Why you should choose Xone Phone as your second smartphone?
The smartphone industry is getting bigger and better with each passing year. The rapid development of technology and the introduction of new technical concepts can be seen each year. These features become a trend among the masses and each smartphone manufacturing company tries to introduce smartphones with various combinations of specifications and these features.
Seeing the popularity of smartphones with a ‘Smart’ screen, we reviewed the cheapest one in the entire market, the Xone Phone. Although some compromises have been made in the technical specifications department, for people looking for stylish and trendy phones with a premium flagship look, the Xone Phone is a perfect choice.
The Xone Phone got a 5.7-inch HD + display with minimal side frames, which took up 90% of the front panel. The back contains a dual main camera, multimedia speaker grille and a fingerprint scanner. The speed of the fingerprint sensor is 0.1 seconds.
The Xone Phone received a screen with a diagonal of 5.7 inches with a resolution of 1498 x 720 pixels with a cutout for the front camera and loudspeaker. The amount of RAM and flash memory is 2 and 16 GB, respectively. The heart of the smartphone is the single-chip Mediatek MT6739 system.
|Display:||5.7 inches IPS with 1498 x 720 pixels|
|CPU:||Mediatek MT6739 4-core 1.3 GHz|
|GPU:||IMG PowerVR GE8100|
|Memory extension:||up to 128GB|
|Cameras:||16.0MP + 5MP main and 8.0MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS|
|Connections:||microUSB port and TF card slot|
|Dimensions:||149.2 x 72.2 x 9.7 mm|
The pros of Xone Phone:
An affordable smartphone – This is a nice term to describe a low-budget smartphone, but in return, you get a smartphone that offers a good value for your money.
Its display looks good – This smartphone can display video quality up to a resolution of 720p HD+ (720*1498 pixels), and it looks fine.
This means it is a bit better than the more similar products display, but I didn’t notice that much of a difference between them.
Anyway, for a smartphone in this price range this is just very good.
Reasonable Camera – After I already reviewed several low-budget smartphones, I know that camera is one of the main things that separates them from the more expensive smartphones & smartphones by leading brands (i.e. Samsung, Apple, etc.).
And once I’ve set my expectations in the right place, the Ulefone S10 Pro proved to offer an acceptable video & photo quality.
Battery life – The Xone Phone has a 3350mAh Li-Polymer battery, that should last for a whole day of reasonable use.
My definition of reasonable use per day is making several phone calls, surfing the internet for 30-60 minutes, watching YouTube videos up 30 minutes, running apps such as Google Maps (including the GPS turned on).
The fingerprint sensor works OK – I’m constantly testing the fingerprint, to make sure it works well. And so far, so good…
The protective case is decent – The case is a wannabe “Heavy Duty” hard case, that appears to provide additional protection from scratches and falls. Plus it has a nice pattern that looks dignified in black and adds to the overall appearance of the device.
It seems a bit slow – When I swipe between screens and apps, I notice a slight delay. Currently, I’m still testing it, to realize if this is the actual smartphone’s performance, or I need to update the apps/firmware. I’m not sure if I need to update apps & firmware or this is the smartphone’s performance.
Other smartphones in this price range offers better audio quality & higher volume level – Usually when I test the sound and volume level, I play several tracks that I like listening to.
In this case, I played Survivor’s “Eye of the tiger” on the Xone Phone and it sounds a bit worse compared to the other devices and it also reaches a lower volume level.
No NFC cheap – The Xone Phone doesn’t support NFC technology.
Over time, I learn to appreciate the existence of devices that support NFC. Unfortunatelly, so far I didn’t encounter a low-budget smartphone that offers this feature.
- NFC allow you to share contacts, websites, and images using your smartphone. You can even make purchases at locations that have NFC support. An NFC message appears automatically when your phone is within an inch of the target device.
Can we have X One in Kiribati with the same price of Aus$200 @ with the same quality?