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[Review] Phablet Changjiang N7300

Review Phablet Changjiang N7300 

Use of this review 

The author (Deen0X) allows you to use this review, either by copying or referenciándola link to anyone who wants it, with the only condition that remains the author and a link to the original source of this review, which is cited in the following section .

Source and update the information in this article 

The original article (in Spanish) is in Deen0X’s Blog.

For updates on this article, I suggest visiting one of the links above

Introduction 

Some time ago, when there was talk of Chinese products, especially mobile, it was inevitable shoddy relate with these products, but since then the manufacturing and marketing products China have evolved dramatically, to the point that today you can already find several Chinese brands specialized sites referenced in technology, where usually stand by his very good relationship between quality/performance/price.

In the case of the product that occupies this review, is an example of what I said. This is a Phablet (a mixture is halfway between a phone and a tablet) which is inspired by the famous Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but with a more trimmed specs to offer a product that mainly is an alternative to lower costs for those who need a device of this kind, as there is a large market that are in these products the ideal solution to your needs.

Yet this N7300 has very interesting features that make it a very interesting alternative for many users, even for some who do not consider the use of a rather phablet your normal mobile, and its size is not lost, and then use, well, is comfortable enough to get used to it, you go back to a smaller sized phone costs a little.

I should clarify that, before reading further, it should be clear that this product is not intended to play, especially games Nova3 or similar type. Later I will discuss the reasons, but it is good to continue reading this article with that in mind, not to get a wrong idea of ??what to do with the device.

First Impression 

The first thing that draws attention, either in their specifications as him personally, is an impressive display of 5.7 “. Such display is an IPS panel with HD quality, with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Already in first is easy to check that there is any screen, as this is easier resolution display devices found in 10 “, so we can conclude unequivocally that the image quality is good and very defined.

At first, the comment most often heard to see the device (from friends or office mates) was that “it does not fit in a pants pocket,” and it remains true to its size and transform it into something a little uncomfortable to wear traditional way.

This device is not a normal phone to replace any phone, within the meaning of it is put to use. This phablet, like any other of the same kind, is aimed at a specific segment of users that require this type of device. These users can typically be those who are carrying your smartphone (one, staff, or two, one personal and one work, for example) and a tablet, or a book reader, or inclusive.

There may also be more users that require this type of device, but I have more specific cases to get an idea, and obviously these users are accustomed to carry these devices, and use them often, so they offer an alternative that encompasses all in one will find it very interesting to many.

Before writing this article, I have been using the device as normal for a few days, and I must say that I myself have been so used to using it, my Motorola Defy now seems tiny and impractical, given the size basically your screen.

For everyday use, I chose to put the device in a belt holster PSP (a generic for the console), where it fits perfectly and is very comfortable.

With this case, I have solved the problem of having to Phablet protected, while I can carry it conveniently at hand. As a bonus, when vibrating call or alert, feels perfectly on a belt, so it’s something else they’ve earned this.

 

After this first impression on people who have seen the device, I have noticed interest in the product so it can offer, and is actually the same size gives much play in the sense of the uses that can be given.

I have some acquaintances who regularly use your phone to read and watch movies, as well as the more traditional uses like internet browsing, messaging (whatsapp, etc), mail and, of course, talking on the phone, and have quickly seen in this phablet an alternative for normal daily use.

I think it is clear that the display allows visualization of very good image quality and size of films, in addition to reading it is obviously more convenient than a phone 4 “.

Despite having a 3700mAh battery, the device is not heavy as a whole, is that once introduced into the pocket of a jacket (for example), just do not notice it carrying.

In short, do not pass indifferent by its size, but for normal use is very easy to get used to it.

But after all, what is this device? 

A Phablet and are called, but by the type of use we will refer to it as mostly a phone.

In short, is a processor Phablet with Dual-Core (at 1GHz), 1GB Ram, bluetooth GPS FM Radio wireless dual sim , and 5.7 “screen. Roughly, it defines the main features of this device, which then went on to comment more in detail.

Description 

The device is shipped in a box parquete including the phablet and original accessories, and come apart with a cover for the screen protector (Cover flip) and an extra battery.

Package Contents 

  • N7300 Phablet
  • Battery 3200mAh
  • 700mAh Charger with USB to wall (without adapter EUR).
  • USB/MicroUSB to transfer data to/from your computer, or upload the media
  • Service
  • Extra Battery 3200mAh (*)
  • Cover + cover to protect pantalal (flip cover)

(*) The extra battery is not in the picture.

Device description 

Front 

  • Speakerphone
  • Proximity sensor
  • Cáramara front
  • Display 5.7 “(IPS Panel)
  • Capacitive buttons: Menu, Home, Search & Back

Rear View 

  • Flash Led
  • Rear Camera (8Mpx) with autofocus
  • Microphone environmental/ventilation slot

Right Side 

  • Power button [POWER]
  • Volume Up [VOL +]
  • Volume down button [VOL-]
  • Slot to open the back cover

Top View 

  • 3.55mm Jack Audio Connection Port (Standard)

Bottom View 

  • Calls Microphone Hole
  • Puerto microUSB

Interior view 

  • Slot microSD
  • SIM slot 1
  • SIM 2 slot
  • Battery Space

Features 

According to various websites, this is the specification with which this device is announced.

  • CPU: MediaTek MTK6577 Dual core 1GHz
  • Dual SIM cards (*)
  • Storage: 1GB RAM +1.5 GB ROM + 500MB internal. (**)
  • Supported Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 2100MHz
  • Touch Screen 5.7 “Multi-Touch (5 points)
  • Display Type: IPS Panel 1280×720 pixels
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1
  • Vibration: Yes
  • GPS: Yes, with AGPS support and EPO
  • Front camera: 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera: 8.0MP, with autofocus and LED flash
  • HD video recording.
  • Radio: Yes (FM) (****)
  • Official Play preinstalled Google

(*) Unlocked and quatribanda for use anywhere in the world.

(**) The terminal has a 2GB ROM, and some customs firmwares or leave some memory for an internal drive, or simply used to install any apps.

(***) Some pages and descriptions indicate that the rear camera is 12 or 13MPx, but apparently it is a misinterpretation of the driver, and all are 8mpx

System Benchmark AnTuTu obtained info 

  

System info obtained with Quadrant Standard 

  

Report sensors and characteristics, obtained with Z-Devices 

 

Operating System/User Interface 

The device comes with a customized version specifically, and includes several useful menus. The truth is that in this sense is quite well implemented OS and appreciated.

The trouble is that, unlike the trend of Chinese manufacturers, the device does not come rooteado from factory, so we must seek an effective method to perform this operation (rooting the terminal)

On the web I found several methods for rooting this terminal, but none has helped me effectively, so I’ve chosen directly by installing a custom rom that besides me rooteado terminal comes with some optimization settings are not bad in this terminal.

Fortunately, the device’s interface is not affected by the installation of the custom roms (see the section Custom Roms for more information), and kept most of these interfaces.

From the point of view of analysis, never I focus on the interface itself, since it is a customization or specific launcher which provides these facilities, but considering that there are many alternative roms, and they all use the same interface, I seems particularly interesting comment and show it.

 

The above image display corresponds to the original firmware of the device and the ROM Ravenous (in this case, this is a catch rom). The original configuration includes the famous animated wallpaper Mushrooms, I personally advise removing the battery consumption which is to have active and quite dizzying as it is very sensitive to touch on screen starts to rotate immediately with any friction .

In addition to wallpaper, I suggest installing a launcher to replace the default one, which is not very smooth on the phone. In my case, I use the Nova Prime, but anyone like Holo Launcher or similar to get a performance worth more “soft” than the next launcher.

  

In these screens you can see the menu switches included in the notification bar. By sliding to the right or left are groups of options:

  • Options screen
    • Brightness
    • Downtime
    • Rotate
  • General (Details)
    • Wifi
    • Bluetooth
    • GPS
    • Data (Connectivity)
    • Airplane mode
  • Sound
    • General Profile
    • Silence
    • Meeting (Vibration)

On the menu system

There are a number of specific options for this device, because you can use two SIMs at the same time, these options should be comfortable so you can access them quickly, and above all, should be simple and clear.

For this, the menu system found a special menu “SIM Card Management”

Within this menu, find a section that allows you to enable or disable individually to each card inserted.

In the picture above, there are two SIMs inserted in the system, a company Pepehone (recognized as 21,406), and the other of Telstra, which in this case I have disabled.

Calls that do to the Yoigo SIM mark me as the phone is turned off. Enabling the SIM, the process takes about 4 seconds and is immediate, as they can receive and make calls once activated immediately (no waiting for the service is available)

Appear on the same menu options to manage how we will use the embedded SIMs. You can set each service type is used by one or another SIM, which is very convenient for those who have 2 SIMs with different types of contracted services, for example, in my case I have a SIM that I use regularly for calls and personal use, and another SIM I bought a modem MIFI, which only I have a data plan contract.

In the above case, I manage just voice calls, video calls and text messages, go to the first SIM (the commonly used), while anything that involves data/internet, use the second SIM (with plan data).

Also, for those who have data plans that discriminate fees schedule, they can come more comfortable setting the phone to ask you to use SIM card every time you use a service (a window with the sims available for use). This SIM settings ask what use can be established for each type of service.

In the screen above, I espedivicado Voice calls out the 21,406 SIM (Pepephone), since the latter corresponds to a sim SIM data (for tests that I have disabled, as shown in the image)

If in this case I set “Always ask” to any of the SIMs disabled, if you selected the system will tell me who is disabled and give me the option to enable it at the time.

On the microSD (mount point/sdcard) 

This is one of the issues that commonly cause headaches, especially in new users of this OS.

Android is set to work with a mount point “/ sdcard”, it should be for the microSD inserted in the system.

Over time, there were some devices incorporating an internal memory to “facilitate” the user’s life, adding that as a feature within specifications. This internal memory (usually 2, 4, and in some cases may exceed these amounts) is mounted at point “/ sdcard” and as defined as it is not a good idea.

The problem comes when the user needs to download large amounts of information, such as games. Currently a game “great” may actually discharge between 1 and 2 GB of storage, which those 2 or 4GB of internal space, quickly fall far short for normal use.

The issue is that a normal user will think that adding a high-capacity microSD solves this problem. As generally does not help, since the mounting point is given by microsd “/ external_sdcard”, “/ ext_sd”, “/ external_sd” or any variant … but the point “/ sdcard” (which is used by the system to download data using programs) continue pointing to the small internal memory.

I hope the above explanation is achieved understand the problems in general android devices, and this is achieved with a better understanding of the next point to mention precisely to the mountpoint of microSD, and is that the system contains an option specified under “Storage” to manage our internal memory and microSD inserted.

Here we find the “default typing Disco”, where we decide that memory will be used in the mount point “/ sdcard”

With this option, you no longer need to be fiddling with system files to get Android points to our microSD for use as part of the file system.

Personally, I would like all Android devices allow this type of configuration, which would make life much easier for users in general.

About the GPS 

Many have read in forums that the device has GPS problems, especially the custom rom Changai (see section Custom Roms), which theoretically can not use the GPS in it.

After searching the web for information, I have seen that by editing/etc/gps.conf and changing the value of the country (in “tw” is Taiwan, and to be changed to “is” in the case of Spain ) the system is able to detect GPS satellites, yes, the first detection delay much, about 10 minutes, but then we are faster the following searches.

To use GPS, you must first activate it in Settings-location services, and also can use “wizards” to search faster satellite.

 

(GPS data obtained with the custom rom Revenous)

The two assistants that can be activated are EPO (Extended Forecast orbits of GPS satellites in the network) and the famous A-GPS (Assisted GPS)

Just for clarification, and I’ve seen is a lot of confusion on this issue. Many people confuse the A-GPS, with browsers such as MAPs, ranging downloading map data while surfing.

Attendees (EPO and A-GPS), simply download a small file that indicates Internet, in the case of A-GPS, where the satellites at the time, and with this device “tune” the antenna in which expect to find in the area you are in, instead of scanning the entire frequency band looking for signals from these satellites.

Therefore, downloading a file from A-GPS or EPO (I’m not familiar with, but I assume it will also download a file with forecasts of satellite locations) is equivalent to receiving an email by gmail, so NO is a misuse of data, as might be the use of Google Maps and Navigator, if intensive data to download the maps as you move.

Furthermore, to complete the A-GPS information (and I assume that EPO) can be used for a few days, without downloading Internet specifically this every time you turn on the GPS.

That said, I suggest having always on the A-GPS and EPO for fast location of satellites.

For those who do not have a data plan, it is suggested to use a program like Status [/url], and use the option to download A-GPS data from your tools menu, so download this data when we are connected to a WiFi network.

Testing with the GPS, I managed to connect with both the official rom, as with Revenous and with Taiwan. Always takes a long time the first time you connect, but the following is sometimes faster. I assume that is because the files contain rom pointing to another geographic region, and thus the phone has trouble determining the original position where it is.

Using the Z-Device Test program, I made the GPS accuracy test, with the following results:

(Accuracy test performed with the custom rom Taiwan)

I’m no expert on these matters, but considering that the GPS has been tested in a floor, by the window, and with a cloudy day, the average error does not seem so great (92.93m), as with other GPS I have not even managed to take the test under the same conditions (not connected satellites).

The positioning system has no digital compass, which is very useful, especially pedestrian navigation (walking from one place to another using a GPS as a guide), but I saw somewhere that the system determines the direction of motion with differences of five meters, so in good condition, you should have a much lower average error than +90 I have achieved, and therefore with a displacement of 5 meters (at least) the system can deduce the direction we are taking. In practice, the displacement can be more than 10 meters to show any effect, but motorized travel (car, bus, train) is correct orientation and positioning system works pretty well. It is quite likely to lose the signal, if we go through a tunnel more or less long, but with time and use it captures the signal faster.

Camera 

That point may be quite unclear, because depending on where you look at the specifications, in some places it gets 8mpx, or even 13MPx 12Mpx.

The truth is that finding out a little more about it, everything seems to indicate that this phone only has one camera model, and a sensor 8Mpx

It also has a fairly fast and quiet autofocus that works acceptably most of the time. Programs that incorporate barcode readers or similar work seamlessly with the autofocus of the camera.

The daytime photos, have good image quality, but for an emergency that does not count with a camera around, you can use that come with this device.

For example, I got a series of comparison photos between phablet N7300, and flight performance, a camera, such as the Casio Exilim EX-H15, both in automatic mode and not zoom or change any settings.

All comparative photos are for a day session, with the semi-cloudy sky.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the pictures above I think you can make a pretty good general idea of ??the results that can be obtained with the camera.

Other tests: 

Night shots (not comparative. Every corresoponden photos below the device)

Some photos indoors

The picture quality is not great or anything, but for an emergency, and if you do not have another camera, there is enough light can get pretty decent pictures (from my point of view as an amateur photographer and casual)

Benchmarks

Benchmarks testing device generally give good results for most aspects of the console, less for the GPU, and is to be noted here is that the GPU is incorporated, although not very potent enough for a standard mobile normal screen with a lower resolution, but having a high resolution device (1280 * 720), the screen is simply too big to the GPU, so you can not get better results in this section.

Tests corresopnden to AnTuTu Benchmark, Quadrant Standard and Epic Citadel, with the following results.

AnTuTu Benchmark (3.1.2) 

 
  • RAM: 1176
  • CPU integer: 1495
  • CPU float-pint: 1137
  • 2D graphics [720x1280]: 315
  • 3D graphics [720x1280]: 819
  • Database IO: 460
  • SD card write: (19.5MB/s) 150 (*)
  • SD card read: (13.7 MB/s) 137
  • CPU frequency: 1001 MHz (x2)
  • Total: 5689 

(*) We used a microSD 32GB class 10 Samsung brand .

AnTuTu Benchmark (3.0.3) 

 
  • RAM: 1196
  • CPU integer: 1519
  • CPU float-pint: 1122
  • 2D graphics [720x1280]: 317
  • 3D graphics [720x1280]: 774
  • Database IO: 440
  • SD card write: (19.5MB/s) 150 (*)
  • SD card read: (13.7 MB/s) 112
  • CPU frequency: 1001 MHz (x2)
  • Total: 5689 

(*) We used a microSD 32GB class 10 Samsung brand .

Deputy results AnTuTu updated version, and version 3.0.3, which generally give different values ??because the versions after 3.0.3 has fallen sharply the number of points given for some devices, and gained a lot in other , so to do a little more testing posting both standard results, but as you can see in this case the results are similar.

Quadrant Standard 

  • CPU: 4595
  • Memory: 3040
  • I/O: 3941
  • 2D: 180
  • 3D: 1468
  • Total: 2645 

Epic Citadel 

Hight Performance Test (1280×720): 17.9

High Quality Test (1280×720): 15.4

As is evident in this test, great detail/resolution graphical device proves too for incorporating GPU, so in almost any application that requires intensive graphics processing, the GPU performance will be adversely affected, since the 1280×720 screen pixels that have to process huge turn smoothly.

Performance with apliaciones

Well, to review the overall performance of a device such as a tablet or phone, it’s best to try some games. As much benchmark to do, does not give a real sense of how fluid (or not) the device can go, so I opted to capture some videos to give you a general idea, and practical examples that can be expected of the device .

Consider that most of the games I’ve tried are just games that require graphics performance and therefore will not 100% fluid, but the proof is that I made a conscience, and it does not seem useful to show less demanding games running without problems on the device (if I have any, like Starwars Angry Birds HD, or Super Hexagon, so you can see if you can move without problems such games)

N.o.v.a. 3 

This game asks enough resources and has a GPU intensive.

The audio and video streams are out of sync.

The game itself has enough lag and relentizaciones and practice can not play it.

Rayman Jungle Run 

2D game, but with intense use of CPU to generate the graphs. I chose to make a choice for the resolved 2D graphics GPU instead of the CPU, but I have not achieved greater difference in performance (can be a little more fluid … that the audio stutters less, but still relentizado)

The game is “slow”, but depending on the user, can be “playable” (my 3 year old plays it well, and is happy)

Real Racing 3 

3D game with very intensive use of 3D graphics, with many details and much use of resources in general.

Surprisingly, the game runs, but not at 100% fullspeed, but at a rate sufficient to jugaro. It slows down a bit, but is especially noticeable in the audio.

Super Hexagon 

The fashion game I have found some device that can not run fluently, but as you can see in this case is very smooth and fluid.

Machinarium 

This game has many moving sprites, but if you have a lot of detail and high quality images. has some lag in the control, but being a game that does not require an immediate response precisely at the controls, you can play pretty well (you have to take the trick of the pointer, which appears to be offset from where it is pressed into screen)

Angry Birds HD Starwars 

Oddly enough, there are some devices that can not run the game fluently, as amended HD (van relentizados). In this case, it runs smoothly, very smoothly and with very good tactile response.

N64oid Emulator (Nintendo 64) 

To end this series of tests, I loaded a N64 emulator, to show how the fluid can go emulacioón generally in this device.

Always consider the emulation screen resizes to 1280×720 pixels, and therefore the execution should be affected by having to work with a big decision.

Even so, and as you can see, the emulation is quite fluid. You can see some relentizaciones, especially in the introduction of “Zelda – Ocarina of Time”, but then in the execution of the game is quite fluid and fully playable (with onscreen controls, of course)

Note: I hope to upload a gameplay of Zelda, which I cut in the video before you start playing, but I think with the other examples and you can make a general idea of ??how it goes in the device emulation.

Official Firmwares and Custom Firmwares 

Before installing a custom rom of existing, install ClockworkMod on the device, which is an alternative Recovery (custom) with more options than the original manufacturer recovery can offer, among which Nandroids generation ( backup and restore option), with which they have been generated (Backup) the existing custom roms, and to be installed by the opposite process (Restore)

Flashing a official rom/Installing Clockwork Mod 

Conceptually, to install this recovery, you have to flash the official firmware in the device, but before you have to replace the flash file that corresponds to the recovery of the machine, and put the recovery “modified” that works specifically with the device.

Official Firmware 

Procedure: 

  • Install drivers with PDANet + , or with This part is important to properly set before proceeding.
  • Download the file Flashtools 4.0 
  • Download official firmware 4.1.1 .

    Note : This mini-guide is based on the installation of version 4.1.1 mencinoada above. I guess it works with any other official firmware, but to avoid problems, I suggest installing version specifically mentioned.

  • Download the file (CWM) modified [/url] to run on this device.
  • The previous file (ClockworkMod), unzip the file and copy only “e1901_v77_cxq_asx_121225__recovery_130101-155903.img” in some folder.
  • Rename the file you have copied “e1901_v77_cxq_asx_121225__recovery_130101-155903.img “by” recovery “(without extensions), inside the folder where we unzipped the official 4.1.1 firmware file. If asked, overwrite the existing file.

    Note : If we have the official firmware without CWM, simply skip the file copy of the recovery, to flash the firmware without modification.

So far, what we’ve done is make the folder containing the files needed to be flashed on the device, replacing the stock recovery (which comes with the firmware) by the CWM.

Now, we need to flash this rom on the phone.

  • Disconnect the phone from the PC, and remove the battery.
  • Connect your phone to your PC via USB. If all goes well, the PC will recognize the dipositive and install the appropriate drivers.
  • Inside the folder Flash_Tool 4.0, run “Flash Tool.exe “
  • Select “Scatter-loading File “, find the directory” 20121126_e1901_v77_cxq_asx “(the official 4.1.1 firmware unzipped) and inside it, find the file” MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc. “Select and open
If all went well, the necessary parameters flashing program will load, automatically showing the information required for each file type.

Select the button “Download” and wait until the flashing process is run. The application displays an “OK” when the download process is complete. At this point the phone will reboot. If restarting the application does not recognize the device, remove and replace the USB cable, to proceed with the installation.

At the end of the installation process, we will have an official rom with a custom ClockworkMod recovery installed. Actually, the whole process is to do the latter, as the existing install custom roms through this recovery, as the stock can not install these firmwares (I understand it’s a matter of packaging and signing of files).

For more information on this procedure, see this link or this link ( original Russian )

Installing Custom Roms 

At the time of writing, there are 2 Custom Roms for this device, and both are update ZIP format, for which use the option “Install zip from sdcard” in CWM.

The procedure is similar for both:

  • Copy the. Zip on microsd
  • Starting ClockworkMod Recovery (with the phone turned off, press and hold [VOL +], and hold, turn on the device. Maintain [VOL +] button until the recovery menu)
  • Select “Wipe data/factory reset”
  • Select “Wipe cache partition”
  • Select “Wipe Dalvik Cache-Advanced”
  • In the main menu, select “install zip from sdcard – choose zip from sdcard”
  • We seek rom that we copied to the microSD and select
  • We confirm that we install
  • We hope to finish the process, and select “Reboot system now”
  • The first boot of a newly installed rom always takes a while, so be patient.

Rom Taiwan 101 V.05.0 

download 

Features:

  • Based on the official firmware 20130114
  • Rooteada
  • Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
  • It includes Taiwan101 topic (basically shown as custom wallpaper in menu system)
  • Fix the problems existing in the ROM version V.04
  • All applications that come in are updated rom (the date of the rom, of course)
  • Support for re-partitioning of data (EBR1) via flash tool
  • Added APN settings Taiwanese Carriers
  • Dual Launcher 360/Samsung
  • Local Settings default GPS: Taiwan
  • Busybox
  • Relocation intaladas applications in/data/app (for easy removal)

Ravenous n7300 v1.0 4.1 

download 

Cracterísticas:

  • Ravenous ROM v1.0 n7300 4.1 JellyBean
  • Rooteada
  • Deodex, zipalign
  • Bravia engine file
  • Beats Audio Processor (Awesome Beats.apk)
  • Uninstalled Chinese applications
  • Local Settings default GPS: Europe
  • Seeder.apk (acceleration system)
  • SGN2-Live Wallpaper
  • New animation battery (Thanks to Taiwan101)
  • New boot animation (Samsung Galaxy Note)

Sources of information 

I have obtained information from various sources, of which I am left with these links:

HTC-Manía : [SCENE] Todo para tu Changjiang/HDC/CXQ/NoteII+ N7300
Forum.china-iphone.ru : Changjiang N7300 5.7 HD Android 4.0 MTK6577 1G RAM
XDA-Developers : [Trick] Speed Up Satelite Fix for GPS on Android
PlusGSM : [Tutorial] Custom Recovery CWM para ZP950/N7300 (ChangJiang) e demais Réplicas

Pros, cons and improvements

The phone has many interesting aspects to consider, as well as some who are against it and it would be very welcome to phone for a review of some of them are improved.

Pros 

  • The most obvious, is undoubtedly the screen, with an impressive size and resolution
  • Flip-Cover is included with the device, which gives you an extra layer of protection that complements the use of any film to protect the screen from sticking to it.
  • Ability to use the phone to talk with the Flip Cover closed.
  • Good quality materials, good construction and assembly. It gives the impression of low quality product at any time
  • It includes a second extra battery as standard shipping.
  • Battery life, on testing, the device lasted me more to use than a conventional mobile standard (usually use a Motorola Defy, which falls short battery last day)
  • GUI with a menu and accesses phone features that are easy and convenient to use
  • Simultaneous use of the two SIMs in the phone. not necessary to disable an use the other.
  • Easy administration of the two SIMs inserted in the phone.
  • Screen with IPS panel, which offers good image quality.
  • Development Custom ROMs for the device
  • I will consider as a positive, the camera is built into the device 8mpx, and includes autofocus and an LED flash.
  • Option to select, through system setup, memory which will be used as primary storage medium (internal memory or inserted microSD) without touching system files.

Cons 

  • If it is true that the best point of all is the screen size, also plays against, because it is too large for the device incorporating GPU and for some applications (mainly games) may not sufficient GPU power to move fluently.
  • No digital compass. Although not a critical point, personally I think for a personal navigation system (to walk, walk from one place to another) the inclusion of the compass offers very useful in navigation programs
  • I have considered the inclusion of the camera as a positive, but I must also comment that the quality of the photos is just “enough” for emergency use the camera, but not of sufficient quality to be able to have the device camera normal wear, especially in low-light photographs-night
  • Unfortunately there (or I could not find) an ICS version of firmware for the device. If there is one, you could use Chainfire to play with the screen resolution and thus able to run applications like games more fluidly.
  • I consider as negative point that the GPS takes too long to get a signal, even editing files to set custom GPS location, to have initial reference system.

Enhancements 

  • Add an output port micro/mini HDMI
  • Add a folding leg to leave the screen vertically (watch videos, for example)
  • Include digital compass
  • Provide a site where consultation for product updates (I could not find an official page)
  • Adding a more powerful GPU, so you can handle with ease the device screen, and in turn be able to run games and applications fluently.

Conclusion 

Before writing this article, I have been for over a week using the device, to get a better idea about it, not so much on the technical side, but as a device for normal use, and the size of the phone is a factor important to consider and to discriminate the type of users that may have this device (and generally phablets)

That said, I must also say that I very quickly got used to using this device daily, to the point that I find it difficult to re-use my regular phone. Get used to this screen, and stop relying on the tablet for some things (check the mail and open websites, on the phone, especially surfing the net, I find little comfort) now are activities that I find much more comfortable .

The possibility of using two SIMs simultaneously has a number of exciting possibilities, and especially focuses on people who, for example, need to have a SIM staff, and other work, and not having to carry two phones to meet both numbers .

In addition, the simplified management of SIMs make it very natural to use the two in the same device. Turn off one or both SIMs, maintaining phone functionality is also very simple and it is a point worth taking into account and that will appeal to more than one user.

Personally, I think this type of solution, the Phablets, do not target all audiences, but all can be used, of course. Given their size characteristics, and especially the user interface, which has some icons and large text, I think for someone who likes most of the technology could be a good device. The fact is that from personal experience, my mother accidentally saw this phone and asked me about him, why exactly has been seen that the letters very clear and crisp and of a size suitable for her, that because of their age your vision is impaired, I could read the screen smoothly.

In short, I find an interesting product, focused on a specific group of users that can be found in these devices a solution to your technology needs “journal”. I think the product is good quality, features and performance, and it’s worth giving it a try, though, considering that for someone looking to play a giant screen, this device is not for that, or at least not for games that require intensive GPU (as Nova 3, Modernc Combat 4, etc)

Final Words 

It has been a pleasure to write this review, and this time especially since I said part of the daily usage experience has given me a kind of device that had not previously had occasion to test.

I hope that this experience will be helpful to anyone seeking information on this device.

Possibly the information in this article can be completed by most things missing comment, but I’ll try to update over time.

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