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Elephone P2000 Review – Fingerprint security phone

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Elephone P2000

Elephone is one of many new Chinese companies which are wishing to break into the market of phones. It does not surprise me because now is opportunity for earning big ones. Also phones are hot gadgets than ever. As you can see there are many new companies with same strategic plans but Elephone is one of many with higher success. Because they are very active and they recently released a new model called Elephone P2000.

Their latest model P2000 could be best buy because at affordable price offers several interesting features like octacore CPU, HD display, fingerprint indentification scanner, NFC and cool design. If you want to see more about this device then stay here and read more about it because we have thoroughly tested.

Packaging

So as you can see on the photos Elephone P2000 is packed in black box with red line, really cool combination with company’s logo. I was hoping to get more accessories than from other companies but it is the same staff as on other. So on the top of the box is device, below are accessories like USB cable and charger which are in white colour. You also get screen protector and short user manual. But I have admite that for the first time I see that someone puts screen protector in lovely envelope.

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box of phone

Design and build quality

Elephone P2000 is available in several different colours which are white, black and yellow. I decided to have black one which in my personal opinion is most beautiful. In my experience this is the second Chinese phone which has elegant design, notacommondesign. They really have done a great job for design. If you decide to buy black model you can expect the phone in completely black colour including edges. Also the top side and the bottom side have carbon effect, really really cool. I have admit that build quality is also good alt.the case is completely made of some kind smooth plastic. I think you will notice that P2000 has similar design to Xiaomi Mi3 of course with some changes.

On the front side we have huge 5.5 HD display, below the screen there are three buttons which does not have light. Above is located notification LED light, gesture control sensors and front camera. On the left side of the device is located volume button in silver color and on the right side is power on off button in same colour. On top of device there are located ports for Micro USB and headphones, so company decided to not have any ports or buttons on the bottom of device.

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bottom of the phone

 

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Screen Quality

As I said before Elephone P2000 has 5.5 inch display with One Glass Solution technology or short OGS. Thanks to OGS device can be thinner. It is also IPS panel with 720p resolution. Screen has strong brightness, good viewing angle and the colors arequitenatural. I only noticed that sometimes digitizer does not work as I wanted. So for example when I touch the screen and I want to go down to the bottom of the menu, it does not go down then it reactsas Iclicked on icon desiringto open it. But overall it is not the major problem because this happens only occasional. For example if you use the phone ten times , you go right left up down, you click on icon’s or something else then it may one or two times reacts wrong. And last thing about display, it does not have any screen protection so you can if you want to use the screen protector which comes in package with other accessories.

Hardware and performance

Really I don’t see huge difference from Chinese flagships. Recentlyare allmoreor less the same with different design and screen size. As you can see all highend devices like this one has similar hardware. So, P2000 has powerful octa core CPU with codename MediaTek MT6592. Complete fluidity provides 2 GB of RAM and graphics take care Mali 450 GPU. I have said this many times now and I’m think I’m boring to myself but I have ever to say again that this hardware combination is pretty good and you will be able to do anything you want from surfing on the Internet to the demanding gaming. With the games I did not have any problems so it will be good for this staff also.

I made several benchmark tests to see how good it is and the results are very similar to other devices with the same hardware.

Elephone P2000 – Benchmarks results

  • Antutu: 26668
  • Quadrant: 2337/714

Elephone P2000 antutu benchmark

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Camera

P2000 has main camera with 13 megapixel sensor while the front facing camera has eight megapixel sensor. Most the time I only use the main camera so I will talk only about the main camera. It has many features for select in settings. Also I have to admit that the led flashlight is strong enough so photos taken in dark are quite good actually. When you take the photos in daylight or in places with enough light photo quality is also good, but sometimes the photos are not totally sharp. Because of that one part of photo is a little blurry. Overall looking I would give rating 4 of possible 5.

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Battery

Elephone P2000 has a removable battery which has capacity 2650mAh. With average use it will give you one day for using. Device with this kind of battery it should last more in reality but it does not, so it is possible that capacity of this battery is a lower than 2650mAh.

Connectivity & fingerprint indentification

It has all standard features like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS. But it has also several new interesting features like NFC and fingerprint indentification. NFC I did not tested because I do not have ability to do that. Anyway I have tested fingerprint indentification which works as it should. In my opinion it is really cool function. Because you can protect your phone from others. In settings for fingerprint indentification you can choose to unlock the screen with finger but there are also other options for this function. Elephone also supports OTG function so you can use USB flash drive or for example gamepad for gaming, and last thing which I have tested is GPS. In this moment I have tested the GPS with GPS application and under the minute it has locked several satellites with 2 m precision. Later I will do more tests regarding GPS.

Elephone P2000 Gps

Conclusion

Elephone wanted to produce a phone with elegant design, strong hardware at an affordable price. Overall looking they have more or less succeeded with few drawbacks but nothing major. I personally really like design, it is really nice phone. It has powerful hardware as all other similar Chinese flagships devices. It has also several cool features for example NFC and fingerprint indentification. In my personal opinion they could put stronger battery otherwise it can run your phone for one day. Also sometimes the digitizer does not work as it should but this happens only occasional. Price for Elephone P2000 is approximately $190. For more information you can visit official website.

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Review: ZMI Reason ONE

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ZMI Reason ONE — a new smart alarm clock by Xiaomi Ecosystem partner — ZMI. This is the first smart alarm clock by the Chinese brand. The company’s assortment includes power banks, chargers and other gadgets for smartphones.

The design and functionality of the alarm clock are similar to the Xiaomi AI smart alarm clock. One of the main differences is the voice assistant. The alarm clock by Xiaomi supports Xiao AI suitable for Chinese customers. ZMi Reason ONE supports Alexa, which greatly simplifies the use of the device in Europe, USA, and other English-speaking countries.

DESIGN

The model has a compact rectangular shape (12×6×2 cm). It is made of matte black ABS-plastic.

The front panel is occupied by black monochrome screen. Despite the compact dimensions of the alarm clock, the screen is large enough. Therefore, the numbers and letters on the display are clearly visible even from a distance.

On the top, there is a touch button, which is responsible for voice control activation and microphone status.

On the rear panel, there is a speaker, a Micro-USB port (for charging) as well as a button for resetting to factory settings.

FUNCTIONS

The display shows the time, date, alarm status, timer, and WiFi connection. When the voice assistant is activated, the display shows two circles, which look like “eyes”.

ZMi Reason Clock supports the Alexa voice assistant. You can ask the weather, find out the news, time, ask to turn on the music or set an alarm/timer, add smth to a shopping list and even find out the currency exchange rate.

The ringtone of the alarm clock is also easy to change. There are about 30 melodies to choose from the menu.

The alarm clock can also be a portable speaker. The model supports popular music streaming services like Amazon Music, Audible, iHeartRadio, and others.

If you have devices that support Alexa, then you can control them using ZMI Reason One. In order to do this, you need to install a special application and synchronize the devices with each other.

The price for such a smart alarm clock is ridiculously low — only $ 20. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

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Sharp Aquos C10 [REVIEW]

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The Sharp C10 review has finally arrived! Sharp is a Japanese brand that mostly covers its market in Japan, but has recently started to turn its marketing to other areas of the world. So yes, Japan is not only popular for Hentai and awesome cars industry but they also get involved in the smartphone industry. Sharp is probably best known for their TVs or kitchen appliances to some, but they are fairly old players in the smartphone game, making phones like the Aquos Crystal back in 2014. Let’s jump back to the C10 and look at all the interesting bits this smartphone hides.

Build quality

Because of it’s non standard aspect ratio, this phone brings some quite interesting looks with it. It’s a bit shorter and wider than what we’re used to, with a droplet styled notch on the top and glossy plastic back. The USB-C jack lies on the bottom between the speaker and microphone grilles, but unfortunately there is no 3.5mm audio jack on the top which is a huge disappointment. Finally, the very clicky three buttons are positioned on the right side and are pretty easy to reach due to the phone’s size.

The phone itself is fairly light in hand, but it still feels relatively sturdy and rigid. It is claimed to have gorilla Glass protection for the screen, but it’s unknown which version of it exactly. Also, Sharp have decided to put the fingerprint reader on the front, so you get a small recession under the screen where the fingerprint sensor resides. The phone itself is not too thick either, so it’s a real pleasure to handle all in all.

Android OS

The OS on this thing is actually pretty light with little to no bloat! It’s Android 8.0 Oreo with a few tweaks to the settings application, task switcher, and the system UI to handle the notch and to distinguish it from other Android phones. Notch handling is done on a per-app basis which means that most applications probably won’t support it. I’ve found that only the stock gallery seems to make use of it, while Youtube cuts off the whole top. You can also disable most of the Google applications if you don’t use them, that’ll get you some extra RAM space if you need it. The situation here is fine although they should work on the visual integrity a bit in the future updates.

Performance

This phone gets 89296 points on Antutu which is not that great for a mid range device. Compared to the Mi A2 which gets 134348 points, performance of the C10 seems pretty bad, but it’s not all that bleak. In Geekbench it gets 883 for the single core test, 4239 for the multi core test and 3702 for the renderscript test. Synthetic benchmarks obviously don’t tell the full story as this device multitasks fairly fast and handles Chrome just fine for day to day web browsing. PUBG Mobile locks the graphics settings to low and even then it stutters here and there, so obviously don’t pick this phone if you’re looking for raw gaming performance. Even then, playing on it’s relatively small screen won’t be too comfortable of an experience. Regarding screens…

Screen

In a mid range phone like this, a screen usually won’t be too interesting of a subject. C10’s screen has some very rounded corners on the top including the notch, while the bottom just has regular, hard corners. You do get a relatively nice FHD+ IPS panel with a resolution of 1080×2040. Colors pop pretty nicely at higher brightness settings, and speaking of brightness this phone handles it pretty well. Lowest brightness doesn’t go too low, but highest brightness is thankfully high enough for outside use.

Cameras

I have to say, this phone has quite an interesting thing going on with the camera. Unfortunately, the second camera is only used for depth detection in portrait mode so I think it’s a bit of an useless addition, but the camera application itself is pretty feature packed. I’m happy to say that it also has a full featured manual mode with only the RAW option missing. The photos it takes on auto mode are lifelike, vibrant and just very pleasant in general. Given it’s wide aperture, it’s also pretty competitive at night, but only with still shots. Portrait mode gets you some pretty strong depth blur, but it’s inaccurate as well so use it in moderation.

Switching over to video, the mild disappointment starts. No stabilization options at all, nor any slow motion modes available. Thankfully it does have 4K, but I don’t think most people will find it very useful. Some EIS would go a long way here. All in all, it’s a pretty competent camera in the price range with some nice software features like the picture-in-picture mode, but the second camera is a bit of a waste, and the addition of EIS would be extremely beneficial.

Audio Capabilities

Testing the audio output on this phone yielded some fairly average results. Doing the tests with the headphones connected, we can see that the frequency response loses it’s linearity and some distortion shows up on the low end. The stereo crosstalk also jumps up by almost 40dB with the headphones connected. These tests are done with a 55ohm set of on-ear headphones so results may vary with different loads. The audio output thankfully does get comfortably loud so it does seem to have enough power.

Similar situation for the speaker which gets relatively loud, but it carries some distortion along with it. Nothing tragic but you’ll hear when you’re pushing it. The plastic case doesn’t resonate with the speaker that much so it doesn’t help the tinny feel of the sound. For such a budget phone, I really didn’t expect anything extraordinary from the loudspeaker so I wouldn’t call it a disappointment by any means.

Battery

Running the Lab501 gaming test on maximum brightness for 15 minutes drained the battery by 5%. Playing PUBG mobile under the same testing conditions for the same amount of time drained the battery by 10%. So with a full battery, you could game on this phone for about 10 hours.

That’s surprisingly good given the relatively small 2700mAh battery inside C10. It’s standby times are even better since the phone shows little drain during the night and could probably last over a week if used sporadically. Suffice to say, I’m pleasantly surprised!

Additional features

When it comes to additional features, this phone doesn’t pack any surprises. Unfortunately, Sharp has even omitted an FM radio receiver software even though the hardware supports it. There’s no FM radio application to be found anywhere! The fingerprint reader usually unlocks on the second try, but the results can vary and it’s pretty fast when it works.

GPS also hasn’t been proven too spectacular as it took a while to get my location acquired, but it works all right once it locks on the satellites. Finally, there’s full OTG functionality here so you can plug in flash drives and all kinds of other peripherals into your phone. No problem!

Closure

The Sharp C10 is an interesting budget phone with a pretty stern and business-like design. Even though the performance might not be the selling point here, you trade it in for a very respectable camera which I’d say is the highlight of this phone. Unfortunately some bad decisions were made, for example the removal of the 3.5mm jack and the lackluster notch handling, but all in all it could be way worse. In the end, all that matters is preference – what do you want out of your phone and what are you willing to sacrifice.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Review

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Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone, Mi 9, has some awesome characteristics like design, powerful processor, and a great camera. Wanna know more about it? Stick around. I’ll tell you all about it.

First Impressions

If we ignore aluminum frame for a moment, It can be said it is made entirely out of glass: the front panel is made of Gorilla Glass 6, and the back panel is Gorilla Glass 5. This model has a shiny blue gradient color, and there are two more color options: black and violet. There’s also a Transparent Edition that pushes price tag way beyond $500.

The glass gives the phone absolutely stunning look, but it also makes it prone to scratches and fingerprints. I recommend using silicon case that comes in the box, or some other type of protection you can buy online.

Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first phone with a dedicated AI button. Just press it and Google Assistant will instantly pop-up, giving you the most relevant information based on your online behavior. You can reassign it as I did. I’m using it to open the rear camera.

Screen

Mi 9 has a real jewel on the front: a 6,39 inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen. The best screen on any Xiaomi device so far has great readability under the sun and it’s significantly better than LCD panels used on previous Xiaomi flagships. Above the screen is a 20-megapixel camera in a tiny waterdrop notch, and above that is a speaker. There’s even more on top of that: sensors and a LED notification light, hidden from your eyes.

Great things are coming in waves with Mi 9 because under the screen is a fingerprint sensor, lightly illuminated so you can always know where to press to unlock the phone. Let’s not forget Always-on colour display or Ambient Light, Xiaomi’s name for this very usable feature.

Hardware, benchmark

Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 855, the most powerful chipset in the world. It runs like a grinder trough games and apps so if you’re looking for a gaming phone, Mi 9 is something to seriously consider.

The phone in my hands has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Other flagships have at least double storage capacity, but this was a way to keep the device affordable to a much wider market segment. Xiaomi rightly estimated that 64 GB is enough for most users. After all, there is also a 128 GB version available.

At the bottom is a single loudspeaker with enough firepower to flawlessly reproduce music or gaming sounds. It is not a stereo speaker, though.

Camera

Camera quality has become an essential feature for many customers, and Xiaomi Mi 9 has really a great one to offer. Wait, not one but three! The main camera has 48 megapixels, second is 12-megapixel telephoto snapper and the last one is a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor. Image quality is great with plenty of details.

If you’re looking for a smartphone that will give you a perfect photo in a way to simply get it out of your pocket and make a snap, Mi 9 is an obvious choice.

Software

Xiaomi Mi 9 runs the latest MIUI 10 on top of Android 9. It follows the same logic just like any other MIUI system before, with some nice new features like moving trough system with gestures. I’m using Xiaomi phones for years and this is the most polished and user-friendly MIUI by now. The system-wide dark mode is a nice feature, and there’s also a Second Space. That’s a part of a memory protected by password, where you can put all the apps and other content you don’t want others to see.

Battery

The Battery on Mi 9 has 3.300 mAh, which is slightly smaller than last year’s Mi 8. Although it is not as big as batteries on other flagship devices or even Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note series, it is capable of reaching the end of a day on a single charge. Things get interesting when it comes to the way the Mi 9 charges.

It supports wireless charging, something Mi 8 didn’t have. Xiaomi just recently hopped in a wireless charging train, but it did it with style: Xiaomi Mi 9 has the fastest wireless charging among all the smartphones, capable of reaching full capacity in just an hour.

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Verdict

Xiaomi knows how to hit a bullseye: it offered a handset with an insanely powerful processor coupled with enough of RAM to easily broke every app in pieces. Camera quality is astonishing, just as the design of the device. There’s also a big shiny screen for awesome gaming and multimedia experience. With price as low as $322,99, Xiaomi Mi 9 is not only an impressive flagship smartphone but also the best-buy option for anyone who’s looking for performance and top image quality. Stay tuned for more videos and don’t forget to subscribe!

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