I have the black one. I will review it adequately to its price, which is around 130 - 140 quids. We cannot feel that the housing is made out of plastic, it does not creak, it is in a form of a monolith. The back plastic panel acts better than in, for example, S5 mini that I had. The display and the camera are brilliant. Speakers and the microphone are good and ergonomics of side buttons is very good. The home button is too hard to be pressed (in the A series it is easier to press it, not mentioning the S series). The battery is not that bad, it lasts three days. There are basically no widgets and preinstalled apps, basically only one desktop, it limits the possibility of personalization. The network coverage is good, better than in the A series. The range and the speed of the Wi-Fi and the GPS is without any complaints. There is low internal memory – less than 4GB for our own files. Please notice that it is more comfortable to hold than A3/A5, they only looked nice but holding them against our ears was almost impossible… that is why I sold my A3…
And now disadvantages, simply a big mistake:
- no backlight of navigation buttons – this is a trivial thing, because of the battery no one uses the constant backlight, so we press the back button intuitively
- no lightning sensor (instead of that we have a useless front LED flash) and we must regulate the brightness on our own, this is not a big disadvantage because usually sensors work in phases and annoy me with its delay
- on the contacts list there is no bar on the side with letter shortcuts! If you have hundreds of contacts you need to swipe the display for so long that it would be faster to simply go on foot to your interlocutor – they have ruined what seemed like a completely good phone.
Despite these disadvantages I like it and it is a mystery to me.
.static.kc.net.uk | 18 Feb 2016, 23:02