A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
The design of this Select 16 Mo corresponds to an entry-level product.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
What does mobility look like?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Select 16 Mo.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (2.8 inches) compared to other smartphones.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
This smartphone has GPS.You know where you stand.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
No location, no multiple operator management.This phone does not have dual SIM.With a national package, you will be forced abroad to take out your card and put another local one in its place.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 1150 mAh, which is low for normal use.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, Emporia has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.He’s one of the worst in the business.The 2.8 -inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.The resolution is low: 240 x 400.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
Emporia has also designed this product for audio use.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
Is it suitable for games?
Games are performance consuming.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
The results of our tests rank this Select 16 Mo among the best in its category.The elements installed by the manufacturer are serious.The processor, is a Qualcomm QSC6270.A chip that brings fluidity and quality to videos.
In fact, for some passionate users, Emporia has provided an extra space to add more.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.The power of 1150 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.It won’t be easy to read the downloaded documents.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
For audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Emporia has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
This gives you 1 lenses installed.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this Select 16 Mo; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.A photo resolution of 2 Mp which gives a low quality result.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
The Select 16 Mo – in a nutshell
Following our tests, we see that this Select 16 Mo is not good for all cases.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.