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When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.Already at the level of the operating system of this Smart.2 16 Go: here, it is an Android 6 with all the Emporia ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
This Smart.2 16 Go is not good for all uses.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 the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
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The Smart.2 16 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
Smart.2 16 Go’s really small.A size of 5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
Considered as a gadget by some, it does not manage packages or multiple operators.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.
We found out that this Smart.2 16 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Autonomy is one of the worst features on this model.With only 1020 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
And since Emporia did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.It’s hard to watch a video.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1440.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
Emporia has also designed this product for audio use.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
Emporia’s smartphone: a good choice for making video calls?
Smartphone games now require power.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
Our tests put this Smart.2 16 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.Its Mediatek MT6260A processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.You will only have 16 GB for your videos and music.In fact, for some passionate users, Emporia has provided an extra space to add more.
Forget the long video game sessions on this model.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.Its power of 1020 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.This is an entry-level model: 167* pixels per inch.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
For audio or video use?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Emporia has a long history of designing quality products.
This smartphone has the camera part whose functionalities are supported by the Android 6 OS .And for an even better result, this phone contains 1 lenses.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this Smart.2 16 Go; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.An image resolution of 2 Mp which will give a mediocre result.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
This phone offers very little space: 16 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The Smart.2 16 Go in conclusion
The design of this Smart.2 16 Go corresponds to an entry-level product.It can be a temporary choice or a temporary fix.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.