Best Buy 3.5 EasyPhone, Analysis

Not all are large diagonal or generous benefits, Android phones also there are options for those who need little. And why not, who want to spend a little.

With some exceptions, continue with the trend of the high to escape more ranges and most of the small screens. The Best Buy 3.5 EasyPhone It is not one of them, but it comes as an option for entering the smartphone for 60 euros that we have tested for a few weeks.

Design and display

EasyPhone 3.5 arrives as a phone’s 3.5-inch screen with a slogan: nothing, or almost dispensable. Not that is the reason why it is bad, and that adjusted price moved to the specifications.

In black or white, this phone’s 12.2 millimeters thick feel very well in the hand thanks to its rounded edges. It is comfortable, while here we are used to take a couple of inches extra. Lock button on the right, left atrial volume and microUSB up, speaker back and buttons front and off screen capacitive (as usual).

The screen is LCD 320 x 480 points, that you see in full in the screenshot to the right. This resolution appears to be very low (which is), it is above options that give us other phones from low range as the LG L3 II, which have up to half of points that this.

In a 2:3 format, the display of this phone is practical, giving more surface than the conventional 16:9.

By size, but we think that this phone is handy to have just enough, as the WhatsApp and others, It would be an error to think that this phone will be comfortable to write more than just: both point becomes tired.

This phone comes with a built-in screen protector, that may add up to a sense that the touch panel is not too precise (something usual in these types of phones, is not to be alarmed). The solution is simple, just have to do less agile movements, with firm landslides on the screen: nothing of passing on tiptoe through it, probably we won’t recognize.

This is due in part to the screen saver that incorporates serial. To remove it we have noticed a remarkable improvement in this section, we prefer protection or a better experience? This election is our.

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Best Buy 3.5 EasyPhone, specifications
Physical dimensions 114.8 x 60.5 x 12.2 mm
Screen 3.5-inch LCD
Resolution HVGA 320 x 480 (0.15 MPx), 165 ppp
Processor MediaTek MT6572M Dual Core Cortex-A7, 28nm @1.0 GHz
Graphics processor Mali-400 MP
RAM 512 MB LPDDR2
Memory 4 GB + microSD up to 64 GB
Version Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Connectivity WiFi 802.11b/g/nBluetooth
Expansion ports MicroUSBMicroSD (up to 32 GB)
Cameras Front: VGA 480 x 640 2MP Rear: VGA 0.3Mpx (640 x 480, 4:3 format, interpolated to 2Mpx at 1,600 x 1,200), f/2.8, LED Flash, without AF
Battery Li-ion 1300 mAh battery (3.7V, 5.55 Wh)
Access to Google Play Yes, series
Other Dual SIM, full formatGPS/A-GPSFM radio
Starting price 59.90 EUR
Content Best Buy 3.5 EasyPhone500 mA power adapterUSB to microUSB cableHeadphone with microphoneDocumentation

Performance and autonomy

Honestly, we were expecting less than this phone. In the use of everyday applications, moves them quite loose, inside always reasonable. Its two core Cortex-A7 1.0 processor GHz is more than enough, While these are the intended for low consumption, which usually you work quite well to MediaTek.

Next to this MT6572M will be a Mali-400MP, a graphic veteran already, we’ve already seen on countless devices, it gives life to spare. The low resolution of the screen here adds points, as the phone moves loose, without grips unless we open applications.

And is that those 512 MB of RAM is the minimum used now in smartphones running Android, so the Governor has to be especially aggressive with them, and it is common to find that an application that we used a while ago is not preloaded. It is simply wait a moment more and get used to it.

The phone has Dual SIM, so we can use two numbers with SIM cards in full format. The call quality leaves much to be desired, then they hear fairly loud. Rear speaker sounds considerably strong, and GPS is fairly slow position, so if we depend on him more is worth us to move slowly.

1300 mAh, battery, may seem ridiculous to high-end phones that are around the 3,000 mAh. However, not only it endure a day but that so far, with up to four hours of active screen. Great autonomy for this small phone.

Its 4GB of internal memory let us a sufficient 1.3GB of storage for photos and many other applications. In a large and somewhat more powerful phone we would know a little, here we can get us, then also available slot microSD to expand to other 32 GB.

Best Buy 3.5 EasyPhone, performance
AnTuTu 9.837 pointsAntutu X: 9.706 points
Quadrant 2,899 points
3DMark Ice Storm v1.2: not supported IS Extreme v1.2: not supported Unlimited v1.2: not supported
EPIC Citadel High performance: not supportedHigh quality: not supportedUltra High quality: not supported
BenchmarkPI 492 milliseconds, #22.102
Antutu Tester 793

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Camera and software

Two cameras mounted this phone are almost testimonials. Both carry sensors of 0.3 megapixels, VGA resolution, but with differences. While the main camera does not autofocus, but it is fixed-focus, not the case with a modest LED Flash, which we can take some advantage.

This main camera takes photos of up to two megapixels. How? ‘Interpolation’ information, or enlarging the image software. This gives us an image of up to 2 megapixels, which sometimes seems more an oil painting a picture. The recording of video is also VGA (640 x 480 pixels). As for the video, best that you see a sample:

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One of the limitations of the MediaTek chipset is the flood of their versions of Android support. This is why this phone is left in a Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), without letting us enjoy a more polished KitKat for precisely this kind of phones for low performance. The interface is simple, with few additives in the interface or extra applications.

The stability of the phone is also remarkable as very good. Even us updated (minor way, that Yes) during our use, which has been for several weeks, one of them as a single phone. The crash of an application have been counted, most common in applications of great resources, as some graphical benchmark that has not come to bear.

EasyPhone 3.5, Xataka Android view

In short, is a smartphone that it boasts not much. What does is their price. For 60 euros (and even slightly less, depending on where you look), we can ask with a Dual SIM smartphone untethered operator, with one performance more interesting.

We can use all types of Android applications, and its autonomy is excellent. Since if you buy this phone, it is very likely that the use you’re thinking you are not going to be excessive, the autonomy can reach the two days (and it is even possible to reach all three).

The question here is if we want a phone as Basic for little more than fifty euros, or put him from about 20 euros for a more elongated specifications, with a Huawei Y330-style phone. In any case a very balanced terminal, good safe enough for more than one.

In favour

  • Great autonomy
  • Comfortable in hand
  • Very economical
  • Dual SIM

Against

  • Inaccurate display
  • Too small, uncomfortable keyboard
  • Bad sound on call

 

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