HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The Chinese company HOMTOM has the HOMTOM HT70 in our review today also a very cheap with huge battery smartphone in the portfolio, which we have looked at times for you.

The HOMTOM HT70 costs only $164.99 and is therefore rather one of the low-budget (cheap) smartphones. Convince it with a thick 10000mAh battery and nice design.

HOMTOM HT70 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99 with coupon: HOMTOMGB1

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 10.000mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM HT70 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99 with coupon: HOMTOMGB1

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 10.000mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

The device is thus designed more for outdoor use or use on the construction site. Fortunately, the HT70 even supports all available LTE networks incl. The band 20 with 800mHz. Let’s start with specifications of HOMTOM HT70.

HOMTOM HT70: Specifications

Display: 6.0 inches IPS with 1440 x 720 pixels
CPU: MediaTek MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
RAM: 4GB
Internal memory: 64GB
Memory extension: up to 128GB
Cameras: 16.0MP + 5MP main and 13.0MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 10000mAh
OS: Android 7.0
Connections: Micro USB and TF card slot
Weight: 305 grams
Dimensions: 165.5 x 77.0 x 14.5 mm
Price: $165

HOMTOM HT70: Unboxing and Packaging

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

We got a black box, on the front side there’s a name called HOMTOM. On the back, there is a specification about the HOMTOM HT70.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

Let’s see what’s inside the box. Here we see the phone itself in the film.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

Below the cortical partition lies a number of things.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

This is a protective silicone case, a film for the display, a sim card, a charger, a USB cable, transducers with a 3.5mm audio jack before a Type-C port, and also an OTG cable.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

As you can see, the packaging is big and very good, so for the given price of the smartphone, it’s okay.

HOMTOM HT70: Design and Appearance

Even when unpacking you realize that you do not get a standard smartphone, but really is an outdoor or construction site device.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The weight including battery is whopping 305 grams. That’s pretty much the heaviest device I’ve ever had in my hand.

The HOMTOM HT70 in the analisis is a true monster in the hand with its weight and 14.5cm thickness.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The workmanship on my device was flawless and I could not detect any gaps or other processing defects.

For design, now getting used to, I would say. Stop such a smartphone chunk that you take outside at the campsite or on the construction site, if one of its main units is perhaps too expensive and too bad for it.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

If you get the HOMTOM HT70 as the main unit, you should be aware that it will deliver such a big chunk but with unusual design with so big battery in 2018.

The HOMTOM HT70 is a true broker in the hand and the frame is made of metal. The four corners stand out further and serve as a kind of bumper or protection against impact damage.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The back is black and has a nice texture for better grip. Overall, the device should even with gloves still hold well. In the four small openings on the edges can then be additionally used the screws supplied. Below, behind the mesh are then a mono speaker.

The dual camera lens is also recessed in the back and below that is the LED flash.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

On the right side then the power button and on the left the volume rocker. The keys are clearly incorporated in the case, have a good pressure point. Both buttons have a bit too much play for my taste and wobble accordingly.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

To get to the battery and the card slots with the HOMTOM HT70, you have to do a bit more work, because if you screwed the back, you have to loosen the four screws to remove the cover.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

If you take off the rubber, comes the thick 10000mAh battery and the phone to light. This can be used either with 1x standard + 1x Micro-Sim card.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

For a memory extension via mircoSD card, there is even a separate and own slot, so that you can insert a microSD despite Dual-Sim in addition. There are not so many today.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The Type-C and speaker are located on the below. To ensure that they are protected against the ingress of dust and water, they are additionally closed with a rubber cover.

The HOMTOM HT70 in our test is actually a 6.0-inch device. With the device thicknesses, you have the two extremes, one of the thinnest devices with the Mate S and one of the thickest with the HT70.

HOMTOM HT70: Display

The display of HOMTOM HT70 in the review is an LCD IPS HD Plus display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The display is 6.0 inches tall and already visible small edges. I mean we are talking about a $160 device and for the application area, it is still fine.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

At 6.0 inches you can still live quite well with 720p for the budget handset. The display glass is rounded off with 2.5D but reflects very much for my taste.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

In addition, it stands out from the case something that I find unfavorable for the outdoor or construction sites area, because it falls on directly on the glass, I do not know how often it actually endures.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The glass is Gorilla Glass 3, which is manufactured with 534 – 649 kgf/mm². But this is the usual standard, which is installed in many smartphones, thus not as robust as other devices.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

Pixel errors or other defects, I could not see on the display and the viewing angle is also fine.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

All in all, the display of HOMTOM HT70 is a fine for me, and the reflecting glass makes it good to read in direct sunlight.

HOMTOM HT70: Hardware and Performance

The performance of the HOMTOM HT70 in the test is not expected to be very nice with the MediaTek MTK6750T with 1.5GHz.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The AnTuTu benchmark scored a meager 56.418 points.

As you can see from the tests below, Geekbench 4 has 616 single-core and 2641 multi-core tests.

Also, we tested the speed of the phone, and the AndroWench program showed us 252MB / sec and 100MB / s read and write respectively.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

And the last, let’s check the phone’s graphics processor, 3DMark will help us in this. And then the result shows 6627 points.

The overall not so great but enough to run smoothly the surface. With the HT70 you will not get a gaming handset but that should be clear to anyone before buying. With the 4GB RAM, a great multitasking.

Games such as Subway Surfers or Asphalt 8 run absolutely smoothly and without stuttering.

In demanding games, such as Hearthstone and Modern Combat 5 will run out of steam for the SoC. But overall is okay for a low-budget device.

HOMTOM HT70: Software

The HOMTOM HT70 comes standard with Android 7.0. On the manufacturer’s side, Android 8.0 is now available for download separately.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The system itself runs completely stable and without noticeable jerks. OTA updates can also be loaded via the settings when HOMTOM provides them.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

It is incomprehensible to me only that you need an SD card for the OTA update? However, I was not offered an official OTA update on Android 8.0, just one for bug fixing.

As is often the case with the China phones, there is no real setup assistant after the first start and you land directly on the home screen after booting up.

HOMTOM HT70: Connectivity

The voice quality of HOMTOM HT70 is really very good and my interlocutor was always able to understand me well. There is no crackle or noise here. This also applies, for example, to voice messages via WhatsApp. The voice quality convinced me.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

4G LTE, fortunately, supports the device with “all” bands and a clear advantage over other China phones.

The GPS fix thanks to GLONASS + A-GPS was done after a very fast 0.3 seconds in the sun under the open sky. The number of connected satellites is very good and the location function, as well as route planner, worked flawlessly.

Wi-Fi is available on the HOMTOM HT70 with 2.4GHz and 5GHz you have to do without. The Wi-Fi test with 2.4GHz delivers a good value of just under 45Mbps down and 33Mbps upload and the connection was stable all the time with a good range.

HOMTOM HT70: Sound and Audio

The sound or audio quality of the HOMTOM HT70 is expected to be mediocre for a low budget device.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The sound chip somehow does not manage to bring the music balanced and dynamic. The volume can be turned on only conditionally and is even on the highest setting but still quiet.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

It does not have a lot of basses but he does not scratch and scratch it, even if you turn up the volume completely.

I can not say how and if the loudspeaker still works decently after the ingress of water.

HOMTOM HT70: Camera

The HOMTOM HT70 in the analisis has a high-resolution main camera with 16MP + 5MP.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

According to own data, this is the Sony sensor and the picture quality is actually quite good overall.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

In good light conditions gets pretty sharp and high-contrast photos. The colors are very natural and do not tend to oversaturate.

This can be seen very well in the photos with lots of reds. In addition, the autofocus usually works quite fast and accurate.

In the low-light area, you can clearly see a difference and the pictures are noisy.

Camera Test of HOMTOM HT70: Samples Photos

From the selfie camera with 13MP you can not expect much. The pictures are pretty noisy despite good lighting conditions.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

Overall, the camera performance for such a low budget device is quite good. Since I have seen worse in the segment and according to the motto “you get what you pay for”.

HOMTOM HT70: Battery

Since the HOMTOM HT70 was designed for the outdoor and camping area, it has also built a huge battery 10000mAh, to get along even longer without a power outlet.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

The battery benchmark with PCMark managed 18.15 hours. The PCMark plays through different application scenarios, such as surfing, browsing etc. The bench is started at 80% and stopped at 20% residual battery.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

In my practice test, I managed to easily 2-3 days on a single charge. That’s a really good value for me, otherwise I usually have to go to the can at least every evening.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

It was then charged in just under 3 hours to 100%.

HOMTOM HT70: Conclusions and Reviews

The HOMTOM HT70 in our review is primarily designed for the big battery phone and you can see this from the device on the basis of the design.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

You must not forget that we are talking about a low budget for about $160. The processor manages to render the surface smooth and clean.

The 4GB RAM is just enough for simple multi-tasking, but overall the HOMTOM HT70 is not a performance bomb.

The interface is largely based on Stock-Android except for the strange-looking icons.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

Fortunately, it supports all popular 4G LTE networks including the band 20 with 800mHz. The camera itself is quite OK to take a snapshot in good lighting conditions.

HOMTOM HT70: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018

You can already buy a new HOMTOM HT70 at an attractive and low price for only $164.99 with coupon: HOMTOMGB1 in the period from 2 to 9 April.

HOMTOM HT70 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99 with coupon: HOMTOMGB1

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 10.000mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM HT70 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99 with coupon: HOMTOMGB1

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 10.000mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

So, I think for this price you get for the special handset with the pretty good device, where you do not have to be afraid of battery life in 2018.

HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018 was last modified: June 6th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

1 thought on “HOMTOM HT70 Review: Strong Battery Life & Unusual Design 2018”

  1. Homtom HT70 is very heavy and performance is not up to mark. Homtom highlighted too many things but the performance of the device weaker than my Nomu M6. Nomu is introducing good looking and record maker rugged phones. don’t waste money.

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