M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Smartphones with a bezel-less display are the trend of the year 2017 and certainly also 2018. Currently borderless displays are still reserved for high-end smartphones, however, especially from Asia, more and more exotic manufacturers are trying to attract attention with the help of a bezel-less display.

This includes M-Horse Pure 1. The special is here price of M-Horse Pure 1 under $120.

For such prices you get in Europe usually hardly a usable smartphone, let alone one with the bezel-less display.

But is the M-Horse Pure 1 even good for anything or is the manufacturer trying to distract the display with only the remaining specs data?

M-HORSE Pure 1 4G Phablet

Price: $119.99 $99.99

5.7 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 32GB, Battery: 4380mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz

M-HORSE Pure 1 4G Phablet

Price: $119.99 $99.99

5.7 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 32GB, Battery: 4380mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz

This is to find out in the review! Can the M-Horse Pure 1 convince?

M-Horse Pure 1: Design and Appearance

M-Horse relies on an ultra-thin metal housing for the M-Horse Pure 1. This is usual for a China smartphone, here usually even the cheapest models have an aluminum housing, but of course, if you consider the price of less than $120, this is quite understandable.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

However, at first glance, the ultra-thin metal housing is really visible. On the whole, the smartphone feels pretty good. It may seem a little “easy” for its size, which of course is not necessarily negative.

Nevertheless, the M-Horse Pure 1 does not manage to convey a premium feel. You can tell, that you are moving in the beginner class.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Visually, the M-Horse Pure 1 is somewhat based on the Samsung Galaxy S8. The display has a fairly small bezel on top as well as left and right. However, these are not too small, that it is impossible to keep the smartphone well.

Below the display, however, is a fairly wide frame. This above is both the front cameras and other sensors.

While we’re at it, let’s go around the smartphone. On the front are of course the large 5.7-inch HD Plus display. Due to the rather narrow frame, the smartphone is comparatively compact for a 5.7-inch device, albeit still quite wide.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

The speaker is mounted together with the Micro USB charging port on the bottom. The M-Horse Pure 1 has a 3.5mm headphone jack on top!

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

On the back, there is the dual camera, an LED flash, and fingerprint scanner. The battery is not interchangeable, but the M-Horse Pure 1 has Dual SIM. Here you have but to decide if you want dual SIM or just a SIM card + memory expansion.

M-Horse Pure 1: Display and Screen

The M-Horse Pure 1 has a 5.7 inch HD Plus displays with 1440 by 720 pixels. This comes from the house IPS, as well as the displays of almost all other “cheap” bezel-less smartphones in our review.

But you can not complain about the display. It is sufficiently bright, the contrasts are strong, the black point for a smartphone in this price range top and the colors are bright and strong.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

M-Horse phone definitely did not save on the display! Probably out of coercion. They wanted to build a smartphone with the borderless display, this requires a special panel.

These panels will probably not currently be a “cheap version”. For protection, a screen protector was applied from home, which was a bit wrong for me. If possible, I would recommend leaving this slide on the smartphone.

M-Horse Pure 1: Hardware and Performance

M-Horse Pure 1 has the MTK6737 Quad Core works which are combined with 3GB RAM. The MTK6737 can even be described as exotic for Asian smartphones, which often use MediaTek chips.

In itself, the MTK6737 is still a very up-to-date SoC (mid-2016), which, however, is more in the entry-level class and therefore does not bring the greatest energy efficiency. This should not be surprising. Let’s take a look at what this chip can do in benchmarks.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

The MTK6737 offers comparable performance to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (Huawei 5X, Moto G4) or Mediatek MT6750 (Ulefone Gemini) in benchmarks.

For a smartphone in a review of the $120 price range, the M-Horse Pure 1 offers an excellent computing power. For example, a Wiko Lenny 3, a standard $120 smartphone, offers about 60% less computing power.

But benchmarks are of course only one thing, the practice the other. What is the impact of the M-Horse Pure 1? Happily very good!

The user interface runs smoothly just like most standard apps. Of course, there may be some minor stuttering here and there, especially when many images need to be loaded quickly, but in practice, this is hard or not at all annoying.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

We are already on a performance level where “the standard stuff” the smartphone and the processor no major problems.

What about games? Basically, almost all games you can find in the Google Play Store. However, consuming 3D games reduce the quality but sometimes quite clearly and it can come to jerks.

The M-Horse Pure 1 in analisis is not a “gaming smartphone” but in general games are comparatively good for this price range.

The Wi-Fi is, of course, sufficient, but large apps downloads and large video files may not load as fast as it could be.

M-Horse Pure 1: Cameras

The M-Horse Pure 1 has a dual camera set-up with an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel camera.

Dual cameras are in high-end smartphones in the trend, so try smaller manufacturers with a dual cameras customers to win.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

However, there are many different approaches to dual cameras.

The main camera + a lower-resolution secondary main camera. This allows the smartphone to gather depth information to create a background blur effect. This is intended to simulate the images of an SLR camera, which optically differ precisely due to the background blur and thus the cropping of the focused object.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Two main cameras with different angles / focal lengths. For example, LG uses a normal main camera and a wide-angle secondary camera, Apple or Samsung recently use a normal camera + a zoom camera.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Two equivalent sensors whose images are aggregated for better quality. This is what Huawei does with its smartphones, for example. This should give more details in the recordings as well as a better dynamic.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Let’s be honest, the dual camera at the M-Horse Pure 1 is absolute rubbish! The background blur is here rather a filter which lies on the image, as really an effect of the depth information was calculated.

It is fairly cut out a sharp circular area in the middle and the rest defocused. An effect which absolutely misses its purpose!

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

The dual camera is just marketing, just like 99% of the others under $250 smartphones that advertise with a dual camera.

But that does not mean, of course, that the main camera is bad. What is the general picture quality of the M-Horse Pure 1?

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

As usual, my test images are made to maximum quality in automatic mode. Here are the pictures not post-processed and were uploaded here 1 to 1! The original quality is loaded when you click on the recordings, so phone users are paying a little attention.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Assessing the image quality of the M-Horse Pure 1 in reviews is extremely difficult! On the one hand, this is a $120 smartphone, here the claims are of course only very small. On the other hand, the pictures themselves are difficult to judge.

The camera releases quickly and the autofocus sits quickly and reliably. I had almost 0 discard of pictures due to the autofocus, which is quite strong for a smartphone of this class.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Also, the photography was fun. In the app, the camera again worked significantly better than the final images suggest.

Unfortunately, however, I would conclude that the camera was acceptable only because of the color cast. For this price range, however, that’s okay.

M-Horse Pure 1: Software

M-Horse Pure 1 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Here the manufacturer has changed the normal Android user interface only minimally. Unlike Xiaomi and Co., there is no complete skin over the underlying Android.

However, M-Horse phone relies on its own icons in the preinstalled apps and in the settings. In addition, the launcher has no app overview. All apps are distributed like on IOS on the home screens. If this bothers you, install an alternative launcher.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

The preinstalled apps M-Horse retains as far back as possible. Besides the usual apps, only the M-Horse App Store would be worth mentioning. Yes, the smartphone comes with its own App Store, which looks very similar to the Google Play Store and is based only on free apps.

Of course, the Google Play Store is also available, the M-Horse App Store is probably intended primarily for the Asian region where the Google Play Store is banned.

Of the built-in 32GB memory after the device is still around 27.5GB free, which is very much!

M-Horse Pure 1: Sound

Let’s start with the phone quality here. Manufacturers of smartphones with bezel-less displays have nice features here very often, where to go with the sound?

M-Horse has solved this particularly interesting and packed the auricle on the top of the smartphone. Theoretically quite a position that could work if you hold the smartphone to your ear.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

Practically, the M-Horse Pure 1 in the test, however, offers the pretty good phone quality I have long heard on a smartphone!

For a phone call here and there, the whole thing, but who calls daily, is happy with the Pure 1!

M-Horse Pure 1: Battery life

What about the battery life of the M-Horse Pure 1? This has a 4380mAh battery, which comes according to the Chaine manufacturers.

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

4380mAh sounds great, how does it look in practice? In my standard test, a mix of web browsing, video, light gaming, and so on, the M-Horse Pure 1 achieved a solid usage time of around 9 hours with medium screen brightness.

M-Horse Pure 1: Conclusions and Reviews

The M-Horse Pure 1 in our review is of course not a perfect smartphone, but for the price of $120 very neat! Of course, the display is the distinguishing feature of the M-Horse Pure 1. This, of course, on the one hand by the small display edges, but also qualitative, this is more than OK!

An HD Plus display in a $120 smartphone is already unusual. But also the performance of the M-Horse Pure 1 is right!

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

For $120 you will have a hard time in the European market to find a smartphone with comparable performance. Thumbs up for that! Other bonus points are the slim software, the very large main memory, 32GB normal memory and the fingerprint scanner.

The camera is again rather moderately good. In itself, this is good as a snapshot camera but unfortunately has a color cast.

The bottom line, however, I would still draw a positive summary. For 100 € you have somewhere to compromise and these are the M-Horse Pure 1 in itself comparatively small. Just display and performance are absolutely right for this price!

M-Horse Pure 1: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017

As for about price of M-Horse Pure 1, just now you can buy it for the best price only $119.99  $99.99. It’s a good deal for bezel-less phone and quality body.

M-HORSE Pure 1 4G Phablet

Price: Price: $119.99 $99.99

5.7 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 32GB, Battery: 4380mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz

M-HORSE Pure 1 4G Phablet

Price: Price: $119.99 $99.99

5.7 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 32GB, Battery: 4380mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz

M-Horse Pure 1 Review: Prestigious Bezel-less Phone with low Price 2017 was last modified: November 20th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn