Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Today Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in our review and is the successor of the Nut Pro and has really got the trend for the “borderless” display rolling in 2018.

Smartisan presents for about $ 400 (price in China) before a high-quality smartphone, in which Samsung and Co can cut quite a slice.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 4G Phablet 6GB RAM International Version

Price: $359 with coupon: GBMBP.

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 pixels, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 3500mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 4G Phablet 6GB RAM International Version

Price: $359 with coupon: GBMBP.

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 pixels, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 3500mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz

The Nut Pro 2 comes in memory version 128GB on the market. This time directly with LTE Volume 20! So, let’s start doing the review.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Specifications

Display: 5.99 inches with 1920 x 2160 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz
GPU: Adreno 512
RAM: 6GB
Internal memory: 64GB/128GB/256GB
Cameras: 12.0MP + 5.0MP main and 16MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS
Battery: 3500mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 7.1
Connections: USB Type-C
Weight: 156 grams
Dimensions: 154.5 x 73.5 x 7.74 mm
Price: $360

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Design and Appearance

No question, the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 has set the trend and Samsung, LG and Co have followed suit. Even “cheap providers” from China equip their smartphone with a borderless display (bezel-less). Sometimes more, sometimes less edge.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 makes the frame aluminum and the back of the glass. It’s really attractive and you can see it and has like Xiaomi MIX 2.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The 16-megapixel front camera is located above the display.

The phone has 154.5 x 73.5 x 7.74 mm again at the bottom right edge of the display. By the way, you can find an auricle again.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The glass panel used by Nut Pro 2 in our review has been thrown overboard again. It did not work really satisfactorily.

Now there is again a speaker at the top of the display (almost invisibly integrated) with 50 mW.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Normal headphones (NOT included) can be plugged into the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 this time only via an adapter to the USB Type-C port.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The tray with the two nanoSIM cards is inserted into the housing on the left side.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The rounded on/off and volume buttons are located on the right side of the housing and also on the left side has another button which can settings in the menu for yourself.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The round fingerprint sensor is located on the back with letter T, just below the dual rear camera with 12 megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, PDAF, and 4K video recording.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The sensor unlocks the smartphone by mere touch and distinguishes up to five fingerprints. In the test, there were no problems with it.

The back impresses impressively, but thanks to the glass it is resistant to scratches. But that is not shatterproof, so please do not drop!

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Display

The display of the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in the analisis has 5.99 inches. The resolution of the IPS-LCD is 2160 by 1080 pixels (FHD Plus) and uses the 18: 9 aspect ratio.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Even if a “2k” is the solution would have been nice, with around 403 ppi it still dissolves very high.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The edges around the display now look thicker! The display of new Nut Pro 2 is really borderless.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Especially not in direct comparison to the AMOLED panel maximum brightness is sufficient, but despite the “Turbo Boost” not against the direct sunlight.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The display of the Galaxy Note 8 is even brighter. Nevertheless, texts and web pages are razor-sharp. The viewing angle stability of the screen and the color representation are without defects and of high quality.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in the test does not offer an always-on mode (display of notifications, date and time).

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

There is a small (color-customizable) notification LED for missed calls, messages and the charge status.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Hardware and Performance

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in the review uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with 6GB RAM and Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The new SoC of the Nut Pro 2 does not noticeably get warmer under load. Although it should be about 10% faster than its predecessor (Snapdragon 820), you hardly notice it in practice.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

In the current AnTuTu benchmark, however, the CPU reaches a peak of around 140.000 points.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

In Geekbench 4, the chipset comes to 1612 counters in the single core and 5849 in the multi-core. But these are common values, which also achieve other smartphones with this CPU type.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Software

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in our analisis is based on Android 7.1 and is similarly easy to use and offers similar features as the EMUI from Huawei/Honor.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Smartisan OS offers but many useful additional functions, rights restrictions and personalization options and a chic, new theme (but you can change as usual in the store).

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

If you want (or have to) use Google services like Gmail, Play Music, Maps and Youtube you have to install them manually (Google Installer V2) or just use a custom ROM.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Other applications and games can then be easily installed in the second step via the Google Play Store.

However, the apps run – if you use the official ROM – only in English. Push messages (WhatsApp, Facebook, Newton) also work well here, as long as the corresponding apps in Energy Management have been included in an exception.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Smartisan OS offers the opportunity to “clone” apps again. For example, you can now use your WhatsApp with two different phone numbers at the same time.

Thanks to the “Second-Space” you have a second, independent Android system with different apps. The two systems are accessed by different unlocking mechanisms at the start.

For example, Smartisan offers security features for each app with password protection. You can also prevent the startup of the apps and even deprive them of individual rights.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Cameras

The rear dual camera resolves images with a maximum of 12 megapixels and 5 megapixels sensor, offers an aperture f/1.8 and records videos in 4K quality. The sensor from Sony (IMX386 sensor) is already used in the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in the real test and is inferior to a Huawei Mate 9 or Samsung Galaxy S8/S7.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Photos can be recorded with 4: 3, 16: 9 doer in 18: 9. Effects include HDR, panorama, time-lapse, slow-motion and a few other gadgets as well as a manual mode.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The camera app itself is very similar to that of the iPhone 7. About the touch autofocus can also control the exposure.

To do this, you have to move a small slider in the circle. Sharp images are provided by a phase detection autofocus.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The 16-megapixel front camera offers the usual beauty mode but was seated at the bottom right of the Nut Pro 2.

While good light is produced when there is enough light, the camera weakens slightly in low light conditions.

There are artifacts that you do not get to see in the camera of Google Pixel. But that is also much more expensive.

With the manual mode of the camera, you can easily improve the picture quality. A 4-axis OIS ensures, at least in part, shake-free shots. The video quality is fine, videos are recorded with a maximum of 4K. The sound sounds a bit dull.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Connectivity

Unfortunately, the internal memory (64GB) of the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 cannot be expanded with a microSD card.

This works only via USB-OTG with the appropriate USB Type-C adapter (is included in TradingShenezn the same).

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

However, the permanently installed UFS 2.1 memory (Universal Flash Storage) is filled fairly quickly.

Apart from USB-Type-C (2.0), data interfaces also include Bluetooth 5, NFC, GPS including Glonass, WLAN a / b / g / n / ac with Wifi Direct (2.4 / 5 GHz) as well as UMTS with HSPA + and LTE (with band 20).

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The voice quality of the Nut Pro 2 in this test was good in both the UMTS and the LTE network (Telekom and Vodafone).

The reception quality is not problematic in well-supplied areas, in the country – especially when switching between GSM / UMTS / LTE – it can lead to short dropouts.

Also, the sound over the auricle was without complaint this time. For Smartisan has also operated much more effort.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Sound

In the Play Music app from Google or in the in-house music app, you can activate the widespread on Android Equalizer Presets (Rock, Pop, Jazz, etc.) or the 5-band equalizer.

In the shallows of the settings themselves but you will find even better and far-reaching sound options.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

You can also use it wonderfully with your own headphones. Unfortunately, but only with the included adapter, because a 3.5mm audio jack has saved Smartisan this time.

Probably the one who owns Bluetooth headphones. The sound through the speaker at the bottom right is fine. It is quite loud, but sounds a bit “thin”.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Battery

The built-in battery of Smartisan Nut Pro 2 has about 3500mAh. In continuous operation with maximum brightness, the power cell lasted just under 7:00 hours.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

Normal users will be able to do so for a maximum of one and a half days without a power outlet.

The charging process takes about 1:30 hours with a suitable fast charger. Incidentally, you can not charge the battery wirelessly.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Conclusions and Reviews

The almost borderless display of Smartisan Nut Pro 2 in our review is certainly a highlight.

Also, I wanted to note the lack of Smartisan OS running Android 7.1, which is not fully optimized and does not have the usual control with the stock Android.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The 12 megapixels camera is good quality, but in comparison to the competition also no revelation.

The performance of the Snapdragon 660 is very high and the sound has improved significantly.

A memory expansion via MicroSD is not possible, but the Nut Pro 2 now supports LTE in volume 20.

The official Global ROM for the English language is available, it is certainly an alternative to the Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Co.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment you can already buy a new handset Smartisan Nut Pro 2 at a good and attractive price for only $360 with a coupon: GBMBP.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018

The phone immediately attracts attention and the price of Nut Pro 2 is very attractive. For this money, you can take Xiaomi Mi Note 3, but it has an outdated design as for 2018.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 4G Phablet 6GB RAM International Version

Price: $359 with coupon: GBMBP.

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 pixels, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 3500mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 4G Phablet 6GB RAM International Version

Price: $359 with coupon: GBMBP.

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 pixels, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 3500mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 660 Octa Core 2.2GHz

Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Review: Glass Handset with Snapdragon 660 in 2018 was last modified: March 5th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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