THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

With the naming pursued in this country lesser known manufacturer THL a specific purpose. The THL Knight 2 is supposed to build on the success of the other Chinese phones with full-screen design in 2018.

It also features a 6-inch IPS display with HD Plus, a MediaTek MTK6750 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory.

THL Knight 2 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 4200mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

THL Knight 2 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 4200mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

Everything nicely packed in a glass and metal case with a price tag of around $165. Is the purchase worthwhile?

THL Knight 2: Specifications

Display: 6.0 inches with 1440 x 720 pixels
CPU: MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz
GPU: Mali T860MP2
RAM: 4GB
Internal memory: 64GB
Memory extension: up to 512GB
Cameras: 13.0MP + 5.0MP main and 8.0MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 4200mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 7.1.2
Connections: Micro Type-C and TF card slot
Weight: 230 grams
Dimensions: 158.8 x 76.3 x 9.4 mm
Price: $165

THL Knight 2: Design and Appearance

Let’s start with a small disadvantage of THL Knight 2 in our analisis: the high weight. With 230.0grams it is certainly not a lightweight and bulges the trouser pocket neat.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The dimensions of 158.8 x 76.3 x 9.4 mm at the thickest point. So it is not exactly small but hardly differs from my Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

The back is made of glass and thus attracts fingerprints almost magically. Front and back are already protected by the manufacturer by means of foils.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

Supplied with replacement films and a protective cover, very praiseworthy! Incidentally, the edges of the display are slightly abyssal, so the protective films are a bit smaller.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The back itself is covered by two camera lenses as well as a fingerprint sensor and the THL logo. In addition to the camera is still a dual LED.

The edges of the back have been rounded off a bit, so the smartphone is “softer” in the hand.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The workmanship is robust, but the high proportion of glass surfaces certainly does not contribute to a longer service life.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The frame itself is made of metal and painted matt. The operation is via the touchscreen with its softkeys, the two volume buttons on the right side and the on/off switch below.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

On the bottom, there is a microphone, the speaker, and a USB Type-C port (USB 2.0).

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

On the left side is adorned with a slot for two nano-SIM cards or a nano SIM and a MicroSD.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

At the top, you will find a 3.5 mm headphone jack and its a good news in 2018.

THL Knight 2: Display

THL Knight 2 in the test offers a 6.00 inches large display with 1440x 720pixels (HD Plus). Even if you testers do not want to admit it, it is a simple IPS panel, NO AMOLED.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

Black, therefore, tends towards gray, but the maximum brightness is okay. The display itself reflects quite strong, but has quite narrow – but still very visible – edges on.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

Not least of all the 18: 9 aspect ratio “guilt” has. In the settings, you will find the point “Miravision” a few optimization options that improve the picture but minimal. It is nevertheless a really fine display!

THL Knight 2: Hardware and Performance

THL Knight 2 in a real review is powered by a MediaTek MTK6750 with octa cores a maximum 1.5 GHz.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The graphics chip of the type Mali-T860MP2, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory complete the package.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The MTK6750 is not the fastest processor of its kind and only sounds high-end on paper. In practice, I achieved around 40.000 points in the current AnTuTu benchmark.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

In Geekbench 4, the SoC came on counters in the 591 single-core and around 2,390 in the multi-core.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

These are – compared to current models with Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – once rather small numbers.

In fact, with the THL Knight 2 games tested by Gameloft and Co. ran absolutely smoothly.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

Also, the user interface gave no cause for complaint. It is very similar to the “stock-Android”, but uses its own launcher and a different icon design.

THL Knight 2: Software

The delivery status is Android 7.0. on the smartphone. The manufacturer has slightly pixilated the four corners in the launcher or menu.

In the settings, you will find numerous additional points (gesture motion, one-handed mode, fast capture, QR code scan) which unfortunately were not translated.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

So here you have to deal with English. Unfortunately, these settings also include important items such as screenshots, double tap to unlock the display and one-handed mode.

The design of the icons has been pimped up but looks nice and quite colorful.

THL Knight 2: Cameras

The THL Knight 2 comes with a total of three cameras. Of course, the dual camera on the back immediately catches the eye. Allegedly, the two sensors resolve with 13 megapixels and 5 megapixels. The second sensor of THL Knight 2 is ONLY responsible for the rather pointless because of extremely lousy bokeh effect.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

In addition, it does not seem to be hardware-integrated, an appropriate software outputs the following equipment:

The second sensor “provides” ONLY for the bokeh effect. However, it only consists of a circular mask that blurs the background. It seems artificial and out of place. The effect works synonymous, if you tap the second camera, you get an error message, but not more synonymous. The power of the aperture is specified as ƒ/2.0. In fact, it is a diaphragm ƒ/2.2.

The pictures are if there is enough light acceptable, but nothing more. In poorer light conditions, the quality suffers visibly. With artificial light, the camera also has slight problems with the white balance.

The dual front camera resolves THL Knight 2 with 8 megapixels (aperture ƒ/2.8). It features a wide-angle lens with a shooting angle of 130° for group fishes and a normal lens with facial optimization (for wrinkles, blemishes, etc.) as well as a face recognition, with the help of which you can unlock your smartphone.

THL Knight 2: Connectivity

Similar to the OnePlus 5T or the iPhone X, the THL Knight 2 in the review can also use the scanned face to identify the wearer.

Although this has been the case since Android 5.0, it has rarely been used in the past for security reasons.

THL Knight 2 Review: GPS TEST

The technique used here is therefore also far removed from the security level of an iPhone X. Unlocking by face takes about a second.

Unfortunately, you can then no longer use the unlock by fingerprint. Both at the same time is not possible.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

With the fingerprint but you can also control the smartphone. So I can easily return to the home screen, can accept calls or take pictures.

The support for dual-SIM (also LTE band 20) is only possible if one waives the expansion of the memory via MicroSD. The THL Knight 2 also offers OTG, so you can connect the smartphone, for example, with USB sticks or use it as a power bank.

THL Knight 2: Battery

The built-in battery makes (according to the manufacturer and the power profile) 4200mAh. In the PCMark battery test, he came to a decent value of 9h and 02 minutes (medium brightness).

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

One working day, the force cell survived therefore easily, a longer term you get only with more restraint.

THL Knight 2: Conclusions and Reviews

Overall, I like the almost $170 expensive THL Knight 2 well in this review. However, the weight is quite high and the back of glass is a matter of taste.

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018

The quality of the cameras could be significantly better. The performance of the MTK6750 including 4GB of RAM is fine and the connectivity is no cause for complaint.

For the same money, you can get a Xiaomi MI A1 with similar performance, a better camera and Android One but it’s has old design as for 2018.

THL Knight 2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Now you can buy new phone THL Knight 2 at good and low flash price for only $164.99. The price really corresponds to the modern phone which has good performance and excellent design for both the middle range phones in 2018.

THL Knight 2 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 4200mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

THL Knight 2 4G Phablet

Price: $164.99

6.0 inch with 1440 x 720pixels, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, Battery: 4200mAh, Android 7.0, MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

THL Knight 2 Review: Responsible Phone with Specific Design 2018 was last modified: March 1st, 2018 by Boby Sanburn