Vernee recently unveiled its latest smartphone Vernee X and we tested in our review all specs of the new handset.
It is very special when a China manufacturer presents a new smartphone at a Western trade fair. Vernee is definitely a newcomer to the Mart of China smartphones. As is so often the case Vernee X which is the subject of this review exudes a certain charm.
The Vernee X offers almost overwhelming technical specs for less than $280. Starting with the MTK6763 or Helio P23 SoC via 6GB RAM and up to 128GB memory, the package delivered here sounds great!
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What about the Vernee X? Can this convince in the review and in everyday life? Let’s find out!
Vernee X: Design and Appearance
The first impression of Vernee X is mixed. On the one hand, Vernee relies on a decent aluminum housing, which, however, looks a bit “off the peg”.
What do I mean by that? Look at various other “China Smartphones” for the $280 price range and you will notice that many of these devices are very similar in terms of the type of housing.
I’m not saying that the Vernee X looks bad, but it certainly does not stand out from the crowd.
Vernee uses an aluminum housing which has a plastic stiffener on the top as well as on the bottom as usual. Under this, the antennas are attached. Unfortunately, you can feel the difference between aluminum and plastic something.
Let’s go around the smartphone.
On the front, we find the 5.99-inch Full HD Plus display as well as the dual 13 and 5-megapixel front camera. The frames around the display are on the side Vernee X are bezel-less but above and below may be a bit large.
The standard physical buttons of each smartphone are on the right side. In itself, these have a good pressure point.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is not here, the Type C charging port as well as the speaker on the bottom.
On the back, you can find the dual 16 and 5-megapixel main camera as well as the LED flash and the fingerprint scanner.
Vernee X: Display
The Vernee X in our analisis has a 5.99 inch Full HD Plus display. This is a good start in the $280 price range, but does the display look good in practice?
Yes! Contrasts are neat, colors are strong and the viewing angles are stable.
Even the maximum brightness is neat and is on the level of an LG G7. Sure it’s not the “best LCD” panel in the world, but for the price range certainly one of the strongest points of the smartphone.
Vernee X: Hardware and Performance
The Vernee X relies on the Mediatek Helio P23 or MTK6763 SoC. This is an upper-middle-class chip.
This is combined with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory. Let’s take a look at a few benchmarks to better understand what the Helio P23 can do.
The MediaTek Helio P23 is a damn fast and new chip for under $280 price range! The Helio P23 is comparable to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
The MediaTek Helio P23 is above the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 810 and the Helio P10 in both the Antut Benchmark and the Geebench Multicore Test.
In short, a very good performance!
As you can expect even with the relatively strong hardware, the Vernee X in our review runs pretty well in practice.
The operating system itself seems to be optimized clean.
The basics, like the operating system and also the standard apps, run perfectly. Even the startup times of apps are pretty fast. The 6GB of RAM also ensure high multitasking performance. The difference to most 4GB smartphones, however, is not significant.
Also games both 0/15 games as well as “high end” games run on the Vernee very well. However, this sometimes leads to a fairly strong warming of the smartphone. Although this has a slight impact on benchmarks, the game performance is relatively constant.
There are quite a few high-end games that are a bit jerky, but on the whole, I do not know any smartphones in this price range that do a better job.
There are bonus points for the relatively fast 5Ghz WLAN, which is not all that strongest in reception, but in this price range, 5Ghz is not even standard.
Strong and accurate, however, is the GPS module, which is in the Vernee X.
Vernee X: Software
Unfortunately, Vernee still relies on Android 7.1 for the Vernee X. But for a very clean user interface.
You will find the Vernee X no pre-installed apps apart from the Android/Google standard.
Accordingly, the free memory of 112.7GB is downright huge.
Otherwise, there is not much to say about the software. Vernee has just added the ability to customize the onscreen buttons, that’s it.
In short, Android!
Vernee X: Sound
When it comes to sound, I’m always a little scared of China smartphones. This is a point that is happily saved because it does not stand out on paper.
What does about Vernee X?
Let’s start with the speaker. Let’s put it this way, I have heard worse, but the speaker is not to be described as good. It is sufficient but is rather than below-average to call.
The speaker sounds very bright and tends to be shrill at high volume. I would not classify this as no go, but maybe you should think about investing in a Bluetooth speaker when you buy the Vernee X.
The headphone jack, on the other hand, offers standard quality. It can not fire 600-ohm headphones but for normal in-ears, the quality and volume are okay.
The phone quality is again less positive. The built-in microphone I’ll pass okay, but the speaker is a bit too dull for my taste.
Vernee X: Cameras
The Vernee X has a dual 16 and 5 megapixel main cameras. The most interesting point here is certainly the sensor.
Sounds great! Practically, however, one has to say that not only the sensor, but also the image processor, the lens, and the software are important.
For the lens, Vernee has an f2.0 aperture and PDAF technology.
Let’s go straight to picture quality. As usual, all pictures were taken for maximum quality and resolution. All images are uploaded 1 to 1, but this view is only loaded when clicking! Important for mobile users, high volumes of data.
I am satisfied with what I see. Let’s say it so the Vernee X is not LG G7, but is one of the better camera smartphones under $280 price range.
The pictures have a good dynamic, colors are clear and vivid and also contrasts and the white balance is right.
Even in the low light are the pictures of the Vernee X is Okay, but are a bit prone to blurring. So be careful here.
In short, for the pure picture quality, I would give a very high rating! Unfortunately, it’s not just the image quality on a smartphone.
Also very important is the tempo, autofocus, and the app. The Vernee X still gets good grades in the tempo. Normal photos are saved quickly and recordings can be made quickly in quick succession.
This also applies to a certain extent for HDR recordings. Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have a car HDR. In general, the camera app can be described as very rudimentary.
It is the Vernee X is the standard Mediatek App, which is really not the best of the egg.
Let’s finally come to the autofocus. This is basically “usable”, however, especially at the tap to focus so fast just 0.03 sec.
Let’s come to a conclusion as far as the camera is concerned. This is perfect, especially in terms of software and autofocus, but the existing hardware is good for the price class!
The results of the camera are definitely positive.
Vernee X: Battery
The Vernee X has a 6200mAh strong and so huge battery. However, Vernee seems to be tricking a bit as far as % is concerned.
This has behaved somewhat unevenly on my Vernee X. Especially the 100% were kept unrealistically long, so do not rely too much on this information.
But what about in practice? In itself very good!
The Vernee X is certainly no endurance runner, but definitely can score with a solid battery life.
In my standard test with a normal everyday behavior, a lot of web browsing, social media, etc. reached around 13-14 hours of active use at about 1/3 display brightness.
At higher brightness, this value drops to about 12 hours, which is still pretty good.
Also, the standby time is impeccable, so I guess most users will get along with the Vernee X for 3-4 days.
Vernee X: Conclusions and Reviews
The Vernee X or reviews is a perfect smartphone with the good price for under $280! Here I would call the processing as the biggest weakness of the Vernee X.
Apart from that, however, the Vernee X is a damn strong smartphone. The display is solid, the camera is more than usable in daylight and the SoC is quite fast, the battery life is also solid.
Of course, we are talking about a below $280 smartphone, because you can expect no flagship hardware. However, the Vernee X offers a strong overall package, which can easily keep up with devices in the $250-300 price range.
Especially camera and performance surprised me positively.
Therefore, I have no problem with it a purchase recommendation for the Vernee X pronounce (if the Android 8.x update is there).
Vernee X: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
So we can say that phone Vernee X is worth your attention, and you can buy it right now at the attractive and affordable price for
$279.99 $249.99 from 18 to 25 DEC with free shipping.
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