Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Today we have Zeblaze THOR PRO in our review and relatively young smartwatch manufacturer from China launches it’s not the first Android smartwatch.

In doing so, a lot of effort has been put into the implementation and delivers a well-thought-out wearable.

Zeblaze THOR PRO 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $84.99 only 7-14 MAY

1.53 inch IPS with 320 x 320 Pixels, RAM: 1GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 500mAh, Android 5.1, MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core 1GHz

Zeblaze THOR PRO 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $84.99 only 7-14 MAY

1.53 inch IPS with 320 x 320 Pixels, RAM: 1GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 500mAh, Android 5.1, MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core 1GHz

Unfortunately, there is again a restriction here, which makes the wearable in everyday life only limited use. You can read all about it here and now in the review of Zeblaze THOR PRO.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Specifications

Zeblaze THOR PRO:Specs
Display: 1.53 inch IPS with 320 x 320 Pixels
CPU: MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core 1GHz
GPU: Mali-400 MP2
RAM: 1GB
Internal memory: 16GB
Memory extension: Not Supported
Cameras: 2.0MP main camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 500mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 5.1
Connections: Micro USB
Weight: 83 grams
Dimensions: 26.00 x 4.70 x 1.34 cm
Price: $100

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Unboxing and Packaging

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

The Zeblaze THOR PRO in the analisis comes in a very high-quality packaging. This is a metal cylinder with a visually appealing presentation.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

In addition to the Smartwatch Zeblaze THOR PRO and the dock, you will get tools for inserting the SIM card and replacement screws for the back of the watch.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

As well as a charging cable (Micro USB) and a detailed, professionally designed user manual, which use the step by step explained.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Design and Appearance

Visually, the Zeblaze THOR PRO in the test reminds a little of Casio G-Shock watches due to their robust design.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

The frame of the Smartwatch is made of thick plastic with a rubbery coating. The back is covered by a thick metal plate, which in turn is fastened with four small screws.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

If you remove these, you will find a Nano SIM slot underneath. Unfortunately, Micro SD cards are not supported here.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

On the front, there is around the display, which is covered by thick, scratch-resistant glass. This is again surrounded and protected by thick plastic part, which in turn has a degree scale.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

The bracelet is also made of a soft, flexible silicone. The strap is very stable including anchorage and withstands strong traction forces. You can not change the band, because the antennas are inside. The wearing comfort is quite high.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Keys are found on the Zeblaze THOR PRO are two. This is used to turn the smartwatch on and off. You can also close apps with it. The speaker is located on the left side and is never covered. The microphone is located in the lower area of the right side.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Zeblaze claims the THOR PRO is IP67 certified. Thus, by definition of the IP standard, it survives both dust and temporary submersion in water and rain.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

In our test, these requirements were met. The Smartwatch was submerged 10 cm deep in water 10 times for 5 seconds, which it survived without damage. Even rain they could easily put away so far.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

We also carried out a fall test. 3 crashes from 30cm, 100cm and 150cm height resulted in no damage to the Smartwatch.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Display

Zeblaze uses a surprisingly high-quality IPS panel for the display. The colors look very intense and are reminiscent of an AMOLED display. Only the black level just not.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

In dark areas, there is a clear, gray glow through the lighting. By the way, the latter is very bright, which makes it easy to read the display in sunlight. The viewing angles of the display are very good.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

The touchscreen responds quite quickly to inputs but is not very accurate. Typing is a problem because although the keyboard has quite large keys, it is often difficult to hit the right keys. Multitouch is not supported and an oleophobic coating is missing.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Hardware and Performance

As in the previously tested No.1 D6, the MT6580 processor is used in the Zeblaze THOR PRO in our analisis. However, this quad-core processor was throttled from 1.3GHz to 1.0GHz to reduce waste heat and power consumption.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Basically a sensible decision, which does not go far enough. The Zeblaze THOR PRO is still very warm under load, which can also be uncomfortable.

We would like Zeblaze to slow down the pace with an update. Even at the lowest clock speed, the smartwatch would still run smoothly.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Here you can find is the 1GB of RAM. If you have just opened a few apps in a work fine.

The 16GB memory is nice space. The factory has many pre-installed Android apps on the Smartwatch, including Facebook, Skype, Twitter, and Instagram.

So the memory is even enough to update the pre-installed apps. Fortunately, you can uninstall all the apps to make room.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Features

The sensors of the smartwatch function so far properly. The pedometer works pretty well. At a measured distance of 10km via GPS, the Zeblaze THOR PRO in the review came in at 11.2km purely based on the pedometer.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

For pedometer, this is a normal tolerance which is in the acceptable range. The heart rate monitor is reasonably accurate but definitely cannot replace a real heart rate monitor.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

A big compliment you have to give the manufacturer for the software on the Zeblaze THOR PRO. Although it hangs in some places again, there are a few fundamental problems in the operation of a full Android on a smartwatch to be fixed, which made it difficult for us both the No.1 D6 and the Finow X5 life.

The layout of the start screen of Zeblaze THOR PRO was also solved very nicely. From the Watchface, you can wipe in any direction to get to different areas.

If you wipe the Watchface down, you get an overview screen. Here you can see the connection status as well as the current status of the Smartwatch.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

If you swipe from here to the left, you get to the quick settings. Here you can control WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS and the data connection.

You can also activate the flight mode. In addition, there is a control of the display brightness in 3 steps and a switch to mute the Zeblaze flash.

If you continue wiping, you get to the Pedometer Widget, from which you can not get to the app.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Back on the watch face, you can also swipe up, where you can see the weather widget. If you tap on this, the weather app, which is based on AccuWeather, opens immediately.

Back on the watch face, you can swipe left and right here. To the right, you will find the notifications and to the left the app drawer and a widget to control the music player.

The notifications indicate that the watch of Zeblaze THOR PRO, not only house the relevant text and the app icon from which they come.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

They also indicate whether it is a notification, which comes from the smartphone or addition to, any of the watch itself. Open notification, whereupon checks appear. One can e.g. Reply directly to an e-mail or send a like to Facebook Messenger.

But beware: If it is a notification from the smartphone, then the action is also performed on the smartphone.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

So get her a new mail on the smartphone and type in the notification on the watch to “Reply”, then the answer window opens on Smartphone and not on the watch.

The bottom line is that the Zeblaze THOR PRO is not a smartwatch, which makes it completely superfluous to get the smartphone out of your pocket.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Battery

The Zeblaze THOR PRO in the test has a comparatively large battery 500mAh. But you can not expect miracles from this.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

The battery life of THOR PRO is actually slightly better than the previously tested No.1 D6. Nevertheless, the Zeblaze THOR PRO does not make it through the day in outdoor use.

In the office, yes, but outdoors too much energy is wasted searching for mobile networks and the brighter display setting.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

On average, we came to about 7 hours wearing time until the THOR PRO demanded the power supply.

Incidentally, charging the smartwatch takes almost exactly 60 minutes, using a 2A power adapter to charge it.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Thus, the clock is half full quickly again, when just the juice is out. Of course, charging also works with a power bank. Praiseworthy is that the contacts show no corrosion so far. The loading dock was also implemented well.

Instead of being held with a magnet, you put the smartwatch in here. This ensures a secure hold and thus reliable loading on the way.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Conclusions and Reviews

The Zeblaze THOR PRO is certainly not a bad smartwatch and actually a competitor to the FINOW X5 Plus in our review.

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

We find the convenient silicone wristband, the IP67 certification, as well as the software, which shows some great approaches and shows that the Chinese have detected important problems and try to solve them.

Still, the Zeblaze THOR PRO is again no wearable for anyone and by no means a perfect Android smartwatch.

The energy consumption is too high, there are too many software quirks, the GPS is useless and there are too many software quirks that you have to iron out by manual tinkering. The bottom line is that smartwatches with a native Android are still in their infancy.

Zeblaze THOR PRO: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018

Now you can buy a watch Zeblaze THOR PRO at a good price for only $84.99 between 7  to 14 MAY with free shipping. For this price is still an interesting toy for technology fans and hobbyists.

Zeblaze THOR PRO 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $84.99 only 7-14 MAY

1.53 inch IPS with 320 x 320 Pixels, RAM: 1GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 500mAh, Android 5.1, MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core 1GHz

Zeblaze THOR PRO 3G Smartwatch Phone

Price: $84.99 only 7-14 MAY

1.53 inch IPS with 320 x 320 Pixels, RAM: 1GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 500mAh, Android 5.1, MediaTek MT6580 Quad Core 1GHz

Zeblaze THOR PRO Review: Styling in Beautiful Design Smartwatch 2018 was last modified: May 7th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn