From time to time we see manufacturers launch new products to meet the needs that users demand over time. From devices with very large screens passing through terminals of very small dimensions, we find another range of smartphones that focuses on the autonomy of the same. And is that the device that we come to test here in Awaqa, the HOMTOM S8 in the review, is one of those terminals that, although apparently seems to be like the competition, hides some features that make it unique.[coupon title=”HOMTOM S8 4G Phablet” url=”https://goo.gl/kdAkRe” code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/11-1-2.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $169.99
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HOMTOM S8: Design and Build
And it is that this device is inspired by nothing more and nothing less than one of the best terminals currently on the market, the Galaxy S8, which with its design and its practically non-existent frames have fallen in love with a lot of users.
The HOMTOM we are analyzing today in Awaqa reflects a certain aesthetic similarity with the Samsung device.
When you look at a smartphone of HOMTOM S8 in the test, you do not believe that it was created by a company that exists on the market for only a few years. The device is a monolithic bar, there are no backlashes here, just as the device does not creak when compressed. It looks very nice – immediately attracts the attention of a dual camera, located on the rear panel and while causing surprise for many consumers.
There is also a manufacturer’s logo on the back wall, but he almost does not throw himself into the eyes. It is interesting that on renderings it is executed in a landscape (vertical) orientation. In real life, the company’s emblem is engraved in the most usual way. So often happens with Chinese smartphones, which a couple of days before the start of an assembly can get some simplification.
Most fascinating, of course, is the front panel. The display occupies, according to sensations, approximately 90% of its area. This is very unusual! The frame around the screen is there – do not believe the advertising renderers either. But its thickness is so minimal that you do not pay attention to it at all. In this case, the frame saves from accidental clicks of the screen. Above the display, there was space for the speaker, so there will be no problems with conversations.
But for the front camera, there was no place. It turns out that to shoot selfie smartphone will have to turn upside down.
In general, the design does not cause any complaints. On the contrary, the device attracts the eye. If you want to brag to friends and acquaintances, then it is better not to find an option!
HOMTOM S8: Screen
The first thing that stands out is its 5.7-inch screen with 18: 9 ratio and 1440 by 720 pixels, something that currently very few devices implement and that facilitated a much greater use of the ratio of it.
HOMTOM S8: Hardware and Performance
In this way, the HOMTOM S8 in analisis looks much more stylized, with side frames practically nonexistent and with a higher and lower ratio that provides a large front to the set.
In addition to the screen, we also find as the special novelty the configuration of the memory of 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, more than enough for a terminal of these characteristics. But if these 64 GB were small, the people of HOMTOM allows us to extend the storage up to 128 GB by means of an external SD card.
As for the gross power of the device, we are in front of a terminal that implements an Octa-core chip of MediaTek MT6750T with a frequency of up to 1.5 GHz.
Although not the best chips we find in the market, it is one of the better alternatives for configurations of this type and especially for devices that present a very good value for money like this HOMTOM S8.
HOMTOM S8: Cameras
The company HOMTOM is silent about which module of the rear camera of HOMTOM S8 in analisis is embedded in its creation. Experienced we managed to find out that the full 16-megapixel plus 5-megapixel matrix is not here. Unfortunately, interpolation is used up to this resolution from a 13-megapixel sensor.
As for the second matrix, it has a resolution of 13-megapixel. This is very small, so the sensor performs only an auxiliary role. With it, the system detects the subject and the background, blurring the last one. It does not always work for her – if a person is far enough from the smartphone’s camera, you will not get any beautiful bokeh. Affects the low resolution of the auxiliary matrix.
If we talk about the quality of the images as a whole, then it is good. Of course, we are not a flagship, so when there is poor lighting, some problems arise. The white balance sometimes works incorrectly, but in most cases, it does not make mistakes. It is felt that a good but not perfect camera module was introduced here. However, in this price category, you are unlikely to find an apparatus that is capable of making better quality shots. It remains to add that two lenses here are supplemented with an LED flash, which from time to time can be used as a flashlight.
The front camera has a similar problem. In fact, it uses a 13-megapixel matrix, well, the system already increases the resolution to 8 megapixels. The result is often acceptable, but not more than that. Of course, there is no auto focus at the “front”. In short, the smartphone HOMTOM S8 in the review was not created for shooting self. If you like to create beautiful “self”, then you need to look for some other device, sharpened precisely for this purpose.
HOMTOM S8: Battery
Despite the small thickness of the device, it contained a battery with a capacity of 3400mAh. But we must not forget that there is an IPS-matrix with high resolution with a powerful processor. As a result, energy is consumed quite actively. But a day of battery life can provide such a battery with ease unless you spend time playing games.
In short, the smartphone HOMTOM S8 implies the usual scenario of use – at night it needs to be connected to the charger. If you forget to do this, then the next day, risk by noon to be next to a discharged device. I am glad that the technology of fast charging is supported here. For 25 minutes you can charge the smartphone so that it will have enough energy until late at night.
HOMTOM S8: Conclusions and Reviews
Draw conclusions on this smartphone of HOMTOM S8 is incredibly difficult. It seems that it seems like you hold the idea in your hands. But somewhere in my head, there are still thoughts that you are unhappy with these or other trifles. For example, the second slot for the SIM card is used in this case – if you have two numbers, you will have to refuse to install a memory card.
However, here and its own memory is enough – it will not be enough only for ardent music lovers and fans to download a heavy video. Some questions are caused also by the camera, which under certain conditions removes perfectly, while in others it starts to work out. Yes, and this “shameless” HOMTOM S8 can not be considered – the frames are present here, although their thickness is sufficiently reduced.
In general, the device causes more positive emotions, rather than negative ones. An additional plus of the smartphone is that Android 7.0 is installed on it – you do not have to worry about whether the device will receive an update in the form of “Nougat”. HOMTOM S8 4G – this is ideal if you want to try in the case of some frameless phone. It is possible that you will be using this device for several years. Or you will then go to a similar model from a more famous manufacturer, which is much more expensive. And the very low probability that you will not like this concept of a smartphone.
HOMTOM S8: Price and Availability
At the moment, you can buy the phone HOMTOM S8 from 4 to 11 September for only $169.99. This is an advantageous offer, as you can save $ 20 on purchases for a good phone.[coupon title=”HOMTOM S8 4G Phablet” url=”https://goo.gl/kdAkRe” code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/11-1-2.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $169.99
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