The smartwatches of China are often very promising. The LEMFO LEM 8 seems interesting thanks to its SIM slot and Android 7.1 relatively recent.
But on GearBest, reviews are not really excellent with a rating of 2.5 out of 5.0 stars in 9 reviews. And after our test, we can very well read these reviews.
Available at GearBest at $169.99, so let’s do our test and see the main specs of the new generation of LEMFO smartwatch phone.
LEMFO LEM 8: Specifications
|LEMFO LEM 8:||Specs|
|Display:||1.39 inches AMOLED with 400 x 400 pixels|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Dimensions:||131 x 47 x 14 mm|
LEMFO LEM 8: Design and Appearance
At the design, the LEMFO LEM 8 in our test reminds us of the previous LEMFO LEM7, because it appears much more exquisite and stylish.
The focus is of course put on the screen. The LEM 8 has big 1.39 inches display that offers a nice size and is slightly larger than the most smartwatch. The watch has even an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels.
The LEMFO LEM 8 is available in two colors: Gray Cloud and Chestnut Red. The entire smartwatch looks like a “normal” wristwatch because its design is round and not square like that of the Amazfit Bip.
On the back side is the magnetic connector for charging, the heart rate monitor and the SIM slot. On the side of the watch, we have a function key and a 2-megapixel camera.
The finishes are not disappointing, the LEMFO LEM 8 in our analisis gives an impression of very high quality. The edges are drawn very cleanly, not sharp and nothing exceeds.
The manufacturing is based on the treatment of titanium, which is, of course, visible but very clean in the silicone bracelet.
The materials used also provide comfortable wearing, both the silicone and the material of the watch leave a pleasant feeling on the skin.
With a thickness of 1.3 cm, the smartwatch in the test is anything but discreet. In addition, the watch weighs 80 grams, which makes it almost difficult to forget when wearing it.
LEMFO LEM 8: Display
One advantage over other smartwatches is the type of panel used here. LEMFO uses an AMOLED display that offers a good contrast ratio and saves energy.
The contrast ratio of LEMFO LEM 8 in the test is clearly noticeable on a daily basis, and the rich colors can also make you appreciate the use of the screen.
Watch faces are also visible, many of them are available for download.
With the Quick Card, the brightness can be adjusted in three levels, the lowest setting being unusable. The average level is almost too low, at least in sunlight, but the full brightness looks really good here.
You can also customize the brightness setting with the slider. In addition, the manufacturer can also be commended for the really good response time and the precision of the entries that leaves us nothing to complain about.
LEMFO LEM 8: Hardware and Performance
Inside, it promises again: the quad-core processor MediaTek MT6739 is integrated. The four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The CPU works with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and is the same level as a low-cost smartphone. And it shows well.
Although I doubt that the software has been specially adapted to the hardware, the overall operation is running smoothly. The LEMFO LEM 8 in our test only rarely points on a daily basis.
LEMFO LEM 8: Software
The system has control under the version of Android 7.1, which is now also distributed in smartwatches.
The operation of LEMFO LEM 8 is similar to that of most other smartwatches. The starting point is always to watch face, which indicates the time and date.
From there, a swipe to the right takes you into the notifications, and to the left, you open the main menu.
From there, you have access to all kinds of functions such as phone applications, but also the settings, the watch, the camera and everything else.
The menu of LEM 8 is actually comparable to an application drawer or the startup screen of a smartphone.
When sweeping the dial-up, you have quick access to the SmartWatch’s Fitness Tracker or pedometer.
You will get a review of the current steps, converted to distance and calories and a history of your steps.
Sweeping down leads Quick Cards, allowing you to check connections and battery levels, as well as quick access to settings like brightness and Bluetooth.
Once in the Quick Cards, a swipe to the left gives you access to the weather and the built-in music player.
LEMFO LEM 8: Camera
Another interesting aspect is the camera on LEMFO LEM 8, which resolves itself with 2 megapixels. Since we are now in 2018, the photo quality, of course, does not meet the requirements of today!
Nevertheless, the photos are not completely unusable and simply acceptable when it comes to recognizing something. The camera is nothing more than a gadget.
LEMFO LEM 8: Application
The manufacturers know how expensive and time consuming it is to have their own application.
This is why small manufacturers often use the same application for their smartwatches, according to the “One size fits most” principle.
Again, the Wiiwatch application is used, and to be more precise the second version, newer, WiiWatch 2, even more, confusing than the previous one, with the same small range of functions.
This is limited to a review of the state of the battery, fitness activities such as the pedometer and the different facets of the watch.
Under the second tab, you can enter your personal goals, download software updates, make simpler settings such as notifications, or turn on sleep mode.
Fortunately, the LEMFO LEM 8 smartwatch in the analisis also works relatively independently and does not necessarily depend on the application.
LEMFO LEM 8: How to connect?
The smartphone connection to the LEMFO LEM 8 is relatively simple. First, make sure the Bluetooth connection is turned on in the watch settings under “Connect”, then find the LEM 8 with the smartphone. Then just start pairing and allow.
After opening the WiiWatch 2 application, you must scan and QR code the watch. You will find it in the Smartwatch menu in the “Connect Phone” help. Once you have scanned this code, the app is connected to the watch.
The big difference with many other Chinese watches is the operating system. This is the fairly new Android 7.1 system. It can also be used in French and offers many functions.
In addition to phone features such as calling and SMS, there are organizational applications such as a calendar and an alarm clock.
The relatively good impression we had of the device disappears slowly when we look more closely.
To be honest, it works a little better with Android 7.1 than with Android 5.1. But it’s still boring not being able to use all the features for which we pay.
LEMFO LEM 8: Connectivity
With Bluetooth 4.0, you can not only connect the LEMFO LEM 8 smartwatch to your mobile phone but also Bluetooth headphones.
It also works without any problem. Integration into the own WLAN is not a problem either. However, the mobile Internet, which just did not work in our test, is not as easy to use.
With the Nano-SIM card of my phone, I could make phone calls and send SMS! Also, the watch supports the LTE band 20.
LEMFO LEM 8: Battery
In addition, the LEMFO LEM 8 watch has a battery with a capacity of 580mAh, which is also very bounteous.
This is a good idea because smartwatches are reputed for a period of battery life not very long. So, you always have an emergency charge with you on the way.
In fact, the watch can withstand just one day with a single charge. LEMFO LEM 8 apparently noticed it herself and therefore provided the external battery.
LEMFO LEM 8: Conclusions and Reviews
In conclusions of LEMFO LEM 8 in our review, I would recommend to buy the LEMFO LEM 8 watch myself. The appearance and finish are perfect, I also enjoy the operation and display.
The integrated hardware is also more than enough as well as the generous memory, especially for the pleasure of the music.
If you really want to spend money (about $169), and you get high-quality smartwatches that have many features, even you can play games.
LEMFO LEM 8: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
As usual in the last category, we are talking about price. So how much is a watch and where can I buy it?
Now, you can already buy a LEMFO LEM 8 watch for only $ 169.99 and you will get an interesting watch with good performance, like an average smartphone processor.
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