The alive and simple rugged or off-road smartphones are still fashionable and because of the number of models marketed by different companies, it is clear that they must sell quite well.
You already know the specs that share this type of devices: protection against water and dust, external case extra resistant (which gives it a look less stylized than a normal phone), basic specifications, large capacity battery.
This Phonemax Rocky 2 in our review is another model to add to the extensive catalog that we already knew, that presents few novelties but that perhaps does show a slightly more elaborate aspect than what we usually see.[coupon title=”Phonemax Rocky 2 4G Smartphone” url=”https://goo.gl/S1RRDD” code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/1111-1-1.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $115.58
5.0 inch with 1080 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 4000mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz”]
Phonemax Rocky 2: Specifications
|Screen:||5.0 inch with 1080 by 720 Pixels|
|Chipset:||MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz|
|ROM:||16GB up to 32GB microSD card|
Phonemax Rocky 2: Design and Appearance
Here we find a slightly unusual design of new modern rugged Phonemax Rocky 2, it is built with metal and plastic, made to resist falls, bumps is water resistant IP68.
I have found the certification IP68 on the product page you can see that inside is protected to prevent enter water, its measurements are 146.6 x 76.0 x 12.7 mm, it is a little thick, but it is due to its industrial design, its weight is 230 grams.
The Phonemax Rocky 2 in analisis has a different way of placing the cover, we see SIM slot cards at the left side which remove them either to put the SIM card or the Micro SD card because it can be expanded up to 32GB.
On the right side, we can see rocker, power and camera bottom. It looks and feels good.
Yes, the design of the new phone Phonemax Rocky 2 looks pretty good and has nothing to do with modern protective phones like Ulefone Armor 2 or Blackview BV8000 Pro, which are much more expensive than our budget version.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Screen
The human of the screen is 5-inch IPS technology with a resolution of 1080 by 720 with 274ppi, it is not the best screen that we will find in the market. So, it is not the strong one in this phone, the content inside is going to look good presenting a good contrast of colors.
At the outdoors with direct light will cost a bit to see the content, finally, we will find that it presents a good viewing angle.
Something that pleases me in this Phonemax Rocky 2 in test and that we now see it in most phones is the 2.5D glass that has that curvature at the end that when joining with the phone gives that good feeling when holding it in your hand.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Hardware and Performance
In the use of applications these Rocky 2 specs has behaved to the height, comes with an MTK6737 quad-core processor at 1.3GHz.
Also, you can see the performance of Rocky 2 here are Mali-T720 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB.
At the beginning, I had my doubts about if this phone in our review was going to work well, but when putting it into practice the phone ended up working without any difficulty.
You can see that in the navigation, it is not the fastest, but it does it with ease when navigating on the Web page will present at times some freezes but nothing.
It makes the experience something very negative, good quality graphics games like Real Racing, among others have responded very well, they do not present freezes, during their use and without losing frames.
So, it really a good experience for rugged Phonemax Rocky 2 in our test, the same has been in the use of social networking applications, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, they all open normally, on Facebook we can see that the videos are activated no more.
We are going through the post, then we have medium content applications such as Youtube and Netflix, which are the ones I always use daily. The content is going to take us to HD, these applications have worked well and I have been able to enjoy my favorite channels and programs.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Cameras
The camera of new free Phonemax Rocky 2 has nice features like an 8-megapixel sensor on the back with LED flash and on the front is a 2-megapixel sensor.
Let’s first talk about the results of the rear camera, as usual with the clear sky the results will be clear, clear, colors that are related to reality.
We will not find saturation but at the same time we will not find much life in the images, like something is missing, not that they are bad, but they are not the best.
The approach works well, there you can see two images pointing the tree and then pointing to the bottom. The camera is not special during the day but it will get us out of trouble.
During the night it is another story, we will not find illumination in the images, they look very dark, in some of them you can not see the full content. In others, I throw a bluish color in the areas where there is lighting.
You can also see that several of the images look a bit blurry, moreover, when we capture a close-up picture. It is there where we can see with more notoriety that the image is not clear.
Then we have the shooting time that lasts much longer during the night because it tries to adjust the focus.
This sensor has the ability to record video at 1080 at 30fps, unfortunately, this new Rocky 2 suffers from the same as in most phones. It has no image stabilizer, therefore, we can appreciate that during the day with clear skies sheds a lot of movement and quality.
It has not been very good either, we see that at times it looks a little blurred, during the night it is worse, frames are lost. So, it looks very dark and when walking there is a lot of movement and it looks blurry, combined all this gives us a result very negative. Really this rugged phone in our review is not for recording video, at least that is the impression that has left me.
The front camera, unfortunately, does not fulfill its function well, it captures images but the results are not very good. It looks a little out of focus, dark, in others, it looks a little blurred on the sides. The results are really not good, the only one that could Spend a little is the day with clear skies, but still does not convince me in its entirety.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Software and OS
It comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and on top of that, we have the Phonemax launcher.
Personally, I do not like it, the theme that includes shows the different icons, with an industrial design and they, are all on our desk. So, I decided to change the launcher Google now with which I feel more comfortable and gives me a purer experience of Android.
Now, one will be able to place the launcher of your choice, out of it, I can tell you that the Android 7.0 operating system in the opened Rocky 2 works very well. It is fluid and has not presented me with freezes or problems in daily use.
Some extras that we are going to have are, for example, gestures on the screen, that when making some letters will take us to different applications. We will be able to modify it directly from the configuration, then we have the movements that have the phone rugged Phonemax Rocky 2 in the speaker when placing it in the ear, it automatically passes the sound to the handset and finally, we have three fingers on the screen to capture an image of it.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Others Features
One of the important features in this Phonemax Rocky 2 in our analisis is its resistance to dust, dirt, water, and blows.
Unfortunately, I am not one of those who likes to destroy equipment but the test I have done is to submerge in out analisis Phonemax Rocky 2 in the water for a short period.
After that test, the phone worked OK for a few minutes but the on/off button started working as a volume button, when I opened it I was surprised that everything was wet inside. I may have placed it wrong protective rubber, so I recommend not to put it in the water, outside of that the sensor of the camera was with water so, for now, it does not work.
EYE that in the website of Phonemax does not talk about the Rocky 2 is submersible to water, although the video that appears in some stores that distribute this Rocky 2 show us how they wet it and immerse it in paint so it gives us the idea of being resistant when putting it in the water, but it is not, its resistance is only in case.
They find in situations like rain, so if they do it is under their responsibility. Then we have to definitely resist some hits as falls because the cell phone is built to resist this type of situation.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Battery and Speaker
The battery of Phonemax Rocky 2 is brutal for battery life, it is said to be 4000mAh, whatever it is, it is bigger than normal, the screen time has been 10 hours, where they will have the battery for at least 2 days with a normal use a little thrown to the excess without difficulty.
The speaker is in the back and it sounds very good, it is not stereo but it is perfect when viewing our average content.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Conclusions and Reviews
To finish, I was surprised with this Phonemax Rocky 2 in our review, usually, the equipment that I have tested that are all-terrain do not come with good specifications.
Also, its hardware is not the best, in the case of the alive Phonemax Rocky 2 its performance has been very good in the use of day-to-day applications.
By the way, battery lasts without problems 2 days with normal use, is resistant to water, bumps, falls, dirt, dust, like other all-terrain. Although I do not recommend submerging it in water, the screen is OK, nothing special.
So, it provides good quality to see our average content, the sound is respectable, comes with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Here the problem is really the camera during the night, the video recording and the front camera because the results have been mediocre, but outside of it, the team has responded very well.
Phonemax Rocky 2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
In case there is someone interested its approximate price is about $115.58 on GearBest online store. I will leave the link below this phone in the area of description. They have two colors: gray and orange.[coupon title=”Phonemax Rocky 2 4G Smartphone” url=”https://goo.gl/S1RRDD” code=”BUY HERE:” reveal=”true” image=”http://www.awaqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/1111-1-1.jpg” theme=”base red” description=”Price: $115.58
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