Six months ago only top models of smartphones can boast support for LTE. In the meantime somewhere in the Celestial Empire, Chinese manufacturers worked hard to create a budget smartphone supporting LTE networks.
One of the first 4G budget smartphone has appeared on the market is LANDVO L200s with the cost just over $ 100. In this review we will focus on it.
The basis of the smartphone is already well-known processor from Mediatek, quad-core processor MTK6582, which operates at a frequency 1.3 GHz, and as the video accelerator uses MALI-400MP, thanks to which you can easily play 3D games. Supports up to 1GB RAM, just such memory is inbuilt.
MediaTek MT6582 itself does not have 4G-modem, so to the aid of MT6582 comes a separate module MediaTek MT6290 which supports fourth generation networks.
So what does the ” budget smartphone” with support for LTE networks represent from itself?
OS: Android 4.4
Kernel: Quad Core 1.3GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-400 MP
Radio module: MT6290
WiFi: 802.11b / g / n
Wireless networks: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz, WCDMA 850/1900 / 2100MHz, FDD-LTE 1800 / 2600MHz
GPS: Yes Bluetooth: Yes
Memory: 1GB RAM
Built-in memory: 4GB (card support up to 64GB)
Back camera: 8.0MP
Front camera: 2.0MP
Screen Type: Capacitive, IPS
Screen Size: 5.0 inches
Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720 (QHD)
Sim cards: One Sim Card
Speaking directly about the design of the smartphone it must be noted that the design of LANDVO L200s is very similar to the top-end smartphone ONEPLUS ONE. The smartphone is available in white and black color scheme.
The front of the smartphone looks presentable, chrome plated edging around the display emphasizes elegance and gives the smartphone a status look. Display slightly elevated relative to the chrome edging.
Display is slightly elevated relative to the chrome edging. As well chrome frame is a little larger than the screen. Such constructive decision is considered to be a slight advantage of design, because when struck against a hard surface is more likely to protect the screen of the smartphone.
There is a camera with a resolution of 2.0MP at the top of the front side, a conversational speaker protected by mesh located in the center. The smartphone is equipped with two sensors between the speaker and the camera: Light and Proximity. A LED indicator on the opposite side of the camera, which informs about the events only with one (red) color. There are three hardware buttons at the bottom of the front panel – “menu”, “home”, “back”.
The left side of the smartphone doesn’t have any hard buttons. All buttons, such as a power button and volume rocker has been placed on the right side of the smartphone.
The upper bound is equipped with micro USB jack for charging / synchronization and a mini 3.5 headphone jack
The lower bound has a microphone hole and a recess for removing of the back cover.
On the back side of the smartphone we can see camera lens, below is a LED flash. A speaker is installed at the bottom
It has a battery under the cover with stated capacity of 2000mAh.
With the connector on the inside of the smartphone it makes not an ordinary picture for the Chinese smartphone.
The device has support for only one SIM card, which is not very usual for “Chinese”, also there is a slot for a memory card.
Here is a display comparison between Landvo L200s(Left) and Oneplus One(right)
LANDVO L200G received a 5-inch capacitive display with IPS matrix. The screen resolution of the smartphone is very modest, only 1280 × 720 (QHD) pixels. Proceeding from the budget of $ 100 for a smartphone, I think this option is justified by reducing the cost of the product. Viewing angles are close to 180 °. Screen material – plastic, there is no possibility to check the screen scratch resistance, cause the protective film is already pasted at the factory (plus extra film included). multi-touch support with up to 5 simultaneous touch points. Sensitivity is good, problems with the touchscreen is not observed. Brightness adjustment allows to see a great range. Whether At minimum brightness under indoor lighting brightness of the screen, or under the sun at maximum brightness smartphone screen is easy to read.
As it is written above is based on quad-core processor smartphone MTK6582 which was released in the fall of 2013
Graphics processor MALI-400MP allows you not only to use this smartphone as a tool for communication and
surfing the internet, but allows the owner to plunge into the world of 3D games.
The internal memory as well as RAM is enough. this smartphone is equipped with a balanced amount of memory. 1GB of RAM is enough for complex 3D games, and 4GB of internal memory should be enough for the most necessary programs; support for microSD cards up to 64GB solves the problem of a shortage of memory for storage applications.
I have to say the camera is really impressive for the price tag of the phone, here are the pictures I tool from the place I visited with the phone.