As an introduction to this analysis
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
This Select 16 Mo is not good for all uses.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.
The Select 16 Mo adapted for internet use and travel ?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Select 16 Mo.A modest 2.8 -inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
If having several lines in the same device is essential for you, go ahead.There is only one SIM card slot here.It will force those who have a local package and who bring their phone with them when they travel, to take out the card and put in the one for the country of destination.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.There is only 1150 mAh, which is low for normal use.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
On the question of loading, Emporia has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.It’s become a handy tool.You can also simply listen to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the Select 16 Mo to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.It is one of the worst in this area.An 2.8 -inch screen with overly vivid colors.A resolution which is moreover in 240 x 400.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
Emporia sought to improve the audio experience.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
We’ve been playing for several hours and it seems to us that this Select 16 Mo is incredible.First-class components selected by the manufacturer.This model has a Qualcomm QSC6270 processor.This component allows a great fluidity at the level of the images.
But some of you will need more; that’s why Emporia has left a free slot for a memory card.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.The endurance of this model is one of the weakest.Its 1150 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.Even if it remains legible, the clarity of the image and the display are below the competition.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
Concerning audio or video use?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Emporia has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
So you have 1 objectives present on this smartphone.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.A photo resolution of 2 Mp which gives a low quality result.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
What about the Select 16 Mo?
Our analysis showed that this Select 16 Mo wasn’t made for all purposes.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.