How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this Smart.2 16 Go, Emporia chose Android 6.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Unfortunately, our analysis showed that this product was below what you would expect from a smartphone.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
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What does mobility look like?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
Smart.2 16 Go’s really small.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5 inches) compared to other smartphones.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Forget the videos, too.It is in these cases that you will regret a bigger screen.
No location, no multiple operator management.This model does not offer dual SIM storage.This will force those who travel to think about changing their SIM.
No protection on the screen of this Smart.2 16 Go.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 1020 mAh, which is low for normal use.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
In conclusion on battery charging, Emporia has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s a device that is always at hand.The same goes for listening to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.It’s hard to watch a video.And its screen resolution is low.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
Emporia has also designed this product for audio use.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The result is very pleasant to the ear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
Is it suitable for games?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
Our tests put this Smart.2 16 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.Its Mediatek MT6260A processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.Which makes it look just passable.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.It’s 16 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.And because Emporia predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.The endurance of this model is one of the weakest.Its 1020 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
Efficiency for audio and video
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.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.
The manufacturer has made a system perfectly integrated with Android 6.And for an even better result, this phone contains 1 lenses.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this Smart.2 16 Go; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.An image resolution of 2 Mp which will give a mediocre result.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
This phone offers very little space: 16 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
In short, the Smart.2 16 Go, the right choice?
This Smart.2 16 Go 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.