Hi all. I want to tell you about a good secure phone, for a very reasonable price.
It all started with the fact that I was tired of regularly buying phones. All previous necessarily broke or sank. Often in children, but the result was one. I decided to find a shockproof and waterproof model with a good battery is not more expensive 150$.
To buy model with such requirements in a conventional shop would be very expensive. Therefore, salvation was a favorite AliExpress. After going through a bunch of suitable options and read about them hundreds of reviews I decided on the model Lenovo S10.
- Where to buy and accessories
- The PRO version
Besides the fact that it is waterproof and shockproof. He has the best hands for a screen size of 5 inches and a powerful battery of 5000mAh. I think that really is the way this high capacity battery for hunters, anglers, hikers and other people who may need high security camera and great battery life.
Where to buy and accessories
The phone was brought 2 weeks to Novosibirsk. Bought, as said already, on Aliexpress here. The packaging was not damaged, the set was powerful charging (as were simple weak charger it charges either very slow or not charging at all). Headphones was not included or I just didn’t get.
But in General, claims not included. Still cheap Chinese headphones are usually of poor quality. The important thing is that the phone itself is done quite efficiently. Orange frame, rubber element and interesting shape gives the phone a serious and brutal look which attracts the attention of others.
Sits comfortably in the hand, the rubberized case does not slip in your hands and gloves. The power button and volume pressed with a visible effort. Women’s phone you can get.
The stated specs are:
- OS: Android 6.0.1;
- CPU: MTK6737 1. 5GHz (4 core);
- RAM: 2Gb;
- Network: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (900/2100), LTE (800/900/1800/2100/2600);
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Display: 5-inch, 1280x720px;
As you can see, nothing outstanding in the settings not (except battery), but all necessary is available.
The phone was tested for impact-resistance. Over the last month, with the help of children, he fell a dozen times. Other smartphones have not experienced this. Lenovo S10 but now I’m not afraid to give children, it is unlikely they will be able to break it. From scratch it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, but the directional impact screwdriver it can not be saved (Yes, it happens) and I had some spruce noticeable cleavage.
Moisture the phone needs to be on the level. Charging Jack and the microphone are covered with special waterproof connectors. Have a speaker on the back side of the phone you can see protected membrane. A few times washing it under a light stream of water — no impact was observed. But to completely submerge it in a barrel of water did not dare.
Feel main camera — not bad. The manufacturer of the matrix — Sony and it is not typical for most Chinese phones. Nice photos with sufficient lighting and mediocre at dusk. There are focus issues when shooting at the macro level (5-10 cm from the object).
If to it to buy more and stabilizer for smartphones, it is possible to obtain almost the perfect action camera.
The phone supports multiple bands of 2G, 3G and 4G frequencies (mentioned above). According to the manufacturer WiFi supports 5th generation (5G), and many might think that WiFi runs on the 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz at the same time. But it’s not. WiFi only works on 2.4 GHz or 5 separately. But what is surprising, 4G support for both SIM slots, so that the full Internet you can use from different providers without having to reinstall the SIM cards swapped.
Happy. In a power saving mode, enabled WiFi, phone can go 3 days without recharging. With a full use — 2 days. With the active use, with all the services you need in Hiking (GPS + 4G), video watching and music you will be able to pass with him during the day. Getting used to this battery, you won’t be able to use the phone, charging it every day.
On the phone is Android 6.0.1 and that is important in the original firmware there is heaps of extraneous pre-installed apps, which also cannot be disabled. Some Chinese phones meet built-in adware applications that is very difficult to remove or is required to reflash the device. In Lenovo S10 is nothing there and it pleases. The minimum set of applications and quite nimble native launcher (loader).
The phone is dual SIM, but the second slot can work as a connector for a MicroSD card or SIM card. The choice is yours — to put the second SIM or memory card.
I can definitely say that pleased with the phone and it is definitely worth the money. For lovers of top-end iPhones and Samsung may seem rather low screen resolution (HD) camera or not. But the price is 5-8 times lower, and shockproof, moisture-resistant and capacious battery give a huge plus in favor of the Lenovo S10. All suggest.
Again, bought on Aliexpress here…
The PRO version
There is also a version Lenovo S10 Pro. It’s a bit expensive and has the following characteristics relative to the standard: built-in capacity of 32 GB vs 16 GB, one gig more RAM and more powerful processor. Screen, battery, camera and case are identical. See PRO-version is available here.