Vernee launched the sale of smartphone called Vernee Apollo Lite (it is logical to assume that there is a regular version of Apollo). The gadget was the maximum possible for the money “iron”, as well as robust metal housing.
So what’s so interesting about the device from Vernee? The first thing that should be noted and it is impossible not to notice – the processor with ten nuclei on board! Second – 4 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal memory. Third – capacious battery and fast charging function Pump Express Plus 3.0. The rest of the things are not important, but interesting: FullHD IPS matrix Sharp, Samsung camera, shooting video in 4K, a fingerprint scanner and terminal, is gaining popularity, – USB Type-C.
At the moment, the price of Apollo Lite – about $ 230, some online stores offer a discount of $ 30. The result is a powerful, robust and feature-rich smartphone is technically less than 15 000 rubles.
Smartphone Vernee Apollo Lite resembles multiple devices: it has something from HTC, something from OnePlus, something from Xiaomi. The shape is rectangular, the upper and lower ends slightly curved, smooth side faces, corners slightly flattened. Glass front panel has sloping edges form (2.5D). The back side moves smoothly along the arc of the side edge.
Dimensions are not the most compact for 5.5-inch smartphone – 152 x 76.2 x 9.2 mm, and Apollo Lite weighs too much – 175 grams. In his hand is great, convenient to use the device, all the elements are in place, the body is designed really well.
As I said, the front panel is protected by Corning’s glass (Gorilla Glass third generation). It is durable, for the testing of any scratches are not “planted”. In general, it seems that the new glass Corning worse than the old. For example, the fourth and fifth generation of damaged faster than the second and third. Oleophobic coating is, it is high quality, the prints are almost invisible, can be easily removed. The finger glides over the surface without much effort.
The back cover is made of metal, and the top and bottom on the back side, there are two plastic inserts in the body color. Speaking of color, there are two: silver with white front part (Moonlight Silver) and dark purple with a black front part (Space Gray). Edge about 1 mm thick polished at an angle of 30 degrees.
For Vernee Apollo Lite is available on the company website with a window cover.
In general, the gadget looks very good, I would say, expensive and qualitatively, it is felt that the developers did not knowingly eat their own bread.
Above the center missed the message indicator are on the front panel, light / proximity sensors, camera and speaker. The speaker is loud, sounds pure and bassist, the interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly. A rare case of Chinese machine with excellent voice speaker on my practice.
At the bottom – the microphone (left under six holes), USB Type-C, and handsfree speaker. Connector 3.5 mm at the top.
Left – two paper trays: an upper memory or microSD card nanoSIM, lower only simkarty micro format.
Right – the power button and volume rocker key-regulation. Convenient to use, but a little hang out in the grooves. Made of metal and painted in the color of the housing.
On the reverse side are the camera lens, rising to 1 mm above the hull, double flash and a fingerprint sensor. Last functioning relatively adequate, and worse happened.
This device uses a screen diagonal is 5.5 inches. The physical size – 68h121 mm top frame – 15 mm, bottom – 16 mm left and right – of approximately 4 mm. There is anti-reflective coating, quite effective.
Apollo Lite Display Resolution of Vernee – FullHD, ie 1080×1280 pixels, aspect ratio – 16: 9, the density – 400 pixels per inch. Sharp’s IPS matrix with no air gap. Touch fulfills layer up to five simultaneous touches, excellent sensitivity.
The maximum brightness of white color – 382 cd / m2 (officially 450), the maximum brightness of the black – 0.62 cd / m2, contrast ratio – 615: 1 (officially 1000: 1). You see how important it is to know the real brightness readings manufacturer fib data.
Schedule brightness in the normal range, excellent range – in the area of 2.15, according to the levels of color, there is a predominance of blue, the temperature – from 9300 K to 8300 K. The data do not exceed the sRGB values of the triangle. This suggests that the colors will be unsaturated, especially in the green.
Despite the fact that the company proudly announces the availability of the matrix Sharp IGZO with steep parameters (as measured according to the official page in the network), the screen is really poor lighting, low contrast, color reproduction is not the best.
This model uses a non-removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery capacity of 3180 mAh.
In my mode gadget operated 1.5 days: an hour of calls, the constant synchronization with Wi-Fi (every day from 9.00 to 01.00, Twitter, e-mail, Skype, Votsapp), 4-6 hours of LTE. Glow screen in this mode – 3.5-4 hours.
With games the situation is slightly worse: battery lasts 3-4 hours continuous “battle.” Video device “cool” about 9:00 (HD).
Included you will find the AC adapter 5V / 7V / 9V – 2A, 12V – 1.5A. Supported MediaTek technology Pump Express 3.0. With MPE after 30 minutes, the battery is charged to 50%.
The device operates not only in the 2G / 3G networks, 4G CAT and 6 (!):
In the settings you can select the Turbo Mode, which will be used for downloading “heavy” files not only 4G network, but at the same time Wi-Fi.
There is a standard Wi-Fi b / g / n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz), Bluetooth version 4.0, OTG. The device supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.
Smartphone Vernee Apollo Lite is equipped with 4 GB of RAM (LPDDR3) and 32 GB of internal memory eMMC 5.1 (read speed of 157 MB / s and write speed of 77 MB / s). It supports memory cards up to 128GB.
The primary camera module is made by Samsung, S5K3P3 model: CMOS ISOCELL, 16 MP, the pixel size of 1 micron, the optics of six lenses, Blue Light filter, phase focusing, aperture f = 2.2. In addition, the signal processor is used ImagiQ image. However, the ISP is required for dual cameras.
Although the description heaped chip photographed Apollo Lite is good, but no more than that: in the afternoon all the pictures are detailed, with vivid colors, nice bokeh. Focus quickly and accurately. Dynamic average range. Once the light level decreases, “at midnight, the carriage turns into a pumpkin”: image becomes turbid popping noise, artifacts, and so forth. When room lighting the white balance is correct, but the picture becomes blurred, as though instead of 16 MPs have put in the best case 5 MP.
Wide-angle front camera, aperture f = 2.2. The photo is good, colorful, without sharp jumps exposure. Video shoots in HD resolution at 30 f / s.
One of the device chips can be considered shoot 4K video in 30 frames per second. The picture is sharp, white balance often rides, exposition smooth. Focusing device quickly. The sound is clear. Recording format 3GP, H.265 codec, bit rate of 43 Mbit / s. By reducing the level of illumination, the image becomes dull, popping noise, the number of frames is reduced from 30 to 15.
What is the result? And in the end, all as always: the manufacturer have many different options from which almost no sense. The camera module can be, and is not bad, but the software for him, no one was not going to write.
The device is built on the new 64-bit 10-core chipset from Taiwan’s MediaTek – Xelio X20 (MT6797). Processor two Cortex-A72 (2,3 GHz) + four Cortex-A53 (1,85 GHz) + four Cortex-A53 (1,4 GHz), 20 nm process technology. As the graphics used ARM Mali-T880.
The unit flies. That’s all I wanted to say. But seriously, any games at maximum graphics settings, the gadget does not “lag” and does not slow down. In the early firmware metal housing with CPU load greatly warmed. After several updates, the problem disappeared. Now, just a warm body.
The smartphone runs on Google Android 6.0 operating system. “Clean” system.
Speaker volume is slightly above average, quality is quite good, but mostly listened and high mids. The sound is flat, I did not like. If the speaker hole is covered with something, something almost unheard of.
The music player standard. The headphone volume is high, the quality is quite satisfied: strong, pleasant, full-bodied sound. Perhaps lacking a little deeper bass.
Quality connection with Vernee Apollo Lite let me down, with GPS and GLONASS all excellent, vibration weak – it can be heard rather than felt.
The device is offered for $ 230, in some places you can even get a discount of $ 30. In this case, Apollo Lite will cost you $ 200, that is about 13 000 rubles.
As such disadvantages have Vernee Apollo Lite is not, in the main flaws: dim the screen with low contrast and poor quality photos in dim light conditions. The rest of the device, of course, cool:
If you are looking for a high-performance smartphone for toys (and not only), make sure you take a look at Vernee Apollo Lite – it really deserves attention.