EL S30 Review – 4G rugged smartphone IP68 with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
EL S30 is one of the newest models on the market today, it’s unlikely you’ve heard about this phone before. The model belongs to the company Ken Xin Da (or simply KenXinDa), which is an OEM-manufacturer and supplies smartphones, push-button phones, smart watches and other electronics to other Chinese brands. EL S30 is an entry-level smartphone, it is dustproof and waterproof, with IP68 certification. The phone works with 4G FDD-LTE networks and has a fingerprint scanner.
EL S30 is made in the classical form of a monoblock. The octagonal body is made of plastic with cut corners. The back cover is made of rubberized plastic. Most of the front surface is occupied by the touchscreen. Below it is three touch Android-buttons and a microphone hole, above the display, are proximity/illumination sensors, a front camera lens, and a talking speaker. The smartphone meets the requirements of IP68 and MIL-STD-810G standards and is resistant to falls. The fingerprint sensor is installed in the front. The dimensions of the smartphone are – length 144.5 mm, width 75.1 mm and thickness 10.3 mm. The phone weighs 160 grams.
The S30 smartphone has a 4.7-inch IPS screen, the LCD display has HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) 24-bit, capacitive screen sensor.
Smartphone S30 is based on the processor MediaTek MT6737 consisting of 4 cores Cortex-A53, operating at a maximum frequency of 1.3 GHz. For the graphics chip ARM Mali-T720 MP2, the power of the video chip is enough for most games. Also inside the phone, there are 2 GB of RAM LPDDR3, 16 GB of external memory with support up to 64 GB using microSD. The smartphone has a standard set of wireless interfaces: dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0 BLE. There are no problems with the modules. The smartphone runs under the operating system – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As the main camera is used 8-megapixel sensor (interpolation up to 13 megapixels) equipped with LED flash and phase autofocus. The resolution of the front camera is 5 megapixel (interpolation up to 8 megapixels). Maximum video resolution is limited to Full HD1080p. The quality of both photos and video can be called good. There are no obvious color distortions, sharpness is acceptable, detail is also, and a mediocre dynamic range is inherent in almost all smartphones in this price category.
EL S30: Battery
The smartphone has a non-removable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2.950 mAh. Given the budget processor and a simple screen, the smartphone has an autonomy of up to three days.
EL S30: Price
Smartphone EL S30 can be ordered at Gearbest for $ 163.