HOMTOM S16 Review – 3G Phablet with Dual Camera and 18:9 Edge-less Display

HOMTOM S16 Review - 3G Phablet with Dual Camera

HomTom has introduced a new smartphone HomTom S16, which is currently the most affordable smartphone with a 5.5-inch display and an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Just a few months ago, the 18: 9 display with the increased length was a curiosity, but now this kind of gadget is very popular, and Doogee with its daughter brand HomTom also did not miss this line.

The new HomTom S16 smartphone can be pre-ordered at Gearbest for $ 74.99.

HomTom S16: Specifications

HOMTOM S16 Review - 3G Phablet with Dual Camera

HOMTOM S16 Review - 3G Phablet with Dual Camera

HomTom S16: Design

HOMTOM S16 looks similar to HT16, but instead of heavy metal, it is made of plastic material, although it should be noted that the plastic is very high quality and does not make its appearance less expensive. Dotted sequins specially designed for the lid make the phone more outstanding and aesthetic.

The smartphone has a 5.5-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and narrow borders. The aspect ratio of 18: 9 makes it look slimmer, while it became easier to watch a video and keep the smartphone in hand.

Homtom S16 has an interesting design of the back cover, thanks to this texture, the smartphone will hold securely in your hand. The side faces are rounded, and visually the part of the thickness of the phone is scratched, the phone looks thinner than it actually is. The thickness of the device, in spite of not the smallest battery, is rather modest 8.9 mm. The size of the length of 151 mm, and width 71 mm, dimensions are also not minimal, but not large for this class of device. It lies well in the hand and is convenient enough for use with one hand. In addition, the smartphone also has a reasonable weight of 160 grams, including a 3000 mAh battery. The phone is assembled well, there are no gaps, nothing creaks, all buttons and holes are fitted perfectly, and the lid and screen do not bend under pressure. The phone looks stylish and it seems more expensive than it really is. A good solution is that the manufacturer did not combine the SIM slot with a slot for a microSD card, as it has now become popular, which allows you to use two SIM cards and a memory card at the same time.

HOMTOM S16 Review - 3G Phablet with Dual Camera

The volume buttons and the power button, which is slightly lower, are located on the right side. The left side is empty. On the upper side, there are two connectors: 3.5 mm for the headset and micro USB for charging and synchronization. On the front of the phone, above the screen, from left to right, we see a conversational speaker, a combined light sensor and proximity sensor, a front camera. Under the screen are three touch buttons – menus, home, and back. On the back of the phone in the middle is the main dual camera, the glory is the fingerprint scanner, and below we see the logo of Homtom.

The smartphone is available in colors – Macaron Blue, Noble White, and Gentle Black.

HomTom S16: Display

Homtom S16 is equipped with a 5-inch IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and an unusual resolution (HD) of 640×1280 pixels. The display is very bright and juicy, has separate sensor and display modules, but are glued to each other. The sensor responds quickly and responsively.

HOMTOM S16 Review - 3G Phablet with Dual Camera

HOMTOM S16: Performance

As for performance, Homtom S16 is based on the MediaTek MT6580 chipset. The chipset includes a 1.3 GHz processor with four cores Cortex-A7 and a graphics processor Mali-400 MP2 with two cores. They combined with 2 GB, single-channel, LPDDR3 RAM. There is 16 GB of memory on board with expansion support due to the SD card. The MT6580 chipset works as it should. It performs tasks for the normal use of the smartphone, but it is not particularly suitable for demanding games, especially with high graphics requirements. However, this chipset is very economical. Of course, it is ideal for reading, watching, not demanding games.

HOMTOM S16: Camera

Homtom S16 is equipped with a dual rear camera, its modules have a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels. Until now, we have not seen such cameras in the range of budget devices, this is a real revolution.

The front camera has a sensor of 8 MP.

HOMTOM S16: Battery

The smartphone is powered by a removable 3000 mAh battery. In accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, it must provide up to 12 hours of talk time on 2G and 3G networks. In standby mode, in networks 2G and 3G are up to 200 hours. The smartphone is equipped with a standard charger 5V/1A. It takes about 3 and a half hours to fully charge.

HOMTOM S16: Price

A new smartphone HOMTOM S16 can be bought at Gearbest for $ 74.99.

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