Smartphones from HomTom appeared on our market not so long ago but already managed to gain considerable popularity thanks to the release of good devices at a low price.
The hero of today’s review will be a fashionable smartphone Homtom S7. This is another device from the 18: 9 series, which was introduced by the Chinese company HomTom. The smartphone has quite acceptable 3 GB of operative and 32 GB of internal memory, there is a fingerprint scanner. The budget device is sold at $ 119.99, and most likely, many will be interested in choosing a new smartphone. At a small price, the Smartphone Homtom S7 has several nice features and good technical characteristics.
has classic design devices with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, the front of the phone has no side edges, and the top and bottom faces are minimal. The sides of the smartphone are rounded, and visually hide part of the thickness of the device, making the phone look thinner than it actually is. The thickness of the device, in spite of the presence of a battery with a capacity of 2900 mAh, only 8.9 mm. The phone’s size is 150.7 mm high, 71.7 mm wide, and 207 grams in weight, average dimensions, which corresponds to this class of phones. Smartphone comfortably lies in the hand and they are comfortable enough to use one hand. The appearance of the smartphone looks much more expensive than it really is. The smartphone is available in three colors – silver, blue and black, differ only in the color of the back cover, the front part in all versions is black.
On the right side of the phone are located – the volume buttons and the power button, on the top face there is a 3.5 mm jack for the headset and micro USB for charging and synchronization.
On the front of the smartphone, on top of the screen, are – a microphone, a light sensor, and a front camera. At the bottom of the screen are three touch buttons – menu, home, and back. On the back of the phone, at the top in the middle, there are two main cameras, between them there is an LED flash and there is a fingerprint scanner to the left. HomTom logo is printed at the bottom of the back cover, continuing the vertical line under the cameras and flash.
Smartphone S7 is equipped with 5.5-inch IPS display with HD resolution (1280 x 640), the density of pixels is 268 ppi. An aspect ratio of the screen is 18: 9, which corresponds to the fashion trend of frameless devices. The top screen is protected by a 2.5D curved glass with full GFF lamination. The display has very bright and juicy colors, the sensor and display modules are separate, but glued to each other. The touchscreen responds to touch quickly and responsively.
HomTom S7: Performance
For the performance of the smartphone is the MediaTek MT6737 processor consisting of 4-cores 64-bit Cortex-A53 operating at a maximum frequency of 1.3 GHz. The graphic part is represented by the ARM Mali-T720 MP2 chip, which contains 2 cores, which work on max. the frequency of 650MHz.
Also, the smartphone has 3 GB of RAM – single-channel LPDDR3 and 32 GB of storage with expansion support due to the SD card up to 64GB. There is a smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat.
The MediaTek MT6737 processor is designed for budget devices with low consumption, it does a good job for normal use of the smartphone, but is not able to support heavy games, especially if games with high graphics. The smartphone has four sensors – lighting, proximity, accelerometer and fingerprint sensor.
HomTom S7: Camera
HomTom S7 is equipped with a dual rear camera with a resolution of 13.0MP + 2.0MP. The sensor is combined with an LED flash. Photos should be with a resolution of 3500×2500 (active pixels), but the camera can store with a resolution of 4000×2850 pixels because of the maximum resolution with interpolation up to 13-megapixels. The main camera allows you to shoot video from 720p @ 30fps. The camera is equipped with autofocus, continuous shooting, panoramic shooting, HDR, face recognition, exposure compensation, self-timer. The front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, photos with a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels, video from 480p @ 30fps.
HomTom S7 camera application is standard and has all the necessary pre-installed and photo editing options. You can set the exposure value, white balance, ISO, etc.
The smartphone has a removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2900 mAh. Due to the availability of a budget processor and low resolution of the screen 1280 x 640, the autonomy of the smartphone is quite good. In the talk mode, autonomy is 12.6 hours, in video mode 4-5 hours, in normal mode up to 2 days.
The new HomTom S7 smartphone with 18: 9 Bezel-less screen can be purchased at Gearbest for $ 119.99.