Maze Alpha X review – 4G Phablet with frameless design and capacious battery

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

The company Maze entered the international market quite recently, but the number of smartphones presented is already pleasing to the buyer. Maze Blade was first introduced, then the frameless Maze Alpha appeared and soon we saw the premium Maze Comet. But that’s not all, the Alpha model received an update in the form of Maze Alpha X. The new smartphone Alpha X, it is quite capable to compete with the top gadgets of A-brands. The design concept of the Maze Alpha X is the same as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, but it costs slightly more than $ 200.

Maze Alpha X: Specifications

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design Maze Alpha X: Design

The main advantage of Maze Alpha X is the display, which has side frames on three sides of only 1.69 mm, and the bottom – 13.58 mm. The screen aspect ratio is 18: 9 and it occupies more than 89% of the front panel. The top of the screen is protected by glass Gorilla Glass 5. Below the screen are a fingerprint scanner built into the touch button and an 8-megapixel self-camera. The button below the screen is needed not only for unlocking – if you want, you can disable the screen keys and use it as a navigation bar: clicking on the sensor returns a step back, and holding the application minimizes by opening the desktop.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

The edging of the smartphone is made of metal – this gives the device additional solidity. The mechanical keys are located on the right side and lie exactly under your thumb. On the left side, there is a card tray. The audio connector is placed on the upper end and the USB-C port on the bottom. To the right of the port is a multimedia speaker, on the left is a microphone.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design
The back side of the Maze Alpha X is made of Corning Gorilla Glass of the 4th generation, plus there are no fingerprints on it. In the upper left corner is a 13-megapixel camera, next to a LED flash.
Dimensions smartphone – height 156.4 mm, width 74.6 mm, thickness 8.1 mm, a weight of the device – 209 grams. The smartphone will be available in three colors:
black, blue, silver.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

Maze Alpha X: Screen

The Maze Alpha X smartphone has a 6-inch IPS screen, which occupies 89.6% of the front panel. An aspect ratio of the screen is 18: 9, and its resolution is 2160 x 1080 pixels, the density is quite enough to display fine fonts.
The manufacturer assures that the screen is protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5, which is quite rare in inexpensive devices. There is a decent oleophobic coating, which allows the finger to glide pleasantly across the display, leaving almost no prints.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

In addition, the manufacturer added the MiraVision function, with which you can manually adjust the contrast, saturation, sharpness and some other properties of the image. Multitouch supports up to five simultaneous touches.
The quality of the display in combination with the price of the gadget is very encouraging. It shows a bright, juicy image with rich colors and a correct white balance. The limit level of brightness is enough to use the device in the daytime on the street, viewing angles are also good.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

Maze Alpha X: Performance

The Maze Alpha X has an 8-core Mediatek MTK6757 processor running at 2.5 GHz. The chipset is made on a 16-nanometer process technology. For the graphics chip GPU Mali T880 with a frequency of up to 700 MHz answers. 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 – a permanent enough for everyone. Galaxy S8 appeared on the market with the same indicators. In addition, here you can install a Micro-SD card, thereby increasing the storage capacity to 256 GB. As for RAM, LPDDR4 chips are installed here, they can keep several heavy applications open at the same time. There is a smartphone running Android 7.0.

A performance with a margin is sufficient for all tasks. The gadget quickly opens the applications and switches quickly between them. A large amount of RAM allows you to keep in mind the browser, several tabs in Google Chrome and a couple of social networking clients with instant messengers. Surfing the Internet, the interface and other tasks are given to the novelty without any difficulties.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design

Maze Alpha X: Camera

The Maze Alpha X smartphone has two cameras – a rear camera with a 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor and a front 8-megapixel camera with Sony IMX219. The quality of the images shot on the main camera, it is necessary to recognize no more than average. Noticeable is the aggressive operation of the squelch and insufficient detail. Well, in low light, it’s almost impossible to get a good shot.

The front 8-megapixel camera is only suitable for video calls and urgent selfies. To do any artistic pictures on it is simply impossible: weak photosensitivity, a small matrix, as well as poor detail.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design Maze Alpha X: Battery

The Maze Alpha X smartphone has a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 3900 mAh. It is non-removable with a quick charge function. The charging output is USB Type-c.

Despite the large screen, the autonomy of the phone is about one and a half to two days of work from one charge. Continuously the screen can work 5-6 hours at maximum load, in video mode for 10-11 hours. The statistics of charge consumption is even, without failures.

Maze Alpha X review - 4G Phablet with frameless design Maze Alpha X: Price

The new smartphone MAZE Alpha X already today can be pre-ordered on Gearbest for $ 209.99.

 

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