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Samsug Galaxy S Light Luxury now Official

The Galaxy S Light Luxury was just announced in China packing very modest specs, the device is pretty much a "lite" variant of the Galaxy S8. The 5.8' screen from the S8 makes a return keeping the same dimensions as its bigger brother.



The Light S features the same Super AMOLED panel with 1,080 x 2,220 px resolution (18.5:9). The phone has a single camera on the back - 16 MP sensor and an f/1.7 aperture. It can record 4K video at 30 fps, but OIS is absent (surprisingly). The selfie camera has an 8 MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture.

The Snapdragon 660 chipset inside the Galaxy S Light Luxury should offer similar CPU performance to the Galaxy S8's 835. It does have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.


Given the Galaxy S Light Luxury's size, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a 3,000 mAh battery – the same capacity as the Galaxy S8. There’s support for fast wireless and wired charging, the latter of which goes over the USB-C port. The phone is IP68 waterproof as exp…

Ulefone Mix 2 Review and Specifications


 For the most of last year Chinese OEM’s have been releasing budget friendly versions of flagship devices, though unoriginal in design, they pretty much offer a lot of value for money. The Ulefone Mix 2 might bear a similar name to the Mi Mix 2, but the differences are glaring to see and its refreshing to see Ulefone use its own original design.

UNBOXING



The Ulefone Mix 2 comes with a very basic package. The phone sits atop the box and in the underlying compartment, there is a USB 2.0 cable, a ring holder, a screen protector and a basic user guide and warranty slip. There are no headphones included in the package. This sounds disappointing but for a sub $100 device, this is forgivable. There are no hardware navigational keys on the front of the display with the manufacturer opting for software keys instead. The power and volume rocker are on the right side of the Mix 2 and offer good enough tactile feedback. The 3.5mm jack is situated on top of the device whilst the USB 2.0 port is at the bottom. The battery is removable with a capacity of 3300mAh.

DISPLAY



The Ulefone Mix 2 has a very impressive 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with accurate colour reproduction. The screen is bright enough for outdoor usage but you’ll find that the legibility is not that great under direct sunlight. The display is well rounded at the corners with 2.5D glass giving it a relatively premium finish for the price. The 18:9 display gives this smartphone an impressive 90.1% screen-to-body ratio.

CAMERA



The back of this device is graced by dual cameras, of which only one works and the other is a dummy cam. The rear camera is a Sony IMX135 sensor and has a 13MP resolution (f/2.0] with the dummy supposedly at 5MP. There are several cool tricks present in the camera software such as Bokeh mode, but this is achieved via the software rather than using the second camera as a depth sensor. The selfie shooter is a modest 5MP (f/2.4) camera. The picture quality is modest when you have enough lighting but they struggle in low light shots. They both have LED flashes to help with illumination when in low light conditions.

HARDWARE



A Quad Core MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz is at the heart of this device. The processor is not the snappiest out there but it should be enough to get around light tasks and some moderately demanding apps and games. The benchmark scores on Antutu are rather poor and pale in comparison to some devices in that price range, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X comes to mind. There is 2GB of RAM to handle tasks and a Mali T720 MP2 GPU (650MHz) for graphics processing. The 16GB of onboard storage can be expanded using a micro SD card up to 64GB.

FEATURES



The Ulefone Mix 2 comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device, with a very rapid response time of 0.1s. The scanner was able to register the fingerprints accurately at all times. There is dual sim support with carrier standards cutting across 2G/3G and 4G (FDD LTE). There is a Gyroscope onboard to help with VR content as well as GPS and GLONASS.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORK
Technology
GSM/HSPA/LTE
Speed
HSPA 42.2Mbps/5.76Mbps, CAT 4 LTE 150Mbps/50Mbps

BODY
Dimensions
152.5x71.6x8.9mm
Weight
177g
Build
Plastic
SIM
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Micro SIM)

DISPLAY
Type
IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen
Size
5.7 inches
Resolution
720 x 1440 pixels
Multitouch
Yes, up to 5 fingers
Protection
2.5D Dragontail glass

PLATFORM
OS
Android 7.1 Nougat
Chipset
Mediatek MT6737
CPU
Quad-core (1.3GHz)
GPU
Mali T720 MP2

MEMORY
Card slot
microSD, up to 64GB (dedicated slot)
Internal
16GB, 2GB RAM

CAMERA
Primary
13MP (IMX135) + 5MP, f/2.0, Autofocus, Manual Mode, LED flash
Features
HDR, Panorama, geo-tagging, touch focus, Bokeh mode
Video
1080p, 720p@30fps
Secondary
5MP, f/2.4, EIS

COMMS
WLAN
Dual Band Wi-Fi 802 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth
4.1, A2DP
GPS
Yes, A-GPS
NFC
No
Radio
Yes
USB
microUSB 2.0

FEATURES
Sensors
Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
Colours
 Black
Audio
3.5mm jack

BATTERY
Capacity
3,300 mAh, removable
Type
Li-Po
Fast Charging
No

The Ulefone Mix 2 is an amazing device in its own right. With a nifty $100 price tag and a good display and battery backup this device is perfect as a second smartphone or a first smartphone for your kids. What do you think of the Ulefone Mix 2? Great, OK! Or Terrible? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks to DroidAfrica for making this review possible.


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