H828 3G Smartphone Review : An entry level device

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Are you looking for a cheap but reliable smartphone? If the answer is yes, then the H828 smartphone could be perfect for you. This upcoming smartphone will be released at the end of the month and it’s decent if an entry-level device is what you are looking for. The offering is simple, a 3G smartphone based on Android 5.1, which comes to the market with an affordable price. Consider this smartphone as an option if you are interested in a low-end device that offers solid features for the lowest price possible.

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Now let’s get into the details briefly, shall we? The H828 features a 5.0-inch QHD screen and has an MTK6580 SoC inside, this chipset counts with a Quad Core CPU and a Mali400 GPU. The system has 1GB of RAM plus 8GB of ROM. Android 5.1 Lollipop is the chosen OS for this smartphone and also comes with a special feature: Smart wake-up. The connectivity options are the usual, 2G, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It has two cameras, which have an 8.0MP resolution and support several interesting features.

This phone is powered by an 1800mAh battery and comes in three different color presentations.

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Design

The H828 has a plastic construction and a compact design, the style is pretty simple and straightforward but it’s not ugly, just average. The body is only 0.8 cm (0.31 inches) thick and has the average sizes for a 5.0-inch smartphone. These are the actual dimensions if you feel curious: 5.75 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches. Additionally, the device barely weighs 0.129Kg and has a protective frame around the body.

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On the front side, we won’t find any physical buttons, only a microphone and the frontal speaker and camera.

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On the right side, you can find the power and volume buttons. On the rear, you’ll see the main camera, a sensor and a loud speaker.

The H828 features 3 color presentations: Golden, Pink, and White.

Display

The display has a size of 5.0 inches and supports a 960 x 540 (qHD) resolution, as you can imagine it’s an IPS capacitive screen. The screen isn’t too surprising, but its resolution is enough to provide a decent quality picture, suitable for enjoying videos, pictures, and movies with acceptable quality. If you’re looking for a better display then you should look elsewhere, because it’s hard to beat that offer in this price range.

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Technical details

The H828 features an MTK6580 SoC (system on a chip), which is fairly common on low-end devices, but quite efficient and balanced. This SoC comes with an ARM Cortex-A7 Quad Core CPU that runs at 1.3GHz of clock frequency. However, it doesn’t matter how basic these specifications may seem to you, this smartphone is an entry-level device meant to perform basic activities, run daily apps and play basic Android games. As long as you use it for those purposes you shouldn’t feel the limitations of the basic hardware.

The GPU that comes along is an ARM Mali-400MP. Despite being the most basic version of said family, the Mali-400 delivers a great visual quality on any mobile device. Playing videos and movies it’s an easy task for this GPU. You’ll also be able of playing the most common Android games on this smartphone.

OS and Software

The H828 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and has a custom skin provided by the manufacturer.

It’s important to point out that the H828 features Smart wake up functionalities. This feature utilizes sleep tracking to determine in which sleep phase you are at the moment and allows you to set a window or a time period in which you’d like to be woken up once it is the right moment. So, a cool addition that can help you to start your day.

When it comes to memory the H828 certainly falls short in every aspect, it only features 1GB of RAM (less than that) and 8GB of ROM. However, the internal storage can be expanded up to 32GB via SD-card.

Connectivity

The device offers the usual connectivity, nothing out of the extraordinary. It has Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0. Sadly, this smartphone only supports 2G and 3G networks. Refer to the list below for checking the supported frequencies.

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The H828 supports dual-SIM and standby mode like any other current smartphone.

Cameras and battery

There are two cameras and both have an 8.0MP resolution, which is nice since usually, the frontal camera features a lower resolution. They have the following features: Face Beauty, Face Detection, and Smile Capture.7

The H828 is powered by an 1800mAh battery, which for a device like this should be enough to deliver a day of regular usage. Keep in mind that the screen resolution isn’t precisely high.

Specifications

Basic Information Type: 3G Smartphone
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
Languages: Multi language
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Micro SIM Card, Standard SIM Card
Hardware CPU: MTK6580
Cores: 1.3GHz, Quad Core
GPU: Mali-400 MP
RAM: 1GB RAM
ROM: 8GB
External Memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
Network Wireless Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, WiFi
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Support Bluetooth 3.0
Display Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 5.0 inch
Screen resolution: 960 x 540 (qHD)
Camera Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: 8.0MP
Front camera: 8.0MP
Flashlight: Yes
Camera Functions: Face Beauty, Face  Detection, Smile Capture
Video recording: Yes
Media Formats Picture format: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Music format: AMR, MP3,WAV
Video format: 3GP, MP4
Other Features TF card slot: Yes
Micro USB Slot: Yes
Microphone: Supported
Speaker: Supported
I/O Interface: 1 x Micro SIM Card Slot,1 x Standard SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot
Bluetooth version: V3.0
Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
FM radio: Yes
Additional Features: 3G, Alarm, Bluetooth, Browser, Calculator,Calendar, FM, GPS, MP3, MP4, People, Wi-Fi
Battery Battery Capacity (mAh): 1 x 1800mAh
Package Contents Cell Phone: 1
Back Case : 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Earphones: 1
English Manual : 1
Dimensions Product size: 14.60 x 7.35 x 0.80 cm / 5.75 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches
Package size: 16.50 x 9.10 x 6.40 cm / 6.5 x 3.58 x 2.52 inches
Product weight: 0.129 kg
Package weight: 0.355 kg

Final Thoughts

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In conclusion, the H828 is an entry-level smartphone that will please those users who are looking for an affordable device that offers all the features of currents phones. It’s basic but functional and the addition of the smart wake-up functionality is well received. However, it has some flaws, such as the Lack of 4G connectivity and the fact that the device has Bluetooth 3.0 instead of 4.0.

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