MWC 2016: Siswoo R2, our smartphone hands-on with integrated projector

Siswoo R2

Surely in the last days you have heard of the Siswoo R2, a particular smartphone since, as announced by the company, it is characterized by the presence of a integrated projector.

Siswoo R2

Fortunately, we had a short test of this device directly at the company's stand here at Mobile World Congress, where the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon.

Siswoo R2, the GizChinaIT hands-on

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Siswoo R2 - Technical specifications

  • IPS display from 5.5 inches diagonal with resolution FullHD 1920 x 1080 pixels;
  • shell in aluminum alloy and rear glass;
  • processor true octa-core 64 bit Mediatek MT6753 with ARM Cortex-A53 architecture from 1.3 GHz;
  • ARM GPU Mali-T720 MP3 from 700 MHz;
  • 3 GB di RAM LPDDR3 single channel from 800 MHz;
  • 32 GB di internal memory;
  • rear camera by 13 Mega-pixel;
  • front camera by 8 mega-pixels;
  • support dual SIM 4G LTE (the 800 MHz band is missing);
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n dual-band, Hotspot;
  • Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS;
  • battery by 4700 mAh;
  • operating system Android Lollipop 5.1;
  • fingerprint scanner;
  • projector with brightness of 80 LUX, resolution of 854 480 pixels x and maximum projection size of 200 inches;

Siswoo R2 - First impressions

Siswoo R2

From an aesthetic point of view, the device certainly does not stand out for its originality and beauty, even if the plastic socle has proved to be quite solid and well made in all its parts. The company informed us about the design, telling us that the device is still in development phase, which is why we may have some news also regarding the construction aspect.

The hardware platform is certainly not among the best, but nevertheless proved to be more than adequate during our test, managing to ensure sufficient fluency in all situations.

The strong point of the device is the presence of an integrated projector able to reproduce a real screen with a maximum diagonal of 200 inches and resolution of 854 480 pixels x. The video quality of the projection is average, even if considering the light conditions in which we tested the product, surely Siswoo R2 will be able to offer slightly higher performances.

At the moment we do not know when the device will be marketed and at what price, but given the particular feature of the integrated projector we can certainly not expect a price too low.