MWC 2016: Smartisan T2, the GizChinaIT hand-on

One of the most interesting Chinese devices of recent months in terms of software design and functionality is certainly the Smartisan T2.

We were able to briefly test the device at the Qualcomm stand present here at MWC 2016 of Barcelona: here is ours The hands-on method !

Smartisan T2, the hands-on of

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Smartisan T2 - First impressions

The device clashes a bit with competing devices regarding philosophy and construction.

In fact, on the front, we find well three physical buttons which integrate the functions of on / off, multi-tasking and back key. The central button allows you to return to the home, lock the device with a long press and notify the arrival of the notifications via the relative Integrated LED.

Smartisan T2

On the sides, however, are present two different pairs of keys that allow you to adjust the volume and brightness of the device.

To report that the volume bar also acts as a trolley for SIM cards, and can therefore be removed.

The proprietary Smartisan T2 interface is based on Android Lollipop 5.1, resulting very personalized both in function and in aesthetics.

The display is an IPS unit from 4.95 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel, which returns a good color saturation and a chromatic rendering at first sight satisfactory, even if the glass of the display seems to be a bit 'too reflective compared to other devices tested these days.

The device is moved by the processor exa-core Snapdragon 808 accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable via micro SD.

The rear camera is a drive from 13 mega-pixels accompanied by a single LED flash, while the front chamber is characterized by a sensor 5 mega-pixels.

A definitely interesting device that surprised us for stylistic choices and use philosophy. We hope to offer you a full review of the Smartisan T2 soon.

Here are the complete technical specifications:

  • JDI IPS Display from 4.95 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, curvature 2.5D, Corning protection Gorilla Glass 3 e PPI 445;
  • dimensions of 144.55 x 70.84 x 7.53 mm with a weight of 146 grams;
  • processor exa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 with architecture a 64 bit ARMv8-A (2 x Cortex-A57 from 1.82 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 from 1.44 GHz);
  • Qualcomm GPU Adreno 418 from 600 MHz;
  • 3 GB di RAM LPDDR3 dual channel from 933 MHz;
  • 16 / 32 GB di internal memory of type XMMUM eMMC, expandable via micro SD;
  • rear camera by 13 mega-pixels with Sony Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 6 lens elements, f / 2.0, OIS, video in 4K, slow-motion and double LED flash High CRI;
  • front camera by 5 mega-pixels;
  • dedicated audio chip Texas Instruments OPA1612 and NXP TFA9890;
  • support 4G LTE Cat. 4 and VoLTE (missing the 20 band);
  • 802.11 Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, 5 GHz, Dual Band, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct;
  • Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio;
  • proximity sensor, brightness, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass;
  • battery by 2670 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0;
  • operating system Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with proprietary interface Smartisan 2.5 UI.