HomTom HT7 smartphone First Impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Feb 25, 2016 in Reviews, no comment

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The HOMTOM HT7 quad core smartphone is a great budget device that will offer you lots of functionality in a nice compact form and with a friendly pricetag. The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch 720p screen, Android 5.1 operating system, navigation shortcuts and a powerful battery. All for less than $60! Here you’ll find the unboxing of this amazing budget smartphone.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Lollipop 5.1 stock firmware.
Firmware tested: stock Android Lollipop 5.1
Build number: HOMTOM-HT7-Android 5.1-V2.0.3-2016/2/19. It is very nice to see that a budget smartphone like this gets 2 OTA firmware updates in just a week, that tells a lot about HomTom care for its customers. First, the phone came with firmware version 1.1.2 and HOMTOM-HT7-Android 5.1-V1.1.2-2015/12/31 as build number, than on Feb. 15 it got the update to version 2.0.1 and on Feb. 19 the smartphone updated the firmware to v.2.0.3.
Root: Firmware is not rooted.

Available features: Dual SIM,  Radio FM, Tethering, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0,  A-GPS, GPS, Microphone, Camera Flash, USB Host, OTA Sync, System Body Feeling, Smart Wake, Magic Thumb, Xender, Sound Enhancement, MiraVision, Scheduled Power On & Off, Printing.
Sensors available on device: Accelerometer, Proximity & Light sensor.
Cameras. Main camera: 5 MP with Flash LED and Autofocus. (SW 8.0MP)
Selfie camera:  2 MP. (SW 5.0MP)
Diagonal: 5.5″.Type: LCD IPS.Resolution: 720 x 1280.Density: Medium, 267 Pixels per inch.Others:Capacitive, Multi-touch.
Capacity: 3000 mAh. Type: Removable Li-Ion.

Real Life Benchmark & Tests
In Antutu Benchmark 6.0.4 HomTom HT7 achieves a good score, about  24.500 points. In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 HomTom HT7 scores 602 points, a fair score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 11 video & audio format files, it partially supports 17 video & audio format files and doesn’t manage to play only 2 files.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also best values: about 43 Mbps in download and the upload speed was about 40 Mbps.

This is probably one of the best budget smartphone out there for less than $60, and the support from HomTom company is incredible, I really like it.Photo gallery full album here.


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