HOMTOM C2 Affordable Smartphone First impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Nov 19, 2018 in Reviews, no comment

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HOMTOM C2

Meet HOMTOM C2 Affordable Smartphone
HOMTOM C2 as a phablet features 5.5 inch display afford you a vivid and different visual experience. Triple cameras, 13.0MP + 2.0MP back camera and 8.0MP front camera, you can enjoy images with 1280 x 640 high resolution. It comes with most of the features we’ve come to expect from a phablet, including 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM storage equipped with Android 8.1 OS and 3000mAh big capacity battery that you can play games faster.The packing for HOMTOM C2 smartphone comes with the standard small package. Inside of this package is the wrapped branded box which contains your phone. On the top, you can view the logo of the company. No other information is provided on it. You will also get a sticker on the box which contains the model name and the color.The shape of HOMTOM C2 is the same as the shape of other smartphones in the market. It is oval in shape with a massive 5.5-inch extra large screen. The display or the resolution of the screen is 720*1440 pixels. The large display provides you with the better quality of the detailed and bright view. It is the best suitable size for a smartphone with a high definition picture display. The high definition picture gives you a better look than the other smartphones.

HOMTOM C2 comes with the Samsung 13 MP camera which allows you to catch every moment. The smartphone comes with the different modes in the cameras like the beautification mode in the front and the rear camera. The latest version of the smartphone provides you with the Bokeh. The Bokeh allows you to take pictures of high quality with the blur effects like the top smartphones.

In the hardware section, we first talk about the display which comes with 5.5 inch AMOLED screen and a resolution of 720*1440 which helps to see a clear screen. This AMOLED screen also helps the user to get a proper view of the watch when viewing it outdoors. The screen is protected by the gorilla glass. The gorilla glass keeps your smartphone safe when dropped from a smaller height.

Here you can read more about the unboxing of Homtom C2 Smartphone.
Next, watch the first impressions and the first experience on Android Oreo 8.1.0 OS
Firmware tested: Android Oreo 8.1.0 stock
Build number: t188ha_v2_ad_zjht_c2_o_v1.1_20180913
Kernel version: 4.4.95
Android Security Patch Level: Auguszt 5, 2018
Firmware version: t188ha_v2_ad_zjht_c2_o_v1.1_20180913
Hardware: mt6739
Board: T188
API Level: 27
Java VM: ART 2.1.0
Root: Firmware is not rooted.
Available features: Dual SIM Dual Standby (micro SIM + micro SIM), Radio FM, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GPS, Microphone, Front Camera & Dual Rear Camera, LED Flash,USB Host, OTA Sync, Printing, Voice Search, Sound Recorder, Calculator, FlashLight Torch, Airplane Mode, App Widgets, Mobile data, Location, Auto-rotate display, Do not Disturb mode, Screen recorder, Cast, Audio Jack Output, USB Accessory, OTG, Multitouch, Audio Profiles, Google Play Store & gapps, Adaptive brightness, BesLoudness Sound Enhancement, Battery Saver mode, Standby intelligent power saving, Fingerprint, Accesibility, NavigationBar, Intelligent Sense, Smart Wake Up, System Manager, firmware OTA updates, Multilanguage OS & Developer Options.
Sensors available on device: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Light & Proximity.
CPU & GPU
CPU: MT6739 Quad Core @ 1.5 GHz
GPU: Imagination Technologies PowerVR Rogue GE8100.
Cameras. Back camera: Samsung 13MP & 2MP with dual LED flash. Autofocus. Continuous shooting. Digital zoom. Exposure compensation. Face detection. Geotagging. HDR. ISO settings. Panorama. Scene mode. Self-timer. Touch focus. White balance settings. Front camera: Omnivision 8MP. You can expect image quality and rendering power that every photo fanatic deserves from a phone. Enjoy Capturing!
Display. Diagonal: 5.5″. Type: LCD IPS. Resolution: 1280 x 640. Density: 293 Pixels per inch. Others: 2.5D curved glass screen, Capacitive, GFF full lamination, Multi-touch.
Battery. Capacity: 3000 mAh. Type: Li-Ion. Others: Non-removable . So now you can enjoy movie marathons, launch apps, and play games without worrying about running out of battery.
Internal storage. Capacity: 16 GB. Available Storage: 9.43 GB. (86%). SD slot up to 128 GB. Tested with Mixza Tohaoll 64GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card.
Cost-effective.  8 from 10 – pretty impressive regarding the actual low price.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 HOMTOM C2 scores 702 points, this firmware version fully supported 15 video files, it partially supported 9 video files and didn’t managed to play 6 video file types.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values: over 29 Mbps in download and the upload speed was over 9 Mbps in 2.4G and 29 Mbps in download / 29 Mbps in download in 5G band. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.

Conclusion
Android 8.1 Oreo OS on the HOMTOM C2 runs pretty well – transitions, animations, apps switching and general OS fluidity is good, the WiFi speed is very good also. During our tests, we experienced zero force closes, hangups or stability issues. Google Play and gapps are working without issue. Google Play Services updated no problem. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues. HOMTOM C2 has now an amazing affordable price and very good value for the money, go ahead and buy it! Photo gallery full album here. Official webpage here

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About HomtomSHENZHEN ZHOUJI HENGTONG TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD, was founded in 2013. HOMTOM headquarter and the factory is located in Shenzhen, China. At the beginning of the foundation, our company focused on the R&D, production and sales of the communication equipment and accessories. Year after year, the company has established the battery factory, grinding tool factory, integrated assembly fac nsportation and other subsidiaries through various modes, such as sole investment, mergence, public operation etc.; it has passed the ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Certification, China Quality Inspection Quality Management System Certification, China Quality Inspection Alliance, i.e. China Testing Alliance (CTA) Certification, and the 3C Certification of China Quality Certification Center. The R&D results over many years bring more than 100 national patents to the company, which has passed the National High-tech Enterprise Certification.

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