|SKK Mobile Glimpse|
SKK Mobile announced several entry-level smartphones recently and one of them is the SKK Mobile Glimpse. It packs a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display powered by a 1GHz dual core processor.
- Dual SIM , Dual Standby
- 4" capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display, 2-point multi-touch
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- 1GHz Cortex-A7 dual core CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6572 chipset
- 256MB of RAM
- 512MB internal (188.15MB usable), expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 2MP main camera with LED flash
- VGA secondary camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- MP3/MP4 Player
- Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- 1400mAh Li-Ion Battery
The front is dominated by the 4-inch screen, above the display is the VGA secondary camera together with the earpiece. The menu, home and back soft keys are below the screen, they are imprinted on the bezel.
The back houses the 2MP main camera (without flash), on its left is the loudspeaker grill. The back is really fingerprints and smudges nightmare, you end up cleaning it most of the time.
|Battery, micro SD and SIM compartments|
After removing the back cover you can now see the 1400mAh removable battery, the micro SD and SIM card slots.
At the left side you will see the power button.
The volume rocker can be found on the right side.
The top has the micro USB port together with the 3.5mm audio jack.
At the bottom you will see the slit for opening the back cover as well as the mouthpiece.
The overall build quality is good, it feels solid and sturdy in your hand with enough heft that makes it comfortable to hold . The design reminds me of the how the old Sony Xperia phones look like.
The Glimpse has a 4-inch screen and surprisingly it has WVGA (800x480) resolution. However it is made from TN panel therefore the viewing angel are limited and the colors are easily washed out when viewed from the side. One more thing, it only supports up to 2-point multi-touch.
The only sensor in this Android phone is the accelerometer. There is no light sensor so you need to adjust the brightness manually. There is also no proximity sensor, which means you need to be careful not to touch any on-screen keys while on a call.
|Vellamo, HTML 1251 & Metal 495|
I downloaded the sets of benchmarking applications I usually use but I was NOT able to run the Antutu. It always gives me an error even after I did a factory reset. The scores it generated are just typical for a dual-core device.
If you are curious how it performs against other dual core phones, please kindly see below.
The SKK Mobile Glimpse is an entry level smartphone, with a price tag of just Php2,399 you can get a 4-inch screen with WVGA resolution and a dual core processor. However, the limited RAM could be the major drawback not to mention it does NOT support 3G data connection.
Please kindly stay tuned for the full review soon.