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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Review: Second Glance

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G

INTRODUCTION:

The SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G is an incremental upgrade of its predecessor SKK Mobile Glimpse. You would easily guess that one of the improvements is the high speed mobile data connectivity because of the naming scheme.

Along with 3G capability, the size of RAM is one of the positive changes (from 256MB to 512MB). The internal storage is now 4GB and the GPS is now present. At the heart of the device is the same dual core processor found on it sibling - the MediaTek MT6572 clocked at 1GHz each.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G CPU-Z Info
CPU-Z Info

 >>SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Unboxing


HARDWARE:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Front
Front

The front is mainly occupied by the 4-inch screen, below it is the capacitive menu, home and back keys. The home button is just printed like the two other keys. Above the display you will find the earpiece grill, then the secondary camera on its left.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Back
Back

The main camera is center-aligned somewhere at the upper portion in the back. On its left is the loudspeaker grill while below it is the Glimpse 3G logo.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Micro SD and SIM card slots
Micro SD and SIM card slots

The micro SD and SIM card slots can be found upon removing the back cover.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Left
Left
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Right
Right

The left has the power button while on the right of the device is the volume rocker.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Top
Top
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Bottom
Bottom

The top holds the micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack, while on the bottom you will see the microphone pin hole together with the slit for opening the back plate.

The design is pretty much the same with the original Glimpse except for the home button. The build quality is good, there is no gap to be found, nor you will hear any creaks when using it.


DISPLAY:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G 2-point touch
2-point touch

The display is made of ordinary panel, viewing the phone on left or right sides are OK, however, the colors and screen clarity are washed out when looking at the display from the top or bottom. The multi-touch support is limited only to two fingers.


SENSOR:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Sensor
Sensor

Like its predecessor, the only sensor installed in this phone is the accelerometer. There is no ambient light sensor which means you need to adjust the brightness of your phone manually.


BENCHMARKS:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Antutu - 9549
Antutu - 9549
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Quadrant - 2721
Quadrant - 2721
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G NenaMark2 - 39.9 fps
NenaMark2 - 39.9 fps
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Vellamo HTML5 - 1415 & Metal - 449
Vellamo HTML5 - 1415 & Metal - 449

The SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G is powered by a  1GHz dual core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU bundled with 512MB of RAM. This combination gives an acceptable benchmark results. The scores are higher than other SKK Mobile phone with the same CPU frequency.


PERFORMANCE:

Since the Glimpse 3G is basically a Glimpse with improved connectivity and RAM (other specs are just the same like camera, etc.) I will skip some of the usual routine of my review. If you need to read the phone's basic stuffs like the Interface, Telephony, Phonebook, Messaging, Email and the likes, you can go ahead to the full review of the original Glimpse on the link below.

SKK Mobile Glimpse Review: Momentary Glance

Browsing:

The 512MB of RAM helps a lot in terms of multimedia handling, browsing using either the stock browser or Opera Mini is now smooth, it can load the webpage easily and fast plus it can now open multiple tabs without noticeable lag.

Gaming:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Asphalt 7
Asphalt 7
SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Modern Combat 4
Modern Combat 4

The gaming department is the one that benefited a lot with the increase of RAM size. The casual games like Zombie Tsunami, Temple Run2 and Subway Surfers are now fast and fluid. Even the graphics intensive games such as Asphalt 7 and Modern Combat 4 are both playable.

If you installed a micros SD card on your phone it will be the default installation location, which means you can install games with large file, example, MC4 with around 2GB of data.

Connectivity:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Review 3G and Tethering
3G and Tethering

With the addition of 3G you can now surf the web using your Telco's high speed mobile internet connection which you can share with your other device via WLAN hotspot, USB or Bluetooth tethering.

GPS:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G GPS
GPS

Using the GPS Test, I was able to get a satellite lock in about 10 seconds, the A-GPS and EPO assistance were both on and pre-loaded before the test.

Battery:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Battery Stats
Battery Stats

I looped a 1080p video and it managed to last for almost 4 hours before the 15% battery warning popped-up. I also played Asphalt 7 continuously and it reached more than 3 hours before the battery dropped to 15%.


CONCLUSION:

The SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G really overwhelms the original Glimpse in terms of performance. The added amount of RAM helps a lot to accomplish things which are not doable with its predecessor, now it can play graphics-demanding games, interface also becomes more fluid and web browsing is more enjoyable.The 3G connectivity which is essential for most of us is now included plus the GPS is also on board.

However, not all aspects are improved, the camera has the same resolution without an LED flash, the multi-touch support is still two fingers and the type of display remains the same.

PROS:

3G connectivity
Can play HD videos
Can play graphics-intensive games
Good battery life

CONS:

Low resolution camera
Only 2-point touch
No light and proximity sensor

Specifications:

  • Dual SIM , Dual Standby
  • 4" capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display, 2-point multi-touch
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GHz Cortex-A7 dual core CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6572 chipset
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2MP main camera without LED flash
  • VGA secondary camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • MP3/MP4 Player
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors: Accelerometer
  • 1400mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Price: Php2,999

2 comments:

  1. no 3g service in my glimpse!!! how com it happen?

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  2. Well I bought one last weekend. I'm kind of impressed with this phone. It's fast and it can easily connect to the internet. I love it for that reason. However, I think it has some downsides too. Like for example, its battery doesn't last that long. It can go 4-6 hours on standby, but only 3-4 hours when I'm connected to the internet, or when I'm playing Pou or 2048. Another thing is that its camera is so-old school. 2mp and no flash at all. Well, I think that's what you get for a phone that costs a few bucks. I love it and maybe I'll do away with it for the meantime.

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