Friday, May 23, 2014

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

INTRODUCTION:

The average price of low-end local smartphones is getting cheaper and cheaper. Before, the usual trend is a single-core device running on Android Gingerbread , but now dual-core is becoming the norm and it is becoming more capable than ever.

Recently, SKK Mobile released their cheapest 4-inch dual core phone - the SKK Mobile Glimpse 2. It sports WVGA (800x480) screen resolution powered by MediaTek MT6572 with two CPU cores clocked at 1.2GHz each.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression CPU-Z Info
CPU-Z Info

The Glimpse 2 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and currently available for Php1,999 in five different colors.


 UNBOXING:

Unboxing Video
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Retail Package
Retail Package

The retail package covers all the basics, it consists of the unit, battery, wired headset, USB cable, charger, manual and warranty card.


HARDWARE:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Front
Front

The front is mainly occupied by the display, below it are the capacitive menu, home and back keys while above screen you will find the earpiece grill. The secondary camera is center-aligned just above the earpiece.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Back
Back

The back is made of glossy plastic which is prone to finger prints and smudges. In the upper portion, you have the main camera accompanied by an LED flash while at lower part is just the SKK Mobile logo.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Battery, Micro SD and SIM Slots
Battery, Micro SD and SIM Slots

Removing the back cover is relatively easy, you just need to start from the lower right corner. The cover actually envelops all sides which extend up to the front (the same implementation with that of Lumia or Asha series of Microsoft Devices). Once removed, you can now see the 1300mAh battery, the micro SD slot, regular SIM and micro SIM slots.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Top
Top
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Bottom
Bottom

The micro USB port and the 3.5mm jack are located at the top of the device while the loudspeaker grill and microphone pinhole are placed at the bottom.

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Left
Left
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Right
Right
The left part of the phone was kept bare while on its opposite you will find the power/lock keys and the volume up and volume down buttons.

After seeing the photos above, I believed you already know that its design got a lot of inspiration from the Apple iPhone 5C. In terms of build quality, I can say that it is more than OK for its price.


DISPLAY:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression 2-point touch
2-point touch

The screen size and resolution is the same with the original Glimpse, 4-inch WVGA. The display is made of ordinary panel, it is clear and bright, but viewing angles are limited and only supports 2-point touch.


SENSORS:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Sensors
Sensors

The CPU-Z and Android Sensor Box shows three sensors namely Accelerometer, Proximity and Light, however, during test only the first two works. Please also take note that the proximity activation is implemented on the screen itself (about 3cm at the upper part).


BENCHMARKS:

SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Antutu - 8953
Antutu - 8953
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Quadrant - 2834
Quadrant - 2834
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Nenamark2 - 37.1 fps
Nenamark2 - 37.1 fps
SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Vellamo HTML - 1276, Metal - 421
Vellamo HTML - 1276, Metal - 421

This budget smartphone is powered by 1.2GHz dual core MT6572 processor coupled with 256MB of RAM. It scores fair enough on our favorite benchmarks which are in a similar range with other devices with the same chipset and memory like the SKK Mobile Neo and SKK Mobile Charm.


INITIAL VERDICT:

The SKK Mobile Glimpse 2 is a pretty colorful budget-friendly Android smartphone. The price-to-specs ratio is very reasonable and competitive, at Php1,999 you get a 4-inch phone with dual core processor.

Specifications:

  • Dual SIM (Regular+micro) Dual Standby
  • 4-inch capacitive  WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6572 chipset
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 512MB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2MP main camera with LED Flash,
  • VGA secondary camera
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • WiFi
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • 1300mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Php1,999

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