Thursday, June 5, 2014

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

INTRODUCTION:

Octa core phones are becoming the mainstream in the local mobile industry, almost every brand has at least one on their lineup. Recently, it was O+ USA that joins the crowd with their first ever MediaTek MT6592 device - the O+ AIR.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression CPU-Z Info
CPU-Z Info

What separates it from the competition? It is only 6.8mm thin, which puts in on top of the list of the slimmest octa core smartphone available in the country. It is also the first locally available MT6592 device that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat right out of the box.


UNBOXING:

 Unboxing Video
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Retail Package
Retail Package

The O+ AIR has a rich retail package consist of the unit, charger, USB cable, ejector pin and manual. The box also comes with several freebies like Sennheiser headset, screen protector and 8GB SanDisk micro SD card.


HARDWARE:

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Front
Front

Below the display we have the usual back-lit capacitive menu, home and back keys. The home key can also be used to lock your phone, just quickly double tap it and the phone will go to sleep.

 Above the screen you can find the 5MP secondary camera, earpiece grill, the hidden proximity and light sensors. There is also a notification light (red and green) embedded to the earpiece grill.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Back
Back

The back is almost made of metallic material, except for the upper and lower part. The upper portion holds the 13MP main camera, LED flash and the secondary microphone for noise cancellation while the lower portion has the loudspeaker grill.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Left
Left

The left portion has the volume rocker and the SIM one slot. To insert SIM card, push the lower part of the cover (the one with circle icon and near the volume key). Inserting the SIM is a bit tricky since the door only opens at about 45 degrees, so better be careful when opening it and do not over extend to avoid breakage.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Right
Right

On the right side we have the power/lock key as well as the micro SIM and the micro SD compartment. Inserting the SIM and memory cards are easier here, just poke the hole with ejector pin and pull out the tray.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Top
Top
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Bottom
Bottom

The micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio are both located at the top while in the bottom you will only see the primary microphone pin hole.

The O+ AIR is a rectangular handset with round edges, what makes it appealing is uni-body designs, a very slim profile and it is very lightweight. Handling wise, it sits well in my hand and comfortable to use.


DISPLAY:

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Portrait
Portrait
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Landscape
Landscape
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression 10-point touch
10-point touch

O+ introduced their latest innovation called Lumi Display with the O+ AIR, the company claims that the Dual Crystal Luminescent Film provides vivid colors without draining too much power. In real life, the HD display is clear and vibrant with wide viewing angles on all sides.


SENSORS:

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Sensors
Sensors

This O+ phablet has several sensors namely accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound and magnetic. The gyroscope sensor also appear, but it does not work when pun under test.


BENCHMARKS:

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Antutu - 26760
Antutu - 26760
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Quadrant - 17105
Quadrant - 17105
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression NenaMark2 - 68.5 fps
NenaMark2 - 68.5 fps
O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Vellamo HTML5 - 2305 & Metal - 682
Vellamo HTML5 - 2305 & Metal - 682

The O+ Air is powered by 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, it scored pretty high in our favorite benchmarks.

O+ USA AIR Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Benchmarks
Benchmarks Comparison

When I compared the scores to Cherry Mobile Z2 which is the first MT6592 device I reviewed, the O+ Air is the clear winner. I believed the difference is mainly because of the screen resolution and software optimization.


INITIAL VERDICT:

I have been using the O+ USA AIR for about two days and all I can say is that I am satisfied with it. I like its snappy performance and so far I never experienced hang-up or hiccup. Its "sexy" look is also very appealing, some people who saw it cannot resist to ask its name and all they can say is "ang nipis".

Specifications:

  • Dual SIM (Regular+Micro), Dual Standby
  • Quad Band 2G/3G
  • 5-inch HD (1280x720) Dual Crystal Luminescent Film touchscreen display, 10-point touch
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 1.7GHz Octa Core CPU, 700MHz Mali-450MP GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to32GB via micro SD
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash, 1080p Video Recording @ 25fps
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Wireless Display
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • Multimedia Player
  • Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Magnetic, Orientation
  • Special Functions: Flip to silent, Call and Type, Shake to Answer, Air Shuffle
  • 2000mAh Battery
  • Promo Price: Php13,990 
  • Regular Price: Php15,995

2 comments:

  1. american company po ba talaga itong O+? bakit walang mga phone reviews sa mga sikat na tech sites?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Review please...

    ReplyDelete

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