|Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE Hands-on, Extreme Strength|
Firefly Mobile is one of the less popular brand in the local market, but that is about to change, as most gadget enthusiasts are caught unprepared with the release of their flagship device, the Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE.
The Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE is the company's first on many aspects, it is their first 4G/LTE-capable smartphone, their first Android Lollipop device and their first phone to be powered by 64-bit processor. Yes, the chipset that is ticking inside is a MediaTek MT6732, which has 1.5GHz quad core CPU and Mali-T760 GPU. To compliment with its powerful workhorse is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM.
Apart from the capable internals, it also has lots of useful features, such as adaptive fast charging, USB OTG function and HotKnot.
The front is mainly occupied by the display, speaking of which, it has a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution, which translates to about 267 pixels per inch for stunning images plus IPS and OGS technology for better viewing angles. Even though it is fully laminated with DragonTrail glass, there is still a pre-installed screen protector.
Above the display you will find the 8MP secondary camera, earpiece grill and hidden sensors. Meanwhile, below the screen you will find the usual capacitive keys.
The back of the phone is made from plastic, it has a rubbery texture and a matte-like finish, which makes it less prone to fingerprints and smudges. At the upper portion, you will see the 13MP main camera accompanied by an LED flash slightly below it. The letters of the Firefly Mobile are engraved in a landscape at the center portion of the back. Lastly, the loudspeaker grill is located in the lower part of the cover.
|Back without cover|
Removing the back cover will reveal the 2800mAh battery, the regular SIM slot, the micro SIM slot and the micro SD slot.
The microphone pinhole is placed at the bottom right part of the device while the micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack are both located at the top.
The left side has the volume rocker while the right side has the power button.
The Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE has somewhat generic rectangular bar design with the top and bottom sides slightly curved. The back, is also arched by a small degree, which gives users a better handling experience. The silver metallic-like lining on all sides and buttons adds contrast to the overall look of the phone. It also has the right amount of heft and feels sturdy too.
It has a retail price tag of Php7,999 and now available on all Firefly Mobile stores and kiosks nationwide. Every purchase comes with tons of freebies, namely a basic phone, smart cover, 2 sets of back cover and two screen films (one installed and one in the package).
- Dual (regular+micro) SIM, dual standby
- 5.5-inch IPS OGS capacitive HD (1280x720) touchscreen display, 5-point touch, DragonTrail glass protection
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 1.5GHz 64-bit quad core Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T760 GPU, MediaTek MT6732 chipset
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via micro SD
- 13MP BSI f/2.2 auto focus main camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
- 8MP BSI f/2.8 Samsung sensor secondary camera
- Multimedia player
- FM Radio
- 3.5 audio jack
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- Dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wireless Display, WiFi Hotspot
- Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Sensor: accelerometer, light, proximity, orientation, magnetic
- 2800mAh Li-Pol battery
- Price: Php7,999
- Freebies: smart cover, 2 back covers, 2 screen films and basic phone