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When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
The design of this Select 16 Mo corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In short, if you choose it, it will be mainly for its price.
The Select 16 Mo adapted for internet use and travel ?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
Select 16 Mo’s really small.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (2.8 inches) compared to other smartphones.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Forget the videos, too.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Considered as a gadget by some, it does not manage packages or multiple operators.There is only one SIM card slot here.If you don’t want to increase the bill on your next trip, consider replacing your national SIM with a local one.
No protection on the screen of this Select 16 Mo.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.Autonomy is one of the worst features on this model.There is only 1150 mAh, which is low for normal use.Keep your charger handy.
And since Emporia did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.It’s become a handy tool.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
With a low reading comfort, the Select 16 Mo is not designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.An 2.8 -inch screen with overly vivid colors.For information, the resolution is 240 x 400.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
Emporia has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The result is very pleasant to the ear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
Is it suitable for games?
For games, you need performance.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
The results of our tests rank this Select 16 Mo among the best in its category.On the processor side, even if it is not always the case, the Quad Core is today almost the minimum.A Qualcomm QSC6270 processor and a GPU are installed on this model.These elements bring performance and fluidity to the videos.
And because Emporia predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.The power of 1150 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.That’s gonna make it harder to read.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
What about the videos?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Generally speaking, Emporia has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
This phone offers 1 lenses as standard.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this Select 16 Mo; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.A definition in 2 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
The Select 16 Mo in conclusion
This Select 16 Mo is not good for all uses.It can be a temporary choice or a temporary fix.In short, it is mainly the price that will guide your choice.