In a few words
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this Smart.2 16 Go: here, it is an Android 6 with all the Emporia ecosystem that goes with it.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Following our tests, we see that this Smart.2 16 Go is not good for all cases.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
The Smart.2 16 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
Smart.2 16 Go’s really small.Indeed, with its 5 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Even less good for watching a movie.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
No location, no multiple operator management.There is only one SIM card slot here.This will force those who travel to think about changing their SIM.
We found out that this Smart.2 16 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
Autonomy is one of the worst features on this model.With a power of 1020 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
On the question of loading, Emporia has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
The right model for multimedia use?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.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.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the Smart.2 16 Go to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.An 5-inch screen with overly vivid colors.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1440.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
On the audio side, Emporia wanted to do it right.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right model to play with?
Smartphone games now require power.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
Our tests put this Smart.2 16 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.Its Mediatek MT6260A processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This phone only defaults to 16 GB; that’s probably fair.In fact, for some passionate users, Emporia has provided an extra space to add more.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.With a power of 1020 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.This is an entry-level model: 167* pixels per inch.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Analysis of Audio and Video functions
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Emporia is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
As usual, Emporia did it right, with the sensor part integrated on the Android 6 system.So you have 1 objectives present on this smartphone.
The screen resolution of this Smart.2 16 Go is among the lowest on the market.With a definition of only 2 Mp, you will have lower quality images.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 16 GB.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
The Smart.2 16 Go – in a nutshell
This Smart.2 16 Go is not good for all uses.It can be a temporary choice or a temporary fix.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.