As a preamble to this test
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The MAX P490 8 Go detailed in this article uses an Android operating system, with all that that implies.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Our tests have shown that this MAX P490 8 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The MAX P490 8 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
That MAX P490 8 Go looks really small.Indeed, with its 5.0 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.This will even be possible with competing operators.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.With only 2000 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, Energizer has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
The right choice for watching movies?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.It’s hard to watch a video.And its screen resolution is low.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
Energizer has also designed this product for audio use.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The Energizer phone, for video games?
For games, you need performance.Games, but also applications require batteries.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
The results of our tests rank this MAX P490 8 Go among the best in its category.It is not necessary to always have the latest generation of components, but it helps for the rendering.The processor, is a Mediatek MT6580M (28 nm).A chip that brings fluidity and quality to videos.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This phone only defaults to 8 GB; that’s probably fair.And because Energizer predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.Its power of 2000 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.That’s gonna make it harder to read.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.
The tool to make photos, movies?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.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.Energizer is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
The manufacturer has made a system perfectly integrated with Android.And for an even better result, this phone contains 1 lenses.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.A photo resolution of 5 Mp which gives a low quality result.However, it does not have HDR technology.
We do not recommend this device to anyone who regularly selfies with their smartphone.Also, it is difficult to retouch images properly.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This device contains only 8 GB of storage space; less than most.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The MAX P490 8 Go in conclusion
Our tests have shown that this MAX P490 8 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.