If you are looking for a budget Android smartphone with all latest features then here is a great choice. I'm talking about the HTM S129 Smartphone which is a new release by HTM and runs on Android v4.2.2 JellyBean OS with all the latest features. In this article I will try to explore all major areas of this smartphone and will test the user experience.
What's Inside HTM S129
The HTM S129 is an amazing smartphone which is also priced reasonably, the phone packs all the latest hardware and software combination and works as a smartphone, as well as a Tablet, so I can assure that it falls under the Phablet category. The phone is blazing fast and performs very well, thanks to the high-end hardware which make the phone compatible for gaming.
Body and Design
The Phone boasts a trendy and premium look, the crystal like stones engraved on the sides of the phone do make it look a bit girly (if you buy Shallow Pink model) but you can go for a White model which will give a premium feel. The phone dimensions are 143 x 73 and it is 9 mm thick which is a bit thicker if I compare it with some other high-end devices but we can ignore that, considering the price point. The phone is beautifully decorated with the shiny crystal like beads on the sides. The phone weights 140 grams which is pretty light. Overall the body makes the phone quite sturdy and easy to hold without the fear of dropping it down.
HTM S129 packs a 5 inch LCD Capacitive Touch Display (16 million colors) with up to 5 point multitouch. The Display resolution is 1280 x 720 which in technical terms is known as High-Defination or HD. The Display produces vibrant colors and is good on eyes.
Apart from the beautiful design, the phone also performs like a beast under the hood. The HTM S129 packs high-end hardware which will make you forget the lags and freezes. The phone packs a MTK6582 chipset alongside Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM and Mali-400 MP GPU. If I'll have to compare this hardware then it is quite similar to the hardware provided in Samsung Galaxy S3.
Software and Memory
The phone runs on Android OS v4.2.2 JellyBean, which means that you'll be able to run almost all Android apps and games on your device. The phone memory is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD card.
Network, Dual SIM Support and Connectivity
The phones works on both 2G networks and 3G networks. It also support Dual SIM cards and the best thing is that you don't have to cut your SIM card in Micro or Mini shape as this phone supports normal size sim cards. Both the SIMs are on Standby and supports GSM+WCDMA. Other than that you can also connect to internet using Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless internet. Additional features include Bluetooth and GPS.
The phone also equips an amazing 8 Megapixel camera on the back along with LED Flash and Autofocus. The secondary camera on the front is of 5 Megapixel. This phone also supports video recording.
Other things include Proximity sensor which automatically locks the touch screen as you place the phone to the ear, light sensor which automatically increases/decreases the display brightness according to the light conditions of the room, Gravity sensor helps you during gaming and works as the motion sensor. The HTM S129 also supports Video calling over 3G network and can be used to determine your position using inbuilt GPS. You can also listen to your favorite songs using the inbuilt FM radio. This phone is sold by GearBest.com
My Verdict and Pricing of HTM S129 Smartphone
The phone resembles the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its striking similarity of Hardware and looks but comes at a much lower price than the S3 which is a good sign. The features are high-end and affordable. The HTM S129 priced at $174.18 and is available with free shipping. I will recommend this phone to people who want to own a high end device but aren't able to because of the high price. This phone is affordable and totally worth the money.