Philips S326 Review
Against the backdrop of the incredible popularity of budget smartphones from China big market players are trying not to get lost and produce models that can attract customers not only democratic price but also very good functionality. One of these smartphones – an accessible and attractive the Philips S326. And one of its distinguishing features – the presence of the newly logged into fashion infrared port, allowing control from a smartphone appliances.
Specifications Philips S326
Display: 5 “, TFT IPS, HD (1280×720)
Processor: quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 1,5 GHz with support for 32-bit computing
Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
RAM: 1 GB
Internal memory: 8GB
Memory card support: microSD up to 32 GB
Connectivity: 4G: FDD-LTE band 1/3/7/20; TDD-LTE Band 38/41; 3G: WCDMA 900 and 2100 MHz
SIM: micro-SIM + micro-SIM (combined slot), DSDS
Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, IR port
Navigation: GPS, A-GPS
Cameras: Home – 8-megapixel autofocus and flash c; Front – 2 MP
Battery: 3000 mAh, Li-ion
Hours: Talk Time: up to 30 hours; in standby mode – up to 650 hours
Dimensions: mm 144,3h72,6h8,95
Weight: 154 grams
The smartphone is available in classic white box made of thick cardboard. On its cover, pencil case – a photo device, model name, manufacturer’s logo. Technical information is available on the reverse side.
Under the tray, which is placed in a smartphone is an envelope with the documentation, and under it – the charger, USB-cable and headset.
Philips S326 is designed in classic Candybar. On testing came with a copy of the back cover color dark graphite.Most of the front panel takes a five-inch screen beneath it are standard for Android devices touch-sensitive buttons.
Most of the front panel takes a five-inch screen beneath it are standard for Android devices touch-sensitive buttons.
Above the screen is the manufacturer’s logo on it, earpiece and speaker are visible on the left of the front camera lens.
On the right side of the device are the power button and volume rocker.
At the bottom left is micro-USB connector for charging and connecting the device to a PC, and can be seen next to the microphone hole.
The back cover is removable, which now becomes a rarity. In the upper left corner is the main camera lens, and the right of the flash. In the center of the lid is another manufacturer’s logo. Downstairs – Main speaker grill.
The case is made of high-quality plastic, the screen is covered with protective glass. Assembling Philips S326 impressed by the high quality and excellent fit of all components: no backlash or scratches the body was observed during the test.
Location of controls and all standard ports and is familiar to any user of Android-smartphone, so the ergonomics of the device does not cause problems. Enjoy comfortable and familiar, no complaints.
Philips S326 has a bright five-inch screen, made by technology IPS. Matrix HD-resolution (1280×720 pixels) provides a clear picture diagonally.
Viewing angles are wide enough, although very large tilting color slightly inverted. Brightness, contrast and saturation, high enough for comfortable work even in bright sunlight.
the sensor work is not satisfactory, all keystrokes and gestures are recognized correctly, with no false positives.
Although the screen is covered with protective glass, oleophobic coating disappoint, so the display collects fingerprints on every touch.
The screen is framed not the thin frame, but thanks to the black color of the front panel, it does not hurt the eyes, and in general it looks quite elegant.
The device runs on Android 5.1 operating system with a proprietary shell from Philips. The interface and control logic is no different from “pure» Android, however, changed the design of labels.
Phone Menus, messages, and settings have not changed.
Using the interface is not satisfactory. All requests and actions are processed as quickly as possible, even while running multiple applications.
Inside Philips S326 quad-core processor installed Spreadtrum SC9830 1,5 GHz with support for 32-bit computing, 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory (5.32 GB user available), and advocates popular Mali-400 MP as a graphics chip.
In practice, this “filling” for smooth operation of the operating system and various applications, ranging from simple messenger or social networking client and ending with “advanced” 3D-games.
synthetic AnTuTu test results are as follows:
The device is equipped with two cameras – the basic matrix with 8 megapixels and a front 2 megapixel. Both support the autofocus function, and the main camera can also focus by pressing the screen.
Overall image quality is satisfactory, and the front camera resolution is sufficient to communicate in a video conference. However, the quality selfie on this camera is unlikely to get.
The main camera is capable of capturing video in HD-resolution and wrote a front video with 480p resolution. Stabilization is not available, so the video received very average quality.
The device is equipped with a full set of wireless interfaces – Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, there is support for LTE and, of course, the highlight – the infrared port.
Work Wi-Fi module is not satisfactory. The data transfer rate is stable both when connected to a home network, or when working in public areas.
GPS-module in conjunction with A-GPS provides reliable reception satellite signal even in cloudy weather, and tests were carried out through the popular application – Yandeks.Navigator.
Special attention should be infrared, which is controlled via a preset application ZaZaRemote. The program has an intuitive interface and allows you to download modules to control various appliances. A built-in search engine user will be able to find virtually any device and, after installation of the module, use your smartphone as a remote control.
The smartphone is equipped with a large enough battery capacity – 3000 mAh. In practice, this provides the user with up to 30 hours of talk time and up to 650 hours of standby time.
Apparatus confidently holds a charge for five hours while watching a movie with maximum screen brightness and all communication modules included.
Philips managed to create an attractive budget device that can compete with counterparts from the little-known brands. The smartphone has all the necessary communication modules, enough productive “stuffing”, support for LTE and re-entered into the fashion infrared port.
Philips S326 certainly find a buyer among the people who need high-quality and reliable equipment at a reasonable price.
Soft-touch materials and excellent workmanship;
quality five-inch HD IPS screen;
good main camera;
support networks 4th 4G / LTE generation;
the presence of the infrared port.
a small amount of internal memory;
the maximum amount of supported memory cards – a total of 32 GB;
weak front-facing camera.