SNOPOW M5 Review

SNOPOW M5P 4G Review

The renowned company SNOPOW has been dedicated for years to the manufacture of rugged mobile phones ideal for those whose lifestyle or work demand a highly resistant device. Today we present your most recent terminal: the SNOPOW M5 4G. Announced on November 21, this super waterproof device integrates an incredible 8 megapixel camera in addition to the option to use it as a Walkie Talkie, either with headphones or microphone, making it ideal for those who perform extreme sports or high-risk work.

Package content

Inside the package of SNOPOW M5 4G we will find the following elements that evidently leave the standard line of a common telephone, because, as already mentioned, it is oriented to an audience with specific needs, but of course they are the ideal for its purpose:

  • SNOPOW M5 4G.
    Power adapter.
    USB Cable.
    Screen saver.
    Cleaning Cloth.
    Antenna
    Compass with a keychain.
    Key to open the protective lining.
    User’s manual in English.

Buy SNOPOW M5 at Gearbest.com for $199.99

SNOPOW M5P 4G Review

Design

Following the line of ruggedized phones this terminal has a waterproof super resistant polycarbonate body whose screwed housing has a rough texture that besides protecting it will allow a good grip of it. At first glance we will find the camera located in the upper left corner, the proximity sensor on the opposite side and on the lower edge the respective tactile access buttons (menu, start, back, search).

Going to the back of the team we can place the speaker in a corner and the main chamber right in the upper middle zone. Following in vertical order, below it are the flash, then the imprint of the Protection Index (IP), the SNOPOW logo centered in the lower area, the labeling of the identity of the company and finally the icons that refer to to some of the features of the phone as the symbol of Android. With dimensions of 14.90 x 7.50 x 2.10 cm / 5.87 x 2.95 x 0.83 inches and a weight of 290g, this model is available in two presentations, one black and one yellow.

SNOPOW M5P 4G Review

Screen

The SNOPOW M5 4G is creditor of a capacitive screen IPS of 4.5 inches whose resolution is of 960 x 540 (qHD) and is highly resistant to impacts or contact with the water. It has a density of 244.77 PPI, 16 million colors and Multitouch system. It has an aspect ratio of 16: 9, so it is quite simple but generously tenacious which is the main objective in this Smartphone.

SNOPOW M5P 4G Review

Hardware

Equipped with a 4-core 64-bit Media Tek MT6735 processor and a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, this terminal has a pretty good performance, taking into account the nature of the devices in this range. Likewise, already entering into memory issue, the SNOPOW M5 4G incorporates a 2 GB RAM with which we can run a few basic applications without concern and an internal memory of 16 GB expandable up to 32GB through the use of external memory cards Micro SD, Micro SDHC or Micro SDXC, enough to make us a few videos and photos without collapsing the storage space. Similarly, this also has two slots for standard SIM with which we can handle two telephony without inconvenience.

Software

Moving to the software section, the SNOPOW M5 4G works with the operating system Android 5.1 (LoliPop) and a modified version UI that although it is not the most current one because it works perfectly and adapts to the different functions of the mobile.

SNOPOW M5P 4G Review

Camera

As it was highlighted in the beginning, this model includes an 8MP main camera and its respective LED with a resolution of 4160 x 3120p, so it offers a very good image quality. This includes various features such as: Autofocus, continuous shooting, exposure compensation, face detection, geotagging, HDR, ISO setting, manual focus, optical stabilization (OIS), panorama, scene mode, self-timer, white balance settings and CMOS sensor. The front camera of 2 MP offers the most basic functions but still both will be very useful if you take into account the main purpose of the mobile.

Battery

With regard to the battery, we tell you that it is not removable. Made with lithium polymer this has a capacity of 3300 mAh so we can enjoy a moderate day without having much to worry about. In fact, it includes a fast loading system to further optimize its usefulness.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, we will have support for 2G, 3G and 4G networks, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and A-GPS. Additionally and as a feature of the phones in this range, we will have the increasingly popular NFC technology.

Where to buy?

The SNOPOW M5 4G is available at GEARBEST for an incredibly affordable price. It should be noted that this is currently in the pre-sale phase which will culminate the next eleven of December.

Buy SNOPOW M5 at Gearbest.com for $199.99

Summary

If there was a time when rugged smartphones were frowned upon, we are pleased to say that the M5 doesn’t look much different than your ordinary smartphone covered by a strong case. Also, while most rugged smartphones only focus on the durable aspect and less on any other sectors, the M5 got some parts right (like camera, software and performance), but it lacks on others (the display). Anyway, with the M5 we get a medium-range smartphone experience combined with high-end rugged handset muscles.
8.5
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