Gtel X5 Plus beyond technological perfection
LAUNCHED in August this year, the Gtel X5 is the company’s first smartphone to combine the benefits of the big battery that the Gtel X5 range is known for, along with the camera-centric features that the Gtel X5 Plus touts.
Positioned on the same lines as the Gtel X5, the all new Gtel X5 Plus offers, well, a bit more on all fronts, with 20MP front camera with dual flash system and dual-camera set up at the back and bigger screen being the most noticeable.
Our review of the Gtel X5 Plus speaks in detail of just what makes the phone what it is, and the X5 Plus improves on some of these factors to earn its Plus moniker.
The biggest difference between the two phones is in its screen; the Gtel X5 Plus is significantly larger thanks to its 6-inch full-HD screen. Naturally, this makes for a more satisfying media experience and will be particularly useful if you spend a lot of time watching videos on your phone.
The screen itself is an IPS-LCD display, and is fairly sharp, bright and detailed for a phone in this price range.
You also get Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches and damage, as well as 2.5D curves at the edges for a cleaner look. Although the curves do exist and can be felt, the screen itself sits on a slab just above the main metal body of the phone, thereby negating the effects of the curvature just a bit.
GTEL X5 Plus has a sporting MediaTek Helio P25 System on Chip, Clocked at up to 2.6GHz and with eight cores, the System on chip offers improved performance over the Gtel X5 state of the art performance ranking.
There’s also 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 256GB) which enables to store videos, pictures and music in their thousands. It also has a faster sharing system Bluetooth 4.0 and compatibility for VoLTE and ViLTE. The phone comes with Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box, with the Gtel X5 Plus interface can come across as needlessly complex.
However, there are some interesting touches, including the edge bar, which hosts shortcuts to a chosen set of apps and functions by swiping on the fingerprint sensor, smart gestures, and reverse charging, which lets you use the Gtel X5 Plus and its large battery to charge your other devices by functioning as a battery pack.
The battery of the Gtel X5 Plus also gets a thump, with the phone powered by a 4,550mAh battery. Battery life is excellent as a result, easily lasting up to two days on a single charge with normal use.
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