I think the producers of technology, especially in B and C-brands, the last six months there is stagnation in almost all fronts chipsets all the same devices, cameras are similar in picture quality, but the appearance does not have to speak – or huge shovels, either small and thick black apparatuses.
- Wired Headset
- Power Adapter with USB-cable
- Warranty Card
- 5 sockets on the back side
After the appearance of colored Nokia Lumia vendors have realized that they can extend the “life” of the old apparatus, releasing them in different colors, as a rule, replacing the back cover. And some producers took this artful piece several exaggerated. For example, the company “Vobis Computer”, which owns the brand Highscreen, not so long ago released the Russian market smartphone Omega Prime mini already with five interchangeable caps on the back side! I think gadget oriented primarily at young people, given the bright palette sockets. However, given that there are options with a white and black caps, the device may be to the taste and other age categories.
Design, size, controls
Appearance of the device causes only positive emotions. It’s not even colored socket, and ergonomic design Omega Prime. The first thing worth noting – the dimensions of the device – 126h62h7, 8 mm. For 4.3-inch diagonal screen length and width perfectly correlated with each other, the phone is excellent in hand also due to a very small thickness – 7.8 mm – this is the second of what would be worth to pay attention. Of course, it does not record figures Alcatel OneTouch Idol Ultra (6.45 mm), but too bad. In my opinion, after the thickness of less than 8 millimeters difference has no effect: that 6.5 mm, 7.8 …
Kant front faces is a thin glossy plastic frame. It towers over the little screen, but does not protect it from external influences, if you put down the smartphone display. Incidentally, he is protected by glass, and top with tape stuck. In just a few weeks on the screen not a single scratch, however, and the film I did not unstick since kept tight. All slightly sloping face of the body and sent to the front panel.
Complete with Highscreen Omega Prime mini has 5 sockets for attaching them to the back side. Cover of white, blue and black colors are made of porous plastic, and red and orange – of glossy plastic. Fingerprints on them are made fairly high quality, look great. You can change them at least every day or several times a day. Despite the fact that I am tempted by the user, through me still a large number of devices, it attracted the attention of Prime mini – thin, legenky, bright and pleasant. Operating experience reminiscent of “communion” with the iPhone 5C.
Despite the easy replacement of sockets, they do not creak, no backlash and are pressed to the battery. His way, made removable – reinsured.While in the service center it will probably be removed without problems.
Top center is located at the edge of the speaker voice. It is covered with a fine metal mesh. Volume average, mostly tapped mids hear your interlocutor is not very clear, but legible. You hear the good, the signal is not lost, there is no extraneous sounds.
Right from the speaker – front camera, light sensors and proximity. Sensors function quite correctly during the test failures were observed.
Below the display is centered round touch button “Home”. Very similar to the button in the Meizu MX2 / 3. The right – “Back”, and the left – “Menu”.Both are kind of the point. All buttons are backlit white glow dim, almost invisible in the afternoon.
At the bottom end – the microphone on the top – a standard 3.5 mm audio jack and micro-USB. On the left is thin and almost recessed key-volume rocker. Right – the power button.
The camera lens is slightly raised above the body, a small flash and speakerphone are located below on the back side.
To remove the rear socket, it must hook for any face, the easiest way to do it by pulling the recess micro-USB. Under the hood on the left – connector microSD, right – two slots for microSIM (as in Samsung S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 and others).
Diagonal smartphone Highscreen Omega Prime mini is 4.3 inches. Physical size 53h95 mm beyond the top and bottom 13 mm, and right and left by 4 mm. Since the front panel is black, then it merges with the screen, and it looks quite elegant. Resolution is not very high, but for such a diagonal quite come – qHD 540×960 pixels. Density – 256 pixels per inch. At this density is hardly noticeable pixelation. Matrix is the technology IPS, no air gap (OGS). Matrix quality is good but not the best as the angles are rarely reduced brightness, and overall brightness is low. Angles of color, possibly distorted, but only slightly. I mean purple and yellow hues.
Capacitive touch layer, fulfills up to 5 simultaneous touches. Sensitivity is great. Matrix screen backlight brightness can be set manually or automatically.
It is logical to assume that in such a thin body manufacturer is unlikely to be able to establish capacious battery. However, I did not expect: in this smartphone worth lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery capacity of only 1600 mAh. Given that it is worth not the best chipset from Qualcomm, we get a little “lifetime” of the smartphone. Antutu test also confirms my words – 335 points.
If you use the phone about 6-7 hours, the battery is fully discharged, provided: 20-25 minutes a day, 2 hours continuous use Wi-Fi-Internet (Twitter, e-mail, downloading applications and installing them), about 4 – hours of mobile internet.
Listen to music only possible within 30 hours, only to watch the video (maximum brightness, high volume, movie resolution – HD 720p) – a little over 2 hours. If you want to play with toys (such as Modern Combat 4), the battery becomes exhausted after 1.5 hours.
Phone works in networks 2G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz). In this case, a “Sim” operates only in 2G (left slot), the other – in the 2G or 3G (slot right).
Available Bluetooth Version 3.0 (EDR) for file transfer and speech. There is wireless Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b / g / n. The apparatus may naturally be employed as an access point (Wi-Fi Hotspot) or modem. In the setting of this item is listed as “Tethering”. There is Wi-Fi Direct.
Memory and memory card
This model has 1 GB of RAM. Of “giga” free RAM on average about 500 MB. Internal memory of 4 GB available for data storage and applications about 2.5 GB. A slot for memory card microSDHC up to 32 GB (64 set did not try). In a separate menu on the memory selected for installation: internal, microSD.
There are two camera modules: the main 8 megapixel with autofocus, 2 MP front. Maximum resolution photos 3200h2400 pixels, video – 1280×720 pixels at 25 frames per second in good light and 8 k / s at night.
Picture quality is low, but the undemanding user exactly happy. Identify the main pros and cons I did not work in different conditions – different result. And here’s a video I definitely disappointed because the camera is constantly trying to look for focus, motion artefacts, the frame rate depends on the level of ambient lighting, the sound is of average quality.
- File Format: 3GP
- Video Codec: MPEG-4, from 1.5 to 5 Mbit / s
- Resolution: 1280 x 720, 30 k / s
- Audio Codec: AAC, 96 kbit / s
- Channels: 1 channel, 16 kHz
Performance and software platform
Smartphone Highscreen Omega Prime mini operates on the chipset of Qualcomm – Snapdragon S4 Play, model number – MSM8225Q (although in different applications indicated that 8625Q). It uses a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5, which process 45 nm, a set of commands – ARMv7, the frequency of each core – 1.2 GHz. As the graphic accelerator Adreno 203 acts.
I have said many times that this particular chip and MSM8225/8625/8625Q, is not functioning very “cheerful”: regular phones with these chips are slow, slightly retarding interface and so on.
Brief information and performance tests (Antutu, Quadrant Standart, Anomaly 2):
Music player and radio. Habitual use of radio and standard music player. Volume of the music in the player is very high, the quality is quite good, though a bit boomy bass. Volume ring dynamics slightly above average.
Video player. There is an application for playing “Video”, moreover, there is the usual “Gallery”. The device supports MP4, 3GP at resolutions up to 720p at a low bitrate. A generally better to play standard DVDRip-movies as chipset clearly has a problem with the video, in spite of the “quad”.
If you are looking for a bright Android smartphone with compact dimensions, at the moment it is highly recommend to look Highscreen Omega Prime mini: a thin, lightweight, ergonomic design, classy, good screen and camera. Unfortunately, have to put up with not very high speed interface and better battery.
From inexpensive devices there Prestigio MultiPhone 5450 (about 6000 rubles). It costs a little cheaper Prime mini, but he and thicker, and the screen is worse and weaker processor and no battery at all – 1500 mAh. More can distinguish cheap teXet X-start (three removable panels, the price about 3500 rubles).
We have Highscreen Omega Prime (~ 8000 rubles) with three removable panels and 4.7 inch diagonal display, a huge Prime XL (~ 9000 rubles) with the same amount of additional caps on the rear side and 5.3 inch diagonal screen.
Pluses Highscreen Omega Prime mini:
- Thin and Light
- 1 GB of RAM
- Low price
- Good screen
- Removable panels on the back side
Cons Highscreen Omega Prime mini:
- Weak battery
- Low quality video
- Class: smartphone
- Form factor: classic
- Materials: plastic
- Operating system: Google Android 4.1
- Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS (900/2100 MHz)
- Processor: quad-core, 1200 MHz, Qualcomm MSM8225Q
- Memory: 1 GB
- Data Memory: 4 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n), Bluetooth 3.0, jack microUSB (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Screen: capacitive, IPS 4.3” with resolution 540×960 pixels
- Camera: 8 MP autofocus + c 2 MP, Flash
- Navigation: GPS
- Extras: accelerometer, sensors and lighting approach, FM-radio
- Battery: 1600 mAh removable tank
- Dimensions: 126x62x7, 8 mm
- Weight: 107 g