Review smartphone teXet TM-3204R

Review smartphone teXet TM-3204R

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Introduction

Smartphone 3204R – an updated version of the first protected “smart” machine TM-3200R from JSC “Electronic Systems” Alkotel. ” Appearance remained the same, protection class IP67 not changed, but the inner content has undergone a little modernization. Instead of the outdated Qualcomm MSM7227 (year 2008), the new product has appeared 2-core chipset MSM8225 (2012 release), RAM was 768 MB, and it was only 256 MB, updated version of Android from 2.3 to 4.0.

Unfortunately, the rest of the gadget has remained the same: a small 3.2-inch diagonal screen with a low resolution of 320×480 pixels, a simple camera 5 MP, the same 2000 mAh battery, the weight and size would be smaller.

Package Includes:

  • Phone
  • Battery
  • Wired Headset
  • Adapter with two USB-cable
  • Carabiner with Compass
  • Warranty Card
  • Film screen

Design, size, controls

This version of the smartphone apparently completely unchanged compared to the previous flagship protected. The device is made in the traditional black and yellow coloring with rubberized plastic and durable matte plastic. The phone’s design seems to have been borrowed from toughphone pro-smart from JCB – the world-famous corporations for the production of light and heavy machinery. Brutal Appearance: dense rubber inserts on all faces, hard caps on the connectors, metal screws on the front and back panels, a large projection for fixing the carbine. In general, everything was done to impress a reliable and robust devices.

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Once again, this model is based on the protection class IP67, ie phone can be submerged in water up to one meter for a short time, and he will not be afraid of dirt and dust.

Gadget pretty massive and heavy – 124x68h20 mm, 210 grams. This is particularly noticeable on the background, for example, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Acro S, Go, Lenovo A660 and so on. However, there are different degrees of protection, but not the essence. However, we must not forget that even teXet and shockproof, so the body is much thicker and bigger. Tests have shown that if this unit falls onto the tile floor, concrete, asphalt at a distance 2.5 – 3 meters still undesirable. The first thing that fails, it is not difficult to guess – the display, because the hull split is not so easy. Well, dust and dirt at the moment to “surprise” a gadget relatively difficult: to some extent, each unit is protected from moisture. For example, Meizu MX and MX2 accidentally drowned in the bathtub, Samsung Galaxy S4 couple times fell in the mud, and low-end models nehilye krashtesty kept in a bag with a heap of different piece of iron.

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In a man’s hand is a smartphone like a glove, keep safe.

Top center of the front panel is the voice speaker, taken away the metal mesh. Speaker quality is surprisingly great. Tapped mainly middle and high frequencies, the volume is high, the interlocutor can hear clearly and legibly. After the moisture necessary to shake it out and dry, turning the speaker phone down.

Under Speaker – light sensors and proximity. They are in a small recess, so there often clogged dust and dirt. Right – front camera.

Touch the “Menu”, “Search” and “Back” – under the screen. They have no backlight, and it should not be noted as a positive factor. Three mechanical buttons. Left – “Reception” on the right – “End” in the center – “Home” (the touch – rough). Pressing hard, the course is minimal, convenient to use. However, during the operation instinctively pressed the “End” to exit the application and the menu, but this button only works to clear the call.

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Under the “Reception” is a microphone. Voice quality is average, affects protection against dust and moisture.

Button to activate the backlight flashlight – left. It is tight and has no lock: push the button – lights let – ceased to glow. Given that the button tight, inconvenient to use: it is necessary to apply force to a flashlight shone all the time. Just above – micro-USB under the rubber plug. Should warn that it is inserted is not an ordinary micro-USB, and with an elongated connector. Maybe I was unlucky, but the house was not such cables. Perhaps that is why in the kit are two “yuesbishnika.”

On the right side of the same type as the “flashlight” button to create a photograph. When the screen is locked it is not working properly used, for example, if the touch control is not available. Above – two separate volume control buttons. It is tough.

At the top there is a power button. It is round, and it seemed a bit distracting from the design: chrome plated plastic, seemingly too “Chinese”. Left – jack for headphones with 3.5 mm jack. He drowned, so you have to use direct “Jack.”

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Handsfree speaker covered with a metal mesh, big eye, framed by chrome plastic insert, and flash – on the back side of the device.

To get to the battery, two simkarty standard size, microSD, unscrew the two screws. Inside the lid is laid on the metal plate and the rim is protected from moisture and dust rubber tourniquet.

Display

In this model, set the screen diagonal is 3.2 inches. Physical size – 45h68 mm, aspect – 16×9, resolution of 320×480 pixels, the density – 180 pixels per inch. Pixelation is almost unnoticeable. The manufacturer’s website indicated that the matrix is ​​based on technology IPS. Quality is good, but no more, since the angles slightly decrease brightness and contrast. When moving desktops and scroll lists plume appears as if the low response rate of the matrix. Brightness is low at maximum comfortable only in the office building. On the street, and even more so in the sun, the screen fades, moreover, strongly glass “mirrors”. It seems to me like the phone display should be done with very high brightness, no glare.

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Battery

In this model, costs quite capacious battery 2000 mAh. Official data tell us that the talk time machine runs until 5:00, surf the Internet in a mode – up to 6 hours Standby time – up to 360 hours. As you can see, not even the best show from producer. The fact that all the fault gluttonous chipset Qualcomm MSM8225. Written many times about the series chips 8225/8225Q, which put the battery on time. Probably the work of such a device can be extremely important, because, for example, without recharging 3204R within 10-15 hours survives with difficulty, that really there to talk about a few days …

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.

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Communication features

Apparatus teXet TM-3204R works over cellular networks 2G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/1900/2100 MHz). In this case, one “sim” only works in 2G, another – in 2G or 3G.

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

In this model, installed 768 MB of RAM. Of this amount of RAM available on the average about 400 MB.

Internal memory of 4 GB is available for installation applications about 1GB of storage a little less than 2 GB. A slot for memory card microSDHC up to 32 GB.

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Camera

Traditionally, the majority of Android-based smart module contains two chambers: the main 5-megapixel front facing 0.3 MP. There is an outbreak, but she shines at best 30-40 cm maximum resolution of 2592×1944 pixel images, videos – 640×480 pixels at 20 frames per second. In fact, the optimal resolution clips chipset Qualcomm MSM8225, which is used in this machine.

Photo quality is satisfactory, given that the device will definitely not be used as a camera. Encouraged by the presence of AF, the correct white balance, no loud noises. “Tachfokusa” No, why would either have to remove the mechanical pressing the button, or click on the touch.

Video can be seen here as the extra chip, since all of its parameters are very low.

Feature video:

  • File Format: 3GP
  • Video Codec: AVC, 1300 Mbit / s
  • Resolution: 640 x 480, 20 f / s
  • Audio Codec: AAC, 96 kbit / s
  • Channels: 1 channel, 16 kHz

Performance

Smartphone teXet TM-3204R is equipped with one of the most common chipsets of Qualcomm – MSM8225. This Snapdragon S4 Play, dual-core processor ARM Cortex-A5, 45-nm process technology, the clock frequency of 1.2 GHz. I think lineup Play one of the worst: low productivity and high energy consumption. Earliest Taiwan MTK6577 and then show better results, at least shell interface operates smoothly and battery “live” long enough. Responsible for the graphics simple Adreno 203.

Multimedia

Music and video player, radio. Habitual use radio (without a headset is not working, although in such a thick body could pave the antenna), and standard music player. Volume of the music in the player is high, the quality is quite decent. Volume ring dynamics slightly above average.

The unit plays video at resolutions up to 720p and then with great difficulty.

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Conclusion

At the beginning of this review, I will briefly compare the old and new versions of the phone. As a result, I can say that these two models do not differ from each other, the only thing that catches your eye – a fresh OS “android.” Those who acquired the TM-3200R, is worth changing your phone is not on the 3204, and a more advanced 4104R. Price, incidentally, is not much higher. Screen and there is more, and protection abruptly.True, the old chipset – MSM8225.

As can be seen competitors Lenovo S750. It costs about 9000 rubles, while on board a powerful chipset MTK6589, 4.5-inch diagonal display with a resolution qHD, 8 megapixel camera on the protection class IP67.

Up to 10 000 rubles have Senseit R413 – MTK6575, Android 4.0, 4.1 inch display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels; Huawei Ascend G350, Philips Xenium W8500. As more expensive options – Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Caterpillar Cat B1, RugGear RG220, signed Huawei Honor 3.

Pluses teXet TM-3204R:

  • Shockproof
  • Protection class IP67
  • Quality speech speaker
  • Good camera for a similar number
  • Relatively capacious battery

Cons teXet TM-3204R:

  • Low screen resolution
  • Low productivity

Features:

  • Class: smartphone
  • Form factor: classic
  • Materials: plastic, rubber
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0
  • Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS (900/2100 MHz)
  • Processor: dual core, 1200 MHz, Qualcomm MSM8225
  • Memory: 768 MB
  • 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 3.2” with a resolution of 320×480 pixels
  • Camera: 5 megapixel autofocus c + 0.3 MP, Flash
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Extras: accelerometer, sensors and lighting approach, FM-radio
  • Battery: removable capacity of 2000 mAh
  • Dimensions: mm 124x68h20
  • Weight: 210 g
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