Modern smartphones change very fast. If you bought mobile device one year ago, today it can be already outdated.
Last year LG announced new smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio display, and it changes the market forever. Today every new phone comes with full screen design. The manufacturer tries to remove the bezels around the screen.
We are already familiar with M-Horse company, and some months ago it released new phone called M-Horse Pure 3. The new gadget looks very interesting with its big display and thin bezels. Also it is the most affordable phone on Helio P23 chipset. So, let’s make review and find out is it worth its money. By the way, the price is very low, so I am pretty sure it will worth!
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M-Horse Pure 3: Packaging
The package content is very good. The company does not change its traditions and supplies its new phone in a white box, which shows the main advantages of it. Inside the box we have a smartphone in transport film.
The package includes a charging cable, power adapter, a silicone transparent case, a paper clip for opening SIM card slot and a memory card, a warranty card and an adapter from USB to 3.5 mm. Yes, the manufacturer have removed headphone jack, so you need to use adapter. However, I already use wireless headphones, so it is not a big problem for me.
M-Horse Pure 3: Design
The design of M-Horse Pure 3 is very nice. The manufacturer used all latest trends on the market and released the most modern phone.
On the front panel we have a display. It occupies almost whole front panel, and it looks pretty great. Above the display there is a speaker, dual camera and flashlight. They are located in a single row, and occupy a little places, so the top bezel looks very thin.
Under the display there is nothing, only a small bezel of black color. The control keys are on display. The times of touch buttons below the display has passed. The front panel looks unrealistically cool, especially when you watch movies or play games.
The back side pleased with company logo, camera and fingeprint reader. Thanks to the slightly curved shape of the rear panel and 2.5D glass on the front side, the smartphone is incredibly comfortable in the hand. Seriously, this is the most convenient smartphone I’ve ever had.
On the lower edge we have a charging connector and a speaker. On the left side there is power/lock button and volume rocker. On the right side there is a slot for SIM card and memory card.
I really like the design of M-Horse Pure 3. The manufacturer decided to release a smartphone with all new features. If you look new phones on the market, you will notice that all of them have similar design. It calls trends, and I’m glad that M-Horse decided to follow them.
M-Horse Pure 3: Display
Most of all in new smartphone I like the display. It is long, thanks to 18:9 aspect ratio. When you watching movies or videos, the black bars are not visible at all.
In games everything is fine. The developers of modern apps have already optimized the image for new display format, because this is the biggest trend on mobile market for the last time.
Also, I should note about using messengers, social networks and surfing internet on 18:9 display. The screen is longer, so there is more information, so it is much more pleasant to use.
Yes, the resolution is 1440×720 pixels, but I believe it is enough for most users. I read books, website, watched movies and played games, and didn’t find any problems with display.
M-Horse Pure 3: Specifications
|CPU||MTK6763, 8 cores, 2.0 GHz|
|Memory card||up to 256GB|
|Screen||5.7 inches, 1440×720|
M-Horse Pure 3: Performance
Below you can see screenshots from benchmarks. For many people benchmarks is the main factor of performance. Personally, I do not think that it’s best to check the performance of smartphone, and it is much better to look how it runs games and apps. Actually, let’s discuss real scenarios of using M-Horse Pure 3, and then will we talk about benchmarks.
I played top Android games – PUBG Mobile and Shadowgun Legends. These are shooters with cool graphics and multiplayer, which load the smartphone very, very much. However, I played in PUBG without a glitch or braking, everything works very smoothly. With ultra-high settings, the smoothness of image falls a little, but the game is not yet optimized. In Shadowgun Legends I played at the maximum graphics settings, and everything worked perfectly. I want to repeat – these are the most powerful Android shooters on the mobile market, and the smartphone coped perfectly.
The rest can be understood from the screenshots of benchmarks.
M-Horse Pure 3: Camera
The main camera shoots good bright photos in daylight. If you often travel and want to take a photo from the scene, or do not want to drag a mirror on a rest, then M-Horse Pure 3 does it well.
Especially I was surprised by the quality in comparison with main competitors. I have some mid-range phones, and all of them took worse images then M-Horse Pure 3. In addition, there is 2X zoom, thanks to second sensor on the back, and it works perfectly.
As for the front camera, it takes a little worse photos, but it has a big advantage – wide viewing angle. Very often when you shoot a selfie, some of your friednds are out of the image, so you need to use selfie-stick to make group photos. M-Horse Pure 3 has a second camera with wide viewing angle, and it helps to capture more space around you.
Surprisingly, I was pleased with the cameras of the smartphone. This is not the best camera on the market, but in its category – one of the best.
M-Horse Pure 3: Battery
The battery is declared by manufacturer for 4000 mAh. I could show you benchmark synthetic tests, but I like real usage scenarios more. Usually, I check the mail during the day, communicate in messengers, take pictures, communicate in social networks, follow the news on the Internet. Sometimes I play games and run different apps.
With such an active usage, the battert of smartphone drops up to 20-30% till the end of the day. In my opinion, it is an excellent result. I would not demand more from budget phone. If you do not play games, you can count on two days of battery life on a single charge.
I could talk long about advantages of M-Horse Pure 3. I really like its display, the body fits perfectly in my hand, the materials are high quality. I decided to make a comparison between this gadget and other devices with similar price.
The price of M-Horse Pure 3 is about $165. For the same money you can buy Sony Xperia E5. It comes with 5-inch display with HD resolution, 16GB of internal memory and 2300mAh battery. It’s ridiculous even to compare them. Also you can buy Samsung Galaxy Core 2 with 5 inches diagonal and a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. Among the top brands in this price category there isn’t competitors to M-Horse Pure 3.
If we talk about Chinese brand, then the best competitor will be Xiaomi Redmi 5, but for the same money it has half as much RAM and half as much internal memory, and objectively weaker processor.
So, M-Horse Pure 3 is the best budget phone at the beggining of 2018. Right now it is impossible to find something better.
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M-Horse Pure 3 Review Video