Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Sometimes I think that companies choose for themselves a niche category and produce smartphones for a certain category of users. In addition to Samsung, which covers its entire market machines absolutely with all his needs. So, it would seem, was admitted and the company Philips, which are particularly Soup autonomy and are not very beautiful. But somehow shifted stars, because we face today and cute, and autonomous representative of the ruler Philips Xenium I908 review.

When you first look at the device any warm feelings you have for him does not arise, “Ah, another remnant black, uh, Phillips seems to have to pass.” BUT! Firstly, it has an unusual structure of the back cover. Second, eight cores. Third, good autonomy. Fourth, support for two SIM cards, and the fifth, and Tenth. But first things first.

Design and ergonomics – Philips Xenium I908 review

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Design of the device Philips Xenium I908 review at the first acquaintance seems boring and uninteresting. In fact, the way it is – slim, rounded corners, a small raised rim around the display … All this has been, all that we’ve seen. But turn it upside down – and a pleasant touch. With individuals younger Colour Options again skinned and structured plastic under the fabric. Pisses me off every time such an approach, but it is still pleasant to the touch. And on such a surface are smaller prints, and erased them very easily. And scratch two weeks of tests was not possible. And very tightly in the hand, strives not to slip.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

After becoming acquainted with several devices Philips seems unusual thickness. Because the device does not feel a brick. When parameters 143 x 70 x 8.8 mm and weighs 150 grams, it is a very nice device with optimal size and weight.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review


Is not the most convenient location of buttons. They have a short course; they normally rise above the body and are quite noticeable, but climbed too high. Get the hand of the tests failed, kept missing. And every time, regardless of the desire to fix the sound made quieter. Power button – right volume key – to the left, all comfortable, but a little would be lower – and it was perfect.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Front again, faceless machine. If it were not for the inscription Philips Xenium I908 review speaker, then you will not say that it is specifically for smartphone and a brand. Long earpiece, front camera of 5 MP, somewhere here put sensors. A “head” with the “chin” such broad, thick as a finger down the touch yet.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

The back cover is plastic, but the leather without stitching and extra holes. Left – eye on the main camera 13 megapixel backlit logo and the bottom of the speaker. The cover is removable, I warn you once – removed is not as easy as we would like. Under it there are slots for two SIM cards, microSD and battery at 3000mAh. He seems to be removable, but really, no. User it did not. And why? Change it no matter what.

Display – Philips Xenium I908 review

Five inches with a resolution FullHD gives pixel density 441ppi, which is the presence of QHD-display is not a record, but still a very good result. Pixels are indistinguishable, seen everything very well. The viewing angles are really maximum, without inversion, dark or smoke, even diagonally see a movie. There is an automatic brightness control that tries to be as out of place. Most often she did it. Minimum brightness slightly overpriced, with night-light to work with your smartphone – ok, but in total darkness. When the maximum value of the text remains readable even in direct sunlight. The maximum brightness that’s straight very good.


Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

The main claim – that something is wrong with the oleophobic coating. It’s kind of like there is on paper, but in reality actually never not. Prints collects readily rubbed firmly. Frames are not the most subtle. Glass Dragontrail II protects the screen from scratches. Thanks to a little bulge around Cantu glass display it can be put down.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Colors Philips Xenium I908 review quite bright and saturated, contrast enough with a head for business and for viewing movies. First, the display seems a little dark, but I like the shades, and the whole picture as a whole. In the settings you can tick menu ClearMotion, for allegedly gain smoothness of the image. If you remove a tick, smooth images will not change (Ed. – In the event that you are looking at a simple human eye without upgrades). You can display an image on a wireless monitor. But more in the settings screen, you cannot change anything.

Camera – Philips Xenium I908 review

Menu as simply as possible, as in the stock android. Nothing remarkable, except for a few shooting modes: HDR, panorama, beautiful face, shot from different angles (rather amusing to drag the slider, it is like a panorama of one object), automatic adjustment of the scene, smile detection, sequential shots, live photos, and automatic shooting detection sign piece. Strange mode, but let it be, it is like a palm in the LG G3. There is even a stupid color or monochrome, not applicable appropriate people in the creation of the image.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

The quality of the images is not particularly coolness. The front facing camera 5 MP will fit for selfikov only in good daylight in the evening or at home yellow light portraits to be not the most attractive. As for the main camera, this matrix 13 MP Sony Exmor RS backlit and autofocus. Last responds quite quickly, saves images quickly. But good quality is obtained only in good light. At dusk, a lot of noise in the darkness – the darkness.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Separate demonstrations deserve photos in a “pretty face”. Here you to compare: first, but with frontalki, then everything is the same, but in the mode of “beauty”.

Video shoot in FullHD 30 frames per second. About as judge for yourself, but I’m not happy. I think there is room for improvement and can do better. Such device family archive does not snimesh.

Communication – Philips Xenium I908 review

Do smartphone dual sim card organized standard. The card can be selected at the time of the call or to send a message. Another option – ask a sim card default one for calls and messages, the second – for the Internet. The third option – to bind specific contacts to certain cards. It’s simple. GPS works quickly, with cards no problems.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Wi-Fi catches steadily, even took advantage of Bluetooth with him too everything is OK; you can send strangers in the hallway. I know people who are doing it, and, in the process, is the most important to date, its function, because for everything else, there NFC. That here too there. But LTE is not available. This can be a problem for people, it seems, all countries in the world, except for Ukraine. For us, it is still not an argument when choosing a smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review. But the jokes on this subject can be dispensed only to residents of the country.

Specifications and Software – Philips Xenium I908 review

You can call it almost the main feature of the device. After all, the heart and brain machine are eight cores Cortex-A7 processor MediaTek MT6592 processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali-450 c 700 MHz and 2 GB of RAM. All in all it develops in such a miraculous way that the unit manages not to brake and run all the toys in adequate quality. In synthetic tests Philips Xenium I908 review not graze the rear, because despite some dislike (read neglect) to MediaTek, these processors are still good and is getting better. Either you or boot problems. Is that not so fast as we would like.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

Memory device has got 16 GB, but there is a slot for memory cards microSD, so only up to 32 GB. 64GB is simply not supported, you cannot try.

Powered smartphone running Android 4.4 and from their own improvements here only redrawn icons. The rest is stock Android, at first glance at who wants to dress him up in some nice nightgown.

Autonomy – Philips Xenium I908 review

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

3000mAh battery on board the machine nosily added solidity. If we talk about the Philips Xenium I908 review as on the main unit, then charge it even when the whole load on both the SIM card and the Internet you will be not more than once in two days. If you are not the most active user, then once every three days. Unfortunately, there is no program Smartphone energy conservation and energy-intensive applications close. Such, there is usually a line of smartphones Philips Xenium I908 review. We cannot say that the autonomy he’s straight ahead of the rest and straight “revolutionary combination of subtlety and autonomy”, but a decent result.

Output – Philips Xenium I908 review

In general, I liked the phone Philips Xenium I908 review. I did not expect from Philips after all that I already know, such a good and quality modern product. Outwardly strict, copes with all tasks and toys, is a long time, the display shows the highlights and pictures even under the sun. Can only confuse the camera, which is so-so.

Smartphone Philips Xenium I908 review

And the price Philips Xenium I908 review is $ 350, which is on par with other good phones with: Nexus 5, Lenovo Vibe Z, LG G2, Huawei Ascend P6-P7, Apple 4s 16GB on, Xiaomi MI 3, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC Desire 816 and many others. All this, mainly last year’s flagships, but is by today’s standards they are bad? Yes, and bribe by the manufacturer. In general, buy it, or something else – it is a question of a series of “To be or not to be?” But among his fellows, this device is clearly good-looking.

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