In the class of compact low-cost smartphones have a lot of attractive offers. Nevertheless, to the Prestigio Grace X3 still worth a closer look. At least because for just $ 153 this dual sim offers the user a pretty good “iron”, which includes a 4-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, and what is most interesting 5MP front-facing camera with LED-flash. What else can a user expect Prestigio Grace X3? Talking about it on.
Scope of delivery
As befits a budget model, the assembly of Prestigio Grace X3 very modest: directly the smartphone, cable microUSB-USB, adapter charger, user manual and warranty card.
Design and functional elements
In short, externally Prestigio Grace X3 is not trying to seem more expensive, or more beautiful than it actually is. And in this sense is harmonious.
He is on the similarity of many low-end models of Samsung Galaxy line was rounded edges and a plastic housing bezel “on a metal” encircling the edges. It then housed most of the functionality of the controls: top – audio jack and port microUSB, bottom – two gratings, concealing microphone and multimedia speaker, well, right “marginalia” given over to the volume rocker and power button. Incidentally, the latter is very small, but because it is likely to miss.
Design test tube simple and neat, and the most notable items are selected except that the plastic rear cover with texture in the form of a fine mesh, beautifully shimmering in the sun. The material is not easily soiled, and most importantly not slippery. However, hardly happen often drop Prestigio Grace X3 – screen diagonal of 4.5 inches and compact dimensions – 134h65h8 mm, not only can reliably hold the smartphone in one hand, but without any problems and manage the fingers of one hand.
Going back to the location of the controls, note the presence of the rear panel Prestigio Grace X3 eye 8MP camera, framed by a metal ring, LED-flash, microphone noise reduction and logo of the manufacturer.
On the front panel above the 4.5-inch display is a neat grille covering the LED-indicator and earpiece. His left eye equips 5MP camera co flash, proximity / light. Slightly below the screen is three touch buttons – “Menu”, “Home” and “Back”.
As mentioned earlier, the housing Grace X3 folding, using a special clearance to remove the cover of the battery pack to reach the memory card slot, SIM-card and battery gadget is quite simple.
Special mention the build quality is decent – nothing wobbles, no backlash, no squeaks. The unit is well shot down, removable back cover is fixed very tightly.
Display – Prestigio Grace X3
4.5-inch IPS-screen Prestigio Grace X3 with a resolution of 480×854 pixels and possible sins graininess, but here applied technology OGS, that means no air gap between the touchscreen and the display panel. Balagodarya this smartphone boasts a fairly wide viewing angles, good color and brightness of the stock, as well as a good readability in bright sunlight.
The sensitivity of the sensor layer, which supports up to 5 simultaneous touches, quite enough for comfortable work with your smartphone. Good finger glides over the surface, although oleophobic coating on the screen, as, indeed, and protective glass, the manufacturer does not mention.
8 GB of internal memory officially declared the user Grace X3 is available about 5 GB.
If necessary, it can be expanded via microSD-cards up to a maximum of 32 GB or 200 GB using the free cloud storage MultiCloud. But the connection of flash drives in OTG mode is not supported.
Features and performance – Prestigio Grace X3
For a performance Grace, X3 meets 4-core processor MediaTek MT6582M with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz and graphics Mali-400MP4. The amount of RAM – 1 GB.
153-dollar Grace X3 showed good results in numerous performance tests, but in practice “mark” a good level of performance – plays Full HD-video, copes well with “heavy” games from the category of gon check Asphalt 8.
As part of the communication modules and interfaces are all typical of any Android-smartphone budget category: Wi-Fi access point with the function of technology and Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
In addition, there is support for two SIM-cards that can run simultaneously in standby mode and the ability to transfer images from your device to an external display via standard Miracast.
Grace X3 “eats” from the battery capacity of 1650 mAh. Given the availability of onboard processor smartphone, built on energy-efficient architecture Cortex A7, and the relatively small screen diagonal, one full charge its batteries enough for me full time with an average activity – calls, surfing the web, for a minimum of music, video and games.
If you set a maximum backlight and turn off Wi-Fi-connection, one full battery Grace X3 will last 4 hours playback Full HD video or 2.5 hour game Asphalt 8.
Cameras and speakers – Prestigio Grace X3
The main camera smartphone 8MP supplemented LED-flash.
In the presence of a large number of settings and modes of photography, including HDR, Auto Scene, smile, face detection, focus on the subject, Voice Recording, and many others.
Autofocus bright enough, but the image quality is mediocre. It is best to manage the camera shooting near objects, but not detailed panorama obtained. In poor lighting, noises are present.
Video Highlights photo module records at a maximum resolution Full HD. When shooting movies available for electronic image stabilization and manual AF.
But the main focus Prestigio Grace X3 – a front camera is 5MP resolution with the matrix inverse exposure. Actually, this is not a unique offering in the market, but for the 153-dollar smartphone still a rarity, which confirms the position of state employees under the youth segment.
Another plus front photo module – LED flash. Thanks to the self rather decent quality can be done both during the day and at night or in a dark room. It removes the video with a maximum resolution -VGA.
With regard to the earpiece, the quality of the spoken at a high level, the sound is clear and loud enough.
But the media has an average stock volume and slightly raspy sound at maximum.
Even though, the peak of the popularity of self, in the mobile market smartphones with front flares are still little. Moreover, among dual sim middle segment they can be counted on the fingers of just one hand.
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Grace X3 works under the operating system Android 4.4 KitKat «out of the box.” Installed on top of the manufacturer’s own shell with lots of proprietary applications and utilities from third-party developers who are represented in the screenshots below.
In Prestigio promised, by the way, and an official update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the exact timing of the release of “candy” for the tested model has not yet announced.
Findings – Prestigio Grace X3
Well, a brand-new Prestigio Grace X3 – smartphone primarily for young people who like to spend time communicating in social networks, share your photos, surf the web, play games and watch movies high quality. To this end, it has everything you need: a rather productive “iron”, high-quality display and even 5MP front camera with LED-flash.
But, of course, for the sake of affordable price tag and had something to donate, for example, the screen resolution and sound quality of the speakers, but the price is still justified.
- Compact body and a great assembly;
- Quality screen with wide viewing angles;
- Good performance;
- Front camera with BSI-sensor and LED-flash.
- Recording front by photo video in VGA-resolution;
- Low screen resolution;
- Rattling multimedia speakers at maximum volume.
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