The newest member of the family Pentagram is a phone first and foremost innovative. Behind the idea added to the factory set replaceable battery, along with the matching rear flap should be a plus. For a few days of testing I realized that this is not the only advantage of this interesting device.
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Pentagram Monster X5 – technical data:
|Dimensions||140 x 68.6 x 9.8 mm/14, 8 mm|
|Weight||151 g/203 g|
|touch screen, support multi-touch|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
|Processor||MSM8225Q Qualcomm (Snapdragon S4 Play)|
|Usable Memory||4 GB|
|Media||microSD up to 32 GB|
|System||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Battery||MAh/6000 3000 mAh|
|Standby time (3G)||?|
|Main camera||8 Mpix|
|Max photo resolution||3264×2448|
|Max video resolution||1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps|
|Other||LED lamp, geolocation, Digital Zoom|
|Front camera||2 Mpix|
|GSM||850/900/1 800/1 900|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n|
|GPS + A-GPS|
|Radio with RDS|
|3.5 mm jack|
|additional flap on the battery 6000mAh|
|cable for charging and data transfer|
|2 Battery: 3000 mAh and 6000 mAh|
Abbreviation, or wideorecenzja Pentagram Monster X5
The quality of workmanship / construction
Monster X5, like the other phones signed the sign of the pentagram, was designed in a minimalist style. With a bit angular but slim block and regular shapes but looks more elegant than previous models in this series. Despite considerable size (140 x 68.6 x 9.8 mm) is well balanced so well in the hand. It is much easier to use than for example the Sony Xperia Z1, which has a screen with the same diagonal. Case significantly change when we replace the battery 3000 mAh on the supplied battery with twice the capacity. Device "grubnie" then about half a centimeter and gaining weight 50 grams, however, these dimensions are still within the limits of common sense, especially bearing in mind the benefits benefits of such a huge supply of energy. [Nggallery id = 588 template = techmaniak] back and sides are made of a slightly rubberized, matte plastic. It looks nice, makes a good impression, but unfortunately very easy to get dirty. After a few minutes of fun over the phone were visible everywhere greasy marks and small scratches, which disappeared after wiping. The weak point, it is also a plastic strip located at the bottom of the front panel. The material from which they are made is very hard and the finish of the edge is sharp-edged so as to be sharp (!). To make matters worse, after the first day of testing, despite the gentle treatment, at the bottom appeared chipping paint … The fitting of parts is quite high – you have to really try the oppression of different places to find any noticeable imperfections. The only thing which could be a fault in this matter are the side buttons that are too large clearances and move in all directions (a problem known from previous Monster).
Monsterz display used in the X5 is definitely one of its main advantages. It has a large diagonal – 5 inches and appropriate for the size of the resolution – 1280×720. These parameters give us 294 PPI (pixels per inch), which is the result of a fully satisfactory as the shelf price. The picture is not sharp enough to browse the web in landscape mode without zooming, and system fonts were almost perfectly smooth. The quality of displayed colors is already high shelf. They are vivid and intense, but not saturated, so we get the effect of natural and pleasing colors. Moreover, the situation is not significantly changed by tilting the device. Colors fade a little, but at an acceptable level, not disturbing in any way pick-up or a good impression. A big plus also for large-scale adjust the brightness of minimal 19 to 479 cd/m2 impressive, allowing for comfortable operation even in strong sunlight.
We come into the category of tests, which definitely belongs to the new Monster and from the beginning I did not expect anything other than a truly monstrous working times, especially on a larger battery. I was not disappointed.Even smaller cell with a capacity of 3000 mAh provides time to work on a great level. A real rarity, however, is twice the battery. I must admit that during a few days of adventure with this phone, I experienced a very strange but pleasant feeling to be free from the constant regard for energy saving. Accustomed to coercion everyday charging your smartphone, I felt quite uncomfortable when after 2 days of fairly heavy usage proved that he still has about 40% of the energy. This phone really hard to unload! [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "conversation, movies-wifi -off-3g internet, internet-wifi-wifi communicator, load-ac "product_id =" 19574.19576 "] All tests were conducted with brightness set to 120 cd/m2. USB charging is possible, but the process is very time-consuming.
Making telephone calls using Monster X5 can safely call it a pleasant experience. Speaker to talk is of good quality, there were no problems hearing the caller, even in relatively unfavorable conditions. With the additional microphone to capture unwanted sounds, the person on the other side also hear me clearly and without distortion. [Nggallery id = 590 template = techmaniak] Interefejs phonebook and dialer, graphically and functionally the same as in the pure Android, which I consider an advantage, because it is intuitive and hassle-free.
The camera has a matrix Monsterz X5 8 Mpix, which is a fairly high value for the price mobile below 1000 zł, but the overall picture quality is adequate for this class of device. In good conditions, you can make a pretty nice and sharp image quality in low light conditions it is deteriorating, and the LED on this phone definitely much better in the role of a flashlight, than flash. It is also easy for the blur caused by vibrations when taking pictures, which are not surprising with such a small lens. [Nggallery id = 592 template = techmaniak] Video Recording represents exactly the same level. You can record in HD which, unfortunately, is more a marketing ploy than a useful feature, because achieving acceptable for comfortable viewing of liquidity at the resolution of the film, it borders on the miraculous.
The heart of the device is quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play, which is supported by the Adreno 203 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. This configuration is quite sufficient to almost perfectly smooth operation of the system, smooth internet browsing and even the occasional play, while being reasonably energy-intensive. Phone during the tests fared quietly games such as Asphalt 7 and 8, Dead Trigger 2 or Real Racing 3 A decisive advantage of the device is also a moderate temperature, even at the highest speed. After a two-hour session benchmark'owej who often drove the unit to extreme temperatures, threatening burns, Monster was only warm. [Wptab title = "Agents"] 1 Browser Tests Tests smartphone performance for browsing the web. [Test slug = "peacekeeper" virtual = "peacekeeper-chrome" product_id = "19566"] [test slug = "SunSpider" virtual = "SunSpider-chrome" product_id = "19566"] [test slug = "kraken" virtual = " kraken-chrome "product_id =" 19566 "] [/ wptab] [wptab title =" System "] 2 Synthetic tests Tests of the system's overall performance smartphone. [Test slug = "quadrant" product_id = "19566"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "19566"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fill" product_id = "19566"] [/ wptab] [wptab title = "Graphics and Media"] 3 Synthetic tests of the system (graphics) Tests mobile performance with an emphasis on 3D graphics. [Test slug = "an3dbenchxl" product_id = "19566"] 4 Multimedia Playback Test playback of the popular multimedia formats in applications MX Player (with a package of the latest codecs). – Mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles – mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac – mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis , subtitles – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3 – MKV, 1080p, h264, 10Mbps, dts (Caged, lack of support DTS) – MKV, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps (Caged) – mp4, 4K ( 3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (Caged) – mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (Caged). [/ Wptab] [wptab_end]
Software and functionality
Pentagram Monster X5 runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, almost in pure form. Manufacturer limited its intervention in the software to a few subtle changes in the interface such as icons in the notification bar, and install some additional applications link to the likes of pentagram.pl.In general, the system works fairly smoothly, it's hard to be picky. By default, Internet browsing is done through a standard Android browser, which also rarely slows down, even when they are open several tabs. Unfortunately, by default it does not support pages and applications in Flash. When it comes to the quality of music is Monster X5 is a typical mediocre. Few demanding, Sunday satisfy the listener, especially since we have an additional application of the equalizer, but if someone is sensitive to the purity and depth of sound will be disappointed. The same applies to radio applications which also fairly often and this signal is lost in areas where it should not. GPS very quickly and seamlessly connects with satellites, but quite often breaks the connection. I do not know if it's a matter of components, or a defective copy but every few minutes to a repeated. The fact that literally a few seconds, but I think it worth mentioning.
Summary, evaluation and review
Pentagram Monster X5 smartphone is undoubtedly one of the most cost-effective equipment, taking into account the value for the opportunities offered. Even without a gigantic battery, which is its greatest asset, it's hard to find a direct competition. A huge reserve of energy in combination with a great display, very efficient components and elegant presentable, and all for less than a thousand gold, let no remorse przymrużyć eye on minor mishaps. [temperature] APPEARANCE / QUALITY | 3.5 | DISPLAY | 4 | POWER CAPACITY | 5 | Camera | 3.5 | CAPACITY | 3.5 | SOFTWARE / FUNCTIONALITY | 3.5 [/ temperature]
Answering questions Readers
Bozz: What takes pictures in different lighting conditions How the quality of the music? How the quality / reliability of the housing? Order to obtain good quality images in Monsterz are unfortunately very favorable lighting conditions. Quality music at an acceptable level, but nothing more. Quality and reliability is ok, except for the plastic strips in part under the screen. Martti: Do LED notification of events? How long works with the non-stop BT wifi and 3G – use rather talk about 20min a day – sync 3 email accounts and net ok 30 minutes a day. role fully LEDs middle button, touch the screen that flashes when you have a notification. With battery 3000 I think that the wheel two days of 6000 near 5/6. Punk: How to hold long when viewing neta after wifi, 3g. How long mpzna watch movies on it and what is the quality rozmuw and music to bluetooth because Combo 4 Core a limp. Besides the jet with the quality and the performance of the phone because he wants to change just your Samsung Galaxy Note at Pentagram Monster X5. Results in the test battery performance. Call quality very good, average music. Quality performance comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Note. Abees: When it comes to me I would gladly August found out as rapidly dries grabs gps enabled fixa without AGPS and AGPS enabled or supports GLONASS and how long pull on the thin battery. Grabs GPS surprisingly quickly, even without A- GPS, unfortunately there is no support for GLONASS. mozilla007: How long runs on one side and on the other batteries, such as system liquidity, liquidity recordings in HD. batteries in the test results. Liquidity system leaves much to be desired. Everything comes smoothly, even with a fairly large amount of installed applications. Worse liquidity HD recordings which often interferes with viewing comfort. Wojenek: how does the drop test] -> request that in order to compare it dimensionally to S4, and that feels good in your hand I dared not to check, maybe someday 😉 lies in the hand really well , is nicely balanced, despite large. It is larger than the S4 and more edgy by what little less handy. Eujur: I know it's got the standard, but to be safe, please pay special attention to the quality of the conversations in crowded and noisy places, thank you, There is no problem with that. Pleasant to talk to, even in crowded places. Azawakh: Looks pretty fajnje but 4GB ROM is the cucumber at the present time. How much memory is available to the user? Is 1GB of RAM allows for smooth operation? 1.71 GB is available to the user. Yes, 1 GB Monsterz quietly allows for smooth operation of the system, hard to slow down for everyday use. Bohun: Record a video of how it works? as well holds in his hand? As the price for money? GPS doing? As the range of the wifi? and in general a decent or coarse? Regards The movie is. He holds the hand nicely. Value for money definitely a plus as I mentioned in the test. GPS can do the trick, WiFi also without charge. Makes a good impression, more decent than crude 😉 czyjalubiepoziomki: I would like to ask for one b important issues do not exist in any services of this type. every time I read all kinds of tests smartphones at a time when we are speech about the strength of each writes that the device can withstand so much, and so I used it so much and so many. Why did not support the facts, something what can you resist? When you test the Monster and his cell 6000mAh, please confirm the use of screenshots akumulatora.nic more simple, enter the set-battery consumption and make some screenshots. screen with just one general term service life, and the second screen where you'll see how much time was keen display. two simple screenshots of it please you so that you can tell a lot more about the actual real power of the battery. the phone can "walk" through the 80 hours, the reviewer will add that in that time I have used it as standard, some conversations, some netu, mp3. and What do I say? and if to join the screen during those 80godzin-display was enabled by such 10hrs, then it can be deduced from such a test much more. so please screenshots, if you will test the strength of acoustic separation. Thank you. Please trust our tests, our calculations are not taken from space, it is based on repetitive tests and strive to be meaningful 😉 Adam: Request information: and / GPS time on a large battery b / if the screen can be operated in Thank gloves Depends on what you mean by the time the GPS … If the same activity of the module it will be a leisurely two days, when talking about the navigation that depends a lot on its application but of course time will be much shorter. Unfortunately, the screen can not be operated with gloves. Matix73: How is compared to the Samsung Wave? (For me very similar) lump a bit like Samsung Wave II and III but mostly the pictures. In fact, vary a lot. Monster is a lot more edgy. SerKanapka And as the photographs and filming movies you see something on them or look for another "calling the camera" if the system is stable or gave up on him to play some simple games even 2D, what about with LED notifications in the sense that if you can see anything at all wrong with her in the event of receipt of any notice, whether it is to listen to music from it at maximum volume, and how it performs in general is not so bad that there was nothing to see them 😉 It could be a lot better, but there is no drama, in good conditions, you can make a good photo and record a video. The very stable, rarely get any slowdown, simple games without a problem, 3D also give advice even some newer ones. Touch the middle button flashes when we notice. Worth a listen at maximum volume, so if someone likes 😉 Overall impression a plus. The ratio of what you get for the money is unbeatable today. Okami: Pinning down to the question … but I will ask for a test and comparison of the three phones: Pentagram Monster X5, GoClever Insignia 5X and his older brother without X at the end. Unfortunately I did not have to deal with Insignia while what, but when it comes to an older brother or a Monster X5 is better than him in every respect. Bigger and better screen quality, greater capacity battery, faster processor … Krzychu: And I have a question regarding recognition of numbers with the prefix of the country – came across the information that you have entered phone number with country prefix (48 or 0048) does not recognize the phone when calling to contact us and treated as a new number. Can somebody check it out just because I have a lot of contacts with different countries and for me is the key to have entered the country prefix. Is it the fault of Android or just this phone is such a thing? Checked it and there was a problem of which you speak. Phone numbers of books recognized both a prefix and without. Agasia24 And as the volume of rings and the display is it really so delicate? Volume of rings is ok, not too quiet or too loud. Phone editors had in over two weeks and nothing disturbing display has not happened.