CityTone Vision, although it is clearly a low-cost device, it's still the best phone on offer Colorovo. Is it worth to be interested in this model? We checked.
HOUSING / WORKMANSHIP
Simple elegance and colorful madness
Brand Colorovo is known attach much importance to the appearance of the devices. CityTone model 4.7 is the best example. Although we are dealing with equipment from the lowest shelf, the phone pleases the eye. The kit manufacturer provides up to four, colorful, interchangeable flaps defining the rear of the housing. As a result, depending on the occasion, we will be able to change the look of your phone with the classic, a stylish black and white, or a more daring blue or yellow. Behind this possibility should be Colorovo praise. The body of the device is the classic shapes of standard dimensions (138 x 68 x 7.8 mm) with respect to the diagonal of the screen. The device nicely in the hand and is very handy. The casing is made entirely of plastic. Back Cover is a nice, dull, slightly rubberized material with good properties. Does not collect too much dirt, it is pleasant to the touch and resistant to minor scratches. Side edges of said flap which in addition to does not overlap, also creates a rounded, glossy frame. This item seems to be more prone to minor damage. Representing almost the entire front panel of the phone looks like a glass plate, but high susceptibility to deflection suggests that we are dealing here, however, with the plastic. Hence, with the use of the front of the device can collect a lot of scratches. The fitting housing parts is very good. There are no noticeable backlash, yet you do not hear the creaking of compression. You can complain for it on the stiffness of the structure, which is surprisingly easy to bend to a dangerous degree. Does not raise my confidence also strongly protruding camera lens, which, by its specific location is more vulnerable to various injuries. Two wire connector (mini-jack 3.5 mm and a micro USB) are located on the top edge of the phone, just guaranteeing freedom to use both at the same time.
4.7-inch IPS screen probably will appeal to less demanding users. Color reproduction is good, and the resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (giving at the diagonal density equal to 234 px / inch) provides sufficient focus to be able to, as far as comfortably surf the web. Viewing angles, as befits an IPS panel, are wide, although there is a slight color fading when changing perspective. The biggest advantage is the scale of the screen backlight adjustment, the width of which equals the one of last year's flagowców. The difference between the extreme points is up to 500 candelas: minimum of 10 cd / m2 (to use the phone in the dark does not bother the eyes), while the maximum backlight power is up to 531 cd / m2 for which we do not have to worry about readability in sunlight . Unfortunately, if you wanted to read the optimistic one more warm words, this time with the touch panel, and move on – I have to disappoint you. Poor response to touch is in fact one of the biggest, if not the largest mobile ill. Smartphone often do not respond, or do it differently than we would like. Often, the keypad glass sliding your finger to scroll the list, digitizer interprets this as a single touch and runs one of the items. It also happens that the brush does not work and you have to "push" the screen, as in models of remembering the times of the era of retaining panels. It's hard to say whether this is a matter of our copy, or generally flawed model series. The fact is that touch on the phone limp and difficult to work with the device.
A small battery and performance below expectations
Colorovo CityTone Vision draws energy from a lithium-polymer battery with a modest capacity of 1500 mAh. Due to the very large-scale brightness adjustment, operating time on a single charge is heavily dependent on the brightness level that you set. In our tests traditionally imported luminance up to 120 cd / m2. Unfortunately, as you can see, even though it is only 1/4 of the scale, that's when the value of the results of the working time on a single charge is weak. With maximum backlight percentage of cell fill literally melts in your eyes. So if we want to survive without contact with the charger from morning to evening, we must first reduce the brightness of tight, but also wisely communication modules (and most do not play). [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "conversation, movies-wifi-off-3g internet, internet-wifi, communicator-fi, charging-ac" product_id = "20196"] Charging the battery lasts a long time, for almost two hours. The equipment can also be connected via USB cable connected to your computer, but it is noticeably more time-consuming process.
A native of the low budget tablet
The phone is equipped with two cameras. Unfortunately, none of them are of satisfactory quality. Main, located on the rear of the chassis has a matrix of 5 megapixels and doing a poor pictures, even in a favorable light. Photographs are often overexposed or grain visible on them. Focus also leaves much to be desired, even with correction for a relatively small amount of megapixels. In rough images are already poor, and the LED more useful as a flashlight. The video – surprisingly – looks better, but also to the ideal of him far. Movies at 1080p and 27 fps speed. / S are fairly smooth, and above all clear. In lower light, unfortunately, their quality deteriorates.
A sample video
front camera, a 2-megapixel sensor, not weapons but nothing longer. Both pictures and videos that are recorded therein, are of poor quality. Pictures are not sharp, and as in the case of the rear unit – grainy. The video is not clear and klatkuje regardless of whether the subject is moving fast or very slow. Camera application has a traditional interface for the default graphic overlay. Here we have only basic adjustable parameters such as: ISO, light metering, contrast, sharpness and flicker reduction. The speed of the application is acceptable.
Convenient but quiet
By tested the phone talking quite nicely. Lightweight and compact housing does not make any discomfort, even with longer holding the device at the ear. You may have some reservations about the work of the speaker. For he is far too quiet, so in difficult conditions can have difficulty understanding the caller. Microphone performs its function as it should. Phone application design does not differ from the one we know from the "pure" Android. Speech so nice, clear interface and good functionality.
Only basic applications
Is responsible for the performance of your system Broadcom BCM23550, whose backbone is a 4-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It is supported by the layout VideoCore IV HW and 1 GB of RAM. This is a typical, low-cost configuration, among other things, the current model GOCLEVER Quantum 400. Likewise, as well as there, the phone feels best in the system environment and simple applications. More advanced games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 launch himself, but only at the lowest detail and occasionally klatkując.device multimedia capabilities are adequate for its power. The phone can handle a maximum of restoring 720p video. 1080p is too much for the possibility of sub-assemblies, as evidenced by weak liquidity and numerous trim. [Wptab style = "4" title = "key test"] [test slug = "peacekeeper" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "3dmark" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "20196"]
– Mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 audio dual; – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p h264, 10Mbps, dts (no support for DTS); – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (illiquidity). [/ Wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "All tests"] [test slug = "peacekeeper" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "SunSpider" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "kraken "product_id =" 20196 "] [test slug =" quadrant "product_id =" 20196 "] [test slug =" android-antutu "product_id =" 20196 "] [test slug =" gfxbench-fill "product_id =" 20196 "] [test slug = "3dmark" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "anomaly-2" product_id = "20196"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "20196"]
– Mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 audio dual; – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p h264, 10Mbps, dts (no support for DTS); – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (illiquidity). [/ Wptab] [wptab_end]
SOFTWARE / FUNCTIONALITY
Pure Android 4.4 and Dual SIM or standard
The phone is running Android 4.4 KitKat in pure form. The manufacturer does not add anything of each other, in addition to the application to update OTA. The interface itself runs smoothly and there can be no objection to its optimization. The only thing that interferes with this – already mentioned when describing the screen – insensitive and not very accurate touchpad. CityTone Vision armed with a standard set of communication modules. GPS works well – it's as much as you can about him. Get the job done without any major problems. Single-lane system operating in a standard WiFi b / g / n has sufficient sensitivity, so that we get the signal wherever our friends from Lumiami and Xperiami. [Test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "20196"] phone, as expected, has neither the NFC, or LTE. We have two SIM card slots (micro and mini), both of which support the 3G network, but only one can be active at the same time. There were plenty of support for Aero 2 network. The phone supports USB OTG, so we can hook pointing device (eg. A mouse), or flash memory (for external drives can unfortunately forget). It must be remembered that the connected storage medium must be prepared in the format FAT32. Phone internal memory is only 4GB, part of which takes the system. Fortunately, there is the possibility of using a microSD card with a capacity of up to 128 GB! (Note: the manufacturer shall be granted only modestly to 32 GB) – we checked the model Kingston 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-1 Class10 . The test model has an external speaker, the bottom of the rear wall of the housing. Not only it is quite unfortunate positioned, it's the sound that brings with it is of poor quality. Exhibited only treble. Our registered volume measuring device at the level of 81 dB. The fact that the speaker is loud and in the case of an incoming call information to check out, but the music was completely inadequate.
SUMMARY / EVALUATION / OPINION
Nice bad beginnings …
Unfortunately, this saying perfectly captures the feeling of the tests CityTone Colorovo Vision 4.7 ". After removing the phone from the box, you can be impressed by a nice and well-made chassis that using the supplied flaps can be adjusted for each other. We liked the screen – but after a few hours of use the number of ills smartphone begins to overwhelm. Starting from the bad acting of the touch panel, which kept making the work with your phone, you must also come to terms with the average productivity and briefly holding the battery. It is not worth the high hopes associated with the camera, which is weak quality. If you count the nice appearance and good performance, it is worth taking the model Colorovo into account. Otherwise Take a look at the proposal of the competition – you can do better. [temperatura2 product_id = "20196"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "20196"]