I have not had in our editorial Prestigio brand phone. The last was tested well over a year ago DUO 5400 model, which in addition to an attractive price had virtually nothing to offer. Today we will check handset that promises to be much better. Before you affordable, photo smartphone Prestigio Muze E3.
Housing and workmanship
Muze E3 looks very nice. Design is modern yet elegant. If it were not heavily exposed manufacturer's logo (which I liked not accounted for) it would be even better. At the first contact with the unit difficult to guess, that E3 only costs less than 500 zł. On the plus side should also include the fact that the phone has its own distinct style and not just another copy of solutions mainstremowych brands. The device is designed in a thoughtful way – has a nice body and is comfortable to use, despite the large frame surrounding the screen. Despite the considerable weight as plastic equipment (165 g), the smartphone did not feel at all in your hand and the buttons are placed with intuitive physical locations. You can not have major objections to quality. The phone is made of plastic, but I have no negative comments to any of the materials that make up the structure of a removable model Muze E3. Of particular note is the rear flap, whose curious invoice is not quite that looks nice, then this prevents the accumulation of dirt and the formation of cracks. The fitting housing is almost perfect – it is rigid, there is no creaking under the pressure, and the buttons on the side edge of the well, "sit "in place.The phone is equipped with standard two-wire connector – 3.5mm audio and micro USB. They are located on the same edge, but at a great distance from each other so there is no possibility to collide.
The image is displayed on a 5.3-inch IPS matrix. It has a HD (1280×720), resulting density of pixels at 277 dpi. The picture is very nice, saturated colors and detail sufficient for less demanding users. The viewing angles are very wide, which is typical for the matrix of IPS. In every direction and at every degree of deviation of colors retain their natural hue (slightly shifted toward the cool colors)Scale to adjust the brightness of the display is acceptable, but does not guarantee a perfect comfort. The minimum value is too high – 52 cd / m 2 can interfere with the night. With maximum backlight, our Calibrator recorded 429 cd / m2 – a lot, but not until the end of this translates into practical visibility in strong sunlight, which is rather average. The touch pad supports 5 points touch. Its operation is seamless – responds to all commands properly, even with light muśnięciach.
To power the device, the lithium-ion battery with 2500 mAh capacity. Theoretically, a value suitable for the equipment of such parameters and our tests confirm this thesis. In moderately intense cycle, you can count on two days of use, and attached great importance to saving up to 3 days. These are exactly the performance, which I would expect the affordable mid-range device. As you can see in the chart below, the equipment in some tests the Meizu wins M2, which is a kind of benchmark in this price range. [test slug = "accumulator" virtual = "conversation, video-wifi-off 3g internet, internet-wifi, loading-ac" product_id = "21,356.21366"]
Photographic smartphone for 500 zł? Sounds great, but is it really the device has a predisposition to call them this way? Muze E3 features a 13-megapixel main camera. The manufacturer does not specify which is the production of a sensor, but it can be assumed that it is one of the models by OmniVision. With the technical details we know about the camera only that the aperture is f / 2, and the focal length is 4 mm.Shoots default is slightly modified standard, android application. The program has a classic range of features and settings. This refers to the possibility of adjusting parameters such as: exposure value, white balance, resolution and ISO. There are also several modes such as panorama mode, beautiful face and mode of animated pictures. As part of expanding the possibilities of photographic equipment added only useless bubble level, called a gradiometer setup.
Photos taken in a very good light conditions come out decently. The amount of detail is a large, well-adjusted exposure value, and color similar to the real one. Unfortunately, the occurrence of any deviation from the norm in terms of lighting, the unit has a big problem with setting the proper sensitivity and shutter speed. When the light is too much, photos often come out strongly overexposed, and when is it too little, it's easy to noise and blurred image. In terms of night phone very sparingly adjusts the ISO value. In order to improve visibility to choose the appropriate setting manually, although the higher the drastically deteriorating detailed photographs. On a large praiseworthy for a triple LED Illuminates whose power and neutral coloration to a much more wanting to shoot a night scene.
Videos presents similar quality as the photos. Prestigio Muze, peak E3 is 1080p at 19 frames per second. In this configuration, the video is satisfactorily details, but liquidity leaves much to be desired. Optimal setting seems to 720p at 30 fps. / Sec. Then, you watch movies quite nicely even on the screen much larger than 5 inches.
Photographs type selfie execute a 5-megapixel with LED illuminate the system. Unfortunately, despite promises, the manufacturer does not it nice pictures, or at least they do not look good if you watch them on a larger screen. Photographs except that they are not detailed, it is often unnatural yellowed. The same is true of the video, which I think is only suitable for emergency widerozmów when we do not have the possibility of using another device.
The quality of voice chat
Phone calls are a strong side of the handset. The speaker is loud enough, and a single microphone performs well its function. Dialer application is not in any way changed relative to the default. This is regarded as a plus, because at least you know what to expect and where to find the relevant functions.
Main speaker located in the lower part of the rear wall of the housing by a dedicated box. Unfortunately, it emits relatively quiet sound, also not very good quality. He lacks both the low and high tones. The maximum volume which registered our decybelomierz is 83 dB.
The device is equipped with two slots for a SIM card. They can only work in stand-by mode, so when the one we call the other automatically becomes temporarily disabled.
Connectivity and GPS
The single module is WiFi and works in b / g / n. Even in the most challenging of our tests (the phone was on the floor below than the router) has us even one bar coverage. The phone does not support this technology for streaming live video miracast. [test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "21356"]module GPS (with A-GPS) catches the signal in about a minute, but unfortunately his accuracy leaves something to be desired. As you can see in the above screenshot, the phone not accurately locates it can serve only as an emergency car navigation.
Built-in Memory and OTG
The phone does not support OTG. Excluded it is therefore connect any external accessory by wire. Internal phone storage has a capacity of 8 GB, to use remains exactly 4.79 GB. That's definitely not enough, especially as smartphone theoretically be used for shooting. Meanwhile, just install some larger applications and device already reported lack of space. Fortunately, there is the possibility of installing the memory card using a micro SD slot. As we checked, the phone supports media up to 128 GB (we tested Kingston 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-1 Class10 ). On this space, you can move some data applications installed.
Performance and System
Telephone system based on MediaTek MT6582M, which represents a typical low shelf. The quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and a Mali-400 graphics MP2 with a 1-gigabyte RAM, this configuration now encountered only in the cheapest devices.Performance tests also position the phone at the bottom of the table. Does the use of components leciwych much can be felt in everyday use? Fortunately not. The phone cope quite well with simple tasks and operating system applications. If we do not go too much strain and overuse of multi-tasking should be a sufficient solution for less demanding users. [test slug = "android-antutu-6" product_id = "21,356.21366"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "21,356.21366"] Traditionally, on the phone a few popular games installed to check the practical performance components. Muze E3 fired all three positions – Asphalt 8 Dead Trigger 2 and Angry Birds GO! and at all as comfortable gameplay it was possible. In the first game, however, it was subject to adjustment on the lowest graphical detail. Almost certain is that it will be the same with every more advanced title. [test slug = "3dmark" virtual="3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "21,356.21366"] We have installed on your program MX Player with the latest codecs package. Most of our test files opened, but liquidity problems already appeared at some 1080p files.
– 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; – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (lack of liquidity). The unquestionable advantage of using less sophisticated components is a big comfort when it comes to temperature. Even under heavy load the phone system does not warm significantly, and as a housing remains cool all the time. [temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21356"] The phone runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in almost pure form. "Almost" because traditionally the manufacturer decided to add from one another good dozen applications that unfortunately, most of which are useless or available for free download in the Play Store. Graphic design remained mostly default, only slightly tweaked the camera application, which I mentioned earlier. The interface works with generally stable, and a nice surprise is the absence of errors and omissions in translation.
Summary and evaluation
Prestigio Muze E3 is the correct phone, which, however, nothing special stands out. In less than 500 zł we get a good-looking equipment with the basic components, relatively good camera (in this price of course), but with very little internal memory and no LTE connectivity. Is that an attractive offer? Yes and no. On the one hand direct competition at this price offers virtually the same, on the other hand, outside appearance (which is an undisputed advantage of the product under test) does not see any strong argument for which of the several devices with very similar specifications I had to choose just Prestigio Muze E3. Moreover, around the corner lurks the Meizu M2, which is only a few dozen gold more expensive, and virtually every respect better.[temperatura2 product_id = "21356"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21356"]