Manta MSP96002G Forto 1 is a smartphone that you can buy for less than 400 zlotys. We are investigating whether it is a good choice for economical and less demanding users looking for a large screen phone.
Housing and appearance
Manta Forto 1 is a smartphone that's cheap at first glance. To create the casing the manufacturer used the plastic but tried to mask it by giving the frame a metallic look. This treatment went quite well and this element I appreciate high. The back flap is slippery and easy to get dirty and scratched . In addition, she was solidly folded only before her first photo, because after doing this action has been able to sense the play. The plus point is that we have free access to the battery. On the front we find really big, because the 6-inch screen , which is protected from damage to the plastic sheet to which the film was attached (next you will find in the set). She also tends to draw – even when extreme usage scenarios are avoided. The phone of course is huge and you should be aware of it.The appearance of the Manta MSP96002G Forto 1 resembles Samsung's smartphones , being something like Galaxu Note 3 with the Galaxy S5. Such a design may please. Under the screen, we find unlit Android function keys, which is clickable home. It's worth remembering that the multi-task button actually launches the context menu; The view of recently enabled applications can be started by holding the central key longer. The modules and ports are roughly typical. Over the screen we will find a webcam, proximity sensor, talk speaker and … LED illuminator, volume buttons and switch landed on the right edge, and the 3.5mm jack was located on the top edge, where it is accompanied by a microUSB port. This is a fatal place that can be felt while charging your phone. It is worth mentioning that the camera protrudes above the body of the device, so I would advise him to look at it.
The size of the smartphone Manta is large enough for a 6-inch display. One must admit that it distinguishes the tested equipment from the competition in this price range, where 5 "or less smartphones dominate. The panel has been made in IPS technology and is acceptable, unless there are overly large requirements. Maximum brightness of the backlight reaches 351 cd / m2, so readability in the bright sun is average, but in other scenarios comfortable enough. Just keep an eye out for manually setting it to maximum, because the light sensor is missing on the deck. The minimum luminance is 20 cd / m2, so if you are a fan reading after dark, then I recommend downloading a filter from the Google Play store. [Test slug = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22322" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214, 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,21780,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Minimum brightness "] [test slug =" Battery-screen "virtual =" TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN "order =" asc "selected =" 22322 "type =" single "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232 21780,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] The heart of the phone is the Mediatea layout, so you can find the Miravision feature in the settings, which allows you to modify the display parameters of the screen , of course, to a limited extent. You can include it. Turn up the colors, but that does not seem to matter, because even with the most intense setting, they are not particularly saturated. Sprites I would not call them, but rather few will be satisfied with them.The touch panel does not raise any objections, but it is worth remembering that it is only two points, so more complicated gestures can be problematic.
In basic phones for little money it is hard to expect powerful central units. Tested Manta is not surprising in this regard, because it works for the MT6580 Mediatek , with a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor (Cortex-A7) and graphics Mali-400. Interestingly, most popular benchmarks indicate that the CPU is clocked at 2 GHz and the GPU is Mali-500. Do not be fooled, it's a simple software trick. Type = "single" product_id = "pcmark-android-work" type = "4" title = "PC Mark" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" AnTuTu "] [Test slug = "android-antutu-6" order = "desc" selected = "22322" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140, 22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [test_lug =" 3dmark "order =" desc " Selected = "22322" virtual = "3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232, T-Rex "] [test slug =" gfxbench-fps "order =" desc "selected =" 22322 "type =" 222 " Single "virtual =" t-rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232,22012,21780,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab ] [ Wptab_end] The performance of the applied unit is archaic – at the end of the Mediatek the MT6580 has a few years of history and is built in the old technology. In synthetic tests it is hard to win against any rival, even the likes of the well-known Snapdragon 400. The graphics layout does not shine, though it does deal with straightforward titles, and with the more difficult it reduces detail settings to a minimum. In simple, everyday activities where we use basic applications, Manta Forto 1 does not irritate you . Animated sections are not particularly tiring and usually unnoticeable, but more demanding apples are running for a long time. I also did not encounter a situation in which a program was left out for unknown reasons, which can be counted on plus. It's a pity that only 1GB of RAM is fast on the board, which is quickly clogged, and switching between applications in the background involves a long wait for any response.
The photographic facilities offered by the Manta Forto 1 include an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED, and a 5 megapixel selfie camera, which also works with the diode.
[Gallery ids = "715264,715262,715260,715258,715256,715254,715252,715250,715248"]By running the camera app, I knew exactly what to expect – an old, ugly, non-intuitive program native to Android. For many years now. I have written many times that it should go away and I support it. In the vast majority of cases, a cheap smartphone means poor pictures – in average gusts. Manta Forto 1 is no exception here. Photographs made in good conditions are acceptable , although I would avoid as much as the fire of their enlargement. The best results will be achieved when you take pictures in close proximity to the subject, the person or the place you want to capture. Use as much as possible from HDR mode. Any deterioration in lighting conditions is a lethal enemy of the tested device, but that is to be expected. It is not a good photomann, but I know much worse. The video is recorded in Full HD resolution, but I feel that it is due to HD interpolation . Movies would also be bearable if not for pervasive artifacts, lack of any image stabilization, and fluency of just 15 fps. Below I have placed video material recorded with the Manta Forto 1 phone and a presentation of the capabilities of the camera. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh6iN8shPS0 Selfie pictures, if done under favorable conditions, are really fine – I am positively surprised. Without shame, you can use them on social networking sites. The only pity is that the beautification mode is not subtle and often smoothes not only the face but the area around it. The illuminating diode is a cool addition but absolutely useless because it is dramatically weak and does not even perform as a flashlight. [Gallery ids = "715244,715242,715240"]
When I first looked at Forte 1 technical specifications, I immediately noticed two things. First of all, the smartphone is 6 inches. Secondly, its battery can boast a capacity of 2200 mAh . Working time could not be a strong part of the tested model – and as it turns out, it is not. [Test wrench = "4" title = "normal use"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "22322" virtual = "product_id =" 22128,22214, 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [test slug =" battery "order =" Desc "selected =" 22322 "virtual =" battery-trex "type =" single "product_id =" 22214,22154,22002,21966,21968,21772,21752,21910,22228,22232,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab [Wptab style = "4" title = "load time"] [test slug = "battery" virtual = "charging-ac" = "desc" selected = "22322" type = "single" product_id = "22214,22154 22002,21966,21968,21630,21772,21752,2191221910,22228,22232,22262,22322 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] A full day on a single charge is practically unattainable, unless you do anything beyond talking and Writing text messages. When using a Wi-Fi network, it is possible to get to the early hours of the evening, so the permanently activated 3G (because LTE does not exist) can deplete the cell after a few hours. That is why I would advise you to purchase an extra battery that could help in emergency situations when you purchase to take advantage of the fact that we get free access to the battery. Using a low capacity cell has some kind of good side: fast charging time of about 1.5 hours.
Manta Forto 1 offers standard equipment for its class. The board features efficient Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and pretty good GPS. There is no LTE communications.As for the function of the phone is generally not bad. Only once did the recipient complain about the quality of the call. I can basically stick to a speaker that does not really handle in a really lively environment. On the plus side I have a full Dual SIM (standby) that does not force us to resign from memory expansion (up to 32GB with microSD). This is important because the manufacturer will allocate only 8GB of space to the user's files, of which about 5GB can be used. Unfortunately, there was no OTG service. Music features are an absolute minimum. The multimedia speaker is located on the back panel. The quality of the sound it produces is quite good, but the maximum volume does not catch up. The earphones are so low, so it is not a good choice for the economical music lovers.
Manta Forto 1 works under Android 5.1 Lollipop , a relatively old version of the system from Google. Low price is not an excuse, because similarly priced myPhone smartphones often can boast of Android 6.0 and it's official certificate, which ran here. There is also no chance of any updates, and not everything has been translated. [Gallery ids = "715306,715308,715314,715316,715318,715320,715322,715324,715326,715328,715330,715332,715334,715336,715338"] There is not much to describe here, as the features added by programmers can be described here. Count on the fingers of one hand. It is worth to pay attention to the gestures on the screen turned off and MiraVision technology. On board, we will not find any feature that makes sense to exploit the potential of the giant screen.
Many smaller manufacturers are trying to make the sales package more attractive by adding practical accessories. Manta adds a spare screen foil, a wipe cloth, a plastic case, and a USB cable charger.
Summary and evaluation
The Manta MSP96002G Forto 1 is a very inexpensive smartphone and you have to keep an eye out for this assessment, adjusting your expectations for the amount of cash spent on this equipment. What makes Forte 1 a plus? First of all, the phone works better than the specifications of this model. The basic processor and modest amount of RAM give you advice when using simple features, which is not the norm among the cheapest devices. This is probably due to pure Android, but unfortunately only in version 5.1 Lollipop, but not quite polished. The tested model also offers full Dual SIM, high-performance Wi-Fi or FM radio. Phablet looks pretty and has Android function keys under the screen, which is often considered an advantage. The producer can also boast of quite a rich set of sales. Forto 1 is set to stand out as the giant, with a 6-inch screen, rarely seen in this class of hardware. Its quality is really meaningful, and the HD resolution is a reasonable minimum, allowing for convenient use of the equipment.What went wrong? First and foremost, I was annoyed by the quality of this equipment. The quality of the plastics is mediocre and it is easy to get dirty and scratched. A battery that is low in capacity is often poorly written and is often unable to provide a full day of work on a single charge. Neutral I rate the camera – it is weak, but I know worse cases. Can I recommend the purchase of Manta Forto 1? Well, it's a smartphone for less than 400 zlotys – if you aim at that amount, you have to compromise and come to terms with some weaknesses. If you think Manta is well balanced with the pros and you are tempted by a 6 inch screen, you will be pleased with the purchase of Forto 1. [Temperature2 product_id = "22322"]