We test TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite. Smartphone, which costs less than 500 gold and tempts the fingerprint reader, good processor and interesting, elegant appearance. Is it worth buying this phone? Feel free to read the Neffos X1 Lite review.
I recently tested TP-Link Neffos X1 Max, which proved to be a successful device, so I decided to get another phone from TP-Link. This time I 'm checking out what the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is worth , which is priced at 499 gold , and thanks to promotion up to September 30 you can get a gift in the form of an energy bank or Bluetooth speaker. Is the Neffos X1 Lite a smartphone worth recommending? Here's his review.
Housing and appearance
TP-Link Smartphones from the Neffos X1 family are very similar to each other. Recently I had the opportunity to test the Neffos X1 Max, so after unpacking the X1 Lite I experienced a little déjà vu . Fortunately, this was a positive teaching, because the design of these phones I like, as well as the quality of workmanship. The TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is an inexpensive model, so the manufacturer decided to save on metal, replacing it with a rugged, matt plastic material.Fortunately, they are plastics of excellent quality , pleasant to the touch and well tolerated adversity of fate. All components are perfectly matched, including a switch and a volume control bar – both are located on the right side. On the top edge there is an additional microphone and a 3.5mm jack, and a bottom speaker, a microphone for calls and a microUSB port. The manufacturer added two more screws to suggest the presence of metal. The rear panel theoretically consists of two different sections, one of which appears to be the battery cover. Do not be fooled – you will not be able to open it to gain access to the link. At the top of the flip flap is a vertical, gently projecting camera frame, dual LED and fingerprint reader. Under these elements was a place for the Neffos logo. We have yet another front to discuss. Of course, it's a 5-inch screen with touch-sensitive Android handsets, a speakerphone and a self-portrait or video camera. The whole protects against curved glass which is difficult to scratch but very easy to get dirty.
On phones for around 500 zlotys most often you will find quad-core processors such as Snapdragon 425 or MediaTek MT6735 / MT6737. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the information on the MediaTek 6750 on the box of the model tested. It is made up of eight Cortex-A53 Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz cores and a Mali-T860 GPU. This system can be associated with the LG K10 (2017) and in this price class it is really decent. Type = "single" product_id = "pcmark-android-work" type = "4" title = "PC Mark" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title = "AnTuTu"] [test slug = "android-antutu-6" order = "desc" selected = "22378" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162, 22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" 3DMark "] [test slug = "3dmark" = "2200" T-Rex "] [test slug =" gfxbench-fps "order = "Desc" selected = "22378" type = "single" virtual = "t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232 </ P> <p> Type = "single" virtual = "manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22138,22140,22008,21800,22228,22012,21780,22378"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] Applied MediaTek is The equivalent of the Snapdragon 430, which can be found on many mid-range models such as the Lenovo K6 Note or ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie, so on phones that are noticeably more expensive. The overall efficiency of the Neffos test is good ; Most applications load at decent rates, and the performance is practically impeccable. The system manages RAM well (2GB). The phone slows down only when you are tired of several processes at once. Still, the culture of work deserves praise – in this price class you can find much weaker and slower equipment. The graphics system is the Mali-T860, which works with HD resolution, giving you decent performance . Benchmarks show that TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is better at gaming than twice as expensive Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Most Google Store titles run smoothly on average details (occasionally high). It is difficult to have any reservations, keeping in mind the price of the reviewed device.
Among the cheap Android smartphones dominate the 5-inch screen, and the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite can boast of that. The Smartphone presents content in HD (1280×720), so the sharpness of the displayed image is good – at this price it's hard to ask for more. [Test slug = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22378" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214, 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,21780,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Minimum brightness "] [ Test slug = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN" order = "asc" selected = "22378" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470 22228,22232,21780,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] The IPS matrix used by the manufacturer is characterized by a maximum illumination of 384 d / m2. This is an average value that only provides acceptable visibility in full sun . When the light is too much, the screen needs to look hard. Fortunately, there is no need to cover his hand. The minimum backlight is good, because we have to deal with 8 cd / m2, so the light does not hurt the eyes.In my opinion, the biggest problem with the display of the model being tested is poor color reproduction. The sRGB palette coverage is 78%. Different colors lack saturation, and in settings we will not find any way to change this state. We get an eye protection mode , which is a blue light filter. It is worth using it, because by default the white is gently flabby.
13-megapixel main camera (f / 2.0) and 5-megapixel front camera – this is the photo-base of the smartphone I tested by TP-Link. This is a typical set in this class. We can operate the cameras with the same application that we find in the Neffos X1 Max. It is simple to use and low in options, so it's perfect for Sunday photographers. Cheap smartphones are not masters of photography and TP- Link Neffos X1 Lite is not the same. Sensitive image quality can only be obtained in such lighting in which the light has neither too much nor too little. I also advise you to hold the phone firmly in your hand and manually set the focus point, because autofocus has problems with it, despite the support from the phase detection (PDAF). Each approximation of the individual elements makes it clear that the number of recorded details is small. Unfortunately, the Neffos X1 Lite is a very average photo-simulator – our TOP-10 photo phones will not catch up. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agm-UmhIG0k We will record video content up to Full HD . Frankly, I like them much more than pictures, because they are sharper, and the colors are more saturated. The detail is also better, and the fluidity deserves praise. In this case, it gives you a plus. The camcorder on the front offers HDR, a make-up function, and the ability to light up the screen. You have to admit that the manufacturer took care of selfieManiaKow. The quality of the photos themselves is good and can be shared with friends without any complexity.
The 2550 mAh battery in the 5-inch smartphone promises an average running time per charge. What does the practice say? [Test wrench = "4" title = "normal use"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "22378" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214, 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [test slug =" battery "= Battery-trex" type = "single" product_id = "22214,22154,22002,21966,21968,21772,21752,21910,22228,22232,22262,22322, 22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Load time "] [test slug =" battery "virtual =" charging-ac "order =" desc "selected =" 22378 "type = Single "product_id =" 22214,22154,22002,21966,21968,21630,21772,21752,2191221910,22228,22232,22262,22322,22338,22378 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] In my case TP-Link Neffos The X1 Lite barely did, but nevertheless withstood a working day on a single charge . The average screen time is 4 hours on LTE and 5 hours on Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, it's hard to talk about exaggerated comfort here, because in the early evening I had to restrain myself and limit the use of certain activities such as playing games or taking photo shoots that take up a lot of battery power. Less demanding people who primarily focus on conversations, exchange of messages or occasional web browsing should not have such problems, though daily encounters with the charger will be a necessity. As already mentioned, the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite loads to full in less than 2 hours.
Fingerprint reader on the phone for less than 500 gold is a very rare phenomenon, so its presence in the peer-to-peer device can be considered plus arguments. It is located on the back panel and works well enough to be comfortable to use. The scanner is active, so it awakens the smartphone when it is fingered.TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite gives us the ability to use two SIM cards at once (in standby mode). Unfortunately, the slot is hybrid, so using Dual SIM is only possible if you do not upgrade the memory. We get 10.5GB. The smartphone supports microSD cards up to 128GB, which I personally confirmed. Another option for memory expansion is the OTG accessory , but to a limited extent – the refurbished hardware handles flash and FAT32. The quality of the phone calls is good, and Neffos has no problems with network coverage. The conversation speaker might have been slightly louder, but in most situations the caller was able to hear enough. The multimedia loudspeaker is also not overly loud, but it is pure game. The sound quality on the headphones is unfortunately low. Communication facilities are typical for this class of equipment, with minor exceptions in the form of Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n at frequencies of 2.4 and 5 GHz . Operation of this second channel is not always so obvious – ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is not even noticeably expensive. Too bad TP-Link did not go one step further and did not implement NFC technology. Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio, Miracast and GPS with GLONASS are also available. All this works well, including navigation, which works exactly as you would expect, ie stable and efficient.
TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite works under Android 7.0 Nougat , which has been modified with the NFUI 2.0.0 overlay. [Gallery ids = "741290,741292,741294,741296,741298,741300,741302,741304,741306,743010,741304,741306,741310,741314,741316"] The interface prepared by the manufacturer changes the green robot primarily visually. Added support for themes and several different personalization options (changing screen transitions), reboot bar, and application drawer removed. Of the added features, the most important are those found in the comfort settings, where you get the option to change the function keys under the screen, the floating button, double double click, or glove mode.
Summary and evaluation
Advantages of TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite
TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite can boast of very good quality and design of all elements. The plastic used is a good metal pretzel and does not appear cheap. The strong point of the TP-Link is a decent GPU processor that stands out in this price class. Its combination of 2GB of RAM and well optimized software ensures sufficient speed and smooth operation . Among smartphones cheap is not at all obvious. The Neffos X1 Lite also includes a powerful, active fingerprint reader and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support.
TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite defects
The TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite has disappointed me in three fields. The manufacturer's praise for the camera turned out to be very mediocre and in fact it only rescues him surprisingly good video quality. The screen could also be better because all its parameters are at the most acceptable level, and even at this price it is a little bit. The last minus is the sound quality on the headphones.
Is it worth to buy the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite?
Given all the pros and cons, I think the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is a smartphone worth recommending . When buying a cheap Android phone you have to be ready for compromises and in my opinion the manufacturer has very reasonably balanced them. The disadvantages are not critical, because the average screen and camera is a common phenomenon in devices for less than 500 gold, and the X1 Lite defends itself with good work culture, robust workmanship and a fingerprint reader. It's a good purchase for the economy and a solid competition for Xiaomi Redmi 4A. [Temperature2 product_id = "22378"]