Homtom S7: 5.5 inch Bezel-less Budget Phone
HOMTOM is a company known mostly for their tablets and GPS car navigation devices, but its offer has been recently expanded to smartphones. Meet Homtom S7 – a budget smartphone with an elegant design and a spectacular almost bezel-less screen that you can buy for just $99.
|CPU||MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz|
|Display||5.5 inchIPS, 1280 x 640 px|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Cameras||Front: 8.0MP, Back: 13.0 + 2.0MP|
|Size||15.07 x 7.17 x 0.89 cm|
|Box contents||1 x Smartphone, 1 x Back cover, 1 x Power supply, 1 x English manual, 1 x USB Cable|
Pros and Cons
- 5.5-inch bezel-less display
- Thin body and metallic frame
- Light and slim, easy to use with one hand
- Quite good cameras
- Fast-working fingerprint reader
- Best bang for the buck
- Rather obsolete Quad Core processor
Display and design
The 5.5-inch display is almost completely bezel-less and only a small area at the bottom and at the top is occupied by a microphone, camera and loudspeaker. This sensitive IPS touchscreen has an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and can display images at 1280 x 640 px. It’s not the best resolution, especially comparing to the flagships. At a lower resolution however, the display consumes much less energy, which saves battery.
This is definitely good looking phone. The metal casing is made from CNC polished metal and looks just perfect. Excellent design also features narrow bezels around the screen. The S7 is also very light and thanks to its slim body is comfortable to use even with just one hand.
Performance and possibilities
HOMTOM S7 has quite good performance and is designed for comfortable use in the typical applications: browsing websites, playing less-demanding games, watching videos online. The Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor is not one the fastest or the newest however, so this is not a high-end phone. But at least it has a quite a good graphics chipset – Mali T720 and 3 GB RAM, allowing for some multitasking.
The available amount of internal memory is 32 GB and that can be expanded using a MicroSD card, which works independently of SIM cards, so this phone can work in Dual SIM mode, Dual Standby (two Nano SIM cards) and with a memory card at the same time – feat not always seen in new devices.
The S7 has pretty good cameras for its price. The front camera has a fairly standard 8.0MP lens, allowing you to take nice selfie and video calls. The rear camera has a 13.0MP + 2.0MP dual lens designed to take pictures with selective background blur and F/2.0 aperture, which maximizes shutter speed and makes it easier to take good photos in low light. Photographs taken with this camera look sharp and clear, and if you are not 100% satisfied with your shots, included software allows you to retouch your photos in real time, or you can pick one of the special modes: face beautify, panorama, HDR and more. You don’t have to be a pro photographer to take good looking pictures with this phone!
We recommend HOMTOM S7 as an affordable and great-looking phone for everyone. This is one of the cheapest phones with an all-screen 5.5 inch display and it’s available on GearBest for a limited time at a very low price of $99.99, with free shipping worldwide.