M-HORSE Pure 3: Affordable smartphone with Helio P23 processor
M-HORSE is a smartphone manufacturer from China that makes reasonably good devices, often copying proven hardware solutions from better known brands. Currently, M-HORSE has two product lines: Power – big battery phones and Pure – fast smartphones with good performance. The latest Pure 3 is out now and if you’d like to find out more about its features, go on and read our review.
M-HORSE Pure 3: Features
|Display||5.7 inch, 1440 x 720 px|
|CPU||64-bit MTK6763 Octa-Core 2.0GHz|
|Internal memory||64 GB|
|Cameras||Front: 80MP + 5.0MP, Back: 13.0MP + 5.0MP|
|SIM Cards||Dual SIM, Dual standby, 1 Micro SIM + 1 Nano SIM|
|Size||15.10 x 7.28 x 0.87 cm|
|Box contents||Cell Phone: 1|
Power Adapter: 1
SIM Needle: 1
USB Cable: 1
M-HORSE Pure 3: Pros and Cons
- Large 5.7 inch display
- Quite fast processor and 4 GB RAM
- Above-average battery
- Dual front and rear camera
- Pure Android 7.1 (Android 8 update TBA)
- Good opportunities in relation to the price
- Limited screen resolution
Performance and Display
Considering the price, there’s some really decent hardware configuration here. New version of Helio P23 processor based on 64-bit architecture works extremely well and the user interface is lighting fast. You can run even the most demanding apps and latest games on Pure 3, and with 4GB RAM this smartphone can handle even advanced multitasking like more than twenty browser tabs open at the same time without any slowdown. 64 GB RAM allows you to store more than 20,000 photos or thousands of MP3 songs, and if that’s not enough for you, you can add a MicroSD card with the maximum supported capacity of 256 GB.
Watching videos or playing games is a pure pleasure, because the 18: 9 bezel-less widescreen is a 5.7 inches big, and is finished with 2.5D glass. Its only disadvantage is relatively limited resolution of 1280 x 720 px, but this allows it to reduce overall power consumption, so it drains battery at a slower rate. This phone works under vanilla Android 7.1, so you can install apps from Google Store without restrictions, and what’s important, the manufacturer announced firmware upgrade to Android 8 available in near future. There is also fast 360-degree fingerprint reader that can unlock your phone in 0.1 seconds.
M-HORSE Pure 3 supports a wide range of mobile communications protocols and wireless network. Fast 802.11b / g / n WiFi allows you to conveniently connect to the web at home, at work or in a café, and support for the latest LTE Cat 6 makes it possible to get up to 300 Mbps on GSM network. High speed internet access everywhere you go!
Camera and Battery
Dual lens cameras are located both at the front and at the back. SONY sensor used in the 13.0MP + 5.0MP rear camera allows you to take great photos with a depth of field bokeh effect and with a properly-reproduced color palette. The latest CCU (Camera Control Unit) automatically adjusts the exposure and focus to current lighting conditions and the distance, while the multi-frame noise reduction filter improves the quality of your pictures by taking a series of shots and composing a perfect photo.
The 8.0MP + 5.0MP front camera allows you to achieve the perfect selfies, thanks to the wide-angle 130 degree lens covering an extremely large FOV, as well as through Face Beauty 2.0 filter system, which can correct skin imperfections here and there to easily get that Instagram celebrity look.
The 4000 mAh battery has definitely above-average capacity and lasts approximately 2 days of active work. It runs under the control of CorePilot 4.0 software which reduces energy consumption by smart power and temperature management and turning off unused apps.
Design and build quality
This great looking phone owes its look to designers hailing from Italy. They managed to make a lightweight and elegant phone, which is despite its big screen and solid battery handles quite well and weighs only 149 g. It can easily be operated with one hand only, and 2.5D curved protective glass brings to mind much more expensive smartphones. We also really like the red, almost maroon hue of the case (standard black is available for more conservative buyers), which is color not often found in smartphones.
M-HORSE Pure 3 is a nice looking budget smartphone for everyone. It works great for work and for private use and it’s fast too. It also has a good battery and a large display, so you’ll enjoy movies and Android games. This smartphone is capable of making any task and is inexpensive, introducing numerous upgrades in relation to its previous iteration, Pure 2. In its price category (below $200) you won’t find much better phone than M-HORSE Pure 3!