Vernee Active: Tough Nut with a Powerful Hardware
We are kinda used to the fact, that rugged phones aren’t among the fastest nor prettiest smartphones on the market. They are designed for heavy duty jobs, so they don’t need to win the beauty contest nor will they have the most powerful processor or spectacular display. The latest Vernee Active could convince us that it doesn’t have to be this way: it perfectly combines high performance with resistance to shock and extreme weather conditions.
Vernee Active: Features
|CPU||MTK6757 Octa Core 2.39GHz|
|Display||5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 px|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|Cameras||8.0MP front and 16.0MP back|
|Sensors||E-compass, Lighting, Gyroscoper, Gravity, Proximity|
|Waterproofing||IP68, 1.5 m|
|SIM Cards||Dual SIM, Dual Standby, 1 Nano SIM + 1 Nano SIM|
|Size||15.60 x 8.00 x 1.12 cm|
|Box Contents||1 x Smartphone, 1 x English Manual, 1 x Charger, 1 x SIM Needle, 1 x USB Cable|
Vernee Active: Pros and Cons
- Excellent performance, lots of RAM and a big screen
- Works at -30 to +60 degrees Celsius
- Strong battery with the VOS function
- NFC support
- Nice cameras
- Despite its ruggedness, it’s not that heavy
- Older Android version
Performance and touchscreen
Vernee Active is not a pushover when it comes to speed and display capabilities. It can match some flagships, thanks to the Helio P25 Octa Core processor clocked at 2.39 GHz and as 6 GB RAM. There is also plenty of space for your files, with 128 GB internal memory. The only drawback is the lack of the latest Android 8.0, but version 7 works stably and is proven – and maybe that’s most important feat when it comes to rugged phones.
The large 5.5-inch screen can display in 1920 x 1080 px and has excellent contrast and good brightness, which makes it possible to use it in direct sunlight. You can watch videos or browse websites that’ll load absolutely smoothly and it works without any hiccups with dozen of browser tabs open at the same time.
Ruggedness and water resistance
Vernee Active has the most impressive temperature range that we’ve seen. It works without any problems in the freezing temperature of -30 degrees to desert heat at +60 degrees Celsius, so you can take it with you to any journey. The housing is protected by a special anti-shock cover and touchscreen is shielded by Gorilla Glass which could prevent from scratching or breaking display. It can be dropped on a hard surface from 1.5 meters height, without suffering any damages.
As a rugged smartphone it is of course also waterproof with IP68 certification. This protection also provides 99% resistance to dust (and so it will appeal to people working on the construction sites, in the workshops, etc.), as well as mud. The safe limit of water resistance is an immersion to depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
The battery has potent capacity of 4200 mAh, and the charger supports the Quick Charge function, but that’s not all. Designers have thought about travelers spending time in the wilderness far away from the grid, and Vernee Active has a special VOS mode that can be turned on with one button, which extremely limits energy consumption – at the expense of slowing down the phone and turning off many less-needed functions. This allows it to work up to 580 hours in standby. You won’t run out of power when you need it most!
There is also a whole range of useful sensors, which are especially handy during outdoor escapades, such as an e-compass or dual GPS + Glonass navigation system, so you won’t get lost with this even in the Amazon rainforest. But If you explore more often urban jungle, Vernee Active also supports the NFC function, which allows contactless payments in stores or public transportation.
You won’t find other rugged smartphone that is as fast like Vernee Active. Combination of a powerful processor, energy-efficient VOS mode and toughness makes it a device that you can take on any journey and that won’t let you down. Buy it with free shipping at GearBest or in other Chinese online stores!