Explay Advance Review

Smartphone Explay Advance, supporting the operation of two SIM cards, was announced in August 2012 and in the same month appeared on the counters of Russian shops. The novelty has a relatively low price and relates rather to the class of budget devices, but still possesses good tactical and technical characteristics. In this review we will try to consider the main features of the smartphone.


Explay Advance is made in the classic for the smartphone of this price category: of the monoblock from inexpensive plastic. The front surface of the device almost completely occupies a TFT display, over which speaker is located, front camera and a light sensor, under it - microphone and touch control keys.

On the back of the device, you can see the head of the main chamber with the LED flash, as well as the dynamics holes. On the gadget sides are: microusb connector, the increase / decrease button, and on the upper end - the power button and the stereo headset button.

EXPLAY ADVANCE assembly is performed quite well: no special squeaks when working and the backlash is not observed. The device itself is very ergonomically: the case material is pleasant to the touch, work with the smartphone is comfortable.

Dimensions of the apparatus - 124x64x10.95 mm, and the weight is 143 gr.

Performance and software

Explay Advance based on 1-nuclear MTK MT6575 processor, PowerVR SGX 531 and 512 MB graphic accelerator of RAM. Similar characteristics can easily cope with most tasks: work with applications, "travel" over the Internet, play games (for example, angry birds or worms), watch video and listen to audio.

ADVANCE smartphone supports work Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and 3G networks. Then works running the modern Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The following applications are preinstalled in the gadget: browser, email client, video and audio player.

According to the technical documentation, the device has 4 GB of integrated memory, but when you check it through a smartphone, it is free to use only 2 GB, but it is not a special problem, as it can be expanded on 32 GB with The help of cards microSD.


In Explay Advance, a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display is installed using the TFT technology, with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The image quality is quite good (bright natural colors) and clear, but we note that the screen has small viewing angles and severe fade in the sunlight. Color reproduction - 16.78 million shades.


EXPLAY ADVANCE smartphone is equipped with a 5 megapixel base chamber with LED flash. Photos are obtained quite high quality (good sharpness, good color reproduction, etc.), but with a lack of lighting, the quality is significantly reduced, despite the presence of an outbreak.

The device also has a 0.3-megapixel frontal chamber for video communication, with which you can write video.


The gadget is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh, which, according to documentation should be enough for 200 hours of autonomous work in standby mode and up to 5 hours in talk mode. In practice, these indicators look much worse, the capacity of the battery during non-intensive use of the device has enough maximum day, and sometimes less. In general, the battery is, of course, a substantial minus of the smartphone.


Recommended Explay Advance price - 6990 rubles, although in some online stores The cost of the device is already below 6500 rubles.

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