Philips Xenium devices have long been associated with a good battery and, accordingly, a long battery life without recharging. The company recently introduced a budget novelty Philips Xenium W3568 and in this review we will see how this device turned out. The smartphone can work with two SIM-cards and has a powerful dual-core processor.
Philips Xenium W3568 has a discreet look, like most budget models. In terms of dimensions, the device is slightly larger than its competitors, due to a more capacious battery. The upper and lower ends of the phone use matte coated plastic, reminiscent of the sensations of the Soft-touch coating.
At the top of the front panel there is a camera for video calls, as well as proximity and lighting sensors and a speaker protected by a miniature mesh.
Below the display are touch control buttons and a microphone hole. On the right side there is an on/off button for the device. The volume control is located on the left side. The buttons are quite comfortable, have a fairly large and distinguishable course.
The phone is assembled quite qualitatively, the parts fit tightly to each other and do not creak.
The size of the phone is 68×126.8×11.95 mm. The weight of the device is 137 gr.
Performance and software
The Philips Xenium W3568 smartphone is equipped with the well-known MediaTek MT6572 dual-core chip, the bus frequency of each core is 1.2 GHz. RAM in the phone 512 MB and 4 GB internal. The device is equipped with a Mali-400MP video module.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is installed on the smartphone. Among the programs that are initially installed on the phone, we should note the convenient TouchPal keyboard and the Xenium Club application store. Google services are also present in the phone. For its price category, the device works quite quickly. To work with various applications , the performance is quite enough, but games with high requirements may not run on this model.The phone transmits speech perfectly, the interlocutor is heard loud and clear. You can install two SIM cards in your smartphone, since there is only one radio module, then when using one SIM card, the second one will be blocked. The smartphone has a high-quality Wi-Fi module that keeps the signal well. But GPS, it works with minor problems, the satellite search occurs long enough, and the signal is lost.
The smartphone works in the networks of the GSM 900/1800/1900 standard, as well as on the Internet - 3G.
Antutu performance test Benchmark.
In the PHILIPS Xenium W3568 model, a TFT display of 4 inches and a resolution of 800x480 pixels is installed. The image detail of the display is good, but as for the brightness and corners of the reviews, it is frankly, the weak side of the model. The image is poorly visible in the sun.
The smartphone has two cameras: front and main. The resolution of the matrix of the main chamber 3 mp, and the frontal 0.3 mp. The main chamber can record HD video format, this is a unambiguous plus Philips Xenium W3568, But as for the pictures, they although they do not differ in special quality, but are quite acceptable if you consider the inexpensive price of the device.
Battery capacity installed in the model - 2000 mAh. The filling of the phone is designed in such a way as to reduce power consumption as much as possible. This is enough that, with the average activity of use, the device worked for about two days. When watching a video, the phone will work without recharging about 5 hours. According to the manufacturer's applications, the phone works thirteen hours in conversational mode, and in standby mode for about 500 hours.
If we consider the price-category models about five thousand rubles, then in our majority they are completely inferior to Philips Xenium W3568. By purchasing this budget model, the buyer receives a phone that holds the battery well enough and has excellent performance and functionality. From the weaknesses of the phone, you can highlight the weak brightness of the screen, the image of which is poorly visible during bright sunlight.
The average price of the apparatus in Russia is about 4500 rubles.