The ECOO is a one of the many Android phones a little off the beaten path of smartphones. For me sometimes you need to investigate the other makers in order to see what envelopes they are pushing to break into the market.
- Screen Display Size 5.5 Inch
- Type IPS screen, capacitive screen
- Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD screen, 440PPI
- OS Android 4.4.4
- CPU MTK6752 64bit, Cortex A53 octa core, 1.7GHz;
- GPU: Mali760 MP2, 700MHz
- ROM 16GB
- RAM 3GB
The specs match up many current phones on the market today and in fact with 3GB of RAM and 440PPI you are getting the features that some of the highest end smartphones have. The OCTO Core is what the Samsung Galaxy S5 is using in the Asian version of the phone. Which their culture of phone use is far more demanding than standard US user being that their phones are a primary computing device. It is 64 bit providing that extra bit of computing power many are looking for in their phones theses days.
Storage is a little light at 16 gigs but you still have the ability to add an SD card and add another 32 gigs. I appreciate this. I can save some money and buy the phone with the 16 gigs but then not suffer as a result of that ability to add the SD card. The trend is going away from addable storage and that is not something I agree with. I can’t always afford to buy the largest phone so I need the ability to add storage.
The phone support your standard LTE so there will be no lack of speed there. It does not support AC for it’s wireless which is becoming more prevalent in phones but in my travels I don’t see many AC wireless networks I can use. So I really don’t see this as a negative until AC is rolled out a lot more what is the point in adding that more expensive piece of hardware to a device? No AC at work or home for me where I use WiFi the most so no need for me. You also have Bluetooth 4.0 which for me is more and more of a requirement in my mobile devices for streaming music or podcasts to a Bluetooth speaker.
It does have a 8.0 mega pixel front facing camera paired with a rear facing 16.0 mega pixel camera. Camera images and those selfies should come out pretty well. In many cases there is software that can assist in improving the images if needed and I really don’t look for the best image using any cell phone. I use the phone cameras more for those phone in the moment shots so this looks to be able to handle those situations for me. By no means am I a photographer of any ilk so your mileage may very.
So not being able to actually hold and use this phone I am going off of what i can find in reference to reviews of others and a general impression based on the specs I can find about the ECOO E04 then compare to what i know of other phones on the market. The E04 is on par with many of those phones out there in the same prices range. It looks solid and , like many, looks to be something easily and comfortably held in the hand. The 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 IPS screen should present everything clear and crisp. Movie should look great being pushed by the OCTO CPU and the 3 gigs of RAM without any jitterbugging or hesitation. Sound should be adequate for those movies and for your music or podcasts. I really can see anything the phone is lacking and is price at or below most you could pretty much compare to apples to apples.
So take a look at the ECOO E04 Plus Smartphone and see if it will fit your needs.