The power within.
The smartphone market is currently saturated, considering the plethora of brands available. Especially with Android smartphones, you tend to see a new brand every now and then. We’ve played with Innjoo products before, and this new model that they have seems like a top of the line smartphone until you see it’s price: it’s only 399 AED.
Smartphones in this price range are usually entry level – so you can expect some lag and slowdowns when using the device. That’s not the case with the Innjoo Fire LTE, in fact, for it’s price, this is a very capable smartphone.
It’s design may seem reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 5, but its premium look and feel is what makes it stand out from the crowd. The dual SIM Innjoo Fire LTE is powered by a quad-core processor along with 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of memory which you can expand to 128 GB using the micro SD card slot.
The display comes in at 5.5-inches with a 720p resolution which surprisingly looks good. It supports a removable 3600 mAh battery which you can charge using the micro USB port that is also used for data connections.
The smartphone supports LTE, and also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth but interestingly no NFC. The top part houses the 3.5 mm audio jack. Even with a big screen the Innjoo Fire LTE is easy to use on one hand, though the glossy finish at the back tend to attract a lot of fingerprints and tends to be slippery at times.
The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is rare for smartphones at this price. Even with the midrange specifications, the Innjoo Fire LTE still manages to breeze through the operating system with minimal to no lag. Games usually run fine, it starts to struggle with more graphics-intensive apps.
Phone calls are generally good and at times loud, but that could be a good thing for some users. I also didn’t have any problems browsing over LTE on it.
The 13-megapixel camera takes very okay shots – colors are generally good especially during daylight shots. Night shots are a little noisy, which can sometimes be fixed with the built-in flash. It’s not the best performing camera, but it is perfectly acceptable considering its price.
The 3600 mAh battery is great, and I managed to get through a full work day using Innjoo Fire LTE without ever needing a charger. Since it’s removable, you can easily change the battery just in case it becomes faulty, or simply pop in a second one as a back up.
399 AED is definitely a great price for the Innjoo Fire LTE. It isn’t the best, but for it performance and price, it stands out as one of the decent Android smartphones available.