Review: The Juno Quatro from VeryKool is very cool

Review: The Juno Quatro from VeryKool is very cool

Review: The Juno Quatro from VeryKool is very cool

If you want the next big smartphone, but always check the price tag, then VeryKool is here to help you out. I was very lucky to be sent their “Phablet” model, the Juno Quatro. I am a bit of a snob when it comes to mobile phones. But I was blown away by the quality of this phone, the functionality and specs were great. Though it will never beat the M8, it is a good phone for people who want to branch out into the smartphone market, but want to avoid those costly contract deals.

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The S5511 Juno Quatro is a 5.5″ Android 4.4 phone, it’s big budget counterpart would be the Galaxy Note 4. Despite me branding it a budget phone, the specs are good enough to satisfy most people, with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera (capable of 720p recording) and a 2 MP front camera.

The 960 x 540 200 ppi IPS LCD display is great for day to day use, but may not work for people who require a crisp clear display. The only problem I had was the 4 GB of storage space, although to counter that the phone does have a card slot for microSD/T-flash cards up to 32 GB. I feel these have been done that was to significantly reduce the price. After using it for a couple of weeks, I would of been happy to use it as my daily driver. The storage is an issue, but with an SD card I was able to get passed that restriction. The screen was never an issue for me and I was able to watch cat videos till my hearts content.

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There is no 4G on this model, but this is common on budget phones. It’s 4G HSPA+ compatible, and also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Now being the UK I was only able to test the 2G speed. But other reviewers tested the phone on AT&T’s network in New York and saw download speeds of 7.39 Mbps and 1.64 Mbps up. The S5511 is a dual-SIM device, so it’s great for frequent travelers or anyone who uses 2 different sims.

The phone has a 2,300 mAh battery that provided up to seven hours of talk time. On testing I managed to get 6 hours out of it, this was playing games, looking at youtube etc. Standby I was able to get just over a day.

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The speaker grill on the back, is nothing compared to the HTC Boom sound. But actually sounded really good, the sound did start to go a bit static on the really high volumes. This is pretty standard though, and one on one viewing volume was fine.

The OS is a very lightly themed stock Android rom. Anyone who has used an Android phone before will know exactly where everything is. I counted only 3 bloat apps installed, and even those ones were a small footprint on the whole phone.

The back can be taken off and replaced with a number of different colours that are provided by VeryKool. This means that the battery can be taken out, which is a big plus point for me.

The size of the phone may put people off, but I was happily able to use the phone with one hand. The buttons are all located on the right side. Making it easy to unlock the phone and adjust the volume.

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Overall I fricken love this phone. The S5511 Juno Quatro’s greatest strength is its price, at $159 its a absolute steal. If you’re looking for a cheap big screen phone, then this would be the best choice. Its cheap price, big screen and average specs, makes it a great phone for those of us who aren’t interested in the next big thing.

Grab it from – https://www.verykool.net/Products/s5511

Owner of a rooted One and Nexus 7. Mostly write reviews of apps and any hardware I can get my hands on. I frequent Google+ and XDA-Developers.

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