HOMTOM ZOJI Z33 - budget IP68 smartphone, good battery, average performance - 118.5 $

Hello. From 23 (start at 12.00 in Moscow, along with the rest of the shares of Black Friday) on November 27 will be a discount on the new product - Homtop Zoji Z33. Typically, IP68 smartphones — that is, water-proof and shockproof — look like huge bricks, or they have an ancient processor, or they cost cosmic money. Designers and manufacturers of this miracle of technology tried to make a not very poor IP68 smart with a price of + - equal to the price of an ordinary smartphone with a similar filling. The price of this smartphone from competitors starts from $ 138, so the savings are more than 20 green (+ we also take the seller’s coupon on Ali). If you take the phone from a warehouse in Russia, then there will be a one-year warranty. By the way, the seller promises delivery within 20 days, otherwise a refund (rule of Aliexpress).

OTG support Yes
Device Type Smartphone
The number of sim cards 2 slots
Communication standard 2G: GSM: B2 / 3/5/8; 3G: WCDMA: B1 / 2/5/8; 4G: FDD B1 (2100MHz) / B3 (1800MHz) / B5 (850MHz) / B7 (2600MHz) / B8 (900MHz) / B20 (800MHz) / B28 (700MHz); TDD B38 (2600MHz) / B40 (2300MHz) / B41 (2500MHz)
4 core processor MediaTek MT6739 (1.5 GHz)
IMG 8XE 1PPC graphics processor (PowerVR GE8100)
Android 8.1 operating system
Built-in 32 GB memory
Support for microSD memory cards up to 256GB
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
FaceID Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Linear acceleration sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Light sensor Yes
Magnetic compass Yes
Fingerprint scanner Yes
5.85 dm diagonal
Display resolution 1512 x 720 HD + (Aspect ratio 19: 9)
IPS screen type
Samsung 16MP + 2MP Digital Camera (Dual Camera)
Media Player Yes
Front camera 13 megapixel
Support 4G / LTE Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth 4.0
Device power
Battery capacity 4600 mAh (non-removable)
Standby time 480 hours
Talk time 29 hours
Battery type Li-Ion
Additional functions
Built-in flashlight
Other Protection class: IP68 (waterproof, shockproof)
Protective case According to the manufacturer,polycarbonate case is designed to extinguish the energy from the blows. There is a minimum gap between all the joints, and inside the design provides special seals that will not allow moisture to sneak onto the device board. Protection confirmed by IP68 standard. That is, you can dive with a smartphone and take pictures under water. There is still some information on this device and I would not be in a hurry to heat my phone. Although it is better to check it right away, as long as it is “on Aliexpress’s warranty”.

Appearance The appearance of the device attractsattention screen with an aspect ratio of 19: 9 and a new-fashioned “eyebrow”, dual camera, fingerprint scanner and beautiful carbon texture of the back panel. Unfortunately, ergonomics are hard to praise. The impact on the use of phablet and IP68-protection, and capacious battery 4600mAh. But from such a battery is easy to get more than a dozen hours of active screen time. 5.85-inch OGS-screen resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels is good in terms of brightness and contrast. Of course, this is not a FHD screen, but this is not an ordinary smartphone.

Also, the screen is made by technology In-cell touch. Something similar to the SHARP screens - no air gap between the touch panel and the matrix. They promise a good picture with gorgeous viewing angles and color reproduction.

Productivity Mediatek MT6739, 3GB ProcessorRAM and video chip PowerVR GE8100 poorly suited for the most demanding games. Demanding games normally run at minimum settings. But for storing data, music and video, not only 32GB of memory is allocated, but also a slot for MicroSD cards.

Cameras Basic 16 and 2 megapixel photo modules. Knowing the Chinese cameras, I think you should not expect much. However, for capturing text, shooting in daylight sensors are suitable. I think the 13-megapixel front-end is not far away either. “Fresh” Android Oreo, LTE and OTG is a huge bonus when you consider that the smart IP68. Although a similar Samsung camera module was in Redmi Note 3 Pro, and I really liked the camera there. If the firmware and software do not let you down, then maybe a good camera.

Battery Gadget is not deprived of fast charging,which quickly charges the capacious 4600 mAh battery. The Otg-host function allows you to charge other gadgets, and the smartphone itself can work for several days on a single charge. I think it will be possible to get about 10 hours of screen time, given the not very powerful percent, HD + resolution.

Operating system Android 8.1 - the freshest bucket. I do not know about the updates, the Chinese have recently been corrected. In my former Elephone P9000 Edge, the firmware came out already for 4 years, and the Elephone is the 3rd grade of phones. So you can hope for updates.

Conclusion Without testing smart in the field is difficultTo speak, but on condition that it maintains the declared IP68 standard and, taking into account the filling, it is a good phone, at a normal price. For those who spend a lot of time in nature, or if the work is dusty and you are afraid to hit / smash your touch brick - try to take a secure phone.
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