It is because of phones like the Vernee Thor that I sometimes feel I need to change friends. If I had the right kind of friends, by now, I would have being the proud owner of the Vernee Thor at just $99. That was the promotional price it was sold at between the 8th and 9th of April when it was launched. The Vernee Thor would have comfortably made our review of good smartphones under $100. And perhaps, it could arguably have being the best of the lot. The specifications would bear this out.
Though Vernee Thor is a mid-range smartphone, some of the specifications are what you’d find in some high-end flagship devices. The 7.9mm slim phone has display size of 5inch protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a. HD On-Cell display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels.
Under the hood, the Vernee Thor is just as impressive with its MediaTek MTK6753 chipset supporting a 65-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. It sports a RAM capacity of a whooping 3GB! The internal storage is a modest 16GB. Though this can be expanded by a massive 128GB with a microSD card.
The camera specifications are also decent. The primary camera is rated 13MP capable of shooting 1080P videos in full HD. Selfie lovers can do a lot with the 5MP front camera fitted with a flash LED to help the Android 6.0, Marshmallow smartphone take bright selfie in low-light conditions.
The Vernee Thor comes with a built-in non-removable battery of 2500 mAh. Which can last over 2 days on standby. The phone also supports fast charging..
At launch, the company said the Vernee Thor was priced at $149. However, there was a little promotion for early buyers of the phone. It costs just $99 if you fulfilled the following conditions:
-if they are registered members of Uber, Gearbest and other sites. You can see the full list of the sites here.
-interested people who had fulfilled the first condition were the to provide proof of the websites they are registered on on the Vernee forum site.
– finally, users must go to their social network and post or share what they feel about the Vernee Thor.
Now, if I had the right kind of friends, one of them would have posted something about the smartphone for us to see. See why I believe I need to change friends? After sharing your feelings about the the phone online, you would get a discount voucher which can be redeemed in the partner shops for just those two days.
Currently, the 4G LTE phone sells for $120 on Gearbest. On other sites it can be ordered for a little more than that. But the bottom line is, for less than $140, you can get the 3GB RAM, Android 6, Vernee Thor.
|Operating System||Android 6.0 OS|
|CPU||MTK6753 Octa Core, 1.3GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Mali-T720 MP3 450MHz|
|Screen type||IPS on-cell capacitive screen|
|Screen size||5.0 inch|
|Screen resolution||1280×720 pixels HD screen|
|Wireless connectiveity||GSM, 3G, 4G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth|
|Frequency||2G: GSM 900/1900/2100MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
|GPS||Yes, built in|
|Camera type||Dual cameras (one front one back)|
|Back camera||13.0MP back camera F2.0 aperture,up10% real optical lens|
|Front camera||5.0MP front camera 1A flash LED 1080P FHD video|
|SIM card slot||Dual Micro SIM Card, Dual standby|
|TF card slot||Yes|
|Micro USB slot||Yes|
|Audio output||Yes (3.5mm audio out port)|
|Video format||3GP, MP4, RMVB|
|Audio format||WAV, AMR, MP3|
|Image format||GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG|
|FM radio||Yes, earphone needed.|
|Language||Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Nederlands, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Burmese, Cambodian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese|
|Sensor||Gravity sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor|
|Additional features||4G, 3G, WIFI, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email,Messaging, wallpapers, calendar, calculator,clock, camera, tethering & portable hotspo, Miracast, OTG, Touch ID, fast charge,etc|
|Standby time||About 2~3 days|
|Charger||USB, travel charger|
|Dimension & Weight (Main Product)|
|1 × Phone|
|1 × Built-in Battery|
|1 × USB cable|
|1 × User manual|
|1 × Screen protector|
|1 × Power adapter (A right AC Adapter will be sent as your shipping country)|
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