ViewSonic is looking to ‘conquer the world’ with cheap Android phones, taking the market by storm, with rumours in 2105 of the world’s first iris scanning smartphone, they are not alone in trying to break boundaries in technology, but also bring high-function, low-cost smartphones to populations who can afford the latter.
Like their rivals, Lenovo, Asus to name a few, ViewSonic have a battle on their hands against competition with same goal in mind to build itself a new framework, from the ground up giving them and their rivals the opportunity to reach out in to UK consumers, and for UK consumers to really take notice of the budgetary products they all have to offer.
Viewsonic is by no means a big player in the smartphone field, more well knows for Monitors, TV’s and other electronic equipment. However, the ViewSonic V500 device offers a good slim design, making it appeal to the fashion budget conscious consumer.
ViewSonic V500 is still ahead of its game in terms its platform, design and features. ViewSonic V500 is a fantastic device for the price, setting a new standard for the sort of features and performance one can expect in its market category.
The ViewSonic V500 comes with a 5.5-inch glass, full HD display powered by the Snapdragon 400 SoC, one of the cheapest Smartphones to use Snapdragon. Let's take a closer look at the ViewSonic V500 and see how well it compares to other budget devices in the 2015 market.
- 5.5" INCH CAPACITIVE 5 POINT MULTI TOUCH SCREEN
- DISPLAY 1080X1920 PIXEL RESOLUTION - FULL HD, IPS, OGS
- QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 400 MSM8926 QUAD CORE @1.2GHZ
- GPU: ADRENO 305
- ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT
- 2GB RAM / 16GB & TF CARD SUPPORT
- TRIBANDBAND / UNLOCKED / 3G / UMTS / HSDPA+ / WCDMA / 4G LTE
- 2G GSM 900/1800/1900MHZ
- 3G WCDMA 850/ 900/1900/2100MHZ
- 4G FDD LTE B3/B7 1800/2600MHZ
- WIFI/ BLUETOOTH/ GPS/ AGPS /GLONASS & BEIDOU/ GSENSOR/ PROXIMITY SENSOR/ LIGHT SENSOR
- OTA - FIRMWARE UPDATE OVER THE AIR FEATURE
- REAR CAMERA: 13 MP, AUTOFOCUS, LED FLASH
- FRONT CAMERA: 2MP
- 2500MAH BATTERY
- DUAL SIM
Design and build quality
This really is a great value smartphone, and proven to be popular in the European market. One of the cheapest that offer 2GB RAM, a 5.5-inch Full glass display, full HD display screen, 16GB internal ROM storage, a 13MP rear and 2MP front camera, 2500mAh battery capacity and runs on Android 4.4. And also supporting 4G, 3G, OTG, WIFI, GPS and Bluetooth. 4G LTE connectivity is one of the phones most encouraging features, with very good cellular connectivity and first rate Wifi performance. Makes this little number jam packed with features and tech for a bargain price.
In terms of phones architecture aspects, the ViewSonic V500 is a fine sized phablet, with a great display, measuring 8.33mm in width. Weighing in at 134g which is light in consideration of its size. The devices uses rounded edges with rubber grip, which help the user get a superior more pleasant hold on the device not requiring the use of two hands.
The build quality is appropriately average in black & white with changeable rear covers. The front of the phone is covered in glass, with a metal lip around the screen, hearty enough to be used without a screen protector. As usual the earphone point is at the top, action buttons at the bottom.
Under the Bonnet
The ViewSonic V500 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad core processor ideal for multitasking on a daily basis. ViewSonic has placed a 2 GB RAM module which proves no problem running apps and games might zap the battery life.
Battery life, one can expect 4.5 hours use or there about’s. The rear panel is easy to remove, once off 2500mAh battery slot, 2x SIM slots and a microSD card are shown. Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS are all supported. The operating system is Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Display, camera and storage
Offering a great sized touchscreen of 5.50 inches that is a capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (FHD). Dual Camera, 13-megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash, front 2-megapixel camera. Rear camera and front camera are excellent for video chats, selfies, for what it costs, it does a great job.
Take all of this into account the handset is definitely worthy of the review and certainly worthy of its price. It really is excellent value for money, a seriously good buy, you will be pleasantly surprised.
By now it should be obvious why you should be investing in a ViewSonic V500 smartphone. They look and function better than many of the big name brands, and they’re a fraction of the price. At One Tech Gadgets we pride ourselves in offering ViewSonic V500 smartphones at even more affordable prices, along with fast delivery and expert customer services. Plus, if you’re not sure on your new ViewSonic V500 smartphone we even offer a money back guarantee. What’s not to love?