Here’s an extensive review of the three cheapest dual-core Smartphones on the German market: The Alcatel One Touch 992D, Huawei Ascend Y300 and Mobistel Cynus F3. All three of them currently cost between 124,- and 130,- EUR (in Germany, incl. tax), so it will be interesting to see how much smartphone we get for such a low price. Check out the video:
To compare the 5MP cameras of the three phones, I created several cropped details of test shots for you. You’ll find the Huawei Ascend Y300 in the top-most row, the Alcatel OT 992D in the middle and and the Mobistel Cynus F3 at the bottom. These are cropped details in original resolution, i.e. showing the effect of zooming in until you see each pixel. The overall pictures look much better, these samplea are meant to highlight the differences!
Overview of the phones performances in different categories:
Mobistel Cynus F3
Huawei Ascend Y300
Alcatel One Touch 992d
Body / Exterior
Glossy back looks cheap and attracts fingerprints like hell, but the form feel very pleasant in the hand, good build quality
Optics are ok, but the creaking back leaves a cheap impression
Good build quality, pleasant and refreshing design, smallest phone in this comparison
Bad viewing angles from top (same as Alcatel), slightly less vibrant that the Alcatel
Clearly the best display in this group, hardly any change from different viewing angles, slight yellowish tint
Bad viewing angles from top same as Mobistel), slightly more vibrant that the Mobistel
WIFI, GPS, Phone
Usually ok, but sometimes unpredictably fast drained. This makes this phone a very unreliable companion
Somewhat better than the Alcatel, but not as much as the 1950 mAh would make you expect. 3h to burn down to 19% in AnTuTu Battery Tester
Ok, 2,5h to burn down to 19% in AnTuTu Battery Tester
Good, approx 10% better than the Alcatel
Animations on Homescreen and Browser slightly jerky, even when changing Launcher, lower Benchmarks, but no significant differences in games etc.
No autofocus - close-up shots and barcode-Scanning impossible! Besides that ok if you don't zoom in a lot.
Best camera in this test, natural colors, nice pictures unless you zoom in too much.
Ok, quite extreme sharpening in post-processing (causing grain etc.), in auto scene mode completely wrong colors (use other scene mode to fix)
Dual-SIM, can choose different ring tones per SIM
micro-SD-card can be changed without re-boot (release card in settings bofore!)
Dual-SIM, micro-SD-card can be changed without re-boot (release card in settings bofore!)
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