There are a lot of Android smartphones coming out of China lately. While we won’t get to know most of them (mainly due to its underwhelming features and quality), a few of them have caught our attention. One of the latest models causing quite a stir is the iNew V3 5 inch Android smartphone.
So what makes this device stand out? It basically has two features that we like which is amazing styling and great hardware (two features that are hard to find in any Chinese model). The best part of this is that it is available not only in China but the international market as well and is currently selling at a special price of $199.90 down from its regular price of $259.
iNew V3 Technical Specifications
- OS: Android 4.2.1
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
- CPU: MTK MT6582 Ouad Core 1.3GHZ
- GPU: ARM Mali 400-MP2 500MHz
- RAM: 1GB,DDR3
- Storage 16GB
- Screen: 5.0 inch HD 5 Point Capacitive Multi Touch Display / OGS, 1280×720
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
- Camera: Front camera:5.0 mega pixels, rear camera: 13.0 mega CMOS color pixels, Flash light
- 6.5mm thin body
- 1830mAh battery
In terms of design this model has a very sleek profile with rounded ends that looks similar to the Huawei Ascend P6. The black 5 inch display at the front has a very narrow bezel and complements the white back cover that wraps at the top and bottom of the device.
The physical buttons are located at the sides. At the right is the volume rocker key while at the left is the power key.
The back side of the device as a very clean design with the iNew and NFC logos printed. The 13 megapixel camera is located at the center top which comes with an LED flash.
The screen used is not a 1080p HD display allowing the company to cut on costs and provide extra features. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection and has an ultra-sensitive touch which allows it to be used with wet or gloved hands.
The processor used is the Mediatek MT6582 quad-core processor which is a budget high-performance model best used on devices with up to 720p displays. The processor also allows this device to support dual-SIM functionality.
What’s probably one of the outstanding features of this device is its 13 megapixel rear camera. It’s even better than the cameras used in other flagship models as this one uses a Sony Exmor RS sensor that has a large F/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, and an IR filter.
One unimpressive feature of this device though is its use of a 1830 mAh battery. For a quad core device the company should have used a battery greater than 2000 mAh.