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Review of THL T100S

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26th February 2014, 02:17 PM   |  #1  
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Specification

Size: 144.2 x 70.4 x 8.8 mm Weight: 146 grama
Display: 5.0” IPS LCD 1920 x 1080, 440 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
SoC: MediaTek MT6592 CPU: 8x Cortex-A7 at 1,7 GHz GPU: Mali-450 MP4
RAM: 2 GB ROM: 32 GB
Connectivity: 3G:WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz HSPA+ 4G: - WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB on-the-go
OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean /They mentioned possibility of 4.4 Kitkat
Camera: 13 MP/1080p Front: 13 MP/VGA
Battery: 2300 mAh/2700mAh for China market|should be possible to buy
Price: 310$ ~ 230€
Bought at http://www.pandawill.com/catalog/product/view/id/61721 with shipping time around 25 days to Bosnia.

Software

Phone has 4.2.2 android OS with latest update /17 Jan 2014.
Phone is really fast without any "bloatware" applications installed. Android OS installed is basically clean/stock version of Google 4.2.2 with just few modifications in terms of some Icons.

If you are interested in custom rom's, we need to say that for China version of THL T100(S) there is LewaOS so in future we can expect to have LewaOS for our phone since they use same hardware but just different 3G baseband. This rom and others can be downloaded at Needrom website. For recovery there is CWM&TWRP, for flashing SP Flash tool is used. Phone supports different tools like AirDroid, MTKDroidTools which is really nice.

Hardware

Phone has 8-core Cortex-A7 at 1,7 GHz, GPU: Mali-450 MP4, 2GB of RAM, 32GB ROM + microSD kartice, Two 13 mp camera's and battery at 2300mAh. Display is Full HD with Gorilla glass and so called OGS. It also offers Dual SIM with dual standby. It also has following sensors Gravity sensor, Distance sensor, Light sensor, Acceleration sensor. Build quality is really good 4/5. GPS is also really good 4/5.




Testing

Lets start with "synthetic" benchmarks.
AnTuTu score is 26994 which is 400-500 less than Galaxy S4.
T100S has stronger CPU but S4 has stronger GPU.

At NenaMark with FullHD resolution t100s had 57,7FPS.
At Quadrantu score wass 14796 while S4 had score from 12000 to 13000.

If you are interested in Camera quality check this LINK where you can download unedited photos directly from phone. For video test at 1080 at 720p please check following links. I would give 4/5 for this camera, its more than enough for "regular" users in other than "low light" conditions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2gqcphSrPk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWJV56Ak3kw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXw50_dpKA
GPS
GPS is very good, you can see precision at following links.
While driving car - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B83C...ZkcEplZ0k/edit
While walking and then bus - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B83C...hWMFV1dWc/edit


Battery

Phone has 2300mAh battery [at china market there is 2700mAh] battery which should be soon available for sale internationally. In my opinion battery is not strongest but nor weakest point of this phone. In my test It managed to produce 5hours of on screen time while streaming first NBA and then movie directly from my PC which you can see under. In my opinion its more than enough for 24h of average use with 3G WiFi etc.


Conclusion

Phone is really really good. You can compare it with other "brandname" phone like HTC, Samsung and other. Only main disadvantage of this phone is weak WiFi signal. When I contacted pandawill support they said that THL said that first batch of this phones has problem in cover where WiFi antenna is located, so they sent me new one. Now we will mention some + and - of this phone

+
GREAT Full HD display with gorilla glass protection
Great CPU, 2GB RAM and 32 GB ROM
Great Speaker
Fast system, very fluid
Very good GPS


-
20-25% Weaker WiFi (will be updated after I receive Wifi patch)
Build quality is really good but phone had some minor problems with dust protection as you can see on image

Weak battery for hardcore users
Length of phone which is 14cm, this is subjective most of my friends liked it since it's really thin and not too wide.


Video review
If you understand Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian there is video review for you Still if you don't understand it please check footage of some games how system works and overall build quality.
First time for me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHXx77AeUvI

If you have questions which were probably described in video please ask I will answer ASAP. Btw If you are interested in English review please comment on my YouTube video and subscribe.
Thank you,
Adnan
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28th February 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #2  
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I had poor signal on GPS. Time to connect is very bad, around 2 minutes even for hot connect.
10th March 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maharu567

I had poor signal on GPS. Time to connect is very bad, around 2 minutes even for hot connect.

try to use this :

1. fastergps ( and put continente and country ) in the advance option download epodownloadmediatek.com.


2. gpsfix ( you can use this one too)

you must search on playstore ( free)



I do not have anymore problems with gps only whith weak wifi.
13th March 2014, 05:07 AM   |  #4  
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welp
I'm having problem with wifi, it disconnects automatically and then reconnects after some seconds. Any fix to this? BTW, any of you know how to show the full menu of Developers Option? I know how to show the DEV OPT but my question is how to show all the menu inside it.
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THL T100S camera pixel quality is not very good.
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THL T100S camera pixel quality is not very good.

Thl camera is very good. There is a plastic film over the lens which needs to be removed.
26th April 2014, 01:13 PM   |  #7  
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Hello, did you receive the antenna for the wifi? how is it?

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