snopow overall with enggineering code
I got snopow m8+ recently overall impressions are VERY good, here I wont write how rugged it is because there are bunch of youtube videos about that, so I write my OTHER impressions which I did not find on popular sites.
fast response in use, nice and configurable user interface, no bloatware (unnecessary and never used programs which you cannot remove) nice looking, excellent bag to carry phone on belt
nice looking wireless charger. My version don’t have youtube bug. External antenna connector on phone is really good because it don’t affect water resistance (it seems it is sealed so you can use it in heavy rain!!!)
Neither bad or good, just my taste and observations:
SOS button should be programmable as well as other hard buttons. Lanyard carry hole/bar should be on top on the phone, not on bottom, weight is around 299g.
Factory charger cannot deliver more than 1A current? I tested current both with hardware ampermeter/voltmeter and also with battery monitor widget. When I charge it on wireless, it draws about 350mA, on USB charge it draws about 550mA.To access engineering mode type *#*#3646633#*#* within dialer(BE CAREFUL, write down ANY changes!!!). External antenna is NOT connected with GSM, 3G, FM radio, wi-fi hardware parts on phone so it is used only for walkie-talkie (as I know, but I am not expert, it can be really used at least for FM radio). I don’t know, if external antenna is connected with bluetooh hardware or GPS, I suppose not.
Telephone comed with broken pin on primary SIM card slot (so it did not worked). I fixed this issue within local phone service for 20 euros. Now both SIM work flawlessly. I asked rooted phone because I KNEW that there is not so much space within phone memory to put many offline GPS maps(rooting is a must if you intend to swap phone memory and SD card). Phone DID NOT come rooted so I rooted it myself with kingoroot from PC.
Programs which REALLY need newer/better versions(since I cannot find alternatives on apk stores):
ptt program to use as walkie-talkie could be more user friendly and with more options
If I loose/break external antenna and I wish replacement, it have ridiculous shipping fee on aliexpress of ~850 euros!!! for something that cost 8 euros!
also there is no usb plug replacement if i break existing one...
Last edited by djeremic; 26th June 2015 at 03:56 PM.