E&L W5S 1GB 8GB

W5S 1GB 8GB 54%
W5S 1GB 8GB: Android 6.0, IP68, dustproof and very waterproof, Robust, March 2016, 5 megapixel camera, MT6735M, quad-core, HSDPA/LTE (up to 150 Mbit/s), 8 GB internal storage , 1GB RAM, 4 inch

The E&L W5S 1GB 8GB is suitable for the most extreme environments. This "rugged" phone is ideal for active outdoor people and for people working in construction or transport. It is sturdy and not susceptible to dust.

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Description of the E&L W5S 1GB 8GB:

The E&L W5S 1GB 8GB was launched in March 2016. The smartphone comes with a 4 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

This E&L is powered by a MediaTek MT6735M 64-bit chip with a 1 GHz Quad-Core processor. This chipset has a quad-core processor with 1024 MB RAM. Robust phones are often a lot thicker than regular smartphones, including this device with a thickness of 15 millimeters. This phone weighs 218 grams.

The W5S 1GB 8GB has a 5 megapixel camera. You can also use the 5 megapixel selfie camera for video calling, for example.

Pros

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Quad core processor
  • HSDPA, LTE support for super fast internet
  • IP68 certification
  • Dust-proof and protected against submersion indefinitely
  • MIL810G-certified: drop test consists in testing the resistance to shock of all the equipment surface: all faces, edges, and corners

Negatives

  • With a 2800 mAh battery you may have to recharge in between
  • A bit heavy to use for a long time
  • Too little RAM for an Android system
  • A little too thick with 15 millimeters
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Call & data functions

The E&L W5S 1GB 8GB supports frequencies from international networks with which you can use the fast LTE network. The speed of LTE is perfect for intensive use of internet on the road where the speed does not differ much from home. Please note that it is very fast and you do not take out a small data plan, because the data is used up before you realize it. You can also connect via WiFi at home or at the office.

Memory and connection options

The E&L W5S 1GB 8GB has 1024 MB of RAM (1 GB) and 1024 MB internal storage . Expandable memory: microSD up to 128GB. There is a USB connection, you can use this to exchange data with your laptop or to charge your device. Connecting Bluetooth headsets or car kits is no problem.

Do you take a lot of photos and videos? Then the storage of 8 GB is less suitable. You may need to clean your phone after a while. Furthermore, there are of course possibilities to expand storage in the cloud, such as with Google Drive or Dropbox.

Screen & operation

The phone is operated via the large 4 inch touchscreen.The E&L W5S 1GB 8GB can display up to a 16 millions colors. This screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. With 233 pixels per inch, this High density screen is excellent and easy to read. There are screens with a larger resolution for sale.

Operating system

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The major changes compared to the previous version are

  • New permission system There are changes to the display and execution of app permissions
  • New API Improvements for a fingerprint scanner should it be present on the device
  • New App drawer New improved display of the app list
  • Visual voicemail Ability to access voicemails without calling voicemail. (depending on provider support)
  • Rotation of the home screen This option comes standard with Android 6 Marshmallow
  • Status bar icons Ability to remove or add status bar icons
  • Android pay New option to deal with your phone
  • Standby time Improvement of the standby time

Android 6