Haier Esteem i80 Review
Its not been even a year that Haier sprouted in Pakistan’s crowded and sharp market and has made its place with its level’s best smartphones with price almost negligible in comparison with the DON’s of the market like Huawei, Samsung, QMobile, RIVO and GFive which are well known for their specs and prices. For features, specs and innovations, deep dive in Haier Esteem i80 Review.
Leaving the competitors aside, Haier Esteem i80 is a reckless smartphone with better speed, better memory, better display and better camera. So what else might a customer need in a price range below 20 thousands. I say that they won’t have any choice but Haier Esteem i80 with 2GB RAM, 1.4 GHz Octa Core processor, 5″ IPS HD display along with 13MP Rear and 5MP front camera with features like DTS sounds system, infrared remote system, Gameloft etc that further enhances the grip over the device. The power of the Rear camera along with the snapshots have been given below that is able to capture images in HD mode and the size reaches over 4MB with dimensions as (4160 x 3120 pixels).
Some fast specifications of Haier Esteem i80:
Our Haier Esteem i80 has a firm grip and better shape that safeguards the inner delicate portions including the 5″ IPS HD display and the internal hardware. The rear camera is a little bit bulged out leaving a little flaw in the beauty and a vulnerability in the strength because there might be a bit probability that the camera might get crashed if the handset is fallen or the glass may crack. The specifications for Haier Esteem i80 Review are given in the table below.
|Dimensions||139 x 72 x 6.5 mm|
|Memory||2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, Expandable up to 32GB|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Octa core processor, Chip-set: MTK MT6592|
SIM1: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 WCDMA (900 / 2100)
|Camera||13 MP AF Dual LED Flash Rear Camera + 5MP Selfie Camera|
|Display||5″ HD IPS Display|
|Battery||2300 mAh, Li-ion technology|
|Features||GPS, DUAL SIM, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Calendar, GAMELOFT, DTS, Dragontrail, Infrared Zaza Remote system etc|
Pros and Cons:
- Patterned back cover and the golden color adds even more beauty with the slimmy touch and adorable look.
- 2GB RAM that switches between apps in no time and gives smooth and fast performance.
- 2GB RAM, Octa-core processor with 13MP camera in price range of 19,500/- PKR which is more affordable comparatively.
- Features like GAMELOFT, DTS sound system, Dragontrail, infrared Zaza Remote for TV, AC, Projector, DVD etc.
- Still no OTG which was not even in the prior Esteem i70.
- There is no Screen Cost or Multi-screen Option and you can not be benefited with the latest technology of Screen sharing with other smartphones and other Android supporting televisions.
- Almost similar to Haier Esteem i70 with same Processor, same shape, same design, same cameras etc.
Design and shape of Haier Esteem i80:
The shape and design of Haier Esteem i70 and Haier Esteem i80 are almost the same and you may not distinguish between the two. The weight of Haier Esteem i80 is 135 grams which is quite low and can easily be taken without feeling the weight. The dimensions of Haier Esteem i80 are (139 x 72 x 6.5) mm which are best dimensions for a smartphone with 5″ display and a smartphone carrying 13MP Rear camera and a powerful battery with capacity of 2300 mAh which has been shaped perfectly in the slim and smooth and perfectly rounded edges at the sides as well as the the corners.
Display for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
The display of Haier Esteem i80 is 5″ IPS display which is an advanced technology and has a better display as compared to the previous technologies which consumes more battery and has a relatively lesser outcome on the screen once compared with latest technologies like IPS and AMOLED and Super AMOLED screens. The display driver is of MediaTek and the chip set used for GPU is Mali-450 MP. The screen supports 1080 x 720 pixels and the average density pixels per inch are 320 which is a better total. The screen supports up to 5 points multi touch over its touch screen.
Processing in Haier Esteem i80 Review:
The processors of both Haier Esteem i70 and Haier Esteem i80 are the same and both have MTK MT chip sets. The chipset for Haier Esteem i80 is MTK MT 6592 which is an Octa core processor and gives better results with its 32 Bit type OS. The frequency modulation is in between 728~1365 MHz.
Memory for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Haier Esteem i80 has been set with a huge memory of 2GB keeping the smartphone fast, efficient and effectual for its fast browsing and switching and fast execution. The main advantage of a smartphone with 2GB RAM is that you will be able to dial fast, browse fast and operate fast without any expression of noise or any utterance. The internal storage is also huge and you may not need extra card as the external has been set to 16GB. The initial system memory occupation is almost 5GB and the available memory is 11GB and you may store any of your media, images, snaps, text data or any other data.
Camera within Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Launched with a better rear cam and a better selfie cam, Haier Esteem i80 has been set with 13MP Back and 5MP front cam with wide angle access. The features contain GPS Location, Exposure, color effect, Scene mode, White balance, Image properties and Anti-flicker etc. The dimensions for its rear camera are 4160 x 3120 and the total size being captured is almost 6 MB in a perfect day light. The dimensions for its front camera are 2560 x 1920 and the total size being captured is almost 2 MB in a perfect day light as being tested.
Rear Camera of Haier Esteem i80:
The rear camera for Haier Esteem i80 is 13MP and it has been supported with a dual LED Flash light. Both the camera and the dual flash lights have been surrounded with a golden ring enhancing the beauty of the device and increasing the look and authenticity of Haier Mobiles towards making quality devices. The size may reach up to 6MB and the dimensions for its images are (4160 x 3120) pixels which takes HD images and video. The overall information for Rear Camera of Haier Esteem i80 has been attached with the picture for details.
Front Camera of Haier Esteem i80:
The front camera for Haier Esteem i80 Review is also mentioned to be 5MP and is a real 5MP camera as you may watch the picture details in the attached image below. The size reaches to 4MB and with the dimensions of (2560 x 1920) pixels, you can have best selfies and better social media video chats using Skype, video calls etc.
Network/ Connectivity for Haier Esteem i80:
Haier Esteem i80 is 3G enabled and with its Octa core processor, it can support the high bands of 3G which includes HSPA, HSDPA as well. Following are the frequency bands for Haier Esteem i80 Review. Esteem i80 is a dual SIM supporting device. SIM 1 can handle 3G bands as well which are WCDMA (900 / 2100).
SIM1: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Battery performance and Internal Storage for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Battery is one of the most important aspects for a device under observations. Haier Esteem i80 has been released with a 2300 mAh battery which lasts for almost a day. Similar capacity battery has been introduced in Huawei Honor 3C as well. The technology is Li-ion technology and is fixed. The cover is un-detachable and so is the battery. Consult for the gradual drop down in the battery level in the snapshot below.
External Images for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
As been mentioned earlier that there is no such vibrant change between Haier Esteem i70 and Haier Esteem i80. Both smartphones have almost the same shape and the same dimensions as been mentioned in the in-hand images below.
Second flavor of Haier Esteem i80 with Golden color:
We have reviewed with two different devices with two different color flavors and both have the same results with the only difference in the color. The golden color looks smarter and eye-catching than the white as you may watch in the snapshots above and below.
In-hand images for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Diving deeply in the snapshots show that:
- The first snapshot shows the bottom of Haier Esteem i80 with netted shaped bottom cover and a centered charging jack. The netted structured bottom contains the speaker at one side and mic at the other side.
- The second snapshot below shows the SIM tray and the end to end sleeker shape of Haier Esteem i80.
- The third snapshot contains the right portioned edge that contains the power button along with the volume up and volume down keys.
- The last snapshot for Haier Esteem i80 Review contains the top edge and contains the two black parts, one of which is a 3.5 mm pin jack for introducing jack of headphones and the other one is an infrared out-link for infrared Zaza Remote that works for TV, AC, Projector, DVD etc.
Interface Experience for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
The home interface along with the menu icons and the layout has been lighter and eye-catching. Haier Esteem i80 has up to 5 fingers multi touch support.
Below mentioned snapshots show the behavior of Haier Esteem i80 for its text writing layout, dial up layout, battery’s performance and time on battery as well as the phone storage and its support for extending range with a memory stick.
Bench Marking Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Bench marking is the key to find out the rank of a smartphone, likewise we can find the reliability of a smartphone just as we have checked our Haier Esteem i80 with three important and international apps that shows the approach and the after then benchmarks it with the standard smartphones throughout the world as well.
Antutu’s approach for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Smartphones having Octa-core processors are high end smartphones though they can not be compared with the flagship devices of companies like Samsung, Huawei and other international brands. For Haier Esteem i80, the score of almost 28 thousands is an achievement leaving behind many of the better smartphones like HTC One, Xiaomi Redmi Note, Xiami MI2 and following LG G3 which itself is been followed by Google Nexus 5. Though the processor is of Media Tec with chipset MTK MT6592 with 8 cores and 32-bit OS type, with frequency fluctuations between 728~1365 MHz, the score of round about 28 K is fine and sound.
Vellamo’s approximation for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Vellamo is an application that finds out the ability of single core performance, multi-core performance and browser individually. The overall performance of Haier Esteem i80 is satisfactory with its Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM that keeps the smartphone running and running performing smoothly. The performance of Haier Esteem i80 for its browser part is shown in the second snapshot obtaining 1875 points. With these points Haier Esteem i80 follows Lenovo A7000 with a big difference of over 800 points and leading Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a big margin of about 800 points as shown in the snapshot below. Vellamo also shows the performance of Haier Esteem i80 with its total succeeded points of 733 leading Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a bigger chase and following Meizu MX 4 with a slight chase of about a 100 points. Same is the case with its multi-core performance and Haier Esteem i80 succeeds in attaining 1324 points leading Samsung Galaxy Nexus with great margin and following Asus Zenfone 2 with a slight deviation.
Stability Tests for Haier Esteem i80:
Testing Haier Esteem i80 for its stability and a minor increase in temperature with just 2 degree rise from 30 to 32 degree is a better outcome and you may trust Haier Esteem i80 for its stability. Watch in the snapshot below, the minor rise in temperature rise and watch the second part for the stability. The slight variation in the curves show better stability and gives better stability.
Checking the (GPU) graphics performance of Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Checking the performance of GPU for Haier Esteem i80 and comparing the total score obtained by Esteem i80 with that of Haier Esteem i70 gives us almost similar results by obtaining same overall score of almost 13 thousands and almost similar score for its screen resolution normalized score of 12 thousands for both devices. The total number of frames per second, lowest frames and highest frames per second are the same for both Haier Esteem i70 and Haier Esteem i80. This is just because both the ancestor and the predecessor have the same chip set for GPU which is Mali 450-MP.
Conclusion for Haier Esteem i80 Review:
Haier Esteem i80 is a better choice with 2GB RAM that proves its authenticity and reliability along with its Octa-core processor that runs fast between multi-tasking and switching abruptly with better efficiency. Making better graphics and smooth operations over the screen, the 1280 pixels 5″ IPS gets your attraction absorbed in its display. Better snapshots with a 13MP Rear camera is a desirable approach that saves memories with the best and a 5MP Selfie Camera that also takes images with 2560 x 1920 pixels. The price for Haier Esteem i80 has been kept to its lowest with just 19,500/- PKR which is best suited and affordable for mid-range community.