After the successful release of Telenor Smart 3G in the times when Ufone was an arrival with its Ufone Smart U5a that was having certain better features and hardware. Ufone Smart U5a included the 1GB RAM and a Quadcore processor that made the device with a speed almost doubled to the speed of Telenor Smart 3G. Telenor Smart 3G was having 512 MB of Ram and a Dual core processor which are the specs vulnerable to certain apps and games and comes out with major hanging issues and other issues like restart issue etc. This was indeed a big hit by Ufone Smart U5a which was not having such issues.
Telenor while learning from their prior mistakes has launched Telenor Smart Pro, a device which is even better than the one released by Ufone in the name of Ufone Smart U5a. Some of the specifications for Telenor Smart Pro Review have been given in the table below. This smartphone is much smarter with its shape, structure, speed, efficiency, reliability in accordance with the operating system being launched with the latest Android OS v5.1 Lollipop.
Some specifications of Telenor Smart Pro:
|Dimensions||124 x 63 x 9 mm|
|OS||Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Memory||1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM Supports up to 32 GB|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad core processor, Spreadtrum SC7731|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM with Dual Standby feature
SIM1: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (900 / 2100)
|Camera||5 MP LED Flash Rear Camera + 2MP Selfie Camera|
|Display||TFT，TN 4.0“ WVGA (480*800) pixels Display|
|Battery||1400 mAh, Li-ion technology|
|Features||GPS, DUAL SIM, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Calendar, Chrome etc|
Pros and Cons in Telenor Smart Pro:
Although Telenor Smart Pro is not of that standard that it could match Samsung, Huawei or iPhone, yet with this low price, the Smart Pro is a better choice for people wandering dual tastes with single shot i-e if they want to have longer warranty of 18 months and an internet package of 3GB for up to six months and an extra great amount of 600/- PKR for a period of six months.
- Telenor Smart Pro is an economical device with these features like a Quad core processor and 1GB RAM.
- The chip set is of Spreadtrum with no such heating issue.
- 3G bundle of 3GB and free balance of rupees 600.
- The normal warranty for other devices is for a period of 1 year. Telenor Smart Pro is giving you warranty for a longer period of 18 months that lasts for 1 year and six months.
- GPS is available but AGPS isn’t available and you may not be able to find the exact location where you are standing.
- Battery capacity is very low and you will notice a sudden decrease in the level of battery after you run certain heavy apps, in short you will be a charge plugger every time. 🙂
Design and Display of Smart Pro:
Telenor Smart Pro has a compact shape and structure that can easily be adjusted in hand with ease and the edges are well polished and the back cover contains a well pattrened shape that looks eye-catching and attractive. The weight is a 111(triple one) which is very low as compared to other smartphones. Telenor Smart Pro won’t break with minor accidents as whole of the smartphone is guarded by the back cover. The dimensions are low and has a better screen to body ratio as shown in the specifications for Telenor Smart Pro Review.
The display is nice and the touch is smooth but the only thing that I examined while typing text message is that the alphabets in the small keyboard are placed so closed to each other that the user feels a little bit discomfort while typing because he/she may mismatch while typing. The display supports resolution up to 480 x 800 pixels with a refresh rate of 60 frames. The total size of the screen of Telenor Smart Pro is 4 inches and the display is of WVGA technology. The height is 800 pixels and the width is 480 pixels resolution. The density pixels per inch on x-axis are 225 and that on y-axis are 211 pixels. A chip set of Mali-400 MP is being used which is a manufacture of Spreadtrum SC7731.
Processor of Telenor Smart Pro:
The chip set for the 1.3 MHz Quad core processor is Spreadtrum and the model is SC7731. The frequency is clocked at 1300 MHz with 768 as its lowest and 1300 MHz as its highest frequency. There are total of four cores in the processor of Telenor Smart Pro and each core attains the speed of 1300 MHz individually or combine. The stability chart is not clearly mentioned as there is no sensor for measuring the degree of hotness while passing the Telenor Smart Pro under test. Still the stability chart below shows the curve moving between 36 and 43 which is though stable.
Memory for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
The prior release of Telenor was Smart 3G which was having 512 MB RAM and the total internal storage was 4GB and the processor was a dual core. In contrast, the Telenor Smart Pro has been here with 1GB RAM, 8 GB ROM and a Quad core processor which are almost double to the specs of the previously launched smartphone by Telenor. The device also has an advantage that there is free balance of 600 PKR along with a data bundle of 3G of 3GB for a period of six months. There is also a memory card jack that can support up to 32 GB of microSD card as well by removing the back cover along with the support of the two SIM slots.
Camera within Telenor Smart Pro Review:
The camera power for Telenor Smart Pro has been doubled to the camera of the previously launched Telenor Smart 3G by Telenor and the cameras were 3MP for the Rear and a simple VGA camera for the front cam. The Recent release consists of 8MP Rear and 3MP Front camera which is a better step.
Rear Camera of Telenor Smart Pro:
The image below has been taken with the Rear Camera of Telenor Smart Pro. This image is much more better than the image taken with the camera of Telenor Smart 3G. The power of its Rear Camera is 8MP and the image size reaches to 4MB with ( 3264 x 2448)pixels resolution as been mentioned in the image below.
Front Camera of Telenor Smart Pro:
The front camera is 3MP which is equal to the Rear camera of Telenor Smart 3G and the front camera in Telenor Smart 3G was a VGA camera. The size of the image been taken with the front camera reaches to almost 2MB and the dimensions in which it takes the snaps are (2048 x 1536)pixels.
Network/ Connectivity in Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Telenor Smart 3G was also a 3G supported smartphone but there were certain complaints in the smartphone that it halts with 3G and battery timings drops very quick. Similarly Telenor Smart Pro is also 3G enabled. Following are the frequency bands for Telenor Smart Pro Review. Smart Pro 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 of Telenor Smart Pro:
Battery capacity is very unsatisfactory and the smartphone’s battery drops down at a tremendous rate. Once you start using your smartphone with some apps or games, you may watch the battery bars getting down. The total capacity of the battery is 1400 mAh which looks low as well as the performance is also unsatisfactory. Consult the battery curve. With a capacity of 60% in the battery, the idle/standby timings as shown by the smartphone is almost 11 hrs which is low and if you start some task, you will see the battery bar coming down at an increased rate and the battery may work for an hour with this much of charge.
External Images for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Below mentioned are the snaps of Telenor Smart Pro. The box contains a 1 amp charger along with the data cable. A normal earphones and a screen protector. No OTG cable, no multi screen options are available but a smartphone with beautiful shape and smooth polished surface as shown in the third snapshot below.
In-hand images for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Experience the soft touch of Telenor Smart Pro while holding it in hands. The screen is 4 inches and the dimensions are low which enables you to hold your smartphone firm in your sole. This smart size enables a better grip over Telenor Smart Pro. The size and shape almost matches Telenor Smart 3G but is a bit more enhanced.
The audio pin jack and the USB cable jack are present at the top edge. The sides in the second and third snapshots show the volume keys at the left side and the power button at the exact other side. So you get screen shots at an easy rate. The lower portion doesn’t contain any acquirer or any port for any other device or cable mentioned in the snapshots below.
Interface Experience for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
The interface is almost the same as it was for the Telenor Smart 3G yet the OS been upgraded to Lollipop. The icons are smooth and eye-catching. Consult the third snapshot for the specs, Kernal version, status etc about Telenor Smart Pro.
Below mentioned are the snapshots been taken from the internals of Telenor Smart Pro. The internal storage is 8GB which was 4GB in the prior version of Telenor’s Smart 3G. The third snapshot shows the keyboard. The touch is smooth but the keys are close to each other and you may mistype frequently because of the little space between the alphabets. Last but not the least is the snapshot for the dial pad which is used frequently for making calls and dialing numbers. The interface for dial pad is easy to acquire and get benefited with.
Performance of Telenor Smart Pro:
Frankly speaking, the performance is smooth and clear and has thus attained a great total with Antutu. Scoring over 18600 with Antutu shows a better outcome for a low level smartphone with 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a Quad core processor.
Antutu’s approach for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
The speed of the processor is 1.3 GHz and the number of cores are four. With a support of 1GB RAM, the Antutu outcome is expected to be above 17 thousands and score of 18682 by Telenor Smart Pro with Antutu shows a better outcome as mentioned in the snapshots below. This score keeps the device in the category of devices containing QMobile Noir Z8, Huawei Honor 3C, Samsung Galaxy S3 etc which shows a better total. The screen supports up to 2 point multi touch support.
Vellamo’s approximation for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Vellamo is another international app used for finding the performance of the modules individually. The multicore performance is better than the single core performance which shows the inter-a-processor’s approach and reliability. In the multicore part, the Telenor Smart Pro follows Asus Zenfone2 with almost 300 points. The single core performance of Telenor Smart Pro comes out to be 612 which follows Meizu MX4 with a chase of 300 points. The Chrome part of Vellamo scores 1519 points and it follows Lenovo A7000 with a long chase. The overall scores are given in the following snapshots below.
Checking the (GPU) graphics performance of Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Checking Telenor Smart Pro with GPU Benchmarking application, the score came out to be nearly equal to that of Ufone Smart U5a and greater than Telenor Smart 3G which is due to the dual core processor fixed in Telenor Smart 3G. The average number of frames with Telenor Smart Pro are 37 which are equal to that processed by Ufone Smart U5a and almost 8 frames greater than the number of frames of Telenor Smart 3G. The images below will give you a better understanding of the points by Telenor Smart Pro, Telenor Smart 3G and Ufone Smart U5a.
Conclusion for Telenor Smart Pro Review:
Telenor Smart Pro has 1.3 GHz Quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM and this is a good combination these days for people wandering for economical smartphones. The smartphones with the specs mentioned above are always reliable and have better performance in the mid-range smartphones. A smartphone with price of Rs: 7,000 with specs like these and latest OS Lollipop is an affordable device at good price.