Summer, outdoor recreation, extreme and untimely death of a loved gadget – oh, how frustrating but it happens. Unless that gadget packed in super secured carrying case or this is Land Rover A9+. That is the harsh yellow SUV in black shockproof and weatherproof housing.
Features Land Rover A9+:
- OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Screen: 4.3 inch IPS, 16M colors, 960 x 540 pixel density – 320 dpi
- Processor: MTK MT6589 quad 1.5GHz
- Video core: PowerVR SGX544
- Memory: 1GB
- Internal memory: 16GB internal card slot for MicroSD (up to 64GB)
- Camera: 2 MP front, rear 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, image stabilization, continuous shooting, the definition of smiles, underwater photography (video writes in Full HD 30 fps)
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS with A-GPS support and EPO-GPS
- 3G/GSM communication: support for two SIM-cards (one unit cell), GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz
- Connectors: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Micro USB for charging and syncing
- Case: Protection IP-68, a military certificate MIL-STD-810G
- Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mA / h
- Dimensions: 133 x 69 x 19 mm
- Weight: 247 g
- Advanced: Sensors G-sensor, light, distance, altimeter, barometer, electronic compass, thermometer
Black and yellow reliability
Land Rover looks a little different from the previous model Land Rover A8+, which has already been in our review. It is a healthy such a device with considerable weight, partially rubberized partially plastic. Utilitarian design, but like good representatives of a class of devices caller and charismatic … something.
Takako black and yellow men’s pipe, which is nothing to fear – even in mud, even in the snow, even in close quarters with a sworn enemy. All the same protection standard IP-68, and it will not jokes.
Smart, you can swim with, it can withstand a fall from a half meters tall, he was not afraid even strong dust. This does not mean that the device can not be damaged or even broken, but it is definitely higher margin than typical phones.
The front panel is protected by a smart dense glass (like Gorilla Glass Corning II) panel. Tested on tap, responds dully. Chinese production of tape stuck to the glass, but with bubbles and besides it is indecent is easily scratched. I would have it removed and a smart appearance did not spoil.
The model is presented in three colors: black and yellow as tested apparatik, black and green and all black. Last harsh beyond measure:
Control Android touch button, without light, located in the same plane as the shield. And they are as many as four pieces. In addition to the classics for the first generations of robots: home, return and search, Land Rover A9 + pampers owner key search. You can use it as intended creator, and you can assign it to something more useful special utility.
Where more appropriate for such a number is located on the faces of the mechanics. On the right are three buttons: camera, volume plus and minus volume. On the left find the power button and reset button cunning. Need it to at the very hard system hangs do without pulling the battery. The right decision, considering how much time is required for removing the cover.
Case collapsible covering the battery compartment and card slots SIM (full-length, two pieces) and MicroUSB cover is securely anchored to the four bolts. Also on the back of a traditional location located an 8-megapixel camera with flash and next door, ring loud speaker.
The lower end of a virgin, on the top under the hood hiding MicroUSB port and 3.5mm Jack for headset.
4.3-inch IPS matrix with good brightness and decent viewing angles – it’s definitely good, but the resolution of 960 x 540 is not impressive. With such a diagonal picture is not very grainy, even small texts look good, but wait-definition HD or FullHD screens especially not worth it. Yes, it is no reason such a device – it is for other elements.
In contrast to the Land Rover A8 +, in this model, the screen only in the lower part of the body is protected significantly protruding lip on top it is almost flush with the body. Hardly be a problem with this, but on different surfaces unsafe smart better put rubberized back.
In the depths of the protected enclosure hides a quad-core MTK MT6589 with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, the video processor PowerVR SGX544. RAM 1 GB, to store user data and system files provides 16 GB, this volume can be expanded with memory cards MicroSD. Iron average, but more than enough for most office and extreme challenges. And play games more than real.
In the test AnTuTu Smart scored 17,538 points, the graphics in Epic Citadel issued 58,3 FPS when configuring High Performance. Which is not bad.
Land Rover A9 + pleases a large battery with a capacity of 3000 mA / h Lifetime device strongly depends on the use case, but with an average load is quite possible to rely on the two days. Explicit charge leakage in standby mode I did not notice.
Cellular signal reception quality at the Land Rover A9 + worthy, and in the course of conversations continuity is not observed. Having two SIM-cards – a definite plus apparatus (in the 3G network has one). How to use the dialer Land Rover A9 + comfortable, although we should not expect the sound level Android-champions with multiple microphones. Slashat you, you hear the volume in both cases sufficient.
From wireless modules available Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as NFC. Labels are just not supplied. A GPS (with A-GPS support and EPO-GPS) works flawlessly, but traditionally Chinese smarts require a new almanac, in other words calibration.
In Land Rover A9 + two cameras – the main 8-megapixel aftofokusom and front for video calling 2 megapixel. Quality of photo and video shooting is quite expected and the corresponding class of machine. With good natural light can shoot decent shots and take good video in FullHD 30 fps, but with such a light camera itself will fold. Yes, and not positioned Land Rover A9 + as a strong cameraphone.
Android version 4.2.2 is typical for Chinese smarts. We have almost a clean system with minor modifications to work with two SIM-cards, fun customization interface color scheme (pink, brown and light green in the appendage to the standard blue) and SOS-application. The rest of the usual system of which with minimal skills and little desire can sculpt anything.
Android Works quickly, without any whatsoever complaints. Except that I would recommend to replace the launcher to a more flexible and presentable. But it is a matter of taste.
- MicroUSB cable
- Adapter microUSB OTG – USB
Land Rover A9 + – an advanced version of the Land Rover A8 +. With increased screen, more productive iron, improved camera, but less gentle price tag. The devices are very similar to that on the perception that, in use. This is a truly reliable assistants working long enough in almost any conditions.
Land Rover A9 + can serve as a spectacular appearance dialer most ordinary users, but it is not his native element. Smart and asks test its strength – flushing, fill with sand, forget in the snow or even drop. Or at least remember that it all from the device can be done at any time and with it most likely nothing will happen.
- very well protected
- good autonomy
- two SIM-cards
- camera button with SOS function
- touch control buttons without backlight