More than two hundred grams of weight, inspiring respect and protection standard IP68 enclosure, which is no exaggeration to hammer nails – all this smartphone Land Rover A8. Let thing is not for everyone, but that is no less interesting. Single try it “by heart”.
Land Rover A8 refers to truly secure devices. That is, he really is able to survive the fall on a pile of bricks, dive into a swamp teeming with leeches or shaking jeep-hermit. Fee for increased survival rather big – huge for 2014 dimensions and weight, extremely brutal and looks pretty average iron. And the price is not comparable with the same stuffing for Smart. Suppose that you can save on the cover.
- OS: Android 4.2.2
- Screen: 4 inch IPS, 260K colors, 800 x 480, density – 240 dpi
- Processor: MTK 6572 dual-core Cortex-A7, 1,3 GHz
- Video core: Mali 400MP
- Memory: 512 MB
- Internal memory: 4GB internal card slot for MicroSD (up to 32GB)
- Camera: 1.9 megapixel front, rear 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flashlight
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11b / g, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS support
- 3G/GSM communication: support for two SIM-cards (one unit cell), GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G: WCDMA900/2100 MHz
- Connectors: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Micro USB for charging and syncing
- Case: yellow, black
- Battery: 3000 mA / h
- Dimensions: 138 x 69 x 21 mm
- Weight: 226
- Advanced: G-sensor, light, distance, altimeter, barometer, electronic compass
Enclosure type “hammer” and mechanical buttons
Brick. In black color as accurately zheltenky just brightens dimensions. Yet most natural brick of opaque plastic. In the women’s pen is not perfect, but the men’s paw takes such a device like a native. Due to the shape of faces (not more lateral planes) use Land Rover A8 + quite comfortable, important role in good ergonomics play a mechanical control buttons.
Front panel is partially covered with toughened glass (to knock two times thicker than conventional smarts), contour topped by a small ledge. Below the touch screen is placed a block of three control buttons: menu, home and return. The keys have a sufficient stroke and easy to press, even in gloved chemical protection suits. I personally did that confused form the “Home” – areas with perforations on both sides of the house piktogrammki do not want to be pressed, you need to mark the center of the button.
Another five buttons scattered along the edges. All of them are large, rubberized, easily identifiable blindly. Right – camera and volume, left – power and reset. Last no typical for smartphones, but because of the nature of device quite useful. She needed to force a reload if the system crashes and stops responding to button. Battery is not it just does not take forth.
Inside device hidden under the thick cover bolted with four bolts. Under her bed resting battery 3000 mA / h, as well as slots for two full SIM-cards and cards MicroSD.
On the back also put a 5-megapixel camera with flash and inspiring respect perforated perforation, ring speaker. If a label is not lying, he shouts with a capacity of 100 dB. Speaker really loud and sonorous measure, let the bass slightly baffled. To call and listen to your favorite tracks under ragout recently naohochennogo boar come.
The lower end is empty. Top for rubber stopper are connectors for headphones / headset and Micro USD for charging. Still there is a loop, which can be inserted a very thin tape or strap. What did not thicker groove – a mystery.
The housing is protected by standard IP68, ie able to bite the bullet and work for a long time at a depth of more than a meter. I was not given in full torment the monitored devices, but judging by the network claimed protection they correspond. Yes and hull with gaskets and membranes credible.
Screen for business
In the Land Rover A8 installed IPS matrix with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (density of 240 ppi) and a diagonal of 4 inches.
Display heavily drowned body, his sensitivity or slightly above average. Brightness is good, viewing angles are typical for sun screen itself is pretty good – fades, but still readable. Nothing outstanding, but because we are smart about neubivaemy purely utilitarian purposes.
By good Chinese tradition on the screen initially tape stuck. But again still on the good tradition with bubbles and not perfectly straight. Yes, and she scratched prohibitively quickly – in the process of filming in setting urbanistichnoy ruin the film quickly lost look. Be my smart, they would immediately get rid of it and used Land Rover A8 + as it is.
Land Rover A8 + should not be compared with similar costs “urban” vehicles, filling almost any of them will put the device on the blade. In A8 + dual set of MT6572 MTK, nucleoli are overclocked to 1300 MHz. Videochip budget too – Mali 400MP. 512 MB RAM, built-in – 4GB. And if a small amount first will have to accept, then the drive is easily expandable cards Micro SD (up to 32GB).
Performance expected modest. If we talk about the interface and indiscriminate most office tasks, then there are no problems – smart unhurried, but it is usability. With movies and casual gaming, too, everything is fine. But demanding 3D iron monsters will delight obscenely low FPS or do not run.
In the test AnTuTu Benchmark Land Rover A8 + dials 10997 points, which is of course very little. Epic Citadel graphics test failed – the program fell hard, refusing to measure FPS.
The smartphone boasts a fairly capacious lithium-ion battery 3000 mA / h After a few days of the test is difficult to name the approximate time in typical scenarios, but I would have hoped for a couple of days with an average load. Disabling cell modules and unloading unwanted software from memory, and can achieve more outstanding results.
In the smartphone can install two full-length SIM-card, and one of them may work in 3G. Reception quality is good, on par with other modern phones. The earpiece is not very loud, but at the maximum it will suffice in most situations. Good microphone transmits your voice, too, with the volume no problem.
Wireless modules are WiFi 802.11b / g and Bluetooth 2.1, to their work I have no gripes. As to the modulo GPS (A-GPS). The test result in GPS Test in the screenshot below, satellite search is fast.
The cameras at Land Rover A8 + two – front 1.9 megapixel for video and 5 megapixel primary. Given that basically I’m dealing with a flagship smartphone, assess the quality of pictures and videos I find it difficult. As for me, the purpose of the cameras in the device exclusively utilitarian – show themselves interlocutor or memorializing some important information. But not for creativity. But the user to decide.
Almost pure Android
Land Rover A8 + is not working on this most recent version of Android 4.2.2 c minor modifications from the manufacturer. The system is quite stable, pleasant to handle. Of the main differences I note the opportunity to ask the application to run from the lock screen, the selection interface color scheme (instead of the standard blue), as well as application SOS. If it is active, after a long press on the camera button to send the smart message with the specified text to certain numbers.
Kit Land Rover A8 +
- Screwdriver Keychain for cover removal
- Micro USB cable
- rugged, waterproof
- capacious battery
- mechanical buttons, camera button, SOS
- two SIM-cards
- not the best hardware
- large size and weight
Land Rover A8 + is necessary to estimate exactly how protected, shock resistant and not afraid of moisture, dust device. This is not an imitation of reliability, not borrowing design for external brightness. Smart is really ready to accompany the owner in the most extreme situations. And in addition to provide extensive communication tools of Google Play, Android flexibility and even a decent autonomy thanks capacious battery. In using the A8 + good. He’s big, but uhvatisty and mechanical buttons below the screen – it’s a real outlet in the era of dominance of sensors. Finally I will say about iron. It is not outstanding, but for such a device is more than sufficient. More for calls, browsing, and even casual correspondence igruh not required.
As for me, a very intelligent machine. But only on condition that its capabilities you demand, and the size and design are not confused.