Taking on the Big Boys of the Mid-range Segment
Cloudfone launched a compelling quartet of smartphones late in October. The four smartphones were aimed to be contenders at multiple price points and come equipped with great processing packages, all things considered, and all of them have the current mobile “it” trend — a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. We finally got our hands on what probably is the most compelling of the bunch, the Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro, which also features a quad camera setup. As usual, before we take it through its paces, we’re here to show you a quick look at what’s inside the box and a peek at the device as well.
Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro Specs
- 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor
- Mali-T880 GPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 6.0-inch HD+ Infinity Vision Display; 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 64GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB)
- 4G, LTE (700MHz Ready)
- Dual SIM
- 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED flash, 2x Optical zoom and Bokeh Effect
- 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel front cameras with LED flash and portrait mode
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4010mAh battery
- Android 7.0 Nougat
What’s Inside the Box
The Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro comes in a square box that shows off one of the phone’s main features, its edge-to-edge display, that the company is calling an Infinity Vision Display. Open up the packaging and you’ll be greeted by the Quattro itself tucked in its own tiny partition. Lift that up and you’ll see the usual bits and bobs that smartphones come with these days.
- Quick Start Guide
- Micro USB Cable
- USB Wall Charger
- Screen Protector
- Silicon Case
- SIM Ejector Tool
Initial Impressions: Cloudfone’s Got a Possible Contender
Right off the bat, we appreciate the fact that Cloudfone has gone with a metal build with Quattro. You do, however, have polycarbonate plastic on the top and bottom of the device for its antennas; nothing we haven’t seen on other devices before. The body of the Infinity Quattro has curved corners and edges to make it easier to grip with one hand, but we’re a little bummed that the display doesn’t blend seamlessly onto its frame; though slapping on the case that comes along with the device takes care of that tiny issue.
For button and port layout, you’ve got the volume rocker and the power button on the right side of the device.
Access to its SIM tray can be found on the left
And on the bottom, you’ll find the headphone jack, micro USB port, and the phone’s lone speaker grille.
Since we do have that so-called Infinity Vision Display, the fingerprint scanner for the Quattro has been moved to the back of the device; right above the phone’s branding. You also have two of the four cameras on the upper left-hand side of the device with a main 13-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor along with its LED flash. There is a slight protrusion with the rear camera array, which is once again solved by the accompanying case.
The front is dominated by the 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD Infinity Vision Display. Color saturation is quite nice with a decent contrast ratio but the pixel density of the display is a little on the low side given its resolution of 720×1440. The display has great viewing angles with enough brightness to be used under the sun.
On top of the display sits the dual front cameras of the Infinity Quattro. You have a 20-megapixel main camera at f/2.0 with a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle camera at f/2.4, which has a dedicated flash for taking selfies in low-light conditions too.
Under the hood of the Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro is a 2.5Ghz Helio P25 processor by MediaTek, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The phone runs on Android Nougat out of the box and is juiced up by a 4,010 mAh battery.
The Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro is priced at Php 12,999. We’ll be taking the phone for a spin later today to give you guys a glimpse of what its quad shooters can do and you can check back in a couple days to see if this device from the Cloudfone is worth spending your Christmas money on in our full review.
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