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Let’s Review Vido LTE 458

Let’s Review Vido LTE 458
The Vido LTE 458.
September 12
06:19 2015

When Vodafone Fiji handed over the device for a review, for a split second I thought I was holding an iPhone 6. That’s a great way to start the review!

The Vido LTE 458 is a 4G device with excellent exterior. The phone isn’t sleek but when it sits on your hands, you know your phone is the right size.

Everyone needs a starting phone or that phone you can rely on to not break when it falls. The Vido LTE 458 is that phone.

The highlight on the device varies for those who are regular users of smartphones and those who are starting out.

For beginners, this phone is great because it can basically do the same things the bigger brands do like Samsung, LG, and Sony to name a few.

The Vido LTE 458 does the standard smartphone features like taking pictures that includes selfies, allows you to download apps from Google’s Play Store, operating on the latest OS and many more features.

For existing users moving from the bigger brands to the Vido LTE 458 is a challenge. Just a head’s up, you will need patience. However, once you are comfortable with the operating style, it’s all rosy.

The outstanding feature is the dual SIM slots.

You can have two SIM cards installed in the device.

This feature is good for both existing and first time users because it helps you find the balance between personal and work life.

Personally, for $299 at Vodafone Stores in Fiji, this device is a good buy. Dual SIM, latest OS and a 4G network device you couldn’t be asking for more with the price.

Happy Shopping!

 

Body and Platform

The device has dual SIM slot, yes I have mentioned this before but it’s an absolutely amazing feature.

You can slot in the SIM by opening the back cover of the device and removing the battery. The SIM slots are placed there.

It isn’t the ideal slot having to remove your battery all the time but it works.

Also to note the SIM slots are for micro SIM cards as at least some latest device don’t require a Nano SIM slot.

The Vido LTE 458 is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop which the latest operating system. However just in, the Android Marshmallow is expected to release by the end of month. Therefore, the device will hopefully soon be up for an upgrade.

The device is power packed with Quad Core 1.2 Ghz

 

Camera

It’s interesting how when we go to purchase phones, one of the few first things we check is the picture quality!

The Vido LTE 458 has a 4 megapixels primary camera with LED Camera. The picture quality can be offsetting when there is lighting issues.

Well, the phone is encouraging you to spend more time outdoors! As for the selfie camera or secondary camera is on Video Graphics Array (VGA).

VGA is basically a standard resolution (size) for camera sensors, displays, photos, and videos.

VGA size is 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels tall (or vice-versa in portrait orientation).

VGA is larger than CIF, QCIF, and QVGA, but smaller than 1 megapixel. (VGA is equivalent to 0.3 megapixels.)

Honestly, the picture quality is fine to help you get around. You can’t save these images in your photo album to show to your grandchildren but you can filter it and upload it onto social media. (You can filter it using Instagram which has been review previously by Sun Business – http://fijisun.com.fj/2015/08/08/lets-review-instagram/ )

 

Display

Like mentioned earlier, when using this device, you know for a fact it is not too large because your device is not lighting up the whole room!

The Vido LTE 458 has a 4.1 inch display screen which is ideal if you’re trying to fit it all in that one pocket.

The phone has 480 by 854 pixels. This can be an issue sometimes when trying to use the device to watch video or to stream.

With that said the device isn’t the perfect viewer of video on YouTube but you can do readings like word documents, PDF files on the device.

Memory Storage and battery life

I think the device has fallen short in this particular area. The Vido LTE 458 has an internal storage of 4 GB which doesn’t allow you to store a lot of media data.

However, you are more than welcome to pump up the external storage through increasing your microSD card capacity.

The microSD card slot is located next to the micro SIM slots at the back of the phone under the battery.

The Random Access Memory (RAM) is at 512MB which is quite low but with the price you are paying it’s the best you can get.

The battery life for the device is a little worrying. If you have installed a number of apps and have them operating continuously you might need to look at investing in a portable charger.

Feedback: rachael.nath@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 

 

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