How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?This model, the MAX P490 8 Go uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Our tests have shown that this MAX P490 8 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.It’s a very good quality model.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The MAX P490 8 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
The MAX P490 8 Go is almost a model.A modest 5.0 -inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Forget the videos, too.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.And therefore several operators on this model.An interesting option abroad.
We found out that this MAX P490 8 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.The 2000 mAh will barely be enough to last a day between calls, texts or games.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
And since Energizer did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
The right choice for watching movies?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
We would have liked the MAX P490 8 Go to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.It’s hard to watch a video.A resolution which is moreover in 480 x 854.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
Energizer sought to improve the audio experience.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
Our test shows that this MAX P490 8 Go is at the top of the rankings.On the processor side, even if it is not always the case, the Quad Core is today almost the minimum.This model has a Mediatek MT6580M (28 nm) processor.These elements bring performance and fluidity to the videos.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.It’s 8 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.But some of you will need more; that’s why Energizer has left a free slot for a memory card.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.The power of 2000 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Please note that this model does not allow contactless payments.
Concerning audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Energizer has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
The features of the camera lens are perfectly connected to the Android system part.And for an even better result, this phone contains 1 lenses.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this MAX P490 8 Go.A definition in 5 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
It’s not the best device for making selfies.The editing function is out of date.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This phone offers very little space: 8 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The MAX P490 8 Go, a good choice for the right use
The design of this MAX P490 8 Go is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.