HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

The Chinese company HomTom has expanded the range of budget smartphones with the model – HomTom S99. The main feature of the new product was a battery with a capacity of 6200 mAh, which is capable of ensuring the operation of the device within 2-3 days.

The novelty was equipped with a 5.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, 4 GB of operative and 64 GB of flash memory, a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera. As the operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo is used here. The long-playing smartphone will cost $ 129,99.

HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet

Price: from $129.99

5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS screen, RAM 4GB, ROM 64GB, Android 8.0, MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet

Price: from $129.99

5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS screen, RAM 4GB, ROM 64GB, Android 8.0, MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

HomTom S99: Specifications

CPUMediaTek MT6750T, 64-bit Processor, Octa Core 1.5GHz
 Display5.5 inch IPS (HD +) 720 x 1440 pixels screen
OSAndroid 8.0
Memory4GB RAM + 64GB ROM support up to 256GB
Rear camera 21MP + 2MP with Dual-LED and AF 
 Front camera13 MP with F2.2 Aperture
Battery6,200mAh Lithium-Polymer
SIM Carddual Nano-SIM or one Nano SIM plus one TF card
VersionBluetooth 4.0
Color   Black, White, Gray, Blue
Dimension149.5 x 70.0 x 12.8 mm
Weight200 grams

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Design

Often, creating a budget smartphone, the manufacturer makes compromises and does not pay enough attention to the design of the device. The hero of our review does not belong to this category of devices. HomTom carefully thought out every element of the appearance of its novelty HomTom S99.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

The case of the smartphone is made of aluminum alloy, the back cover is made of plastic. In the metal ends there are small grooves that make the smartphone beautiful, visually thinner and, importantly, contribute to a strong grip. Helps him and the use of a unique knurled back cover, which is very pleasant to the touch. It has an embossing made of football pentagons, the sides of the lid around the edges are slightly curved, to securely grasp the device.

Almost the entire front surface is occupied by a 5.5-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

There is absolutely nothing around the display. That is, below and above the display, there are scanty inserts of black plastic, on the bottom there is nothing, and on the top, there is a conversational speaker, camera, and sensors.

At the edges of the display is rounded, so that the effect of lack of frames on the right and left, although they are, of course. It looks very cool and attractive.

The back panel around the edges is also curved, it’s nice and the phone is in good hands. In the center, two rear cameras are vertically arranged vertically, to the left of them there is an LED flash and under the cameras, there is a fingerprint sensor. Below, in the middle, is the logo of the manufacturer – HomTom.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

The phone controls are located on the right – the volume and power buttons, the micro USB 2.0 connector is at the bottom, 3.5 mm audio is on top.

Dimensions Homtom S99 are the length of 149.5 mm, the width is 70.0 mm and the thickness is 12.8 mm. The weight of the device is 200 grams. Four color options, Black, Gray, White, and Blue.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Screen

HomTom S99 has a 5.5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels, which has already become the standard for Chinese devices in this price range. The entire front surface is covered with glass curved at the edges, 2.5D. The ratio of 18: 9 makes the smartphone smaller in size, it looks like an ordinary 5.0-inch smartphone.

The resolution of the screen and the density of the pixels are relatively low – 293 ppi, if carefully scrutinized, still visible for such a diagonal. But the panel boasts an excellent margin of brightness, rich colors and high viewing angles. The white balance tends towards a cool shade, and the multitouch supports up to five simultaneous touches.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Performance

Onboard Homtom S99 8-core processor MediaTek MT6750T is installed. It consists of a 4-core Cortex-A53 with a working frequency of 1.0 GHz and a 4-core Cortex-A53 with a maximum frequency of 1.5 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali-T860 with two cores with a working frequency of 520 MHz.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

The smartphone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (there is the possibility of expanding the memory card microSD to 128 GB, sacrificing one SIM-card).

Works Homtom S99 running OS Android 8.0.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

Performance is sufficient to perform everyday tasks and interface optimization is not bad. But you can play with comfort only in undemanding games, such as Hellrider 2, Evil Cogs, Mars: Mars, Prime Peaks, and similar games. But in the Into the Dead 2 and World of Warships Blitz can only play on the minimal (not without lags).

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Camera

HomTom S99 has three cameras, one on the front side and two on the back cover.

The main rear camera consists of two sensors: the main one with a resolution of 21 MP with f/2.0 aperture and an additional 2 MP. For the second time, the Chinese are installing a sham add-on into their smartphones, positioning it as 2-megapixel. Helps to make a good photo, dual LED-flash. The camera also shoots video at a resolution of 1080p at a speed of 30 fps.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

The front camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels (Sony IMX135) with a f/2.2 aperture and takes pictures at a resolution of 4096 × 2304 and records video at 720p at a speed of 30 fps. The camera application has functions: standard shooting, face decoration, manual blur, panning and picture-in-picture mode.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Battery

The battery is the main attraction of this device. Homtom S99 is equipped with a non-removable, lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 6200 mAh, equipped with a fast charge of 9V / 2A (18W). Charging is carried out through the port Micro USB 2.0, with OTG and reverse load. This allows the terminal to connect other devices. This battery should provide greater autonomy, taking into account that the processor does not require additional power.

The quick charging function can fully charge the battery from 0% to 100% in 2.1 hours.

The smartphone’s working time is 15 hours in the video view mode, 120 hours of music listening, up to 30 hours of talk time and up to 7 days in standby mode.

HomTom S99 Review: 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 6200 mAh battery

HomTom S99: Price

Buy a long-playing smartphone Homtom S99 in the online store Gearbest for $ 129.99.

HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet

Price: from $129.99

5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS screen, RAM 4GB, ROM 64GB, Android 8.0, MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet

Price: from $129.99

5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS screen, RAM 4GB, ROM 64GB, Android 8.0, MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz

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