For a long time the Chinese terminals were limited to copy the design of Apple, Samsung … or chose flat designs, without any personality or hook that just met, fortunately things have changed.
The Homtom HT16 is a good example of this change in trend since, albeit with low cost materials without excessive fanfare, the design of this device attracts attention.
As for the election materials was plastic and glass rear to the front, without 2.5D. We can choose between three colors, white, black and blue nice, however, only apply to the back, since in all three variants the front is black.
Blue HT16 Homtom
Undoubtedly the most striking feature of Homtom HT16 is a design.
Concerning the design, Homtom associates to summer and romanticism, perhaps pretentious, however what does seem clear is that it is intended for a young audience because it has a texture that gives a very informal touch, and also provides grip and nice touch, however regret that is not available in lighter colors where it would be more striking.
Finally I would like to stress that this is a device whose greatest asset is the design, well above its technical features that we will see just below.
Technical Specifications Homtom HT16
Dimensions 72.1 x 144 x 89 mm
Weight 220 grams
Black, white and blue colors
Technology / 2G bands GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz; 3G WCDMA: 850/1900 / 2100MHz
SIM Dual SIM Type 2 x MicroSIM
IPS screen technology
Dimension 5 inches
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Mediatek MT6580 processor 1.3GHz Quad-Core 32-bit
RAM 1 GB
Capacity 8 GB
If SD slot, microSD up to 64 GB
Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow)
8.0MP resolution, LED flash, 720p Video Recording
5.0MP secondary camera
Manufacturer N / A
Capacity 3000 mAh
Fast Charge N / A
MicroUSB charging port
USB OTG If
If headphones (mini jack 3.5mm)
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
If GPS. GPS + AGPS
Radio Si. you need handset
If Spanish language
No fingerprint sensor
Box Contents Mobile Phone, Power Adapter, USB Cable and User Manual
As you can see it is not advanced hardware it is that with such a tight price was not expected anything else. Let’s go over it piece by piece.
We start with the screen, 5 inches with IPS technology that gives a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The panel has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, that is HD. Thanks to Homtom has chosen 5 inches, the density of pixels per inch is maintained at a very high level.
We spent the SoC. The HT16 Homotom equips a Mediatek MT6580, quad-core processor to 1.3GHz and 32-bit architecture definitely a usual low range, as can be found in more than 80 Chinese smartphones, most of them below 100 €. The graph of this SoC is the Mali 400 archifamosa we saw in devices such renown as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and that still continues to appear in new terminals. We regret the lack of 4G connectivity.
HT16 Homtom colors
The Homtom HT16 is a focused young as device design, but with unnecessary power for them.
The 1GB RAM stays, somewhat limited for the most active users but will not give problems if the use is not very intensive. The same goes for storage, 8GB is scarce but for many others, with the help of MicroSD, will not have many problems. As for the cameras, 8 and 5 megapixels meet conditions but at nightfall require the use of LED flash.
One of the biggest pluses of this device resides in the battery, which, with 3000mAh be more than able to overcome the day with moderate use, especially if we consider the size and resolution of the screen.
We ended up with, Android 6.0 software that comes in handy to Homtom HT16. Why do I say this? Because Android Marshmallow allows the SD send most of the applications and also with Doze get squeeze the battery and spend the night with little consumption.
HT16 Homtom vs Homtom HT5
Since its recent birth, the subsidiary of Doogee has not stopped throwing phones. One of the most eye was attracted Homtom HT5 already discussed in Gizlogic. Now let’s compare it to the smartphone before us.
We started by comparing the design, although HT5 had a rear imitating wood that was not bad, textured plastic Homtom HT16 is much more attractive. Regarding materials, HT5 mount an aluminum chassis while the Homtom HT16 is built entirely in plastic. On the front we see that both screens have the same size and resolution, but the HT5 has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
In terms of power and storage HT5 the Homtom exceeds HT16. On the other hand shared RAM and the resolution of the main chamber, however, the sensor of the HT5 is signed by Sony, so presumably the results will be better.
HT16 Homtom screen
With a 5-inch HD screen, the HT16 Homtom equals in this aspects other terminals like the mythical Moto G 2014.
Android 6.0 software, being the latest version (pending the deployment of Android Nougat), makes the HT16 that incorporates Homtom is above the HT5 incorporating Lollipop. Finally in the battery we see a clear advantage for the Homtom HT5 has 4250 mAh against 3000 (which is fine) of HT16.
No doubt the HT5 is a priori a smarter choice, but beware, the price difference is remarkable. While we found the HT5 for about 100 euros (depending on the store), the HT16 Homtom around 50 €, all a bargain that makes differences become less important.
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