HOMTOM is all set to the launch of its much-awaited flagship smartphone to the market this August. As the manufacturer claims, this phone has a display with the aspect ratio of 18:9 which is currently the best in the market in this segment. As most of the viewers say that this is a copy of Samsung’s prestigious S8 which anyone can confirm with a glance at it.

Homtom S8 Smartphone Review
Homtom S8 Smartphone Review

However, the major difference being the material as Samsung used glass as the body material for its S8 which has got many complaints about its quality where as HOMTOM used a high quality composite material for its body to eliminate this issue. However one must say that HOMTOM has taken good care with its display as it has got minimal bezels which will make the device more compact and comfortable.

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Before starting the detailed review, lets have a look at the key feature of Homtom S8 4G Smartphone.

Key Specs of Homtom S8

DisplayHD (1410 x720p)
Screen Size5.7 inch
CameraDual Rear (16MP+ 5MP), Front(13MP)
HardwareMTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
SoftwareAndroid 7.0
Battery3400 mAh Removable Type
RAM+ROM4GB+64GB (Memory Card support up to 128 GB!)
Network Support2G/3G/4G
OTG SupportYes
Sim Card TypeDual Sim

 

Homtom S8 Smartphone Review

Let us have a deeper look at its various features one by one.

Display:

Display Homtom S8

The display of the Homtom S8 phone needs a special mention here as it is a bezel less display. The phone is equipped with 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 px resolution Sharp HD + IPS display which is regarded as the best in the current market. The display is made up of 2.5D curved glass which enhances the user experience. With 5.7 inch screen, it definitely stands out of other phones which normally comes with a 5.5-inch screen. The aspect ratio of 19:9 is pretty high where as the screen to body ratio is the best in the segment with a whopping figure of 83%.

Hardware and software:

Hardware and software

The phone works on a powerful Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750T 64 bit processor which is used by almost all the powerful smartphones these days. The processor is supported by ARM Mali-T860 MP2,650 MHz Graphic processor which is again popular for its capability to play high-end games without hanging. As usual, this phone is also equipped with a 4GB RAM for performing tasks smoothly. It is backed up with 64 GB internal memory which can be extended up to 128 GB using micro SD card. This phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS which can be upgraded to future versions of Android.

The phone is very slim with only 7.9 mm thickness. However, weight is a bit on the higher side as it weighs 180 Grams. The fingerprint scanner is placed just below the camera. The body of the smartphone is not made of metal as most of the smartphones do. It is made up of composite material which is of good quality. However, it is prone to scratches which may damage the appearance of the phone.

Camera:

Camera quality

The HomTom S8 is equipped with a beautiful dual camera and a high-quality front camera. The rear camera is a 16 MP +5.0 MP Sony camera with Dual-LED and auto focus whereas front camera is a 13 MP high-quality camera with LED flash.16MP + 5.0MP Sony with Dual-LED and AF Rear Camera | 13 Megapixel  Front camera with LED Flash. With this quality rear camera, the user can shoot videos of 1080p clarity with 30 frames per second which is commendable.

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Battery:

The phone has a reasonable 3400 mAh Non-Removable (5V/2A) Lithium-Polymer battery. The manufacturer claims a stand by time of 5 days and talk time of 1 day. Some users may complain about the battery capacity as most of the current day smart phones are equipped at least with a 4000 mAh battery. However, that won’t be a major problem with this phone given that the phone is equipped with Fast Charging technology and also an in-built power saving mode.

Miscellaneous:

This phone is equipped with a dual hybrid sim slot which supports Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM/MicroSD.

There are four color options to buy which include coral blue, maple gold, arctic silver and midnight black.

What will you get in the package?

  • HOMTOM S8 phone
  • Power adapter
  • USB Cable
  • English Manual

Pros and Cons of Homtom S8 Smartphone:

PROS:

  • Bezel-less Display
  • Brilliant 13 MP Front Camera
  • Choice of colors
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Phone weighs a bit heavy
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Composite body material

Why Buy?

Costing only $160 approximately, this is one of the best bezel-less smartphones within everyone’s budget. If one could ignore the cons, this phone is a must try option.