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O+ 8.37 Review Unboxing and Hands On Video
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O+ 8.37 Review Unboxing and Hands On Video

by Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.October 18, 2013

O+ 8.37 Review. What we have here is the O+ 8.37, it is a 4-inch dual core phone priced at Php 4,995. It’s very seldom that we find quality affordable phone that comes with hefty specs with premium feature such as “airshuffle”.

O+ 8.37 Unboxing

The phone has a curve appearance with three capacitive buttons. It has an all-black design, front bezels has a glossy look while back panel is pure flat black. The upper edge includes a standard headset slot and a micro USB port. Power button is placed at the right rim while the volume rocker is at the left side.

Is it fast? The O+ 8.37 is powered by Mediatek MTK6572, it is a dual core system on chip (SoC) with integrated Wi-Fi, FM, GPS and Bluetooth functions targeted at the entry segment. This SoC, manufactured using 28nm process technology, comes with a dual core cortex A7 processor at 1.2GHz combined with a Mali-400 GPU and a multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem. Processing speed of this phone is smooth and enhances premium user experience. Though it has only 512MB RAM, the updated Jelly Bean 4.2.2 has done pretty good system process management. I didn’t encounter any noticeable lags while using the phone. At AntuTu benchmark it scores 10,739.

O+ 8.37 Apps

Tell something about the display. Sporting a 4 inch-capacitive display, O+ 8.37 features a WVGA 480×800 resolution fair enough to see everything in the screen even if you’re using it outdoor or in with direct sunlight. The display screen is equipped with IPS technology. Screen imaging is exceptionally sharp and light with very vivid colors. I also have praise for the display’s touch sensitivity. It is quite a pleasure to hold such a light smartphone with a 4 inch-display that reacts so quickly and precisely to even the lightest touch. The three capacitive keys below the display are also very accurate and responsive.

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How’s the camera? The phone’s 3.2-megapixel rear camera is capable of shooting 720p HD video. Photo quality is good, enough to take random shots with your signature poses for Facebook and other social media uploads. Pictures taken in outdoor lighting are clear and colors are true to life, picture quality is something that you’ll be proud of with this phone. It has a VGA front camera intended for video calls, selfies and all other stuff. =) You can check some of the pictures I’ve taken using the phone’s rear camera.

I want more info. Another thing we all look for in a phone is a dual-SIM feature, and yes this phone has it. The first SIM slot handles 3G while the second one is made for GSM only. Just like most of the android phones, O+ 8.37 comes complete with basic connectivity features: 3G, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors such as Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor. The 3G SIM can be used in conjunction with most of local telco’s internet bundles such as Globe’s prepaid PowerSurf as well as Smart’s UnliSurf.

O+ 8.37 Dual SIM

How about the Battery? O+ 8.37 is shipped with 1,500mAh battery, fair enough for extreme users to work with it on a daily basis. It could last more than a day with minimal use of its resources such as 3G and display brightness.  It is also worth noting that 28nm process technology is a more energy efficient chip that can process more information with less power.

Can you use this phone abroad? Yes, it can be used outside the Philippines. O+ 8.37 is a quad band phone, a lot of buyers are asking if they can use the unit outside the Philippines, GSM frequency bands or frequency ranges are the cellular frequencies designated the International Telecommunication Union for the operation of GSM mobile phones. O+ 8.37 uses GSM 900/1800/1900/850 bands. GSM-900 and GSM-1800 are used in most parts of the world: Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, Oceania. GSM-1900 and GSM-850 are used in most of North, South and Central America as well as in Canada.

O+ 8.37 Unboxing Video (If you have fast internet, watch it in HD 720p or Full HD 1080p)

My Take. O+ 8.37 is an affordable smartphone offering from O Plus USA, it is an immediate answer to those who wanted to buy O Plus product that is marked with the company’s standard.  This 4-inch size phone is perfect enough that you can hold it in your palm without giving any strain in your hand, it is ideal for single handed operation. It is lightweight and feels premium. At Php 4,995 it’s really one of the best buys. The quality is surely dependable and I think with O Plus brand you won’t really go wrong.

[notice noticeType=”approved” ]Company Profile: O+ is a technology company in the United States who aims to cultivate breeds of technophile all over the world, starting with the world’s busiest mobile phone hub – Asia. With innovation at its core, O+ capitalizes on one of a kind technique i.e. Air Shuffle which permits a touch-less touch phone experience through a motion sensor. This innovation aims to fuel revolutionary tech enthusiasts who are in the lookout for devices that offers something unique and have a distinct character that matches the new generation. [/notice]

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About The Author
Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.

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