Over the 13 years of KingCom’s existence, the company has been in a remarkable state in the Philippine mobile business. And to continuously stay ahead of the game, the company is boosting the specs of its smartphone offerings; we have now the KingCom VENUS, a hybrid 7-inch phone having larger RAM and a combo of dual SIM and 3G functionality.
KingCom VENUS specs:
- 7-inch Full HD WUXGA IPS display, 1920×1200, 324dpi
- 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592
- Mali 450-MP
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 5MP rear AF camera with LED flash
- 2MP front camera
- Dual-SIM (Mini + Micro), Dual-Standby, Call & Text Function
- 3G HSPA+
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 3,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Dimensions: 184.5mm x 106.2mm x 8.2mm
- Weight: 460g
The design is impressive; reminds me of the gorgeous Elife S5.5, it looks like a blown up version.
The device is wrapped in gold-colored polycarbonate plastic with faux-metal finish frame giving a strong sense of classiness.
The volume rocker is on the upper right side along with the power switch. The headset jack is on the top of the chassis, while the Micro-USB 2.0 PC connection/charging port is on the bottom along with the microphone pinhole.
The top is also home to a microSD card and dual 3G SIM slots all protected by a hinged cover.
Button press actions are very natural, giving you a sense of surety when you tap the power or volume controls. The device hasn’t let out a single squeak, crack, or snap, the sturdy built ensures it won’t let you down.
The KingCom VENUS display is one of its best features. At first glance, I was really amazed how clear the display was, the screen is certainly fantastic. It features a 7-inch Full HD display. At 324 dpi, the colors are rich and vibrant.
Just like most of the smartphones that has full high definition IPS display, the technology gives bright whites and is more accurate, lifelike color representation without over-saturation or eye strain. Viewing angles are very good, and images are more detailed when scrutinized closely. The displays superiority makes it a very ideal media consumption companion
As for the internals, KingCom VENUS is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MT6592 CPU. This type of processor delivers a perfect balance of performance and power consumption; it runs both low-power and more demanding tasks equally effectively by harnessing the full capabilities of all eight cores in any combination.
It’s also commendable that KingCom chose to ship VENUS with 2GB RAM. It’s very seldom that you’ll find an affordable octa-core phone with this big amount of RAM. Out of the box, the system uses just as small amount of it, around 500MB, leaving the remaining 1.5GB free and surely more than enough to run multiple applications at the same time, there’s also a quad-core Mali-450 GPU clocked at 700MHz and has support for Ultra HD video playback and can deliver premium gaming performance.
Combining everything, it’s really that powerful and ultra-fast. Though the user experience doesn’t need to be explained literally, my one-week use of the device has proved me it’s a topnotch gadget.
The AnTutu benchmark score put KingCom VENUS near the Samsung Galaxy S5 and very much in the top draw of Android performers. There is no doubt that this device will give you a better gaming experience than its quad core peers.
The main camera is a 5-megapixel unit with LED flash and is capable of recording HD video, while the front camera delivers 2 megapixels. Though the rear camera may produce clear shots especially outdoors, VENUS isn’t good at this department; you can check my sample shots. Video calls using the front camera is doable.
The device comes with 16GB internal storage; 12GB of it is useable for apps and other media files. Storage may be upgraded via MicroSD card up to 32GB.
The phone also features basic connectivity options including 3G, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS Support and sensors. USB On-The-Go (OTG) is also supported on this device and the box comes with free OTG cable, having the OTG feature is a real convenience. I was able to easily transfer movie files from a flash drive. You can also use USB game controllers, keyboard and mouse.
Battery life is equitably good with the phone’s 3,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, performing pretty well in everyday usage. It lasts for about 6 hours of video playback and about 8 hours with mixed usage such as e-mails, web browsing, Facebook and messaging. But it drops considerably after intensive gaming sessions playing demanding titles, all the way down to 5 hours or less. VENUS takes about 4 hours to fully charge itself.
KingCom VENUS Unboxing Video
Summing it up, I would say that everything for me seems to be remarkable. With this octa-core device, you’ve got a phone and a handy tablet, considering the low price of Php 7,998 for both of best worlds; it’s really going to be a smart buy. Undoubtedly, if you’re looking for a good-looking device with topnotch performance combo and yet still fits in your budget, this KingCom VENUS is highly recommended.