The Dutch company, Philips has launched its latest smartphone called Xenium X818 in Russia. It comes with a metal frame and sports decent specifications. Though it lacks any gimmicky features to make it stand out from rest of the Android powered smartphones, the Xenium X818 does sports some useful features. This new device comes with antimicrobial coating along with oleophobic coating. The SoftBlue technology reduces the blue light from the display without the affecting the quality. Even the earlier launched Philips smartphones also used the similar technology. The Xenium X818 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a customized UI laid on top.
Talking about the specifications of the device, it sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz coupled with Mali T860 MP2 GPU. It also packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. Along with the on-screen navigation buttons, there is also a physical home button that comes integrated with a fingerprint sensor. The device measures 153.5 x 76 x 6.95 mm and weighs 167.5 grams.
Coming to the cameras, there is a 16MP sensor on the rear with PDAF and dual tone LED flash. While on the front is an 8MP sensor with built-in beauty modes. Though there are many Chinese smartphones with huge battery capacity, many of them are not sold in the international markets. Now, the Xenium X818 with a 3,900mAh battery can be a good alternative for those who looks for devices with good battery backup. The company claims the device to give 11 hours of talk time and lasts upto 456 hours on standby mode. It is also equipped with power saving mode and Philip’s X power technology that can give 10% additional battery life.
The device supports dual SIM dual standby with the help of hybrid SIM slot where the user can opt either for a secondary SIM or a MicroSD. The connectivity options include Cat.6 LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. Apart from the volume rocker and the power button, we can also a slider button that can be customized for creating app shortcuts or accessing setting faster. The Philips Xenium X818 is priced at 23,990 Rubles (approx $370 / Rs. 25,500) and is available only in Champagne Gold color.
Earlier this year, the company had launched the affordable smartphone called Xenium V377 in Russia that came with a whopping 5,000mAh battery. Apart from a huge battery, the device came with basic specifications like a 5-inch HD display and MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor. It has just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The device also includes a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP selfie camera on the front. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and doesn’t support 4G LTE.