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Review: AsiaFone Oscar (AF9899), Not Expensive and Optimal Features

Design

Dimensions 14,3 X 7,3X 0,94 cm, power key and volume keys, 3.5 mm audio port, microUSB port, camera flash.

As most of the Android smartphone, Asiafone Oscar has a normal shape and use glossy plastic material on body. For Asian users, it would not be too difficult to operate because of fitting dimension for small hands like Asian.

This smartphone has a small arch at each corner, so that the user is easy to use any keys like power key and volume keys. To charge and transfer data, it provides microUSB port and also audio port for headset at the top of phone. At the back, there are camera and flash light.

Screen and Interface

FWVGA IPS, 5.0 inches 480 X 854 pixels, Multitouch, Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS

Asiafone Oscar has a wide screen. Unfortunately, this smartphone hasn’t a very good resolution but users are made ​​comfortable for using it to navigate and watch videos and also has a good respond and multitouch capabilities. Using the latest Android 4.4.2 kitkat Operating System, Asiafone Oscar doesn’t add another interface, So that the appearance is original without customization from the vendor.

Hardware

Mediatek MT6582 Quad-core 1.3 GHz, GPU Mali-400 MP, 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD, up to 32 GB, Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

Asiafone Oscar is reinforced with good hardware specifications in the level. Unfortunately, the RAM isn’t too big but this smartphone is good for playing game with Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Processor. Example of game that is download and played, Gunship Battle, with 3D visuals can be played smoothly by Asiafone Oscar without any problems. With an internal memory capacity and adequate battery, this new smartphone is able to accommodate the user to be able to play a full day with standard usage.

Comparison of Benchmark Result

Camera

Primary Camera 8 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels, autofocus, Secondary Camera 2 MP

Unlike previous series, Cobra, this time Asiafone actually improves camera resolution in Oscar. With higher resolution, camera capability in Oscar is qualified. Asiafone Oscar contains the features such as autofocus, effects, exposure, white balance, smile shot, HDR, face detection self-timer etc.

Not only  more complete image results but also  bright lighting conditions are better than the previous series. Oscar is able to translate a color that fits with the original but ability of detail focus is still not very good. For the taking picture in less lighting conditions, users don’t need to worry about result of photo because Asiafone been provides the light flash. Oscar also is still optimally when recording video with good results. Secondary camera also belongs to Oscar with 2 MP resolution that’s better for selfie.

Results of Camera

Multimedia

MP4/H.264/H.263 player, MP3 Player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

For listening music and watching video, Asiafone Oscar has music and video player. Music files in Oscar are able to be classified based on artist, album and song title and also users can play the video directly through gallery. Besides music and video player, FM radio is also available by using headset.

Connectivity

SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 900/1800/1900/3G HSDPA 900/2100, Wifi, Hotspot, Bluetooth and MicroUSB

As most of the smartphone, Oscar also has two card slots that’s on at the same time . Besides the 3G HSDPA connection, there are features such as wifi, hotspot, bluetooth and microUSB.

Conclusion

With very cheap price, Asiafone Oscar is able to accommodate all multimedia needs of users such as music player, video player and camera. Although it has relatively small capacity of RAM Oscar still has capabilities to do them.

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