Ninetology Stealth review
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Writen by mobile88 Editor: By Loh Ving Sung , on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Stealth is quite hefty, which is unsurprisingly considering its size, and it quite thick too. The back of the phone is covered in matte plastics, so it won’t slip from your hands too easily. On the left of the phone, there is a metallic standby button and volume rocker, with the microUSB port is at the bottom and the 3.5mm jack on top of the phone.
It comes with a 5.2-inch screen, which if you compare it to the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note puts the Stealth firmly in the phablet category. At the bottom of the large screen, you get four capacitive buttons - a menu button, home, back and search.
As for the screen itself, the 5.2-incher is WVGA touchscreen and at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, it does well enough. You get huge icons because of the lower screen resolution, but that wasn't too much of a problem for us. It is often bright, too bright even at automatic settings, we opted to leave it at low settings. Sunlight legibility is also poor, so using the phone outdoors is a little challenge.
Inside there is a single core 1GHz along with 512MB RAM, which doesn't seem like a lot. But we've managed to play some heavy performance games like Blood and Glory and Jetpack Joyride. According to Antutu, has enough performance to out gun the Nexus S and the original Galaxy S. We suffered performance lags when we left too many programmes running in the multitasking bar, so clearing a few unused apps will help speed things up a bit.
Speaking of which, the Stealth struggles when playing 720p video, so sticking with YouTube quality would help. There are large speaker grills at the back, which blares out our tracks once we turned up the volume. A pair of headphones would definitely help you enjoy your MP3s.
There is an A-GPS onboard, but it had a hard time locking on our location, even after we cranked the GPS and data connectivity on. So if navigation is an important factor, the Stealth may not be up to par in this category.
Inside you get 2GB memory, so you'll have to rely on the expandable memory which goes up to 32GB.
As for battery life, the 2200mAh pack lasted us a full day with about 15% left in the tank when we went for our daily charge at night. Heavy users might want to bring the microUSB charger when they head out.