While on one side we have the smartphones flooding the market, there is one more category of gadgets that is rapidly evolving but the adoption is still to pick up. One of the main reasons is the price factor. Apple, Motorola, LG, Huawei et all have smartwatches but they are still not in the price range that masses can adopt.
Allow us to introduce FIFINE, one of the Chinese companies that make many different smartwatches, and today we will talk about the FIFINE W9 – a smartwatch phone. So what does this smartwatch has to offer? For starters, this watch has a posh genuine leather strap that gives it a premium look and it packs some crazy specs that one could perhaps imagine in their dreams.
Coming with a display of 1.54 inches the screen is by OGS and made of Snapphire Glass. The display is framed by a Aluminum Stainless Steel Cover that looks solid and premium. Coming in many colors, the frame and the leather band blends with the overall color of the watch. The textured leather strap comes with a butterfly buckle system that works smooth and easy. Taking off and on of the smartwatch is not a hassle at all. Here’s a quick look at the device from various angles:
In terms of the hardware, powering this watch is a Dual Core MTK6572 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU. With 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, the watch runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and it accepts micro-SIM. If that was not enough, the watch features a 5 MP camera, speaker and supports expandable storage via microSD card! This watch is only living waterproof, which means you cannot wear it while swimming or underwater. It comes with a 600mAh removable battery and can be easily charged using the charging cradle, micro USB cable, and power adapter supplied in the box.
W9 comes in 3 colors – Champagne, Black, and Red and is priced at around $280 but currently being sold for $164 on GearBest. Worldwide shipment is offered and the watch comes with an unlocked condition which means it can be used with any network across the world.
So how does this watch stand against the big guns? Is the camera good? Is the performance reliable enough to go with the specs? We will be reviewing the watch soon and hence stand by for a detailed review! 🙂