Keiphone K10 Helio review

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This time we have the possibility to test one of the smartphones that the Chilean company Keiphone brings, referring to the new K10 Helio, which is also known in other markets as Elephone P9000.

  

Our protagonist stands out because it has a 5.5 5.5 Full HD IPS screen, an eight-core processor that runs at a high speed of 2.0 GHz, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage with MicroSD. As for the camera, we have a 13MP Sony IMX268 main camera and an 8MP front camera.

All of the above is controlled by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which retains 98% of the original Android interface and is powered by non-removable Li-Po batteries with 3,000 mAh capacity.

Thanking friends Keiphone To lend us this unit test, we begin a full analysis of who will be starring in this review, the K10 Helio.

Technical details of the tested unit

Manufacturers and models
– Keiphone– K10 Helio – Dual SIM– Device status: Final
Network Compatible
– 3G: 850/900/1700 AWS / 1900 / 2100– 4G LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4 AWS, B5, B7 CHILE, B8, B17, B20, B20, B38, B39, B40, B41– LTE4 Category 150 / 50Mbps
Compatibility in Chile
– 3G: All – 4G: All – NOT compatible with 4G +
screen
– IPS LCD – 5.5 Inches – Full HD 1920 × 1080 Resolution – Density – pixels per inch
Camera
– Sony IMX258 13MP F / sensor 2.0 – Dual-tone dual LED flash – Laser autofocus – Video: Full HD 30fps – Stabilization: Yes, via software – 8MP front sensor – Front flash light: No – Front video: Full HD 30 fps – Stabilization on the front sensor: No
Hardware and connectivity
– MediaTek Helio P10 – 8 core (4 core 2.0GHz + 4 1.2GHz core) – Mali-T860MP2 graphics chip – 4GB RAM memory – 32GB internal memory – MicroSD reader – Wi-Fi 2.4 and 5 GHz with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC , A-GPS, GLONASS– USB Type-C– Fingerprint reader– FM Radio– MONO speaker
Software and Features
– Android 6.0 Marshmallow – 90% native Android interface – Chrome browser.
Dimension / Waterproof
– 148.4 x 73.2 x 7.3 mm – Weight: 145 grams – Not certified
Battery
– Li-Po – 3,000 mAh: cannot be removed
Open the box
– Equipment – 5V / 2.0A charger, model APS-S010050200W-G – USB to USB Type-C data cable – Protective casing – Extractor device – Stereo handsfree with control

Design

The K10 Helio has a design that spends elegance wherever you look and with a very thin bezel, which makes the device look quite acceptable.

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It has an aluminum side and the back stands out because it is completely magnesium, a material that others do not see frequently. smartphones, but it helps the team a lot, because it is very strong.

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Physically, this device is smaller than the iPhone in its Plus version (to give you an idea), but both teams have 5.5-inch screens, which speak highly of what they are like. He designed the team.

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The smartphone does not interfere at all when you carry it in a pocket, because not only is it an acceptable size, it is also quite light and easy to operate with one hand, at least I have no problem.

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I invite you to see the following image gallery where you can appreciate every detail of the design of this equipment, as well as a description of what you see:

✅ Very nice and comfortable design ✅ Waste of elegance wherever you look at it ™ ✅ Light and slim ✅ Excellent choice of material

❎ Your screen is a fingerprint magnet

Main camera 13 MP and front camera 8 MP

In this review section I tell you that our protagonist integrates the main Sony IMX258 camera that reaches 13 megapixels, with f / 2.0 aperture, accompanied by a dual-tone dual LED flash and laser for autofocus. It also records videos in Full HD with up to 30 frames per second.

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But we also have a front camera that reaches 8 megapixel camera so you can take selfies or if you want you can also record videos in VGA quality.

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When we activate the camera for the first time, we will find each option that allows us to take photos, make videos, HDR mode, activate the front camera, activate the flash … etc.

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We will also find up to 9 visual effects, in addition to activating the PIP mode, which will allow us to take photos with the main camera and, at the same time, people who take focused photos with the front camera will appear in a small box. We also see the traditional panoramic mode.

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Then we find a configuration menu where we can modify the resolution, lighting values, white balance, face detection, smile, activate the RAW, ISO, image format … among other functions.

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Then I will go with the photo gallery taken by our Keiphone K10 in different light conditions, with the maximum resolution and automatic configuration.

If you want to record video, I tell you that our K10 has the ability to capture videos in Full HD 1080p quality with up to 30 frames per second. These are the settings you will find:

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Finally, I will leave you with a video recorded by our protagonist in Full HD quality at 30 fps so that you can appreciate the quality of the image and sound:

30 fps full HD

✅ Good image quality in daytime photos Acceptable video quality ✅ Various options and functions in the camera application Laser focus that works well Good strong dual LED flash

❎ Do not record Full HD video at 60 frames per second ❎ Night photos come out with an acceptable quality, but with a lot of noise frontal The front camera interface is slightly front The front camera records video in VGA quality without losing a manual mode ❎ Autofocus does not work well when recording video.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a native interface

K10 Helio brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow which contains approximately 90% of the original operating system interface. Keiphone only changes a few icons and adds a few functions to the settings menu, the rest remain unchanged.

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When we open the application menu, we will find the same application as always, such as Google, mail, messages, browser … etc., here we do not find bloatware in any way that is valued.

In the configuration menu, we will find news, such as "Download Turbo", which allows you to download faster when using Wi-Fi networks and 3G / 4G networks simultaneously. We will also find other functions that you can see in the following gallery:

As for performance, I can tell you that it is working quite well, I have almost no lag or delay, everything is going quite well and I have no problems with the application, everything works fine and normal.

In the following video, I will show you part of the interface and functions provided by Keiphone K10 Helio:

✅ Very good performance Tetap The interface remains 90% unchanged ✅ Various useful functions ✅ Bloatware is free

❎ A very outdated Android security patch (June 2016)

Multimedia and audio

K10 has everything you need for our multimedia needs, because we can listen to our music, watch our videos, and listen to our favorite FM radio stations.

Starting with the audio player, I tell you that we will see a classic Android player, which does not have a beautiful interface, but plays your music. In it we will see playback controls, album covers and names of songs and artists.

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We also have audio enhancements such as "BesAudEnh", "BesLoudness" and "BesSurround". The first will boost the mid sound, the second will boost the bass, and the third will give you 3D or surround sound. We will also find a five band equalizer with bass boost and other effects.

We don't have a special video player, but the Gallery app does that by providing basic controls.

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Finally, we have a more complete FM radio, since it not only has good signal reception and sound quality, you can also use speakers, mark stations as favorites and record audio directly from the station. Unfortunately it does not have RDS.

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Audio

When you connect your headphones to the device, you will find excellent sound quality, where (depending on your headphones) you can find very strong bass and treble. Also, the volume power is NOT limited by the software, so it will have high volume power.

I have the same experience with Bluetooth stereo headphones, but unfortunately it is not compatible with Apt-X codec.

Speaker

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Here we will only find speakers located at the bottom of the equipment. The sound quality it provides is not entirely good, as it highlights the high and low tones that are not highly valued. However, the speaker sounds quite loud.

✅ Good sound quality through headphones Volume Power is NOT limited software ✅ Has an FM radio

❎ A very basic and outdated media player ❎ Not compatible with Apt-X codec when using stereo Bluetooth headphones with speaker. Speaker sound quality is not so good

5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen

We got to the most important part of the smartphone and precisely to the screen, which in the case of K10 Helio reached 5.5 inches

This screen is an IPS-type LCD and has a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels that is presented in the 16: 9 format. The quality of the images sent to the naked eye is good, with acceptable colors, as the definitions.

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The screen also has a high level of brightness, so it looks very clear and the colors look bright. This also ensures that the screen can be seen correctly when we are in broad daylight, as you can see below:

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As for the options that we can find for the screen, we can see and use MiraVision technology, modify the brightness level, modify the font size, change the font style and can even calibrate the proximity sensor and Sensor-G, Among other functions.

✅ Good image quality ✅ Good brightness level ✅ Good definition ✅ Many functions are useful to adjust the screen

3,000 mAh Li-Po battery

We tested a battery that integrated our protagonist giving it a completely normal use and using it as if the equipment were really mine, with my application and my data.

  • App used: Telegram, WhatsApp, Spotify, FacebookMessenger Twitter Periscope Instagram, calls, Camera, Google Now, Chrome, Gmail, Android Wear, YouTube, Speed ​​tests and multimedia content.
  • The operator is used in testing.: WOM, with 4G active.
  • Active connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (for stereo headphones) and active GPS
  • Used men's clothing products: LG G Watch R
  • Brightness of the screen: Automatic

Screen time: 5 hours and 33 minutes

Total usage time: Around 22 hours

It is time to charge the battery.: 2 hour, 24 minutes

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conclusion

Keiphone K10 Helio is a smartphone that works well and has high-end equipment. It also has a very nice and very elegant design with materials that at first glance look good.

The performance provided by this computer is quite good and the 4GB RAM helps a lot and it has no problem running multiple applications.

I like the quality of the photos taken during the day, I think they have a very good color response. However, in night photos noise is the protagonist. I do not like that our application has to use a camera, but I do not say it by function but by an interface that seems a little old. What I don't like is that the front camera records video in VGA quality.

By the way, the team personally liked it, although there were some details that failed, such as the multimedia area, but I did not criticize much because other applications could be installed better, everything else that K10 did really well. Of course, hopefully Keiphone is concerned about updating the computer as soon as possible because it is very outdated in the security area of ​​the operating system.

Availability

The K10 Helio is available through the Keiphone website starting at CLP $ 249,990 for the 32GB Dual SIM version.

We thank friends. Keiphone to provide this unit and thus bring you this review.

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