MIJUE M680 5.0" IPS qHD MTK6582 Quad Core Android 4.4 KitKat 3G Phone 13MP CAM 1GB RAM 4GB ROM WiFidisplay (Black)
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Shell Material: Plastic
Style: Touch Screen Phone
OS: Android 4.4.2(Based on Android 4.4 KitKat)
Screen Size: 5.0"
Screen Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels
Screen Type: qHD, IPS, 540P, Touch screen, Capacitive
Multi-touch: Two Points Multi-touch
Screen Material: TFT
CPU: Quad core, MTK6582 ARMv7
CPU Frequency: 1.3GHZ
GPU: OpenGL ES 2.0, Mali-400 MP2
Battery: 2600mAh, 10.36Wh, Lithium, 3.7V, One Battery
Unlocked: Yes (without contract)
Standby: 2 SIM 2 Standby
SIM Card: Standard SIM Card, Micro SIM Card
Data Transfer: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+
Storage: TF card not included, 32GB extended
Back Camera Megapixel: Back 8.0 MP, Interpolated upto 13MP
Front Camera Megapixel: Front 2.0 MP Lens & Sensor, Interpolated upto 5MP
Camera Functions: Panorama, Auto-focusing, Flashlight, Face Recognition, Facial Beautification
GPS: GPS, AGPS
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, P
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OS - Android 4.4.2 (KitKat): Nice, but not so different from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Pleasing to the eye and somewhat customizable, with all of the usual, necessary, and useful settings. Some improvements in smooth operation. Disappointed that Android's camera software hasn't improved much, and still does not match iOS. That KitKat chocolate logo is just so cool.
DISPLAY: At 960 x 540, the display strikes an optimal balance of conserving processing power and providing a smooth clear image. (Not that this phone needs such savings - it's a processing powerhouse, as I'll discuss below.) Personally, I think that a higher pixel density on a 5" display is a waste, but then again I accept CD quality audio as an acceptable replacement for vinyl. The screen is nice and bright, viewable from all angles.
Great response for texting as well. The touch screen's 2-point multitouch is adequate for every application I use. Users who take advantage of programming gestures using more than two fingers, however, will differ on this point.
***NOTE: I could not find a screen protector for this phone. More about this in the wrapup below.
PHONE OPERATION: Reception was fine. Make certain to check that the phone accommodates your provider's networking protocol/standard.
WIFI: No problems. Web surfing and other internet services are handled very smoothly.
BLUETOOTH: The phone has Bluetooth 2.0, which is perfectly adequate. Bluetooth 4.0 ("Bluetooth Smart"), with its lower power consumption, has been in some phones for two years and would have been a better choice for the M680.
MUSIC SOUND: Not great. Whereas my antique (18 month old) Star W007 provides me with great surround sound, the Mijue M680 sounded tinny no matter how I tweaked the options, including equalizer, bass boost, and surround sound. Maybe I missed a setting, or maybe there was a defect on this specific unit, but I gave it my best shot. Also, the audio port did not accommodate my 3.5" earbud jack very well.
CAMERA: Good. For most, taking pictures is one of the most important function of the phone, following talking, texting, and music. The Mijue M680 has a very decent 8 megapixel rear camera that interpolates up to 13 MP. Good autofocus. The LED flash is also very good on this phone. The secondary camera is also okay. Video recording is also quite smooth and quickly processed.
PERFORMANCE BENCHMARK: The ANTUTU Benchmark I ran on this phone yielded over 18000, the best score I've seen for a smartphone using the MTK6582 processor. As I mentioned above, this phone has great processing power which should gracefully handle just about any app.
ACCESSORIES: Other than those shipped with the phone, there are not many accessories specifically geared to this phone. I could not find a screen protector. This alone isn't such a problem as one can buy generic screen protectors and cut to fit. But with the circular "home" button on the bottom, and my clumsiness, I'd rather not. Also, I could not easily find a third-party to sell a spare battery (a must for any phone I'll buy) for the Mijue M680. TecKlife (a great Amazon merchant who treated me very nicely) was willing to ship me a spare battery from China. Not all sellers will do this. So if a spare battery is important to you, ask your seller or find a third party to sell you one before buying this phone. My overall impression is that other Chinese smartphones, such as the DooGee models, will have better support (accessories, spare parts) than Mijue down the road.
WRAPUP: Although I returned it, I really wanted to keep this phone. It looks nice, it runs GREAT, and it accomplishes 85% of what I need in a phone very well. The subpar sound quality and lack of a screen protector were the biggest reasons for the return, though not the only ones. This phone is a *good* value if you're hoping to save about $300 on one of the big name brands. It would be a GREAT value if the music sound was better, if it included Bluetooth 4.0, and if specialized accessories, like a screen protector, were more widely available.