Hotwav Symbol S8L has been unveiled by Hotwav, the smartphone manufacturing company. This mobile phone is sure to hit the market in this month of November 2018. It comes with a water-drop notch screen, dual rear camera and comes with other nice features.
In this review, we will examine the Hotwav Symbol S8L design, display, performance, price, battery, network, camera features and others.
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Design and Display of Hotwav Symbol S8L
Design feature or type is a combination of plastic and metal. Dimensions are 77 x 158.7 x 7.9 mm. This device is not water resistant, nor does it come with a secondary display. Furthermore, it comes in blue and purple colors.
Display type is HD+ IPS capacitive touch screen. The screen size is 6.22 inches of 16 million colors. Pixel density is 270 ppi, screen to body ratio is 79.28 percent, and aspect ratio is 19:9. Other features of the display are multi-touch, scratch resistant, and 2.5D curved glass screen.
At the camera department, there is dual rear camera of 13 MP plus 2 MP that has f/2.2 aperture and Dual-LED flash option. Video performance is 1080p@30fps FHD recording. Other features include auto focus, continuous shooting, digital zoom, exposure compensation, face detection, touch focus, geotagging, HDR, self timer, panorama, ISO Settings, and others.
To the front there is a 5 MP camera with LED flash and face unlock front lens features. This front lens boasts f/2.4 aperture.
Hardware and Software
Hotwav Symbol S8L runs primarily on Android 8.1 Oreo. It comes on a modified user interface. Hopefully, its firmware can be able to upgrade to the latest Android 9 Pie. To support this is the MediaTek MT6739WA chipset with 28nm process technology. Whereas, the CPU is Quad-core 1.3 GHz 4-Cores, and GPU is PowerVR GE8100 2-Cores. These run on 64-bit architecture.
Storage Capacity and Sensors in Hotwav Symbol S8L
Memory capacity in the device is 2GB of RAM which cannot be expanded but this is supported by 16GB internal storage. Increase that with a microSD card up to 128GB. The sensors in the Hotwav Symbol S8L are as follows; accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity. This smartphone has no fingerprint reader at all.
Network and Connectivity
Internet networks in the device are 2G, 3G, and 4G. This device is therefore versatile enough to handle GSM, HSPA, and LTE network connections. To make things better, provision has been made for dual Nano SIM slots in the device for smooth running of the networks.
Other connectivity elements are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, USB Type-C, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, HDMI, and 3.5mm headphone jack. There is no infrared or NFC on this mobile device.
Battery Life of Hotwav Symbol S8L
Powering the device is a Li-Ion non-removable 3150 mAh battery that comes without wireless charging and fast charging technologies. However, the talk time and standby time are not specified at this time.
Price and Availability
The price of Hotwav Symbol S8L Core starts from $129 USD. However, you have to make diligent search online to get best price for the device. On the availability, the smartphone is very much available for purchase, having been released in November 2018.
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