Soda S1 is a budget friendly smartphone that you can place in the level of most Itel smartphones. Soda, the company made this latest budget-friendly smartphone to be a little upgrade from the Soda Fire. That smartphone was also directly targeted at those who don’t have much to spend on smartphones.
In the Soda S1, you find a little more space to do the things you love to do. Even at the battery level, the user still has something to depend on. However, if you read on you will see whether this is the next phone you would love to buy for yourself or someone you love.
In this article we talk about:
Design and Display of Soda S1
Dimensions of Soda S1 are 148.3 x 71.76 x 8.1 mm. Further, it weighs 142 grams. This is very okay for a handset. It comes in black and gold colors. However, it is not water resistant, and also there’s no secondary display in the screen of Soda S1.
Display type for the device is HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. Also, it comes in 5.5 inches screen size. The resolution is 1440 x 720 with 16 million colors. The pixel density is 295 pixels per inch and the screen to body ratio is 82 percent. Aspect ratio stands at 18:9. It is made with Corning Gorilla Glass and is able to resist scratches.
In the camera department, there is a 13 MP rear shooter which produces good quality images with flash. The video capacity is FHD recording of 1080p@30fps. For the camera, there are the following features: auto focus, continuous shooting, digital zoom, exposure compensation, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR, ISO settings, panorama and more.
The selfie camera to front is a meager 8 MP. This comes with even less features and has no flash capabilities whatsoever.
Hardware and software of Soda S1
There is Android 8.0 Oreo software which makes for smooth running of Soda S1. It has a modified user interface. In like manner, there is MediaTek MT6737 SoC chipset with 28nm process technology. The CPU is Quad-core 1.3 GHz 4-Cores 64-bit architecture. The GPU is ARM Mali-T720. All these work together to ensure the user can multi-task while using the device.
Quite a bit here, as the Soda S1 comes with 3GB of RAM, which cannot be expanded. However, the internal storage of 32GB can extend up to a whopping 256GB through the use of a microSD card.
Network and Connection
The network capacity found on Soda S1 is versatile. There’s provision for 2G, 3G, and 4G. In view of this, two SIM card slots can be found on the smartphone for making use of the internet connections. Other supporting connectivity features include Bluetooth, mobile hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, GLONASS, and others.
But infrared and NFC technology are clearly missing on the Soda S1.
Things get better for the battery department which is home to a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. This battery has no fast charging or wireless charging capability.
Price and Availability
Price of Soda S1 is placed at about $135 USD, though we can’t assure you will always meet it that manner everywhere online. The Soda S1 smartphone has been released in the month of October 2018 and is available for purchase.