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Vifocal C1000 Review

by Frank Tu 0

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The Vifocal C1000 is here. It’s a budget smartphone on the market for only $129.99. Here’s a breakdown of what you get for your money.

Vifocal C1000 – In the Box

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Accessories included with the phone are:

  • 2 x 3200 mAh battery.
  • Earphones
  • USB Cable
  • Charger
  • User Manual

Vifocal C1000 – Design

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We’ve received a full black version of the C1000, which looks really good and seems to have good quality. The screen is a large 5.5 inch size. Above it are the call speaker and front camera and underneath are three soft buttons. Unfortunately these buttons are not lit, but otherwise the phone looks impressive.

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The sides of the phone contain all the essentials; the volume is on the left side and the power button is on the right. On the top of the phone are the USB slot and the headphone socket.

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The back face of the phone contains the rear camera with the LED flashlight below it. Under that, we have the fingerprint scanner. Underneath the cover there’s a large battery compartment and slots for two SIM cards, one TF slot. Underneath this compartment is the media speaker.

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Vifocal C1000 – Screen

The Vifocal C1000 has a 5.5 inch screen with a 960 x 540 resolution. The specifications aren’t exactly mind blowing but Vifocal has used QHD resolution and,  given the screen, is fine with regards to visibility and the touchscreen works very well.

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Vifocal C1000: Performance

The C1000 is equipped with the quad-core Mediatek MTK6582 based on the Arm 4 Cortex processor (which clocks at 1.3 GHz) and Mali 400MP GPU graphics. It is a bit of a disappointment that there is no octa-core processor, but that said, the Vifocal C1000 is plenty powerful enough to run high powered apps and games.

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The AnTuTu benchmark tests show some great results. The score of 18018 means the C1000 outperforms the Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4, so it should have no problem with high performance tasks.

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Vifocal C1000: Feature Highlights

Finger Scanner

The Vifocal C1000 is the first smartphone with this technology which unlocks the phone quickly by confirming the identity of the operator by fingerprint recognition.  The scanner is found on the back of the phone.

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Android 4.4 OS

With most smartphones running the Android 4.2 it is a surprise to see the C1000 model running the latest Android 4.4 version. It runs well without any issues though.

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GPS function

The GPS feature of the Vifocal C1000 was tested and found to function well and utilise many satellites for stability and accuracy. There were no problems whatsoever with its use.

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Extras and Omissions

The C1000 has OTG function enabling it to communicate and send data to other devices. Its Bluetooth and WiFi also work well. One disappointment, however, is the lack of NTG function which could be a deterrent for fans of the technology.

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Vifocal C1000: Camera/Battery

The camera specifications of the C1000 are 5.0MP front and 8.0MP in the rear. Quite low spec for a high-end smartphone. These are some sample pictures taken with it:

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The battery life is standard really, with most users wanting to watch videos and play games on phoes that simply don’t have the stamina. In this case, the Vifocal C1000 lasts about as long as the others but there is of course always the option of charging both batteries to extend the use of the phone. The 3200 mAh battery provides 2-3 days standby time.

Vifocal C1000: Conclusion

The Vifocal C1000 has many great features, such as the groundbreaking finger scanning technology and running the latest Android 4.4 OS. These positives are counterbalanced with some oversights however, low screen resolution, the quad-core processor and low MP camera options are sure to put people off this otherwise impressive model.

 

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