Pioneer is not really a smartphone brand. Well, they are fairly new to the smartphone business, but it is a well-established brand in other departments like home, stage and car audio.
As the company tries to assert themselves in the smartphone industry, they have some interesting offerings like a budget friendly E82L. Let’s take a look at the device and see if it is worth your attention.
There is nothing special about the box. It just has Pioneer branding, model number and some of the main specs printed out.
Here you can see the contents of the box. It includes the phone itself, charger, removable battery (which is always a good thing!) and some instruction manuals, which are in Chinese. Unfortunately, there are no headphones included, but we think it is understandable given the phone’s budget friendly nature.
So finally you can see the device from the front and back. The front features 5″ 720p display, the capacitive buttons on the bottom, the front facing camera, which has 2 mpx, the ear speaker on the top. If you look at the back, you can see the removable back cover, which is available in gold and white colours. It is made out of plastic, but it has a nice touch, it does not attract fingerprints as it is not a glossy plastic. The back panel features the 8 mpx camera, LED flash, noise cancelling mic on the top and the speaker on the back.
Here you can see the powered on device. It has Android 4.4 Kitkat OS with the Pioneers skin on top.
The rest of the specs of the device include a Mediatek MT6732 processor, which is clocked at 1.5GHz and is run by 64 bits architecture. The Pioneer E82L also boasts LTE connectivity, 1GB of Ram, 8GB of internal storage, 2000 mAh battery (removable). Also, it has fairly good dimensions of 142.8x72x8.8mm.
Finally, the Pioneer E82L carries an attractive price tag, which is $161 in China. We have no word on international availability yet. We can say that for the price it is very attractive device.