Vernee Thor Review – Simple But Fast

by Linus 8

We haven’t reviewed any phones made by Vernee and it will be interesting to see what kind of devices this company has to offer. Today we have a Vernee Thor in our review labs. The phone costs around $120 and it has some decent specs. Learn more in our full review.

Thanks to Oppomart for sending Vernee Thor for a review.

Coupon code for Vernee Thor at Oppomart: VENE20,$20 off.

Vernee Thor Review: VIDEO

Vernee Thor Review: UNBOXING

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The phone comes with all the usual stuff. One thing worth mentioning is that the phone ships with a fast charger.

Vernee Thor Review: DESIGN

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We are looking at quite a compact phone due to its 5″ 720p display (covered with Gorilla Glass 3), which is actually very nice to look at. It is quite sharp, vivid and it is a decent HD panel overall.

We have a 5MP selfie camera and non-backlit capacitive buttons. However, there is no LED notification light.



The phone is made of plastic but it does not feel cheap at all. In fact, it sports a soft “baby skin” coating and it makes the phone feel very nice in the hand. Also, rounded edges help with the grip and thus the phone is very comfortable to hold.


The phone sports a 13MP camera with a single LED flash. Just below the camera we can find a fingerprint scanner. We found this security option to be fast, accurate and it works straight from the standby mode. However, the display could light up a little bit faster after the fingerprint has been recognized.


On the bottom there is a loudspeaker, which is pretty good but, as usual to budget phones, the sound could have more depth.

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The backplate can be removed and underneath it you can find 2 SIM card slots and the microSD card slot for storage expansion. A 2800mAh non-removable battery powers up the device.

The buttons feel nice and they are tactile.



Vernee Thor has some pretty good specs for the price. It sports an MTK6753 chip (1.3GHz,) 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

The phone handles 3D gaming very well. I was surprised that Asphalt 8 ran with no lag or stutter even on highest graphics (see a video review for gaming performance).

Vernee Thor Review: UI

Vernee Thor is also a great performer on a daily use. Almost stock looking Android 6.0 based user interface does not have many features but it is very fast and responsive even after installing lots of apps.

Vernee Thor Review: CAMERA

The 13MP camera can take some good looking images in good light but since we are talking about $120 phone, they are not ideal. The main issue that I found is that the colors look a bit washed out in some of the shots.

When it comes to the low-light shots, they are not really impressive but this is what you have to expect from a phone at this price.

As for video, it could be less shaky and look a bit sharper. See a video review for a video sample.

A 5MP front camera does not impress. The pictures lack detail and sharpness but most importantly there are no wide-angle lens that we are used to.

Download full resolution camera samples

Vernee Thor Review: CONNECTIVITY


I didn’t have any issues with this phone. Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth works fine and call quality is decent.

Vernee Thor Review: BATTERY LIFE


Speaking of the battery, it performs great. I could constantly get around 5 hours of screen-on time on a mixed use and if you need to re-charge it, a fast charger comes to help.

Vernee Thor Review: CONCLUSIONS


Vernee Thor is a pretty good offering for the price of $120. It has a decent design and build, the display is nice and the phone is a good performer both in terms of day-to-day use and gaming. Also, the device has a pretty good battery life.


However, the low-light camera performance is not impressive and a selfie camera is quite terrible.


Overall, the Vernee Thor is a decent phone for the price if you don’t mind a few shortcomings.

Coupon code for Vernee Thor at Oppomart: VENE20,$20 off.


You keep it simple, you keep it fast.