Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to take a look at the Vernee Active review. If you are looking for a significant budget rugged phone, the Vernee Active is one of the options to check out. The highlights of this phone including rugged IP68 and Mil-810 certified design, 128GB of internal storage, 6GB of RAM and more. So, let’s find out in detailing-
It is evident that the Vernee Active is a rugged phone since it is a bit thicker and more substantial than the usual smartphone. Still that this is not the thickest rugged phone out there and it is relatively compact. I also found the phone to sit comfortably in hand due to rounded edges on the back. The Vernee Active uses a metal frame quality metal buttons and carbon fibre like finish on the back.
The Vernee Active has IP68 for water and dust resistance and also, it has a Mil-810 rating that means the phone is salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. It has a 3.5mm Headphone Jack, USB Type-C ports and the Hybrid Dual SIM card slot are covered with flaps which are unsurprising. However, I found that the charging port is quite hard to open.
It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display is covered with a Gorilla Glass, and I found it to be pretty helpful and sharp for everyday use, but it could be slightly brighter. This is such a simple feature every phone should have. The capacitive buttons are not backlit either which is disappointing.
As far as the camera goes, we have the 16-megapixel shooter and you do get an 8-megapixel selfie shooter on the front, but I’m disappointed that there is no LED notification light.
Day-light picture quality is quite good for a budget rugged phone, but in general, it could be better for a $300 phone. There could be more detail and sharpness in some of the shots, but as always I could only test the camera on a cloudy day.
Low-light picture quality does not impress, but my main concern is that the camera app refuses focus from time to time. This is a software issue that hopefully will be fixed in the future.
Selfies could look a lot sharper and have more detail. The 1080p video quality is about average as the footage could look sharper. Also, I found that the continuous autofocus does not always work. My biggest frustration, however, is that sound is being recorded mostly to the left channel. Another disappointment is that selfie videos can be recorded at the only 480p resolution and the quality of the footage is terrible.
I found the fingerprint scanner to be very fast and accurate. This is one of the passive scanners in a budget phone.
Finally, the loudspeaker can get loud, and it’s pretty good but not the best of hearing.
The Vernee Active is powered by the MediaTek Helio P25 which clocked at Octa-Core up to 2.39GHz processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This phone is powerful on paper, and that translates into great real light performance. Even if you play 3D games on the highest graphics settings that require quite a lot of resources. I found that there were just a few minor skipped frames, but I can’t complain about that, that’s why I can assert that the Vernee Active performs well in the gaming department and I didn’t notice any overheating issues. Same can be said about the daily performance.
We have an Android 7 with no bloatware. I like that the phone is smooth, fast and responsive no matter what you do with it. Regarding extra features, you can customise the navigation bar or use a few gestures controls. I like that the Vernee didn’t implement many useless features that I would not use anyway, but what I did find useful is a hardware key that triggers a quick settings menu it’s convenient in practice, and I got used to using it in no time. Overall, Vernee didn’t implement many useless features that I would not apply, but they concentrate on making a fast phone for an average user.
Call quality could be slightly better, to be honest, but that may be due to the water-resistant earpiece. Other connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth or GPS work just fine. Regarding sensors, you get only a few, but the list includes a gyroscope meaning that the phone is compatible with 360 content.
It comes with a 4200 milliamp-hours battery. I managed to get over 10 hours of screen time on the Vernee Active Phone. It’s a great result, and you’ll be able to use the phone for at least a couple of days. On a positive note, the supplied fast charger works well, and it can fully charge the phone in just one and half hours.
The Vernee Active is a pretty solid and one of the most potent budget phones you can get for the price. However, I wish it had a slightly better camera, flaps were a bit easier to open, and the display was a little bit brighter. I was also disappointed with the sound recording quality in the video recording mode, and the call quality is just average. Finally, there is no LED notification light, and the capacitive buttons are not backlit.
On the other hand, the Vernee Active offers so much value for the price as you get a lot of processing power including 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM. Also, the phone handles 3D games well, and it is fast on a daily basis thanks to the Stock Android. I also like the design and build an extensive quality list of rugged properties of the device, good battery life and fast charging feature. There are some shortcomings to consider, but the Vernee Active is still a good option if you are looking for a powerful, rugged budget phone. But what you guys think about this device drop me a comment down below.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Vernee Active||Coming Soon||Rs NA|
|The USA Buyers|
|Vernee Active||GEARBEST||$ 279.99|
|Technology||GSM / WCDMA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||156.7 x 80 x 11.2mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1920x 1080p, 16:9 ratio|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CAMERA||Rear||16-MP Sony Sensor, AF, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, face detection|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek Helio P25|
|CPU||Octa-Core Up to 2.39GHz|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880 MP2|
|MEMORY||Internal||128GB, 6GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||E-compass, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Gravity, Proximity|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, & NFC|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker, 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 4200 mAh|