Review of Highscreen Tasty: an informed choice

Few imagine their life without a smartphone, which provides a variety of other functions necessary for work and entertainment in addition to mobile communication. However, not everyone is ready, both morally and financially, to buy the most fancy gadget and constantly update it to the level of "top model from a leading brand." Many are guided by the principle of reasonable and necessary, choose gadgets with suitable features from the middle price range. One of them - Highscreen Tasty. The more it can attract their potential owners, read the review. Download PDF manuals for Highscreen mobile phone.

Technical characteristics of Highscreen Tasty

  • Screen: 5 ", IPS, HD (1280x720), 294 ppi
  • Processor: quad-core MediaTek MT6735, up to 1.3 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: Mali T-720
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • Support Memory Card: microSDHC up to 32 GB
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE 3, 7, 8, 20
  • SIM: micro-SIM + nano-SIM
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM-receiver
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Cameras: Home - 8 megapixels (flash, autofocus), front - with a 5 megapixel (fixed-focus)
  • Sensors: lighting, proximity, pressure, pitch, microgyro, accelerometer, compass
  • Battery 2400 mAh non-removable
  • Dimensions: 144,2x71,5x8,1 mm
  • Weight: 137 grams

Packaging and kit

The smartphone comes in a white cardboard box, where along with it is a documentation package (user guide for Highscreen phone), charger, USB-cable, carrying case, stereo headset and "clip" to open the card slot. The editorial came apparatus in the color version of "Rose Gold".

Appearance

Highscreen Tasty is made in a traditional monoblock design in full metal body and the screen is covered with protective glass-2,5D. The shell thickness of 8.1 mm, but at the expense of a slightly rounded shape edges and ends of the smartphone looks thinner.

The back cover is matte and non-slip, after the sandblasting. The front panel is a protective glass white.

Highscreen Tasty
Highscreen Tasty

The width of the frame sides of the screen is less than 2 mm. The lower field has three standard touch-sensitive controls. On top of the center - the earpiece, left - facing camera, and the right - the sensor unit.

The back cover, as already mentioned, metal, and the top and bottom of it made a neat plastic insert painted in the same tone. The choice of three body colors: gray, gold and "pink gold". Right on the border of the upper insert, in the left corner of the main camera lens is located in a metal frame and an LED flash.

Both of these elements have a square shape with rounded corners. In the center of the lid is placed upright brand logo, and below - the main speaker at a perforated grid.

On the right side are placed at the top of the two volume buttons, and under them - Lock / Power button.


On the left side, in the upper part, it is a compartment for SIM-card and memory card, which opens with the "clip". Removed from the frame slots can accommodate therein nano-SIM card, and the card micro-SIM, which can replace the microSD card.


At the lower end of the right micro-USB port, and close to the center - the microphone hole.

At the top end - only a 3.5-mm audio jack.

The device is assembled perfectly, creaks and is perceived as a solid monolith.

Ergonomics

Manage five-inch Tasty one hand only. Glass has a high-quality and smooth oleophobic coating, causing the fingers glide over its surface without the slightest difficulty. Side hardware buttons are familiar, easy to grope and pressed. The main speaker is well located, and it is difficult to cut off during games or watching videos.

Screen

Five-inch IPS-screen smart phone made by OnCell technology, has a resolution of HD (1280x720 pixels) and a density of 294 ppi. The picture is very clear and contrast, fine detail looks smooth. Colour rendition "out of the box" is correct, but if desired it can be corrected using two presets.

The viewing angles of the screen at maximum, with large slopes smartphone picture is not distorted and almost lost in the brightness.

Minimum backlight level is comfortable to work in a dark room, and the maximum level is usually enough to make use of a smartphone on a sunny day. Auto brightness feature its function as a whole is performing. Multi accepts up to five simultaneous touches.

Interface

The smartphone runs on Android 5.1. Lock screen looks like a standard: the top line displays the name of the provider, the notification icon and the active compounds, the battery level. In the upper half - clock and calendar, below - dies with notifications. Below - three small icons. Left - to enter the "dialer" in the center - to go to the main screen, and the right - to activate the camera application.

The main desktop is familiar in layout: the top line voice search from Google, in the lower half - application icons. In a permanent block, located at the bottom of the main screen in the center - the icon of the main menu of applications, and on the sides - up to four icons for the applications selected by the user. In the list of installed applications, and only the standard set from Google.

Panel dial phone numbers looks pretty standard.

Three-row keyboard for a set of text. The buttons are quite comfortable, language switching is performed via a drop-down list.

Apparatus in the work

Highscreen Tasty is running Android 5.1. The main "filling" a balance of performance and power consumption 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali T-720, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal (users about 11 GB available), which can be expanded via microSDHC cards up to 32 GB.

Due to the fact that the five-inch screen has HD-resolution, performance level more than sufficient for everyday work with typical applications. Delays do not occur when working with the interface, scrolling images in the gallery. Not seen friezes and browsing the Internet.

The device provides no problems playing HD-video, broadcast from YouTube, or recorded in the memory with the FHD-resolution video.

The results obtained in benchmarks are shown below.


Traditionally, the performance has been tested and games from our test suite.

With Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes no problems, react very sensitively microgyro. The Lara Croft: Relic Run - the picture is smooth, swipe on a good reaction.

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is also demonstrated high performance. In World of Tanks: Blitz at low settings fps value was at the level of 50-60 and at medium sags to an average of 40.

Sound tract Tasty at a fairly high level, so good headphones sound music of different genres for fully dynamic and frequency range.

The main speaker is loud enough to be expected only plays high and medium frequency sounds clean even at the maximum volume level. Connecting headphones ensures operation FM-radio. He is confident stations and play music with high quality.

Camera

The main camera has Highscreen Tasty autofocus system, a sensor with a resolution of 8 megapixels, the lens aperture of f / 2.4 and a LED flash. The front 5-megapixel camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens with fixed focus and a higher aperture - f / 2.2. As a hardware shutter button, you can use the Volume Down button. If you hold the button, as on-screen, the camera shoots a series.

In the main chamber of the default of the preliminary AF system, which speeds up the sharpening. With good light focusing is performed quickly and confidently.

The app "Camera" is equipped with plenty of features and modes. On the main screen in a vertical orientation of the smartphone top left are icons for: the menu mode, flash control, fast switching between the main and the front camera, bring up the settings menu. Below - the icon to enter the gallery, on-screen shutter button and icon to switch between photo and video.

shooting modes menu includes: professional photographing mode, "Retouch", serial shooting, a set of filters, HDR, panoramic and night mode, "Note".

By default, active normal mode. Professional (Pro) mode allows you to call the on-screen sliders to separate or once all the major adjustments: exposure compensation, adjust the value of ISO, white balance, manual setting of shutter speed and focus distance, such as metering.

The main camera with sufficient lighting gives good detailed images with accentuated contrast and details of the correct color. When shooting indoors with artificial light is very good shows itself AWB function: most of the "warm" and "cold" lamps do not interfere with her cause colors to normal. When shooting at night camera is correctly conveys the color of the sky, and it goes well with warm shades of night lighting. However, due to the use of high ISO values with increasing images visible artifacts remaining after the removal of colored digital noise. When daylight shooting on a sunny day equipment shows the correct color reproduction and a fairly wide dynamic range, so to use HDR function, basically, it is only required when necessary to lighten dark shadows.

Panorama mode is available via the menu said. shooting direction of the camera is automatically detected. The process of shooting, you can stop at the right moment by pressing the shutter button. Program stitches frames confident, but, unfortunately, the resulting picture is obtained with a low resolution.

The main camera shoots video in the highest quality Full HD at 25 frames per second. Focusing is fast, automatic sensitive to changing light conditions. The results are encouraging accurate color reproduction. The video mode is available via the menu image stabilization function.

Wireless interfaces

Highscreen Tasty works with two SIM-cards (micro-SIM and nano-SIM), supports LTE-network transmits data at high speed. Communication via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi was also stable, connections are made quickly and confidently.

Smartphone supports two satellite navigation systems: GPS and GLONASS. In a "cold" start gadget for 15 seconds are more than 10 satellites and determines the location. When "hot" start for this operation takes a couple of seconds.

Battery life

The smartphone is set to non-removable battery capacity of 2400 mAh. With intensive load created by the PCMark benchmark, a full charge is enough for more than seven hours. In real terms this will ensure a rich work and web-surfing throughout the day. At a more modest use of a smartphone it is easy to hold out a couple of days.

Active Entertainment is also provided quite a long time. Thus, the smartphone is able to last for about nine hours, and one hour in the game WoT when on the Wi-Fi and the average brightness of the screen consumes approximately 31% charge during continuous viewing Full HD video in the "flight" on the maximum brightness of the screen.

Results of review

Highscreen Tasty - it is good quality materials assembled from a smartphone that inspires a sense of reliability and elegant looks. Several color options allow it to choose your style as rigorous and glamorous. Although this device is not top-end processor, more importantly, that in conjunction with the five-inch HD-screen TV and a sufficient volume of memory, it provides a high level of performance. From the point of view of the autonomy of the device is close to the optimum, "live" all the time and not too thick because of the battery. The main camera can not boast of high resolution (and whether it is often necessary?), But it offers great opportunities settings and thus - full control over the shooting process. Front camera copes with its task more than confident, the full set of communications tools available. Thus, the apparent serious deficiencies in the unit no.

Pros:

  • quality screen;
  • high-quality materials and precise assembly of the body;
  • advanced features "Camera" application;
  • high enough autonomy.  

Сons:

  • the choice between the second SIM-card or a memory card.