innos D6000 - Android-smartphone, which is able to work with two batteries simultaneously. And one of them removable, hot-swappable "on the fly", ie without turning off and restarting the unit. In addition, the smartphone is equipped with eight cores of Qualcomm's, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory - a very good performance for the mid-market. By the way, the device is officially on sale in our country at the same price as on AliExpress. What is the mystery, and whether the smartphone is really able to work without a battery? Let's investigate.
The brand belongs to the Chinese company innos the JSR, and, most likely, neither one nor the other name is not familiar to most readers, but at home it is quite well-known manufacturer. But in fact, with its products you might meet, as some Russian brands have adapted JSR smart phones and sold them in-store electronics networks: the first led to a lack of firmware OTA-update, and the second - to the inflated prices by 30-40 percent. Over time, the company JSR decided that they no longer want to put up with this situation and chose to enter the Russian market on their own, taking into account the bad experience with other companies. The result was the start of innos D6000 smartphone sales, with exclusively through its own branded online store for direct shipment to smartphone users directly from the factory.
This is the only officially sold in our country a model of the JSR, and, by the way, it is Russia that is the first foreign market for the company. According to the manufacturer, since July innos D6000 also available to the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Now the company faces two major challenges. The first - to show customers that smart phones from the new brand does not necessarily have to be expensive, as is the case with innos manufacturer simultaneously acts retailer, and, therefore, do not wind the price (in regular stores to increase the price up to 40%). The second task - to win the trust of users, the newcomer is always difficult to make. Perhaps that is why the company and chose to start the smartphone innos D6000: it can be considered unique among low-end phones.
The smartphone is sold in bright orange cardboard box. Packaging design most succinct: to cover only the brand name, and information about the device is listed at the bottom.
Inside he found the device, Flat Cable USB Type-A <=> USB Type-C such as orange, power supply and a quick guide.
The producer himself called design innos D6000 «brutal and masculine." It is difficult to argue: the gadget is quite thick, heavy and completely devoid of design refinements. The only thing that let the company itself - to place on the back of the glossy logo, slightly depressed into the housing. The device is black, its body is made of matte plastic, which is not covered with scratches and fingerprints. In appearance, quality materials and reliable device assembly once it is clear that it can go with its owner and the fire, and water.the manufacturer himself called design innos D6000 «brutal and masculine." It is difficult to argue: the gadget is quite thick, heavy and completely devoid of design refinements. The only thing that let the company itself - to place on the back of the glossy logo, slightly depressed into the housing. The device is black, its body is made of matte plastic, which is not covered with scratches and fingerprints. In appearance, quality materials and reliable device assembly once it is clear that it can go with its owner and the fire, and water.
The front panel is located on top of the earpiece, proximity sensors and lighting, front camera and LED. The rear panel contains the main camera lens and dual LED flash.
Mechanical buttons are placed on the sides: on the left - the volume rocker, while the right - the power button and the multifunction button.
At the upper end rendered a 3.5mm audio jack and a microphone, and at the bottom - the main speaker, microphone, and another port USB Type-C.
The back panel is removable, the battery is also removable under it. By removing it, the user will get access to two micro-SIM slot and a slot for microSD memory cards. Fortunately, all the slots are separate. What is more important to you, two SIM-cards and the ability to expand the memory - no need to choose.
Despite the fact that the slots are located under the battery, hot swapping of cards is still possible - thanks to the additional battery.
As already mentioned, the device has a relatively large thickness and weight, so you have to get used to the gadget. However, to use it with one hand it is convenient: the width and height of the unit was quite compact, and smooth transitions between faces do not cut into the hand. Of course, to reach with your thumb will not be easy to the opposite corner, but most of us have become accustomed to the big screen, so that serious problems will not arise here. Workmanship is good: despite the fact that the back panel is made removable, it is nowhere creaks or backlash.
5.2-inch display innos D6000 is made on IPS technology and has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) with 424 ppi. The air gap between the die and the glass is missing: the machine used OGS technology. Manufacturer of matrix - the company Japan Display.
By the quality of the screen no complaints: the image saturation and contrast, natural colors. Due to the light sensor supports adaptive brightness control. Matrix is protected by glass Gorilla Glass from Corning's 3, which, in turn, is covered with enough quality oleophobic coating - imprints are erased at the time with him. The only thing you can complain about, it's not very high maximum brightness - in the sun a few screen "fades".
Although innos D6000 and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, smartphone interface is a kind of gluing membranes of different versions of Android. For example, work tables and panel applications in appearance resemble the version of Jelly Bean or KitKat, and notifications and settings panel - version of Lollipop. Why the manufacturer has decided to do so, it is not very clear, but the design will soon be redesigned together with an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (how it looks - see the movie) has already promised by the manufacturer to the end of the summer. If you do not want to wait, then you can set Google Play launcher «Google Home" and enjoy the style Material Design Now.
The only third-party apps preloaded on the device, the file manager appeared from the CyanogenMod. Programs also include an icon BatteryGuru from Qualcomm, but when you click on it to install the application is offered on Google Play.
As you might guess, the dialer and keyboard smartphone are from AOSP.
Despite the absence of an external customization itself in the smartphone settings stated several advanced features. The most notable of them - Set Smartphone buttons. Here you can select which applications will be available for a quick start when you press the multifunction button, turn on the deflection call when you press the power button and activate the function of the screen by pressing the volume rocker.
You can also reassign the function of the touch button "Application Manager" for example, so that it caused the "Menu" screen on or off.
The device is built on a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset (MSM8939). It is made up of eight identical cores ARM Cortex-A53, but four of them can be overclocked to 1.5 GHz, and the other four - are limited to a frequency of 1.1 GHz. The chipset uses a graphics accelerator Adreno 405 also from Qualcomm. Amount of RAM 3GB smartphone was that for the machine in this price range a lot.
This "filling" of the middle level, which provides a good compromise between power consumption and good performance. The interface works smoothly without lag in the animation. Applications run even if not immediately, but fast enough. The device copes well with any tasks: playing Full HD video, surfing the web and games. Yes, even with demanding games there is no problem: in World of Tanks: Blitz, Godfire: Rise of Prometheus and Asphalt 8: Airborne play comfortably, no significant subsidence fps.
In synthetic tests, the smartphone - showed average, but quite acceptable results.
Pleasantly surprised by the amount of internal memory of 32 GB - other manufacturers such volume is not equipped with all the devices. From the statement of the volume available to the user 24 GB, and besides them you can use a microSD memory card up to 32 GB and external drives - innos D6000 supports USB-host. Despite the fact that the OTG-cable for USB Type-C is still relatively rare, they are actively sold on the Chinese online sites.
The appendix "Camera" button for quick switching of modes and settings to the left and the shutter button and movies - right. The bottom right icon is responsible for switching modes, and the top - of the basic settings of the camera. The icon on the screen as the shutter release button, you can use the multi-function smart phone key on the right side of the body under the power button.
The 16-megapixel module from OmniVision (USA) is used as the primary camera. Given the low cost of the device, images from it can be called quite decent.
Pictures come out quite good both day and indoors, but the worse the coverage, the higher the probability of occurrence of noise and blurring in photos.
With shortcomings daily shooting in auto mode is great fights HDR mode, which aligns the illumination in the photos. The difference in images taken with HDR enabled and without him, striking and alignment error, if you hold the machine smoothly, do not occur.
The video is available in the resolution Full HD. Rollers are obtained clear, but no hand shake is compensated, resulting in shaking is visible in the video.
The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. As with the primary, pictures with her suffer uneven lighting and noise. However, to make a decent smartphone selfi day is quite possible - for such a scenario in the application, even a set of functions to "improve the face."
As a small subtotal note that the smartphone can help you out, if you do not have my camera. On innos D6000 can take some photos during the day (especially including HDR mode) and get enough high-quality images, but, in general, the camera - do not skate device.
In the apparatus two full (not combined) micro-SIM slot, fully supported the work with Russian LTE frequencies than can not boast of the Chinese version of device offered in online stores for almost the same price. The scheme of work with two SIM-cards is standard for Android: in the dialer and SMS in the application has two buttons for the desired actions with the card. Also, the smartphone has support for Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and FM-radio for which you want to connect your headset as an antenna.
Main feature of this smartphone - the battery, but rather batteries. innos D6000 is the first Android-smartphone with support for simultaneous operation with two batteries, with different capacities. This is not the same that built powerbank: removable battery capacity of 3520 mAh battery does not charge the internal (capacity 2480 mAh), and is used along with him in the alternate mode. The shell of each battery is determined separately and has its own icon in the notification bar. Batteries are consumable as follows: first removable to 85%, then to 85% internal, removable after up to 5%, then the inside up to 5%. It is this cycle batteries provide maximum service life. To implement the described features the manufacturer had significantly modify the technological capabilities of Qualcomm chipset - up to this one such decisions did not apply.
If during operation of the smartphone to take out the removable battery, nothing happens (except for the disappearance of the second charge indicator from the notification bar). This enables hot-swappable memory card and SIM-cards, as well as the battery itself - in the official store innos they are sold at the price of 990 rubles per share. That is, you can buy several removable batteries, take them on trips and not have to worry about finding sockets or using powerbanks. The only thing in this scenario is not enough - a separate battery charger. Hopefully, the manufacturer will take into account the wishes of users and this accessory will appear in the official store.
As for battery life indicators such gadget, they, as expected, are impressive. If the total capacity of 6000 mAh battery device in moderate use of time (a couple of hours of screen per day) may well hold out for 3-4 days, depending on whether one or two SIM-cards you use. With a heavy load, this period will be up to two days. No results were worse and continuous loads. In games on the middle brightness smart phone worked 5.5 hours on a removable battery and 4.5 hours from the inside, which gives a total of 10 hours. When playing Full HD movies at full brightness the battery life innos D6000 is 10 hours by an external battery and 7.5 hours from the inside - only 17.5 hours. These indicators, if not to set records, it is very close to it.
Almost always interesting and unusual "geek" chips gets the top-end devices to large manufacturers. innos D6000 does not pretend to compete with them, but this is exactly the case when the low-cost smartphone could truly surprise. Although the main feature of the machine, and was an opportunity to work with two batteries and hot-swap one of them, a gadget worthy of attention for other reasons, including a balanced technical characteristics and the availability of official support in Russia. And the price for the European version of the official store is practically no different from the prices of Asian Internet sites for Chinese, is not adapted for our market.