Homtom HT17 Review

Homtom HT17 is a 5.5 inch screen 4G Phablet, with Android 6.0, MTK6737 Quad Core CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, HD Screen, Back-camera: 8.0MP ( SW 13.0MP ), Front camera: 2.0MP ( SW 5.0MP, Fingerprint Sensor HotKnot, OTG capabilities.

Homtom HT17 is in the budget smartphones segment and want to compete with the likes of other Chinese companies such as Elephone, Xiaomi, UMI and others.

The Homtom HT17 comes with the big 5.5-Inch display of 1280*720 pixels which is really a great effort for a under $70 smartphone. So, it surely gets a plus one here for the good resolution. And It also has a capacitive multitouch screen display which you will find in other competitors having bigger price tags.

The HOMTOM HT17 PRO has dimensions of 15.3 x 7.76 x 0.79 cm. Its thickness of 0.79mm is also considered to be fair. The reason for its light weight is due to the overall plastic case of smartphone.

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Homtom HT17 Review



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Homtom HT17 Overview

Hardware

HT17 features the MTK6737 Quad Core CPU, with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Homtom HT17 Comes with the solid power packed features as well. It comes with their Hotknot 3.0 Technology and it has already become a trend now-a-days to come with your own Customized Operating systems such as HTC Sense UI, Xiaomi MIUI, Asus Zen UI,etc.

Performances

The phone is definitely not designed for the hardcore gamers but you can still enjoy some games if you reduce the graphics settings.

Design

This phone has a very thin body, just 7.9mm. This gives a comfortable feeling and easy to put in the pocket. It has a simple basic design with three buttons at the bottom and volume keys, power at the side of smartphone and the Headphone Jack at the top. The HOMTOM HT17 PRO has dimensions of 15.3 x 7.76 x 0.79 cm. Its thickness of 0.79mm is also considered to be fair. The reason for its light weight is due to the overall plastic case of smartphone.

Camera

Homtom HT17 comes with the  8 MP rear camera with flashlight and auto focus, and a small 2 MP front Selfie camera as well. Overall performance of the rear camera is very good but the front one could have been better. So, we are really sorry if you are looking for a selfie focused camera here. You would be fine with the rear one for that, as well. You can also shoot the 720P videos with the rear camera. The Homtom HT17 comes with a Sony 8.0 Megapixels primary camera at the back and a light 2.0MP secondary camera in the front. The primary camera is enhanced, using software, upto 13 MP equivalent and the secondary upto 5MP equivalent.

Battery

This phone has a removable battery with a capacity of 3000mAh, that combined with the low power consuming MTK 6737 CPU can allow to reach the end of the day easily even with intensive use. So, this alone makes it the huge Yes to buy it right now, because, this is really a very good battery for a budget smartphone and it will surely help in your busy life schedule.

Fast charge

Homtom H17 has the Fast Charge feature, making charging 20-25% faster. It saves times and also protects battery life from high voltage input.

Fingerprint scanner

Just put your finger in the fingerprint scanner, right under the camera lens, and in less than 0.3s you will unlock the phone. No more passwords, codes or signs to unlock it, faster and safer.

Colors

HT17 comes in 3 nice colors, gold white and dark blue.

Android 6.0

This phone comes with the new Android 6 Marshmallow, more effective and less power consuming.

As for user interface, the device ships with Android 6.0 out of box. It clearly reminds stock Android but we have some redesigned icons and added features. For example, there are plenty of gesture and motion controls that work pretty well.

Dimensions

The HOMTOM HT17 has dimensions of 15.3 x 7.76 x 0.79 cm. Its thickness of 0.79mm is also considered to be fair. The reason for its light weight is due to the overall plastic case of smartphone.

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Main Features:

Homtom HT17 5.5 inch Android 6.0 4G Phablet MTK6737 Quad Core HD Screen 1GB RAM 8GB ROM Fingerprint Sensor HotKnot OTG OTA Bluetooth 4.0
Display: 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD IPS Screen
CPU: MTK6737 Quad Core
System: Android 6.0
RAM + ROM: 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM. TF card up to 64GB
Cameras: Front 2MP (SW 5MP) + Rear 8.0MP (SW 13.0MP) with LED flashlight
Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor
Bluetooth: 4.0
Features: GPS, WiFi, OTA, OTG, HotKnot
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. Dual Micro SIM
Networks:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Specification:

Basic Information

Brand: HOMTOM
Type: 4G Phablet
OS: Android 6.0
Service Provide: Unlocked
Language: Multi-language
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Micro SIM Card

Hardware

CPU: MTK6737
Cores: 1.3GHz,Quad Core
GPU: Mali-T720
RAM: 1GB RAM
ROM: 8GB
External Memory: TF card up to 64GB (not included)

Network

Wireless Connectivity: 3G,Bluetooth 4.0,GPS,GSM,WiFi
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Display

Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 5.5inch
Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720)

Camera

Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: with flash light and AF
Back-camera: 8.0MP ( SW 13.0MP )
Front camera: 2.0MP ( SW 5.0MP)
Video recording: Yes
Touch Focus: Yes
Flashlight: Yes

Media Formats

Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG
Music format: AAC,MP3,OGG,WAV
Video format: 3GP,AVI,MP4
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
E-book format: PDF,TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK

Other Features

I/O Interface: 2 x Micro SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,TF/Micro SD Card Slot
Bluetooth version: V4.0
Sensor: Gravity Sensor,Proximity Sensor
Google Play Store: Yes
FM radio: Yes
OTA: Yes
OTG : Yes
Sound Recorder: Yes
Additional Features: 3G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,E-book,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,FM,GPS,Gravity Sensing,Hotknot,MP3,MP4,OTG,People,Sound Recorder,Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh

Package Contents

Cell Phone: 1
Battery: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Back Case : 1
Screen Protector: 1
English Manual : 1

Dimensions and Weight

Product size: 15.35 x 7.80 x 0.80 cm / 6.04 x 3.07 x 0.31 inches
Package size: 17.50 x 10.00 x 5.30 cm / 6.89 x 3.94 x 2.09 inches
Product weight: 0.113 kg
Package weight: 0.400 kg

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