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Allview X4 Soul (2017)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
Mali-T860 MP2
4 GB / 64 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 + 5 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5.5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

But hold on, there's another layer to explore.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Allview X4 Soul smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Allview X4 Soul specifications

BrandAllview
NameX4 Soul
ModelX4S
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.93 oz
Dimensions6.07 x 3.01 x 0.29 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM, Micro SIM

The weight of Allview X4 Soul is about 5.93 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM). A micro SIM is a smaller version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek Helio P10 MT6755
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T860 MP2

The Allview X4 Soul comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Allview X4 Soul comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. We can expand the internal storage (64 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 + 5 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera13 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The X4 Soul does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Allview X4 Soul supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The X4 Soul smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of X4 Soul isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

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Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM, Dual camera setup,

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The X4 Soul phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Allview phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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