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DEXP Ixion E340 Strike (2017)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Spreadtrum SC7731G
Mali-400 MP2
512 MB / 4 GB
4 inch (360 x 640 px)
2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 4 inch AMOLED display, a Spreadtrum SC7731G SoC, and 512 MB of RAM.

Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the DEXP Ixion E340 Strike smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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DEXP Ixion E340 Strike specifications

BrandDEXP
NameIxion E340 Strike
ModelE340
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight3.88 oz
Dimensions4.9 x 2.52 x 0.42 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of DEXP Ixion E340 Strike is about 3.88 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. 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 v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCSpreadtrum SC7731G
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

The DEXP Ixion E340 Strike comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. 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 typeAMOLED
Screen size4 inch
Resolution360 x 640 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 4 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Ixion E340 Strike has only 4 GB. We can expand the internal storage (4 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Ixion E340 Strike comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Ixion E340 Strike smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. 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.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1400 mAh

The Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Ixion E340 Strike smartphone has an accelerometer. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this DEXP 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

  • AMOLED display
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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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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