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Runbo F1 (2015)

Android OS v4.4 (Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6752A
Mali-T760 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5.5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6752A chipset, and 2 GB of RAM.

Discover its hidden sides, both good and bad!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Runbo F1 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Runbo F1 specifications

BrandRunbo
NameF1
ModelF1
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight11.04 oz
Dimensions6.73 x 3.58 x 0.6 inch
Colorsorange
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of Runbo F1 is about 11.04 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 v4.4 (Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6752A
CPUOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T760 MP2

The Runbo F1 comes with Android OS v4.4 (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. 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

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. 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 F1 has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The F1 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

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, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The F1 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.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of F1 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
SpecialsCertified IP67 dustproof and waterproof, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The F1 smartphone has an accelerometer. 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. The F1 is safe and durable. It is IP67-rated to be dustproof and waterproof. It is built for outdoor use. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Runbo 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

  • microSD slot
  • good battery
  • Dual SIM support
  • IP67 certified protection
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • 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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