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Smartisan M1 (2016) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Adreno 530
4 GB / 32 GB
5.15 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
23 MP, 5488 x 4112 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Smartisan announced the launch of the M1 smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Smartisan M1 phone with 5.15 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Smartisan M1 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3050 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.15 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Smartisan M1 specifications

BrandSmartisan
NameM1
ModelM1
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Smartisan M1 is about 5.15 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Smartisan phone are average (5.88 x 2.82 x 0.32 inches).

Weight5.15 oz
Dimensions5.88 x 2.82 x 0.32 inches
Colorsbrown, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Smartisan M1 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.35 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 2 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530

Display

The size of M1 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.15 inches IPS display of Smartisan M1 with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.15 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Smartisan M1 (4 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

Camera

The camera of the M1 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of M1 has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera4 MP
Main camera23 MP, 5488 x 4112 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Smartisan M1 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The M1 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The M1 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3050 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of M1 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3050 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The M1 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Smartisan phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Smartisan M1 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dual SIM, Quick Charge, Smartisan OS 3.0
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Smartisan M1, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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