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Sugar Y11 (2017)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Adreno 308
3 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 + 0.3 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 5.5 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM.

But wait, there's more to uncover! Keep reading!

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sugar Y11 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sugar Y11 specifications

BrandSugar
NameY11
ModelY11
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Dimensions6.11 x 3.02 x 0.35 inch
Colorsblack, blue, gold
SIM typeMicro SIM

A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 308

The Sugar Y11 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Y11 (16 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 + 0.3 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The Y11 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Sugar Y11 supports 4G/LTE networks. This Sugar phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Y11 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. 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-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 Y11 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Sugar OS

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 light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. 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 Sugar 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
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • no OIS function
  • 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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