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Vernee Apollo Lite (2016)

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797
Mali-T880 MP4
4 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 5.5 inch IGZO display, a Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

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

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Vernee Apollo Lite specifications

BrandVernee
NameApollo Lite
ModelAL
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.17 oz
Dimensions6.06 x 3 x 0.36 inch
Colorsgray, silver
SIM typeNano SIM, Micro SIM

The weight of the Vernee Apollo Lite is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek Helio X20 MT6797
CPUDeca-core, Dual-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T880 MP4

The Vernee Apollo Lite comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The Apollo Lite utilizes Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 SoC (System on a Chip). Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

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

The 5.5 inch phone comes with a Sharp IGZO display. 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.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Vernee Apollo Lite comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Apollo Lite has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage of the Apollo Lite (32 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Apollo Lite smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

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, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This Vernee phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Apollo Lite 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 3180 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3180 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The Apollo Lite does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

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

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in Apollo Lite smartphones. 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. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Vernee 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

  • IGZO display
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • 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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