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STREAM 201HW SoftBank review: worth buying?

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:55:35, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 16:58:15

What are the strengths of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the STREAM 201HW SoftBank is right for you.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the STREAM 201HW SoftBank

STREAM 201HW SoftBank's size

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank is 2.6inches (65mm) wide, 5.2inches (133mm) tall, and 0.5inches (13mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank, it weighs about 4.6oz (131g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

Both the size and weight of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

STREAM 201HW SoftBank's screen

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank has a 4.3 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The resolution of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank's screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn't be a problem for normal use, but it might prove to be a bit dissatisfying for those who wish to better enjoy their photos, videos, or games.

The CPU performance of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

The processing performance of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank is quite low at 1.5GHz×2(Dual core), and you may find minor issues even while browsing the internet or Twitter.

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank only has 1GB of RAM, which is fairly low. The RAM is regularly insufficient, so operation gets unstable and jerky even when using apps that are not resource intensive.

In rating the STREAM 201HW SoftBank's overall operational speed, it ranks at the low end of smartphones. It will lag and feel sluggish even during normal use. In most cases, users will feel the performance to be lacking.

STREAM 201HW SoftBank's storage capacity

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank has 4GB of data storage. This is fine if you mainly use email or social media sites, but if you plan to take photos and videos or play games, you should buy an upgrade.

Since the STREAM 201HW SoftBank is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

The camera function of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

The main camera of the STREAM 201HW SoftBank has a capacity of 8 MP pixels, and is adequate for normal use. But some users may feel dissatisfied with the picture quality.

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank comes equipped with a 1.3 MP pixel front-facing camera, which is very low resolution. If you aren't particular about your videos or photos, it might be fine, but otherwise, we recommend a smartphone at least one tier higher.

The battery performance of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank's battery capacity is 1930mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the STREAM 201HW SoftBank has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

Overall assessment of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

The STREAM 201HW SoftBank's performance level is that of a budget smartphone. It's a bit too weak to use as a main smartphone, so if possible you should consider something slightly more powerful. However, it should be sufficient for people that only want to use the most basic functions, like making calls and browsing the internet, and for people that don't really use smartphones much.

The merits and demerits of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

The merits of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.

The demerits of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

  • The CPU performance is not very good, and will become operationally sluggish when using apps.
  • The rear-facing camera is very low resolution, so you should not think of using this smartphone as your main camera.

Specifications of STREAM 201HW SoftBank

STREAM 201HW SoftBank
ImageSTREAM 201HW SoftBank
MakerHUAWEI
BrandHUAWEI STREAM
Release date10/10, 2012
Color/
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6inches (65mm) x 5.2inches (133mm) x 0.5inches (13mm)
Weight4.6oz (131g)
Display size4.3 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 960
Pixel density256ppi
Battery capacity1930mAh
ChipsetSnapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
CPU specs1.5GHz×2(Dual core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size4GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution1.3 MP

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