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P-up Mode1 RETRO review: worth buying?

Created date: 02/24/2018, 21:22:24, Updated date: 09/30/2018, 21:22:24

We've conducted a detailed review of the p-up Mode1 RETRO, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the p-up Mode1 RETRO

P-up Mode1 RETRO's size

The p-up Mode1 RETRO is 2.2inches (56mm) wide, 4.7inches (120mm) tall, and 0.71inches (18.1mm) 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 p-up Mode1 RETRO, it weighs about 5.0oz (141g). 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 p-up Mode1 RETRO make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

P-up Mode1 RETRO's screen

The p-up Mode1 RETRO has a 3.5 inch screen. It comes in a standard size, and the screen is adequate for most uses. Some users may feel that they would rather have a larger screen, however.

The resolution of the p-up Mode1 RETRO'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 p-up Mode1 RETRO

The processing power of the p-up Mode1 RETRO is comparatively low at 1.1GHz×4(Quad core). You'll most likely notice its lack of power when running games or playing videos. However, you shouldn't have any problems making calls, browsing the internet or using apps like Twitter or Instagram.

The p-up Mode1 RETRO has 2GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The overall operational speed of the p-up Mode1 RETRO rates as a mid-range smartphone. While you will probably not experience much sluggishness or lag with normal use, we recommend a phone at least one tier higher if you want to enjoy games or videos.

P-up Mode1 RETRO's storage capacity

The p-up Mode1 RETRO has 16GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

The p-up Mode1 RETRO is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

The camera function of p-up Mode1 RETRO

The main camera of the p-up Mode1 RETRO has a capacity of 8 MP pixels, and is adequate for normal use. But some users may feel dissatisfied with the picture quality.

The p-up Mode1 RETRO comes equipped with a 2 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 p-up Mode1 RETRO

The battery of the p-up Mode1 RETRO has a capacity of 1650mAh, which is rather low. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the p-up Mode1 RETRO is not very good. It's okay if you're just using it for calls and the occasional bit of browsing, but if you're going to browse for extended periods, play games or watch videos, you want a reserve battery pack.

Overall assessment of p-up Mode1 RETRO

The p-up Mode1 RETRO is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.

The merits and demerits of p-up Mode1 RETRO

The merits of p-up Mode1 RETRO

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

The demerits of p-up Mode1 RETRO

  • The CPU is quite weak, which means some apps can run a bit slowly.
  • The rear-facing camera is very low resolution, so you should not think of using this smartphone as your main camera.

Specifications of p-up Mode1 RETRO

p-up Mode1 RETRO
Imagep-up Mode1 RETRO
Makerp-up
Release date9/25, 2017
ColorBlack|White
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.2inches (56mm) x 4.7inches (120mm) x 0.71inches (18.1mm)
Weight5.0oz (141g)
Display size3.5 inch
Display typeIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 800
Pixel density266ppi
Battery capacity1650mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6737M
CPU specs1.1GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size2GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP

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RAM capacity

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storage size

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rear-camera resolution

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front-camera resolution

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grip

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74.8-Color:Black|White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.2inches (56mm) x 4.7inches (120mm) x 0.71inches (18.1mm), Weight:5.0oz (141g)

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screen cleanliness

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53.5-Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:266ppi

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performance

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30.4-OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6737M, CPU specs:1.1GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

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14.9OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1GB

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