HOMTOM likes big batteries. That is something that we could already verify with the last smartphone that passed through this blog, the HOMTOM HT70, a 10,000mAh brown beast. However, today we have to talk about the new model of the company, the HOMTOM S99, a somewhat more restrained mobile but that does not for that reason stop giving up a battery that inevitably attracts attention.
In today's review we talk about the HOMTOM S99, a terminal with a powerful 6200mAh battery, 21MP + 2MP dual rear camera and the latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo.
HOMTOM S99 in analysis, an economic and balanced mobile for those who seek autonomy above all
HOMTOM is a manufacturer that moves very comfortably in the most economical mid-range. We will not see great specifications in their phones, since they will always try to be practical, enhancing one or two very specific aspects of the device, in order to maintain a maximum adjusted price.
The S99 follows that same philosophy. It includes all those details that are currently in fashion, such as an 18: 9 screen, unlocking through Face ID or the inevitable effect bokeh of the camera. Something that has become almost a necessity in any phone worth its salt in 2018.
Design and display
Entering a little more flour, with regard to the infinite screen of the HOMTOM S99 we find a 5.5-inch panel with HD + resolution (1440x720p) and a pixel density of 293ppi. Something more quality is missing in this section, but luckily, it is one of the few weak points of the device.
It is available in black, gray, white and blue, and has dimensions of 14.95 x 7.00 x 1.28 cm with a weight of 200 grams. The fingerprint reader, for its part, is strategically placed in the rear area on a housing with quite curious hexagonal motifs.
Power and performance
At the hardware level, the S99 is in the middle of the table. You saw a MT6750 Octa Core 1.5GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space expandable to 256GB via micro SD. All this under the umbrella of Android 8.0.
His performance in Antutu is 35,468 points. A figure that may seem somewhat short due to some components without too much fanfare, but that for day to day, to store photos, browse and take the occasional casual game is more than satisfactory.
I can assure you of this first hand, since my previous smartphone wore this same processor and the truth is that I was surprised by its effectiveness.
To this day I have great affection for that mobile and deep respect for this Mediatek SoC, cheap but functional like few others. Of course, if we are looking for a high-performance phone, we will not find it here. That's for sure.
Camera and battery
In the photographic section HOMTOM has been stretched. It has replaced the HT70's previous 13MP camera with a much more consistent camera. On this occasion, the new HOMTOM S99 rides a 21MP + 2MP dual rear lens with f / 2.0 aperture and effect bokeh. For the front, a 13MP selfie camera.
The battery, as we mentioned at the beginning of the analysis, consists of a very powerful battery of 6200mAh via micro USB. It also has an OTG function, which allows us to use the mobile as if it were a power bank to charge other devices.
The S99 features Dual SIM slot (nano + nano), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual WiFi (2.4GHz / 5GHz) and supports 2G networks (GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz, GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz), 3G (WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz) and 4G (FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B20 800MHz, FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz ).
Price and availability
The HOMTOM S99 has just been presented in society, and Currently it can be obtained for $ 129.99 (€ 113 at the change) on GearBest, thanks to the pre-sale phase that will run until June 11. As of that date, its official sale price will be $ 149.99, about 127 euros at the change.
A good value for money for an inexpensive mobile that will please those looking for a device with great autonomy, good photos and fluid performance with mid-range components.
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