Table of contents:
- Device Niche
- Computational basis
- Display and graphicssubsystem
- Smartphone battery. Device autonomy
- List of interfaces
- Program component
- Opinion of owners
The Philips W632 smartphone was released back in 2011, by the standards of mobile technology, and the manufacturer itself was initially positioned as an entry-level solution with an acceptable cost and one of the best levels of autonomy at that time.
A typical low cost MediaTek microprocessor with a single computing module was at the heart of the Philips W632. The same can be said about the display, memory subsystem and graphics accelerator. The only thing that exactly distinguished the hero of this review from the background of analogues is the battery capacity. It is due to her that this mobile device stood out against the background of analogues. The second important plus is the very democratic cost of the gadget. It was for those to whom the greatest role in 2011 when choosing a new “smart” phone was played by these two factors, and this device was released.
Philips Xenium W632 was made in a typical case, even by today's standards, called a monoblock. Its length was 123 mm, width - 63 mm and thickness - 14 mm. The weight of the device with such dimensions was equal to 164 grams. On the frontThe panel of the device was displayed with a screen with a modest diagonal length of 3.8 inches by today's standards. Above it were grouped a speaker, a group of sensors and a front camera peephole. Below the screen is the control panel. She, in addition to the three familiar buttons, also included another additional one, which was called "Search". On the left edge of the smartphone were the volume control buttons, and on the upper end - the power button of the device. On the opposite side of the smartphone, all wired interfaces (micro USB and 3.5 mm audio jack) and a spoken microphone were grouped. On the back cover of the smartphone, a loud speaker, a peephole of the main camera and its single LED-based backlight were placed. Also, the manufacturer did not forget to place his logo here.
Philips W632 was based on the MT6573 microprocessor. This chip could operate at a frequency of 800 MHz and was based on an architecture codenamed ARM11. Hardware and software included only one computing module. The CPU itself was produced according to the norms of a technological process that is morally and physically obsolete today, but relevant for 2011, with tolerances of 65 nm. At the time of the release of the device, this chip allowed solving tasks of the initial and intermediate levels. Now, as mentioned, he is outdated both morally and physically. The most it can do right now is run the simplest and least demanding applications on the hardware.
Display and graphicssubsystem
One of the best entry-level accelerators for mobile devices of that time, Power VR531, which was designed by Imagination Technologies, was responsible for processing the image displayed on the display. This graphic solution operated at a frequency of 281 MHz and made it possible to quickly process a picture in a resolution of 800x480px. This is the resolution of the screen in this smartphone. The length of its diagonal in inches was 3.8. The pixel density for this device was declared at 246 ppi, and it was very problematic to distinguish a single point on its surface with an ordinary eye. The screen matrix itself was produced using the most common technology at that time - TFT.
Philips W632 had 512 MB of RAM. The built-in storage capacity was only 180 MB. Definitely this amount of memory for comfortable work on such a gadget, even at that time, was not enough. So it was necessary to additionally purchase an external memory card. Its maximum volume could be equal to 32 GB. And this would certainly solve the problem of lack of memory on such a "smart" phone.
Like all current devices, the hero of this article was also equipped with two similar elements. At the heart of the main camera was a 5 megapixel sensor. Now you won’t surprise anyone with this parameter, but in 2011 it made it possible to count on a very, very acceptable quality of photos and videos. The maximum resolution of pictures inIn this case, it was equal to 2592x1944 px. It should also be noted that such an important technology as autofocus was implemented in the main camera. This made it possible to significantly improve the quality of the photo. There was also a single backlight from one LED element. The front camera was based on a sensitive element of 0.3 megapixels and could take photos and videos in VGA format. For video calls, this is enough, but for the now popular "selfies" this value will not be enough.
Smartphone battery. Device autonomy
The key quality that the Philips W632 smartphone could boast of compared to analogues and competitors was its autonomy. The capacity of the complete removable battery in this case was equal to 2100 mAh. Now you can find large battery capacity values, but in 2011 this parameter was really a record. In the maximum load mode, such a smartphone could last 11-12 hours and it really was a record for that time. If the level of use of the device is reduced to average, then one could well count on 3-4 days of battery life on a single charge of such a capacious battery.
List of interfaces
In terms of the number of supported wired and wireless interfaces, it is practically in no way inferior to modern Philips Xenium W632 mobile devices. The specifications of this machine indicate that the following are supported:
The device successfully operated in GSM cellular networks(their second name is 2G) and 3G (there was only support for the UMTS standard, which was the most advanced in 2011, and now belongs to the morally and physically obsolete). In the first case, with the appropriate coverage and signal quality, one could count on speeds up to 500 kb / s. Well, in the second - under the same conditions - it was theoretically possible to get 7.2 Mbps.
The list of wireless standards of this gadget included support for Wi-Fi in b&g versions with maximum information exchange rates of 11 Mbps and 54 Mbps, respectively. Obviously, this list lacks version n with a speed of 150 Mbps. But since these standards are compatible with each other, there should not be any special problems when connecting to such wireless networks.
There is Bluetooth support in this gadget. Its version is 2.0. This interface is great for outputting audio to a wireless stereo headset or sharing files with similar devices.
Navigation capabilities are provided in this device by the GPS system and the transmitter of the same name.
You can also connect a wired stereo headset to this smart phone. For this, the gadget was equipped with a 3.5 mm audio port.
Also, the device was equipped with micro USB. This port allowed you to connect the gadget to a computer. Another purpose is to charge the battery.
Under suchsystem software, this device functioned like Android. Philips W632 was based on version 2.3 of this OS. To date, such system software is outdated. And both mentally and physically. This OS is not so common now on mobile devices.
Opinion of owners
Most often you can find on the Internet only positive reviews about the Philips W632. His features were truly excellent. Among the main advantages of this model are the following:
Autonomy, which at an average load could reach 4 days. Now not even every smartphone with a similar battery can boast of such autonomy.
A camera with cutting-edge technology at the time that even continues to be relevant.
Sufficiently productive by the standards of 2011 the central processor. It included only 1 computing module, which operated at a frequency of 800 MHz. Now, of course, you won’t surprise anyone with this, but at that time it was an excellent entry-level processor.
Another plus of the gadget is the actual software shell, which at that time allowed you to run any existing software for this computing platform.
It was precisely on such positive aspects that are associated with this mobile device that its owners focused their attention in reviews throughout the Global Web on forums and portals on this topic.
Philips W632 turned out to be a very, very balanced budget-level device in 2011. He had no significant shortcomings at that time. But the presence of a capacious battery, increased autonomy and acceptable performance set it apart from its competitors. Another important advantage of it was that it had a very, very modest cost. Well, this entire list was supplemented by support for increased memory cards plus the main camera with technologies that even now can not be found in every entry-level gadget.