It was a good 2016 for Cloudfone. The company released good quality smartphone without going over 10k. So far two of the smartphones we’ve reviewed, the Cloudfone Excite Prime and the Cloudfone Next, are pretty good smartphones based on their price points. Before the year ends, the company did announce a new smartphone, the Cloudfone Next Lite.
The phone’s price is placed in the middle of the Excite Prime and the flagship Next. Whenever we say “Lite” it means its “less” of everything. Well, on paper yes but 3GB RAM and being powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset does not feel less of the Cloudfone flagship. Let’s unbox this!
Cloudfone Next Lite:
- 1.4GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
- Adreno 505 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
- 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera with LED flash
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
What’s inside the box?
- Cloudfone Next Lite unit
- USB cable
- Wall adapter
- Clear Case
- Screen Protector
- SIM card ejector
Upon removing it out of the box, the Cloudfone Next Lite looks a lot like its flagship brother, the Next. It has a smaller body and screen. With this, it looks and feels smaller plus it is very pocket friendly. We just find it smaller than usual or maybe we are used to using phones with bigger screens.
The device is encased in good quality metal. It looks so premium that it feels like holding a device ranging 15k and up. Underneath the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and we all know how good this chipset is and this is the first time we see this on a smartphone around 8k.
Ports and buttons check
- Top – 3.5 mm headset jack
- Bottom – Speaker grill and USB charging port, microphone
- Left – SIM card tray
- Right – Power Button and Volume Rockersho
- Back – 13 megapixel camera and LED flash
- Front – Home Button/Fingerprint Scanner, 8 megapixel camera, LED flash, sensor
Cloudfone continues to remove the app drawer with this phone like the flagship Next. It also comes pre-installed apps like Spotify and security app TARA. Overall experience for the last 24 hours has been really smooth.
Its good thing Cloudfone retained its full HD resolution on the Next Lite We will do more tests like video looping and gaming on our two-week review time. Battery and performance test will be done as well.