Smartphone Review: Hisense MAXE X1 phablet

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Web AddiCT(s); recently had the pleasure of reviewing Hisense Android Phones available locally, the new Hisense Infinity MAXE X1 Phablet device and wow what an amazing piece of machine it is.

Back in the day when inserting a simcard meant inserting the whole card, not just the actual chip, phones were big and heavy. As time went on, phones started getting smaller and easier to carry around. Well times have changed, which means dynamite no longer comes in smaller packages. Consumers want โ€œBIG everything, BIG phones, BIGGER screens and BIGGER memoryโ€.

Definition: Phablet

Phab-let [fab-lit]


“A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer, and is larger than a typical smartphone, but not as large as a typical small tablet.”

Because of the 6.8-inch screen size, this phone qualifies as a phablet smartphone. Users will struggle to use it with one hand vs a smaller phone screen size.

BIGGER is Better โ€“ At First Glance:

Hisense Infinity MAXE X1 Phablet Smartphone
Hisense MAXE X1 Android Phablet Smartphone

The first thing we noticed was its MASSIVE 6.8-inch screen size, it makes any other smart phone look like a mini smart phone.ย  It is officially the biggest android smartphone screen size to date. The phablet has a beautiful front metallic case design that gives it a real premium look and feel.

Main Features:

Dimension: 192.2mm x 95.6mm x 9.2mm

Front Camera Quality: 5MP

Back Camera Quality: 13 MP Flash

Video Quality: 1080p Video Recording

Audio: two front stereo speakers, 5.1 Dolby virtual surround sound

OS: Android 4.4 KitKat

Processor: Quad-core 2.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Memory: 16GB internal storage

Display: 6.8-inch Full HD with 1,910×1,080 Pixils

Connectivity: 4G, Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth

Battery Life: 3900mAh


Earphone Connection: 3.5mm

Availability: Not yet available in South Africa. Expected date โ€“ 1 July 2014

Hisense Infinity MAXE X1 6.8-inch screen compared
Sizes of HTC One (m7) vs HIsense MAXE X1 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Left: HTC One, Middle: Hisense MAXE X1, Right: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Special Feature:

The phablet is able to act as a smart TV box, allowing android apps to be displayed on your non-smart TV, and using the phablet as a remote.



Final Thoughts:

The Hisense MAXE X1 does pack a mean punch, with crisp clear cinematography, amazing sound, and all round good user experience, but whatโ€™s the catch? The catch is that it can get quite heavy when you are watching anything longer than 10mins.

So with all that mentioned, if you are looking at getting the Hisense MAXE X1 Phablet, we at WebAddict suggest you send your pants to the tailor to get the pocket adjusted as it contains too much awesomeness to fit in your pants.

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