FERO Mobile has been making and selling smartphones in Nigeria since 2016, and the company has improved greatly in the quality of smartphones it outputs. It recently launched the FERO Royale X2 in its Royale X series of smartphones.
The Royale X2 is a mid-range smartphone with some pretty powerful specs like 4000mAh battery capacity with fast charging, 3GB of RAM and a multi-functional fingerprint sensor.
Let’s dive right in.
FERO Royale X2 Review
The FERO Royale X2 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with some software offerings served on top by the company.
Design & Display
The Royale X2 comes with a 5.2-inch display which has a 1280 * 720 pixel resolution and is protected with 2.5D curved Asahi DragonTrail glass. The extra protection is to keep the screen from cracking on impact or gathering scratches from users’ fingers.
The phone has a metal unibody design built with aluminium, giving it a sleek feel. Quite unlike smartphones in its category in the Nigerian smartphone market, it has a physical home button below the display at the front, into which a fingerprint sensor is embedded. The fingerprint scanner can be used to perform different functions for five fingerprints.
Memory & Performance
The smartphone is powered with a MediaTek MT6737 processor which performs averagely with four cores clocked at 1.25GHz, while its graphics are handled by a Mali-T720 GPU.
It comes with 3GB of RAM which allows you to run many apps simultaneously and switch between them seamlessly, and has 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with the use of a microSD card.
Excellent photography is guaranteed with a 13MP camera which has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and an accompanying dual-tone LED flash to provide illumination at the rear.
The Royale X2 also sports an 8MP camera with a f/2.4 aperture and 84-degree wide-angle lens at the front for taking selfies. The wide-angle lens allows you to fit in more objects into a photo, thereby resulting into what is known as a groupie (group selfie).
Battery & Connectivity
The FERO Royale X2 packs a 4000mAh battery which promises a battery life of more than a day, and luckily it comes with 5V/2A Quick Charge technology, so you don’t have to wait all day to get a full charge.
The smartphone supports 4G LTE networks and comes with dual micro-SIM slots. It has USB OTG function which allows you to share your battery juice with other devices via reverse charging.
FERO Royale X2 Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 2100 MHz.
- 4G: Yes, LTE.
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM, dual standby.
- SIM Count: Dual SIM.
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat).
- User Interface: n/a.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 148 * 71.9 * 8.5 mm.
- Weight: 180g.
- Display size: 5.2 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Pixel resolution: ~383 ppi pixel density.
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Metal Unibody Design.
- Protection: Asahi DragonTrail 2.5D curved glass.
- Colours: Gold & Mocha Gold.
- Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6737.
- Processor Speed: 1.25GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: 4 (Quad-Core).
- Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-T720.
- RAM: 3GB.
- Internal Storage: 32GB.
- External Storage: expandable up to 128GB with microSD.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, front-mounted Fingerprint sensor.
- Lens: 13MP.
- LED Flash: Yes, dual-tone.
- Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps.
- f/2.0 aperture.
- Lens: 8MP.
- LED Flash: –
- Video recording: Yes.
- 84-degree wide-angle lens.
- f/2.4 aperture.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: n/a.
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 4000mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-Po.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: Yes, 5V/2A Quick Charge.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: October 29, 2017.
- Availability: October 2017.
How much is FERO Royale X2?
The FERO Royale X2 comes in Gold and Mocha Gold colours and costs around N50,000 in Nigeria.