Innjoo Halo – A Full blown affordable device

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Innjoo mobile, the trending mobile based OEM which is just over a year and most famous for bringing forth super affordable smartphones has done it again with their recent unveils. Innjoo unveiled the Innjoo Fire Plus, and the Innjoo Halo devices at an event held in Unilag on 2nd of September 2015.

The Innjoo Halo is a 5.0″ device aimed at new Android converts, and new smartphone users. The device is power-packed at just 14,000Naira only, which is less expensive than recently launched Apple pencil.

Display and Design
innjoo halo display
Innjoo isn’t so big on sleek devices, so the Innjoo Halo is just your regular beauty. The halo features a 5.0″ FWVGA as stated earlier, with resolutions of 480*854. The dimensions on the halo are 145.6*72*9.6mm, so it’s pretty bulky in size, but not very heavy at about 156g. The Halo has a straight mobile look, no revolutionary changes in it’s look, but the feel has been modified to a certain extent. The back cover casing of the Innjoo Halo is made from scratch-resistant Kevlar material.
innjoo halo back

There are no physical buttons on the Innjoo halo’s front display. The side however do include routine buttons like the power button, the volume up and volume down buttons too.

Software and general internals
innjoo halo lollipop
InnJoo Halo is fitted in with Android OS like all Innjoo device. The device would boot Android 4.4 Kitkat OS on start, however, the Halo would be upgrade-able to Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, there’s no word if there would be provision for upgrades to Marshmallow 6.0. Innjoo’s Inn UI accompanies the boot OS. The processor of the halo is a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz on each core. Graphics on the device is handled by Mali-400-MP2.
The processor is utilized by 1GB RAM, while there’s 8GB ROM inbuilt which is expandable to up to 32GB via na external microSD memory card.

Camera, Connectivity and Battery
Innjoo Halo is a budget device, and as such, there was meant to be some improvisations. One of such is the cameras on the device. The selfie shooter is a miserly 2MP snapper, which may not be the best in photographic prowess, the rear also is a low 5MP shooter with an LED flash light to compensate for the tiny offering.
The connectivity section however is not a bad deal, as the halo offers both 2G & 3G hspa internet connectivity, bluetooth 2.1, as well as WiFi 802.11b/g/n wireless internet and hotspot. The halo is powered by a 3600mah li-po battery, which thankfully is removable.

Verdit
At it’s price, we weren’t expecting a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 kinda specs, so we’ll let it slide. We however would like to chip in a few cons which we most definitely disliked to bits.

  • The design is too routine, should be adjusted in next releases, just as the Innjoo Fire Plus had a fancy curvy look and feel.
  • Bluetooth 2.1? in this present day era of 4.1?
  • Very poor cameras. Understandable though for it’s price.
  • Very thick device. 9.6mm is a NO-NO in 2015 please.
  • Resolutions looking like it’s a 2011 flagship. 1280p is ideal.

Innjoo Halo would be available from Jumia soon. Click here to buy

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