Cloudfone Excite Prime ii Review – The New Budget Phone To Beat?

Out of the box, Cloudfone’s newly launched Excite Prime 2 is arguably i of the well-nigh impressive entry-level Android smartphone inwards the marketplace for this twelvemonth yet.
Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 review
Like what nosotros mentioned previously, it has improve build, bigger screen, as well as higher specs than well-nigh of its competitors at this toll point.

Now, afterwards using it for to a greater extent than than 2 weeks, it’s fourth dimension to cheque if this handset was able to live upward to the hype!

Is this the novel budget smartphone to beat?

Let’s see!


Display Quality

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Big as well as beautiful 5.5 inch hard disk screen


One of the primal selling points of this smartphone is its screen. While well-nigh of its competitors settled on using a v inch display, Cloudfone opted for a bigger 5.5 inch IPS concealment amongst hard disk 1280 x 720 resolution.

As a result, owners of this device volition taste viewing photos, movies, games, as well as etc. on a bigger display.

Big, bright, as well as good saturated display!


Checking its quality, it is i of the improve phones inwards this toll bespeak every bit well. It is average inwards details at 267 pixels per inch. Colors are warm inwards tone, punchy, as well as good saturated too. Its grade of dark isn’t the deepest around, but viewing angles are splendid for the price. Outdoor legibility is bully too!

It fifty-fifty has Miravision tech amongst color tuning as well as dynamic contrast adjustment. It’s adaptive brightness is working perfectly fine every bit well.

Update: We simply confirmed that this device has v points of touching on instead of simply 3.

Audio Quality

Speaker isn’t the loudest around, but it is simply fine. Quality is really make clean as well as clear considering the price. There’s minimal distortion fifty-fifty on max loudness. Just don’t await it to stimulate got the bass punch you’ve been craving for. Again, it is simply fine.

Audio output for headphones / earphones / in-ear monitors are warm inwards tone. Lows are highlighted improve than the mids as well as highs. But, mids are clear as well as has surprising proper separation of tunes.

It is i of the improve tuned smartphone good thespian inwards this toll point. It tin fifty-fifty FLAC files amongst ease. Soundstage is average. It has some hissing though.
Call character is clear every bit expected. Quality for recording good amongst less dissonance is acceptable, but could hold upward better.

Battery Life

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Good battery score!


The CEP 2 is equipped amongst 3,000 mAh of battery which is simply okay on a telephone amongst 5.5 inch concealment as well as hard disk resolution.

Respectable battery performance!


In our test, it recorded ix hours an eleven mins of piece of employment battery life. That score is considered on par amongst the likes of Vivo Y53 as well as Galaxy J2 Prime. It is also improve than well-nigh inwards the sub PHP 6K toll range.

Screen on fourth dimension nether really heavy usage including 4G information as well as hotspot all the fourth dimension is at three hours as well as ix mins. That’s a respectable score.


Charging fourth dimension using the stock 1.5A charger is at 2 hours as well as xxx mins.

Camera

Cloudfone highlighted the Excite Prime 2 every bit a camera-focused smartphone. Behind, it has the well-respected 13 MP f/2.0 Sony IMX135 sensor. It’s the same proficient photographic boob tube camera sensor flora amongst some of the older flagships similar LG G3 as well as Milky Way Note 3.

The photographic boob tube camera interface


Going into the software, Cloudfone has loaded this machine amongst a pretty neat photographic boob tube camera UI. It has familiar OPPO photographic boob tube camera software inspired facial expression that goes amongst several useful modes.

It includes: auto HDR, several filters, beauty, panorama, night, super pixel, as well as scene frame. It fifty-fifty has a pro fashion which allows users to manually adjust ISO, white balance, focus, as well as metering. However, it has has no selection for adjusting shutter speed as well as grids for guides.

Moreover, Cloudfone has introduced their own portrait mode on the Excite Prime 2. It allows users to to adjust the grade of background blur on your plain of written report ala iPhone vii Plus as well as Milky Way Note 8. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a dainty to stimulate got feature.

Note: This device automatically detects the scene to cheque if you lot tin shoot inwards portrait mode.

Quality-wise, this device arguably has the best performance inwards its class. Focus speed is really quick for a budget device. Focusing on a close-up plain of written report is workable some 2 to three inches near. Shutter speed is less than a instant as well as rarely has delays too. However, steady hands are needed for shooting inwards lowlight every bit expected.

Daylight photos are impressive! It is good detailed amongst unopen to accurate colors that tin competition Huawei’s Y5 2017 easily. It has less grains than Vivo Y53 as well as doesn’t stimulate got slightly cartoonish results similar Milky Way J2 Prime every bit well. Auto HDR industrial plant good as well as won’t overexpose or oversharpen your images too.

It tin also capture the night!

On auto mode, lowlight performance is simply fine. But, it is thus much improve if you’ll plough the night mode on. The nighttime fashion volition convey multiple photos inwards i snap as well as run upward it together to shape a improve exposed photograph amongst proficient dynamic make as well as decent details inwards lowlight.

Tip: Use a tripod if you lot don’t stimulate got steady hands when shooting inwards nighttime mode.

Flash is strong, but it tends to overexpose close-up images.

Rear Camera Samples

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Daylight sample
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Close-up image
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Flatlay amongst bokeh
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Indoor close-up
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Indoor close-up on dim light
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Portrait fashion against the low-cal sample
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Night sample 1
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Night sample 2
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Night sample 3


Related: Cloudfone Excite Prime 2: Night Mode Camera Samples

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Selfie photographic boob tube camera w/ softlight flash!


Cloudfone also highlights that the Excite Prime 2 tin shoot #AwesomeSelfies for the price. How? It has an 8 MP sensor amongst broad f/2.0 aperture lens, portrait fashion for background blur effect, beautify effect, as well as softlight LED flash for selfies fifty-fifty inwards the dark.


It has no autofocus, its human face upward detection characteristic is quite dainty as well as accurate. Shooting speed is also fast (not every bit fast every bit the principal camera) which is proficient plenty to avoid blurry selfies. The lens is also broad plenty inwards angle to check upward to four people inwards i frame easily.

For the modes, it has adjustable beauty levels, panorama, as well as portrait mode. The portrait has some inconsistencies, but when it works, it works.


Selfies are proficient inwards character inwards general. It is has proficient plenty sharpness as well as colors inwards daylight. There are few occasions where images are underexposed, but results are really proficient for the toll inwards general.


Use the softlight flash or flash to convey acceptable to proficient images inwards the dark.

Selfie Camera Samples

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Selfie w/ beautify grade 2 inwards a good lit place
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Selfie portrait mode
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Sharp indoor selfie featuring Ms. Jaja Ramirez
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Selfie portrait fashion inwards lowlight
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Selfie flash test
For videos, both the dorsum as well as front end photographic boob tube camera of this smartphone tin shoot upward to 720p at xxx frames per second. Like what nosotros said, it is exclusively upward to 720p. Unlike the competition, this device can’t shoot upward to 1080p using the principal camera.

Fortunately, the 720p hard disk video it tin tape isn’t that shaky inwards character as well as has proficient focus as well as exposure for a budget device. Selfie videos are really shaky though.

Have a facial expression at these video samples past times Raffy Pedrajita, our really proficient friend from Tech Patrol.

Performance

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Decent benchmark scores


The Excite Prime 2 has i of the improve specs on a sub PHP 6K smartphone today. While it has the usual 64 flake MT6737 quad center processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired amongst Republic of Mali T720 GPU, Cloudfone loaded this smartphone with 3 GB of RAM as well as 32 GB of expandable storage which is bigger than the competition.

Performance is smoothen plenty to run well-nigh of the social media apps amongst ease!


As a result, running well-nigh social media apps as well as running well-nigh smartphone tasks are quite smoothen on this device. Due to its large plenty three GB of RAM, multitasking performance that includes switching from an app to some other is decent. There are few times that you’ll sense lag, but simply afterwards closing background apps, it volition larn dorsum to normal speed. The large 32 GB of storage also allowed us to shop to a greater extent than files than competing phones.


For gaming, running Asphalt 8 on medium settings is smooth. It tin also run NBA 2K17, but it has occasional lags fifty-fifty on really depression settings. Heating is minimal likewise fifty-fifty spell playing games or fifty-fifty 4G as well as hotspot mode.

Clean Nougat OS


Software-wise, nosotros similar the fact that it is running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS w/ close stock as well as intuitive user interface. It has few bloatwares, but well-nigh of them are removable. It has no adware every bit good dissimilar other local phones. Ahem MyPhone as well as Cherry Mobile.

Feature-wise, this device has DuraSpeed fashion for boosting foreground app past times restricting background apps. It tin let you lot to pick out the apps that would hold upward restricted. Some notifications would hold upward delayed or non received though.

It also has double tap to wake fashion as well as few gestures that tin hold upward used every bit shortcuts for opening apps. It fifty-fifty has the ever dainty to stimulate got three fingerprint for concealment shot as well as i handed functioning modes.

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Speedy 700 MHz LTE ready

In terms of connectivity, the Excite Prime 2 has proficient signal reception for SMS as well as calls. It fifty-fifty has improve connectivity for LTE every bit it has the 700 MHz frequency. As a thing of fact, it tin achieve upward to 60+ Mbps per instant on Smart’s improved LTE network.

Signal drops are rare as well as it has 700 MHz LTE!


Bluetooth as well as GPS are also reliable inwards performance. This handset also has OTG as well as well-nigh of the basic sensors similar gyroscope for VR apps.

Just don’t await overstep notch VR as well as AR performance from it every bit this device is nevertheless an entry-level offering!

Pros – Premium as well as fashionable aesthetics for the price, the 5.5 inch hard disk concealment is beautiful, large three GB RAM as well as 32 GB ROM, ample battery life, capable dorsum photographic boob tube camera that tin capture the night, decent selfie photographic boob tube camera w/ flash, 700 MHz LTE capable, close consummate sensors, fantastic toll to specs ratio
Cons – No fingerprint scanner, photographic boob tube camera software has no grids for guides, UI could hold upward lighter, non for heavy 3D gaming, hard disk video recording only

Verdict

For the depression bespeak toll of PHP 5,999, the Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 is exciting indeedCraftsmanship is excellent, it has large screen, full general performance is to a greater extent than than decent, battery life is okay, cameras are capable, as well as LTE connectivity is stable as well as speedy which is rare to unwrap on a budget device.

There are few things that Cloudfone could improve on their side past times side free though. It includes the following:

1. Add grids for guides inwards the photographic boob tube camera software
2. Increase video shooting to 1080p
3. It has some kind of drinking glass protection, but it would stimulate got been improve if its Gorilla or Dragontrail glass
4. Cloudfone could add together a fingerprint reader side past times side time

Other than that, this is a really solid telephone that’s arguably the best inwards its shape yet. We highly recommend this to casual users who wants a large screened telephone amongst bully design, speedy plenty performance, as well as proficient cameras.

Display – 4
Audio – 3.75
Battery – 4
Camera – 4.25
Performance – 3.75
Average – four / 5


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