Yes I am talking about a phone here and not a tablet or a laptop. Saygus V2 was on display in CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before today like most of you I did not hear about this company or the brand. Saygus is a start-up from Utah and V2 phone appears to be built in US, just like recent Motorola phones. Now let’s talk about the phone itself –
|Storage||64GB + 2X icroSD slots, each accepts card upto 128 GB||Total makes it to 320 GB.
128GB cards are not that cheap though. Amazon sales them for around $100.
|Root and Boot capability||Root Access available + Multi-Boot||This is a fascinating feature of this phone. Superuser permission available to the user so it can take any custom rom.
And also has multi-boot capability which means that phone can run software from either 64gb onboard storage or from any of the 2 SD cards.
|HD Wi-Fi||60 Hz WiFi||Another interesting feature.
Phone’ screen can be mirrored to TV via USB or HDMI port using HDMI dongle.
Range is 40 feet.
And has dual-band Wifi (2.4G/5G)
I was expecting larger screen size and QHD resolution but by no means full HD should be considered as inferior when it comes to 5” screen.
Also it has true edge-to-edge screen.
|Android Version||Kitkat 4.4.4||Will be upgraded to Lollipop soon|
|Battery||3100 mAh||Removable battery
Support for wireless charging
|Audio||Stereo Speakers not mono||Support for HD Audio|
|Camera||Rear – 21 MP
Front – 13 MP (wow, going to be good for ‘selfies’)
|Rear cam has Optical Image Stabilization i.e. OIS, Auto Focus and Dual Flash.
First phone where front cam also has OIS.
|Weight||141g||For comparison –
iPhone 6 – 130g
iPhone 6 Plus – 172g
Galaxy S5 – 145g
|Sensors||GPS, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Ambient Light||Usual Stuff|
|Other notable features||Waterproof – IPX7 rating
Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
|First phone with IPX7 rating. It means phone can withstand incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes|