I went to the Bloggers’ Meetup with CloudFone executives last month for a preview of the CloudFone Thrill 530qx. True to their word, they sent me a review unit of the 530qx and I will check out how its battery would fare during the course of my review.
Let’s do a rundown on its specs first before I do the unboxing.
OS: Android 4.2 Jellybean
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MTK6589M processor
Display: 960×540 pixels, 5.3″ IPS qHD ergonomic camber-line capacitive touchscreen
Wireless Connections: 3G/HSPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
Memory: 4GB Internal Storage, expandable memory up to 32GB, 1GB RAM
Camera: 12 Megapixels with LED Flash (front), 5 Megapixels (front)
SIM Card Slot: 2x Regular SIM required
Battery: 4,500 mAh
The package of the CloudFone Thrill includes a USB cable, USB charging head, a pair of in-ear earphones and a USB On-The-Go cable. I applaud CloudFone for including the last 2 accessories in the package. I always prefer in-ear earphones and the USB OTG cable will let me connect my USB flash drive and possibly other USB peripherals such as an external hard disk drive.
I made a few comments already about the Thrill 530qx in my previous post so nothing much to say this time. It’s been 2 months since I last held a large device and it’s currently the largest smartphone I have in my pool of review units. The size and weight of the Thrill 530qx will be quite a challenge here and I will definitely observe if it would affect my usage, especially the weight factor.
It’s been 6 hours and 21 minutes since I pulled it out of the power outlet. Since then I’ve done some light social media reading and posts, a couple of SMS, installed a couple of apps and several minutes of reading emails. I’m left with 94% so far after doing these tasks.
I’ll be posting my review of the CloudFone Thrill 530qx in a couple of weeks. For the meantime, follow me on Twitter @dronthego where I will be posting my thoughts on the Thrill 530qx during my review process.