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Monday, February 17, 2014

SKK Mobile Glimpse 3G Review and Giveaway Contest



Before I begin this review, I just want to mention that Techamuna.com is now 2 years old. As part of the celebration, I'll be giving away this Glimpse 3G. I will be posting the mechanics on how you can join and win this phone at the end of this review.

As I mentioned in my preview and unboxing, this is the first SKK phone I get to review. Although the other tablets I’ve covered can also be used as a phone too. I also mentioned that I really like the design of this phone. To me, it looks like a cross between an iPhone 4 and 5, which is not a bad thing. Obviously, you can’t have the same Apple build quality on a sub Php 3,000 phone but to honest, it's definitely not bad. Everything seems well put together without any gaps. There are three capacitive buttons in front and while the home button looks like something you could press, it's also capacitive. It comes in three colors: Black, White, Royal Blue and Pink.

Specs

- 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
- 4" LCD WVGA Display
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage (expandable to 32GB via Microsd)
- FM Radio
- 2MP Camera with VGA front
- Dual SIM 3G
- WiFi
- Bluetooth
- Android 4.2.2
- 1400mAh Battery
- Php 2,999.00






Performance

In my previous review of SKK products I mentioned that I was glad they used an almost stock version of Android. This time however, they decided to put their own skin on it. Thankfully, it doesn't seem to interfere with the performance of the phone. Navigating and swiping is pretty snappy. One of the advantages of Android is that you can simply put a different skin or launcher on it. I did my usual app and games test and had no problems with casual games like Clumpsy Bird, Robocop and Death Moto. Shadow Gun took a while to load but was still playable. I'll post some benchmark scores and phone information for those who are interested. But over all, for casual everyday use you should have no problems with this phone. The screen is a 4" WVGA display with pretty decent pixel density and color reproduction. Side viewing angles are pretty good but vertical angles are not. Using the phone vertically is no problem but in landscape mode, you have to find the proper angle to get a clear view. I had a similar experience with the Starmobile Navi. I suspect that most phones in this price range will have the same screen problems. Hopefully, IPS screens will go down in price so we can get them in budget phones soon. Battery life is also pretty good and I was able to make it through a whole day of light to moderate use. The dual-sim implementation is also pretty good with contact binding and being able to choose which SIM will use 3G is also very convenient. 








AnTuTu shows only 1Ghz processor








Camera

The camera falls short of expectations. Having a 2MP in 2014 seems very outdated so don't expect much. I'll post some photos and see for yourself. 






                                 

Verdict
If you are on a budget and need a nice looking smartphone I have to say I really liked this phone. Camera notwithstanding, you do get all the expected goodies in a modern smartphone like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Dual SIM, 3G and Android 4.2.2. 

The good

- Android 4.2.2

- 3G
- Good dual SIM management
- Bluetooth and GPS

The bad

- 2MP camera
- No LED flash
- Screen vertical viewing angles

Here are the mechanics for the Glimpse 3G giveaway contest. It's very simple and I will keep it open for 1 month. The winner will be announced on the 3rd week of March. I will use a random number generator app to choose the winner. All you have to do is post a comment, only one entry per person. As long as you follow the rules you can get yourself an (almost) new phone.

BONUS: If you post a comment AND follow me on twitter AND Retweet this contest OR subscribe to my Flipboard I will include a CD-R King powerbank.


Contest is open to everyone as long as delivery address is in the Philippines and serviced by LBC.

It's that easy! Good luck to everyone!


UPDATE: Contest has ended March 24, 2014 at 9:50AM. Thank you to everyone. Winner will be announced shortly.

UPDATE 2: And the winner is... Mr. Joey Carpio!
Enjoy the SKK Glimpse 3G!

36 comments:

  1. Happy 2nd anniversary @techamuna
    Ask ko lang po. Anong maganda Cherry Mobile Gem, Life, Starmobile play or itong SKK Glimpse 3g?
    Pag dating sa Design, Performance, Durability at Battery. Kahit wag na yong sa Cam kasi magkaiba sila ng Specs. #TIA

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    1. Thanks Motty, Hindi Ko pa na try yung Gem or Life but all of them dual core and 512MB RAM so I'm guessing almost the same yung performance nila. You're right sa camera and battery lang sila mag kaiba and also the design. Suggest ko if you can try them out sa store before buying. Good luck!

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    2. Ay oo pati pala sa battery, well okay lanh thanks pa din ;)

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  2. happy 2nd anniv techamuna!
    i'm thinking of buying one, but i'll try my luck first here and see if i can win haha.. anyway, may available kaya sa store na case for this unit? thanks

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  3. Happy 2nd year anniversary techamuna! Nice review po. Btw, I don't usually see any SKK mobile phone user here in Cebu. Hopefully I can have this one so I can share my experiences to others.

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  4. happy 2nd anniv techamuna!

    hi sana mapili niyo po ako! :D

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  5. HAPPY 2nd anniversary Techamuna! More REviews pa. Thank You for giving us knowledge thru your reviews! :)

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  6. Happy 2nd Anniversary Techamuna !
    more techa reviews and giveaways ;)
    and goodluck to all #crossfingers

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  7. Happy 2nd anniversary :) I love the specs, even though ung camera at battery life is low.. but I love it :) More Reviews :D

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  8. Sana may quad core version yan.

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  9. Happy 2nd yr. aniv. very nice review.. too bad wala syang front cam pang-selfie.. sumisikat na din ang skk at matindi un endorser nila si marian rivera, sana pumantay na sya kagad sa torque, starmobile, cherry at myphone ..

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  10. HAPPY 2nd anniversary Techamuna! This entry level phone looks good. Smart phones are really getting cheaper. This makes it more affordable for Filipinos to have one and experience Android technology as well.

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  11. Happy 2nd Anniversary! Great and very detailed review! More power! :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I like THE GOOD part :) With the bad part naman, pwede na if you're shooting during the day and sa outdoors :)

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  13. Happy @nd anniversary Techmuna!! nice review... just tweeted and followed : https://twitter.com/thanno23/status/443951004560543744

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  14. I just followed you in twitter and subscribed to your flipboard :) more reviews :D @VincentVanCarl

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  15. I just joined. Shared this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Followed you on Twitter also.

    This is a nice giveaway. Congrats and Happy 2nd anniversary Techamuna.com! I like the physical look of this smartphone. And with comes to specs, it's no surprise that this is all you can get since it's just a budget smartphone. With less than 3K price i believe this is sulit for people who wants to try out an android phone. It has the latest android OS, Dual Sim and has 3G/WiFi so you can always access your social media accounts. SKK phones has good battery, well based on my phone before, although it's not a smartphone it lasted for days.

    Good luck to all and Happy anniversary again.

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  16. Sana suwetihin ako, mga paps!!!

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  17. Happy 2nd Anniversary TechaMuna.com! Nice review! Nice phone from SKK, very affordable for those specs!

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  18. Happy 2nd anniversary Techamuna.com.... affordable SKK phone,the bad thing only is the camera but i will try luck first hehe

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  19. Happy 2nd anniversary Techamuna.com.... affordable SKK phone,the bad thing only is the camera but i will try luck first hehe

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  20. Hi!!! TechaMuna!!! Available pa ba Giveaway? gusto ko po sana sumali eh.... Happy 2nd anniversary @techamuna

    https://www.facebook.com/budoyboy20

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  21. Swerte Please, pang 1 time lang or many times :)

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  22. Happy 2nd birthday. :D

    Great review. :) Unbiased, I must say.

    I like how SKK made this smartphone's dual-sim hybrid. :) Like what SAMSUNG does. So I guess having this phone won't feel any 'cheap'.

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  23. hi techamuna,

    happy 2nd anniversary to your blog, more power and more reviews please..
    and also thank you for being generous, I know who ever win this will never forget to include you in their prayers because once in our life you serve as a blessing.

    :D

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  25. çÖñg®âtÛlâtÎÖñ$! and hâppý 2nd ýÊâ® anniversary! Count me in! Shared this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. Also followed you on Twitter! God bless @ More power!!!!!

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  26. Happy 2nd Anniversary po! ah ganda po yung mga specs at high quality at pasok sa presyo!! sana maka kuha din ako nito nang libre :)

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  27. Happy 2nd Anniversary SKK! Ganda Po Ng Serbisyo Nyo Mura Na High Tech Pa Lahat Ng Gingagamit Nyo!! Swak Na Swak Sa Budget Naming Pamilya!! I LOve It!!

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  28. Not bad for a phone below 3K. And it sports a look that's a bit better than CM's Life or Amber.

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  29. Happy Anniversary :) I want to win this smartphone, better like my phone.

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  30. Happy Anniversary!!!

    I think when it comes to display, i would still prefer the CM Gem because of its IPS screen. also, the core speed of CM Gem is 1.3GHz while this one is only 1.2GHz. Starmobile Play is better than this one when it comes to battery cap(2000mAh).

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  31. Hope me win this awesome phone from yours :)

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  32. thank to TechaMuna.com i just receive the package.. cant wait to try this :D

    godbless!

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