Huawei might not be a house hold name in the West, but it’s as common as Stinky Tofu in Taiwan when you take a look at Asia. So it’s not surprising that a device has emerged that takes a few cues from the gorgeous Huawei P7. We go hands on with the Kingzone K1, a 5.5 inch smartphone that comes with premium bells and whistles including a Qi wireless charging case.
The Kingzone K1 is a 5.5 inch Smartphone with an IPS display from Sharp, it comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and is running an Octa Core processor from MediaTek, the MT6592 running at 1.7Ghz. Under the hood you’ll also find 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded with a MicroSD card. It is running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and as with most devices from Shenzhen, you are not likely to see an upgrade to 4.4 Kit Kat, though it has been known to happen. It comes with a very decent camera a 14MP on the rear that is using a Sony sensor, on the front for Selfies you’re blessed with an outstanding 8MP camera!
Now specs aren’t everything but if you were keeping score it comes with a punch of premium add-ons, like a Qi Wireless charging case. It will cost you an extra 20 Euros, but if you’ve enjoyed living with Wireless Charging then you’ll already know that it’s worth every penny.
The Dual SIM functionality comes with both a Nano SIM slot and full size slot, a useful feature that not very many people use, but if you do, it can look very space age. It comes with Sharps 4-way motion sensor, you can answer calls, swipe or move webpages and close applications. I personally have never had much use for gesture control, but admittedly I have pulled it out as a party trick (yes, I’m that lame girl that’s impressing you with my phone…but hey, I’m also that girl surrounded by a group of guys ;))
The entire device measures in at only 6.8mm thick has a 1.6mm thin bezel but does weigh in at 190g. The extra heft is in part because of the metal casing which gives it a very premium and durable hand feel. You’ll also find an ample 2500mAh battery which should give you all day battery life with moderate use.
On a trip to Shenzhen the CECT shop guys were kind enough to let me crash their shop and do hands on videos with a couple of devices. We’re even working on a few reviews of a HTC M7 Clone and a Galaxy Note 3 Clone.
If you are looking to pick up the Kingzone K1, head on over to the CECT Shop to find it for $296USD.
We pulled the official press and promo shots of the Kingzone K1 for you here in case you just need a little more gadget porn.