Kingsing S2 smartphone in review
In addition to the budget Doogee DG310, our full review on the Kingsing S2 will be available in the coming weeks. This particular model is aesthetically similar to the popular LG G2 and G3 including its rear Power and Volume buttons with double grilles and a microUSB port on the bottom edge. On the software side, the Kingsing S2 runs Android KitKat (4.4.2) with KnockOn and gesture support, the latter of which had been touted on newer Samsung Galaxy models. Some notable differences include a smaller screen size (5-inches vs. 5.2-inches of the LG G2) and physical Android input controls rather than onscreen controls. Beyond that, users will find a device very similar to the LG equivalent or even the Google Nexus 5 in terms of looks and feel based on our initial impressions of the device.
Internal hardware is not different from what one would find on other mainstream or less expensive smartphones. The 1.3 GHz MTK6582 SoCis roughly equivalent to an Nvidia Tegra 3 and the 1 GB RAM should be sufficient for all but the heaviest multitaskers. The 960 x 540 resolution display is perhaps the biggest drawback, especially compared to the FHD and qHD displays of the LG G2 and G3, respectively. Fortunately, the IPS panel does ensure a clean image regardless.
The Kingsing S2 has been available since early September and retails for $110 to $110. Some online retailers are planning to throw in leather cases and tempered glass screen protectors to promote the launch of the product. 1949deal, for example, are running a Giveaway from Sept. 18 to Sept. 28 with said freebies for select pre-orders. Units are not expected to ship until October 12.
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