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Kingsing S2 smartphone in review

Kingsing S2 smartphone in review
We have the 5-inch LG G2 clone from Chinese company Kingsing in-house for reviewing, and it is already quite impressive considering the $110 price point.

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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Allen Ngo, 2014-09-16 (Update: 2014-09-25)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.