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TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite

Specifications

TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite
TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite (Neffos Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 142.6 x 71.2 ( = 0.33 x 5.61 x 2.8 in)
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Weight
138 g ( = 4.87 oz / 0.3 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 68% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite

78% TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite Review: Mid-Range Features, Entry-Level Price
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The Neffos X1 Lite is the phone that get the essentials done, apart from the smaller screen size and storage, there isn’t anything that I’m truly unsatisfied with, it has reliable software and performance, a camera that I could really use for Facebook and Instagram uploads, all of this for the price of RM499 and a 2-year warranty makes it really attractive in the entry-level category and one phone that you won’t hate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite 100-Euro-Smartphone überzeugt
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2018
Test du TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite : un entrée de gamme très convaincant
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Low price; support waterproof and dust avoiding; nice design; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Useless microSD card when installing games or apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2017
70% Recenzja TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite – dobra cena i zadowalająca wydajność, zamknięta w ładnej obudowie
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 65% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Recenzja TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite – tanio, dobrze i ładnie
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high performance; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Mediocre speakers; weak hardware; poor display; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2017

Comment

Model:

TP-Link is best known for its wireless routers and networking devices. Not many people know that the company has decided to produce smartphones, too. The TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is a suitable choice for essential smartphone needs, such as making phone calls, browsing the internet, or social media, as well as for people who do not want to spend a lot of money on a smartphone. For starters, the Neffos X1 Lite has an aluminum build, which is great, it feels compact due to its 5-inch display, and the sides are slightly tapered to offer a good grip. TP-Link has equipped the X1 Lite with a fast and reliable rear fingerprint scanner that beats many entry-level Android devices. The TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is available in two color variations, namely Cloud Grey and Sunrise Gold. The smartphone has a 5-inch screen with a 720p HD resolution (1280 by 720 pixels, pixel density of 293.7 PPI). The display uses IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology, so the viewing angles are wide and the colors should be close to natural, although not as vivid as on AMOLED displays. The screen is protected by 2.5D scratch-resistant curved glass.

On the inside, the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite is powered by an eight-core Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.5 GHz on a MediaTek MT6750 chipset. The video part is handled by a Mali-T860MP2 graphics chip running at 520 MHz. As for memory, the smartphone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash storage. Users can expand the storage by adding a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 128 GB. The rear camera found on the TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite has 13 megapixels, an f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash for low light conditions. On the front, there is a selfie camera with 5 megapixels and a 84° wide-angle lens. It would do just fine for beautifying facial features a little. TP-Link happened to issue a software update during the review period to include a Pro mode, which gives users a good amount of control over photos. Though it does not allow live previews of a photo, users do get a great ISO range (up to ISO 3000) and slow shutter speeds of up to 1/4 seconds. The Neffos X1 Lite ships with Android 7.0 and TP-Link’s proprietary launcher, which is simply called NFUI. Although the user experience is not as sophisticated as with Xiaomi’s MIUI or Huawei’s EMUI, TP-Link does not preinstall any bloatware and keeps most of the UI elements close to stock Android. The TP-Link Neffos X1 Lite gets its autonomy from a built-in non-removable battery with a capacity of 2550 mAh.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT6750: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1 GHz) with 64-Bit support and integrated LTE Cat. 6 radio.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.138 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-10-24)