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Vernee Mars

Specifications

Vernee Mars (Mars Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive multitouch, LCD, IPS, 2.5D Arc Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, , 25.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm stereo jack, Card Reader: micro-SD card (max. 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, OTG, Miracast, USB Type-C, App2SD, status LED
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G: GSM 850/900/1800MHz 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 151 x 73 ( = 0.3 x 5.94 x 2.87 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, modular power supply, USB cable, wooden cradle, Vernee UI, 12 Months Warranty, SAR rate unkn., fanless
Weight
162 g ( = 5.71 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
190 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.53% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 63%, features: 68%, display: 79% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Vernee Mars

82.8% Vernee Mars Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Edge-less. The affordable mid-range model Mars by the Chinese manufacturer Vernee is furnished with a virtually edge-less design besides a very good configuration for the price range. According to the manufacturer, the lateral edges are just 1 millimeter in width. Find out in the report how the smartphone fares compared with the strong competition.
80% Vernee Mars review: A good budget Android phone with an even better design
Source: PC Advisor English
The Vernee Mars is a decent budget smartphone with a great build and adequate performance. With 32GB of storage as standard and support for quick charge, microSD and dual-SIM operation, it may prove a more attractive option than many UK budget rivals - especially when purchased from GearBest’s EU warehouse.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Vernee Mars
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2016
68% Wie kompromissbereit seid ihr?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 68% features: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
70% Vernee Mars
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
77% Götterdämmerung
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 77% display: 81% mobility: 83%
Vernee Mars
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2016
80% Vernee Mars
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Vernee Mars, review y análisis completo
Source: Andro Asia Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 50%
Vernee Mars ahora disponible en una oferta irresistible
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; solid workmanship; flexible fingeprint reader; decent hardware; nice autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2017
Review: Vernee Mars
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good design; high performance; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Poor front camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
82% Análise ao smartphone Vernee Mars
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
70% Review Vernee Mars: Chinaphone mist overtuigingskracht
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model:

It is apparent that Vernee attempts to offer consumers with an out of the world experience with its range of galactically-named smartphones.  The Mars model is a beautifully crafted phone and based on its marketing efforts, it is apparent that Vernee takes pride on the efforts invested in its design and build. At first glance, the Mars bears striking similarities with iPhone 6. It is built on an all metal body with 81 percent screen-to-body ratio.  The robustness of this smartphone is unquestionable as it is constructed with the 6000 series aluminium material. The dimensions of this smartphone measure at 151 x 73 x 7.6mm with a weight of 161g (with battery). On the display side, the screen in 5.5-in in size with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it is remarkable how Vernee managed to make the bezel thinner at just 1mm wide. In terms of performance, the Mars runs on an octa-core Helio P10 processor, a chip building in eight Cortex-A53 cores which is less superior to the deca-core on its sibling, the Apollo Lite. This is nevertheless not a drawback to the Mars as performance of daily tasks on this processor is overall fluid and smooth. The difference will only show up on much more heavier tasks and gaming.

The available storage on this smartphone is 32GB (which is the standard these days) and it supports up to 128GB of removable storage via microSD. The 3000mAh cell is pretty standard too and is adequate to support a full day’s usage according to the company. Keep in mind though, these figures are usually far from the actual figures. Connectivity on this smartphone includes dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS, and OTG. It also has a dual-sim support module (with both supporting nano sim). In its attempt to appeal shutterbugs, Vernee claims the primary camera on the Mars is ‘perhaps the best 13MP camera so far’. It  feature a 13MP Sony IMX258 lens, which has an f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection autofocus and a dual-LED flash, plus support for full-HD video recording at 30fps. The front-facing camera is a 5MP Samsung S5K5E2. Vernee’s attention to detail is also apparent from its positioning of the fingerprint sensor on the Mars. It is side-mounted where fingers can naturally reach while picking up the phone. This allows the sensor to be activated lithely with either the right thumb or left index finger. The Mars runs on Android 6.0 OS. It is fitted with the USB type-C connector and is capable of quick charging. Overall, the Vernee Mars is an appealing, well-rounded phone which makes it an attractive option. 

Hands-on article of 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.

Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.162 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


75.53%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-11-16)