Nomu company released a line of protected smartphones, which includes three models: S10, S20, and S30. All devices are not afraid of dust and moisture, they can stay at a depth of up to one and a half meters within half an hour. The youngest model, the Nomu S10, although it starts the lineup, is not inferior to its brethren both in terms of protection level and some other important parameters, including a powerful battery and an excellent screen. And what is the difference then?
Technical Specifications Of Nomu S10:
Screen: 5 “, Sharp IGZO, 1280×720
Processor: quad-core MTK6737T, up to 1.5 GHz
Graphics Accelerator: Mali-T720
Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Memory: 2 GB
Built-in Memory: 16 GB
Support for memory cards: microSDXC up to 32 GB
Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE 1, 3, 8, 20, 40
SIM: micro-SIM + nano-SIM (combined slot)
Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, FM-receiver
Navigation: GPS / GLONASS
Cameras: basic – 8 Mp (interpolation up to 13 Mp), front – 2 Mp (interpolation up to 5 Mp)
Sensors: illumination, approximation, accelerometer
Battery: 5000 mAh, non-removable
Dimensions: 146.6 × 75.9 × 13.95 mm
Weight: 221.5 grams
At the first glance at the Nomu S10, it becomes clear that this is a device designed to work in adverse conditions and is aimed at people leading an active way of life – sportsmen, fishermen, tourists and other lovers, to stay away from civilization.The eye invigorates the “combat coloring” of the smartphone – its display is girded with an orange border, the same color as the inserts on the back panel. Although on closer examination it seems that this is put on an orange case with a powerful black protective bumper covering it from all sides. This idea is also prompted by the fact that the plastic under the plugs is also orange.
For those to whom the color seems unnecessarily provocative, the S10 comes in a black-and-gray version. However, in practical terms, black and orange look preferable – a bright color will make it easy to find a smartphone, for example, in the grass.In general, the design of the S10 evokes a strong association with the car tire – so its body, with the exception of the front panel, is cut with all sorts of notches and “protectors”.
But the front of the device is also not left vulnerable – it is completely covered with a protective glass (it is stated about Corning Gorilla Glass 4), and a film is glued on top. At the top of the front panel are a talking speaker, front camera lens, and sensors – the standard layout, as in the most common smartphones.
On the back of the case, there is a multimedia speaker, which is further closed by a mesh. In the upper part of the protective glasses is the lens of the main camera, the flash-flashlight, and also the opening of the microphone.The power button and volume rocker are placed on the left side of the case. At the top, there is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting headphones or headsets. At the bottom, there is a microphone opening and a USB port, and the card tray is placed on top of the left side. All three connectors are sealed with sealed plugs.
Nomu S10 in your hand and you understand that it is not intended for a pocket of a jacket or a handbag – after all 222 grams. What to do, compliance with the IP68 standard requires sacrifice. In addition to the gaskets and meshes in the device, there is a metal frame made of an aluminum-titanium alloy, which protects all its components. Additional weight in all senses gives the smartphone and a protective shell, covering the back side and the edges of the device. As already mentioned, it has a corrugated surface, which in this device looks quite logical – and a similar shape of the faces and the texture of the surfaces increase not only the security but also the “stiffness”. This is also facilitated by large incisions on the back of the device.
Unfortunately, increased protective measures do not contribute to the good ergonomics of the controls. Buttons have a noticeable tactile response with an audible click, but very tight for pressing. In addition, the volume control is located in the notch of the right side, and the power button, on the contrary, protrudes above its surface. Given that there are several such “downsides” and “ups” on the verge, it is not easy to grope for the required buttons, not to mention the work in gloves.
The plugs covering the connectors and the SIM card slot fit very tightly, and due to the presence of special tabs on them, they can be easily opened if necessary.Although the connectors are deeply recessed into the case, this does not create any inconvenience when connected to them – the length of standard connectors is sufficient.
Although the front of the device is completely covered with a protective glass, a five-inch screen does not occupy all of its surfaces. In addition, Android-screen buttons, that is, reducing the useful area of ??the display.The S10 uses the HD-matrix Sharp IGZO, which provides a sharp image density of more than 290 ppi without color distortion, even at large viewing angles. In the sun, the screen behaves with dignity, the brightness reserve is enough with a vengeance, the image remains clear and with rich colors.In addition to standard settings in the smartphone’s menu has an option MiraVision, allows for fine tuning pictures – contrast, saturation, brightness, sharpness, color temperature. In addition to manual adjustment, there are two presets.
the screen behaves with dignity, the brightness reserve is enough with a vengeance, the image remains clear and with rich colors.In addition to standard settings in the smartphone’s menu has an option MiraVision, allows for fine tuning pictures – contrast, saturation, brightness, sharpness, color temperature. In addition to manual adjustment, there are two presets.
Inside the device works a quad-core processor MTK6737T, supplemented by a graphics accelerator Mali-T720. From its colleague without the letter “T”, this chip has a faster RAM-bus (733 MHz vs. 640) and a higher clock speed (1.5 GHz vs. 1.3). In addition, it supports the work with GLONASS, Full HD displays, and in our case also Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
The amount of internal memory is quite typical for inexpensive “Smartphone- 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. The user is free to dispose of slightly more than 10 GB of flash memory at his own discretion, and if you need more – you will have to get hold of the microSDXC memory card (up to 32 GB), you can insert it only by giving up the second SIM card.
The main camera of the smartphone is equipped with a Sony IMX219 sensor at 8 megapixel and a five-lens. The front camera got only 2 megapixels and three lenses. To sweeten the pill, the developers did in the first case interpolation resolution to 13, and in the second – up to 5 megapixels.
For the main camera in the shooting mode, settings such as the resolution of 2 to 13 Mp, a timer for 2 and 10 seconds, continuous shooting of 40 and 99 frames, as well as detection of faces and smiles in the frame are available in the shooting mode.
Nomu S10 support super-fast LTE internet supporting 800/900/1800/2100 / 2600MHz frequencies. Of course, 3G and GSM (GPRS, EDGE) are also available. You can also use WIFI (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) for wireless internet access, and you can find Bluetooth ver 4.0 with the latest technology, GPS, A-GPS, EPO and GLONASS for fast and accurate navigation (Google Maps, etc.). You will also find proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, and accelerometer.
In the kit is charging with a current of 1.67A. To fully charge the battery, it took 2.5 hours – for a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh is a good indicator. But it would be even better if a box with a smartphone put an adapter on 2 A.For an hour of play at 50% screen brightness and active communication modules, the battery lost 28% of the charge. HD-video device continuously showed about 11.5 hours with 100% brightness of the screen and disconnected network activity.
Nomu S10 makes a pleasant impression. It completely corresponds to the class of protected devices without any discounts on the budget. With such a smartphone you can go on a trip, hiking or even an expedition. Therefore, all lovers of extreme pastime can safely recommend this unit.Teenagers are another category of users who can be offered Nomu S10. If you are tired of the fact that your child has broken another smartphone, then try this gadget. Its vitality and low price will be the perfect combination in a similar situation.