Maze Alpha X - The best cheap-almost-rimless smartphone?
Maze Alpha X
Processor and memory
CPU: MediaTek Helio P25 (MTK6757)
GPU: Mali T-880 MP2
RAM: 6GB LPDDR4X
Internal memory: 64GB / 128GB
Memory extension: Yes
Display Type: LG In-Cell
Display diagonal: 6 inches
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels
Screen Protector: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main Camera: 13MP (Sony IMX258) / 16MP (OV16880)
Front camera: 8MP (Sony IMX219)
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: 2x Nano SIM
WiFi: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
* Proximity Sensor
* Brightness sensor
* Hall encoder
Battery: 3.900 mAh
Operating system: Android 7
Size: 159.8 82.5 x x 8.1 mm
Maze Alpha X
Maze Alpha X is the successor to the one published in August "Maze Alpha", This is not just an update of the first Alpha smartphone, rather, the manufacturer starts on new design and even on one High-resolution display in 18: 9 format, Especially after the success of the Maze Alpha, the X could be a very interesting successor, which may even lead the market of cheap-almost-borderless smartphones.
The display of the Maze Alpha X triggers at one Display diagonal of 6 inches with an 2160 1080 x pixels what corresponds to a point density of 401 PPI. The aspect ratio is thus included 18:9, which will have a significant impact on handling and usage in general. The so-called in-cell display panel comes from LG and allows the combination of digitizer and LCD display a more compact panel with lighter weight and improved appearance. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Das Screen-to-Body Ratio, ie the ratio of the display to the housing, is given by Maze 89.6% at. That these values are often wrong, has already been demonstrated by numerous other bezel-less smartphones. If one takes those specified by Maze Case dimensions of 159.8 x 82.5 x 8.1 mm at the word, one would Screen-to-body ratio of 70.47 percent result. Compared with that, achieved one Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 a screen-to-body ratio of 80.79 percent.
Processor and memory
The smartphone will appear in two versions. The System-on-Chip of the Maze Alpha X is the MediaTek MTK6757, better known as Helio P25. The originally expected MediaTek Helio P30 So it will not be used! That the manufacturer of Qualcomm would be supplied, was just as unlikely. The storage facilities The Maze Alpha X amounts to an 6GB LPDDR4X memory in combination with an optional 64GB or 128GB flash memory, A memory expansion by MicroSD memory card is possible.
Surprisingly, both variants of the Maze Alpha X also appear with a different sensor configuration. On a dual main camera is omitted. Instead, that appears 64GB model with a 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 main camera with F2.0 aperturewhereas that 128GB model on one 16 Megapixel OmniVision OV16880 Image Sensor, also with F2.0 aperture, sets. The front camera is the same for both models. This is a 8 Megapixel camera with Sony IMX219 image sensor and F2.0 aperture. As a further feature Maze gives one 2-fold optical zoom
Design, battery and others
Due to the aspect ratio of 18: 9, the Maze Alpha X becomes a special one slim tri-bezel-less smartphone, The bezel is said to have shrunk from 1.8 mm to 1.69 mm compared to the first Maze Alpha. If that's true, will appear in the near future test! Even the lower case shrinks according to the manufacturer of 20.10 mm on only 13.58 mm. The back the smartphone consists of shock and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4, At least that's what the manufacturer states in the specifications for the Maze Alpa X. As colored accent Will it be the smartphone with a blue, silver or black shimmering back give. The Capacity of the battery is 3900 mAh, The smartphone is charged via USB-C. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, the typical smartphone sensors, GPS, extensive 2G, 3G and 4G mobile phone support, and a multi-color notification LED.
The technical data for the Maze Alpha X read quite well. An 18: 9 high-resolution display sounds appealing. The storage equipment leaves nothing to be desired. The use of the Helio P25 processor was to be expected. That Maze would actually opt for the new Helio P30 or even uses a Qualcomm processor, was quite unlikely. It will be interesting to see how the two models will differ in terms of the recording quality of the main camera. As soon as the test specimen is reached, the detailed test report of the Maze Alpa X follows!
GearBest was one of the first online retailers to list the Maze Alpha X. The smartphone is available from about 180 €. The shipment will be from the end of November.