Xenium V787 is a dual SIM smartphone with octa-core processor, providing over 3 days of use with a single charge of 5,000 mAh. The phone is compatible with 4G technology, it can operate both on FDD-LTE and LTE TDD networks.
Part of Xenium range from the Philips manufacturer, V787 is an affordable smartphone for daily use, its main advantage is the media autonomy over regular phones with Android.
Xenium V787 is presented in a housing fitted together at the back covered with a panel of metal or mineral glass at the front, protecting the LCD screen with IPS technology. Covering almost all the sides of the phone, receiving metal protective cover of matte black finish, sticky and easy to maintain.
Access to the two card slots for micro SIM and micro SD card is done by removing a small cap, covering only the upper side of the housing. Thus, the 5000 mAh battery pack is inaccessible, being permanently installed in the non-removable case.
The accessories package includes an optional screensaver foil, glass shield applied over a wired hands-free kit, AC 5V/2Ah adapter and USB cable.
Easily distinguishable to the touch but rigid enough that you do not accidentally press while you slip the phone in your pocket, the power button is placed on the right screen at the opposable thumb. Here we have the PowerSave switch that allows us to optimize battery consumption giving temporary energy-intensive functions, such as data connection.
The USB connector is placed under the screen, that we can conduct calls without the hassle of USB cable when the phone is being charged. Similarly, the headphones placed over the screen when you slip will not disrupt the phone in your pocket.
Three capacitive buttons for Android interface were retained, freeing valuable space on the screen. Unfortunately the lack of function lighting could pose problems using the phone in the dark.
Having 143x71.6x9.8 mm in size and less hampered by battery (164 grams), Philips Xenium V787 is not the kind of smartphone you forget you have it in your pocket. Fortunately, the case is sticky and is comfortable when handled with one hand.
The phone comes with Android 5.1 version, customized interface using a slightly modified menu.
Philips Xenium V787 - Specifications:
Screen: 5.0", 1080x1920pixels (441ppi) IPS LCD
Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Chipset: MediaTek 6735
Processor: Cortex-A53 64-bit octa-core, 1.3GHz
Front camera: 5MP
Dimensions: 143 x 71.6 x 9.8mm
Philips Xenium V787 is powered by MediaTek MTK 6735 chipset with 8 cores at 1.3 GHz and Mali-T720 GPU series. The configuration is completed with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB through a microSD card attachment.
Good lighting and IPS technology the 5˝ Full HD resolution screen provides good image clarity and excellent viewing angles. Contrast and color palette are very nice, the only thing to complain about is the oleophobic treatment less effective against fingerprints.
Accurate and fast, touch interface allows interaction by gloves (option enabled in the menu), making it easier to use the phone in cold winter days.
Composing messages poses no problems, responding well to commands and keyboard without too many errors of interpretation.
Helped by a powerful speaker and microphone, canceling background noise and echo, Xenium V787 works well in speaker mode, and ring tones breakthrough smoothly through thick pockets.
Equipped with two SIM card slots, Philips Xenium V787 can be connected simultaneously to two telephone networks (one 2G/3G/4G and other exclusive 2G).
Helped by a generous 5000mAh battery, Xenium V787 has achieved above-average results in autonomy tests, mobility offering over three days without imposing compromising on screen brightness and constant access to the internet via WiFi or 4G connection.
With the octa-core processor, Xenium V787 offers sufficient performance and long battery life. Enough for occasional use, 13MP camera provides well exposed images and vivid colors, but the noise level is slightly above average perceptible at a closer look.
Even if the performance cannot be compared to a top smartphone, Xenium V787 is a phone you can rely on throughout the day without having to constantly watch the battery indicator.