belated. Simple Phone without Google - who said Murena One?

Photo belated. Simple Phone without Google - who said Murena One?

A few days ago, as it turned out, pre-order of the Simple Phone smartphone started. A simple device, interesting in that it is completely and completely de-googled. No shop there, no Good Corporation services. All for security reasons, of course. Instead of Google Play - open source F-Droid. Instead of Google services - something called microG. The operating system is called SimpleOS - based on something called the Lunar Open Mobile Platform (however, Android 11 is still hidden in the depths).

Simple Phone

It reminded me of something... Became a roar�Please. Ba! But in June, the Murena One smartphone was announced. So it not only repeats Simple Phone in terms of characteristics, but also without Google. Only Murena's shell is different. It's called /e/OS.

Murena One

This couple also has another very close relative, but already with Google. It's called Coolpad Cool S, found for sale in Nepal. Formally, it has a larger capacity battery. But... You understand.

Coolpad Cool S

Iron characteristics.

Chipset - MediaTek Helio P60 2018 (about 200k points in AnTuTu). Memory is all relative� not bad, 4+128 GB. There is support for memory cards. The tray, by analogy with Murena, should be hybrid.

The screen is 6.53" (108 cm²) in diagonal. The exact resolution is not named. It is only said that it is FHD +. By analogy with Murena, I will assume that it is also 1080x2242 (381 ppi). Of course, there is no increased refresh rate.

The battery is average, 4500 mAh.

The front camera has a resolution of 25 MP. There are four rear cameras, but only three are indicated in the specification - 48 + 8 + 2 MP. The second, most likely, wide-angle. The third is a macro or depth sensor.

C sectionOm "other" is unclear. The Murena One has a side fingerprint scanner, a gyroscope and an NFC module. None of the above is claimed for Simple Phone. Either by negligence they forgot to add it to the description, or nothing of this really is there. I don't know.

And about money. Cheap Simple Phone can not be called cheap. €399 (₽23900, $391) at launch.

By the way, Murena One at the start of sales in May was priced a little cheaper, at €349 (₽20,900, $342). Now in the official store they ask for "only" €290.83 (₽17400, $285).

Simple Phone Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.53", 108 cm², 1080x2242, 381 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio P60
2.1 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A73, 4 x Cortex-A53, Mali-G72 MP3 MemoryRAM 4 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-3,5,7,8,12,13,17,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8( 900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Li-Pol battery, 4500 mAh Dimensions161.8 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm Weight186 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 48 MP
- 8 MP, wide-angle
- 2 MP
front camera: 25 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS OS Android 11, SimpleOS SensorsAccelerometer, Zoom USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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