Allview V1 Viper dual sim smartphone review
Somewhere in the Carpatian landscapes of Romania lies the headquarters of a small but bold cell phone manufacturer that wants to reinvent the dual-sim smartphones. One of their latest products, the Allview V1 Viper stands out from the crowd with its amazing performances, appealing accessories and attractive price. I found about this smartphone while I was searching for a smartphone solution for a friend of mine who needed to get a dual-sim device that’s reliable and cheap.
Viper V1 is equipped with an impressive Cortex A7 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, a 4.7 inch IPS LCD Gorilla Glass Display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, 8 MP photo camera, FULL HD 1080p video recording, 2MP secondary camera, Digital True Surround system. The dual sim smartphone runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. It’s only 7.9 mm thick and weights 124.9 grams. V1 works with 2 types of SIM: a normal SIM and a microSIM. There is no 4G technology onboard. It features 4Gb of memory that’s expandable to 32 via MicroSD.
According to the manufacturer, the smartphone features a sound system like no other thanks to the Yamaha audio amplifier and the exclusive pair of headphones with innovative design and aluminum enclosure.
Although Apple put emphasis on iPhone 5c’s multi-colored cases, you have to pay in order to get more colors. AllView gives 2 more cases for free when you buy their V1, allowing the user to “dress” the smartphone in more cheerful colors: white and blue.
With this smartphone, AllView introduces Smart2view technology. The images on your Allview smartphone or Allview tablet can now be transmitted (cloned) on any TV that has a HDMI port through the Smart2view wireless display adapter. Now, you will have a complete smartphone experience directly on your TV: games, movies, videos, pictures, browsing or video calls in social networks.
After seeing the V1 in action I can conclude that the price is definitely right. On the short term, it’s flawless and everything worked as expected. Web browsing is really fast and apps are performing without a glitch. Both Iron Man and Real Racing 3 games performed flawlessly thanks to V1’s GPU. I read some reviews about it, and most users were complaining about the battery. I guess the manufacturer should have decided on a battery larger than the current 1800mAh.
The smartphone is priced around $399.