Cloudfone Excite Prime Review
Performance and Benchmarks
Powering the Excite Prime is a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Performance is good as we didn’t experience lags, crashes or random reboots. UI navigation is fluid with smooth transitions in between apps. It is also good for gaming but don’t expect the same performance you can get in flagship devices. Take a look at the benchmark scores below.
* AnTuTu – 28,349
* Quadrant Standard – 16,138
* Vellamo – 1,272 (Multicore), 801 (Metal), 1,745 (Chrome)
* 3D Mark – 4,397 (Ice Storm Extreme)
Connectivity and Call Quality
Connectivity-wise, the Excite Prime supports dual-SIM, 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS – the basic configuration. What’s lacking though is LTE connectivity which probably helped in keeping its cost down. Mobile data and call quality is good as well as long as you’re in an area of good reception.
Given its size, we were expecting the Excite Prime to carry at least 3,000mAh battery, but Cloudfone only equipped it with a 2,820mAh. Still, it’s pretty much decent especially for a light to moderate user who is mostly on social apps and web browsing.
In our PC Mark benchmark, its battery life was rated at 8 hours and 6 minutes. While in our video loop test (Airplane mode, Full HD on loop, 50% brightness and volume with headset plugged in) it managed 9 hours and 36 minutes of playback, which is average.
After our time with it, we still find it unbelievable that the Cloudfone Excite Prime is priced under Php4K as most of its strongest points are usually found on offerings that are at least Php5K. It has a nice build, good HD display, decent performance, good camera (but needs some improvement in AF speed), Android Lollipop, and an average battery life. It’s not perfect though, as there’s no LTE connectivity and has an underwhelimg loudspeaker, but if you’re in a tight budget and don’t mind the cons mentioned, the Excite Prime is a good buy.
Cloudfone Excite Prime specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels), 267ppi
1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor
Mali-450 MP GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
13-megapixel autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Android 5.1 Lollipop
* Good build
* Good display
* Decent performance
* Affordable price
* No LTE
* Underwhelming loudspeaker