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Hyundai Aero Hands-on, First Impression




When we think of Hyundai in PH, we initially think of their vehicles but that’s not the case anymore as CellPrime, the distributor of CloudFone, has brought Hyundai’s Android smartphone in local market – the Hyundai Aero.

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The Aero sports a 4.8-inch AMOLED display topped with Gorilla Glass 3. The resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels which gives us a decent pixel density of 306ppi although, using our naked eye, we can tell that the panel is a PenTile matrix kind so it’s not exactly as sharp as you’d thought. As expected from an AMOLED panel, colors are punchy with exaggerated levels of saturation which is desired by some consumers.

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The phone is well-built thanks to its cold metal frame and it’s crazy thin at 5.1mm. It’s also light at 97g. Up front is the fairly-sized 4.8-inch display with a couple of sensors, earpiece, and the 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the right side are the power/lock button and the Nano-SIM card tray, while the left has the volume keys.

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The bottom side has the micro-USB port, primary mic, and the 3.5mm jack — thankfully it’s still there. The top is virtually clean with just the secondary mic neatly placed. The back has the 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a single LED flash, loudspeaker, and Hyundai branding.


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It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD of up to 32GB. Connectivity-wise, there ‘s LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth onboard. Also, it’s OTG capable. It’s running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box.

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A quick use with the device will definitely impress you with the build, and also how light and thin it is. UI navigation is smooth and you’d expect the Snapdragon 410 chipset to perform pretty well, but it’s not exactly a powerhouse.

UPDATE: We ran the Antutu Benchmark 6 on it and it was able to score 27,670. Just for reference.

Hyundai Aero specifications:
4.8-inch AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels), 306ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
USB OTG capable
8-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Nano-SIM
LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio
2000mAh battery

There are three color options for the Aero – black, white, and gold. It’s priced at Php13,999 which is a bit steep for what it can offer.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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17 Responses

  1. KUNSENSYA says:

    13,999 price?! Kung Diesel yan, baka justified pa…

  2. Izrael says:

    5-year warranty ba rin yan tulad ng mga kotse nila? lol

  3. Easy E says:

    Dinikitan lang ng brandname naging kaagad sobra pa sa doble ang price? Ha ha ha sinong bibili nyan? CellPrime din ang local distro ng Gionee di ba?

  4. TEchTak says:

    Goodluck :)

  5. Nozomi says:

    Hahaha

    Na-excite na sana ako. Favorite ko pa naman ang mga rectangle-ish na phones. Kaso natawa ako sa price sa huli.

    Id buy this in a heartbeat at P8K with official warranty.

    But at P14K?

    Good Luck indeed!

  6. James says:

    Haha! Ayos! Ayos na ayos ang price! Baka sabihin ng iba hindi na naman kayo ung target matket neto.

  7. WC says:

    Samsung Grand Prime 9k,
    LG G4 Stylus is 9,990

    Both Snapdragon 410. Mas premium ba brand kaysa LG at Samsung ang Hyundai to command a premium? Good luck really selling that phone. Siguro, ipa-subsidize nila sa Globe iyan, since Cellprime has many Cloudfones offerings sa Globe.

    But Good Luck really selling that phone. Even at less than 8k, Ill prefer the Asus Zenfone Max over this one.

  8. Digest says:

    Pinatulan niyo naman eh pang giveaway lang yan sa mga bibili ng Hyundai cars, lol

  9. put a CRDi engine on this one and ill buy it in a hearbeat

  10. Eon says:

    baka monthly yung bayad tapos may amortization

  11. jm says:

    mukhang hatchback na sedan. di maintindihan

  12. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    WOW NICE HYUNDAI !!!

    NOW WE CAN’T WAIT
    ANY LONGER…

    WE ARE SO EXCITED
    TO SEE THE…

    KIA SMARTPHONE !!!

    hayyyy nakuuuu…
    waleyyyyy…

  13. Aero user says:

    Im currently using the phone, all runs smoothly and for 3,000 it’s all nice.

  14. Glenn says:

    may micro sd slot po b xa? kasi nung tinanong ko kanina sabi wla daw tpos hnd daw lte ready…im planning to buy kasi tnx

  15. Francis ang says:

    Where do u put the micro SD? It says its expandable, but where is the micro SD slot?

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