O+ Imagine first impressions, initial review
O+ has been preparing their newest flagship handset for about 6 months already but it was only now that it got past thru customs just in time for Christmas. Dubbed as the O+ Imagine, the handset is probably one of the nicest-looking smartphone we’ve seen of late.
With a super-slim 7.8mm anodized metal body encased in back to back scratch-resistant glass, the device is reminiscent of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 combined or perhaps close to the Ascend P6 in sexiness.
The rest of the hardware configuration are equally impressive.
O+ Imagine specs:
5.0-inch fHD AMOLED display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 441ppi
Mediatek MTK6589T Turbo 1.5GHz quad-core
PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics
32GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
FM Radio Tuner
13MP AF rear camera, LED flash
Electronic Image Stabilization
1080p video recording @ 30fps
5MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android 4.2.1 Jellybean
The device is one of the thinnest we’ve ever seen at 7.8mm. The build quality is very solid, has a bit of heft to it because of the metal construction and the scratch-resistant glass back panel puts it in the same position as the Nexus 4 and Optimus G.
The phone uses a micro-SIM card slot accessible from the right side together with the power button. The volume controls are on the left side while the 3.5mm audio port and microUSB port are at the top. Two microphones are on opposite ends, one is supposedly for noise-canceling.
We’re not sure what type of scratch-resistant glass they employ on both sides of the panel but we’re sure that the display used is AMOLED. Display quality is very good due to the full HD and AMOLED combo that’s pretty much similar to what you’d get on a Galaxy S4.
The soft buttons are hidden at the corner of the base with a thin strip LED indicator that lights up whenever you tap into them. While there is no clear indicator which is which button, you’d easily get used to the idea that the left end is the Menu button, the middle is the Home and the right end is the Back button.