O+ Xfinit Unboxed, First Impressions
O+ USA recently announced the newest addition to its lineup: a bang-for-the-buck device that goes by the name of Xfinit, a 5-inch device sporting a quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, and LTE with Android Lollipop right out of the box. Folks from O+ were kind to give us a unit for review, and here’s our impressions on first take right out of the box.
Here’s how you can find the Xfinit, as unboxed. The packaging comes off a bit loose. We’re not sure if this is a flaw, but the top cover always opens while we’re travelling with the whole package, which makes way for several of its contents inside to fall. Upon opening, the plastic-wrapped phone and two-colored earphones greet you.
Removing the top layer brings you in to more peripherals: a travel charger, a USB cord, the phone’s battery, a 32GB Sandisk microSD card, several manuals, and a screen protector which suggests that the phone may not be that scratch-resistant. The phone display’s sticker is hard to remove, primarily because it doesn’t have any tabs. Using your nails may scratch the front glass too, as it might require a lot of work to peel it off.
The Xfinit’s design follows the same aesthetics of other O+ smartphones. At the front of the device, the all-glass display can be seen, including three capacitive keys that do not emit light.
At the right side, we have the volume rockers and the power/lock button. On top lays the microSD card slot, and the microUSB port can be seen at the bottom. The sides create a two-tone combination of accentuating chrome and polycarbonate coming from the phone’s back shell.
Flipping the device over, we have the device’s protruding camera emblazoned in chrome, its accompanying LED Flash on beside it, and the speaker grill at the bottom. Sporting a bronze color with a hint of mineral glitter, the semi-glossy back may be susceptible to some smudges from fingerprints, but the color can easily hide it away.
The Xfinit’s internals can be opened by using the slit on the lower-right side of the device. We have slots for two micro SIM cards, and a dedicated one for the microSD card. The included battery on the box is only rated at 2000mAh, which is a bit surprising since we were expecting more juice from the usual.
O+ Xfinit specs:
5-inch HD IPS display, 294ppi
1GHz Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Chip (4x ARM Cortex A-53)
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
8MP AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Android 5.1 Lollipop
With O+ joining the bang-for-the-buck race through the Xfinit, will it capture your hearts (and pockets) this holiday season? We’ll find that out as we use this device as our daily driver, and write an accompanying review that will come out in a week or two.