Walton Primo RM2 Review
Remember Walton Primo HM Mini with a 4,000mAH power battery? Walton has brought yet another new smartphone, but this time with a massive 5,000mAh battery unit. Upon hearing the sheer amount of battery power it possesses, the first thing that would come up in our minds is the thickness of the phone. Don’t expect the smartphone to be slim since the size of the battery is what makes the whole device ‘fat’
Let’s have a look at the contents in the box:
- 1 year warranty card
- Medium quality headphone
- Charger adapter with USB data cable.
The front of the Primo RM2 looks similar to HM Mini. It has a premium look and feel due to the polycarbonate material used in the back cover with a dot theme. So, there’s no need to worry regarding the fingerprint smudges. Though a firm grip is required to hold the phone since it’s quite fat, it still feels comfortable on the hand and doesn’t slip out. The device measures 146.5 x 71.5 x 9.8 mm weighing 172g with the battery.
Compared to the Primo RM released before, with more enhanced features, the device is quite handy and comfy to use.
Opening the back of the device gives us the glimpse of the huge battery sitting to power up the device. At the top, there are two SIM card slots with the MicroSD card slot at the middle. The front panel of the device is protected by Corning gorilla glass cover so there’s no need to worry about scratching the screen.
The power button is situated at the right panel with the volume rocker button at the left. In my perspective, putting all the buttons at one side would be better since it would holding the device more comfortable. Reaching out to the other side takes more effort.
At the back panel, there’s a the rear camera with the the flash light right beneath it.
Good thing, the capacitive buttons are situated at the bottom and also lights up making it easier to use in dark environments.
With this device, we have seen Walton moving away from putting the speaker grills at the rear side fof the device and instead has placed it at the bottom just beside the USB panel 2.0 port. The microphone jack is situated at the top making all the buttons and ports available almost everywhere. Since there was ample space at the bottom, it would have been best for the headphone jack to be placed there.
The display of the Walton Primo RM2 has a 5-inch IPS display with a 720P resolution. With a 294PPI, the sharpness of the display looks quite well. Viewing angles were good too but when in sunlight, we had quite some problems with the brightness.
Good thing the capacitive buttons are not within the display itself rather outside. You also have the provision to either keeping the backlight of the capacitive button off/on.
The Primo RM2 runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop device but is not stock android. The OS uses a launcher which has the provision of modifying it heavily.
Under the hood, the Primo RM2 is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor Mediatek 6582 chipset with 2GB of RAM. 1GB RAM is actually enough for the processor used, but with an additional capacity, the phone will surely get a boost. Powered by the common Mali 400, medium-end games worked well. For storage, the smartphone provides 16GB in space with 12GB usable for the space.
The Primo RM2 scores 19620 in Antutu Benchmark ranking it higher than Asus Zenfone 5 and for the Nenamark, it scores 55.8 which is nothing spectacular since the device is using Mali 400 GPU.
The Primo RM2 has a 13MP auto-focus camera at the rear with a 5MP camera at the front. The rear camera has the capacity to record Full HD videos which is surely a plus point.
Check some of the samples taken by Primo RM2:
Other features of Walton Primo RM2 includes OTA updates, anti-theft, gesture control and capacitive key light controls.
The gesture control is the same that we have seen in other devices ; draw a C for camera or M for messages, double tap to wake up and so on.
The Walton Primo RM2 surely is a good improvement from its predecessor, the Primo RM. With new additional features, the Primo RM2 carries a price tag of BDT 11,600
Own this device? let us know your thoughts on using it!
Operating System: Android 5.0
Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
RAM: 2 GB
Storage Space (ROM): 16 GB
Expandable Memory up to 32GB
Call Mode: Dual Card, Dual Standby
3G Supports in Both SIM Slot
Network Type: UMTS+GSM
Network Band: GSM 900/1800MHz, UMTS 2100 MHz
Network Speed: GPRS / EDGE/ 3G / HSPA+
Screen Size: 5 inch HD
Resolution: 1280X720, Support 16.7M color
Display Type: Pure Black IPS & OGS Technology
Touch: Capacitive Touch Screen
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Rear Camera: BSI 13 MP with Auto Focus
Front Camera: BSI 5.0 MP with Auto Focus
Video Recording: Full HD (1080p) (1920×1080)
1080p Full HD Video Playback
Radio: Support with Recorder
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4, Micro USB V2, OTG, Wireless Display Sharing, WLAN Hotspot
OTA Upgrade Enabled
Motion Sensors: Accelerometer (3D)
Environment Sensors: Light (Brightness)
Position Sensors: Proximity
GPS module: GPS with A-GPS Network-Assisted GPS Navigation Function
Special Security (Through SMS):
Remote Phone Lock
Remote Data Wipe
Fetch Back Anti Theft PIN
Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
Type: High Density Li-Polymer Battery
Weight: 172g (with battery)
Dimension: 146.5 X 71.5 X 9.8mm
5000mAh Li- Polymer Battery
2GB RAM & 16GB ROM
Double Tap To Wake/Sleep
Front Auto Focus Camera
Use Handset as a power bank
OTA Upgrade Enabled