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Smartphone Tele2 Mini

Smartphone Tele2 Mini

A budget 3G device for 2 SIM cards with a price tag of 1,890 rubles. One of the key purposes of the smartphone is to give an inexpensive device to those potential Tele2 subscribers who are not ready to pay a lot for a device with 3G support. The Tele2 Mini does not shine with its characteristics, but there are no serious shortcomings, the device is not bad for its price.

In the capital region, the Tele2 network in 2G does not work, which means the loss of part of the audience. Smartphone for 1,890 rubles. solves the problem to some extent. It is strange that such a smartphone did not appear in Tele2 stores immediately at the start of the operator's work in Moscow. Judging by the then multi-page discussions on the topic “what to take?”, A smartphone would come in handy. Okay, better late than never.

Tele2 Mini

For us, the device is interesting in terms of price / performance ratio. Tele2 Mini can be safely regarded as a standard "state employee" for understanding what set of technical properties can be expected today in the lowest price range of 3G devices. Also note that advertising like “smartphone for 490 rubles.” a little about something else. When selling a branded device in its stores, the operator decides for himself which part of the price to take for the smartphone itself, and which part to issue in the form of a subscription fee in advance for a few months at the tariff. The full "issue price" is interesting. Tele2 Mini is sold without additional payments for the tariff, the price is 1,890 rubles. is final. Sometimes it does not do without the initiative of individual dealers (they impose a tariff on the subscriber when buying), but this is another topic. Description of the device in the Tele2 online store can be found here.

Specifications

  • Full name: "Tele2 Mini".
  • Manufacturer: Haier Electrical Appliances Corp., Ltd (China).
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • SIM cards: two, miniSIM (regular), SIM-Lock on the first slot.
  • Screen: 4" TFT-TN, 16.78 million colors, 800 x 480 pixel density 233 ppi.
  • Camera: main 2 MP, front 0.3 MP.
  • Processor: Dual-core MediaTek MT6572a , 1.3 GHz
  • Video subsystem: Mali-400 MP.
  • Memory: 4 GB built-in (about 2 GB available), 512 MB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Support 2G/3G first slot, 2G Women Tights second slot. Bands 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G 900/2100 MHz.
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, USB.
  • FM radio: yes, no built-in antenna (headset required).
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS.
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions and weight: 125.4 x 64.5 x 10.9mm, 111g

Tele2 Mini

Dots over "i"

A traditional section for those who want to immediately understand whether it makes sense to read the review to the end. The "Specifications" section does not reflect individual features that can greatly affect the convenience and comfort of the user.

No 4G support. In 3G the device works well, the sensitivity is slightly above average. There is no DC HSPA+ support, so the real maximum data reception rate is about 14 Mbps (21.6 Mbps is declared), data transfer is 3.5 Mbps. Two SIM-cards, SIM-lock on the first slot. You can insert a SIM card of any operator into the second slot, but only 2G is supported. There is a slot for a microSD memory card, max. 32 GB.

Tele2 Mini

The AnTuTu benchmark has assigned 12,384 virtual "parrots" to the device. For this class, it's normal, but games at maximum settings will not work. Video from YouTube plays in 480p, but 240p is better, in higher resolutions there are complaints about colors.

For a 4-inch screen, a resolution of 800 x 480 at a pixel density of 233 ppi can be considered satisfactory for a budget device. The fuzziness of fonts and thin lines is present, at an angle the colors are distorted. However, I expected to see a screen of much worse quality, one might say, a pleasant surprise. Good for TFT. The margin of brightness is decent, in sunny weather the screen remains readable. There is auto-brightness and it works correctly.

The main 2 MP camera without autofocus is quite good for shooting in good light. When shooting in the daytime on the street, the quality of the images approximately corresponds to the 5 MP matrix in Chinese devices. But you can’t count on a decent shot indoors. There are no obvious color defects. There is an LED flash, but it is completely dead, alas.

There are no complaints about the voice speaker and microphone. The multimedia speaker is quite loud. The headset is included, standard 3.5 mm jack. The removable 1500 mAh battery will last a day of normal use predictably.

There are light and proximity sensors, but there is no LED event sensor, sorry. See the design in the photo, and the “live” device looks better. Black color, steel grey. Assembled well, but the matte back made of cheap plastic rustles under the fingers.

There is practically no software "garbage" and slow shells: only "My Tele2" (Personal Account) and "Tele2 TV" are pre-installed.

Positioning

As I already wrote, the key task of the device is to give Moscow subscribers access to the Tele2 3G network for very little money. The device copes with this task well. Personally, for that kind of money, I would prefer a high-quality push-button 3G dialer, even better – a clamshell phone (I thought about my mother), but now this is already out of the realm of dreams.

Tele2 Mini

Otherwise, the range of the target audience is so wide that I even find it difficult to formulate and list. Here are the kids who strive to use a smartphone as a shovel in the sandbox, and respectable uncles who want an inexpensive dialer for two SIM-cards and with a smartphone function. As an entry-level smartphone, it will suit a lot of people, and the shortage at points of sale confirms this.

Components and design

Tele2 Mini

The kit includes a complete set: a smartphone, a connecting cable, a user manual, a headset and a charger for an output current of 0.7 A. I hope that there is a 2 A charger on the farm, with a standard smartphone it takes almost three hours to fully charge. Thank you for including a headset in the kit: the sound quality is lousy, but talking is fine. The main thing is that you don’t need to run around looking for salons / markets, spending quite a lot of time and money.

Tele2 Mini

Weight (111g) is typical for a 4" smartphone, no surprises. The corners are straight, the body is “boat”, it looks more or less modern, the “soap box” is not rounded on all sides. The camera window protrudes a little, which even surprised me: a 2 MP module without autofocus could be removed neatly flush.

Design Features

Nothing interesting, everything is boring and without pretensions. Tightly, without cracks, does not move, does not crunch in the hands. The back cover is not pressed through. I already wrote that the "back" rustles under the fingers, which you may not like. But it does not slip out of the hands.

Tele2 Mini

The layout is standard, a monoblock with a tray-shaped back cover. On the w3bsit3-dns.com forum, the kind person DocNokia was not too lazy to open the device and duplicate the inscriptions on the components. You never know, suddenly someone will come in handy?

The battery is removable. The multimedia speaker grill (holes in the back cover) was a success for this manufacturer: the holes at the beginning of the bend of the cover on a flat hard surface do not overlap, the gap remains, and the sound, accordingly, is not muffled much.

Tele2 Mini

The headphone jack is on the top edge, along with the microUSB jack. The gray plastic of the edging looks grainy, but this is a “metal-like” design effect, the surface of the plastic is glossy.

Tele2 Mini

On the bottom side there is only a microphone, strongly shifted to the left. Good for those holding a smartphone while talking in their right hand and somewhat worse for left-handers. But the palm of the microphone hole does not cover in any case, so it is not critical.

The layout of the mechanical buttons is standard: a volume rocker on the left and a multifunctional power button on the right. There is no backlash of the buttons, but, in my opinion, the buttons are too tight and the first half-day can be annoying. But it's better than accidentally pressing soft buttons in your pocket. They protrude from the body just right and are easily groped.

The control buttons are soft, marked with white paint and read well. But on the illumination of the buttons they saved, it is not there at all. Oh, it's a pity that there is no LED event indicator either, it is much more useful than button illumination.

Display

I already wrote that with the TFT matrix I was mentally prepared for a very sad picture. But no, more or less decently, and with small turns, the colors are almost not distorted. With strong inclinations, of course, they are distorted up to inversion. Color distortion during rotation is very noticeable on very dark images and much less on light pages with text.

Tele2 Mini

The display has some blueness, and the "signature" colors of the Tele2 wallpapers exacerbate this feeling, look at the screen photo above. But MiraVision technology, which allows you to customize all colors to your taste, is missing. It's a pity, here this "trick" would be very out of place.

A pixel density of 233 ppi for a budget smartphone of 4 inches is normal for the unspoiled. For "experts" a decent resolution in smartphones starts from 300 ppi and from 250+ ppi in tablets. In general, it’s high time to honestly write ppi in the list of main characteristics, the notorious “resolution” is deceptive for different diagonals.

The oleophobic coating, if any, is ineffective, the finger glides across the screen unimportantly. The capacitive display responds to two touches at the same time.

From the unpleasant – some “blurring” of the text when quickly turning pages or quickly scrolling, for example, a Twitter feed. It seems that the display slows down a bit when drawing the picture.

Cameras

Rear 2 MP without autofocus and front 0.3 MP. In all descriptions we see 0.3 MP, although AnTuTu claims 1.3 MP and in the camera settings there are VGA, 1 MP and 1.3 MP. It looks like it's about interpolation, but let's go in order.

Tele2 Mini

Hereinafter, higher resolution images are available by clicking, it is more convenient to click the third (middle) mouse button. A traditional "advertising" photo of a playground in bright daylight. For a 2 MP camera, it's very good, you must agree. With the white balance, everything is almost in order (an unnatural shade in the sky), sharpness is sufficient for posting on a social network. You can even print 10×15 for a family album. And, again, this is a 2 MP camera. Which works better than many "colleagues" at 5 MP with autofocus in Chinese smartphones. The average snapshot file size is about 700 KB. For a resolution of 1600 x 1200, this is quite a lot, the camera software is clearly not fond of excessive compression.

Tele2 Mini

Another shot from the main 2 MP camera. Neutral-good lighting, you need to evaluate color transitions. I have already written about this phenomenon a couple of times and now I have finally confirmed my opinion: the 2 MP module works well in Chinese devices. If you are an ardent fan of selfies and the characteristics of the front camera of the “Chinese” indicate 2 MP, then it is quite possible that for little money you will get a good result. But this remark “note to the hostess” does not apply to our experimental subject.

Tele2 Mini

Announcements on the entrance door. They are also under glass, which does not add legibility to the text. Conclusion: A4 sheet can be photographed in good light. You can’t put it in the “recognition tool”, but you can read it without effort. Just do not rely on the flash, it is of little use.

Tele2 Mini

Shot indoors. The light was not bad, the picture itself chose from several, chose the best one. Conclusion: despite the correct white balance, it is better to forget about shooting indoors under artificial light right away so as not to get upset later. “Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t. »

Tele2 Mini

About the flash. From the entire collection, after several experiments, I chose for you a photo of an infernal monster, which in life is a cute descendant of a Belgian shepherd dog. What can you shoot with this flash? Well, something small and not reflecting light, from a distance of 25-30 cm, no more. Practice shooting a spherical horse in a vacuum. If there was no horse or vacuum nearby, then you can search for them with a flashlight. Actually, the flashlight is the only useful "flash" function.

About the front camera. The intrigue did not work out, banal interpolation. This is such a super-technology that "intelligently" increases the resolution of the image, filling the transitions with intermediate pixels. They write that it works and the picture looks a little better, but in phones / smartphones – pure marketing. Write on the box 1.3 MP instead of 0.3 MP, it looks more solid. For some reason, Tele2 did not use the proposed recipe, they honestly wrote 0.3 MP.

Tele2 Mini

As a confirmation – two pictures on the front camera with different resolutions (0.3 and 1.3 MP). In the photo editor led to one size, see the result above. I couldn't see the difference.

In general, the front camera here is only good for video calls. Of the pluses – you don’t have to clean up the room before the call, your interlocutor will still not consider anything further than 30 cm from your head. And do not forget to change the settings to 0.3 MP, the default is completely useless 1.3 MP, which only increases the file size.

Benchmarks and characteristics

Tele2 Mini

As I already wrote, AnTuTu assigned 12,384 virtual parrots to the device. Two years ago it would have looked good, today it is frankly weak.

Tele2 Mini

512 MB of RAM is also sparse nowadays, but the interface does not slow down much, popular applications also work without any complaints about speed. The amount of available memory (1.93 GB) will run out very quickly, so a microSD card (up to 32 GB is supported) can be considered a must-have accessory.

Impressions and Features

I didn't see any problems with data transfer, I was pleased with the sensitivity. In the “reference” basement, where a thoroughbred smartphone lost its network, Tele2 Mini continued to work and even transmit data. Slowly and with pauses, but still transmitted. I do not like the lack of arrows-indicators of transmission and reception. They are on the Wi-Fi icon, but for a cellular network, such an indication is more important.

Tele2 Mini

As for the speed indicators in 3G, in the screenshots above you can see almost the maximum values ​​that you can get from the Tele2 network. But for the declared theoretical maximum of 21.6 Mbps, it's not bad. The results were obtained in a place where another smartphone with DC HSPA + support consistently demonstrates about 30 Mbps, so it is not rational to use Tele2 Mini as a modem.

Tele2 Mini

There are no complaints about Wi-Fi, it works without noticeable losses. The screenshot above shows the result of measuring the speed on the 15 Mbps channel of the broadband provider. Sensitivity is average, no miracles of range.

There are no complaints about the sound, and the voice speaker seemed even better than the average Chinese level. In any case, without obvious flaws.

They write that if you need to temporarily use a SIM card from another operator (for example, on a trip), the unlock code 34127856 works. It is valid until the device is rebooted or turned off.

I've read complaints about image quality when watching YouTube videos. They assure that the color rendition is not distorted only when watching videos in 240p resolution. I didn’t see any noticeable distortions, and, to be honest, I didn’t see any point in watching something in higher resolution on such a screen. But keep in mind.

He would, of course, need a bigger battery, the thickness is not critical for such a device. It would be a great "dialer" for those who need smartphone functions occasionally. By the way, they write that batteries from Nokia 5228 and 5330 are suitable for the device.

SIM-card slots are “cramped”, and three-in-one cards must be inserted very carefully, in the process of stuffing the card can move apart. The cost of universality, there's nothing to be done.

I did not try to drop it, but, according to reviews, the smartphone is quite tenacious in this sense. Yes, there is nothing special to break, plastic. In general, no surprises, neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Tele2 Mini works the way a budget smartphone should work. Unless the display turned out to be better than I expected, even though it is far from IPS.

I read completely different opinions of the owners. From enthusiastic (“Everything works for that kind of money!”) To sharply negative (“Another rubbish, stupid purchase!”). The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. I hope this review helps you make an informed decision.

Summary

In terms of the combination of qualities and functionality, the device is very good for its money. Again, a 4-inch screen, which is now simply doomed to popularity. If you need something in this Tele2 Mini for 1,890 rubles. if you don’t like it much, you can always change it to a similar iPhone SE for a small surcharge of 36,109 rubles. A complete analogue, in fact, a twin brother is MTS Smart Start 2, but they are traded at 2,790 rubles.

Smartphone Tele2 Mini

A budget 3G device for 2 SIM cards with a price tag of 1,890 rubles. One of the key purposes of the smartphone is to give an inexpensive device to those potential Tele2 subscribers who are not ready to pay a lot for a device with 3G support. The Tele2 Mini does not shine with its characteristics, but there are no serious shortcomings, the device is not bad for its price.

In the capital region, the Tele2 network in 2G does not work, which means the loss of part of the audience. Smartphone for 1,890 rubles. solves the problem to some extent. It is strange that such a smartphone did not appear in Tele2 stores immediately at the start of the operator's work in Moscow. Judging by the then multi-page discussions on the topic “what to take?”, A smartphone would come in handy. Okay, better late than never.

Tele2 Mini

For us, the device is interesting in terms of price / performance ratio. Tele2 Mini can be safely regarded as a standard "state employee" for understanding what set of technical properties can be expected today in the lowest price range of 3G devices. Also note that advertising like “smartphone for 490 rubles.” a little about something else. When selling a branded device in its stores, the operator decides for himself which part of the price to take for the smartphone itself, and which part to issue in the form of a subscription fee in advance for a few months at the tariff. The full "issue price" is interesting. Tele2 Mini is sold without additional payments for the tariff, the price is 1,890 rubles. is final. Sometimes it does not do without the initiative of individual dealers (they impose a tariff on the subscriber when buying), but this is another topic. Description of the device in the Tele2 online store can be found here.

Specifications

  • Full name: "Tele2 Mini".
  • Manufacturer: Haier Electrical Appliances Corp., Ltd (China).
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • SIM cards: two, miniSIM (regular), SIM-Lock on the first slot.
  • Screen: 4" TFT-TN, 16.78 million colors, 800 x 480 pixel density 233 ppi.
  • Camera: main 2 MP, front 0.3 MP.
  • Processor: Dual-core MediaTek MT6572a , 1.3 GHz
  • Video subsystem: Mali-400 MP.
  • Memory: 4 GB built-in (about 2 GB available), 512 MB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Support 2G/3G first slot, 2G Women Tights second slot. Bands 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G 900/2100 MHz.
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, USB.
  • FM radio: yes, no built-in antenna (headset required).
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS.
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions and weight: 125.4 x 64.5 x 10.9mm, 111g

Tele2 Mini

Dots over "i"

A traditional section for those who want to immediately understand whether it makes sense to read the review to the end. The "Specifications" section does not reflect individual features that can greatly affect the convenience and comfort of the user.

No 4G support. In 3G the device works well, the sensitivity is slightly above average. There is no DC HSPA+ support, so the real maximum data reception rate is about 14 Mbps (21.6 Mbps is declared), data transfer is 3.5 Mbps. Two SIM-cards, SIM-lock on the first slot. You can insert a SIM card of any operator into the second slot, but only 2G is supported. There is a slot for a microSD memory card, max. 32 GB.

Tele2 Mini

The AnTuTu benchmark has assigned 12,384 virtual "parrots" to the device. For this class, it's normal, but games at maximum settings will not work. Video from YouTube plays in 480p, but 240p is better, in higher resolutions there are complaints about colors.

For a 4-inch screen, a resolution of 800 x 480 at a pixel density of 233 ppi can be considered satisfactory for a budget device. The fuzziness of fonts and thin lines is present, at an angle the colors are distorted. However, I expected to see a screen of much worse quality, one might say, a pleasant surprise. Good for TFT. The margin of brightness is decent, in sunny weather the screen remains readable. There is auto-brightness and it works correctly.

The 2 MP main camera without autofocus is quite good for shooting in good light. When shooting in the daytime on the street, the quality of the pictures approximately corresponds to the 5 MP matrix in Chinese devices. But you can’t count on a decent shot indoors. There are no obvious color defects. There is an LED flash, but it is completely dead, alas.

There are no complaints about the voice speaker and microphone. The multimedia speaker is quite loud. The headset is included, standard 3.5 mm jack. The removable 1500 mAh battery will last a normal day predictably.

There are light and proximity sensors, but there is no LED event sensor, sorry. See the design in the photo, and the “live” device looks better. Black color, steel grey. Assembled well, but the matte back made of cheap plastic rustles under the fingers.

There is practically no software "garbage" and slow shells: only "My Tele2" (Personal Account) and "Tele2 TV" are pre-installed.

Positioning

As I already wrote, the key task of the device is to give Moscow subscribers access to the Tele2 3G network for very little money. The device copes with this task well. Personally, for that kind of money, I would prefer a high-quality push-button 3G dialer, even better – a clamshell phone (I thought about my mother), but now this is already out of the realm of dreams.

Tele2 Mini

Otherwise, the range of the target audience is so wide that I even find it difficult to formulate and list. Here are the kids who strive to use a smartphone as a shovel in the sandbox, and respectable uncles who want an inexpensive dialer for two SIM-cards and with a smartphone function. As an entry-level smartphone, it will suit a lot of people, and the shortage at points of sale confirms this.

Components and design

Tele2 Mini

The kit includes a complete set: a smartphone, a connecting cable, a user manual, a headset and a charger for an output current of 0.7 A. I hope that there is a 2 A charger on the farm, with a standard smartphone it takes almost three hours to fully charge. Thank you for including a headset in the kit: the sound quality is lousy, but talking is fine. The main thing is that you don’t need to run around looking for salons / markets, spending quite a lot of time and money.

Tele2 Mini

Weight (111g) is typical for a 4" smartphone, no surprises. The corners are straight, the body is “boat”, it looks more or less modern, the “soap box” is not rounded on all sides. The camera window protrudes a little, which even surprised me: a 2 MP module without autofocus could be removed neatly flush.

Design Features

Nothing interesting, everything is boring and without pretensions. Tightly, without cracks, does not move, does not crunch in the hands. The back cover is not pressed through. I already wrote that the "back" rustles under the fingers, which you may not like. But it does not slip out of the hands.

Tele2 Mini

The layout is standard, a monoblock with a tray-shaped back cover. On the w3bsit3-dns.com forum, the kind person DocNokia was not too lazy to open the device and duplicate the inscriptions on the components. You never know, suddenly someone will come in handy?

The battery is removable. The multimedia speaker grill (holes in the back cover) was a success for this manufacturer: the holes at the beginning of the bend of the cover on a flat hard surface do not overlap, the gap remains, and the sound, accordingly, is not muffled much.

Tele2 Mini

The headphone jack is on the top edge, along with the microUSB jack. The gray plastic of the edging looks grainy, but this is a “metal-like” design effect, the surface of the plastic is glossy.

Tele2 Mini

On the bottom edge there is only a microphone, strongly shifted to the left. Good for those holding a smartphone while talking in the right hand and somewhat worse for left-handers. But the palm of the hand does not cover the microphone hole in any case, so it is not critical.

The layout of the mechanical buttons is standard: a volume rocker on the left and a multifunctional power button on the right. There is no backlash of the buttons, but, in my opinion, the buttons are too tight and the first half-day can be annoying. But it's better than accidentally pressing soft buttons in your pocket. They protrude from the body just right and are easily groped.

The control buttons are soft, marked with white paint and read well. But they saved money on the illumination of the buttons, it is not there at all. Oh, it's a pity that there is no LED event indicator either, it is much more useful than button illumination.

Display

I already wrote that with the TFT matrix I was mentally prepared for a very sad picture. But no, more or less decently, and with small turns, the colors are almost not distorted. With strong inclinations, of course, they are distorted up to inversion. Color distortion during rotation is very noticeable on very dark images and much less on light pages with text.

Tele2 Mini

The display has some blueness, and the "signature" colors of the Tele2 wallpapers exacerbate this feeling, look at the screen photo above. But MiraVision technology, which allows you to customize all colors to your taste, is missing. It's a pity, here this "trick" would be very out of place.

A pixel density of 233 ppi for a https://tonaton.ug/c_hotel-jobs budget smartphone of 4 inches is normal for the unspoiled. For "experts" a decent resolution in smartphones starts from 300 ppi and from 250+ ppi in tablets. In general, it’s high time to honestly write ppi in the list of main characteristics, the notorious “resolution” is deceptive for different diagonals.

The oleophobic coating, if any, is ineffective, the finger slides across the screen unimportantly. The capacitive display responds to two touches at the same time.

From the unpleasant – some “blurring” of the text when quickly turning pages or quickly scrolling, for example, a Twitter feed. It seems that the display slows down a bit when drawing the picture.

Cameras

Rear 2 MP without autofocus and front 0.3 MP. In all descriptions we see 0.3 MP, although AnTuTu claims 1.3 MP and in the camera settings there are VGA, 1 MP and 1.3 MP. It looks like it's about interpolation, but let's go in order.

Tele2 Mini

Hereinafter, higher resolution images are available by clicking, it is more convenient to click the third (middle) mouse button. A traditional "advertising" photo of a playground in bright daylight. For a 2 MP camera, it's very good, you must agree. With the white balance, everything is almost in order (an unnatural shade in the sky), sharpness is sufficient for posting on a social network. You can even print 10×15 for a family album. And, again, this is a 2 MP camera. Which works better than many "colleagues" at 5 MP with autofocus in Chinese smartphones. The average snapshot file size is about 700 KB. For a resolution of 1600 x 1200, this is quite a lot, the camera software is clearly not fond of excessive compression.

Tele2 Mini

Another shot from the main 2 MP camera. Neutral-good lighting, you need to evaluate color transitions. I have already written about this phenomenon a couple of times and now I have finally confirmed my opinion: the 2 MP module works well in Chinese devices. If you are an ardent fan of selfies and the characteristics of the front camera of the “Chinese” indicate 2 MP, then it is quite possible that for little money you will get a good result. But this remark “note to the hostess” does not apply to our experimental subject.

Tele2 Mini

Announcements on the entrance door. They are also under glass, which does not add legibility to the text. Conclusion: A4 sheet can be photographed in good light. You can’t put it in the “recognition tool”, but you can read it without effort. Just do not rely on the flash, it is of little use.

Tele2 Mini

Shot indoors. The light was not bad, the picture itself chose from several, chose the best one. Conclusion: despite the correct white balance, it is better to forget about shooting indoors under artificial light right away so as not to get upset later. “Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t. »

Tele2 Mini

About the flash. From the entire collection, after several experiments, I chose for you a photo of an infernal monster, which in life is a cute descendant of a Belgian shepherd dog. What can you shoot with this flash? Well, something small and not reflecting light, from a distance of 25-30 cm, no more. Practice shooting a spherical horse in a vacuum. If there was no horse or vacuum nearby, then you can search for them with a flashlight. Actually, the flashlight is the only useful "flash" function.

About the front camera. The intrigue did not work out, banal interpolation. This is such a super-technology that "intelligently" increases the resolution of the image, filling the transitions with intermediate pixels. They write that it works and the picture looks a little better, but in phones / smartphones – pure marketing. Write on the box 1.3 MP instead of 0.3 MP, it looks more solid. For some reason, Tele2 did not use the proposed recipe, they honestly wrote 0.3 MP.

Tele2 Mini

As a confirmation – two pictures on the front camera with different resolutions (0.3 and 1.3 MP). In the photo editor led to one size, see the result above. I couldn't see the difference.

In general, the front camera here is only good for video calls. Of the pluses – you don’t have to clean up the room before the call, your interlocutor will still not consider anything further than 30 cm from your head. And do not forget to change the settings to 0.3 MP, the default is completely useless 1.3 MP, which only increases the file size.

Benchmarks and characteristics

Tele2 Mini

As I already wrote, AnTuTu assigned 12,384 virtual parrots to the device. Two years ago it would have looked good, today it is frankly weak.

Tele2 Mini

512 MB of RAM is also sparse nowadays, but the interface does not slow down much, popular applications also work without any complaints about speed. The amount of available memory (1.93 GB) will run out very quickly, so a microSD card (up to 32 GB is supported) can be considered a must-have accessory.

Impressions and Features

I didn't see any problems with data transfer, I was pleased with the sensitivity. In the “reference” basement, where a thoroughbred smartphone lost its network, Tele2 Mini continued to work and even transmit data. Slowly and with pauses, but still transmitted. I do not like the lack of arrows-indicators of transmission and reception. They are on the Wi-Fi icon, but for a cellular network, such an indication is more important.

Tele2 Mini

As for the speed indicators in 3G, in the screenshots above you can see almost the maximum values ​​that you can get from the Tele2 network. But for the declared theoretical maximum of 21.6 Mbps, it's not bad. The results were obtained in a place where another smartphone with DC HSPA + support consistently demonstrates about 30 Mbps, so it is not rational to use Tele2 Mini as a modem.

Tele2 Mini

There are no complaints about Wi-Fi, it works without noticeable losses. The screenshot above shows the result of measuring the speed on the 15 Mbps channel of the broadband provider. Sensitivity is average, no miracles of range.

There are no complaints about the sound, and the voice speaker seemed even better than the average Chinese level. In any case, without obvious flaws.

They write that if you need to temporarily use a SIM card from another operator (for example, on a trip), the unlock code 34127856 works. It is valid until the device is rebooted or turned off.

I've read complaints about image quality when watching YouTube videos. They assure that the color rendition is not distorted only when watching videos in 240p resolution. I didn’t see any noticeable distortions, and, to be honest, I didn’t see any point in watching something in higher resolution on such a screen. But keep in mind.

He would, of course, need a bigger battery, the thickness is not critical for such a device. It would be a great "dialer" for those who need smartphone functions occasionally. By the way, they write that batteries from Nokia 5228 and 5330 are suitable for the device.

SIM-card slots are “cramped”, and three-in-one cards must be inserted very carefully, in the process of stuffing the card can move apart. The cost of universality, nothing can be done.

I did not try to drop it, but, according to reviews, the smartphone is quite tenacious in this sense. Yes, there is nothing special to break, plastic. In general, no surprises, neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Tele2 Mini works the way a budget smartphone should work. Unless the display turned out to be better than I expected, even though it is far from IPS.

I read completely different opinions of the owners. From enthusiastic (“Everything works for that kind of money!”) To sharply negative (“Another rubbish, stupid purchase!”). The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. I hope this review helps you make an informed decision.

Summary

In terms of the combination of qualities and functionality, the device is very good for its money. Again, a 4-inch screen, which is now simply doomed to popularity. If you need something in this Tele2 Mini for 1,890 rubles. if you don’t like it much, you can always change it to a similar iPhone SE for a small surcharge of 36,109 rubles. A complete analogue, in fact, a twin brother is MTS Smart Start 2, but they are traded at 2,790 rubles.

Smartphone Tele2 Mini

A budget 3G device for 2 SIM cards with a price tag of 1,890 rubles. One of the key purposes of the smartphone is to give an inexpensive device to those potential Tele2 subscribers who are not ready to pay a lot for a device with 3G support. The Tele2 Mini does not shine with its characteristics, but there are no serious shortcomings, the device is not bad for its price.

In the capital region, the Tele2 network in 2G does not work, which means the loss of part of the audience. Smartphone for 1,890 rubles. solves the problem to some extent. It is strange that such a smartphone did not appear in Tele2 stores immediately at the start of the operator's work in Moscow. Judging by the then multi-page discussions on the topic “what to take?”, A smartphone would come in handy. Okay, better late than never.

Tele2 Mini

For us, the device is interesting in terms of price / performance ratio. Tele2 Mini can be safely regarded as a standard "state employee" for understanding what set of technical properties can be expected today in the lowest price range of 3G devices. Also note that advertising like “smartphone for 490 rubles.” a little about something else. When selling a branded device in its stores, the operator decides for himself which part of the price to take for the smartphone itself, and which part to issue in the form of a subscription fee in advance for a few months at the tariff. The full "issue price" is interesting. Tele2 Mini is sold without additional payments for the tariff, the price is 1,890 rubles. is final. Sometimes it does not do without the initiative of individual dealers (they impose a tariff on the subscriber when buying), but this is another topic. Description of the device in the Tele2 online store can be found here.

Specifications

  • Full name: "Tele2 Mini".
  • Manufacturer: Haier Electrical Appliances Corp., Ltd (China).
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • SIM cards: two, miniSIM (regular), SIM-Lock on the first slot.
  • Screen: 4" TFT-TN, 16.78 million colors, 800 x 480 pixel density 233 ppi.
  • Camera: main 2 MP, front 0.3 MP.
  • Processor: Dual-core MediaTek MT6572a , 1.3 GHz
  • Video subsystem: Mali-400 MP.
  • Memory: 4 GB built-in (about 2 GB available), 512 MB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Support 2G/3G first slot, 2G Women Tights second slot. Bands 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G 900/2100 MHz.
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, USB.
  • FM radio: yes, no built-in antenna (headset required).
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS.
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions and weight: 125.4 x 64.5 x 10.9mm, 111g

Tele2 Mini

Dots over "i"

A traditional section for those who want to immediately understand whether it makes sense to read the review to the end. The "Specifications" section does not reflect individual features that can greatly affect the convenience and comfort of the user.

No 4G support. In 3G the device works well, the sensitivity is slightly above average. There is no DC HSPA+ support, so the real maximum data reception rate is about 14 Mbps (21.6 Mbps is declared), data transfer is 3.5 Mbps. Two SIM-cards, SIM-lock on the first slot. You can insert a SIM card of any operator into the second slot, but only 2G is supported. There is a slot for a microSD memory card, max. 32 GB.

Tele2 Mini

The AnTuTu benchmark has assigned 12,384 virtual "parrots" to the device. For this class, it's normal, but games at maximum settings will not work. Video from YouTube plays in 480p, but 240p is better, in higher resolutions there are complaints about colors.

For a 4-inch screen, a resolution of 800 x 480 at a pixel density of 233 ppi can be considered satisfactory for a budget device. The fuzziness of fonts and thin lines is present, at an angle the colors are distorted. However, I expected to see a screen of much worse quality, one might say, a pleasant surprise. Good for TFT. The margin of brightness is decent, in sunny weather the screen remains readable. There is auto-brightness and it works correctly.

The main 2 MP camera without autofocus is quite good for shooting in good light. When shooting in the daytime on the street, the quality of the images approximately corresponds to the 5 MP matrix in Chinese devices. But you can’t count on a decent shot indoors. There are no obvious color defects. There is an LED flash, but it is completely dead, alas.

There are no complaints about the voice speaker and microphone. The multimedia speaker is quite loud. The headset is included, standard 3.5 mm jack. The removable 1500 mAh battery will last a day of normal use predictably.

There are light and proximity sensors, but there is no LED event sensor, sorry. See the design in the photo, and the “live” device looks better. Black color, steel grey. Assembled well, but the matte back made of cheap plastic rustles under the fingers.

There is practically no software "garbage" and slow shells: only "My Tele2" (Personal Account) and "Tele2 TV" are pre-installed.

Positioning

As I already wrote, the key task of the device is to give Moscow subscribers access to the Tele2 3G network for very little money. The device copes with this task well. Personally, for that kind of money, I would prefer a high-quality push-button 3G dialer, even better – a clamshell phone (I thought about my mother), but now this is already out of the realm of dreams.

Tele2 Mini

Otherwise, the range of the target audience is so wide that I even find it difficult to formulate and list. Here are the kids who strive to use a smartphone as a shovel in the sandbox, and respectable uncles who want an inexpensive dialer for two SIM-cards and with a smartphone function. As an entry-level smartphone, it will suit a lot of people, and the shortage at points of sale confirms this.

Components and design

Tele2 Mini

The kit includes a complete set: a smartphone, a connecting cable, a user manual, a headset and a charger for an output current of 0.7 A. I hope that there is a 2 A charger on the farm, with a standard smartphone it takes almost three hours to fully charge. Thank you for including a headset in the kit: the sound quality is lousy, but talking is fine. The main thing is that you don’t need to run around looking for salons / markets, spending quite a lot of time and money.

Tele2 Mini

Weight (111g) is typical for a 4" smartphone, no surprises. The corners are straight, the body is “boat”, it looks more or less modern, the “soap box” is not rounded on all sides. The camera window protrudes a little, which even surprised me: a 2 MP module without autofocus could be removed neatly flush.

Design Features

Nothing interesting, everything is boring and without pretensions. Tightly, without cracks, does not move, does not crunch in the hands. The back cover is not pressed through. I already wrote that the “back” rustles under the fingers, which you may not like. But it does not slip out of the hands.

Tele2 Mini

The layout is standard, a monoblock with a tray-shaped back cover. On the w3bsit3-dns.com forum, the kind person DocNokia was not too lazy to open the device and duplicate the inscriptions on the components. You never know, suddenly someone will come in handy?

The battery is removable. The multimedia speaker grill (holes in the back cover) was a success for this manufacturer: the holes at the beginning of the bend of the cover on a flat hard surface do not overlap, the gap remains, and the sound, accordingly, is not muffled much.

Tele2 Mini

The headphone jack is on the top edge, along with the microUSB jack. The gray plastic of the edging looks grainy, but this is a “metal-like” design effect, the surface of the plastic is glossy.

Tele2 Mini

On the bottom side there is only a microphone, strongly shifted to the left. Good for those holding a smartphone while talking in their right hand and somewhat worse for left-handers. But the palm of the microphone hole does not cover in any case, so it is not critical.

The layout of the mechanical buttons is standard: a volume rocker on the left and a multifunctional power button on the right. There is no backlash of the buttons, but, in my opinion, the buttons are too tight and the first half-day can be annoying. But it's better than accidentally pressing soft buttons in your pocket. They protrude from the body just right and are easily groped.

The control buttons are soft, marked with white paint and read well. But on the illumination of the buttons they saved, it is not there at all. Oh, it's a pity that there is no LED event indicator either, it is much more useful than button illumination.

Display

I already wrote that with the TFT matrix I was mentally prepared for a very sad picture. But no, more or less decently, and with small turns, the colors are almost not distorted. With strong inclinations, of course, they are distorted up to inversion. Color distortion during rotation is very noticeable on very dark images and much less on light pages with text.

Tele2 Mini

The display has some blueness, and the "signature" colors of the Tele2 wallpapers exacerbate this feeling, look at the screen photo above. But MiraVision technology, which allows you to customize all colors to your taste, is missing. It's a pity, here this "trick" would be very out of place.

A pixel density of 233 ppi for a budget smartphone of 4 inches is normal for the unspoiled. For "experts" a decent resolution in smartphones starts from 300 ppi and from 250+ ppi in tablets. In general, it’s high time to honestly write ppi in the list of main characteristics, the notorious “resolution” is deceptive for different diagonals.

The oleophobic coating, if any, is ineffective, the finger glides across the screen unimportantly. The capacitive display responds to two touches at the same time.

From the unpleasant – some “blurring” of the text when quickly turning pages or quickly scrolling, for example, a Twitter feed. It seems that the display slows down a bit when drawing the picture.

Cameras

Rear 2 MP without autofocus and front 0.3 MP. In all descriptions we see 0.3 MP, although AnTuTu claims 1.3 MP and in the camera settings there are VGA, 1 MP and 1.3 MP. It looks like it's about interpolation, but let's go in order.

Tele2 Mini

Hereinafter, higher resolution images are available by clicking, it is more convenient to click the third (middle) mouse button. A traditional "advertising" photo of a playground in bright daylight. For a 2 MP camera, it's very good, you must agree. With the white balance, everything is almost in order (an unnatural shade in the sky), sharpness is sufficient for posting on a social network. You can even print 10×15 for a family album. And, again, this is a 2 MP camera. Which works better than many "colleagues" at 5 MP with autofocus in Chinese smartphones. The average snapshot file size is about 700 KB. For a resolution of 1600 x 1200, this is quite a lot, the camera software is clearly not fond of excessive compression.

Tele2 Mini

Another shot from the main 2 MP camera. Neutral-good lighting, you need to evaluate color transitions. I have already written about this phenomenon a couple of times and now I have finally confirmed my opinion: the 2 MP module works well in Chinese devices. If you are an ardent fan of selfies and the characteristics of the front camera of the “Chinese” indicate 2 MP, then it is quite possible that for little money you will get a good result. But this remark “note to the hostess” does not apply to our experimental subject.

Tele2 Mini

Announcements on the entrance door. They are also under glass, which does not add legibility to the text. Conclusion: A4 sheet can be photographed in good light. You can’t put it in the “recognition tool”, but you can read it without effort. Just do not rely on the flash, it is of little use.

Tele2 Mini

Shot indoors. The light was not bad, the picture itself chose from several, chose the best one. Conclusion: despite the correct white balance, it is better to forget about shooting indoors under artificial light right away, so as not to get upset later. “Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t. »

Tele2 Mini

About the flash. From the entire collection, after several experiments, I chose for you a photo of an infernal monster, which in life is a cute descendant of a Belgian shepherd dog. What can you shoot with this flash? Well, something small and not reflecting light, from a distance of 25-30 cm, no more. Practice shooting a spherical horse in a vacuum. If there was no horse or vacuum nearby, then you can search for them with a flashlight. Actually, the flashlight is the only useful "flash" function.

About the front camera. The intrigue did not work out, banal interpolation. This is such a super-technology that "intelligently" increases the resolution of the image, filling the transitions with intermediate pixels. They write that it works and the picture looks a little better, but in phones / smartphones – pure marketing. Write on the box 1.3 MP instead of 0.3 MP, it looks more solid. For some reason, Tele2 did not use the proposed recipe, they honestly wrote 0.3 MP.

Tele2 Mini

As a confirmation – two pictures on the front camera with different resolutions (0.3 and 1.3 MP). In the photo editor led to one size, see the result above. I couldn't see the difference.

In general, the front camera is only good for video calls. Of the pluses – you don’t have to clean up the room before the call, your interlocutor will still not consider anything further than 30 cm from your head. And do not forget to change the settings to 0.3 MP, the default is completely useless 1.3 MP, which only increases the file size.

Benchmarks and characteristics

Tele2 Mini

As I already wrote, AnTuTu assigned 12,384 virtual parrots to the device. Two years ago it would have looked good, today it is frankly weak.

Tele2 Mini

512 MB of RAM is also sparse nowadays, but the interface does not slow down much, popular applications also work without any complaints about speed. The amount of available memory (1.93 GB) will run out very quickly, so a microSD card (up to 32 GB is supported) can be considered a must-have accessory.

Impressions and Features

I didn't see any problems with data transfer, I was pleased with the sensitivity. In the “reference” basement, where a thoroughbred smartphone lost its network, Tele2 Mini continued to work and even transmit data. Slowly and with pauses, but still transmitted. I do not like the lack of arrows-indicators of transmission and reception. They are on the Wi-Fi icon, but for a cellular network, such an indication is more important.

Tele2 Mini

As for the speed indicators in 3G, in the screenshots above you can see almost the maximum values ​​that you can get from the Tele2 network. But for the declared theoretical maximum of 21.6 Mbps, it's not bad. The results were obtained in a place where another smartphone with DC HSPA + support consistently demonstrates about 30 Mbps, so it is not rational to use Tele2 Mini as a modem.

Tele2 Mini

There are no complaints about Wi-Fi, it works without noticeable losses. The screenshot above shows the result of measuring the speed on the 15 Mbps channel of the broadband provider. Sensitivity is average, no miracles of range.

There are no complaints about the sound, and the voice speaker seemed even better than the average Chinese level. In any case, without obvious flaws.

They write that if you need to temporarily use a SIM card from another operator (for example, on a trip), the unlock code 34127856 works. It is valid until the device is rebooted or turned off.

I've read complaints about image quality when watching YouTube videos. They assure that the color rendition is not distorted only when watching videos in 240p resolution. I didn’t see any noticeable distortions, and, to be honest, I didn’t see any point in watching something in higher resolution on such a screen. But keep in mind.

He would, of course, need a bigger battery, the thickness is not critical for such a device. It would be a great "dialer" for those who need smartphone functions occasionally. By the way, they write that batteries from Nokia 5228 and 5330 are suitable for the device.

SIM-card slots are “cramped”, and three-in-one cards must be inserted very carefully, in the process of stuffing the card can move apart. The cost of universality, nothing can be done.

I did not try to drop it, but, according to reviews, the smartphone is quite tenacious in this sense. Yes, there is nothing special to break, plastic. In general, no surprises, neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Tele2 Mini works the way a budget smartphone should work. Unless the display turned out to be better than I expected, even though it is far from IPS.

I read completely different opinions of the owners. From enthusiastic (“Everything works for that kind of money!”) To sharply negative (“Another rubbish, stupid purchase!”). The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. I hope this review helps you make an informed decision.

Summary

In terms of the combination of qualities and functionality, the device is very good for its money. Again, a 4-inch screen, which is now simply doomed to popularity. If you need something in this Tele2 Mini for 1,890 rubles. if you don’t like it much, you can always change it to a similar iPhone SE for a small surcharge of 36,109 rubles. A complete analogue, in fact, a twin brother is MTS Smart Start 2, but they are traded at 2,790 rubles.

Smartphone Tele2 Mini

A budget 3G device for 2 SIM cards with a price tag of 1,890 rubles. One of the key purposes of the smartphone is to give an inexpensive device to those potential Tele2 subscribers who are not ready to pay a lot for a device with 3G support. The Tele2 Mini does not shine with its characteristics, but there are no serious shortcomings, the device is not bad for its price.

In the capital region, the Tele2 network in 2G does not work, which means the loss of part of the audience. Smartphone for 1,890 rubles. solves the problem to some extent. It is strange that such a smartphone did not appear in Tele2 stores immediately at the start of the operator's work in Moscow. Judging by the then multi-page discussions on the topic “what to take?”, A smartphone would come in handy. Okay, better late than never.

For us, the device is interesting in terms of price / performance ratio. Tele2 Mini can be safely regarded as a standard "state employee" for understanding what set of technical properties can be expected today in the lowest price range of 3G devices. Also note that advertising like “smartphone for 490 rubles.” a little about something else. When selling a branded device in its stores, the operator decides for himself which part of the price to take for the smartphone itself, and which part to issue in the form of a subscription fee in advance for a few months at the tariff. The full "issue price" is interesting. Tele2 Mini is sold without additional payments for the tariff, the price is 1,890 rubles. is final. Sometimes it does not do without the initiative of individual dealers (they impose a tariff on the subscriber when buying), but this is another topic. Description of the device in the Tele2 online store can be found here.

Specifications

  • Full name: "Tele2 Mini".
  • Manufacturer: Haier Electrical Appliances Corp., Ltd (China).
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • SIM cards: two, miniSIM (regular), SIM-Lock on the first slot.
  • Screen: 4" TFT-TN, 16.78 million colors, 800 x 480 pixel density 233 ppi.
  • Camera: main 2 MP, front 0.3 MP.
  • Processor: Dual-core MediaTek MT6572a , 1.3 GHz
  • Video subsystem: Mali-400 MP.
  • Memory: 4 GB built-in (about 2 GB available), 512 MB RAM.
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Support 2G/3G first slot, 2G Women Tights second slot. Bands 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G 900/2100 MHz.
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, USB.
  • FM radio: yes, no built-in antenna (headset required).
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS.
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions and weight: 125.4 x 64.5 x 10.9mm, 111g

Dots over "i"

A traditional section for those who want to immediately understand whether it makes sense to read the review to the end. The "Specifications" section does not reflect individual features that can greatly affect the convenience and comfort of the user.

No 4G support. In 3G the device works well, the sensitivity is slightly above average. There is no DC HSPA+ support, so the real maximum data reception rate is about 14 Mbps (21.6 Mbps is declared), data transfer is 3.5 Mbps. Two SIM-cards, SIM-lock on the first slot. You can insert a SIM card of any operator into the second slot, but only 2G is supported. There is a slot for a microSD memory card, max. 32 GB.

The AnTuTu benchmark has assigned 12,384 virtual "parrots" to the device. For this class, it's normal, but games at maximum settings will not work. Video from YouTube plays in 480p, but 240p is better, in higher resolutions there are complaints about colors.

For a 4-inch screen, a resolution of 800 x 480 at a pixel density of 233 ppi can be considered satisfactory for a budget device. The fuzziness of fonts and thin lines is present, at an angle the colors are distorted. However, I expected to see a screen of much worse quality, one might say, a pleasant surprise. Good for TFT. The margin of brightness is decent, in sunny weather the screen remains readable. There is auto-brightness and it works correctly.

The main 2 MP camera without autofocus is quite good for shooting in good light. When shooting in the daytime on the street, the quality of the images approximately corresponds to the 5 MP matrix in Chinese devices. But you can’t count on a decent shot indoors. There are no obvious color defects. There is an LED flash, but it is completely dead, alas.

There are no complaints about the voice speaker and microphone. The multimedia speaker is quite loud. The headset is included, standard 3.5 mm jack. The removable 1500 mAh battery will last a day of normal use predictably.

There are light and proximity sensors, but there is no LED event sensor, sorry. See the design in the photo, and the “live” device looks better. Black color, steel grey. Assembled well, but the matte back made of cheap plastic rustles under the fingers.

There is practically no software "garbage" and slow shells: only "My Tele2" (Personal Account) and "Tele2 TV" are pre-installed.

Positioning

As I already wrote, the key task of the device is to give Moscow subscribers access to the Tele2 3G network for very little money. The device copes with this task well. Personally, for that kind of money, I would prefer a high-quality push-button 3G dialer, even better – a clamshell phone (I thought about my mother), but now this is already out of the realm of dreams.

Otherwise, the range of the target audience is so wide that I even find it difficult to formulate and list. Here are the kids who strive to use a smartphone as a shovel in the sandbox, and respectable uncles who want an inexpensive dialer for two SIM-cards and with a smartphone function. As an entry-level smartphone, it will suit a lot of people, and the shortage at points of sale confirms this.

Components and design

The kit includes a complete set: a smartphone, a connecting cable, a user manual, a headset and a charger for an output current of 0.7 A. I hope that there is a 2 A charger on the farm, with a standard smartphone it takes almost three hours to fully charge. Thank you for including a headset in the kit: the sound quality is lousy, but talking is fine. The main thing is that you don’t need to run around looking for salons / markets, spending quite a lot of time and money.

Weight (111g) is typical for a 4" smartphone, no surprises. The corners are straight, the body is “boat”, it looks more or less modern, the “soap box” is not rounded on all sides. The camera window protrudes a little, which even surprised me: a 2 MP module without autofocus could be removed neatly flush.

Design Features

Nothing interesting, everything is boring and without pretensions. Tightly, without cracks, does not move, does not crunch in the hands. The back cover is not pressed through. I already wrote that the "back" rustles under the fingers, which you may not like. But it does not slip out of the hands.

The layout is standard, a monoblock with a tray-shaped back cover. On the w3bsit3-dns.com forum, the kind person DocNokia was not too lazy to open the device and duplicate the inscriptions on the components. You never know, suddenly someone will come in handy?

The battery is removable. The multimedia speaker grill (holes in the back cover) was a success for this manufacturer: the holes at the beginning of the bend of the cover on a flat hard surface do not overlap, the gap remains, and the sound, accordingly, is not muffled much.

The headphone jack is on the top edge, along with the microUSB jack. The gray plastic of the edging looks grainy, but this is a “metal-like” design effect, the surface of the plastic is glossy.

On the bottom side there is only a microphone, strongly shifted to the left. Good for those holding a smartphone while talking in their right hand and somewhat worse for left-handers. But the palm of the microphone hole does not cover in any case, so it is not critical.

The layout of the mechanical buttons is standard: a volume rocker on the left and a multifunctional power button on the right. There is no backlash of the buttons, but, in my opinion, the buttons are too tight and the first half-day can be annoying. But it's better than accidentally pressing soft buttons in your pocket. They protrude from the body just right and are easily groped.

The control buttons are soft, marked with white paint and read well. But they saved money on the illumination of the buttons, it is not there at all. Oh, it's a pity that there is no LED event indicator either, it is much more useful than button illumination.

Display

I already wrote that with the TFT matrix I was mentally prepared for a very sad picture. But no, more or less decently, and with small turns, the colors are almost not distorted. With strong inclinations, of course, they are distorted up to inversion. Color distortion during rotation is very noticeable on very dark images and much less on light pages with text.

The display has some blueness, and the "signature" colors of the Tele2 wallpapers exacerbate this feeling, look at the screen photo above. But MiraVision technology, which allows you to customize all colors to your taste, is missing. It's a pity, here this "trick" would be very out of place.

A pixel density of 233 ppi for a budget smartphone of 4 inches is normal for the unspoiled. For "experts" a decent resolution in smartphones starts from 300 ppi and from 250+ ppi in tablets. In general, it is high time to honestly write ppi in the list of main characteristics, the notorious "resolution" is deceptive for different diagonals.

The oleophobic coating, if any, is ineffective, the finger slides across the screen unimportantly. The capacitive display responds to two touches at the same time.

From the unpleasant – some “blurring” of the text when quickly turning pages or quickly scrolling, for example, a Twitter feed. It seems that the display slows down a bit when drawing the picture.

Cameras

Rear 2 MP without autofocus and front 0.3 MP. In all descriptions we see 0.3 MP, although AnTuTu claims 1.3 MP and in the camera settings there are VGA, 1 MP and 1.3 MP. It looks like it's about interpolation, but let's go in order.

Hereinafter, higher resolution images are available by clicking, it is more convenient to click the third (middle) mouse button. A traditional "advertising" photo of a playground in bright daylight. For a 2 MP camera, it's very good, you must agree. With the white balance, everything is almost in order (an unnatural shade in the sky), sharpness is sufficient for posting on a social network. You can even print 10×15 for a family album. And, again, this is a 2 MP camera. Which works better than many "colleagues" at 5 MP with autofocus in Chinese smartphones. The average snapshot file size is about 700 KB. For a resolution of 1600 x 1200, this is quite a lot, the camera software is clearly not fond of excessive compression.

Another shot from the main 2 MP camera. Neutral-good lighting, you need to evaluate color transitions. I have already written about this phenomenon a couple of times and now I have finally confirmed my opinion: the 2 MP module works well in Chinese devices. If you are an ardent fan of selfies and the characteristics of the front camera of the “Chinese” indicate 2 MP, then it is quite possible that for little money you will get a good result. But this remark “note to the hostess” does not apply to our experimental subject.

Announcements on the entrance door. They are also under glass, which does not add legibility to the text. Conclusion: A4 sheet can be photographed in good light. You can’t put it in the “recognition tool”, but you can read it without effort. Just do not rely on the flash, it is of little use.

Shot indoors. The light was not bad, the picture itself chose from several, chose the best one. Conclusion: despite the correct white balance, it is better to forget about shooting indoors under artificial light right away, so as not to get upset later. “Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t. »

In general, the front camera here is only good for video calls. Of the pluses – you don’t have to clean up the room before the call, your interlocutor will still not consider anything further than 30 cm from your head. And do not forget to change the settings to 0.3 MP, the default is completely useless 1.3 MP, which only increases the file size.

Benchmarks and characteristics

As I already wrote, AnTuTu assigned 12,384 virtual parrots to the device. Two years ago it would have looked good, today it is frankly weak.

512 MB of RAM is also sparse nowadays, but the interface does not slow down much, popular applications also work without any complaints about speed. The amount of available memory (1.93 GB) will run out very quickly, so a microSD card (up to 32 GB is supported) can be considered a must-have accessory.

Impressions and Features

I didn't see any problems with data transfer, I was pleased with the sensitivity. In the “reference” basement, where a thoroughbred smartphone lost its network, Tele2 Mini continued to work and even transmit data. Slowly and with pauses, but still transmitted. I do not like the lack of arrows-indicators of transmission and reception. They are on the Wi-Fi icon, but for a cellular network, such an indication is more important.

As for the speed indicators in 3G, in the screenshots above you can see almost the maximum values ​​that you can get from the Tele2 network. But for the declared theoretical maximum of 21.6 Mbps, it's not bad. The results were obtained in a place where another smartphone with DC HSPA + support consistently demonstrates about 30 Mbps, so it is not rational to use Tele2 Mini as a modem.

There are no complaints about Wi-Fi, it works without noticeable losses. The screenshot above shows the result of measuring the speed on the 15 Mbps channel of the broadband provider. Sensitivity is average, no miracles of range.

There are no complaints about the sound, and the voice speaker seemed even better than the average Chinese level. In any case, without obvious flaws.

They write that if you need to temporarily use a SIM card from another operator (for example, on a trip), the unlock code 34127856 works. It is valid until the device is rebooted or turned off.

I've read complaints about image quality when watching YouTube videos. They assure that the color rendition is not distorted only when watching videos in 240p resolution. I didn’t see any noticeable distortions, and, to be honest, I didn’t see any point in watching something in higher resolution on such a screen. But keep in mind.

He would, of course, need a bigger battery, the thickness is not critical for such a device. It would be a great "dialer" for those who need smartphone functions occasionally. By the way, they write that batteries from Nokia 5228 and 5330 are suitable for the device.

SIM-card slots are “cramped”, and three-in-one cards must be inserted very carefully, in the process of stuffing the card can move apart. The cost of universality, there's nothing to be done.

I did not try to drop it, but, according to reviews, the smartphone is quite tenacious in this sense. Yes, there is nothing special to break, plastic. In general, no surprises, neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Tele2 Mini works the way a budget smartphone should work. Unless the display turned out to be better than I expected, even though it is far from IPS.

I read completely different opinions of the owners. From enthusiastic (“Everything works for that kind of money!”) To sharply negative (“Another rubbish, stupid purchase!”). The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. I hope this review helps you make an informed decision.

Summary

In terms of the combination of qualities and functionality, the device is very good for its money. Again, a 4-inch screen, which is now simply doomed to popularity. If you need something in this Tele2 Mini for 1,890 rubles. if you don’t like it much, you can always change it to a similar iPhone SE for a small surcharge of 36,109 rubles. A complete analogue, in fact, a twin brother is MTS Smart Start 2, but they are traded at 2,790 rubles.