Although super affordable, the Maxpatriot looks and feels expensive. But what about its specs? In our Unimax Maxpatriot Android review, we talked all about it and even looked at alternatives.
We listed its specs in-depth in the table below.
|Weight||4.59 ounces (130 grams)|
|Measurements||4.80 in x 2.46 in x 0.41 in|
(121.92 mm x 62.4 mm x 10.41 mm)
|Display Screen||4 inches (101.6 mm) TFT 480 x 800 Pixels|
|Operating System||Android 4.4|
|CPU||1.2 Ghz Processor|
|Internal Space||Expandable to 64 GB|
|Rear Camera||5 MP|
|Supported Sim types||Single (Micro SIM)|
|Network Coverage||2G and 3G|
You don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s got sharp edges and a thick side. As it’s not the most ergonomic, holding it for long won’t be fun – your palms will feel sore.
How thick is it? The following are its dimensions, 4.80 in x 2.46 in x 0.41 in (121.92 mm x 62.4 mm x 10.41 mm). It thankfully doesn’t come with a lot of weight. If it did, it would be brick-like. It weighs 4.59 ounces (130 grams).
Its build doesn’t feel cheap, though. There’s metal on its sides. There’s a mix of plastic and metal on its back as well. The Maxpatriot looks good.
It’s small. Its screen stretches 4 inches (101.6 mm) across. Manufacturers are all about making phones 6 inches or more these days.
As you can imagine, a fingerprint sensor is not present. There’s no face-unlock either.
Unimax placed its buttons in all the right spots. They’re tactile and easy-to-reach.
You can only pick the unit up in black which is a bit boring.
As its front is only 4 inches (101.6 mm), it’s not the most immersive. This is especially true as its panel isn’t vibrant. It’s TFT and a lot of phones these days still come with it.
We’re not told of its screen-to-body ratio. It probably isn’t anything good and there’s some serious bezel action going. Even the flagship Samsung S5, which was released in the same year, had some serious bezel action. Its ratio was 69.6%.
Its resolution is 480 x 800 pixels. Considering its size, this ratio isn’t bad. You won’t notice any blurriness unless you look closely.
You might want to grab some tempered glass as it has only regular strengthened glass. You’ll easily bang it up.
Extensive temperature and colour settings are available. You can improve its vibrancy.
We’re not told how big its battery is. The MaxPatriot barely lasts a day - it’s probably not anything decent. With its power-saving modes, you can prolong it longer.
Yes, you can remove its battery. This is appreciated, as you’ll be able to force-close its systems when they act up.
Get a book ready, you’ll be sitting around for hours while it charges. It goes from 0-100% in over 2 hours. This is thanks to its micro USB port and 10 W regular charger.
Its processor is also unknown. However, we’re given information on its CPU which is 1.2 Ghz. It’s very basic, so you won’t be able to load extensive tasks. It would be easier to use if more memory was present. Sadly, there’s only 1.5 GB of RAM.
The less-than-great RAM would cause its systems to get stuck, and apps to force close. ROM-wise, adequate space is not present either. As you’re looking at a carrier device, bloatware is on it. It reduces its already low ROM. Thankfully, expanding its storage is possible. You’ll be able to expand its ROM to 64 GB.
The OS its chipset powers is Android 4.1. You may be wondering if you can upgrade it to Android 10. The answer is no.
You’re not met with a selfie camera. Selfies weren’t big back then. The shooter on its back is 5 MP. It takes shots you’d expect for the price you’re paying. In low-light, they get pretty grainy. But this is something even newer, more expensive phones struggle with.
You can connect to 2G and 3G networks. Files can be shared with others through Bluetooth Z9.
Having run through everything you need to know about it, we also thought about looking at similarly priced units from the carrier.
The handset is much bigger than the Maxpatriot. Its screen stretches 5.7 inches (144.78 mm) across. Its size makes it look more modern, as manufacturers don’t make small phones anymore. Not only is it bigger, but it’s also thinner. The following are its dimensions, 5.76 in x 2.79 in x 0.33 in. (146.2 mm x 70.9 mm x 8.3 mm).
We’re fans of phones with some weight, as long as they are not thick. The A01 fits the bill. It weighs 5.25 ounces (149 grams). Heavier units tend to feel more premium.
Of course, it looks good. It comes in a shiny metallic red. Who wouldn’t want that? If you’re not a fan of the hue, you can pick it up in the standard black.
Its buttons are in easy to reach spots. They’re tactile as well. However, you’re not getting a fingerprint sensor. This is something you’d expect from a newer device.
The panel on its front is IPS LCD. It’s much brighter than TFT. There’s not much bezel action going on either. Its screen-to-body ratio is almost 80%. The closer to 100% the better.
Its display is pretty sharp. How does a 720 x 1520-pixel resolution sound?
Be careful with its front, though. Regular strengthened glass is protecting it.
Its chipset is the Snapdragon 439. It’s basic but more powerful than what the Maxpatriot houses. Its CPU is a testament to this, being octa-core. The RAM available makes using it easier, and there is 2 GB.
How much you’re willing to spend affects the amount of storage you’ll get. You can pick it up with 16 GB of ROM. There’s also a 32 GB option.
The OS its chipset powers is something we’re fans of; you’re met with Android 10. It’s powered through Samsung’ One UI 2. It’s easy to use.
In terms of battery, a 3000 mAh unit is by your side. It is nonremovable. It lets the A01 last a little over a day. You can prolong it with its expert power-saving modes of course.
To charge it, a microUSB port will have to be used. You’ll have to place a 10 W regular charger inside of it. Like its counterpart, it takes a while to charge. Get Netflix ready, it’ll go from 0-100% in over 2 hours.
What about its cameras? There’s a dual set-up on its back. It consists of a 13 MP wide lens and a 2 MP depth one. LED flash is available. The shots taken aren’t the best. That being said, they’re more vibrant than the Maxpatriot’s.
Like the majority of handsets these days, a selfie camera is available. It consists of a 5 MP lens.
Although it didn’t quite make our best TracFone phones review, the A01 is one of our favourite handsets from the carrier.
What did you think about our Unimax Max Patriot review? For such an affordable phone, we were surprised by how good it looks. It feels expensive too. We’re fans that it rocks aluminum – you wouldn’t expect that from a budget device, especially one that was released years ago.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer hasn’t made key information about it public. Examples are how big its battery is, and the chipset present. The latter is the most important, as it influences how snappy it would be.
Its chipset is probably not of good quality as its insides get stuck a lot. If it came with more RAM, using it would be easier. But Unimax decided to only place 1.5 GB. The ROM you get isn’t good either. It shouldn’t be a problem, though. There’s expandable storage.
When looking at alternatives, we came across the Samsung A01. It would make a better purchase. It looks good and has a much faster processor. The cherry on top is that the battery on it lets it last over a day. Of course, it’s in the same price range too.
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