The TechniSat TechniPhone 4: The first dual-SIM model of the brand
3.97 "(10.08 cm) display, 800 x 480 pixels
UMTS, HSPA + (up to 42 Mbit / s), WLAN
1.0GHz ual-core processor
One or the other is TechniSat safe especially in the field of satellite TV a term. After all, the brand name has been present since (at least perceived) decades in Germany. In addition, the brand has also been issued several phones and tablets. Latest member since August 2014, the TechniPhone 4, as dual SIM mobile phone is particularly interesting for us naturally. What can it offer, for whom it might be interesting?
We have made reference to the first information ever a rough estimate - a detailed report will follow later.
Display the 4-inch class
Not quite 4.0, but 3.97 inches (10.08 cm) - so the exact factory specification for the screen size of the TechniSat dual SIM smartphones. The now to compact squad scoring screen surface. As now most smartphones that have been tested by us, also sets the TechniPhone 4 to an IPS display, the principle advantages include better viewing angles and rather bright colors. The resolution of 800 x 480 pixels for the small screen entirely appropriate, even if the actual number of pixels these days sounds a little low.
Operating System: Android 4.2.2
As still most dual SIM models does not come also the TechniSat with one of the two latest OS generations of Android, but with one of the face-lift of 4.2 (Jelly Bean). This is not a problem for everyday use, the new features of 4.3 and 4.4 consist mainly of solutions that are interesting for heavy users.
With 2 SIM card slots which TechniPhone 4 is an option if you frequently or constantly used two number or as a separate SIM uses to surf the mobile Internet. Parallel calls on both phones are not possible, but the so-called "standby" dual SIM ensures that you can be reached on two phones. As soon as you then call lists as the SIM 2, get caller on SIM 1, however, pointing out that it is currently not reachable -. Analogously, if you have some off his cell phone
to Will himself call someone or send a text message, you can the for desired number either prior to the call / SMS filter, or to set up in the "settings" menu Android one of the two SIM cards for the respective function as standard a.
Appearance: simple, compact and lightweight
The TechniPhone 4 App "MyTechniSat" can TechniSat ISIO Nets Rather and ISIO receivers control
The design is inconspicuous and also reveals the competitive price. It starts with the dimensions: despite the relatively small screen size, the housing is due to a rather broad framework not so small and compact, as it could be.
12.5 x 6.4 cm, but are still very handy - the classic "hand operation" making it quite possible. Furthermore, the overall height of just 9 millimeters falls already made flat. Optima are in this discipline to 7 mm, and with this minimum restriction can cope well. Also, the weight is pleasant small with 106 gram.
Rather average turn the materials: the plastic not achieved the same visual effect such as the Wiko Highway (Test) with its metal look, and in like material use.
Feature: Installed Technisat Apps
The TechniPhone Dual SIM Phones betray their origin with a few pre-installed apps. They should above all create a good communication with other TechniSat devices. So if equipment manufacturer uses ready or want to buy soon, here could give some nice advantages in handling. The mobile apps include "Radiotheque" (for thousands of Internet radio stations), "My TechniSat" and "My Digit Radio" as apps that are used for remote control of other TechniSat devices. More about this in this video.
Reveal mixed performance
With a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, the TechniPhone 4 may most likely in a test score only in the simple disciplines such performance is for common apps and simple games (Facebook, Weather , Angry Birds) good generally sufficient.Although large documents (eg PDFs with many graphics) and 3G games work partially, but as other smartphones such as the make HTC One M8 Dual simply much faster and smoother results.
Larger Apps contrast already fail to available memory relatively small because they due to its not be installed. After all, you can add via microSD slot external memory up to 32 GB are possible.
Mobile Internet for simple tasks
UMTS and WLAN are the two main ways to exchange data with the 4 TechniPhone. Move this stand out 3G even the slower 2G technologies EDGE and GPRS. At home or at available HotSpots the phone also supports the Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. So all in all a solid average, without shine.LTE is in dual SIM mobile phones while anyway currently only a vague dream, but with HSPA + are other models at least 42 Mbit / s in there.The TechniSat model on the other hand indicates no maximum speed.
Camera: Hardly worth mentioning
Something from the back protrudes the camera lens. However, rounded and, after our first impression, without interfering. Also on the front of a camera is installed, for chatting, and the like. However, both can not convince them, but have disappointing values:
A mere 2.0 Megapixel (back) and 0.3 Megapixel (front) are suitable for no more than rough snapshots, and simply not up to date - for example compared with the 13 megapixels of Acer Liquid E3 Plus (test) .
For "gamers", high-tech fans and as a fashion accessory, it is probably out of the question: For relatively little money is a dual SIM phone for the rather simple requirements obtained with the TechniSat 4 on a smartphone.
If his cell phone on the other hand as a practical utensil looks and especially value it specifies that he is on two different phones accessible (eg for a separate private and business number) or on holiday want to ride with a second SIM vacation country and calls, should look at the model in more detail. At IFA, it will incidentally issued on a large scale. For fans of the brand also preinstalled apps are interesting.
If the new acquisition on the other hand still has time, but the manufacturer a cell phone is required: In the near future brings TechniSat nor TechniPhone 5 out - with larger display (4.7 inch, 1280 × 720 pixels), newer Android (4.3) and a faster processor (1.2 GHz quad-core).