G11i Pro (Dual SIM with 3G support) -MilonFairEdu

Introduction


If you have read my G11i review and became interested, you’ll definitely desire one G11i Pro. It was released approximately one month ago and the main difference when compared to G11i is the chipset… it’s based on MT6573, which means 3G support! That’s right, G11i Pro is a Dual SIM Dual Standby smartphone with 3G support.

Specifications

Chipset

Name: MediaTek MT6573
CPU: 650 MHz ARM11™
GPU: PowerVR™ SGX 531
Instruction set: ARMv6

Software environment

Embedded:OS:  Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)

Body

Dimensions
(width x height x depth):
120 x 64 x 11.7 millimetres
Weigth: 140 grams
Color: Black

Battery

Capacity:  1450 mAh

Memory

RAM:capacity: 512 MB
ROMcapacity: 512 MB
Expansion slot: microSD memory card, supporting up to 32 GB

Network support

Primary phone: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100
Secondary phone: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900
Data links: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Display

Type: Sharp LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 4.0 inches, WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)

Camera

Main (rear): 8 megapixels (interpolated) with autofocus and dual LED flash
Secondary (front): 1.3 megapixels

Interfaces

Bluetooth (802.15): Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi (802.11):   IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
USB: USB 2.0 Client, Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector

Satellite navigation

Built-in GPS module: MT6620 chipset
GPS antenna: Internal
Complementary GPS services:   A-GPS (Assisted GPS), MediaTek EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit)

Additional features

Sensors:
Gravity, Proximity and Light sensors
Analog Radio: FM radio (87.5-108 MHz) with RDS radio receiver

Design and construction

In terms of quality of construction, there are no differences between G11i and G11i Pro. It is still a greatly built copy of Incredible S.

As a quick side note, the original battery from HTC won’t fit in this phone. I’m just referring it because some people asked me if the original battery would fit. In fact, that’s the only original accessory that you can’t use on G11i / G11i Pro. 

There’s only one subtle difference in the Pro version, when compared to the normal one. That is the microSD slot, which has been moved a little bit and the battery now obstructs the removal of the memory card (it isn’t hot-swappable any more).

Display

There’s not much to say about the display, as the manufacturer is still using the same good old Sharp LCD screen…


Features


Just in case you’ve missed my G11i review, please take some time and read it now because it doesn’t make sense to detail all the features again (jump directly to G11i functionality review). Everything is pretty much the same and the only new feature that is worth mentioning is the 3G support.

Under the dual SIM management menu, the user already had the possibility to set a default card to establish all outgoing voice calls. In addition, given that G11i Pro supports 3G networks, the option of video calls can now be noticed.

The user can choose the SIM to establish the data connection and although SIM1 supports data connections up to HSPA, SIM2 is limited to EDGE / GPRS.

Final thoughts


Well, if you were looking for a good Dual SIM featuring 3G support, this is a great choice. It sports good voice call quality, stability, fast and smooth user experience.

Just let me finish this review with a little advertisement… in order to avoid questions regarding where to buy it from, you can always visit my partner shop (etotalk.com). G11i Pro is now available for 229 USD.