Saygus V2 hands on review, are two micro SD cards on a smartphone really useful?

If you are store a lot on your smartphone, then Saygus V2 might be the smartphone you are looking for. Developed by a small company in the USA, the Saygus V2 packs 5 inch display and has pretty high end specifications.

Saygus V2 review

You get a full HD display that offers a pixel density of 445 PPI (pixels per inch). The screen is Gorilla Glass 4. There are two light sensors on the unit – one on the front and another one on the rear to allow better control of brightness. It also has outdoor mode that temporarily screws up with the brightness in order to improve the readability outdoors.

For taking pictures there is a 13 megapixel camera in the front and whopping 21 MP rear for taking some serious photos. Both front and back camera has optical image stabilizers to ensure less blurry photos and videos. The picture quality is really good. You can record a 4k video too.

Of course the highlight feature of Saygus V2 are its two micro SD card slots which allow you to use use up to 128GB in each slot bringing total onboard storage to whopping 320GB. That is more than what you used to get on a hard disk-totting Apple iPod Classic. Flash storage is much more powerful than the hard disk storage and there are no lags. Android which is its Saygus V2’s operating system is quite fine tuned in handling such massive storage capacities.

Saygus V2 dual sd card slot

The Saygus V2 has a battery capacity of 3100 mAh which is similar to what you get in most of the top end Android phones these days. For instance the Galaxy Note Edge has 3000 mAh battery while the Note 4 comes with 3200 mAh capacity. Saygus V2 comes with a power saving mode that lets you significantly increase the battery life. You can purchase new batteries for it since battery is user replaceable. To replace it simply remove the back panel and pop in a fresh battery.

Saygus V2 is not thin at 9.7mm but that allowed the manufacture to crap a lot of features like dual micro SD slots into it.  It will go on sale in beginning of March for around 400 dollars off contract. There is no word if any US network provider will be offering on contract-basis. 


Posted on January 10 2015. Tagged with

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Ankur Bajato has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and does not go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets