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SKK Mobile Centaur Review - The Sleek, Affordable and Your Everyday Android Phone

If you saw our Unboxing of this new sleek smartphone from SKK Mobile then you're in for the complete info and run through of Centaur, SKK Mobile's latest smartphone.

Centaur is another addition to SKK Mobile's affordable line of Android smartphones.




What's Inside the Blue Box?



Inside the box comes the usual accessories - cable, charger, headphones, manual and battery.

SKK Mobile Centaur Specifications:

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
5.0" FWVGA Display Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels
1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor
512MB of RAM
4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
 5 MP rear with Flash and VGA font camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
Dual SIM , Dual Standby
3.5 Audio Jack
Stereo FM Radio (comes with Antenna on the upper right)
MP3/MP4 Player
Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth
GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer
1800mAh Li-Ion Battery
Analog TV



SKK Mobile A12's Hardware




Sleek, Minimal and Sexy Front

The front looks like Samsung's latest phone and more shinier and more glass to its 5-inch screen. At the lower portion are capacitive keys imprinted. On the upper left part is the VGA front camera and in the middle is the earpiece. Very sleek, minimal, beautiful and classy for a phone below P4,000.




Brittle and Better Back 

The back is also like Samsung S5 but just a bit smaller, the 5MP camera and flash are located near the top and the speakers on the bottom left. You'll notice a bit of hollow on the left top part, well that's the antenna for your radio not a stylus though.



SKK Mobile Centaur - Battery, micro SD and SIM cards compartments

Removing the back cover shows you the 1800mAh Li-Ion battery. You will need to remove the battery first to access the SD or SIM.




The camera is much bigger this time and led flash is more functional as compared to our recent SKK Mobile product reviews.



Simply Metallic Top & Bottom

The micro USB port is located at the bottom of the phone. No other visible buttons or ports at this part except the reset hole.



On top is the 3.5mm audio jack port and on the other end is the antenna for the FM Radio.



Left & Right





On the upper left side of the smartphone you will see the volume buttons and on the right is the power button. Everything is minimally silver.

Overall, the design is still pretty minimal and sleek. It is a classy yet sexy phone. Just the right size for the typical Pinoy hands.

Also there's no branding on front, which is very suited to our tastes.


SKK Mobile Centaur when compared with other phones, is a medium sized but a bit lightweight smart phone. That means you can carry it whenever you want without the heavy feeling or stress.



Camera Corner - Sample Shots and Video of SKK Mobile Centaur. Photos are of acceptable quality, as expected from a 5MP camera but the size is 2560 x 1920 pixels. See samples taken below.



Wait There's TV too!

Centaur has an antenna for both analog TV and FM so you can watch local channels while on the go.




Almost nearing a Phablet's size too!




The Benchmarks!

For an dual core smartphone it got an 29.4 fps score which is better than LG Optimus and Samsung Galaxy Tab using NenaMark2 tests.



AnTutu &Vellamo Tests

Centaur scored 1545 on Vellamo's HTML test which is far better than Samsung Galaxy Grand and Google Nexus 4 and 7. On the Metal Test it scored 446 which is better than HTC One X. Just the great results for your browsing and video playback needs.



Centaur scored 9493 on Antutu Benchmark, this means it cannot let you run bigger apps but you can still play and do social media without any fuzz. Although listed on the last part, we still tried multitasking and so far it works for us well. Make you sure you have a RAM Booster installed always.



The benchmark results for a dual core smartphone with 512MB of RAM is still acceptable and fitted for everyday life. Actually this is perfect for social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even playing 2048. WIFI and Bluetooth connection is also pretty dependable and on the dot.



What do we think of SKK Mobile's Centaur?

For a P3399 priced phone, what more can you ask for? It has 3G, WIFI, Bluetooth and 5MP Camera that is fantastic for surfing, chatting, using social media apps, watch videos and your mp3 player. It is a must have or can even be your starter smartphone. Fitted also for those who are tight budgeted peeps who are looking for some power specs.



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