Kazam Tornado 348
You may not of heard of the ambitious cell up, however Kazam has bought itself the headline grabbing accolade of “world’s slimmest smartphone” with its trendy supplying, the Kazam twister 348.
It is a record the organization claims it’s not going to rave about, rather it says it wishes to keep things simple and gimmick-free, although I find that just a little difficult to feel as that is simply what the title it can be claiming is.
The Kazam twister 348 is deliberate to contact down within the UK and any other European markets on November 15 bearing a SIM-free cost tag of £249 – which sounds moderately reasonable.
For that you simply get a 4.8-inch 720p display, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of inner storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP entrance snapper and Android 4.four.2.
There is no microSD slot, so you would find storage a little limited in case you have a tremendous music collection or like enjoying games on your mobilephone, however Kazam does throw in a free display alternative in the event you wreck it inside the primary three hundred and sixty five days of ownership.
Take one seem on the twister 348 and you’ll be able to be struck by that unmistakable feeling of deja vu… where have you ever visible this phone before?
It looks remarkably similar to Apple’s new iPhone 6, plus some features such as the association of the camera and flash on the rear mimic that of the Sony Xperia Z3.
Kazam has proven that the core design of the handset used to be created with the aid of a 3rd get together seller in China, which matches some strategy to explaining the familiar aesthetics on show right here.
Sitting on a desk the twister 348 does look professional, this is not only a low priced hunk of non-descript plastic which decorated previous gadgets by way of Kazam.
I was surprised simply how mild the tornado 348 was once when I picked it up. At just 95.5g it is one of the crucial lightest smartphones available on the market, and if whatever it feels just a bit too lightweight.
Couple that with a plastic-feeling (but absolutely glass) rear and the twister 348 feels slightly toyish within the hand – there is no reassuring heft to let you know that that is certainly a piece of tech you’re maintaining.
A saving grace is the metal band which runs round the circumference of the device in a identical trend to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and while this supplies a extra top class conclude it fails to consider as just right within the hand as its extra expensive opponents.
That stated, I did find it sat nicely in the hand, with the scale and weight ensuring my palm had no quandary getting to grips with the handset and achieving the power/lock and quantity rocker on the left of the gadget.
Kazam has opted to stick to contact-sensitive navigations keys under the screen, rather than sticking them on the show and they are handy enough to hit.
On the correct you’ll discover a microSIM tray, while the headphone port is placed on the bottom (just like on the iPhone) along with the microUSB port and inside speaker.