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TECH BREAK: Is the Tesla 9.1Lite worthy of its name?

6 months ago, 13 June 10:39

The Tesla 9.1 Lite is a mid-range smartphone, and a new entrant in the competitive smartphone market in Kenya not to be confused with Elon Musk’s Tesla.

The company behind the smartphone develops a series of feature phones, tablets, smartphones as well as TV sets. So let's check out what the Tesla 9.1 Lite has to offer.

DESIGN

The design path taken on this device is quite conventional, and everything is placed where you’d expect it to be. But what stands out is it’s much slimmer that what’s out there, making the device look tall. As a result, the screen upfront takes an 18:9 proportion rather than the 16:9 we’re used to on most smartphones.

The body is made of plastic which gives the device a light feel but on the downside, it is a bit of a fingerprint magnet as every smudge sticks and it needs wiping off every once in a while.

Included in the box is a clear silicon cover that should add impact protection to the plastic body. I loved the fingerprint sensor placement at the back, and speaking of which, the scanner isn’t the fastest I’ve seen at this price range, but it gets the job done.

PERFORMANCE

The Tesla 9.1 lite is powered by an octa core Mediatek processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via an SD card by up to 64GB.

With such internals, the phone performs effortlessly even while running demanding tasks like games. The trade-off of heavy usage however, is that you end up draining the 2800mAh battery quickly.

Otherwise, the battery holds up nicely under normal usage, keeping the device running the entire day. Charging it up is pretty fast thanks to quick charge support. 

CAMERA

This device is essentially a dual camera phone with a 13MP and a 5MP at the back. Image quality is average under normal conditions but it performs dismally under low light conditions. Not as good as I expected considering the asking price and what the competition has to offer.

The camera gets very ‘jerky’ when shooting in low light conditions and this is a let-down. I tried using a third party Camera App from the play store and images were considerably better, this indicates that this phones’ camera performance issue can be fixed with a software update. Tesla?

The front Camera on the other hand is a decent 8MP shooter and gladly, image quality is what you would expect from a device at this price range, fair. You also get a front facing flash to light up selfies in low light conditions.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

The device runs on a stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat with no bloatware Apps, you get all the stock Android Apps.

What this means is that the phone will run smoother since there are no unnecessary junk programs taking up device resources i.e. CPU, RAM and even battery.

I didn’t have any issues with network connection, the 4G ...
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@DailyNation

TECH BREAK: Is the Tesla 9.1Lite worthy of its name?

6 months ago, 13 June 10:39


The Tesla 9.1 Lite is a mid-range smartphone, and a new entrant in the competitive smartphone market in Kenya not to be confused with Elon Musk’s Tesla.

The company behind the smartphone develops a series of feature phones, tablets, smartphones as well as TV sets. So let's check out what the Tesla 9.1 Lite has to offer.

DESIGN

The design path taken on this device is quite conventional, and everything is placed where you’d expect it to be. But what stands out is it’s much slimmer that what’s out there, making the device look tall. As a result, the screen upfront takes an 18:9 proportion rather than the 16:9 we’re used to on most smartphones.

The body is made of plastic which gives the device a light feel but on the downside, it is a bit of a fingerprint magnet as every smudge sticks and it needs wiping off every once in a while.

Included in the box is a clear silicon cover that should add impact protection to the plastic body. I loved the fingerprint sensor placement at the back, and speaking of which, the scanner isn’t the fastest I’ve seen at this price range, but it gets the job done.

PERFORMANCE

The Tesla 9.1 lite is powered by an octa core Mediatek processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via an SD card by up to 64GB.

With such internals, the phone performs effortlessly even while running demanding tasks like games. The trade-off of heavy usage however, is that you end up draining the 2800mAh battery quickly.

Otherwise, the battery holds up nicely under normal usage, keeping the device running the entire day. Charging it up is pretty fast thanks to quick charge support. 

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This device is essentially a dual camera phone with a 13MP and a 5MP at the back. Image quality is average under normal conditions but it performs dismally under low light conditions. Not as good as I expected considering the asking price and what the competition has to offer.

The camera gets very ‘jerky’ when shooting in low light conditions and this is a let-down. I tried using a third party Camera App from the play store and images were considerably better, this indicates that this phones’ camera performance issue can be fixed with a software update. Tesla?

The front Camera on the other hand is a decent 8MP shooter and gladly, image quality is what you would expect from a device at this price range, fair. You also get a front facing flash to light up selfies in low light conditions.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

The device runs on a stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat with no bloatware Apps, you get all the stock Android Apps.

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