Dual SD cards are the hallmark feature of this Android 4.4.4 phone
Three hundred-twenty gigabytes of storage. It's an impressive number for a smartphone, especially when you write it in numeric form like this — 320GB. In a phone. Almost sounds magical, or like you'll be carrying around a hard drive with a phone strapped to it.
Pick up the Saygus V2 — pronounced V-Squared — and you'll find, well, a pretty normal Android smartphone. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and running Android 4.4.4, this five-inch, 1080p device isn't exactly magic, though it does have a few interesting features. Chief among them is that it sports a pair — two — microSD card slots. So with the 64 gigabytes of on-board storage and a couple of 128GB cards, you find yourself at 320GB of potential total storage. You've also got a nifty fingerprint recognition system on the side of the phone. Some cool stuff is here,
So, yeah. No magic.
A couple other interesting things about the V2, however:
- It's got a Kevlar back and the whole smash is pretty darn light.
- It's running stock Android 4.4.4, with Lollipop to come.
- It's got an IP7X rating and says it's the first to have that. Really it just means it can hang out in a meter of water for a half-hour.
- You can boot from the SD card, if you so desire.
Saygus also says it'll offer a rootable version for those who are so inclined. That's not necessarily a good thing, though. Actually, it could be pretty bad, as our own Jerry Hildenbrand explains:
So, yeah. Root responsibly.
Other than the dual microSD card slots, we're not exactly going to go nuts over this guy. It's a cool option, though, and great at parties if you find yourself in such company. It ticks a number of boxes the hardcore fans will want to see, and maybe a couple we're a bit wary of.
|Screen||5-inch 1920 x 1080 display (445 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 @ 2.5 GHz|
|Size||67 x 137 x 9.7mm|
|Weight||Approx. 5 ounces (141g)|
|Rear camera||21MP with OIS, dual flash|
|Front camera||13MP with OIS|
|Storage||64GB on-board, 2x microSD card|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers, Harman Kardon Sound Technology w/ 3D Audio|
|Battery||3100 mAh removable, Qi charging|
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