Newman K18 – Fast, Ultrathin and Budget

newman k18 5The Newman K18 is a cheaper version of the K2 but still posed similar premium features that makes it a must have.

The Newman K18 @ $199, is the cheapest FHD capable or 1080p and Octa Core powered smartphone available. Offers performance similar to the Snapdragon 600, scaling between 25000 to 26000 points on Antutu. Also features a strong Mali 450 MP4 Graphics processor that can handle any games and applications currently available. Furthermore, the K18 also features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 64 GB via MicroSD.

In terms of display, 5.0 inch IPS type display with a 1920 x 1080p pixels and roughly about 440 ppi (pixel per inch), OGS (one glass solution) and Full lamination technology which boast impressive color saturation and quality. The Display is the same with the Newman K2s.

Other Notable features include a 13 megapixel Sony 135 Sensor BSI camera, with a F2.2 Aperture that is able to shoot high quality pictures up to 4000 plus pixels and 1080p video recording up to 30 fps. Although, the shutter is not that fast, image quality is decent and has close to Sony Handheld Sony Exmor based cameras available. The K18 offers similar camera performance and hardware with the Newman K2s.

Connectivity and Special features, similar to the K2s, the Newman K18 offers dual Sim Support and 3G connectivity up to HSDPA+ download speeds, Although there is no 4G or LTE Support available, other connectivity options are widely available such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support and micro USB OTG Support.

The K18 is also one of the slimmest and lightest smartphone available. With a 6.1 mm thickness, its very thin and light. Although the build is mostly plastic, the phone never feels cheap and offers a good handle and optimum one hand performance. It is powered by a average 2000mAh removable battery, which is minute compared to the Newman K2s 3000mAh battery.

Overall, the Newman K18 offers basically the same performancenewman k18 3 and features as with the Newman K2s. Although it has a much smaller battery, its also much cheaper which is one of the phone’s main selling point. At $199, its the cheapest FHD capable and Octa Core powered smartphone available. Also, it is also one of the thinnest and lightest device available along with a very good camera and solid build quality.

Compared to the Newman K2s, another model that offers a much larger 5.5 inch display and similar features you’ll find with the Newman K18.

  • PROCESSOR: MT6592 Octa Core
  • MEMORY: 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM
  • DISPLAY: 5.5 inch, IPS, 1080p
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • CAMERAS: 13 MP Rear and 8.0 MP Front
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Price: $249

Compared to the Newman K18, the later offers a larger 5.5 inch display, also comes with the same 1080p display, comes with a larger 32 GB internal storage and a decent 3000mAh battery compared to the K18. Although it is generally appealing, its the K18 does edge when  it comes to pricing, since it retails just $199

Positives:

  • Very Stable and Premium Performance
  • Comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM out of the box
  • Ultra Slim at 6.1 mm thickness
  • Impressive 13 megapixel Camera, with F2.2 Aperture and Sony 135 Lens support
  • Dual Sim Support and up HSDPA+ data Speed
  • Offers the same performance features with the Newman K2s
  • Cheapest or most affordable FHD and Octa Core powered Smartphone

Limitations:

  • No 4G or LTE Data Support
  • Comes with an average 2000mAh battery
  • No Gorilla Glass protection
  • No Android 4.3 or 4.4 out of the box
  • No OTA (update firmware) support, only through manual flashing

 

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Newman K18 Full Hardware and Specifications

CPU MediaTek mt6592, Cortex A7 @ 1.7 GHz Octa Core
GPU: Mali 450 MP4 @ 700MHz
Memory RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB
Micro SD Support up to 64 GB maximum
Display 5.0 inch, IPS, Capacitive, 10 point Multitouch, OGS
1920 x 1080 pixels, FHD, 16M colors, Full Lamination 441 ppi
OS Android 4.2.2 Jellybean with multilingual support
Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Filipino, French, Hrvatski, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Polish, Portuguese, Romana, Suomi, Svenska, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Camera 13 megapixel Back Camera, 4096 x 3072 pixels, Sonly 135 Lens, F2.2 Aperture, LED Flash, touch focus, autofocus, 1080p Video Recording Support, Flashlight
8.0 megapixel Front Facing Camera
Network Dual Sim, Dual Active, Dual Standby, Normal + Micro Sim Sizes
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G:WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
Data Support: GPRS/EDGE/HSPA/HSDPA+
Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gravity, Light
GPS Built in GPS & A-GPS with EPO Assistance
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB 2.0
Special Functions Playstore, FM Radio, Electronic Compass, USB OTG Support, Schedule Power On/Off, Tethering & Portable Hotspot, LED Notification, etc…
Audio Loudspeaker, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc formats / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
Video AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc…
Dimensions 144 x 69.6 x 6.17 mm
Weight: 132g
Battery Removable Li-on @ 2000mAh
Price The Newman K18 currently retails at $199 and is available here.

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