Vernee Mars – Mid-tier equipped with Helio P10 and Side mounted Fingerprint

The Vernee Mars is the latest Midranger to offer Mediatek Helio P10 chipset, it also boasts a pressure type Side Mounted Fingerprint Scanner.

Highlights of Vernee Mars:

  • Powered by Mediatek Helio P10 Chipset with Mali-T860 Graphics
  • Equipped with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (2nd Sim slot supports TF-Card Slot)
  • Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box
  • 5.5 inch IPS 1080p FHD, In-Cell, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1 mm Bezel
  • TDDI Technology (boasts 15% better touch accuracy)
  • 13 megapixel SonyIMX258 Sensor, PDAF, Dual Tone Dual LED Flash
  • 5.0 megapixel Samsung S5K5E2 Front Camera
  • CAT 6 LTE Data Support
  • Pressure Type Side mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • USB Type C (reversible Port)
  • Supports CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio), uses USB Type C Port as Audio Port
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charging Support (50% in just 30 minutes of charging)

Limitations:

  • No more 3.5mm Audio Port (uses the USB Type C Port)
SPECS Vernee Mars
CHIPSET
Mediatek Helio P10
GPU: Mali-T860
MEMORY RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
ROM: 32 GB eMMC 5.1
Expansion: Supports up to 128 GB MicroSD (sim 2 slot)
OS Vernee UI Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Supports OTA update)
DISPLAY 5.5 inch IPS 2.5D Arc Glass, Gorilla Glass 3
1920 x 1080 pixels, 1 mm Bezel, Sharp TDDI, Full In-cell
Main CAMERA 13 mp SonyIMX258 Sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), f/2.0 Aperture, Dual Tone Dual LED Flash, RWB Technology,
Antishake, Zero Shutter Delay, Voice Capture, Smile Shot, PIP, Noise Reduction, Anti Flicker
F-CAMERA 5.0 mp Samsung S5K5E2 Sensor,  f/2.2 Aperture, Beauty Mode, HDR
FEATURES Side Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Continuous Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA), LED Notification
NETWORK Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro + Nano), Dual Standby
2G: GSM 850/900/1800MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Data: Cat4 LTE
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band WiFi 2.4/5GHz
USB Type C (supports CDLA)
SENSORS Gravity, Proximity, Gyroscope, Light, E-Compass, Fingerprint
GPS GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS
IO 1x Hybrid Dual Sim Card Slot
1x USB Type C (use also to connect to Headphones – CDLA)
DIMENSIONS 151 x 73 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 175g
BATTERY built-in 3000mAh (Vcharge – 50% in just 30 mins)
AVAILABILITY (Updated Oct 27, 2016)
Vernee Mars retails at $229 – Buy here

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The Vernee Mars is the latest Sub$200 Mid-tier Smartphone to offer Mediatek Helio P10. This puts it in competition with the Umi Super, Umi Max, Ulefone Future and similar handsets. You can check them out here.

The Helio P10 is actually the successor to the Helio X10 chipset. Although of a different line-up, the P10 is said to be more efficient especially in terms of battery. But it does not offer major changes in terms of performance.

The Helio P10 Chipset, basing on my experience with the UMI Max, offers good performance but seems to struggle in gaming, especially when paired with a 1080p FHD screen. Fast paced games like Asphalt 8 seems to have it worst. But overall performance, which includes multitasking and casual use is very satisfactory. So, this means that the Vernee Mars isn’t for the heavy users or mobile gamer, but is meant for casual use.

According to the promotion, the Vernee Mars also boasts a new Pressure Type Side Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, a feature identical to the Ulefone Future. This means you can easily unlock your phone on the sides, where the location of the power and volume rocker keys are also conveniently located.

Furthermore, according to Vernee, it also is equipped with an In-Cell Display with TDDI Technology, which basically means that touch accuracy is said to be 15% better than regular displays.

The phone also comes with a 13 megapixel SonyIMX258 Sensor Camera, it also has PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus) and features Dual Tone Dual LED Flash + RWB Technology, which is said to offer better performance on low light.

Another feature worthy of mentioning is CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio), which basically means, the 3.5mm Audio Port is gone and replaced with the USB Type C Port, of course you will need an adapter. This features allows for higher frequencies and better audio output.

Finally, at it’s innards holds a 3000mAh battery with VCharge Technology or Quick Charging Support. It can charge the phone to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging.

An Affordable Mid-tier Handset with as many features packed in (first impression)

It seems Vernee wants the Midrange market to be theirs, as compared to the other rivals, it seems that the Vernee Mars has a lot of features packed in. That is a welcome site, as you will likely see the phone as a good alternative to more expensive models. We already know of the Deca Cores and Hexacores flooding the market, but the Helio P10 bridges that gap perfectly with an inexpensive but feature packed handset.


Highlights of Vernee Mars:

  • Powered by Mediatek Helio P10 Chipset with Mali-T860 Graphics
  • Equipped with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (2nd Sim slot supports TF-Card Slot)
  • Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box
  • 5.5 inch IPS 1080p FHD, In-Cell, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1 mm Bezel
  • TDDI Technology (boasts 15% better touch accuracy)
  • 13 megapixel SonyIMX258 Sensor, PDAF, Dual Tone Dual LED Flash
  • 5.0 megapixel Samsung S5K5E2 Front Camera
  • CAT 6 LTE Data Support
  • Pressure Type Side mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • USB Type C (reversible Port)
  • Supports CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio), uses USB Type C Port as Audio Port
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charging Support (50% in just 30 minutes of charging)

Limitations:

  • No more 3.5mm Audio Port (uses the USB Type C Port)
AVAILABILITY (Updated Oct 27, 2016)
Vernee Mars retails at $229 – Buy here

You may be interested:

Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)

About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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