Innjoo Max 2: the truth and the lies
If I was to rate the top ten smartphone companies in Nigeria, Innjoo would definitely creep into my list for obvious reasons. They have seemingly mastered the art of making very affordable phones that can stand toe to toe with some of the very popular brands. And when I say “affordable” I am not using the word loosely like most companies do these days to attract interest, then leave people stunned with high prices; I am talking about under-forty-thousand-naira-affordable. As a matter of fact, the Innjoo max 2 that I would be talking about today goes for 33000-41,000 nara depending on where you buy from, and I think it is a good bargain and you would see so shortly.
Announced on November 15th 2015, it comes to me as a huge surprise that the Max 2 is not as popular as it should be. As a matter of fact, I know devices that were announced at later dates with the same specifications or even lesser specifications that have gone on do better in the market. This is not in any way saying that the Max 2 is not doing well (I am not privy to their sales and profit status). The
Innjoo Max 2 runs on Android 5.1 , with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor ,1GB RAM ,16GB ROM expandable to 128GB. It has a rear camera with 13 megapixels quality while the front camera makes do with 8 megapixels. The screen is a 5 inch screen with a high definition display and it is noteworthy that the front camera has a flash. When you look at these specifications, you would agree with my earlier assertion that the phone is a bargain at 27,000. However, if you know me well, you would know that I don’t take phone makers specifications until I have done my own background check. So how did score with me?
The high definition screen claims seems to be a legit one as the videos and pictures I watched on the phone came off good. The camera claims also look to be legit as the pictures also looks good. In every understanding of the word “multitasking” that I have, the phone seems to do a good job. However, I have a little reservation about the 4000mAh battery; I am not an authority when it comes to batteries but I think the battery is not too solid (my definition of that might vary from yours). Then the front flash claims is just a rip off, I tried taking pictures in the dark and the front flash did not help much. The fast charge claims are not true also but the phone charges fine normally. The build of the phone is beautiful for me; made with polycarbonate materials which are strong and tough, you can be rest assured of the body qualities.
Having said that, I must point out that everybody buys phones for different reasons and as such you should not be blinded by just the bad sides of any phone. As a matter of fact, I would recommend the Innjoo Maax 2 to anybody wanting to get an affordable phone with reasonable specifications. I would however, warn them beforehand that the front flash is not top notch and the fast charge does not look fast to me. But if you are not particular about taking pictures in the dark (I don’t care about it) then the Innjoo Max 2 is a good phone to use. Trust me, I should know- I use one personally.