Ad
Reviews

Unboxing ntel's Konka R2: A 4G LTE Smartphone That Supports Both Voice and Data LTE

Hey, guys! Another unboxing here (P.S. The number of phones piling up for review, though), this time, it is from an unpopular brand – Konka! I believe it is pronounced as:
maxresdefault
I might be wrong, though. ?
Anyway, I got a review unit from ntel. The Konka R2 is sold together with a discounted nTel data bundle. (Click the link to see the offer).
One thing that makes ntel’s Konka R2 worth reviewing is the fact that unlike other similar 4G LTE devices that support only voice mode OR data mode, the Konka R2 supports both voice and data modes. What this means is that you can make calls while your 4G data is switched on (Other devices like the Infinix Hot S only supports one mode at a time).
Despite this nice feature, the specs came with one or two bad tidings, do check them out:

NTEL’S KONKA R2 SPECSKonka R2 specs1i

 
Here is the package:
KONKA R2 UNBOXING
The first thought that came to my mind when I saw the Konka lettering (Here is a picture below)
KONKA R2 NOKIA
… Was, yup, NOKIA!! Tell me you didn’t think NOKIA when you saw it (Look again…. You see!).
The Konka R2 comes with the usual accessories (The USB Cable and power adapter) but no earphones.
Konka_R2_accesories_
You also have a plastic case and dazzal! (I await the moment a Phone manufacturer would dazzle me with unique set of accessories)
KONKA R2 CASE
While I wait to be dazzled, meet the Konka R2, a 5.5-inch device from a company based in China.
KONKA R2 PRICE IN NIGERIA
 
On a first impression, I thought it reminded me of HTC devices.
KONKA R2 NIGERIA
But a second glance cleared that thought from my head thanks to the bezels found on the R2.
KONKa r2 bezels
Like, ?
KONKa_r2_bezels
Bezels aside, despite its aluminum build, the device didn’t feel heavy at all neither did it look fat! 
Konka R2 slim
Meanwhile, we have another “To the right” song coming right up:
to the right
 
… Because the volume buttons and power button are positioned on the right side while the other end is left bare
konka r2 volume
There is the 3.5mm earphone jack  on top
konka r2 earphone
The USB charging port and mic below:
konka r2 usb
 
… And the speakers positioned at the back.
Konnka R2 audio
 
You also have a centralized 13MP camera lens with the single flash lens placed beside it.
Konka R2 camera
By the way, the skin on the back is smooth even though it looks otherwise.
konka r2 back
Opening the back cover (Yes, it has a removable back cover) lets you in on the 2700mAh sealed up battery!
Konka r2 battery
The battery is a letdown, right?
You also have two SIM card slots and Micro SD card slot.
 
Konka r2 sim card slot
Moving to the front, we have the 5MP front camera with a proximity sensor and notification sensor. No front flash.
konka r2 sensor


SETTING UP THE KONKA R2

Setting up the device is pretty much the same experience you’d find on other Android devices, but the BEZELS kept on staring at me, like:
ezgif.com-optimize
Why waste all that space???!!
One other thing that left an impression (Not saying whether it’s a good one, for now) is the startup sound. You can listen to it below:

?
Finally, the Konka R2 has onscreen buttons as opposed to the capacitive buttons found on some smartphones.
KONKA R2 NTEL ON SCREEN BUTTONS


GIF CONCLUSION

When I realize that the R2 supports both data and voice modes:
LFaMoBD (1)


OVERALL CONCLUSION:

The front view of the Konka R2 has left a good first impression excluding the bezels….
konk r2… But how will the Konka R2 perform in real-life usage, especially the 2700mAh battery? Find out in the full review!
UPDATE
Ooops I forgot to tell you that it has a screen protector. My apologies.
Konka R2 Screen saver

Ad

14 comments on “Unboxing ntel's Konka R2: A 4G LTE Smartphone That Supports Both Voice and Data LTE

  1. OROSUN says:

    Nice Phone but too expensive for the spec if you ask me..my opinion though

  2. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Cool phone… Mad price… Hope to see the gaming and benchmark review.. Tanks miss

  3. Osakwe tochukwu says:

    Theres nothing nice about this phone…battery is medicore. 2700mah and my experience with konka tv tells me this phone’s display will be shitty. And just when i was about to say the bezels are trimmed well they shove that black line on the display up ma @$$…biko the phone doesnt worth the price chaaachaaa. Im not hating but biko with what we hv in the market out there this phone is shitty even samsung galaxy s4 is berra than this piece of crap.

  4. zita says:

    The price is ?

    1. Lucky says:

      You guys are forgetting that it is sold along with the ntel bundle.

  5. Tee says:

    Hello infinix note 2, did you lose your battery??

  6. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    WELL, FOR ME, THE PHONE IS A LET DOWN O. HOW CAN AN OEM THINK OF PUTTING A 2700mAH IN A DEVICE WITH 5.5″ HALF HD SCREEN. EVEN APPLE THAT’S SO FRUGAL WITH BATTERY WOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT…

  7. Victor Molokwu says:

    The battery doesn’t help matters, it’s even non removable, Nice to see it offers VoLte…Then that bezel..phew!
    Will wait for review..

  8. Emmaikos says:

    Quadcore? ??. Very funny. I didn’t see the Android version (kinda confused in dat area).

  9. KingAbsolute says:

    The phone is beautiful, but let down specs and expensive too. They should do better, apart from the 4G LTE data and call mode at same time.

  10. Incredible ® says:

    It looks like an unfinished job to me … more like a Chinese dude got bored manufacturing it … Miss Techy you owe me a Champagne, this is my first comment on here

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Lol, a Champagne coming right up! ??

  11. Incredible® says:

    Perfect, the bottler tells me its a 1928 bottle.. Thanks
    By the way i requested for Alcatel pop 4 plus review on Nairaland and you’ll try to get your hands on it. Am hoping you’ve not forgotten?

  12. Zzz says:

    No cemera flash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to top