Review: Premio X1

Flagship flavour from Ackermans

Nowadays, a smartphone is more than just an accessory, it’s a way of life. And while the top-of-the-range phones seemingly deliver innovations day after day, the midrange smartphone market is stronger than ever. Enter the Premio X1, the brand is exclusive  to Ackermans. If you’re looking for the type of style delivered by the premium phones on the market, but find the price tag a little too much to bear, then the Premio X1 may be the perfect smartphone for you.

With the latest version of Android Oreo, the Premio X1 comes with a respectable amount of power as well as a 5.5-inch screen (a must) and a dual-lens camera, bringing it in line with some of the industries’ top titles. And its modest price range will have you smiling.

Vibrant video

The size of the X1 means the phone is small enough to fit into your pocket but large enough to ensure you won’t miss out on all that eye-catching detail of the latest binge-worthy Netflix show. And the 2,500mAh battery means you’ll be streaming and surfing for hours at a time with no interruption.

Dual snapping

Why have a single camera when you can double up? The X1 comes with two back-facing cameras at 8MP and 2MP respectively, bringing it in line with a number of the bigger brand names out there. The 8MP camera acts as a standard normal lens, while the 2MP takes on the role of a telephoto lens, helping the phone deliver 2x optical zoom as well as perfecting portrait shots.

But it’s the wide range of filters and manual photo settings adjustments that really raise it above its competitors, allowing you to get your exposures just right. This is aided by the dual-tone LED flash and HDR, which mix several exposures into one perfect shot. It’s here that your value for money really kicks in.

And don’t worry selfie lovers, the X1 comes with a 5MP front-facing camera for those perfect Instagram shots.

A bite out of Android Oreo

The X1 comes loaded with the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world, Android Oreo. It’s so easy to use and so streamlined, it’s no wonder that over 2 billion devices currently use Android. Oreo sees the inclusion of a number of new features to make this phone an operating powerhouse.

  • Notifications – these will now be displayed right on your home screen close to the app where you have notification views.
  • New Emoticons – a completely redesigned emoji set, bringing them more in line with those used by other popular platforms.
  • Video Multitasking – minimise your video or video call in the corner of your screen, while still playing or staying connected in real time, so that you can find whatever else it is that you’re looking for.
  • Google Play Protect – rest easy in the knowledge that your device is being protected with the utmost care. Google Play Protect is constantly scanning and verifying new apps in search of potentially fraudulent activity.

Great value

What makes the X1 so special is that Premio has found a way to deliver a top-of-the-range smartphone with features that match up impressively with its peers, at a price that will really set it apart from its competitors. And of course, the X1’s premier look and feel mean that you can do everything you need to … without compromising on style.

Phone Specs:

OS: Android Oreo


Storage: 16GB

Rear camera: 8MP + 2MP

Front camera: 5MP

Battery: 2,500mAh

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