Fero Mobiles started making smartphones for the Nigerian market in 2016 and so far the company has managed to produce decent smartphones that can compete with existing brands, one of which is the Fero Royale A1.
The Fero Royale A1’s most defining feature is its monster 5000mAh battery, which makes it the perfect device for those who need a long-lasting smartphone at an affordable price. It can be likened to a budget power bank with smart features, but this doesn’t mean it is less performing in other areas.
The Fero Royale A1 Specs (Key) :
- Display: 5.0 inches ,1280 * 720 pixels HD
- Software: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- Processor: Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 processor
- Memory: 1GB RAM , 16GB ROM
- Camera: Front — 5MP | Rear — 8MP
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Jumia Nigeria – Royale A1 –
Design & Display
The Fero Royale A1 comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which has an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and 267 PPI pixel density. Its screen is covered with 2.5D curved glass and protected with Xensation Glass which is similar to the popular Corning Gorilla Glass.
The smartphone has a textured poly-carbonate based back cover which is available in Gold and Space Grey colour options. It uses on-screen buttons for navigation, and has its speaker grills placed at the bottom of its rear panel. Thanks to its massive battery, it is 9.4 millimetres thick and weighs 137 grams.
Memory & Performance
The Royale A1 is powered under the hood by a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor which uses Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. Its graphics operations are handled by a Mali-400MP GPU.
This smartphone comes with 1GB of RAM for multi-tasking and 8GB of ROM for file storage / app installation. Its default internal storage capacity can be expanded up to 32GB via an external microSD card.
An 8MP camera which is capable of recording full HD (1080p) videos at a rate of 30 frames per second and has Autofocus is present at the rear of the smartphone with a LED flash which provides lighting.
It also sports a 5MP camera upfront for taking selfie photographs.
Battery, Connectivity & Software
The Fero Royale A1 packs a whopping 5000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery capacity which is helpful for those who use their smartphone for most of the day and need something they can always rely on on-the-go without needing to plug it into a socket every now and then. The downside to a battery capacity as large as this is that it takes time to charge , and considerably increases the weight and thickness of the phone.
This smartphone comes with dual micro-SIM slots with dual standby, but it’s a pity that it does not support 4G LTE networks. It has Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n for wireless connectivity, GPS for location tracking and a micro-USB v2.0 port with USB Host (OTG) for charging/reverse charging and transferring data from one device to another through wired connections.
The Fero Royale A1 runs on version 6.0 with the version name Marshmallow of the Android operating system out of the box.
Pricing & Availability
The Fero Royale A1 comes in Gold and Space Grey colours and costs between N29,000 and N32,000 in the country. This smartphone can be purchased online from Jumia Nigeria.
Fero Royale A1 Full Specifications
- Announced: January 2017.
- Available: Yes.
- SIM: Dual Micro SIM slots.
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 6.0 Marshmallow).
- Price Range: N29,000 – N32,000.
- Fingerprint: No.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
- 2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Bands:
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.0 inches.
- Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Protection: 2.5D curved glass.
- Dimensions: 145.5 * 71 * 9.4 mm.
- Weight: 137g.
- Build: Textured Poly-carbonate based back panel.
- Colours: Gold & Space Grey.
- Chipset: 64-bit 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 processor.
- CPU: Cortex-A53 Quad-core.
- GPU: ARM Mali-400MP.
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot tethering.
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: v2.0.
- NFC: No.
- RAM: 1GB.
- Internal Storage: 8GB.
- External Storage: expandable up to 32GB via microSD.
- Rear Camera: 8MP.
- Rear Flash: Yes, LED Flash.
- Features: Autofocus. 1080p video recording @ 30fps.
- Front Camera: 5MP.
- Front Flash: No.
- Features: n/a.
- Capacity: 5000mAh.
- Type: Non-removable Li-Po battery
- Features: n/a.
- Ambient Light.
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– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
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