THL W200SWe recently posted some of our battery results with the THL W200S. There was also a preview and an unboxing. Now that we’ve had a few days with the phone, it’s time for the review.

The THL W200S is a 5.0″ 720p MT6592 phone. The RAM is 1GB, storage is 32GB.

THL W200S physical build and feel

The W200S feels awesome in the hand. We really like the design of this phone. The front is relatively unassuming, but the curved back, slanted top and bottom and sliver of silver on the sides really add some character to the phone.

In addition, the back piece is of a unique material that feels, looks and behaves as magnesium alloy. All of this adds up to a very classy looking phone. We wish they’d get rid of the ‘Technology Happy Life’ as we find it a bit strange and corny, but otherwise this is a great looking phone.

The volume and power buttons give a satisfying click when pressed and the USB port is a firm fit.

There are zero creaks and the back piece snaps firmly and cleanly into place.

THL W200S LCD

The LCD on the W200S is bright and clear. It could perhaps be a step crisper, but we have no complaints regarding clarity. The viewing angles are excellent as it should be with IPS LCDs. Colors and contrast remained true at extreme angles from all four sides.

On our review unit, there was a slim area of minor ‘greying’ in the top-left corner. At higher brightness levels, the greying was less obvious. This is not abnormal with LCDs to have some slight unevenness regarding lighting. Our ZP980+ and H9008 displayed similar aberrations. Most people may not even notice, but it still bears mentioning.

THL W200S battery

With the SIMs disengaged, we scored an excellent 6.5 hours on the W200S. With dual SIMs in we reached 5+ hours over a 20 hour period. The battery was charged in phone.

The battery life of the W200S was a huge breath of fresh air compared to our recent experiences with Zopo ZP980+ and H9008.

Keep in mind that this was with the LCD on auto and mostly indoors. Using internet over SIM (2G/3G), playing intensive 3D games, or using high screen brightness may significantly reduce results.

THL W200S WiFi

The WiFi signal strength on the THL W200S can be classified as good. It could be a tad stronger, but for our uses it was fine. Users who will be using the W200S regularly very far from the router may find this an issue however.

Internet remained connected and we never experienced any connection loses.

THL W200S external speaker, mic, earpiece

The external speaker can be classified as great. Clear and loud.

The microphone was very good. We had no issues with parties on the other side hearing us loud and clear. The same with the earpiece. We could hear the other party perfectly and clearly.

THL W200S OTG

OTG worked great out of the box. We tested a mouse and keyboard and they both connected easily and quickly with no extra messing about required.

THL W200S GPS

The GPS on the W200S was excellent. We received a cold lock in airplane mode in <40 seconds. The warm lock was <5 seconds.

THL W200S Performance

The firmware on this phone is extremely smooth and stable. We haven’t experienced any shutdowns that some MediaTek devices are known for. There were no errors or bugs that we’ve come across as of yet.

The touch was perfect. There were no finicky touch issues as with the Zopo ZP980+.

We also experienced lower Antutu scores than we expected the Mali-450 MP4 to achieve, but it’s of minor consideration unless you’re an intensive 3D gamer. Whether this is due to firmware, underclocking of the GPU, or both, the phone has more than enough power to push Android smoothly and will be able to handle most all 3D gaming.

THL W200S conclusion

While the W200S LCD and WiFi could stand one more step of improvement, the W200S is a big winner. The very good battery life, super stable firmware, very good components and exemplary build and design of the phone should put this at the top of anyone’s list who’s currently looking for a phone of this size and price range.

Further viewing and reading

– This THL W200S acquired by 1949deal. They are currently offering a $10 discount with code ‘thlw200s310′

THL W200S Review Conclusion! Damian Parsons China phone reviewMT6592ReviewsTHL ,,
We recently posted some of our battery results with the THL W200S. There was also a preview and an unboxing. Now that we've had a few days with the phone, it's time for the review. The THL W200S is a 5.0' 720p MT6592 phone. The RAM is 1GB, storage is...
<img class="size-medium wp-image-3380 alignleft" alt="THL W200S" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/thl_w200s-350x296.jpg" width="243" height="205" />We recently posted some of our <a title="THL W200S Review Standard Use Battery Life!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3452/thl-w200s-review-standard-use-battery-life/">battery results with the THL W200S</a>. There was <a title="THL W200S Review Specifications!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3378/thl-w200s-review-specifications/">also a preview</a> and <a title="THL W200S Review – Unboxing!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3427/thl-w200s-review-unboxing/">an unboxing</a>. Now that we've had a few days with the phone, it's time for the review. The THL W200S is a 5.0" 720p MT6592 phone. The RAM is 1GB, storage is 32GB.<span id="more-3480"></span> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S physical build and feel</strong></span></h3> The W200S feels awesome in the hand. We really like the design of this phone. The front is relatively unassuming, but the curved back, slanted top and bottom and sliver of silver on the sides really add some character to the phone. In addition, the back piece is of a unique material that feels, looks and behaves as magnesium alloy. All of this adds up to a very classy looking phone. We wish they'd get rid of the 'Technology Happy Life' as we find it a bit strange and corny, but otherwise this is a great looking phone. The volume and power buttons give a satisfying click when pressed and the USB port is a firm fit. There are zero creaks and the back piece snaps firmly and cleanly into place. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S LCD</strong></span></h3> The LCD on the W200S is bright and clear. It could perhaps be a step crisper, but we have no complaints regarding clarity. The viewing angles are excellent as it should be with IPS LCDs. Colors and contrast remained true at extreme angles from all four sides. On our review unit, there was a slim area of minor 'greying' in the top-left corner. At higher brightness levels, the greying was less obvious. This is not abnormal with LCDs to have some slight unevenness regarding lighting. Our <a title="Zopo zp980+ Review OTG, Mic, Earpiece, GPS, Performance, Conclusion!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3288/zopo-zp980-review-otg-mic-earpiece-gps-performance-conclusion/">ZP980+</a> and <a title="MT6592 Hero Star H9008 Review – Part 1 (GPS / LCD / WiFi / General Impressions)" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3179/mt6592-hero-star-h9008-review-part-1-gps-lcd-wifi-general-impressions/">H9008</a> displayed similar aberrations. Most people may not even notice, but it still bears mentioning. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S battery</strong></span></h3> With the SIMs disengaged, <a title="THL W200S Review Standard Use Battery Life!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3452/thl-w200s-review-standard-use-battery-life/">we scored an excellent 6.5 hours on the W200S</a>. With dual SIMs in we reached 5+ hours over a 20 hour period. The battery was charged in phone. The battery life of the W200S was a huge breath of fresh air compared to our recent experiences with Zopo ZP980+ and H9008. Keep in mind that this was with the LCD on auto and mostly indoors. Using internet over SIM (2G/3G), playing intensive 3D games, or using high screen brightness may significantly reduce results. <h3><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">THL W200S WiFi</span> </strong></h3> The WiFi signal strength on the THL W200S can be classified as good. It could be a tad stronger, but for our uses it was fine. Users who will be using the W200S regularly very far from the router may find this an issue however. Internet remained connected and we never experienced any connection loses. <h3><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">THL W200S external speaker, mic, earpiece</span> </strong></h3> The external speaker can be classified as great. Clear and loud. The microphone was very good. We had no issues with parties on the other side hearing us loud and clear. The same with the earpiece. We could hear the other party perfectly and clearly. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S OTG</strong></span></h3> OTG worked great out of the box. We tested a mouse and keyboard and they both connected easily and quickly with no extra messing about required. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S GPS</strong></span></h3> The GPS on the W200S was excellent. We received a cold lock in airplane mode in <40 seconds. The warm lock was <5 seconds. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S Performance</strong></span></h3> The firmware on this phone is extremely smooth and stable. We haven't experienced any shutdowns that some MediaTek devices are known for. There were no errors or bugs that we've come across as of yet. The touch was perfect. There were no finicky touch issues as with the <a title="Zopo zp980+ Review OTG, Mic, Earpiece, GPS, Performance, Conclusion!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3288/zopo-zp980-review-otg-mic-earpiece-gps-performance-conclusion/">Zopo ZP980+</a>. We also experienced lower Antutu scores than we expected the Mali-450 MP4 to achieve, but it's of minor consideration unless you're an intensive 3D gamer. Whether this is due to firmware, underclocking of the GPU, or both, the phone has more than enough power to push Android smoothly and will be able to handle most all 3D gaming. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THL W200S conclusion</strong></span></h3> While the W200S LCD and WiFi could stand one more step of improvement, the W200S is a big winner. The very good battery life, super stable firmware, very good components and exemplary build and design of the phone should put this at the top of anyone's list who's currently looking for a phone of this size and price range. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Further viewing and reading</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li><a title="THL W200S Review Specifications!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3378/thl-w200s-review-specifications/">THL W200S Review Specifications</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3427/thl-w200s-review-unboxing/">THL W200S Unboxing Post</a></li> <li><a href="http://youtu.be/nmen-HWm1S8">THL W200S YouTube Unboxing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3452/thl-w200s-review-standard-use-battery-life/">THL W200S Battery Life</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3513/thl-w200s-review-pictures/">THL W200S Review Pictures</a></li> </ul> <em>- This THL W200S acquired by 1949deal. They are currently offering a <a href="http://www.chinaphonearena.com/forum/Thread-10-discount-THL-W200s-MTK6592-Octa-Core-1-7GHz-5-0-inch-Android-4-2-Smartphone">$10 discount with code ‘thlw200s310′</a></em>

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