Hands On Gfive “G10 Octa Core” Video Review
The Gfive “G10 Octa Core” Review
Asalaamu-Alaikum and hello everyone, we had been trying to get our hands on the new budget OctaCore device by Gfive and finally we got our chance to review the The Gfive G10 OctaCore. Is a powerful smartphone but at an affordable price and we thoroughly enjoyed reviewing it, because after the most affordable Gfive G9 this device is the most affordable Octa Core in the market right now.
A word on the “G10 Octa Core”, it has an MTK M6592 1.7Ghz OctaCore processor and a Mali400 MP GPU all accompanied by a 1GB Ram. The G10 Octa Core is a 3G phone with dual SIM support and external memory card option, plus the good part is it has a removable battery it also features hand gesture support.
One thing which we really like was that the Gfive G10 OctaCore had quite a lot of sensors more than any other device in the Gfive smartphone lineup, usually so many sensors are found in expensive smartphones.
Hands on Video Review of the Gfive G10 OctaCore
What’s in the Gfive “G10 OctaCore” Box?
The G10 OctaCore comes with lots of goodies as is the case with Gfive they usually give a good package of accessories
– 1 x Gfive G10 OctaCore
– 1 x 2100mAh Batter
– Charger with local adaptor so you can use it in the local power sockets
– Headphones (good quality)
– USB Cable
– Screen protector
– Smartphone Cover
– User’s Manual
Build Quality of the Gfive G10 Octa Core
Material Used and Design
The G10 OctaCore we tested was black color and had a premium finish , the back cover gives a metallic touch to it, although it is plastic.
The OctaCore is good to hold, it feels sturdy and durable, you get the sense that you are holding maybe a Samsung S3 or similar designed phone.
Screen and Display:
The Gfive G10 OctaCore has an IPS HD Retina display (1280*720 with a DPI greater than 300), the screen is made out of hardened scratch resistant glass, the total viewable display size is 5 inches. The IPS screen allows for better viewing at angles, when we viewed the device at an angle it did not show any color degradation. The screen of the G10 OctaCore is one of its strong points.
If you would like more information on the IPS display tech please read this article IPS Vs AMOLED
The Gfive G10 OctaCore has an autofocus 8Mpixel rear camera along with supporting LED flash, it is able to capture 720p videos at 30fps. The front camera is 5Mpixels and the result from the front Camera was quite good as we’ll share in a later camera review, but it’s a good thing for people who take lots of selfies.
SIM and Battery:
The Gfive G10 OctaCore supports dual SIM standby, meaning you can use two regular sized SIMS with the G10 OctaCore, the battery is a Li-polymer type 2100mAh and gives a good standby time.
Specifications of the Gfive G10 Octa Core
|Model||G10 Octa Core|
|CPU||MTK6592 1.7Ghz Octa Core|
|GPU||Mali 400 MP|
|Band||2G, GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz & 3G, WCDMA 900/2100MHz|
|Sim Card||Dual SIM Card|
|Screen Size||5 – inch IPS|
|Screen Color||16 Million Colors|
|Audio File Format||MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB|
|Video File Format||3GP/MPEG4|
|Image File Format||JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF|
|FM Radio||Yes, earphone needed|
|Card Extend||MicroSD Card up to 32Gb|
|Data transfer||Micro USB v2.0 /Bluetooth|
|Camera||Dual Cameras, 5.0MP front camera, 8.0MP back camera with flashlight and auto focus|
|Standby Time||About 2~3 days|
|Dimensions||146.6 x 73.5 x 9.0mm|
|Weight(Including battery)||370g approx|
Gaming on the Gfive G10 Octa Core
We tested two games on the Gfive G10 OctaCore Need For Speed: Most Wanted and NOVA 3 most people don’t realize it but most wanted is a heavy game, you can actually feel the frame rate on the game.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for speed played out pretty well on the Octa Core device the frame rate and rendering was pretty smooth, much better than on a quadcore device. The extra cores really add wonders to the entire game play process as with a quicker frame rate you can enjoy faster gaming.
Nova 3 loaded up pretty quickly on the G10 Octa Core we were able to play it without any problems meaning any sort of lag; visual or audio for that matter. There was no degradation seen during game play navigation and the graphics were rendered without any problems. The frame rate was much better again when compared to regular QuadCore devices.
All in all with regards to gaming the Gfive G10 Octa Core is good news for people on a limited budget as they can enjoy heavy games at a decent frame rate and should be able to play upcoming heavy game titles without any serious lag.
Multi-Media on the Gfive G10 Octa Core:
The G10 OctaCore has an HD IPS screen it supports Full HD playback and the IPS screen allows for viewing at an angle without any visual degradation, the screen of the G10 OctaCore is much better than that of its predecessor the G9 President. In fact the screen is one of its strong points.
The browser functionality is also good it can stream videos in HTML 5 format and can also play Flash videos with a supported browser.
Benchmarks, Price, and Screenshots:
The benchmark score of the Gfive G10 Octa Core varied between 23000 and 24000, which was very good several factors affected this score such as the mali400 Mp GPU and majorly due to the 1.7GHz OctaCore processor.
The Gfive G10 OctaCore is available from leading shops for Pak Rs.17,000. It comes with complete accessories and a 1 year limited warranty and service support from Gfive.
Below you can find screenshots of the Antutu benchmarks for the device along with sensors and other specifications.
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