It may not sound too much to you but we recommend that you do not miss this analysis of the Weimei Force, one of the most interesting mid-range Android smartphones on the market today thanks to its 5.5″ Full HD screen and its QuadCore process with 3 GB of RAM.
A new model for the mid-range
After surprising us with two terminals that have pleasantly surprised us, the Spanish company Weimei surprises us again with a new terminal, although in this case the pretensions are not as high as in the case of the already analyzed Weimei We and Weimei We plus.
What we have in hand is a mid-range smartphone with 5-inch screen, HD resolution and a quadcore processor along with 3 GB of RAM, the latter being the most noteworthy element at the hardware level, although later in this analysis the Wemei Force we will see if it is enough to move this terminal properly.
One of the cornerstones of Weimei is an after-sales service where in 5 days they pick up your phone at home and return it repaired. Although, as it could not be otherwise, it also stands out for offering a very attractive value for money. Only 159.99 euros.
The shapes presented by this terminal are quite simple, although it presents elements that detonate its early age. The most noteworthy is the 2.5D glass on the front, although in this case the curvature of the edges is not as pronounced as in other terminals. On the front we can see how at the bottom we have the home, back and multitasking buttons at the bottom, with the same distribution that we have on Samsung smartphones.
The edge of the glass is protected by a white plastic that, despite not being too appreciated, does slightly stain the design of the Weimei Force. We appreciate this clearly when we see the smartphone on the side, where it would have a more achieved aesthetic if you only saw the metal edge that covers all the sides and that is very well topped.
It has dimensions of 145.3 by 70.5 mm along with a thickness of 8.5 mm, being in the average of the smartphones of 5″. With the weight the same thing happens, and its 142 grams do not make it the 5″ smartphone lighter, but also not the heaviest.
And since we talk about the sides, on the right side we have the power and volume control buttons also made of metal. Their touch is precise and they have the right hardness for activation. All other connections are located at the top with the audio jack and at the bottom with the micro usb connection.
On the same right side we can appreciate the notch to open the back cover, which is made of a plastic that has a certain roughness or roughness to improve the grip of the terminal. Here we can see the 13MP main camera that features a painted plastic protective ring and the flash next to it.
As we have seen in this review of the Weimei Force, the lid is relatively easy to open, although you have to be careful with the last tabs of it, trying first to remove those from the left side (the one that does not have buttons).
Once removed we can access the removable battery, the two micro SIM cards and the micro SD memory, capable of supporting cards up to 128 GB, something that not many manufacturers certify, and that is a differentiating detail on the part of this model.
Connectivity and audio
Many smartphones in this category start to have certain elements that will soon be essential not so much for their current use and for the usefulness they will have in the near future.
Among them are the NFC and fingerprint sensor, essential elements for Android Pay to work, Google’s new wireless payment platform, which is natively integrated into the latest Android Marshmallow operating system, and which for obvious reasons have had to remove within the system customization layer that we will talk about somewhat later in this test of the Weimei Force.
Also not included is the gyroscope, an element that many do not miss until they find themselves with some application or game that requires it. Although it is true that there are not too many, if necessary for VR applications, so if you want to use your smartphone in a timely manner with a virtual reality glasses you will have to look for another model.
What we do have is the common in this type of smartphones, with 4G up to 150 Mbps and bluetooth 4.0. The plastic back favors having good coverage during calls, achieving good quality in general. In contrast, the results offered by GPS are not excellent, and depends to some extent on the data connection to achieve an accurate location.
The sound section also does not seem to be particularly careful, having a single speaker on the back of the terminal that gives us a sound that will not excite anyone, like the vast majority of its competitors.
Since friend Steve Jobs established the retina display term on his smartphones much has been talked about whether the established density was sufficient, or whether the difference with respect to higher resolution screens is really appreciated.
It seems that soon full HD resolution will be the new standard in smartphones even of this category, and it seems that manufacturers are trying to continue this war of resolutions. But do you really notice? We will not deny that yes, it is noticeable, although for this you must bring the phone closer than recommended for your eye health.
The truth is that when we think of a 5-inch screen with HD resolution, we immediately think of a mid-range smartphone. And today it’s right. But it must also be said that there are screens and screens. And in the case of the Weimei Force screen, it must be said that it is a model that offers good quality.
We have the resolution standard of the category, with which we reach a density of 294 dpi. With it anything that is to see the phone further from 30 cm it will make it really difficult to distinguish between this and another screen with higher resolution. Its IPS panel with incell technology allows us to have very vivid colors.
This is accentuated by the excellent brightness that this screen is able to offer during our analysis of the Weimei Force. The good viewing angles of this IPS panel allows you to enjoy the screen without great color distortions.
This section requires a special dedication, since the customization layer is very deep, and has a lot of elements that change from the reference version of Android Marshmallow.
First let’s talk about the aesthetic part. As has happened to us in other terminals of Chinese origin, this layer of customization ignores the application menu, and here all of them are presented on desktops. Of course, we can group them together, something quite useful if we have a lot of apps. In addition, the first time we do this, the system will propose a structuring depending on the type of application we have.
By keeping your finger on the desktop, you’ll access the organization menu, where you can sort the apps, introduce new widgets, or change the transition effect between desktops. We can also modify the theme with Theme Park, or use the eye-catching Chameleon app, where we can use a wallpaper with a color based on which we can capture with the camera.