The ThL T200 is a large and powerful phone. At 6 inches it blurs the distinction between a smartphone and a tablet and some would call it a “Phablet”. Not only is this device big on the outside, it is also big on the inside. At its heart is a MediaTek octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, plus some nice extras like NFC.
The MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor is clocked at 1.7GHz and is basically the same SoC found in the ThL T100S and the ThL W200S. Technically the processor uses ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, but unlike other eight core processors, which have two different core types (Cortex A7 and A15), the MediaTek uses eight Cortex-A7 cores. The Cortex-A7 design uses less battery than the Cortex-A15, but isn’t as powerful.
Full Specification and Relevant Features
· Display: Full HD 1920 x 1080 6 Inch IPS Gorilla Glass
· OS Version: Android 4.2
· CPU: MT6592 True Octa-Core @ 1.7GHz
· RAM: 2GB
· Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
· 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
· 3G: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
· Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
· Rear camera: 13 Megapixel Rear Camera
· Front-facing camera: 8 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera
· Video Resolution: 1280×720 Front / 1280×720 Back
· Battery Size: 2500mAh
· Storage: 32GB
· Micro SD Card up to 64GB
· Dimensions: 160 x 82 x 9mm (L x W x D)
· Weight: 210g
There is no escaping it, the T200 is big. But not because of some horrendous design flaw or because of huge bezels, it is big by design. ThL has plenty of phones in its range and the ThL T200 is the biggest.
There is no escaping it, the T200 is big.
The design team seems to have taken some pointers from Samsung as the sides of the device have a decorative metal look to them and the back cover uses a faux leather design including the faux stitching. The cover material is a matte plastic that is quite resistant to finger prints.
Around the edges are the various buttons and ports. On the very top edge is the micro USB port (used for charging and data transfer) along with the headphone jack. The volume controls are on the right and the power button is quite high up on the left-hand side. If you are holding the device in one hand then it is possible to wake the phone using your thumb, but honestly I gave up trying to use the device with one-hand. For me that isn’t a problem as I have never really used my smartphones with one-hand. I always seem most comfortable with two hands, even on smaller phones. This is probably a habit I picked up when using PDAs like the Palm Pilot, device in one hand, stylus in the other.