Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bucket Tech: Hisense C30 Rock - First Impressions


Mobile phones are getting more and more sophisticated with bigger screens, faster processing power, improved cameras and longer lasting batteries but with all this extra tech, in a unibody that is designed to save space and make it small and light, it does leave the device vulnerable to breaking easily. The number one issue many have with their current smart phone is a cracked screen, whether you drop it from a small height or a long one, 9 out of 10 times it doesn't end well for you or your phone. Screen repairs are costly no matter what type of device you have, and most guarantee's don't cover that. Another common cause of damage to mobile phones is water damage, now whether you splashed a bit of water on it or you got submerged in a pool, nothing can save you from this and again, no cover from the manufacturers unless you go and take out additional insurance to which means paying more money. What if there was a phone that you didn't have to treat like fine China since it is quite durable but still have the same features as every other phone on the market?


Well look no further, last week saw the launch of Hisense C30 Rock, which they call it a "life-dimensional" smartphone. Ready to withstand whatever life throws at it...or you throw it at something. although this is highly not advised, that something could be seriously hurt by the phone. The highly durable Hisense C30 Rock is IK04 level shock resistant, as well as IP68 certified, safe guarding the device to be dust and water resistant, allowing it to withstand an unexpected swim underwater at a depth of 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes! That is some impressive ratings for a mobile phone. Even with this great level of protection, the C30 Rock still maintains a super-slim design at just 7.95mm thin, in a metal frame and soft rubber outer-casing. It's a great looking device, unlike other hardy, durable ones on sale in the market but still offers the same level of protection for the device. 


While the phone is pretty strong, there was no compromise on the performance of it, the C30 Rock has a 5.2" Full HD display that offers lavish 424 pixels per inch, it is equipped with a power engine that is driven by an efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 64-bit processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. This makes multitasking on the device a breeze, it is powered by the latest Android 7 (Nougat) OS and Vision UI 4.0. The battery is a non-removable one from the looks of it and has a lot of power, 3000mAh to be exact, it also has quick-charge functionality so you don't have to wait forever to get your phone charged. The phone also has data and battery saving modes to ensure a prolonged battery life, allowing you to still use your phones fundamental features on minimum life. 


While this phone seems great, you may be expecting a big price tag, well that's where you're wrong, Hisense recommended retail price for the C30 Rock is is R4 499 which is a steal if you ask me! And its available nationwide as well as selected online retailers. While I still await my unit to test, so far this device ticks a lot of boxes for me so look forward to putting it through its paces. 

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