Prestigio are a budget electronics ﬁ rm that makes everything from eReaders to GPS devices. Their range of smartphones target a low-to-middle spot in the market. Prestigio’s latest release is the Multiphone 5550 Duo, running Android 4.4 KitKat. The battery is a healthy 3,000mAh, particularly considering the phone it has to power. There is not any Super AMOLED screen or super-fast processor here to suck power, meaning that the handset comfortably has over each day’s worth of juice, possibly running to two if you’re careful. The camera is quite good for the price point. Its impressive 13MP rear-facing snapper takes a while to concentrate, but once it does it takes razor-sharp images, though it doesn’t deal well with low light conditions. The 2MP front-facing camera does the job for selfies, but avoid the Beauty Face mode. The editing options are stock Android, aided by the only addition being Live Camera mode which takes several moments of video clip. In basic, though, it’s a good little bit of kit. Dual-SIM is a feature in lots of Prestigio’s phones, it is advertised as a major selling point for the Prestigio Multiphone 5550 Duo. Users can place a normal SIM and a micro-SIM and switch between your two.
Nevertheless, the extra SIM ﬁ ts into the microSD port, so user’s can’t expand the tiny 8GB storage space. The side bezels are thin but the top and bottom bezels are huge. The edges are unconvincing, with neither the smooth curves of a Samsung or the razor-sharp lines of a Sony. The model we tested was gunmetal grey, however the back had been plastic and inlaid with Prestigio’s elaborate logo. This mix of aspirational design and cheap materials sits uncomfortably and an easier design would have worked better. The screen is a reasonable 5.5-in with a 720×1280 display resolution, covered in a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. The colors aren’t deep but it is only hardly ever that you notice deficiencies in sharpness and videos play really well. The 1.3GHz quad-core processor isn’t with the capacity of handling more than one task at any rate and the transitions and website loading is on the sluggish side, but basic tasks are managed well. While its not a Moto E, this is quite a good phone if you’re looking for a dual SIM device. If you’re ﬁ ne with the cheaper design, and a bit of a wait when loading screens, this is a good spending plan phone for the traveling businessperson.