| May 08, 2019
Finding a phone in Africa would have been a tough task for anyone just a couple of years back. Now, there is a wonderful new phone called the Mara Phone that is loaded with exciting features available at throwaway prices. And the best part is that it is the best smartphone on the market right now. So, people the world over are scrambling for this phone for their personal use.
Mara Phones is an African company that has come out with two variants – Mara Z and Mara X. Did we mention that they are exciting? Priced below the $200 mark, both come with fingerprint scanners and facial identification facility. The Mara Z has a lightning fast 64-bit Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal memory with a price of $199. The ARM Cortex A53 processor has a speed of 1.4GHz. The phone weighs 152 gram which is on the light side for smartphones.
It has a wonderful HD+ screen measuring 5.7 inches with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a Corning® Gorilla® Glass cover with 720×1440 pixel resolution and 16 million colours. It is touted as the best smartphone on the market 2019 with good reason. It gives you a world-class phone at a low price. It comes with two cameras, one 13MP rear camera, and a 13MP selfie-camera. One may take pictures in portrait mode with Bokeh effect Beauty mode, Geo-tagging mode, and it has touch focus.
The long-life battery makes it simple to charge the phone and use. It is a Li-Po 3075 mAh non-removable battery that lasts the whole day on a single charge. For your entertainment, it comes with a lot of preinstalled apps such as Facebook Video, YouTube Video, and MobilTV. It can play in a variety of formats that include eAAC+, WAV, and MP3. You can do the recording in a number of formats that include AMR, 3GP, and OGG.
For storing your files, there is Google Drive and a Music Library. It comes with Google Play Store from where you can download a variety of apps and games. There is also an FM Radio so you can listen to songs daily. The speaker is a mono speaker. Other than this, it has a Satellite GPS connection and a Digital Compass. This helps you set your location for precise navigation when you travel.
It is the best smartphone in South Africa because it is an Android One phone. Google has come forward with the Android One OS for smartphones as a means to standardize the features and provide the needed updates in time. Due to this you needn’t worry about keeping your phone up to date because Google is taking care of it. The Android is Oreo 8.0 OS making it one of the latest offering on the market. Only Android Pie is newer than this.
If you want to make a voice call or would like Google to do something for you, use the ‘OK Google’ command. The internet connectivity is VoLTE, ViLTE, and VoWiFi. It also has multiple connection Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP. You also have 802.11 ac/b/g/n Wireless Network Connection. You can make use of the Hotspot to secure connection to other devices. Synchronize your contacts with Gmail; the Exchange Server has 5GHz and 2.4 GHz dual-band support.
It does not have any bloatware that is apps that you are not able to get rid of. It comes with the regular range of Google apps such as Chrome, Photos, Gmail, and Google. Since Google will be providing updates for the next three years, all these apps will remain current all the time. Google is also providing security updates for the next two years at least. So, your phone will be safe.
Like all other phones, it has Messages, Contact, Calendar, and Clock separately tabbed. This allows you access with just one click. It supports a variety of languages from Afrikaans to German, Hindi, Indonesian, and English to Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Zulu among others. This makes it a truly international phone with all the latest features.
Make use of the launcher on your Android to organize your home screen. You can launch apps, make phone calls, and do other things on the Android phone. Then, you have the ‘Keep’ that allows the user to take notes. You can include audio, images, texts, and lists to have a personal diary of events and things you want to buy or do. The One-touch test helps diabetics keep track of their blood sugar and manage it.
If one wants to use an on-screen keyboard, there is the Gboard. This is a keyboard for Android and iOS users to help the user type when there is insufficient light. There are several gadgets on board to track the movement of your phone. This is useful for a number of purposes including tracking lost phones. It helps the phone keep record of the tilt, swing, rotation, and shake from the hardware data that comes from the sensors.
The movement comes from the user doing something like driving a car in a game or shaking the device while using the phone. In most cases, the motion tracker is not used to fix the device location but it might be used along with other devices for this purpose. It helps keep the clarity of the display intact. For photography lovers, there is an unlimited storage facility in Google Photos. The moment you take a photograph, it is automatically uploaded to the Google Photos cloud. You can access these photographs from any device.
The selfie camera is as powerful as the rear camera so you will get lovely, clear pictures when you take selfies. You can take immersive pictures with your phone using the Photo Sphere facility. One is able to zoom and span with this feature and bring more creativity into the picture. Also, it allows you to do dual recording meaning you can use the front camera and the rear camera at the same time.