5 great and 3 not-so-great things about the Innjoo 2

It is a season of iPhone-lookalikes, it seems. first, we had the Xiaomi Mi 4, and now we have the Innjoo 2. Both smartphones have similar design lines borrowed from the iPhone 5s. The main difference is that the Mi 4 is built with more premium material. The Innjoo 2 doesn’t quite have that premium feel despite the metal frame. It looks good. It is the feel in the hand that doesn’t quite live up to expectations.

Innjoo 2

Innjoo 2 runs Android Lollipop 5.1, has two 13 megapixel cameras (yes; front and back), and a fingerprint scanner. The full specifications is available HERE.

What’s Good

  1. Good design. A rip-off of the iPhone 5s, the Innjoo 2’s design is beautiful, really. Can’t be argued.
  2. Display is crisp, blue and bright. Top marks.
  3. Handy and lightweight. If there is something striking about the Innjoo 2, it is its slim profile, small size and near weightlessness.
  4. Very good selfie camera. The 13 megapixel front-facing camera produces great detailed photos. Colour reproduction is also quite accurate. This is one of the best selfie cameras out there.
  5. Very good battery life. How Innjoo fixed in a 3,200 mAh battery in this small device beats me, but it is a good thing and it means the phone goes on and on.

innjoo 2 rear

What’s Not So Good

  1. Unimpressive performance: despite the octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 2GB of RAM, the Innjoo 2 doesn’t meet up to the kind of performance that has been seen on other Android Lollipop smartphones clocked similarly. I do not know exactly what the problem is, but I encountered mild lags every now and then. Benchmark tests return 27,268 for AnTuTu and 16,104 for Quadrant. Compare those to the Phantom 5’s 33,669 and 21,415 for both tests respectively. Both devices have same processor and GPU. The Innjoo 2 has 2GB RAM instead of 3GB, but then it also has a smaller display. It sure looks like InnOS needs further optimisation.
  2. Weak camera dual LED flash. The dual LED on the camera is surprisingly quite weak.
  3. The Fingerprint 2.0 sensor has a high error margin. We tried. We let different people try it out. It works, but there are times it takes up to 4 attempts to unlock via fingerprint. However, the options to unlock via PIN, pattern and password are all there too, so you can ignore the sensor entirely.

There you have it all – the most striking things about the Innjoo 2. If it ticks all your boxes, it isn’t a bad device for its N35,900 price tag.

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