I’ve been wondering if you guys are aware that Pepsi made a smartphone sometimes back, and on the other hand, while will a soft drink company decided to go into the smartphone industry?
This review article is all about the Pepsi smartphone - P1 and the rest - why they went into the smartphone industry when everybody knows them a Soda producing company; the value they decided to add with this venture, and every other thing you might need to know about these smartphones.
To start with, Pepsi has never been the first unpredictable company to venture into the smartphone industry. For example, Facebook ventured into it back in 2013. They tested the waters with HTC in 2013, making Kodak to follow suit by releasing the IM5. As there is no successful business without sales, it soon turned to be a dramatic flop for Facebook with only about 15,000 units sold in the United States. Recording their individual success story, there was no sales results attributed to Kodak though, except the fact that only 4 stores in the Netherlands stocked in their products, with no much of a good result.
But one notable thing about the two company they both had quit convincing reasons to try out smartphones. Facebook, on its own allege that, the phone was designed to promote the unsuccessful replacement for the Android desktop. While Kodak aimed at consumers who bought or were buying a smartphone for the first time, relying on their brand being known to the Older users already.
But virtually everybody wondered why Pepsi would go into the Chinese competitive smartphone market when their core business had nothing whatsoever to do with technology. This made optimistic to be asking such questions as : Why will Pepsi go into the smartphone industry. Owing to this, and many more related query , one of their representatives, had to clear the air by saying thus :
"Pepsi has no plans to get into the mobile phone manufacturing business, but we are committed to engaging with consumers in innovative ways to grow our brand. We’ll share more news as it becomes available."
Pepsi smartphone - P1
After all said and done, Pepsi smartphone P1 was lunched in November 2015, on Android 5.1 OS, and below are its review:
But first off, the phone itself is manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment. The aluminum monocoque has a 5.5 "1080p screen (2.5D glass) and an octa-core MT6592 chipset. The program is called doo OS and is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The phone has 13 MP main cameras (f / 2.0, 1 / 3.06 ") and 5 MP selfie cameras, as it is now popular with A 3000 mAh battery capacity. Pepsi Phone is a dual SIM card with P1, LTE connectivity. There is a version for the Chinese Unicom P1 (with FDD-LTE). Either way, you can replace your second SIM card with a microSD.
Pepsi smartphone P1 Review : Design and Display.
We have a 5.5 inch 1080p LCD screen that is clear, bright, vivid and one of the best panels in this cheap phone.
There is a 5 megapixel selfie camera at the top of the screen. Unfortunately, there are no LED notification lights and the capacitive buttons are not backlit. For the main camera we have a 13MP shooter that is coupled with an LED flash. There is a fingerprint scanner under the camera. While not the fastest, it is accurate enough to work directly in standby.
Pepsi smartphone P1 Review : Hardware.
The Pepsi phone is not outdone when it comes to internal hardware. It comes with an octa-core of MTK6592 chip, clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. And, These aren't the flagship specs; the phone handles 3D games pretty well.
Pepsi smartphone P1 Review : User Interface or Experience.
Talking about the Pepsi user experience or UI performance, that's fine with the phone. The phone had no problems or delays In these functions. The phone comes with a surprisingly good implementation of the pre-recorded Android 5.1 dido operating system.
All of the icons on the home screens contain Pepsi design elements. Although this confirms the purpose of this phone, many users might not be a big fan of this cartoon. On the other hand, the user interface has numerous customization options and some additional functions such as gesture and movement control.
Pepsi smartphone P1 Review : Connectivity
When it comes to connectivity, the phone supports 4G and can get 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM card and microSD card. The phone has no problem with connection. Even the GPS lock speed was fast and GPS was accurate.
It has a beautiful metal design and excellent structure and a shiny screen. In addition, the phone works well and the user interface may look a bit caricatured, but it has nice features.
In addition, the camera can capture decent daylight images, and the phone has good dynamics. On the other hand, you should take into consideration that the Pepsi smartphone does not have an LED light, the capacitive buttons are off, the phone is built on Android 5.1 dido OS. It also has installed bloatware applications.
Although this phone might not be the best to cater your technology needs, yet is it among the best smartphones in this price tag. It sure will give you a good user experience.