Astro Slide 5G Transformer with 48 MP Rear Camera, 4000 mAh Battery

Astro Slide 5G Transformer 1
Astro Slide 5G Transformer

Astro Slide 5G Transformer is an interesting smartphone. It arrived with unique specs at the display and processor departments. Though the storage is the usual specs we have seen in 2020 smartphones, it amazes me at the camera level how the manufacturer kept features powerful, yet so simple.

Astro Slide 5G Design

It is a large device. As such, the Astro Slide 5G actually weighs almost 300 grams! It has 2 Slice SIMs and an e-SIM slot inside of it. The phone comes in black and silver colors. However, the dimensions are 16.4 x 7.66 x 1.5 cm.

Astro Slide 5G Display

The display type in the phone is Colors FHD+ capacitive touchscreen of 16 million colors. Also, the aspect ratio is 20:9, while the screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels. Furthermore, the pixel density is 395 ppi, and the display size is 6.53 inches. The display protection is scratch-resistant glass.

Astro Slide 5G Processor

It is interesting to note that the Astro Slide 5G arrived with MediaTek 1000 MT6889. The CPU speed is clocked at 4.5 TOPS, while it works alongside ARM Mali-G77 GPU. The processor is uniquely designed to power a 5G Android smartphone.

Storage Features

The storage features show that the phone has 6 GB RAM, which can’t be expanded. However, the internal storage of 128 GB can be expanded through the use of a microSD card placed in its dedicated slot.

Astro Slide 5G Transformer
Astro Slide 5G Transformer

Battery Capacity

Powering the device is a 4000 mAh battery that arrived with beautiful features as it supports fast charging and Qi wireless charging. The battery can provide durable backup for up to 48 hours when there’s no opportunity for charging.

Software Features & Sensors

Android v10 is the operating system in the device. It also operates with Linus operating system. The sensors found on this device are accelerometer, proximity, light, fingerprint, magnetic, and others.

Speaker & Call Quality

The Astro Slide 5G is vibrant with stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, surround sound with the microphone. These provide good quality sounds for calls made and received, for other multi-media sounds as well.

Camera, Video, & Image Quality

There’s only one camera at the rear and also one placed at the front. While the rear camera is very powerful at 48 MP, the selfie camera is weak, for it came as 5 MP camera. Probably, this is due to the fact that the front camera is expected to snap close objects. The good thing is that the rear camera is able to provide good quality images and videos.

Astro Slide 5G Transformer Price

Buyers are presented with the pleasure of buying this smartphone for the price of $500. When converted, it sells for about 190,000 NGN.

The Verdict

Thankfully, the price of 5G smartphones are reducing. Give it up to companies that are not as popular as Samsung or Huawei but are determined to bring the price of 5G phones down. Astro Slide 5G is one such device. While the device makes use of unique features to enable the 5G network inside the smartphone, other small features such as NFC and the 5.1 Bluetooth make the phone a good choice.

Astro Slide 5G Transformer
Astro Slide 5G Transformer

Astro Slide 5G Transformer Full Specifications

Model Name Astro Slide 5G Transformer
Announced 2020, April
Market Availability Available

Network

Network Type GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900)
5G Network 5G SA 600 MHz
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A / 5G
Network GPRS Yes
Network EDGE Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body

Body Build Glass front
Body Dimensions 16.4 x 7.66 x 1.5 cm
Body Weight 300 grams
Protection n/a
Body Colors Black, Silver

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 6.09 inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
Display Multitouch Yes
Display Pixel Density 282 ppi density
Display Screen Protection Yes Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

Primary Camera 48 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video 1080p@30
Camera Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Camera Flash Yes

Platform

Operating System Android
OS Version 10
User Interface Custom

Hardware

Chipset MediaTek 1000 MT6889
CPU 4.5 TOPS
Graphics processor (GPU) ARM Mali-G77 GPU
System Internal Memory 8 RAM
Internal Storage 128 GB
Storage Card Slot Yes
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 4.2, A2DP
USB Type Type – C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh battery
Battery Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Wireless Charging No
Battery Standby
Battery Talk Time
Battery Music Play Time

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio n/a
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

Other Features

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser HTML5
Java n/a