Teracube: a Sustainable and Repairable Smartphone

Teracube
Teracube Smartphone

Teracube performance is actually good enough for most tasks anyone could carry out on a smartphone. The display is nice, and there is also decent battery life, a headphone jack, and no bloatware. This is what is needed for the individual who needs something a little bit different from conventional smartphones. The most amazing part is that it is a budget device.

Teracube Design

It shows itself as any other smartphone would in shape and specs. But the manufacturer claims that this smartphone makes use of recycled materials at the glass, frame, and back cover. This seems to be an introductory offer from the company.

Teracube Display

This phone has a good display size, seeing it came with 6.2 inches screen. That is laudable for this is the first-ever smartphone from Teracube. Also, the display type LCD full HD capacitive touchscreen technology. Screen resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels.

Teracube Processor

The performance department of Teracube is effective as it has MediaTek Helio P60 at the helm of affairs. The CPU speed is clocked at 2.0 GHz, which indicates that the speed is not the highest in mid-range smartphones, but it has no drawbacks.

Storage Features

For Teracube, the storage department shows 6 GB RAM, which no one can expand. But the internal storage of 128 GB can be increased with a microSD card placed in its dedicated slot.

Battery Power

Powering the Teracube is a 3,400 mAh battery that can last for just a full day. This is not to say it can’t last more than that, as a moderate use or the turning on of Power Saver can elongate the battery.

Teracube
Teracube

Speaker & Call Quality

The sound coming out from the device loudspeaker are okay. There’s also a headphone jack to support dedicated noise cancellation. Making and receiving calls are things the user can do even in relatively noisy areas with ease because the volume can be either raised or lowered for sounds. Even the ringtone, media playback, and notification sounds are all perfect.

Software Features

At present, the phone runs on Android v9.0 Pie, but the manufacturer has affirmed it will receive Android software and security patches for the next three years. That starts from the time a buyer purchases it. It means we should expect the phone to upgrade to Android v10 anytime from now. There are sensors such as fingerprint, light, accelerometer, proximity, and compass inside the device.

Camera, Video, & Image Quality

There are two cameras at the rear of the phone. 12 MP primary camera operates with 5 MP at the back of the phone, while at the front, there is 8 MP for selfies. Even in good lighting, the quality of the photo is average. Shooting at night is almost impossible because the phone has no night mode. The camera features are also moderate. The thing is that those who love to have very sharp camera phones may not enjoy the use of this phone.

Teracube Price

The official price of Teracube is $240, which means that it would be sold for about 91,200 Naira in Nigeria.

The Verdict

So, it appears this phone lacks the very things that mid-rangers lack. There is no wireless charging support, no water resistance, and by default, this phone can’t work in many countries unless it is unlocked. The best thing about the phone is that once you don’t mind camera performance, the phone appears to be okay as other features look good.

Teracube Smartphone
Teracube Smartphone

Teracube Full Specifications

Model Name Teracube
Announced 2020, January
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 No
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A / 5G
Network GPRS Yes
Network EDGE Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body

Body Build Recycled materials
Body Dimensions
Body Weight
Protection n/a
Body Colors Various

Display

Display Type LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Display Multitouch Yes
Display Pixel Density
Display Screen Protection

Camera

Primary Camera 12 MP + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Video
Camera Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Camera Flash Yes

Platform

Operating System Android
OS Version 9.0 (Pie)
User Interface Custom

Hardware

Chipset MediaTek Helio P60
CPU 2.0 GHz
Graphics processor (GPU)
System Internal Memory 6 RAM
Internal Storage 128 GB
Storage Card Slot Yes
Sensors Fingerprint, 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 3400 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
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