O+ Grande Price Php 5,995, Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score, Unboxing, Accessories Check

Yesterday afternoon, TP Writer Fellow Nico Aguila asked me on Twitter if the freshly released O+ Grande is worthy of our recommendation. Let me answer his question through this post.

O+ Grande

Nico, O+ Grande - which costs only Php 5,995 - gives you features that you'd previously find only on handsets that cost more than Php 10,000 like Samsung's Galaxy Mega releases. And if only for that, I'd gladly recommend it to anyone who's looking for an affordable Quad Core smartphone with a display that's large and clear enough for enjoying content -- especially movies and videos.

O+ Grande

Since I've mentioned 'features', let's talk about specs.

O+ Grande sports a massive 6-inch HD IPS display that - according to the American company - was specifically designed to deliver a great movie viewing experience. (With such large display, the Grande is - needless to say - already a full-fledged phablet or a smartphone-tablet hybrid.) At the back, you'll find the phone's 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash - that takes very decent shots - complemented by a non-BSI 2MP front cam for selfies.

O+ Grande, O+ Grande Antutu, MediaTek MT6582 Antutu
Under the hood, O+ Grande runs default Android 4.4.2 KitKat - incorporating O+ customized icons and innovations like O+ Air Shuffle and Air Share - with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 and Mali 400 GPU based MediaTek MT6582 chipset. The device handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM and has 4 GB of ROM that you can beef up using Grande's microSD card slot. All these internal specs give O+ Grande a good Antutu Benchmark Score of 17,354, which you'd feel in the smooth touch response, screen transitions, and gaming performance of the device.

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O+ Grande's packaging is similar to that of previous flagship releases by the American company, including O+ 8.12, 8.15, and 8.16.

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O+ generously included a screen protector as well as a free 4GB SanDisk microSD card in the package.

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The travel charger has folding flat prongs -- making it less likely to scratch your other gadgets when placed alongside them inside your bag.

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Free piece of cloth for cleaning the 6-inch grand display

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All O+ smartphones come with 1 year parts and service warranty. And should your handset require after-sales service, you can just give O+ a ring and request for home pick-up and delivery service for just an additional Php 50; It's a value-added service that's perfect for busy individuals who don't want to be bothered bringing their devices to an authorized service center.

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The phablet has a sizable 2,800 mAh battery pack, which - I find - delivers around 12 hours of uptime with mixed usage, including 3 hours of web browsing, checking and updating Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from time to time, taking around 20 photos, listening to around music for around an hour, making a few short calls, and sending text messages.

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O+ Grande is made for enjoying HD video content so you'd really need additional storage on top of the 1.68 GB internal storage space that's available to users.

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O+ Grande

Is O+ Grande the right handset for you? If you're on the look out for an affordable device that combines the benefits of a very large screen akin to that of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone, the O+ Grande is ideal for you.

O+ Grande

For me - though - more than the massive display, O+ Grande's no-nonsense design, stellar build, large battery, powerful processor, and set of unique O+ software innovations like Air Shuffle and Air Share are what makes it one of the most 'sulit' smartphones the US-based company has released in the Philippines to date. I mean, Nico, I still can't believe it only costs Php 5,995.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name O+ Grande
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), 6-inch Phablet
Price Category Lower Midrange
Dimensions168.5 x 87.4 x 10.1 mm
Weight TBD
Available Colors Dark Blue, Black
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Display 6 inches, HD, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7, Mali-400MP GPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset
Internal Storage 4 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 2 MegaPixels Fixed Focus
Video Capture Full HD 30fps for main camera, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DivX, Xvid, FLV, MKV, H.264, H.263, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, Flac (TBC)
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual SIM, Dual Standby = Regular Mini + Regular Mini SIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 2,800 mAh battery
Uptime 360 Hours of Standby
18 Hours of Talk
15 Hours of Music Play
5 Hours of Web Browsing
4 Hours of Video Playback (All TBC)
Value-Added Features O+ Air Shuffle, O+ Air Share
Announcement November 10, 2014
Availability November 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 5,995