NGM YouColor P514 Review

After P508, let’s learn more about the P514 the gamm in YouColor of NGM. Unlike the P508, here we find a 5.5 inch diagonal display with HD resolution, and a 2600mAh lithium battery. All other hardware characteristics remain virtually unchanged.

Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:

NGM YouColor P514 integrates a processor MediaTek, a MT6735A Quad Core Cortex-A53 to 64 bit from 1.3 GHz with 2 GB of RAM and Mali-T720. Good overall performance with heavy applications and games that we don’t take much to start. Both Asphalt 8 (15 seconds to boot) that Real Racing 3 can be played at full resolution at a decent framerate. During extended gaming sessions you have some overheating on the back.

The P509 is a Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) and 2 g networks are supported, 3 g (HSDPA + 42 Mbps/11 Mbps) and LTE (800/1800/2600MHz) in ch. 4 (150Mbps/50Mbps) dynamic that we can set alternately on SIM1 or SIM2. SIM management is done via menu where we can choose the preset for calls, messages and data. The choice of the SIM in call or messages can always be chosen even through notification drop down. There is also Wi-Fi b/g/n monoband with Wi-Fi Direct and miracast, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB port with OTG support and a GPS receiver.

  • Size: 152x77x9
  • Weight: 164 GR
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Cortex-MediaTek MT6735A A53, 64 bit
  • GPU: ARM Mali T720
  • MemoryRAM: 2 GB
  • Memoryinternal: 16 GB
  • Tabsof memory: microSD
  • Display: 5.5 inch IPS, 1280 by 720 pixels-Curved 2.5 D glass
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • SystemOS: Android 5.1
  • Cameras: megapixel/13 8 Megapixels
  • TabSIM: 1 x microSIM miniSIM-1 x
  • Networks: 2 g, 3 g/HSPA + (42Mbps) and LTE Cat4 (150Mbps)
  • 4 g dynamic SIM 1 or SIM 2 adjustable
  • Wi-Fi:11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), Wi-Fi Hotspot, WiFi Display
  • USB: 0, MicroUSB with OTG
  • Bluetooth:0

The back cover is slightly rubberized plastic according to Smartercomputing, not particularly high quality. The camber of the profile allows to always have a good grip to the benefit of ergonomics. There are no features to enhance the use with only one hand excluding the possibility of reducing the number keys.

Laterally there are buttons for volume and power button. On the bottom there is only the microphone while on the top there are the 3.5 mm audio jack and microUSB port with OTG support.

On the back there are the main camera from 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and the grill of the speaker. On the front, protected by a scratch-resistant glass that has a slight curvature at the edges, we have light sensors and proximity and an 8 megapixel camera. The function keys are backlit and not have the vibration feed that is deactivated when set to silent mode. Missing, unfortunately, a a notification LED.

Removing the back cover you access the battery compartment where are placed also the slot for SIM (SIM1 and SIM2 mini SIM to micro SIM) and one for the microSD to expand the 16 GB of integrated storage of which slightly more than 11 users.

Display:

The display is a 5.5 inch IPS with HD resolution 1280 by 720 pixels. Default colors not heavily loaded but we can still adjust them using MiraVision functionality. Viewing angles are quite large but the blacks who tend to lighten already at angles that are not particularly marked.

Pretty good outdoor visibility thanks to a gentle oleophobic treatment of glass and light sensors that can adjust fairly rapidly the backlight.

Good, finally, responsiveness to touch. Using the standard Android keyboard you can write quickly and accurately.

Drums, Audio and reception:

The battery is 2600mAh lithium and manages to get us to late evening with a use quite intense. A power-saving mode that limits performance, data connectivity and functionality of the device. Once activated will switch off automatically when I put back in charge.

The quick search in the phonebook is the ability to record conversations. I was not convinced the audio quality through earbud that has very high volume and lacking in bass. By contrast, speaker system volume is not particularly high but the audio is pretty neat. The cellular network reception and Wi-Fi.

Software:

The OS is Android in version 5.1 Lollipop with no special customizations. We don’t know if and when the P509 is upgraded to marshmallows.

Don’t miss the possibility to program settings switching on and off and a series of gestures to scroll with the hand motion pictures in the Gallery, to change a song, taking pictures, move in the launcher or to automatically respond to calls approaching his hand to display or bringing the device to your ear. Also the double tap for revival of the display.

No problem even with regards to web browsing with Chrome browser that behaves very well offering a pleasant use of web pages.

Preloaded applications from NGM we have a File Manager to check for system updates, NGM Support and You Color, app that allows a user to order an additional shell tribute for your device.

Camera and Multimedia

The camera interface is the classic one of Android some time ago, a little dated with regard to the design, but you can choose different settings for both photos and videos. The photos have a resolution of up to 13 megapixels in 4:3 or 16:9 format 9.5 megapixels. The videos have a maximum resolution Full HD at 30 frames per second using the rear camera and VGA through the front. Can turn on both cameras a digital image stabiliser.

Considering the price range of this device, the photo quality is definitely enough. The photos are detailed but a bit noisy and overexposed though HDR still manages to maintain a good fix.Good macros. Noisy, however, photos taken in low light conditions.

Sufficient quality videos that are quite defined. The focus must be done with a tap on the display and the noise of the mechanism is captured by the microphone.

Even the music player is a little dated by Android that allows you to manage playlists and view songs by artist and album. Also a graphic equalizer in five bands. The quality sound through speaker is not particularly high but the volume is high enough. Very good the quality through headphones thanks also to the possibility to equalize the sound, either manually or via presets, and boost the bass. Also has a stereo FM radio with RDS.

The player plays video files in AVI, Divx and MKV with Full HD resolution. Are not reproduced the 4 k and audio tracks AC3.

Conclusions:

NGM YouColor P509 is sold at list price of $ 189.99 Euros in two colours. This is a device that offers a price-quality ratio isn’t particularly aggressive whereas now in this market segment there are devices that deliver performance and hardware definitely interesting. Good overall performance, battery life and the amount of memory that was available. More than enough, in relation to its price range, even photographic quality. I got the audio quality in capsule and lack of backlit keys and a notification LED. The plastics used are not of high quality.