There are not many smartphone makers that haven’t launched their own full-screen smartphone yet. But some of them did it at the very beginning of the trend. Smartisan was among them. Last year, this company designed an awesome handset named the Nut Pro. It was aiming at the business class smartphones niche. Due to an elegant view and respectable hardware, this handset became popular quickly. The same can be said about the Smartisan Nut Pro 2. It’s the first full-screen phone of the company, and as there are not many handsets with this brand on the market, it’s reasonable why the manufacturer put all of its efforts to come in with an outstanding device. We’ll manage to get acquainted with its key features below. As for now, the phone is offered at $359.21 on GearBest after using the coupon (code: GBMBP).
The selling point of the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 is its minimalist Roche style. Especially, this statement refers to the 5.99-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and InCell technology. Apart from this, the display provides a Full HD+ resolution and 403ppi pixel density. As we are dealing with an LCD screen, we can state it avoids the PenTile sub-pixel arrangement found on OLED panels. Moreover, the display is supplied by Pegasus, which provided display panels for smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 5X. At last, it offers a typical contrast ratio of 1500: 1, NTSC color gamut coverage of 80%, 500nit brightness, and covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Its frame is made of aluminum, which has passed through the metal blasting process, while CNC crafting is used for both edges. Moreover, Smartisan used CNC cut to make a groove in the middle of the frame. The latter has got a gold coloring due to a secondary anodizing. That’s why it seems the frame has cut into two parts. Thanks to this design trick the phone looks the way thinner at its 7.4mm thickness.
The ergonomics of the Nut Pro smartphones has been always one of the most controversial features. On the Smartisan Nut Pro 2, the company has done too many improvements. Say, the frame is now more rounded and it uses a 2.5D arc glass on front and rear. The fingerprint scanner is hidden under the logo on the back. However, the phone also supports facial recognition operating through the front camera. It uses the well-known Face++ algorithm that provides an ideal speed when using the facial recognition feature. This technology can be found on such super mid-range beasts as the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and VIVO X20.
Unlike the previous-gen model’s black/white dual-camera program, the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 comes with a dual-camera that uses a 13MP Sony IMX386 sensor with a single pixel size of 1.25 microns and 6P lens and a Samsung S5K4E8 sensor of 5MP with a pixel size of 1.4 microns. This sensor comes with a higher CMOS rate and an aperture of f/1.8. However, there is no optical image stabilization for this model. To take good photos in all conditions the manufacturer has packed it with a flashlight that uses an integrated RGBW sensor. There is also a 16MP front camera that uses a beautify algorithm by Momo, claiming it learns from the millions of beautiful anchors.
As we are dealing with a super mid-range smartphone, it’s quite reasonable to see the Snapdragon 660 chip under the hood. The SoC is paired with an LPDDR4 RAM and eMMC 5.1 flash storage. There are many versions, but we are talking about the 6+64GB variant. It comes with a 3500mAh battery supporting Quick Charge 3.0 with 18W. The charging and the data transfer are implemented via the USB Type-C interface. At last, the Smartisan Nut Pro 2 supports 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, GPS / GLONASS, etc.