The M-Horse brand is relatively new in the market, but this has not stopped them from getting a good range of devices with interesting specifications that has one of the most important features that a consumer is looking for: a low price. The lineage that began with the M-Horse Pure 1 continues with the third generation: the M-Horse Pure 3. It is just an improvement in the performance of the phone what justifies its purchase? Let’s solve this question, so be ready to meet the proclaimed cheapest Smartphone with MediaTek 6763 chip.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Package
We are faced with a classic but tough cardboard packaging. The same is white and on the front only has the name of the brand and model of the Smartphone. The other sides do not change this pattern much. On the back, we can see some of the features of the device.
In terms of content, it has everything we need to start using our new Smartphone without worrying about anything. In total it includes:
- 1 x M-Horse Pure 3
- 1 x Screen protector
- 1 x Acrylic case
- 1 x USB Type C Adapter to 3.5mm
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Power adapter
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Design
Maintaining the new trend of phones without bezels, the M-Horse Pure 3 has a front almost completely occupied by the screen. There are still certain thicknesses that keep it away from modern terminals, but the effort to achieve the effect is very good. The device has dimensions of 7.28 x 15.11 x 0.87cm. The body is built in an aluminum alloy.
In the back we there are dual cameras configuration, the fingerprint sensor (with 360° scanning in only 0.1s) below them, and the LED flash. It also has the name of the brand in silver letters.
The unlock and volume control button are on the right side, while the USB Type C port and speakers are located on the bottom. This means that M-Horse has decided to dispense the 3.5mm jack since the other sides do not have any interface. In general, the finish of the terminal is very good for the price range it has, feeling like we have a high-end terminal in our hands.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Display
The display of the M-Horse Pure 3 is not the best on the market, it fulfills its purpose for the size it has. In total it has 5.7 inches (0.29 inches less than the Pure 2) that achieve an 18:9 aspect ratio. However, for those dimensions is a bit disappointing the HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440p, which translates into a density of 282 pixels per inch, which occasionally generates images not very defined. The technology used for its development is IPS, which gives good viewing angles and is complemented by a 2.5D crystal
But not everything is bad. In total, the screen occupies 76.52% of the front, which means that it has a good visual space. In addition, the capacitive panel accepts up to 10 points of contact.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Hardware Performance
The point where the M-Horse proclaims itself as the king, its combination of hardware for a low price. The SoC of the mobile is a MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V) octa-core conformed by 4 ARM Cortex-A53 of 2.0GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 of 1.5GHz of speed. We are facing a 64-bit processor built with a 16nm lithograph, which is a surprise at the power level for the price of the terminal
.Accompanying this beauty there are a GPU Mali-G17 MP2 dual-core at 700MHz and 4GB of RAM LPDDR4X. The performance is definitely very good, and we had no problems running demanding games like Asphalt 8 or Vain Glory, in addition to that, the multitasking performed very well. The storage memory is well-resolved thanks to its 64GB of ROM, but if this isn’t enough, it has the ability to be expanded by a micro SD card of up to 256GB.
As a last verification, we performed a benchmark test with AnTuTu and the result was 76,800 points, being almost half as powerful as the most expensive terminals in the market.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Cameras
The cameras are another of the strengths of the terminal. The M-Horse Pure 3 has 4 to be precise: 2 on the back and 2 more on the front
.The rear cameras are Sony sensors of 13MP and 5MP accompanied by a double LED Flash. Thanks to the MediaTek chip and the dual configuration, the device is specially designed to capture photos with the bokeh effect. The resolution of the photos can reach 4160 x 3160p, while the videos reach up to 1920 x 1080p at 30fps. The overall result is very good. The terminal also has the latest in CCU technology, which allows it to achieve a faster focal correction and better adjust to different levels of light exposure. Below we leave some images taken with the cameras for your enjoyment.
As for the front cameras, these are 8MP and 5MP and also have a LED Flash. The photographs also reach a fairly good quality, although the same cannot be said for videos that only reach up to 640 x 480p at 30 fps. However, it is good to point out that one of the lenses is a 130° wide-angle lens, which allows the so-called selfies to be much better and easier to take when having a larger capture space. The M-Horse Pure 3 includes a beauty software, which in appropriate conditions will achieve a very good effect.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: OS Connectivity
At the level of OS, the device comes with Android 7.1 Nougat with the possibility of being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. This can be done through the OTA function.
Connectivity is not far behind, as it has dual-band Wi-Fi connection through the 802.11 a/b/g/n controllers, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Wi-Fi direct. It has Bluetooth in its 4.0 version that although it is not the most modern, it fulfills its purpose. It also has the always useful GPS and A-GPS.
For telephony options, the Smartphone has space for 2 Nano SIM cards for 4G LTE plans. In addition, thanks to the LTE Cat 6 protocol, download speeds are much higher, reaching up to 300Mbps in download. As for the physical ports, it has as mentioned previously, 1 USB port Type C 2.0
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Battery
The battery of the M-Horse Pure 3 is quite large, with a capacity of 4000mAh. During our use, the Smartphone managed to overcome the day of use with intermediate power activities. The company claims that this is due to CorePilot 4.0 technology, which helps the device to better manage its resources. Whatever the cause may be, you will definitely not have problems with duration.
M-Horse Pure 3 Review: Conclusions
In short, the M-Horse Pure 3 is a round device in the sense that it fully complies with what it promises. Its performance is everything it promises, and its cameras are a delight. For this price range, we have a terminal to take into account when buying a Smartphone.