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Fero Iris Review: Unbiased In-dept Analysis with Photos

 


Fero Iris Review: Unbiased In-dept Analysis with Specs, Photos, videos and Price in Nigeria

It has been over a month since I published the unboxing video of Fero Iris smartphone. In the video, we were able to show you what’s in the box? the design of the device and also test the iris scanner technology which serves as a security of the device. Just in case you missed the unboxing post, here is the link:

In our unboxing video, we talked about the key specs of the Fero iris and what is has to offer. But we didn’t go into details about the specs and in case you would like to find out more about the specification of the device. you won’t miss it on this page.

Having been using the Fero Iris for a couple of weeks now, let’s check out whether the smartphone lives up to its expectations.

FERO IRIS REVIEW

DESIGN AND BUILD

Fero Iris features Fero’s signature fine crafted design and solid build. It feels very light and fits perfectly in the hand as its width and height – 72 mm and 144 mm respectively. The Fero iris has a glittery gold outline around the screen, earphone and charging port at the top, volume and power button at the right-hand side and the mic at the bottom. The back has an 8.0MP camera and a flash by its side while the Speaker far below it. At the first glance, the back cover looks like a gold plated metal frame but you will be disappointed to feel a very light plastic cover. The back cover is removable to reveal the removable battery (which can be replaced), MicroSD slot, and the Dual SIM slots.

DISPLAY

Fero Iris features a 5.0-inch IPS HD Display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. It has 2.5D curved edges,  which fit perfectly with the thin gold outline. Working with the display feels very pleasant, with a doubt.

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THE IRIS SCANNER

It works even in the dark, which is very astounding. The most desirable feature about the iris scanner is the fact that it really can function during low light. The performance, as well as accuracy of the scanner, is mind blowing. It basically will take micro just a few seconds to scan your eyes as well as unlock your device. It does work when you’re wearing sun shades or spectacles as well. You can watch our unboxing video for the live test.

Fero Iris Scanner
Iris Scanner

UI & SOFTWARE

Fero Iris comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  This is nearly a stock variant of the OS with little to no Bloatware. The lock screen has a simple layout with a shortcut to Google Voice and Camera. By default, the notifications and quick settings appear on it which can not be altered. On the home screen, you’ll see a row of docked apps – the Camera, Dialer, Contacts, and Messaging. The rest of the apps are on the screen you just have to slide left or right to view them. why? Becuase it has no App Drawer. This is Fero’s User Interface (UI) called Fero Fluid. A tap on the menu button displays a shortcut to Settings, Widgets, Wallpapers and Effects. while pressing the menu button for few seconds will bring up the Task Manager, which includes Apps Data and Clear All function. A single swipe down from the top of the display opens the list of notifications, while a second swipe opens a quick setting.

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The settings menu is the same old menu with little or no difference. It contains four major groups of settings, Wireless & network is the first group. In this group, you manage your Wifi, Turbo download, Bluetooth, SIM cards, Data Usage, etc. The second group is the Device where we can manage Sound & notification, Storage & USB, Display, Apps, Battery and Memory.  The security menu houses the Iris scanner which is found in the third major group of settings – Personal. Other menus for this groups are Locations, Emergency rescue, Accounts, Google, Language & input, and Backup & reset.  The fourth and the last group is the system. it includes the Date & time, Schedule power on & off, and Accessibility menus, which offer nothing more than the standard settings. There’s a Cloud printing service pre-installed as well. The System UI Tuner offers options for re-arranging the quick settings toggles, toggles for app icons in the status bar, an embedded battery percentage, and a Demo mode.

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PERFORMANCE AND MEMORY

Fero Iris is built with a MediaTek MT6737 chipset. This is an entry-level, 1.25GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU with an ARM Cortex-A53 and a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. Even though this is a reasonable strategy, you can actually play a couple of the most popular games and also experience power-effective performance. Definitely, you might want to stay away from applications and games with heavy graphics. The Geekbench4 result shows 511 and 1448 for respectively Single-Core and Multi-Core Score.

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The device has a 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage, which can be expanded with up to 32GB. The 8GB internal memory is very poor due to the fact that the system uses up 4.53GB leaving you with slightly over 3GB free.  The microSD card slot is separate from the SIM card slots, so you won’t sacrifice your second SIM in case you need more storage. All in all, the smartphone works fine and only very heavy loading can cause hiccups and stuttering.

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CAMERA

The camera app is pretty standard. Its home screen contains the camera shutter button and video recording button, shortcuts to panorama, beauty and normal mode, the gesture capture, HDR, flash, front camera switch, as well as a shortcut to the camera settings. Clicking the Camera setting icon, it displays settings like exposure, scene mode, colour effect, anti-flicker, zero shutter delay, video quality, image resolution, etc. You also get basic editing features of photos already taken – applying filters, cropping, rotating, changing the contrast, saturation, etc.

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BATTERY

Fero Iris comes with a 2500 mAh Li-Pol battery with a standard 5V/1A charger. The battery monitor includes a Standby intelligent power saving mode, which is switched on by default as well. The software provides Battery optimization and Battery saver options as well. You can also select specific apps, which should be protected from all power saving modes.

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FINAL VERDICT

The Fero Iris is a wonderful device with a reasonable price tag. Its display is great, shoots stunning photos during the bright daylight and the opposite at night. Well, it’s not a built for the camera. The performance is manageable and Security is Awesome due to its Iris scanning security feature. The main selling points are the affordable price tag which is N31,750 on Jumia and it IRIS Scanning technology.

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  1. This is the type of smartphones I’ve always wanted, great features and quality. 2,500mAh battery is not bad and the price is affordable. I might go for this device anytime soon.

  2. There are few things i look out for when getting a new smart phone, which is the size of the RAM, ROM, battery and of course prize, and the price for this phone is really a good take for the specs. thanks for such an indepth review

  3. Mehn. So many fantastic smartphones coming out monthly. My prayer is that the economy of Nigeria should become good so that all these phones can be easily purchased without much stress financially. Money is always involved.

  4. I was strolling around Computer Village the other day when the side of eye caught a poster with the inscription “Fero Royale”

    My first thought was (and I’m not kidding) — “Royale Iron”?

    You know, because, Ferrous metals?

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