If we hadnt already met the Moto G wed be pretty happy with the EE Kestrels screen, but its too late for us now. You may also like:ROUND-UP: Best Cheap PhonesROUND-UP: Best Android PhonesCOMPARED: EE Kestrel vs Moto GThere is one more annoying design trait, though.85mm thick, the Kestrel makes the Moto G and Galaxy Fame look like fat phones. One possible reason for the protector is that the phone uses a Schott toughened glass layer rather than the better-known Gorilla Glass 3. Its far sharper than, for example, the Samsung Galaxy Fame a phone that still sells for around 100.
You can get it for 100 with a small credit top-up, making it around half the price of most other entry-level 4G phones. The 3.As handy and thoughtful as this protection is, you do need to remove the protector to get the best image quality from your EE Kestrel. The reason why is simple this is basically a rebranded Ascend G6, but with a few spec tweaks to get the phone down to its current alluring price.
This is likely a cost issue, but the Scott glass seems pretty hardy regardless – we’re yet to pick up a scratch. It is 4. As an extra value-add, the EE Kestrel comes with a screen protector attached, and having one applied in the factory means you dont have to worry about air bubbles: its far too easy to end up with a bubbly screen if you add one yourself. A layer of plastic introduces a slight mottling effect to areas of block white in particular which doesnt show off this generally good screen in the best light.
Things like the all-too-clear painted on soft keys dont look all that stylish, and are common to most of Huaweis cheaper phones. At 7. Like every phone this cheap, the Kestrel is made of plastic.5mm headphone jack sits on the bottom-left edge of the EE Kestrel, which means any straight headphone jack will likely point into your pocket should you listen to music with the phone.
It is also a good deal better than some of the Huawei phone screens we saw last year: while the Kestrel is EE branded, the phone is actually made by Huawei. The Kestrel is also a very practical phone for day-to-day use. It ensures better viewing angles than many very cheap phones, and provides a pretty good all-round screen experience. EE Kestrel DesignThe EE Kestrel is very similar to the Huawei Ascend G6.
The microUSB port is on the top another trade-off for that curved bottom but aside from ruling-out being able to dock the phone the right way up, there are not major downsides to this choice. But this is a screen wed be more than happy to live with. The exact screen type is an IPS LCD. The grey-on-black body is not an outright beauty either, but for a sub-100 phone its not too bad at all.
The Motorola Moto G offers a much better screen and sells for the same price. Other cheap 4G phones, like the HTC Desire 610 and Sony Xperia M2, cost upwards of 200 and have larger screens of the same somewhat-limited resolution.5 inches across, the same size as the Moto G. This is a phone thats very easy to use in one hand too, and slips into all pockets with no issues.
The bottom of the phone is curved, which is one of the consistent traits of Huaweis P and G phones, giving a hint of design missing from anonymous entry-level Androids. And the difference isnt just aesthetic the Moto G display is much better for browsing, playing games and of course watching films/TV episodes. Its not quite as good-looking as the Moto G, though.
Its not the most sensible move, even if it does look neat next to the phones curvy bottom. It brings sharper images, better colour, and significantly better contrast for a picture that pops that bit more. Happy, that is, if we hadnt already experienced the Moto G. There are some compromises in contrast, black level and colour, which make the EE Kestrel look slightly anaemic compared with more expensive phones.
Looking at other competition, though, the EE Kestrel comes off much better. EE Kestrel ScreenA big part of the EE Kestrels great accessibility is the screen’s size. Small enough to handle easily in one hand yet big enough to web browse, play games and watch videos on comfortably, the EE Kestrel is definitely a phone that deserves to be hawked out to a large, mainstream crowd. This makes the Kestrel a great buy if 4G is a must and you only have 100 to spend, even if in several respects its not quite as good as the Moto G, our current budget Android phone favourite.
The EE Kestrel is the cheapest 4G phone to come to the UK so far. With a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, the EE Kestrel display is not super-sharp, but its not bad either. Finally hope you guys enjoy it!