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  • Philips S397: fingerprint scanner, LTE and advanced power saving

    Sometimes only one thing is required from a smartphone - it is good to perform everyday tasks. It is not megahertz and pixels that are important here, but a convenient shell, confident network reception and the ability to extend the battery charge for several days. Philips S397 meets these requirements: a simple and inexpensive device that has the necessary functions.

    Convenient to use

    Despite the low cost, the smartphone was equipped with a fingerprint sensor: it is located on the back cover, you don’t have to reach for it. The dark gray body resists fingerprints, they are practically invisible. The manufacturer did not give up the audio jack - a commendable decision. It is located on the top of the gadget, as well as a micro-USB port for charging, which is unusual.

    Philips S397: fingerprint scanner, LTE and advanced power saving

    Philips S397 received an IPS-display with a diagonal of 5.72 inches with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The design is classic, there are no cutouts on the screen. Near the speaker is a front-facing camera of 8 megapixels, its capabilities are enough for video communication and selfie in good lighting conditions. The main camera is represented by a dual-module of 13 and 0.3 megapixels with support for bokeh effect.

    The smartphone works in LTE networks. You can use two SIM cards, which is convenient when you need to separate the work and home numbers, but there is no desire to carry two phones with you everywhere. Also, Philips S397 equipped with an FM-receiver, it will please fans of listening to the radio on the go.

    Philips S397: fingerprint scanner, LTE and advanced power saving

    Keeps track of Power

    The Philips S397 has a 3000 mAh battery. This is enough for a day of work without recharging. The device continuously played video in Full HD resolution at 50% screen brightness for eight hours. Autonomy can be improved by using advanced energy-saving settings.

    By default, the Philips S397 uses the “smart saving” mode, but other options are available in the settings. "Increased savings" disables unnecessary background activity and leaves access only to those programs that the user has selected. Thus, the smartphone can work for a long time without needing recharging: the manufacturer claims 520 hours in standby time and more than 22 hours in talk mode.

    Philips S397: fingerprint scanner, LTE and advanced power saving

    Enough speed

    The gadget is equipped with a quad-core Unisoc SC9863A processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz. RAM 2 GB and the size of the internal memory is 16 GB, but it can be expanded - there is microSD support up to 64 GB. The device runs on the current operating system Android 9.0.

    Philips S397 filling refers to the initial level, but it is enough for everyday use. The OS is not overloaded with settings and heavy animation. In AnTuTu smartphone scored 71 598 points. The model allows you to pass the time on the road for simple games-timekillers, there is no problem with playing videos on YouTube.


    Philips S397 is suitable for those who appreciate the simplicity and ability of smartphones to easily perform basic tasks. Calls, watching videos, chatting on social networks - it can do it all. Despite the moderate cost, the gadget was equipped with a fingerprint scanner and LTE support, and the built-in storage capacity can be expanded using a memory card. Another feature is the choice of energy-saving modes. You can find a balance between speed and autonomy without difficulty.

    When buying a smartphone in the official Philips online store, the buyer receives a Philips TAUN102BK wireless headset as a gift. The promotion is valid until September 30th.

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