Most people might remember X-Tigi as the company that brought us “power bank phones” that would “last forever”. Aside from feature phones, X-Tigi has made a name for itself when it comes to budget smartphones. Starting from the VR-Ready X-Tigi Vision 6 to their first ever 4G smartphone, the Inspire 3.  X-Tigi’s latest flagship device, the A1 Plus, focuses on performance and this is evident just from looking at the spec sheet.

The A1 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080P) display, a massive 4010mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, all powered by a MediaTek MT6755 processor. The device is 4G-ready with Dual SIM support as we have come to expect and is built entirely out of metal, save for the display (obviously).

Touching on design, the A1 Plus is well-built, especially with its rounded edges, slightly curved back that makes it comfortable to hold and the 2.5D glass that covers the display gives the device an elegant look, all while being slippery enough to feel expensive (I am serious).

Software-wise, the A1 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with a custom UI on top that I am not entirely sure how I feel about due to its neat features such as in-built antivirus, ability to switch the navigations button positions and an interesting edge bar feature that is reminiscent of Samsung’s edge panels, but the lack of an app drawer and the iOS-like control panel accessible through a swipe up gesture from the bottom of the display puts me off.

When it comes to the camera, it features a 13MP main camera with a bevvy of features and a 16MP selfie shooter which is equally, if not more, features packed.

The X-Tigi A1 Plus will be retailing at Ksh.26,000 offline but will have a discounted price when it hits Jumia. A review of the same will be coming your way shortly, so keep an eye out for it.


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