The IMO S2 isn’t the smartphone that’s about to reshape the landscape of the mobile world, but what it does present is a low-cost offering which has a solid feature set – perfect for first-time users, kids and those wanting a cheap backup handset.
IMO S2 Full Specification, Features, Price, Release Date And Review
IMO S2 price and release date
The IMO S2 release date is slated for around September, but an exact date is yet to be confirmed. We do, however, know the IMO S2 price – it’s just £129.
IMO S2 design and display
The IMO S2 comes with a solid design, featuring a metal rear and glass front that delivers a pseudo-premium finish.
It’s not at the same level as the iPhones and flagship Samsungs, but considering the price point the IMO S2 provides a pleasing feel in the hand.
There’s also the bonus of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, giving you a secure biometric option which isn’t yet commonplace at this end of the market. There’s no NFC on board though, so you won’t be able to use Android Pay on the IMO S2.
The 5-inch display keeps the size of the IMO S2 compact at 142 x 72 x 8.2mm, which makes for an easy-to-handle handset. The HD (720p) display is bright and clear, with good viewing angles, and ensures that texts and images are crisp.
IMO S2 performance and interface
With a 1.25GHz quad-core chipset and 2GB of RAM, the IMO S2 is well equipped under the hood for day-to-day tasks.
During our brief hands-on time with the phone we found that apps loaded smoothly, and you won’t have any issues when it comes to web browsing, emails, social media and messaging.
Another nice addition is the inclusion of the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android 7 Nougat – and Verve Connect (the company behind the IMO brand) has kept things very close to stock.
We were using development software and hardware, so the appearance of the interface may change a little before the phone launches, but we found the IMO S2 easy to use and mostly fluid on-screen.
IMO S2 battery and camera
The IMO S2 has a non-removable but reasonably sized 2,600mAh battery, which we expect will see you through a day of use on single charge – we’ll be sure to put this to the test during our in-depth review process in the coming months.