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Homtom S16 Review – Affordability Clashes With Full Display

Another smartphone that makes it into the Homtom Full Display line up (Homtom S Series) is the Homtom S16. The smartphone has an aspect ratio of 18:9, full display and also has an affordable price tag. Believe me when I say it’s incredibly affordable. Check out this Homtom S16 technical features in the segments below:


Homtom S16 has three colour variance to its name – Macaron Blue, Noble White and Gentle Black. The smartphone’s colour selection accentuates the special texture when the device is felt with the hand. The rear of the smartphone has the dual camera setup, LED flash, fingerprint sensor and HOMTOM logo. The fore of the smartphone has the front camera, touchscreen, android navigation soft buttons and earpiece as its occupants. Dedicated keys on the smartphone are the power button and the volume keys. It weighs 165 g with the battery and has a thickness of 8.9 mm.

Its HD screen has a large 5.5 inches full display with a resolution of 1280 x 640 pixels. The screen’s sharpness is dictated by the resolution and the 260 ppi pixel density. Its aspect ratio is 18:9 while its screen-to-body ratio is 72.80%. The smartphone has the multi-touch input feature.


Its hardware segment isn’t a classy one I must assert. MediaTek MT6580 gets the SoC mantle while a Quad core ARM Cortex-A7 powers the smartphone. The 4-cored processor clocks at a low 1.3GHz. The 32-bit processor type uses the 28nm process technology. To make graphics work out on the smartphone, the ARM Mali-T400 MP2 is used. Homtom S16 runs on Android v7.0 Nougat OS. The power of multi-tasking is the sole duty of the 2GB RAM. Storage of files and documents on the smartphone is carried out by a 16GB ROM which can be extended to 32GB if a micro SD card is employed.


The rear camera consists of a 13MP snapper and a 2MP secondary snapper. The camera has a LED flash to add brightening option to the smartphone’s photography. At the front region, an 8MP shooter takes the selfies. No LED flash provides brightening effect at the front. Other features of the smartphone’s camera include – beauty effect mode, HDR and panorama to mention a few. No 4G LTE connectivity on the smartphone. Only 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA make up the smartphone’s cellular connectivity.


The fingerprint sensor is located at the rear region of the smartphone. Other sensors on the smartphone include the accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

The smartphone has a Lithium Ion 3,000mAh battery. The battery gets the removable and replaceable feature which is very rare in this current smartphone era. No Quick Charge technology is included in the smartphone’s makeup. The battery gives a talk time of about 11 hours.

Homtom S16 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Homtom S16
Announced 26th September, 2017
Released Yes
Status Available


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network WCDMA – 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network n/a
SIM Type Micro SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G n/a
Speed HSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 151.5*71.0*8.9mm
Weight 165 g
Body Material Plastic
Colours Macaron Blue, Noble White and Gentle Black


Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5” HD
Resolution 1280 * 640 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~260 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch input, GFF Full Lamination, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 13 + 2 MP
Image Yes
Video 720p@30fps
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama camera with LED flash
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 8 MP


Operating System Android OS, 7.0 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT6580
CPU Quad core 1.30GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU ARM Mali-T400 MP2
RAM (Memory) 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3,000  mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 220 hours
Talk Time Up to 11 hours
Music Play Up to 18 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Homtom S16 is priced at $70 that’s about NGN25,200.

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