Monday, January 28, 2013

SKMM Rebate RM200, Review on Ninetology Insight & Black Pearl 2, The simplest way to root any ICS devices


This evening...
I went like everywhere to redeem my phone rebate (since it's going to expire on the 1st February), but not all stores accept it. All Digi Stores will only accept the rebate by February. Luckily the CSL Store at Tesco Ipoh accept the rebate. Somehow the offer doesn't apply on all smartphones as what has been told in the news. The models left are Ninetology Stealth, Black Pearl 2, and Insight. So I bought the Ninetology Insight for my dad.



At first I was thinking to go for Ninetology Black Pearl 2
It's a dual core 4inch IPS screen device by a local company originated from Sabah 
(based on my research la)
But as I get to the store, the device is not that beautiful in real life.
It's worth the money I guess. Thanks to the RM200 phone rebate, anyone can now own a dual core smartphone at the price of RM399.






Then there's another model of Ninetology, the Insight. It's a beautiful 4.3inch IPS screen 1GHz dual core device. The price is RM699. The price after rebate is RM499.It's a little bit more expensive than the Black Pearl 2, but Insight looks luxury and high build quality as compared to Black Pearl 2 with the plastic cheap look. Insight is made of plastic too, but the front look is sleek and diamond black. Besides, Insight have the floating video feature which can only be found on Galaxy Note tab and phone I reckon.






Insight vs Black Pearl 2

Screen
Insight, 4.3inch IPS 240ppi
Black Pearl 2, 4inch IPS 244ppi

comment: 
Theoretically, BP2 is supposed to project a better display quality, but in my hand Insight look more beautiful even though the ppi is lower. I reckon there's no significant different between 240ppi and 244ppi. The front look of Insight look luxurious as the screen turn off as it turned to pitch black glass. Unlike the BP2, as the screen turned off, the plastic frame surrounded with the ugly metal ring gave him the toy look.



Camera
Insight, front camera 2MP rear camera 8MP
Black Pearl 2, front camera 0.3MP rear camera 5MP

comment:
Both phone have the same quality for rear camera, but when it comes to front camera, Insight produce a sharper image with enough light from surrounding. 



Battery
Insight, 1800 mAh
Black Pearl 2, 1600 mAh

comment:
I read some reviews about Black Pearl 2 said that the battery life of BP2 is quite disappointing. Somehow, I believe the MP2 battery is quite big for a smartphone in it's league. A random developer said that it's because of the kernel shit, damn I don't know what does it mean. Long story short, the processor is still running at the high speed even though the phone is in sleep.





Solution
I guess I know the solution. Root the phone, and manually set the CPU speed with any apps from the Blackmart or Google Play. I managed to make my Insight battery life stays much longer than before it was rooted and tweaked this way ;)

download the root software here.
It can be used on any ICS devices. I tried on Xperia U, Samsung Galaxy Pocket, Ninetology Insight and Hyundai A7HD.





Insight Gallery

it comes with a free Digi SmartPlan Prepaid

the AnTuTu benchmark score, which is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

4.3 inch IPS screen
the screen turned pitch black
when it's locked

28 comments:

bunga bunga sakura said...

Just nk thu....y pasal batry uh...xfham la awk buat cmne...sy pki bp2

amirul aizat said...

lagi tinggi processor running, lagi kuat batteri kte guna..so, kte root untuk reduce maximum processor bleh running paling tinggi berapa.

maybe 800mghz dah sesuai utk maximum speed.

tp depends la masing2 pnye device ade significant effect or not.

aleem udeen said...
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aleem udeen said...

How about the RAM. 512MB right? Agak slow ke?

amirul aizat said...

ram 512mb. standard utk mid range dual core device. So far multitasking byk2 pun xde lagging even ram 512mb. even bwt floating video n maen temple run 2, still memuaskan n xde lagging.

nak dibandingkan dgn adik sy punya xperia U, multi tasking n byk2 install app mmbuatkan UI agak lag. xperia u ram 512mb jgk.

Murni Afiqah said...

Saya pun beli ni tapi untuk diri sendiri la hehe.

Btw minta izin ambik gambar. Thanks in advance =)

nabilla farhana said...

so far,,korg gne ninetology ni,,ok x?
i need opion..please :)

amirul aizat said...

yes..so far semua okay.design, display lawa, multitasking n hd games pun no problem..battery life pun acceptable n selesa.

tapi kalau kalau beli fon ni tanpa rebate SKMM, agak rugi, pasal dgn harga rasmi pasaran, pada bajet yg sama kte boleh beli fon laen yg lagi best, like Xperia J, Xperia U, Samsung Ace Plus, dll yg sama categori dgn specs insight.

cuma, yg tak best Insight, accessories tak banyak..kalau nabilla pentingkan accessories casing yg cantik2 n byk, better go for other brand

tp kalau lebih mmentingkan performance dan on budget, go for insight with SKMM rebate then ;)

Muhammad Auzaie said...

Hy..bru guna stealth2.. xphm laa pasal batt.. mcmane nk buat lebih thn.. means xyah la aasik nak cas

amirul aizat said...

cuba download juice defender dekat Google Play.. apps tu berguna utk jimat battery.

kalau pndai root, cuba set cpu kpd lebih low utk jimat battery, tp kalo bwt cmni maybe performance akn berkurang sedikit

SyimaZizan said...

u bli insight after rebat brp?

amirul aizat said...

499

ashraf said...

Beli kat kedai mana? Sbb tak semua store ada stock fon

amirul aizat said...

sy beli di kedai csl di tesco ipoh sebelah kinta city

muiz jer said...

mcm na ok x pkai phone insight nie..ada apa2 msalah x~?? sbb mcm nk bli satu je..:)

Khairul Izzad Roslan said...

RM 499 include SD Card 8G ke?sebab aku beli kat mydin ipoh tambah dalam RM620 lg...

amirul aizat said...

muiz, belum cuba blom tao

499 x include. even include card skali pun xde la mahal sangat smpai cecah 620! betul ke khairul izzad??

sall sasa said...

nk tnye lau dh daftr on9 n print tunjuk surat tu sje xbleh ke kt tmpt sy coz kt tempat sy die nk potostep ic..lgpon sy guna nama bpk sadera,lgpon bpk sedare sy xde kt kamp..

amirul aizat said...

boleh je kot..as long salinan ic bapak saudara anda dah ada siap.

tapi seelok eloknya bapa saudara anda ada semwaktu pembelian. kalau2 ade sebarang urusan yg mmnerlukan pendaftar rebat jugak ke

Nik Norasyikin said...

nampak gayanye Insight la jawabnye... sb ade high quality camera image is all i need... senang skit nk amik gambar koleksi...

Zharif Zack said...

boleh saya tahu? launcher apakah yang anda gunakan kerana UI nya kelihatan lain daripada UI yang ICS berikan.

Terima Kasih.

amirul aizat said...

saya guna Apex Launcher :)

sepetsharing said...

salam, bro,

nak tanya pasal camera dia. kalau samsung kan screen dia super amoled, kalau 5MP pun gamba da cantik. kalau ninetology ni, lawa x camera dia? sebab nak bli nset yg camera dia best. and stakat yg awak guna, ada masalah GPS x?

terima kasih. :)

amirul aizat said...

based on experience la, screen type doesn't indicate the picture quality.
the camera technology is.

samsung super amoled, display gambar dekat phone je cantik, dah masuk pc, gambar cantik jugak, cuma contrast gambar dah berbeza.

bravia engine utk sony pun sama. display gambar yg ditangkap sangat cantik dekat phone, tp dah transfer pc, cantik jugak, tapi tak secantik seperti yang telah dilapiskan dengan bravia engine display.

camera ninetology insight, bagi saya above average jugak kot. front camera picture quality is surprisingly good too.

GPS, xde masalah kot. setakat sy guna offline gps papago, xde apa2 masalah yg boleh spoil mood la :P

faizulbaNIe said...

macam mana nak root Insight nie? blh ajar cara2x dari mula2x hingga akhir? tq

N@Rmi! said...

Salam...boleh tak nak app papago yg latest skali dgn data...

Aiman said...

Insight yg beli guna rebat ni locked sim k unlocked?kalu guna simcard lain boleh k?

amirul aizat said...

faizulbaNIe dan N@Rmi!
ce kome google dgn keyword yang betul konpem jumpa ;D

Aiman, simcard unlocked