Sansui launched Horizon 1 in April and then they launched the latest Horizon 2 with 4G VoLTE support. This is the cheapest VoLTE smartphone available in India for Rs. 4,999. Have a look at this Sansui Horizon 2 review to know more about quality, performance and battery life.
The Sansui Horizon 2 is a good budget friendly smartphone with a good price tag. The handset features a 5 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. I is packed with a good 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and micro SD support. Inside the hood it is using MediaTek MT6735 quad core processor that does a decent job.
Handset is comfortable to use and operate, heat up is under control and the rear 8MP camera quality is decent for sharing on social networks. Horizon 2 comes with removable battery, battery life is decent enough. If you can spend extra there are better options available, but if you budget stops at 5K then this is good for the price.
Sansui Horizon 2 Review
Inside the box : (Horizon 2 Unboxing) Handset, user manual, data cable, screen guard and travel charger 5V/1A
SAR Value : 0.810 W/kg
Body : Plastic body with Metallic finishing, back cover can be removed, good build quality for the price
SIM Type : Micro SIM + Micro SIM + Micro SD card (3 different slots), both SIM slot support 4G with VoLTE
Weight and Dimensions : 143 Grams
Screen : 5 inches, IPS, supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, color reproduction, touch and viewing angles are good for the price
Connectivity : 4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
Unique Feature : IR blaster
LED Notification : No
RAM : 2GB (0.99GB Free)
ROM : 16GB (11GB Free)
OS : Android Nougat 7.0
Sansui Horizon 2 Performance
CPU : MediaTek quad core @ 1.25GHz MT6735
GPU : Mali T720
Heating : Normal
Max Battery Temperature : 42 degrees
Overall performance was decent, you can play games but in low quality mode.
Sansui Horizon 2 Benchmark
Quadrant : 10430
Antutu : 29078 / 2375
NenaMark2 : 46.0 fps
Multi Touch : 5 points
Disk Speed : 114 MB/s read and 43 MB/s write speed
Sansui Horizon 2 Gaming Review
I tried Asphalt 8 it played well in low quality mode, though not very smooth, but acceptable. The same game in high / medium quality mode was lagging.
Sansui Horizon 2 Camera Review
Rear Camera : 8MP with LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP Fixed Focus
Video Recording : Max HD – 1280 x 720p
Overall camera quality is average. HD videos quality was good. The outdoor still shots turned out really great specially the close-up shots. Night / Low light shots are not that great. Camera good for sharing online.
Camera Rating : 3.6 out of 5
Sansui Horizon 2 rear and front camera sample
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Sound was loud, incall sound quality was good. I did not find any issues with Reliance Jio. Both slot support 4G VoLTE but at a time you can use 4G on one slot only. There is no finger print sensor on this handset.
Sansui Horizon 2 IR blaster
For the price this handset also includes a IR blaster. You need to use the Peel Remote App, with that app you will be able to remote control electronic applications
Sansui Horizon 2 reboot issue
When enabling WiFi and when connecting to a network the Sansui Horizon 2 handset was rebooting every time and it was just following this loop, to cut the loop I had two options, one was to disable WiFi as soon as I got the home screen but that was difficult cause by the time I could disable WiFi, the phone would restart.
Other option was to switch my primary WiFi off, that way even with WiFi enabled it could not connect and then I was able to disable WiFi. If you just enable WiFi there is no issue but when you connect to a network and the handset starts using the WiFi it is then that it starts rebooting.
I checked this with some of my friends and some online users, this is a rare issue and not everyone is facing it. In case if you buy the handset and you face this issue, ask for a replacement.
Sansui Horizon 2 Battery Review
Battery capacity : 2450 mAh (removable)
Charging Time : Full Charge – 2 hours 30 minutes using travel charger provided
Battery Life : 3 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : 1 day with moderate mixed usage
Battery Test Results
Battery Temp at idle : 34 degrees
Running Benchmark app : 10 minutes / 2% / 38 degrees
Asphalt 8 game play : 26 minutes / 12% / 42 degrees
HD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) : 39 minutes / 15% / 42 degrees
If you have a cut to cut budget of Rs. 5000 and don’t want to spend extra then the Sansui Horizon 2 is a good option to go for. The screen is with 720p resolution and quality is good considering the price, battery life is decent, camera is average, performance is good and heat up is under control. Plus handset also comes with IR. Overall a good buy for the price.