The Teracube 2e has a 4,000 mAh replaceable battery (the unique had a non-replaceable 3,400 mAh cell) that customers can swap out on their very own. Doing so is pretty straightforward; I merely pried open the backing and instantly had entry to it. That signifies that if all I wanted was a brand new battery, I may simply change it by myself with out having to ship the telephone again. Or, alternatively, you possibly can simply carry extra batteries round with you in case you plan to go off-grid for a number of days.
The specs on the Teracube 2e are pretty just like the unique Teracube, that are fairly respectable for a mid-range smartphone. The 6.1-inch HD+ IPS show is vivid and colourful sufficient for viewing photographs and watching movies, and the Mediatek Helio A25 1.8GHz octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM aren’t too shabby both. I didn’t encounter a lot lag when scrolling by way of the menu, launching apps, or looking the net.
The Teracube 2e has 13 and 8-megapixel (wide-angle) twin rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front-facing digicam. That’s solely marginally higher than the unique Teracube, which had a 12 and 5-megapixel twin rear digicam. Photograph high quality was alright, with sharp element and pure colours particularly in daylight, nevertheless it was nothing too particular. Images captured in lowlight did appear quite washed out and pixelated, however that was according to expectations so I didn’t thoughts all of it that a lot.
Different options embrace a headphone jack, USB-C port, twin SIM slot, 64GB of storage plus a microSD card slot. There’s additionally a fingerprint scanner on the again, which has similarities to lots of different Android smartphones.
After all, similar to with the unique Teracube, the Teracube 2e additionally comes with the four-year premium care guarantee together with three years value of assured software program upgrades (It ships with Android 10.zero however is upgradeable to 11).
“We had nice success with [the original] Teracube in our preliminary marketing campaign,” stated Sharad Mittal. “From a enterprise mannequin perspective, the variety of reported cracked screens resulting from unintentional drops was larger than our preliminary forecast. This truly offers us extra motivation to proceed our efforts, and we really feel empowered to do much more for our clients. In reality, the Teracube 2e will include a good sturdier case for added safety.”
Moreover, Mittal stated that the corporate has began a partnership with UPS the place they’re in a position to ship a factory-certified alternative to a clients’ nearest UPS retailer. That means, the client can merely go in and exchange their defective unit with out having to ship it again themselves (That is true for all Teracube merchandise).
“We have been blown away by the response from clients after we launched the Teracube One final 12 months,” stated Mittal. “Quickly after, our clients began sharing what they wished to see subsequent from us, which was a smartphone that was much more sustainable whereas additionally being DIY-repairable. For these causes, we determined to design and develop a brand new sequence that’s actually targeted on delivering reliability and sustainability at an inexpensive value and can attraction to environmentally and budget-conscious clients.”
Nonetheless, the Teracube 2e isn’t the one inexperienced telephone in the marketplace. The newest Fairphone 3+ is comprised of 40 % recycled plastic and likewise has a user-replaceable battery. However Mittal has stated previously that he thinks the Fairphone is geared extra in direction of DIY varieties, whereas the Teracube’s four-year guarantee makes it much more acceptable to extra individuals.
The Teracube 2e is obtainable for pre-order beginning in the present day within the US, Canada and Europe, and can ship beginning in December this 12 months.
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