There are so many mobile phones on the market these days it’s hard to choose between them. Recently we were sent the KAZAM Tornado 348 mobile phone to review. I have been using the phone for the last couple of weeks.
On taking the phone out of the box for the first time, my first impressions were good. I love that the phone is very lightweight (it weighs 95g) and that it is extremely slim – there is nothing worse than having a massive bulky phone in your pocket. The Tornado 348 is so thin that it was registered in the Guinness book of records as the slimmest smartphone in the world in 2014. It also has an aluminium frame that helps prevent the phone from bending – yes bending a phone is possible I know this because I currently rock a Sony Xperia SP that has a nice bend in it….
The screen and the rear surface of the Tornado 348 are covered with a protective glass, which has a high resistance to shocks and scratches. If you should be unfortunate enough to break your screen KAZAM will replace it for free of charge the first time it happens (make sure you check when purchasing your device that this service is included) – you must register your handset when you purchase it to get this perk – but I have to say this was something that really did impress me. As the mum of 3 boys one who is very accident prone this is something I would consider when buying my next phone. I have lots of friends who have had multiple screens replaced on their iPhones and Samsungs and it can become quite costly.
The Tornado 348 has an eight-core MT6592 Octa Core processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, made by the architecture of ARM Cortex-A7. It has the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The Tornado 348 is more than capable of dealing with multitasking, even when you are using the most memory demanding applications and games.
The Tornado 348 has an 8-megapixel camera so you will be able to take some great snaps. I love that the camera has selective autofocus which allows you to choose the areas you want to focus on within the frame. The camera also has auto exposure so you can control the balance of light on your pictures regardless of the shooting conditions
One thing I really like is that the phone has a Pocket mode. This prevents accidental unlocking of the smartphone meaning the chances of you making those annoying calls from your pocket or wasting your battery by launching any applications when it’s in your pocket or bag to practically zero.
The Tornado 348 has two very cool functions called Smart Answer and Smart Dial. The Smart Answer function allows you to accept an incoming call by simply bringing the phone to your ear. Whereas the Smart Dial function works by making a call to the contact you just sent an SMS to or who you have searched for in the phone book – pretty cool don’t you think?
I’ve only been using the phone for two weeks but I have been impressed with it, the battery has lasted well even though I have been using it for calls, browsing the internet, texting and using apps. The Tornado is priced at £249 and available in both black and white. I really like it in the white, it stands out and is very stylish it certainly gives its market contenders a run for their money.