Medion X 5520: Smartphone with Metal Casing in the Practice Test

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5520 is the Medion X a decent mid-range Smartphone with a great, great display and disk space, as well as minor weaknesses, such as the camera and the scratch-prone housing. With a relatively high price by nearly 300 euros the phone but no chance against the competition of Lenovo has can convince overall but more Moto G4 plus (about 234 euros) and Huawei P9 Lite (about 228 euros), which have although not a metal housing and less storage space, with their inner values (booth prices: 8 November 2016). Best price on the Internet: 294,00 EUR * per order this product at Amazon sharp display space fast operating speed fingerprint sensor optional dual-SIM or expandable memory against weak camera housing vulnerable to scratches battery not changeable satisfactory assessment of editorial users rating (out of 1 reviews) the Lenovo subsidiary Medion already showed at the first launch of the X 5520 at the IFA 2016, that she want to keep up in the highly competitive sector of the high-quality mid-range smartphones. The simply designed phone is slightly larger and heavier than a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and comes in a chic metal housing. Only at the top and bottom of the back plastic strip are probably due to the antenna. The aluminium housing is quite pretty to look at, at the cut edges but also very vulnerable to scratches and dents. The rear panel is not removable and therefore firmly installed the battery. A drawer sits at the left edge of the housing with a place for a Nano-SIM card and another place. Here you can insert either a second Nano-SIM or a microsd card is so spoiled of for choice between the dual SIM capability and expandable memory. Switch and the volume keys sit on the right side of the case, are quite shaky and have a low pressure threshold. Due to the elegant design is the mobile phone in Rosé gold and titanium (grey black) available.

Sharp display with great colors

Big fails the display of the Medion X 5520 with 5.5 inches (13.97 cm). The full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) provides for a razor sharp image. The screen represents strong and natural colors, due the sufficiently high brightness, it can be easy to read even in outdoor operations. The contrast makes a good impression. The optimum viewing angle is quite small, the display remains always readable but also from the side.

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Big battery and fingerprint sensor

The capacity of the battery is the Medion x 5520 on 3,000 mah which is quite good, the black block is not replaceable but. The operating system, the manufacturer opts for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The fingerprint sensor on the rear increases the security of the screen lock and works quickly and reliably. The Smartphone connects via Wi-Fi in the older n-standard on the 2.4 gigahertz band and Bluetooth 4.0. It dominated the fast data connection also LTE.

Weak processor, faster operation

The eight core processor Snapdragon 430 from Qualcomm to bring the Medion X 5520 with a clocking of 4 x 1, 4, and 4 x 1, 1 gigahertz speed. The graphics unit Adreno 505 helps the juggling of pixels. Various benchmark tests certify the Smartphone a rather weak processor performance: Geekbench 4 the aged LG G3 is much better, the 3D-Grafik-Test gfxbench sees both devices about neck and neck. Also at antutu Medion noble novice a rather average result achieved 43.888 points. In terms of the pace there airborne something but in day-to-day operations, nor with graphically rich games like asphalt 8: objectionable.

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Much free disk space

The memory of the Medion X 5520 comes to spacious 4 gigabytes. The internal memory, however, includes 64 gigabytes, of which about 51 GB available free. For most users this amount of space enough loose, the favorite images to accommodate music and apps on your Smartphone. Should it not be, the internal memory via microsd card up to 128 gigabytes can be extended. Then no second Nano-SIM card for the dual SIM function fit more into the cell phone.

Few details on images

The main camera of the Medion X 5520 reverts to 13 megapixels and has a pretty bauble on board: before the snap or movies, a number of stylish color filters for photo or video can select and look at. Besides weaknesses in the eye fall on the camera but: exterior shots are slightly out of focus, too dark and show a few details through a small color gamut. The HDR mode while artificially brightens the image, however the number of identifiable details decreases due to significant noise. Interior shots are also blurred, too dark and Miss details. Colors look on the other hand of course. The front-facing camera 5 mega pixels and take photos of ordinary self portraits, that only a little washed out effect. When video recording in full HD, the autofocus lags often, also recorded movies are noisy with the mobile easily. Otherwise, moving images but make a proper impression. Sample images from the photo comparison device, Samsung Galaxy S7, see the article for download.