If you have ever wanted to go back to the good old days of phones, then this Energizer Energy E241 is something you will like. This can also easily act as a second or a third device when you are out on long vacations – this has enough juice to ensure that you get enough mobile coverage to last you a long time with one single charge. Let’s dig into this review of Energizer Energy E241S in detail.
Technical Specifications: Energizer Energy E241S Phone
The Energy E241S is compatible with multiple networks, such as 2G, 3G, 4G. It also supports multiple spectrums that could come in useful when you are travelling across the globe. It also offers support for VoLTE depending on when there is an operating agreement with the spectrum. The Energizer Energy E241 supports GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA, thereby ensuring you are connected to the internet if the signals are available.
It weighs around 62 g and can support a dual SIM – just what you need when you are running out of your battery on your main smartphone. The display is measured to be about 2.4 inches and occupies close to 26% of the phone. Since this phone is not your normal smartphone, it comes embedded with its own OS called the “KaiOS”. The phone supports microSD memory cards up to 128 GB. This is something that you might need to add based on your needs. It comes packed with 512MB of memory and a 4 GB RAM that should be more than enough to ensure that you have basic connectivity.
Camera and Bluetooth
You would be surprised that this phone does have cameras – both the main camera and the selfie camera. Though their resolutions of 0.3 MP are not that great, they do serve their purpose. You will also be able to connect the phone to Wi-Fi when you have the signal. If you think you are lost, you will be able to utilize the GPS function that is available on the phone. Users will also be able to connect their Bluetooth headphones using the Bluetooth connectivity that the phone carries. Once you are connected to the internet, you will be able to download basic applications, such as Facebook, Gmail, WhatsApp, and so on. You will be surprised to know that the battery capacity on the phone is just 1900mAH but gives incredible results. We will look more into the latter part of this review.
The phone is going to freshen up all your memories of the good old days. It has been specifically designed to ensure that the phone fits in the palm of your hand without any hassle. Though the display covers only 26%, the bezels take up a bit more space making it close to 50%. You will also find the selfie camera and the brand name on the bezels as well. There is a physical keyboard just like any other classic phones you might have seen in the past. Most of the parts are made up of plastic, but regardless, it looks classic. You will be able to find two microphones, one at the top and one on the bottom of the phone – all to ensure that the quality of voice isn’t dropped. You will also find a 3.5mm jack to connect your wired headphones and a MicroUSB port that will help you in charging the phone and connecting it to your PC.
The back cover of the phone is removable. Here, you will find the battery and the slots for the SIM cards and the microSD card. The battery is removable. The 128GB microSD card should be able to store more than enough high-quality MP3 songs and should also suffice the pictures that are taken on the phone. Since most of the parts made out of plastic, this phone weighs only 96 grams! At the back, you will find a loudspeaker, a VGA camera and a tiny LED flashlight. Just to make sure that you do not miss out on anything, the phone is able to record videos, though the quality is going to equivalent to that of a VGA camera.
The phone also supports FM radio when the headphones are connected. With Wi-Fi being embedded on the phone, you will be able to use this phone as a hotspot. Bluetooth is highly useful when you want to transfer data on the go. The KaiOS has quite a few built-in features. Be it security-wise or user-interface wise, it ticks off most of the boxes.
You will be able to set shortcuts for buttons which comes in handy most of the times. One of the best parts is that it can act as a Google Assistant when you long-press the middle button on the phone. Games like Chess, Tertis, and many more are available for download. Though the phone does not fall into the smartphone category, there are quite a few smart features that the phone is able to exhibit.
Though the battery is a Li-Ion 1900 mAh one, it provides a standby time of up to 6 days. This is something that is impossible in today’s world. When it comes to talk time, it can offer you close to 25 hours to talk time.
Conclusion: Energizer Energy E241S
Thanks to the lightweight KaiOS and the way the phone has been designed, we get to use this amazing product. At the end of the day, it can be perfect as your second phone when you want longer battery life and still want to stay connected with your loved ones. Or it can also act as a phone that you take when you are camping/trekking for long hours where it is difficult to find power. The camera isn’t that great, but then this phone was not designed for it. It is a simple phone that should help you stay connected throughout the day. When it comes to the pricing, it is a great value!