SKK Mobile has released the third variant on its Lynx Series, the SKK Lynx Edge. It was just a couple of months ago that the original Lynx Octa Core ignited the Series’ significant traction. And onto snowballing is the immediate launch of the Lynx Lite QuadCore. And apparently, next to roll-out is this Lynx Edge Quad core, which we’re going to have some hands-on first impressions review.
SKK Mobile Lynx EDGE Specs Sheet
4.0-inch WVGA 800×480 resolution LCD touchscreen display
1.2GHz quad-core processor
Expansion microSD slot up to 64GB
Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS
2MP rear camera
VGA front-facing camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
3G / Wi-Fi / Bluetooh / GPS
1750mAh battery capacity
What we have here is the smallest among the Lynx family with the two older sibling sized at 5-inch, and the Edge having only a 4.0-inch display. You’ll get a good grip on this one. It does have a plastic back panel that clasps the entire phone running up to its display’s edge, and with that it sure feels solid. The dotted design resembling a faux leather back panel of a Samsung Galaxy model added both style and non-slippery feel to it.
The 2MP rear camera’s located at the top back panel with a LED flash placed just below it, and the speaker grills found on the left way down below. On the top right side, you’ll find the volume control button with the power/sleep button just below it, while the left side was left cleared without any buttons.
The top-left side of the Lynx Edge has the 3.5mm audio jack input, and the bottom side got both the micro USB charging port and the mic’s pinhole.
Taking off the back panel reveals the removable 1750mAh battery. The dual SIM and microSD slot can be placed, aligned along on top of the battery when removed. SIM 1 slot accepts a microSIM, but SIM 2 tray can have the uncut, regular SIM, instead. Memory expansion slot already supports up to 64GB of microSD, which is great supplementing its 4GB internal storage.
Now, commenting further on the display, even having a WVGA with a 800×480 resolution, it doesn’t have IPS leaving some viewing angles either with gray inversion or inaccurate color reproduction. However, we find it interesting why they named it the Edge. By the looks of it, the glass screen tapers down at the brink, which in turn allows your fingers to glide from end to end of the display.
That’s a great thing to hold then with one hand operation. As far as the performance is concerned, we got here a 1.2GHz quad-core processor running on Android Kitkat. Actually, its fast enough to get those phone functionalities running. Casual gaming is ok, though don’t expect much on more GPU-punishing games, not to mention it only has 512GB RAM that could run your apps on a bottle neck while on multi-tasking.
With a 2MP rear camera, of course it won’t get par with its other two higher Lynx models with 13MP and 5MP on each, respectively. Even it’s VGA selfie camera really suffers on capturing light, so you better be out taking photos with good lighting to appreciate.
Battery life-wise, 1750mAh can get you through a day doing not so heavy stuff or more than a day if its on stand by. So getting a power bank still comes handy while playing Clash of Clans or Candy Crash if you’re still getting those recent updates.
Overall, the SKK Mobile Lynx Edge surely puts up some good simple, non-cheap like design. Plus a much capable quad-core ran performance to get you by on a day of work and play. Though, you’ll get some not so great viewing angles on the display, especially outdoors. Its shooters having their own shortcomings with less resolution and light exposure on the rear and the front cam, respectively. But hey, it’s only Php2,099, which makes the Lynx Edge even a sweeter deal among others.