The wearable market is growing rapidly. Every month (perhaps even more often), Chinese manufacturers release new devices. The Zeblaze company is known for its Android smartwatch. The Zeblaze Thor 4 watch series is one of the most popular on the market. Recently, the Chinese manufacturer has introduced another version of the smartwatch called Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch is a little bit more expensive than Thor Pro, but the new watch has a larger battery, a better processor, a higher screen resolution, a new version of Android 7.1 and, most importantly, 4G LTE support. As you can see, the Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus looks much better than the Zeblaze THOR Pro, but let’s make the final conclusion after a full review. As usual, we start with unpacking.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus: Package and Unboxing
The Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch comes in a box with a transparent front cover so you can see the device inside.
On the reverse side you can read the main specifications.
The package is quite standard for any modern smartwatch. In addition to the watch itself, you get a user manual in English, a charging cable and a screwdriver to open the SIM card slot.
The packaging is very dense and reliable, so your smartwatches will not be damaged during delivery. Considering the price of the smartwatch it is normal that the additional strap is not included in the Zeblaze THOR 4 Dual package.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Dual: Specification
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus: Design
As we know Zeblaze Thor Pro smartwatch has a 1.53-inch display. Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus is equipped with a slightly smaller screen – 1.4 inches, but it has a higher resolution of 400 x 400 pixels. I think this is even a plus because the watch does not look bulky on the wrist.
The AMOLED panel offers good contrast and brightness. The watch is convenient to use even in direct sunlight. The display of Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch is covered with a protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
You may notice screws around the dial. To be honest, I do not know why they are needed. Most likely, the watch case can be disassembled, but I do not recommend it.
The dial is made of zinc alloy, and the strap is made of silicone. The diameter of the dial is 4.85 cm and the thickness is 1.59 cm. The Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch weighs 66 grams.
On the right side of the watch, you will find two physical buttons: Power and Back. Also here is a camera lens and a microphone.
The second camera is located on the front panel of the smartwatch just above the screen.
The rear panel contains a magnetic connector for charging, a heart rate monitor and a slot for a SIM card. As I said, you will need a screwdriver to open the SIM card slot.
Near the slot for SIM card is a four connector for charging the smartwatch. Under the slot are the holes for the speaker.
As you can see the smartwatch has 48.5 x 48.5 x 16.7 mm dimensions and fits in hand very convenient.
The last thing I want to point out in the design of Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus is that the watch is not waterproof. They do not have any IP standard, so you need to avoid water as much as possible, even when washing your hands.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus: Features
Speaking of performance, I have to start with the processor. Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus is equipped with an MTK6739 quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.25 GHz. You can scroll the menu of the smartwatch without any delays, cause it is combined with 1 GB of RAM.
One of the advantages of the Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch is its display. The smartwatch is equipped with a large 1.4-inch display with Super AMOLED. The resolution of the display is 400 x 400pixels.
Available 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Wireless connectivity includes dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Glonass and 2G, 3G, and even 4G LTE support. During the test of Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch, we have noticed a large number of wireless communications (OTA). It will allow the users to install security updates, as well as new versions of the operating system on the smartwatch. Of course, make sure that smartwatches be connected to a WLAN.
The watch has a built-in battery with a capacity of 580 mAh. Like most smartphones, the watch offers one-day battery life with moderate use.
By the way, Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus has two 5-megapixel cameras, one of the right side, one on the front panel. You can use your smartwatch to take photos or record videos.
The Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus smartwatch supports 30 different watch interefaces. So, if there will be a need you can change the look of the dial.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus: Functions
Now let’s talk about the main features. Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus runs on Android 7.1.1 operating system. By the way, the operating system is specially optimized for smartwatches. Note that it is different from Google WearOS operating system. Unfortunately, many Chinese manufacturers of smartwatches do not have a license WearOS system. So they usually use Android operating system on their produced smartwatches.
This is the latest version of Android for smartwatches. The user has access to the Google Play Store, so you can install any application, for example, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsUp, and even some games. Moreover, you can watch YouTube on this watch! Isn’t that fantastic?
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus have pre-installed Google Maps. Although GPS is not as accurate as on a smartphone, you can still use the watch to navigate the city.
I already talked about a 5 megapixel camera, and above you can see what the camera app looks like. On the screen, only buttons for taking photos and videos are available.
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus has many predefined dials, and you can download even more from the app on your smartphone. Talk about the app a little later.
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus smartwatch supports SIM and 4G LTE. To make or receive calls and access the Internet, you need to insert a SIM card. The main menu of the watch offers a contact book with all your contacts on the SIM card, a menu for dialing and a menu with new messages.
Of course, like most of the smartwatches, Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus smartwatch has sports features too. The main functions are the step counter, heart rate monitor, counting the distance traveled and calories burned. You can use various sports modes such as jogging, walking, cycling, basketball, football, and many others.
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus has 16 GB of internal memory, thanks to which you can store photos, music or even movies on the clock. Of course, watching movies on such a small screen is not very convenient, but smartwatches are great for listening to music.
The device has a pre-installed music player, so you just need to load music into the internal memory of the watch, connect Bluetooth headphones and listen to music anytime and anywhere.
Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus: Application
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus has a smartphone app. In fact, this application is not mandatory, because all the basic functions are already available on the watch itself. The mobile application can be useful for tracking daily activity and downloading additional dials. It’s all!
You can install the application “Wiiwatch2”, which is available for both Google Android and Apple iOS systems on your Zeblaze THOR 4 Plus smartwatch. Using this application you can configure the list of applications, from which you want to receive notifications. For instance, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.).
Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus: Conclusion
After reviewing Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus, I can say that this is a small update compared to Zeblaze Thor 4, but a big step forward compared to Zeblaze Thor Pro. The new smartwatch is equipped with a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, support for 4G LTE, a 5-megapixel camera, good performance, and large memory.
Battery life remains the main problem of any modern Android smartwatch. You need to charge the watch every day. How I want to forget about charging for at least one month, like on Amazfit BIP! But this is impossible on any Android smart watch. Otherwise, Zeblaze Thor 4 Plus is a great smartwatch.