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AllCall W1 Review: A 3G Multi-Purpose Smartwatch

AllCall is constantly launching new products that are not only attractive in terms of price but also for their amazing features. After the successful performance of the AllCall Rio smartphone, the company has decided to launch a new smartwatch, which is not only good in functions but also excels in the price range and is much cheaper when compared to other smartwatches with same features.

AllCall W1

The AllCall W1 is a standalone smartwatch, which simply means it can make calls and send messages without the need of being paired with a smartphone. At the same time, as the name suggests, it comes with all the features we used to see on an Android-running smartwatch. But as usual, we have to dig deeper to find out its key features that make this smartwatch stand out.

AllCall W1

AllCall W1 Design

Actually, the AllCall W1 comes with a classic round chassis, which is made of stainless steel. The tic and number markings on its bezel add a feeling of a premium look to the wearable. The watch has a wide body but thin bezels. However, it’s not lightweight. Due to the additional hardware inside such as SIM slot, a huge battery, and variety of sensors it weighs 660 grams. There are two color options you can choose from – silver and black.

AllCall W1

One of the selling points of the AllCall W2 is its sharp, crisp, and vivid AMOLED display with a size of 1.39 inches and a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels. The display also comes with a nano-coating, which makes the water slide away. But this is not a waterproof smartwatch, which is strange for a watch from this price range. Users can implement various operations via the touchscreen and two physical buttons on the sides.

AllCall W1 Performance

Under the hood, the AllCall W1 carries a MediaTek MT6580 quad-core chip, which provides quite smooth and stable performance. Probably, it’s not only the merit of the processor but also the 2GB of RAM, which is one of the largest ones in the market. At the same time, it is paired with a 16GB of internal storage allowing you to store many apps and media.

The most important thing before considering to buy a smartwatch is its battery life. So this smartwatch clearly shines in this segment as it provides almost 2 days of battery life in normal usage and a day par in heavy usage. This is possible because of the Super AMOLED display, which turns the black pixels area at the black shade and gives more vibrant rich colors than any IPS display. It sports a 420mAh non-removable battery.

The AllCall W1 runs the Android 5.1 OS, and there is a quite pleasant UI. Many think it looks like Tizen OS.

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Well, all these sound good. But we guess you want to know the key features the AllCall W1 supports.

AllCall W1 Smartwatch Features

Pedometer – it helps you to track your steps you walked in a meantime when you were wearing the AllCall W1. It turns out to be very accurate and can also calculate intermediate running.

Heart rate measurement – It helps you to track your heart rate on the go. Also, you can see the demographics in your watch itself. But as you guess, more detailed data is shown on your smartphone.

GPS – Not all smartwatches come with a built-in GPS module. But as you can see, the AllCall W1 comes with it, which allows tracking your location without the need of being paired with a smartphone. So you can see what a distance you traveled and what places you covered.

AllCall W1

Weather – This feature utilizes your smartwatch internet you are connected to. It is really good and customizable and the stats are accurate as it adopts the weather information from Google itself.

WiFi – of course, the AllCall W1 supports WiFi connectivity. But we’ll talk about it later.

Anti-Lost – It is really very handy in situations when you have lost the smartwatch for some reasons and cannot able to find it out by any means. But to utilize this function your phone must be connected the wireless networks like Bluetooth or WiFi in order to get notified on the watch. It basically rings your smartwatch into its highest level of volume. In our testing, the speaker of the watch seems to be muffled when got a couch and the anti-lost feature cannot detect it very wisely unless and until we take the phone nearer to the smartwatch through its companion app.

Extra Features – The AllCall W1 comes with many extra sets of features as it runs on Android. Among them, we can mention the alarm functions. The AllCall W1 doesn’t disappoint in its music features as it has tons of customizations and an inbuilt Music Player. If the speaker’s sound output volume doesn’t meet your requirements, you can use the remote function for music player where you can control and play music directly from your phone. Another good option is the Notification Reminder. Also if you are in a situation when you cannot answer the call in your phone the AllCall W1 will help you make the conversation directly from the phone itself.

AllCall W1 Connectivity

The AllCall W1 is not only used for displaying the time or tracking your fitness activity but also can be used as a standalone smartwatch. It supports 3G in GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz and WCDMA 900/2100MHz frequencies. Seems we have no issue in the network aspects, though it still gives fewer signals than any traditional phone. Also, the call quality output from the speaker is a bit on the dull side and sometimes it will just give a clumsy noise with the output. But it still comes with a decent microphone, and the reception has no problem with the voice output. Unfortunately, it lacks any types of noise cancellation. So in any crowded place, you will see some disturbance in the audio quality often.

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Price and Availability

The AllCall W1 can be purchased from Gearbest at a price of $119.99. At this price, many people might consider buying a phone instead which can give a really more functionality and access to the bigger screen. But if you already happen to have it, and you are looking for buying a new smartwatch and don’t mind spending a little more for an overall good companion, then the AllCall W1 is definitely for you.

Decent
  • Design - 7/10
    7/10
  • Display - 8/10
    8/10
  • Performance - 7/10
    7/10
  • User Interface - 6/10
    6/10
  • Battery - 8/10
    8/10
  • Price - 6/10
    6/10

Summary

Pro:-
Battery
Performance
Microphone
Display
Design

Cons:-
Price
Speaker
Bit Heavy

7.0/10
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Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

3 Comments

  1. +eleba Yes! it supports independent calling and internet access without pairing your smartphone. It is priced at $109.

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