If you have no idea about brands like KOOLNEE, which has released good terminals such as the K1 Trio, then it is sure that you are totally unaware of the one we will talk about today. iLA Mobile is a Chinese company known in the Asian country since 2012 as XiaoLajiao; However, since 2018 it has wanted to expand its market, so it has decided to enter the European sector with a new name that can not confuse it with Xiaomi. Although it manufactures smartphones for 7 years, there had only been commercialized in China; European expansion and recognition are sought by the iLA Silk, a device characterized by an affordable price, good features and a beautiful design with a mirror-like finish. Today we will know a little more thoroughly, but before we leave the promotional video of the smartphone published by the company:
iLA Silk: Package
The iLA Silk box has a great story behind it, for some important and for others perhaps not, but so significant that it is worth mentioning.
iLA Mobile had a great idea to let the world know a part of traditional Chinese culture that is still rooted in the mountains and multiple landscapes of the country. From among many places they chose Guizhou, a mountainous area where women known as Bouyei live. They still preserve an ancestral tradition: hand embroidery. For this reason, the company decided to integrate its beautiful craftsmanship with iLA Silk through a wonderful package that can only be described as a work of art.
Each package is lined with a soft blue velvet fabric with a detailed and perfect hand embroidery that took about 3 days and more than 50000 stitches (each). A work that must be appreciated and taken into account to reflect: not only technology is part of our lives, there are still people capable of doing beautiful works at hand. Something that must be respected and not forgotten!
In addition, a protector for the blue rear panel with the same embroidery that we will find in the package cover is also included; very beautiful, original and soft to the touch. Among other things, there will be brochures that tell us about the culture of the Bouyei women and their thanks to the initiative of iLA Mobile. Also, we will have common accessories such as a user manual in English, charging adapter, SIM needle, USB cable and screen protector.
iLA Silk: Design
It is light, thin and easy to use; everything in its place and in your hand will feel like a glove. It has dimensions of 15.38 x 7.26 x 0.79cm and weighs 140g. The body of the device is completely made of plastic, although it looks like metal due to its finish. The super brightness in the mirror-like back remains in the silver prints of the brand and other details. Like any device with this feature, it is a magnet for fingerprints but it is very easy and quick to clean, it is not so mandatory to use a protective cover.
Despite the full-screen design, this will feel like a smartphone with a smaller panel. In addition, it is impressive that, to be so thin, iLA has been able to adapt it to the headphone jack. On the other hand, it is available in three colors: black, blue and gold.
On the front of the phone, we will find the screen, a camera, a speaker, sensors, and notifications indicator. The design of the controls is traditional, although at the top edge we will not find anything. However, on the right side we have the power button and the volume keys; on the left side, a hybrid tray for SIM cards and a memory card; and below is the headphone jack, a charging jack, a microphone and the speaker. On the back cover, you can admire the main dual camera and the flash located in the upper left corner. In the center, there is a fingerprint scanner and just below the logo of the company.
iLA Silk: Screen
The iLA Silk comes with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 282 pixels per inch. Something remarkable is that already from the factory, it is delivered with a protective film. It is made with full lamination technology and has 2.5D curved glass. In addition, the resolution of the screen is HD + of 1440 x 720 pixels, which will offer a fairly clear image and display. For the reproduction of the color, there will be no complaints, much less in the angles of vision.
iLA Silk: Hardware
The iLA Silk works with a 64-bit processor and eight Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 cores from Qualcomm at 1.4GHz. While as a companion in the graphical section we will have an Adreno 505 GPU. Additionally, the smartphone has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, the latter can be expanded to 256GB with the use of a storage card.
In general, we will have an ideal performance and storage space for the execution and realization of all the basic functions, in addition to a multitasking at the height of the majority of the users. In the field of gameplay and high performance, it will be efficient but maybe not at the level of being able to demand intensively.
iLA Silk: Software
Despite being a budget mobile, we are pleasantly surprised that it comes with the latest version of Android Oreo 8.1, intuitive and simple. In addition, for greater advantage, it has no installed default application of the brand, with the exception of Google services, we will have practically “bare”. It will not pose any problem in terms of animations, there will be no delays or freezes. The buttons on the screen can be hidden if necessary.
iLA Silk: Cameras
The main camera is dual 13.0MP and employs a 1.2-micrometer lens + 2.0MP and 1.7 micrometers. The amazing thing is that this camera is really double! Thanks to the Qualcomm processor, it is not just a second “decoration” camera. It comes with special algorithms that are used when processing photos with a blurred background. With good lighting and normal light, you can get very interesting photos with bokeh effect. The images are contrasted and clear, with the correct color and white balance; besides everything has a wide angle of vision. In poor lighting conditions, quality will, of course, get significantly worse; remember that it is a budget smartphone. But in general, the camera of iLa Silk is decent.
The front camera in iLa Silk has 16MP with an aperture of f / 2.0, and will also have efficient performance. The selfies are clear and of excellent quality.
iLA Silk: Connectivity
All the sensors necessary for normal operation will work stably: accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, and proximity. In addition, it has support for all types of 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network through double Nano SIM. Regarding wireless connections, we will have WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS and OTG function.
Being an entry phone, it does not have facial recognition, but we can find a fingerprint sensor on the back, which will be quite solid and reliable to easily unlock your device.
iLA Silk: Battery
Perhaps the disappointing section of the iLA Silk is its battery as it only has a capacity of 3000mAh and is not compatible with fast charging. However, it could easily last a full day with a single charge.
iLA Silk: Specification table
|SIM card slot:||Dual SIM with standby mode|
|SIM type:||Double Nano SIM|
|SCREEN AND DIMENSIONS|
|Type of screen:||IPS LCD|
|Screen size:||5.7 inches|
|Screen resolution:||1440 x 720 pixels, 282 dpi|
|Dimensions:||15.38 x 7.26 x 0.79cm|
|CPU:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937|
|Core:||1.4GHz, eight cores|
|GPU:||Qualcomm Adreno 505|
|External memory:||Up to 256GB|
|Band technologies:||4G LTE B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B20 (800), B3 (1800), B38 (TDD 2600), B39 (TDD 1900),B40 (TDD 2300), B41 (TDD 2500), B5 (850), B7 (2600)
3G B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
2G B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)
|Wireless connectivity:||Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS|
|Interfaces:||Puerto micro USB, puerto 3.5mm, ranura híbrida para memoria externa y tarjeta SIM, lector de huellas dáctilares.|
|Main camera:||13.0 + 2.0MP|
|Characteristics:||Autofocus, face detection, touch focus, continuous shooting, panoramic, HDR, geotagging, scene mode.|
|Includes||iLA Silk, charging adapter, USB cable, English user manual, SIM needle, commemorative brochures.|
iLA Silk: Availability and price
This is an excellent budget smartphone with good features and a beautiful design. So, in the case of being interested in acquiring the iLA Silk, we leave you at the bottom of the direct link to the Gearbest online store to make your shopping experience easier and faster. You can get it for an approximate price of $189.99 (€155).
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