The GT6000 of the Chinese manufacturer Gretel is a 5.5 inch phablet which is distinguished by the high capacity of its battery: 6000 mAh, against for example 3500 mAh for the Galaxy S8 Plus from Samsung. As a result, its endurance is record, a few minutes behind the champion Asus Zenfone Zoom S. According to our measurements, it reaches almost 7pm in general-purpose use (surfing the Web, playing video, posting photos, etc.) but hardly more than a day in communications, which seems little in comparison.
On the flip side, the smartphone is quite heavy (233 g) and thick (1.06 cm). On the other hand, it turns out to be rather robust with its metal case.
Gretel delivers with its smartphone a charger capable of sending current to 5V and 1A, a classic value for smartphones, but also to 9V and 2A. This mode is accepted by the GT6000 battery, which allows the device to be charged much faster.
A good quality screen
The other good surprise of the GT6000 concerns its 5.5 inch IPS screen. Admittedly, its definition is not very high (1280 x 720 pixels) for an average but acceptable resolution of 267 dots per inch. We did however appreciate its excellent brightness (557 cd / m²) and its very good contrast ratio (1239: 1).
At the bottom of the screen is a home button that also acts as a fingerprint reader. Unlocking the device with this process turns out to be rather quick, even after waking up.
Sufficient power for basic uses
With its 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, the GT6000 is not a thunderbolt and will not be suitable for the lareview 3D games. However, it allows you to navigate fairly smoothly in the interface of Android 7.0 and to operate most of the apps without problem. The device has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, including 9.6 GB available to the user. It accepts microSD memory cards and keys with a micro USB connector.
We won’t choose it for the photo
The GT6000’s only disappointment comes from its dual rear photo sensor, which is supposed to offer quality 13 Mpixel shots, as well as portraits with an artistic blur in the background thanks to the bokeh effect.
The photos turn out to be of average quality outside and poor inside if the light is lacking. 720p videos suffer from very unpleasant flickering and focusing changes. As for the mode with bokeh effect, it just creates blur around the center of the photo. The double sensor here seems to be only a marketing argument advanced by the manufacturer. In short, we are very far from what an iPhone 7 Plus can offer, certainly much more expensive.