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Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X


    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    Smartphone with the unpronounceable name IconBITNetTAB MERCURYX should be familiar Chinese gadget lovers. Under the brand IconBIT hiding UMIX1. Model is exactly the same both externally and technically. Therefore, with high probability we can say that testing a single device, we met once with two.

    Designan dergonomics

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    The front part of the body Mercury X enclosed by glass. At the top of the slot is located under the cover of a metal mesh speaker, eye 2-megapixel camera and two sensors - approximation and lighting.

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    The central part of the front panel has a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Below the screen are three touch buttons "Back", "Home" and "Manager of running applications." Around the last key uncertainty arose. Its icon indicates that it should cause a list of running applications. Infact, pressingitinvokesthecontextmenu.

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    The backlighting is also implemented in an unusual way. Not light up the keys, and small strips under each of them.

    The frame, bordering the glass front panel does not act on it, on the contrary, its edges are rounded with respect to the sidewalls. The side face of the body flat. They are all the available connectors and hardware keys.

    Hole for Elementary microphone is located on the bottom. Headphone jack and power button - at the top end. On the left side is a Micro-USB-connector. On the right side wall is the volume rocker. To work with the hardware keys are handy.

    The back side of the body is also slightly beveled edges. It has a notch for removing the cover, holes for the speaker and the speaker module camera with flash. Under the hood is hidden battery capacity of 1750 mAh and three slots - for two SIM-cards and memory cards.

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    The build quality does not match the cost of the device. Do not add the pros and materials. If in the case of the white case, still not as bad traces of fingerprints and minor abrasions are almost invisible, but with a black hull is much worse.

    The operating system and interface

    Smartphone running the operating system Android 4.1.2. Those who have an earlier version of the OS (Android 4.0), we recommend to go to the manufacturer's website to download the new firmware and update your phone.

    IconBIT interface is typical for the devices using a hardware platform MediaTek. On the lock screen, you can run the camera or Google Now, as well as the notifications panel. Display the smartphone from sleep mode, you can only power button.

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    Desk has five windows, the ability to change their number is missing. In the system tray, there are three tabs: display control, wireless modules and profiles of sound. Change the priority of SIM-cards with the active menu dial is impossible.

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    The settings menu SIM-cards allows you to select the default operator for calls, messages, data, and video calling.

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    Due to the presence of one radio module, the two SIM-cards are active only in standby mode. In the case of a call on one of them, the other will not be available, and at the end of a call will receive a message about the call. Active communication does not affect the availability of SIM-cards, they both remain in the network.

    Hardware Platform

    Smartphone IconBITNetTAB MERCURY X is based on a hardware platform MTK6577, which includes two processor cores Cortex-A9 processor with a clock frequency of 1 GHz, and graphics core PowerVR SGX531. RAM - 1 GB Flash memory - 4 GB expandable with memory card (maximum supported size 64 GB).

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    To draw the interface is quite enough of this SoC, even though at times we still had to watch the troll. Benchmark results suggest that the smartphone features enough for most tasks, but on playback Full HD-video, you can forget it. Will not save a third-party player. With the quality sound at MERCURY X is more or less well. Of course, the audience is unlikely to have a smartphone to the court, but for most average users will be issued sound quite acceptable. The volume level is medium.

    Do not disappoint your smartphone with the quality of communication. Interlocutor can hear well, problems with the disappearance of communication for a long time there was no use even once. Do not look rosy autonomy smartphone. Appendix Antutu Tester issued the lowest result. Broke into the battery faster than the minutes passed. A similar situation is observed in all modes. For example, in order to record a 30 second clip and take some pictures, it takes more than 10% charge! Do not save even the presence of a second battery in the set, because you need to charge the battery in a smartphone. In a small load - a few minutes of phone calls, some photos and video, users can expect to day work.

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    Display and Camera

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    The smartphone is set 4.5-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and a density of 326 ppi. The display shows good vertical viewing angles, color accuracy, but the brightness values, from 20 cd / m 2 to 294 cd / m 2 does not allow you to put it high marks. On a bright sunny day, you have to peer into the display to parse the information on it.

    Overview Icon BIT Net TAB MERCURY X

    Used in IconBITNetTAB MERCURY X camera, 2 MP front and 8 MP rear, give the results of average quality. Lacks the dynamic range of the camera, in the end, even on a sunny day, get colorful pictures is problematic.

    Video: the situation is similar. However, you are free to evaluate the quality of the main camera on the examples.

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    Example of record video with a resolution of 720p

    The results

    Smartphone IconBITNetTAB MERCURY X is equipped with a good IPS-display with HD-resolution, supports two SIM-cards and runs on Android 4.1. In this respect does not end with him, he is also one of the most affordable smartphones with HD-TVs. Of the minuses stand autonomy and build quality.


    + Display

    + Having two batteries included + Android 4.1

    + Support for two SIM-cards + Affordable price

    Do not like it

    - The quality of the housing

    - Autonomy

    - The behavior of the display in the sun

    IconBITNetTAB MERCURY X (White)






    GSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/2100



    Dimensions (mm)

    129h68h8, 6

    Weight (g)


    Theprocessor (forsmartphones)

    MediaTek MTK6577 (Cortex A-9), 1 GHz (2 cores) + GPU PowerVR SGX 531



    1 GB RAM + 4 GB of internal memory


    MicroSD / SDHC (up to 64GB)


    IPS, 4,5 ", 1280x720 pixels, touch screen, capacitive, multi-touch support




    Li-Ion, 1750


    USB 2.0 (micro-USB), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n

    Support 2 or more SIM-cards



    8 MP, auto focus, digital zoom, a front facing 2 megapixel camera


    1280x720 pixels, 30 f / s




    Android 4.1 (JellyBean)




    Media player, video telephony, and the receiver-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, services, Google, light and proximity sensors


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