The Saygus V2 was one of our favourite slices of mobile tech at CES 2015 and the insanely-specced device is now available to pre-order for the surprisingly reasonable price of $549 (£365). Here’s why you should order yours right now…
Despite rocking some seriously premium spes and genuinely innovative features, the Saygus V2 (promounced V-squared) costs well under £400 – provided you registered already. If you didn’t, the phone will cost you an extra $50, but the device still seems like a bargain at that price thanks to the sheer amount crammed inside.
The Saygus V2 is kitted out with so much tech it’ll make your eyes water, and just runnning through all of its virtues takes a bit of time. So here’s our hands-on video preview, in case you can’t be bothered to read a few paragraphs.
The device sports 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display fronted with uber-tough Gorilla Glass 4, so it should be resistant to scratches and general wear and tear. So far, so good.
The Saygus also rocks a mighty 21-megapixel primary camera with Optical Image Stabilisation and dual LED flash, plus a ridiculous 13-megapixel secondary camera for selfies and such, Plus, photography fans get a physical shutter button to take snaps.
Internally the device is just as eyebrow-raising. The V2 is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC backed up by 3GB RAM and comes with 64GB of internal storage as standard – an impressive addition that only the likes of Apple’s iPhone can match. But this is where things to get truly pant-wetting.
The already-generous storage can be expanded via the two (yes, TWO) MicroSDXC slots, giving you up to an extra 256GB of storage space. But more exciting is news that those slots are also good for dual-booting the device with another OS, such as Windows 8 or Ubuntu. So if you’re a tinkerer, you’ll likely love this handset.
The Saygus V2 also comes packed with NFC, 60GHz WiFi support, an IR blaster for remote controlling your TV and other devices, a fingerprint scanner and Harman Kardon sound technology. As if that wasn’t already more than enough, the 3100mAh removable battery also supports Qi wireless charging.
Oh, and the whole kit and caboodle is IPX7 rated, meaning it will happily tolerate a dunking in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
Put simply, this phone has it all and for a price which works out to £399 (without shipping) you’d do well go get involved, because we genuinely can’t see you getting more for your money anywhere else – not even the excellent OnePlus One, which is cheaper but doesn’t offer half the features of the V2.