Astro Slide 5G Specs

Worth: £729 (round $889)
OS: Android 11
Show: 6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED
CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 8000
Rear cameras: 48MP Sony IMX586
Entrance digicam: 13MP Sony IMX214
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,000mAh
Measurement: 6.7 x 3 x 0.7
Weight: 11.4 ounces

Who knew there can be a requirement for keyboards on telephones in a world of on-screen keyboards and haptic suggestions? Again in 2020, London-based cellular firm Planet Computer systems arrange a crowdfunding marketing campaign for the Astro Slide, a 5G smartphone with an precise keyboard. Not these clicky telephone buttons on the long-extinct BlackBerry; as in a full-on mechanical backlit keyboard.

Over £2.1 million and greater than 6,100 backers later, the Astro Slide 5G is now out within the wild and brushing shoulders with trendy smartphones. What’s that? The noughties need their smartphone again? Properly they’ll’t have it, as Planet Computer systems has given a cause for keyboards on telephones to nonetheless exist with the Astro Slide.

With a 6.39-inch AMOLED show, shocking efficiency for its MediaTek Dimensity 8000 processor, and a depraved slide-out keyboard with programmable keys, I didn’t actually really feel like I stepped again right into a time earlier than iPhone and Android took over. In truth, I wrote a few of this evaluation utilizing simply the telephone.

However then I assumed to myself, “wait, I’ve a superbly good laptop computer with a wider display, non-squished keyboard format, and absolutely succesful Home windows OS sitting proper subsequent to me.” That is the place the cracks begin to present, as there are solely a handful of how a cumbersome telephone operating Android 11 with subpar cameras can actually come in useful. I’m unsure if I can rank this among the many greatest smartphones

Astro Slide 5G worth and configurations

 The Astro Slide 5G is priced at £729 within the UK and €819 in Europe. Sorry US folks, it at the moment isn’t out there within the States, however these costs are equal to round $889. Whereas not pro-tier smartphone standing, that places it within the realm of flagships just like the iPhone 13, Samsung Galaxy S22, and Google Pixel 6 Professional (regardless that “Professional” is within the identify).

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