The XGODY X18 is a cheap Android device and one of many from the brand that is on offer saving you money they also have an array of other products to pick from and again affordable such as tablets theatre dash cams and GPS equipment so go check them out afterwards. The device we had came in a nice stand out colour and looks more than you would think it costs which might be a good start for some but pretty common with these type of phones. And true to fashion you get a case and a screen protector and a charger in the box which is a win to begin with.
The device is light to hold and does not feel so cheap either in comparison to other devices I have tested in the past that comes in cheap, the spec sheet rings out many specs and it does scream iPhone in some departments but this is how it goes today and it is down to real life testing that matters to see if all is executed.
The screen is a decent 6.3 with a teardrop camera in screen but I found it dull in comparison but you have to remember the price paid here and corners will be cut with any manufacturer boasting all the specs as it does cost money to make a phone and so does the BOM which is the bill of materials and the screen is one area where you can see the first case here.
Having said that it does the job and again it is a budget phone so do not expect the bells and whistles like you might come to expect it is fine for watching movies and doing your social media and so on.
When it comes to power it does the basics I had no issue doing my social media emails and browsing and not a hitch to be seen and this is what most people do today and do not need higher end devices with power consuming apps etc so it gets a pass here from me, it comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB ROM with 256GB storage via sd card which by today’s standards is low but plenty for those who just want the basics.
The audio is not great as you will see in the unboxing it has a single firing speaker but it will do the job again for those on a budget..
Battery life however is decent and I easily got a day out of it using in full capacity as a daily driver so for those who want juice you have it here and you have to take into account it is using Android Go which is a stripped down version of the latest and greatest and designed for low end phones and this works well.
The cameras is another area which did not shine to much but does the job and in brighter conditions you will get better snaps depending on what you aim for there is not all the features you find in higher end phones or some mid tier devices for that matter present so it is just a basic camera with a HDR option on it to improve the quality of your snaps and videos which again you can see below in the review. You get a 5MP front camera and 8MP rear camera with AI and this actually worked quite well.
You also get face unlock with this phone and it works quite well and not something you see in this price range so convenience is there if you want it rather than using pin numbers etc.
Overall this is an ideal phone for young teens or someone on their first phone as it is affordable and has plenty on board to keep you going for anyone looking for more I would move on but it gets the basics done OK and that is plenty for many and a huge market for it and again the price is what you have to take into account here and it is worth the money.
XGODY X18 Android 10.0 Smart Face Unlock The Phone, Suitable For Europe, America, And Most Of The Worlds Carrier SIM Plans
【6.3-inch high-definition water drop screen】Silky and sensitive. The built-in water drop full screen brings you a broader visual experience.
【Support 4G dual standby, 3 card slots】 Easy to insert cards, adopts 2+1 card slot design, can use 2 SIM cards + 1 micro SD/TF card at the same time, avoiding the problem of frequent replacement of mobile phone cards.
【2MP+8MP Wide Angle Camera】Let you see more or more in your photos.
【4000mAh Large Battery】The battery life allows you to keep doing what you love to do, and the smart charging mode can extend the battery life.
【Face Unlock】Smart face unlock only takes 0.5 seconds, freeing your hands, upgrading,s and facilitating your life. Make your life better.
【2GB+16GB+TF 256GB】Expandable storage space, making your phone far surpass other 2GB RAM phones in terms of speed and smoothness! 16 GB RAM and 256 GB expandable storage support massive video and photo storage, allowing you to enjoy music, movies, games, and social networking in an affordable X18 smartphone!
This phone is overall a phone that does the basics and I mean basics, I could not download any video editor app to do the usual video and image samples thankfully I did go through some in the video below it has not been updated and cant be from my testing and is stuck at sept 2022 and when I went to gather the images and videos shot, they just vanished. And the App store kept crashing.
Screen Size: 6.3″qHD 18:9 （Waterdrop Full Screen）
Operating system: Android 10.0
Flash memory: 2GB + 16GB
SIM card: 2 SIM cards + 1 T card
Body size: 159.6*78.2*9.9mm
Function keys: Software implementation
Side key: Volume key + switch key
Color: Deep Black、Far Peak Blue、Dark Purple
Screen Type: FHD IPS Touchscreen
Gravity sensor: Support
Global Positioning System: Global Positioning System
Rear camera: Rear camera 800W
Front Camera: Active 500W
Card slot: 256GB
Wireless LAN: Support