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Tech Times | SKY is the limit

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

So, the smartphone market just got a little bit bigger with the SKY Devices Elite 5.5L. This new smartphone competitor named SKY Devices seems to be an American-based company. This is the first we are seeing a device from this company and we have a strong suspicion that more products will be popping up from them in the near future. Let's see how well this smartphone can stand up to its competitors.




First thing we needed to know is if the SKY Elite 5.5L is equipped to be a successful competitor in the mid-range smartphone market. A quick glance on the specification sheet showed up some important points that we listed below.

- Display: 5.5 inches LCD

- OS: Android OS, v5.1(Lollipop)

- Quad core 1GHz CPU

- Memory card slot

- Internal storage: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM

- Primary camera: 13MP

- Secondary camera: 8MP

- No removable battery

- Dual SIM functionality

The specification above says it's a very capable mid range device, but the real test is in daily usage.


Design and build quality


The SKY Elite 5.5L display is pleasing to look at when watching videos and playing games, although the black boarders around the screen is slightly thicker than what you would see on phones in recent times. The display also has good outdoor visibility, and we had no trouble making calls and texting outdoors. As for the design aspect of the SKY Elite 5.5L, I must say that at first glance, you'll think it's a very expensive phone. It feels sturdy in the hands and has a nice weight to it when it's being held. The only thing we didn't like about the design is fact that it doesn't have a removable battery.


Camera quality


The deciding factor of purchasing a phone these days is usually the camera quality and how good it is taking low light photos. The SKY Elite 5.5L has an average 13MP rear camera that performs well in daylight scenery, but a little bit below average when it comes to night photos and video recording. Speaking of video recording, I have to mention that the settings when videoing is simply but a bit limited. You cannot record in 1080p or 720p, and the only options available to users are fine, high, medium, and low.


Battery life


No matter how much features a phone has, it's useless if it can't last you an entire day. Fortunately, the SKY Elite 5.5L isn't bad in the battery department, and with average use, you will get a full day on a single charge. If you enable the power-saving mode, you may be able to squeeze a day and a half out of a full charge with this phone.


Final thoughts


The SKY Devices 5.5L isn't a perfect phone and no company can say that they have that title, but as a mid-range smartphone, it's a pretty decent phone. The products mentioned in this article were provided courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories; telephone#: 906-1067, 906-1068, and 754-5048.

- Payton H. Wilmott