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VeryKool Cyprus s6001 Android Smartphone Phablet
VeryKool Cyprus s6001 Android Smartphone 6″ Phablet

Want a large 6″ Android based unlocked phablet for less than $700? That is where VeryKook shines and in many other ways, with their Cyprus s6001 6” smartphone with dual SIM international capabilities.

Overview

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Smartphone
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Smartphone

VeryKool’s Cyprus Android dual SIM unlocked smartphone reaches to max size of a phablet with a 6” screen. Pop your home country SIM in and enjoy 4G data from nearly any GSM provider. It comes unlocked at a super value of $169.99 on Amazon. Once you land in the next country, find a local SIM and install it in its second slot. Easily switch between the two via an Android app to avoid high roaming charges.

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Texturized Back
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Texturized Back

Brands that offer unlocked phones have not been known for up-to-date features until now. VeryKool’s approach to the unlocked dual SIM smartphone market is smart. The form factor of the Cyprus is strikingly thin at only 8mm compared to other 6” smartphones that I have used, similar to the Lumia 1520.

Disclosure: I received the VeryKool Cyprus s6001 smartphone at no cost for review. I have not been compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All photos are courtesy of VeryKool.


VeryKool Cyprus s6001 Android Smartphone Phablet Unboxing

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Six Inch Screen Smartphone
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus 6″ Screen Smartphone

Screen brightness on budget smartphones is typically bad, but this model had more than enough for bright summer days and pitch-dark rooms. I enjoyed watching lag free YouTube videos throughout my review term.

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Quad-Core CPU
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Quad-Core CPU

Google’s Android KitKat 4.4 OS is preinstalled and all features worked well with its 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. An FM radio app and a VeryKool Android firmware update app were included to help notify users of when new software becomes available.

Testing its dual SIM card functionality was easy. The settings for each SIM are adjusted via an app pre-installed. There are screen icons showing connection and signal strength for each active SIM.
Calls were clear in rural and city environments, however carriers are mostly responsible for that. So your experience with calls and data speeds will depend on the towers available.

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus 13MP Camera
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus 13MP Camera

A maximum 4G cellular connection speed is 21Mbps, the relatively low 245 pixels per square inch 720×1280 resolution screen, 1GB of RAM and 2.4GHz only WiFi shows where build material costs were saved with the Cyprus. The price for what you do get is nothing short of wow though.

Final Thoughts

At the price of $174.99 on Amazon, the VeryKool Cyprus s6001 is hard to beat. Two SIM card slots make it versatile enough for use in the US and then overseas if you are using a carrier that does not offer fair international data rates.

VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Included Accessories
VeryKool s6001 Cyprus Included Accessories

When was the last time a case cover, earphones and a screen protector were included with a smartphone purchase? I cannot remember that happening before. The screen is bright and the photos it takes are good enough for Snapchat uploads. If the pixels per square inch were slightly more and if the screen had more resolution, it would have been rated at four stars. I understand though that the company needed to save build costs somewhere.

Rating: 3.5/5

Pros:

  • 6” Bright Screen
  • $30 of Included Accessories
  • Standard SIM and Micro SIM slots
  • Removable Battery
  • microSD Expansion Slot Up To 32GB
  • Unlocked For Any GSM Carrier
  • 13MP Camera

Cons:

  • Low screen resolution
  • Relatively Slow 4G 21Mbps Max Download Speed

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