My name is jose, and here we talk about digital minimalism, so that’s, something that enters you make sure to subscribe. We have a giveaway going on from today until the end of april so make sure to sign up and to subscribe, so you subscribe and hit the link below and you’ll be entered into. The giveaway. The link below is just an option of what device you will prefer and also a method for me to contact you, because in the past, it’s just been taking a little bit too long for me to contact people and get all of the information. So now you’re going to hit a form below you, fill it out and then you’re good to go. So thanks for participating thanks for subscribing and supporting the channel now let’s get to the review of the maxos neo. The max west neo is not an amazing device by any means, but it does have a certain appeal, especially for users that want to use a non google operating system. It uses this proprietary system that i still haven’t figured out what it is yet and i’m still trying to research and figure it out what specific operating system it’s using, but it only has the very basics it has calls. It has text it. Doesn’T have wi fi, it doesn’t have gps and it doesn’t have essentially any other way to connect to the internet. It does have a browser, but it does not work very well.
So we’ll get to that when we get to some of the tools that it has. When it comes to calls and compatibility, it is dual sim, it uses att or t mobile or its subsidiaries is gsm only it does not work with verizon and the call quality is actually very good. I was very impressed with the speaker and just how, overall, the call quality was so i really enjoyed using the device now when it comes to text again it does work well for single text. It does not work for group text messaging. I believe this is a limitation of the operating system and it doesn’t allow you to use it very reliably. Now the texts do send, but they’re only going to be single threaded now you can, alternatively, use digits. So if you use a digits account, you are going to be able to send text messages via your computer through t mobile. If you connect it with t mobile, so you kind of send group messages through digits and you only reply to single text messages on your device, so that may be a workaround for people that may need it. If you want a video on that make sure to comment in this in the comments below, if you want a video like that now let’s get to a couple of the extra tools that the maxwest neo has it doesn’t have anything revolutionary, but it does have a Calculator, it does have a unit converter and it does have a calendar, so those are very basic tools that are very necessary, especially when you have a basic phone that doesn’t have access to all of the bells and whistles to all the apps, so it works decently.
Well, in those areas – and it also has a music player – it has a gallery, it does have a camera without a flash, but it does have a camera, so that’s a nice addition, so i really enjoyed using those, and it does have an fm radio that you Don’T need to connect headphones to. It does have a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack as well, but it uses micro usb for charging a little bit of a bummer but it’s a little bit of an older device. I believe this was released, probably in 2019, where that transition between usbc was very prominent, but it was not there yet so again, it does have some older features and it does have some newer features. The browser is there, but it doesn’t work very well now the device is certified with volte, but i don’t think it’s using all of the resources. Whenever i tried getting into the browser, it was able to get to a couple of places, but sometimes it crashed, and sometimes it did not work. Now when it comes to crashes, the device is very reliable unless you start taxing it a lot. I was switching between a lot of tasks once as i was testing the device and it crashed once and it just rebooted the operating system. It wasn’t that big of a deal, especially because i was trying to tax the device trying to test this new operating system that i did not see it does have a couple of extra things like you can put a pin.
You even have sos alerts. If you, you know, configure it you’re able to send sos message to a specific list of contacts which i think is a good addition and i think, it’s something that every dumb phone should have a button in order to send sos. Especially since you don’t have these gps tracking technologies and most of these feature phones or very basic phones, so i think those are great additions and something that i want to see more in future devices. Now there are a couple of extra things like a sim kit and a file manager. I don’t know if those are extremely useful, maybe just transfer between your computer and to transfer into the phone to transfer music. The memory is not too large is about one gig or something you know, maybe a little bit more, a little bit less so you’re not going to be able to have a lot of music. So i recommend that you get an sd card if you’re trying to listen to a lot of music on this device, but it works very well honestly, i’m very impressed by the device it’s, not the most revolutionary it’s, not the matrix phone. No, but it does work. Well, especially for people that want privacy, this device does not have gps, it does not have wi fi. It does not have essentially any way to connect you or trace you in a certain sense. So for those of you who are more privacy, minded and don’t want an android down or a customized android device, which are you know very numerous in the basic phone arena.
Then this device may be a solution for you now again only works on gsm networks, and i presume that it’s going to be able to work internationally as well, because it has a lot of the bands necessary. It is vol lte certified. So you are not going to have the 3g or even the lte sun setting on you, so i think it’s a good alternative for those looking for a different device for them, so the maxwell’s neo4j works very well now. The last thing i want to mention is battery life. Battery life is exceptional, four to five days very good with light and sometimes even heavy use. I think it’s because of the operating system – it’s, not very intensive. You can see it by just looking at the colors. It also has different sound profiles, something that i haven’t found in a lot of phones, so you can have silent ones and general ones, and you can even have some customizable ones, so that’s always nice to have different sound profiles if that’s, what you’re into so max Was neo4g about 75 very good device? In my opinion, i think it’s, a good alternative for those who want a different operating system, non android based and are looking for super private, no gps, no wi fi! No anything like that. The only thing that it has is bluetooth but that’s about it. I need to continue researching on the operating system because it’s, not the only device that is using it.
I actually found that the plum ram line, so i reviewed the plum ram 9, which was the kaios device, but the plum ram 8 uses a very similar operating system to this one. So i need to research what specific operating system they’re using in order to give you a little bit more understanding. As far as i know, it’s not android based, but it may be just super concealed android, but it is not as sort of my findings, at least as of right now, if i find anything else i’m going to put it in the comments or in the description As well or update you on reddit, but thank you very much for watching this video and if you want to watch any of the other videos. So if you have any questions about all of the dom phones that i have reviewed, make sure to comment below and anything else, just let me know good luck on the giveaway today, we’re taking a look at the max west, neo, no it’s, not a phone.