This is andre here with the kevin breeze channel and in this video we’re going to be taking a look at the cricut influence, so let’s get started. This phone has a 6.2 inch lcd display with a resolution of 720p a ppi of 271 and an aspect ratio of 19 by nine. We got a water drop notch here for the front facing camera, and this camera is five megapixels right now i do have the brightness set to a hundred percent and i think it does look pretty good. So the bottom bezel here is a little bit on the thicker side and i’m. Not a huge fan of the water drop notch. I’Ve always thought those make phones, look a little bit old and outdated and more on the cheap side. But overall, the display is a really good size, big enough to give you the advantages of having a large display, but at the same time, not so big that it’s uncomfortable to carry around in your pocket. The phone is decently thin. It doesn’t feel like one of those chunky, phones and really, despite being a low end phone, it feels really sturdy and solid, and i can definitely tell the materials are a lot higher quality than some other phones that are a lot more expensive than this. One. For storage, this phone has 32 gigabytes of internal storage with microsd card expansion, so not the best, but not bad either. For the average user, 32 gigabytes should be just okay.
To give you an idea of what this looks like right now, i have all the apps that i use on a daily basis, downloaded onto this phone and it’s, taking up about 5.2 gigabytes. The system storage is about 9 gigabytes and this is all taking up 15.42 gigabytes in total or 48 of the total storage. So you have a decent amount of space to work with, if you’re a power user. If you have lots of larger apps like games on the phone or if you have a lot of photos and videos or music, then you’re, probably gon na burn through that storage really fast. But in the case of photos and videos you can always put that on the micro sd card and you would really need a lot of apps to run through another 15 gigabytes of storage. So for the average user. 32 gigabytes should be acceptable. But if you are more of a power user – and you do a lot of different activities that take up a lot of space, you might want to consider looking into a device that has 64 gigabytes of internal storage. Instead. Now this phone has no wireless charging and it doesn’t support face unlock, but there is a fingerprint scanner right here on the back let’s give it a try there we go one more time and there we go so it’s really fast and responsive and it’s perfectly comfortable To reach you’re not going to have any problems with this one.
Now taking a look at the rear camera setup. Here we got a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel depth sensing camera for portrait mode, which it has in the rear and front cameras there’s. Unfortunately, no ultra wide camera. That is a feature i would have liked to see on this phone. They are becoming more and more common these days, but there are still quite a few phones that don’t have one and really an ultra wide camera is a feature that should be included with pretty much any phone these days, so hopefully in the future. This will change as far as video goes. This phone is able to shoot in qualities up to 1080p in both the rear and front cameras, so not bad at all, now, i’m going to turn it over to kevin to show you a few photo and video samples from this phone i’m actually decently, impressed with The camera quality from the qriket influence now the quality is certainly nowhere near what you’d get with one of the latest iphones, for example, or a higher end android phone, but considering that this is a very budget level device, i have no complaints about the quality you Can take photos with this phone that are perfectly usable for social media, for example, and preserve memories for the future, but i think what especially makes the camera quality stand out is how much better it is compared to other devices being offered by cricket that really aren’t Much cheaper, for example, the qriket icon 2.
we’ve already reviewed that here in the channel, but comparing the camera quality from that phone to the cricut influence is a huge difference, even though the two phones are both in that very budget segment, but i’ll. Let the quality speak for itself and let’s now take a look at some video samples what’s going on everyone. This is kevin here coming at you with a 1080p front facing test video from the qriket influence. Definitely let me know what you think about the picture and audio quality from the device, and here is a 1080p test video using the main camera on the cricut influence. We do have pretty quick, auto focus and video mode, which is always great to see so internally. This phone’s getting three gigabytes of ram with the qualcomm snapdragon, 460 processor that’s, definitely impressive. I was not expecting to see a snapdragon 460 in a phone like this. We ran a geekbench 5 benchmark test on the phone and it came back with a single core score of 250 and a multi core score of 12.77. These are really impressive numbers for a phone of this level. I regularly see phones in this price range with multi core scores around 800, sometimes even as low as the 400s there’s, probably not another phone in this price range that actually has this powerful of a processor. So if you’re looking for a phone, they can do activities a little bit more intense than your typical daily activities.
Then this phone is definitely going to be a good choice. It’S going to be able to handle things from photo editing, light, video, editing and gaming, and social media apps like instagram and tick tock that require a little bit more processing power are gon na run a lot better on this phone than they would on other phones With weaker processors and your web browsing experience is gon na be really good too. Despite the powerful processor, this phone does have more of a mediocre battery with a 3 300 milliamp hour battery it’s, definitely not the worst out there, but it’s not the best either. So if you’re looking for a phone with a super big battery that you can use heavily all day without charging once or if you prefer to get the same phone and keep it for a really long period of time, then you might be a little disappointed with This phone, because, even though the battery is still pretty decent, it’s, not going to have the life per charge or longevity of say, a 5 000 milliamp hour battery it’s a lot bigger that being said again, it’s not the worst battery out there. The iphone 12 actually has a 2815 milliamp hour battery, so it’s a lot worse than this phone’s battery, but at the same time i wouldn’t expect amazing battery performance from this phone it’s gon na be okay, just nothing really special. Now that we’ve gone over some of the specs of the phone let’s take a look at the hardware.
So, on the left side here we have the slot for the sim card in the micro sd card on the bottom. Here we have the microphone, a usbc charging, port and the speaker on the right side. We have our volume keys and our power button on the top there’s a three and a half millimeter headphone jack and a noise canceling microphone and on the back we have our fingerprint scanner, our flash and our camera setup there’s. Also, a cricut logo right here at the bottom and that’s pretty much it now, in conclusion, is the qriket influence worth buying in 2021? I would say it definitely.