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When one thinks of Tesla, what comes to mind is Elon Musk and electric cars but there is a new phone in town which is equally as awesome. I took the phone out for a spin and here are my thoughts on it.

Unboxing

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The Tesla 9.1 Lite comes with;

  • 1 type – c charger
  • 1 set of earphones
  • 1 phone cover
  • 1 screen protector
  • 1 pin for the sim card slot

Appearance

The Tesla 9.1 Lite is a beauty with smooth rounded edges that make it easy to handle. It comes with a 5.7 inch screen with an IPS capacitive touchscreen. The screen comes with a 1440 x 720 pix resolution which even though it is not HD, one can’t really tell due to the quality.

Camera

If you are into selfies,  you will definitely love this phone with its 8MP front camera that comes with a flash. This means that you can be able to take your selfies event at night. The front camera takes up to 3264 x 2448 pixel pictures which are quite clear.

At the back, the Tesla comes with two cameras 13MP+5MP which are  autofocus with up to 4224*3096 pixel pictures, face and smile detection and dual LED flash for that perfect photo. These cameras take some good photos.

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Fingerprint Sensor

The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back which makes unlocking the phone that much easier not to mention the added security. The sensor can save up to five fingerprints and it is fast and accurate.

Sound

Tesla have put the speakers at the back of the phone which can be a disadvantage when listening to music without earphones because you have to place on the table face down. Sound quality is not anything to write home about but for its price range it can work.

Performance

The phone comes with a 3GB RAM, a MediaTek 6750 Octa-core 1.5 GHz and a Mali – T860 MP2 GPU which makes the phone fast enough for usual usage. So far, I have not experienced any lag even in instances when I have opened multiple tabs.

Battery

The phone comes with a 2800mAh which is non-removable. With moderate usage the battery can last a day but with heavy usage it can last about half a day. I have to say that I would have expected it to come with a bigger battery, but they have compensated this by incorporating Type – C fast charging which means that the phone takes a shorter time to charge.

Storage

The phone comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded using a Micro SD to up to 64 GB. With this kind of storage, one can take as many photos as one would like without having to worry about phone memory.

Conclusion

All in all, I have to say that the Tesla 9.1 Lite which is retailing at Kshs. 16,800 is good value for money.