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HMD Pulse

HMD Pulse
$140
Brand: HMD
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.65-inch HD+ screen
  • Camera 13MP dual camera / 8MP front
  • Memory 4/6GB RAM with 64GB ROM
  • Platform UNISOC T606 / Android 14
  • Battery 5000mAh / 10W

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

7.7
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 8 / 10

The HMD Pulse is an entry-level smartphone offering a large display, long battery life, and a budget-friendly price tag. The device is the first series of smartphone from HMD Global.

Display: The Pulse features a 6.65-inch IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. While it offers smooth visuals, the resolution is capped at 720 x 1612 pixels.

Performance: Powering the device is the Unisoc T606 chipset paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Storage capacity is limited to 64GB but expandable via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Cameras: On the back, you’ll find a dual-lens camera system with a 13MP main sensor and a secondary QVGA depth sensor. The front-facing camera for selfies comes in at 8MP. Both cameras can record videos at 1080p resolution at 30fps.

Battery: The HMD Pulse packs a 5000mAh battery, which should provide ample power for all-day use. However, fast charging is limited to 10W.

Other Features: The phone runs Android 14 and offers basic connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Security is handled by a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The build consists of a plastic frame with a glass front and plastic back. It has a dust and splash resistant design. The HMD Pulse comes in three colors: Meteor Black, Dreamy Pink, and Atmos Blue. The table below contains the full specifications of the HMD Pulse smartphone.

Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA Band 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As HMD Global Pulse
Announced 2024, April 24
Status Available. Released 2024, April 24

BODY

Dimensions 163.2 x 75 x 8.5 mm
Weight 187 grams
Build Front glass / Plastic back / Plastic frame
- Dust and splash resistant
SIM Type Single Nano-SIM

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD touchscreen / 16M colors / 90Hz refresh / 600 nits of peak brightness
Size 6.65 inches, (86.81% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (265 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 14
Chipset Unisoc T606 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x1.6 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MP1

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 13MP, PDAF
Depth: QVGA
Camera Features Autofocus / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / LED flash
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel,
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes; Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery with 10W charger

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Meteor Black, Dreamy Pink, Atmos Blue
Box Contents HMD Pulse / Quick Start Guide / Safety Booklet / User Guide / Sim Pin / USB Type C Cable

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