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Hands On : MTN Sm@rt Mini S620 Review


MTN Sm@rt S620 and S720i android devices was launched in july and has so far gotten mixed reactions. To some , it is a huge disappointment. While to others , its a good debut phone from MTN. I got a chance to play with the sm@rt S620 device , here’s my review.

Here’s a Quick run-down of specs :

Operating System – Android 4.2
Processor – 1GHZ
Battery – 1,300mAH
Display – 3.5” HVGA LCD
Camera – Front/Rear with Flashlight
SIM – Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)
Data – HSPA+/WiFi/Bluetooth/USB
Memory – 4GB, 512RAM
External Memory – microSD, up to 32 GB
FM Radio – Yes
BBM Support – Yes

The Good : : Very Portable.

Average Performance.

Light Weight

The Bad : Poor Picture Quality

Dim Camera Flashlight

Poor Battery Performance.

Poor Display Material.

Design And Display

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Hands On , the first thing that greeted my eyes was the 3.5′ inch HVGA LCD display. Of course , 3.5′ inches is very small but looks and feel very portable , can easily be covered by a large palm. But I’m not impressed with the display material. It is made of “light glass” and can easily get cracked if carelessly handled , not the durable type.

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The body is made of Plastic cover , Dosent give you the premium feel on hand. The main positive about the design is that it has a light weight , so it dosent really feel like you’re holding anything.

Software And Performance

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MTN Smart S620 Runs On Android 4.2 Jellybean and that’s a huge positive , considering the fact that it has 512MB RAM and 1Ghz Processor. It also has a 4GB ROM (internal storage) and can be expanded to 32GB.

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Overall the device had an average performance. Initially , I had no problem running and closing apps but the phone began to freeze when I ran too many apps at the same time. So you have to run few apps at a time to get the best performance.

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The MTN Smart S620 device can play normal games like temple and angry birds but High quality and memory eating games like grandtheft auto and Fifa 15 Ultimate Team will not work.


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The camera is a huge disappointment. In a world where selfie reigns , 2MP camera resolution is far below average. I tested the camera and it didn’t give me the desired result. The picture quality is poor. Also , The Camera flash light is very dim , So taking pictures at night isn’t soo cool. Here are some pictures I took with the camera a little past afternoon.

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Battery Life

The major drawback of this device is its 1,300mAh , Far below average. In a country where the power supply is epileptic , One will expect a better battery life from MTN but No , The Smart S620 isn’t built for that. But a 4200mAh powerbank will solve your battery problem.

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Other Facts

==> It comes with 1year free warranty

==> It is a dual SIM device and you can also use any SIM On it.

==> It comes with free MTN simcard.

My Verdict

Overall , Its a nice phone and a good debut for MTN. Perhaps their next device will be more impressive than this. The MTN Smart S620 is quite affordable and will best serve as a backup device.

How To Screenshot On MTN Smart S620

Taking screenshot is easy! Just hold Volume Down Button and Unlock Button together. Your screenshot will automatically be saved to your phone’s gallery in a seperate “Screenshot” folder.

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Ikechukwu MaxkDAVE

Ikechukwu Onu is a technical writer, product designer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech, especially Android. When he isn’t designing or writing killer content, reviewing gadgets or products, you’ll find him answering tech support questions from friends and family, going out for outreach, hang out with friends, or eating my snacks while watching Netflix. #Maxkdave #InfoKid EMAIL:


  1. why is it that many of your outlets didn’t put a sim or SD that the phone comes with? Am so bored up, can’t even benefit from buying it oh!

  2. My sm@rt. mini s620 phone, but it keep asking me to enter a privacy protection password. I even try to flashed it but it can not be removed so I please help me.

  3. I truly don’t like this MTN phone because I know of few people that used it and it was not enjoyable

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