KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone – Review


KOSPET Hope 4G
KOSPET Hope 4G

KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone

| Watch | SmartPhone | 32GB ROM | 3GB RAM | Quad-Core CPU | Dual 4G/LTE | GPS + GLONASS | WiFi | Bluetooth | 8MP Camera | Heart Rate | IP67 Waterproof | Multi-Touch | AMOLED | Android |


 


⌚ We are reviewing the KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone, a full Android 7 smartphone inside a watch – and with an insanely affordable price.

The KOSPET Hope 4G is a smartwatch phone and way more rich-featured than smartbands like the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 or hybrid watches such as the Xiaomi Mijia Quartz Watch.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone Review

Tests & Scores


AF

Advanced Features

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone features include advanced options such as:

  • Dual 4G/LTE
  • Dual satellite positioning: GPS+GLONASS
  • PPG Heart rate sensor
  • IP67 waterproof rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Vibrating motor
  • Speaker
  • WiFi
  • 8MP camera
  • OTA firmware upgrade

W

Weight

KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone weight in Ounces and KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone weight in grams.

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Technology & Specs (CPU, RAM, ROM)

Despite being a watch, the KOSPET Hope 4G is also a highly packed smartphone with a full Android OS.

This little device holds inside more RAM, ROM and CPU power than many smartphones – carrying a whopping 32GB of ROM, 3GB of RAM LPDDR3 memory (667Mhz frequency) and a quad-core CPU (MTK6739)

The MTK6739 is a quad-core 64-bit, ARM Cortex-A53 CPU that can run at 1.5GHZ, yet KOSPET lists the MTK6739 being clocked at 1.25GHZ to 1.3GHZ – this might be a decision made by the brand to underclock the CPU to extend battery life or might simply be a typography error by KOSPET.

The Mediatek MTK6739 holds a IMG GE8100 GPU that can operate at 570MHz and support up to a resolution of 1440×720.

Hats off for KOSPET for putting this beastly strong CPU, RAM and ROM combination at this ultra-affordable price.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone nano SIM
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone nano SIM

A

Accessories & Packaging

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone unboxing results in a charging cable and a protective film – do not expect a huge amount of accessories.

Everything comes inside a fairly small box (120x105x65mm)

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D

Design

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone has a standard-styled rounded watch form factor, style is inline with the:

The overall looks are clean and aesthetically pleasing. The CNC engraved body and ceramic details make it a watch that can be worn in any situation ranging from sports up to formal business conferences.

On the bottom plate of the main unit you will find the heart rate sensor and the nano SIM slot under a cover that pops out.

The bundled wristband is fully made of silicone but can be replaced with any other compatible strap like leather, metal, leatherette, etc – the included silicone strap measures 98mmx24mm (short end) and 125x24mm (long end)

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone

OC

Operation & Control

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone has 2 dedicated buttons and a touch sensitive screen with gestures and multi-touch compatibility.

Having available both physical and touch controls makes the watch extremely easy to operate. These dual control system, also, allows it to be versatile and usable on different weather conditions.

The operating system running is Android (like most modern smartphones) and most intuitive controls and gestures are the same on the KOSPET Hope 4G, like:

  • Swipe up or down to scroll or navigate menus
  • Swipe left to confirm
  • Swipe right to go back
  • On main screen/watch-dial screen: Swiping right opens the notifications
  • Swipe down for quick access settings (access to WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G, brightness, Mute/unmute, battery left, GPS, task cleaner, music control, weather forecast)
  • Swipe up for health stats, steps, km, Kcal
  • Tap the top button to turn on or off the screen
  • Press and hold the top button to turn on or off the device
  • Tap the lower button to go back

The KOSPET Hope 4G is equipped with “raise hand to wake up” functionality – this feature can be turned on or off at will.

This function comes handy by not having to press any button to turn on the screen – very common feature of smartwatches and smartbands. In fact, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is one of the most famous smartbands that has this feature and also the additional “lower hand to turn off screen” – the last one does not seem to be available on the KOSPET Hope 4G.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G button
KOSPET Hope 4G button

B

Battery Life

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone is equipped with a 620 mAh lithium ion polymer battery – this is nearly 6 times more battery power than the Xiaomi Mi Band 3.

The brand claims that the KOSPET Hope 4G can provide 5 days of standby time battery life on a single charge.

The usage battery life is not stated by the brand but we were able to easily get a day and a half of battery life on a single charge paired to a smartphone (Bluetooth On) – with light use and turning the device off during the night or 18+hours of continuous light use. This is inline with watches like the Apple Watch Series 4.

Of course, as expected with any device, turning on 4G data, WiFi and GPS will deplete the battery much faster.

Charging: The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone charges with a magnetically attaching cable (included).

The magnets on the cable attach to the back face of the watch, where the 2 charging pin-dots are placed – this is a charging cable system very similar to the DT NO.1 F13 and different to the Xiaomi Mi Band 3.

The magnets attach strongly but we prefer to sit the watch sideways with the cable end pointing up, to avoid any possible cable disconnection.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone charging connector
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone charging connector

CB

Construction & Build

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone is extremely rugged and durable, with strong construction materials.

The bezels are made of ceramic while the body of the device is constructed with high-pressured molten metal.

The device has no flimsy nor cheap-feeling details, which results in looks and build that seems unimaginable at this price range.

Adding to their durability, the KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone has an IP67 waterproof rating to withstand normal daily activities without having to worry about the watch.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G side
KOSPET Hope 4G side

F

Functions

As the KOSPET Hope 4G is a full smartphone in a watch form factor, their functions have no limits and can be as versatile as wanted by installing any app from the App Store.

Google Play Store was enabled on the latest firmware updates, unleashing their whole apps to be installed on the watch, having access to the Play Store and all of it’s apps is an outstanding resource.

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone preinstalled functions and apps include:

  • Phone
  • Messaging
  • Contacts
  • Fitness app (outdoor run, walk, indoor run, biking, basketball, football, ping pong, badminton, skipping)
  • Weather forecast
  • Photo & Video camera app
  • Gallery
  • Music Player
  • Play Store
  • Sound Recorder
  • Filer Manager
  • Web Browser
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Clock (alarms, timer, stopwatch)
  • Voice Search
  • Send files
  • Google Maps

Additional functions include: Caller ID, Reject incoming call, SMS notifications, Instant message display, Push notification for any app, Vibrating alerts, Sound alerts, Ringtones, “Lift wrist to view info”, Step counting, Calories burned, Stopwatch, Alarms, Reminders.

We tested out the heart rate sensor of the KOSPET Hope 4G, resulting in accurate bpm readings that corresponded to the measurement of external chest straps and the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 readings – with a marginal difference of +/-1 to 2 bpm.

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KOSPET Hope 4G heart rate sensor
KOSPET Hope 4G heart rate sensor

S

Screen

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone has a large AMOLED screen with a diagonal size of 1.39 inches.

The resolution of the screen is 400×400, which is even more than the Apple Watch 4.

The AMOLED screen of the KOSPET is gorgeous with vibrant colors, full viewing angles with no distortion and high contrast.

The screen is bright and can be seen in any lighting condition – much as with any modern smartphone.

The screen is rounded and takes full advantage of the area of the dial, yet there is an amazing hidden tip: pressing and holding the screen-off/power-off button will take you to the Power Off, Reboot, Power Save and Recent Task shortcut screen but the most important of all, there is a white circle on the top of this screen, if you tap it, it will become a semi-full circle with a white square inside; this let’s you force your applications to show in “full-screen” covering the whole rounded screen area or to “box them” in a square inside the screen to fully fit the app in the display – this is highly handy as some apps designed for smartphones will get their buttons, menus, etc out of range if used on “full-screen” mode.

Watch Dials:

At the time of the publication of this KOSPET Hope 4G review, the smartwatch offers 144 different dials that can be downloaded and installed on the device.

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C

Connectivity

The KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone has a very extensive connectivity offering:

  • Dual 4G/LTE covering bands:
    TDD LTE: B38,B39,B40,B41
    FDD LTE:B1,B2,B3,B5,B7,B8,B12,B17,B20
    TD-SCDMA:B34+B39
    WCDMA: 850 /1900/ 2100MHz
    GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • WiFi:
    2.4Ghz/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0

We tested their Bluetooth connection paired with a smartphone and with every type of Bluetooth headphones. The results showed no hiccups at any given time nor any sound quality loss.

Testing their Dual 4G/LTE connection and WiFi, both resulted in stable signals with good reach and no unexpected disconnections.

As the device includes a dual satellite positioning system with GPS and Glonass, we decided to see how it performed. The dual system answered with quick, accurate localization and tracking while travelling, running and using it as a GPS navigation system.

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KOSPET Hope 4G
KOSPET Hope 4G

CO

Comfort

The KOSPET Hope 4G is not a shy smartwatch, having a 49mm dial and a thickness of 17.5mm but it is neither ludicrously large – we would say that it is a masculine watch.

Despite the robust construction and manly size, the watch weights only 70gr.

The soft and wide silicone strap adds nice support and stability to the body of the watch and enables a comfortable all-day experience.

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone strap
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone strap

App

App

Being a full-fledged smartphone, the KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone can fully work as a standalone device without depending on any external device nor app.

Nonetheless, to pair it to a smartphone, receiving notifications from the paired device and wirelessly send files between both, it is needed to install the Wiiwatch2 app.

The Wiiwatch2 app can record health data (steps, BPM, Kcal, km), can be used to download additional watch faces/dials (this can also be done from the watch without the app).

Additional options available on the Wiiwatch2 app are: step count, lookup device, music control, send file, raise hand to wake up, silent mode, app notifications, software updates and will also tell you the battery charge remaining.

Wiiwatch2 app screens

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CAM

Camera

Sitting in between the 2 physical buttons there is another knob-like piece, this is the camera of the KOSPET Hope 4G.

Behind the lens there is an 8 megapixel (5MP interpolated) sensor which seamlessly combines with a very wide angled lens.

With the camera of the KOSPET Hope 4G you can capture 8MP photographs and 720p videos with audio.

Of course, this is not a professional DSLR, mirrorless full-frame camera nor a multi-lens device and will not offer pin-point sharp images but to have an 8 megapixel camera packed in your wrist is quite impressive.

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KOSPET Hope 4G camera
KOSPET Hope 4G camera
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone
KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone

Photos (unedited) taken with the KOSPET Hope 4G:

Original

KOSPET Hope 4G photo example
KOSPET Hope 4G photo example

100% Crop from Original Photo

KOSPET Hope 4G 100% crop photo example
KOSPET Hope 4G 100% crop photo example

 


SPK

Speaker

The KOSPET Hope has a built-in speaker that enables to take phone calls, see videos with audio, get GPS audio indications or listen to music without any headphones.

Moreover, as it is a full-fledged smartphone running an Android OS and having a Bluetooth chip, the KOSPET Hope can pair with any Bluetooth headphone to listen to music, audio, video and take calls from the wireless headphone.

The built-in speaker of the watch will not provide a Hi-Fi experience but it does well it’s job as a speaker for phone calls, occasional music listening, videos watching, GPS navigation, voice commands, etc.

We tried the device with a FLAC high-quality lossless music track and the KOSPET Hope 4G played it perfectly – impressive that this tiny device was able to reproduce FLAC audio files.

KOSPET Hope 4G speaker
KOSPET Hope 4G speaker

FW

Firmware

KOSPET seems to be taking care of their users and releasing new firmware updates very often, so be sure to regularly check for new OTA updates from the watch menu itself or through the app.


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Scores Scores

KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone Scores

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KOSPET Hope 4G
KOSPET Hope 4G

Specifications

KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone Technical Specifications

Brand
Kospet
Model
Hope
Color
Black
Watch Case Material
Metal + Ceramic
Watch Band Material
Silicone
Operating system
Android7.1.1
Support system
android5.1 & ios 8.0 And above
Touch Mode
Single touch screen
CPU
MTK6739 1.3GHZ
RAM
3GB
ROM
32GB
Camera
8.0MP(5.0MP software update)
Battery
620mAh
Battery type
Polymer battery
Standby Time
3-5days
Waterproof
IP67

Display and appearance

Display Size
1.39″
Screen type
AMOLED
Resolution
400*400

Connection

Band
TDD LTE: B38,B39,B40,B41
FDD LTE:B1,B2,B3,B5,B7,B8,B12,B17,B20
TD-SCDMA:B34+B39
WCDMA: 850 /1900/ 2100MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
SIM card
Nano SIM card
Wifi support
2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Ver 4.0
GPS
GPS/GLONASS

Support Format

Audio File Format
Mp3、wma、flac
Video File Format
Mp4、rmvb、rm
Picture format
Jpg、png、gif
Data transmission
Pogo pin

Software spec

Language
English(United States)、English(England)、German(Deutsch)、French、Spanish(español)、Portuguese(Português)、Italian(Italiano)、Russian(Русский язык)、Hindi、Arabic(لغة عربية、)Ukrainian(УКРАЇНА)、Czech(Čeština)、 Danish(Dansk)、Hungarian、Dutch、Norwegian、Polish(Polski)、Romanian(limba română)、Turkish(Türkçe)、Greek(Ελλάδα )、The kazak、Serbian(Cрпски)、Persian(فارسی‎ = Fârsi)、Korean(한국어)、Japanese、Indonesia(Republik Indonesia)、Malaysia、Philippines(Tagalog)、Vietnam(Tiếng Việt)、Bangladesh(Gônôprôjatôntri Bangladesh)、Thai(ภาษาไทย)、Laos(ພາສາລາວ)、Cambodia、Chinese (simplified)、Chinese (traditional)
Other function
Pedometer,Sleep monitoring,Heart rate measurement,Anti-lost alert,Sedentary reminder,Message,Remote Camera,Facebook,Music Sync Function

Other Features

Watch Dimensions
φ49mm* Thickness 17.5mm Length 265mm watchband:98mm*24mm 125mm*24mm
Giftbox Dimensions
120(L)mmX105(W)mmX65(H)mm
Net weight
70g
Package Weight
220g

In the box

smartwatch x 1
data line x1
User Menu x 1
Protective film x1

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KOSPET Hope 4G SmartWatch Phone

9.1

SCORE

9.1/10


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