Verykool s470 Black Pearl

The Good The Verykool s470 Black Pearl smartphone is a great value at only $230 off-contract and it has a sharp screen.

The Bad The phone's camera takes mediocre shots and there's no support for LTE.

The Bottom Line Verykool's premium Black Pearl is far from high-end, but its unique features, like the dual-SIM setup, make it one of the better unlocked low-cost smartphones out there.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.7 Overall

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Verykool s470 Black Pearl
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Review

Solid performance on a budget

In any other company's smartphone lineup, the $230 unlocked Black Pearl would be the budget option. For San Diego-based manufacturer Verykool, it's the premium model.

At its price, the Black Pearl is a great value for what you get. It has a crisp screen, fast processor, dual-SIM capability, and a few software extras that make it more than just another budget Android handset.

The Black Pearl beats the Verykool Vortex in every way. Though it's the company's most expensive model, at $280, and has a water-resistant, rugged exterior, the Vortex is plagued by an out-of-date operating system and an inferior screen.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $229
  • Brand InfoSonics
  • Diagonal Size 4.7 in
  • Weight 5.29 oz
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