The Chinese manufacturer Vernee is developing devices that aim to cover the average low-end market, trying to pay special attention to the care of the materials and the speed of your devices.

This Mars seems to have what it takes to meet these criteria, but as we know, many times not just a data sheet to make a good device. Then we discover the strengths and weaknesses of this smartphone from the name ” global ”.

Materials, Hardware and Ergonomics

The design and construction are certainly worth mentioning. As soon as you pick it up, you have the feeling to have in my hands a device premium which gives the idea of ​​solidity thanks to the excellent materials. In particular, the unibody shell is made with a particular blasting and anodizing process and the antennas are curved to the sides giving a pleasing effect. Even the buttons, the camera and the Type-C USB connector are carefully finished.

Moreover, even the dimensions are significant, especially given the large diagonal 5.5-inch display as the width is contained and can also be used with one hand. In detail, the dimensions are: 51.6 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm. The dimensions are contained also because the display takes up most of the 80% of the front.

To move the smartphone we find the processor Helio P10 octacore 2.3 GHz accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory, expandable, as the slot can accommodate a Micro SD instead of a SIM. All powered by a 3000 mah battery with quick charge 9V charging at 1.5A and V-Charge technology.

The photographic industry is made dall’accoppiata 13 + 5 megapixels for the front units.


Without hesitation I can say that the highlight of this device it is undoubtedly the display . A panel really appreciable, satisfactory from every point of view that has the same technology used by iPhone In-cell present on the iPhone 7 for proper display of vivid colors.

has a 5.5-inch diagonal Full HD resolution and is protected by a glass Gorilla Glass 3. Very good brightness, visibility under direct sunlight and good also the viewing angle. Essentially this panel makes it very pleasant to look at all content. You can also increase the contrast or make the colors even more marked with Miravsion.

Also present was the EYE CARE filter to reduce eye strain. The downside is that unfortunately a lot retains fingerprints, it is pre-applied to a film which is preferable not to remove. In addition, the vibration feed is not soft, while the touch is always responsive.

Battery, Audio and Reception

The battery is 3000 mAh with charging V-Charge and it allows you to charge your smartphone by 50% in just over 30 minutes. From the point of view of autonomy, we reach the 4 screen lit hours with heavy usage, but we can increase the duration by activating the intuitive energy saving stand-by.

Sottotono instead the audio industry . Just enough volume and quality of both the speakerphone to the earpiece. Also during the call, must speak very close to the microphone to make us feel good.

No problem for the reception: lack the bandwidth from 800 Mhz but do not experience sharp declines of the reception and the coupling of the network fast enough even after a passage in areas with poor signal. Furthermore, the slot can also host the second SIM utilizing dual stand by technology and the settings, as usual, we can change the SIM for calls and one to use for the data network and other typical settings of Mediatek smartphone.


The combination interface stock, minimal and clean with Android Marshmallow, gives the system fluidity and a pleasant user experience.

Do they notice jamming, lag in daily use even under stress. Customization is limited to the choice of the location of on-screen buttons. navigation in the system web browser is also quick, one-time only slows down in the presence of very heavy pages that are not loading in meteoric fashion.

they do also feel 4GB of RAM and Helio P10 Octacore processor that make it fluid and also side performance enjoyable.

Benchmark Results

camera and Multimedia

The back camera 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor has an aperture f / 2.0, PDAF, flash Dual Tone.

The shots are of discrete principle, in particular the macros, while also panoramic of day tend to be less detailed and knead the edges. In the evening the fall performance a lot with very noisy picture, but the dual tone flash allows you to evenly illuminate the scene. The focus is quite fast but sometimes the photos are out of focus.

The front camera instead is 5 megapixel sensor with S5K5E2 Samsung. The selfie is poor, even in daylight.

The video, shot at full resolution 1080p follow the performance of the camera. Indeed, we have a good overall quality, but the utterly unsatisfactory captured audio.

Well the Gaming sector. Asphalt 8 loads quickly and has an experience of smooth game, no shots, made pleasant at medium details also by the quality of the panel.


Vernee is a young, perhaps a bit ‘immature, because its devices are undoubtedly attractive in some respects, but they are unfortunately far from complete, or at least are not all’ height of competition.

Vernee Mars is indeed really nice and well done in terms of design and also boasts an impressive display for the price range. An audio sector and a better camera, would certainly more chance to get space on the market.

This Mars is already available in various online stores at a price of about $ 200, excluding taxes.

Offer 180 € Display Dual SIM or microSD Aesthetics and materials Fluidity and speed Quick charge audio sector front camera No band 800 MHZ Guarantee and service VOTE 6.5

Francesca Lacorte