Gaming phone Snail Mobile W3D goes on preorder: D-pad, 3D effects, and a 4200 mAh battery

Gaming phone Snail Mobile W3D goes on preorder: D-pad, 3D effects, and a 4200 mAh battery
While we were roaming the CES halls this year, we noticed a concept handset from Snail Games built with Android gaming in mind from the get-go. Yes, this means that the Snail Mobile W3D has a dedicated D-pad, face buttons, dual analog joysticks, and dual shoulder triggers on both sides, turning the phone itself into a mini PlayStation of sorts. 

This way you don't have to game with the touchscreen only, obstructing half of the view in the process, which is the inevitable curse of mobile gaming. In fact, the concept is similar to Android's first gaming phone - Sony Xperia Play, but with a much larger screen, and modern hardware.

As can be expected from a Chinese phone maker, the Snail Mobile W3D is a pretty good value for money, too, especially considering the very generous 4200 mAh battery pack. The handset is up for preorder now on Amazon for $400, and at that price you are getting a largish, 5.5" 1080p display, 64-bit octa-core MediaTek 6595 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage plus a microSD slot, 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front-facing camera. Fun fact - the phone is also equipped with two microUSB ports, so you can transfer photos from one, while juicing the phone with a fast wall charger from the other.

That's not all there is to it, though - Snail's gaming phone offers a glasses-free 3D visuals, thanks to the eye-tracking cameras at the front, similar to Amazon's Fire Phone, so games can have a nice, natural 3D effect to them, without requiring an extra accessory to view. Last but not least, it is also a dual SIM device, as usual with Chinese handsets, and the company says the Snail Mobile W3D will be released September 29th, despite that the preorder page states December. Any takers?



source: Amazon via Liliputing

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30 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Android + MediaTek + Mali = flop. No on makes money with Android.

2. Commandant

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I was wondering if idiots know they are idiot or not? then I saw you

10. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Others know it. Others don't, even if you shove the fact in their faces (a good example is the guy you replied to)

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I dont know whats sadder...his reply or the 3 that agreed with it....

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

You got to go bobby. I'm all for people speaking their mind in public forum, but do you not acknowledge the troll in you?

5. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

PA - Bobbybuster = a better life

7. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Right and also a good one

17. waddup121 unregistered

Smok-I mean play W3D everyday.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Gaming + MediaTek = Joke

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All the most demanding 3d game run perfectly smoothly on my wife Alcatel idolx+ So you are the joke.

6. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Snail is not a good name for a dedicated gaming phone,y'know

28. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

That's why the word Sarcasm was invented..

8. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

If u like games y not buy a ps4,no need to buy apple or android........simple......

15. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If i had money i would rather just build a 800$ rig and call it a day

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I built one for $400 couple years back. Maxed out skyrim easy. PCMR.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I want to see you in the bus with your tv and ps4 playing...

9. Shocky unregistered

Looks the part, shame the hardware inside sucks.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Ummm PhoneArena, the MT6595 processor is a 32-bit processor, not 64-bit. Also for a rough idea of its performance (it's a phone with similar-ish set up):http://www.gsmarena.com/meizu_mx4-review-1162p5.php

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So its a great deal for 400$ based on this alone.

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i want something like this with 2k screen - nvidia x1 cpu - 7000mah battery - quad front stereo speakers - and able to use stream os

27. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Sure, just close your eyes and imagine it.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

back of this phone is beautiful... a different design after a long time

18. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

if sony makes a phone like this that runs vita games i'd be all over this

19. ochuski

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

not a fan

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Why not just pair a moga with a phone like the One Plus One? Would be cheaper and better for gaming.

24. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

$400 is too much for the specs. it needs a mt6795 or an snapdragon 801 cpu

25. gaming64 unregistered

Sh*tty specs. Rather have an iPad than this.

30. francesreid

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Hi everyone, The phone is amazing as it has good features and the most interesting thing is that it have a gaming console which every game lovers would love it.

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