The Zaydo Pulse packs flagship hardware in a thin body, has an even thinner price-tag

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Zaydo is a brand-new company, looking to gain some ground on the battlefield that is today's smartphone market. As we well know, there are two ways one can do that – offer a device with exceptional design, powerful hardware, and unique features; or just offer an aggressively priced handset, which attracts customers with the promise of noteworthy value for their money.

Well, the company's first handset – the Zaydo Pulse is a combination of both the aforementioned options. It's a phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, and powered by a 3,100 mAh user-replaceable battery. Its screen utilizes what Zaydo calls “Ultra Clear IPS” technology, and it has a 5.5” diagonal and a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The camera on the back is equipped with a 13 MP Sony IMX214 sensor and has an F2.0 aperture, while the selfie snapper on the front has a 5 MP resolution. Most impressively, all of this is neatly tucked in a 0.22” (5.5 mm) thin body, complete with a sleek look, complimented by a chamfered metal frame and minimalistic aesthetics. “How aggressive is its pricing?”, you must be asking by now. Well, the 32 GB Pulse will set you back $319.99, while the 64 GB variant costs $369.99.

The phone runs on DashOS – a UI built on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat that is, surprisingly, not a heavy skin of Google's OS. On the contrary – the manufacturer claims to have attempted to clear out even some of Google's own "bloat" for a really light interface experience. Zaydo has confirmed that a Lollipop update for the phone is "high on the to-do list", and will be developed eventually, after the release of the phone.

The company is currently in pre-production for the first batch of Pulse units, which will begin shipping out on October 20th. Pre-orders are up and the phone can be had in both "Midnight Black" and "Smoke White" variants. Additional accessories, such as an extra battery or various colorful back cases can be bought from the Zaydo website as well, though, know that the phone already comes with two screen protectors and headphones in the box.

Orders will be shipped worldwide, but if you intend to use it on an LTE network in USA, be sure it's compatible with your carrier of choice's frequency bands. The Zaydo Pulse supports LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, bands 2, 4, 5, 17, 29 – it should work with the major providers – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.



1. BobLawblaw unregistered

810. Bad choice for a new company..

7. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Despite it being bad, its the best Snapdragon on the market.

2. gaming64 unregistered

“Ultra Clear IPS” technology Marketing Overload!

3. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

This year all new companies are impressing with excellent hard ware with far better price tag than flagship phones.. Hope big companies stop exploiting and learn from these startups....

4. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

$300+ for KitKat 4.4.2...Thanks, but no thanks

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014


6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

SnapDragon 810 only weakness..

10. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

And the fact that it runs KitKat?!

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

the price offsets it in my opion and the specs aint bad. Im still running Kitkat on my Galaxy S4 so It doesnt bother me too much.

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

so many colors for back cover. Thats awesome for such a price tage

9. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

Not paying 370 for no kit kat phone. Pass

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

5.5 mm with 3100mAh removable battery... wish other OEM follow this part (or even better with 8mm 5000mAh removable battery)

13. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

oh wow, so original - yet another bland looking Android smartphone from a new company. oh wowzers. can't stop. /s

14. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I say 'i do' to zaydo! Impressive build plus well spec and affordable. Doesn't get any better.

15. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

4.4.2? Really?

16. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I can probably already tell you it won't work on Sprint Or Verizon, they never do not even for calls and texts. ATT and T-Mobile yes AND it will work with LTE since it supports band 4 and 17. But definitely NOT Sprint and Verizon. Just because the specs of a phone might say CDMA 850 900 1900 2100 etc it doesn't mean its a CDMA carrier compatible phone.

17. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

ZTE Nubia 7 Is That You.

18. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

lol @ you idiots worried about the software it SHIPS with. Complain that 5.0 is buggy and complain when a device has a lightly skinned 4.4. Nice design and nice specs (save the 810). I hate the circle on the home button though. Best of luck to them.

19. Krjal

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Seems alright. Nice having the option of expandable storage. I'll definitely check out reviews of this.

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