Marshall is a known brand throughout the world for many big name bands using its guitar amps and it also has a popular range of headphones. So you are probably as shocked as us, when it has recently announced a smartphone. That is a reasonable amount less than a big name flagship from the likes of Sony, Samsung and HTC.
- Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- Stereo speakers
- Dual-headphone ports
- 8Mp rear camera with LED flash
- 2Mp front camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Blueooth 4.1 LE with aptX
- Brass scroll wheel
- 4.7in IPS screen, 720×1280, 312ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 16GB of storage
- 2GB of RAM
- Micro-SD card slot
- Cirrus Logic WM8281 Audio Hub
- 4G LTE
- 2500mAh removable battery
With many budget and middle range phones offering amazing specifications, they make the Marshall London look somewhat under equipped for the price. Even though the device itself is fairly large, it only has a 4.7-inch screen size so there is a lot of bezel going on.
The screen is IPS though so viewing angles are good and a pixel density of 312-ppi is not actually monstrous, but let’s not forget the iPhone 6S is still 326-ppi. There are no fancy things like Type-C USB or wireless charging but the 2500mAh pack is removable.
The focusing is not peculiarly fast and quality is not anything to shout about either. You can shoot video in up to 1080p and specialties contain HDR, Panorama and Lens Blur. This also negates the need to use on-board speakers but if you want to, the Marshall London is greatly equipped with front facing stereo speakers.
Part of Marshall London looks on almost every level and has been designed from scratch by the company in Sweden rather than just picking up a white label phone and slapping the logo on. Details of brass make up for this a great deal which contain dual headphone ports, an “M” button and the frankly awesome volume scroll wheel on the side.
The London is all about the brand, the style and music and on these fronts it presents in amp shaped bucket loads.