Said to be “probably the thinnest smartphone in the world”, and certainly super slim and very attractively designed, AllView X2 Soul is a yet another relatively cheap yet powerful contender. It contains an 8-core 1.7 Ghz processor, 5 inch Full HD SuperAMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of memory, 13 megapixel Sony IMX camera at the back with FullHD recording capability, and 5 megapixel front camera. It’s got Gorilla Glass 3 at both front and back making for a “pleasant mixture between metal and glass”. It runs Android 4.2.2.
X2 Soul also offers some extra features like the ability to wake it up by double tapping, or a gesture to access a custom apps menu and last calls, and even a funky “fake call” feature, which simulates an incoming call. Funny enough they say this could be useful if you want to get out of a meeting or a boring session.
AllView is a Romanian company founded in 2002, which entered a mobile phone market in 2008, and produced its first smartphone in 2011. They have a number of international partners including Cosmote, Orange, Vodafone, M-Tel, Selgros, Carrefour, Media Markt, and eMag.
The price of X2 Soul is 333€, which is a little less than $450.