EE’s Harrier Announced 2 New Affordable Smartphones

by May 27, 2015
ee harrier and ee harrier mini smart phone

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UK mobile network operator EE recently launched 2 self-branded smartphones – Harrier and the Harrier Mini, sticking on to the tradition of naming their handset after birds. While the EE Harrier is packed with a bunch of high-end features, the Mini comes loaded with standard features targeted towards those looking for a mid-range smartphone. Below are the specifications:

ee harrier smart phone specifications

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EE Harrier

  • 5.2 inch 1080p display

  • 1.5 GHz octa-core processor

  • 2 GB RAM

  • 13MP Primary Camera

  • 2MP Secondary Camera

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • 2500 mAh battery

At 5.2 inches, the display is indeed massive and the one that you are probably looking out for. The handset is being compared with the likes of HTC Desire 620 and Huawei Ascend G7. In terms of specifications, the EE Harrier gets it all right on target.

However, one would expect to have something better than a 2 MP front-facing camera, at least a 5 MP snapper would have made things easier. Rest seems to be all fine. At just 124 grams, the device is indeed very light.

ee harrier mini smart phone

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Harrier Mini

  • 4.7 inch 720p display

  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 8MP Primary Camera

  • 2MP Secondary Camera

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • 2000 mAh battery

If a massive display or a powerful processor is not on your priority list, the Harrier Mini turns out to be a perfect one for you. The device sports a 4.7-inch display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. An 8MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing snapper is definitely not a bad deal. So, in terms of features, the Mini seems to be standing a step lower than the 5.2 inch variant.

ee harrier smart phone camera

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How about the design?

Although being carved out of plastic, the 2 don’t feel cheap at all. In fact, the build quality is consistent and robust. With curves at the right spots, you won’t have a hard time wrapping your fingers around it, thereby getting the perfect grip. No doubt, you may have a hard time pushing the 5.2 Harrier in your pocket, but hey, let that not be a reason for you to look the other way.

ee harrier smart phone os

A bit more about the duo

The viewing angles may not be the best, but aren’t bad either. Sunlight won’t be a problem. The 2 come preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop. EE hasn’t tried to include a customized skin and hence what you get is the stock Android experience.

Interestingly, the Harrier Mini is currently tagged as the most affordable 4G handset with Wi-Fi calling functionality. However, this feature isn’t live yet and is expected to be a part of the upcoming software update.

The 13MP and the 8MP cameras are capable of capturing decent enough images. The devices may not magically turn you into a pro photographer but can surely help you capture some random moments here and there.