Saygus V2 superphone: hands-on (Video)

“My god, it’s full of gigabytes!” This past year, we’ve seen smartphones reach for higher and higher storage capacities. We’re not talking just the open door that is microSD expansion, either, but the launch of phones that skip 16GB options altogether, as well as even higher capacities coming to models like the 128GB iPhone 6. But at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Saygus has managed to put nearly everyone else to shame, announcing the V2 (that’s V-squared), its Android handset with the potential for a massive 320GB of storage.

We went hands-on with the Saygus V2 to check out this beast of a handset first-hand, and the top-tier specs don’t stop at its ability to accept a pair of 128GB microSD cards at the same time (64GB internal + 128GB microSD + 128GB microSD = 320GB). There’s a 21MP main camera and 13MP front-facer, and they’re both optically stabilized – even the oft-overlooked front camera. The 3100mAh battery is a comfortable enough size on its own, but Saygus claims that you’ll see performance that rivals a 4600mAh component thanks to the phone’s battery-saving circuitry.

From a five-inch 1080p display to the presence of a hardware shutter button, there sure does seem to be a lot to like here. Is it really worthy of the title “superphone,” though? Check out our interactions with the V2 below to get a preview of what you should expect.

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