HOW DOES IT FEEL OUT OF THE BOX?
Cloudwalker’s smart screen has plenty of aspects that you could ask for from a leading home entertainment 4K smart screen – crystal clear visuals, an easy-to-use interface in the form of Cloud TV based on (Android Open Source Project) AOSP. The ultra-slim bezel design gives it a premium look along maximizing the display area. It comes in multiple screen sizes, from 43-inch to 65-inches. It has two mid-range ten-watt speakers on the rear that gives a total output of 20 watts which is quite adequate. For better audio, you should get a good pair of speakers. The Cloudwalker smart screen offers two USBs, and one USB port is allocated by Wireless keyboard and mouse which comes along with the smart screen. It also includes 3 x HDMI ports, an RF antenna input for cable TV, RCA input for standard setup box and an ethernet port for wired internet. As expected, the smart screen comes with a remote control that has a lot of buttons and feels a little cluttered.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
Talking about performance, the main feature the consumers look at a smart screen is the picture quality of television. Running at 4K UHD resolutions, pictures look bright, sharp and appealing. The viewing angles on the Cloudwalker smart screen is excellent, and a vast improvement from previous TV’s. The colour reproduction on this panel is great. If you’re primarily viewing high-quality HD content, like on Youtube, the smart screen runs the content smoothly without any issues. If you can get your hands on some 4K content, the smart screen can play content without any lags. In case of any non-4K video formats, the smart screen automatically upscales to match the panel providing content without getting pixelated. The interface of the smart screen is simple and based on Content Discovery Engine(CDE), which offers your favourite entertainment from popular content providers like Hotstar, Zee5 and YouTube. It also has a unique “Personal Computer mode” giving a Desktop style user interface which mimics the Windows operating system. I tried using this smart screen as my desktop replacement, to be frank, the big display stresses your eyes when working on it for a more extended period. The Cloudwalker smart screen also comes well equipped with most of the latest streaming 4K content options like Netflix, Hotstar and others. There are millions of other apps and games available at Aptoide, an alternative to Playstore explicitly designed for this TV interface.
For Rs. 49,990, the Cloudwalker 655UA7 is a premium smart screen with a 4K HDR 10 panel, 20W speaker and based on AOSP. Moreover, the smart screen even includes a wireless keyboard and mouse, making the deal sweeter. There are a few shortcomings but can be easily overlooked considering the price tag.