Skyroam Solis X review

Stay connected and on-camera when abroad with this garish ‘smartspot’ that keeps you online and on budget wherever you roam

Skyroam Solis X review
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Photography vloggers – and anyone else that wants to get online when abroad – will love this ‘smart spot’ that gives 4G WiFi in overe 130 countries, acts as a battery pack, and provides a bizarre remote camera.

Pros

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    + Virtual SIM for 130+ countries

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    + Pay-as-you-go data plans

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    + Easy in-app purchases

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    + Useful as a powerbank

Cons

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    ‘Remote camera’ is slightly odd

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    Usefulness will depend on your roaming situation

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    6,200 mAh battery is too small

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    Unpleasant start-up/notifications audio

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Photography is increasingly about sharing. Many of us are desperate to get something – anything – on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as fast as we can, even when we’re out in the field. So what do you do when you’re off-grid? Whether you’re posting photos via a smartphone or you prefer to process and upload photos in-situ using a laptop, the Skyroam Solis X is out to tempt you with nothing less than global 4G WiFi in a whopping 130+ countries.

However, this garish ‘smart spot’ (new-speak for hotspot) goes some extra miles by including extra features that you won’t expect on a device that’s ostensibly all about global connectivity. For instance, how about an 8MP camera?

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 


As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.


He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.