So hopelessly crippled by poor connectivity and hardware it should not even be considered a smartphone. In years to come items such as this will be regarded as disposable childrens' novelties, and even the kids will feel disappointed on seeing such devices fall out of their Christmas crackers.
AnonD-704782, 01 Oct 2017A SIM free Android smartphone for £30. Brand new.
Can't really knock that, can you?
... moreThe worst smartphone ever made. Constantly catching, filled with lags, freezing, really filling your patience. Has GPS, accesses Google Maps, works up to Waze but with that low level of efficiency. You have to be a true monk to endure so much ordeal. Want a cheap and really valuable option? Get a Xiaomi Redmi 5A, light anoz better, for basic use will not get you on hand.
Seems to work well. As others have mentioned the touch screen needs calibrating but otherwise it works as a basic smart phone.
I did notice that it won't set up on 4G correctly because the page that normally lets you enter access (eg network name) is blank but this could be a known problem.
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A SIM free Android smartphone for £30. Brand new.
Can't really knock that, can you?
Bear in mind that for £30 you get no GPS (so no maps), no NFC (so no Android Pay), and what is easily the worst touch display I've ever used.
It also has a tiny amount of RAM and internal storage (512MB and 2GB respectively), and yet comes preloaded with the full Monty of Google apps, including (bizarrely, given the total lack of GPS) Google Maps. If you buy from Three UK (as I did), it also comes preloaded with their bloatware.
However, once rooted with "KingRoot" (then install "CTR recovery", uninstall KingRoot, then flash SuperSU from recovery), debloated with "System app remover", then you work around the low resources with Apps2SD, it's actually not too bad, and (as others have already mentioned) the battery life is simply incredible for a smartphone.
Overall, a little gem. A proper Android smartphone for less than the price of a Raspberry Pi 3!
Yournickname, 09 Feb 2017How long does the battery last?!?!About 5 days on standby it's a remarkable little bugger.. Love it
I bought the 4009x model as I needed a phone withheld numbers could contact me on (my others all block them automatically).
At roughly £40 new I wasn't expecting miracles. The phone did the task I wanted, it is easy to message people from & does do most things (YouTube, Facebook, Videos, Mp3, Amr, etc) also you can install apps for more 'features' if needed/wanted (e.g.playing mp4, flv, ogg files or bigger keys for bigger 'keyboard' keys).
The battery can last a fair few hours (in constant use), a day or three roughly (if not used much) but it all depends of if you charge the battery correct the first time and on usage.
The sound quality is decent for what the speakers are, the volume range is good.
The microphone is like many others, iv not had any faults with it (but I don't record stuff, for normal chat its fine).
The camera is.. well.. not great, its cheap which sadly shows as its like it has beers goggles on (nearly all pictures taken are blurry which makes it pointless & its not just the app). Camera flash is however pretty bright (but makes no difference since the camera is junk).
One big downside/flaw for me is that the phone is slooooooooooooooow, turning it on seems to take an eternity (and that's with 'fast boot)'.. turning the Phone off is a tad faster. Apps are not exactly fast to load which can get annoying.. there's no real multi-tasking which is not great considering some old phones could multitask to some degree, I know its not got a lot of ram or space but if the programmers thought about it a little better they could of made this super fast & snappy (hell if I can multi-task on 1mb I'm sure on more its possible lol).
Other than that there OK phones, not the best but not the worst, at least it works & there are a fair few custom ROMs out for it :)
This was bought as a backup mobile..... I'd have been better with 2 tin cans and a piece of string. I can't even really describe how slow this thing is but I'll give it a go. It is a case of tap an icon and wait...and wait.......................................................and wait until it eventually responds.That is without there being any extra apps installed on it. The only really way it is useful as a device is to either use it as a paperweight or to put under the wonky leg of an unstable table. I'd suggest buying a used mobile with higher ram etc than to purchase this new.
Bought Optus Alcatel Pixi 4 (3.5 screen). This comes in two forms, double Sim and single Sim. Double Sim (version 4017D) can be memory expanded with up to 32g MicroSD.
Single Sim (version 4017X) CAN NOT be MEMORY EXPANDED.
Maximum storage for personal photo's, MP3's etc is 1.4gb After deleting ALL downloaded apps that you have. Not much use to anybody.
I could find NO manuals online for the 4017X version. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
I like this device because 4.4 has what it needs to make it worth the risk of kingroot USB method only from a PC cyanogenmod offer a final update to 5.1 if you wish and that can mount a bigger SD that for sure this device can get a lot done using proper Android
Roots easily with King/kingo.
500mb ram lags it slightly...I just use it at work in a free moment. Mine's the 4009x...have the System & apps between 50&100 Mb, as usual with 97% of fonts, apps & tones deleted. Keeping it rooted as sdcard write is hard with 4.2.2 system.
You pay for what you get its a cracking little phone with some good features I paid £10 unlocked refurbed...does me fine
cheap and cheerful smartphone. This cost me about £20. It does all the basics fairly well, it can handle skype and whatsapp without any issues. It isn't designed as a multi-tasking workhouse but I didn't expect that for £20! It's very small and convenient to carry around and the battery is pretty impressive, I tend to get about 2 days at least out of it with average use. I've tried more expensive phones and found myself hunting for a charger before the end of the day or half way through a call. Not so with this little fella. I've read the negative comments and can't say I agree, it has never frozen on me, the keyboard is fine with a little practice (or install another from Play Store). It does what it says on the box, a smartphone at a bargain price. If you don't expect a high end android or Iphone killer, you won't be disappointed.
Best phone i ever find on cheap price only 99 riyals in saudia arabia.i had two phones but i use this phone mostly during work and its result is great i only use messenger or imo on this audio quality is good.
Karen, 16 Jan 2017I agree. Worst phone EVER. I cannot find a case for it at all. I bought it at Walmart and t... moreWhat do you want from a cheap phone, I suppose you want it to perform like an iPhone......Nope not happening
Whoa! I guess you all (who are dissapointed, ¬¬ ) can design and make a cellphone in your garages by yourselves, or ... actually I think that you all could not make a fire without matches, a lighter or another technologic way, if you would survive (by change, XD) a cataclysm like a nuclear war, an asteroid hitting the Earth, etc, etc.
Anyway if you don't want your phones, I suggest to donate to third world countries, there are people who would be happy with them. So you'll say you lost it and then you can ask to your "grannies" for another one.
"Appreciate our belongings". ;)
fog, 11 Nov 2016Worst phone i have ever had the displeasure to use!!!!!!I agree. Worst phone EVER. I cannot find a case for it at all. I bought it at Walmart and they don't even carry a case for it. I have ordered four cases thinking they would work to no avail. It doesn't hold a charge for very long at all. I wish I could say something positive but I just can't. Sorry.