Yes, it is an underwhelming phone but that's what some of us need! I mainly use a powerful laptop and only need a phone that calls, texts and plays music so for £20, it was perfect for me! As a 20 year old student, I'm used to fast technology and wanted to cut back on my technological devices, it didn't even bother me that it's slower than my old iPhone 5s. I wouldn't say I have the patience to play games on this but you could play small 2D games such as Geometry Dash. As I said, I wanted to cut back to a basic phone and that's what I got. I can browse reddit, listen to my tunes and easily call my friends and family. The keyboard is slower than I'd like and I'd recommend maybe going a bit higher in price if you wanted a less frustrating typing experience but for short texts or logging into websites, it's fine for the price. The only huge problem I had was the UI updated itself from the play store which basically bricked the entire phone! So I had to get lucky and try and get into the settings to revert the launcher back to factory settings then turn off automatic updates in the play store. If you're looking for a feature phone but don't want to be embarrassed with a Nokia brick, go for this if money is tight. Otherwise maybe go up to £50 if possible just to get that basic speed that most of us need.
Really impressed with the price point, it's interesting to see how far can we push a phone on tight budget. It's only $30~ish. It's cheaper than Chinese take out for two for Christ's sake! Pretty decent to play around, wouldn't recommend for daily driver though. Or just give it to you nan.
AnonD-750590, 08 Apr 2018This is a garbage phone. I bought it to replace a phone and didn't want to break the bank. I... moreIt's a cheap phone what to do you expect or do you expect it to be in line with an S6/7 or an ijunk
EDQQ, 10 May 2018What can say that an thousand people of said. Its a cheap phone and yes its worse than flip ph... moreNo way on this earth is this phone worse than a horrible flip phone, you must be a fanboy of the company beginning with A
Absolutely rubbish non stop freezing always disconeccting from wifi, turns itself off, force closes apps, download 1 game and have no storage
What can say that an thousand people of said. Its a cheap phone and yes its worse than flip phone. I have this phone. But with 4GB of Storage and 512MB ram. It;s slow to start, freezes with 3 web pages open. and lags opening up apps.
The phone can take a maximum of one or two apps. Before it tells you of low storage and wont update. Unless you delete,
The so Joy Launcher is supposed to improve performance including battery. But it slows everything to a snail pace.
Yesterday i had the phone constant rebooting and freezing. I had to buy an new sim card and lost £10 of credit.
AVOID LIKE A PLAGUE
Windows phones are better than this.
This is a garbage phone. I bought it to replace a phone and didn't want to break the bank. I'm constantly booted out of messenger on this phone as well as other apps. The apps they have preinstalled, I don't want but I can't get rid of them. I don't want to "Boost" my phone in the middle of a game or conversation. The memory is almost full and I can't transfer anything over to my SD card... It is slow and their apps suck the battery life. Apps I have never used are using Data. I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone.
John, 18 Mar 2018The phone is rubbish apps and games keep not responding all the time how do download the facebook app
how do i send mulitpull txt, as the phone does not come with instructions.
SLOWER/ WORSE SPEC than the PIXI 3.
BEWARE of you buy from Car phone warehouse, that's the low memory version (Mike reports only 2GB internal)
Terrible battery life, about a day after 3 months use (used to be 3 with background data disabled)
And the hands free speaker is very distorted.
I'm not usually opinionated in reviews, but, really? Car phone warehouse should drop this
AnonD-702309, 21 Sep 2017It doesn't claim to have 4GB of RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory which is basically th... moreI put an SD card in my phone of 32Gb and stav is right, it is running 8 x faster.
But now I cant see anything on the screen because its running so quickly and I cant type fast enough. I have had to throw it all away because the battery only lasted 3 minutes when it was running so fast and it got hot.
Kill Joy, 11 Oct 2017Got two, unfortunately :( The first got stuck in a loop loading Android and only a factory ... moreI found joy launcher to have a lot of issues it kept coming up joy launcher not working so I downloaded google launcher & installed that & the phone runs a lot more smoother & NO stupid octopus appearing on the screen
My advice is when you get the phone straight away download google launcher from the play store & install that ! As the phone comes with joy launcher which has issues it slows the phone down keeps coming up joy launcher not working ! After downloading google launcher the phone runs a lot smoother with NO issues !!!
Its a basic little cheap phone which will do as a spare don't expect too much from it
I bought this handset as I needed a cheap phone after a week of using it the screen went black & the phone was unresponsive & a box kept coming up saying joy launcher not working ! After removing rebooting the phone it kept happening so after doing a bit of research I was told to download google launcher from the play store which I did & I changed the launcer