I just used it for like 3 days.... But the battery had a serious problem... Whenever it dies out and l switch it on... It won't be changed! It can only be changed when it's dead! Anyone have the same problem?
This is around the cheapest 4G Android smartphone that money can buy (around $40). The cheapest being the Alcatel Pixi 3 in my country, but that is 3.5" model, 4GB storage, 512MB RAM, 1300 mah, 3G. With just a little price different (top up around 17%), can get Pixi 4, 5" model, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, 2000 mah, 4G, the 5045T model.
What other reviewer told in the comment are totally right.
1. It's camera has no autofocus, causing captured image come out very blur. It's 8MP camera quality is bad until not usable on today standard. (do we still remember those old camera phone?)
2. Cannot say it has no loud speaker, but it is shared with the same earpiece speaker, meaning the phone ring on the front earpiece, and we listen to the caller sound on the same earpiece too. Loud speaker is not particular loud, but is loud enough.
3. UI is sluggish here and there, the touch screen and 3 capacitive Android key are not very responsive, no back light on the 3 Android key, difficult to use at dark environment.
4. Screen is of low quality with very poor viewing angle, bad contrast, pixel density is very low at 196ppi, pixelate effect not obvious on web browsing and normal usage, but very visible when playing games. However, this phone has 5" screen, quite large and usable, despite the low ppi.
5. Phone charging is pretty slow, because only support 500mah/5V charging(original charger is 500mah/5V too), even plug in 2A/5V charger also remain at 500mah only, around 2.5 hour to get fully charged.
6. No OTG support. But can connect to PC and get detected.
Seems like a bad phone right? Hell no, 4G is quite ok, dual sim, call quality is also good.
At such low price (2 times or 3 times lower than a proper usable Android phone), I can't complain.
Got to set the mindset right before buying this phone, it doesn't has anything that is better than more expensive phone. Basic games like Candy Crush, Subway Suffer and Clash Royal are running fine. Phone can detect 64GB memory card. The included earphone is for basic use, basic screen protector is included in the retail package box too.
All in all, this is for the most budget end of Android smartphone.
Everything on this phone are usable, just that it's specs are on the most low end, and pretty slow. It is the cheapest 4G Android smartphone in my country with official 1 year Alcatel warranty, unlocked, peace of mind actually. Good for those who want to switch from basic phone to Android smartphone, and pretty good as a basic smartphone for those who can't afford higher end phone.
For those who wish to wish to buy a proper smartphone at the cheapest price, recommended to buy the Meizu MX4 32GB, ASUS Zenfone 2 32GB, ASUS Padfone S 64GB, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 16GB, HTC Butterfly 2, Xiaomi Mi4/Mi4i, Lenovo K4/K5 Note, ZTE Blade V7, Alcatel Flash Plus 2, Huawei Honor 5C/5X, but those at the time of writing, are around 3 time more expensive than this phone price, those are of official warranty. There are lots of grey import out there, which can also buy Lenovo Zuk Z2 and LeEco Le Max 2 with SD820 around the same price.
Im a heavy user for phone. But for me, since im used this phone as my 2nd phone, nothing big issues that i faced. And the phone operation well. As low budget phone, for me its more can make me smile
Anonymous, 06 May 2017Have two of them. On one the USB port does not work, nobody seems to know why and what to do.if you want to connect to pc with USB cable, then you need to put micro sd card in your phone, after will work
Have two of them. On one the USB port does not work, nobody seems to know why and what to do.
Beep-123, 22 Apr 2017Honestly, so do i. I cant even open my camera now because of the screen overlay. My messenger ... moreThere's a fix for it online. So far, I've been using it up with no problems. Quite a satisfying one, for the budget, if you asked me.
This phone has been having problems ever since I opened it. It constantly fills the memory and lags, even though I'm not even using it. It has caused me so many problems I'm already looking for a new phone after only having this one two weeks. Please leave this one on the shelf and get something else.
This phone has been having problems ever since I opened it. It constantly fills the memory and lags, even though I'm not even using it. It has cais
keluang man, 13 Apr 2017how abaut the gps signal? is it accurate enough?Gps signal reception is good.
Jawad Ahmed, 20 Apr 2017You are right, this phone is really crap. I am so so so disappointed with it. Feel like throwi... moreHonestly, so do I. I cant use my apps because of the stupid screen overlay. My messenger even started playing up after i resetted it TWICE. I hate these phones😌
Jawad Ahmed, 20 Apr 2017You are right, this phone is really crap. I am so so so disappointed with it. Feel like throwi... moreHonestly, so do i. I cant even open my camera now because of the screen overlay. My messenger plays up all the time too. I hate these budget phones
Beep-123, 16 Apr 2017These phones are shitty asf! Its so slow, the camera quality is shit and it glitches too much.... moreYou are right, this phone is really crap. I am so so so disappointed with it. Feel like throwing this out of the window.
OK seriously this is such a stupid ass phone. It doesn't show you missed calls (so you can't ring people back or anything or know who's called), if you try to delete contacts it just doesn't give you the option and calls them instead, it doesn't have the ability to vibrate (even though phones from 2000 would do it) and it's just the most irritating thing I've ever bought. Avoid
These phones are shitty asf! Its so slow, the camera quality is shit and it glitches too much. I wouldnt recommend this phone to anyone in all honesty. I have so much troubles with it. When i first got the phone, my camera stopped working but i had to reset my phone. I ended up losing everything on my SD card when i resetted it. Right mow, i cant turn my volume right up while my earphones are in and im not keen on resetting my phone to solve the problem