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Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 3:44 pm

Cheap or a total non-event

http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_144351.html

I do need a new robust phone with not too much in the way of extras and I just got this link via FB
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Re: Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby neilmny » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 6:28 pm

Get a Blue Tick or rural coverage phone MD.
That way when your out bush you have the best possibility of making /receiving a call.
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Re: Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby keithy » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 7:08 pm

Not familiar with that brand, but it appears to be one of the myriad of budget Chinese phone makers out there. It might be a good "tough" phone, but you'll find that the specs on that one a bit wanting.

It is only 3G, and does not do Optus' 900Mhz frequency (it looks like it will work on Telstra's 850Mhz/2100Mhz). The next thing is the very low 512 RAM - which on Android 4.4 might run the phone just ok. Android's KitKat optimised memory use for entry level 512Mb RAM devices, but that means using apps outside of texting and talking it might struggle. Not to mention the low onboard ROM memory which means your usuable storage for apps/photos/texts etc will be only around 2Gb.

You might find that there are cheaper entry level 4G Android phones out there, and you could get a "tough case" for them.

For example, I had a Huawei Y550 as a travel phone, and bought another one for a mate who was visiting from Canada. Got it from Vodafone, but paid for it to be unlocked. Handy cheap little 4G phone. My mate didn't end up needing it as their Canadian phone worked here anyway. So I've kept it as a spare in case of other visitors.
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Re: Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby Strider » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 8:01 pm

Better off with a second hand iPhone or Android with a Lifeproof/Otterbox case IMO.

MD I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 you are welcome to if you would be willing to get the broken screen repaired (approx. $130). No charger either but they are readily available and cheap.

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Re: Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 10:24 am

Thanx Strider but Cecile thinks we may just bite the bullet and try and get one on a plan
Shame her corporate rate isn't available for spouses
What-ever we get I will get a good strong WP case tho
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Re: Cheap and good or total rubbish?

Postby wayno » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 1:48 pm

30% of reviews give it one star on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Futuretech-Disco ... geNumber=1
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