New 5” Phone, I had an excuse

4. April 2013 18:15 by Ron in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

Some time ago I bought myself a MTK6575 X310e Android phone, I liked it very much and it has been one of the longest lasting phones I had in years, you can here the ‘but..’ coming and here it is, but.. I dropped it on the floor some weeks ago and every time I did something other than calling or texting it complained that the CPU was overheated and the phone just shut down.

Today my new phone arrived, as usual I ordered it from China where every other manufacturer also gets their gadgets but then without the ‘brand name-tax’ they add to the price.

As always the box looks very promising except that I have some doubts about that drawing besides the photo of the phone.

Some specs from the website:
  • Type: Touch screen phone
  • OS: Android 4.0
  • CPU: Media Tek MTK6575 1GMHz
  • ROM: 4GB
  • RAM : 512MB
  • Capacitive touch (5-point) screen
  • Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 2100MHz
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • Dual cameras (the back one with flash light)
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth A2DP
  • Gravity sensing system
  •  IMG_4114

    IMG_4117 After opening the box I found this, the battery was already in the phone, they test everything before shipping it.
    Too bad there is no European charger, first time I did not get one I think.

     

    The phone feels much lighter than the older models and it looks good, like any other expensive phone in the local stores.

    After charging it, inserted my simcards and my microSD card and booted the phone up.
    Like always you have to fill out your Google account and all is ready.

    First impression: It looks nice, the screen could have been a bit higher resolution but it will do. The response of the screen is fast, the CPU is fast and you can notice this phone has more memory that the old one, apps perform much better.
    The camera is much better that the previous one, front and back.

    Only down side is the screen, a 5” screen needs more pixels.
    For the 150,-USD (that is including the shipping) this is a nice phone and I think I am going to have much fun with it.

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