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#60051 17-Apr-2010 14:51
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Hi everyone

I just purchased this mobile phone and I wanted to know what your thoughts are on it, was it a good buy?:

It perfectly works on Vodafone network
GSM 850/ 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz and 2 degrees network( contract or prepay)

Ultrathin bar type business mobile phone with dual sim dual standby, so you can have two numbers working at the same time.

Features:
2.6" QVGA Touch Screen with full screen handwriting input
Supports FM out speaker, stereo bluetooth, MP3/MP4
QUAD band: 900/1800MHZ & GPRS antenna which Automatically switching between bands
Stereo FM radio/ Bluetooth 2.0/Support Multi_language performance and input
Free 2GB TF card

Specification
Standby Time: Up to 120 hours
Talk Time: Up to 140-300 mins
Real 2M Pixels camera, Webcam supported
Bluetooth: 2.0 High Speed Transfer
Memory: 2G(T-flash)
Language: English, French etc.
Support MP3/MP4, playing for full screen. support 3GP,MP4 formats.
Telephone Memory: 300 records
Data Services:SMS, MMS, GPRS(you need to obtain the info from your network provider)
Ring Tone: 64 polyphonic, MP3, wav, midi format.
Incoming Call Display: Caller Picture, Caller Video, Ring Tone
Calendar, To Do List, Alarm, World Clock, Calculator File management, Calculator,
Plus much, much more!

package comes with:
812+ Dual SIM Dual Standby Cell Phone
Batteries x 1
Earphone
USB cable & Wall Charger
Gift Package: 2GB TF Card(inside the phone)
Free stylus pen(attach on the phone)

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Wannabe Geek


  #319659 17-Apr-2010 14:53
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and what does it mean when it states that the camera is web cam supported?

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  #319671 17-Apr-2010 16:06
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That depends on how much you paid for it? From the looks of it it is a cheap Chinese phone and as it only has 2G support (no 3G signal so slow data and no Telecom) it is a very basic phone which will be of poorer construction than most other phones.

Where did you buy it from and how much did you pay?





 
 
 
 


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  #319682 17-Apr-2010 16:28
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There isn't a brand or model there but I'd say is a Chinese knock off based on "dual SIM".





 

 

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  #319684 17-Apr-2010 16:32
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thefatmould: That depends on how much you paid for it? From the looks of it it is a cheap Chinese phone and as it only has 2G support (no 3G signal so slow data and no Telecom) it is a very basic phone which will be of poorer construction than most other phones.

Where did you buy it from and how much did you pay?


Well I agree - how much?
Its hard to judge without knowing the price, but I think you are being somewhat judgmental on the quality aspect - I saw some dual sim phones at PBtech in Penrose Auckland recently and they appeared to be quite solid and reasonably well built - they appeared to be very good value for the price - the dual sim capability alone makes these phones quite a popular device for many people. Having the ability for example to have a work sim and a private sim makes it a lot easier than carrying around 2 phones.

Price is not always an indicator of quality or lack thereof.  




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  #319688 17-Apr-2010 16:44
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Vodafone/Other/auction-284524699.htm this appears to be the same phone on Trade Me with the text from the OP word for word.





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  #319691 17-Apr-2010 16:51
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I've seen too many of those Chinese phones break down now. Honestly, just don't. 50% of the time the specs are a lie. The components used are always terrible quality. You'll be lucky if it lasts a month. Buy a Nokia, Sony Ericsson, or Samsung; Blackberry or iPhone if you have the coin.

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  #319695 17-Apr-2010 17:11
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Whether it's a good buy depends entirely on how much you paid for it and what your requirements are in a phone.

 
 
 
 


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  #319735 17-Apr-2010 18:49
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I've read that a lot of these phones are so cheap because they don't go through inspections like the fcc. Heard the radiation givin off from one of these bad boys is horrid.
My mother decided to buy one and its still running good after three months. Her one has a massive aerial that comes out of it and plays analog tv... and I thought my nexus one did everything lol very appealing phone for the price, would make a decent pmp, but I would never jam my sim into one of them.



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  #319802 17-Apr-2010 23:50
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thefatmould: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Vodafone/Other/auction-284524699.htm this appears to be the same phone on Trade Me with the text from the OP word for word.


Yes your right I purchased it for $100 off trademe, so should I go through with the trade or not?



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  #319804 17-Apr-2010 23:57
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Im thinking of maybe purchasing a branded phone now...????



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  #319807 18-Apr-2010 00:04
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sbiddle: Whether it's a good buy depends entirely on how much you paid for it and what your requirements are in a phone.


My requirements in a phone are:
nice clear camera and video recording, SMS ability, MP3/4 ability, decent memory space and a solid product.

So am I buying a piece of rubbish with this purchase?
                                                                                                                                                                                    

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  #319820 18-Apr-2010 06:53
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Yes it is a piece of junk. Don't buy!!





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  #319822 18-Apr-2010 07:59
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If you were the winning bid then you need to honour that bid and buy it. Winning a Trade Me auction is a contract to buy. If you change your mind that is your problem and the seller should not be inconvenienced.

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