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Astrum Dual SIM Android Smartphone Review
Phones with Android OS have been selling as hotcakes these days. Each and every phone manufacturer has introduced a range of phones with Android OS. What matters most is that people have liked it.
Android-powered phones are easy to use and give you access to thousands and thousands of apps from the Android Market. Very recently, Astrum, the cellphone manufacturer from China, came up with a dual-SIM Android smartphone.
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The phone is shipped in a completely unlocked condition and can be used along with any GSM service provider around the world. Come, let us have a look at some of the features of this newly-introduced Android-powered Dual SIM device.
Features of Astrum Dual-SIM Android Smartphone
The Astrum Android smartphone features a stunning and amazing 4.3-inch high-definition touchscreen. The phone gives you a far bigger, better, and brighter visual experience. It comes loaded with multiple features and is set to give a great experience to its users. Phone’s screen is bright, vibrant, and has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
On a larger screen, users get to see better videos, play games more excitingly, and icons look bigger and better. With screen as big as 4.3 inches, users do not have to worry about small fonts, spelling mistakes, or smaller virtual keyboards that cannot be typed with. Users can now just enjoy their smartphone from a comfortable distance.
The phone measures 126 mm in length, 66 mm in breadth, and 10 mm in height. These measurements it a pretty comfortable device to handle.
The Astrum Android dual-SIM phone comes with 2.3 (Gingerbread) version of the operating system. The operating system makes it easy for the users to manage their busy professional and personal lifestyle. The phone gives you easy access to calendar, e-mail, notes, social networking websites, and other apps that you get from the Android marketplace.
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The phone comes pre-loaded with apps like Facebook, Gmail, MSN, Twitter, etc. Users can load their favorite apps and/or games from the ever-expanding Android Market. With the power of Android Market, the phone’s possibilities become manifold.
Core and Screen
This dual-SIM smartphone from Astrum is powered by MTK6573 chipset. It has a central processing unit speed of 680 megahertz along with RAM of 256 MB. The 4.3-inch touchscreen is resistive. Sadly, it does not have feature of multi-touch. With screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, users will be able to see HD videos and high-quality pictures.
The phone has a double slot for SIM cards; both the SIM cards can function simultaneously. It also has a micro USB port along with a 3.5 mm audio jack for audio output. Furthermore, the phone features a microphone, a speaker, and a camera.
Memory and Storage Capacity
The phone has an internal memory of its own that can carry data up to 512 MB. It is not delivered with any additional memory card, but users can expand the phone’s memory using a micro SD card; the phone supports up to 16 GB of it.
Battery and Power
Manufacturer claims the phone has a standby time of 48 hours. Users can use this phone continuously for 4 hours for talking on a single battery charge. The 1,200 mAh battery takes around 4 hours to charge completely. Altogether, it is a decent battery backup to support such a large screen and additional functions. The device is shipped with two batteries!
Camera and Supported Formats
Astrum dual-SIM Android smartphone has two built-in cameras. The primary camera (rear) has a resolution of 8 megapixels. For video conferencing and/or chatting, users can bring the front-facing 2-megapixel camera in use. Clarity for both the cameras is good. There is no feature of auto-focus, but there are a lot of camera modes available for the users.
For pictures, the phone supports formats like JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG. For videos, the phone can play MP4 and 3GP formats. Furthermore, the phone identifies MP3, WAV, and WMA formats for music.
Additional Features of Astrum Dual-SIM Android Smartphone
The Astrum dual-SIM smartphone has wi-fi, Bluetooth, and also comes pre-installed with SPB Shell 3D game for Android. It has a built-in orientation sensor along with accelerometer, which means the users can change the orientation of the screen per their discretion.
The phone supports languages like English, Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, French, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and Thai. The device comes in with 1-year warranty with current Android OS. Any alterations or upgradations in its OS will void the warranty. Along with the phone, the package contains 2 rechargeable batteries, a user manual (in English), earphones, charging adapter, and a USB charging cable.
Price and Availability of Astrum Dual SIM Android Smartphone
The phone can be purchased from Chinavasion. Presently, we do not have any official word regarding its pricing, but anticipate it to cost around $220.