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User score

Overall satisfaction
6.2
  • 12
  • 18
  • 11
  • 7
  • 3
51 opinions
  • Screen6.8
  • Performance6.0
  • Camera3.8
  • Connectivity7.8
  • Battery6.9
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.4

51 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
6.7

51 opinions

Is it comfortable?
7.6

51 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
5.7

51 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
7.0

51 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
6.3

51 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
4.5

51 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
7.1

51 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
4.1

51 opinions

Quality of selfies
1.8

51 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
1.0

51 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.0

51 opinions

Quality of the GPS
7.5

51 opinions

And the WiFi?
8.0

51 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 41%
    Less than a day
  • 29%
    One day
  • 16%
    More than one day
  • 14%
    Two days or more

51 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 18%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 69%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

51 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 36%
    Never
  • 18%
    Once a year
  • 36%
    Every six months
  • 11%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • For $10 it's this or a lunch.

    It's not good, and the spec sheet certainly shows that. But at least the camera is alright at taking photos. You don't really notice a lot of the downsides due to not being able to test them due to the limitations of Windows phone. But eh I got this phone for $20 like 2 years ago and for that price (and you can find it for $10 now) you can't exactly go wrong if you're too broke to afford anything else. It works, it's reliable, and that's really what it's for.

    Positives
    • Clean OS
    • Reliable (dropped it quite a few times)
    • You can remove the battery
    Negatives
    • No app support at all
    • Slow chipset (but works well with the OS)
    • Probably footage but I didn't shoot any
    • 6.9
    • Screen7.0
    • Performance6.6
    • Camera3.5
    • Connectivity4.3
    • Battery7.0
  • I loved windows phone, but has no updates and poor apps

    low cost smartphone, but only for basic user.

    Positives
    • light
    Negatives
    • no flash
    • no front camera
    • 3.8
    • Screen3.3
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera2.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery9.0
  • Outdated but can be obtained pretty cheap

    Outdated buy only if you want a phone for calls text and basic Internet. Worth not more than 30$

    Positives
    • OTA security updates every month
    Negatives
    • Only 4 inch screen
    • Battery is weak
    • Limited apps on Windows store
    • 5
    • Screen6.8
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera5.3
    • Connectivity8.7
    • Battery7.0
  • It was OK few years ago.

    Extremely poor support from Microsoft, they didn't upgrade to WP 10

    • 0.9
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance3.3
    • Camera2.0
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery7.0
  • ** overall good phone - easy to hold - battery charges fast in 2 hours - camera is good ( also w. macro ). I love this phone, it's my first smartphone & it does a great job.

    Positives
    • fits well in hand, camera is okay, macro shots
    Negatives
    • no 4G, no flash or selfie, windows,
    • 8
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • cheap Windows Phone

    • 5.9
    • Screen7.3
    • Performance3.7
    • Camera3.5
    • Connectivity7.0
  • Buen movil calidad precio

    Positives
    • Buen tamaño
    • Sistema rápido
    • Buen precio
    Negatives
    • Sin flash
    • Sin cámara delantera
    • Sin 4G
    • 8.9
    • Screen8.8
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera4.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery2.5
  • Auto
    Basic of the basics

    At the time he was nice, the battery lasted a long time, I could play almost everything from the store, the day camera was good, in fact I was very surprised by it, the night camera is a disappointment. Tough and small.

    Positives
    • Beteria
    • Resistant
    • 5 mpx day camera
    Negatives
    • System
    • Without front camera
    • Night photos
    • Small screen
    • 3.5
    • Screen4.7
    • Performance2.6
    • Camera2.2
    • Connectivity5.6
    • Battery5.0
  • Auto
    Very good cell phone. Unfortunately it is too old, weak (slow). Well in hand

    Was picked up from my mother in September 2013. Camera takes juicy photos. This cell phone is not for games. There are a lot of apps on the Windows Store, but they lack: YouTube, Instagram, Viber.

    Positives
    • Windows Phone is really great and optimized.
    • Price 7900 ₽
    • Good camera
    Negatives
    • There is no Instagram, YouTube and others on the Windows Store
    • 9.2
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera5.7
    • Connectivity8.0
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    I liked only the window animation, at the end of 2016 I thought that I had a very cool phone until I found out about Xiaomi

    Positives
    • Design
    • Window animation
    Negatives
    • Performance
    • Camera
    • Battery
    • System
    • Flash
    • Selfie camera
    • 5
    • Screen4.2
    • Performance3.0
    • Camera0.7
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0

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6.1
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 2.0 Design & Materials
  • 1.7 Performance & Hardware
  • 2.4 Camera
  • 2.6 Connectivity
  • 1.8 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.