So /g/ I bought this today from a fucking grocery store (Smiths/Kroger).
It was $9.99 + tax.
I know it's a really bad Chinese CDMAids phone locked to fucking "Kroger i-Wireless" but like...
I'm just amazed what this thing is capable of for $9, not as a phone but just a device itself.
Here are the Specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.2GHz
512MB of RAM
4in 800x480 LCD
2mp camera with LED flash
MicroSD card slot.
Anyways It's just awesome to me you can buy something for $9 and be able to browse the web and watch YouTube and listen to music and shit on it.
Like a fucking homeless guy could buy this to look at CP on it or whatever.
>I know it's a really bad Chinese CDMAids phone locked to fucking "Kroger i-Wireless" but like...
You can now unlock phones for free, legally, and must be provided support in doing so.
It's not capable of GSM at all man.
When I said it can't be unlocked I more meant it can't be used on other CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint.
Please learn what CDMA is before posting anymore.
>Please learn what CDMA is before posting anymore.
I know what CDMA is.
I'm just wondering what frequencies it uses, as there may be another carrier which uses it, and therefore you could unlock it and use it on their network.
I know, it's not a GSM phone.
CDMA a phone too anon.
>He thinks you can't switch between CDMA carriers
If your CDMA phone has a radio that operates on the right frequencies you can take said phone into your CDMA carrier and have them activate it on their network. Trouble is that the major CDMA carriers don't use the same frequencies so you can't take your Sprint phone over to Verizon or something. But yes you absolutely can unlock a CDMA phone and use it on another network.
I'm not sure what frequencies it does but Kroger i-Wireless is probably a Sprint MVNO.
Here's some specs from CPU-Z.
Not sure why it says the board is some Vodafone thing lol.
$10 smartphones might be a joke now, but it's a reminder that one day in the not-so-distant future, you'll be able to purchase devices in the same tier as the Moto G off-contract for prices south of $50 or even $35 while high end devices top out at $200-$300. The age of stupidly expensive mobile devices is steadily coming to an end.
I picked up an LG Tribute at Fry's the other day for $40. Snapdragon 400 quad core, removable battery, microSD, 4.5" 800x480 IPS panel (fucking thing gets crazy bright), yes it's CDMA from Sprint but I wasn't planning to use it as a phone actually, just a media device on the go since it's infinitely superior to any iPod touch or something similar for anywhere near the price. Wolfson DAC for awesome audio quality, it's fast and snappy and the price was crazy low so I grabbed one.
It's basically a Moto G LTE (2nd version, not the updated 2014 model)) with the best parts of the Moto E (removable battery, microSD, etc) and it works great.
Insane fucking battery life too... as pictured, almost 8 fucking hours of surfing, benchmarks, watching videos (4 TV shows and a 2+ hour movie) and it was still going when I snapped the pic at about 3-4%.
And that's on the pure stock ROM (no bloatware at all), if it gets root at some point and a custom kernel, geez, I can see this thing doing 9+ hours of SOT easily erryfuckinday.
Holy fucking shit, it would be awesome if you could just tear the phone apart and use its parts
Instead of buy a Bluetooth receiver, a high density touchscreen, a WiFi radio, etc for muh arduino I could just buy one of those
looks like it comes with a plan but the website a shit so it's hard to tell what the terms are.
fucking kek if this is another murrican "this is phone is so cheap!!!!11" thread. yurop (not yuropoor because most of usa is damn poor compared to the better parts of europe) has had minimally priced phones with contracts since 5ever
Its locked to a prepaid carrier, you can stop paying eith no consequences except your phone not being able to use the cellular network, then if you wanna use it again, just pay the for another months access, usually like 40 bux. There is no contract.