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Need your help in getting a 4G android phone (flip design) for my father

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Hello My father has been asking me to get him an android flip phone for ages. I have been looking online, but they're mostly expensive. However, I found this via AliExpress for under £100. Ori…
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1m, 1d agoPosted 1 month, 1 day ago
Hello

My father has been asking me to get him an android flip phone for ages. I have been looking online, but they're mostly expensive. However, I found this via AliExpress for under £100.

Original Lenovo A588T MTK6582 Quad Core Flip Phone Smartphone 512MB RAM 4GB ROM Dual Sim 4.0 Inch 5MP camera (add 16GB card) £72.86p

Link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-lenovo-A588T-MTK6582-Quad-Core-Flip-Phone-Smartphone-512MB-RAM-4GB-ROM-Dual-Sim-4/32784928326.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.21.JUQcOV&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10501_10503_10000032_119_10000025_10000029_430_10000028_10060_10062_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10000022_10000012_10103_10000015_10102_10096_10000018_10000019_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000007_10084_10118_10083_10119_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10116_10000041_10000044_10078_10079_10000038_429_10073_10000035_10120_10121-10503_10501_10116_10120,searchweb201603_1,afswitch_1_afChannel,single_sort_3_default&btsid=10c04482-bee0-40a4-b3ac-4a6f2e31a174

Just wanted to know if they're genuine? Is the phone ok for my father to use? And am I right in saying that this only support 2G? I was looking for 4G phones....

Brand Name: Lenovo
Unlock Phones: Yes
Google Play: Yes
CPU: Quad Core
Operation System: Android
Feature: Gravity Response, GPRS, Touchscreen, Message, Bluetooth, Video Player, Wi-Fi, MP3 Playback, FM Radio, GPS Navigation, Front Camera, Memory Card Slots, Email
Language: Russian, German, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, English, Norwegian, Italian, French, Portuguese, Magyar
SIM Card Quantity: Dual SIM Cards
Size: 120.6* 62.5*16.8 MM
Battery Capacity(mAh): 2250mAh
Item Condition: New
RAM: 512M
Release Date: 2014
ROM: 4G
Display Size: 4.0
Thickness: Normal (>10mm)
Recording Definition: 480I
Design: Flip
Display Resolution: 800x480
Camera: 5MP
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
Camera Type: 1
Camera Band Mode: 2SIM/Single-Band
Cellular:GSM
Talk Time: About 5 Hours
CPU Manufacturer: MTK
Battery Type: Detachable
Display Color: Color
Lenovo Model: A588t
Model: Lenovo A588t
CPU: MTK6582OS
System : Android 4.4
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G WCDMA: NO
Bluetooth: Yes
Screen type: TFT

If this IS rubbish, then are there any other similar phones (flip design) with 4G network?
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1m, 1d agoPosted 1 month, 1 day ago
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#1
Android + 512MB RAM = Hell

Don't bother
#2
preecey
Android + 512MB RAM = Hell
Don't bother
That's what I thought when I scrolled down.... but it did offer 8GB and 16GB cards. I also noticed that it didn't offer 4G network (unless I'm mistaken)
#3
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
#4
That one above is truly abysmal specs.
Flip phones have really become obsolete your not going to find anything decent.

Why dont you consider a flip case, there are 100's of types,
plastic hard shell types will replicate a flip phone and do the same thing
#5
shadey12
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
Well, that's what my father wants. But I will ask him if he's able to accept one without the flip
#6
Sandy1012
That one above is truly abysmal specs.
Flip phones have really become obsolete your not going to find anything decent.

Why dont you consider a flip case, there are 100's of types,
plastic hard shell types will replicate a flip phone and do the same thing

Looks like I may have to do that instead :)
#7
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
Well, that's what my father wants. But I will ask him if he's able to accept one without the flip


​if the reason is to lock and protect the screen automatically, get a phone with a hall switch and suitable case.
I have a leagoo shark with this on it, close the cover, screen locks, open cover, display lights up, swipe screen to use, dual SIM, 6300mah battery, from gearbest and case from vifocal.com.
#8
shadey12
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
Well, that's what my father wants. But I will ask him if he's able to accept one without the flip
​if the reason is to lock and protect the screen automatically, get a phone with a hall switch and suitable case.
I have a leagoo shark with this on it, close the cover, screen locks, open cover, display lights up, swipe screen to use, dual SIM, 6300mah battery, from gearbest and case from vifocal.com.
Do you have the link please? How much?
#9
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
Well, that's what my father wants. But I will ask him if he's able to accept one without the flip
​if the reason is to lock and protect the screen automatically, get a phone with a hall switch and suitable case.
I have a leagoo shark with this on it, close the cover, screen locks, open cover, display lights up, swipe screen to use, dual SIM, 6300mah battery, from gearbest and case from vifocal.com.
Do you have the link please? How much?


​i paid less than £100 as it was a pre sale, I think it's now about £130-£140
#10
shadey12
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
sazzopardi1971
shadey12
does it have to be flip, can't you get a phone with hall switch to turn off screen when cover closed.
Well, that's what my father wants. But I will ask him if he's able to accept one without the flip
​if the reason is to lock and protect the screen automatically, get a phone with a hall switch and suitable case.
I have a leagoo shark with this on it, close the cover, screen locks, open cover, display lights up, swipe screen to use, dual SIM, 6300mah battery, from gearbest and case from vifocal.com.
Do you have the link please? How much?


​i paid less than £100 as it was a pre sale, I think it's now about £130-£140


Ok, I see if I can try and locate it on GearBest
#12
Don't you just buy a flip case for any android phone? What's the difference
#13
I bought a wallet/phone case, the phone clips into one side and the money/credit card slots are on the other; the only issue I have had is the phone wiping the stupid magnetic strip on the swimming pool membership card.

As for the OP phone, I have never had a phone with less than 1GB, I imagine it would be very slow, and not much use beyond the level of a feature phone.
#14


​similar leagoo m8, good for the money.
#15
sazzopardi1971
preecey
Android + 512MB RAM = Hell
Don't bother
That's what I thought when I scrolled down.... but it did offer 8GB and 16GB cards. I also noticed that it didn't offer 4G network (unless I'm mistaken)


​512 is the Ram, you'd need atleast 1gb, ideally 2gb minimum to smoothly run android. The 8/16gb is the memory you can save stuff with.
#16
shadey12
​similar leagoo m8, good for the money.

Yeah, and it does look good, and I didn't realised this particular phone has been posted 2 days ago:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ulefone-u008-pro-5-inch-3500mah-2gb-ram-16gb-rom-mt6737-quad-core-4g-smartphone-2605304
#18
Buy a flip case and stick a photo of another screen or something on the inside, he will never know the difference :)
#19
I wouldn't buy an elderly family member one of these Chinese imports. Get them something off the high street, even if the specs aren't as good - they're at least going to have gone through more testing and scrutiny in terms of the software

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