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Cubot Dinosaur Gold 5.5" 16GB 4G Dual SIM Unlocked & SIM Free £89.97 Appliances direct - £2.95 del

£89.97 @ Appliances Direct
A CHOMPINGLY good phone at a NIBBLE of a price With anti Tallon scratch screen (this may not be true) Unlocked + SIM Free 4G Ready + Dual SIM Ultra-sharp 13 Megapixel Samsung camera 5.5" Ultra-br… Read More
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9m, 3w agoFound 9 months, 3 weeks ago
A CHOMPINGLY good phone at a NIBBLE of a price

With anti Tallon scratch screen (this may not be true)

Unlocked + SIM Free

4G Ready + Dual SIM

Ultra-sharp 13 Megapixel Samsung camera

5.5" Ultra-bright HD IPS screen

Powerful quad-core processor

Android 6.0

16GB Storage + micro SD card slot

Huge battery gives you much longer battery life
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9m, 3w agoFound 9 months, 3 weeks ago
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22 Likes
Burgess85
will these receive any updates?

every 3 million years
16 Likes
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


then probably 8 9 10 etc
6 Likes
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.

The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.

About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."

It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.

One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability
"1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)
3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).

Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)

One Amazon reviewer says:
"Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.

I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the link
http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"


(The above quote is from 1st September).

Edited By: louiselouise on Sep 30, 2016 01:31: a

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3 Likes #1
Heat for the phone name.
#2
they have loads of cubot phones in stock from £50, and in the uk. it's a hot from me.

Edited By: shadey12 on Sep 29, 2016 13:24: spell
#3
will these receive any updates?
22 Likes #4
Burgess85
will these receive any updates?

every 3 million years
#5
33k antutu score....my 2 year old mobile has more than that...and the camera is terrible based on reviews. cold
1 Like #6
raptorcigs
Burgess85
will these receive any updates?
every 3 million years
*chuckles*

Great to see a UK retailer supplying these - hopefully that means there will be some warranty rather than being left in limbo by Chinese retailers.
1 Like #7
Bubuka83
33k antutu score....my 2 year old mobile has more than that...and the camera is terrible based on reviews. cold


please post a better deal from a uk supplier for the money.
#8
so many of Chinese smartphones come in that **** gold color. they all look the same and I like it. heat

Edited By: cr7hg on Sep 29, 2016 14:35: .
6 Likes #9
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.

The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.

About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."

It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.

One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability
"1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)
3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).

Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)

One Amazon reviewer says:
"Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.

I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the link
http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"


(The above quote is from 1st September).

Edited By: louiselouise on Sep 30, 2016 01:31: a
1 Like #10
isn't android 7 coming out soon?
16 Likes #11
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


then probably 8 9 10 etc
#12
Burgess85
will these receive any updates?

Probably not. I brought i Cubot H1 nearly a year ago which came with 5.1 and i still have not received any :(
#13
I have seen it much cheaper on Amazon lightening deals
1 Like #14
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.
#15
sam_of_london
I have seen it much cheaper on Amazon lightening deals


when, and judging by the amount of tat gets posted from amazon why wasn't this posted.
1 Like #16
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.


android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.
1 Like #17
sam_of_london
I have seen it much cheaper on Amazon lightening deals
During a heavy thunderstorm no doubt.
#18
shadey12
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.


android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.


yes, already on my nexus 9. seems pretty good in the last 4 weeks.
2 Likes #19
cubot is a good company. have used an cubot x6 and it worked great, this is a newer model so should be o.k.
with China mobiles its always good to do abit of research online and always handy if you can find custom ROMs etc or at least know someone who has abit of knowhow. there's usually a nice bunch of people on YouTube with instructional videos too. just my 2 pence
#20
shadey12
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.


android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.


But there is not even single phone in market with it at the moment.
2 Likes #21
sam_of_london
shadey12
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.


android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.


But there is not even single phone in market with it at the moment.


Apart from Nexus 6P, 5X, and 9. Also LG V20 (not for sale in Europe afaik)
1 Like #22
Bubuka83
33k antutu score....my 2 year old mobile has more than that...and the camera is terrible based on reviews. cold
Just because you don't like the phone is no reason to vote it cold. Can you find a better deal on this phone?
#23
sam_of_london
shadey12
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?


Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.


android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.


But there is not even single phone in market with it at the moment.


I have nexus 6p running official Android 7.0....
#24
White version for the same price at laptopsdirect in case anyone is interested.
1 Like #25
I guess it's not an old phone, it's a dinosaur.
#26
louiselouise
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.

The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.

About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."

It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.

One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability
"1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)
3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).

Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)

One Amazon reviewer says:
"Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.

I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the link
http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"


(The above quote is from 1st September).


Thanks
#27
Thanks gonna order one for my kid who keeps busting her phone.

whopping 2% on TCB for appliancesdirect too :)
banned#28
reviews are overall negative
#29
Publix
sam_of_london
I have seen it much cheaper on Amazon lightening deals
During a heavy thunderstorm no doubt.
No, those would be lightning deals. These are obviously designed to lighten your wallet after you've brought stuff...
#30
Also same price in black or white.
#31
louiselouise
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.

The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.

About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."

It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.

One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability
"1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)
3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).

Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)

One Amazon reviewer says:
"Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.

I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the link
http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"


(The above quote is from 1st September).


try going on willmyphonework site and check if it will work with your provider.
#32
Definitely no 800 MHz/band 20 so Three users for one should avoid. Only Amazon's listing reveals this, very remiss of AO to try and dodge the issue.
#33
buglawton
Definitely no 800 MHz/band 20 so Three users for one should avoid. Only Amazon's listing reveals this, very remiss of AO to try and dodge the issue.
It's not from Ao, it's from Appliances Direct
1 Like #34
Bought this phone a few weeks ago. First android phone I've had. No problems at all. Actually loving the phone. The specs are fantastic for the price.

And after having it a few days, I decided to buy my daughter the cubot rainbow. Now I've got a 10 year old reviewing that. And no complaints so far either.

HEAT!
2 Likes #35
It definitely works on Giffgaff 4G as that's what I have. It plays all videos I try on it from YouTube, Facebook etc. The notification light works fine. No lag and the battery lasts forever. normally put it on to charge each night after a day's heavy use at about 30-40%. My Bluetooth headphones run great with it as does my Bluetooth car stereo. The camera takes photos. I imagine for photo enthusiasts it's some way off the mark but it does the job for me with family snaps and the like. Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect, it's bulky, it's got a crap name but for the money it's pretty astonishing value. And it comes with a case in the box, with a tempered glass screen protector already fitted and running Marshmallow.
#36
Completely agree. Sorry my review wasn't as in depth (first review on here).

I'm on EE, and I've never had any issues with videos either. Also, messages send and deliver as they should.
#37
louiselouise
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.

The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.

About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."

It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.

One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability
"1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)
3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).

Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)

One Amazon reviewer says:
"Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.

I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the link
http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"


(The above quote is from 1st September).


Seem to be quite a few bugs with this phone.... :-/
#38
Picard123
louiselouise
Here's some Amazon reviews, for those on the fence https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01FJX8OZK/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful
4150mAh battery and 3GB RAM is pretty astonishing at this price. No gyroscope, though. Some are saying GiffGaff 4G doesn't work (?), another reviewer says the networks are limited to Orange and O2 (?). A few moans about the camera and battery life.
The CPU is MTK6735, Quad-Core, 1.3GHz - apparently it can take up to a 128GB MicroSD card.
About Dual SIM: "Three slots on this phone, unlike some where you must choose sim or sd in slot 2."
It has a notification light, though apparently it's tiny.
One reviewer is complaining about Bluetooth capability "1.The Bluetooth is very intermittent with audio devices. Sometimes you have to turn Bluetooth off and on to hear audio.
2.Videos on Facebook and Youtube won't play video just the audio."

(a few on the Amazon Q&A say they have no problems with Bluetooth audio, however)3.It takes a very long time to charge. It will probably take you 8 hours or so to fully charge from flat, this doesn't really bother me because the battery seems to last forever so an overnight charge is more than enough."
(not sure if using a 2amp charger would improve the charging time).
Some are saying you have to flash this phone as it goes into sleep mode after about 10 minutes and apps stop (!)
One Amazon reviewer says: "Simply, you use the phone and then put it down. You have sent a text message to a mate and you are waiting for a reply. It aint gonna happen if the message is sent after a ten minute period. For some reason the phone goes to sleep and will not accept any messages.
A way to test this was .... On my Note 2 I sent a message to the Cubot. The two blue ticks tell me the message is sent while the phone is on and all is good. I then wait ten minutes and send another message from my phone. The single tick displays but it will not deliver the message and the two ticks ( grey for delivered ) do not display. I check the Cubot and it hasn't received the message. I turn on the Cubot and then the message is displayed on the notification bar.
I emailed Cubot and received the email from them with a link to the patch...this is the linkhttp://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=998
Once you have downloaded this you then follow these steps to flash it:
settings – about phone – wireless update – local updates(on the right top corner) – internal storage - select the files which you just downloaded - install now - THIS WILL CARRY OUT A FLASH AND WILL DELETE ALL THE APPS AND ASSOCIATED ITEMS LIKE PHOTOS .... MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THEM ALL FIRST.
So am I happy with the Cubot Dinosaur ? You bet I am. Time will tell if it becomes problematic"

(The above quote is from 1st September).
Seem to be quite a few bugs with this phone.... :-/

That's a fair point. I have had to return one for being a bit vague on the GPS but the one I've got is nailed on now. Works perfectly with Bluetooth devices, videos work great and Giffgaff 4G definitely works! It looks as if there are some duff ones floating around though. Luckily mine is not!

Edited By: wearewolves on Oct 05, 2016 17:48
#39
mine arrived today and to be honest it's great for the price I scanned it with malware bytes and kaspersky anti virus it came out clear , I turned off the intelligent battery saver app which should stop background apps not getting notifications , I have an SU6 with the "touch screen problem" and a Nexus 5x that I dropped and smashed the screen ...ouch !! so needed a cheap handset for a year until my contract is up this fits the bill perfectly for me on its not android 7.0 like the Nexus but it's better than the su6 and because I got it from OP's link I get a year u.k warranty so I'm happy with that
#40
kye1987
sam_of_london
shadey12
sam_of_london
DazLFC
isn't android 7 coming out soon?
Yes if is called Android Naught. It will launch on 4th October in Google Pixel phones and LG V20.
android 7 is called nougat, as far as I know it's already launched.
But there is not even single phone in market with it at the moment.
I have nexus 6p running official Android 7.0....
Not sure why they keep bringing new ones out, seems to be just because they can. I think less and less people care. It's not like they got the old ones working before moving on..

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