which nobody other than the OP has managed, so i wouldnt use that as a legitimate alternative.
I don't know why people criticise smaller brand names' lack of commitment to their customers by not releasing software updates, when mega manufacturers also show the same lack of commitment. Samsung, for example, seems to include it's flagship devices in updates for around a year before seemingly forgetting they exist, leaving millions of customers holding out of date devices that cost them upwards of £600 just a year ago at best. I bought a galaxy tab s 10.5 on its release date because it was, at that time, unequalled by any other device. It got one OS update, to lollipop, before being left high and dry. I can't remember the last time a security patch was issued. But the most infuriating thing about this is that 2 years on, the original tab s is still widely considered to be the best android tablet on the market. It certainly still attracts a premium price when buying brand new. But it's been left languishing due to Samsung's policy of not supporting "older" devices.
Yeah.. Its an older spec thing, most Chinese companies are now leaning towards the hybrid sim thing - I guess they think the people who use dual sim are more business type people who need multiple numbers rather than using it as a personal phone.
Better deal/phone IMO, IF you can get it (could be a miss-price at this store only) - check your local Vodafone store anyway - you never know! 'Only' 32+3Gb, but has NFC, microsd slot & just about everything else: Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 (£135) excluding PAYG £10 sim. £145 Instore @ Bath The phones compared specs-wise here
Am I the only one who thinks why wont they make a dual sim phone that doesn't use the second sim slot for the bloody micro sd!