Bluboo Picasso 4G - 5" dual sim NFC £60.99 Sold by Fishingking and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Bluboo Picasso 4G - 5" dual sim NFC £60.99 Sold by Fishingking and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 23rd May 2017
Bought this recently from eBay for £67.99 and delivered from a UK warehouse. Now it's available cheaper on Amazon (fulfilled by Amazon).
It's a very decent mobile phone within this price tag.

Spec:
Dual SIM (micro)
Support band 20 (800Mhz) for 4G in UK.
NFC
MTK6735 Quad-core CPU @1.0GHz
1280*720px screen
8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
16GB ROM
2 GB RAM
Android Marshmallow (6.0)

Colour:
Gold: amazon.co.uk/Pic…5K5
White: amazon.co.uk/Pic…0LE
Blue colour is available from the same seller but at a different price.
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At the time of posting, 11 of the gold ones are available in stock.
Is NFC actually available on this handset?
seinman

Is NFC actually available on this handset?



My unit came with an NFC tag inside the box. It worked fine when I tried it. It could also read my contactless ID card.
Hi, does this work with Android Pay?
Spend £38 more and get an alcatel idol 4 Simfree with vr headset and 2 case and jbl headphones spec 3gb ram better phone for ur money
davening

Hi, does this work with Android Pay?



Never use it, yet. I only use the NFC for IoT projects.
wher from bro631.?Is quite abit mor £ tho that
Whete can you buy the alcatel for that price with all the things?
xc3lr

Never use it, yet. I only use the NFC for IoT projects.



​Have read somewhere it doesnt work with Android Pay but have not had any confirmation on that.
Leonidas85

Whete can you buy the alcatel for that price with all the things?



​sainsburys​ phone shop
Is this truly dual SIM or SIM + SIM/microSD?
fablanta

Is this truly dual SIM or SIM + SIM/microSD?


Just had a read and it only has 2 slots or it's a SIM plus choice of a second SIM or memory card
fablanta

Just had a read and it only has 2 slots or it's a SIM plus choice of a … Just had a read and it only has 2 slots or it's a SIM plus choice of a second SIM or memory card



​I assume you talked about Idol 4, right? In case Picasso 4G, it has 3 slots. 2 for the sims and 1 dedicated micro sd slot.
Seems like a nice phone for the price
jakeby

Hmmm has heat lines on screen then one day phone exploded.



To be fair, that is a comment under the seller feedback section, not a product review as such, and there's no way of knowing what model of phone it was that allegedly exploded.
xc3lr

Just had a read and it only has 2 slots or it's a SIM plus choice of a … Just had a read and it only has 2 slots or it's a SIM plus choice of a second SIM or memory card


I assume you talked about Idol 4, right? In case Picasso 4G, it has 3 slots. 2 for the sims and 1 dedicated micro sd slot.[/quote]
No, the Picasso but I think you could be right. I reread the burb and it does say:
SIM Card: Support Dual SIMS (Micro SIM + Micro SIM / Micro SIM+ TF Card)
Which means it was written by an idiot:
•\x09They say, Dual SIMS, where they should say SIMs
•\x09and, Micro SIM / Micro SIM+. Which, unless there is such a thing as a, micro SIM+, card they mean the middle slot can take a micro SIM or a micro SIM. I'm guessing this is yet another mistake and they mean micro/nano SIM.

All I was after was a cheap(ish) NFC phone so this makes me even happier that I bought it now

Edited by: "fablanta" 24th May 2017
fablanta

No, the Picasso but I think you could be right. I reread the burb and it … No, the Picasso but I think you could be right. I reread the burb and it does say:SIM Card: Support Dual SIMS (Micro SIM + Micro SIM / Micro SIM+ TF Card)Which means it was written by an idiot: •\x09They say, Dual SIMS, where they should say SIMs•\x09and, Micro SIM / Micro SIM+. Which, unless there is such a thing as a, micro SIM+, card they mean the middle slot can take a micro SIM or a micro SIM. I'm guessing this is yet another mistake and they mean micro/nano SIM.All I was after was a cheap(ish) NFC phone so this makes me even happier that I bought it now



This line:
SIM Card: Support Dual SIMS (Micro SIM + Micro SIM / Micro SIM+ TF Card)

means either dual micro SIMs, or one micro SIM and one micro SD card. It is badly written, but that is what they were trying to say, as in it should be read like "micro SIM in slot 1 and micro SIM in slot 2, or micro SIM in slot 1 and TF card in slot 2". They are not saying Micro SIM+ as in another form of SIM card, like nano SIM being accepted (obviously nano in an adapter would work).
Edited by: "nige182" 24th May 2017
Got one for Mrs. Now I have phone envy! cracking little phone for peanuts!
cidharten

Phone only though, no other freebies (VR, headphones) … Phone only though, no other freebies (VR, headphones) included.:(http://www.phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk/pay-as-you-go-phones/deals/alcatel-idol-4-black.html


Goes to a nice help page telling you Sainsbury's phone shop has closed. Guess it must have happened pretty recently.
Just over £60 and on Prime too - heat

Edit: Just realised this 4G version is a newer phone, d'oh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWpqu8yqIys

More in-depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEFMM8k3LKY

No notification light, apparently. Long charging. No fingerprint charger. The second review suggests it drops Wi-Fi at times (?) and ads appear (must depend on the pre-installed apps?). No Gyroscope.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 27th May 2017
The Sainsburys phones site appears broke atm - every time I try to order the Alcatel Idol it takes me to their help page. Personally I'd pay the extra and get another Idol, but heat added for this deal, thanks for sharing OP!
louiselouise

Just over £60 and on Prime too - heat :)Edit: Just realised this 4G … Just over £60 and on Prime too - heat :)Edit: Just realised this 4G version is a newer phone, d'oh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWpqu8yqIysMore in-depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEFMM8k3LKYNo notification light, apparently. Long charging. No fingerprint charger. The second review suggests it dropss Wi-Fi at times (?) and ads appear (must depend on the pre-installed ads?). No Gyroscope.



The charging LED of my unit blinks red if there is a missed call or other various notifications. Yes there is no fingerprint sensor and no gyroscope. Oh, it doesn't support wireless charging too (in case you are looking for it)
My AP is upstairs and I never have any Wi-Fi connection problem accessing from the living room downstairs or further back to the kitchen. But, your mileage may vary.

Regarding the version, it seems that there are two major hardware versions, v1.2 and v2.0 (and several more software build versions). I don't know the detail of the differences. Mine is hw v2.0 and sw v1.0.5, and the stock video recorder doesn't record 720p. I have to use CameraMX or A Better Camera to record in 720p.
xc3lr

The charging LED of my unit blinks red if there is a missed call or other … The charging LED of my unit blinks red if there is a missed call or other various notifications. Yes there is no fingerprint sensor and no gyroscope. Oh, it doesn't support wireless charging too (in case you are looking for it) ;)My AP is upstairs and I never have any Wi-Fi connection problem accessing from the living room downstairs or further back to the kitchen. But, your mileage may vary.Regarding the version, it seems that there are two major hardware versions, v1.2 and v2.0 (and several more software build versions). I don't know the detail of the differences. Mine is hw v2.0 and sw v1.0.5, and the stock video recorder doesn't record 720p. I have to use CameraMX or A Better Camera to record in 720p.

Sorry about the comment about the lack of notification light - I was just summing up what the video review said. Good to know it does have one
This is maddening. Mine has a little piece of grit under the pre-installed screen protector which gives rise to a 3mm bubble so its not going to go away. Its about 2 inches from the top and 1cm in from the right so it really noticeable. Trouble is if I try and lift the screen protector off it will ruin it

The only other real nasty is that the camera app insists on having access to my phone and won't start without it.

Anyone know of a phone cloner that will copy over all my SMSs and Contacts from my old phone. Google does a good job but it's incomplete as some of my SMS threads just have a telephone number next to them now and I have a whole bunch of contacts that are just email addresses.
Edited by: "fablanta" 27th May 2017
fablanta

This is maddening. Mine has a little piece of grit under the … This is maddening. Mine has a little piece of grit under the pre-installed screen protector which gives rise to a 3mm bubble so its not going to go away. Its about 2 inches from the top and 1cm in from the right so it really noticeable. Trouble is if I try and lift the screen protector off it will ruin it :(The only other real nasty is that the camera app insists on having access to my phone and won't start without it.Anyone know of a phone cloner that will copy over all my SMSs and Contacts from my old phone. Google does a good job but it's incomplete as some of my SMS threads just have a telephone number next to them now and I have a whole bunch of contacts that are just email addresses.



Try Super Backup & Restore from the playstore. Works really well.​
Descent build quality but had to root straight away to remove two adware/Trojans in the system. These are easy to remove with root but really shocking the amount of cheaper phones coming out of China with malware added to them.
All colours now up in price to £94.99.
Mine Picasso has gone bad. It never had Google voice typing (not even there as a disabled option) but now although it recognises my long time 3 SIM it will not connect to the phone network from either slot even though my 3 data SIM is recognised in both. A replacement SIM acts just the same and works in another phone (as did my replaced SIM). It is now reduced to being a tiny tablet
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