Bush Spira  D5 dual cam Mobile Phone with 2GB of RAM (sim free) only £59.95 @ Argos
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Bush Spira D5 dual cam Mobile Phone with 2GB of RAM (sim free) only £59.95 @ Argos

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Found 21st Jul
Everything I said in my post at £65 holds true but now under £60. Not sure how many left at this money but you can't go wrong for under £60. Twin cameras, 2 gigs of ram, 16 gigs of storage, 720 screen and Argos customer care. Got to be better than risking your cash on a cheap Chinese phone that might never arrive.
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Looks like it's on Marshmallow....
Thanks to Kittyboots for these specs from my old £65 listing.

The phone is a rebranded ARCHOS Sense 50DC.Here are the specs:
archos.com/us/…tml
notebookcheck.net/Arc…tml

Processor
Mediatek MT6737
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Memory
2048 MB

Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB

Connections
Card Reader: undefined, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 144 x 72.7 ( = 0.35 x 5.67 x 2.86 in)
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

The secondary camera is 2MP
Love a big bush
Well took my own advice and bought 2 of these today. They seem to do everything you need for not a lot of cash. Only pice of advice would be turn off and on again after initial setup. As the glad doesn't work after update. But reset cures it.
Edited by: "charlie_vickers" 21st Jul
Pretty good for the price!

Looking at the specs in the user manual, it can take two nano SIMs or one SIM + micro SD up to 128GB. You can set the SD card to be adoptable storage. USB C port for charging, no 3.5mm headphone port.

Edit to add: YouTube unboxing vid shows it comes with a USB C to 3.5mm dongle.
Edited by: "Donuts123" 22nd Jul
Good price for a spare phone. Strange decision to drop the headphone jack at this price point. Makes no sense.Nice addition of USB C although no more updates as handset no longer supported, last update was May 17. No 5 GHz wifi and reviews mention poor battery life but hopefully the unit supports fast charging so may not be an issue for some.
Antutu 30000

It is ok im absolute terms... Great for the price! Faster than my old note 2 probably.

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Insteresting offer. Bad for main phone with that battery. It is a shame that a previous model get a bigger battery with less features.
Only problem is when somebody asks you what phone you have...

saying Bush doesn't slip of the tongue well
So it's an ok phone with 2gb ram?

Battery life a bit poor I'd guess?

Heat given though for £60
Looks dull and weedy. But enough about me..

(Before anyone makes the obvious connection with my profile pic)
Edited by: "RickDoyle" 30th Jul
With type C does it charge quickly?
winchman15 m ago

With type C does it charge quickly?


No mention of fast charge
It may charge to 100% faster than some phone but that's because it's got a small battery
Would this take a Tesco SIM?
Yes it would.

I collected one I ordered today. With a free (normally £20) Voxi SIM w/15GB data & £5 Argos gift card.:)
Edited by: "Donuts123" 30th Jul
Donuts12310 m ago

Yes it would.I collected one I ordered today. With a free (normally £20) …Yes it would.I collected one I ordered today. With a free (normally £20) Voxi SIM w/15GB data & £5 Argos gift card.:)


Thank you..
Is this dual sim....can ypu insert two different sims like one fot work and for personal calls
charlie_vickers21st Jul

Well took my own advice and bought 2 of these today. They seem to do …Well took my own advice and bought 2 of these today. They seem to do everything you need for not a lot of cash. Only pice of advice would be turn off and on again after initial setup. As the glad doesn't work after update. But reset cures it.



Can you confirm if the D5 model has LED notifications?
winchman9 h, 31 m ago

With type C does it charge quickly?



It mentions fast charging in spec from listing but precious little other details, given the size of the battery it is likely to charge quickly,if you can live with the short battery life then looks a good buy for a spare phone.
winchman30th Jul

With type C does it charge quickly?



I got a reply back from technical support saying "This phone does not support fast charging", charging takes up to 4 hours to fully charge phone. Also it has no LED notifications.Argos have removed the fast charging line from their listing.
Bully8 h, 50 m ago

I got a reply back from technical support saying "This phone does not …I got a reply back from technical support saying "This phone does not support fast charging", charging takes up to 4 hours to fully charge phone. Also it has no LED notifications.Argos have removed the fast charging line from their listing.



Total deal breaker - was looking for a cheap (but semi usable) phone for my boy. Next to useless without fast charging, I can just forsee him off out with it with next to no battery!
Not good deal. The dual sim system force you to choose between 2 sims or 1 sim and the memory card. Battery life very short for an medium use. Nice detail, the free bumper and screen protector inside the box, plus the ac adapter
Voted cold as no fast charge support, making it next to useless.
Youftbarsteward30th Jul

Only problem is when somebody asks you what phone you have...saying Bush …Only problem is when somebody asks you what phone you have...saying Bush doesn't slip of the tongue well


Who ever asks that?
Not a fan of mediatek cpu's, but for £60 it's a steal.
Edited by: "ws007" 2nd Aug
coventgamer21st Jul

Love a big bush


So does your mum from what I remember
but cex wont give me profit on it like the zte v7 lite deal

so kinda cold, for me any ways

for the specs the grade C (witch is like new nearly 99% of the time) alcatel 5080x lites are still better on ebay at £44.99 *was only £29.99 for them months ago tho, when cex took them for £66 each and a few even as grade A* (if they come back in stock tho b grades at still only £58.99 i think, same or better specs than this *ofc one of the many posts hukd didnt wanted*)
ollie8749 m ago

Who ever asks that?



Your mates when you buy it
Love a good bush
ws0072 h, 27 m ago

Not a fan of mediate cpu's, but for £60 it's a steal.


Yep, true.
I have one of these and whilst it isn't anywhere as good as my Galaxy S7 Edge obviously but it's still pretty good and fully capable of being your main smart phone with the battery lasting easily a day. Think of the S7 as a Mercedes and the Bush as a Dacia and you won't go far wrong
Edited by: "muscle21" 2nd Aug
nigelbutler30th Jul

So it's an ok phone with 2gb ram?Battery life a bit poor I'd guess?Heat …So it's an ok phone with 2gb ram?Battery life a bit poor I'd guess?Heat given though for £60


Mine lasts a whole day
meherenow8 h, 6 m ago

Total deal breaker - was looking for a cheap (but semi usable) phone for …Total deal breaker - was looking for a cheap (but semi usable) phone for my boy. Next to useless without fast charging, I can just forsee him off out with it with next to no battery!


The battery will last a full day plus the phone is more powerful than you think!
itchyone2 h, 59 m ago

Voted cold as no fast charge support, making it next to useless.


Why next to useless?
muscle211 m ago

Why next to useless?


cos hes one of those people that only sleep 15 mins a night, and thinks the phone should change fully in the time it takes you to be asleep at night

or in other words hes a moron
The Bush could be charged in an hour from flat, my fast charging Samsung will do maybe 60/80% in 30/40 mins but the remaining amount is slow. What's moreimportant is how it's used ie screen brightness and whether it's working hard...games and videos. A fully charged Samsung CAN be made to last half a day only
muscle219 m ago

Why next to useless?


Because it would take several hours to charge?
muscle212nd Aug

Mine lasts a whole day


How long screen on time?
coventgamer31 m ago

How long screen on time?


I've not measured it exactly, but if you go easy on it the phone will last all day. Turning down the brightness of the screen will help xxxx
itchyone51 m ago

Because it would take several hours to charge?


It doesn't take several hours
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