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LeaGoo M5 smartphone. 5", Gorilla Glass, 2GB RAM, 16GB, marshmallow, fingerprint scanner, 3 colors. £56.86 @ AliExpress / Store: GaGa-Mart (using app and coupon) Shipped from within the UK
LeaGoo M5 smartphone. 5", Gorilla Glass, 2GB RAM, 16GB, marshmallow, fingerprint scanner, 3 colors.  £56.86 @ AliExpress / Store: GaGa-Mart (using app and coupon) Shipped from within the UK

LeaGoo M5 smartphone. 5", Gorilla Glass, 2GB RAM, 16GB, marshmallow, fingerprint scanner, 3 colors. £56.86 @ AliExpress / Store: GaGa-Mart (using app and coupon) Shipped from within the UK

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Great stop gap phone.

Install their app to access a $4 off coupon. If you've already used the app just register a new email address to get the discount.

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Wow amazing price for a 2gb ram phone. Will wait for comments though

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little_green

Wow amazing price for a 2gb ram phone. Will wait for comments though


Could always order and cancel if it's not a big ordeal?
There's a habit of jacking prices when things start selling well!

The processor is just a quad-core. Use 'will my phone work' to check compatibility with your network. This phone doesn't have 4G either.
It's an entry level phone but with better specs than I was expecting.

Original Poster

https://s29.postimg.org/3wxwhctxj/Screenshot_2016_12_17_21_29_18_882911759.png

how good is this phone for a 12yr old?

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richardthompson79

how good is this phone for a 12yr old?


Good review of it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4yKNBEkfKQ
If they don't like it I'm pretty sure you could get most of not all your money back selling it on eBay.
12 year olds are probably going to use chrome, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube. It would handle all of that. Light gaming would probably be fine too, but Asphalt8 would probably run badly on it given the processor.
This is a budget phone so the pinch point has to come in somewhere! The 2GB RAM, Gorilla Glass and fingerprint scanner are above what I was expecting so they're a plus point.

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The reviewer states that he ran out of battery during the day, so a portable battery charger may be necessary if you're a heavy user.

It also appears that you can use the micro SD as internal storage, which is a very neat feature.

The viewing angles aren't supposed to be that great and brightness outside can be a little inadequate.

Also the launcher isn't that streamlined so installing Nova launcher would be a good idea.
Edited by: "escortboy" 17th Dec 2016

Delivered before Christmas?

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zaheer2003

it was a lot cheaper 4 months ago when i posted … it was a lot cheaper 4 months ago when i posted ithttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/leagoo-m5-3g-smartphone-2gb-16gb-finderprint-sensor-for-44-73-gearbest-2486574


Not the same deal though, yours is from China this is from the UK.
You're always going to get it cheaper shipped from China, the trade off is the longer waiting time and risk (albeit Small) of having extra charges.

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PlayerTwo

Delivered before Christmas?


Wouldn't bank on it, when I bought Bluboo it arrived within a few days but that was a different seller. There's a chance you'll get it but by no means guaranteed.

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escortboy

Not the same deal though, yours is from China this is from the UK. You're … Not the same deal though, yours is from China this is from the UK. You're always going to get it cheaper shipped from China, the trade off is the longer waiting time and risk (albeit Small) of having extra charges.


Also AliExpress has a window where you get refunded if there's a problem so a DOA handset will not be a big problem like one coming from China.

No 4g ?

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taylope1

No 4g ?


No 4G, I'm with TalkTalk so personally wouldn't bother me. It is a budget phone remember and not everyone has 4G in their area, or on their monthly contract allowance.

Original Poster

Check out eBay also if the price changes on this deal, same price, possibly a UK seller amongst it.

Need for Xmas unfortunately but a good deal.

Original Poster

tek-monkey

Need for Xmas unfortunately but a good deal.


Check eBay maybe?

Word on the street is LeaGoo are the new Apple.

(Spend £100 and get a more reputable china phone)

Still a day 10 working day delivery time?

The delivery time (15 days...) screams shipped to order from China, dropped in UK then re-sent.

sotomonkey

Well, it can teach them all about the virtues of tax evasion and the … Well, it can teach them all about the virtues of tax evasion and the ethical and environmental implications of mining rare earth metals. It doesn't come with a leaflet about this though sadly.Maybe your child could encourage their school to twin with one that some of these kids attend?Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in smartphones, says AmnestyAmnesty International says it has traced cobalt used in batteries for household brands to mines in DRC, where children work in life-threatening conditionsChildren as young as seven are working in perilous conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mine cobalt that ends up in smartphones, cars and computers sold to millions across the world, by household brands including Apple, Microsoft and Vodafone, according to a new investigation by Amnesty International.The human rights group claims to have traced cobalt used in lithium batteries sold to 16 multinational brands to mines where young children and adults are being paid a dollar a day, working in life-threatening conditions and subjected to violence, extortion and intimidation.https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/19/children-as-young-as-seven-mining-cobalt-for-use-in-smartphones-says-amnesty


I presume you communicate via two tins and a piece of string then

Where will I find the 4$ coupon, I installed the app but can't find the coupon ....

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gill21

Where will I find the 4$ coupon, I installed the app but can't find the … Where will I find the 4$ coupon, I installed the app but can't find the coupon ....


Should be under the menu that you click on the left from the 'my coupons' section.
https://s23.postimg.org/s8yl5gbkr/Screenshot_2016_12_18_14_45_59_1359428662.png

Thanks escortboy ... Found the coupon but its only £1.64 off .
Is there anything I need to do to get the 4$ off ?

The 2300mAh battery is probably the only weak point in this phone unfortunately.

how do you get rid of the extra protection plan that's a rip off if ever I seen one

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ant500

how do you get rid of the extra protection plan that's a rip off if ever … how do you get rid of the extra protection plan that's a rip off if ever I seen one


Yeah I know... As far as I know it's impossible to remove. It doesn't even cover the UK if anything goes wrong during the year!

gill21

Thanks escortboy ... Found the coupon but its only £1.64 off .Is there … Thanks escortboy ... Found the coupon but its only £1.64 off .Is there anything I need to do to get the 4$ off ?


That's the power of brexit for you.

Bought one on eBay for £51

Thanks OP

JohnTheBarbarian

Bought one on eBay for £51 :)Thanks OP


Was that from soleilenrose ? I did some checking up on them and they look like they are one of these dodgy chinese sellers who ships it from hong kong and avoids VAT by pretending to be vat registered in the UK but because Amazon and Ebay don't check them out properly they basically get away with it. I sent them a message and they said they have a london warehouse but I'd put money that it comes form china and the return address you get on your package is actually a mail forwarding company who basically throw it into the UK mail system when it arrives form china.
Let us know how you get on.

Laura Palmer

Was that from soleilenrose ? I did some checking up on them and they look … Was that from soleilenrose ? I did some checking up on them and they look like they are one of these dodgy chinese sellers who ships it from hong kong and avoids VAT by pretending to be vat registered in the UK but because Amazon and Ebay don't check them out properly they basically get away with it. I sent them a message and they said they have a london warehouse but I'd put money that it comes form china and the return address you get on your package is actually a mail forwarding company who basically throw it into the UK mail system when it arrives form china. Let us know how you get on.



Hi.

That is the one.

I ordered the phone on the 19th, got a tracking number on the 20th and the phone arrived on the 23th... not bad considering it is Christmas.

Return address is to a industrial unit in Middlesex.

And the phone is great, only downside is the battery life!

Thanks, OP!
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