Sim Free Bush Spira B1 5" Android Smartphone £39.95 @ Argos
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Sim Free Bush Spira B1 5" Android Smartphone £39.95 @ Argos

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Found 26th Nov 2015
Good cheap smartphone for kids or grandparents:

Quad-Core @1.2 GHz Cortex A7
Mali 400MP2
1GB RAM
8GB Storage
MicroSD slot
5 inch IPS display (854x480)
Android 4.4

Only issue is lack of 4G. However it has a two year guarantee.
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On ebay as well, with free p+p .

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philmitchell

On ebay as well, with free p+p .Click



Yeah that's actually where I bought mine. :P

I had a voucher from selling stuff.
Has anyone out there actually tried this phone or actually owns one? Looking for a cheap phone to check emails/browsing very occasionally. Would generally steer clear of Bush/Alba and probably should know better but...it is cheap
CaptainCustard

Has anyone out there actually tried this phone or actually owns one? … Has anyone out there actually tried this phone or actually owns one? Looking for a cheap phone to check emails/browsing very occasionally. Would generally steer clear of Bush/Alba and probably should know better but...it is cheap



I'm picking one up tonight so will let you know. It's actually a rebadged ARCHOS 50c Neon. archos.com/gb/…tml
Very very competitively priced handset. Ticks a lot of essential boxes for budget users. Some may moan that the screen is not even 720p HD, but it`s 5 inch , the processor is quad core, storage ample at 8GB (expandable) and there`s 1Gig ram, so stop crying, and start buying.
Don't need it but bought anyway! Thanks OP
ollie87

I'm picking one up tonight so will let you know. It's actually a rebadged … I'm picking one up tonight so will let you know. It's actually a rebadged ARCHOS 50c Neon. http://www.archos.com/gb/products/smartphones/neon/archos_50cneon/index.html



​Would appreciate a summary of the handset if you get time, thanks.
CaptainCustard

​Would appreciate a summary of the handset if you get time, thanks.



Just back from Argos.

First impressions are actually pretty good (I ended up paying about £26 for it with a voucher I had). Feels quick, included in the box is a screen protector, two different colour rear cases and a clear rubber case. There's also a Lebara SIM with £10 of credit - not sure that'll get used, I might stick it on eBay.

Screen isn't very high res but is bright and has good viewing angles, seems to respond to touch in the usual Android manner - okay but not as slick as iOS. Seems to be plastic rather than glass, but for this price it's not too bad.

Overall seems alright, will replace my Grandma's Y330 nicely for her. Although I wouldn't obviously trade my iPhone 6 for it.
ollie87

Just back from Argos.First impressions are actually pretty good (I ended … Just back from Argos.First impressions are actually pretty good (I ended up paying about £26 for it with a voucher I had). Feels quick, included in the box is a screen protector, two different colour rear cases and a clear rubber case. There's also a Lebara SIM with £10 of credit - not sure that'll get used, I might stick it on eBay.Screen isn't very high res but is bright and has good viewing angles, seems to respond to touch in the usual Android manner - okay but not as slick as iOS. Seems to be plastic rather than glass, but for this price it's not too bad.Overall seems alright, will replace my Grandma's Y330 nicely for her. Although I wouldn't obviously trade my iPhone 6 for it.



​Great, thanks for taking the time!
Viewing angle when looking at device from top down is terrible. Was expecting a bit better with it being an ips display.
Plus a screen protector is already fitted as well as a spare in the box!
Reviews say battery ain't great. But it is cheap....hmmmm.
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or £39.95 for the Spira A1 on android 5.0.2 , but without lebara sim/credit
argos.co.uk/sta…htm
rejector1

or £39.95 for the Spira A1 on android 5.0.2 , but without lebara … or £39.95 for the Spira A1 on android 5.0.2 , but without lebara sim/credit http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3079753.htm



Interesting in the description for the B1 it states all bush phones come with sim/credit so might be tempted to get A1 as it has lollipop not bothered if it dosnt have sim but could point that fact to them but thanks for the link hadn't seen this one
Ordered this afternoon, just had it delivered. First impressions are good, it takes a standard sim rather than micro in the details but the big surprise was that it's dual sim. Very happy so far, could be a real bargain
kstead1966

Interesting in the description for the B1 it states all bush phones come … Interesting in the description for the B1 it states all bush phones come with sim/credit so might be tempted to get A1 as it has lollipop not bothered if it dosnt have sim but could point that fact to them but thanks for the link hadn't seen this one



I had a really hard time finding the A1 version near me!

Yes it's a slightly better deal, but you've got to actually find one.
Edited by: "ollie87" 29th Nov 2015
ollie87

I had a really hard time finding the A1 version near me!Yes it's a … I had a really hard time finding the A1 version near me!Yes it's a slightly better deal, but you've got to actually find one.



Did you get the £10 Lebara credit? Does the A1 also take the standard (mini) size sim cards? Is it dual sim as well?

Thank you
bookshifter

Did you get the £10 Lebara credit? Does the A1 also take the standard … Did you get the £10 Lebara credit? Does the A1 also take the standard (mini) size sim cards? Is it dual sim as well?Thank you



I didn't buy the A1 as I couldn't find one.
ollie87

I had a really hard time finding the A1 version near me!Yes it's a … I had a really hard time finding the A1 version near me!Yes it's a slightly better deal, but you've got to actually find one.


i have got one on reserve available in 2/3 days but going by some of the comments and there is a deal posted this morning for the A1 with most people saying it is out of stock so dont think i will hold my breath over it
kstead1966

i have got one on reserve available in 2/3 days but going by some of the … i have got one on reserve available in 2/3 days but going by some of the comments and there is a deal posted this morning for the A1 with most people saying it is out of stock so dont think i will hold my breath over it


can be found on ebay argos store ebay.co.uk/itm…rue
Which phone is the A1 based on? Is it another Archos? Which model please, does anybody know? Cheers Ta!
Received today. Have to say for £30 (Excluding the £10 SIM) it's a bloody fine phone. It's certaily no Samsung S6 but you can buy 10 of these for the same money. Bargain!
Motosapiens

Which phone is the A1 based on? Is it another Archos? Which model please, … Which phone is the A1 based on? Is it another Archos? Which model please, does anybody know? Cheers Ta!



It's basically the exact same phone but with Lollipop. I can't seem to find any ROMS for the B1 to flash it with Lollipop though.
ollie87

It's basically the exact same phone but with Lollipop. I can't seem to … It's basically the exact same phone but with Lollipop. I can't seem to find any ROMS for the B1 to flash it with Lollipop though.



I wondered if it was from looking at the specs on the Archos site, none of them seemed to match exactly the dimensions they give on the Argos site.

I bought one off eBay for my mum and wanted to get her some accessories for Christmas. Seems a cracking piece of kit for the price. Black & white back cover in the box, mum wanted white so that was a bonus, might paint the black one!! Pre fitted screen protector and spares and a silicone bumper case. I reckon most places would try to charge you the deal price just for the accessories, (basic though they are), and, as you say it's lollipop, awesome deal. Just need it to be reliable now.

Thanks for the reply. Appreciated.
This is the only phone i've ever had where i cant find ringtones.can anybody help? Nowt in the online manual-which is basic to say the least
echo06

This is the only phone i've ever had where i cant find ringtones.can … This is the only phone i've ever had where i cant find ringtones.can anybody help? Nowt in the online manual-which is basic to say the least



Sound be in Settings > Sounds
Audio profiles it is on this and i checked it out 1000 times before i posted-no list of ringtones in there
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