The Only Android Phone With DAB+ Radio... LG Stylus 2...(Grade B, unlocked) from £135...CEX
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The Only Android Phone With DAB+ Radio... LG Stylus 2...(Grade B, unlocked) from £135...CEX

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Found 28th Jun 2017
I would not usually post CEX deals, but I think this is a very unusual option at a good price and just ordered one myself earlier.

The only android phone with DAB+ radio built in, it was released last year, and is currently around £200 in Argos / Amazon brand new. The good thing with this second hand phone is the battery is replaceable, which is often a biggie when buying a second hand phone.

5.7-inch display with 1,280x720-pixel resolution
155mm by 79.6mm by 7.4mm and 145g (6.1 by 3.1 by 0.3 inches and 5.1 ounces)
1.2GHz Quad-Core processor
Rear 13-megapixel camera, 8MP on front
1.5GB RAM
16GB storage with microSD
3,000mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Not great specs, nor screen (not HD, just 720p), but reasonable, and with a stylus and very good battery life,.... and for folks who like DAB (which does not use data, and uses about a fifth of battery that streaming radio does) this may be of interest.

Think it has Nougat now.

They also have these phones locked to O2 from about £115.

P&p is £2.50
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fireman1

Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.And every time I … Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.And every time I need to buy a radio I make sure it has phone functionality.



Well, this sounds like this might be ideal for you
Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.
And every time I need to buy a radio I make sure it has phone functionality.
ezzer72

Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after … Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after ideally.



Look at a Sony Z5, or the Note 7 of course.
Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after ideally.
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I part paid with two vouchers I had got in store totalling £100 ish, and rest on card, easy enough. Also will have seven days to try out and can return to store for refund in the way I paid without issue if no good.
Good for DAB lovers although you can buy battery operated portable DAB these days anyway.
Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.
And every time I need to buy a radio I make sure it has phone functionality.
fireman1

Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.And every time I … Wow, the first thing I look for in a phone is dab radio.And every time I need to buy a radio I make sure it has phone functionality.



Well, this sounds like this might be ideal for you
I think there might be a reason why it's the only one.......hmmmmm.....
"not HD, just 720p"
japes

I think there might be a reason why it's the only one.......hmmmmm.....



I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB (and TV, BBC1,BBC2,ITV and C4) that never took off.
Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after ideally.
ezzer72

Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after … Do they do any with a built in toaster at all? That's what I'm after ideally.



Look at a Sony Z5, or the Note 7 of course.
DonkeyKonk

Look at a Sony Z5, or the Note 7 of course.



Haha, I was waiting for the Note 7 to be mentioned
GAVINLEWISHUKD

I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB … I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB (and TV, BBC1,BBC2,ITV and C4) that never took off.




Interesting, does it still work for radio and TV ??
Genuinely interested, just had a quick look at it on YouTube
DonkeyKonk

Interesting, does it still work for radio and TV ?? Genuinely interested, … Interesting, does it still work for radio and TV ?? Genuinely interested, just had a quick look at it on YouTube



I don't think the TV bit works anymore, maybe it was pre-Freeview?
DonkeyKonk

Interesting, does it still work for radio and TV ?? Genuinely interested, … Interesting, does it still work for radio and TV ?? Genuinely interested, just had a quick look at it on YouTube



No idea. Only came out the box for testing then put back. If I get chance I'll dig it out and see if it still works.

Looking on the net. "and the TV service was discontinued in January 2008."
Edited by: "GAVINLEWISHUKD" 28th Jun 2017
ezzer72

I don't think the TV bit works anymore, maybe it was pre-Freeview?




I would have thought Freeview was around well before 2006 when the Lobster seems to have come out, but I think it ran on a mobile TV Dab version I guess on the Lobster, probably defunct I would have thought.
Does the radio work though ?
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 28th Jun 2017
DonkeyKonk

I would have thought Freeview was around well before 2006 when the … I would have thought Freeview was around well before 2006 when the Lobster seems to have come out, but I think it ran on a mobile TV Fab version I guess on the Lobster, probably defunct I would have thought.Does the radio work though ?



I don't have one to say 100% mate, but as far as I can read, yes, DAB still good.
DonkeyKonk

I would have thought Freeview was around well before 2006 when the … I would have thought Freeview was around well before 2006 when the Lobster seems to have come out, but I think it ran on a mobile TV Dab version I guess on the Lobster, probably defunct I would have thought.Does the radio work though ?



Yes it seems BT Movio (TV over DAB) was dropped. It was digital TV at 320x240. It seems they added a few more channels like E4 before it closed.
As it has a DAB receiver it should still support radio. If it powers up at all. It's been sat in its box for 11 years!
Interesting stuff, got me looking up the old Archos mini TV which I think ran on that old system, great days mid 2000's
has anyone experience of buying 2nd hand/ refurbished phones from CEX? Any issues, malfunctions, spyware etc??
I think a phone with DAB is a great idea...though, thanks to GiffGaff I get ropey streams on TuneIn Radio, especially on 4G. Thanks for nothing, GiffGaff!
GAVINLEWISHUKD

I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB … I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB (and TV, BBC1,BBC2,ITV and C4) that never took off.


i had the lobster - it was a windows phone
Thanks, OP. Been looking for a cheap phone with NFC, and the Cex vouchers I had in hand made this affordable.
Does it need headphones plugged in for an antenna?
louiselouise

I think a phone with DAB is a great idea...though, thanks to GiffGaff I … I think a phone with DAB is a great idea...though, thanks to GiffGaff I get ropey streams on TuneIn Radio, especially on 4G. Thanks for nothing, GiffGaff!


Well bin the jokers off then like my daughter did after only 2 months.
louiselouise

I think a phone with DAB is a great idea...though, thanks to GiffGaff I … I think a phone with DAB is a great idea...though, thanks to GiffGaff I get ropey streams on TuneIn Radio, especially on 4G. Thanks for nothing, GiffGaff!

go into your phones settings and select 3g only
tony_spumoni

i had the lobster - it was a windows phone

I've never had a lobster
or crab
GAVINLEWISHUKD

I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB … I have a HTC 700TV (sold in the UK as a virgin lobster) and that had DAB (and TV, BBC1,BBC2,ITV and C4) that never took off.



Oh the Irony. I had one of those.
In the recent heat i fell asleep in the park... As i was slowly turning pink my Lobster got pinched!

You couldn't make this stuff up.














I could, i just did.
jco83

I've never had a lobsteror crab



I think mine may have been stolen by The Cray(fish) Twins.

Shellfish So & Sos
Edited by: "FREEZIN_WOLF" 28th Jun 2017
FREEZIN_WOLF2 m ago

I think mine may have been stolen by The Cray(fish) Twins. Shellfish So & …I think mine may have been stolen by The Cray(fish) Twins. Shellfish So & Sos



jco83

go into your phones settings and select 3g only

Just annoying when you pay extra £s and don't get a decent service - in a city centre. I just avoid the 4G Goodybags now. 3G, for some reason, is more stable. GiffGaff are great for the free calls to other members, but data isn't good. Though that's hardly news to anyone

6Music FTW!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Jun 2017
louiselouise6 m ago

Just annoying when you pay extra £s and don't get a decent service - in a …Just annoying when you pay extra £s and don't get a decent service - in a city centre. I just avoid the 4G Goodybags now. 3G, for some reason, is more stable. GiffGaff are great for the free calls to other members, but data isn't good. Though that's hardly news to anyone :D6Music FTW!


Sounds sh!t
I know this is probably very uncommon, but I got a Motorola G5 in A condition from CEX, boxed like new, a month later it got blacklisted. Very pissed off about this as i'd bought accessories for the phone , paid to get it unlocked. They offered me a £5 goodwill voucher ..... will not be dealing with them again.
I've got this handset. Had it about a 9 months. Got it because of the DAB feature for accompaniment during the long walks to work and back.
I thought the stylus feature would be bonus ( think poor mans Samsung note here) . The stylus is passive.
The radio needs the earphones plugged in to work.. I listened to it a few times but ended up preferring to listen to music on my SDcard

Overall the phone is very slow. thought I'd speed things up by getting rootlevel access.It is rootable but phone has to have a specific ( earlier ) bootloader so if you wanna root be sure to skip the immediate invitation to update on turning the phone. Once the bootloader updates you wont be able to root with the auto root ( kingo/kingroot) app
I only managed to root it with an auto-root app ( kingroot or kingo root ) cant remember but then Malwarebytes kept flagging up other stuff introduced to the phone so I remove the rooting app.
Long story short it is a a slow phone quad 1.2 GHz processor is a bit reedy in performance and the handset sports just 1.5GB ram!
I spotted the new LG stylus 3 in the 3store this week, gonna go back and play with it. I think it's an octacore. I don't know if the Stylus3 has the DAB feature though.
I don't believe this phone ( STYLUS 2) has or will ever receive Nougat , the US Variant ( STYLO 2 ) which lacks the DAB radio got Nougat I think or at least was easier to root and install newer roms
Now moving on to hopefully a faster handset
The idea of a phone with DAB+ sounds great. Not sure about dealing with CEX though!? I can tell you from misfortune of having dealt with them. They'll tell you how good their customer service is and how great their returns policy is but when it comes to the crunch they'll kick you in teeth or anywhere else they can for that matter.
Cex aren't too bad, they do try to wriggle out of their warranties though you have to be firm with them. You need to exchange a phone to be cost effective as they are rip off prices so your only hope is exchange value for your old phones. I never knew DAB came to phones. I was always told it was battery hungry. This is good for radio without data but like others have said I have 2350 songs on 12gb and that is enough to entertain me outside of my data areas. DAB was looking ropey until they sorted the second national multiplex. I got a tenner radio for virgin/absolute and it works OK. They need to kill original mp2 dab and embrace DAB+ fully so that they can fit more on the multiplexes.
with CEX you need to read the small print, what they agree to.
2nd hand goods come with a 6 month warranty, but if the retailer should disagree with you and make it difficult, you will have to do your Citizens Advice research to find the legal terms and apply them in writing. a lot of people cannot be bothered to fight when told "NO!" they just give in, go away, snivel and moan. if your claim is clear you will win but don't lie to yourself on the legitimacy of the claim, if it is your fault suck it up, if not do as Harry Hill "FIGHT!"
Good find bud. I'm sure it's of interest to some people
bryngreen8 h, 12 m ago

I know this is probably very uncommon, but I got a Motorola G5 in A …I know this is probably very uncommon, but I got a Motorola G5 in A condition from CEX, boxed like new, a month later it got blacklisted. Very pissed off about this as i'd bought accessories for the phone , paid to get it unlocked. They offered me a £5 goodwill voucher ..... will not be dealing with them again.


That's a matter for the police then isn't it?
jco833 h, 26 m ago

That's a matter for the police then isn't it?


Problem is, from what I've been reading, CEX don't refund your cash or credit card, they just give you store credit to the current value (which lowers over time) or a replacement which they may not have.

I wanted to buy a phone as the price looks good but it seems their newer 'A' grades are a target product for insurance fraud/theft and you may not find out until months down the line.
jco83

That's a matter for the police then isn't it?



hatchers

Problem is, from what I've been reading, CEX don't refund your cash or … Problem is, from what I've been reading, CEX don't refund your cash or credit card, they just give you store credit to the current value (which lowers over time) or a replacement which they may not have.I wanted to buy a phone as the price looks good but it seems their newer 'A' grades are a target product for insurance fraud/theft and you may not find out until months down the line.


Sorry I wasn't very clear in that they refunded my cost for the phone as well (as store credit) , but I think £5 compensation is pathetic. I'm not angling for massive compensation, but something to cover my outgoing costs should have been the least they did!
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