Kitaphone in an unusual form factor, or a New Year gift for a nephew. Unusual toy from our Chinese brothers =)) for those interested - I ask under the cat, there will be a lot of pictures =)
Hello everyone, after the break, I decided to look at such an unusual device from the sky, I think it will be worthy of your attention.
So in order:
a month ago, "discovered" aliexpress,having ordered there for group purchase of JiaYu G2, the spouse arrived in time and asked to find an inexpensive telephone as a gift for her beloved tribe for the new year, since The age of his nephew is small, he decided that a toy phone would be suitable, so he began an active search. At first I looked at monoblocks, chose a design, then I saw this folding bed, I decided to take it, I was bribed by a large number of flashing lights and an external LED display, and also the screen and buttons protected from the opportunity to play them like a machine and be cut off and trimmed =). I looked at the technical characteristics as the last for the most part, the body is required to: call, play mp3 and look cool for a little boy.
I ordered it from sold on December 1, the phone has already been sent3rd, in the mail took the 15th! This seller sends to Singapore (this is the best for Ukraine) and the support of the Cyrillic keyboard was announced (not deceived), which was the final choice.
The box with the phone was wrapped with a triple layer of pimples and a yellow tape without a package, everything arrived intact.
I apologize in advance for the quality of some photos, the camera is dead, I also took a recently received JiaYu G2.
psychedelic coloring box
• Charger with a normal plug (!)
• Stereo headset (headphones with a clever jack)
• USB cable with the same connector
• 2 batteries (the real capacity did not check how the replacement of batteries from relatively new models is good)
Everything is packed in bags, pasted on the phoneprotective wrapping film, take out the phone, looks for 5+, covered with blue lacquered metallic, just like a real car, recalled models from childhood and old samsungi-raskrivushki - only the inscription farreri as always surprising =))
turn the belly up, we can see, opa-kayan =)) the camera's eye is located on the bottom cover and not on the flip.
remove the cover and find that it is metallic and acts as an antenna
a blue paper is stuck on it, some kind of Chinese excise tax or certificate (on JiaYu G2 was the same)
SIM card slot looks unusual, SIM cardsThey are inserted one above the other and for convenience of withdrawal, you can use a sliding tray, a micro SD card is inserted next to it (put the first 2 gigabyte in one, did not check it with a larger capacity)
We insert the battery and push the lid back, it sits quite tightly and does not accidentally open.
Open the flip, one hand open uncomfortable if there are no nails.
The keyboard is closer, it is not sold, it isCyrillic, crooked engraved, not erased with a fingernail (of course I didn’t rub too much, but it seems to stick together with the lacquer coating of the buttons), there are buttons for quick access to the player, camera and SMS, the rear wheels also act as buttons (I initially thought that this was loudness ), but the dictaphone is crammed into one and the second video player.
when turned on (off), the phone “pleases”%) with sound and views of the arriving (departing) Porsche, and the logo thereof.
When I was looking for a review on such things, I didn’t likeinformation about the device menu. Of course, I guess that it is possible to 90% repeat any other Chinese phone, but since I had only brands in my hands before, I decided to describe it in more detail:
A bunch of letters to describe the capabilities of the phone, who are too lazy to read - at the bottom of the mini video review
• Screen technology: TFT (at first I thought that STN, because the viewing angles are very small, the picture fades even at a slight angle)
• Screen Type: 260,000 colors
• Screen Size: 2.0 ”, 178 x 220 Px
The phone menu is translated into Russian prettynot bad, there are of course shoals, but tolerable eyes don't cut, which cannot be said about the structure of the menu itself (oh, this oriental logic would kill =), some settings are in the most unexpected places, but more on that below.
Any opening - closing the phone, as well as flipping through the main menu is accompanied by a divine nasty sound of a car creaking,
Overview of the menu and features
Menu scrolling type (this is a minus because the icons would be more logical and more modern)
the remaining items differ only in the type of animation of the other "mafynka" well, and in fact, with inscriptions, an example of a second order menu:
• Phonebook and calls
The number is displayed when you select an entry in the book, it is possible to select a sim card with which to make a call (dualsim is not tested because a single sim card is enough for a child)
You can choose Mp3 to ring, there is a vibration andspeakerphone, when the flip is closed, only the caller's number is displayed on the LED display, I will evaluate the sound during a conversation on a solid four, of course, there is no noise reduction, but the speech is clear and you hear well.
• FM radio (works with headphones)
• MP3 / MP4 player:
Player control is implemented through jounintuitively with Chinese logic - by moving the joystick (for example, "up" is a playlist, while the buttons on the screen are arranged in a row, as for browsing, and the volume is adjusted with the asterisk and the grid (I was looking for a long time to adjust).
There is a playlist and background playback.
When the backlight option is on, the diode displaywhen playing music, the ladder of the playback visualization is visible, although I have to notice that it moves by itself and not to the musical composition
The sound through the speaker is normal, without wheezing, like on a regular phone.
The camera in the device is disgusting:
• Number of pixels: 0.3 Mpx (I initially thought it was 0.1)
• Camera resolution: max. 640x 480 Px
• Digital zoom: 2 X
• Max. video resolution: 320 x 240 px
despite the fact that there are a lot of different settings, such assepia, timer and other crap (a regular nokia caller - nervously smokes on the sidelines) shoots like a guano with a constant “hedgehog in the fog” preset, video writes in AVI, quality is pixel slideshow 5 fps. Provided that it is very inconvenient, and it is easy to close with your finger when shooting, the implementation is purely for a tick.
• SMS / MMS
• Send and receive picture messages with video and audio attachments.
here everything is fine and logical, the only negativeswitching between lowercase and uppercase Russian letters occurs through flipping other languages, so we write either caps or no capital, the structure of writing (commas and special characters) sms as a new one, visually - like on old samsungs and siemens (letters on the bottom run).
• WAP: v 2.0 (did not check, maybe there are gprs)
• Bluetooth: 2.0 (+ EDR) files are received and transmitted
• Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) (not tested)
• Connect to a computer via USB as a USB flash drive or as a COM port for firmware.
Non-standard extended microUSB connector
The cat wept for his memory, but any data storage can be switched to a memory card.
Games are also implemented for a tick, there is no Java,Attempts to put mrp games to nothing have led, apparently you need to pick the firmware, there is a snake, throw the ball into the basketball ring, something like 3 diamonds in a row, and fall run
In the description of games, there is an indication that they are conditionalpaid 0_o with a very horse price tag, but sms on the Chinese numbers do not go away, because that xs that the developers had in mind, there is also additional content in the gallery and music, the loot is also not going anywhere, but it is impossible to delete it without interfering with the firmware.
• Clock, date, calendar
here you can adjust the backlight of the case and the LED display
• Alarm clock (several alarm clocks, for each day, dosypaniya mode =))
• Calculator - poor
• Ebooks, dubious pleasure on such a platform
• Custom Profiles
here I want to focus attention, because the nasty sound is removed in the profiles, you can assign some kind of tinky-stalker instead.
Sample incoming call
Pros: The usual simple dual-use Chinese dialer in the form factor of a toy, know how to twang mp3, have a camera, radio and bluetooth, LED garland, a wow effect for a kid, a great gift by the new year.
Minuses: non-standard connector for charging and headphones, in which case it will be difficult to find the wire, the camera niochem, the opening sound - closing the lid (if not disconnected) will significantly reduce the number of healthy nerve cells in parents =)), functional poverty (for example, you can’t add games, maybe , not suitable for older children).