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A new breed in a similar package

Published:Monday | October 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM
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Sometimes I wonder if I'm the one moving slow or is it technology moving real fast. I could have sworn I did the Digicel DL600 phone review less than a year ago. Now, here we are two generations of Digicel phones later with the Digicel DL750. What does this offer that the DL600 doesn't have?

Let's fist start off by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the DL750.

Strong Points

Device comes with the latest version on android preinstalled 4.4.1 KitKat.

The TFT LCD display on this device is vibrant.

The device comes packaged with a screen protector and an extra battery cover.

The case and build quality of the DL750 is just as sturdy as the DL600.

The DL750 supports Digicel's 4G and provides remarkable download and upload speeds.

This Device can also be used as a mobile internet Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices.

The camera now comes with a flash to take photos at night.

The DL750 has 1GB of RAM, which means multitasking will be much better than what you would get on the DL600.

Weak Points

The camera still needs to be worked on, but it's much improved than the DL600.

The three main menu buttons for Android (Back, Home and Recent Apps) are not back lit. So finding them in the dark is a challenge for new users. This is the same problem I had with the DL600 and it hasn't been addressed.

n The protective screen over the display is not hard enough to withstand much force. If persons are not careful they will end up with a crushed or cracked display.

Is This For You?

Price is what makes devices attractive for me. Sad to say, but some device might be the greatest, but after seeing the price tag [cough, cough, iPhone] you'll be like "Hell No!" Now, is the DL750 attractive? Well, with a price tag of around $10,000 I would say it's the Yendi Phillips of Smartphones right now. This phone gives you all that the Android OS has to offer with just few limitations due to the 1GB of memory. As always, I have compiled a list of well know apps that run without any problems on this device.

WhatsApp

FaceBook (Built-in app)

Twitter (Built-in app)

Live Wallpapers (Built-in app)

Video Wallpapers (Built-in app)

Trials Frontier

Smash Hit

Mobile TV (Built-in app)

Candy Crush Saga

The shocker that Digicel fail to advertise is that this phone has a mobile TV app that actually works! It uses the earphones as the antenna, and you will be able to view your local TV station with ease.

Final Thought

Given the price of the DL750, I can safely say that it's a budget Smartphone that is better than all BlackBerries out there, again. Although, if persons are looking for something more tantalising on a specification sheet then I would recommend the Samsung Galaxy S5 or S4, but deeeep pockets are recommended if you are going that route. The product mentioned in this article was provided courtesy of Digicel.

- Payton H. Wilmott