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Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 2:00 AM

Written and compiled by Kareem LaTouche and Stephanie Lyew

DL900 review

I wonder, is there any DL phone I have missed and haven't reviewed? I think this is the last - for now. The DL900 from Digicel, we finally meet, you elusive one. Don't know if it was the sale or the fact that the demand for this phone was high, but it was hard to get my hands on this phone to review. My patience has prevailed and here I have one for the full review of the Digicel DL900.

DL900 specifications as 'listed on the box'

OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

FM radio

8MP rear camera

Flash

Bluetooth V2.0

Micro SD card support

5.0'' touch-screen display

Again, the box information on DL900 seems to neglect the essential information that most users and potential buyers want to see. Where is processing power, RAM size, and internal storage? So, here I go again, digging for the truth. The hidden specifications for the DL900 are as follows.

Quad Core 1.3GHz processor

1GB Of RAM

1.9GB of internal storage

Mali - 400MP GPU

Build Quality and Design

The DL900 looks like a Samsung Galaxy S3, which isn't a bad thing, given the fact most person loved the shape of the Galaxy S3. Also, the DL900 is a heavy phone when the battery and everything else is installed. I can't remember when I held a phone this heavy, but it feels great in the hands and sturdy enough to drop and survive the fall. The phone has a removable battery and a memory card slot. The construction is all plastic like it siblings DL800 and DL750, which is a given at its price point.

Camera Quality

The DL900 has an 8MP camera with flash for taking photos in the dark or poorly lit areas. The only problem I find with the DL900 is the auto focus. It's very iffy when it comes to taking a well-focused picture. That being said, the camera isn't bad at all. It takes nice-looking day photos and a little-below-normal night shot.

Performance

It doesn't get any better than this for Digicel phones. The DL900 is by far the best-performing phone in the DL line-up. It is considerable faster than the DL800 in games and all other categories. Although the limited amount of internal storage plagues this phone as well; but it's slightly larger than the DL800. Thus, I was able to fit FIFA 15 on it, but that is where the buck stops. So, you will have the same internal storage problem on an even more powerful device.

Display

As I always say, everyone needs, at least, a decent screen to look at when on the road, and that screen is usually your smartphone. Your smartphone is the one stop for movies, games and pictures. The DL900 does an awesome job; I have to say I was most impressed with the clarity and vibrant colours of this phone display.

Outstanding Features

We all know by now that the DL750 and DL800 have a TV function that makes you watch local stations. Well, the DL900 has a radio; yes that's all folks, a radio. The feature list for the DL900 is not on the long side at all, but at least the specification sheet is better. Also, the navigation buttons are backlit to alleviate use in the dark.

Final Thoughts

Now, the hot topic of should I buy the DL750, DL800 or the DL900 can be answered. If you desire power and performance, then the Digicel DL900 is the phone for you.

Writer: Payton H. Wilmott