Evidence of changing uses, Orange now sells a smartphone “self-service”, that is to say, in case Mobicarte “ready to call” sold at the street corner, for a modest price of 70 euros.
So far the best Mobicarte boxes included a traditional mobile phone, a dumb phone (as opposed to a smartphone), from 30 euros. To acquire a smartphone you had to go in a large specialized surface (Boulanger, Darty, Fnac …) or order online. This era is finally over, the smartphone between walk-in the consumer era, in which he meets fruits and vegetables in the same carriage. It is actually sold in supermarkets, distributors of press and tobacco shops.
To do this, Orange has selected Orange Rise 30, the first award of its range of smartphones, it markets since June in Orange store on its online store as well as that of Sosh.
This product is actually one of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 sold in Orange brand. Introduced in March, is a smartphone Android 4.4 first price taking the subsistence minimum. It sports a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixels, a front sensor of 0.3 million pixels (VGA) and a back 2 million pixels, which has the advantage of being equipped with a LED flash. It embeds a MT6572M MediaTek chip with two cores ARM Cortex-A7 at 1 GHz, only 512 MB of RAM and just 4GB of internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD. Finally, it has Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G to 21 Mb / s.
It is suitable for undemanding users and report to him the same services as a traditional telephone (phone, SMS, alarm …), but with a touch interface, while opening a few uses online, such as email, IM, consultation schedules of transport or Facebook.
In Mobicarte box at 70 euros, it comes with a SIM card including 30 minutes of calls, 50 SMS and 50 MB valid for one month, and a month of calls and unlimited texts and 600 MB on receipt an Identification mail.
Those who are interested only smartphone can turn to the Wiko Sunset2, or if they are not specifically tied to Android, to a Nokia Lumia first prize, which offers a much better price / performance ratio.
Wiko Sunset 2: essentially 60 euros
Lumia 530, in perspective