India's National sub $4 quad core Android Smartphone

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
India is launching a $4 USD Android smartphone and it is in part funded by their defence department. 


$3.67 at current money exchange rates...


1.3Ghz quad code CPU + 1GB RAM + 8GB storage + card slot for storage expansion.  IPS screen also, but no resolution listed.


Looks just awesome. For $4?  Someone send me 10...


Site: http://freedom251.com
 

raj

Active Member
I'd totally buy that.  My old Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) phone had similar specs aside from the CPU and RAM.   I'm finding so many uses for that old phone right now (baby monitor, mp3 player, GPS, international knock around phone, etc) that at $4 i'd gladly purchase a few with faster CPU and more RAM.
 

mpkossen

New Member
I'd order one just to see what it can do. I can always use an additional phone for SIMs I use for site that require a phone number.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I'd order one just to see what it can do. I can always use an additional phone for SIMs I use for site that require a phone number.
Definitely the type of usage I'd have / interest.   Amazing even with government support that they are able to get whole phone down to $4.  Makes me feel like rest of us are looking at costs of things all wrong and getting fleeced.
 

MannDude

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Heck, it'd probably work well for me. I hardly use any 'smart' features of my phone as it is. When my Galaxy S3 died, which was my first smart phone ever as some of you may recall (I held out forever), I decided I'd just replace it with another S3.


Specs seem reasonable for using it as a phone, some web browsing and running some basic apps. Will keep ya' connected.
 

AuroraZero

Active Member
FFS WTH is wrong in America? No wonder why we can't have nice things. I might even be able to afford to have a smart phone when they are this price. 
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
FFS WTH is wrong in America? No wonder why we can't have nice things. I might even be able to afford to have a smart phone when they are this price. 
Land of maximum profit yo'.  Support largess.  Daddy needs a new jet plane.


Seriously, it make it hurt to me - the Indian $4 phone vs. what we can actually buy now in the States.  


I picked up a Samsung something at like $50 or was it $100 new.  It specs no better than this phone and considered 'discount'.  I paid more than that for a refurb'd Samsung S3.


I look forward to China or India actually making these devices available abroad even at a markup premium.  At $20 I'd still buy a few.
 

AuroraZero

Active Member
Land of maximum profit yo'.  Support largess.  Daddy needs a new jet plane.


Seriously, it make it hurt to me - the Indian $4 phone vs. what we can actually buy now in the States.  


I picked up a Samsung something at like $50 or was it $100 new.  It specs no better than this phone and considered 'discount'.  I paid more than that for a refurb'd Samsung S3.


I look forward to China or India actually making these devices available abroad even at a markup premium.  At $20 I'd still buy a few.
Agreed totally a grand for a freaking phone is insane. Especially when you waited in line for two weeks to for a chance to buy one. I would not wait a week in line for food, I would go out and shoot some first, let alone a phone. I have an Obama phone that makes calls and texts if you punch the buttons like fifty times to make letters. It works and guess what........... it makes calls as a phone should do ffs.
 

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Tried seeing if it would let me order one being in the US and I got the above error... I really want one just to play with it.


So if you have one send me a message ill give you like $20 for it + shipping. 
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Some speculated this is massive contact data collection on LET. Be wary with personal details.
Should be expected... Time to fashion a how-to on port mirroring and analyzing data flows from a device like this.   Time to audit the hell out of everything that shows up on your network I say.

So if you have one send me a message ill give you like $20 for it + shipping. 
Let me know if you find a way.  I'll pick one up too.
 
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