You’ll less likely hear smart phone veterans out there talk about Mi-fone, let alone have a device with such a name, but their latest Mi-A400 device is a big contender if specs are anything to go by. I am not a big fan of this company and it’s probably the first device I am reviewing with such a label, but I got to tell you the specs underneath are almost unbelievable with a rock-bottom price tag. Mi-fone Mi-A400 is a dual sim handset, that’s something most Kenyan’s highly consider, it’s a feature you may not find on pricier devices let alone those powered by android OS. In practice, I can have two separate sim cards from different service providers in the country active at the same time on this phone, using their services is of course optional and the most logical method to choose is by price. I can go on and on outlining the benefits of dual sim capability but let’s not forget there are hundreds of phones with the same feature; however, they aren’t as cheap.
Mi-A400 has what you’d call a big-enough display panel (4inches to be precise) and the resolution isn’t close to worse, at 800×480 pixels, you’ll be pleased by the appearance of small text and images on this phone, it’s something you’d only expect on pricier devices. It doesn’t have the best design we’ve seen but it’s not worse either, the front panel is almost entirely occupied by a 4inch screen except for the capacitive buttons below and a secondary 0.3MP camera at the top left , unlike most smart phones, the company logo is missing on the front cover. At its rear is a 5.0Megapixel snapper, it’s not as big as we expected but at an almost rock-bottom price, it’ll be senseless to complain. Beyond the display is a most recent android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, we already have jelly bean out but again, ICS is something you’d not get on just any device in this genre. Under the hood is a 1GHz processor, most devices in this category have an 800MHz chipset, apps will load generally faster with occasional lags when multitasking.
- Operating System: Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Processor: 1GHz MTK-6575 Processor
- Display : 4.0inch (800x 480 pixels) (144ppi) Capacitive touch screen
- Camera: Primary: 5.0Megapixel (2560 x 1920p), Secondary: 0.3Megapixel
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD, ROM+ 4GB RAM
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1
- Internet: HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi hotspot
- Other ft: FM Radio, GPS, G-Sensor, Dual sim
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 2000mAh