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Phillips' 5.3 inch Android 4.0 phone to have dual-SIM capabilities

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Phillips' 5.3 inch Android 4.0 phone to have dual-SIM capabilities
Dutch manufacturer Phillips is producing an Android phone with a 5.3 inch screen. That isn't anything out of the ordinary these days, but usually you find screens this large on a high-end model. The Phillips W8355 gets you going with that large screen, but with resolution of 540 x 960 (qHD) the pixel density of the screen will be well below the 441ppi seen on the HTC DROID DNA, the ZTE Grand S and the Huawei Ascend D2 to name a few of the newer large-screened Android models.

The Phillips W8355

The Phillips W8355

Some of the other specs of the Phillips W8355 would seem to be at home in low end models including the 512MB of RAM. These days, top-shelf Android phones have nothing less than 2GB of RAM on board. And we haven't even discussed the processor yet. Considering that the aforementioned 5 inchers all have a quad-core processor, the dual-core 1GHz processor on the Phillips device comes up woefully short. Add in the rather thick footprint of nearly 11mm, the 5MP camera in back and Android 4.0.4 running the show and you can understand why this device will probably be limited to a release in China. Also pointing to a limited release in China is the dual-SIM card capability of the device. This feature is often seen on low to mid-range smartphones in the country.

What we normally don't see on a low-to mid range handset is a 5.3 inch screen which makes the Phillips W8355 a good handset for those who need to have a large sized screen above all else.

source: UnwiredView

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posted on 12 Jan 2013, 15:10 3

1. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Dual sim is kool. Large screen is great. Ok so it's low end some will purchase. Not me thou. My Galaxy Note 2 is great enough.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 16:38 2

2. donfem (Posts: 515; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The more the merryer..

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 17:34 1

3. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


yey dual sim

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:00 1

4. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


zopo mobile ... coming with quadcore 5.7 inch

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:13 2

5. reyenrique (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


great more android phones on the market

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:22 2

6. Ratheesh143 (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


May be it must have to come with jelly bean.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 09:49

7. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


It has almost the same specs as sharp sh530u. The screen is larger and higher ppi but the ram and processor are the same. Maybe they saw potential from sharp given the brand's equity for TV, which Philips also has.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:39

8. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And Philips always offer good battery life.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:36

9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Philips phones are not manufactured by dutch Philips. They are made by chinese company, who bought license to sell them under "Philips" brand. Same goes for Philips TV sets.

http://www.philips.com/about/company/brand/partnershipsandsponsorships/brandlicensing.page

oh and btw, it's Philips, not Phillips.

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