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

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.

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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9 Comments

1. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The more the merryer..

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yey dual sim

4. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

zopo mobile ... coming with quadcore 5.7 inch

5. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

great more android phones on the market

6. Ratheesh143

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

May be it must have to come with jelly bean.

7. vddeguzman

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

And Philips always offer good battery life.

9. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 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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