AT&T Avail 2 Review

Call Quality


As if things couldn’t get any worse, but they do with the AT&T Avail 2. Call quality is tarnished by the muddy voices on both ends of the line, as well as the crackling tones heard through the speakerphone.

Battery


Actually, we’re somewhat impressed that it’s able to provide us with one day’s worth of juice with our normal usage from its 1500 mAh battery. Considering that its CPU is probably working at all time to keep up with all the processes, we’re surprised it doesn’t drain the battery quickly from its precious charge.

Conclusion


One person’s crap can sometimes be someone’s treasure. That’s normally the case, as consumers have different needs, so depending on what they’re after, even the crummiest of phones can prove to be extremely useful to them. What we have here, though, is a $79.99 outright priced prepaid Android smartphone that begs to be purchased – merely for the throwaway price point. However, the Avail 2 is the kind of phone that’ll test your patience, mainly because everything about it so dreadful. From its super dated specs, to its pitifully slow performance, you might seriously end up finding this phone “accidentally” slipping from your hand at some point

Software version of reviewed unit:
Android version: 4.1.2
Build number: JZ054K
Kernel version: 3.4.0-g0cb1bbe



Pros

  • It’s dirt cheap

Cons

  • Really sluggish performance
  • Outdated specs
  • Low quality display
  • Takes grainy photos

PhoneArena Rating:

3.0

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3 Comments

1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The camera samples are not bad at all for a phone with that price! I've seen much worse results, even from more expensive phones with 3.2mp.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Taking into factor that we're dealing with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean here, it means that Google Now is not available with the Avail 2." Google Now started with 4.1, so this statement is very misleading. Does this phone have Google Now or not?

3. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

It was a mistake. Google Now IS available with the Avail 2.
Avail 2
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(5h talk time)

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