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Pros: It's attractive : You won't be embarrassed to use it in public
Adequate battery: The charge lasted 2 days with normal use. Four or five calls and occasional browser use.
Price is right: The advertised price is good for this phone, better than comparable phones that I was able to find. You mat be able to save a few dollars if you look around.
Good reception: The antenna was a bit better than I expected. It's as good or better than most other more expensive phones that I have used.
8mp back camera and 5mp front: Much better than other phones in this class!
Additional storage via a micro sd card: Readily available online at low cost,
5.5” display : Nice size. Not to big, but big enough to use a browser.
Cons: Documentation is minimal and hard to read.
No OS upgrade path.: Android 4.4 is a good OS, but without the ability to upgrade it, your phone may not be able to run some future software,
Crapware: This phone is loaded with useless, irritating software and needs a good cleaning immediately.
Old software: PlayStore was so old that it couldn't access the current apps in Google play I had to search for the PlayStore apk online and download and install from the browser in order to use Google Play
A bit Slow: some functions are noticeably slow. You can enter a phone number on the keypad faster than it will show up on the screen.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent phone for what it is. The processor is about three years old, and is considered an entry level processor, but the price is right. You will pay minimum of 3 times the price maybe much more to get current technology on an android phone.
The documentation isn't much. Fortunately, there seems to be quite a few of these phone in use and there are videos about this phone that can be helpful.
The warranty is for one year, however, if you return the phone after 60 days, even for defects, it will cost you at least 30% of the original price.
If your on a limited budget, or you have a habit of loosing or breaking phones, you might give this one a try.
Pros: It works as advertised, with some minor exceptions. Very easy to set up as a router or range extender
Well built and heavy enough to be stable on the desktop without being too heavy.
Very good WIFI range. I kept a usable signal out past 300 ft on my cell phone before it faded out, At 200 ft, no problems. This was through one wall only.
Good price, considering you're getting a nice router and automation hub
Apps let you control some basic router functions and WIFI devices over the internet.
Two usb 3.0 ports Allows you to network a printer or hard drive for network storage . The router can be configured as a DNLA server or Samba or FTP server You can also configure a VPN.
By default, the router is secured. It's not necessary to configure security settings
Cons: Documentation is minimal. A quick start guide consists of four sparse pages that basically tells you to plug the router in and follow directions on the screen. The web page has a slightly more in depth quick start guide, but it turned out to be for the Basic Almond, not the Almond Plus.
Two utilities, time and weather are still in Beta??
Other Thoughts: I first setup this as a range extender. A few taps on the screen and entering your router security code and you're up and running. The almond name extension will be added to your router name or you can create a new name. After typing the security code for your router the Almond showed up on all WIFI devices as a separate access point so you can choose which you want to log into. I like that as opposed to others that automatically switch to the strongest signal so you can't tell if you're connected to the router or the 'extender'.You can also unplug and relocate the 'extender' to another location without losing the settings. Connecting an ethernet device to the 'extender' is supposed to create a wireless bridge. It didn't work right off and took a bit of work to get it going. I had to go to a forum to find this info. Not a good thing for a device that advertises a 3 minute setup. It is also advertised as an access point! I'm not really sure why, Since it is a wireless router, it is an access point automatically.
Setting it as a router was also simple just tap the appropriate icons and you're there. The router even kept the name and access code that I had previously used. This router has been chugging along happily for awhile now. No slowdowns or resets. It does it's job well.
This is the router for the person that wants to set it and forget it and likes gadgets. A tech nerd that likes to configure ever setting will not be happy with this.
The router can also accessed through it's ip address to configure it or configure all of the home automation modules that you will want to collect. Setup for these devices is very simple allowing you to set on/off times etc, depending on the module.
I can recommend this router without reservation I only give it four stars due to lack of documentation and beta software
Pros: * It does what the description says it will do, sort of.
* It looks good.
* A few useful features.
* Low price
* The best feature is that it has a feature that will alarm when you get too far from your cell phone.
* It does what the description says it will do, sort of!
Cons: *The documentation appears to be a confusing translation. The print is so small I had to read it with a magnifying glass. Fortunately setting the watch up is pretty straight forward and there are a lot of videos out there, from individuals, to help if you have a problem. I could find no documentation online.
* Units for pressure on the barometer/temp. are metric, Hectopascals and Celsius. There is no way to change that.
* The battery will not last long with even moderate use.
* It takes a bit of playing around to get it to connect to my android phone. It does not automatically reconnect after losing the connection.
Other Thoughts: The watch displayed a message to install “BT notice” on my phone. The problem was, there was no app call "BT notice". There were several with similar names “BT notification”, “ Bluetooth Notify” and other similar. There are also several apps called “Smartwatch”, BT Smartwatch” etc. so it was pick one and hope for the best!!. I chose Smart watch and it worked fine for a short time. I tried several others. Most worked, none of them worked without problems. The feature I was most interested in,”BT Camera” will take one picture, then drop the connection.
This is the low end entry level watch. If you have time to play with it to try to get it working properly, then get one. If your time is valuable, you might want to look elsewhere.