I’m beginning to wonder who needs brand when we can have generic? The KOCASO 6″ Smartphone impressed me from the moment I peered inside the box and realized I don’t need to worry about finding a case for it. It comes with everything I need:
* case with stand
* micro USB cable
* USB wall adapter
I was happy to see a case included, because it’s very difficult to find cases for generic Android phones.
The case has to be installed, though. We must remove the back cover and then snap the phone into the case. The phone is stuck to the case until I take the back off. This is inconvenient, but I’ll take it.
If we don’t like the case, we can use the pouch. It’s velvet. Very nice.
The phone is unlocked. The SIM card slots are full size and we can use one or two cards. I use an Airvoice Wireless card.
I let my son use the phone and the calls are clear between us. The problem was when I tried to call him in a noisy festival, he couldn’t hear the ring nor feel the vibration. Once I saw him, I asked him to hold the phone and we tested it. Yes the phone rang, but the ringtone is soft (we turned it all the way up), and the vibration was too weak.
I use the Bluetooth to connect to my speaker while I shower, playing music through my Songza app. It paired easily and reconnects automatically. I never have any problems.
Because I don’t have a data plan, I mostly use Wi-Fi for internet access. It connects quickly, and surfing is very smooth. I can stream YouTube videos without a problem.
The photos and videos don’t beat my HTC One M8, but they are good enough to do what most of us do with them, which is post or email them.
+ accessories and case included
+ large screen for watching videos
+ unlocked phone
+ dual SIM card capable
+ clear calls
+ smooth streaming
+ front and rear cameras
- soft ringtone, weak vibration
- install case by removing the back of the phone
- micro USB card slot is internal
- too large to fit in some pockets
I love it! It’s a great little (ahem, large) smartphone. Color me happy.
This product was provided for review by Global Phoenix Computer T&S.