The Hisense U958 is the most disappointing quad-core phone of CES


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Chinese white goods and TV maker Hisense are taking a few lessons from their phone making rivals and have released the companies first quad-core phone, the Hisense U958, but don’t get too excited as it’s a bit of a sheep in wolves clothing!

The feature which is really going to draw buyers in to the Hisense U958 is the 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. This could have been a great base for a great phone! Unfortunately the rest of the specification is super low end!

Starting at the display Hisense have opted for a good size 4.5-inch unit, but the resolution is a terribly low 854×480, things don’t get much better in the camera department as the main unit a 5 mega-pixel sensor. But the part of the phone which really has us wonder what Hisense were up to is the tiny amount of RAM! Just 512MB!

There are a few highlights such as dual-sim support, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the obvious low price, but we can’t help but think if Hisense were serious about entering the low-cost phone market they would have been better making an MTK phone with slightly higher spec and similar retail price!

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