THL W100 is a budget quad-core phone for just $159.99

THL launched their new flagship Monkey King handset yesterday, but they have also quietly launched a new budget handset costing just $159.99.

We had seen quite a few spy photos of the THL Monkey King and THL 200, however the THL 100 had remained a secret right up until today! Like the other new THL phones there is an all new design, but it’s the price which has caught our attention.

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At $159.99 the THL W100 is one of the most affordable Chinese Android phones we have seen from a larger phone maker, and they haven’t skimped on the hardware either! There is a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display, 1.2Ghz MT6589 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

THL are shipping the W100 with a screen protector and 2 x 1800 mAh batteries which they claim will give the W100 a standby time of around 2-3 days. For those interested in picking up one of these low-cost quad-core phones head over to the Lightake store here.

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  1. megamind
    July 9, 2013

    Seriously, Andy\GIZCHINA, I love your site and reviews and all, but you really need to do more research with some of these posts…
    The THL W100 has been out and selling strong internationally for months now, and the 159$ price has been dropped and some sites to even 142$ with a free case and 2 batteries…
    Its the same as it was with the THL W8 that you reported it being launched around June when i had it in my hand since February…
    It kind of ruins all your credibility ya know?

    • thierry
      July 9, 2013

      secret lol 🙂 it’s been in shops for months

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    • shikhi
      July 9, 2013

      how is the build quality??
      does it have 6orilla glass??

      • tal levi
        July 9, 2013

        reports on israeli forums say the build quality is very good. the phone is very popular here. no gorilla glass. the camera is also said to be very good. the battery life sucks but most shops give you 2 of them

      • September 10, 2013

        All THL phone does not using gorilla glass.

  2. Hoang
    July 9, 2013

    I have bought it for 161 USD include DHL shipping and PayPal fee. for this Money it is a really nice smartphone

  3. Remco
    July 9, 2013

    You’re a bit late.
    I know someone who told on a dutch forum he alteady has it. Including pictures of the phone.
    Shipping to the netherlands takes some time.

    So you might want to do some more research before posting this, because it certainly did not launch today.

  4. Jan
    July 9, 2013

    That’s a good one! The THL W100 launched almost two months ago! 😀

  5. Alex
    July 9, 2013

    I was wondering if any of these souped up fab let’s have extended batteries on the market that one can purchase? that might be a game changer

  6. franco
    July 11, 2013

    ThL W200 Smartphone MTK6589T 1.5GHz Android 4.2 1G 8G 5.0 Inch HD IPS Screen costs 200 dollar. Not looking too shabby 🙂

    • August 17, 2013

      If I buy a mobile phone, will buy THL W200, its configuration is also very good.

  7. August 21, 2013

    Just ordered mine… i was in love with it until i tried activating it in t-mobile and then net10 … t-mobile didnt work at all… net10 is working but no data… just calling and text.. i would appreciate any light on this issue…

  8. Richard Young
    October 26, 2013

    I’m absolutely inlove with THL W100 the moment I saw it in’m using it now and the display is superb,lifelike and it’s very convenient to watch videos and movies. I must say also, that having this in most cheapest price sealed the deal for most users like me. It’s really all about personal preference.