Siswoo offer up some chocolate at incredible prices


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You may remember a few weeks back we wrote about Siswoo’s new low-cost A Chocolate range of phones, here are more details plus the incredible low pricing of each.

It might be the flagship phones that we like to read about and drool over, but for the majority of smartphone users a low-cost Android phone is more than capable as serving everyday duties.

Siswoo’s A series of ‘Chocolate’ are designed specifically for the phone buyer who cares less about the fastest processors and monster amounts of RAM and is more interested in value. The A range will include the A4, A4+ and A5 each of which share the same basic configuration but with different screen sizes and pricing.

Basic specifications for each phone include a Mediatek MT6735 chipset, a 64bit chip which runs at 1.2Ghz and offers FDD-LTE (B3/B7/B20) network support, and dual SIM standby. The phones will all run 1GB RAM with 8GB internal memory (hopefully there is space for an SD card too).

5 mega-pixel rear and 2 mega-pixel are obvious areas of cost cutting, as are the below HD displays, but at least the phones ship with Android 5.0 5.1 Lollipop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgzv93lMCAQ

What differentiates the phones are the size, battery and price. The Siswoo A5 will have a 5-inch 540 x 960 display with 2000mAh battery for just $99. The A4 + has a 4.5-inch 540 x 960 display and 1800mAh battery for $89. And finally the A4 has a 4-inch 480 x 800 display and 1500mAh battery (pricing is yet to be set).

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So what do you think of these sub $100 LTE phones? Bargain devices or to cheap to touch?

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14 Comments

  1. George
    June 14, 2015

    Crap, not even grandparents will buy this

    • June 17, 2015

      I think for the money they aren’t too bad. Remeber that Siswoo do have service centers in Europe for warranty and repair and that their quality has been pretty good so far. Sure the specs are lower than say an Elephone at the same money, but it will probably last longer.

  2. Rob
    June 14, 2015

    These are a waste of materials that could’ve gone into something with having. There are much better phones out there for not much more money, especially with those woeful screen resolutions.

  3. Alaa
    June 14, 2015

    Only 1GB ram is a waste for the rest of the hardware, not impressed with price at all.

  4. Andrew P
    June 14, 2015

    Chocolate for $100 ? No thanks

  5. RRRobert
    June 14, 2015

    Of all the people using a budget phone I know, they usually have one complaint, and that’s all about the lack of RAM memory. So I would believe these phones would be interesting once the makers would expand it with (at least) another gig of RAM.

  6. balcobomber25
    June 14, 2015

    My next $100 phone will be the Blu Life one which has a Sony IMX 135!

    This is the first Siswoo release that just didn’t excite me.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 14, 2015

      nuff said !

  7. SPLEND1D
    June 14, 2015

    NOTISFICATION LED????? I like Chinenglish

    • Steven Fox
      June 16, 2015

      Hhaxhahxh, I almost spilled my coffee 😀

    • June 17, 2015

      Yep, they noticed it also, sent a new image to replace it 🙂

  8. Steven Fox
    June 16, 2015

    Actually lots of people are looking for a modern 4inch phone, as more and more phones tend to head for the 5.5 and more mark. This could be a great buy for a young kid, or as your first ever smartphone, but all depends on the price. At 69-79$ the 4-4.5′ device could sell well, but the 5 inch one will have really tough competition, and I don`t see the point of it, they should just drop the Siswoo i7 to 130$.

  9. Steven Fox
    June 16, 2015

    Actually lots of people are looking for a modern 4inch phone, as more and more phones tend to head for the 5.5 and more mark. This could be a great buy for a young kid, or as your first ever smartphone, but all depends on the price. At 69-79$ the 4-4.5′ device could sell well, but the 5 inch one will have really tough competition, and I don`t see the point of it, they should just drop the Siswoo i7 to 130$.

  10. Owsley_66
    June 20, 2015

    For anyone in the U.S. looking for a cheap 4G phone, mayiandjay just put up a youtube video unboxing of the Siswoo Longbow C50A, and the “A” is the letter to look for. For about $130 dollars, mayiandjay is getting 4G with this phone in the U.S. with both ATT and T-mobile.

    This is not a high spec’d phone but does have 5.1 out of the box along with 4G running the 6735 chip. I’ve been waiting for someone to give those of us in the U.S. a cheap 4G phone and I think, as does mayiandjay, that this is just the first one.

    I found the phone on gearbest but it must also be available from other re-sellers.