Entry-level iNew U3 gets a $65 price tag

Remember the newest iNew phone we talked about some weeks back? Yes, the U3W. A variant of the phone — MT6735-powered, instead of the MT6580 — is now on sale for $64.99.

Fast forward to now, we know that it’ll cost $64.99. A year or so back people would’ve lined up to get their hands on this baby, but there’s no dearth of budget $65 phones (the Picasso being one) on the market now.

Anyway, let’s take a quick look over the spec sheet of the iNew U3. There’s a 4.5 inch 854×480 FWVGA screen right on top, under which sit the internals: the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 1750mAh battery. There’s also an IR blaster which is definitely not a commonality on sub-$100 phones.

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While the 1750mAh doesn’t sound too high capacity, what I can say about iNew is that the actual capacity and the claimed capacity are usually hand in hand, unlike some other companies.

That said, the U3 might be a worthwhile investment of $64.99 shipped if you’re looking for a budget phone. We probably won’t review the phone here, but there are other MT6735 phone reviews on GizChina you can take a look at.

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  1. MitsosDaBest
    June 2, 2016

    Great budget phone. Small, fast (for this money), with 4G and good price. But I don’t know about this brand…

  2. AndrTech
    June 2, 2016

    It is nice with 4G LTE and the price, but not so good with the Android 5.1 os, I am waiting the Bluboo Maya with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and Android 6.0, it is said that it can be available in June, but don’t know it is true or not.

  3. zdanee
    June 5, 2016

    Pass. The Doogee X5 Pro costs only a wee bit more (about $75), but is way better, 2GB RAM, 720p IPS screen and all.