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Vodafone Alcatel U5 4G for $49.50 @ Woolworths

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Alcatel U5 4G (Vodafone locked) half price including $10 starter pack in Woolies catalogue starting tomorrow.

Basic specs: Quad core 1.1Ghz 64bit, Android 6.0
1Gb ram, 8Gb storage (about 3.8Gb usable)
5" FWVGA 854 x 480 (196ppi)
Camera: 5MP front, 2MP rear
Bands: 700/850/1800/2100/ 2300/2600 LTE Cat 4
2050mAh battery

Unlocking for A$1.02 @ https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Unlock-Code-Unlocking-Vodafone-A... (I have never use this seller's service)

Youtube quick review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEtN5VKvJaw

Vodafone $10 starter can get you 16Gb data if activate on 365 Plus and buying data addons (2 x $5) between Fri - Sun, bonus data offer expires 31 Dec 17

https://www.vodafone.com.au/prepaid/add-ons

Credit goes to huntress_love @ https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/334107

May be useful as a 3rd phone/hotspot tethering.

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    not a bargain yet, woolworths been selling this phone for $19.75 before, if not many people buying at $49.50, the price will going down to $19.75 again

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    Are you sure? I think the one sold for 19.75 was Vodafone smart mini 4?

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    Pretty similar to the good ole Pixi 3 4.5 sold for $35 a year or so ago. But no Band 28 / 5" IPS screen/ newer Android on the U5. I'd give it a miss.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6934&idPhone2...

    Still looking for an 'all bands' budget phone to replace my Pixi 4.5… still looking. Sony Xperia is out with no accelerometer (HJ Shake&Win doesn't work)… the humanity!

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      According to Vodafone website, it Does have Band 28 (700MHz).

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      Yeah, same (low) resolution, just a little bigger.
      Last xmas, the VF Y6 elite (5" 720p) got down to $89, $99, with $50 gift card and $40 starter-pack (i.e. -1$, 9$).
      Maybe something similar, somewhere, this year too? (unless exchange rates)

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    The real killer is 1Gb ram, 8Gb storage (about 3.8Gb usable). I have found with several phones now that once a few updates for the standard Google apps and the pre-installed apps are installed that the 8GB phones run out of storage and/or become very slow just before running out.

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      Agreed. With Marshmallow being able to use microsd as part of its internal storage, does that help?

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        hmmm, the phones it has happened to were earlier than Marshmallow.

        It would be interesting to hear what the performance is like with these phones then. I would still be worried about 1GB of RAM.

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