The fourth wave of new DTC Mobile phone models already arrived last December. These are namely the DTC GQ6, GE3 TV and GT5. We had already made a hands-on post for the DTC GT5 Astroid Plus recently, but we’ll still add that affordable Android phone on this list feature as we finally have the official specs sheet of these devices.
First, let’s take a look on the DTC GQ6.
The DTC GQ6 is the latest QWERTY phone from DTC Mobile lineup. It features dual-SIM support, mp3 player, VGA camera and SMS-MMS functionality. It is your affordable basic phone at a pleasing price tag of just Php999. If you are into QWERTY keys for basic phones, then at its cheap pricing it’s hard to resist grabbing one.
Listed below are the features and specifications of the DTC GQ6:
- Model: GQ6 – it’s a Qwerty phone
- Network: 850/900/1800/1900 – no 3G here, just Edge
- Dual SIM/Dual Stanby
- Screen: 1.8” LCD, TFT, 128×160 pixels
- Camera: VGA
- Features: Bluetooth, FM, GPRS/WAP, MP3/WAV/MIDI/3GP/MP4/AVI, facebook, ym, msn, twiiter
- Memory capacity, SMS: 350 / MMS: 100 / Phonebook 500
- Support up to 8GB SD card
- Ports: 2.0 charger, 3.5mm Earphone, 5 micro pin USB Cable
- Battery: 1000mAh / Standby: 3 – 4 Days / Talk time: 2 – 3 hrs. / Charging time: 2 hrs.
- Size: 94.3*49.1*0.8
- Contents: Handset x 1, Battery x 1, USB Charger, USB Cable, User Guide, Gift box, 3.5mm earphone
I am not sure what does the gift box contains but it is mentioned included on the package of these phones. Or it might be just the packaging box? We’ll find it out soon.
Let’s proceed with the DTC GE3 TV.
DTC GE3 TV
The DTC GE3 TV might be the successor of the DTC GE2 we had reviewed before based on the naming trend. However, this one doesnt packs a monstrous battery capacity unlike the DTC GE2. This DTC GE3 TV as it name suggests, has Analog TV feature so you can watch local channels anywhere you are. It has all the features of a basic phone. It’s a dual SIM phone with Bluetooth, MP3 and video player, FM radio, a 1.3MP camera and a 2.4” TFT LCD display. It looks really nice on the design as well.
The DTC GE3 TV retails for just Php1,499. You get a full featured basic phone here with TV so it seems like a really good deal at its price tag. Listed below are the full features and specifications of this DTC GE3 TV:
- Model: GE3 – TV phone
- Network Band: 900 / 1800Mhz
- Dual SIM/Dual Stanby
- Screen: 1.8” LCD, TFT, 240×320 pixels – higher pixel count than the GQ6 so expect better display quality for this smaller screen
- Camera: 1.3MP
- Features: Bluetooth, FM radio, Analog TV, GPRS/WAP, MP3/WAV/MIDI/3GP/MP4/AVI player, Front Alloy Casing, Loud speaker, LED torch, facebook, ym, msn, twiiter
- Memory capacity, SMS: 350 / MMS: 50 / Phonebook: 500
- Supports up to 8GB SD card
- Ports: 10micropin USB Charger, 2.5mm Earphone, 10micropin USB Cable
- Battery: 1500mah / Standby: 3 – 4 Days, Talk time: 2 – 3 hrs. / Charge time: 2 hrs.
- Size: 111x44x0.8mm
- Contents: Handset x 1, Battery x 1, USB Charger, USB Cable, User Guide, Gift box, 2.5mm earphone
Again there is this intriguing gift box. lol
Last on our list is this Android phone, the DTC GT5 Astroid Plus. In case you missed it, check out our previous feature post on this latest DTC Android phone.
DTC GT5 Astroid Plus
The DTC GT5 is a really cheap dual-SIM Android phone you can consider. It runs on Gingerbread OS, has 3.5 inches screen and a really nice look. What settles its difference compared to other cheap Android alternatives out there is its faster processor which is a single-core clocked at 1GHz. This means, this one isn’t a slowpoke comparing it with its predecessor; the DTC GT3 Astroid.
The DTC GT5 retails for just Php2,999. If you are on a budget but wanting to have an Android phone, then this one is never a bad choice. Below is its official features and specifications:
- Model: GT5 – Android phone
- Network: 900 / 1800Mhz – no 3G/HSDPA here. Just EDGE.
- OS: Android 2.3.6
- Dual SIM/Dual Standby
- CPU: MTK6515 1GHz – MTK6515 is basically the same with the single-core MT6575 CPU just without the support for 3G connectivity.
- ROM: 512MB / RAM: 256MB
- Screen: 3.5″ HVGA LCD, 320×480 pixels, capacitive
- Camera: 2MP
- Features: Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio, GPRS Class 12 / WAP, Edge, WiFi 802.11b/g, A-GPS, Light sensor / Proximity sensor, MP3/AMR/MIDI/WMA/AAC/MP4/MPEG4/H.264 playback, Tethering and portable hotspot, downloadable android apps from Play Store
- Memory for contacts entry, SMS and MMS: virtually unlimited
- Supports up to 32GB SD card
- Ports: 5micropin USB Charger, 3.5mm Earphone, 5micropin USB Cable
- Battery: 1500mah / Standby: 3 – 4 Days / Talk time: 2 – 3 hrs. / charge time: 2 hrs.
- Preinstalled game/social apps: Angry Birds, facebook, twitter, ym/google talk, google mail
- Size: 114×61×13mm
- Contents: Handset x 1, Battery x 1, USB Charger, USB Cable, User Guide, Giftbox, 3.5mm earphone
Still another gift box here btw.
All of these new DTC phone models are already available in all DTC Mobile Kiosks, Mega One Phones and Gadgets Shop and Lazada Philippines online shop. Here’s a recap on the pricing:
- DTC GQ6 – Php999
- DTC GE3 TV – Php1,499
- DTC GT5 Astroid Plus – Php2,999
That’s it! Do you want one? Comment here about the one that interests you, well ask DTC Mobile to sponsor us some units for raffle/giveaways. *fingers crossed* But if you are already in dire need of a phone to use right now, don’t hesitate to try on these really affordable yet recommended phone units from DTC.Search terms: dtc astroid gt5, dtc ge3, dtc mobile gt5 asteroid plus, dtc gq6, dtc gq6 specs, dtc mobile asteroid price as of january 2013, Clockworkmod for cherry mobile flame, dtc vs starmobile, dtc gt5 comments, GT5 android plus