Here’s another basic phone from DTC Mobile. We had reviewed the heavy duty phone DTC GB3 lately and now we have here on showcase is the DTC GE2. It might be the DTC GE1 successor but this one got more to boast.
Check out our review of the DTC GE2, this phone is priced at Php1,490. What other cheap basic phone can you get at that price that has a 3,000mAh packed battery juice?
DTC GE2 Unboxing
Unboxing the DTC GE2, you’ll get the following:
- DTC GE2 unit
- 1 x 3000mAh battery
- wall charger
- USB data and charging cable (mini12pin)
- earphone (mini12pin)
Box is pretty much straight forward, you can see the features of this basic phone printed on the box that is smaller than the the box of the DTC GB3.
DTC GE2 Review
For an easy review, here’s a set of DTC GE2 photos.
Short, the DTC GE2 is just a basic phone that is packed with a bigger battery juice which becomes its edge over the other cheap and affordable basic phones out there. Price is just Php1,490 and it have the basic features for a basic phone, just no TV here though.
Here’s a short round-up of the DTC GE2 specs and features:
- 2.4″ colored display
- 1.3 megapixels camera
- FM Radio
- Dual SIM (900/1800)
- Music and video player
- Micro SD support up to 16GB
The operating environment of this one is just like what we have with the DTC GB3. They do have the same monochrome theme menu and options here. Its a very easy to use phone. The screen is even bigger than my beloved Nokia N70’s as I compared.
This phone has no LED flash for its camera on the rear, yet it does have LED torch so you can use the phone as a flashlight. This can be activated by doing a long press on the 0-key. Including the long battery life in thought, this seems good in case of emergencies, isnt it?
It has a 13 megapixels camera, o lol just kidding. The 1.3MP camera doesnt have LED flash, auto-focus or any other special feature. Just a low res snapper here. Still, pretty much not bad for portrait shots of your kids and using it as the phone’s wallpaper.
By the way. this phone doesnt use the common connectors as you can see on the above photo. It uses a mini12pin connector for both headset and charging port. I do not know what the other hole’s usage is, doesnt seem to be an earphone though.
This phone is dual SIM as you can see. It also supports a micro SD card of up to 16GB in capacity.
The battery is yes, a 3000mAh. And since this is not an Android phone, you can really expect much more usage time with this device on a single battery recharging. I can’t remember when did I started putting the phone on standby and guess what, up until now the battery isn’t even at its half bar. I am too lazy to really test this as it would be a freaking waste of time to keep a watch on its battery being drained really slow! Just remember the mAh rating, its 3000mAh.
The material looks and feels nice as well. Its just a bit heavier, thanks to its beefy 3000mAh battery. I do not know if its durable enough to survive accidental drops though. But the physical build doesnt looks and feel cheap.
The DTC GE2 is perfect for those who need more battery charge as per the demand on their situation in life. Its best for those who goes outdoors or on places where they cannot always do a cellphone battery recharge. It has a very affordable price, bigger screen, a multimedia device with really longer battery life, and a pretty nifty flash light.
Disclaimer: The DTC GE2 unit is provided by DTC Mobile PH and we are planning to give it away to our readers along with the DTC GB3 we have, so stay tuned.
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