DTC Astroid Plus GiveawayEverybody seems to be shifting to smart phones. It's safe to say that it is mainly because our current lifestyle demands us of it. We rely heavily on the internet to get information we need, connect with our social accounts, do work and play games. For budget conscious Pinoys, DTC has just the smartphone for you - the DTC Astroid Plus! The 3.5″ dual sim phone comes pre-installed with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and runs with 256MB RAM and 512MB internal storage expandable to 32GB, for only P2,999.
Want to Win a DTC Astroid Plus for yourself? Read on...
- GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 (Imagination Technologies)
- ROM 512MB (127MB usable)
- RAM 256MB
- Expandable via microSD card up to 32GB
- Dual Band (900/1800MHz)
- Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
- Dual SIM/Dual Standby
- 3.5″ HVGA LCD 320×480 (touchscreen capacitive)
- 2MP camera without LED flash
- Bluetooth 2.0
- FM radio (88 – 108Mhz)
- GPRS/Edge (no 3G)
- WiFi 802.11b/g
- GPS with a-gps support
- MP3/AMR/MIDI/WMA/AAC/MP4/MPEG4/H.2645 playback support
- 1450mah battery (3-4 Days standby time)
- Charging time 2 hours
- Tethering and portable hotspot
Included in the box are the following:
- AC adapter
- USB cable
- Screen protector (although there is already a factory screen protector on the phone so you can consider this as an extra)
- User Guide
- Warranty Card
The DTC Astroid Plus is quite solid to the touch. The front side is entirely covered with glass while the back part has somewhat a matte finish. The black and chrome color combination works well.
The camera appears to protrude from the back casing. I thought it was going to affect how the device levels when on a flat surface. But when I placed it on the table, it seems to level perfectly. My only concern is that the glass covering the camera might over time scratch from all the rubbing every time it's left on a surface especially if it's a rough surface.
The great thing about the Astroid Plus is that it's dual sim. You can probably compare it with Samsung Galaxy Y Duos which costs already about P6,000. Astroid Plus is only P3,000. You can actually buy it from Lazada.com.ph and have it shipped it for FREE
Since this is only an HVGA LCD, you would immediately notice the resolution difference compared to an iPad or iPhone. It's still vivid and colorful but you don't get that high pixel density that makes the image as clear as possible.
The phone comes pre-installed with some social networking apps, google apps, and a few games. The only thing I hate about pre-loaded apps is that it's difficult to remove or uninstall especially if you don't need it to start with.
The phone can only connect via GPRS only. 3G is not supported so if you will be using this as a phone to connect to your mobile data plan, you may experience sluggishness. Although if you are on prepaid and on limited data consumption, this is perfect because it won't eat up your data immediately. You can however connect via wifi though, as long as there’s wifi connection you can go online for free. Because the phone memory is small, you would probably depend on using the external SD card for storage. Some apps can't seem to save on the external SD card though so you may only get to install a limited amount of apps on your phone.
The RAM for me is just enough. It can run multiple apps at once. You can also play casual games like angry birds without any problems.
Make sure you purchase your DTC from licensed dealers and distributors to get a 1 year labor and parts warranty from date of purchase.
You can buy your DTC phones in their list of stores Promo Mechanics:
- a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Accomplish the Rafflecopter tasks above
- Winners will be drawn randomly using rafflecopter
- Winners will be announced after 2 days from end of promo period and will be informed on email or Facebook or Twitter and through this blog post
- DTC Astroid Plus will be delivered anywhere nationwide
- 1 winner of a DTC Astroid Plus