Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gionee X1s Specifications and Price in Nigeria, India, China

Gionee X1s Specifications and Price in Nigeria, India, China

The Gionee X1s is a midrange Android smartphone just added to the brand's X-series of phones. So we will be looking at the full specification and price of Gionee X1s on this post. Read on.
Gionee x1s
Talking about the specifications, Gionee X1s sports a 5.2 inches LCD capacity screen display at 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Other specs includes but not limited to 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 16-megapixel front facing camera for selfies, 13-megapixel back camera with dual LED flash, fingerprint scanner mounted at the back, 4G LTE, 4000mAh etc.

As for the price, Gionee X1s is expected to cost around N72,000 in Nigeria. Meanwhile, its price in the Indian market is Rs. 12,999 and a similar price tag in the Chinese market. Here is the full phone specifications and price below.


2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Announced 2017, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, September 21st

Dimensions 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm (5.92 x 2.89 x 0.35 in)
Weight 166 g (5.86 oz)

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~282 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Amigo 4.0

OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset Mediatek MT6737T
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 3 GB RAM

Primary 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP, 1080p

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
- Colors: Black, Gold

Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

#72K in Nigeria.
VIRUS ALERT! Beware of ExpensiveWall Malware Now Spreading in Playstore

VIRUS ALERT! Beware of ExpensiveWall Malware Now Spreading in Playstore

A new dangerous Malware called ExpensiveWall is currently affecting more than 21.1Million Android devices right now. To make things worst, this malicious malware/virus is also traced in Google Playstore according to reports. So this post is to alert you and other Android users about this Malware so that you can stay protected from being attacked.
Lovely wallpaper Malware
The ExpensiveWall Malware was revealed by researchers at Check Point and it has already affected at least 50 apps on Google Play, which were downloaded between 1 million and 4.2 million times before they were removed.

"Lovely wall paper" is one of the infected apps on Playstore. The ExpensiveWall malware was “packed” inside wallpaper apps, which allowed it to escape Google Play's built-in anti-malware protections.

The ExpensiveWall malware packed inside an android apps, will ask users for permissions, such as SMS and internet access. If granted, the malware will start sending premium SMS messages and register users for other paid services that don't exist without the user's knowledge.

Though granting apps permissions are normal but absolutely abnormal for a wall paper to be asking users for permission for sms or internet access.

SEE ALSO... Beware of LeakerLocker Virus


It's always advisable not to install apps from unknown sources and if you want to install from playstore, ensure you install trusted apps that has been available for at least one year with good reviews and high number of downloads. Source 1 2.
Nokia 9: Bezelless Phone Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Nokia 9: Bezelless Phone Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Nokia 9 will be a successor to the Nokia 8 and comes with a Bezel-less display. The Nokia 9 is IP68 certified meaning it's dust, water and scratch resistant just like the Apple iPhone 8.
Nokia 9
Nokia 9 will come with Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB/128GB inbuilt storage, 4GB RAM which makes it one of the high-end smartphones at the moment. Continue reading for other Nokia 9 Specifications and features as well as performance.


The Nokia 9 run on Android 8.0 Oreo and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, it is actually an Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. Same as Nokia 8.


The handset likely sports a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) IPS LCD display at 5.5 inches pixels density (515 ppi), Super AMOLED display with curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Technically, the phone comes in 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm dimension and adopts 6000 series aluminium Unibody design when talking about the build material. Additionally, the Nokia 9 will be available in four color options - blue, steel, gold blue, and gold copper. It sports a Bezelless screen display with


The Nokia 9 features Zeiss-branded camera with dual 13-megapixel rear shooter and 13-megapixel front shooter perfect for selfies and video calls. The phone will be one of the best smartphones for photographers with the enhanced image editing features. The Video recording is at 1080p @ 30fps.

It comes with 4GB RAM while in the internal storage, there are two configurations - 64GB and 128GB to the delight of potential users as it will give you the freedom and enough space to store your media files and apps.


As expected, the Nokia 9 supports dual SIM as well as 4G lte network of many bands. Connectivity options includes Bluetooth: v4.0, WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS: Yes, USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Type-C and to cap it all, the smartphone will use a non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery.


Nokia 9 expected launch price is $750 in the US which is about N200,000 in the Nigerian market and about Rs. 40,000 in India. The phone is expected to be available towards the end of 2017 for the general public. So see below for the full specs details.


2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE

Announced Not announced yet
Status Rumored

Dimensions -
Weight -
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Always-on display

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Kryo & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM

Primary Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, 1.12 µm pixel size, 2160p

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Nokia OZO audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- ANT+ support
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

Non-removable Li-Ion battery 4000mAh

Colors Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
Price About 750 EUR

Other missing features will be updated once it's
Gmail New Update Now Converts Addresses and Phone Numbers to Hyperlinks

Gmail New Update Now Converts Addresses and Phone Numbers to Hyperlinks

A new version of Gmail app is available and Google has started pushing the update to Gmail and Inbox by Gmail services. "The update features a useful time-saving change - the option to convert addresses (both email and normal) and phone numbers to interactive hyperlinks."

"Clicking an address link will take the user to Google Maps," the company explains. Similarly, clicking/tapping on an email address will compose a new email, and - for mobile users - tapping a phone number will initiate the calling process through the device's default phone app. quote

The update has started rolling out, and is available for users on Android, iOS, as well as the the web client. So head over to Google Playstore or your iTunes to update your Gmail app.
TSTV Decoder Price, Channels, Subscription, Dish and Coverage Areas

TSTV Decoder Price, Channels, Subscription, Dish and Coverage Areas

Hello guys, a new cable TV is here in Nigeria to battle with DSTV and it's called TSTV. It will surely be a direct alternative to DSTV at a cheaper price. So I can sense the end of MultiChoice monopoly in the business in Nigeria if TSTV maintains their promises. So this post is about the new TSTV Decoder price, dish, full channel list, coverage areas, launch and availability as well as other information you need to know about this pay TV in Nigeria.
TSTV stands for "Telcom Satelite TV", it's a Pay-As-You-Consume TV provider in Nigeria, operated by ABS and Telcom Satellites TV. TStv is a DTH pay TV that offers a rich blend of local and international channels and packages for your Entertainment, News, Sports, Kids, Health etc and will be distributed on the ABS 3A Africa beam, located at 3 degrees west.

The technology is the HBB TV tech, HBB is a combination of satellite and internet service for TV service, TSTv will run on 4.5g network every subscriber will get 20gig of data for 3k monthly, the data can also be used for video calls and wifi.


1. How much is TSTV decoder and what are its features?
TSTV Decoder + Dish cost N5000. The TSTV Decoder Offers 200+ Channels but will start with 100+ channels, FREE 20GB Data, Video Calls, Pause Subscription, Record & Playback Feature And More

2. How Much is TSTV Subscription Fee?
TSTV Subscription Fee ranges from N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000. Note that with TSTV, you don't need to pay subscription monthly or periodically. You pay as you consume.

3. Where are TSTV Service Locations?
TStv Africa will function in ALL states in Nigeria but will launch first in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Owerri and Kano.

4. When is the Official Launch Date of TSTV?
TSTV will be officially launched on the 1st of October 2017.

5. What Channels can I Watch on TSTv?
TSTv shows Live Sports like Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and so much more. Some Sport Channels on TSTV Africa are bein Sport 1-10, Fox Sport HD, and Ts Sports.
Some of Entertainment Channels on TSTV are E entertainment, Tele Novela, Fox, MBC 4.

Below is the Full list of channels on TSTV in pictures;
TStv sports channels
TSts news and documentary channels
TStv kids entertainment channels
tstv movie channels
culture channels

  • Star Sports
  • Fox Sports
  • Euro Sports News
  • Euro Sports 2
  • Kwese Free Sports
  • Kwese ESPN
  • MS Extreme
  • bein Sports MAX 4HD
  • bein Sports 3HD
  • bein Sports Global
  • bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
  • TS Sports 4 HD
  • TS Sports 2
  • TS Sports 3
  • Yolo Sports HD

SEE ALSO: All You Need To Know About GOTv Lite


  • Trace Urban/Africa
  • MTV Base
  • TLC (HD)


No doubt, DSTV has served Nigerians for a very long period of time but here is the time to think twice. DSTV, according to many customers has ripped off people in many ways but TSTV is a cheaper alternative that also offers a whole lot of channels.

DSTV shows live English Premier League matches same as TSTV. You can so enjoy Live La Liga and Champions League matches on TSTV.

Now the big deal, you can pause your subscription and you can connect your laptop and phones to the wifi and enjoy 20GB data to browse and download your favorite files with TSTV Decoder.

It's very affordable and the subscription price starts as low as N200. Chai! I wish they maintain all these mouthwatering promises. If they do, then it's a bad business to MultiChoice and other network providers in Nigeria as many people will now rely on the wifi instead of the usual monthly subscription from MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile etc.

SEE ALSO: GOTv Decoder Price, Subscription and Coverage

TSTV operate on a different platform, multichoice only have rights over satelitte channel not telecom broadcast, the technology that will be used by Tstv according to some is hbb, which hybrid or fusion of satelitte and telcom to view television, I believe channels like bein sports that will broadcast the football leagues will be on the telecom site as such dstv has no right over them.


TStv Africa decoder shall be on sell nationwide from 1st October. But before then, dealers outlet location addresses shall be made available for easy accessibility of the decoders. You can buy the decoder and dish in Lagos, Owerri, Abuja, Portharcourt and Kano for now. It's expected to be available in other states and cit6as time goes on.

More details can be gotten at their official site and from their Facebook page

If you will like to become a dealer or installer - Click Here to register.

What do you think about TSTV in Nigeria?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Glo Overloaded Free Data Day Is Back This September 28

Glo Overloaded Free Data Day Is Back This September 28

Recall Globacom introduced free data day last month August 11 in Nigeria but it was bitterly stopped by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) few hours before the commencement day. It was a very big disappointment for most Nigerians who were eager to explore the opportunity to browse free for that day.
Glo free data day
However, the good news is that Glo "Overloaded Free Data Day" is back and it will hold by September 28, 2017. Globacom is currently busy running adverts as regards to this offer which will be available exclusively for Glo subscribers. For more information, questions and answers as well as procedures on how to participate and enjoy this offer, continue reading.

On Glo free data day, you enjoy up to 200MB worth of data to browse your favorite websites, chat and stream videos but customers need to meet set of voice and/or data usage threshold within 7 days to the free data day.


To be eligible, you have to do either of the following in the 7 days preceding the announced Free data Day:

✔ Use N150 or more on voice calls PLUS 100MB or more of data OR
Use N250 or more on voice calls.

If you meet the above requirements, you will receive an SMS announcing your eligibility for the free data day.


✔ What is the Glo Free Data Day offer? It is an offer which rewards Glo customers Free Data for a whole day when they meet set voice and/or data usage threshold in the week preceding the free data day.
Customers enjoy the free data on that day without any need to opt in or subscribe.

✔️ Who is eligible for this offer? All Glo customers who meet the set threshold.

✔️ How do I know the Free Data Day? You will receive an SMS from Glo announcing the forthcoming Free Data Day

✔️ What do I need to do to enjoy this offer? Once the Free Data Day is announced, ensure you use either of the following in the week (7 days) preceding the free data day: ➢ Minimum of N250 on voice calls OR ➢ Minimum of N150 on voice and 100MB data from any (or a combination) of : I. Pay as you use II. Existing data plan

✔️ Do I need to opt in or subscribe to Free data day before I can enjoy free data on that day? No you don’t have to dial any code to opt in or subscribe in order to enjoy free data day. Just ensure you spend N250 or more on calls within 7 days to free data day OR you spend at least N150 on calls and use a minimum of 100MB within 7 days to the free data day.

✔️ How will it be announced? It will be on the media communication channels. In addition, SMS will be sent to create awareness and encourage customers to achieve the threshold in order to get the Free data

✔ Is there a way to monitor my voice and data usage? E.g. by dialing a code? Not yet available. But you can monitor your Main account depletion through #124*1# after making calls or using data.

✔️ What is the volume of data I’ll get on that day to browse for free? A whooping 200MB is what you get to enjoy on that day

✔ How often can I get the offer? Once a week? Announcements will always be made via SMS to herald the free data day.

✔️ What if I use less than N250 on voice in 7 days before the Free Data Day? You will not get the free data on the designated day

✔ Will I qualify if I recharge N250 or more within the 7 days? No you will not. It is either you use: I. N250 or more on calls ONLY OR II. You use at least N150 on calls PLUS at least 100MB within the 7 days
What if I use N100 on voice and more than 100MB on data? You will not get the free data on the designated day

✔ What if I used my N250 on data only? You will not get the free data on the designated day

✔ What if I use N250 on voice and SMS? You will not get the free data on the designated day because SMS usage is not one of the qualifiers

✔ What categories of calls are recognized as voice usage? Calls made from Main account to Glo line, non-Glo line and International destinations.

✔️ Will calls made from bonus account qualify for free data day? Calls made from Bonus accounts will not qualify for Free Data Day

✔ Will data usage from pay as you use on data qualify? Data usage of 100MB or more from PAYG within 7 days to the Free Data Day plus at least N150 voice calls usage within the same 7 days period will qualify for free data on the designated day

✔ Will data usage from existing data plan qualify? Data usage of 100MB or more from an existing data plan within 7 days to the Free Data Day plus at least N150 voice calls usage within the same 7 days period will qualify for free data on the designated.

✔️ What happens on the Free data day if I’m already enjoying a purchased data plan when I received the free data? The free data bundle is credited to your account with 24hrs validity and gets consumed first before your purchased data plan.

✔️ What happens if I do not have an existing data plan when I received the free data? The free data will be credited into your data bonus account and available for use on the free data day.

✔️ What is the validity of the free data if I do not have an existing data plan? The validity expires at 23:59 on the free data day

✔ Do I have to be on a specific profile or plan to get enjoy free data day? No. All customers on Glo network are eligible once they achieve the set usage thresholds.

✔️ How do I know that I have received the free data? You will be notified via SMS
How do I check my Free Data Day balance? Dial #122# to check your Free Data Day balance if you do not have an existing data plan OR dial ***170*0#** if you have an existing data plan

✔ What if my Free Data Day account validity period expires? Any unused free data day bonus balance from will be lost upon expiration of validity period.

✔️ What if my Free Data Day bonus gets exhausted before its validity period expires? Subsequent data usage will be from Main account at pay as you go rate of N1 per MB Or from your data plan if you have a purchased data bundle running

✔ Will I get notified when the free data bonus is exhausted? Yes you will get notified when you have exhausted your free data bonus

✔ Can I share my Free Data Day bonus with another Glo customer? NO, you cannot
Can I gift out my Free Data Day bonus? NO, you cannot

✔ What happens if I migrate to another tariff profile? Any unused free data day bonus balance from the previous profile will be lost upon migration.

Are you ready
Download YouTube Go: Faster Alternative that Saves Data

Download YouTube Go: Faster Alternative that Saves Data

Google CEO visited Nigeria during the Google For Nigeria Event and announced YouTube Go, an alternative to the classic YouTube app. Now YouTube Go app is available for download publicly in Nigeria and here is all you need to know about it and the link to download it.
YouTube Go
However, in case you are hearing or reading about YouTube Go for the first time - it's an app from Google in which you can stream your favorite music video or song on YouTube without giving a glitch about your data. With YouTube Go app it's reduces the amount of data you have to burn just to watch that video. It's targeted at users with poor network coverage and those who want to conserve data while streaming videos on YouTube. In other words, YouTube Go is similar to Facebook lite, Messenger lite and LinkedIn Lite. The above apps consumes less data.

YouTube Go has been designed to take into account the challenges faced by YouTube users in countries like Nigeria, such as data cost and connectivity. With YouTube Go, we are making it possible for everyone in Nigeria to be able to discover videos that they love, regardless of their network status or data consumption preferences.”
With more Nigerians coming online every year, and most of them only using their mobiles for internet access, we are working hard to make products that are tailored to Nigerians’ specific needs.

“You can save videos for offline watching, and can choose what resolution video to save – basic quality or standard quality – giving you better control over how you use your precious data.”, he added.

The YouTube Go is built to meet the online needs of the growing youth population. Apart from saving your data, there are other amazing YouTube Go features you will like. It features a home screen that shows both personalized recommendations as well as trending and popular videos nearby, allowing users to see the latest content that the people around are watching, upfront. It offers a ‘preview video’ function (a feature that is only available on PC) to make it easier to decide what to watch or download.

YouTube Go also offers easy video downloading, phone-number sign-in, effortless searching, and more effective ways to control data usage. Instead of streaming a video of 12.5MB, with YouTube Go you can stream that same video with just 1.5MB. Amazing right? You can download it from the link above.

Download YouTube Go App Here

It's simple and easy to use. Just download the app from the link above or simply from google play, then launch it and you will be required to enter your mobile phone number after selecting your country code; for Nigerians it's +234. After that, Google will verify your mobile number (make sure the number you entered is valid and inside your phone. It works similarly with WhatsApp number verification. You will receive an SMS containing the code which you will need to enter in the code provided on the screen but in most cases, you don't need to enter it because the verification is automatically done once your number is detected on the phone.
YouTube Go number verification
Now click next and you will be welcomed to the new YouTube Go app with your google account linked.
YouTube go app
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Nigerian software developers get 9mobile API boost

Nigerian software developers get 9mobile API boost

NIGERIAN software developers and their Small and Medium Enterprise partners may have their software solutions strengthened as 9mobile has agreed to give them access to telecommunication infrastructure through mobile communication Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) according to report

9Mobile is doing this through the partnership of Africa’s Talking, a Pan-African company focused on providing developers with an easy and reliable way to access telecommunication infrastructure.

The partnership sees the duo boosting the activities of Nigerian software developers and enabling SMEs to effectively engage customers across multiple channels. While 9mobile provides access to telecom apps, Africa Talking provides a sandbox environment for developers to use while learning how to work with the APIs as well as testing their applications before moving into production.

The Director, Digital Business, 9mobile, Adia Sowho, said that through direct connection to 9mobile’s infrastructure and the unified API platform Africa’s Talking provides, developers will be able to access and build innovative applications, while SMEs can use the platform to improve marketing capabilities.

“We at 9mobile are delighted to partner with Africa’s Talking in the bid to support Nigerian software developers and SMEs as they build viable and scalable businesses. This partnership will provide quality and affordable mobile communication tools like two-way SMS and USSD APIs that they can embed into their day to day business activities to improve their marketing capabilities and interact easily with their customers.

“In the past decade, mobile communication has proven beneficial for businesses seeking to create and maintain meaningful relationships with their existing and future customers. It is through this that businesses are able to offer effective customer support, real time communication solutions, collect data as well as optimise their operations. With this solution, SMEs will also be able to tap into the local developer community to build systems that enhance business efficiency, leading to job creation and overall support of local talent.” She added.

Sowho noted that with the partnership, individual developers do not need to interface directly with telco-grade protocols which prove to be difficult and time consuming.

SEE ALSO... 9Mobile Data Plans and Activation Codes

“With an estimated 250,000 developers in the country, having easy access to this infrastructure will encourage more developers to build innovative solutions that can directly impact the lives of the Nigerian populace. At 9mobile, we are always passionate about providing technology based support to innovative thinkers,”Sowho said.
Freetel Ice 2 Plus: Phone Specifications and Price in Nigeria, Ghana

Freetel Ice 2 Plus: Phone Specifications and Price in Nigeria, Ghana

The Freetel Ice 2 Plus (freetel Ice 2+) is the product of a partnership between Google and Freetel , a Japanese phone manufacturer. The Freetel Ice 2+ is a continuation of Google’s “Android One” effort to provide low cost Android Phones.
Freetel ice 2 Plus

✔ Network: 2G / 3G
✔️ Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1280 px)
✔️ Software: Android v7.0 (Nougat)
✔️ Processor: 1.2GHz Quad-core CPU
✔️ Memory: 1GB RAM | 8GB ROM
✔️ Cameras: Front — 2MP | Rear — 5MP (with flash)
✔️ Battery: 2800 mAh


Design & Display

Although it is a mix of low-end and budget, the Freetel Ice 2 comes with a design language spoken by mid-range smartphones and higher-speced devices. It has a plastic build, but is designed in such a way that you’d be unsure of what it is made of when looking at it from afar.

The Freetel Ice 2 comes with a 5.5-inch display which is rather large for a budget device. It has an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution with a 267 ppi pixel density, and its display is covered with 2.5D curved glass, yet another unusual feature in a low-end smartphone. The device is 9 millimetres thick.

Memory & Performance

Under the hood, the Google Freetel Ice 2 is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 processor with four Cortex-A53 processing cores (quad-core) and a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Its graphics operations are carried out by an ARM Mali 400 GPU.

The processor has 1GB of RAM space to carry out its operations, offering basic multi-tasking functions. This RAM size is quite low and the phone can be used on at most two applications at a time if you want to avoid lags and crashes.

The user has 8GB of default internal memory to store multimedia files and install applications. A significant part of the ROM is already filled up with system applications and files, and it might not be sufficient for the user’s storage needs, in the event of which you can slot in a microSD card with a size of up to 32GB into its external microSD card slot to expand the default internal storage capacity.


Much should not be expected from a budget device in this department, and the Freetel Ice 2 keeps it low with a basic 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash at the rear.

It also offers you the luxury of making video calls and taking basic selfies with a 2MP camera placed on the top of the front bezel.

Battery, Connectivity & Software

You will be able to use the smartphone for at least half a day before a recharge is needed, thanks to its 2800mAh Li-ion battery. The smartphone has dual SIM slots, but unfortunately, it lacks 4G LTE support which seems to be a deal-breaker for most smartphone users today. It’s a budget smartphone with other amazing specs at a low price, so I can’t say this is bad, either.

The smartphone runs on a stock flavour of version 7.0 (Nougat) of the Android operating system out of the box, and offers connectivity options like NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS.
Freetel ice 2 plus specs


Announced: November 2016
Available: Yes.
SIM: Dual SIM.
Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Price Range: ₵ 395 / N30,000.
Fingerprint: No.


Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands: No.


Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.5 inches.
Resolution: 720 x 1280 px
Protection: 2.5D curved glass.
Dimension: 155 * 79 * 9 mm.
Weight: –
Colours: White & Black.


Chipset: MediaTek processor.
CPU: 1.2GHz Quad-core.
GPU: Mali 400.


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.2.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
USB: v2.0.
NFC: Yes.


Internal Storage: 8GB
External Storage: Yes, microSD, up to 32GB.


Rear Camera: 5MP lens.
Rear Flash: Yes, LED Flash.
Features: Autofocus.
Front Camera: 2MP len
Front Flash: No.
Features: –


Capacity: 2800mAh.
Type: Built-in Li-Ion battery
Features: –


Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor & Accelerometer (gravity sensor).
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

SEE ALSO... List of Cheap Smartphones That Supports 4G LTE Network


The Freetel Ice 2 comes in white and black colours and is available in Nigeria for around N28,000.Meanwhile, the price in Ghana is ₵ 395.00.
Crisis Response: Facebook Announces a New Safety Tool

Crisis Response: Facebook Announces a New Safety Tool

Facebook has announced a new feature known as "Crisis Response". This will act as a central hub for all of the company’s safety-related tools. These safety tools include Safety Check, which is a feature that Facebook users can use to tell friends and family that they are safe during natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other dangerous incidents.

This Crisis Response feature will also contain a mix of posts, news articles, photos and videos which would help keep people up to date on any crisis. There’s also the Community Help too, which is a tool for coordinating help during a disaster. There is also a fund-raining feature, which is meant to support individuals and groups affected by these crises, as well as non-profit organizations involved with relief efforts.

Facebook’s first and most widely known feature in the Crisis Response area has been Safety Check. This was launched in 2014, but it was first widely deployed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. It gives users a quick and easy way to mark themselves alive and well in the midst of the chaos of an attack or natural disaster. Now, Safety Check can be automatically activated by an influx of user posts and a confirmation from a third-party news or government source.

Safety Check did suffer some setbacks in the past. For example, there was one time when it was triggered by a false alarm in Thailand, where a bunch of firecrackers was identified as a bomb. However, despite these setbacks, Safety Check has emerged as a defining feature of Facebook’s community-driven mission. It is undoubtedly one of the most important utilities provided by the social network.

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Now that Safety Check is under a new centralized hub in Crisis Response, it will likely continue to be a rare technological reassurance for victims of any number of the world’s crises, which are now more prominently shared on social media.
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