MTN's R399 Android smartphone now for sale in South Africa

RedViking

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Whatsapp/Telegram and a browser don't use that much space. Imo the specs seem fine for the price.
Well currently my whatsapp sits on over 1GB data and I don't even receive the amount of crap others receive.
 

Johnatan56

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No, 8GB storage, of which I'd imagine less than 4gb is usable to store apps.
Using the Nokia 1 as an example, since it carries the purest of Android Oreo (Go edition) skins, we can see some clear advantages of Go. Thanks to the lighter OS (even if very few features are missing) and the smaller Go apps installed, Android Go takes about 4GB of internal storage after using it for a few hours and installing one app.


And then changes from 8 -> 9:
  • Up to an additional 500MB of storage available out of the box
  • Faster device boot times
  • Top-of-the-line security features like verified boot
  • A accessible dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption
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and 9 -> 10:
With Android 10 (Go edition), we've made Android faster and more secure.

First, this new release helps you switch between apps faster and in a memory-efficient way. Speed and reliability are also enhanced—apps now launch 10 percent faster than they did on Android 9 (Go edition).

Encryption underpins our digital security, as it protects your data even if your device falls into the wrong hands. That’s why Android 10 (Go edition) includes a new form of encryption, built by Google for entry-level smartphones, called Adiantum. Up until now, not all entry-level smartphones were able to encrypt data without affecting device performance.

Adiantum is built to run efficiently without specialized hardware, meaning all Go edition users will have the same level of data security as any Android device, without compromising performance. This will make the next generation of devices more secure than their predecessors, and allow the next billion people coming online for the first time to do so safely.

Keep an eye out for the new phones with Android 10 (Go edition) launching later this fall.
So update to 9 is the extra half a gig of space, boot times and data management, then upgrade to 10 is encryption that doesn't harm performance and an up to 10% app launch speed increase.

I would say they're both quite important updates, but will see what MTN does, doubt they will even see one upgrade.
 

rodmur

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Unless you are an expert do not touch it. There are no downloadable manuals for Mobicel's and the inbox instructions are pathetic
 

rodmur

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Mobicel have usesles user instructions in the box and no downloadable manuals. If you are not an Android expert=avoid them
 

skusku

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Had a customer come in today with a Mobicel Rio which wanted a 32gb microSD card. Couldn't find any info on the internet for which size the memory card is compatible up to. Anyway we tried the 32gb and it did work. Hopefully the info helps someone oneday.
 

The_Librarian

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Won't mind having this phone as a backup, with whatsapp and telegram added on.

Does it have wifi?
 
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