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    Afrihost Zest T1 review

    How good a smartphone should you expect for R2,000? Pretty good, it turns out.

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    As a white-labelled Alps Android smartphone, the Zest T1 has a cheap-looking plastic shell, though no more cheap-looking than a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 (or most any other budget phone for that matter).
    Had to laugh at this. No more cheap looking than one of the more expensive handsets
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    Quote Originally Posted by McT View Post
    Had to laugh at this. No more cheap looking than one of the more expensive handsets
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    Quote Originally Posted by McT View Post
    Had to laugh at this. No more cheap looking than one of the more expensive handsets
    In retrospect, a poorly constructed sentence, but ya'll got what I meant ;P

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    Poorly constructed? Why yes, I do enjoy 5,000 buck phones that feel like my old high school calculator
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
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    meh Cheap chinese android....many of these around

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    Quote Originally Posted by tRoN View Post
    meh Cheap chinese android....many of these around
    Russian parts, American parts... All made in Taiwan!

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    Need more info about the screen and viewing angles.
    Also need to know if I heard the audio stutter in the video or if I imagined it... nope, I hear it - some cpu load stats would help to determine the cause of the stutter. Basic benchmarking would also be nice.
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    Good to finally know what CPU and GPU it has. Now does it have Corning Gorilla glass or similar? Or just scratch resistant plastic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ld13 View Post
    Need more info about the screen and viewing angles.
    Viewing angles are good. Display also performs well in sunlight.

    Something I forgot to mention was the direction of polarisation. I have a pair of polarised sunglasses and when I turn most high-end phones in landscape orientation I can't see what's happening on the screen while wearing them.

    The Zest T1's polarisation runs the other way, which suits me well because it means I can wear my shades in the car and have the phone running a nav app in landscape and see what's happening on the screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by ld13 View Post
    Basic benchmarking would also be nice.
    I have benchmarks, but the article was already quite long I didn't want to bog it down with it. Will post them a bit later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Russian parts, American parts... All made in Taiwan!
    only applies to rockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Hjul View Post
    only applies to rockets
    Wasn't it space stations?

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    rockets, space stations all the same thing
    like astronomers and astrologers ...

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    What time does the launch start on Wednesday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Something I forgot to mention was the direction of polarisation. I have a pair of polarised sunglasses and when I turn most high-end phones in landscape orientation I can't see what's happening on the screen while wearing them.
    Polarization might differ from pair to pair though.

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    What time does the launch start on Wednesday?
    Why do I recall seeing a 10am somewhere?
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