Philips W3500 Review: A Decent Android Smartphone

Highlights for Philips W3500 

  • 1.3 Ghz Quad core Processor
  • 5” Smartphone
  • Dual SIM (GSM and WCDMA)
  • 5 Mega Pixel camera with built in flash.

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The Philips w3500 is a large phone with 5 inch WFVGA display running on 1.3Ghz processor.  I found the phone fits perfectly into your pocket also the build quality is fairly good.  This Philips phone runs on 4.2.2 version of Android OS  (Jellybean) . Quickly you can notice the large screen with Philips logo.  The Phone comes with 2 slots for SIM card and 1 slot for memory card ( up to 32 GB).

Initial set up

Setting up the phone was easy.  After configuring the WiFi, you just have to fill in your existing google account details.  All Google stuff like Contacts, Calendars and others gets synced on your phone. It was easy to remove the covers and insert the SIM card (Good for mini SIM card, not so good for micro SIM card)

Apps and Games

The Phone comes pre-installed with Google Play Store where you can find millions of android apps.  Zomato, WhatsApp,BookMyShow, JustUnfollow are some of the apps which I downloaded from store. As the phone is equipped with 1 GB RAM Games like Subway Surfers performed better on this phone with minimum load time and fast graphics rendering.

Battery

No problems yet,  The phone is running normally since its first charge.  You can charge the phone using the provided data cable attached with Charger. The battery is of 2200 mAh (Li-ion).

Camera

The Philips W3500 has a 5 Mega Pixel Camera with built in flash. While trying the phone hands on, I was able to take some good pictures. Big screen is a good add-on to browse though your taken pictures.  The camera performed well in sunlight and low light conditions as well. One interesting thing which I observed is the thumbnails for videos were cool with good animations, so it is easy to distinguish between a photo and a video. The Phone is also equipped with front facing camera – good for taking selfies.

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Overall

The phone is pretty smooth, easy-to-use and good for any first time smartphone user.  I personally had a good experience using this phone running on android OS.

Pricing and availability

The Phone is priced at 14,650 Rs. However, Online stores like amazon are selling it for 11,999 Rs. You can order the phone at amazon here which includes free shipping.