Just as we saw in the Huawei partnership with Jumia to launch the G Power in Nigeria, a new company mi-Fone is joining up with Konga to bring its new mi-Tribe A500 to the local market.
Where to Buy mi-Tribe A500
Konga.comfrom ₦19,900.00 Buy Now
The smartphone, which is exclusively made for Nigeria, offers mostly entry-level specifications, but makes a decent choice for those in search of an affordable gift for a loved one.
Build and Display
The mi-Fone mi-Tribe A500 rocks a plastic body with sandstone texture on the rear panel for easy grip.
You may want to look the other way if slimness is one of your criteria for the right device as little effort appears to have been made to put this one on a diet.
mi-Tribe A500 rocks a 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels for impressive clarity. Enjoyable wide-angle viewing should be expected since this is an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel.
Camera and Storage
On the camera side, the mi-Tribe A500 packs an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
This pair of snappers looks ready to deliver good value for your money, although selfie freaks may feel a bit undone.
Generous 16 GB of onboard storage provides enough room for all your photos and many other files. The device can also accept up to 32GB microSD card for storage expansion.
Performance and OS
The mi-Tribe A500 is driven by a quad-core processor whose maker is unknown at this time, but likely to be a MediaTek unit.
The 1.3GHz CPU is paired with decent 2 GB of RAM, which will go a long way in ensuring you enjoy impressive performance when browsing, gaming or watching movies.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system used here offers good value for your money.
Power is provided to the mi-Tribe A500 by a 2,300mAh juicer, which supposedly support fast charging. The phone offers dual-SIM (Micro + Mini) dual standby functionality allowing you separate different areas of your life.
In terms of connectivity, buyers get microUSB, Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot. The mi-Tribe A500 is expected to have the Konga shopping app installed.
Pricing and availability
mi-Fone mi-Tribe A500 is available in Nigeria. You can buy the afordable Android smartphone at Konga. mi-Tribe A500 Price in Nigeria ranges from N23,500 to N32,000 depending on your location in the country.
mi-Tribe A500 Specs
Here are a few specs of the mi-Fone mi-Tribe A500:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: SIM1: Mini-SIM, SIM2: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.0-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: No
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: No (download at store)
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 2300 mAh Battery
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: –