I've never used a mobile phone enough to justify a monthly contract but with free Wi-Fi available at so many places now I wanted a cheap smartphone that could get me online and also double as an MP3 player. I searched around and was surprised at the specs of this for the price - 1.3 GHz Dual core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean) and its capacity can be extended with a MicroSD card - and at Amazon's asking price (£39 at the time of writing), it's an absolute bargain.
It uses the large SIM card (as opposed to micro) and it comes with one in the box (I fitted my existing 10 year old Vodafone SIM). As a phone it works fine and is straightforward to use. I also inserted a 128GB MicroSDXC card
formatted to FAT32 and despite the literature stating that only external storage up to 32GB is accepted, it works to it's fully capacity.
When using Android it's very fast, launching and switching effortlessly between apps and you can have a lot going on but it copes with ease. It only has a 4GB internal capacity but you can transfer apps to a MicroSD card and run them from there (I don't know what the criteria is, but some apps can be moved to a MicroSD card (BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, Amazon Music, etc) and some can't (4oD, Spotify, ITV Player, etc)). Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS function as they should.
As an MP3 player it sounds fine through Sennheiser headphones (a cheap pair of earphones are included). The volume goes quite high but not as loud as other players I've used.
The display is excellent and the screen doesn't feel cheap but you've got to be really accurate when using the keyboard. The overall build quality is good and just to confirm, the front facing camera is 3.2 MP and there is no back facing camera.
The battery life is good (around four hours when constantly surfing the web whilst listening to music at the same time) and in stand-by mode with the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and display switched off the battery lasts for days instead of hours.
In summary, this phone is a bargain. It's not perfect but it has some really impressive features that you'd normally pay a lot more for and it should more then serve the purposes of anyone after an inexpensive but by no means basic smartphone.