Beyond E-Tech Duet W002 (unlocked) Review

In the era of the models of iPhone clones, any one can tell Duet W002 is the “cloniest” among all other clones of iPhones because Duet W002 resembles exactly in the shape and menu design of the iPhone. Like the D8 and the Duet D888, W002 comprises of two SIM card slots being the highlight of this set. It is sported by its average performance and touch screen hamper usability on all corners.

Design

W002 looks smaller than the iPhone where it measures 4.01 in length, 2.15 inches in width and 0.55 inches in depth. It comes with the additional extra features like physical controls but the device has taken all measures to pose like an ideal model. At the top of the phone, there is a split shaped speaker, and the set has got the black casing which is trimmed with the silver lining along the sides. The phone is light weight when compared with the iPhone, it weighs 4.23 ounces but overall, it gives a solid feel when it is handled.

For touch screen devices like W002, 2.8 inches display screen will be small which has the QVGA resolution (320 x 2450 pixels). The images are not clear in the direct sunlight. Though the stylus is provided in the box and also can adjust the calibration but there is no tool for getting the accuracy correctly. While swiping, tapping, and scrolling via the lists, you need to do the firm and deliberate moves so that the screen registers the touch properly. Screen saver, wall paper, brightness, backlight time can be adjusted and also turning off of the accelerometer is also possible. Though there is a lack of multitouch.

The designing of the menu system is directly copied from the iPhone. The standby screen comprises of an array of icons and also it asks for the need of requirement of subfolders too. The icons named are Camera, Contacts, Photos, Phone, Notes, Clock icons, Mail and it also include Map, Calendar, Calculator and Text icons which has only the smallest differences from the iPhone icons. The only positive difference that you can notice in W002 from the iPhone is that the menu can be shown in landscape mode. The menu is capable of spanning 3 pages but swiping between those pages is not that easy.

The dialer interface of W002 includes 5 short cut icons like recent calls, favorite contacts, keypad, full contact list, voice mail access, keypad along with the rectangular touch controls. The touch controls which resides numbers that are comparatively large but the letters are relatively small. You will definitely go for a stylus due to the uncomfortable QWERTY keypad which is very small. A 3 control buttons can be witnessed just below the display they are Call, End controls and Home button. The Call and the End keys reside at the left and right corners of the bottom portion of the display. It is better to rely on the physical controls than on the touch screen since the accuracy of the sensitivity decreases as you move towards the edges of the screen.

A 2.5 mm headset jack, a power control, USB cable is noticed on top of the phone. A music player shortcut and a volume rocker sits at the left spine where as a camera shutter sits at the right spine of the device. On the rear face, there located is the flash and the camera lens. You need to open the battery cover each and every time in order to get access to microSD card slot and the SIM card slots.

Features

W002 Phone houses a Phone book that is capable of holding 800 contacts where in each entry can hold 4 phone numbers which can be tagged with email address and company name. Along with this, a SIM card can also hold another 250 names that includes customer service phone numbers and important designated emergency call numbers. Contacts can be categorized and given a special particular group name, they can be even assigned with any of the 12 polyphonic ringtones that are provided on the phone.

Some of the basic features that are present in the phone are a calculator, text and multimedia messaging, an alarm clock, a notepad, a world clock, a stopwatch and a call log. You also get a file manager, Wi-Fi facility, Google Maps, Bluetooth, unit and currency converters, an internal search app, Windows Live Messenger, an FM radio and a voice recorder. Unfortunately, W002 does not support visual voice mail service.

The music player system of W002 once again resembles the iPhone. It lacks cover flow interface and also it is failed to show any sort of album art but managed to provide shuffle and repeat modes, with equalizer. Music can be loaded easily on the phone via USB or by means of memory card but you can’t sync with iTunes. W002 is also provided a “lyrics display” feature.

The phone comes with 1.3 megapixel shooter that promises 4 resolutions that does not exceed 640 x 480 pixel resolution. It includes a digital zoom, image quality settings, a multishot mode, a self timer, a night mode, a slideshow app, wallpaper frames, white balance, exposure modes, shutter sounds and the flash. The phone also comes with the front facing camera lens for the purpose of self-portraits. Image quality is average with more of noisy elements.

Video recording can be done at 15 frames per second. Video files experienced pixelations and the camera failed to handle fast movements. An internal memory of just 71 MB has been provided with the microSD card slot being supported up to 8 GB of memory.

Internet Accessing is possible via Opera Browser and WAP browser. Number of other special features like Java Games, eBuddy messaging app, Books app, an FM radio recorder are supported.

Battery

W002 phone is powered by a battery that can fetch you 3.6 hours of talk time and 10.8 days of standby time.

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