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Konka W880 A Tough Phone…

konka_w880I talked a few months ago about a new cell phone. I am a cell phone nut in many ways, but I usually wear out my phones before I get another daily user. I am hard on phones and damage is second nature with me. I am not a delicate person and so what I carry or live with has to be tough. The cell phone I carry, 9 out of 10 times gives up the ghost due to being abused unintentionally…

So in lieu of my destructive nature. I have studied, studied and studied some more. I have spent many a hour during my free time and looked for a phone that will stand up to me. It has to survive me sitting on it, standing on it, laying on it and dropping it a hundred times a year. It has to be tough…

I think this phone will do the job for awhile and as it has a dual Windows or Android UI built into the Gingerbread OS, it will just make it better for me to use as strictly a daily carrier. It will not even be rooted or changed in anyway. The phone is to be one thing and only one thing, to work, as I drop it in the mud, sand, water, snow or gravel…

Well the video above caught my attention and after doing the studying thing, I have decided to purchase one of these Konka W880 phones. It was less than 10,000 rubles delivered to the door of our home and it really does look like a wonderful work of technology. The company that makes it is a very good company in China and has good credentials that back it up. This the same way that I discovered Huawei and I never went wrong with Huawei products. I suspect that I will find the same thing with Konka products…

I hope the video works, as it allowed me to embedded it from a Chinese site, but it seems kinda flighty and not work all the time…

The Konka W880 really is a steel framed, gorilla glassed and military graded smartphone…

Nonetheless the phone has a steel frame and has the highest rating of waterproofing, dust-proofing and crush-proofing that a cell phone can receive. I studied many Chinese forums and websites and what I found was that this phone is a Chinese only phone that will work in Russia. It has English and that was the biggest issue that the shipper was worried about, that a Russian would be able to use a English only cell phone. That really made my mind up as to the validity of the store I picked to buy the phone from. It mattered to them enough that they would rather not sell an item that would be incompatible and so I bought and had shipped the Konka W880, just because of that caring about the customer…

It should be here by New Years and it is my Christmas/New Years/Birthday present, since all those holidays fall with in two weeks of each other basically…

The bottom line is that this phone only cost around $300, can be dissembled to replace almost any part, works all over the world and you can take pictures underwater with it…

What more could I want for a cell phone as I travel the world and swim the oceans?

Posted by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: We will soon see if it is as good as it claims, watch the video if it works, it is in Chinese and looks like a TV infomercial…

5 Comments

  1. blackseabrew November 15, 2013

    I now own a Huawei cell phone and an Avvio pad. I have to live with what they offer because I simply have never put in the effort you have talked about. I bought them after my T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 power switch snapped off the motherboard. It can be fixed in the US very easily. But in Colombia even the locals say it is better to buy a new phone. I left the US market products behind. The others are much less expensive, unlocked and usable for those with less-advanced talent.Namely me! 😉

  2. kKeeton Post author | November 18, 2013

    Hey Blackseabrew, Yes it is hard for me to even comprehend having to deal with the way the phones are in America now. I am so use to cheap phones, cheap service and everything is prepaid. Life in the east is prepaid and I would imagine that it is that way in South America? Prepaid in the US has connotations of expensive behind it, not here in Russia. Americans could only wish they had it as cheap as phone service is here in Russia or most of the world. I find it interesting that American men are ripped off by so called cell phone scams. They believe that these women in love with them need lots of money for cell phones and such. Because it is that damn expensive in America and all controlled under a lock and key. Freedom comes in many forms…

  3. Danon December 13, 2013

    Wow! So many interesting little details to observe in a phone.
    I has a check out its work and find it irresistible!
    I emailed the hyperlinks to my husband to
    be a big hint for Christmas (worth a try!!. Thanks
    for sharing Danon

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