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…

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