Update: Konka W880 Simply Perfect…

IMAGE00002I agree that perfect maybe too strong of a word, but it really is a perfect phone for me. After fighting with Samsung on numerous occasions and wearing out another half dozen phones. I have come across the perfect smartphone for everyday use…

It is Chinese made and the android inside is Chinese developed. It still is Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 and the Chinese have taken the plain Jane Android and tuned it up. Actually I should say that Konka did the tuneup…

I am not going to say what they did is the best, but they gave me a very solid core to work with and I have polished the Gingerbread that is in the phone…

They fibbed about the CPU speed and I overclocked the CPU to 806 MHz. That got the CPU to what they say it can do and it does it all day long. I just do not understand why they did not set it up that way to begin with…

I rooted the phone and did some ROM backups, so that if I destroy the OS, I can reinstall it. I also figured out how to get a CWM recovery installed and the phone is humming happily now…

One thing that is definitely an issue for someone like me, is the fact that it does have 4 G of ROM, but that really does not do the phone justice. The operating system eats almost all up and you have maybe 512 mg left over to install apps. I ran into the same thing on my Note, but it had 16 G if ROM and I had 11 G left over. So you see, you have to be careful about the ROM game. Lucky for me Konka has another great software trick and any and all app can be installed to the SD card and it does it automatically. The SD card is the same thing as ROM to this phone. It works good, except speed wise. Little bit slower…

It is a dual Sim phone and I have yet to decided to get another Sim card or not for it. I have tried two Sims and found that it works flawlessly and either Sim can be used as the main Sim. Konka has a little program built in that really does the job. It allows complete control over what and how you want your Sims to react and interact with each other. I am impressed…

The phone has wonderful reception and I am not sure if it has anything to do with the steel frame that is throughout the phone, but it has been a long time since I have had such good reception on a phone. This includes the GPS. The GPS has a little Chinese app called YGPS and it is the best GPS signal gatherer that I have ever seen. The first time that I started up GPS, it locked on in less than a second. I have never seen that before. I have since discovered that the little app gathers information from the net and GPS and saves it for a rainy day. It updates everyday and it is called the EPO and AGPS settings. This app allows me to adjust everything in detail and it just plain works. I realize that the hardware inside the phone has to be good also and as you can tell by what I just said, the hardware is up to the job…

Konka also fibbed about the dual UI and the Windows side of things is messed up. I am sending Konka an e-mail and try to get some help with that aspect of the launcher. I am not sure if my launcher is corrupt or it just does not work in all the phones of this type. I am using Zeam launcher and it does the job so well, that I may just keep it forever…

The phone is a plain and solid. The touch screen is sensitive enough for me and while it is much smaller than my Galaxy Note, it is much easier to carry and it laughs at rain, snow, sleet or shine. Kinda like a postman…

I am updating about this phone because, amazingly or not to you, people have commented and looked at the pages on this phone thousands of times. It caught me off guard, as I never figured anyone would care about a phone like this. A Chinese made, Gingerbread and rugged type phone…

I guess I am wrong and from what I am seeing, there should be more phones made that are waterproof, dust proof and shockproof…

Konka W880 is really a great phone…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: More information on the phone here…

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