We have a unit of the mi-Tribe A500 in the house here at MobilityArena.com and we have played with it a bit. The phone was developed by mi-Fone in partnership with Konga and is targeted strictly at the Nigeria smartphone market. The result is an Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone with a 5-inch display, powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Here is our first impressions of the mi-Tribe A500.
In the box is the phone, charger, USB cable, audio headset, and a quick user manual.
Switching the mi-Tribe A500 on, the welcome tune is a section of Konga’s happiness song. Fully booted, the homescreen has a Konga wallpaper. The default ringtone is also Konga’s happiness song again.
In the hand, we discovered the sandblasted removable back cover. It feels like sandpaper. The phone also feels very light in the hand, which is good.
The main camera is an 8 megapixel unit with LED flash. Our initial camera tests show a regular camera no different from what to expect in this price range. Don’t expect top notch photographs. The front-facing camera is 2 megapixel unit.
While waiting for our full review, you can check out the mi-Tribe A500’s full specifications. Feel free to ask your questions using the comment box below.
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