First impressions of the mi-Tribe A500

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We have a unit of the mi-Tribe A500 in the house here at 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.

mi-tribe a500 box

In the box is the phone, charger, USB cable, audio headset, and a quick user manual.

mi-tribe a500 box open

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.

First impressions of the mi-Tribe A500

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.

mi-tribe a500 in hand back cover

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.

mi-tribe a500 in hand back cover bottom

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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