Bigger is better, right? Not too long ago, a 3.5-inch smartphone display was pretty standard. Than 4-inches, now 5-inch. Now we have devices pushing 6-inches or – in the case of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra – pushing 7-inches.
Looking for a 5+ inch device without paying a fortune? Enter the Maxwest Orbit 5200, a 5.3-inch smartphone with dual-sim capability. At just $229.99 you get a 1GHz MediaTek MTK6575 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear cam, .3MP front cam, bluetooth, microUSB and the power of Android 4.0 ICS.While ICS isn’t the latest version of Android by any means, it is still pretty capable and if you really don’t care about having the latest and greatest – could work perfectly for you.
On the downside, the MediaTek processor isn’t exactly ultra-fast and the 5.3-inch display has a paltry display of 480 x 800.
So why bother with this one? If you are looking for a large screen, off-contract phone at $250 – this is a perfect deal. It won’t turn heads, but it won’t drag or lag either. If you don’t care about the display size, you might be better served by saving up a bit more and spending the $300 for a Nexus 4. Sure it’s only a 4-inch display, but it is a significantly faster device.
For more details, head on over to Wireless Emporium. What do you think, interested or not?