Fly continues to churn out decent budget smartphones for consumers with a limited budget. Another addition to their line is the Fly IQ4508 Dune 4 smartphone that offers a full smartphone experience at only 333 AED. But is the price and performance worth it for this type of phone? Let’s find out.
The Fly Dune 4 includes a 5-inch screen with a 480 x 854 pixel resolution which his quite low in today’s standards but easily works well with this type of smartphone considering its price range. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM. Internal memory caps at 8 GB, but you can easily expand it using the microSD card slot. The performance isn’t the best, though you could do well with basic navigations on the device. some games and apps also work well, though graphics heavy games tend to crash on the device.
The body is made from plastic, but it manages to look aesthetically good. Like other touchscreen smartphones, it tends to gather a lot of fingerprints so its wise to invest on a screen protector – problem is this model isn’t one of the common ones so it might be difficult looking for one.
The Fly Dune 4 also supports dual SIM, though data connection is limited to 3G – no 4G LTE support. Basic connectivity options are also present: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with a micro USB port used for charging and data transfers. Call quality is good – and we did not have any problems using it for calls. Even if the device doesn’t support 4G LTE, we still got good data speeds when browsing on HSDPA.
It also features an 8 megapixel back facing camera with LED flash along with a front facing 3.2 megapixel one. Images shot are strictly okay, but for this type of smartphone the quality is already good. The rear camera can also shoot full HD video.
Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Fly Dune 4 works well with standard Android apps, though some performance hiccups may occur when you using the smartphone with some game or processor-heavy apps. There is also no word if they are planning to update the smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Still, the Fly Dune 4 manages to have a sleek finish that the company says is wear-resistant, along with a nice matte coating at the back. The 2000 mAh battery of the Fly Dune 4 is enough to power the device for about a full day – at par with some of the pricier smartphones in its category.
The 333 AED price of the Fly Dune 4 maybe the best thing about it. Sure you can’t expect much from it, but overall the Fly Dune 4 is a decent performing smartphone that won’t bust a hole in your wallet.