General Mobile 4G Review (Unboxing & First Impressions)

General Mobile 4G — a Turkish brand — was launched in Pakistan just earlier this week by Daraz.pk during its Mobile Week Sales. It is the second Android One smartphone to be launched in Pakistan and carries a price tag of Rs. 13,499, making it one the best choices among budget smartphones.

The phone is available in black & white. I’ve gotten the black version and here in this article I will share the first impressions of this device.

Let’s start with the unboxing.

Unboxing

General Mobile 4G comes in a pretty standard packaging. You get a fairly small box with the specs listed on the back and the Android One branding on the sides.

box-front

backbox

side

box

front-back

Inside the box everything is tightly packed. On the top there is the device wrapped in plastic with stickers containing key specifications.

Lifting the plastic compartment underneath the phone reveals the accessories that come with it – a 3.5mm headset with extra earbuds, charger, USB syncing/charging cable, 2500mAh battery, a user’s manual and a screen protector.

First Impressions

The phone greets you with its 5”, 720p LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 4 and at the back you have a faux leather texture.

The back cover is removable and you can find the dual-SIM slots and a mircoSD card slot under it.

in-hand

The first thing that you’ll notice while holding the phone is its light weight. It fits right in your hand and feels comfortable while holding.

This phone has the usual button placement – power button and the volume control on the right side, 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and the micro-USB charging port on the bottom surrounded by the speakers on either side of it.

On the top front you get the earpiece, a 5MP camera in the middle and your standard array of sensors.

ports

under-hood

Due to the all plastic build, you won’t get the premium glass and metal feel that you get from devices like Samsung Galaxy A3 and similar. However, the reason you will be buying this device is not for the premium build quality but for the timely updates from Google and to have the best stock Android experience at this price, and that is exactly what this delivers.

camera

Specifications

  • Stock Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
  • 5-inch, 720×1280 LCD screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit (1.2 GHz quad core)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD card support
  • 13 MP primary camera, dual LED flash, 1080p recording
  • 5 MP secondary camera, HD recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G/4G
  • Dimensions: 140.50 x 69.75 x 9.30
  • Weight: 135.0 grams
  • Battery: 2500mAh

That’s it for for now. I will be using the General Mobile 4G as my daily driver for few days until I share more updates and an in-depth review.

If you want to know more about this device, feel free to share your suggestions and questions in the comments section.


  • Muhammad Hasnain

    Hello siri have a question.. Can u tell me that is it can support more than 1 ampere charger?

    • Muhammad Ather

      Of course it would be

      • Muhammad Hasnain

        Apka ye mobile kitni der m chrge full krta ha?

        • Ansari Danial

          Approx 3 hrs with Internet on and updating apps n backing up data

          • Saad Ullah Khan

            3 hours? It cant be man

            • Ansari Danial

              Well it was just a rough idea i put in on charge around 4pm n it was 100% till iftar time i m from khi

          • Taha Najam

            So not really fast charging then. Infinix Note 2 charges in just one and a half hour.

            • Ansari Danial

              Well it is andriod one so that is the major attraction. What else u want in 13k

              • Taha Najam

                I don’t get what’s such a big deal about it being Android One. It’s basically just a poor man’s Nexus program. Besides, support ends with Android N.

                • Ansari Danial

                  Its ok taha we got it u r a infinix fan. Get a infinix be happy with it :D

                  • Taha Najam

                    Typing from one right now. ;> Pretty happy indeed.

                    • Ansari Danial

                      Well yea indeed i am :D

                • Malik Arshad Jhatla

                  Mr Taha then, you must go for a rich man nexus program.
                  #NOKIA_3310

  • BADAR

    Kindly tell me one thing that this phone is Made in China or Made in Turkey?

    • Bilal

      “Made in China, designed by General Mobile” it says.

      • BADAR

        What is that? If it Turkish company then why it is made in China?

        • Taha Najam

          Everything is made in China, even the iPhone.

        • Usama Anwar

          Qmobile is Pakistani but it is also made in China

  • Shan Ali

    Is this a review? Disappointed… No thing is covered here.

    • aamir7

      Parha bhi hay uper kuch ya nahi?

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        Dear Aamir He is right. Agar writer ne phone poori tarah experience hi nahin kiya to itni jaldi review dene ki kya zaroorat thi? Writer ko chahiye tha Review ki bajaye Unboxing and First impression only ke words use karta. Review myn sab phone, battery aur sound performance ka analysis expect kartay hyn. I hope you understand

        • aamir7

          First impression hay sarkar, detailed review would be coming in few days.

          • Salman Qamar

            Mobile week khatam hony sy phly agar review kr dain to mujh ghareeb ka b bhala ho jaye ga jo khareedny ki sooch raha ha.

          • StealthMod

            Sarkar, as Zafar has correctly pointed out, there is a night and day difference between ‘review’ and ‘unboxing/first impressions’. For this article, the use of the word ‘review’ in the title is totally incorrect.

          • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

            First impressions to daraz walo na kb ka da diya….. specifications copy paste kr k ehsan kr dia aap logo na bhi…..

            • Salman Qamar

              Your Magesty. SUITUQ

        • Taha Najam

          But.. but… those page view! :o

      • StealthMod

        He is right in his criticism because this is definitely not a review.

    • Bilal

      This is just the first impressions of the device. Review is coming in a week or so.

  • Camera Quality

    camera quality and battery timing?

    • Ansari Danial

      General mobile rear cam

      • aasim

        rear camera is not good really

        • Ansari Danial

          Yeah not that impressive but ok in 13k andiod one wese bhi aaj kal sab camera apps use krty n edit pics

          • Taha Najam

            Infinix camera is pretty good. They use Sony sensor.

    • Ansari Danial

      I got it delivered yesterday. Using it on full battery since last afternoon its been almost 24 hrs n my wifi at home & 3G on the go was constant on. Just now i get remaining 15% notification. So for me its pretty good

      • Shahmir

        I want to buy it for my little cousin. He wants a phone which can play heavy games without lag. Can you please test some heavy graphics games and let me know it lags or not?

        • Salman Qamar

          I think you should also consider Infinix Note 2.

          • Shahmir

            Note 2 has mediatek processer, this one has snapdragon. That’s why I ditched note2

            • Taha Najam

              Lol that does not mean it’s better. Both processors are on par, with the Note 2 even taking a lead in some scenarios.

              • Shahmir

                Yes that does mean it’s better in performance. If u take a mediatek chip and compare it with a Qualcomm snapdragon of same caliber u will always find snapdragon better. That is another reason mediatek phones are cheap. Anyways I want phone better in terms of performance nothing else.

                • Taha Najam

                  Ha, if only it was that straightforward. That may have been true some time ago. But mediatek has come a long way. You should check out the benchmark scores for snapdragon 410 and the mediatek MT6753. Mediatek is only cheaper because it’s a Chinese company, while Qualcomm is American.

        • Ansari Danial

          I played subway surfer . It did well

      • Taha Najam

        Why do you have wifi and 3g on at the same time?

        • Ansari Danial

          I couldn’t take my wifi router outside of the house na ;p

          • Taha Najam

            Yeah so common sense dictates you turn off wifi when outside and turn off cell data when at home, instead of having both on at the same time, sipping battery.

            • Ansari Danial

              Wow u just saved my life man. Thanks

              • Taha Najam

                Nothing that dramatic but sure, happy to enlighten you anytime.

                • Ansari Danial

                  Enlightenment and common sense.. i m feeling blessed today

                  • Taha Najam

                    That’s what she said.

                  • KhurramKz

                    lol

    • Ansari Danial

      Front cam

    • Bilal

      Battery life is excellent so far.

      • Naveed

        WOw this is impressive.. :) totall worth it !! is it on full day 3G or Wifi only??

        • Bilal

          70% Wi-Fi with 30% LTE use. Screen brightness was not on auto and was set at 50%.

  • Aamir Ijaz

    Video E Bna Lety Koi Review K Lye!!

  • Mohammad Shabbir Ahmed

    I have seen on youtube that this phone have touch problems.

    • Bilal

      So far I have found nothing. Will mention in the review if there is a problem.

  • farhan

    its made in china and the thing problem with this mobile it become hot if u use more and also its a very light plastic body that’s why it is light weight

  • Khalid Naeem

    Assalam u Alaikum, Dear please tell what sensors this phone has especially does it has gyro or not

    • AbdulB1

      Has according to the manufacturer

  • Idiosyncratic

    susta wala rebranded mobile

    • AbdulB1

      It’s not rebranded

      • Taha Najam

        It actually is.

        • AbdulB1

          Be brave and prove it

          • Taha Najam

            Can’t post link put look up the article on androidcentral about Google and Qualcomm teaming up and leasing Chinese odms to produce a generic android one handsets for oems around the world. Phones like this, the BLU life and Lava One introduced in India are exactly identical except for a few design customizations.

            • AbdulB1

              You are talking about 3g Android devices. This one is 4g. And it was launched in Turkey before and now in Pakistan. You don’t even know what device you are talking about

              • Taha Najam

                No I am talking about this very device, and the 60 others exactly like this, made with the exact same internals according to Google’s device specifications for the Android One program.

                • AbdulB1

                  You are a fool. There is only 1 Android one device with 4g.

                • AbdulB1

                  I really don’t know why you keep on commenting like you know each and everything. Read before you post. Even qmobile launched that 3g one. This is 4g phone with different processor and RAM.

    • Saad Ullah Khan

      Its not rebranded, google Android One and you’ll know

      • Taha Najam

        Most Android One handsets are actually rebranded off the shelf models with a few changes. And that’s exactly what this is.

  • HarrySidd

    thanks Bilal. but agar ik video review krdo bhalay short e about speed, camera and ui wagera to discount mey lenay ka faida ho jaeyga.

  • The thing with these new chinese handsets is, you won’t find even a battery for it when in one year its battery is too weak or dead. That’s what happened with me in my Gfive G9. I couldn’t find a battery for it in all over Lahore. If there is a problem after a year, only a handful people will be repairing it. Others just simply refuse saying they don’t repair chinese handsets.

    • AbdulB1

      Bhai I think you can find on Aliexpress if it is made in China.

    • Good Point

  • Haider Rehman Butt

    This is an Android one smartphone. It will get guaranteed software updates from Google directly. This phone will easily last more than other phones with similar price / specs.

    Ps: A Nexus Fan.

    • Taha Najam

      Android One is a poor man’s Nexus program. Phones with bare minimum specs, cheap build quality, and only supported for two years max. Since this phone released last year, it’ll only get upto Android N.

  • aasim

    display also doesn’t seems to be sharp as it is mentioned 720p .. what is dimension of this display? ?

  • Aamir Mughal

    To all readers, if you are really looking for an amazing phone and in cheap price, go buy the phone before mobile week ends :)

    I am not some Daraz employee, but I recieved my GM 4G today and its damn so cool, beleive me. It has Snapdragon, Gorilla Glass, Android One and many more, what other phone you have in mind that has same feature and price even close to it. That’s all I have to inspire as well wisher :)

    • Mir

      What is your comment about Cam and Battery? I heard these are not good in GM.

      • Aamir Mughal

        Battery is good.
        Camera is average – not bad.

  • Sultan Ayyaz

    I’ve got the same but one thing is annoying me. There is no warranty coverage with the cellphone.

    • Ansari Danial

      True that’s a major disappointment.

      • Ansari Danial

        By the way at daraz it is mentioned that it comes with an year brand warranty but ….. ??????

  • Ossama Javed

    what’s the price ?

    • Ansari Danial

      13500

      • Mir

        What ur good suggestion about cam and battery? Do I buy infinix hot3 Pro OR GM G4 ?

  • Imran Ali

    Kiya phone maen heating problem to nahi?

  • Salman Mujtaba

    Go for Sky Vega Iron 2. Its just an amazing phone. Am using it in these days and lovin it.
    Details are in the attached image

  • DevilMind

    WiFi is only 802.11 b/ g. No Wi-Fi n??
    camera sensor is OmniVision OV13860??

  • Taha Najam

    What the actual f? Did the admin really censored each and every comment on the article? That’s a new low for pro pk.

  • johar

    wow . Admin censored all critical comments.
    Time to stop visiting this site.

    • aamir7

      We somehow lost comments on the site (for all posts that were posted before yesterday). We will bring them back. Pls stand by.

    • aamir7

      All comments are back live now,

      • johar

        ok thanks

  • Salman

    This mobile have 2 speaker grills in the bottom but only one produce sound, is this by default or I got the faulty piece?

  • rehmat

    Good Phone; Just received from Daraz.pk . Camera result is very impressive

  • salman

    this phone have 2 speaker grills in the bottom, but only one is producing sound.. is this by default or i got the defected piece?

  • Ejaz

    is there any warranty issues faced?

  • Muhammad Hasnain

    sir i have a question,, my question is thathow i buy its bettry and other assecories?