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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.