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Unlocked Coolpad Splatter Comes With Alexa Integration for Only $140

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Earlier today, Coolpad announced their latest Android smartphone model called the Splatter. The device follows the steps of the Conjr, making it the company's second unlocked phone available for the U.S. Upon its release, the Splatter will be available via Amazon.com as an unlocked phone for $140. In addition to an unlocked model, Coolpad will be bringing the Splatter over to Cricket Wireless and giving it a new name as the Canvas.

So what specs does the Coolpad Splatter include?

First of all, the device carries a 5.5-inch HD IPS display. From within, the smartphone will be running on a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with the latest Android 7 Nougat OS. It has 16GB internal storage available with a microSD card slot for up to 32GB memory expansion. To take pictures with the phone, there is an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a secondary 5-megapixel front camera. The phone packs in 2,500 mAh battery that gives power to it for a full day of use.

The Coolpad Splatter is compatible with 4G LTE, 2/4/5/12/30, and 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100) networks. All GSM networks in the U.S. are compatible with the device, which means it will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, and many others.

One exciting feature about the Splatter is that it will come with Alexa integration. Through this, the smartphone users will be able to make Amazon purchases via Alexa voice service. In addition, they can enjoy the other Alexa commands such as set an alarm, control music playback, make calls, send text messages, create to-do and shopping lists, ask the latest news and weather update, calculate formulas, get a definition or spelling, and many more.

The Coolpad Splatter is now available unlocked on Amazon for $140.


Source: PhoneScoop

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  1. They sure are scraping the bottom of the barrel for phone names. What next, the HTC Flatula, the Alcatel Plop, and the ZTE Squish?

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    1. Can't wait until the Splatter Extreme Pro comes out.

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    2. Don't forget the Huawei Crash, Kyocera Burn, and the Motorola Fizz.

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  2. The Coolpad Canvas has been available for over a month now at Best Buy, Target etc.
    At 50$, its a great value.

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  3. Three canvas has already been available for Cricket for awhile now, and it's not going to work with anything besides Cricket unless it's unlocked regardless of what LTE bands it has, won't even work on gophone.

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    1. I know. Just picked one up. Smooth phone but wish it would work on AT&T. Using an AT&T postpaid sim. Won't work

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  4. 16GB of storage in late 2017?

    That's barely enough for a handful of apps.

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    1. 16 GB is typical at the Splatter's price point. You aren't going to find many, probably not any, new unlocked phones with 32 GB for $140.

      16 GB phones usually have about 8 GB free. The average Android app size is about 100 MB. How many people really need and use 80+ 3rd party apps?

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    2. Metro has three 32GB phones around that price point (K20, Stylo 3 and Blade Z Max), all of which can be unlocked and used on either carrier after 3 months.

      For about $100 more than this, there's the 64GB G4 and G5 Plus with double the RAM and four times the storage.

      As for having 80+ apps, that's just par for the course now that a ton of sites either go app-only or limit key features to the app.

      There's also update creep, where each app takes up progressively more space as new features get added.

      Anyway, this is basically an overpriced burner/cash grab that probably cost no more than $50 to make and ship.

      The problem is that it's not even worth that much when you can get similarly specced phones on your network of choice for a lot less.

      Honestly, I'm not sure Coolpad (like Nextbit and Leeco) even understands the market they're trying to break into.


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    3. Apples and oranges. A factory unlocked Stylo 3 costs $210. The subsidized, locked Cricket version of the Splatter costs $50.

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    4. Metro has the 32GB Stylo 3 Plus for $85 (in addition to the free K20 Plus and $1xx Blade Z Max with a $25 Google Play credit), while cricket has the slightly better Idol 4 for the same $50.

      Even last year the Cricket Idol 3 was the exact same price, and the unlocked G4 Play is currently $35 at some Walmarts.

      It also goes without saying that the new E4 is still around at the unlocked Splatter's price point, making this phone (locked or unlocked) redundant as hell.

      There just isn't a place for the Splatter in the current market.

      Heck, is the bootloader even unlocked and rootable?

      If not, then the Splatter's basically a phone without a purpose.

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    5. "
      16 GB phones usually have about 8 GB free. The average Android app size is about 100 MB. How many people really need and use 80+ 3rd party apps?"

      Sounds good on paper, Dennis, but what you fail to take into account is that so many apps will bloat up with massive amounts of cached data, many times the actual size of the app.

      With a 16gb phone, you will end up Al lot of time in "settings, applications" forcing Stop and deleting all app data in order to keep the phone from completely choking.

      I know from experience. As a moderate Twitter user, I saw it easily bloat up with a gig of cached memory, and Chrome go 2 or 3 GB.

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    6. How can I get the Stylo 3 for $85

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    7. You have to port a number to MetroPCS in-store and pay for a month's service and possibly an activation fee.

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    8. The deal might be dead now, but it was probably around $100 plus taxes for the phone and activation, not including the required month of service.

      Still cheaper than this by almost $50.

      The Z Max is coming in a couple days, so that's the next deal to look forward to over the next month.

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  5. I am running android 5.0, and I do not see an option to install or to move my apps to my sd card.

    Is this something that was once allowed but no longer due to security issues?
    Will it be allowed again?
    Or it is allowed now but I just do not know how to do it?

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    1. Android 5.0 and latter removed the ability to move apps to the SD card.

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    2. Something that in my view is nothing but bad. Crippling the OS.

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    3. "Android 5.0 and latter removed the ability to move apps to the SD card."

      Not entirely. Android 6.0 and 7.0 have the ability to format the SD card as internal storage, so that the phone will treat it as internal storage can install apps directly to the SD card (a few phone manufacturers take that ability out, but it is there for most).

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  6. I have the same exact apps on my at&t ZTE tablet and Blu r1 hd, no pictures or downloads, but the Blu still has 9 gigs free and the ZTE only 1gig available, both are 16 gigs w/no sd card, I wonder what gives?

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    1. Some the difference might be AT&T bloatware on the tablet but that wouldn't account for an 8 GB difference. Settings > Storage > Internal will show you what's using all the storage.

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    2. Consider that Blu has been caught wasting GB with malicious Chinese spyware. It's irresponsible to go Blu.

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  7. i find that more and more of app "updates" consume more and more of any phones's rom and ram. the updates, especially from google, do not involve security and are just visual enhacements and other junk. so, you end up having to change phones just to have enough space to deal with pure bloat. no wonder a lot of people are willing to pay extra to buy apple phones, which are far more secure and constantly updated much more for security purposes and much less for visual bloat then android phones.

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    1. iPhones have plenty of bloat ... forced Apple-brand apps that you can't remove or even (unlike in Android) set another app to be the default instead of.

      Apple fans love Apple bloatware and get defensive about it, in fact.

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    2. You may think you are smart about phones and are excited about IOS 11 and can name at least nine Android dessert names without breaking a sweat, but for every one of you, there's a more thousand phone buyers who have no idea what IOS is and have no idea there's a dessert tag on the OS in their 'droid.

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  8. ". no wonder a lot of people are willing to pay extra to buy apple phones, which are far more secure and constantly updated much more for security purposes and much less for visual bloat then android phones."

    Some phone nerds care about security and visual bloat. The other 99.9% buying iPhones have no idea what these mean, and are more interested in being able to iMessage and FaceTime with friends and take good pictures, and they have no idea they are "paying extra" for iPhones because in the US, for the vast majority, the true cost of the phone is buried in carrier contracts.

    You know this is all true.

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    1. AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32GB for $149 is hardly "paying extra".

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  9. If you install 20+ apps you need a phone with 3500+ mah battery size, 2gb ram and 16gb storage with a minimum of 8gb sd card formatted as additional storage for a total of 24gb. A facebook app that is installed as 27 mb will increase to 450mb within a few days of usage

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    1. Like you need a Porsche Cayenne to go to the mall.

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    2. You're comparing someone hedging against bloat to a car you can't even get yet.

      But yeah, if you're there to do some shopping rather than just looking around, a car with extra storage space is pretty much a godsend.

      Nobody wants to be cramped in next to a pile of bags riding shotgun.

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  10. I would suggest leaving the word "ONLY" out of headlines. It is advertising hype.

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    1. "ONLY" should be reserved for the $100 or lower price range.

      Past that point is full retail and mid-ranger territory.

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    2. Seeing as how the only other "With Amazon Alexa" unlocked smartphones include the Huawei Mate 9 ($450) and the HTC U11 ($649), I think it's a fair headline.

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