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Poblano hot pepper cell phone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Lu Ann Ford, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Lu Ann Ford

    Lu Ann Ford Lurker
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    I love this phone I got from Qlink but the camera is useless!! Is it just my phone or all of this model?? I hope it isn't all these phones because everyone needs to take pictures now and then but you can't tell what the picture is on my phone after taking it and I have tried everything!!

  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Try downloading a Gallery app from Google Play.

    Sorry i don't have a recommended app for you @Lu Ann Ford.
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    It's a $9 dollar cell phone.
    You get what you pay for.
    Any phone named after a hot pepper is a red flag.
    Almost anything would have a better camera than this one
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  4. dontpanicbobby

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    Good point @Dannydet. Look for the smallest memory footprint Gallery app on Google Play @Lu Ann Ford depending on your Andoid version you may not be able to transfer an app to a memory card.
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'd never heard of this phone, probably because it only works on CDMA networks which only exist in a few countries. But I have to admit that after looking at the specs you should count yourself lucky that it can run Android at all: the SoC is one normally used for watches, the display resolution is more 2010 than 2019, RAM and storage are 2011-level. I'm genuinely impressed that it's usable at all :).

    As for the camera though, anyone bundling a 5MP camera in 2019 is using the cheapest unit they could find, so quality was unlikely to be a factor in their choices. Not having seen samples from yours, or from another sample, I can't say whether you have a typical one, a particularly bad example or a faulty unit. But I do agree with Danny that you should not have high hopes for the quality of photos from even a good unit of this phone.
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    You're kidding...right? :eek:
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    He isn't.
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yeh, it's probably one of the cheapest and lowest specced Android phones there is. It's actually running Android Go, which is a lite, cut down version of Oreo. So it probably uses special lite apps as well.

    I've heard about this, intended for emerging markets.
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    My advice is to get the biggest memory card that will work with your phone and turn it into Flex Storage.
  10. I have 2 hot peppers, and the cameras work. I also bought an additional one for a friend of mine. Are you talking about the front camera or the rear?
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  11. olbriar


    I'm not at all familiar with the phone. But for nine bucks you can't expect much at all. That price is less than a hundred times cheaper than today's flagship devices. I would think at that price the manufacturer would be hard pressed to recoup the cost of the hardware, much less the development and software. Nine dollars doesn't buy much tech. For that little investment I wouldn't expect more than the ability to charge and place a phone call. However, if it is marketed with the ability to take a picture, it should take a picture.
  12. Athena314

    Athena314 Lurker

    I paid $70 for this phone from Qlink!! I just got it yesterday and want to know how to send pictures I took from this phone to someone in chat.
  13. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You paid $60 too much. It's literally a $10 device.

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