Is Google N13,000 ICE 2 Smartphone Worth it?

Google is set to
launch an affordable mobile device for the Nigerian market on September 2017.
Produced by Japanese smart phone brand, Freetel, the ICE 2 smart phone will go
on sale for N13,000 (about $40) and five distinct features are expected;

1. It will come preloaded with Google Play Protect: a newly developed security
software, which continuously works to keep one’s device, data and apps safe.

2. It will run
the latest Android OS:
3. Google is
Partnering with telecom company MTN meaning expect to see bonus or free data
once you get this device
4. Since Ice 2
smart is a Japanese smartphone brand, it means it will be built with a Japanese
quality in mind available in the Nigerian market.
5. It will be
cheap, affordable and Google GMS certified.

Here are the
Freetel Ice 2 Smartphone Specifications:

Network and Software
  • GSM: GSM
    850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G:
    HSDPA 2100
  • 4G: No
  • SIM Type:
    Dual Micro-SIM
  • OS:
    Android OS 7
Hardware
  • Processor Type:
    Single-Core 1.2 GHz
  • Processor Name:
    Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Graphics Processor:
    ARM Mali 400
  • RAM: 1
    GB
  • Internal Storage:
    8 GB
  • External Storage:
    Dedicated Micro-SD card up to 32 GB
Design & Connectivity
  • Dimensions:
    125.7 x 64.3 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight:
    115g
  • Display:
    4.0 inches, 840 x 480 pixels (233 PPI), IPS LCD
  • Sensors:
    Accelerometer, Proximity, Light Sensor
  • Build:
    Plastic
  • Colours:
    White. Black.
  • Bluetooth:
    v4.0
  • WiFi:
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB:
    microUSB v2.0. NFC
Camera
  • Rear:
    2 megapixels, auto-focus, and LED flash
  • Video recording:
    720p
  • Front-facing:
    VGA 0.3 megapixels
Multimedia
  • Music Support:
    mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Loudspeaker:
    Mono
  • Video Support:
    mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio:
    NA
Miscellaneous
  • Charging:
    Regular
  • Battery:
    Lithium-Ion 1350 mAh

By September 2017, it will be available in Nigeria for N13,000. Is it
worth it?
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15 thoughts on “Is Google N13,000 ICE 2 Smartphone Worth it?

  1. Totally worth the price with those specs. If Google is partnering with fretel to produce the device does it mean the device will run on the stock Android OS and get updates easily?

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