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ThL W8 Android 4.1 Quad Core Smart Phone MT6589 5.0 inch HD screen 8GB ROM 3G GPS 3.2M HD front camera White

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ThL W8 Android 4.1 Quad Core Smart Phone MT6589 5.0 inch HD screen 8GB ROM 3G GPS 3.2M HD front camera White

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ThL W8 Android Phone Basic Information:
Model: ThL W8
Band: 2G:GSM 900/1800MHz
         3G:WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Service Provide:Unlocked

ThL W8 System:
OS: Android 4.1, quad core
CPU: MTK(MT6589) 1.2GHZ
ROM: 8GB
RAM :1GB
ThL W8 Android Phone Screen:
Display:5.0 inch HD screen
Display reulotion: 1280 x 720 pixels
Support Network:Quad-band SIM1/SIM2/GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz),SIM1/3G(850/2100)

ThL W8 Android Phone Support Format:
Ringtones Type:Polyphonic/MP3
Video File Format:3GP/MPEG4
Audio File Format: MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
Image File Format:JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF
E-book Format:TXT/CHM/DOC/HTML
FM Radio:Yes, earphone needed
Earphone Port: 3.5mm
Card Extend: Support TF card up to 32GB extended

ThL W8 Android Phone Data Transfer & Connectivity
Data transfer:USB/Bluetooth
Mobile internet:WAP/WIFI

ThL W8 Android Phone General Details:
Dual Cameras, front camera: 3.2MP, back camera: 8.0MP with flashlight

Language :English,Chinese Simple, Chinese Traditional, French, Spanish, Portugues, Italian, German, Malaysia,Indonesia, Viet, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Thailand
Phonebook: 500
Message:SMS/MMS
Input:Handwrite/Keypad
TV:No
WIFI:Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth:Bluetooth 2.0
Multi-Touch:Yes, 5 point touch
Other Feature: 3G, GPS, Play Store, Flash Player, WIFI, Bluetooth, FM radio, UC Browser,Ebook, Email, Messaging, VPN Services, Google search, wallpapers,calendar, calculator, clock, tethering & portable hotspot, camera, torch, etc             
Java:No
GPS:Yes, built in, support A-GPS and voice navigation
With EPO assistance to speed up postioning

ThL W8 Android Phone Package Including:
Size: 130*65.5*12.1mm
Weight: 160g included one battery

Accessories:
1 x ThL W8 Android Phone  
2 x 2000mAh Battery
1 x 3.5mm Earphone
1 x Data Cable
1 x Charger
1 x English User Manual
1 x Screen Protector

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Questions on ThL W8 Android 4.1 Quad Core Smart Phone MT6589 5.0 inch HD screen 8GB ROM 3G GPS 3.2M HD front camera White

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  • From cimo at 7/23/14 7:44 AM
    • ho comprato il thlw8 ad ottobre e mi crea alcuni problemi: se sono a casa il telefono si spegne da solo e devo levare la batteria e ripristinarlo mentre fuori funzione bene, ultimamente non riesco ad accedere al wifi mi da ricerca ma non si collega, ho provato a spegnerlo ma non si stacca.
      grazie
    • THL Mobile
      Thank you for your mail.
      THL W8 firmware: http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gduu8in
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  • From [email protected] at 7/21/14 12:55 PM
    • Hi, I was very happy with THL W8S, but suddenly all sounds have gone. No ring volume, no musik. Tried engineering mode menu to change volume setings, no use. Can U help me?
    • THL Mobile
      Thank you for your mail.
      1. You may be set to silent mode, change into standard mode,
      2. Download the firmware update.
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  • From Pep at 5/10/14 2:53 PM
    • I've a phone THL w8s and since yesteray my power off/on button doesn't work . What could be the problem ?
    • Thl Mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Please remove the battery ,then reset your phone .
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  • From Anthony at 4/3/14 5:59 AM
    • Hello, I got a unit of Thl W8 with Android version 4.2.1 for quite some times. For the past few months it kept on shutdown by itself.
      Tried to remove the battery and restart it, the problem still exist. Please let me know if there is any other solution?

      Thanks in advance
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Please change another battery to check with it .
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  • From Alfonso (Spain) at 1/26/14 4:38 AM
    • I've a THL W8. I buy it in April-2013 in a chinese web (banggood). I'm very satisfied with it but I have a problem. There are not enough support in case of software errors.
      I have a problem in Settings option. I can not change the time/date of my phone (the program crashes). I saw an answer in this forum of someone with the same incidence and the solution (return the phone to factory settings) don't works.
      I am looking for an upgrade but I can't find it. Can you send me an active link of my original compilation or a valid upgrade??
      My version's phone is:
      Model:
      ThL W8
      Android Version:
      4.1.2 (Moly.WR8.W1248.MD.WG.MP.V1.P9.2013/03/11 10:38)
      Kernel:
      3.4.5 (builder25@eastaeon-desktop #1 Tue Mar 12 17:21:47 CST 2013)
      Compilation:
      ThL_W8.JB.HD.EN.COM.8P64_MT6589V1.0.13_20130312

      Thanks.
    • Thl Mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      We will submit the latest firmware and the guide on our website soon .
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  • From Francesco at 1/14/14 1:21 AM
    • my PC with windows 7 finds and displays my w8s among the paired Bluetooth devices but no services are associated with it. in particular no "com ports" can be associated with the phone and therefore I'm unable to Exchange data among the PC and the phone via Bluetooth (all other connections work very well).
      can you, please suggest a solution for the Bluetooth connectivity?
      thanks
    • Thl Mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Our engineer will check it for you soon .
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  • From Oyetade Emmanuel at 1/6/14 12:31 PM
    • please I have Thl W8 trying to connect it to my laptop through the tethering hotspot but it keep on asking me for the password trying to locate the password for the phone tethering I couldn't find it from the tethering setting,please how can I find it.
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Our engineer will check it for you soon .
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  • From Shathani Mbulawa at 1/6/14 7:35 AM
    • Where do i download the thl w8 device drivers?
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      The computer can install the driver automaticly when your phone connect to your computer .
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  • From jorge lens at 12/30/13 9:47 AM
    • Hello i bought the W8S brand new about a month ago .. i was really happy with the phone but today it started to reboot alone every 10-15 minutes and cannot stop doing that.. nothig has happened to the phone.. it is perfect no damage .... please help me solve this asap.. tell me if there is something i can do without returnng the phone.. i live in spain and it is very difficult to return and also cannot find any support on your site.

      Thank you very much .. Jorge Lens
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail
      Please remove the battery ,then reset your phone .
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  • From takis from Greece at 12/5/13 1:05 AM
    • i buy thlw8 from online store and my phone is stuck after boot some times. i try to factory reset but is do not working. i need to try firmware update but i dont have instructions.Plz send me links about my request
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      We will release the latest firmware on our website soon .
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  • From Williom at 12/2/13 3:07 AM
    • I'm having problem with setting up the volume of sound. Although I turn the sound to max. volume I still unable to get audible sound. When I pressed the phone against my ear I can only very soft sound. It is unable to alert me of incoming call.
      My hp no. 96866059. Singapore.
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Raise the speaker volume:
      1. Enter *#15963#* engineering menu:
      2. Select Audio> Loudspeaker mode
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  • From Brian at 11/30/13 3:08 AM
    • Can I connect my W8+ phone to my PC with the USB cable & transfer data to the SD card in the phone? When I make this connection the phone battery begins charging & the phone is not recognised as another drive.
      Do I need to remove the SD card and use a USB card reader?
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Please choose Setting ==>> {Developer options} ==>> USB debugging (do not choose)
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  • From Victor Smadja at 11/21/13 5:06 AM
    • I just order from AliExpress a THL W8S mobile phone and I woul like to know how to get an User Manual In FRENCH or second best in ENGLISH. Thank you for your help, Victor
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      We will email you once the manual in English be released by factory .
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  • From Nikos at 11/13/13 3:51 PM
    • Hello, I am from Greece and I have thl w8s. It just arrived and seems that the screen has problem because when I use it it goes black. What can I do?
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Please connect with the power ,then hold the power button for 5-10 seconds .
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  • From Griffin at 11/2/13 3:44 AM
    • Hello
      Is there a 'silent' key on this phone? without having to go into 'settings' all the time in case I want to turn the sound off quickly.
      Thankyou
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail
      You can choose setting ==>>profilies ==>>silent
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  • From rosario at 9/23/13 4:39 AM
    • salve , posso avere il firmware del w8 4g con android 4.1 quello che ha la lock screen blu come il w100... grazie mille
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail
      We will release the latest firmware on our website soon .
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  • From Leonardo Brando at 9/2/13 11:50 AM
    • how to change the back camera lens cristal of THL W8 ? thanks ...
    • THL Mobile:
      Thank you for your mail.
      We will update the guide on our website.
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  • From Criscross at 8/29/13 1:52 AM
    • I cannot get on to my Virgin network and I have tried everything but it still says roaming! Can you help please?
    • THL Mobile:
      Thank you for your mail.
      our engineer will check it for you soon.
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  • From Sefa yavas at 8/28/13 7:43 AM
    • hi! my thl w8 phone bricked :( does not work.Are you sending the motherboard?
    • Thl mobile :
      Thank you for your mail .
      Could you tell us your order number ?
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  • From dave at 7/30/13 6:34 AM
    • Hi
      I have one THL W8+. I'm verry happy that I bought that phone, BUT...

      1) I got often black screen during the use and I must restart the cell. It happen when it's in pause or often when I am use the camera. I have set the password gesture
      2) The setting menu DATE & TIME goes in error so I can't set the formate date
      3) The manual is so small and not complete so I am not able to set for example the photo camera. There is an Italian/English version for download?
    • Dear dave,
      Hello.
      Please reinstall firmware from http://goo.im/devs/C3C0/THLW8/recovery/recovery-thlw8plus-8P128-cwm-6033-20130625.zip
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Subbu481 at 7/25/13 11:15 PM
    • hi. i am from INDIA. i want to purchase thl w8. i want to know if there is any repair problems how will it get solved. do u have any service centers in INDIA.?
    • Dear Subbu481,
      Hello.
      Please don't worry ,before the product sent out will have a full test ,or if have something wrong , you can write an RMA and send it back directly. And we provide 12 months warranty .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Edy Pan at 7/7/13 10:34 PM
    • I got the W8 and I cannot synchronise this phone with my laptop. Please help.
    • Dear Edy Pan,
      Hello.
      Please download the driver for thl w8 to solve the problem .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From johnatan at 6/20/13 11:07 PM
    • hi,
      I'm from Israel.
      I've just received THL w8 from china. I see there is no Hebrew language inside it. how can I fix that?
      regards,
    • Dear johnatan,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 doesn't support Hebrew language and you can add the Hebrew language apps to your mobile .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From mhd at 6/19/13 9:59 AM
    • Dear,
      I bought Thl w8 and I faced problem with date and time setting so, I do waht you said before by resetting the device but nothing happend .
      I need help
      is there website to upgrade or fix the OS for the device .?
      Please help me ASAP.
      I NEED THE INSTRUCTION TO DO IT.
      Thanks
    • Dear mhd,
      Hello.
      Please restore factory setting .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Jarii at 6/16/13 12:46 PM
    • does the thl w8 have skype
    • Dear Jarii,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 supports skype
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From shakunle tayo at 6/10/13 2:06 AM
  • From BK at 6/10/13 1:35 AM
    • Can you please tell me the built-in modem properties?
      (HSDPA and HSUPA speed limits)
    • Dear BK,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 has HSDPA:7.2Mbps and HSUPA:5.76Mbps
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From john at 6/9/13 8:32 AM
    • Hi, I downloaded watsapp and Facebook application but I cannot launch it.
    • Dear john,
      Hello.
      Please download the different version apps .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Edi Irawan at 6/9/13 7:39 AM
    • i am from indonesia
      when it come to indonesia?.
      Thanks for advance sir.
    • Dear Edi Irawan,
      Hello.
      Courier delivery (UPS, EMS, DHL) takes 3-7 business days depending on your destination. And Register Air Mail takes 15-25 business days .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Wendy at 6/8/13 11:28 AM
    • Hi, I just bought a set today at singapore pc show. I could not set the date and time as it says settings has stop. Izzit faulty? Please advise soon.... Thank you
    • Dear Wendy,
      Hello.
      Please Reset the tablet to factory mode: Setting-Privacy-Factory Data Reset
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Hlamza at 6/7/13 6:17 AM
    • How much is shipping to South Africa
    • Dear Hlamza,
      Hello.
      It will cost $11.6 by Register Air Mail
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Jessica at 5/31/13 6:44 PM
    • Buenas noches.

      Me gustaría saber de cuanta memoria interna dispone el thl w8, sin tarjeta, es decir la que trae el propio dispositivo. Muchas gracias.

      Un saludo.
    • Dear Jessica,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From marius at 5/27/13 3:53 PM
    • hello, I have a mobile 4g thl w8 rom and I have problems with your funcionamiento.Muchas times off and also find it crashes, could you help me for rooting the phone?, thanks.
    • Dear marius,
      Hello.
      Rooting your device will void the 12 months warranty .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From daku at 5/26/13 7:29 AM
    • Hi i bought a thl w8 from singapore and it has got lots of problems:
      first my thl w8 has got 2gb internal memory, second i cannot set date and time, third second sim toolkit is not working and also i cannot boot into recovery using vol + and power button. is my phone faulty??? does above problems cover my warranty???? my current location is seychelles island so i can't return the phone. please advice on what to do.
    • Dear daku,
      Hello.
      Could you tell me your order number?
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From atindra at 5/26/13 2:06 AM
    • Dear let me know that can i have hindi language option in phone. can i read hindi web pages?
    • Dear atindra ,
      Hello.
      I am so sorry that thl w8 doesn't support hindi language .
      It supports Language :English,Chinese Simple, Chinese Traditional, French, Spanish, Portugues, Italian, German, Malaysia,Indonesia, Viet, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Thailand
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From sharky at 5/23/13 3:27 AM
    • dear,
      i can't access play store !
      can you support me
      thanks in advance
    • Dear sharky,
      Hello.
      Please try to re-download play store.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From sharky at 5/22/13 4:02 AM
    • Dear,
      I know how to change language in android, I use this OS since many years .
      My question is how to add language because when my Chinese friend bring it from Shenzhen, I find only English and Chinese .

      Thanks and best regards
    • Dear sharky,
      Hello.
      Please choose setting ==>>languase & input ==>>languase
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From motjari at 5/19/13 5:55 AM
    • Does the Thl w8 work in Namibia
    • Dear motjari,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 supports 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
      3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From baddu at 5/15/13 9:13 AM
    • The interface has completely changed after taking the latest w8 line brush update. - PlayStore has disappeared. How to get it back?
      - I took backup of my data from recovery menu. How do I recover data from the .backup file created? Don't see data recovery option under the recovery boot menu.
    • Dear baddu,
      Hello.
      Please reset the tablet to factory mode: Setting-Privacy-Factory Data Reset
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From baddu at 5/14/13 7:28 AM
    • I am stuck at step 10 on installation of firmware upgrade. Is it possible to get the instructions in English? Otherwise please advice how to start the phone into upgrade mode after reinstalling the battery.
    • Dear baddu,
      Hello.
      Please check the link about http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=398826&uk=4213659546
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From baddu at 5/13/13 12:33 AM
    • how do I update firmware on thl w8? could not find any link on website and check for update in settings returns nothing
    • Dear baddu ,
      Hello.
      Please check the link about http://en.thl.com.cn/Download/Index.html
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From AJH at 5/7/13 2:52 PM
    • I've been seen the THL W8 into different webs and its dimensions aren't the same. I'm thinking buy this phone but I want to know the real dimensions. Thanks
    • Dear AJH,
      Hello.
      Thl w8 8GB white version is out of stock . What about thl w8 4GB or 16GB ?
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From AG at 5/7/13 8:57 PM
    • I just got the W8. When I connect it to the pc via usb, it displays the Found New Hardware wizard, but I cannot find any driver for it. Can you help?
      Thanks
    • Dear AG,
      Hello.
      Please try to connect the other computer .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Valdez at 5/3/13 11:25 AM
    • how many versions of thl w8 exist, i asked because i saw versions of 4, 8 and 16 gb, and i want to know the difference.

      i placed an order yesterday i want to know when i will received?
    • Dear Valdez,
      Hello.
      1.Their storage capacity is different .
      2.Most normal sized orders are sent out within 3-7 working days.
      Please don't worry. All pre-existing orders be shipped with priority.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From nestor at 5/3/13 9:24 AM
    • Hi there, my order number for the defective back cover is 920001475
    • Dear nestor,
      Hello.
      We will contact Marketing Department colleagues soon.
      And provide you with the price .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!


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  • From ali at 5/3/13 6:12 AM
    • im from iran , Add frame or leather protective cover for this phone is available?
    • Dear ali,
      Hello.
      The leather protective cover for thl w8 has not been released now .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From josh at 5/1/13 7:33 AM
    • Hello,
      there is any case for the THL w8
    • Dear josh,
      Hello.
      The case for thl w8 has not been released now .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Nescio at 4/26/13 9:14 AM
    • Hello, i've three questions:
      1) will this phone be upgraded to jb 4.2? actually is 4.1
      2) will be fixed time&data crash?
      3) is this phone sold as rooted? I know that sometimes, if custmer woukd root a phone, he could invalidare the warranty.

      Thank you in advance.
    • Dear Nescio,
      Hello.
      1.It is possible to upgrade to Androif 4.2 ,but it has not been released by factory .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      2.You can restore factory setting .
      3.It can be rooted ,but rooting your device will void the 12 months warranty .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Yui at 4/24/13 9:14 PM
    • When do you have the W8 phone in stock?
      Are these phone unlocked? Can be used in Peru?
      Do you have with 16GB rom?
      please confirm
    • Dear Yui,
      Hello.
      1. Thl w8 8gb has been stopped production .
      2.Yes, it is unlocked and it can work in Peru .
      3.Yes, we have thl w8 with 16GB rom . Please check here (http://www.thlmobilestore.com/thl-w8-android-4-1-quad-core-smart-phone-1g-16g-5-0-inch-hd-ips-screen-12-0mp-back-camera-black.html)
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Graphics and Physics. at 4/24/13 6:23 PM
    • Hello, I have 3pcs of this phone. I found it awesome, there is only one thing that makes me unconffortable. I feel the graphics in games like "Cut the Rope" and "Manuganu" slow. Do you know if it is a firmware Issue? Have you identify this issue already?
    • Dear Graphics and Physics,
      Hello.
      We will release the latest firmware on our website soon .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Daniel at 4/24/13 5:43 PM
    • Hello. I've bought on W8, and I would like to buy another one, and with an extra sreen guard, plus the one that already comes with it. Is that possible? There is no screen guard for W8 on the accessories page.
    • Dear Daniel,
      Hello.
      The sreen guard for thl w8 has not been released at present .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Kamil at 4/23/13 3:08 PM
    • But how should I upgrade my firmware?
      Could you give me some tutorial?
      I really need skype on my mobile and its so annoying
    • Dear Kamil,
      Hello.
      We will release the latest firmware on our website soon .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Kamil at 4/22/13 1:21 PM
    • Hello,
      Since 3 days I have a big problem with Skype on my THL W8. I simply cant sign in. After I write password and login there is jsut "signing in". I tried reinstalling skype, clearing data etc nothing helps. I even did factory restart and after I did it skype once logged in but after that again same story. Before it used to work not anymore. I also tried installing older versions of skype still the same story. Help please!
    • Dear Kamil ,
      Hello.
      Please update firmware .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Ben at 4/22/13 5:42 AM
    • Hi,

      I'm in France and I would like to know :
      - is it okay with 3G in france ?
      - What about custom duties ?

      Thank you for your answer

      Ben
    • Dear Ben ,
      Hello.
      1. THL W8 supports Network:Quad-band SIM1/SIM2/GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz),SIM1/3G(850/2100)
      2.We can write a smaller value lower than 50usd in the shipping documents so to avoid or reduce custom duties and tax.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From faizan at 4/22/13 12:05 AM
    • currently i am out of china but will reach may 15, when should i order? so that i get it just after 2-3 days i reach china?
      is their any quadcore with a smaller screen size?
      if yes i will prefer that
    • Dear faizan ,
      Hello.
      Courier delivery (UPS, FedEx, DHL) takes 3-7 business days depending on your destination. And Register Air Mail takes 15-25 business days .
      Thl mobile quadcore with a smaller screen size has not been released at present .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From dilip at 4/22/13 10:30 PM
    • thank u sir for ur prompt reply,

      pls let me know

      1)would i have to pay any taxes or other charges to any body in my country for importing it from your country.?

      2)and at some places i read your cell has 13 mp camera. at some it said 8 ? pls confirm.

      3) pls tell me how to buy from western union (your account details ,country and other codes )and would i have to pay charges to them also.?
      if yes, can you give me a small discount?

      4)if i pay tomorrow i.e ., april 23, when would i be getting the product.?
    • Dear dilip,
      Hello.
      Please check below answer :
      1.We can write a smaller value lower than 50usd in the shipping documents so to avoid or reduce custom duties and tax.
      2.Thl w8 8GB ROM has Dual Cameras, front camera: 3.2MP, and back camera: 8.0MP with flashlight
      3.You can pay with Paypal, Western Union/Wired Transfer(T/T)/Credit card.
      4.Most normal sized orders are sent out within 3-7 working days.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From henzo at 4/20/13 2:22 PM
    • Hello, does thl W8 16GB in black color exist?
    • Dear henzo ,
      Hello.
      Yes, thl w8 16GB black version is in stock .
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From asif ullah at 4/18/13 9:28 AM
    • when android 4.2 is goin to release for thl w8 will it support andrid 5
    • Dear asif ullah ,
      Hello.
      I am so sorry that it has not been released at present .
      If there any news ,will note you at the first time.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Azucena at 4/18/13 3:45 AM
    • Hello,
      I just ordered (Order # #920002238) the mobile phone, and could not add in the application add a comment to write the smaller value lower than 50usd in the shipping documents so to avoid or reduce custom duties and tax, will be possible to do this now?
      Thanks
    • Dear Azucena,
      Hello.
      We can write a smaller value lower than 50usd in the shipping documents so to avoid or reduce custom duties and tax.
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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  • From Siphen at 4/17/13 4:25 AM
    • What will postage be to South Africa?
    • Dear Siphen ,
      Hello.
      You can choose:
      - Express Air Courier: UPS, EMS, DHL
      - Register Air Mail
      Thanks for your requirement.
      Any other question, contact us any time.
      Best regards!
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Customer Reviews

very good Review by thl w8
Star
very good phone. i am so happy that i bought that phone.
Very good phone, i like it.
Buy that phone please...
(Posted on 5/14/13)
Great phone - Great Price Review by Martin
Star
I was skeptical at first about buying a brand I didn't know. My phone arrived a few days ago. I cannot fault it. for the price, it has absolutely no negative things to say about it. I have an iphone 4 and to be honest, if I had a choice between the two, I would probably go for the W8. Good speed, superb screen and more importantly, affordable price. I would recommend to anybody. (Posted on 5/3/13)
AWESOME PHONE Review by nestor
Star
I've been so happy with thiss phone since I got it I just forgot to give my review. It works flawlessly, no lag neither problems with hangups. All apps work marvelously. Wifi is never disconnected and connects almost instantly. 3G works without any troeble on both chips (in my case I have 3G service activated on both chips and both work without any problem) No dropcalls and so far the screen has no scratches. The battery life is amazing. The only drawback is that my product was defective on the back cover, on the lower left corner it doesn't snaps properly and thus it doesn't close properly (I'm still waiting an answer from customer support on this issue) but overall the phone is amazing. The other drawback I have is that there's no "similar" cover or protective case since the size is different from the common current commercial phones (LG, samsung, etc). I would really recommend this phone. P.S. Ig anyone has found out what protective case fits on this model please say it here. Greetings. (Posted on 5/3/13)
I'm enjoying this phone Review by George
Star
This is an outstanding product. Product has a very good quality. Camera and video are very good. I can also use Skype in wireless environment. I enjoy everyday the amount of technology that the phone have. (Posted on 4/20/13)
The phone is fast Review by Jessica
Star
The phone is fast, great camera and screen (size and picture quality), High performance, lots of apps. totally worth every dollar spent on it. (Posted on 4/18/13)
very good phone Review by Stephanie
Star
very good phone , only disappointment was not getting guide and phone in French version , I need to customer service to contact to setup in French and download guide. (Posted on 4/17/13)
best phone ive owned Review by paul
Star
Fast delivery to u.s. had the phone a week express. Love this thing faster more options better cameras and way better picture then my I phone. Plain and simple best phone for the best price.
(Posted on 4/16/13)
Definitely worth it. Review by Christina
Star
It came very fast and was in excellent condition. This phone is great. the sleek design as well as automatic power saver feature are superb, excellent screen size, and very easy to use! Definitely worth it. (Posted on 4/16/13)
I like its big screen Review by Brianna
Star
Just got this powerful phone yesterday and try to get used to android system . I like its big screen, extremely fast processor, and Full HD resolution. There are some things that I would like to see on it however, like an external memory slot, as well as a removable back so I can switch out the batteries when I need to. I might add, however, that the camera is one of the best that I have ever seen and used. There are some things that could be improved, but overall, this phone is well worth the money. (Posted on 4/13/13)
fabulus Review by apo
Star
The phone is much better than I expected!Well done THL!!! (Posted on 4/12/13)
I'm very happy with my purchase Review by Chris
Star
I've had this phone for a few months now. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Pros:
- Size. It has a nice big screen (one of the main reasons I got it), but its surprisingly light, fits in my pants pocket, and is not too big to hold up as a phone to talk.
- Great screen. Nice large screen with nice colors and good contrast.
- Plays smooth, sharp video.
- Excellent call quality, whether it be from the handset or using the speaker. No problem with dropped calls or bad call quality.
- Excellent Wifi. Wifi is fast, and never drops while in my house. My daughter's iphone 4s's drop the wifi signal every so often in the same house!
- Android OS. The android os has come a long way and I must say is now equal to or even superior to IOS.

Would've been nice if these were better:
- Battery life is acceptable. I use the phone throughout the day (email, fb, gps, calls, scramble, yahoo finance, sports scores, yelp, etc.), and the battery usually lasts till when I come home.
- Video/still camera is pretty good for a phone. Low light performance of the still camera leaves a bit to be desired though.

Overall, love the phone. Would've given it 4 stars if the battery life were better, or if the camera was superb! (Posted on 4/12/13)
I really liked that phone Review by Mary
Star
I really liked that phone, but tiny hands might find it difficult at first to operate. Glorious clear optics and a screen, finally, that's able to let me watch vids without holding the phone right in front of my eyes. It's also REALLY fast. No problem switching through screens, using apps and answering calls. BTW, none of these sleek phones with big screens have the ability to bounce. this phone feels tougher than my friends' iPhones. (Posted on 4/11/13)
It does everything that's all Review by Cecil
Star
I bought this for my wife,she love it and very simple to operate. The picture and the video very amazing,along side with Skype. It has an 8MP camera which is awesome and the color is so vibrant I can hardly stand looking or using anyone else's phone. I have to say this phone has me spoiled. Also if you lose your phone you can download an app called android lost from your computer to your phone. It will send you the last messages sent and received, phone calls, take a picture from your phone, send crazy loud "help me I'm lost" messages (the phone can be on silent and it still plays it loud), you can set the phone to lock up and notify you if a different sim card is inserted, and many more great things to find your phone. On top of all those things it gives you a gps location within 7 meters of where your phone is. Trust me it works. My phone was stolen and I used this app and it had an arrow directly on the house where the phone was. All of this is emailed to you and the person with your phone has no idea any of this is going on. Very beautiful smart phone. It does everything that's all. (Posted on 4/10/13)
screen looks great Review by Sami
Star
In general not a bad phone. high speed, high RAM, the screen looks great, the GPS locks on fast and it's very precise, Perhaps a tad heavy. Enough juice in the battery for one day use. Do not forget to charge regularly. It has two batteries, so I do not worry about this problem. (Posted on 4/9/13)
I really like the phone Review by Amanda
Star
The look and feel of the phone is like none other. It is thin, light, and really really powerful. It has some really advanced features such as automatic face tagging, turn over to pause, and more but I find that I really don't use those features as much as I thought I would especially since they are they aren't fully mature (ex: I have tagged my wife's face at least 3 different time and it still doesn't work). As a result, I don't use the "cutting edge" features as much as much as I thought I would. Overall, I really like the phone despite the reception issues. I have never owned an Android phone in which I got to truly experience a seamless Android experience before I had the HTC. (Posted on 4/8/13)
worth every penny. Review by Jason
Star
I'm pretty satisfied with the product, it is everything it's promised. The interface is fast and intuitive, even if you're not familiar with android devices. The only downside is the the finish on the body does look like plastic and not metallic,The device is surprisingly light, What I like. Into a meeting put it on the table upside down and it is silent. Pick it up - put into pocket and sound is on a again. Camera and its features are beautifull. Take repeat shots at something like 5 shots per second. Switch from still to movie with one touch. The touch screen is the best I've seen. The GPS has less feature but has a beautifull veiw and it is quick. Also finds places by just town name. worth every penny. (Posted on 4/6/13)
It's value for money. Review by Betty
Star
Always love the iPhone but since I have bought the THL W8 I realize that I love love love it. I love how this phone feels like on everything. The device is TOO Powerful for this generation of smartphones which has a Quad Core CPU. Great phone with great features and apps for a great price. It's value for money. (Posted on 4/5/13)
Best bang for your money Review by Dickson
Star
First time buying a Chinese mobile phone but the THL W8 is already setting a very high bar. This is an excellent phone for the money spent. Beautiful screen and fast processing. The front camera is actually 4.9 MP and back camera is 12.6 MP. Dual sim and SD card expansion. Comes with even an extra battery. Shipped to the USA via DHL with tracking info. Received within 5 days from ordering !!! Very impressed with THL, Keep up the good work. (Posted on 4/3/13)
very useful Review by Jay
Star
I had the iPhone 4, which I unfortunately lost. I thought I'd hold out getting a new one due to the rumors that an iPhone 5 would be coming out. When the time came, I found myself so unsure of whether to go for the new version or try something new, like the W8. I have to say that I love this phone! It does so many great things, the screen is beautiful.. I'm obsessed with the maps and navigation feature. It blows my GPS out of the water! i am enjoying now...love it....most esp the camera not to mention its applications....very useful .... (Posted on 4/3/13)
Just love Review by Caroline
Star
I absolutely love my W8. . size took a while getting used to though because I have small hands but all in all it was worth the buy.. The only other issue though was that there is no high quality headphones with mic and remote control yet that work with this phone. That is a thing to consider if you are seeking for a good music sound. The OEM headphones are OK but not great. The performance is great, a all those widgets that you can get make it something to play a lot with. Just love that. (Posted on 4/2/13)
It's a cool phone Review by Timothy
Star
This phone works perfectly!!! Play the game the battery drains extremely quickly. The battery can only be used 10 hours, but fortunately there are two batteries, I would not worry about the phone no electricity can not play. when it is in a good network or WI-FI location. Cell coverage here is good, Currently I'm using it to surf the net through wi-fi. It's a cool phone (Posted on 4/1/13)
quad-core processor is fast and responsive Review by Becky
Star
I was on the verge of buying the new iphone but just couldn't stomach the price for the unlocked version. add the fact that Apple keeps changing its adapters (and the fact that it has become a me-too phone). a colleague had just bought a new W8 using Android 4.1 and i was amazed. Ultimately i decided on the W8. This phone is excellent for android lovers, The speed, versatility, app selection, screen, storage, extra features, with a big beautiful screen (yes, it's pen tile, but in my daily use it has never bothered me). The quad-core processor is fast and responsive, I can't believe people are still buying iphones. Apple started the smartphone craze so they were the first, granted. They have great marketing but just a good product. However, the development of China's mobile phone is very fast, the technical progress, the functionality to meet the requirements of the people, the most important thing is the price is very cheap. (Posted on 3/30/13)
Glad I purchased it. Review by Blanche
Star
The phone is amazing easy to use, great unique features that makes it the best smart phone so far, really fast the voice command works fine to change songs, stop or repeat alarms. Perfect couldn't ask for better. The service was excellent and the product is more than I expected. Glad I purchased it. (Posted on 3/29/13)
it is great Review by Josephine
Star
I researched the phone a lot before buying. This is an awesome Cell phone. It was delivered on time. Phone is very fast, pictures are beautiful. I seem to be running the battery down fast but I have downloaded lots of apps and pictures so I hope thats it. So far it seems to last one day between charges. But as I say I have been using pretty heavy. So far I would buy this phone again. (Posted on 3/28/13)
super fast shipping Review by Jean
Star
My husband and I ordered two phones, Also saving a few dollars, to use with a non-contract phone provider, Pure Talk. Be prepared to change the set up to English and download a manual from an online source. After using it for two weeks, we have not complaints and are pleased with the Seller and the phone quality. this phone super fast shipping I satisfied with the purchase of this phone great screen does all the stuff perfect size for your hand. (Posted on 3/27/13)
excellent and inexpensive phone Review by Lucia
Star
This is an excellent phone for the money: it's fast, compact, has a nice screen, and runs ICS. Battery life is about average (but you can get a high capacity batter for a little extra money). I just Love this phone, great quality, great price, powerful for any app.

Altogether, and excellent and inexpensive phone. (Posted on 3/26/13)
Love the phone Review by Josephine
Star
Love the phone. my 1st smart one. this is a low end Android offerings, this is a much better quality phone. The build quality is decent for the price, and it feels good in the hand. It has a tendency to get warm, but not uncomfortably so. It's reasonably fast. (Posted on 3/26/13)
The phone is lovely Review by Ariel
Star
After reading the reviews I went with the THL. I wanted the biggest screen possible and boy did I get it. The phone is lovely, battery life a little short but not terrible,It has two original battery. I am really glad I got this phone. Really fast, tons of memory, I like the camera , along with great quality video camera features. now I feel I own a smartphone. (Posted on 3/25/13)
service for this product is great Review by Elsa
Star
I finally ordered it a couple weeks ago and I'm so happy I did! customer service for this product is great. I like the size of it. It's perfect for book reading and it's also a nice size for videos/TV. I downloaded the Hulu+ app and am enjoying it. I also love that this phone is a mobile hotspot. It's perfect ,Great hardware, great phone, great price, what I need it for. (Posted on 3/23/13)
Excellent Phone for the money Review by Lassie
Star
Here is a quick list of my observations.

The Good

1. The UI & features are excellent. Google Maps allows for talking in an address and immediately looking up the address with street view showing the location (and giving directions). It just may replace my GPS (I bought a separate USB cradle for charging and it works great for sitting on a dashboard when docked). The phone reception is strong .

2. I prefer having a phone I can hold onto instead of it being super thin (it helps if the phone is dropped when combined with a rubber shell as the screen is less likely to shatter) so the extended battery and replacement back helps immensely.

3. The wifi is crazy fast, and 4G (wimax) is also fast (a huge difference when compared to 3G).

4. Skype video is awesome

5. The ability to transfer from the old phone to the new phone regarding contacts and data via Bluetooth (and a wizard) is crazy good.

6. Very easy setup to Facebook, email, etc. (Posted on 3/22/13)
I am pretty happy with this phone Review by Katrina
Star
I have been avoiding the cell phone and especially "smart phones" because i could not justify the cost for a toy. Now that I need one mobile is close to reasonably priced, I decided to go for it. the phone and service I have recieved have been good. The phone itself is really nice , Navigating thru the device and setting up should be a breeze for any user.The 3D camera is pretty cool although the easy access camera controls on the side of the phone feels odd while in hand. I'm content the phone itself will live up to it's reviews! so far I am pretty happy with this phone. (Posted on 3/22/13)
The phone is a lovely Review by Britney
Star
The phone is a lovely, sleek thing that's just the right size for me. I've handled its bigger brother, but that phone is just big for me. I like the form and size of this one much better.

my primary internet connection, video streaming or playing games, and I don't need every possible millisecond's advantage in operating speed. This is a good phone with plenty of computing horsepower for me. The screen is beautiful and very responsive.

By the way, my phone arrived with packaging in French, and set up with the French language on the phone. The seller included a plug adapter so the Euro style plug on the charger can be used here in the USA. It took a few seconds to get into the phone settings and choose US English as the phone language. (Posted on 3/21/13)
Love this phone Review by Abby
Star
Love this phone. It fits in your hand comfortably (you can touch every part of the screen with one hand) and in your pocket. It uses a regular sim card and Android jellybean which comes already loaded is awesome. Even though it's 3g i still think has a very fast response time. Can do just about everything I needed it to do, and can get pretty much any app from the play store. Camera was not the best, but still pretty clear. Worked perfectly from the first moments in both the USA and Ecuador. Excellent product and I would recommend the seller and product to anyone.... (Posted on 3/21/13)
Its a awesome phone Review by Hilton
Star
I love this phone. Everything is Perfect. Brand new, the box and the accesories all sealed and in perfect conditions. They even send me an adaptor for an american plug (Since the charger is a europeen plug). Phone is a nice size if you don't have big hands as I really don't want to have to use 2 hands to hold a phone securely, let alone use it. equally powerful with the dual-core processor and Android vercion, sleek and lightweight design . I know its less powerfull tahn his big brother, but its work without any problem of lag, the screen display looks awesome, and I could continiu like this for ever. (Posted on 3/20/13)
This phone is Awesome Review by Thomas
Star
This phone is Awesome, This phone has tons of apps (like All Android phones), and the screen is big and Beautiful! Having the On-screen buttons worried me at first, but everything is runs fine.
This phone works very fast for me, and everything is very fluid, 95% of the time! The camera is listed as a 8mp camera, but in my opinion it is not too bad. since I'm on the subject of the camera, this phone does have a video camera which can record up to 720P, and it is very good. Also, my W8 came pre-loaded with an app called movie studio, which is kind of cool, little video editor!
Now, for the one Con, this phone has. It's battery does not ever get me through a full day, but that may just be because of the 3G, I'm ALWAYS running it on, haha! So, I just carry my charger with me, and I keep a charger in my car. At this point I cannot afford an extended battery, but I may get one in the near future. I will admit, I am on my phone A lot also, so for people that may not be on their phone as much throughout the day, they may not need to carry a charger at all times. (Posted on 3/19/13)
Awesome machine!! Review by Wayne
Star
I've owned an iPhone. I had gone back to a feature phone just to get me through the end of a contract and then got to choose a new smartphone. I looked hard at the 4S, iPhone 5, and Galaxy S3. I accidentally saw THL W8 and I love it. I like its big screen, crispy beats audio, extremely fast processor, and Full HD resolution.

I'll let others talk about Android OS. The things I love about the W8 are the camera, screen, overall speed and the THL overlayed on the Android OS. I will say that I was very nervous about the battery life...coming from a "dumb phone" (feature phone :) where I could go 3-4 days without a charge I knew I was in for a change. If this in a concern for you I will say the W8 is not as much of a battery hog as you think. With moderate use I can easily get through a whole day, and usually part of the next day. Heavy use will require a daily charge, and constant use will sap it in less than a day. But even for someone used to 3-4 day charging intervals I don't think the W8 is unreasonable in this department.

Phones are pretty personal, so if you are a hard-core Apple fan then I don't know if you'd like ANY Android phone, but if you are looking for a good one this needs to be considered. Awesome machine!! (Posted on 3/18/13)
The BEST Smartphone that I have ever owned! Review by Franklin
Star
OVERALL - The BEST Smartphone that I have ever owned! I am an Iphone user for almost three years. I have been trying to use Andorid phone and tablet, I ended up back to iphone and ipad. This smartphone is one beautifully designed, well constructed, top of the line device! This review will be simple and to the point, if you're in the market for an Android device, this is it.

PROS - Very fast phone, Its slim form factor, the blue color, the large screen, its lightweight feel, and its variation of Android's Ice Cream Sandwich...oh and you can assign high quality photos to your contacts (that will make sense to those of you who hate the fact that MOST Android devices don't allow you to do this).better camera than iphone 4S, better sound quality than iphone 4S, send email attachment directly from the email, not like the iphone. (Posted on 3/16/13)
I'm in love with this phone! Review by Riley
Star
I must say, it's a match made in heaven--I'm in love with this phone! I've had my W8 for about a week now, and it's easily the best phone I've ever had. I use an iPhone 4s for work, and I like my W8 much more than the iPhone. The screen is huge but the phone itself easily fits into pockets (maybe not in girls pants).

I'm a light to moderate phone user - not a lot of call time, but I probably watch 5-10 videos a day and am on Twitter all the time. I also play games a couple times a day, and receive around 30 emails per day. Doing that for two days and I literally just got a 15% battery warning. Two full days with no charge.

So far im impressed, its like THL put their best work into this phone to become a genius. This phone by far is the best I have ever Owned . (Posted on 3/15/13)
This phone is perfect. Review by Thomas
Star
I purchased this phone and the features it has were much more than I anticipated. It works perfectly,GPS works not too bad either, If I don't use Google Maps, my phone lasts more than a day. With Maps usage, about 3/4 of a day. I can still do some multitasking like looking up something while working on an email or while on a phone call. I love it. (Posted on 3/14/13)
I'm pretty happy with this phone Review by Christine
Star
I'm pretty happy with this phone. It's fast and the screen is great for my kids movies. The volume button could have been bigger i love that the back camera is in the middle of the phone it's better for taking pics the front camera is good. the design of the phone is good for me large display. great job boost the camera quality is just wonderful takes a great picture.

As a former Iphone user I think this is comparable or even better than the Iphone 4. Its very fast and where I live the boost coverage has been pretty good. I think the best feature of this phone is the screen it beautiful. I also like the ability to add a 32GB Micro SD card. You can put movies and music right on the card and the phone will play them. (Posted on 3/13/13)
This phone is the best phone Review by Bonnie
Star
This phone is the best phone. This phone is everything I need and more.The phone processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, which is complemented by a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM. On the inside, the Epic 4G Touch packs 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

There's also an impressive 8-megapixel camera on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD video recording, as well as a secondary 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. (Posted on 3/13/13)
Very good smartphones lately. Review by Elvis
Star
I'm a tall guy with large hands. Navigating the phone with one hand is rarely an issue for me. It is very slim and very light and fits in every pair of pants pockets that I own.

I've come to love the size of the phone. There is a transition period to going to a larger phone like this, but I couldn't be more happy with this device. I'm more of an Apple guy and had the option to go with the 5, but I'm perfectly content with my Note for the time being.

Battery life is AMAZING. I definitely recommend hooking up to wifi and home and at work if you have the ability to. Configured correctly, I could go THREE DAYS between charges when connected to wifi. That is completely unheard of these days with smart phones. When signal drops, battery tends to drain faster of course, but this is hands down the best smartphone battery life.

Very good smartphones lately. (Posted on 3/12/13)
Amazing Phone Review by Gaby
Star
I did a lot of research into phones knowing that I wanted to get something that would do more than just email and Facebook. The answer was the W8 . This phone has the best of the W series and the best of a tablet all in one. I can back up my contacts on my Google email, the memory card moves photos, music, even movies and stores them though the internal memory is amazing. The processing is fast and effective when taking photos or running multiple apps. I can have music playing while reading my Kindle app or surf the web while playing on the Ancestry app. The size will seem strange but the adjustment is easy. With so many apps there is something for everyone. The best feature is the S pen, even if you don't use it to write like a pen it is a great tool for browsing or when you have nails like me (LOL). Bluetooth Was buggy on my old phone Solid performer here and notification sounds are finally routed thru bluetooth. Battery life, I can run the whole day no need to plug in. Simply the best phon I have had ever (Posted on 3/12/13)
this is the perfect marriage of quality and economy Review by Clement
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I have had the phone for a week . this is the perfect marriage of quality and economy. The phone is sleek, feels good in the hand, The phone overall is fast and the apps are beyond useful. There's probably more here than I'll ever need. And the fact that I can do it ,makes this a real bargain. I activated two phones online. Boost took care everything, from transferring our phone numbers to discontinuing the wireless service with ATT. And they did it quickly. All-in-all, a very good experience all the way round. (Posted on 3/11/13)
my very first android phone Review by Geoffrey
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I researched and found this particular phone and it is actually my very first android phone so I have nothing to compare it to.

Anyway, I am not "technologically savvy" so I needed something that was not going to require me to bust my brain trying to figure it out.
I am so pleased with the simplicity of navigating this phone!

I took an entire day of reading the manual, watching various YouTube videos and just fumbling around with it and within days I was able to operate it with ease.
I am told that it is a "lower level" android phone so I feel that it is the perfect phone to prepare me, (or any "newbie" like myself) for when I am ready to graduate to the next level :)

Like I said I am new to the android experience and I can now understand why a lot of android owners are always making a mad dash somewhere to plug in/charge their phones. Get some extra batteries and a car charger ASAP!
I also purchased a phone case, stylus, screen protector, car charger and an earpiece. All of these items have been so useful as well especially the stylus.

I have had no problems at all with my phone service, internet service, texting, any of the apps nor with customer service which I have heard can be very challenging.
I have a terrible sense of direction so the GPS does come in handy. It is amazingly accurate! I use it all of the time.

Simply put, I am loving this phone and I would certainly recommend it. (Posted on 3/9/13)
I don't think you'd be disappointed with the W8 Review by Nathaniel
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I did a lot of research. I looked into different no-contract plans and phones and I finally decided to stay with THL Mobile. They aren't great but neither are the options, we've talked to a few, and my daughter has Boost...they are the same, to me, as THL Mobile. I decided to give this phone a shot. I am so glad I did.

I have only had this phone a short time but I am very impressed. I charged and activated my phone. Since I already had an Android, I signed in to Google and with that came my contacts, calendar, and the Play store with all my apps. I went down the list, loaded the ones I wanted to keep, picked a few new ones, and the downloading began. They came across so quickly I was sure there were some missing, but there were not. The screen was crystal clear and responded perfectly. I organized my apps on to my pages and played with the phone for days. I tried streaming music with I Heart Radio and my Amazon MP3 music. I tried out a personal assistant app with voice recognition. I went through live wallpapers. I played games. All worked smoothly, no delays, not a peep of complaints about memory. Some things I took off, but the majority stayed. I love some of the widgets. Sound Hound is my favorite because I hate not knowing what the new song playing is...now I know!

The Android keyboard is fine, I have big fingers and little frustration. The fun is the Swype keyboard, where you touch the first letter but then don't pick your finger up until you finish tracing the word. It works so much better than I thought it would and I actually prefer it. The voice recognition is better than I thought, though I would like to see it do a little more.

Overall this phone is easy on the wallet, easy to use, a pleasure to own, and a nice example of an Android. If you are in the market for this type of phone, I don't think you'd be disappointed with the W8. (Posted on 3/8/13)
it's sleek. Review by Nora
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My boyfriend and I both got THL mobile. It's amazing how much better his is than mine. ThL W8 did a good job on the phone , from battery , light weight phone, access to virtually unlimited calling, streaming music, a camera, a camcorder, GPS Navigation, Wi-Fi & more. It also synchs with your google e-mail, calendar, wallet, etc. This phone he has thoguh is very good. It works well, it's sleek. (Posted on 3/8/13)
THL W8 elite phone is a good phone Review by Keith
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I purchased the phone through thlmobilestore on Friday 2/20/13, received it 4 days later and so far so good. I was able to install a 16gb class 10 mini SD card, added about 50 apps, half of which I still currently use most of the time and I still have about 160 to 199M memory left. Whatever apps could be saved on the SD card, I did so to save internal memory. The THL W8 elite phone is a good phone for its price. The battery life is good. It connection to the internet is fast.

With my old phone, I deleted as many apps as I could and monkeyed around with it, but it still got bogged down. Enter...ThL W8 Elite! In some ways, it does remind me of my old phone, but the screen is obviously larger. Unlike the Intercept, I find myself using styli more often then not. I also picked up a keyboard that allows me to type in larger blocks of text for notes, etc. It uses blutooth and I have to remember to go through some steps to use that. I had to order bypassing software in order to run it for my phone though a company overseas. Well worth it to me though. Read my other reviews about that story.

I found a protector frame (silicone?) for the phone which makes it look more like an I phone. I also have become efficient in removing the outer and inner frame in order to remove the battery, should it become necessary. And to think I also bought that other phone which prevents you from doing so.

The surprise with THL Mobile for me was that my monthly rate was going up. I guess I should have read all the very fine print provided on the website stating which models or release dates pertained to that change. Turns out, I don't mind so much since I made sure to use only wifi at home and the most minutes I've used are around 200 minutes/month, so I was able to stay with the cheapest plan now offered. I can also watch a movie streaming over 3G or wifi, no problem. THAT, my old phone could never do. Internet searches are now pretty good and I've used it often to compare online prices to store's prices.

All in all, I like this new phone pretty much and I would carry more often, but the added frame makes it a little to heavy to just throw in my pocket. I certainly wouldn't put it in a pocket without a case or protection of some kind. (Posted on 3/7/13)
A great phone for everyday use Review by Timothy
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I got this phone as a replacement for my old Nokia, and so far, everything was great. The initial setup went very quickly and easily. I was able to easily transfer all of my old contacts over to the new phone via BlueTooth, so I did not need to copy all of the contacts by hand.

Wifi works great. Built in hotspot although unlocked cannot be activated. Says call ATT to use hotspot data. If you know how to root android phones you can activate but since I do not and dont know anybody to root the phone im stuck using a phone with only 75% of its total capability. Camera takes awesome photos and the HD cam is just as good.

The 8 MP camera is great, it creates well focused high resolution pictures that you can easily move to your computer.

Overall, I am very impressed by this product, and now it is a tool that I cannot live a day without. (Posted on 3/6/13)
The W8 is an incredible phone Review by Spike
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The W8 is an incredible phone (much more so than my prior phone, regardless of the name). On the hardware, the screen is crisp and the user interface is intuitive through ICS. I like having a dedicated menu button and the lack of such hardware-based menu button on the iPhone made it a frustrating experience for me. The W8 is also an unusually large phone, but it is intended to be a content consumption device, although its size may be a deterrent for some. The only downside is that the lock button is on the right side of the phone directly across from the volume toggle button that also controls the ringer volume/vibrate/silent status and not on the top of the phone. This placement has caused me to unintentionally change the ringer status while trying to lock the phone given how I hold the phone. But besides that tweak, the hardware is solid and the camera is great. Notwithstanding other reviews here, I found the actual design and form factor of the phone to be a positive.

As for the software, I have no complaints. In fact, the more I use the phone, the more I like it. Tap into the Google Play store to load your favorite apps, and the W8 feels and functions as good as or better than any desktop or laptop I have ever had. I recognize that in another few months, there will likely be a better phone in the market, but this phone feels like a jump in technology and innovation from just a short while ago. And the good news - I am glad I don't have the iPhone and don't feel left out at all. (Posted on 3/5/13)
Great phone! Review by Marshal
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I switched to this phone from an iphone 4s. I really wanted the iphone 5, but could not find one in stock anywhere and got talked into this phone. I am glad that they talked me into it. I love the large screen!

I had never used an Android phone before so I had a bit of a learning curve because things weren't where I was used to them being. I do miss the apple style software and if apple made a phone this size I would probably prefer it. I am not crazy about Android based sofware, but it is OK.

I do love the phone, can't really say I have any complaints about it at all excpet for accidentally hitting the volume key when I turn the power off. Wish the power button was on the top, it would make it easier. Other than that, I am a happy camper!

if you want the freedom of doing anything you want to do with a cell phone. No problems here!!! (Posted on 3/5/13)
Chose this over an iPhone Review by Anthony
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This is my first smartphone...very pleased with my decision. I liked the bigger screen. Comes with great instructional video loaded that explains how to use everything including how to turn off background running programs to save battery life. Simple setup, easy learning curve, Looks amazing, nice sim card feature although I have not used it out of the US yet - we'll see about that. Amazing features, not sure I'll use them all but nice that they are there. My battery held for a day and a half - after I finished messing with it every minute of the day.I love listening to audio books on it, making lists, using the calendar and the camera is fun to use as well. There are lots of fun apps to download. (Posted on 3/4/13)
I love this phone. Review by Garfield
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I started off with the ThL W8 for my first android phone and this is a major upgrade in my eyes. It works great has a lot more great features like the front cam and pic effects. in many ways: Speed, memory, ice cream sandwich, front camera, surprisingly large screen for the size, much better rear camera, and a load of features that include turning on the speaker by turning the phone over. It does everything I want. Simply I put in my sim card from my mobil carrier in Guatemala and works at the first time without problems, then I set up my gmail account, my contacts and emails appear, very easy to use, I install all Angry Birds games and the performance, sounds and graphics are great. I love this phone. (Posted on 3/2/13)
Awesome phone Review by Louise
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Awesome phone, 8mp camera was enough reason for me to upgrade. And you can't beat Boost Mobile's unlimited text,talk,web
This phone is excellent, you can't go wrong with it.
The reception is great and is clear and sharp. I have had other phones not as good over the years.
Resolution is excellent and clear and just as good as the iPhone.
Nice camera, I use it a lot. (Posted on 3/2/13)
This is a wonderful phone Review by Hilton
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I bought the ThL W8 to replace my Samsung Replenish. I wanted more memory, a larger screen and a faster processor. This is a wonderful phone for the price you can't go wrong with it,but do urself a favor shop around you might find a cheaper deal hint hint. The ThL W8 fit all of those needs. So far I've been very pleased with my purchase. Reception has been better than my Replenish as well, this was a welcome surprise. It's light weight and the best thing so far is I took pictures of the christmas decorations to show my family and every little detail showed on the picture. This has been, so far, a solid phone. The fact that it was reasonably priced makes it all the more attractive. (Posted on 3/1/13)
looks elegant as the W8 Review by Cameron
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Both the wifi signal and 3g signal are stronger with the W8 than with my old THL, so internet pages load faster. The W8 connects to 3g at locations where the Prevail failed to locate a 3g signal.

The W8 has 1.7 gb of available internal memory for apps and also comes with a 2 gig SD memory card so you can load it up with some of your favorite songs. After I installed updates for all of the "stock" Google apps and downloaded and installed my favorite apps (moving some to the SD card) the internal memory still had 1.5 gb of open memory.

All of my favorite apps, such as Pandora Radio and Netflix run smoothly on the W8. I'd guess it is not the best phone for the most demanding 3D action games. However, Temple Run 2 runs smoothly, and Temple Run did NOT run on my Prevail.

THL installed some of its own apps and widgets on the W8, including the THL weather widget and the THL keyboard. I really like the THL keyboard because it places most common symbols on the main keyboard, so it is rarely necessary to switch to the symbol keyboard. The THL keyboard also does a great job of suggesting words as I type so when I get to "Gm...", it suggests "Gmail", and when I type "Andr...", it knows I am typing "Android". You can also install Swype, Swiftkey, or the Google keyboard if you prefer.

The W8 has Android 4.04 including and the Chrome web browser. I am still learning how the Chrome browser works, but Chrome loads internet pages quickly and Chrome has been more stable than the standard Android browser. You also can install other web browsers, such as the speedy Opera browser.

Videos, such as Netflix and Vevo look terrific on the W8's large, bright screen. Netflix sounds okay with the rear speaker with moderate volume levels (it sounds shrill at loud levels) and music and videos sound great using good ear buds or through a Bluetooth speaker. Temple Run 2, a game that puts a load on the CPU and graphics chip, runs smoothly, with great video and sound.

The biggest advantage of the large W8 screen has been how easy it is to read news articles. My old Prevail required lots of zooming to make articles readable, but with the W8's 4.3 inch screen,articles are clear and sharp, even without my reading glasses.

The camera takes good photos and nice videos in bright sunlight...but in bright sunlight ONLY. On a dark, overcast day and indoors the photos have dark, muddy colors, with poor contrast and lack sharpness. The camera's flash is programmed for a subject distance of four or five feet. A subject three feet away is washed out, and a subject ten feet away is a dim profile.

Battery life CAN be great...up to 24 hours per charge, if you use the THL power control toggles on the drop down notification screen. Neither 3G nor wifi are necessary for phone calls or texting. I turn OFF 3g, wifi, bluetooth, and GPS until they are actually needed. I turn on wifi a couple of times a day to download Gmail and to check the news and weather, then I turn wifi back off. The power module lets you "click" the screen brightness to "blinding" for outdoors and back to "normal" for indoors, which increases battery life.

The most demanding app for any phone battery is Netflix. When I stream Netflix over wifi, and broadcast the audio to an external speaker over bluetooth, I can get three hours to four hours on a single battery charge. If I limit my Netflix "fix" to an hour a day, I can still get up to 24 hours on a single battery charge. GPS with 3G will drain your battery in about three hours. Connect the W8 to a powerful car charger, such as the Motorola car charger, if you plan to use GPS for more than an hour or two a day.

BEST Case: Your W8 deserves protection. The best case protects your W8 without adding weight or bulk...the slim, light, dual layer case looks just as elegant as the W8. (Posted on 2/28/13)
Simply Amazing!! Review by Brent
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Simply Amazing!! That's my impression of this phone. The ThL W8 has everything you need, and more. It has a sleek, elegant design that gets alot of attention, and curiosity from friends. It performs as good as it looks. This android phone is very fast, smooth and stable. Video streams are high quality and vibrant. Phone calls are heard clearly (best of any phone I've owned). 3G is nothing to sneeze at, it's plenty fast for seamless, uninter upted video streams. 3G will easily get the job done without any complaints. This android from THL will easily draw attention away from those holding expensive iphones, as i can testify to this phenomenom. Spend a few hours reading online reviews of the ThL W8, then compare to others in this price range.....the result ends up being a "no brainer". Get the ThL W8 in your hand, and you'll know right away that you bought an absolutely amazing phone, at a give-away price. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!! (Posted on 2/28/13)
This phone is perfect Review by Steven
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This phone is perfect, but it gets 5 stars because for $25 a month and no minimum contract, it is absolutely unbeatable in terms of value. I was previously paying close to $70 a month for a non-smart phone that couldn't even function as that most of the time due to reception issues. Even including the initial cost of the phone, I will be saving myself almost $400 this year by switching to a smart phone. I still don't understand how this is possible.

The pros of the actual phone are that it is a droid phone that seems to function very well so far and is a good size for your pocket. Some others are just a little too big for me. If this is your first smart phone, then I don't think you could fail to be amazed by the stuff you can suddenly do on your phone, and by all the free software that is seconds away by download.

Battery life is great, but this depends on how you want to use it. If you need to be instantly notified about every email and will be using the phone constantly throughout the day, then this phone is not a solution for your needs. For me its fine though. When I am at my desk, I just turn the internet fully off as I can see emails etc on my desktop. Then when away from the desk (or at weekends), I turn the internet on and use Juice Defender to limit internet checking (e.g. receiving new emails and facebook messages etc) once every 15 minutes. This makes the phone get through the day without limiting it too much. Use QuickSettings to rapidly switch on and off Wi-Fi, blue tooth, GPS and internet.
I also have TaskKiller installed. There is much debate over whether this is a good thing or not, but I found that the built in photo viewer (Galleries) was using loads of battery even when I wasn't looking at it. Task Killer makes sure the program shuts down when you stop using the phone. I set it to allow all other tasks to remain open.

The other issue is internal memory. There are thousands of amazing apps out there. Most can be moved to your SD card, but many cannot. You will quickly run out of space on the W8 unless you are more frugal with your apps than anybody wants to be when first discovering so much free amazingness.

In summary, if you are someone who needs a THL, don't get this phone. If you are switching from an iphone, then you will probably be disappointed by the camera. BUT if you are someone who wants a very functional smart phone for an amazingly low monthly cost, AND no contract, then you can't go wrong with this phone. I am in love with it . (Posted on 2/27/13)
Serg Popov Review by pop-13
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у моего ребенка Thl W8 качество сборки да и сам телефон на высоком уровне.Спасибо разработчикам.Так держать!!!! (Posted on 2/26/13)
Great first smartphone Review by Cindy
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This is my first Smartphone. Based on the THL plan of $25 per month, This phone got some better reviews , so I gave it a whirl. GREAT DECISION!

It came well packaged, and set up was easy. Transferring my old THL number to this phone, and picking my $25 plan was a breeze. Me, being a rookie in the Smartphone world, could not make it do anything after it powered on. The THL CUSTOMERNOSERVICE Rep could not tell me what to do when I saw the green padlock symbol and the silver-grey volume button on my screen. He kept telling me I was seeing other stuff; I definitely was not. I kept pushing those buttons as hard as I could - they were useless. Then, merely by chance, I slid my finger on one of them and it moved! Who'd a thought? Duh!

I messed around with it long enough to know I didn't know what I was doing and ended up in an Android forum just for this phone: [...] Lots of good info on some apps to install, some apps to delete, some apps to avoid - the forum, and what people have done with the THL got me loving this phone instantly. If you're as new to Smartphones as I was, check it out.

Since I use Gmail, getting my email on here was easy. My contacts appeared instantly, as did my calendar. Love that syncability.

Haven't had any dropped calls in my first two months - clarity has been fine. It is a little hard to see the phone's screen to make calls in the bright sunlight.

For the Internet, I use the 3G when I am away from phone, WIFI when I am at home - It all works well for me. I downloaded a bunch of apps from the Android Market app store, and also some from the Amazon Android app store.

I'm not a texting person - if I were, I know I would consider a phone with a dedicated keyboard. I see other folks, more skilled than I, using these phones one-handed, so it works okay, I guess.

The Camera works simply, both as still photos and videos. Using Dropbox to transfer files to and from my computers is a snap. Plugging in the USB cord to my Mac computer allows me to transfer Podcasts and Audible books that I used to use on my MP3 player. When I traveled out of town, I used the Navigation app and the Maps app to replace my old Garmin auto navigation device. So the THL allows me to travel with two less pieces of electronics, and assorted cables, adaptors, etc.

I charge the battery nightly; I also have a charger for the car, which works as well. I don't think if I used the phone constantly all day that I could get through it without a charge someway or other.

Thus far, Android works well - and the phone, with all my contacts, is so easy even a Senior Citizen (me) can use it! Highly Recommended! (Posted on 2/26/13)
I really like this phone Review by Franklin
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I really like this phone, partly because it's a great improvement over my previous phone (Moto razr). It was also the best value I could find for a phone that has wifi calling capabilities (my workplace has really bad reception, so this is the only way to make calls). I've only been using it for a few days but so far it's been great. The call quality is good to excellent (depending on wifi signal/reception outdoors). Virgin also has a handy guide on their website which has details about all the functions on the phone, in case you haven't used a smartphone before. I also like the fact that I can install apps on the phone. The touchscreen is responsive and easy to use. Love Swype for texting :D

The processor is not the greatest however, and there is a 2-3 second lag at times (I usually see this when I want to rotate the screen). I don't know if there are other functions where this is the case. The battery will last a day tops if you have wifi/3g on all the time, but from what I've heard, all smartphones need to be charged at least once a day. The camera quality is ok, but forget about zooming in once you take the picture.

In conclusion: this is the best option that is out there. This phone has lots of functionality and the plans from Virgin are great. Of course, there are better phones out there but they are *at least* 2x as expensive and the plans cost much more. If you're considering this phone - get it!! (Posted on 2/25/13)
I am very satisfied Review by Spike
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I've been thinking about getting a smartphone for quite a while, but I was always put off by the expense, both of the devices themselves and of the long-term plans that go with them. Even though I absolutely love my iPod Touch and would not mind at all upgrading to an actual iPhone, What's more, I don't like to be tied down to a long-term contract. How on earth would I know if I'll still be able to make monthly phone payments in two years?

Of the phones available for purchase on the Beyond Talk plans, the THL seemed like the most reasonable and versatile. After about a week of ownership, this opinion has been amply justified. The phone arrived the day after I ordered it and within fifteen minutes I had activated it on THL Mobile's website and was good to go. The touch screen is very responsive, almost at the level of the iPhone, and the apps work briskly and smoothly. So far the Sprint 3G network has been very reliable and quick enough for most purposes. I'm still getting used to the idea that I can check my email even when I'm on the train! The battery life is the greatest but it can last a full day's use included making calls, checking email, browsing Google reader, etc. Also, the built-in camera is of very high quality. If I don't look closely I can't tell it's not HD.

All in all I am very satisfied with my investment. As far as I know it is the most reasonable smartphone (and plan) on the market today, perfect for middle-of-the-road users who like the extra functionality and the ability to use apps while on the road, while not needing the ability to say, stream HD video over 3G. (Posted on 2/23/13)
my ThL W8 is AWESOME! Review by Mickey
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Wow, my ThL W8 is AWESOME! This is my fist SmartPhone and it feels like a whole new world. I received it via USPS in two days, feel I got it for a great price, it is advertised at 250 on Virgin's web site and everywhere else I've seen it for sale, if you can't swing a lump sum payment, QVC sells it at 250 with 5 easy payments. I have had no problem figuring the phone out, just by playing with it. I have read other reviews that claim you can use the phone via wifi without activating the phone, and then you can use Skype to make calls.. I am more than happy with my plan from Virgin. Previous reviewers state they are getting unlimited text and web with 300 mins of talk for 25.00 a month, well the cheapest plan now is 35.00 a month, then 45.00 for 1200 mins, 55.00 for unlimited everything.., try getting that any of the big carriers. Calls are crisp and no dropped calls from my phone or area, (Las Vegas), I may still establish a Skype internet number if I feel I need more talk time, it sounds like a good idea so you don't exceed your minutes.
The only thing I find a bit challenging is the on screen keyboard, but, I find the talk to text option very helpful.

I read some really great reviews about the phone here before ordering it, and I want to thank the people that took time out to write the reviews. They are such a great help to finding the best products and deals.

Just want to thank the merchant for the great customer service. I ordered this phone two weeks go, within that time frame the price has come down twice, I e mailed the merchant both times and received two credit's for the difference. I'm a very happy shopper! (Posted on 2/22/13)
Love it! Review by Jason
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This has been an awesome phone. Love it!

1st reason... Price. The price of the phone and my plan is UNBEATABLE... that plus google voice make this a very affordable cell to make calls (even free calls over internet) or texts.

2nd reason... ROMS. WOW. thanks to the folks over at A.C and (other websites) . Not only can my phone go 2 days without a charge but i can play angry birds, netflix, flash support like the other high end phones ... but best of all I can achieve a 844 MHZ overclock! (Stock is 600mhz..)

3rd reason... The size. Some people complain about the screen size (even though its not significantly smaller than say the huweii) but i consider it a great thing. If i want to see a movie or play a game on a big screen then i will. But this phone fits perfect in my hand and pocket, its a the perfect size IMHO.

Over all its a "mid range" phone yet it can run circles around "high end" phones, with the proper knowledge.. I cant say enough good things about my phone. ... some people think my phone is a super expensive phone ... but i tell them its not. Its running 2.3.7 CM7 and lasts days... what more you need? (Posted on 2/21/13)
this is a good phone Review by Henry
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This is my first android phone and I love it. All it's features are wonderful, I love that I get options with ringtones. The voice quality is great, My favorite features are the google navigation and speech to text. I'm new to Virgin and it has been working ok for me. Sometimes there are problems with connecting to 3G but it seems to work better when I don't turn it to wifi only or sometimes if you just turn the phone on/off it's fixed. overall this is a good phone, better than most of the other ones out there. (Posted on 2/21/13)
I have been very happy with this phone Review by Harry
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This is my first smartphone. It really fits my budget but beyond its actual value in terms of purpose, functionality, and beauty. The signal both phone and 3g are great in our area in tucson. The phone itself is responsive with so many free apps available at android market. Nobody beats the monthly plan as well. Me happy happy! The best thing is, I can upgrade my phone later without thinking of money spent on this one and no contract. Great value for my money. It's like me saying in your face and forget you voracious old bill. My financial heart is no longer hurting each time i see my bill. Soothing to my pocket.

It has all the basics- camera, video recorder, unlimited texting, unlimited internet/data, and nearly endless ways to pay nearly nothing to keep it going as VM is really everywhere. Some people may choose to have a NICE smartphone, and use this ditch phone to keep the bills very low. Makes for a perfect smartphone for shameless cheapskates. It is definitely worth it to have a device like this as a great backup. One of those things to have and not need than need and not have these days ;) (Posted on 2/20/13)
I must have it Review by Albert
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I had been researching smartphones, particularly iphones and blackberries, for quite some time, but simply could not justify the upfront cost of the phone as well as the monthly costs. When I received a kindle fire and returned to texting on my tracphone, I knew I had to find a smartphone.

I read the reviews, particularly one about how the woman had set it up wirelessly before activating, and decided on "impulse" to buy it at Target for $250 (December 2012). I played with the phone for several weeks using only wifi, and then activated it. This is a great phone. call quality is crisp and clear. I have not had any dropped calls or poor quality anywhere I have been using my phone.

I have been very lucky with my battery life: with heavy texting and web surfing, I still get a solid two days of usage before I must recharge. I just installed a battery saver app, and now get even more time, although I'm still testing it to see just how much additional life I get out of it. (Posted on 2/19/13)
The best service ever Review by Riley
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The best service ever. Had no problems with the phone. It came quicker than I thought it would and works like brand new.There are no scratches, or scrapes or any sign of wear and tear on my phone. its worth every penny. I spent 3 paychecks to save up for it so it was worth the 250 dollars. Anyway, one thing I love about this thl is the camera and sharing options. The massive data space and the lattitude feature the browser is unmatched by any other it seems and I like the apps that can go with the top. I LOVE it!!! I would buy from them again. (Posted on 2/18/13)
This is a great phone honestly Review by Robert
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This is a great phone honestly. Don't get me wrong. It has a nice bright screen (5.0"), kickstand for viewing movies, Fast processor (RARELY lags), and more other great features. I received the phone decently packaged and came the phone and charger. The phone is almost flawless with the exception of two MINOR scratches on the sides. But when I turned the phone on, It had stuck pixels so some parts of the screen are brighter than others. It's really in between noticeable and non-noticeable. The phone came with Android 4.0 and could for now be upgraded to a better Android 4.1. Overall, It's a great phone. One of the best within a time span of the last 1 years. (Posted on 2/18/13)
we stopped overpaying every month Review by Marvin
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The phone was packaged very well. My wife was a previous THL owner before we stopped overpaying every month. She loves her new phone. Not just likes it, loves it. It's build quality is not janky, it feels solidly built. The screen is very responsive and looks great. Frankly I'm a bit jealous. (Posted on 2/16/13)
this is truly a phone worth considering Review by Charles
Star
ThL W8 is a nice handset that has some awesome features and specs. this is truly a phone worth considering. Heres some of the specs:

1.2 GHz Processor
1280 x 720 Display
Android 4.1
8 MP Camera with LED Flash

Design:

ThL W8 is gives the phone a nice sturdy and durable feel. For me i love it, because it makes the phone unique and it makes it stand-out against the straight bar phones today. One thing you will notice instantly about the phone is how light and thin it is. Its just mind blowing.

Camera:

The Camera might not be the latest, but it still takes decent shots. The 8 MP camera is equiped with THL's Image Sense Chip which helps takes images faster, and it does help alot. Indoor shots were a little grainy, but still were okay. Outdoor shots were great, although not as detailed, colors were very bright, and overall nice. The camera also has continuous shooting, which lets you take a continuous range of pictures, and you decide which one is the best photo, and the phone will delete the rest, saving only the picture you took. I found that feature pretty fun to use. The camera also has a wide-range of modes like Low light, panorama, HDR, and more. The camera can also record in up to 720p HD, which looked fantastic. Videos were very crisp and detailed. Another thing i liked about the camera was that while your taking a video, you can also take pictures at the same time. Overall this camera has a lot of neat features that it brings to the table, from continous shooting, to the video recording this camera is marvelous.

Performance:

The phone comes equiped with a 1.2 GHz processor. Doing basic day-to-day tasks was smooth and fast, but going through the web, and playing heavy graphic apps tend to make the phone lag alot. At times i found the phone freezing. Basic web searches seemed to make the phone feel overwhelmed and stressed out. So if you don't use the web a whole lot or play heavy intensive apps, you should be fine.

Screen:

The screen is something you have to see to believe. The screen is absolutly fantastic. The screen is 5" setting it above the the iphone 4 and 4s, and just a smidge below the iphone 5. So for those of you who think phones are getting too big these days, this could be the phone for you. The screen wasn't to large too hold in one hand, and i can touch all 4 corners of the screen using my thumb. Colors were vibrant and true-to-life, while text looked clear and sharp. Playing games and watching movies look great, and the viewing angles on this phone are spectacular.

Software:

The phone comes with Android 4.1. You get a decent amount of wallpapers and widgets to add to your 5 only screens. With Android 4.1 you get some of googles products preloaded, which include google+, google search, and access to the google play store.
(Posted on 2/5/13)
good phone Review by Billy
Star
I was still using an old flip phone for the longest time and finally decided to purchase a smartphone. going on about 5 months now. Everything works as it should and we really have no complaints. The battery charging issue seems to have been fixed long ago; the only issue I had was with a bad charging cord, which has nothing to do with this phone. I came from an THL first generation and actually chose this phone based on the fact that I loved my W8 but didn't particularly like its bulk. This one fits much better in my pocket. I'm not a heavy texter or phone internet user, so the screen size is adequate for my needs. I think this deal is hard to beat, especially since this service requires no contract. I highly recommend this phone! (Posted on 2/5/13)
Awesome phone Review by Michael
Star
I always thought that iPhone is top of the game - I mean, Apple products usually are, right?

Well, I was looking for a gift for my wife's birthday and I really didn't like price of unlocked iPhone. I'm not US citizen so I can't get it through contract, so my only option was to buy it for full price and lets be honest - it's greatly exaggerated. So, I opted to instead switch to Android phone.

It took me awhile to choose which phone to buy and in the end, Inspire won with it's easily affordable price. Seriously, you can buy 2 of these for a price of 1 iPhone! And that is actually what I did - I bought one, used it for a week .

Lets be honest, phone is perfect. Yeah, battery could be stronger (get yourself 2000 mAh or stronger one for roughly $10), software could be slightly more polished but in all honesty, this is a 5 star phone.

PROs:

* HUGE screen! And with high resolution, wow!
* Easy to customize (software and hardware [i.e. stronger battery]). Take that, iPhone!
* PRICE! Did I mention that you can buy 2 of these for the price of 1 iPhone? Seriously? Steve, you've been awesome guy, may you rest in peace, but your products have been greatly overpriced.
* 8 MP camera! (not the best quality but surprisingly good)

CONs:

* BIG! Seriously, forget about carrying it in your pocket. This is mini tablet, I kid you not. I still love it. :)

For me, this is easy decision - this phone trumps anything else in the market when it comes to price/specs ratio. Yeah I know, everybody wants iPhone 4s, Samsung Galaxy S2 etc, but seriously, they can't really offer you much more considering huge price gap between them and this phone. (Posted on 2/4/13)