November 24, 2014

Sciphone's G2 Stinks Something Aweful

We held off covering this handset this week as it just doesn’t seem worth it. There’s a handful of sites reporting that this device is the “next Android handset” like it’s lining up on the docks, ready to ship out. The truth is, if this thing is even legit, it’s not like we’re going to see them here in the United States.

Everyone knows about judging books by their covers but the website for the phone is ridiculous.  We can’t even tell what the official name is. Is it the Sciphone, G2, or Anddream? It looks like it was pieced together using all of the rumored names and specs from phones over the last year.

Looking through the actual specs, we see some serious problems. For starters, there is no keyboard. Since there is no viable onscreen keyboard that we’ve encountered, this device is lacking input capability. Sure, there could be something that Sciphone has created for touchscreen, but we’re doubting it. There’s just something telling us that whoever these guys are, they don’t have a true grasp of Android. What, pray tell is Android Home Edition?

We’d file this thing in the same category as the ZZZ Phone. Junk not worth talking about. We’d love to be wrong, but we don’t think we are. Don’t expect us to talk about this one anymore.

  • http://www.g1tube.com G1Tube

    Agree, website does look pretty bad, although it has got people talking???

  • shaun

    Under 12 mm thick with a 1500mah battery?

    In a way, it might be a good thing that this has cropped up, since the shop icon takes you to one of those wonderful stores where the knockoff iPhones hang out. There is no way on earth the device can be delivered, at least not in a way that won’t see someone at least trying to take them to court.

    As for the zzzPhone – it might turn up in Australia (via Kogan is it?), and completely kill Android off down under. Chinese RipTech, don’t you just love it?

  • shaun

    Oh hang on. On the accessories page, it says Lithium batteries (2 pieces 1500mAh) – does this mean 2 1500s, or 2 750s? Also, a handwriting stylus, and a retail package (the box is an accessory). But the home charger is quite cool! Cheap, but cool.

  • Mera

    You guys are quite wrong……coz

    *IT DOES HAVE AN ON-Screen QWERTY keyboard.
    *The name of the company is Sciphone. The model no. is G2, and Dream is the name of the series ( Dream G2+ has wifi).

    So i guess u guys are lovin’ it, coz u ARE WRONG!

  • Joe

    The Dream G2 is a wonderful phone with some very simple, easy to use features, which makes it very user friendly. Great for someone who wants a good phone with extra gadgets, but who is not very tech savvy. Thumbs up.

  • http://www.thriftybeatnik.co.uk The Thrifty Beatnik

    I just picked one of these up:

    Works pretty much the same as a G2 Andriod but without the worry of cost. wi-fi is a good feature especially if your lost in an unknown city. Obviously its not as great quality as an Andriod but if your tight with money like myself its an ace addition x

  • Whitt

    g2 now quad band also.

  • Whitt

    If you want a good low price real android phone then go for the just released sciphone n21 or n19

  • http://www.stelmospc.com dave

    bought the n21 they also have the n19 from http://www.stelmospc.com it work great