Overview of the Utano Barrier T180
THIS IS A DUAL SIM SMARTPHONE. THIS MEANS YOU CAN HAVE 2 SIM CARDS WORKING IN THIS PHONE AT THE SAME TIME. FOR EXAMPLE 1 FOR BUSINESS & 1 FOR PERSONAL. THE PHONE SHOWS YOU FROM WHICH SIM YOU ARE RECEIVING CALLS AND TEXT MESSAGES AS WELL AS BEING ABLE TO SELECT FROM WHICH SIM YOU WISH TO MAKE THE CALL OR SEND THE TEXT MESSAGE.
YOU COULD EVEN HAVE 1 SIM FOR CALL'S & TEXTS AND 1 FOR DATA/INTERNET CONNECTIVITY.
PERFECT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER OR BUSINESS OWNER.
If you are the type of person who needs a rugged Smartphone the Utano Barrier T180, is sure to be of interest to you. It features a protection rating of IP67, which means that it is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. Additionally it has dual SIM card slots, for simultaneous installation of up to 2 x SIM cards. There is additionally a 3.2” display, which features vibrant bright colours and HSPA connectivity for keeping you in communication.
This is the first time we have seen a dual SIM Smartphone within the UK which uses Android. Anyone who regularly travels abroad will understand the benefit of being able to use alternative network providers in different countries, without having to constantly remove the battery.
The rugged design of the Utano Barrier T180 means that it can be taken to where you need it. It is able to withstand water, shocks and dust, so you don’t need to be constantly worrying about it.
Not only do you want your Smartphone to be tough, you also want it to be capable of running the latest apps. The Utano Barrier T180 features a 800MHz Qualcomm processor, so you’ll be able to experience a responsive user interface and access to your favourite media.
To ensure that you can fully utilise your apps a 3.2” capacitive IPS panel has been included. This provides bright vibrant colours and has the benefit that you have a wide viewing angle. It will also bring videos and photos to life, so you can fully enjoy them.
Responsive and fast web browsing is available due to the inclusion of HSPA connectivity. This provides download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, keeping you in communication while on the move. There is additionally wireless networking enabling you to take advantage of public access points.
PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE DESIGN OF THIS DEVICE YOU NEED TO USE THE PROVIDED USB CABLE & OFFICIAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES AS MOST AFTER MARKET CABLES & ADAPTORS WILL NOT FIT INTO THE MICRO USB CONNECTION. THE MICRO USB PORT ON THE DEVICE IS RECESSED AND THEREFORE NEEDS A SPECIALLY ADAPTED MICRO USB CABLE.
YOU CAN BUY A REPLACEMENT USB CABLE HERE
YOU CAN BUY A REPLACEMENT BATTERY HERE
Features of the Utano Barrier T180
- Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
- Dual SIM card slots
- Protection Rating of 67
- Waterproof, Shockproof & Dustproof
- HSPA connectivity
- German Engineered
- FM Radio
What's in the Box of the Utano Barrier T180?
- Utano Barrier T180
- USB Data Cable
- AC Adapter
- Carabiner with compass
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||32GB|
|Resolution||480 x 320 pixels|
|Other||Capacitive IPS panel|
|Speed||Download up to 7.2 Mbps Upload up to 384 Kbps|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Hardware Buttons||Volume up/down keys/Camera Key/Torch|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Near Field Communication|
|Type||Polymer Li-ion battery|
|GSM||Up to 550 mins|
|GSM||Up to 360 hours or Up to 120 hours dual SIM|
|Dimensions||125 x 65 x 20.5 mm|
|Other||Water, dust & shock resistant. Tested to IP67|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
It has a standard SIM card slot.
Do you have a question?
|Overall Rating||2 Stars||Ok|
Recommend to a friend? No
I bought this handset back in July 2012. I was initially impressed with the specifications, particularly the ruggedness aspects.
Clove Response: Regarding pont 2, this is an issue with the battery and has been resolved with a replacement of the battery."
||4 Stars||Very Good|
Recommend to a friend? Yes
"Very pleased with this phone. Dual sim is an ace feature and is very flexible. Always prompting you to select either for call or text, even if recieved on opposite sim. Well made. Ace features. Given a 4 and not 5 due to camera not being that good and the charger is a mini usb and you need to use the utano one due to deep socket. Android is slick and a mile better than my old Nokia N8."
Recommend to a friend? No
"I am writing this review to help prospective buyers of this phone who, like me, are unable to to find any meaningful information prior to purchase. I bought the phone from Avides in Germany, through the Amazon UK website. I chose Avides because they offered a one month no questions return policy and free delivery. I lost only the carriage sending it back, which I don't mind - It's not their fault that the phone's specifications were lacking. Anyway, trying to keep it as brief as possible, but also detailed, here goes:-
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