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NGM Forward Prime

Dual SIM


NGM Forward Prime Overview

With the Prime, NGM provide a powerful and affordable mid-range smartphone for their Forward line of handsets.

Prime isn't the largest or most powerful Forward Smartphone, however it is probably the first you will hear of from NGM and may will be the top of the Italian manufacturer's list of devices to shout about. The simple, understated design gets you through the day without drawing attention to itself, yet also delivers a top-quality experience where it matters.

Like all NGM smartphones, Prime features dual-SIM capabilities (with 1 standard and 1 micro SIM slot), with the capability to choose 3G data connection on either of them.

IRIDIA Display

The Prime's 4.7 inch display is at just the right size to deliver excellent pixel density with a 1080p screen, without making the phone too large to handle. The IRIDIA technology has been specifically developed to eliminate optimum viewing angles, in an attempt to provide almost pure 180° viewing without colour degradation or blurring.

NGM has also favoured the use of Dragontrail glass (as seen in Sony's most recent Xperia Z devices) to strengthen and toughen the screen, making scratches and light impact damage a thing of the past.

Added value applications

When top quality hardware is cheaper than ever, it gets harder to stand out on specifications alone. For this reason, NGM include a cool toolbox to get you started with Forward Prime.

First up is SwiftKey 4, the most popular paid keyboard application available for Android. With Swiftkey's intelligent learning algorithms, adaptable correction, word suggestion and optional swipe input, you might find yourself typing up to 30% faster, all for free.

NGM Dual SIM Smart Dial is on hand to associate contacts with a particular SIM. Anyone using dual SIM phones will know the annoyance of needing to confirm which SIM is being used every time you call or message. With Smart Dial, SIM-associated contacts can be reached without this extra confirmation step.

Navigation is something many of us now take for granted, with the prevalence of free mapping technologies and data conections. Amongst all this free use however, it can be easy to forget that data connection is not always available, or can be unreliable, especially in other countries. In addition, offline mode for Google Maps doesn't always deliver and an alternative can be needed. NGM Navigation© uses Tele Atlas maps, which can be downloaded in advance of travelling from the NGM website (free downloads & updates for Europe, USA & Canada).

Gamers won't be left out either, with a full free installation of Gameloft's Asphalt 6 racer waiting for you, alongside 2 free trial versions of other Gameloft classics. Finally, you can also be ready for decent document compatibility with Kingsoft Office for Android ready to go on your new Forward Prime.

Reasons to buy NGM Forward Prime

  • Android 4.2.1
  • 4.7" 720 x 1280 IRIDIA IPS screen with Dragontrail glass
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MT6589W processor
  • 1 GB RAM / 16GB storage / micro SD up to 32GB
  • 8 MP camera / 2 MP front-facing
  • Dual SIM (1 standard / 1 micro)
  • 3G 900 / 2100 MHz (either SIM)
  • Swiftkey / NGM Navigation / NGM Dual SIM Smart Dial / Kingsoft Office / Asphalt 6

What's in the box of NGM Forward Prime?

  • NGM Forward Prime handset
  • Battery
  • Mains charger
  • USB cable
  • Stereo Hi-Tech headphones
  • User manual


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.2.1
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.2 GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelMediaTek MT6589W
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)32 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.7
  • Resolution 720 x 1280
  • OtherDragontrail™ toughening and scratch resistance.
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz (SIM 1 OR 2)
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsA2DP, LE
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB
  • PowerMicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherHDR, Geotagging, Touch focus, self-timer, panorama, gesture shot, face detection, best shot, hardkey shot
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type2 MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity1,800 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions137.5 x 68.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight 125 grams
SoftwareNGM Navigation System, NGM Smart Dial
OtherSwiftKey 4, Gameloft Asphalt 6, Kingsoft Office
Warranty24 months


DataSheet_Forward Prime_EN.pdf DataSheet_Forward Prime_EN.pdf (1104KB)
QuickGuide_ForwardPrime_EN.pdf QuickGuide_ForwardPrime_EN.pdf (5429KB)



Will my phone work

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:

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 manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a standard SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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