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Utano Barrier T180

Rugged Dual SIM Android Smartphone
UT-T180-Q5
Discontinued
24
MONTHS WARRANTY

Description

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
  • Earphones
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery
  • Carabiner with compass

Specification

SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • Custom Skin
Processor
  • Speed800 MHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM7227-1-T
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDHC
  • Capacity (Up to)32GB
RAM256 MB
ROM512 MB
Internal Storage
  • Capacity
Display/Screen
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size3.2
  • TypeHVGA
  • Resolution 480 x 320 pixels
  • OtherCapacitive IPS panel
GSM/GPRSYes
  • Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Speed
3G/HSPAYes
  • Frequencies900/1900/2100MHz
  • SpeedDownload up to 7.2 Mbps Upload up to 384 Kbps
4G
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
BluetoothYes
  • Version2.1
  • FunctionsSDP/GAP/A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/HFP/OPP/PBAP
WiFiYes
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
DLNA
  • Version
Ports
  • DataMicroUSB 2.0
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
FacebookYes
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsVolume up/down keys/Camera Key/Torch
  • Other
GPSYes
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
CameraYes
  • Megapixels5
  • Flash
  • Camera LensCMOS
  • OtherAuto-Focus
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type300K
Sensors
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light Sensor
Audio
  • FormatsAMR,MIDI,MP3,AAC,MPEG4,H.263,H.264,3GP
  • RecordingMPEG4, H263
Video
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
Battery
  • Capacity2000 mAh
  • TypePolymer Li-ion battery
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 550 mins
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 360 hours or Up to 120 hours dual SIM
  • 3G
Dimensions125 x 65 x 20.5 mm
Weight 160g
Software
OtherWater, dust & shock resistant. Tested to IP67
Warranty24 months

Documents

Utano_Battier_Safety_Warranty.pdf Utano_Battier_Safety_Warranty.pdf (1212KB)
Utano_Barrier_T180_Short_User_Manaul.pdf Utano_Barrier_T180_Short_User_Manaul.pdf (15395KB)

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FAQs

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: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.

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Reviews

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  • fastcbr1100 18/11/2012 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.
  • Ad2dad 12/9/2012 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:-
    The phone seems to be identical to the JCB rugged Android phone, but with orange plastic instead of yellow, and dual active SIM. I did not try the phone with a SIM, I only tested it on WiFi (WLAN), which was enough to find out what I needed to know. The phone shows up on the Android Market (sorry, I mean Google Play) website as a "Brighter HW-T18". Despite what you may read, out-of-the-box, when you first switch it on, it shows 41MB of storage used and 117MB free - that's it and immediately, Google Play will update itself and steal another 10MB of that. With no apps running, it shows 44MB of RAM used and 91MB free; in this state the GUI is very snappy and responsive and really nice to use, the screen is good quality, both visually and to the touch. However, open a few apps and that RAM soon disappears and the thing slows down quite considerably. About the camera: If any of you have seen the YouTube unboxing videos, there are a few things you should know. The LED torch on the back is NOT a camera flash doubling as a torch, it's JUST a torch. It's great that you can switch it on by pressing a button and it goes off when you let go of the button, it also works when the phone is off - but it's just a torch, the camera has no flash. The button that is described as a Capture Button in the manual is not; it just opens the camera app but you have to hold it for quite a long time - it doesn't save any time and you still have to touch the screen to take the photo. There is no touch-to-focus, the autofocus is dodgy and the picture quality is quite poor. There are lots of settings in the camera, but they all just make things worse. If anyone watched the German-language review on YouTube, you may have seen Raw capture come up as an option in the camera menu - this would have been fantastic but, alas, it was not to be - well mine didn't have it. I don't speak German so I don't know if the video was a hoax, a prototype, or what. I'm an engineer and do outdoor pursuits when I'm not working, so a rugged, waterproof Android phone with a long battery life is what I'm looking for, I also want call receive and end buttons. This has the potential to be a great phone. The build quality was pretty good, it feels nice in the hand, the screen is low resolution, but I knew that and it helps with battery life (it has a 2Ah battery). The screen is bright, with no auto-brighness facility and small enough to hold in one hand and operate with your thumb, this part I really like (I think the screen is advertised as some sort of Gorilla glass - I'm not so sure sure, it felt like plastic but not bad). However, the manufacturer has skimped so much on the storage and RAM that it makes the phone useless unless you don't want to install any apps (why have a smartphone?). Even when moving apps to SD, not everything goes to the SD and some apps can't be moved to SD so with a few essential apps it will quickly get full. Choosing which of your favourite apps to delete is like deciding which of your children to give away. As for the camera - make it a decent one, or don't bother. This phone was not a bad price but I would happily have paid more for more storage and RAM and a decent camera - these were deal breakers for me. I hope that someone finds this useful.
  • milog 25/2/2015 Recommend to a friend? No
    Hopeless, inadequate useless. Tough yes, useful as a phone absolutely not. Incredibly slow, crashes all the time when surfing or typing emails. Pointless as a smartphone. Should only be used for making calls - as long as you don't want to look at the screen - resolution and visibility are utter cack. Ive moved on to a sony xperia, tough and 100% waterproof and android system is great.
    Don't get suckered in to thinking you need a phone this tough. Its CR8P!
  • Sam Han 24/1/2013 Recommend to a friend? No

    I bought this handset back in July 2012. I was initially impressed with the specifications, particularly the ruggedness aspects.

    Once I got the phone I was quite disappointed with its performance. I encountered several issues that weren’t actual faults but bad software programming. These issues are:

    1 – Orange short codes: when I try to send an sms to orange short code numbers such as 453 or 241; the phone doesn’t allow and gives the following message: “Cannot send message. You message invalid number”. I have put the sim card in another android handset and it sent the sms without any problems. I received the code within seconds. If you are an orange customer, then you can forget about using this handset.

    2 – Phone re-starts itself for no apparent reason: I have noticed that my phone sometimes, for no evident reason restarts itself. This has happened several times and the last time it occurred I was in a middle of a telephone conversation. In my experience, the increased frequency of an error is an indication of an impending fault.

    3 – Loss of signal: Occasionally, the phone loses signal and I get a ‘no service’ on one or both of the sim cards. This happens haphazardly without warning. I’ve lost calls because of this. This has happened while I was outdoors where the signal strength is at maximum.

    There are only two good things about the handset: Ruggedness and long battery life. Aside from that I strongly recommend that no one buys this phone. It is utterly useless.

    Clove Response: Regarding pont 2, this is an issue with the battery and has been resolved with a replacement of the battery.


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