Base Lutea Varia in the Practice Test

Smartphone in mobile format: the lutea Varia fit into any pocket, two phones in one – thanks to dual-SIM feature and is only 90 euros.

Base lutea Varia: first impression

The base lutea comes Varia in the format of a classic mobile phone. Therefore the display fails small something, so that the Smartphone is not particularly convenient to use. The screen is large only 3.2 inches at a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels . The writings of the Android-2.3.6-interface are therefore equally small how pixelated.

And yet the space and pixel lack is here quite elegantly solved: the user interface is cleverly adapted to the small space. Also base Android 2.3 has added a few extras, about environment profiles to control the ringtones. Like the lutea 3, also the Varia comes from TCT mobile, better known under the brand name of Alcatel.

Who a compact Android Smartphone affordable (only €90!) searches, is with the small display well can live, as well as with the moderate performance. She barely slows down the operation, but scrolling through long lists here just not as elegant as Smartphones powered by stronger runs.

The compromise succeeded also in the processing . The base Varia is noticeably made of plastic, but the matte surface of our test device conveys a touch of elegance and is finger grease immune – as opposed to the mostly black front. Base attaches a removable cover in white, by the way. The battery cover firmly and securely free, including it is really interesting: in addition to a slot for a memory card a double SIM card slot can be found here.

The lutea can manage so simultaneously Varia Two SIM cards. When you first start, you can set what SIM card in everyday life is used by default and that separately for calls, SMS or data traffic. The status bar can change that at any time quickly and without detours from the menu.

Who likes at the dual-SIM capability, should however the restrictions at the base lutea Varia in sight have: display and performance we have mentioned, the camera is sufficient only for simple snapshots, the internal memory is extremely small.

Base lutea Varia: facilities

  • +Dual SIM function
  • +Memory card (2 GB) and removable cover included
  • +fast Internet access via Wi-FI and HSPA
  • +much additional software (apps) pre-installed
  • -poor camera

Base lutea Varia: operation

+ compact format + good Anyway -small, coarse resolution display text input due to the small screen Mühsam-weak processor

Base lutea Varia: buy or wait?

The base lutea has to offer much Varia for 90 euro. The dual-SIM feature among the highlights. Otherwise, there is a quite solid Smartphone facilities. In terms of operation impatient heavy handed pilots with the lutea will become friends difficult Varia, some hindsight is needed here. There is also a well processed Smartphone in mobile format.

Technical data:

  • Dimensions: 113 x 59 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 124 g
  • Display: 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 pixels
  • Processor: 650 MHz single core processor
  • Platform: Android 2.3