Aldi to sell 4″ Medion Smartphone and Bauhn 10″ 3G tablet

Aldi 13th July
Aldi has not had a Smartphone in stock since the launch of their Aldi Mobile service back in March, when from all accounts it sold out; with many potential customers missing out on what seems to have been a limited run. Aldi advised that the original Bauhn Smartphone they stocked was an inital one-off ‘Special Buy’ which would only be available until sold out. The latest Aldi catalogue however shows a new Medion branded Smartphone to go on-sale from next Saturday the 13th of July, it also shows a repeat of the 3G enabled Bauhn 10″ tablet that went on-sale in early June.

The latest Aldi ‘Special Buy’ is for a Medion branded Smartphone which will sell for $149. It runs Android 4.1 on a Dual-Core 1GHz CPU has a 4″ WVGA(800×480) screen and comes in a dual-SIM format. It’s pre-loaded with some Apps straight off the bat, including Documents to Go, MEDION GoPal Outdoor App – a navigation app aimed at hikers, climbers, geocachers and cyclists – and a 30 day trial of Kaspersky Mobile Security, the Phone also includes Google Play access.

Full Specs, Medion E4002(MD 98388) :

  • 4″ WVGA(800×480) touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage with microSD slot up to 32 GBr
  • 5.0MP Rear Camera & 0.3MP Front-Facing Camera
  • WiFi, FM Radio, MP3 Player, Video Player & Bluetooth 4.0 function
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • UMTS (850/2100 MHz)
  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 4.1
  • 1,500mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 64x126x12mm @ 137 grams

You’ll receive the usual accessories in the box -Lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, USB data transfer/charging cable and Stereo headset, but if you want to get a little more for your new toy, there is an accessory pack available for $14.99 that includes a USB Car Charger, Earbuds and leather-look pouch to protect your phone.
Medion Accessory

The Bauhn WL-101QGC was previously on-sale as an Aldi ‘Special Buy’ back in early June, but in what seemed to be a first for an Android tablet at Aldi, did not seem to do that well. I personally saw left over stock at two stores a week after the promotion began. The tablet itself is fairly decent at the $249 price point, especially considering the 3G radio included.

Full Specs, Bauhn WL-101QGC :

  • 10.1″ 1280 x 800 Resolution IPS Display
  • QualComm MSM8225Q Quad Core 1.2Ghz
  • 4 GB on-board storage + 16GB Micro SD Card included
  • 5.0MP Auto Focus Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front facing Camera
  • WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n,Bluetooth: 3.0, GPS,
  • 3G: WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • 6000mAh Li-Polymer Battery

Aldi will again be selling an accessory pack for the Bauhn tablet, which they also sold back in June. The tablet accessory pack includes a case, earphones, car charger and USB to DC cable for $19.99.

Both the Medion Smartphone and the Bauhn 3G tablet come with a One Year warranty as well as a 60 Day money back guarantee. They go on-sale next Saturday the 13th of July, check your local store for opening times.

Will you be getting either of these?

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  • nevetsg

    “high quality in-ear earphones” for less than $15. I think not.

  • Enrico

    Any info about the screen ppi?

  • Happy Dog

    cheap and nasty pieces of hardware. They are giving Android a bad name!

  • steelbytes

    bought their tablet a couple of weeks ago (see earlier ausdroid for info), and had to take it back after a couple of days as the audio stopped working. interestingly, it would display a headphone icon even when the headphones weren’t plugged it

  • Rick

    A bargain – just lacks in the looks dept that the similar specs twice-priced Samsung tablet offers. Does everything it is supposed to do IMO. The earphone jack has a bit of crackle if the jack is moved in the hole but for $249 who cares!

  • Saltbush Bill

    I don’t ask much of a phone. Apart for taking and making calls and texts, I only want it to play my MP3 sound bites for the various alarms, ring tones and calendar events built in. This one is not much of a ‘smartphone’ I’m afraid – it is incapable of doing this. Bought one today and it’s going back tomorrow.

  • surfcoastsurfer

    I have a Aldi Bauhn 4.5″ smartphone & I am very happy. Just 2 questions for owners, when texting – how do you make the phone not click when inputting letters / numbers. I have found I have to put the phone on silent, is there another solution. Also what silicone or hard cover can I buy that will fit my phone? Thanks for you help. My email is surfcoastsurfer@hot

    • pocketfrog

      Go to settings-sound-touch sounds and untick the box.

  • Chris Hay

    Does anyone else find the medlon ph has poor sound. Doesn’t ring loud. And hard to hear voice calls. Even on speaker ph I had trouble hearing person on otherline over my kids. I had to hop out of my car to finish call.

  • fred

    I bought the 4″ phone as well and found the sound quality is very poor. Sound of ring tone way too quiet, so as a phone, it fails miserably. The android side is fine but as this is a phone first it has to go back. (unless someone out there has a fix for ringtone and sound problem?

  • V Mckee

    had this phone for 20 days 4″ sound quality is the worst ever cant hear it ring even a few feet away camera led is poor so shots are poor thanks god they have a 60 day return policy.

  • sue

    Maybe stupid question but should the film on phone peel off can it be replaced

  • sez56

    The phone is hopeless. I was upgrading an Alcatel 918D in which I was using a Telstra phone sim for phone & messaging and a Virgin sim (from a datastick) for data only. My Alcatel picked up 4 bars of Telstra and 3 of Virgin (Optus network) – I’m in a fringe area. The Medion picked up 3 bars of Telstra and 1 of Virgin – not enough to even google with. Needless to say Aldi smartphone is going back and I’ll stay with my Alcatel. V. Disappointed. :(

  • Helen

    How do you edit your contacts on the aldi smart phone. I can add but not edit. Everyone says there is dots at the top but I cannot see any.

    • Daniel Tyson

      Hi Helen,
      You may need to go open the contact before the 3 dots option appears. Alternatively try a long press on the contact and see if a menu appears.