Aldi’s special buys which begin on Wednesday next week include a variety of electonics, TV’s, Windows tablets as well as two Android products to peruse, an Onix branded phone and FullHD Android Media box.
The Onix branded phone is their second handset to sell through Aldi, although their first Android phone. With the first being the basic feature phone that was sold when Aldi first launched ‘Aldi Mobile’ in March last year.
The phone is nothing particularly memorable, and is very much aimed at the entry level smartphone market. While it is Dual-SIM compatible the rest of the specs leave a lot to be desired :
- 4″ Screen
- 1GHz Dual-Core CPU
- 4GB internal storage with microSD Card up to 32GB
- 2MP Camera and VGA Front-facing camera
- Bluetooth, GPS
- Dual SIM
- Android 4.2
The only bonus is that the phone appears to come in a choice of Black or White. There’s a 1 Year Warranty on the phone but no mention of the usual 60 Day satisfaction guarantee which usually accompanies Aldi phones. At $119 it’s a pretty decent cheapish option for someone looking at a very entry level smartphone.
Next up is something a little more interesting, the Bauhn FullHD Android Media Box. The Media Box supports FullHD 1080P video out and contains both wired and wireless network connections for media streaming from a DLNA server or web surfing. The Media Box also comes with Google Play so you can install a host of video streaming Apps such as
SBS On-Demand, TenPlay or iview.
Full Specs for the Bauhn FullHD Android Media Player(AMC-014) are available on Bauhn’s website but include :
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB on-board storage with MicroSD Card Slot up to 32GB
- WiFi iEEE 802.11 b/g/n and RJ45 Ethernet interface 10/100M
- USB Host x 2, RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI(Full HD 1080p Video Output)
- Android 4.0 ICS
- 128.90 x 99.80 x 22.10
- Video File Support : MKV, AVI, MP4, MPG, MTS, RMVB, FLV, RM, 3GP, MOV
- Image : BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF
- Audio : MP3, WAV, WMA, PCM, AC3, AAC, OGG, M4A
- DNLA, Airplay, UPNP
The box does come with a remote and supports microSD Cards up to 32GB to play videos back from, or you can use a USB drive in one of the two USB ports. With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board it’s not going to be the best experience but it’s not Gingerbread so that’s something. The Bauhn FullHD Android Media Box comes with a 1 year warranty as well as a 60 day satisfaction return warranty.
Both of these Android devices go on-sale in Aldi stores on Wednesday the 26th of March. Head over to Aldi webpage to check out your local stores opening times.