GOCLEVER FONE 570Q – Initial Impressions

GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions

I’ve always been a fan of large oversized phones and also dual SIM phones, so imagine what I was like when a large white device with dual SIM slots arrived on my desk. I opened it up and I did a double take, I was hit with a sense of dèjá vu. It is basically a Galaxy Note II, on the outside anyway.


GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions

GOCLEVER are a company that have a selection of tablets and phones in their current range, the 570q is their top of the range device. I’ve got one for the next few weeks and here are my initial impressions. Starting with my good and bad points.

Good Points

  • Nice size
  • Stylus
  • Dual SIM
  • Micro SD
  • Android 4.2
  • It comes with a clear TPU case in the box

Bad Points

  • Galaxy Note II clone
  • Quite plasticy
  • Full size SIMs
  • Screen viewing angles a little off
  • Peculiar internal memory partitioning that makes the already small storage seem worse

Design

The design of the GOCLEVER 570q is basically the same as the Galaxy Note II. With a few differences, first of all the 570q is bigger and thicker. The front facing camera and sensors are on the opposite side and the microphone is also on the opposite side.

Take a look at these photos for more of an idea.

Hardware

The spec on the GOCLEVER 570q is pretty mid range. Take a look below.

  • Display – 5.7” 1280×720 IPS LCD multi-touch
  • CPU – MTK6589 1.2GHz (Cortex A7) Quad Core
  • GPU – SGX544 (4core)
  • Android 4.2
  • RAM – 1GB DDR2
  • ROM – 4GB eMMC
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • GSM 850MHZ/900MHZ/1800MHZ/1900MHZ // UMTS 900MHZ/2100MHZ HSPA+ (AERO2)
  • MicroSD up to 32GB
  • Dual SIM
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio and mic jack
  • Front Camera – 0.3 Mpix
  • Rear Camera – 5.0 Mpix
  • Battery – 3200 mAh
  • Dimensions – 156x83x11 mm 212 g
  • Extras – 3.5” earphone, 5.0V adapter, USB cable, capacitive stylus, rubber sleeve, screen protector

The main highlight of the spec is the quad core CPU although it’s only an A7 it’s still reasonable. The dual SIM is also really handy as well.

The main problems are the internal memory and the screen. Viewing angles on the screen are a little off meaning you really need to look at the device straight on. The internal memory is 4GB which has been split in two, which seems to be a trend amongst manufacturers of budget phones.

They have two partitions that are as follows.
GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions
After installing app updates and my basic daily needed apps the internal memory looks like this.
GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions
After a few weeks of use you will have filled this memory up. It really needs a firmware update to fix it or rooting and allowing apps to be fully stored on the SD card.

Lastly the 5MP camera seems okay, the interface looks exactly like the Acer Liquid E2 camera app, maybe it’s a Mediatek thing, maybe it isn’t.

Software

The GOCLEVER 570q runs Android 4.2 so it has fancy things like Lockscreen widgets and Google Now. GOCLEVER have installed a few apps for you out of the box, nothing of much use really, they’ve also installed a selection of Weather Widgets as well.

Take a look at the screenshots below.
GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions
GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions
GOCLEVER FONE 570Q   Initial Impressions
Initial Conclusion
As this is just my initial impressions I’ve not gone into too much detail with the GOCLEVER 570q, the battery hasn’t even had one power cycle. What I will say is that the 570q is a reasonably priced large oversized phone if you’re looking for a large budget device.

The bad points I may get used too, perhaps if I use my actual Galaxy Note II a bit less. If you want us to test anything out for the GOCLEVER 570q please leave a comment below and we’ll include your test in the final review in a couple of weeks time.

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  • weirdstuff

    Scores high on the Anderson Scale, bit of a shame. Still, could be a great phone though, every phone cannot be a stunner after all…

  • JoeR

    Could you test the GPS as I’ve read many bad reviews about GPS pickup and signal on this chip (6589 & 6589T)

  • John

    Samsung already make this device, but better. Check out the Samsung galaxy grand, available in Switzerland…

  • Ken – Antiques et Cetera

    I have just purchased a

    GOCLEVER FONE 570Q
    and am looking for a leathercase for it. I have searched the web, but I suspect that the phone is to new for there to be one out yet. Unfortunately as the camera on the Samsung Note 11 is in a different place it willl ne of no use.