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Fly Cumulus 1 (2015)

Android OS v4.4 (KitKat)
Mediatek MT6571
Mali-400 MP1
256 MB / 512 MB
4 inch (480 x 800 px)
2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 4 inch TFT display, a Mediatek MT6571 chipset, and 256 MB of RAM.

Unravel its secrets, both the highs and lows!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Fly Cumulus 1 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Fly Cumulus 1 specifications

BrandFly
NameCumulus 1
ModelFS403
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.06 oz
Dimensions4.92 x 2.54 x 0.43 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of the Fly Cumulus 1 is still considered to be lightweight and portable.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4 (KitKat)
SoCMediatek MT6571
CPUDual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP1

The Fly Cumulus 1 comes with Android OS v4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. This Mediatek MT6571 CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size4 inch
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

This 4 inch smartphone comes with a TFT display. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM256 MB
Internal storage512 MB
Memory card slotmicroSD

256 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Cumulus 1 (512 MB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px
FlashLED
Selfie camerano

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Cumulus 1 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800
Network coverage2G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
GPSno
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Cumulus 1 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Cumulus 1 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone doesn't have built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1500 mAh

The Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Fly phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • lack of autofocus
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no GPS receiver
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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