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Our review unit sports a glossy black finish with a layer of tempered glass at the front and rubbery texture at the rear. While it is slightly heavier compared to some of its competitors, its build quality is mighty solid.

A light sensor, earpiece and second camera (for video calls only) are above the touch screen. The Talk/Send, Home, Back and End buttons are placed below the display for quick access to making and receiving phone calls, returning to previous screen or home screen, and ending conversation.

At the top is a 3.5mm headphone jack, power button and notification LED. According to the user manual, when the notification LED shows a flashing green light, it indicates there are new SMS, MMS or e-mail messages, missed calls, or reminders. A solid green light means that the device is connected to the power adapter or a computer and the battery is fully charged. A solid amber light indicates when the battery is being charged, while a flashing amber light shows thatwhen the remaining battery level reaches below 10%.

On the left is the volume control while a stylus is stored at the bottom right.

The base holds a micro-USB connector and integrated microphone. You can connect the USB cable to synchronise information or plug in to the AC adapter to recharge the battery.

At the rear is the 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and built-in speaker. However, there is no LED flash unit unlike some camera phones.

To remove the back cover, simply slide it upward and you will find the inner compartment that houses the Lithium-ion 1350mAh battery, SIM card and microSD card slots. There is also a reset button in case the program is not performing properly or the device is running slower than usual.

Accessories include power adapter, USB cable, earpiece, pouch, screen protector and an extra stylus.

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