Bush is generally accepted as a pretty decent wallet-friendly brand, and it’s now owned and distributed exclusively through Argos. Arsh? Bugos?
The guys have lifted the lid on a whole range of new wallet-friendly Bush smartphones and tablets, and I’m about to try and make sense of the slightly confusing spec sheets below.
Starting with the smartphones, both SIM free and both dual SIM, they are the “Bush 4 Inch Android Smartphone” and “Bush 5 Inch Android Smartphone”. It doesn’t get any more basic than that.
The Bush 4 Inch Android smartphone has – you guessed it – a 4in display (800 x 480), dual-core MediaTek processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB expandable storage (throw in up to 64GB via microSD), and a 5MP rear camera, all wrapped up in Android KitKat 4.4. It comes in at £49.95.
Meanwhile, the remarkably similar Bush 5 Inch Android Smartphone rocks a 5in display (854 x 480), quad-core MediaTek processor, and has interchangeable covers. Oddly, it’s listed with Jelly Bean Android 4.2, and costs £79.95.
As for the tablets, the Bush MyTablet 7 gets the ball rolling with a 7in display (1280 x 800), quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage and Android KitKat 4.4, all for £69.99. Not too shabby.
Confusingly, the Bush MyTablet 8 drops the resolution to 1024 x 600 on its 8in display (ouch), while the RAM falls to 512MB. What the…? It’s, er, £89.99, if you fancy it.
Finally, the £119.99 Bush MyTablet 10 matches BushMyTablet 7 specs, raising the display size to 10in.
It appears that the cheaper models – the Bush 4 Inch Android smartphone and Bush MyTablet 7 – offer the best value for money, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Also at Argos, you can currently grab the SIM free Kazam Trooper 2 4.5 for £49.95 (save £30), with 12 months of free screen protection.