A few weeks ago we did a quick review and hands-on with the Coship Moly X1 running Windows 10 Mobile. The $299 LTE-enabled Windows Phone brings an extremely thin and light profile to the open market and left us mildly impressed.
Starting on April 13, there will be a new Moly in town, and it is labeled the Moly W5. The phone drops the X1's price from $299 to a more affordable $199 along with the expected reduction in specifications.
New Moly W5 vs. Moly X1
|Category||(New) Moly W5||Moly X1|
|Display Size||5.0-inch LTPS Display||5.5-inch LTPS Display|
|Resolution||HD (1280 x 720 )||Full HD (1920 x 1080)|
|OS||Windows 10 Mobile||Windows 10 Mobile|
As you can see from the above specifications the Moly W5 definitely drops a lot to hit that $199 price point. However, it does keep the slim profile and adds a gorgeous looking metal frame to up the premium feel of the phone.
Like the Moly X1 the W5 is LTE-capable on AT&T and T-Mobile and is of course non-CDMA (no Sprint or Verizon).
Like other open-market Windows Phones that ship with Windows 10 Mobile the W5 should receive OS build 10586.164 over-the-air if not already flashed onto the device. Additionally, it should continue to receive frequent OS updates as Microsoft continues to build out Windows 10 Mobile.
Overall, the Moly W5 looks to be a solid phone and we'll pick one up for a hands-on impression as soon as it is released on April 13. The phone ships from China so expect a bit of a lag time to reach your US designation.
Thanks, Greg M., for the tip!
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