Recommended Phone Models for Ethiopia?

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We just
need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date with
recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia with
Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know! I’m
currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might be a
good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the other
Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices are
substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and print
dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

··· On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen wrote: > > Hello CommCare Community, > > Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We just > need phones for data collection, and won't be connecting it to any service. > > > The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn't seem quite up to date > with recent models. We're looking for known models to work in Ethiopia > with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable > hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD. > > > https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone > > If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know! I'm > currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender. > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "commcare-users" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to commcare-users+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone model
in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was the
experience?

Thanks,
Vish

··· On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might be
a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and print
dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We just
need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date
with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia
with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know!
I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.


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Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.

··· On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, "Vishwajit Singh" wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was
the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might be
a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date
with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia
with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know!
I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.


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Hi Vishwajit,

Here’s the result of our analysis, and I’ve also attached our side-by-side
comparison of important features. Please note we did this back in December.

I looked at the models tested in Africa listed on this Commcare phone
selection help site
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone,
asked the online CommCare Community, selected based on our criteria
(below). Attached is the side by side comparison of these models.

*My top recommendation is the Motorola G
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Global-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00GWR36F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1419266666&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Moto+G
at
$160 USD, with case and screen protector, will come out to about $175 USD
each. *

I know this is a bit above our price range, but this is the best match for
our criteria and has been recommended by the community. My second
recommendation is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-I8200-factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B00INEIZN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416870260&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Mini&pebp=1416870286333
at
$140 USD, and with case/screen will be $150 USD each. Jason and I agree
that the next step should be to buy a phone (or both) and test it to make
sure it works for our needs before buying in bulk.

Criteria:

Price $120-$150

For use with CommCare – GPS, picture, larger screen the better, 3G,
unlocked, battery life, storage capacity

Protective cases and screens

Jessica

CommCare Mobile Recommendations 12-22-14.xlsx (14.6 KB)

··· On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Tewelde Aregawi wrote:

Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.
On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, “Vishwajit Singh” vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was
the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might
be a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date
with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia
with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know!
I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.


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Hi Jessica,
It’s also worth looking at the Moto E. It’s less powerful than the Moto G
but still pretty good and less expensive.

I’m curious how you’re getting Moto G phones for 150 - I thought they
retail for 180. Is this the older model?

··· On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:12 AM, Jessica Chen wrote:

Hi Vishwajit,

Here’s the result of our analysis, and I’ve also attached our side-by-side
comparison of important features. Please note we did this back in December.

I looked at the models tested in Africa listed on this Commcare phone
selection help site
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone,
asked the online CommCare Community, selected based on our criteria
(below). Attached is the side by side comparison of these models.

*My top recommendation is the Motorola G
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Global-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00GWR36F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1419266666&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Moto+G at
$160 USD, with case and screen protector, will come out to about $175 USD
each. *

I know this is a bit above our price range, but this is the best match for
our criteria and has been recommended by the community. My second
recommendation is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-I8200-factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B00INEIZN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416870260&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Mini&pebp=1416870286333 at
$140 USD, and with case/screen will be $150 USD each. Jason and I agree
that the next step should be to buy a phone (or both) and test it to make
sure it works for our needs before buying in bulk.

Criteria:

Price $120-$150

For use with CommCare – GPS, picture, larger screen the better, 3G,
unlocked, battery life, storage capacity

Protective cases and screens

Jessica

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Tewelde Aregawi <teweldino.mvp@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.
On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, “Vishwajit Singh” vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was
the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might
be a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date
with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia
with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know!
I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.


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Thanks everyone for your inputs.

Jessica - thanks for that great analysis. I was wondering if you
purchased Moto G and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini models from Ethiopia and if
there are service centers for Moto and Samsung in Ethiopia?

Tewelde - which Sony Ericsson model are you using for CommCare
application? Does it support Amharic and Oromifa?

Best,
Vishwajit

··· On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:42 AM, Jessica Chen wrote:

Hi Vishwajit,

Here’s the result of our analysis, and I’ve also attached our side-by-side
comparison of important features. Please note we did this back in December.

I looked at the models tested in Africa listed on this Commcare phone
selection help site
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone,
asked the online CommCare Community, selected based on our criteria
(below). Attached is the side by side comparison of these models.

*My top recommendation is the Motorola G
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Global-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00GWR36F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1419266666&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Moto+G at
$160 USD, with case and screen protector, will come out to about $175 USD
each. *

I know this is a bit above our price range, but this is the best match for
our criteria and has been recommended by the community. My second
recommendation is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-I8200-factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B00INEIZN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416870260&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Mini&pebp=1416870286333 at
$140 USD, and with case/screen will be $150 USD each. Jason and I agree
that the next step should be to buy a phone (or both) and test it to make
sure it works for our needs before buying in bulk.

Criteria:

Price $120-$150

For use with CommCare – GPS, picture, larger screen the better, 3G,
unlocked, battery life, storage capacity

Protective cases and screens

Jessica

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Tewelde Aregawi <teweldino.mvp@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.
On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, “Vishwajit Singh” vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was
the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might
be a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to date
with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in Ethiopia
with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally durable
hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me know!
I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top contender.


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Not sure if available in Ethiopia, but we are currently deploying the Samsung Galaxy
Core Prime after an atrocious experience with Huawei G730-C00 phones (see
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+a
nd+Choosing+a+Phone[1]
)

So far I’m pretty happy with these. They cost around $130.

··· On Friday 20 March 2015 12:42:44 Derek Hans wrote: > It's also worth looking at the Moto E. It's less powerful than the Moto G > but still pretty good and less expensive.


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[1]
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+a
nd+Choosing+a+Phone

Hi Vishwajit

We are using ST17i and it supports both languages.

Best,

Tewelde Aregawi

E-Health Specialist

MVP(MDE)

Tigray/Hawzein

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··· On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM, Vishwajit Singh wrote:

Thanks everyone for your inputs.

Jessica - thanks for that great analysis. I was wondering if you
purchased Moto G and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini models from Ethiopia and if
there are service centers for Moto and Samsung in Ethiopia?

Tewelde - which Sony Ericsson model are you using for CommCare
application? Does it support Amharic and Oromifa?

Best,
Vishwajit

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:42 AM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Vishwajit,

Here’s the result of our analysis, and I’ve also attached our
side-by-side comparison of important features. Please note we did this back
in December.

I looked at the models tested in Africa listed on this Commcare phone
selection help site
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone,
asked the online CommCare Community, selected based on our criteria
(below). Attached is the side by side comparison of these models.

*My top recommendation is the Motorola G
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Global-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00GWR36F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1419266666&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Moto+G at
$160 USD, with case and screen protector, will come out to about $175 USD
each. *

I know this is a bit above our price range, but this is the best match
for our criteria and has been recommended by the community. My second
recommendation is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-I8200-factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B00INEIZN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416870260&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Mini&pebp=1416870286333 at
$140 USD, and with case/screen will be $150 USD each. Jason and I agree
that the next step should be to buy a phone (or both) and test it to make
sure it works for our needs before buying in bulk.

Criteria:

Price $120-$150

For use with CommCare – GPS, picture, larger screen the better, 3G,
unlocked, battery life, storage capacity

Protective cases and screens

Jessica

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Tewelde Aregawi < teweldino.mvp@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.
On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, “Vishwajit Singh” vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how was
the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G might
be a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of the
other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+ devices
are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to
date with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in
Ethiopia with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally
durable hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me
know! I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top
contender.


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Not sure if it’s in Ethiopia, but in Kenya we just launched with 45 Samsung
Galaxy Trend Lites, which sell for $95 here in Kenya. It’s only been 3
weeks, and we have the enumerators being extremely cautious with battery
life during the survey (generally on airplane mode unless they need to use
GPS or sync forms) - so far they’re doing fine.

··· On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:02:39 PM UTC+3, Charles Flèche wrote: > > On Friday 20 March 2015 12:42:44 Derek Hans wrote: > > > It's also worth looking at the Moto E. It's less powerful than the Moto G > > > but still pretty good and less expensive. > > > > > > Not sure if available in Ethiopia, but we are currently deploying the > Samsung Galaxy Core Prime after an atrocious experience with Huawei > G730-C00 phones (see > https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone > > ) > > > > So far I'm pretty happy with these. They cost around $130. > > > > -- > > Charles Flèche > > mHealth Advisor > > Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org > > Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org > > >

Thanks Tewelde. Did you procure ST17i models from Ethiopia? If yes, what
price did you get them at? I am curious to know how accessible are the Sony
Ericsson service centers in Ethiopia.

Best,
Vishwajit

··· On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 6:37 PM, Tewelde Aregawi wrote:

Hi Vishwajit

We are using ST17i and it supports both languages.

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On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM, Vishwajit Singh vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Thanks everyone for your inputs.

Jessica - thanks for that great analysis. I was wondering if you
purchased Moto G and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini models from Ethiopia and if
there are service centers for Moto and Samsung in Ethiopia?

Tewelde - which Sony Ericsson model are you using for CommCare
application? Does it support Amharic and Oromifa?

Best,
Vishwajit

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 3:42 AM, Jessica Chen jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Vishwajit,

Here’s the result of our analysis, and I’ve also attached our
side-by-side comparison of important features. Please note we did this back
in December.

I looked at the models tested in Africa listed on this Commcare phone
selection help site
https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone,
asked the online CommCare Community, selected based on our criteria
(below). Attached is the side by side comparison of these models.

*My top recommendation is the Motorola G
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Global-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00GWR36F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1419266666&sr=1-3&keywords=Motorola+Moto+G at
$160 USD, with case and screen protector, will come out to about $175 USD
each. *

I know this is a bit above our price range, but this is the best match
for our criteria and has been recommended by the community. My second
recommendation is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-I8200-factory-Unlocked-International/dp/B00INEIZN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416870260&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Mini&pebp=1416870286333 at
$140 USD, and with case/screen will be $150 USD each. Jason and I agree
that the next step should be to buy a phone (or both) and test it to make
sure it works for our needs before buying in bulk.

Criteria:

Price $120-$150

For use with CommCare – GPS, picture, larger screen the better, 3G,
unlocked, battery life, storage capacity

Protective cases and screens

Jessica

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Tewelde Aregawi < teweldino.mvp@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Jessica
We are using smart phone Sony Ericsson and they are really nice.
On Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM, “Vishwajit Singh” vsingh@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else has had an opportunity to test a phone
model in Ethiopia in the last few months.

Jessica - which phone model did you finally end up using and how
was the experience?

Thanks,
Vish

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Jessica,

I would recommend an Android phone for your project. The Moto G
might be a good choice, but you can look at our wiki to determine if any of
the other Androids better fit your needs. As a heads up: Android 4.0+
devices are substantially more likely to support Amharic fonts.

Any android phone should allow you to use our calendar widget for the
Ethiopian calendar. We have not specifically tested that the local
languages you are working with will work on the device. Our suggestion
would be to buy one of the phones and test that the local language works
before making a large purchase.

You can read up at the bottom of this wiki page on how to record and
print dates in the Ethiopian calendar in CommCare forms:

https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Localization+Materials

Cheers,
-Clayton

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jessica Chen <jessicalchen@gmail.com wrote:

Hello CommCare Community,

Has anyone recently purchased mobile phones for use in Ethiopia? We
just need phones for data collection, and won’t be connecting it to any
service.

The Commcare Phone selection guide below doesn’t seem quite up to
date with recent models. We’re looking for known models to work in
Ethiopia with Commcare, the local language (Amharic and Oromifa), ideally
durable hardware and battery life, and in the price range $100-150 USD.

https://wiki.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Recommended+Phones+and+Choosing+a+Phone

If anyone knows of or is using a model they like, please let me
know! I’m currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as the top
contender.


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