KAZAM Tornado 348 – Review

I have a small confession I am a little bit addicted to my smart phone and when I say a little I mean a lot, I use if day to day for just about everything it and I ever do lose it (seems to happen all the time) I feel so lost, when I was asked to review the new KAZAM Tornado 348 I thought it would be a great chance to see what else is out there, I’ve been using IPhone’s for the past 4 years so it’s been very interesting trying out a new device.

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Key features:

  • 4.8″ AMOLED HD display
  • Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 8 Megapixel Camera
  • 16 GB

My first thoughts it looks great – sleek and stylish. Size wise the screen 4’8 inches is similar to that of the IPhone 6 but at just 5.1mm thick which makes it is the worlds slimmest smartphone I love how thin and light it is.

The touch screen is very responsive you don’t have to put much pressure on it at all to get where you want. Most of the apps are already there on the home screen, you can just pick up and move into the order or folders you would like so really easy to organise. The AMOLED hd screen gives a clear, bright and vibrant display, the phone also has gorilla glass front and back to provide maximum strength (always good with heavy handed toddlers about).

The battery life I found good lasted all day with lots of use so I was pleased with that I often find my iPhone needs a little top up throughout the day where as this didn’t. I was pleasantly surprised from such a thin phone.

tornado348 camera

As someone who constantly uses their phone to take photos of just about everything the camera is a very important part of a phone to me the 8 megapixel camera is middle range, and is probably what let the phone down for me, although it’s quite quick to load up it takes a few seconds to get itself into focus, the shutter speed is fairly fast unless using the flash then its very slow. The picture quality isn’t too bad the image is clear but somethings just a little off in the colour, although I was using good and natural light it looks quite dark. Turning the HDR did help slightly.

KAZAM HDR

The extra on going service KAZAM offers are brilliant, they have a pre installed KAZAM rescue app on every device which means they can quickly and efficiently diagnose and fix any issues you could be having or answer any questions. I think thats a great idea the amount of time I have wasted on hold in the past trying to find the right person to ask a question about my phone is ridiculous. They also offer a Free cracked screen replacement on all their smartphones again very practical replacing screens on smart phones is usually very expensive even if you have insurance it will cost you the excess.

Overall I think its great phone looks smart and is easy to use, the camera was the only negative I have. The handset is very reasonably priced at £250 a snip at what you would usually pay for a smart phone excellent value for a good phone. The extra’s that KAZAM include with the screen repair and KAZAM rescue make this an ideal phone for teenagers looking for something affordable and reliable. tornado_348_shot_5This post was written in collaboration with KAZAM

11 Comments

  1. February 12, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    I love that they include screen repair- that is something I dread happening to mine!

  2. February 14, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    Looks like a great phone! The fact that they offer free screen repair makes it a complete winner in my book, I’m forever knocking my phone about and needed at least one replacement each with the last three phones I’ve had!!!

  3. February 15, 2015 / 10:12 am

    What a great phone and as someone who teaches teens this phone is just perfect with the free screen repair. Do you know? Half of my students have cracked screens on their phones. x

  4. February 15, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Sounds like a nice phone.free screen repair – that’s a fab service to provide and certainly makes the phone more appealing!

  5. February 17, 2015 / 9:29 am

    WOW lucky you to get to test one out. This looks fab. I need a new phone soon but it’s so hard to get away from the iphone for me. Great review. #triedtested

    • February 18, 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Same I’ve been on iPhone now for so long anything else feels so strange

  6. February 17, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    That looks and sounds fantastic!! It really sounds like a great phone x

  7. February 17, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    That looks like a very sleek phone indeed! I like how slim it looks and that’s priced really reasonably. Not familiar with the brand, but it’s always good to discover and try out new ones 🙂 #triedandtested.

    • February 18, 2015 / 4:28 pm

      no it was a new one on me aswell but would definitely check them out again

  8. February 18, 2015 / 8:40 am

    That looks like a really good option, and a well priced one too. The camera seems to be pretty decent too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  9. February 23, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    This seems like a really good “budget” option – I totally agree that it would be great for teens, especially with the free screen repair!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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