Kazam enters the mobile arena and prepares for battle with the Trooper and Thunder ranges.

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The Android playing field is crowded, but today a new competitor announced it’s intention to muscle in on Samsung and HTC’s turf. Kazam have unveiled two new Android phone ranges – and an intriguing business model to go with it.


The Trooper range of phones come in a variety of different sizes and look set to challenge the middle of the market – whereas the Thunder range has the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One in it’s sights.

What’s most intriguing though is that to differentiate from the bigger competition, Kazam are offering a full year of free screen replacement after the purchase of a phone (so no need to worry about smashing your screen) and the phones will also launch with “Kazam Rescue”, which let’s the Kazam support team remotely access your device to help you (a bit like the new Kindle has).

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Spec-wise they’re not bad either. The Thunder Q4.5 has a 1.3ghz quadcore processor, 1GB RAM, 4gb of storage (with Micro SD card expansion up to 32GB). The screen is a 4.5″ FWVGA IPS – that can do 480×854, and there’s an 8MP rear camera alongside the 2MP front camera. Not too shabby. It all runs Android 4.2 Jellybean too.

The Trooper range comes with a variety of different screen sizes – from 3.5″ to 5.5″ – with a phone every half inch in between. Here’s how they stack up:

Name Screen Processor RAM Storage Rear Camera Front Camera
X3.5 3.5″ HVGA (320×480) 1ghz 512MB 4GB 3.2MP VGA
X4.0 4″ WVGA (480×800) 1ghz 512MB 4GB 5MP VGA
X4.5 4.5″ FWVGA (480×854) 1.2ghz 512MB 4GB 5MP VGA
X5.0 5″ FWVGA (480×854) 1.2ghz 512MB 4GB 5MP VGA
X5.5 5.5″ FWVGA (480×854) 1.2ghz 512MB 4GB 5MP VGA
James O’Malley
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