All About Smartphones: Infinix Alpha Ultimate Force Smartphone: Pros and Cons

Friday, September 6, 2013

Infinix Alpha Ultimate Force Smartphone: Pros and Cons

Okay, we know Infinix is really gearing up now and are working tirelessly to bring nice smartphones to its loyal customers especially in Nigeria.

That being said, a new Infinix smartphone is now with the name Infinix Alpha or X570 which comes right after the Infinix Race Max Q. One cannot really say how successful the Race Max Q was, but it could be safe to assume that it did below expectations seeing how Tecno Phantom A and A+ dominated the market scene in Nigeria and other African countries where they operate.


So, what is in this Infinix Alpha that can change the table in favour of Infinix this time around? See  the specifications below to get you started. A video review also available here




Infinix Alpha is a 5.7 inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280, 12 mega pixel rear camera plus 5 mega pixel front camera with 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz Quad core processor and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 smartphone.

Furthermore, its a 2G/3G dual SIM network phone embedded with Bluetooth 4.0 technology, WiFi and WiFi hotspot capability combined with GPS and USB port for connectivity.

Infinix didn't stop there, the usual sensors common for modern smartphones are also included: G-Sensor, Light Sensor and Proximity sensors are included.
Of course, music, video and FM Radio isn't lacking and virtually common audio and video formats are supported.

The device is powered by a non-removable 2300mAh battery so as to keep things running.


Pros
Comparing it to its predecessor Race Max Q, there is a huge leap in the screen resolution from 480 x 845 to 720 x 1280. Consequently, its extremely sharp compared to the Race Max Q.

Furthermore, there is a camera upgrade from 8.0 to 12.0 mega pixel for the rear camera and from 1.2 megapixel to a whooping 5 mega pixel front camera. Skype would definitely be thrilled be this camera spec. The rear camera has a powerful flash that makes taking pictures in low light areas a breeze.

Another point which is fascinating is in the use of a corning gorilla glass 2, which is yet to be seen in any of the products made by Infinix's direct rival Tecno - Mobile. 

Also, Infinix increased the operating system to Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 which is very great with excellent processor MT6589 quad core running 1.2GHz.

Finally, increasing the ROM from 4GB to 16GB  when compared to Race Max Q is a plus to this device. This means extra space to save all those pictures captured with the 12 mega pixel camera. 

Cons
One of the major shortcomings of this new Infinix Alpha is the RAM, its in our opinion that the RAM should have been like 2GB RAM seeing  how RAM of above 1GB is becoming the norm now. It would have been a plus for Infinix considering that TECNO and Gionee don't have a 2GB RAM smartphone currently. What if these rivals come out with  a 2GB RAM smartphone as their own flagship phone? 

Yet another con is that this device doesn't have a MicroSD slot to increase the memory. It could have been a good thing to add since camera pictures can be as high as 5MP.


Finally, we were expecting to see NFC on this device since there is a rumor that NFC is coming to the next TECNO device. NFC will allow for many things especially sharing and connecting of soft items.

Verdict
Well seeing the pros out-beat the cons, its easy to say that what would ultimately determine the verdict is the price tag attached to this smartphone which starts from N45k - 49k depending on the store. Consequently I will give this device a 8/10 rating.

You guys should definitely buy it!

Well, this is it, the Infinix Alpha aka Ultimate Force smartphone. The price for this device is between N45k - N49k depending on the store you visit. Its currently being sold in Slot Ikeja, Park 'N' Shop VI and other stores.



99 comments:

  1. i heard the Infinix Alpha doesnt hav a card slot. Is dis true?

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    1. That's true Anthony. There's no MicroSD slot to increase memory size

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    2. ''Of course there is a MicroSD slot that suports up to 32GB to add extra memory space.'' so this statement is not true then.

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    3. It was a a mistake. I edited it immediately i got more concrete info but i guess, i omitted it. It doesn.t have one. Am currently using one.

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    4. Plz what's the specs and the name of the one to be released by oct end. Thinking of waiting for that or buying this

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    5. Infinix Alpha Marvel. Please check the blog for more info on the smartphone.

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    6. Thank you very much. Got the alpha about 2weeks ago. Do you have a blog putting us through on how to root this device. And do you have any apps to recommend. I like my fone doing some magics. Lastly can I upgrade it? I don't want to brick my fone.

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    7. This blog has the information on rooting the Alpha. After rooting, you should try not to install font changing apps. They could brick your phone. upgrading the OS like OTA updates isn't possible with Infinix yes. Just minor updates.

      to root check this link http://phonegist.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-root-infinix-alpha-aka-x570.html

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    8. Hi Guys, I am unable to connect my Infinix Alpha X570 to my laptop as USB storage, when connected to the laptop, it charges the phone but doesn't accept it as a USB storage device.
      What do I do?
      Thanks.

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  2. thankz. The phablet is a no-no 4 me and many odas

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  3. Looks good. Where can one get the smart cover? Does the phone allow watching of videos online?

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    1. Don't know about the smart cover but yes you can watch videos online

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  4. Pls i so u can slot ur memory into it

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  5. How sharp is the screen? And is it an LCD screen?

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  6. How long does it take Infinix Alpha to charge battery fully from low battery level? I heard that some infinix phone take like 4-5hrs to fully charge.

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  9. Please.. i heard the battery is not removable. Is that true? Cause that would be a major con for me

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    1. Yes the battery is non removable. I don't think you would have a problem with that though

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  10. @admin, is it possible to use 3g network on both sims or is d 3g available for sim 1 only?

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    1. On SIM 1 only. However, i was able to make it work on SIM 2 while trying to achieve a video call with it at one point. I couldn't redo what I did to make SIM 2 browse with 3G.

      So, officially, only sim 1 supports 3G

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  11. Pls why does this phone consume so much data cos I can't even do a data plan now cos after doing 3 subscriptions and them expiring after 2 to 3 days I just gave up ?

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  12. Pls why does this phone consume so much data cos I can't even do a data plan now cos after doing 3 subscriptions and them expiring after 2 to 3 days I just gave up ?

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  13. Pls why does this phone consume so much data cos I can't even do a data plan now cos after doing 3 subscriptions and them expiring after 2 to 3 days I just gave up ?

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    1. Its not the phone that is consuming data. Its the apps you have installed on your phone that is consuming data. If your device is jailbroken, you should install Droidwall to help you save on data consumption.
      All smartphones consume data based on the applications running on them.

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  14. But samsung works with the 2 sims. Why Ȋ̝̊ڪ. Infinix different?

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  15. Mr AkinI don't understand what you mean by font changing apps tho

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    1. Apps that changes the text font of your phone to something fancy, e.g, changing from Comic Sans to Times Roman. So that when typing you have a styled font. They do brick phones. Try not to install them.

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    2. Hi Guys, I am unable to connect my Infinix Alpha X570 to my laptop as USB storage, when connected to the laptop, it charges the phone but doesn't accept it as a USB storage device.
      What do I do?
      Thanks.

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    3. Check and clean your USB ports. Also, check your cable to be sure its not defective. If you have a spare, try with it and remember to remove Debugging Mode on your phone. Finally, sometimes, Plug and Play function malfunctions, you can reboot your computer, then try again.

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  16. Akin,my infinix alpha's battery died and now it wont charge or respond to any usb plugged...what do i do?

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  17. I should get the fone, its awesome. #tumbsUp for the infomation

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  18. Akin what if you havent rooted the phone and you install a font changing apps would it still brick the phone.

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  19. Akin how does one remove the sim from d Alpha X570?

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  20. Akin how does one remove the sim from d Alpha X570?

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    1. The plastic at the top-back of the phone, the plastic covering the camera lens where the 12.0 auto focus is written

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  22. Useful remarks, Akin - good job.

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    1. Akin, thanks for your constant update. I only want to ask when intimidated will be coming out with a new pusher after alpha x570. I use this phone and I bet it's a wonder.
      , but I need something new from them

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    2. Sori I mean infinix and not intimidated

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    3. Honestly, I can't wait for the next iteration of the X570 but am not sure if that is happening. Infinix is producing less in 2014.

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  23. Akin i just got my infinix alpha x570 2day..ive bin trying to send my pictures frm my laptop to my fone but its saying insert SD card..pls how do i acces the 16gb memory

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    1. plug the phone to your computer, swipe down from the top, tap, the option to copy btw computer & phone, click OK when prompt and your phone would be connected to your computer like a flash drive.

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  24. Pliz does d x570 warranty cover d screen if yes where can I fix it if no pliz how much is a new screen for d x570 I need your reply asap

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    1. Adewale, I don't know if screen is covered or not in the warranty. Carlcare handles Infinix repairs just like Tecno so you would need to get to carlcare office at 80, wuraola house ikeja, Lagos. If I have any new info, I'll let you know

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    2. Pliz help me find out about it and d price I need it urgently am in Ibadan and dey don't have it here so I can make a budget for it before coming to lagos

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  25. They are in ibadan
    Isolak Building, Queen Elizabeth Road, ibadan Oyo state
    Phone number: 07027104664, 07066085854.

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  26. Pls i tried sending some files frm my BB to my infinx using bluetooth but it did not work..pls help me

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    1. Make sure that both devices are paired. Reboot your infinix phone and then try sending again that should fix it. Let me know how far

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  27. Akin it worked!! Thanks.d only problem now is dat i cant acces the 16gb memory card..i checked the meomory and i saw 12gb..pls how can i acces d 16gb..its keeps saying insert SD card whenevr i want to acces it

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    1. I believe you are referring to accessing it from your pc. The cable maybe a culprit. Change it to a new usb cable and see if it solves it.

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  28. Dear Sir,
    I recently bought an Infinix X570 mobile phone. I tried to download the Viber application but it never completes the proces of registration. After the application is downloaded to the phone, the verification code is never delivered to my phone to complete the process of activation. I have tried several numbers with different networks but in vain. I am disappointed. Any help?

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    1. Its not a phone issue bro. First, make sure you have credit on your phone cos the activation code may charge you normal sms cost. Secondly, it could be a network issue and the code may be resent to you. If its not sent, opt for the voice activation. the voice activation will initiate a call from Viber to you and the activation code will be called out to you. I have Viber on my Infinix Alpha too and no problem like that.

      make sure you type in the correct phone number and choose your country

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  29. hi Akin, my infinix alpha 570 is hanging...that is the start button has refused start the phone. how do i perform a hard start?? the battery was not run out at anytime and it is still charged. as a matter of fact, it was charging when it started hanging. please respond asap!

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    1. Do a hard reset by pressing the power button for 10secs it will hard reset. But for Factory reset, go to Settings and look for Backup and Reset. Do the reset and the phone will be back to factory mode. Hope u didn't install any app that is responsible for the hanging. If its rooted, beware of font changing apps

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  30. hi please i need your help urgently,i cant update any application in my infinix alpha, even my mails are not dropping because of storage space. i have only used 0.88GB and i have 103MB free,still i cant update anything or rceive mails.

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    1. Send a screen shot of your storage page so we see exactly what you have. Check my page on how to free up memory space on your Android phone. http://phonegist.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-free-up-internal-memory-space-on.html

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  31. Akin Akinsanya....please help me...............
    why I can't found an original rom for Alfa x570 ??? ....why not available like Samsung or htc ????

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    1. Will upload one for you bro. Maybe tomorrow evening.

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    2. Wait you my bro Akin .........and thanxx for your attention (Y)

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    3. Akin.....please don't forget to tell me ..how I can use this rom ( Alpha x570 ) with program like ( Odin for Samsung ) or any program have a compatibility with ( Alpha x570 ).

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    4. This is the x570 stock rom link. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2q_QtoPxqYyMmJXR0ozWGlBcUE&usp=sharing

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    5. Ok thanxxx my bro Akin....but wanna you tell me how I can do that ...and more thanxxxx again

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    6. please my bro Akin ....answer me if you please

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    7. You wanna know how to use the stock ROM? I haven't reload infinix stock ROM before but am guessing you would need to reload it as you reload any other ROM. Also, don't forget to check my blog for how to download drivers (VCOMM) for your infinix 570 on your computer.

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    8. ok help me if you can to know me ..how to reload infinx x570 rom .......always rom be as a zip file or md5 but it's first time see rom as a files....help me if you can please...and more thanxxx for you

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  33. Marwan,

    There're no way you'll flash your X570 with Akin's rom, with the "System.image" unpacked and presented as a folder on Akin's share. You may have to get another X570 and use MTK Droid Tools to create a stock rom backup that you may use to flash your phone with.

    It's unfortunate that Infinix Mobility does not offer its customers with online support like Samsung do....

    That notwithstanding, I'd say Infinix X570 is the best phone you can ever have when we get down to the raw basics of a phone - functionality. I love it for its signal reception. It has a very sensitive radio with a hyper-boosting ability. I have gone with it to the remotest places of Kenya where the high-end, household-name devices like Samsung, Sony and HTC register ZERO GSM signal strength, while the X570 is full-bar and you can even enjoy EDGE connectivity...

    The downside of the phone is the lack of manufacturer's support, and low data (space for system and user apps loading) storage (1GB) - in case you want to install a dozen apps you can't do without.

    Maybe, the best way to deal with the memory issue is by ignoring the constant updates other than tempering with the system partition in the hopes of freeing up space.

    Hi Akin. Thank you for the link to the stock rom for Infinix X570. However, looking at the system files (apps and app backup) it appears to me you might have shared a rom for Tecno Phantom A series and not the Alpha X570. I just can't get the apks with their corresponding odexes to install on my X570 however I try.

    I would appreciate a getting a "System.img" file for the X570 or Phantom A+ to load using SP Flash Tools.

    Thank you, once again for the share.

    For those wondering about the possibility of installing the Melting Rocks III (for A+) on Infinix (tested X570), I'm pleased to say it loads like charm. I have tried it through CWM and it worked well.

    The MR III (for A2 or is it A3?) doesn't work with Alpha X570. The screen remains blank despite numerous data, cache and dalvik wipes. Maybe the rom would work with it if installed as stock rom using SP Flash Tools.

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  34. Pls how much does it take to replace an Infinix x501 screen?

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  35. Dear Mr. Akin, I am Ramesh,

    Suddently my Infinix Alpha X570 is not access by touch screen. I want to reset. Can you guide me.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hello Ramesh, hold the power button for 15secs. This is going to completely shutdown the phone. Wait for 5mins and then power on the phone again.

      Assuming no hardware damage that would cause the touchscreen to malfunction, you can go to Settings/Reset. Alternatively, power off the phone and then you hold the power button & volume down button simultaneously for 7secs. This will place the phone in recovery mode and then you can use the volume buttons to navigate and home soft key for selection.

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  36. Hi Akin, i cant install anything on my phone for like months now it always says insufficient space and i have up to 8gb free. what do i do pls?

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    1. Hello Sophia, use this guide to fix it http://phonegist.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-free-up-internal-memory-space-on.html?m=1

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  37. Hello Akin. Pls how much does it cost to replace the Alpha screen?

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    1. I really don't have any idea. Try calling Carl Care and find out how much it cost. may not be much.

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    2. hi akin,my infinix alpha x570 still have up to 10.5GB but anytime i want to update my apps its showing me insufficient space.pls help me,what can i do

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    3. and pls remember there is no space for SD card.

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  38. plz ould you tell me how is the space avilable fpr app ??? is all 16 G or just a..... ?

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    1. Not all 16GB are available to store apps. Internal storage is about 13.5GB there about. Cant remember the exact figure but the full 16GB isn't available.

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  39. Akin, PSE.I am unable to use Sim 2 slot on my infinix hot. PSE wat can I do??

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  45. Hi Akin, I couldn't attach documents while sending mails or applying online on my infinix X570. It only access pictures. Is dere a way out?

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  47. Pls help out my infinx alpha all ways shows me insufficient space for apps whenever I try installing an app.. While I still have 2 gig space

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  48. Pls help, i can't get video files to play normally on infinix alpha. Pls what do i do?

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  49. Hi. I have Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, Photo grid and Whatsapp. I am trying to update the apps but I am getting an error that I have insufficient storage space. On checking, I have about 13gb on my phone memory. How can I fix this?

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  50. Hello Guys >> this is everything about Infinix Alpha X570
    CDC + ABD +VCOM Drivers in this link http://gsmusbdriver.com/infinix-x570
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    Infinix X570 Stock rom : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2q_QtoPxqYyMmJXR0ozWGlBcUE

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  51. hi how can i open my infinix aplha x570 its almost dead, thank you for your reply

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    1. Open as in to physically tear it down?

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    2. yes , i charge it and the red light almost light a few hours and i thought it hangs and when i check it again the red lights off and i can't open it? it there's any way to open it or i need to go to service center?

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  52. i do the hard press on power button 10 seconds but it doesn't appear anything?

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