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Astro Slide 5G
Astro Slide 5G
Astro Slide 5G
Astro Slide 5G
Astro Slide 5G
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7.7/10
Informr score
The Astro Slide 5G currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2 GHz
Processor
Processor
2 GHz
6.39"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.39"
48+ MP
Camera
Camera
48+ MP
4000 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

The Astro Slide 5G stands out from modern smartphones by adding a built-in, backlit mechanical keyboard that’s a dream to use, but it can’t escape the downfalls of its average specs — especially at its flagship price.

- Darragh Murphy, Laptop Mag
Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

The Astro Slide delivers its promise of a full mechanical keyboard working with Android, but its bulk and awkward size mean it’s best as a short-session companion device rather than a truly useful tool.

- Henry Burrell, Tech Advisor
ZDNet
ZDNet

The Astro Slide 5G is bulky and heavy for a smartphone thanks to its signature physical keyboard, whose slide-and-tilt access mechanism is a little awkward to get to grips with. However, Planet Computers' companion apps are compelling, and reminiscent of the inspiration for this handset -- the late-...

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
TechRadar
TechRadar

A great screen and camera stand out here alongside an integrated keyboard. However, it’s not cheap, and questions exist about how much you’d want to type on this before realising that a Chromebook might be a better experience.

- Mark Pickavance, TechRadar
Crast.net
Crast.net

There’s something pleasantly retro about the Astro Slide 5G concept that takes us back to the classic Psion machines of the past and how revolutionary they were. Undoubtedly that’s the market Planet wants to tap into, the disgruntled Blackberry and Psion fans who miss those tiny systems and their mi...

- Eric White, Crast.net


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Astro Slide 5G prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Planet Computers's suggested retail price is $894.00. You can compare Astro Slide 5G prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Planet Computers backs up the Astro Slide 5G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Astro Slide 5G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Planet Computers support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Planet Computers's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.39"

The Astro Slide 5G's screen size is 6.39 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek Dimensity 800 Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

Astro Slide 5G Specs

Overview
Release Date June 22, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11

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Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800 Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
48+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 403 pixels
Size 6.39 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 10 W
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Material Plastic
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.24 x 7.65 x 1.87 cm (6.8 x 3 x 0.7 in)
Weight 325 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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