I'm also not a fan of big phones, even 5 inch is out of my comfort zone, And since getting an android TV i see even less of a point of a big screen phone / tablet
would rather something i can get a good grip of and use with one hand, but these seem to be getting rare
Intel powered devices are also not for me, its to much hassle development wise.. :(
so the zenfone 2 is definitely not my cup of tea.. still an interesting phone though.
I'm personally waiting for the Z4 compact, and hoping it has the same design as the full size Z3 (curved metal body)
The Coolpad F2 4G is looking like the best value china phone right now, it uses the snapdragon 610 (64-Bit) which has the Adreno 405
5.5 Inch 720p
Sony Sensor F/2.0
4G LTE (FDD)
Another great thing about it is that its exactly the same phone as micromax's "YU Yureka" which runs CM11s from Cyanogenmod inc and will be kept up to date
firmware between these two should be interchangeable http://www.androidbeat.com/2014/12/micromax-unveils-yu-yureka-running-cyanogenmod-11/
I wouldn't of though so, going off all the stock based development I have done over the years on various devices the "demo mode" has always just been a hidden part of the ROM, plus the screenshot he posted in safe mode does not suggest its a different build.
Demo ROM makes no sense to me as every demo mode i have seen to this day has just normally been an app bundled in the factory ROM (ZTE / Huawei / Motorola)
Are you just assuming its a Demo ROM ? or has Tesco confirmed this ?
if he can get into the settings menu in safe mode I would try disabling some Tesco apps or anything referring to demo mode
or factory rest it from > settings / backup & reset.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2419272 Post #7
could also be what's mentioned in post #14, i will have a hudl 2 in few days so will know for sure then
I'm sure "demo mode" is activated and deactivated from the engineering menu (hidden menu) at least its been like that on other devices i have seen
but that was on android based smartphones, to which you got into it via a number / symbol combination from the dialler.. not to sure how you would enter it on a tablet :huh:
Done a quick Google about entering engineering mode on the hudl and found this http://www.modaco.com/topic/366862-hudl-test-mode-found/ might help
if there is no option to turn it off, look for a factory reset option like mentioned in the link above, that might do it...
After my experience with the Alcatel one touch idol S I would avoid Alcatel altogether.. Never seen anyone complicate android so much internally...
I like Sony but not the design of their phones.. not sure why but my z3 compact feels so crappy in the hand I'm getting rid of it :( not even sure what I can get now that's kind of small.. Surely I'm not the only one who wants a smaller phone ???