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Mobiwire Pictor



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In a nutshell

  • 2.4-inch display
  • 2MP camera
  • 32GB expandable storage
  • Available in black

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The Mobiwire Pictor is a lightweight, affordable phone, boasting a bunch of specs a cut above its competitors.”

What Users Say

1.8 based on

  • Storage

    Available in 16MB

  • Display

    2.4 inches

  • Camera

    2 Megapixels

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Lightweight, sturdy design

The Pictor has a standard feature phone build, sometimes called ‘candy bar’. It’s lightweight, comfortable to hold, and has large physical buttons underneath the 2.4-inch display for simple texting and dialling.


Handy 2MP lens

A 2MP camera lens is included on the Mobiwire Pictor, letting you capture quick snaps on the go. And you can share them with friends and family over Bluetooth. 

Long-lasting battery

Given the Pictor’s small frame, it has a surprisingly large battery cell on the inside, at 1,000mAh. If you’re only using the phone for calls and texts, you’ll comfortably get a few days worth of usage out of it. And it’s got 3G, so you can get online, too. 



The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Dimensions

    • 119.5 x 50 x 12.9 mm

    • 83 grams

  • Body

    • Micro

  • Connectivity

  • Calls & Messages

    • Tri band

  • Battery

    • MicroUSB

    • 1000 mAh

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 32 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • MT6260A @ 360MHz

    • 360 MHz

    • 8 MB

  • Display

    • 166 ppi

    • 240 x 360p


    • 2.4 inches

  • Camera

    • 2 megapixels


Mobiwire Pictor is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Canny, for what it is If you want a basic phone, that takes and makes calls, sends texts then this is the boy. yes, it is annoyingly small. Texting takes ages, no 3g, camera is awful but someone, for the price what do you want? If you want a smartphone, go and buy one but please do not buy this and slate it. I needed an absolute basic phone for a few days whilst my iphone was away. This fits that bill superbly but no, once my own phone is back it will gather dust! Greta battery
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working after 5 days Ordered online for a relative , fine for the first few days , then wouldn't ring or alert when call was coming in , start ringing when nobody was dialling the number , can't see a thing on the screen
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible phone, poorly described, locked. Bought this to use while on call when my own device broke. Was told that this phone like this majority of devices sold by Carphone warehouse. It's locked to EE ( the unlock code is 12345678) took over an hour on the phone to EE to get this sorted after cpw were no help. Doesn't support 3g or micro SIM. Begrudge the £10 credit I'll never use and a total waste of 79p, Ben better off with a mars bar.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value but basic with some shortcomings This is fine as an emergency phone for making calls, and sending or receiving text messages and brief internet browsing using Opera Mini which is built in. The predictive text is poor, failing to recognise common words and names (even ".com"), making internet and even adding the names of contacts difficult. However, despite the small screen, it doesn't do a bad job of making internet pages accessible. I couldn't get some internet pages to load though, such as, which complained about the secure connection, but I could look at emails on, despite that using a secure connection. I'm very disappointed that the phone is not clearly and correctly described. It doesn't properly support 3g, only EDGE which is slower. It doesn't accept micro sims, only full size sims. If I'd known all that, including how bad the predictive text is, I might have chosen a different phone. Unfortunately, it uses the (rather expensive) EE network, rather than cheaper options such as EE or Three Mobile, and given the lack of 3g support, perhaps it wouldn't work on Three Mobile. Although it is only 79p, if I wanted to use it long term on a cheaper network, I'd have to unlock it, which costs £8.99, so the true price is higher - either in higher prices for EE, or in the total cost including unlocking which is £9.78. Add to that £4.99 from CPW to purchase a micro SIM adapter (so I can use a micro sim I've ordered from elsewhere), the cost is really £14.77, so its no longer such a bargain. Battery life seems good so far.
Date published: 2018-01-28
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