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alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of EE ROOK. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the battery. There are some less positive views about the reception and sound.

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screen, camera, durability, sound, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the EE ROOK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: S21 (

EE Rook review


The EE Rook is possibly the cheapest 4G smartphone on sale. It comes with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is a smart, compact phone. However, the cost-cutting needed to make the device so cheap is in evidence everywhere, and we can't really...

The EE Rook does what it claims - provides a very cheap 4G smartphone option. The market demand for cheap smartphones ia huge, and if you're buying one, then 4G must be a bonus.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Stinson (

EE Rook review


EE ups the price wars with a 4-inch 4G handset for just £49

Nippy processor ; Reasonable screen resolution ; Latest stock Android

Awful camera quality ; Poor inbuilt speaker ; Terrible viewing angles

The introduction of the BenQ-manufactured EE Harrier and EE Harrier Mini was the start of a new breed of own-branded handsets from Britain's largest network, continuing the ornithological theme that started with the EE Kestrel, built by Huawei.

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Sean Keach (

EE Rook


The EE Rook is an entry-level smartphone from the UK's biggest network provider, and the cheapest 4G handset we've ever seen.

4G support ; Incredibly cheap ; Android Lollipop

Poor screen ; Bad camera ; Thick, stumpy build

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

EE Rook review


Affordable, but worth buying?

If you don't mind the basic design, the EE Rook isn't a bad little phone at all. We can hardly argue with the price of £39 for existing customers and the performance is better than we expected for a sub-£50 phone. It's mainly the miserable viewing...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

EE Rook Review: In Depth


EE Rook review: We review the latest EE own-brand 4G mobile phone, the stunningly affordable EE Rook. But is this £49.99 phone (a mere £39.99 for existing customers) a solid budget choice/secondary handset,…

4G ; Crazy cheap ; Decent second handset

Poor screen for media ; Very basic camera

If you need a super-cheap phone for a younger relative or to replace your usual handset, and your priority is nippy web browsing, then the EE Rook is a solid choice. The basic processor handles everyday running without too much of a struggle and the...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Andrew Eades-Peacock (

EE Rook


I think they have tried to cram too much into a budget smartphone, they would have done better just having 3G technology instead of 4G and looking at better batterys instead. Don't get me Wong its alright if it's a first or second smartphone or if your...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: linda hunt (

EE Rook


At the moment not very happy with the phone. Turned it off this morning now can't get it on. Can't see it being the battery only had the phone just over a week. Anyone any ideas?

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: ruby smith (

EE Rook


good phone but needs to come with the memory card in it . my first phone and its brillent.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Sue lees (

EE Rook


I Have the ee rook .. but this morning it has died on me and now I can't turn it on. The battery is completely dead i have looked ever where to buy a neW bathere with out any luck... any ine have any ideals where i can get ine froom.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Sarah (

EE Rook


HATE IT!! Bought it as a cheap replacement phone to see me out until I could upgrade. I cannot answer calls on it. It is the most overly complicated phone ever! Camera is very poor, sound is hit and miss. My advice dont waste your money on one, buy a...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
IP Protection: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.X LOLLIPOP / Android 5.1.X Lollipop
Operator:EE / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


Processor Brand:MEDIATEK
Processor Number:MT6735 / MT6735M
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