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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 also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reception and sound, while there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

price, usability, performance, portability, size

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: 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

Recommended by TR

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

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

Consumer review by: mark (

does exactly what he needs to do


" Good value and spec. Perfect smart phone for 13 year old without breaking the bank. Like the auto switch off at predetermined times and good music player. "

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Leicliver (

Faulty, returned.


" I bought this phone because the one my daughter wanted was out of stock. Disappointingly the Rook was faulty, it kept switching itself off and needed persuading to switch on again. We had the usual good service we expect from Argos. This time the...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: scooby71 (

Absolute rubbish


" Screen display is terrible, anything other than looking straight on and you can't see anything. Horrible touchscreen response, especially the onscreen keyboard. Terrible sound. Really awkward to get the back cover of, which is too flimsy, Wi-Fi is...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Sam (

Cheap & Cheerful


" Nice little 4G phone, I use it for jogging or when at the Gym. "

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Waldo (

Best £20 ever spent


" Having being on my 4th replacement iPhone screen of the year at £40 a go, I saw this took advertised at the ludicrously low price of £19.99, I snapped it up, to say I'm blown away by the quality of the phones capabilities is an under statement, I...

Jun, 2016

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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