If you’re feeling out of the loop because you haven’t been able to keep up with the slew of new smartphones released recently, get ready to be even more confused. There’s a new mobile phone brand in town, and we’re unboxing the first of their new local products here for you today. The brand is Ding Ding, and their first phone is calling the Ding Ding SK1. It’s the kind of phone that you bring home to mama. And no, we’re not kidding.

Ding Ding SK11

But enough about your subconscious Oedipal complex. The Ding Ding SK1 is indeed a new phone, but it’s powered by good old-fashioned Android. We’ll have more thoughts on how it performs in our full review, but for now, we’ll show you the typical SK1 retail package in this quick unboxing feature.


What you’ll get when you purchase a Ding Ding SK1 is a plain white box with an orange-colored base. Printed on the side are the following words: “Now everyone can smart.” We think that’s actually quite clever, but without context, it just sounds like broken English. In any case, Ding Ding is trying to sell phones, not dictionaries. So let’s see what it has in store for us.

Ding Ding SK12

And there it is. The Ding Ding SK1, in the flesh. The unit we have on hand is colored white, as you can see from the picture. But according to the retail box, it should also has Black and Gold color options.

Ding Ding SK13

Inside the box, you’ll find the usual collection of smartphone accessories. Plus, there’s also a free screen protector and a free clear plastic case. These are definitely useful bonuses to have, so you won’t see us complain about it.

Ding Ding SK14

Picking up the Ding Ding SK1, the first thing we notice is how light it is. We’ve been so accustomed to handling oversized phones that the SK1 barely registers on our wrists. It comes with a 4.5-inch display with FWVGA resolution, and that’s why it looks small and doesn’t weigh much at all. It should be interesting to use a “small” phone as a daily driver, for a change.

Ding Ding SK16

Turning the SK1 around reveals an all-white back cover that shows a built-in rear camera and dual-LED flash combo, plus Ding Ding branding near the bottom of the phone. There’s not much that can be said here, except perhaps for the fact that the back cover is made of flexible plastic and can be removed to show the battery compartment, SIM card slots, and microSD card slot.

Ding Ding SK17

Looks-wise, the Ding Ding SK1 borrows a lot of elements from phones that you may already be familiar with. The on-screen menu keys are taken from Android, the overall shape of the body seems inspired by Samsung, and the speaker grill at the bottom reminds one of the iPhone 6. It all seems to come together nicely, though, so there doesn’t seem to be any problems.

The Ding Ding SK1 comes with the following features:

  • 1.2GHz dual core processor
  • 8MP rear camera with flash
  • 2MP front camera with flash
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA resolution (480×854 pixels) touchscreen display
  • Dual SIM support
  • HSPA+ data and Wi-Fi n
  • Android 4.4.4

What do you think about the Ding Ding SK1? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!