OUR EARLY VERDICT
The MD501 is, sadly, an overpriced rugged smartphone with underpowered hardware. The fact that it still runs Android Lollipop makes it even worse.
As the iPhone 7 looms, there seems to be a real fear that the global smartphone market has reached its peak when it comes to innovation and opportunities to sell.
Sure, every new generation is faster than the previous one, has more memory and a camera with more megapixels, but in the grander scheme of things, all that’s rather ‘meh’.
That doesn’t mean that consumers don’t want to buy a phone, it’s just that often they haven’t found one that is different enough for them to fork out their hard-earned cash.
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