Polaroid LINK A400 8GB Smartphone - Black - Unlocked

  • Model #: A400BK
  • Web Code: 10515608
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Unburden yourself from service provider contracts with this unlocked Polaroid LINK A400 smartphone. It has everything you need, including a 5MP rear camera, 8GB storage memory, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It has dual SIM support, allowing you to use 2 different phone numbers simultaneously. It's equipped with a 4" touchscreen.

More Information

  • 4.0-inch screen with 480 x 800 IPS display with 240DPI pixel density for sharp, clear images and text
  • Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow operating system delivers an intuitive experience
  • Seamless synchronization with your existing Google accounts, so you can enjoy your favourite music, books, and movies on Google Play
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 512MB RAM ensures reliable performance
  • Built-in 8GB of storage gives you ample room for storing photos, video, and other files
  • Micro SD card expansion slot supports up to 64GB additional storage
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash lets you capture still images in different lighting conditions
  • 2MP front camera is great for snapping selfies or video chats
  • HSPA+ 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options gives you flexibility
  • Rechargeable battery offers up to 4.5 hours of talk time
  • Dual SIM support gives you the ability to access to 2 different phone numbers simultaneously
  • Comes unlocked, enabling you to have the freedom and flexibility to be contract free
  • Includes a home charger, USB cable, protective bumper case, and a quick start guide

What's an "unlocked phone?"

Purchasing an unlocked handset gives you more handset options to choose from and more flexibility as to where you use it. Because an unlocked handset isn't tied to a particular service provider, it can be used with any service provider in the world that operates on a SIM card-based GSM network. Simply place an activated SIM card in the handset and you'll enjoy the same or similar service. Some premium features may not be available. SIM card sold separately. Speak with your current service provider for more details.

What's in the Box?

  • Unlocked GSM Smartphone
  • Protective Bumper
  • Screen Protector
  • Battery Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

2.3 / 5
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7 Reviews

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13 Reviews

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  • from North Vancouver, BC

How is Polaroid even still around?

My old phone was broken and I needed a replacement in a hurry. I figured I'd just buy something cheap just for voice and texting and do some research on decent mid-range options for a long term solution when I had more time. Long story short, it's only been a few days, I'm still incredibly busy, but I've made more time as a priority and a new phone arrives tomorrow. Even for the price on sale, this phone is a complete piece of junk and not at all worth it. From what I know now, you couldn't pay me to keep trying to get it to work. If Best Buy has any self-respect, they'll immediately remove it from their shelves. It takes two minutes for just the phone keypad to load up to make a call. Two minutes. For a phone just to work as a regular old-school phone. With no other apps running. Out of morbid curiosity, while riding as a passenger on a regular known route I tried loading google maps to give directions (again, no other apps running). Half an hour later, two reboots due to freezing, seven lost satellite signal messages (in 100% wide open terrain with no buildings, trees, or mountains nearby) and we arrived at our destination without the phone even being able to start the route navigation. Good luck to anyone who actually needs directions and only has this phone to go on. You're seriously better off with a flip phone. At least you know you'll be able to get it to work as a phone, and when you factor in how long it takes anything to load on the Polaroid, even texting will be faster on the flip phone.

  • from Ottawa, ON

This phone is a disaster

Nothing is working with this phone.

  • from Fredericton,NB

working well

I've been using the phone for a few weeks now and continue to enjoy it. As described, the phone is thin and light, but also quite quick for light app use. I use my phone for checking email, phone calls, and occasional YouTube video.

  • from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Great phone point blank.

See above. This phone works, and it works well.

  • from Vancouver, BC

superb replacement phone

Happy with this phone! Looks and works great. My last phone unexpectedly broke on me so i had to find a new phone that was on cheaper side but still good quality. It exceeded my expectation. The phone itself arrived super quickly and was in perfect condition right out of the box. I have had it for a month and not had any problems so far.

  • from London, ON

Good value for money!

Good value for the money! Works decently, and while you can't load a TON of apps - it's pretty fast! p.s. add a SD card to expand the memory

  • from Ottawa, ON

Prety good

When I first fired up this phone it seemed kind of crappy. Slow and buggy. However, after the online Android update took place, its performance and stability improved. I can do texting, email, browsing and Netflix no problem. It ain't no iPhone or Galaxy, but at this price what would you expect? A decent phone at a decent price.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Horrible phone - - do NOT buy!!!!!!

Apps are extremely slow there is now way to run any games. It takes minutes to load any app. If there were a 0 star rating I would give it that. I will return mine ASAP.

  • from Toronto, ON


Bought this today and will refund it tomorrow. It does not function as a phone as it is so slow that even unlocking the screen lags. Everything is slow and lags even though it is new out of the box. A complete embarrassment for Polaroid to even release this.

  • from Mississauga


complete waste of money

  • from Mississauga ON

Self Employed

this is the worst phone ever, save up your money and invest in a good one. This phone is useless as hell

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Do NOT buy this phone

I needed a simple unlock phone for a 1-month trip oversea. In first two days the phone was extremely slow and painful to work with. After 2 days the phone stopped working completely. The screen turned white without any response. Removing and reinserting the battery didn't help either. I had to buy another phone during my trip. The phone is a complete waste of money and time.

  • from Toronto, ON


Doesn't do anything well. Even the texting app crashes half the time and don't even think about installing third-party apps. Would give negative 200 stars if it was possible. But you honestly can't really expect much for the price.

  • from Gatineau, QC

Not operable

The combination of CPU and RAM make this phone completely unoperable. If you focus on one task and have undivided attention dedicated to it, for instance, checking your email, or looking something up online, you will be able to achieve it with 3X the time you would have on any phone or tablet purchased 5 years ago. I bought this phone because I was going on a vacation and my other phone stopped working. I believed I could fix the other phone once I got back, but I needed a phone in the meanwhile to keep up with bookings, flights, etc.. also to take the occasional picture. Anything was extremely slow and tedious. The screen sensitivity is also very poor. It's almost impossible to type a good email or even Twitter message without missing letters, esepecially letters located at the edge of the screen.

  • from Thunder Bay, ON

Please do not purchase

I have never been so disappointed in a branded product. Polaroid aught never have licensed this phone. Camera = 1 - for a company known for it's phones I was sadly disappointed. Design = 3 - no design flaws in appearance. Processor = 1 - first generation smart phones perform better Battery = 2-3 - not great but likely due to the processor whizzing away in the background. I purchased this phone (and one for my partner) to travel with because it had dual sim slots. I have never been more frustrated in my life. I have waited minutes for programs to change... operations which I could traditionally do in seconds take 2-5 minutes with this phone. I did not know anything about how processor speeds influence a smart phone... lesson learned. I would take a stone tablet and carrier pigeon over this phone in a heartbeat.

  • from Toronto, ON


This phone more or less doesn't work as a phone. It will kind of check email. When phone calls are received, the touch screen is so slow and ineffective that you can't actually answer them. I've been able to make a couple calls. Takes like 45 seconds to load the part to send text messages and the typing thing is so slow you don't even want to send them anymore. All in all, what a dud. I strongly recommend people do not buy this phone and that if you're trying to replace a broken one cheaply just do not get this one. A flip phone would be much better. The headphone jack also doesn't work on mine with my headphones anyway.

  • from Napanee Ontario

Lasted 5 days

I bought this for my mother and within Five days the screen stopped working. I plan to return it and hopefully get one that works. 2 stars

  • from Kitchener, ON

Not happy

Actually I needed a simple phone to use just at work for phone calls and text messages. Thats why I didn't care about RAM or CPU. But after got my phone and start using it, I realized that there is a serious problem on screen. Rating (1 to 5 stars) ..... Battery - 4 (It works for a full day and I can't expect more on this range of price) Weight - 4 Design - 4 Camera - 2 Flash light - 2 Speed (CPU & RAM) - 3 (You should disable Google Play Services & Google Play Store, if not, your phone will be useless because it makes a big problem to run other applications and it takes a long time to run or stop apps and also if you disable them you can't use some of Google Apps like Gmail ! ) Screen - (-)5 I can strongly say that this phone's screen is exactly useless. Screen sensitivity too low and sometimes you should push the screen hardly to type something. Also no sensitivity on the edges and it not works on the edge of screen) I got it yesterday (Dec 30) and for sure I will return it on first business day.

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