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[OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013

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Regarding Faea battery - how about this 4.5" newcomer:

Two nice MTH6589 phones from Orange product:

18.06.2013. Orange G7 (has 900/2100MHz WCDMA!)

http://www.charmpin....disposition.jsp

http://article.pchom...nt-1625157.html

18.06.2013. Orange Chasity

http://jiecao.charmp...m/parameter.jsp

Serious stuff, since they have their own rom (MIUI-like):

http://www.charmpin.com/rom.jsp

Funny thing is - they have only a 1600mAh battery!!!

i wonder how they managed to design a phone with so low battery capacity?

Looking at you list though ive suddenly because interested in the Zopo C2.

What is a li-polymer battery? is that better or worse than a normal lithium battery? Because if its just normal, a 2000 mAh battery looks a bit small especially for a 1080p screen

Also, does anyone know how much a 1080p screen will slow down the phone because that is really the only thing im worried about a 1080p phone.

Zopo C2 is no-no at present. I`ve been reading thru their forum and found this:

- they have 3-4 different versions distinguished by stickers inside battery compartment and back color and can`t explain to customers version difference

- they have problems with battery charging

Li-polymer doesn`t differ much from Li-ion, and 2000mAh is the capacity - it gets empty at nearly the same time as any other battery type of the same capacity.

It only may be a bit thinner and lighter if it has higher energy density.

CPU suffers from higher resolutions - take a look at average atuntu scores for FHD and QHD screens (I`d say 10-15% difference) so

there is a buying rule:

If you`re a gamer buy a lower resolution phone

If you want to show-off, buy a 5"er @ 1920*1080 and enjoy the screen clarity in front of your nose :P

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zte skate is 1800mah battery, and with a terrible processor lasts halfaday, no way, I'm waiting for this jiayu g4. 3000mah is my minimum

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For those looking for a smaller phone than 5" the Lenovo A820 seems like a good choice:

http://www.merimobil..._p/meri9016.htm

A well known brand and cheap at $160.

Downsides are the low resolution screen and lack of flash for the camera. Am I missing something?

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zte skate is 1800mah battery, and with a terrible processor lasts halfaday, no way, I'm waiting for this jiayu g4. 3000mah is my minimum

zte skate actually has a 1400mah battery,

and with a weak CPU the phone takes longer to finish tasks using more battery I would guess.

If the G4 was not so overpriced it would probably be my first choice.

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looks like the Faea F1 can be bought straight from the manufactures website for ¥ 799 / £82.99

http://shop.faea.com...goods.php?id=46

i'v just sent an email asking if i can have it delivered to the UK, although i doubt they will...

looks like its getting a few of the Chinese ROMs including MIUI V5

"a. penguin F1 is the original eco-Andrews 4.1 system that we have and the number of ROM production team, six months began to brush MIUI V5 system,

Baidu cloud, Le Frog and other systems, specific detailed official forum announcement;"

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I'm seriously thinking about the Newman K1 instead of the Vowney/Verne V5.

Its only £15 more but the camera should be better quality (f2.2) and battery is slightly bigger (2500 instead of 2400).

But more importantly I can get silicon covers and screen protectors easily on ebay for a couple of quid.

Apart from that the phones look almost identical in spec.

Am I missing something?

Also, would anyone be willing to help me build CMW or TWRP for it if I got one?

My brother is seriously interested in my V5 but I don't really want to order two phones that are exactly the same, just in case they turn out to be faulty. As I have said before I like to minimise the risk, so I was looking at the K1 too. ...Didn't bryfly order one of these the same time he ordered his V5? I'd be interested in what he has to say about the K1.

looks like the Faea F1 can be bought straight from the manufactures website for ¥ 799 / £82.99

http://shop.faea.com...goods.php?id=46

i'v just sent an email asking if i can have it delivered to the UK, although i doubt they will...

Nice phone too bad the screen isn't 5".

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Didn't bryfly order one of these the same time he ordered his V5? I'd be interested in what he has to say about the K1.

Would like to tell you about it but despite it being despatched before my V5 it did not track and has not arrived, got to raise a paypal dispute on 19/5 if it has not arrived, merimobiles say it will but im not confident......

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Hey tillaz just wondering if you know how I could boost in call volume as its a bit low on my V5, saw you commented on another similar post about a Hauwei so just though i'd ask...

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g4 is only 50quid more than the v5,plus it's better in every way, and still way cheaper than theequivalent handset hereithink

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Hey tillaz just wondering if you know how I could boost in call volume as its a bit low on my V5, saw you commented on another similar post about a Hauwei so just though i'd ask...

have you checked the service menu for a dual mic option ?

try entering this in the phone * # * # 4636 # * # * to bring up the menu

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have you checked the service menu for a dual mic option ?

try entering this in the phone * # * # 4636 # * # * to bring up the menu

Just tried that and it says:

Phone information

Battery Information

Usage Statistics

WLAN Information

No reference to dual mic as far as i can see

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g4 is only 50quid more than the v5,plus it's better in every way, and still way cheaper than theequivalent handset hereithink

Not that much - it`s only $219 at BySku

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Would like to tell you about it but despite it being despatched before my V5 it did not track and has not arrived, got to raise a paypal dispute on 19/5 if it has not arrived, merimobiles say it will but im not confident......

Wow bad luck.. I hope it does arrive though would like to see a comparison with the V5.

i'm not a fan of 5 inch phones, but the Faea F2 is 5 inch 1080p, not sure what the price is though.

http://www.gizmochin...-phone-preview/

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$239.99 / £152

http://www.android-i...roid-phone.html

Nice phone and a good price.. Yet another HTC butterfly clone though lol they must love that HTC in China, but clones don't bother me any more once the specs are right then I don't mind.

g4 is only 50quid more than the v5,plus it's better in every way, and still way cheaper than theequivalent handset hereithink

Only one way, it has gorilla glass and after that it's personal preference. Also £50 is almost half the price of a V5, BySky seem to have it at £140 but yet again that's preorder and that seems to be the full white version which is a show stopper for me.

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Not that much - it`s only $219 at BySku

£134 for the Jiayu G4 Basic on pre-order? Think I might hold out and wait until its widely available if its going to be around that price. Its only the 1800 battery though so I wonder how much more the 3000 battery model will be? Thats the one I'm interested in :D

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There will be 2 variants: 1800mAh (thin phone) and 3000mAh (fat phone)

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posted in Vowney thread but nobody around..

Done something to the V5 , switch on screen is frozen locked ,nothing works, only place I can get is into factory mode, got 8 headings all in Chinese, anybody know what they are in English , or what I should do now? cheers

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Make a picture and try to PM Xiaognol or Coming for help (they are chinese modaco members).

P.S. This is the reason why I don`t like phones without dedicated forums.

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Zopo C2 is no-no at present. I`ve been reading thru their forum and found this:

- they have 3-4 different versions distinguished by stickers inside battery compartment and back color and can`t explain to customers version difference

- they have problems with battery charging

Li-polymer doesn`t differ much from Li-ion, and 2000mAh is the capacity - it gets empty at nearly the same time as any other battery type of the same capacity.

It only may be a bit thinner and lighter if it has higher energy density.

CPU suffers from higher resolutions - take a look at average atuntu scores for FHD and QHD screens (I`d say 10-15% difference) so

there is a buying rule:

If you`re a gamer buy a lower resolution phone

If you want to show-off, buy a 5"er @ 1920*1080 and enjoy the screen clarity in front of your nose :P

Thanks a lot dakok :D Im a gamer, so ill be sure to take you advice into account :) Plus thanks for the heads up about the C2 - very interesting i must say

zte skate is 1800mah battery, and with a terrible processor lasts halfaday, no way, I'm waiting for this jiayu g4. 3000mah is my minimum

+1 to that. You know if you want a REALLY big battery you could wait till the Xiaomi Mi3 which has a 3600mAh battery get released :P

If the G4 was not so overpriced it would probably be my first choice.

Fancy joining the group buying then? What's your cut off price for the G4? I would offer to buy you and JetKun one when i go to china, but i dont want the responsibility or 100's of people then asking me to buy them one as well, so sorry about that :P

Edit: oooo look at this http://www.jiayu.es/software.php?soft&jiayu=G4B. The CWM is supposed to be in English which is pretty awesome

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Anyone who used EMS advise on the further steps to the UK?

Timing Site Status

2013-06-15 19:05:00 BEIJING Posting

2013-06-15 19:12:00 yonganluyingyebu Despatch from Sorting Center

2013-06-15 20:05:56 BEIJING Arrival at Sorting Center

2013-06-16 00:18:33 BEIJING Despatch from Sorting Center

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My V5 is starting in Hong Kong it seems?!

Waybill: Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 22:50 Origin Service Area: arrow.gifHONG KONG - HONG KONG - HONG KONG

Destination Service Area: arrow.gifGATWICK - GATWICK - UK Monday, June 17, 2013 Location Time Sunday, June 16, 2013 Location Time 6 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 22:50

5 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 19:27

4 Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 12:44

3 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 04:46

2 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 04:10

1 Shipment picked up HONG KONG - HONG KONG 22:29

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I'm a bit confused about the availability of the Jiayu G4. Some sites say they have stock, some say pre-order only. I can't find a reliable release date anywhere.

Is it a case of limited stock levels going out to certain sellers? Or a lot of sellers claiming they have stock when really they are just trying to get pre-orders?

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I really fancied a Jiayu G4 and still do but looking at the prices and your chances of getting one decided to make the jump for the vowney v5 , when the Jiayu G4 is ready and available in a few months and not at inflated prices I might get one see how it compares to my v5, theres a few niggles with the v5 but like any phone , my mate at work was complaining about is Samsung s4 with data connection problems and having to refresh it to be able to connect to net , so doesn't matter what you buy there be niggles, a least theres no major problems ive found with v5.

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