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

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I found this phone called the Mogu S1, which is the worlds cheapest phablet, costing only $48 :o

I made a thread about it in the ZTE Skate section:

I would never buy it, but it is still pretty good for the price.

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Yes I saw that cheap phone looks a lot of phone for price, but dont you find most of the china pre launch prices are not same prices you ever pay, just a update on my merimobile order placed on 31.1.13 was told would be posted on the 6.2.13 and have now been told 18.2.13 , not sure if to cancel or not , if I could find a root guide for the zre v955 I would order from deal extreme , they can't supply this phone rooted , I've only found a few sellers offering pre rooted.I've found some Chinese site talking about rooting this phone but just not easy to follow at all, Google translator doesn't translate some of the sites fully.

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Anyone got a china phone , can you update us all please

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Yes I saw that cheap phone looks a lot of phone for price, but dont you find most of the china pre launch prices are not same prices you ever pay, just a update on my merimobile order placed on 31.1.13 was told would be posted on the 6.2.13 and have now been told 18.2.13 , not sure if to cancel or not , if I could find a root guide for the zre v955 I would order from deal extreme , they can't supply this phone rooted , I've only found a few sellers offering pre rooted.I've found some Chinese site talking about rooting this phone but just not easy to follow at all, Google translator doesn't translate some of the sites fully.

all Chinese businesses are on holiday until the 18th (Chinese new year)

as for rooting... as far as i am aware these can root most if not all ics (4.0) phones

unlockroot: http://www.unlockroot.com/ list of devices rooted so far > http://www.unlockroot.com/unlockroot3.php

Bin4ary: http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1886460

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So there's a good chance this should root a zte v955 and then can install titanium , remove unwanted Chinese apps and add play store , yes know about Chinese holidays and thats why I was chasing them to get it sent out before , so feel let down by merimobiles, see a few quad core phones appearing on the Chinese sites but costing around $250 to $300 and not the $160 we were let to believe . I'm bit unsure if to cancel and wait for the quad cores to break the $200 price range

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So there's a good chance this should root a zte v955 and then can install titanium , remove unwanted Chinese apps and add play store , yes know about Chinese holidays and thats why I was chasing them to get it sent out before , so feel let down by merimobiles, see a few quad core phones appearing on the Chinese sites but costing around $250 to $300 and not the $160 we were let to believe . I'm bit unsure if to cancel and wait for the quad cores to break the $200 price range

you should definitely cancel your order for now and get a refund, as Paypal only cover you for up to 45 days from purchase,

so if you don't claim within those 45 days you could lose out

you can get it cheaper from here £92.11

http://www.trustonbu...-gps-p-976.html

they have live chat and accept Paypal, i'm considering using them my self

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My umix1 is now with parcelforce so it should hopefully arrive today.

Ordered with fastcardtech on the 1st feb.

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you should definitely cancel your order for now and get a refund, as Paypal only cover you for up to 45 days from purchase,

so if you don't claim within those 45 days you could lose out

you can get it cheaper from here £92.11

http://www.trustonbu...-gps-p-976.html

they have live chat and accept Paypal, i'm considering using them my self

Think I've got to open a account to go through to checkout to find shipping costs, its a good price thou

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Think I've got to open a account to go through to checkout to find shipping costs, its a good price thou

standard shipping is free, or you can pay extra for services like DHL

http://www.trustonbu....html?chapter=0

if you add the item to the shopping cart then click on "1 item" in top left corner, then you should see an estimate shipping button

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anyone who gets the umi x1 will find this xda thread very handy

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2114292

love the way they have managed to re-partition the internal storage to allow 2.5GB for app install's by shrinking the emulated sdcard to 80mb :)

this is perfect for people with a large external sdcard

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you should definitely cancel your order for now and get a refund, as Paypal only cover you for up to 45 days from purchase,

so if you don't claim within those 45 days you could lose out

you can get it cheaper from here £92.11

http://www.trustonbu...-gps-p-976.html

they have live chat and accept Paypal, i'm considering using them my self

looks like a decent price for phone, has anyone got this some reviews would be nice!

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I am still looking for a g300 upgrade, dont want to spend more than the £100, i like the juyu g3 but seems a bit heavy as someone mentioned earlier, xuimi x2 looks good but camera sticks out a bit on the back. the only one that is in the my price range the zte v955 but has a small ram, can anyone recommend a worthy upgrade?

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I am still looking for a g300 upgrade, dont want to spend more than the £100, i like the juyu g3 but seems a bit heavy as someone mentioned earlier, xuimi x2 looks good but camera sticks out a bit on the back. the only one that is in the my price range the zte v955 but has a small ram, can anyone recommend a worthy upgrade?

You are never going to get a good phone if you are too fussy. The Jiayu g3 is a little chunky, but it is a massive improvement compared to the G300.

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You are never going to get a good phone if you are too fussy. The Jiayu g3 is a little chunky, but it is a massive improvement compared to the G300.

yes i guess its asking too much , i could up my budget a little!

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yes i guess its asking too much , i could up my budget a little!

I would wait for the Jiayu G4. That's the phone i'm gonna buy, definitely. I'm probably going to create a custom ROM for it too if it gets root and CWM.

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I would wait for the Jiayu G4. That's the phone i'm gonna buy, definitely. I'm probably going to create a custom ROM for it too if it gets root and CWM.

Yea that does look good.do you know when it will be out and the price.

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I would wait for the Jiayu G4. That's the phone i'm gonna buy, definitely. I'm probably going to create a custom ROM for it too if it gets root and CWM.

that will be available in April according to Chinese retailers, for $247.99 / £159.99 (1GB RAM 720p Display)

http://www.merimobiles.com/jiayu-g4-gorilla-glass-4-7-hd-1280-x-720-ips-lcd-1-2ghz-android-4-1-dual-sim_p/meri7664.htm

if the umi x2 was the same price though i would rather have that as its got 2GB RAM / 1080P Display

but as far as i can see it will cost $299.99 / £193

http://www.etotalk.com/umi-x2-android41-mt6589-15ghz-quad-core-dual-sim-47-inch_p3539.html

so, is £33 more worth a 1080p display and an extra 1GB RAM ? (not sure i would pay £193 for a china phone)

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that will be available in April according to Chinese retailers, for $247.99 / £159.99 (1GB RAM 720p Display)

http://www.merimobiles.com/jiayu-g4-gorilla-glass-4-7-hd-1280-x-720-ips-lcd-1-2ghz-android-4-1-dual-sim_p/meri7664.htm

if the umi x2 was the same price though i would rather have that as its got 2GB RAM / 1080P Display

but as far as i can see it will cost $299.99 / £193

http://www.etotalk.com/umi-x2-android41-mt6589-15ghz-quad-core-dual-sim-47-inch_p3539.html

so, is £33 more worth a 1080p display and an extra 1GB RAM ? (not sure i would pay £193 for a china phone)

Small battery with big display is off putting.the g3 has better battery.

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Small battery with big display is off putting.the g3 has better battery.

G3 ???

that post is talking about the UMI X2 compared to the G4...

UMI X2 has a 2500mAh battery

G4 only has a 1800mAh battery

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G3 ???

that post is talking about the UMI X2 compared to the G4...

UMI X2 has a 2500mAh battery

G4 only has a 1800mAh battery

sorry i was saying g4 has smaller battery than g3.so it will drain fsster witj the bigger display.

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sorry i was saying g4 has smaller battery than g3.so it will drain fsster witj the bigger display.

yeah, my nexus 4 has the same size display but with a 2100mAh battery and this dose not last long at all if your a heavy user (gaming, videos, etc.. )

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yeah, my nexus 4 has the same size display but with a 2100mAh battery and this dose not last long at all if your a heavy user (gaming, videos, etc.. )

Not great,in that case the g3 seems better option or find somting else.

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Not great,in that case the g3 seems better option or find somting else.

There is a flagship version of the G4, with 2GB RAM and a 3000mah battery. The price hasn't been unveiled though :unsure:

I suspect $190-$230

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There is a flagship version of the G4, with 2GB RAM and a 3000mah battery. The price hasn't been unveiled though unsure.png

I suspect $190-$230

but that would mean the flagship version is cheaper than the normal version ???

even fastcardtech have the normal version at $247.99 / $157.99

http://www.fastcardtech.com/JiaYu-G4

unless you mean £190-£230 ?

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My umix1 arrived yesterday,13 days from order to delivery with no customs fee.

I rooted and installed cwm then put on a custom rom using the link tillaz supplied,cheers tillaz.

The phone is a replacement for an ancient galaxy s and the missus is well impressed with it,especially the dual sim function which works a treat.

For anyone that thinks the camera will "break off" , it looks and feels pretty solid when its in your hand.

Depends how determined to break it you really are i guess.

Slipping in and out of a pocket or bag aint gonna cause much damage.

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