aliaird

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  1. aliaird added a post in a topic [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013   

    Last night there were 85% off phones (see links earlier) saying 9 days left, tonight there are no phones being sold by him! :angry2:
    Will keep watch on what you guys actually gt and if he gets back to selling phones again!
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  2. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    So am I the first to have a cracked screen?!
    My daughter just dropped it on a tile floor!

    Any ideas anyone on difficulty or otherwise of replacing the screen? It's it a simple job or one that is best left to the experts?
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  3. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    It's funny, isn't it how inconsistent things seem to be.

    I've never had any of the problems I had with the V5 GPS with the MX58 Pro. I am really pleased with the Mlais in that regard, both on Google Maps and Navigation

    I downgraded my MX58 ROM from the one it came with (dated 1 July) to the one dated 28 June, and it's been a bit smoother, and the Antutu scores are now where I would expect to see them - c.14000+, so there might have been a bug in the latest ROM?

    Will keep my eyes out for a new battery though, hopefully it will fit my phone!
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  4. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    Battery is not good. No way is it 2500mAh. It's a day's battery at best. It ran out on me today at 5pm and I don't think I was using it hard. The V5 is MUCH better batterywise. And value wise imho at the moment.
    Will keep plugging away.
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  5. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    So I had a big session, just me and the MX58 having a few home truths over the weekend and he's decided to improve his behaviour. I tried a load of ROMs from needrom and really loved the Samsung port, really smooth and quick, but the GPS wasn't working at all, so that had to go.
    In the end i went back to my original ROM and built it up again from scratch, and things seem to be better . I wonder whether when I used Go Backup to restore the apps I had on my V5 whether some system settings were getting copied across and causing problems. I don't know, but I'm no longer seeing 8000 on Antutu, more like 12, and the occasional 14.
    I think I will just relax and enjoy the phone now for a bit... (unless a new ROM comes along of course!)
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  6. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   


    No. My blue dot is solid and exactly where I am. When you first turn it on and it is using Wifi and A-GPS to get a rough position until it gets a good GPS signal, it's a little variable, and has a bit blue circle or doubt, but once it has a good lock, it's very stable. I'm really happy with the GPS side of this phone. Are you getting something different on your Air?



    Just took it on a 5 minute dog walk and it had me precisely where I was, to about a couple of metres I would say
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  7. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    I've been playing with MX58 Pro a little more, and I'm still not happy about the processor. Whilst I've (once) seen 14k on Antutu, have a look at the one I did earlier today!



    And today's battery...


    Not what I expected from a 2500 mAh battery. And it's not as if I have thrashed it..


    Not quite sure what to do....

    (not sure if the photos are uploading properly, right click and open in new tab seems to work for me. - 8745 Antutu and 100% to 9& in 8 hours 8 minutes...
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  8. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    Re compass, it seems to be broadly accurate, perhaps a few degrees off my Silva, Every now and then it is totally wrong (magnetic interference?)
    Not really sure where you would want to use a phone compass, but I wouldn't rely on it in the field over a proper compass.

    The MIUI rom I tried (and failed!) to load last night has a note on it saying "compass not working" in the ROM so by inference they assume it is working on other ROMs.
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  9. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    So my Mlais MX58T Pro arrived today from Merimobiles. I ordered on 1 August and paid for DHL Express delivery. I had to pick it up this morning and pay £18 VAT / Customs or whatever, so a bit annoying but its the first time so overall not too bad. So order to phone in a week. Not bad.

    The phone came with a silicon protector and screen protector, plus a spare screen. I'd ordered it rooted and with a spare screen, but seem to have got a case and another installed screen protector as well :)

    First impressions are that the phone is well built, smart (I like the little red trim!) and the screen is lovely. :wub:

    The GPS works perfectly, which is the primary reason for choosing the Mlais so very happy about that. :D

    My only concern is that when I had restored all the apps from my Vowney (using Go Backup, beginning to like this over Titanium btw) I thought I'd run Antutu.... My V5 showed 12k, but the Mlais only showed 9.7k, then 10k. Not happy with that at all and not quite sure why.... I was expecting nearer 15.

    Apex Launcher doesn't feel as buttery smooth as I was expecting and I get the occasional slight lag. I wonder whether it might have been the mass loading of 100 apps etc that has done something so I might do a factory wipe, load Antutu and run it to see what I get. Then maybe try a different ROM.

    The chip is as expected, so I think it might be something minor, but at the moment it's a bit disappointing.

    Will update as I start to play with it. Any good Mlais forums out there btw?! I would liketo get CWM on there before I start flashing new ROMS but not found one yet. I tried using Mobiuncle and flashing the one that works on the V5 but it didn't seem to work. I might try it again just to double check. Needrom looks like it has a TWRP Recovery I can install so that will do, but I'd like CWM if possible, I just know it better.
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  10. aliaird added a post in a topic [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013   

    BTW, does anyone have trouble with your Dual Sim remembering your voicemail number? I take out my work sim from my work bberry at the weekend and put it into my V5, and whilst the phone recognises the SIM and remembers I call it "Work SIM" I have to re-enter the Voicemail number (which I always forget and have to google!!!)
    Then it seems to override my private SIM voicemail number.
    It should remember both numbers and change depending on which VM I am trying to pick up but it seems it can only cope with one.

    Just me? Everyone? Or me doing something wrong?
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  11. aliaird added a post in a topic [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013   

    I got fed up of dithering over what to buy, so just bought the MLais MX58Pro. Just hope it gets here before my holiday now!! :)
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  12. aliaird added a post in a topic [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013   

    I have the Vowney V5 and aside from the GPS issue I think it is a cracking phone. It is quick, great big screen, well built, and great value for money. I use Giffgaff in the UK that runs on the O2 network and its fine on 3G.
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  13. aliaird added a post in a topic [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013   

    Was getting all interested in the MLais MX 58 Pro earlier but I don't think it would work on 3G in the UK, am I right?

    Mlais Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDM 850/2100MHz

    whereas UK is UMTS 900, UMTS 2100 for 3G I'm told.

    Am I correct? It wouldn't work?
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  14. aliaird added a post in a topic Would you buy the v5 again?   

    I have the Vowney V5 and have spent a load of time trying to get the GPS working satisfactorily. If you get all the A-GPS stuff sorted, it connects well, to 8 or 9 satellites and works fine as a satnav at normal speeds, whether using Copilot, Sygic or Google Navigation. The trouble starts when you are trying to wind your way through roads in a town and your 'location' wanders and your phone starts thinking you are on a parallel road and reroutes you. It's bad enough for me to really struggle with it, and I'm expecting it to go wrong so am watching it closer than I should. I'm going to pass the V5 off to my daughter, and get another, but need one that the GPS works well. Compass is not an issue for me.

    Rico_89, where did you read about the MLais working well? Any other sources you have found discussing GPS and Chinese phones?
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  15. aliaird added a post in a topic [ROM] Vowney v5 Custom ROM - updated 04/07/2013   

    I have an old standalone GPS unit that I used to connect over Bluetooth to my Smartphone to see if that would give me a good GPS signal.

    I was trying to get it to connect to my V5 but can't manage it. Any ideas?
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