h@mster81, on 13 October 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:
Really tempted. Never bought anything from China directly though.
What do you think about this seller?
About 100 quid (Dual core one) including TNT delivery to UK . Too good to be true or genuine price?
That is the seller I purchased the Jiayu G2 that I reviewed! Its a good seller, but it will take them about a week to ship your phone after you order it. Still good value! I'd also caution against ordering SD cards with the phone as you don't really know how fast they are. I've got generic Class 2 cards before - way too slow.
alfabet, on 13 October 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:
Do these Chinese imports have Google Play store support?
The Jiayu G2 definitly does have Google Play preloaded on the stock firmware. With other phones it's hit and miss; some like to only include strange Chinese app stores. Most work with firmware tweeks or by slideloading the Play Store and Google Services Framework.
CarlosO, on 13 October 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:
Hi Aaron...can you be so kind and describe in more detail what you ment regarding:
These are responsive, but the Home button does rattle and could be fitted a bit more snug
I ordered this phone yesterday, and I would really like to know if that button is loose or loud?
Don't worry, it doesn't impact functionality at all. The button just feels a bit too small for its hole in the mold. It doesn't feel like it'll break or pop out and is very responsive. Just can rattle a bit when you shake the phone
hecatae, on 13 October 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:
quick question, are the kernel sources available for these chinese import devices, and where would I request them?
They might be available somewhere. I doubt GNU GPL is something that is enforced much in China. If more western devices start using Mediatek chips it might be more likely that they'll be forced to release the source, but don't bet on it!