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Ok, after some digging I found a very promising device:

Octa Core Coolpad F1 (wcdma version) for 190USD

Coolpad is well known chinese brand and F1 (older, TD-SCDMA version) has great user reviews on several china mobile portals

It has 2GB RAM + 8GB ROM + Gorilla Glass screen + 2500mAh battery + 13MP camera with OV sensor and f/2.0 aperture

It should be in stock next week...


Edited by dakok, 29 March 2014 - 03:16 PM.

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Sorry, double post :(

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Coolpad is having fantastic build quality. The best phone I ever owned.

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When is this china phone topic coming back?

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When is this china phone topic coming back?

 

when the mods add it back.

 

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Seems my post has went walkies...

Been searching for an upgrade for the missus.Her umix1 is a bit battered and bruised now and i would like to get her a new dual sim phone with at least 5" screen.

I have been researching the latest offerings and i like the look of the lenovo s920 Also zopo seem to do some impressive phones as well.

The main things are 5" screen ,dual sim and obviously must work correctly here in the uk.

Anyone have an opinion or perhaps using something that they would recommend feel free to shout about it.

My maximum budget is about £170


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The new ZTE Red Bull (odd name!) just announced seems to have very good specs (including LTE support), especially for the price:

 

http://www.gizchina....nched-in-china/

 

The Snapdragon chip in these ought to be faster than the Mediatek equivalent - hopefully it will contain the MSM8928 over the slightly slower MSM8926.

 

Whether or not this will have support for WCDMA or not, I don't know, but the Chinese manufacturers usually produce WCDMA versions eventually.

 

The Huawei Honor 3C looks to have pretty good specs as well (including a reasonable camera) but it does seem odd that there aren't many reviews of this one around.

 

I've never seen a Zopo phone but I'm a bit wary of the manner in which they seem to churn out endless variations of similar hardware with little to differentiate between them. I know that they weren't the most sturdy of phones in the past (video reviews on Gizchina often showed how the whole phone would 'flex' easily). This may have changed for more recent models.

 

One thing I'd recommend is that you get a phone with support for both 2100MHz and 900Mhz 3G WCDMA frequencies. 2100MHz is the standard in the UK but some of the networks (O2 and Vodafone) have also rolled out 900MHz 3G which can be useful.


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The new ZTE Red Bull (odd name!) just announced seems to have very good specs (including LTE support), especially for the price:

 

http://www.gizchina....nched-in-china/

 

The Snapdragon chip in these ought to be faster than the Mediatek equivalent - hopefully it will contain the MSM8928 over the slightly slower MSM8926.

 

Whether or not this will have support for WCDMA or not, I don't know, but the Chinese manufacturers usually produce WCDMA versions eventually.

 

The Huawei Honor 3C looks to have pretty good specs as well (including a reasonable camera) but it does seem odd that there aren't many reviews of this one around.

 

I've never seen a Zopo phone but I'm a bit wary of the manner in which they seem to churn out endless variations of similar hardware with little to differentiate between them. I know that they weren't the most sturdy of phones in the past (video reviews on Gizchina often showed how the whole phone would 'flex' easily). This may have changed for more recent models.

 

One thing I'd recommend is that you get a phone with support for both 2100MHz and 900Mhz 3G WCDMA frequencies. 2100MHz is the standard in the UK but some of the networks (O2 and Vodafone) have also rolled out 900MHz 3G which can be useful.

 

nice find with the zte, looks like a top quality phone and for $135 / £80 its a steal, might pick one up my self 

 

Edit:

 

i'm sold... defo buying one after reading this http://www.cnet.com/...onal-expansion/ says it uses snapdragon 800, hope it supports global bands and not a china only td-scdma


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Think cnet are definitely wrong there as all other reports indicate a Snapdragon 400. Can't imagine they could possibly sell it with a Snapdragon 800 at that price! I don't think I've seen any phones containing the Snapdragon 800 for less than about $350, which is a good indication about how expensive they are!

Edit:

Yep, as I thought, a Snapdragon 400:

http://www.gizchina....lte-smartphone/

Bad news is that it is TD-SCDMA only at the moment. Let's hope they release a WCDMA version sooner rather than later. The thought of going back to ZTE makes me quite nostalgic for the Blade days! ;)

Edited by Maringer, 11 April 2014 - 06:50 AM.

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Octa Core Coolpad F1 is available at http://en.jd.com/pro...ry/1087976.html

for 171 USD

 

Why so cheap? Well, Jingdong (JD) signed a 1.6 billion USD contract with Coolpad recently. :)


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Octa Core Coolpad F1 is available at http://en.jd.com/pro...ry/1087976.html
for 171 USD
 
Why so cheap? Well, Jingdong (JD) signed a 1.6 billion USD contract with Coolpad recently. :)


Time I bought a new phone is this ok for uk 3g?, seems not bad for about £107, or should I wait for 4g's to appear?

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I think that 900/2100MHz covers them all.

I bought it few days ago from ET Store at Aliexpress and they shipped it today.

 

Today I found out that JD started with shipping to my country. Damn!

Almost 20 USD + Tax :(

 

Regarding LTE & UK

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This should be a nice LTE phone:

http://en.jd.com/pro...ne/1091756.html


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I think that 900/2100MHz covers them all.

I bought it few days ago from ET Store at Aliexpress and they shipped it today.

 

 

I bought it from same company over a week ago with DHL to UK.

 

They said it shipped the next day and gave me a DHL tracking number. There is still no info on the tracking and when I contacted them they said that it would only track when it goes through Customs. This is rubbish as DHL tracking works from the moment it is picked up from sender.

 

I have raised a dispute with Aliexpress and the supplier has 5 days to respond otherwise a refund will be made.

 

I'll be interested to hear how you get on.


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I contacted them several times during last week and they keep on telling me that it is not in stock.

When they told me they have it, suddenly many Ali stores appeared with F1 wcdma offer and I found out that official sale started on 10. April - I bought it.

Day after I bought it they raised price for $8.

 

It all seems very convincing. Anyway, it is easier to get refund on Aliexpress than on regular stores with paypal payment, I think :)


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http://www.aliexpres...1747319443.html

 

I take it this one works ok here in the uk on 02 ?

 

 

Head is spinning with all this research.


Edited by grabster, 11 April 2014 - 07:32 PM.

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http://opensignal.co...2---uk-coverage

O2 - UK uses the GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / UMTS 2100 & 900 frequency bands for its network.

 

 

 

Coolpad F1:

Battery Capacity(mAh): 2500mAh Language: English,Other Size: 141x71.5x9.3mm Coolpad Model: F1 (8297w) CPU: MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz GPU: Mali-450MP Webcam: Front 5.0MP Rear 13.0MP OS: Android 4.2 2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz 3G: UMTS / WCDMA 900/2100MHz    

 

So, Coolpad F1 covers complete O2 2G & 3G band :)


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Thanks for the info ....

 

Anyone received their coolpad f1 yet ?

 

It looks like it is what im looking for so time to flex the plastic i think.

I gather that aliexpress would be the seller to purchase from ?

 

 Now to look for a gel type case ,the missus doesn't like those foldy leather type jobbies.


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Nobody received it yet since the sales for wcdma version started 2 days ago. I've been reading about china version user experiences for over a month now at taoba o and several china mobile portals and the average rating is over 4.5/5. So it should be a good buy.

Edited by dakok, 12 April 2014 - 09:14 AM.

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