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Only in the UK though? Like the Hudl?

It has not been possible to buy the Hudl in Ireland (Republic) to date.


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Only in the UK though? Like the Hudl?

It has not been possible to buy the Hudl in Ireland (Republic) to date.

No more information at the moment. I'm surprised Tesco only limited the Hudl to the UK, I would have thought Ireland would have been an obvious sales target.


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Anybody who got a Hudl here got it over the border in Northern Ireland or else from mainland UK possibly by Parcel Motel as far as I know.


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I note that the Hongmi 1S WCDMA version has now been released:

 

http://www.spemall.c...-1GB-8GB_g.html

 

Not too bad an upgrade over the original Hongmi and a decent price, but you can get MT6592 phones for not much more, albeit without the same type of software support you get from Xiaomi.


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Not a bad choice if the real pice will remain where it is now. Has a SoC that I hoped Chili Pepper WCDMA model will have.

2GB of RAM would be nice, too.

Pretty low ratings at Zol, though - 3.7/5 from 110 users


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Hey guys sorry about the random question, i've read back a few pages, but i noticed on a review that the Coolpad F1 only supports 3g in china? Something to do with the frequencies it uses, is that true? Will this phone not support 3G in the UK?


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There is a different version of the F1 which is compatible with UK networks - the 8297w - where the 'W' stands for WCDMA used over here. It supports the 900MHz and 2100MHz 3G frequencies used in the UK.

It costs a little more than the standard non 'w' version which would only work with 2G in the UK, so make sure you order the correct one. The key word (well, acronym) to look out for is WCDMA and not TD-SCDMA.

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There is a different version of the F1 which is compatible with UK networks - the 8297w - where the 'W' stands for WCDMA used over here. It supports the 900MHz and 2100MHz 3G frequencies used in the UK.

It costs a little more than the standard non 'w' version which would only work with 2G in the UK, so make sure you order the correct one. The key word (well, acronym) to look out for is WCDMA and not TD-SCDMA.

 

Oh thats brilliant! Thanks a bunch its much appreciated


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Most sites list the WCDMA and TD-SCDMA versions of the Coolpad F1 separately.

Dealsprime list just one and have a checkbox for WCDMA or TD-SCDMA.

WCDMA costs $20 extra over the TS-SCDMA version.

 

http://dealsprime.co...ram-13-0mp.html


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Most sites list the WCDMA and TD-SCDMA versions of the Coolpad F1 separately.

Dealsprime list just one and have a checkbox for WCDMA or TD-SCDMA.

WCDMA costs $20 extra over the TS-SCDMA version.

 

http://dealsprime.co...ram-13-0mp.html

 

 

I am seriously comtemplating getting one, can anyone in the UK comment on GPS strength (for the odd use of google maps/navigation) and whats the battery life like? My brother has a chinese phone and the batteries claim to be something they are not and his battery life is terrible. Is the battery removable?

 

Also could anyone recommend a website to buy screen protectors+a  protective case from?


Edited by h3dshot, 08 May 2014 - 01:17 PM.

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Worth keeping an eye on this dedicated thread too in case you were not aware already....

 

http://www.modaco.co...olpad-f1-8297w/


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Did anybody knows the Star Note 3+?. Here is the link from merimobiles http://www.merimobil..._p/meri8661.htm
What do you think about it?.

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where did you guys buy your coolpad f1's from? I've been looking at the retailers on trustedreview and aliexpress, china grabber, and dealsprime all seem to be hit and miss, with a lot of complaints for customer service and after sales support


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Mine is currently in transit. Ordered from Shenzhen Matrix on Aliexpress. I selected them as they have a 99.9% positive feedback rating! The contact I communicated with, 'Sam Lin', has good English as well so messaging was easy.

 

Can't report on the phone until I receive it which ought to be in a day or two, if DHL's tracking reports are anything to go by!


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Hi H3adshot!

 

I bought it from Eternal Team at Aliexpress, but there are more reliable stores like the one Maringer suggested or 

this one, here is user feedback (check both good and bad reports - bad ones are for bad phone brands, anyway :))

 

It should be home soon, so you will read few reports then :)

 

 

@Karen&Arlette :)

 

That phone is probably the one that Goophone makes and, as it is with clone phones, the similarity is amazing but the quality is not proportional to amaze factor.

My suggestion is to pick real China phone brands, like

Lenovo, Huawei, Coolpad, Xiaomi etc...

Star, HTM, Cubot, Landvo, Jiake... are there for sellers to make the bigger profit ;)

 

Few suggestions:

 

Coolpad F1 185 USD 

Huawei Honor 3C 180 USD (merimobiles)

Huawei G610s 141USD (to2c)

Lenovo A850i 138USD (aliexpress)
Chili Pepper 137USD (aliexpress)

 

Best stores are to2c.com and several aliexpress sellers with at least 98.5% ratings


Edited by dakok, 08 May 2014 - 05:51 PM.

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Ok i've decided to buy one. The only thing i want to know before i do is how well the gps functions in the UK.

 

Can anyone share their experiences?


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Best stores are to2c.com and several aliexpress sellers with at least 98.5% ratings


Wow dakok only just made the 98.5%, bought my second coolpad f1 from here http://www.aliexpres...1619172497.html, still waiting shipment, which will hopefully be tomorrow.

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Ok i've decided to buy one. The only thing i want to know before i do is how well the gps functions in the UK.

 

Can anyone share their experiences?

Only tested it once but it locked on very quickly.


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where did you guys buy your coolpad f1's from? I've been looking at the retailers on trustedreview and aliexpress, china grabber, and dealsprime all seem to be hit and miss, with a lot of complaints for customer service and after sales support

Shenzhen Value in Action on Aliexpress. Good service and quick delivery .


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Ok i've decided to buy one. The only thing i want to know before i do is how well the gps functions in the UK.

 

Can anyone share their experiences?

It doesn't matter where it is. If it works fine anywhere in Europe (and probably China, too) it'll be nice in UK, as well.

 

I'd like to hear some experiences, too :)


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