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Quad core over dual core any day. Your essentially getting double performance with quad over dual


I doubt this... i have been looking into the benefits of quad core and i have found very little to support that any real world benefit to acquiring a quad core over a dual core phone...

The software just hasn't been encoded to take full advantage of four cores yet.. (maybe in the not so far future).

Also having 4 cores uses more power to my understanding, and that means less battery time.

http://phandroid.com...-video-roundup/

The quad core does seems faster, but i don't know if that justifies that extra 40% cost ... maybe when the price drop further it will be worth it.

Edited by Mrian, 15 December 2012 - 02:43 PM.

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been looking at the newman N2 again , have you ordered yours yet kyan31?

it doesnt seem to be out yet maybe monday the 17th? anyway it looks chipper and well wondered where abouts you were going to order from, im thinking ali express best seller or uredeal (whos on aliexpress as well).

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I've ordered the Freelander I-20 from antelife.com, it's expected stock on 20/12/12 so I'm hoping it's dispatched shortly (although it seems Chinese retailers are often in no hurry). Will probably post a review when I get it as there's next to no information about it online.

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I've ordered the Freelander I-20 from antelife.com, it's expected stock on 20/12/12 so I'm hoping it's dispatched shortly (although it seems Chinese retailers are often in no hurry). Will probably post a review when I get it as there's next to no information about it online.


hi, i saw http://www.aliexpres.../712877022.html online the retailer said say they have it in stock right now...

what's the delivery time on your order. it seems that they use paypal with your order (securer?). I was thinking of using aliexpress but they have mixed reviews.... and no paypal but some kind of escrow service...

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been looking at the newman N2 again , have you ordered yours yet kyan31?

it doesnt seem to be out yet maybe monday the 17th? anyway it looks chipper and well wondered where abouts you were going to order from, im thinking ali express best seller or uredeal (whos on aliexpress as well).


No, I haven't ordered mine yet. I think i might stick with the jiayu as the Newman n2 seems to be higher in price. Uredeal if offering the phone for $320 rather than the promised $250 :angry:

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hi, i saw http://www.aliexpres.../712877022.html online the retailer said say they have it in stock right now...

what's the delivery time on your order. it seems that they use paypal with your order (securer?). I was thinking of using aliexpress but they have mixed reviews.... and no paypal but some kind of escrow service...


No delivery time given. As I've ordered a few things from Chinese retailers like DealExtreme, I've learned to just go with the flow. Most of them don't actually hold stock when they say they do and it can take days for them to process an order. I've had deliveries take anything from a few days to over a month. I did look at aliexpress but the lack of PayPal stopped me. I only have a debit card and so wanted the ability to dispute the purchase if anything goes wrong. The aliexpress escrow service sounds good but I had read on another site that their payment protection isn't as good as PayPal's (apparently they are just as likely to side with a seller over a buyer).

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No delivery time given. As I've ordered a few things from Chinese retailers like DealExtreme, I've learned to just go with the flow. Most of them don't actually hold stock when they say they do and it can take days for them to process an order. I've had deliveries take anything from a few days to over a month. I did look at aliexpress but the lack of PayPal stopped me. I only have a debit card and so wanted the ability to dispute the purchase if anything goes wrong. The aliexpress escrow service sounds good but I had read on another site that their payment protection isn't as good as PayPal's (apparently they are just as likely to side with a seller over a buyer).

well ive ordered my g3 and il wait and se what happend. i ordered from aliexpress. tempted to get the newman n2 but it only has 1 gb ram :/. still other good stuf quad core etc uhnmm yeah the g3 was like 88 pounds direct from manufacturer but i dont know if it would ship okay..thats almost half price!

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Just thought I'd post an update, had to file a PayPal claim today to try and get my money back. Antelife.com have been completely ignoring my emails since the initial order confirmation. From what I can gather they have no stock but are still claiming on the product page that they do (posting pictures etc...). Can only advise to avoid ordering from that site.

I'm sure the claim will be resolved but I'm now unsure where to look at ordering from next. Seems to me that any site not listing stock levels can't be trusted. Would be interested to hear what sites others have used and had a good experience.

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Just thought I'd post an update, had to file a PayPal claim today to try and get my money back. Antelife.com have been completely ignoring my emails since the initial order confirmation. From what I can gather they have no stock but are still claiming on the product page that they do (posting pictures etc...). Can only advise to avoid ordering from that site.

I'm sure the claim will be resolved but I'm now unsure where to look at ordering from next. Seems to me that any site not listing stock levels can't be trusted. Would be interested to hear what sites others have used and had a good experience.


I recommend fastcardtech or uredeal. My brother brought a Jiayu G2 from fastcardtech and got in in under 2 weeks. I have never used uredeal, but they have a good partnership with GizChina.com and the website workers speak proper english :P. Uredeal is a little more expensive than other websites though.

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I'm probably going to grab this https://www.pcworld....r-just-158.html

from here http://www.kogan.com...ore-smartphone/

It seems pretty decent, and probably more reliable than a random chinese seller???

Comes with 12 month UK warranty :)

Edited by holtend, 12 January 2013 - 12:19 AM.

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I recommend fastcardtech or uredeal. My brother brought a Jiayu G2 from fastcardtech and got in in under 2 weeks. I have never used uredeal, but they have a good partnership with GizChina.com and the website workers speak proper english :P. Uredeal is a little more expensive than other websites though.


I looked at fastcardtech initially but chose not to use them as their website seems sketchy. They list phones for order that have literally just been announced so I suspect they operate in a similar way to antelife. They also don't appear to accept paypal even though they state they do on the site (I tried to order the I-20 from them but the checkout didn't allow paypal). Uredeal seemed better but they are also advertising the N2 as in stock on the front page, but the comments on the product page clearly show that it isn't. There seems to be a general dishonesty with Chinese retailers about the fact that many of them are either drop-shipping, or don't have a proper supply-chain with the manufacturers and they encourage orders without any idea of whether they can fill them.

I'm actually considering holding on to my money and waiting for the Nexus 4 to become available from google again. Reliable brand name phone at a great price (but massively in demand because of it).

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I looked at fastcardtech initially but chose not to use them as their website seems sketchy. They list phones for order that have literally just been announced so I suspect they operate in a similar way to antelife. They also don't appear to accept paypal even though they state they do on the site (I tried to order the I-20 from them but the checkout didn't allow paypal). Uredeal seemed better but they are also advertising the N2 as in stock on the front page, but the comments on the product page clearly show that it isn't. There seems to be a general dishonesty with Chinese retailers about the fact that many of them are either drop-shipping, or don't have a proper supply-chain with the manufacturers and they encourage orders without any idea of whether they can fill them.

I'm actually considering holding on to my money and waiting for the Nexus 4 to become available from google again. Reliable brand name phone at a great price (but massively in demand because of it).


Fastcardtech usually list the phone on the site for pre-orders. If you go to the top page, there will be a note that shows if there is stock or not.

They also do except PayPal, like most sites. You get to the PayPal part after you fill in your details, and choose what shipping you want etc.

Edited by kyan31, 12 January 2013 - 10:25 AM.

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So my phone turned up out of the blue this morning. I was out at the time otherwise I may have refused delivery. Seeing as I wasn't charged any import fees I decided to give it a go. First mild panic when I tried to insert my sim, only to realise that it's a micro sim slot. Luckily I had a sim cutter to hand and was able to use that.

I have a couple of potential issues with the phone, so far coverage on Three seems to be worse with this than with my G300, but I am in an area with poor signal so will have to see how this goes. I also don't seem to be able to set-up a google account properly. Play is installed and it lets me install apps like gmail and maps, but I don't seem to have an overall account that syncs my contacts etc...
I've heard that downloading a googleframework.apk file can help with this but when I go to install it asks me if I want to replace the one I already have, and I'm not sure if I want to do that.

Anyone have any ideas? I will post a size comparison with the G300 shortly.

Edit: Sorted, I went back to a French forum I'd noticed a lot of I-20 discussion on, and someone linked to an XDA Exynos4 root exploit which works on this phone too. That let me install Titanium Backup and from there I could restore old system apps from my G300 like google contacts sync. All working much better now.

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Edited by ADROW, 12 January 2013 - 09:27 PM.

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my dad is selling his G300 and getting this with the money (basically a straight swap as it was sold for £100)

http://www.merimobil..._p/meri7667.htm ZTE V955 (the all black version)



i'm interested in getting this imported
http://www.fastcardt...com/ZTE-Grand-S

ZTE grand S £183.33 (this price seems to good to be true... rumor's say its 2,799 Yuan = £279)

EDIT: hmm... just got a reply from fastcardtech, and they say i will actually be $289 / £183.33 (don't think i believe them)

1080p 5 inch IPS display

2GB RAM

Android 4.1.2

13 MP camera

Quad core 1.7 GHz

supper thin 6.9mm

video (i want a black version though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IJXYyHXREbs

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my dad is selling his G300 and getting this with the money (basically a straight swap as it was sold for £100)

http://www.merimobil..._p/meri7667.htm ZTE V955 (the all black version)



i'm interested in getting this imported
http://www.fastcardt...com/ZTE-Grand-S

ZTE grand S £183.33

1080p 5 inch IPS display

2GB RAM

Android 4.1.2

13 MP camera

Quad core 1.7 GHz

supper thin 6.9mm

video (i want a black version though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IJXYyHXREbs


Hi Tillaz

Have you used that site before where you are getting your dad's phone from? My wife needs a new phone and that looks pretty sweet for the price.

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Hi Tillaz

Have you used that site before where you are getting your dad's phone from? My wife needs a new phone and that looks pretty sweet for the price.


yeah, i got a tablet from there, and have friends and family who also buy from merrimobiles

if you use the free shipping it normally takes 3 weeks, witch is kind of the standard from china

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yeah, i got a tablet from there, and have friends and family who also buy from merrimobiles

if you use the free shipping it normally takes 3 weeks, witch is kind of the standard from china


Cheers, I assume you think it is a pretty good phone as your Dad is getting one. Any decent custom ROM's for it out there?

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Cheers, I assume you think it is a pretty good phone as your Dad is getting one. Any decent custom ROM's for it out there?


yeah, its great for the price and made by a well known manufacture

4.5 inch IPS display
Snapdragon MSM8225 Dual-core 1.2GHz
HSPA+
Android 4.0
records 720p video
2000mAh battery

beats the G300 by quite a lot for the same price, not sure about custom roms but you can have them send it pre-rooted

you can see better pictures of it here https://www.google.c...iw=1366&bih=643

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lol @ OS "Real Jerrybeam 4.1"

on this phone http://www.fastcardt...axy-Note-2-Lord

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lol @ OS "Real Jerrybeam 4.1"

on this phone http://www.fastcardt...axy-Note-2-Lord

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Mind you - ask me to translate English to Chinese and the results would probably be ten times worse! :blush:

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