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Why don't Chinese phones have NFC? Because almost nobody uses it in China. Using a credit card is rare in China. Cash is king. Everybody wanders round with wads of banknotes. It's a cultural thing. People selling stuff like to see and touch real money. The online merchants being quoted here are a very small part of their commerce exposed to the west. Inside China is another story.

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I made my attempt on a chinese phone. After all the talk here i decided to start with this one.
http://www.pandawill...ack-p74583.html

Hopefully Tillaz will buy the same and have a rom :D !!

any sign of your phone yet mate, looks like there out of stock when i ordered , im still awaiting for it to be dispatched.

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Would you credit it, ordered the Newman k1 due to Vowney v5 going out till end month , just looked and the Vowney V5 is now in stock, wife wants phone so now ordered the Vowney v5 for her, the question is should I change my Newman k1 to the Vowney V5...........what do you think guys, specs are very similar apart from OTG on the vowney but better camera on the Newman......




Honestly I don't think you'd notice a difference, they both look slick and fast and seeing how you've decided to get a V5 then you might want to stick with the K1 and compare the two.

The K1 has a 13mp rear camera, a 2mp front camera. V5, 8mp rear and 1.3mp front.

Personally I wouldn't mind either.

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Honestly I don't think you'd notice a difference, they both look slick and fast and seeing how you've decided to get a V5 then you might want to stick with the K1 and compare the two.

The K1 has a 13mp rear camera, a 2mp front camera. V5, 8mp rear and 1.3mp front.

Personally I wouldn't mind either.

Cheers....That's what I decided to do .....compare both, keep the best one, then wife can have the other...lol

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any sign of your phone yet mate, looks like there out of stock when i ordered , im still awaiting for it to be dispatched.

According to the info
https://www.dropbox....r5w/Capture.PNG
I see the phone advertised in many Russian forums. Thats why probably out of stock.

Edited by Gagas1, 18 May 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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Cheers....That's what I decided to do .....compare both, keep the best one, then wife can have the other...lol


LOL .. good luck, hope you don't end up on the couch :P .

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Hope you DO end up on the sofa
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Any thoughts on the Lenovo A820, seems pretty good for the money only downer is no flash for the camera and no front facing camera.

http://www.etotalk.c...a820_p3758.html

Benches at 13k on Antuntu which is near S3 speeds, sorely tempted it can be had for £120 within 4 days :)

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Why don't Chinese phones have NFC? Because almost nobody uses it in China. Using a credit card is rare in China. Cash is king. Everybody wanders round with wads of banknotes. It's a cultural thing. People selling stuff like to see and touch real money. The online merchants being quoted here are a very small part of their commerce exposed to the west. Inside China is another story.

that's interesting, thanks

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I am really doubting if i should wait for the release of the Jiayu G4 i have no doubts that it will be an awesome phone for a really good price. But i am scared that i will buy it and a new android will come out and it wont get ported because of the MT6589 CPU + That it wont get as mutch custom ROMs like cyanogenmod 10 as far as i know it hasnt been ported to any mt6589 device. And not getting latest android will be Armv6 all over again

I think im gong to go for the Xiaomi MI-2S or the MI-2A. I think the only donwside about the MI-2S is that it only has a 4.3 screen but there is a version with 32GB rom and 13mp camera.

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it wont get as mutch custom ROMs like cyanogenmod 10 as far as i know it hasnt been ported to any mt6589 device. And not getting latest android will be Armv6 all over again

I think im gong to go for the Xiaomi MI-2S or the MI-2A. I think the only donwside about the MI-2S is that it only has a 4.3 screen but there is a version with 32GB rom and 13mp camera.


the reason the mtk devices don't have cyanogenMod is because they never release the kernel source, not the lack of interest :(

all the Chinese i have came across seem to be closed source people, just like Xiaomi and there MIUI,
even though its based on open source android.. MIUI is closed source :ph34r:

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the reason the mtk devices don't have cyanogenMod is because they never release the kernel source, not the lack of interest :(

all the Chinese i have came across seem to be closed source people, just like Xiaomi and there MIUI,
even though its based on open source android.. MIUI is closed source :ph34r:


So the problem is that the roms arent open source? So why is there MIUI and cm10 for the skate? Is it likely that mediatek 6589 will get official latest android support? I guess not i would want a nexus but they are to expencive and my new phone must be 13mp

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So the problem is that the roms arent open source?


no, its because the "kernel" source for the device is normally not available

So why is there MIUI and cm10 for the skate?


because the zte skate and others have the kernel source available (and are probably not mediatek devices)

MIUI ROMs are mainly all ports based on CyanogenMod as MIUI is not open source at all.

Is it likely that mediatek 6589 will get official latest android support?


that depends, its possible they will get the next version of android but i doubt it would get any after that...

I guess not i would want a nexus but they are to expensive and my new phone must be 13mp


higher mega pixels don't always mean better pictures, (bigger, yes)
i would put money on that the the 8mp cameras in the nexus 4, S3, and sony devices take better pictures than any 13mp
camera in china phones... the quality of the senser is what matters.


But if you want a good chance of CM ROMs on your next phone i would suggest you get something that has the kernel source available ;)

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Any thoughts on the Lenovo A820, seems pretty good for the money only downer is no flash for the camera and no front facing camera.

http://www.etotalk.c...a820_p3758.html

Benches at 13k on Antuntu which is near S3 speeds, sorely tempted it can be had for £120 within 4 days :)


Honestly, it looks fast and it will be a really nice phone but for that price you can get an IPS HD screen and because of that I wouldn't buy it... Oh and the huge lenovo branding on the front would drive me nuts lol.

Here`s a thing to make your choice more complicated:

http://www.hardmob.com.br/mobile/490333-celulares-chineses-de-qualidade-117.html#post10158772


Why did you do that lol .. just when I thought things were getting clearer you go and muddy up the choices :P

Here's a few from the list I really, really like:
£142
http://www.antelife....mart-phone.html

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£135
http://www.pandawill...-4g-p74240.html

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The coolest phone £55; It's water proof :)
http://www.coolseaso...w718-31550.html

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Edited by Rico_89, 19 May 2013 - 09:57 AM.

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damn not bad phones at all..this last one is something like asend g300 just bigger battery...

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So a question tillaz, if it is not possible to port CM roms to MTK devices, how come the Jiayu G3 which also has MTK processor has a port of CM here?

If this is possible for the G3, might it be possible also for the G4?

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So a question tillaz, if it is not possible to port CM roms to MTK devices, how come the Jiayu G3 which also has MTK processor has a port of CM here?

If this is possible for the G3, might it be possible also for the G4?

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I think because its CM10 based not cyanogenmod itself

Im just going to stick to the Jiayu G4 im sure it will be an awesome phone even if it doenst get many custom roms. Stock jellybean with some tweaks will be more then enough.

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So a question tillaz, if it is not possible to port CM roms to MTK devices, how come the Jiayu G3 which also has MTK processor has a port of CM here?

If this is possible for the G3, might it be possible also for the G4?

Many Thanks


First of all, i never said "its not possible" for all mediatek devices, i said the kernel source is normally not available for most of them,
and without that you can't build CyanogenMod or any other ROM from source....


But yeah, i have seen that thread before and by the looks of the screenshots its not proper CyanogenMod....

looks like its using the stock SystemUI as the status bar toggles are not the CM toggles. (they are the stock mediatek toggles)
and most of the stand out features in CyanogeMod heavily relies on its own SystemUI, like > Pie / Toggles / Nav buttons etc...

i think people in the thread even say its not proper CM, at best is an odd port :ph34r:

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Any sense in hoping for Shendu roms for MTK 6589 devices
(shendu went open-source recently)
???

And a recent find:

MT6589 kernel source
http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2274358
https://github.com/v...9_kernel_source

Edited by dakok, 19 May 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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