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I am looking to get a galaxy note 2 type clone from probably fastcardtech but there are so many to choose from.
Has anyone one on here bought one yet ?
Any opinions ?
Its gonna be one of those or a jiayu g3.

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I am looking to get a galaxy note 2 type clone from probably fastcardtech but there are so many to choose from.
Has anyone one on here bought one yet ?
Any opinions ?
Its gonna be one of those or a jiayu g3.


not sure about fastcardtech as i stopped looking on there site because they are blatantly lying about the price of a good few devices
(mainly all of these >> http://www.fastcardt...gory.php?id=282 some under-priced up to £150)


i was looking at them the other day and found these to be the best

best around the £100 mark http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5767.htm

512mb RAM
5.3 IPS display 540 x 960
android 4.0
1Ghz dual core
dual sim
gorilla glass


then this at £140 http://www.merimobil..._p/meri6977.htm

1GB RAM
5.3 IPS display 540 x 960
android 4.0
1Ghz dual core
dual sim
gorilla glass


then this at £195 http://www.merimobil..._p/meri7289.htm

1GB RAM
5.7 IPS 720p display
android 4.1 jelly bean
1Ghz dual core
dual sim
gorilla glass

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Thanks for the links tillaz.
This is the one that i will probably go for,its for the wife as her ancient galaxy s finally went belly up and she is using my old san fran.
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5767.htm
I read elsewhere that if i choose the dhl delivery option then they ask for customs charges,whereas the free delivery option wont.
Anyone able to verify that or is it the luck of the draw ?

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I've been thinking of buying a Chinese Android phone for use here in the UK but are there any network issues I need to be wary of? A chinese phone will work fine on the 3G networks here in England?

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I've been thinking of buying a Chinese Android phone for use here in the UK but are there any network issues I need to be wary of? A chinese phone will work fine on the 3G networks here in England?


Im also looking for a replacement over g300 and wondering what is a decent one to get without encountering any problems, Jiuyu g3 seems good?

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I've been thinking of buying a Chinese Android phone for use here in the UK but are there any network issues I need to be wary of? A chinese phone will work fine on the 3G networks here in England?


just make sure the phone you choose is WCDMA

avoid TD-SCDMA




Im also looking for a replacement over g300 and wondering what is a decent one to get without encountering any problems, Jiuyu g3 seems good?


depends on how much you have to spend really

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just make sure the phone you choose is WCDMA

avoid TD-SCDMA



dont want to spend more than £120(max £150) want somthing reliable as g300 but with much better battery and performance.


depends on how much you have to spend really


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Thanks for the links tillaz.
This is the one that i will probably go for,its for the wife as her ancient galaxy s finally went belly up and she is using my old san fran.
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5767.htm
I read elsewhere that if i choose the dhl delivery option then they ask for customs charges,whereas the free delivery option wont.
Anyone able to verify that or is it the luck of the draw ?

I used DHL for my Jayu g3 and wasn't charged any duty. By the way for anyone worrying about leadtimes, ordered Friday morning from China delivered Monday to London, 3 days including a weekend!

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@tilaz what would you advise thats good all round phone like g300 but a lot better performace and battery but within that price range.

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@tilaz what would you advise thats good all round phone like g300 but a lot better performace and battery but within that price range.


for £118.34 i would recommend this in black

720p IPS display
1GB RAM
DUAL CORE
THIN DESIGN
RECORDS 1080P VIDEO
BLUETOOTH 4.0
1750 mAh BATTERY
8 .MP CAMERA
2.MP FRONT CAMERA
DUAL SIM
GORILLA GLASS
ANDROID 4.0 (4.1 update now available)


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

link http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5736.htm

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for £118.34 i would recommend this in black

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

link http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5736.htm


Thanks will have a look, how does this compare with juiyu g3, huawei g600, g330, not heard of this one, do you have any experience with this phone or know anyone that has bought one, would like some reviews before buying it.

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just make sure the phone you choose is WCDMA


Thanks Tillaz

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Thanks will have a look, how does this compare with juiyu g3, huawei g600, g330, not heard of this one, do you have any experience with this phone or know anyone that has bought one, would like some reviews before buying it.


its got the same specs as the jayju 3 but its cheaper and thinner and looks better in my opinion,

the UMI X1 looks to be quite a popular phone and have quite good support if you search google,

i personally would choose this over the jayju 3

EDIT: if you want to compare them search this in YouTube >> JiaYu G3 v UMI X1

also it looks like it now has an official 4.1.2 jelly bean update,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ShxQHXPtZ1E

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its got the same specs as the jayju 3 but its cheaper and thinner and looks better in my opinion,

the UMX X1 looks to be quite a popular phone and have quite good suport if you search google,

i personally would choose this over the jayju 3

EDIT: if you want to compare them search this in YouTube >> JiaYu G3 v UMI X1


THANKS, is that the best place to buy it from, and does that price include shipping, also does it come unlocked free on network?

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THANKS, is that the best place to buy it from, and does that price include shipping, also does it come unlocked free on network?


yes, merrimobiles is the only place i would recommend as i have personally used them a good few times now, all phones come unlocked with free shipping

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yes, merrimobiles the only place i would recommend as i have personally used them a good few times now, all phones come unlocked with free shipping


great thanks

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seems like g3 has bigger battery capacity

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seems like g3 has bigger battery capacity


apparently the UMI X1 actually ships with a 2500 mAh battery
also its about £15 cheaper, but yeah that's why the jayju 3 is chunky, because of the big battery size

suppose its comes down to personal preference, i personally don't like the design of the jayju 3

if you want a feature packed phone for a little more (£144.78) you might want to look at this
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5670.htm

4.5" 1280x800px HD Capacitive Touch Screen
4G LTE
1GB RAM+ 16GB ROM
Snapdragon APQ8060 1.5G GHz Dual-core
GPU: Adreno 220
Record 1080P videos
NFC

think i would still go for the UMI X1, but that's just me

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apparently the UMI X1 actually ships with a 2500 mAh battery
also its about £15 cheaper, but yeah that's why the jayju 3 is chunky, because of the big battery size

suppose its comes down to personal preference, i personally don't like the design of the jayju 3

if you want a feature packed phone for a little more (£144.78) you might want to look at this
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri5670.htm

4.5" 1280x800px HD Capacitive Touch Screen
4G LTE
1GB RAM+ 16GB ROM
Snapdragon APQ8060 1.5G GHz Dual-core
GPU: Adreno 220


Record 1080P videos
NFC

think i would still go for the UMI X1, but that's just me


it dosnt say it comes with bigger battery and if it did im guessing it would be ticker

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it dosnt say it comes with bigger battery and if it did im guessing it would be ticker


apparently it dose, i don't know though just what i read...

search google, people are saying it was updated with 2500mAh battery on the official website
i tried to look but its in Chinese http://m.shuame.com/.../specifications

some one also asks it in the reviews of the phone on merrimobiles

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