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Probably the cheapest Quad core phone
4.5" K-Touch U86
$129.6
http://www.buyincoin...item/31940.html
With coupon code ZXRIPZ (http://buyincoins.bl...ins-promo-code/)
it goes down 15% to $110
I saw it yesterday at another shop for 110 too, cant remember where :(

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EDIT:
Got it :)
$110 + shipping

Edited by dakok, 12 July 2013 - 09:02 PM.

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Anyone know any pink phones better than the Xperia U for about £100 for a mother who mostly just uses it for texting? Must work on 3 UK.
Best we've found so far is an Alcatel One Touch Star

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Neo N003 looks amazing, thanks to dakok's spreadsheet

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Probably the cheapest Quad core phone
4.5" K-Touch U86
$129.6
http://www.buyincoin...item/31940.html
With coupon code ZXRIPZ (http://buyincoins.bl...ins-promo-code/)
it goes down 15% to $110
I saw it yesterday at another shop for 110 too, cant remember where :(

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EDIT:
Got it :)
$110 + shipping


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What about this samsung clone: http://www.buyincoin...item/33244.html
II have just realised that you have to be careful as if you look at the bottom it says

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Probably the cheapest Quad core phone
4.5" K-Touch U86
$129.6
http://www.buyincoin...item/31940.html
With coupon code ZXRIPZ (http://buyincoins.bl...ins-promo-code/)
it goes down 15% to $110
I saw it yesterday at another shop for 110 too, cant remember where Posted Image

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EDIT:
Got it Posted Image
$110+ shipping



unboxing

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


in depth review, in English, at £70 this is a much better buy than the Huawei Y300

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0hEtPx-PKBY

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The Chinese rom in that K-Touch is for Wo, the same ISP as most Huawei phones, with the same bunch of apps. There's an xml file to edit to get more "white" languages. Looks nice -except- some reviews say WCDMA 900/2100, others say WCDMA 1900/2100, and some say 2100 only :wacko:
I definitely need 900. Also the 1600mAh battery is hardly industrial rated :ph34r:

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Manufacturer`s website tells:
http://www.k-touch.c...tail/prod_id/66
anyway, it`s 900/2100MHz

And I don`t think battery`s that bad cause phone got
4.8/5 mark on ZOL.com:

http://detail.zol.co...dex345189.shtml

I have to correct myself. It got 3/5 on zol.com
Major problem is heating while intense gaming and not so nice daily battery usage.
:(

Edited by dakok, 14 July 2013 - 02:04 PM.

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Any phones under £150 with > or ~2800mAh batteries?
This topic is my primary go-to for chinese phone news lol

anyway *poop*
http://www.geekbuyin...ack-316504.html

Edited by JetKun, 14 July 2013 - 01:56 PM.

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@Dakok, looks like one nice phone, lol

Damn UMI S1
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri7424.htm
~£135?

Display Size: 5 Inch Capacitive Touch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex ARMV7 MT6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 2.0 MP FF camera.
Secondary Camera: 8 MP front-facing camera
Internal Storage: 8 GB with 5.25 GB user available
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 2500 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Edited by JetKun, 14 July 2013 - 02:35 PM.

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Well, I've decided to jump in and have now ordered an FAEA F1. The $20 off voucher from GizChina made the deal too good to pass up and I ordered the F1 earlier this afternoon direct from FAEA. Total cost around £109 including a skin case and the slightly faster registered postage service on offer.

It doesn't quite match all my needs to be a perfect phone but, at that price, I'm willing to miss out on one or two things. It will be interesting to see how I get on with a dual-sim device as well.

I'll post my views on the phone when it (hopefully!) arrives in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

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Damn UMI S1
http://www.merimobil..._p/meri7424.htm
~£135?
Battery: 2500 mAh battery Lithium Ion


Battery is 2000mAh, and phone is not really known in China and official UMI website.

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Baidu OS 4.2 (jellybean) is up for another MTK6589.
ZTE v987 got it few days ago, but I skipped another one, announced two weeks ago:

Baidu Cloud ROM for UMI X1s
http://bbs.91umi.com...read&tid=256478

Besides UMI X1S, UMI X2 is getting it`s first Baidu 4.2 in near future.

Here`s a preview of a new Baidu 4.2 camera application that will have a promotion in Baidu ROM34:
http://bbs.rom.baidu...hread&tid=69715

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the battery in my V5 is plenty big enough. i can easily get 1-2 days usage with facebook,twitter,instagram,youtube etc...

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Ok, so spent aaages here trying to work out what phone to get, and ended up with a Vowney V5, which is great, (speed and screen and camera are perfect for me in particular) but.. It's just a bit too big (not a huge problem) and the GPS isn't reliable (huge problem for me and no one seems to have cracked it yet)

So I have persuaded my daughter to take the Vowney off me as her new phone,so I need one...

My spec requirement is 4.7inch ideally, 4.5 at a pinch, 1.2Ghz (ie MT Quadcore speeds) as a minimum. GPS that works!! Must be rootable and preferably with a few ROMs out there for the meddler in me! Battery must be good enough for a good day at least. Dual sim is also v attractive.

Obviously cheaper is better than expensive, but I'd rather pay another £30 for the right phone.

I was originally looking at the Jiayu G4 before all the delays, so I went with the V5. Any obvious candidates for me over the last couple of months?!?

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Edited by dakok, 14 July 2013 - 07:57 PM.

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Thanks Dakok, I'll look at them. Do these come with any seal of approval or experience?

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No china seals IMHO.
:D
All I know is:

Amoi N828 is very popular in China - it has above 4/5 scores on numerous china forums.
Probably one of top 5 mtk6589 phones.
It has quite a few roms, too and support on european phone forums.

THL W100 has nice support in Europe, one of best selling (read: cheap) phones. Great support on european forums.
Strange - it is not well known in China.

Xiaomi M2A - Xiaomi is China`s national pride. It has it`s own android - MIUI which is almost a legendary OS.
Type: "MIUI forum" in Google search - you will get fan forums in most of world`s countries.

TCL P606 is a newcomer, dont know much about it, but TCL is a quality manufacturer, and their phones
are in higher price range

Edited by dakok, 15 July 2013 - 10:44 AM.

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the battery in my V5 is plenty big enough. i can easily get 1-2 days usage with facebook,twitter,instagram,youtube etc...

Trust me, I redefine the meaning of 'heavy usage'
But I adore that Baidu OS mmmm

Edited by JetKun, 14 July 2013 - 09:01 PM.

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