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[OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013

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Well, regarding Gorilla Glass, I think some people expect too much. It's tougher than standard glass but isn't completely impervious to scratches so the assumption that you won't get scratches if you put it in your pocket with a load of small change and some keys isn't correct! The Coolpad reputedly has a GG screen as well, so you just have to assume that the manufacturers are telling the truth!

I suppose the Jiayu does have one or two benefits over the Coolpad in the greater amount of memory and the compass. Not sure how useful the compass will be to most but I suppose more memory is useful (though 8GB is fine with me as I have a 64GB microSD card).

I've heard one or two complaints about the build quality of other Jiayu phones in the past but it sounds as though this one is OK.

I've been impressed with the software support from Coolpad (albeit with the ROMs only being released in China). It has proven pretty easy to 'convert' the ROMs for the TD-SCDMA Chinese version of the phone for WCDMA which gives us a lot more choice. Not sure how good Jiayu are at releasing updated ROMs? They are an established company so they may provide relatively frequent updates. Hopefully, both phones will have a KitKat ROM before too long!

All in all, I'm impressed with the performance of the MT6592 in the Coolpad so I expect the Jiayu you are looking at ought to be similarly good, providing you can get the glitches fixed.

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good news for china phone owners, mediatek are actually going to start trying with releasing proper source... this could be what really puts them on the map

been able to build from source for them would be a huge boost in popularity.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g_mPP5616g#t=205

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http://www.pandawill.com/mlais-mx59-smartphone-mtk6589t-2g-32g-50-inch-ips-fhd-screen-android-42-otg-silver-p89555.html

Pandawill were selilng an MX59 at a good price, sold out now though.

Anybody any opinions on this, looked too good to resist at that price!!

EDIT: Looks like they were doing a bait and switch, took orders (and payment) for the phones but does not look like they have any to send out (asking people to wait for their 'next shipment' or choose something else from their site).

It now appears that the phone was supplied at that price, mine is on its way apparently!!

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Isn't the A820 an MTK6589 quad core?

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_a820-5462.php 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo_IdeaPhone_A820

 

I'd be skeptical about the above offer until this seller and product was vouched for as legitimate....

 

Ha ha - it even says quad core further down the ad.

Either this seller is mistakenly or deliberately calling it octo core in the title - either way it's not a good sign...

And AnTuTu of 44K looks suspect to me...

 

"Honesty Trading" - yeah right....  :angry2:

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They are saying it is the A820w+, whatever the hell that may mean!

 

I think it always pays to be a little suspicious of Aliexpress sellers, especially if they are advertising an unannounced phone (as far as I can tell), at a suspiciously low price! ;)

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http://www.pandawill.com/mlais-mx59-smartphone-mtk6589t-2g-32g-50-inch-ips-fhd-screen-android-42-otg-silver-p89555.html

Pandawill were selilng an MX59 at a good price, sold out now though.

Anybody any opinions on this, looked too good to resist at that price!!

EDIT: Looks like they were doing a bait and switch, took orders (and payment) for the phones but does not look like they have any to send out (asking people to wait for their 'next shipment' or choose something else from their site).

 

 

 

are they the same company? coolicool and pandawill, i saw many products at their websites are the same. see the kingzong k1s below

 

http://www.coolicool.com/kingzone-k1-mtk6592-17ghz-octa-core-55-inch-fhd-ips-screen-android-43-3g-smartphone-g-33282?utm_source=banner-en&utm_medium=k1-turbo&utm_campaign=6.14

 

http://www.pandawill.com/kingzone-k1-smartphone-2gb-16gb-android-43-mtk6592-55-inch-ltps-screen-otg-nfc-black-p89156.html

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Anybody see the announcement from eBay they are to stop listing the star N9500, contains a trojan that sends info back to China,it added the trojan cannot be removed. On teletext page 200 news today

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Anybody see the announcement from eBay they are to stop listing the star N9500, contains a trojan that sends info back to China,it added the trojan cannot be removed. On teletext page 200 news today

maybe the factory don't know it, they dare not do this to ruin their products brand

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guys can anyone recommend me the cheapest 3g phone i can get from china?

 

A guy at work has broken his and as 3 is the cheapest network it has to be a 3g phone. 

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A guy at work has broken his and as 3 is the cheapest network it has to be a 3g phone. 

 

Huh?! 3G is not exclusive to 3 (the network)! It's simply a network protocol supported by all carriers. :D

Apart from that you'd really want to post more about what this guy wants and what his budget is as there are thousands of phones available from China at all price points - but some of them will be rubbish (especially the cheapest ones).

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Huh?! 3G is not exclusive to 3 (the network)! It's simply a network protocol supported by all carriers. :D

Apart from that you'd really want to post more about what this guy wants and what his budget is as there are thousands of phones available from China at all price points - but some of them will be rubbish (especially the cheapest ones).

Yes but 3 do not have their own 2G network. Where they do not offer 3G I believe you can use EE's 2G, hence his friend needs a 3G capable phone.

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JingDong is one of the largest China stores, and it has a nice selection of smartphones.

This is a Top Seller list for phones under 1000 Yuan with user ratings in % 

I found best prices in regular stores for this models, basic specs are here, too

 

TCL Meme Da S720 (black) 97% $160
5.5"|8x1.4GHz|1-8GB|8MP|3300mAh|[email protected]

Huawei G730 96% $129
5.5"|4x1.3HGz|1-4GB|5MP|2300mAh|[email protected]

Honor 3C 95% $177
5"|4x1.3GHz|2-8GB|8MP|2300mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad F1 94% $170
5"|8x1.7GHz|2-8GB|13MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

Huawei G610 94% $128
5"|4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|5MP|2150mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad K1 7620L LTE 93% $164
5.5"|MSM8926, 4x1.2GHz|1-8GB|8MP|2500mAh|[email protected]|FDD-LTE

Lenovo A850 93% $130
5.5"|4x1.3GHz|1-8GB|5MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad 7320 92% $135
5.5"|8x1.7GHz|1-8GB|13MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

ZTE Red Bull V5 92% $199
5"|MSM8926, 4x1.2GHz|2-8GB|13MP|2400mAh

Amoi A900W 92% $156
5.5"|4x1.3GHz|1-8GB|8MP|2500mAh

Coolpad 9150W 91% $129
4.5"|4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|8MP|1700mAh|[email protected]

Ascend G6 91% $158
4.5"|MSM8212, 4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|8MP|2000mAh|[email protected]

K-Touch Nibiru H1 90% $199
5"|8x1.7GHz|2-16GB|13MP|2000mAh|[email protected]

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JingDong is one of the largest China stores, and it has a nice selection of smartphones.

This is a Top Seller list for phones under 1000 Yuan with user ratings in % 

I found best prices in regular stores for this models, basic specs are here, too

 

TCL Meme Da S720 (black) 97% $160

5.5"|8x1.4GHz|1-8GB|8MP|3300mAh|[email protected]

Huawei G730 96% $129

5.5"|4x1.3HGz|1-4GB|5MP|2300mAh|[email protected]

Honor 3C 95% $177

5"|4x1.3GHz|2-8GB|8MP|2300mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad F1 94% $170

5"|8x1.7GHz|2-8GB|13MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

Huawei G610 94% $128

5"|4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|5MP|2150mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad K1 7620L LTE 93% $164

5.5"|MSM8926, 4x1.2GHz|1-8GB|8MP|2500mAh|[email protected]|FDD-LTE

Lenovo A850 93% $130

5.5"|4x1.3GHz|1-8GB|5MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

Coolpad 7320 92% $135

5.5"|8x1.7GHz|1-8GB|13MP|2500mAh|[email protected]

ZTE Red Bull V5 92% $199

5"|MSM8926, 4x1.2GHz|2-8GB|13MP|2400mAh

Amoi A900W 92% $156

5.5"|4x1.3GHz|1-8GB|8MP|2500mAh

Coolpad 9150W 91% $129

4.5"|4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|8MP|1700mAh|[email protected]

Ascend G6 91% $158

4.5"|MSM8212, 4x1.2GHz|1-4GB|8MP|2000mAh|[email protected]

K-Touch Nibiru H1 90% $199

5"|8x1.7GHz|2-16GB|13MP|2000mAh|[email protected]

 

Hi Dick,

 

Is to2c.com reliable supplier and is Coolpad F1 a good device?

 

Thank you in advance.

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It is hard to tell. Elephone is a small China brand, with minor sales numbers in homeland. It is much easier for me to recommend phones that

have some statistical background. Than it is easy to guess which models are probably very good.

 

There are few sources:

  • Tao Bao (can't write two words together due to Modaco spam filter :))
  • Tmall
  • JingDong

For that Elephone you can find , for example, twenty user reviews or reports. They might be honest, but they might be misleading, too.

For another phone, let's say Small Chili Pepper phone - you can find several thousand user responds - and 90% of them are positive.

 

Which one you would bet on then?

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Best thing to expect from OPO is (promised) EU warehouses and EU warranty.

That's what makes the difference from high class China phone models...

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It is hard to tell. Elephone is a small China brand, with minor sales numbers in homeland. It is much easier for me to recommend phones that

have some statistical background. Than it is easy to guess which models are probably very good.

There are few sources:

  • Tao Bao (can't write two words together due to Modaco spam filter :))
  • Tmall
  • JingDong
For that Elephone you can find , for example, twenty user reviews or reports. They might be honest, but they might be misleading, too.

For another phone, let's say Small Chili Pepper phone - you can find several thousand user responds - and 90% of them are positive.

Which one you would bet on then?

are you from china? Edited by coolicool

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