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Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 11, 2013, 10:51
Just want to bring awareness to Bros in this forum!

There are many Smart Phones coming out from PRC that can rival those from Korea, Japan, Europe and the States, viz a viz, pricing and specs!

See this....http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/05/poll-neo-n003-vs-iocean-x7-vs-umi-x2-vs-jiayu-g4/

Take for example, my recent acquired Oppo Find 5.  This amazing Jelly Bean unit has been entertaining me for the past 2 weeks with its 5" 1080p gorgeous display.  Watching movies with Dolby sound on it is simply amazing, the clarity...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/EAA79016-26E8-4FF1-9F25-E41E0BB54524-11951-0000020FE65DCE1B_zpse328e1aa.jpg)

I am now getting the hang of the OS as the UI is very close to the iPhone.  They are many undiscovered gems awaiting me.. :)

Folks, there are choices other than Samsung, LG, Nokia, HTC, Apple.....etc

Buy smart! ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wizardofoz on March 11, 2013, 11:03
How much is the Oppo Find 5? any english info out there?
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 11, 2013, 11:14
I played a bit with Francis' Oppo the other day. I have to say that screen is gorgeous.

The UI as is the case with many China brands smacks of an Apple me too design even if it runs on Android. I guess Samsung has proven you can get away with copying. The icons for messaging, camera, calendar etc look nigh identical to Apple's in addition to the 4 "fixed" icon at the bottom, something not seen in the stock 4.x Android OS.

So it is fairly easy to transition from iOS to this UI.

For me, the crucial thing is that I have already invested a fair bit of $ on the iOS ecosystem particularly the apps so it makes it hard to move out of that platform. Unless more developers start to pull off a Tapatalk and make you pay for v2 of their software making their older version obsolete.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Quest on March 11, 2013, 11:33
price looks very good. :)
any idea what technology is the screen?

i think the other aspects that we probably have to think about are warranty, servicing, software updates (and relation to work email, etc), security and fringe functions like NFC.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 11, 2013, 11:49
How much is the Oppo Find 5? any english info out there?

Oppo is an international brand now ever since their BDP debut. 

You can pre order the domestic model now at their Opposhop.com.cn but not sure whether they will do international shipping or not.  Is also available for preorder at any Oppo Telco shops in Shenzhen.  The international model is also available for preorder at their US site.

The domestic one (I one I have) is going for 2998 RMB.  The firmware mostly in Chinese can be updated with the international firmware given by the Oppo Tech Team which I have done so thru' their site forum (in English).  It's very easy to root it.
http://store.opposhop.com.cn/goods/67

The UI Oppo adopted is very very close to the iPhone so no problem as far as transition is concerned.

Quest, the screen is the IPS type.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 11, 2013, 13:36
Any dual sim card good phone? Looks Like Iocean X7 support dual sim card, now it is interesting....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 11, 2013, 14:34
Other than the Oppo, the rest supports dual sim cards!  Yes the iOcean 7 with the price of 999 rmb looks very very attractive.  Those who travel will find this very handy.

The new Sony Xperia Z costs $988 with no contract! :P

Shot this just outside Mac at Bugis while waiting for a Bro to collect his Hdmi cables.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130311134506408_zps92a2a358.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 21:29
5" screen too small for you.  How about this....
http://en.thl.com.cn/Mobile/detail-5.html
THL will be lauching their flagship W7 sometimes next week.  Will check it at the end of the month when I am there. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 21:42
This also looks interesting... :)
http://www.zopomobileshop.com/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Norman_Chan on March 12, 2013, 21:56
Saw some cloned Samaung Note and S3....with 6 inch (selling S$269 , dual sim) and 5.5 inch (selling S$299 , dual sim) screen size...look quite impress and running on Andriod too.

Anyone use before ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 22:02
Got a clone Samsung Note 2 for $120 for a friend couple of weeks ago from Shenzhen.  Have to check with him and see whether any problems so far or not.

I would recommend that you don't buy clones which are very unreliable.  Get the real stuff from well known manufacturers that I have posted.  You pay a little bit more but you are ensured of quality and durability.  These are steals.

Like I said, there are better and cheaper alternatives than the mainstream.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: alamakazam on March 12, 2013, 22:09
is always 一分钱一分货
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: louco73 on March 12, 2013, 22:34
Zopo and Oppo, LOL. Where do they come up with the names? :)

Anyway, thanks Francis for the hospitality and showing me your Oppo and HTC. The Oppo's screen really is good. Watching a scene from Dredd which I saw on the awful SIA plane screen to Manila the other week, it was like seeing a different movie haha.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 22:41
You are welcome Blair.  Maybe I will get this and try it out when I m in Shenzhen end of the month...

This 5.3 incher looks good for movies and I can put in my car for GPS.  At US$250, it's cheap and the specs are all very respectable.

http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/84-zopo-zp910-phone.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 12, 2013, 22:58
Still Iocean with Full HD screen looks more interesting among all beside the Oppo find 5.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 23:07
I agree but think the Youth model battery life will be short!  If the Premium model is slightly more expensive, then it's the phone to get!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 12, 2013, 23:22
How about this beautiful looking 4.7 incher....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/11/k-touch-kiss-possibly-the-best-looking-160-phone-from-china/

Choices, choices...... ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 12, 2013, 23:40
I am quite keen on the premium model, not sure when can get one, looks like they only have youth version on pre order now.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 14, 2013, 20:44
Another brand and premium phone to consider...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/12/vivo-xplay-full-specifications-leaked-its-a-full-hd-snapdragon-600-beast/
Looks like this is the year of 5 inchers'
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tstiong on March 15, 2013, 09:01
Where can I purchase this phone in Singapore?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 10:52
Bro, Oppo and some other popular brands are available internationally.  Check their websites for more info on this.

You can definitely get them in Shenzhen or Hong Kong at the Mongkok mobile retail shops.

Happy shopping. :)
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 15, 2013, 11:38
Looks like Samsung seifor matches the Oppo in terms of screen size and resolution :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 11:53
And so are many PRC brands not mentioned above such as ZTE, Huawei, etc now have 5" 1080p display.

If Apple doesn't introduce their 6 with a minimum 4.7", they will lose more market share to Android!



Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 15, 2013, 12:01
I dunno. If I wanted a bigger screen the Mini seems like a good choice. I find that I like the smaller form factor of the iPhone when I go out.

Apple does need to rethink the UI from single handed use tho.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 15, 2013, 21:26
Another brand and premium phone to consider...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/12/vivo-xplay-full-specifications-leaked-its-a-full-hd-snapdragon-600-beast/
Looks like this is the year of 5 inchers'

This vivo phone also looks interesting.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 22:26
The new Galaxy 4 specs are quite similar to Oppo but they are still using the Amoled which makes it the worst display on the market in terms of color tone...cheezzz :P

Anyway ordered the iOcean X7 thru' my Shenzhen contact to play play since there is a dual sim card, useful for my travels.  For 999 rmb, this is another steal.

I can see why jumping into a 5 incher is a pleasant surprise.  The extra real estate is really something to behold.  Can't see me going back to the iPhone 4 incher unless they come up with a 4.7" this year.  It's like switching to a plasma 65" from a 50.. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on March 15, 2013, 22:39

Anyway ordered the iOcean X7 thru' my Shenzhen contact to play play since there is a dual sim card, useful for my travels.  For 999 rmb, this is another steal.

I can see why jumping into a 5 incher is a pleasant surprise.  The extra real estate is really something to behold.  Can't see me going back to the iPhone 4 incher unless they come up with a 4.7" this year.  It's like switching to a plasma 65" from a 50.. ;D

is this the one
(http://www.gizmochina.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/iocean-x7-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 22:49
or this..
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/X7_prop_con_04_1_zps20016ee9.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 22:59
This is a clearer picture..
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/T2tyeSXdhaXXXXXXXX_660251610_zps043b5a34.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 23:05
Hope they are not sold out....
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/T2JpCrXl4cXXXXXXXX_660251610_zps64032883.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on March 15, 2013, 23:07
Might be getting the new s4 when it arrives in SG. Although the amoled sux, but the advertised group play feature seems interesting. Wondering if it works for movies, perhaps there will be apps to make 5 galaxy s4 into a mini 5.0 surround system :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 15, 2013, 23:25
Personally, I think the Samsung design is old fashion compared to other smart phones.  Other than the amoled display that I don't like, the home button is physical, jutting out from a plane smooth glass and ruining the over-all look.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 16, 2013, 07:41
I am waiting for premium version, not sure when it will be out...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 17:37
Let me play around the youth version first and let you know how good it is viz a viz the cost! :)

But I m sure that it will beat many well known brands costing so much more!

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: scoobydoo on March 16, 2013, 18:34
These phones can be used with our SIM card right off the shelf?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 18:58
Yup, already in my third week of using the Oppo Find 5.  This is the easiest transition I have come across from IOS to Android.  The UI looks exactly the same! ::) :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/82FA9F1C-BCF6-431D-88BE-29962F3BEC33-7365-0000015EA73237A5_zps20931f02.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: scoobydoo on March 16, 2013, 19:07
I need a cheap and good android phone to replace my stupid windows mobile phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 19:10
Wait for the iOcean premium version!  I will be getting the youth version to play play and will post here on it' built quality, UI, speed and battery life.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on March 16, 2013, 19:28
Mo???  8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 19:33
Not sure whether they have stocks or not.  I can check the retail shops in Hwa Qiang Bei Lo end of the month when I m there.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: scoobydoo on March 16, 2013, 21:50
Francis,
please keep me informed if U don't mind.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 22:50
Sure, will do.

Actually, I quite like the Windows OS too.  My 4.7" HTC Titan looks great, takes excellent photos (16 mp) but not as sleek as the IOS and Android.  I like the life tiles interface and they actually look refreshing! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 16, 2013, 23:19
Francis, keep me informed as well if there is MO. Can meet you again for kaya toast.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on March 16, 2013, 23:22
Wait for the iOcean premium version!  I will be getting the youth version to play play and will post here on it' built quality, UI, speed and battery life.  Stay tuned.

bro the youth and premium price diff by how muchie :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 16, 2013, 23:33
Not announced yet but Gizchina says maybe another $50! 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on March 16, 2013, 23:33
Not announced yet but Gizchina says maybe another $50! 8)

Ooh, that's v tempting. Do keep me posted too bro.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on March 17, 2013, 16:02
Funny there's no mention from anyone regarding to their tablets, wonder if they have anything interesting like the phones.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 17, 2013, 19:12
Not with iOcean but other Chinese brands but sooner than later, the will come out with Phablets ang Tablets!
 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 17, 2013, 20:56
Here is one worth waiting for....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/12/ramos-mini-pad-tablet/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rainbow4 on March 18, 2013, 08:59
bro francis, after the verdict is out on which is the "smartest' phone, maybe can gather interest for mass order ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 18, 2013, 20:03
Yup, already in my third week of using the Oppo Find 5.  This is the easiest transition I have come across from IOS to Android.  The UI looks exactly the same! ::) :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/82FA9F1C-BCF6-431D-88BE-29962F3BEC33-7365-0000015EA73237A5_zps20931f02.jpg)


bro, I heard china authority block facebook and some other apps, can your Oppo Find 5 able to use them?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 20:18
Of course, I have flashed the international firmware already, so I can use all android apps!

Oppo has a large support software community and regularly push out firmware upgrades!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on March 18, 2013, 20:32
Francis how about the iocean hps, the support sys ok bo  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 20:40
Not sure since they only sell to the domestic market now!  If their X7 receives good review and are used internationally, a community will emerge and support is the natural progression.

Read the X7 comes also with an international version Rom.  Hope this is true! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on March 18, 2013, 21:01
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/01/24/goophone-i5-review/

iPhone5 clone :) selling for around $200

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/GOOPHONE-I5-MTK6575-SINGLE-SIM/408927671
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 21:36
Yah but running on Android interface not IOS.  Actually, there many iPhone clones, some selling for around $80
in Shenzhen night market! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 22:31
Another 5 incher just launched...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/18/narudo-lando-x2-launched/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 22:51
This one's for Bro Louco73..... :)

http://4008383678.com/product_1.php?id=4
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: louco73 on March 18, 2013, 23:07
I'll have to get my wife to translate :p.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 18, 2013, 23:15
The pictures tell a thousand words, no need for translation! ;D

But at $300, you can use it for movies watching and a great GPS in the car! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on March 18, 2013, 23:22
Bro, it's sgd $300 without contract? I'm going HK/Macau/Shenzhen in April. where to get?
I also don't read Chinese. Is the screen sz 5.7"?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on March 18, 2013, 23:26
Oh k. 5.7"
The ram is 1g. Do u know if there r similar phones with 2g ram?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 19, 2013, 07:01
Bro, ask your wifey or girlfriend to order thru' their website but not sure whether they will ship overseas or not.  If thru' sites, no contract required.  Check with them whether they can load in a 2G Ram option and at what price.

If you are in Shenzhen, go to Hwa Qiang Bei Lo, there are many telco shops, maybe you can find it there.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on March 19, 2013, 07:22
Thanks bro. I'll check it out at Shenzhen... wanna test how responsive the touch screen is. Played around with a fren's China phone n its quite laggy n not responsive if u don't press hard... kind of like the dopod phone awhile back.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tonedeft on March 19, 2013, 12:50
Oppo n k touch now available in Tianhe district gz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 19, 2013, 22:30
Thanks bro. I'll check it out at Shenzhen... wanna test how responsive the touch screen is. Played around with a fren's China phone n its quite laggy n not responsive if u don't press hard... kind of like the dopod phone awhile back.

Wish u luck if the shops in Shenzhen stock it.  Don't know about your Pal's phone (could be San Chai type :D ..kidding) but my OF5 is very speedy and everyone i showed to commented on the gorgeous and sharp screen, 1080p movies on it are simply show stopping! :)

Oppo n k touch now available in Tianhe district gz


Chances of getting the OF5 in Guangzhou is better since the factory is sited there!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: scoobydoo on March 21, 2013, 16:48
Are these phones available in shanghai?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 21, 2013, 18:42
Shud be since smart phone market there is huge!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: scoobydoo on March 21, 2013, 18:45
Do they have also the correct size screen protectors for the OF5? Do U know how much does it cost now? I have a friend going to shanghai soon and he knows the place well.

My technical knowledge of phones is poor. Is the OF5 a phone that can take advantage of the 4G networks?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 21, 2013, 19:07
The 5 comes with a screen protector which u can ask the sales people to put it on at the shop.  Btw, it now comes with white and black, 16 or 32G.

Afraid, the 5 is not LTE compatible, only 3G.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 21, 2013, 19:36
Just launched ....

http://www.vmall.com/item-2-480

Or wait for this next month...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/21/lenovo-k900-to-launch-april-17-for-480/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on March 22, 2013, 17:21
Still the Iocean X7 looks more value for money... I am quite keen to get hold of one if possible...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 22, 2013, 21:25
Another one at an amazing price.....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/22/big-cola-2-will-launch-april-15-will-boast-5-3-inch-display-and-quad-core-cpu/

April is a month to buy your Android phone at a cheap cheap price ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on March 22, 2013, 21:46
Do a group buy Francis ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 22, 2013, 21:57
Haha, shipping and GST will increase the overall cost! 8)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 23, 2013, 16:41
Couldn't resist taking these pictures on the OF 5...

Cherry Blossom at West Lake Garden in Hangzhou.  No need to go to Japan! :D(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130322125136658_zps05c27341.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130322125711592_zpsde59ba98.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 24, 2013, 22:32
Besides the OF 5, the only other smartphone which has NFC capability is the Huawei Ascend W1 from PRC.  So if you are crazy about NFC, only 2 choices now.  Hopefully, more PRC manufacturers will factor this in their new models going forward!

I must admit that tagging is fun but is it essential and a must have option! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 25, 2013, 18:37
This will be the mother of all smartphone :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/25/real-vivo-xplay-leaked-photos-show-off-5-7-inch-1080-display/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 26, 2013, 19:18
Another attractive buy in April...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/03/24/5-inch-xiaocai-g6-costs-just-112-but-packs-quad-core-mt6589-and-13mp-camera/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on March 26, 2013, 20:21
bro Francis, can I know do you face any problem with the WiFi connection with your China phone? Reason I ask is I saw this "Ainol" brand 9.7* quad core tablet with quite sound features but surfing the internet saw some complaints of the instability of WiFi signal.  So dare not risk it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 26, 2013, 20:46
Depending on the processor they use.  The OF 5 uses Snapdragon Quad 4, so the speed is very fast on Wifi.  The MT or Cortex processors are slightly slower and also depending on the amount of Ram used.

Buy from reputable manufacturers as there are many Shan Chai (clones) and they are not so reliable.  Smartphones recommended by Gizchina are generally good and value for money.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 26, 2013, 23:00
Bro, are u referring to this tablet!...
http://www.ainol-novo.com/review/product/list/id/389/

4.5 stars review cannot be that bad!  And the price is cheap for a 7".  Try it man! :)

Cortex dual core may be the bottle neck here but it shud work fine with Wifi.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on March 26, 2013, 23:26
No that is a 9.7" think is this one    http://www.ainol-tablet.com/ainol-novo-9-firewire-quad-core-retina-tablet-pc-9-7-inch-16gb.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on March 26, 2013, 23:32
The specs are okay for that kind of pricing.  The screen resolution is even better than iPad ::)

Now you got me interested! ;D

Let me check this out in Shenzhen this weekend! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 02, 2013, 10:13
I m disappointed that I could not get any PRC smartphone this trip.  Went thru' all the Telco shops in Hwa Qiang Bei Lo but could not find iOcean and Neken units at the shops.  Friend was too let in ordering and the 1st batch was already taken up.  Told my friend to queue for the 2nd batch for the iOcean X7 and Neken N3 and hopefully, I will lay my hands on them end of the month. 8)


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 02, 2013, 10:14
Another new entree worth a buy is this...

http://www.coko.com.cn/?product-78.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 02, 2013, 12:26
I m disappointed that I could not get any PRC smartphone this trip.  Went thru' all the Telco shops in Hwa Qiang Bei Lo but could not find iOcean and Neken units at the shops.  Friend was too let in ordering and the 1st batch was already taken up.  Told my friend to queue for the 2nd batch for the iOcean X7 and Neken N3 and hopefully, I will lay my hands on them end of the month. 8)




Too bad... Keep us posted on Iocean X7.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 03, 2013, 20:36
Another excellent buy this month...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/02/no-1-minipad-android-ipad-clone-priced-at-160/
7" tablet and also a smartphone at $200, what are you waiting for! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 03, 2013, 23:27
Another excellent buy this month...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/02/no-1-minipad-android-ipad-clone-priced-at-160/
7" tablet and also a smartphone at $200, what are you waiting for! :)

This one looks interesting also...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 05, 2013, 17:19
Even Pioneer is getting into the act.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/04/stylish-pioneer-s90w-leaked-coming-to-chinese-stores-next-week/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 05, 2013, 17:24
Even Pioneer is getting into the act.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/04/stylish-pioneer-s90w-leaked-coming-to-chinese-stores-next-week/

Looks nice! I wonder how much would it cost.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 05, 2013, 17:42
I guess it should be around $450 with that kind of specs.  Looks thin, should be below 8 mm or so which is quite sleek and handy.

Like I say, this is the year of the 5 incher and PRC smartphone manufacturers are going all out to gain market shares over Apple and Samsung with better specs and low pricing.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 05, 2013, 22:14
This Newman K1 at $200 is also a very good buy if u r in China now!.. :)
http://www.newman.mobi/goods.php?id=75
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on April 05, 2013, 22:56
Are we talking S$ ? Also a PRC I knew working here says cannot use those phones here??? Even a Samsung model phone not of same quality , wonder why.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on April 05, 2013, 22:58
Do these PRC phones ever get system updates? Any one makes custom ROM for them?

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 05, 2013, 23:24
I have been using the Oppo Find 5 for 5 weeks already and have gone thru 3 firmware updates over the air (OTA) via wifi.  Oppo has a big support community and a forum for Oppo owners and with any Android phones, you can easily root it to your desire!  When you buy a PRC smartphone in China, it will come with local Chinese version of the Jelly Bean 4.1 or 4.2 depending on the models.  You will have to find out whether they can provide support to switch it to a international firmware version.  Well known manufacturers will have this support.  Even if you don't switch to the international version, you can still use the local Chinese version with a choice of English as a medium for most apps, except for some local apps like wechat, PPS, webio, etc etc.  Believe me, they run as smoothly as your Samsung, LG, HTC, etc. etc :)

During my last trip I bought 2 Samsung Note 2 clones for some friends at $130 each (16G) SD card support. dual sim cards, 3G and 2G.  It has a 4.1 Jelly Bean local Chinese version.  Obviously u don't get HD display, but at 480P, it's good enough.  My friends love it so much especially the option to slot in a Malaysian prepaid sim when they weekly travel to Johore.

How long will the clones last, I don't know but stay tuned as I will check progressively with my friends.

You can expect quality from well known Manufacturers and with each passing months, better and cheaper 5" with FHD display will be offered to the public.  The iOcean X7 at S$200 is a very good example.  I hope to lay my hands on this beauty (hope my Shenzhen friend ordered on my behalf) :)

Once u r on a 5 incher, anything smaller will be a big disappointment.  My wife inherited my iPhone 5 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: braveheart on April 06, 2013, 10:22
Hi Francis,

Need your help and advise. Just got Oppo 5 from Shanghai which is a local chinese set. Flashed the rom with the international firmware and set to english language. I have the superuser and root explorer apps installed. How can I download from Google Play for apps and why is it still not locating Singapore for example Weather updates?

Thank you in advance for your kind advise.

Rgds

Bern
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kMan on April 06, 2013, 10:36
The Oppo is impressive. Await your iOcean review. At $200 is a steal.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 06, 2013, 12:06
Hi Francis,

Need your help and advise. Just got Oppo 5 from Shanghai which is a local chinese set. Flashed the rom with the international firmware and set to english language. I have the superuser and root explorer apps installed. How can I download from Google Play for apps and why is it still not locating Singapore for example Weather updates?

You have the Google file with Google Store app in it.  You can download apps under the Google Store.


Thank you in advance for your kind advise.

Rgds

Bern

Don't you have Google Store installed!  This is the place where you can download all apps!
As in any updates, you will need to turn on wifi or 3G! 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 08, 2013, 12:41
Francis, you are poisoners.
Can't resist and ordered the i9, hope they have stocks and deliver soon.
Order due to my wifey Iphone 4 keeps having issue after a year plus.

http://www.goophone.hk/product-45.html

Ordered through android-sales.com , are they legitimate ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ridz on April 08, 2013, 13:39
Have anybody tried the PRC smartphone that is currently being sold at Sim Lim Square. Price range from $230 to $290. Come with 1 year warranty. Ask them about Oppo 5 no joy.
No brochure and my understanding of Chinese zilch as such  not able to ask them further on their smartphone spec..
Cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 14:39
Francis, you are poisoners.
Can't resist and ordered the i9, hope they have stocks and deliver soon.
Order due to my wifey Iphone 4 keeps having issue after a year plus.

http://www.goophone.hk/product-45.html

Ordered through android-sales.com , are they legitimate ?


Haha, just doing my regular job of providing sensible, cheap and good value for money gadgets buy ;D

Have not bought anything from the site you mentioned, so cannot comment on it.  Goophone is well known for their iPhone clones.  Hope you are aware that IOS is proprietary and cannot be used on any other smartphones other than Apples'.  You will get Android (hope yours is the lastest Jelly Bean) based UI which look similar though!

If you buy from their site in PRC, it will be cheaper.  HKG dealers have a mark up on the phones.

Good buy are the iOcean X7, K1, Neken N3 and the No1 mini iPad :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 14:42
Have anybody tried the PRC smartphone that is currently being sold at Sim Lim Square. Price range from $230 to $290. Come with 1 year warranty. Ask them about Oppo 5 no joy.
No brochure and my understanding of Chinese zilch as such  not able to ask them further on their smartphone spec..
Cheers

Any idea of the brand!  There are closed to est 50 smartphone manufacturers in PRC, some high end, some mid end, some low end and the last clones!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 08, 2013, 15:03
Yes, it would be installed with Jellybean.
iOcean no stock lah, else I'll grab that. Was looking at Huawei D2/Mate though.

Have not bought anything from the site you mentioned, so cannot comment on it.  Goophone is well known for their iPhone clones.  Hope you are aware that IOS is proprietary and cannot be used on any other smartphones other than Apples'.  You will get Android (hope yours is the lastest Jelly Bean) based UI which look similar though!

If you buy from their site in PRC, it will be cheaper.  HKG dealers have a mark up on the phones.

Good buy are the iOcean X7, K1, Neken N3 and the No1 mini iPad :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 08, 2013, 21:00
More coming

http://news.yahoo.com/china-android-4-2-quad-core-phone-challenges-014608376.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 08, 2013, 21:17
Actually what are the big brands in china?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 22:25
Actually, you can find the well known brands in Gizchina.com

They report very comprehensively on all brands, high, mid, low end and clones too.

Currently, the Oppo Find 5 is the most expensive for a 5 incher.

This month is a very good month for 5 inchers ranging from $200 to $500 with dual sim cards configuration. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 08, 2013, 22:32
I'll try my luck on the second batch iocean X7, see can get it or not. Second batch will be launching on 13th Apr 2200hrs.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 08, 2013, 22:33
Im deeply poisoned to try one now. No thanks to francis :D

Colleague going back to china. Will probably get her to bring one back.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 22:42
Like I say, once u have seen the PRC's 1080p 5 incher, you will throw away the iPhones and Samsung's ;D

Just asked my friend to order this..
www.no-1phone.com/

 :)





Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 08, 2013, 22:47
Nah, can't even pre-order now. Called them this afternoon. Lip tight X2, only reveal when they are available in the market.
But the thickness of 10mm could be the spoiler. 7" screen for a phone ? Like using mini ipad for your phone. Looks funny.

Like I say, once u have seen the PRC's 1080p 5 incher, you will throw away the iPhones and Samsung's ;D

Just asked my friend to order this..
www.no-1phone.com/

 :)






Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 22:59
Yes, it's only opened for order on the 18th and I guess it's going to be a huge surge of orders at that ridiculous pricing of $200 for a Phablet!

Going to ask my friend to punch the keys on 0001 am on the 18th ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 23:15
Think it's 8.5mm thickness which is very good.  It will certainly look funny if u hold it to your ears, blue tooth would be a better option when communicating.

But the 720p display will be excellent for movies watching.  Put in 64G SD card, you will have 60 MP4 movies as your traveling companion! ;D

I must get this, period.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 08, 2013, 23:18
Wah piang .. that phablet looks unbelievable vfm!


Btw, Battery looks poor for a 5" full hd resolution
http://android-sale.com/iocean-x7-phone.html
.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 23:24
Yes, the youth version X7 battery is a little under power but i think u can buy from their site a higher 250O mAh unit for standby.

Get the premium version with higher specs at $300 plus then.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 08, 2013, 23:26
No leh, accordingly this is already the premium version. 13mp camera. 2gb ram.

Check out the comments from the seller. It looks like the initial specs of higher batt did not happen :(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 08, 2013, 23:42
As far I know, they are only offering the Youth version online for order on the 13th for the 2nd batch.  The premium specs version not finalize yet but the report may be true.  But if the pricing of the premium is only an additional $50 - 100, then it's worth getting it.

At 2050mAh, it's still respectable.  My Oppo 7 has a 2500mAh and can standby for 2 days before I need another dose! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ridz on April 09, 2013, 10:49
Any idea of the brand!  There are closed to est 50 smartphone manufacturers in PRC, some high end, some mid end, some low end and the last clones!

Sorry bro not able to get much infos on their make and model..the guy quote me a Star920 model but google search turn up an older model only . Was thinking of trying out first but contemplating whether to get in Shenzen, Shanghai or Singapore. At least in Singapore there is local warranty of 1 year. I must say their quality improved tremendously since the day I bought their IPhone 1 clone years ago. Given their spec and price this PRC smartphone manufacturer are giving the Koreans/American a run for their money.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 09, 2013, 13:59
If u have friends or colleagues in Shenzhen, better to order or buy from there.  U save mark up and shipping cost.  As for warranty issue, you have to weigh the advantages or disadvantages inherent when buying oversea.

Electronic stuff normally will last unless u got a lemon or dud, just your luck then! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 09, 2013, 19:09
they keep taking pre order for youth version, I am thinking whether to wait for the premium version or not...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 09, 2013, 19:38
haha, decisions decisions, never easy but a very good problem to have ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on April 09, 2013, 22:04
Anyone ordering something? Itchy finger now, want to try also. Not sure which to get, though. Can combine order and save on shipping. Can I join someone's order?  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 09, 2013, 22:28
I wud recommend the iOcean X7.  At $200, youth version, it's a steal even though the battery is only a 2000 mAh.  5" screen at 1080p is a sight to behold! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 09, 2013, 23:03
According to my china colleague, they will go for branded ones like huawei, lenovo or xiaomi (rapidly gaining popularity).

However, i checked the price of above 3, they are in range of 300-400+. Not sure if it's worth paying so much for china phones though.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 10, 2013, 11:12
Gentlemen, you decide but if I were u, I will get the K1 for a start in the world of 5 incher!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/09/umi-x1s-vs-newman-k1/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 10, 2013, 13:22
I think the Neken N3 also not that bad. Huawei and Xiaomi have clone too... LOL A clone of China brand. Not sure if that's true.

I think if combine shipping will hit GST.  ;)
Anyone ordering something? Itchy finger now, want to try also. Not sure which to get, though. Can combine order and save on shipping. Can I join someone's order?  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 11, 2013, 10:38
The Pioneer smartphone is out by the end of the month.  But at $400, it's a little on the high side! ::)

Specs are not bad and it's sleek at only 8.3mm thickness! :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/10/pioneer-s90w-specification-and-pricing/

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on April 11, 2013, 19:12
Yeah, a bit on the high side and it's not 1920x1080.

The Pioneer smartphone is out by the end of the month.  But at $400, it's a little on the high side! ::)

Specs are not bad and it's sleek at only 8.3mm thickness! :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/10/pioneer-s90w-specification-and-pricing/


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 11, 2013, 20:07
I think the Iocean X7 can try out  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 11, 2013, 20:19
Tough to get the X7, all batches overbooked!  Got to wait for another call :P

Meanwhile, for a starter, think the K1 at $200 is still a very good 5" phone at 720p. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 11, 2013, 21:28
Tough to get the X7, all batches overbooked!  Got to wait for another call :P

Meanwhile, for a starter, think the K1 at $200 is still a very good 5" phone at 720p. :)

Email reply say maybe MAY than hv stock of X7.
Bro u hooting the K1 soon :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 11, 2013, 21:37
I think you can book X7 on 13th Apr. Delivery maybe end of the month only, judging from their first batch delivery schedule.
They sold 20K set but delivery only less than 100pcs a day, imagine how many days they need to sort out the first order.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 11, 2013, 21:59
so slow.... I am looking at UMI X2 and JiaYu S1 also....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 11, 2013, 22:21
Yes, it's going to be very slow.  The demand for this phone is phenomenal given the cheap pricing with good specs.  The low and middle class office workers will 'chiong' as it's very affordable.  Waiting can be also an advantage as the first batch may encounter production problems which will be corrected with subsequent productions.. ;D

I still think the K1 is worthy of anybody's desire to own a 5 incher! :)

Just put in the 1080p movie Skyfall and it's sharp as a razor in my Oppo.  Beautiful color tone too! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 11, 2013, 22:29
K1 buy link ? 5" looks a bit small. 5.3" should be just nice for me. My eye sight failing.
X7 second pre-order date have been pushed back to 16th Apr now.

Cancel my Goophone order and get back my refund, ordered Neken N3 instead.  :P
http://www.4008383678.com/product_1.php?id=4
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 11, 2013, 22:38
Here...
http://www.newman.mobi/mobile/k1.html

If u r picky, the thickness of 10.3mm maybe a chink!

The Neken N3 5.7 incher shud also be excellent in watching movies at 720p! :). I m still contemplating of whether to get this or not, although I have already opted for the No1 mini pad! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 12, 2013, 09:35
I have note 2 currently i think 720p is fine at 5.5 inch but 1080p definitely would be beneficial.

Ideally I wish a phone to have below capability, LG Optimus G has most of it but no dual sim:

Dual Sim
5 inch or above
1080p
2GB Ram
Quad Core processor
Andriod Jelly Bean

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2013, 09:38
You forgot to add micro SD card ;D

Try the K1, it has all but only 1GB Ram and it's dirt cheap and really a bargain too!

Oops, just saw this.  Price gone u,p to 1299Rmb

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/11/newman-k1-gets-official-launch-date-and-pricing/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 12, 2013, 09:41
I already asked my china colleague try to hook one Iocean X7 for me to play play. But ultimately I want something like 5.5 or 5.7 incher, 7 inch is too big for pocket... Note 2 is good for my usage now except it doesnt has dual sim and not 1080p yet. I am sure Note 3 would come with 1080p but still it wont have dual sim.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2013, 09:43
Then the Neken N3 should fit your bill! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 12, 2013, 09:47
No 2GB ram, and also not 1080p.... looks like I am quite hard to please... haha.... If they can fit all the bill i dont mind paying something like 500 to 600 as long as it is good....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 12, 2013, 09:56
With them upping the price of K1, I think some may switch camp. That kind of price would make them at the bottom of those launched ahead with same price range.
For a 6" below screen, I think 720p would be sufficient. With this in mind wouldn't it easier for you to make a choice ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2013, 10:16
If u want low cost and a 5 incher to play play, how about this lesser known brand...

http://www.v5zn.cn/goods.php?id=1

Slot in a 32GB sd card for overall slightly over $200, you can plenty storage place for movies! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 12, 2013, 11:42
I'm newbies to Android phone, can all of them be rooted ? Is the firmware/OS can be installed easily like those previous smartphone like Goldfish. Ops.. Glofish.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 12, 2013, 13:18
Technically yes.  Here's an article about rooting which u may find it interesting!  Rooting is not for everyone.  Sometimes, firmware upgrades from the manufacturer can upset your rooted device if u choose to upgrade. 
http://www.redmondpie.com/why-should-i-root-my-android-smartphone-or-tablet/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 13, 2013, 01:15
This is a very detailed review on Huawei vsi Xiaomi. In chinese version though.
http://www.youtube.com/v/bo5noLYkoNA&fs=1


I really wish all phones go through such reviews!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 13, 2013, 13:05
So many PRC phones to buy, decisions, decisions...but if I was in Taiwan, I will surely get this iPhone clone! ;D

http://micgadget.com/27853/we-ate-the-ifong-the-iphone-of-pineapple-cakes/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 13, 2013, 13:08
iFone!?!? HAHAHA :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Relax on April 13, 2013, 14:04
 I'm interested in getting a 7 inch tablet for my daughter coming birthday..

like to tonpang if someone is getting  it..

can text me, 98203997
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 13, 2013, 14:44
Too late, mine has just shipped, I bought the Ainol 7 Venus. I ship through Vpost, my Neken N3 and Ainol shipping cost me SGD30 only, no need tompang lah. Already quite cheap.

http://www.ainol-tablet.com/ainol-novo-7-venus-quad-core-7-inch-8gb.html or from taobao
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.5.0.43.6d7spg&id=21801128727



I'm interested in getting a 7 inch tablet for my daughter coming birthday..

like to tonpang if someone is getting  it..

can text me, 98203997

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 13, 2013, 14:47
Congrats.  Pls let us know your feel on the Chinese smartphones, particularly the Neken N3.  I assumed got the premium version with 32GB rom!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Zenith on April 13, 2013, 15:20
FYI. Note 2 China version from Samsung has dual-sim. But software is Chinese ROM with no google services pre-installed.

I already asked my china colleague try to hook one Iocean X7 for me to play play. But ultimately I want something like 5.5 or 5.7 incher, 7 inch is too big for pocket... Note 2 is good for my usage now except it doesnt has dual sim and not 1080p yet. I am sure Note 3 would come with 1080p but still it wont have dual sim.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Relax on April 13, 2013, 17:10
Too late, mine has just shipped, I bought the Ainol 7 Venus. I ship through Vpost, my Neken N3 and Ainol shipping cost me SGD30 only, no need tompang lah. Already quite cheap.

http://www.ainol-tablet.com/ainol-novo-7-venus-quad-core-7-inch-8gb.html or from taobao
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.5.0.43.6d7spg&id=21801128727




n3wk1d
why need to ship via vpost... I don't have a vpost acct..
dont they ship direct to you..
 is Ainol tablet a "recommended" ones to get?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 13, 2013, 19:14
Those ship direct to your is via third party seller. Where shipping cost is a lot higher and price higher.
I bought my N3 direct from the manufacturer online store, they only ships to local address.
So I have to ship via vpost.

No specific reason on getting the Ainol, just read the feedback from taobao and this seems to be quite acceptable.
So bought this.

Maybe you should ask Francis on which is better to get.

n3wk1d
why need to ship via vpost... I don't have a vpost acct..
dont they ship direct to you..
 is Ainol tablet a "recommended" ones to get?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 13, 2013, 22:40
Afraid I have not tried other brand except my current fav Oppo which is amazing, partly because of the size.  If only Apple would come up with a bigger display phone in future and I will switch camp again ;D

I have so far requested my friend in Shenzhen to order the iOcean X7 and No 1 Ipad Mini, both at 999 rmb each.  Cheap enough to play play and enjoy movies on the go ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 13, 2013, 23:27
Afraid I have not tried other brand except my current fav Oppo which is amazing, partly because of the size.  If only Apple would come up with a bigger display phone in future and I will switch camp again ;D

I have so far requested my friend in Shenzhen to order the iOcean X7 and No 1 Ipad Mini, both at 999 rmb each.  Cheap enough to play play and enjoy movies on the go ;D

bro is it too late to lompang Iocean X7 bo. :)

What do you think of this :
http://android-sale.com/zopo-zp950.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 13, 2013, 23:37
I don't know how many units he is ordering for himself.  The Zopo zp980 will be a much better buy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 13, 2013, 23:43
I don't know how many units he is ordering for himself.  The Zopo zp980 will be a much better buy.

K tks bro. Zoppo looks interesting thou :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 14, 2013, 17:31
Came back from sim lim sqr, saw plenty of smartphone for sale and quite cheap too. Most of them claimed thy are from Taiwan though.
A same specs of neken n3 standard selling for sgd300, 6.0 inche screen.
Also saw ainol Venus 7" mini pad for s$210.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 14, 2013, 18:04
Hi n3wk1d

care to share which fl or any shop names available.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 14, 2013, 19:04
I remember there's one small shop at 2nd floor, if coming down from 3rd floor escalator moving towards the escalaotor to first floor. Where to make the first turn towards to escalator. For smartphone.
There's a shop name "Ainol" selling mostly ainol tablet at 4th floor, I remembered.


Hi n3wk1d

care to share which fl or any shop names available.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 15:26
Wow, this Lenovo K9 is really a class act.  Same price as my Oppo but bigger screen and so thin! ::)

Okay, anybody interested to take over my Oppo at $500! :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/14/rumour-lenovo-k900-price-480-scheduled-for-april-17th-launch/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 15, 2013, 21:36
Top 15 1080P phones ... almost every 1080P actually :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/02/25/top-15-1080hd-android-phones-from-china/


Francis : I would love to take over your Oppo if you have not posted the K900 link :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 22:23
The Oppo will now go to my wife! ;D

Can't wait to lay my hands on this slim and sexy beauty! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 15, 2013, 22:24
What happen to her iphone then?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 22:31
Will be placed on a showcase alongside generation 1, 2, 3, 4 and now 5 ;D

Cudn't believe that I m now into Android! :P. I blame SJ for this unrelutant switch.  The 1080p 5 inch display clinched the deal for me. :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 15, 2013, 22:32
so many talk talk about Cina smart phone.
I now in cina - go where to look look see see ??
Suning can ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 22:35
Where are you in Cina? ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 15, 2013, 22:42
Kunshan :-)
(between Shanghai & Suzhou)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 15, 2013, 22:47
Visit this site.

Gizchina.com

U can see all the recommended brands here.

Haven't been to Kunshan but I m sure u will be returning to Shanghai for your flight home.  Shanghai wud be a better place to shop for the phone!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 15, 2013, 23:00
And I'll blame you for my switching. LOL


Cudn't believe that I m now into Android! :P. I blame SJ for this unrelutant switch.  The 1080p 5 inch display clinched the deal for me. :'(

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 15, 2013, 23:18
http://www.youtube.com/v/FNWPxiy6Mgw&fs=1
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 20:03
This is a steal.  Get it now..

http://m.shuame.com/umi-x2.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 20:34
This is a steal.  Get it now..

http://m.shuame.com/umi-x2.html

Bro is this xiaomi brand in england.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 20:37
Xiao Mi is based on Beijing but I think they have branch offices now in big cities.

Xiao Mi is a better known brand and very popular in China.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 20:45
This brand u just posted is Umi another well known brand.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 20:50
haha, you got me.  Shud be Umi.  Got mixed up with Xiao Mi X2!! :P ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 20:57
haha, you got me.  Shud be Umi.  Got mixed up with Xiao Mi X2!! :P ;D

same as this


(http://www.antelife.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x400/887299967354b7276aa538377b678750/b/a/bantu_02_1_28.jpg)

(http://www.antelife.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x400/887299967354b7276aa538377b678750/b/a/bantu_03_1_31.jpg)

2GB Ram, 32GB Rom, 5" screen IPS OGS , capacitive touch screen Full HD, specs impressive  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 21:19
Cannot get lah, must use HP (China number) to register and by way of lucky draw, a number will be issued to your mobile to arrange a pre-order then.
Only 1000 unit of 64GB limited edition, the rest no info yet.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 21:22
Cannot get lah, must use HP (China number) to register and by way of lucky draw, a number will be issued to your mobile to arrange a pre-order then.
Only 1000 unit of 64GB limited edition, the rest no info yet.

Already ask my friend to order in Shenzhen, so hope for the best! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 21:34
I may ask my friend in Beijing to grab some for me. Anyone ? LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 21:36
Already ask my friend to order in Shenzhen, so hope for the best! ;D

Bro 1499 RMB, bro get r fren order 1 more eh sai bo. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 21:38
Seems like iOcean X7 is having problem with their phone, read from forum member quite disappointing. Photo not as expected and GPS not working.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 21:42
Bro 1499 RMB, bro get r fren order 1 more eh sai bo. :)

The order is tied to a name and contact, so cannot order 2 at a go!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 21:43
The order is tied to a name and contact, so cannot order 2 at a go!!

K bro. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 21:44
Seems like iOcean X7 is having problem with their phone, read from forum member quite disappointing. Photo not as expected and GPS not working.

Hope this is the first batch and subsequent batches are thoroughly checked and faults rectified!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 21:49
Yeah, I would wait for them to get stabalise before "chiong" to buy a first batch.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 21:51
How about Meizu brands, Francis any comments.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 22:07
Yeah, I would wait for them to get stabalise before "chiong" to buy a first batch.

btw, have you received your Neken N3!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 16, 2013, 22:09
 ::)
How about Meizu brands, Francis any comments.  ;D

Well known brand and many shops in HKG and Shenzhen selling their phones.  No new models yet and normally more expensive than the rest!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 22:19
Sim Lim Sqr 6th floor have a shop selling Meizu, was there last sunday and they just open so didn't take a look.

On it's way here, should have it by Friday.
btw, have you received your Neken N3!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 16, 2013, 22:27
Sim Lim Sqr 6th floor have a shop selling Meizu, was there last sunday and they just open so didn't take a look.

On it's way here, should have it by Friday.

Your Neken3 ordered fr same site as the Ainol :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 16, 2013, 22:47
Nope, I ordered direct from Neken online store. http://www.4008383678.com/product_1.php?id=4
Ainol was ordered from Ainol T-mall from Taobao. All direct lah.
I don't trust the rest of the Taobao seller, scare got a fake one. LOL

My order from android sale site was cancel by me, they didn't tell me when they are going to ship my order.
Keep sending me email telling me it would be ship in 1-2 days, don't worry. But the email repeat again after 2 days.
So, I staright away cancel my order and file a claim from Paypal. Got my refund immediately.
My advise is not to get from them.  >:(

Your Neken3 ordered fr same site as the Ainol :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2013, 11:44
Nope, I ordered direct from Neken online store. http://www.4008383678.com/product_1.php?id=4
Ainol was ordered from Ainol T-mall from Taobao. All direct lah.
I don't trust the rest of the Taobao seller, scare got a fake one. LOL

My order from android sale site was cancel by me, they didn't tell me when they are going to ship my order.
Keep sending me email telling me it would be ship in 1-2 days, don't worry. But the email repeat again after 2 days.
So, I staright away cancel my order and file a claim from Paypal. Got my refund immediately.
My advise is not to get from them.  >:(


Tks bro for the tip on android sale web. Once your neken 3 arrived appreciate can give feedback and may try it if its gd. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 17, 2013, 12:24
Give up Iocean X7, now ask china colleague to hook one UMI X2... Hopefully can get one...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 13:44
Went to SLZ during lunch break and saw many shops selling supposedlyTaiwan brand Android and Ainol but all made in China.  Android is the clone maker for Samsung.  Prices ranging from $200 plus to $300 plus. ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2013, 13:54
Went to SLZ during lunch break and saw many shops selling supposedlyTaiwan brand Android and Ainol but all made in China.  Android is the clone maker for Samsung.  Prices ranging from $200 plus to $300 plus. ::)

Any hor liao to recommend there. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 13:55
Nooop!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 17, 2013, 15:39
I think the X2 would be release only either early may or mid may only. The pre-order only starts end April leh.

Give up Iocean X7, now ask china colleague to hook one UMI X2... Hopefully can get one...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 16:10
The Umi X2 not the Xiaomi's is already taking order!  Hope u get pick for the limited edition of 64GB beauty.

I m hoping already ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 17, 2013, 17:00
Just curious, how many phones are you buying francis? You seems to want a piece of every goodies :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 17, 2013, 17:06
So which one to look out for ??
If only have to buy one only + no willing to spend more than 350 S$.

Oppo Find5 or Zopo ZP960 or Xiaomi better ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 17, 2013, 17:09
From specs, I would go for the Umi X2. But can't seems to order now. Must get help from PRC friend.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 17:16
Just curious, how many phones are you buying francis? You seems to want a piece of every goodies :D

Trying my luck, not sure thing as so many orders, so ti kum ti kum only!  If lucky and don't like it, can always pass to you mah ;D

So which one to look out for ??
If only have to buy one only + no willing to spend more than 350 S$.

Oppo Find5 or Zopo ZP960 or Xiaomi better ??

Depending on your need (screen size)!  If 4.3 to 4.5 inchers, most reliable will be Xiaomi.  If 5 incher, obviously, it's the Oppo Find 5, now price reduced but over your budget! :P

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2013, 17:25
went to Neken webiste, do they shipped direct to here.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 17:48
Btw, the 2 brands I recommended have NFC functions which can be very useful! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 17, 2013, 17:52
I remember I chat with the CS meimei before and they don't ship outside China, that's why I went the vpost route.
You may need to have a china bank account in order to make payment, or Alipay. (China Paypal)
Or I can help you to make payment if you really want to buy.

went to Neken webiste, do they shipped direct to here.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 17, 2013, 18:03
I think the X2 would be release only either early may or mid may only. The pre-order only starts end April leh.


No choice already, so far the only phone fit my requirement is X2, youth version battery is 2000mAh, and 1GB ram only. My colleague already pre order for me but he said he need to follow up on 28th Apr. But to me it is ok since I still got Note 2 to use in the meanwhile.



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 17, 2013, 18:10
I remember I chat with the CS meimei before and they don't ship outside China, that's why I went the vpost route.
You may need to have a china bank account in order to make payment, or Alipay. (China Paypal)
Or I can help you to make payment if you really want to buy.

Note taken. Tks for the Neken Website updates. I have their Union Pay card is that gd enuf.
Will wait for your review of the Neken 3.
Tks for the help thru payment, if need to will need your help.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 17, 2013, 22:08
For budget users and want to have a taste of what PRC smart phone can offer, this is a good start..

http://shop.no-1phone.com/productshow.aspx?id=178

The black looks good to eat ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 17, 2013, 22:26
4.7" screen too small for my eyes now. LOL

For budget users and want to have a taste of what PRC smart phone can offer, this is a good start..

http://shop.no-1phone.com/productshow.aspx?id=178

The black looks good to eat ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 18, 2013, 13:27
Newman K1 out for sale now, looks good. For SGD200, no brainer to try. LOL
You can try buying from their T-mall.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w17722080596.1.gwyTKE&id=23688432811
http://newsmysj.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?tracelog=twddp
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 13:54
Yes, in fact, most of the phones u can get at Tmall.  But not sure of the shipping cost though!  Any idea!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 18, 2013, 14:06
Newman K1 out for sale now, looks good. For SGD200, no brainer to try. LOL
You can try buying from their T-mall.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w17722080596.1.gwyTKE&id=23688432811
http://newsmysj.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?tracelog=twddp

Bro all these links, they do not shipped direct to here, must hv Vpost or other agents.
Is there a link to Tmall, they do direct to S'pore. Tks.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 18, 2013, 14:18
Don't think they ship out of China for phone, I've tried asking them to ship via SF-Express.
They have the fees on arrival, mean you paid for the item and asked them to send using SF Express. SF Express will collect the shipping fees from the recipient.
I've shipped couple of things using this kind of service but not phones. SF Express said they can't ship certain things.
But you may try.

Vpost shipping is not that bad either, just that the waiting time is the killing. As mentioned, I shipped my N3 and Ainol venus 7" both for SGD30 only.

I've also asked my friend to help me book a Umi X2 as well.  ;D
You can actually order the Umi X2 from taobao. Third party seller.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.2Off6i&id=23389820049
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 15:13
Ha, So u want to ti kum ti kum also  ;D

Anyway, $200 is well spent if u r lucky to get it.  Much much better than spending it on audio assessories! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 15:41
For those owning the Oppo F5, there is a firmware update available here...

http://www.oppoforums.com/threads/find-5-firmware-x909en_13_130413.1678/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 18, 2013, 19:06
The mini pad phone is live now, can order direct from their site. Sgd200 for 7" phone.

http://shop.no-1phone.com/productshow.aspx?id=178
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 20:00
Ordered already lah.  Friend in Shenzhen said maybe next week will received! :D

http://shop.no-1phone.com/(S(c1fqkyjaytnckpqk2it0kl3j))/productshow.aspx?id=194
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 18, 2013, 20:44
Bros noticed that UMI X2 got 2 ver, 1 is 2GB ram & 1GB Ram, both quad cores.
Worth to get the 1GB or wait for the 2GB.

Noticed that http://www.antelife.com/mobile-phones/brand-mobile-phones/umi-mobile-phones.html
They do send direct to Singapore, via few options like normal Singpost (free shipping) which estimates 20-30 days delivery
UPS, DHL & EMS are available.
What your guy views on this website. Reliable?  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 20:50
Shud be reliable as they ship to a number of places!  A little more expensive compared to direct order from the manufacturer's site.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 18, 2013, 20:56
Shud be reliable as they ship to a number of places!  A little more expensive compared to direct order from the manufacturer's site.

Yes noticed is abit more exp. UMI X2 2GB ram no stocks yet thou. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 18, 2013, 21:28
My ainol and neken are both here, cool. just felt the ainol a bit lag. Very lag.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 21:31
A little expensive but ship direct, The Zopo ZP980 should be a good alternative to Oppo, especially you have site support on firmware upgrades and other help.

http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/89-zopo-zp980-smartphone.html

How about the Neken N3!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on April 18, 2013, 21:50
Ordered already lah.  Friend in Shenzhen said maybe next week will received! :D

http://shop.no-1phone.com/(S(c1fqkyjaytnckpqk2it0kl3j))/productshow.aspx?id=194

How to carry ar?
Get a man purse (eeks) or go tailor an extra big pocket in your pants :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 18, 2013, 22:06
Aiyah, put it in your luggage and check it in!

If no one coming down, I will probably go up end of May.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 18, 2013, 22:40
My ainol and neken are both here, cool. just felt the ainol a bit lag. Very lag.

Song liao bro, hows the Neken 3 performance. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 19, 2013, 08:59
First look, the phone packaging looks cheap. But for the price I paid, I would prefer this kind if simple packaging than paying more for the packaging.
Feel : Damn good with the big screen, compared to my Iphone5. My wife Iphone 4S would be quite far away at the back. LOL
Screen resolution : Excellent, I find it's comparable or should I say better than my Ihone5. Maybe because the screen is bigger ?
Response : Don't feel any lag at all, smooth page flipping, swooshing all the way.
OS : Well, having using my Windows mobile to iphone 3gs and all the way to iphone 5. I'm totally out of touch.
Apps are in Chinese, no doubt about it as the phone was born in China. Not rooted by default, so... lots of apps still can be found on their preinstalled "Anzhi" so call "Apps store", but mainly meant for china mainland use. Will look into root and see if can install an international version. (Pre-installed with Jellybean 4.1.1)
Quickly set it up last night and installed a few common apps like Line and Whatsapp with Skype for my wife daily usage and our she go with the new phone.
Overall experience, quite good. Will definitely dump my current phone for Umi X2. (If I can get the 64GB version) LOL

Have not really run the Ainol yet, but I can see it's already rooted by default. It came with a CD with most of the popular software. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 09:18
Great.  How I wish the new Neken N3 would have a 1080p display, this wud make my day ;D

If you need to load some movies into it, let me know!

Enjoy your new toys.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: whyeme on April 19, 2013, 10:58
Sorry for OT a bit.

Bros FW & newkid, can share any PRC websites to buy mandopop/cantopop/hokkienpop original PRC pressed music cds which ship to sg?
Gone are the days when Visma at Pearl Ctr and Fu Liang at Chinatown complex sell them at low prices :(

PM me if you like. Many thanks! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 11:28
Sorry, can't help u there as I don't buy from their sites.  In fact, I have not bought any CDs for the last couple of months, except for my car, some Chinese pressed Cantonese car stereo listening for 6rmb a disc! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: whyeme on April 19, 2013, 13:01
Sorry, can't help u there as I don't buy from their sites.  In fact, I have not bought any CDs for the last couple of months, except for my car, some Chinese pressed Cantonese car stereo listening for 6rmb a disc! :)

Bro, how's the SQ of such 6rmb cds when played on your home stereo? :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 19, 2013, 13:42
Just placed an order for UMI X2, 1GB Ram version.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 14:23
 
Bro, how's the SQ of such 6rmb cds when played on your home stereo? :)

Not good!  Sound diffused, but in the car, pretty good! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 19, 2013, 15:31
Way to go, good luck in getting your stock. Where do you order from?
Just placed an order for UMI X2, 1GB Ram version.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 19, 2013, 15:56
Way to go, good luck in getting your stock. Where do you order from?

Yo tks bro for the confidence. Antelife they do send direct here. There are options for delivery like dhl ups ems or normal singpost. Payment by paypal i feel abit safer.
I called them make sure theres stocks. But the white color sold out aldy.
Hope to get it by next wk and update here. :).
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 15:57
So what's the damage!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 19, 2013, 16:02
So what's the damage!

Around s$320. Just give a wild shot at china brands hope can make it. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 16:15
For this kind of specs, $320 not expensive at all :)

Once u see the 1080p 5 incher display, u will be hooked! ;D

When u play a 1080p movie on it, your neighbors will look over your shoulders and 'wow' ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 19:26
Around s$320. Just give a wild shot at china brands hope can make it. :)

So here it is....
http://www.antelife.com/umi-x2-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4-1-1gb-ram-16g-rom-3g-gps-5-0-inch-ips-ogs-screen-smart-phone.html
Don't forget to give us your take on your new toy! ;D
The only point I will nit pick is the profile.  Looks like a Samsung S3! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 19:42
Another brand on the market....
http://www.ebestpad.com/product.asp
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 20:54
1st batch 5000 units fully taken up.  Next batch of another 5000 on offer on the 26th next week.

Got to check with my friend whether my ti kum is picked or not :P

http://www.no-1phone.com/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 19, 2013, 21:35
So here it is....
http://www.antelife.com/umi-x2-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4-1-1gb-ram-16g-rom-3g-gps-5-0-inch-ips-ogs-screen-smart-phone.html
Don't forget to give us your take on your new toy! ;D
The only point I will nit pick is the profile.  Looks like a Samsung S3! :P

Sure bro once it reached shore will give an update.
If need to can help download some movies from you. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 19, 2013, 21:40
No problem.  Lastest is Skyfall and Gangster Squad :)

Correction, add Jack Reacher and Broken City :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 20, 2013, 09:34
Whoah, "Likes". Maybe I should drop by and load it up first.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 20, 2013, 09:41
Yo bro how u playing with your Neken 3, hv you flashed any rom yet.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 20, 2013, 10:28
Just tried to flash and updated ROM from Neken itself to try out, starting to get a hang on it.
Now trying to install google play on it, still reading.
Which are the best root program to use ? :P

Yo bro how u playing with your Neken 3, hv you flashed any rom yet.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 20, 2013, 11:42
Just buzz me when u r coming.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 20, 2013, 15:39
Just tried to flash and updated ROM from Neken itself to try out, starting to get a hang on it.
Now trying to install google play on it, still reading.
Which are the best root program to use ? :P


Bro u visited this link, quite useful info.
http://www.shuame.com/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 20, 2013, 18:49
Friend just told me that he managed to book the No 1 P7 mini pad for me.  Shud be shipping out to him by end of next week.  Now, got to arrange to bring the unit back!  Can't wait to get my hands on it.  $200 is a  real steal!

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/1cb0747eb5072f8f0792bce1f7c6e23c_zpsc7d247b9.jpg)

iPad clone with phone function wcdma/gsm, good for traveler who can now use local prepaid sim card and save on local calls at destination!

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 20, 2013, 23:36
Very sleek like Levono K900...
http://micgadget.com/34612/huawei-edge-upcoming-flagship-leaks-out-going-premium/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 20, 2013, 23:42
UMI X2 Vs Zoppo ZP980

http://www.youtube.com/v/HAaoZOyv044&feature=player_detailpage#t=3s&fs=1
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 00:02
The Zopo is slightly faster but more expensive.  I prefer the look of the Zopo though! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 12:59
Launching in May this 5.3 incher 720P display at $300 is also very good value for money based on the specs in their official website.

Name is Big Cola 2, sounds odd but what the heck, it's cheap and looks good to eat ;D
http://www.dakele.com/cola2.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 14:15
Any bros here tried SmartQ tablets.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 17:08
Very good news for Oppo Find 5 user.  Cool update from Oppo coming soon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZoh_QKnGbc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 17:27
The top 5 1080p smartphone on the market now...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swXI_sl5m3I&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 19:26
Oppo rank 3, HTC One  ;D

wait for oppo 6  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 19:51
Oppo 6 will be 8 quad Snapdragon 800 1.7hz, 3GB ram, 5.7" 2160P display, 32GB rom, 18MP f1.8 back camera and 5MP f2.2 front camera, 3,500 mAH battery, 7 mm thickness, dual sim, NFC, micro SD up to 64GB and weighs 160 grams, my dream phone, at $1,000 ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 20:42
Francis the oppo finder is 6.65mm looks damn shiok also too bad screen not 5" type.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 20:49
Too expensive, a little more u get the 5 which is Oppo flagship! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 21:39
Too expensive, a little more u get the 5 which is Oppo flagship! :)

bro can find oppo 5 in HK. Got a fren there now. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 21:42
Yes.  Best cross over to Shenzhen, Hwa Qiang Bei Lu Oppo shops and get it US$450! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 22:04
Yes.  Best cross over to Shenzhen, Hwa Qiang Bei Lu Oppo shops and get it US$450! :)

K tks, shop name is Hwa Qiang Bei Lu, hope he cross over to Shenzhen. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 21, 2013, 22:11
Bro, Hwa Qiang Bei Lu is the name of the famous street where all electrical/electronic shops are sited! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 21, 2013, 22:16
Bro, Hwa Qiang Bei Lu is the name of the famous street where all electrical/electronic shops are sited! :)

okie will update fren. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 22, 2013, 19:56
SOLD OUT ;D
http://www.antelife.com/umi-x2-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4-1-1gb-ram-16g-rom-3g-gps-5-0-inch-ips-ogs-screen-smart-phone.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 22, 2013, 19:59
So is yours confirmed!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 22, 2013, 20:00
So is yours confirmed!

I just checked my email :
Dear customer,
 Your order will ship today, we will send the tracking number to you later, pls don't worry.
 Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 22, 2013, 20:40
Great!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 22, 2013, 22:04
THL W8 quad core MT8669 5" display
(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/thl-w8-on-sale.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 22, 2013, 22:40
Here's my stock of..

Currently using the Oppo Find 5.  Waiting for the No1 Mini Pad.
On order, the iOcean 7 and Umi X2
Considering the Big Cola 2
Considering XiaoCai G6....http://www.coko.com.cn/?product-78.html

 ;D ::).
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 23, 2013, 06:58
I ocean x7 second batch sold 5000pcs yesterday.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on April 23, 2013, 10:05
Where to buy Alex? I tried but it still says out of stock
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 23, 2013, 11:51
I cannot even access to their site yesterday, all jammed up. www.iocean.cc
I read through the forum to only find out they order via weibo, or through 3rd party from taobao mall.
Here's their forum, all in chinese though. http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=128350&extra=page%3D1

Where to buy Alex? I tried but it still says out of stock


Just read that my Neken N3 is not able to root, many asking for help online. But none successful on rooting.  :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 23, 2013, 12:14
Well, my friend just informed me that the order was not successful :P., wait for the next batch!

Question is do u really want to root!  Unless supported by Developers, it can be nightmare if not done properly!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 23, 2013, 19:46



Just read that my Neken N3 is not able to root, many asking for help online. But none successful on rooting.  :o


Bro u tried this link aldy
www.shuame.com
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 23, 2013, 20:51
Think I will go for Big Cola 2.  The specs are well above others at the same price point and it has OTG which I have yet to see on other phones.
http://www.dakele.com/index.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 23, 2013, 21:20
Those who looking at less than 5" screen can take alook at
http://www.ejiayu.com/

The G4 is on sale, G5 coming out soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 24, 2013, 07:46
The Iocean X7 5000pcs were sold out in 8 minutes. Believe it ?  :o
Still hoping to get hold of this one, they had sent their phone to Android Development team.
Expect to have a new ROM update real soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 11:52
yep, the iOcean X7 is very hot at the moment.

However, if you are on the budget and yearn for a 5 incher, this may do...
http://mtksj.com/html/MTKshoujizixun/3261.html

For 699 rmb, it's a good starter but the display is only WVGA!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 24, 2013, 12:00
was checking gizchina.com Xiami M2s sold 200,000 sets in 45seconds.

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/xiaomi-m2s-sales.jpg)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/23/xiaomi-sells-200000-xiaomi-m2s-in-just-45-seconds/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 24, 2013, 12:04
I like xiami 2S and their going to be launch 2A.  But really "X"comparing to the rest of PRC brands.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 12:28
Base on specs, Xiaomi phones are slightly better and they incorporate NFC which is a good function feature. :)

Bigger support base with easy firmware upgrades.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 24, 2013, 12:33
Yo Francis hows your mini pad coming up, I thot getting 1 for mil to play with.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 12:40
Not yet.  Understand they are only shipping out this week.  Gonna check and see!

What about your Umi!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 24, 2013, 12:43
Not yet.  Understand they are only shipping out this week.  Gonna check and see!

What about your Umi!

K gd sign.
UMI shipped out collected by HK end. Usually how long will it reached here.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 14:20
If you want a mini pad to play play, here is one...direct shipping too...

http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.Ramos_X10_Quad_Core_7.85_Inch_IPS_Screen_Android_4.1_Tablet_PC_1GB_16GB_White-61995?utm_source=www.gizchina.com&utm_medium=news-ramosX10&utm_campaign=LT-WILL

Reasonably price too. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 14:24
Or maybe wait for this on the 6th of May....Lenovo K900

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/24/lenovo-k900-price-now-rumoured-to-be-420-available-from-6th-may/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 24, 2013, 14:29
Or maybe wait for this on the 6th of May....Lenovo K900

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/24/lenovo-k900-price-now-rumoured-to-be-420-available-from-6th-may/

This one +shipment will be S$600+ :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on April 24, 2013, 22:24
I got hold of a OPPO FIND 5 last week...even I don't like the physical size, I love the display...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 24, 2013, 22:26
Bro, did u flash the international firmware!

If u want to have movies in it, let me know!

Cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 25, 2013, 09:27
Just checked DHL, coming in this morn.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on April 25, 2013, 10:30
What is the shipping cost for the phone from china?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on April 25, 2013, 11:58
Bro Francis,

Thanks for the offer.

I'm find with the firmware. Busy downloading movies....:) No issue so far with the phone. Good phone & recommendation...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 25, 2013, 12:56
Just a quick update.

Received hp in good condition, packaging nothing to rave about. Packaging looks like those China CDs type.
Boot up is quick and installed a few apps to test, downloading is fast.
Touch screen responsiveness is fast. Watched some youtube no lag. Send out a few SMSes, whatsapp, did some calling out and is fine.
Will update with some pictures later on.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 25, 2013, 14:01
Great.  5 incher 1080p display gorgeous enough for you! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 25, 2013, 19:27
The Umi X2 is the toughest smartphone in the market! ::)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/25/umi-x2-laboratory-test-shows-us-just-how-tough-this-new-phone-is/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 25, 2013, 19:48
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/UMIX21_zps0c5d0741.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/UMIX21_zps0c5d0741.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/UMIX22_zpsb17c30b9.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/UMIX22_zpsb17c30b9.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/UMIX23_zps09041cdd.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/UMIX23_zps09041cdd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 26, 2013, 00:02
Nice, congrats on your new toy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: danlim on April 26, 2013, 08:56
Hi, in terms of safety. have all this PRC phones pass international safety standards? I am keen to try but have this concern
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on April 26, 2013, 09:49
I'm no expert to guarantee your safety, brother. But I believe if these phones can be sold in foreign markets, they surely comply with some minimum safety standards. I haven't notice any phone having a UL classification yet.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 26, 2013, 10:28
Hi, in terms of safety. have all this PRC phones pass international safety standards? I am keen to try but have this concern

Haha, in essence, u r also asking whether all PRCs' electrical and electronic staff have the stamp of international safety standards!!

I don't know but I have many PRC electrical and electronic stuff at home which I have been using for the longest time and I m still around ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 26, 2013, 11:08
This is not a bad deal for those wanting phablets!

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/25/inew-i2000-comes-with-5-8-inch-720-display-and-5-mega-pixel-front-camera/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on April 26, 2013, 12:16
Bro Francis' its been 17 pages now & no mentioned of any mo. My neck have growth by another 5.8 mm and us till posting newer & better phones to entice those following this topic urrrrrge salivating



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: westendboy on April 26, 2013, 13:09
... And the award for Fastest Growing Thread goes to Francis Wu for "Smart Phones from PRC" which only started on Mar 11 but has amassed a total of 21 pages and 304 posts!!!!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 26, 2013, 13:53
Bro Francis' its been 17 pages now & no mentioned of any mo. My neck have growth by another 5.8 mm and us till posting newer & better phones to entice those following this topic urrrrrge salivating


Alamak Bro, MO will incur 7% GST which is not worth the effort.  Save this and buy direct just like some Bros here do.  Of course, if you have friends visiting HKG or Shenzhen, ask them to get it for you and themselves too.  These smartphones are worth every penny you spent.

Just compared the Samsung G4 with my Oppo and the display just could match the vibrancy and color tone of the Oppo and they got the cheek to sell it at $998 vs $550 for the Oppo...cheeze :P

Granted, the Sam is a little thinner and lighter but the overall construction looks cheap cos of the plastic they used. :o

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 26, 2013, 14:00
... And the award for Fastest Growing Thread goes to Francis Wu for "Smart Phones from PRC" which only started on Mar 11 but has amassed a total of 21 pages and 304 posts!!!!!

Bro, watching Kahaani on a 5.7 incher at 720P with Dolby Mobile sound is heaven while you wait for somebody! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 26, 2013, 14:44
Was hesistant to buy direct, worried it may take months to deliver.
Tried Antelife and surprisingly its about a wk and delivered door to door by DHL, Singpost shipping is free by them but I dun trust Singpost so pd abit more.

Now Jiayu got an official online website and its in ENGLAND. Go check them out.
http://www.jiayuofficial.com/jiayu-mobile-phone.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 27, 2013, 08:04
Just a quick update.

Received hp in good condition, packaging nothing to rave about. Packaging looks like those China CDs type.
Boot up is quick and installed a few apps to test, downloading is fast.
Touch screen responsiveness is fast. Watched some youtube no lag. Send out a few SMSes, whatsapp, did some calling out and is fine.
Will update with some pictures later on.  ;D

Able to switch to English language? Download apps via google play store or ? Did you try different rom? Can root the phone?

How is the display quality compare to other phone that you familiar to? How is the camera quality?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 27, 2013, 10:21
Able to switch to English language? Download apps via google play store or ? Did you try different rom? Can root the phone?

How is the display quality compare to other phone that you familiar to? How is the camera quality?

When it came it was aldy in England dah, setup was a brisk, use existing gmail ac wa la u're there.
downloading games/apps fast. Tried real racing 3, wa the screen display damn shiok no lag
As for rooting & roming I not so adventurous and if it aint broken why go fix it  ;D
As for cam quality haven got a chance to shoot around.
May do some recording and see hows it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2013, 14:28
For those who itching to try, this will be your best bet.  Look out for it...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/26/neo-n003-spy-photos-emerge-hint-at-possible-launch/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Bq80MlMMg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 27, 2013, 21:20
When it came it was aldy in England dah, setup was a brisk, use existing gmail ac wa la u're there.
downloading games/apps fast. Tried real racing 3, wa the screen display damn shiok no lag
As for rooting & roming I not so adventurous and if it aint broken why go fix it  ;D
As for cam quality haven got a chance to shoot around.
May do some recording and see hows it.


Thanks bro for the feedback. I am a bit surprised it come with English, how about your Google play store? I heard China phone has their own market, how about yours?

May I know prior to X2 what phone were you using? Just for.my reference for comparison based sake.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2013, 21:29
All the PRC Android phones have English as an option under the language setting.  Once u put in your sim card, u can download the google play store and start your apps download. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on April 27, 2013, 21:43
Jiayu g6 or umi max is my ultimate phone. Going to watch them out.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2013, 21:48
If u like phablets, this may interest you... :)
http://www.spemall.com/iNew-I2000-Smart-Phone-Quad-Core-5-8-Inch-HD-IPS-Screen-MTK6589-1G-8G-Android-4-1-Bluetooth-Dual-Camera-Grey_g.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 27, 2013, 21:55
Yep like what Francis explained.

I managed to get into live chat ay jiayuofficial online stall. CSO told me G4 as of now ltd stock they be coming in more around 15-20 May, so now is 1st come 1st serve.
I nvr like the idea of presell, always believe only when got stock than whack. But that's my view.
CSO told me G5 is for show only, I didn't ask for further explanation on this.
 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 27, 2013, 22:04
Jiayu g6 or umi max is my ultimate phone. Going to watch them out.

yes both are hot stuff so far, watch them on antelife as CSO told me they got contact with UMI. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 27, 2013, 22:15
I will preorder the Neo N003 and the Big Cola 2! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 27, 2013, 23:26
I also want the Neo
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 09:29
I can see why, both the Big Cola 2 and Neo N003 have OTG and MHL, very useful to bring around demo'ing the stuff you have in the phone via the TV connection, especially for teachers/tutors ;D

You can order the Big Cola 2 here...
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w18247041018.5.lCUnUi&id=18066117789&
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 15:49
just sign up and ordered both Cola2 and N003. ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 16:44
Wah, you are faster than me ha! ;D

Preorder the Neo N003 here..
.http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.3.vNY4hL&id=19850719362
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 16:49
 :'(

The seller just call me up , cant ship to sg :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 16:58
Can ship to my customer's address in Shenzhen and I will collect it on my visit end of the Month!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 16:59
ok.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 17:01
Give you the address later when I check with my customer and same time inform him of the delivery!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 17:02
noted , will order another and send to yr contact point.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 28, 2013, 17:38
Iocean X7 1GB Ram version in stock liao  ;D

http://www.antelife.com/iocean-x7-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4-2-5inch-ips-1280x720-pixel-1gb-ram-4gb-rom-wifi-3g-gps-smart-phone.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 17:48
Price gone up a little but free shipping, a good spec phone with 1080P 5" display.  9mm thickness and quite light too!  Styling pretty nice :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 28, 2013, 17:54
Yes I think this one will be gone within short time.

Free shipping to Singpost, their DHL rates are ok  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 18:02
1080P display is now a rage in China and at this price, it's gonna be gone in no time from the site!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 28, 2013, 18:05
bro if get fr taobao can use your china contact bo  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 18:10
still the N003 for me .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 28, 2013, 18:18
still the N003 for me .

bro u going for 2gb ram :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on April 28, 2013, 18:23
Yes , order 3 sets look like may receive my order , but for the cola 2 was called by the seller and inform not able to send :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 28, 2013, 18:26
Yes , order 3 sets look like may receive my order , but for the cola 2 was called by the seller and inform not able to send :'(

wa 3 sets song. specs look gd 3000mah battery. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 18:33
I will advise you when I get the contact from my Shenzhen customer.

The difference between Neo N003 and the iOcean X7 is pricing and functions.  The former is cheaper and has OTG/MHL which is very very useful for a guy on the move.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 28, 2013, 23:17
It's such a waste that the cola 2 is not full hd at 1080p.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 28, 2013, 23:58
If it was, the price will be very high!  I prebooked this as I want to see how a 720p movie on this 5.3" 720p display looks like! :)

Built in 32GB + another 32GB micro SD will certainly will have plenty of room for MP4 n MKV movies.  With OTG/MHL, there will be many movie choices in the hotel room! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on April 29, 2013, 11:16
Is the Iocean unlocked as it does not specify on the antelife website Thinking of getting this shipped to Australia

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 11:37
Yes.  Dual sim card too.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on April 29, 2013, 11:42
Thanks Francis. Just ordered it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on April 29, 2013, 11:57
My Neken N3 battery is 2500mah on 5.7" screen, still the phone can last my wifey for a whole day. Coming back from work at 8pm sill have about 45% on it.
She's using the phone for constantly checking her FB, Whatsapp and ebooks reading. Download apps and Youtube is fast too. Think this area is very good for my N3 phone.
Loaded with Android Go recently and the transition from Iphone to Android is seamlessly for her.

She's now persuade me to go for the switch.

With the phone with 3000mah, I guess the battery life would be even better. But not sure if the other services would take up more battery life.

wa 3 sets song. specs look gd 3000mah battery. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 12:08
The biggest drainer of battery life is wifi and 3/4G.  Always switch these off when u hit the sack.  Screen brightness is another culprit.  There are a couple of battery life saver free apps in the play store which u can use and it does prolong its usage! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 29, 2013, 12:53
Thanks Francis. Just ordered it.

Congrats. Dsj88  u ordered thru antelife.
My 1st experience with antelife was gd. They shipped out fast thou price abit higher but they shipped direct. Initially wanted this but went for umi.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on April 29, 2013, 12:59
Yup, ordered throught antelife website But strange they are using singpost when it is to be shipped to Australia. Shipping time according to the website is 20 to 40 days which is very long. Maybe they ship to Singapore first and then to Australia. But shipping is free which accounts for the higher price
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 14:24
The Lenovo K900 to be available 1st week of May...very sleek

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/28/lenovo-k900-unboxing-hands-on-photos/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 29, 2013, 14:43
The Lenovo K900 to be available 1st week of May...very sleek

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/28/lenovo-k900-unboxing-hands-on-photos/

Bro any idea which sites selling direct :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 14:50
No news on this yet!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 20:19
The world thinness smartphone....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/29/huawei-p6-u06-leaked-becomes-worlds-thinnest-smarpthone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 20:22
Now you can root your Oppo F5...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/29/cyanogenmod-10-1-now-available-for-the-oppo-find-5/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 29, 2013, 20:35
The world thinness smartphone....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/29/huawei-p6-u06-leaked-becomes-worlds-thinnest-smarpthone/

Wonder will it ever land in S'pore. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 29, 2013, 22:24
Well, Huawei has a branch office here, maybe if popular, they may bring it over here!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 30, 2013, 12:00
Guys, time to get on board the 5 incher FHD display smartphone train.....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/29/mlais-mx58-htc-butterfly-clone-is-1080p-180-phone/

More info here...
http://www.mlais.com/product-93.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 30, 2013, 13:09
Francis was about to ask you on this htc butterfly clone less than $200, looks gd.
They got their own website also
 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 30, 2013, 13:42
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o  Wa lau - so many makers & models  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 30, 2013, 13:51
haha, more choices better as the PRC manufacturers are competing in a vast market and whoever comes out with a good phone at a good price point, they will be laughing all the way to the bank.

As I said before, the local manufacturers are chipping away the market share of iPhone and Samsung.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on April 30, 2013, 13:52
Hi Francis, so far you have what olready ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 30, 2013, 14:02
My fav Oppo F5, i just love this phone.

Firmed: No1 mini pad on the way.

On order or ti kum :
iOcean X7
Big Cola 2
XiaoCai G6
Mlias MX58

Shud be enough, I think ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on April 30, 2013, 14:09
Mlias Mx58 tempting.
Francis this one need to use taobao is it thru vpost right or other agents  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on April 30, 2013, 14:12
Not sure, just ask my friend to order!  I m sure you can find it in all the PRC smartphone sale sites.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 01, 2013, 01:41
My colleagues failed to get hold of umi x2 on 28 Apr present ordered. Now stuck wait to see what else can get.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 01, 2013, 01:55
Very the sad  :'( , both of my order cant send to sg .
francis , few more need to send to yr pick up point ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on May 01, 2013, 09:06
Did anyone ordered from AntElife. Getting a bit worried as they said will ship within 24 hrs. 48 hrs now and  still nothing My emails have not been responded to.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2013, 09:09
It could be the May day holidays. I think their holiday stretch to Fri.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2013, 10:21
thinking of hooting a tablet, bros what u think of this

(http://www.antelife.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/887299967354b7276aa538377b678750/1/_/1_5_140.jpg?1367374302185)

Ainol Novo8 Dream Quad Core android 4.1 8inch capacitive screen HDMI Wifi Camera tablet pc
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 01, 2013, 14:33
Friend in Shenzhen just told me that No1 has returned the fund for the Mini Pad order, it was not successful! Shxxxt :P

Now go for the second pre-order and ti kum again... :'(

Novo 8 is good but cannot compare to the No1 Mini Pad in terms of specs and telephony functionalities. 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2013, 17:35
Just share a screenshot

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/journeytothewestconqueringthedemons2013cnbdripre2_allrmvb_20130501163713231_zps7bf5b137.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/journeytothewestconqueringthedemons2013cnbdripre2_allrmvb_20130501163713231_zps7bf5b137.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 01, 2013, 18:32
That's from your 13 megapixel Umi X2!!  Pretty good..sharp! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2013, 18:36
Yes bro its quite enjoyable able to watch movie with FHD. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 01, 2013, 20:16
UMI X2 2GB ram ver

http://vr-zone.com/articles/umi-x2-sets-a-release-date-for-15th-may/19861.html#
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 02, 2013, 13:06
If only Apple will come out with this....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/01/meizu-mx3-renders-show-curved-display-and-tapered-body/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 02, 2013, 19:48
According to my friend, my ti kum of iOcean X7 was successful! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 02, 2013, 20:07
According to my friend, my ti kum of iOcean X7 was successful! :D

Song liao, 2GB ver or 1GB :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 02, 2013, 20:20
Think it's the youth version at 999 RMB. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 02, 2013, 21:11
Think it's the youth version at 999 RMB. :)

Song liao :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 02, 2013, 22:56
The MLAIS MX58 is on sale at Taobao too.... :)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=20007615232

Seems no more preorder at 999 RMB.  At 1299 RMB, it's still a good buy for a FHD 5 incher!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 02, 2013, 23:27
With so many brands are coming out with 5", I do hope to find a 5.3" or 5.5" FHD screen though.
I don't mind to wait for a while and see what else are coming. With ready stocks and not pre-order.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 03, 2013, 08:51
With ready stocks and not pre-order.

Yes same here i rather wait for ready stocks :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 03, 2013, 14:44
Are those PRC mobile phones going to be sold here or only in China itself ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 03, 2013, 14:55
I know that brands like Android and Ainol are being sold here at SLS.  Have not seen any of the brands that I have introduced in this thread though. :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 03, 2013, 15:41
Lenovo coming out with 4000mah model

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/lenovo-p780-has-a-4000mah-battery-and-5-inch-display/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 03, 2013, 17:07
Wait, the 5.3 or 5.7 inch FHD displays should be coming in the next couple of months. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 03, 2013, 20:42
If u want to compare Chinese phones, use this...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/introducing-the-gizchina-chinese-phone-comparison-tool/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 03, 2013, 22:14
3D smartphone with projector!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/konka-s1-mirage-is-the-mystery-3gb-3d-projector-phone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 04, 2013, 10:10
If u dun mind a 4.5" screen can take a look at this

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/updated-umi-x1s-will-go-on-sale-on-may-8th-for-150/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 04, 2013, 11:04
6.3" Nubia Z7  ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/6-3-inch-nubia-z7-rumoured-to-have-snapdragon-800-and-4gb-ram/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 04, 2013, 19:33
Francis what do u think of Meizu X2 Spec

Color:Black front & white back
Capacity:32G
Chipset:
CPU: MX5S, 1.6 GHz 4-core A9, 32 nm HKMG
RAM: dual-channel 2GB LPDDR2 1066
Others: new generation of noise-reducing chip, dual-battery managing chip,
independent audio decoding chip, independent photographic processing chip
Display:
Size: 4.4 inches (New Mode 2)
Resolution: 1280x800 WXGA
PPI: 347 Pixels Per Inch
Color gamut: 16.7 million
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Max brightness: 450cd/m² (typical)
Technology: Full Lamination, TOL, CABC, narrow frame (3.15 mm, with the rim of the display,
the front panel and the side frame included)
Cameras:
Front camera: back-illuminated, 720p 30 frames video recording
Rear camera: 8 mega-pixels back-illuminated, 1080p 30 frames per second video recording,
9 frames per second continuous shooting, four-direction panorama, gyros focus, blue-glass filter,
74" wide angle, face/gesture detection, WRD
Multimedia:
Audio: FLAC, APE, AAC, MKA, OGG, MP3, MIDI, M4A, AMR, WAV etc.
Video: MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, M2TS, TS etc.
Graphic: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF etc
Connectivity:
Mobile network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA+
Frequency: 900/1800 MHz (2G), 2100 MHz (3G)
Max downloading speed: 21.6 Mbps
WLAN: WIFI/WAPI (802.11 b/g/n), WLAN Direct (65 Mbps file transfer)
Bluetooth 4.0
Navigation:GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, Inertial navigation system, digital compass
Sensors:Touch sensor, light sensor, IR proximity sensor, gravity sensor, digital compass, gyroscope
External buttons and ports:
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 04, 2013, 20:00
Good but too expensive and only 4.4".  Nowadays, anything less than 4.7" is considered puny and not up to standard! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 04, 2013, 21:00
K900 launching on 6th May.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 16:05
Anyone buying k900?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 16:18
I thought u r getting one! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 16:45
Im at samsung shop now trying note 2. Am seriously considering K900 but at 5.5" it seems a little too stretch for my hand.
Surfing xp is quite shiok on big screen though 

Decisions decisions !

Btw i noticed a few sites taking orders but they are selling much higher than the official 2999 rmb! Any idea where can order at that price n willing to ship overseas?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 05, 2013, 16:51
order that few days ago , waiting they confirm reply some can ship to sg some cant :-\

was looking at the S4 , but going for Cola2 and N003 and this also.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 16:53
Order from where huh?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 17:14
Im at samsung shop now trying note 2. Am seriously considering K900 but at 5.5" it seems a little too stretch for my hand.
Surfing xp is quite shiok on big screen though 

Decisions decisions !

Btw i noticed a few sites taking orders but they are selling much higher than the official 2999 rmb! Any idea where can order at that price n willing to ship overseas?


Alamak, Note 2 is also 5.5 mah but 720P only :P.   Worst still, with Amoled screen, bluish sheen and over-all dimmer, it's a no no! :P

K900 is way above Note 2 in terms of spec and price!  It's a no brainer! :D

Here are the specs -

http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_k900-5241.php
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 17:32
You got me wrong. Im only using note 2 as a guage for k900 size.
No way im getting note 2 :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 18:28
Frankly, the best feel and size are those with 5" FHD display.  Many good choices ranging from $200 to $550.  If you want something slightly bigger, than get the Big Cola 2 with a 5.3" 720P screen with OTG/MHL.  Ask Peng where he is ordering his!. :)

here you are....

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w18247041018.5.lCUnUi&id=18066117789&
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 05, 2013, 19:45
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-arrive-preorder-original-lenovo-K900-intel-dual-cpu-smart-phone-1920-1080-high-ips-discreen/813059099.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 21:22
U may consider this...

http://shop.goophone.hk/product-53.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 22:44
The more u look at the Lenovo K900, the more desirable it becomes.  This is THE smartphone to get, period ;)

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22oF0m4WE9o&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 05, 2013, 23:35
Yes K900 looks v gd.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 05, 2013, 23:42
The K900 , I ask someone in Lenovo to get it for me.
Can try  taobao , but must look for those ship by EMS or you hv to send to a local addr.
But is a pain , for the refund process if cant go thru.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 23:50
I think i will wait a while for available stocks. No experiences with taobao pre-orders. I am a bit hesistant.

If your friend can get spare, sell me one :D

Meanwhile, if you really manage to get it, pls let us know how's the battery life on that 5.5" FHD screen.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 05, 2013, 23:54
Frankly, the best feel and size are those with 5" FHD display.  Many good choices ranging from $200 to $550.  If you want something slightly bigger, than get the Big Cola 2 with a 5.3" 720P screen with OTG/MHL.  Ask Peng where he is ordering his!. :)

here you are....

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w18247041018.5.lCUnUi&id=18066117789&

Certainly agree, 5" is the best size n fit in the hand. I find myself typing many wrong words due to the wider spacing between each letters on note 2 keyboard.

I was really keen to get a unit with MHL actually. At least i can share 'Ah boys to men' with my parents when i visit them weekly :)
Unfortunately, K900 only have WiDi.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 05, 2013, 23:56
Then get the Big Cola 2 at around $300 lah!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 06, 2013, 00:08
The problem is everytime you waited , a new model  came out and it go on and on ;D
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 06, 2013, 16:07
hope they contact and arrange send to the pick up point today , if not  :'(as they cant hold the stock any longer.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on May 06, 2013, 16:23
anyone seen any PRC android phones without camera functions?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 06, 2013, 19:05
anyone seen any PRC android phones without camera functions?

Why ? when the phone is so cheap for a 1080 screen.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 06, 2013, 19:30
To be used in the army camp! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on May 06, 2013, 20:04
yeah! looking at some cheap PRC phones without camera.. i dun wanna pay for a flagship phone to have their cameras removed.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 06, 2013, 20:06
For entry into camp, I think Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Non-cam model should be good. Uses Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 / Adreno 225
4.3" if I not wrong batt not removable.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on May 06, 2013, 20:35
a bit ex.. since not main phone, i was hoping to get something simple, single core, small screen, normal resolution, MIC, china branded <$200 phone :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 06, 2013, 20:47
Maybe u can find at Sungei Road flea market! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 06, 2013, 21:31
Breaking news! UMi are planning to launch a faster, more powerful version of the quad-core UMi X2 named the UMi X2 Turbo complete with 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor!

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/06/umi-x2-turbo-to-be-released-with-updated-1-5ghz-mt6589t-chip-50000-available-from-15th-may/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 06, 2013, 22:32
a bit ex.. since not main phone, i was hoping to get something simple, single core, small screen, normal resolution, MIC, china branded <$200 phone :D

Saw something like this for $199 at ntuc IT counter @ NEX
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 06, 2013, 22:44
Im in reservist now. Iphone is approved. No need to go for non-camera phone.

Btw, K900 is released @ 3299 yuan , or USD535. Priced at the highest end for china phones.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 06, 2013, 23:05
A similar spec phone from Sam and Sony or HTC will be double the $535! :P

Still consider cheap. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 06, 2013, 23:11
Resellers selling around US620-700 now.
Might as well settle for Oppo Find 5 Midnight or wait for Oppo 6.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 07, 2013, 11:09
Neo N003 release date ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/06/breaking-neo-n003-release-date-set-for-june-25th/
http://www.mobile-dad.com/a/MTK6589/3527.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 07, 2013, 11:37
Is this Huawei Ascend Mate expensive to buy in China ?

http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_ascend_mate-5237.php
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 07, 2013, 12:00
What is OGS?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 07, 2013, 13:48
One glass solution for display.  Most smartphones' displays are OGS anyway! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on May 07, 2013, 15:50
Im in reservist now. Iphone is approved. No need to go for non-camera phone.

Btw, K900 is released @ 3299 yuan , or USD535. Priced at the highest end for china phones.

i'm from airforce.. got no such thing as greenzone or redzone. Anything with image capturing is not allowed.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on May 07, 2013, 15:51
Saw something like this for $199 at ntuc IT counter @ NEX

u remember the brand?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 07, 2013, 18:32
UMI X2 - Presell at AnteLife : MTK6589 Quad Core, Android 4.1, 5.0 Inch 1920 x 1080 pixels, 32GB ROM & 2GB RAM.

Thinking of ordering this for my virgin PRC smart phone   ;D 8)
(Also my virgin smart phone purchase directly from net  ;D  :o)

AnteLife the better/suggested/trusted site to buy ??
If so, you guys pay via CC or safer to use paypal ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 07, 2013, 18:55
I used Antelife once and I am satisfied with the speed of delivery.
But that's when they have ready stocks.
Presell they may delay.
I pay thru paypal at least can dispute if any problems.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 07, 2013, 23:04
i'm from airforce.. got no such thing as greenzone or redzone. Anything with image capturing is not allowed.

Not all . ADA also under airforce  many using iphone or even netbook with CAM.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 07, 2013, 23:07
u remember the brand?

Never take note but remember is white colour.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 07, 2013, 23:47
600 bucks for this 5.7 incher FHD is cheap with such specs!  What are you waiting for!...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/07/vivo-xplay-leaked-ahead-of-tonights-launch-shows-5-7-inch-display/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 08, 2013, 08:44
Any one tried this online shopping site ?   http://www.spemall.com/

They ship : XIAOMI 2S (MIUI V5 OS Snapdragon APQ8064 Pro 1741MHz quad core 2G RAM 16G/32G ROM).
http://www.spemall.com/XIAOMI-2S-Smart-Phone-with-MIUI-V5-OS-Snapdragon-APQ8064-Pro-1741MHz-quad-core-2G-RAM-4-3-Inch-1280-x-720pixels-IPS-Screen-3G-WIFI-GPS-Bluetooth-Front-Camera-2-0MP_g.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 10:20
Bro, get the best lah...Lenovo K900!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 08, 2013, 11:17
Yes pain once and upgrade later.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 11:57
Another excellent phone to consider.  A 1080P movie on this 5.7 FHD screen is gonna to be fantastic!  Only nit picking, no dual sim and sd card :P

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/07/vivo-xplay-launched-with-5-7-inch-1080-display-priced-at-486/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on May 08, 2013, 13:12
Nice ... the size is almost comparable to K900 :

153.8 x 79.68 x 7.99mm (Xplay)  vs 157 x 78 x 6.9mm (K900) vs  141.8 x 68.8 x 8.9mm  (Find 5)
3400mah                                     vs 2500mah                           vs 2500mah     
 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 15:15
Yes, only after a month or so, my Oppo F5 is already outdated! :P

Now, you have the Lenovo K900 and the Vivo Xplay, 2 kings of the smartphone world! 8)

The Chinese smartphone tsunami has begun! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 08, 2013, 16:44
Oppo find 6 coming soon and 3-4gb ram version soon  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 19:41
Xplay on top of the desired smartphone pile...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/vivo-xplay-phone/#continued

Another 1080p quad-core Android phone, you say? Well, there's a bit more to it. Launched by BBK spin-off Vivo in Beijing just now, this 5.7-inch Xplay goes one step further than its smaller X1 and X1S cousins by packing one extra audio chip and the OPA2604 operational amplifier from Texas Instruments in order to add extra oomph to Cirrus Logic's CS4398 DAC and CS8422 stereo asynchronous sample-rate converter -- both of which are featured on the X1 series. If you're a DIY audio enthusiast, you might have already tinkered with an OPA2604 while making your own headphone amplifier; so in other words, Vivo is trying to save you the hassle.

Before we dive into the audio performance, let's quickly look at the rest of the phone first. Underneath the 500-nit LTPS display lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core SoC (1.7GHz, 2GB RAM and Adreno 320 graphics engine), 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, 3,400mAh battery and NFC. On the back you'll find a Sony 13-megapixel imager next to a pair of speakers (FLAC playback is supported natively), but flip the phone over and you'll be looking at a surprisingly generous 5-megapixel front-facing camera -- much like the one on Oppo's mid-range Ulike 2. Vivo's somehow managed to pack all of this into a 7.99mm-thick body with a screen bezel of just 2.3mm thick (which bests Pantech's thin-bezeled Vega Iron) and a large viewable-to-total area ratio of 75.11 percent. Alas, for 3G there's only WCDMA 2100, meaning the phone may have to rely more on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 or WiFi in many parts of the world. More after the break.

Maybe, I will get one to play play!  Flac hi-res files from my Linn Masters can now be useful ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 21:26
Pre-order here...
http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 08, 2013, 21:30
Looks gd.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 08, 2013, 22:31
I have one question on android phones, how can I do screen capture.
In iPhone I press power and home button together, how I do it on android phone?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 22:56
Press the volume down and power button at the same time!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 08, 2013, 23:09
Tried, cannot. That's why I asked. LoL

Press the volume down and power button at the same time!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 08, 2013, 23:12
Is their mini-sim equal to our micro-sim?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on May 08, 2013, 23:20
I have one question on android phones, how can I do screen capture.
In iPhone I press power and home button together, how I do it on android phone?


For my Galaxy Note it's Power + Home button at the same time.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 23:39
Tried, cannot. That's why I asked. LoL

That's how I do it on my Oppo F5!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 08, 2013, 23:45
Is their mini-sim equal to our micro-sim?

No.  Got to cut!  Nowadays, PRC phones are either standard or micro type!

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Norman_Chan on May 09, 2013, 01:37
http://socialcompare.com/en/tools/compare-sizes/full-size-vs-mini-sim-vs-micro-sim-vs-nano-sim-vs-embedded-sim-vs-iphone4

So mini sim is our normal sim card , correct ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 07:21
China phone is mini sim aka iPhone 4 type and normal sim.  iPhone 5 is micro sim.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 09:17
Bro, 4 is micro and 5 is nano! :)

Have u managed to solve the screenshot riddle!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 09, 2013, 10:35
Just share a screenshot

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/journeytothewestconqueringthedemons2013cnbdripre2_allrmvb_20130501163713231_zps7bf5b137.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/journeytothewestconqueringthedemons2013cnbdripre2_allrmvb_20130501163713231_zps7bf5b137.jpg.html)

Bro, How is your UMI X2 so far? In term of Smoothness of the phone? Camera Quality? Screen Quality?

I am likely to get 2GB version once it is out but before that i hope to have some real user experiences you can share with me. If anything extremely wrong then i will hold on to the purchase and get other brand instead.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 11:42
LOL, you are right.

Bro, 4 is micro and 5 is nano! :)

Have u managed to solve the screenshot riddle!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 13:14
My UMI X2 no longer with me, bil like it so much I told him take la, he abadoned his iphone4s to me  :-[

Now I got chance to try K900 or VIVO or even OPPO Find 5  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 09, 2013, 13:55
My UMI X2 no longer with me, bil like it so much I told him take la, he abadoned his iphone4s to me  :-[

Now I got chance to try K900 or VIVO or even OPPO Find 5  ;D

Why dont you get another X2 instead of those more costly phone that you listed down? It must have some bad points that X2 is turning you away?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 14:56
Bro, why are u hesitating to get one!

I will be receiving the iOcean X7 in the next couple of days.  We can meet and you can try your hands on what the PRC smartphone is capable of!

Believe me, my Oppo F5 is one of the best value hi-end phone around and is very reliable. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 15:20
Another 5.5" beauty theres just so much models around to choose

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/09/full-hd-5-5-inch-micromax-a120-canvas-hd-pro-coming-june/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 09, 2013, 15:33
Not that I am hesitating, so far no luck to get hold on preorder IOcean X7 and UMI X2... I read that 15/5 UMI would officially launch UMI X2, so now just waiting to get it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 15:43
June is the busy month of the 5 inchers with new quad core MT6589T (Turbo) chip.  30% faster than current one!!

Everyday, there is a new kid on the block all jostling for a share in this lucrative market! :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/09/thl-w8-joins-the-turbo-party-with-updated-mt6589t-and-2gb-ram/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 16:53
Its because you can get your android phones from the manufacturer easily, with some moq down to only 300.
Even you can have them and call it your own brand.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 17:55
Bro alex u mgt do screenshot on your hp. Mineis not w me i can check dhuring weekend on umi x2
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 18:02
Cannot, tried all method. Power + up or down or home. All cannot. LOL.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Quest on May 09, 2013, 18:30
Cannot, tried all method. Power + up or down or home. All cannot. LOL.
samsung is power + home button at same time, hold on a few secs...
default android is power button + vol down button.

did u try holding onto it? most of my friends missed it because they didn't hold on long enough, or missed the timing of the press.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 19:07
Alex, as mentioned, I have taken screenshots with my Oppo using the volume down n power button.  U have to hold until u hear a snap!

The mother of all smartphone is also an audiophile phone!!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/08/vivo-xplay-video-hands-on-plus-specifications-pricing-and-more/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on May 09, 2013, 19:22
Did you check your gallery to see if it's there?
For my Samsung, it's not so obvious that a shot has been taken, only the edge of the screen will flash a bit. You need to access the gallery to see if there's a screenshot.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on May 09, 2013, 19:25
The mother of all smartphone is also an audiophile phone!!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/08/vivo-xplay-video-hands-on-plus-specifications-pricing-and-more/


Quote from: http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/08/vivo-xplay-video-hands-on-plus-specifications-pricing-and-more/
If you are drooling at that list of hardware and you don’t live in China prepare to have your heart-broken as the Xplay only supports WCDMA 2100 or GSM 850/900/1800/1900.

Does this bit mean that we can't use in Singapore?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 19:31
No lah, we have GSM here so business as usual! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 19:53
Xiaocai G6 Quad Core MTK6589 Android Phone HD IPS Screen 1G/4G ROM 13 MP Camera Dual SIM 3G
Its not full HD and non IPS Screen thou.  ;D
http://www.antelife.com/xiaocai-g6-quad-core-mtk6589-android-phone-hd-ips-screen-1g-4g-rom-13-mp-camera-dual-sim-3g.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 09, 2013, 20:27
I will be receiving the iOcean X7 in the next couple of days.  We can meet and you can try your hands on what the PRC smartphone is capable of!


You got it from China/HK ? , mine 2weeks liao still no news :-\
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 20:40
My friend ti kum 3 times already, this time lucky! ;D

Expecting it in the next day or so!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 09, 2013, 20:43
My friend ti kum 3 times already, this time lucky! ;D

Expecting it in the next day or so!

means by this Saturday will landed in Sg ?
mine should ship out within the next 24hrs.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 20:53
Hope so, if received on Sat morning, will bring down to Adelphi for all to play around with it!

For $200, hope it will exceeds all expection and be my smartphone mistress going forward.  My Oppo will still be my wife! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 21:01
I hold the power button till it asked me if I wanted to reset my phone or off my phone.
I think I hold it long enough. Lol.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 21:08
(http://static.mcfiles.cn/dakele2/assets/imgs/pointers/all1.png)

May try order this.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 21:09
Is this your Neken's!  U can a email and ask them where they put this option in their UI!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 21:13
(http://static.mcfiles.cn/dakele2/assets/imgs/pointers/all1.png)

May try order this.  ;D

Alamak, u r late lah :P

Already ordered.  Think Peng also :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 21:19
If i m getting my android phone, I have to make sure it has Google store pre-installed. Lol.
Wifey keep askig me to install Google store in it. Which I can't. Lol.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 21:25
U mean u have not install it!  Why not!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 09, 2013, 21:28
Looks like those 2gb or TURBU ver are hot stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 21:36
Another new kid on the block, 3D some-more!  Cheap some-more!  FHD some-more

Choices, choices :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/09/maxon-x-temer-x1-launched-with-3d-fhd-display-2gb-ram-and-nfc/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 09, 2013, 22:25
Because google said my neken n3 is not a supported android device. Lol.
That's why I tried to root it but also can't, I can't install google store in my phone.

If you have a way, let me know. I'll keep trying.

U mean u have not install it!  Why not!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 09, 2013, 22:41
You can go to the Chinese store and download the google play store!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: HDTV_noobie on May 10, 2013, 01:58
Hope so, if received on Sat morning, will bring down to Adelphi for all to play around with it!

For $200, hope it will exceeds all expection and be my smartphone mistress going forward.  My Oppo will still be my wife! ;D

If I'm available, I might drop by with my FHD iOcean X7 and Thl W8+ :).

What time are you guys planning to be at Adelphi?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 10, 2013, 09:26
Wah Bro, on the quiet ha! ;D

Usually around 3 pm or so.  It will be interesting to compare the 2 :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 10, 2013, 11:06
Yes, comparison please!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 10, 2013, 11:30
Here's top 15 andriod phones  ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/09/top-15-quad-core-mt6589-phones-you-can-buy-right-now/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 10, 2013, 12:31
What do you guys do about call contracts and data access? After all the reasons why the telcos tie us in to these is partly to offset the cost of the phone isn't it?


If I'm available, I might drop by with my FHD iOcean X7 and Thl W8+ :).

What time are you guys planning to be at Adelphi?

How much did these cost bro?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 10, 2013, 13:08
In most instances, hi-end phones with plans are expensive and it tied you down for a year.

Take for an example, the iOcean X7, i consider this a high-end phone in view of the specs.  It costs $200, has dual SIM which is very useful for frequent travelers and it looks nice too ;D

Now you can the liberty to choose the best plan for your phone without being tied down for a year! :P



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 10, 2013, 13:44
In most instances, hi-end phones with plans are expensive and it tied you down for a year.

Take for an example, the iOcean X7, i consider this a high-end phone in view of the specs.  It costs $200, has dual SIM which is very useful for frequent travelers and it looks nice too ;D

Now you can the liberty to choose the best plan for your phone without being tied down for a year! :P





Oh ok. I guess I use my phone a lot so might not realise the savings difference compared to a light user.

Plus maybe there would also be a free phone with the lower tariff deals so could always either sell that or keep a a a spare.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 10, 2013, 14:19
Hi guys

I am pretty tempted but what are the way to buy them now for example an Oppo 5 or iOcean? Is the best way by Taobao?

Thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 10, 2013, 14:32
Taobao does not ship oversea, i think. ::)

If you have friends in China, get them to assist in ordering the phone and then send to you.  This is a cheaper option.

Or you can go to Lightake.com (internet mall) to buy these phones plus shipment cost which is more expensive than the 1st option.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 10, 2013, 15:22
If can tong until sep oppo find release snapdragon 800 dah  ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/09/next-oppo-find-to-get-snapdragon-800-could-launch-september/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 10, 2013, 19:16
Oh ok. I guess I use my phone a lot so might not realise the savings difference compared to a light user.

Plus maybe there would also be a free phone with the lower tariff deals so could always either sell that or keep a a a spare.

everytime my phone re- contract , they will give me a replacement plus a spare phone , i away just give it away , this time I sell both S4 and i5 away and enough for me to get 4xPRC phone  to play , as one of the latest feature OTG and mirror display is what i need , not found on i5/note/s4.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 10, 2013, 23:37
Gd news for UMI owners, there's going to be an ENGerish UMI Website soon  ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/10/umi-launch-new-website-english-version-coming-soon/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 11, 2013, 00:56
Bro alex u figure out your screenshot.
Try pressing power button and vol - sametime.
I did that for UMI X2 and it works.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 11, 2013, 11:20
This fr S4
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/Ironmans4_zpsdcb5911f.png) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/Ironmans4_zpsdcb5911f.png.html)

This fr UMI X2
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l261/REXDJ/IronmanUMIX2_zpsbe735300.png) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/REXDJ/media/IronmanUMIX2_zpsbe735300.png.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 11, 2013, 12:04
Both FHD 5 inchers but you can buy 3 units of Umi with the price of the S4!! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 11, 2013, 12:18
Yes if go China can buy 4 HPs.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 11, 2013, 12:34
For those requiring 2 x 3G dual sim cards, look no further than this.....
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/09/zopo-c2-aliyun-os/

Order from here....
http://www.pandawill.com/zopo-c2-aliyun-os-smart-phone-50-inch-1080p-fhd-screen-mtk6589-quad-core-1g-4g-130mp-camera-p73784.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 11, 2013, 15:42
Still can't get the screen capture to work, same goes to installing Google play.
I guess neken isn't really android supported device. Might dump this and get another one to play arond.

But my ainol mini pad works well.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 11, 2013, 17:31
Those on MT6589, do you feel slight lag navigating around?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 11, 2013, 18:57
Good.  Today, HDTVNoobie brought down his iOcean X7 and the HTL to Adelphi, both also on MTs' and it was smooth.

The iOcean X7 design is quite like the Oppo but thinnner and lighter, very nice!

The youth version at $200 is really worth it.  Go get it.

BTW, screenshots also volume down and power button, no problem.  This is the standard operating procedure for all Android Jelly Bean without custom ROM.

Strange that the Neken is not ???

Also, all the google apps are there built in as well. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 11, 2013, 19:28

Strange that the Neken is not ???


ver 4.1xx  or 4.2x?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 11, 2013, 19:47
Yes, frankly speaking I'm a little disappointed by neken as well.
The phone is on 4.1.2.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 11, 2013, 19:55
Let's do one more time.  Press and hold on volume down, then press and hold power button, wait until you hear a snap and the picture taken, go to your gallery and the screenshot will be there, I hope!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 11, 2013, 21:02
Still can't get the screen capture to work, same goes to installing Google play.
I guess neken isn't really android supported device. Might dump this and get another one to play arond.

But my ainol mini pad works well.

bro wait for the 2gb version of UMI turbo :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on May 11, 2013, 21:25
No lah, we have GSM here so business as usual! :)

Thanks for the clarification.  :)

The only thing I really miss about my iPhone is the sound quality.
The prospect of an "audiophile" Android phone looks interesting.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 11, 2013, 21:54
Yes, go for it.  The Xplay is something special! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 12, 2013, 11:54
Those of you interested in getting the iOcean X7 can try your luck here....
http://www.chinapadmall.com/iocean-x7-quad-core-smart-phone#.UY8RiuCgS20

A short review here..
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/03/12/short-review-of-iocean-x7-youth-version-android-smartphone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 12, 2013, 15:04
Finally figure it out on the screen capture function.
Need to simultaneously press on the volume down and power together, I always pressed one followed by another which won't work. Gosh..

Now I need to figure it out how to install google play on it..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on May 12, 2013, 15:09
Finally figure it out on the screen capture function.
Need to simultaneously press on the volume down and power together, I always pressed one followed by another which won't work. Gosh..

Now I need to figure it out how to install google play on it..

*slaps forehead*
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 12, 2013, 15:21
*slaps forehead*

:D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 12, 2013, 16:52
Finally figure it out on the screen capture function.
Need to simultaneously press on the volume down and power together, I always pressed one followed by another which won't work. Gosh..

Now I need to figure it out how to install google play on it..

phew!!!

haha, never too late to get it right.  Use the chinese play store app in your phone to download the google playstore app, it should work!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 12, 2013, 19:10
Finally figure it out on the screen capture function.
Need to simultaneously press on the volume down and power together, I always pressed one followed by another which won't work. Gosh..

Now I need to figure it out how to install google play on it..

song liao :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 12, 2013, 22:47
Jiayu G4 unboxing video

http://www.youtube.com/v/m0iA7Bc5d0g?feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 13, 2013, 11:24
Any one of you guys ordered from : http://www.chinapadmall.com    ?

Slightly cheaper than : http://www.antelife.com
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: vink on May 13, 2013, 14:00
Any one of you guys ordered from : http://www.chinapadmall.com    ?

Slightly cheaper than : http://www.antelife.com

Do take into consideration of the high shipping fees imposed by chinapadmall.

Antelife provides free shipping and even if opt for dhl shipping, fees is less than what the above charges.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 13, 2013, 14:23
Gotten 1 hp from Antelife and was happy with their delivery.
Antelife provide free if use Singpost, if u chose other courier got to pay extra, but not exhorbitant.
Some Aliexpress resellers charges USD89 for DHL shipment.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 13, 2013, 19:23
Just purchase (paypal) for the presell unit of UMI X2 - ChinaPadMall.com
UMI X2 Advanced Version 5 Inch 1920*1080 MT6589T A7 Quad-Core 1.5GHz Camera 2.0/13.0MP RAM2GB /32GB + Color White + DHL/EMS/UPS shipment.
All total @ US$ 313.35

Think stock should be ready between 20th to 25th May - if every thing goes well, should be able to get it hopfully by end of May  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 13, 2013, 19:33
A good start Bro, the new turbo MT chip is 30% faster which will translate into smoother video watching and wifi surfing! :)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 13, 2013, 21:06
Just purchase (paypal) for the presell unit of UMI X2 - ChinaPadMall.com
UMI X2 Advanced Version 5 Inch 1920*1080 MT6589T A7 Quad-Core 1.5GHz Camera 2.0/13.0MP RAM2GB /32GB + Color White + DHL/EMS/UPS shipment.
All total @ US$ 313.35

Think stock should be ready between 20th to 25th May - if every thing goes well, should be able to get it hopfully by end of May  ;D

Song Turbo version. By the way did you order extra battery. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 13, 2013, 22:13
Song Turbo version. By the way did you order extra battery. :)

No.  Just the basic.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 13, 2013, 22:16
I'm still hoping can have a bigger screen than 5". If not, may either get I ocean x7 for its price or neo.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 13, 2013, 22:20
Still haven't received the X7 :P, got to call my friend tomorrow and check what happen! :'(

Think this is better than X7 although a little more ex......http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17992238350
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 14, 2013, 03:28
My X7 came in by DHL , total $264 , with 2xbattery , 1xmsd 32g , 1xblue cover,touch pen, mSD to USB reader and screen protector.
Run more than 10hrs with FHD stream to Tv and stream from my Video server , getting abit hot to hold ,rear cover abit loose after a 10hrs run .
battery run out fast on Wifi stream , camera zoom in and high speed capture very good for a HP, just 2 things let me down , Vol to the max still soft , screen not bright enough for outdoor , but at less than $270 , what else can I ask for ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 14, 2013, 07:18
I think the soft volume is software bug, need to update the firmware for better quality on camera and volume.
I remember I read it on their forums. Overall I think x7 is a good buy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 09:41
There are third party Apps for improving camera functions and battery usage which you can get free from Playstore until they fix these shortcomings in their firmware update.

2 batteries, one on standby is pretty good for the over-all cost of the X7.  The Premium version with 2500 mAh battery wud be better of course, can wait for it! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 14, 2013, 15:16
2500ma , camera is good only the trigger delay , so you may think was not capture and press again.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 19:22
Camera shoot out between JiaYu G4 and Umi X2 :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/14/jiayu-g4-vs-umi-x2-camera-shootout/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 14, 2013, 19:57
Great, I've asked my friend to look out for me the special edition. Hopefully he can get it for me.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 14, 2013, 20:39
Only interested in the babes at the autoshow for me  ;D ;D ;D    :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/umi-x2-vs-jiayu-g4-camera-shootout-qingdao-auto-show.jpg)

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/IMG_20130514_132705.jpg)

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/IMG_20130514_132819.jpg)

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/IMG_20130514_132224.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on May 14, 2013, 20:49
Where r the phones???
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 20:56
You are supposed to buy the phone and the showgirl is an assessory! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on May 14, 2013, 21:21
ahhh... no wonder this thread is so hot. Finally understood why u guys keep on buying one model after another..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 21:43
So, which model do you want! ;D  All cheap and excellent! ;D  You will regret if you don't go for it :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 14, 2013, 21:53
Yep and more releasing 2gb Ram version. Awaiting Tane0019 UMI X2 TURBO Version review.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 14, 2013, 21:56
 ;D  waiting ...........................   8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 14, 2013, 22:13
ahhh... no wonder this thread is so hot. Finally understood why u guys keep on buying one model after another..

Haha! With Francis as the ringleader!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on May 14, 2013, 23:08
So, which model do you want! ;D  All cheap and excellent! ;D  You will regret if you don't go for it :'(

I'm looking to replace my note 1 so something similar in size. Must be able to select, copy paste text easily. The note is quite bad in this aspect.  Features wise, maybe something similar to HTC One front speakers and S4 camera functions. GFE & DATY for the accessory is an added bonus!

wat do suggest?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 14, 2013, 23:11
K900
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 23:14
Vivo XPlay  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on May 14, 2013, 23:15
Haha! With Francis as the ringleader!

ring leader usually gets the first serving rite?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kzone on May 14, 2013, 23:30
Vivo XPlay  ;D

wah, wud luv to Play but its Xpensive ah.. sgd600 before shipping n tax?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 14, 2013, 23:39
Buy there and bring it back lah!  $600 for a hi-end and top class smartphone is worth it! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 14, 2013, 23:50
u remember the brand?

Was at NEx , so go and play with the phone , they have few model  $175 without cam and $199 with cam , not bad.
http://www.phicomm.com/en/products_dt.ehtml?id=180&treeId=147
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 15, 2013, 02:36
Placed an order with antelife for the Zopo C2. ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 15, 2013, 06:44
Placed an order with antelife for the Zopo C2. ;D



Congrats they just stocked up and ready to shipped. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 15, 2013, 09:55
Placed an order with antelife for the Zopo C2. ;D


Great!  When it comes, let's meet for a shoot out! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 15, 2013, 10:47
Wah, seems like this toy is getting popular. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 15, 2013, 10:50
Another new kid on the block.....Wow, look at the specs!

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/14/320-5-inch-1080-snapdragon-600-phone-headed-for-china-next-month/
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 15, 2013, 22:02
Kenna poison by this thread... Just ordered a Vivo Xplay.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on May 15, 2013, 22:12
Kenna poison by this thread... Just ordered a Vivo Xplay.

How much is it and ordered from which site? 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 15, 2013, 22:27
Kenna poison by this thread... Just ordered a Vivo Xplay.

Excellent choice!  Wud have ordered if not for my Oppo 5! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 15, 2013, 22:34
I thought you off loaded your oppo 5? Even getting another one to play around still cheap and no issue for you. Right?  ;D

I asked my friend to get me zopo c2 too, hope he can get me both.  :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 15, 2013, 22:38
Oppo is my first love and wife ;D, how can I ditch her.  My iOcean X7 is held up at Shenzhen due to DHL insisted of getting the invoice from iOcean before sending it to me, so waiting for them to send to my friend.  Also on order is the Big Cola 2 and No 1 Mini Pad! :). Too many already :P

Oh, anyone visiting HKG or Shenzhen!  Can tompang the X7 back! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 15, 2013, 22:54
Hi

I ordered from here then send to forwarder.

http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85

Thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 01:20
How much is it and ordered from which site? 

Bro if u can loon wait for Neo 003. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 16, 2013, 05:06
Ordered the iocean x7 on antelife.

Thanks Francis and others for all their inputs in this thread.

Will update more when I receive it.


Cheers.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 10:51
It's a good start to get familiarized with the PRC Android phones.

Manufacturers will be pushing more high end phones into the market these coming months and eye control and hand gestures on these phones will be the norm going forward.

Once you play with a FHD 5" display, there is no turning back! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 16, 2013, 11:06
Am thinking that for all the Chinese brands - there might be only one vendor doing all the PCBA design & manufacturing.
Then this vendor only do limited customization for different Chinese brands.

If not, how can one time so many Chinese brands come up with almost similar spec phone ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 11:20
Read somewhere, at last count, there are around 70 phone manufacturers, mostly in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

I m sure some of the big ones are OEMs for many international brands.

They are very strong on the hardware front but need a lot of catching up on the sofeware and firmware front which they will need to in order to sell their products internationally.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 16, 2013, 12:33
It's a good start to get familiarized with the PRC Android phones.

Manufacturers will be pushing more high end phones into the market these coming months and eye control and hand gestures on these phones will be the norm going forward.

Once you play with a FHD 5" display, there is no turning back! ;D

Thats my intention exactly.  Buy a relatively mid-range one to familarize myself (using iphone4 now), before buying the hi end ones like Oppo F5 or Lenovo K900.


Cheers.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 14:25
Get the world thinnest phone for your wife or GF.  Guarantee u will get the biggest and the longest kiss from them! ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/16/huawei-p6-release-rumours/

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 17:08
Bros anyone tried using hp connect to TV to watch movies, got to get Micro USB to HDMI adapter. Any to recommend.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 17:17
Not too sure whether it will work if you don't have MHL in the phone.  U can try though and let us know the result! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 20:08
Neo 003 not upgrading to turbo chip  :(

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/16/neo-wont-be-upgrading-neo-n003-to-mt6589t/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on May 16, 2013, 22:10
I am interested in buying iocean X7. I would like to know if it the OS would be in Chinese. If so, possibility of changing to English OS.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on May 16, 2013, 22:21
Am waiting on this one ...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/6-3-inch-nubia-z7-rumoured-to-have-snapdragon-800-and-4gb-ram/

ZTE Nubia Z7 ... 2560 x 1440 resolution - 4000 mah - LTE - 16 mp rear facing - 4GB RAM - 8 core - 128GB storage - 6.3" screen which hopefully is borderless - shut up and take my money
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 22:26
I am interested in buying iocean X7. I would like to know if it the OS would be in Chinese. If so, possibility of changing to English OS.

Thanks in advance.

Oh, yes there are many languages that u can select to use and obviously English is in top of the list! ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 22:27
Am waiting on this one ...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/03/6-3-inch-nubia-z7-rumoured-to-have-snapdragon-800-and-4gb-ram/

ZTE Nubia Z7 ... 2560 x 1440 resolution - 4000 mah - LTE - 16 mp rear facing - 4GB RAM - 8 core - 128GB storage - 6.3" screen which hopefully is borderless - shut up and take my money

While waiting for that, you can also consider this....around $335 including shipment to your home!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/16/goopad-mini-7-on-sale/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 22:49
Goopad mini got 2 version, interesting.  ;D
The + version looks better tempting dah.
Also comes with 2x 4800Mah batts.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 16, 2013, 23:03
Get the Plus version due to support for 64 GB micro SD card.  Can put in 40 x 1080P movies (MP4) and this mini pad will take over your laptop and phone on your travels! ;D

Dual sim as well :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 23:18
Get the Plus version due to support for 64 GB micro SD card.  Can put in 40 x 1080P movies (MP4) and this mini pad will take over your laptop and phone on your travels! ;D

Dual sim as well :)

Yep bro I add to cart aldy. ha ha ha. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 16, 2013, 23:19
See , my N003 and K900 not even arrived ,is already outdate :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 16, 2013, 23:24
Where got outdated? I think the k900 still a strong specs to fight.
If you think its outdated, can lelong cheap cheap to me which I don't mind. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 23:27
The K900 is definitely not outdated.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on May 16, 2013, 23:40
wow removable batteries ... couple hours ago was changing out a battery for my kid's 3gs that went kaput
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 16, 2013, 23:51
Where got outdated? I think the k900 still a strong specs to fight.

From my contact in Lenovo , look like they will be here.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 16, 2013, 23:53

The K900 is definitely not outdated.  ;D

screen outrun by the nubia Z7 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 16, 2013, 23:57
From my contact in Lenovo , look like they will be here.

Shiok :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on May 17, 2013, 00:00
the nubia z7 is a different animal, think it'll cost > 1k
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on May 17, 2013, 06:47
Got my Iocean yesterday but has been very frustrating. The manual in Chinese and thing like getting the wallpaper to do what i want also cannot refer to manual. Like having a stupid analog clock  that I cannot get rid of from the wallpaper that is blocking half the screen. Does anyone know how to get rid of widgets that are on the screen?

Have to slowly slog it through by trial and error. Wished they have dual language manual
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 17, 2013, 07:15
They pre installed 4.2.1 or 4.1.2 ?
When I tried to play around with my neken n3 also the same.
I forgot how I remove my widget but after I installed a third party software Go or something. Everything gets easy.
Hope you'll figure that out soon, as I a new user to android as well.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 08:12
Got my Iocean yesterday but has been very frustrating. The manual in Chinese and thing like getting the wallpaper to do what i want also cannot refer to manual. Like having a stupid analog clock  that I cannot get rid of from the wallpaper that is blocking half the screen. Does anyone know how to get rid of widgets that are on the screen?

Have to slowly slog it through by trial and error. Wished they have dual language manual

Bro, bring it down to Adelphi tomorrow and we can compare notes!  Around 3 pm at the coffee shop basement.

Basically, there is not much difference between the IOS and Android!  The usual tap and hold on the icons and the use of function button at the bottom left hand side.  Play around with it! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on May 17, 2013, 08:14
Hi Alex

It is Android 4.2.1 Finally figured it out. Have to press wallpaper and the widget same time. A message comes up "to remove". You then have to release the hold on the wallpaper but keep the hold on the widget and then press the icon that says remove. So complicated!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on May 17, 2013, 08:15
Hi Francis

Sorry mate I live in Sydney. But will be in Singapore in July. Maybe then. Will contact you
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 17, 2013, 08:45
I have this analog clock on umi also  I just tap hold drag to "remove" it didnt appear again  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 17, 2013, 09:55
Finally managed to order a black UMI X2 MT6589Turbo Quad Core 1.5Ghz 2GB Ram 32GB ROM, now need wait it to be delivered to my PRC colleagues!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 10:10
Hi Francis

Sorry mate I live in Sydney. But will be in Singapore in July. Maybe then. Will contact you

Oh Yah, I forgot you have moved to down under! ::)

Like I said, once you get the hang of it, it's like IOS.  Tap and hold and function key are the 2 main action areas that will lead you to all the interfaces.  Cheers

BTW, have you put in a 720 or 1080P movie yet!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 10:30
screen outrun by the nubia Z7 ;D

Then get the 7" Goopad.  Tell you what, when my Goopad comes, I will exchange with your K900 and top up $200....deal? ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 10:32
Finally managed to order a black UMI X2 MT6589Turbo Quad Core 1.5Ghz 2GB Ram 32GB ROM, now need wait it to be delivered to my PRC colleagues!

Good start.  Let me know if you wanted movies in it!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 17, 2013, 11:22
Good start.  Let me know if you wanted movies in it!

Sure bro, will contact you once my phone arrive :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 11:23
For your wife, girlfriend, mistresses, etc etc....
8 megapixel cams front and back!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/16/meitukiss-dual-8-mega-pixel-cameras/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 17, 2013, 11:29
Finally managed to order a black UMI X2 MT6589Turbo Quad Core 1.5Ghz 2GB Ram 32GB ROM, now need wait it to be delivered to my PRC colleagues!

Wa song liao trubo version sure fast and furious. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 17, 2013, 11:37
Wa song liao trubo version sure fast and furious. :)

Finally!But still I think it would be a long wait for it to be delivered, I think they release 40,000 or 50,000 units up for grab these few days....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 17, 2013, 11:56
Finally managed to order a black UMI X2 MT6589Turbo Quad Core 1.5Ghz 2GB Ram 32GB ROM, now need wait it to be delivered to my PRC colleagues!

You get it from here also ??   http://www.chinapadmall.com/umi-x2-quad-core-smart-phone
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 17, 2013, 11:58
You get it from here also ??   http://www.chinapadmall.com/umi-x2-quad-core-smart-phone

Nope, I get from UMI directly, it is cheaper but gotta wait and i think they dont ship internationally.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 12:09
The problem with 'tikum', you are trying your luck!  but it's cheaper!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 17, 2013, 12:34
The problem with 'tikum', you are trying your luck!  but it's cheaper!

No more tikum, it is paid already, now UMI say first come first serve, it will keep sending phone based on the order date and time stamp.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 17, 2013, 13:10
Antelife on their website says 1000pc umi x2 be shipping out btwv25-27 may. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 14:03
A thousand units is just a small drop in the big ocean.  U will be lucky the 1st time! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 17, 2013, 14:46
Wondering when I can receive mine .....................
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 17, 2013, 18:05
I have paid and was also billed , but have also waited for more than a month and this is how they work , that is not a for sure you will get it and than if you want a refund , that is another big process , have fun ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 17, 2013, 18:11
Hi Alex

It is Android 4.2.1 Finally figured it out. Have to press wallpaper and the widget same time. A message comes up "to remove". You then have to release the hold on the wallpaper but keep the hold on the widget and then press the icon that says remove. So complicated!

why so complicated , on my X7 , tap and hold it than just dump it , that all.
battery , run out very fast , seems like slow down after this few days of use.
when bettery lower than 10% can get hang , if you just plug in the USB to charge without turn it off.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 17, 2013, 20:14
Yes, my neken n3 battery also the same. runs out fast but after using it for 2 weeks, the battery has now able to standby for 2 days on normal usage.
Heavy usage one day nia, but it won't hang on low batt just power off by itself. LOL

There's no issue with the phone is charge while in operations though.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 17, 2013, 20:31
My C2 shipped via DHL. Forgot to add in flip cover. Ordered it separately but with free postage - no way I'm going to pay additional US$10 for shipping.

Guess I'll use it naked for first few weeks.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 20:37
For first time user, use the phone until the battery is flat, then do a full recharge.

As usual, turn off wifi and 3g if not in use.  switch off gps and put brightness to auto.  tick all apps off searching when on standby and clear apps after use.  get third party battery saver apps from playstore.  this is battery management ;D


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 20:39
My C2 shipped via DHL. Forgot to add in flip cover. Ordered it separately but with free postage - no way I'm going to pay additional US$10 for shipping.

Guess I'll use it naked for first few weeks.



Give us a short take on the C2 if you can! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 17, 2013, 20:42
Give us a short take on the C2 if you can! :D

Sure. Just got tracking number this morning but DHL shows nothing yet.. Probably will take a week before I get it. :)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 21:01
Ordered this last night and got mail saying it has been shipped awhile ago....pretty quick.. :D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 17, 2013, 21:38
Ordered this last night and got mail saying it has been shipped awhile ago....pretty quick.. :D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg.html)


bro u tried orientdeal ah. I emailed them they say got ready stocks dah :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 22:04
Yes via PayPal.  Very convenient! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 17, 2013, 22:36
Ordered this last night and got mail saying it has been shipped awhile ago....pretty quick.. :D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg.html)

Is this goopad mini 7? Looks interesting.  I assume you bought it from antelife ? My bad. The previous reply said from orient deal.

This is a very poisonous thread. 

Cheers!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 17, 2013, 22:44
Actually from Orientdeal.  Total cost is US$257.13 (incl shipping).

It's a steal at this price.  Dual Sim plus support for 64 GB Micro SD!  Can load many 720P/1080P movies in and enjoy during transit! ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 17, 2013, 22:48
Actually from Orientdeal.  Total cost is US$257.13 (incl shipping).



Thanks Francis.  Currently waiting for my Iocean X7 and eager to try all this PRC products.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 10:09
Ordered this last night and got mail saying it has been shipped awhile ago....pretty quick.. :D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/goopad-mini-7_zps117b3fc5.jpg.html)


my litter girl going to receive  her in the next few min / hrs time :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 10:13
Wah, you order super express ah!! ???

If you happened to take the subway in Shenzhen, you will notice that 8 out 10 passengers will be playing with their iPhone4s or 5 BUT are these originals or clones...guess most of these are clones in view of the steep pricing of the originals in China! :P  Not saying that the people there cannot afford it but if you see many old amah playing around with them, they can't be original :P

http://www.goophone.com/index.php
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 10:26
Wah, you order super express ah!! ???

get it from the same seller of my X7 , seems he have a way to get thing done fast from HK.
he now try to get 2 dakele 2 for me and send with some other items I have order.
you holding yr dakele 2 ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 10:50
Yup, got a friend in Shenzhen who is ordering direct!  No problem, can wait! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 18, 2013, 10:55
So in you guys opinion which is the best 7" tablet from China. In order of requirements?

1) No lag.
2) Good display
3) Can be Rooted
4) Price

Or should stick to an Ipad mini?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 11:05
how to compare 50 over brand and more than 100 model .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 11:13
Speed and display resolution are the main say here.  The iPad Mini is good but outdated already in term of spec vs their PRC counterparts.  iPad Mini is already selling its top model (wifi+3G+64GB) at $868 unlocked.  The Goopad 7 with better specs and built in dual sim+MicroSD+removable/extra battery at est $400 speaks volume to its desirability... :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 11:18
I take the mini , just beco the microSD.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 18, 2013, 11:19
I don't mean to compare to ipad mini but I want something usable and stable. Like can display a powerslide pdf without crashing. Smooth scrolling. From Spec-wise all the china tablet seem to beat an iPad mini but from the perspective of usability is it ok?

Peng
You will take Ipad mini? or Goo Mini? :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 11:22
I already change all my iphone to PRC made , and have also received the mini 30mins ago , am type on it now.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 11:24
Very easy to find out, wait for mine to arrive and you can have a chance to play around with it when we meet!! ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 11:29
Very easy to find out, wait for mine to arrive and you can have a chance to play around with it when we meet!! ;D

you no wait for the 1080p version ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 11:50
Bro, there's no end to this chasing!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 12:01
Saliva coming out...http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/17/lenovo-k900-intel-smartphone-now-shipping-china/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 12:04
Yes K900 si bei chio ah!!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 12:09
Bro, there's no end to this chasing!


that is why I get the K900 , one for all not too big to hold and powerfull enough when on the move.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 12:15
that is why I get the K900 , one for all not too big to hold and powerfull enough when on the move.

Bro when your K900 arriving:) International version only during summer. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 12:21
Bro when your K900 arriving:) International version only during summer. :)

I can have/use lenovo product by not buying it :P ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 12:30
Now resellers selling around USD600+ dah.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 18, 2013, 13:42
I already change all my iphone to PRC made , and have also received the mini 30mins ago , am type on it now.

So Peng what is your verdict on the mini? Good?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 18, 2013, 13:49
Just receive this - seem like mine will only be send out on 25-May onward (but get the free gifts)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/UMIX2A_zps079629e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 18, 2013, 14:06
Ordered the iocean x7 on antelife.

Thanks Francis and others for all their inputs in this thread.

Will update more when I receive it.


Cheers.

Just received an email from antelife and they said UPS does not ship phones to Australia anymore so now changed my shipping to DHL.  Delayed afew days....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 14:38
So Peng what is your verdict on the mini? Good?

me? need time to get used to android , but this for my litter gf .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 17:11
Just received an email from antelife and they said UPS does not ship phones to Australia anymore so now changed my shipping to DHL.  Delayed afew days....

haha, now you can share tips with djs88 down under ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 17:27
Just receive this - seem like mine will only be send out on 25-May onward (but get the free gifts)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/UMIX2A_zps079629e9.jpg)

Song liao u probably hv your toy end of mth. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 18, 2013, 17:33
Yes K900 si bei chio ah!!! ;D

how is yr umi doing ? hot ? long usage slow down ? screen bright enough for outdoor ? casing ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: simic on May 18, 2013, 17:36
any tok kong non camera android phones to recommend to get from china?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 18, 2013, 20:09
There were some answers on this a couple of pages back! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 21:06
how is yr umi doing ? hot ? long usage slow down ? screen bright enough for outdoor ? casing ?

UMI X2 1GB ver ok not hot but it takes sometimes to charge thou. Screen brightness ok. Casing didn't come with it.
But batt power not great. I think the TURBU Version would be a better choice. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 18, 2013, 21:11
any tok kong non camera android phones to recommend to get from china?

As what I know Huawei Ascend P1 LTE non cam model is by far the most TOK KONG, I maybe wrong.
U can go HWZ read about it, many hooted this model and some swore that's its good. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 18, 2013, 22:59
I have a feeling turbo version consume more battery?
If current umi x2 already batt no good, t version might fare worse.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on May 19, 2013, 07:02
Just received an email from antelife and they said UPS does not ship phones to Australia anymore so now changed my shipping to DHL.  Delayed afew days....

I used the free post option which was Singpost. Took 10 days after they posted to get to Sydney via Singapore. But they delayed posting for 4 days as it was labour week. Battery runs out real fast. Last only 1 1/2 days even if on standby. Still navigating as I cannot read Chinese and manual is in Chinese. But so far so good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 09:12
Bro, delete all those seldom used Apps, u may not be aware, they are also running in the background.  Tap and hold the home button and u will see those apps which you have previously used appear, swipe them off as they are also running and draining the battery!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 16:34
Bro, delete all those seldom used Apps, u may not be aware, they are also running in the background.  Tap and hold the home button and u will see those apps which you have previously used appear, swipe them off as they are also running and draining the battery!

Francis using X7 now?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 17:32
I hope to receive the X7 next week Wed, no more delay please :P ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 18:04
I hope to receive the X7 next week Wed, no more delay please :P ;D

X7 looks nice...maybe i should read up more review. One thing i doesnt likes on my current phone is that it gets hot after 5 mins usage and battery can only last a day with only call usage of 20-30 mins for 1 day.

if X7 is ok, i shall get someone buy from taobao for me and bring over end of this month :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 18:49
What phone are you using!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 18:50
What phone are you using!

ha...using a jap phone, sharp zeta sh-09d.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 18:59
Bro, you also have to practice battery management just like i have highlighted a few messages previously!

Having said that, time to change to a removable battery type and nothing beats the PRC phones at the moment in term if specs and pricing.  Where can you find a $200 plus phone with FHD 5" display, dual SIM, 13 mpixel back, 5 mpixal front and support for 32GB SD card!! ::)

Sony Xperia Z and Samsung G4S cannot come close to my Oppo 5 in the display department.  HTC One is comparable but all these phones cost a bomb! :P

Don't have to hesitate, just get one those 5" FHD phones i have highlighted and live happily after ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 19, 2013, 19:13
I got question phone like Vivo xplay can work with spore 3G?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 19, 2013, 19:14
I used the free post option which was Singpost. Took 10 days after they posted to get to Sydney via Singapore. But they delayed posting for 4 days as it was labour week. Battery runs out real fast. Last only 1 1/2 days even if on standby. Still navigating as I cannot read Chinese and manual is in Chinese. But so far so good.

I cracked my iPhone4 screen last week so I paid for the expedited shipping...hopefully no more delays!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 19:29
Bro, you also have to practice battery management just like i have highlighted a few messages previously!

Having said that, time to change to a removable battery type and nothing beats the PRC phones at the moment in term if specs and pricing.  Where can you find a $200 plus phone with FHD 5" display, dual SIM, 13 mpixel back, 5 mpixal front and support for 32GB SD card!! ::)

Sony Xperia Z and Samsung G4S cannot come close to my Oppo 5 in the display department.  HTC One is comparable but all these phones cost a bomb! :P

Don't have to hesitate, just get one those 5" FHD phones i have highlighted and live happily after ;D


i like that "live happily after". :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 20:37
I got question phone like Vivo xplay can work with spore 3G?

Yes, it's WCDMA which Singapore 3G is also using.  My Oppo 5 is in 3G. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 19, 2013, 21:00
DHL tried to deliver the Zopo C2 phone to my home - but no one at home. I ordered on 15th May. Took only 4 days to arrive.

And I'm not even back in Singapore yet till end of the week.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 21:13
Alamak, what a waste Bro!  Suggest deliver to home first and let me shoot out with my Oppo 5! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 19, 2013, 21:21
DHL tried to deliver the Zopo C2 phone to my home - but no one at home. I ordered on 15th May. Took only 4 days to arrive.

And I'm not even back in Singapore yet till end of the week.



Antelife delivery singpost, 4 days chin kin lei :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 21:45
DHL tried to deliver the Zopo C2 phone to my home - but no one at home. I ordered on 15th May. Took only 4 days to arrive.

And I'm not even back in Singapore yet till end of the week.



wah..what website did you order that is so fast?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 22:12
Can also consider this.  OrientDeal accepts PayPal and ship oversea, shipping cost US $17 onwards..

http://www.orientdeal.com/bedove-hy5001-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4.2-8g-smartphone-with-5.0-inch-fhd-screen-3g-gps.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 19, 2013, 22:14
wah..what website did you order that is so fast?

Antelife.com with DHL as shipper.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 19, 2013, 22:23
Antelife.com with DHL as shipper.

Ah... same I used DHL also, si bei kin ah :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 19, 2013, 23:01
anyone knows chinapadmall price shown is SGD or USD?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 19, 2013, 23:15
USDLR!  If S$, I wud have ordered all the phones there! ;D. Having said that, the price is also very reasonable!  The X7 is at $219 which is a good price!

Shipping cost..
Express Delivery
 EMS/DHL/UPS(5~8Days) $15.37
Air Mail
 Free Shipping, No Tracking Number(15-45 days) $0.00
Reg Air Mail
 Standard, With Tracking Number(12-20 days) $2.10

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 20, 2013, 09:48
Can send to my home and I'll warm it up for you nicely. (http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/hilarious.gif)

DHL tried to deliver the Zopo C2 phone to my home - but no one at home. I ordered on 15th May. Took only 4 days to arrive.

And I'm not even back in Singapore yet till end of the week.


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 20, 2013, 13:08
USDLR!  If S$, I wud have ordered all the phones there! ;D. Having said that, the price is also very reasonable!  The X7 is at $219 which is a good price!

Shipping cost..
Express Delivery
 EMS/DHL/UPS(5~8Days) $15.37
Air Mail
 Free Shipping, No Tracking Number(15-45 days) $0.00
Reg Air Mail
 Standard, With Tracking Number(12-20 days) $2.10




Yep. nice price.  At moment i shall check with taobao owner to see whether can send to my vendor before this friday so that he can bring back to SG. :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 20, 2013, 14:08
My recommendation now wud be the Zopo C2 in terms of better specs and the incremental cost vs the x7 is only about US$30.  It has its UI in English under Aliyun (Android base) and all the Google Apps.  No more headache if you are not Chinese language incline.

http://www.chinapadmall.com/zopo-c2#.UZm8b0q1Xpc
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on May 20, 2013, 16:24
Thanks Francis for the hospitality yesterday afternoon.  And after poisoning me with his Oppo Find 5, I spend hours reading this thread starting from page 1…. Wow can’t imagine how China’s phone improves so much after my experience with China phone 4-5 years back…  Really impress of the quality...

My two years old Nexus is damn slow nowadays, it’s time to upgrade to something faster… and after reading 45 pages, I’m spoilt with choices….
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 20, 2013, 16:37
Thanks Francis for the hospitality yesterday afternoon.  And after poisoning me with his Oppo Find 5, I spend hours reading this thread starting from page 1…. Wow can’t imagine how China’s phone improves so much after my experience with China phone 4-5 years back…  Really impress of the quality...

My two years old Nexus is damn slow nowadays, it’s time to upgrade to something faster… and after reading 45 pages, I’m spoilt with choices….


:D poison thread
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 20, 2013, 17:09
haha, more choices coming....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/20/xiaomi-mi3-leaked-photos-complete-specification-and-release-date/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 20, 2013, 17:49
Quote
According to the source who snapped these spy photos, the Xiaomi Mi3 will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB RAM, it will come with 32GB ROM as standard, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front and 3600mAh battery! And yes that 5-inch display will be a full 1080 panel!

The Mi3 is expected to also have support for NFC, 5Ghz Wifi, updated Audio and be priced at the magical 1999 Yuan ($320) price point! So when should we expect to see the Xiaomi Mi3 launch? August 16th is the date apparently, so mark it on your calendar app!

 :o :o :o  almost the same spec & pricing point as my UMI X2 Advance !!!!!!  But with a bigger Battery & Chip (I think)  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 20, 2013, 18:16
Thanks Francis for the hospitality yesterday afternoon.  And after poisoning me with his Oppo Find 5, I spend hours reading this thread starting from page 1…. Wow can’t imagine how China’s phone improves so much after my experience with China phone 4-5 years back…  Really impress of the quality...

My two years old Nexus is damn slow nowadays, it’s time to upgrade to something faster… and after reading 45 pages, I’m spoilt with choices….


I regretted coming to this tread but its fun. :)
:o :o :o  almost the same spec & pricing point as my UMI X2 Advance !!!!!!  But with a bigger Battery & Chip (I think)  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Your UMI X2 is TURBU Ver it will last you a yr or so. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 20, 2013, 19:14
A year! ::) you must be kidding!  3 months down the road, it will be obsolete ;D.  At the rate the  manufacturers are out pushing their flagship after flagship, the cycle will continue unabated and like u said, it's gonna be fun.  My Oppo only lasted 2 months, already surpassed by XPlay and K900 :P :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 20, 2013, 20:34
Iocean X7 advanced version.  ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/20/iocean-x7-advanced-2gb-launch/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 20, 2013, 20:36
Iocean X7 advanced version.  ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/20/iocean-x7-advanced-2gb-launch/

wah zzzz...i just ordered a X7..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kMan on May 20, 2013, 20:40
Wah,...lots of poison.... ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 20, 2013, 20:43
wah zzzz...i just ordered a X7..

Francis says 3mths to obsolete, think its escalating now. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 20, 2013, 20:47
Francis says 3mths to obsolete, think its escalating now. :)

yah..guess so.  heng i asked people bring over so is cheaper abit.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on May 20, 2013, 22:24
Will definitely wait for the iOcean X7 advance version.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on May 20, 2013, 22:27
Is Umi X2 battery really that bad?  Else it will be a good phone to have....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 20, 2013, 23:18
Shudn't be as it is using 2500 mAh which my Oppo is also using.  My normal usages always lasted 2 days before i do a recharge.   :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 21, 2013, 00:26
Shudn't be as it is using 2500 mAh which my Oppo is also using.  My normal usages always lasted 2 days before i do a recharge.   :)

2 days is very good liao...mine with all the saving batt apps can only last 1 day even without any phone call.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 21, 2013, 00:49
My iphone cant even last 1 day now. Previous S3 cant last 1 day too.

How did u last 2 days :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 21, 2013, 05:14
for the X7 the screen drain off the battery  , when I stream thru wifi with a full charge can only last 1 hr and test the same with the S4 can handle the same load for 2+ hrs ,as the AMOLED take up much lesser energy.

You can enter into the debug/ factory setup by holding down VOL up + down + power at the same time when charging .
But handle with cares or ............................................. :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on May 21, 2013, 08:05
Aiyo, why the battery handling so bad eh? there must be some better power management it can use to make it better....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 21, 2013, 09:25
The X7 has a 2000 mAh battery and under normal usage, shud last only a day.  You need to get an extra battery on standby.

For users of smartphone, always do a full discharge follow by a full recharge.  Do this every 3 months and you battery will perform better and last longer.  Lithium battery sometimes need to a have viagra once in awhile. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 21, 2013, 09:35
I think for battery 2500mah would be more ideal, I cannot imagine if my wife neken n3 came with the 2000mah battery. It would have been flat before she reach home everyday.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 21, 2013, 09:38
The bigger the display, the higher the resolution, the bigger drain on the battery.  You need min 2500 mAh and above for a decent usage time.

For below 5" display and 720P only, a 2000 mAh would suffice.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 21, 2013, 10:00
Peng,

How is the K900 going? Im asking colleague to bring back one next week. Hopefully can get.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 21, 2013, 10:10
Wah! don't poison me lah! :-\
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 21, 2013, 10:23
 ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/v/6sUex5Z90qM&fs=1
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 21, 2013, 10:46
So tempting! ;D

For starters, another good option here...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/20/orientphone-s4-vs-umi-x2-youth/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 21, 2013, 10:55
Yet to try my new zopo c2, but I think the battery life will be not great. I'm used to my Note II which has a 3400mah battery which lasts the whole day and more without breaking a sweat.

Anyway will pay with my new toy once I get back...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 21, 2013, 10:56
Umi x2 advance version is on pre order too. That one looks great on specs.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 21, 2013, 13:52
UMI X2 screen cracked.

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/21/cracked-umi-x2-screen/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 21, 2013, 14:07
Wa lau a ...........

When I receive mine - maybe have to check if it is curve or flat glass ...............
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 21, 2013, 14:26
When you receive it, it will be okay but if you drop it, say goodbye ;D  Then you got a very good reason to upgrade to a K900 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 21, 2013, 14:31
Upgrade to one [Dragon Glass 1.0] rather than [Corning Gorilla Glass 2]  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 21, 2013, 14:34
Another Lenovo to consider, P780 packs a large capacity 4000mAh battery
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/20/4000mah-lenovo-p780-receives-network-license-measures-in-at-9-9mm/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 21, 2013, 18:07
Those looking for a 6incher here goes

http://www.orientdeal.com/orient-n6-6-inch-samsung-galaxy-note-3-mega-alternative-mtk6589-quad-core-android-4.2.1-6-inch-1280%2a800-hd-ips-screen-3g-gps-dual-sim-card.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 09:43
Tikum time....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/21/6000-jiayu-g4-youth-to-be-sold-in-china-today/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 22, 2013, 10:28
6000 pc give them 30 seconds it be sold out  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 19:25
Just received the Goopad Mini 7 after 5 days of waiting.  First reaction after unboxing, feels and look like a iPad Mini :)

Loaded in a 1080p movie 'The Amazing Spiderman' and as expected very good resolution but lose out to my Oppo 5 in terms of clarity and sharpness. 

Charging the batteries now and report later... :)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130522184340256_zpsa208aa3d.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/IMG20130522184340256_zpsa208aa3d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 22, 2013, 19:27
I was told K900 ordered. I should get it next week!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 19:37
Love to play around with it if u r around Adelphi next week with this top model! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 22, 2013, 20:17
Im worried om batt life though. Its a gamble.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 22, 2013, 21:09
Just received the Goopad Mini 7 after 5 days of waiting.  First reaction after unboxing, feels and look like a iPad Mini :)

Loaded in a 1080p movie 'The Amazing Spiderman' and as expected very good resolution but lose out to my Oppo 5 in terms of clarity and sharpness. 


So Goopad is higher resolution but because of the smaller Oppo form factor the pixel density is greater? And the contrast is also better on the Oppo?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 21:44
The Goopad is 7" 1280 x 800, more or less 720P resolution.  The Oppo is 5" 1920 x 1080, FHD.  More resolution in a smaller screen will definitely produce sharper and clearer pictures. :)

The Goopad screen is the typical LCD type and color tone not at natural as the Oppo which has a more plasma type of screen, very rich and color tone very natural.  I have yet come across any smartphone that can beat the display in PQ of the Oppo. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 22:24
Im worried om batt life though. Its a gamble.
2500 mAh shud be okay for a day and half given the size! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 22, 2013, 22:49
Francis u tried any games on goopad buay  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 22, 2013, 22:52
The Goopad is 7" 1280 x 800, more or less 720P resolution.  The Oppo is 5" 1920 x 1080, FHD.  More resolution in a smaller screen will definitely produce sharper and clearer pictures. :)

The Goopad screen is the typical LCD type and color tone not at natural as the Oppo which has a more plasma type of screen, very rich and color tone very natural.  I have yet come across any smartphone that can beat the display in PQ of the Oppo. ;D

Heh! more res in a smaller screen even- no contest :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 22, 2013, 22:59
Francis u tried any games on goopad buay  ;D

Not yet but both watching movies n surfing are very smooth so don't think any problem with games as well.

Doing a full charge of the battery now.  The next one tomorrow in the office!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 23, 2013, 21:17
An Andriod phone that comes with NFC, OTG and MHL

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/21/mogu-m5-has-nfc-otg-and-mhl/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 23, 2013, 22:44
Another site for PRC phones direct shipment to Singapore..
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart

I m now testing the 2nd battery for the Goopad 7.  The first one was a disaster, full charged but lasted only 20 minutes of just normal playing around.  Informed OrientDeal that if both batteries die on me fast, will return the whole package.  Having said that, the Goopad 7 is pretty nifty and overall very good as a phone as well as a tablet.  Damn the batteries! :P :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 24, 2013, 07:26
Managed to start playing with my new Zopo C2. Not bad, pretty nice looking except that it looks a bit too iPhone-ish.

(http://tehnoloid.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Zopo-C2-1.jpg)

Plugged in 2 SIMs (one micro SIM, the other normal size SIM). To switch carriers, you pull down the notification bar when in phone call or SMS mode.

Speed wise seems decent. Not as quick as my Note II, but very acceptable. All games ran nicely. I can get better scores with this phone in Hardest Games Ever 2 - Dog vs Bone than on my Note II. Think the sensor's less sensitive, maybe?

Surfing speed seems ok on WiFi and 3G (H+).

The back cover seems a bit flimsy and also not easy to close.

Rooted the Android OS. Quite easy to do that.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 12:16
What about the FHD display compared to your Note! :)

Also, how's the camera's PQ!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 15:06
Another new kid on the block.  Very good specs and hope very good pricing too!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/23/faea-f2-with-5-inch-fhd-display-and-nfc-will-be-released-june-15th/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: akdwivedi on May 24, 2013, 21:31
Another new kid on the block.  Very good specs and hope very good pricing too!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/23/faea-f2-with-5-inch-fhd-display-and-nfc-will-be-released-june-15th/

Interesting indeed. Do they support 4g let too. That will kill the market of Sammie and even Google nexus.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 24, 2013, 21:47
Antelife started selling K900.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 24, 2013, 22:32
What about the FHD display compared to your Note! :)

Also, how's the camera's PQ!

The C2 camera is 13mp at the back. 13mp is available in 4:3 mode. In 16:9 mode, it's 8mp.

I didn't get much chance to take some nice pics. Will try it once I get a chance.

Put in a video into my C2 and Note 2 and played them together for comparison.

If I watch the movies at a distance of about 15cm, the Note 2 can show a bit of jaggies. At the same distance, the full HD display of the C2 shows absolutely none. Smooth as silk. But at normal watching distance of about 30cm ( ~ 1 foot ), it's hard to tell any difference.

The colour from the C2 is more natural, but slightly washed out while the Note 2 is very vibrant and bright, but over saturated. My wife's first comment was "Why are you watching the movie on 2 phones at the same time?!"... Her 2nd comment was "You're crazy". Her 3rd comment was "The Samsung looks nicer".

So, technically the C2's full HD is better, but the Note II Super Amoled's colours are very bright and vibrant - which is attractive, but not as natural.

At S$320+ compared with the $800 Note II, the C2 is a good bargain and recommended.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 24, 2013, 22:33
Bro which rom u flashed for your C2.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 24, 2013, 22:37
Bro which rom u flashed for your C2.  ;D

It's running Android 4.2.1 Zopo ZP980 build number 20130521 v 3.1. I didn't download any other ROM, it's basically the one as shipped with some updates and rooting.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 22:40
The C2 camera is 13mp at the back. 13mp is available in 4:3 mode. In 16:9 mode, it's 8mp.

I didn't get much chance to take some nice pics. Will try it once I get a chance.

Put in a video into my C2 and Note 2 and played them together for comparison.

If I watch the movies at a distance of about 15cm, the Note 2 can show a bit of jaggies. At the same distance, the full HD display of the C2 shows absolutely none. Smooth as silk. But at normal watching distance of about 30cm ( ~ 1 foot ), it's hard to tell any difference.

The colour from the C2 is more natural, but slightly washed out while the Note 2 is very vibrant and bright, but over saturated. My wife's first comment was "Why are you watching the movie on 2 phones at the same time?!"... Her 2nd comment was "You're crazy". Her 3rd comment was "The Samsung looks nicer".

So, technically the C2's full HD is better, but the Note II Super Amoled's colours are very bright and vibrant - which is attractive, but not as natural.

At S$320+ compared with the $800 Note II, the C2 is a good bargain and recommended.


R u watching a 720P or a 1080P movie during the comparison!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 22:42
Interesting indeed. Do they support 4g let too. That will kill the market of Sammie and even Google nexus.

4G in China is kinda like non existent now.  Wait until the end of the year for 4G phones from PRC and by then, it will be choices and choices!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 22:49
The second battery is working fine.  Charged late morning at 93% and now at 41%, watching movies, surfing the net, receiving and sending emails and usual playing around with the Apps.

I m a little relief now and I have emailed OrientDeal to send a replacement battery. :)

Just loaded the 720P rip 3 Idiots and it looks sharp and clear but not as rich and color tone not as natural as my Oppo :

Also loaded the Battery Doctor App to prolong the battery life usage!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 24, 2013, 23:17
Francis batt is 4800mah
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 24, 2013, 23:25
Yes, but don't forget it's powering a 7" 1290 x 800 pixel screen, quite a lot of real estate! :D

Bought a Kingston 32GB class 10 micro SD card at SLS yesterday for $31, good for about 20 mixture of 720P/1080P movies! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 24, 2013, 23:54
R u watching a 720P or a 1080P movie during the comparison!

I tried both 720p and 1080p to compare. With 720p, the is no visible difference in terms of jaggies and sharpness at 30cm/1 foot viewing distance. With a 1080p, the C2 looked a little bit sharper and smoother. The colours of the Note II is still more vibrant and brighter in both videos.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 25, 2013, 06:18
Peng,

How is the K900 going? Im asking colleague to bring back one next week. Hopefully can get.

battery run out very fast and not changable , no sd card ,play for 2 days and returned  , as my need have to be 2gb/32gb + sd32gb + MHL .

I think for now dakele 2 is the best for me .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 25, 2013, 09:10
Somewhat expected for that 5.5" to run on 2500mha. Its a compromise in exchange for the sleekness. I was hoping intel n rom can optimise it to last longer. Will play with mine when i return to SG next tues and benchmark against my own usage pattern. A day is usually what i need to last. 

How long did yours last?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 09:51
Shud last for a day on normal use, maybe 10 hours on continuous intense use.  If u r a heavy gamer and surfer, better to get those with interchangeable battery.
 :'(















Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 25, 2013, 10:28
Yes, the k900 without changeable battery had keep me away from the phone.
I just upgraded my ainol 7" tablet to the latest 4.2.2 is and it seems very stable now. The battery life have improve quite a lot.
Hoping my neken have a better upgraded firmware and support google play by default.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 25, 2013, 10:35
Unedited (except for resizing):

C2
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/dbchoong/_c2_pic01s.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dbchoong/media/_c2_pic01s.jpg.html)


Note II
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/dbchoong/_Note2_01s.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dbchoong/media/_Note2_01s.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 11:05
The Note 2 picture looks sharper and shows better contrast.  The C2 looks smoother but less sharp and color tone lighter. :)


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 11:24
This is coming out next week.  Very good spec for a 4.5" and at a very very good price of 799 RMB ($160).  Looks nice and nifty too...

http://e.weibo.com/faea

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 25, 2013, 11:45
Yes, the k900 without changeable battery had keep me away from the phone.
I just upgraded my ainol 7" tablet to the latest 4.2.2 is and it seems very stable now. The battery life have improve quite a lot.
Hoping my neken have a better upgraded firmware and support google play by default.

Song bro :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 13:30
Another beautiful phone, especially the rear red one at at a very good price and specs, 1579 rmb for 16GB.....

5.7" 720P screen...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.w4-495487272.11.dhcYYO&id=18450018436
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 25, 2013, 13:33
Another beautiful phone, especially the rear red one at at a very good price and specs, 1579 rmb for 16GB.....

5.7" 720P screen...

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.w4-495487272.11.dhcYYO&id=18450018436

You @ Shenzhen ? collected yr cole2 ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 13:41
No, change of plan as office does not require my presence there for the time being!  Not sure of the date going now. ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 25, 2013, 13:47
Unedited (except for resizing):

C2
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/dbchoong/_c2_pic01s.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dbchoong/media/_c2_pic01s.jpg.html)



Looks like a low res image: sure its 13MP?! There's nothing in focus for the whole frame- almost like the plastic is still on the lens Lol! (jus kiddin'!)

Or maybe using some kind of filter/ image tweak?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 25, 2013, 13:56
No, change of plan as office does not require my presence there for the time being!  Not sure of the date going now. ::)

than no hope on getting the dakele 2 on 30may when it go on sales.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 14:14
My X7 is still there!  I am trying to ask my friend to send it to my HKG office and see any of my customers coming down or not.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 25, 2013, 14:41
Looks like a low res image: sure its 13MP?! There's nothing in focus for the whole frame- almost like the plastic is still on the lens Lol! (jus kiddin'!)

Or maybe using some kind of filter/ image tweak?

Haha! it's not 13mp, it's 8mp cause I set it to 16:9 mode. No sticker in front of lens too.

Another problem I just found.. the gps is bad. It took my note ii to lock in in like a few seconds while the c2 never managed to get enough locks to use it for navigation.

At the rate the Chinese are pumping out new models, I don't think they will have time to fix bugs in earlier models.

I'll relegate the c2 as my 2nd phone when I travel.

Pity as I was hoping it was good enough to replace the Note II. No regrets as the c2 is still great value and pretty good phone.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 25, 2013, 14:59
Just try out my ainol tablet output via hdmi to my Yamaha avr playing movie.
Output video and audio is ok, just that the orientation is totally wrong. LOL
The screen is up-side down, wonder if this is software issue or hardware ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 25, 2013, 16:24
the gps is bad. It took my note ii to lock in in like a few seconds while the c2 never managed to get enough locks to use it for navigation.

At the rate the Chinese are pumping out new models, I don't think they will have time to fix bugs in earlier models.

I'll relegate the c2 as my 2nd phone when I travel.

Pity as I was hoping it was good enough to replace the Note II. No regrets as the c2 is still great value and pretty good phone.



same go to my X7 , totally not able to lock on and update fast enough.
after compare S4 vs HTC one , I when for the HTC.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 25, 2013, 18:59
Question is whether you are using the Google Map and navigation or the Chinese counterpart apps! ::)

My Oppo is very very accurate in pinpointing the location and the turn by turn navigation is better than Gamin under Google map and navigation! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 26, 2013, 12:29
A very thin phone for your wife or girlfriend, can consider this...$400 for. 4.5" 720P display..
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/25/leaked-huawei-p6-renders-show-full-phone-in-various-colours/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 26, 2013, 13:04
This another exceptionally good value phone, specs better than X7 and very good pricing...
http://www.mlais.com/product-113.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 26, 2013, 13:23
This another exceptionally good value phone, specs better than X7 and very good pricing...
http://www.mlais.com/product-113.html


poison...:D

might get one for mom to play.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 26, 2013, 19:19
A 720P rip on my 7" Goopad Mini 7, picture is sharp and clean, color tone not as rich that I wud like to see but overall excellent PQ. ;D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130526184517902_zps4178c4ea.jpg)[/URL]


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: jimi on May 26, 2013, 20:19
Haha! it's not 13mp, it's 8mp cause I set it to 16:9 mode. No sticker in front of lens too.



If thats the best it can do then forget it as a camera! I swear my iphone2G was better!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 27, 2013, 10:24
Just received it from DHL !

They are quite thoughtful as a universal plug adaptor (i know its cheap) is included in the packing as I m in Syd.

Will update more later.
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd190/insanelin/56c83e41-f1be-4af2-be26-095541b88e62.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/insanelin/media/56c83e41-f1be-4af2-be26-095541b88e62.jpg.html)


Cheers.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 27, 2013, 10:44
WOW, great looking. Enjoy your new toy, wonder when I'll get my Zopo C2 from my friend.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 11:28
Just received it from DHL !

They are quite thoughtful as a universal plug adaptor (i know its cheap) is included in the packing as I m in Syd.

Will update more later.

Cheers.

Install the app's 'battery doctor' to help save some battery life.  Also better to get extra battery just in case!  Enjoy your toy!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 27, 2013, 11:34
Install the app's 'battery doctor' to help save some battery life.  Also better to get extra battery just in case!  Enjoy your toy!
WOW, great looking. Enjoy your new toy, wonder when I'll get my Zopo C2 from my friend.
WOW, great looking. Enjoy your new toy, wonder when I'll get my Zopo C2 from my friend.

Thanks guys! Will do Francis. The phone actually comes with 2 batteries so I didn't need to buy another one.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 11:52
Great.  Remember to do a full discharge first and then a full charge of the battery.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on May 27, 2013, 11:58
Great.  Remember to do a full discharge first and then a full charge of the battery.

Yes Sir.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 15:32
Another customer vying for the world's thinnest phone!
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/27/exclusive-umeox-x5-5-6mm-android-phone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 27, 2013, 16:39
Hi Francis, I had been following up on this thread for sometime. Currently I am in Changchun and decide to get the Oppo Find 5. Paid Rmb2700 includes free backup battery/charger and screen protector. The choice of phones available is bewildering and I would not have been able to decide if not for this thread. Thanks and I hope to meet up with you and the forum guys sometime. :)
Cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 16:58
Good choice!  Oppo has gone international now!  Stick with the Chinese rom as the International one is a little buggy but with Project Firefly coming out soon, this will change the UI and this new rom firmware is gonna be awesome. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 17:09
What do you know, Chinese phones are coming thick and fast.  1080P on a 6.5 incher, wait a little longer and it will come in the next couple of months... ::) 8)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/27/is-the-actwell-i6000-the-worlds-first-6-5-inch-1080-phablet/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 27, 2013, 17:18
Just playing with it. Not used to the English text input as it auto convert to Chinese. I will try to figure how to disable that function later. I do not read Chinese so probably will get help to understand the pre-stored user manual when I get back.  :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 17:43
In that case, flash the international rom which you can find in the Oppo forum site.  Best flash to firmware ...328 which is stable.  The current .....514 is a little buggy if you can bear with it.

If u need help, let me know!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 27, 2013, 19:24
Still waiting for my UMI X2 advance to be send out from China.
His last email to me "your will have your tracking nos ... soon".  :-\

Now their web site say X2 Advance =>
Quote
1.5 Inch IPS 1920*1080,441ppi,Gorilla glass2 capacitive touch screen
2.CPU:MT6589 Cortex-A7 Quad-Core 1.2GHz
3.GPU: PowerVR SGX544
4.Dual Camera Front 2.0MP,Rear 13.0MP F2.0
5.OS:Android 4.1
7.RAM 2GB / ROM 32GB
8.GPS/Bluetooth 4.0
9.2500mAh Battery
10.Support G-sensor,Light-sensor,Distance-sensor,Gyroscope
11.Dual SIM card dual standby

Some one complaint that it should be 1.5GHz i.s.o. 1.2
His replies as follows  ??? ??? ???  :-X  :( >:(
Quote
The 1.5GHZ maybe just a rumor as we never confirmed from the manufacture, but we will send our customer the 1.5GHZ advanced version if it is available on the market
Quote
the 1.2 Ghz version has no difference with the 1.5Ghz, they are the same hardware(even the processor) same software .The 1.5GHz is because the clockrate is modified on CPU and GPU, it is unreleased because it is unsteady, you can wait for the release of the 1.5 in June , but you have a better option here already..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 20:00
Guess u just have to wait and pray they send you the turbo version! :o

Here's another 1080P rip to Goopad Mini 7....... :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130527194843043_zpsfdd116f6.jpg)[/URL]
 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 20:15
Another 1080P rip....

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130527193426906_zps0b03bcc6.jpg)[/URL]


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 27, 2013, 20:18
A 720P rip...

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130527194511889_zpsf25b27ea.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gaolow on May 27, 2013, 23:15
is there any problem using the phone and install app from the google play?
which online shop to buy? Interested on zopo C2...
thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 27, 2013, 23:23
is there any problem using the phone and install app from the google play?
which online shop to buy? Interested on zopo C2...
thanks


No problems getting to Google Play store on my C2. I bought mine on Antelife.com. I used DHL and it got delivered in 4 days.

It's a pretty good phone for the price.

Pros: Slim, Full HD resolution, good size, decent speed.
Cons: Poor gps, average camera.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 28, 2013, 09:43
Well, I think not all of them having the Google Play store on it.
My Neken N3 doesn't comes with it and I can't seems to be able to install it too.

Other than that, all seems fine.

is there any problem using the phone and install app from the google play?
which online shop to buy? Interested on zopo C2...
thanks

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 28, 2013, 09:56
You can try out Google Glass here....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/27/how-to-install-google-glass-on-your-android-phone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 28, 2013, 11:03
No problems getting to Google Play store on my C2. I bought mine on Antelife.com. I used DHL and it got delivered in 4 days.

It's a pretty good phone for the price.

Pros: Slim, Full HD resolution, good size, decent speed.
Cons: Poor gps, average camera.



Hi, May I know when you put in two sim, if there is call or SMS to any one of the sim, will it automatic switch to one another? or you have to select the active one at any point of time?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 28, 2013, 11:29
In most cases, it's first come first serve, the other will be on standby!

When you need to send or call, you have to pull down the notification bar and select A or B sim card.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 28, 2013, 12:04
It's the same like those Nokia phone that have 2 SIM card.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 28, 2013, 13:49
In most cases, it's first come first serve, the other will be on standby!

When you need to send or call, you have to pull down the notification bar and select A or B sim card.

IF the one on standby, somebody call or sms to that number, what would happen?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 28, 2013, 13:54
You can put the first caller on hold and then attend to the second caller, same as what you can do currently with you phone!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 28, 2013, 18:28
World thinnest phone against the iPhone 5...

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/28/umeox-x5-5-6mm-side-by-side-with-iphone-5/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 28, 2013, 21:41
Any bros hooting Vivo Xplay.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gaolow on May 28, 2013, 21:47
thanks for the reply..How about the warranty or D.O.A...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 28, 2013, 22:12
Depends on where you buy the phone from, I believe anthelife should cover those d.o.a.
As for warranty, depends on how you look at it and how much. If your phone cost you 2-300 bucks and after using it for 6-9 months and went burst, you can try contacting the supplier for warranty but I think shipping would not be covered. Consider the shipping cost and the phone price, its up to you to decide if its worth for the repair.
The manufacturer would definitely take your phone for repair if its within their warranty period.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 28, 2013, 22:41
If you buy from international mall, they will repair or replace provided you ship it back to them.

Just like one of my Goopad batteries found defective and they will replace it with a new one without requiring the defective one to be sent back!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 29, 2013, 12:12
Hi

Just a note that I learn about shipping for RMA to China, never declare your item to be more than 1000 RMB or else the custom will hold it make receiver pay for customs fee. In short pay tax and a lot of trouble and delays. FYI.

Regards
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 29, 2013, 12:47
Those of you who prefer upsizing, this is the one to wait for....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/29/actwell-i6000-1080-phablet-firefly-v6/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 29, 2013, 14:01
Another FHD 5 incher for you....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/29/tianhe-h920-mt6589t/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: byang on May 29, 2013, 14:31
Hi, if u put in two 3G sim cards in the phone, are u able to choose which sim card data plan you want to use when browsing internet for example? Thanks!

No problems getting to Google Play store on my C2. I bought mine on Antelife.com. I used DHL and it got delivered in 4 days.

It's a pretty good phone for the price.

Pros: Slim, Full HD resolution, good size, decent speed.
Cons: Poor gps, average camera.


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on May 29, 2013, 15:26
Hi, if u put in two 3G sim cards in the phone, are u able to choose which sim card data plan you want to use when browsing internet for example? Thanks!


Yes, you can choose which SIM card to use for the data plan.

There's a SIM card management in the setup to allow you to do this.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 29, 2013, 15:27
The plan is tied to the phone number!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: byang on May 29, 2013, 16:13
Thanks, good to know that! Francis will know why this is impt to me!

Yes, you can choose which SIM card to use for the data plan.

There's a SIM card management in the setup to allow you to do this.


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: louco73 on May 29, 2013, 20:30
Francis, here is a detailed review of one of your little ladies.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6920/oppo-find-5-review
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 29, 2013, 21:20
Well, I guess the reviewer says it all as I have mentioned a couple of pages back that even with the latest firmware update, some of the interfaces are still a little buggy but I have learned to live with it as generally I am not a petty or picky person ;)

His review version is $500 which is a little more ex than what you can get in China now and I can echo his comments that it is still a very solid phone with an excellent display.  Hope the new rom design Project Firefly under beta testing will eventually bring this phone higher up the desired phone level :)

Can't wait to see what the PRC manufacturers would come up with going forward!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 30, 2013, 09:54
UMI user review, for those who can read chinese:

http://bbs.91umi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=226586&extra=page%3D3

my colleague said my order status now shown preparing for shipping, hopefully it is true. I also asked him to clarify is it the 1.2Ghz version or the turbo 1.5Ghz, the sales said local china order would be fulfill with turbo 1.5Ghz only international order due to low stock will use 1.2Ghz. If really that is the case then mine would be the turbo 1.5 Ghz version.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 10:50
Hope you get the Turbo version!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 30, 2013, 11:13
yeah.... would get some movies from you when i receive mine, we can compare UMI and Oppo see how far UMI is lacking behind....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 30, 2013, 11:22
After reading the review, drop from my want list. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 11:25
yeah.... would get some movies from you when i receive mine, we can compare UMI and Oppo see how far UMI is lacking behind....
No problem, just pass me a 32 GB micro sd card (class 10 better, last one cost me $31 under Kingston brand) and I can load in the movies for you. :)

My service is very cheap....a cup of coffee and kaya toast ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on May 30, 2013, 11:43
I may need those movies, this weekend ok ?

No problem, just pass me a 32 GB micro sd card (class 10 better, last one cost me $31 under Kingston brand) and I can load in the movies for you. :)

My service is very cheap....a cup of coffee and kaya toast ;D


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 11:56
No problem, Bros are welcome.  Buzz me when you come.  As usual, only after 1.30 pm during weekends....cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 30, 2013, 15:56
My vendor bought back my X7...Tonight can play play with it :)

(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq161/jonkoh1972/iocean_zps79f6264d.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/jonkoh1972/media/iocean_zps79f6264d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 16:26
Wah, a lot of accessories!  The keypad pen looks nice! :D

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 30, 2013, 16:38
After reading the review, drop from my want list. LOL

Which one are you holding now? Is it better?

I just play around this UMI X2, later if no good, I will pass to wifey to use. My final target is a phone around 5.5" 1080p quad core, good camera dual sim card. Then it would be able to replace my Note 2.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 30, 2013, 19:35
My service is very cheap....a cup of coffee and kaya toast ;D



Bro we whack Mutton soup turbo size. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on May 30, 2013, 20:18
Which one are you holding now? Is it better?

I just play around this UMI X2, later if no good, I will pass to wifey to use. My final target is a phone around 5.5" 1080p quad core, good camera dual sim card. Then it would be able to replace my Note 2.

Wa Piang ..... I'll waiting until neck long long for my UMI X2 Advance to come.

%$!@%*%#$ - till now still yet to send out.  Email went & no sound no picture come back.

Don't know got kenna snooke or not  :-[ :-X :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 30, 2013, 20:21
Wa Piang ..... I'll waiting until neck long long for my UMI X2 Advance to come.

%$!@%*%#$ - till now still yet to send out.  Email went & no sound no picture come back.

Don't know got kenna snooke or not  :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

U use paypal
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 20:24
They can't produce fast enough to meet demand.  Lots of complain oversea especially Indian customers, some waited for a month or so and still waiting! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 30, 2013, 20:26
Wah, a lot of accessories!  The keypad pen looks nice! :D

Enjoy.

Not bad at all.  Played candy crush for 20 mins and the phone is not feeling hot as compared to my sharp zeta that cost $xxxx
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 30, 2013, 20:27
Not bad at all.  Played candy crush for 20 mins and the phone is not feeling hot as compared to my sharp zeta that cost $xxxx

Congrats Bro :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 20:28
Day 1 with K900

Battery life is managable after some optimisation. Similar to my previous S3, it has enough juice to last me from morning till night when im home. 3G on entire day, web surfing in 2 hours train ride, facebook, whatsapp, couple of calls. I would say meet my expectations, although it wont be the longest lasting phone on the market for sure.

Speaker is surprisingly loud and clear. Better than S3 definitely.

Screen is simply gorgeous! 5.5" FHD IPS is no joke. I downloaded some 1080P fast n furious trailer. It looks so sharp with very good colour tone. By my (low) standard, it is really good.
Phone itself is too chio for comfort. I couldnt even bare to place it on the table when i had my lunch in kopitiam earlier! Ha! Still waiting for my transparant case to come tomorrow.

Phone itself is slightly longer than Note 2, but narrower and slimmer. It makes handling more comfortable on hand. I am still trying to get use to such a large phone though. I love the 'Intel inside' logo at the back panel. It makes me feel proud carrying the phone lol.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 20:34
Not bad at all.  Played candy crush for 20 mins and the phone is not feeling hot as compared to my sharp zeta that cost $xxxx

Must have these..
Battery Doctor
Zedge
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 30, 2013, 20:37
Must have these..
Battery Doctor
Zedge

Never tried Zedge before.  Will install later to try.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 30, 2013, 20:40
Of course, it would be unfair to announce a two year warranty for Europeans while providing only one year to the rest of the world, which is why everyone can now enjoy our two year warranty policy. The first year is a manufacturer’s warranty provided by OPPO, while we at OppoStyle.com take care of the second year. The specifics of the second year warranty, i.e. whether we provide a repair, exchange, or other solution; will be dependent on the situation and what stock/spare parts we have available at that time.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 20:41
Day 1 with K900

Battery life is managable after some optimisation. Similar to my previous S3, it has enough juice to last me from morning till night when im home. 3G on entire day, web surfing in 2 hours train ride, facebook, whatsapp, couple of calls. I would say meet my expectations, although it wont be the longest lasting phone on the market for sure.

Speaker is surprisingly loud and clear. Better than S3 definitely.

Screen is simply gorgeous! 5.5" FHD IPS is no joke. I downloaded some 1080P fast n furious trailer. It looks so sharp with very good colour tone. By my (low) standard, it is really good.
Phone itself is too chio for comfort. I couldnt even bare to place it on the table when i had my lunch in kopitiam earlier! Ha! Still waiting for my transparant case to come tomorrow.

Phone itself is slightly longer than Note 2, but narrower and slimmer. It makes handling more comfortable on hand. I am still trying to get use to such a large phone though. I love the 'Intel inside' logo at the back panel. It makes me feel proud carrying the phone lol.

Wah Bro, when can I play around with this hi-end phone!  ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 21:04
Im travelling quite a bit in May and June. So probably drop over Adelphi one of these days to catch you for kopi. You are there every weekend isnt it!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 21:05
Well, buzz me when u r going there!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 21:07
By the way, any nice app to recommend? I just found this app i thought i should share with all bros here with FHD screen :D
Allow you to download video from youtube for viewing offline. Some videos have option for 1080p resolution.

You cant find this in play store. It basically violates YouTube agreement. Need to download the apk file from website below and execute to install.

http://www.androidfreeware.net/download-youtube-tubemate.html

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 21:11
Repeating.. Battery Doctor and Zedge.

I have 4 movies in my Oppo, 2 x 1080p and 2 x 720p and they look simply stunning! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 21:16
Haha, got it got it ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on May 30, 2013, 21:18
Day 1 with K900

Battery life is managable after some optimisation. Similar to my previous S3, it has enough juice to last me from morning till night when im home. 3G on entire day, web surfing in 2 hours train ride, facebook, whatsapp, couple of calls. I would say meet my expectations, although it wont be the longest lasting phone on the market for sure.

Speaker is surprisingly loud and clear. Better than S3 definitely.

Screen is simply gorgeous! 5.5" FHD IPS is no joke. I downloaded some 1080P fast n furious trailer. It looks so sharp with very good colour tone. By my (low) standard, it is really good.
Phone itself is too chio for comfort. I couldnt even bare to place it on the table when i had my lunch in kopitiam earlier! Ha! Still waiting for my transparant case to come tomorrow.

Phone itself is slightly longer than Note 2, but narrower and slimmer. It makes handling more comfortable on hand. I am still trying to get use to such a large phone though. I love the 'Intel inside' logo at the back panel. It makes me feel proud carrying the phone lol.

Nice! Too bad it is not dual sim phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 30, 2013, 21:30
I went back to the mobile phone shopping centre in Changchun and found the K900 in stock in a couple of the shops there.  Decide to buy this phone as well since my wife is looking for something to replace her aging Samsung Galaxy Tab. 

I got to agree with Francis that all these new Chinese 3G phones are fantastic looking. I was told by the staff  that this phone is so new that the accessories for it still not available, so did not get the cover.

Remembering having read Peng's comments regarding lack of battery life, I bought a 3,000mAh power bank at the same time to supplement since I intent to learn how to rip and load movies to the phones.

By the way, I got around the auto convert to Chinese on the Oppo 5 by downloading Swiftkey. Bro Francis, I can come over with the phones to learn more from you when you are free. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 30, 2013, 21:36
K900 seems poisonous dah.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 30, 2013, 21:43
I think it is Francis enthusiasm that is infectious. By the way, I got the K900 for Rmb3150 with free screen protector.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 21:48
I think it is Francis enthusiasm that is infectious. By the way, I got the K900 for Rmb3150 with free screen protector.  ;D

You are welcome anytime!  Just buzz me and don't forget to bring the K900 along! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 21:53
Wonder who has the XPlay now!
http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85
Really looking forward to the SQ!



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 21:57
I went back to the mobile phone shopping centre in Changchun and found the K900 in stock in a couple of the shops there.  Decide to buy this phone as well since my wife is looking for something to replace her aging Samsung Galaxy Tab. 

I got to agree with Francis that all these new Chinese 3G phones are fantastic looking. I was told by the staff  that this phone is so new that the accessories for it still not available, so did not get the cover.

I got this bro. Transparant protection without losing the chioness of the phone :D

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.71.80kdAR&id=18370409169
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on May 30, 2013, 21:58
Wonder who has the XPlay now!
http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85
Really looking forward to the SQ!






Wah who's buying pls own up :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 22:14
I got this bro. Transparant protection without losing the chioness of the phone :D

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.71.80kdAR&id=18370409169

cheap.  get the transparent and the light green one! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 22:21

Wah who's buying pls own up :D

I think one Bro ordered but not sure whether he received or not.

This is has 2 x cirus logic 24/192 dac chip plus an TI opamp built in.  I am pretty sure that this will be the best SQ phone on the market.  Hook it up with a hi-end headphone, the sound will be......salivating already ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 30, 2013, 22:29
For Bros who have the Oppo, you can also get back and flip covers here.....

http://list.tmall.com/search_product.htm?q=oppo+find+5&type=p&style=&cat=all&xl=op_3&from=xl_1_suggest
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on May 31, 2013, 07:47

Wah who's buying pls own up :D

Originally order but later when the 32GB  version came out I took out the order and xplay refunded me the money quickly, good job xplay. Still thinking now if I should go ahead with 32GB as I wanted to check the review of the 16GB first.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: suntzu on May 31, 2013, 09:57
Good choice!  Oppo has gone international now!  Stick with the Chinese rom as the International one is a little buggy but with Project Firefly coming out soon, this will change the UI and this new rom firmware is gonna be awesome. :)

Hi Francis,

Thank you for your posts on the Oppo Find 5. I am a convert! My friend is buying one for me in China. Can I please check with you :

1. Can I use this phone in Singapore? Do u use 3G or 4G on this? Can I simply take my microsim card from my existing Apple 4G and stick into the Oppo Find 5?

2. How easy is it to flash this phone with the International Rom? I'm not very IT savvy

3. How's the battery life on this so far?

Hope to hear from you. Cheers!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on May 31, 2013, 10:34
How do you guys transfer contacts from iPhone to your android devices?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 31, 2013, 10:38
How do you guys transfer contacts from iPhone to your android devices?

I done that once for my wife iphone to note 2, got to do some sync with gmail. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 31, 2013, 10:39
Hi ST, welcome to the Oppo club :)

The Oppo accepts micro SIM only, so your iPhone 4's SIM will fit in nicely.

It's only 3G I m afraid, so if you are a streaming nut who requires 4G network, then you may be disappointed.

Flashing the international rom is very easy and you can do yourself.  The firware is available at the Oppo site which you can download and load it into your Oppo via a PC.

I normally do a full charge after 2 days as I m not a heavy user of streaming and radio listening (these 2 functions drain the battery fastest), occasional movie watching, listening to songs and the usual calls and SMS!

Let me know if you need further help....cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 31, 2013, 10:41
How do you guys transfer contacts from iPhone to your android devices?

Put all your contacts in Gmail which you can interchange from iPhone to Android or vice versa. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 31, 2013, 14:18
If you want OTG and MHL on your phone, this may be the one to buy, very good pricing too i might add.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/neo-n003-final-specification-and-pricing-announced/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on May 31, 2013, 15:38
If you want OTG and MHL on your phone, this may be the one to buy, very good pricing too i might add.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/neo-n003-final-specification-and-pricing-announced/

I also order his , but the delivery was delaid twice and not know whehter will I get my Xplay 32G deliver also ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 31, 2013, 18:23
I got this bro. Transparant protection without losing the chioness of the phone :D

http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.71.80kdAR&id=18370409169

Thanks bro...I will have to get a friend to buy it for me.  I am back now home, in fact I was about to buzz Francis to meet up tomorrow and then...I received a text msg reminding me of a wedding lunch buffet tomorrow afternoon.  Hopefully it can be over before 2.30 then I will go over to the Adelphi to look for help with the phones.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on May 31, 2013, 18:43
If you want OTG and MHL on your phone, this may be the one to buy, very good pricing too i might add.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/neo-n003-final-specification-and-pricing-announced/

Thanks ;)
Put all your contacts in Gmail which you can interchange from iPhone to Android or vice versa. :)

Thanks ;)
Put all your contacts in Gmail which you can interchange from iPhone to Android or vice versa. :)

Big thanks ;) I was still scratching over this.  Someone asked me to try "Bumping" it over.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 31, 2013, 21:20
Repeating.. Battery Doctor and Zedge.

I have 4 movies in my Oppo, 2 x 1080p and 2 x 720p and they look simply stunning! :)

First day using X7. 

At 8am Battery =100%
Phone call usage about 20 mins
Playing around with phone about 10 mins
watched movie trailers about 10 mins
At 9pm battery = 75%

Not yet install doctor battery yet.  Wanted to test how long can the battery last for me. :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 31, 2013, 22:12
First day using X7. 

At 8am Battery =100%
Phone call usage about 20 mins
Playing around with phone about 10 mins
watched movie trailers about 10 mins
At 9pm battery = 75%

Not yet install doctor battery yet.  Wanted to test how long can the battery last for me. :D

Your batt can tong better than my UMI. Yours is TURBU ver or the Youth ver.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 31, 2013, 22:35
Your batt can tong better than my UMI. Yours is TURBU ver or the Youth ver.  ;D

Youth ver.  Maybe it is first day of usage so the battery can last long.  Let's see what happen the next few days. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on May 31, 2013, 22:47
Youth ver.  Maybe it is first day of usage so the battery can last long.  Let's see what happen the next few days. :)

U hooted any xtra batt. Yours from Antelife :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 31, 2013, 22:51
It seems the X7 comes with 2 batteries!  Really worth the price! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on May 31, 2013, 23:00
Wow, another new kid on the block, beautiful figures and very slim too!  Choices, choices...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/6-98mm-green-orange-n1-launched-in-3-variants-including-1080-2gb-ram/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on May 31, 2013, 23:01
U hooted any xtra batt. Yours from Antelife :)


Mine is from taobao. I chat with afew taobao seller and view reviews on the seller. Then I asked my vendor buy for me and bring back to singapore.

Reaching to my vendor side just need 1 day so he/she can open up to check the phone physically. 1200 RMB cannot asked for too much ...:)

Wow, another new kid on the block, beautiful figures and very slim too!  Choices, choices...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/6-98mm-green-orange-n1-launched-in-3-variants-including-1080-2gb-ram/


wah looks so nice!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 01, 2013, 01:17
The Oppo Ulike 2S is a self portrait machine!

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/31/the-oppo-ulike-2s-is-a-self-portrait-machine/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 01, 2013, 14:44
Just came back from expo exhibition hall and saw zopo c2 for sale at s$345.
Many other brands also selling there, 5" fhd screen phone had hit our shores.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 01, 2013, 15:05
Just came back from expo exhibition hall and saw zopo c2 for sale at s$345.
Many other brands also selling there, 5" fhd screen phone had that our shores.

not bad mah...they give local warrenty?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 01, 2013, 15:55
Mutsfa also have a range and few seller in peoples park .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 01, 2013, 16:58
Anyone seen Vivo Xplay or Lenovo K900! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 01, 2013, 18:07
Saw one that is pretty close to the look of the k900 but I'm sure its not as its screen is not 5.5".

Yes, one year local warranty.
not bad mah...they give local warrenty?

I actually eying for a 5.5" but none of them is FHD except k900 which is too much for me.
After playing with the 5" screen, I find 5" is still small. lOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 01, 2013, 18:16
Saw one that is pretty close to the look of the k900 but I'm sure its not as its screen is not 5.5".

Yes, one year local warranty.
I actually eying for a 5.5" but none of them is FHD except k900 which is too much for me.
After playing with the 5" screen, I find 5" is still small. lOL

that model is 1499rmb in taobao.  for one year local warrant is not bad price.

wah 5 inch phone put pocket quite big liao. keke
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 01, 2013, 19:43
Think the price is reasonable factoring the warranty!  Wonder what brands are available locally!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 01, 2013, 20:00
Lets go expo shake a look.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 01, 2013, 20:08
Let us know what you have spied when you are there! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 01, 2013, 20:38
A pity as the Green Oranges are only single micro sim, built in ROM and battery, otherwise, these will be worthy of a purchase! :P

But if you are not a nit picker, guess this is considered a good phone.  Battery at 2500 mAh should last longer on a 720P screen. :)

http://www.51greenorange.com/c2bproddetail.aspx?id=1452
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 01, 2013, 21:29
I think ainol, zopo, view sonic, player(Taiwan) and some more not heard before. Flooded with android phones.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 02, 2013, 12:48
Just came back from the IT show, all Taiwan brand (THL, Ainol, Red Star, Android, CN) except for one single Zopo 980 at $345.  Screen is 5" FHD but color tone very artificial, typical of a LCD!.   Ask them about Xiao Mi, Xiao Chai, iOcean, UMI, etc, etc., they just blinked their eyes and don't know what I am talking about :P

Forget about finding PRC phones there! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 02, 2013, 14:29
Just came back from the IT show, all Taiwan brand (THL, Ainol, Red Star, Android, CN) except for one single Zopo 980 at $345.  Screen is 5" FHD but color tone very artificial, typical of a LCD!.   Ask them about Xiao Mi, Xiao Chai, iOcean, UMI, etc, etc., they just blinked their eyes and don't know what I am talking about :P

Forget about finding PRC phones there! :P

You can show them your phone :D

Battery still at 15% now since friday 8am.  waiting for it to totally 0% to do a recharge
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 02, 2013, 22:21
No point showing them my Oppo as they won't know it! :P

Good that your battery can last so long.  Once a full recharge is done, load in Battery Doctor to buy you more use time for the battery.

My X7 is stuck in Shenzhen, guess I will only collect it when I am from 2nd July.! :'( :'(

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 09:51
Talking about the X7, here comes the X7 Elite with faster quad chip, 2 gb rom and 13 mp rear cam....if less than $250, crab! ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/03/iocean-x7-elite-edition-mt6589t/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on June 04, 2013, 10:56
Sandisk having a sale on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=xs_gb_A20CFRD6CQIO9F?ie=UTF8&docId=1001225461&pf_rd_p=441937901&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QDDA5KP8FA9ZCHBE375
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 11:14
Actually, the Scandisk 32 gb C10 can be had for $29 at SLS, so not much of a difference in terms of pricing.  You also have a week warranty too if was a defective unit!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 12:00
hmm.. i am interested in the Vivo xplay, I assume it doesnt come with expandable memory right? Anyone ordered can share where u ordered from and how much it costs?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 12:13
hmm.. i am interested in the Vivo xplay, I assume it doesnt come with expandable memory right? Anyone ordered can share where u ordered from and how much it costs?

http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 04, 2013, 12:18
My colleague has received my UMI X2, next week they will pass back to me
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 12:40
Finally, you got to play around with a PRC phone! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 04, 2013, 15:55
My colleague has received my UMI X2, next week they will pass back to me

Chin song :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 16:35
If this is also $250, crab it.... ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/04/faea-f2-hands-on/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 16:48
http://shop.vivo.com.cn/goods.php?id=85

u think if buy directly from HK shops will be cheaper?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 17:05
Nope, the dealers in HKG will get a cut!  In any case, brands now iOcean, Vivo, Newman, Oppo and many others have no representation in HKG, all thru' resellers brought over from Shenzhen! 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: datamen on June 04, 2013, 17:18
Nope, the dealers in HKG will get a cut!  In any case, brands now iOcean, Vivo, Newman, Oppo and many others have no representation in HKG, all thru' resellers brought over from Shenzhen! 8)

Brother Francis,

May I know which reliable shop in ShenZhen that can get IOcean, Vivo, Newman, Oppo?

Thanks! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 04, 2013, 17:19
Talking about the X7, here comes the X7 Elite with faster quad chip, 2 gb rom and 13 mp rear cam....if less than $250, crab! ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/03/iocean-x7-elite-edition-mt6589t/

I want the screen like that used in the HTC and with the new spec and same old price. ;D

still no sign of your cole2 ? it should be selling here soon in SLT
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 17:32
Brother Francis,

May I know which reliable shop in ShenZhen that can get IOcean, Vivo, Newman, Oppo?

Thanks! :o

The cheapest is to order direct thru' friends, otherwise, it will be difficult to find them in the market as the batches the manufacturers produced are all taken up by pre-orders.  They are many telco shops in Hwa Qiang Bei Lo and if you are lucky, you may find these brands there.  Established brands like Lenovo, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Zopo, Huawei, Meizu, ZTE and Coolpad have their own retail shops there.  Happy hunting. ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 17:34
i was looking at Oppo and comparing the price difference when i order from taobao and oppo style.. price difference is quite significant and assuming that Oppo website is showing me USD.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 17:36
I want the screen like that used in the HTC and with the new spec and same old price. ;D

still no sign of your cole2 ? it should be selling here soon in SLT

No news.  Think I will cancel the order and go for the Vivo Xplay, the built-in 24/192 Cirrus chips and Texas Opamp DAC is very very tempting! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 04, 2013, 17:38
No news.  Think I will cancel the order and go for the Vivo Xplay, the built-in 24/192 Cirrus chips and Texas Opamp DAC is very very tempting! ;D

same here no news from Xplay 32g for me also.
but if you already hv the code can pass me also for the cole2 , as I still prefer the 720p screen and size and battery. last week friend let me play play at Expo and his is OEM for local market.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 17:39
u all ordered direct from Vivo @ ¥3698?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 17:41
u all ordered direct from Vivo @ ¥3698?

Order the standard one at 2998, no need the 3698!   :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 17:45
Order the standard one at 2998, no need the 3698!   :)

16gb enough ah? no expandable memory wor
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 04, 2013, 17:47
Order the standard one at 2998, no need the 3698!   :)

for that litter momey , 32g la
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 04, 2013, 17:53
for that litter momey , 32g la

yup.. based on google exchange rate is about $60 difference. But perhaps it is the 32gb that is causing the delay of your xplay?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 18:21
Yah ok, order the 32 GB and let us know whether it will top others on SQ!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on June 04, 2013, 20:05
My colleague has received my UMI X2, next week they will pass back to me

I'm still wanting for my UMI X2, not sure when I'll be getting them....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 04, 2013, 20:17
I'm still wanting for my UMI X2, not sure when I'll be getting them....

Where you ordered fr
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 20:18
My X7 wud be here on Thursday!  For 999 rmb, this is gonna be a real steal! :)

X7 owners, how are the batteries shaping up!! ::)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on June 04, 2013, 20:23
My X7 wud be here on Thursday!  For 999 rmb, this is gonna be a real steal! :)

X7 owners, how are the batteries shaping up!! ::)



exciting time ahead!

Batteries seemed to be ok as I am using Battery Doc as recommended.

I only use the X7 for whatsapp and surfing primarily and I don't think they consumed much battery anyways.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 04, 2013, 20:27
I'm still wanting for my UMI X2, not sure when I'll be getting them....

Mine they received a 1.5ghz turbo version. Can't wait to get it next week.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 04, 2013, 20:28
I like both vivo x play and Lenovo but both no dual sim, if not I don't mind to pay the price for them.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 20:33
Well, no harm owning another high-end phone to differentiate and stand out amongst the iPhone and Samsung users! ;D

BTW, i ordered this thru' my Japanese colleague from Yodobashi this Bose Bluetooth headphone to accompany my tablets and phones!
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/ae2w_headphones_bl_lg_zps52a4b2fd.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 21:43
Actually, this is a very good price for the premium version at 859 rmb... :)

http://shop.no-1phone.com/productshow.aspx?id=201
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 04, 2013, 22:10
exciting time ahead!

Batteries seemed to be ok as I am using Battery Doc as recommended.

I only use the X7 for whatsapp and surfing primarily and I don't think they consumed much battery anyways.

Same as me.  But dont be surprise that other andriod phones battery cant last long even with just watsapps and surfing as mine previous phone less than 12 hours will be 0% batt.

X7 at 38th hours since last charge still at 39% batt. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 04, 2013, 22:20
I'll probably be getting the x7 for my dad. Was looking at the zopo c2 initially but the camera quality like cmi. Moreover its also more ex than the x7
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 22:22
Glad to hear the batteries are good, so no need to buy the 3000 mAh now! :)

Now get some of these cute little stand for your phones....
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=18157762399&spm=a220o.1000855.w14892836-952435394.27.8Q5H1F
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 04, 2013, 22:26
I'll probably be getting the x7 for my dad. Was looking at the zopo c2 initially but the camera quality like cmi. Moreover its also more ex than the x7

Won't go wrong when so many of the Bros here have got it! :) 
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=18157762399&spm=a220o.1000855.w14892836-952435394.27.8Q5H1F

..or maybe wait for this, with OTG :o
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/06/03/faea-f2-5-inch-1080p-quad-core-android-phone-preview/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 04, 2013, 23:19
http://theaudiology.blogspot.sg/2013/06/review-of-iocean-x7-youth-edition.html?m=1

Found a 1 day old local review of the x7. Battery life is apparently quite good



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 00:12
anyone experience the mentioned touch screen sensitivity issue with the x7?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 05, 2013, 00:19
anyone experience the mentioned touch screen sensitivity issue with the x7?


which one? 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 07:56
iOcean X7
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 09:35
I will let you know when I try it out tomorrow, that is, if it's available ;D

For a $200 phone, the blogger is nit picking!   :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 10:17
I will let you know when I try it out tomorrow, that is, if it's available ;D

For a $200 phone, the blogger is nit picking!   :o

i almost ordered one last night, but after reading about the possibility of an elite version, I pulled back. Another one I am watch is the Narudo Landa X02P. Seems interesting.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 05, 2013, 10:23
I do hope the x7 elite screen goes a little bigger like 5.3".
If I keep telling my friend of different model every week that I asked him to get for me, he will get fed up. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 10:26
Well, you up size, here it a 6.45 incher with FHD for you... ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/04/carpad-t65-1080-phablet-launch/

Place your order here...

http://www.jinhaijiacheng.com/goods.php?id=68
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 10:27
i was tempted by only the battery life of the iOcean X7 haha.. my heart still prefers other CPUs like snapdragon :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 10:29
i almost ordered one last night, but after reading about the possibility of an elite version, I pulled back. Another one I am watch is the Narudo Landa X02P. Seems interesting.

Bro, it will never end.  New phones with better specs are coming in thick and fast practically every week! :o  You will always be playing the waiting game ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 05, 2013, 11:02
True,  new models are coming out practically every week and they don't always deliver on their scheduled deadline. Better to target a model and get it first. After a few months if something else interest u then sell it off and get a newer model still cheaper than being tied to local telco contract phone
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 05, 2013, 11:51
It really depends on what you want. If just itchy hand use as backup, buy a cheap one to play.
If you want to replace your day-to-day phone, still need one which is good enough with no lag, good sensitive screen etc. Even if price so cheap, but user experience no good, what's the use.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: geforce1999 on June 05, 2013, 12:04
Where you ordered fr

Taobao http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.37.KdE184&id=23389820049  It is 1.5G version and not 1.2G internation shipment version.  Hope it is good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 12:07
No phone is perfect!  I have played with IOS, Windows and now Android and each has it's fair share of hiccups!  To me, the most important requirement is a portable phone with a 5" FHD screen!  Good battery life that can last 2 days!  Good touch sensitive screen and user interface and lastly, must be good looking and stand out ;D  Hey, I m describing my Oppo 5! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 13:18
True that there is no perfect phone but I am looking at something with 2GB ram, 1080p screen, long battery life and 13MP camera. (Qualcomm CPU will be bonus :D:D)

Looking at AnTuTu benchmark result, the iOcean X7 is not scoring a lot higher than my Galaxy S2 that's why I am still holding my bullets for the upcoming batches of phones.  Narudo Landa X02p certainly seems attractive especially the 4k mAH battery.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on June 05, 2013, 13:27
Wa...this thread is hot stuff man! I was away for 1 week, and i have another 20 or  so pages to catch up on! Way to go!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 05, 2013, 13:36
Think the bottlenet with china phones now is still the cpu. All of them are using the mediatek chip which is not exactly a tier 1 processor despite being quad core. So regardless of whatever phones coming out now as long as they r using the mediatek chip performance would not differ too much. If only rockchip can come out with a version of their 3188 quad core for phones the performance would definitely be better
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on June 05, 2013, 13:57
Hi Francis, I had been following up on this thread for sometime. Currently I am in Changchun and decide to get the Oppo Find 5. Paid Rmb2700 includes free backup battery/charger and screen protector. The choice of phones available is bewildering and I would not have been able to decide if not for this thread. Thanks and I hope to meet up with you and the forum guys sometime. :)
Cheers

I paid 3000rmb just 2 months back....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 14:16
Bro, the new beta firmware is 130531.  Do a complete update.  So far, very stable and bug free...touch wood ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on June 05, 2013, 14:20
Thanks bro.

My usage is lower than yours...I can live with the current firmware unless a requirement to upgrade.

Would love to join your kopi sessions if i'm in town on a Sat...hehe
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 05, 2013, 15:18
Can x7 users comment if the phone's touch sensitivity is ok?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 05, 2013, 17:15
where is a good reliable place to buy the iocean x7 elite from?
Is rooting it an issue?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 17:20
Cheaper to buy direct but I am sure X7 owners here can advise you!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 17:27
where is a good reliable place to buy the iocean x7 elite from?
Is rooting it an issue?

Thanks!

elite out already ah?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 19:11
Akan Datang!  ;D

I agree that this Elite model is the phone worth waiting for! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 19:41
Akan Datang!  ;D

I agree that this Elite model is the phone worth waiting for! :)

they are late.. their website say will announce on 3rd of June!!
http://www.iocean.cc/news/201306/03-73.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 20:15
Be patient and you will be rewarded! :)

My Oppo was fully charged yesterday at 12 pm.  Now at 8 pm, it shows 53%.  Think it will go all the way to maybe 6 pm tomorrow! .......very good! ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 05, 2013, 20:26
I told my friend forget about getting me a 32G Zopo C2, will wait for iOcean X7 32G instead.  (http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/hilarious.gif)
He will be really piss..  :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on June 05, 2013, 20:31
Bro, the new beta firmware is 130531.  Do a complete update.  So far, very stable and bug free...touch wood ;D
Thanks bro...I will do that.  Hope to meet up with you for coffee when you are free.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 05, 2013, 20:37
I told my friend forget about getting me a 32G Zopo C2, will wait for iOcean X7 32G instead.  (http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/hilarious.gif)
He will be really piss..  :P

四大升级之CPU:X7精英版将采用主频1.5GHz的MT6589T四核CPU,同时GPU主频也升级到357MHz,这两部分的升级使得精英版的系统运行更加流畅,1080P高清体验更趋完美!

四大升级之OGS,X7精英版将采纳广大机油的建议,使用最新OGS全贴合屏幕工艺,机身厚度减少0.5mm,整机重量减轻6g,相信这一升级会使X7的握感体验更非凡!你期待吗?

not yet out bah...have to track at their weibo.  still left 1 ? that they havent announce
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 20:59
Why!  You want this Elite model as well! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 05, 2013, 21:01
Be patient and you will be rewarded! :)

My Oppo was fully charged yesterday at 12 pm.  Now at 8 pm, it shows 53%.  Think it will go all the way to maybe 6 pm tomorrow! .......very good! ;D



33hrs used 47%?? WOW
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 05, 2013, 21:06
This is for standard usage, not intensive though but I have to say it's impressive, better than my previous iPhone 5! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 05, 2013, 21:18
Really long lasting phone!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 05, 2013, 21:24
Why!  You want this Elite model as well! ::)

:D can pass my X7 to mom.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on June 05, 2013, 22:50
went SLT today saw some phones there some nicer than others but this brand 'Android' I think it's a 5.8" really stand out. Quad core'13 mpixel front Taiwan brand asking S$340 but only 3 G. Other phones from China I believe same case only 3G yes?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: allandman on June 06, 2013, 09:32
Hi,

  Where to get the latest rom for iocean x7?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 09:39
went SLT today saw some phones there some nicer than others but this brand 'Android' I think it's a 5.8" really stand out. Quad core'13 mpixel front Taiwan brand asking S$340 but only 3 G. Other phones from China I believe same case only 3G yes?

Why buy Samsung clone phones!! ???  Buy something that stands out! :)

Want 4G, wait another 3 months! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 09:41
Hi,

  Where to get the latest rom for iocean x7?  Thanks.

You got the X7 and you want to root it?

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: allandman on June 06, 2013, 09:47
You got the X7 and you want to root it?



It is still on the way, will the warranty be voided if I want to root and install rom?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 06, 2013, 09:54
Try shuame.com they may hv the Rom.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 10:14
It is still on the way, will the warranty be voided if I want to root and install rom?

Oh yes.  Suggest you try out the stock first as it many apps and a true Android based UI. :)

You can visit the site forum and see whether they is any third party rom for rooting it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 11:46
Here it is......
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg.html)
Stay tuned. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 11:55
Will fully discharge the battery and do a recharge to compare with my Oppo!

Played around with the camera, not sure whether this is the 13 or 8 mp (some have purportedly received their youth version with 13 mp).  Took a panorama short thru' my window on the 19th floor......Good but nothing to shout about
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130606_113804_zps0636bcbb.jpg)[/URL]

As for touch sensitivity, I wud put it below my Oppo, a 4 out of 5, which is fine by me. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 06, 2013, 12:09
Here it is......
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg.html)
Stay tuned. :)

have fun with your new toy. Keep us updated and compare with your Oppo on battery life :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 12:15
Apparently, the camera is a 12 mp if picture is taken on a 4 by 3 format and goes down to max 6 mp on a full screen!  Will do more comparison!

There is one thing that the X7 beats my Oppo hands down is the weight and thickness of the phone, it's light and slim despite its size! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 06, 2013, 12:22
Nice pics Francis!

which site would you recommend I get the Iocean x7 elite from? I am hopelessly monolingual and cannot understand chinese websites.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 12:32
Got mine thru' a friend who went direct!

X7 owners, pls advise where you got yours and the pricing so that other Bros can benefit on you experience!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on June 06, 2013, 12:41
Here it is......
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg) (http://s295.photobucket.com/user/franciswookimleong/media/IMG20130606104601775_zps5507d324.jpg.html)
Stay tuned. :)

How come yours cam with the blue phone protector. Mine did not have it. I got mine for US$219 after a $5 discount for first time register.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 12:48
Well, it was in the box!

How is your battery shaping up!  Is your rear camera size the same with mine?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on June 06, 2013, 12:50
Mine is 8 mega pixels. Battery still no good. I have deleted all the apps and still last at most 2 days on standby.

Can we replace the battery with a longer lasting one?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 13:03
Yes, think there is a 3000 mAh one but you will have to change the plastic backing as well as this is thicker!

Go to camera, press the left navigation icon at the bottom and you can a dialog box with settings, choose the camera icon and you can see the picture size!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on June 06, 2013, 13:08
Full picture is only 6mp and 4:3 is 12mp. Only 6. I thought it was 8 according to their specs. Very disappointing
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 06, 2013, 14:02
That's weird so far the few reviews I've seen for the x7 did not mentioned about the camera being wrongly reported.  I'm still undecided between the x7 and the jiayu g4. The latter is more expensive, thicker and have a lower resolution screen but seems to have better construction and a much larger battery.
Bro Francis possible to meet you and have a hands on on the x7? My office quite near yours apparently
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 14:09
Okay, which is the same as mine.  But frankly speaking, the shots at 12 mp...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130606_132014_zps3e8fe273.jpg)[/URL]

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130606_133741_zps9b74114e.jpg)[/URL]

....not bad at all... :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 14:11
That's weird so far the few reviews I've seen for the x7 did not mentioned about the camera being wrongly reported.  I'm still undecided between the x7 and the jiayu g4. The latter is more expensive, thicker and have a lower resolution screen but seems to have better construction and a much larger battery.
Bro Francis possible to meet you and have a hands on on the x7? My office quite near yours apparently

Sure!  lunch break at Bugis between 12 to 2 pm.  You pick the time...cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dsj88 on June 06, 2013, 14:12
Woo durians. Hope they are still there when I am in Singapore in July. Last time I went in Feb last year no durians left and missed out!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 14:14
Haha, I know that will keep you excited! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 06, 2013, 14:26
Okay, which is the same as mine.  But frankly speaking, the shots at 12 mp...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130606_132014_zps3e8fe273.jpg)[/URL]

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130606_133741_zps9b74114e.jpg)[/URL]

....not bad at all... :D

Liew Lian $2!!! opps..this suppose to be Hp thread :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 14:27
You want another sexy and slim phone, wait for this....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/05/black-huawei-ascend-p6-gets-an-unofficial-photo-shoot/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 14:32
This is an interesting read for potential buyers of PRC SP..... ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/06/purchasing-jiayu-g4-from-china/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 15:45
The X7 screen is also gorgeous!  Will load a 1080P movie when I m back home and do a comparison with my Oppo.  Will take a look at brightness, color tone and sharpness! :)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130606152713918_zps1eb44d4d.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 15:53
When I loaded the battery this morning around 10 am, it was showing 30%.  After playing intensively with it, downloading apps, redoing all the settings, taking photos, listening to a bit of radio, push up to max brightness and wifi, it is now showing 4%!....okay I guess!

My Oppo is now showing 36% (already coming to 50 hrs) and looks like going all the way to tomorrow morning.... 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 06, 2013, 23:29
What do you know, played a BRrip 1080P movie DREDD and they both look actually the same.  Color tone and sharpness.  The Oppo is slightly brighter when set at the highest point.  Both really gorgeous! ;D

Let's see how long the battery holds up! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 06, 2013, 23:44
hi, for x7, may i know it is using normal sim or micro sim which is same as s3 and iphone 4? any good web site to order ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 07, 2013, 00:48
Nice! When my x2 arrive maybe we can do a short comparison with your find 5 and x7.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 10:05
hi, for x7, may i know it is using normal sim or micro sim which is same as s3 and iphone 4? any good web site to order ?

You can try here....
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/iocean-x7-50-inch-fhd-1080p-screen-mtk6589-quad-core-android-42-wifi-3g-gps-smart-phone-p-470.html
iOcean X7 owners, pls advise your purchase!

The X7 has dual SIM, one standard and one micro.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 10:10
Nice! When my x2 arrive maybe we can do a short comparison with your find 5 and x7.

Let me know when it's here!

My X7 was fully charged at 9 pm last night, played around with movies and songs until 11.30 pm, switched off Wifi, now it is reading 80%!

My Oppo died off this morning at 7.30am.  A total of 67 hours life of normal usage with wifi and 3g switched off during the nights....excellent. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on June 07, 2013, 10:15
Let me know when it's here!

My X7 was fully charged at 9 pm last night, played around with movies and songs until 11.30 pm, switched off Wifi, now it is reading 80%!

My Oppo died off this morning at 7.30am.  A total of 67 hours life of normal usage with wifi and 3g switched during the nights....excellent. :)

bro, that's excellent. I shall resist all the poisons and wait 4 months later till they release 4G.
hee.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 10:16
Bros, don't wait!  Order your X7 Elite now.  The current youth version I am holding is a darn good one and now with OTG support and a 32 GB ROM, it's a steal and there will be rush for it.  Forget about the youth version now!! :P
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/06/iocean-x7-elite/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 07, 2013, 10:58
I don't have much faith that the elite edition will be out in the next 1 month looking at the way the China phone companies work they probably just release some press release to let u know they are doing something so that u either preorder and get lock in or get excited and postpone your order till they eventually get it out which could be like 2 months after the 1st announcement
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 07, 2013, 11:15
Bros, don't wait!  Order your X7 Elite now.  The current youth version I am holding is a darn good one and now with OTG support and a 32 GB ROM, it's a steal and there will be rush for it.  Forget about the youth version now!! :P
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/06/iocean-x7-elite/

四大升级之摄像头,X7精英版将配备1300万像素堆栈式相机,并配有5片镜片及滤光蓝玻璃,F2.2大光圈,支持HDR,更支持5cm的超低微距拍摄,如此强悍的摄像头,相信喜爱摄影的童鞋很激动吧

weibo havent annouced when starting to sell :) i will wait for it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 11:30
Got a feeling it will be out next week or so as they have already samples out for testing! :)

Hope they don't compromise on the thickness and weight!! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 11:42
bro, that's excellent. I shall resist all the poisons and wait 4 months later till they release 4G.
hee.

Maybe longer than that as China will definitely delay the implementation since their infrastructure is not ready and most will not afford it. :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 07, 2013, 11:51
四大升级之摄像头,X7精英版将配备1300万像素堆栈式相机,并配有5片镜片及滤光蓝玻璃,F2.2大光圈,支持HDR,更支持5cm的超低微距拍摄,如此强悍的摄像头,相信喜爱摄影的童鞋很激动吧

weibo havent annouced when starting to sell :) i will wait for it.

F2.2 aperture should be good for low light photography
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 12:10
Oh yes, for a phone, F2.2 is pretty good already, most come with F2.4 to 2.6! :)

Still on at 12.30 at Bugis!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 14:00
This is a short take on OTG if you are not advised!! :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/07/what-is-otg-usb-on-the-go/

Like NFC and MHL, these can be a deal breaker for one who likes gadgets! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kenshinz on June 07, 2013, 16:15
Thanks Francis for letting me test the iocean x7,  at that price it's really a vfm phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 07, 2013, 20:31
Fren got a Iocean X7 and I play awhile and IMHO its a very gd MIC hp. If can tahan the itch for awhile, wait for the Elite version.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 22:03
Next week, 3000 units all black X7 youth version for you to tikum....good luck ;D

http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=132737&extra=page%3D1&page=1
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 07, 2013, 22:44
Tried my Neken N3 shot using built in panaroma software.

(http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/Shinjuku_4.jpg)

Another shot tried from my Shin-Yokohama hotel..
(http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/Shin-Yokohama.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 07, 2013, 22:47
Beh Pai leh ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 07, 2013, 22:56
nice leh
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 07, 2013, 23:44
You can try here....
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/iocean-x7-50-inch-fhd-1080p-screen-mtk6589-quad-core-android-42-wifi-3g-gps-smart-phone-p-470.html
iOcean X7 owners, pls advise your purchase!

The X7 has dual SIM, one standard and one micro.

hi bro, your is the 1g 4 g rom version? does it come with Playstore installed? thks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 08, 2013, 01:08
Next week, 3000 units all black X7 youth version for you to tikum....good luck ;D

http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=132737&extra=page%3D1&page=1

Next week Dragon boat festival in China , will be delay for few days , hope they will replace mine with the Elite version.
Anyone ?  HTC one with 2/64G for $280 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 08, 2013, 06:58
Meizu hints at Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa for Meizu MX3

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/06/meizu-hints-at-samsung-exynos-5410-octa-for-meizu-mx3/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 08:46
hi bro, your is the 1g 4 g rom version? does it come with Playstore installed? thks

Yes, youth version with all the google start up apps installed! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 08:48
Next week Dragon boat festival in China , will be delay for few days , hope they will replace mine with the Elite version.
Anyone ?  HTC one with 2/64G for $280 ;D

The old or the new HTC One! :). If the new one, it is a very good deal :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: lcm on June 08, 2013, 11:04
PRC smartphones are definitely muscling into the global scene.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/business/global/in-china-an-empire-built-by-aping-apple.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Article appears on this morning's Straits Times too  :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 08, 2013, 11:24
The old or the new HTC One! :). If the new one, it is a very good deal :D

if is the new current model of HTC one with snapdragon, then consider it sold. I go collect later hahaha
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 08, 2013, 12:59
The old or the new HTC One! :). If the new one, it is a very good deal :D

di si 1
http://www.htc.com/sea/smartphones/htc-one/#specs

I can use it as a remote control also  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 08, 2013, 13:26
di si 1
http://www.htc.com/sea/smartphones/htc-one/#specs

I can use it as a remote control also  ;D

u selling? if u selling i want leh
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 08, 2013, 13:38
u selling? if u selling i want leh

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=131996.msg897473#msg897473
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 08, 2013, 13:50
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=131996.msg897473#msg897473

dun understand hahahah.. weekend braindead
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 15:09
Some of you are complaining that the GPS is not accurate but when I turned on Google Maps, it showed my home location straight away!  Both the X7 and Oppo exhibit similar precision! ::)

Makes me wonder whether u guys are using Google or their stock Maps! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 21:40
wow, don't believe I completely miss this thread till now.

was researching for the pass few weeks for mic phones/tablets and always looking at the other forum.

but this is where the gems are  ;D

just glad i saw this .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on June 08, 2013, 22:07
Some of you are complaining that the GPS is not accurate but when I turned on Google Maps, it showed my home location straight away!  Both the X7 and Oppo exhibit similar precision! ::)

Makes me wonder whether u guys are using Google or their stock Maps! :P

bro, when you hit the google map, were you on 3G or WiFi? with this it actually pin point straight away. you should turn it off and see whether X7 locks it immediately?.. it might work for X7 given their reputation.

it doesn't work for my prc phone unless i use with the help of 3G and WiFi.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 22:15
currently, the most powerful soc around for tablets are the rockchip rk3188.

these are based on ARM's Cortex A9 design and features a quad core cpu.

interested on getting something light and screen size about 8 to 9 inch.

narrowed down my search to either yuandao or ifive tablets. all running android 4.1

http://www.yuandaocn.com/product_details.aspx?id=57 (http://www.yuandaocn.com/product_details.aspx?id=57)

http://www.ifive.com.cn/product/pc/3-1-9.html (http://www.ifive.com.cn/product/pc/3-1-9.html)

leaning towards yuandao as it's lighter but ifive has superior display.

still deciding...............

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 22:36
Best place to get Xplay is Jing Dong.

It comes with 2 freebies which is pretty useful:

1. Original Vivo leather case (think it cost $40 if you buy it separately)
2. TP link 3G wireless router (this cost $20)

Most importantly, skip the 16GB. Buy the 32GB one.

Anyone got their hands on the Xplay yet???
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 22:50
bro, when you hit the google map, were you on 3G or WiFi? with this it actually pin point straight away. you should turn it off and see whether X7 locks it immediately?.. it might work for X7 given their reputation.

it doesn't work for my prc phone unless i use with the help of 3G and WiFi.

Firstly, without 3G network or Wifi, you cannot load the maps in Google!  If there is no map, you can't find the locations that you want unless you buy 3rd party Maps as an app to load it into your phone!!

If you are lucky some of the phones has GPS assist function to help in the location but it will be a long wait before they can finally track your position! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 22:54
Best place to get Xplay is Jing Dong.

It comes with 2 freebies which is pretty useful:

1. Original Vivo leather case (think it cost $40 if you buy it separately)
2. TP link 3G wireless router (this cost $20)

Most importantly, skip the 16GB. Buy the 32GB one.

Anyone got their hands on the Xplay yet???

Welcome to the site ;D

I have asked my friend to order one for me and hopefully I will lay my hands on it when I visit Shenzhen early July!

Wifey is making a lot of noise now hahaha, got Oppo, got X7, got Goopad Mini 7 and now going for the Xplay, starting a hp shop ah! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 08, 2013, 22:56
That's the GPS function about. If we still need 3G or wifi ten it's not using GPS at all.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 22:58
Welcome to the site ;D

I have asked my friend to order one for me and hopefully I will lay my hands on it when I visit Shenzhen early July!

Wifey is making a lot of noise now hahaha, got Oppo, got X7, got Goopad Mini 7 and now going for the Xplay, starting a hp shop ah! :P

heehee, i can assure you. you are not alone :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 23:17
That's the GPS function about. If we still need 3G or wifi ten it's not using GPS at all.

Like I said, only solution is to buy third party maps' apps and load it in first and GPS assist will do the rest although it won't be that seemless but it will work. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 23:20
heehee, i can assure you. you are not alone :)

Don't even have to decide, the FHD screen is your decision already.  Pricing not much of a difference, although the weight of the ifive x2 is heavier, it more than make up for the screen resolution and over-all size!  Buy ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 23:20
wanna see xmm intro xplay   :P

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTY4MzAyMzg4.html (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTY4MzAyMzg4.html)

bro francis, it even had a brief mention of your wifey (oppo). haha  ;D

the video did mention that there's some lag when playing huge mkv  >:(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 23:24
Strange, the rock chip is supposedly the fastest now on tablets, rendering shud not be a problem!  Where is the link to the video problem!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 23:27
towards the end of the video.

video is for xplay, not tablet.

Strange, the rock chip is supposedly the fastest now on tablets, rendering shud not be a problem!  Where is the link to the video problem!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 08, 2013, 23:33
Welcome to the site ;D

I have asked my friend to order one for me and hopefully I will lay my hands on it when I visit Shenzhen early July!

Wifey is making a lot of noise now hahaha, got Oppo, got X7, got Goopad Mini 7 and now going for the Xplay, starting a hp shop ah! :P

give her your hp to play. install fun run. :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 23:48
towards the end of the video.

video is for xplay, not tablet.


oh, I have not seen the youku yet!  In any case, my movies are mostly in MP4! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 08, 2013, 23:49
give her your hp to play. install fun run. :D

She doesn't play games and she seems to like the iPhone 5 better because of its weight and the size seems to fit her palm better than the rest! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 08, 2013, 23:54
can anyone list down some mic phones that are at least 5" or larger with FHD display?

must be available now :)

off my mind:

oppo5
xplay
k900
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 11:45
Bro, practically all the Chinese brands have FHD 5" as flagship under their banners! ;D

Go to Gizchina under 'Compare Phones' and you will see all the listed brands.  You can choose to compare the specs by selecting the phones u r interested in!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 18:43
Here's the top 15 FHD smart phones in China :D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/02/25/top-15-1080hd-android-phones-from-china/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 09, 2013, 21:28
is there a way to copy files larger than 4gb to android phones/tablets?

please advice.

i'm using iMac.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 21:44
Okay, here's my overall take on the iOcean X7 after a couple days on my hand vs the Oppo F5.       Benchmark at 5 being the highest rating..

                                Oppo F5     IOcean X7
Handling.                       4                  5
Weight.                         4.                 5
Touch sensitivity.           5.                 4
Scrolling fluidity             5.                 4
User Interface.               5.                  4
Response time.              5.                 4
Battery Life.                   5.                 5
Chioa factor.                  5.                 4
Other added functions.   3.5.               5. (Dual Sim, Micro SD and Removable battery)
Price.                            3.5.               5
VFM                              4.                  5

TTL score.                    48.5.             50

Well, as you can see, I like the X7 very much.  It's a steal at 999 RMB ;D


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 21:50
is there a way to copy files larger than 4gb to android phones/tablets?

please advice.

i'm using iMac.

Not that I know of!  Android reads only Fat32 files so anything 4 gb or more will not work.  But, why do you need such a big file in phone!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 09, 2013, 22:17
i have quite a number of "better" quality mkv movies all larger than 4gb  :-\

looks like the only way is to truncate them into smaller files before copying them into device.

but what a waste of time/effort.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 22:24
Bro, on a small screen, your bigger gb MKV files would not make a difference on the tablet much less on a 5" phone!! ::)

Believe me, my 1080P MP4 or MKV files are all less than 3 gb and that's for 2.5 hours and longer movies, the rest being average 1.5 gb, are crystal clear and sharp! :D  Having said that, my 720P averaging 800 mb are just as good too!! :)


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 09, 2013, 22:27
interesting review.

k900 vs xplay
http://www.chinapader.com/tuijian/toutiao/113754.html (http://www.chinapader.com/tuijian/toutiao/113754.html)

xplay vs SGS4
http://www.chinapader.com/tuijian/toutiao/113774.html (http://www.chinapader.com/tuijian/toutiao/113774.html)

weakest link for xplay is it's camera. i've read many reviews and all say camera is only average.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 09, 2013, 22:28
Bro, on a small screen, your bigger gb MKV files would not make a difference on the tablet much less on a 5" phone!! ::)

Believe me, my 1080P MP4 or MKV files are all less than 3 gb and that's for 2.5 hours and longer movies, the rest being average 1.5 gb, are crystal clear and sharp! :D  Having said that, my 720P averaging 800 mb are just as good too!! :)

thks for the advice bro :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 09, 2013, 22:40
The reason I opt for the XPlay is the Cirrus Logic 24/192 chips and TI Opamp which can give external portable DAC a run for the money!  I hope! ;D

If it was not because of the above, I would have gotten the K900 which to my eyes, is the best looking smart phone!
Ralfale...bro you got yourself a scene stealer! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 10, 2013, 10:36
Francis,
May I ask where you got your iocean x7 for 999rmb?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 10:37
For those having problem installing Google Play Store in your phone, maybe this will help..
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/09/install-google-play-store-xiaomi-mi2a-google-installer-app/
Good luck :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 10:42
Francis,
May I ask where you got your iocean x7 for 999rmb?

iOcean web site.....http://www.iocean.cc/X7.html

The Elite model has been posted, start your order now at 1499 RMB.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 10, 2013, 11:05
iOcean web site.....http://www.iocean.cc/X7.html

The Elite model has been posted, start your order now at 1499 RMB.

Good luck :)
Thanks Francis, but I dont see where to order the elite model? Is it available for sale already?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 11:07
Here...http://www.iocean.cc/X7Elite.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on June 10, 2013, 12:16
I just learned from my Chinese friend that the latest version of the Oppo comes with the 1.7Ghz processor.  Price for this version went back to Rmb2999.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 12:34
Yes, a little quicker but not worth the value now.  There are many to choose from and cheaper too! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 10, 2013, 13:36
Here...http://www.iocean.cc/X7Elite.html

they dun deliver to singapore right?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 14:29
Afraid no, you have to get your friends to order anywhere in China.

Those from the phone malls will be a little more expensive plus shipping cost as well.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 10, 2013, 14:42
You want something smaller....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/10/sege-xyz-x1-quad-core-unboxing-video/
http://www.menpoo.com/sege-xyz-x1-menpoo-customization-quad-core-android-4-2-smartphone-4-5-inch-1280-x-720px-hd-screen-dual-sim-card-five-colors.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on June 10, 2013, 21:54
Yes, a little quicker but not worth the value now.  There are many to choose from and cheaper too! ::)
Absolutely right:) They have malls dedicated to mobile phones only.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 11, 2013, 10:28
Here...http://www.iocean.cc/X7Elite.html

now can order liao?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 11, 2013, 10:31
You can but I am sure there are limited sets available!  Again, this will be like tikum and try your luck.  Looks slightly different from the side, nicer looking though! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Avonez on June 11, 2013, 11:05
Any recommended shops to buy these latest phones and tablets in Guangzhou?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 11, 2013, 11:25
Have not bought any phones there but you can try your luck here....
http://www.excelguangzhou.com/digital-and-mobile.html
Guangzhou is the home of Oppo so there will be many Oppo shops around. :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 11, 2013, 14:08
quite keen on the iocean x7 elite. Anyone here can order or buy one back on my behalf?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 11, 2013, 14:16
Bro, this is a hot property!  doubt anyone can get even 1 unit! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 11, 2013, 17:27
Hi everyone, I will be going to Shanghai in end June. I am considering getting a China phone. Anyone is using iocean x7? Care to share? Thanks.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 11, 2013, 17:41
Hi everyone, I will be going to Shanghai in end June. I am considering getting a China phone. Anyone is using iocean x7? Care to share? Thanks.

umm..see page 68?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 11, 2013, 19:09
Just tested the X7's bluetooth function with my VW car and it went like clockwork.  Quick pairing, voice call and songs are clear and loud! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 11, 2013, 22:34
elite is a nice phone. hope can buy over at taobao.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 12, 2013, 07:50
Hi how are x7 wifi connection? will it drop anytime? auto connect easy or need to search everything for wifi id every time to log on?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 09:32
Wifi connection is faster than my previous wife iPhone 5! ;D  Only need to sign on once!

Now it has become my first wife, the Oppo is relegated to second and of course my previous first was sent to the cold chamber! ;D

Don't hesitate, this is vfm phone even though you don't get it at a cheaper price from iOcean.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 12, 2013, 13:35
Wifi connection is faster than my previous wife iPhone 5! ;D  Only need to sign on once!

Now it has become my first wife, the Oppo is relegated to second and of course my previous first was sent to the cold chamber! ;D

Don't hesitate, this is vfm phone even though you don't get it at a cheaper price from iOcean.

as a start for a CHINA phone user, i think i start with the youth version first. or it worth to go for the upgrade version? from antelife, different is almost sing $130.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 13:54
Yes, if you buy thru' phone malls.

If first time user of Android, then get the youth version, if not, get the Elite which u will not have to upgrade again! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 12, 2013, 14:28
as a start for a CHINA phone user, i think i start with the youth version first. or it worth to go for the upgrade version? from antelife, different is almost sing $130.

The wifi is very good , my can even connect from 3rd level away from the router , get the 2gb/32g  version if you are buying one in the next 2 week. or I can sell you mine 1 month old not use for $250. ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: datamen on June 12, 2013, 15:07
Hi brother Francis, is zopo z950h can be unlock & use in Singapore china Ryan $1499.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 16:08
All PRC phones are unlocked in the first place and can be used anywhere in the world!!

Personally, I prefer the iOcean Elite rather than the Zopo 950, 980 and C2. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 12, 2013, 16:17
Anyone pre-order and later cancel and refund from Taobao ?
I did few order and cancel it after a month and the refund I get back is less 5-10% of what I pay ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 16:29
Didn't know they charge you for administrative fee for the refund! :P

Here another user on the X7..
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/12/iocean-x7-youth/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 12, 2013, 16:44
I order a total of RMB 7600 pre-sales and decide not to wait , my loss s$120+ :'( after covert & bank charge.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 16:51
All from Taobao!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 12, 2013, 16:58
yup , 3xcole and 2xN003
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 12, 2013, 17:04
Better to preorder direct with the manufacturer than the phone malls.

Big Cola 2 and Neo N003 launch date not finalized so probably late in the coming months.

I change to Xplay instead!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 12, 2013, 17:09
Will still get the Cole 2 when they release on 25June , same go to my order for the 32G Xplay still no sound no picture.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: datamen on June 12, 2013, 19:44
All PRC phones are unlocked in the first place and can be used anywhere in the world!!

Personally, I prefer the iOcean Elite rather than the Zopo 950, 980 and C2. :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 12, 2013, 22:47
just got my xplay. no time to play with it yet.

tonite will be a long nite for me :)

built quality is awesome. doesn't feel huge holding it. very slim for a 5.7' phone.

screen protector already applied onto screen. not too sure if all mic phones comes with sp applied.

a few quick shots:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/box_front-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/box_front-1.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/box_side.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/box_side.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/label.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/label.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/xplay.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/xplay.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 09:29
Great!  You can now share with us your experience! :)

If there is something I want to nit pick is that it looks like a Samsung. :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 13, 2013, 09:50
My neken n3 finally got the play store installed, thanks to the forum member in china who wrote the small update and it was great.
My wife is very happy now with the phone although there are still some minor glitch on the os.
But I guess it's only time they would improve and gets better and better.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 09:53
Didn't explore much bcos of 1 issue I had with the phone.

The mobile data don't seem to work even though both 3g & data had already been turned on.

Wifi works fine.

Any advice?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 10:08
If it recognizes your SIM then it should work! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 10:17
dun really know what else to tinker. it's either on or off. no other options.

tonite, if it still doesn't work, will try a factory hard reset and see if it helps.

fingers cross  ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 10:20
Have you try the SIM management option in settings!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 10:34
played with it for 2 hours, generally, the phone is good. no lag whatsoever.

the display is gorgeous. movies looks great. the screen is very bright even at mid level.

sound is definitely one of the best i've heard from a phone.

it completely bypass android own and uses the dedicated chips/dac that vivo implemented.

no problem installing play store.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 10:38
hmm, dun recall seeing that option. dun have the phone with me now.

whats there to choose under this option?

Have you try the SIM management option in settings!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 10:45
If you can load some Flac hi-res songs and test the SQ that wud be nice! :)

All phones comes with SIM management and it can be found in Settings.  You can customize the options provided. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 10:59
hey do i need to setup access points on the phone?

whats the settings for Singtel?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 11:05
Once you put in your SIM it will be registered.  Go to Settings under SIM management and turn on roaming and data connection.  Try it!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 14:14
Anybody interested in a Windows waterproof phone!! :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/13/huawei-ascend-w2-waterproof-windows-phone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 13, 2013, 16:55
Chasing ChinaPadMall.com about my late delivery of UMI X2 Adavance + more or less "threaten" to "dispute & declare of un-receive" in Paypal.

Their reply :-
Quote
Dear

       sorry for keep you waiting , we were facing the shortage supply of the UMI X2 when we tried to make the delivery for you,as a matter of fact, the whole market is in shortage of it, so you need to wait still.. And we will send you the UMI X2 with latest coming 6589T with no extra charge to show our apology
        or you can choose the Iocean X7 http://www.chinapadmall.com/iocean-x7-premium-version
        we can send it to you next week.

My reply :-
Quote
Hi,
If I go for the iOcean X7 for next week ETD:
Is it iOcean X7 Premium Version + the free Gifts (Protector Film 1x + Back Cover 1x + Battery 1x - 3000mAh) ?

Only if it is the above, then I prefer not to wait for the UMI X2 Advance & go for the iOcean X7 Premium.
Else, I'll rather wait for UMI X2 Advance & you'll need to at least advise me when is the expected ETD date.

Sorry for the inconveniences cause & awaits your good news.

With best regards, EH.

Hopefully they reply it is the premium + the Free Gifts  ;D ;D ;D
Then I'll have the phones maybe the week after to start my 1st MIC smart phone  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 17:15
haha, wish you luck.  Frankly, if i were to choose, the X7 Elite it will be!

The youth version is already good, imagine the Elite, it will be doubly better ;D

Cosmetic wise, the X7 wins hands down!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 13, 2013, 17:30
X7 Elite & Premium version => what is the different ??

Premium shown to me is .......  Iocean X7 Premium Version 5.0 Inch 1920*1080 FHD OGS MTK6589T 1.5GHz Android 4.2.1 3000mAh RAM 2GB/32GB.  Olready quite good.  No ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 17:35
Same lah, guess different sites calling them different names! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 13, 2013, 17:44
Anyway, they reply confirming everything - so by next week, I should receive their shipment detail.

Else, will "dispute & declare of un-receive" in Paypal  >:( :-[ :-X :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 19:20
Time to tikum again ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/13/iocean-x7-elite-to-go-on-sale-june-18th/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 13, 2013, 19:24
Anyway, they reply confirming everything - so by next week, I should receive their shipment detail.

Else, will "dispute & declare of un-receive" in Paypal  >:( :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

Bro if they keep delaying best to dispute and ask for full refund.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 20:04
The Elite or Premium model will be released on the 18th!  Don't know how many sets the phone malls will get so hopefully your mall will honour their words! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 13, 2013, 20:23
Give them until end of next week.  No shipping detail - will dispute by next Sat.
My paypal is on 13th May.  Plus 45days - think still have time.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 13, 2013, 20:24
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/pc-show-2013-352/china-phone-4237952.html ChaozHoi mentioned it here
i read all 72 pages
i own a TCL A506 os4.0 cny399 (play can install, but it will quit immediately when launched)
my main phone is N7000 samsung galaxy note 1
i have one other phone is lg optimus p920. it is 3d phone. dual lens. and 3d viewback without glasses
my past phones is gt-s5360 samsung galaxy young & motorola milestone 1

i have great interest in mobiles
been in china since march and have since been looking for phone
continue after dinner
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 13, 2013, 20:28
The Elite or Premium model will be released on the 18th!  Don't know how many sets the phone malls will get so hopefully your mall will honour their words! :P

fastest hand win..:)  ...5000 sets to tikam


(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq161/jonkoh1972/x7_zps86655407.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/jonkoh1972/media/x7_zps86655407.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 20:35
Tikum can use international credit card?

If not, how to pay?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 20:41
Tikum got to go thru' local with their credit card! :)

BTW, did you manage to connect Singtel! 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 13, 2013, 20:43
Still on my way home. Will try later tonite.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 21:09
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/pc-show-2013-352/china-phone-4237952.html ChaozHoi mentioned it here
i read all 72 pages
i own a TCL A506 os4.0 cny399 (play can install, but it will quit immediately when launched)
my main phone is N7000 samsung galaxy note 1
i have one other phone is lg optimus p920. it is 3d phone. dual lens. and 3d viewback without glasses
my past phones is gt-s5360 samsung galaxy young & motorola milestone 1

i have great interest in mobiles
been in china since march and have since been looking for phone
continue after dinner

Welcome!  High time for u to throw your ancient TCL A506 away and get a real 5" FHD display smart phone! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 21:34
This is a good price for a very sleek and nice big looking phone, yummy.. :D.
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w3-18441153552.1.keyH3e&id=18462182575&scene=taobao_shop
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 13, 2013, 22:02
was always recommended lenovo s890 dual core for a big screen phone
i was attracted to lenovo as it was a big computer maker. also learned that somewhat it is no. 2 best selling after samsung. but there was also xiaomi 小米 and others (eg umi x2 优米) which did their sale online only. but i found out that xiaomi was all over the place selling in shops
coolpad 酷派 i saw more people use than lenovo (so far i saw two people sliding to answer phone and does not respond!)
s890 was too expensive, but s880i lenovo was good. still looking until i spotted A590 lenovo os4.2! it was very cheap, cheaper than s880i and newer. the os is 4.2 so is newest. don't talk about updating after you buy the phone. my note os4.0 to 4.1 very lag
i checked A590 in bing. default is bing.com.cn which brought me to zol. in singapore if you search by default is bing.com.sg which does not bring you to zol. don't know about google (i prefer bing). inside bing.com.cn i found in zol the retail price and much much cheaper than hypermarkets or mobile shops (note in hypermarkets when you see selling mobile phones they are not one and same company. look below the glass display and you see the companies')...
...in zol got 报价 and i found the cheapest retailer. but i still haven't bought handphone till now. as you may know taobao.com got the cheapest prices, how to trust i don't know, than zol's price reporting (报价)
since i using note, i will not go for smaller screen size. while waiting A830 got report P780 coming (lenovo also) 4000mAh. perfect, but until now haven't come to market
i searched with this words: 2013 联想 手机 四核
nearly bought umi x2 from 91umi.com but card got limit so didn't
do you know gizmochina.com? i don't see that discussed here. somedays this site cannot open
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 22:21
If you like big screen then the Migo above wud be ideal.  Although not FHD but the specs are quite good and of course, it's also nice looking too. :D

GizChina and Gizmochina borrow from each other the topics, so they are similar in reporting fashion!  Sometimes, I do post news from Gizmochina too, depending which comes up first with the newsflash!

So far, only one Bro got the K900 and another got the Vivo Xplay and I am getting the latter early next month! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 13, 2013, 22:25
Black level  X7 vs HTCone

(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/X7vsHTC1_zps69b7a091.jpg)
(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/X7vsHTC_zps76c5b085.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 22:38
Aiyoh, compare camera PQ sure to lose lah! ;D  Can buy 4 x X7 with 1 HTC One! ;D

Also, the X7 has a F2.4 versus the One's F2.0, how to fight :P :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 13, 2013, 22:49
actually under max brightness X7 look better .when play video/dark scene than HTC better , on the road HTC lock and track the route very good .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 23:00
One of the best value and good looking phone around with excellent battery life.....what are you waiting for!! ;D

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/T2UWOQXoNbXXXXXXXX_660251610_zps8ec3cf20.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 13, 2013, 23:05
gps: afraid not so big brands gps lockon is slower
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 13, 2013, 23:08
do you read vr-zone? http://vr-zone.com/articles/jiayu-s1-images-and-benchmark-revealed-packs-snapdragon-600-and-a-5-inch-1080p-display/36745.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 23:09
For GPS, try this Israeli's mobile map app call 'Waze'!  It's fun and it locks on fast and very accurate too! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 13, 2013, 23:13
do you read vr-zone? http://vr-zone.com/articles/jiayu-s1-images-and-benchmark-revealed-packs-snapdragon-600-and-a-5-inch-1080p-display/36745.html

Yes, it's also reported in Gizchina too!  Jiayu has a very bad habit of introducing a new phone but keeps people waiting for it for a long long time :P :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 14, 2013, 07:14
Hi everyone, anyone knows where to get handphone and Tablet in Shanghai (price comparable with Taobao)? Thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 14, 2013, 09:35
finally got the mobile data working.

for some reason, it didnt got assign when i put my sim card in. had to create and input manually.

loaded some flac. jazzie stuff. the sq is a notch or 2 compared to my nexus phone.

song details great. very natural, not too bright. low and mid was good. the high was ok.

think the ear buds are customize for the xplay. it sound way better than when compared to the samsung ear buds that im use to.

over all, im satisfied with it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 09:44
Hi everyone, anyone knows where to get handphone and Tablet in Shanghai (price comparable with Taobao)? Thanks

Unless you go direct to the manufacturer, online purchase is the next best bet in China.  Taobao is very good in their over-all pricing.  Order from them and have it sent to your hotel.  If u like big phone, maybe this will be up your alley... :D
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.12.BTqIUY&id=25156880370
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 09:47
finally got the mobile data working.

for some reason, it didnt got assign when i put my sim card in. had to create and input manually.

loaded some flac. jazzie stuff. the sq is a notch or 2 compared to my nexus phone.

song details great. very natural, not too bright. low and mid was good. the high was ok.

think the ear buds are customize for the xplay. it sound way better than when compared to the samsung ear buds that im use to.

over all, im satisfied with it.

Great!  Now to get an audiophile headphone to go with it and you can throw away all the portable DACs like Dragonfly and Meridien and etc, etc.,  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 14, 2013, 09:50
Thanks for the prompt reply, Francis. So I can only order when I am in China (know the hotel room number) right?


Unless you go direct to the manufacturer, online purchase is the next best bet in China.  Taobao is very good in their over-all pricing.  Order from them and have it sent to your hotel.  If u like big phone, maybe this will be up your alley... :D
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.12.BTqIUY&id=25156880370
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 09:58
Yes, you have to state clearly your name, the hotel, address and guest room number so that the reception can receive on your behalf.  Get the front desk to assist you in the ordering!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 14, 2013, 10:30
does 3rd party couriers like daigou65 do shipping from taobao to singapore? If yes, then I that taobao will be a good place to get mobile phones  provided they dun run OOS and delay our time
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 10:38
Sorry, not sure about this.  I normally ask my colleague to buy and send to office for collection later when I visit.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 14, 2013, 10:40
Some don't ship mobile phone outside China, due to some restriction.
If you use vpost, they can ship everything except battery. I shipped my Neken N3 via vpost.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 11:17
My Bose AE2W Bluetooth headphone arrived this morning and pairing it with the X7 took a couple of seconds and it was set to go! :)

Never a fan of Bose but their headphones are pretty good and this is no exception.  The sound is very well balanced for a wireless unit, although a little ex but overall well worth it :D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/ce499239-5b19-45f4-9b6c-52d55f435d65_zpsef272aa1.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 14, 2013, 11:27
Anyone keen on Black Color UMI X2 premium version 2GB Ram, 32GB ROM, 5" 1080p, with Turbo chip Quad Core 1.5Ghz? As good as new since I got it not long ago. The screen is killer, I would rate it better than Note2 which I have used for a few months. After tried with X2 display now I am looking to a bigger display China phone. I will offload based on the rate I gotten, RMB1499 or SGD300.

Below review is based on the youth version, 1GB Ram, non Turbo Chip 1.2Ghz:

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/03/umi-x2-review/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6WXbwO2Ey8&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 14, 2013, 12:23
I just oredered the Ioceanx7 premium for Chinapadmall.
Cost S$400+ incl. 32g Tcard+track shipping+paypal conversion.
Not that cheap afterall...  ;-)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 12:32
Think you shud reserve your judgement when you have the phone on hand! :)

Bring it down to the telco shop and compare it with similar price phone and see what they have been missing! ;D

Hope you don't have to wait too long for it to come! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 14, 2013, 13:07
Anyone keen on Black Color UMI X2 premium version 2GB Ram, 32GB ROM, 5" 1080p, with Turbo chip Quad Core 1.5Ghz? As good as new since I got it not long ago. The screen is killer, I would rate it better than Note2 which I have used for a few months. After tried with X2 display now I am looking to a bigger display China phone. I will offload based on the rate I gotten, RMB1499 or SGD300.

Below review is based on the youth version, 1GB Ram, non Turbo Chip 1.2Ghz:

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/03/umi-x2-review/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6WXbwO2Ey8&feature=player_embedded

By next Sat - if the ChinaPadMall didn't send my iOcean X7 Premium, I will dispute through paypal as delacre as non-delivery by them to get my $$ back.

By then if you have yet to sell the unit, will buy from you - OK ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 14, 2013, 13:58
Think you shud reserve your judgement when you have the phone on hand! :)

Bring it down to the telco shop and compare it with similar price phone and see what they have been missing! ;D

Hope you don't have to wait too long for it to come! :o


That is true Francis..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 14, 2013, 14:04
By next Sat - if the ChinaPadMall didn't send my iOcean X7 Premium, I will dispute through paypal as delacre as non-delivery by them to get my $$ back.

By then if you have yet to sell the unit, will buy from you - OK ?

No issue bro, the good thing getting from me is you no need to tikum and risk of delay  :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 14:18
Another new kid.....
http://www.nuumobile.com/products.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 14, 2013, 22:53
what play store is by default on what phone you have, and what do you then install? Or you root then custom rom?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 14, 2013, 23:02
Off hand can't tell you which brand has by default the google play store but I reckon most will have it by now if not  through third party installation.

I know the X7, Oppo F5 and Goopad Mini 7 come with it as I am using them now :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 14, 2013, 23:20
most mic phones don't have play store pre-installed on them.

they have their own china app store instead.

so you have to install yourself after getting the phone.

like my phone, i just download and install play store. no rooting whatsoever.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 15, 2013, 00:34
Lenovo K900 international rom has play store installed on default.

I just did my root on K900 as well following xda forum instructions.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 15, 2013, 09:31
Most phone that doesn't sell internationally do not have play store installed.
If the brand you are buying is for sale internationally then the phone will have play store in it.
If the phone target only china market then they probably do not heck care about play store as their own App Store are pretty comprehensive. Just that those free apps are full or ads.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on June 15, 2013, 12:27
No issue bro, the good thing getting from me is you no need to tikum and risk of delay  :)

I wont mind getting the umi X2 from you as well. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 15, 2013, 13:27
This white color C2 is quite attractive too....
http://www.zopomobileshop.com/126-zopo-c2-16gb-white-5-inch-fhd-13mp-camera-mt6589t-android-smartphone-international-version.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 16, 2013, 11:58
Unless you go direct to the manufacturer, online purchase is the next best bet in China.  Taobao is very good in their over-all pricing.  Order from them and have it sent to your hotel.  If u like big phone, maybe this will be up your alley... :D
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.12.BTqIUY&id=25156880370

you can also asked the taobao owner can they send by 顺丰to singapore or not.  might need extra $50 deliver charge on top of the original price.

oh yes, has anyone tried PRC brand tablets? which one is cheap and good?  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 13:09
I m currently using Goopad Mini 7 and this is IMO much better than my 1G iPad.  It is faster in both streaming and surfing the Net.  It's screen of 1280 x 800 is sharper and cleaner.  It lasts longer in usage due to the 4800 mAh battery size and replaceable.  Dual SIM and Micro SD support.  The voice control in Android is really top notch, beats Siri hands down! :)

I have ordered the NO1. mini pad but unsuccessful twice and now trying again for the third time.  Hopefully, this time it will go thru' ::)

If you want to go for bigger screen, try iFive X2 (no 3G) and pick the 3rd option. :)
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?&id=18624517905
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on June 16, 2013, 14:37
I m currently using Goopad Mini 7 and this is IMO much better than my 1G iPad.  It is faster in both streaming and surfing the Net.  It's screen of 1280 x 800 is sharper and cleaner.  It lasts longer in usage due to the 4800 mAh battery size and replaceable.  Dual SIM and Micro SD support.  The voice control in Android is really top notch, beats Siri hands down! :)

I have ordered the NO1. mini pad but unsuccessful twice and now trying again for the third time.  Hopefully, this time it will go thru' ::)

If you want to go for bigger screen, try iFive X2 (no 3G) and pick the 3rd option. :)
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?&id=18624517905

Cool, i will asked my mom what she wants to play with since she asked me about ipad today :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 14:49
put a picture here
(http://zapt4.staticworld.net/images/article/2013/06/lenovo-k900-100041004-large.jpg)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2041056/analyst-intels-smartphone-chip-offers-significant-power-savings-vs-arm.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 14:53
you all know there is google keyboard can swype the words that can be downloaded?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 15:04
A good read on the Intel chip.

What keyboard r u referring to ::)









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Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 15:30
the stock google android keyboard that can now be downloaded from the google play store and other chinese 'play' stores
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 15:40
R u referring to Swype!!  It's not free you know!....99 cents :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 15:44
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2040918/entire-android-line-up-can-now-download-google-keyboard.html
http://www.techhive.com/article/2040907/google-releases-stock-android-keyboard-as-standalone-app.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 16:21
The stock keyboard not in Play Store ???

Tried the browser route and it says this Google Keyboard is not available in This little Red Dot ::) :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 16:42
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039941/lenovo-faces-uphill-battle-in-u-s-smartphone-market.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039921/sticking-to-business-can-help-lenovo-smartphones-shine-in-the-u-s-.html
hope someone quick bring lenovo phones to singapore!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 16:45
http://www.bing.com/search?q=%E5%AE%89%E5%8D%93%E5%B8%82%E5%9C%BA&src=IE-TopResult&FORM=IE10TR
http://baidu.com > 应用
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 17:25
i can't switch to chinese keyboard as i can't find a chinese keyboard in google keyboard so i installed 'google pinyin'
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 17:26
i bing-ed but couldn't find result
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on June 16, 2013, 17:42
you all know there is google keyboard can swype the words that can be downloaded?
I am using Swiftkey.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 16, 2013, 18:55
the xplay will assign "special" wallpaper on the lock screen on some special days, surprise to see this today  ;D

to all fathers, happy father's day  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/xplay_screen-1.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/xplay_screen-1.png.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 19:28
That's very thoughtful of them! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 19:35
i can't switch to chinese keyboard as i can't find a chinese keyboard in google keyboard so i installed 'google pinyin'
I am using Swiftkey.

Frankly, I seldom use the keyboard!  I use voice control for all my messages.  Pretty accurate and certainly save me a lot of time as I hate punching keys! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 21:13
The No 1 Mini Pad at 999 Rmb is hard to tikum!  Twice out and hopefully third time lucky! ::) :)

http://www.no-1phone.com/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on June 16, 2013, 22:11
Frankly, I seldom use the keyboard!  I use voice control for all my messages.  Pretty accurate and certainly save me a lot of time as I hate punching keys! :P
Have not tried that....not use to talking to the phone. But...have to agree that it is probably the best as I dislike punching keys as well.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 16, 2013, 22:19
Swiftkey has the best auto correction for me after the iphone days. Highly recommended but it does not have chinese support so far :(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 22:23
the lenovo s920 (5.3英寸 1280x720 http://detail.zol.com.cn/cell_phone/index348213.shtml) the very new and slender phone. os 4.2. the picture shows antutu benchmark done by some earlier person at score about 13,000! in contrast the s4 galaxy is about 30,000. my N7000 is 7,004 only, and after full reset (os 4.1), very low. my TCL A506 is 4,377 which i bought at 399 yuan (os 4.0 & single core 1GHz)
(https://neypoq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pJsnj6asU_1j29_4NJi2-sxRQjQzW1UFPhH3bfW1W0Wn4nKqa9ESF2PrVqdzMZf3IbeB-i1UPvD0vAXpXBIhR0PH6mL5ciZUmYnliB6UErOE/20130616_202335_Hanghai%20Middle%20Rd%201.jpg?psid=1)
next, quite big screen 'Mi 2A'
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 22:26
tapping numerous keys is tedious. try 'swyping', taking after the name of the original Swype. this is by drawing lines through the characters. i understand is also by the creator of T9 input.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 22:26
Have not tried that....not use to talking to the phone. But...have to agree that it is probably the best as I dislike punching keys as well.

Try it and u will be amazed how accurate it is! :)

In addition, ask your kid to ask question like 'what's the population of China' and hear Sara (Siri for iPhone, so I name Sara for Android ;D) reply! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 22:35
the above s920 is dual big sim. no need to cut card/s.

now is bigger screen xiaomi 2A (4.5 inch only, think is single sim and big sim), the 'iphone' of china. build quality is good. online is 1499. i see shops selling 400 yuan more at 1899 yuan. i understand at the xiaomi 'keynote' at their site this 2A is faster than siii/s3 inspite of being dual core compared to siii being quad core. inspite of being a new phone, i see the os is 4.1
(https://neypoq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pr81fOcK3qWJPUAvnTXgyI3B3sVXHdCwNdhe7OznvXKUxIc2J_RLTzsWrtv7YzdK7FBfXHQQsbcN4j6XCMQzIiEgRpUyz1ZCo5J4NRHPos6w/20130616_201947_Hanghai%20Middle%20Rd%201.jpg?psid=1)
next and last is 2s. do you want to see mate?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 22:43
Forget about the 920 and get the K900, you don't have to upgrade again! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 22:44
2s 4.3 inch quad core not the mt6589 chip. online 1999 but retail so far i see 2499, so 500 yuan more, about 100sgd more. build quality good. os 4.1 but i see this is new phone
(https://neypoq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2ptlaFnvTuh80kctSTX5OAqHLd05X-wNdSrd6WsK0yFTp8rpJruEw_j0IWe3iEePEluqUBfa6EywfqeaWDUQKF-PCxrbWPq3zIz1Up36_OPMw/20130616_201759_Hanghai%20Middle%20Rd%201.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 22:46
i want to try my mobile broadband sim and 2G sim, see can work together in A830 and i would not want to cut card
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 16, 2013, 22:56
Those who like boutique phone, this is the one... :)
http://www.talkmtkphone.com/2013/02/21/the-1080p-screen-2g-ram-quad-core-narudo-x02-upcoming-release/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 23:09
my first china phone is TCL A506 which was cheap until A830 came along at about 10XX yuan only. play store not supported... before i say i am impressed, i was not impressed with china phones i saw in singapore @ for example computers fairs/sls, but was impressed that analogue tv could play on those tv phones very well, more well than dvd with tv tuner & usb digital tv tuner for computer, the last two options are terrible, no luck

i asked what play store were on your phones. my TCL which i bought two months ago had
Tcloud store by default
zol store
amazon store
HiMarket, simply known as 安卓市场!
'91助手'
baidu '应用' store. google play  could install but when launched would immediately quit and i no success yet, my chinese poor, this model not popular, and i can't root this phone. i also installed pandaapp but launches so slow (recommended by gizchina)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 23:17
don't quite understand the word boutique
兰度 http://narudo.com.cn/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 16, 2013, 23:24
华为 new phone but only os 4.1
the width same as note 1 (note 2 width narrower than note 1)
as compare to k900, haven't take photo + compare

same with 小米 & iphone, the app drawer does not exist. All on desktop
(https://neypoq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2px5EDedV6dp1mgVPe_xm76UlHlnRNDzHjaIrr7C4FftZbFHHf3_hTZyUZVY7FPmjPQIMvm1aD-nS4PKz6VzJL-eBMNzg8EKKLMNhG1K8LBEI/20130429_145132_Huainan%20St%201.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 17, 2013, 15:06
Another user review of the Oppo Find 5....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/17/oppo-find-5-review/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 17, 2013, 20:43
another fhd huge screen phone. looks nice too.

5.85 inches  :o

interesting.

http://bb.sdo.com/Product/Feature/184 (http://bb.sdo.com/Product/Feature/184)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 17, 2013, 20:44
Yep, another big phone with big specs and beautiful too....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/17/geak-mars-launched-with-5-8-inch-display-and-snapdragon-600-cpu/

Oops, just realize yours the same as mine...hahaha ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 18, 2013, 01:26
Yep, another big phone with big specs and beautiful too....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/17/geak-mars-launched-with-5-8-inch-display-and-snapdragon-600-cpu/

Oops, just realize yours the same as mine...hahaha ;D

careful of this brand , user feedback bad.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 18, 2013, 07:01
during my 40mins journey to work via the mrt earlier, i did my usual news reading some light surfing and checking of emails. no videos/music though.

my xplay started out with 100% fully charged but when i reach office, its 88%. that's pretty fast for a huge capacity battery.

i'll see whats left of it at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 09:20
Some phones are pretty fast in their discharge after a couple of hours, then they slow down and maintain a steady flow after that. 

Download Battery Doctor to assist in prolonging the usage time.

Having said that, my X7 was fully charged yesterday around 2 pm, now showing 81%!
Amazing little fella! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 18, 2013, 09:36
Having said that, my X7 was fully charged yesterday around 2 pm, now showing 81%!
Amazing little fella! ;D

wow, do you use your phone at all???   :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 09:42
As I said, it's my wife now, the Oppo gone to the cold chamber! ;D

I make it a point to switch off wifi and 3g when I go to bed (habit), courtesy of NFC when I was using the Oppo.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 18, 2013, 10:27
Good to hear the Iocean x7 is not a battery sucker....but not sure that will be the case for the Elite model...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 18, 2013, 10:29
As I said, it's my wife now, the Oppo gone to the cold chamber! ;D

I make it a point to switch off wifi and 3g when I go to bed (habit), courtesy of NFC when I was using the Oppo.

Bro, u still using the original Rom?

any better roms better and battery friendly?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 13:59
swype is free from the chinese app stores! but i can't see chinese input in that swype.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 18, 2013, 15:29
I wonder why Vivo X Play, Lenovo K900 all no dual sim, is it because they are using non Mediatek chipset/processor? I notice this with Oppo Find 5, GEAK Mars also. Anyone have seen a non Mediatek Chipset dual sim phone? My next target for phone:

Dual Sim
Minimum 5.5 inch screen
1080p resolution
2Ghz Ram
Quad Core processor
GPS without data working/locking fast
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 16:02
dinobulk or dinodirect is selling umi x2 (优米) 1GB/16GB MT6589T 5-inch FULL-HD!
cny 1499 exclude shipping
eva liu: evaliu@dinodirect.com
Skype: dinomatt1
http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004203065554
qq: 493093952
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Artcoustic on June 18, 2013, 16:08
I wonder why Vivo X Play, Lenovo K900 all no dual sim, is it because they are using non Mediatek chipset/processor? I notice this with Oppo Find 5, GEAK Mars also. Anyone have seen a non Mediatek Chipset dual sim phone? My next target for phone:

Dual Sim
Minimum 5.5 inch screen
1080p resolution
2Ghz Ram with 32G plus SD support
Quad Core processor
GPS without data  ??? working/locking fast

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 16:41
e-mail from oppo http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ad7b6f47f2588189c086079ba&id=fced04d38d&e=72c89e6af9
do you subscribe to other mailing lists?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 17:12
Good to hear the Iocean x7 is not a battery sucker....but not sure that will be the case for the Elite model...
Bro, u still using the original Rom?

any better roms better and battery friendly?

Think the Elite will also exhibit similar behavior cos the changes are on Ram and Rom, and camera sizes and these not battery hawkers!

I have not rooted both my X7 and Oppo, not so adventurous for the time being ;D
For the Oppo, I am waiting for their Firefly Rom to be implemented. :)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 17:14
I wonder why Vivo X Play, Lenovo K900 all no dual sim, is it because they are using non Mediatek chipset/processor? I notice this with Oppo Find 5, GEAK Mars also. Anyone have seen a non Mediatek Chipset dual sim phone? My next target for phone:

Dual Sim
Minimum 5.5 inch screen
1080p resolution
2Ghz Ram
Quad Core processor
GPS without data working/locking fast


Good question!  guess we have to keep on looking.  As for GPS without network support, think the phone manufacturers will not support this as this is another area where they can sell another product strictly for GPS, double income! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 17:16
e-mail from oppo http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ad7b6f47f2588189c086079ba&id=fced04d38d&e=72c89e6af9
do you subscribe to other mailing lists?

Tomorrow is the last day of submission.  Maybe, I will take some time off to shoot some nice shots for the contest! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 18, 2013, 18:11
Francis hoot Oppo Find7  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 18:13
My real wife will kill me!  My Xplay waiting for my collection in Shenzhen! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 18, 2013, 18:14
My real wife will kill me!  My Xplay waiting for my collection in Shenzhen! :)

When U get xplay must meet for Mutton soup :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 18:23
Must let the built-in DAC run in 100 hours mah!   ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 18:26
Nice phone....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/18/leaked-huawei-ascend-p6-first-hands-on-photos/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 19:04
gps works with satellite signal, wi-fi signal, gsm signal, or all of them. he means using satellite only
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 19:09
you guys should go down communicasia with your business card to see phones. mate is to be there although china long long ago. not a very impressive phone i feel
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 18, 2013, 19:22
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-huawei-ascend-p2-almost-fast-and-furious
i saw the p1 dummy and it was very good. not seen p1 in singapore..
then huawei got d1 & d2
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/android-user-group-323/huawei-mobile-phones~-4247474.html
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/mobile-communication-technology-9/communicasia-2013-a-4249143.html
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 18, 2013, 20:25
gps works with satellite signal, wi-fi signal, gsm signal, or all of them. he means using satellite only
you think yr phone really received signal from satelite ?
not even subsate , just a recast .

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 18, 2013, 20:28
Hi all, i am thinking of getting UMI X2 but i saw some comment on its wifi, it seems like the wifi has some issues.  Does anyone has experience with UMI X2's wifi to share?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 18, 2013, 20:31
you guys should go down communicasia with your business card to see phones. mate is to be there although china long long ago. not a very impressive phone i feel
there are more than just phone @comAsia, no body go down to see normal phone , ppl here get the latest the best spec the best look from PRC , i have a K900, a X7 , a HTCone , N003 and dakela 2 on it way , the cole2 and K900 will be on sales in sg soon.
No biz card needed just pop in to Mustafa basement more than 50model for u to look at
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 20:56
Hi all, i am thinking of getting UMI X2 but i saw some comment on its wifi, it seems like the wifi has some issues.  Does anyone has experience with UMI X2's wifi to share?  Thanks in advance.

Any reason you pick UMI X2!  Have you considered iOcean X7 Elite!!  Personally, I prefer the latter in terms of slimness, weight and excellent battery life, and wifi speed is faster than my previous iphone 5.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 18, 2013, 21:28
Any reason you pick UMI X2!  Have you considered iOcean X7 Elite!!  Personally, I prefer the latter in terms of slimness, weight and excellent battery life, and wifi speed is faster than my previous iphone 5.

Hi Francis, it is because it look like the S4 I am using currently.  I am open to other brands/model as long as the price is $300 and below.  I just need a simple responsive android touch screen phone with GPS, good Wifi  and dual sim to start playing around with rooting.  I am also looking at Jiayu as gizchina comparison page is showing them as US$160+.

What else would you recommend?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 21:40
The problem with UMI X2 is that you really have to wait for a long time as there is a backlog miles long!!  They really have difficulty fulfilling orders, especially in India where hundreds are screaming at them!

They many good ones around that magical price tag of $300 but with shipping and seller mark up, you probably looking like adding another $100 more!  Obviously, if you have friends in China, that would save u some money if u go direct to the manufacturer as shipping domestically is either free or dirt cheap!

The Neo N003 which is coming out soon is another good option. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 18, 2013, 21:45
The Neo N003 which is coming out soon is another good option. :)

Gd option :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 18, 2013, 21:48
Thanks Francis regarding the shipping issue with Umi.  Agree with you, there are many choices.  I checked Gizchina forum, good to see the Umi and Jiayu have their own sub forum so i guess support shouldn't be any issue so i will stick to those with large community support.  Any recommendation on which brands have better support?

I have PRC friends working in Singapore and they travel to China frequently so I will ask them to help me to buy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 18, 2013, 21:59
I have just checked out Neo N003 Youth on gizchina, it is indeed a looker and the price is good (RMB899).  Hopefully there will be reviews by users soon.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 22:17
Great, don't miss this opportunity!... :)
Only think I can nit pick is the thickness of 10.5mm due to the battery size of 3000 mAh! :P
http://www.neomobile.com.cn/mobile.php
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 18, 2013, 22:29
Some phones are pretty fast in their discharge after a couple of hours, then they slow down and maintain a steady flow after that. 

yes francis, you are right. the phone drops from 100% to 85% in just 1 hour but after that it slow down drastically.

i started charging it at 830pm and the phone still have 40% battery left.

as long as it's going to last me through the day, i'm happy with it :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 18, 2013, 22:42
My X7 was 100% yesterday 2 pm, now 50% at 10.40 pm!  32 hours already!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 18, 2013, 23:04
if you guys have seen the review, than you might already know all these about the xplay

1. uses dedicated sound & dac chips and bypass android own completely thus sq is a notch above the rest of the phones.
2. put phone to ear to call contact
3. put  phone to ear to answer call
4. when you pick up the phone, the ring tone will get softer
5. when talking via speaker, if put phone to ear, it will switch off speaker
6. supports smart cover. close cover will lock the screen
7. place palm over screen to mute incoming call
8. tilt phone to zoom pictures
9. double tap on display to wake screen.
10. ala samsung. wave to unlock/scroll gallery/zoom pictures.
11. phone detacts face/eyes, screen will not go dim.
12. something very useful, a mini screen that mirrors the 5.7" screen thus one hand operation is possible
13. vivo voice ala siri.
14. dual speakers are very loud. thus watching movies is shiok
15. fhd display is excellent
16. frequent firmware updates. ive done 2 updates since owning the phone for a week.
17. has FM radio. to some people, this is very important :)
18. the only bad point is the camera, it's below average on dim conditions and average on bright days. hope future firmware can resolve this.
19. battery loses 10-15% of its charge very rapidly but stabilize after that.
20. can install play store. no tinkering required.
21. good built quality. much better than s4 imo  :P

thats all i can think of now.

so whos going to get the vivo xplay  ;D

buy lah.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 18, 2013, 23:55
my battery can last :o
(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/IMG_3269_zpsda2d7304.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 19, 2013, 08:34
my battery can last :o
(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/IMG_3269_zpsda2d7304.jpg)

the htc one is a heck of a phone :)

much better than s4 imo.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 19, 2013, 08:37
for those who use battery doctor, is it necessary to exit the app?

for me, i only on it when charging the battery, else i exit it.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: allandman on June 19, 2013, 08:59
Hi,

  Where to get a screen protector for iocean x7?  The screen protector that was included in the package was slightly bend so it doesn't stick properly on the area that has a bend.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 19, 2013, 09:21
My X7 was 100% yesterday 2 pm, now 50% at 10.40 pm!  32 hours already!! ;D

still waiting for my Elite...really gd to be assured of the gd battery life as that was my main concern with only 2000mah. tks bro.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 09:29
for those who use battery doctor, is it necessary to exit the app?

for me, i only on it when charging the battery, else i exit it.


Just like any apps, it stays there until you enable it.  It also comes with Task Killer which you can use when you on the phone, tap on it and it will dis-enable unused apps. :)

ps - battery at 41% now!  Again switching off wifi and 3G when you hit the sack is a good practice to prolong usage.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 09:31
Hi,

  Where to get a screen protector for iocean x7?  The screen protector that was included in the package was slightly bend so it doesn't stick properly on the area that has a bend.

U can buy thru' their webside or at TMall.  Since I going to Shenzhen early July, I can get for you if you can wait!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 09:35
still waiting for my Elite...really gd to be assured of the gd battery life as that was my main concern with only 2000mah. tks bro.

Hope it will not be a long wait for you!  This phone is in huge demand! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 09:41
OT...a little humor to brighten up your day ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/18/chinese-girls-buying-up-anti-pervert-hairy-stockings-for-summer/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 19, 2013, 09:51
is there a way to check if my phone support bt4.0?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 19, 2013, 10:13
get a screen protector from daiso and cut to size?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: allandman on June 19, 2013, 10:35
U can buy thru' their webside or at TMall.  Since I going to Shenzhen early July, I can get for you if you can wait!

    That would be greate if you can just buy me since I can't read chinese websites. :)  Since it will be cheaper to get there, maybe you can buy 5 pcs for me. :) Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 10:37
Another 5" FHD option.....
http://product.cnmo.com/cell_phone/index1620500.shtml
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 10:37
    That would be greate if you can just buy me since I can't read chinese websites. :)  Since it will be cheaper to get there, maybe you can buy 5 pcs for me. :) Thanks in advance!

Why do you need 5 pieces for! ???
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 10:44
is there a way to check if my phone support bt4.0?

The spec says it has a BT 4.0, isn't it!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 19, 2013, 10:58
Why do you need 5 pieces for! ???

for dad, mom, wife, inlaws. That's 5. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: allandman on June 19, 2013, 11:15
Why do you need 5 pieces for! ???

It might be difficult to look for a screen protector replacement here in SG in case I have to replace it again. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 11:24
No need 5 lah!  At the most 3 pieces will suffice!   :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 19, 2013, 12:41
The spec says it has a BT 4.0, isn't it!

their official page just say support bt but didn't specifically mention bt4.0.

i read some chinese forums and they say it does support 4.0.

so no way to verify it?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 13:03
Well, the best way is to look at the distance of the wireless coverage.  Version 4 has double the distance of coverage, so if you can still hear from a distance of 15-20 meters, it should be version 4 then! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 19, 2013, 14:17
Looks like there is no phone fit my requirement so far.... Yes, what i meant by GPS is actually no need to on mobile data network yet I can use GPS software like Sygic/Papago to work. My Note 2 now able to do so, it can lock on to GPS signal in seconds and route me accurately in SG, KL and Ipoh.

Essentially I hope the phone is like Note 2 with following improvement:

Dual Sim
1080p resolution
The lighter the better
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 19, 2013, 14:25
Hi all, needs comment on rooting.  Btw Jiayu, Iocean and UMI, which brand is the safest bet whne ti comes to rooting?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 14:37
Hi all, needs comment on rooting.  Btw Jiayu, Iocean and UMI, which brand is the safest bet whne ti comes to rooting?

They are all the same, using mediatek chip! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 15:23
Looks like there is no phone fit my requirement so far.... Yes, what i meant by GPS is actually no need to on mobile data network yet I can use GPS software like Sygic/Papago to work. My Note 2 now able to do so, it can lock on to GPS signal in seconds and route me accurately in SG, KL and Ipoh.

Essentially I hope the phone is like Note 2 with following improvement:

Dual Sim
1080p resolution
The lighter the better

If I m not wrong, you need to have maps stored in your phone before GPS can work!  In your case, you have downloaded the Singapore and Malaysia maps!  which in this case, most phones with GPS assist will work without network connection! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 15:32
Good news for those who wants a good 4.7" HDR screen!... :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/19/spemall-offering-jiayu-g4-discount-to-gizchina-readers/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 19, 2013, 15:37
local blog http://techielobang.com/blog/2013/06/19/huawei-ascend-mate-and-showgirls-at-communicasia-2013/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 15:41
Wow, the girl in the first photo is really a beauty man!  Her smile can melt your heart! ;D

Maybe, I steal away from the office and take a look! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 19, 2013, 15:49
post your photos here
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 19, 2013, 16:44
Wow, the girl in the first photo is really a beauty man!  Her smile can melt your heart! ;D

Maybe, I steal away from the office and take a look! ;D

Go to Level 4 , fashion show live BC and check out the panny 7".
Anyone see the K900 and cole 2 ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 19, 2013, 19:07
http://download.cnettv.com.edgesuite.net/21923/2013/06/14/firstlook_huawei_ascendp6_8000k_1048.m4v
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 19, 2013, 19:32
They are all the same, using mediatek chip! :)

Thanks again Master Wu :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 19, 2013, 22:42
If I m not wrong, you need to have maps stored in your phone before GPS can work!  In your case, you have downloaded the Singapore and Malaysia maps!  which in this case, most phones with GPS assist will work without network connection! ::)

Yes, the map is pre downloaded but  a lot people say china phone not able to use it. I didn't get the chance to try at umi x2 before I offload it. Have you tried at iocean x7?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 19, 2013, 22:49
No, I have not but I will try it out asap! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on June 20, 2013, 06:45
Yes, the map is pre downloaded but  a lot people say china phone not able to use it. I didn't get the chance to try at umi x2 before I offload it. Have you tried at iocean x7?

can't work on my I ocean.  unless I m doing omething wrong.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 20, 2013, 14:53
can't work on my I ocean.  unless I m doing omething wrong.

Which software are you using with it?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 20, 2013, 14:59
No, I have not but I will try it out asap! :)

How is your Iocean so far compare to Oppo find 5? Can make a simple comparison as following point?

1) Display
2) Wifi range and signal speed
3) Call quality
4) weight
5) User Interface friendliness on top of Andriod
6) Stability on the firmware (Any hang or auto restart)
7) Camera quality
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 20, 2013, 15:01
How is your Iocean so far compare to Oppo find 5? Can make a simple comparison as following point?

1) Display
2) Wifi range and signal
3) Call quality
4) weight
5) User Interface friendliness on top of Andriod

how's your hp doing :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 20, 2013, 15:11
how's your hp doing :)

Sold it off as I want a bigger screen size phone. UMI X2 I felt is definitely value for money. Display wise it is better than note 2, Wifi range not as good as Note 2 though but still able to connect no issue, Call quality is loud and clear. Weight is a bit too heavy, I felt even more heavy than my Note 2 but my wife said heavy made her felt it has quality. Camera not as good as Note 2, but not bad, still quite clear. For 1/3 of Note2 price i definitely think it is value of money.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 20, 2013, 15:28
How is your Iocean so far compare to Oppo find 5? Can make a simple comparison as following point?

1) Display..........Both excellent
2) Wifi range and signal speed........Both very good but Oppo slightly faster opening pages
3) Call quality.........Both very good but built quality is definitely Oppo, solid, nice and expensive looking.
4) weight.......X7 wins hands down, only 130 grams vs 165 grams
5) User Interface friendliness on top of Andriod....Both very good but Oppo navigation is slicker and smoother.
6) Stability on the firmware (Any hang or auto restart).....At the moment, Oppo own firmware still a little buggy on a few Apps but support and update very good.  Awaiting for their project Firefly rom.  Otherwise both got no problems on daily use.
7) Camera quality....Oh, Oppo wins hands down with a true 13 mp camera F2.2


See above.... :D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 20, 2013, 15:35
See above.... :D



Great, when i say Wifi range, did you try to run further from router and see which one can still get signal at distance? Note 2 in this regard is very good, beat my ipad3, iPhone 4 and UMI X2.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 20, 2013, 15:42
Both just as good from my bedroom which is about 18 meters separated by 3 walls!  Signal showing 2 bars constant but iPhone 5 only 1 bar and flickering :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 20, 2013, 17:42
My Iocean x7 premium ordered on 14/6/13 still under processing.....zzz

Dont know when it will arrive?

BTW, ordered from Chinapadmall...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on June 20, 2013, 18:47
Which software are you using with it?

Sygic.  I did not root my iocean.  I have been using it as is.

Cheers
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 20, 2013, 19:16
battery life with super power save on after full charge :P
 :P(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/HTCone_zps650bf593.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 20, 2013, 22:12
My Iocean x7 premium ordered on 14/6/13 still under processing.....zzz

Dont know when it will arrive?

BTW, ordered from Chinapadmall...

Not pouring cold water but I think it will be a long wait! :P

Very hot demand for this phone! ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 21, 2013, 10:20
Not pouring cold water but I think it will be a long wait! :P

Very hot demand for this phone! ;)

yes, i understand bro.....just that when i asked the customer service, they keep say in stock and will be sending soon.........zzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 21, 2013, 10:41
yes, i understand bro.....just that when i asked the customer service, they keep say in stock and will be sending soon.........zzz

My order from ChinaPadMall.com since 13th May till now still no sight no pic.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 21, 2013, 11:18
My order from ChinaPadMall.com since 13th May till now still no sight no pic.

Bro, did u log in and check? is it still showing Processing...?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 21, 2013, 11:22
My order from ChinaPadMall.com since 13th May till now still no sight no pic.

If u pay thru paypal, escalate your case for a full refund. I think these resellers do not hv ready stocks/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: coburn on June 21, 2013, 15:12
Wow, seems like most of you like big phones.

Was using K900 for a couple of days and I am still not used to the size. Find it too big. Nexus 4 still feels more comfortable in my hand.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 21, 2013, 16:00
If you are going to give up on you K900, I m sure there will be folks here that would take it from you hands! ;D

Personally, I find that 5" is the best all round for a smart phone.  With FHD, watching movies and viewing text is just right!

Your Nexus 4 is already showing its age compared to the current crop of smart phones! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 21, 2013, 17:17
I've yet to watch a decent HD movie on my N3, will meet you guys at adelphi tomorrow ? On ?
I'll bring my Micro SD card to copy some ahemm... (movies) :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: coburn on June 21, 2013, 17:45
If you are going to give up on you K900, I m sure there will be folks here that would take it from you hands! ;D

Personally, I find that 5" is the best all round for a smart phone.  With FHD, watching movies and viewing text is just right!

Your Nexus 4 is already showing its age compared to the current crop of smart phones! ;D

Haha, sounds like you want it! Sure your wife won't kill you? :)

Yeah, N4 seems dated but still a good workhorse. I better stay away from this poisonous thread!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: simic on June 21, 2013, 18:00
If you are going to give up on you K900, I m sure there will be folks here that would take it from you hands! ;D

Personally, I find that 5" is the best all round for a smart phone.  With FHD, watching movies and viewing text is just right!

Your Nexus 4 is already showing its age compared to the current crop of smart phones! ;D

Wait till Key Lime Pie is released.

Nexus phones will be first in the queue to recv the update.

Is there any XDA/similar forums to ensure that china phones recv the latest fimware updates?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 21, 2013, 18:32
No doubt about that, it's Google anyway!

Depending on which brand, some are very active like Oppo with bi-weekly update and in house rom development!

For those who wants some of the latest movies on your phones, come down to Adelphi tomorrow around 3 pm.  I will bring down my
MBP and you can download as many as you like!  Don't forget your micro usb cable though! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 21, 2013, 18:50
Haha, sounds like you want it! Sure your wife won't kill you? :)

Yeah, N4 seems dated but still a good workhorse. I better stay away from this poisonous thread!


My wife is going to kill me already ;D  My next acquisition the Vivo Xplay already with my friend in Shenzhen awaiting my collection 8)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 21, 2013, 18:59
My wife is going to kill me already ;D  My next acquisition the Vivo Xplay already with my friend in Shenzhen awaiting my collection 8)



Bro u can say buy for me testing for me first :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 21, 2013, 23:09
Available 5,000 units on the 26th.  Tikum this very good spec phone at rmb1299,
http://www.mlais.com/product-113.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on June 21, 2013, 23:16
wow this topic is like the fire in Sumartra , just 3 months 10 days old and already  84 pages. l dare to predict that it will surpassed any other topic in this forum.  ;D And ironically its not even Hifi related that goes to show how addictive is mobile phone nowadays. Also partly FW effort in promoting the various models, maybe he's planted by the Tele manufacturer to lure people like us.
Must say the offers are very tempting, only consideration is warrant.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 21, 2013, 23:21
Bro, while u r waiting and waiting and waiting, a lot of us are enjoying our toys.  I got 3 PRC phones and all are working like a charm! ;D

Have faith lah! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on June 22, 2013, 00:26
Is IOcean X7 Premium and X7 Elite the same phone with the same specs?  Antelife is selling the X7 Elite for US$299.99 and I am thinking of ordering it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2013, 02:06
Is IOcean X7 Premium and X7 Elite the same phone with the same specs?  Antelife is selling the X7 Elite for US$299.99 and I am thinking of ordering it.

Hoot bro :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 09:37
Is IOcean X7 Premium and X7 Elite the same phone with the same specs?  Antelife is selling the X7 Elite for US$299.99 and I am thinking of ordering it.

Yes but doubt the seller has the stock although they have it! :o  If you don't mind waiting, I guess it shud be okay!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 09:39
Calling all Bros who have PRC phones, bring them along to Adelphi around 3 pm give and take a few minutes for a gathering.  I will be bringing down my MBP for movies download to your phones if haven't got any!  Very cheap service, a cup of coffee and kaya toast will do, no cash required ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 22, 2013, 11:49
Yes but doubt the seller has the stock although they have it! :o  If you don't mind waiting, I guess it shud be okay!

yes, most of them no stock. I ordered from Chinapadmall. I ask them if there is stock before ordering and was to in stock. once u placed order they will just ask u to wait . more than one week already status still in process...zzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 22, 2013, 12:01
where exactly at Adelphi?

basement chee chong fun place issit :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 12:20
Basement coffee shop!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 12:52
Another good phone with a new platinum name! ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/21/zopo-c2-16gb-platinum-mt6589t-turbo-hands-on-video-photos-and-benchmarks/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on June 22, 2013, 13:43
I hope the Neo N003 will launch on shcedule won't get delayed, I have asked my PRC friend to buy for me when he is going back to Zhe Jiang next month.  I hope there will be no issue with the stock.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Y6mico on June 22, 2013, 16:55
Available 5,000 units on the 26th.  Tikum this very good spec phone at rmb1299,
http://www.mlais.com/product-113.html

This is a great thread!

How to go about to tikum? Sorry never own MIC phones before and looking forward to own one
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on June 22, 2013, 17:30
If u pay thru paypal, escalate your case for a full refund. I think these resellers do not hv ready stocks/

Just open a dispute claim in paypal for my no news phone  :-\

Hopefully, this will encourage him (ChinaPadMall.com) to quickly send out my item.
Else, will ask for 100% refund  :-[

After which, have to look for another phone again  :'(

Is buying from Antelife although more Xpensive, have better track record of delivery ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dbchoong on June 22, 2013, 17:57

Is buying from Antelife although more Xpensive, have better track record of delivery ?

My zopo c2 phone from afterlife took 4 days to get to me using dhl.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 19:14
This is a great thread!

How to go about to tikum? Sorry never own MIC phones before and looking forward to own one

U have to get your Chinese friend to register, book a unit, pay up and wait for the D day!  5,000 units are just a drop in the big ocean n it will be gone in minutes.  Be patient, leave your money there and wait for the next batch to offered and if u r lucky, u will get it, if not, wait again....tikum! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 22, 2013, 19:14
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/device-review-oppo-find-5/ now i see them in china at standard retail price cny 2799 down cny 200 yuan
you can check zol.com.cn for lower price
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 22, 2013, 19:16
thanks for the definition of tikum, so have to leave the full amount there
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 22, 2013, 19:17
welcome y6mico, i joined just before you
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 19:22
thanks for the definition of tikum, so have to leave the full amount there

Haha, yes!  It wud be to your advantage as this will show the manufacturer your desire to own their product! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 19:48
This afternoon, 3 top premium phones were on display at the coffee shop in Adelphi! :)

My Oppo F5, the Lenovo K900 and the Vivo XPlay...5", 5.5" and 5.7" FHD in that order!

In terms of slick and smooth navigation and the speed of web browsing, these are all tops and no losers here!

In terms of color tone and scrispness of the display, the Oppo is ahead!

In terms of SQ, unfortunately, K900 came without a song in its music file, so cud not test it.  The XPlay came with 2 stock songs but not hi-res, so the built in 24/192 DAC could not be tested but the stocks were pretty good when played under stereo mode, thru the wireless Bose AE2W, the tone is well balanced and focus with the right amount of bass impact and extension.  My Oppo with Dolby on, is slightly more dynamic but loses out in the upper register and crispness.  Got to test more when I lay my hands on the XPlay :)

In terms of build quality and look, I have to give a higher mark to the K900!

Whichever phone u own, you won't be disappointed!...and this is only the beginning!  I m already looking forward to the next couple of months when more hi-end phones with better spec and look are offerred...can't wait! ;D




Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2013, 20:05
My zopo c2 phone from afterlife took 4 days to get to me using dhl.



Strangely my ex UMI X2 also about 4 days thru DHL dah. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 20:07
This is for the youth version, u can ask them for the Elite or Premium version!
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/iocean-x7-50-inch-fhd-1080p-screen-mtk6589-quad-core-android-42-wifi-3g-gps-smart-phone-p-470.html

Elite or Premium...
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/iocean-x7-elite-smartphone-mtk6589t-15ghz-2g-ram-32g-rom-50-inch-1080p-fhd-screen-android-42-os-p-561.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2013, 20:17
Francis OPPO FIND 7 work has begun
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/21/oppo-confirms-work-on-oppo-find-7-has-begun/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 22, 2013, 20:20
Akan Datang, Oppo 7 will have built-in Sabre DAC! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 22, 2013, 20:35
Akan Datang, Oppo 7 will have built-in Sabre DAC! :)

I will wait for this one :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 23, 2013, 00:46
Too bad none of the phone is actually dual sim. It would interesting to put them against note 2 and HTC one as well.

This afternoon, 3 top premium phones were on display at the coffee shop in Adelphi! :)

My Oppo F5, the Lenovo K900 and the Vivo XPlay...5", 5.5" and 5.7" FHD in that order!

In terms of slick and smooth navigation and the speed of web browsing, these are all tops and no losers here!

In terms of color tone and scrispness of the display, the Oppo is ahead!

In terms of SQ, unfortunately, K900 came without a song in its music file, so cud not test it.  The XPlay came with 2 stock songs but not hi-res, so the built in 24/192 DAC could not be tested but the stocks were pretty good when played under stereo mode, thru the wireless Bose AE2W, the tone is well balanced and focus with the right amount of bass impact and extension.  My Oppo with Dolby on, is slightly more dynamic but loses out in the upper register and crispness.  Got to test more when I lay my hands on the XPlay :)

In terms of build quality and look, I have to give a higher mark to the K900!

Whichever phone u own, you won't be disappointed!...and this is only the beginning!  I m already looking forward to the next couple of months when more hi-end phones with better spec and look are offerred...can't wait! ;D





Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: acestefano on June 23, 2013, 06:28
Another site for PRC phones direct shipment to Singapore..
http://smartphoneforcheap.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart

I m now testing the 2nd battery for the Goopad 7.  The first one was a disaster, full charged but lasted only 20 minutes of just normal playing around.  Informed OrientDeal that if both batteries die on me fast, will return the whole package.  Having said that, the Goopad 7 is pretty nifty and overall very good as a phone as well as a tablet.  Damn the batteries! :P :'(


Accurata recensione su smartphoneforcheap.com

ATTENZIONE!  ATTENZIONE a smartphoneforcheap.com
Voglio dare un contributo a tutti coloro che hanno intenzione di fare acquisti su siti cinesi, o apparentemente cinesi dato che il sito si trova in US.
Nel caso specifico parlo del sito smartphoneforcheap.com
La mia personale esperienza è nata dall'acquisto di uno smartphone che dopo un mese mi è arrivato rotto, in frantumi. Dopo aver contattato per mail il venditore, mi hanno invitato a rispedire il pacco per la sostituzione. Cosa che prontamente ho fatto.
Tutto ciò apparentemente normale. Ma, come sospetto ad oggi, tutto perfettamente studiato per far scadere i termini di reclamo del pagamento PayPal. Infatti da allora il venditore ha tagliato l'unico canale di comunicazione, via email, e non ha ritirato il pacco che ad oggi è in giacenza in qualche ufficio postale di Hong Kong.
L'unico modo per comunicare con questi fantomatici venditori che si dichiarano
“SmartPhoneForCheap.com Is a professional Mobile Phone supplier”
è: service@smartphoneforcheap.com
Chiaramente una volta che non rispondono più alle mail per magia la porta si chiude, ... però, se voglio acquistare un'altro smartphone sotto altro nome, tutto funziona perfettamente!!

Ho anche cercato di comunicare la situazione a PayPal, ma ovviamente loro dicono che il tempo per reclami è ormai scaduto.

In conclusione: fregatura assicurata!!!!!

grazie smartphoneforcheap.com

FATE ATTENZIONE ALL’INDIRIZZO CHE MI HANNO DATO PER LA RESTITUZIONE !!!
Contact Person: jiang guo hui
Address:9C Room, 3rd Unit, 6th Building, Bi Shui Long Ting Garden
(2), Minzhi Street,Longhua Town Baoan District
City:Shenzhen
Province:Guangdong
country: China
post code:518000
phone number: 18666296435

passate parola il più possibile!!!
anche con il copia incolla, mi auguro che almeno debbano cambiare nome per dare fregature ad altri.

scusate dell'intromissione

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con traduzione per gli internazionali
with translation for the international
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Careful review of smartphoneforcheap.com

WARNING! CAUTION a smartphoneforcheap.com
I want to make a contribution to all those who plan to shop on Chinese sites, or Chinese apparently because the site is located in the U.S..
In this specific case I am speaking of the site smartphoneforcheap.com.
My personal experience is realized by the purchase of a smartphone that after a month I got broken, shattered. After contacting the seller by email, they invited me to reship the package for replacement. Which I promptly did.
Everything appears normal. But, as I suspect now, everything runs perfectly designed to make the claim terms of payment PayPal. In fact, since the seller has cut the only channel of communication, via email, and has not withdrawn the package that is now in storage in any post office in Hong Kong.
The only way to communicate with these phantom sellers who say they are
"SmartPhoneForCheap.com Is a professional Mobile Phone supplier"
is: service@smartphoneforcheap.com
I also tried to communicate the situation to PayPal, but of course they say that the time for complaints has now expired.
In conclusion: rip assured!!

thanks smartphoneforcheap.com

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ADDRESS THAT THEY GAVE ME FOR THE RETURN!
Contact Person: jiang guo hui
Address:9C Room, 3rd Unit, 6th Building, Bi Shui Long Ting Garden
(2), Minzhi Street,Longhua Town Baoan District
City:Shenzhen
Province:Guangdong
country: China
post code:518000
phone number: 18666296435

spread the word as much as possible!

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 23, 2013, 08:26
Thanks Stefano for the heads up.  Well Bros, buy with caution at any sites and react fast if u smell a rat, stop payment thru' PayPal! :-\

Caveat Emptor
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 23, 2013, 12:15
For those who wants to get into Chinese smart phones and not willing to pay due to quality control concern, you can ask your friends to order this.  At 799 RMB for 4.5" 720P OGS display with Snapdragon quadcore chip, this is a very good price for an initial investment that won't hurt the pocket......
http://www.faea.com.cn/product/f1/
 :)

Just came across this... :)
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/06/22/faea-f1-unboxing-by-anexonel/#more-13365
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 23, 2013, 13:12
Oppo 7, 5" screen, 4000mah, snapdragon 800.. this is the one liao!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 23, 2013, 14:17
Oppo 7, 5" screen, 4000mah, snapdragon 800.. this is the one liao!!

.....includes a built in Sabre 9018 DAC! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 23, 2013, 15:21
.....includes a built in Sabre 9018 DAC! ;D

since oppo has gone international, i assume it will be easier to get than iOcean or Umi right?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on June 23, 2013, 16:57
I tried to order the IOcean X7 Elite from Antelife.  When I try to check-out using paypal, the total cost is S$402 including shipping via DHL.  Will I incur 7% GST from the customs here?  Has anyone ordered from Antelife and do they declare less when they ship via DHL or UPS?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 23, 2013, 18:25
How about this Samsung GS4 clone minus the exorbitant price and over-saturated display...... :)
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/06/22/no-1-s6-hands-on-the-best-samsung-galaxy-s4-clone-with-floating-touch/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 23, 2013, 20:18
 
I tried to order the IOcean X7 Elite from Antelife.  When I try to check-out using paypal, the total cost is S$402 including shipping via DHL.  Will I incur 7% GST from the customs here?  Has anyone ordered from Antelife and do they declare less when they ship via DHL or UPS?
I am staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen, 5 Guihua Road, Futian Free Trade Zone, Shenzhen 518038 China.  Phone 86-755-83599999 from the 2nd to 6th July.  If you can instruct the reseller to send it there, I can bring it back for you.

However, I m not responsible if the package is delivered after I left! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 24, 2013, 10:33
Choices, choices and choices.... :)

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/23/top-30-hd-1-5-ghz-mt6589t-chinese-phones/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: vink on June 24, 2013, 11:33
I tried to order the IOcean X7 Elite from Antelife.  When I try to check-out using paypal, the total cost is S$402 including shipping via DHL.  Will I incur 7% GST from the customs here?  Has anyone ordered from Antelife and do they declare less when they ship via DHL or UPS?

They did that for my purchase even though the amount is much less than yours.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on June 24, 2013, 19:21
I am staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen, 5 Guihua Road, Futian Free Trade Zone, Shenzhen 518038 China.  Phone 86-755-83599999 from the 2nd to 6th July.  If you can instruct the reseller to send it there, I can bring it back for you.

However, I m not responsible if the package is delivered after I left! :o

Francis, thanks for the kind offer.  But I am really worried that their delivery schedule may not meet up with your schedule and the phone may not arrive in time at the hotel.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on June 24, 2013, 19:22
They did that for my purchase even though the amount is much less than yours.

Did you use DHL or UPS?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on June 24, 2013, 20:03
I tried to order the IOcean X7 Elite from Antelife.  When I try to check-out using paypal, the total cost is S$402 including shipping via DHL.  Will I incur 7% GST from the customs here?  Has anyone ordered from Antelife and do they declare less when they ship via DHL or UPS?

I ordered on 12th of June and still waiting. Status says 'processing'. My take from this experience is to order only when they have stocks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 24, 2013, 20:14
Alamak!  No wonder so hot, so many from here ordering it! ::)

You guys shud write in and complain or else the resellers will think u guys are not anxious and willing to wait. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: annapurna on June 24, 2013, 20:22
I ordered on 12th of June and still waiting. Status says 'processing'. My take from this experience is to order only when they have stocks
Which website did u order from?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 24, 2013, 20:37
There are many good phones around, like this one.... :)
http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2-features
Cheaper some more at $239.99
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on June 24, 2013, 20:45
Which website did u order from?

Antelife
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on June 24, 2013, 22:48
Alamak!  No wonder so hot, so many from here ordering it! ::)

You guys shud write in and complain or else the resellers will think u guys are not anxious and willing to wait. :)

Hi Francis, after reading your reviews (poisoning) about Chinese phones, I can't see value in popular brands. However, I never thought getting one is sooo difficult :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 24, 2013, 22:57
Think better forget it as the manufacturer has difficulty filling up orders even for their own netizens!

Preorder the Faea 2 above thru the manufacturer direct thru PayPal.  Trust me, this phone will be just as good if not better as it has NFC also!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: acestefano on June 25, 2013, 04:18
Let me know when it's here!

My X7 was fully charged at 9 pm last night, played around with movies and songs until 11.30 pm, switched off Wifi, now it is reading 80%!

My Oppo died off this morning at 7.30am.  A total of 67 hours life of normal usage with wifi and 3g switched off during the nights....excellent. :)


ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BUY from http://smartphoneforcheap.com !!!
I have cheated more than 200 Euros!!
I can tell you all the tricks they use these people to cheat the money

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 25, 2013, 07:52
Antelife

reliable ? mean order from antelife?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on June 25, 2013, 08:09
reliable ? mean order from antelife?

I ordered Iocean X7 elite from Antelife. No update yet about my order though it was mentioned that delivery starts from 16th of June. As Francis, suggested since Iocean has huge backlog chances to get this model is quite remote. I am going to cancel my order. Having said that others in this forum had good experience with Antelife with other models.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 25, 2013, 09:25
B
I ordered Iocean X7 elite from Antelife. No update yet about my order though it was mentioned that delivery starts from 16th of June. As Francis, suggested since Iocean has huge backlog chances to get this model is quite remote. I am going to cancel my order. Having said that others in this forum had good experience with Antelife with other models.

Bros, sad to hear that....
My iocean x7 ordered thru Chinapadmall also same fate....
Almost 2 week but no sight n sound....just say processing.
checking with them is a challanging affair.
wondering shd i cancel my order?
any one advice where to get iocean x7 premium w/o delays?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 25, 2013, 09:40
I ordered on 12th of June and still waiting. Status says 'processing'. My take from this experience is to order only when they have stocks

bro, may not be true...
my exp with chinapadmall is not so...cos i chk and counter chk with them before order.
they assured me in stock and quantity enough to cater to all orders incl. back log.
i even post a warning in the review but was removed by them....so many will still cont to place orders. sad.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 10:24
Francis, can recommend a good VFM tablet which is not 'difficult' to be sent to singapore?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 25, 2013, 10:45
For tablet, try sim lim square. Walk one round and I think you can find plenty of them.

As for phone, I still think getting from a reputable taobao seller and send to vpost.
Payment via alipay and I read that they accept foreign cc for payment like Paypal.
I've not tried paying via cc from alipay.  :P

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 10:53
Guys, I repeat, the iOcean X7 is a very good and valued phone but the demand really outstrips the supply by a huge margin and if you don't have the patience to wait, just cancel the order and select similar specs phones like the Faea 2, Mlais, etc before they too become well known and face similar supply problem! :P

Chinese phones are now beginning to be recognized by other parts of the world, especially by the Indian middle classes who appreciate very good functional phones without paying through their noses.

A batch of 5,000 phones offered to the market will be gone in minutes especially if the brand and model has been recognized as a value for money product!

It took me 3 preorders and a wait of a month before I lay my hands on the X7 youth version!!

Natually, if you order the hi-end ones like Oppo, K900 and the Xplay, you will get them immediately! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 11:11
Another good one on the horizon and this reviewer paid Euro 278 ($458) for it... :P

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/24/green-orange-n1-speed-review/



Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 11:18
anyway thanks for the response. I just ordered a Onda V972 and waiting for shipment. Specs seems good. Resolution of 2048*1536 IPS.

Specs here:
http://www.onda-tablet.com/onda-v972-quad-core-9-7-inch-retina-screen-daul-camera-android-tablet-pc.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 11:35
Oops, forgot to response to your query!!

I was about to suggest this...
http://www.ifive.com.cn/product/pc/3-1-9.html

Anyway, good choice but check with them whether any Bluetooth support or not as I don't see it in their specs! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 14:21
Oops, forgot to response to your query!!

I was about to suggest this...
http://www.ifive.com.cn/product/pc/3-1-9.html

Anyway, good choice but check with them whether any Bluetooth support or not as I don't see it in their specs! :D

no prob. This tablet doesn't have bluetooth. Anyway it's not for me, is for my father to play games or watch movies. So things like GPS or bluetooth are not needed. Now just have to wait for it to arrive and have the stock rom flashed.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 15:07
Okay, if you need movies, let me know! :)

Just for added info, the iFive has the RK 3188 soc chip which is faster than the standard ones and it clocks up to 1.8 GHz !! ;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 15:19
Okay, if you need movies, let me know! :)

Just for added info, the iFive has the RK 3188 soc chip which is faster than the standard ones and it clocks up to 1.8 GHz !! ;)

haha i ordered already.. too late liaoz. The one i ordered comes with A31 chip which I hope is not too shabby. One thing that attracted me to get is the 2048*1536 IPS. Gotta wait for it to arrive before I can give review.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 15:30
Many choices on the way.... :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/25/6-top-quad-core-mt6589-phones-china/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 15:35
Francis, your movies normally is what resolution, size and format huh? I have plenty of movies ranging from 10gb - 40gb which I think is overkill to be played on a 10" tablet.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 25, 2013, 15:38
720P at average 850 Mb and 1080P at 1.3 Gb.

You have to convert your big files into MP4 or MKV packets before they can be played in phones and tablets!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 25, 2013, 16:01
720P at average 850 Mb and 1080P at 1.3 Gb.

You have to convert your big files into MP4 or MKV packets before they can be played in phones and tablets!

hmm.. some of my mkv 1080p movies are around 8-11gb.. wonder where the extra size come from.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 25, 2013, 18:32
i raised a dispute thru Paypal today for my order with Chinapadmall.
Almost immediately my status changed from Processing to Completed!

Looked at my order in detail and discovered they refunded me...maybe they dont like my business.

Back to hunting x7 pre.....anyone know which reliable seller?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 25, 2013, 23:31
http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ad7b6f47f2588189c086079ba&id=c4360925f8&e=72c89e6af9
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 26, 2013, 08:50
bro francis

congrats on your new acquisition :)

do give a review once you are done fiddling with it.

many lads here are waiting.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 26, 2013, 09:17
i raised a dispute thru Paypal today for my order with Chinapadmall.
Almost immediately my status changed from Processing to Completed!

Looked at my order in detail and discovered they refunded me...maybe they dont like my business.

Back to hunting x7 pre.....anyone know which reliable seller?

Bros, pls note. Chinalpadmall deducted US$10.61 "adjustment fee" for the refund!
Why not full refund as they unable to fulfill order?
And they initiated the refund after I raised with Paypal.
Is this normal?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 26, 2013, 09:22
Bros, pls note. Chinalpadmall deducted US$10.61 "adjustment fee" for the refund!
Why not full refund as they unable to fulfill order?
And they initiated the refund after I raised with Paypal.
Is this normal?

maybe lugi on the exchange rate
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 26, 2013, 10:29
Bros, pls note. Chinalpadmall deducted US$10.61 "adjustment fee" for the refund!
Why not full refund as they unable to fulfill order?
And they initiated the refund after I raised with Paypal.
Is this normal?

Think you raise this matter up with PayPal or tell your bank to dispute the charge!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 26, 2013, 10:30
bro francis

congrats on your new acquisition :)

do give a review once you are done fiddling with it.

many lads here are waiting.

Playing around with it now but can't find a way to put in google play store!  any suggestion!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 26, 2013, 12:47
A review on the Umi X2 turbo....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/25/umi-x2-turbo-review/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on June 26, 2013, 15:09
(http://wimages.vr-zone.net/2013/06/leaked-iocean-x8.jpg)
The iOcean X8, which is seen next to the iOcean’s latest handset, the X7 Elite, looks to deliver a humongous 6-inch screen (much like the Galaxy Mega, Huawei Accent Mate, Xperia Z Ultra). Other details about the X8 are not available yet, but from the image, it looks like the X8 will feature a chassis that is more rounded than the X7 Elite.
As one of the six phones launched just yesterday in China, the above-mentioned iOcean X7 Elite features a 5-inch full HD screen, a 1.5Ghz quad-core Mediatek MT6589T chipset, 2 GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 32 GB internal memory. The device also comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


yesh!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 26, 2013, 20:30
(http://wimages.vr-zone.net/2013/06/leaked-iocean-x8.jpg)
The iOcean X8, which is seen next to the iOcean’s latest handset, the X7 Elite, looks to deliver a humongous 6-inch screen (much like the Galaxy Mega, Huawei Accent Mate, Xperia Z Ultra). Other details about the X8 are not available yet, but from the image, it looks like the X8 will feature a chassis that is more rounded than the X7 Elite.
As one of the six phones launched just yesterday in China, the above-mentioned iOcean X7 Elite features a 5-inch full HD screen, a 1.5Ghz quad-core Mediatek MT6589T chipset, 2 GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 32 GB internal memory. The device also comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


yesh!


This could just be the phone I am waiting for!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 26, 2013, 20:48
Yah and by the time the phone arrives another sexier and slimy babe jumps into queue and you wait again!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on June 26, 2013, 20:53
Hahaha, if you can wait for another 3 months, you can wait for the next 6 months. LOL
No end.. get now..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on June 27, 2013, 09:31
that's very true... never ends...

probably the next awaits is the 4G!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 09:43
When 4G comes, 5G will be around the corner and you will still be waiting!!LOL ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on June 27, 2013, 10:45
Huawei want to develope 5G.. what a joke.. SG infra for 4G is not even complete yet
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 27, 2013, 12:41
Hi guys, I intend to buy Lenovo K860i tomorrow in Shanghai. Anyone care to comment on this model?

Wanted to buy iOcean x7 but it seems this model is not popular in Shanghai and couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 12:48
Bro, get the K900 lah.  Sexy, slim and beautiful body, sure to catch a lot of male attention if you put it on the table! ;D

What's more, it very good phone!! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 27, 2013, 13:40
Bro, K900 very expensive leh. $250 more than K860i.  ::)

Bro, get the K900 lah.  Sexy, slim and beautiful body, sure to catch a lot of male attention if you put it on the table! ;D

What's more, it very good phone!! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: buzzmario on June 27, 2013, 13:41
hi does k900 comw with micro sim like of samsung s3? is playstore installed ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 27, 2013, 13:53
Anyone ordered Iocean x7 Elite from Aliexpress? Which seller reliable?
Most say have stock which I doubt so.....but will try my luck there...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 14:05
Bro, K900 very expensive leh. $250 more than K860i.  ::)


I guess if you are on a budget, the K860i will do a good job....but remember, not dual sim!  Non replaceable battery and no SD support!!
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a220m.1000858.1000725.1.jVJfxA&id=21863404528&user_id=188584416&is_b=1&cat_id=2&q=lenovo+k860i+%CA%D6%BB%FA&rn=ddb0cfa69714a406f507ef679443a588
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 14:06
hi does k900 comw with micro sim like of samsung s3? is playstore installed ?

yes for both!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 14:08
Anyone ordered Iocean x7 Elite from Aliexpress? Which seller reliable?
Most say have stock which I doubt so.....but will try my luck there...

Which ever sites you go to, there will be a wait but if you don't need the phone urgently, guess it's better to wait!  If not, as i have pointed out, there are many choices, some cheaper, out there with similar specs and cosmetic look!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 27, 2013, 17:56
By end of the yr they will have 6.8G, IMHO waiting game will nvr end, everyday got new HPs come out, and looks more chio than ever.
If like it, just whack la but careful on resellers, my fren ordered from Chinapadmall waited until sianz and escalate full refund from paypal.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 18:30
The reason I bought the Xplay is because of the Cirus Logic and TI Amp 24/192 DAC built-in.

I pitted it against the AQ Dragonfly, song used was Elton John's Candle in the Wind
MBP>Dragonfly>Grado SR60 headphone>Aiff 44.1- 4 mb file VS Xplay>Grado SR60>flac 24/96-88 mb file
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130627180013612_zps74e2ff90.jpg)[/URL]
Accept for a slight boast of the bass, the Xplay sounded more coherent, cleaner and darker, and slightly more musical!!
Guest not a good comparison since the output from the MBP is not a hi-res file but nevertheless, I am amazed how well the sound was from a hand phone.  Will continue to test further with 24/192 flac files and see where this will lead me to! :)

If you are like me who also cares about good music, then the Xplay is the handphone u should pick! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: coburn on June 27, 2013, 19:20
yes for both!

Hi Francis, K900 uses micro sim but out of the box, it does not come with Google Play or other Google apps.
There are instructions on XDA to install the international ROM for K900 which comes with Google Play.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 27, 2013, 19:44
By end of the yr they will have 6.8G, IMHO waiting game will nvr end, everyday got new HPs come out, and looks more chio than ever.
If like it, just whack la but careful on resellers, my fren ordered from Chinapadmall waited until sianz and escalate full refund from paypal.


Me too with Chinalpadmall...seems this is a bad site to get a MIC phone.
Funny thing is that when I raise a dispute with Paypal, immediately someone responded.
Then even promise me they will send out immediately. Two days later, still no shipment....zzz
Dont know what they up to?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 19:46
Hi Francis, K900 uses micro sim but out of the box, it does not come with Google Play or other Google apps.
There are instructions on XDA to install the international ROM for K900 which comes with Google Play.


Oops, my BAD!

Anyway, putting Google stuff into the phone is quite easy!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on June 27, 2013, 19:56
Me too with Chinalpadmall...seems this is a bad site to get a MIC phone.
Funny thing is that when I raise a dispute with Paypal, immediately someone responded.
Then even promise me they will send out immediately. Two days later, still no shipment....zzz
Dont know what they up to?

escalate it further for a full refund, they are just trying delaying tactics.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 27, 2013, 22:17
Wah francis , new phone every month!

Yes flashing the rom is super super easy.
1) download the rom to phone
2) press some buttons on phone
3) wait for it to install

I think figuring out how to buy the phone from china website takes more effort than learning how to flash!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: sonofdbn on June 27, 2013, 22:47
I bought a Zopo ZP980 at SLS yesterday. I was wandering around and saw it amidst the usual bunch of Samsung lookalikes at a 2nd floor shop just near the escalator that goes to the 3rd floor. I was quite surprised to see a "branded" MIC phone, so I did a bit of Googling, and for $369 it seemed quite reasonable, although it appears there might be more than one version. This one has 1GB RAM and 16GB storage as far as I can tell. It seems to be running stock Android 4.2.1 and has Google Play on it. Comes with two batteries, dual SIM card slots, horrible earphones and apparently a 1 year local warranty. There's also a free cover, although not in stock at the moment.

I got it for my son, so I haven't played with it much, but he does complain that it crashes sometimes while playing Youtube. The resolution is Full HD on a 5 inch screen. It feels a little heavy for its size, and the "buttons" at the bottom are very dim, to the point of being invisible. Perhaps there's a setting I haven't discovered yet for that. Battery life seems good - 15 hours on battery and 70% charge left (but I don't know how much the phone was used).
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 27, 2013, 23:24
Go to settings and see whether any provision to light up the navigation capacitive buttons!

Your's the youth version and for that pricing, it looks okay.

Keep us a run down after a week!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 28, 2013, 09:38
Hi guys, I intend to buy Lenovo K860i tomorrow in Shanghai. Anyone care to comment on this model?

Wanted to buy iOcean x7 but it seems this model is not popular in Shanghai and couldn't find it.
k860i is old model, os 4.0 only, maybe upgrade to 4.2 lag (my note_1 os 4.0 to 4.1 really lag). if you want cheap and good like me get A830 cny 1000 only! or for about another 1000 yuan more, s920
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 28, 2013, 09:40
hi does k900 comw with micro sim like of samsung s3? is playstore installed ?
if i am not wrong, only one sim, and micro sim like 4/4s. play store not installed but can install, but when launch will say bye bye to you, means will quit immediately, same with other lenovo phones
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 10:01
Not so, Bros Coburn and Ralfale will testify that it works on their K900s! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 28, 2013, 10:05
international rom? my china set lenovo A830 can't play store
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on June 28, 2013, 10:06
(https://neypoq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pTxOcSx80Q7B6FjUQZileAd6_9NZLR7AUD3_HIvl0l-4ahkQUd_NhSv45AxNPvObJZkhAgrDbApkgHT3rCdxiovk_scl_Gwe7rByWiemaIKw/IMG_20130627_154637%201.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 10:14
international rom? my china set lenovo A830 can't play store

Try this....
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-10/#download

Go down to download and you will see Android Police Mirror #1-4.  Download #1 and you will be prompted to install....it works on my Xplay!!

Good Luck
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 28, 2013, 11:39
if i am not wrong, only one sim, and micro sim like 4/4s. play store not installed but can install, but when launch will say bye bye to you, means will quit immediately, same with other lenovo phones

K900 use micro sim. 1 slot. As far as i understand, most phone uses micro sim except for iphone5. So if you are coming from phones other than ip5, you are safe.

Yes you are partially right on the play store observation. This happens only for the china rom because it is not registered with google. I believe if you order from websites to ship direct to you, they will come with international rom which are pre-installed with play store. Otherwise, you can request for them to flash for you before sending, or simply flash it yourself. It is very simple. I have playstore on my k900 now, and all the apps i've been using on my previous S3, works on my K900.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: cheapsupps on June 28, 2013, 11:54
Try this....
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-10/#download

Go down to download and you will see Android Police Mirror #1-4.  Download #1 and you will be prompted to install....it works on my Xplay!!

Good Luck
any chance of MO the phone?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 12:05
Best option is get your friends in Hkg or Shenzhen to order direct (cheapest but got to tikum).  Problem with buying from reseller, you have to wait and if the product is hot and they have limited sets to sell.  Another way is to visit Shenzhen and buy from Telco shops in Hwa Qiang Bei Lo! especially those well known brands like Lenovo, Vivo, Huawai, Zopo, Oppo, Xiaomi and a few others.

Brands like iOcean, Xiaochai, Umi, Penquin, Jaiyu, Newman, etc which you need to either order direct or thru' resellers.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 14:09
Was testing the Xplay cam during lunch and this is one sample (untouched) taken inside the Bugis Mall!....

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130628_135405_zps630cd00d.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: 683ekipS on June 28, 2013, 14:56
Just ordered the iOcean X7 Elite from LighTake.com for US$299.99

Hope LighTake will ship it out ASAP.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 15:07
Wish you and everyone who ordered the X7 Elite luck! :)

Would love to see how it fares against my youth version!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 28, 2013, 15:17
Just ordered the iOcean X7 Elite from LighTake.com for US$299.99

Hope LighTake will ship it out ASAP.

Bro, nice to hear u also ordering x7 elite.....
did they cfm hv stock?
all this reseller really pissed me liao...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 17:52
All black K900 on sale now...sexier than before :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/28/32gb-lenovo-k900-black/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 28, 2013, 17:59
!!!!!!!

Still prefer silver, but i want the 32gb!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 18:05
Very pretty phone but sadly overpriced for that kind of specs....
http://www.umeox.com/goods-26.html

Shud have gotten the 32 GB too! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on June 28, 2013, 20:45
Was testing the Xplay cam during lunch and this is one sample (untouched) taken inside the Bugis Mall!....

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130628_135405_zps630cd00d.jpg)[/URL]

the camera is one of xplay's weakest point. hope they can resolve this with their future firmware updates.

hows the battery life for your set?

does the first 15% drop very rapidly?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 21:16
Yes, for the first 10 percentage point but now slow and steady!  Will be trying new camera app to see whether any improvement!

Just loaded in Carol Kidd 24/192 Flac file and the sound that comes out from the Grado is simply marvelous!  Very coherent, clean, quiet and very focus, details are outstanding!  The Dac inside this phone is top notch and really if you are into portable headphile look no further!  The best sounding smartphone currently in the market! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 28, 2013, 23:27
Another cheap and good phone...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/28/faea-f1-penguin-unboxing-video-and-first-impressions/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on June 28, 2013, 23:30
Hi Bro,

Can share how u root the phone?
I just bought K860i (stock China phone) today running on Android version 4.2.1
Rooting mainly to install Google Playstore

Thanks.

Wah francis , new phone every month!

Yes flashing the rom is super super easy.
1) download the rom to phone
2) press some buttons on phone
3) wait for it to install

I think figuring out how to buy the phone from china website takes more effort than learning how to flash!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on June 28, 2013, 23:55
Hi Bro,

Can share how u root the phone?
I just bought K860i (stock China phone) today running on Android version 4.2.1
Rooting mainly to install Google Playstore

Thanks.


Is there no international rom with play store for k860? I am not sure, but maybe the rooting method for K900 is different from K860. The files are different for sure. You can check out this if it contains playstore.
http://www.needrom.com/mobile/lenovo-k860i/

For K900, there's this huge thread here with all the information. Everything, including root instruction, are found here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2256075&page=34
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on June 29, 2013, 01:45
!!!!!!!

Still prefer silver, but i want the 32gb!

am very happy with my HTC 64gb , till then a 6" 64gb in Sep/oct
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 29, 2013, 09:27
Try this....
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-10/#download

Go down to download and you will see Android Police Mirror #1-4.  Download #1 and you will be prompted to install....it works on my Xplay!!

Good Luck

Use the above..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 10:46
World's thinnest phone at 5.6mm but the specs are nothing to shout about ! :P  Can consider only if it's a hundred bucks! :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/29/umeox-x5-specification-oled-stock-android/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 11:44
This is the display on my Xplay after flashing the Google stuff.....excellent details but slightly losing out to the Oppo in terms of natural look and richness!....
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/null_zpsb702699c.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 12:14
Watching 'Olympus Has Fallen' on the 5.7" FHD screen is really a joy, couple it with the Bose AE2W bluetooth headphone, the combination is deadly..... ;D
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/null_zps0df3c260.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on June 30, 2013, 19:10
Am I missing something?

Ordering a MIC phone using Taobao agent is much much cheaper and safer.

Only 5% markup while reseller markup at least US$100! and their service like nuts! excuse me!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 19:48
So did u manage to a snare the Elite X7!

Anyone for that matter!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 21:02
Hooked my Xplay via OTG to my USB HDD containing BR MKV Hong Kong movies and it plays beautifully and the PQ is sharp, 1080p! :)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130630205407960_zpsc8e9d2b1.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 21:12
Another MKV ffile from the HDD via OTG!  Can anyone guess what movie is the scene extracted from..... ::)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG20130630210740460_zpsf30c09fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kMan on June 30, 2013, 21:33
Dragon Tiger Gate.... ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 21:47
Spot on! :)

Have to find a way to have DTS supported in the MX Player app! :P

Guys, get a phone with OTG and you would be pleasantly surprised what added values it will give you! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on June 30, 2013, 23:00
After having xplay,how would you rate back the x7 among the Chinese phone?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on June 30, 2013, 23:31
No comparison, the Xplay although more expensive excels in all department vs the X7 Youth version.  The advantages the latter have are dual SIM, replaceable battery and SD support!

1.  Speed
2.  Smooth and slick navigation
3.  Excellent PQ on a larger screen.  5.7" is sight to behold
4.  Solid construction and look expensive, thin and light for its size.
5.  Supports OTG and NFC
6.  Gestures and motion UI
7.  Superb SQ on their 24/192 built-in DAC.  This alone is worth the cost of the phone!  Can stand toe to toe against those under $600 portable headphone amp!
8.  What are you waiting for ;D

But I have to say that at $200, the X7 youth is the most value for money phone with very respectable specs and hardware!  The Elite model would be better, especially with OTG, and shud rank very high in the desirable item list!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Bugger on July 01, 2013, 08:19
Yea Francis, I may be getting the X7 elite. I will know for sure when the phone comes back these 2 days.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 01, 2013, 08:35
Yea Francis, I may be getting the X7 elite. I will know for sure when the phone comes back these 2 days.

Bro. Where u going to order the x7? Only need 2 days? I have been waiting for more than 2 weeks and stil haven't even seen the tracking no....zzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 10:57
For those Bros who have received the X7 Elite, pls share where u get it from!  Good stuff must be shared! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on July 01, 2013, 11:35
bro francis

check your settings -> more settings -> location.

disable everything there. it improves battery life quite alot :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Bugger on July 01, 2013, 12:07
actually I went through a friend who asked his china colleague to order (I think from the iocean website). I was told that the phone was purchased but I will only receive the phone either on Tuesday or Wednesday when he is back from china.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 12:40
Another phone to look forward to....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/06/30/uniscope-xc2-w1231-specifications/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 13:08
bro francis

check your settings -> more settings -> location.

disable everything there. it improves battery life quite alot :)
yah, my gps is always off unless i intend to use it.  this is one of those bad battery drainers :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 21:41
You want a big tablet, cheap and powerful! :)

Here...http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/01/voyo-a15-worlds-most-powerful-11-6-inch-tablet/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on July 01, 2013, 22:10
For those Bros who have received the X7 Elite, pls share where u get it from!  Good stuff must be shared! ;D

I cancelled my order. Raised complaint through Paypal and got full refund. Quite skeptical to order another phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 22:17
I agree especially those models that are in big demand!  Resellers will have little stock on hand and they don't want to lose bookings! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 22:43
Anyone interested in the Lenovo K900 can contact Bro Bugger!  He told me that he finds the phone too big and looking for 5 incher instead! 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on July 01, 2013, 22:55
Haha everyone who have seen my phone finds it big.

However the more I use it,  the more I find it small!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 23:02
My Xplay is even bigger but I find it okay but I still prefer my Oppo 5 incher which I think is the most appropriate size on my hand, that's why the manufacturers now have all come out with 5 inchers first! :)

How I wish Apple would come out with one! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on July 01, 2013, 23:13
No doubt, i also think 5" is more suitable and handy. Especially for 1 hand operation.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 01, 2013, 23:19
Now, my eyes are on the big tablet Voyo A15 at 1399 RmB! :)

Cheap and very good specs!

http://www.myvoyo.com/chanpin/pingban/2013/56.shtml
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 01, 2013, 23:28
I cancelled my order. Raised complaint through Paypal and got full refund. Quite skeptical to order another phone.
Bro. Which reseller?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kevtomin on July 02, 2013, 07:26
Bro. Which reseller?

Antelife
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 02, 2013, 08:39
This is really a joke..
After i raised a case and escalated with Paypal, Chinapadmall quickly provided a tracking no. with Singpost.
Its been 3 days and its still "items not found" when I checked at Singpost website.
Ive been asking for full refund but it just seems so hard to do just that.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 02, 2013, 08:58
My experiences so far with ChinaPadMall.com - so far ..........

Ordered 13th May
Raised a dispute in Paypal 22nd June
Provide me a tracking no (via Singpost through HongKong) on 24th June
Call up Singpost 1st July on the shipment and was told product yet to reach SGP & need to check with the sender instead.

Yesterday communicated throu paypal again to ChinaPadMall.com asking exactly when will they send out the physical product.
Now waiting for their official reply...........

Lousy experience so far - will not order from them again .
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 02, 2013, 09:09
My experiences so far with ChinaPadMall.com - so far ..........

Ordered 13th May
Raised a dispute in Paypal 22nd June
Provide me a tracking no (via Singpost through HongKong) on 24th June
Call up Singpost 1st July on the shipment and was told product yet to reach SGP & need to check with the sender instead.

Yesterday communicated throu paypal again to ChinaPadMall.com asking exactly when will they send out the physical product.
Now waiting for their official reply...........

Lousy experience so far - will not order from them again .



Bro,   we are in the same predicament.....zzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 02, 2013, 18:02
MediaTek… Who would have thought that the chipsets made by this company would come to power almost every up and coming Smartphone made in China, and that the biggest brands such as Sony would also be using its products in their own low-cost phones. Enough of that… So the latest reports from Taiwan say that MediaTek is getting ready to launch their first… Hold your breath… 8-core chipset, by the end of July!

Now we aren’t really having a hard time believing this bit of news as MediaTek’s octa-core chipset plans date back to 2012, with the project taking a back seat for the new LTE chipset that the company was working on. Well, it seems that the octa-core chip is real and will probably amaze us with its efficiency and combined (8-core) performance.

MediaTek MT6592 Chipset specs:

8 x ARM Cortex A7 CPU
CPU Clock Speed Up To 2 GHz
28nm Manufacturing Process
Leaked AnTuTu benchmark scores from last year put the performance of the 8-core development chipset at 30,000 (higher), putting it in league with the Snapdragon 800 SoC. The report also says that while the first batch of processors will be ready by the end of July (so that OEMs can use it for development of future devices), mass production should begin in November, with a December release for the first Chinese super-phones based on the new 8-core wonder. Exciting times ahead!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 02, 2013, 18:07
soon we're going to have 4K recording...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 02, 2013, 23:12
...and you are still waiting ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 03, 2013, 10:07
Bro Francis, if you are in china now would you be able to help me pick up a few of the handphone stand?
Those you can stick to the back of the phone so you can place the phone on the table and watch movie?
Let me see if I can link the taobao item.

This one if you can find
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.110.8CZKST&id=25847224651

Or this will do as well.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.352.UrIWCE&id=18779177250

Can help me get 5pcs?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on July 03, 2013, 10:26
Bro Francis, if you are in china now would you be able to help me pick up a few of the handphone stand?
Those you can stick to the back of the phone so you can place the phone on the table and watch movie?
Let me see if I can link the taobao item.

This one if you can find
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.110.8CZKST&id=25847224651

Or this will do as well.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.352.UrIWCE&id=18779177250

Can help me get 5pcs?

Actually you can just go 'Holiday Plaza' at JB, plentiful there.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 03, 2013, 10:33
Bro Francis, if you are in china now would you be able to help me pick up a few of the handphone stand?
Those you can stick to the back of the phone so you can place the phone on the table and watch movie?
Let me see if I can link the taobao item.

This one if you can find
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.110.8CZKST&id=25847224651

Or this will do as well.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.352.UrIWCE&id=18779177250

Can help me get 5pcs?

okay, I will look around!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 03, 2013, 17:42
4.7" screen and they call it mini ???
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/03/nubia-z5-mini-to-launch-mid-july/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on July 03, 2013, 18:36
Has anyone had positive experience ordering a PRC phone with a taobao agent?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 03, 2013, 23:39
Has anyone had positive experience ordering a PRC phone with a taobao agent?

cheaper? better?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on July 04, 2013, 07:09
cheaper? better?

More importantly is the agent reliable? did the phone come delivered in the stated estimated time? payment seamless?
it seems most online sites are so unreliable that finding one that will get the product to Singapore will be quite a gem.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 04, 2013, 07:15
I think the problem is stocks. Most of the latest popular phone like iocean and umi are in shortage.
Demand is too high and they are not enough to cater the high demand. That's why they can't deliver as promised.
You can either wait for the phone later when they become available again or pre-order for a new model.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 04, 2013, 10:35
Will be going to Hwa Qiang Bei Lo tomorrow and see what's the Telco shops have in store for me!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 04, 2013, 10:36
Still buying ?? I thought you already have at least 3 of them. LOL

Will be going to Hwa Qiang Bei Lo tomorrow and see what's the Telco shops have in store for me!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 04, 2013, 10:49
Look see look see!  Who knows! :)

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kitaeshi on July 04, 2013, 11:36
huaqiangbei lot of vendor selling overprice stuff.. they mark up very high when they know u r not local....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 04, 2013, 18:33
Yes! Finally got my phone root with a simple apk. Hassle free.
Now I got my google store installed and rooted. The final task would be making the GPS works.

Neken also going to release the n6 which is also have the same specs as iocean elite. 2gb and 32gb. For only 1299rmb. Should be another good contender.
Te support from the company had been good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on July 05, 2013, 11:30
Bro FW, just updating OPPO firmware...now ver 130609..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on July 05, 2013, 12:23
Hi n3wk1d, can share how to root and install google store? Thanks

Yes! Finally got my phone root with a simple apk. Hassle free.
Now I got my google store installed and rooted. The final task would be making the GPS works.

Neken also going to release the n6 which is also have the same specs as iocean elite. 2gb and 32gb. For only 1299rmb. Should be another good contender.
Te support from the company had been good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 05, 2013, 16:03
I repeat!  For Play Store, this works on my Xplay and it shud work on all Android..
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-10/#download

Under download Police Mirror #1-4, download #1 and it will prompt you to install, just follow the instructions... :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 05, 2013, 16:11
No change at Hwa Qiang Bei Lo, no stores selling those phones that we sort after! ::)  Ask the Sales guys and show them my iOcean, they countered and asked me whether this is an American phone!!  Ask them how much they are willing to pay for it, they said shud be around 3,000 rmb!!  They didn't believe me when I said that the phone is local and manufactured in Shenzhen!! :oLOL

Only well known local brands are available...Lenovo, Vivo, Goolpad, Huawei, Oppo, Zopo on sale!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 05, 2013, 16:31
I'm using the updates issued by the community of Neken, which was engaged by the manufacturer.
Just 2 small updates and it does magic.
If you are using Neken phone as well then I can forward you the download link, if your phone is not from the same manufacturer then I'm not sure if it would work on your phone.
Basically they are a framework of google service and the other is Play store apk.
As for the root, my service pack only about 2MB. So it takes less than a minute to root it. Well done to Neken team.
There's another update for the GPS to work, I'll download it tonight and try out.

Hi n3wk1d, can share how to root and install google store? Thanks

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 06, 2013, 01:11
Bro FW, just updating OPPO firmware...now ver 130609..

Bro, I am on 629 already.  Apparently, there was a number bugs in 609 and they took it off and replaced with 629!  So far, so good!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: XNoneleftX on July 06, 2013, 03:06
It looks nice.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on July 06, 2013, 09:22
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-hands-lg-optimus-g-pro

Scroll to the bottom comparison chart you will kind some info on k900 suggesting it will have Micro SD support. If even hwz says so, maybe really have new international version coming. Stay tuned for those waiting for this.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 06, 2013, 12:36
Bros, finally got my Iocean x7 Elite....
Great great phone..
Flashed to a new rom...everything is great.
cheers!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: epi_curean on July 06, 2013, 12:38
Bros, finally got my Iocean x7 Elite....
Great great phone..
Flashed to a new rom...everything is great.
cheers!

Please share where you bought it from, many of us are keen as well.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 06, 2013, 13:12
Bros, finally got my Iocean x7 Elite....
Great great phone..
Flashed to a new rom...everything is great.
cheers!

Congrats.   Love to compare yours with Youth's n see how big the difference is!!

Pls let us know how u get it!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 06, 2013, 13:27
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-hands-lg-optimus-g-pro

Scroll to the bottom comparison chart you will kind some info on k900 suggesting it will have Micro SD support. If even hwz says so, maybe really have new international version coming. Stay tuned for those waiting for this.

IDA > 2/32Gb > micro > 64gbmax > Sep> $12xx
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Bugger on July 06, 2013, 16:00
I am supposed to have the x7 elite but when I checked the phone status, it says x7 only. Anyone knows how to check. Francis, i will bring the phone over to your place in the evening early next week to compare. Btw, I am not the person selling the k900 whom Francis mentioned.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on July 06, 2013, 16:31
IDA > 2/32Gb > micro > 64gbmax > Sep> $12xx

Peng you have insider info ah?  :)
$12xx not cheap leh.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on July 06, 2013, 16:33
Those sitting on the fence,  more reason to continue waiting :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/02/mediatek-mt6592-8-core-processors-coming-by-the-end-of-june/

The MT6592 chip will be made up of 8 Cortex-A7, 28nm processor clocked at a frequency of up to 2Ghz! Early tests have the 8 core MT6592 scoring up to 30,000 points in Antutu which is more than Samsung’s 8 core Exynos 5410 processor.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 06, 2013, 18:43
I am supposed to have the x7 elite but when I checked the phone status, it says x7 only. Anyone knows how to check. Francis, i will bring the phone over to your place in the evening early next week to compare. Btw, I am not the person selling the k900 whom Francis mentioned.

Use Antutu benchmark, score must be over 12000 and speed 1500+ MHz.!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ozan_sde on July 06, 2013, 19:44
anyone in this forum selling their xiaomi m2s?
got umix2 last week, but my eyes cant catch up with 5" display.. lol..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 06, 2013, 19:53
Are u kidding!  5" FHD vs 4.3" HDR! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 06, 2013, 20:06
Congrats.   Love to compare yours with Youth's n see how big the difference is!!

Pls let us know how u get it!

nice, finally someone in SG has the elite verson. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 06, 2013, 20:16
Peng you have insider info ah?  :)
$12xx not cheap leh.
When I receive mine will let you know :-X
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Bugger on July 06, 2013, 20:45
Francis, I just completed the benchmark test. score and speed test passed. Thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 06, 2013, 23:45
Great!  Now we can compare the Youth vs the Elite! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 00:03
My x7 elite per full charge cannot last me a day...lucky it comes with two batt
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 00:06
Use Battery Doctor when u close out to save minutes!  How to you find it over-all!  ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 00:16
Great phone!
Only thing is not enuf Roms

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 00:21
Elite comes with 2GB, right!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 00:23
Yes 2/32 gb
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 00:24
My God, that's the standard now!  How much more do you want! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 07, 2013, 00:26
My x7 elite per full charge cannot last me a day...lucky it comes with two batt

battery is the 3000mah ones?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 00:28
2000mah
I didn't get 3000mah cos its thicker
This phone is sexy slim....don't want to make it fat
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 00:32
Bro, u want it slim and sexy, u want it fast and u want it to last n last! ::).   Come on!  Give yourself a break ;D

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 00:36
Bro, I don't blame the phone at all....
It's batt life can still be optimise eg. a better ROM or kernel or tweaks which is lacking now
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 00:38
Best to root it with a good third party rom then...good luck :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ridz on July 07, 2013, 03:41
Managed to get an Iocean7 Y from a friend in Shenzen. Trying out their front and back camera. In comparison to IPhone 4S their camera is not as sharp or clear. Front camera contrast very low, can barely see my face whereas the iPhone is quite clear. I wonder whether did I get "lemon" for the front camera or my standard too high for a $250 phone ...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 07, 2013, 04:29
Lenovo A830 1.2GHz ~13,000~
battery 2250mAh long lasting
rear camera when take street lamp got line
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 09:13
Best to root it with a good third party rom then...good luck :)

I immediately flashed Iocean Optimised V2 Rom when i got it...
Not sure this is the first problem of my x7 elite...
im unable to activate the rear camera...only the front stays active.
installed some 3rd party camera apps also cant take picture with the rear camera.
not sure is a s/w problems or hardware problem now..
any bros any advice?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 07, 2013, 10:11
Disappointing!  ::)

manage to go into Facoriry Test Mode(power off/power button+vol dwn), the rear(main) camera test Failed!

front camera test ok.

china QC so bad ah???!!!

haiz....need to pay how much to ship back to reseller har?

got to wait for this phone again?....zzzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on July 07, 2013, 11:23
Bro, I tried already. Google Store was installed but couldn't work.

So I guess need to root?

Any bro can help? The phone is Lenovo K860i bought in Shanghai

Thanks

I repeat!  For Play Store, this works on my Xplay and it shud work on all Android..
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/29/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-10/#download

Under download Police Mirror #1-4, download #1 and it will prompt you to install, just follow the instructions... :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 12:19
Disappointing!  ::)

manage to go into Facoriry Test Mode(power off/power button+vol dwn), the rear(main) camera test Failed!

front camera test ok.

china QC so bad ah???!!!

haiz....need to pay how much to ship back to reseller har?

got to wait for this phone again?....zzzz

Try the factory reset!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 12:20
Bro, I tried already. Google Store was installed but couldn't work.

So I guess need to root?

Any bro can help? The phone is Lenovo K860i bought in Shanghai

Thanks


If mirror 1 cannot work, try mirror # 2.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 12:33
Managed to get an Iocean7 Y from a friend in Shenzen. Trying out their front and back camera. In comparison to IPhone 4S their camera is not as sharp or clear. Front camera contrast very low, can barely see my face whereas the iPhone is quite clear. I wonder whether did I get "lemon" for the front camera or my standard too high for a $250 phone ...

I took this just now on the front camera...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130707_122854_zpsefbabad6.jpg)

Decent but iPhone is better on both front and back!   Chinese phones have not tweak their cameras to best their counterparts but at these pricing, can't complain much! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 12:45
Compare to my Xplay 5 MP front.....
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130707_124048_zpsc9a4fad8.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: andysgp on July 07, 2013, 15:46
Bro, I tried all 4 mirrors. Able to install on the HP but couldn't run the application (Google Store).

Anyone can help?

If mirror 1 cannot work, try mirror # 2.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 19:51
Oops!  Guess u have to go to the Lenovo forum and check with the forum guys!

Hope Bros have gone thru' the process and come out to advise!  Any!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: coburn on July 07, 2013, 20:37
Bro, I tried already. Google Store was installed but couldn't work.

So I guess need to root?

Any bro can help? The phone is Lenovo K860i bought in Shanghai

Thanks


Have you tried xda developer?

I managed to install Google apps on my K900 by going thru the thread in xda developer and installing the international rom for it.
You might be able to find some information there.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 07, 2013, 20:48
Those sitting on the fence,  more reason to continue waiting :D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/02/mediatek-mt6592-8-core-processors-coming-by-the-end-of-june/

The MT6592 chip will be made up of 8 Cortex-A7, 28nm processor clocked at a frequency of up to 2Ghz! Early tests have the 8 core MT6592 scoring up to 30,000 points in Antutu which is more than Samsung’s 8 core Exynos 5410 processor.

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/05/the-g-five-kivu-is-an-8-core-mediatek-mt6592-oppo-find-5-look-a-like/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on July 07, 2013, 21:14
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/05/the-g-five-kivu-is-an-8-core-mediatek-mt6592-oppo-find-5-look-a-like/

Interesting! Should be worth waiting for :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ridz on July 07, 2013, 21:23
I took this just now on the front camera...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG_20130707_122854_zpsefbabad6.jpg)

Decent but iPhone is better on both front and back!   Chinese phones have not tweak their cameras to best their counterparts but at these pricing, can't complain much! ::)

Nice shot..Overall the iocean7  is quite good for the price I paid. I guess they just need to do a bit more tweaking in term of the QC before the world revert to MiC cos phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 07, 2013, 21:45
Wait until u watch a 720P or 1080P movie on it, u will be more impressed what this cheap phone can ditch out!  At this price, no other phone can match it's over-all prowess! :)

Let's see how long this phone will last, the test of Chinese's quality control and manufacturing process! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 08, 2013, 08:50
Wait until u watch a 720P or 1080P movie on it, u will be more impressed what this cheap phone can ditch out!  At this price, no other phone can match it's over-all prowess! :)

Let's see how long this phone will last, the test of Chinese's quality control and manufacturing process! :)

Yes, my x7 elite has a bad main camera right out of the box!
saw the QC cert when i first opened the box......zzz
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: agnoxis on July 08, 2013, 09:32
I might be going China this week, just wondering where would be a good place in Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Beijing to pick up the iOcean X7 Youth. Seems like there are a lot of horror stories with regards to shipment delays; I am only there for a few days so I'd much rather avoid this by just picking up the phone directly. Any place where it doesn't sell for that much more of a premium compared to online? Or is local shipping much better than China > SG?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 08, 2013, 09:35
May not be the hardware fault. Try to do a reset back to factory setting.
It may be just some bugs on the firmware.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 08, 2013, 13:20
May not be the hardware fault. Try to do a reset back to factory setting.
It may be just some bugs on the firmware.


Hi all! yes, flashed the latest official rom and now the main camera works like a charm..
All is well.........
BTW, anyone can give me a heads up for a MIUI rom for the elite? thks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 08, 2013, 14:03
Glad to know that everything is a Okay now! :D

Still using the stock rom so cannot help you there.  Guess you have to go to their forum and seek help on MIUI or get other third party ROM!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 08, 2013, 14:33
You want smaller and sexy phones!....here they are....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/07/top-10-chinese-android-phones-measuring-less-than-5-inch/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 08, 2013, 17:18
Glad to know that everything is a Okay now! :D

Still using the stock rom so cannot help you there.  Guess you have to go to their forum and seek help on MIUI or get other third party ROM!

Thanks bro...btw x7 elite is OTG capable out-of-the-box.

Tried it and it reads all my thump drives.

As for the Youth version, someone has also make a patch for OTG.....thot u may like to know..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 08, 2013, 17:23
Tks.  I m gonna leave it as it is.  For OTG, I will leave it to my Xplay.

On OTG, you can stream high bit rates MKV files but you can't store them in your phone!

Enjoy
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 08, 2013, 17:30
this for the x7
http://www.needrom.com/mobile/iocean-x7-12/
after coming to 2 months of use , 2 out of 3 sets I have of the X7 need to send back :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 08, 2013, 20:01
someone selling bnib iocean x7 elite in HWZ  ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 08, 2013, 20:23
How much is he selling ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 08, 2013, 21:00
How much is he selling ?

saw it in HWZ, around 388
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on July 08, 2013, 22:42
Hi all! yes, flashed the latest official rom and now the main camera works like a charm..
All is well.........
BTW, anyone can give me a heads up for a MIUI rom for the elite? thks

any idea where to flash this rom?  my GPS is not really working!!

thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 08, 2013, 23:13
So far none Chinese phone works well on their gps, including mine.
Although they claimed fixed the GPS module and firmware but I tired and it can't position at all.

So, I guess if you need a GPS better think twice of using a Chinese phone as a GPS device..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: insanelin on July 08, 2013, 23:41
So far none Chinese phone works well on their gps, including mine.
Although they claimed fixed the GPS module and firmware but I tired and it can't position at all.

So, I guess if you need a GPS better think twice of using a Chinese phone as a GPS device..

I have a dedicated gps in my car.  It's just that I am itchy backside so wanted to try the GPS app.  Thanks for your reply!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 09, 2013, 08:29
saw it in HWZ, around 388

yes, thats the one.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 09, 2013, 08:32
any idea where to flash this rom?  my GPS is not really working!!

thanks

Go to the official website www.iocean.cc
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 09, 2013, 08:51
So far none Chinese phone works well on their gps, including mine.
Although they claimed fixed the GPS module and firmware but I tired and it can't position at all.

So, I guess if you need a GPS better think twice of using a Chinese phone as a GPS device..

i hv managed to get a lock on with my x7 elite with some tweaks.

infact, i downloaded Waze and it worked right.

i maybe wrong, but i think its both a hardware n s/w issues.

ive so far flashed a few diff roms and i tested the GPS.

one rom in particular im able to tweak the gps settings and its does work as well as my S2.

but i notice the max sats i get to lock on is only 4. so i guess the gps module is pretty weak.

compared to my Garmin, i need a gd clear sky to acheive a lock on while my garmin i can get it even indoor near a window.

do a search in youtube...there are a few hardware improvement guides.

nonetheless, i must still say the iocean x7 is still a great phone.

ohh yes, the batt life has improve after a few cycle....i get abt 5% per hour w/o battery aids.




Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 09, 2013, 08:53
I've pre-order a neken n6. Currently going for 1299cny.
Comes with 1/16, as the 2/32 would be available later.
Information available at www.neken.cn

http://www.neken.cn/n6.php?id=25
(http://www.neken.cn/upload/Image/2013070117370212727.png)
基本参数
CPU频率四核1.5GHz
CPU型号MTK6589T
GPUPowerVR SGX544
键盘类型虚拟QWERTY键盘
输入方式触控
系统最新Android4.2
 
容量
内存1GB/2G
高速闪存16GB/32GB

网络
网络制式标准版:WCDMA/GSM
 
网络频率2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
 3G:WCDMA 2100MHz
 
数据业务GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+ (42.2Mbps)
GPSYGPS+AGPS
蓝牙蓝牙4.0,蓝牙HID
WIFIWIFI Direct
电池
容量2000mAh 可换锂离子聚合物电池
屏幕
屏幕尺寸5.0英寸
屏幕材质全视角IPS屏幕
分辨率1920x1080像素
触摸屏电容屏、多点触控
拍照
后置摄像头1300万像素
前置摄像头500万像素(支持1080p 摄像)
传感器类型背照式2代CMOS
闪光灯LED闪光灯
光圈F2.2大光圈
连拍功能最高连拍99张
ISO感光模式支持可选
测光模式支持可选
白平衡支持可选
对焦方式支持可选
对焦区域10cm,支持可选
自动对焦支持
拍摄风格支持可选
拍摄场景支持可选
其它性能零快门延迟、人脸识别、高动态范围(HDR)、陀螺仪辅助对焦、
 手持夜景防抖、实时滤镜
照片分辨率最大支持4128*3096像素照片拍摄
摄像
视频拍摄1080p (1920x1080)高清摄像
 
其它陀螺仪辅助防抖
HDR 实时录像
多媒体播放
音乐播放支持mp3、acc、asf、amr等格式
视频播放支持1080p (1920x1080,30帧/秒)视频播放
 支持mp4、3GP、MOV、MPEG、MKV、FLV等格式
图片播放支持JPEG、PNG、GIF、BMP等格式
Flash播放支持
收音机支持
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 09, 2013, 10:06
Guys, Mediatek chip has been reported to be poor as far as GPS functions are concerned, that's why, they are cheap to produce and used by most phone manufacturers!  :-[

Better specs phones will be out in the near horizon, enjoy what you have now and upgrade later! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 09, 2013, 10:10
Yeah man, hopefully I can tong till year end and get 8 core?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: akdwivedi on July 09, 2013, 11:25
has anyone used zopo c2. hows the performance of the c2 versus iocean.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 09, 2013, 12:15
os 4.3 or 5 coming
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 09, 2013, 12:24
I think basically they are almost identical on hardware, the main concern is how good the development team react to feedback from user group.
As far as I'm concern, the feedback from user have to be taking in consideration for their bug fix.
I recognised there are bugs on all of them, but they are there to fix them. This is the most important part.

I'm going back to Neken as I find the user group and the development team had update the bug fixing quite promptly.
Though official ROM not release as often, but when they issue official ROM all the bugs and enhancement would be taking in.

It just depends on which hardware you fancy the most, other wise just get the most valuable to your budget.

Zopo even setup a shop at Amazon USA, how bad can they be ?   8)

Zopo at Amazon USA (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CHXO6A8/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&condition=all&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=ebargaingreat-20)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OKewps4yL._SY300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CHXO6A8/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&condition=all&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=ebargaingreat-20)
has anyone used zopo c2. hows the performance of the c2 versus iocean.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 09, 2013, 12:36
still waiting for Oppo 7
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 09, 2013, 12:50
Guys, at the upper price point of S$600 and above, the best phone now is the Vivo Xplay!

Full HD on a 5.7" screen is awesome with stereo speakers!
Hi-Res files thru' the built in DAC is awesome - beats my MBP > Dragonfly - this alone is well worth the price of the phone
OTG allows interaction with PC peripherals and streaming even from HDD
NFC
Navigation is slick and smooth and fast

At this moment, this is hard to beat!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: agnoxis on July 09, 2013, 12:52
Appreciate if someone can answer my query.

===

I might be going China this week, just wondering where would be a good place in Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Beijing to pick up the iOcean X7 Youth. Seems like there are a lot of horror stories with regards to shipment delays; I am only there for a few days so I'd much rather avoid this by just picking up the phone directly. Any place where it doesn't sell for that much more of a premium compared to online? Or is local shipping much better than China > SG?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 09, 2013, 13:04
Not sure how fluent is your chinese, for me I will order from one of the taobao seller and ask them to deliver to my hotel. (If I'm in shenhen or Guangzhou)
Use the 到付。Which mean the courier guy would collect the money from you when he deliver the item to you.
I tried that when I'm at my Guangzhou trip. Good luck.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.21.6BajZo&id=17840797949
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.27.6BajZo&id=20147063710
Try to use ShunFeng, more reliable.

Appreciate if someone can answer my query.

===

I might be going China this week, just wondering where would be a good place in Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Beijing to pick up the iOcean X7 Youth. Seems like there are a lot of horror stories with regards to shipment delays; I am only there for a few days so I'd much rather avoid this by just picking up the phone directly. Any place where it doesn't sell for that much more of a premium compared to online? Or is local shipping much better than China > SG?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 09, 2013, 13:09
Appreciate if someone can answer my query.

===

I might be going China this week, just wondering where would be a good place in Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Beijing to pick up the iOcean X7 Youth. Seems like there are a lot of horror stories with regards to shipment delays; I am only there for a few days so I'd much rather avoid this by just picking up the phone directly. Any place where it doesn't sell for that much more of a premium compared to online? Or is local shipping much better than China > SG?

Last week, I approached most of the telco retail shops at Hwa Qiang Bei Lo (Shenzhen) and ask them whether they stock domestic phones other than the well known brands like Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo, Coolpad, Xiaomi, THL, Meizu,etc.

I asked for iOcean!  They replied: is it American brand! ;D
I showed them my iOcean!  They remarked: Wah, you're not pulling our legs, China where got this brand ::)
Then I asked them whether they heard of XiaoCai, Umi, Neken, Green Orange, Penquin, iBest, Jaiyu, etc etc!  They scratched their heads and replied, never heard of them!! :'(

Bro, the only way you can get hold of iOcean is thru' on line resellers and direct from the manufacturer.  My advice is go direct thru' friends in China.  There are many choices and most of them are on par with iOcean, some even better!

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 09, 2013, 16:13
show them the official phone webpage from your phone
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 09, 2013, 19:49
want a 6.5"

(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/orient-phone-mega-6.5.jpg)

Just take a look at what the OrientPhone Mega 6.5 has to offer! a 6.5-inch 1080p display, 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front, Android 4.2.1, 3150mAh battery and stylus!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 09, 2013, 22:14
This is also a very good Mega phone! :D
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/07/goophone-s4-mega-better-hardware-than-original-samsung-galaxy-mega-6-3/#comment-2430
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 10, 2013, 01:12
what about inew?:
I6000 6.5" Full HD MTK6589T 1.5Ghz CPU 1+16GB 3.2+13.0M camera

‎01‎:‎11 Shenzhen, China
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 13:08
You have the Youth, followed by the Elite and now u have the Plus! :P

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/09/iocean-x7-plus-16gb-brings-the-youth-phone-to-almost-premium-spec/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: dream88sg on July 10, 2013, 13:40
Hi n3wk1d

Is ShunFeng the delivery or the shop?

Thanks


Hi
Not sure how fluent is your chinese, for me I will order from one of the taobao seller and ask them to deliver to my hotel. (If I'm in shenhen or Guangzhou)
Use the 到付。Which mean the courier guy would collect the money from you when he deliver the item to you.
I tried that when I'm at my Guangzhou trip. Good luck.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.21.6BajZo&id=17840797949
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.27.6BajZo&id=20147063710
Try to use ShunFeng, more reliable.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 10, 2013, 14:02
It's the courier company.
Get in touch with the taobao seller customer service, ask if they have "现货“ ready stock.

Hi n3wk1d

Is ShunFeng the delivery or the shop?

Thanks


Hi
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 10, 2013, 21:25
Finally ....... after so many email + paypal dispute + threaten +  %$^%$@&^

Today finally receive the package.

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202222_zps069c0eef.jpg)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202621_zps6c0c3eea.jpg)(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202858_zps707ea13e.jpg)

A question - need urgently all the mic smartphone guru help here.
Suppose to be UMI X2 Advance  2GB Ram + 32GB Rom + MT6589T chip
Agreed to replace with iOcenan X7 Premium  2GB Ram + 32GB Rom + MT6589T chip

But think I kanna "SNOOK" - cause think mine is not the said model.
How to check ? I only manage to only get this screen - memory doesn't telly, right ?
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_203815_zps80ea9777.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 10, 2013, 21:55
Congrats on getting your unit finally, you can go to the about section to check the details on chipset.
But the ROM seems a little to me.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 10, 2013, 22:00
Finally ....... after so many email + paypal dispute + threaten +  %$^%$@&^

Today finally receive the package.

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202222_zps069c0eef.jpg)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202621_zps6c0c3eea.jpg)(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_202858_zps707ea13e.jpg)

A question - need urgently all the mic smartphone guru help here.
Suppose to be UMI X2 Advance  2GB Ram + 32GB Rom + MT6589T chip
Agreed to replace with iOcenan X7 Premium  2GB Ram + 32GB Rom + MT6589T chip

But think I kanna "SNOOK" - cause think mine is not the said model.
How to check ? I only manage to only get this screen - memory doesn't telly, right ?
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_203815_zps80ea9777.jpg)


Your Total Ram is the same as my X7 Youth Version which is 1.48GB
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 10, 2013, 22:02
Congrats finally your patience pd off. Enjoy your hp.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kMan on July 10, 2013, 22:08
Guys, at the upper price point of S$600 and above, the best phone now is the Vivo Xplay!

Full HD on a 5.7" screen is awesome with stereo speakers!
Hi-Res files thru' the built in DAC is awesome - beats my MBP > Dragonfly - this alone is well worth the price of the phone
OTG allows interaction with PC peripherals and streaming even from HDD
NFC
Navigation is slick and smooth and fast

At this moment, this is hard to beat!! :)

Hi Francis, you mean the phone thru OTG can power your HDD and stream movies? Or you need a separate power source to power your HDD?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 22:14
Use Antutu benchmark, score must be over 12000 and speed 1500+ MHz.!

As explained a couple of posts earlier!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 22:17
Hi Francis, you mean the phone thru OTG can power your HDD and stream movies? Or you need a separate power source to power your HDD?

Yes but must be active HDD (powered by cable), not passive (power from USB)!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 10, 2013, 22:19
Using Antutu benchmark Apps

Score = 14608

CPU Freq => 497.25 ~ 1508.0 MHz
Memory Size = 1513.3MB
RAM Size = 1968.9MB

Memory size = ROM ??

So how - got kanna "CON" or not ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 22:37
Below gpu u can see the clock speed, shud over 1500 MHz x 4 ( 1080x1920)!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 10, 2013, 22:42
Below gpu u can see the clock speed, shud over 1500 MHz x 4 ( 1080x1920)!!

OIC - CPU freq : 1508 MHz (x4).

What I don't understand is why the phone memory size so small ???
Suppose to be 32GB, right ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 22:48
Go to info and check whether they include an SD card inside!

So far, the ram and clock speed is okay!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 10, 2013, 22:54
I think the merchant won't cheat on this lah.
From the CPU reading all seems right.
Enjoy your new toy.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 10, 2013, 22:58
In the Antutu benchmark info tab.

Memory size = 1513.3 MB
RAM Size = 1968.9 MB
SD Size = 1323.0 MB  (although I've yet to put in any micro SD card).

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_230351_zps134f7df2.jpg)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_230145_zps0f0e3877.jpg)(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/20130710_230250_zps0583020f.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 10, 2013, 23:07
Think they short u on the rom! :P. Email them and ask for a 32GB SD for replacement!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 10, 2013, 23:58
Another question : I just tried to put on the provided screen protector ..........  hand like leg ...........  screw up big time  :-X

Usually, you guys DIY ?  Any one of you guys tried paying for those selling screen protector to do it for you before ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 08:07
You should try to use a software call snowpea ;D snapPea or something, so you could connect your phone to your pc and do screen capture on your screen instead of needed another device to capture it.
It also backup your apps and contacts.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 08:29
Thanks n3wk1d.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 09:42
Another question : I just tried to put on the provided screen protector ..........  hand like leg ...........  screw up big time  :-X

Usually, you guys DIY ?  Any one of you guys tried paying for those selling screen protector to do it for you before ??
Why use a screen protector and spoil the clarity n color !!  I have always used raw no protection!:-D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 10:22
No problem.
Here's the link to the software.

http://www.snappea.com/

Thanks n3wk1d.


Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 11, 2013, 15:29
i using google maps 7.0.0 from baidu app store
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 15:35
my X7 come already rooted (cause it has play store + look a little bit like samsung UI).

But think it is a little bit unstable .............   :-X :-[

When opening up the play store, keep auto jumping into the individual apps & unable to remain still at the apps list  :'( :'(

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 16:02
I think it's best to install the apps to check if its really rooted.
May not have full root.

Best is to wait for the development team from iocean to come out with the updates so it would be hassle free.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 16:09
Delete or uninstall the other stock chinese app for app downloading! 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 11, 2013, 17:28
bro tane...congrats!

im also having the x7 elite.

my info for storage space Total sapce is 26.77GB

your one is not 32GB i think...but Cpu and ram are ok...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Iocean x7 Elite on July 11, 2013, 17:44
Hi, a bro here directed me to this wonderful forum.

Ive a brand new Iocean x7 elite to let go....rooted and playstore

Looking at $400 up.

thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 17:47
LOL, first post and looking to sell your phone at that price ?
Good luck.

Hi, a bro here directed me to this wonderful forum.

Ive a brand new Iocean x7 elite to let go....rooted and playstore

Looking at $400 up.

thanks
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 17:48
Bro, u r selling yourself! ;D, LOL (I m kidding) :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 17:52
Hi Francis, I think it's about time you keep some house keeping on this thread.
Maybe cut and paste those relevant post and paste it on the first post to keep things updated.

Like say apk or ways to test the device or something.

Like the antutu apps is a must.
SnapPea for connecting the phone to PC and
I have an apk which let you enter into developer mod so you can test out your AGPS link.

It's at 100 pages now and it's hard and time consuming to read all of them. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 11, 2013, 17:56
Into my 4th batt cycle and today shows 25% for 11 hrs......... :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 18:09
bro tane...congrats!

im also having the x7 elite.

my info for storage space Total sapce is 26.77GB

your one is not 32GB i think...but Cpu and ram are ok...

Screen shot  ;D

Wrote to ChinaPadMall - reply [it has the 32GB storage , please try the factory data reset choosing the erase data storage , you will see , thanks]
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 18:39
Great....and the result is......
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 11, 2013, 18:48


It's at 100 pages now and it's hard and time consuming to read all of them. LOL

The rate its going it will reach 1k page very fast dah.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 18:49
Hi Francis, I think it's about time you keep some house keeping on this thread.
Maybe cut and paste those relevant post and paste it on the first post to keep things updated.

Like say apk or ways to test the device or something.

Like the antutu apps is a must.
SnapPea for connecting the phone to PC and
I have an apk which let you enter into developer mod so you can test out your AGPS link.

It's at 100 pages now and it's hard and time consuming to read all of them. LOL

Haha, u want me to go back 100 over pages to do this! ::)

Think it's better this way as it refreshes the mind and makes one search and get the best advice and apps to improve.  This is an on going process and no one will be bothered to go back to history!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wizardofoz on July 11, 2013, 19:54
Great stuff this android os...not


TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: A bug that spans nearly every known version
of Android was announced last week, which allows for arbitrary
modification of APK contents without compromising its digital signature.
Public proof-of-concept already exists, and while rooted users with
Cyanogenmod are already patched, users of mainstream, carrier-provided
Android phones may be waiting for months before patches appear.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 21:51
Any link to this bug so that I can be prepared for world Z :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 21:58
Great....and the result is......

As per suggested [try the factory data reset choosing the erase data storage]

Now internal storage = 1.48GB
And Phone Storage = 26.77GB   ;D ;D ;D

Plus the "Play Store" seem to be OK now  8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 22:33
Btw, this is my Xplay benchmark score.. :)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/_20130711_222841_zpsc4255445.png)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 22:44
As per suggested [try the factory data reset choosing the erase data storage]

Now internal storage = 1.48GB
And Phone Storage = 26.77GB   ;D ;D ;D

Plus the "Play Store" seem to be OK now  8)

^&^%$^%@%^@  the [Play Store] keep jumping in/out again  $%#^$@$#%

Already unistalled all the chinese apps.

Any one of you having X7 facing the same issue ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 22:44
Whoah, 22K over. Mine only below 12K leh.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 22:46
I think it's due to the phone's OS was modified by the 3rd party seller.
Try to locate the official ROM from manufacturer and flash it in, it should get better.

If you understand chinese, this is the place for your answer.
http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=132386&extra=page%3D1

Ops.. the Elite section still empty. You may have to wait for a while before something come out.
http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=145&filter=typeid&typeid=263

Here's the area where user modded ROM, normally they use official ROM to modify. Engaged by manufacturer.
http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=136181&extra=page%3D1%26filter%3Dtypeid%26typeid%3D265%26typeid%3D265
I think the official ROM is dated 18-06, (0618) from the link it seems like they only provide flashing tools using software with PC only. But it's pretty easy if you know how.  :P
I tried using this tools to flash my Neken N3 back to factory setting when I accidentally screwed up my ROM when I tired to modified my 1GB ROM to became 2GB.  ;D

^&^%$^%@%^@  the [Play Store] keep jumping in/out again  $%#^$@$#%

Already unistalled all the chinese apps.

Any one of you having X7 facing the same issue ??
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 22:52
^&^%$^%@%^@  the [Play Store] keep jumping in/out again  $%#^$@$#%

Already unistalled all the chinese apps.

Any one of you having X7 facing the same issue ??

I don't have such problem with play store on my youth version.  What u can do is to delete/uninstall and download/reinstall from google site!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 22:56
Whoah, 22K over. Mine only below 12K leh.


That's the difference between Snapdragon and Mediatek chips especially mine 2 GB and 1.7 MHz still lose out to Samsung G S4 and HTC 1! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 11, 2013, 23:11
^&^%$^%@%^@  the [Play Store] keep jumping in/out again  $%#^$@$#%

Already unistalled all the chinese apps.

Any one of you having X7 facing the same issue ??

factory reset of X7

When your phone power down , remove the battery and wait for few mins.

insert back the battery and plug in the charger.

press and hold Vol + key

press power buttom

Service manual > select > erase data than follow by reset > yr phone will default to root with play store only.
(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/IMG_3371_zps222da9f2.jpg)
(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk329/ckpeng/IMG_3373_zpscc7cda42.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 11, 2013, 23:14
That's the difference between Snapdragon and Mediatek chips especially mine 2 GB and 1.7 MHz still lose out to Samsung G S4 and HTC 1! :)

that is also a big difference for HTC 32gb vs 64gb the only thing loose out abit is a smaller screen size of 4.7"
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 23:25
My Neken N3 score..

(http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/normal_SnapPea_screenshot20130711232109.png)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 11, 2013, 23:36
factory reset of X7

When your phone power down , remove the battery and wait for few mins.

insert back the battery and plug in the charger.

press and hold Vol + key

press power buttom

Service manual > select > erase data than follow by reset > yr phone will default to root with play store only.


Seem to work :-)
Hopfully, it will stay this way.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 11, 2013, 23:39
My Oppo 5...

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/SCR_2013-07-11-23-36-16_zpsa97f4239.png)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 11, 2013, 23:50
It will stay like that, as I mentioned. The third party seller may have installed or meddled with the ROM.
Factory reset would bring back the device to it's origin, which I believe should work like as it should be.
Same goes to my N3, you are lucky to have ready answer for you.
I have to scratch my head till my hair are gone. (Some) LOL
Enjoy, have fun and welcome to the Android world.

Seem to work :-)
Hopfully, it will stay this way.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 12, 2013, 09:24
^&^%$^%@%^@  the [Play Store] keep jumping in/out again  $%#^$@$#%

Already unistalled all the chinese apps.

Any one of you having X7 facing the same issue ??

im hving the same issues but if you touch the search(magnifiying glass)you can still search and download apps..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 12, 2013, 12:03
mr wu yours is snapdragon phones which cost several times more

and few of us can install play store but we are not like you, play store will say bye bye when we launch it. open close
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on July 12, 2013, 12:07
i notice different firmwares produce very different results. below is with their most recent firmware.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/xplay_antutu_scores.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/xplay_antutu_scores.png.html)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 12, 2013, 12:15
mr wu yours is snapdragon phones which cost several times more

and few of us can install play store but we are not like you, play store will say bye bye when we launch it. open close

You mean you still have not got the play store in your phone!!  the link that I posted did not work on your phone!! :o
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 12, 2013, 12:16
Neken N6 live with 5000pcs on sale at RMB1299. Comes with 1GB/16GB.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18386387222.2.Pa1FZQ&id=26363656785

or

http://www.neken.cn/product_1.php?id=25

If you buy through Taobao, you can pay using international CC but I've not tried. Send to vpost and send it back. still cheaper than 3rd party.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 12, 2013, 12:17
i notice different firmwares produce very different results. below is with their most recent firmware.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/maharishi/xplay_antutu_scores.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/maharishi/media/xplay_antutu_scores.png.html)

Charging the phone now and update later.  Btw, the local shops don't sell flip or back covers for local brands, you have to order from the manufacturer sites!!  Local stores only sell iPhone and Samsung stuff!! :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 12, 2013, 12:18
Neken N6 live with 5000pcs on sale at RMB1299. Comes with 1GB/16GB.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18386387222.2.Pa1FZQ&id=26363656785

or

http://www.neken.cn/product_1.php?id=25

5,000 pieces will be gone in a minute!! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 12, 2013, 12:55
Another good specs phone but pricey!!
http://www.narudo.com.cn/show2.php
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 12, 2013, 13:56
Its a snapdragon, that the price to pay. 3000rmb for this I might as well buy other well known brand.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 12, 2013, 17:05
im hving the same issues but if you touch the search(magnifiying glass)you can still search and download apps..

What is your ROM version ?

Mine:
Baseband version: MOLY.WR8.W1248.MD.WG.MP.V7.P1, 2013/04/10 00:41
Kernel version: 3.4.5
Build number: X7_322_3.0 20130618-205117
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 12, 2013, 17:47
http://www.needrom.com

English version .......... for almost all MIC smart phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 12, 2013, 19:24
Don't think u can go wrong with this phone, a very good alternative to the iOcean 7 Elite!

http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 12, 2013, 21:11
Don't think u can go wrong with this phone, a very good later native to the iOcean 7 Elite!

http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2.html

iPhone look-a-like.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 12, 2013, 23:08
was browsing around sls today, noticed quite a few THL models.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 13, 2013, 00:22
how is their warranty and can play store? turbo processor?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 13, 2013, 12:48
Is your display as strong as this.... ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/12/video-neo-n003-takes-an-electric-drill-to-the-screen-and-survives/

Nevertheless, this phone has OTG and MHL which makes it a better option!

Those on the side line, don't wait anymore, preorder this... :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 13, 2013, 19:02
This afternoon I dropped by Jeben and tried out the Zenn HD800 on my Xplay!!

Sound coming out was really very good and the built in dac chip and op amp was able to drive the HD800 without problem with enough juice to spare!!

The hi-res files which I bought from Linn have now found a new home! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: akdwivedi on July 13, 2013, 23:28
came across this pantech vega iron. though its Korean but the endurance test is extreme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St5ckGsBQmc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St5ckGsBQmc)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: whyeme on July 13, 2013, 23:49
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/9275002251_43175081d9_z.jpg)

Bro FW demo-ing a few of his china smartphones to me & bro keai yesterday when we went to his home to collect the Bada.

What is the brand and model of the 5.7 inch one with audiophile dac (extreme right) costing SG$600? I cannot remember & this thread is way too long to search...  :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: keai on July 14, 2013, 00:11
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/9275002251_43175081d9_z.jpg)

Bro FW demo-ing a few of his china smartphones to me & bro keai yesterday when we went to his home to collect the Bada.

What is the brand and model of the 5.7 inch one with audiophile dac (extreme right) costing SG$600? I cannot remember & this thread is way too long to search...  :P

Bro, nice to meet you there and thanks to Francis for the demo on both HT and Stereo setup.

The one with 5.7" screen is vivo xplay, I watched a one-hour video about the phone release, quite impressed.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: whyeme on July 14, 2013, 00:26
Great mtg you too bro keai :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 14, 2013, 09:21
The Vivo Xplay is under the banner of BBE who also owns Oppo!

The flexibility of the Xplay is many!  My next project will be to get a I/C (3.5 mm jack to balance input) to connect to my Eximus and hear how good the hi-res files will sound in a real audio world!  Stay tuned. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 14, 2013, 09:37
What is your ROM version ?

Mine:
Baseband version: MOLY.WR8.W1248.MD.WG.MP.V7.P1, 2013/04/10 00:41
Kernel version: 3.4.5
Build number: X7_322_3.0 20130618-205117

Same except Build number : iocean x7T JB2 JlromCorner 130702
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 14, 2013, 09:53
My x7 elite is running for 4days w/o a charge!

Well before you get impressed, there is a setting to off/on the phone automatically.

I set it to off 1.30am and on 7am daily.

I set the 3g and wifi on all times. No batt saving apps.

Now i also get to refresh the phone everyday w/o manually off/on it.

Very happy with it so far.

There is one thing i want to ask gurus here tho it doesnt borders me much...using OTG to play some MKV anime that are 10 bit depth(dont understand what mean) which my son pass to me, the video is jerky and sound dont sync.
using MOBO player.

so x7 elite can only handle low bit depth HD video? how low?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 14, 2013, 10:21
Download BSPlayer and try it out!  Mobo doesn't support DTS. 

The 10 bit is color tone which shudn't be a problem but the X7 clock speed may not be able to handle the streaming of large MKV files :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: keai on July 14, 2013, 10:27
The Vivo Xplay is under the banner of BBE who also owns Oppo!

The flexibility of the Xplay is many!  My next project will be to get a I/C (3.5 mm jack to balance input) to connect to my Eximus and hear how good the hi-res files will sound in a real audio world!  Stay tuned. :)

I'm curious about the result too, :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 14, 2013, 11:29
Same except Build number : iocean x7T JB2 JlromCorner 130702

iOcean X7 Elite last release rom : iOCEAN X7 Elite Version: X7_3.0_13_ 20130705-174504

Going to flash it later to see if it stable down the phone or not.

UPDATE: Still the same !!!  Now I'm begining to worry that this problem might not be a software BUT hardware problem  :'(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 14, 2013, 20:51
Think u shud play around with it more and see whether going forward this will continue to exhibit such strange behavior!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 15, 2013, 00:41
#02-26 Taiwan shop selling Taiwan ThL (I thought ThL is china) viewmate technology pte ltd (sls)

w8 sgd268
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 15, 2013, 00:49
Technology、Happy、Life (which is imprinted on back case/cover)
----------------------------

after some research if I am right

http://www.bing.com/search?q=thl&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=thl&sc=8-3&sp=-1&sk=

http://en.thl.com.cn/about.html
http://thl.com.cn/about.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 15, 2013, 01:44
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044315/analyst-questions-tests-that-put-intels-clover-trail-over-arm.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 07:47
anyone here using X7 elite which is not brought back by a friend by China? As in bought from a website and sent to Singapore.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 08:27
anyone here using X7 elite which is not brought back by a friend by China? As in bought from a website and sent to Singapore.

My X7 Elite purchased from ChinaPadMall.com
Take more than 1 month to come in + a numbers of emails + threathen + dispute claim via Paypal.
Phone OS still not stable - got problem with sone apps especially google play store.

If you intend to buy, suggest X7 Youth version (the non-turbo one).
It is more stable.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 13:49
THL is indeed a China phone company, why it's now a Taiwanese brand ?

http://www.thl.com.cn/Mobile/Index.html
http://en.thl.com.cn/

By reading the feedback, it seems like they have pretty good support for Chinese as well as english user group.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 14:00
THL is indeed a China phone company, why it's now a Taiwanese brand ?

http://www.thl.com.cn/Mobile/Index.html
http://en.thl.com.cn/

By reading the feedback, it seems like they have pretty good support for Chinese as well as english user group.

The link didn't show that it is a Taiwanese brand - right ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 14:48
That's because bro luxian stated on top this thread, so confusing. Lol
I always know this is a Chinese brand.

The link didn't show that it is a Taiwanese brand - right ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 17:52
A quick update on my X7 Elite problem  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  SOLVED  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Being point to this link in spainish (use google transliter) & follow exactly.
http://blog.powerplanet.es/iocean-x7-elite-solucion-a-las-pulsaciones-fantasma/
NOTE: The spainish called this probelm: Ghost Keypress  ;)

Work like a charm  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Hopefully it stay like that  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

My X7 Elite purchased from ChinaPadMall.com
Take more than 1 month to come in + a numbers of emails + threathen + dispute claim via Paypal.
Phone OS still not stable - got problem with sone apps especially google play store.

If you intend to buy, suggest X7 Youth version (the non-turbo one).
It is more stable.

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 20:49
hi all.. i took a plunge today and has joined the chinese phone party. :)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/modenaboi/8a8a2321-0943-43f1-a076-fe6d65e9acea_zpsaa317333.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 21:16
Welcome to the club!   :)

Is that a 2A or 2S! 8)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 21:29
Wa Lao Eh .......  branded MIC smart phone.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 21:31
Welcome to the club!   :)

Is that a 2A or 2S! 8)

2S!!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 15, 2013, 21:38
Congrats Chaozhoi, 2S looks gd.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 21:39
decided not to wait for Oppo 7 anymore.. heard they say not releasing in sept
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 21:44
Shud be fast!  Show us the Antutu score! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 15, 2013, 21:47
I looking at this, hope SLS shops bring this in

(http://image.thl168.com/UploadFile/20130715/201307150601154872.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 22:00
Actually the neken n6 is having the same specs but only going for 1299rmb.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 22:00
decided not to wait for Oppo 7 anymore.. heard they say not releasing in sept

Demage 400+ SGD ?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 22:02
Francis

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/modenaboi/IMG-20130715-WA0009_zps1f4cfd76.jpg)

Demage 400+ SGD ?

$510. Got it from a local forumer who bought extra. Online price about $480 exclude shipping.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 22:12
Whoah, hor say liao.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 15, 2013, 22:19
 :o :o  X7Elite is faster than Note 2  :o :o
Except the 2D & 3D graphics (maybe because of the 1080p ??)
Also SD card RW (aybe because of class 4 vs class 10 ??)

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/iOceanX7EliteAnTuTuScore_zps719fc1bc.jpg)(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/tane0019/SamsungNote2AnTuTuScore_zpsdeeb10b8.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 22:30
As expected, the 2S is a speed demon due to the Snapdragon, 4.3" and 720P display!

Navigation will be very very smooth and slick!  A good choice although a little pricey but u get good specs and quality construction!

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 22:33
:o :o  X7Elite is faster than Note 2  :o :o
Except the 2D & 3D graphics (maybe because of the 1080p ??)
Also SD card RW (aybe because of class 4 vs class 10 ??)


Screen size, resolution, Soc clock speed, UI, SD classes all make the difference! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 22:37
As expected, the 2S is a speed demon due to the Snapdragon, 4.3" and 720P display!

Navigation will be very very smooth and slick!  A good choice although a little pricey but u get good specs and quality construction!

Enjoy!

yup. realised i hardly watch movie on phone so no need for 1080p. Navigation is really fast, very very fast coming from Galaxy S2. Price wise still cheaper than most Snapdragon phones out there.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 15, 2013, 22:45
Mediatek’s 8-core MT6592 processor is a very exciting piece of equipment! Not only will the chipset be the world first true 8 core processor (i.e. each core will will be able to run simultaneously) but it will also usher in a new breed of low-cost Chinese phones which will be able to rival the likes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC!

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/15/mediatek-mt6592-8-core-could-be-clocked-at-up-to-2ghz-with-multicore-gpu/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 23:05
I would really hope the mt6592 have lte and release end of the year. Possible?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 23:10
I would really hope the mt6592 have lte and release end of the year. Possible?

Maybe!  But don't get your hopes too high! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 23:14
Francis, can I trouble you to help me buy screen protector and bigger battery on your next trip to ShenZhen or GuangZhou?  :-X
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 15, 2013, 23:21
Xiaomi has no retail stores and generally telco shops don't stock them unless you place an order as deposit.  You will have to order from their website or other retailers like TMall or Taobao for accessories.  Same goes to other lesser known brands!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 15, 2013, 23:23
oh.. haha.. noted. Will order from taobao then. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 15, 2013, 23:27
Hey, if you order from taobao can tompang the cute stand I posted few pages previously?
You ship direct of through third party like vpost?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chaozhoi on July 16, 2013, 00:03
not sure if i ordering from taobao, seems like buying direct from XiaoMi for my case is cheaper. Will let u know if I ordering. Most likely going thru daigou65. vPost is carrot chopping shipping wor.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ridz on July 16, 2013, 11:24
I looking at this, hope SLS shops bring this in

(http://image.thl168.com/UploadFile/20130715/201307150601154872.jpg)
There is a shop at SLS 4th floor selling THL brand phone for about $250 with local warranty. You may want to check with them whether are they bringing the above model too. 
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on July 16, 2013, 11:44
Hi just found out that for xplay, you can swipe right to call/swipe left to send sms when in contacts :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on July 16, 2013, 11:53
I think the selling point of this phone is the 13 megapixels front facing camera.

I looking at this, hope SLS shops bring this in

(http://image.thl168.com/UploadFile/20130715/201307150601154872.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 16, 2013, 12:01
All the MT6589T chipset support 13MP back camera and 5MP front. If the model using this chipset and don't includes this in the camera specs it's under spec. LOL
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 16, 2013, 12:31
A quick update on my X7 Elite problem  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  SOLVED  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Being point to this link in spainish (use google transliter) & follow exactly.
http://blog.powerplanet.es/iocean-x7-elite-solucion-a-las-pulsaciones-fantasma/
NOTE: The spainish called this probelm: Ghost Keypress  ;)

Work like a charm  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Hopefully it stay like that  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


bro, tks for the heads up.....works for my x7 elite.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 12:41
Hi just found out that for xplay, you can swipe right to call/swipe left to send sms when in contacts :)

While, a lot of hidden treasures to be discovered.  On start up screen, swipe right and you are taken to the camera mode and left to the weather!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 16, 2013, 12:59
bro, tks for the heads up.....works for my x7 elite.

Great ! 

Ultimately it is the Spanish that solve the Chinese firmware issue.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 13:22
Chinese phones are really spreading to Europe and India where they deem these phones very affordable with good specs and build quality vs the branded ones!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: simic on July 16, 2013, 13:39
While, a lot of hidden treasures to be discovered.  On start up screen, swipe right and you are taken to the camera mode and left to the weather!!

that is a feature of jellybean 4.2.1, not a phone feature per se.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 14:11
I know, every manufacturer has their own way on implementing these features in their own UI.

Cudn't get this feature in my iOcean youth! ::)  Anybody has any luck?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: chewed on July 16, 2013, 14:23

No 4G..?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 14:45
Hopefully, end of the year! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 14:58
Those going to HKG or Shenzhen can take this opportunity to get this phone and have it delivered to your Hotel to save shipping cost!

Nice phone with good specs and cheap!
http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f1.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 16, 2013, 15:52
Anything below 5" is out for me, can't really see what's on the screen, LOL (Old flower eye  老花眼)(http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/hilarious.gif)

I'm really keen on getting the Neken N6, only price at 1099RMB if I can get hold of a discount code.
MT6589T, 1G/16G, FHD 5", 13MP/5MP, 2000mha battery, what more to expect?
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-187012473.15.xGDb6p&id=26225264102

This is the official third party seller for Neken but they also sell THL W8, this seller have actively released with lots of updates over at Neken forum.
From what I read, they do accepts CC payment.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5.w4002-187012473.32.5Qfnx0&id=18109654613
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 17:39
My friend is helping me to get neken n 6 too.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 16, 2013, 17:41
I notice china shops stock xiaomi

I say Taiwan as the salesgirl insisted that her boss is Taiwan and the phone also taiwan
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 19:31
My friend is helping me to get neken n 6 too.

Ask your friend to book from their site direct which will be cheaper!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 19:55
Another good option!.. :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/16/zte-nubia-z5-mini-vs-xiaomi-mi2s/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 16, 2013, 21:22
I have a pre-order code where you can buy the Neken N6 at 1299RMB, the only stock available now is from Neken taobao mall.
Give them the quote and you could buy the phone at discounted price, let me know if you need the quote for your friend.

My friend is helping me to get neken n 6 too.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: whyeme on July 16, 2013, 21:35
Any china phones with built in speakers which can rival the Iphones? Best sound from in-built speakers I heard thus far are still from apple products...correct me if I'm wrong...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 22:10
Any china phones with built in speakers which can rival the Iphones? Best sound from in-built speakers I heard thus far are still from apple products...correct me if I'm wrong...

No with the only exception of the Xplay stereo speakers! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 22:49
bro francis,

im asking my friend to change order to THL W11.
what do you think, w11 and n6 doesn't have NFC. hmm.. get it from taobao or direct for w11? do they provide free root service?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 22:52
would love to get xplay too but most expensive compared with the rest for its features.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 16, 2013, 23:05
Only if you get from the taobao seller I posted above have rooted set.
They have their own engineer to mod the firmware.

Please be informed the the W11 do not support external memory card expansion.
Or you can hold on for a while, the N6 will be coming out with 2G/32G version which support external memory card.

bro francis,

im asking my friend to change order to THL W11.
what do you think, w11 and n6 doesn't have NFC. hmm.. get it from taobao or direct for w11? do they provide free root service?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 23:20
hmm.... okay... i think i just wait for a while again...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 23:26
or perhaps i just settle with iocean x7... as the phone evolution changes very fast... no point getting too good... when i had enough of this phone... 8 core, 4G support, 5Ghz wifi would be mainstream by then... hehe...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 16, 2013, 23:27
bro francis,

im asking my friend to change order to THL W11.
what do you think, w11 and n6 doesn't have NFC. hmm.. get it from taobao or direct for w11? do they provide free root service?

You can also consider this although the speed may not be as fast as the 1.5 MHz chips, it makes up with support of NFC and OTG, both very useful features! :)
http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on July 16, 2013, 23:34
checked that, faea f2 didn't leave much impression... headache now... my friend is coming back on sat... no much time left for me at all.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 16, 2013, 23:47
Only if you are able to get hold of an iocean X7 elite.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: econav on July 17, 2013, 00:20
if not go for the N003 or cole2 for a bigger screen but 720p that is faster than a 1080 screen.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 17, 2013, 00:32
same answer, provided you can get hold of any stocks.
http://www.neomobile.com.cn/mobile.php
http://www.neomobile.com.cn/goods.php?id=56

Pre-order alone already sold more than 50k pcs.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 17, 2013, 12:14
The N6 with 2G/32G expected to be available from mid august 2013, another month to go. Probably after the completion of this batch of 1G/16G orders.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 17, 2013, 16:44
If u need a high megapixel front camera, look no further.. :D
http://www.antelife.com/thl-w11-monkey-king-mtk6589t-quad-core-1-5ghz-smartphone-with-android-4-2-5-0-inch-1g-16g-dual-camera-front-back-13-0mp-1080p-1920-x-1080-fhd.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 17, 2013, 20:26
Want to win a oppo find 5  ;D
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/16/oppomart-giving-away-limited-edition-red-oppo-find-5/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 17, 2013, 21:22
Nothing come easy :P. You have to buy something to qualify for the draw!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on July 18, 2013, 09:22
Which phone maker still maintain good reputation for china phone after few more releases recently? I know Oppo, Xiao Mi, Vivo, Lenovo should be not bad. Neo looks not bad also judging from the owner reply here. Iocean and UMI standard seems not stable, a bit depend on luck...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 18, 2013, 09:45
Which phone maker still maintain good reputation for china phone after few more releases recently? I know Oppo, Xiao Mi, Vivo, Lenovo should be not bad. Neo looks not bad also judging from the owner reply here. Iocean and UMI standard seems not stable, a bit depend on luck...

[Good Reputation ....... seem not stable] - in term of what ? 
1) Accuracy of release date ?
2) Technically (hardware & software) stable ?
3) ???
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 18, 2013, 09:52
I think what he meant stable could be :

1) Hardware. - Hardware failure rate, return rate as well as feedback from actual user group.
2) OS support. - Stable firmware,  but this could be updates issued by manufacturer or user group to correct them.
3) Frequency of updates. - Depends on the user group and how actively the community is, the more the user feedback the more updates releases.

I think most of the phone hardware are the same, I just read that the Neken N6 is actually the same mold as iocean X7. Not sure about the hardware in both of them them, specs exactly the same.

(http://img02.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i2/660251610/T2JL.fXhxaXXXXXXXX_!!660251610.jpg)(http://www.neken.cn/upload/Image/2013070117370212727.png)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 18, 2013, 10:26
Looks the same but if examined closely, you can find differences.  Most of the manufacturers use a similar design and apply some minor changes (when ordering from molding factories) to the shell  to claim ownership to save cost!

Only time will tell whether the PRC phones are durable or not!  Let's see, my....
Oppo - 5 months
X7 - 2.5 months
Xplay - 1.8 months
Goopad mini 7 (phablet) - 2.5 months

The high end phones tend to have a slightly better designer look, construction, hardware and support!  Won't go wrong with these!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 18, 2013, 10:33
It has all the while being my suspicious that all the generatic PCBAs are all coming from one source.
Limited customisation on the hardware are then done at these individual brand (iOcean, UMI, Zopo, etc, etc).
Firmware wise, all outsource (I think).
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 18, 2013, 10:33
Yeah, that's what I always believe in.
Technology cost money, if you pay S$200 for a smart phone don't expect it to be the same like Oppo Find 5.
All the features they includes in the hardware are additional cost, it's already very affordable at this point.

So, I'm not so demanding on my Neken N3 and I think it's definitely worth it.  :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 18, 2013, 12:51
If you don't need dual sim and replaceable battery, this is a very very good buy....
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/17/zte-nubia-z5-mini-officially-launch-in-china/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on July 18, 2013, 15:10
I think what he meant stable could be :

1) Hardware. - Hardware failure rate, return rate as well as feedback from actual user group.
2) OS support. - Stable firmware,  but this could be updates issued by manufacturer or user group to correct them.
3) Frequency of updates. - Depends on the user group and how actively the community is, the more the user feedback the more updates releases.

I think most of the phone hardware are the same, I just read that the Neken N6 is actually the same mold as iocean X7. Not sure about the hardware in both of them them, specs exactly the same.

n3wk1d got what i trying to ask...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on July 18, 2013, 15:12
Still need Dual Sim.... 5.5inch or bigger 1080p screen, 2GB ram.... reasonably weight, reasonably wifi signal strength and working GPS without using data plan... Welcome to extend the list based on what you know for upcoming model which qualify for that.

1) Iocean X8

(http://wimages.vr-zone.net/2013/06/leaked-iocean-x8.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ahhian on July 18, 2013, 19:46
play store 4.2.3

www.androidpolice.com/2013/07/18/download-latest-google-play-store-4-2-3/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 18, 2013, 20:14
update to google map
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 18, 2013, 21:22
Any bros here hooted THL models.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 18, 2013, 22:18
Kong liao (told you )THL buey (don't) support TF card.
Unless you are looking for smaller screen model, not the W11.

Any bros here hooted THL models.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 18, 2013, 22:25
Kong liao (told you )THL buey (don't) support TF card.
Unless you are looking for smaller screen model, not the W11.


ha ha tks bro memory pai liao ah. Looking at the THL w8 2gb ram 32gb rom. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 18, 2013, 23:09
I just download a "mobile uncle development tools" "移动叔叔“, it's very usefull.
Updating packages or firmware like a breeze now. Good app. (phone have to be rooted)


The W8 only comes with 1G/16GB and support max of 32GB TF card.
If you need 2G/32GB, I think only W11 (美猴王)
Order direct la.. http://shop.thl168.com/index.php?gallery-13.html
ha ha tks bro memory pai liao ah. Looking at the THL w8 2gb ram 32gb rom. :)
W8 vs W11
(http://image.thl168.com/UploadFile/Mibole/W8p/W8p-04.jpg) (http://image.thl168.com/UploadFile/20130709/201307091119182474.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 18, 2013, 23:29
Tks bro for the THL updates.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 09:46
10,000 units on offered on the 23rd should be gone in less than 5 minutes! ;D

If u are not a heavy user, the 2,000 mAh shud be sufficient!  Only set up back will be the non replaceable battery, no support for SD and not dual sim! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 19, 2013, 11:06
Thl have many versions, so a little confusing. But the new W11 release do see them cut down with lots of extra flexibility on expansion. What I read is that there are still dual sim for W11, one big one small.
Maybe this would be the next trend on future release ?
Battery replacement and TF card support should not be remove if you ask me.

10,000 units on offered on the 23rd should be gone in less than 5 minutes! ;D

If u are not a heavy user, the 2,000 mAh shud be sufficient!  Only set up back will be the non replaceable battery, no support for SD and not dual sim! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Iocean x7 Elite on July 19, 2013, 11:29
Anyone with a MIC phone unable to get GPS fixed can do a search in HTCmania forum.

I followed the solutions there and now my x7 elite can get a fix with seconds.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 19, 2013, 11:43
Why don't you just list the link to the thread or post to make things easy.

**Update..
Ok, I found the link to this particular page and not in English. (Use Chrome to translate)
http://www.androidiani.com/forum/iocean-modding/299230-guida-fix-gps-per-iocean-x7-smartphone-con-mtk6589.html
It seems like the same steps as I did for my Neken N3 using Mobile Uncle but added a few more steps on the checking part.


Anyone with a MIC phone unable to get GPS fixed can do a search in HTCmania forum.

I followed the solutions there and now my x7 elite can get a fix with seconds.


This the forum thread that let up update your Umi X2 with Google play store.
http://bbs.91umi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=18298&extra=page%3D1

**There are lots of unstable updates from this official forum of Umi, just read properly before you update your ROM or package.


You can find the tools for Mobile Uncle tools to root.
Chipset MTK6589 but I'm not sure if the Turbo version is inclusive or not.
http://bbs.ydss.cn/thread-136089-1-1.html
Or here to be exact.
http://bbs.ydss.cn/thread-305529-1-1.html

Here's the version which includes the MTK6589T version.
http://bbs.ydss.cn/thread-238071-1-1.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 19, 2013, 13:14
Anyone with a MIC phone unable to get GPS fixed can do a search in HTCmania forum.

I followed the solutions there and now my x7 elite can get a fix with seconds.

Wa, like that must cut & paste the solution into here la.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 13:36
Another solid phone to consider....the black is 6.98mm and the white is 7.38mm thick!  Slim and Sexy! :D
http://www.qingcheng.com/c2bproddetail.aspx?id=1453

This morning, I fixed my home location and the destination on my Xplay, switched off network data and push the navigation button.
There was voice command on the first few hundred meters but once the wifi was out of range, the voice command was lost and replaced by sound tone.  It guided me half way where I changed the route direction and it took a minute before the search and new route was displayed!  No problem arriving at my designated location!

I will try this with my youth X7 tomorrow and see whether this is possible! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 13:47
Thl have many versions, so a little confusing. But the new W11 release do see them cut down with lots of extra flexibility on expansion. What I read is that there are still dual sim for W11, one big one small.
Maybe this would be the next trend on future release ?
Battery replacement and TF card support should not be remove if you ask me.


Dual sim here means a standard holder which can be used for standard or micro sim.  Not individually separated!! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 19, 2013, 18:57
After following this topic for few weeks, I decided to order iOcean X7 Elite last Saturday from one of the shop in AliExpress. On Wednesday they notified that they shipped the goods via DHL, however the track number given was not exists. Today they send the following email:

Dear friend,

We feel very grateful for your support on our business, but we have a bad news for your order.
iOcean X7 factory found two fatal problems on this phone:

1. The IMEI frequently changes when make a call, as a result, the call will be interrupted during talking.
2. There is a problem on headphone. when you make a call, you can hear electricity sound. It affects the phone and maybe some damage to body.

Because of these two fatal problems, iOcean factory now recalls all phones, including sold and unsold. As a result, we have to make a painful decision to ask you to give us a support and understanding, if you can change your order to X7 Plug Version. We have this decision because we must have all of our esteem customers to get perfect phones, and keep our customers safe when using this phone.

The differences between X7 Plus and Elite are RAM & ROM. Plus Version is 1G RAM+16G ROM.  Other specifications are 100% totally the same. The price is: $243.39. The price difference of these two phones are $53.6. If you are kind to give us a support on this unexpected big event, we will present you an extra 16G TF Card and one Power Bank, is this OK?

We sincerely hope you can understand our situation, and this event really gives both of us a big shock, WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT now! Thanks in advance.

Can any bros here comment before I make any decision?
Many thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 19, 2013, 19:23
 :o :o :o :o :o Wa  :o :o :o :o

Really or not  :o :o :o :o :o :o

I've the X7 Elite ...............  will the phone fried my brain in the long run  :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :( >:(
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 19, 2013, 19:59
I think not true  ;D and guess it just excuse  >:(
However, can we see the significant performance differences when phone have 1GB RAM vs 2GB RAM?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 20:56
If you don't require dual sim, get the Xiaomi or the THlW11 or the Green Orange N1.  1gb ram more makes a lot of difference.  If u need the phone urgently, get the plus and ask for the 32 SD card as compensation.  1GB + 16GB flash rom will be slightly faster than the youth version!

Anyway , they don't have the stock and trying a way to wriggle out!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 19, 2013, 21:25
I think its just excuses.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 19, 2013, 22:12
I think you better ask for full refund. I tried to order direct today but was not fast enough.
Place the phone in my cart, only a less than 30sec system prompt me that the item is sold out. Lol.

As for the 1gb ram, my neken n3 upgraded to 2gb using software mod. It was found out that most of them actually equip with 4gb ram, system only used up about 1.5gb and there are balance of 2.5gb available to us. But they only show 1gb available.
The system or phone indeed a lot smoother with 1.7gb space available.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 19, 2013, 22:21
Thanks to all bros that give comment and suggestion from bro FW. Will proceed to open dispute and ask for full refund.
May try to get it from other places or look for other phones that have similar spec with X7.

Have a good weekend all ...
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 22:43
If u want to have a feel of the iOcean or Oppo or Xplay, I can bring them to Adelphi around 3 pm for a demo! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 19, 2013, 23:01
Bro FW, thanks in advance for your kind offer. Where can we meet, basement?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 19, 2013, 23:02
Yah, at the coffee stall. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 19, 2013, 23:23
OK, see you tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 20, 2013, 09:51
After following this topic for few weeks, I decided to order iOcean X7 Elite last Saturday from one of the shop in AliExpress. On Wednesday they notified that they shipped the goods via DHL, however the track number given was not exists. Today they send the following email:

Dear friend,

We feel very grateful for your support on our business, but we have a bad news for your order.
iOcean X7 factory found two fatal problems on this phone:

1. The IMEI frequently changes when make a call, as a result, the call will be interrupted during talking.


Can any bros here comment before I make any decision?
Many thanks in advance.

so didnt experience any of the above problems leh.

Bros, I find one problem.....i set the voice call ring tone but after phone reboot, the it will go back to default ring tone again.

how to tackle this ah?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 20, 2013, 11:49
Someone is selling iocean elite for SGD398, if you really need it you may want to consider.
But please be informed that the original price of the phone is RMB1499. If you do not mind the extra you are paying you can get the set.


I think you can get a faster response from the iocean forum from their official site faster.
It should not happen, if it is indeed like this after a few try, I would guess this is the firmware or software bug.
so didnt experience any of the above problems leh.

Bros, I find one problem.....i set the voice call ring tone but after phone reboot, the it will go back to default ring tone again.

how to tackle this ah?

Common issues on iocean X7 here.. (chinese only, you can use google Chrome to translate)
http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=129871&extra=page%3D1
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 20, 2013, 13:53
so didnt experience any of the above problems leh.

Bros, I find one problem.....i set the voice call ring tone but after phone reboot, the it will go back to default ring tone again.

how to tackle this ah?

I will test this out on my trip to HKG/SHZ!  Lazy to change!

I assume you assign the ring tone from your song/music APP!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on July 20, 2013, 17:17
I will test this out on my trip to HKG/SHZ!  Lazy to change!

I assume you assign the ring tone from your song/music APP!

Bro, its easy...system settings>audio profiles>general>voice call ring tone>>>>ok
then you reboot.....back to default..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on July 20, 2013, 17:34
Someone is selling iocean elite for SGD398, if you really need it you may want to consider.
But please be informed that the original price of the phone is RMB1499. If you do not mind the extra you are paying you can get the set.


Thanks a lot for the information. I don't really need it at the moment, still can hold on and use the existing one.

Also thanks to bro FW that spend more than one hour this afternoon to show his collection and explain the features they have  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 20, 2013, 19:49
Bro, its easy...system settings>audio profiles>general>voice call ring tone>>>>ok
then you reboot.....back to default..

Went into the voice call ring tone > Rock Steady by Bad Company > ok > reboot > Rock Steady, no default! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 20, 2013, 21:20
Any bros int in 6.3" screen hp
(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/galapad-galaxy-6-hero.jpg)
6.3-inch Galapad Galaxy 6 is a big screen HTC One lookalike at a low price!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: vink on July 20, 2013, 22:50
If its low enough I might be convinced to use it as a remote controller.


Any bros int in 6.3" screen hp
(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/galapad-galaxy-6-hero.jpg)
6.3-inch Galapad Galaxy 6 is a big screen HTC One lookalike at a low price!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 23, 2013, 14:24
This is a very good investment.....cheap and good :D
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a220m.1000858.0.39.z7cyYV&id=18462182575&is_b=1&cat_id=50024400&q=migo
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 23, 2013, 15:02
With the same specs I think my neken n3 is the winner. Lol.
It's only going for 899rmb. 1099RMB  :P
Battery is 2500mah for N3
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18386387222.3.Az940I&id=19841799829

This is a very good investment.....cheap and good :D
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a220m.1000858.0.39.z7cyYV&id=18462182575&is_b=1&cat_id=50024400&q=migo

But I like the way they compare the screen from iphone with their phone. LOL

(http://img02.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i2/1115246007/T2sHInXaNaXXXXXXXX_!!1115246007.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 23, 2013, 15:49
With the same specs I think my neken n3 is the winner. Lol.
It's only going for 899rmb. 1099RMB  :P
Battery is 2500mah for N3
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18386387222.3.Az940I&id=19841799829

But I like the way they compare the screen from iphone with their phone. LOL

(http://img02.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i2/1115246007/T2sHInXaNaXXXXXXXX_!!1115246007.jpg)

Where is the link selling for 1099 rmb so that Bros can make a choice! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 23, 2013, 20:58
Guys, what u have been waiting for... :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/23/how-to-fix-poor-gps-on-mediatek-phones/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 23, 2013, 22:18
Yes, works well with my neken n3.
Thanks for the info.
Now my gps can point me my location even I'm in my house  :o but I need to go near my window.

Guys, what u have been waiting for... :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/23/how-to-fix-poor-gps-on-mediatek-phones/

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 24, 2013, 13:17
Oppo 7 on the way with great specs....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/23/oppo-find-7-preorder-shows-up-with-purported-specifications/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 24, 2013, 15:10
You need 4G, humongous RAMs and ROMs and dual OS... Akang Datang ;D
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/23/4gb-ram128gb-rom-hold-you-breath-for-ubuntu-edge/#more-14173
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 24, 2013, 16:54
Oppo Find 7 on preorder  ;D

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/23/oppo-find-7-preorder-shows-up-with-purported-specifications/

Not everything is the same though the processor is reported as being a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory, 4000mAh battery, 8 mega-pixel front camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

It remains to be seen what Oppo have in store for the Find 7, and if this pre-order is genuine or just a clever way to get some publicity. Either way Oppomart have got us talking, but I wouldn’t put down any cash until the phone is officially launched.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 24, 2013, 20:07
Those who owns the Oppo F5, here's the latest Android MIUI V5 for you to try on...enjoy!  :)
http://en.miui.com/thread-4949-1-1.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 24, 2013, 20:10
....and those who are using these phones.
http://en.miui.com/thread-4943-1-1.html

....enjoy :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Geo on July 25, 2013, 15:43
Very creative advertisement, almost made my nose bleed, LOL....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 25, 2013, 16:35
Because of the Ad, my Chinese friend in Shenzhen ordered it yesterday and just got it a while ago!  He now can"t wait to shoot some  butts and compare!! ;D LOL
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/IMG-20130725-WA0000_zps242be9b9.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 25, 2013, 18:05
Great sexy looking phone, please ask your friend to give field report. Opsss... Review..
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 25, 2013, 21:00
color ang ang chin swee ah  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 25, 2013, 21:13
UMi Mobile says Android 4.3 coming to UMi X2 soon, we say 'Don't hold your breath
http://gizindia.com/2013/07/25/umi-mobile-says-android-4-3-coming-to-umi-x2-soon-we-say-dont-hold-your-breath/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 25, 2013, 23:07
OS4.3 out with the new nexus 7
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 26, 2013, 13:28
Triple SIM card anyone!!...... ::)
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/25/lg-and-mediatek-is-ready-to-launch-android-smartphone-with-triple-sim-card-capacbility/#more-14253
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: betaiso on July 26, 2013, 14:07
any resourceful bro here can get hires version of the pic?

thanks

(http://img02.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i2/1115246007/T2sHInXaNaXXXXXXXX_!!1115246007.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 26, 2013, 14:44
May I ask what you intend to do with the hi-res version! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: shijie on July 26, 2013, 19:28
Maybe to try and electronically unwrap the packing ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 26, 2013, 19:49
ThL W200 monkey king has just arrived in expo and sls. S$299.00 comes with second battery
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 26, 2013, 20:40
That's a very good price.  Recommended for those who wants to try out PRC phones! :)

Better to confirm whether it's the Monkey King or W200 ::). 2 different specs altogether!

If really it's the Monkey King with 2GB/16GB FHD 5" and 13MP front and back, quickly grab it now!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 26, 2013, 21:38
You want to make a statement.. :)
Get this....

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/26/sugar-swarovski-phone-china/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/16/sugar-swarovski-phone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 26, 2013, 22:00
That's a very good price.  Recommended for those who wants to try out PRC phones! :)

Better to confirm whether it's the Monkey King or W200 ::). 2 different specs altogether!

If really it's the Monkey King with 2GB/16GB FHD 5" and 13MP front and back, quickly grab it now!!

Yes if its just thl w200 than too expensive liao. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 27, 2013, 00:11
I don't think monkey king sorry. what is the model number for monkey king, can't seem to see on ThL's site. that girl from (view mate/ray technology SLS #02-26 but I was there is simply another shop at the back, no phones on display, and doesn't have the name that I just mention)

think all android phones sold here can play store. saw Lenovo A800 in sls, play store seemed ok, asks me register process
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 27, 2013, 00:28
I don't think monkey king sorry. what is the model number for monkey king, can't seem to see on ThL's site. that girl from (view mate/ray technology SLS #02-26 but I was there is simply another shop at the back, no phones on display, and doesn't have the name that I just mention)

think all android phones sold here can play store. saw Lenovo A800 in sls, play store seemed ok, asks me register process

Monkey king model is  THL W11.
http://en.thl.com.cn/Mobile/detail-34.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 27, 2013, 00:45
thanks
they don't know the battery capacity. the battery inside the set I saw at expo is nothing printed on it, funny. the English specs on ThL site is 1750mAh only. my Lenovo A830 is 2250mAh can last me mostly when I am outside intensely using it and hotspot it maybe 30-40% of the time. play store still can't work but I discovered other apps while using Chinese play stores. (paid apps could be free.)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 27, 2013, 00:49
how much is thl selling w200? on taobao only one listing at 1160 yuan

I was cheated on taobao when I bought the same thickness battery for my A830 Lenovo 4000mAh at a cheap price because I was looking for extended battery as all previous expensive phones drain battery damn fast
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 27, 2013, 10:18
As far as I can remember, the W200 was going for 999 rmb and the Monkey King going for 1699 but with 2/32 GB.

Will check out these at Hua Qiang Bei Lo this trip at the THL shops!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 27, 2013, 12:38
I mean does ThL ownself sell w200?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 27, 2013, 18:35
THL has many retail shops in Shenzhen Hua Qiang Bei Lo so I hope to find the W series there this trip!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 27, 2013, 18:37
I was at SLS, 4th fl, this shop selling THL models, they have W200, W8.
I was allowed to play around the W200, noticed when I power up the hp, there are 2 white bars like appearing on both left & right.
I asked him whether they stocking W11, salesman told me got to ask the boss.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 27, 2013, 18:39
THL has many retail shops in Shenzhen Hua Qiang Bei Lo so I hope to find the W series there this trip!! :)

Bro if u can get the W11 monkey pls alert me. :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on July 27, 2013, 18:57
THL has many retail shops in Shenzhen Hua Qiang Bei Lo so I hope to find the W series there this trip!! :)

so nice...everytime can play new toy. :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 28, 2013, 12:40
Another excellent phone that you can get now.....

http://szneo.tmall.com/

..with OTG and MHL :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 29, 2013, 10:24
THL W11 Monkey King Youth version on the way..
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/28/thl-monkey-king-youth-version-revealed/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 29, 2013, 10:31
Most of them release the 1G/16G version and holds back those 2G/32G release.
I wonder if they expect some CPU upgrade to MTK6592 ???

The only one that released the 2G/32GB is iOcean, the rest keeping silence.
This is really intriguing.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on July 29, 2013, 11:35
Hi Bro (Francis Wu), Seeking your opinion on Zopo 950 pro 5.7" 1G ram 16 gb + 32 g TF @ S$ 345 with 1 year warranty from gmarket. Worth buying? Any problem with this phone? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 29, 2013, 11:45
If it's 5.7", I would recommend Migo G9200 at only $245 with extra battery and original flip cover which I posted just awhile back!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on July 29, 2013, 11:56
If it's 5.7", I would recommend Migo G9200 at only $245 with extra battery and original flip cover which I posted just awhile back!
Ya Bro, but I don't travel to China le & don't like to buy from the China websites after hearing all those horror stories n mostly the warranty too
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 29, 2013, 11:58
This is new neken N6 wallpaper, will this boost up the sales ?  :o

**As the picture is too large and distracted.
Change it to link instead.
http://www.neken.cn/bbs/data/attachment/forum/201307/22/164306t0838ngka03ktgee.jpg (http://www.neken.cn/bbs/data/attachment/forum/201307/22/164306t0838ngka03ktgee.jpg)
http://www.neken.cn/bbs/data/attachment/forum/201307/22/164327hkmpel6dcl4zmpp0.jpg (http://www.neken.cn/bbs/data/attachment/forum/201307/22/164327hkmpel6dcl4zmpp0.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: crombie on July 29, 2013, 14:14
it will not boost sales among the xtremeplace member for sure!;)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on July 30, 2013, 16:55
Hey bro Francis, just placed order thru Everbuying.com for a JWD S4(max) 6 " Quad core HD 1.2GHz 720P IPS Screen, Android.1 Gb ram, 8 G  Rom, back camera 12.5mp front 5 mp. 2 x sim slot with 2 x 3,800mAh battery, leather cover @ USD 239. What do u tbink?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 30, 2013, 18:56
Looks good on specs, typically a Samsung clone but you will never how good it will be until you put your hands on it!

Cheap and functional.

Gives us a review...

http://www.dhgate.com/product/jwd-s4-max-mtk6589-quad-core-1-2-ghz-android/165023130.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: luxian on July 30, 2013, 21:47
明日(周三)中午12点,佳域手机官方商城继续开放销售佳域G4,本批销售的为G4薄电版白色,购买地址为:http://shop.ejiayu.com/product-324.html。7月27日销售的佳域G4今日已经开始陆续发货。请相关用户留意。

pasted from my weixin
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 30, 2013, 22:04
Gone in 28 secs.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 31, 2013, 09:27
The world's thinnest smart phone from BBK coming out in August...sexy and very very slim ;D http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/30/bbk-vivo-x3-the-worlds-thinnest-smartphone-ready-to-launch-on-august/#more-14463
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on July 31, 2013, 11:23
Looks like iocean had really going full force now. Released few k each week.

http://ju.taobao.com/tg/home.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w5995142-17743295591.1.VdnrOP&item_id=18974117656&id=10000000449315

With the rate they are going, china smartphone is really interesting.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 31, 2013, 12:06
Did not mentioned whether this supports OTG or not!!

But at this price, it's value for money!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on July 31, 2013, 18:33
Top 5 most anticipated Chinese phones: Summer 2013

Neo N003
Xiaomi Mi3
Xiaomi Red Rice
Xiaocai X9
Oppo Find 7
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/07/29/top-5-most-anticipated-chinese-phones-summer-2013/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 31, 2013, 22:11
This is the best deal in the market now, that is, if you can get hold it! :P
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/31/xiaomi-red-rice-is-now-hit-the-market/#more-14491

Get your chinese friends to pre order now!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on July 31, 2013, 22:33
this one using MT6589T chipset same as the rest of MIC.
Except maybe with Xiaomi brand & MIUI firmware (think should be in chinese only).
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on July 31, 2013, 22:37
You can get google play store installed in it but the only thing that is holding foreigners back will be it only supports GSM and TD-SCDMA, so the latter network 3G will not be compatible outside of China! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 01, 2013, 11:41
Those of you complaining about soft sound from your phones can now download 'volume Booster', a very useful app to boost up the volume of your music and other related audio features! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on August 01, 2013, 13:21
Not sure what they changed on my Neken N3 ROM, but the latest update improved on the volume a lot.
Wifey never complaint about soft volume anymore, volume now always at 25% point only.

I guess just some coding bugs on the firmware.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 01, 2013, 21:39
Another Korean Phablet on the way....
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/31/hyundai-multicav-q6-android-phablet-with-handwriting-capability/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bigtree on August 05, 2013, 11:19
Can check with all c-fu on PRC phone: whether the W11 going for HKD 2,480 (about $400). About $50 more ex than webshop. Can buy bo in HK?

HKprice.com.hk (http://www.price.com.hk/category.php?c=100005&filter=100168,100821,101418)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 05, 2013, 11:25
One of the better phones around and the only one with 13 mp camera front and back!

A real statement maker if you show it around, so go for it! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 05, 2013, 21:37
How about this to compete against the Samsung Mega 6.3".....  :)

http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/07/goophone-s4-mega-better-hardware-than-original-samsung-galaxy-mega-6-3/#comment-2555
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 06, 2013, 13:33
Anyone use goophone before? Is it ok? Thinking to preorder this one.

How about this to compete against the Samsung Mega 6.3".....  :)

http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/07/goophone-s4-mega-better-hardware-than-original-samsung-galaxy-mega-6-3/#comment-2555

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 13:40
I have the Goopad Mini 7 3G Plus for already 3 months and everything works fine!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bigtree on August 06, 2013, 14:06
OT: This is not a smart phone... But it's retro!

Retails about HKD 545

(http://www.premiumposts.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/oldschool_cellphone.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 14:20
Da Ke Da is classified as a deadly weapon now, you can kill people with that!! ;D  May have problems with the customs!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tomli on August 06, 2013, 15:22
Bro francis,

Looking for dual sim cards. Any to recommend?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 15:33
Off hand i can think of the flwg =
THL W11 Monkey King
Neo N003
iOcean X7 Elite
Faea 2
Green Orange N1

All 5" FHD with dual sim!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 15:34
OT: This is not a smart phone... But it's retro!

Retails about HKD 545

(http://www.premiumposts.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/oldschool_cellphone.jpg)


BTW, I assume you are now in HKG already!!  Did you buy the THL W11 Monkey King!! ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tomli on August 06, 2013, 18:23
Understd samsung is going to issue mega 6.3 in dual sim soon so better wait for  Goopad Mini 7 3G Plus to follow suit. Then can buy liao
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 18:38
You didn't see this which I posted earlier!...
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/07/07/goophone-s4-mega-better-hardware-than-original-samsung-galaxy-mega-6-3/#comment-2555
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 18:44
Another one for you, or those who like big phones, to consider....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/06/zopo-zp990-6-inch-1080-phablet-now-listed-from-340/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tomli on August 06, 2013, 20:10
Yes...saw yr earlier post. I mean waiti g for  Goophone S4 Mega  with dual sim card. Would definately beat the hell out of samsung.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 20:24
Yes...saw yr earlier post. I mean waiti g for  Goophone S4 Mega  with dual sim card. Would definately beat the hell out of samsung.

Ready for Pre-order now!
http://www.android-inside.com/goophone-s4-mega-6-45-inch-1080p-screen-mt6589t-13mp-2gb-ram-android-phone.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 06, 2013, 20:52
Zopo and Goophone, which one is better? I am likely order one of them.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 06, 2013, 21:26
I think that up sizing is getting out of control, spawning 6" and higher! :P

The Xplay at 5.7" is the max I would go for in a phone!  So if u ask me which one I would pick, it has to be the Zopo 6"! :)

More on the Zopo..
http://www.zopomobileshop.com/146-zopo-zp990-captain-s-32gb-6-inch-fhd-13-mp-camera-gorilla-glass-android-phablet-black.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 06, 2013, 23:21
Your choice is base on screensize alone? or how about the refinement of the phone?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 07, 2013, 10:27
First you must like the face then you look at the dress!!

Basically, they are all using Mediatek chips, so performance wise, they are all about the same!  Next, the body construction is important as it will tell us about it rigidity and handling.  Stay away from plasticky back covers like Samsung, they look cheap!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on August 07, 2013, 10:34
First you look at the body (the shape, curves & assets),      :o :o :o
then the face (looks)    ;D ;D ;D
finally then the internal (character)    ::) ::) ::)

oops, you guys are talking about mic smart phone   ;) ;) ;)  what am I thinking of    :P :P :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 08, 2013, 12:24
Next generation iOcean to be an 8-core, 1080 phone

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/07/iocean-execs-8-core-phone-coming-early-2014/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on August 09, 2013, 09:49
Hi. Any info on the iocean x7 elite dual sim network bands? the micro sim able to have 3G?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 10, 2013, 00:07
yes.  it's wcdma so 3g also.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bigtree on August 10, 2013, 07:53
FW tai gor, yesterday that  red sexy model u holding is which one har?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 10, 2013, 09:41
Migo G9200.  Excellent value for the money.  Google play store  installed for u to download all the Apps u want.  Screen is very good at 720P and navigation smooth n slick.  Go for it! :D





Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: rogersk8ter on August 10, 2013, 11:53
anyone notice it? using one sim or two sims does affect the battery life.....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 10, 2013, 17:51
haven't really tried 2 sims so can't comment!  I am sure some of the Bros here can advise!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Ysabelkid on August 10, 2013, 17:56
Francis - enjoy all your postings of the various phones.

Is there a third party app to check the amount of internal storage in the phone?
The box did not say anything but the web site claim 1G RAM and8G ROM.

Bought the THL W200 from SLS recently. :)
anTuTu benchmark for this phone can be a bit suspect.

anTuTu said the camera is 12.6 MP back and front but if you take pictures and use the resolution, you get 8 MP back and 5 MP front as per the box.

Are there any bigger battery than 1800 mAh from THL that will fit the W200?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 10, 2013, 18:06
The antutu also shows the various specs in the phone and it should be accurate!

If the phone says 12 mp, it actually should be 8 only.  They use interpolation to achieve the 12 mp size, same as the iOcean 7.  You can actually see the pixel resolution in the camera settings!

Not sure of the bigger battery size battery but do remember that bigger battery requires thicker back cover to accommodate it!  Is the W100 eating up the battery faster than usual?

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Ysabelkid on August 10, 2013, 20:54
Screenshot of anTuTu benchmark -

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c27/Ysabel_Kid_1976/Screenshot_2013-08-10-13-26-34.png)

Don't think the internal storage is 8G as claim on the web site.

Battery for W200 last over one day for normal use.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: tane0019 on August 10, 2013, 21:22
Don't think the internal storage is 8G as claim on the web site.

Go to [Setting] >> [Storage]  >> tap on [Erase Phone Storage]   ---  then go back & check the storage again, you should see somewhere near 8G.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Ysabelkid on August 10, 2013, 21:47
Go to [Setting] >> [Storage]  >> tap on [Erase Phone Storage]   ---  then go back & check the storage again, you should see somewhere near 8G.
------------------------------------------
Thanks for the tip.

It is quite confusing when you read the anTuTu benchmark and these screenshots -

There seems to be two parts - this must be the RAM -
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c27/Ysabel_Kid_1976/Phone_2013-08-10-14-36-01.png)

This must be the internal storage -
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c27/Ysabel_Kid_1976/Phoneb_2013-08-10-14-37-50.png)

:)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 10, 2013, 23:50
was browsing around sls 4th fl, this shop displaying many THL hp, salesman showed me THL W11, he told me may have some in stock but its the youth version 1GB ram 16GB Rom, price around S$350.
Very clear screen, fast and smooth, the only thing I dun like is the battery is built in.
There is also THL W8, but not the W8S.  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 11, 2013, 17:38
Just got back from Hwa Qiang Bei Lo!  The THL W11 1G/16G is going for 1599 rmb and the 2G/32G for 1699!  The latter is value for money at this price.  Can install Google Play Store at the shop for you free of charge!  Tested the front and back 13 mp cam and the pictures looked sharp coming out untouched.!  Only nitpicking is the non-removable battery.  Dual slots for dual SIM cards though.  Slim, sexy and very light! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Ysabelkid on August 11, 2013, 18:20
What is the battery life like?  ;D

Very tempting .....
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 11, 2013, 18:41
Not really sure.  At 2000 mAh, it may be a little.short on life :P

Having said that, my iOcean X7 with the same.battery size, is very good. :)





Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 11, 2013, 19:25
HPs ranking in China

(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/SUY0cdaBVtTuUccuTnIRjg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTQ2OQ--/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_SG/News/SG_AFTP_PennOlson_NEW/china-smartphone-market-2013.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on August 12, 2013, 12:01
Not really sure.  At 2000 mAh, it may be a little.short on life :P

Having said that, my iOcean X7 with the same.battery size, is very good. :)

Any other brand like iOean X7 that has removable battery and around that price?  Sensitivity of Iocean seems like abit slow sometimes
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 13, 2013, 14:33
how about this....
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/12/mlais-mx59-5-inch-android-smartphone-with-quad-core-chipset/#comment-2602
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Gondon72 on August 13, 2013, 16:32
how about this....
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/12/mlais-mx59-5-inch-android-smartphone-with-quad-core-chipset/#comment-2602

Looks good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 13, 2013, 16:46
How about this also... :)
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/12/faea-f2s-quad-core-android-phone-with-5-inch-fhd-screen/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 13, 2013, 19:36
Test on Gorilla glass screen  ;D
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1174877_571777966218627_1000848737_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 13, 2013, 22:20
100,000 units gone in 90 seconds!
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/13/xiaomi-red-rice-offers-just-only-799-yuan-130-usd/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 13, 2013, 22:22
Gone in a second... :P
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/12/newman-edge-k2-packs-with-5-5-fhd-screen-and-quad-core-processor/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on August 14, 2013, 00:12
My Neken N3 spec of 1G/4G now became 2.5GB/4GB.

(http://vcom.com.sg/alex/albums/userpics/10002/N3_mod_RAM.png)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 14, 2013, 23:11
Hold your purchase, wait for this slimmest phone in the world with a built In Sabre 9018 DAC! WOW

http://mtksj.com/html/MTKshoujizixun/4570.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on August 15, 2013, 12:56
Hold your purchase, wait for this slimmest phone in the world with a built In Sabre 9018 DAC! WOW

http://mtksj.com/html/MTKshoujizixun/4570.html

According to GizmoChina, it will be officially released next week:
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/vivo-x3-will-offically-released-in-beijing-on-august-22nd/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 15, 2013, 13:26
Yes and it's gonna be expensive > 3000 rmb upward! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 15, 2013, 17:07
My colleague has placed an order for me on Zopo 6" phone. Hopefully it is good!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 15, 2013, 17:09
Congrats fredhappy it will be shiok  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 15, 2013, 17:29
So far the choice for 6" full HD dual sim phablet still not a lot, either this or goophone. Goophone is cheaper but Zopo seems more reputable brands ( I am not sure on this also). The Vivo X3 dont know would be dual sim or not, and not sure what is the screen size yet.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 15, 2013, 19:53
It will 5" FHD and due to the ultra thin design, it's gonna be single sim and non removable battery but who cares as long as it sounds good! :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 15, 2013, 20:27
Coming soon  ;D

(http://www.androidmall.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/a/dakele-2-big-cola-0001_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 15, 2013, 22:10
Hurry, 5000 units available!  Book now for one of the best value phablets!
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/zopo-c7-the-new-flagship-smartphone-from-zopo-mobile/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: n3wk1d on August 15, 2013, 22:17
This is what I'm waiting for, 5.5" FHD. 1G/16GB, from newmn K2 for RMB1499.

http://www.newman.mobi/mobile/k2.html

(http://cdn.newman.mobi/statics/img/k2_detail_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 16, 2013, 10:56
Hurry, 5000 units available!  Book now for one of the best value phablets!
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/zopo-c7-the-new-flagship-smartphone-from-zopo-mobile/

Got one successfully by my china colleague, it said shipped on 18/08 :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 16, 2013, 12:55
Wow Bro, at last, you got what you have been waiting for! ;D

Give your take on it after you have played with this phablet!!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 16, 2013, 15:28
Review of the Neo N003...
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/15/review-of-neo-n003-android-smartphone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 16, 2013, 15:52
Wow Bro, at last, you got what you have been waiting for! ;D

Give your take on it after you have played with this phablet!!

Yes, I have been waiting a bigger screen phablet 1080p screen and dual sim. Hopefully this wont disappoint me.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: bondoroyot on August 17, 2013, 15:44
Yes and it's gonna be expensive > 3000 rmb upward! :P

It's time to add your Vivo collection  ;D:
"The rumors is also says that the ViVo X3 smartphone will has 2699 yuan or around $441 USD price tag"

http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/16/here-is-the-full-specs-of-vivo-x3-smartphone-before-launch/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 17, 2013, 19:26
Yes, they just announced the pricing and with built-in Sabre ES9018 dac, think 2499 Rmb is a good value.

See whether I can get my Beijing contact to get one or not to compete with my Xplay Cirrus Logic dac!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 17, 2013, 21:23
Good buy at US$283 for the Monkey King...

http://www.antelife.com/thl-w11-monkey-king-mtk6589t-quad-core-1-5ghz-smartphone-with-android-4-2-5-0-inch-2g-32g-dual-camera-front-back-13-0mp-1080p-1920-x-1080-fhd-white.html
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 17, 2013, 22:33
Lucky I did not wait the x3, 5" 720p not what I am looking for but I guess the sound should be good.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: brianforever on August 18, 2013, 10:23
Lucky I did not wait the x3, 5" 720p not what I am looking for but I guess the sound should be good.

Beware of antelife, I placed an order for more than 20 days & still have not received my item :( luckily Paypal managed to check that their registered mail tracking no is invalid
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 18, 2013, 10:41
Most of the resellers are reliable, just that they don't have the stock and they resort to enticing buyers to pre-order and get the cash for their overheads!

Luckily, we have PayPals to thank for keeping a vigilant on them!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: wsdavidcheah on August 18, 2013, 11:32
Beware of antelife, I placed an order for more than 20 days & still have not received my item :( luckily Paypal managed to check that their registered mail tracking no is invalid

Bro
How did u get Paypals to check? I've been waiting for  a week and tracking no given for Chinapost dont seems to work too.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: brianforever on August 18, 2013, 13:46
When I submitted the tracking no @ the courier website & the result is invalid..I immediately open a dispute on Paypal & escalate a claim asap..

I assume they are using the cash from buyers to earn interest and just making us fools....I have many friends who ordered their phones elsewhere ..receiving their phones from as early as 4 days to no later than 10 days....

For them to take more than 24 days yet not seeing the phone at all is just plain ridiculous :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: silencer13 on August 18, 2013, 20:59
My Samsung Galaxy Note just died when I was in Japan.
Looks like it's pushing me to buy a China phone.

So what's a good phone now for S$500 or less?
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 18, 2013, 21:34
Hurry, 5000 units available!  Book now for one of the best value phablets!
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/zopo-c7-the-new-flagship-smartphone-from-zopo-mobile/

Book one now! :)

Or wait for this...
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/17/no-1-n3-yet-another-5-7-inch-smartphone-with-mt6589t-chipset/
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/17/faea-f2s-quad-core-android-phone-on-video/
http://www.android-inside.com/no-1-n3-5-7-inch-screen-2gb-ram-13mp-camera-note-3-android-pablet-white.html
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a220m.1000858.0.39.z7cyYV&id=18462182575&is_b=1&cat_id=50024400&q=migo
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: malv16 on August 19, 2013, 21:04
Anyone selling his toy? :D looking for dual sim

Sent from my PadFone 2 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 20, 2013, 18:24
If u need a big phone to make a statement, get these.... ;D

http://www.orientdeal.com/orientphone-mega-6.5-6.5-inch-1080p-screen-1.5ghz-mtk6589t-2gb-ram-16gb-rom-13mp-camera-android-4.2-phone.html

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/20/kivu-big-7-ultimate-phablet-packs-17-mega-pixel-rear-camera/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: Wilber on August 21, 2013, 00:01
looking forward for september's new release phones....

especially meixu mx3!


http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/meizu-mx3-will-launching-on-september-2nd-at-beijing-water-cube/

*OT, wow my post happened to be 333...  ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: ralfale on August 21, 2013, 09:38
Those who don't mind waiting,  new mhl standard out 'soon'

http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-mhl-consortium-announces-mhl-30-spec-brings-4k-video-support-power-charging-10w?utm_source=hwzsgforums&utm_campaign=Autopost%2BEdt%2Bin%2BForums&utm_content=%5BNews%5D-MHL%2BConsortium%2BAnnounces%2BMHL%2B3.0%2BSpec%2C%2BBrings%2B4K%2BVideo%2BSupport%2B%26%2BPower%2BCharging%2BUp%2Bto%2B10W&utm_medium=referral
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 21, 2013, 10:20
I will wait for this next month! :)

http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/19/oppo-n1-n-lens-will-released-on-september/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 21, 2013, 13:49
Top 10 2GB RAM Chinese Android Phones: Summer 2013

http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/21/top-10-2gb-ram-chinese-android-phones-summer-2013/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 21, 2013, 14:04
looking forward for september's new release phones....

especially meixu mx3!


http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/14/meizu-mx3-will-launching-on-september-2nd-at-beijing-water-cube/

*OT, wow my post happened to be 333...  ;D

I don't like the look of the back, with fish eye covering the camera, it's a disaster! :P
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 21, 2013, 16:07
My zopo c7 is shipped last night to my china plant but no one going there to pick up the phone for me this month. What a pity!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 21, 2013, 16:13
Don't you have administrators in the office to receive the package ??? ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 21, 2013, 16:35
My colleagues in china will pick up the phone for me but no Singapore side colleague going there to pick up the phone for me to bring back Singapore.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 21, 2013, 22:13
Where in China is the phone sent to? ::)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: freddyhappy on August 21, 2013, 23:44
Kun Shan, which is pretty near to Shang hai.
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 22, 2013, 11:10
Well, as the saying goes, good stuff is worth the wait! ;D

The Galaxy S4 killer is here....
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/20/orientphone-s4-advanced-the-ultimate-chinese-samsung-galaxy-s4-alternative/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 22, 2013, 11:16
Wow, a 4K 5.5" screen on a smart phone by LG!! ::)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/20/lg-display-shows-of-2560-x-1440-hd-display-for-mobile-phones/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 22, 2013, 19:27
Can't wait for Oppo to review their latest camera smart phone!..

http://m.androidauthority.com/oppo-n1-rear-touchpanel-258078/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: domho8 on August 22, 2013, 21:40
(http://www.gizchina.com/wp-content/uploads/images/ok-a50-5000mah-phone.jpg)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/21/ouki-ok-a50-5000mah-battery-android-smartphone/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 23, 2013, 10:46
So the thinnest phone in the world still get a Cirrus Logic chip instead of Sabre ES9018!!

No reason for me to upgrade then!! :)
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/08/22/worlds-thinnest-5-75mm-vivo-x3-sales-begin-on-23rd-august-full-specifications/
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on August 23, 2013, 11:04
Anybody getting the Sony Xperia Z Ultra - it's not prc but its got a 6.44" screen, waterproof and 6.5mm thin
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 23, 2013, 11:06
Hey, wait a minute, it's a ESS Sabre 9018 chip built in DAC after all....
http://www.gizmochina.com/2013/08/22/review-of-vivo-x3-android-smartphone-the-worlds-thinnest-smartphone-ever/#more-15216

But wtf is the reviewer talking about on the audio front!! :P  lait bo kew!!

Have to wait for the WCDMA version before trying it out though!! :)
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 23, 2013, 11:08
Anybody getting the Sony Xperia Z Ultra - it's not prc but its got a 6.44" screen, waterproof and 6.5mm thin

You will look funny with that big phone near your ear!! ;D

Did you manage to get the ocean navigation app in your Android!
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on August 23, 2013, 11:54
yeah found this
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.navionics.singleAppAustralasiaAfricaHD
but the sony is the only waterproof hd phone right now
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 23, 2013, 12:01
Bro, if you drop it in the sea, no waterproofing will help!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: kelso on August 23, 2013, 12:09
*In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z Ultra is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-VgDZJ-rI
come come we do mass order  :D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC
Post by: francis wu on August 23, 2013, 12:13
Bro, read the words 'fresh water'! ;D

You will be dropping it in the 'sea water' during your fishing trip!! ;D
Title: Re: Smart Phones from PRC