iOcean have been making affordable Android phones in China for years, but the brand have only just started making headlines with the announcement of the iOcean X7, so what is all the fuss about?
iOcean X7 Specification
The X7 is a cross between the UMi X2 and the Oppo Find 5. The body look very similar to the Find 5′s, while the hardware and features are exactly the same as the X2. Quad-core MT6589, dual-sim, 5-inch 1080 HD display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera etc. There will also be a ‘Youth’ edition of the iOcean, which will cost less, but offer a 8 mega-pixel rear camera.
Why we like the iOcean X7
We like the X7 because it looks as good as a Find 5, comes with hardware as rock-solid and amazing as the UMi X2, but will cost less at just 999 Yuan ($160)!!
Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Alcatel is TCL’s international brand under which it sells it’s phones. The One Touch Idol X is the first quad-core, 5-inch phone for them to offer and it looks pretty special.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X Specification
The One Touch Idol X only is the most recently announced of all the phones here, and is on display at the Mobile World Congress as we speak. The overall design, shape and colour of the phone reminds us of the HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA, and the similarities don’t stop there. The Idol X packs a 5-inch 1080 display, quad-core MT6589 processor, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean!
Those who have managed to have time with the Idol X say the phone is extremely comfortable to hold and is impressively lightweight!
Why we like the Alcatel One Touch Idol X
We really like the bright colour and large display of the Idol X, but what impresses us more is that we know TCL are a high quality brand with a great community and offer tons of support! Best of all though is that the Idol X will officially launch outside of China!