Nuu Nu1 1.7Ghz , 4.8-inch Xiaomi Mi2A destroyer!

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If you have spent any amount of time on GizChina you will have seen that I quite like Xiaomi phones, in fact I bought a Xiaomi Mi2A for my wife just last week, but had I seen the Nuu Nu1 at the time I would probably be coming home with one of them instead.

Nuu are one of those Chinese brands who keep themselves to themselves. No hype, not leaked photos, nothing. The first time you get to hear about their new phones is when they offer them on sale!

So what makes the Nu1 a Xiaomi Mi2A slayer, well the processor is the same 1,7Ghz dual-core Snapdragon unit, there is 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and room for an SD card! Built-in NFC and 8 mega-pixel rear just like the Mi2A but a larger 4.8-inch 720p display from Casio!

The best bit though is the price. At 1299 Yuan ($211) with headphones and a case the Nuu Nu1 is cheaper than the 1499 Yuan ($244) Xiaomi which doesn’t come with those accessories!

Availability looks to be the major hurdle though, the brand is quite small and their phones seem to be only on sale though their website! Still if you do come by one it might well be worth buying!

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  • qidamin

    The fact is that xiaomi is quite well known now and we can be sure about good built quality, smooth interface, software updates and bug corrections. I have bought a ZTE just before my Mi2A and returned it after having dead pixels on the first one and sound problem on the second one (no need to mention backlight coming out through the border of the glass!). If specs of this one are appealing I would like to see built quality though.

  • nejtan

    Smaller battery, only adreno 220 instead 320 lika xiaomi m2 and you don’t know what about build quality. Xiaoimi looks better:)

  • jammy

    One of the major attractions of Xiaomi devices are MIUI ROM which comes preinstalled on it, and continous software support through life of device……..

    • Simon

      I think support whichever phone you buy should be critical, I think Xiaomi coupled with MIUI has plenty of that.

  • qidamin

    Also after having checked on website, battery is lower than Mi2A, GPU is Adreno220 and they claim Mi2A has no NFC…and on what seems to be real pictures and not renders the phone is not finally so attractive.

    • airyl

      This is the same 1.7ghz processor as the one in the Xiaomi M1s, not the M2A.

      • qidamin

        They just compare it to the Mi2A, that is why

  • teja

    nuu nu1 review

  • Michael

    Possibly a Faea F1 killer, not xiaomi Mi2a.
    9000 on antutu vs 16000+ on mi2a
    Also no Glonass GPS support

    • airyl

      Not a Faea F1 killer.

  • Norman Zakaria

    Upon seeing a competitor trying to destroy the precious Xiaomi, all I could think of is ” Nuuuuuu~ Nuu way you will beat Xiamo.” xD

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      haha

    • FTP

      Haaaa Haaaa.. Very nicely put..
      Probably the +’s are only screen and SD Card. I think Xiaomi Mi2A should have had 4.7 inch screen.

  • Mr.BlackWolff

    Xiaomi phones maybe awesome without MIUI…I dont know much, but it looks Iphone like??

  • Joco1114

    Handsome phone.

  • sere83

    android 4.0.4 = FAIL

  • Simon

    Well there is also another brand in China called Yusun & they claim to be direct competitors with Xiaomi, claiming there phones to be of a similar build quality but cheaper on price.

  • Victor

    Looks great ! But be aware .. some chinese androids don’t come with Google Playstore , especially they intended to be sold domestically

  • Simon

    Out of interest, what playstore do they use most commonly in China ?

  • enkht

    as yet said the cpu is a Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 and the gpu a adreno 220, the Mi 2 A is a s4 with krait

  • Simon

    I think i’m still going to go for the Xiaomi M2A at this point.

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Great choice!

  • Simon

    Even if the Mi3 comes out before I buy.

  • alanee

    hi from Spain
    i’d like to buy a Nuu but i don’t understand chinese. try to translate (google) but difficult to follow steps to complete process due to incorrect translation.
    there’s anything to worry about? i mean, it cost 1299Y but do you know if it’s possible to send to Spain and how much it cost?
    can i pay with master, visa… any problem? paypal possible?

    thx everybody.

  • Lia

    can i use google playstore in nuu nu1?

  • Maaz Shah

    Love this website guys, good job… Keep it up!

    Just dropping by to add that my mi2a that i bought 3 days back has just scored a Whopping!!! 23367 on Antutu Benchmark!!! I Mean Wow… I’m in Love!!!!
    Knocking on the doors of Galaxy S4 and HTC one :) Love Xiaomi!!!

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Wow from an Mi2A! That is impressive!

      • Maaz Shah

        Yes, exactly try it yourself!
        Its an exciting development!

  • SK

    I thought all you people already know that scoring high on Antutu is a joke. Antutu ain’t a standard, its just a fake benchmarking app that manufactures pay to attain a certain score. NUU is a real deal!