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Andi Sykes is the founder and editor of When he's not writing about Chinese tech you can find him discussing mountain bikes at:

Purported leaked images of a 9.7-inch Intel powered Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Tablets, Tech, Xiaomi News | 6 comments
xiaomi mi pad 2 leaked

The original 7.9-inch Mi Pad has been on sale for well over a year already and a new model is well overdue, but could this 9.7-inch leaked Mi Pad 2 be the real deal?

Mu Lan L8 Plus is a LeTV Le Max clone with MT6795 chip and 21 mega-pixel main camera

Posted on in Knock Off, Launch, LeTV, news | 10 comments
mu lan l8 plus letv le max clone

The LeTV Le Max has gained a lot of attention but it is an expensive phone outside of China, but if you don’t mind opting for a clone the Mu Lan L8 could be the next best thing.

GizChina will be at IFA! Here is what to expect!

Posted on in Asus, Huawei, Launch, Lenovo, news, Phones, Siswoo | 3 comments
ifa berlin

This year will be our first year attending IFA in Berlin, so what can we expect from this huge mobile event?

Antutu Shootout: Snapdragon 810 vs Mediatek Helio X10

Posted on in Benchmarks, LeTV, Meizu News, news, OnePlus, Phones, Tech, Video | 42 comments
Antutu Shootout: LeTV Le Max vs OnePlus 2 vs Meizu MX5

With 3 of the most talked about Chinese Android flagship phones in our hands what a great opportunity for an Antutu shootout. Find out which scores the highest between the OnePlus 2, LeTV Le Max and Meizu MX5.

Purported specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Edge curved display flagship

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaocai | 53 comments
xiaomi mi edge

Xiaomi’s rumoured Mi Edge curved display Samsung Galaxy S6 rival specs revealed.

Huawei Watch could be the first Android Wear device with iOS support

Posted on in Huawei, news, Wearable | 2 comments
huawei watch ios

Yesterday we reported that the Huawei Watch had appeared on Amazon, and further details point at iOS support.

LeTV Le 1 price cut to $274.99 with delivery from EU

Posted on in LeTV, news, Phones | 15 comments
letv s1 review have cut the retail price of the excellent LeTV Le One by $20 meaning you can pick the handset up for only $274.99 with shipping from the EU.

The Huawei Watch is available for pre-order and it is too expensive

Posted on in Huawei, Launch, news, Wearable | 7 comments
huawei watch

As someone who uses Android Wear on a daily basis I understand it’s a cool gadget but limited features means its only worth investing very limited amounts of money on making the Huawei Watch a no go for many of us. Android Wear is very cool and if you choose a decent watch then you […]

LeTV Le Max unboxing and first impressions plus video (LeTV X900)

Posted on in LeTV, news, Phones, Tech, Video | 43 comments
letv le max x900 review

This has been a phone I have been very excited to try and today I finally got to undress this beast. Keep watching for my LeTV Le Max (LeTV X900) unboxing and first impressions.

OnePlus 2 Review: Worth the hype?

Posted on in news, OnePlus, Phones, Reviews | 63 comments
oneplus 2 review

The OnePlus 2 launched on a sea of hype and to the trumpet call of “2016 Flagship Killer” but does the OnePlus 2 really deliver? Find out what we think in our full OnePlus 2 review.

3 x Qiku 360 flagships launched with Snapdragon 810, 808 or MTK chips

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Qiku | 43 comments
qiku 36o phones

Security specialists turned phone maker 360 announced their range of smartphones in China this week sporting either Mediatek or Qualcomm chips. Here are the full Qiku 360 specs.

Oukitel U7 has a big 5.5-inch display at a low $49.99 price

Posted on in news, Oukitel, Phones | 7 comments
oukitel u7

When not building dual screen smartphones, Oukitel are busy with other projects such as the recently revealed Oukitel U7 costing from just $49.99.

Ulefone Paris promises to be the perfect balance, what’s your opinion?

Posted on in news, Phones, Ulefone | 30 comments
ulefone paris

Ulefone say that they have reached a perfect balance of hardware, design and user experience with the Ulefone Paris, what do you think? Being a 5-inch phone, the Ulefone Paris does sit in the middle of current screen trends, were we see devices from 4.7-inch all the way to 6-inch (and in the past more). […]

Budget Doogee X5 Pro gets a RAM updated before launch

Posted on in Doogee, Launch, news, Phones | 9 comments
doogee x5

Doogee’s planned X5 range is set for a September launch, but already the Pro version of the phone has received a ROM update from 1GB RAM to 2GB.

Blackview punish their BV5000 to a paint bath and ice attack

Posted on in Blackview, news, Phones | 7 comments
blackview bv5000 rugged phone

Blackview are so confident in the strength and durability of their Blackview BV5000 that they have subjected the rugged smartphone to a couple of bizzare tests.

Elephone’s crowd funding event has the aim of an $89.99 smartphone

Posted on in Elephone, Launch, news, Phones | 38 comments
elephone trunk

Elephone have just dropped another smartphone sales promotion on the Chinese tech world where fans reserving and sharing their reservation contribute towards a final lower price tag.

Flagship Qiku spy photos show dual camera and fingerprint scanner, but pricing is high

Posted on in Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 19 comments
qiku flagship

Qiku will be releasing their flagship phone later today in Beijing, and as the tradition goes, here are some last minute leaks.

Meet the tiny Elephone Q, a tiny phone with few surprises

Posted on in Elephone, Launch, news, Phones | 27 comments
elephone Q

Just when we thought we had seen everything, Elephone have gone and thrown us a curve ball with the announcement of the super tiny Elephone Q.

5.2-inch ZTE Axon Mini stops off at TENAA

Posted on in news, Phones, Tenaa, ZTE | 12 comments
zte axon mini

ZTE’s Axon brand has just spawned a smaller model with 5.2-inch display and more compact proportions.

Look out Xiaomi, LeTV getting in on the low-cost router action

Posted on in Launch, LeTV, news | 4 comments
letv router

Xiaomi aren’t the only ones with a low-cost dual antenna WIFI router available. LeTV have also shown off their small black offering with a few screen shots of the accompanying app.