Category Archives: Other

Tronsmart T2000: Feature-Rich Chromecast Competitor

Posted on in Android, Other, Reviews, Video | 0 comments
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We review the Tronsmart T2000, a simple to use streaming dongle and competent Chromecast rival. Over the past few years the popularity in Android TV boxes has boomed, yet the most feature is often to simple stream content from other devices, and there is a better alternative! Streaming dongles, like Google’s very own Chromecast, have […]

Weloop Tommy: The beta smart watch

Posted on in Other, Reviews, Wearable | 3 comments
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Wearables are booming this year, and especially smart watches make up a large chunk of this market, and market leaders are all backing the more costly Android Wear route, but do you really needed all those features on your wrist? What’s more battery life is pretty poor too, so it’s time to look at the alternatives. […]

Xiaomi Piston 2 Review: Ear-worthy $20 buds?

Posted on in Other, Reviews, Xiaomi | 26 comments
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Once again, here at GizChina, we are taking a look at another amazing piece of kit and once again it comes from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Rather than their phones or tablet, this time around we are reviewing the Xiaomi Piston 2 earphones. Find out if these budget earbuds live up to all the hype. We […]

UltraFire Cree XML T6 2000 lumen flashlight review!

Posted on in Other, Reviews | 12 comments
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When it comes to Chinese technology, there is a lot more to discover than just Android devices. This is why we want to move “off topic” this time and talk about a Chinese flashlight! To be more exact, it is a flashlight manufactured by UltraFire. This company is a very popular Chinese brand, especially known for its rechargeable lithium batteries, and now durable torches.

New Oppo teaser on Twitter claims “best audio quality”

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Other | 5 comments
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Oppo’s newest teaser is claiming “best audio quality” for a mysterious device.

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Google and Audi to Announce In-Car Partnership at CES

Posted on in Android, news, Other | 0 comments

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Audi are set to announce a partnership at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. Apple had already made a similar announcement with support from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and General Motors. The Google/Audi announcement is also said to include hardware manufacturer nVidia, who […]

LG G2 Set to get Android 4.4 KitKat International Release with New Year

Posted on in Android, news, Other | 0 comments

When will the LG G2 get the Android 4.4 update? We may have discovered the answer.

Rumor: HTC and LG to Use Sapphire Home Buttons, Fingerprint Scanners?

Posted on in Android, news, Other | 1 comment

Digitimes is reporting that the HTC One 2 (or HTC M8) and the LG G3, the upcoming flagship phones from the device manufacturers are reportedly set to feature sapphire home buttons. Sapphire is commonly used in fingerprint scanners due to its anti-scratch properties. If the Digitimes report, which quotes “industry sources” turns out to be true and […]

Acer Liquid S2 vs HTC One Max

Posted on in Other, Phones | 1 comment

Earlier we brought you the Acer Liquid S2‘s impressive AnTuTu scores. While the internal horsepower of a phone is certainly important, the Liquid S2 is often compared to the HTC One Max due to their similar appearance, price point and that both pack top or near top of the line cameras. So how do the two phones compare […]

Huawei Releases Chromecast Like Device Sell For Under $50

Posted on in Huawei, news, Other, Tech | 1 comment

Google’s Chromecast is a huge hit in the states, now China’s Huawei wants in on the action. The Mango Pie 2 TV Stick has been released by Huawei and it instantly brings to mind Google’s TV dongle. The Mango Pie 2, which is on sale for 299Yuan (49USD, 36EUR) on Jingdong and other chinese technology […]

Cube working on an Intel-powered Notebook!

Posted on in Computers, news, Other, Tech | 0 comments

According to reports, China’s Cube, a manufacturer who shot to fame with their RK3066 powered U30GT dual-core tablet PC last year, are now on their way to releasing their first Intel-powered laptop.

Find trusted online Chinese stores with the GizChina Chinese Store Directory

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Other, Phablets, Phones, Tech | 48 comments
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We are sure you are all aware that the problem with Chinese phones, phablets and tablets isn’t finding a great device, but finding a trusted Chinese store to buy them from! This is why we have created the GizChina Chinese Store Directory!

Is the JiaYu S1 the phone JiaYu should be making? Full specifications and photos, have your say!

Posted on in Android, JiaYu, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Other, Phones, Reviews, Tech | 24 comments
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Are JiaYu making a huge mistake with some of their hardware and feature choices on the JiaYu S1? Take a look at the complete hardware, specifications and exclusive photos here and have your say!

Chinese Girls buying up Anti-Pervert Hairy Stockings for Summer!

Posted on in news, Other | 22 comments
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Chinese woman who are fed up with being eyed up in the summer are resorting to extreme measures! Namely these Hairy Stockings!

Update: JiaYu G4 Vs. UMi X2 camera shootout at Qingdao International Auto Show 2013!

Posted on in JiaYu, Other, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Umi | 42 comments
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We visit the Qingdao International Auto Show 2013 for a UMi X2 Vs. JiaYu G4 camera shootout! Keep reading for lots of photo and video samples from these flagship Mediatek phones!

Huawei announces MediaQ M310 Android Set-top Box

Posted on in Android, Huawei, news, Other, Tech, Video | 0 comments

In the wake of Huawei’s CES grandstanding with their Ascend Mate, Ascend P2 and Ascend D2 Android smartphones, Huawei has announced a new member of their MediaQ set-top box line. What’s notable about Huawei’s new M310 device is their use of their own HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core ARM-9 processor. The device sports 1GB of RAM and 4GB of […]

Tactus’ Tactile Layer™ Technology Adds Raised Buttons to Existing Touchscreens

Posted on in Android, Other, Phablets, Phones, Tablets, Tech | 5 comments

Anybody that reads GizChina.com knows that we love Android devices. Not surprising considering that most of the Chinese manufacturers that we cover make Android devices. But there are still a few staff members here that remember the days when we had the beautiful keyboards on our old Blackberry devices. Well the clever folks at Tactus […]

ZTE Confirms Firefox OS Phone coming in 2013

Posted on in Other, Phones, Tech, ZTE | 4 comments

It’s been a busy season for ZTE, they’ve impressed us with the announcement of two stellar devices, the Nubia Z5, and the ZTE Grand S, Not to mention the rumors of the upcoming Nubia Z7 superphone!

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to be launched at CES 2013 !

Posted on in news, Other, Tech | 3 comments
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Corning is going to show us the latest Glass Technologies at CES 2013, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is expected to be found on a number of flagship devices his year. As you can expect, the new tough glass will be a big leap forward, with the Corning team stating they have  invented a new […]

Android 4.1.2 Rom for JiaYu G2 (Single Core Ver.)

Posted on in Android, How To, JiaYu, Other, Phones | 10 comments
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JiaYu just released the Android 4.1.2 firmware for G2 single core  version yesterday. Due to the two different screens used in G2, there are two version of roms. Please check the software version before you upgrade your phone.   Change Log: Nil Bug Known: 5MP camera was shown in hardware specification but it will not […]