Category Archives: Tech

Huawei Honor 3X and 3C officially launched, pricing from $131

Posted on in Huawei, Launch, news, Nubia, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 17 comments
huawei honor 3X

Huawei officially launched the new Huawei Honor 3X and 3C smartphones today putting pressure on Xiaomi’s mid-range and entry-level Android smartphones.

$165 Geek smartwatch youth edition launched in various colours

Posted on in news, Tech, Wearable | 2 comments
geek youth smartwatch

Chinese tech start up Geek have launched a youth version of their popular smartwatch for just $165, along with releasing developer tools for 3rd party developers!

What is Wi-Fi Direct?

Posted on in How To, news, Tech | 4 comments
wifi direct android

Have you been pouring over the latest Android phone specifications and discovered the term Wi-Fi Direct and wondered what it is? Then this is the place to be! Keep reading what Wi-Fi direct is and how you can use it.

5 Reasons you should buy a Chinese Android smartphone!

Posted on in Editorial, Gionee, iNew, iOcean, news, Nubia, Phones, Tech | 70 comments
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Over the past few weeks I have seen quite a few of my friends and family make the switch from their current phones to Chinese Android smartphone devices. Here are 5 reasons why I think you should also make the switch.

Japanese manufacturer iosys churns out ioPhone5, a $150 iPhone 5c clone

Posted on in Android, Apple, Knock Off, news, Phones, Tech | 3 comments

Chinese manufacturers, notorious for their low-cost clones of popular devices like the iPhone, now have some competition to deal with; and it’s coming from a close neighbour, Japan! Japanese manufacturer iosys recently unveiled a smartphone that goes by the name of ioPhone5. It isn’t very difficult to guess that the device is an impersonator of an […]


Entry-level Aoson M705T tablet with voice calling launched in China

Posted on in Android, news, Tablets, Tech | 2 comments

Aoson is among the lesser known (to the outside world) tablet manufacturers from China. The manufacturer has been rolling out quality devices one after another, but somehow fails to gain international recognition. Right from the M11 to M33, the company has managed to keep customers happy. Aoson today unveiled the M705T, an entry-level tablet with voice […]

Oppo Find 5 Price Drops in China

Posted on in news, Oppo, Phones, Tech | 7 comments
oppo find 5 price drop

While shopping for new phones in Qingdao’s phone markets today, I discovered the Oppo Find 5 prices had been slashed.

5″ Zopo ZP980 in line to get 8 core update!

Posted on in Android, iOcean, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 8 comments

One of Zopo’s most popular phones of 2013 is set to receive an 8 core MT6592 update! Those disappointed by the large screen size on the ZP998, which happens to be Zopo’s first 8 core phone can now rejoice as the company’s first full HD phone aka the ZP980 is all set to have an […]

Xiaomi Hongmi $199 free international shipping and accessories

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 21 comments
xiaomi hongmi hands on

With WCDMA Hongmi production in full swing and stock of the popular phone steadying, international resellers are lowering prices for customers outside of China.

Confirmed: Oppo Find 7 won’t have a 5.7-inch or 7-inch display

Posted on in news, Oppo, Phones, Tech | 8 comments
oppo find 7 teaser

With the recent confirmation that Oppo will be launching the Oppo Find 7 soon, there has been some speculation about the screen size.

ASUS PadFone X Appears in AnTuTu Database Scores 35,406

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos | 1 comment

Earlier this week ASUS released the PadFone Mini in Taiwan, a 4.3-inch midrange addition to its PadFone series which can be snapped into a dock that turns it into a 7-inch tablet. Now a high-end device by ASUS has appeared in the AnTuTu database using the codename the PadFone X. While nothing is official yet, it […]

Video: THL T100 aka Monkey King 2 hands on!

Posted on in Android, news, Tech, THL, Video | 10 comments

Tinydeal, a Chinese retailer posted a hands-on video of the latest rage in town — the THL T100 — sometime back. Not sure how we missed this, but better late than never! The THL T100 is the company’s latest flagship, dethroning the W11 or the Monkey King which came in earlier this year. It was […]

Xiaomi Hongmi gets another rival in the form of InFocus M310!

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 16 comments

Another Chinese manufacturer tries to take on the mighty Xiaomi and their $130 Hongmi. This time, it is InFocus which give it their all with their latest M310 smartphone. The device comes with specifications that are more or less identical to Hongmi’s. This includes a 4.7-inch screen with the same 1280 x 720p resolution, 1GB […]

OppoSyle listing Oppo N1 as out of stock

Posted on in news, Oppo, Phones, Tech | 1 comment
oppo n1 hands on impressions

Did you want to get your hands around the amazing Oppo N1 this Christmas? Well you might be in for a wait as international stock have dried up.

Chrome OS to soon allow users to unlock their devices using Android phones

Posted on in Android, Computers, news, Tech | 1 comment

As we slowly but surely find ourselves surrounded by the Google ecosystem, the IT giant is making sure it loses no inhabitant. And we’re not complaining; It only gets better for us, the users. An API — chrome.screenlockPrivate — found in a recent build of the Chromium OS pretty much gives away a feature that […]

XOLO PLAY Tegra Note Goes on Sale in India

Posted on in Launch, news, Tech | 3 comments
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Indian Phone developer XOLO has jumped into the 7-inch tablet market with the XOLO PLAY Tegra Note.

Sony ‘Anami’ aka alleged Xperia Z1 S receives FCC certification

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech | 1 comment

Another ‘mini’ phone allegedly in the works is Sony’s Z1 S, a device rumoured to play second fiddle to the Xperia Z1 which was launched at the IFA in Berlin this year. A mystery phone, codenamed ‘Anami’ by the Sony folks, passed through the FCC and is believed to be the Z1 S we’re talking […]

Oppo R819 Christmas Bundle Available for $279

Posted on in Launch, news, Oppo, Phones, Tech | 1 comment
oppo r819

Oppostyle, the official European webstore for Oppo, are offering the Oppo R819 smartphone at a special Christmas price complete with screen protector and cover for just $279.

Coolpad Grand’s ‘mini’ sibling packs 4.5″ 720p screen and quad-core processor

Posted on in Android, CoolPad, Launch, news, Phones, Tech | 2 comments

It’s now become routine for leading manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, etc. to roll out ‘mini’ versions of their flagship devices. Lesser known manufacturers like Coolpad seem to have taken cue from this practice, and are trying to replicate the same. It is the Tegra 4 powered Coolpad Grand which receives a younger sibling this time. […]

Damn you Gionee! Why have you made the Elife E7 Camera so good!

Posted on in Gionee, Launch, news, Phones, Tech, Video | 21 comments
gionee elife e7 hero

Just as I have made my mind up and now await the arrival of my Oppo N1, Gionee go and release this video showing off the amazing features of the Gionee Elife E7! At the launch of the Gionee Elife E7, much of the event was taken up talking about the amazing 16 megapixel rear […]