Category Archives: Phones

Which were your favourite phone reviews of 2014?

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What a stellar year 2014 was! Great phones, amazing news and some of the best reviews we have published so far, but which GizChina phone review did you enjoy the most this past year?

Purported leaked image shows Xiaomi Mi5 with fingerprint scanner

Posted on in Android, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 10 comments
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An alleged leaked photo shows us what the Xiaomi Mi5 could look like with the addition of a fingerprint scanner home button.

Real hands on photos with the Elephone P6000

Posted on in Android, Elephone, Launch, news, Phones, Tech | 8 comments
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The Elephone P6000 is the first 64bit smartphone from Elephone, and our sister site has already managed to go hands on with the device.

Redmi 1S kernel source code released

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 8 comments
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Xiaomi has finally released the source code for the kernel of one of its most popular devices ever, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S dual LTE (LTE on both SIMs) to launch 4th January

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Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S is already quite a success, but the company is keen on giving it some LTE goodness.

4.85mm thin OPPO R5 launched in India for 29,990 INR

Posted on in Launch, news, Oppo, Phones | 19 comments

The super slim OPPO R5 has gone official in India, following the Vivo X5 Max for an equivalent of US$470.

Xiaomi laptop leaks with pictures and specs

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Xiaomi is renown as a smartphone and tablet manufacturer, but should it step into the laptop market already?

No. 1 get rugged phones right with the X-men X1

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No.1 managed to get their most recent clone quite right, and the same can be said for their first rugged device, the No.1 X-men X1.

JiaYu S3 will come in 3 colour choices

Posted on in JiaYu, Launch, news, Phones | 30 comments
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While we were celebrating the recent festive holidays, JiaYu launch the first pre-sales of the flagship JiaYu S3 and confirmed 3 colour options for their phone.

Our Top 10 Surprise phones of 2014

Posted on in Android, Doogee, ECOO, Green Orange, Huawei, iNew, news, No.1, OnePlus, Oppo, Phones, Tech, Top 10, Umi | 29 comments
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This isn’t necessary a list of the best phones of 2014 (although some of them are), but a list of the most surprising phones we have seen in the past 12 months!

Xiaomi to launch new phones on 15th January?

Posted on in Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 13 comments

Rumours are inbound that Xiaomi will be releasing something new on January 15th next year!

No.1 Mi4 review: When clones play catch-up

Posted on in Knock Off, No.1, Phones, Reviews | 12 comments

The No.1 Mi4 is a blatant clone of the very popular Xiaomi Mi 4. But is it any good? Lets find out in the No.1 Mi4 review!

Doogee DG850 Hitman Review – A clone we can condone?

Posted on in Doogee, Phones, Reviews | 11 comments

Every single one of you reading GizChina for a while knows how we feel about clones: We don’t really like them! The main reasons are build quality and software, which obviously aren’t up to the standard of the original devices, nor similar priced unique devices. Even more, we don’t like to see great ideas and […]

Oppo N3 finally receives network licence

Posted on in news, Oppo, Phones, Tech, Tenaa | 1 comment
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It was a few months back when the Oppo N3 was announced with it’s motorised camera, and only now has it received network approval for sale in China!

Latest MIUI 6 update brings scheduled power on/off to the Xiaomi Mi 4

Posted on in news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 7 comments
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You can now have a predefined schedule to turn your Xiaomi phone on and off, but only if you’re on the latest weekly ROM.

64bit battle: JiaYu S3 vs Elephone P7000 vs Zopo Zp920 vs Meizu m1 note

Posted on in Android, Elephone, JiaYu, Meizu News, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 86 comments
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4 phones from 4 top Chinese phone makers, but which of these 64bit Mediatek flagships will go home in your pocket?

JiaYu S3 officially listed on Chinese site from $145

Posted on in JiaYu, Launch, news, Phones | 39 comments
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Of all the current 64bit MT6752 smartphones launching over the next few weeks, very few come close to the JiaYu S3 which has been officially listed from 899 Yuan in China.

UleFone’s Be One is an octa-core phone with a neat design

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UleFone’s back with the all new Be One phablet, which comes with a 5.5-inch display and an octa-core processor.

Nokia’s N1 launches 7th January in China. This or the Mi Pad?

Posted on in Launch, news, Tablets, Xiaomi News | 17 comments

The Nokia N1 is on the brink of its release. Do you think the tablet has enough to challenge the mighty Xiaomi Mi Pad?

China’s OPPO expected to ship a massive 50 million phones next year

Posted on in news, Oppo, Phones | 5 comments
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China’s OPPO seems to be having a better time than you think!