Win a dual-core MT6577 UMi X1 Android phone!

Christmas might still be 5 weeks away, but I don’t care I’m in the mood for giving! So how would you guy’s like to get your hands on a FREE UMi X1 Android phone! Keep reading to find out how to win.

The UMi X1 was the first phone to hit the market to take on the might of the JiaYu G3 and offers much of the same specification including a dual-core MT6577 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 4.5 inch 1280 x 720 display all wrapped up in a beatifully thin design!

And now you have the chance to win one!

UMi X1 unboxing and hands on video!


We won’t just be giving away the UMi X1 though! We will also include a white plastic rear case, a wrap around vinyl case and a set of headphones!


Win A UMi X1 with Gizchina!

gizchina umi x1 hands on video review

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All you have to do to enter the competition to win a UMi X1 is follow these simple steps.

  1. Below you will find a box which giving you options to share this competition (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ ETC).
  2. Once you have shared the comp, the page will refresh and a link will appear in the share box.
  3. Visit the link, answer the question and fill in your details!
A winner will be chosen on the 1st of December and will be announced on Gizchina and notified via Email!
Good luck and don’t forget to share!
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  1. November 20, 2012

    Hey Andi, i’m soooooo happy for your mood for giving!!!!
    I wish i could have this present for Christmass by you!

    • November 20, 2012

      Well i wish you all good luck πŸ™‚

  2. fpatrick
    November 20, 2012

    Hi, no link appeared to enable me to participate in the competition!

    • November 20, 2012

      Clear your cookies and give it another try

      • fpatrick
        November 20, 2012

        Hi, cleared cookies, but still unable to arrive to questions. Never mind, when its not meant to be, then its not meant to be. ThankQ anyway.

  3. November 20, 2012

    What a good news !
    This is the only phone I am pretty sure to work on 900MHz/2100MHz 3G baseband.

    This information does not seem to be very important for you. Besides, it’s a hard one to get. But I try to get the info when I can.

    Thank you for this site. I am on it like every morning and even the evening.

  4. November 20, 2012

    wow this is a nice phone to be given away for Christmas thanks Andi ang gizchina count me in… hope to win this one and hands on this AWESOME UNI X1

  5. Andrea
    November 20, 2012

    Hi Andi,
    I’ve a curiosity question: how do you choose the winner?

    • November 20, 2012

      Once all the entries are in they are placed in an excel starting from the first who entered to the last. then I’ll split the groups up by 4 (or more depending on how many people enter) then using a random number generate to slowly whittle the numbers down until I have a winner.

  6. Jason
    November 20, 2012

    Didn’t work for me either, deleted cookies too.

  7. November 20, 2012

    Thanks for the nice video review you also shared. Seems like a nice phone after all.
    Good luck to everyone and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for your generosity!

  8. Leo
    November 20, 2012


  9. Paul
    November 20, 2012

    crossing my fingers second time around. Didn’t win the zopo zp900 hopefully I get to win this one.

  10. Rianto
    November 20, 2012

    Thanks Andi

  11. Yoav
    November 21, 2012

    All ok here and thanks a lot andi.

  12. RolandNL
    November 21, 2012

    OMG lol, I was looking for the answer, but then I looked at the wrong tab (of the Jaiyu G3 unboxing) and then gave that as an answer =’) But then I scrolled and was like ‘OMG I’VE RUINED IT!’, as only then I realised I was on the wrong tab =’) So yeah, I immediately sent another answer with the addition that the previous one was a mistake, I hope you get where I was coming from… I just like to see all reviews on GizChina, and therefore I open a lot of tabs haha πŸ˜‰

    Good luck everyone!

    • November 21, 2012

      Yep don’t worry I have your right answer πŸ™‚

  13. Prasanna
    November 22, 2012

    hi Andi
    I am from Nepal. Can i participant on this?

    • November 22, 2012


  14. Frans
    November 22, 2012

    Nice giveaway dude πŸ˜‰ just found out this website today (was searching for the jiayu g3 but i might wait with that because of this giveaway ^_^ )

    Thx for this giveaway dude.

    hopefully my answer was good (havent put the country of the glass in the answer).

    • November 22, 2012

      Shhhh you are giving to much away πŸ˜‰

  15. Kelzen
    November 23, 2012

    RIGHT ANSWER IS “NONE”, or at least some CRAP, because I have crack on the displey already! And it was no “crash test”, just a little fall! I’m totally disappointed!

    • Frans
      November 23, 2012

      No glass is unbreakable, shit happens dude sorry to hear it.

    • Vincent
      January 17, 2013

      My UMI X1 cracked in my jeans pocket when I sat down. No fall!

      It’s not gorilla glass!!!!

      • Frances
        July 30, 2013

        did you ever find a replacement screen?

  16. AG
    November 24, 2012

    Hi Andy,

    Will you be giving away something on Christmas too ? πŸ™‚

    And I have a suggestion, next time please let us “compete” πŸ™‚ I mean like designing a logo for gizchina, or a mascot or a punchline may be πŸ™‚ Lucky draws makes us think a lot about results πŸ™‚ If it were a competition then you will have a hard time choosing and we can relax πŸ˜› win win for both πŸ™‚

    • November 24, 2012

      Yep I hope to be able to have a give away for Christmas too. Great ideas! I’ll have a think about what we can do πŸ™‚

      • RolandNL
        November 24, 2012

        I suck at designing tho, and I guess that others have a harder time thinking of punch lines, so maybe just suggesting an ‘idea’ to make GizChina better would be nice. This could then also be a logo, mascot or whatever, but also stuff you wouldn’t be thinking about yourself which can give you a new perspective on your website!

      • Brianna
        November 29, 2012

        I think if you had any design contest, I’d be super happy. (You should do it just for fun, even)

        • November 29, 2012

          Ok, let me secure a good prize and we’ll run one πŸ™‚

          • Brianna
            December 1, 2012

            Well, I /could/ use a tablet. (hint hint lol)
            But, great! πŸ˜€

  17. Benjamin
    November 25, 2012

    What a phone. I wonder how it would look this side of the sahara. Love the site keep on giving us more reviews.

  18. Niko
    November 26, 2012

    hi Andi,

    when will you write the complete review of umi x1, and btw umi x1 today release 1st 4.1 rom (still beta) also MIUI already on their closed beta on umi x1 rom (read from 91umi bbs)

  19. Amit
    November 26, 2012

    Is there a way to differentiate the knock off from original ones. I was looking for this phone in aliexpress today and found that most of the x1 have bonus batteries and ‘powered by bonus’ written on the back cover. Are they originals? Do you think Kalzen’s screen cracked easily because he might have got a x1 knock off ?

  20. Mochiza
    November 28, 2012

    Hope I’ll win this! I’ve been using a really bad phone since 5 years ago. *finger crossed*

  21. Kyan
    November 28, 2012

    Woohoo, only 3 days left till the winner announcement πŸ™‚

  22. Bonnie Mbariah
    November 29, 2012

    Just finished answering…..kinda sorry i saw this competition late…really hope i win this time round..Fingers crossed!!

  23. wan
    November 29, 2012

    fuh hope can win this… but chance is slim

  24. Airyl
    November 30, 2012

    Results are coming out tomorrow! I really hope I win!

  25. chandu
    November 30, 2012

    hi, andy i am loving it.
    good thought of giving that to fans . win win win i have given correct answer and waiting for u to send that mobile to me.

  26. TheAtog
    November 30, 2012

    I hope i win this one.. good christmas gift from andi if i did. =)

  27. Frans
    December 1, 2012

    *Fingers crossed*

  28. Kyan
    December 1, 2012

    It’s The 1st of December. We’ve all been waiting for this day. Good luck to everyone who participated in the contest πŸ™‚

  29. Airyl
    December 1, 2012

    Fingers crossed, hope I win.

  30. xxx
    December 1, 2012

    So nervous

  31. December 1, 2012

    Andi is delaying the answer on purpose to keep us guessing!!! πŸ˜€

    • December 1, 2012

      Haha sorry guys I’ll announce the winner soon πŸ™‚ Too many entries!!!

  32. Kyan
    December 1, 2012

    The suspense is too much. I’m gonna explode πŸ™‚

  33. Viktor
    December 1, 2012

    I wonder how many people have applied and from how many countries.

    • stelios panayi
      December 1, 2012

      am gonna explode there is so much suspense! i hope i won!

  34. Muo
    December 1, 2012

    I think more than a thousand!

  35. Airyl
    December 2, 2012

    Hopefully the results come out tommorow. I hope I win, although the chance is so slim.

  36. Kyan
    December 2, 2012

    I hope I win. Its my birthday today, so it would be a GREAT present πŸ™‚

  37. Viktor
    December 2, 2012

    that’s great, I also had my birthday this year πŸ˜‰

    • Kyan
      December 2, 2012

      Oh ha ha πŸ™‚

  38. Kyan
    December 2, 2012

    Hmm… Maybe Andi is taking long as he doesn’t want to part from his beloved UMI X1.

    We understand Andi πŸ™‚

    • December 2, 2012

      Ha ha I do love it πŸ™‚

      Nope it’s been a busy weekend and we had about 1000 extra entries on Friday (lot of duplicate entries though πŸ˜‰ ) So having to sort through them carefully so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
      Hopefully I’ll announce the winner today πŸ™‚

      • Airyl
        December 2, 2012

        ARGH, the suspense is killing me!

  39. December 3, 2012

    Find out if you are the winner of the UMi X1 here!

  40. eba tadesse
    February 2, 2013

    how does this smartphone compare to giant brands like samsung