8 top 5.7-inch Chinese Phablets for early 2013!

8 top 5.7-inch Chinese Phablets for early 2013!


It’s only just the start of the year, but 5.7-inch Chinese phablets are already going on sale. Here are 7 of the best currently available and upcoming phablets from China.


zopo zp950 leaked photos

Zopo ZP950 Phablet (Leader Max)

The Zopo ZP950 was one of the first 5.7-inch phones to be launched and has proven to be a popular device with Chinese buyers, so much so that our review model has been put on hold due to shortages!

Zopo ZP950 Specification

The ZP950 has a 5.7-inch 720p display, dual-core MT6577 processor, 1GB RAM and an updated 8 mega-pixel rear camera.

From a design point of view the ZP950 looks very much like the popular ZP900, but with a larger screen, but we have been assured by Zopo that the rear camera is a huge update over the smaller phone too.

Zopo ZP950 Price

The big screen Zopo is on sale for $280, and remember the International name is Zopo ZP950 Phablet while the Chinese name is Leader Max.


mogu 6.1-inch quad-core MT6589 android phoneMogu Phablet

Mogu announced a few days ago that they will launch a range of phablet phones with screen sizes varying from 5-inch all the way up to 6.1-inch!

Mogu Specifications

Each Mogu phone will carry a similar specification with the only major differences being the size and resolution of the screen used.

Mogu have had time to learn from the competition and watch the where the market is going, and as such we can see some clear improvements over the Zopo. For starters the processor will be the more powerful quad-core MT6589 variant, there will also be Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and flagship models will receive NFC and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera.

Mogu Price

No details on the pricing, but judging be their previous phone we can expect a very competitive price.


carpad v8CarPad V8

CarPad are one of the originators of big screen Chinese phones, but the the V8 marks the first phone to offer a half decent resolution and specification.

Carpad V8 Specificaion

The specification for the CarPad is very similar to the Zopo, which means a 5.7-inch 720p display, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, dual-core MT6577 processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The V8 also has a 2800mAh battery and 4GB of built-in memory along with an SD card reader and dual-sim support.

CarPad V8 price

The V8 is on sale for a very competitive 1320 Yuan ($212) asking price, and can likely be ordered from online resellers.


hiwave h14 5.7-inch dual-core HD phabletHiwave H14 HD Phablet

Another low-cost offering, with at the familiar Samsung Galaxy Note 2 styling.

Hiwave H14 Specification

There really isn’t much here that hasn’t been said above. Dual-core MT6577 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, and a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 display.

There are a few highlights though such as Android 4.1Jelly Bean and a larger 3200mAh battery!

Hiwave H14 Price

Pricing is slightly more than the CarPad, but for that extra battery capacity it is well worth it. The HiWave H14 can be hours for 1399 Yuan ($224).


gaoxinqi f1 nvidia tegra 3 quad-core phoneGaoxinqi Tegra 3 Phablet

The Gaoxinqi is a welcome surprise in the Android phablet arena, as it has bucked the MTK processor trend in favour of a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip!

Gaoxinqi Specification

As already mentioned a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip is at the core of this 5.7-inch phone running at 1.5Ghz, with 1GB RAM. 4GB of built in memory can be expanded with an SD card which sits beneath a large 3000mAh battery!

If all this doesn’t sound just great, then add in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 3000mAh battery and this is one sweet looking HD phone!

Gaoxinqi Price

No official word, but if they are going to price this phone realistically then we can expect a price of between 1999-2500 Yuan ($320-$401).


1-13010F11649512Yangtze N7300

The N7300 is new to us here at Gizchina, but it offers a solid specification at a very affordable price.

Yangtze N7300 Specification

The N7300 looks a lot like the CarPad, Zopo and THL (below) and it will come as no surprise that the specification is similar too. A 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 display, dual-core MT6577 CPU, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are all present, the the battery is a larger 3500mAh unit!

Yangtze N7300 Price

Despite having a similar specification to more costlier phone, and a larger battery, the N7300 manages to cost less at only 1150 Yuan ($184).


thl w7 price confirmedTHL W7

The THL W7 has been receiving rave reviews in China, and it’s no surprise as this 5.7-inch device is identical to the Zopo ZP950!

THL W7 Specification

The THL W7 get’s a similar spec as the Zopo ZP950 but with an updated 3 mega-pixel front camera, slightly faster 1.2 Ghz dual-core MT6577T processor and (strangely) smaller 2300 mAh battery.

THL W7 price

Pricing for the W7 is 1699 Yuan ($273) which is slightly cheaper than the Zopo.


owen v9Owen V9

The Owen V9 offers a similar spec as the THL and Zopo but with a slightly different exterior.

Owen V9 Specification

The Owen in another MTK phone so much of the same as we have already seen, however the body is made of magnesium alloy rather than plastic meaning the V9 should be more durable and might take a knock or too.

Owen V9 Price

Pricing details have not been announced but expect prices above 2000 Yuan ($321) due to the body.


 Zopo ZP950 PhabletTHL W7Carpad V8Mogu PhabletGaoxinqiHiwave H14Yangtze N7300Owen V9
CPUDual-core MT6577 1GhzDual-core MT6577 1.2 GhzDual-core MT6577 1GhzQuad-core MT6589 1.2GhzQuad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GhzDual-core MT6577 1GhzDual-core MT6577 1GhzDual-core MT6577 1Ghz
Screen5.7-inch 1280 x 720 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 5.7-inch 1280 x 7205.7-inch 1280 x 7205.7-inch 1280 x 7205.7-inch 1280 x 7205.7-inch 1280 x 7205.7-inch 1280 x 720
CamerasFront: 2 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
Front: 3 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
Front: 1.3 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
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Rear: 8 mega-pixel
Front: 1.3 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
Front: 1.3 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
Front: 2 mega-pixel
Rear: 8 mega-pixel
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  • ‘Morning Andi,

    This is VERY USEFUL … may I be very bold and ask you to consider maintaining it, somewhere we can always retrieve it , for our ‘general reference … and adding both ‘6 inch’ and a ‘7 inch’ categories … PLEASE ?

    Thanks …

    • I’m already working on something I can maintain, I’ll post it very soon 😉

  • Geeks

    can i buy newman n2 in india and what its actual cost in indian rupee.

  • eri

    Great list! Would you please post an article about Chinese smartphones battery endurance?

  • Christiaan

    Could you also add gsm bands?
    Or can you specifi where which phone can be used, like
    Phone A: Europe and China
    Phone B: China only

  • -Carlos-

    Nice!!! thank you Andi ! this is very informative and useful 🙂

  • Vlastimil

    Hi Andi i want to ask. Somone from our forum bought or pay on these pages for this phone: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/GNet-Note-5-5-perfect-screen-quad-core-1-7G-Android-4-1-dual-card-dual/735595718.html

    Its phone like these that you have here. These phone on the link has 2GB RAM and Tegra 3 1,7Ghz, 3200mah baterry, 2 sim, 1280*720 5,5´´ display.. and price about 250USD.. its real and you know this company? THX for answear..

    • Christiaan

      It has 256 ram and probably a slow mediatek quad core chip.
      I woulnd’t buy it.

    • Jim

      Hi, Christiaan is slight wrong with that phone. It is a Tegra 3 1.7ghz quad core with 2 GB of ram (search down for the specs picture). Unsure why the seller has listed the video memory as the RAM…

      It’s probably a clone only company.

    • Dame

      Gnet is a Thai phone company. If you look at the picture where the phone is placed on a book, you’ll see that the book is written is Thai.


  • sickgrinder

    Why do they all have to look exactly the same??

  • Patrick

    In general it would be very useful if reviews and news would list the frequency bands a phone supports. In Europe for example the 900MHz 3G frequency is becoming more relevant as providers are switching over spare GSM frequencies to 3G service.

    • It would be very useful for manufacturers to note them so that we could 😉

      • Geeks

        can i buy newman n2 in india & whats its cost in indian rupee.

        • Newman N2 review in the writing as we speak!

          • Geeks

            i can’t understand what u say.

  • Long time reader – first time commenter here!

    Awesome list!
    And so excited for this new generation of high end phablets!

    Andi, which 5.7inch Phablet do you think would be the best to purchase among these? And will ZOPO still release a quad core Phablet soon on the same time table?

    • Zopo are going to release a quad-core phone but it won’t be a 5.7-incher just yet. The Gaoxinqi get’s my vote but they are super hard to find, and I bet support would be a nightmare! Can’t go wrong with Zopo or THL for quality and support.

      • Kunal Banker


        Have a look at this website. It says 5.7″ quad core phablet coming soon.


        Scroll to the first pic in moving gallery.

        I think it should be available within next 1 month.

      • Hmm.

        I’m pretty much going to use the Phablet for reading and taking photos and videos. Do you think I should wait for a quadcore Phablet – or should I just go ahead with the ZOPO ZP950? Is it really that solid – especially for a dual core phone? More than solid?

  • Surumi

    Hi Andi, avid reader of this site, do you know where I can get the Zopo 950 in HK? Thanks!

    • Do they not have official Zopo stores in HK? If not there are plenty in Shenzhen and you could get one shipped over.

  • gert

    very useful, thanks! what about the NEO N003? it seems beyyer then the thl w7 which has only 256k colors.

  • xu

    These phones are really nice but where can you find cases for them? That’s the big issue…. for most of the phablets listed here its very difficult to find a case.

    And forget finding a **good** case (fits well, gives good protection, looks nice), that’s almost impossible for these phablets.

  • Alexander

    Great article. Thanks Andi.
    Waiting patiently for a quad core Zopo with, at least 5.7” screen.
    Thanks once again.



  • Bart

    Hi Andi, I like the structure of your review + the overview including different products., nice job. Using now for two years the first generation Samsung Galaxy Tab, I would appreciate to read your over-/review on 6 and 7 inch dual sim phablets, so soon I can buy one with Android 4.2 (instead of 2.2), dual sim, front camerra of at least 2 MPS + Skype video call etc.