Neo N003 first hands on video!

Remember the Neo N003 aka the worlds cheapest 5-inch 1080 phone? We’ll here is the first ever hands on with a prototype version of the handset!

In a marketing point of view Neo are more sensible than their rival. They have kept quiet about the flagship N003, leaking only tasty morsels here and there, and haven’t made any outlandish claims or broken any release date promises, which makes the appearance of this Neo N003 hands on video all the more exciting!

In their forum posting, where this video was originally posted, Neo are quick to point out that the phone in the video is a preproduction device and the debugging is ongoing, which explains some apparent touch screen issues, a low 11,776 Antutu score and rather small application icons.

Despite the lagging performance now and then, the Neo N003 does look rather good. OTG is working and can be seen in the video with a wireless mouse demonstration, we also get to see how it handles playing 1080hd video and games to a flat screen TV!

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As for the phone itself, the video doesn’t give us a very close look at the exterior but we do get to see that the body is rather thick and is comprised of a white plastic rear which wraps around the an all black face. On the inside we can see places for dual-sim cards, an SD card and the large 3000mAh battery.

Watch the Neo N003 hands on video

The Neo N003 is a 5-inch 1080 phone with quad-core MT6589 CPU. Prices are said to start from 899 Yuan for the 1GB version, there will also me a 2GB RAM model. Each phone offers OTG, Yamaha audio, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 3000mAh battery.

Sample photos

Head over to the Gizchina Facebook page here to see sample photos taken with the 13 mega-pixel rear camera on the N003!

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  1. tlr_scott
    April 24, 2013

    Looks a bit different than expected after having seen the concept renders and the leaked hands on pics. Maybe it’s just missing the metal band around side as this is a “preproduction device” – wonder if that will still get added.

  2. Kaptain
    April 24, 2013


  3. April 24, 2013

    This phone really looks good…. only time will tell

  4. tal levi
    April 24, 2013

    will it have N standart wifi?

    • Remco
      April 24, 2013

      Yes, every mtk6589 supports it.

  5. wolf
    April 24, 2013

    There is another impressive smartphone with 2GB RAM+32GB ROM with OTG and MHL.

    The phone is sell by fastcardteach.

    • April 24, 2013

      For me the problems with the Cola 2 model is the aspect, i mean it look’s like an Samsung Galaxy SIII, and have a bigger price.

      I prefer this one 😉 and i have pre-ordered it.

      • Dax
        April 24, 2013

        @Nahúm Pérez Mesa: Can you tell me where did you find to pre-order this phone!? I want it too! 😀 I want 2GB RAM version! 🙂

        • April 24, 2013

          In the website store

          • Dax
            April 25, 2013

            Can you write me a link, pls? 🙂

    • April 24, 2013

      Not necessarily depends the chip, depending on the model if they have “prepared” or not for these conetions

  6. April 24, 2013

    does it have corning gorilla glass

    • April 24, 2013

      Yes is a 5 inch IPS OGS corning gorilla glass 2 protection FHD

  7. yash3339
    April 24, 2013

    That is rather impressive. Hopefully the retail version will look like the designs they earlier showed us. I am confused about OTG and MHL, shouldn’t that depend on the chipset? So all MT6589s should support OTG and MHL. Someone shed light on this for me please.

    • Aditya
      April 24, 2013

      Yup! The chipset does support MHL! 🙂

      • yash3339
        April 24, 2013

        Thanks for the reply Aditya. So, does this mean compatibility with MHL depend only on software on MT6589 phones?

  8. Dan
    April 24, 2013

    Any price for the 1GB version?

  9. April 25, 2013

    Will this phone be available outside of China?

  10. April 26, 2013

    1GB version is about $145 in China when it goes on sale