Update! iNew i4000 yet another budget, quad-core 1080 phone available now!


Chinese phone maker iNew have added another great addition to their phone range with the 1080 iNew i4000!

Update: Since posting this article SpeMall have gotten in touch to say they have lowered the price of the iNew i4000 to just $259.90! A saving of over $30!

Chinese phone makers tend to sit in one of just a few different categories. There are those companies which make amazing promises and never deliver, those which have great phones but launch them 6 months after they should and the last group of manufacturers who just seem to get on with what they are doing with very little hype!

iNew fall nicely in to the last category and have been launching solid phones all year. The iNew i2000 and i3000 have both sold well, and the new flagship iNew i4000 is likely to do better.

The i4000 boasts a 5-inch FHD 1080 display, quad-core MT6589 CPU, 1GB RAM 5 mega-pixel front camera and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera. Making it the perfect alternative to anyone struggling to get their hands on an iOcean X7 youth or UMi X2 Youth.

inew i4000 side

Measuring in at 140 x 72 x 9.2mm it is quite narrow for a 5-inch 1080 phone thanks to the very thin bezels. The front of the phone is pretty much taken over by the large HD display with just enough room for the 5MP front facing camera at the top and capacitive navigation buttons on the chin.

inew i4000 rear

We don’t particularly like the ‘Android’ branding on the i4000, but the alloy ring around the rear 13 mega-pixel camera is a nice touch and should help protect if from knocks and bumps.

inew i4000 antutu

Android 4.2.1 comes as standard on the iNew i4000 and according to benchmarks the phone should perform as well as the UMi X2 Youth as it scores 11823.

You can buy the iNew i4000 though SpeMall for $286 $259.90 now.

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42 Comments

  1. paul
    May 28, 2013

    wow. what a nice phone. very thin bezels.

    • vlad
      May 29, 2013

      thos are not it’s bezels…the bezels are painted in black to apear thinner…on the black model you can see the real size of the bezels.

      • May 29, 2013

        Thanks Vlad, great catch.

  2. Bert
    May 29, 2013

    Given the no show of Jiayu G4 I’m thinking of buying this instead. Am I silly, or should I wait a few months longer for G4 delivery?

    • Gismor
      May 29, 2013

      This is nice. But I would definitely wait for the G4.

  3. sack
    May 29, 2013

    Can you tell me which phones have gorilla glass now? I am very clumsy and do not want to buy a phone and the screen was broken the first day.
    Thanks!

  4. May 29, 2013

    you didn’t give the manufacturer’s site http://www.inewphone.com/pDetails.asp?id=54 i hope it is correct

    • May 29, 2013

      Thanks Joe!

  5. t_gal
    May 29, 2013

    The official specs on inew website are 2MP front camera and 8MP back camera – not as suggested here…
    http://www.inewphone.com/eng/pDetails.asp?id=55

    so i would take the antutu screenshots attached here and n the seller page with a bit if cautious…

  6. Guest
    May 29, 2013

    wow. what a nice phone. very thin bezels.

    • Guest
      May 29, 2013

      thos are not it’s bezels…the bezels are painted in black to apear thinner…on the black model you can see the real size of the bezels.

    • Yash Garg
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks Vlad, great catch.

  7. Guest
    May 29, 2013

    Given the no show of Jiayu G4 I’m thinking of buying this instead. Am I silly, or should I wait a few months longer for G4 delivery?

    • Guest
      May 29, 2013

      This is nice. But I would definitely wait for the G4.

  8. Guest
    May 29, 2013

    Can you tell me which phones have gorilla glass now? I am very clumsy and do not want to buy a phone and the screen was broken the first day.
    Thanks!

  9. Guest
    May 29, 2013

    you didn’t give the manufacturer’s site http://www.inewphone.com/pDetails.asp?id=54 i hope it is correct

    • Guest
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks Joe!

  10. Guest
    May 29, 2013

    The official specs on inew website are 2MP front camera and 8MP back camera – not as suggested here…
    http://www.inewphone.com/eng/pDetails.asp?id=55

    so i would take the antutu screenshots attached here and n the seller page with a bit if cautious…

  11. May 31, 2013

    Sweet phone, that thing has some monster specs. Anyone actually give this a try in person?

  12. Guest
    May 31, 2013

    Sweet phone, that thing has some monster specs. Anyone actually give this a try in person?

  13. yannahzinha
    June 1, 2013

    Why…why not 2gb ram?

  14. Guest
    June 1, 2013

    Why…why not 2gb ram?

  15. The Stav
    June 2, 2013

    I also ask the question. Why not 2GB of ram? Any decent quad core smartphone with a 720p display or higher will be too slow with only 1GB.

  16. Guest
    June 3, 2013

    I also ask the question. Why not 2GB of ram? Any decent quad core smartphone with a 720p display or higher will be too slow with only 1GB.

  17. Haniel
    June 3, 2013

    I bricked my inew 2000 can someone help me? it still can be saved but I get s_ft enable fail 4002
    Im soo lost now

  18. Guest
    June 3, 2013

    I bricked my inew 2000 can someone help me? it still can be saved but I get s_ft enable fail 4002
    Im soo lost now

  19. Batpro
    June 4, 2013

    My I4000 arrived today and it works great on the AT&T network in the USA. It is very similar to the Samsung galaxy s 4. However a little heavier.

    I think it is a great alternative to the samsung. The 2500 battery really weighs the phone done and you have to use the flip cover for that battery. However this phone is slimmer then a lot of other phones here and the screen display is excellent and it is very fast. Screen response is excellent.

  20. Guest
    June 5, 2013

    My I4000 arrived today and it works great on the AT&T network in the USA. It is very similar to the Samsung galaxy s 4. However a little heavier.

    I think it is a great alternative to the samsung. The 2500 battery really weighs the phone done and you have to use the flip cover for that battery. However this phone is slimmer then a lot of other phones here and the screen display is excellent and it is very fast. Screen response is excellent.

  21. June 5, 2013

    Thanks for the info Batpro, it sounds good so far.
    Can you let us know how you get on with using the phone after a week or so (any quirks, battery life, as it comes with 2 batteries, call quality etc?). Thanks.
    Andi/GizChina team, is there any chance of a review of this phone from you?
    Thanks!

    • October 2, 2013

      Problems with phone
      -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
      -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time. Must remove battery for workaround.
      -Internet interruption
      -browser kill by itself – random interval
      -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
      -keyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

      Problems with phone
      -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
      -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time. Must remove battery for workaround.
      -Internet interruption
      -browser kill by itself – random interval
      -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
      -keyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcCBQIpAEjrFmMh4ivqaNKKARm0Vo7ZQO

  22. Guest
    June 5, 2013

    Thanks for the info Batpro, it sounds good so far.
    Can you let us know how you get on with using the phone after a week or so (any quirks, battery life, as it comes with 2 batteries, call quality etc?). Thanks.
    Andi/GizChina team, is there any chance of a review of this phone from you?
    Thanks!

    • Guest
      October 2, 2013

      Problems with phone
      -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
      -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time. Must remove battery for workaround.
      -Internet interruption
      -browser kill by itself – random interval
      -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
      -keyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

      Problems with phone
      -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
      -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time. Must remove battery for workaround.
      -Internet interruption
      -browser kill by itself – random interval
      -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
      -keyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcCBQIpAEjrFmMh4ivqaNKKARm0Vo7ZQO

  23. batpro
    July 21, 2013

    I like the phone. However the flash for the camera like all other phones I have bought referenced on this site is sub par. The flash on the samsung galaxy phones is amazing compared to the flash they are putting on these phones. The screen is bright and phone works well. Are there any manufactures here putting flashes on these phones that are comparable to the samsung S4?

    • iNEW
      September 13, 2013

      All iNEW smartphones comes with high quality LED flash and camera sensors.

      We are now available on facebook too, for quick support.

  24. Guest
    July 21, 2013

    I like the phone. However the flash for the camera like all other phones I have bought referenced on this site is sub par. The flash on the samsung galaxy phones is amazing compared to the flash they are putting on these phones. The screen is bright and phone works well. Are there any manufactures here putting flashes on these phones that are comparable to the samsung S4?

    • Guest
      September 13, 2013

      All iNEW smartphones comes with high quality LED flash and camera sensors.

      We are now available on facebook too, for quick support.

  25. October 2, 2013

    -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
    -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time Must remove battery for workaround
    -Internet interruption
    -Browser kill by itself
    -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
    -Кeyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

  26. Guest
    October 2, 2013

    -Battery not make good contact with phone power pins
    -Display(Screen) not want to start some time. For a month it is happen 3 time Must remove battery for workaround
    -Internet interruption
    -Browser kill by itself
    -Skype kill by itself or go to offline when work in background mode
    -Кeyboard not want to start when cursor is on the text field with browser chrome (lattes version), keyboard are set to English + Bulgarian. It happen with default system keyboard and with 3d Apps from Google store

  27. November 2, 2013

    http://youtu.be/k9J2TC70hTQ

    iNew i4000 have fatal display problem. When phone is ON, some time display stop working.
    Many Chinese smartphone have this fatal hardware problem. It is happening randomly without any reason. The phone is brand new in guaranty, but not any support from manufacture and seller.

    Please help me. I do not know what to do.

  28. Guest
    November 2, 2013

    http://youtu.be/k9J2TC70hTQ

    iNew i4000 have fatal display problem. When phone is ON, some time display stop working.
    Many Chinese smartphone have this fatal hardware problem. It is happening randomly without any reason. The phone is brand new in guaranty, but not any support from manufacture and seller.

    Please help me. I do not know what to do.

  29. Geovane Barbosa
    December 20, 2013

    Someone has something to say about the GPS of iNew phones?
    Work well? I am looking to buy a iNew phone but need to know if GPS works.

  30. Geovane Barbosa
    December 20, 2013

    Someone has something to say about the GPS of iNew phones?
    Work well? I am looking to buy a iNew phone but need to know if GPS works.