Sege (XYZ-X1) $160, quad-core, 4.5-inch HD unboxing video

We take our first look at the Sege (XYZ-X1) $160, quad-core, 4.5-inch HD Android smartphone in this unboxing video.

For those of you looking to get the most bang for your buck, the Sege (XYZ-X1) might well be the answer. We received our review unit just this morning and have uploaded the below unboxing video.

Sege (XYZ-X1)

The Sege (XYZ-X1)is manufactured for Menpoo by Shenzhen Saga Mobile in the South of China and like the JiaYu G4 features a quad-core MT6589 processor, 1GB RAM and 720p display.

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There are obviously some differences between the Sege (XYZ-X1) and the flagship G4, the screen size is a little smaller on the (XYZ-X1) at 4.5-inch, the rear camera is an 8 mega-pixel unit, and most importantly the Sege (XYZ-X1) is around $120 less than the JiaYu!

Menpoo are offering the Sege (XYZ-X1) for $159.99 with free shipping in a number of colours including black, white, orange, red, pink and yellow.

We are currently testing the Sege to see if it is actually worth spending your hard-earned cash on, but in the meantime take a look at our unboxing video below.

Sege (XYZ -X1) unboxing Video

Has anyone bought from Menpoo? Have you had experiences with the Sege (XYZ-X1)? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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  1. Maxwell
    June 10, 2013

    Andi, can you confirm which WCDMA the phone uses?

    Thank you.

    • June 10, 2013

      Official specs say: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ, WCDMA850/900/ 1900/2100MHZ

      • Patrick
        June 10, 2013

        If these specs are true, then this is indeed a ‘one of a kind’ Chinese phone in terms of 3G (WCDMA) network support. Let’s hope for the best.

        • Ace
          June 10, 2013

          Doubt it. it’s an MTK processor.i’ve never seen an MTK phone use an external radio. mtk processors have embedded radios so when you’re buying an MTK phone you can look up the networks on MTK’s processor spec sheets.

          • robd
            June 13, 2013

            where can you see that spec sheet ace?

  2. Leon
    June 10, 2013

    Menpoo? Men Poo? Really? Them Chinese come up with the darndest names.

    • June 10, 2013

      Yep, I said the exact same thing when they got in touch with me…….

    • Norman Zakaria
      June 10, 2013

      What’ll be next? Womenpee? xD

      • June 10, 2013

        Nope..Woman poo 😀
        maybe Woman fart 😛

    • Menpoo xaxa
      June 10, 2013

      Their motto is “Men poo simply improves your life” ROFL

  3. June 10, 2013


    Is there touch button lights ?
    Not like idiot Jiayu G4 ??

    • June 10, 2013

      yes, you should be able to see them in the video

  4. Pablo
    June 10, 2013

    It seems to me the Real low cost quad-core mobile phone that we are expecting since months…Like.. Cosmic X1 that is out of stock at fastcardtech, the Neo , that the real thing is that it will cost 50$ more.. soo.. For me.. i am thinking to get it, stay with it a few months and, in november take a tested MTK6589T with WDCDMA 900Mhz (i’m spanish and its hard to found chinese mobile with this network.), sooo what do you think? ..Therefore, the debate is an open one

  5. chandu
    June 10, 2013

    HI dear andy did you speak wit green orange people. and do this menpo phone has gorilla glass

    • June 10, 2013

      Difficult to get hold of them at the mo, especially this week due to the Dragon Boat Festival

      • chandu
        June 10, 2013

        dear andy vowney v5 is also good with gorilla glass. try this

        • June 10, 2013

          Thanks I’ll take a look

  6. Remco
    June 10, 2013

    Dealextreme sells it too.
    Might be a bit more trusty than “menpoo”.

  7. taylor
    June 10, 2013

    Does this phone come with Play store installed (or can it be installed)?

  8. Jan Bouvrie
    June 10, 2013

    Would be interesting to know if MHL/OTG would be supported on this.

    In fact, does the use of the chipset (MT6589 in this case) imply some functionality to be there, even if it may be missing from the menpoo site?

    For example, the G4 supports OTG and MHL and is based on the same chipset.

    Also related: Menpoo description states “Dual SIM Card Dual Standby”, while the MT6589 chipset should support “Dual-SIM and Dual-Active functionality” ( ). Any idea whether this functionality is available with *any* phone, as long as it uses the chipset and has dual sim slots?

    • Jan Bouvrie
      June 10, 2013

      If so, I might add, then the JiaYu G4 would also sport Dual *Active* Sim, instead of ‘just’ Dual Standby. 😉

  9. Lubach W.J
    June 10, 2013

    An Antutu benchmark would be nice

  10. rhakker
    June 10, 2013

    I think it’s the same design as the Cubot GT99, which if you checkout final prices, is $ 2 cheaper. Nice Antutu scores – i’m curious about your review Andy.

    • AK
      June 10, 2013

      Yep, looks exactly the same at Cubot GT99 in all but it’s Camera (Cubot GT99 is 5MP front and 12MP back) yet The Cubot only supports 2100mhz WCDMA. Also the Cubot supports A-GPS and EPO assistance “to speed up positioning”

      Take a look at this video. Was thinking of buying the Cubot GT99 but the screen looks like it has some sort of interference when playing games and watching videos, and looks washed out when Browsing / googleplay. I can’t make out if this is the video clip or a problem with the screen… How did you find the screen of the Sege Andi? I guess it’s likely to be the same screen looking at specs.

      • Mite
        June 12, 2013

        the interference you have seen is becouse they didn’t decode the video very well
        there is another video on youtube on which everything is like it should

        i am very interested about this phone
        i hope it is not the same like XYZ becouse i don’t like to buy a phone with 1800mah

        this one uses the same design but i think it is from Cubot
        the phone is very new so there are still no reviews for it
        i am waiting for a review and if it is good i will be definitelly buying the phone
        specs are great and it is very cheap

        let me know if someone gets this phone and share your opinion

        • AK
          June 12, 2013

          I’ve bought the Cubot from PandaWill. Won’t receive it for a few weeks. Once I get it, i’ll try and do a little review

          • Mite
            June 12, 2013

            i am counting on you 🙂
            i am not buying it before review
            i mainly want to know if the calls are great with the microphone becouse i had bad experience with the Star b94m
            oh and dont forget if only 2100mah is only for 3g
            i see some list the 850mhz too


            • June 13, 2013

              Writing the review now. Not very promising….

  11. shi
    June 10, 2013

    Andy, Waiting for your reviews.
    Kindly comment on Built, feel and performance. Does it have gorilla glass?

  12. Harm
    June 10, 2013

    Antutu 11198 seen om picture on dealextreme site.
    Looking forward for a test by Andy

  13. shi
    June 10, 2013

    also, is menpoo reliable?

  14. kiro
    June 11, 2013

    if only the battery capacity is much bigger 🙁

  15. Six
    June 11, 2013

    I wonder if the battery can be upgraded?

    Looking forward to the review, might get this instead of the G4

  16. rob haigh
    June 11, 2013

    Got so bored with waiting for my jiayu g4 advanced that I cancelled and ordered one of these. Went for black. Also went for dhl express ship to UK. Will do a review once it arrives.

    • Rich
      June 12, 2013

      I’d be interested to know much (if any) import taxes you’re charged to get this phone into the UK! Also I’m unsure about it being WCDMA… I gather this works in the UK but is not as fast as HSDPA+ and only has a limit of 2Mbps? It does seem a great value phone but I hope the build quality is at least ok (it doesn’t have Gorilla Glass though doors it?)!

      • AK
        June 12, 2013

        HSPDA+ speeds can be sent and received over WCDMA bands which are used in the UK, mainly on the 2100Mhz frequency. If the phones CPU supports these HSPDA+ data speeds then you’re laughing. The Sege has the Mediatek MTK6589 under its hood which luckily does support these data speeds, its always worth double checking with the supplier though. However you do want to watch out for Chinese MTK6589 phones that use the TD-SCDMA band instead of WCDMA such as the No.1 S5; not only will you not be able to get HSPDA+ speeds, you won’t be able to use the phone outside of China. TD-SCDMA was developed in china to prevent reliance on the expensive western developed WCDMA band, it runs at a meagre 2mbps max.

        To check which 3G bands / frequencies your service provider use, have a handy search tool. Hope this helps

  17. SlypDrip
    June 12, 2013

    When i heard Menpoo i immediately thought of

  18. rob haigh
    June 13, 2013

    DO NOT order from these guys.
    I ordered the day andi posted the story. Paid via PayPal. Immediately took my money and then sent me ‘we will contact you with a shipping’ email.
    Have heard nothing since.
    The phone was listed as in stock, I paid for express 3-5 day shipping.
    No sign of phone.
    No email.

    Have emailed them asking for update … Nothing heard back.
    Have emailed them cancelling the order….. Still nothing.

    So… Until they bother to correspond with me…. I repeat.


  19. rob haigh
    June 13, 2013

    And… Just to top it all. The website is now dead.
    Me thinks I have been ripped off and am now down on cash and down on a phone 🙁
    Not happy because I have just spent 6 months out of work and can I’ll afford to loose my money.

    Andi…. You still got the demo unit? You wouldn’t want to donate to a now poor reader would you 🙂

    • June 13, 2013

      Hi Rob. I do have the phone but I have to return it to them. The marketing person was “chatting” (read annoying me) on QQ yesterday so I asked them about the Menpoo name and if they realised how stupid it sounds, they said customers had said the same and they were moving the site to….. However neither site is working for me this morning.

      • rob haigh
        June 14, 2013

        Cheers andi.
        If you manage to ‘chat’ to them again perhaps you could mention order number 100000653 and get them to cancel and refund.
        Many thanks and keep up the good work.

  20. June 16, 2013

    Mentoo changed its name to
    Hope can help these poor guys.