6 top quad-core MT6589(T) phones launched today in China!


Proving that the Chinese phone market is going from strength to strength here are 6 top quad-core MT6589 phones launched in China today!

If you are a true Android phone fan then China is the place to be. The pace of development is so amazing that it appears that there is at least one new phone available every single day! In fact though the truth is even more exciting, and just today 6 top quad-core MT6589 phones launched!

6 top quad-core MT6589 phones launched today!

Neo N003

white neo n003

The first pre-sale of the Neo N003 began today at 10am here in China. Chinese phone fans were finally offer the chance to order either the standard (1GB RAM, 4GB ROM) version or the advanced (2GB RAM 32GB ROM) model, but with only 10,000 up for grabs we imagine there were plenty of upset customers!

Neo N003 highlights

Although the Neo N003 has launched later than other similar phones, it happens to pack a few more features than the rivals including OTG, MHL, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, up to 2GB RAM, Yamaha audio, and a 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T chipset.

  • Official Neo N003 product page.

Mlais MX58 Pro

mlais mx58 mt6589T

Similar in specification to the Neo N003 the Mlais MX58 Pro was up for pre-sale earlier today at the slightly lower price of 1199 Yuan.

Mlais MX58 pro highlight

Like the N003 the MX58 Pro boasts a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD full 1080 display however the display on the Mlais benefits from protective Gorilla Glass! The phone also features a 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB built in memory, support for 64GB SD cards, 12 mega-pixel rear camera, 2500mAh battery and a 9.6mm thick body.

  • Official Mlais MX58 Pro specification page.

Dakele 2X

quad-core MT6589 2GB big cola 2 launched

The Dakele 2X presales started at 10am today and like the rest of the phones here is only currently available on the local Chinese market. The Dakele doesnโ€™t get the same Turbo processor update as some of the phones here, but it does benefit from a larger display and relatively low-price.

Dakele 2X Highlights

A generous 5.3-inch display is quite a bonus, but resolution is down to just 720, however IPS and OGS plus a laminated finish ensure that this is a nice looking screen despite the lower pixel count. The chipset is the standard 1.2 quad-core MT6589 with 1GB RAM and 4GB memory, while the rest of the hardware includes a 3 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear, 3000mAh battery, plus MHL and OTG functions.

iOcean X7 Elite

iocean x7 elite

The iOcean X7 Elite is the phone we hoped the UMi X2 would have been. Great looking, well made and powerful! The Elite version of this popular quad-core, 1080 phone boasts a faster CPU and double the RAM!

iOcean X7 Elite Highlights

An updated 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T chipset, 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM are enough on their own to have most people give the iOcean X7 Elite a good look, but throw in USB OTG, Android 4.2.1 and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and you have one very high-end and classy phone!

TCL Idol X

tcl idol x hero

The TCL Idol X is an exclusive JingDong mall phone based on the Alcatel Idol X. Although the two phones are made in the same factory and share the same body, the TCL model boasts huge updates! The first round of sales began today at 10am for the TCL Idol X!

TCL Idol X Highlights

There are so many great features on the TCL Idol X it is hard to know where to begin! The body measures just 6.99mm with a 5-inch 1080 Gorilla Glass 2 panel taking up most of the front!

Under the bright and attractive body lives 2GB RAM, a 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor, 2100mAh battery, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 2 mega-pixel front!

Geak Eye

geak eye android smartphone hero

The Geak Eye is the newcomer and also the most expensive phone in this list! At 1999 Yuan and only 5000 units up for grabs, we arenโ€™t sure the Beijing phone is going to really be able to compete with the cheaper and better equipped options, but if youโ€™re a camera lover it might be the one for you!

Geak Eye Highlights

As you may have guessed from name, the main selling point of the Geak Eey are is impressive cameras. The front is a 8 mega-pixel sensor where as the rear is a 13 mega-pixel Sony Exymor pro with sapphire Leica shield coating!

The processor is a 1.2Ghz quad-core MT6589 unit with 1GB RAM and 16GB of built in memory. Other features include a 720p display, 2000mAh battery, NFC and OTG.

Which is your pick?

With so many great phones to choose from it can be difficult to make a decision, but from the 6 top quad-core MT6589 phones listed here which do you choose?

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168 Comments

  1. hunterpro
    June 25, 2013

    Already Order Zopo C2 Flagship ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hexen
    June 25, 2013

    I’ll choose Neo N003, because it has MHL, OTG and a powerfull battery at 3000 mAh ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Loukas
      June 25, 2013

      It looks like Jiayu too , What about build quality, is it similar to Jiayu ?

  3. ashish
    June 25, 2013

    Hi Andy
    Where can I order Neo N003 ??

    • June 25, 2013

      No where just yet it is only available in China for pre order

      • Kumar
        June 26, 2013

        Can you mention price details for each of them and websites to order/preorder in china

  4. Loukas
    June 25, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advanced ๐Ÿ˜›
    Damn you Jiayu !!!
    I would pick iocean Elite

  5. Kismarci
    June 25, 2013

    Oooh noooo!!!
    Neo N003 will releasaed today ONLY china and ONLY pre???? When will can i order this from int. customers???? :(:(:(

  6. Harald
    June 25, 2013

    Where Jiayu?

    • June 25, 2013

      Jiayu didn’t launch a phone today

      • BrianJackson
        June 25, 2013

        And not a lot of other days either!

      • Andrรฉ de Paula
        June 26, 2013

        Hello Andi, do you know when the Jiayu will be launched? (2GB / 32GB)

        • June 26, 2013

          Sorry I don’t know yet

  7. June 25, 2013

    Hi Andi
    Can you please tell us whether the tcl idol x is mono sim or dual sim. I couldn’t find anywhere. Thanks.

    • Me
      June 25, 2013

      The TCL Idol x is single sim with micro sd and 13 Megapixel camera.

      The ALCATEL one touch idol x is dual sim WITHOUT micro sd and 8 Megapixel camera.

      The TCL idol x is only is available at Jingdong Mall and the ALCATEL one touch idol x is the international variant, will be available in other countries
      (date unknown)

      • June 25, 2013

        Thanks for that

      • Benny
        June 25, 2013

        Really? According to JD Mall, their Idol X is meant to be dual sim and no Micro SD card.

        http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&ie=UTF-8&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.jd.com%2F914105.html

        Thats the number 1 reason why I discounted it off my list. 16GB for everything is just not enough.. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe Andi can verify this?

        • Me
          June 26, 2013

          The Jingdong site itself says dual sim, but when you browse the web it says it has a micro sd slot.
          Maybe it has both?
          I would like to have that confirmed too.

          • Me
            June 26, 2013

            Wait, the pictures on Jingdong confirm dual sim,
            But I can’t find snything pn micro sim on Jingdong

            • Me
              June 26, 2013

              FUCK, DOESN’T SUPPORT MICRO SD

    • Albert
      June 26, 2013

      TCL S950 (from list above) has (probably) Dual Sim support and has officially support 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz so this is my favorite phone from this Andy’s list. Umi annoonced Umi X2 with 3G WCDMA 900/2100 support and now released it with 850/2100 ๐Ÿ™

  8. June 25, 2013

    Nice update Andi. No postponement this time…lol

    • June 25, 2013

      ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Shailendra Singh
    June 25, 2013

    Which one has the Best Camera between these in Turbo Processor

    • Hecke
      June 26, 2013

      Should be Neo N003 as it has Sony-Lens.

  10. Andi's New FAN
    June 25, 2013

    Hey Andy! Been following your posts for some time, just wanna know:
    How to get any of these phones in India? Since only ZOPO and UMI (next to non-existence) are existing in India.

  11. ahmed
    June 25, 2013

    hey andi xiaomi mi2 is a dual sim

    • June 25, 2013

      No it isn’t

  12. Arun Raj
    June 25, 2013

    Andi,
    Does Neo N003 have gorilla glass 2 protection??

  13. Me
    June 25, 2013

    Can someone tell me something about Jingdong Mall.
    I don’t know chinese and I wan’t this phone.
    I live in Europe, Netherlands.

  14. June 25, 2013

    Andi, I hope you remember GizIndia? ๐Ÿ™

    • June 25, 2013

      yep just a bit busy at the moment

  15. roni
    June 25, 2013

    Dakele 5.3′, if it had 2GB.
    probably neo.

  16. Benny
    June 25, 2013

    Andi: Do you know if the TCL Idol X has a Micro SD card slot? Thanks

    • Me
      June 25, 2013

      The TCL Idol x is single sim with micro sd and 13 Megapixel camera.
      The ALCATEL one touch idol x is dual sim WITHOUT micro sd and 8 Megapixel camera.
      The TCL idol x is only is available at Jingdong Mall and the ALCATEL one touch idol x is the international variant, will be available in other countries
      (date unknown)

  17. sandoz
    June 25, 2013

    what battery does the iOcean X7 Elite have?

    • Rahul
      June 25, 2013

      2000 may x 2 batteries. But pandawill.com is offering the second battery as 3000 mAh

  18. tweetycontrabajo
    June 25, 2013

    Aparently, the Neo N003 youth is the cheaper Quad core, with 5″ FHD 1080 screen.
    My only doubt about buying it, is that is so new, developers didn’t make custom roms for it yet.
    I am thinking betwin the Neo N003 youth, or the Iocean X7 youth.

  19. Hoang
    June 25, 2013

    I looking for a phone with HD. I dont want/Need a FHD phone.

    iOcean x7 would be perfect but it has FHD ..

    Do you know some phone?

    • tweetycontrabajo
      June 25, 2013

      There is THL W8
      Pomp w89-the cheapest
      Umi X1s
      Miz Z2
      Star 5 Butterfly
      Zopo 910
      and many more
      You can watch the top 30 quad core phones in this site

    • musty
      June 25, 2013

      @Hoang:
      if you want mkt6589T and only HD, there is : “Green Orange Super”

      • Hoang
        June 27, 2013

        Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 25, 2013

      The slightly smaller Jiayu G4 could be a nice option? 720p, 4.7inch screen. The basic version is out now (1GB Ram, 3000mAh battery)!

  20. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Already Order Zopo C2 Flagship ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Nicolas
    June 25, 2013

    Would you guys recommend the iocean x7 elite with a 3000 mah battery for 335 dollars? Thank you.

  22. Mik
    June 25, 2013

    I ordered some days ago for the first time from Antelife but they are not responding to my mails. Are they as reliable as I thought they are or are they just another dubious store?

  23. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    I’ll choose Neo N003, because it has MHL, OTG and a powerfull battery at 3000 mAh ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      It looks like Jiayu too , What about build quality, is it similar to Jiayu ?

  24. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Hi Andy
    Where can I order Neo N003 ??

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      No where just yet it is only available in China for pre order

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Can you mention price details for each of them and websites to order/preorder in china

  25. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advanced ๐Ÿ˜›
    Damn you Jiayu !!!
    I would pick iocean Elite

  26. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Oooh noooo!!!
    Neo N003 will releasaed today ONLY china and ONLY pre???? When will can i order this from int. customers???? :(:(:(

  27. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Where Jiayu?

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      Jiayu didn’t launch a phone today

    • Brian Jackson
      June 25, 2013

      And not a lot of other days either!

    • Guest
      June 27, 2013

      Hello Andi, do you know when the Jiayu will be launched? (2GB / 32GB)

    • Guest
      June 27, 2013

      Sorry I don’t know yet

  28. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Hi Andi
    Can you please tell us whether the tcl idol x is mono sim or dual sim. I couldn’t find anywhere. Thanks.

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      The TCL Idol x is single sim with micro sd and 13 Megapixel camera.

      The ALCATEL one touch idol x is dual sim WITHOUT micro sd and 8 Megapixel camera.

      The TCL idol x is only is available at Jingdong Mall and the ALCATEL one touch idol x is the international variant, will be available in other countries
      (date unknown)

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      Thanks for that

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Really? According to JD Mall, their Idol X is meant to be dual sim and no Micro SD card.

      http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&ie=UTF-8&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.jd.com%2F914105.html

      Thats the number 1 reason why I discounted it off my list. 16GB for everything is just not enough.. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe Andi can verify this?

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      The Jingdong site itself says dual sim, but when you browse the web it says it has a micro sd slot.
      Maybe it has both?
      I would like to have that confirmed too.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Wait, the pictures on Jingdong confirm dual sim,
      But I can’t find snything pn micro sim on Jingdong

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      FUCK, DOESN’T SUPPORT MICRO SD

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      TCL S950 (from list above) has (probably) Dual Sim support and has officially support 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz so this is my favorite phone from this Andy’s list. Umi annoonced Umi X2 with 3G WCDMA 900/2100 support and now released it with 850/2100 ๐Ÿ™

  29. Rahul
    June 25, 2013

    Andi – placing order for an iOcean X7 Elite, since it’s the only 1 available in India from your list. Any “watch out for….” cons of going for this ? For me WiFi and GPS must be top notch, and “buttery smooth” interface (as you so succinctly put it) would be a god-send. And hopefully I wouldn’t have to deal with the “insufficient storage available…” monster that I currently face with my 512 MB RAM phone? Advice appreciated in advance !

    • June 25, 2013

      The only thing is the 2000mAh battery which is a little small

  30. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Nice update Andi. No postponement this time…lol

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Which one has the Best Camera between these in Turbo Processor

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Should be Neo N003 as it has Sony-Lens.

  32. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Hey Andy! Been following your posts for some time, just wanna know:
    How to get any of these phones in India? Since only ZOPO and UMI (next to non-existence) are existing in India.

  33. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    hey andi xiaomi mi2 is a dual sim

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      No it isn’t

  34. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Andi,
    Does Neo N003 have gorilla glass 2 protection??

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      yes

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      No. Only “Asahi glass”.

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      No, ๐Ÿ™

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      I’ve seen here in GizChina posts saying how the N003 had Gorilla Glass. Can you comment a bit further about this change in the specs and if it in fact, it has Asahi Glass?

      Thank you.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      But in the following link, it is mentioned that n003 has gorilla glass 2. Please check.

      http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/06/breaking-neo-n003-release-date-set-for-june-25th/

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      The new specifications page for the N003 don’t mention it, could be they have changed it.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Chinese phone makers change specifications as quickly as the wind changes direction. This is common and a big problem

  35. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Can someone tell me something about Jingdong Mall.
    I don’t know chinese and I wan’t this phone.
    I live in Europe, Netherlands.

  36. jasneskis
    June 25, 2013

    Of this released bunch, I go with the Neo for the large battery and MHL AND OTG function. I really wish they would make a Galaxy Note 2 or 3 with that kind of power. I really like the built in sylus provided with the Note.

  37. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Andi, I hope you remember GizIndia? ๐Ÿ™

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      yep just a bit busy at the moment

  38. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Dakele 5.3′, if it had 2GB.
    probably neo.

  39. Patrick
    June 25, 2013

    They can’t be serious ? On the outside Chinese phones are getting flashier, but the ability to make phone calls anywhere in the GSM world appears to decrease with every new generation. The Neo N003 on GSM is only a two band phone. The iocean supports GSM only on 1800/1900 MHz. Technically these phones are 3G phones, but only on 2100 MHz. Again, pretty useless if you venture outside of large cities where in Europe it is essential to have 3G on 900 MHz.

    • Hecke
      June 25, 2013

      What do you mean with “2-band-phone”? I cant use it in Europe?

      • Patrick
        June 25, 2013

        The Neo 003 will work on GSM (900/1800 MHz) in Europe. But in many other areas (such as the US) it will not work at all. 3G in Europe on the Neo003 (as with most other Chinese phones) will suffer from limited network coverage. The reason for this is that 3G on 2100 MHz is used by many providers to cover only the densely populated areas whereas outside of big cities the 900MHz band is used for 3G service. The reason is simple physics. 900MHz covers large distances better and therefore requires less antenna locations in rural areas. Therefore typically in Europe Chinese phones with the MTK chipset often only work as 2G GSM phones.

      • Patrick
        June 25, 2013

        And with the Iocean the frequency issue gets even more difficult. As it only supports GSM on 1800/1900 MHz your probability of making or receiving a call is even lower. On most networks in Europe it will not work on GSM at all. Having 3G on only 2100 MHz will not help either, as high frequencies don’t penetrate into buildings very well and there will probably be no coverage at all if you leave the cities.

        • tweetycontrabajo
          June 25, 2013

          Iocean X7
          2G GSM 800/850/1800/1900MHz

          3G : WCDMA 850/2100Mhz

          the 3G is kind of limitated, but de gsm is not.

          • Patrick
            June 26, 2013

            Don’t trust the frequency specs on reseller websites. They are often wrong. Check the manufacturer specs (and even they can be wrong). I got my numbers from the Ioecean X7 website.

            • Albert
              June 26, 2013

              TCL S950 (from list above) has officially support 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz so this is my favorite phone from this Andy’s list.

            • tweetycontrabajo
              June 26, 2013

              wow!
              is good to know that, cause i was planing to buy one.
              But i really think they do lots of devices with diferent frequencies, of the same model.

            • Hecke
              June 28, 2013

              Merimobiles told me 3G/UMTS of NEO N003 will work in Europe (germany)

  40. nikev
    June 25, 2013

    iOcean X7 nice phone but GPS is not working for me on the “Youth” model, I don’t know if they fixed it on the “Elite” model.

  41. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Andi: Do you know if the TCL Idol X has a Micro SD card slot? Thanks

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      The TCL Idol x is single sim with micro sd and 13 Megapixel camera.
      The ALCATEL one touch idol x is dual sim WITHOUT micro sd and 8 Megapixel camera.
      The TCL idol x is only is available at Jingdong Mall and the ALCATEL one touch idol x is the international variant, will be available in other countries
      (date unknown)

  42. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    what battery does the iOcean X7 Elite have?

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      2000 may x 2 batteries. But pandawill.com is offering the second battery as 3000 mAh

  43. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Aparently, the Neo N003 youth is the cheaper Quad core, with 5″ FHD 1080 screen.
    My only doubt about buying it, is that is so new, developers didn’t make custom roms for it yet.
    I am thinking betwin the Neo N003 youth, or the Iocean X7 youth.

  44. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    I looking for a phone with HD. I dont want/Need a FHD phone.

    iOcean x7 would be perfect but it has FHD ..

    Do you know some phone?

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      There is THL W8
      Pomp w89-the cheapest
      Umi X1s
      Miz Z2
      Star 5 Butterfly
      Zopo 910
      and many more
      You can watch the top 30 quad core phones in this site

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      @Hoang:
      if you want mkt6589T and only HD, there is : “Green Orange Super”

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      The slightly smaller Jiayu G4 could be a nice option? 720p, 4.7inch screen. The basic version is out now (1GB Ram, 3000mAh battery)!

    • Guest
      June 28, 2013

      Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. tweetycontrabajo
    June 25, 2013

    would be interesting a list of top custom roms for chinese devices.
    I look for devices roms on this list, and if i can’t find custom roms for it, i am not that sure if i want to buy it.
    And sometimes i find roms for the youth version, but not the full version.
    but what the heck?
    Anyways, they are too new in the market, so soon there will be custom roms for all or them, right?

  46. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Would you guys recommend the iocean x7 elite with a 3000 mah battery for 335 dollars? Thank you.

  47. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    I ordered some days ago for the first time from Antelife but they are not responding to my mails. Are they as reliable as I thought they are or are they just another dubious store?

  48. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Andi – placing order for an iOcean X7 Elite, since it’s the only 1 available in India from your list. Any “watch out for….” cons of going for this ? For me WiFi and GPS must be top notch, and “buttery smooth” interface (as you so succinctly put it) would be a god-send. And hopefully I wouldn’t have to deal with the “insufficient storage available…” monster that I currently face with my 512 MB RAM phone? Advice appreciated in advance !

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      The only thing is the 2000mAh battery which is a little small

  49. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    Of this released bunch, I go with the Neo for the large battery and MHL AND OTG function. I really wish they would make a Galaxy Note 2 or 3 with that kind of power. I really like the built in sylus provided with the Note.

  50. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    They can’t be serious ? On the outside Chinese phones are getting flashier, but the ability to make phone calls anywhere in the GSM world appears to decrease with every new generation. The Neo N003 on GSM is only a two band phone. The iocean supports GSM only on 1800/1900 MHz. Technically these phones are 3G phones, but only on 2100 MHz. Again, pretty useless if you venture outside of large cities where in Europe it is essential to have 3G on 900 MHz.

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      What do you mean with “2-band-phone”? I cant use it in Europe?

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      The Neo 003 will work on GSM (900/1800 MHz) in Europe. But in many other areas (such as the US) it will not work at all. 3G in Europe on the Neo003 (as with most other Chinese phones) will suffer from limited network coverage. The reason for this is that 3G on 2100 MHz is used by many providers to cover only the densely populated areas whereas outside of big cities the 900MHz band is used for 3G service. The reason is simple physics. 900MHz covers large distances better and therefore requires less antenna locations in rural areas. Therefore typically in Europe Chinese phones with the MTK chipset often only work as 2G GSM phones.

    • Guest
      June 25, 2013

      And with the Iocean the frequency issue gets even more difficult. As it only supports GSM on 1800/1900 MHz your probability of making or receiving a call is even lower. On most networks in Europe it will not work on GSM at all. Having 3G on only 2100 MHz will not help either, as high frequencies don’t penetrate into buildings very well and there will probably be no coverage at all if you leave the cities.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Iocean X7
      2G GSM 800/850/1800/1900MHz

      3G : WCDMA 850/2100Mhz

      the 3G is kind of limitated, but de gsm is not.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Don’t trust the frequency specs on reseller websites. They are often wrong. Check the manufacturer specs (and even they can be wrong). I got my numbers from the Ioecean X7 website.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      TCL S950 (from list above) has officially support 3G UMTS 900/2100 Mhz so this is my favorite phone from this Andy’s list.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      wow!
      is good to know that, cause i was planing to buy one.
      But i really think they do lots of devices with diferent frequencies, of the same model.

    • Guest
      June 28, 2013

      Merimobiles told me 3G/UMTS of NEO N003 will work in Europe (germany)

  51. Guest
    June 25, 2013

    iOcean X7 nice phone but GPS is not working for me on the “Youth” model, I don’t know if they fixed it on the “Elite” model.

  52. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    would be interesting a list of top custom roms for chinese devices.
    I look for devices roms on this list, and if i can’t find custom roms for it, i am not that sure if i want to buy it.
    And sometimes i find roms for the youth version, but not the full version.
    but what the heck?
    Anyways, they are too new in the market, so soon there will be custom roms for all or them, right?

  53. Harald
    June 26, 2013

    The iOcean has great specs but it’s not very good looking, it’s kind of edgy. The Dakele looks best, with its narrow bezel and sleek look.

  54. Joe
    June 26, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    One of the majors issues that are not covered enough in my opinion is the frequencies support of these different phones. The specs that are listed in different websites are inconsistent and can be misleading. As Patrick mentioned above, there are different characteristics to different frequencies so if the phones are not supporting both higher and lower frequencies used by the carrier you are destined to have only partial service. I hope that with your connections you can get a formal declaration from these manufacturers regarding the frequencies support to enable us as potential buyers to make a wiser decision.

    Thanks.

    • tweetycontrabajo
      June 26, 2013

      Yes, i totally support that.
      why make a device with gsm quad band, and 3g only one band, or two?

      • Patrick
        June 26, 2013

        I suppose because many phone manufacturers don’t have inhouse development departments. They copy the electronics from a reference design from MTK, get a stock copy of Android and just design the case around it. A bit like assembling a PC from bits.

        • tweetycontrabajo
          June 26, 2013

          what about drivers? And the stock firmware?

  55. Jignesh
    June 26, 2013

    hi andi
    any news about geak mars, as full specifications are not even there on its official site.

  56. iMat2.9
    June 26, 2013

    What ever happened to the Dakele 2? it was a better spec’d phone than the Dakele 2X, 32GB Rom, 2GB Ram

  57. Patrick
    June 26, 2013

    Of all the phones so far as an international buyer I like the TCL Idol X best. The necessary frequencies are all there and the manufacturer has the size and resources to deliver the product. Let’s see how Play Store support will work out and whether there will be a 32GB version.

  58. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    The iOcean has great specs but it’s not very good looking, it’s kind of edgy. The Dakele looks best, with its narrow bezel and sleek look.

  59. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    One of the majors issues that are not covered enough in my opinion is the frequencies support of these different phones. The specs that are listed in different websites are inconsistent and can be misleading. As Patrick mentioned above, there are different characteristics to different frequencies so if the phones are not supporting both higher and lower frequencies used by the carrier you are destined to have only partial service. I hope that with your connections you can get a formal declaration from these manufacturers regarding the frequencies support to enable us as potential buyers to make a wiser decision.

    Thanks.

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      Yes, i totally support that.
      why make a device with gsm quad band, and 3g only one band, or two?

    • Guest
      June 26, 2013

      I suppose because many phone manufacturers don’t have inhouse development departments. They copy the electronics from a reference design from MTK, get a stock copy of Android and just design the case around it. A bit like assembling a PC from bits.

    • Guest
      June 27, 2013

      what about drivers? And the stock firmware?

  60. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    hi andi
    any news about geak mars, as full specifications are not even there on its official site.

  61. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    What ever happened to the Dakele 2? it was a better spec’d phone than the Dakele 2X, 32GB Rom, 2GB Ram

  62. shakes
    June 26, 2013

    when are we expecting Neo N003 international release. My fingers are way too itchy for this baby

  63. Guest
    June 26, 2013

    Of all the phones so far as an international buyer I like the TCL Idol X best. The necessary frequencies are all there and the manufacturer has the size and resources to deliver the product. Let’s see how Play Store support will work out and whether there will be a 32GB version.

  64. Guest
    June 27, 2013

    when are we expecting Neo N003 international release. My fingers are way too itchy for this baby

  65. Albert
    June 27, 2013

    Where are my 2 comments which I posted here 2 days ago ?

  66. Albert
    June 27, 2013

    Ops sorry now they shows up.

  67. Guest
    June 28, 2013

    Where are my 2 comments which I posted here 2 days ago ?

  68. Guest
    June 28, 2013

    Ops sorry now they shows up.

  69. Meyson
    July 2, 2013

    Where is the most reliable place to get the iOcean x7 Elite. I’ll like to pick one up. Thanks guys & btw..Gizchina rocks!!!

    • Rahul
      July 2, 2013

      In India you can get it on eBay.in – suggest you also take a look at Zopo ZP980 turbo edition which has virtually the same specs as the Elitebut with better build quality – check comparison on YouTube which iI think is done by GizChina!

  70. Guest
    July 2, 2013

    Where is the most reliable place to get the iOcean x7 Elite. I’ll like to pick one up. Thanks guys & btw..Gizchina rocks!!!

    • Guest
      July 2, 2013

      In India you can get it on eBay.in – suggest you also take a look at Zopo ZP980 turbo edition which has virtually the same specs as the Elitebut with better build quality – check comparison on YouTube which iI think is done by GizChina!

  71. Harvie
    July 23, 2013

    hi can I ask if you know the original manufacturer of this phone? It’s mt 6589 single sim, qHD IPS Display, 4.5 inch screen, dragontrail glass.. It’s been released in our country Cherry Mobile Razor and I couldn’t find the original manufacturer

    http://i44.tinypic.com/kafvrq.jpg
    http://i44.tinypic.com/1t22dw.jpg

  72. Rahul
    July 23, 2013

    simply go to Settings->About Phone – should give you make/model

  73. Guest
    July 23, 2013

    hi can I ask if you know the original manufacturer of this phone? It’s mt 6589 single sim, qHD IPS Display, 4.5 inch screen, dragontrail glass.. It’s been released in our country Cherry Mobile Razor and I couldn’t find the original manufacturer

    http://i44.tinypic.com/kafvrq.jpg
    http://i44.tinypic.com/1t22dw.jpg

  74. Guest
    July 23, 2013

    simply go to Settings->About Phone – should give you make/model