Update: OrientPhone Mega 6.5-inch, 1080, quad-core phablet I would actually own!

Update: OrientPhone Mega 6.5-inch, 1080, quad-core phablet I would actually own!


We have added another video showing the Mega 6.5 running Modern Combat 4, plus a hands on.

Smartphones have been growing larger and larger ever since the start of the year, but only now do I feel the urge to pick one of these phablets up and it could be the OrientPhone Mega 6.5!

There have been 6-inch + phablets powered by Mediatek quad-core processor available for months, but they all seemed to be lacking in some area or another. Some older phablets had poor resolution display, other had poor cameos and most looked pretty ugly!

Yesterday we were introduced to the OrientPhone Mega 6.5, a Chinese Android phablet which boasts the best of the best and in an attractive body!

Just take a look at what the OrientPhone Mega 6.5 has to offer! a 6.5-inch 1080p display, 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front, Android 4.2.1, 3150mAh battery and stylus!

OrientPhone Mega 6.5 full hands on

OrientPhone Mega 6.5 Nova 3 game test

OrientPad Mega 6.5 Modern Combat 4 test

Even the body is pretty attractive (in our opinion) and measures in at 172.9 x 93.1 x 9.5mm.
Actually after looking at the specs and the video it’s hard to see why anyone would choose a Samsung Galaxy Mega device when phablets like this are now on sale.

The OrientPhone Mega 6.5 is available to buy at OrientDeal for $319.68 which is a good price considering some 5-inch 1080 phones are priced at $300.

[templatic_contentbox type=”info” title=”Discount Code”] OrientDeal are offering GizChina readers a $10 discount on the OrientPhone Mega. The discount code to use is: gizchina10usd [/templatic_contentbox]
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  • Pretty good deal, although some of these “budget” phones tend to have very flimsy bodies. Hopefully this is the phone to get me to “convert” 😛

  • dangerousp

    It’s also known as the Firefly V65

  • TerrorSpawn

    1GB RAM? No thanks..

    • nick

      are you stupid or something? 1gb ram is enough

      • arsalan

        Why you should call anybody as stupid? This is his own opinion. You have no right to impose your opinion on others.

        • yannahzinha

          I agree with Arsalan. First it’s his money … and he buy what he wants and find best. For me smartphones with 1gb of ram also don’t interest me. What’s the problem?

          • greeninja

            I agree. Right when I saw it only had 1gb ram it no longer interested me. Tired of how slow things run on 1gb, specially after just a few months things slow down significantly.

  • epoxy

    How do you compare this with Carpad T65 with 2GB Ram?

    • Going to add more videos in a moment showing the gaming performance, from what we can see 1GB seems enough

  • Sami

    Does the stylus function like asus’s fonepad HD? i.e. bluetooth microphone, speaker and can be used to answer phone calls?

  • OrientDeal

    yes, sir

    • sami

      Instead of just saying yes, can you please prove it. I.e. show detailed picture of the stylus that include location of the microphone and speaker on the stylus, show the answer button on stylus, show a video you using it like J Shih did on his Asus.

      • Scott V.

        No it doesn’t. It’s simply a capacitive touch pen. That is ALL it is.

  • Peter

    i wait for this in black color…. inew i6000 1.5ghz 2gb ram 32gb rom 400+$ 😉 but without benchmark or specs it could be 1gb rom too 😀 but looks the same…i like that hw buttons…

    • Parcae

      Actually the iNew seems to be cheaper: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/INEW-I6000-6-5-inch-Quad-Core-3G-Phone-Pad-MT6589T-A7-1-5GHz-RAM-1GB/1061042054.html. $270 after shipping – very nice!

      There seem to be at least five identical phones with these specs:

      iNew i6000
      Carpad T65
      Actwell i6000
      Firefly V65
      Orientphone Mega 6.5

      They all seem to have 1gb models at $300ish and 2gb models at $400ish. The iNew is the cheapest price I was able to find, although I know nothing about the vendor.

      • razar77

        I think they are all from the same factory, just rebranded. What I would like to know before I purchase one is how much a difference the 2 gig ram makes. $70 dollars extra is a lot, but I keep thinking about how much a difference it made with the huawei ascend mate. The australian version had 1 gig ram and all the tech reviews commented that it made the phone laggy and sluggish very quickly.

        It would be really nice if someone posted a hands on review, rather than the usual marketing youtube videos from reseller sites.

  • It’s almost the size of a tablet PC. Wow!

  • 1stkorean

    Since this is suppose to be a phone, WHY has nobody mentioned what type of phone GSM or CDMA and possile carriers?

    • razar77

      WCDMA 850/2100MHz and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
      According to all the sites

  • jostein

    Does this support Netflix?

  • OrientDeal

    YES, SIR, IT support Netflix, of course it can play 1080P FHD video well

  • Hexen

    Have it OTG or MHL functions?

      • Hexen

        Andi, I’ve read your articles, but I’m intresting – does this phablet have OTG and MHL? I gues it haven’t.

        • Actually I think it has. Let me ask for you.

        • OrientDeal

          HI friend:
          it can support sending hd video to TV with micro USB port


          • Please OrientDeal, could you specify if this has OTG? You say it has MHL [HDMI via Micro USB] but not if the micro USB is OTG [on the go to support USB devices like external hard drives].
            Could you please explain? Thank you very much!

  • Pete

    If it’s going to drive a 1080p display it’s going to need more than 1GB of RAM. At this point, I wouldn’t touch any phone without at least 2GB of RAM. My ZP900 has 1GB and it sometimes lags.

    Also, the hardware buttons are a no-go for me. Give me capacitive buttons, or even the software buttons like on the Nexus 4.

  • Scott V.

    Why do these phones never support American frequency bands for American carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile? I mean, I understand they support China’s networks, but imagine the sales possible if they supported American bands.

    I saw this phone and was RUNNING to place my order only for me to see it doesn’t support 3G here on US networks.

    Total bummer. I mean, the Mega 6.3 is $500! This is $300 with better specs AND display yet…yeah…no go…

    Get your act together manufacturers! If Huawei, Lenovo, etc can make phones that support all bands then so can YOU! It isn’t like you go through FCC testing and stuff.

    • OrientDeal

      Hi scott:

      i think it can work under at*t 3G network frequency.


      • Hexen

        Hi, You didn’t tell me about OTG – does this phone have it? And I wonder about it’s display – is it Gorrilla Glass?

        • OrientDeal

          Yes, it support OTG, friend:


  • shankar

    Can you tell what sensors it has? (specifically does it have magnetic sensor?)