Quad-core Xiaocai X9 now costs just $168!

Fans of small screen high performance phone take not, as the popular Xiaocai X9 is now available with a $10 discount, bringing the retail price to way below $200!

Xiaocai have their own niche in the Chinese smartphone market. Vivo, Oppo and Nubia battle it out in the high-price ranges, Xiaomi, Meizu and Huawei share blows for price : specification, and JiaYu, UMi, FAEA, Neo and others battle it out at the the $200+ price point.

While the bigger names are busy tussling and starting price wars, Xiaocai have busied themselves with developing phone which can go on sale, internationally for way below $200!

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The Xiaocai X9 is a 4.5-inch quad-core phone with dual-sim support, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory and an 8 mega-pixel rear camera. Running it’s own CaiOS ROM based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean the X9 can score around 11,000 on Antutu!

Chinese reseller OrientDeal are offering GizChina readers a $10 discount on the Xiaocai X9 bringing the retail price down to just $168.19. The discount code it: xiaocaigizchina10usd and full details can be found here.

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  1. Chris
    August 27, 2013

    Can you post a review of this phone. I like it but i don’t know about the build quality.

  2. Michael
    August 27, 2013

    “Running it’s own CaiOS ROM based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean the X9 can score around 11,000 on Antutu!”

    Why does the photo shows 15116 on antutu?

  3. nobitakun
    August 27, 2013

    Now i can’t see the pictures but i was thinking 11000 is quite low score for a mtk6589 cpu, so the score in that pic should be correct

    • August 27, 2013

      Sorry the pic is the 2GB RAM version

  4. thierry
    August 27, 2013

    Mine gives exactly 13591 on antutu and it`s enough to fluently play Valkyria 2 op the psp emu.

    Oh right xiaocai here is my chance to f* you in the a** for what you made me do!

    Mine came a week ago and i was totally screwed as i couldnt enter a pin (thank you cai os) so i couldnt actually use the phone. Tought it was simlocked for a moment but they arent. Other guys had the same and the managed to fix it by flashing. As im a noob i cant install those bloody mediatek usb drivers on my windows 7 pc. Decided to install xp, pc crashed druing installation, several times as the install cd was faulty, burned another, faulty. Instelled xp wile switching both cds did the trick. Find drivers to make everything work again more ore less to find out that.. i cant install the mediatek drivers on xp either (so far my nostalgia for xp). So i did what i thought about doing in the first place actually and install a second launcher, which did the trick and made the pin entry screen appear. If i permanently choose a luancher offcourse this screen wont appear anymore. Screw you xiaocai

    so pros: – Good screen (more reflection then faea f1 tho)
    – good battery life (i manage to do two days with it)
    – pretty smooth ui despite the major pin code mess! only 3-4 bloatware programs which is still too much

    cons: very cheap feeling due to the too thin squirky noise making plastic backcover (screw you xiaocai!)
    – bad gps signal offcourse as expected from mediatek
    – bloatware
    – neither win 7 or xp recognizes my decive so i cant even transfer files without removing my mcrosd card atm… win 7 never had that problem with the faea or my old mtk6577 n1..

    so the there you go good luck if you buy it (and scr… cai!)

  5. tweetycontrabajo
    August 27, 2013

    Can someone confirm the 3G band networks?
    does it really support 850?

    • August 28, 2013

      It is 850 & 2100mhz. it is WCDMA type 3G Mobile Network

  6. August 28, 2013

    Well they should lower the price otherwise they won’t sell..
    USD200 is way overpriced.

    Sells (since launch date) for 150-160 USD at other retailers like merimobiles or fct.

    • August 28, 2013

      Hi sir, it is 168usd. not 200usd. if you want to save money, you can choose post shipping way.

      all other site choose post shipping as default shipping method. but it is very slow.

      on orientdeal. you can also choose post shipping way. but we recommend you choose express, it is safer and faster than post shipping way.


      • August 28, 2013

        Yes I understand,
        And with a price of 168 you are still one of the most expensive shop.

        You still add shipping cost to this price.
        Prices similar or higher then the competition. So I’ll put down a comparison:

        Orientdeal $178 – Discount 10 = 168 + 25 registered airmail = $193
        FCT $155 – Discount 10 = $145 + 0 registered airmail = $145

        So again the Orient is far away, so is the Deal.

  7. expectation ????
    September 12, 2013

    Sorry, what does it mean ” fct ” ?

  8. September 17, 2013

    My son wants a xiao cai x9 so I bought him one. This one is at lower price,but he likes it. Works perfect on 4.2 Android system with 4 GB ROM and 1GB RAM. And I saw voucher code information the other night on face book. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comebuy-Online-Shop-En/158024174403413 You can also save 5% off order.