iOcean X7 Elite unboxing and first impressions have been lucky enough to get their hands on an iOcean X7 Elite for review. Here is the unboxing and initial fist impressions of this 1080 Chinese phone.

The original quad-core 1080 iOcean phone was one of the first Mediatek handset with a 1920 x 1080 display to go on sale in China and internationally. Since the launch earler this year, a number of variants have hit the market but we are excited to get our hands on the flagship iOcean X7 Elite model.

Below is not a full review of the phone but just a short introduction, video hands on and a few benchmarks to give you and idea of the phones performance. A full review will be posted in the coming weeks.

iOcean X7 Elite – First Impressions

Firstly we were happy to see that the iOcean X7 Elite had been pre-rooted before being shipped to us (thanks to iOcean .it for that!) this makes setting the phone up just as we like it all that much faster.

iocean x7 elite hands on


Once in your hands the X7 is remarkably lightweight considering it offers a full 5-inch 1080 display. The phone ways in at 126g and measures  141 x 68 x 8.9 mm. At this weight and with quite a narrow body the X7 feels great in the hand, and is easy to use just one-handed.

iocean x7 elite hands on

Taking a look around the phone and I was pleasantly surpirsed by the build quality. For a relatively unknown company (until this year) iOcean have done an excellent job of designing, choosing quality materials and manufacturing the X7 Elite.

Quality continues on to with the display which is an OGS (One Glass Solution) panel. This has allowed iOcean to make the most of the interior space of the phone.

iOcean X7 Elite design

If you’re looking at the iOcean and thinking you have seen it somewhere before, well it could be the fact that it looks remarkably like the Oppo Find 5. There are certainly some striking simulatise between the Find 5 and the more affordable X7, but there are enough design differences for the X7 not to be labeled a clone.

iocean x7 elite hands on

Being compared to the Find 5 is by no means an insult. The iOcean X7 Elite is a stylish and original looking phone. A nice change to the usual Samsung look-a-likes we have become accustom to seeing.

iOcean X7 Elite Specifications

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The iOcean X7 Elite is the top of the range version of the phone and as you can see from the above table it comes with high-end hardware. Features include a 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory and 13 mega-pixel rear camera.

A 1.5Ghz quad-core SoC and 2GB RAM is more than enough to offer spirited performance in the iOcean X7, even when it is driving the attractive 1920 x 1080 resolution display! We ran a number of popular benchmark apps on the phone, Antutu scored a very good 14,740 points!

Quadrant results are equally as good with a refresh rate of 51.01Hz.


Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is running on this sample of the iOcean X7 Elite. The Google Play store is included and as already mentioned it came pre-rooted, but even if this wasn’t the case there are plenty of easy to use tools available to root the phone yourself.

Having the phone rooted allows us to get access to the ROOT of the systems and enables you tweak the phone to run how you like it including even running alternative ROMs.

iOcean X7 unboxing video

For those of you interested to buy an iOcean X7 Elite then we have teamed up with Italian reseller who is offering all GizChina readers a %5 discount and 24 month warranty!

  • Italian customers can use discount code: gizioceanit
  • International customers: giziocean
  • Spanish customers: gizioceanes

Of course, this is not a full iOcean X7 Elite review, but are only our first hands-on and impressions. In the coming days we will publish a full review and a new guide about how to install other ROMs.

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  1. Anthony
    September 11, 2013

    “The phone ways in at 126g and measures 134 x 66 x 8.9 mm”

    no its not. it 141 x 69 x 9mm as its 5”

  2. September 11, 2013

    The phone is already seen and review by other portal long before. Frankly, Is it really a review or promotion with discount 🙂

  3. Norman Zakaria
    September 11, 2013

    I’ve had mine for months and there we’re some software issues and the battery life is weak for a heavy user like me. I have tested a “Samsung JLrom” that increased battery life tremendously but is ugly and not my taste and now I’m using a custom rom by a developer in XDA Forums. His rom is really good and solves all my software issues. Both of us are currently working together now to solve the battery drain issue.

    If you do want try out his rom, look for this post on XDA Forums:

    [ROM][PORT][4.2.1][Iocean x7] GravityMod2 Ported to Iocean x7 Youth/Plus/Elite

    • anony
      September 11, 2013

      Does it have any sort of scratch resistant screen?

      • September 12, 2013

        I believe, any phone which come with gorilla glass 2 (if this one uses it), is still weak against a grain of sand. You might think there should be no sand in your pocket, but somehow or another, there will be scratches… weird but true story.

        • djgicko
          September 12, 2013

          philisophy 101
          chapter 1 gorilla glass

        • anony
          September 12, 2013

          Yeah but they’re immune against keychain which I believe will be way more common than beach sand (aka Quartz) on my area.

          And I don’t think iOcean list gorilla glass 2 as one of their feature on this phone.

  4. September 12, 2013

    I got mine 2 weeks ago and i’m really pleased with it. I ain’t got time to use extensively so far, but I can say the battery could last almost 4 days without Wifi On. The most draining processes are Wifi and Data connection search/sleep.
    The latest firmware seems OK.
    I still need to check the 3G bands (typically the 900MHz): Mobile Uncle Tools reports it to be available…

  5. Mik
    September 12, 2013

    oooo e fallo un corso di inglese di 4 o 5 anni!!!! ci dobbiamo sempre far riconoscere.

    • Mario
      September 12, 2013

      Ahahah, hai ragione Mik! L’importante però è farsi capire! 😉

  6. j
    September 12, 2013

    I need phone also to outdoor, to bus, train, … .
    I bought it, because it is not glossy. Iocean has small reflections.

    I also tried to buy phone from but i did not receive any response to e-mail. So i did not buy iOcean from EU reseler, but direct from China. I would like to buy the Iocean form EU, because i do not have to solve tax and duty.

  7. KU DE TA
    September 12, 2013

    273.00 EUR, just about 363.00 USD! Pffffffffff

  8. RavenEffect
    September 12, 2013

    They’ve lost me at the 2000 mAH Battery. Really? for this device?

  9. RavenEffect
    September 13, 2013

    it’s a shame because its one of the best looking devices around

  10. hihi2u2
    September 13, 2013

    I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and it’s the Plus version [same as elite without 2GB ram and 32GB rom] the 1GB is definately not enough, the screen after using more than a month starts to pop up, it’s due to the thin bezel which the glue are not able to stick down.

    Tried the Miui and Lewa rom on it, so far Lewa seems to run really good on it, however Samsung is abit ugly for me to try.

    Somehow the battery been very good to me, I guess I’m an average user and always have the 3G and wifi on, surfing and mailing, whatsapp etc, it tends to last me 1 day and a half and if i’m good I can squeeze 2 days. Coming from iphone 4S experience this is very long, iphone 4s only last me 3/4 of a day

  11. hihi2u2
    September 13, 2013

    having got the Plus version with 1GB ram, and the screen problem I’m really looking forward to getting the Xiaomi MI 3, in China iocean X7 is 1499 and 500 more you can get the top of the range phone in the world. You do the maths ! I regretted for not waiting for the Hongmi, as it’s the same spec as mine without the 1080 screen and with Miui, so might run faster than me flashing with Miui

  12. Manos
    September 13, 2013

    Nice phone but the Jiayu g4 advanced boesnt have screen problems…

  13. winder
    September 16, 2013

    i have the phone for 2 month, the phone is amazing. screen, camera, connectivity even battery life is very good. but there are 2 minuses, one is the speaker- not loud enough. the second is the gps which is not locking or locks inaccurately too often.

  14. guiom57
    September 18, 2013

    Have you got some probleme with the GPS.

    I have read that on this iocen the gps don’t work !

    thanks for your answers.


  15. Aki
    September 19, 2013

    When is the full review coming out?

  16. marcel
    October 19, 2013

    in the device description it apears MT6589T procesor…..but in the picture with the benchmark pictures it apear MT6589 and no “T”

    • October 19, 2013

      That is correct for the MT6589T, look at the CPU speed for confirmation