Open Thread: Which Chinese phone do you use in your country?


Chinese phones are notorious for their high specifications and low-pricing, but also their difficulty to obtain and odd network compatibility! So we ask GizChina readers “Which Chinese phone do you use in your country?”

Why Chinese smartphones?

Savvy tech lovers around the world are beginning to take notice of the Chinese smartphone market. There are some great phones to be had and prices are much more appealing than those from big name brands we are most use to seeing. Innovation is another area Chinese phones standout from the crowd! When was the last time we saw Samsung or Apple make something truly unique?

oppo n1 hands on impressions

Which Chinese phone do you use in your country?

So, after learning about the Chinese smartphone industry, the models available and the specifications that can be had at much lower prices, which Chinese smartphone did you choose?

gold xiaomi mi3 hero

Perhaps you are a veteran of Chinese phones, or maybe you haven’t bought one just yet, either way we would love to hear which phone you have chosen and why?

We would also like to hear where to are based and if your Chinese phone has any compatibility issues with the carriers you use. Does your JiaYu G4 work on Orange in the UK? Your Xiaomi Mi3 picking up 3G on Verizon? Or perhaps you are looking for a Chinese phone which will work with a specific carrier?

Leave your comments!

This open thread all relays on you guys! Hopefully we will be able to help answer a few questions through your comments, learn some great hints and tips from your experience, maybe even avoid a bad purchase decision and save some cash!?

Comments are open so let’s get started!

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456 Comments

  1. dan.man
    November 19, 2013

    I am from India and i would love to have a MX3 or Mi3 but for customers outside china they are rather expensive. As you may or may not know about Moto G, (idk why anyone on this site posted about that phone) its a great smartphone, with a trusted brand name, huge support and development. It scores 17k+ in antutu and 8k+ in quadrant with a 720p display. Its a perfect budget device for me or anyone else, Motorola has announced that G will be launchdd in India in Jan with a dual sim variant. I love chinese smart phones, but due to their non availability outside china, high price and almost no support that breaks the deal for me. So If i want to buy a phone, i will be betting my money on Moto G.

  2. Shaunuss
    November 19, 2013

    I use my Neo N003 Advanced in New Zealand and have found it to work very well. It was easy to customise and is a fast, full featured phone that does everything I need it to. I have also found everybody to be impressed with it when they handle it, and surprised that such a good quality phone cost only $400 NZD. People are slowly learning that Chinese manufactured goods aren’t all rubbish, and that mainstream retail brands are no longer an economical option.

    • murray
      November 19, 2013

      same for me , NEO N003 youth ,using on the 3 network uk and with talkmobile (vodafone) sim as back up,i get on average 6mbs speed thats faster than my home broadband . had two friends buy one after seeing mine , gps is also good here.

      • SYHMS
        November 20, 2013

        I also use Neo N003 Advanced and Basic together in Turkey 🙂

  3. chongo
    November 19, 2013

    Oppo Find5, all day, erryday.

    > Unique square, minimalist design. Vastly more aesthetically pleasing than my previous major manufacturer phones

    > The software is again minimal and aesthetic, especially since the latest ColorOS update

    > Genuinely useful features added to Android: Double tap to wake, etc.

    • Connor Grishaw
      January 25, 2015

      Never said your country bud. 😛

  4. chokapik
    November 19, 2013

    I use a freshly arrived ZTE V987 here in france. It comes with strong 900/2100 wcdma wich is a must have for many carriers.
    Everything works amazingly good on this phone and screen is surprisingly beautiful for this range of price.
    The only drawback is its fragility I think. the phone is clearly not enough rigid imo. It can lead into breaking screen I think.
    For the same price as my friend’s samsungs, I could buy this phone and a tablet, a gamepad, an 8000mAh external battery, lots of cables and accesories. I still have spare money for beers!

    • Yao Lisa
      November 20, 2013

      hah, ZTE U985

    • Tom_Arnall
      November 20, 2013

      fragile? put a rigid jacket on it? i forget the name for them. i’ve been in Ensenada Baja Cal for two years. forgetting my english.

    • Finn
      November 20, 2013

      Same phone here in Finland, it was chosen based on the frequency bands, screen and battery size. So far I’ve been really satisfied with the phone. Negative thing is that it does feel fragile after my old Nokia N8.

  5. tweetycontrabajo
    November 19, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum
    Very Happy

  6. Le Anh Duc
    November 19, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2s 16gb <3
    Greeting from Vietnam <3

  7. bason
    November 19, 2013

    i use star u650

    • jj blue
      November 26, 2013

      How is this phone? I’m thinking about maybe buying this large screen phone (6.5″ correct?) as a replacement for my Umi X2, which has a cracked screen after I was bumped dropped it on the sidewalk.

      How is the build quality of the u650? Quality of the display? Any lag? Weak GPS reception? Comments would be much appreciated.

  8. Joanna P
    November 19, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum in Canada. Love the phone, works well with Rogers, but not Bell.

  9. Lib3
    November 19, 2013

    ThL w200 in Mexico and I love it!!

  10. Lees
    November 19, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum in New Zealand on vodafone, Great I love it.

  11. Albert
    November 19, 2013

    Me: Cubot GT99
    My mom: HiSiKi G2
    My brother: Huawei Ascend G615

    Country: The Netherlands

  12. Oz friend
    November 19, 2013

    UMI X1 in Oz. Works great on Vodaphone GSM network on 2G and 3G. In the beginning, had issue with GPS, but was fixed with a new internal GPS ant installed. Phone is great – my friend got a HTC One was very impress with the display – especially learnig that it cost only half of his!

    • Chris
      November 20, 2013

      My wife uses a Vivo X1, which functions well on the Telstra 3G network. Previously used on the Vodafone network, which runs very poorly where we live.

  13. The Chosen One
    November 19, 2013

    My wife and I use the Zopo ZP 900 Leader! I opted not to upgrade us to Quad Cores and just go straight to Octa Cores instead.

    We live in the U.S. and we’re using H2O Wireless for our U.S. service and BMobile for our home country service. Home is The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Both SIM’s function flawlessly on the AT&T Network.

    Initially our U.S. Provider was Simple Mobile and they opperated off of the T-Mobile network. We never had any service issues with them we switched only because we’re getting a better deal with an H2O subscription.

    I am not into contracts and paying data fees so thats why i chose the MVNO route! At $60 per month I can do exactly everything that my co-worker does on his $180 per month plan. Except of course my Andriod is an unlocked full version and his is limited to the discreations of his provider.

    I am loyal to any brand and service that serves me best with what i need so i am watching Zopo closely to see what their new device/s would bring to the table of specs and price.

  14. arsalan
    November 20, 2013

    I use Zopo zp 950 plus in my country Saudi Arabia. Working great. I have ordered also for Neken N6. I love Chinese phones. Much better and cheaper than the so called big names.

  15. Nahúm Pérez Mesa
    November 20, 2013

    MLais MX58 PRO, Belgium, Mobileviking here! 😉

  16. Adrian
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo C2 platinum white in Jamaica . Pretty decent with gizchina rom. Need larger battery and ram and brighter flash for the new model.

  17. November 20, 2013

    been using neo n003 basic since early october and bought a zte 967s for my wife 3 weeks ago. purchased through ali express (neo – usd210, zte – usd132) and both are working fine, 3G-wise and GPS-wise! gave our old xperias (u and miro) to our kids. digi network, malaysia.

  18. galih permadi
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu g2s, g3s, g4 basic. Nice design, well build, no complaint whatsoever – Indonesia (tried them using indosat, telkomsel, axis with no problem – some place the 3g may drop since they only support wcdma 2100- but not often)

  19. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I am from India and i would love to have a MX3 or Mi3 but for customers outside china they are rather expensive. As you may or may not know about Moto G, (idk why anyone on this site posted about that phone) its a great smartphone, with a trusted brand name, huge support and development. It scores 17k+ in antutu and 8k+ in quadrant with a 720p display. Its a perfect budget device for me or anyone else, Motorola has announced that G will be launchdd in India in Jan with a dual sim variant. I love chinese smart phones, but due to their non availability outside china, high price and almost no support that breaks the deal for me. So If i want to buy a phone, i will be betting my money on Moto G.

  20. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use my Neo N003 Advanced in New Zealand and have found it to work very well. It was easy to customise and is a fast, full featured phone that does everything I need it to. I have also found everybody to be impressed with it when they handle it, and surprised that such a good quality phone cost only $400 NZD. People are slowly learning that Chinese manufactured goods aren’t all rubbish, and that mainstream retail brands are no longer an economical option.

    • murray
      November 20, 2013

      same for me , NEO N003 youth ,using on the 3 network uk and with talkmobile (vodafone) sim as back up,i get on average 6mbs speed thats faster than my home broadband . had two friends buy one after seeing mine , gps is also good here.

    • Guest
      November 20, 2013

      I also use Neo N003 Advanced and Basic together in Turkey 🙂

  21. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Oppo Find5, all day, erryday.

    > Unique square, minimalist design. Vastly more aesthetically pleasing than my previous major manufacturer phones

    > The software is again minimal and aesthetic, especially since the latest ColorOS update

    > Genuinely useful features added to Android: Double tap to wake, etc.

    • Connor Grishaw
      January 25, 2015

      Never said your country bud. 😛

  22. Azif
    November 20, 2013

    I really like chinese phones but i am scared about genuine imei because i want use in India.

    • Lib3
      November 20, 2013

      If you buy a phone of well known companies, like Huawei, Zopo, ThL, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, etc., I think you won’t have troubles about this.

  23. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use a freshly arrived ZTE V987 here in france. It comes with strong 900/2100 wcdma wich is a must have for many carriers.
    Everything works amazingly good on this phone and screen is surprisingly beautiful for this range of price.
    The only drawback is its fragility I think. the phone is clearly not enough rigid imo. It can lead into breaking screen I think.
    For the same price as my friend’s samsungs, I could buy this phone and a tablet, a gamepad, an 8000mAh external battery, lots of cables and accesories. I still have spare money for beers!

    • Yao Lisa
      November 20, 2013

      hah, ZTE U985

    • Tom_Arnall
      November 20, 2013

      fragile? put a rigid jacket on it? i forget the name for them. i’ve been in Ensenada Baja Cal for two years. forgetting my english.

    • Guest
      November 20, 2013

      Same phone here in Finland, it was chosen based on the frequency bands, screen and battery size. So far I’ve been really satisfied with the phone. Negative thing is that it does feel fragile after my old Nokia N8.

  24. November 20, 2013

    Hi from Peru. I use an already old Star that I think is a generic name. It is dual sim and limited to 2G, but works with the two carriers here.
    I’d like to buy a zopo but my concern is that I am used to the back key in the left corner. Another option could be to buy an htc one or Samsung note with dual sim support to use in China, apparently the engineers there can change them to include a Multilanguage ROM.

  25. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum
    Very Happy

  26. Amit
    November 20, 2013

    I am from India and currently I am using haier w910. I have used zte v970m and zte blade in the past. It is compartible with all the networks here in India

  27. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2s 16gb <3
    Greeting from Vietnam <3

  28. linda
    November 20, 2013

    i use star u650

    • Guest
      November 27, 2013

      How is this phone? I’m thinking about maybe buying this large screen phone (6.5″ correct?) as a replacement for my Umi X2, which has a cracked screen after I was bumped dropped it on the sidewalk.

      How is the build quality of the u650? Quality of the display? Any lag? Weak GPS reception? Comments would be much appreciated.

  29. Joanna P
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum in Canada. Love the phone, works well with Rogers, but not Bell.

  30. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    ThL w200 in Mexico and I love it!!

  31. Laurentiu
    November 20, 2013

    Greetings from Romania. I use a Umi X1S. Great value for the money spent.

  32. grinskisten
    November 20, 2013

    I use in Germany the Jiayu G3 and wait for Octacore-Phones to buy 🙂

  33. Tom_Arnall
    November 20, 2013

    more fine n5 . usa

    • November 20, 2013

      More fine N5? must be an old one?

      • Tom_Arnall
        November 20, 2013

        dunno. has mtk6589t cpu

  34. Tom_Arnall
    November 20, 2013

    i’ve had it four days. i really love the thing, but jelly bean on it is buggy. e.g., resets setups after reboot. i have to setup swype again, etc.

  35. Simon
    November 20, 2013

    Countries: UK and the Netherlands
    Phone: THL W8S
    Carriers used: O2 (and Giffgaff), T-Mobile in the UK. NL-KPN in the Netherlands.

    Cheers

  36. Francis Woo
    November 20, 2013

    Frank from Singapore. Currently, my traveling companion is the Oppo Find 5. The new ColorOS is pretty good and an improvement over previous ROMs upgrade.
    I have also the Vivo Xplay, iOcean 7 and the Goopad Mini 7 3G plus to play around with.
    Will be getting the Carpad T6S pretty soon to add to my Chinese phone collection!!

  37. mf1gt3r
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Neo N003 advanced, a THL V11 presently and a Zopo zp810 previously in Nigeria, all phones work perfectly well, except the new N003 and its crazy ringtone problem. Network is perfect on all phones and so is gps.

  38. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo C2 Platinum in New Zealand on vodafone, Great I love it.

  39. Vijay
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Samsung Note 2–perfect phone great display- powerful processor well connected and with a 3100 mAh battery which is easily user replaceable.I bought it for 27k ( $ 400 ) Also has the Micro Sd Card slot and all this works for me-because when i go for 2 days hikes i carry a fully charged spare battery with me..Best is Samsung Service in India- available promptly and only 10 Min walk from my home..perfect scenario- why would i want a Chinese phone, because to get After Sales Service of the order of Samsung in India will take a long time for any Chinese manufacturer. At present all Chinese phones in India have only spotty A.S.S.

  40. ludo
    November 20, 2013

    ThL W200, Italy, Three network. Great phone, probably the best price/performance ratio available.

  41. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Me: Cubot GT99
    My mom: HiSiKi G2
    My brother: Huawei Ascend G615

    Country: The Netherlands

  42. faisal butt
    November 20, 2013

    From Pakistan

    Gfive G9 (aka Give Kivu)..167$(18000 PKR)
    using since 6 months..Great Battery life..Good display..performance is not bad either for a MT6589..Runs Asphalt 8 at Medium settings

    • Usman
      November 24, 2013

      If want to buy quality xiaomi phones contact me at
      email : usmanghani_936@hotmail.com
      Mobile: +923216338181

      • faisal butt
        November 24, 2013

        u r from pakistan ?
        which models u hav ?

      • faisal butt
        November 24, 2013

        u r from pakistan ?
        which models u hav ?

  43. Magnus Sandström
    November 20, 2013

    Country: Sweden
    Phone: Xiaomi Mi2S
    This is the best phone I have had so far (and I have had a few). I bought it from ibuygou.com this summer, upgrading from the Mi2, and it arrived in 3 days. It will take a beast of a phone to get me to switch device for a long time. I love the size of the device and the fact that every week there is a new ROM with awesome new features. I highly recommend this phone.

  44. Hellvetta
    November 20, 2013

    Huawei Ascend P1, Russia. Great phone with worst support.

  45. agismaniax
    November 20, 2013

    Gionee GBW192 aka Polytron W8470. Good phone, bad online support.

  46. martins
    November 20, 2013

    JIAYU G3

  47. BigFoot007
    November 20, 2013

    H7500+=Zopo ZP810 in Slovakia. Great phone for that price + great firmware support from Zopo. The camera is better than in C2/ZP980, great battery life

  48. degady64
    November 20, 2013

    Huawei Ascend P6 in Romania. A very good raport quality/price but, till now, weak support

  49. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    UMI X1 in Oz. Works great on Vodaphone GSM network on 2G and 3G. In the beginning, had issue with GPS, but was fixed with a new internal GPS ant installed. Phone is great – my friend got a HTC One was very impress with the display – especially learnig that it cost only half of his!

    • Guest
      November 20, 2013

      My wife uses a Vivo X1, which functions well on the Telstra 3G network. Previously used on the Vodafone network, which runs very poorly where we live.

  50. WeskerRazer
    November 20, 2013

    I use Neo N003 1/4 in Ukraine and it works, but gps is no working at all even after fixes. I had used Zopo zp100, Jiayu G3 and Thl W3+ and Zopo C2.

  51. maor
    November 20, 2013

    Xiaomi mi2s in israel i have the phone 4 days so far so good

  52. The Chosen One
    November 20, 2013

    My wife and I use the Zopo ZP 900 Leader! I opted not to upgrade us to Quad Cores and just go straight to Octa Cores instead.

    We live in the U.S. and we’re using H2O Wireless for our U.S. service and BMobile for our home country service. Home is The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Both SIM’s function flawlessly on the AT&T Network.

    Initially our U.S. Provider was Simple Mobile and they opperated off of the T-Mobile network. We never had any service issues with them we switched only because we’re getting a better deal with an H2O subscription.

    I am not into contracts and paying data fees so thats why i chose the MVNO route! At $60 per month I can do exactly everything that my co-worker does on his $180 per month plan. Except of course my Andriod is an unlocked full version and his is limited to the discreations of his provider.

    I am loyal to any brand and service that serves me best with what i need so i am watching Zopo closely to see what their new device/s would bring to the table of specs and price.

  53. bobrob4066
    November 20, 2013

    Italy, yiayu G4A.not bad GPS posizion, I use only one card H3G works fine.powerfull battery 3000 mA.sometimes if I m in roaming the phone spends 2-3 min to back in H3G network

  54. arsalan
    November 20, 2013

    I use Zopo zp 950 plus in my country Saudi Arabia. Working great. I have ordered also for Neken N6. I love Chinese phones. Much better and cheaper than the so called big names.

  55. Nahúm Pérez Mesa
    November 20, 2013

    MLais MX58 PRO, Belgium, Mobileviking here! 😉

  56. Ray Bel
    November 20, 2013

    Neo N003 Youth for me. Don’t really like the design. But the build quality is great.

  57. Adrian
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo C2 platinum white in Jamaica . Pretty decent with gizchina rom. Need larger battery and ram and brighter flash for the new model.

  58. nizket
    November 20, 2013

    been using neo n003 basic since early october and bought a zte 967s for my wife 3 weeks ago. purchased through ali express (neo – usd210, zte – usd132) and both are working fine, 3G-wise and GPS-wise! gave our old xperias (u and miro) to our kids. digi network, malaysia.

  59. galih permadi
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu g2s, g3s, g4 basic. Nice design, well build, no complaint whatsoever – Indonesia (tried them using indosat, telkomsel, axis with no problem – some place the 3g may drop since they only support wcdma 2100- but not often)

  60. Sasha
    November 20, 2013

    Currently my phone is a Sony Ericsson Aino and a HP Veer. To combine the two sim cards I need a dual sim phone. At the moment i keep an eye on the Xiaomi Hongmi, but it’s pretty hard to find a deal with an affordable price here in Germany.
    I would really like to know what smartphones do our admins and mods actually use.

    ——-> So Andi, Yash & Co. come on, put your cards on the table 🙂

    • November 20, 2013

      The Find 5 and Mi2S for me! Currently in a fix as to which one gets to be my daily driver!

      • November 20, 2013

        I still fancy a Find 5

      • Rohit
        November 25, 2013

        Hey yash… if u dont mind…would like to talk to u…

        My mail id : saint.rohit21@gmail.com

    • November 20, 2013

      Xiaomi Mi2, JiaYu G5, secret device 😉 and soon an Oppo N1 all on China Unicom : D

      • Usman
        November 24, 2013

        found Mi2 one of the best phone ever, all the best hardware in small handy phone, btw what is this secret device?

  61. deuteriu
    November 20, 2013

    Grettings from Romania, daily use Xiaomi Mi2s and Mi1s since january this year, Jiayu G2s, Haier W910( for outdoor activities).So far i like the Xiaomi design, i think is the best smartphone in 4.3″ form factor, good camera, long lasting battery( wlan, gps, edge always on), out of the box fast and stable, no need for custom rom, OTA updates.

    Cheers,

  62. Usman
    November 20, 2013

    From Pakistan, I use Xiaomi Mi3 16 gb…..that works fine on the gsm in my country, as we have no 3g here in Pakistan…

    • November 20, 2013

      Nice Phone!

      • Usman
        November 24, 2013

        Thanks for the complement, you also have nice collection

    • Qari Bukhsh
      November 20, 2013

      pakistan zindabad!

      • Ahmed
        November 23, 2013

        Zindabad most graciously 🙂

    • Ahmed
      November 23, 2013

      Hey Usman how are you. A nice surprise to see people from pakistan here. I wanted to know hows your experience with xiaomi. Can I have your email/phone?

      • Usman
        November 24, 2013

        Hi Ahmad….
        You can freely contact me at
        email : usmanghani_936@hotmail.com
        Mobile: +923216338181
        I also sell xiaomi, jiayu and other phones in Pakistan

  63. November 20, 2013

    Using the Find 5 and Xiaomi Mi2S, would love to lay my hands on the Meizu MX3! The Find 5 is something you want, while the Mi2S is what you need. Had an UMi X1 earlier which wasn’t all that impressive.
    Country: India.

    • Ajit Shah
      November 22, 2013

      which xiaomi mi3 will work in india the snapdragon or the other one. have no knowledge but really would like to buy one.
      also is MI3 better than find 5

      • November 22, 2013

        The Snapdragon 800 variant, because it will come with WCDMA support.

        • Ajit Shah
          November 22, 2013

          thanks, but you did not answer MI 3 or Find 5

          • November 24, 2013

            Mi3 comes with a more powerful processor, so Mi3.

            • Ajit Shah
              November 25, 2013

              thanks so mi3 it will be

            • Ajit Shah
              January 8, 2014

              hi yash, first of all thanks for all the help. does the oppo find 5 have FM radio

            • Ajit Shah
              January 8, 2014

              also is the INEW V3 a good mid range phone

            • January 8, 2014

              We will be reviewing one shortly

            • Ajit Shah
              January 8, 2014

              hi andi could you also answer whether the oppo find 5 has fm radio. could you also compare it with the jiayu s1 or s2

    • Rahul
      November 23, 2013

      Who has lots money (SETH) he/she can buy Find5/Mi2S in India 😀

    • Rohit
      November 25, 2013

      From where exactly did you buy the oppo and mi2s bro??

      Last i checked on ebay… mi2s was way too expensive…

      I too am looking to buy a phone… but am confused…

  64. Frustrated in the US of A
    November 20, 2013

    None! Unfortunately, due to the US’ bullheadedness, to do everything different than the rest of the world, over and over again, the current Chinese phones with their very limited 3G, and almost non-existing LTE band support, are pretty much useless in the US with their screwed up spectrum use and running 2 incompatible standards in parallel: Sprint and Verizon (CDMA) vs. AT&T and T-mobile (GSM, W-CDMA).

    If one doesn’t want to be stuck with 2G GSM-only and EDGE, then there isn’t much joy with with those phones with 3G, let alone LTE here at all.

    So no, until those Chinese phones also support at least 5-band radio units, so that the odd North-American bands used by AT&T and T-mobile are covered as well, GSM alone just isn’t cut it anymore

    • Kevin Ngo
      November 20, 2013

      I feel you there. It is annoying that a lot of our frequencies don’t match up with much of the rest of the world. Fortunately I am a very limited data user. I only use EDGE to send the occasional text message through Google Voice. Hopefully future Chinese phones will support our wonky US standards.

    • Connor Grishaw
      January 25, 2015

      Are there any supporting US carriers now? Searching, found the UleFone Be Pro, not sure if it is or not, it seems so.

  65. joe computers
    November 20, 2013

    singapore
    Lenovo A830
    TCL A506

  66. bhendrajana
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE Geek V975 Intel z2580. Country: Indonesia, operator: Telkomsel. Works great only googleplay can’t update & using aptoide instead.

  67. Allanitomwesh
    November 20, 2013

    Find 5 and Huawei U8150 IDEOS.Kenya Safaricom Network,also works fine on Airtel and YU Networks as they are unlocked devices.
    HUAWEI phones are actually locally available,though they do take their sweet time with stocking Safaricom Shops here in Kenya [only available from the carrier]. The models currently available are the Ascend P6,Ascend W1 and Ascend Y210. The Ascend Y300 made a brief appearance,flew off shelves and was never ever restocked.Their OTAs never get here too.
    Pretty much all Chinese WCDMA phones work here,with lots of rebadges like Techno,iTel,Q7 Mobile,etc but they are all shitty basement level tech out to make a quick buck,except for Techno as of late,seem to have changed OEM to something more decent. Even Safaricom is stocking them now.
    The Find 5 or Xiaomi devices is the kind of phone you just wish was locally available. If you want a premium device it is either a Samsung,LG or a Sony,then either a Lumia or a grossly marked up iPhone.People are wondering how Samsung make all that money,just come here and see. They have almost no competition at any pricerange,everyone is walking around with a Sammy.Before that everyone had a Nokia,and back then they were rich. If any Chinese manufacturer can do what Huawei and ZTE have failed to do [ZTE make Orange network branded phones,but the local ones are shittier than the France ones] and just be here on day one with awesome tech with an awesome value for money,no matter the price,just a good deal,Kenyans will buy it. Bring us a year old phone with last years flagship pricetag,and it’ll eat dust on shelves. Ask Nokia,they know.

    • Allanitomwesh
      November 25, 2013

      The Y300 has made a return,it is back in stock again. Hopefully we’ll also see the Honor 3,as they totally skipped us with the Honor 2.

  68. Xesco1983
    November 20, 2013

    Spain, Amoi n828 (miui v5 rom), amena and happymovil (BOTH ORANGE)

  69. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I really like chinese phones but i am scared about genuine imei because i want use in India.

    • Guest
      November 20, 2013

      If you buy a phone of well known companies, like Huawei, Zopo, ThL, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, etc., I think you won’t have troubles about this.

  70. Fejk Akaunt
    November 20, 2013

    Alcatel(TCL) idol x single sim. It is priced around 300eur in my country. It is the best phone in this price range i could get.

  71. kiswum
    November 20, 2013

    Using Xiaomi Mi2, tested/testing:Xiaomi Hongmi TD, Hongmi W

    Last year I searched for a High End small form factor device <125mm and the price should be lower than 500 euro.
    At the end I could choose between the Oppo Finder XT907 and the Xiaomi Mi2.
    I choose for the "new brand" Xiaomi with a quad-core cpu. It was difficult to get one, but I purchased one through a Dutch guy who works in China.

    I'm using my Mi2 more than 10 months in The Netherlands I have tested it on the T-mobile and Vodafone network without any problems.
    XIaomi Hongmi TD: Internet not available for Vodafone, but 2G works on T-mobile network
    XIaomi Hongmi W: Full 3G/UMTS works on T-mobile and Vodafone sim. Internet works on both simcards (even in the GSM slot).

    I really hope Xiaomi will bring out another small High End phone, because the Mi3 is way to big and it has many competitors (like the new ZTE Nubia Z5s).
    If I wanted to buy a new phone right now, then it would be the 4,3" Sony Xperia Z1f/Z1s.

  72. ReinoldFZ .
    November 20, 2013

    Hi from Peru. I use an already old Star that I think is a generic name. It is dual sim and limited to 2G, but works with the two carriers here.
    I’d like to buy a zopo but my concern is that I am used to the back key in the left corner. Another option could be to buy an htc one or Samsung note with dual sim support to use in China, apparently the engineers there can change them to include a Multilanguage ROM.

  73. Forastero
    November 20, 2013

    Faea F2s in UK with O2. It is a lightening with the new updated rom. Very happy customer.

    • November 20, 2013

      The update make it more stable? I like the F2s but found it buggy in use

  74. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I am from India and currently I am using haier w910. I have used zte v970m and zte blade in the past. It is compartible with all the networks here in India

  75. ruvimbo
    November 20, 2013

    Had a Newman N2.
    It had top notch specs for the time I bought it. Had some software issues at the start and hardware issue of an overheated corner of the display, looked a bit different than the rest. Also two to three restarts in a week. Battery lasted very long though and it ran smooth as f. But because of the problems listed above, I cant recommend it.
    O2 for Germany worked fine.

    • November 20, 2013

      Newman came out of the blocks strong, shame they have faded away

  76. Gizfreak
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Jiayu G3 in the Netherlands in combination with a Hollands Nieuwe (Vodafone) Sim only for over a year now without any problem.

  77. Inlife
    November 20, 2013

    Greting from France

    Using a Jiayu G3 sylver Nice design and good gps if you change antenna
    the bad of most chineese phone: don’t support 900 and 2100 Wdcma

    Waiting for octa-core with 900/2100 wdcma

  78. zubby
    November 20, 2013

    hi
    HDC galaxy s4 in uk 3 network

    rooted /people cant tell the difference

    CANT wait for more octacore phones to come out from some good chinesse makes like jiayu / hdc / zte / xiaomi / TCL/ newman/ etc

    thx

  79. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Greetings from Romania. I use a Umi X1S. Great value for the money spent.

  80. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use in Germany the Jiayu G3 and wait for Octacore-Phones to buy 🙂

  81. Tom_Arnall
    November 20, 2013

    more fine n5 . usa

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      More fine N5? must be an old one?

    • Tom_Arnall
      November 20, 2013

      dunno. has mtk6589t cpu

  82. Awakoo
    November 20, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia.
    Currently I’m using Xiaomi Mi2s (MIUI V5), TCL Idol X (LeWa OS) and Oppo R819 (Stock ROM with MiHome Launcer).
    I’m very happy using Chinese Phone. Especially Xiaomi.
    After buy and using Mi2s for awhile (Xiaomi Mi2s is my first Chinese phone).. I decided to sell my Samsung S4 and HTC One and replaced them with other chinese phone (TCL and Oppo).

    • November 20, 2013

      Nice collection! The R819 is one phone I have yet to try, camera looks great!

  83. Tom_Arnall
    November 20, 2013

    i’ve had it four days. i really love the thing, but jelly bean on it is buggy. e.g., resets setups after reboot. i have to setup swype again, etc.

  84. kire
    November 20, 2013

    I use Star x920 and I’m very happy with the phone.
    Country: Macedonia.

  85. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Countries: UK and the Netherlands
    Phone: THL W8S
    Carriers used: O2 (and Giffgaff), T-Mobile in the UK. NL-KPN in the Netherlands.

    Cheers

  86. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Frank from Singapore. Currently, my traveling companion is the Oppo Find 5. The new ColorOS is pretty good and an improvement over previous ROMs upgrade.
    I have also the Vivo Xplay, iOcean 7 and the Goopad Mini 7 3G plus to play around with.
    Will be getting the Carpad T6S pretty soon to add to my Chinese phone collection!!

  87. mf1gt3r
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Neo N003 advanced, a THL V11 presently and a Zopo zp810 previously in Nigeria, all phones work perfectly well, except the new N003 and its crazy ringtone problem. Network is perfect on all phones and so is gps.

  88. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Samsung Note 2–perfect phone great display- powerful processor well connected and with a 3100 mAh battery which is easily user replaceable.I bought it for 27k ( $ 400 ) Also has the Micro Sd Card slot and all this works for me-because when i go for 2 days hikes i carry a fully charged spare battery with me..Best is Samsung Service in India- available promptly and only 10 Min walk from my home..perfect scenario- why would i want a Chinese phone, because to get After Sales Service of the order of Samsung in India will take a long time for any Chinese manufacturer. At present all Chinese phones in India have only spotty A.S.S.

  89. ludo
    November 20, 2013

    ThL W200, Italy, Three network. Great phone, probably the best price/performance ratio available.

  90. faisal butt
    November 20, 2013

    From Pakistan

    Gfive G9 (aka Give Kivu)..167$(18000 PKR)
    using since 6 months..Great Battery life..Good display..performance is not bad either for a MT6589..Runs Asphalt 8 at Medium settings

    • Usman
      November 24, 2013

      If want to buy quality xiaomi phones contact me at
      email : usmanghani_936@hotmail.com
      Mobile: +923216338181

    • faisal butt
      November 24, 2013

      u r from pakistan ?
      which models u hav ?

    • faisal butt
      November 24, 2013

      u r from pakistan ?
      which models u hav ?

  91. Airyl
    November 20, 2013

    ThL W11, Vivo Xplay and Zopo ZP990. Greetings from Malaysia!

    • November 20, 2013

      Oooo Xplay nice phone! as are the Zopo and THL

    • November 20, 2013

      That’s a lot of smartphone! Greetings!

  92. squalor
    November 20, 2013

    Lenovo A830

    Country: Greece

    It is a value for money phone, I bought it 4 months ago for about 160$. Great Lenovo quality with quadcore processor and excellent battery life. I also like the feature that the FM Radio works without the headphones. Had no problems whatsoever. If I would buy a phone now though, I would choose the Lenovo S650.

  93. Magnus Sandström
    November 20, 2013

    Country: Sweden
    Phone: Xiaomi Mi2S
    This is the best phone I have had so far (and I have had a few). I bought it from

  94. Magnus Sandström
    November 20, 2013

    this summer, upgrading from the Mi2, and it arrived in 3 days. It will take a beast of a phone to get me to switch device for a long time. I love the size of the device and the fact that every week there is a new ROM with awesome new features. I highly recommend this phone.

  95. junior_poa
    November 20, 2013

    Brazil: Xiaocai X9
    Great build quality, all functions work very fine!

  96. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Huawei Ascend P1, Russia. Great phone with worst support.

  97. agismaniax
    November 20, 2013

    Gionee GBW192 aka Polytron W8470. Good phone, bad online support.

  98. martins
    November 20, 2013

    JIAYU G3

  99. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    H7500+=Zopo ZP810 in Slovakia. Great phone for that price + great firmware support from Zopo. The camera is better than in C2/ZP980, great battery life

  100. degady64
    November 20, 2013

    Huawei Ascend P6 in Romania. A very good raport quality/price but, till now, weak support

  101. Aeonia
    November 20, 2013

    Me: CUBOT gt99 and

    Brother:Tronsmart TS7

    Country: Kenya..that’s right Kenya..

    looking to purchase an octa-core early next year..

    • November 20, 2013

      Plenty of octa-cores to choose from 🙂 which one are you looking at?

      • Aeonia
        November 20, 2013

        not yet decided..waiting for some heavy performance/gaming/benchmarking reviews..

        preferably 8-core, at least 2gb ram, 1080p,13 mp camera,4.7-5inch gorilla/asahi glass, not cloned and good build quality..among other stuff

    • Allanitomwesh
      November 20, 2013

      Hey man,I was really tempted to pull the trigger on this phone but the build quality seemed off to me back then. How is the Cubot? Compared to techno phantom which is better?

      • Aeonia
        November 20, 2013

        build quality is good…not that great compared to the Jiayu’s(not too far behind) but definitely better than the Techno Phantom +(phantom seems flimsy and bendable)…also its only 4.5 inch,great display, real 13mp and 2 mp,has a bunch of modded stock roms,good support e.t.c…instead of the gt99 id recommend u get the cubot p9 or one..those should match the Jiayu and Zopo..e.t.c

        • Allanitomwesh
          November 21, 2013

          At the moment i may just go with an 8 core updated Neo N003,or the Advanced quad core. It is either that or JiaYu G4 Advanced,because even though I like the G5,I don’t like that I have to buy the bigger battery and suffer a hideous backplate.There’s no hurry to get one though,as I’m also waiting to see the Find 7 so I have till around January to decide. Mostly just need a dual sim to go with a snapdragon powerhouse when I upgrade.

  102. WeskerRazer
    November 20, 2013

    I use Neo N003 1/4 in Ukraine and it works, but gps is no working at all even after fixes. I had used Zopo zp100, Jiayu G3 and Thl W3+ and Zopo C2.

  103. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Xiaomi mi2s in israel i have the phone 4 days so far so good

  104. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Italy, yiayu G4A.not bad GPS posizion, I use only one card H3G works fine.powerfull battery 3000 mA.sometimes if I m in roaming the phone spends 2-3 min to back in H3G network

  105. Finn
    November 20, 2013

    OPPO Find 5 with a sim-only plan. Saves me around €20 a month on a 2/3 year contract. I choose the Find 5 for both the specs and the design. I guess the next phone i’ll buy should support 4G but for now I’m perfectly happy with my Find 5.

    Tested and working on: KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile NL and Three UK when you enter the internet APN.

  106. Ray Bel
    November 20, 2013

    Neo N003 Youth for me. Don’t really like the design. But the build quality is great.

  107. Perry
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G4T, standard vesion. Just perfect smartphone, IMO.
    Country: Ukraine.

  108. Sasha
    November 20, 2013

    Currently my phone is a Sony Ericsson Aino and a HP Veer. To combine the two sim cards I need a dual sim phone. At the moment i keep an eye on the Xiaomi Hongmi, but it’s pretty hard to find a deal with an affordable price here in Germany.
    I would really like to know what smartphones do our admins and mods actually use.

    ——-> So Andi, Yash & Co. come on, put your cards on the table 🙂

    • Yash Garg
      November 20, 2013

      The Find 5 and Mi2S for me! Currently in a fix as to which one gets to be my daily driver!

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Xiaomi Mi2, JiaYu G5, secret device 😉 and soon an Oppo N1 all on China Unicom : D

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      I still fancy a Find 5

    • Usman
      November 24, 2013

      found Mi2 one of the best phone ever, all the best hardware in small handy phone, btw what is this secret device?

    • Guest
      November 26, 2013

      Hey yash… if u dont mind…would like to talk to u…

      My mail id : saint.rohit21@gmail.com

  109. deuteriu
    November 20, 2013

    Grettings from Romania, daily use Xiaomi Mi2s and Mi1s since january this year, Jiayu G2s, Haier W910( for outdoor activities).So far i like the Xiaomi design, i think is the best smartphone in 4.3″ form factor, good camera, long lasting battery( wlan, gps, edge always on), out of the box fast and stable, no need for custom rom, OTA updates.

    Cheers,

    • Yash Garg
      November 20, 2013

      +1

  110. Usman
    November 20, 2013

    From Pakistan, I use Xiaomi Mi3 16 gb…..that works fine on the gsm in my country, as we have no 3g here in Pakistan…

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Nice Phone!

    • Qari Bukhsh
      November 21, 2013

      pakistan zindabad!

    • Ahmed
      November 24, 2013

      Hey Usman how are you. A nice surprise to see people from pakistan here. I wanted to know hows your experience with xiaomi. Can I have your email/phone?

    • Ahmed
      November 24, 2013

      Zindabad most graciously 🙂

    • Usman
      November 24, 2013

      Hi Ahmad….
      You can freely contact me at
      email : usmanghani_936@hotmail.com
      Mobile: +923216338181
      I also sell xiaomi, jiayu and other phones in Pakistan

    • Usman
      November 24, 2013

      Thanks for the complement, you also have nice collection

  111. G.Shumway
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE V975 in Ireland, great phone for a great price. Everything works no problem and a battery life isn’t bad for 5inch screen, it will get you through whole day. Waiting for carpad T5 octa 😉

  112. Yash Garg
    November 20, 2013

    Using the Find 5 and Xiaomi Mi2S, would love to lay my hands on the Meizu MX3! The Find 5 is something you want, while the Mi2S is what you need. Had an UMi X1 earlier which wasn’t all that impressive.
    Country: India.

    • Ajit Shah
      November 22, 2013

      which xiaomi mi3 will work in india the snapdragon or the other one. have no knowledge but really would like to buy one.
      also is MI3 better than find 5

    • Yash Garg
      November 22, 2013

      The Snapdragon 800 variant, because it will come with WCDMA support.

    • Ajit Shah
      November 22, 2013

      thanks, but you did not answer MI 3 or Find 5

    • Guest
      November 23, 2013

      Who has lots money (SETH) he/she can buy Find5/Mi2S in India 😀

    • Yash Garg
      November 24, 2013

      Mi3 comes with a more powerful processor, so Mi3.

    • Ajit Shah
      November 25, 2013

      thanks so mi3 it will be

    • Guest
      November 26, 2013

      From where exactly did you buy the oppo and mi2s bro??

      Last i checked on ebay… mi2s was way too expensive…

      I too am looking to buy a phone… but am confused…

    • Ajit Shah
      January 8, 2014

      hi yash, first of all thanks for all the help. does the oppo find 5 have FM radio

    • Ajit Shah
      January 8, 2014

      also is the INEW V3 a good mid range phone

    • Andi Sykes
      January 8, 2014

      We will be reviewing one shortly

    • Ajit Shah
      January 8, 2014

      hi andi could you also answer whether the oppo find 5 has fm radio. could you also compare it with the jiayu s1 or s2

  113. guest
    November 20, 2013

    Cube u55gt
    Good giant phone with the loudest speaker of any Chinese phone, but need to improve the camera
    country: Brunei

  114. GS88
    November 20, 2013

    I’m using that 4.3″ 720p phone with the MT6589T and at least 1GB RAM.

    Oh.. it doesn’t excist you say? :’)

  115. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    None! Unfortunately, due to the US’ bullheadedness, to do everything different than the rest of the world, over and over again, the current Chinese phones with their very limited 3G, and almost non-existing LTE band support, are pretty much useless in the US with their screwed up spectrum use and running 2 incompatible standards in parallel: Sprint and Verizon (CDMA) vs. AT&T and T-mobile (GSM, W-CDMA).

    If one doesn’t want to be stuck with 2G GSM-only and EDGE, then there isn’t much joy with with those phones with 3G, let alone LTE here at all.

    So no, until those Chinese phones also support at least 5-band radio units, so that the odd North-American bands used by AT&T and T-mobile are covered as well, GSM alone just isn’t cut it anymore

    • Kevin Ngo
      November 20, 2013

      I feel you there. It is annoying that a lot of our frequencies don’t match up with much of the rest of the world. Fortunately I am a very limited data user. I only use EDGE to send the occasional text message through Google Voice. Hopefully future Chinese phones will support our wonky US standards.

    • Connor Grishaw
      January 25, 2015

      Are there any supporting US carriers now? Searching, found the UleFone Be Pro, not sure if it is or not, it seems so.

  116. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    singapore
    Lenovo A830
    TCL A506

  117. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE Geek V975 Intel z2580. Country: Indonesia, operator: Telkomsel. Works great only googleplay can’t update & using aptoide instead.

  118. Allanitomwesh
    November 20, 2013

    Find 5 and Huawei U8150 IDEOS.Kenya Safaricom Network,also works fine on Airtel and YU Networks as they are unlocked devices.
    HUAWEI phones are actually locally available,though they do take their sweet time with stocking Safaricom Shops here in Kenya [only available from the carrier]. The models currently available are the Ascend P6,Ascend W1 and Ascend Y210. The Ascend Y300 made a brief appearance,flew off shelves and was never ever restocked.Their OTAs never get here too.
    Pretty much all Chinese WCDMA phones work here,with lots of rebadges like Techno,iTel,Q7 Mobile,etc but they are all shitty basement level tech out to make a quick buck,except for Techno as of late,seem to have changed OEM to something more decent. Even Safaricom is stocking them now.
    The Find 5 or Xiaomi devices is the kind of phone you just wish was locally available. If you want a premium device it is either a Samsung,LG or a Sony,then either a Lumia or a grossly marked up iPhone.People are wondering how Samsung make all that money,just come here and see. They have almost no competition at any pricerange,everyone is walking around with a Sammy.Before that everyone had a Nokia,and back then they were rich. If any Chinese manufacturer can do what Huawei and ZTE have failed to do [ZTE make Orange network branded phones,but the local ones are shittier than the France ones] and just be here on day one with awesome tech with an awesome value for money,no matter the price,just a good deal,Kenyans will buy it. Bring us a year old phone with last years flagship pricetag,and it’ll eat dust on shelves. Ask Nokia,they know.

    • Allanitomwesh
      November 25, 2013

      The Y300 has made a return,it is back in stock again. Hopefully we’ll also see the Honor 3,as they totally skipped us with the Honor 2.

  119. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Spain, Amoi n828 (miui v5 rom), amena and happymovil (BOTH ORANGE)

  120. Fejk Akaunt
    November 20, 2013

    Alcatel(TCL) idol x single sim. It is priced around 300eur in my country. It is the best phone in this price range i could get.

  121. kiswum
    November 20, 2013

    Using Xiaomi Mi2, tested/testing:Xiaomi Hongmi TD, Hongmi W

    Last year I searched for a High End small form factor device <125mm and the price should be lower than 500 euro.
    At the end I could choose between the Oppo Finder XT907 and the Xiaomi Mi2.
    I choose for the "new brand" Xiaomi with a quad-core cpu. It was difficult to get one, but I purchased one through a Dutch guy who works in China.

    I'm using my Mi2 more than 10 months in The Netherlands I have tested it on the T-mobile and Vodafone network without any problems.
    XIaomi Hongmi TD: Internet not available for Vodafone, but 2G works on T-mobile network
    XIaomi Hongmi W: Full 3G/UMTS works on T-mobile and Vodafone sim. Internet works on both simcards (even in the GSM slot).

    I really hope Xiaomi will bring out another small High End phone, because the Mi3 is way to big and it has many competitors (like the new ZTE Nubia Z5s).
    If I wanted to buy a new phone right now, then it would be the 4,3" Sony Xperia Z1f/Z1s.

  122. Flyan
    November 20, 2013

    I live in Germany and got my phone during vacation in China. Conveniently my Samsung stopped working the day we arrived.

    Coolpad 7295+

    -very attractive price
    -overwhelming specs in price range
    -reliable

    Now I’m a China phone addict too.

  123. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Faea F2s in UK with O2. It is a lightening with the new updated rom. Very happy customer.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      The update make it more stable? I like the F2s but found it buggy in use

  124. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Had a Newman N2.
    It had top notch specs for the time I bought it. Had some software issues at the start and hardware issue of an overheated corner of the display, looked a bit different than the rest. Also two to three restarts in a week. Battery lasted very long though and it ran smooth as f. But because of the problems listed above, I cant recommend it.
    O2 for Germany worked fine.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Newman came out of the blocks strong, shame they have faded away

  125. Gizfreak
    November 20, 2013

    I use a Jiayu G3 in the Netherlands in combination with a Hollands Nieuwe (Vodafone) Sim only for over a year now without any problem.

  126. Inlife
    November 20, 2013

    Greting from France

    Using a Jiayu G3 sylver Nice design and good gps if you change antenna
    the bad of most chineese phone: don’t support 900 and 2100 Wdcma

    Waiting for octa-core with 900/2100 wdcma

  127. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    hi
    HDC galaxy s4 in uk 3 network

    rooted /people cant tell the difference

    CANT wait for more octacore phones to come out from some good chinesse makes like jiayu / hdc / zte / xiaomi / TCL/ newman/ etc

    thx

  128. Awakoo
    November 20, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia.
    Currently I’m using Xiaomi Mi2s (MIUI V5), TCL Idol X (LeWa OS) and Oppo R819 (Stock ROM with MiHome Launcer).
    I’m very happy using Chinese Phone. Especially Xiaomi.
    After buy and using Mi2s for awhile (Xiaomi Mi2s is my first Chinese phone).. I decided to sell my Samsung S4 and HTC One and replaced them with other chinese phone (TCL and Oppo).

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Nice collection! The R819 is one phone I have yet to try, camera looks great!

  129. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use Star x920 and I’m very happy with the phone.
    Country: Macedonia.

  130. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    ThL W11, Vivo Xplay and Zopo ZP990. Greetings from Malaysia!

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Oooo Xplay nice phone! as are the Zopo and THL

    • Yash Garg
      November 20, 2013

      That’s a lot of smartphone! Greetings!

  131. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Lenovo A830

    Country: Greece

    It is a value for money phone, I bought it 4 months ago for about 160$. Great Lenovo quality with quadcore processor and excellent battery life. I also like the feature that the FM Radio works without the headphones. Had no problems whatsoever. If I would buy a phone now though, I would choose the Lenovo S650.

  132. Skanda
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo ZP980 in india!

  133. junior_poa
    November 20, 2013

    Brazil: Xiaocai X9
    Great build quality, all functions work very fine!

  134. Twister12
    November 20, 2013

    Xiaomi MI2 purchased last year, Zopo 990 latest just a month ago. Main phone is still Xiaomi. Beats Zopo by a mile.
    Country – UAE

  135. Bern
    November 20, 2013

    Star N7189 WCDMA 2100 works fine on O2 in the UK (even without the 900mhz band)
    6 months use has been very reliable. Android 4.2 even the Miracast works!!

    Have just bought 2 Xiaomi M2S (£70 each) and No.1 N3 (£113) for family for Christmas.

    • Ahmed
      November 23, 2013

      Xiaomi m2s for just 70 pounds? Are you serious!!

    • MacManas
      November 26, 2013

      Where did you get those? 🙂

    • Chandan
      November 26, 2013

      from where. please do share location of purchasing.

  136. Boni M.
    November 20, 2013

    Me: CUBOT gt99 and

    Brother:Tronsmart TS7

    Country: Kenya..that’s right Kenya..

    looking to purchase an octa-core early next year..

    • Andi Sykes
      November 20, 2013

      Plenty of octa-cores to choose from 🙂 which one are you looking at?

    • Allanitomwesh
      November 20, 2013

      Hey man,I was really tempted to pull the trigger on this phone but the build quality seemed off to me back then. How is the Cubot? Compared to techno phantom which is better?

    • Boni M.
      November 20, 2013

      build quality is good…not that great compared to the Jiayu’s(not too far behind) but definitely better than the Techno Phantom +(phantom seems flimsy and bendable)…also its only 4.5 inch,great display, real 13mp and 2 mp,has a bunch of modded stock roms,good support e.t.c…instead of the gt99 id recommend u get the cubot p9 or one..those should match the Jiayu and Zopo..e.t.c

    • Boni M.
      November 20, 2013

      not yet decided..waiting for some heavy performance/gaming/benchmarking reviews..

      preferably 8-core, at least 2gb ram, 1080p,13 mp camera,4.7-5inch gorilla/asahi glass, not cloned and good build quality..among other stuff

    • Allanitomwesh
      November 21, 2013

      At the moment i may just go with an 8 core updated Neo N003,or the Advanced quad core. It is either that or JiaYu G4 Advanced,because even though I like the G5,I don’t like that I have to buy the bigger battery and suffer a hideous backplate.There’s no hurry to get one though,as I’m also waiting to see the Find 7 so I have till around January to decide. Mostly just need a dual sim to go with a snapdragon powerhouse when I upgrade.

  137. frequent
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G4 – 1gb ram/ 4 gb rom – 3000mAh battery _ Greece

    Working great, i tried 3 different roms, 2 officials and one custom, the s4ui (currently using). 2 sims, one Vodafone, one Cosmote.

    Had some problems with 3g enabling,on 1st official rom (august), i had ony 3g on sim2,

    on october official rom, i had on both, now on s4ui i have on sim1 (!!!) – anyway thats how it suits me also. The GPS is totally crap, no fix made it useful, but for 165 euros, the G4 is a great smartphone, fast, fantastic screen, great build quality, good sound, i ve already recommended it to friends

  138. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    OPPO Find 5 with a sim-only plan. Saves me around €20 a month on a 2/3 year contract. I choose the Find 5 for both the specs and the design. I guess the next phone i’ll buy should support 4G but for now I’m perfectly happy with my Find 5.

    Tested and working on: KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile NL and Three UK when you enter the internet APN.

  139. trigram
    November 20, 2013

    Country: UK
    Carrier: O2, Virgin
    Phone: Xiaomi Mi2s
    Length: 3 months
    Comment: Fantastic phone. Many of my colleagues are very impressed (and jealous!)

  140. toioioio
    November 20, 2013

    what im looking forward to,is lenovo’s vibe Z.
    I cant say i really trust mediatek,after all these 3g and gps problems,i faced with my jiayu g3s,Greece here.

  141. brady56
    November 20, 2013

    i can only say what if there is no bottom line for Shameless of orientdeal..com,always take other brand phone and make for its own site name that make customers can’t find the same brand with a cheap price.

  142. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G4T, standard vesion. Just perfect smartphone, IMO.
    Country: Ukraine.

  143. G.Shumway
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE V975 in Ireland, great phone for a great price. Everything works no problem and a battery life isn’t bad for 5inch screen, it will get you through whole day. Waiting for carpad T5 octa 😉

  144. Célio Moram
    November 20, 2013

    country: Brazil

    zopo c2:very good phone, but the touch screen broke in my pocket, $ 97 a new screen … I paid $ 240 on it … was less than 1 month using the phone …. my experience was bad … I do not know if worth buying touch screen ….

    freelander:I paid $ 130, the tablet has 16,600 potos AnTuTu, but it is warm, and the battery lasts very little = / …

    as yet have not been happy with my purchase choices

  145. Ian Lowcock
    November 20, 2013

    u.k. Jiayu G4A -with EE £8month SIM only -used for 3 months – no problems.Modified GPS gives quicker uptake.Nice to see other equivalent phones at 3-4 times the price!

  146. guest
    November 20, 2013

    Cube u55gt
    Good giant phone with the loudest speaker of any Chinese phone, but need to improve the camera
    country: Brunei

  147. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I’m using that 4.3″ 720p phone with the MT6589T and at least 1GB RAM.

    Oh.. it doesn’t excist you say? :’)

  148. Kevin Ngo
    November 20, 2013

    I’m from Chicago in the United States. In the US it is quite expensive to buy a smartphone unlocked. It is also extremely expensive to sign up for a contract from one of the major carriers. I bought my Thl Monkey King so that I would have a really nice phone but still be able to use affordable service. I use Lycamobile in the US which uses T-Mobile’s towers. Unfortunately I am unable to get either 3G or 4G over here. I can only get 2G mobile internet. It doesn’t bother me too much because I mostly only use data to send messages through google voice or hangouts. I do hope that future chinese phones might support all of the 3G and 4G bands in the US though.

  149. Георги Ангелов
    November 20, 2013

    My phone is MySaga M2. The phone is great – wow display, thin, light weight, easy to use, well made. Phone call sound is OK – clean and strong. Works well in networks of Bulgarian GSM operators (Mtel & Vivacom), stable HSDPA connection. GPS positioning is fast and exactly. Both cameras shoot nice pictures.

  150. billybloggs
    November 20, 2013

    Faea F1 not the fastest, but does the job well, and works with a Voda in Sim 1 And a giff gaff in Sim 2, or vice versa, battery seems to last the day also.

    Will be looking at an Octacore next year.

  151. Flyan
    November 20, 2013

    I live in Germany and got my phone during vacation in China. Conveniently my Samsung stopped working the day we arrived.

    Coolpad 7295+

    -very attractive price
    -overwhelming specs in price range
    -reliable

    Now I’m a China phone addict too.

  152. Tibor Kovács
    November 20, 2013

    Country: Hungary
    Phone: Orient Butterfly
    Length: 6 months
    Comment: I’m pretty satisfied with this stuff. Somtimes it has screen turnon delays. ut I just experienced it about 4-5 times so far.

  153. ASM
    November 20, 2013

    Vowney V5 in USA on 850 MHz ATT MVNO (Airvoice). Works perfectly. Still no working compass on the V5 though.

  154. Yasir Ballal
    November 20, 2013

    Mizxu MX2 is my current one and looking to obtain a Mlias N3 once it is octa-core enabled

  155. Yasir Ballal
    November 20, 2013

    Forgot to add I use it in UK and no compatibility issues at all!

  156. jeib
    November 20, 2013

    vivo xplay ^^

  157. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Zopo ZP980 in india!

  158. Twister12
    November 20, 2013

    Xiaomi MI2 purchased last year, Zopo 990 latest just a month ago. Main phone is still Xiaomi. Beats Zopo by a mile.
    Country – UAE

  159. November 20, 2013

    We use Huawei G510 for our 9-to-5 jobs…as per our private stuff we use Meizu MX2 😉

  160. pufferaway
    November 20, 2013

    iNew i6000 in USA . First Android and it’s a great phone! 6.5″ FHD display is remarkable and overall performance is excellent with my later 4.2.1 OS build.
    Thanks for Gizchina, Andi! Best Wishes!!!

  161. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Star N7189 WCDMA 2100 works fine on O2 in the UK (even without the 900mhz band)
    6 months use has been very reliable. Android 4.2 even the Miracast works!!

    Have just bought 2 Xiaomi M2S (£70 each) and No.1 N3 (£113) for family for Christmas.

    • Ahmed
      November 24, 2013

      Xiaomi m2s for just 70 pounds? Are you serious!!

    • MacManas
      November 26, 2013

      Where did you get those? 🙂

    • Chandan
      November 26, 2013

      from where. please do share location of purchasing.

  162. Mateen Munaf
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE geek u988s .. Simply an awesome phone… excellent display, snappy.. Camera is not excellent but not bad either. Loving replaceable battery and memory expansion slot.

  163. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G4 – 1gb ram/ 4 gb rom – 3000mAh battery _ Greece

    Working great, i tried 3 different roms, 2 officials and one custom, the s4ui (currently using). 2 sims, one Vodafone, one Cosmote.

    Had some problems with 3g enabling,on 1st official rom (august), i had ony 3g on sim2,

    on october official rom, i had on both, now on s4ui i have on sim1 (!!!) – anyway thats how it suits me also. The GPS is totally crap, no fix made it useful, but for 165 euros, the G4 is a great smartphone, fast, fantastic screen, great build quality, good sound, i ve already recommended it to friends

  164. dutchgio
    November 20, 2013

    iOcean X7 Youth 1.2Ghz(early adopter)
    I am using only one simcard wich is from T-Mobile, and im living in the Netherlands.

    My thoughts on the upcoming generation:
    Octacore is overpowered as ***.
    “A good quad-core is better than a ‘slow’ octacore.”

    My suggestions for what could be better:
    – open up kernel sources to open the possibillity to make cyanogenmod AOKP, Omni, and compile the latest AOSP Android version on your own
    – improve gps stability: both software as hardware antenna
    – improve GPU instead of add more CPU cores
    – 4G support
    – don’t use 8 A9’s as octacore but 2 A15’s and 2 A9’s quadcore.

    So, im not in for a replacement for my very good iOcean X7 wich is excellent!
    I”ll wait till they atleast added 4G support

    • Timon the Female Meerkat
      November 20, 2013

      I’m interested in buying iOcean x7. Can you tell me something about the quality of the phone, downsides, support, etc?

      • dutchgio
        November 21, 2013

        The build quality is very good, however you better not drop it. The screen might break because its not gorilla glass.
        The downsides would be the gps, wich is a major problem for (almost) all mediatek phones. Wifi could be slightly better maybe, but in my opinion it is good enough.
        Support is pretty well, official updates are spread out via the official forum.
        Their are enough custom roms available on Needrom, but the best are on XDA. I used to develop a custom rom for the iOcean too, but im now cooperating with another developer on XDA to help hij with the rom he builded.
        ‘Because one good rom is better than 2 moderate roms’

  165. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Country: UK
    Carrier: O2, Virgin
    Phone: Xiaomi Mi2s
    Length: 3 months
    Comment: Fantastic phone. Many of my colleagues are very impressed (and jealous!)

  166. toioioio
    November 20, 2013

    what im looking forward to,is lenovo’s vibe Z.
    I cant say i really trust mediatek,after all these 3g and gps problems,i faced with my jiayu g3s,Greece here.

  167. Nick
    November 20, 2013

    I use zopo c2 32gb 2gb ram version
    Runs buttery smooth , all cool with the hardware , everythings compatable here in Armenia.
    I use it on both Orange and Beeline networks
    I also pirchased star s4 , miz , ulefone u650 cubot one thl w7 dual core version , and they all worked great , but I sticked to zopo because of the accessories.cant wait foe the new octa core zopo ))

  168. brady56
    November 20, 2013

    i can only say what if there is no bottom line for Shameless of orientdeal..com,always take other brand phone and make for its own site name that make customers can’t find the same brand with a cheap price.

  169. Célio Moram
    November 20, 2013

    country: Brazil

    zopo c2:very good phone, but the touch screen broke in my pocket, $ 97 a new screen … I paid $ 240 on it … was less than 1 month using the phone …. my experience was bad … I do not know if worth buying touch screen ….

    freelander:I paid $ 130, the tablet has 16,600 potos AnTuTu, but it is warm, and the battery lasts very little = / …

    as yet have not been happy with my purchase choices

  170. Ian Lowcock
    November 20, 2013

    u.k. Jiayu G4A -with EE £8month SIM only -used for 3 months – no problems.Modified GPS gives quicker uptake.Nice to see other equivalent phones at 3-4 times the price!

  171. ioGLNX
    November 20, 2013

    I use Star S4 with 2GB here in Austria and Germany.Despite the few bugs and the GPS not working it is a good phone. I hope MTK will solve the GPS issues on their SoC’s asap.

  172. Vasiliy
    November 20, 2013

    I am using ZOPO zp810 in Moscow in Russia. The most serios problem is absence of 900 mgz frequency of 3g. So I can not get fast 3g connection when my mobile operator is using 900mhz 3g and when other phones have no such problems. Would be interesting to find out if ZOPO would make their new smartphone with full 3g support for European and Russian markets.

  173. Angelo M.
    November 20, 2013

    I use here in Italy the Alcatel One Touch POP C3 and the Vodafone Smart Mini (both of TCL manufacturer). The first with a Vodafone SIM card and the second with a Tre (H3G) one.

  174. Kevin Ngo
    November 20, 2013

    I’m from Chicago in the United States. In the US it is quite expensive to buy a smartphone unlocked. It is also extremely expensive to sign up for a contract from one of the major carriers. I bought my Thl Monkey King so that I would have a really nice phone but still be able to use affordable service. I use Lycamobile in the US which uses T-Mobile’s towers. Unfortunately I am unable to get either 3G or 4G over here. I can only get 2G mobile internet. It doesn’t bother me too much because I mostly only use data to send messages through google voice or hangouts. I do hope that future chinese phones might support all of the 3G and 4G bands in the US though.

  175. Георги Ангелов
    November 20, 2013

    My phone is MySaga M2. The phone is great – wow display, thin, light weight, easy to use, well made. Phone call sound is OK – clean and strong. Works well in networks of Bulgarian GSM operators (Mtel & Vivacom), stable HSDPA connection. GPS positioning is fast and exactly. Both cameras shoot nice pictures.

  176. billybloggs
    November 20, 2013

    Faea F1 not the fastest, but does the job well, and works with a Voda in Sim 1 And a giff gaff in Sim 2, or vice versa, battery seems to last the day also.

    Will be looking at an Octacore next year.

  177. Mihnea Perianu
    November 20, 2013

    Greetings from Romania. Using Jiayu G4 Basic atm.

  178. bozo101
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G3 without any problems here in Liechtentein / Switzerland 😀

  179. Tibor Kovács
    November 20, 2013

    Country: Hungary
    Phone: Orient Butterfly
    Length: 6 months
    Comment: I’m pretty satisfied with this stuff. Somtimes it has screen turnon delays. ut I just experienced it about 4-5 times so far.

  180. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Vowney V5 in USA on 850 MHz ATT MVNO (Airvoice). Works perfectly. Still no working compass on the V5 though.

  181. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Mizxu MX2 is my current one and looking to obtain a Mlias N3 once it is octa-core enabled

  182. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Forgot to add I use it in UK and no compatibility issues at all!

  183. jeib
    November 20, 2013

    vivo xplay ^^

  184. Kayuz6
    November 20, 2013

    xiaomi mi2s… really impressive 😀

  185. Multicorechina.com
    November 20, 2013

    We use Huawei G510 for our 9-to-5 jobs…as per our private stuff we use Meizu MX2 😉

  186. pufferaway
    November 20, 2013

    iNew i6000 in USA . First Android and it’s a great phone! 6.5″ FHD display is remarkable and overall performance is excellent with my later 4.2.1 OS build.
    Thanks for Gizchina, Andi! Best Wishes!!!

  187. Raphalus
    November 20, 2013

    Ireland and Poland. My phone: Oppo R819 no problems nice and smooth

  188. Mateen Munaf
    November 20, 2013

    ZTE geek u988s .. Simply an awesome phone… excellent display, snappy.. Camera is not excellent but not bad either. Loving replaceable battery and memory expansion slot.

  189. vibsftwr
    November 20, 2013

    HDC Note 2 B6000 with Virgin Mobile Canada (Bell Mobile). Great phone. My son (15 yrs old) use it very hard (texting (approx 3500 msg/month), wifi browsing (incl. movies & youtube videos), skype video calls, etc) battery live approx 1-1.5 days.

  190. dutchgio
    November 20, 2013

    iOcean X7 Youth 1.2Ghz(early adopter)
    I am using only one simcard wich is from T-Mobile, and im living in the Netherlands.

    My thoughts on the upcoming generation:
    Octacore is overpowered as ***.
    “A good quad-core is better than a ‘slow’ octacore.”

    My suggestions for what could be better:
    – open up kernel sources to open the possibillity to make cyanogenmod AOKP, Omni, and compile the latest AOSP Android version on your own
    – improve gps stability: both software as hardware antenna
    – improve GPU instead of add more CPU cores
    – 4G support
    – don’t use 8 A9’s as octacore but 2 A15’s and 2 A9’s quadcore.

    So, im not in for a replacement for my very good iOcean X7 wich is excellent!
    I”ll wait till they atleast added 4G support

    • Timon the Female Meerkat
      November 21, 2013

      I’m interested in buying iOcean x7. Can you tell me something about the quality of the phone, downsides, support, etc?

    • dutchgio
      November 21, 2013

      The build quality is very good, however you better not drop it. The screen might break because its not gorilla glass.
      The downsides would be the gps, wich is a major problem for (almost) all mediatek phones. Wifi could be slightly better maybe, but in my opinion it is good enough.
      Support is pretty well, official updates are spread out via the official forum.
      Their are enough custom roms available on Needrom, but the best are on XDA. I used to develop a custom rom for the iOcean too, but im now cooperating with another developer on XDA to help hij with the rom he builded.
      ‘Because one good rom is better than 2 moderate roms’

  191. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use zopo c2 32gb 2gb ram version
    Runs buttery smooth , all cool with the hardware , everythings compatable here in Armenia.
    I use it on both Orange and Beeline networks
    I also pirchased star s4 , miz , ulefone u650 cubot one thl w7 dual core version , and they all worked great , but I sticked to zopo because of the accessories.cant wait foe the new octa core zopo ))

  192. ioGLNX
    November 20, 2013

    I use Star S4 with 2GB here in Austria and Germany.Despite the few bugs and the GPS not working it is a good phone. I hope MTK will solve the GPS issues on their SoC’s asap.

  193. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I am using ZOPO zp810 in Moscow in Russia. The most serios problem is absence of 900 mgz frequency of 3g. So I can not get fast 3g connection when my mobile operator is using 900mhz 3g and when other phones have no such problems. Would be interesting to find out if ZOPO would make their new smartphone with full 3g support for European and Russian markets.

  194. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    I use here in Italy the Alcatel One Touch POP C3 and the Vodafone Smart Mini (both of TCL manufacturer). The first with a Vodafone SIM card and the second with a Tre (H3G) one.

  195. Mihnea Perianu
    November 20, 2013

    Greetings from Romania. Using Jiayu G4 Basic atm.

  196. Jack
    November 20, 2013

    What is the least buggy Chinese phone? I have a Zopo C2 and it is just BUGGY! Any other recommendations?

  197. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Jiayu G3 without any problems here in Liechtentein / Switzerland 😀

  198. Hoàng Vững
    November 20, 2013

    I’ve using xiaomi Mi2 for 7 months now. Don’t want to change to another brand, still waiting for xiaomi mi3 WCDMA

  199. Kayuz6
    November 20, 2013

    xiaomi mi2s… really impressive 😀

  200. Kzd Yang
    November 20, 2013

    mine is Faea F2s and Jiayu G3s,
    these phone make me happy…
    watching film on faea f2s, i look good as my LED tv…
    JIayu G3s, Simple nice design, make everyone stunning look at my phone…
    and they never believe i buy jiayu g3s with ultimate spec less than 300$,
    hahahaha

    so jiayu g3s and faea f2s, is really recommended phone.

  201. Guest
    November 20, 2013

    Ireland and Poland. My phone: Oppo R819 no problems nice and smooth

  202. vibsftwr
    November 20, 2013

    HDC Note 2 B6000 with Virgin Mobile Canada (Bell Mobile). Great phone. My son (15 yrs old) use it very hard (texting (approx 3500 msg/month), wifi browsing (incl. movies & youtube videos), skype video calls, etc) battery live approx 1-1.5 days.

  203. john
    November 21, 2013

    which chinese octa-core phone has strong GPS with Glonass ? and compass sensor ? this is the most important area for improvement.

  204. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    What is the least buggy Chinese phone? I have a Zopo C2 and it is just BUGGY! Any other recommendations?

  205. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    I’ve using xiaomi Mi2 for 7 months now. Don’t want to change to another brand, still waiting for xiaomi mi3 WCDMA

  206. Kzd Yang
    November 21, 2013

    mine is Faea F2s and Jiayu G3s,
    these phone make me happy…
    watching film on faea f2s, i look good as my LED tv…
    JIayu G3s, Simple nice design, make everyone stunning look at my phone…
    and they never believe i buy jiayu g3s with ultimate spec less than 300$,
    hahahaha

    so jiayu g3s and faea f2s, is really recommended phone.

  207. BikeyPikey
    November 21, 2013

    Lenovo K900 as my main phone – beautiful design and blazing fast. Lenovo A660 as my “road” phone for when I am on a motorcycle trip – waterproof and robust. Previously had a no-name Chinese Note copy which my sister is now using. My ultimate Chinese phone would be 5.5″ full HD, metal bodied, dual sim, SD slot and waterproof.

  208. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    which chinese octa-core phone has strong GPS with Glonass ? and compass sensor ? this is the most important area for improvement.

  209. FrAsErTaG
    November 21, 2013

    Meizu MX2 in Australia

    • Hoàng Vững
      November 21, 2013

      Nice phone indeed. Same as xiaomi mi2 😀

  210. BikeyPikey
    November 21, 2013

    Lenovo K900 as my main phone – beautiful design and blazing fast. Lenovo A660 as my “road” phone for when I am on a motorcycle trip – waterproof and robust. Previously had a no-name Chinese Note copy which my sister is now using. My ultimate Chinese phone would be 5.5″ full HD, metal bodied, dual sim, SD slot and waterproof.

  211. Sid
    November 21, 2013

    In India, Jiayu G4 Advanced. A bit worried though as there is absolutely no after sales service support 🙂 but love the phone

  212. firefoxx5
    November 21, 2013

    I am In the Bahamas
    I don’t know anyone else who has bought on their own from the premium brands as yet (Oppo Zopo etc.) but I am becoming someting like a pioneer and turning people onto them.
    In the last couple of months I have gotten alot of people to purchase a couple of brands
    Newman K1, Zopo C2 platinum, Freelander I30, Zopo 990 (which is also use) and I have ordered a Zopo 998 for myself. I am ordering a couple F2s next week along with reorders of the above phones.
    What’s funny is I am not in the phone selling business!! I just can’t shut up about these phones and its getting people interested. (“word of mouth” does work very well here)

  213. alanc
    November 21, 2013

    Lenovo P780. Great battery life. Smooth operation. 3G & Wifi all work very well. GPS work fine too. Big suprise: Very good camera with great camera apps (Lenovo Super Camera)
    I bought it in the same weeks it’s available in Malaysia (and got a good deal too, paying below USD250 for it, contact free) and mostly for it’s 4000mAh battery. Then, I was truly surprised by how good the camera is. 9/10 (only cons is the low availability of internal memory for apps but I got it fixed with a bloatware-free ROM)

    • alanc
      November 21, 2013

      This phone is almost bug free. Using it since August, only need like 1 or 2 reset per month. Not a big deal. Solid build with combination of metal frame & plastic (for the antenna area). Even the battery cover is a piece of metal! USB OTG work with thumbdrive & game controller! The speaker volume is very strong too. For those who owns P780, you can try this ROM (based on the official firmware with most bloatware removed) http://www.pandawillforum.com/showthread.php?22790-Lenovo-P780-clean-ROM-(root-gapps-included)

  214. FrAsErTaG
    November 21, 2013

    Meizu MX2 in Australia

    • Guest
      November 22, 2013

      Nice phone indeed. Same as xiaomi mi2 😀

  215. Lucas
    November 21, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2S 32 GB in Buenos Aires Argentina…Great Phone!

  216. adgufo
    November 21, 2013

    NEO n003- I am very impressed with this phone. USA

  217. kuzmicz
    November 21, 2013

    What: Jiayu G4T Advanced
    Where: Czech republic
    Why: battery, dual sim
    ROM: stock
    Standard sim slot: voice+sms (Vodafone), microsim slot: data only (Telefonica O2)

    2G/3G data:
    I’m using G4 (bought from spemall) for 10 days and I’m quite confused with 3G performance. When driving in car network keeps switching from 3G to 2G etc, even in big city where 3G has good coverage. Sometimes data connection stuck – when turning on or off (or turning on/off 3G) – restart of the phone always helps. I have issues with Skype, after turning on the phone from sleep mode and bringing the Skype to front (it appears in notification area as Online and I can receive messages) I sometimes get message “unable to sign in” – restart helps as well. All of these I believe are ROM issues…

    GPS:
    I think GPS is quite all right. After “fixing” (erasing & downloading agps data), it performs ok. If gps fixes location, I can put the phone in car to tray and even to leather case (=0 view to clear sky) and it still works well… Sometimes fix takes more time (30s-1m)…

    Wifi:
    Wifi is pretty awesome I would say. When I’m approx 50 metres from my flat, which is in third floor (router is about 3 metres from the window), I still have 2-3 “lines” of wifi strength, very cool 🙂

    Overall I’m satisfied so far…

  218. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    In India, Jiayu G4 Advanced. A bit worried though as there is absolutely no after sales service support 🙂 but love the phone

  219. firefoxx5
    November 21, 2013

    I am In the Bahamas
    I don’t know anyone else who has bought on their own from the premium brands as yet (Oppo Zopo etc.) but I am becoming someting like a pioneer and turning people onto them.
    In the last couple of months I have gotten alot of people to purchase a couple of brands
    Newman K1, Zopo C2 platinum, Freelander I30, Zopo 990 (which is also use) and I have ordered a Zopo 998 for myself. I am ordering a couple F2s next week along with reorders of the above phones.
    What’s funny is I am not in the phone selling business!! I just can’t shut up about these phones and its getting people interested. (“word of mouth” does work very well here)

  220. jabu1000
    November 21, 2013

    I’m from Brazil and, currently, I’m using a Jiayu G3 (MKT 6577) that I bought at UREdeal online store in November 2012. It was my first smatphone and android device.

    I have Jiayu G3 and a iPad2. Wifi and 3G works fine in both devices. No difference. I’m using a 4.1.2 ROM by Jiayu.es. Thanks Spain! 🙂

    The Jiayu is a good smartphone but is intended for a Chinese market. Don’t have a oficial support site in english for a ROM upgrade. You always depend on third parties for an upgrade. Custom ROM does not always work well.

    Furthermore, the Brazilian currency depreciated against the dollar, the supervision of the custom house is more aggressive with imported products (more than 60% of import tax.) So buy a Chinese smartphone is becoming less attractive compared to a smartphone with local representation as a Motorola.

    The new chinese smartphones looks amazing but have not decided if I buy one yet.

  221. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Lenovo P780. Great battery life. Smooth operation. 3G & Wifi all work very well. GPS work fine too. Big suprise: Very good camera with great camera apps (Lenovo Super Camera)
    I bought it in the same weeks it’s available in Malaysia (and got a good deal too, paying below USD250 for it, contact free) and mostly for it’s 4000mAh battery. Then, I was truly surprised by how good the camera is. 9/10 (only cons is the low availability of internal memory for apps but I got it fixed with a bloatware-free ROM)

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      This phone is almost bug free. Using it since August, only need like 1 or 2 reset per month. Not a big deal. Solid build with combination of metal frame & plastic (for the antenna area). Even the battery cover is a piece of metal! USB OTG work with thumbdrive & game controller! The speaker volume is very strong too. For those who owns P780, you can try this ROM (based on the official firmware with most bloatware removed)

  222. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2S 32 GB in Buenos Aires Argentina…Great Phone!

  223. Mike
    November 21, 2013

    Happy user of a H7500+ in Colombia

  224. adgufo
    November 21, 2013

    NEO n003- I am very impressed with this phone. USA

  225. kuzmicz
    November 21, 2013

    What: Jiayu G4T Advanced
    Where: Czech republic
    Why: battery, dual sim
    ROM: stock
    Standard sim slot: voice+sms (Vodafone), microsim slot: data only (Telefonica O2)

    2G/3G data:
    I’m using G4 (bought from spemall) for 10 days and I’m quite confused with 3G performance. When driving in car network keeps switching from 3G to 2G etc, even in big city where 3G has good coverage. Sometimes data connection stuck – when turning on or off (or turning on/off 3G) – restart of the phone always helps. I have issues with Skype, after turning on the phone from sleep mode and bringing the Skype to front (it appears in notification area as Online and I can receive messages) I sometimes get message “unable to sign in” – restart helps as well. All of these I believe are ROM issues…

    GPS:
    I think GPS is quite all right. After “fixing” (erasing & downloading agps data), it performs ok. If gps fixes location, I can put the phone in car to tray and even to leather case (=0 view to clear sky) and it still works well… Sometimes fix takes more time (30s-1m)…

    Wifi:
    Wifi is pretty awesome I would say. When I’m approx 50 metres from my flat, which is in third floor (router is about 3 metres from the window), I still have 2-3 “lines” of wifi strength, very cool 🙂

    Overall I’m satisfied so far…

  226. jabu1000
    November 21, 2013

    I’m from Brazil and, currently, I’m using a Jiayu G3 (MKT 6577) that I bought at UREdeal online store in November 2012. It was my first smatphone and android device.

    I have Jiayu G3 and a iPad2. Wifi and 3G works fine in both devices. No difference. I’m using a 4.1.2 ROM by

  227. jabu1000
    November 21, 2013

    Thanks Spain! 🙂

    The Jiayu is a good smartphone but is intended for a Chinese market. Don’t have a oficial support site in english for a ROM upgrade. You always depend on third parties for an upgrade. Custom ROM does not always work well.

    Furthermore, the Brazilian currency depreciated against the dollar, the supervision of the custom house is more aggressive with imported products (more than 60% of import tax.) So buy a Chinese smartphone is becoming less attractive compared to a smartphone with local representation as a Motorola.

    The new chinese smartphones looks amazing but have not decided if I buy one yet.

  228. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Happy user of a H7500+ in Colombia

  229. Peter
    November 22, 2013

    Hi There,

    Im from The Netherlands and I bought the next phones:

    Jiayu G4,
    Jiayu G3s
    Zopo ZP 990 Captain S

  230. bayoewebid
    November 22, 2013

    I’m using Jiayu G3 from march 2013. good looking, comfortable in hand. now custom with miui rom v5.

    No problem with network here, always get good speed for internet. The battery are long lasting 1 day+. 🙂 Now considering Xiaomi hongmi or mi3 for replacement, or maybe waiting for the 8 core wave from jiayu or other chineese manufacturer.

  231. November 22, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia using Oppo Find 5 Midnight 32GB for daily driver. nice on specs, price and shape 😀

  232. Anunnakis
    November 22, 2013

    Norway checking in.
    I recently changed my Jiayu G3 DualCore, to Neo 003, so far, so good, so what 🙂
    I have become addicted to the Chineese teck.market.
    My first was a B63M, then i got Zopo ZP300+.
    The Neo 003 is one ugly SOB, but its a solid build and ill keep it for some months.

  233. umi_fan
    November 22, 2013

    UMI X1 in Poland with local Plus operator which supports UMTS2100, 850 MHz is unsupported which declassifies most phones 🙁

  234. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    Hi There,

    Im from The Netherlands and I bought the next phones:

    Jiayu G4,
    Jiayu G3s
    Zopo ZP 990 Captain S

  235. Andrea Ghirardini
    November 22, 2013

    I’m a Zopo fan. I began with ZP100, then took a ZP500+, ZP950 and now I’ve a C2 last release (2 GB RAM and 32 GB NAND). I use it in Italy and Swiss

  236. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    I’m using Jiayu G3 from march 2013. good looking, comfortable in hand. now custom with miui rom v5.

    No problem with network here, always get good speed for internet. The battery are long lasting 1 day+. 🙂 Now considering Xiaomi hongmi or mi3 for replacement, or maybe waiting for the 8 core wave from jiayu or other chineese manufacturer.

  237. Kintar Panji
    November 22, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia using Oppo Find 5 Midnight 32GB for daily driver. nice on specs, price and shape 😀

  238. Alex
    November 22, 2013

    Hi, i´d like some advice from you guys. I am from venezuela, here we have just three operator companies, which works in 2G: 850, 900. The same in 3G: 850 y 900, and in 4G just one company works in 1800. Which chinesse phone do you recommend to me?, thanks!!

  239. androidisme
    November 22, 2013

    Jiayu G3S Turbo and waiting for the next phone i want,xiaomi hongmi 🙂

  240. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    Norway checking in.
    I recently changed my Jiayu G3 DualCore, to Neo 003, so far, so good, so what 🙂
    I have become addicted to the Chineese teck.market.
    My first was a B63M, then i got Zopo ZP300+.
    The Neo 003 is one ugly SOB, but its a solid build and ill keep it for some months.

  241. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    UMI X1 in Poland with local Plus operator which supports UMTS2100, 850 MHz is unsupported which declassifies most phones 🙁

  242. Andrea Ghirardini
    November 22, 2013

    I’m a Zopo fan. I began with ZP100, then took a ZP500+, ZP950 and now I’ve a C2 last release (2 GB RAM and 32 GB NAND). I use it in Italy and Swiss

  243. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    Hi, i´d like some advice from you guys. I am from venezuela, here we have just three operator companies, which works in 2G: 850, 900. The same in 3G: 850 y 900, and in 4G just one company works in 1800. Which chinesse phone do you recommend to me?, thanks!!

  244. Aldian Andrew
    November 22, 2013

    Jiayu G3S Turbo and waiting for the next phone i want,xiaomi hongmi 🙂

  245. alan masterman
    November 22, 2013

    i have two umi x2’s, one works using 3g on the O2 network in the UK the other is on vodafone in the UK and no data at all, no matter what i try to do. GPS after the fixes has no issues. just GSM phone on vodafone UK:(

    • jj blue
      November 26, 2013

      “GPS after the fixes has no issues. …”
      How did u fix the GPS? Software fix or swapping antenna?

  246. alan masterman
    November 22, 2013

    i have two umi x2’s, one works using 3g on the O2 network in the UK the other is on vodafone in the UK and no data at all, no matter what i try to do. GPS after the fixes has no issues. just GSM phone on vodafone UK:(

    • Guest
      November 27, 2013

      “GPS after the fixes has no issues. …”
      How did u fix the GPS? Software fix or swapping antenna?

  247. RafaM
    November 22, 2013

    Hi, Mexico, a Zopo zp900 branded as Titan MB9500, one sim telcel one sim movistar, I’m really happy with this phone

  248. checkmate
    November 22, 2013

    Poland, 10 months with Xiaomi Mi-2 32GB, great smartphone 😀

  249. Guest
    November 23, 2013

    Hi, Mexico, a Zopo zp900 branded as Titan MB9500, one sim telcel one sim movistar, I’m really happy with this phone

  250. checkmate
    November 23, 2013

    Poland, 10 months with Xiaomi Mi-2 32GB, great smartphone 😀

  251. shakeebahmed
    November 23, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2s 32Gb in Dubai, UAE. Planning to get one Hongmi and MI3(if it comes with LTE)

  252. Kula
    November 23, 2013

    Malaysia, Oppo Find 5 ^^

  253. Oswalcy Vianna
    November 23, 2013

    I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We use Jiayu G3S since August. I think in exchange for Jiayu G5. Take this opportunity to ask: What is the device with the best digital camera worth about $ 250?

  254. Sjoerd
    November 23, 2013

    I Used a ZOPO zp950+ for almost a year in the Netherlands, but sadly enough it keeped working less well. Suddenly shutdowns, buttons that malfunctioned. Since this week I am the owner of an Acer Liquid S1 Duo. Not Chinese but the same pricerange and a very nice phone!

  255. shakeebahmed
    November 23, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2s 32Gb in Dubai, UAE. Planning to get one Hongmi and MI3(if it comes with LTE)

  256. Vladimír Tichý
    November 23, 2013

    Lenovo S920 in Czech republic. Very happy about the phone, fast, nice display, very thin.

  257. Vladimír Tichý
    November 23, 2013

    Lenovo S920 in Czech republic. Great display, fast, very thin phone.

    • Vladimír Tichý
      November 24, 2013

      :O Čech, co čte gizchina a jmenuje se naprosto stejně, jaká je pravděpodobnost? 1:1000000? 😀

  258. Jose
    November 23, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Turbo – Spain – Company Ono Movil, all is perfect

  259. Kula
    November 23, 2013

    Malaysia, Oppo Find 5 ^^

  260. Oswalcy Vianna
    November 23, 2013

    I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We use Jiayu G3S since August. I think in exchange for Jiayu G5. Take this opportunity to ask: What is the device with the best digital camera worth about $ 250?

  261. Guest
    November 23, 2013

    I Used a ZOPO zp950+ for almost a year in the Netherlands, but sadly enough it keeped working less well. Suddenly shutdowns, buttons that malfunctioned. Since this week I am the owner of an Acer Liquid S1 Duo. Not Chinese but the same pricerange and a very nice phone!

  262. November 23, 2013

    Meizu MX2 in Austria – Red Bull carrier – fast as hell!

  263. Peter
    November 23, 2013

    Zopo zp980 32g in Slovakia.

  264. D
    November 23, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advanced in UK with GiffGaff (runs on O2 network). Worked out of the box, great build quality, 2Gb RAM can take everything you throw at it, 3000mah battery means it’s good for 2-3 days, great 720p screen.

  265. Vladimír Tichý
    November 23, 2013

    Lenovo S920 in Czech republic. Very happy about the phone, fast, nice display, very thin.

  266. Vladimír Tichý
    November 23, 2013

    Lenovo S920 in Czech republic. Great display, fast, very thin phone.

    • Guest
      November 24, 2013

      :O Čech, co čte gizchina a jmenuje se naprosto stejně, jaká je pravděpodobnost? 1:1000000? 😀

  267. Jose
    November 23, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Turbo – Spain – Company Ono Movil, all is perfect

  268. Multicorechina.com
    November 23, 2013

    Meizu MX2 in Austria – Red Bull carrier – fast as hell!

  269. Peter
    November 23, 2013

    Zopo zp980 32g in Slovakia.

  270. Guest
    November 23, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advanced in UK with GiffGaff (runs on O2 network). Worked out of the box, great build quality, 2Gb RAM can take everything you throw at it, 3000mah battery means it’s good for 2-3 days, great 720p screen.

  271. Fenix2412
    November 23, 2013

    Phone: Krüger&Matz Move (Polish trademark but imported from china)
    Country: Poland
    Price: ~ $145
    Specs:
    4″ 800×480 TN screen
    Quad-Core MSM8225Q 1.21GHz Cortex-A5 Adreno 203
    Android version: 4.1.2
    RAM: 512MB
    ROM: 4GB
    Rear camera: 5 Mpx (autofocus with led flash) Front: 0.3 Mpx
    MicroSD cards to 32GB
    and dual sim of course 🙂

  272. zaffar
    November 23, 2013

    Malaysia
    Jiayu g4
    Zopo zp950+
    Vido mini 3g

    All great phone…
    Looking forward to mt6592..

  273. EAC75
    November 23, 2013

    I’m trying to find a nice phone around $150US. Having a hard time
    figuring out what phone would work in US. Any suggestion. Not many
    comments from the US. thanks
    Here are the carriers around me
    Tmobile
    Virginmobile
    straighttalk
    boostmobile
    verizon
    sprint
    h2o
    simplemobile
    at@t

    • Barry
      November 25, 2013

      Xiaomi Mi2S I have one and 3G works fine in Canada. There are other phones also like Newman N2 you just have to be absolutely sure of the 3G frequencies

  274. Ahmed
    November 23, 2013

    Andi thank you for starting this interesting discussion 🙂

  275. Guest
    November 24, 2013

    Phone: Krüger&Matz Move (Polish trademark but imported from china)
    Country: Poland
    Price: ~ $145
    Specs:
    4″ 800×480 TN screen
    Quad-Core MSM8225Q 1.21GHz Cortex-A5 Adreno 203
    Android version: 4.1.2
    RAM: 512MB
    ROM: 4GB
    Rear camera: 5 Mpx (autofocus with led flash) Front: 0.3 Mpx
    MicroSD cards to 32GB
    and dual sim of course 🙂

  276. zaffar
    November 24, 2013

    Malaysia
    Jiayu g4
    Zopo zp950+
    Vido mini 3g

    All great phone…
    Looking forward to mt6592..

  277. EAC75
    November 24, 2013

    I’m trying to find a nice phone around $150US. Having a hard time
    figuring out what phone would work in US. Any suggestion. Not many
    comments from the US. thanks
    Here are the carriers around me
    Tmobile
    Virginmobile
    straighttalk
    boostmobile
    verizon
    sprint
    h2o
    simplemobile
    at@t

    • Guest
      November 25, 2013

      Xiaomi Mi2S I have one and 3G works fine in Canada. There are other phones also like Newman N2 you just have to be absolutely sure of the 3G frequencies

  278. Ahmed
    November 24, 2013

    Andi thank you for starting this interesting discussion 🙂

  279. Einar Andersen
    November 24, 2013

    Probably the only from Iceland!

    I use the Xiaomi Mi2A and i am quiet pleased. Powerful phone and didn’t cost too much (around 30,000 isk, new iphone 5s is around 130.000 Isk). The only problem i have is that i can’t use headphones with it (the headphone input is bugged)

  280. Ralph552
    November 24, 2013

    I use a Star S7180 here in the UK

  281. Rene Goris
    November 24, 2013

    Meizu MX3 64GB HK-Version in Switzerland.

  282. Einar Andersen
    November 24, 2013

    Probably the only from Iceland!

    I use the Xiaomi Mi2A and i am quiet pleased. Powerful phone and didn’t cost too much (around 30,000 isk, new iphone 5s is around 130.000 Isk). The only problem i have is that i can’t use headphones with it (the headphone input is bugged)

  283. Guest
    November 24, 2013

    I use a Star S7180 here in the UK

  284. Rene Goris
    November 24, 2013

    Meizu MX3 64GB HK-Version in Switzerland.

  285. zac
    November 24, 2013

    Using a cubot gt99 in the UK on giffgaff (O2) and orange/ee.

    Its my first foray into the Chinese phone market and I am really happy with my purchase, took some fiddling to get it working perfectly but no biggy! Definitely a convert here and quite a few of my friends are being heavily swayed right now

  286. Guest
    November 25, 2013

    Using a cubot gt99 in the UK on giffgaff (O2) and orange/ee.

    Its my first foray into the Chinese phone market and I am really happy with my purchase, took some fiddling to get it working perfectly but no biggy! Definitely a convert here and quite a few of my friends are being heavily swayed right now

  287. donrezky
    November 25, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia, Now i’m using Jiayu G3, yeah i know this phone is so last year, i can’t even play fifa 14 in this phone. but i love it, the size and the looks everything just feels right..except the weight… now i’m saving some money to buy Mi3
    some people told me to purchase the Mi2S or Oppo find V but nahh…Mi3 got lumia design (my biggest reason) but with android MIUI OS

    can’t wait. 🙂

  288. Paul Breiveld
    November 25, 2013

    I have a ZOPO ZP980. But I would never buy a chinese Phone again, when they are only import. Because a Phone needs maintenance or repair. And these Chinese phones are not repaired in repairshops in my area. So when your Phone drops on the floor (like mine did) and the screen brakes… you are basically ‘FV(K3D’.

  289. November 25, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2 and Jiayu G3. I just ordered ZTE Nubia Z5 mini for my wife. A friend of mine ordered ZOPO C2 but it has not arrived yet.

  290. Guest
    November 25, 2013

    I’m from Indonesia, Now i’m using Jiayu G3, yeah i know this phone is so last year, i can’t even play fifa 14 in this phone. but i love it, the size and the looks everything just feels right..except the weight… now i’m saving some money to buy Mi3
    some people told me to purchase the Mi2S or Oppo find V but nahh…Mi3 got lumia design (my biggest reason) but with android MIUI OS

    can’t wait. 🙂

  291. Paul Breiveld
    November 25, 2013

    I have a ZOPO ZP980. But I would never buy a chinese Phone again, when they are only import. Because a Phone needs maintenance or repair. And these Chinese phones are not repaired in repairshops in my area. So when your Phone drops on the floor (like mine did) and the screen brakes… you are basically ‘FV(K3D’.

  292. arinium
    November 25, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2 and Jiayu G3. I just ordered ZTE Nubia Z5 mini for my wife. A friend of mine ordered ZOPO C2 but it has not arrived yet.

  293. Ludwing_
    November 25, 2013

    HI. Find 5 in Mexico

  294. Crake
    November 25, 2013

    HTC 802W M7 Dual Sim, on Portugal. Simply the best smart phone i have ever had.

  295. Guest
    November 25, 2013

    HI. Find 5 in Mexico

  296. Ilymon Anexonel
    November 25, 2013

    I use the OPPO N1 currently, if not, just my plain old iPhone 5s.

    • November 25, 2013

      Are you using your TD version just on 2G?

      • Ilymon Anexonel
        November 26, 2013

        Indeed I am.

        • November 27, 2013

          I’m holding out for the WCDMA model

  297. Guest
    November 25, 2013

    HTC 802W M7 Dual Sim, on Portugal. Simply the best smart phone i have ever had.

  298. Manos
    November 25, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advance ! From Greece. For me is great phone all working fine and the GPS!

  299. kcw
    November 26, 2013

    i m targeting carpad t6s / orientphone p6 and umi cross. right now waiting for umi cross to start selling with nfc. carpad still out of stock. i think these high end phones should not price over us300. i m a little skeptical of all their advertised functions.

  300. Ilymon Anexonel
    November 26, 2013

    I use the OPPO N1 currently, if not, just my plain old iPhone 5s.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 26, 2013

      Are you using your TD version just on 2G?

    • Ilymon Anexonel
      November 27, 2013

      Indeed I am.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 27, 2013

      I’m holding out for the WCDMA model

  301. Guest
    November 26, 2013

    Jiayu G4 Advance ! From Greece. For me is great phone all working fine and the GPS!

  302. Mestos
    November 26, 2013

    Greetings from Greece! I’ve just bought Meizu MX3 32GB as my primary phone right now and as a secondary phone I use UMI X2. My networks are COSMOTE and Vodafone. But, it’s a shame that none of these phones has 4G/LTE support to use them for superfast Internet as my Sony Xperia Z1. Chinese phones to rule the world!

  303. Guest
    November 26, 2013

    i m targeting carpad t6s / orientphone p6 and umi cross. right now waiting for umi cross to start selling with nfc. carpad still out of stock. i think these high end phones should not price over us300. i m a little skeptical of all their advertised functions.

  304. Anton
    November 26, 2013

    Hi, I’m from Ukraine!
    And I use my favourite Xiaomi Mi2S 32 gb. I bought it 3 times for my family and friends. The most impressive phone which I ever have.

  305. Guest
    November 26, 2013

    Greetings from Greece! I’ve just bought Meizu MX3 32GB as my primary phone right now and as a secondary phone I use UMI X2. My networks are COSMOTE and Vodafone. But, it’s a shame that none of these phones has 4G/LTE support to use them for superfast Internet as my Sony Xperia Z1. Chinese phones to rule the world!

  306. November 26, 2013

    What’s interesting to know here is that many have more than just one Chinese phone!

  307. yudhir
    November 26, 2013

    Xinhua m5809 Beijing Olympics with Analog TV 2008 model, Touch , Slide to unlock,Bluetooth A2DP. (Still working !!)
    Nepal
    Despite being nearest neighbour…There is no availabilty of genuine branded chinese phones . Only available are cheap,crap phones that tarnish the chinese image.

    Stuck with a Samsung 🙁

  308. Anton
    November 26, 2013

    Hi, I’m from Ukraine!
    And I use my favourite Xiaomi Mi2S 32 gb. I bought it 3 times for my family and friends. The most impressive phone which I ever have.

  309. johnnyar
    November 26, 2013

    my name is John i’m from Greece and i’m using the Zopo ZP980 2/32 at wind network and i’m very happy, very good phone….so far more that i want

  310. Carlos Soria 卡东明
    November 26, 2013

    Xiaomi Honmi (Red Rice) WCDMA version here.

    Was going for Xiaomi 3 but my hongmi can handle almost everything. Really happy with it.

  311. Lars-Peter Dijkstra
    November 26, 2013

    Oppo find 5 white 16gb with apex launcher and miuiv5 icons for private use, and TCL idol x s950 black 16gb with apex launcher and miui v5 icons for work use. The oppo is favourite, but the TCL is really AWESOME for the price: great display, fast, really slim, good build quality and nice own skin for settings. Not just a clone but a real brand

  312. Yash Garg
    November 26, 2013

    What’s interesting to know here is that many have more than just one Chinese phone!

  313. yudhir
    November 26, 2013

    Xinhua m5809 Beijing Olympics with Analog TV 2008 model, Touch , Slide to unlock,Bluetooth A2DP. (Still working !!)
    Nepal
    Despite being nearest neighbour…There is no availabilty of genuine branded chinese phones . Only available are cheap,crap phones that tarnish the chinese image.

    Stuck with a Samsung 🙁

  314. Watkins Kim
    November 26, 2013

    Feiteng H7100 MTK6577, in the USA. Works perfect.

  315. Guest
    November 26, 2013

    my name is John i’m from Greece and i’m using the Zopo ZP980 2/32 at wind network and i’m very happy, very good phone….so far more that i want

  316. Carlos Soria 卡东明
    November 26, 2013

    Xiaomi Honmi (Red Rice) WCDMA version here.

    Was going for Xiaomi 3 but my hongmi can handle almost everything. Really happy with it.

  317. Lars-Peter Dijkstra
    November 26, 2013

    Oppo find 5 white 16gb with apex launcher and miuiv5 icons for private use, and TCL idol x s950 black 16gb with apex launcher and miui v5 icons for work use. The oppo is favourite, but the TCL is really AWESOME for the price: great display, fast, really slim, good build quality and nice own skin for settings. Not just a clone but a real brand

  318. furret
    November 26, 2013

    Hi from Málaga in Spain, capital of Costa del Sol. I am a happy user of a xiaomi mi2a with MIUI v5 . No problem at all

  319. Watkins Kim
    November 26, 2013

    Feiteng H7100 MTK6577, in the USA. Works perfect.

  320. Guest
    November 26, 2013

    Hi from Málaga in Spain, capital of Costa del Sol. I am a happy user of a xiaomi mi2a with MIUI v5 . No problem at all

  321. amasterman
    November 27, 2013

    hi i loaded custom roms from ‘needrom’ these contain the software fixes, but also there are some tutorials to set the GPS using mobileuncle app, all very simple took about 10 minutes. I use it for runkeeper with no issues so i guess its was not hardware just software/ setup

  322. Guest
    November 27, 2013

    hi i loaded custom roms from ‘needrom’ these contain the software fixes, but also there are some tutorials to set the GPS using mobileuncle app, all very simple took about 10 minutes. I use it for runkeeper with no issues so i guess its was not hardware just software/ setup

  323. Tomas
    March 14, 2014

    Ulefone P6+ (Carpad), in Slovakia 3G works well, just the GPS is a problem, I hope I sort it out somehow.

  324. Guest
    March 14, 2014

    Ulefone P6+ (Carpad), in Slovakia 3G works well, just the GPS is a problem, I hope I sort it out somehow.

  325. jemartin
    March 29, 2014

    how cani get my doogee 600 to work on verizon wireless

  326. jemartin
    March 29, 2014

    how cani get my doogee 600 to work on verizon wireless

  327. James Livingstone
    July 23, 2015

    Using Ulefone Be Touch 2 in the UK on the three (3) network. It works but signal reception not great compared to old iPhone 4S. Will check it it in a city and London to see what better 3G is like and also 4G.

  328. James Livingstone
    July 23, 2015

    Using Ulefone Be Touch 2 in the UK on the three (3) network. It works but signal reception not great compared to old iPhone 4S. Will check it it in a city and London to see what better 3G is like and also 4G.

  329. Sue de Nym
    September 19, 2015

    Umi Cross 6.4″ is the best phone I have had. Now a year later I still love it. Great 13mp camera with good lense. It works with Chromecast on my TV. It has everything I need. I also use a tiny tablet mouse with it when using it at a table which effectively turns it into PC.

  330. Guest
    September 19, 2015

    Umi Cross 6.4″ is the best phone I have had. Now a year later I still love it. Great 13mp camera with good lense. It works with Chromecast on my TV. It has everything I need. I also use a tiny tablet mouse with it when using it at a table which effectively turns it into PC.