The iOcean G7 is now on sale in China and with an international launch approaching we take a look at the iOcean phablet against the nearest competition, the UMi Cross.
The iOcean G7 is next generation octacore phablet while the UMi Cross still runs a quad-core MT6589T chipset. Both phones however do have 6.44-inch 1920 x 1080 displays, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main cameras. To compare the UMi with the iOcean might seem a little unfair due to the difference in processors, but the Cross still has a few cards up it’s sleeve. Lets take a look at the specs.
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iOcean G7 Vs UMi Cross: which phablet would you buy?
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The UMi and the iOcean G7 both offer a large phablet sized displays, and similar camera hardware, but there are some interesting differences. The iOcean has a more powerful octacore processor and a better rear camera (from our own tests), while the UMi Cross has a larger battery.
Which is more important to you? The octacore chipset of the iOcean G7 and it’s added performance or the larger battery of the UMi Cross? Let us know in the comments below.
For me it would be the better processor and camera over the slightly smaller capacity battery. I can charge the battery more frequently, but I can’t improve the picture quality or performance of the hardware. Just because the UMi has a larger battery, doesn’t necessarily mean it will last longer, all depends how well the software has been optimized.
I go for the octacore. I can recharge the battery and add more storage. I like the size and have been anxious to get a good phone of this size.
I agree with Rob’s comments, and further prefer the aesthetics of the Iocean. The busy shiny umi seems cheap and difficult in a professional context. If the price however is significantly higher for the IOcean and one’s main use will be web browsing/reading, rather than serious gaming, I suppose it would be worthwhile looking for a umi + cover combo.
I really like my UMI Cross and the battery does last quite a long time, which is great. The 32GB is also really nice to have, but I haven’t really used most of it. My only complaint is I wished it had a more powerful processor and GPU, especially for games. I like the new Huawei X1 and other similar 7″ phablets coming with 16:10 1920×1200 resolution, but I will wait for more octacore models to arrive, perhaps with the MT6595 before I upgrade again.
I have had my G7 for a few days now and I am really happy with it. The screen really is very nice. Battery life seems ok too so far. Nicely built device. My review:
Are you still going to post a review of it?
IOcean without any doubt…
Iocean is better than UMI Cross
Difficult to choose since I’m really concerned about phone that will also play tablet roles. However UMI seems to me the best phone as it has more memory and more battery capacity so I can watch my video lessons and browse effectively on internet.