iOcean X8 vs JiaYu G6 – Battle of the phablets


iocean x8 vs jiayu g6

This coming month we are going to see the launch of two of the hottest Chinese octacore phablet, the iOcean X8 and JiaYu G6. Specs and design on both of these devices are amazing but only one can be the champion of the phablet market! Which will it be?

iOcean X8

iocean x8

iOcean are playing their cards very close to their chest with the iOcean X8, only leaking the odd spy photo and specification tid bit to us now and then.

One of the reasons the iOcean X8 is such a hotly anticipated device is due to the huge success of the iOcean X7 last year! Fans are now eager to see how iOcean can top such a great phone and believe the X8 will be a worthy successor!

The signs do look good and on paper the iOcean X8 offers everything fans are keen to have in their next device including an octacore processor, large 5.7-inch 1080 FHD Gorilla Glass display, and we can reveal today that the phone will have a 14 mega-pixel main camera and 2650mAh battery.

JiaYu G6

jiayu g6 photos

The JiaYu G6 is the first large screen phablet device from JiaYu and makes great use of JiaYu’s expertise in manufacturing high quality phones from metal and glass.

As many of you have pointed out the design of the JiaYu G6 is close to the Huawei Ascend P6, but at 5.7-inch, and an octacore processor the G6 is bigger and more powerful than the Huawei phone.

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As usually JiaYu have been a little more open about the full specifications of the JiaYu G6 phablet and we already know that their will be two versions of the phone with either 1GB or 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB memory. Each version will have an octacore processor, 5.7-inch Gorilla Glass 2 display, 8 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear.

iOcean X8 vs JiaYu G6 – Specifications

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iOcean X8 vs JiaYu G6 – Which is for you

Specs between these two flagship phablets couldn’t be closer! The only major differences being the size of the battery in each phone and the main cameras.

What is really comes down is price (which we don’t know yet for international markets) and the design. So which next generation Chinese phablet would you choose the all glass styling of the iOcean X8 with 14 mega-pixel camera, or the rounded body of the JiaYu G6 with larger 3500mAh battery?

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25 Comments

  1. arsalan
    March 30, 2014

    Jiayu has an edge over iocean as far as battery is concerned. Both look to be promising. Difficult to decide.

    • Simon
      March 31, 2014

      How much of a difference will 3500 mAh make compared with 2700 mAh (is it considerable) ?

      • arsalan
        March 31, 2014

        Do you think that 800 mAh will not make a difference? It will.

        • Simon
          March 31, 2014

          Thats why I asked, to have clarification from someone in the know. It has to be the G6 then, definitely.

          • arsalan
            March 31, 2014

            But we have to consider some other things also like e, g build quality, prices, hands-on reviews and overall public views about the devices.

            • Simon
              March 31, 2014

              Oh I totally agree. Generally doesn’t Jiayu have a “better” reputation than iOcean ?

            • pa5t1s
              March 31, 2014

              I do think that Jiayu has a “worst” reputation than iOcean (Ou Sheng): iOcean has only 3 products (X7,G7…and X8) that were “acclaimed” or at least had good reviews… Jiayu had more “vaporware” last months… Just my opînion 😉

            • Simon
              March 31, 2014

              Ah good to know. So you are definitely on for the iOcean X8 then ?

            • shakes
              April 1, 2014

              hmmm… just so tight

      • sundar
        July 1, 2014

        800mAh will surely make a great difference

  2. March 31, 2014

    Of the two, I would buy iOcean because it has great design. I don’t like the Huawei Ascend copy design of Jiayu G6.

  3. FRANKEDINVEN
    March 31, 2014

    Iocean will have WCDMA900 a great plus in Europe

  4. pa5t1s
    March 31, 2014

    iOcean without any doubt 🙂 X7 was (and still is) a great device, and X8 is even more promising: WCDMA 900/2100Mhz is a must here in France, a powerfull MTK6592T @2.0GHz … No LTE so far, but who cares really: it’s too early imho! Let’s hope it won’t be too buggy at release time (Zopo 998 was a bit deceiving on that point) and will have firmware updates.

  5. Evgenij Nebotov
    March 31, 2014

    i thought long about that and i’m leaning to jiayu g6.

  6. Allanitomwesh
    March 31, 2014

    Hmm,I hope the Neo N004 copies Xperia Z1 Compact. I’m running out of manufacturers.

    • Simon
      March 31, 2014

      Is there a Neo N004 on the horizon ?

      • Allanitomwesh
        March 31, 2014

        There is no reason why they would not continue a popular line,but no nothing official has been mentioned am just hoping. Neo have good quality,even if they do take their time.

        • Simon
          April 1, 2014

          Fine, I’ll hope with you 🙂

  7. Paulo Jorge
    March 31, 2014

    Finally. Im waiting for the Iocean X8. Does any 1 know if the price announced ($300) is for international market?

    • Simon
      April 1, 2014

      Chinapadmall has it listed for approx that.

  8. galih permadi
    April 1, 2014

    first kitkat adopter wins

    • aaa
      April 2, 2014

      however still no kitkat from mediatek, so no kitkat for devices using it

  9. Allanitomwesh
    April 1, 2014

    The JiaYu G6 is actually quite compact Andi,are those dimensions correct?

  10. TheCrazyLanny
    April 9, 2014

    X8 looks better from the screen imo.

  11. Filippo Dardi
    June 20, 2014

    Are you sure the iocean x8 is clocked up to 2.0 Ghz?