iberry’s affordable octa-core Nuclea X and dual-core Auxus Handy H01 smartphones launched in India

iberry, a fast rising Hong Kong based manufacturer just released two of its latest offerings in India in the form of the powerful octa-core Nuclea X and the budget Handy H01.

iberry Auxus X


The Auxus X is iberry’s second outing on the octa-core wagon, with the first one being the much more expensive iberry Auxus Nuclea N2. While the phone retains the powerful MT6592 SoC, it now features a much easier-on-the-wallet price tag of 12,990 INR or $215. Along with the octa-core processor, the Nuclea X comes with 1GB of RAM, and a 5-inch 720p HD screen. This display combines IPS and OGS like many other Chinese and Indian smartphone offerings.

The dual SIM device houses a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear and an impressive 8 mega-pixel on the front, with a 2800mAh battery powering it all. There’s 8GB storage on board, which can be expanded by up to 64GB via a microSD card slot that sits on the device.

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iberry Handy H01


With a price tag of just 4,990 INR or $82, the Handy H01 makes for an entry-level phone, rivaling the likes of OPPO Joy among others. The device features a 4-inch IPS display of unspecified resolution, but we’d put our money on it being a WVGA panel.

The Handy H01 is powered by a dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor operating at 1.3GHz, and backed by 512MB of RAM and a Mali 400 GPU. Elementary stages of storage on the phone will be taken care of by an on-board 2GB ROM chip, after which you’ll have to switch to microSD (up to 32GB). The phone comes with a 3 mega-pixel rear camera and a 1.3 mega-pixel front, and is powered by an 1800mAh battery.

With smartphones such as these being available in India readily, it hardly makes sense to import a Chinese device anymore. Of course, every now and then there is something you can’t miss; but otherwise, the Indian market is quite self-sufficient as of now.

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  1. Adam Irvine
    April 26, 2014

    Is it just me or are companies like THL or Zoppo kicking the cr*p out of these specs for similar if not just a little bit more money..? I mean come on, the MTK6592 is good, fair enough, but coupling it with 1GB of RAM and a 720p screen for $215 is pretty silly I think..?
    And that ‘Handy H01’… are people even looking at phones with 512mb of Ram and that small 2gb ROM these days..?

    • CryosR
      April 27, 2014

      They trying to make phone cheaper. Better to install good camera than useless+1gb of ram. 720p is more than enough for 5″ inch smartphone, main spec in screen should be its brightness and view angle, but not resolution.

      About Handy h01 – I remember the time when 512mb of ram in desktop pc was enough to be happy)

      • desponent
        April 27, 2014

        And those days were hell.

        1GB of ram in mini computer with tendency to “close” their app to volatile memory is tiny.

      • Adam Irvine
        April 27, 2014

        Are you living in the past? “useless+1gb of ram.” Android will easily eat through 1gb of RAM these days, I’d go for 2GB minimum now… I love Android to bits, I really do think it’s the best Mobile OS out there, but I do believe you’ve got to chuck a good bit of hardware at it to make it as fluid to use as iOS…
        I do partially agree with what you’ve said about the 720p screen though… However, what I’m really saying is for the same sort of money you can have a nice 1080p screen with decent density too so wouldn’t you get the higher spec stuff for around the same sort of money?

        • desponent
          April 27, 2014

          To be fair 720p is arguably better for less than 5″ phone, unless you regularly bring your phone very close to your face and value the slight increase in sharpness over battery life.

    • April 27, 2014

      The manufacturers you mention are indeed making some nice value for money phones, but it usually makes sense to get one of those only if you’re a resident of China. Of course, that is only if devices like the ones posted here aren’t available in your country. Imagine you have $200 to spare, wouldn’t you go for an octa-core phone readily available in your country (iberry) rather than ordering from China (eg. JiaYu G4S), which includes costs/risks such as import, duty, warranty issues?

      • Adam Irvine
        April 27, 2014

        Personally, I’d rather buy a decent spec phone from China, even if the wait time is around a month, it’s better to wait that short space of time than buy something you’ll get sick of within a few weeks I think…

  2. $2548414
    April 27, 2014

    I think ppl. Need to look at this from an Indian perspective. Lots of Indians want smartphones but ā‚¹5000 is probably tops their budget.. hence a mobile like Handy H01 is answer to their prayers. Frankly 512 mb RAM suffices for 4inch dual core MT 6572..Provided the display is good and camera ok with AF..this should do well in market at which it is intended.

  3. Ayan
    April 28, 2014

    Only if they had pushed the price up by 1000 rupees more and plonked in another gig of RAM…alas! Still would have been the cheapest octa-core out there and terrific value-for-money,even better than it is now.