Voto X6 is another “premium” Mediatek phone


voto x6

Phone maker Voto, the factory behind the manufacturer of the UMi X2, have revealed the Voto X6 a premium smartphone with octacore Mediatek processor.

It has been a growing trend for Chinese companies to up quality and design, but the latest shift to create premium products based on Mediatek processors with flagship pricing is one that escapes me.

The Voto X6 is the first Voto phone to retail for almost 3000 Yuan, making use of new manufacturing techniques and high-end materials such as Gorilla Glass for the screen, and a magnesium alloy chassis. It even sports a Note 3 style leather finish (at this price we hope it is real).

voto x6

Although a high price for a MTK phone, the X6 is cheaper than the OOne O1 announced yesterday, and has a better level of specification too. The display on the X6 is a 5.5-inch LTPS unit with FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution, there is a front 8 mega-pixel camera and the rear is a 13 mega-pixel sensor with f2.0 aperture. The Mediatek chip powering the X6 is an octacore MT6592 running at 1.7Ghzh and there is 2GB RAM, 32GB memory.

For the same price customers in China could buy the Oppo Find 7a, a Xiaomi Mi3 with 64GB memory and even the new OPO. Is there really a market for premium priced Mediatek phones?

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20 Comments

  1. $2548414
    May 6, 2014

    These people like Oone Voto et. al. Must understand that mediatek powered phones just do not fetch high prices as in public mind they are not percieved premium.. and to demand ridiculous price for these is counter productive..

  2. Frank Wu
    May 6, 2014

    Another naive manufacturer doomed to fail in this cut-throat competition and the established ones are laughing all the way to the banks!!

  3. Zeca
    May 6, 2014

    I think so. The Mediatek phones have greatly improved. If there is a carefull about the quality of components and software, I believe there is space.

  4. Guest
    May 7, 2014

    These people like Oone Voto et. al. Must understand that mediatek powered phones just do not fetch high prices as in public mind they are not percieved premium.. and to demand ridiculous price for these is counter productive..

  5. May 7, 2014

    useless without LTE.

  6. Frank Wu
    May 7, 2014

    Another naive manufacturer doomed to fail in this cut-throat competition and the established ones are laughing all the way to the banks!!

  7. Guest
    May 7, 2014

    I think so. The Mediatek phones have greatly improved. If there is a carefull about the quality of components and software, I believe there is space.

  8. Hellvetta
    May 7, 2014

    No LTE & NFC? 1.7Ghz? What the hint for this price? Leather back? Voto are you nuts? Or, maybe, it’s a kind of marketing? To claim hi-end price tag for model, take an attention to it and then fill the market with extremely low price for rivals. Isn’t so?

  9. Rob
    May 7, 2014

    I think there could be a market for premium Mediatek phones, but they have to have a ‘premium’ spec throughout. The Oone O1 failed at every level, this does have a better spec sheet but lacks features that most ‘budget friendly’ phones have. The last point worth noting is that the quality of China phones in general have improved greatly over the last year or so which begs the question of how phones like this can be considered premium!

  10. Dave Weinstein
    May 7, 2014

    useless without LTE.

  11. Allanitomwesh
    May 7, 2014

    Fake leather,painted on chrome trim,they totally missed the memo on the definition of premium.

    • eddie
      August 26, 2014

      It sells for USD $250, has a fantastic display and great specs. You do understand that that Samsungs top of the line S5 and Note # have fake leather and painted on chrome trim too, right? Only they cost three times as much money. Oh and The Voto Antutu scores are right up there with the S5 and better than the Note 3, in the 28,000 – 33,000 range, right?

      • Allanitomwesh
        September 3, 2014

        You don’t see Samsung bragging about build quality though do you? When you talk about build quality you need to back it up HTC,OPPO,VIVO style,not this.

  12. Guest
    May 7, 2014

    No LTE & NFC? 1.7Ghz? What the hint for this price? Leather back? Voto are you nuts? Or, maybe, it’s a kind of marketing? To claim hi-end price tag for model, take an attention to it and then fill the market with extremely low price for rivals. Isn’t so?

  13. Rob
    May 7, 2014

    I think there could be a market for premium Mediatek phones, but they have to have a ‘premium’ spec throughout. The Oone O1 failed at every level, this does have a better spec sheet but lacks features that most ‘budget friendly’ phones have. The last point worth noting is that the quality of China phones in general have improved greatly over the last year or so which begs the question of how phones like this can be considered premium!

  14. Allanitomwesh
    May 7, 2014

    Fake leather,painted on chrome trim,they totally missed the memo on the definition of premium.

    • Guest
      August 27, 2014

      It sells for USD $250, has a fantastic display and great specs. You do understand that that Samsungs top of the line S5 and Note # have fake leather and painted on chrome trim too, right? Only they cost three times as much money. Oh and The Voto Antutu scores are right up there with the S5 and better than the Note 3, in the 28,000 – 33,000 range, right?

    • Allanitomwesh
      September 3, 2014

      You don’t see Samsung bragging about build quality though do you? When you talk about build quality you need to back it up HTC,OPPO,VIVO style,not this.

  15. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    June 14, 2014

    from latest updates,price in China is about 250 USD.

  16. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    June 14, 2014

    from latest updates,price in China is about 250 USD.