IUNI U3 prices cut to $370 for international buyers

iuni u3 review

If you are hoping to see a Snapdragon powered, 2K super phone under your tree this Christmas your luck is in as IUNI U3 prices have been slashed.

In China the IUNI U3 costs just 2000 Yuan, and boasts hardware which shames the OnePlus One and the Xiaomi Mi4, international prices have been understandably higher until recently.

The IUNI U3 has not had its price cut to cut $369.99 (around 2200 Yuan) by international reseller site Vifocal. The U3 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with 3GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, OIS and large 3100mAh battery. The phone is quite unique as it is a dual SIM flagship offering LTE and 3G support.

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  1. mf1gt3r
    November 8, 2014

    Will get one then.

  2. arsalan
    November 8, 2014

    How you compare with Nubia Z7 max now as the prices are the same @Andi?

    • November 8, 2014

      Still trying to get a Z7 so cannot compare it sorry

      • November 9, 2014

        Hi andi, any luck installing Google play on iuni u3?

        • Michael Westcott
          November 10, 2014

          I’ve done it, it was a little tricky. You need to flash from CWM

          • November 10, 2014

            Can you please guide or send an email to support@allmytech.pk please ?

          • Angelos_A
            November 10, 2014

            is it working well when you download or update an app too? are all the google services (maps, google+) working well too?

            • Michael Westcott
              November 10, 2014

              Google now / Google Search app force closes. Play store and Google Play music seem to work OK. I haven’t used maps or Google + yet. If you flash a google apps package, you need to remove SetupWizard.apk from inside the zip file /system/priv-app/SetupWizard.apk as the setup wizard force closes and then restarts repeatedly.

            • Suhung
              December 7, 2014

              Hi, Michael. Could you guide me on this. I keep failed flashing gapps into the system. It just won’t verified. Could you send the guide to suhung.liu@gmail.com. Thanks.

            • Ansgar
              December 10, 2014

              Hi, can you send me a guide to install gapps? akrukau@t-online.de

          • Muneeb Ali
            November 17, 2014

            Hi Michael, Ive recently gotten a u3….Ive been searching for a way to install google services on the device but have had no luck….I will be very very grateful to you if you can send me a detailed way to install google services on the device…..Thanks in advance

      • BBfromChina
        November 14, 2014

        I’m a Chinese,who is crazy about the new phone.now.I want to make a pen pal with you.I can help you buy the Chinese product and send it to you.please email me~~wangzboo@gmail.com

  3. Simon
    November 8, 2014

    Cool, but is English Rom available ?

    • Rob
      November 8, 2014

      I believe there is, I remember Andi comparing it to other Chinese roms, its basic but works well, if it were slightly bigger I may have gone for this!

      • Simon
        November 9, 2014

        You mean bigger in screen size ?

        • Rob
          November 9, 2014

          Yes I do as this is way too small.

  4. ren
    November 8, 2014

    I’d love to see an updated review of the international version, especially if it now works for calls & the camera with a better app if it now has Google play?

  5. Hissam Rumlee
    November 8, 2014

    hi andy will this phone work in Australia; the international version show the below bands for call and data – i
    Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1900/2100MH
    3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MH
    4G:FDD-LTE 1800/2600MHz

    • January 21, 2015

      it works in Australia, don’t worry.

  6. deogratius tesha
    November 9, 2014

    a company like this should just release its source code then let the devs do their work, most of people would want one considering the specs

  7. george
    November 9, 2014

    How about Google Playstore Andi; Rumour has it that it won’t work properly. You can install it but it doesn’t support “Google frame”, according to what a afterseller said after consulting Iuni on that matter.

    • desponent
      November 9, 2014

      Wow that’s a huge dealbreaker if true. What are they thinking?

      • balcobomber25
        November 10, 2014

        Like most phones intended for China only there is no Google Apps, it is a government decision not a manufacturer decision. But there are 3rd party installers that make it very simply to get them.

        • dimitris
          December 10, 2014

          Third party as in who? Do you maybe have a site you can reffer me to?

        • wayner8088
          December 30, 2014

          Yes please give me a link. I need to run Google Play Store on a recently purchased U3

  8. Josef Ovethsky
    November 9, 2014


    I’m not sure how to contact you Andi, so il try threw here.

    Please stop supporting Vifocal.com, they sold me fake xiaomi pistons and refused to refund my money.

    you can find my story here


    I can prove it any way you want, with pictures of the pistons and receipt .



    • balcobomber25
      November 10, 2014

      Hate to break it to you but I wouldn’t refund your money either unless you sent the product back to me. Especially if I disagreed with your assertions that the product was fake. Not saying I agree or disagree with you but how do you know they are fake exactly?

      • Josef Ovethsky
        November 10, 2014

        I can show you pictures of the box and product I recieved compared to a real one.
        I know for a fact 10000% its fake because you can google ‘fake xiaomi pistons’ and check quickly and easy to know if yours are fake.
        Its not fair to require to ship them back because its a cheap product[they sell it for 7$[!] and shipping would cost me more]
        So I kept them and il sell them as bundle together with used iphones that I sell. but it sucks that I recieved fake once and I would not recommend ANYBODY to buy from them.
        I can provide any proof that youd like.


  9. Kev45
    November 11, 2014

    Snap801 with 2K???

  10. Gabriele Bonomo
    November 12, 2014

    I heard that Vifocal is the international seller for IUNI , is that true???

  11. Angelos_A
    November 16, 2014

    any update for Google services?

  12. Hissam Rumlee
    December 5, 2014

    Hi Guys,

    i have bought this phone from VIFOCAL, on the box it says TD-LTE, But I am able use the phone in Australia,Voice/data is working, I dont see the 4G working. The Seller have stated that this phone has TD-LTE and FDD-LTE in same phone,Can the experts here confirm that’s the case. I dont want to send this phone back because of my ignorance.