No invites, Killer Spec, International Availability, and Low Price, the Xodiom looks to good to be true


xodiom phone

Cutting through the marketing bull, Xodiom have hit the web with bold claims, international availability and a low price of only $329.99. Real or scam?

We don’t know how Xodiom are and we don’t know where they are from, but if their first phone is real they could be on a journey to disrupt the smartphone industry.

This looks to be a scam. PhoneArena have pointed out the domain name is linked to many scam sites, and payments made to the company receive random order numbers.

Xodiom didn’t go down the viral marketing path to announce their new phone, but simply launched a site and are relying on word of mouth to grab customers.

So what makes the Xodiom so special? Well the phone comes with a Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB RAM, 5.5-inch QHD Super Amoled display, and 16 mega-pixel camera. The body (similar to the Meizu MX4 Pro) has slim bezels, 6.6mm body and 3200mAh battery.

There is a heart monitor, LTE support for pretty much every network, and even a custom version of Android 5 called xOS!

What’s more the phone is available for pre-order on the Xodiom site now and available internationally. The company even take a crack at OnePlus by telling us:

To buy the xodiom you DO NOT need an invite, hooray for freedom

At $329 for the 32GB and $379 for the 64GB and free express shipping the device is very appealing. Even I headed straight for the buy button!

I didn’t pull the trigger on the purchase though as it really does seem to good to be true! Also the only payment options are Bitcoin and International bank transfer, and there would be simply no way to get your money back if this were a scam.

So is the xodiom interesting? Yes, very much so. But the real question is the phone genuine or just a clever scam to trick you in to shelling out 300 bucks? We don’t know.

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38 Comments

  1. Konstantinos Natsios
    December 5, 2014

    its a scam.

    4k display? yeah right…(actually only the tag says 4k display,the specs say 2k,but 4k video..)
    3200mah on 6.6mm? yeah right….
    and micro sd slot/lte ,sure
    at 280e, sure

    edit:ok its confirmed scam, the phone number they use for contact is a scam number, the image they use for the os is from another phone and many other things,

    • ufg
      December 5, 2014

      Nearly every Snapdragon 801/805 phone these days has 4k recording, and it quite clearly says Quad HD. Umi fit a nearly 3000mah battery in their 6.4mm thick phone. Seeing as IUNI were able to fit similar specs for a similar price, it isn’t that unrealistic. Still could well be a scam though.

    • Fred
      December 5, 2014

      Their domain name registration infos are also hidden.
      No company description in their website,not even a video of the phone. Their HTTPS certificate is garbage…
      I guess that we will see a bunch of website like this one in the near future.

    • Miko
      December 5, 2014

      No wonder there… was too good to be true at this price… makes me more
      and more not look on new weird-name companies and trust the ones I
      already know.

  2. Ga Ja
    December 5, 2014

    When something is too good to be true it generally is

  3. pa5t1s
    December 5, 2014

    “…custom version of Android 5 called xOS!…”
    “…the only payment options are Bitcoin and International bank transfer…”

    Uh! what else ? :S
    Anyway, thanks for the infos Andi, you’re living in a dangerous country, definitively ! 😀

  4. Bored of 5.5 in devices
    December 5, 2014

    Another TV sized device called phone with the same specs as dozens of competitors, trying to find market share. Boring…..

  5. fido futte
    December 5, 2014

    It is offcause an scam – normally it will take 5-6 month to develop such phone , and the Distributor price will be min 500-600 USD for the entry version

  6. Atomicrus
    December 5, 2014

    Frauds and scams according to unreturnable payment method.

  7. December 5, 2014

    They ARE a scam. Hidden Whois data, non-existent company, bank account on Cyprus.

  8. yalok
    December 5, 2014

    Scam! I wonder if somebody did pay for this.

  9. Mr. suspicious
    December 5, 2014

    Its a scam.

    • newuser
      December 5, 2014

      Yes. They only accept bitcoin and wire transfer(currently not available) .

  10. vhd
    December 5, 2014

    scam

  11. Airyl
    December 5, 2014

    I guess you should take this news with a large amount of “xodium” bicarbonate! Amirite? No? Anyone?

    • Nilin Axolotol
      December 9, 2014

      I’m with you bro.

    • December 10, 2014

      I’m with you too Airyl. Too good to be true really. Arms crossed and waiting.

  12. Danny H.
    December 5, 2014

    Since the OnePlus One was introduced, quite a few scams that target high spec, low price phones has surfaced already! Seems like a trend these days! Careful with your hard earned money people! Triple check the source, the pedigree of the seller before biting the bullet.

  13. Allanitomwesh
    December 5, 2014

    You lost me at bank transfer. SCAM.

  14. joe
    December 5, 2014

    I pre-ordered 3 phones for myself and my family. I can’t wait phone looks great.

    • Daniel Sánchez
      December 5, 2014

      It’s a scam…

      • joe
        December 5, 2014

        Oh noes! But the camera has phase detection. PHASE DETECTION!

        Seriously though it looks like they just photoshopped a meizu mx4 body a bit and added a couple navigation buttons.

  15. nexusprime
    December 5, 2014

    no paypal no party

  16. Angry Mobile Nerd
    December 5, 2014

    If they made a http://www.xodiom.in they would rake in the “pre-orders” like there’s no tomorrow.

    • King
      December 6, 2014

      Your a$$ just got jealous of all the $hit that came outta ur mouth.. 😉

  17. koss_x_treeme
    December 5, 2014

    it’s a scam. Be aware 🙂

  18. Thor Jane
    December 5, 2014

    Well I’m pretty sure that it’s a scam but I don’t understand why so much sites have it news. You should remove it from sticky for somebody who is not so fluent in English and could actually order it.
    The only thing where this could play is if somebody made a startup (OPPO-Oneplus One, Xiaomi-Xodium) but no…

  19. Johan Whalley
    December 6, 2014

    “…….you’re living in a dangerous country ……”

    When you have a cancer that is preventable, like, say, smoking and lung cancer, what would/should anyone do? ALL governments know what to do when they see the chance to Beg & Steal but not the averaged Joe/Jane other than the addicted Fingars-Crossed.

    When a barefaced liar is lying barefaced, the joker is not out to convert other than to keep count on his flock [much like shouting out “idiots” and ALL the idiots rise to meet the “challenge”]. Similarly, the aim of a crook, which include ALL “politicians” [bar almost none], is to alert those who are alert to Beggary-Thievery in order to hone and sharpen the self-preservation skills.

    For the dissenting, a big problem of “Westernised” societies is Abandonment which their numpties of Righting This, That & The Other take as “Freedom” in addition to conveniently/guiltily forgetting about thir Past. To groom the addictive qualities within Greed-Fear such that the abandoned will always gravitate towards their addictions. Afterall, which “Cancer Victim” does not lament the fact that, ”If I only knew”, the cancer wouldn’t have developed [fully].

    As such, the fact that fire burns in addition to giving heat and light means that cautionary skills are as important as the “Bloomingly Obvious”. China is not a country of Beggars & Thieves. “The West” is one such joker, which, because It owns The Oral Gymnasium in addition to liberating gymnasts like you, dear 15-stone “weakling” out begging N stealing whenever the mantra of “Don’t Get Caught” is applicable [why so? Because you were numpty enough to expose your true selves without realising that you are doing so], are able to posture as The Overly-Conscience when they are actually The Underly-Conscienced.

    Humanity is like a tree in that “The East” is The Root System whereas “The West” is The Foliage. Without balancing one with the other, that Tree is doomed. Remember this well, those who ‘fink that they are The Chosened, pleeze g_d. You know, The Dumb/Beggary posing as The Stupid/Thievery. Don’t know/can’t see what the looney is yakking on about? Give it another 1,000 odd years and the underlying reality jest might be realisable. Until then, keep pretending as if you are some chosened Control Freak who is none other but Its Abandoned Nutter. For the record, “Easternites” are The Thieves whereas “Westernites” are The Beggars whereas On The Stage, it looks like Westernites are The Thieves and Easternites are The Beggars. Not when EVERY thinker is dual natured which then means that Beggary is Thievery suppressed and Thievery is merely Beggary expressed.

    • balcobomber25
      December 7, 2014

      umm….

  20. Don Rogers
    December 6, 2014

    Most people think this is a scam so surely you should state that it is a scam as a warning in the blog title your readers should be warned “if it looks too good to be true then it usually is too good to be true”
    If it is genuine then why do so many others think its a scam.

  21. Owsley_66
    December 6, 2014

    out of curiosity, I sent them an email at their contact address. And the email bounced back as undeliverable.

    Prank or scam, not sure, but definitely not real.

  22. Ralph Nicolai Nasara
    December 7, 2014

    Why is this still stickied?

    • masterxcvt
      December 8, 2014

      +1. Andy please remove this entry from the site.

  23. by
    December 7, 2014

    That was a rough launch buddy!
    Due to a lot of negative feedback from the community such as the mix up with our domain WHOis information and the lack of PayPal as a payment method we have decided to not accept any new orders until we have properly implemented PayPal / Credit Card payments.

    We are expecting this to be somewhere within the upcoming week.

    This will also give us time to properly process the massive amount of orders we received over the past 2 days.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please check back later, thanks!

  24. EvolvedApe
    December 7, 2014

    No single touch fingerprint sensor?

    🙂

  25. rit_behind_u
    December 9, 2014

    They have now posted

    “Due to a lot of negative feedback from the community such as the mix up with our domain WHOis information and the lack of PayPal as a payment method we have decided to not accept any new orders until we have properly implemented PayPal / Credit Card payments.
    We are expecting this to be somewhere within the upcoming week.

    This will also give us time to properly process the massive amount of orders we received over the past 2 days.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please check back later, thanks!”

  26. Muhammad Yasir
    December 9, 2014

    lel , NOW they are implementing paypal payments 😀
    so not a scam after all..