Daway intros the budget Daway Z6


daway z6

Daway is a new brand in the Chinese smartphone market and are hoping to slowly wiggle their way into the budget section with their Daway Z6, a budget device that literally screams “budget smartphone”.

The Daway Z6 has a 5-inch HD display, a (fairly outdated) 1.3Ghz MTK6582 chipset with a Mali 400MP2 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and 8MP rear camera with a single flash and a front facing shooter at 2MP. The rest of the specifications like the size of the battery are still unknown, but should be revealed in due time.

The device has a fairly generic design compared to similar budget devices like the Elephone P6000 and the JiaYu F2. The front has three capacitive buttons, along with the sensors and front facing camera. The sides are covered in what appears to be a metallic coloured plastic frame which hold the power button on the right, the volume rocker on the left, the charging port and headphone jack on top and the speaker on the bottom. The rear has the rather large Daway logo and the 8MP camera with its singular flash.

The Daway Z6 will ship with Android 4.4 Kitkat, will have dual sim card slots, as well as a microSD card slot. The price of the device has yet to be announced, though I do think anything over $99 is a bit too much for this budget phone. The MTK6582 processor is honestly too outdated to be practical anymore. MTK6732 should be the new standard for budget devices.

What do you think about the device? Is it a waste of time? Could it have potentially been a great phone?

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23 Comments

  1. realjjj
    April 9, 2015

    The only reason phone and tablet makers use pics at an angle is to hide the thickness of the bezels so a full frontal pic would be nice here.

  2. Rob
    April 9, 2015

    This is just going to disappear into the sea of budget phones on offer in China as it lacks any sort of USP unless they offer it for $50!

  3. realjjj
    April 9, 2015

    The only reason phone and tablet makers use pics at an angle is to hide the thickness of the bezels so a full frontal pic would be nice here.

  4. Rob
    April 9, 2015

    This is just going to disappear into the sea of budget phones on offer in China as it lacks any sort of USP unless they offer it for $50!

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    April 9, 2015

    wasted crap !

  6. Chris
    April 9, 2015

    Budget phones don’t usually come with 2GB ram. I think it will improve performance quite a bit, and so it’s not a bad choice.

  7. Riccardo Benzoni
    April 9, 2015

    mt6582? Out of daway!

  8. Guest
    April 9, 2015

    wasted crap !

  9. Tjabbe
    April 9, 2015

    Budget phones don’t usually come with 2GB ram. I think it will improve performance quite a bit, and so it’s not a bad choice.

  10. Xalis
    April 9, 2015

    I think people underrate the actual power of the MT6582, sure the newest MT6732 is faster but that doesn’t makes the MT6582 any slower, for 90% of the user there would be no difference between the MT6582 and the MT6732 since all they do is chat on their phones, check some websites with funny cats and visit websites with people doing stupid shit on video, something the MT6582 can handle as good as any of the newest SoC’s, plus you can play 99.9% of the games on a MT6582 since most of those phones come with a 480p, qHD or 720p display.

    The MT6582 is nearly on par with the Exynos used on the international Galaxy S3, and the Mali-400MP2 is not that bad, the S3 had a Mali-400MP4, and I haven’t hear anyone complain that their S3 is slow.

  11. Riccardo Benzoni
    April 9, 2015

    mt6582? Out of daway!

  12. Guest
    April 10, 2015

    I think people underrate the actual power of the MT6582, sure the newest MT6732 is faster but that doesn’t makes the MT6582 any slower, for 90% of the user there would be no difference between the MT6582 and the MT6732 since all they do is chat on their phones, check some websites with funny cats and visit websites with people doing stupid shit on video, something the MT6582 can handle as good as any of the newest SoC’s, plus you can play 99.9% of the games on a MT6582 since most of those phones come with a 480p, qHD or 720p display.

    The MT6582 is nearly on par with the Exynos used on the international Galaxy S3, and the Mali-400MP2 is not that bad, the S3 had a Mali-400MP4, and I haven’t hear anyone complain that their S3 is slow.

  13. Roger
    April 12, 2015

    This is the same company that makes KingSing phones.