iOcean begins pre-sale of the iOcean X9


iocean x9 presale

iOcean have started the pre-sale of another of their high-end Android handsets, the iOcean X9.

Earlier this year iOcean released the iOcean MT6752 Rock. The phone offered LTE, MT6752 SoC and 3GB RAM, but an odd design didn’t appeal to the masses as well as the JiaYu S3.

Just months down the line iOcean have released the iOcean X9, their ‘true’ flagship phone for 2015. Featuring a 5-inch FHD display it is smaller than the Rock, thinner too at only 6.5mm with an alloy chassis.

On paper the iOcean X9 looks like a promising phone with LTE, MT6753, Android 5.0, 3GB RAM and a Sony IMX214 main camera. Compared to similar phones the only item missing is a fingerprint scanner and large battery (the X9 has just a 2100mAh cell).

Anyone taken by the iOcean X9 can pre-order the device now. The official RRP for the phone will eventually be $269.99, but early birds can get it for $249.99 with a few free accessories.

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40 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    April 29, 2015

    2100 mAh battery? That’s so little :/

    • Brab v
      April 29, 2015

      I cant even get a day out of a Nexus 4 which has the same mah.

    • Max
      April 29, 2015

      They said it is due to the small body, they couldn’t fit in a bigger one. I find it a shame they ditched NFC, I been looking forward to this phone for a while, it was perfect for me with NFC, 5″ FHD, fastcharging, infrared and a sweet design. Now I have to look for something else ;/

  2. Kieran olsson
    April 29, 2015

    Considering the 5″ and 6.5mm thickness, 2100mah is OK, but 270$ is too much for what it is. This phones specs say to me $220. 1080p and mtk6752 say to me 3.5h on screen time. Considering the kernel will most likely not be terribly optimized…. It looks good, but it a no thanks

    • April 29, 2015

      Just spoke to iOcean to ask how they justify the high price. They say the glass and alloy body plus IMX214, fast charging etc are the reason. I still think it is way too expensive though

      • Kieran olsson
        April 29, 2015

        I would presume iocean have a higher margin setup than say elephone. This phone if it weren’t for the mtk6572 looks very much like a April 2014 launch. Including the 270$ price tag. Also Andi love this website, been visiting it for years, I live in ningbo China. From Auz though. Cheers.

        4.7″ 720p amoled, 7.9mm aluminium construction, 2500mah, mtk 6795, imx230/220, stock android. 400$ price tag, would be my next phone.

      • molfetamina
        April 29, 2015

        What’s a cheaper alternative? I mean, with all that specs….

        • desponent
          April 29, 2015

          I will never get bored to recommend Jiayu S3. You’re saving yourself $80 too.

          • balcobomber25
            April 30, 2015

            I actually got a chance to use the S3 for the first time the other day and while it is a good phone to me it is held back by two things: the camera isn’t as good as advertised and I am not a fan of the software.

            • desponent
              April 30, 2015

              Try using Camera FV-5, Jiayu phone is always held back by its software but there are always good communities ROM around. There’s already a lot on Needrom for example.

              In fact I don’t even bother with stock rom on my G4S.

            • balcobomber25
              April 30, 2015

              Yea I dont use stock rom either. I was just using a coworkers, he walked in and I asked to try it out. It seems like with the right software it would be an excellent phone.

        • Christo
          April 29, 2015

          Yeah, Jiayu S3 is on the market right now USD$200. Or if you don’t mind waiting a month, the Elephone P7000 even better as it got alloy chassis, USD$230.

          • molfetamina
            May 4, 2015

            Thanks but 5.5 is too much for me…5 it’s ok 😉

  3. George
    April 29, 2015

    I can get G3,G2 and motoX 2014 brand new for dis dola,c’mon guys,stop dreaming

  4. Tremaine Underwood
    April 29, 2015

    What is the difference between the MTK6752 & 53?

    • Guaire
      April 29, 2015

      MT6753 is slower and cheaper.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 29, 2015

        and STILL the phone is more expensive

        • Marco Lancaster
          April 29, 2015

          I assume this price is burning your eyes Yasir!

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 29, 2015

            indeed! i can hardly write this reply !
            *the PAIN*

          • mike99sk
            April 30, 2015

            and he is right

          • balcobomber25
            April 30, 2015

            It should be burning everyone’s eyes, overprices is an understatement for this phone.

          • Michiko Wong
            May 5, 2015

            well, seems you guys only complain about the price. however, I really like the fashion design, good looking, only 6.5 mm thickness and 5” FHD is perfect to carry.

            • Lane Alec
              May 5, 2015

              Totally agree! I don’t see a 6.5mm phone with bigger battery! think this phone is perfect for my girlfriend, she would love it 😀

        • Emma Swift
          May 8, 2015

          well, if price was the only competition, then how Apple should do??? lol however, this price is affordable and rational if it will perform as excellent as it says.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            May 8, 2015

            hmm… @disqus_6PdhBK8SMh:disqus , ever wonder why we pour souls regularly wander around these lands….
            not aimlessly we don’t , we search for the BEST bargain there is since Chinese tech is the only place there’s a chance we’ll get it. Apple/Samsung/Sony etc are following a pricing policy which is in a league of its own..

            while the chinese have set out to BREAK that trend with better tech for lesser quid. So , you’ll see restless souls like me on almost all price-mentioned posts , commenting , discussing , bickering or just simply hanging out 🙂

            and i hope it performs as excellent as you hope , since IOCEAN cameras have disappointed us badly in the past…

  5. Xalis
    April 29, 2015

    I will never get another phone with a battery smaller than 2500mAh, so this one is a no go.

    • Suskind
      April 29, 2015

      What about iPhone?

      • balcobomber25
        April 30, 2015

        If he wanted an Iphone he probably wouldn’t be on a site like this…

      • Susana
        May 5, 2015

        Iphone battery is less then 2000mah

  6. Marco Lancaster
    April 29, 2015

    I’m trying to understand what is the problem of iOcean this year…

    • balcobomber25
      April 30, 2015

      They had so much success last year it went to their heads.

      • Marco Lancaster
        April 30, 2015

        Yeah, I also think that Zopo and iOcean prices are outdated. This price was very common in 2013 when we saw their first “flagships” with old MTK6589T, on that time a FHD phone with 2GB Ram from them, aka ocean X7 Elite was more than $220. But from that time to now, things on China changed and the competition take the prices down. But they still thinking they are on 2013.

        • Peter Will
          May 5, 2015

          So if they use expensive materials, should they make it shipper? Main part of Chinese phones comes in plastic, doesn’t seem the case.

    • iKosh
      April 30, 2015

      They think they are a premium brand.

  7. balcobomber25
    April 29, 2015

    I was excited till i saw that horrible battery and the price they are charging. No thanks.

  8. iKosh
    April 30, 2015

    This phone coupled with it’s pricing makes the Mi4i look even better.

  9. Susana
    May 5, 2015

    I really like this phone, it is perfect beautiful and elegant, so slim! Love the black version! As far as I know as phone is slim battery cannot be bigger.

    • Emma Swift
      May 8, 2015

      have to say, iocean M6752 has been really popular, now X9 is like an Upgrading M6752–not only the software, also the design–exactly for fashion young people! LOVE IT!

  10. Marc
    May 5, 2015

    I personally think that these phone is great! How do you think you can put a bigger battery in 6.5mm?

  11. Peter Will
    May 5, 2015

    Woow 6.5mm?? Really thin