Ecoo E04 Plus Review (3GB RAM, MT6752) – You Beauty!


By late 2014, things in the Chinese smartphone industry had started getting monotonous. It was the usual MT6592/82 phone that launched every other day, had a mediocre camera and sucked with battery life. A change was needed quite desperately, and MediaTek delivered; if there’s a perfect use of the idiom ‘strike when the iron is still hot’, this was it. MediaTek came out with the MT6595 and variants thereof.

The Meizu MX4 was the first to sport the all-new MediaTek chip. Performance, especially graphics, was lauded and MediaTek was finally a ‘mainstream’ fabricator. However, the excitement around the MT6595 didn’t last too long after the new MT67xx series of 64-bit chips was announced. And that, it turns out, was the stuff worth waiting for.

The first few MT6732 phones impressed. One of them happens to be the Elephone P6000, which is still among my most favourite phones — certainly in the top 3 this year. The MT6732 is a quad-core 64-bit CPU, whereas the successor to that, the MT6752 has eight cores, again 64-bit.

The Ecoo Aurora was among the first phones to get the MT6752, but it first came with 2GB RAM. Ecoo took their own time in delivering the Aurora Plus, i.e., 3GB RAM version of the phone. But it happens to be quite a good one!

Ecoo E04 Plus Review: Design and build

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Design, in the Chinese tech world, is a rather unique experience. Phones from OPPO, Vivo, Meizu, and up to a certain extent, even Xiaomi can look VERY different from what you get to see usually… on the other hand, devices from newcomers and very ‘Chinese’ brands such as Elephone, Umi, etc. can often have a very generic taste. Thankfully though, that’s changing, and fast!

The Ecoo Aurora doesn’t have the best looking design, or one that would stand out from the rest. The phone is of the bar form and has a bit of Samsung in it (home button). It does feel very good in the hands though, but that is a different story altogether.

Metallic edges on the sides aren’t really metal, or so it appears to me. From a couple of feet away, the edges can easily fool you into believing they’re made out of metal. Despite that, there’s a few things that work in favour of the phone.

For one, the device has a lovely heft to it. That is perhaps one major contributor to the ‘feel good’ factor of the phone. Also, the curved glass (curved on the edges) on the front gives the phone a polished look. It certainly doesn’t ‘look’ like a sub-$200 phone!

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Last but not least, the rear of the phone has a woven cloth sort of a texture to it… this adds to the ‘not-so-generic’ aspect of the phone, and also provides much needed grip.

I’ve managed to drop the phone a few times (all unintentional, from a maximum height of around 4 feet) and there isn’t much on the body that tells, apart from a little blemish on the top left corner. And you have to look REALLY hard to spot that. So, I’d say, the Ecoo Aurora is pretty well put together, although you might feel otherwise on the first look.

Ecoo E04 Plus Review: Components and performance

Standard display made to look better by software

Ecoo E04 Aurora (25)

The 5.5-inch screen on the Ecoo E04 Aurora Plus is what you’re going to notice first. It is a full HD (1920 x 1080p) panel, with some decent picture quality but yet far from ground-breaking. It is one of those panels that look like a 720p display than anything else, and the resolution remains a number more than anything else.

However, the MiraVision technology that appears on these MT67xx phones seems to help quite a bit. I’ve found myself to be a sucker for greater saturation on displays, and MiraVision’s Dynamic Contrast setting helps with regards to bringing up the saturation by a bit. It can be thought of as HDR for displays.

The powerful MediaTek MT6752 needs no introduction, I believe. The SoC has appeared on some other phones in the past, such as the iOcean Rock, Siswoo Cooper i7, etc. and has proven its mettle. The octa-core 64-bit SoC feels almost as snappy as a Snapdragon 801, and to think of the price difference between devices powered by those processors (usually around $150) goes to show how good a job MediaTek have done with the MT6752.

Multitaskers’ haven

The phone comes with 3GB of RAM, which although doesn’t provide any performance benefits as such, certainly improves the user experience when a lot of apps are being used at once. 2GB was enough at a point in time, but that was before we were presented with 3GB RAM phones.

The MT6752 + 3GB RAM combo is certainly something I can live with. My main phone is an ageing Xiaomi Mi 4, and with time, I think it’ll make a shift to one of these MT6752/MT6795 phones with 3GB RAM.

Coming back to the Ecoo, the phone is one made for multitaskers. The AOSP ROM doesn’t take up much resources, and you’re free to tinker with it as much as you please. Firing up a tonne of apps all at once isn’t a problem, unless of course they’re hardcore games.

The phone comes with 16GB of on-board storage, which is expandable via microSD. I’m not really among those that watch movies and such, but on the Ecoo I did find myself spending time on YouTube before going to bed. That is one advantage of a phablet (I’ve been a devout sub-5” smartphone supporter for a while) that one has to acknowledge!

One gripe that I have with the display, however, is that it is a bit too bright even at the lowest settings. Reading in the dark is therefore not very easy on the eyes. Also, the backlit buttons feels a bit too bright — and there’s no way to turn them off.

Performance monster

Ecoo E04 Aurora (5)

I’ve spoken about how well the phone manages things when multiple apps are run at once. What about performance per se? I’d say the Ecoo E04 Plus is one of the most fastest MediaTek phones I’ve used lately (and this includes the Gionee Elife S7). General usage such as UI transitions, etc., feel as snappy as say, the OnePlus One.

During more than two weeks of usage, never did I come across any sort of stuttering or lag while usage. This goes to show just how much Chinese phones have progressed in the past one year or so!

In general, it is hard to find complaints in the performance department of this phone. Please note what’s being documented was carried out while the phone was running the stock KitKat ROM. A Lollipop ROM is out on the Ecoo website, which can be downloaded from ecoo.hk.

Audio

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I don’t know if it was a fault in the unit or a standard feature, but the Ecoo E04 Plus we tested has a very, very poor audio output from the main external speaker. Also, it is a mono speaker… although the design does attempt to fool you into believing otherwise.

The volume is REALLY low. It is low enough to render the unit unusable — and this includes loudspeaker calls.

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Thankfully though, the audio from the 3.5mm jack isn’t half as bad. The YouTube part was enjoyable only because of this… in all fairness, the Ecoo E04 Plus produces some lovely audio from the 3.5mm jack!

Decent battery life

I don’t know why, but my mind keeps comparing this to the OnePlus One… and that’s probably a good thing because the Ecoo E04 Plus is available invite free! (excuse me for the pun).

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The device is listed to have a 3,000mAh battery. More often than not, Chinese OEMs slap a greater number on the battery sticker than the actual capacity, and that does seem to be the case on the Ecoo E04 Plus also. I’m not sure about the exact real capacity. But on the other hand, the battery life delivered by whatever size the battery is, is pretty good indeed.

Of course, as always, there’ll be the customary ‘depending on your usage’ part that’ll apply to battery life. In general, it is very easy to go through one day on the Ecoo E04 Plus on a single charge, especially if you don’t do a lot of gaming. Even with casual gaming, one day is no daunting task.

SOT (screen on time) is one of my favourite metrics to measure a phone’s battery life. On the Ecoo E04 Plus, I was returned with over 5 hours of SOT which isn’t bad by any means. 6 hours is what I would call really good, but 5 to 5 and a half hours is not far away from that.

Wireless

The phone has a very good WiFi antenna. It isn’t something out of the world, but is among the better WiFi phones out there… performance for me was at par (and sometimes a little better) than the Xiaomi Mi 4.

GPS also works fine on the E04 Plus, but isn’t as impressive as the WiFi performance. During a recent visit to another city, the E04 Plus got easily outdone by the Xiaomi Mi 4. It doesn’t take a lot of time to get a GPS lock, but then it kind of ‘skips’ sections on the map when you’re on the move.

A camera that could’ve been better

I have to admit, the Ecoo E04 Plus caught me off guard. I didn’t really expect it to be as good as it is… and that’s also why I expected better camera performance from the phone. It isn’t the worst, but I think the camera app (and the underlying system) lacks some sheen.

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The phone uses a 16 mega-pixel sensor (pretty sure extrapolated… from 8MP? 13MP?), and you generally expect a number as impressive looking as that to churn out some mind blowing photos. Unfortunately that isn’t the case with the E04 Plus. I mean, the photos ‘do the job’, but nothing more. Also, it suffers from a lack of sharp focus like many phones that come from its home country.

Another generic trait the camera seems to have is the ability to take some crazy macro shots. I mean, I have no clue why other mainstream phones aren’t able to take macros from as up close as these Chinese phones do. Kudos!

Take a look at a few photos taken on the phone to see how it performs

Fingerprint sensor that ACTUALLY works!

Up until now, the only Chinese phone I’ve tested that had a fingerprint sensor was the Elephone P5000. To sum it up in one word, the sensor was crap. The E04 Plus, however, has a MUCH better fingerprint sensor, which actually makes your phone not only a lot more secure, but also makes it convenient for you to unlock the screen.

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I’ve had no problems with the sensor whatsoever in the prolonged use. Unwillingly, I happened to use the phone with oily hands right after a heavy meal, and the sensor still worked (although I wouldn’t recommend you doing that). There however was a little issue for a short duration once when the fingerprint reader controller seemed to stop working. A quick reboot fixed the issue, and it hasn’t reappeared since.

The entire fingerprint ‘thing’ is controlled by an app. What is cool is that the E04 Plus can learn up to 10 fingerprints, each of which can be either assigned to simply unlock the screen, or bind to an app. I usually just use my right thumb to unlock the screen (fastest way for me), but if you tend to use a particular app a lot, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to assign a finger for that app. Pretty neat!

Right after the performance, the fingerprint reader is my favourite feature of the E04 Plus!

Ecoo E04 Plus Review: ROM

The E04 Plus ships with an almost untouched vanilla Android ROM. Thankfully, Chinese OEMs have realized that is the call of the hour; heavily (and often tastelessly) modded Android ROMs do more harm than good.

The additions that come with the phone are in form of apps. This includes the aforementioned app that handles fingerprints and a smart wake app (for features such as double tap to wake, gestures, etc.).

Ecoo E04 Plus Review: Verdict

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The Ecoo E04 Plus is touted as the world’s cheapest 3GB RAM phone. When there’s a ‘cheapest xyz phone’ tag associated with a device, it is usually a marketing gimmick; in this case, we’re happy to report, it isn’t.

The E04 Plus is well built, performs like a pro and offers fingerprint security — all for under $200 shipped. Now, that is a lot of smartphone for not a lot of money!

Continuous firmware updates could really make the phone a very popular one for the next one year or so.

We’d like to thank Geekbuying for providing the Ecoo E04 Plus for review! The phone can be bought for $182.80 in Blue and $189.59 in White from their store.

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100 Comments

  1. Minhaz Uddin
    May 6, 2015

    Affiliate marketing eh! sorry but better phones are available at that price

    • GmanNL
      May 7, 2015

      Why don’t you share your wisdom and mention those phones?
      Mine is on the way, quite happy with the features at the price I payed (180).

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 7, 2015

        thats a good suggestion !

        • Minhaz Uddin
          May 7, 2015

          Elephone-P3000S by the real makers of Ecoo is a far far better choice in this price, with a better display and a camera. And if you don’t care for a finger print sensor, Jiayu S3 is the clear winner. Ecoos screen looks awful with that black border below. Don’t get me wrong, Aurora is a great phone for the price, but you can get a better deal with a few dollars here and there.

      • David Košič
        May 7, 2015

        But he makes a solid point. How much does the review get modified because of affiliate marketing I know many sites do this because that is an important way to make their income.

        • GmanNL
          May 7, 2015

          Yes ofcourse he has a good point there. But I can read between the lines 😉

        • May 7, 2015

          Trust me when I say this, the review is 100% fair and no ad/sponsor/affiliate aspect is taken into account.

      • Minhaz Uddin
        May 7, 2015

        Elephone-P3000S by the real makers of Ecoo is a far far better choice in this price, with a better display and a camera. And if you don’t care for a finger print sensor, Jiayu S3 is the clear winner. Ecoos screen looks awful with that black border below. Don’t get me wrong, Aurora is a great phone for the price, but you can get a better deal with a few dollars here and there 🙂

        • GmanNL
          May 7, 2015

          The phones you mention have different (lesser) specs, besides the fingerprint scanner. The P3000s is a 5.0 inch phone. The Jiayu S3 has 2GB, but yeah could be a good alternative, for a few dollars more (and lesser specs). Ofcourse there are plenty better phones, for a few dollars more, but isn’t that exactly the point with Chinese phones? Get a lot of bang for your buck? I think this Ecoo does just that.

          • Minhaz Uddin
            May 7, 2015

            Well p3000s has a 5 inch but it’s a lot better than the auroras display and also has a superior camera. Besides they both have the same 6752 soc. And jiayu 3gb is available in many places as low as $190. But at the end of the day if you are satisfied with the bordered display and the bad camera of the ecoo then it’s OK I think.

            • lildwell
              May 10, 2015

              I had the jiayu s3 and the ecoo e04. The s3 stopped charging after 3 months. They are essentially the same phone. I like the fingerprint scanner on the ecoo but the s3 was slightly snappier. The ecoo rom seem to be cleaner though. There were a couple of quirky bugs on the s3. The best part about the s3 compared to the e04 imo was that it was rooted out of the box.

            • Noname1919
              July 15, 2015

              P3000s is very bad. 3gb version is bad. Faulty camera Flash on all of Them and pool sound quality on Call and 3.5mm. Umi emax is so much better. I did return two of my p3000s never elephone again.. Very bad optimised and build quality low.

    • MitsosDaBest
      May 15, 2015

      Trust me, there is nothing better at this price (<$190)! I was checking many reviews of Chinese phones for over 3 months and I ended up buying the ECOO… The Jiayu S3 is very ugly, people say the Gorilla Glass is fake (the screen is a cheap shit) and it has many problems… Elephone P3000S is not so good either… If you want, you can pay $30 more and get yourself an ugly Meizu which looks like an egg and with no SD card… =P

      The black bezel under the ECOO screen, I agree that is really bad… I wanted this ECOO in white but I finally ordered it in Blue, so I won't hate it because of the fat bezels… Geekbuying gave my ECOO to Post-NL on 13th May, so I hope I'll have it on my hands by the end of this month… =)

  2. Noname1919
    May 6, 2015

    It has amazing sound quality on video recording! Much better then galaxy s6. Never heard so clear and high frequency from phones. Does it really have good sound output from 3.5mm? Mediatek phones usually having so low volume and no clear sound at all. Like zopo. P3000s 64bit didnt have any impressive sound quality either. Well i will go for a p7000 instead of ecoo. But ecoo seems good. Dont like white version where you can see the screen boarders. On blue version they dissapear with the black front 🙂

    • overlord
      May 7, 2015

      Audio fix is Viper4Android, Can’t praise highly enough. Brings audio to new level. Check Headfi & XDA.

      • Rob
        May 7, 2015

        Never been able to get that to work and I’ve tried it on a couple of tablets and a few phones that have low audio, it never makes the slightest difference.

        • overlord
          May 7, 2015

          You have to be rooted & Busybox installed for it to work. Apps a Beast, Improved Clarity together with Subliminal Bass!

          • Rob
            May 7, 2015

            My tablet is rooted and I have Busybox installed, did absolutely NOTHING!

            • overlord
              May 7, 2015

              There’s a switch within app that you have to turn on for it to operate. You can also check it’s status to verify it’s operating. I installed on Ecoo E04 & volume is 1 click for decent volume when b4 I had to max to get decent output level. I’m using Viper4Androfrom ver 2340 from Playstore.

  3. Steve B
    May 6, 2015

    Have to agree, the Ecoo (2GB version) is my favourite device to hold. It’s not my main phone, that’s an Iuni U2, but if I want to browse the web or check mail I’ll swap to this one. Shame about the camera though.

  4. Minhaz Uddin
    May 6, 2015

    Affiliate marketing eh! sorry but better phones are available at that price

    • GmanNL
      May 7, 2015

      Why don’t you share your wisdom and mention those phones?
      Mine is on the way, quite happy with the features at the price I payed (180).

    • Guest
      May 7, 2015

      thats a good suggestion !

    • Minhaz Uddin
      May 7, 2015

      Elephone-P3000S by the real makers of Ecoo is a far far better choice in this price, with a better display and a camera. And if you don’t care for a finger print sensor, Jiayu S3 is the clear winner. Ecoos screen looks awful with that black border below. Don’t get me wrong, Aurora is a great phone for the price, but you can get a better deal with a few dollars here and there 🙂

    • GmanNL
      May 7, 2015

      The phones you mention have different (lesser) specs, besides the fingerprint scanner. The P3000s is a 5.0 inch phone. The Jiayu S3 has 2GB, but yeah could be a good alternative, for a few dollars more (and lesser specs). Ofcourse there are plenty better phones, for a few dollars more, but isn’t that exactly the point with Chinese phones? Get a lot of bang for your buck? I think this Ecoo does just that.

    • GmanNL
      May 7, 2015

      Yes ofcourse he has a good point there. But I can read between the lines 😉

    • Minhaz Uddin
      May 7, 2015

      Well p3000s has a 5 inch but it’s a lot better than the auroras display and also has a superior camera. Besides they both have the same 6752 soc. And jiayu 3gb is available in many places as low as $190. But at the end of the day if you are satisfied with the bordered display and the bad camera of the ecoo then it’s OK I think.

    • Yash Garg
      May 7, 2015

      Trust me when I say this, the review is 100% fair and no ad/sponsor/affiliate aspect is taken into account.

    • lildwell
      May 10, 2015

      I had the jiayu s3 and the ecoo e04. The s3 stopped charging after 3 months. They are essentially the same phone. I like the fingerprint scanner on the ecoo but the s3 was slightly snappier. The ecoo rom seem to be cleaner though. There were a couple of quirky bugs on the s3. The best part about the s3 compared to the e04 imo was that it was rooted out of the box.

    • MitsosDaBest
      May 16, 2015

      Trust me, there is nothing better at this price (<$190)! I was checking many reviews of Chinese phones for over 3 months and I ended up buying the ECOO… The Jiayu S3 is very ugly, people say the Gorilla Glass is fake (the screen is a cheap shit) and it has many problems… Elephone P3000S is not so good either… If you want, you can pay $30 more and get yourself an ugly Meizu which looks like an egg and with no SD card… =P

      The black bezel under the ECOO screen, I agree that is really bad… I wanted this ECOO in white but I finally ordered it in Blue, so I won't hate it because of the fat bezels… Geekbuying gave my ECOO to Post-NL on 13th May, so I hope I'll have it on my hands by the end of this month… =)

  5. Guest
    May 6, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • overlord
      May 7, 2015

      Audio fix is Viper4Android, Can’t praise highly enough. Brings audio to new level. Check Headfi & XDA.

    • Rob
      May 7, 2015

      Never been able to get that to work and I’ve tried it on a couple of tablets and a few phones that have low audio, it never makes the slightest difference.

    • overlord
      May 7, 2015

      You have to be rooted & Busybox installed for it to work. Apps a Beast, Improved Clarity together with Subliminal Bass!

    • Rob
      May 7, 2015

      My tablet is rooted and I have Busybox installed, did absolutely NOTHING!

    • overlord
      May 7, 2015

      There’s a switch within app that you have to turn on for it to operate. You can also check it’s status to verify it’s operating. I installed on Ecoo E04 & volume is 1 click for decent volume when b4 I had to max to get decent output level. I’m using Viper4Androfrom ver 2340 from Playstore.

  6. Steve B
    May 6, 2015

    Have to agree, the Ecoo (2GB version) is my favourite device to hold. It’s not my main phone, that’s an Iuni U2, but if I want to browse the web or check mail I’ll swap to this one. Shame about the camera though.

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    May 7, 2015

    The camera is a real b*tch slap for all the optimists , AGAIN!

    as per MLK ;
    “I have a Dream , that ONE DAY , Chinese phones under $200 price tag , will come equipped with KILLER CAMERAS”

  8. RobertNL
    May 7, 2015

    Just finished my review of the Bluboo X6 which is the same phone with different internals. Found to give it almost the same conclusion when it comes to quality and the fingerprintsensor.
    The sound comming from the mono speaker was loud enough to be honest (on my unit), the battery checks out to be 11wh hour on my unit.

  9. May 7, 2015

    It’s likely that Yash received a pre-production sample for review, since he got one before any shop had stock. Another hint towards that is that his phone ran a firmware version that usually doesn’t come pre-installed on the final product and can not be downloaded anywhere. That probably is the reason why his phone performed worse regarding screen, audio quality and camera compared to the device I received which is a final one shipped almost a month later.

    • Rob
      May 7, 2015

      So are you going to do an updated review of this phone? Would like to know if there have been improvements to the audio and camera in particular.

    • May 7, 2015

      Isn’t preproduction, checked with the people. It could be due to the ROM though – I’ll update mine and check.

      • May 7, 2015

        Then I don’t get why you claim the screen does look like a 720p one. The screen on mine is an excellent 1080p panel with the only flaw being the reddish tint. Something has to be different with your device.

  10. Guest
    May 7, 2015

    The camera is a real b*tch slap for all the optimists , AGAIN!

    as per MLK ;
    “I have a Dream , that ONE DAY , Chinese phones under $200 price tag , will come equipped with KILLER CAMERAS”

  11. RobertNL
    May 7, 2015

    Just finished my review of the Bluboo X6 which is the same phone with different internals. Found to give it almost the same conclusion when it comes to quality and the fingerprintsensor.
    The sound comming from the mono speaker was loud enough to be honest (on my unit), the battery checks out to be 11wh hour on my unit.

  12. Carlos T
    May 7, 2015

    i just wish they would make them for everyone, in latin america wcdm or 3g in 850mhz is a commonly used band. I think in certain parts of north america aswell, so why wouldnt Ecoo, jiayu, or elephones just build a bit more complete 3g operational range.

    The only one around with those specs that comes with all the bands is the kingzone z1 🙁

  13. iKosh
    May 7, 2015

    Th cheapest 3GB RAM phone is the Gionee E7.

    • Steven Fox
      May 7, 2015

      Also has a great camera. The best camera phones with 3GB of ram are the E7 and the Jiayu S3 – period.

      • Kapello Mg
        July 27, 2015

        it’s a little cheaper than the Ecoo, it’s much uglier (subjective. though the build quality is probably worse as well) it performs worse, thicker, battery (spec-wise) is worse and non-removable, no memory card slot, what was better about it again? Genuinely curious btw. (also the one cheaper than the Ecoo comes with 2GB RAM if I’m not mistaking?) I’m probably buying the Ecoo when I get my next paycheck, any other suggestions that are worth taking a look at?

  14. Christopher Straßer
    May 7, 2015

    It’s likely that Yash received a pre-production sample for review, since he got one before any shop had stock. Another hint towards that is that his phone ran a firmware version that usually doesn’t come pre-installed on the final product and can not be downloaded anywhere. That probably is the reason why his phone performed worse regarding screen, audio quality and camera compared to the device I received which is a final one shipped almost a month later.

    • Rob
      May 7, 2015

      So are you going to do an updated review of this phone? Would like to know if there have been improvements to the audio and camera in particular.

    • Christopher Straßer
      May 7, 2015

      Check out my review over there and compare to Yash results: http://chinamobilemag.com/ecoo-e04-plus-review/

    • Yash Garg
      May 7, 2015

      Isn’t preproduction, checked with the people. It could be due to the ROM though – I’ll update mine and check.

    • Yash Garg
      May 7, 2015

      If I find any differences, I’ll add them as an update here.

    • Christopher Straßer
      May 7, 2015

      Then I don’t get why you claim the screen does look like a 720p one. The screen on mine is an excellent 1080p panel with the only flaw being the reddish tint. Something has to be different with your device.

  15. Carlos T
    May 7, 2015

    i just wish they would make them for everyone, in latin america wcdm or 3g in 850mhz is a commonly used band. I think in certain parts of north america aswell, so why wouldnt Ecoo, jiayu, or elephones just build a bit more complete 3g operational range.

    The only one around with those specs that comes with all the bands is the kingzone z1 🙁

  16. iKosh
    May 7, 2015

    Th cheapest 3GB RAM phone is the Gionee E7.

    • Steven Fox
      May 7, 2015

      Also has a great camera. The best camera phones with 3GB of ram are the E7 and the Jiayu S3 – period.

  17. Ştefănescu Liviu
    May 7, 2015

    Mine is on plane to Romania 🙂
    Waiting to see how good it is or I will sell it and buy a used note3 for a little more money

    • careeste
      May 7, 2015

      cine iti cumpara ecoo asta in romanica? mai bine luai note 3.

  18. Ştefănescu Liviu
    May 7, 2015

    Mine is on plane to Romania 🙂
    Waiting to see how good it is or I will sell it and buy a used note3 for a little more money

    • careeste
      May 7, 2015

      cine iti cumpara ecoo asta in romanica? mai bine luai note 3.

  19. Richard, Chinatech25
    May 7, 2015

    I’ll get one to test but again it seems like there are issues with the GPS which I can not accept.

  20. Richard, Chinatech25
    May 7, 2015

    I’ll get one to test but again it seems like there are issues with the GPS which I can not accept.

  21. May 8, 2015

    Thanks for the detailed review, Yash! Too bad for the low audio volume, otherwise this could be a real winner!

    • May 8, 2015

      Cheers @arinium:disqus. Will be flashing the new update today, lets see how that goes.

  22. arinium
    May 8, 2015

    Thanks for the detailed review, Yash! Too bad for the low audio volume, otherwise this could be a real winner!

    • Yash Garg
      May 8, 2015

      Cheers @arinium:disqus. Will be flashing the new update today, lets see how that goes.

  23. Keith Liu
    May 8, 2015

    Thanks for the nice review Yash. I’ve had heating issues with the Ecoo E04, running a firmware dated 150410 – did you feel that the phone became severely warm when playing games or multi-tasking?

  24. Keith Liu
    May 8, 2015

    Thanks for the nice review Yash. I’ve had heating issues with the Ecoo E04, running a firmware dated 150410 – did you feel that the phone became severely warm when playing games or multi-tasking?

  25. vaporware
    May 9, 2015

    I am ready to make the buy on one of 3 phones:
    -Ecco E04 Plus Aurora 3GB-with the Kung Fu grip(it goes by so many names)
    -Lenovo K3 Note
    -Jiayu S3

    One of the most important factors is sound quality, without any 3rd party app amplificationdistortion.
    The review and comments(all excellent) here for the Ecco E04 Plus are leaning me towards looking at my other 2 phone choices with greater consideration.
    Has anyone done a hands on comparison of the phones mention?

    • lildwell
      May 13, 2015

      I’ve had both they jiayu s3 and the ecoo e04. Sound quality is pretty much the same. The ecoo starts to lag a little after having it on for a while but a reboot fixes that. The Jiayu takes about 4 hours to charge while the ecoo takes half the time. I honestly prefer the jiayu over the ecoo but it stopped charging after 3 months. Hopefully the ecoo holds up.

  26. vaporware
    May 10, 2015

    I am ready to make the buy on one of 3 phones:
    -Ecco E04 Plus Aurora 3GB-with the Kung Fu grip(it goes by so many names)
    -Lenovo K3 Note
    -Jiayu S3

    One of the most important factors is sound quality, without any 3rd party app amplificationdistortion.
    The review and comments(all excellent) here for the Ecco E04 Plus are leaning me towards looking at my other 2 phone choices with greater consideration.
    Has anyone done a hands on comparison of the phones mention?

    • lildwell
      May 13, 2015

      I’ve had both they jiayu s3 and the ecoo e04. Sound quality is pretty much the same. The ecoo starts to lag a little after having it on for a while but a reboot fixes that. The Jiayu takes about 4 hours to charge while the ecoo takes half the time. I honestly prefer the jiayu over the ecoo but it stopped charging after 3 months. Hopefully the ecoo holds up.

  27. Cillian Glackin
    May 10, 2015

    Does this work in ireland???
    I have been trying to find out for ages

  28. Cillian Glackin
    May 10, 2015

    Does this work in ireland???
    I have been trying to find out for ages

  29. lildwell
    May 10, 2015

    Is there any news of a 7 inch mtk 6752 device in production?

  30. lildwell
    May 10, 2015

    Is there any news of a 7 inch mtk 6752 device in production?

  31. MitsosDaBest
    May 15, 2015

    I don’t know why you ‘re saying that the Speakers are bad… Many other reviewers say that the Speakers are good and that the Screen is amazing! Maybe the phone they sent to you has problems…

  32. MitsosDaBest
    May 16, 2015

    I don’t know why you ‘re saying that the Speakers are bad… Many other reviewers say that the Speakers are good and that the Screen is amazing! Maybe the phone they sent to you has problems…

  33. йц
    May 21, 2015

    ёбаный насос!!! Охуенный тел.

  34. йц
    May 21, 2015

    Кирдык вашей америке!!! УЕБАНЫ)))))

  35. йц
    May 21, 2015
  36. йц
    May 21, 2015

    ёбаный насос!!! Охуенный тел.

  37. йц
    May 21, 2015

    Кирдык вашей америке!!! УЕБАНЫ)))))

  38. йц
    May 21, 2015
  39. sisi77
    May 26, 2015

    this phone looks pretty, I do not find it so bad compared to other smartphones. beautiful presentation, the phone is nice especially for the price.

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  40. sisi77
    May 26, 2015

    this phone looks pretty, I do not find it so bad compared to other smartphones. beautiful presentation, the phone is nice especially for the price.

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  41. ErikStill
    June 6, 2015

    hmm, i guess you can pick up an extra battery for this phone for like 15 bucks, and even if chargetimes are a little slower ont this phone, so batteries, or a powerbank would be working nicely i guess:) im seriously considering this actually for replacing my iphone 4S…

  42. ErikStill
    June 6, 2015

    hmm, i guess you can pick up an extra battery for this phone for like 15 bucks, and even if chargetimes are a little slower ont this phone, so batteries, or a powerbank would be working nicely i guess:) im seriously considering this actually for replacing my iphone 4S…

  43. willy
    September 6, 2015

    The BIGGEST reason NOT to buy this phone: I emailed ecoo.hk to ask what camera sensor they are using in this phone and to confirm whether it has Glonass and they emailed back that they couldn’t tell me anything other than what is listed on their website. Two SIMPLE questions, neither of which are on their website. Talk about customer service! This is the biggest reason why I won’t buy it and I’ll tell anyone who asks not to buy it.

  44. Guest
    September 6, 2015

    The BIGGEST reason NOT to buy this phone: I emailed ecoo.hk to ask what camera sensor they are using in this phone and to confirm whether it has Glonass and they emailed back that they couldn’t tell me anything other than what is listed on their website. Two SIMPLE questions, neither of which are on their website. Talk about customer service! This is the biggest reason why I won’t buy it and I’ll tell anyone who asks not to buy it.

  45. Hameed
    October 23, 2015

    Where can i find replacement screen for ecoo e04 aurora plus

    • Steve B
      November 3, 2015

      search aliexpress

  46. Hameed
    October 23, 2015

    Where can i find replacement screen for ecoo e04 aurora plus

    • Steve B
      November 4, 2015

      search aliexpress

  47. ksafan0
    December 7, 2015

    I now have second thoughts of buying the phone because of bad speaker/audio. Too bad.

  48. ksafan0
    December 7, 2015

    I now have second thoughts of buying the phone because of bad speaker/audio. Too bad.