The Winners are: Your chance to win a Meizu MX5 or Bamboo OPO with GizChina Shop


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And the winners are!

We had a great response to the giveaway with over 270 comments from GizChina fans. There were a lot of nominations for the winners but 2 names kept coming up thanks to their great community spirit those winners are:

  • MaxPower
  • Balcobomber25

Congratulations guys! The contest is now closed!

As you may already know, we are building up to the launch of our new store this coming Monday (13th July) with daily phone giveaways. This weekend we have 2 great phones to win.

All week on our GizChina Shop Facebook page we have been asking fans to get involved with our new community for a chance to win a phone. Winners were chosen at random, but for this weekend we have decided to try something a little different.

GizChina regulars in the comments and forms will no doubt have noticed a few outspoken voices. Maybe they were giving advice, helping to answer a question or giving their own informative view of an article. Whatever their comment mightΒ be there are always a few voices we expect to see in each article.

This giveaway is a chance to award those fans and the prize is either a Bamboo Edition OPO or Meizu MX5!

What we would like readers to do this weekend is simply comment on this post as to which active GizChina reader you think should win one of these fantastic phones. If you have seen a reader in every post commenting in the past tell us who it was below!

Updated Rules To Make Things Clearer

  • Active fans are those who are ALREADY active on the site, NOT new members spamming the comments hoping to win. We want to award the people who keep GizChina going.
  • Nominate GizChina.com and GizChina Core group members.
  • Comment below this article not on Facebook.
  • You can vote for more than one reader.
  • To vote simply post the username of the commenter below with a short reason why you think they should win.
  • We will choose either the people with the most votes, or if there is no clear winner we will choose who we think deserves to win.
  • Comments that do not nominate someone will be removed to keep it clear and easy to manage.
  • Anyone mentioning begging / using friend groups, etc., willΒ be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced over on the GizChina Shop Facebook page on Monday.

There are already a few names which I imagine we are going to see nominated, I just hope that some of our loyal fans will win one of these killer Chinese phones. Good luck and have fun.

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649 Comments

  1. Rak Ramozano
    July 11, 2015

    Meizu MX5

    • July 11, 2015

      Not sure you read the rules.

      • mf1gt3r
        July 11, 2015

        Commenting is done at the shop’s fb page right?

        • July 11, 2015

          No, you should nominate someone you want to win who is an active member of the GizChina.com community, not post what phone you want or why you want a phone. This giveaway is to reward loyal readers.

          • mf1gt3r
            July 11, 2015

            thanks.

      • Rak Ramozano
        July 13, 2015

        Yes, sir I don’t know the rule. I missed the giveaway…

  2. Tushar Ganeriwal
    July 11, 2015

    http://Www.GizChina.com is amazing site. I have read a blog that you are going to start a SHOP.GIZChINA.com All the best for it! I want to win Meizu MX5 Because I am want to become a geek.. This phone will be very useful to me. I will upload a UNBOXING, REVIEW and more videos on youtube and will definetly Credit gizchina.com for this.

    Why I Love this?
    5.5 inches FULL HD DISPLAY <3
    3 GB ram for MULTI TASKING <3 as a gamer it will help me..
    I am very passionate about Photography. It's 20.7MP will help me a lot. <3
    Selfie is <3 5MP cam <3
    And it looks very beautiful and premium piece.

    I want to win This awesome contest. Participated in all contests Hope to win this awesome contest πŸ™‚

    • preeti anand
      July 11, 2015

      nice

    • Pralayasimha yedida
      July 11, 2015

      nice

      • Tushar Ganeriwal
        July 11, 2015

        Thanks

    • preeti anand
      July 11, 2015

      very nice answer given by him

    • rakesh kumar
      July 11, 2015

      Great

    • Tushar Ganeriwal
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot!

    • Rj Lavish Patni
      July 11, 2015

      Tushar Ganeriwal is loyal reader and most active member on page and Website as well.. πŸ™‚
      All the very best bro (y)
      Hope u win..

      • iKosh
        July 11, 2015

        In which page or Website he’s the most active?
        Not Gizchina.com for sure.

  3. Levered
    July 11, 2015

    I’m silent reader Gizchina, and i dominated Muhammed Yaser to deserve to win this phones. He good about comment any gizchina thread, and i hope he will win.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Dominated or nominated? lol

      • Levered
        July 13, 2015

        LOL…sorry for typo….

  4. Luca
    July 11, 2015

    What about other domains of gizchina? I just comment on the domain of my native language as i feel more comfortable with, it’s a pity they don’t run such giveaways πŸ™

    I vote for balcobomber25 πŸ˜‰

    • Andrea Verdi
      July 11, 2015

      yep, same for me, you have my vote

    • Giacomo De Angeli
      July 11, 2015

      it seems we are not lucky as we can’t speak english my friend, rules aren’t clear, can i nominate you?

    • Luca
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks guys, but i just try to help when i have some free time, nothing special actually πŸ˜€ i just know a bit of chinese so i can translate something if i see it πŸ˜›

    • Boschi
      July 11, 2015

      cool, you helped me once

      • Boschi
        July 11, 2015

        my vote is for you too πŸ˜‰ @Luca

    • Tommy
      July 11, 2015

      gizchina.it votes for you man ! Luca

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      I have seen your comments here before.

    • Perick
      July 11, 2015

      In Italy we are far behind in terms of technology so is important your work for import tech news by chinese to our country. Yo man! You are my votes

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      Mario Contri has run giveaways in the past.

  5. Rak Ramozano
    July 11, 2015

    I hope I can win the Meizu MX5 is new smartphone of Meizu, The display of the Meizu MX5 is only 1.3mm thin, the thinnest in the whole history of Meizu! I love it with big camera….

  6. monkeytree
    July 11, 2015

    @Andi It’s a great idea to reward regular contributors, but I’m afraid you’re not very specific here. Are you referring to people who are active on the website, in the FB groups or both? Bear in mind that the same people use different usernames in Disqus and FB (I do, anyway). Where should the names of the candidates be posted? On this website (gizchina.com)? Or on one of the 2 FB groups?

    • monkeytree
      July 11, 2015

      Besides all of that, there also seem to be some Gizchina sites in for instance German and Italian. Are contributors from those sites also eligible?

      • July 11, 2015

        Sorry this is only for GizChina.com, the other sites are not included.

      • monkeytree
        July 11, 2015

        Ok, that’s clear

    • monkeytree
      July 11, 2015

      Anyway, I like to nominate Gizchina’s own Statler & Waldorf: Messieurs MaxPower and Balcobomber25

      • MaxPower
        July 11, 2015

        merci beaucoup

    • July 11, 2015

      I think it is pretty clear I was referring to GizChina.com site commenters, but I am happy to accept nominations from the Core Group too πŸ˜€

      • mf1gt3r
        July 11, 2015

        ok..thanks for clarification.

  7. Zayyad Tariq
    July 11, 2015

    Yasemin Rao
    Active member in my selection πŸ™‚

  8. Mridul S Kaimal
    July 11, 2015

    im sorry but im not familiar with anyone here on threads. but if anas and sahin is here i would like to vote for them. they helped me out a lot during these short few days. so i think they deserve it . All the best for everyone contesting . πŸ™‚

  9. Mido Max
    July 11, 2015

    sorry .. but very Bad Rules !!!

  10. rakesh kumar
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for tushar Ganeriwal

    • Tushar Ganeriwal
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot bro πŸ™‚

  11. preeti anand
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for @tusharganeriwal:disqus

  12. Babidi
    July 11, 2015

    I have been visiting GizChina for the past 5 months because I have been looking for a phone and the daily updates of the Mobile world allowed me to choose the phone I was looking for.

    There is no doubt that when it comes to Chinese phones there is almost no sites which comes close to Gizchina’s accuracy and promptness. Keep up the good work.

  13. calvin greene
    July 11, 2015

    Hey Gizchina , I loved coming to Gizchina for help on purchasing my next phones, now with a shop its going to be so much better, I’m not a very lucky person when it comes to mobile phones , they always end up giving up on me. πŸ™
    If you do decide to choose me as a winner , I will upload an Unboxing Video and a Full in depth Review onto Youtube and my blog.
    Thanks very much for all the good work !!
    Calvin Greene from Ireland

  14. Anas Ahmad
    July 11, 2015

    I nominate Paap Mrittu from Gizchina Core.
    He is an active member and contributes a lot to the group. Surely deserves to win. πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man though I won’t win.

  15. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    Dont know if am to comment here or on the FB page. However i vote Muhammed Yasir and errr Balcobomber** guy. Reasons: very active, make reasonable comments and are usually unbiased.

  16. Adam Irvine
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself.

    Because 18months ago I had never heard of Disqus before and now I’ve got 257 upvotes on it because of GizChina.

    Maybe there should be more but I guess I display rather controversial views of things sometimes that aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but hey, that’s why we comment right? To put across our own view on the subject…

    πŸ™‚

    Either way, I love visiting here every few hours a day to check up on the latest from China and I’ll continue to even when I don’t particularly need to buy a phone!

    It’s all interesting stuff!

    • pa5t1s
      July 11, 2015

      Yep, you have my vote πŸ˜‰

  17. michael joshua pabia
    July 11, 2015

    Not really sure how to respond to this giveaway but I have some thoughts. You guys should be targeting potential buyers. You’ve been giving away stuff all week and people really love that. It makes you a ‘generous’ etailer. Active readers aren’t likely to be customers in the future in my opinion. If you really want conversions, maybe you guys could just giveaway discount coupons for these readers to use and shop in your store. A $200-$500 coupon would be nice. I have faith in Chinese etailers. I bought from Alibaba and Gearbest before. You should sell the entire system (the store, shipping, customer service, handling and all) and give them the full shopping experience when the GizChina shop is launched. If you have faith in your system, this will likely yield better results than just giving away stuff. Certainly this is not a winning comment but I hope this helps. As a consumer and shopper myself, I certainly love having more etailers out there. More competition, better for us buyers =)

    • July 11, 2015

      Who are you voting for??

      • michael joshua pabia
        July 11, 2015

        wasn’t really thinking of voting but since you asked, I’ll vote for @Phenom965:disqus

      • mf1gt3r
        July 11, 2015

        Is this where we are to vote? or on fb?

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Did somebody asked you for advice?

      • michael joshua pabia
        July 12, 2015

        Did I ask for your opinion? I said that to help this organization. I’m not here to win this giveaway like you

  18. Xythiii
    July 11, 2015

    2 years ago i bought a ztev987 surfing the web led me to a good review site gizchina.com since then I do read gizchina every day…i have seen every unboxing video and reviews, leaks i’ve become a real addict…keep up the good work guys…

    • July 11, 2015

      Who are you voting for?

  19. Prasad Arbuj
    July 11, 2015

    I vot Andi Sykes i here from many people’s he is very good gay. And i always thinking about good people. I following him last 2.5 years. He may not be remaber me but due to his review i purchased UMI x2 which is still working good ( only battery issue)

    • July 11, 2015

      LOL, thanks but you can’t vote for me :p

      • Prasad Arbuj
        July 11, 2015

        Ok then i vote shiva sharma he is my good internet Friend. If i can vote more than one than pls consider my vote for hardik ahir, pankaj vyaghra, paresh Nilavar, rakesh jain thanks

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      I think you meant guy and not gay, Unless you did mean gay which is cool. Might an innocent typo like Andi’s constant typos that I keep correcting,

      • Prasad Arbuj
        July 11, 2015

        Sorry for bad english but intention is most important

  20. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    There is a problem. Our names on gizchina site usually differs from that of the gizchinacore. E.g Mf1gt3r = Chukumaru Ferrario Odogwu.

    • July 11, 2015

      Write both but make it clear if the names are from here or the core group

      • mf1gt3r
        July 11, 2015

        Ok. Thanks

  21. Evgenij Nebotov
    July 11, 2015

    hope someone can vouch for me on this site, however my personal vote is for Oussama Tajjiou, that was a very graceful deed.

    love everything about the MX5 and would be mostly happy, if i would win it. from flyme and full-metal jacket as they say to the very system of using physical home button and screen unlock without power button , i envy and drool over Meizu MX5.

    • Π•Π²Π³Π΅Π½ΠΈΠΉ Лисица
      July 11, 2015

      My vote for Evgenij Nebotov.

    • ΠšΡƒΠ»ΠΈΠΊΠΎΠ²Π° ΠœΠ°Ρ€ΠΈΠ½Π°
      July 11, 2015

      My vote for Evgenij Nebotov.

  22. July 11, 2015

    The only name I can remember is airyl.
    And fwiw I just lost 2 phones xshot and umi zero, so someone vote for me for an MX 5 ))

    • Airyl
      July 11, 2015

      You can’t vote for me unfortunately, I’m a writer now, but thanks!

      I vote for Peter Pain. πŸ™‚

  23. balcobomber25
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir and Maxpower!

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      Hahaha. Good choice.

    • Chico MigraΓ±a
      July 11, 2015

      I said that a lot of times (just changed muy facebook name for the giveaway – Ricardo Alonso- ), but Yasir must win so he never complaint anymore about the high prices hahaha (Yasir u know I am kidding, I know taxes are worse than my country). So Good luck.

  24. Andy Chan
    July 11, 2015

    i think Paap Mrittu and anas ahmad.
    and maybe MaxPower.
    keep seeing their names in many articles

    • Andy Chan
      July 11, 2015

      but i won’t mind becoming one of the winner πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man

      • Andy Chan
        July 12, 2015

        you deserved it

  25. Naw Heey
    July 11, 2015

    Ever since i first bought my mlais m52 few months ago, i’ve been very into chinese gadgets. I’ve spent days & nights on gizchina. The names that i can recall from the back of my mind are balcobomber25 & Muhammad Yasir. But as i said, i have just been actively reading these few months, so i do not know if they have been active for years or new commenters :p or MaxPower, Michael Ogbonnaya…
    Probably there are others more deserving… but those with display pictures are easier to recall… …

    • July 12, 2015

      At least one person remembered me here. Thanks Bro.

      • pa5t1s
        July 12, 2015

        I do remember you too… although I forgot your name πŸ˜‰ My vote goes to you too

  26. preeti anand
    July 11, 2015

    I want to win Meizu MX5 Because as i read your blogg there are many things which i can add into it to make it going you tube videos n review of people give more impact on it bcz ppl believe what they see n read from others experiences so in this way i can make it more growing n in future its can become more popular i will put its advantages n compare others with it which will definitely attract others n we can get more fan following n customers both

    Why I love this there are many things which makes me fallen in love with it at first sight

    here m mentioning it

    1. 3 GB ram best for gaming n i love to download n play games so m quite exciting about it

    2. 3 5MP cam being a girl m a selfie lover use to click it with my family n besties in different poses so i love this feature lot

    3. 5.5 INCHES DISPLAY OMG its like ice on cake best feature which everyone dream to have it in phone

    4. I love its sleek n trendy design which fascinate me towards it simply stunning looks

    Last but not the least being my first love n my dream phone i wish to win this n as giving my best so i think m deserving rest dear team you are more experienced than me so i trust you fingers crossed n hats off to u for launching it with latest technology n brilliant features it shows how creative you guys are unique points about your brand as well πŸ™‚

    • Er Nirmal Singh
      July 11, 2015

      Awesome πŸ™‚ ATB

  27. Nithin K Jose
    July 11, 2015

    Am a old loyal fan of http://www.GizChina.com ! Am a silent reader of your blog! Am read your blog about your new website (shop.gizchina.com) all the very best for you!!! Hope it launch soon! Now am so happy with this awesome giveaway news , Meizu MX5 and OPO is awsome smartphone in worldwide! Wish to win one of this dream smartphone!

    This will help me to capture awsome images and videos ! I love these two phones. Because it looks awsome and premium price

    The 3GB RAM will help me to multitasking

    20.7 MP camera will help to capture mind-blowing image’s and 5 MP front cam make me a Selfie Freake !!

    The 5.5 FULL HD display help me to watch HD videos and awsome gaming experience!

    16GB internal memory help me to save big files and movies!!

    3150mAh battery gives me long life performance !

    I want Meizu MX5 because
    technically, this is the phone with top specifications and extraordinary OS,
    theoretically, its the best bargain when price to features are compared,
    logically, I want to win this contest. πŸ˜›

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      This isn’t the contest. It is for people who visit this site regularly and participate. Telling why you want/deserve the phone is a waste of time that is on the FB page.

      • Nithin K Jose
        July 11, 2015

        If you deserve, you will win.

      • Nithin K Jose
        July 11, 2015

        FB page is worldwide!!! Everyone can see new post!!! Site is not like that!!! If you like to join here. .Then continue!!! I will participate!! And will keep my fb sharing πŸ™‚

        • July 11, 2015

          It has nothing to do with Facebook, you comment here.

          • Nithin K Jose
            July 11, 2015

            Am Allready posted my cmmt πŸ™‚ if you like my cmmt. Then do one Vote for me πŸ™‚

        • iKosh
          July 12, 2015

          Then go back to facebook.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Idiot!

  28. preeti anand
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for myself @preeti_anand:disqus

    • Kamlesh Bharti
      July 11, 2015

      Vote to preeti anand

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Good for you.

  29. Chickens
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for these guys
    balcobomber25
    Remi SΓΆderberg
    csak1user
    Marco Lancaster
    Jeep – because he’s verified

    also Muhammad Yasir – please add free shipping if he wins

  30. Mahesh Shrestha
    July 11, 2015

    I read everyday the Gizchina’s post but not here directly as I prefer reading via Drippler and World Tech News apps so I barely get to comment! SO I am not aware about the active reader commenters but I guess Tajjiou being generous last time in Gizchina Core group page,he certainly deserves one of the phone!

  31. Steve B
    July 11, 2015

    The one and only Muhammed Yasir, in fact give him both phones .
    Anyone mentioning their own name / begging / using friend groups, etc., should be disqualified.

    • July 11, 2015

      I’ll add those rules thanks πŸ˜€

      • Cpaun
        July 11, 2015

        Not sure it’s “politically correct” to disqualify self votes. After all it’s democratic to vote for yourself, and it should be allowed. I’m following Gizchina for years, and since then all my phones were Chinese, aquired based on Andi’s reviews (and not only). Although I don’t write too many comments, I think I deserve… Don’t worry, I’m not gonna vote for myself πŸ™‚ Instead I’ll vote MaxPower, just because I like his avatar :p

        • MaxPower
          July 11, 2015

          thanks

  32. July 11, 2015

    With all due respect @Gizchina:disqus , these kinds of “contest” makes me cringe. Even with all its advantages, kick-starting the cores group on FB and engaging with the users from the site – It’s hard to see so many adults begging for free stuff. It only starts a avalanche of spammy comments, unuseful links and people screaming to be choosen. Only now, “long” after the giver away is over, and the dust have settled, I find the core group usefull and with users actually engaging with the community and each other.

    I get why, and I also see the results. The many views are finally translating into people making them self heard. I just wish it would be more open discussions on the subject of Chinese tech and exchanging experiences. Rather than this.

    Anyway, that’s just my humble opinion. And in the end, if it helps out the site, I’m all for it. I just wish there was a way to achieve same goals with the usual random pick among entries.

    Keep up the good work. All the best – Kasper

    • July 11, 2015

      Did you read the rules? This is designed to reward loyal fans, in no way will this help grow our FB etc.

      • July 11, 2015

        I did, and I know. And you’r right. This may not be the place to state my opinion on the matter. But thats just what came to mind after reading the article/contest. I sincerely do not mean any disrespect, so please, don’t take it the wrong way.

        • July 11, 2015

          I’m not upset I just don’t think you understand the rules and aim of the giveaway

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      This is a different animal than the FB giveaways. This has nothing to do with growing the site or attracting new audiences. Those are what the FB giveaways are for (and it is a smart marketing plan!). This contest is a reward for those of us who helped to grow this site into what it is today. There is a core group of us who have become a small happy and sometimes dysfunctional family of Chinese tech lovers. Andi and Yash are simply trying to reward the family.

      • Rob
        July 11, 2015

        I second that, every time there is a giveaway a load of new faces appear out of the wood work. As has already been said, Andi and Co all know who is and isn’t active here. Good luck to whoever wins πŸ™‚

  33. Subash Chander
    July 11, 2015

    I VOTE FOR @preeti_anand:disqus

  34. vicksun
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for MaxPower and balcobomber25 simply because they really deserve it πŸ˜€

  35. July 11, 2015

    I’m a passionated reader of your site…but I don’t always write comments. I’m just curious of chinese phones…because they are better and better then in the past…but never be so brave to buy one of them. This could be a good chance to persuade me to use them :). I’ll vote for my friend Michael Joshua Pabia @najirion ! Thanks for the contest GizChina.com and GizChina !

  36. Ron Tikva
    July 11, 2015

    Paap Mrittu – you have my vote brother.

    Everyone, to make it easy for Andi, please write short messages starting with the name of the nominee. No life stories, no heartbreaking childhood traumas. πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man.

  37. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    @balcobomber25 and @muhammed yasir.
    Best fans i’ve seen here.

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      Really – you don’t remember my sarcastic comments?

    • July 11, 2015

      Dont know what to say to you.

      • mf1gt3r
        July 12, 2015

        Michael Ogbonnaya…for Meizu mx5……reason, hes been an active contributor and the only person that remembered MF1GT3R. Funny that i myself couldnt rake in a single vote, not even as Chukumaru Ferrario Odogwu at gizchinacore. But dont feel bad bro. Ive never expected much from these thaings.

        • July 12, 2015

          It’s not really necessary for you to nominate me. You’ve already made your “HONEST” choices.

          • mf1gt3r
            July 12, 2015

            Your comment was a reminder i needed that reminder but earlier on. Its never to late man.

  38. Noname1919
    July 11, 2015

    Balcobomber should Win. Very active and Nice talking to.

  39. Nibin Surya
    July 11, 2015

    I think nithin k jose will win!!

  40. Abhi Jayant Urf Aj
    July 11, 2015

    Vote for MYSELF as i am silent reader and i always share GIZCHINA posts and i never show off that i am too hard fan because i believe to do work at your best GOD will definitely GIFT you some day.

  41. Giannis Souliotis
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for me! I always follow gizchina, gizchina core and I join every action! I hope to be lucky, thanks for the chance either..! πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      This has nothing to do with luck, the prize will be given for contributions in this comunity.

  42. Dragonet
    July 11, 2015

    @disqus_tyMHFvu6S7:disqus I’m new here on disqus but my vote goes to him, he helped a lot in the gizchina.it domain, even helped to improve and create many reviews! i hope the domain won’t be a problem, after all, you all are colleagues right? ^^

  43. Andrew P
    July 11, 2015

    Probably not a way to win the contest, but I am voting for myself.

    I visit GizChina few times a day, and I am extremely interested in what this website is publishing. Usually my posts are calculated criticism, and that’s why I got way more points than posts.

    Keep up the good work guys, it is always nice to see the communication between readers and redactors.

  44. Pedro
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Tushar Ganeriwal!! Best luck to you and for the others who have the chance to get one of this two top smartphones πŸ™‚ Thanks Gizchina.com for your reviews and i’ll buy the mx5 from your store πŸ˜‰

  45. Drits
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25, it’s always interesting to read his comments.

  46. Alaa
    July 11, 2015

    These are highend phones i’m not used to them, no thanks.

  47. sinnerz2000
    July 11, 2015

    I’m not sure who to nominate as I wasn’t active on the forums, I used to only comment on g+ and fb post and on gizchina.com articles. May the worthy person win.

  48. Gian
    July 11, 2015

    @disqus_tyMHFvu6S7:disqus for the help on our domain, he’s on gizchina core too so i think he’s eligible πŸ˜‰

  49. skritter
    July 11, 2015

    Luca, keep up the good work

  50. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    July 11, 2015

    Vote for @balcobomber25:disqus..pretty consistent visitor on this page as far as i can remember.Its tough to recollect all his opinions but most of them have been elaborate,logical and vote for @Arun Subramanian ( myself) who has practically visited gizchina everyday and have seen transitions in chinese phones industry from Jiayu G3 to the latest flagship MX5.

  51. Suleyman
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir . He has been a loyal reader for a long time

  52. Anonymous
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25.

  53. Tremaine Underwood
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25, he is the best commenter here. Can we vote for the ones who piss people off as well and you can send them a boobie prize of some sort πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 11, 2015

      Yeah, like the doogee iron bone or the landvo s6. That would be a punishment.

      • Tremaine Underwood
        July 11, 2015

        Exactly make them suffer πŸ˜‰

      • balcobomber25
        July 11, 2015

        Ill send them my Doogee Turbo 2014 possible the worst phone I have ever owned or used.

  54. tarik
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself as I dont know anyone and dont read almost pointless comments so I cant know anyone nor does anyone knows me as I commented maybe two times on this website. Im daily visitor on this website for over a year and on these terms I dont even qualify. Spamming comments happens here, on fb pages and everywhere.

  55. Tizz
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @balcobomber25:disqus because his comments are always interesting and without him I don’t think Gizhina would be the same!

  56. Tadej
    July 11, 2015

    I am voting for Blessed Amoateng, he is active on Gizchina Core and Gizchina Shop!

    • Tadej
      July 11, 2015

      @disqus_5lBkYLQRRP:disqus, here is my vote for you!

  57. Vaibhav Jain
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Vinay BeatMaker

    • Vinay BeatMaker
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks dear πŸ™‚

  58. Sarthak Dey
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Tushar Ganeriwal

  59. Pierloop
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Luca, thank you for the big help !

  60. Vinay BeatMaker
    July 11, 2015

    Since long I have been trying hard in online contests. I have never won something big. I am using Nokia E5 phone since 3 years which I got from my elder sister and now everything has become outdated in this phone. I never asked my parents for new phone because I am from a middle class family and they can’t afford to buy me a phone.

    I am technology lover and I like surfing for technical thing over the internet. Honestly, I love chinese brands because they are always excellent value for money.

    I saw gizchina.com about a year ago and I have bookmarked it in my phone. I check regularly for updates, news and reviews. I hope that I win something from here. It can really change my life.

    Whoever be the winner, I want to take this opportunity to thank Andy Sykes, gizchina.com and Disqus for always keeping me updated πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So, what should we do? Make a charity for you? Your storry would be more appealing if you’d say that you live in a orphanage and work in a coalmine twenty hours a day. Then you would definitely get my vote.

  61. European Citizen
    July 11, 2015

    Muhammad Yasir, I summon thee! You have my nomination for being an active member of the community.

  62. pa5t1s
    July 11, 2015

    Andi, I’m totally satisfied that you somehow change the *rules* of these giveaways… Last weeks were nothing but Facebook’s spam and i’ m glad it’s over for ever. I won’t ask or beg anything… Just say i had pleasant exchanges with Max Power, Balcomber, Michael and others… I’m following some, being followed by others…

  63. Rak Ramozano
    July 11, 2015

    Meizu MX5

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Not sure you read the rules.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      Commenting is done at the shop’s fb page right?

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      No, you should nominate someone you want to win who is an active member of the GizChina.com community, not post what phone you want or why you want a phone. This giveaway is to reward loyal readers.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      thanks.

    • Rak Ramozano
      July 13, 2015

      Yes, sir I don’t know the rule. I missed the giveaway…

  64. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Tushar Ganeriwal
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot!

    • Rj Lavish Patni
      July 11, 2015

      Tushar Ganeriwal is loyal reader and most active member on page and Website as well.. πŸ™‚
      All the very best bro (y)
      Hope u win..

    • iKosh
      July 11, 2015

      In which page or Website he’s the most active?
      Not

    • iKosh
      July 11, 2015

      for sure.

  65. Levered
    July 11, 2015

    I’m silent reader Gizchina, and i dominated Muhammed Yaser to deserve to win this phones. He good about comment any gizchina thread, and i hope he will win.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Dominated or nominated? lol

    • Levered
      July 13, 2015

      LOL…sorry for typo….

  66. Fly agaric
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Muhammad Yasir and Maxpower and balcobomber25 – it’s impossible to select only one of them πŸ˜‰
    They’re always here.

  67. Luca
    July 11, 2015

    What about other domains of gizchina? I just comment on the domain of my native language as i feel more comfortable with, it’s a pity they don’t run such giveaways πŸ™

    I vote for balcobomber25 πŸ˜‰

    • Andrea Verdi
      July 11, 2015

      yep, same for me, you have my vote

    • Giacomo De Angeli
      July 11, 2015

      it seems we are not lucky as we can’t speak english my friend, rules aren’t clear, can i nominate you?

    • Luca
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks guys, but i just try to help when i have some free time, nothing special actually πŸ˜€ i just know a bit of chinese so i can translate something if i see it πŸ˜›

    • Boschi
      July 11, 2015

      cool, you helped me once

    • Tommy
      July 11, 2015

      gizchina.it votes for you man ! Luca

    • Boschi
      July 11, 2015

      my vote is for you too πŸ˜‰ @Luca

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      I have seen your comments here before.

    • Perick
      July 11, 2015

      In Italy we are far behind in terms of technology so is important your work for import tech news by chinese to our country. Yo man! You are my votes

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      Mario Contri has run giveaways in the past.

  68. PaulBV
    July 11, 2015

    I vote from @balcobomber25 for his Interesting and pertinent comments. Also he, is the guy who can give a pretty good advice regarding shops, prices, phones. Thanks to @Andi Sykes ‘ reviews and to the comments from gizchina.com, I gave up my Elephone 7000 and bought the LeTv One. Great quality! Unfortunately it came with a custom ROM (bloatware, multilanguages etc.) from gearbest but I succeeded to install the custom ROM.

  69. Praju
    July 11, 2015

    Hii
    I tried very hard in gizchina.com giveaways but always failed

    I want the phone for myself . I’m a techno geek . I like to help people like suggesting them to buy good phone , posting links where they can get good offers,etc.
    I’m huge fan of Chinese companies like xiaomi , huawei , one plus , meizu , zte , etc.

    Who will not desire to have a phone like meixu mx5 or one plus one ?
    With premium specs look and feel
    huge fan of @gizchina.com waiting for launch of their official website . ??

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Can you read?

  70. monkeytree
    July 11, 2015

    @Andi It’s a great idea to reward regular contributors, but I’m afraid you’re not very specific here. Are you referring to people who are active on the website, in the FB groups or both? Bear in mind that the same people use different usernames in Disqus and FB (I do, anyway). Where should the names of the candidates be posted? On this website

  71. monkeytree
    July 11, 2015

    ? Or on one of the 2 FB groups?

    • monkeytree
      July 11, 2015

      Besides all of that, there also seem to be some Gizchina sites in for instance German and Italian. Are contributors from those sites also eligible?

    • monkeytree
      July 11, 2015

      Anyway, I like to nominate Gizchina’s own Statler & Waldorf: Messieurs MaxPower and Balcobomber25

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      I think it is pretty clear I was referring to GizChina.com site commenters, but I am happy to accept nominations from the Core Group too πŸ˜€

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Sorry this is only for GizChina.com, the other sites are not included.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      ok..thanks for clarification.

    • monkeytree
      July 11, 2015

      Ok, that’s clear

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      merci beaucoup

  72. Justi Khan
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for the lil guy Vinay BeatMaker. Honest and intelligent. His comments were filled with knowledge.

    • Vinay BeatMaker
      July 11, 2015

      Thank you so much

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      i agree

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So inteligent he shoud be awarded with the Nobel Prize. Don’t you think?

  73. Zayyad Tariq
    July 11, 2015

    Yasemin Rao
    Active member in my selection πŸ™‚

  74. Mridul S Kaimal
    July 11, 2015

    im sorry but im not familiar with anyone here on threads. but if anas and sahin is here i would like to vote for them. they helped me out a lot during these short few days. so i think they deserve it . All the best for everyone contesting . πŸ™‚

  75. rakesh kumar
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for tushar Ganeriwal

    • Tushar Ganeriwal
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot bro πŸ™‚

  76. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself πŸ˜€

  77. t boy
    July 11, 2015

    I came across this great website last hear when I typed best Chinese android phone on Google and since then I have been following their newsletters. This site is great because of many reasons. First they let you know if a device can meet your requirements through thier A-Z reviews. Secondly they let you know about upcoming flagship, many of us remember Oneplus one. Thirdly, you will know about upcoming flash sales and kick starter. Thanks to them I got my Jide remix through GizChina Facebook post . Lastly, GizChina will be the best online store for buyer’s expecially from Europe. Therefore if your friends or relatives are interested in great device from China tell them to likes GizChina on Facebook. Goodluck.

  78. Babidi
    July 11, 2015

    I have been visiting GizChina for the past 5 months because I have been looking for a phone and the daily updates of the Mobile world allowed me to choose the phone I was looking for.

    There is no doubt that when it comes to Chinese phones there is almost no sites which comes close to Gizchina’s accuracy and promptness. Keep up the good work.

  79. Donic32
    July 11, 2015

    Thanks for the help to italian community vote for luca

  80. manish1lohia
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Me.

  81. Andrew P
    July 11, 2015

    Let the fake accounts war begin

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      We know who is here on a weekly basis and who isn’t, will be pretty easy to weed out the fake accounts from those of us who are active here.

      • Andrew P
        July 11, 2015

        Look at the amount of people who are from .it .de and other GizChina websites. How will you identify if they are from these websites ? Ignoring them will result in whining that GizChina is not fair for all readers.

        • MaxPower
          July 11, 2015

          Andi already said that it’s only for Gizchina.com. Let the admins of those domains organize giveaways.

          i already know they do it, at least for the Italian site, so there’s no reason to do it here.

        • balcobomber25
          July 11, 2015

          Andi and Yash know those of us that are from this domain and those that aren’t.

          • Max
            July 11, 2015

            and you, MaxPower and Muhammad Yasir being the most active i believe… XD
            then there’s this guy with the Kevin Spacey avatar… was it Jeep?

            either way, i vote for “BALCOBOMBER25” as he has helped me twice already. πŸ™‚

            • balcobomber25
              July 11, 2015

              No problem I enjoy helping people to navigate through this world of ours. I remember how scared and confused I was when I took the plunge to ordering phones from China. My first three I got ripped off on before I finally started to learn what brands were good and bad lol.

          • July 12, 2015

            We do, and despite what a few people are saying (about bogus profiles) it’ll certainly only be from the community our regular readers.

            Of course this isn’t to say that new readers aren’t valued, but rather a way to tell you folks that we do appreciate your long time contribution to the community.

  82. Anas Ahmad
    July 11, 2015

    I nominate Paap Mrittu from Gizchina Core.
    He is an active member and contributes a lot to the group. Surely deserves to win. πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man though I won’t win.

  83. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    Dont know if am to comment here or on the FB page. However i vote Muhammed Yasir and errr Balcobomber** guy. Reasons: very active, make reasonable comments and are usually unbiased.

  84. Adam Irvine
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself.

    Because 18months ago I had never heard of Disqus before and now I’ve got 257 upvotes on it because of GizChina.

    Maybe there should be more but I guess I display rather controversial views of things sometimes that aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but hey, that’s why we comment right? To put across our own view on the subject…

    πŸ™‚

    Either way, I love visiting here every few hours a day to check up on the latest from China and I’ll continue to even when I don’t particularly need to buy a phone!

    It’s all interesting stuff!

    • pa5t1s
      July 11, 2015

      Yep, you have my vote πŸ˜‰

  85. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Who are you voting for??

    • michael joshua pabia
      July 11, 2015

      wasn’t really thinking of voting but since you asked, I’ll vote for @Phenom965:disqus

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      Is this where we are to vote? or on fb?

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Did somebody asked you for advice?

    • michael joshua pabia
      July 13, 2015

      Did I ask for your opinion? I said that to help this organization. I’m not here to win this giveaway like you

  86. Xythiii
    July 11, 2015

    2 years ago i bought a ztev987 surfing the web led me to a good review site

  87. Xythiii
    July 11, 2015

    since then I do read gizchina every day…i have seen every unboxing video and reviews, leaks i’ve become a real addict…keep up the good work guys…

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Who are you voting for?

  88. Prasad Arbuj
    July 11, 2015

    I vot Andi Sykes i here from many people’s he is very good gay. And i always thinking about good people. I following him last 2.5 years. He may not be remaber me but due to his review i purchased UMI x2 which is still working good ( only battery issue)

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      LOL, thanks but you can’t vote for me :p

    • Prasad Arbuj
      July 11, 2015

      Ok then i vote shiva sharma he is my good internet Friend. If i can vote more than one than pls consider my vote for hardik ahir, pankaj vyaghra, paresh Nilavar, rakesh jain thanks

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      I think you meant guy and not gay, Unless you did mean gay which is cool. Might an innocent typo like Andi’s constant typos that I keep correcting,

    • Prasad Arbuj
      July 11, 2015

      Sorry for bad english but intention is most important

  89. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    There is a problem. Our names on gizchina site usually differs from that of the gizchinacore. E.g Mf1gt3r = Chukumaru Ferrario Odogwu.

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Write both but make it clear if the names are from here or the core group

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      Ok. Thanks

  90. MaxPower
    July 11, 2015

    i would pick several names:
    all commenters enrich this community (even those ones i personally don’t get along).

    but if i have to pick two names then would be
    Balcobomber25 and Muhammad_Yasir.

    Balco for helping other people with his experience having owned several of those Chinese brands.

    Yasir for impersonate the prototype of a Chinese phone customer,always looking for the best deal.

    • jalebi Singh
      July 18, 2015

      id vote for easier so he could get a phone finally and at such a cheap deal( $0)

  91. Evgenij Nebotov
    July 11, 2015

    hope someone can vouch for me on this site, however my personal vote is for Oussama Tajjiou, that was a very graceful deed.

    love everything about the MX5 and would be mostly happy, if i would win it. from flyme and full-metal jacket as they say to the very system of using physical home button and screen unlock without power button , i envy and drool over Meizu MX5.

    • Π•Π²Π³Π΅Π½ΠΈΠΉ Лисица
      July 11, 2015

      My vote for Evgenij Nebotov.

    • Guest
      July 11, 2015

      My vote for Evgenij Nebotov.

  92. Peter Pain
    July 11, 2015

    The only name I can remember is airyl.
    And fwiw I just lost 2 phones xshot and umi zero, so someone vote for me for an MX 5 ))

    • Airyl
      July 11, 2015

      You can’t vote for me unfortunately, I’m a writer now, but thanks!

      I vote for Peter Pain. πŸ™‚

  93. Nicola
    July 11, 2015

    My vote is for Balconbomber25.

  94. balcobomber25
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir and Maxpower!

    • mf1gt3r
      July 11, 2015

      Hahaha. Good choice.

    • Ricardo A.
      July 11, 2015

      I said that a lot of times (just changed muy facebook name for the giveaway – Ricardo Alonso- ), but Yasir must win so he never complaint anymore about the high prices hahaha (Yasir u know I am kidding, I know taxes are worse than my country). So Good luck.

  95. slavisa
    July 11, 2015

    I vote Balconbomber25

  96. Andy Chan
    July 11, 2015

    i think Paap Mrittu and anas ahmad.
    and maybe MaxPower.
    keep seeing their names in many articles

    • Andy Chan
      July 11, 2015

      but i won’t mind becoming one of the winner πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man

    • Andy Chan
      July 13, 2015

      you deserved it

  97. Naw Heey
    July 11, 2015

    Ever since i first bought my mlais m52 few months ago, i’ve been very into chinese gadgets. I’ve spent days & nights on gizchina. The names that i can recall from the back of my mind are balcobomber25 & Muhammad Yasir. But as i said, i have just been actively reading these few months, so i do not know if they have been active for years or new commenters :p or MaxPower, Michael Ogbonnaya…
    Probably there are others more deserving… but those with display pictures are easier to recall… …

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      At least one person remembered me here. Thanks Bro.

    • pa5t1s
      July 12, 2015

      I do remember you too… although I forgot your name πŸ˜‰ My vote goes to you too

  98. Samir Maric
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for myself….. i’m a gizchina reader for 1 and half years

  99. Tibui Gerard
    July 11, 2015

    Balconbomber25 that’s the first name that comes to my head!

  100. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Er Nirmal Singh
      July 11, 2015

      Awesome πŸ™‚ ATB

  101. Nithin K Jose
    July 11, 2015

    Am a old loyal fan of http://www.GizChina.com ! Am a silent reader of your blog! Am read your blog about your new website (shop.gizchina.com) all the very best for you!!! Hope it launch soon! Now am so happy with this awesome giveaway news , Meizu MX5 and OPO is awsome smartphone in worldwide! Wish to win one of this dream smartphone!

    This will help me to capture awsome images and videos ! I love these two phones. Because it looks awsome and premium price

    The 3GB RAM will help me to multitasking

    20.7 MP camera will help to capture mind-blowing image’s and 5 MP front cam make me a Selfie Freake !!

    The 5.5 FULL HD display help me to watch HD videos and awsome gaming experience!

    16GB internal memory help me to save big files and movies!!

    3150mAh battery gives me long life performance !

    I want Meizu MX5 because
    technically, this is the phone with top specifications and extraordinary OS,
    theoretically, its the best bargain when price to features are compared,
    logically, I want to win this contest. πŸ˜›

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      This isn’t the contest. It is for people who visit this site regularly and participate. Telling why you want/deserve the phone is a waste of time that is on the FB page.

    • Nithin K Jose
      July 11, 2015

      FB page is worldwide!!! Everyone can see new post!!! Site is not like that!!! If you like to join here. .Then continue!!! I will participate!! And will keep my fb sharing πŸ™‚

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      It has nothing to do with Facebook, you comment here.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Idiot!

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Then go back to facebook.

  102. preeti anand
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for myself @preeti_anand:disqus

    • Kamlesh Bharti
      July 11, 2015

      Vote to preeti anand

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Good for you.

  103. Chickens
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for these guys
    balcobomber25
    Remi SΓΆderberg
    csak1user
    Marco Lancaster
    Jeep – because he’s verified

    also Muhammad Yasir – please add free shipping if he wins

  104. MaheShrestha
    July 11, 2015

    I read everyday the Gizchina’s post but not here directly as I prefer reading via Drippler and World Tech News apps so I barely get to comment! SO I am not aware about the active reader commenters but I guess Tajjiou being generous last time in Gizchina Core group page,he certainly deserves one of the phone!

  105. Steve B
    July 11, 2015

    The one and only Muhammed Yasir, in fact give him both phones .
    Anyone mentioning their own name / begging / using friend groups, etc., should be disqualified.

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      I’ll add those rules thanks πŸ˜€

    • Cpaun
      July 11, 2015

      Not sure it’s “politically correct” to disqualify self votes. After all it’s democratic to vote for yourself, and it should be allowed. I’m following Gizchina for years, and since then all my phones were Chinese, aquired based on Andi’s reviews (and not only). Although I don’t write too many comments, I think I deserve… Don’t worry, I’m not gonna vote for myself πŸ™‚ Instead I’ll vote MaxPower, just because I like his avatar :p

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      thanks

  106. Ravindu Gunathilake
    July 11, 2015

    Way to go gizzy reviews Worthy making us concerned

  107. Kasper Johnsen
    July 11, 2015

    With all due respect @Gizchina:disqus , these kinds of “contest” makes me cringe. Even with all its advantages, kick-starting the cores group on FB and engaging with the users from the site – It’s hard to see so many adults begging for free stuff. It only starts a avalanche of spammy comments, unuseful links and people screaming to be choosen. Only now, “long” after the giver away is over, and the dust have settled, I find the core group usefull and with users actually engaging with the community and each other.

    I get why, and I also see the results. The many views are finally translating into people making them self heard. I just wish it would be more open discussions on the subject of Chinese tech and exchanging experiences. Rather than this.

    Anyway, that’s just my humble opinion. And in the end, if it helps out the site, I’m all for it. I just wish there was a way to achieve same goals with the usual random pick among entries.

    Keep up the good work. All the best – Kasper

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      Did you read the rules? This is designed to reward loyal fans, in no way will this help grow our FB etc.

    • Kasper Johnsen
      July 11, 2015

      I did, and I know. And you’r right. This may not be the place to state my opinion on the matter. But thats just what came to mind after reading the article/contest. I sincerely do not mean any disrespect, so please, don’t take it the wrong way.

    • Andi Sykes
      July 11, 2015

      I’m not upset I just don’t think you understand the rules and aim of the giveaway

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      This is a different animal than the FB giveaways. This has nothing to do with growing the site or attracting new audiences. Those are what the FB giveaways are for (and it is a smart marketing plan!). This contest is a reward for those of us who helped to grow this site into what it is today. There is a core group of us who have become a small happy and sometimes dysfunctional family of Chinese tech lovers. Andi and Yash are simply trying to reward the family.

    • Rob
      July 11, 2015

      I second that, every time there is a giveaway a load of new faces appear out of the wood work. As has already been said, Andi and Co all know who is and isn’t active here. Good luck to whoever wins πŸ™‚

  108. Subash Chander
    July 11, 2015

    I VOTE FOR @preeti_anand:disqus

  109. vicksun
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for MaxPower and balcobomber25 simply because they really deserve it πŸ˜€

  110. Antonio Iacobone
    July 11, 2015

    I’m a passionated reader of your site…but I don’t always write comments. I’m just curious of chinese phones…because they are better and better then in the past…but never be so brave to buy one of them. This could be a good chance to persuade me to use them :). I’ll vote for my friend Michael Joshua Pabia @najirion ! Thanks for the contest GizChina.com and GizChina !

  111. Ron Tikva
    July 11, 2015

    Paap Mrittu – you have my vote brother.

    Everyone, to make it easy for Andi, please write short messages starting with the name of the nominee. No life stories, no heartbreaking childhood traumas. πŸ™‚

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks man.

  112. Shem Ayegba
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes pa5t1s

    • pa5t1s
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks, you’re welcome πŸ˜‰

  113. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    @balcobomber25 and @muhammed yasir.
    Best fans i’ve seen here.

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      Really – you don’t remember my sarcastic comments?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      Dont know what to say to you.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Michael Ogbonnaya…for Meizu mx5……reason, hes been an active contributor and the only person that remembered MF1GT3R. Funny that i myself couldnt rake in a single vote, not even as Chukumaru Ferrario Odogwu at gizchinacore. But dont feel bad bro. Ive never expected much from these thaings.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      It’s not really necessary for you to nominate me. You’ve already made your “HONEST” choices.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Your comment was a reminder i needed that reminder but earlier on. Its never to late man.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 13, 2015

      Its ok bro. Thanks.

  114. Nibin Surya
    July 11, 2015

    I think nithin k jose will win!!

  115. Abhi Jayant Urf Aj
    July 11, 2015

    Vote for MYSELF as i am silent reader and i always share GIZCHINA posts and i never show off that i am too hard fan because i believe to do work at your best GOD will definitely GIFT you some day.

  116. Giannis Souliotis
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for me! I always follow gizchina, gizchina core and I join every action! I hope to be lucky, thanks for the chance either..! πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      This has nothing to do with luck, the prize will be given for contributions in this comunity.

  117. Dragonet
    July 11, 2015

    @disqus_tyMHFvu6S7:disqus I’m new here on disqus but my vote goes to him, he helped a lot in the gizchina.it domain, even helped to improve and create many reviews! i hope the domain won’t be a problem, after all, you all are colleagues right? ^^

  118. Pedro
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Tushar Ganeriwal!! Best luck to you and for the others who have the chance to get one of this two top smartphones πŸ™‚ Thanks

  119. Pedro
    July 11, 2015

    for your reviews and i’ll buy the mx5 from your store πŸ˜‰

  120. Drits
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25, it’s always interesting to read his comments.

  121. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    These are highend phones i’m not used to them, no thanks.

  122. Paap Mrittu
    July 11, 2015

    Few peoples are very active here and gizchina core group. But if you want one name I will vote for Al saqib majumder from the core group (very active and sporting) and balcobombr25(very active and sometimes rude).

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Also I don’t know if balcobomber is active in core group by other name.

  123. sinnerz2000
    July 11, 2015

    I’m not sure who to nominate as I wasn’t active on the forums, I used to only comment on g+ and fb post and on

  124. sinnerz2000
    July 11, 2015

    articles. May the worthy person win.

  125. Gian
    July 11, 2015

    @disqus_tyMHFvu6S7:disqus for the help on our domain, he’s on gizchina core too so i think he’s eligible πŸ˜‰

  126. vigorsolair
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @vigorsolair πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      No, vote for my mother in-law.

  127. Faress ElFarissi
    July 11, 2015

    #Faress Elfarissi , Gizchina lover

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So what?

  128. zmanix
    July 11, 2015

    unfortunately no free time for me but i give my best follwing

  129. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    Luca, keep up the good work

  130. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    July 11, 2015

    Vote for @balcobomber25:disqus..pretty consistent visitor on this page as far as i can remember.Its tough to recollect all his opinions but most of them have been elaborate,logical and vote for @Arun Subramanian ( myself) who has practically visited gizchina everyday and have seen transitions in chinese phones industry from Jiayu G3 to the latest flagship MX5.

  131. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir . He has been a loyal reader for a long time

  132. Shaun Lee
    July 11, 2015

    I nominate Arafat Hussain Mollik as ever since I joined the GizChina core Facebook group, he has been active in every post and of great help. I think he deserves the prize for his commitment to the group πŸ™‚

  133. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25.

  134. Tremaine Underwood
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25, he is the best commenter here. Can we vote for the ones who piss people off as well and you can send them a boobie prize of some sort πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 11, 2015

      Yeah, like the doogee iron bone or the landvo s6. That would be a punishment.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      July 11, 2015

      Exactly make them suffer πŸ˜‰

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      Ill send them my Doogee Turbo 2014 possible the worst phone I have ever owned or used.

  135. tarik
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself as I dont know anyone and dont read almost pointless comments so I cant know anyone nor does anyone knows me as I commented maybe two times on this website. Im daily visitor on this website for over a year and on these terms I dont even qualify. Spamming comments happens here, on fb pages and everywhere.

  136. Tizz
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @balcobomber25:disqus because his comments are always interesting and without him I don’t think Gizhina would be the same!

  137. Tadej
    July 11, 2015

    I am voting for Blessed Amoateng, he is active on Gizchina Core and Gizchina Shop!

    • Tadej
      July 11, 2015

      @disqus_5lBkYLQRRP:disqus, here is my vote for you!

  138. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    Wow! You’ve raked up a tremendous amount of votes here Balcobomber25. Congrats in advance.

  139. Airyl
    July 11, 2015

    Good luck guys!

  140. Nareit Ly
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25
    got help a lot with his comments
    best reviewer here btw

  141. Vaibhav Jain
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Vinay BeatMaker

    • Vinay BeatMaker
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks dear πŸ™‚

  142. Piyush Nayak
    July 11, 2015

    M. A regular follower of gizchina….
    love this tech site…..

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Love is a beautiful thing.

  143. Sarthak Dey
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Tushar Ganeriwal

  144. Pierloop
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Luca, thank you for the big help !

  145. Vinay BeatMaker
    July 11, 2015

    Since long I have been trying hard in online contests. I have never won something big. I am using Nokia E5 phone since 3 years which I got from my elder sister and now everything has become outdated in this phone. I never asked my parents for new phone because I am from a middle class family and they can’t afford to buy me a phone.

    I am technology lover and I like surfing for technical thing over the internet. Honestly, I love chinese brands because they are always excellent value for money.

    I saw

  146. Vinay BeatMaker
    July 11, 2015

    about a year ago and I have bookmarked it in my phone. I check regularly for updates, news and reviews. I hope that I win something from here. It can really change my life.

    Whoever be the winner, I want to take this opportunity to thank Andy Sykes, gizchina.com and Disqus for always keeping me updated πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So, what should we do? Make a charity for you? Your storry would be more appealing if you’d say that you live in a orphanage and work in a coalmine twenty hours a day. Then you would definitely get my vote.

  147. European Citizen
    July 11, 2015

    Muhammad Yasir, I summon thee! You have my nomination for being an active member of the community.

  148. pa5t1s
    July 11, 2015

    Andi, I’m totally satisfied that you somehow change the *rules* of these giveaways… Last weeks were nothing but Facebook’s spam and i’ m glad it’s over for ever. I won’t ask or beg anything… Just say i had pleasant exchanges with Max Power, Balcomber, Michael and others… I’m following some, being followed by others…

  149. csak1user
    July 11, 2015

    Vote for @api182:disqus @disqus_0lJZ8Bi7SK:disqus @balcobomber25:disqus

  150. csak1user
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @api182:disqus, @disqus_0lJZ8Bi7SK:disqus, @balcobomber25:disqus

    Disqus seems working akward, so my vote in plain text:
    Adam Irvine, MaxPower, balcobomber25

  151. Fly agaric
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Muhammad Yasir and Maxpower and balcobomber25 – it’s impossible to select only one of them πŸ˜‰
    They’re always here.

  152. PaulBV
    July 11, 2015

    I vote from @balcobomber25 for his Interesting and pertinent comments. Also he, is the guy who can give a pretty good advice regarding shops, prices, phones. Thanks to @Andi Sykes ‘ reviews and to the comments from

  153. PaulBV
    July 11, 2015

    I gave up my Elephone 7000 and bought the LeTv One. Great quality! Unfortunately it came with a custom ROM (bloatware, multilanguages etc.) from gearbest but I succeeded to install the custom ROM.

  154. Praju
    July 11, 2015

    Hii
    I tried very hard in

  155. Praju
    July 11, 2015

    giveaways but always failed

    I want the phone for myself . I’m a techno geek . I like to help people like suggesting them to buy good phone , posting links where they can get good offers,etc.
    I’m huge fan of Chinese companies like xiaomi , huawei , one plus , meizu , zte , etc.

    Who will not desire to have a phone like meixu mx5 or one plus one 😘
    With premium specs look and feel
    huge fan of @gizchina.com waiting for launch of their official website . πŸ™πŸ˜±

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Can you read?

  156. Ressay Anassak
    July 11, 2015

    I’m Slartiblart on gizchina disqus, Ressay Kassana on facebook. Pretty sure I’ve been active from the very beginning I think on the forums, first mtkforums, then gizchina forums, and FB pages, I will continue to do so! My review of the Lenovo K3 note is coming up today on gizchina forums! Keep a look out. I nominate Muhammad Yasir, he deserves a phone.

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      I’m just verifying myself. I go by so many names everywhere! Facebook is my only real identity and seems like I’m the only one with a real photo as well..

      • balcobomber25
        July 11, 2015

        Mine is a real photo of my favorite beer….

        • slartiblart
          July 11, 2015

          Aha – you bugger, Who are you on facebook? I;m Ressay BTW.

        • iKosh
          July 12, 2015

          Mine is a real photo from ten years ago.

  157. Justi Khan
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for the lil guy Vinay BeatMaker. Honest and intelligent. His comments were filled with knowledge.

    • Vinay BeatMaker
      July 11, 2015

      Thank you so much

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      i agree

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So inteligent he shoud be awarded with the Nobel Prize. Don’t you think?

  158. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself πŸ˜€

  159. t boy
    July 11, 2015

    I came across this great website last hear when I typed best Chinese android phone on Google and since then I have been following their newsletters. This site is great because of many reasons. First they let you know if a device can meet your requirements through thier A-Z reviews. Secondly they let you know about upcoming flagship, many of us remember Oneplus one. Thirdly, you will know about upcoming flash sales and kick starter. Thanks to them I got my Jide remix through GizChina Facebook post . Lastly, GizChina will be the best online store for buyer’s expecially from Europe. Therefore if your friends or relatives are interested in great device from China tell them to likes GizChina on Facebook. Goodluck.

  160. Donic32
    July 11, 2015

    Thanks for the help to italian community vote for luca

  161. manish1lohia
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Me.

  162. Andrew P
    July 11, 2015

    Let the fake accounts war begin

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      We know who is here on a weekly basis and who isn’t, will be pretty easy to weed out the fake accounts from those of us who are active here.

    • Andrew P
      July 11, 2015

      Look at the amount of people who are from .it .de and other GizChina websites. How will you identify if they are from these websites ? Ignoring them will result in whining that GizChina is not fair for all readers.

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      Andi already said that it’s only for

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2015

      Let the admins of those domains organize giveaways.

      i already know they do it, at least for the Italian site, so there’s no reason to do it here.

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      Andi and Yash know those of us that are from this domain and those that aren’t.

    • Max
      July 11, 2015

      and you, MaxPower and Muhammad Yasir being the most active i believe… XD
      then there’s this guy with the Kevin Spacey avatar… was it Jeep?

      either way, i vote for “BALCOBOMBER25” as he has helped me twice already. πŸ™‚

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      No problem I enjoy helping people to navigate through this world of ours. I remember how scared and confused I was when I took the plunge to ordering phones from China. My first three I got ripped off on before I finally started to learn what brands were good and bad lol.

    • Yash Garg
      July 12, 2015

      We do, and despite what a few people are saying (about bogus profiles) it’ll certainly only be from the community our regular readers.

      Of course this isn’t to say that new readers aren’t valued, but rather a way to tell you folks that we do appreciate your long time contribution to the community.

  163. Blessed
    July 11, 2015

    Christopher Straber is highly dedicated to reviews. I like the way he explains things.

  164. Aj
    July 11, 2015

    I think his name is Muhammad Yasir.. I have seen him for like almost for last 7-6 months… hope he gets it… I don’t know others name.. there are some more PPL… I just can’t remember…

  165. MaxPower
    July 11, 2015

    i would pick several names:
    all commenters enrich this community (even those ones i personally don’t get along).

    but if i have to pick two names then would be
    Balcobomber25 and Muhammad_Yasir.

    Balco for helping other people with his experience having owned several of those Chinese brands.

    Yasir for impersonate the prototype of a Chinese phone customer,always looking for the best deal.

    • jalebi Singh
      July 18, 2015

      id vote for easier so he could get a phone finally and at such a cheap deal( $0)

  166. Nicola
    July 11, 2015

    My vote is for Balconbomber25.

  167. slavisa
    July 11, 2015

    I vote Balconbomber25

  168. Samir Maric
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for myself….. i’m a gizchina reader for 1 and half years

  169. Tibui Gerard
    July 11, 2015

    Balconbomber25 that’s the first name that comes to my head!

  170. Ravindu Gunathilake
    July 11, 2015

    Way to go gizzy reviews Worthy making us concerned

  171. waterresist
    July 11, 2015

    According to the rules my vote is for balcobomber25.

    Altough I am not a frequent commenter – since repeating the same information/opinion as a parrot or arguing with the writer of an article without first hand experience with the item annoys me – I am here for a long time. I think the first article I read here on GizChina was about Meizu M9. I do enjoy GC and it was a pleasant experience watching it grow and evolve.
    However mostly because of the above reason I just skip comments after the first “writesomethingthataddsnothingtothepreviousconversation”. For example: how many comments should be removed if the “No 16Gb Ram, no 128Gb Rom, no 50mega-pixel camera, no 10k mAh battery, no 4D, there is bezel, for less than $101 reseller price… Its a no from me either” type of comments would be forbidden? I could go on there are other tipical pointless comments around, just think about it. Sorry, I did not mean to hurt somebodys feelings. I just like to point out that more the comments does not mean more the contribution πŸ˜‰

  172. Seb Star
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Paap Mrittu! Anas Amat! and Muhammad Yasir

  173. AdM
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself. I already have the bamboo OPO, so i’ll be glad to get the MX5. πŸ˜‰

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      You won’t get anything here.

  174. Oussama Tajjiou
    July 11, 2015

    I will vote for Paap Mrittu for being active on the group (GizChina Core) πŸ˜€
    PS: I won’t vote for my self (I want to win the OPO if other members think I deserve it)

  175. Shem Ayegba
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes pa5t1s

    • pa5t1s
      July 11, 2015

      Thanks, you’re welcome πŸ˜‰

  176. wackenroader
    July 11, 2015

    Muhammad yasir have my vote.

  177. ferdi
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for balcobomber. used your picture be a bearded explorer looking guy!? then i vote for you balcobomber. hope you get a shiney new phone for free. EDIT: i think i must be getting mixed up with maxpowers avatar. However i still vote for balco. the guys knows alot about chinese android companys and is very informative for people that post asking advice on certain models.

  178. Vaibhav Jain
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @beatmakervj i am new to your website team. But was going through your posts on FB today and I think that vinay deserves to win your contest . πŸ˜€

  179. stregas
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Muhammed Yasir.
    Soon i will be poor like him (cause i’ m Greek and i guess you all know about our economic problems) and poors must help each other…

  180. Empat Sampoerna
    July 11, 2015

    My vote for Balcobomber25.
    Reguler visit gizvhina. In past few month always seen (Balcobomber25 n Maxpower) cmmnt. Either of them is ok

  181. Paap Mrittu
    July 11, 2015

    Few peoples are very active here and gizchina core group. But if you want one name I will vote for Al saqib majumder from the core group (very active and sporting) and balcobombr25(very active and sometimes rude).

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 11, 2015

      Also I don’t know if balcobomber is active in core group by other name.

  182. vigorsolair
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @vigorsolair πŸ™‚

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      No, vote for my mother in-law.

  183. Faress ElFarissi
    July 11, 2015

    #Faress Elfarissi , Gizchina lover

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      So what?

  184. zmanix
    July 11, 2015

    unfortunately no free time for me but i give my best follwing

  185. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    I am using Nokia N95, I desperately need a good smartphone πŸ˜€

  186. Joe mont
    July 11, 2015

    I vote zijin_cheng, the guy makes nice reviews for the devices he has.

  187. Shaun Lee
    July 11, 2015

    I nominate Arafat Hussain Mollik as ever since I joined the GizChina core Facebook group, he has been active in every post and of great help. I think he deserves the prize for his commitment to the group πŸ™‚

  188. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    giving phones to people who already own good smartphones makes no sense xd

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Than I nominate my mother in-law. She doesn’t have a cellphone at all.

      • balcobomber25
        July 12, 2015

        I nominate my poodle! I tried to teach her to use a Xiaomi Redmi 1s but she insisted on just licking my face and wagging her tail.

        • iKosh
          July 12, 2015

          I think your poodle didn’t like the big bezels on the Redmi, MX5 should be OK.

  189. sivaprasad
    July 11, 2015

    Let the strong competitor win
    There are a lot of guys newly who has done some help for gizchina so it’s hard to compare
    Even small suggestions or helps done by me
    Or any minor group doesn’t count

  190. Pulak
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Arafat Hussain Mollik

  191. mf1gt3r
    July 11, 2015

    Wow! You’ve raked up a tremendous amount of votes here Balcobomber25. Congrats in advance.

  192. Airyl
    July 11, 2015

    Good luck guys!

  193. Nareit Ly
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for balcobomber25
    got help a lot with his comments
    best reviewer here btw

  194. Piyush Nayak
    July 11, 2015

    M. A regular follower of gizchina….
    love this tech site…..

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Love is a beautiful thing.

  195. csak1user
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @api182:disqus, @disqus_0lJZ8Bi7SK:disqus, @balcobomber25:disqus

    Disqus seems working akward, so my vote in plain text:
    Adam Irvine, MaxPower, balcobomber25

  196. Ressay Anassak
    July 11, 2015

    I’m Slartiblart on gizchina disqus, Ressay Kassana on facebook. Pretty sure I’ve been active from the very beginning I think on the forums, first mtkforums, then gizchina forums, and FB pages, I will continue to do so! My review of the Lenovo K3 note is coming up today on gizchina forums! Keep a look out. I nominate Muhammad Yasir, he deserves a phone.

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      I’m just verifying myself. I go by so many names everywhere! Facebook is my only real identity and seems like I’m the only one with a real photo as well..

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2015

      Mine is a real photo of my favorite beer….

    • slartiblart
      July 11, 2015

      Aha – you bugger, Who are you on facebook? I;m Ressay BTW.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Mine is a real photo from ten years ago.

  197. Blessed
    July 11, 2015

    Christopher Straber is highly dedicated to reviews. I like the way he explains things.

  198. Aj
    July 11, 2015

    I think his name is Muhammad Yasir.. I have seen him for like almost for last 7-6 months… hope he gets it… I don’t know others name.. there are some more PPL… I just can’t remember…

  199. calvin greene
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @Andy Chan , thanks everyone and Gizchina Your the best and best of Luck everyone!!

  200. Mario
    July 11, 2015

    My vote going to Davor from telechineza bc he is great fan chinese phones πŸ™‚
    and other vote going to Lazar Prodanovic

  201. waterresist
    July 11, 2015

    According to the rules my vote is for balcobomber25.

    Altough I am not a frequent commenter – since repeating the same information/opinion as a parrot or arguing with the writer of an article without first hand experience with the item annoys me – I am here for a long time. I think the first article I read here on GizChina was about Meizu M9. I do enjoy GC and it was a pleasant experience watching it grow and evolve.
    However mostly because of the above reason I just skip comments after the first “writesomethingthataddsnothingtothepreviousconversation”. For example: how many comments should be removed if the “No 16Gb Ram, no 128Gb Rom, no 50mega-pixel camera, no 10k mAh battery, no 4D, there is bezel, for less than $101 reseller price… Its a no from me either” type of comments would be forbidden? I could go on there are other tipical pointless comments around, just think about it. Sorry, I did not mean to hurt somebodys feelings. I just like to point out that more the comments does not mean more the contribution πŸ˜‰

  202. Seb Star
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Paap Mrittu! Anas Amat! and Muhammad Yasir

  203. AdM
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for myself. I already have the bamboo OPO, so i’ll be glad to get the MX5. πŸ˜‰

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      You won’t get anything here.

  204. Oussama Tajjiou
    July 11, 2015

    I will vote for Paap Mrittu for being active on the group (GizChina Core) πŸ˜€
    PS: I won’t vote for my self (I want to win the OPO if other members think I deserve it)

  205. wackenroader
    July 11, 2015

    Muhammad yasir have my vote.

  206. ferdi
    July 11, 2015

    i vote for balcobomber. used your picture be a bearded explorer looking guy!? then i vote for you balcobomber. hope you get a shiney new phone for free. EDIT: i think i must be getting mixed up with maxpowers avatar. However i still vote for balco. the guys knows alot about chinese android companys and is very informative for people that post asking advice on certain models.

  207. Vaibhav Jain
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @beatmakervj i am new to your website team. But was going through your posts on FB today and I think that vinay deserves to win your contest . πŸ˜€

  208. stregas
    July 11, 2015

    My vote goes to Muhammed Yasir.
    Soon i will be poor like him (cause i’ m Greek and i guess you all know about our economic problems) and poors must help each other…

  209. iKosh
    July 11, 2015

    My first choice is balcobomber25, I know he didn’t want to participate, but he’s the most active and helping member of our community, and also a Patriots fan like me.

    Second is MaxPower, because every time he wants a new phone he has to tell his wife that the old one fell into the lake.

    There are also a few people who deserve nominations:
    Rob
    Yeti hand
    monkeytree
    Tremaine Underwood
    pdayahoo
    Marius Cirsta

  210. Empat Sampoerna
    July 11, 2015

    My vote for Balcobomber25.
    Reguler visit gizvhina. In past few month always seen (Balcobomber25 n Maxpower) cmmnt. Either of them is ok

  211. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    I am using Nokia N95, I desperately need a good smartphone πŸ˜€

  212. Joe mont
    July 11, 2015

    I vote zijin_cheng, the guy makes nice reviews for the devices he has.

  213. SPLEND1D
    July 11, 2015

    giving phones to people who already own good smartphones makes no sense xd

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Than I nominate my mother in-law. She doesn’t have a cellphone at all.

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      I nominate my poodle! I tried to teach her to use a Xiaomi Redmi 1s but she insisted on just licking my face and wagging her tail.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      I think your poodle didn’t like the big bezels on the Redmi, MX5 should be OK.

  214. sivaprasad
    July 11, 2015

    Let the strong competitor win
    There are a lot of guys newly who has done some help for gizchina so it’s hard to compare
    Even small suggestions or helps done by me
    Or any minor group doesn’t count

  215. Guest
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for Arafat Hussain Mollik

  216. calvin greene
    July 11, 2015

    I vote for @Andy Chan , thanks everyone and Gizchina Your the best and best of Luck everyone!!

  217. wellwisher
    July 11, 2015

    ‘Mohammed yassir’ he is always /most of the time active in most posts and he lives in pakistan where even cheap phones are expensive . so I definitely want this phone for him

  218. Mario
    July 11, 2015

    My vote going to Davor from telechineza bc he is great fan chinese phones πŸ™‚
    and other vote going to Lazar Prodanovic

  219. G'n'T
    July 11, 2015

    balcobomber25 has my vote. Has always given constructive answers to my questions. Thumbs up from me.

  220. Akshay S. Pansari
    July 11, 2015

    “I vote for Tushar Ganeriwal He has always supported me in inbox whenever I comment On Gizbot πŸ™‚ ”

  221. iKosh
    July 11, 2015

    My first choice is balcobomber25, I know he didn’t want to participate, but he’s the most active and helping member of our community, and also a Patriots fan like me.

    Second is MaxPower, because every time he wants a new phone he has to tell his wife that the old one fell into the lake.

    There are also a few people who deserve nominations:
    Rob
    Yeti hand
    monkeytree
    Tremaine Underwood
    pdayahoo
    Marius Cirsta

  222. July 11, 2015

    Wow!!! I had internet problems yesterday and have not been able to come online all through.

    Seems no one in here even remembers that I am existing in GizChina. That’s sad to know πŸ™

    But oh well, we are here to cast our votes and I am voting for myself πŸ˜€

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Michael Ogbonnaya…….Since the rules say i can vote for more than one….i nominate u…..

  223. July 11, 2015

    Its in situations like this that you know if anyone ever feels the impact of your input into this community and I really have to say that I am sad now. No even one nomination despite everything I’ve put in here and some out of here too all for the overall betterment of GizChina.

    This certainly hurts like crazy.

    At least, I know where my comments and contributions will go after this. And honestly, I don’t really care if I am disqualified or not.

    • Airyl
      July 12, 2015

      I feel for you man.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Yeah, lot of people are nominated and I’ve never seen them before, don’t worry they will leave in a few days but we will stay. I’ve seen your name mentioned a few times.

      • July 12, 2015

        What’s the point in staying back when you aren’t valued?

        • iKosh
          July 12, 2015

          I think Andi and other gizchina writers are valuing us, that’s why this giveaway exists, but unfortunately it was ruined by guests from facebook. Now you can see why am I against facebook.

        • mf1gt3r
          July 12, 2015

          Michael, why let such things get to you man? Who remembered me? Let it die so we can move on.

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      If it was a 6 inch phone you and Rob would have had my votes! In fact anytime I see a phone above 5.5 inches I think of you two first.

      • July 12, 2015

        @balco, I always talk about 5.5 – 6 inches. And I believe both devices falls within that size. Nevertheless, I don’t have to convince anyone to nominate me.

        People should be able to know who have positively affected then technologically and whom they have learnt a thing or two from in this kinda community. Whatever happens, like I said earlier, I know where my comments and contributions will go from now henceforth.

        It’s pointless to waste my time on helping people who don’t deserve it and who don’t value my time and efforts.

        I really don’t care much now, but it’s just really painful the way a lot of people that are being nominated here are ghost members and real members who has been positively contributing to the growth of GizChina are left out.

        I joined GizChina when this community was nothing and no where. You can’t even find it on Google back then. When it was only Andi that was posting and very few people bothered to comment on posts.

        It was my love for Chinese tech that kept me coming back here all the time. But hey, people have chosen who they want and who cares…

        • balcobomber25
          July 12, 2015

          Your love for Chinese tech should keep you here, don’t let a random contest get in the way of that. You are a valued member of the community here and I’m sure many people have nothing but good things to say about you.

        • Paap Mrittu
          July 12, 2015

          Yes, very few comments were there. That doesn’t mean there were no fans then as loyal as you. I have started to comment here Just a few months ago. But I am coming every day here since I don’t remember now. Many many peoples are out there like me. They are just silent reader. Don’t be frustrated with this kind of competition.

          • balcobomber25
            July 12, 2015

            Yea I am the same as you, I have been coming here for years now but I only became active the last few years. Before that I was in the US Navy and had very little time for anything outside of work/family.

            • Paap Mrittu
              July 12, 2015

              I have voted you and I sincerely believe you are the more deserving one. What’s your id in core group?

            • balcobomber25
              July 12, 2015

              I dont do Facebook but thanks for voting for me!

  224. rakesh jain
    July 12, 2015

    if i win then i use this mobile for myself because my umi x2 screen is broken..

    i vote and i want to win because i want to sell Gizchina shop products in india. Lot of indian people want best mobile but all are not able to buy from online or not able to buy from out of india, so i want to sell these products in indian currency and buy very easily from my shop…

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      You are such a smart guy.

      • rakesh jain
        July 12, 2015

        thanks

        • iKosh
          July 12, 2015

          Begging for a smartphone is an excellent way of starting a business. You have a bright future ahead of you.

          • rakesh jain
            July 12, 2015

            you not understand what i want to say..but i think this website not for me..bye dear..i delete my comments..now you enjoy..

  225. Guest
    July 12, 2015

    ‘Mohammed yassir’ he is always /most of the time active in most posts and he lives in pakistan where even cheap phones are expensive . so I definitely want this phone for him

  226. G'n'T
    July 12, 2015

    balcobomber25 has my vote. Has always given constructive answers to my questions. Thumbs up from me.

  227. Akshay S. Pansari
    July 12, 2015

    “I vote for Tushar Ganeriwal He has always supported me in inbox whenever I comment On Gizbot πŸ™‚ “

  228. Michael Ogbonnaya
    July 12, 2015

    Wow!!! I had internet problems yesterday and have not been able to come online all through.

    Seems no one in here even remembers that I am existing in GizChina. That’s sad to know πŸ™

    But oh well, we are here to cast our votes and I am voting for myself πŸ˜€

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Michael Ogbonnaya…….Since the rules say i can vote for more than one….i nominate u…..

  229. mf1gt3r
    July 12, 2015

    Michael Obonnaya, Muhammed Yasir and Balcobomber25 all nomimated.

    • July 12, 2015

      There is no need for you to nominate me based on a biased decision. I’ve read through every post in here and I know the people you chose. You could’ve nominated me the first time if you wanted.

      But thanks anyways.

      • mf1gt3r
        July 12, 2015

        Wrong view. If you didnt see a single message from me here, you will not remember that you have one bro by the corner who is also an active member of this group. They should get this thing over with, i guess the usual way of was better than this individual nomination.

  230. Michael Ogbonnaya
    July 12, 2015

    Its in situations like this that you know if anyone ever feels the impact of your input into this community and I really have to say that I am sad now. No even one nomination despite everything I’ve put in here and some out of here too all for the overall betterment of GizChina.

    This certainly hurts like crazy.

    At least, I know where my comments and contributions will go after this. And honestly, I don’t really care if I am disqualified or not.

    • Airyl
      July 12, 2015

      I feel for you man.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Yeah, lot of people are nominated and I’ve never seen them before, don’t worry they will leave in a few days but we will stay. I’ve seen your name mentioned a few times.

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      If it was a 6 inch phone you and Rob would have had my votes! In fact anytime I see a phone above 5.5 inches I think of you two first.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      @balco, I always talk about 5.5 – 6 inches. And I believe both devices falls within that size. Nevertheless, I don’t have to convince anyone to nominate me.

      People should be able to know who have positively affected then technologically and whom they have learnt a thing or two from in this kinda community. Whatever happens, like I said earlier, I know where my comments and contributions will go from now henceforth.

      It’s pointless to waste my time on helping people who don’t deserve it and who don’t value my time and efforts.

      I really don’t care much now, but it’s just really painful the way a lot of people that are being nominated here are ghost members and real members who has been positively contributing to the growth of GizChina are left out.

      I joined GizChina when this community was nothing and no where. You can’t even find it on Google back then. When it was only Andi that was posting and very few people bothered to comment on posts.

      It was my love for Chinese tech that kept me coming back here all the time. But hey, people have chosen who they want and who cares…

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      What’s the point in staying back when you aren’t valued?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      πŸ™‚

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      Your love for Chinese tech should keep you here, don’t let a random contest get in the way of that. You are a valued member of the community here and I’m sure many people have nothing but good things to say about you.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      I think Andi and other gizchina writers are valuing us, that’s why this giveaway exists, but unfortunately it was ruined by guests from facebook. Now you can see why am I against facebook.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Michael, why let such things get to you man? Who remembered me? Let it die so we can move on.

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 12, 2015

      Yes, very few comments were there. That doesn’t mean there were no fans then as loyal as you. I have started to comment here Just a few months ago. But I am coming every day here since I don’t remember now. Many many peoples are out there like me. They are just silent reader. Don’t be frustrated with this kind of competition.

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      Yea I am the same as you, I have been coming here for years now but I only became active the last few years. Before that I was in the US Navy and had very little time for anything outside of work/family.

    • Paap Mrittu
      July 12, 2015

      I have voted you and I sincerely believe you are the more deserving one. What’s your id in core group?

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      I dont do Facebook but thanks for voting for me!

  231. Shaun Lee
    July 12, 2015

    I would like to nominate myself.
    Ever since I discovered GizChina.com I’ve been really intrigued by chinese devices and always check on GizChina.com every few hours. Content is great and the community is even greater!

    I’m not active on Disqus but I’m active on the GizChina Core group πŸ™‚

  232. ved prakash
    July 12, 2015

    Well am a reader of gizchina since d days of when redmi 1 was about to come into existence back than yash was one user I would have liked to vote but now he is a writer for gizchina himself .. Later I have followed balcobomber fighting odd battles on the site … Luca, airyl and Michael are other persons I would nominate here.
    All the best to gizchina and andi and team

  233. Nithyanand
    July 12, 2015

    Balco bomber 25 , Maxpower , Realijjj

  234. overlord
    July 12, 2015

    Nominate:-
    balcobomber25
    Muhammad Yasir

  235. Guest
    July 12, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      You are such a smart guy.

    • rakesh jain
      July 12, 2015

      thanks

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Begging for a smartphone is an excellent way of starting a business. You have a bright future ahead of you.

    • rakesh jain
      July 12, 2015

      you not understand what i want to say..but i think this website not for me..bye dear..i delete my comments..now you enjoy..

  236. mf1gt3r
    July 12, 2015

    Michael Obonnaya, Muhammed Yasir and Balcobomber25 all nomimated.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 12, 2015

      There is no need for you to nominate me based on a biased decision. I’ve read through every post in here and I know the people you chose. You could’ve nominated me the first time if you wanted.

      But thanks anyways.

    • mf1gt3r
      July 12, 2015

      Wrong view. If you didnt see a single message from me here, you will not remember that you have one bro by the corner who is also an active member of this group. They should get this thing over with, i guess the usual way of was better than this individual nomination.

  237. Robert Smit
    July 12, 2015

    there is nothing like a free lunch & Phone πŸ˜‰

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Both of those make people crazy.

  238. Pritam Bakshi
    July 12, 2015

    They Should win because They loves Gizchina from bottom of their
    heart & it must reward their deserves!Their participation always dominant over us!So they deserve it!

    Thank You Gizchina

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      who are you voting for lol?

      • Pritam Bakshi
        July 12, 2015

        Obviously Admin & Other’s!We are true lover of Gizchina!

      • iKosh
        July 12, 2015

        Oh my gosh, one more.

        • balcobomber25
          July 12, 2015

          some of these posts are just laughable. Then there is the FB page which specifically says don’t vote on there, yet there are 76 comment with people voting…

          • Mesterio
            July 12, 2015

            It feels a bit like no matter what you do don’t press the RED BUTTON syndrome. And guess what normally follows after that???

  239. Shaun Lee
    July 12, 2015

    I would like to nominate myself.
    Ever since I discovered GizChina.com I’ve been really intrigued by chinese devices and always check on GizChina.com every few hours. Content is great and the community is even greater!

    I’m not active on Disqus but I’m active on the GizChina Core group πŸ™‚

  240. ved prakash
    July 12, 2015

    Well am a reader of gizchina since d days of when redmi 1 was about to come into existence back than yash was one user I would have liked to vote but now he is a writer for gizchina himself .. Later I have followed balcobomber fighting odd battles on the site … Luca, airyl and Michael are other persons I would nominate here.
    All the best to gizchina and andi and team

  241. Tajwar
    July 12, 2015

    I vote balcobomber25, Muhammad Yasir and MaxPower

  242. Guest
    July 12, 2015

    Balco bomber 25 , Maxpower , Realijjj

  243. overlord
    July 12, 2015

    Nominate:-
    balcobomber25
    Muhammad Yasir

  244. Robert Smit
    July 12, 2015

    there is nothing like a free lunch & Phone πŸ˜‰

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Both of those make people crazy.

  245. Pritam Bakshi
    July 12, 2015

    They Should win because They loves Gizchina from bottom of their
    heart & it must reward their deserves!Their participation always dominant over us!So they deserve it!

    Thank You Gizchina

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      who are you voting for lol?

    • Pritam Bakshi
      July 12, 2015

      Obviously Admin & Other’s!We are true lover of Gizchina!

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Oh my gosh, one more.

    • balcobomber25
      July 12, 2015

      some of these posts are just laughable. Then there is the FB page which specifically says don’t vote on there, yet there are 76 comment with people voting…

    • Mesterio
      July 12, 2015

      It feels a bit like no matter what you do don’t press the RED BUTTON syndrome. And guess what normally follows after that???

  246. Tajwar
    July 12, 2015

    I vote balcobomber25, Muhammad Yasir and MaxPower

  247. pa5t1s
    July 12, 2015

    damn, this thread is simply the best (worst?) I’ve ever read : people who have nothing to say can’t stop arguing, and true, old-timer members have to justify their ‘reputation’. loooool. please, stop this bs! it’s as ridiculous as FB threads and comments. I do want to *dislike*

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Don’t worry. Tomorow everything will be back to normal.

      • pa5t1s
        July 12, 2015

        Yeah, thanks God, it’s Monday πŸ™‚

        • balcobomber25
          July 13, 2015

          This maybe the first time in history somebody was happy that the weekend was over!

    • MaxPower
      July 12, 2015

      poor Andi, he really didn’t have to do anything besides the giveaway to promote his new shop.

      still, he decided to award (?) 2 frequent commenters and look how people responded to it.

      he probably regretted doing it and i wouldn’t blame him.

      Not surprised thou, just look at people at the mall fighting for a free pretzel sample, i knew this one was going to turn nasty.

      disappointed about few people acting like toddlers.

      • pa5t1s
        July 12, 2015

        Yep, you talk wisely… as usual πŸ˜‰

        • MaxPower
          July 12, 2015

          sometimes. πŸ™‚
          sometimes i also drag myself into silly diatribes while i should simply avoid them.
          we all have our weakness.

        • balcobomber25
          July 13, 2015

          He is probably drunk

      • monkeytree
        July 12, 2015

        Throw in some song & dance, add a happy end and imagine it to be a hilarious Bollywood comedy πŸ˜‰

      • iKosh
        July 12, 2015

        Yeah, I really feel bad for Andi. The idea of this giveaway was a really nice gesture from him. I appreciate it and I know that most people wouldn’t think about their loyal readers like he does.
        Anyway it seems that the award is going to be in good hands after all.

        • MaxPower
          July 12, 2015

          kudos to him.
          he came out not with just one, but 2 phones: both flagships!

          I wish him good luck with the store and I’ll recommend it to my family and friends. Of course, I’m gonna buy myself there as well.

          Ad Maiora Andi

      • balcobomber25
        July 13, 2015

        Your always going to get that with contests like this,it brings out the best and worst in people. Especially when two really good phones are involved. If this had been an Elephone and Ulefone the impact might have been less and that’s about what I expected when he said there would be a giveaway for us. I was floored when I saw the two he chose.

        But hopefully once this dies down things will go back to normal and a 2 members of this family will have really good new phones.

        • MaxPower
          July 13, 2015

          you should be disqualified for ” deflating” your comments πŸ˜‰

          • balcobomber25
            July 13, 2015

            Haha. That’s just my weightloss nickname! No you cant look at my phone!!!

            • MaxPower
              July 13, 2015

              lol.
              btw, what happened to Yasir?
              i haven’t seen him commenting here at all.
              turns out he’s not the great deal hunter i thought he was since he’s missing the biggest deal he could get.

              edit: wtf? did i win?

            • balcobomber25
              July 13, 2015

              You did and I did. I am not gonna lie I really didn’t think I would win I was kinda surprised when I saw how many people voted for me.

            • MaxPower
              July 13, 2015

              I’m shocked, i didn’t see that coming.
              i was sure about yourself thou.
              You have owned probably any brand, low, mid and high range and always give advices.
              You’ve never gotten into those silly arguments about SoC either.

              different story about myself, I’m not gonna hide you that i feel awkward claiming this prize.
              and i wouldn’t probably do it if my wife didn’t need one so badly.
              she’s dragging her broken S3 till the end of August when her contact with Sprint will expire

            • balcobomber25
              July 13, 2015

              Funny story I actually sold all my Android phones because I was going to do the 30 days with Ubuntu test. The BQ Aqarius broke after a week and I was left with nothing. Right now i have been using an old travel phone of mine an Alcatel One Touch Fierce! And I am considering picking up a Windows Phone to try out. But this couldn’t come at a better time for me.

              Funny enough while I have owned many brands I have never used either one of these brands before so I am excited about either one.

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      We need some drama and comedy around here everyonce in awhile. Otherwise it’s just a group of mostly middle aged men arguing about Chinese toys….

  248. calvin greene
    July 12, 2015

    I vote for Andy Chan , best of luck Andy , hope you win !!!

    CALVIN from IRELAND!!!

  249. Mesterio
    July 12, 2015

    I vote for Mohammad Yasir and Balcobomber25

  250. Cybusezalla Cuart
    July 12, 2015

    I think you have to play me one of these great phones that usually have much luck with Giz China have if accompanied me luck.
    Bye Bye and Good Look. πŸ˜‰

  251. Frances
    July 12, 2015

    I would like to nominate Shaun as I’ve seen him being regularly active on the GizChina Core fb group.

  252. pa5t1s
    July 12, 2015

    damn, this thread is simply the best (worst?) I’ve ever read : people who have nothing to say can’t stop arguing, and true, old-timer members have to justify their ‘reputation’. loooool. please, stop this bs! it’s as ridiculous as FB threads and comments. I do want to *dislike*

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Don’t worry. Tomorow everything will be back to normal.

    • MaxPower
      July 12, 2015

      poor Andi, he really didn’t have to do anything besides the giveaway to promote his new shop.

      still, he decided to award (?) 2 frequent commenters and look how people responded to it.

      he probably regretted doing it and i wouldn’t blame him.

      Not surprised thou, just look at people at the mall fighting for a free pretzel sample, i knew this one was going to turn nasty.

      disappointed about few people acting like toddlers.

    • pa5t1s
      July 12, 2015

      Yeah, thanks God, it’s Monday πŸ™‚

    • pa5t1s
      July 12, 2015

      Yep, you talk wisely… as usual πŸ˜‰

    • MaxPower
      July 12, 2015

      sometimes. πŸ™‚
      sometimes i also drag myself into silly diatribes while i should simply avoid them.
      we all have our weakness.

    • monkeytree
      July 12, 2015

      Throw in some song & dance, add a happy end and imagine it to be a hilarious Bollywood comedy πŸ˜‰

    • iKosh
      July 12, 2015

      Yeah, I really feel bad for Andi. The idea of this giveaway was a really nice gesture from him. I appreciate it and I know that most people wouldn’t think about their loyal readers like he does.
      Anyway it seems that the award is going to be in good hands after all.

    • MaxPower
      July 12, 2015

      kudos to him.
      he came out not with just one, but 2 phones: both flagships!

      I wish him good luck with the store and I’ll recommend it to my family and friends. Of course, I’m gonna buy myself there as well.

      Ad Maiora Andi

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      We need some drama and comedy around here everyonce in awhile. Otherwise it’s just a group of mostly middle aged men arguing about Chinese toys….

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      Your always going to get that with contests like this,it brings out the best and worst in people. Especially when two really good phones are involved. If this had been an Elephone and Ulefone the impact might have been less and that’s about what I expected when he said there would be a giveaway for us. I was floored when I saw the two he chose.

      But hopefully once this dies down things will go back to normal and a 2 members of this family will have really good new phones.

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      This maybe the first time in history somebody was happy that the weekend was over!

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      you should be disqualified for ” deflating” your comments πŸ˜‰

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      Haha. That’s just my weightloss nickname! No you cant look at my phone!!!

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      He is probably drunk

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      lol.
      btw, what happened to Yasir?
      i haven’t seen him commenting here at all.
      turns out he’s not the great deal hunter i thought he was since he’s missing the biggest deal he could get.

      edit: wtf? did i win?

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      You did and I did. I am not gonna lie I really didn’t think I would win I was kinda surprised when I saw how many people voted for me.

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      I’m shocked, i didn’t see that coming.
      i was sure about yourself thou.
      You have owned probably any brand, low, mid and high range and always give advices.
      You’ve never gotten into those silly arguments about SoC either.

      different story about myself, I’m not gonna hide you that i feel awkward claiming this prize.
      and i wouldn’t probably do it if my wife didn’t need one so badly.
      she’s dragging her broken S3 till the end of August when her contact with Sprint will expire

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      Funny story I actually sold all my Android phones because I was going to do the 30 days with Ubuntu test. The BQ Aqarius broke after a week and I was left with nothing. Right now i have been using an old travel phone of mine an Alcatel One Touch Fierce! And I am considering picking up a Windows Phone to try out. But this couldn’t come at a better time for me.

      Funny enough while I have owned many brands I have never used either one of these brands before so I am excited about either one.

  253. calvin greene
    July 12, 2015

    I vote for Andy Chan , best of luck Andy , hope you win !!!

    CALVIN from IRELAND!!!

  254. Mesterio
    July 12, 2015

    I vote for Mohammad Yasir and Balcobomber25

  255. Cybusezalla Cuart
    July 12, 2015

    I think you have to play me one of these great phones that usually have much luck with Giz China have if accompanied me luck.
    Bye Bye and Good Look. πŸ˜‰

  256. Vicki
    July 12, 2015

    may I please add to the nominations with everyone who assisted on my thread https://www.gizchina.com/forums/topic/your-recommendation-on-an-honest-reputable-phone-company-and-distributor/ please take everyones names from there. I have no idea if all are regular members of your discussion groups but if they are then congratulations on having a really great bunch of people. All suggestions and comments were polite and I was blown over by the really nice ways people dealt with me. So often on these forums you get arrogance and condescension. I was made to feel welcome and not at all inferior. Something that is often lacking. So please consider all who assited me on that thread

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      We are trying to build the forum here as a helpful place where people can go for help without judgement or elitism that you usually find on forums (any of those type of posts will be dealt with). The world of Chinese phones can be very intimidating and scary at first given the vast selection of brands and resellers. Many of us have been through the pitfalls of buying online, from getting ripped off to getting scammed. I implore any beginners to come here first and either ask some questions or read some comments. There are plenty of people who would love to help out a beginner. I can’t say this enough though, ALWAYS use Paypal! They are the best at conflict resolution and you will never get ripped off with them having your back.

      • Vicki
        July 13, 2015

        well sir you lead beautifully by example, thank you and everyone else who was good enough to answer me.

  257. Frances
    July 12, 2015

    I would like to nominate Shaun as I’ve seen him being regularly active on the GizChina Core fb group.

  258. ferdi
    July 13, 2015

    to promote new members, it might be better for new people joining if one prize was for the nominated person and also one for the member who voted? perhaps a smaller prize for person who voted with valid reason.

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      They have had enough contests to promote new members that is not with this one is for. It is to reward the members that helped grow this site into what it is today.

      • ferdi
        July 13, 2015

        Yes it was a nice gesture to show appreciation for loyal members. It would be a shame to see it go to people who join just for a competition week just join to spam up with any links an no other original just to show as most active that week. I did vote for you days ago btw…deserved winner, enjoy the new device.

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2015

          Thanks for voting!

  259. Muneeb Ali
    July 13, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad yasir, because he really needs a phone, hopefully he gets one now….. I’ve been a avid reader for the last almost 2 years and in that time I’ve read almost all of his comments, im curious what would happen when he finally gets a phone….. Will he like the camera or not? πŸ™‚

    • Max
      July 13, 2015

      probably not and it would still be too expensive! XD

  260. Andy Chan
    July 13, 2015

    congrats to the winners. they highly deserve it

  261. Vicki
    July 13, 2015

    may I please add to the nominations with everyone who assisted on my thread http://www.gizchina.com/forums/topic/your-recommendation-on-an-honest-reputable-phone-company-and-distributor/ please take everyones names from there. I have no idea if all are regular members of your discussion groups but if they are then congratulations on having a really great bunch of people. All suggestions and comments were polite and I was blown over by the really nice ways people dealt with me. So often on these forums you get arrogance and condescension. I was made to feel welcome and not at all inferior. Something that is often lacking. So please consider all who assited me on that thread

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      We are trying to build the forum here as a helpful place where people can go for help without judgement or elitism that you usually find on forums (any of those type of posts will be dealt with). The world of Chinese phones can be very intimidating and scary at first given the vast selection of brands and resellers. Many of us have been through the pitfalls of buying online, from getting ripped off to getting scammed. I implore any beginners to come here first and either ask some questions or read some comments. There are plenty of people who would love to help out a beginner. I can’t say this enough though, ALWAYS use Paypal! They are the best at conflict resolution and you will never get ripped off with them having your back.

    • Vicki
      July 13, 2015

      well sir you lead beautifully by example, thank you and everyone else who was good enough to answer me.

  262. balcobomber25
    July 13, 2015

    I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I honestly never though I would receive this many votes. I look forward to more engaging conversation with each and everyone of you and I am always in the forums for anyone who needs help.

    • Max
      July 13, 2015

      congrats dude! you got my vote and deserved it. would be interesting who gets which phone! πŸ˜‰

      • balcobomber25
        July 13, 2015

        I believe I am getting the MX5.

        • jalebi Singh
          July 18, 2015

          hey, I’m thinking of buying an MX5. Can you tell me the pros and cons of it? And can you put an sd card in it? I heard you can’t, but i think you could possibly use one of the SIM trays as a sd tray. Thx

          • balcobomber25
            July 19, 2015

            I will be doing a full review once I get it so stay tuned for that. Probably won’t be for 2-3 weeks though as I am currently traveling. As for SD card there is no support for one. The community may be able to come up with a hack to use the second sim slot but as of right now there is no way to do it. A lot of phones these days are dropping support for SD cards, even Samsung with their S6. The best way to get around it I have found is OTG/USB. You can get some incredibly small thumb drives these days and I have found comparable sizes are a lot cheaper than SD cards.

            • pa5t1s
              July 19, 2015

              USB OTG is definitively a better solution.

            • balcobomber25
              July 19, 2015

              Yea a lot of people don’t realize just how much better it is and just how easy it is. It requires you to carry an extra cable, but my OTG cable is tiny and fits in wallet without issue.

            • pa5t1s
              July 19, 2015

              I bought myself this kind of gadget on Ali: small, handy, perfect πŸ˜‰ have a look, you won’t regret it πŸ˜‰

            • balcobomber25
              July 19, 2015

              I actually had one of those I got at a trade show awhile back, Xiaomi was giving orange ones out. I loved it for how easy and convenient it was, but I had never seen them on the resellers sites, I’ll check it out.

            • jalebi Singh
              July 20, 2015

              thx and congrats on your winnings. I just got a business deal here in Canada from Telus since my dad is a business owner, so i can get incredible deals. $250 S6 64GB no contract. Or S6 128GB for just $320. If I wait for the Note 5, then I can get the base model for just $300 no contract. Lol sorry guys, I don’t need a chinese phone anymore, although ill stay active on Gizchina because I fell in love with chinese phones, started off as a broke teen who wanted good specs, thinking chinese phones would be crap until he saw ’em. Now he is getting Samsung though. Wonder how much an MX5 Pro would cost for me. $150? Lol

            • balcobomber25
              July 20, 2015

              I wouldn;t pay $50 for an S6 but enjoy it lol.

            • jalebi Singh
              July 22, 2015

              lol why not? Why does everyone even hate the S6 in the first place?

            • balcobomber25
              July 22, 2015

              I dont like Samsung phones because I hate their software, Touchwhiz. Most of their phones are excellent, for instance the Note 3/4 are two of of my favorite phones ever (minus Touchwhiz). But the S6 to me is a disaster for a number of reasons:

              1. It has a beautiful display but it paired that with such a small battery, battery life is terrible on it.

              2. The camera has the potential to be amazing. If you have plenty of light photos look spectacular. Even the slightest shadow though can be a disaster. The LG G4 is much better at this.

              3. It looks very good and has good build quality but it has horrible ventilation meaning it heats up a lot more than it should.

              4. My wife has had so many problems with the fingerprint scanner she doesn’t even use it. Many times we would wake up and the phone would default back to no password (slide to unlock), other times her fingerprint wouldn’t read correctly. And she is not alone on this there are complaints all over forums about these problems.

  263. pa5t1s
    July 13, 2015

    Congrats to MaxPower and Balcobomber25! They do really deserve to be rewarded for their daily contributions, talks and shouts, humors… They really are what a community member should be: someone who gives before asking or begging, someone present and yet discret. And most of all, someone adding value to the community with its brain and guts, with its *own* point of view, not something googled around…
    This week was terrible: first the Facebook’s flood and spam, then this awesome thread, full of arrogance, stupidity and selfishness.
    I’m pretty sure that things will go back to normal, and that we’ll enjoy reading reviews by Andi, Yash or Christopher. Amen.

  264. Chickens
    July 13, 2015

    Congratulations to two great guys!

    Pardon the intrusion but who gets what?

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I believe i am getting the MX5 and Max the OPO.

      • MaxPower
        July 13, 2015

        the phone is going to go straight to my wife so it doesn’t matter which one she’s going to get. both are better than her Samsung S3.
        so it’s up to you which one you prefer.

        • pa5t1s
          July 13, 2015

          Umm, tonight the night will be … hot πŸ˜€ Hopefully, both phones are great , whichever, so Balco won’t cheat with your wife πŸ˜›

        • balcobomber25
          July 13, 2015

          Andi asked me which one I preferred, It was actually a tough decision because I’ve always wanted a Meizu but the OPO is one of the best all around phones available (despite their marketing flaws). In the end I love Flyme so I chose MX5. But the OPO is a great deal I believe it is the 64GB version.

          • MaxPower
            July 13, 2015

            cool, works for me.
            i would have picked the meizu as well but since the phone is for her i think OPO would suit better since CM looks more like stock Android and plus she’ll have working 4G.

            • balcobomber25
              July 13, 2015

              I love the look of the OPO, that bamboo looks sexy.

            • MaxPower
              July 13, 2015

              i showed her a picture and she loved it,plus she’s into couponing so that couldn’t make her happier.
              Happy wife happy life right?

  265. ferdi
    July 13, 2015

    to promote new members, it might be better for new people joining if one prize was for the nominated person and also one for the member who voted? perhaps a smaller prize for person who voted with valid reason.

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      They have had enough contests to promote new members that is not with this one is for. It is to reward the members that helped grow this site into what it is today.

    • ferdi
      July 13, 2015

      Yes it was a nice gesture to show appreciation for loyal members. It would be a shame to see it go to people who join just for a competition week just join to spam up with any links an no other original just to show as most active that week. I did vote for you days ago btw…deserved winner, enjoy the new device.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2015

      Thanks for voting!

  266. Docmaddy
    July 13, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad yasir, because he really needs a phone, hopefully he gets one now….. I’ve been a avid reader for the last almost 2 years and in that time I’ve read almost all of his comments, im curious what would happen when he finally gets a phone….. Will he like the camera or not? πŸ™‚

    • Max
      July 13, 2015

      probably not and it would still be too expensive! XD

  267. monkeytree
    July 13, 2015

    Exactly my candidates came out on top, congrats gentlemen. Do I win something now? ?

  268. Andy Chan
    July 13, 2015

    congrats to the winners. they highly deserve it

  269. MaxPower
    July 13, 2015

    shocked. i want to thank whoever voted for me.
    what’s wrong with you guys?!? LoL

    • pa5t1s
      July 13, 2015

      sometimes s**t happens… πŸ˜›

      • MaxPower
        July 13, 2015

        i couldn’t explain it better!

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I voted for you after four glasses of scotch and an Alec Bradley cigar (my second love after Chinese phones). I probably wasnt in the right frame of mind…

      • MaxPower
        July 13, 2015

        that sounds sexy πŸ™‚

  270. balcobomber25
    July 13, 2015

    I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I honestly never though I would receive this many votes. I look forward to more engaging conversation with each and everyone of you and I am always in the forums for anyone who needs help.

    • Max
      July 13, 2015

      congrats dude! you got my vote and deserved it. would be interesting who gets which phone! πŸ˜‰

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I believe I am getting the MX5.

    • jalebi Singh
      July 18, 2015

      hey, I’m thinking of buying an MX5. Can you tell me the pros and cons of it? And can you put an sd card in it? I heard you can’t, but i think you could possibly use one of the SIM trays as a sd tray. Thx

    • balcobomber25
      July 19, 2015

      I will be doing a full review once I get it so stay tuned for that. Probably won’t be for 2-3 weeks though as I am currently traveling. As for SD card there is no support for one. The community may be able to come up with a hack to use the second sim slot but as of right now there is no way to do it. A lot of phones these days are dropping support for SD cards, even Samsung with their S6. The best way to get around it I have found is OTG/USB. You can get some incredibly small thumb drives these days and I have found comparable sizes are a lot cheaper than SD cards.

    • pa5t1s
      July 19, 2015

      USB OTG is definitively a better solution.

    • balcobomber25
      July 19, 2015

      Yea a lot of people don’t realize just how much better it is and just how easy it is. It requires you to carry an extra cable, but my OTG cable is tiny and fits in wallet without issue.

    • pa5t1s
      July 19, 2015

      I bought myself this kind of gadget on Ali: small, handy, perfect πŸ˜‰ have a look, you won’t regret it πŸ˜‰

    • balcobomber25
      July 19, 2015

      I actually had one of those I got at a trade show awhile back, Xiaomi was giving orange ones out. I loved it for how easy and convenient it was, but I had never seen them on the resellers sites, I’ll check it out.

    • jalebi Singh
      July 20, 2015

      thx and congrats on your winnings. I just got a business deal here in Canada from Telus since my dad is a business owner, so i can get incredible deals. $250 S6 64GB no contract. Or S6 128GB for just $320. If I wait for the Note 5, then I can get the base model for just $300 no contract. Lol sorry guys, I don’t need a chinese phone anymore, although ill stay active on Gizchina because I fell in love with chinese phones, started off as a broke teen who wanted good specs, thinking chinese phones would be crap until he saw ’em. Now he is getting Samsung though. Wonder how much an MX5 Pro would cost for me. $150? Lol

    • balcobomber25
      July 20, 2015

      I wouldn;t pay $50 for an S6 but enjoy it lol.

    • jalebi Singh
      July 22, 2015

      lol why not? Why does everyone even hate the S6 in the first place?

    • balcobomber25
      July 22, 2015

      I dont like Samsung phones because I hate their software, Touchwhiz. Most of their phones are excellent, for instance the Note 3/4 are two of of my favorite phones ever (minus Touchwhiz). But the S6 to me is a disaster for a number of reasons:

      1. It has a beautiful display but it paired that with such a small battery, battery life is terrible on it.

      2. The camera has the potential to be amazing. If you have plenty of light photos look spectacular. Even the slightest shadow though can be a disaster. The LG G4 is much better at this.

      3. It looks very good and has good build quality but it has horrible ventilation meaning it heats up a lot more than it should.

      4. My wife has had so many problems with the fingerprint scanner she doesn’t even use it. Many times we would wake up and the phone would default back to no password (slide to unlock), other times her fingerprint wouldn’t read correctly. And she is not alone on this there are complaints all over forums about these problems.

  271. Oz
    July 13, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir – that””poor”cant afford a premium Chinese Cell phone. He also love this site and sometimes entertain us.

  272. Vicki
    July 13, 2015

    congrats gentlemen πŸ™‚

  273. pa5t1s
    July 13, 2015

    Congrats to MaxPower and Balcobomber25! They do really deserve to be rewarded for their daily contributions, talks and shouts, humors… They really are what a community member should be: someone who gives before asking or begging, someone present and yet discret. And most of all, someone adding value to the community with its brain and guts, with its *own* point of view, not something googled around…
    This week was terrible: first the Facebook’s flood and spam, then this awesome thread, full of arrogance, stupidity and selfishness.
    I’m pretty sure that things will go back to normal, and that we’ll enjoy reading reviews by Andi, Yash or Christopher. Amen.

  274. Chickens
    July 13, 2015

    Congratulations to two great guys!

    Pardon the intrusion but who gets what?

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I believe i am getting the MX5 and Max the OPO.

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      the phone is going to go straight to my wife so it doesn’t matter which one she’s going to get. both are better than her Samsung S3.
      so it’s up to you which one you prefer.

    • pa5t1s
      July 13, 2015

      Umm, tonight the night will be … hot πŸ˜€ Hopefully, both phones are great , whichever, so Balco won’t cheat with your wife πŸ˜›

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      Andi asked me which one I preferred, It was actually a tough decision because I’ve always wanted a Meizu but the OPO is one of the best all around phones available (despite their marketing flaws). In the end I love Flyme so I chose MX5. But the OPO is a great deal I believe it is the 64GB version.

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      cool, works for me.
      i would have picked the meizu as well but since the phone is for her i think OPO would suit better since CM looks more like stock Android and plus she’ll have working 4G.

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I love the look of the OPO, that bamboo looks sexy.

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      i showed her a picture and she loved it,plus she’s into couponing so that couldn’t make her happier.
      Happy wife happy life right?

  275. monkeytree
    July 13, 2015

    Exactly my candidates came out on top, congrats gentlemen. Do I win something now? 😜

  276. MaxPower
    July 13, 2015

    shocked. i want to thank whoever voted for me.
    what’s wrong with you guys?!? LoL

    • pa5t1s
      July 13, 2015

      sometimes s**t happens… πŸ˜›

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2015

      I voted for you after four glasses of scotch and an Alec Bradley cigar (my second love after Chinese phones). I probably wasnt in the right frame of mind…

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      that sounds sexy πŸ™‚

    • MaxPower
      July 13, 2015

      i couldn’t explain it better!

  277. Guest
    July 13, 2015

    I vote for Muhammad Yasir – that””poor”cant afford a premium Chinese Cell phone. He also love this site and sometimes entertain us.

  278. Vicki
    July 13, 2015

    congrats gentlemen πŸ™‚

  279. Robert Smit
    July 13, 2015

    nice contest

  280. Robert Smit
    July 13, 2015

    nice contest

  281. Xiaolu
    July 13, 2015

    Couldn’t make it in time… but, yeah, those were my winners! Enjoy your toys! πŸ˜›

  282. Xiaolu
    July 14, 2015

    Couldn’t make it in time… but, yeah, those were my winners! Enjoy your toys! πŸ˜›