Fresh Goods Friday 1: Vivo X6 Plus A, Gizcam Lens, Redfox Gyro and Anker

gizchina fresh goods friday 1

In a new feature we are calling Fresh Goods Friday (shamelessly borrowed from Singletrackworld) we plan to post an update of all the latest goodies we have in the office waiting for review.

Each Friday we plan to update you all with the latest products we have received for review, this way you all get a to know what to expect in the coming week (and I can finally get a little more organised).

This week’s fresh goods are as follows:

Vivo X6 Plus A

vivo x6 plus hands on and first impressions

I already mentioned earlier on in the week that Vivo had been very kind to give us their new Vivo X6 Plus for review, but what I got wrong were the specifications. Vivo actually gave me the Vivo X6 Plus A, so instead of the Mediatek MT6752 the phone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset with 4GB RAM (sorry for the mix up).

vivo x6 plus hands on and first impressions

Other features are a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display, 64GB memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front, and rear fingerprint scanner.

So far I have been really impressed with the battery life on this phone with it giving me 2 days of heavy usage during MWC (while my OPX game up by the afternoon). Hands on video later today, and full review next week (promise).

Gizcam Professional HD Super Wide Angle Lens

gizcam wide angle lens

No, we haven’t started are own accessory brand (although that’s not a bad idea). The Gizcam wide-angle lens clips over your phones existing rear camera to give you a super wide 238° view. 

The lens is constructed of thick glass with a metal body and come with a lens cap, microfiber cloth, small carry bag and plastic clip with rubber foot to prevent scratches on your screen. The design of the clip will limit which phones you can use the lens to those with the camera near to the very top of the phone e.g Vivo X6 Plus, iPhone, Xiaomi Mi5, Mi4, Mi Note etc, it won’t fit on the OnePlus 2 and I don’t think it would work on a Meizu either.

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Here’s a sample photo with the lens attached to the Vivo X6 Plus A.

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Gizcam 3-in-1 lens kit

gizcam 3-in-1 lens kit

Another simple clip on kit by Gizcam this time comprising of a fish eye lens, macro lens and wide-angle lens (110°). This time you get 2 clips (1 for each lens). The fish eye lens has just the fish eye feature, but removing the outer lens on the smaller wide-angle unit converts it to a macro lens. The kit also comes with a cloth and bag too.

Gizcam Redfox 3 axis hand-held gyro

gizcam redfox camera gyro

Gizcam has also sent over their hand-held gyro. There are 2 versions of this steady cam ours is the model for action cameras, but there is another that can be used for smartphones.

The stabilizer comes with a built-in battery that powers the motors in the gyro and can also power your action camera, I’ve only quickly tested it with a GoPro, but it will also work with Xiao Yi cameras too.

Anker Powercore 10050 mAh battery with quick charge 2.0

anker powercore

Anker had a range of great battery packs and chargers on show at MWC and they were kind enough to supply us with their 10050mAh battery back with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

The battery back is made with an alloy main body, features a button with 10 LED notification lights, and a single USB. Anker also make a range of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 batteries and chargers too.

So those are the goodies we have in store for next week, keep posted for reivews on each.

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  1. February 26, 2016

    I like this feature, and I’m waiting for us to start our own brand 😀

  2. Mesterio
    February 26, 2016

    Can’t wait for GizFreePhones. Waiting patiently……

  3. Sean Marrinan
    February 26, 2016

    I had the vivo xplay 3s and official support ended pretty quick even though we paid a high premium for the device. Ended up using custom builds which stopped too. They will do the same for this. I’d rather pay a premium for a Samsung or other big brand. Beware.

    • balcobomber25
      February 26, 2016

      You would rather pay a premium for a Samsung?

      That line alone makes this comment suspect. The Vivo Xplay 3S cost more than nearly every Samsung phone when it launched. Also Samsung has much worse support than Vivo.

      • trapchan
        February 27, 2016

        how is Samsung support much worse than Vivo? Unless you buy the crap tier devices, I don’t see the device support being worse than Vivo .

        • balcobomber25
          February 27, 2016

          My wife has a Galaxy S6 (4, 3 etc before that). Touchwiz is one of the worst UI’s on Android, it is full of bloat and crapware and it is loaded with bugs that never get patched. We bought her S6 at launch and there are still bugs that have yet to be fixed. Since owning it she has had about 3 OTA’s.

          • trapchan
            February 28, 2016

            and the bug is?

  4. balcobomber25
    February 26, 2016

    I have seen external lenses in a few of the camera shops I go to, always been curious how they would perform.