Meet the Gizchina team!

Here’s the team that makes the magic happen at GizChina!

Andi Sykes – Founder, Editor

andi sykes founder of gizchinaAndi Sykes is the founder and editor of He is a huge technology and gadget fan with a soft spot for hacking devices to do what they were not intended for. He also enjoys searching through electronics ‘cities’ looking for the latest ‘knock offs’. Follow Me! Tumblr / Twitter

Karel Baláč – Admin, Operations

With a vast experience IT (since 2003), Karel has turned into a firm Chinese phone enthusiast the last few years.

Nikos Papanikolopoulos – Editor in Chief

Always on the move, never give up. I’ve learned that I don’t know anything. Have also learned that people will pay for what I know. 😉

Efe Udin – (Heavy duty) Editor

I’m a professional geologist and an enthusiastic writer who is interested in technology. I sleep and wake with my mobile phone, data connection on 24/7. My PC is never more than a metre from me

Ige Ebima – (Happy) Editor

A graduate Dental Technologist, Android phones lover and a tech writer with focus on Mobile/ Hand held devices.You can interact with me on my Social Media accounts.

Abdullah – (Fresh) Editor

Tech blogger, fan of technology, entrepreneurship, and music.  

Martin Fabian – (Our) Editor

Professional classical music singer, tablet enthusiast and avid gamer with penchant for quality literature and tasty cuisine. And port wine of course 🙂

Marco Lancaster – (Dancing) Editor

A technology enthusiast. Fascinated for technology. Currently a student of Computer Engineering, passioned for Chinese world of Smart Devices and their innovation in the pricing and quality. I like to take photos and venture myself in natural places.

Pierpaolo Figuccia – Editor (on the move)

Tech lover, PC Gamer, Photography Newbie, Twitch / Youtube streamer – Follow me on Twitter! 🙂

Argam Artashyan – (Scoop) Editor

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

Ying Hua – (Always on) Editor

I’m an avid gamer and a bit of a Ninja when it comes to gadgets and technology. When I’m not busy with the latest Android and iOS games and I can be found writing at

Abdul – Super Editor

An Android enthusiast since I had a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. I love writing about the latest in smartphones. When not writing, I will be looking for something to devour, preferably, an all cheese Margherita Pizza. Playing football in the evening is a holy ritual, I never miss it.

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  1. Sethunath
    February 21, 2013

    Love this site for the in depth news and analysis on the Chinese phones, which are in a way better than most branded phones that exists in the market! Good job guys!

  2. Bruno
    March 8, 2013

    Dear Gizchina,

    i live in Argentina, i want to buy a phone and i´m looking for a phone compatible with 3G WCDMA 850/1900/2100 frecuencies (at&t frecuencies, we have the same frecuencies on our counrty), one sim only, with 1G ram, could you help me? i will really apreciate it.

    best regards,


  3. Jeff
    March 14, 2013

    Great site, I am glad I found you guys! Great work Andi!

    • March 14, 2013

      Thanks Jeff 🙂

  4. April 7, 2013

    Echo other comments. Great blog.

    Having visited China/Shenzhen last year, it’s clear that it’s one of, if not the most, dynamic countries on earth right now and we appreciate insider news. 😉

    P.S – I’ve started a forum for our store, We’d love to work with GizChina and Chinese Smartphone enthusiasts. Looking forward to more news and videos on this site.

  5. MMM
    May 6, 2013

    Good Captain with deep love for his work and a dedicated self motivated team, which carry same vision of their captain in their eyes. I love this team and their work. Keep it up…
    Thanks Andi n Team..

  6. May 23, 2013

    Great site, great reviews and good information about the chinese smarthphones. I love it.
    Thanks #Team-Gizchina

    • May 23, 2013

      Cheers mate! 🙂

  7. June 10, 2013

    Great site

  8. Harald
    June 27, 2013

    Why Gizchina called Gizchina?

    • LinuxMint
      July 14, 2013

      Because it has to report about the latest Chinese handheld electronic gizmos/gadgets, namely cell phones and tablets, as its proclaimed purpose!?

  9. LinuxMint
    July 14, 2013

    Could each of you please enhance your “Author Info” with the nation you are living in or at least its UTC-based timezone info?
    All I know so far, is that the/a? server of gizchina appears to be located in Provo, UT, USA.

  10. September 4, 2013

    Dear All,
    Thanks for the great job that you’re doing – thanks to you I’m in the Cina mobile world:)
    Do you think that the site that is advertising XiaoMi phones on your site (xiaomimobilestrore) is reliable? The price for Mi2s is lower than M2a…

  11. MARK
    September 7, 2013

    Dear All,
    I have recently discovered your website and love all your reviews.
    Can you please help me find a phone that meets my needs as I have spent hours trying to match up specs without much success.
    I live in the U.S.A. and need a Dual Sim phone that will work here on 3G. I
    believe I need HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz but can’t find phones
    that meet these requirements and specs online are inconsistent for same phone from different websites. I would also like a 5.0 inch screen and a price of
    under 300usd if possible. Please let me know of any models that would work for me here.
    Thank you for your help and keep up your great website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cassie
      November 19, 2013

      You can consider the Inew I7000 Smartphone !!

  12. Maks
    September 14, 2013

    Why your site does not have favicon, it is very convenient to open the bookmark does not look to be the site of interest to you by name, and look for familiar favicon.

  13. Viky
    October 20, 2013

    Hello this is my first time I want to buy an ipad mini o goopad mini plus. What can I do? Im from italy. How much money please. Thanks.

  14. Shirley
    November 25, 2014

    Love the site! Good job! Greetings from Panama, Central America.

  15. Jess
    January 30, 2015

    Weird you have no review of the THL 4000