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  1. yash.khatri3297
    February 21, 2013

    http://android-sale.com/goopad-mini-s.html have a look at it it’s out of stock but looks kinda similar to what gopad mini will be have a look
    Yash khatri

    • February 22, 2013

      yep, but it will be pre-order only

      • Simon
        May 30, 2013

        Is pre-order really a con ?

  2. leonwangls
    February 22, 2013

    How do i do a search in this site? I can’t find the search bar.

  3. ayieda77
    February 23, 2013

    i have buy iphone from china….but the problem…..internet problem
    can’t setting internet and wifi

  4. Lefty
    February 23, 2013
  5. Eli
    February 25, 2013

    I just found out about this amazing phone


  6. djdelicioux
    February 27, 2013

    check for the newsmy nm890. its available at focalprice


  7. Whyzor
    March 5, 2013
  8. deepak george
    March 7, 2013


    hey andi check this video out please and let us know if its the real deal?
    Really waiting to buy this phone

  9. Chrisistof
    March 13, 2013

    Heard that delivery of the Jiayu G4 is delayed again.
    They now expect to ship out the G4 on the 10th of april.

  10. a.ilkay.u
    March 14, 2013

    A store @ aliexpress having iocean x7 youth in stock.

    I chatted them 20 min ago and they say still have 2 in stock for white version.

    So, X7 offical shipments just began or maybe they are selling the engineering ones?

  11. teja
    March 17, 2013


    jiayu G4 demo videos .


    • March 18, 2013

      Cheers just spotted them 🙂

  12. Wayne Goranson
    March 18, 2013

    Hey Guys…I bought a phone from android-sales.com based on your recommendation and they have not come through with a replacement I returned on December 31, 2012. What am I to do???? It is now March 17…what am I to do???? Can you help????

  13. Harsh Vardhan
    March 20, 2013
  14. jeffrey
    March 20, 2013

    Andi, not a tip but a suggestion–how about an article on what phones you can buy in China will work on USA TMobile or ATT 4G networks? Maybe too soon for LTE, but how about HSPA+?

    i hope you can write this before Friday–when I leave for Shanghai!

  15. Tibor
    March 21, 2013

    Hey Andi, I have some great news about the Jiayu G4! Check the link below to see more, but translating the text gives some great information:

    1. 4.1 will be changed into 4.2
    2. Yamaha audio amplifier
    3. 1800 mah standard version will get an 1850 mah battery instead
    4. (Not sure about this one, I think they are saying that the front camera will be a 5MP (!) camera) with CMOS optical sensor
    5. Dual sim 3G Connection
    6. The white version gets a silver metal frame and the black version will get a black metal frame

    Following this were a few minor announcements, but this is some great news I think!


    I hope you share this Andi, it seems reliable and it has some great news in it!

    PS, not shy about my name. Hehe

  16. ivo001
    March 21, 2013

    I’ve heard that on the Jiayu forum, new info has been released about the Jiayu G4

    1. Android 4.1 OS update to Android 4.2.
    2. Yamaha chip as “amp” sound.
    3. “Thin” version of the G4 will be equipped with 1850 mAh battery, not 1800 mAh.
    4. Improved camera lens F2.4 to 5P, an internationally renowned CMOS manufacturer. (captures more light?)
    5. Slot to support China Unicom 3G card, the card dual standby 3G support
    6. White version gets (white) silver metal frame and black a black metal frame …
    7. Capacitive buttons are illuminated only with activation / contact.
    8. Charger for battery upgraded to 1A (reduced load)
    9. New style and packaging materials … and other improvements …

    • Lola
      March 23, 2013

      wow more 0.50 mAh for the battery that’s awesome -_-

  17. Vk
    March 24, 2013

    Found some good videos related to jiayu g4 and wanted to share it with u guys.

    jiayu g4 gorrila glass 2 test : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dHkF3vFNII
    gaming : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY87fiqcOEY

  18. yash.khatri3297
    March 24, 2013

    http://www.gogi.in/xolo-q800-quad-core.html looks just like the small cosmic 4.5″ 1GB ram just the screen resolution is less

  19. Harsh Vardhan
    March 25, 2013

    UMI X2 (Prototype) Video Review..

  20. Jesus Fernandez Garcia
    March 30, 2013

    Hi, Why don’t you have paypal to be able to pay through it? I am really sorry because is the only way I buy through internet as well as all my friends.
    Please, let me know if you are planning to add this option for shopping.
    Thanks, best regards,

    • March 31, 2013

      Because we don’t sell phones

  21. Andre
    March 30, 2013

    Just came back from Hong Kong with a brand new “iTouch” Infinity HD2+
    Its a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 look-a-like

    Quad-Core ARMv7 1.2MHz CPU
    1GB RAM
    12 MP rear camera / 5 MP front camera
    Dual SIM

    • maxine
      April 22, 2013

      Hi we just got back also fro Hong Kong with the same phone the covers for the note don’t fit looked all over H K any one help Thanks

  22. April 1, 2013

    Hey Andi, I saw some sources saying the jiayu G4 advanced will be released 15th of May…

  23. Jaas
    April 1, 2013

    In your story “20 Android apps download store alternatives!”, you talk about Opera as being a trusted place to download from. When I tried to install the Opera browser on my android phone, the app demanded the right to take pictures and video. This is not the mark of trustworthy software. This is the mark of totally untrustworthy spyware.

  24. vince
    April 2, 2013

    Hey Andi, can u confirme this information from Pandawill?
    ” I just got the news that the manufacturer delayed the release of Jiayu G4 to 15th.May.
    Sorry to keep you waiting!

    The reasons for the delay are:
    1. Software issue: 13 mega pixels camera failed debugging. The manufacturer only debugged 8 mega pixels camera so far.
    2. Hardware issue: 13 mega pixels camera is out of stock. “

  25. Paarkhi Parekh
    April 11, 2013

    Andi, The Video review is out for the UMI X2 Prototype, check it @ http://www.gogi.in/umi-x2-prototype-review.html#more-6149, 2GB RAM, 32GB Internal,

  26. Rajeev
    April 20, 2013

    Mogu s2 appears on the manufacturers website.Initial promotional price is 299 yuan as against regular price of 399.Specs do not appear to live up to the hype.

  27. Benny
    April 21, 2013

    I would die for a good repertoire of some interesting gorilla glass phone models between 100 and 250 usd. If i see an article on top 10 mtk6589 phones coming along, I think it lacks info on gorilla glass or not. Andy would you please help us with a gorilla glass only top 10 or 15 deals article? Would be greatly appreciated !!

  28. Brian from Manchester
    April 22, 2013
  29. Brian from Manchester
    April 22, 2013
  30. WimVD
    April 22, 2013
  31. Brian from Manchester
    April 26, 2013
  32. Grzesiek
    April 28, 2013
  33. Brian from Manchester
    May 4, 2013

    Ive just ‘backed’ this …should work on my new Jiayu g4 when I finally get it and its a really nice elegant solution..no more dongle dangles:

  34. Brian from Manchester
    May 6, 2013

    Amazon App Store launches in China!


  35. Gina
    May 7, 2013

    can someone PLEASE tell me where to buy a goophone where the site is in english or can be traslated. i want the i9 but I can’t read the page.

    • May 7, 2013


      • Gina
        May 7, 2013

        Thank you Andi

  36. Brian from Manchester
    May 8, 2013

    Vivo Xplay review (more details emerge) including video


    • May 8, 2013

      Great thanks

  37. May 9, 2013

    Jiayu Mobile has just tweeted “At the beginning of next week begins shipping JIaYu G4 for members of our group who have applied for the purchase of this unit” in Russian presumably to their russian pre-orderers

  38. Ramunator
    May 9, 2013

    hullo Andy,

    Is it possible to buy pantech vega iron somewhere, or it is not on sale still?

  39. Harsh Vardhan
    May 10, 2013

    UMI X2 1.5Ghz MT6589T 2GB RAM complete review..

  40. May 10, 2013

    Jiayu G4 fairly detailed video review but its in French….


  41. May 10, 2013

    Oppo Find 5 to be launched in India soon.

  42. May 12, 2013

    Fastcardtech say they have Jiayu G4 in bulk and they have posted this Antutu comparison video:

    Jiayu G4 vs iOcean X7 vs Galaxy S4 Comparision


    • May 12, 2013

      When they say ‘in bulk’ they mean they had 100 and they have all gone to pre-orderers

  43. Lola
    May 14, 2013
  44. May 15, 2013

    Jiayu.es (Spain) review of G4 including GPS demo including a drive round Valencia

    • May 15, 2013

      Thanks mate, they actually emailed me this this morning.

      • May 15, 2013

        De Nada! I am driving to Spain next weekend ..Manchester – Alicante to our Spanish house for the summer. I will be about 60km from Valencia so I might pop into this shop and see the real thing before I order (from China! as its about 50$ cheaper but dont tell them that). Have decided that I want a thin black and white turbo premium one…as and when I can get one but may well change my mind and get the first one that comes along and then upgrade later (and sell the first on Ebay!)

        • May 15, 2013

          Just sent you an email 🙂

  45. May 16, 2013

    Abbie scooped it on Gizchina on the 7th of May but now Endgadget has caught up 9 days later but includes some more photos…just for the ladies though I dont think I will be buying one


  46. wolf
    May 18, 2013

    Could you make a review of VOWNEY V5 (www.v5zn.com)? It is interesting because it has the USB-OTG function and it is cheaper.

  47. Simon
    May 18, 2013

    A white version of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone could be released in the next month. A rumor suggests the white mobile device will become available through Google Play on the 10th of June, and will be accompanied by the release of the next iteration of the Android mobile operating system, version 4.3 (key lime pie)

  48. Simon
    May 18, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    Mlais MX58 has been upgraded to MT6589T Pro features

    A 5-inch OGS IPS Full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589T based on a Cortex A7 clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM CPU A Micro SD slot up to 32GB, Dual sim GSM GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 850/2100MHz, HSPA + 42Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi IEEE 802 b / g / n, a 12MP camera a 2MP front-facing camera, a 2500mAh battery, MLais MX58 dimensions 142 x 71 x 9.7mm and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

    If you could do a review of this handset it would be very nice. Thankyou

  49. May 18, 2013

    Please make it possible to search a device in your comparing database by parameters.


  50. May 19, 2013


    Could you also do a ‘Compare Tablets’ tool ..sure it would be useful..Ive just bought a Aoson M33 as reviewed by Abbie (thanks) …a compare tool would have really helped. Might update my Tablet next year so you have time.
    Also on the comparison tables perhaps you could consider adding Review comments where performed..ie summary , pros cons, Benchmarks, battery life, etc…

    • Simon
      June 1, 2013

      For sure the tablet market is just as big as the phone market from what I can see. More tablet info and android tv sticks/boxes too.

    • May 20, 2013

      Thanks Brian awesome tip. I actually have a Hisense Android box for my telly and it’s great. The factory is actually only a 15 min drive from my home 🙂

  51. May 20, 2013

    May be we Europeans better get our cheap phones from China whilst we still can:


  52. Norman Zakaria
    May 21, 2013

    Andi! Jiayu just posted that they just got their network license!

    • May 21, 2013

      Awesome so all we need now is a REAL release date 🙂

      • Norman Zakaria
        May 21, 2013

        Hope it’s soon 😀

  53. Norman Zakaria
    May 21, 2013

    Andi, I dunno if u saw it yet but Jiayu finally has a release date. They will start selling Jiayu G4 Youth model TOMORROW AFTERNOON! They have prepared 6000 units and it is all without OTG functions i’m afraid. This is great news!!

    • May 21, 2013

      Wow, no I didn’t see it thanks for the news!

  54. Simon
    May 21, 2013

    Apparently Konka who manufacture tvs, fridges and air conditioning in China are unleashing the V981:

    With a Samsung Super AMOLED screen. A resolution of 1280 x 720, a MediaTek MT6589 Quad-core processor based on Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB Ram, 16GB Roma, a Micro SD slot can accommodate a Micro SD card up to 32GB, Dual sim GSM and 3G WCDMA 850/2100MHz, HSPA +, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a back camera with a 13MP sensor, a camera 5MP front, a 2200mAh battery and Android version 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with overlay Muse 3.0.

  55. ivo001
    May 22, 2013

    Apparantly you can smash nuts with the Jiayu G4


    P.s. that guy has ade loads of intersting g4 vids

  56. May 22, 2013

    Andi, just check this video testing the gorilla glass of Jiayu G4!! outstanding eheh

    • Simon
      May 23, 2013

      Don’t try that at home

  57. Norman Zakaria
    May 23, 2013

    Andi, The quadcore Jiayu G3 just went up for sale on official jiayu website as stated in the forum. Looking good 🙂

    • May 23, 2013

      wow awesome 🙂

  58. dubazar
    May 23, 2013

    91umi.com has deleted the technical sheet of umi x2 maybe too many issues with MT6589T… so wait and see

    • May 23, 2013

      Yes, I just noticed that too…..

  59. jennifer
    May 25, 2013

    dose anyone no were i can buy ipad mini copy and iphone 5 copy paying with paypal please.

    • May 28, 2013

      Merimobiles take paypal..you will probably find what you are looking for there

    • May 28, 2013

      Also Fastcardtech

      • Simon
        May 29, 2013

        Did you know Fastcardtech are apparently in Canada !!

    • Simon
      May 28, 2013

      ChinaPadMall seems very reliable

  60. May 26, 2013

    there many review of umi x2 clocked at 1.5ghz on the official umi forum. Take a look at this box : http://bbs.91umi.com/data/attachment/forum/201305/26/124251y2ywwddewflfdw2d.jpg

  61. Simon
    May 28, 2013

    After the success of the Verne V5, Verne are preparing to launch their V8 (serious competitor to Huawei Ascend Mate, but with full HD)

    Verne V8 should come with a 6-inch IPS OGS Full HD 1080p Sharp (1920 x 1080), a Quad- core, as you know, the CPU found in the Xiaomi Mi-2S , Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB ROM + a Micro SD slot can accommodate a Micro SD card up to 32GB, NFC, MHL, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS / A-GPS, a camera with a sensor Sony Exmor 13MP , a front camera wide angle (97 °) 5MP.

  62. BrianJackson
    May 29, 2013

    This lucky lady orders a Jiayu G4 and is happy to get a G3 delivered…at least she got a phone…

    my G4 is supposed to be delivered to my daughters this morning and I am 1500 miles away….at least she will be able to tell me if its any good..Interesting to see her reaction shes a big Iphone fan girl

    • BrianJackson
      May 29, 2013

      Also note that I had to pay £10 import tax…..which isnt bad but brings it very close to buying one from Jiayu.es especially now the jiayumobile.com have increased the price to $270!

      • Simon
        May 29, 2013

        Where did you buy yours from ?

        • May 29, 2013

          Jaiyumobile.com but Ive had a few lies and problems on the way!

          • Simon
            May 29, 2013

            I was looking at the Jiayu.es site, apparently if we buy from within the EU, then there is no import tax to pay !

            • May 31, 2013

              That is correct Simon..I had to pay £10 import tax on my G4 but I read somewhere that you usually get done for import tax if you ship by DHL whereas perhaps you wouldnt with other routes…my daughter just bought a Aoson tablet from lightake which caame with free airmail tracking delivery and she didnt have to pay any tax and it arrived quite quickly.

            • Simon
              May 31, 2013

              So she used free shipping instead of courier (DHL – there was no tax to pay and it didnt take that long either is that ?

              Additionally if you use DHL for example and you do end up paying import tax – do you have to pay courier fees to DHL as well. I don’t quite understand it – having never bought anyting before !

            • Simon
              May 31, 2013

              Oh DOH….of course the courier fees is the extra you pay at the time of purchase for DHL etc…sily me

    • May 29, 2013

      I saw it a while back. Bloody terrible advert!

  63. Norman Zakaria
    May 29, 2013

    Andi! News from Jiayu!! They say they’ve finally finished debugging the Jiayu G4 Advanced version and their only problem is the delay in stocks for the MT6589T processors and 2GB RAM chips.

    THATS RIGHT! We’re getting an upgrade to the turbo mediatek processor!! I’m so happy I ordered the advanced version and not the 1gb version.

    They say that they will launch with 1.5ghz processor, 2gb ram, 32gb rom and they are optimistic for a June launch! Not only that, they’ve run antutu on it and got almost 16000 points!

    Can’t wait!!!!!~~

    • Simon
      May 29, 2013

      So the advanced Jiayu G4 automatically becomes the Turbo version, is that right ?

      • Norman Zakaria
        May 29, 2013

        Thats what I read. I hope I didn’t misread that.

        • Simon
          May 29, 2013


    • May 29, 2013

      I was just looking at the Antutu scores while I was out. Looks amazing!

  64. May 29, 2013

    Seen this? another ladies phone hits the handbag market

    • May 29, 2013

      Yep very nice looking phone cheers!

  65. Cefe Martin
    May 29, 2013

    Hello Andi from Spain. I have an HDC Galaxy S3 – 4.7 Inch Screen 3G GPS 5MP Camera Android Phone MTK6575 and i would like to root it to remove the chinese apps. Can you help me?

    Thanks a lot for your time.

  66. May 30, 2013

    Could you think about adding the top 4 Non Chinese Phones (Samsung, HTC, Apple and Sony) to your comparison tool as I am fedup with people asking why I bought the G4 when I could have had a ‘good’ phone! and Im sure it may help other people make their choices by understanding the price/perfomance/comparison with these more expensive popular phones

    • May 30, 2013

      Great idea!

    • Simon
      May 30, 2013

      Brian you should have simply told them: “because you’re in the know”

      • May 31, 2013

        I did but as they know me they didnt believe me!

        • Simon
          May 31, 2013

          Brian how long have you had the Jiayu G4, how long do you plan to keep, and how will you “dispose” of it when you decide to buy a new phone ?

  67. May 31, 2013

    Presume youve seen this already Oppo Ulike 2s


  68. Norman Zakaria
    June 1, 2013

    Hey Andi, I heard that Jiayu will be selling Jiayu G4 with OTG starting June 1st I think but I didn’t understand the whole post. Can you read on it on official jiayu forum and tell us whats going on?

  69. June 2, 2013

    This may take a bit of time and effort but perhaps you could put the G4 and the X2 in comparison to these other phones

  70. vlad andrici
    June 2, 2013

    The Budget / Cheap iPhone Surfaces In Two New Photos (Real of Fake?)

    “Today two new photos allegedly depicting the upcoming budget / cheap iPhone have surfaced. If they are indeed real, the device will be made out of plastic (like previous rumors have suggested) and will have a rounded back panel (a la iPhone 3G, 3GS).”


  71. BrianJackson
    June 3, 2013

    Nice looking non Chinese phone from Acer, a bit big for my taste, but runs MTK6589T(probably) and predicted price $480


  72. geo
    June 3, 2013


    As the title says, the first MT6589T smart phone ZOPO C3 hits the market.
    Pandawill will be the first seller of this phone.
    It has the same LTPS screen screen with ZOPO C2, but different mould.
    C3 is more rounded than C2.
    I will update the sku number and other spec. tomorrow, please wait to have a good look of this wonderful device!!

  73. Simon
    June 3, 2013

    This might be a bit late but, Huawei Honor 3 coming to rival Samsung Galaxy S4:


  74. cvtren
    June 3, 2013

    iocean x7 has been confirmed to have the mtk6589 turbo version on their official weibo

  75. cvtren
    June 5, 2013

    just in! iocean reported to have OGS glass! from their weibo http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/6232ced8gw1e5d3pswxgnj20c80iwgom.jpg

  76. Simon
    June 5, 2013

    Tawainese device maker and app developer BungBungame is showing off a new 10 inch Android tablet with a high resolution display and an NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor.

    It’s called the Kalos tablet, and the folks at Mobile Geeks got a chance to check out a demo unit at Computex.


  77. Simon
    June 5, 2013

    Forgot to add:

    The tablet features a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has a 13MP rear camera with auto-focus and two LED lights for flash.

    The Kalos tablet has a microSD card slot, SIM card slot, USB port, and a docking connector.

    It’s currently running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, but that could change to something newer by the time the tablet ships.

  78. Rick
    June 8, 2013

    Iocean x7 elite release date is 16th of june!

  79. Norman Zakaria
    June 10, 2013

    Hey Andi, ever heard of No.1 S6? Apparently it’s the ultimate Samsung Galaxy S4 clone because not only does it look like the S4, it even has hover touch and smart pause features just like the S4 and it’s running on MTK6589T

    Looks like a bloody good phone so I thought you and other people should know about it =]

  80. BrianJackson
    June 15, 2013

    Jiayumobile seem to have begun delivering their second batch of g4 s they have just tweeted to theirRussian G4 pre-orderers:
    Началась рассылка инструкций на приобретение аппарата!!!
    which Google translate equates to
    Begun sending instructions to purchase the device!

    • June 15, 2013

      \woops ignore that got my russian dates wrong that was the last batch I think..sorry

  81. June 16, 2013


    Micromax Mobile have announced the prebooking & launch of New canvas 4 in India. And have also uploaded two teaser video’s



    share this tip if you find interesting.

    • June 16, 2013

      Already posted on GizIndia thanks

      • June 16, 2013

        sorry Andi, haven’t heard of GizIndia. anyway its ok. thanks

        • June 16, 2013

          checked out gizindia. its nice, specially dedicated to phone launch in India.

  82. samuel
    June 17, 2013

    Hello andy,..got a personal interest on the NO 1 S6 phone so I’ve been following it up,..got some new information in this link where almost everything is compared with the original Samsung galaxy S4,..including the battery compartment ,…it seems they are so much like each other that you can actually use same accessories like battery and back cover on both…check it here…http://bbs.no-1phone.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=28155&extra=page%3D1

    • June 17, 2013


    • June 17, 2013

      I think we might have posted something similar already cheers though

  83. Kismarci
    June 17, 2013

    I dont remember this phone with this color released in gizchina….
    But for girls…. 😉 :D:D:D

  84. June 18, 2013

    How about a tech futures and a defintions/glossary section (they could be the same) ..heres a starter description of wifi 802-11ac


  85. Alan
    June 18, 2013

    Hey maybe u can get more infos on this smartwatch it seems to have tons ao features like heartrate detection… i would really like to have more infos about it since its launced in china first


  86. Simon
    June 18, 2013

    Colorfly CT132 is a 13.3 inch, quad-core Android tablet, is one of the first models with a laptop-sized screen to sport an Allwinner A31 quad-core processor.

    More info: http://pad.zol.com.cn/377/3772074.html

  87. samuel
    June 19, 2013

    hello andy,…videos for the NO 1S6 comparison with the original galaxy s4,…and game play on the No 1 S6…..http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTY2NDAyODEy.html


    • June 19, 2013

      Awesome thanks !

    • June 21, 2013

      No this is a really old picture

  88. June 21, 2013

    Hey Andi, was just wondering, I just got a umi x2 turbo and am already using it. should i do a review?

    • June 21, 2013

      Yes, it will be great to hear what you think of it.

  89. June 22, 2013

    Both european official Jiayu suppliers who have been saying G4 in stock next week every week are now saying ‘Not in stock’ and the Spanish distributors is saying July:


    230,00 €

    Nuevo Jiayu G4 Quadcore, con procesador MT6589 a 1.2GHz, cuatro núcleos

    Disponible el: 16.07.2013

    Producto sin stock !!.

    • June 22, 2013

      But Ive got mine and I love it. living with it / review coming next week!

      • June 22, 2013

        Can’t wait!

  90. ronnel
    June 24, 2013

    he gizchina i wandering if fastcardtech is trusted site.. and releable… please answer my question and.. can you give me site that can i buy phone ..honest and trusted site.. thank more power!!!!!

  91. Joosie200
    June 25, 2013


    Faea F1 scores 10100 on Antutu versus 11800 for example iOcean X7! That shows the difference between the Mediatek MTK6589 SoC and Qualcomm MSM8225Q SoC. Of course it’s Cortex A7 versus Cortex A5 as well and different gpu. And then there’s different resolution and screen sizes, but still.. it’s nice to see how the Qualcomm Snapdragon holds up to the Mediatek MTK! 🙂

  92. WimVD
    June 27, 2013

    Uniscope XC2 will be powered by 1.5GHz frequency MTK MT6589T main quad-core processor, built-in 2G RAM +32 G ROM large memory, the body equipped with a 5-inch original Sharp screen, using OGS + IPS hard screen technology is currently the highest resolution 1920 * 1080 FHD level. Webcam part with former 5000000 + back 13,000,000 pixels dual HD camera, the main camera for Sony stack type, battery capacity of 2000 mA, supports common sensors.


  93. Samuel
    June 29, 2013

    Hey Andy.. Check out this Samsung galaxy mega 6.3 (clone or look alike?)… It’s called HI6..its got 6.5 inch 1080 screen.. 1gb/16gb/2gb/32gb version, 5mp/13mp cameras…its also got mtk 6589T 1.5g processor… Think it’s gonna be released mid July… http://www.aatouch.com/china/news/4460.html

  94. waris
    June 29, 2013

    Hi andi,
    Can you please investigate into the OPPO find 5 China mobile edition?
    It packs android 4.2 and snapdragon 600 and is a China mobile exclusive.


  95. Norman Zakaria
    July 1, 2013

    Andi! I just saw a few videos that show Jiayu G4 capable of MHL and Wifi-Direct(Miracast)! Holy crap, on top of having OTG, that’s awesome for a Chinese phone!!

    • July 1, 2013

      Cool I’ll check it out!

  96. July 1, 2013

    Where are these videos awesome Norman?

    • Norman Zakaria
      July 1, 2013

      It’s on their official forum. I can’t seem to find a link tot he videos but here is the link for the post!

      ht(REMOVE THIS)tp:(REMOVE THIS)//bbs(REMOVE THIS).ejiayu(REMOVE THIS).com(REMOVE THIS)/thread-675012-1-1.html

  97. NecroW
    July 2, 2013

    Hello Andi! Have you already seen the Thl w200? It’s on pre-sale on Tinydeal and they are promissing it to july 12! MTK6589T with 720p screen. Looks good

    • July 2, 2013

      No I haven’t. Checking now thanks

  98. July 8, 2013

    Silently it comes…July 15th….
    Hauwei mediapad vogue.
    Just in line with the few quadcore tablets with 3g
    Ramos X10 pro (July 10th), No.1 P7, Goopad Mini


  99. July 8, 2013

    the Xolo play is a Beidou Little Pepper rebranded Andi.. Check out the coverage at Gizchai..http://dlvr.it/3d8L0q

  100. July 10, 2013

    I have found a CWM recovery in English for Jiayu G4/G3S (and practically for any MT6589 based phones). Described it at the gizchina’s forum, you can check it here


  101. July 11, 2013

    Merimobiles say the Jiayu G4 Advanced thin model available in 2 days (I know youve already covered this) but its an additional source:

  102. July 13, 2013

    Rumor: Compact Sony Honami “Mini” flagship in the works, to take on the iPhone 5S


  103. July 15, 2013

    Jiayu G4 finally gets to Europe.

    The Dutch Jiayu shop says it has the 1.2 Ghz Basic G4 in stock for 260 euros and
    The Spanish Jiayu shop says it has 100 1.5Ghz Basic Turbo G4s going on sale tomorrow at 07:30 for 235 euros…make sense of that if you can!

  104. phil
    July 16, 2013

    Hi Andi, I know your team is pretty busy but I think it would be great if you could sort all the phones you talk about in frequencies (3g) order. Since in frequencies used by carriers around the world aren’t the same, it would be easier for your users to find the phones that suit their needs.

    Thanks for reading

  105. Ja
    July 17, 2013

    There is fix for zopo c2 touch screen ghosting.
    thou need to be carefull, 2 types of touch screen controllers available.

    • July 17, 2013

      Thanks 🙂

  106. Ja
    July 18, 2013

    by the way, tested it yesterday with positive results, also loads of people in 4pda.ru forum are very happy with results too.

  107. NecroW
    July 26, 2013

    Hello Andi, any news about the Neo N003? It’s supposed to be on market yesterday…

  108. Paul
    July 27, 2013

    I would like to share my experience with Antelife. With the mentioning of Antelife,com on this site, I though Antelife would be a reputable company. Well, I have a different experience. I bought a Jiayu G4 2GB/32GB mtk6589t in black. On their website it was possible to order and it said in the description they had 15 of them in stock. Then a day later they wrote me it was not in stock and if I wanted a white one. (Why would I order a black one if I want a white one?). At that time the black one was still to order and had still the description of 15 in stock. So I declined for the white one. I wanted my money back or the black version. Then 3 days they did not reply (and I reminded them everyday if they could reply to my e-mail). Then a reply… If I wanted another Phone from another brand. Of course I did not. At that stage I really found them not co-operating and I only replied with the statement that I wanted my money back. Since I already had some bad experiences with other chinese sellers such as Pandawill (who charged me more money then what should have actually been paid), I went immediately to PayPal and started the process of a claim. While I did that, Antelife was busy giving me a reply. They wanted to refund me my money, but after the deduction of an ‘ADJUSTMENT FEE’. A what? Yes, an adjustment fee of over 10 usd. So they made a mistake, and they want me to pay for it? Luckilly I already started my claim through PayPal and I am confident that I will get the whole amount back through the work of the PayPal-people. But I still wanted to let you know about my experience with Antelife. The only store I have had good experiences with is DX.com, but they do not sell this Phone. I wonder if there are really good stores out there that can be trusted and treat their clients fair. I do not need to be treated like a king, but at least it should be fair. And that Antelife wants me to pay for their loss (PayPal fees I am guessing) is not fair. In the end I will already have the possible loss of losing money for the fact that in my case the usd needs to be transferred back into euro, and if the usd went lower… it is my loss. So Antelife should not make me pay for their mistake!

  109. July 29, 2013


    If this information is correct… FAEA F2 is now one of the few MTK FHD Phones using 3G 900Mhz band?

  110. July 29, 2013

    Mediatek launches new quadcore based on a mix of A15 and A7 cores


    [quote]TAIWAN, Hsinchu – July 29, 2013 – MediaTek Inc., (2454: TT), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced its breakthrough MT8135 system-on-chip (SoC) for high-end tablets. The quad-core solution incorporates two high-performance ARM Cortex™-A15 and two ultra-efficient ARM Cortex™-A7 processors, and the latest GPU from Imagination Technologies, the PowerVR™ Series6. Complemented by a highly optimized ARM® big.LITTLE™ processing subsystem that allows for heterogeneous multi-processing, the resulting solution is primed to deliver premium user experiences. [/qoute]

  111. Ja
    July 30, 2013

    Chip news:
    Rockchip working on ARM Cortex-A12 RK32xx (Mali T624GPU)

    MediaTek got more info about MT8135 big.LITTLE chip
    2x A15 and 2x A7 with Imagination PVR G6200 GPU!

    Can’t wait for new phones!

  112. ivo001
    July 31, 2013

    Someone from the dutch forum has received his Faea F2. He made some unboxing photos and compared the size with a Samsung Galaxy Note


  113. bill
    July 31, 2013

    hqsq.cn is a news and information site covering tablet pc in shenzhen。we do not sell products. we are the only website that focus on the cheap tablet pc. we wish that we can have more corperations.

  114. MarcelGX
    August 4, 2013

    Hi, I’ve read on the Facebook page of Xiaomi, why Red Rice doesn’t support 3G worldwide:

    “Doesn’t the MT6589T come with a on-board modem for WCDMA?”

    “Hongmi’s MT6589T has another name: MT6589TT, the first T is for Turbo, the second one is for TD-SCDMA. So it changed the on-board modem from WCDMA to TD-SCDMA.”

    You always read about a MT6589T in Xiaomis Red Rice, but that’s false, it seems that Mediatek has a new kind of MT6589(T), which is worth a news/an update, I think.

  115. Simon
    August 7, 2013
  116. Simon
    August 11, 2013
  117. August 11, 2013

    Cant seem to get your phone comparison to work doesnt copy across the selected phone..tried a couple of times ..might be my PC?

  118. Simon
    August 12, 2013

    Xiaomi Beats Samsung To Top China’s Smartphone Charts:


  119. Simon
    August 12, 2013

    ActiveNotifications: Lets You Bring The Moto X’s Best Feature To Other Android Devices;


  120. Simon
    August 13, 2013

    Sony to launch Lens-camera kit to upgrade your smartphone camera:


  121. Simon
    August 14, 2013
  122. Simon
    August 14, 2013

    Xiaomi anounces yesterday that Red Rice goes WCDMA:


  123. Simon
    August 14, 2013

    I forgot to add, for anyone in the UK that is good news, as I think we use WCDMA 2100 Mhz if i’m correct.

  124. Simon
    August 16, 2013

    Hopefully this will never happen to use, but if it does, this article entitled

    “How to Fix an Android Phone or Tablet That Appears to be Bricked”


    May prove useful

    • BrianJackson
      August 17, 2013

      Thanks Simon …I hope I never need it but handy to have just in case..good article

  125. Simon
    August 17, 2013

    Welcome Brian. Have you bought any other smartphones recently ? I think I might get an Xiaomi Red Rice when the WCDMA version is available

  126. BrianJackson
    August 17, 2013

    No very happy with my G4 got everything exactly how I want it and got a GPS bluetooth receiver working great with it in the car for £9.99 on Ebay. Only problem I am having is with an audio docking station. Bought the one I wanted from Hong Kong but it never got through Spanish Customs (thought was smuggling a £10 docking station??). He gave me a refund, so I ordered another one on ebay which looked as though it would work, picked it up in the UK this week when I was back, but it wasnt like the picture (i.e. it was curved to fit a different phone but it didnt fit a G4) so I am asking for a refund! I am going back to the first one but having it delivered to the UK.

  127. Simon
    August 17, 2013

    Hopefully you will be able to get it delivered here no problem 🙂

  128. S.F.Hasan
    August 17, 2013

    Hello Andy,

    I really like your website. I request you to please do a review or inform us about the availability of Bluetooth 4.0/4.1 in any of the leading Chinese brand Android phones featured on your website.

    So far the only reviews I have read are for the latest phones still having bluetooth 2.0 or 2.1 specification.

    I want to know the possibility of bluetooth 4.0 in hardware and its profile for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in software ROM implementation. Since I want to use newer BLE devices with the phone (like blueooth proximity tags and smart workout gear and home automation appliances).

    Hope you would do a review soon and will feature my request.

    Keep up the great work


  129. Simon
    August 22, 2013

    Omate smartwatch is a $199 standalone Android phone for your wrist :


  130. August 23, 2013

    jiayu g4t doesn’t have Gorilla 2 glass!!!!!!

    please read at the commets!

    Andi please ask them to be sure because this is too bad
    This Gorilla Glass should had some mark to know if its real or not!
    Great work !

  131. Simon
    August 24, 2013

    To find out more about whether a phone works with a particular network & country:


    • August 24, 2013

      nice one!

  132. Simon
    August 28, 2013
  133. Simon
    August 29, 2013

    Tablet Rocket – Compare tablets to see which is better:


    Phone Rocket – Compares phones:


    Probably only works with the mainstream brands though.

  134. August 31, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi3 spotted in the wild


    • August 31, 2013

      Nice tip! Thanks

  135. September 1, 2013

    Xiaomi Red Rice – cost of manufacture should be 85USD/520RMB

  136. Simon
    September 3, 2013

    Microsoft is buying Nokia’s devices and services business, and getting access to the company’s patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euro (£4.64 billion) in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market, the companies announced.


  137. Simon
    September 5, 2013
  138. Simon
    September 6, 2013

    Sorry already mentioned above by George please delete thankyou.

  139. Amit
    September 10, 2013

    Oppo find 5 is out of stock everywhere. Is it going to replaced with n1 ?

  140. login@login
    September 15, 2013

    What happened to the login box? It dissapeared for me on all my devices?

    • September 15, 2013

      Thanks for letting me know, it was set to only show on the forum page. Fixed now

  141. etienne
    September 17, 2013

    check this

  142. Simon
    September 17, 2013

    SONY introduces “Bravia Smart Stick” powered by Android OS:


  143. Boyan
    October 3, 2013

    Hi, Andi, do you have info on this HDC: http://www.fastcardtech.com/HDC-One-S6-MTK6589T Specs look cool, I wonder if any tests were made with it.

  144. PeterP
    October 11, 2013

    Hike X1, whats the deal with this phone. Is it any good? Not sure of screen – OGS.
    Seems a cute design and varied colour removable covers, good spec apart from battery and better than average price.
    Otherwise really need a phone and itching to buy a new core model… seems to be such a wait ATM for everything.

  145. October 26, 2013

    According to the No.1 website the new No.1 N3 is now on sale for the minimum price of ¥1398元.

    They have black and white options and 4 bundles choice.

    1-The official standard: host + Battery * 1 * 1 * 1 + data cable + earphone * 1 + certificate + manual * 1 * 1
      2-Package I: the official standard + film + Battery * 1 * 1 * 1 + earphone
     3- Package II: the official standard + film + Battery * 1 * 1 + earphone * 1 +8 G card
      4-Package III: official standard + film + Battery * 1 * 1 + earphone * 1 +16 G card

    It presents with awsome specs like nfc, otg, 32gb or rom 2gb of ram, mt6589t mediatek processor and a hd screen 1280×720 ips sceen.

    • October 31, 2013

      Hi thanks we spotted some of these a while back 🙂

  146. Joe Norton
    November 15, 2013

    Have you heard much about http://hdcmobile.com/hdc-galaxy-mega-n9200.html A 6.5″ full HD screen with WCDMA 850/900MHz/1900/2100MHz support. I’m wanting to get one to try on T-Mobile here in USA. FastCardTech had them in stock but sold out. The wife wants something her friends don’t have for Christmas. This might be it. She doesn’t use data, just WiFi.

  147. Stewart
    November 17, 2013

    Will you do a post of phones available to ship in the U.S? Maybe something like what phones work on what U.S networks? I really want to buy a phone but have not found good enough information to do so.

  148. Eddie
    November 20, 2013

    Hi there,

    I found a hands-on video of the THL T200 and Monkey King 2!

    Monkey King 2: http://youtu.be/wlxnYKGydKE

    T200: http://youtu.be/Bd2VFODUhqc

  149. Simon
    November 20, 2013

    Tencent, China’s largest Internet company, will release an international version of its 10TB cloud storage product next year, and within the coming weeks it’ll launch a new photo-sharing app in the US, according to one of its vice presidents:


  150. Chindi Atseh
    November 20, 2013 sales have started of the Zopo zp998, 4991 still remaining

  151. ansy
    November 20, 2013

    can u give list wich brand and model and full spec include baterry capacities and price in table please ?

  152. Yao Lisa
    November 25, 2013

    where is the “login” in the forum page?

  153. rene
    November 29, 2013

    check onda website, should get android kit kat upgrade on tablets in December

  154. rene
    December 4, 2013

    check out YotaPhone

  155. Xiaolu
    December 10, 2013

    Look at this: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.

    Supposedly a DUAL MTK8389 @1,7Ghz, now, please tell how the hell can 2 processors work at the same time, :/

  156. Xiaolu
    December 10, 2013

    The brand 米派 (Mǐ pài) is fake? Here their web: http://mphz168.com/

    It links directly to taobao. Smells like… a bad thing. They claim to have a phablet like this (MP-i9200): MTK6592 @2Ghz, Mali 450 @700Mhz, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 6.44″ FHD screen, 13/8mpx rear/front cams, Android 4.3, 4200mAh… OMG! for CNY 1549… yeah, gimme 2! Called them twice, didn’t answer. Hope it was true 😉

  157. Bern
    December 10, 2013

    Hi Gizchina,

    I notice a couple of Zopo ZP998 things on the european Zopo site

    1. They expect stock on 2013-12-13

    2. They mention Gorilla Glass 2 – which isn’t listed on the ZopoShop official spec


    Love the site – have bought 4 chinese phones on the back of all your great work.


  158. Ahmet
    December 10, 2013

    Autofocus not working sometimes ? Shake your phone back and forth ! I think that the autofocussing motor that was out of range and got stuck or what ever, will me moving and focussing again as normal. This is known as “rattle”, even iPhone have this problem.

    Please would you like to write an article about the engineering part of this issue

    I searched alot about AF-problems, but could not find any software solution. I hope this will be helpful for future smartphone geeks.
    Ahmet !

  159. D M F
    December 16, 2013

    Andi, do you think the camera on the Xiaomi Mi3 is better than the Mi2s (32GB)?
    I heard they kept the same. Could you solve me this question?

  160. Upperthird
    December 21, 2013

    Andi, what zopo model would work best in Irish network. Does buying from European warehouse mean they all work in Europe?

    • Flow
      October 23, 2014

      Not necessarily no. You need to find out which frequencies your Telco uses (3G WCDMA 900 and 2100? 4G FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks#Europe

      Then look at the specs of the phone you’re interested in and compare. That’s all. But I wouldn’t recommend buying a Zopo because they’re rubbish.

  161. Simon
    December 22, 2013

    For those of you who have a Xiaomi Hongmi (Red Rice), this maybe of interest:


  162. Simon
    December 23, 2013

    Announcing Ubuntu and Android dual boot developer preview. Christmas has come early in Ubuntu this time around (only just), with a finely wrapped present: dual-booting with Android.


  163. Tjin
    December 23, 2013

    you should talk about the Fiasco that Zopo has created with their ZP998 launch .First they said your buying a phone for 299 $ then they charged for shipping but said would be free then they said its pre-order .now its not 30 days release and also they changed from 32GB storage to 16GB storage .Zopo are doing their verry best to be dumped from their custumors .Bad situation Zopo.

    • December 23, 2013

      yep, I just saw this thanks

    • mannaoz
      December 23, 2013

      Yes I have had a similar letter from them today. I have decided to cancel my order and wait to they get their act together. Pity I was so looking to have this phone. At least they came clean and offer a full refund. Bad to see they can not deliver good to see they are honest enough to admit their problems.

  164. Tiah Oon Tjoe
    December 28, 2013

    Hi Andi and the gizchina team! Just checked Xiaomi’s website. WCDMA version is releasing 31st dec!!!!!!!!!!

  165. Simon
    December 28, 2013

    Zero Devices is preparing to launch a new Android TV box with a quad-core processor, a good range of ports, a wireless remote control and a game controller.


  166. Simon
    December 29, 2013

    The Taiwan-based company BungBungame has developed a prototype high-end Android smartphone with a target price point of $299, a low price for the specs:


  167. Igor
    December 31, 2013

    Dear GizChina, first of all You are Great! 🙂 i haw one question, i see on Your page one banner about Goophone N3, but on their site it is missing, it was at pre sale or smth ?

  168. Robin
    December 31, 2013
  169. Simon
    January 6, 2014

    The OAA is a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014:


  170. Simon
    January 6, 2014

    Seagate’s Batch of Slim New Drives Will Back-Up Your Phone:


  171. fabiomn1965
    January 9, 2014

    would you make a review on the HTM M1 android 4.2 smartphone?

  172. Simon
    January 9, 2014

    A new dimension of touch Tactus Technology Shows Us Their New Keyboard Tech:



  173. Simon
    January 10, 2014

    Android-based voice-driven personal assistant embedded in a car rear-view mirror:


  174. Simon
    January 19, 2014
  175. Balachandran Ramanathan
    February 7, 2014

    Hi Andi,
    My IAITV m220 phoneTab 4.0.3 is not responding to any secret codes except IMEI code 06. Will u please infor codes for this phone Also sim network
    s are shown Forbidden and not connecting to network which was working for some time..pls help

  176. Olatunji Samuel
    October 18, 2014

    hello andi,..check the link below,..it seems kingzone will soon launch another 5.5 inch screen phone with octa core and 4G


    maybe you guys should also allow picture upload for this tips so we can upload pictures

  177. Simon Hrovatin
    November 7, 2014

    I found out some info about the specs of Meizu MX4 Pro. I’m not sure that it is 100% correct but it might well be.
    Here is a link to the webstore:

  178. realjjj
    November 10, 2014

    Alibaba providing hourly updates for it’s singles day sales numbers http://www.alibabagroup.com/en/double11/detail
    Xiaomi also providing some sales numbers from time to time http://weibo.com/xiaomishouji

  179. realjjj
    November 11, 2014

    Allview is selling the Iuni U2 as a rebrand for 300 euros in Europe http://allviewmobile.com/e-shop/smartphones/x1-xtreme-mini.html

  180. realjjj
    November 30, 2014

    Xiaomi Mipad just got a 200CNY price cut to 1299CNY (211.5$)

  181. helena
    December 6, 2014

    The No. 1 G2 Is An Affordable Galaxy Gear Alternative From China

  182. realjjj
    December 13, 2014

    Noticed a Xiaomi Ferrari on Geekbench with Android 5 on msm8916 ( by model number should be snapdragon 410 except it has 8 cores and it’s clocked like a 615) and 2GB of RAM, could be fake ofc. http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/1407800

  183. Adam Irvine
    January 13, 2015

    Andi, I know you don’t cover Tablets much here but do you fancy doing a review of some sort on one of Teclasts latest Dual Boot tabs? X10HD, X16HD, X80H maybe? (They’re stupidly cheap for what you get as far as the specs go…)

    Just a suggestion… 🙂

  184. Mark
    January 23, 2015
  185. Manos
    March 9, 2015

    club1941 is finally a scammer !!! Ask now for the Paypal the money back ,even the site is down.

  186. basche
    March 14, 2015

    Meizu mp3 – 180 usd. Fastcardtech.com

  187. basche
    March 14, 2015
  188. Henk
    April 14, 2015

    Much info (in dutch) about the new LETV phones:


  189. attivo
    April 14, 2015

    iocean X9 spec. updated http://www.iocean.cc/X9-en.html

  190. Tanmay 'Killshot' Paul
    July 6, 2015

    http://www.newgamepad.com/news please do a hands on…

  191. April 2, 2019

    Red. Yup.