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Master Geek


# 177371 31-Jul-2015 10:40
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http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_188848.html?wid=4

That price and those specs.


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  # 1355799 31-Jul-2015 10:42
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Main Features:
Display: 5.5 inch IPS Screen (1080p)
CPU: MTK6753 64bit Octa Core,1.5GHz
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 13.0MP back camera
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS, A-GPS
Features: Fingerprint ID
Battery: 4165mAh (Typ.) (4000mAh Rated)
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, dual micro SIM
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: LTE 800/1800/2600MHz

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Master Geek


  # 1356473 1-Aug-2015 07:56
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Why do you say that ? It's pretty standard for Chinese phones In this price bracket.

There are plenty around this price bracket that are as good if not better.

Umi iron
Lenovo k3 note
ulefone be touch 2
Umi emax

Meizu m2

And about a dozen others :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1356488 1-Aug-2015 08:36
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used to be even better when we were at 85usd to 100nzd!




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  # 1356506 1-Aug-2015 10:46
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The specs are normally great on these chinese phones for the price but what has let me down every time was the build quality and a buggy rom with little to no updates. With the exception of Jiayu in the build department and xiaomi in both build and software.





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  # 1356567 1-Aug-2015 11:52
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Yes you buy it for the price. Don't expect anything to work properly, don't expect it to work the day after warranty lapses, and don't expect it to still be in one piece after a few months, and then you can go and buy it.




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  # 1356568 1-Aug-2015 11:55
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Mind you, expensive phones break too, but the low cost comes at the expense of zero research and development, zero quality control, buy the cheapest poorly made components, and some of that pricing could be due to lower margins and a dependence on volume of sales. But that's the reason why you pay less. Very good if you are on a budget of course.




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  # 1356570 1-Aug-2015 11:58
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Poor 3g band support, and the second sim of dual sim is worthless unless you are on a network with 2G.

Other than that the chinese phones are great value. Easily last the distance, and most have good build quality now.




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  # 1356624 1-Aug-2015 14:09
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joker97: Yes you buy it for the price. Don't expect anything to work properly, don't expect it to work the day after warranty lapses, and don't expect it to still be in one piece after a few months, and then you can go and buy it.


 

Every Chinese phone I have ever purchased has been fine and none of them have ever broken.

There are hundreds of websites/channels that do Chinese Phone Reviews, as long as you do your research you will be fine.

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  # 1356627 1-Aug-2015 14:18
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good on you. i just meant set the expectations low, look at the bank balance and you won't be disappointed.

and if it doesn't break, that's good




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  # 1356692 1-Aug-2015 17:05
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I'm currently using a zte phone (ultra smart 6) and its fine aside from a few things.

But thanks for the heads up. I thought the days of super terrible Chinese products were over haha.

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  # 1363123 11-Aug-2015 19:36
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moxpearl:

There are hundreds of websites/channels that do Chinese Phone Reviews, as long as you do your research you will be fine.


Which websites do you recommend as good to go for reviews? 

 

Only one I really like is http://www.gizchina.com/ , not aware of too many others. 




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  # 1363133 11-Aug-2015 19:46
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Shameless plug but I created this a few days. (Still a work in progress and lacking content)

http://gizreview.com/

I am in discussions with a few phone makers, will make sure I test them all with NZ networks and GPS in NZ conditions etc :)

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