Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


# 177371 31-Jul-2015 10:40
Send private message

http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_188848.html?wid=4

That price and those specs.


Create new topic


126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  # 1355799 31-Jul-2015 10:42
Send private message


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

123 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  # 1356473 1-Aug-2015 07:56
Send private message

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 :)

 
 
 
 


Mad Scientist
20446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2788

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1356488 1-Aug-2015 08:36
Send private message

used to be even better when we were at 85usd to 100nzd!




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


407 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  # 1356506 1-Aug-2015 10:46
Send private message

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.





Mad Scientist
20446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2788

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1356567 1-Aug-2015 11:52
Send private message

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.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


Mad Scientist
20446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2788

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1356568 1-Aug-2015 11:55
Send private message

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.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


22250 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4777

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1356570 1-Aug-2015 11:58
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


123 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  # 1356624 1-Aug-2015 14:09
Send private message

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.

Mad Scientist
20446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2788

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1356627 1-Aug-2015 14:18
Send private message

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




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.




126 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  # 1356692 1-Aug-2015 17:05
Send private message

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.

942 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  # 1363123 11-Aug-2015 19:36
Send private message

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. 




123 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  # 1363133 11-Aug-2015 19:46
Send private message

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 :)

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.