About Me

Hey There, My name is Vincent. Thank you for visiting my site China Smartphone Review, a site dedicated to reviewing high quality and inexpensive cellphones money can buy from the Chinese mobile Markets.

I am currently working full time at a local university and has recently found a new hobby of blogging really fun. I know each of us are in search of the best cell phone money can buy, but because most of it isn’t budget friendly, I dedicate this blog for finding the newest, full featured but budget friendly mobiles out there. The search has led me to China, isn’t everything made in china right? My thought of china mobiles have really changed as of late that’s why this blog is a means of finding the phone with the most feature that doesn’t hurt your pocket that much. So join me and let’s find the best phone that suits you.

Vincent Blogger and cellphone reviewer

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  1. Hi Vincent — I’m glad to have bumped into your blog and your reviews on the china mobiles that are available. I’m actually quite interested in these iphone clones with the android OS and as I’m a huge fan of android but also a fan of the iphone hardware if you know what I mean.

    I have a quick question for you; of all the iphone clones is the Thunderbird I5 LTE the only metal body unit? How about the Goophone I5 Plus or Pro? are the Goophone’s “metal body” construction as well ?

    Also do these iphone clones have the option from the start in using android look and feel instead of the iphone OS launcher style ?

    I would greatly appreciate your response. And again thanks for your time and valued reviews you have presented so far on your blog.

    Regards,

    Caesar Ortiz

    1. hi caesar,
      the thunderbird i5 lte is of metal body design, im not so sure about the goophone i5 plus or pro.
      the thunderbird 2.0 ghz single core (FWVGA, metal body, 8 megapixel camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, battery 3000mAh, Single Sim, Android 2.3) (175.00)

      Goophone i5 Pro (MTK6577 dual core 1.2 ghz, 512 mb ram, android 4.0, 8.0 megapixel camera, 0.3 megapixel front facing camera, dual sim, 3000mAh) (164.99) dollars

      Goophone i5 (MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2 Ghz, 512 MB Ram, WVGA display, 8.0 megapixel camera, dual sim, 1440mAh) – 159 dollars

      hehe, a comparison of the three phones

      best regards,
      vince

      1. custom rom need or how can i make custom rom for <<<<>>>…….
        i know that its china smartphone rebrand/////// help me plsss
        HARDWARE> MT6591
        DISPLAY SIZE>5 INCH,,,1280*720
        RAM >1GB
        ROM>8GB
        /////////////////official firmeware build.prob

        # begin build properties
        # autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
        ro.build.id=WALTONPrimo_RX2
        ro.build.display.id=ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS
        ro.build.version.incremental=eng..1401934568
        ro.custom.build.version=1401934568
        ro.build.version.sdk=19
        ro.build.version.codename=REL
        ro.build.version.release=4.4.2
        ro.build.date=Thu Jun 5 10:18:19 CST 2014
        ro.build.date.utc=1401934699
        ro.build.type=user
        ro.build.user=
        ro.build.host=queen-desktop
        ro.build.tags=test-keys
        ro.product.model=Primo_RX2
        ro.product.brand=WALTON
        ro.product.name=Primo_RX2
        ro.product.device=Primo_RX2
        ro.product.board=AW892
        ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
        ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
        ro.product.manufacturer=WALTON
        ro.product.locale.language=en
        ro.product.locale.region=US
        ro.wifi.channels=
        ro.board.platform=
        # ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
        ro.build.product=Primo_RX2
        # Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
        ro.build.description=huaqin92_cwet_kk-user WALTONPrimo_RX2 ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS test-keys
        ro.build.fingerprint=WALTON/Primo_RX2/Primo_RX2:4.4.2/WALTONPrimo_RX2/ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS:user/test-keys
        ro.build.flavor=
        ro.build.characteristics=default
        # end build properties

        # begin mediatek build properties
        ro.mediatek.version.release=ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS
        ro.mediatek.platform=MT6592
        ro.mediatek.chip_ver=S01
        ro.mediatek.version.branch=KK1.MP1
        ro.mediatek.version.sdk=2
        # end mediatek build properties
        # begin huaqin build properties
        ro.huaqin.version.release=ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS
        # end huaqin build properties
        #
        # from out/target/product/huaqin92_cwet_kk/obj/CUSTGEN/config/system.prop
        #
        #
        # system.prop for generic sdk
        #

        rild.libpath=/system/lib/mtk-ril.so
        rild.libargs=-d /dev/ttyC0

        # MTK, Infinity, 20090720 {
        wifi.interface=wlan0
        # MTK, Infinity, 20090720 }

        # MTK, mtk03034, 20101210 {
        ro.mediatek.wlan.wsc=1
        # MTK, mtk03034 20101210}
        # MTK, mtk03034, 20110318 {
        ro.mediatek.wlan.p2p=1
        # MTK, mtk03034 20110318}

        # MTK, mtk03034, 20101213 {
        mediatek.wlan.ctia=0
        # MTK, mtk03034 20101213}

        #
        wifi.tethering.interface=ap0
        #

        ro.opengles.version=131072

        wifi.direct.interface=p2p0
        dalvik.vm.heapgrowthlimit=128m
        dalvik.vm.heapsize=256m

        # USB MTP WHQL
        ro.sys.usb.mtp.whql.enable=0

        # Power off opt in IPO
        sys.ipo.pwrdncap=2

        # Switching Menu of Mass storage and MTP
        ro.sys.usb.storage.type=mtp,mass_storage

        # USB BICR function
        ro.sys.usb.bicr=yes

        # USB Charge only function
        ro.sys.usb.charging.only=yes

        # audio
        ro.camera.sound.forced=0
        ro.audio.silent=0

        ro.zygote.preload.enable=0

        #
        # ADDITIONAL_BUILD_PROPERTIES
        #
        persist.gemini.sim_num=2
        ro.gemini.smart_sim_switch=false
        ro.gemini.smart_3g_switch=1
        ril.specific.sm_cause=0
        bgw.current3gband=0
        ril.external.md=0
        ro.btstack=blueangel
        ro.sf.hwrotation=0
        ril.current.share_modem=2
        launcherplus.allappsgrid=2d
        curlockscreen=1
        ro.mediatek.gemini_support=true
        persist.radio.fd.counter=15
        persist.radio.fd.off.counter=5
        persist.radio.fd.r8.counter=15
        persist.radio.fd.off.r8.counter=5
        drm.service.enabled=true
        fmradio.driver.enable=1
        sys.factoryremount=0
        ril.first.md=1
        ril.flightmode.poweroffMD=1
        ril.telephony.mode=0
        dalvik.vm.mtk-stack-trace-file=/data/anr/mtk_traces.txt
        persist.mtk.anr.mechanism=1
        mediatek.wlan.chip=MTK_CONNSYS_MT6592
        mediatek.wlan.module.postfix=_mtk_connsys_mt6592
        ril.radiooff.poweroffMD=0
        ro.config.ringtone=WALTON_Banshi_Fusion.mp3
        ro.config.ringtone1=WALTON_Banshi_Fusion.mp3
        ro.config.ringtone2=WALTON_Banshi_Fusion.mp3
        ro.config.notification_sound=Talitha.ogg
        ro.config.alarm_alert=Alarm_Classic.ogg
        ro.config.sms_ringtone=Walton_SMS_Tone.mp3
        ro.config.sms_ringtone1=Walton_SMS_Tone.mp3
        ro.config.sms_ringtone2=Walton_SMS_Tone.mp3
        persist.mtk.wcn.combo.chipid=-1
        ter.service.enable=0
        mediatek.extmd.usbport=0
        persist.sys.display.clearMotion=1
        persist.clearMotion.fblevel.nrm=255
        persist.clearMotion.fblevel.bdr=255
        ro.lte.dc.support=0
        ril.active.md=0
        ro.config.default.volume.ring=12
        ro.config.default.volume.alarm=9
        ro.config.default.volume.music=9
        ro.config.default.volume.fm=9
        ro.config.general.volume.ring=12
        ro.config.general.volume.alarm=9
        ro.config.general.vol.notice=12
        persist.sys.timezone=Asia/Dhaka
        ro.config.default.vol.notice=12
        ro.config.general.soueff.on=no
        ro.config.general.dtmf.on=yes
        ro.config.general.locksound.on=yes
        ro.config.general.haptic.on=no
        ro.config.time.format=12
        ro.config.date.format=dd-MM-yyyy
        ro.ril.ecclist=112
        mtk.platform=MT6592
        ro.country.code=+86
        persist.sys.dalvik.vm.lib=libdvm.so
        net.bt.name=Android
        dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt

        # begin fota properties
        ro.fota.platform=MTK6591_KK
        ro.fota.type=phone
        ro.fota.oem=huaqin6591_KK
        ro.fota.device=Primo_RX2
        ro.fota.version=ZAW892PA_102A_V8_0_1_AS
        # begin fota properties

    1. hello nick,

      i buy my products from fastcardtech, honestly, they’ve been supportive and regularly answers my enquiries and request for my orders. for example, recently i just ordered an neo smartphone, but in the last minute i requested them to change it to hdc galaxy s3 i9300 ex which i use right now, and they just change them and delivered. i think whats important is to ask them and ask them alot, because from my experience language barrier really is the problem, they have shaddy english and often doesnt answer your question, but you should ask them on easy to understand questions, misunderstanding is sometimes the problem when dealing with dealers from china, ive also read experience from other dealers from china with the same experience. Although, all i can say is that fastcardtech is not a fraud and they do deliver geniune products.

      for proper ordering of your products of choice, here’s my list of what to do:
      1. ask them first if the product is in stock, available (what color, memory, etc), and is it ready for shipping. because most of the time, they presell products even though the products are still not available, kind of reserve.
      if they say yes, then you can now order,
      2. when you order, clearly write your address for proper mailing to prevent lost mails, as well as use EMS, its much safer and i highly recommend, i’ve got mine through my post office, i called them once in a while to check for packages,
      3. in terms of payment, they usually prefer western union or money gram (there is a discount when you use this mode of payment)
      4. track your packages ems.com

      hope this helps,
      best regards,
      vince

  2. Hi,
    I bought a phone HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 EX- MTK6577 from Fastcardtech
    http://www.fastcardtech.com/HDC-Galaxy-S3-i9300-EX
    The phone works fine, but the top screen glass is broken.
    I dropped it and it broke.
    Can you help me to buy a glass for this phone?
    Fastcardtech say that they don’t sell part for phones.
    At HDC website mail don’t work, message don’t work ! Great Company !
    http://www.hdcppc.com/english/Default.asp
    Please tell me where I can find a top screen glass for this phone to buy ?
    I’m In Bucharest Romania
    Best regards,

    Bogdan Spurcaciu

  3. please! i need help about this china clone, is spreadtrum phone galaxy trend duos gt s7562 i tried to flash recovery and root the phone but now the phone is bricked with boot loop. pls can you help me get flash files so that i can recover my phone. i want to use research download so i will be very happy if you can get the firmware in .pac , i just bought it and i dont have money new phone please help me. thank you in advance

  4. Your site is excellent and you seem to have a good grasp of what is in the market. I wish I had found this site earlier as it would have saved hours of research.

    Where are you studying. Have to say your command of HRH tongue is very good and although there are some spelling errors your grammar suggests you are well educated.

    I also like how you have set your site out and categorized all the products of interest and the useful support information you have included.

    I know you probably send alot of business fastcards way and I hope they give you some goodies for your efforts.

    Well done and keep up the good work m8

    1. Ciao,

      di solito ci sono tre modalità di spedizione DHL (che è molto più veloce, più sicuro ma molto costoso), SME (un po ‘più lungo di DHL, consigliato per bassa tassazione, ha anche il numero di inseguimento), e posta di aria (impiega troppo tempo per arrivare, i non può acertain sicurezza del carico). Assicurarsi che se si paga, utilizzare un paypal (a fini di restituzione).

      Cordiali saluti,
      Vince…

  5. Hi

    I have bought a new W11 32GB phone a month ago
    I have 2 issues with it
    1. It restarts automatically from time to time with no notice
    2. The media sound is too low even after changing it via engineering mode as I read in some websites

    Do you think that changing ROM may help?
    Can you recommend a ROM that supports Hebrew language?

    Thanks

    Shlomi

    1. Hello Shlomi,

      I believe you only try flashing the phone when you have exhausted all options and have determined that it has nothing to do with hardware.
      2. can you confirm what phone are you using? what is W11?

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  6. Hi ,

    There is a rip in the glass of my phone (model N920E) . I would like to know how and where I can get this repaired and/or if I could be sent or order the glass for this model . Thanks ,

    Giovanni .

  7. Can’t find the right size here , so would it be possible for you to send me the glass ? Ciao

    Giovanni (in the hope you can help) !

    1. Hello Terranova Giovanni

      For Assistance with regards to parts, you can contact here technical@fastcardtech, you can email them and ask for the availability of the parts

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  8. Hello
    I am buying a new phone. I don’t want to spend fortune on it so i decided to buy a chinese on. But here comes my problem. I am already buying it for 2 weeks now haha. Beacuse i can’t decide which one to take. So i came across your site and thought if u could maybe help me. I am looking for a note3 clone. But every single one on the internet has his disadvantage. I would really like it to have 2Gb Ram(can be more :P), quad or octa core CPU, 1920×1080 resolution, Stylus pen, android 4.3, NFC support, LTE support, smart pause,smart scroll… But I can’t find a phone tht would have it all. So i would be really happy if u could find me one. Or at least that it has most of that things. It can also be any other phone with all that features like S4 or any chinese phone.
    Thanke you very much
    Best regards

    1. Hello Jake,

      Choosing the right phone really is very taxing and often frustrating because there’s so many to choose.
      Thing’s you should know about China phones
      1. No 4G or LTE Support yet, only supports 3G via WCDMA frequencies (make sure your area supports the frequencies), Data speeds up HSDPA+ Speeds
      2. Octa Core MT6592, is relatively new, but according to benchmarks it can perform head to head with the big boys (Snapdragon 600 and 800). However, 3D performance is not very convincing, it lags behind in this category.
      here is the link: http://www.chinasmartphonereview.com/mt6592-vs-snapdragon-800-duel/
      3. Usually most China phones have Android Softwares that are not very well optimized, so you might encounter some bugs
      4. For Note 3 Clones, the only octa core is HDC Galaxy Note 3 Sunny, but its not yet available, Another Octa Core you can check is Zopo ZP998, and ZOPO is a good brand,
      5. Most Galaxy Note 3 Clones are manufactured by HDC, you can check out several of the reviews.
      6. NFC Support, you can seldom see phones who have this, ZOPO ZP998 has this, other don’t have.
      7. Most only support Gesture

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  9. hello Vincent I would like your opinion for this the phone HDC Galaxys S4 Legend Android phone Tech Info
    HDC Galaxys S4 Legend owns a 5.0-inch IPS OGS screen with 1280*720 pixel display(System shows FHD 1920*1080), and Universal5410 Quad Core 1.6GHz processor(Real Exynos 4412 1.2Ghz Quad Core), 2GB RAM, and 4GB storage(System shows 16GB). HDC Galaxys S4 Legend installs Android 4.2.2 OS and supports Gesture Control.I would like your opinion about it or other model in thank you

    1. Hello Sotiris,

      correct specs: MT6589 @ 1.2 GHz, 5.0 inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels (no gorilla glass), 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM (1.5 GB usable), you could try No.1 S6, its almost the same with this one.

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  10. Hy there Vincent,i have a clone of a galaxy note 2,it’s the 7102 white model..i don’t know any other name,i’ve bought it from someone,over the internet..i would like to know,is there any rom out there for it? i’ve tried GooManager from Play Store and it doesn’t find anything for it and i am afraid to try something like cyanogenmod because it might die,or get in a boot loop..i have some issues with it,i mean,i cannot calibrate the proximity sensor,when i speak with someone,the screen doesn’t go off and i touch keypad with my ear and another thing is that i cannot put the notification led for missing calls or messages on my phone..i think that this can be changed with a custom rom,but which one ??my phone specs are:(antutu benchmark says)-alps 7102,O.S.-4.2.1;CPU model MTK MT6589,4 cores;GPU rendere PowerVR SGX 544MP with 1gb of ram;8megapixel rear camera..Can you please tell me,which ROM should i try to fix these problems ? thanks

  11. Nello,
    I nave problemi with hdc n9002 mt6589 2gbRam 32gbRom.
    I ha ve flash ed ROM hdc note sunny bit now notte recognize fronte camera band fronte speaker.
    I would nave stock ROM forma resto re All hardware. Please help me. Thanks

  12. Hey Vincent, I hope you can help me out a little bit.
    On a recent trip to China I bought an S4 clone, I saw it works on a Chinese sim card, but now that I’m on my country (Chile) the phone catches a signal (movistar) and I even get the company messages that welcomes me to their service but I have no internet connection and I can’t make or receive calls. I thought that maybe the OS is wrong or defective so I’ve spent the whole week trying to find out the real brand and model of my clone on order to choose the correct new rom.
    Right now I’ve made some progress, I realized that the info that is displayed on the phone is fake but I’m still not sure on what to choose.
    My questions to you is: do you have any ideas regarding the connection problems?
    and how can I choose the correct rom?
    Please tell me the info you need to send it to you.
    Thanks a lot and I love you blog, it helped me a lot

    1. Hello Felipe,

      you could try and ask the frequency supported in Chile, usually china phones support the following frequencies, for 2G: gsm 850/900/1800/1900mhz and wcdma – mostly 2100mhz and sometimes 850mhz

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  13. Hello, My name is Qadeer and i am from india.
    I am interested in buying JIAKE X3s.

    Firstly I would like to thank you for keeping up such a great website. Nice information is available on this site.

    Can you please help me with this information.
    I see that Aliexpress is selling this phone for 125 USD? Can i trust this website and buy?
    What is this phones Antutu rating?
    I am not able to Find JIAKE official Website and Customer Care service center. Please Help me with this

    Thanks.

    1. Hello Qadeer,

      In terms of performance to battery ratio
      MT6577 dual core chipset —— Performance relatively between 5000 to 6000 points in antutu
      MT6572 Dual Core (new dual core clocked at 1.3 GHZ) —– much better power consumption and performs much like mt6589 Quad core (scores between 10000 to 110000 points in antutu)
      mt6589 (first quad core of mediatek) ——- ok in terms of battery consumption but does get hot often especially when used heavily (but i’d rather get the next chipset)
      the mt6589 was followed by the mt6589t or turbo (which is a slightly upgraded chipset), not by a whole lot though, its fast but not super fast, a meager 2000 points update from the regular mt6589 quad core.
      mt6582 (new quad core clocked at 1.3 GHZ) – budget quadcores, excellent battery life, made for lower resolution display, fast, more of a midrange device, scores about 17000 to 18000 on antutu which is impressive.
      Finally, the mt6592 (mediateks newest CPU to hit the market and you can see their chipsets almost everywhere) used by either budget or much more premium hardware devices, fast, scores similar to the snapdragon 600 found on the Galaxy S4 which is about 24000 to 26000 points. Very good battery life, although its not well optimized yet in terms of android operating system and if you are not a heavy user, you will not see much difference with the mt6582 as well as the mt6589t performance. Although it still lacks polished, its still fast, and the new king of budget CPU’s.
      to answer your next question, the jiake x3s is powered by mt6592, and usually prices for those phones dont go well below $150. You could also try merimobiles, COOLPAD is one of the biggest China mobile manufacturer, http://www.chinasmartphonereview.com/coolpad-f1-8297-octa-core-175/

      Best Regards,
      Vince

      1. Thanks alot the information is truly Helpful (sorry for seeing this post after a long time) :).
        I will let you know after I have bought any mobile!

  14. are there any 4g or 4g lt3 Chinese phones that work in the us orks phones that are from sellers in China
    Thanks Gail
    \

    1. Hello Gail,

      Yes, there are 4G capable phones available, just like the Gionee Elife E7, Vivo Xplay 3S, however they tend to be a bit pricier

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  15. I just bought ubtel u8, very unpleasant audio heard during phone call. Very loud hummung noise. Not recommended

  16. HI VINCENT THIS IS ASIM FROM INDIA I PURCHASE A MOBILE X TOUCH X506 ANDROID MOBILE FROM DUBAI I HAVE A PROBLEM. 1. ALL SETTINGS IS CHANGED 2. CAN’T FIND THE OPTION SETTINGS IN SHORTCUT AND MENU 3. CAN’T ACCESS THE WiFi LANGUAGE IS IN ARABIC UNABLE TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE . 4 WHEN I FORMAT BY PRESSING DOWN ARROW AND POWER BUTTON ITS GET FORMAT AND IF I FORMAT BY PRESSING UP VOL KEY AND POWER BUTTON ITS GIVING THE ERROR OR ANDROID RESTRICTION SIGN . PLEASE CAN U HELP ME OUT IN THIS ISSUE.
    WITH WARM REGARDS
    ASIM

  17. Hi Vincent
    Love the blog!!! I really need help finding a particular rom. I have a Note 3 sm-n900, specifications are as below;

    940*540 res – 5.5 inch lcd with 240dpi
    512mb ram
    1.3 ghz cpu (i think it’s duo core but it shows 4)
    it’s an MT6572 board

    Haven’t been able to restore my nvram backup since. It came loaded with 4.4.2 Kitkat.

    Could you please help me find the exact rom in your listings?
    I’d really be grateful.

    Arthur

  18. Hi
    Maybe you can help me please?

    I’m looking for ROM NEWMAN k1b MTK6582 phone
    I downloaded rom: to NEWMAN k1b mאk6589 it does not work.
    Where can I find a suitable ROM?

    Thank you.

  19. Hello. I have a smartphone of Orro N900 (Shengda) and the touch screem does not respond to touch commands. You can replace the current Android 4.2.2 on the other and how should I perform the operation.
    Thank you.

  20. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello Vincent, I am evangeline from gearbest.com. I have visited your site:chinasmartphonereview.com for a while and found it very professional and helpful. We really appreciate it.

    I am wondering if you are interested in doing some sponsored posts on smartphones. We’d love to make a long-term cooperation with you. I saw you wrote kinds of DOOGEE smartphones before, would you like to try DOOGEE Y100? Here is the product link: http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_176692.html.

    I am sorry for contacting you by comments, but you doesn’t leave a email address in your blog. Please let me know if you are interested or have any other ideas. Have a beautiful day!

    Best,
    Evangeline.

  21. Hi Vince
    I was just wondering if you would had a chance to check out the new kingzone k2
    If it is all that it claims to be its going to be a real flagship killer, and give the big names a run for their money.
    I’ve been using the note 3 up till last week and it gave up on me so I’m going to buy a K1. The only thing I think I’ll miss is having a stylist and from what I find it works just great on the AT&T network let me know if you heard otherwise. thanks — Rick

  22. HI ADMIN I NEED HELP PLEASE HELP ME…. I HAVE G-TIDE E79 SINCE 5 DAYS BEFORE MY PHONE IS STUCK IN BOOT LOOP AND ALSO NOT GOING INTO RECOVERY PLEASE SEND ME STOCK FIRM WARE OR BACK UP FILE FOR THIS PHONE PLEASE HELP SEND THESE FILES ON MY G.MAIL ACCOUNT THANX
    G.mail:Prince.zakir13@gmail.com

  23. Hi Vincent

    I messed up this watch firmware (http://www.gearbest.com/smart-watches/pp_123314.html).

    This smart watch was bouth from Gearbest. There is no support for this watch on watch box or manual inside. I have wrote a mail to Gearbest if they can to provide original firmware, but they say that they can’t.

    I have spread firmware request on some youtube channels where people are making reviews about this watch.

    I would like to ask you for advice aboute how can I find a manufacturer for this watch to ask them for support.

    Thanks in advance
    Danijel

  24. Hi Vincent

    Thanks for replay.
    I messed up with watch update (with original U8 firmware) and now it is dead. As this watch is U8 clone and there is no support for it (even manufacturer is unknown), watch is useless now.

    Anyway, I though that you may have some info about this watch (U+Watch BW01) manufacturer or something.

    Thanks
    Danijel

  25. Hi Vincent,
    I just purchase an Conquest S8. Its great. Only problem is that am not able to access my sim toolkit. Do you know how i can go around this or where i can get custom ROMs for the phone?

  26. Hi Vincent. I have recently known your blog and I enjoyed so much. Can you please help to choose right phablet?
    I live in central asia. I have bought Xiaomi phones from china, Mi Max and redmi note 3. But I had bad experience with both them. Mi max had display freezing problems when I touch. And call voice was unclear. On Redmi note 3 4g isnt working, call voice is very bad. Network doesnt work well. Cheaper chinese brands are not good choice I think. What do u say about xiaomi phones, are they really good?

    1. Hello Murik,

      I have in my possession Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Mi5s and I forgot the rest. I don’t have any issue with the Xiaomi Mi Max, the screen works fine, and even though I dropped it several times, it still works fine. Same also with the Xiaomi Redmi Pro and my current daily driver, the Xiaomi Mi5s. So far, I am impressed with Xiaomi Products, and I recommend them highly.

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  27. Hello vincent, good website! I am here to ask you which is the beat phone under 80 euros? I am thinking about the Geotel note, Gretel GT6000, vernee thor, Ulefone U008 Pro (and metal), leagoo m8 pro and the cubot magic. Which is the best, or you have another suggestion?
    Thanks for your attention

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