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  1. mody

    which smartphone will u recommend, zopo zp100, star b79m or lenovo A750? your advice will be happily be appreciated.tnx

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Mody! If I were you, I will choose only between Zopo ZP100 and Lenovo A750. Lenovo has the advantage of a reliable brand name. ZP100 has slightly better camera features because it’s camera is reportedly made by Sony and has a flash while A750 has none. A750 has better battery with 2000mAh while ZP100 has a 1650mAh battery. I have uploaded videos of both phones in their review pages. Check my reviews on these phones: Lenovo A750 and Zopo ZP100. I hope it would help your decision.

  2. Gil

    June 16, 2012 at 9:26 am (UTC 8)
    Hello Chris, congratulations on the blog. It is very useful to those interested in dual sim smartphone low cost (low-end)!
    Aside from performance … My concern is about the quality of the materials in the construction of dual sim smartphone (especially in durability and resistance). In your opinion which is being the best manufacturer?
    And what is the manufacturer of Jiayu G2? It has great tradition in smartphones?
    Thank you!
    I have a great weekend.
    Gil.

    Kris Amora
    June 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm (UTC 8)
    Hi Gil! The best cellphone manufacturers in China are Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, and Meizu. These are the ones that are well-established. But there are a couple of new companies that show a lot of potential. These are ZOPO and ThL. I have read a lot of good feedback about their phones. Plus, they have good after-sales support. They provide their customers with software updates for their phones.
    Regarding Jiayu G2, I still have not found enough information about the company that manufactured it. It is a new company. So I will not comment on the quality of their phones for now. But I will post my feedback on Jiayu once I learn more. I am also planning to buy Jiayu G2 but I want to make sure first that it is worth my money. For now, I will recommend to you the following dual SIM phones: ZOPO ZP100, ZOPO ZP200, Lenovo A750, ThL V9, ThL W1 and ZTE U960.
    Best regards,
    Kris

  3. Gil

    (From Brasil – 2012/06/17 – 20:50 pm)

    Hello Kris Amora,
    Who makes THL?
    Who makes ZOPO?
    Following their precious suggestion researched who makes the dual sim smartphone (low end) of brands THL and ZOPO …
    The more consistent information that the Mobile-Barn manufactures the two brands of appliances. This information is correct?

    Company Name: Mobile-Barn Corporation Limited
    Company Address: Room 6k20, Building 3, Sun Tech Park, Shenzhen …
    City / Town: Shenzhen

    Thank you,
    Gil.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Gil!

      I did some research about ZOPO and ThL. I found out that both of these companies are considered “Technology Companies” wherein they possess a particular technology (design, architecture) of a phone and they hire Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to build their phones. They do not have a factory of their own. They rely on these manufacturers to make their gadgets, but the design and specifications are made by these Technology Companies. An example of their manufacturers is Mobile-Barn Corporation. Mobile-Barn makes different phone models for different “Technology Companies”.

      It is hard to judge whether their manufacturers use high quality materials. For this, we will have to rely on customer feedbacks. And for ZOPO and ThL, they have positive ratings from consumers. You can search for customer feedbacks on the different Android forums for this.

      A good thing about ZOPO and ThL is that they have good after-sales support. They constantly develop software updates of their phones. This is what other Chinese Technology Companies lack.

      It is also important to note that Huawei was one of these original equipment manufacturers. They were known to build mobile phones and other gadgets for other companies. Eventually, Huawei decided to design their own gadgets and use their brand name. Today, Huawei is one of the leading smartphone brands in the market. So, we can say that some OEMs build gadgets with high quality materials and strict quality control. And ZOPO and ThL may have contracted a good manufacturer for their phones because of the high approval ratings of customers. That, of course, is just my speculation.

      Best Regards,
      Kris

    2. Kris Amora

      Hi! I just found out the manufacturer for Jiayu G2. It is called Shenzhen Jiayuyutong Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. This is their official website: http://www.ejiayu.com. But it is in Chinese. Just translate the page so you can read some of the information. Apparently, they have their own factory. So they don’t rely on other manufacturers to build their phones. This is Jiayu’s advantage over other companies that do not manufacture their own phones.

      Best Regards,
      Kris

  4. Gil

    Great review very enlightening.
    I’ll wait for the consolidation of the launch of G2 Jiayu ZOPO and compares it to decide … THC

    Have a great day,
    Gil.

  5. Fabrizio

    I found the X825A cell phone to sell, but it very difficult (impossible is the most accurate word) to find a review on this phone. It’s seems to be a very good phone on the paper with a good ratio quality/price. Do you heard about it and do you know why there is so few information on this product?

    Thank you.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I have not heard of X825A. But when I searched it on the web, I found out that it has a similar appearance and specifications with IHTC Titan X310E. It may be because X825A has no brand name. It is a generic phone made by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). It is produced by the same factory that made the IHTC Titan X310E.

      UPDATE: I think this what you are referring to: ZeonTouch Titan X825A.

  6. Michael

    Hello Chris.

    I want to know if the phone JIAYU G2 ICS 4 supports the Hebrew language.
    If not then I want your opinion about Phone as support.
    It is important to me to have a memory 1RAM and good battery.
    Thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Hebrew language may not be supported by Jiayu G2. You can ask Fastcardtech about this because they have the complete technical details of the phone. If you want a phone with 1GB RAM that supports Hebrew language and has a good battery, click the following: ThL W1 and ThL W3.

      1. Michael

        First of all thanks for the quick reply.
        Second of all I want to know why the screens of the Chinese instruments are 260K.
        Third All Is THL W3 should receive updated ics 4?

        A final question which is better thl w3 or zopo zp300?

        1. Kris Amora

          You’re welcome! Some Chinese smartphones have screens with 260K colors because it is cheaper. But some have 16 million colors.

          I don’t know if the ThL W3 will have an ICS update. It would depend on ThL’s manufacturer. You can check out their official website here: http://www.en.thl.com.cn.

          I would choose ZOPO ZP300 for now because I have read a lot of good comments about the phone. ThL W3 is relatively new and I have not seen comments of it yet. But I think it has a lot of potential.

          1. Alex

            Hi, I really like your website.
            Do you have any plans to upgrade the search tag function to include searches for multiple tags?
            For example, I am looking for 5.5″ inch phones with dual sim. At the moment, I can only search for one tag at a time.
            Thanks

          2. Kris Amora

            Hi! Thanks for the helpful suggestion. I will look to further improve my search tags.

      2. Michael

        What do you think about ZeonTouch Titan X825a ?
        supports the Hebrew language?

        1. Kris Amora

          I also think ZeonTouch Titan X825A does not support Hebrew language. To be sure, please ask Fastcardtech. As of now, the only 1GB RAM phones that I know of that support Hebrew are ThL W1 and ThL W3.

          1. Michael

            Thanks again for the answers quickly.
            I only have another question whether the software more local 2 Help me run
            Hebrew in a Chinese phone with ics4?

          2. Kris Amora

            Most of the phones featured here are easily customized. Android 4.0 ICS supports custom ROMs if the phone is rooted. Fastcardtech roots certain phone models at the customer’s request while other phones are advertised as rooted. I think some people have developed ROMs with Hebrew support for Android 4.0. You can search it on Google.

  7. israel

    Good day Cris. I’m interested to buy a china phone. How can I transact and where? What brands can you recommend? thank you..

    1. Kris Amora

      Good day! You can visit the online store Fastcardtech. They have the lowest prices and they have free worldwide shipping for selected items. You can check out the phone models I have featured in my website. I have posted links on each of them that will lead you to the buying page of the phone model on Fastcardtech. I recommend the following smartphone models: ThL W1, ThL W3, Jiayu G2, ZOPO ZP100, ZOPO ZP200, ZOPO ZP300 Field, Lenovo A750, and ZTE U960.

  8. Sergio

    Hi Kris,
    do you know something about a china smartphone called ARCAPEL AS1+? It’s becoming quiete popular here in Italy. They say that it has a dual core 3D processor (I don’t believe so), 4″ LG screen, ICS and 5Mpxl camera. Price is around 200-220 USD. Can you check it out and let me know what you think?
    Fastcardtech is selling the ARCAPEL AS1 (no +) that menas no ICS and 16 Gb Memory max (instead of 32)

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Sergio,
      I believe Arcapel AS1+ is not dual core. It has the MT6573 650MHz single core CPU with a 400MHz GPU. Some Chinese manufacturers advertise their phones with the MT6573 CPU+GPU as dual core which is not accurate. However, I can tell you that the MT6573 is fast for a 650MHz chip especially when combined with its GPU. But a newer CPU which is MT6575 is available so it makes the MT6573 outdated. The MT6575 is 1GHz, so I highly recommend you find a phone with this CPU. Also, the RAM of the Arcapel AS1+ is suspect. I think it’s only 256MB. I also have doubts that it is a 3D phone. The price of 200-220 USD is too expensive for an MT6573 phone.

      I would recommend that you buy a phone with these specs: 1GHz MT6575 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and Android 4.0 ICS. I just bought a Jiayu G2 from Fastcardtech because it has these specs and it costs only 168 USD. I have just received the phone and I’m very impressed by it. I also recommend the real 3D phones like ZOPO ZP200 or Hero H6000. If you want HD phones, try ZOPO ZP300 Field or ThL W3.

      1. Sergio

        Thank you Kris. I do agree with you: it is a suspect phone. They say “3D dual core processor” but NEVER mentioned it clearly. Fastcardtech is the only website where I could get the name of the processor, which should be, as you said, the MT6573. Moreover, 256 Mb RAM seems poor for this kind of smartphone.
        I think I’ll follow your suggestion about the Jiayu G2, it looks great. Let me ask you: what about the case? Is it strong and well-defined? The touch? Fast ad sensitive?
        Last question: fastcardtech is a respectable company? Have you ever had any problem with them? I see that they accept PAYPAL, that makes the transaction much safer.
        Thank you very much, you blog is great.
        Sergio

        1. Kris Amora

          The case of the Jiayu G2 is good and well-designed. The back cover is made of plastic. It also has a free protective case and screen guard. I’ve had this phone for 3 days now and I can say that this is an amazing smartphone. Touch is sensitive and navigation does not lag. Internet browsing is fast. It also plays 3D games smoothly. I definitely recommended this phone.

          Fastcardtech is a reliable online shop. They have been selling goods online since 2005. I ordered my Jiayu G2 from them and there were no problems. Their customer service agents may not have perfect English skills but you can communicate well with them. They communicate with you through e-mail or chat. They also provide you an online tracking number for your order or package.

          I chose to pay through Western Union because they give 3% discount if you use Western Union or Moneygram, but you have to email them your payment details after paying. They also ship out orders paid through this method faster than if you pay through the other methods. Then I chose EMS and I received my package around 1 week or so after ordering. But if you want a faster delivery, you can choose DHL, although it is more expensive.

          Thank you very much for visiting my site! Feel free to ask me if you have more questions.

  9. Sergio

    Kris, I was really going to order the Jiayu from fastcardtech then I saw your post about the brand new dual core processor MT 6577. Do you think I have to wait? GPU will be the same of the one installed on Jiayu (PowerVRTM SGX Series5); I wonder if the dual core processor will maka a so big difference from the MT 6575. I also think that the price will be a little higher.
    What’s your opinion about that?

    1. Kris Amora

      I think MT6577 would have a slight advantage regarding efficiency. It would be able to handle high resolution screens better. Well, there is no feedback about those phones yet so I really can’t say for sure. I believe they will have the same GPU as the Jiayu G2, which is PowerVR SGX531. Some people have doubts that the SGX531 would be suitable for a dual core CPU. I guess we’ll find out soon.

      You can wait for the dual core phones to come out but expect them to be initially priced at more than $200. The MT6577 phone CarPad Note5 F6 costs $239 at Fastcardtech, which is available for pre-order. If you don’t need a new phone immediately, I think waiting would be a good idea. But once the MT6577 phones come out, another upgrade of the chip (maybe MT6579?) would be announced. You might end up not buying anything at all and constantly waiting! Lol! =)

      Anyway, if you decide to buy Jiayu G2, it would still be a great deal. Right now it’s priced at $162. I can’t think of any phone with Jiayu G2’s specs with the same price range. I’m definitely satisfied with this phone. I’ll be hanging on to this until a low-cost quad core phone comes out. Good luck on your decision!

  10. David

    Hi Kris,
    Thanks for your website !

    Could you give me your feedback about THL W1 and x825A phones please? which one is the best?

    Thanks again
    David

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello David!
      The ThL W1 and X825A have almost similar specs. The major difference would be the battery. X825A’s battery is slightly better with 1600 mAh while ThL W1’s is 1550 mAh. However, ThL has a good reputation for the quality of its smartphones. While for X825A, I don’t know any information about its manufacturer.

  11. generals

    Hi Kris, congrats on your site. It is very informative. I would like to ask if you can kindly review the Lenovo P700 dual sim phone? another question is, do you think the quality of this phone will be good?
    also this phone comes with android 4.0, my question is, do you think the android 4.0 of Lenovo will be have many problems and bugs or not?

    thank you.

    1. Kris Amora

      Thanks for your comment! Lenovo is one of the more established phone manufacturers in China, so I think the P700 has good quality. From the information I have gathered, Lenovo P700 seems like a good phone. It has a 1GHz MT6575 processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM. But I would suggest you get a phone with 1GB RAM. The double amount of RAM is useful especially with Android 4.0 ICS. I don’t know the quality of the P700’s 5.0 megapixel camera but one thing that turns me off is the lack of a camera flash. It may not be suitable for dim light conditions. For its operating system, I think it won’t have problems since Android 4.0 is pretty stable.

      All these are just my opinions based on the phone’s specs. I’m sorry I cannot be more detailed since I have not tried the P700. I hope this helps though.

  12. max

    kris, Did you got my inputs? Waiting for your reply.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Max! I already replied to your message at the specific page you posted your comment. Anyway, I don’t know those guys personally but I will try to tell them as a customer. I also hope they would change their design to a simpler one.

  13. max

    pls ask fastcsrdtech dot com to make it simple and not those bling bling things…

    Make it clean and clear so that pepole actually see and evaluate the products efficiently.

    1. Kris Amora

      Yes I’ll try but I don’t know them personally. I can only do that as a customer. So it helps if you also tell them about your comment as a potential customer.

  14. abigosen

    Hi Kris,

    When you review for Jiayu G3?

    tq

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I’ll post the product details soon. Thanks for reminding me!

  15. Alex

    Hi dude!

    Your blog is awesome. Youre like the crusader for best bang for the buck, cheap china phones for mere mortals like myself. What do you think of the Star x26i? Im torn between it and the Jaiyu G2. Is the 13 usd worth it for the extra half gb or ram alone? And what is the difference between the screen quality, as the g2’s is said to be IPS but the x261 doesnt say the same? Thanks a tone dude!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Thanks for your comment! Star X26i is good but Jiayu G2 is definitely better. The 1 GB RAM is better suited to run android 4 ICS. Plus Jiayu G2’s screen is great since it is IPS, while I doubt that X26i has IPS scren. With it I can view my screen clearly at different angles and under the direct sunlight. With that and more, it’s definitely worth the extra few dollars. I would recommend Jiayu G2, since I have a great experience with this phone.

      1. Alex

        I see. Whats the battery life for the G2? The x26i says it has like 2000mah+. And does the G2 come pre rooted? Any available custom roms or rooting procedures (if “no” for previous question)? Thanks a bunch!

        1. Kris Amora

          Jiayu G2 has a 2050 mAh battery. When I always use the WiFi or play games, it lasts around 1 day. When I just use the phone for text messages, occasional internet use and some voice calls, it lasts around 2 days. It does not come pre-rooted. But I think Fastcardtech can root it if you request it. I have not searched for custom roms yet, but I’m sure they are available. Try searching some android forums for this.

          1. Alex

            That’s freakin awesome! I love you dude! I wanna buy this phone real bad. I just wonder if the 3% discount cover the overall price with the shipping or just the unit price only. Thanks

          2. Kris Amora

            I think it is for the price of the phone only.

  16. Mike

    Hi…
    I’ve seen that some one asked if JIAYU G2 supports hebrew and u’ve said “it may not support”
    so my question is… Language isnt just part of the android os? i mean… if its not installed you can just download and install it or whatever. . . am i wrong?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Mike,
      Yes you are right. Language is part of the Android OS. There are options in the language menu that I cannot decipher. One option is clearly for the Arabic language. And there are two options that look similar to the Arabic texts. Since I cannot understand the texts, I could not tell if it is the option for the Hebrew language. If Android 4.0 supports Hebrew language, then I guess Jiayu G2 supports Hebrew.

      If it is not installed, you can download it from Google Market or from another site and install it on your phone. Sometimes Google Play tells you that an application is not compatible with your device. This usually is not accurate. If that happens, download it from another source and install the APK file. It should work fine.

      1. Mike

        Thanks for the fast reply.
        I’ve got another question…
        Right now im looking for smartphone to buy, for around 200$..
        lets say 200$ – 230$..
        And there are so many options im not sure what to buy.
        I know i should look for 1G ram bec android itself takes around 400 mb,
        dual core… don’t care too much about the camera,
        no need for dual sim…
        so i thought maybe to wait for JUAYI G3… but it seems to be quite expensive.
        maybe G2-s… do you have any more recommendations?

        1. Kris Amora

          I recommend Jiayu G3. It only costs $210 at Fastcardtech. I am very satisfied with Jiayu G2, so I believe its dual core successor, Jiayu G3, would be way much better.

          1. Mike

            I dont really know or ever bought from this site, can i trust it? …
            and im not sure i want this one because its just too big.
            and i wasnt talking about G2 , i was talking about g2-s, very similar to the G3 but, smaller and its screen is not HD, what do you think? i just need to decide if the difference between 4 and 4.5 inch matters that much.

          2. Kris Amora

            Well, the G2s has similar specs to the G3 except that the G2s has a smaller 4.0-inch screen, a lower resolution of 960 x 540, and a lower resolution 0.3 megapixel front camera. These specs are still okay for me. I have a Jiayu G2 with a 4.0-inch, 800 x 480 pixel screen and I’m already satisfied with it. It would now depend on your preference.

            As for Fastcardtech, I have bought several phones from them without any problems. Their prices are probably the lowest among the online shops that sell Chinese phones. I have recommended Fastcardtech to my friends who also purchased phones from their website. They all received their phones. Hence, I trust them.

  17. abigosen

    Kris, if in china where is find the jiayu g3 ? or at hongkong?. thanks.

    1. Kris Amora

      Jiayu G3 is not yet released. It may be launched in the market by the end of this month. You can find it at Shenzhen and other places in China. I don’t know yet if it will be available in Hongkong.

  18. yasir

    does this phone make video calls??? and does it comes with touch pen?

    1. Kris Amora

      Are you referring to Jiayu G3? Yes it can make video calls. It does not come with a touch pen but you can buy it separately.

  19. Enigma

    Hi,

    Can you recommend any sites to purchase from? I’ve been searching and researching around and have narrowed down to 3, namely merimobiles, android-sale, and fastcardtech. Any experiences or comments about them? Where do you buy for yourself? Thanks a ton bro.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello!

      Among the three, I have only bought from Fastcardtech and I am quite satisfied with their service. I have bought several items from them without any problems. I also believe they have lowest prices among the online shops. So, I recommend Fastcardtech.

  20. Nozer

    Can a xiaomi mi-one cell phone purchased in hong kong work in the usa and also worldwide?. what should i look out for before purchasing one and what should the approximate cost be?
    i ask because i read a nice article about the company which makes these phones. thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! First, you should check if the 3G frequencies supported by the phone is supported by your network carrier. GSM is not a problem since the phone is tri-band. 2G (GSM) will work with 900/1800/1900 MHz. But the phone only supports WCDMA 900/2100 MHz for 3G. Make sure your network operates under this frequency if you want to use 3G. The phone itself should cost around US$345. Shipping costs would depend on your location and the method you use. It should cost you $30-40 if you are from the USA. Xiaomi is really a good Chinese company. It is one of the hottest smartphone brands in China.

  21. Robin

    Hey Chris, can you tell me which Galaxy note clone has the S pen, and whether there is a slot for it?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Robin, check this Galaxy Note clone: HDC Galaxy Note GT-N7000 I9220+. It has the S pen with a slot for it.

  22. Flavio

    Regarding the Jiayu G3phone, I noted that your specification shows WCDMA frequency as a quad band. Most retailers specification show only WCDMA frequency as 900 and 2100. Can you clarify if the 850 frequency is part of this phone.

    1. Kris Amora

      Actually I’m not sure about the frequencies. I got it from a post on Jiayu G3. But now as I search the other online shops, I found out that they posted different frequencies. Others have it quad band WCDMA, others 850/2100, while certain shops have it 900/2100. So for now, I’m going to post it as quad band. When new information comes, I’ll update my post above.

  23. mina

    could you tell me the top ten mtk6577 phones ordered by battery !
    thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      This is my list of top 10 MT6577 phones in order of battery capacity:
      Star Note II GT-i9220 (3200 mAh)
      CarPad Note5 F6 (2800 mAh)
      Haipai X710D (2800 mAh)
      HDC Galaxy Note GT-i9220 (2800 mAh)
      Star N9880 (2800 mAh)
      Amoi N820 (2750 mAh)
      Jiayu G3 (2750 mAh)
      Star Galaxy Note Plus GT-i9220 (2500 mAh)
      HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro (2400 mAh)
      Zopo ZP900 Leader (2300 mAh)

  24. mina

    What do know about this new mtk 6588 ??

    1. Kris Amora

      All I know is that it is still under development and it will use a better GPU, probably PowerVR SGX540 or better. It is a quad core CPU that could clock from 1.5-1.7 GHz. It may be released later this year or early 2013.

  25. Revo

    Hallo Kris,
    i would like to have an answer from you. I am learning a lot of things from your blog…but all chinese good phones as Jiayu g3 has dual sim? Do you know any good android 4.0 single sim?
    bye.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Revo,
      Jiayu G3 is dual sim. Other good dual sim phones include Newsmy Newman N1, Zopo ZP900, K-touch Bumblebee II V8, and some others. If you want a single sim phone, check out Xiaomi M2. It has excellent specs and features. It already has the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

  26. Sigit

    hi kris! well met

    it seems you look like an indonesian :p hi there, nice web and info
    anyway could the fastcardtech ships xiaomi phone to indonesia? im really looking forward to buy it

    you reply would be appreciated thank you!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry but I’m not an Indonesian. Fastcardtech ships worlwide including Indonesia. But Xiaomi M2 is not yet available. It will be available in October but you can have it reserved at Fastcardtech.

  27. sigit

    hai kris
    great web and info

    i just want to ask, can fastcardtech ships to indonesia, i really looking forward to buy a chinese phone ( i own a HTC, from taiwan not chinese ;p) yes they are seems to be cheaper and have great specs

    looking forward for your reply

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Sigit! Fastcardtech ships worlwide including Indonesia. But Xiaomi M2 is not yet available. It will be available in October but you can have it reserved at Fastcardtech. Xiaomi M2 has excellent specs. I also want to buy it.

  28. dondy

    hi there Kris!
    ur web is sooo awesome!!!
    i’m looking forward to buy xiaomi m2. how much it cost to ships to indonesia?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Dondy,
      Thanks for visiting my site! Shipping would depend on what method you choose. Shipping to Indonesia via EMS would cost around $20 for 1 phone. I’m also thinking of buying Xiaomi M2. It will be available in October.

  29. Andi

    Hi Kris,

    I’m looking to get a cost effective smartphone as follows and hope you may help me out with a recommendation:

    – unlocked and usable with the 3 G sim card from my 7″ Galaxy Tablet (Bell Canada)
    – something fairly rugged (I’m not abusive though)
    – 5 inch screen (plus minus but at least 4.5 inch)
    – a great camera for pictures and video (possibly 8MP). I want to be able to take, edit and load quality pics and videos while on the go, onto my blog. (I gather using the available editing apps on Android should help accommodate this).
    – Zoom function for camera
    – flash for camera
    – good microphone, to complement the sound with the video (something with background noise suppression)
    – Android 4 (as I would think it offers the more advance features and possibilities)
    – Skype usable
    – WiFi, bluetooth etc
    – GPS
    – $200 US plus/minus

    Cheers

    Andi

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Andi,

      Looking at your preferences, I think these phones will suit you: Jiayu G3, CarPad Note5 F6, Star N9880, HDC Galaxy Tad P1000+.

      But first confirm with the seller and your telecom network whether the 3G frequencies of these phones match with your telecom’s. Otherwise, 3G won’t work. If I’m not mistaken, your network supports 850/1900 MHz for 3G.

      Best Regards
      Kris

  30. alex

    There is a list for phones with support GSM HSPA 2100 communications and data?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Almost all phones featured in my website support GSM and HSPA 2100 MHz communications and data.

  31. Drazuhl

    Hello Kris,

    Great website, Chinese phone are really getting interesting.

    I need to buy a new phone and it seems to be the perfect time for it. I saw a lot of ads for the Galaxy 3 and almost fell for it, but then I looked on internet and found brand I didn’t really consider before like Meizu, Xiaomi, Huawei,…

    I’d like to get something very nice (I was almost going to buy the SG3 so…) but I just can’t decide…

    I might be forgetting something, so please enlighten me. I think Meizu and Huawei latest phone are not as good as Lenovo’s K860 or Xiaomi’s M2.

    The M2 is not available yet (unless I take a contract with the less famous contractor in China (I live in Shenzhen)) and has a smaller screen (4.3). Those are the major setbacks for me.

    The K860 has less RAM (in what kind of condition would that really change something? Game? Video?), the big screen will probably mean more battery consumption, it’s using Android ICS while Xiaomi is using the next version if I’m correct? I never used Android before, does that just mean that I need to update my software or will I be stuck with it? The camera might be a little bit less good than the M2’s?

    Well I’m really not an expert and would really appreciate if you could give me some advice.

    And last point, do you have any idea how a phone the M2 can have better hardware than the SG3 on paper, use the same software and be twice as cheap? I tried to get advice from friends, and (imo, mostly because they bought an Iphone or a SG3) a lot of them told me to stick to good brand blablabla…

    Thank you very much!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi!

      In my opinion, Xiaomi M2 is the best choice. It has more advanced specs than all the other phones you mentioned and the price is more affordable. If a bigger screen is a must for you, then you might want to consider Lenovo K860, but Xiaomi M2 has greater value than that. It already runs with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while Lenovo K860 runs with Android 4.0 ICS. We can’t know for sure if the K860 would receive a Jelly Bean update. It may be possible but you may also be stuck with ICS.

      1 GB RAM is pretty much standard for android 4.x devices. 1 GB should be enough for intermediate smartphone use including 3D games. But more RAM should mean better performance in games, videos and multi-tasking. It translates to smoother navigation and overall performance. So a 2 GB RAM is definitely a huge plus for a phone. I believe Xiaomi M2 can provide you a better overall experience.

      With regards to the cheap price Xiaomi is selling their devices, I am also amazed by it. They have done it before when they released their first phone, Xiaomi Mi1. Within days the phone was sold out in China. And I read a lot of good comments about the phone. It led me to believe the quality was not sacrificed for the price. I have also read that Xiaomi deliberately sold the phone at a low price to gain a foothold on the smartphone market. They were willing to absorb a few losses in order to gain huge profits in the future. I think that move paid off. And now they are releasing their second phone with pretty much the same strategy. With the success of their previous launches, it should mean they are doing something right.

      Well, my friends also told me before to buy phones with famous brands only. I decided to go against the flow and buy a Chinese phone because I didn’t like the idea of paying a fortune for something that would become outdated in several months. To tell you the truth, I am very satisfied with it and amazingly, my friends got converted. Some have actually bought Chinese phones of their own.

      It’s all about making the first move, that usually is the hardest part. Once you get to try the right Chinese phone, it would change the way you look at smartphones forever.

      1. Drazuhl

        Thanks :)

        Your comment help me being patient and wait for the phone to be released… I’m using a very simple nokia (it barely have colors xD) until I buy my new phone and it’s hard to wait!

        What about the Voice recognition assistant (the Android’s Siri), I saw that with Jelly Bean there will be one, and that Xiaomi will have it in Chinese, but can we install it in other languages? At least in English ^^?

        1. Kris Amora

          It has other languages with it. Android 4.x supports multi languages. I believe you can install an English version of the Android Siri. It has been installed in some Chinese clone phones before.

          I’m thinking of getting one for myself too. Well, it should be worth the wait.

  32. Pedro

    Estoy interesado en comprar el G2, ¿lo teneis en stock?.
    Gracias

    1. Kris Amora

      Hola! Yo no soy un vendedor, pero se puede visitar la tienda en línea Fastcardtech si usted quiere comprar Jiayu G2. Es en stock en esa tienda. Para visitar su sitio web, haga clic aquí.

      Un doble núcleo versión G2 está disponible. Se llama G2 Plus. Tiene dos versiones: 512 MB de RAM y 1 GB de RAM. Para ver las especificaciones de G2 Plus, haga clic aquí.

      Hello! I am not a seller but you can visit the online store Fastcardtech if you want to buy Jiayu G2. It is in stock at that store. To visit their web site, click here.

      A dual-core version G2 is now available. It is called G2 Plus. It has two versions: 512MB of RAM and 1 GB of RAM. To view the specifications of G2 Plus, click here.

  33. mina

    hi kris
    what do you think about this phone “Freelander I10″
    i am searching for a 1g ram mtk6577 phone for cheap any ideas ??

    1. Kris Amora

      It has specs similar to Newsmy Newman N1, which is good. However, Freelander I10 is more expensive. Some shops sell it at $189. Newsmy Newman N1 costs only $149.99 at Fastcardtech.

  34. mina

    Yes the Newsmy n1 is 149.99 $ but it is out of stock and if you add 43 $ shipping it will be 192.99 $
    i like the HDC samsung like phones
    do you recommend the best 1g ram mtk6577 phones ?
    thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      I agree, Newsmy is not yet in stock. So that phone may be a good alternative. Right now, I don’t know if there are any HDC Galaxy phones that have 1 GB RAM. Most of them only have 512 MB RAM. Jiayu G3 would be a great choice, it is scheduled to be released this month. Check out also Goophone I5. It has quad core Tegra 3 CPU, 1 GB RAM, retina screen and it looks like the new iPhone 5.

  35. Afnan Mir

    hello, which phone do you think is the best under 150$ (its display must be nice, I dont want the screen to be very big but its quality/colors should be good)

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I recommend Jiayu G2 Plus. It costs $105 excluding shipping. It already has a dual core CPU.

  36. hadi

    hi kris,

    can you tell me what should i do.
    Because my rooting at my clone phone is missing. (samsung galxy note)(mt 6255)
    i cannot install any .apk aplication.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Hadi,

      Sorry but I don’t know how to root your phone. But you can refer to this blog: Colonel Zap’s Blog. It discusses many Galaxy Note Clones including how to root them.

  37. Toni

    Hola soy Toni.
    Me gustaria comprarme un telefono parecido a el iphone en calidades pero con sistema android, he visto el I5 Thunderbird y el GoophoneI5 cual de estos dos me aconsejas o si hay algun otro con estas caracteristicas y que sea mas fiable para comprarlo para España? Saludos

    1. Kris Amora

      Hola Tony. Yo recomendaría Goophone I5 ya que tiene una CPU ligeramente mejor en mi opinión. Sin embargo, tanto los teléfonos todavía no están disponibles en el mercado. Pero si usted desea hacer un pedido, se puede visitar la tienda en línea Fastcardtech. Son fiables. Para visitar su sitio web, haga clic aquí.

      Saludos cordiales

  38. jpenzo

    bonjour Kris

    je suis à la recherche d’un téléphone pour mon fils

    je veux android 4
    un écran de qualité
    une qualité de fabrication
    et design assez fin
    processeur rapide
    budget 100€ à 200€

    j’ai vu les smartphones suivants :

    -HDC i9300 pro thin = problème de qualité de fabrication
    Xiami M2 = ?
    Zopo zp500 ?
    Jaiyu G2 ?
    Newmy N1 ?

    est ce que les modèles à 120€ seront de faible qualité , ecran faible résolution

    Y a t’il telephone TOP RATED, LE BEST
    merci pour ton aide

    1. Kris Amora

      Bonjour! Vous avez fait une liste des téléphones de bonne qualité. Parmi vos choix, je pense que Xiaomi M2 est le meilleur parce qu’il a un CPU quad core. Il a les meilleures spécifications, mais il est plus cher et il sera disponible sur Octobre. Il est également facilement vendus parce qu’ils ne produisent qu’une quantité limitée.

      Deuxièmement serait Newsmy N1 mais il est actuellement en rupture de stock. Il dispose d’un processeur dual core et 1 Go de RAM.

      Mon troisième choix serait Jiayu G2, et elle a déjà une mise à niveau la version dual core Jiayu G2 Plus. Pour voir les spécifications de Jiayu G2 Plus, cliquez ici.

      Quatrième serait ZOPO ZP500, car il ne dispose que de 512 Mo de RAM. Il dispose également d’une version dual core ZOPO ZP500+. Pour voir les spécifications de ZOPO ZP500+, cliquez ici.

      Je ne recommanderais pas HDC puisque je ne connais pas la société qui l’a produit. Je ne suis pas sûr de sa qualité.

      Cordialement

      1. jpenzo

        bonsoir

        Merci pour toutes ces infos, je deviens un spécialiste dans les smartphones chinois
        car Je doit acheter 2 smartphones pour mes 2 fils

        (j’ai enlevé le Mi2 trop chère)

        effectivement, quel est le meilleur des ces 3 produits avec 6577 + ICS
        je veux un écran 4 ou 4.3 ” max

        – Zopo 500+
        ram 512 :(
        BenckMark 4536
        epaiss 9,9mm
        semble le moins performant

        – Newman N1
        4.3″ QHD , epaiss 9.8mm
        BenchMark : 5017
        RAM 1 g
        Ecran Gorrilla à confirmer ?
        batterie 1700
        environ 150€

        – Jaiyu G2+
        ecran lumineux , son OK, epaisseur 10,4mm
        BenchMark : 5157
        Ram 1g
        batterie 2050
        169€

        Qualitativement le N1 et G2+ = bonnes performances
        mais qui est le meilleur
        en terme de qualité produit , qualité écran etc…

        quel est ton point vue sur les appareils
        merci pour tes infos

        Jean Pierre
        FRANCE – PARIS

        1. Kris Amora

          Bonjour!
          Selon certaines sources, Newman a GorillaGlass N1. En fait, à la fois de la N1 et la G2+ sont de bons choix. N1 a une meilleure résolution d’écran et G2+ a une meilleure capacité de la batterie. Mais N1 n’est pas encore disponible. Il sera peut-être publié en Octobre. G2+ est déjà en stock dans les magasins en ligne.
          Cordialement

  39. PC

    HI !

    Which phone do you recommend that I buy that is over 5 inch where it all in one in a phone for example, phone, ipad, ebook, office, pdf, stereo voice recorder, camera quality, I also read on the site in Arabic and write the office in Arabic or in a document where I can save in the phone when we learn in school, for example, I have a HTC HD7 original but there I can not read the site or write in the office in Arabic, and is not quality voice record.

    Answer email comes in my phone

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello!

      I would recommend Lenovo K860 but it is more expensive. Another option would be HDC Galaxy Note 2. This is more affordable.
      Both phones mentioned above have Arabic language. Just specify it to the seller.

  40. Asaf

    Hello
    I’m looking for a smartphone with :
    Hebrew language-if it full(include the menu) is better
    WCDMA 850M/2100M
    4″-4.5″ screen size
    and the phone size like Galaxy 2 more or less
    price up to 200$
    did you know few smartphone that I can get with those details?
    thank you
    Asaf

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Asaf,
      You can check out these phones: ZOPO ZP500 Libero, Bedove Nexus X12, Hero H8000, Xiaoxiaomi M2 One Plus, IHTC Titan II V12, Newsmy Newman N1, ZeonTouch Titan X825A, ZeonTouch Rezound LTE.

      Android 4.0 supports full Hebrew language. So any phone that has Android 4.0 can be expected to have full Hebrew as well, including the menu.

  41. Toni

    ¿ Los telefonos chinos sirven para España o hay que hacerles alguna modificacion?Gracias

  42. Toni

    ¿Los telefonos chinos valen para España o hay que hacerles alguna modificacion? Gracias

    1. Kris Amora

      Hola! Teléfonos chinos trabajan en España. Pero hay que comprobar la frecuencia de 3G de los teléfonos si es compatible con su red de telecomunicaciones.

  43. tranchard michel

    Bonjour et felicitations pour votre blog,c’est instructif ,vous nous renvoyez vers le vendeur fastcardtech mais j’ai lu qu’il prenait des commandes sans etre sur de pouvoir livré dans un temps raisoonable.IL y a des avis negatifs en France a propos de ce vendeur,mais peut etre que cela etait exceptionnel.
    Je vais vous faire confiance et je vais commander sur ce site mais un conseil.Je vis en thailande et je voudrais offrir a mon ami un telephone entre 4.5 et 5pouces ,il regarde beaucoup de films aussi il lui faut un ecran de qualité.Que me conseillez vous hdc zoppo ou un autre modele de quailité ,bon ecran bonne batterie ,rapide avec google play pré- installé ,language thai anglais francais.ET en stock actuellement .Pour moi je vais opter pour le xiaomi 2 ,mais je dois attendre quelques mois sa sortie
    A vous lire
    cORDIALMENT
    MICHEL

    1. Kris Amora

      Bonjour!
      Merci de visiter mon site web. J’ai de bonnes expériences avec Fastcardtech en tant que client. J’ai acheté plusieurs téléphones d’eux.

      Je recommande dual core ZOPO ZP300+ et quad core Lenovo LePhone K860. Si vous voulez un téléphone moins cher, dual core HDC Galaxy I9300+ S3+ est une bonne option. Mais vérifiez d’abord la fréquence des téléphones 3G. Assurez-vous qu’il est pris en charge par votre réseau de télécommunications.

  44. John S

    Hi Kris,
    I have just purchased a HDC S3 GT I9300+ from Fastcardtech. I do not think that they provide a manual. Any ideas where I can get one. Thanks,
    John

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello John,
      I think HDC does not provide user manuals for their products. I don’t know where you could get one. But you can try this website: Colonel Zap’s Blog. The author of the blog reviewed this phone.

  45. Stephanie

    Muito bom o seu site!!! Parabéns!

    1. Kris Amora

      Obrigado!

  46. Shimon

    По всем спцификациям, новый флагман от Xiaomi -M2 обладает полностью переработаной ОС Андроид 4.1.MIUI .
    Золожен ли в интерфеис этой ОС многоязыковый интерфеис,и в частности русский?
    Заранее благодарен за ответ.

    1. Kris Amora

      Здравствуйте! Извините, я не знаю, если он поддерживает русский язык. В настоящее время только китайский и английский языки поддерживаются. Может быть, они объявят позже других языках

  47. Shimon

    Ваше мнение об HDC Galaxy S3 I9300 MTK6588 ?

    1. Kris Amora

      Телефон выглядит многообещающим. Но это еще не доступны. Он все еще в стадии разработки.Характеристики могут быть изменены, когда она, наконец, освобождены.

  48. Serjio_17

    Да сайт отличный.
    Первый раз у Вас и хотел бы приобрести Thunderbird I5 только белый.
    Есть ли аналоги уже или ожидаемые, их плюсы, минусы, Ваше мнение.
    Ну и сам факт приобретения, как мне это сделать.
    Спасибо.

    1. Kris Amora

      Здравствуйте, Thunderbird I5 еще не доступен, так что я не знаю, как она будет выполнять. Но это хороший телефон. Это уже четырехъядерных процессоров. Если вы хотите купить, посетить интернет-магазин Fastcardtech. Чтобы посетить их веб-сайт, нажмите здесь.

  49. Shimon

    Последний вопрос -а что вы скажете об OPPO Find 5 ?
    Удивительно что он при размере экрана в 5 ” имеет такие небольшие габариты.Может там ошибка в описании?

  50. Don Benoit

    Is there a better phone than the Haipai X710D for under $200?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! There are many phones under $200 that are better than Haipai X710D. To browse the list of dual core smartphones, click here.

      1. Don Benoit

        The link does not work. What is your top smart phone recommendation for under $200?

        1. Kris Amora

          Try this link instead: MT6577 Dual Core Phones. In my opinion, Jiayu G3 is the best but it is not yet available. It will be released on October. Another good phone is Freelander i10. You might want to check it out.

      2. Don Benoit

        I meant to say what is your top recommendation for a smart phone between 4.8 inches and 5.3 inches under $200?

        1. Kris Amora

          Check these phones out: HDC Galaxy Note 2, HDC i9220 Galaxy Note MTK6577 and Haipai X710D Evo.

          1. Don Benoit

            Thanks Kris for the info. I looked at all of your suggestions.
            About the X710D: What is EVO difference between EVO and non EVO? Different web sites state different screen pixels and WIFI specs for it.
            About HDC Galaxy note 2: Is screen 5.4 or really 5.3?
            Since you have had hands on experience with these 4 phones, which one would you pick?

          2. Kris Amora

            Hi! I believe Haipai X710D has only one version. Evo may just be a tag to give it a better sounding name. It has a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Actually, I have only tried using HDC Galaxy Note i9220 MTK6577, which is identical to Haipai X710D. Navigation is fast, as well as internet browsing. Camera pictures taken by its back camera is clear. It also has a big capacity battery which lasts around 2-3 days with light to moderate use. Overall, it has great value for its price.

            HDC Galaxy Note 2 has the best screen resolution among the phones mentioned. It is QHD 960 x 540 pixels and it is listed as having 5.4 inch screen. On paper, it has the best specs among them all. So, judging on their specs, I would pick HDC Galaxy Note 2.

  51. rekkabderf

    Heb sinds kort de Star Note N9880. Prima toestel voor erg weinig. Vergelijkbaar met de Samsumg Galaxy Note.
    Ben alleen op zoek naar de Engelse handleiding. Er is nl. alleen de Chinese handleiding bijgeleverd.,
    Wie kan mij deze handleiding in het Engels verschaffen? Heb ook overal op Google gekeken voor een download, maar helaas, die is niet voorhanden.
    De webstore Chinabuye, waar dit toestel is aangeschaft, kan mij de Engelse handleiding niet leveren. Jammer.

    Vr.Gr.
    rekkabderf

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Sorry ik weet niet waar een Engels handleiding voor de telefoon te vinden. Chinese fabrikanten meestal niet Engels handleidingen. Misschien kunt u zoeken op de verschillende Android-forums.

  52. rekkabderf

    Ben op zoek naar een Engelse handleiding N9880. Wie kan mij deze verschaffen? Ben trouwens zeer tevereden over dit toestel. Goed vergelijkbaar met de Samsung Galaxy Note. Maar de N9880 heeft een nog iets groter scherm. Werkt perfect en zeer snel.
    Vr.Gr.
    rekkabderf

  53. RobP

    Hi Kris,

    Have you tested the MTK6577, Haipai X710d. I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
    Regards,
    Rob

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Rob,

      I have not tested Haipai X710D but I have tested HDC Galaxy Note GT-i9220 MTK6577, which is identical to Haipai X710D. Navigation is fast, as well as internet browsing. It also has a free leather case similar to that of the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Screen resolution is only 800 x 480 pixels but it can display pictures and videos clearly. But don’t expect it to be at the level of the original Galaxy Note. Battery life is good. The 2800 mAh battery could last 2-3 days with moderate use. Pictures are clear with the 8.0 megapixel rear camera. Overall, it’s great value for its price.

  54. Afnan Mir

    Hello, please suggest me a couple of cheapest 1ghz/512mb ram phones. Under 100$ if possible.

    and I have seen a couple of MTK6515 (1ghz) phones, how good are they? is the B930 smartphone on FCT really 512mb ram?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I don’t know if there are 1GHz/512MB MTK6515 smartphones around with a price of under $100. I am not very familiar with MTK6515. It’s best that you search it on Google.

  55. ivano

    I wanted to ask if the site is reliable http://www.fastcardtech.com seen the latest disappointments that I took …..!.
    The characteristics of the various cell correspond to the truth and the goods always arrive at your destination …..!

    Thanks for your time ….

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I can speak from my experience as a customer at Fastcardtech. The specifications they post are accurate most of the time. I have received all my orders without any problems. That’s why I recommend them.

      1. ivano

        Thanks for the answer ….!.
        I am looking for an android phone dual sim top of the line …..!, I would take the HDC I9300 Galaxy S3 MTK6588 …??, I can recommend something similar ….??

        1. Kris Amora

          HDC I9300 Galaxy S3 MTK6588 will be available probably early next year. Quad core MTK6588 phones are still under development. If you can’t wait that long, check out these Dual core smartphones: Xiaomi 1S, HDC Galaxy Note 2, Huawei Shine G500 Pro, Goophone I5 Pro (Hero H2000+), Freelander i10, ThL W1+, Zopo ZP300+, and Jiayu G2S. Jiayu G3 is also expected to come out this October.
          .

          1. ivano

            Huawei brillare g500 pro
            Do you know if this phone is compatible with European networks on both sim ….??,
            the products of this company are very good, comparable to the samsung true …??

  56. George

    im interested to buy the HDC Galaxy S3 I9300 MTK6588

    but im very skeptical since i dont know the S.A.R Value the phone emits when its held on the ear.

    please inform me about this … it will be much appreciated !!!

    1. Kris Amora

      Information about the SAR values of many Chinese phones like HDC are hard to find. I guess they do not disclose this information. You can check out well-known Chinese brands like Lenovo. Lenovo reveals the SAR values of their phones.

  57. Cullen

    Hi Kris, I love the site and appreciate your efforts!

    I’m in the market for a new phone and want to run it on Walmart’s straight Talk network (using 3G ATT 850 and 1900khz). i’m looking for a good dual core phone that supports 3G. All these phones say 2G GSM, but I read some do 3G GSM. Is there anything out there for me? (under $250)?

    Many thanks!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Thanks for the compliment! There are a lot of Chinese phones that support 3G and GSM. You can start by looking at my list of dual core phones featured in my website. To view the list, click here. But choose only phones that support your 3G frequencies 850/1900 MHz.

      1. Cullen

        The Xiomi 1s looks about right. It says 3G WDCMA 850 and 1900khz, but only lists 2G GSM and my provider uses 3G GSM 850 and 1900khz. Will this phone work for me?

        Thanks!

        1. Kris Amora

          I think when you say GSM it means 2G. Maybe your provider has a different way of defining the frequencies. I always thought that GSM, EDGE, GPRS are 2G and WCDMA, CDMA, UMTS, HSPA are 3G.

  58. Michael

    Hi ..
    Where in Singapore can we buy this handset..HDC S3 i9300 mtk6588

    Thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry I don’t know where in Singapore you can buy this.

  59. Cullen

    Kris, you listed a few elsewhere, but none of the phones specifically said 3G 850 71900khz, they either said GSM 850 &1900khz or 2G 850 & 1900. S I’m confused as none of the 50 or so phones I’ve looked at actually secifcally say what I’m looking for. What should thephone stats say?

    Thabks for the quick reply.

    1. Cullen

      Sorry, I just reread this and realized it doesn’t make a ton of sense.

      I’m trying to use a carrier that provides 3G @ 850 and 1900khz. The carrier says it doesn’t support CDMA devices, but this is where the confusion comes in.

      All these dual sim phones list
      2G GSM and all the available frequencies
      and
      3G WCDMA and all the frequencies.

      I’m concerned if I order a phone that reads 3G WCDMA 850 and 1900khz, that it wont work. I’d really like to support fastcardtech.com and end up with a great phone, but I’m afraid I pay $200, wait 3 weeks for delivery, then find out it won’t work.

      Thanks for your thoughts

      Also, do most of these phones come w/ English Android or Chinese?

      1. Kris Amora

        If the phone has a 3G frequency of WCDMA 850/1900 MHz, I believe it would work with your network. As to your carrier, I think they are referring to CDMA, which is different from WCDMA. If they say that CDMA is not compatible, then WCDMA should work. Well, just do more research on this. Ask again your carrier if WCDMA will work. These phones come with English Android. Just ask the seller to set it to English language first before they ship it to you.

  60. Kjell Nilsson

    Hi
    Which LTE frequency’s does the Oppo Find5 X909 support?
    In Sweden there is only one frequency and it’s 2,6 Ghz
    If this frequency is OK for the phone i by one…

    Best Regards Kjell

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! It does not have LTE. Only 2G and 3G.

  61. Dianna

    Hey! I’ve been wanting to buy a cell phone from china, and i would like to know what kinds of phones you recommend to the T mobile plan. Is there such things as phones that are compatible to the t mobile package? Respond soon, please. Thanks!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Just check the 3G frequencies of T-mobile and make sure it is supported by the phone. Otherwise, you can only access 2G.

  62. Veronica Dias

    Hello Kris,
    I want to purchase a good android phone
    I went to your blog and have found 2 phones to be very good
    One is JIAYU G3 and other one is ZOPPO ZP900
    Can you tell me which is the best phone from these two
    Pros and Cons of one over the other

    Thanks,
    Veronica

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Veronica,
      Based on the specs of the two phones, they are almost even. It would now depend on your preferences on the screen resolution, size of the screen, battery capacity and physical appearance. Jiayu G3 is 4.5-inch while ZOPO ZP900 is 5.3 inches. Jiayu G3 will have a much clearer display since it has a higher resolution and a smaller screen, thus higher pixels per inch (ppi). Jiayu G3 also has the advantage of larger capacity battery. For the looks, I favor the G3 over the ZP900.

      However, the only major advantage ZP900 has is that it is in stock while Jiayu G3 is yet to be released in the market.

      Kris

  63. Brian

    Hi Kris,

    Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful blog full of informed and impartial advice. I only wish I had found you before buying my Star N8000 back in August. Not that I have any regrets about my purchase from Amazon/Dracotek for £115.95. The phone arrived at my home in France by DHL within a week.but the courrier demanded 15 euros tva/vat before she would hand it over. Obviously, I had to pay but after complaining to Amazon I was refunded within hours of my email. My point here is when buying a chinese phone online check carefully the conditions of sale. All too often, Chinese sites state that import duties and taxes are the responsibilty of the buyer and this could add a sizeable amount to the bill.

    Regarding the Star N8000, I am delighted with it and can recommend to anyone looking for a quality budget smartphone running an Android 4 ICS operating system that compliments the hardware specs perfectly. Build quality is faultless and spare parts (screen, battery etc) are readily available if needed.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Brian,

      Thanks for sharing your experience on your phone! Import duties may be a problem in certain countries. In my own experience with Fastcardtech, they declared my packages as gifts and with low values. As a result, all my packages were not taxed at all. This is one advantage if you are buying from this shop as compared to Amazon. I believe Amazon declares the real value of a package, hence the probability of high customs tax.

  64. Koby

    Hi Kris,
    This is a nice forum to which i came across a few days back
    But what i found was all phones were dual sim
    Can you suggest me 4-5 good single sim phones which i can look forward to ?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Koby,

      Check out these single SIM phones: Xiaomi 1S, Xiaomi M2, Meizu MX, Meizu MX Quad Core, ZTE U985, Huawei Honor, Huawei Ascend P1, Huawei Ascend D Quad, Haier W910.

      1. Koby

        Thanks Kris .. :) :) :)

  65. Derek

    Hi Kris,

    Buying a China phone sound like a very good idea. But one concern I have is that are these phones going to work with my American sim-card? Phones such as Huawei U8825D is developed for European market and Lenovo A789 is developed for Chinese market. Are they going to work with my T-Mobile 3G simcard?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Derek! GSM will work in America since most China phones are quad band. But you need to check first the 3G frequencies of your network. China phones usually support WCDMA 850/2100, 900/2100, 850/1900/2100 MHz. Make sure it matches with your network. Otherwise, you won’t have 3G access.

      1. Derek

        Thank you Kris, it’s very helpful.

  66. Lionel

    Hi Kris,
    In all the contents and videos that i found for these chinese phones over internet i found that all info in the phone, logos, icons for apps and everthing is in chinese
    Can that be changed to english ?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Lionel!
      These Chinese phones can be set to English language. Everything, except for a couple of Chinese apps which can be removed by rooting, can be changed to English.

  67. Leandro

    hello kris, I wonder how much will be the smartphone Thunderbird i5 will cost? thanks waiting

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Leandro! Thunderbird i5 is estimated to cost around $299.

  68. Pushkar

    hi: What’s your take on UMI X1?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! I don’t know much about this phone but I do believe its specs are competitive.

  69. jose

    Hi, in your opinion what is the best iphone 5 clone that costs less than $200?
    And do you think I should wait to the new clones that would come in some months?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Check out GooPhone i5 Pro (Hero H2000+). It costs $179.99 excluding shipping fees. I am not sure if there would be new iphone 5 clones under $200 coming out soon.

  70. aman

    i am from india . i want to buy jaiyu g3 . or any other same specification phone from china .so which website i should prefer for buying china mobile (trusted website).

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Unfortunately, Jiayu G3 is out of stock mostly everywhere in China. Only a limited number of units were released and it quickly sold out. Check out this list of phones similar to Jiayu G3: 1 GB RAM phones. I only have experience buying at Fastcardtech so I recommend their shop. I have good experience with them as a customer.

  71. aman

    Small Chili Xiaolajiao Quad Core is good phone .and it is available.cost

    1. Kris Amora

      Small Chili Xiaolajiao Quad Core has very good specifications. However, it is not yet available. It costs around $189.

  72. Tim

    Hey Kris,

    Man am I glad to have stumbled upon your blog as I sure could do with your expert help!!

    I’m currently looking to buy a 3G smartphone for use in Europe with the following MINIMUM specs:

    Android 4
    Dual-core processor at least
    1.2 Ghz processor speed
    1 GB RAM at least
    4.3″ to 5″ screen
    960 x 540 pixels or better
    Memory card slot
    English language
    Preferably white
    Preferably with downloadable manual
    Preferably dual sim but not essential

    Given the above parameters, could you kindly give me your top 2 or 3 recommendations?

    Highly appreciate your expert advice and looking forward to your feedback when you get a chance!
    Thanks and keep up the great work :)

    Tim

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Tim,

      Thanks for your comment! The first thing you need to do is find out the 3G frequencies supported by your carrier. From that, you can narrow down your choices. I have categorized the phones according to their 3G frequencies. Feel free to browse them.

      Kris

      1. Tim

        Hi Kris,

        Thanks for your feedback. 3G frequency supported is UMTS 2100 with HSDPA being gradually deployed.

        With that info, what would be your top 2/3 recommendations?

        By the way, forgot to mention my budget which is max. $220.

        Cheers,

        Tim

        1. Kris Amora

          Hello Tim,

          I recommend you get a 1 GB RAM phone. I think the following phones are great: NEO NO2-M, Newsmy Newman N1, and Jiayu G2S.

  73. tinh

    Cho mình hỏi K_Tuoch V08 này mấy sim nhỉ

  74. Mahmud

    dear kris
    which model is better lenovo a789 and thl v9? please inform me. your kind recommendation is helpful for me to buy a chinese brand phone. i see price of those phone is different in different website. please inform the actual market price.
    thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! In my opinion, Lenovo A789 is better because it already has a dual core CPU. I don’t know the exact price. Just compare the prices of the different vendors and choose the best deal.

  75. new man business

    Hi Griz,
    How to order to thailand?
    I want to take them and sell in thiland.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I am not a seller but if you want to buy the phones featured in my website, visit the online shop Fastcardtech. To know how to order from their website, click here.

  76. Hank

    I’m trying to reach FastCardTech about my order after a forward from this website. However, my e-mail is returned each and every time. I’ve tried support@FastCardTech.com, payment@FastCardTech.com and techsupport@FastCardTech.com.

    Do you have a reliable contact address?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! support@fastcardtech.com should work. Try resending it to this address. Otherwise, use the live chat to check the status of your order. But I believe they have their hands full this holiday season. Just be patient…

  77. Luca

    Hello Kris,
    you seem very well informed, I ask you some advice … having a budget under € 200.00 what do you recommend to buy? Thanks for your help!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! There are many good phones under 200 euro. To view the latest phones with this price range, click here. But some phones on this list may not be on stock right now.

      1. Luca

        What do you think of this one?
        HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 EX Lte- MTK6577 Dual Core 1.2GHz 512MB Ram 4.7 inch 720P IPS Screen 12M Android Phone

        ty

  78. Peter

    Hello Chris, Happy New Year for starters. I’m glad I’ve found someone who can give me some information and advise on Chinese phones. I’m interested in a Samsung Note II look-a-like. Preferrably with a good screen and dual-sim. Which one do you suggest? So far I’ve seen a HDC and Star phone.
    Alternative would be a Samsung S3 look-a-like.
    Kind regards, Peter

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Peter! Happy new year too! I recommend HDC. There are many HDC Galaxy Note 2 models available today. You can check out Fastcardtec

    2. Kris Amora

      Hi Peter! Happy new year too! I recommend HDC. There are many HDC Galaxy Note 2 models available today. You can check out Fastcardtech’s list of latest HDC phones. To view their list, click here.

  79. Johnny

    Hello Kris,

    I trust that you are all well.I want to ask your opinion on something. I have been researching your website for a couple of weeks, and I want to import chinese phones to the middle east for distribution.

    The brands I am looking at are Zopo, THL and OPPO. Are these brands good, do they manufacture good quality phones? Do the Android ROMs get any updates? Do they have after-sale service? Google Play Store? spare batteries?…
    I noticed that you mentioned in this section that mobile barn corp is the manufacturer of Zopo and THL mobiles, is mobile barn the official manufacturer, if yes, how come mobile barn website doesn’t have all the models?

    If there are any other brands that you recommend for me, please feel free to let me know and please supply me with the official website.

    Thank you advance for your time and help.

    Best Regards,

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Those three phone brands you mentioned have good after-sales service, including spare batteries and updates. Google Play Store compatibility may not be as good as the mainstream brands but you can still install Play Store incompatible apps through File Manager. But among the three, I believe OPPO is the best choice.

      I am not so sure about Mobile Barn. Maybe it is just a distributor. I don’t have much info about Zopo and THL’s manufacturer. I also recommend Jiayu (ejiayu.com), Lenovo (lenovomobile.com), Huawei (huawei.com), and ZTE (zte.com.cn).

  80. mukaram

    Dear Mr.Kris My office stuff will be in China next week,could you plz advice the best cologne of Samsung Galaxy note.Which market in Guangzhou he`ll get it,Which Brand,Model# in details,thnx.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Just check out HDC Galaxy Note clones. There are a variety of them. Just choose the one which suits your preferences. To view the list of HDC Galaxy Note clones, click here.

  81. Emmanuel Brockman

    Hello I’m curious is HDC and Star the same company I have the star n9770 and was looking at the HDC i92xx and the back is almost the same and if they aren’t do you know the contact info for Star?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I believe HDC and Star phones are made by the same factory but they are rebranded by different companies. Unfortunately, I don’t have information about these companies and their websites.

      1. gareth

        hi kris what is the best cellphone over 5 inches please?

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi! It’s hard to tell which 5-inch phone is the best. It would have to depend on your preferences. Try searching for 5-inch phones that fit your desired specs. Try looking at this quad-core 5-inch phone: ThL W8. For more of the latest 5-inch smartphones, click here.

          1. gareth

            i was looking at the oppo find 5 or the huawei ascend mate

  82. goran

    Hi Kris i wuld like to ask you about HDC samsung galaxy s3 i9300 pro is this phone good what is your opinion and do you sell or i need to buy from fastcardtech

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! In my opinion, HDC Galaxy S3 I9300 Pro is a good phone. It has good specifications and a very affordable price. For its specs, it has great value. I don’t sell phones but you can buy it at Fastcardtech. To visit their online shop, click here.

  83. Mr.Ngoc

    Hi! Kris
    You advise me about lenovo P770. I like it but can not find information about it on your web page.
    Thanks so much.

    1. Kris Amora

      I have not posted it on my website. You can see the phone’s specifications here: Lenovo P770

  84. Alex

    Hello Kris, i want buy the HDC Samsung Galaxy S3 EX, or maybe the one that you recommended, the Galaxy Note 3, but i want to know..
    Have updates Android? Have a Play Store? the camera is good? which is better?
    can make video conference??
    THANK YOU

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Play Store is pre-installed. The camera is pretty good for both. Just don’t expect it to be at the level of the latest Samsung or Sony-Ericsson camera phones. Both are capable of video conference and they support updates for Android. You can contact the seller or search the internet on how to update these phones. There are a lot of custom ROMs available online which you can install to customize them.

  85. Vu Giang

    Hello
    I came across your website, I really like the product.Can I buy products like?please reply me soon

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I do not sell phones. You can buy them at the online shop Fastcardtech. To visit their shop, click here.

  86. Frank

    Hello,

    What is the best fake iphone on this moment(the goophone i5 or zophone i5?) Can you also tell me what the best shop is where i can buy this phone en how can i get the fake one with the apple logo on the bag? I hope you can help me

    Regards, Frank

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! As of the moment, Zophone i5 is not available and there is no word when it will become available. Goophone i5 is available in three versions: Goophone i5 N2, Goophone i5 N2 V2, and Goophone i5 N2 Lte (Lite). You can buy it at Fastcardtech. They can send you one with the apple logo. Just tell them you want it with the logo.

  87. michael

    hello,

    On fastcardtech.com , how can I know if a phone works with android?
    I want a phone that works with android the cheapest possible, can you advise me?
    thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Look for the Operating System and see if it is Android. If it does not have Android as its operating system, it means it is not android. You can check out this cheap android phone: F326 Smart Phone. It costs around $63 only. To view other cheap android phones, click here.

  88. Robert

    Do you have a smart phone with Slovenian menu( NOTE II), because my English is not so good.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry but I don’t sell phones. I only feature phones and tablets in my website. For more information about the phones’ languages, visit the online shop Fastcardtech. You can ask them if they have phones with Slovenian menu. To visit their website, click here.

  89. Majid

    I bought a THL W8 its a quad core android, I am very happy with this phone the screen is 1280×720 (the next Generation has 1280×1020 !! ) and very colerful. Blickwinkelstabilität is one of the best I found in the shops in China. The camera is very good also in the dark 8MP is still enought for me. For more pixels you only need so much memory. The housing quality is plastic and still OK.
    Only one negative side is the battery its 2000mA and holds one day. I bought it for a presend and will also try the Jiayu G4. The better one I will keep for my self of cause :-)

  90. Nerea

    Hi Kris!
    I’m from Spain. I start reading your reviews because I’m looking not very expensive phone… Here most of the “high level” phones are very expensive… so I take the possibility to buy a chinese one.
    Would you recommend me one?… No more than 150€. More or less as Galaxy S2.
    Thanks!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! I recommend Jiayu G3. It costs around 124€ only and it has very good specs. Many of my site visitors like this phone and it is surely a “best buy”.

      But if you want to view a list of the latest smartphones within your budget, click here. To check out other phones that might interest you, click here.

  91. Rakesh

    Hello

    I have a question regarding the android phones that are being sold in China by the global majors and the homegrown Chinese brands. Do any of these phones support call recording functionality natively i..e right out of the box? If there are any phones with this functionality, could you kindly list them ?

    Cheers

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I know that Meizu, Lenovo, and Xiaomi phones have built-in call recording function. The latest Meizu smartphone is the upcoming eight-core CPU phone Meizu MX3. Other Meizu phones that are available as of now are: Meizu MX2, Meizu MX Quad-Core RE, Meizu MX Quad-Core, Meizu MX, and Meizu M9.

      As for Lenovo, the following phones have built-in call recording: Lenovo P700 and Lenovo P700i. Probably other Lenovo phones also have this feature also but I’m not sure which ones have it.

      For Xiaomi, its latest phones have native call recording: Xiaomi Mi2S, Xiaomi Mi2A, and the upcoming Xiaomi Mi3.

      Other phone brands may also have call recording function but those I’ve mentioned above are the ones that I know of as of now.

  92. GERARD FRIVET

    hi mr kris am gerard i have a samsung galaxy note mobile phone model GT-19220 duel sim ,i have a problem the touch screen has been damaged can you help me .can you sell 1 touch screen with me .thank in advance

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Gerard! Sorry but I don’t sell phones or accessories. You can ask the online shop Fastcardtech if they sell this particular touch screen. To visit their website, click here. If not, you can find many other Chinese online shops that sell this touch screen. Just search it on Google.

  93. Niranjan

    Will you please send the cost of “flip cover white” for hdc galaxy i9220 mtk6577 along with photo of the same.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry I don’t sell phones or accessories. But you can visit the online shop Fastcardtech to purchase phones or accessories. To visit their website, click here.

  94. Marie

    Hi
    my phone is a Jiayu G2 1Gb and by mistake I reset manufacture configuration. Now is all in Chinese and I would like to have it back to English. I try to understand the advice sent Kris Amora but I could not find anything looking like a square with 3 buttons etc. Could you please help me?

    Many thanks

    M

    1. Kris Amora

      Just try to search the menu for a gray square icon with blue border/margin .

  95. Bong

    Hello, I do not know English, I use google translate I hope you will understand
    I live in Vietnam, and I’d love to buy the phone at fastcardtech, but I do not have a bank account Visa or MasterCard, so I have to do to buy the phone. Fastcardtech I contact about this problem but no response, I hope you can help me, thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! You can pay by Western Union or MoneyGram. For more information, click on the following links:
      HOW TO ORDER
      PAYMENT METHODS

  96. jose

    hello
    not if you could help me.
    4 months ago buy one b930 6515 sc6820 4.3 inch mkt in China.
    the second day was blocked and now after installing rom not turn me on.
    I need to research files download for this model.
    can you help me?
    Thanks from Spain

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry I’m not familiar with this phone. You can search rom files on Google.

  97. Runtah

    Dear Sir,

    I bought a mtk6589 note 2. After having a “factory data reset”, it stops with showing all the id’s (names) of the incoming calls. What can I do to get to see these names (which are registered in gmail) when a I receive incoming calls?

    Thank you,

    Runtah Basura

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Performing a Factory Data Reset also deletes the contacts you saved on your phone’s memory. You might have to copy your contacts again to your phone.

      1. Runtah

        Hello again, I’ve download all the contacts from gmail.com, but the problems still exist. And by the way, if I dial a phone number, the names don’t show up neither.

        Thank you for your service

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi! It’s best to contact the shop where you bought it from. They know better how to solve that problem.

  98. Alejandro

    Hello Kris, i sow the phone http://www.chinaphonereview.com/star-x920-butterfly
    in a video from a spain boy, and he recomended this phone, for the camera, and is a good celphone.. but i trust in you, is that true? or are the other cell with good camera and all of this? the Samsung S4? is best?
    Thank you..

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Honestly, I cannot give you a definite answer for which phone has the best camera. Most phones with the quad core MT6589 CPU have 13 megapixels rear camera. Star X920 Butterfly is one of these quad core phones with very good cameras. Personally, I would go for more popular China smartphones like Jiayu G4 or Umi X2, although they are more expensive than Star X920. But if you are on a tight budget, Star X920 has great value for your money. You may also like to check out this exact Galaxy S4 clone with Gesture Control: HDC Galaxy S4 Legend.

      1. Alejandro

        Thank you, a decided for the Jiayu G4 Advanced, but not is in stock now.. i be wait for this phone.. thanks for the information..

  99. vince

    im from cebu, phils and wondering how to buy these items here? i tried to look around but it seems no one is selling except for rebranded cherrymobile and the likes. any info is someone is selling or how to order it online and dlivered here in cebu?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! These phones are only available in China but you can order it online at Fastcardtech. They ship to the Philippines via EMS or DHL. Just click on the links provided on the phones pages. For more information, you can view this article: How to Order.

  100. alex

    hi , i m from greece , will those phones work here?, i d like one at most 250-70 euros, i want to have greek language, and to be fast and have flash player..(for games and that) this is the first time i am attempting to bue from out greece market so please recoment me a good phone.tnxx

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! It depends on your preferences. There are a lot of good phones and only you can decide which one is the best for you. I suggest you browse the phones on this page: Quad Core Phones. These phones are fast and have great features.

  101. Garry

    hello Kris I am looking a phone that is thin, has good camera with expandable memory, and with a lot of special functions, good battery life, a screen of 4″ or more. only one SIM card. i dont care about the price thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! The phone that fits your descriptions would be Newsmy Newman N2. But if you don’t mind a 5.0-inch display, try looking at Oppo Find 5 and Lenovo K860.

  102. garrya

    hello Kris i was looking a phone with a big screem(4″+) and maybe a quadcore, dualcore or octacore processor. thin body, good battery life, good screen resolution and also special functions such as voice command and advanced features. something out of the ordinary. thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! There are a lot of phones that fit your description. Try browsing the phones on this page: Quad-Core Phones.

  103. Irma

    Hello, I have a jiayu G2 phone and don’t know how to transfer my photo and videos to my computer. Please help!! Many thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! You can use either bluetooth or USB cable. If you use bluetooth, turn on the bluetooth of both phone and computer and make sure they are discoverable. Then pair the two. You can now go to file manager and go to the folder of your photos and videos. Select the files you want to transfer by clicking the icon that looks like a pencil at the bottom of the screen then check the box at the right of the file. Then click the icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like three dots forming a vertical line. Click “Share” then “Bluetooth”. You can also go to “Gallery” and select the pictures or videos you want to share. You can see the bluetooth icon above the screen when you view a picture.

      If you use the USB cable, just use it as if you are copying files from your USB to your computer. When you connect the phone to the computer via USB cable, go to the dropdown menu and tap USB mode.

  104. Alexandra

    Hi Kris!
    I’m very happy to have found your great site! I would be very thankful for some help.

    I’m searching after a mobil at least as good as my iPhone 3gs, but with dual sim.
    It would be great if it’s menus are similar to iPhones.

    I need the following…

    1) That both sim-cards can be active at the same time?
    2) Read and send e-mail?
    3) Be able to surf at Internet by using wifi
    4) Be able to share my Internet connecion.
    5) Be able to use Skype
    6) Record voice memos?
    7) Use apps?
    8) Use gps?
    9) Watch Youtube clips?
    10) Easily save back-ups, on iCloud or similar.
    11) Hopefully use the swedish letters å, ä and ö.
    12) Hopefully a brand that can be sent to reparation if something breaks.
    13) Hopefully syncronise the phone with my back-up from iCloud/iTunes.

    Kind regards,
    Alexandra (from Sweden).

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! There are a lot of iPhone clones that meet most of your descriptions above. But a few things, like iTunes, is not compatible with these phones since iTunes is exclusive for original Apple iPhones only. These clones only run in Android which is customized to look and feel like an iPhone. Anyway, if you want to give it a shot, I recommend the single sim ZoPhone i5 Pro. But if dual sim is a must, then I recommend a slightly earlier but good model, Tooky t86.

      1. Alexandra

        Hello Kris and thank you very much for your answer. I appreciate it a lot:-)

        Yes, my wish is to find a good smart phone with dual sim. Primarily it’s functions (number 1-9 on my list) that are important to me. Does Tooky t86 meet these nine functions?

        10) Is it possible to save back-ups with Tooky t86?
        11) Is it possible to download key board with the swedish letter å, ä and ö?
        12) If something breaks, where can I send Tooky t86 to get it fixed?
        13) Is it possible to convert my contacts to Tooky t86?

        Kind regards,
        Alexandra (from Sweden)

  105. Alexandra

    Hello Kris and thank you very much for your answer. I appreciate it a lot:-)

    Yes, my wish is to find a good smart phone with dual sim. Primarily it’s functions (number 1-9 on my list) that are important to me. Does Tooky t86 meet these nine functions?

    10) Is it possible to save back-ups with Tooky t86?
    11) Is it possible to download key board with the swedish letter å, ä and ö?
    12) If something breaks, where can I send Tooky t86 to get it fixed?
    13) Is it possible to convert my contacts to Tooky t86?

    Kind regards,
    Alexandra (from Sweden)

  106. priyono

    I want to buy JiaYu G5, where address to distributor or seller di Jakarta, Indonesia

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I don’t know if they have a distributor in Indonesia. Try asking your local shops. I think it is available in China only but you can purchase it online.

  107. Karel

    Hi Kris

    I need some advice:

    I am looking for a phone with
    – a reasonable camera (and also has facecam)
    – Trustworthy GPS
    – Good battery
    – Dual sim
    – Screen size max 4,7″ (unless it’s a small 5″ )
    – Gorilla glass is a bonus

    I am not a gamer – I surf, call, mail and use gps a lot.

    First I wanted to go for Jiayu 4G but the GPS isn’t very good.
    I am interested in Lenovo S750 or the P780 but don’t know anything about these phones.

    Any other Lenovo phones or other brands that could do the trick?

    Thanks!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Phones from bigger companies like Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi and Meizu would have good GPS. Try looking at these phones:
      Lenovo S686
      Huawei Shine G500 Pro

  108. Iggy Val

    Hi Kris:

    I’ve been looking for a Chinese cell phone for a while now, since I drew the same conclusions you did. However I’ve noticed that the North American market has been quite neglected by the Chinese manufactures as is quite difficult to find a DUAL SIM cell phone with 3G frequencies in the 850/1900. Do you have any recommendations?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Most Chinese smartphones are deigned to work with networks in China and Hong Kong. These networks support WCDMA 850, 900, and 2100 MHz only. This explains why you can barely see China phones with WCDMA 1700 or 1900 MHz. There are a few phones from bigger companies that support these bands, like some Huawei, Xiaomi, and Lenovo phones but most are single SIM only. And they are either triband or pentaband 3G.

      You can view these phones that may work on your carrier’s 3G bands by clicking below:
      http://www.chinaphonereview.com/tag/hsdpa-850900170019002100
      http://www.chinaphonereview.com/tag/wcdma-85019002100

  109. Ditra

    Hi kriss
    which one better between JIAYU G4 and Zopo C2 Platinum ?

    regards

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! It would depend on your preferences. I will compare Jiayu G4T and Zopo C2 Platinum since G4T is the latest version of Jiayu G4 with MT6589T 1.5GHz CPU. The main differences I see are 4.7-inch screen, HD 1280x720p resolution, 3G WCDMA 2100, and 3000mAh battery for Jiayu G4T vs. 5.0-inch screen, FHD 1920x1080p resolution, 3G WCDMA 850/2100, and 2000mAh battery for Zopo C2 Platinum. To view the full specs of Jiayu G4T, click here.

  110. Das

    I have a samsung note 2 china made, actually I got it from ebay, I know its not the actual note 2, I used it for 6 months, no issues, now I am not able to charge it, as its charging port is not working. When I try to fix it thru cell repair shop, that time actually I knew its a china made, and they have no charging port that matches with this.

    how to order the charging port, or where can I get this in US market.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! You can search for Chinese online shops that sell phone or computer parts. Try searching on Google. They can ship items to the US.

  111. Yaroslav

    Good afternoon. Re: Lenovo A-820 – 2 pieces (one black, the other white); Lenovo A-800 – 1 piece white. Questions: 1. Will there be a discount? 2. Can set the Russian and Ukrainian languages? 3. What is the delivery time in Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk region, city Nadvornaya? 4. What form of payment? 5. What is the warranty (you’re on Ukraine)? Thank you, Jaroslav.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Sorry I am not a seller. If you want to buy the phones featured in my website, visit the online seller I recommended in my posts or click here. There will be a discount if you buy at least 3 phones. Just contact the seller about this. Payment can be done through Paypal, Western Union, MoneyGram, or bank transfer. For your other questions, please ask the seller.

  112. Jose

    Hi Kriss! Your website is amazing, just what I need right now!
    I recently sent you an email but just in case, I leave you a comment here.
    I want to aquire a chinese mobile phone because their high specs for a low price. But I have my doubts:
    – Will I have connection problems with 3G, etc? (I am from Spain).
    – Is the Android SO fully original?
    – What about other known problems like overheating, battery life…?
    – Any problems with payment, shipping, returns…?
    – Material quality? I wouldn’t like that my phone breaks up at the first time it meets the floor.
    I want to make a investmen about 250€ and get the best specs possible, but I need to be sure about what I’m doing with that money. So here it comes the minimum requirements that I’m looking for:
    – Quad Core 1.5GHz.
    – 1 GB RAM.
    – 8 GB ROM (if it’s 8 or less I need it to support microSD).
    – FullHD (1280×720).
    – No more than 5″ (less if it’s possible).
    – Good camera/flash quality (it’s not very important but I don’t have any camera).
    From that, I want (obviously) the best that I could get for no more than a Xiaomi Mi2S (about 275€). You know all the market infinitely better than me and that’s why I’m asking for your help :D. So if you could recommend me a few models with the best specs within that price, I will be thankful for you until my future chinese phone dies :D.
    Thank you so much!
    Keep the hard work!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Thanks for visiting my site! I will try to answer your questions as accurately as possible:
      – Determine first the 3G frequency bands of your network. If you buy a phone that is not compatible with your network’s 3G, you will only get EDGE (2G speeds) when you connect to the internet. For Spain, the telecoms Orange, Movistar, and Vodafone operate with WCDMA 900/2100MHz while Yoigo uses WCDMA 2100MHz. Please confirm it with your carrier. So choose a phone that matches your network’s frequency bands. This should be the first thing you need to consider when choosing a phone. Click on the links below to view possible matches with your network’s 3G bands:
      WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 phones
      WCDMA 900/1900/2100 phones
      WCDMA 900/1700/2100 phone
      WCDMA 900/2100 phones
      WCDMA 900/2100 phones
      WCDMA 2100 phones

      – Android of Chinese phones is fully original, since Android is free-license.
      – Overheating is not a problem for Chinese phones especially with MediaTek processors. Battery life will depend on the capacity of the battery and the size of the screen. The bigger the battery, the better. The smaller the screen size, the longer the battery lasts. The only problem I see with some Chinese phones is that the GPS takes some time to fix on your location. But this is solved easily by doing some tweaks on the software. You can search it on Google.
      – There are no problems with payment, you can pay via Paypal, Western Union or MoneyGram, or bank transfer. As with shipping, it depends on your country’s customs. But many buyers from Spain have successfully received their packages so I guess that won’t be a problem. For returns, there is a 1 year warranty but you will have to pay for shipping a defective unit to China.
      – Some phones are really durable, so choose the better Chinese brands like Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu, Jiayu, ZTE, and other known brands.

      It’s really difficult to suggest a phone because there are a lot that will fit with your description. Just consider first your network’s 3G bands and make this as your basis for choosing a phone. My personal picks are Meizu MX2, Xiaomi Mi2S, Jiayu G4T, Jiayu G3T, Zopo C3, Zopo ZP980+, ThL W11 Monkey King, and NEO N003, and all these phones’ 3G operate well all over Spain if your network has WCDMA 2100MHz. If your carrier has WCDMA 900/2100MHz, there may be some areas in your country that your phone will get 2G speeds only.

      I hope this helps. Good luck choosing your next phone!

      1. Jose

        Wow! Thank you for your quick answer!

        I’m using a telecom called ONO, which seems to use the Movistar’s network (WCDMA 900/2100 MHz). So I need a phone compatible with 900/2100? That means that I can use a phone with (for example) WCDMA 900/1900/2100 MHz but not one with WCDMA 2100 MHz? As you can see I don’t know much about this topic :D.

        Thank you for all the answers, now I have my eyes opened and my doubts are solved. I’m convinced of buying a chinese phone.

        Right now I just need to decide which one! So now that you know my 3G band…any different recommendation?!
        Thank you so much again!

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi! Your network uses both WCDMA 900 and 2100 MHz. There will be places in your country that your network will use WCDMA 900 and other areas with WCDMA 2100. You can still use a phone with WCDMA 2100 MHz but there will be some areas in your country wherein you cannot have a 3G connection, and only 2G (GSM) will be used. To make sure you get the widest 3G coverage, get a phone with both WCDMA 900 and 2100. Hence, find phones with WCDMA 900/2100 MHz or more bands for support with other networks or for international use.

          I’ll try to see which phones are suitable for you… Try looking at these phones: Huawei Ascend G700-U00, Xiaomi Mi2A, and the phones in this category: HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz Phones. They are compatible with your network’s 3G and they are all good brands.

  113. shane

    Hi Kris,
    I bought a HDC Galaxy S4 Spark from FastCardTech. One of the battery got drained while I was testing it and it stopped working. With the second battery I was very careful and as soon it would get less, I would start charging it. Today it got drained because I had gone away and now it wont work and the phone screen is black. Only the red Led light is on. If I try to put it on, the screen becomes blue but the red light goes off, and then the blue screen becomes black again.
    What shall I do?
    Will the Samsung original battery for Galaxy S4 work with this chinese phone? If not will the chinese bigger battery work with this phone? The battery sent with it are of 2600 strength. But it gets drained too quickly.
    If original Samsung battery will not work with it, where will I get chinese batteries and quickly.
    Thank you
    shane

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! That’s a shame to know you had problems with your battery. Try charging your phone again for a couple of hours and try turning it on. Sometimes you just need to charge it fully. Try also to consult your local phone repair shop, maybe they have a simple solution to your battery problem. But if the batteries are indeed defective, you can order batteries from Fastcardtech if you want. The original Samsung Galaxy S4 battery is also 2600 mAh but I’m not sure if it will be compatible with HDC Galaxy S4 Spark. Try to see if they are indeed the same.

      1. shane

        Kris, Hello,
        Thank you for your reply. I wrote to you only after trying to charge both batteries for hours (in fact one of the battery which was working is still charging since yesterday!) but no result.
        I will take it to the repair shop.
        Thank you for replying and Allah bless you.
        shane

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi Shane! I hope all will be well with your batteries. Thanks for visiting my site!

  114. Wilhelm

    Hallo Kris,
    hat das Jiayu G5
    – GPS off Board (nur A-GPS) oder on Bord (GPS + A-GPS wenn gewünscht)?
    – Slot für Micro SD, weil Angabe auf anderen Seiten = keine Erweiterung?
    Gruß

    Jiayu has the G5
    – Off-board GPS (A-GPS) or on Borad (GPS + A-GPS if desired)?
    – Slot for Micro SD, information on other sites = no slot?
    greeting
    Wilhelm

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Wilhelm! I cannot confirm yet the exact specifications of the phone since it is still under development. But most likely GPS is built-in with A-GPS support. I am not sure with micro SD support yet. I’ll update my post when more information comes. Thanks!

  115. Diego

    Hi Kris,
    I found your blog very interesting and I’m spending a lot of time trying to find the right phone for me.

    Right now I have a Star b6000 and I want to change it because my mother wants a big phone so I’ll give her mine (with a theme with big font so she can see better).

    Maybe you can help me with your experience: I need a phone that has power enought to last one day always connected (3g or wifi), with a good memory (at least 16gb), good cpu and maybe but not mandatory NFC. I think Huawei ascend p2, d2 and oppo find 5 are great phones, but every phone have something that the other does not have… Like great battery but lack of NFC or LTE. In your opinion what it’s the best phone to buy right now?

    Thank you very much, Diego from Switzerland.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Diego,
      Thanks for visiting mg site! I agree, I guess you really can’t have it all. Just try to list some features that you think are absolutely necessary for you and look for a phone that has them all. I would recommend Xiaomi Mi3 which is about to be launched very soon but it is next to impossible to get one this early since supply is limited. Xiaomi phones are always sold out in China. Try looking at these phones: Meizu MX3, Jiayu S1, Huawei Ascend P6…

      1. Diego

        Thank you very much for your answer and your advices!

  116. Fillipe Ordonhes

    Good night Kris, I just know your site and I’m impressed with the amount of information that could draw, thanks for taking your time sharing such important information with us.
    The reason for the review is as follows, I am trying to buy a few days Goophone I5, and that quadcorde ,! Well researched and buy direct here in Brazil so against the Model Goophone dual core with 512mb.
    I wonder if you recommend me some website to buy the model quadcore, and if you do not know any, I wonder if vc tbm I recommend the dual core model even!
    I thank you for your attention.

  117. ILIAS

    HELLO MY NAME IS ILIAS I AM FROM GREECE AND I WOULD LIKE TO BUY AN HDC GALAXY S4 I9500 EXYNOS AND NOT TO BE FAKE.CAN YOU SUGGEST ME FROM WΗICH SITE CAN I BUY IT?THANKS A LOT.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! HDC Galaxy S4 I9500 Exynos is available at Fastcardtech. They sell the original one. To visit their website, click here.

  118. Oleg

    Hi, Kris!
    Well done! I would suggest to add one more category for easier search, namely by capacity of a battery. Now there are many models with the higher capacity batteries, even with the optional ones, and there are many people which prefer the better battery over the quality of front camera.
    Cheers!

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Thank you for your suggestion! It is a good idea. I will certainly work on that soon.

  119. António

    Hello Kris
    I could not find on your website brand FAEA (or the model F1 or F2 and F2S). Any particular reason? What does it say about this brand and models?
    thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I have featured the FAEA F2S. I believe it is a great phone, especially that it already has the upgraded quad core MT6589T CPU. You can see it here: FAEA F2S (FAEA F2 Elite).

  120. Shlomo

    Hey I am looking for phones to sell here in Canada, we use 3g: 850/1900 or 1700/2100 (wind and mobilicity I believe). Also LTE 1700/2600…

    I saw your categories for 3g phones but is that it? Only a few select models… What about LTE??

    I am planning on buying a bunch and selling them here as alternatives to the insanely expensive phones currently on the market…

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Only a few phones from China support those 3G frequencies you mentioned. Most of those phones are in the high-end category. Currently, there are no LTE capable China phones since China telecoms do not support LTE yet.

  121. itamar

    Hello Kris
    Have you heard about the company Mlais?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Yes I’ve heard of it and I think they have good phones. I will feature one of their phones very soon.

  122. Moti

    Kris,
    In which of the models the GPS sensor is working well and lock fast on the sattelites signal?
    In two models that i tried the GPS sensor working very poor or not working at all.
    Regards,
    Moti

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Try the phones from the leading China brands like Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Meizu, and Xiaomi. They have good GPS sensors.

  123. CESAR

    hello, I want to buy a good smartphone that has a good price too.
    and has some features as:
    Screen-4.5 to 5.0 inches
    -a good camera
    google-play that has installed.
    -that is 3g.
    -that is dual sim. and other specifications.
    found CUBOT P9, what do you think? This device is good? you know him, or it could indicate another with similar characteristics and the same price range.
    I am waiting for your reply as soon as possible so that I can make my request by FASTCARDTECH OR Tinydeal.
    Thank you.
    cesar.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Cubot P9 is a good budget phone but it only has 512MB RAM. You might find the RAM too small for some applications that need more RAM like games. You can try looking at these 1GB RAM phones:
      Jiayu G3T
      Pomp W89
      ZTE V967S
      Haipai A9500

      1. CESAR

        HELLO.
        THANK YOU FOR QUICK RESPONSE. BUT YOU WOULD LIKE help me CHOOSE A GOOD SMART PHONE THAT DOES NOT COST MORE THAN $ 130.00. CAN I FIND?

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi! You can look at this list of phones: $100-$130 SMARTPHONES. I recommend the brands Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei, and Hisense. Just make sure the 3G (WCDMA) frequencies of the phone is supported by your network.

  124. Teddy

    Hi Kris,

    Do you know why the Lenovo A850’s price was down from 255 USD to 170 USD ? Is there any issues with this phone ?

    Thanks Kris in advance.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! I have not heard of any issues with Lenovo A850. In fact, I have read some good reviews about the phone. I’m not sure why the phone’s price has decreased. Maybe it’s just a marketing strategy by Lenovo.

  125. Nera

    hi thanks for great work, help with one question please: what do you know about brand CARPAD? how reliable their products are? thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Carpad is known for its phablets back when phablets were not popular yet. They used to specialize in tablets used as car GPS and have now ventured into the smartphone field. But I know little about the company itself and the reliability of its products.

      1. Nera

        THANKS for fast reply, what do you think about their new phone CARPAD T6S? looks great but cant find any reviews or videos, and only fastcardtech are selling them, i intend do buy it but need your advice, please

        1. Kris Amora

          Carpad T6S looks very good to me. Both appearance and specifications are great. However, I cannot comment on its durability yet since I know a little about Carpad phones.

  126. Todd

    Hi Kris. Enjoy your web site a lot. I was wondering thought if you can recommend a phone that might work in both Canada and Japan. If not, would you know of a phone that will work just in Japan?

    Here is Canadian network info:

    CANADA
    2G capabilities
    GSM 850, GSM 1900
    3G capabilities
    UMTS 850, UMTS 1700, UMTS 1900, UMTS 2100
    4G capabilities
    LTE 1700, LTE 2100, LTE 2600

    I think Japan is also UMTS.

    Thanks very much.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Right now, there are no China smartphones that support 4G LTE. They only support 2G GSM and 3G UMTS. If you want a phone that works with 3G in both Canada and Japan, try choosing phones with 3G frequencies of UMTS/WCDMA 850/2100MHz. Try looking at the phones on this category: WCDMA 850/2100MHz

      1. Todd

        Thanks Kris. Reviewed them all tonight. Of them though would you say the Hyundia is the best one? Or would you recommend another manufacturer?

  127. Akiz Jackman

    hey kris im a vowney v5 user and i really like that phone i tried looking for a mtk6589t version of it can u help me with this matter please if there is such a phone

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! As of the moment, there is no MT6589T version of Vowney/Verne V5. Maybe in the near future they will release the turbo version of V5.

  128. carre

    Hi Kris!
    I´m looking for a phone (3g 900/2100) with a realy good screen and connection.
    I´m looking at the galaxy s4 orochi. Is the octa core worth it?
    I realy like the TCL Idol X S950 to.
    is there in your opinion a better phone in that pricerange,

    Thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! HDC Galaxy S4 Orochi is not yet available and I don’t know yet how it will perform. Its octa core processor looks very promising though. In my opinion, since the phone and its processor is relatively new, I think we should wait until the phone becomes more stable. TCL is a good established brand. The Idol X S950 has great specs and TCL has good after-sales support for its products.

      1. carre

        i have a samsung s2 right and it works totally fine. i´m not in a hurry :)
        is there another phone i should consiter?

        Thanks again!

  129. mohamad jandaghian

    iam in iran iwant buy a hdc galexy s4 but ihavenot avisa card or any card for ship it please help me

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! you can use Western Union or MoneyGram for payment. Online shops can ship your orders via postal mail, EMS, or DHL and other express shipping methods.

  130. Amira Maslita - India

    Hello.
    First let me compliment you for your site.
    It is cool; it is good; it is serious’ in short i love it.
    Now about my HDC GALAXY NOTE 2 N7100
    I have used many smartphones before but never had the filling of “THIS IS IT”
    It is a bit bigger then the “regular” phones but it is the rose between the thorns.
    It is fast, it is clever, i found features that i never found in any other phone before,
    Friends said to me “it wan’t last long” and i say better the best for shot then second grade for long” besides i bilןeve it will last long/
    Thanks.
    Amira

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi Amira! Thanks for the compliment and congratulations on your phone! I believe you got yourself a “best buy” with all the features of a high-end phone without the high price. There are many more Chinese phones that are very competitive and I wish the whole world will know about them. Slowly people are realizing that they are comparable to the popular smartphone brands.

  131. Kimmi

    Hello :)

    I am thinking of buying the DOOGEE VOYAGER DG300. Do you know anything about it? I am concerned about the battery life. My family are telling me not to buy a phone from china because they are not good. I have done extensive research and I do not feel that way. I know DOOGEE is a new company. However my budget is in the same price range as the one mentioned and I’d like a great phone with 5″ screen. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I have not researched on Doogee Voyager DG300 yet. I guess it is one of those new Chinese mobile companies so I cannot comment on it yet. If you want high quality Chinese phones, check out phones from Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Meizu, Xiaomi, Oppo, Jiayu, Zopo, ThL, and NEO.

  132. kaveh

    Hi
    Dear kris , me And some friends bought Haier w910 from china. in their official website it says that this phone has 8260A cpu. but in our test by CPU-Z , it is 8960 !!
    we couldnt find any answer for it !

    please help us ! is it a fake ?
    on the other hand ,are there any fake sample for real china brands ?

    beg me a pardon for bad english!
    thank you very much.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I don’t think they are fake. The testing apps like CPU-Z are just third party apps and they are not always accurate. There are fake Chinese phones but they usually are clones of iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phones. I have not heard of a fake Haier W910.

  133. Franco

    Hi Kris,

    What the different between:
    1. WCDMA Version (Snapdragon)
    2. EVDO Version (Snapdragon)
    3. 4G LTE Version (Nvidia Tegra)

    I found it 3 version of Xiaomi mi3 in Fastcardtech. Who is available in Indonesia? Maybe the one version you recomendded for me?

    Thx in advance.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! The WCDMA version is the one which is compatible to Indonesian networks. It is also the one I recommended. It is available in China only but you can order it online and have it shipped to Indonesia.

  134. Akiz Jackman

    which phone would you recommend between the zopo zp700 the hdc beloved honey or the mpai 809t

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I recommend Zopo ZP700. Zopo is the better brand among the three you mentioned.

  135. carre

    Hi Kris!
    the brand HDC has a couple of phones i´m interested in. is the brand realyable? don´t want the phone to breake after a week.

    1. carre

      also the zopo zp998: some sites say it is: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 others say 850/2100- do you know the truth?

      1. Kris Amora

        Hi! According to the official website of Zopo, it only supports WCDMA 850/2100.

  136. Petr

    hello,
    Please advice. I bought a china phone MT6575 S4 and need advice on how to install Czech language in s4 MT6575. Thank you Petr

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Check if your phone is already “rooted”. If not, you need to root your phone first and then you can install multi-language ROMs. Just search it on Google about the steps in rooting MT6575 phones and installing custom ROMs.

      1. Petr

        Thank you for the information. Play ROM is failing. I can on the internet to find a suitable ROM. Can you help me? Thank you

        1. Kris Amora

          You can go to forum.xda-developers.com. You can find many ROMs there by searching the forums.

  137. gode

    how to buy CUBOT T9?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Just visit the online shops I recommended. Click the links on my posts to visit their websites.

  138. Petya

    Hi Kris!
    Can you give me information about this phone HTM M3 5.0Inch hd screen MTK6572 Dual Core Smartphone?
    Is it worth?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I don’t know anything about HTM M3 but I have heard of another 5.0-inch, MT6572 OEM phone model named M3. It looks good but I can’t say for sure about its performance. Usually these types of phones don’t have aftersales software support from their companies.

      1. Petya

        Hi, Kris,
        Thank you for the answer. Can you suggest me better phone for ~100$. I’ve seen this one ebay.com/itm/New-CUBOT-C10-4-5-Android-4-2-2-MT6572-4G-Resolution-Dual-core-Cellphone-HK-/290991866079?pt=Cell_Phones&var=&hash=item43c07780df#shpCntId but I’m not sure if it’s better or more reliable. Thank you in advance.

        1. Kris Amora

          Hi! Cubot C10 does not support 3G. Try checking out this phone: XiaoCai X800. It has 3G and much better specs than the phone you mentioned. And it is much cheaper.

          1. Petya

            Thanks a lot !

  139. Zsolt

    Hi Kris,
    I would like to buy a dual sim phone, but I dont know what is it mean “Dual sim Standby”?
    What the different, if the phone “Dual sim Active”?
    What do you think about ZOPO ZP998?
    Somewhere I can read, that come with Gorolla Glass. What the true?
    Thanks!!!!
    Zsolt

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello! Dual SIM standby means the two SIM cards that you insert on your phone will work at the same time. However, when a person calls you on your SIM 1 while you are talking to another person on SIM 2, the caller on SIM 1 hears a “busy” tone. Dual Active, on the other hand, can receive both calls at the same time. You can answer both calls by using the call waiting feature.

      ZOPO ZP998 is a great phone with an Octa core CPU. It has Gorilla Glass.

  140. Jamaikl

    how many brands of mobile phones in China?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I don’t have the specific data but there are so many mobile phone brands in China right now.

  141. Don Benoit

    Anybody know what the Goophone i9 is a copy of? I need a charger port module.

  142. ENRIQUE

    Sorry, let me ask you a question, buy 3 smarphone tooky T1982 but are blocked, can you help me unlock these phones? Of course I do not buy in your store, this was with another provider, greetings.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! You can have it unblocked by a phone technician. Try going to your local cellphone repair shop and have it unblocked.

  143. jack

    What are your thoughts on this
    Infocus M320 Octa core

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Sorry I have not heard of this phone yet.

  144. sakis

    hello i want to buy one of this jiayu g4s neo 003 or coolpad f1 witch one do you think is the best as name and specs

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! In my opinion, I would go for Jiayu G4S. It has great specs and Jiayu is a good Chinese brand.

  145. katerina

    Hello,
    I want to ask you about the Goodphone I9 or I5. Does it support the greek language? Does it support the greek networks?? What about the guarantee? If i need service where can I go in Greece?
    Can I pay through credit card?
    What is the shippment cost? How many delivery days?

    Thank you

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! The phones support Greek language but you have to confirm it with the seller. They support Greek networks. The phones have a 1 year warranty so if there are defects, you can send it back to the seller for repair or replacement. I do not know if they have a service center in Greece. You can pay by credit card but it must be via Paypal. You can also pay by Western Union, Moneygram, or bank transfer. Shipment to Greece is free by registered airmail which may take around 30 days or US$30 by EMS which could take around 2 or 3 weeks.

  146. Thais

    Hello Kris,
    I want to buy a good cellphone with Octa Core, but nothing so much expensive.
    I would like a cellphone that costs less than $300.
    Which one you recomend?

    Thank you.

    Thais

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Actually, there are a lot of choices. Check out these phones: http://www.chinaphonereview.com/tag/octa-core-phone

  147. Mladen

    Hi Kris,

    I am thinking about some chinese phone but it is exausting to go over all those coments all over the internet. I have some doubts about qualiti and so on. Can you recomand me a few good and reliable choices of phones and companies. Lets say I wouldnt like to big phone, prefer more than one giga of RAM, I am not about games, just a quick reliable phone for standard apps like messangers and navigation and so on. I have seen ZOPO is making some good phones?
    Othe question is about customs, how that works for EU shipment? Is there any european reseler that i dont need to pay customs?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! ZOPO is a good brand. Try also checking out Xiaomi phones. They have excellent quality. If you want less expensive phones with good quality, try these phones: Jiayu, ThL, Zopo, Lenovo, ZTE, and iOcean.

      As for customs, I think you will have to pay some amount according to your country’s policy. To minimize this cost, you can request the seller to declare your package with a low value. I do not know if there are any resellers in Europe.

  148. Wilson

    Hi Kriss,

    I was going through some websites searching for reviews on budget phones and china phones and I have found your website yourself but i have seen so much Cubot phones can you please do a review for the Cubot S208 and if you can also do for the Lenovo S890 I would really appreciate thank you.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I am not sure if I can do a review on those phones. I will check out those phones first. Thanks for the suggestion.

  149. MIchaela

    Hello i have a phone from china is called m-horse s 4 mini gt-i 9500 and i would like to ask me fell to the ground you have spare parts to iit, and if so how muchh would it all happened and where i had to send a thanh

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Just visit the online shops I recommended in my website. They also sell phone spare parts.

  150. Manolo

    Hi I have this phone MLAIS PRO MX69 which I am very happy, bad luck to be a fallen and broken a screen you can tell me if you have glass or where I can get it and that price is with shipping to Spain I code 21440 thanks

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Try visiting the online shops I recommended in my website. Click on the link below and follow the links of the recommended shops:
      http://www.chinaphonereview.com/mlais-mx69-pro

  151. Florin

    Hi Kris,

    Can you recomed me a dual sim DSFA wich must have the below specification?
    – Ram 2 GB;
    – Android 4.3 – 4.4;
    – Rear camera 13 mp;
    – Front camera min 2.5 mp;
    – 5+ inch screen;
    – Gorilla Glass 3;
    – 4G LTE
    Thank you for your effort.

  152. Felipe

    hey Kris, great website, i will be going to china on Oct13 and i was wonderting which would be the top of the line phone that would be available at the time. is there a better phone than the Mi4? thats the only phone i have hears is really good from my friends here in canada

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Xiaomi Mi4 probably is the most anticipated phone in China today. Other top of the line phones are Meizu MX4, Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, ZTE Nubia Z7 Max, Vivo Xshot Ultimate, Huawei Ascend P7, Oppo Find 7, and OnePlus One.

      1. Felipe

        thanks you for your reply!
        i took a look at the phones you suggested and i really like the lenovo. Vibe Z2 Pro.
        when i compared the lenovoVibe Z2 Pro with the Mi4 i saw only minor differences:
        screen resolutions 50ppi difference ( not a big difference)
        back camera 3 megapixel difference for the lenovo (
        front camera 3 megapixels difference for the Mi4 (dont really care about the front camera much)
        Mi4 has Corning gorilla glass 3

        i have never seen or touch the corning gorilla glass3, so far that would be my only specification that would make me want to go for the Mi4 instead of the Lenovo. is it that great as the reviews says so, or is it not that big of a difference?

        also which brand would you recomend in terms of quality Lenovo or Xiaomi?

  153. Adrian

    Hello , My name is Adrian and I am from Romania.
    I turn to you because this is the only way to inform me (staright from the source , since you are in China), I am intersted in buying a dual sim active (DSFA) primarily vibe Z2 Lenovo k920 or something similar in specifications (ram , rom , camera , etc.). But I am not sure if it is a Dual sim active though , if you have any sugestions feel free to inform me.
    Please inquire me and if you can also propose me a secure site where I can purchase it.

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! I am not a seller. If you want to buy phones, visit the online shops I recommend on my posts. They will be glad to assist you.

  154. Luis

    Hi i have a question about the lenovo k910 vibe z, i bought it from China and it came in Chinese. I changed the language but when i run the apps it came with they didnt change and when i connect the phone to my laptop and run the lenovo_suite.exe i have to download sometihg but i dont know what it is becasue it is in chinese. do you know how to change it to english?

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! Some default apps run in Chinese language only. You can remove non-essential apps after rooting the phone. You need to contact Lenovo’s customer service regarding lenovo_suite.exe.

  155. Luis

    Hi Kris, the suite things is some sort of application called MagicPlus and this is my issue because its all in chinese and what does it mean to root my phone?

  156. Marshall

    I’m from VietNam , I’m a student – I don’t have paypal ….. Can i buy sophone 6 plus 5.5″ when the phone send to my house ?
    Can i pay at home ????

    Help me i want an Sophone 6 plus 5.5″

    1. Kris Amora

      Hi! You can pay via Western Union or MoneyGram. It can be sent to your house. Just contact the recommended online shops I recommended for more information.

  157. Mahesh

    Dear Kris,

    I am from india and i am looking for a phone solely for the purpose of camera. I am a photography and video hobbyist. I am looking for a price range of phone around $100( Preferably less than that). I want a phone which gives you shallow dof( wide aperture) and bokehs and preferably doing well in low light. I dont care for the nationality of phone but quality. I have a few options in my mind as jiyayu g4c. and cubot s200. It would be nice if you can give me some advice on the same and other best options for the need i am looking at. Thank you for your great service in advance. ( Please forgive if my price tag is too low. I am happy with what i get best on that price)

    Hearty Regards

    Mahesh

    1. Kris Amora

      Hello Mahesh. For your budget, I am not sure if you can get a high quality camera phone. Jiayu G4C and Cubot S200 have generally standard cameras but I do not know if they would serve your purpose being a photo and video hobbyist. However, you can download photo and video apps from Google Play Store. They can greatly enhance your photos and videos. Anyway, you may also want to check out Elephone G2, which costs below $100.

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