ChinaEnvy

Chinese exclusive smartphones?

With companies like Xiaomi not having much presence outside China, are we westerners missing out on any exciting phones?

Most Useful Answer spruceyb  Jan. 11, 2015 at 14:16

A few that I like the look of at the moment are:

Doogee Titans 2 - It's IP67 waterproof, 4.5", MTK6582 Quadcore, 4000mAh battery (that can be used to charge other devices) and has a programmable button too. Price ~£100

Ulefone Be Pro - 5.5" HD Display, 64-bit MTK6732 quad core (Cortex-A53 architecture), 4G, 13MP Sony IMX and 8MP front facing camera and a OTA Android 5.0 update due soon. Price ~£115

iNew V8+ - This is essentially a Oppo N1 knock-off except it's smaller lower res screen 5.5" HD and MediaTek processor (MTK6592 1.7GHZ Octa Core), 13MP Sony camera that rotates front to back and rear touch panel are the stand out features. Price ~ £130

UMI ZERO - 5" S-Amoled FHD, MTK6592T (Octa Core 2.0GHz) 13MP rear Sony IMX f1.8 + 8MP front cameras, HiFi DAC, fast charging 2700+mAh battery and it's super thin 6.4mm. Price ~ £145

Elephone P5000 - 5" FHD, 5350mAh battery (can be used to charge other devices) MTK6592 (Octa Core 1.7GHz) 16MP Fingerprint ID, NFC and it's still only around 9mm thin despite huge battery. Price ~ £160

MUCH 78P01 - 5" HD, MTK6592 (Octa Core), it looks like a PSP (has button mapping feature) and also HDMI. Price ~ £185

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Developer  Jan. 11, 2015 at 10:06

There are quite a few, some of the more popular ones, Meizu, Lenovo, Oppo, Alcatel

spruceyb  Jan. 11, 2015 at 14:16

A few that I like the look of at the moment are:

Doogee Titans 2 - It's IP67 waterproof, 4.5", MTK6582 Quadcore, 4000mAh battery (that can be used to charge other devices) and has a programmable button too. Price ~£100

Ulefone Be Pro - 5.5" HD Display, 64-bit MTK6732 quad core (Cortex-A53 architecture), 4G, 13MP Sony IMX and 8MP front facing camera and a OTA Android 5.0 update due soon. Price ~£115

iNew V8+ - This is essentially a Oppo N1 knock-off except it's smaller lower res screen 5.5" HD and MediaTek processor (MTK6592 1.7GHZ Octa Core), 13MP Sony camera that rotates front to back and rear touch panel are the stand out features. Price ~ £130

UMI ZERO - 5" S-Amoled FHD, MTK6592T (Octa Core 2.0GHz) 13MP rear Sony IMX f1.8 + 8MP front cameras, HiFi DAC, fast charging 2700+mAh battery and it's super thin 6.4mm. Price ~ £145

Elephone P5000 - 5" FHD, 5350mAh battery (can be used to charge other devices) MTK6592 (Octa Core 1.7GHz) 16MP Fingerprint ID, NFC and it's still only around 9mm thin despite huge battery. Price ~ £160

MUCH 78P01 - 5" HD, MTK6592 (Octa Core), it looks like a PSP (has button mapping feature) and also HDMI. Price ~ £185

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 12, 2015 at 14:03

Thank you, Ulefone Be Pro looks most promising

ChinaEnvy  Jan. 12, 2015 at 14:19

Woah, thanks spruceyb!

spruceyb  Jan. 12, 2015 at 15:39

Woah, thanks spruceyb!

No problem.
I did miss out Xiaomi and Meizu though as they are usually well covered by other sources but Meizu has Flyme OS and the handsets normally look like iPhones.

Xiaomi has MIUI OS which is quite iOS looking, Xiaomi Hongmi2 looks quite nice too for around £120 with Snapdragon 410 and 720p Display.

spruceyb  Jan. 12, 2015 at 15:43

Thank you, Ulefone Be Pro looks most promising

Yeah, the only thing I don't really like about it is it's design being so One Plus One

Personally I really like the look of the Umi Zero, love Super AMOLED displays and the Sabre DAC inside, also that Metal/Glass build would make a nice break from the overly plastic phones I've been using.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 12, 2015 at 18:31

I agree UMI Zero is best looking.

They are asking $210 for it, which is quite a lot.
- No LTE support
- 450MP4 - this is really slow GPU. With 1080p screen it's not fast enough. 720p would be fine, but not 1080p

spruceyb  Jan. 13, 2015 at 09:03

I agree UMI Zero is best looking.

They are asking $210 for it, which is quite a lot.
- No LTE support
- 450MP4 - this is really slow GPU. With 1080p screen it's not fast enough. 720p would be fine, but not 1080p


I personally think it's pretty reasonable price considering the quality of the display, materials used and Sabre DAC (from the same company Pioneer uses in it's award winning AV receivers).
The Mali450MP4 is no Adreno 330 but it's no slouch either, it's performance combined with Octa Core CPU benchmarks pretty close to that of Snapdragon 600. It's got around 14.6 GFLOPS per core which is certainly enough for 1080p (just watch any 1080p MTK6592 phone on YouTube playing games with ease).

LTE is overrated for me.

Slick_uk  Jan. 13, 2015 at 09:21

Does anyone know if any of these have dual Sim? Thanks in advance

Developer  Jan. 13, 2015 at 09:53

These are dual Sim:

Ulefone Be Pro
iNew V8+
UMI ZERO
MUCH 78P01
Hongmi 2 (not released yet)

Ithinkicandoit  Jan. 31, 2015 at 02:42

Ulefone Be Pro - 5.5" HD Display, 64-bit MTK6732 quad core (Cortex-A53 architecture), 4G, 13MP Sony IMX and 8MP front facing camera and a OTA Android 5.0 update due soon. Price ~£115,I think Ulefone Be Pro very well.4G and os 5.0,also in a resonable price.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 4, 2015 at 14:04

It's a pretty good phone and I've been using it for a few days already. Ordered from GearBest for $155

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