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Meizu phones outside China

Do Meizu phones ever get sold outside China, officially?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Oct. 20, 2014 at 20:58

Not that I'm aware of. You can buy Meizu phones via Amazon - but usually through 3rd party import companies. Which means god-knows-what for warranty issues etc... Maybe I'm wrong?

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 20, 2014 at 20:58

Not that I'm aware of. You can buy Meizu phones via Amazon - but usually through 3rd party import companies. Which means god-knows-what for warranty issues etc... Maybe I'm wrong?

TJ Skywasher  Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:12

Personally I would never trust a Chinese branded phone for security reasons, you never know what information it's covertly sending back to the Chinese government. Look at the iCloud stuff that's been in the news the last couple of days. I know that Apple was forced into moving it's Chinese iCloud data to servers run by China Telecom I think, the only reason for doing that was so that the Chinese government could snoop on its citizens and it turns out that's exactly what they're doing.

Wasn't there stories about Xiaomi and Huawei collecting data and sending it back to government spies?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2014 at 13:24

Personally I would never trust a Chinese branded phone for security reasons, you never know what information it's covertly sending back to the Chinese government. Look at the iCloud stuff that's been in the news the last couple of days. I know that Apple was forced into moving it's Chinese iCloud data to servers run by China Telecom I think, the only reason for doing that was so that the Chinese government could snoop on its citizens and it turns out that's exactly what they're doing.

Wasn't there stories about Xiaomi and Huawei collecting data and sending it back to government spies?


Wait... THAT is your problem? I rather the 'enemy' tries to 'get me', than my supposed 'friends'.... PRISM, anyone? What is China gonna do to you? Poison your spring rolls?

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 21, 2014 at 16:39

Usually a lot of popular Chinese phones are sold in Apple stores in civilized countries. They tend to be much more expensive, but usually worth quality and support that you are getting in return.
Unless you are looking for a phone that requires a lot of OS/ROM flashing, trying to sort out myriad of bugs it's better to stick with established brand name.

One way of telling if Android phone is good and popular would be checking different ROM distributions that are available. SlimKat, SlimPie, AOKP, AOSP, CM, Carbon, Unicorn, etc. If none of them support particular phone it's an utter crap that should be avoided.
It's not enough to check XDA, as there might be ROMs that simply repackage with new features original distribution from manufacturer. Such ROMs do not fix any existing bugs or make your phone any faster - they simply slap features on top of existing release.

shuwaz  Oct. 22, 2014 at 22:49

No.... ;)

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