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Elephone S7 5.5 inch Fingerprint 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Helio X20 Deca Core 4G Smartphone - BangGood - £173.25

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Stonking great spec for the money and has Band7 and 20 for UK 4G Description: Basic Information Model Elephone S7 (4GB + 64GB) Band 2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 (1900/1800/850/900) 3G: W…
colgrigson Avatar4d, 10h agoFound 4 days, 10 hours ago17 Comments
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No I didn't but there's a limited number of the
davening
scotz78
No NFC. Weird because the P9000 did. Is this better than the P9000 apart from that?
​Did you have P9000? Did the nfc work with Android Pay?
No I didn't but there's a very limited number of these Chinese phones which have NFC and Band 20 and 3. I'm still searching for a list of the specs somewhere on the internet to be able to compare them all
scotz78
No NFC. Weird because the P9000 did. Is this better than the P9000 apart from that?


​Did you have P9000? Did the nfc work with Android Pay?
jackthecat
I have had one of these phones for a few months now.
It really is superb.
Can't really fault it.
Dual SIM too. As with all dual SIM phones, both SIMs can be on all of the time. But only one can be selected for 3G/4G DATA. The other SIM then must only use 2G.
But you can receive calls on BOTH SIMs at the same time.
But beware it ISN'T curved screen like the Samsung S7 Edge.
The glass only is slightly curved.
If this doesn't disappoint you I would buy another without question!


​How is the GPS, can you use Google maps and Nokia maps as sat nav
No NFC. Weird because the P9000 did. Is this better than the P9000 apart from that?
iainmann
tumbleweed34
I've got the S3, which is the little brother of this phone and I'm happy with it.
Similar curved screen and pretty rapid. Only been out 6 months. £120 from Laptops Direct.

I like the look of the S3. What's battery life like?


​Not great, but will go a full working day for me with half a tank to spare.

Charges from empty to full in about 80 minutes as well, so pretty good in that sense.
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H96 Pro Plus Amlogic S912 2GB RAM 16GB ROM TV Box - Banggood - £46.48

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Great spec Android TV Box with Kodi, they also have the 3GB/16GB version for £52.99 or the 3GB/32GB for £57.05 H96 Pro Plus Amlogic S912 Octa-Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 6.0 2.4G 5.0G WiF…
colgrigson Avatar5d, 20h agoFound 5 days, 20 hours ago18 Comments
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madmal
Dont bother with the pull down menu.... go here https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1173.html read the instructions, find the latest version of the MXQ "SD or Update" file. In the SD tool select it using browse file.


Many thanks. Will give it a try over the weekend.
Dont bother with the pull down menu.... go here https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1173.html read the instructions, find the latest version of the MXQ "SD or Update" file. In the SD tool select it using browse file.

Edited By: madmal on Jan 19, 2017 09:42
madmal
makkan00
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?
Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?
If its the MXQ with the red stripe in the corner its the same as I had... its s805 based. You really need to find some pics of one that looks like yours and try and find out the spec.

Found it.
Its
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Streaming-Streamer-Android-Wireless-keyboard/dp/B011QYUVOI

Which says
NPET Quad Core MXQ Smart TV BOX Mini PC Streaming Media Player with KODI(XBMC) Streamer 1GB/8GB, Fully Loaded,Google Android 4.4 KitKat,CPU Amlogic S805, 1.5 GHz +

so considering this, which option should I choose from the direct download drop down menu?
makkan00
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?
Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?

If its the MXQ with the red stripe in the corner its the same as I had... its s805 based. You really need to find some pics of one that looks like yours and try and find out the spec.
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?

Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?
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OUKITEL U15S 5.5 Inch Fingerprint 4GB RAM 32GB ROM MTK6750T Octa Core 4G Smartphone £101.42

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Nougat due in March, good price... http://www.gizchina.com/2017/01/16/oukitel-u15s-getting-nougat-update-march/ http://deals.banggood.com/deals/edm/topic/u15s170116.html?bid=28604&utmid=1323&rmm…
robertfrancis1975 Avatar6d, 8h agoFound 6 days, 8 hours ago14 Comments
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iainmann
wayners
damadgeruk
wayners
Llyllyll
danny1975
Trying to find a mobile with fingerprint and nfc and 3 gb ram shame I don't think this has nfc, does anyone known of any around the £110 mark
Not with NFC, no. It seems to be an either/or option on phones in this price range.
​What will you use Nfc for? Can't use it to pay on these Chinese phones with Nfc as the app will not be supported. Just wondered as I see many comments about the lack of Nfc but I have no idea what Nfc is being used for?
Guessing or speaking from experience? All my banking apps work with both my Xiaomi phones.
​Android pay won't work on Chinese phones, It is licenced on the one plus range I here so that's good. I know barclays do there own version of android pay but not heard if the Nfc payment part works on Chinese phones. That would be interesting to know. Banking apps work though.

Android Pay working on Chinese phones is a bit hit and miss. Xiaomi phones have Google-licensed Android OS so with NFC Android Pay works. But others are unlicensed so even with NFC they won't work and secure banking apps won't work either.


​That's good to know xiaomi phones with Nfc will support android pay. Loving my phone although no Nfc. Don't miss it though
wayners
damadgeruk
wayners
Llyllyll
danny1975
Trying to find a mobile with fingerprint and nfc and 3 gb ram shame I don't think this has nfc, does anyone known of any around the £110 mark
Not with NFC, no. It seems to be an either/or option on phones in this price range.
​What will you use Nfc for? Can't use it to pay on these Chinese phones with Nfc as the app will not be supported. Just wondered as I see many comments about the lack of Nfc but I have no idea what Nfc is being used for?
Guessing or speaking from experience? All my banking apps work with both my Xiaomi phones.
​Android pay won't work on Chinese phones, It is licenced on the one plus range I here so that's good. I know barclays do there own version of android pay but not heard if the Nfc payment part works on Chinese phones. That would be interesting to know. Banking apps work though.

Android Pay working on Chinese phones is a bit hit and miss. Xiaomi phones have Google-licensed Android OS so with NFC Android Pay works. But others are unlicensed so even with NFC they won't work and secure banking apps won't work either.
damadgeruk
wayners
Llyllyll
danny1975
Trying to find a mobile with fingerprint and nfc and 3 gb ram shame I don't think this has nfc, does anyone known of any around the £110 mark
Not with NFC, no. It seems to be an either/or option on phones in this price range.
​What will you use Nfc for? Can't use it to pay on these Chinese phones with Nfc as the app will not be supported. Just wondered as I see many comments about the lack of Nfc but I have no idea what Nfc is being used for?
Guessing or speaking from experience? All my banking apps work with both my Xiaomi phones.


​Android pay won't work on Chinese phones, It is licenced on the one plus range I here so that's good. I know barclays do there own version of android pay but not heard if the Nfc payment part works on Chinese phones. That would be interesting to know. Banking apps work though.
wayners
Llyllyll
danny1975
Trying to find a mobile with fingerprint and nfc and 3 gb ram shame I don't think this has nfc, does anyone known of any around the £110 mark
Not with NFC, no. It seems to be an either/or option on phones in this price range.
​What will you use Nfc for? Can't use it to pay on these Chinese phones with Nfc as the app will not be supported. Just wondered as I see many comments about the lack of Nfc but I have no idea what Nfc is being used for?
Guessing or speaking from experience? All my banking apps work with both my Xiaomi phones.
popoyaya
Good spec for the money. Never heard of OUKITEL though.

They're quite good, a 'Chinese' brand but half-decent, not up there with Xiaomi but on par with Cubot, Doogee, etc.

Also, it's amusing a blatant an iPhone rip-off this is! Makes the HTC One A9 look like it wasn't trying!
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Xiaomi Mi5 5.15-inch 3GB RAM 32GB ROM Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 4G White Smartphone £179.52 @ BangGood

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I have been shopping round at various of these Chinese smartphones and this comes out on top with performance and build quality. Ive ordered one as they look excellent. Its only in white but I prefer
simplicity96 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago111 Comments
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If you buy from eglobalcentral they promise 6-8 day delivery, take paypal and offer 1 year UK warranty, returns covered by PayPal too

I would suggest taking this option, to miss chinese new year, or else you'll be waiting a month or more for your phone
20 quid more, but imo worth it for the warranty, paypal and quick delivery
Typing from my Xiaomi mi5 from there rn
Dragon32
Looks a very good phone if you can do without the 4G band 20 (800mhz) which O2 and Vodafone use and also Three for their SuperVoice/rural data coverage.
So still voting hot, but not for me I'm afraid.

three only use 800mhz on compatible handsets which are newer generation iPhones and only certain android handsets purchased directly from them. If this phone had 800mhz it would make no difference with three.
​Just sending mine back to LG for bootloop now 12 months later. The rep mentioned they offer 24 months cover though. Didn't mention the bootloader being unlocked so keeping my fingers crossed they don't mention it.

If they refuse it, may go for this
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badboyofrock
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SilverBlack
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simplicity96
Surely if this does not come with the global rom just switching it for the one provided by xiaomi is easy enough?
​I would guess this is the Chinese Rom. For my money I would buy with the global Rom already installed, as flashing the global Rom over the top of the Chinese one isn't as straight forward as it used to be.
Not sure if this will be the same but the Mi5S i have came with a shop rom ,but was easy to update to global by just dropping the global rom onto the phone and updating using the updater app.
​As far as I know, the bootloader has to be unlocked, so the vendor could have unlocked it to put their own Rom on it.
You can use a trick with the USB cable and the flash tool to do this without unlocking, that's how I did it.
​I'd read there was a way, but didn't know what it was.

Flashing instructions
Http://en.miui.com/thread-299790-1-1.html
Cable trick
Http://en.miui.com/thread-310325-1-1.html
For the trick I found you do not have to pull the wire while connected. Once the device is on you can unplug the USB cable then put back in normally without the wire. That will make more sense once you see the tutorial. I managed it on the first attempt once i made sure I knew what to do.

Just for info here is a link on how to tell if you have an official ROM
Http://en.miui.com/thread-392159-1-1.html


Doesn't seem as difficult as I thought but still harder than it needs to be.
tatdownsarf
randyg
tatdownsarf
pspr33
mickrick
I have an LG G4 and I can honestly say that I haven't seen a phones yet that would persuade me to change. None of the 2016 "flagships" impressed me, it was all art for art's sake with them with eye watering prices attached. When I do decide on a change it will need to be something special and at a realistic price. So far I'm looking towards the the Chinese market again, after a 4 year break. The UMi Z looks pretty good and under £200 as well.
... until it bootloops.
Yep, mine just bootlooped on month 13, so out of warranty. They were up for repairing free of charge until they found out I had unlocked the bootloader. Damn.
Frustrating xiaomi don't have a European presence.
​out of interest did they tell you when they had the handset that they wouldn't repair it because the bootloader was unlocked? or did you tell them before you sent it off?

Probably foolish but raised it upfront. Just thought even a lazy engineer can't fail to see it saying bootloader unlocked as soon as u power it up.
Have spent all morning trying various tricks on LGUP to try and install a kernel that restricts the cores, but no joy.....


​i had my first g4 fail on me in Feb 16. bootloader was unlocked and it had custom ROM. I sent it back and they basically repaired it free of charge. new mainboard. the replacement has died literally within 12 months and again it's unlocked with custom ROM..have sent it off today so hopefully they fix it.
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UMI Z Smartphone on (short) pre-order for £175.62 or £165 after cashback @ Banggood

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£165 after either Quidco or Topcashback! 25%+ off post-launch price. UK 4G all networks, Deca core, 5.5" Sharp display, good battery and cameras. Color Gold, Grey Network Band 2G: GSM 850(B…
emlin Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago8 Comments
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Price has gone up to $219.99!
woldranger
But there's lots of phones out there with good components that have specific real world bugs and issues that mean they're not as appealing.

Yes, I know what you mean. Also, most of the cameras on them are average at best - apart from a few of the higher-end Xiaomi, Honor & Asus models perhaps.

woldranger
I'm yet to bite the bullet on a Chinese phone, but might look into getting one when I'm in India - at least there, if there's an initial problem, I can take it back.

Same here - not bought a phone from China yet - although, most / all my phones have most likely been manufactured there. Yes, I suppose you could if you go often enough (the last time I was in India was 16½ years ago - great people).
cbrown1979
will this have Google play installed? ta

The similarly-priced one on Gearbest says it does (under Product notes):

"1. Download your favorite apps through the Google Play Store or Market installed."
will this have Google play installed? ta
Specs seems to be good for price.
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uv glue pen banggood - £2.41 @ BangGood

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Have you ever tried gluing something delicate with super glue and rushing to get it into place before the glue dries? well why not try some uv glue you can set it when your ready and its going cheap s…
urbanbushwacker Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago4 Comments
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just decorative pieces rather than something functional, wooden inlay on a bed frame and some bits on plastic toys.
akmedmusleh
don't know how they work but they work and a great invention...
What did you stick with it ?
I bought several of these, the idea is great but I found the glue to be very poor, I used it loads of times on different types of plastic and it just fails. It definitely will not stick glasses, I tried it on my sunglasses and it would not hold. Hope it will work for someone though. Thanks for posting.
don't know how they work but they work and a great invention...
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I got one from Amazon 2 weeks ago, sent it straight back the charging port was wobbly, screen had a weird ghosting on it almost like plasma screen burn, and within an hour of using it my Instagram account had been hacked by a Russian email address. Dodgy.
Wow, doesn't sound good
sounds like one to avoid
I had an UMI Super and loved it. 'upgraded' to the UMI Plus E which has a better processor and 6gb RAM and I'm bitterly disappointed.

I did think UMI were good but my opinion has changed a lot now
I've had an Umi Touch for 6 months. Supposedly unbreakable but the touchscreen has stopped responding and the phone is now virtually unuseable!
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Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone £136.88 @ Banggood

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Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone USE CODE : zukz2new 6.9℅ topcashback makes the price £127.59 review http://www.gizbeat.com/review/zuk…
y_shahs Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago163 Comments
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Lets hope so mate. It's now 12 days after deal was posted and first buyers, we'll know late next week. Fingers crossed.
Your items and mine HAVE been handed over by BangGood. It is right there in the tracking, the oldest thing on 14th January is when the shipping number was generated, nothing was handed over at that stage, then on 20th January it updated to "item received" by the courier, meaning it was handed over by the seller. The current status is 20th January at the Hong Kong sorting centre. Chances are high it will ship out from Hong Kong within a few days. My last order took 5 days (3 working days) to go from arriving in Hong Kong to being in Europe, and an extra day to be en route to my local Royal Mail depot with 1 more day for delivery. On this basis I would expect it to be shipped from Hong Kong either Monday or Tuesday, but we might not be updated until it gets to Europe at the end of the week. No guarantee obviously, but highly likely I think based on my past orders.

If you want to know what an order looks like when it never gets handed over by the sender, here is one I placed before Christmas, this is all the tracking on the item and is the red detail so it never left the supplier at all, the courier never collected it:

2016-12-18 19:57:40
Location:Customer
Status:Customer's order information generated

Edited By: nige182 on Jan 21, 2017 12:39: correction
Good chance I might not get mine in time and be away and might be sent back to china, oh well nvm.
This sounds bad, didn't know that they can do that with tracking codes
Rund
I got an email from banggood on the 20th saying it was shipped, but when I click the track button in my account, the track17 website says item not found. Don't know what to make of that...

They told me they will not get phones before new year and all are on back-order. As soon as I said I want refund due to possible travel in Feb (genuinely), she generated a tracking code and shipped status. Once the code is generated and tracking code issued by banggood and status changed to "shipped", the refund button disappears from the site and android app which is how she stopped me getting refund. She did it very fast, too fast.

aftership is more reliable than flytexpress, but it says pending and no code recieved by chinapost yet:

https://track.aftership.com/
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Ulefone U008 Pro 5 Inch 3500mAh 2GB RAM 16GB ROM MT6737 Quad Core 4G Smartphone - BangGood - £58.10 - PREORDER

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Good price for a budget smartphone, has Band 7 and 20 so compatible with UK 4G networks. VOUCHER CODE: U20off Description Model Ulefone U008 Pro Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WC…
colgrigson Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago28 Comments
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stick with second hand better make. The megpixels for the cameras on these cheap phones can be interpolated higher with software and advertised as 13M when it is really only 8M.
colgrigson
zaheer2003
can't have dual sim and sd card. cold.
Mind:blown at what ppl expect for under 60 quid... Thanks for playing

Doogee x5 has similar spec and allows 2 Sims and sd card and costs same
zaheer2003
can't have dual sim and sd card. cold.
Mind:blown at what ppl expect for under 60 quid... Thanks for playing
can't have dual sim and sd card. cold.
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ws007
​http://www.gizchina.com/2016/10/24/thl-t9-review/
"Which is why, I would suggest to-be buyers to stay away from the MediaTek MT6737 for now."
That review does not bode well for the CPU in this phone.
Rubbish! That report doesn't say anything bad about the 6737 chip. Entry level means it one of the cheapest chip in their range - not that it is bad. The rest of the report is about the THL T9 phone not the U008 Pro that this thread is about..
​Glad you spotted that the review of the thl t9 was indeed about the thl t9, the point of posting the review was to inform people about the CPU on both these phones. (_;)
How is the processor compared to the one in the infocus m560
https://versus.com/en/mediatek-mt6737-vs-mediatek-mt6753
So m560 is better.
Still tempted to give this a go.... Addicted to new toys lol
Anyone know how long the voucher code will last?
​i wouldn't you'd just be wasting your money, spend a bit more and get a xiaomi.
lol i have a op3 & huawei p9 (not lite) already as well as the if m560 (which i love and personally find under rated) and an idol 4 .... just cant seem to resist shiny new toys.
i would like to try a xiaomi just to see what the hype is about BUT honor 7's are going use for between 100-150 (one on ebay today went for 98 + 7.5 p&p) it was good condition and came boxed with charger & manuals etc. personally i'd rather pick up a used honor 7 than an imported xiaomi redmi 3s or note 3.
( i say that having had a honor 7 last year though)
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Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro 128GB - Banggood.com £258.00 with code / coupon

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Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro 128GB One of the best rated and highest spec chinese import phones from a reputable manufacturer. Available in black or white - listed at £310 - use code zukz2128 or click on the
bradford_dr Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago25 Comments
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not in stock anymore :(
bradford_dr
CrackEdd
Either the price has gone up, or I am just being stupid. But I can't get it lower than £323. Shame, I was actually going to buy it.
The code is still available - just looked into to it and you have to be registered and logged in for the coupon to show on the product page or for the code to work in the trolley.

Thanks for the reply. I was logged in when I tried the code. I have bought from banggood a few times. But, the full price is still £382.95, and when I add the code, it only goes down to £323.72.

Are you able to get the price mentioned when you add the phone to your basket?


EDIT: Nevermind, it was me being stupid. There is another total in the bottom right that I didn't notice.

Edited By: CrackEdd on Jan 10, 2017 03:50
CrackEdd
Either the price has gone up, or I am just being stupid. But I can't get it lower than £323. Shame, I was actually going to buy it.

The code is still available - just looked into to it and you have to be registered and logged in for the coupon to show on the product page or for the code to work in the trolley.
Either the price has gone up, or I am just being stupid. But I can't get it lower than £323. Shame, I was actually going to buy it.
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bradford_dr
robertfrancis1975
one of these or a Xiaomi Mi5??
tough question, i've been pondering it myself - the mi5 has a better camera (i think, subjective, but the OIS is supposed to be truly world class) the CPU is downclocked a little though making it a touch slower, and the border around the screen bothers a few reviewers.
I have the Mi5 and Zuk z2.
Still in two minds about which to have as my daily driver...
If your more bothered about looks and good camera performance then mi5 is the one
however at the moment the Zuk is winning on performance which isn't surprising as it has more ram and the 'proper' 820 soc (Not the under clocked version)
Here is my quick summary from the standard zuk z2 thread ...
"I moved form a Xiaomi Mi5, so it was going to take something good to beat or match it.
At the moment im really liking the Zuk, to put it simply 'it just works' everything i throw at it, it juts does.
For example yesterday I was driving with google maps on, spotify playing in the background, then I can say "OK google call xyz" and it does it without hesitation.
And the battery life is great. It doesnt have the same quality feel as the mi5, and the camera isnt as good, however the performance and battery life beats it.
HOwever there are two annoyances if anyone knows how to fix?.
If i swipe down on the notification bar, and then let go. The notification icons disappear from the top bar. Is there anyway to tell the phone to keep them there until i read or discard them?
The other one (Which i think is a no as it unique to xiaomi) is there a way to enable one handed mode?"
Back onto this deal I would be more tempted with the newly announced Zuk edge. Looks brilliant. about £270 at the moment but not been any deals (Nor does it seem to be available form any re sellers at the moment)
Im hoping bangood get hold of some and do a good pre sale price


Do you have an opinion on which has the better screen? I've heard the ZUK has AMOLED (almost certainly on the Pro, probably on the Z2) and whether the border on the Mi5 is as annoying as some reviewers make out....
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5M 300 Lights White LED Strip £1.64 @ Banggood

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Looking for strip light to put under cupboards in kitchen and found this, good price I thought. No power supply included so would have to connect to a 12v adaptor yourself.
cms4444 Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago17 Comments
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not all appliances are going to catch fire, its just a case where you were unfortunate/unlucky with the item you purchased from China that caught fire,

I personally have bought a lot of items from China and merely once I wasn't happy with quality of adapter I was sent so I complained to the seller and he sent out good robust power adapter that I'm still using it now, its been 10 years and still going strong.

in my opinion people need to stop being paranoid and be more positive and optimistic with life than bringing negative thoughts in mind.

all the best
mbuckhurst
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Underdog19
I'd personally spend the extra few £ on their RGB light kit that comes with power adaptor and remote. That way gives you the option of changing colours and it comes with power adaptor you know is going to work.
Fitted a kit like that last week to my patio (the kit was waterproof version obviously), really easy to fit and looks brilliant, also kids loved it on disco (flashing) mode :D
Personally I would choose to buy a nice EU certified power supply from somewhere like Maplins, rather than get a dodgy power supply in a package from China.
mike
​yea some people don't realised that everything is made in China these days, an would prefer to pay 20 times more from UK sellers such as maplin. IMHO I've found maplin seriously expensive,
why don't people buy from eBay or amazon as they're as competitive as Chinese sellers if you consider speedy delivery from UK stock

And some people don't pay attention to all the safety notices in the press, online and on tv. Once you've had a 'Chinese' power adaptor explode, catch fire or just melt, you'll understand, when they manufacturer for a British company, it gets proper CE testing, meaning it should be safe (doesn't stop the odd one getting through), whereas often the CE mark on something shipped from China bought on Ebay (even from UK sellers) is simply a label stuck on the device and has no bearing on the quality. After all Maplins etc. have a UK based company you can sue for damages if there's a problem with their device, so you can be certain the testing is more rigourous.

Yes mose things are made in China, but also, most things made in China are made to a particular budget and can vary in quality considerably, where you're selling someting for £1.50, dropping a capacitor or diode from the design might reduce reliability, but it also saves you a reasonable percentage of the price. When buying electrical items the risks are far greater than buying a pair of jeans or a pair of rip off trainers.

I've bought plenty of stuff direct from China, it's reliability and risks are instantly apparent, often the weight alone suggests minimal circuitry, if it's a charger I might still use it, but I certainly wouldn't leave the house when it's plugged in and I always choose a relatively secure location just in case it explodes or overheats, so not behind curtains. I weigh up the risks, if it's for strip lighting that's likely to be on for hours a day, it's better to go with a brand of known reliability, whereas for charging my bike lights, I'll use the included charger, at least until it blows, because it will only be used a couple of hours a week and I can keep an eye on it.

I've had one charger explode and a couple overheat before dying, so the risk is very real. At least one of which was supplied by a UK company on Ebay. But there's a problem with that, a lot of Ebay and Amazon sellers are selling on equipment bought direct, without doing the CE checking themselves, not only that there are many based in the UK who ship from China - some make it obvious in the shipping estimates, others not. I've even had items shipped from Germany but clearly originated in China, the CE mark was obviously fake. Good luck getting any recompense from them if your house burns down.

mike


​mike,

if you say that if anyone buys electronis items from reputable brand or good UK company then you can use it without fear that it won't catch fire or burn down house, etc.!!!

let me give you example and prove you wrong there, have you heard of Samsung note 7 batteries exoding in the news???

have you heard news few months ago about tumble dryers sold to UK consumers FOR 11 years under big brands like whirlpool, indesit and hotpoint???

well read it here
A year ago Whirlpool said more than four million of its tumble dryers, sold under theHotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands, were at risk of catching fire.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?site=&source=hp&ei=76NyWMTiIsmgsgGqg6uoDQ&q=uk+tumble+dryer+catching+fire&oq=&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.0.41l3.0.0.0.4295.1.1.0.1.1.0.173.173.0j1.1.0....0...1c..64.mobile-gws-hp..0.1.52.3.Zz16_ry3g74

Edited By: tom_hungston on Jan 08, 2017 20:58: spelling error :-)
Underdog19
mbuckhurst
Underdog19
I'd personally spend the extra few £ on their RGB light kit that comes with power adaptor and remote. That way gives you the option of changing colours and it comes with power adaptor you know is going to work.
Fitted a kit like that last week to my patio (the kit was waterproof version obviously), really easy to fit and looks brilliant, also kids loved it on disco (flashing) mode :D
Personally I would choose to buy a nice EU certified power supply from somewhere like Maplins, rather than get a dodgy power supply in a package from China.
mike
I just bought the lot from Amazon and saved hassle and paying maplin prices :D

Did you get a wall wart type power supply? I'd be happy buying the tape from Banggood - it's almost certainly identifcal to anything picked up in the UK, but for something likely to be left plugged in and switched on for hours, I'd prefer to get a CE certified power supply, I've got strips both from the UK and China (direct) and the difference in the power supplies was astonishing, the UK supplied kit cam with a power unit that looked like it was designed for a laptop, and produced rock solid 12v voltage regardless of load, whereas the 'Chinese' wall wart power didn't even produce 12v reliable without load, let alone once the LEDs were plugged in, strips tend to use a constant voltage power supply with variable current, because they can be shortened, so the power supply is quite important.

It not's that all Chinese purchased items are rubbish or poor quality, but I do find it's buyer beware and make sure you're happy with the safety of the item before plugging it in.

mike
tom_hungston
mbuckhurst
Underdog19
I'd personally spend the extra few £ on their RGB light kit that comes with power adaptor and remote. That way gives you the option of changing colours and it comes with power adaptor you know is going to work.
Fitted a kit like that last week to my patio (the kit was waterproof version obviously), really easy to fit and looks brilliant, also kids loved it on disco (flashing) mode :D
Personally I would choose to buy a nice EU certified power supply from somewhere like Maplins, rather than get a dodgy power supply in a package from China.
mike
​yea some people don't realised that everything is made in China these days, an would prefer to pay 20 times more from UK sellers such as maplin. IMHO I've found maplin seriously expensive,
why don't people buy from eBay or amazon as they're as competitive as Chinese sellers if you consider speedy delivery from UK stock

And some people don't pay attention to all the safety notices in the press, online and on tv. Once you've had a 'Chinese' power adaptor explode, catch fire or just melt, you'll understand, when they manufacturer for a British company, it gets proper CE testing, meaning it should be safe (doesn't stop the odd one getting through), whereas often the CE mark on something shipped from China bought on Ebay (even from UK sellers) is simply a label stuck on the device and has no bearing on the quality. After all Maplins etc. have a UK based company you can sue for damages if there's a problem with their device, so you can be certain the testing is more rigourous.

Yes mose things are made in China, but also, most things made in China are made to a particular budget and can vary in quality considerably, where you're selling someting for £1.50, dropping a capacitor or diode from the design might reduce reliability, but it also saves you a reasonable percentage of the price. When buying electrical items the risks are far greater than buying a pair of jeans or a pair of rip off trainers.

I've bought plenty of stuff direct from China, it's reliability and risks are instantly apparent, often the weight alone suggests minimal circuitry, if it's a charger I might still use it, but I certainly wouldn't leave the house when it's plugged in and I always choose a relatively secure location just in case it explodes or overheats, so not behind curtains. I weigh up the risks, if it's for strip lighting that's likely to be on for hours a day, it's better to go with a brand of known reliability, whereas for charging my bike lights, I'll use the included charger, at least until it blows, because it will only be used a couple of hours a week and I can keep an eye on it.

I've had one charger explode and a couple overheat before dying, so the risk is very real. At least one of which was supplied by a UK company on Ebay. But there's a problem with that, a lot of Ebay and Amazon sellers are selling on equipment bought direct, without doing the CE checking themselves, not only that there are many based in the UK who ship from China - some make it obvious in the shipping estimates, others not. I've even had items shipped from Germany but clearly originated in China, the CE mark was obviously fake. Good luck getting any recompense from them if your house burns down.

mike
mbuckhurst
Underdog19
I'd personally spend the extra few £ on their RGB light kit that comes with power adaptor and remote. That way gives you the option of changing colours and it comes with power adaptor you know is going to work.
Fitted a kit like that last week to my patio (the kit was waterproof version obviously), really easy to fit and looks brilliant, also kids loved it on disco (flashing) mode :D

Personally I would choose to buy a nice EU certified power supply from somewhere like Maplins, rather than get a dodgy power supply in a package from China.

mike


​yea some people don't realised that everything is made in China these days, an would prefer to pay 20 times more from UK sellers such as maplin. IMHO I've found maplin seriously expensive,

why don't people buy from eBay or amazon as they're as competitive as Chinese sellers if you consider speedy delivery from UK stock
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Use mine every night and solid as a rock. Mine is the 3m one though
I've had 3 of these in the past and they all broke...the connection bit on end came off all of them...they're also very tight to fit in phones and feels likes it's doing damage...Though I can't support that...
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Are umi phones worth buying ?and do they last long?
Now cheaper - £175.62 minus 6% cashback at Quidco or Topcashback - £165! That's got to be a bargain, surely! (Given that you can't use a voucher AND get cashback.) I've cancelled my previous order and gone for this instead!
robertfrancis1975
which Chinese brands are worth looking at?

Xiaomi

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which Chinese brands are worth looking at?
UMI are rank. Had 2 umi phones myself. I'd stay well clear. Some Chinese brands are actually quite good, umi are not!
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Love to see how long this would last in a Manchester wind.
bought 10 for ebay!
AdamC87
bought thanks op


Bought!!!!! WTF ha ha
bought thanks op
Python5
1) its pre-order
2 custom charge will be applicable


Elaborate?
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Oh I love this idea, my chopping skills aren't up to much and a normal grater just doesn't work! (not if you want to keep your fingers anyway!) £2.14 including delivery from Banggood
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sohi
£ 1 at eBay
Bought one, thanks.


Yes, very cheap, but take a look at their feedback rating if you are considering buying from them. Be careful.
£ 1 at eBay
Thoughtful
who on earth grates garlic anyway ?


​Hey, It's me but I live at earth 2 ;)
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Bought the X6 Pro for £63 two months ago and have to say that it represents amazing value for money (sadly no virus, that was extra). Also know three other people with Doogee phones and no problems to speak of. However, I have read mixed reviews and quality control might be an issue. In light of that I'd probably stick to a U.K. seller if possible.
BungalowBill
Bought a Doogee for my daughter last year, the battery stopped charging after 6 weeks and appeared to be swelling - not a good sign. GearBest sent me a new battery FOC but I didn't trust it after that. Wouldn't buy another.


​I wouldn't worry too much,I had a genuine Nokia battery with the same problem after 6 months and Nokia said 'tough'.
sam_of_london
Is there inbuilt virus or back door burned in the firmware?
That describes the unusable Pepsi P1S I recently bought....:(
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BungalowBill
Bought a Doogee for my daughter last year, the battery stopped charging after 6 weeks and appeared to be swelling - not a good sign. GearBest sent me a new battery FOC but I didn't trust it after that. Wouldn't buy another.
​Check the phone with anti virus. Comes with free virus and trozan horse as well.

Please for the love of God, sam_of_london crawl back under the rock which you came from.

If you have a nut allergy stay away from nuts.
If your a vegetarian stay away from meat.
If YOU have an allergy of Chinese phones stay away from deals on Chinese mobiles.

If you cant understand that simple fact who is going to take your comments seriously. Geez
My current phone bought in May and still going strong is a Doogee (the Doogee X5 Pro), bought from Amazon. Was the phone with the best specs for the money (£63) at the time, doesn't have any malware, & apart from the camera it performs really rather well.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Doogees as great value for money smartphones, particularly if you can buy from Amazon as the seller, what with their great customer service & returns policy.
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Might come in handy for that awkward moment when you find yourself face to face with a wolf.
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Me too, came with charger and plug, no hand strap though. Not sure how it would stand up against a wolf though, torch is quite good.
got mine today didn't come with battery but had one anyway
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Police - Ello, Ello, Ello What's that contraption for?
Me - It's an anti-wolf defense tool officer. I purchased it on the tinterweb....
Police - Wolves are extinct in the UK....
Me - It also has a light. That's what its for honest.
Police - Your nicked sunshine.
Think ill give it a miss....
​Wolves are extinct in the UK
See, it works !

Not quite, they are struggling in the championship though, maybe some QPR fans could put them out of their misery tomorrow.


:D
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Police - Ello, Ello, Ello What's that contraption for?
Me - It's an anti-wolf defense tool officer. I purchased it on the tinterweb....
Police - Wolves are extinct in the UK....
Me - It also has a light. That's what its for honest.
Police - Your nicked sunshine.
Think ill give it a miss....
​Wolves are extinct in the UK
See, it works !

Not quite, they are struggling in the championship though, maybe some QPR fans could put them out of their misery tomorrow.
Does it allow to take it into public place?
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No don't have to do that. Think that's only if you're going from android 4.

The only issue I had was rooting the phone. TowelRoot didn't seem to work, so ended up using Kingo Root, which did work, but also installs loads of crap onto the phone and also PC, so I'd avoid that method if possible.

I got all the instructions from this thread.
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I have now tried a couple out. First I went for Resurrection Remix v5.8.0, which is android 7, but found that wifi was dropping out all the time, and there were also issues with status bar icons vanishing.
Next I tried MoKee 6.0.1, which is android 6, and I have been running this for around 4 days now. So far everything seems to work fine, but there's some stuff I haven't tested, like second sim and bluetooth.MoKee for Z7 Max

Ah OK. Good to know. Did you have to do some operation to change the partition to a merged one? I keep reading about that but not sure if u need to...
I have now tried a couple out. First I went for Resurrection Remix v5.8.0, which is android 7, but found that wifi was dropping out all the time, and there were also issues with status bar icons vanishing.

Next I tried MoKee 6.0.1, which is android 6, and I have been running this for around 4 days now. So far everything seems to work fine, but there's some stuff I haven't tested, like second sim and bluetooth.

MoKee for Z7 Max
Anyone tried another ROM yet?
Mines come with 5.1.1 on it and it's snappy fast. It's true that an old flagship like this still beats a lot of new mid range phones.
However I am intrigued by some ROMs on needrom but the community for this phone seems pretty dead. Not much conversation on XDA.
I received it yesterday and it came ruining android 5.1.1 Yeah I see there are a few options ROM wise, with some issues raised in the comments section on needrom.

Hoping to get some feedback from someone that's tried some out, but might just have to try them out for myself!
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331984409867?clk_rvr_id=1145155620619&rmvSB=true

similar priced on ebay,uk stock




Edited By: greenalien1 on Dec 27, 2016 07:09
neilcaldwell
Always fancied making a Mame retro arcade kit. Thought about using an old laptop or desktop though not a raspberry pi. How easy is it on the pi? I struggled slightly (probably because I didn't invest enough time to be honest). Whereas mame for Windows is there on a plate and easy.
Its really easy you can be up and running with retropie in 30 mins.

Edited By: marra on Dec 27, 2016 02:00
neilcaldwell
Always fancied making a Mame retro arcade kit. Thought about using an old laptop or desktop though not a raspberry pi. How easy is it on the pi? I struggled slightly (probably because I didn't invest enough time to be honest). Whereas mame for Windows is there on a plate and easy.

Try the Retropie site to start with:
retropie site link
this looks great, only from banggood.
Always fancied making a Mame retro arcade kit. Thought about using an old laptop or desktop though not a raspberry pi. How easy is it on the pi? I struggled slightly (probably because I didn't invest enough time to be honest). Whereas mame for Windows is there on a plate and easy.
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Monster phone for a really good price, as long as you're happy with buying from China. If not, move along and be happy with your choices. Merry Xmas USE CODE plusexmas TO GET THE DISCOUNTED PRICE
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Gentle_Giant
Still POS build quality and total lack of support, at ANY price.


​ha, My LG G5 has stopped working after 4 months and the support has been abysmal so far, a week later and I still don't know what's going on.
Still POS build quality and total lack of support, at ANY price.
already posted this morning.

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