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Cubot Echo Android Marshmallow Smartphone - 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage - SIM Free £69.97

£69.97 @ Laptops Direct
My wife wanted a cheap Android to replace a broken within contract iPhone. She originally bought an Alcatel Pop4 from Argos for £70 but it was dire as it only had 1GB RAM and 8GB Storage and that jus… Read More
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7m, 4w agoFound 7 months, 4 weeks ago
My wife wanted a cheap Android to replace a broken within contract iPhone.
She originally bought an Alcatel Pop4 from Argos for £70 but it was dire as it only had 1GB RAM and 8GB Storage and that just doesn't work with Marshmallow from what we saw.
It just continually crashed due to out of memory and/or storage and we took it back - that was even with a 32GB memory card and moving apps to there.
I believe this phone should be a lot better as it has double the RAM and storage. It also has a 3000mAh battery. Processor is a Quad-Core 1.3MHz something-or-other.

Spec:

Unlocked SIM Free
3G network (Advert actually says 4G so unsure)
Ultra-sharp 13 Megapixel rear camera 5 Megapixel selfie camera
5.0" IPS HD screen
Blazing fast quad core processor + 2GB of RAM
Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
16GB Storage + 128GB SD Card Support
Dual SIM Support

Hope this is of use to some of you :)

Edited to add: Available in Gold, Black and White. Also available from Appliances Direct (same company?)
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3 Likes #1
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.
2 Likes #2
No 4G though which might be a deal breaker for most. I was looking around at some of these last night and also be careful if looking at the LTE ones as some models don't cover all the UK major bands so be careful according to which network you preferring to use. In the end I didn't buy any of them as found that the 3gb ram ones mainly either didn't cover all the bands or the ppi on the screen was terrible. On the 2gb ram version one did interest myself as covered all bands had a ppi of over 400 but was stuck on lollipop. Was some custom roms out for it but reported as all buggy on Marshmallow. P.S I was only looking at the devices sub £130.

If you are not fussed about OS version look at the Cubot S600 on same site only £10 more adding fingerprint scanner, Samsung Camera,4g (all bands), GLONASS GPS and glass/metal body rather than plastic.

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Nov 27, 2016 10:51
#3
Robert_Mugabe
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.

I was hoping for a cheap Doogee deal this weekend.
I bought the X5 Pro for around £36 and it's well worth the money.
I'll keep watching.
banned#4
it won't arrive soon. they take 3 -4 weeks
#5
cecilmcroberts
No 4G though which might be a deal breaker for most. I was looking around at some of these last night and also be careful if looking at the LTE ones as some models don't cover all the UK major bands so be careful according to which network you preferring to use. In the end I didn't buy any of them as found that the 3gb ram ones mainly either didn't cover all the bands or the ppi on the screen was terrible. On the 2gb ram version one did interest myself as covered all bands had a ppi of over 400 but was stuck on lollipop. Was some custom roms out for it but reported as all buggy on Marshmallow. P.S I was only looking at the devices sub £130.
If you are not fussed about OS version look at the Cubot S600 on same site only £10 more adding fingerprint scanner, Samsung Camera,4g (all bands), GLONASS GPS and glass/metal body rather than plastic.

Sounds good but we are on Vodafone and live in the middle of nowhere.
Sometimes we struggle to even make calls so 4G is just a pipe-dream for us :)
#6
Stiffy1231
cecilmcroberts
No 4G though which might be a deal breaker for most. I was looking around at some of these last night and also be careful if looking at the LTE ones as some models don't cover all the UK major bands so be careful according to which network you preferring to use. In the end I didn't buy any of them as found that the 3gb ram ones mainly either didn't cover all the bands or the ppi on the screen was terrible. On the 2gb ram version one did interest myself as covered all bands had a ppi of over 400 but was stuck on lollipop. Was some custom roms out for it but reported as all buggy on Marshmallow. P.S I was only looking at the devices sub £130.
If you are not fussed about OS version look at the Cubot S600 on same site only £10 more adding fingerprint scanner, Samsung Camera,4g (all bands), GLONASS GPS and glass/metal body rather than plastic.
Sounds good but we are on Vodafone and live in the middle of nowhere.
Sometimes we struggle to even make calls so 4G is just a pipe-dream for us :)

Lol fair enough! Noticed also no 5ghz Wifi band if that matters to yourself also. Where I live you get zero Vodafone signal never even mind 4G though every other network is fine and O2 4G is rather fast at around here and work.
1 Like #7
My daughter's iPhone 6S has developed the re-call battery issue, so I bought one of these, or something very similar (Cubot) from Amazon for £65 and it arrived the following day. Build quality is astonishing, screen is pin sharp, touch screen is on par with my wife's S5, battery life is excellent. Frankly if it had Samsung, Motorola, or Sony stamped on the back, I would not doubt it. £65 is incedible and I could live without 4G and 5ghz and spend the resultant saving of £600 compared to an iPhone 7 or S7 on a nice holiday!
#8
Tunner
My daughter's iPhone 6S has developed the re-call battery issue, so I bought one of these, or something very similar (Cubot) from Amazon for £65 and it arrived the following day. Build quality is astonishing, screen is pin sharp, touch screen is on par with my wife's S5, battery life is excellent. Frankly if it had Samsung, Motorola, or Sony stamped on the back, I would not doubt it. £65 is incedible and I could live without 4G and 5ghz and spend the resultant saving of £600 compared to an iPhone 7 or S7 on a nice holiday!

Is the camera as good as they say it is? Seems most are using a Sumsung camera. Still debating which model to buy for my sister for Christmas, currently she has a terrible Sony (I'm unsure of the model) which has a terrible camera, laggy as anything (I was trying to clear space for her and was getting frustrated at how slow it was at the start thought it was because I'm just used to my Nexus 6P on Android 7.1.1 but even compared to my nieces LG G3 - my old phone I gave her it was terrible). Her wants for a phone was pretty simple "a camera as good as her daughters phone" and not laggy! The cubot range falls into the price range I was looking at although since I know she would compare to her daughters phone I wanted something with a decent ppi on the screen also. Still debating that S600 but would prefer Marshmallow for the adopted storage.

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Nov 27, 2016 11:59
#9
backinstock
Robert_Mugabe
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.
I was hoping for a cheap Doogee deal this weekend.
I bought the X5 Pro for around £36 and it's well worth the money.
I'll keep watching.

Will appreciate the link for the x5 pro for £36
#11
#12
anyone spotted a chinese androidwear watch ( not their cheap chinese android watch phones running that lollipop lite rom but an actual androidwear Chinese device)
cheers
#13
How do you avoid the £4.95 delivery?
1 Like #14
backinstock
I was hoping for a cheap Doogee deal this weekend. I bought the X5 Pro for around £36 and it's well worth the money. I'll keep watching.

Agreed. Doogee is the way to go for quality!
1 Like #15
sshhaabb
backinstock
Robert_Mugabe
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.
I was hoping for a cheap Doogee deal this weekend.
I bought the X5 Pro for around £36 and it's well worth the money.
I'll keep watching.
Will appreciate the link for the x5 pro for £36

It was around 10 months ago, but I was hoping for a similar Black Friday deal.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/doogee-x5-pro-37-57-delivered-from-gearbest-2372293
#16

I saw that phone but it only has 1GB RAM and that seemed to be a killer when trying to run modern apps on Marshmallow (typical modern bloatware). This one has 2GB so I am hoping - no issues.
#17
What to about the Ramos r10 £72 from banggood, 3gb ram, fingerprint scanner, 4g but no band 20.
#18
Is this a sh1t phone, my wife is after a new 1 as her moto g 1st gen is bolloxed I see a doogee has just been posted is it any better

Edited By: sleepywhispers on Nov 27, 2016 21:43: a
#19
IronGlaive
How do you avoid the £4.95 delivery?

Price is £74.92 at checkout (unless you pickup from the Huddersfield store)
#20
If you rely on GPS at all, don't buy this
#21
malky39
What to about the Ramos r10 £72 from banggood, 3gb ram, fingerprint scanner, 4g but no band 20.
Might be OK but this phone is in the UK and will be delivered in a day or two.
Banggood have always taken 3-4 weeks for me and also you risk getting clobbered by Import Duty/Customs
#22
jayjayuk1234
If you rely on GPS at all, don't buy this

Why - Whats wrong with the GPS?
#23
Stiffy1231
jayjayuk1234
If you rely on GPS at all, don't buy this
Why - Whats wrong with the GPS?

The Mediatek chipsets are reknowned for atrocious GPS, and the 6580 is no exception. It's the same chipset as the Cubot Note S. Truly shocking even with the MTK tools and all the so called fixes online


Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Nov 27, 2016 19:43
#24
Robert_Mugabe
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.


thats a really distasteful username you've picked
#25
I was after something like but smaller screen for the wife,any recommendations pls?
#26
Tunner
My daughter's iPhone 6S has developed the re-call battery issue, so I bought one of these, or something very similar (Cubot) from Amazon for £65 and it arrived the following day. Build quality is astonishing, screen is pin sharp, touch screen is on par with my wife's S5, battery life is excellent. Frankly if it had Samsung, Motorola, or Sony stamped on the back, I would not doubt it. £65 is incedible and I could live without 4G and 5ghz and spend the resultant saving of £600 compared to an iPhone 7 or S7 on a nice holiday!

I see you've finally woken up to that as well. Even though Iphone is great, it is WAY overpriced compared to what the Chinese are able to make nowadays. Not everything from China is crap (Iphone is made in China too). Have a Homtom, a what?, exactly, great phone that does everything my wife's Iphone does, at a fraction of the cost. And it's 4G. Colleagues at work were astonished what I got for the price it cost, one immediately went online and got one for Christmas.




Edited By: Mirola on Nov 27, 2016 23:21
#27
jayjayuk1234

The Mediatek chipsets are reknowned for atrocious GPS, and the 6580 is no exception. It's the same chipset as the Cubot Note S. Truly shocking even with the MTK tools and all the so called fixes online
Total rubbish ! ! We are now 2 generations on from the problem chipsets.
MTK chipsets from the past 2 years have been fine with GPS. If there are any GPS issues with recent MTK chipset phones its an issue with the actual phone - nothing to do with the chipset. Do a google search on MTK GPS issues and see that all the results are from 2014 or earlier ! !
There is no reason to assume the Cubot Echo has any GPS issues.
2 Likes #28
Guys.

RE: Laptops direct, I bought a CUBOT S600 at the start of October, it came with a broken screen. I sent it back for a refund and it took them 4 weeks to "refuse" the refund due to inadequite packaging. I then rang them and asked them to explain and they said the phone had been broken in transit on the way back to them from me. I refered them to the pictures I had taken and sent them in order to return the phone with the broken screen. They then sent me pictures they had taken of an extra crack on the screen........

They rang me back about 3 hours later and agreed to refund me, minus the restocking fee of 10%, which I told them was a disgrace and asked if they were actually going to restock it..........

Long story short, I accepted the refund and have also complained to my local ombudsman and trading standards. Shocking company, please just pay a bit more somewhere else.
#29
simes
jayjayuk1234

The Mediatek chipsets are reknowned for atrocious GPS, and the 6580 is no exception. It's the same chipset as the Cubot Note S. Truly shocking even with the MTK tools and all the so called fixes online
Total rubbish ! ! We are now 2 generations on from the problem chipsets.
MTK chipsets from the past 2 years have been fine with GPS. If there are any GPS issues with recent MTK chipset phones its an issue with the actual phone - nothing to do with the chipset. Do a google search on MTK GPS issues and see that all the results are from 2014 or earlier ! !
There is no reason to assume the Cubot Echo has any GPS issues.

2 Generations on??? but It still has the same chipset as the Cubot Note S and Bluboo maya, (MTK6580) i had the Cubot Note S, and still have the Maya and the GPS is unusable.

Chipset of this phone from one source, there are others

http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/c7cd3d9f

and the chipset of the Cubot Note S

http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/31bf392a

and Bluboo maya

http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/02533ca0

If it was just the phone, then why do i have 2 different phones with the same issue, these certainly aren't from 2014!

More about it here

http://forum.cubot.net/viewtopic.php?t=413

and here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJUzC8nk348

and many other places

and some supposed fixes for this very chipset

http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/11/27/how-to-fix-slow-gps-lock-on-mediatek-mt65xx-based-smartphone

Doesn't work very well though!

There will always be an issue with GPS on these mediatek devices as they use EPO and other rubbish

You can't expect great GPS and everything else for such a small amount of money, even chinese stuff!






Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Nov 28, 2016 11:54: a
#30
Agree with the comment above. My Cubot Note S is a good phone overall but the GPS is terribly unreliable.
#31
No issues with the chip set up from this one (6737), GPS works fine.
#32
the GPS on by Doogee X5 Pro is OK, not as good as my external GPS receiver, but good enough.

And do people actually use 4G? I think 3G is fast enough, and 4G consumes more battery with my phone continually switching between 3g and 4g..

Edited By: zaheer2003 on Nov 29, 2016 21:42
#33
This arrived today and I am very impressed indeed. Highly recommended and an absolute bargain!!
#34
sshhaabb
backinstock
Robert_Mugabe
If you are not in a rush the DOOGEE X5 MAX Pro with 4000mAh battery and 4G can be had for about the same price from numerous eastern suppliers.
You may be lucky and find one shipping from a EU warehouse.
I was hoping for a cheap Doogee deal this weekend.
I bought the X5 Pro for around £36 and it's well worth the money.
I'll keep watching.
Will appreciate the link for the x5 pro for £36

There's a seller on ebay selling the 5.5" DOOGEE X6 Pro 4G LTE Smart Phone for under £33 right now.
#35
backinstock
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There's a seller on ebay selling the 5.5" DOOGEE X6 Pro 4G LTE Smart Phone for under £33 right now.

All the electronic gear they are currently selling is priced way below everyone else ( approx half the going rate ). They have sold hundreds of android TV boxes in the past week ( at £11.99 delivered).
If you seriously believe they can sell numerous electronic goods at half the price of all the other Chinese - then go ahead oO
As they ship from China they have about 2 months to rake money in without posting anything before Ebay/paypal gets alerted by all the disputes.
Yes you should get your money back eventually though ( unless paypal find some way to wriggle out of it ).
#36
simes

Yes you should get your money back eventually though ( unless paypal find some way to wriggle out of it ).

That's the view I'm taking.
#37
MillsUK
Guys.

RE: Laptops direct, I bought a CUBOT S600 at the start of October, it came with a broken screen. I sent it back for a refund and it took them 4 weeks to "refuse" the refund due to inadequite packaging. I then rang them and asked them to explain and they said the phone had been broken in transit on the way back to them from me. I refered them to the pictures I had taken and sent them in order to return the phone with the broken screen. They then sent me pictures they had taken of an extra crack on the screen........

They rang me back about 3 hours later and agreed to refund me, minus the restocking fee of 10%, which I told them was a disgrace and asked if they were actually going to restock it..........

Long story short, I accepted the refund and have also complained to my local ombudsman and trading standards. Shocking company, please just pay a bit more somewhere else.


They are not allowed to charge a restocking fee
#38
Purchased this, did not expect it to be that heavy..

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