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Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0" FullHD 1080p Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM 64GB Storage 4G LTE White/Black Phone £202.47 - Banggood

£202.47 @ BangGood
Flagships specs ala Samsung S7 etc at a budget price! Bought this slightly cheaper on AliExpress for my sister but when I tried to create this deal using AliExpress as the link it got rejected so h… Read More
Ulti Avatar
7m, 4w agoFound 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Flagships specs ala Samsung S7 etc at a budget price!

Bought this slightly cheaper on AliExpress for my sister but when I tried to create this deal using AliExpress as the link it got rejected so here I try again...

Sister has an ageing Sony Z3 Compact and wanted something powerful with more onboard storage but she doesn't have much money and wants something small. I remember this phone was announced a couple of months back and just checked to see if it was available now and low and behold it is! I know she's going to miss the IP68 water resistance, front facing speakers and possibly some other stuff from the Sony but I'm sure she'll be pleased with the fingerprint sensor, extra storage and speed of this phone.

Anyway, that's enough of an intro. Here are the juicy details:

Specs:

CPU: Snapdragon 820 2.15Ghz (Not the underclocked version like the Xiaomi Mi5)
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Storage: 64GB eMMC 5.1
Main Camera: Samsung 13 MP ISOCELL, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.34 µm pixel size with 4K video @ 30 fps
Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
UI: Android Marshmallow v6.0.1 skinned with ZUI 2.0
Screen: 5.0" FullHD 1080p LTPS IPS LCD (441 PPI)
SIM: Dual Nano SIM
4G support: Bands 1, 3, 7, 8 (Three, EE, Vodafone Supported but no O2 4G support due to missing B20 band)
Bluetooth: 4.1
Dimensions: 141.7 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 149 g
Battery: 3500mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 (83% in 30 min)
Others: USB Type-C connector, Fingerprint sensor

Pros:
- Uses latest CPU and hardware is enough to match raw performance of current gen flagships (e.g. Samsung S7, LG G5, HTC 10, Xiaomi Mi5, OnePlus 3)
- Stupidly cheap price
- Lots of RAM and storage
- Fingerprint sensor
- Compact size
- USB Type-C connector
- Large battery with QC3.0
- Reviews seem to mention that GPS and WiFi are good
- Seems to be good dev support from the community

Cons:
- No MicroSD slot
- Design looks very boring in my opinion
- A little large and thick for a 5.0" phone with only 70.6% screen-to-body ratio (but I guess the large battery makes up for it)
- No B20 band (My Xiaomi Mi Note with no B20 band has better consistent performance than my OnePlus 3 with B20 though on Three!)
- Reviews mention average camera performance
- Reviews mention an average screen (not amazing colours nor bright)
- Storage could be faster (I believe all flagships use UFS2.0 storage now which is quite a bit faster than eMMC 5.1)
- Lack of warranty

I will report back when mine arrives!

The first comment will also list a few reviews I've found along with accessories to accompany the phone.
Ulti Avatar
7m, 4w agoFound 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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25 Likes
Well what a well constructed and informtive post!

Well done Ulti. Please do post your findings upon arrival a looks interesting.

Heat added
20 Likes
Here are some resources to go along with this deal:

To those saying they'd never spend £200 on bangood I updated the first post with an option to buy from aliexpress (slightly cheaper too):
White £199.36
Black £200.91
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-ZUK-Z2-4G-LTE-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-5/32694763532.html?
Oddly on the desktop site it includes this "One-year replacement warranty in United Kingdom" which seems to cost £10. I can't find a way of removing it manually but when I ordered it on my mobile last night I did not see it and only paid the listing price.

Full specs:
GSMArena: http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_zuk_z2-8125.php

YouTube video reviews:
China Gadgets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4VoLPiW2g
GizmoChina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2-AikyR2Dg

Accessories: (Prices may change over time)
Cheap glass screen protector (not full) 77p:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z1-Z2-Z2Pro-Glass-Phone-Front-Cover-Tempered-Glass-Film-Mobile-Accessory-For/32712326021.html?
Glass screen protector that covers more £1.25:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Premium-Tempered-Glass-Film-Screen-Protector-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Front-clear-screen/32699015494.html?
Full screen glass protector £1.90:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Tempered-Glass-5-0inch-100-New-High-Quality-Full-Screen-Protector-Film/32699570157.html?
Cheap TPU clear case 78p:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Case-Silicon-TPU-Cover-New-Original-Protective-Soft-Back-Case-Cover-For/32714112009.html?
Cheap coloured TPU case £1.17:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-case-Case-Cover-Matte-TPU-Silicon-Matte-Protective-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo/32711387985.html?
Artsy case £1.81:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Case-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-High-Quality-Protector-Silicone-Case-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo-ZUL-Z/32712855288.html?
Thick protective case £2.05:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-Pro-Case-Slim-Hard-Back-Cover-Shockproof-Robot-Armor-Hybrid-Rubber-Silicone/32718475339.html?
Flip cover leather look case £4.97:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-case-Mofi-brand-Vintage-series-Luxury-PU-Leather-Flip-back-cover-case/32707340218.html?
Nillkin hard case £5.59:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Nillkin-for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-case-prime-Protective-case-silicon-back-cover-zuk-z2/32691141965.html?
Leather look case £6.18:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ZUK-Z2-case-MOFi-original-prime-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-TPU-case-silicon-back-cover-luxury/32680503484.html?
Aluminium bumper £7.15:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Original-Luphie-Aluminum-Metal-Bumper-Case-Frame-Cover-metal-ZUK/32699634642.html?

Others:
4G Guide: http://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/

Modders, tinkerers, dev resources:
Dev support: http://zukfans.eu/community/forums/zuk-z2.5/
Root guide: http://androiding.how/root-zuk-z2-and-z2-pro-install-twrp-recovery/
XDA (mixed with Z2 Pro): http://forum.xda-developers.com/zuk-z2-pro

Hope that helps! Let me know of any other things I can update this post with!




Edited By: Ulti on Aug 29, 2016 17:21: Added alternative purchase link
7 Likes
Props to whoever thought up of the website name banggood (_;)
5 Likes
To those saying they'd never spend £200 on bangood I updated the first post with an option to buy from aliexpress:
White £199.36
Black £200.91
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-ZUK-Z2-4G-LTE-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-5/32694763532.html?

I bought from this seller too but I only just ordered last night so can't say anything but I've bought all my china smartphones from aliexpress before (Xiaomi, Meizu and ZTE Nubia) and the only one I had to send back was the Meizu MX4 after I stupidly used a nano SIM in an adapter and then the adapter got stuck and when I forced it out it ripped the SIM card reader contacts. It cost £10 to send it back and then they charged £10 when they spotted that it was user damage but then they sent it back via DHL which meant I received it in around 3 working days after it was repaired. Touch wood I won't have to send anything else back but £20 + roughly 3 weeks of waiting time for a repair wasn't too shabby.

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20 Likes #1
Here are some resources to go along with this deal:

To those saying they'd never spend £200 on bangood I updated the first post with an option to buy from aliexpress (slightly cheaper too):
White £199.36
Black £200.91
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-ZUK-Z2-4G-LTE-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-5/32694763532.html?
Oddly on the desktop site it includes this "One-year replacement warranty in United Kingdom" which seems to cost £10. I can't find a way of removing it manually but when I ordered it on my mobile last night I did not see it and only paid the listing price.

Full specs:
GSMArena: http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_zuk_z2-8125.php

YouTube video reviews:
China Gadgets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4VoLPiW2g
GizmoChina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2-AikyR2Dg

Accessories: (Prices may change over time)
Cheap glass screen protector (not full) 77p:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z1-Z2-Z2Pro-Glass-Phone-Front-Cover-Tempered-Glass-Film-Mobile-Accessory-For/32712326021.html?
Glass screen protector that covers more £1.25:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Premium-Tempered-Glass-Film-Screen-Protector-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Front-clear-screen/32699015494.html?
Full screen glass protector £1.90:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Tempered-Glass-5-0inch-100-New-High-Quality-Full-Screen-Protector-Film/32699570157.html?
Cheap TPU clear case 78p:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Case-Silicon-TPU-Cover-New-Original-Protective-Soft-Back-Case-Cover-For/32714112009.html?
Cheap coloured TPU case £1.17:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-case-Case-Cover-Matte-TPU-Silicon-Matte-Protective-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo/32711387985.html?
Artsy case £1.81:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Case-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-High-Quality-Protector-Silicone-Case-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo-ZUL-Z/32712855288.html?
Thick protective case £2.05:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-Pro-Case-Slim-Hard-Back-Cover-Shockproof-Robot-Armor-Hybrid-Rubber-Silicone/32718475339.html?
Flip cover leather look case £4.97:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-case-Mofi-brand-Vintage-series-Luxury-PU-Leather-Flip-back-cover-case/32707340218.html?
Nillkin hard case £5.59:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Nillkin-for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-case-prime-Protective-case-silicon-back-cover-zuk-z2/32691141965.html?
Leather look case £6.18:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ZUK-Z2-case-MOFi-original-prime-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-TPU-case-silicon-back-cover-luxury/32680503484.html?
Aluminium bumper £7.15:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Original-Luphie-Aluminum-Metal-Bumper-Case-Frame-Cover-metal-ZUK/32699634642.html?

Others:
4G Guide: http://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/

Modders, tinkerers, dev resources:
Dev support: http://zukfans.eu/community/forums/zuk-z2.5/
Root guide: http://androiding.how/root-zuk-z2-and-z2-pro-install-twrp-recovery/
XDA (mixed with Z2 Pro): http://forum.xda-developers.com/zuk-z2-pro

Hope that helps! Let me know of any other things I can update this post with!




Edited By: Ulti on Aug 29, 2016 17:21: Added alternative purchase link
7 Likes #2
Props to whoever thought up of the website name banggood (_;)
#3
Good deal but will probably be voted cold due to retailer
1 Like #4
Xiaomi Mi5 uses the same CPU in their 64GB version.
Boring design right enough,but good battery and cheap for a Snapdragon 820.
25 Likes #5
Well what a well constructed and informtive post!

Well done Ulti. Please do post your findings upon arrival a looks interesting.

Heat added
2 Likes #6
if this was any other retailer id snap this up
1 Like #7
Good spec but one thing to consider is that you are spending £207 with essentially no warranty...
If you've tried getting warranty support from Banggood and the likes before then you'll understand what I mean

depends whether that risk bothers you or not...If not and you don't need O2 4G then this is a lot of handset for the money.
If the screen was 5.5" Plus then I'd order one myself as I like bigger phones, for now I'm still looking for a Note4 replacement at a relevant price as the Note 7 pricing is a joke.



Edited By: Uridium on Aug 29, 2016 16:38
3 Likes #8
would never spend £200 on banggood
5 Likes #9
To those saying they'd never spend £200 on bangood I updated the first post with an option to buy from aliexpress:
White £199.36
Black £200.91
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-ZUK-Z2-4G-LTE-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-5/32694763532.html?

I bought from this seller too but I only just ordered last night so can't say anything but I've bought all my china smartphones from aliexpress before (Xiaomi, Meizu and ZTE Nubia) and the only one I had to send back was the Meizu MX4 after I stupidly used a nano SIM in an adapter and then the adapter got stuck and when I forced it out it ripped the SIM card reader contacts. It cost £10 to send it back and then they charged £10 when they spotted that it was user damage but then they sent it back via DHL which meant I received it in around 3 working days after it was repaired. Touch wood I won't have to send anything else back but £20 + roughly 3 weeks of waiting time for a repair wasn't too shabby.
1 Like #10
Will this have popup ads coming up and malware ads on? It there a way to stop this if there are these sorts of thing preinstalled on it?
#11
It shouldn't do. If it did at least one person would have mentioned it and called them out on it.
#13

Thanks but the ZUK Z2 Pro is a different phone. If that was £200 even I would have jumped on it for myself haha.
#14
Uridium
Good spec but one thing to consider is that you are spending £207 with essentially no warranty...
If you've tried getting warranty support from Banggood and the likes before then you'll understand what I mean

depends whether that risk bothers you or not...If not and you don't need O2 4G then this is a lot of handset for the money.
If the screen was 5.5" Plus then I'd order one myself as I like bigger phones, for now I'm still looking for a Note4 replacement at a relevant price as the Note 7 pricing is a joke.



If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine and grab a S7 Edge (£410 from O2 Refresh, nabbed the last black one). I would have liked the Note 7 myself too but yeah £700+ for a phone ain't happening. Even £410 for what will be a seemingly second hand phone is already pushing it. I just hope if it's not in good enough condition then I can reject it but from my (single) experience of O2 Refresh and what I hear from everyone else, they've always received a perfect phone.
1 Like #15
Ulti

If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine

Don't ever become a Salesman.....

The very reason I haven't gone for a OnePlus3 is the battery...
#16
looks like mobile phone made 5 years ago. so thick.
#17
Uridium
Ulti

If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine
Don't ever become a Salesman.....
The very reason I haven't gone for a OnePlus3 is the battery...

Haha but with Dash Charge you can get it back up to 60% in 30 mins!
1 Like #18
Ulti
Uridium
Ulti

If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine
Don't ever become a Salesman.....
The very reason I haven't gone for a OnePlus3 is the battery...
Haha but with Dash Charge you can get it back up to 60% in 30 mins!

Not much better than 50% in 30mins from quick charge on the Note 4, I even have a quick charge car charger...

This is the thing...2 yrs on and the Note 4 still takes some beating...it's even running Marshmallow
#19
Uridium
Ulti
Uridium
Ulti

If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine
Don't ever become a Salesman.....
The very reason I haven't gone for a OnePlus3 is the battery...
Haha but with Dash Charge you can get it back up to 60% in 30 mins!
Not much better than 50% in 30mins from quick charge on the Note 4, I even have a quick charge car charger...
This is the thing...2 yrs on and the Note 4 still takes some beating...it's even running Marshmallow

It was sarcasm on my part really in regards to the salesman comment. Pretty sure Dash Charge and Quick Charge 2.0 are almost the same.
#20
Ulti
Uridium
Ulti
Uridium
Ulti

If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine
Don't ever become a Salesman.....
The very reason I haven't gone for a OnePlus3 is the battery...
Haha but with Dash Charge you can get it back up to 60% in 30 mins!
Not much better than 50% in 30mins from quick charge on the Note 4, I even have a quick charge car charger...
This is the thing...2 yrs on and the Note 4 still takes some beating...it's even running Marshmallow

It was sarcasm on my part really in regards to the salesman comment. Pretty sure Dash Charge and Quick Charge 2.0 are almost the same.


Dash charge uses high amperage and is pretty much limited to vooc compliant chargers only.
3 Likes #21
Keoje
Props to whoever thought up of the website name banggood (_;)


Probably the same person who named one our local Chinese takeaways.......... Yuk House
1 Like #22
anthony212
would never spend £200 on banggood


bet you would n a good bang X)
#23
how do you change the currency on the mobile site???
banned#24
Ulti
Here are some resources to go along with this deal:
To those saying they'd never spend £200 on bangood I updated the first post with an option to buy from aliexpress (slightly cheaper too):
White £199.36
Black £200.91 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-ZUK-Z2-4G-LTE-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-820-Quad-Core-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-5/32694763532.html?
Oddly on the desktop site it includes this "One-year replacement warranty in United Kingdom" which seems to cost £10. I can't find a way of removing it manually but when I ordered it on my mobile last night I did not see it and only paid the listing price.
Full specs:
GSMArena: http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_zuk_z2-8125.php
YouTube video reviews:
China Gadgets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4VoLPiW2g
GizmoChina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2-AikyR2Dg
Accessories: (Prices may change over time)
Cheap glass screen protector (not full) 77p: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z1-Z2-Z2Pro-Glass-Phone-Front-Cover-Tempered-Glass-Film-Mobile-Accessory-For/32712326021.html?
Glass screen protector that covers more £1.25: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Premium-Tempered-Glass-Film-Screen-Protector-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Front-clear-screen/32699015494.html?
Full screen glass protector £1.90: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Tempered-Glass-5-0inch-100-New-High-Quality-Full-Screen-Protector-Film/32699570157.html?
Cheap TPU clear case 78p: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-Case-Silicon-TPU-Cover-New-Original-Protective-Soft-Back-Case-Cover-For/32714112009.html?
Cheap coloured TPU case £1.17: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-case-Case-Cover-Matte-TPU-Silicon-Matte-Protective-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo/32711387985.html?
Artsy case £1.81: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Case-For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-High-Quality-Protector-Silicone-Case-Back-Cover-For-Lenovo-ZUL-Z/32712855288.html?
Thick protective case £2.05: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-Pro-Case-Slim-Hard-Back-Cover-Shockproof-Robot-Armor-Hybrid-Rubber-Silicone/32718475339.html?
Flip cover leather look case £4.97: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-Zuk-Z2-case-Mofi-brand-Vintage-series-Luxury-PU-Leather-Flip-back-cover-case/32707340218.html?
Nillkin hard case £5.59: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Nillkin-for-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-case-prime-Protective-case-silicon-back-cover-zuk-z2/32691141965.html?
Leather look case £6.18: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ZUK-Z2-case-MOFi-original-prime-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-cover-TPU-case-silicon-back-cover-luxury/32680503484.html?
Aluminium bumper £7.15: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Lenovo-ZUK-Z2-5-0-Original-Luphie-Aluminum-Metal-Bumper-Case-Frame-Cover-metal-ZUK/32699634642.html?
Others:
4G Guide: http://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/
Modders, tinkerers, dev resources:
Dev support: http://zukfans.eu/community/forums/zuk-z2.5/
Root guide: http://androiding.how/root-zuk-z2-and-z2-pro-install-twrp-recovery/
XDA (mixed with Z2 Pro): http://forum.xda-developers.com/zuk-z2-pro
Hope that helps! Let me know of any other things I can update this post with!

how do you change the currency on the mobile site???
#25
Considered this phone myself about a month ago but no band 20 is a deal breaker for me. Amazing hardware for the price though so def hot.
1 Like #26
Bought the ZUK Z1 from Amazon, delivered next day via Prime. Replaced my Note 4 with and am very, very happy with it. Is recommend it to anyone looking for a phablet.

I was looking for a phone with a physical home key which is why I stick with Samsung generally speaking (using the fabulous Galaxy Tab S2 as I type). But also wanted a big screen, big battery, plenty of onboard storage so I didn't read to rely on a memory card and a good fingerprint reader. This phone ticked all the boxes and came I at £245 delivered next day.

Features-wise as mentioned it has the physical home key which acts as a very responsive 360° fingerprint reader, the tap to wake/sleep feature like the LGs do, a 4100 mAh battery and 64gb storage. I charged once a day with the Note 4, I charge once every two days with this phone. I managed to pick up a nice case and desktop charger through Amazon Prime so overall I'm very happy and can't recommend the phone enough.
#27
Excellent post and deal, however is there any info that suggests if and when it will receive the latest Android updates? Thanks
#28
great post! have some heat. phone has great specs too...
#29
Good price! Great effort in post OP!
Would prefer banggood to aliexpress, heard of a few postage scams on aliexpress lately, so I'd be extra careful who you're ordering from. Can get money back in the end from CC but would be a PITA!

Wish manufacturers would stop putting pointless physical buttons on the front of phones. This phone could be almost a CM shorter or have a bigger screen without it... I thought Google had banned them from android OEMs...
1 Like #30
Z3 Compact is still a good phone. A factory reset, and a fast high quality memory card should make it quite a decent device.
#31
HOT because of the effort the Op has made putting all the info together.
#32
The Specs on this and price are amazing, what the Oneplus 3 should be.
#33
Ulti
Uridium
Good spec but one thing to consider is that you are spending £207 with essentially no warranty...
If you've tried getting warranty support from Banggood and the likes before then you'll understand what I mean
depends whether that risk bothers you or not...If not and you don't need O2 4G then this is a lot of handset for the money.
If the screen was 5.5" Plus then I'd order one myself as I like bigger phones, for now I'm still looking for a Note4 replacement at a relevant price as the Note 7 pricing is a joke.
If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3 (£329 direct from OP). I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average so I'm going to sell mine and grab a S7 Edge (£410 from O2 Refresh, nabbed the last black one). I would have liked the Note 7 myself too but yeah £700+ for a phone ain't happening. Even £410 for what will be a seemingly second hand phone is already pushing it. I just hope if it's not in good enough condition then I can reject it but from my (single) experience of O2 Refresh and what I hear from everyone else, they've always received a perfect phone.

You said;

"If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3"

Followed by

"I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average"

So which is it?

:{
#34
wenttoabetterplace

You said;"If you're after a 5.5" then you can't go wrong with a OnePlus 3"
Followed by"I have one myself but GPS/signal has been worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note and battery life is average"
So which is it?:{

Worse than my Xiaomi Mi Note in relative terms but not bad in absolute terms. I thought that gaining the B20 band on the OP3 meant that I would get much better signal but from quick tests the Mi Note is the same if not better than the OP3 for cell reception.

I play Pokemon Go with friends that have iPhones and one that has an OnePlus 2 and I get more accurate GPS.

Battery life is average again, but not bad so you can do much worse!

Indoors and light gaming I can get 6-7 hours SOT on the OP3 but outdoors playing PoGo etc I only get around 3 hours SOT.
#35
Turret
Few quid cheaper from gearbest.

Showing as £206 for Black for me there?
2 Likes #36
jacksonliam
Good price! Great effort in post OP!
Would prefer banggood to aliexpress, heard of a few postage scams on aliexpress lately, so I'd be extra careful who you're ordering from. Can get money back in the end from CC but would be a PITA!
Wish manufacturers would stop putting pointless physical buttons on the front of phones. This phone could be almost a CM shorter or have a bigger screen without it... I thought Google had banned them from android OEMs...

But it never actually reduces the bezel, and simply just reduces the screen size with virtual buttons. They then never disappear in things like games.

So on the flipside of this I hate software buttons.
#37
This phone seems to be a good mixture of sensible screen size ( 5" as opposed to the 5.5" monsters we keep seeing ). Sensible resolution ( 1080p vs the rather pointless QHD ) we keep seeing. Massive CPU power and plenty of other positive things.

I am slightly tempted to order but does anyone know if I would be slapped with import duty or VAT on this phones arrival?
#38
Boxrick
This phone seems to be a good mixture of sensible screen size ( 5" as opposed to the 5.5" monsters we keep seeing ). Sensible resolution ( 1080p vs the rather pointless QHD ) we keep seeing. Massive CPU power and plenty of other positive things.
I am slightly tempted to order but does anyone know if I would be slapped with import duty or VAT on this phones arrival?
Probably, yes.
#39
Boxrick
This phone seems to be a good mixture of sensible screen size ( 5" as opposed to the 5.5" monsters we keep seeing ). Sensible resolution ( 1080p vs the rather pointless QHD ) we keep seeing. Massive CPU power and plenty of other positive things.
I am slightly tempted to order but does anyone know if I would be slapped with import duty or VAT on this phones arrival?

Usually you are ok If you are patient and wait for slow chinapost delivery, It's when you pay for DHL/UPS etc...that you normally get customs/Import charges
#40
So temping, but holding out with my old Galaxy S5 as it's still going perfectly and also with Three so they have not given support for their 800mhz Band 20 SuperVoice 4G.

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