B6000 Quad-Core Android 4.2 WCDMA  5.7" IPS 720P Screen, GPS and Wi-Fi (8GB) Mobile Phone £131.56 @ DX
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B6000 Quad-Core Android 4.2 WCDMA 5.7" IPS 720P Screen, GPS and Wi-Fi (8GB) Mobile Phone £131.56 @ DX

299
Found 17th Aug 2013
Seen a few China mobiles getting heat so thought I would try my luck with the one I have purchased

Cue the cold votes!!

Specs
Networking GSM, WCDMA
Frequency GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
Data Transfer GPRS, EDGE, HSPA
SIM Type Ordinary SIM
SIM Slot 2
Network Standby Dual Network Standby
Network Conversation One-Party Conversation Only
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Processor MTK6589, 1.5GHz
CPU Type Quad-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP
RAM 1GB (display 967MB)
ROM 8GB (display 6.6GB)
Available Memory 6GB
Memory Card Support Micro SD / TF card up to 32GB
Screen Size 5.7 Inch
Touch Screen Capacitive
Resolution 720 x 1280 Pixels
Colors 16000K
Camera 12.0 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary Camera Supported Yes
Secondary Camera Lens 5.0MP
Bluetooth Support V2.0
I/O Interface Micro USB, SIM slot, 3.5mm, TF slot
Software Navigation, E-mail, calculator, notepad, browser, tape recorder, calendar, clock, video player, radio, flashlight, galleries, file management, camera, music, Flash player, G-mail, Google talk, Play store
Features 5.7" Capacitive Screen, Quad-Core, GPS, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, 8.0MP camera, FM
FM Yes
Format Supported MP4, 3GP, AVI, MP3, JPEG, etc.
Sensor G-sensor
Battery Type Lithium
Capacity 2500 (Claimed as 2800) mAh
Talk Time 360 Minutes
Standby Time 200 Hours
Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months excluding physical damages (see specifications for terms and details)
Warranty Details 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty: this warranty is offered directly by the manufacturer. Should the item become defective within the manufacturer's warranty period (physical damages and damages caused by incorrect usage excluded). customers may send the unit back to DX's Hong Kong office. DX will help forwarding the item to the manufacturer for repair or replacement. and will look after the progress. The customer will need to cover shipping fees both ways.
Packing List
1 x Phone
1 x Battery (Wrong as you get 2 batteries!)
1 x Earphone (110cm)
1 x 100~240V power adapter (2-flat-pin plug)
1 x USB data cable (90cm)
1 x Chinese / English manual

Roms
needrom.com/?s=…t=0

XDA Thread (with more roms)
forum.xda-developers.com/sho…895

Flip Case (you get 2 for 11 quid)
aliexpress.com/ite…tml

299 Comments

Original Poster

Or look on Aliexpress or DHGate to save a few quid
EG £128.43 with Flip Case, Screen Protector And Stylus Pen
aliexpress.com/ite…tml

Couple of Amazon Reviews
amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1
Edited by: "djjinx1" 17th Aug 2013

Original Poster

http://www.orientdeal.com/product_images/w/075/star_b6000_mtk6589t_quad_core_1.5ghz_1g_8g_android_4.2.1_3g_smartphone_with_5.7_ips_screen_17___62494_zoom.jpg

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/512/893/665/665893512_810.jpg

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/199/757/660/660757199_889.jpg

seems good?

Original Poster

antos

seems good?



It does indeed, I will have it in my hands by Tuesday hopefully thanks to DHL

It is almost a tablet at 5.7". That's one big phone.

Original Poster

happy tourist

It is almost a tablet at 5.7". That's one big phone.



Have you seen the Samsung Galaxy Mega! And it is the year of the phablet
I remember walking around ASDA on my 7" galaxy Tab 1, now did I get funny looks!!

Some videos if your thinking of buying
youtube.com/res…O4o
Edited by: "djjinx1" 17th Aug 2013

I have Samsung galaxy grand DUOS twin sim , but now looking to get rid and am going to trade in at my local cex for £220 trade in price

Hi djjinx1 if you don't mind can you tell us how the phone performs when you get it maybe a quick summary of quality as regards camera , screen response, gps, apps compatibility etc ?
Thanks for any help you can give

Original Poster

mackem1966

Hi djjinx1 if you don't mind can you tell us how the phone performs when … Hi djjinx1 if you don't mind can you tell us how the phone performs when you get it maybe a quick summary of quality as regards camera , screen response, gps, apps compatibility etc ?Thanks for any help you can give



Sure will!
Will do a games test and upload a sample video and photos

The bigger they are, the harder they fall - Rings true with these cheap Hong Kong/China high spec, low quality phones.

How well does the gps perform? Any idea if It supports usb audio?

Original Poster

cRuNcHiE

How well does the gps perform? Any idea if It supports usb audio?



No idea RE : USB Audio

Will test GPS when it arrives.
This was with Full Samsung Rom
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/998092_211377322355021_726192787_n.png

Also makes me laugh the people that go on about quality either

A - Have a really expensive phone
B - Have not tried a recent Chinaphone
C- Bought a Chinaphone without researching first
D - Are Sheep
E - All of the above
Edited by: "djjinx1" 17th Aug 2013

but i want to pay over the odds for a phone where half the dev costs were on bloatware then install a custom rom to remove it all

Weirdly the thing that puts me off these things is the copycat design. That price is amazing but I don't want a Samsung replica, I'd rather have a generic looking rectangle.

Still I think my next phone is gonna have to be a cheap Chinese one, at these prices I gotta try one out.

Interested. Gizchina.com is good for reviews. Bear in mind that in China the top selling smartphone isn't Samsung, it's not Apple. Its Xioami, and they've sold nearly 8 MILLION of the latest handset...
I really like the ideas of ignoring what the carriers wasn't too sell and getting super phone specs for under 200 quid!

but what about the radiation burns ?

Galaxy Note 2's mutated cousin ? X)

djjinx1

No idea RE : USB AudioWill test GPS when it arrives.This was with Full … No idea RE : USB AudioWill test GPS when it arrives.This was with Full Samsung RomAlso makes me laugh the people that go on about quality either A - Have a really expensive phoneB - Have not tried a recent ChinaphoneC- Bought a Chinaphone without researching firstD - Are SheepE - All of the above



You forgot F - Are trolls
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 17th Aug 2013

djjinx1

No idea RE : USB AudioWill test GPS when it arrives.This was with Full … No idea RE : USB AudioWill test GPS when it arrives.This was with Full Samsung RomAlso makes me laugh the people that go on about quality either A - Have a really expensive phoneB - Have not tried a recent ChinaphoneC- Bought a Chinaphone without researching firstD - Are SheepE - All of the above


What is that picture showing?

Original Poster

elbrownos

What is that picture showing?



Satellites found using B6000.

FYI Sometimes phones dont come properly calibrated (HTC One X for example!)
A simple app can often work wonders
EG : play.google.com/sto…=en

cRuNcHiE

How well does the gps perform? Any idea if It supports usb audio?



avsforum.com/t/1…let

Banned

captainbeaky

You forgot F - Are trolls



You also forgot G, H, I and J
G - Aren't in poverty
H - Appreciate well made devices
I - Believe being able to return things/get any support when they go wrong is a positive
J - Aren't morons with double standards, trolling people by pre-emptively calling them all trolls

That said, you are getting a lot of phone for your money, if you've not grown up beyond caring purely about specs anyway. Hope they turn out great and you have a top experience with your purchases guys.

@ the chap that owns this phone. Are the sim slots the older sims or does it accept micro sims?
I suppose it's no biggie as I could always get my network provider to supply the right type of sim for the phone

Original Poster

Anarchist

You also forgot G, H, I and JG - Aren't in povertyH - Appreciate well … You also forgot G, H, I and JG - Aren't in povertyH - Appreciate well made devicesI - Believe being able to return things/get any support when they go wrong is a positiveJ - Aren't morons with double standards, trolling people by pre-emptively calling them all trollsThat said, you are getting a lot of phone for your money, if you've not grown up beyond caring purely about specs anyway. Hope they turn out great and you have a top experience with your purchases guys.



Being able to return things is great I agree, but 9 out of 10 times if something I have breaks its my own fault and returning is not possible anyway!

I have had HTC One X, 4X HD, Galaxy Tabs etc but they are no more well made than something like this (I will say there is Junk out there so research first!)

Oh and point G is just plain wrong!! I could have the pick of phones out there but I see no point in wasting money.
Doesnt mean I am poor!!

@Mabbs they are both full size sims (And I do not have the phone yet!)
Edited by: "djjinx1" 17th Aug 2013

djjinx1

Theres an app for … Theres an app for thathttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tawkon&hl=enhttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-emits-three-time-the-radiation-as-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III_id32498



he he i was only having a laugh aswell

didn't know there was an app for it lol good stuff djjinx and that is a lot of phone for the money
Edited by: "ijwia" 17th Aug 2013

Original Poster

As cheap as £115 delivered if you like Aliexpress!!
aliexpress.com/who…e=y
Edited by: "djjinx1" 17th Aug 2013

Good review here...

唧唧复唧唧,木兰当户织。
不闻机杼声,唯闻女叹息。
问女何所思?问女何所忆?
女亦无所思,女亦无所忆。
昨夜见军帖,可汗大点兵,
军书十二卷,卷卷有爷名。
阿爷无大儿,木兰无长兄,
愿为市鞍马,从此替爷征。

东市买骏马,西市买鞍鞯,
南市买辔头,北市买长鞭。
朝辞爷娘去,暮宿黄河边。
不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻黄河流水鸣溅溅。
旦辞黄河去,暮至黑山头。
不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻燕山胡骑声啾啾。
万里赴戎机,关山度若飞。
朔气传金柝,寒光照铁衣。
将军百战死,壮士十年归。
归来见天子,天子坐明堂。
策勋十二转,赏赐百千强。
可汗问所欲,“木兰不用尚书郎,
愿借明驼千里足,送儿还故乡。”

爷娘闻女来,出郭相扶将。
阿姊闻妹来,当户理红妆。
小弟闻姊来,磨刀霍霍向猪羊。
开我东阁门,坐我西阁床。
脱我战时袍,着我旧时裳。
当窗理云鬓,对镜贴花黄。
出门看火伴,火伴皆惊惶。
同行十二年,不知木兰是女郎。

“雄兔脚扑朔,雌兔眼迷离;
两兔傍地走,安能辨我是雄雌!”

Cheap Chinese phones or not, these things look the business. After all you are buying these Chinese models only with a Samsung (etc) cover slapped on it.

Original Poster

DonkeyKonk

Good review … Good review here...唧唧复唧唧,木兰当户织。不闻机杼声,唯闻女叹息。问女何所思?问女何所忆?女亦无所思,女亦无所忆。昨夜见军帖,可汗大点兵,军书十二卷,卷卷有爷名。阿爷无大儿,木兰无长兄,愿为市鞍马,从此替爷征。东市买骏马,西市买鞍鞯,南市买辔头,北市买长鞭。朝辞爷娘去,暮宿黄河边。不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻黄河流水鸣溅溅。旦辞黄河去,暮至黑山头。不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻燕山胡骑声啾啾。万里赴戎机,关山度若飞。朔气传金柝,寒光照铁衣。将军百战死,壮士十年归。归来见天子,天子坐明堂。策勋十二转,赏赐百千强。可汗问所欲,“木兰不用尚书郎,愿借明驼千里足,送儿还故乡。” 爷娘闻女来,出郭相扶将。阿姊闻妹来,当户理红妆。小弟闻姊来,磨刀霍霍向猪羊。开我东阁门,坐我西阁床。脱我战时袍,着我旧时裳。当窗理云鬓,对镜贴花黄。出门看火伴,火伴皆惊惶。同行十二年,不知木兰是女郎。“雄兔脚扑朔,雌兔眼迷离; 两兔傍地走,安能辨我是雄雌!”


Re Haw Haw, Mulan when household organization.
Do not hear the sound loom, the only news female sigh.
Asked the woman Suosi? Asked the woman what memories?
Female nor think, nor the woman recalled.
See military posts last night, Khan bigger soldiers,
Army book twelve volumes, rolls with God name.
Grandpa no big child, magnolias no brother,
Willing to City pommel horse, Lord levy.

East Market to buy horse, saddle western city to buy,
Nan buy a bridle, Taipei buy bullwhip.
Go towards speech Yeniang, twilight places along the Yangtze River.
Not hear Yeniang call, but the smell of the Yellow River water splash splash-ming.
Once the resignation of the Yellow River to go to the black hills twilight.
Not hear Yeniang call, but the smell of Yanshan Huji murmuring.
Miles to go to win the battle, off Santos Ruofei.
Kim Chuan Shuo gas Watchman, cold light iron clothes.
Gen. 100 killed, warrior ten years go.
Return see the emperor, the emperor sitting hall.
Xun-second transfer policy, strong heavenly reward.
Khan asked the pace, "Mulan not Shang Lang,
Would like to take out a camel thousand feet, but also to send children home. "

Yeniang woman come out Guo catching will.
Azi Wen sister come, when the household management of red makeup.
Younger sister to smell, sharpening swine and sheep.
Open my east Gemen, take my West Pavilion bed.
I take off my wartime gown, put on my old clothes.
When the window Yunbin yellow decals on the mirror.
Look out fire with fire with all dismayed.
Peer twelve years, I do not know Mulan is a girl.

"Foot Pushuo male rabbits, female rabbit eyes blurred;
Two Hares go, I was able to distinguish male and female! "

DonkeyKonk

Good review … Good review here...唧唧复唧唧,木兰当户织。不闻机杼声,唯闻女叹息。问女何所思?问女何所忆?女亦无所思,女亦无所忆。昨夜见军帖,可汗大点兵,军书十二卷,卷卷有爷名。阿爷无大儿,木兰无长兄,愿为市鞍马,从此替爷征。东市买骏马,西市买鞍鞯,南市买辔头,北市买长鞭。朝辞爷娘去,暮宿黄河边。不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻黄河流水鸣溅溅。旦辞黄河去,暮至黑山头。不闻爷娘唤女声,但闻燕山胡骑声啾啾。万里赴戎机,关山度若飞。朔气传金柝,寒光照铁衣。将军百战死,壮士十年归。归来见天子,天子坐明堂。策勋十二转,赏赐百千强。可汗问所欲,“木兰不用尚书郎,愿借明驼千里足,送儿还故乡。” 爷娘闻女来,出郭相扶将。阿姊闻妹来,当户理红妆。小弟闻姊来,磨刀霍霍向猪羊。开我东阁门,坐我西阁床。脱我战时袍,着我旧时裳。当窗理云鬓,对镜贴花黄。出门看火伴,火伴皆惊惶。同行十二年,不知木兰是女郎。“雄兔脚扑朔,雌兔眼迷离; 两兔傍地走,安能辨我是雄雌!”



He's wrong when he says 同行十二年,不知木兰是女郎。, personally I believe he's talking 两兔傍地走. Maybe he should take his head out off his 雄雌 and actually learn how to 迷离 read the specs. The 同行十二年hole.

Original Poster

And for my next deal, A chinese translator cheap from china oO

Wouldn't customs notice the value of this and slap on duties and admin fees? They have an unofficial limit of about 20 quid, below which they are not bothered, much above it they'll want extra before it's delivered. Let us know, after you've received the item, please!

我喜歡雞塊,它不是犯罪 Chris Waddle 我需要多出去走走 Peter Beardsley


Edited by: "captainbeaky" 17th Aug 2013

Original Poster

jaffacake

Wouldn't customs notice the value of this and slap on duties and admin … Wouldn't customs notice the value of this and slap on duties and admin fees? They have an unofficial limit of about 20 quid, below which they are not bothered, much above it they'll want extra before it's delivered. Let us know, after you've received the item, please!



Royal Mail would want VAT and around £10 IF you get done.
Most single items get through, and most sellers mark as gift or low value.

My seller put MP4 and $30 value via DHL so we will see!

Original Poster

captainbeaky

我喜歡雞塊,它不是犯罪



with a name like yours I am not surprised!

right so my samsung S3 is playing up big time, thinking bout selling and getting a new phone. Would this just be like the samsung?

這是一個hotukdeal的

Original Poster

andy_bhoy67

right so my samsung S3 is playing up big time, thinking bout selling and … right so my samsung S3 is playing up big time, thinking bout selling and getting a new phone. Would this just be like the samsung?



Nope.
Worse battery life for starters.
But then there is the price
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