Vernee Mix 2 4G 6" 1080p 18:9 'Bezel-less' Phablet OIS 4GB RAM 64GB ROM (Band 20) @ Gearbest £126.84
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Vernee Mix 2 4G 6" 1080p 18:9 'Bezel-less' Phablet OIS 4GB RAM 64GB ROM (Band 20) @ Gearbest £126.84

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Found 6th Oct
One of the stand out features with this is the OIS. Not something you normally get on a Chinese phone.

Here's the full specs:
devicespecifications.com/en/…5eb

131 Comments

malware/adware? After couple weeks of use and no-one complaining, then will be a good phone.

Is no-one complaining a thing?

Does this have NFC?

Says it has OIS, something even the Mi A1 doesn't have (I think). Not for me (too big) but looks a pretty good spec for £140.

Banned

Vernee seems to be an up and coming manufacturer and these specs are very good for the price. At least it's a 1080 screen...

What is OIS? If not Apple.

The Vernee Thor was fantastic, amazing performer for the price! Having owned one for well over a year, I would trust this seller again! Time for an upgrade maybe. B20 is essential for 02, Tesco etc. Unusual to find this support on a budget Chinese Phone.

steelmen188610 m ago

What is OIS? If not Apple.



Optical Image Stabilization

bogrole29 m ago

The Vernee Thor was fantastic, amazing performer for the price! Having …The Vernee Thor was fantastic, amazing performer for the price! Having owned one for well over a year, I would trust this seller again! Time for an upgrade maybe. B20 is essential for 02, Tesco etc. Unusual to find this support on a budget Chinese Phone.


Well I just took the plunge!

LeEco Le Max 2 has OIS (21mp camera, Snapdragon 820, 2K screen) for about this price.

popoyaya1 h, 15 m ago

LeEco Le Max 2 has OIS (21mp camera, Snapdragon 820, 2K screen) for about …LeEco Le Max 2 has OIS (21mp camera, Snapdragon 820, 2K screen) for about this price.


Would prefer the SD processor to MTK if the same price..

No band 20.

I'm tempted to pre order....

escortboy35 m ago

Would prefer the SD processor to MTK if the same price..


The Max 2 32GB (with Band 20!) variant has been as low as £130 recently

kimovil.com/en/…x-2
Edited by: "popoyaya" 6th Oct

I had the vernee Mars not a bad handset but never got any updates. Using the Maze Alpha now and I like it.

Looks interesting, decent camera for once (hopefully) kimovil.com/en/…258 and has MicroSD capability. Yet to be convinced that there's a jack of all trades Chinese model, so will watch with interest...I wouldn't have the balls to order sight-unseen (unreviewed )
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Oct

Wait, is there no 3.5mm headphone jack? That makes it a no-no for me.

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louiselouise2 h, 37 m ago

Looks interesting, decent camera for once (hopefully) …Looks interesting, decent camera for once (hopefully) https://www.kimovil.com/en/list-smartphones-by-lens-model/sony-imx258 and has MicroSD capability. Yet to be convinced that there's a jack of all trades Chinese model, so will watch with interest...I wouldn't have the balls to order sight-unseen (unreviewed )

This is what I'm thinking at the moment. I don't even need a new either. I've got the Lenovo P2, and it's great. Just fancy having a go of one of these 'bezel-less' phones to see what all the fuss about really.

popoyaya8 h, 27 m ago

LeEco Le Max 2 has OIS (21mp camera, Snapdragon 820, 2K screen) for about …LeEco Le Max 2 has OIS (21mp camera, Snapdragon 820, 2K screen) for about this price.


Yes, but it is one of the ugliest looking phones you will ever see.

Looks good. I hope battery life is not rubbish like it is on elephone s8, but it probably will be since it doesnt have a snapdragon.

dz159 m ago

Looks good. I hope battery life is not rubbish like it is on elephone s8, …Looks good. I hope battery life is not rubbish like it is on elephone s8, but it probably will be since it doesnt have a snapdragon.



I heard the Elephone s8 was supposed to have a great battery?

steelmen188611 h, 36 m ago

What is OIS? If not Apple.


Apple iOS (IOS licenced from Cisco along with the stolen name iPhone)
Edited by: "AgentDaleCooper" 7th Oct

BIGUSHEADUS50 m ago

I heard the Elephone s8 was supposed to have a great battery?


I have the Xiaomi mi6 and the battery is lasting me 2 full days. I had a Samsung s6 previously and it only lasted me a day max! Will never look back at getting any other phone apart from Xiaomi

crazy_kalz21 m ago

I have the Xiaomi mi6 and the battery is lasting me 2 full days. I had a …I have the Xiaomi mi6 and the battery is lasting me 2 full days. I had a Samsung s6 previously and it only lasted me a day max! Will never look back at getting any other phone apart from Xiaomi



I was looking at the G6 or the newer v30 line from LG but the batteries are the only thing stopping me from ordering; it's pointless having a phone if you have to carry a power brick around with you all the time.

Where are all the fandroids bleating about this copying other companies technology and idea or are Apple the only ones not allowed to have similar ideas

Won't buy a phone on paper release only, can't find any in-depth review yet.

BIGUSHEADUS54 m ago

I was looking at the G6 or the newer v30 line from LG but the batteries …I was looking at the G6 or the newer v30 line from LG but the batteries are the only thing stopping me from ordering; it's pointless having a phone if you have to carry a power brick around with you all the time.


Well I have the Xiaomi Mi6 ceramic 128GB and its a beast of a phone. Battery life is absolutely amazing and it really puts the big brands like apple and Samsung to shame.

louiselouise9 h, 39 m ago

Looks interesting, decent camera for once (hopefully) …Looks interesting, decent camera for once (hopefully) https://www.kimovil.com/en/list-smartphones-by-lens-model/sony-imx258 and has MicroSD capability. Yet to be convinced that there's a jack of all trades Chinese model, so will watch with interest...I wouldn't have the balls to order sight-unseen (unreviewed )


If you're looking for a good camera in this price range , check this , then kimovil for price , as the link in this video gave a stupid price . The phone looks great , but can't help feeling Meizu might be a bit late to the SD625 party , Xiaomi will probably be along with the 660 soon , but the camera on this ..

BIGUSHEADUS4 h, 22 m ago

I heard the Elephone s8 was supposed to have a great battery?


Where did you get that idea from? Was it a youtube reviewer like Mrwhosetheboss who spends almost no time with the phones he reviews and gets commision when you buy from links in the description?

I got my info from a written review where they actually bothered to measure the battery life. The redmi note 4, which has a battery of about the same size, lasted over two times longer than the elephone s8. The doogee mix lasted 50% longer than elephone s8 while watching video. I would not call that a good battery life as these youtube reviewers claim.
Edited by: "dz1" 7th Oct

Never heard of this brand. How do I tell if the ROM is safe and not hacked?

Kensirstagwaff2 h, 17 m ago

If you're looking for a good camera in this price range , check this , …If you're looking for a good camera in this price range , check this , then kimovil for price , as the link in this video gave a stupid price . The phone looks great , but can't help feeling Meizu might be a bit late to the SD625 party , Xiaomi will probably be along with the 660 soon , but the camera on this ..[Video]


Be careful of that reviewer Smartphone Wars. He is one of the reviewers who exaggerates how good a phone is. The meizu phone looks good but he flat out lied about the elephone s8 claiming the screen was bright when the true maximum screen brightness of elephone s8 is only about 260 nits when it was measured, which is woeful. Not one of the honest reviewers that one and definitely do not reward him by buying from his affiliate links. He is also another reviewer who didn't point out that battery life was less than stellar on elephone s8.

Bogami51 m ago

Never heard of this brand. How do I tell if the ROM is safe and not hacked?


You can't. Vernee phone reviews from the past don't suggest an issue. The best way to keep it as clean as possible is to ask for it factory sealed. But with that you will get it in Chinese (easy to change following YouTube video) and you may have to install the Google apps yourself (some phones have them some don't).

Most malware is detectable and removable (if you know how). The real worry is malware put in the microcode of the SoC. It's unlikely you can detect it or remove it. You will be safe with off the shelf SoC's like Qualcomm or MTK it is in-house designs that are at most risk. So thats Apple, Samsung (Exynos) and Huawei (Kirin). If those are or not scraping data nobody is sure. If it bothers you or not only you can decide but they are not stealing you bank details but sensor data (GPS data as an example).
Most Chinese malware is paid revenue malware (advertising) and not keylogger or ransomware.

But I generally don't buy pre release phones, so might be best wait for reviews.

Malware can be good for some reasons, you can grab a bargain. I had (still have) a Star N9500 clone (Alps H9500) that I picked up for £20 after it hit the national press. Removed all the malware and had a good phone for next to no money (and it still works).

But wait for it to hit the wild and have a look on forums (most issues hit the Chinese and Russian forums first) but the mainstream ones usually find out within weeks. Then you can make a better choice.

dz11 h, 13 m ago

Where did you get that idea from? Was it a youtube reviewer like …Where did you get that idea from? Was it a youtube reviewer like Mrwhosetheboss who spends almost no time with the phones he reviews and gets commision when you buy from links in the description? I got my info from a written review where they actually bothered to measure the battery life. The redmi note 4, which has a battery of about the same size, lasted over two times longer than the elephone s8. The doogee mix lasted 50% longer than elephone s8 while watching video. I would not call that a good battery life as these youtube reviewers claim.



As a matter of fact it was, I haven't bought a phone for myself since my S4 so I am pretty lost when it comes to who to trust. I usually stick to text based reviews for: PC, and general electronics but with phones I had no idea where to start. Saying that it is worrying that he posts 1 new video every day, quality must be cut to shreds when it comes to reviews thinking about it.

Could you recommend me any good written review sites?

Kensirstagwaff4 h, 46 m ago

If you're looking for a good camera in this price range , check this , …If you're looking for a good camera in this price range , check this , then kimovil for price , as the link in this video gave a stupid price . The phone looks great , but can't help feeling Meizu might be a bit late to the SD625 party , Xiaomi will probably be along with the 660 soon , but the camera on this ..[Video]



Reviews look good, the 32GB/3GB RAM version is £166.19 at Geekbuying at the moment geekbuying.com/ite…tml Not sure if the camera has OIS, can't see it mentioned anywhere. 3.5mm headphone jack, alas no Band 20 with this seller.

Edit: Cheapest I can see this so far is 3GB/32GB Silver £153.37 aliexpress.com/ite…tml

Gold 3GB/32GB £154.72 (with glass film) aliexpress.com/ite…tml

4GB/64GB version Gold £209.13 "standard with gifts" aliexpress.com/ite…tml

4GB/64GB Silver £206.82 aliexpress.com/ite…tml

However, not sure if these have Global ROMs on them and would need flashed with Google Play etc on arrival?

*Tried submitting one as a Deal, though HUKD didn't like the vendor, sigh.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Oct

BIGUSHEADUS38 m ago

As a matter of fact it was, I haven't bought a phone for myself since my …As a matter of fact it was, I haven't bought a phone for myself since my S4 so I am pretty lost when it comes to who to trust. I usually stick to text based reviews for: PC, and general electronics but with phones I had no idea where to start. Saying that it is worrying that he posts 1 new video every day, quality must be cut to shreds when it comes to reviews thinking about it.Could you recommend me any good written review sites?


Best, most honest site i have found for smartphone reviews is devicespecifications.com. That is the site that uncovered the lies about the elephone s8 both from the manufacturer and from other reviewers. Techtablets.com is good too.

Oh well, not sure what works with HUKD and Aliexpress vendors - tried to add the Meizu as a Deal twice (even the official Meizu store) but neither are allowed

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louiselouise5 m ago

Oh well, not sure what works with HUKD and Aliexpress vendors - tried to …Oh well, not sure what works with HUKD and Aliexpress vendors - tried to add the Meizu as a Deal twice (even the official Meizu store) but neither are allowed

Try this one:
https://gearbest.app.link/25EyX4te3G

No1_VIPER55 m ago

Try this one:https://gearbest.app.link/25EyX4te3G



HUKD accepted the official Meizu store one - after it being in a queue for ages.

The 4GB/64GB can be had for £206.82 on Aliexpress, as mentioned on my thread and in the post above aliexpress.com/ite…tml
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Oct

dz12 h, 11 m ago

Best, most honest site i have found for smartphone reviews is …Best, most honest site i have found for smartphone reviews is https://www.devicespecifications.com. That is the site that uncovered the lies about the elephone s8 both from the manufacturer and from other reviewers. Techtablets.com is good too.



Wow, that devicespecifications is quite a website, it looks like the anandtech of the phone world. It's absolutely brilliant, exactly what I was looking for, thanks dz1!
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