China Phones - Recommend your Piece of Crap!

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  1. doug81

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    Sorry, meant the RAM not the processor :)
     
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    True, 2GB of Ram doesn't go far these days.
     
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    theres a 3gb version but so far not available with b28.

    theres a few real life benchmark-type videos on youtube comparing the 2gb and 3gb models, not much (if any) difference between them apparently. theres only 2gb ram in my infocus M560 and i cant say ive noticed any huge performance differential between this and my previous phones (Z5 premium until it died and Z3)...although i dont play games.
     
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    Just brought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 32gb/3gb off Ebay $258 delivered wife could be happier!!
     
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    that's a shame, maybe next time :p
     
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    There are never happy, least if you buy them a Chinese phone you can always go up. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I tried MIUI 8 on the Xiaomi Note 3 Pro... ugh. Really not a fan. CM is pretty much necessary for me. It just feels so much tidier.
     
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    Very impressed with the Ulefone Power. Got an Optus data only sim for it and it's great. Super fast, crazy long battery life even working it hard with wifi hotspot for the kids when pokemoning about, nice screen, no real issues with it at all. The camera isn't as good as the SGS5 but otherwise I'd seriously consider making it my primary phone.
     
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    Got the Redmi 3s the other day - pretty decent phone on first impressions

    MIUI may actually be beneficial here - it's a definite ios clone, but this phone is for my mum coming from a iphone 4 so the 5 inch screen and 720p resolution will be a massive step up.

    It feels pretty well built, and is a really nice looking phone. Camera seems pretty good, battery lasts for ages, and it feels snappy to use. Early days, but so far I'd recommend it :thumbup:

    Oh and most importantly, it has a birthday alarm so on your birthday you get the happy birthday song instead of the regular alarm :lol:
     
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    Far out, what will they think of next :lol:
     
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    Can anyone recommend a phone that has...

    Clean Android 6.0 (CM Ideally)
    5" screen
    2GB RAM
    Telstra/Optus 3G
    2600mah+ battery?

    ...and is under $100AUD delivered?
     
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    The hard part in that price range will be getting Marshmallow as you'll probably be stuck to older Mediatek SoCs like the MT6582 or if you're lucky a MT6735.

    This looks OK apart from the older android version and the supposed lack of support for 900MHz UMTS (which would be surprising considering the modem is quad band): http://www.dhgate.com/product/blubo...phone/379972227.html#sb1-13-1b;hot|3210893754

    If you can up the budget by 50 bucks the Mi4c for around 150AUD delivered is pretty hard to beat specs wise. And there's a stable unofficial CM build floating around too.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Orig..._4&btsid=05ab57af-0bc5-40dd-a352-3180e8f3c552
     
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    I can get a Lenovo K3 Note for $135, so I'll probably stick with that for now. It has CM13 now as well, although I haven't tried it myself yet.
     
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    I find the myriad of xiaomi model very confusing. Note, Pro, Prime...

    Thinking of getting the Max for my dad, considering his eyesight. Anything to watch out for? They are 300 ish on eBay.
     
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    Me too! Check out GSMArena.

    Ended up putting TWRP and CM13-unofficial-ido on my Redmi 3. Fingerprint sensor doesn't work, but that's about the only problem.
     
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    If it's got a fingerprint scanner wouldn't that be the Redmi 3 pro? :leet:
     
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    :lol: Good point. Actually it might be a 3s Prime as it has 3GB and came with Marshmallow. edit: well I think it did. *throws hands up* Dunno.
     
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    Just hooked up an LeEco Max 2 from Taobao for 1500RMB (so about 310AUD).

    Serious hardware for that price, hopefully it's not crippled to much by the software. There's a few custom roms for it but LeEco don't release kernel sources so they all have to use the prebuilt kernel
     

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