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February 12, 2015

China second tier smartphone makers pushing out decent devices

Ulefpne_MainChina’s top smartphone companies challenged Samsung and Apple with surging sales and revenue in 2014, vowing to scramble for a larger share in a global turf war with the top two makers.

Over the past few weeks, even months however, China second tier smartphone makers have been making inroads into selling their devices to the rest of the world. Cheap and nasty, which was people’s perception a couple of years ago to a few makers now bringing very decent well built smartphones with very good specifications.

Two of the specs that seems to be part of the norm is dual-sims with an SD slot. Many of them use 64 bit Mediatek processors which gives most of them a bit of an boost in power.

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Elephone P6000

One that I can recommend is the Elephone P6000 which we have been reviewing and will be up on Beginnerstech in the next few days. Which you can have for around the £104 inc delivery at the link below.

http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_122282.html

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ulefone Be Pro 5.5 inch Android 4.4 4G LTE

One other smartphone that we are hoping to review in the coming weeks is the ulefone Be Pro 5.5 inch Android 4.4 4G LTE. At the moment it will set you back around £110 inc delivery but, with discount code UBFPROCN it drops to around £96 inc delivery.

The specs are pretty good as well.

  • State of the Art 64-Bit CPU: MTK6732 processor with advanced 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 (@1.5GHz) Quad Core CPU (nearly twice as fast as MTK6582).
  • Next-Gen 16 Core GPU: New flagship ARM Mali-T760 GPU @ 695MHz (400% more efficient than T604) based on cutting edge Midgard (3rd gen) architecture
  • H.265 high efficiency video coding: transmit higher quality video under limited bandwidth network, and full 1080P video support
  • Stunning HD Display: 5.5 inch IPS OGS capacitive screen (1280×780 resolution)
  • 4G LTE compatible: Supports all FDD-LTE/DC-HSPA+/GSM networks for a stable 4G signal
  • Do more: With 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM (supports up to 64GB microSD)
  • Lollipop Ready : Ulefone Be Pro will be updated (OTA) to Android 5.0 in February 2015

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini