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Don’t be a victim of AliExpress faud coin sales.

It is my terrible experience happended in a hour ago, I found a 3.5″ Orico HDD enclosure with 1099 Ali coins with 17.99 USD. I have understand it must be a chance to buy it lowest cost because huge amount coins required to buy this.

Had paid over 19 USD with faster shipping method with 1099 coins ! It was a long time to gather 1099 coins, everyday I need attend get 16 coins, easily I could calculated 1099 / 16 = 68.6 days ! 1/5 of a year.

And terrible experience soon happeneded because I found lower cost with same seller !

 What? 16.91 USD ?

So I have check again my previous item what I have ordered.

 What the f**k ?

Yes, I was a victim. AliExpress need many people be victims to wasting their Ali coins with more expensive price of some fraud sales, by fake it looks more cheaper than others.

Don’t be a victim.

AliExpress doing faud sales with Ali-Coins.

Chinese finally doing bad sales with fake issues. Really bad people.
Please share this article as you can if you are also a victim as like me.

Bad asses, Stop doing that !

And I tried to refund my wasted Ali coins, but they just left me this words:

Yes, you are just corry, that’s all. So thank you so much so f**king preciate !

Doogee Y6 review, almost end of the year 2016.

This big and heavy budget smartphone named ‘Doogee Y6’was bought in payment 98.99 USD in 2 monthes ago from AliExpress.

Specification:

  • Dimensions: 77.5 x 154.2 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 182 g
  • SoC/AP: MediaTek MT6750 ( 8cores = ARM Cortex-A53 1.5GHz x 4 + 1.GHz x 4 )
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 520 MHz, Cores: 2
  • RAM: 2 GB, 667 MHz
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
  • Display: 5.5 in, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels, 24 bit
  • Battery: 3200 mAh, Li-Ion
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 4160 x 3120 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps
  • SIM card: Micro-SIM, Micro-SIM / microSD
  • Wi-Fi: b, g, n, Wi-Fi Hotspot (5GHz not supported)
  • USB: 2.0, Micro USB
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Positioning: GPS, A-GP, Magnetic

Bundles:

  • Doogee Y6 x 1
  • Transparency TPU case x 1
  • Pre-Glued fron glass protective film, and spare 1 more film
  • micro USB cable
  • 5V 2A Charger
  • Simple warranty paper

About Charger:

You may need prepare what your standard in you living. Doogee Y6 provides EU standard 220V plug for bundle. I couldn’t check US 110V type also selective or not.

Stock Design:

I bought black color for my favored inclination, and it lovely well made in first catch. Black and rounded front screen glass feels solid and sleek. There’s a circle and two dots on bottom of screen, and it works touchable naviation hardware keys – works in left order, menu, home and back.

Little lacks of many, there is no LED back light in navi-key buttons. Actually I love these feature but someone dosen’t. But I love to no any lights in navi-key – sometimes in dark, any lights except main screen interrupts my focus.

Upper side of front screen  placed front camera and face-beauty-LED and speaker. It may take picture myself in brightly if I want – but I don’t do that, hugh.

At the bottom side, there’s two stereo holes and a micro USB port in middle. Maybe much looks like iPhone – but it must be an illusion, maybe ! Each navi-keys and home touching screen has not illuminated, but it never possible to make them to this price, just forget it.

Bottom speakers (or single) seems stereo, but actually sound hears on only right side for test, maybe left side is fake holes. There’s a small microphone hole on just left side of micro USB port. I love this bottom sided speark holes to listen anything to put on flat palce. It dosen’t disturbes my listening experience at all.

At the back, there’s single 16Mpixel(real 13Mpixel) F2.0 small camera and fast detecting finger print sensor. By my test, this finger print sensor detects my finger in fast if put in right position. Not much comfort than my iPhone 6s and Xiaomi Redmi3s, much better than Vernee Thor, similar (or same) with Doogee F5.

At the left, there’s SIM slot as like most of modern smartphones that dosen’t detachabled internal battery. It is just same as like Xiaomi and Ulefone.

To open SIM slot, just use bundle SIM extracting pin to put in a hole and push it. Then it will pulled a little out and it could be fully pulled out with finger or hold in SIM extracting tool.

SIM tray not seperated each other for replacing SIM or sdcard. It changes in once with single way as like above picture. A micro-SIM and nano-SIM or micro sdcard, little bit narrowed option for deal with one more SIM or sdcard to extend my storage.

My chosen was one micro-SIM and extending storage to 64GB with MLC micro sdcard.

I could extend all internal memory with 64GB sdcard to format it as android-fs(file system), and there’s a little warning it is too slow even it works over 22MB/sec on UHS-1 standard. And my benchmark scored about under 10MB/sec on this phone with A1 sdcard bench. Little bit nonsense – because I couldn’t feel slow down while using phone while installing and running app with this sdcard.

 

Android 6 performance

I have tested with these two apps, GeekBench4 and Vallemo for real computing power and web browsing. And used CPU-X app for checking device information.

 

CPU-X informations:

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There’s magnetic sensor with GPS, it may improves detecting which side headed when I have find way to go or driving a car.

 

Here’s GeekBench4 results:

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Simple benchmarked scores similar to Snapdragon 415 or little slightly better. It is exactly almost same performance with MT6753 even assert GPU improved than before, by manufacturer.

 

And here’s Vallemo results:

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Score of 8 cores at MT6750 seems to good performance in benchmark, but my opinion is not for real life because android apps are not runs on over 2 multi cores as I know. It must be multiple apps on running in backgroud may improves performance than less cores. That’s all.

 

Conclusion:

Totally it is not slow device than fastest devices, comfort to use in low price but well made, not so weak as like one drop one death. Most of casual games on Google App Strore could be play with no lacks of frame rates. It’s enoigh to just install and play most of games and little bit heavy apps. I am enjoying multiple video downloads on UCBrowser or ZetaTo**ent app with built in browser about 6 to 8 threads. And it going little bit heated by high CPU loading but it’s OK. Not much like LG G3’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 80* series.

Over 3000mAh battery extended real using time. I could read many articles whole a day of last weekend on internet, and it ran out to almost 30% until midnight while back to bed.

Camera is just moderated to shoot a picture while day light, no lights makes useless picture, just OK for record your life on internet as like facebook. But don’t expect as like good camera.

Loud speaker on the bottom, it maybe so far from sounds like iPhone. Don’t expect to listening music with bass, it’s missed out. But it much good listening my lover’s voice while talking on phone call, fortunately doogee not made to waste device by phone call. Voice speaker is just good for hear good voice.

And, charging speed not checked (sorry about, it will be next time) for how many current loads while charging. It will be continued to next article, but guess it could loads under 2A at maximum charging because doogee bundled 5V 2A charger.

Everytime you may concern “Presale/sell” item at Aliexpress.

AliExpress is one of big online market in the world, and there’s many sellers on sales many products from China, and I love them to buy in lower cost than local shop, specially such as smartphones or SSD.

Some days ago, I had interested in new model of Doogee, named Y6, so I looked up for who sales lowest cost and who had nice judgement. And I found they are sales all same things in same price – sure, some sellers are little bit different for higher price, but it also same as similar sellers, but no reviews left to any sellers even this charm price. So I had to suspect of this smartphone may not released !

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It seems to be must presales item (mostly chinese sellers describes as PRESELL), but nobody described it is “presale or presell”.

So I had write message to ask to one of them.

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 Gotcha !

My mistrust was right, I need to make sure everytime before you want to buy an item, todays Chinese swindlers are going to more evil. They are going to be not describes honestly information – it is really sucks – and seems to just interest selling junks.

We need suspection, and verify before buying something from AliExpress. And hope they are changing their mind to “We will selling our stuff with honest” in the future – but I don’t expect this hope may not be relized, yes maybe my fantasy, hugh.

ORA’S 2.5″ HDD/SSD storage enclosure.

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It was bought in a month ago to use my old SSD to be portable storage anywhere I can copy or move files in fastest way. Hoped works on SATA-3 speed around limit of USB 3.0 – Overs 300MB/sec in write.

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But this cheappy enclosure not so much good for works with Micron SSD ( M550 OEM, Around 500MB/sec in write at SATA-3 ), and it seems to have some problems with thin drive as like most of SSD. I was need to put some reinforcing material such as like urethane sponge tape to make it stable.

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Drive was sens well in any USB 3.0 port. SMART information also well read. But I could check Transfer mode not works in SATA-3. So both of read/write speed limited to SATA-2 as like this in USB 3.0

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Recommend to buy other enclosure such as made with aluminium shell and has normal big USB 3.0 port. Actually it not much important to use as portable storage in capacity of 256GB, but if you need more powerful performance, it not be yours.

Estone wireless gaming mouse

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Most of wirless mice are actually too small to use for me. So I have a dangerous adventure to buy it from Ali Express.

It took about over 20 days to South Korea from China main land with Chinese registered air post. That’s enough for me as I expected.

Whole quality is means price, I paid about 5.4 USD with shipping fee, that’s cool isn’t it? Just this price made a wireless device for me and it works well !

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All buttons works, back/forward and DPI really changes sensitivity of mouse itself. Size is good to me – my hand is bigger than average Asian hand size – almost same as like American or European – If you are reading this and colored eyes or black men, you may like this mouse size.

One thing you may need to do:

You need open case, and prepare an oil for smoothign wheel, plus some good black colored tape to fix internal power cables. As I expected for price, there’s nothing to prevent to bad wheel feeling, it makes some noise and never smooth rolling without this work. you need put some good oil into wheel mechanisms, I have used ‘Fluid film’ a.k.a oil from sheep. Or you can apply engine silinder oil, that may enough to make it smoothen.

In my case, some broken part was inside, so I can hear something ‘tick’ sound when it moves fast for shake it, So I need remove this unknown part – and I couldn’t where it belong, there’s nothing be broken – and now Ok.

Don’t expect long painting life:

I have catched silver painting will be removed soon – Nothing like UV coating, just one layered painting and that’s all for colored. Almost this thin paiting makes original plastic color appeared as soon. So I don’t expect long painting life and I will do paint it again with my new car paint spay with UV transparency coating if its color will be removed – Or I can buy new one and out Earth will have more pains by my waste…

Conclusion:

Really good for price. It will helps your economic life. 2.4GHz still works well in my many wireless frequency hazard in 2.4GHz hell.

Review of COOLSELL double sided micro USB cable

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I bought a few of double sided micro USB cable from COOLSELL. I’m not sure they have any patent for making this, but it is little bit expensive than normal micro USB cables.

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It is really easy to plug to any device to micro USB port, sure it is works and charges over 1A. So I have to check with USB power current meter and my battery exhausted LG GPro to charge in 5V 2A power supplier.

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All COOLSELL cables charged my phone in 5V(+/-10%) 1.3~1.4A. Maybe not works as over 1.8A means LG GPro protecting over current in minimal battery state. So I have tested with Xiaomi micro USB cable, again.

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It seems almost same with COOLSELL. V and A measured as same, and there’s nothing at any problems. Good molding each end of cable – USB and micro USB ports, and coated with fabric material may increase durability but decrease softness and bending.

Price may almost 2 to 4 USD with difference of length. I was bought one 30cm and two of 120cm with different colors. Comfort to plug any side, it is really lovely.

I hope price going down for more, to buying more in under 10 USD, but I think it is little bit expensive than other sellers.

USB 3.0 SATA external HDD case from AliExpress

I was need a new empty external HDD case for using old SATA2 HDDs from replaced by SSDs from AliExpress. Actually most of sellers are sales this kind of item priced about above 20 USD in South Korea, actually this not-understandable price is reason of support USB 3.0.

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So I bought one form AliExpress, and it took over 20 days from China, meh … But it is enought to wait for delivered for price! Some sellers are selling exactley same item on about 20 USD in South Korea.

Parts

It was delivered in untracked air post with air filled shock resist post bag. There’s nothing like manual to what I to do before make it combined, OK, whatever, I can use it. HDD case simpley closed without screw bolts, An USB 3.0 male-to-male short cable and totally 3 not used tiny screw bolts.

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There’s nothing to shock resist material inside, If I using it for HDD, maybe I need some sponge to fix HDD inside case with resist minimal shock.

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And PCB was glued with half-transparency something that used for fixing light-weight objects. It is removed so easily pulling down PCB by hand. So I used good adheisive in each side of be fixed, and let for a day. If you are using this HDD case, may need a good adhesive for fixing like multi targeted rubber based one. Plus flat sponge tape or similar something to fix your HDD inside of this case.

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Connecting was easy to standard A type USB 3.0 plug and two colored LED – red, blue – shows it powered and working now. I loved connector is not like micro connector – it is expensive than this HDD case or hard to buy easily.

Works?

I have tested most of my SATA2 devices on USB3.0. Well, it works fine, fortunately don’t need to worry it not works or harm my HDD. Actually it senses SATA3 device – my SSD work well in maximum speed at USB 3.0.

Specially outer shell is made with Aluminium alloy, it means thermal problem is less than most of case that made with plastic shell, but weak is shock – so you need some material for resist it.

Conclusion

You can buy it in loweset price almost under 5 USD from AliExpress. But you need choice before buy it what you can doing some DIY for make it works well in minimal requirement.

A Bluetooth device review: KN308 from AliExpress of China.

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This a bluetooth named “KN308” device is from AliExpress seller who in China. I bought it for about 4 USD, and took over a month to hold in my hand.

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I’ve been teared down so easily (just pulled each different side of plastic case) and checked what components used in.  Some solderings are seems so weak, so I need to reinforcement work for thes.

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Then I have tested on my car with AUX input thru iPhone4 and iPhone5. KN308 notices with a female voice but unclear. And found a problem mic not works – It was a component defect. So I need rework to soldering new mic component from other wasted device – 3mm diameter an 2mm depth condenser microphone. Finally it works well, but only recording function works on iOS devices, not any Androids. Music, Phone call works with a single button well, but talk or recording thru Bluetooth didn’t worked in my Android devices. It seems to a problem of bluetooth protocol compatibility.

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This device displays bluetooth battery state on iOS state bar on screen, I can use it for my music and talk controller on the street. Actually connection quality is not good for while moving, it is continuously tickering by shortley lose audio packet.

Audio quality is little bit strange in lower frequency. There’s less bass, but high frequency is too much. I can hear well most of voices and instruments as like hihat, guitar and violin, but such as drum and bass guitar distorted to less. So I hear music with cheap dynamic open in ear headphones to make it balanced for Hi-Fi.

I don’t think this device is well made, but some people who like me, maybe can enjoying well for handheld portable music and talk device. But not for normal people if you don’t have soldering iron.

Positive features:

  • A2DP, control in single button allowed.
  • No volume control, must be adjusted in host device like iPhone.
  • You can talk if you have iOS device, not for Android – Android can sens mic but not work.
  • Small battery inclued inside, it works about 5 to 6 hours for listening music.
  • iOS can display internal battery how long left on top state bar.
  • iPhone4 works with this.
  • Treble frequency too modulated to higher, bass relatively less.
  • Little bit hard to using on the street while moving anywhere.

Ulefone Paris X pended.

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AlieExpress has some problems in today, most sellers are doing inferior actions for buyers as like lying they are stocked goods. In case of me, RTDT whatever seller gave me they are already stocked Paris X, and I trusted them. So it gone far to an unfunny short dramatic performance.

I just hope minor version of Paris, but it seems to be hard for moment get it on my hand. I just changed my testing SIM for K4000 with new glass film arrived. Actually I don’t hope new jelly case or, TPU case for K4000, there’s totally not exists for it even Paris or Paris X.

I need remember myself for there’s nothing like better then price in value. Just 110 USD smartphone is jsut for that price. nothing to better.

And my shopping funs for AliExpress may done for soon. They are too many  delinquency doing today. Really bad asses.

An utility adaptor extends your laptop SD slot as a drive.

I bought this adaptor in AliExpress at 0.85 USD per a piece for extend my storage for old Lenovo E120 laptop. My laptop was installed 320GB 7.2K rpm HDD but changed it for 240GB SSD. Performance naturally increased but I lost about 100GB of storage, So I wanted extend more storage with my laptop SD slot.

Most of laptop SD slot has not full size depth for easily pull out SD card from slot with your fingers, actually it is a kind of  manufacturer’s cost reduction. So most of modern laptop has short depth SD slot and normal SD card may half of body exposed out from SD slot, and it became a issue of broken SD card or slot while you are moving your laptop in your hand or bag.

So I have a plan to use this SD slot for adaptabled extending storage with safe sized micro SD adaptor, and I found one in AliExpress.

Delivery was really hell, I need to wait for more a month – Actually it arrived in 45 days after I paid. And limited compatibles SDXC manufacturer was disappointed me. This adaptor not recognized with Transcend SDXCs. Only works with all under size of 32GB, or Sandisk’s 64GB. I don’t like to use Samsung or Sandisk – they are expensive junk. But there’s no choice to me – and I’d put an expensive trash to this adaptor in my SD slot. It just works well in very slow speed – reading about 30MB/sec and writing is about under 15MB/sec. What a beautiful junk of bad company? It is marked as UHS-1. Expensive than Transcend, and performance is half. Life ? It’s TLC. What I expect?

I don’t recommend buy this for your MacBook. It definitely not fit your SD slot. Also most of laptop also has same problem in depth – It is too short for them, I was need to modify structure of this litttle junk.

If I score this, I will give 2 of 5.