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Classifying Chinese budget smartphones of mine.

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There’s many budget smartphones in the World. I was collected and tested them by myself, my money. And I could got the enlightenment. So I rearrange here to what is profit or loss from you or my life.

Profits

It will be depends on your or my life style, if you have no plan to buy new iPhone now or in the future. My case is simple, I don’t have plan to buy new iPhone – I just still using iPhone 5 64GB now – but demanded large screen with using free SIM card change anytime and limit to use data usage, and have to experience with non-iOS platforms with low cost in middle ranged hardware.

Chinese budget smartphones are really cheap in price average in 100 USD with free shipping cost but sometimes really slow to get on my hand. There’s almost no NFC (but HOTKNOT with Mediatek, but I don’t know how to use it still now), no useful sensors without Accelerometer, Proximity and Light. GPS is random luck.

Losses

It’s like a game of Russian Roulette with half filled with bullets in cylinder. We don’t know what’s bad or good until it used be self. I recommend to understand it is just like ‘I didn’t expected at all, but it is better than disappointed’. There’s many manufacturer in China and don’t know what company is better or not except famous like Hwa-wei, ZTE, Xiaomi, Lenovo or Meizu. It may just consider about price, minimal functions to I can use it for my minimal life – talk, messages, games, maps while walking.

 

NOT recommended companies

Before you read this, must be understand these companies are not public judgement of good or not. It was judged by myself.

Oukitel

This company making totally useless mass in everyday. Don’t be fooled by pictures or outer shape. They don’t have any minimal knowledgement about design of mold. Most of metal frames not jointed well, easily broken plastic back shell by impact. It is not like their presentations. Even 3.5 pi headphone standard is for old EU – You can not use your previous mic-headphone for their smartphones. Software optimization? Don’t expect, they don’t do that even their sources belong to AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Beware this company if you have to plan for buying new.

Blackview

This brand name is a mask of paper company. They are not producing any hardware. No quality controls, no services after you bought. Just they are sales junks of sh*t. It also beware like Oukitel.

Ulefone

Actually I am still using Paris and Paris-X but it could not be recommended to other. They don’t have technology level to handle they sold in software. Hardware is Ok for price or durability, but softwares are really junk. You may need understand Android and how to flashing firmware of each NAND blocks, or using modified recovery image. You may need some technical skills to keep using their products.

Leagoo

It’s very famous company what presinstall malwares. Low quality controls like Oukitel. Bad designs to using in lifetime. Totally not recommended.

Homtom

Beware under 100 USD smartphones. Some models can’t use your headphone jack. Bad design skill.

Siswoo

No actions after sale. No service. No update. Need DIY at all.

 

Averages

Doogee

You many plan to buy over 100 USD for get a good smart phone in price. my X5 Pro was not good for touching experience. But F5 was nice except decay of LCD bottom shadow.

Cubot

It is still good for me include uder 100 USD prices, Note S is big screen budget phone to me except GPS errors. Don’t be expected to use as car navigator – it was my only disappointed.

 

Still unknown

UMI

I didn’t try yet this company, but no expect for them. but having a plan for Touch-X.

Vernee

Thor is still in shipping now. I’ve been wait it over a month. really bad shipping problem.

 

Conclusion

Price mean all. Sometimes good chinese smartphone bring profits to us, but important is low expectation of quality. But best choices are among price of 100 USD may no others like.

Beware new ransomware !

Images from google image search.

Images from google image search.

In few days ago, many people encountered new ransomware via some advertisement server in South Korea. Known as most of victims are used their default web browser in Microsoft Windows OS. Such as weak vaccine like V3 Lite not subservient to resist from new big threat.

Most of victims are belong to Internet explorer (versions not a problem) with poor security level such as turnning off UAC in Windows. Getting higher access privilege under versions of Windows 7 is seems not secured than more if not applied latest security patches.

You may not use any version of Internet Explorer and remove or not allow to use Adobe flashplayer without any sandboxing security as like applied in Firefox or google Chrome browser. It must be not dealt with any terrorist.