Android N8000 [MTK6575]
Have not been to China for a while, recently (around end May'2012) happen to drop-by HK, was thinking to get an Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) phone since my current Sony Xperia Arc LT15i is kind of old and still running on older Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. (Note: Later Sony released so I upgraded to official Android 4 ICS platform ).
So I went over to my regular phone shop at Sincere Podium 先達廣場, he recommended me this China-made no-brand "Android 4" phone straight away .... yes this 5" nice & cool looking white phone has no other brand/model name, just the name "Android" at the back . Honestly when I first saw it, I was like: what the .. .. it looks just like the Samsung Note, only slightly half a cm smaller.
After playing around for a while, I'm quite surprise for few things:
- Built quality really not bad: curving/design/material feel nicely done; back cover, battery, SIM & MicroSD insertion slots fit & smooth !
- The MTK6575 Dual-core 1Ghz CPU is responsive!
- The screen colour & display is really good, colour saturation is much better than those previous China-made mobile which I've seen which usually over/under exposed
- Pre-loaded with latest Android 4 ICS, able to go Play Store download things without any issue!
- Full features: Internal 512MB + 2GB space, MicroSD slot, Dual SIMs, GPS, WiFi+Tethering, VPN, BlueTooth, etc ....
Quite impressive I must say, so I bought one back to hotel, insert a local broadband SIM (from my HK friend) and walah, internet+PPS+YouTube+downloading gao-gao over the weekend in HK happily without any problem !
Googling around can easily find lots of information and YouTube about this product, eg this YouTube video (in France) show the exact phone that I bought !
Complete with manual, 2 x batteries, hands-free kit, USB charger
Actual size compared to iPhone 3GS & Sony Xperia Arc LT15i
Side-by-side (size-by-size) with Sony Xperia Arc
Already comes with internal 512MB + 2GB space, it offer 2 x SIM cards + another MicroSD slot --> typical standard for China-made phone !
SIM1 for 3/4G with broadband access, SIM2 for normal GSM phone-call-only SIM card
Latest Android 4 ICS
(Note: After I bought this N8000, I manage to upgrade my Xperia LT15i to ICS, also rooted it )
Screen display is really good, one of the best I've seen on those China-made phone
Also I'm quite surprise with the overall finishing, the back cover feel just nice to hold the phone, pull/insert the cover is fit & smooth, just like from those branded phone manufacturer !
Analog TV with build-in antenna is also part of standard feature for China-made phone (Note: TV show not clear because it's indoor)
Access & download from Android PlayStore no problem !
Also tested some widget update no issue
Test playing PPS :
Test playing YouTube :
Test GPS chipset with Google map (around Tmn Mayang area) :
Overall I'm satisfied with this phone, one of the toy to keep & play around for some time !