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Look what you can buy in China for $160

  1. ageorgiou
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 10, 2014

  2. arsabanovic
    Honeycomb Dec 10, 2014


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  3. Nettwerk
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014


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  4. ageorgiou
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 10, 2014

    ageorgiou , Dec 10, 2014 :
    If they can sell this phone for 160 dollars one wonders how on earth they are making any money? It makes the OPO look expensive lol.
     

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  5. godlycadaver
    KitKat Dec 10, 2014


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  6. Nettwerk
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014


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  7. benluca
    KitKat Dec 10, 2014


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  8. meatandy
    Oreo Dec 10, 2014

    meatandy , Dec 10, 2014 :
    You get what you pay for!
    Less isn't more. Its less.
     

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  9. arsabanovic
    Honeycomb Dec 10, 2014

    arsabanovic , Dec 10, 2014 :
    Except when buying iPhones :p At least their customer support is rock-hard.
     

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  10. risky1301
    Lollipop Dec 10, 2014


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  11. felix_g0
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014


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  12. Nettwerk
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014

    Nettwerk , Dec 10, 2014 :
    I'm not talking about performance and power. But yeah at this point MTK is slower than Snapdragon especialy graphical GPU. Next problem is Android updates? Why most MTK phones hasn't updates. If you bought with Android 4.x* thats mean it will stays end of life with 4.x*.
    Ask MTK why they don't give a public MTK chipset drivers?
     

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  13. kalali
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014

    kalali , Dec 10, 2014 :
    If they can flood the market with these Chinese phone, it will eventually taking customers away from flagship phones like apple, samsung or LG. At the end of the day a $160 can do most if not all average users want to use the phone for such as phone call, text, internet. This is the same reason why as an iphone user for 7 years, i don't want to spend $700 for the new iphone when i can get opo for $350
     

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  14. netr0pa
    Jelly Bean Dec 10, 2014

    netr0pa , Dec 10, 2014 :
    MTK? haha lol....

    They refuse to give out their code unlike Snapdragon.

    Dodgy as fck? yeah, it is.
     

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  15. felix_g0
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014

    felix_g0 , Dec 10, 2014 :
    For $160 you can buy new phone every year for about the same amount as one OPO.
    New phone -> new Android version.
    Chinese way to do updates :D
     

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  16. ronclon
    Honeycomb Dec 10, 2014

    ronclon , Dec 10, 2014 :
    In my experience with mtk processor phones you will not get updates. The companies will promise updates and then at the last second say "We pushed them back a month" then the next month it's "We only have updates for these few phones and not yours.
    All of the OEM companies are at the mercy of MTK and they won't release sources.
     

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  17. france42
    Honeycomb Dec 10, 2014


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  18. Fred47
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014

    Fred47 , Dec 10, 2014 :
    The old saying still applies...If it sounds too good to be true....then it usually is......lol
     

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  19. amartens181
    KitKat Dec 10, 2014


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  20. felix_g0
    Gingerbread Dec 10, 2014

    felix_g0 , Dec 10, 2014 :
    Few Chinese manufactures who sell their products outside of China do offer updates.
    Meizu and Xiaomi for example will release Lollipop updates:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/meizu_working_on_android_50_lollipop_update_for_its_phones-news-10158.php
    http://www.ibtimes.co.in/android-5-...t-when-will-redmi-1s-owners-get-new-os-614527

    The rest simply cannot afford post sale software support with such slim profit margins.
     

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