Originally Posted by ZippoM
Originally Posted by oldcpu
Out of curiosity, did you consider the Newman N1 ? My guess thou, the Newman N1's quality of build may not be as good as the phone's you listed. But it does mostly have the equivalent specs at a cheaper price.
No, I haven't consider it as it is completely unknown to me.
A number of Chinese suppliers sell the Newman N1. I first read read about it on Etotalk's site
. Specs are good for the price:
- Newman N1, dual core, 4.3" display (540x960), gorilla glass, 1GB RAM/4GB ROM, camera(s) 8.0MPixel back/0.3MPixel front, 1700mA battery, ~$169.99
... but I could find nothing on the Internet about the company that produces it (in English - I did find a Chinese website: http://bbs.newman.mobi/portal.php
). In contrast to ZTE, Huawii and even ZOPO where there is a fair amount of information on those Chinese smartphone suppliers. Hence I would be worried about quality. There is a very long thread about it on XDA-Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1888501
The Newman N1 did not have the frequency coverage for North American 3G that I was looking for (850MHz) so I struck it off my list for that reason, and I did not pursue further checks into the quality of the phone.