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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1701 (permalink)
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Do you have any further update/comments to make on your experience on Samsung vis-a-vis the HTC? A qualitative feedback on what you feel is good/bad in Samsung/HTC would be very useful.

Have you used ZTE/Huawei/Newman/Lenovo to make a first-hand comparison?

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The custom UI between Samsung and HTC is pretty much a personal choice. HTC Desire V is very easy to root, but Samsung S DUOS has European warranty. I personally find the Galaxy stands out to be the better phone. The software is better adapted and overall experience is very good. And it's on path to be upgraded OTA to Jelly bean soon. The battery is outstanding.

I have used the U960 and Lenovo A60 before, as well as Motorola XT532. In my opinion all three are not as good as the HTC Desire V or Galaxy S DUOS simply because their software is too outdated and not optimized for ICS/Jelly Bean.

ZTE seems to have better dual sim features, but honestly I don't particularly find the so call Dual Sim Full Active functions useful as the change of me getting two calls simultaneously is very small, and when that happens I still have voicemail features on both of my numbers anyway. Running 2 radio at once also drains the battery quickly too.

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1702 (permalink)
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The Dual Sim Galaxy Note 2 is officially released in China now. For anyone who s looking for the best of Android Dual Sim this is the one.
The specs is the same as the Standard Galaxy Note 2 ( quad core 1.6ghz etc), in addition the dual sim features. It's a power machine.
Rather unfortunately, The big problem of this phone is that it comes without google services( gmail, play, YouTube) It's not clear if its easy to root / install custom rom but the track record of Chinese version galaxy note rootability is not good.
I m hoping this phone will be available outside China as Galaxy Note DUOS at some stage though I m not holding my hopes up.

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The Dual Sim Galaxy Note 2 is officially released in China now. For anyone who s looking for the best of Android Dual Sim this is the one.
The specs is the same as the Standard Galaxy Note 2 ( quad core 1.6ghz etc), in addition the dual sim features. It's a power machine.
Rather unfortunately, The big problem of this phone is that it comes without google services( gmail, play, YouTube) It's not clear if its easy to root / install custom rom but the track record of Chinese version galaxy note rootability is not good.
I m hoping this phone will be available outside China as Galaxy Note DUOS at some stage though I m not holding my hopes up.


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That's a distinct possibility, because Samsung usually does it's dual-SIM phones for SE Asia as well, like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. Where Google is not restricted.
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That's a distinct possibility, because Samsung usually does it's dual-SIM phones for SE Asia as well, like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. Where Google is not restricted.
That's what I m hoping for, but Samsung has in the past advertised dual sim range as DUOS model outside China to hint international release, so far this model is solely advertised as a variant of Galaxy Note for Chinese release. That's why I m not holding my hopes up.

Samsung s dual sim handling software is the most efficient one i have seen, If this model is release as a DUOS overseas, it's simply a must have. (Whatever the price!)
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One SIM is GSM for China Mobile and China Unicom, other SIM is CDMA for China Telecom. Available only in China AFAIK.
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That's a distinct possibility, because Samsung usually does it's dual-SIM phones for SE Asia as well, like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. Where Google is not restricted.
Are you sure it is really dual sim?
I mean...is it dual sim dual standby or dual sim dual active?
For me both way are ok. I only hope that it's not like that you have a normal sim slot and a microsim slot and you have to choose whether to use one of the other sim.
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i've bought an huawei from them, but after knew that is out of stock they offer to me an upper choice at the same price. but because some features, i've refused. so they refund me at the same time.

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Does anyone know NGM WEMOVE LEGEND?? I think is one of the best dual sim (DSDS)... what do you think about it?
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I apologize now if this thread has already answered this question, but I'm finding it difficult to find a straight answer. I am in the US and us AT&T's pay as you go phone service using a sim in a standard cell phone. I also have an AT&T data sim in a tablet for use on the 3G network. I would like to get a dual sim smartphone that allows for one sim to be used for voice and one sim to be used for data. I would like them to both be active. For example, I would like the data sim to be online at all times checking email and I want the voice sim online at all times listening for incoming calls/ and receiving sms/mms messages. Is this possible? Would dual sim dual standby work for this purpose or do I need dual sim dual active?

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I apologize now if this thread has already answered this question, but I'm finding it difficult to find a straight answer. I am in the US and us AT&T's pay as you go phone service using a sim in a standard cell phone. I also have an AT&T data sim in a tablet for use on the 3G network. I would like to get a dual sim smartphone that allows for one sim to be used for voice and one sim to be used for data. I would like them to both be active. For example, I would like the data sim to be online at all times checking email and I want the voice sim online at all times listening for incoming calls/ and receiving sms/mms messages. Is this possible? Would dual sim dual standby work for this purpose or do I need dual sim dual active?

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So, what you're saying is that even though I'm not listening for calls on both sims simultaneously and I'm only using data on one all the time and listening for calls on the other, I still need an Dual Active instead of a Dual Standby?
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So, what you're saying is that even though I'm not listening for calls on both sims simultaneously and I'm only using data on one all the time and listening for calls on the other, I still need an Dual Active instead of a Dual Standby?
Dual Sim Full Active
If you need for both sims to be online ALWAYS that means even when making a call on SIM1, SIM2 can meanwile recive calls/SMS/use internet, YES then you will need Dual Sim Full Active. I personly know about two phones supporting that: the ZTE U960 and the HTC T528w

Dual Standby
If you need for both sims to be online always EXCEPT when making a call from any one of the SIM's, then Dual Standby is fine (for MT6575 and MT6577 chipsets). That means, that you can be online on the internet with one sim, and both sims can still recive calls, SMS and so on. When you make/recive a call from SIM1 and use internet on SIM2, the internet connection will be disconnectet, and reconnect after end of call.
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So, what you're saying is that even though I'm not listening for calls on both sims simultaneously and I'm only using data on one all the time and listening for calls on the other, I still need an Dual Active instead of a Dual Standby?
DSDA
Is like two separate phones fit into one case.

DSDA

Is just like using a dual sim adaptor or similar

There is another alternative to dualsim phone is G-mate
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Is just like using a dual sim adaptor or similar
I don't agree - with an adaptor you have to switch between sims, and only one is online at the time. With Dual Standby both sims are online in all other situations then when on in active in a call (that goes for MT6575 and MT6577 anyway).
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EmilF - Thank you! This is exactly the conflicting information I'm finding online. In a dual standby phone, both sims listen for incoming calls all the time. That is clear. The conflicting info I am getting while researching online is what happens to Sim1 when one Sim2 is using 3g to communicate online. As long as Sim1 is always listening for calls/sms/mms while Sim2 is browsing the web or downloading email, then I don't care if Sim2 is turned off for a few minutes if you're on a phone call with Sim1. As long as Sim2 resumes operation automatically once Sim1 disconnects the call.


Using this configuration I will be able to use a 10 cent/min talk sim with an 2GB monthly data sim for half the price of a monthly smartphone talk/data plan from the same provider.

One last question - is it possible in Android to designate Sim2 as the only data sim to be used?

Thank you again!
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Using this configuration I will be able to use a 10 cent/min talk sim with an 2GB monthly data sim for half the price of a monthly smartphone talk/data plan from the same provider.

One last question - is it possible in Android to designate Sim2 as the only data sim to be used?

Thank you again!
If you go for a MT6575 / MT6577 phone, yes you can. On those phone you have the option to choose what sim that will use data and 3G service (the other sim will operate on 2G). You can also choose to use a default sim card for SMS/Calls or to be asked for each SMS/Call.

You can see the dual sim menu that is standard for MT6577 here on the ZTE V970: ZTE V970 Review (User review)

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Anyone got any thoughts on the MTK6589 phones

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Hello everybody,
does anyone know whare to buy this fantastic dual sim Samsung NOTE II N7102?
It's related only with Chinese market but I believe we can buy it also from europe from some reseller online.

Do you have any idea?
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does anyone know whare to buy this fantastic dual sim Samsung NOTE II N7102?
It's related only with Chinese market but I believe we can buy it also from europe from some reseller online.

Do you have any idea?
You may be able to, but it will almost certainly be a grey import. Which basically means no warranty from Samsung, and no software updates from Samsung either AFAICT. Also the one's intended for the Mainland are Googleless, unless you change the ROM or manage to install Play and other Google apps via rooting or whatever.
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I have a work phone (calls & text only) and personal phone for everything else. Originally was going to get rid of the personal phone (One X) and put the sim in a nexus 7 but carrying the nexus around would be a pain in the ass as it's abit big to fit in a pocket.

Looking at getting a dual sim phone now instead and the main options seem to be HTC Desire V or Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with either or know of any better models due to be released soon? I know there is a Samsung Note 2 dual sim and a S3 dual sim due out but as far as I can see only planned to be released in china?

I don't play games or watch videos on the phone (with the exception of odd thing on youtube) mainly only calls, texts and social networks/general internet browsing and possibly will use it as a music player

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Have been playing with the phone for last 3-4 days and am really pleased. Have used Viewsonic V350 and Moto XT532 in the past and S Duos is miles ahead of the other two.

Two things are bothering me though:

1. There is no LED notification: Really strange Samsung decided not to have it.

2. The Dialer app: Given that a dual sim phone is primarily used to allow calling from two sims, I am baffled by the UI design of the Dialer app. Once you click on the Dialer app, it takes you to the "Keypad" screen. Here you have the possibility to dial a number from Sim 1 or Sim 2 but unfortunately you don't get any option on any other screen (e.g. you are on "Call Log" screen and want to redial a previously dialed/missed/received call but you cant choose which sim to dial out from as it uses the default sim). Likewise, if you search for a contact and then click on the phone symbol, it again does not given you an option to choose which sim to dial out from but uses the default sim.

I am pretty annoyed by the above two features. Wonder how others are coping?
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Hi Shane welccome to Android Forums. I've moved your post into the Best dual-SIM Android phone thread. Here there's plenty of good information about these devices, you might want to read through.

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I have a work phone (calls & text only) and personal phone for everything else. Originally was going to get rid of the personal phone (One X) and put the sim in a nexus 7 but carrying the nexus around would be a pain in the ass as it's abit big to fit in a pocket.

Looking at getting a dual sim phone now instead and the main options seem to be HTC Desire V or Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with either or know of any better models due to be released soon? I know there is a Samsung Note 2 dual sim and a S3 dual sim due out but as far as I can see only planned to be released in china?
I believe these phones are only released here in China and SE Asia.

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Have been playing with the phone for last 3-4 days and am really pleased. Have used Viewsonic V350 and Moto XT532 in the past and S Duos is miles ahead of the other two.

Two things are bothering me though:

1. There is no LED notification: Really strange Samsung decided not to have it.

2. The Dialer app: Given that a dual sim phone is primarily used to allow calling from two sims, I am baffled by the UI design of the Dialer app. Once you click on the Dialer app, it takes you to the "Keypad" screen. Here you have the possibility to dial a number from Sim 1 or Sim 2 but unfortunately you don't get any option on any other screen (e.g. you are on "Call Log" screen and want to redial a previously dialed/missed/received call but you cant choose which sim to dial out from as it uses the default sim). Likewise, if you search for a contact and then click on the phone symbol, it again does not given you an option to choose which sim to dial out from but uses the default sim.

I am pretty annoyed by the above two features. Wonder how others are coping?
1. never had such LED notification (or turned it off) so im not missing it
2. This behaviour is not very comfortable and I can agree, that its little strange. I hope, that in new 4.1 JB it will be somehow rearranged.

Screen that show up in Dialer app depends on what screen you used last time.

What bothers me much more is SD card behaviour. Why on earth did they such thing ... Its not possible to move app2sd card in normal way. The internal memory is quite small (cca 1Gb.. or such...). So the SD card can be used only as a storage of data (pics, music, docs or whatever). If you install some navigation software, put in some maps.. hey hou ... the memory is full. No more space to install more apps.
Hope this will be fix with Jelly Bean too. Or its related more to TouchWiz than OS ?
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1. never had such LED notification (or turned it off) so im not missing it
2. This behaviour is not very comfortable and I can agree, that its little strange. I hope, that in new 4.1 JB it will be somehow rearranged.

Screen that show up in Dialer app depends on what screen you used last time.

What bothers me much more is SD card behaviour. Why on earth did they such thing ... Its not possible to move app2sd card in normal way. The internal memory is quite small (cca 1Gb.. or such...). So the SD card can be used only as a storage of data (pics, music, docs or whatever). If you install some navigation software, put in some maps.. hey hou ... the memory is full. No more space to install more apps.
Hope this will be fix with Jelly Bean too. Or its related more to TouchWiz than OS ?
See following link on xda developers forum and you'll get more info on app2sd

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1912654

Has anyone tried BLN (Backlight Notification) on S Duos?

Also, is there any news on JB upgrade and what all modifications would be available? I am considering returning my Galaxy S Duos and go for HTC Desire V as it has LED notification, a proper Dialer app, Rooting is easy, app2SD is ok even though there is no plan for JB!

S Duos fans: Please convince me to stick to S Duos!!
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i just got my jiayu g3 delivered to me.....my first reaction is that the device is much lighter than i anticipated and also the battery claim of 2750mah seems to be a fraud.....drains out much quicker and also gets charged pretty quickly with the supplied 500mA , 5V charger.....

overall the build quality is good and the screen is very sharp and very clear....The phone came with Google installed so i don't have much need to root it at the moment....

One more thing...can anyone tell me how to find out if the screen is protected with gorilla glass ??? It looks like plastic to me and there is no way it can crack a walnut ....
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OK guys and girls I hope you'll be able to help me with some smart advice here.
I'm looking for dual (standby) SIM 3G Android telephone, which will not break my budget. That means I'm looking for something in the range up to $100 including shipping (to USA). What I found so far on eBay is:

- Dash Blue D130 or D170
- Cubot (with 3.5" screen)
- Some noname brand: Unlocked Dual Sim 3G Mobile GPS WiFi Cell Phone Google Android Market Smartphone | eBay
- Another one with Android 4: Unlocked 3 5 Dual Sim GSM Mobile Capacitive Android Phone 3G WiFi White T Mobile | eBay
- or something like this: 2 3 Android 3 G Smartphone with MTK6573 4 0 inch WVGA Screen Dual Sim White | eBay

All in all, I don't need anything fancy, GPS would be nice but can live without it, definitely not analogue TV reception, but reliable phone that works decently under $100. If you have any other proposal or suggestion for a online shop that does deliver to USA, be free to suggest. Thanks a lot in advance.
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OK guys and girls I hope you'll be able to help me with some smart advice here.
I'm looking for dual (standby) SIM 3G Android telephone, which will not break my budget. That means I'm looking for something in the range up to $100 including shipping (to USA). What I found so far on eBay is:

- Dash Blue D130 or D170
- Cubot (with 3.5" screen)
- Some noname brand: Unlocked Dual Sim 3G Mobile GPS WiFi Cell Phone Google Android Market Smartphone | eBay
- Another one with Android 4: Unlocked 3 5 Dual Sim GSM Mobile Capacitive Android Phone 3G WiFi White T Mobile | eBay
- or something like this: 2 3 Android 3 G Smartphone with MTK6573 4 0 inch WVGA Screen Dual Sim White | eBay

All in all, I don't need anything fancy, GPS would be nice but can live without it, definitely not analogue TV reception, but reliable phone that works decently under $100. If you have any other proposal or suggestion for a online shop that does deliver to USA, be free to suggest. Thanks a lot in advance.

I would suggest you to stay away from 'noname' chinese clone phones....At your budget i would suggest you to buy Lenovo A60+ have a look here
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Thanks, well I was thinking along the same line when it comes to "NoName" brand, anyway, shipping is additional $25, so I looked around and found Wholesale Android mobile Android tablets by cheap price in FCT site and some more Lenovo's around the same price there, like A690, A300 and even A780. What about those compared to A60?
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I suggested A60+ based on your budget limit.... if you can increase you budget a bit, then there are much better phones from Lenovo, ,like the A789, From Huawei there is U8836D which are much better options.... I am currently using Jiayu G3 and very happy with the performance till now
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I'm looking for a Dual Sim phone. I currently have a HTC Desire, so i want the new one at least with the same hardware (1ghz,512mb ram,Wifi,gps,etc). Don't want to Root it, or play games on it, only browsing with 3G and WiFi, and listen to music 6-8 Hours a day, so it would be nice enough to charge only once a day. I live in Hungary, and what i can get for the desire is like 130$, so i can spend circa 200$ on the new one. What do you suggest?
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I suggested A60+ based on your budget limit.... if you can increase you budget a bit, then there are much better phones from Lenovo, ,like the A789, From Huawei there is U8836D which are much better options.... I am currently using Jiayu G3 and very happy with the performance till now
OK, let's say I raise the bar to $150 with shipping I've just visited **********.com site and in that price range I can easily fit in Lenovo A750, A780 or even A789. So, what would be best buy in up to $150 range, and I really don't want to go beyond that.
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Hy All!

I'm looking for a Dual Sim phone. I currently have a HTC Desire, so i want the new one at least with the same hardware (1ghz,512mb ram,Wifi,gps,etc). Don't want to Root it, or play games on it, only browsing with 3G and WiFi, and listen to music 6-8 Hours a day, so it would be nice enough to charge only once a day. I live in Hungary, and what i can get for the desire is like 130$, so i can spend circa 200$ on the new one. What do you suggest?
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i would suggest you Lenovo P700i. It has very big battery and it would suit you perfectly.
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OK, let's say I raise the bar to $150 with shipping I've just visited **********.com site and in that price range I can easily fit in Lenovo A750, A780 or even A789. So, what would be best buy in up to $150 range, and I really don't want to go beyond that.

I think Lenovo A789 is best suited for you. It is $139 in etotalk but you need to pay a bit extra for shipping. You might also want to check the prices in merimobiles.com.
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OK, let's say I raise the bar to $150 with shipping I've just visited **********.com site and in that price range I can easily fit in Lenovo A750, A780 or even A789. So, what would be best buy in up to $150 range, and I really don't want to go beyond that.
I would go for the A789 - it has a dual core cpu that is pretty good. I'v had the A750 and it is great, the A789 is the same only with a better cpu, so I would go for that.
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i would suggest you Lenovo P700i. It has very big battery and it would suit you perfectly.
Nice Thx!
And what do you think about ZTE v970, UMI X1, Jiayu G3, THL W3+, or Amoi N821? As far as i could get with the searching in one day, these phones seems to be the best choices (All the same cpu,gpu, lenovo p700 only has 512mb ram?).
Umi x1 with HD IPS and ~190$ price looks good, but there is Jiayu G3 with Gorilla Glass and 2750mAh battery, but little too big and +~30$. THL W3 only has TFT, as p700 only has 512mb of ram.

To be honest, which one for ~190$ ZTE v970 or Umi X1?

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Nice Thx!
And what do you think about ZTE v970, UMI X1, Jiayu G3, THL W3+, or Amoi N821? As far as i could get with the searching in one day, these phones seems to be the best choices (All the same cpu,gpu, lenovo p700 only has 512mb ram?).
Umi x1 with HD IPS and ~190$ price looks good, but there is Jiayu G3 with Gorilla Glass and 2750mAh battery, but little too big and +~30$. THL W3 only has TFT, as p700 only has 512mb of ram.

To be honest, which one for ~190$ ZTE v970 or Umi X1?

Thx again!
I suggested Lenovo P700i because your major use was internet over Wifi and music....for those functions you need as big a battery as possible and P700i has 2500mah.

In between ZTE V970 and UMI, i would choose ZTE...but having said that but why don't you have a look at Lenovo P770 ? This is one heck of a phone for $299. It has 3500mah battery and is from a well known brand.
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Well, my luck with the Zopo 500 (single core) has run out. The phone crapped itself already, bought it in September. I can't be bothered to sort out warranty from China, so I got a Samsung Galaxy S Duos, that in September was unavailable in Oz.

Hope other Zopo users have better luck.
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I suggested Lenovo P700i because your major use was internet over Wifi and music....for those functions you need as big a battery as possible and P700i has 2500mah.

In between ZTE V970 and UMI, i would choose ZTE...but having said that but why don't you have a look at Lenovo P770 ? This is one heck of a phone for $299. It has 3500mah battery and is from a well known brand.
Lenovo is too expensive for me but it seem awesome.
Now my mind is around the Jiayu G3 again. It's 204$ with shipping+case+card rader+touch pen. HD IPS display, dual core, 2750mAh battery, gorilla glass 2,... what do you think about it?
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Lenovo is too expensive for me but it seem awesome.
Now my mind is around the Jiayu G3 again. It's 204$ with shipping+case+card rader+touch pen. HD IPS display, dual core, 2750mAh battery, gorilla glass 2,... what do you think about it?
I am currently using the Jiayu G3 phone since one month....and till now no problems with it at all....It is pretty good phone and the best thing about it is the graphics and screen resolution of 326dpi.

I would say, go for it !!
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I am currently using the Jiayu G3 phone since one month....and till now no problems with it at all....It is pretty good phone and the best thing about it is the graphics and screen resolution of 326dpi.

I would say, go for it !!
What a relief, thx! Should i choose the black or the iron-silver?
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that is upto your individual tastes!! but everybody likes the metallic silver
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Thank you all for your help. I'll buy A789 after the New Year holidays...
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Currently looking at 2 SIM phones: HTC Desire V ($275) and Samsung Galaxy S Duos ($325). Specs appear to be more or less similar on both. From my research, the HTC Desire V appears to be dual standby. However, I can't figure out if the Galaxy S Duos is also dual standby or if it's dual active. If it's dual active, I think I'd be willing to shell the extra $50 for the Galaxy. If not, I'd just stick to the Desire.

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Another phone I'm considering is the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual ($145). However, I'm seeing conflicting statements on whether it supports dual standby or not. Does anyone here know? Thanks!
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The Sony is single stand-by, you need to switch to receive calls. I haven't used the HTC, but replaced my Zopo 500 with the Samsung S Duos. VERY happy with the Duos, the touchwiz interface suits me well and the phone does everything I need from it, plus the screen is awesome.

If you carrier's frequency range is supported, the Duos is probably the best dual sim right now.
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I am sorry to go a bit off topic

how would you rate this

its a 4" android with 4.03 and a MTK6515 chipset 1ghz

Ebay item number 230903384070

i just need a phone for sms , some skype text , and MP3 player and basic web browsing and a few basic apps like kik , ebay etc

currently ive got a samsung galaxy nexus but i just want to try one of these cheapies as im afraid i will lose my current phone when i go out i always leave it home

It seems as if the Chinese can cover there tracks and every review is great lol
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The Dual Sim Galaxy Note 2...
Rather unfortunately, The big problem of this phone is that it comes without google services( gmail, play, YouTube)
Problem? Quite the contrary. It's best to not get factory apps.

When an Android comes from the factory with an app installed, the user loses control, and is forced to keep the app at the cost of precious internal storage. These apps cannot be removed.

I'm glad you pointed this out about the Galaxy, because I'm looking for DSFA phone that has as few compulsory factory-installed garbage apps as possible.

Are there any other DSFA phones out there that do not have:
* gmail
* facebook
* youtube
* play
* other similar permanent craplets
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