Best DUAL SIM android phone?


  1. polvo

    polvo Active Member

  2. NeWbIe_vlc

    NeWbIe_vlc Active Member

  3. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    Update for the T8888 users who want to upgrade the battery life:

    On your phone is an app called "测讯工具". This is a Chinese development tool for calibrating and testing your phone. However, on my phone it drained the battery by not letting the cpu sleep. You can confirm this by checking *#*#4636#*#* -> battery history -> partial wake usage

    If this is the case on your phone:
    -Tryout the secret test mode by dialing *#*#2272#*#*, or some of the other codes: 1, 4248, 4227, 8041.
    -Remove the bloody app: install Root Uninstall. Now with Root Uninstall, make a backup of the Chinese app and uninstall it forever.

    And presto: no more empty batteries without a good reason :).
  4. marchec

    marchec New Member

  5. linux geek

    linux geek Member

    hello Im new here but have just bought an Ouku p800w dual gsm sim phone as my first android device

    android 2.2
    dual sim
    3g
    wifi
    and connects to android market

    was
  6. NeWbIe_vlc

    NeWbIe_vlc Active Member

  7. mediavieja

    mediavieja New Member

  8. cha_indian

    cha_indian Active Member

    Hello, everybody....i have been using my Lenovo A60 from etowalk.com and i am pretty happy with the overall performance. The only thing that does not work is GPS. I asked etotalk about this problem and they asked me to download new ROM from a site. I downloaded all the necessary things from it but the update process is not working according to the instructions they sent. I want to know if anyone updated to a newer ROM for fixing GPS issue ? want to know the correct process to update

    thanks,
    cK
  9. polvo

    polvo Active Member

    Now I have FET T8888 in my hands. My first impressions are:

    - max video resolution 352x288, quality is poor
    - photos are quite nice in 5MP, i shot my LCD screen in poor light, it is well readable
    - everything is smooth by now
    - display is gr8 as was mentioned above
    - for 259$ + 20% VAT it is cool!!
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  10. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    Sounds good! What firmware version do you have? You can check it with settings -> about phone -> build number.
  11. goek

    goek Member

    Hi Cha,

    What site did they send you to for that new ROM?

    I bouth my Lenovo A60 from a different vendor, probably with a different ROM, but I'll let you know if my GPS works. I haven't checked it yet.

    Did you have any problems with calling, language support, or a missing calendar app on your Lenovo?
  12. carletto

    carletto Member

    :eek::eek::eek:

    Max video resolution is very important to me and this resolution is too poor !!! :(:(:(

    I think I still have to wait for a better device ...

    ThaX for your review
  13. polvo

    polvo Active Member

    Hi, I have build number FRG83G, now I am tackling with battery life too :D, I let some synchros on during night, I switched off some synchronizations this morning and I will see, I try some advices mentioned here, may be there is more general forum about energy saving in Android 2.2.2.
  14. polvo

    polvo Active Member

    Hi, I do not have root privileges on T8888 for uninstallling "测讯工具", can you help? Sorry I am quite new in android :(.

  15. Pipofiasco

    Pipofiasco Member

    Hi Goek,

    Do you still have the problems that you descibe above (and also described earlier) with your A60 or are they solved now? What about the language support problem; does this concern the menu language or entry language (keybord)?
    What do you think: should I buy it or not? I'm still hesitating... :confused:

    Thanx!
  16. cha_indian

    cha_indian Active Member


    Thanks for the reply

    they asked me to download from http://115.com
    There asked me to download 4 files.
    I did not have any problem with calling, internet, wifi, Market, etc....all things work properly except GPS
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  17. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Well-Known Member

    Is there any news about the Motorola XT531? Assuming price is reasonable, I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
  18. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    For sure. What you need is to upgrade the software with a modified ROM which gives you Root rights. This will come in handy anyway. The latest modified ROM is 1.08. You said you have version "FRG83G". I don't know this version number. Do you currently find version 1.08 somewhere in the "settings -> about phone" menu? Or do you have a never version already?

    What you need to modify the ROM is:
    -A new ROM, and the QPST software. Register at that forum to see pictures of the QPST software.
    -step-by-step tutorial and the drivers within this tutorial
    -At least 2 hours to do everything.

    Send me a message if you get stuck. It is quite easy if you have done it once. If it gets to complicated, you can downgrade to version 1.07 of the FET ROM. Just put update.zip on your SDcard, reboot into recovery mode and load the update.zip. The only thing is that I don't know for sure if 1.07 doesn't have the Chinese testing app. I would recommend to Root your phone, you can run a lot more powerfull apps on a rooted phone.
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  19. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    Hello all,
    I have been reading this interesting thread since I am looking for a dual sim phone like most of you. I ran into the fundamental discussion on the chipsets used for the phones. On one site, there is the qualcom MSM7227 and the MSM7227-1 turbo (as in the XT531 and G1345). On the other side there is the mediatek MT6573 (650MHz) sets. This guy called Bruno Martins has a forum for the G11i pro where he also publishes new ROMS. This one runs on MT6573. He shows this is quite faster then the MSM7227 (600MHz) as in HD958/T8888. Spefically, the 3D graphics is much better in the G11i. The XT531 with the enhanced turbo and the G1345 come up clearly better.
    However, there is one remark made in the review by Bruno: it seems that when using data connection on SIM1 reverts calls to SIM2 to voicemail. Can someone confirm, and can I see that as a major advantage for the qualcom chipsets?
    Any thought is welcome
  20. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    In this thread is mentioned that the Viewsonic V350 with MSM7227 chipset has the same flaw. The T8888 has the same chipset but does not have this specific flaw. But it could be turned off by viewsonic or something. The chipset supports dual standby while using a data connection.
  21. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    Do you know what the flaw is: if SIM1 is on data, then SIM2 cannot be called for voice. But what about calls to SIM1? Are they possible?
  22. NeWbIe_vlc

    NeWbIe_vlc Active Member

    I have to make an appointment, if the sim1 is using the 2G data for a long time, maybe if you want using the browser with 2g connection, the sim2 coverage is off.

    Only the 3G or H connection don't get off the coverage from the sim2 when we are using data connection.

    Thats on my G1317D and I gues it will be the same on the G1305, G1310 and G1345.

    See you
  23. babatunde23

    babatunde23 Member

    Hi Guys,

    I've gone thru the thread but I can't find the answer I'm looking for..

    Which dual sim ACTIVE phones do you recommend?

    This is the most important feature for me, when I am talking on SIM 1 I need to still receive calls on SIM 2.

    Thanks
  24. NeWbIe_vlc

    NeWbIe_vlc Active Member

    I only know one and is outdated, this were the old DSTL1 and I don`t know any more with two sim radio, maybe someone can correct me.

    Bye
  25. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    At etotalk T8888 is refered to as an Android 2.3 phone. From the eten-users forms I understand it is still 2.2. Can anyone confirm which system it really is?
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