Best DUAL SIM android phone?

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  1. titomi

    titomi Member

  2. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    This looks promising! I ve checked the chinese website in the link it's definitely dual GSM. Does anyone know of retailers that ship it to the Europe?

    Also, I ve come across this puppy ZTE V821ZTE V821 - Full phone specifications ZTE is a good manufacturer.
    seems like a rather good alternative to the Motorola XT317 (that no one seem to be able to verify it even exist).

    Edit: ZTE V821 is not actually a 3G phone so out of questions
  3. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    Same holds for XT531: only single sim
  4. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    I think the LG P698 is already on sale in brazil (dont think its on general sale in China), but i dont understand the language and cant tell if the retailers ship it internationally. Does anyone able to see if the P698 can be bought form outside brazil?

    This looks like a really comparable phone to the dual sim version of XT531, except there is not much detail about the XT531 dual sim version release date at the moment.
  5. Crake

    Crake Well-Known Member

    Anyone knows a forum with tips, roms and discussions about the new Gigabyte gSmart G1345??
    Thanks in advance.
  6. ingeras

    ingeras New Member

    anyone having recent experience with android-sales or another similar site ? ( *****.com? ) thanks
  7. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    I disagree: XT53X has secondary camera, has flash and has 3.5" screen vs 3.2 of LG. And the sizes are nearly identical. So i would always prefer XT53X
  8. Mr.Baggins

    Mr.Baggins Member

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  9. pirracas77

    pirracas77 Member

  10. Crake

    Crake Well-Known Member

  11. smurfOnE

    smurfOnE Well-Known Member

    eBay is not the place to buy a dual-sim phone, and then expect support. There's a lot of junk floating around out there (plus a lot of that junk has bogus specs). The reason reputable brands are important is first because you can expect support standards to be suitable for the marketplace of a developed country -- and only secondly you want a trusted name to stake their reputation on the quality of the device. If you're buying from eBay, you might as well go for a Chinese generic.

    Having ruled out eBay, the competing makers are Motorola, Lenovo, Viewsonic, Gigabyte, and Philips (shown on the wiki).

    It's also interesting to note that the UK has a seven year implied warranty, and Viewsonic has chopped their warranty down by packaging an explicit 1 year warranty. I see that as an indicator of how little confidence these big names have in putting their brand on a Chinese product.
  12. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    This doesnt look half bad, and the price is low.
    it seems every other potential model from known manufacturer like MOTO XT531,MOTO XT317, LG P698 are not really available.
  13. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    I think it really depends. a lot of the dual sim device are simply not released in Europe, and I won't just rule out ebay completely. the Alcatel 913D on ebay seems pretty reliable.
  14. pirracas77

    pirracas77 Member

    I think the same, dual sim device are simply not released in Europe
  15. pirracas77

    pirracas77 Member

    do not be fooled, Philips mobile is not a Netherland brand anymore. It is ???????????? since several years ago. The same for Lenovo, Gigabyte, Alcatel etc....All of them have a brand chinese behind.
    In my opinion, only Motorola is a brand that we can trust for this group of dual sim...
  16. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    How about the HDC Evo 3D dual sim?

    Specs look good. On the downside: no GPS and the brand is unknown to me.

    It would be a nice replacement for my T8888 which microphone died yesterday ;(
  17. Bakske

    Bakske Member

    My new V350 has arrived today, it's a brand new device (other EMEI and serial number than the one I sent in), the model number is the same though: VS14032 - V350_1BVA0EU1_01.

    No black lines so far! :)
  18. Mr.Baggins

    Mr.Baggins Member

    Excuse me, I don't.
    I'm from Russia so Russian and Ukraine forums're enougth for me. According to Rusian and Ukraine owners G1345 has problems with battery, loud speaker, microphone and microSD-card. Also nobody does't know how to get root on this phone.
    At this moment my choice is Lenovo A60. I couldn't find out any negative reviewes about it. I'm waiting reviews about LG P698. It's appeared on some Ukraine (preorder) and Latvian (shipping only around Latvia) on-line shops.
  19. polvo

    polvo Active Member

    Hi, it is a pity :(, I hope my will last little longer, how long have you had it?

    I have one question regarding testing CHN app and battery life in T8888 - U wrote about that few days ago, how many +% (or minutes/hours) did you get after uninstalling it?

    Update about my T8888:

    - sensors are all OK
    - angry birds are OK, except some "rich graphic" levels, if you zoom it, then it is usually OK

    - U can switch off your phone, it will start the phone and then the alarm in the morning, moreover it saves battery life, htc cannot do it, i heart, gigabyte also cannot - I know that grom my old gsmart

    - I found my phone few times switched off, dont know why, but it is OK now

    - when I did a little more complicated settings I was forced to unmount battery to switch off the phone few times

    - 3G with no problem, for Oruxmaps you have to update your db files with Oruxmapsdesktop software, it is quick fix of 2 bite problem in db files (it shows you error "Update your maps in....")

    - I have problem with my external bluetooth gps holuxm1200 in IGO, cannot find solution by now, may be it is IGO problem, cause it is ok in oruxmaps, where is the option to switch external gps module

    - battery is drained really quickly if streaming video from 3G - it surprised me badly a lot when I was going home by public transport, I did not try movies and mp3 by now - I have to check it

    - general advice from my friend is to buy really quick sd card, it is worth its price, so I am waiting for my salary :))

    - sometimes it seems to me that battery indicator lies...?

    - generally I am very satisfied, but battery issues are still living dead... - I did not try second battery :p ..

  20. drsnuggles

    drsnuggles Well-Known Member

    I had the phone two months before the microphone died. If you remove the chinese app, you will get a day easily from the phone because it can use sleep mode.
    That's because there is a bug in the phone which causes black screens. It seems to be related with bad coverage. There is another bug: wifi on while the phone goes into sleep mode: this causes restarts and maybe the black screens as well. Tip: don't use wifi but just 3G. Firmware 1.07 is supposed to be more stable, so less black screens.
    The battery is nearly empty if it reaches 65%. Within 30 minutes it can be empty. Just treat 65% as 5%.
    Hope yours doesn't die, I'm using my old nokias again.
  21. smurfOnE

    smurfOnE Well-Known Member

    It makes no difference where HQ sits. Philips has lots of business in Europe selling lots of different appliances, so they're just as compelled to fully comply with European consumer protection standards as any company that resides in the EU. Same for Lenovo. Lenovo used to make the highest quality notebooks on the market. While IBM's sale of Lenovo brought them down a bit, they have the same pressure to maintain a standard that the EU will accept. They cannot afford to have the EU block their exports to Europe.

    But if something comes from eBay, or is shipped direct from some Chinese warehouse, the seller has little motivation to deliver something that's to a high standard. The EU doesn't care if a one-off transaction goes sour - they're too big to be concerned with small numbers.
  22. pirracas77

    pirracas77 Member

    Talking about Lenovo A60, there is no a trust site where you can buy it apart of ebay or chinese webs... unfortunatelly it is the only way to buy this kind of devices for the moment in EU.
  23. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    try hotmid, they are quite reliable.
  24. kingcedz

    kingcedz Well-Known Member

    does the Ukraine website u mentioned about LG P698 ship to UK? can you post the link?
    I have one concern of the P698, on their chinese website it states the connectivity is EDGE and GPRS. so it might not be a 3G dual sim.

    Lenovo A60 seems ok, but i cant find much custom ROM support from Dev. And the phone s pretty useless if cant root given that it doesnt even has Android Market in stock build.
  25. pwel

    pwel Well-Known Member

    Just bought a W7272. Will let you know how it performs.

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