Chinese phones. Anyone got one?
I know, I know, strictly speaking almost all phones are media in (or around) China. Mrs Dos_Box want's a smartphone as her old Nokia N95 simply isn't cutting it anymore and trying to use the internet on it is...well...it isn't. So I thought I's trawl around and see if I could find a decent second hand Android handset so she can use all of the nice feature I commonly use like Google Sky Map and Maps etc.
So I began to look though eBay and Amazon and was suddenly struck by the sheer amount of cheap Chinese looky-likey handsets you can now get over here - all right, they are sent from China although there are some UK resellers around - for instance:
iPhone looky-likey for £104.99: http://www.amazon.co.uk/STAR-Capacit...8860862&sr=1-1
Samsung Galaxy looky-likey for £109.99: STAR N9770 - 5.08 inch MTK6577 1.2GHz dual core CPU android 4.0.4 ICE CREAM SANDWICH 3G smartphone dual sim 8MP camera WIFI GPS, new google play store and flash player supported, with flip case (black, white): Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
And yes, I am sceptical too, however there are plenty of reviews by people who have brought (and often own the one it is based on) them on there saying all is well. And the specs are good too, especially given the price. Most come with 1Ghz duel core chips and ICS as well as the Play store. What I want to know is if anyone here has either brought one or knows someone who has one and what do they think of them? I may well be making a purchase next month :)*
*Actually, I'll wait until after the Chinese new year now. The whole country shuts down for a week or so for that!