Andi Sykes(11 posts)

When not writing about technology or gadgets you can usually find him searching various 'phone cities' in China for the latest Chinese releases, knock-offs and gadgets.




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ZTE Grand S turns up ahead of launch sporting multiple colour options

by: Andi SykesJanuary 1, 2013
ZTE seems to be just as excited about its super-thin Grand S as we are, so instead of waiting until CES to launch it the company went ahead and held a short preview of the phone at its design offices in Shanghai.
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How to sell a phone: Xiaomi gets 1.3 million orders for 50,000 phones!

by: Andi SykesDecember 21, 2012
This week, Beijing based Xiaomi joined forces with Sina Weibo to test a new method of selling their popular Mi2 on the Twitter like social media platform. The results were pretty phenomenal!
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Neo N003 coming January with quad-core MT6589 CPU and 12MP camera

by: Andi SykesDecember 18, 2012
We've already seen some great phones from Oppo and HTC, and we are expecting some equally impressive 5-inchers from ZTE and Huawei, but these are big brand phones. What about some smaller domestic Chinese brands?
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The Galaxy Galapad is a clone I would be happy to own!

by: Andi SykesDecember 4, 2012
There was a time when a $200 Chinese tablet would be nothing more than an unresponsive touchscreen hot glued to a wobbly casing. But the past few years have seen a huge change and now even the clones are worth buying!
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Carpad F7 could be the world’s cheapest 5.3 inch phone

by: Andi SykesDecember 3, 2012
$200 isn’t a huge amount of money when looking to buy an off contract phone, but if you are willing to take the plunge and buy a Chinese phone you could take home this 5.3 inch, dual-core device from Carpad.
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$103 Beidou Chi with 5-inch screen coming December 4

by: Andi SykesDecember 1, 2012
Beidou has already taken the Chinese phone market by storm with its dual- and quad-core offerings. Now it plans to do the same with the Beidou Chi, a $103 5-inch phone!
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Aocos PX102 Humming Bird 2 is a $200 Asus Transformer alternative

by: Andi SykesNovember 29, 2012
The Asus Transformer range really set the bar for convertible tablets, but their high prices have kept them out of reach of many gadget lovers. If you can’t justify spending the money on an Asus take a look at the Aocos PX102 at just $208!
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China’s Zopo to launch 5.7-inch quad-core Android smartphone mid December

by: Andi SykesNovember 28, 2012
The middle of December seems to be the month for Android in China! Meizu's MX2 will go on sale alongside the Xiaomi TV. Oppo will launch the Find 5, and Zopo has a new 5.7-inch quad-core phone in the pipes!
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Rumor: Xiaomi planning to release an Android-powered smart TV

by: Andi SykesNovember 27, 2012
Chinese startup Xiaomi have hit the headlines quite often over the past few months with their the launch of the quad-core M2 and most recently their announcement of an Android set-top box. Now according to unnamed sources, Xiaomi are looking to produce a feature packed smart TV.
 
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Lenovo P770 launched in China, takes aim at the RAZR MAXX HD

by: Andi SykesNovember 27, 2012
Phone battery life is becoming a more prominent feature when it comes to customers choosing a new phone. While it’s nice to have a quad-core super phone with 12 mega-pixel camera, what’s the use if you're out of juice by lunchtime?
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