The $145 Neo N003 is the world’s cheapest quad-core phone with a 5-inch 1080p display

by: Bams SadewoMarch 8, 2013


Not more than a few short months ago, we saw the first smartphone to sport a 1080p display, the HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA), hit the market. This was quickly followed by the introduction of more high-end phones that boast similar full HD panels, with “high-end” being the keyword here.

The Neo N003, which we first reported in December, changes all this. Back then it didn’t have a price tag attached to its name and specs yet, but now we’ve found out that it’ll be offered at an amazingly low price of $145… in China.

In addition to its 5-inch full HD display (1,920 x 1080 resolution), the Neo N003 is expected to come with a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The rest of the known specs so far include 1GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. All in all, it’s definitely a great price for the package that you’ll be getting.

It’s too bad that there’s no word yet on when the N003 will be released, but we hear that a higher-end model will also be up for grabs soon. We’ll keep you posted.

  • Bone

    Shaky specs for fullHD. This one, albeit more costly, features the S4 Pro set and an epic 4500mAh battery. :D

    • Comparing $145 with $400

      • Bone

        Comparing one that will lag with one that won’t but still come affordable.

        • Then I’d go with Nexus 4 (Dev community, updates, support)

        • John

          Bone, you’re rich. Most of us don’t have money to spend like you do.

    • Looks like a better iPhone.

  • Impressive!

  • Alain Lafond

    Sorry, but where did you get the $145.00 price tag?

    You can buy it Chine from AliExpress for a price between $350 and $400.00.
    Would really love to know where.

  • MasterMuffin

    Little overclocking and that might be pretty snappy for 145$!

  • vickyjay

    @disqus_HVuUjjmCYP:disqus can you help me get the one you suggested ………..1.9ghz clocked ……… how can i get that one

  • onigz

    if the price is real, it would be a hit in the pihlippines

  • ahhh my eyes!!

  • ColostomyTempleton

    But 150.00 HKD = 12.97 GBP

  • Ankit

    this one is coming to India at a similar price..I think around 160$

  • I sold my Galaxy Note I (N7000), got a tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(N8000) for the same price, around U$650 here in Brazil (usually costs U$900), and now I will buy a really good Chinese smartphone 5.7″ HD, quad core CPU, 1GB RAM, 3600 mAh battery for U$200.

    How I almost do everything on my Galaxy Note 10.1, I sold my Sony Vaio 15, 6″ i3 4GB notebook for U$750, got a basic Samsung notebook for U$320 and uses like 2 times a week.

    So, in the end I still have money in my pocket and I am happy.