Cube i9 review specs and price

Cube i9 review specs and price

Cube i9 was announced earlier this year as a Surface Pro 4 clone, but at half the price. In fact, the Chinese company, already known for launching the tablet hardware equipment / uncommon software (for example was one of the first to present devices with OS Remix), he had assured the marketing in the Chinese market for 2999 ​​yuan , equivalent to 420 euro, but after a few months since its debut price has fallen further.

Cube i9 review specs price

Within a robust chassis fan less magnesium alloy weighing just 970 grams , i9 Cube integrates a display IPS 12.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio), and dual-core Intel Core M3- 6Y30 (Skylake) 1.5 GHz processor with Intel HD 515 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid state storage, expandable with a micro SD card up to 128GB. Other features include a 5 megapixel rear camera and a front 2MP, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0, but what surprises us most is the presence of a port USB 3.1 Type-C still uncommon on Chinese tablets (as well as a HDMI ) and well two 5000 mAh battery is not removable (for a total of 10000 mAh ). Runs on Windows 10.

If a hardware equipment as well fact, we add the presence of a kickstand on the back to be able to also use easily on a desk, a keyboard-cover with a detachable touchpad that (when docked) turns the tablet into a notebook and support for a pen , it is clear that the appellation of “Surface Pro 4 clone” is not so wrong. Cube i9 has technical features and very similar design to the tablet Redmond, but it costs less than half of its entry-level version.

Obviously do not expect the same attention to detail of the Surface Pro 4: The stand is made ​​of metal, for example, but does not have the same quality as the one built into Microsoft tablet and can be swung only in two positions . You can take a look at the live tablet, in our live photos.

Cube i9 is on sale from various Chinese sites at the launch price of 397 Euros only in color Deep Blue with free shipping in Italy choosing “Priority Direct Mail” (10-15 days for delivery). The price does not include the keyboard dock, sold separately at € 49.38 , and the Stylus Pen available in the same shop at 3.99 euro.

Doogee Y300 and X5S reviews: best budget phones

Doogee Y300 review. Doogee X5S review. Let’s start talking about the Y300 – designwise, it is reminiscent of the Sony Xperia but obviously much more affordable and with different characteristics. It is a smartphone 5-inch HD screen (1,280 x 720 pixels) IPS matrix that works with the latest version of Android operating system.

Doogee Y300 and X5S reviews

To enhance this display Doogee integrated into the Y300 MediaTek MTK6735 quad-core 64-bit SoC running at a speed of 1.3 Ghz, accompanied by a GPU Mali T720 and 2 GB of RAM to ensure smooth operation in any type of applications. Internal storage as the manufacturer has installed 32 GB of ROM, expandable memory using a micro SD card up to 32GB more.

Doogee Y300 review

This terminal input range incorporates a front camera of 8MP, while the rear, signed by Sony (IMX219 model) is 13 Megapixel and includes LED flash, auto focus and stabilizer. The terminal has Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, OTA, OTG, Dual SIM (Micro SIM) and connectivity with 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The battery is 2,200 mAh, ensuring sufficient autonomy for a day of intensive, two to three days with normal use.

On the other hand we have the X5S Doogee, a terminal also input range but lower than the Y300, which is reflected in a much lower price and therefore more suitable for all budgets. This X5S also has a 5-inch IPS display with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), but in this case still has Android 5.1 operating system.

Doogee X5S review

The SoC built-in X5S is the same as the previous model (MediaTek MTK 6735) but functioning in this case a 1 Ghz in its four cores, also accompanied by an ARM GPU Mali T720 but in this case the RAM has been reduced just 1 GB and 8 GB internal storage, but fortunately they are expandable up to 32 additional GB with micro SD memory card.

Doogee X5S reviews

The cameras are also somewhat lower, because while the front has 5 Mpx, the rear has 8MP, but also has LED flash, auto focus and stabilizer software. Its battery is 2,400 mAh, and since the processor has a lower consumption this means that battery life is a bit higher, about two days intensive and between 3 and 4 days with moderate use.

Vkworld VK6050 phablet specifications, comes with 6050 mAh battery

Vkworld VK6050 is the new 4G phablet that has made its debut today with its 5.5 inch display and modest hardware. Vkworld VK6050 specifications are indeed really amazing packing 5.5-inch IPS panel HD (720 x 1280) resolution display that ensures good viewing angles and bright colors with great clarity.

Vkworld VK6050 review

Power comes from MediaTek MTK6735 quad-core processor that has 64 bit architecture and operates at 1GHz clock speed. The CPU is accompanied by famous and effective Mali T720 GPU. Other Vkworld VK6050 specifications include 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable to 32 additional GB using micro SD card). It comes with Lolipop Android 5.1 pre installed.

Vkworld VK6050 phablet specifications review

There is a 5 Megapixel front camera for talking selfies and 13 Megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and software stabilizer installed. For connections you get 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth, GPS, 2G networks (GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz), 3G (WCDMA 850/900 / 2100MHz) and 4G (FDD-LTE 800/1800 / 2100MHz). It also supports dual SIM card (one full-size and other micro SIM).

Vkworld VK6050 phablet specifications

VK6050 comes with a huge battery of 6050 mAh capacity and its manufacture claims that you can easily go about a week with recharging with regular use. It is on sale for 120 euros.

Coolpad 5261 specifications, equipped with a Snapdragon 210

Coolpad, a Chinese phone manufacture has churned out Coolpad 5261. Packing TD-LTE / FDD-LTE / CDMA2000 / GSM modules, the Coolpad 5261 specifications include the just released Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor that runs at 1.1 GHz clock speed, 4.5 inch FWVGA display packing 480 x 854 pixel resolution, 2 megapixel rear camera and even LTE that supports maximum download speed of 150 Mbps.

Coolpad 5261 review

Like most Chinese android phones, Coolpad 5261 is dual SIM and it can accommodate two micro SIMs. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz). For storage you get 4GB flash storage and has 512MB RAM.

Capacity of battery is 1800 mAh and it will made available in just one color which is white. It is on sale for about 499 RMB which rounds about to 80 dollars.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications, comes with stylus

Pipo W5 is a windows 8 tablet that costs 199 euro and features a small 8 inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The highlight of Pipo W5 is its support for stylus input.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications include Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.83 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC flash memory, two cameras (5 / 2 megapixel cameras) and a battery with capacity of 4500 mAh.

The Pipo W5 costs about 899 Yuan in China which is about 120 euros in Europe. However we are pretty sure it will retail at much higher cost in European shops if it ever makes a debut here.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications

The new Windows 8.1 with Bing has definitely allowed the Microsoft to gain some market share in the tablet arena and with devices like Pipo W5, there is little its rivals will be able to do. Windows allows users to do so much more on the move. There are no compatibility issues and you can even connect your scanners and printers with them easily since you can use the existing x86 / x64 drivers with them.  

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF hits certification site in China

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF has hit the Chinese certification site TENAA which is the approval authority for mobile devices in China. It shall be noted that the new model is not announced by the company and Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF specifications include 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display with IPS screen technology, 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 1 gigabyte of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. We are also very sure it does come with phone functions built-in as well.

This is how the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF tablet looks like. It looks like this tablet comes equipped with 7 inch WSVGA resolution. It measures 191 x 104.5 x 8.8 mm and weighs 300 grams.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF

For storage the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30TF comes with 8 gigabytes of NAND storage. Here is its complete specifications sheet.

* 7 inch display
* 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
* 8 gigabytes of flash storage
* 1 gigabyte fo memory
* Quad core 1.3 GHz processor
* 2 megapixel camera with 0.3 MP webcam
* 3450 mAh battery
* Android 4.4.2 kit kat operating system

Qualcomm Snapdragon 208 210 specifications, new system on chips for low cost smartphones

Qualcomm has released two new processors that will target the low cost smartphones. This Californian chipmaker has always impressed us with their products and now they have created two SoC that will bring more advanced features to the smartphone devices at very low cost.

We are in fact very intrigued by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 that comes with integrated 4G LTE radio with carrier aggregation technology that allows the user to obtain high peak bandwidth.

The Snapdragon 210 supports dual SIM configuration that is very popular in developing countries like China. Recent stats show that the dual SIM feature is getting popularity in European countries as well.

the specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 include support for the Bluetooth 4.0 and comes with Adreno 300 GPU on board that is capable of driving display with HD resolution and up to 8 megapixel cameras with full HD video support.

the specifications of snapdragon 208 are identical to the 210 but lacks 4G support. However it is 3G out of the box and has maximum resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Companies call this resolution quarter HD.

snapdragon 208 210

Both of these new processors will be offered to the OEMs within the first half of year 2015.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley To Unveil Obi Phone Brand in India

John Sculley who used be CEO of Apple will be launching his new Obi phone brand funded by Singapore based firm, Inflexiopoint. The phones will be released in April and their range will be part of smartphones and feature phones priced under INR 12000 (USD 200).


Obi will compete with other manufacturers in the region, including premium phone manufactures, Apple and Samsung. Inflexiopoint will be investing 20 million dollars into this venture and the money will be used for setting up a design center, supply chain, sales as-well-as marketing network. The company aims to grow the business to  USD 1 billion in two years.

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