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First true octa-core smartphone unveiled

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First true octa-core smartphone unveiled - read the full textMediaTek was the first to announce a chipset with a true octa-core processor back in June and now the first phone utilizing it has gone official. The UMI X2S broke cover at the Autumn Edition of Hong Kong Electronics Fair. All of UMIís phones are intended for the Chinese market and thatís why...

 

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am from India And am still Awaiting My Umi x2 since 6 Months.

Umi x2 s octacore is distant dream for most of us


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  • 2013-10-25 19:20
  • P$n1

> In reply to Don2x @ 2013-10-22 04:20 from vpc4 - click to readHmmm, don't know about that. I happen to have a UMI X2 and gotta say I and most of my friends were impressed when we first saw the quality and performance. It is definitely on par with let's say Samsung or HTC top devices spec-wise. And UMI is not really a shady chinese manufacturer, they even have an official webshop for Europe (umi.eu.com) where I got my phone.

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  • 2013-10-23 14:46
  • mjLW

> In reply to Don2x @ 2013-10-22 03:57 from vpc4 - click to readFoxconn and other chinese OEM companies make pretty much every smartphone on the planet. The iPhone is actually assembled in the same city (Shenzhen) as UMI and most other Chinese (and western) smartphones. If your phone says 'made in the UK', that actually means 'put in a box in the UK'

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  • 2013-10-23 14:41
  • mjLW

At last someone shown that Samsung is not the only one to make all the features on the first hand. Other companies are also doing a lot of work in this field.

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  • 2013-10-22 08:03
  • bCqn

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-10-21 08:33 from 5i4e - click to readlol! Tell that to the load retailer nearest you :D China phones are rubbish here in our country. Those top of the line phones like xiaomi etc are only available through kimstore. Don't even dare boast those ndkia, Nokai, iphone with android OS etc. hahaha!

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  • 2013-10-22 04:20
  • vpc4

> In reply to Darkace Priyo @ 2013-10-19 18:57 from utej - click to readIt's mostly labelled made in Japan, italy, germany, europe, Hongkong, Taiwan. Sorry but nope! Can't see any China here. Hongkong ang Taiwan can be linked to China but seriously... Tell it to them personally and you'll get your share :)

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  • 2013-10-22 03:57
  • vpc4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 00:48 from 3dv5 - click to readyeah..keep believing that

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  • 2013-10-21 19:29
  • pERx

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-21 17:26 from rKwe - click to readi guess you have not noticed the ioS7 stupid slow graphic transitions..what do you call that? iLag?

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  • 2013-10-21 19:23
  • pERx

> In reply to babak @ 2013-10-21 14:49 from dQJB - click to readWhat made you say that he does not know anything about smartphones?

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  • 2013-10-21 19:02
  • v0qG

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 17:00 from MkXA - click to readI have an iPhone 4 with single core, and the device is updated in iOS 7, to my surprise, it is better than my previous dual core samsung galaxy s advance which lags so much lol.

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  • 2013-10-21 19:00
  • v0qG

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-21 17:26 from rKwe - click to readThen let grab S4 then turn off S-Voice Home Button...u will get 0sec lag when press Home Button :)

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  • 2013-10-21 18:09
  • IVE0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 13:40 from PDG9 - click to readhmm. lets see go to grab a s4 go to setting. press menu button..... lag.... for 1 sec... home screen

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  • 2013-10-21 17:26
  • rKwe

To see is to believe i guess. Only way to know this is to experience it first.. I'll wait for this Octa core device here in the Phils. Currently i have a dual core Lenovo and it does the job so long as you keep the mentainance good, any device (regardless of number of cores) will work just fine for a long time.

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  • 2013-10-21 17:00
  • MkXA

i seriously thought that the phone was a Samsung Galaxy 3 phone lol

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  • 2013-10-21 15:33
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 13:40 from PDG9 - click to readafter reading your comment im sure you dont know what smartphone is, no one use a smartphone for 6 years if you are a professional after using a phone about 3 hours you will find everything about it. yes both s3 and s4 are laggy and you will find it after working with them, you should spens your money to but these smartphones then work with them and then come and laugh

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  • 2013-10-21 14:49
  • dQJB

I have to laugh at comments by people who say they got rid of their S3 or S4 or LG Pro or other phone they bought this year because of lag.

Tell me when you were in the store trying it out did it lag? Unless you are very stupid, no, you did not.

Next tell me how much crap you loaded up in the phone and don't turn off services or background processes not in use? If you don't then don't complain about lag on any phone.

The other person making the comment about all phones can lag is correct because there are just so many processes, memory and swapping that can be done before the phone slows. I have seen this with iphone, WP and Android.

Please do not complain about lag. If you bought it that way or can't properly manage the applications then you should probably go to e-bay and buy this phone and use it for about the next 6 years until the 16 core phones come out:

http://e3.isanook.com/df/3/ui/...8900298.jpeg

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  • 2013-10-21 13:40
  • PDG9

I prefer 2ghz quad core cpu

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  • 2013-10-21 12:51
  • 3DGK

> In reply to Marco M @ 2013-10-21 08:33 from 5i4e - click to readActually multi cores has their own benefit. The technology might not matured yet.

Determine on the complexity of tasks and thread process on phone (nowadays), dual core shall be enough, latter will be marketing gimmick.

Technology NOT ALWAYS related to the price but part of marketing strategies. Will you buy an unbranded phone over branded one with half of the price which said to be on par in performance; can be Yes or No based on circumstances:)

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  • 2013-10-21 08:54
  • 9xx6

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-20 10:58 from s8i5 - click to readJust because you think something, doesn't make it true.

You seem core-focused, which is pointless. Something the single core mid-ranger Motorola RAZR i proved by beating the topranger and quadcore SGS3 in both single and multitasking.

Next, even China and India phones have had more than 512MB RAM for quite some time, and my 6" Chinaphone is a quad-core running @ 1.5GHz, with a FHD Gorilla glass II screen and has no less than 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. This was not a $700 phone, but a $370 phone. And these exact internals are available in smaller 5" devices such as the Zopo C2 at $240.

For 4000 PHP ($92.66) we got a dual-core snapdragon with 512MB RAM last year. And for less than $93, we honestly did not expect raw performance.

Most sold phones in my country is always top models + a Nokia Asha of the cheapest kind (secondary phones). S3 Mini - in example - does not sell. No one wants the weaker version.

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  • 2013-10-21 08:33
  • 5i4e

> In reply to mooncheese4 @ 2013-10-21 06:28 from XrNn - click to readThen you are not using stock Touchwiz.

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  • 2013-10-21 08:17
  • 5i4e

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