Bella, 21 Dec 2015Everything else is good but... It's said camera is 16mp but it's so blurry and not HD and obvi... more.if u change the settings u.ll have HD resolution.. it doesnt change by its own. i have x1 xtreme also and the camera is really HD
Everything else is good but... It's said camera is 16mp but it's so blurry and not HD and obviously not 16mp. Before months the phone just died. When someone is calling me, it calls but my phone no picture no sound. Just dead. Today this happend again. And I don't like that the phone cannot be open.
The phone is amazing. I remember when I bought it a year ago in the android benchmark it scored 2nd. Money wasn't my problem when I purchased it, I simply wanted extreme performance and this was the go-to phone for me. It easily competed with the top models back then and had half their price.
The yamaha audio amplifier with the very decent included headphones make music an amazing experience with this phone, especially if you have a well built music app such aspoweramp.
The front camera is probably still the best front camera for a phone to this day, an extremely fast 8mp camera. The camera on the back also has the potential to take amazing pictures but as someone mentioned before me if you have shaky hands it's going to be a bit of a struggle since the camera does not have an image stabilizer. You might also want to grab a color correction app.
Performance-wise it has been amazing for me, extremely fast, browsing the internet never felt easier, high-end games run smooth.
Battery life is ok-ish.
Design is beautiful, it had the biggest display at the time of it's release and it has a very elegant overall feel.
Overall for me it has done the job, I wanted a great phone and bought this a year ago and I was very pleased with it. Right now if you have the money, there are def better options. But if you do not want to spend that much but still want a great phone go for this, it hurts to see people recommending bullshit low performance phones on forums just because they have a big brand name attached.
Back Camera is ok
Front Camera very good for selfie, eaven in low light conditions, beyond expectation's
GPU + Cpu combination good eaven for newest games
Sound quality with original headsets, above my expectation's
Tough it has big screen and battery only 2500ma, the battery lasts decently reporting to her capacity
RAM, 3gb is enough
Resistant at shocks : I dropped the phone directly on display, whyle i wasa running, on asphalt, and it only hat some scraps on top edge .
This version of Gionee rebranded by Allview in Romania still has only Android Jelly Bean ... YES you read it corectly, with a powerful chipset that released can eaven record 2k video's, you are limited at this jelly bean .
It does not support 1080p playback ( probably because of version of Android ? )
No memory slot extension, i find 32gb insuficient, you have only 22gb for storage .
Screen is not so bright
Screen will turn yellow from heat after a whyle .
AND NOW ONE OF THE MOST BAD THINGS : your storage partition is fat32, you cannot copy or download files who are bigger than 3gb's ( I suspect Android Jelly Bean is the reason ) .
I have errors at Alarm and Clock app since i bought it .
I sincerely dont recommend this phone, maybe from second hand with waranty if you can get it very cheap, like 150Euros top price, full package . If not, dont buy it. Not worth it.
After my experience with Allview, i dont recommend anyone to buy from them . Worse client support .
I have to admit, I was disappointed on the 16mpx camera for my first 3 months with this phone because my hands are shaking very bad and there is no stabilizer for the main camera. But, after trying all the setting combos, I gladly rediscovered my phone! If you know how to set it, X1 Xtreme takes some WONDERFUL pictures!
It simply flies on the web with a wifi connection, no lag.
I currently have 80 games and 20+ apps installed, including big apps(2gb+).
If you usually hold more than 32gb stuff on your phone, the lack of a microsd slot might be a minus. Never got "low memory" notification, I'm happy I don't know how that looks on this phone!
If you ever got hands on a phone which has BRAVIA ENGINE, I don't exagerate when I say that this phone's screen looks much better.
The speakers are amplified with DTS(you can switch it on/off; gives you extra bass and other settings).
Battery life depends on how you use the phone. It has an economizer which expands the battery life, has been working great. It dries fast if you watch a full movie after you play a high def game for 2 hours, and having a bunch of background apps running.
It also has a good task killer, a visitor mode, shortcut to camera/lantern/customizable fake call/recorder.
I have been using it for 6 months and never had problems with it.
(even dropped it once and it has no scratch)
FairyOnAcid, 25 Apr 2015So, after you all finish fighting like a bunch of little girls, can someone provide an actual ... moreThe good side: I have this phone since December 2014. Great performance, very responsive, best CPU/GPU I ever had my hands on. Great display ( although auto brightness is not very reliable, I always prefer to set the brightness myself )
The bad side: Two month after I got the phone, the front camera stopped working. I contacted the support, they instructed me to do a complete phone reset and restore. This didn't do anything to my problem, so they asked me to send the phone back. As I don't really use the front camera, I didn't sent the phone back for this minor annoyance.
All in all it is a good phone, far better than my previous HTC One-X ( which was a piece of crap ). Although very cheap, feels like a high end phone.
So, after you all finish fighting like a bunch of little girls, can someone provide an actual opinion on the phone performance?
As in somenone who actually used this phone and is not a effing racist? Thank you :)
This phone is great! Today I do the job well done ;-)
I have the official 4.4.2 e7, so don't wait 4 allview ...
I'm so sick of all these absolutely uninteresting comments about the origin of the model and brand stuff, and Romania or China and blah blah. I COULD NOT CARE LESS. This should be a review section, all I want to know is if the phone is good, if it's working properly and this kind of stuff. All this drama regarding the original brand and manufacturer and so on it's extremly annoying. It's so hard to find a review in this ocean of stupid ,off-topic coments.
What's with all the hate ? To those guys that say they are Romanians and still make stupid comments about Allview or their products ... yes it matters if you make stupid allegations and show hatred for Romanian people / companies or products no matter if they are good or bad, that says something very different and not good about you.
Now ... that being said I will ask this, is iPhone american ? Is all Samsung Korean ? Right, this is the proper answer: iPhone made the design of the phone but the actual manufacturer is Foxconn, of course it is manufactured according to Apple specifications but nevertheless it is made in China 100%, Apple doesn't have a factory in USA to manufacture iPhones so is iPhone american ? Samsung made the design and as far as I know they do have some manufacturing facilities in Korea but I think they sell those on the Korean market, anyway, the majority of every other Samsung phone or tablet is made in China, so Samsung phones Korean or Chinese ?
Now about Allview, they have a say in the manufacturing process as well as far as I know and they do have an assembly line in Romania and I believe that due to their agreement with the Chinese manufacturer they can alter the configuration / specs. of the phones hence the higher number of models with different names but very similar in specs and / or design not to mention that the said company that "created" the design for the X1 eXtreme does not have so many models also the software is done by Allview. I personally do not have an Allview phone but I am the happy owner of a Viva i8 tablet and there's nothing wrong I can say about it, it just runs anything that my son threw at it and rarely I've seen errors but even then they were because of malware and other stuff like that, factory reset and another few months of happy using, excellent stereo sound, very good design, display, no comment, maybe the camera could be better. So, after I saw the specs and review for the X1 Xtreme I had the "I want it" feeling and I will have it soon enough. Overall, the specs / performance price and design will not justify for me buying a Samsung or iPhone of same specs. it seems stupid to throw money away like that and yes I'm proud that the Allview company is from Romania and I'm sure if they had the same presence outside Romania many other brands will lose big market shares because Allview products can compete with most mid-range to top brands in the world, clearly they do not make junk.
This is supposed to be a review forum, feedback, Q&A, etc.
So for the love of technology and science, please STOP debating the "rebranded" subject!!!
Most of us already KNOW and UNDERSTAND this matter and some of us just intend to buy this phone. All we want to know is objective USER REVIEWS about this phone.
Very disappointed about the phone, it was a limited edition, and from the day 1 the phone restarted itself having 98% battery, then in the next 7 days that followed it restarted 2 more times. All my interlocutors complained they didn't hear me very well, also many times the connection was lost. My complain is about the phone which I'm very disappointed of but more than that, is about the Customer Service. I contacted them in the 8th day of having the phone. They finally took the phone in the 15th day. We're now in the 26 day and they told me the guarantee was annulled and they will come back with the pictures tomorrow. I'm very pissed off with them that they claim I made a damage to the phone. It's my word against theirs!!! I can't believe I was stupid enough to trust them and buy from them even though I had read bad reviews in the past. No more Allview for me, my family nor my friends!!!
allview didnt steal from gionee in other countries the brand is named gionee in our country romania its named allview they are the same brand just with different names i dunno why they changed the name.they have the same developers and all this type
karel, 19 Dec 2014Language? Multilanguage od CN and EN only? ThanksIt has 48 languages!
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014Hey guys.. i'm thinking to buy this phone so i would be interested with some opinions from som... moreI got this phone 1 month ago and it never blocked or lagged. I installed over 20 games (and still had free memory) and even the 2gb+ games played smooth! The 16mpx camera might be a bit unpleasant at first, it's different than other cameras. The sound is extraordinary! You can choose to use dts eq which boosts the sound with bass! I did not drop it, hopefully never will, but the screen is resistent to nails and sharp little stuff hitting it
My gf has one. It work very good but i dont like that the lock button is on the top and it has a pretty wierd UI. She changed the launcher to Nova, and now it looks and feels pretty awesome. Also you would need to make some small adjustments, but overall it is a good phone.
Hey guys.. i'm thinking to buy this phone so i would be interested with some opinions from someone who owns it. I read about the specs and what you said about being a copy of whatever. I don't care about the brand. It's just as simple as that. Is it a good phone or not? Does it crash a lot? Or did you dropped it once by accident and its ok? Please give me some useful answers.thanks
Alex, 27 Nov 2014Dear Patrix, employee of Allview,
I only stated that Allview only imports GIONEE devices an... more1. I'm not an employee of Allview. I'm a Mid Java Developer that works at a different company.
2. You are missing the point. I don't care if they are fabricated in another country and rebranded and then lying that they where produced in Romania or not, because I have received full support for my product. It's the same thing as having a car branded Dacia and in other countries they are branded as Renault but no one said nothing EVER. I own a V1 Viper S for almost an year and is still a very nice phone to have, very good battery and changed it last month, also nice performance.
3. This is my opinion and I find that you tried to reply in a passive aggressive manner witch is not really nice. In a way you are right, my first comment really did not suggest a "My opinion" idea so I apologize for my words.
Have a good night,