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iOcean M6752: Android 5.1, FHD 5.5" IPS screen, 3GB RAM, 14MP $139.99US

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iOcean M6752: Android 5.1, FHD 5.5" IPS screen, 3GB RAM, 14MP $139.99US

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Sale going on at GeekBuying for the iOcean Rock M6752 smartphone. The phone looks pretty hot for $139.99 USD considering it's got a 5.5" FHD 1080p screen, has 3gb RAM and dual SIM card standby. Supports Rogers/Bell/Fido/Cityphone/Virgin 4G network, works with Telus/Koodo/7-11/Chatr on their 3G network, does not support Wind/Mobilicity AWS bands like most Chinese phones. Phone ships with KitKat but is upgradable to Android 5.1 Lolipop according to the official iOcean Facebook page. The phone trades blows specs-wise with other Chinese 5.5" phones such as the Elephone P7000/P8000, Ulefone Be Touch 2, Mlais M7/M52 Red Note and the Lenovo K3 Note but is the most affordable of the bunch.

Youtube Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYvSOlSQ10g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYLyawvSHkE

Written Reviews:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/iOcean-M67 ... 802.0.html
http://www.gizchina.com/2015/01/06/ioce ... ull-specs/

XDA Developers Thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/android ... e-t3006991

Check 4G support by carrier:
http://www.willmyphonework.net/

Android 5.1 Update:
https://www.facebook.com/ioceanmobile

Specs:
http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/5a3531d9
- MediaTek processor 6752, 1.7 GHz (Cortex A53) with Mali 760 MP2 graphics
- 3 GB DDR3 RAM
- 16 GB internal memory + microSD expansion slot (max 64 GB)
- 5.5" FHD 1920x1080 IPS display with narrow bezel
- 14 MP rear camera and 5 MP front-facing camera
- Magnesium middle plate and frame
- 2300 mAh battery
Network Support:
- 2G: GSM BAND 850/900/1800/1900;
- 3G: TD-SCDMA BAND 1900/2100; WCDMA BAND 900/1900/2100;
- 4G: FDD-LTE BAND 800/1800/2600; TDD-LTE BAND 1800/2300/2600MHz
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The 5.1 ROM is already out on their Facebook page, but yeah definitely take any promises by a Chinese manufacturer with a grain of salt.
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wocaonidaye wrote: 2300 battery. Nice try.
Honestly this phone would be the best phone on the market (Chinese market) for your buck with the specs but the battery is a deal breaker

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Yeah, the small battery kinds sucks. In terms of the OS, I wouldn't care if it never got lollipop. I think sometimes people put too much into getting the latest OS upgrade.
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Rogido wrote: Yeah, the small battery kinds sucks. In terms of the OS, I wouldn't care if it never got lollipop. I think sometimes people put too much into getting the latest OS upgrade.
The point isn't just to have the latest and greatest OS upgrade. There is actually a noticeably difference in performance and power consumption between a phone running Lollipop vs Kitkat. Why? This is because Lollipop is a true 64bit OS while Kitkat runs at 32bit, therefore Lollipop allows the phone to fully utilize the potential of the onboard 64bit Mediatek CPU. More efficient utilization of the CPU also allows for more effective power management within the phone.

With a 64bit CPU in a 32bit OS (Kitkat), think of it as putting an engine of a Ferrari into the body of a Corolla. While the performance difference isn't as extreme as my example, you sorta get the point.
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Rogido wrote: Yeah, the small battery kinds sucks. In terms of the OS, I wouldn't care if it never got lollipop. I think sometimes people put too much into getting the latest OS upgrade.
that's bull*****, 32bit & 64bit doesn't have big different,
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Wizard1 wrote: With a 64bit CPU in a 32bit OS (Kitkat), think of it as putting an engine of a Ferrari into the body of a Corolla. While the performance difference isn't as extreme as my example, you sorta get the point.
At least in x86 processor case, 64bit runs slower than 32bit. 64 bit processor's strength is its ability to access over 4gb of ram. I'm pretty sure this applies to the arm processors as well. So in your example, it should be putting a corolla engine in a ferrari
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Wizard1 wrote: The point isn't just to have the latest and greatest OS upgrade. There is actually a noticeably difference in performance and power consumption between a phone running Lollipop vs Kitkat. Why? This is because Lollipop is a true 64bit OS while Kitkat runs at 32bit, therefore Lollipop allows the phone to fully utilize the potential of the onboard 64bit Mediatek CPU. More efficient utilization of the CPU also allows for more effective power management within the phone.

With a 64bit CPU in a 32bit OS (Kitkat), think of it as putting an engine of a Ferrari into the body of a Corolla. While the performance difference isn't as extreme as my example, you sorta get the point.
bs.

my phone dies faster under lolipop.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S5 - 2800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 - 2550 mAh
iPhone 4 - 1420 mAh
iPhone 5 - 1440 mAh
iPhone 6 - 1810 mAh


Yet no one is making fuzz about it and calling it deal breaker.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-6849.php
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Why only 3G with Fido ? It should work on LTE right ?
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Rogido wrote: Yeah, the small battery kinds sucks. In terms of the OS, I wouldn't care if it never got lollipop. I think sometimes people put too much into getting the latest OS upgrade.
googlebot wrote: that's bull*****, 32bit & 64bit doesn't have big different,
Huh? How is that related to what I said?
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Without 850Mhz WCDMA, 3G coverage may be limited and/or not as strong on the Big 3 and flanker networks.
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TE7 wrote: Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S5 - 2800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 - 2550 mAh
iPhone 4 - 1420 mAh
iPhone 5 - 1440 mAh
iPhone 6 - 1810 mAh


Yet no one is making fuzz about it and calling it deal breaker.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-6849.php
Because none of those use power-sucking Mediatek processors. Believe me, with the processor in this phone, you want at *least* a 3000 mAh battery. Especially with a 1080p screen. I've used several MT6752 phones now, and I'm not a power user (only casual gaming, don't have a long commute to do tons of web browsing/video watching, etc) and even I have struggled with battery life on phones that have less than 3000. 3000 mAh should be considered the bare minimum.

And yes, no 850mHz 3G support either. The battery is really a dealbreaker (unless you're sitting at a desk charging your phone all day), but the lack of 850 is also a serious concern too, depending on where you live. I got by ok with a 1900-only phone back in January (in the west end of the GTA on Rogers), but depending on coverage in your area it may not be a great option.

Cell tower map here to see exactly what kind of 3G frequency towers are available in your area.
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WTH? Its "Secure" not "Seckill"

This is engrish beyond a whole new level :lol:
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Corleone187 wrote: WTH? Its "Secure" not "Seckill"

This is engrish beyond a whole new level :lol:
Not really Engrish, just online slang.
When associated with online shopping, "seckill" refers to the quick sell out of newly-advertised goods. If you look at the transaction record, you will find that each of the transactions is made in seconds. It sounds inconceivable but is the naked truth. This is called "seckill."

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=seckill
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wearysky wrote: Because none of those use power-sucking Mediatek processors. Believe me, with the processor in this phone, you want at *least* a 3000 mAh battery. Especially with a 1080p screen. I've used several MT6752 phones now, and I'm not a power user (only casual gaming, don't have a long commute to do tons of web browsing/video watching, etc) and even I have struggled with battery life on phones that have less than 3000. 3000 mAh should be considered the bare minimum.
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$17.55US iOcean M6752 3100mAh Battery And Black Back Cover, problem solved. Now you can have an extra battery and both black/white back cover for the price of one Lenovo K3 Note.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Iocean-M ... 90620.html
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Fireflies wrote: $17.55US iOcean M6752 3100mAh Battery And Black Back Cover, problem solved. Now you can have an extra battery and both black/white back cover for the price of one Lenovo K3 Note.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Iocean-M ... 90620.html
I would be seriously suspicious about the claimed capacity of that battery. If it has that much higher capacity than the OEM one that comes with the phone, that must be a custom battery cover to accommodate the bigger size (and therefore, doesn't really serve as an "extra" battery since you'll have to carry around an extra battery cover, too). But even the "spare OEM batteries are cheap" line of argument (and they all are) isn't really a cure-all for lots of people - carrying around a spare Li-ion battery in your pocket isn't really feasible, for a lot of people, and making sure your spare battery is always charged is also a huge pain.

Don't get me wrong - this phone has great specs, but the battery life will be a killer unless you are indeed one of those people willing to a) deal with the hassle of needing a spare battery just to make it through the day every day; or b) make your phone larger by adding a larger battery; or c) charge your phone during the day. And this is something that people considering this phone should take into account before buying.
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wearysky wrote: I would be seriously suspicious about the claimed capacity of that battery. If it has that much higher capacity than the OEM one that comes with the phone, that must be a custom battery cover to accommodate the bigger size (and therefore, doesn't really serve as an "extra" battery since you'll have to carry around an extra battery cover, too). But even the "spare OEM batteries are cheap" line of argument (and they all are) isn't really a cure-all for lots of people - carrying around a spare Li-ion battery in your pocket isn't really feasible, for a lot of people, and making sure your spare battery is always charged is also a huge pain.

Don't get me wrong - this phone has great specs, but the battery life will be a killer unless you are indeed one of those people willing to a) deal with the hassle of needing a spare battery just to make it through the day every day; or b) make your phone larger by adding a larger battery; or c) charge your phone during the day. And this is something that people considering this phone should take into account before buying.
I agree with what are saying. But one thing to keep in mind is that the battery capacity on a Chinese phone is more or less a random number. I've seen completely identical batteries in terms of dimension and weight rated at 500+mAh apart. You would be foolish to believe the 3000/4000+mAh ratings on new Chinese phones coming out. I really just provided the link to appease the spec worshipers who are too uninformed to believe anything other than what's written on the box. As far as I can tell the battery I've linked to is very similar to the original battery so they are probably similar in actual capacity. Which incidentally is probably similar to batteries used in other Chinese devices like the Mlais M52 and the K3 note which are similar in physical dimensions but are rated at 3000+mAh.

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