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DOOGEE T6 Pro Android Smartphone Features Octacore Processor and Android 6.0

The DOOGEE T6 Pro is a new smartphone from the company. The 4G smartphone is powered by the octacore MT6753 and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google’s latest version of their OS.

Battery life is clearly a big focus of the DOOGEE T6 Pro, with the company including a massive 6250mAh large battery that they are claiming should be able to last 3 days of “ordinary use” – whatever that means. Quickcharge 2.0 is supported, allowing the device to charge to 25% in 10 minutes.

It also features a 5.5 inch 1280×720 pixel screen, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and dual cameras (13MP Rear, 5MP Front).

Where to buy the DOOGEE T6 Pro

The DOOGEE T6 Pro is available from Tomtop for $149.99 at the time of writing as part of a flash sale. Use coupon “12YEARSALE” to get it for $137.99.

DOOGEE T6 Pro Gallery

DOOGEE T6 Pro Technical Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD Screen
  • CPU: MTK6753 64bit Octa Core 1.5GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • System: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB, Micro SD card up to 32GB
  • Camera: 13MP Rear, 5MP Front
  • Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
  • Features: GPS, A-GPS, WiFi, OTA, FM, HotKnot
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, dual Micro SIM cards
  • Network:
    • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
    • 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

CUBOT Cheetahphone Features Android 6.0 and Octacore MTK6753A

The CUBOT Cheetahphone is the latest smartphone from the company, in partnership with Cheetah Mobile, the Chinese company behind popular apps such as CM Security and Clean Master.

Powered by the octacore Mediatek MTK6753A, the smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features some decent specs.

The unit ships with a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, dual cameras (5MP Front – Interpolated to 8MP, 13MP Rear), a fingerprint scanner and dual band Wifi. Dual sims are also supported.

Inside the box, you’ll get the CUBOT Cheetahphone, USB cable, charger, protective case, sim card pin, screen protector and an English user manual.

Getting One

The CUBOT Cheetahphone is available from TomTop for around $180 at the time of writing.

There’s going to be a promotion dropping the price to $149.99 for 5 units a day May 25th-31st for those wanting to snap up a cheap smartphone.

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CUBOT Cheetahphone Gallery

CUBOT Cheetahphone Technical Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 2.5D Arc Screen 400ppi
  • CPU: MTK6753 64bit Octa Core 1.5GHz
  • System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB ROM, TF card up to 64GB
  • Back Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5.0MP (Interpolated to 8.0MP )
  • Sensor: G-sensor, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetic sensor
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby ( Micro SIM + Nano SIM/TF card)
  • Network:
    • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • 3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
    • 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

No.1 Sun S2 Smartwatch Review: Round and Stylish

The No.1 Sun S2 is the latest smart watch from smartphone maker No.1.  Following up on the fantastic No.1 G2, the No.1 Sun S2 maintains the stylish metal build but swaps out the Galaxy Gear-inspired design for a trendy round screen and fancy bezel.

Thanks to GearBest for sending me a sample to review. Click here for the latest price.

What is the No.1 Sun S2?

The No.1 Sun S2 is a stylish smartwatch that allows you to receive notifications, make phone calls, control your music and a whole host of other features, all from your wrist.

No.1 Sun S2 Technical Specs

  • Chipset: MTK6260
  • Screen: 1.54 inch TFT Screen(240×240 pixels), Sapphire Glass
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 130W pixels
  • Battery: 350mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Other Features: Speaker, Microphone, Water Resistant (IP67 Rating)

What’s in the box?

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The No.1 Sun S2 comes with the basics.:

  • 1 x No. 1 Sun S2 Smartwatch
  • 1 x Micro USB charging cable
  • 1 x Charging Cradle

No USB charger is provided but the smartwatch charges from a standard USB port.

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No.1 Sun S2 Design

When I first set my eyes on the No.1 Sun S2, I was impressed. I’ve once again opted for the all-metal variant which helps distinguish the No.1 Sun S2 from most smart-watches which look like toys due to their plastic frames and rubber straps.

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Compared to the No.1 G2, the new round screen helps the device look like a traditional watch. It looks great flanked by a patterned bezel.

The stainless steel band is essentially identical to the one on the No.1 G2, which is to say it’s elegant, comfortable and easy to adjust. It is lightweight, but whether this is a pro or con depends on personal preference.

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The charging cradle is now magnetic rather than the mechanical lock on the No.1 G2’s cradle. This is a massive improvement. It’s far easier to just place the device in the cradle and than having to physically clip it in. It only takes about 30 mins to fully charge, so it’s easy to plug in it before you head out and be ready for the night.

Using It

After holding down the power button for a few seconds to boot up the watch, you’re greeted with the home screen. Unfortunately, it’s nothing like the iOS inspired renders from the marketing materials. I’d go so far as to say it’s a step backwards from the No.1 G2. I’m hoping No.1 improve it in a future firmware update. On the plus site, you can now set a custom wallpaper to improve the situation and make it look more stylish.

Going into the apps, the UI looks far more polished, with colorful pages of icons. It looks great and animates nicely. Swiping and tapping my way through it felt responsive.

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The round 240×240 pixel screen is nice and bright. Although the screen is relatively low-res, text is easy to read.

Unfortunately, like the Motorola 360, the screen isn’t perfectly round. There’s a black semi-circle at the bottom which hurts aesthetics. You do get used to it but it doesn’t look as good as it should.

The round face has clearly caused issues for the UI designers. A number of screens suffer from cramped or cut-off text which detracts from what is otherwise a cool gadget. Important text like alerts or notifications are fine but some of the menus may have a partial letter or two.

The included watch faces look really nice, with all the dials working like a real watch. This is a massive improvement from the relatively bland inclusions in the No.1 G2. Thankfully, viewing them is no longer a chore, with the screen now automatically turning on after raising the watch.

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Push Notifications

Pairing with my Android was a breeze. Simply open the watch’s QR app, snap the QR code and install the BTNotifier APK it links to. The app guides you through setup, letting you set up which notifications you want pushed to the watch or trigger the “find watch” function.

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iOS users aren’t so lucky however. I had no problems pairing the smartwatch to my iPhone 6 but the MediaTek app used for the No.1 G2 wouldn’t sync. That means that iOS notifications can’t be pushed to the device – a real shame. I was still able to use the watch to answer and make calls and skip tracks. However, it’s times like this that I lament Apples locked down OS.

Included Apps

The No.1 Sun S2 has a fairly comprehensive set of features. Some are genuinely useful, such as the Bluetooth Shutter used for taking photos remotely, whilst others aren’t that handy. For example, it’s nice to have sleep monitoring in there but I personally can’t imagine going to bed with a hunk of metal strapped to my wrist.

The messaging system has been revamped to be more flexible but this is both a blessing and a curse. You can now send any message instead of the handful of canned responses in the No.1 G2. However, trying to tap out any sort of message on a tiny keyboard without T9 prediction is a nightmare.

The heart rate monitor seems reasonably accurate, particularly given the issues with optical heart rate monitors in general. I did experience occasional instances where my heart rate reading fluctuated between within seconds of repeat tests so I wouldn’t rely on it for any serious monitoring.

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No.1 Sun S2 Sound Quality

Being able to take a call from your wrist is pretty cool and thankfully, the No.1 Sun S2 does a great job here. Audio was clear, although was lacking a little in volume. According to the other party, they could hear me fine so the microphone’s up to the task.

No.1 Sun S2 Camera Quality

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The No.1 Sun S2 features a camera like its predecessor. Unfortunately, this isn’t an area that No.1 have improved. Located on the faux-crown, the camera is low-res, outputting a 640×480 image. It’s pretty useless when trying to take a photo of anything that’s not bathed in sunlight and even then, it can be a little muddy.

Video quality is terrible and can only record video at 320×240 at 5 fps.

No.1 Sun S2 Battery Life

Battery life was pretty good, getting around 2-3 days out of a single charge with the motion-activated setting on. I’m sure if you disabled it, battery life would be longer as it’s the screen that drains the most power.

Should I Get One?

The No.1 Sun S2 is a solid followup to the No.1 G2 smartwatch. For Android users, you’re getting a great looking smartwatch that covers off the key features you’d expect. However, the loss of iOS compatibility from the No.1 G2 and some clunky UI decisions do detract from the experience. At around $60, it’s not a bad way to dip your toes into the world of smartwatches.

Getting One

You can purchase the No.1 G2 from GearBest. Click here to view the latest price.

Alternatively, it’s also available from GeekBuying and Amazon

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No.1 Sun S2 Smartwatch Impressions: Round and Stylish

The No.1 Sun S2 is a new smart watch from smartphone maker No.1.  Following up on the fantastic No.1 G2, which I loved in my review, the No.1 Sun S2 maintains the stylish all-metal design but swaps out the Galaxy Gear-inspired design for a trendy round screen and fancy bezel.

Thanks to GearBest for sending me a sample to review. Click here for the latest price.

What is the No.1 Sun S2?

The No.1 Sun S2 is a stylish smartwatch that allows you to receive notifications, make phone calls, control your music and a whole host of other features, all from your watch.

No.1 Sun S2 Technical Specs

  • Chipset: MTK6260
  • Operating System: LinkIt OS
  • Screen: 1.54 inch TFT Screen(240×240 pixels), Sapphire Glass
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 130W pixels
  • Battery: 350mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Other Features: Speaker,Microphone, Water Resistant (IP67 Rating)

What’s in the box?

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The No.1 Sun S2 comes with everything you need to get it up and running.:

  • 1 x No. 1 Sun S2 Smartwatch
  • 1 x Micro USB charging cable
  • 1 x Charging Cradle

No USB charger is provided but the smartwatch will charge from a standard USB port.

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No.1 Sun S2 Initial Impressions

When I first set my eyes on the No.1 Sun S2, I was impressed. The round crown looks fantastic and unique, thanks to its raised detail around the frame. The stainless steel band is essentially identical to the one on the No.1 G2, which is to say its elegantly simple, comfortable and easy to adjust.

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Charging the device only took about 30 mins to fully charge, so it’s easy to plug in it before you head out and be ready for a night out.

After holding down the power button for a few seconds to boot up the watch, you’re greeted with the homescreen. Unfortunately, it looks nothing like the renders and is a step backwards from the No.1 G2 but hopefully this will be fixed in a firmware update. On the plus site, you can now set a custom wallpaper to improve the situation.

No1-Sun-S2-02The round 240×240 pixel screen looks nice and bright, with text easy to read. It does have the same limitation as the Motorola 360 however, with a black semi-circle detracting from the aesthetic.

It’s clear that the round face has caused issues for the UI designers too, as a number of screens suffered from cramped or cut-off text which detracts from what is otherwise a cool gadget.

The included watchfaces look really nice, with everything animating like a high-end watch. This is a massive improvement from the relatively bland inclusions in the No.1 G2. Thankfully, viewing them is no longer a chore, with the screen now automatically turning on after raising the watch.

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Pairing with my Android was a breeze. Simply open the QR app, snap the QR code and install the APK. The app then guides you through the rest of the setup and allows you to configure notifications, install new applications and find the watch if it gets separated from your phone.

iOS users aren’t so lucky however. I had no problems pairing the smartwatch to my iPhone 6 but the MediaTek app that was used for the No.1 G2 wouldn’t sync. That means that iOS notifications can’t be pushed to the device – a real shame.

Verdict So Far

The No.1 Sun S2 is shaping up as an improvement to the popular No.1 G2. Gaining a few new tricks and some really stylish watch faces is a massive plus, although a few missteps in the UI department and reduced iOS support are disappointing.

Getting One

You can purchase the No.1 G2 from GearBest. Click here to view the latest price.