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Updated on October 22, 2011


Chinese mobiles took over the sub-continent market in the early 2007. The two major countries where these mobiles really made some strong sales were India and Pakistan . Later on these mobiles took over the United Arab Emirates market. Although in the U.A.E people still go for the genuine stuff and prefer buying the original mobiles rather than Chinese clones of some N-series mobiles. But still these mobiles gained some popularity over there and the reason basically is the explosion of Chinese day to day products. Huge mega stores started to open over there just to sell these low cost Chinese products. Least to say these products are really handy and cost effective as they are sold for mere 3-5$. The reason for such low prices is definitely the low cost of importing such products from China into U.A.E. These are the major places where these mobiles began sales and you could buy a N-series cloned mobile just for 50-60 $. Same is the case in India and Pakistan . Especially in Pakistan these mobiles selling like crazy, as already the Pakistani market is filled with piracy and non-genuine items these latest mobiles have really boosted the sales of mobiles in the country.


China mobiles in Pakistan are some of many other products that are taking over the tech market and it is really hard to find genuine stuff. Situation is same in many other countries where the growing Chinese economy has been eating up all the high cost products.

Difference Between Chinese Accessories And Chinese Duplicate Mobiles

Unlike the usual Chinese mobiles and mobile accessories, these mobiles which I am talking about are extremely low cost clones of some of the most popular mobiles made by Nokia. Although some other mobiles of brands like Sony Ericsson have also been cloned but the major mobiles that have been duplicated are Nokia N-series cell phones.

The Chinese mobile accessories sold for the original mobiles are also low cost not because of there low quality but the low cost of production in China and if you go to the market you will only find these accessories occupying the market most like the other tech stuff that has recently dominated world markets.

Nokia N-Series Clones

Like I mentioned the N-series mobiles are the major products that have been duplicated. Because of the popularity of these mobiles, these cloned versions are selling like hot cakes. In Pakistan you would get a N-series mobile for up to PKR 35,000 and at about 7 times less you can buy the cloned version for PKR 5000!! . These mobiles are packed with almost the same features but are a bit fragile so you have to take some extra care of them and they only come with a seven day trial warranty. My friends who have tried it out found that they work fine up to one year and some have given figures of proper working for only a month.

Nokia N-95 Clone

Here is a review of some of these cloned Chinese versions of the conventional Nokia mobiles:

Nokia N-95

After the release of the Nokia N-95 it started to gain real popularity and it was time that the Chinese brains also start to get there hands at it and make a clone out of it. So the released there own cloned version of the Nokia N-95. This mobile looks quite like the nokia n-95 even with a nokia logo at the back just like in the original one. It has also got some great features and these things come up only for a mere 120-130 $ in Pakistan.

It has got features like; 5-mega pixels digital camera and 1.3 mega pixels camera for video calls, 3.5″ QVGA touch screen, Bluetooth, FM radio and microSD slot, it supports 2 SIM cards etc.

But 5 mega pixel over here is not really 5 mega pixel and the quality is really not high but it still is quite good. It has got Bluetooth but no FM radio some have even reported that the Bluetooth doesn't work properly.

Nokia N-90

Just like the Nokia n-95 the Chinese also started to device new plans and cloned yet another Nokia N-series mobiles and like the N-95 you shouldn't expect much from it either but still for 150$ you can sure play with a fake N-90. Its prime features include; QWERTY keyboard,2.4″ QVGA external and 2.8″ QVGA internal screen, stereo speakers, 1.3 MP camera, stereo Bluetooth and microSD expansion slot. In terms of pre-installed software, there's some office documents viewer as well as Nintendo emulator that can double up as a dedicated-gaming device. So at first glance it is easy to fool any one because it really looks like the original one but still you won't get all there is in the original N-90.

The cloned version alongside the real one
The cloned version alongside the real one

Nokia N-73

The Nokia N-73 mobile was yet another of the long list of mobiles that have been cloned by Chinese mobile companies. Some companies fake the original ones and change the brand names of Nokia to something else, one of which is Nokir. The Nokia N-73 faced a similar fate and was cloned by one such company it came up with features like; dual band GSM phone that houses a 2.6″ QVGA touch screen and a 2 megapixels camera. MP3 and MP4 are supported and the memory expansion used is microSD,it is smaller and lighter than the N73 (110×55x14mm 105g) so for all fun purposes it really catches the eye of the younger generation who want to play with all the latest stuff for almost free and it really costs nothing more than 100$.

Nokia Fake N-73

Nokia 5610 - Xpress Music

Last but not the least the latest cloned mobile released by a Chinese mobile company is the clone of Nokia Xpress Music. This mobile is really going popular and once again has some distorted name of 'Nokia'. It has got some features like:

  • 2.4 inch TFT LCD screen.
  • Support MP3 and MP4 playback.
  • 1MP camera, High resolution camra, get clear pictures.
  • Built in FM radio.
  • 72 polyphonic ring tones distinctive pleasant.
  • T-flash arbitrary expansion slot.
  • Supporting ligting.
  • Mini individuation modeling.
  • MP3 songs can be set to ringone.
  • Support WAP/GRPS.
  • Support bluetooth data transimition

And once again you get all that for just 70-80$!!

Durability Of Chinese Mobiles

Mobile phones that are made originally in the Nokia factory are released into the market after being put through a no. of tests. Unlike these cloned mobiles which I don't think are much tested. These mobiles are extremely fragile and come with no warranty and neither they get repaired so you wouldn't want to rely much on these phones. There are also a number of software glitches and sometimes you might end up with your software all corrupted. These things can happen very ofte and can also appear in the original version but can get fixed. So you can't really predict anything about these phones and what my personal figures show people are buying and using these mobiles and they seem to work fine if not good.

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      Ratan 5 years ago

      my china mobile showing name Y K device by searching bluetooth. how to know the company name or os name using in my mobile.

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      Sunny 5 years ago

      Can i subscribe with china blackberry phone?

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      Fawad 5 years ago

      Hey,everyOne i am a user Of iphOne 4s Original One n its a gOod phOne .. I think that these chinese sets prOvide awsOme abilities as cOmpared tO their price! :) .. Its uptO yOu peOple what yOu wanna buy .. depends On need,usage n priOrities! =))

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      zoya .m 5 years ago

      chaina mob is nice bt is camera is not good

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      rafaqat ali 5 years ago

      i love chine mobile but we need to use it carely not costly therefore any body to shoping it

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      virutendulk 5 years ago

      can i get iphone model in china make????

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      rabab 5 years ago

      china mub lena ka ak faida hy agr chori hojae to ziada afsos or loss ni hota

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      AZHAR KUNDI mianwali kundian 5 years ago

      mobile saray achy hote hain agr sahi tariqay se use kiye jayen

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      sponge 5 years ago

      how to download games in my china mobile b200+FM ??

      plzzz help me......

      i need it.. .

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      Shahzad mengal 5 years ago

      china mobile are for just poor people who cannt afford.but there have to much functions like TV ,Projector,mp3 and high sound system.but ager kam pese doge to cheez bhi asa hi hoga.bahr hal ager koi mobile rkhna chata ha to noki orignal ya Samsung ya phir Sonyereeccson rkh le.thnx

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      RAVI KUMAR 5 years ago

      China mobile bahut sasta or featureless mobile.Yah kam hi rupaye may aa jata hi.Yesh lia china mobile accha hai.

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      faheem napar 5 years ago

      china mobile totly bad pl don't purchase we west mony

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      ALI KHAN 5 years ago

      I LUV CHINA

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      neha 5 years ago

      china mobile is so good for poor people. that's it

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      mohd talib 5 years ago

      china mobile ka camera bhut kharab hota hai

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      aymi chohan 5 years ago

      chaina is chaina

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      Ibrahim MA 5 years ago

      i bought a new chinese ipad but when i switch it on nothing but a little green robot shows up. please help me on how to launch/set it up. very grateful for any assistance

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      warda 5 years ago

      nice

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      mussa 5 years ago

      n8 china mobile kitna ka ahta hai.....

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      haroon 5 years ago

      Nokia apni jaga best chaina apni jaga best

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      carolina 6 years ago

      China phones are not good i ordered a gsm from ebay and the third day i had it the touch screen craked it was such a delicate phone... I don't like the phones!!!!!!!!!!

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      samar 6 years ago

      I hate china mobiles they r so stupid.

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      arbab gul feryal khan 6 years ago

      china cells are just 4 style not beter 4 use.so must keep away 4rm china nokia is nokia bqi sub thokia

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      sartaj ansari 6 years ago

      chaina nokia

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      azhar from bhakkar 6 years ago

      very good mobile and also cheap

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      gaurav2005goel@gmail.com 6 years ago

      chines phn not a goog phn

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      dear 6 years ago

      china is destroying the pakistan all indestries

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      ahmad qais 6 years ago

      i need china phone repairing lecture

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      venom 6 years ago

      i am having an china mobile its suny ericssom x600 it is an awful handset.the sensors of the mobile is very bad,when played in its highest volume the sound cracks,so i prfr to all my friends not to buy china handsets.But there is one advantage in buying handsets that it comes with a very low price.so,without buying and spending a huge amount of money on these china phones u all can go for the mobile companies like micromax,spice,max,karbonn and all other companies these all companies gives 1year grnty period and their products are also good,and the best thing is that their products prices are also very low.so my frndz don't buy any china handsets or fake mobiles.

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      Rehman mehar 6 years ago

      China mobile bhi bakhwas hai agr chaly to chand tak na chaly to sham tak.

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      SAURABH 6 years ago

      HOW MUCH THIS COST??

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      attiq 6 years ago

      china mobile achy hoty hai..mgr tory arsy k liy

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      sudarshan 6 years ago

      i love china mobile.so i use it whole life.

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      ejea 6 years ago

      very good

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      rana adeel 6 years ago

      china mobile ki betry nahi achi change krwani parti hai jaldi kharab ho jati hai per set boht pyary hain china ky.

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      Vikas 6 years ago

      China mobile acche hote hai magar wo low prize ke hai na

      isliye sabako lagata hai ye kharab hai. Hum sab ko aise lagata hai ke mahangi chej hi acchi hote hai but its rong yaar, agar iski kimat India ke cell phone jayada hote na to sab log kharid late. Magar nahi kyon hum sasta phone use kare.

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      agni 6 years ago

      i need a e 90 model if any boby having it msg me at ray.agnishwar@gmail.com

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      UMAR HAYAT 6 years ago

      CHAINA MOBILE R VERY GUD FOR ALL

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      Jonelle Lee 6 years ago

      ok i need help im finna order a phone FROM CHINA off of ebay. but im not sure if it will work in Florida. CAN ANY HELP ME

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      mujeeb 6 years ago

      dear friends

      i am looking for c200 three sim cards china mobile 2000 pcs

      pls tell where i find it,

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      khalfan from uae 6 years ago

      guys in uae there are first class of china mobiles here it is very good i have 4 chinese i phone they same like original buy china mobiles but from uae

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      ahmad 6 years ago

      yaar aap nokia kay set ki copy jo china mobiles main ati hay wo use kar lia karo

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      gulafsha 6 years ago

      nokia issssssssssssssssss the best mobile and china is very low quality mobile

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      MMMMM 6 years ago

      CHINA MOBIES ARE NOT GOOD

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      Akhilesh kumar pandey 6 years ago

      50-60% any chaina mobile,i am purchesing your company product.

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      wajid Ali khan 6 years ago

      now in 2011 china give a new 3sim mobile is very very good mobile

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      lovely sing ( Bodygard ) 6 years ago

      Good Morning,

      Lovelysing Reporting Sir,

      China mobile gariboka Bhagvan hai....

      Fakiroka data hai....

      aur mainay Bodygard picture mai Clone Blackberry he istamal kiya hai

      Thank You.

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      marium 6 years ago

      very bad mobiles are these

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      faiza ali 6 years ago

      I love china mobile....:)

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      vamshi 6 years ago

      China mobiles are good according to make...I am using lava B5 since one year its good for internet and Nim buzz chatting battery is also good now some china mobiles company's have local service centers...

      I got this mobile in last year rupees 2600/- with local service center facility

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      shekhar sharma 6 years ago

      I like china mobile DELL MINI51 but not soppoet file plz tell me which file sopport file

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      Deepanshu malhotra 6 years ago

      This mobiles are best i tell you to take this phone only

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      shahzad 6 years ago

      china mobiles b hamari sanson ki tara hain kab tak chalen gi koi pata nai issi tara china mobile ka b koi pata nai hota kab tak chalna hai ...... that it

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      Sadam 6 years ago

      china mobile k agar softwares miljaen to phir nokia koi use nhn karega! but unke softwares milna bht mushkil he yun kahsakte hyen k na mumkin he! agar yeh problem solve hojae to china mobiles are the best! and it also depend upon u to how u use it...

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      bababb 6 years ago

      i hate china mob

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      Shamsher Khan 6 years ago

      Chaina i love you,

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      jai 6 years ago

      yaar functions to bahut hai par mughe software nahi mil rahe hai china mobile k to koi bhi banda ya bandi hai jo mughe bata sakta hai ki mai software ya games kanha se download kar sakta hnu china mobile ke

      ho sake to plese jald se jald reply karo

      i am waiting budies

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      gopi chand 6 years ago

      my mobile was chaina 5233 type . complaint was had set& bluetooth was not working. how to resolve the problem????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      umair077 6 years ago

      china mobiles are not good........mere pas 1year pehly 2 mobile thy china k.1 6300 and 2nd maxtel touch screen like a copy of iphone.battrey time very bad....koi software install nae hota...internet bkwas....camera bkwas....sound good......6300 paani ma gir gya or baad ma on hi ni hua......maxtel bi kharab ho gya......ab mere pas nokia n73 original and samsung e200 original hn.2ono bht aala set hn....pichly 8 months sy mere use ma hn.koi fault ni aya...........

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      sana khan 6 years ago

      ye sirf 1 shooq hai and jo log afford nahi kar sakte or un ko latest mobile chahiye to wo china hi ko prefer karte hain aaj kal pakistan main jo halaat hain us k mutabiq hamain to yehi kene chahyn

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      Shahbaz shafiq 6 years ago

      China mobiles achay hayn price b munasib hay.

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      FAHAD MELPARAMBA 6 years ago

      IT'S AWESOME

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      azeem 6 years ago

      hmm china aa gia ty chaa gia c ... par hn nokia china ak hi cheen h

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      SIRAJ KHAN 6 years ago

      THE CHINA MOBILES ARE VERY AFFORDABLE BUT ITS FNCTIONS R VERY HARDTHE COMPANY SHOULD MAINTAIN IT EASSIER THAN EASY I LOVE CHINA MOBILES AND I WANT TO GIVE A POLITE MASSAGE TO AMNA G THAT ASE NAI KEHTE JESA WOH KEHRAHI HAIN

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      Dip 6 years ago

      China mobiles is really good with low cost

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      Hassan 6 years ago

      hey!!!!!!guys china mobile rokxxxxx!!!but make sure before buying u check all the functions and confirm from the retailer that it is java supported or not if it is u can say it has no difference from the original one!!!china mobile have always 1.3 mega pixel camera it is low but u can not get any more then that in such low prices!!!u all know that if u have about PKR 6000 u can buy a nokia mobile but in a cheap VGA camera without memory card and with a small screen.i also know about the china phone batteries that they are so short life but not any more i m gonna give u atip that i do just go to a mobile shop and ask them to give u an original battery it should be round about PKR 350 or 400 but it will give u atleast 3 or 4 days battery time and also keep that in ur mind it is never priced low from 350 if it is it is the cheap quality battery it will never give u long battery life!!!my cousin's father brought a latest original iphone 4 16GB from UK it is worth PKR 85000 in pakistan but its unlocking was not available on every shop but some just have and they were asking PKR 13000 for unlocking she is still waiting to use her iphone anxsiously!!!but i got my china iphone 4 copy it works fine it is java supported wifi and 3g connectivity dual sim standby i have inserted a 16 GB micro sd card in it i play very heavy games on it and video call face to face at great speed at skype with my friends!!i have a complete access to internet from my iphone with wifi it have have motion sensor wich helps in the games and changing music and wallpaper!!!!!!!now it's like a full android phone coz added many games and use full softwares and apps in it i have also installed GPS and navigation system in it!!!its internet speed is very good i always see videos on youtube on my mobile!!!download them with usefull apps and masti on!!!coz i have inserted the original battery i m able to use my phone on long period of 3-4 days battery time with full usage!!!!my phone features are rear camera 2.0 megapixel high quality with a good flash and\ a front VGA camera for video calling \high quality speaker very loud\4.0 inch LCD touch screen with a very good touch it is like tha sensitive like the original one bluetooth ,TV,wifi,3g,GPRS,wap and much more!!! I refer u guys to buy niktel(bluetooth) phone it is java supported and GPRs and good quality camera must buy that one!!!!!

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      Tipu 6 years ago

      China mobile chinese jaise hote he

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      Ghazi Nasr 6 years ago

      Dear Hassam bhai,I am wana buy Chinese windows mobile or I-phone.DO Chinese windows mobiles support MT4 mobile version forex plateform?It reqquires at least windows 3 operating system.Also,does Chinese i-phone supports i-tunes?Actually,I wana download forex plateform from i-store.

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      internet fever 6 years ago

      CHINA PHONES ARE VERY GOOD IN MY OPINION...IF U HANDLE THEM WID THEM CARE THEY WILL SHOW NO FAULT...I DON'T FIND BATTERY TIMING OR CAMERA A PROBLEM IN MY CHINA IPHONE WHICH I BOUGHT FOR PKRS 4500....

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      m,raza 6 years ago

      china mob achy hen but camra quality shi nhi he.

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      yasen 6 years ago

      mere pas china mob hy aur mai subah se use kr rha hon lkn is me abi tk koi fault nhi aya hy, i like china mobiles.

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      Mobile Phone Mall 6 years ago

      I just love china phones. I run a store selling China phones myself and they are really profitable and people love them. Although there are a few things that could be improved such as battery life.

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      GM 6 years ago

      Nice

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      haqnawaz 6 years ago

      Yes, this gadget looks extremely nice. Good luck in writing about tech stuff. Very informative.

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      Asad 6 years ago

      I disagree with the writer that its hard to find the original ones in the market. The original ones are really easy to find in Pakistan and in fact they are everywhere. A very small portion of the market rely on Chines phones. Plus now its not hard to fix the Chines phones too. IT software can also be fixed. But the most amazing thing is that I have Chines N97 and it works better then original. You wont believe it? I ve tried both and the Touch of this Chines clone is just like iphone and the original is really hard to use after using this one. Amazing isn't it? The truth is that people want to fulfill their needs. They are not looking to the organizations to help them but to the markets. Companies like Nokia etc. should do the same... :)

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      huzaifa shaikh 6 years ago

      china mobile sirf khobsorti mai ache lagte hai magar is k ilawa is mobile chalane mai bilkul maza nai ata hai ye sirf or sirf chichore ladke kharidte hai aur is mai koi waranty bi nai hoti hai chala to chala warna paise zaya

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      wayne 6 years ago

      hello friend i am interested in buying iphone4 , is any body can tell me how it works and wat is the best price to buy thanks

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      servash 6 years ago

      Chinese mobiles are best the only grey area is its battery. better to replace with good one

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      ajay dev 6 years ago

      your phones are amazing

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      Agni 6 years ago

      yo man dosto i am using chinese mobile man when u buy a chinese mobile u must look carefully ok don't feel shy when u buy ok check everything battery charger and software too some mobiles are very good i am using a chinese mobile for last 1 year there are lots of company of chinese mobile just don't go and buy coz it looks cool ok when u buy check nicely dosto i am using an apple cone mobile too it works great for me .... jai hind

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      munna 6 years ago

      oh no i"ve buyed chinese iphone nd nw searching on it shit y i:ve buyed it but please tell me how to charge it because when i attched to switch its starts alerting bad contact charger

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      fahim 6 years ago

      don't go for chinese clones/ duplicates of nokia, either china mobiles with their own manufacturing companies are reliable...

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      arun 6 years ago

      sony ericssion ka duplicate flap main koi china mobile ayya hai uske rate kya h... white color main

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      MobileFreak 7 years ago

      I don trust these Chinese cell phones..They always ve got sum kind of problem lke low battery

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      janat gul 7 years ago

      china mobile is so very good but battery is very problem plz issue nokia blc5 oraginal battery alongwith the sit

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      aslam hyw 7 years ago

      Original cell phones of Nokia Mobiles that are made in Nokia factory and come in market have passed through a number of tests then they are allowed to release into different markets unlike these cloned cell phones which are not tested much. These mobiles are very fragile and come with an inexact warranty and neither are they relied to be repaired once they get corrupted. There are also a number of software problems and sometimes the cell phone ends up with just infected software of no use. These things can happen very often in these phones and no solution to these problems is found to fix them up. But in original phones if a problem occurs it can be fixed immediately by just visiting the nearest concerned cell phone office shop and paying money to fix your phone problem completely.

      So you just can never predict anything about these phones and they are unreliable as well. But people are seemed to buy these cell phones and they are good with them if they do not work properly just for the sake of low price they are ought of.

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      sirajvf 7 years ago

      Look for online auctions, like eBay to find Chinese atv parts. There really is no shortage of these items, so you have a great shot at finding what you're looking for. To narrow done the results, you may want to put the specific name of the item into the search. Try something like "Kazuma 110cc float." By narrowing your search, you'll get much more relevant results. There really are several ways to find Chinese atv parts, even if the company has gone out of business.

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      khalil us 7 years ago

      Wow this is good reading. It's good to know about doing business in China since they are such a rising economical power.

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      Waseem Gee 7 years ago

      Peoplz plz d'nt even buy a china made set.Becoz,,,

      na to in pe software install hote hn,aur na hi in k spare parts milte hn,agr mil b jaye to bht high price ma milte hn,

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      Sameer 7 years ago

      Peoplz plz d'nt even buy a china made set.Becoz,,,

      na to in pe software install hote hn,aur na hi in k spare parts milte hn,agr mil b jaye to bht high price ma milte hn,

      For.e.g N95 ki lcd 2000 ki mil rahi ha (for china set) jub k n95 market ma 4500 ka mil raha ha........

      Now its ur choice....

      I recomend Nokia,N70,N73.And N95 these are awsum sets,their camera,battery timing,every thing ,awsum....

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      imran khan 7 years ago

      i think china mobile is good as compare to the price.

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      Daniyal 7 years ago

      I want to take e71 made in china is it good or not..........

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      Daniyal 7 years ago

      Now days some vendors are giving one year warranty of china mobile and I think so that is only in Pakistan.

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      shahzad 7 years ago

      I want to ask whether the chinese i-phone clone has the document reader facility or not? ii want to purchase a cell that has the ability to open word 2007 & pdf files..

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      sajawal 7 years ago

      china gfive q9i goooood mobile

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      Arsal 7 years ago

      I want To take E88+ in china

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      Asad 7 years ago

      what is the modle number of the gaming type mobile in n90 image.

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      talha 7 years ago

      aye good or saste mobilr hote hain

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      Nirav 7 years ago

      i love chinese mobileeeeeeeeeee

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      ayesha 7 years ago

      I hate china mobile.