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China phones are everywhere. Not only are these devices sold on the black market, but also fast-becoming popular goods in the mainstream market. Why do people patronize these devices? Read on and find out why.

China’s gray market handset industry is a huge thing these days. It was non-existent in the past, but these bandit phones or locally known as “shanzhai ji” sold a whooping 750 million handsets in 2008.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit phones made it simple to produce a phone that is cheap yet packed with features. But more often, these devices were poor in quality because the technologies used for making these phones are below the standard.

Amidst the fact that these off-brand phones are low in quality, many consumers are persuaded to buy them because of the cheap prices. Consumers see these phones as disposable units since it can easily be replaced once it is broken.

Let’s do a little background check on the bandit phones that people are raving about. Gadg pointed out the top three China phone that are considered best-sellers.

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Many of us wonder what are the differences between Cect and Sciphone, and I9 vs i68. That’s not a easy task, and we can check a lot of photos and videos of them, to try to make the choice.

Here is a table to help check the main differences:

CECT I9 vs Sciphone i68

Release Date
Dec 2009
Jan 2009
Carrier
Locked
Network Type
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Operating System
Display Size
240 x 320
240 x 320
Screen Type
260K Colors (TFT)
265K Colors (TFT)
Installed Memory
2048.0 MB
256.0 MB
Antenna Type
Integrated
Integrated
Connectivity
Bluetooth, USB
Bluetooth, USB
Digital Camera Resolution
2.0 Megapixels
1.3 Megapixels
Digital Camera Zoom
Input Method
Touch Screen, Handwrite Recognition
Keypad, Touch Screen, Touchpad
Standby Time
240.0 Hours
200.0 Hours
Talk Time
240.0 Hours
4.0 Hours
Address Book Capacity
500.0 Contacts
Data Formats
WAP 2.0
WAP 2.0
Messaging Formats
SMS, MMS
SMS, MMS, EMS
Multimedia Features
Integrated Digital Camera,MIDI Ringtones,MP3 player,MP3 ringtones,MPEG4 video playback,Video Player,Video Recorder,Polyphonic ringtones,FM Radio
FM Radio
Organizer Features
Alarm clock, Calendar, Handwriting Recognition
Alarm clock, Calendar
Other Features
Vertical and Horizontal Display
Push to Talk, Screensaver
Phone Features
Integrated speakerphone
Vibrating Alert, Hands Free Options
Weight
0.24 oz.
4.3 oz.

 

 

How to remove and insert the memory card in fake iphones like the hiphone, sciphone, i9, p168, etc. (The i9 and p168 are shown).

At&t WAP Setup

***First Step***
1.Main menu –> Select Services
2.Select Data Account –> Select GPRS
3.Select the first entry
4.Edit the account name to whatever you would like
5.Edit APN to wap.cingular (lowercase)
6.Edit Username to WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (UPPERCASE)
7.Edit Password to CINGULAR1 (UPPERCASE)
8.Edit Auth Type. to Secure
9. Save
Select Back –> Select Back

***Second Step***
Select WAP
1.Select Settings –> Edit Profile
2.Select the first entry –> Edit Profile
3.Edit the name to whatever you would like
4.Edit Homepage to http://device.home
5.Edit Data Account to the Name you established in the First Step
6.Edit Connection type to HTTP
7.The IP address is 066.209.011.032 and the port number is 8080
8.Edit Username to WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
9.Edit Password to CINGULAR1
Select back or done
Select Activate Account

You should now see a Black [G] in the upper left of your screen.
To access the net select Services –> WAP –> Homepage.
If it connects the Black [G] should turn Green

MMS
Select Messages –> MMS –> Message Settings
Select Server Profile
Select the first entry
Select Edit Profile
Edit Rename Profile to whatever name you would like
Edit Home Page to http://mmsc.cingular.com
Edit Data Account to the same data account you created for WAP
Edit Connection Type to HTTP the IP address is 066.209.011.032 and the port is 8080
Edit the Username to WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (UPPERCASE)
Edit the Password to CINGULAR1 (UPPERCASE)
Select Done or Save
Make sure to activate the profile and you are good.

This tutorial will tell you how to Setup Internet for the Sciphone i9+ iPhone Clone fot AT&T and T-Mobile Networks.

So here is how to config the Internet Connection for the Sciphone i9+

cect iphone i9 3g internet Services

Step (1) Create Account Data

Internet Settings for Cingular AT&T:

  1. Select [Services]
  2. Select [Data Account]
  3. Select [GPRS]
  4. Select the first entry
  5. Account Name enter: (ATT) (or whatever you would like)
  6. Press Options
  7. Press Done or OK
  8. Edit APN to wap.cingular (lowercase)
  9. Press Options
  10. Press Done or OK
  11. Edit Username to: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (UPPERCASE)
  12. Press Options
  13. Press Done or OK
  14. Edit Password to CINGULAR1 (UPPERCASE)
  15. Press Options
  16. Press Done or OK
  17. Edit Auth Type: to Secure
  18. Press Done
  19. Press Save

Internet Settings for T-Mobile:

  1. Select [Services]
  2. Select [Data Account]
  3. Select [GPRS]
  4. Select the first entry
  5. Account Name enter: (Tmobile) (or whatever you would like)
  6. Press Options
  7. Press Done or OK
  8. Edit APN to wap.voicestream.com (lowercase)
  9. Press Options
  10. Press Done or OK
  11. Edit Username to: (leave blank)
  12. Press Options
  13. Press Done or OK
  14. Edit Password to: (leave blank)
  15. Press Options
  16. Press Done or OK
  17. Edit Auth Type: to Secure
  18. Press Done
  19. Press Save

HINT: After Creating Account Data Click on [BACK] Twice, it will take you back to SERVICES.

Step (2) Create Profile

  1. Select Services
  2. Select WAP
  3. Select Setting
  4. Select Edit Profile
  5. Select the first entry (China Mobile)
  6. Choose Edit Profile
  7. Rename Profile enter: (ATT WAP or the Tmobile) (or whatever you would like)
  8. Press Options
  9. Press Done or OK
  10. Edit Homepage to http://www.google.com/ncr (or whatever you like)
  11. Press Options
  12. Press Done or OK
  13. Data Account select GPRS
  14. Select (ATT WAP) the Name you established in the First Step and press OK
  15. Edit Connection type to HTTP
  16. The Proxy address is 066.209.011.032 (for AT&T)
    and 216.155.175.105 (for T-mobile and Port number is 8080 and press OK
  17. Edit Username to: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM (for AT&T) or leave blank for T-mobile
  18. Press Options
  19. Press Done or OK
  20. Edit Password to CINGULAR1 or leave blank for T-mobile
  21. Press Options
  22. Press Done or OK
  23. Press Done
  24. When prompted to SAVE select [Yes]
  25. Select Activate Profile
  26. When prompted to Activate Profile choose [Yes]

To Access the Internet

  1. Select [Services]
  2. Select [WAP]
  3. Select [Homepage]

You will see (G) in blue.

Everyone has lots of questions about the new Cect / Sciphone i9 3G. Many have to do with the  3G network: will it work? . At least for now, the answer is no. But, this is the new version of the i9 and it is very nice.  In addition to the being a bit thinner and sleeker, it comes in three colors ( red, black and white) and it has completely redone the menus and icons.  There are 10 PAGES of icons available for this phone.  Now there are icons (quick touch) for YouTube, Video viewing, MMS, Maps, Missed Calls, etc.  Essentially, any feature that you can get on this phone, you can make an icon phone and you can change and move around the icons so that they fall exactly where you want them to.

This phone is every bit as fast and complete as they previous i9.  It is quad band. It has Java and it is a shake and tilt model.  It has the flow touch – flip through interface and you can still pinch and slide on the screen or photos to zoom in and out.  Essentially, this is the i9 with more color options, a sleeker screen and housing, and a whole lot more flexibility and customization options.

And, it’s not even more expensive than the older i9.

Specs:

Feature Specification
Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WHz, Roaming worldwide
Languages Available English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Deutsch, Dutch, Bahasa Melayu, Italiano, Persian, Simplified Chinese, etc. For more languages supported, please review the pictures above
Dimensions 110mm x 60mm x 11.5mm
Weight 100g
Shape Slim Bar
Display Type QVGA, 260K colors
Display Size 3.2 inch, 240 x 320 pixels
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (64 channels); Supprot mp3, midi, mp4 of ringtone formats
Ringtones Amount Depends on the storage size
Ringtones Customization Downloadable
Vibration Yes
Music MP3 background play, equalizer
Video 3GP, MP4, support 3GP / MP4 movie full screen play, support forward and pause functions
Phonebookt 300 groups of phone books
Internal Memory 2GB
Connectivity GPRS / WAP 2.0
Card slot TF (TransFlash)
Messaging 300 SMS, MMS
Data transfer USB cable / Bluetooth 2.0
Games Two common games
Camera 1.3 M Pixel, Image resolution up to 640*480 pixels
Battery 1200mah
Stand-by time 200-250hours
Talk time 23hours
Compensation Supports JAVA technology, can install MSN, Office, PDF etc.
Additional Features MP3 / MP4 player
Handsfree
Calendar
Memo
Alarm clock
World time
Calculator
Voice Player
Voice recorder
Video Player
Video recorder
SMS group sending
MMS
Memory card extendable up to 8 GB
WAP 2.0
Bluetooth 2.0
GPRS download
Screen / music swicth with hand-shaking
EBook

Another video review of the Java i9

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