One thing that Android brings to the table other than an awesome operating system in its own right, is of course its open source and free to use model. This allows smaller players in the game to create a handset and compete purely on specs and of course price.
This is where loads of Chinese manufacturers – both small and large – come into the fold, players like Huawei and ZTE and of course smaller ones like Meizu and Oppo. However there are many other manufacturers that we haven’t heard of that are starting to make waves, Xiamoi and UMI are a couple, and this brings us to the new UMI X2, a 5″ quad-core 1080p beast — all for $260 USD.
What the UMI X2 brings to the table for the price is quite impressive. It has that 5″ 1080p 441ppi LCD display, powered by a MediaTek MTK6589 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with graphics powered by a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, sports 32 GB of expandable internal storage and 2GB of RAM, running on an impressive 2500mAh battery. For the imagery they have thrown in a 13 MP shooter on the rear and a 3 MP front facing camera. The device ships with Android 4.1, with 4.2 to follow.
Would you buy something like this for the price, or stick with the name brands? Are handsets like this and the Oppo Find 5 going to start making a big splash?