Here is the cheapest 5-inch 1080p smartphone

Here is the cheapest 5-inch 1080p smartphone
There are some amazing things happening in China. It is not just that the world’s most populous country is manufacturing the most appealing gadgets in the world like the iPhone, but with access to so many parts, Chinese phone manufacturers are able to deliver some top notch devices at extremely affordable prices.

The newest one is a 5-inch 1080p smartphone which will cost... merely $144. That is the off contract price, mind you. In comparison, other 1080p devices like the Sony Xperia Z sell for around four to five times more.

Of course, you shouldn’t expect quite that level of performance and attention to detail, but a brilliant screen with decent performance at that price definitely sounds great. The phone in question is the mysterious Neo N003

The Neo N003 will arrive in two models, the first one being the affordable $144 one, and the second one is much more expensive and better equipped at $241.

Right now, you can get a 5-inch 1080p phone for around $160 with the iOcean X7 ‘Youth.’

source: Giz China

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31 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Should be called Neo Note G Pro Mini.

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Now that is ridiculously cheap. Can't believe 1080p is still considered high end in the laptop realm ..

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

True. Now here's one for a little more ($400), but rocking a Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1,9GHz and an epic 4200mAh battery. http://www.narudo.com.cn/show2.php?mid=71

25. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

with this specs wouldn't it have beaten the s 4? i mean a quad core at 1.9GHz?, 4200mAh bat?

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

galaxy s3 design rip off,

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

at this price does it even matter

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Never heard of china have you?

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lol that was a good one

4. asianface

Posts: 12; Member since: May 27, 2011

Would like to snatch one to play with :D look at the price!!

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

China products are synonymous with the word 'cheap' - with huge trade offs in quality. Not surprising, but pushing it to $144 is kinda extreme. It probably is only good enough for watching videos, and cant even play games properly. No matter what chipset it uses, it's not going to be a powerful one.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just because it is a China product? Come on, it is from China doesn't mean it is bad or 'cheap'!

26. sammy_saw

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

Why ? Were dose I phone made from ?

27. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

Are you saying that HTC(I know its in Taiwan, but same general area) makes cheap products. Huawei doesn't make cheap products anymore either

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Um...Victor, are you sure it's a 1080p device? Cause i checked with the name and it says 5.3 inch with a resolution of 720p, using the quad-core mediatek processor MTK6589. Or is it different?

9. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Xperia Z sure cost 5 times more but what about HTC One? That thing unlocked cost more than Xperia Z and no one complain about that?

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

EXTREMELY better than iPhone

15. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

How do you know that? For $144 you can´t get good internals, A screen with 1080p resolution will cost surely at least $50 so now you only have $94. At least $50 will go to internals. And they have to sell the phone with a win so I would guess that the only good thing about this phone will be the screen and Android, ofcourse :). And I would not be surprised if the is quite weak, low contrast, low brightness, not accurate colors and I think that you know that Iphone 5 has one of the best screen, very good contrast, almost perfect RGB and very high brightness. The only part where Iphone loses is the price and that it is not running android.

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well at least it is more affordable than the iPhone 5, i know the specs of the iPhone 5 are better than this phone, the problem is the design has not been chang

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

the problem is the design has not been changed, and I hate the physical home button, and the iPhone 5 ios have problems too, but that's just my opinion :) (Sorry for the comment, i'm too late to edit the comment, Phonearena says can't edit the comment after 240 secs)

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Surely more affordable than the mini iphone in fiber glass :D

29. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No just proves the S3 is easy to replicate, and cheap.

11. bragzter

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Almost all the expensive devices are made over there. We just pay for the name. So these are the same parts minus the branding

14. nexus_user

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hope the components is not made or doesn't contain toxic materials and hope the phone can last for a year :-)

16. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

These phones are made to hold out for merely 2 months, so that you go ahead and buy a new one five times (1 year), so that makes it more expensive that HTC ONE :). For those of you that did not get this, I was being sarcastic.

20. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I'll bet my life that this piece of Chinese crap won't last a year.

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well if that's so then these phones would fail in China too ... have they failed? No perhaps.

21. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

this just prove that high end models that samsung and others are not worth a price! you can now buy a 1080p phone at that super low price! android is really disposable!

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

These phones are quickly becoming popular in India. Antutututu scores don't matter here ... all want BIG screens

28. Adithya7184 unregistered

I m damn sure...micromax will ripoff this phone.....and people say micromax manufactured this....LOL...

30. RodrigoFreijanes

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I sold my Note 1 N7000 and got Note 10.1 N8000. Now I just need to decide what Chinese smartphone to buy.

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