[Q] One of them Chinese MTK6589 Phones... with a problem :(
Hi All in the know!
Right where do I start with this one... My friend has recently purchased this phone: -
I9500 5" ANDROID 4.2 1.2Ghz 2GB RAM MTK6589 PHONE 8GB
massive problems with 2 areas with it...
It's running Android 4.2.3, after throwing it through CPU-Z it does appear to have 2gb of Ram, MTK6589 clocked at 1.2ghz, it is the 5" 1280x720 screen which looks lovely by the way and it's come 'Android' branded literally, 'ANDROID' on the back cover
and it came with a flip cover built into the back...
When in use, the phone works fantastic! Very responsive lovely happy days...
The problem is simply this, it won't charge when switched on... When it's off, it'll charge fine, but when switched on, it won't even acknowledge that a charger is plugged in... We've tried loads of different chargers including my Genuine Samsung Galaxy
Note charger which still does nothing... Also, the battery seems to really get swallowed quickly, looking in the battery section of the settings menu it appears that 'Mobile standby' is using the battery flat out and also 'Phone idle' whereas the screen uses
it like 7% as opposed to the 48% achieved by 'Mobile standby'.
I'm trying to at least identify the phone as I want to attempt to flash a rom to see if it's a software issue, we've reset it back to defaults and even managed to get into a 'Factory Mode' where you can run tests etc... I'm no stranger to flashing phones so I
understand what the risks are etc... I've uploaded a picture of the actual phone here: Actual Phone!
and I've scoured the internet looking for phones and so far I believe this
youtube video is the most similar model... HDC S4 i9500?
Any help would be soooooo much appreciated guys as it's pretty useless at the moment with the battery drain and not being able
to charge it while using...
Thanks in advance!
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