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Kingzone K1 Turbo / K1S Video Review - MT6592 - NFC - Wireless Charging

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By ColonelZap, Senior Member on 28th May 2014, 10:43 AM
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Hi guys

I just got this phone and I wanted to share this with you:

Specs:

5.5" inch capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen

Display 1920x1080 pixel Full HD resolution, IPS-Display, LTPS-technology

CPU: MTK6592 true octa-core @1.7GHz

GPU: Mali 450-MP

Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean

2GB RAM / 16GB of internal memory / TF-card support

Quadband, unlocked, 3G / UMTS / HSDPA+ / WCDMA

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic field sensor, gyro sensor, notification LED

OTG - USB on the go

NFC - Near Field Communication

Air Gesture Control

Wireless charging (with smart cover)

OTA - Over the Air firmware updates

Main camera: 14MP output ,autofocus, LED flash, F2.2

Front camera: 8MP output , autofocus, F.2.4

Dual Sim - Dual Standby (regular size and Micro Sim)

More pictures to be found here: http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2014/0...ew-mt6592.html

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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28th May 2014, 11:04 AM |#2  
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I get this, too. The metal chassis feels premium. A little bit expensive though.
28th May 2014, 02:41 PM |#3  
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I too received mine last week.
overall this is a really good phone , nicely built , beautifull full hd screen , very fast.

only negative point , but i don't know if this come from my unit or if its general issue from this phone,
the WIFI and Bluetooth signal are weaker than my other phone ( Samsung Omnia 7 / Sony XPERIA U )

if i stand in my rooter room i got no problem , but if i go in my kitchen , i lose signal while the 2 other phone have very low but some signal still.

And about bluetooth , when i connect my audio headset , and put the phone in my pocket it sometimes disconnect when i turn my head in the opposite direction of my holster .
that never happended with my Omnia7.

Actually i can live w/o bluetooth but the WIFI signal at my job is low in my office as being far from rooter and i get trouble connecting

Can you guys test your WIFI and bluetooth signal ? against other smartphone ?
28th May 2014, 09:21 PM |#4  
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everything is just works fine , only we need custom roms
28th May 2014, 10:04 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by platypus2308

And about bluetooth , when i connect my audio headset , and put the phone in my pocket it sometimes disconnect when i turn my head in the opposite direction of my holster .

AFAIK every Mediatek phone with Android 4.2.2 suffers from that issue. Might be better with the upcoming 4.4 ... hopefully.
28th May 2014, 10:31 PM |#6  
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AFAIK every Mediatek phone with Android 4.2.2 suffers from that issue. Might be better with the upcoming 4.4 ... hopefully.

this phone runs android 4.3.9 but it might be the same . i hope it software or firmware related .
i contacted the shop but i doubt they will do anything as it does works but the signal is just a bit weak IMHO.

and i guess the chip is the same for bluetooth and wifi ... so same problem.


edit: made a picture but can't link it here due to being newbie
29th May 2014, 07:52 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by platypus2308

this phone runs android 4.3.9 but it might be the same .

It definitely does NOT run on Android 4.3.9, an Android version like that does not exist!

As I said in my video, I am sure it runs on 4.2.x, probably 4.2.2

I also don't have any problems with Wifi at all, with MY setup, this phone has a very powerful wifi reception, a LOT better than most of the other phones I had so far
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29th May 2014, 10:42 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ColonelZap

It definitely does NOT run on Android 4.3.9, an Android version like that does not exist!

As I said in my video, I am sure it runs on 4.2.x, probably 4.2.2

I also don't have any problems with Wifi at all, with MY setup, this phone has a very powerful wifi reception, a LOT better than most of the other phones I had so far

well i received a message from the shop this morning to send the device back.
guess i'll send it back as it seems my device is faulty.
29th May 2014, 11:48 AM |#9  
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As ColonelZap wrote - it is definitively Android 4.2.2 and not 4.3.9. There are currently no drivers from Mediatek for Android 4.3.x.

I have two other phones with a Mediatek cpu and both have the same BT issues like the K1, not with a headset (never tried) but with car connections (different cars verified). Establishing a connection is never an issue but any transmission is interrupted. Sometimes earlier sometimes later (1 min upto 5 min.)

But the WLAN connection of my K1 is pretty fine.So maybe your device has a hardware issue in addition.
29th May 2014, 12:13 PM |#10  
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But the WLAN connection of my K1 is pretty fine.So maybe your device has a hardware issue in addition.

yeah , i think that too , but what worries me is that the WIFI does works , just not so well , so i hope they don't send the same unit again...
well i will write down the serial number and IMEI and see

thanks for the feedback guys.
29th May 2014, 04:15 PM |#11  
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Just ordered this phone, i hopes everything runs well, waiting for another review or issues of the batteries, gps and etc?
@colonel zap can you share with us what you are doing with this phone until it's so powerful like that?
Thanx in advance
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