Takee 1 (Full Review) 3D Holographic Phone (Cheaper 2015 version with Play Store)

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s7yler

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Just got the Takee 1 today and want to share my full unboxing & first impressions about this phone.
This is a new cheaper version of the last year released Takee 1. This version comes without any earphones and a more discreet packaging. For me it is okay, as the phone and hardware is the same, but the price is so much better.

This version includes working Google Play Store out of the box! but it was missing Holo Space and 3D Films/Games etc. but I was able to install these things afterwards, so everything is fine! I believe it is called an EU version as the phone didn't include chinese apps and the ROM is pretty stock!

The original introduction price of this phone was about 6-700 USD last year, but this one here is like more than 5 times cheaper! For that price it is worth it IMO, because the hardware & build quality is very good. Only on the software side it is still stuck with JB and there will likely not be any Lollipop in the near future. But I actually did get one OTA update on the phone from 10 septebmer 2015 so they do still update it.

Unboxing & First look at the Takee 1 the world’s first 3D holographic smartphone that uses 3D display technology without the need for glasses
PS. I know I by mistake say that it comes with KK but it is in fact JB.

Takee 1 (Air Touch Test in Games)

Full In-Depth Review

Awarded iF Design Award 2015 and CES Innovation Award 2015.

Updated 01-11-2015 - Stock ROM / ROOT / TWRP / Stock 3D Clips here:
https://mega.nz/#!NUVXxQwY!884Dqg-lRnjB4mDkLOv79Yy42GqY2aIzJnKIoVNJHuc
Read info here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63586741&postcount=185
Thanks to pogodancer

Firmware 20151010 from stas30
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63567159&postcount=177

How to enter the Recovery read more here: (thanks mirandam)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63611960&postcount=202

ROOT:
Can be rooted very easily with iRoot, already tested it!

ROM: (INCLUDES THE 3D CALIBRATION IF YOU HAVE LOST IT!)
Here a backup of my ROM that includes root & holo apps. Make a complete backup of your own ROM first!
http://www.needrom.com/download/takee-1/

Want HOLO SPACE and HOLO GAMES? check on my blog for the APKs
http://s7yler.blogspot.de/2015/09/takee-1-3d-holographic-phone-55-fhd.html

Highlights
- 5.5 inch screen, 1920x1080 pixel
- MT6592T 2.0 GHz Octa Core
- 2 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM
- 13MP main camera + 5MP front camera
- Android 4.2.2 OS
- 2500mAh Lithium-polymer battery
- Unique Holographic Display Screen
- Supports Dual SIM Card
- Google Play Store
- Air Touch
- Revolutionized eye tracking technology
- Audio 3D sound headphone technology
- Network: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
- Supports 2G & 3G Network
 
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JS53

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Thank you for the review. I have just received this phone as well and as mention, it does not comes with the Holo Space, 3D games and apps. Can i check with you where can i download all this 3D apps and games? Thank you so much!
 

quetiano

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Hi and good day to you.
Regarding this takee 1,
1. How good is the 3D ?
2. Is the 3D dept adjustable ?
3. Is the effect worth it to actually purchase the phone?
4. Can the entire phone function in 3D such as normal home screen shortcut icons and software or just games and videos only?

Thanking you in advance,
Reff
 

s7yler

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Hi and good day to you.
Regarding this takee 1,
1. How good is the 3D ?
2. Is the 3D dept adjustable ?
3. Is the effect worth it to actually purchase the phone?
4. Can the entire phone function in 3D such as normal home screen shortcut icons and software or just games and videos only?

Thanking you in advance,
Reff

1. It is a bit similar to 3D on a 3D TV I would say, hard to say how good it is, what do you compare with???
2. No, that is calibrated on the phone from the manufacture
3. That's up to you, I can't tell what you think. For extreme 3D lovers it might be, for normal users maybe not
4. Only pictures and videos and special apps made for it
 

Nartus

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Where can I get the firmware image? maybe the guys miuipro will make the porting of MIUI firmware based on Android 4.4 miuipro.ru/roms/
 

bagher

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Feb 17, 2010
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Hi friend... thanks for review.
can this phone update to kitkat with OTA?

in needrom is two rom for this phone... but wich is compatible with this phone?
What is the difference Takee 1 and 1S between. How does?
Takee 1S ROM compatible the Takke 1?

thanks for replay

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I have seen many of reviews at youtube.
but i see there is two version of this phone.
one have white notification bar and one have black... also lock screen is diferrent....

What is the difference between...?
 

s7yler

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Hi friend... thanks for review.
can this phone update to kitkat with OTA?

in needrom is two rom for this phone... but wich is compatible with this phone?
What is the difference Takee 1 and 1S between. How does?
Takee 1S ROM compatible the Takke 1?

thanks for replay

---------- Post added at 08:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:40 AM ----------

I have seen many of reviews at youtube.
but i see there is two version of this phone.
one have white notification bar and one have black... also lock screen is diferrent....

What is the difference between...?

Don't flash the ROMs from needrom, the 1S ROM is not compatible! and the other one is a VERY old Beta ROM, not usefull at all. Also you might loose the 3D effect if you flash another ROM, as the phone then needs to be calibrated again to show the 3D effect, and only Estar can do that then. As far as I know there is no KitKat ROM out.

If the look is different in videos you have seen, it is just using another launcher, but the ROM is still just based on 4.2 - I think the Chinese version from 2014 had another launcher, but that version did also miss the Play Store, so not recommended.
 
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bagher

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Don't flash the ROMs from needrom, the 1S ROM is not compatible! and the other one is a VERY old Beta ROM, not usefull at all. Also you might loose the 3D effect if you flash another ROM, as the phone then needs to be calibrated again to show the 3D effect, and only Estar can do that then. As far as I know there is no KitKat ROM out.

If the look is different in videos you have seen, it is just using another launcher, but the ROM is still just based on 4.2 - I think the Chinese version from 2014 had another launcher, but that version did also miss the Play Store, so not recommended.

Thank you very much ❤❤❤❤
 

Evocatorum

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Sep 24, 2015
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Until we get images popping out and turning off droids while asking for help, the 3D craze will remain just that: a craze.

The phone looks great, but I want Holo-decks!
 

stas30

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Jan 14, 2014
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Don't flash the ROMs from needrom, the 1S ROM is not compatible! and the other one is a VERY old Beta ROM, not usefull at all. Also you might loose the 3D effect if you flash another ROM, as the phone then needs to be calibrated again to show the 3D effect, and only Estar can do that then. As far as I know there is no KitKat ROM out.

If the look is different in videos you have seen, it is just using another launcher, but the ROM is still just based on 4.2 - I think the Chinese version from 2014 had another launcher, but that version did also miss the Play Store, so not recommended.

You can backup all partitions, and to give us? Via MTK Droid Tools or Partitions Backup & Restore http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=657190
 

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s7yler

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I have just made a full "readback" backup (with preloader, userdata etc.) of the phone with SP Flash Tool.....
The ROM is on needrom now here: http://www.needrom.com/download/takee-1/
It includes all the Holo apps, ROOT and the latest Sep OTA update.

But anyone who flash the ROM - FIRST make a backup of your own ROM just in case! I take NO responsibility for anything or if you loose your 3D calibration on your phone. Flashing could result in that the 3D calibration is lost, and then the 3D effect will be gone on the phone, even in the 3D video player.
 
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The 3D calibration is a sensitive issue, I would want to be QUITE sure it would be intact on a custom ROM. I'd be more concerned with properly rooting it first.
 

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    Just got the Takee 1 today and want to share my full unboxing & first impressions about this phone.
    This is a new cheaper version of the last year released Takee 1. This version comes without any earphones and a more discreet packaging. For me it is okay, as the phone and hardware is the same, but the price is so much better.

    This version includes working Google Play Store out of the box! but it was missing Holo Space and 3D Films/Games etc. but I was able to install these things afterwards, so everything is fine! I believe it is called an EU version as the phone didn't include chinese apps and the ROM is pretty stock!

    The original introduction price of this phone was about 6-700 USD last year, but this one here is like more than 5 times cheaper! For that price it is worth it IMO, because the hardware & build quality is very good. Only on the software side it is still stuck with JB and there will likely not be any Lollipop in the near future. But I actually did get one OTA update on the phone from 10 septebmer 2015 so they do still update it.

    Unboxing & First look at the Takee 1 the world’s first 3D holographic smartphone that uses 3D display technology without the need for glasses
    PS. I know I by mistake say that it comes with KK but it is in fact JB.

    Takee 1 (Air Touch Test in Games)

    Full In-Depth Review

    Awarded iF Design Award 2015 and CES Innovation Award 2015.

    Updated 01-11-2015 - Stock ROM / ROOT / TWRP / Stock 3D Clips here:
    https://mega.nz/#!NUVXxQwY!884Dqg-lRnjB4mDkLOv79Yy42GqY2aIzJnKIoVNJHuc
    Read info here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63586741&postcount=185
    Thanks to pogodancer

    Firmware 20151010 from stas30
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63567159&postcount=177

    How to enter the Recovery read more here: (thanks mirandam)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63611960&postcount=202

    ROOT:
    Can be rooted very easily with iRoot, already tested it!

    ROM: (INCLUDES THE 3D CALIBRATION IF YOU HAVE LOST IT!)
    Here a backup of my ROM that includes root & holo apps. Make a complete backup of your own ROM first!
    http://www.needrom.com/download/takee-1/

    Want HOLO SPACE and HOLO GAMES? check on my blog for the APKs
    http://s7yler.blogspot.de/2015/09/takee-1-3d-holographic-phone-55-fhd.html

    Highlights
    - 5.5 inch screen, 1920x1080 pixel
    - MT6592T 2.0 GHz Octa Core
    - 2 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM
    - 13MP main camera + 5MP front camera
    - Android 4.2.2 OS
    - 2500mAh Lithium-polymer battery
    - Unique Holographic Display Screen
    - Supports Dual SIM Card
    - Google Play Store
    - Air Touch
    - Revolutionized eye tracking technology
    - Audio 3D sound headphone technology
    - Network: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
    - Supports 2G & 3G Network
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    Xposed Framework

    Hello friends,

    after playing around with my Takee 1 I am satisfied with this cheap smartphone I bought from GearBest. The allover performance is not the best compared to other octacore devices but nevertheless it can be used comfortable. And the 3D-playback function is amazing. Unfortunately the possibility of changing settings in the 3D-video app are not satisfying.

    After lots of tests and the hint of Skalofrio1293 I was able to install XposedFramework to make the JellyBean device much more comfortable and nicer.

    1. To cut a long story short I collected the firmwares dated 2015-09-10 for each of you. I made a very big download package of 2.3GB including:

    - Stockrom unrooted
    - Stockrom rooted
    - Stockrom prepared for XposedFramework
    - TWRP custom recovery
    - 3D-movies and pictures from stock
    - files for reactiving the 3D-effect for people who have lost it

    You can find everything here: Takee-1_2015-09-10_151026-204849_AiO-pogo

    You can read my attached ReadMe.pdf for further informations.

    2. @ s7yler
    Please add the download link to your post #1. Thanks.

    Let's dance.
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    Lets find a developer to port Android 6 (Marshmellow)

    Lets find a developer to port Android 6 (Marshmellow). Someone with an indisputable track record of sucess and good reputation. Then raise a fund among TAKEE owners to pay the developer. The payment must be on schedule delivery of a fully functional firmware.
    What do you think of this proposal?
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    Succeeded to fix GPS problem!

    Read some articles, and thats the way I done it.

    Opened this: app.box.com/s/w57s1v1n3hie7l5lk28i/2/1033932257
    Downloaded file "gps.conf" for my country. Placed it to the /system/etc. (need root to replace existing system file). Run GPS TEST app. Entered to settings, pressed Clear AGPS. Then UPDATE AGPS. Closed GPS TEST app.
    Entered ENGINEER MODE. Then moved to LOCATION section. Entered LOCATION BASED SERVICE. Pressed EPO download button. After 3 minutes entered AGPS tab, pressed LOAD PROFILE. Then entered YGPS section. Made GPS TEST - 5 times with 1 sec interval. Entered SATELLITES tab - red dots (satellites) appeared. Then entered INFORMATION tab. Pressed FULL button, after abou 2 min status changed and information (about date, time, latitude and longitude etc) appeared. The same way with WARM, HOT and COLD buttons. After all pressed AGPS RESTART button. Then entered NMEA LOG tab. Pressed start button. Then entered SATELLITES tab - waited untill red dots became green. Then returned to NMEA LOG tab, pressed stop button - new atlas saved to the phone. Exited ENGINEER MODE. Run NAVITEL app. And voilà - abot 10 satellites are connected!

    I dont know what exactly helped to fix it, but I'm glad I made it work. And I hope that it will help somebody else.
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    ---------- Post added at 10:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:25 AM ----------

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    1. Too optimistic.
    2. The built quality of my device is mediocre only because the hardware buttons (volume rockers and power button) are not very solid. They should fit a bit stronger.
    3. That review is just a repetition of existing reviews. Nothing that we didn't know before. IMHO s7yler's review is much more helpful.
    4. Nevertheless thanks for the time you took.


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    Hello to all,

    I guess stas30 was right when saying that the last two firmware updates work. I checked it again (just a few minutes) and I can confirm that 3D, camera and making phone calls is working with the firmwares dated 2015-10-10 and 2015-11-09.

    For this reason and to complete the firmware collection I modified both firmwares with root privileges, some minor changes and deodexed applications to make the xPosed Framework working. Like I said before I only did short tests - it's your job now to check what's working or not. But never forget to do a factory reset after having flashed a new rom !!!

    If you like you can download the modified firmwares here:

    Takee-1_151010_151026-212141_root-mod-deodeXposed

    Takee-1_151109_151114-172130_root-mod-deodeXposed

    [email protected] [email protected]

    p.s.: I personally went back to the firmware dated 2015-09-10 because I think the 3D effect is working best here. Maybe it's just a placebo or the cameras for scanning our eyes are working better. What do you think :confused:

    @ s7ler
    Please add both links to the OP. Thanks.