The 10 re-branded Chinese smartphones you did not know about

Rebranded Chinese smartphones

Although a large portion of Chinese companies are now developing devices independently, the business of OEM-companies in China is still quite substantial. The companies accept orders (usually massive) from manufacturing companies, often international, which then sell the branded products under their brand.

The market is full of companies like these: Blu, Wiko, Micromax, etc., etc… the list is really long! Although this is not a practice known by the average user, this choice allows the manufacturer to save very high costs of research and development and, of course, production, which otherwise would have had to bear, managing to offer the final consumer (us) the telephone ad a competitive price.

Here are the 10 Chinese smartphones on the various markets under different names.

Gionee Elife S5.5 - Blue Vivo IV, Himax Pure S


Our readers will certainly already know the Elife S5,5 by Gionee, the phone that, until very recently, was known as the world's thinnest Android smartphone and equipped with 8-core processor. An incredible design, high-level components and enviable overall strength are the strengths of this Elife S5.5. Complete the picture by 5 inches Full-HD and well 2GB of RAM.

The smartphone is present in different markets: in the US as Blue Vivo IV and in Indonesia how Himax Pure S.

Coolpad F1 - Micromax Canvas Nitro, Himax Polymer

Coolpad F1

The Coolpad F1 is a device that has been very successful since the moment it was presented. In order to get hold of it, buyers had to go through international retailers and albeit with additional costs, the phone nevertheless promises to be a solid alternative to the classic mainstream mid-range. The device is in fact equipped with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM and above all a Mediatek MT6592 8-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 Ghz. On the market it is not difficult to find it at a price that is around 200 dollars (about 155 euros).

The F1 Coolpad is sold in India as Micromax Canvas Nitro and in Indonesia how Himax Polymer.

Gionee Elife E7 - Allview X1 Xtreme, Blu Life Pure XL and Walton Primo ZX

Gionee Elif E7

You will notice that Gionee is a constant in this mini-guide on rebranding. The company, in fact, before venturing into the market independently has worked a lot as a subcontractor for other manufacturing companies.

The Elife E7 is probably the device through which Gionee has made the leap in quality. His characteristics? Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.5 inch Full-HD display, 16 mega-pixel rear camera ... Although more than a year has passed since the launch event, the ELife E7 remains one of the most desired phones on the market.

It is sold in the United States as Blu Life Pure XL, in Europe like Allview X1 Xtreme and in Bangladesh like Walton Primo ZX.

Doogee Turbo DG2014 - Oplus XonPhone 5

Doogee DG Turbo

Although the Oplus XonPhone has a name that vaguely could postpone to Flagship Killer 2014, the device of which it takes the body in 1: 1 scale is instead the Doogee Turbo DG2014, one of the most popular entry-level of the Chinese market.

Specific features include: 5 inch HD display, Mediatek MT6582 quad-core processor from 1.3 Ghz and 1GB of RAM. The price at which the Oplus XonPhone is marketed in India, that is 7999 Rupees, which is equivalent to about 130 dollars, is worth the price, the same price at which Doogee Turbo DG2014 is sold.

T908 - Mito Selfie A77


The Chinese mobile market is full of telephones, which although they enjoy decent popularity at home, are marked exclusively by a particular identification or product code but are not branded under any brand. The T908 is one of these, a clone / replica of the Oppo N1 / Oppo N1 Mini just like the most famous iNew V8, but from the smaller display, only 4.5 inches. Dual-core processor from 1.3 Ghz, 512MB / 1GB of RAM and 3G connectivity the main technical specifications.

Devices like these are made exclusively for the OEM-company market, but sometimes they end up in the hands of some retailers who manage to make them very popular.

In Indonesia it is sold under the name of Mito Selfie A77.

Elephone P2000 - iBerry Auxus Note

Elephone P2000

Whether it is Elephone or not the OEM company of the two, this type of commercial agreement would seem to bear fruit. However, given that Elephone is a relatively new company on the scene, it should be this to have rebrandized the iBerry and not vice versa, but it is worth.

Curiously, the Elephone P2000 is equipped with a fingerprint reader. Considering the price at which it is sold, the P2000 is certainly one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) phones to be equipped with this feature. Inside the specifications sheet we also find: 5.5-inch HD display, NFC technology and 2650 mAh battery.

It is sold in India under the name of iBerry Auxus Note but we are sure that the device is in many other markets with different names.

Gionee Elife E6 - Blue Life Pure, Walton Primo X2, Allview X1 Soul

Gionee Elif E6

There is nothing to do, Gionee devices are among the most elegant on the market. Considering then the Elife E6 has been on the market for over a year ...

The Elife E6 came to market just when Mediatek was taking the big step towards the global market. The chipset used for this Gionee is the quad-core Mediatek MT6589T from 1.5 Ghz, the same used by Xiaomi for its first version of Redmi / Hongmi. The phone does not miss anything: 2GB of RAM and display in Full-HD resolution.

It is marketed in the States under the name of Blue Vivo Pure, in Europe like Allview X1 and in Bangladesh like Walton Primo X2.

JiaYu S2 - Vayoki S52

JiaYu S2

While JiaYu isn't one of the strongest Chinese companies, it has still managed to earn a decent name in the mobile landscape. The reason is to be found in the incredible solidity of its devices, a feature that distinguishes practically all its products. The JiaYu S2, the company's 2014 top range, is obviously no exception!

We have had a chance to review this product in the past few months and we have to admit it impressed us not poco. The device seems to be liked, however, not only by us at but also by Vayoki, a still semi-unknown start-up, who took it, labeled under the name of Vayoki S52. The target market should be India.

Wiko Highway - Micromax Canvas Knight - MyPhone Infinity

Wiko Highway

All three devices mentioned should be made by Tinno Mobile Tech, or so we suppose. Wiko commercializes it under the name of Highway, Micromax with the name of Canvas Knight and MyPhone with the name of Infinity.

Wiko is a relatively young company but unlike many other competitors, it has already broken into the most important markets, primarily Europe and America. Micromax, as you know by now, is the mobile company number 1 in India, MyPhone is a company that is now entering the Philippine market.

Speaking of technical specifications, the phone is equipped with a 5 inch screen in Full-HD resolution, 8-core processor clocked at 2.0 Ghz and well 2GB of RAM. The phone vaguely resembles iPhone, but very light.

Zopo ZP980 - Lemon Aspire A4 HD

Zopo ZP980

The Zopo ZP980 has received an absolutely important public success. If you hear about it for the first time, you'll probably be neophytes of Chinese hi-tech. Arrived on the market in different editions, it represents a milestone in the history of Zopo being the first true Full-HD of the Chinese house.

The Indian Lemon appreciated it so much that he decided to start marketing on his market with the name of Lemon Aspire A4 HD.

The 10 re-branded Chinese smartphones you did not know about

What we have proposed is only a part of the devices rebranded around the web. There will certainly be many more, some of our readers will know some that we ignored in this post. If you know someone we have not mentioned, please let us know by pointing it in the comments section below.