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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #81 on: September 05, 2017, 12:46:09 am »
I hope there'll be reviews of this on YouTube soon.
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Phawx

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #82 on: September 05, 2017, 02:37:43 am »
More than likely this will not have the play store installed, right?

Also looks like I wouldn't even get LTE on t-mobile :/

Looks like Cricket would be the only choice
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 02:59:54 am by Phawx »

siegel17701

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #83 on: September 05, 2017, 03:45:51 am »
Hopefully the 128gb version is soon coming.

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DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #84 on: September 05, 2017, 04:46:23 pm »
Hopefully the 128gb version is soon coming.

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Yeah, and looking for the western release they promised. Hopefully, they get some carrier support this time. So far I've been checking the Snail forums and haven't heard any bad reports regarding the device. I can only translate so much, but issues or problems tend to sound off when present.

Not much in the form of information, unless you understand the spoken language, but there is an un-boxing video along with other threads about the device. This means Snail has officially released it, so the reports of availability on other websites is accurate.

http://bbs.snail.com/forum-69-1.html

Lets's hope they follow up with the western release this time.

siegel17701

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2017, 10:59:22 pm »
Been quiet, anyone get this yet?

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montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #86 on: October 08, 2017, 10:56:36 am »
Here goes nothing (possibly)
Here's a short crappy review of my snail mobile i7 phone.
I've had it for a little over a week now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZsVm2356g&feature=youtu.be

i wasn't really gonna do a review. Cause normally I follow others reviews before a buy.
But since I needed a new mobile , and I had skipped the W3d and Much W1 phone.
I just went out & brought it.

Phone was brought from here.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DHL-Fast-Delivery-Snail-W3D-4G-FDD-LTE-3D-Game-Cell-Phone-MTK6595-Octa-Core-Android/32423765055.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.163.oBqUbb&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10130_10068_10344_10342_10343_10340_10341_10307_10060_10131_10155_10132_10133_10154_10056_10055_10054_5370015_10059_10534_10533_10532_100031_10099_10338_10339_10103_10102_10052_10053_10107_10050_10142_10051_9987_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10110_5590015_10175_10111_10112_10113_10114_10312_10313_10314_10078_10079_10073-10051_9987,searchweb201603_24,ppcSwitch_4&btsid=274aabab-f22b-4b4b-b1d0-c41e5fa716bb&algo_expid=4a67d856-22cc-47e2-81aa-162a6956fa6c-21&algo_pvid=4a67d856-22cc-47e2-81aa-162a6956fa6c

In the video i've compared it to a  Ps vita , Gpd Win and my old 6 inch mobile. (you can see the size differences)

1st impressions
Phone is not Rooted and it doesn't have Google store on it.
The 6inch screen is great (for me anyway) for emulations etc.
The controls are just do-able for me.

I'm sure there will be some more questions coming my way...

p.s. take no notice of the time stamp on the video , it's incorrect...
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 10:59:16 am by montie1965 »

silvacrest

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2017, 01:18:02 pm »
Thanks for the video and comparison, can you confirm there is no SD slot, im pretty sure there isnt but i would like to know for sure.

i think its strange that i never heard of a 4GB RAM model until you showed it just now, and the battery seems to be slightly smaller then i thought it would be.

so what do you think of the general performance and gaming performance? have you figured out how to put google play store on it? and would you recommend this device to someone who is into these types of devices?

Thanks.

montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2017, 02:00:01 pm »
Yes there's NO SD card slot & yes there's only 4 GB of ram ( but thats plenty in my view)
There is space for 2 SIMS.
And battery is 5800mAh instead of 6000mAh but it's removeable.
Performance still feels the same as my old lenovo k920 snapdragon 801. There still some performance problems with
some games in emulations (like gran turismo in PPSSPP emulator)(even with some frame skipping it still lags)
But I normally play tactical rpg games so it shouldn't affect me to much.
There's no google store , and from what I've found out is that you need to to have root to install it.
I won't be installing it . till I find  a guide thats reliable & working.
Even with these short comings I still love the device. Screen size is great (i can't go back to the PS vita small screen now)
I'm taking my time learning the controls (I'm from a playstation background not an X-box background)
The device feels well made (probably not up to PS Vita standards) but still OK.
I got it for a little under $500 australian dollars. that sounds like alot (but apple /samsung phones are much more than that)
Its not pockable. I've got two different ninento switch bags/pouch coming in. lets see which one fits it better.

p.s. its also a fingerprint magnet...
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 12:23:00 am by montie1965 »

siegel17701

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2017, 09:00:27 pm »
Good overview montie!

Im hoping someone compares to the GPD XD and the other snail devices.

No sd card is a bummer. Sometimes the second sim doubles as an sd card reader.

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LordDavon

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #90 on: October 09, 2017, 01:02:22 am »

No sd card is a bummer. Sometimes the second sim doubles as an sd card reader.


Just got my youngest daughter a Leeco Le S3, which can't use the second SIM as an SD Card reader either.  Bugged me, since I read a review that said it could... then read a bunch that it couldn't after.  I'm okay, since it was just over $100.  Really nice for the price too.

montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #91 on: October 09, 2017, 03:26:13 pm »
Give me a day or two and I'll try and do another video.
I'll try and make it less crappy than the other one...
I'll throw in some bench tests etc....

Faust

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #92 on: October 10, 2017, 04:03:52 pm »
It's a bit weird, I have the Much I5S, but I have access to a micro sd slot. What's the point to remove the micro sd card slot.

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« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 04:33:28 pm by Faust »

montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #93 on: October 10, 2017, 05:35:09 pm »
Of course having more memory is always better... but you can still live with 64GB its not a deal breaker for me.
4 GB of ram is also plenty enough , its an android device not a win 10 device...

I did own a Much G2 phone awhile back , and that also had a SD card slot.

siegel17701

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #94 on: October 10, 2017, 10:05:34 pm »
Of course having more memory is always better... but you can still live with 64GB its not a deal breaker for me.
4 GB of ram is also plenty enough , its an android device not a win 10 device...

I did own a Much G2 phone awhile back , and that also had a SD card slot.
You can live with 64gb . I have 256GB on my current phone and could use more!

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montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #95 on: October 11, 2017, 01:47:21 am »
Slight less crappy review is up (it's still crappy in my mind)
The video / sound quality is poor. (i was having trouble with my little cheap fake chinese go pro camera)

https://youtu.be/pWTr8ylB2eQ

The intro was videoed from the i7 phone (so you can see the video quality)
Took back cover off so you can see only 2 sim card slots (no sd card slot)
talked about joysticks and buttons. (forgot to mention that theres no start , select or L2 , R2 buttons)(I've got them mapped on the screen when needed)
Talking about mapping you might have noticed me moving a MOQI icon on the screen around. Thats the phone button mapping app. it turns on with every app you use. (I haven't played around with it much yet. And it looks alot more
complex than the previous button mapping apps I've used in the past.)(Also I haven't figured a way to turn it off)
Next I ran some bench tests
Aida64
Antutu
and Geekbench 4

Hopefully you might have found some useful or interesting information in this clip....

p.s. that voice really does not sound like me on the video clip...




DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2017, 03:32:32 pm »
Slight less crappy review is up (it's still crappy in my mind)
The video / sound quality is poor. (i was having trouble with my little cheap fake chinese go pro camera)

https://youtu.be/pWTr8ylB2eQ

The intro was videoed from the i7 phone (so you can see the video quality)
Took back cover off so you can see only 2 sim card slots (no sd card slot)
talked about joysticks and buttons. (forgot to mention that theres no start , select or L2 , R2 buttons)(I've got them mapped on the screen when needed)
Talking about mapping you might have noticed me moving a MOQI icon on the screen around. Thats the phone button mapping app. it turns on with every app you use. (I haven't played around with it much yet. And it looks alot more
complex than the previous button mapping apps I've used in the past.)(Also I haven't figured a way to turn it off)
Next I ran some bench tests
Aida64
Antutu
and Geekbench 4

Hopefully you might have found some useful or interesting information in this clip....

p.s. that voice really does not sound like me on the video clip...





Thanks for the vid Montie! The video quality was pretty good considering it was recorded from the i7. Seems to be a good device. Also, as with the older Much devices, there should be an option to hide the Button mapper icon in SETTINGS - PERSONALIZATION.

Also, root could probably be achieved using King Root or something like that, but that up to you if you want to go that route.

Overall, the device looks great and performs great, as expected. My only gripe is still the fact of the LTE band support. With only 4 bands, there's no way I could use it here in the US.

Really weird they went with no expandable SD Card slot. Very odd considering a gaming phone if anything would require the most storage. Not exactly a deal breaker, but otherwise odd. Well, at least it doesn't have the SD Card issue the W3D Had, lol! Can't fix it, eliminate it, lol!

Anyway, hopefully they still plan to release the western model, but I'm sure patents will prevent it from being domesticated.

montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #97 on: October 12, 2017, 09:26:39 am »
I had a look in settings but no PERSONALIZATION . But there was a MOQI customization and I've turned everything there off. (icon is still there)
I've got KING ROOT app already but I'm not game enough to run it , just incase it turns my phone into a brick. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig...
I had checked the Australian LTE band support before I had brought the phone.
Yes it is weird that doesn't no SD card slot. (I think there will be another i7 phone with more ram / memory in the future)

I do like this phone (it just feels like a slightly larger ps vita in my hands)
I think in a year or two the i8 or i9 might loook like the nintendo switch. (the chinese like to copy others designs)

DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #98 on: October 12, 2017, 07:09:43 pm »
I had a look in settings but no PERSONALIZATION . But there was a MOQI customization and I've turned everything there off. (icon is still there)
I've got KING ROOT app already but I'm not game enough to run it , just incase it turns my phone into a brick. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig...
I had checked the Australian LTE band support before I had brought the phone.
Yes it is weird that doesn't no SD card slot. (I think there will be another i7 phone with more ram / memory in the future)

I do like this phone (it just feels like a slightly larger ps vita in my hands)
I think in a year or two the i8 or i9 might loook like the nintendo switch. (the chinese like to copy others designs)


Interesting. There should be something there to hide it. Might just be dug deep in settings some where. I envy that phone. It has a button mapper, so you can play the games that don't have controller compatibility, like Shadow Fight 2 or Sonic All Stars racing. I even tried installing the W3D button mapper to my phone to see if it would operate, lol!

Which LTE bands does it run on? Last i checked, the band support was the same as the W3D, which is really the only reason I sold it, because I was unable to use it as a phone properly. Last in checked, the I7 supported LTE 1, 3, 7, 17, 25, and I think 39, 40, and 42? not too sure about the last 4.



montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #99 on: October 13, 2017, 02:56:16 am »
I'm sure your right , there must be a way to turn off the MOQI icon from the screen (I just haven't figured it out yet)
I haven't used  the phone mapper yet. It does look very complicated compaired to my old much g2 phone , which was very simple to use. (when I can find some time I'll try and play with it)

From where I brought the phone from the phone frequencys where:
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
4G:FDD LTE 700/1800/2100/2600

Here in Australia I'm with Virgin which uses the Opus mobile towers. Some of the above frequencys does work on the Opus towers.

 

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