Android Phones

China Android PhonesAndroid phone's operating system is based on the Linux kernel. The Android operating system is currently the world's best-selling Smartphone platform. By Q4 2010 this had grown to 33% of the market, becoming the top-selling smartphone platform. In Q1 2011, Android's share in the U.S. went to around 50%. May 2011 Google said that 400,000 new Android devices were being activated every day.

Android has a large community of developers writing applications that extend the functionality of the devices. There are currently over 200,000 apps available for Android. Android Market is the online app store run by Google, though apps can also be downloaded from third-party sites.

Most China Android phones are Mediatek MT6516(2G), MT6513(2G) and MT6573(3G) based.

1. Main features of MT6513

Chipset: MediaTek MT6513 (AMR11 650 MHz + PowerVR SGX531 GPU)
Memory: RAM - 512 + 64 MB, ROM - 512 MB
Network: Quad Band GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, GPRS / EDGE support
GPS (optional): Built-in SiRF III chipset, A-GPS (assisted GPS) feature
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR + A2DP), Wi-Fi adapter (IEEE 802.11 b/g)
Camera: supports up to 8 mega pixels
Others: Dual SIM Dual Standby, Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, FM Radio

2. Features of MT6516 chipset as following:

* Two ARM cores: Main 416MHz, Radio 208MHz
* Memory often 256MB RAM and 512MB Flash (the first models had 128/256)
* Dual SIM Active/Passive (both are alert and active for new incoming calls & SMS, but only one call can be made at any single time.)
* Quad band GSM
* No 3G capabilities
* WiFi 802.11b/g
* Bluetooth

3. MT6573 platform incorporates a highly-integrated core chipset, a full range of connectivity solutions and supports the latest versions of the popular AndroidTM operating system. The MT6573 platform supports a quad-band, 3G/HSPA modem with mobile broadband rates of 7.2Mbps in the downlink and 5.76 Mbps uplink, as well as quad-band EDGE. The integrated applications processing system combines a 650 MHz dedicated ARM®11 subsystem for the Android operating system; support for advanced 3D graphics; multi-format video capture and playback up to FWVGA 30fps; high-resolution camera support to 8MP and a high-end FWVGA, touch-screen display. This platform chipset is completed with a full range of connectivity solutions for Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, FM and Mobile TV.
Key Features

• The core chipset of the MT6573 integrates the modem, applications & multimedia subsystem and all necessary power management functions into a single SOC.
• Combined with a single-chip, multi-mode, multi-band transceiver, it enables extremely small footprints that allow for smaller, more innovative industrial designs and form-factors.
• Additionally, the integrated 3D graphics capability brings gaming and user interface capabilities that were previously available only to high-end smartphones.
• Finally, the platform provides for advanced camera and multimedia features that include smile and face detection, panorama and burst shot, as well as high-resolution video capture and playback.
• The platform can be delivered as a full system solution consisting of hardware reference design and fully-tested, compliant software suite that can improve design efficiency and speed time to market for customers in the rapidly changing smartphone market.

4. MT6575 - coming soon

Taiwan-based MediaTek Inc launched 1GHz mobile chip solution MT6575 for 3G smart phones on December 7.
MT6575, with 1GHz frequency, has 4 functions: GPS, FM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The format, price and rich contents in MTK's mobile phone-developing platform enable MT6575 to have powerful competitiveness in China's market, news said.

Please note some features might be disabled in some phones or come with downgraded or upgraded hardware, depending on the manufacturer's choice.

We have collected most China Android phones in the market and listed here.

Download USB driver for Android phone with MT6513, MT6516 and MT6573 chipset

Questions about Android phones? Please post your questions on China Android product forum here.

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A9000-B Android phone A9000-B US$90.73 + Shipping cost
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A920 US$146.98 + Shipping cost
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EVO-1 US$172.38 + Shipping cost
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G14-B 3G Android mobile phone G14-B US$141.53 + Shipping cost
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A8300 Dual SIM Android phone A8300 US$132.46 + Shipping cost
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H8 Dual SIM Android phone H8 US$87.10 + Shipping cost
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WG1107 7 inch 3G Android phone WG1107 US$186.90 + Shipping cost
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I9100 US$163.31 + Shipping cost
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G18 MT6573 3G Android phone G18 US$186.29 + Shipping cost
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G11 MT6573 3G Android phone G11 US$172.38 + Shipping cost
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A007-B Android phone A007-B US$88.00 + Shipping cost
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K600A Android phone K600A US$70.77 + Shipping cost
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X15I MT6573 3G Android phone X15I US$152.42 + Shipping cost
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A6000-B MT6516 dual SIM Android phone A6000-B US$71.67 + Shipping cost
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H4300 MT6573 3G Anroid phone H4300 US$145.16 + Shipping cost
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G12-B MT6513 dual SIM Android phone G12-B US$129.74 + Shipping cost
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G10 Dual SIM Android phone G10 US$108.87 + Shipping cost
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B68M US$135.18 + Shipping cost
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G14 3G Android phone G14 US$172.38 + Shipping cost
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A919 3G Android phone A919 US$153.33 + Shipping cost
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A103 Android phone A103 US$73.49 + Shipping cost
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FG10 WCDMA + GSM Android phone FG10 US$130.65 + Shipping cost
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QT-A05 WCDMA & GSM Android phone QT-A05 US$176.01 + Shipping cost
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A02 Android mobile phone A02 US$78.93 + Shipping cost
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