Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Star Note i9220 Android ICS DUALSIM Phone Review - MT6575 GPS 5.1"


Star Note i9220 phone review video

Dual sim / dual standby

Display 800x480 pixel resolution

MTK6575 CPU @ 1GHz

4GB ROM, 512MB RAM

Totally UNLOCKED, quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G / UMTS

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, AGPS, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, dual cameras 8MP output autofocus main camera, LED flash light and a VGA front camera).

Flash support

91 comments:

  1. Does it have Android Market?

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  2. Hi!

    First of all big Thanks for all your testing and making videos all the time!

    A question about the 4GB rom size:
    What does this mean?
    Is there a 4GB flash onboard?
    How many free space is on the device for apps without using Apps2SD?

    Thanks for your answer!

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    1. I think the so called "ROM" is an internal SD-card. I don't have the phone here right now, if I remeber right, 2 - 2.5GB are still free to use. But I'm not so sure about these numbers right now, so don't hate me if these numbers are wrong, I just can't check right now.

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  3. Did you ever try this IHTC Sensation XL G21+ http://goo.gl/QfAas ? This phone has 1 GB RAM and processor MT6573 runs at 1,5 GHZ :)

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    1. Hi :-)
      Don't believe the 1,5 GHz, the factories in China fake these numbers, even benchmark tools are fooled. If it has a MT6573, then it's clocked at 650MHz, no matter what the benchmark tools say.

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  4. Hi, Is the (star N8000) better than this phone?

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Sorry, I can't tell you. I can only speak for phones that I already had my hands on and the N8000 I've never seen.

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  5. Hi, Thank you for your fast reply this is the link for the phone if you want to take a look :-)

    http://www.merimobiles.com/Star_N8000_5_0_inch_Android_4_0_3_3G_Dual_Sim_Smar_p/meri4757.htm

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi :-)

      It looks pretty much like my phone?!? I really can't tell you if it's better or worse, SORRY.

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  6. Hi, Can you show some pics of the phone with the back cover on please?

    Thank you for your good reviews.

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  7. Are looking forward to receiving news of Root. Thank you for your efforts.

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  8. How would you rate the display quality of this phone compared to the retina ones (such as the one used in Zopo 100)?

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    1. I would rate it "not so good" compared to the 4.3" ones with the 960x540 resolution.

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  9. hey, where can i buy this phone star note i9220

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    1. Hi :-) I got it from Merimobiles.com but I'm sure other store must sell it as well. Problem is, there are A LOT of these phones out there, different names, slightly different design, it's really tough to tell them apart :-(

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  10. How good are star phones? Any quality? I never heard of Star in the states. I just dont want to get ripped off.

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  11. Very good review!
    Do you know any European provider for this type of phone? Do you know about any device like this but smaller?
    Thanks in advance.

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  12. I'd like to buy one!
    It is so nice!

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  13. Have you one compass inside ?

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    1. Hi ColonelZap,
      Nice review in video :-)

      Have you tried if we have one compass is inside, for exemple with GPS Status.

      Best regard

      Philippe

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  14. Hi man. First of all I would like to congratulate for this excellent website. I saw you reviewed two similar models of cellphones: HDC Galaxy Note i9220 and Star Note i9220. Is it possible to say which one is better? Thanks

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    1. Hi :-)

      Definitely the Star Note i9220, it has the better CPU :-)

      But hold one, I'll review yet another one of these phones in the next few days :-)

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  15. Hallo Colonel!

    Was denkst du von der da? http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7257-Tops+I9200+Galaxy+Note+PAD+Android+403+MTK6575+1Ghz+5+Capacitive+Screen+Dual+Sim+3G+WCDMA+8MP.html

    Es ist der TOPS i9220 PAD. Ich könnte keinen Gedanken machen weshalb es nur 172USD kostet... Hast du mal vielleicht ne Idee?

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    1. Das sieht für mich so aus wie das Phone aus meinem Video? :-)

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  16. can you check this one?

    seems to have better processor:

    Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 ARMv7 processor
    CPU Frequency: 1.5GHz

    http://www.tinydeal.com/47-multi-touch-android-40-3g-smart-phone-w-gps-wifi-black-p-56320.html

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    1. Hi :-)

      I am not familiar with that phone or the CPU, I really can't tell you if it performs better than a MT6575.

      SORRY, no clue.

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  17. Hallo Colonel!
    I am interested in your opinion, which phone is better: B79m or Star note i9220. Is it resolutio 800x480 enough for the screen of 5.1"

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    1. Hi :-)

      Tough to say? I like the B79m better, simply because I like the high resolution ans frankly I am not a big fan of those 5" phones. For MY taste they are a litle too big, I like the 4.3" phones better :-)

      The 800x480 resolution is "o.k." but not more, definitely not "great" ;-)

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  18. Hi colonel zap and good day to you,thanks for your help and advise on your blog.
    have just purchased the STAR NOTE from merimobiles after checking it out here.looking forward to getting it.i have the Hero hd7300 4.3" on 2.3.5 at the mo so the star is a little step up.

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  19. does anyone know if there is an Android 4.0 firmware available to flash onto this phone? I have one of these but it is Android 2.3.

    Thanks for your help.
    biznes@hotmail.es

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    1. I saw the firmware 4.03 at merimobiles. Have ordered and still waiting.

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    1. Hi :-)

      As of now, the download on MM is not complete, it's only 16MB and it's a *.tmp file. A firmware should be at least 10x that size.

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    2. Oh I wondered why it was a strange looking file.
      would it be possible to give us a tutorial/step by step sort of thing in how to apply updates and install new roms etc for the star note.if one already exists please could you point me to the right place please.
      love your work Colonalzap

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  21. weißt du zufällig, wo ich für das star i9220, gekauft hier: http://www.cect-shop.com/de/star-i9220.html noch nen akku kaufen kann?
    ich weiß, zwei sind dabei, aber falls den geist aufgeben, oder mir der saft nicht ausreicht ;D

    danke schon mal im vorfeld für die hilfe,

    mispeed

    ps.: geiler blog! geile vids! super sache! ;)

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    1. Dankeschön :-)

      Keine Ahnung, welcher Akku eventuell kompatible sein könnte? SORRY :-(

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    2. Okii, danke trotzdem xD
      Wenn du zufällig mal über nen Akku stolpern solltest, gerne mal ne Mail an xenatrix@googlemail.com ;)

      Respekt für deinen Durchblick hier in der China Welt ;)

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  22. http://www.merimobiles.com/Star_Note_5_1_inch_Android_ICS_4_0_3_MTK6575_A9_1G_p/meri4705.htm

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  23. would it be possible to give us a tutorial/step by step sort of thing in how to apply updates and install new roms etc for the star note.if one already exists please could you point me to the right place please.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I don't have a firmware for this one (yet?). I am GUESSING it will be flashed just like any other MT6575 phone, check out my post on how to root a Zopo ZP100 phone (gingerbread). In that procedure parts of a firmware are flashen, flashing an entire firmare is the same thing. You need a flash tool, the firware and the scatter file that comes with the firmware.

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  24. Thanks for that,i have ordered it pre-rooted once its rooted and flashed will it still be rooted?was it a good move to have the device pre-rooted?.
    oh i am learning everyday

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    1. Hi :-)

      I can't tell you if it will still be rooted after a firmware flash but even if it isn't, rooting it again should not be problem.

      This should work with any MT6575 phone that has ICS on it:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/05/hdc-galaxy-note-plus-haipai-noble-i9220.html

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  25. As always a big thank you for the information and support
    a.j.t SGT

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    1. OH ALSO NOW HAVE THE SPD SHELL 3D LAUNCHER ON ALL MY DEVICES.
      MAN IT TURNS AN UGLY DUCKLING OF A ANDROID PHONE INTO A SMART SWAN.
      WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT.

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  26. mtk6575 cortex a9 1ghz ?

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    1. Is there Bluetooth android market. Android 4.0 where can I safely buy one with no scamming

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  27. Can we please have a comparison between hdc plus and star note i9220.
    And also can you plz make a neat chart of all galxy note clone availabel ,its so confusing their are so many of them i hope you will !
    Thankyou

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  28. Ich habe das Problem das ich Google Maps nicht updaten kann Paket Fehler ich soll erst die alte Datei Deinstallationen durchführen.

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  29. something for you to take a look at.
    sorry if I should not have put this here please remove if you need to.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1695218

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  30. Hi :-)

    No, that's a great find, thank you so much for that :-)

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  31. This one in the video and the one in this link are the same ?

    http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7291-Star+Note+N8000+New+5+inch+Cellular+Phone+Tablet+Android+40+ICS+MTK6575+1GHz+512MB+4GB+Dual+SIM+Dual+Camera+GPS+TV.html

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    1. Must be a different phone, my phone didn't have a tv-antanna.

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    2. Thank you for your reply :)

      The point is it the same except the TV.

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  32. my question would be the same,
    Does anyone sees a major difference other than tv option in Star n8000, at the end of the day which phone is better, star i9220 or star n8000?
    thanx friends

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  33. I'm trying to understand if they are identical, but N 8000 has the tv option, why are they beign sold for the same exact price?

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  34. I have a question.How i update the last firmware ffor STAR I9220?
    Answer please.GARIFALOS

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    1. kan you help me??how i update the latest firmware from star I 9920?????????????

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    2. Do you HAVE a newer firmware? If you do, it depends on the format it is in, MAYBE it can be flashed via SD-card but most likely it will have to be flashed via a flash tool.

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    3. Thank you for your answer but what you meen with --via a flash tool--? what is FLASH TOOL?Answer please.

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    4. Check out this (for example)

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/04/zopo-zp100-rooting-and-market-fix.html

      If a firmware needs to be flashed with a flash tool, it's usually included in the firware download.

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  35. what is the price of this phone??????

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    1. I don't know, you need to check some online stores.

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  36. Hi Zap,
    Maybe you can help me. My touch screen digitizer broke so I needed to order a replacement part and replace it myself. All is well and everything is now back to normal... except one thing. My loud speaker no longer works so I don't have any notification or ringer tones as well. I don't know if I lost a part so I am wondering if you have a picture of your phone with the back part opened so I can check which part I am missing from my phone? It's really difficult to only depend on the vibrate function to know if somebody is calling or sending me a message.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I'm sorry, I don't have this phone anymore, so I can't make any pictures :-( Hopefully somebody else can help you out. Good luck :-)

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    2. Hi MpauHerd,

      I have the same problem that you have with the speaker. Have you found any fix or where to get a replacement of the speaker?

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  37. Thanks for your excellent reviews. Am looking at a product named CP-I9220 (http://www.123inkcartridges.ca/accessories-product/CP_I9220.html). Do you know if this is the Star I9220 or is it a different clone?

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    1. Hi :-)
      I'm sorry, I really can't tell you, there are SO many of these phones out there, close to impossible to tell them apart :-(

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  38. hey please you can help me with how to root or you have any idea how can i root this phone

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    1. ICS and MT6575 CPU?

      Check this out:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/05/hdc-galaxy-note-plus-haipai-noble-i9220.html

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  39. Hello there, would you please tell me what is the type of the screen of star i9220? Is it WVGA or Amoled?
    Thanks and regard
    Please send CC to my email dra_fattah@yahoo.com

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  40. hey can i buy this mobile in Mumbai (India) on cash on delivery
    n whts d price of it

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    1. Hi :-) I don't know any store that offer cash on delivery?!?

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  41. Are there people who have this phone and don't like it? What are the cons?? Thanks!

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  42. I have the phone, but it is now stuck at boot screen, any ideas how to correct this? I can get to recovery mode can select options , but not sure how to activate as i have tried every button and nothing happens> would appreciate any advice.

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  43. Hi there, im from malaysia and i have Ninetology Stealth i7520 dual sim android.do i have any custom firmware for my device?

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  44. hello colonel can ypu please tell me how
    i can access the 32 gb card i have in my
    star i9220 samsung note thanks.

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  45. hi colonel
    i am an ardent follower of this site .
    i happen to have a note2 clone 5.3 inches .. and its touch screen is not working .. it sometimes works partially but for most of the time its not working . its not taking any input .. it has some mark on its side which tells it might have fallen somehow from someone in my home .. long and short i took it to market and the repair guys said its touch panel is faulty and needs replacement .. they tried to remove its touch panel and it broke . though lcd is ok and no issue .. no the two soft keys home and back are also not working .. and after opening they found that they dont have anything compatible with it ..

    so where can i find its touch panel ?
    thanks

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    1. Hi :-) Sorry to hear that :-( If I were you I'd try to contact the seller of your phone, only they know which model exactly they are selling any hopefully they'll be able to order a replacement for you.

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  46. does this phone take regular or micro sim cards

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  47. Does This Phone Workk With Straight Talk ?

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  48. Does This Phone Have Screen Shot ?

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  49. Will it work with a sim from Canada.?

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  50. I just got the star note and I can't figure out how to screenshot or save a picture on a message can u help me plz

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    1. Hi :-) USUALLY it's a Vol (-) and power button. Sometimes the timing is a little tricky.

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  51. how to root this device? help me please...?

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  52. Is there any custom rom for Star Note I9220 (N9000). My current version is 4.0.3. I need to upgrade it on jelly bean. Please help me if anyone have custom rom.

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