Sunday, August 24, 2014

iOcean X8 Mini Review Test - MT6582 Quad-Core - dual sim - merimobiles - colonelzap

Phone available here:

unboxing video:

review video: 

Camera test pictures:

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5" inch capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen

Display 720x1280 pixel resolution - HD Display

IPS-Display, OGS (?)

MTK6582 Quad-Core CPU @ 1.3GHz

GPU: Mali 400MP

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

1GB RAM / 32GB of internal memory

Quadband, unlocked, 3G / UMTS / HSDPA+ / WCDMA

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope Sensor, magnetic field sensor (compass), notification LED

OTG - USB on the go

OTA - Firmware updates over the air

Off screen gestures (smart wake etc.)

Main camera: 13 MP output (8MP real?), autofocus, LED flash,F2.2

Front camera: 5 MP output (2MP real?), F2.8

Dual Sim - Dual Standby (micro and nano sim card)


I just flashed a new firmware: CLICK 

now the memory structure looks a lot better :-)


  1. Hi,
    how can I modify the memory structure?
    Clicking on the link you posted on update, I go to the rom repository on and find the original rom.
    Can you post a small how-to to get that result?


    1. Hi :-)
      I used the firmware from needrom but I think there is an easier way. Check out the download and instruction on the official site:

      Good luck :-)

  2. Thanks a lot for the quick answer!
    Did you flash the needrom firmware as it was?
    I'll check the instructions you gave me...
    Thanks again!

    1. Yes, I did. USUALLY one should NOT flash the preloader part of the firmware but in this case I had to, otherwise the flashing wouldn't work. I recommend to try the update via SD-card like iOcean suggests, it's "safer" than using a flashing software.

    2. ''I recommend to try the update via SD-card like iOcean suggests, it's "safer" than using a flashing software.''
      Where did you find this, I am looking at their website and can't find the instruction.

  3. Are you try to root? any success?

    1. After I flashed the new firmware I noticed that it was rooted already. I just uploaded to additional screenshots, check it out :-)

    2. So ROM from needrom is prerooted? Because ROM from isn't.

      (Root Genious, Vroot and framaroot not working on Iocean X8mini)

    3. Correction. Official ROM i also Rooted. I just check the same options as CZ and voila my phone is rooted.

      Thanks CZ.

    4. Firmware (1gb->4gb storage) disappier from official site !

  4. how do you find the wifi performance? Mine is really bad, almost disconnected.

  5. Hello colonel. I just ordered one from merimobile without root and playestore. Do you know how I can root it myself and install playstore? Thank you.

    1. Hi :-) No playstore on yours?!? That's odd!!! Installing the play store and ALL the google apps you need to get it to work is probably a lot of work and guessing, if I were you, I'd flash the latest firmware on it, I have a link in my original post. Good luck :-)

  6. The camera samples have some weird discolouration. Is this common for this phone? The centre of the image seems to have a red tinge and the upper left a greenish tinge.

    1. I have this phone, and on some photos it is more visible and some are ok.

  7. there is a way to increase memory on this phone ?? only 4 gigs of 32 for apps? or there is a way to get my apps on phone storage instead internal?

    1. 4GB of internal storage is a LOT!! Most phones only have 1 to 2.5 GB of internal storage. Maybe you can tray apps like "apps2sd" to move some apps to the phone storage but I really don't know if that will work.

    2. Hi and thanks for the review. After you root the phone did you noticed any problems with the phone or the battery?

  8. hello,suport wcdma2100?

    1. Hi :-) Yes, that is the frequency used over here in Germany and 3G is working fine :-)

  9. Grettings! I have Iocean x8 mini build number 20140724-213881 and 0.89Gb of internal storage! What is your ROM with 4GB of memory !? And how to fix it !? I have Win 8.1 and can not manage to flesh new ROM !? Mobile has a root.

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