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iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

Big and powerful. iOcean proves that you don't have to spend $500 on a high-end smartphone. The M6752 carries a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 3 GB RAM, 4G compatibility, and a sandstone back cover to boot. For about $200, this is an inexpensive media powerhouse.

Alongside brands such as Huawei and Xiaomi, iOcean is climbing the ranks as a well-known smartphone manufacturer from China. We've published on iOcean models in the past and they have proven to be a big bang for the buck in terms of display and performance.

The iOcean M6752 is the latest smartphone from the manufacturer to carry a 1080p 5.5-inch display with an uncommon-but-powerful MediaTek M6752 SoC. More notably, the device carries a whopping 3 GB of RAM with 4G support for just $216 - Definitely hard-hitting specifications for the price. We take a quick and deep look at the smartphone in our full review below.

Case

Close-up of rough sandstone back cover
Close-up of rough sandstone back cover

The iOcean M6752 is an attractive smartphone from front to back, especially for a budget device where the overall design typically takes a backseat. The front face feels stiff with what feels like a glass cover while the back cover emulates a sandstone texture to create a unique feel and contrast against the usual plastic, metal, or leather feel of competitors. Indeed, the matte appearance and rough feel leave a better impression than a standard plastic casing, though still a step down compared to a metal alloy solution. The reflective chrome perimeter around the front of the smartphone completes the package.

In terms of size, the iOcean is about standard for a 5.5-inch smartphone. It sits in between the iPhone 6 Plus and LG G3 in terms of length and width, yet it is thinner than the LG G3, Galaxy Note 4, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. The iPhone is still slimmer at just over 1 mm thinner than the iOcean and is also certainly more dense as the iOcean is quite light at just 158 grams. A protective case is recommended (and thankfully included in the package) since the chassis just doesn't feel strong enough to withstand a fall.

iPhone 6 vs. iOcean M6752
iPhone 6 vs. iOcean M6752
158.1 mm / 6.22 inch 77.8 mm / 3.06 inch 7.1 mm / 0.2795 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 78.7 mm / 3.1 inch 9.45 mm / 0.372 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs154.7 mm / 6.09 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 158 g0.3483 lbs153.5 mm / 6.04 inch 78.6 mm / 3.09 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 176 g0.388 lbs153.5 mm / 6.04 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs146.3 mm / 5.76 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs

Connectivity

Available interfaces include the standard micro-USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio ports at the bottom and top edges, respectively. USB cables connected to the port can sometimes feel loose as the thick sandstone back cover prevents cables from fully engaging the port. Removing the back cover before charging solves the problem, though the back cover itself can also be difficult to remove without fingernails or a sharp edge.

USB OTG is supported for connecting external mice and keyboards. Our test model automatically detects our Logitech devices without any issues.

Bottom: Microphone, micro-USB 2.0
Bottom: Microphone, micro-USB 2.0
Right: Power button, Volume rocker
Right: Power button, Volume rocker
Top: 3.5mm audio
Top: 3.5mm audio
Left: No connectivity
Left: No connectivity

Communication & GPS

Wireless connectivity includes 802.11 a/b/g/n with integrated Bluetooth and Miracast. Wi-Fi is reliable with no random drops or latency issues. W-Fi range is less than our LG G2 used for comparison as signal will drop a few meters before reaching our 20 meter point.

Meanwhile, the GPS radio will fix onto available satellites relatively quickly with no issues even without A-GPS support.

iOcean M6752 (~5 m from source)
iOcean M6752 (~5 m from source)
iOcean M6752 (~20 m from source)
iOcean M6752 (~20 m from source)
LG G2 (~5 m from source)
LG G2 (~5 m from source)
LG G2 (~20 m from source)
LG G2 (~20 m from source)
iOcean M6752 GPS Test
iOcean M6752 GPS Test
LG G2 GPS Test
LG G2 GPS Test

Telephone & Speech Quality

Dual micro-SIM slots with microSD reader
Dual micro-SIM slots with microSD reader

Compatible bands include 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz), and 4G (FDD-LTE 800/1800/2600 MHz, TD-LTE 1880-1920/2300-2400/2555-2655 MHz). In the U.S., the iOcean M6752 will work with AT&T, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular for 3G and phone calls. While FDD-LTE is prevalent in the states, the 4G bands that are compatible with the iOcean M6752 are not in use by the major U.S. carriers. This means that U.S. users will not receive 4G speeds, though users in Asia will likely see less compatibility issues.

Call quality is below average as LG G2 callers from the other end have noticeable static and stutters when listening through the iOcean earpiece. Similarly, the poor voice quality goes both ways as speaking through the iOcean microphone produces poor voice quality for the listener as well. The earpiece is sufficiently loud, but static becomes a major issue at higher volumes. Both the caller and receiver had full bars for reception during this test.

Cameras

The rear and front-facing cameras are advertised as 14 MP and 5 MP, respectively, but effective megapixels put actual resolution at 12 MP (4160 x 3120) and 4.7 MP (2880 x 1728) instead. Nonetheless, camera quality is good both indoors and outdoors. It’s not great, however, as there is evidence of purple fringing, image noise, and lack of sharpness, which are all common on budget cameras. The older LG G2 suffers from the same issues, but to a much lesser degree. The iOcean tends to underexpose while the LG will overexpose if lighting conditions are uneven.

Features of the rear camera include autofocus, low ISO, HDR, anti-shake, flashlight, motion-tracking, panorama mode, and many others. Videos will record up to 1080p with acceptable quality and is at its best when recording outdoors with plenty of ambient lighting.

iOcean M6752 (12 MP)
iOcean M6752 (12 MP)
LG G2 (13 MP)
LG G2 (13 MP)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Canon EOS Rebel XSi
iOcean M6752 (12 MP)
iOcean M6752 (12 MP)
LG G2 (13 MP)
LG G2 (13 MP)
Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Input Devices

Touchscreen

The 5-point capacitive touchscreen is accurate and responsive. We had no issues typing messages with no major onscreen latency delays even when typing quickly. This is in contrast to the recently reviewed 5.5-inch Verykool s5511, which would frequently miss our inputs completely around the edges and corners of the display.

The virtual keyboard is the standard Android fare and the software supports Chinese as well.

Standard Android keyboard
Standard Android keyboard
Bloat-free stock Android 4.4 features
Bloat-free stock Android 4.4 features

Display

The display on the iOcean M6752 is fantastic even for an inexpensive smartphone. The dense 411 PPI provides a clean picture with bright colors that pop from the screen. Maximum brightness is very bright at an average of about 550 nits, which is similar to high-end smartphones like the iPhone 6 Plus and Sony Xperia Z3, and is much brighter than competing 5.5-inch budget models from Xiaomi and Huawei. Contrast is also excellent at 1000:1 due to low black levels. Movies and videos are incredibly crisp with no significantly crushed blacks or muddy grays.

568.6
cd/m²
520.6
cd/m²
555.1
cd/m²
562.7
cd/m²
529.6
cd/m²
555.3
cd/m²
536.6
cd/m²
562.8
cd/m²
552.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 568.6 cd/m² Average: 549.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 529.6 cd/m²
Contrast: 1009:1 (Black: 0.525 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.23 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.06 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.39
iOcean M6752
Mali-T760 MP2, MT6752, 16 GB SSD
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8928, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Adreno 420, 805 APQ8084, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei Ascend G7
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
LG G3
Adreno 330, 801 MSM8974AC, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Screen
4%
-3%
13%
-15%
-25%
Brightness middle
529.6
519
-2%
446
-16%
335
-37%
446
-16%
417
-21%
Brightness
549
496
-10%
418
-24%
339
-38%
451
-18%
395
-28%
Brightness Distribution
92
90
-2%
87
-5%
92
0%
91
-1%
89
-3%
Black Level *
0.525
0.62
-18%
0.47
10%
0.73
-39%
0.96
-83%
Contrast
1009
837
-17%
949
-6%
611
-39%
434
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.23
3.67
41%
5.1
18%
1.77
72%
5.72
8%
5.67
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.06
3.78
38%
5.93
2%
2.06
66%
6.16
-2%
5.66
7%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.42 91%
3.46 64%
2.41 91%
2.19 100%
2.53 87%
CCT
7964 82%
7327 89%
7350 88%
6424 101%
7699 84%
7741 84%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
99
59

* ... smaller is better

Color reproduction is good and consistent across all saturation levels according to our CalMan 5 measurements. Shades of blue are the most inaccurate while RGB balance could have been a bit flatter, but these are not major complaints on smartphones. Nonetheless, a few competing models can produce more accurate colors and grayscale across the board, such as the recently released Samsung Galaxy A5.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Outdoor usability is very good due to the high contrast and bright display backlight. We recommend setting the display to maximum brightness on a sunny day to significantly reduce glare from the glossy screen. The ambient light sensor had issues in our 2013 iOcean X7 model, but it thankfully responds swiftly and correctly on our M6752 model.

Great visibility outdoors
Great visibility outdoors
Excellent viewing angles
Excellent viewing angles

Viewing angles are wide as expected from an IPS panel. When combined with the bright screen and large display, the iOcean M6752 can be easily shared with others nearby for videos and pictures.

Performance

The internal hardware is reasonably powerful for a budget 5.5-inch device. Most notable is the massive amount of RAM at 3 GB, an amount that is still rare even amonst current high-end devices as of 2014. The octa-core MediaTek M6752 SoC is also an uncommon find as most budget devices tend to carry the much weaker MT6582 to save on costs. According to most synthetic benchmarks below, the 1.7 GHz M6752 is roughly 2x to 3x faster in raw speeds than the MT6582 and sits just under models with Snapdragon 800 series SoCs in system performance tests.

To save on power, the M6752 will underclock to 468 MHz if the system is idling and can disable seven of its 8 cores. All cores are able to operate at their maximum 1.7 GHz speed if required according to CPU-Z.

PCMark for Android
PCMark for Android
3DMark for Android
3DMark for Android
PassMark
PassMark
System information iOcean M6752
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
3916 Points ∼5%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
2874 Points ∼4% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
1451 Points ∼2% -63%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
3239 Points ∼4% -17%
Huawei Ascend G7
1411 Points ∼2% -64%
LG G3
2323 Points ∼3% -41%
verykool s5511
1152 Points ∼1% -71%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
764 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
1609 Points ∼33% +111%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
438 Points ∼9% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1112 Points ∼23% +46%
Huawei Ascend G7
476 Points ∼10% -38%
LG G3
941 Points ∼19% +23%
verykool s5511
350 Points ∼7% -54%
Linpack Android / IOS
Multi Thread (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
364.291 MFLOPS ∼12%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
1440.81 MFLOPS ∼49% +296%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
696.97 MFLOPS ∼24% +91%
LG G3
608.905 MFLOPS ∼21% +67%
verykool s5511
289.805 MFLOPS ∼10% -20%
Single Thread (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
166.007 MFLOPS ∼16%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
766.2 MFLOPS ∼75% +362%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
319.975 MFLOPS ∼31% +93%
LG G3
281.32 MFLOPS ∼28% +69%
verykool s5511
115.952 MFLOPS ∼11% -30%
Smartbench 2012
Gaming Index (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
3976 points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
4332 points ∼94% +9%
LG G3
3984 points ∼87% 0%
verykool s5511
2905 points ∼63% -27%
Productivity Index (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
5728 points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
9732 points ∼52% +70%
LG G3
8377 points ∼44% +46%
verykool s5511
4324 points ∼23% -25%
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
40434 Points ∼41%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
50360 Points ∼51% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
47172 Points ∼48% +17%
LG G3
36792 Points ∼37% -9%
verykool s5511
19023 Points ∼19% -53%
AndEBench
Java (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
466 Iter./s ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
862 Iter./s ∼26% +85%
LG G3
559 Iter./s ∼17% +20%
verykool s5511
299 Iter./s ∼9% -36%
Native (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
21300 Iter./s ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
19580 Iter./s ∼64% -8%
LG G3
15827 Iter./s ∼52% -26%
verykool s5511
6523 Iter./s ∼21% -69%
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - --- (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
17551 points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
22601 points ∼52% +29%
LG G3
23744 points ∼55% +35%
verykool s5511
7123 points ∼16% -59%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1
3D Graphics Tests (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1250 Points ∼20%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
1984 Points ∼31% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1979 Points ∼31% +58%
LG G3
1668 Points ∼26% +33%
verykool s5511
722 Points ∼11% -42%
2D Graphics Tests (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
3808 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
2609 Points ∼12% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
3554 Points ∼17% -7%
LG G3
2999 Points ∼14% -21%
verykool s5511
2546 Points ∼12% -33%
Memory Tests (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
4300 Points ∼0%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
5147 Points ∼0% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
5263 Points ∼0% +22%
LG G3
4181 Points ∼0% -3%
verykool s5511
1966 Points ∼0% -54%
Disk Tests (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
31979 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
23184 Points ∼12% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
34250 Points ∼17% +7%
LG G3
16851 Points ∼8% -47%
verykool s5511
5362 Points ∼3% -83%
CPU Tests (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
30455 Points ∼4%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
43696 Points ∼6% +43%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
20164 Points ∼3% -34%
LG G3
17052 Points ∼2% -44%
verykool s5511
10129 Points ∼1% -67%
System (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
4714 Points ∼21%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
5622 Points ∼25% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
5857 Points ∼27% +24%
LG G3
4804 Points ∼22% +2%
verykool s5511
2436 Points ∼11% -48%
Vellamo 3.x
Metal (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1316 Points ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1817 Points ∼49% +38%
LG G3
1521 Points ∼41% +16%
verykool s5511
733 Points ∼20% -44%
Multicore Beta (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1803 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1924 Points ∼43% +7%
LG G3
1778 Points ∼40% -1%
verykool s5511
1216 Points ∼27% -33%
Browser (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
3016 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
3472 Points ∼46% +15%
LG G3
2945 Points ∼39% -2%
LG G3
2762 Points ∼36% -8%
verykool s5511
1778 Points ∼23% -41%

Legend

 
iOcean M6752 Mediatek MT6752, ARM Mali-T760 MP2, 16 GB SSD
 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apple A8, PowerVR GX6450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, Qualcomm Adreno 420, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG G3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Adreno 330, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
verykool s5511 Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP, 4 GB Flash

System Performance

Subjectively, the Android KitKat software performs admirably on the iOcean. Animations are smooth without major latency issues and multitasking works without noticeable stuttering. Scrolling and zooming through webpages are quick and responsive. There is surprisingly little to complain with regard to how the software handles.

Dropdown menu is loaded with quick access icons
Dropdown menu is loaded with quick access icons
1080p videos look and play great with no major frame skips
1080p videos look and play great with no major frame skips
Sunspider
1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
848 ms * ∼9%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
347.4 ms * ∼4% +59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
1207 ms * ∼13% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
955.6 ms * ∼10% -13%
Huawei Ascend G7
1513 ms * ∼17% -78%
LG G3
900 ms * ∼10% -6%
LG G3
629.3 ms * ∼7% +26%
verykool s5511
1586.5 ms * ∼17% -87%
0.9.1 Total Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
880.7 ms * ∼8%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
361.8 ms * ∼3% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
900.8 ms * ∼9% -2%
LG G3
678.2 ms * ∼6% +23%
verykool s5511
1606.2 ms * ∼15% -82%
WebXPRT 2013
Offline Notes (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1379.9 ms * ∼29%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
499 ms * ∼10% +64%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1253.2 ms * ∼26% +9%
LG G3
1227 ms * ∼26% +11%
LG G3
1124.3 ms * ∼23% +19%
verykool s5511
2552 ms * ∼53% -85%
Stocks Dashboard (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1400.7 ms * ∼37%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
338 ms * ∼9% +76%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1268.7 ms * ∼34% +9%
LG G3
1183 ms * ∼32% +16%
LG G3
1078.1 ms * ∼29% +23%
verykool s5511
2357.7 ms * ∼63% -68%
Face Detection (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1475.2 ms * ∼12%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
1463.2 ms * ∼12% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1713.8 ms * ∼14% -16%
LG G3
2277 ms * ∼19% -54%
LG G3
1785 ms * ∼15% -21%
verykool s5511
2920 ms * ∼24% -98%
Photo Effects (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
724.1 ms * ∼8%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
904.7 ms * ∼10% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
980.7 ms * ∼11% -35%
LG G3
1202 ms * ∼13% -66%
LG G3
1106.7 ms * ∼12% -53%
verykool s5511
1578.7 ms * ∼18% -118%
Overall Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
346 Points ∼15%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
604 Points ∼27% +75%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
326 Points ∼14% -6%
LG G3
314 Points ∼14% -9%
LG G3
313 Points ∼14% -10%
verykool s5511
181 Points ∼8% -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
9668.2 ms * ∼16%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
4469.8 ms * ∼8% +54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
12714 ms * ∼21% -32%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
6127.4 ms * ∼10% +37%
Huawei Ascend G7
16248 ms * ∼27% -68%
LG G3
7279.7 ms * ∼12% +25%
LG G3
7163 ms * ∼12% +26%
verykool s5511
15772.2 ms * ∼27% -63%
Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
4459 Points ∼23%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
8604 Points ∼44% +93%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
6442 Points ∼33% +44%
LG G3
4976 Points ∼25% +12%
verykool s5511
2063 Points ∼11% -54%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1118 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
2613 Points ∼42% +134%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
852 Points ∼14% -24%
LG G3
1097 Points ∼18% -2%
verykool s5511
588 Points ∼9% -47%
Browsermark - 2.1 (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
1015 points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1478 points ∼5% +46%
LG G3
1370 points ∼4% +35%
LG G3
1343 points ∼4% +32%
verykool s5511
1063 points ∼3% +5%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
3683 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
3914 Points ∼20% +6%
LG G3
3731 (min: 3662, max: 3829) Points ∼19% +1%
LG G3
3308 Points ∼17% -10%
verykool s5511
1910 Points ∼10% -48%

Legend

 
iOcean M6752 Mediatek MT6752, ARM Mali-T760 MP2, 16 GB SSD
 
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apple A8, PowerVR GX6450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, Qualcomm Adreno 420, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG G3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Adreno 330, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
verykool s5511 Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP, 4 GB Flash

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The internal 16 GB of storage space allows only 12.77 GB of free space for the end-user. This is sufficient for only a handful of music and videos. Thankfully, the MicroSD slot supports up to 64 GB cards to make this iOcean a more loaded multimedia solution.

AndroBench ranks the internal SSD very highly compared to the competition with very fast sequential read and write speeds. Thus, installing and launching applications should feel a bit smoother on the iOcean.

AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
11.93 MB/s ∼5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
1.1 MB/s ∼0% -91%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
3.14 MB/s ∼1% -74%
Huawei Ascend G7
1 MB/s ∼0% -92%
LG G3
1.44 MB/s ∼1% -88%
verykool s5511
0.97 MB/s ∼0% -92%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
22.82 MB/s ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
8 MB/s ∼4% -65%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
19.87 MB/s ∼10% -13%
Huawei Ascend G7
7 MB/s ∼4% -69%
LG G3
20.98 MB/s ∼11% -8%
verykool s5511
15.72 MB/s ∼8% -31%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
71.22 MB/s ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
17 MB/s ∼3% -76%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
38.91 MB/s ∼7% -45%
Huawei Ascend G7
23 MB/s ∼4% -68%
LG G3
23.83 MB/s ∼4% -67%
verykool s5511
13.48 MB/s ∼2% -81%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
iOcean M6752
227.88 MB/s ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
110 MB/s ∼7% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
178.77 MB/s ∼12% -22%
Huawei Ascend G7
84 MB/s ∼6% -63%
LG G3
167.46 MB/s ∼11% -27%
verykool s5511
117.42 MB/s ∼8% -48%

Legend

 
iOcean M6752 Mediatek MT6752, ARM Mali-T760 MP2, 16 GB SSD
 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, Qualcomm Adreno 420, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG G3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Adreno 330, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
verykool s5511 Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP, 4 GB Flash

Gaming Performance

Synthetic gaming benchmarks like Epic Citadel and 3DMark place the integrated Mali-T760 GPU alongside the Qualcomm Adreno 305 in terms of raw performance. The Adreno 305 is commonly found on the Snapdragon 400 series of SoCs, which makes this an entry-level GPU for smartphones and tablets. Nonetheless, we had no major frame rate issues when playing currently available 2D or 3D titles in the Android market, such as Order and Chaos Online.

Epic Citadel
Epic Citadel
3DMark 2013
3DMark 2013
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
9206 points
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Temperature

Surface temperatures are flat on both the front and back when idling or under low stress conditions as most of the processing cores are disabled in this state. Heavier processing loads will raise surface temperatures on the side of the smartphone nearest the earpiece as the SoC and mainboard are likely located in this area. The bottom side of the smartphone (nearest the microphone) remains relatively unchanged.

Maximum surface temperatures peak at about 35 degrees C, which is cooler than on our previously tested iOcean devices. This means that users can handle the M6752 with comfort even under extended high loads, though one side of the device will definitely feel warmer than the other. This is in contrast to the Galaxy A5, which experiences a more even rise in surface temperatures under heavy load.

Max. Load
 32.2 °C
90 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 34.6 °C
94 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
28.6 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 34.6 °C = 94 F
Average: 29.7 °C = 85 F
26.4 °C
80 F
27.8 °C
82 F
33.2 °C
92 F
26.6 °C
80 F
27.8 °C
82 F
33.2 °C
92 F
26.4 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
34.4 °C
94 F
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.6 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.5 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Stereo speakers on back
Stereo speakers on back

The stereo speakers on the back of the smartphone are sufficiently loud at maximum volume. Sound quality is poor, however, even by smartphone standards. Range is very narrow and high-pitched with no bass. Headphones via the 3.5 mm audio port are recommended for music and movies.

Battery Life

Power is provided by a 2300 mAh (8.64 Wh) removable Li-ion Polymer battery pack. This is slightly larger than the 2000 mAh battery packs of the 5-inch iOcean X7 and X7S models, but is significantly less than most 5.5-inch smartphones in the market including the Redmi Note 4G (3100 mAh), Galaxy Note 4 (3220 mAh), iPhone 6 Plus (2915 mAh), Huawei Ascend G7 (3000 mAh), and LG G3 (3000 mAh). Consequently, the iOcean M6752 has a noticeably shorter battery life compared to all of these examples as shown on the table below.

WLAN runtime is almost exactly 6 hours at 150 nit brightness (or about 20 percent of the maximum setting) while running our standard looping script to simulate browsing. This is long enough for a solid day of low-to-medium use, though anything more will be pushing the limit.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 24min
WiFi Surfing
6h 05min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 46min
iOcean M6752
Mali-T760 MP2, MT6752, 16 GB SSD
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8928, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Adreno 420, 805 APQ8084, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei Ascend G7
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
LG G3
Adreno 330, 801 MSM8974AC, 16 GB eMMC Flash
verykool s5511
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
Battery Runtime
41%
114%
85%
69%
22%
17%
Reader / Idle
564
985
75%
1668
196%
1436
155%
852
51%
822
46%
WiFi
365
662
81%
744
104%
777
113%
703
93%
452
24%
418
15%
Load
226
152
-33%
323
43%
199
-12%
326
44%
207
-8%
202
-11%

Verdict

iOcean M6752
iOcean M6752

The iOcean M6752 performs exceptionally well in many aspects and falls flat in a few others. Firstly, we commend the device for offering a beautiful 5.5-inch 1080p display that looks better than what the cost of the smartphone would otherwise suggest. The display backlight is also very bright and rivals the brightest smartphones currently in the market including the expensive iPhone 6 Plus and Xperia Z3 with a better-than-average camera to boot. Visibility outdoors is thus very good and better than we expected. Meanwhile, the case is well-constructed with no unintended cracks or gaps and the sandstone back cover feels a lot better than the standard cheap plastic.

Hardware performance is another bright spot as the fast internal SSD and massive 3 GB of RAM aid in multi-tasking. The experience is almost stutter-free and the large and accurate screen makes the phone very easy to use.

Some notable downsides of the iOcean M6752 include a lower than average battery life and subpar voice quality through the earpiece. U.S. users may also not get access to 4G connectivity due to incompatible 4G bands with major carriers. The manufacturer promises an Android Lollipop upgrade sometime in the near future, but the update is still MIA as of this writing. Wi-Fi calling would have been a nice feature as it is growing more common on inexpensive smartphones such as on the Aquos Crystal.

Buyers wanting a longer-lasting device and intending to make frequent calls with their smartphones may want to look at another solution. Otherwise, the iOcean M6752 offers a fantastic multimedia experience both indoors and outdoors through its outstanding display and microSD support for just $216.

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Specifications

iOcean M6752
Graphics adapter
Memory
2919 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 5-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphone, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Ambient light, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, FDD-LTE B3/B7/B20, TDD-LTE B39/B40/B41, GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 154.7 x 76.9 ( = 0.32 x 6.09 x 3.03 in)
Battery
9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2300 mAh, 3.8 V
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 12 MP (4160x3120), 1080p (1920x1080) video, Front: 4.7 MP (2880x1728), FHD (1920x1080) video
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
190 Euro

 

Chrome-trimmed edges and corners
Chrome-trimmed edges and corners
Attractive case for a budget smartphone
Attractive case for a budget smartphone
Small notch for removing the back cover
Small notch for removing the back cover
Ambient light sensor adjacent to earpiece and status light
Ambient light sensor adjacent to earpiece and status light
No dedicated front buttons to reduce size
No dedicated front buttons to reduce size
Power button easy to press by accident
Power button easy to press by accident
Below average sound quality from the stereo speakers
Below average sound quality from the stereo speakers
12 MP rear camera with 4K recording
12 MP rear camera with 4K recording
Sandstone back cover feels better than plastic, but not as sturdy as alloy
Sandstone back cover feels better than plastic, but not as sturdy as alloy
Battery must be removed to access SIM and microSD slots
Battery must be removed to access SIM and microSD slots
Small capacity 2300 mAh battery
Small capacity 2300 mAh battery
FullHD 5.5-inch display
FullHD 5.5-inch display
Bright display backlight for outdoor use
Bright display backlight for outdoor use
Package includes protective plastic case, AC adapter and converter, micro-USB cable, warranty card, screen protector
Package includes protective plastic case, AC adapter and converter, micro-USB cable, warranty card, screen protector

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Pros

+Very bright and crisp 1080p display
+Great visibility outdoors
+Sandstone textured back cover
+Removable battery
+2x micro-SIM support
+MicroSD slot up to 64 GB
+Fast system performance
+4G support
 

Cons

-Lower-than-average battery life
-Poor voice quality
-Poor speakers
-Average GPU
-No Wi-Fi calling
-Back cover can be difficult to remove
-4G bands may be incompatible with major U.S. carriers

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What we like

Very clean and crisp display combined with deep blacks make this an excellent multimedia device on-the-go.

What we'd like to see

Better earpiece, better speakers, and better battery life. Some micro-USB cables can feel loose when connected.

What surprises us

The display is very good and extraordinarily bright considering the low price of the smartphone.

The competition

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Huawei Ascend G7

LG G3

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Verykool s5511

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Rating

iOcean M6752 - 02/25/2015 v4(old)
Allen Ngo

Chassis
75%
Keyboard
88 / 75 → 100%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
45 / 60 → 75%
Weight
92%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
55 / 63 → 87%
Application Performance
45 / 70 → 64%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 91 → 55%
Camera
70%
Average
75%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average
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Allen Ngo, 2015-02-26 (Update: 2015-02-26)
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Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.