Anyone owns the XinTD X3 from Wallbuys/Banggood?

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Anyone owns the XinTD X3 from Wallbuys/Banggood?

As per title, does anyone own them?

So these are the different sources,
From Wallbuys
From Banggood
From IOS

Been staying away from flashlight for a while but Banggood seems to offer a very good deal currently and I am about to pull the trigger on it. I tried to use the search function to find more information about the different version of this X3 but I couldn’t get much. AFAIK the Banggood/Wallbuys version has different AA battery carrier and also different mode groups (with a cheaper Nanjg driver like this ?). Hope someone can chime in.

Some impressions: I ended up purchased it from BG and I am happy with the light. Other than the 3*AA battery carrier looks a bit cheaply made compared with the IOS version everything else is very nice. So the below are few of my impressions of this BG X3:

The Pros:
1) Nice machining and feel sturdy in hand.
2) Well driven since it is using 8*7135 driver.
3) I personally love the grey anodizing very much.
4) Stainless steel bezel.

The Cons:
1) Cheap battery carrier, rattles a bit inside the light.
2) Missing 26650 adapter.
3) No AR coated lens.
4) Lower end of Nanjg 105C driver. Cannot pick your own preferable mode groups by connecting different star to the ground. The driver is performing exactly same with the stock Convoy S2/C8 or perhaps something like this you can find in FT.

I am not going to mod this light as this is the gift my girlfriend gave to me at my birthday last year, so please bear with me for not disassembling it and have a look inside the pill, wires… etc. Party

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I don't have one yet, but don't forget RMM's site also has them.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/category&path=80

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Gj wrote:

I don’t have one yet, but don’t forget RMM’s site also has them.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/category&path=80

X3 is the chunky little 26650.

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I have the X3 from wallbuys. I love the light. I have a collection of about 20 lights and the X3 is my brightest unmodified light. And that is running it with an 18650. The 18650 spacer included is nice also. The X3 feels solid and the anodizing is excellent. The machining and design is also sweet. You can’t beat it for the price from wallbuys.

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phsinvent wrote:
I have the X3 from wallbuys. I love the light. I have a collection of about 20 lights and the X3 is my brightest unmodified light. And that is running it with an 18650. The 18650 spacer included is nice also. The X3 feels solid and the anodizing is excellent. The machining and design is also sweet. You can’t beat it for the price from wallbuys.

Do you by any chance have the Nitecore EA4 or the Sunwayman D40A to compare it with, especially when running on AA batteries? Thanks a lot!

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unknown00101 wrote:
Gj wrote:

I don't have one yet, but don't forget RMM's site also has them.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/category&path=80

X3 is the chunky little 26650.

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sb56637 wrote:
phsinvent wrote:
I have the X3 from wallbuys. I love the light. I have a collection of about 20 lights and the X3 is my brightest unmodified light. And that is running it with an 18650. The 18650 spacer included is nice also. The X3 feels solid and the anodizing is excellent. The machining and design is also sweet. You can’t beat it for the price from wallbuys.

Do you by any chance have the Nitecore EA4 or the Sunwayman D40A to compare it with, especially when running on AA batteries? Thanks a lot!


its 3AA, so it will only put out about 2A from eneloops so a lot less bright then the EA4
I have a cyclone c88 which is the same idea, (probably an older version of this light), the AA capability is a bonus but not really a feature, it can’t fully power the 105c (qlite) driver
When i first started out in high power lights i had hoped this would allow me to get a full brightness light without getting in li ion batteries but i was wrong

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Yea, since you can’t get the full 3A out of eneloops I’ve modified mine with a different driver. I only run 1.4A max with AA as it should allow for a full hour of use at ~400 lumens. I bump it up to the ~3A when running with an 18650/26650. The body, however, is a few mm too short to accommodate longer protected cells so unprotected cells are needed. I really wish the body was just a few mm longer so I can use some protected 26650s in this light. Might add some shims here and there to make it work.

Build quality wise, mine was pretty decent. Anodization was flawless and nice too. It’s not shiny like my xintd c8. The steel bezel is also a very nice touch. Reflector has a defect (which seem to be a problem with these as others have posted about it before) but it doesn’t seem to show in the beam. The beam shows the donut profile 2-5 inches away from a wall which is a sign of a good focus. The build is HEFTY for this size light so heatsinking should not be an issue, especially with the one piece head design. On top of that, the board is also screwed down. My only recommendation is to get a copper board in there.

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phsinvent wrote:
I have the X3 from wallbuys. I love the light. I have a collection of about 20 lights and the X3 is my brightest unmodified light. And that is running it with an 18650. The 18650 spacer included is nice also. The X3 feels solid and the anodizing is excellent. The machining and design is also sweet. You can’t beat it for the price from wallbuys.

Hi, thanks for your input. So is the lens AR coated as well? Also did you notice any difference between your version with the IOS one?

Thank you!

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phsinvent wrote:
I have the X3 from wallbuys. I love the light. I have a collection of about 20 lights and the X3 is my brightest unmodified light. And that is running it with an 18650. The 18650 spacer included is nice also. The X3 feels solid and the anodizing is excellent. The machining and design is also sweet. You can’t beat it for the price from wallbuys.

How does it compare to the HD2010?
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Gj wrote:

I don’t have one yet, but don’t forget RMM’s site also has them.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/category&path=80


Gj I did not see that light on mtnelectronics? Just 3 C8’s
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Just got mine from Banggood, and I'm surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35...

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn't see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.

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ChibiM wrote:

Just got mine from Banggood, and I’m surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35…

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn’t see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.


It’s fast for you! I also have ordered the X3 from Banggood with $31 after discounted with coupon code, but they only shipped out at 23 December due to out of stock (it appeared to be “in stock” when I ordered). Flat Stare

Anyway if Banggood is really good then I should receive the light within the standard-14-days, which is by next week or around so.

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It is beautiful, kind of a Gunmetal Gray, lubed threads, deep reflector, kind of a cheap aa battery holder, a thick plastic 18650 adapter, no 26650 adapter, but one could easily improvise one with PVC. Ok, I loaded mine with a Powerizer 26650, draws 3.2 amps at the tail. I have a LG 18650, draws about the same amps. Haven’t tried the Eneloops yet, Yes, it is very bright and a definite thrower.

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I ordered 2 from banggood on dec 7 haven’t seen hide nor hair of them but they sound pretty good , can’t hardly wait

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My two x3’s came in today, yea! Wow they are a gorgeous light . The only batteries I have at the moment are tenergy aa and the 3aa battery carrier is crap but it does work ok . Waiting on some 18650 but am happy to see them arrive .

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ChibiM wrote:

Just got mine from Banggood, and I’m surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35…

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn’t see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.

Was about to order this until I seen this post. No sharp edges = No deal!

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So you prefer sharp edges?

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ChibiM wrote:

Just got mine from Banggood, and I’m surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35…

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn’t see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.

Was about to order this until I seen this post. No sharp edges = No deal!

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freeme wrote:
So you prefer sharp edges?
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ChibiM wrote:

Just got mine from Banggood, and I’m surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35…

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn’t see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.

Was about to order this until I seen this post. No sharp edges = No deal!

Definitely do! I got this instead so I could attack Tigers in the Jungle, or maybe crackheads too!

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heggood wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

Just got mine from Banggood, and I’m surely impressed!!!! Especially for $35…

I mean build quality wise.. No sharp edges, and couldn’t see any flaws in its anodization.  Nice color as well.

Was about to order this until I seen this post. No sharp edges = No deal!


I think you mean the spiky bezel, not the sharp edges that left by poor machining.
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Yes, I really don't understand people like poor machining that can even cut your skin.. that's what I meant by No sharp edges=poor machining.

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Yes, I really don't understand people like poor machining that can even cut your skin.. that's what I meant by No sharp edges.. Sharp edges=poor machining.

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The battery carrier from ios is far better imo  Smile

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Pilchman wrote:

The battery carrier from ios is far better imo  Smile


Yes I did actually notice that, but considering the significant price difference I ended up ordered with Banggood anyway lol.
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I paid 34 for one with T6 4C.... a good price I would say..

Don't care much for the battery carrier.

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i guess the xintd x3 that wallbuys sells should be the same banggood sells? (hard to know, but flimsy 3AA carrier, 3/5-modes, no moonlight mode should apply to both?)
i ordered 2 from wallbuys group buy a couple of months ago (i have received one, the other one seems to be lost in china post since 17 november…)
i have tried the one i’ve received, and when i use 3x GP Recyko batteries, and use high, after a while the flashlight ramps up and down, is that a low voltage warning? it happened when the batteries where quite fresh though, and IIRC 4.02 V resting voltage over the battery carrier.
I am thinking about gifting one of the flashlights as it should be great for non li-ion people, but i’m unsure if i have a defective flashlight, or if it can’t be used on high with nimh’s?

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I notice FT also sell the same one with Banggood. at least the same battery carrier.
can anybody post a little bit update after couple months usage of X3 from Banggood one?

I’m considering this one over Starry Light..

thanks..

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I’ve bought X3 from BG… What would you like to know?

Quality wise…it’s excellent! Threads were a bit dry on arrival but I lubed them and modded this weekend(replaced driver for Qlite with added 4×7135 380mA and changed led to T5-5A3) and I couldn’t be happier.

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sorotantaz wrote:
I notice FT also sell the same one with Banggood. at least the same battery carrier.
can anybody post a little bit update after couple months usage of X3 from Banggood one?

I’m considering this one over Starry Light..

thanks..


I have just added a little information in the OP, hope that helps a bit. Smile
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bibihang wrote:

I have just added a little information in the OP, hope that helps a bit. Smile

Hey thanks for the update. Does the battery carrier limiting the current on eneloop?
as for the FT nanjg driver you pointed out, I have using quite a lot of it. perform like it should be although it’s not like Qlite on IOS one.
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sorotantaz wrote:
Hey thanks for the update. Does the battery carrier limiting the current on eneloop?
as for the FT nanjg driver you pointed out, I have using quite a lot of it. perform like it should be although it’s not like Qlite on IOS one.

The total current draw with Nimh batteries on high is about 2.1A and this is also measured by other forum members. The AA batteries are in series so 2.1/3=0.7A current drawn from each battery. I’ve never measured the resistance of the battery carrier though but I think it won’t be an issue to limit just 0.7A current draw from each AA battery.
2.1A is drawn from each battery.

I have purchased some of these cheaper Nanjg drivers from FT too and yes they still can perform like the other 105C driver in terms of current draw. Now if you know how to re-programme these drivers using the Nlite developed by Dr.Jones then you can programme it into whatever modes you like with higher PWM frequency.

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