Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G Global - the problem of high expectations?
The Chinese company Xiaomi has established itself as a market leader, every year presenting products with an outrageous price-quality ratio to the audience. However, nothing lasts forever, almost all corporations gradually want to increase their profits. The hero of today's review can hardly be called an unsuccessful smartphone, however, the lack of noticeable progress in comparison with its predecessor and the increased price tag will be negatively perceived by many fans of the brand.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s - controversial decisions in the segment
Every year, the audience of the smartphone market is becoming more and more sophisticated. It is difficult to surprise buyers who, even in the middle price category, are used to receiving exceptionally beautiful and functional models. The Chinese company Xiaomi has tried to bring improved photo capabilities to the novelty, but is this enough for commercial success? Let's figure it out.
OnePlus Nord 2T - optional improvement
The rapidly developing smartphone market requires manufacturers to constantly replenish the range of devices sold, update their technical characteristics. However, sometimes developers manage to release such models that remain competitive for a long time without significant improvements. Perhaps that is why the hero of today's review is practically no different from his predecessor.
OnePlus 10 Ultra - perfection improvement
The release of the continuation of the flagship smartphone sometimes costs manufacturers a titanic effort. The process of finalizing the phone is especially difficult, when the predecessor received flattering reviews from the audience and critics and was not characterized by a large number of shortcomings. A similar situation occurred with the well-known Chinese company Vanplas. What exactly did the developer decide to change in the new product to attract the attention of buyers to it?
Lenovo Halo - discreet gaming smartphone
Android smartphones aimed at gamers, although they are sold in millions of copies, are still not liked by the entire audience. One of the main reasons for this behavior of people is catchy, too bright design, which is unlikely to suit everyone and everyone. The Chinese company Lenovo decided to change the situation and release a device that is strict in its style, pleasing with both performance and functionality, and dedicated touch-sensitive trigger keys for comfortable gameplay.
Blackview A95 - nice clone attack
The Chinese company Blackview some time ago set out to expand the range of smartphones at the turn of the lower and middle price segments. The A90 model turned out to be extremely balanced and inexpensive, which affected its popularity. And even though the phone did not become a worldwide hit, the manufacturer liked the level of sales, so a little later, similar devices simply fell from under the company's conveyor. One of these is the hero of today's review.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is a huge step forward
A smartphone with a model index F22 from the Korean company Samsung did not win great love from the audience. The reason for this was mediocre performance and outdated design. The manufacturer decided to correct these shortcomings in the hero of today's review. Has the device really become better and is it worth buying at a higher price tag?
Oppo Reno8 Pro - it's all about looks
The Chinese company Oppo is not afraid to experiment. So, the design concept of the Reno-line has changed dramatically several times along the way of its development. And this year, the developer decided to update the look of their products again and at the same time seriously worked on the balance of technical characteristics. The hero of today's review is one of these new products.
UMiDIGI Bison GT2 - minor losses
The Chinese company Umidigi continues to develop the Bison line of rugged smartphones. In addition to low-cost models, the series now also includes a number of devices in the middle price segment. The hero of today's review is a simplified version of the flagship, but the changes are not so critical, and the price is noticeably lower.
OnePlus 10R - dream sub-flagship?
2021 turned out to be a rather paradoxical year for the Chinese company Vanplas. So, both users and critics were favorable not to the flagships of the corporation, but to more accessible representatives of its range. For example, the 9R model cost less and at the same time offered both wide functionality and top-level performance. The hero of today's review has become a continuation of the mentioned phone, he is trying to develop the competitive advantages of his predecessor even more.
ZTE Nubia Z40 Pro - photographic revolution
The Chinese company ZTE continues to lose its popularity in the smartphone market, but the corporation's management still hopes to regain the leading position it had ten years ago. So, the manufacturer decided to do everything possible so that the updated flagship of the company received the most technologically advanced cameras for today. Did the once popular developer manage to create the perfect camera phone?
Nokia G21 - becoming relevant
It is difficult to consider Nokia a market leader today, just as it is not easy to name at least a few best-sellers released by it over the past year. However, failures force the weak to give up, and the strong only spur them on to fight. Perhaps that is why the hero of today's review looks much more competitive.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G - changes that not everyone will like
Xiaomi has been aggressively expanding its range of smartphones for several years, which makes it very easy to get confused in their diversity. The current year was no exception for the developer, so the updated Note-line will contain almost a dozen models. The hero of today's review should be the main bestseller of the manufacturer in Europe and the CIS, but some simplifications against the background of the Chinese counterpart raise questions.
UMiDIGI Bison GT2 Pro 5G - visible improvements
The Chinese company Umidigi has been in the shadow of more eminent brethren for many years, but the corporation's desire to show itself has not faded away. Thus, the manufacturer decided to present to the audience updated flagship rugged smartphones that are ready to provide good performance and autonomy for a reasonable amount of money. Can the developer be proud of the hero of today's review, or is it just another unsuccessful attempt at competition?
UMiDIGI Bison GT2 5G - acquisition of 5G networks
The Chinese company Umidigi has not really moved forward in the smartphone market over the past couple of years, but it has not lost its position either. The corporation regularly updates the range of products offered and tries to maintain its relevance against the backdrop of numerous opponents. So, the hero of today's review is one of the most expensive phones of the manufacturer and pleases with advanced functionality, coupled with the advent of support for 5G frequencies.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Universe - space flagship
The Chinese company Redmi (a sub-brand of Xiaomi) has been pleasing loyal fans for several years not only with smartphones of the low and medium price segment, but also with the highest cost category. But to this day, the developer has not released real flagship devices that can compete on equal terms with the best analogues from A-brands. The hero of today's review corrects this unfortunate omission.
Honor 70 Pro - Will customers be happy now?
Honor's independent company's adaptation to the new market conditions is far from ideal. Thus, the corporation, famous for smartphones of the middle and highest price categories, released two rather mediocre flagship lines in a row, which did not surprise the sophisticated audience with performance and photo capabilities. Did the manufacturer decide to correct the mistakes made or continued to disappoint the loyal fan base?
Oppo Find X5 Lite is the right middle class
What should be an inexpensive sub-flagship smartphone? With a high degree of probability, users will apply such characteristics as productive, beautiful, autonomous. The hero of today's review fully meets the needs of a sophisticated audience, while the model is deprived of serious compromises.
Vivo X80 Pro - the most optimal flagship?
Sometimes flagship smartphones evoke more negative emotions than their more affordable counterparts. The pursuit of the best performance or photo opportunities often leads to obvious flaws in gadgets. For example, top phones can suffer from throttling, lack of autonomy, and other unpleasant things. However, sometimes there are also models that managed to avoid any critical shortcomings. The hero of today's review belongs to such devices.
Vivo X80 Pro+ - flagship pleasure
The Chinese company Vivo every year wins an increasing number of fans outside the Middle Kingdom. The smartphones of the corporation are distinguished by an incredibly beautiful design, top-end performance and wide functionality, even if their price tag does not please with modesty. However, a small overpayment for the listed advantages, coupled with well-developed software, still attracts an audience, so the hero of today's review is able to count on excellent sales.
Vivo X80 is a discounted flagship?
The X-series of smartphones from the Chinese company Vivo with each generation is becoming more beautiful, more technologically advanced and often more pleasant in terms of pricing. The need for greater coverage of the audience, as well as maintaining competition with market leaders, is forcing the corporation to create phones that are closer to perfection. The hero of today's review also applies to this kind of devices.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT - thunderstorm games
The Chinese company Xiaomi is releasing more and more smartphones aimed at fans of Android games. If earlier we could see such an orientation exclusively in the Black Shark line, today gaming phones are also available in other sub-brands of the corporation. For example, the hero of today's review is able to please both top performance and other parameters that will definitely interest gamers and not only.
Vivo NEX 5 - a camera phone with a twist
The current year began for Android users with the release of the first smartphones based on the latest flagship chipsets, which promised not only a significant increase in performance, but also improved photographic capabilities of phones with the help of updated software, drivers and other things. However, the outgoing devices did not surprise the audience with anything revolutionary. Will the hero of today's review somehow change the current situation.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra - hardworking flagship
The smartphone has become for modern users not only a mobile assistant, but also a full-fledged working tool. Photography, various editors for text, photo and video files, a voice recorder, a modem, receiving messages from numerous instant messengers - the functionality of today's Android phones is striking in its diversity. It is especially widespread among flagship devices, but Motorola decided to make the hero of the review even more functional against the background of competitors.
Huawei P50 Pocket - technological, compact, flagship
The Chinese company Huawei, although it lost a significant part of its fans due to the ban on the use of Google services in smartphones, did not lose the accumulated budget funds. The developer tries to maintain the competitiveness of the product by combining its reasonable price tag, wide functionality and high performance. So, the hero of today's review combines all of the above and complements it with an advanced form factor. But is everything so rosy in the new Android smartphone?
Xiaomi Poco F4 Pro+ is the best deal for gamers?
The Chinese company Xiaomi decided to make the beginning of the year really eventful for its fans. So, already the first quarter promises to users an abundance of all kinds of smartphones in all price categories. Fans of Android games did not go unnoticed by the developer. The hero of today's review combines a reasonable price and excellent performance, while not forgetting about other aspects of a successful sub-flagship phone.
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 4G - forced measures?
Sometimes smartphone manufacturers have to adapt to the conditions that the market dictates to them. So, the price tag for components is growing at an accelerated pace, which makes it difficult to leave well-selling models without a rise in price. The Chinese company decided to emerge victorious from the situation and offer a device loved by millions with a slightly simplified processor and without support for 5G networks. Is this the correct move on the part of the developer?
OnePlus 10 Pro - important pause
The ninth generation of flagships of the Chinese company Oneplas sold with dignity all over the world, having received more recognition in the United States and a number of European countries in comparison with their predecessors. However, the phones themselves came out quite controversial in terms of technical characteristics, which is why the reviews from critics were not always purely positive, as were the reviews of some buyers. As a result, the manufacturer decided to reduce the rate of release of devices. Has this fact affected the quality of the hero of today's review?
Meizu mblu 10 - remnants of its former popularity
Many experienced Android users recall the products of the Chinese company Meizu with nostalgia. 5-10 years ago, its smartphones favorably stood out against the background of opponents with a beautiful design, an original interface and a good combination of price and quality. However, bad marketing campaigns, a number of strange products and a reluctance to listen to the audience have led to the fact that now the manufacturer's phones are more or less in demand only in China. However, gadgets like the hero of today's review are ready to make the brand unpopular in the Celestial Empire.
Realme C31 - striving for optimality
The Chinese company Realmi does not forget to update the range of low-price smartphones. The audience's requirements for budget phones are constantly growing, so the corporation needs to correctly analyze user requests and correctly calculate the cost of new products. Judging by the hero of today's review, the above processes are obtained from a manufacturer that is gaining popularity.
Oppo A36 - a combination of incongruous
The balance of technical characteristics within the price segment is perhaps the main attribute of a commercially successful smartphone. Even little-known manufacturers strive for such an indicator in their products, so it is doubly strange to see devices like the hero of today's review from well-known developers. Thus, the Chinese company Oppo has created one of the most controversial gadgets in its range.
Xiaomi Poco M5 Pro 5G - meeting the requirements
The M-series of smartphones of the Chinese company Poco (a sub-brand of the Xiaomi corporation), and its very inception, pleased with the balance of price and quality, but none of its representatives revolutionized the price segment, as the F1, X3 and others once did. The situation will not change with the release of the review hero, because the developer has simply improved its numerous aspects to the current level.
Honor Magic V - improving the controversial form factor
"Clamshells" were one of the most popular design options for phones about 15-20 years ago, but the gradual introduction of touchscreen displays led to the dominance of ordinary candy bars. But time does not stand still, the emerging technology of flexible OLED screens was able to revive the forgotten fashion. The hero of today's review is a great example of what a folding smartphone can be in 2022.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge - success in battery
Autonomy is an important criterion for choosing a mobile assistant, however, no matter how long the phone functions, it needs to be charged in one way or another. This process can hardly be called fast in most Android smartphones, but the Chinese company Xiaomi is not ready to put up with this state of affairs and presented the hero of today's review, which has a charging capacity of a record 120W.
Realme 9i is a great solution for undemanding users
The functionality of modern smartphones is growing every day. This fact makes mobile assistants more and more accessible. Today, even a relatively budget phone is ready to provide functions that only flagships could boast of a couple of years ago. The hero of today's review does not bring anything new to the value category, but the gadget does not get any worse from this.
Nokia G400 - correct actions
Over the past few years, the Nokia company has lost a fair number of loyal fans, because the corporation's smartphones were in many ways inferior to the decisions of their opponents for optimizing software and functionality. This situation was especially relevant for the middle price segment. The hero of today's review is trying to correct the current state of affairs. But does the novelty work well?
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 - improvement of the game flagship
The Chinese company ZTE is no longer as well known to the inhabitants of Europe and the CIS as it was 5-10 years ago. The history of the corporation is similar to that of Huawei, except for the fact that the firm managed to avoid disastrous sanctions at the cost of large fines towards the United States. The recovery process from financial losses has been a long one, but now we are receiving a lot of curious gadgets from the manufacturer. Gamers will definitely fall in love with the hero of today's review, which has a number of competitive advantages.
Vivo IQOO 9 - a volley of new products
IQOO-series of smartphones of the Chinese company Vivo has always had great potential, but its possible success was often limited by the lack of global versions of devices and their small assortment. If the first problem remains relevant for the most part, then the manufacturer tries to actively fight the second.
Vivo Y01 - affordable and beautiful
Technologies do not stand still; user requests are developing along with them. So, if a few years ago buyers wanted from a budget smartphone only to launch applications that are undemanding to resources, today the audience needs both functionality and even an attractive design. The hero of the review possesses all of the above parameters.
Oppo A96 5G - design that impresses
The Chinese company Oppo has always been famous for its ability to make beautiful smartphones in all price segments. Over the years, the skill of the manufacturer's designers has only grown stronger, as can be seen by looking at the hero of today's review. But just as beautiful is the gadget inside?
Realme GT2 Pro - flagship without unnecessary functions
The first representative of the flagship GT-line of smartphones from the company Realmi was able to conquer the audience with top performance and the absence of critical drawbacks at a reasonable price, although its functionality was sometimes curtailed against the background of expensive analogs. Subsequent phones in the series for the most part belonged to the mid-value category, but they tried to maintain the competitive advantages of their predecessor. The hero of the review is trying to develop the inherent dignity of the line even more.
Realme GT2 - elimination of defects
The first smartphone of the GT-line from the Chinese company Realmi turned out to be successful. The crazy combination of top-end performance and relatively low price has made the phone very popular among gamers, but ordinary users were not always happy with the photographic capabilities and body materials. The manufacturer decided to correct these shortcomings and bring the hero of today's review closer to the ideal.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is the flagship, not their killer
The Korean company Samsung this year somewhat surprised with its line of flagship smartphones. So, its younger representative has undergone a number of simplifications compared to its predecessor and acquired, for example, a plastic case. The manufacturer heard the outrage of the audience and decided to release a more affordable sub-flagship model that retains many of the advantages of the original. But what did you have to cut out of the novelty?
Asus Zenfone 9 Flip - increasing productivity
Sometimes it is really difficult for smartphone manufacturers to create a sequel to a successful product. When the phone already possesses advanced technical characteristics, a number of innovative design solutions and an abundance of other advantages, the developers can only slightly update the working formula.
Vivo V23 Pro - graceful and productive
The V-series of smartphones of the Chinese company Vivo can hardly be called extremely successful or insanely popular, but its representatives have always found fans both within China and abroad. Moreover, even the absence of a global version of devices did not become an obstacle for the latter category of people. The hero of the review will not be an exception because of the harmonious combination of performance, well-designed design and good autonomy.
Vivo V23 - improvements everywhere
What should be the continuation of the commercially successful smartphone? Many people will answer that they would like to see a more functional, productive, autonomous and beautiful model, but all of the above appears together in updated phones extremely rarely. Fortunately, the hero of today's review was a pleasant exception to this rule.
Asus Zenfone 9 - in pursuit of individuality
The flagship line of smartphones from the Taiwanese company Asus has gone through quite a few changes recently. The eighth generation of gadgets decided to surprise fans of the brand with its compactness (model without indexes) and a folding camera (Flip), while the hero of today's review is trying to impress with an updated design and new technological chips.
Vivo Y21T - when compromises turn into disadvantages
The Chinese company Vivo knows how to create balanced smartphones, which are difficult to find fault with, but sometimes even the recognized masters have mistakes. So, a well-known developer tried to reduce the cost of the hero of today's review to a low-middle price segment, but some simplifications became critical.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 - continuing to move with the flow
The Asus company can hardly call the ROG line of gaming smartphones truly profitable, but the demand for it exists to this day. The devices of the series were characterized by both inalienable advantages and disadvantages characteristic of almost all generations of devices. Mediocre photo capabilities for the price category, a somewhat inflated price tag and a peculiar design were criticized even by fans of the developer, but it seems that the manufacturer is just walking on the beaten track.
Blackview OSCAL S60 Pro - boring improvement
The actions of the Chinese company Blackview are not always easy to explain. The creation of a new sub-brand that produces essentially similar products, the release of many similar smartphones within the same price category, strange marketing is an incomplete list of the manufacturer's illogical actions. The hero of the review also raises a number of questions.