Phone Reviews

Smartphone overview Cubot King Kong Mini 2

Cubot King Kong Mini 2 - new without changes?

Nov. 28, 2020, 3:56 p.m.

The continuation of the line of smartphones usually brings a lot of new things to the models loved by users. Technical specifications and design are becoming more relevant, and photographic possibilities are also transformed. Surprisingly, the hero of today's review is completely identical to its predecessor in these parameters. What has changed in the gadget?

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G - confusing the audience

Nov. 28, 2020, 9:58 a.m.

The marketers of the Chinese company Xiaomi are ingenious and at the same time strange people. It was largely thanks to their work that the corporation was able to become so popular, but at the same time a number of their decisions raise serious questions. Especially a lot of oddities can be seen in the names of smartphones being produced. Phones of different price segments have similar names, while the developer's product range is overloaded. Because of this, it is extremely easy to get lost in the abundance of gadgets. The hero of today's review only exacerbates the situation.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G - flagships are no longer needed

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:31 p.m.

Xiaomi made a statement some time ago that in China the corporation will sell exclusively 5G smartphones in the middle and high price categories. Fans of the budget Note-line were surprised by this fact, because in the ninth generation of phablets for the USA, Europe and the CIS countries there was no support for 5G networks. The world-famous manufacturer decided not to adapt the already released products for another market, but to create a new and at the same time extremely impressive phone.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G is different now!

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:09 p.m.

At times, marketers at Xiaomi's Chinese company make incredibly smart and balanced decisions, but they can also make many terrible mistakes. So, the ninth generation Note-line of excellent phablets had every chance of losing the status of bestsellers due to the slight difference in technical characteristics from those of its predecessors and the lack of NFC. But the hero of today's review corrects an almost fatal situation.

Smartphone overview Vivo V20 Pro

Vivo V20 Pro - for yourself

Nov. 27, 2020, 5:05 p.m.

A huge number of Android smartphone users are now blogging or social media pages. Almost everyone publishes their own photographs in them. If a few years ago the quality and even the presence of a front camera was not such an essential criterion for choosing a phone, now its importance has increased dramatically. It was on the given component that the Chinese company Vivo emphasized in the hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview Oppo A53 5G

Oppo A53 5G - you definitely haven't forgotten anything?

Nov. 26, 2020, 8:14 p.m.

It's amazing how close some smartphones sometimes get to the title of bestseller, but still do not achieve it due to a couple of nasty flaws. Such situations arise usually due to the mistakes of marketers who have incorrectly identified user requests in a particular price category. So, the hero of today's review is a clear example of a phone, all the splendor of which has been destroyed due to strange flaws.

Smartphone overview Motorola Moto Z5

Motorola Moto Z5 - the long-awaited flagship

Nov. 26, 2020, 2:57 p.m.

For a long period of time, the Motorola company did not please its fans with a truly productive and technologically advanced smartphone, capable of competing on equal terms with the best representatives of the highest price category. However, the period of calm is finally over, now the loyal fans of the manufacturer will be able to turn their attention to the outstanding hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview Motorola Moto E7

Motorola Moto E7 - a collection of strange decisions

Nov. 25, 2020, 4:52 p.m.

The creation of an inexpensive smartphone is a complex and multifaceted process in modern market conditions. Today's users demand from a phone at the turn of the lower and middle price segment and a thoughtful design, and a good base level of performance, and much more. The Motorola company in the hero of today's review decided to focus on photographic capabilities, but forgot about the rest of the aspects.

Smartphone overview Samsung Galaxy A02S

Samsung Galaxy A02S - delightful improvements

Nov. 25, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

The Korean company Samsung is trying to keep up with its Chinese rivals with an extremely aggressive pricing policy. The efforts of the corporation are especially noticeable in the lower value segment. The developer's products are becoming more beautiful and functional every year. The hero of today's review is no exception to this rule.

Smartphone overview Lenovo K12 Pro

Lenovo K12 Pro - noteworthy phablet

Nov. 24, 2020, 3:46 p.m.

The Chinese company Lenovo continues to release potential hits. Of course, the once popular corporation still cannot keep up with the market leaders, but the developer has definitely made progress in comparison with previously released smartphones. So, the hero of today's review will be the perfect choice for fans of big screen phones.

Smartphone overview Doogee S41

Doogee S41 - budget strength

Nov. 23, 2020, 3:25 p.m.

The low price segment of rugged smartphones is evolving at a fairly rapid pace. Both their appearance and functionality are being transformed. If a couple of years ago, when purchasing an affordable IP68 phone, the user could only count on receiving calls and messages, as well as launching the least demanding applications, today devices like the hero of today's review are ready to be full-fledged mobile assistants without any compromises.

Smartphone overview Huawei Enjoy 20e

Huawei Enjoy 20e - return to well-being?

Nov. 22, 2020, 3:27 p.m.

The Chinese company Huawei is having a hard time due to the ongoing US sanctions. This fact is evidenced by the recent sale of the Honor sub-brand, albeit at a more than decent price. However, it seems that the negative situation is slowly easing for the corporation. For example, the manufacturer was allowed to use Qualcomm 4G processors for its products, which makes it easier for the organization to operate in the lower and middle price segments.

Smartphone overview ZTE Axon 20 Pro 5G

ZTE Axon 20 Pro 5G - interesting

Nov. 21, 2020, 1:55 p.m.

The Chinese company ZTE continues the recovery process after the crisis events. The range of the manufacturer's smartphones is increasing both quantitatively and qualitatively. So, the developer decided to take a part of the audience of the middle price segment by releasing a stylish and extremely balanced hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview Samsung Galaxy A12 5G

Samsung Galaxy A12 5G - template break

Nov. 20, 2020, 3:51 p.m.

Fans of the Korean company Samsung managed to get used to the structure of the corporation's range of smartphones. So, the A-series represented the most budgetary line of the developer's devices, aimed at unpretentious buyers. However, 5G smartphones of this series are characterized by almost flagship functionality, beautiful design and, surprisingly, a considerable price. The hero of today's review has become the most affordable 5G phone from the company.

Smartphone overview Motorola Moto G10 Play

Motorola Moto G10 Play - inexpensive and without flaws

Nov. 20, 2020, 2:26 p.m.

Motorola is having a hard time in the current smartphone market. A huge number of opponents of the corporation are striving to produce ever cheaper and functional products in the struggle for a potential buyer. However, the vast experience of the manufacturer and a solid budget still allow the developer to produce extremely interesting phones like the hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview Blackview BV4900 Pro

Blackview BV4900 Pro - Improvements not worthy of respect?

Nov. 20, 2020, 11:22 a.m.

Quite often, we encounter a situation where a smartphone manufacturer releases a more affordable model of its bestseller. In this case, the developer carefully cuts the technical specifications to transfer the product to a lower price segment. Less often, there are reverse modifications when a corporation decides to create an improved version of a device for a higher value category. It is difficult to cope with such a task, but the Chinese company Blackview managed to do it.

Smartphone overview Oppo X 2021

Oppo X 2021 - the triumph of progress

Nov. 19, 2020, 1:17 p.m.

The Chinese company Oppo spends huge amounts of money not only on the creation of smartphones today, as well as marketing, monitoring the market and the actions of rivals, but also on the development of new technologies for future products. So, the hero of today's review a couple of years ago would have been a fantasy that finds its embodiment in the cherished dreams of Android users. But such fantasies suddenly came true.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Poco M3

Xiaomi Poco M3 - entry-level bestseller

Nov. 18, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

What should be a budget smartphone? A few years ago, users would have had enough basic functionality, but today, even from an inexpensive phone, the audience wants design, performance, and autonomy. A sub-brand of the Chinese company Xiaomi called Poco did everything possible to create such a device, however, some compromises still had to be made.

Smartphone overview Doogee S69 Pro

Doogee S69 Pro - strength is not a hindrance to beauty

Nov. 17, 2020, 11:58 a.m.

The expansion of the range of secure smartphones from the Chinese company Dodge continues at a rapid pace. Recently, the corporation has been trying to focus on the lower and middle price segments as the most relevant and profitable. However, a demanding audience today wants, even from inexpensive devices, not only functionality, performance and autonomy, but also a stylish design. The hero of today's review is trying to combine all the advantages described above.

Smartphone overview Samsung Galaxy M12

Samsung Galaxy M12 - autonomy for economical

Nov. 16, 2020, 10:24 a.m.

The Korean company Samsung is well aware of the need to monitor the smartphone market and change the range of products, as well as pricing policy. Opponents from China continue to break records for value for money in their phones, so the popular Korean brand has to meet new standards to retain its audience. The hero of today's review offers not only excellent functionality for his money, but also an extremely capacious battery that most competitors cannot boast of.

Smartphone overview Doogee S59 Pro

Doogee S59 Pro - ideal for unpretentious users

Nov. 15, 2020, 7:34 p.m.

Smartphones at the border of the lower and middle price segments are usually divided into two categories. Representatives of the first group are good in several parameters, but weak in others, while the members of the second sample are not bad products, but far from ideal in all aspects. For the overwhelming majority of buyers, this particular subgroup is the most interesting and suitable. How nice to know that the hero of today's review has become just such a balanced phone.

Smartphone overview Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G - saving on matches

Nov. 14, 2020, 8:53 p.m.

The boundary between the middle and high price categories of the smartphone market is one of the most attractive for the modern user. However, it is difficult even for experienced manufacturers to create an ideal phone in this value segment, because in order to reduce the cost, you still need to save on something. The Korean company Samsung has gone too far with this process.

Smartphone overview OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus Nord 2 - the importance of price for success

Nov. 14, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

Over the past few years, VanPlas has significantly changed its appearance in the eyes of potential buyers. Unfortunately, the metamorphosis did not go for the better. Phones of the highest price category have risen in price, now they can hardly be called "flagship killers". The hero of today's milestone is slightly cheaper than the announced value segment, but he has a lot of opponents for a similar price tag from both Chinese and Korean and European manufacturers.

Smartphone overview Samsung Galaxy M62

Samsung Galaxy M62 - medicine for power banks

Nov. 12, 2020, 1:13 p.m.

The modern user is becoming more and more demanding of their mobile assistants. The reasons for this behavior of the audience are both the accelerating pace of life and technological progress, the need to use a smartphone at work, and a hobby. For example, if just a few years ago a buyer had just a couple of hours of active screen time per day, today some people may not have enough even a dozen. With the hero of today's review, you will not have to fear for a premature discharge of the battery, but he has a lot of advantages in addition to autonomy.

Smartphone overview Realme 7 5G

Realme 7 5G - hit with a proactive play

Nov. 11, 2020, 2:43 p.m.

The Chinese company Realmi was able to break out into the market leaders in a short time and become an opponent of such industry firms as Xiaomi and Huawei. However, to fight such large and well-known manufacturers, a relatively young developer has to not only copy the solutions of rivals or improve them, but also predict the actions of competitors. The hero of today's review is an inexpensive but very balanced 5G smartphone. And competing organizations cannot yet boast of such a model.

Smartphone overview OnePlus Nord SE

OnePlus Nord SE - rational improvements

Nov. 10, 2020, 12:14 p.m.

How to create a successful smartphone? There are many ways to achieve such a result, most of them are far from the easiest. However, if the manufacturer already has a released bestseller, then the developer can, after a short period of time, slightly update its design, slightly improve performance and remove a number of minor flaws. The hero of today's review was created according to this recipe.

Smartphone overview AGM X5 5G

AGM X5 5G - not keeping up with progress

Nov. 9, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

The Chinese company AGM specializes in the production of extremely durable protected smartphones with good functionality. The X3 model made a splash a couple of years ago, because it simply did not have worthy opponents with flagship technical characteristics and similar strength. However, time did not stand still, and the developer, for some reason, was in no hurry to expand the range of the highest price segment. This led to the fact that the hero of today's review managed to become somewhat outdated even before its release. It took so long to develop it.

Smartphone overview Realme C19

Realme C19 - inexpensive and versatile

Nov. 9, 2020, 12:07 a.m.

Most of the audience of the Android smartphone market prefers phones of the lower and middle price segment. People are easy to understand, because even affordable devices have a nice design and very wide functionality. The hero of today's review adds several more important advantages to these points.

Smartphone overview OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro - the ideal is unattainable again

Nov. 8, 2020, 8:24 p.m.

The Chinese company Vanplas has noticeably moved away from the concept of "flagship killers". Much to the regret of old fans of the brand, the pricing policy has not changed for the better. However, along with the price tag, the functionality and performance of devices have increased, their design has become much more beautiful. So, the hero of today's review surpasses most of his opponents from China, Korea, Europe and the United States, but the series will be close to perfection only in a few generations.

Smartphone overview Doogee S99 Pro

Doogee S99 Pro is the flagship that will survive 2020

Nov. 8, 2020, 6:49 p.m.

Flagship smartphones attract audiences with design, functionality and performance. However, only a few of the previously mentioned segment can boast of increased strength. The hero of today's review combines not only manufacturability, but also protection according to IP68 standards. Thus, it is not afraid of dust, moisture, falls and the requests of the most sophisticated users.

Smartphone overview Huawei Honor V40 Pro Plus

Huawei Honor V40 Pro Plus - a smartphone that wanted to be perfect

Nov. 6, 2020, 12:46 p.m.

The Chinese company Huawei is not losing its position in the market, despite serious problems due to sanctions from the United States. Their influence on the corporation can already be traced in the form of the lack of Google services, but it will really negatively affect the activities of the organization in the not too distant future. However, the company is trying to live in the present day and produce such devices that you want to buy yourself.

Smartphone overview Meizu 18 Max

Meizu 18 Max - echoes of past glory

Nov. 5, 2020, 2:12 p.m.

Sometimes, from incredible popularity to complete oblivion, it takes only a few years of wrong decisions by the company's management. This is exactly the situation with the Meizu Corporation. Recovering sales and attracting buyers in such a competitive market becomes incredibly difficult even with excellent products. Unfortunately, the technologically advanced and handsome hero of today's review is unlikely to change the developer's financial situation.

Smartphone overview ZTE Blade 20 5G

ZTE Blade 20 5G - insane savings

Nov. 4, 2020, 12:08 p.m.

5G smartphones are incredibly popular this year. Surprisingly, even residents of those countries that do not have 5G towers and are not expected to buy a phone with the latest technology want to buy a phone. However, processors supporting such frequencies are not cheap, so manufacturers have to go to various tricks to reduce the cost of the final product. Unfortunately, the Chinese company ZTE has gone too far.

Smartphone overview Doogee S35 Pro

Doogee S35 Pro - fail safe

Nov. 3, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

Inexpensive smartphones with IP68 dust and moisture protection have always been a success. Someone needed a durable spare phone, another user purchased such a gadget for a child. However, time has not stood still, so the functionality and appearance of budget IP68 devices have noticeably improved over the past couple of years. So, the hero of today's review is quite ready to become the main mobile assistant for a large part of the audience.

Smartphone overview Vivo S7e

Vivo S7e - lightweight grace

Nov. 3, 2020, 12:35 p.m.

How many cases do we know when a simplified version of a smartphone is not only significantly worse than the original, but also simply irrelevant in the price segment. Very often, developers tend to keep only the design concept of the model, forgetting about the functionality and performance of the novelty. But the Chinese company Vivo does not belong to such organizations, which is clearly demonstrated by the hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T - an unexpected revolution?

Nov. 2, 2020, 12:12 p.m.

The Chinese company Xiaomi is one of the few smartphone manufacturers from which the audience expects not only bestsellers, but game-changing products. The line of inexpensive phablets of the corporation at one time was able to make productive and functional phones available to everyone, but now the Note-series seeks to significantly reduce the cost of full-fledged camera phones. The hero of today's review is the first of such gadgets.

Smartphone overview Motorola Moto G 5G

Motorola Moto G 5G - long-awaited opposition

Nov. 1, 2020, 3:39 p.m.

The Motorola company is well known in the CIS countries, but the corporation achieved its popularity due to incredibly stylish and high-tech phones in the early and mid-2000s. Today, the company does not always keep up with its opponents in creating interesting and competitive devices. But it seems that the hero of today's review has become a pleasant exception to the rule.

Smartphone overview Lenovo Savior Gaming Phone Pro

Lenovo Savior Gaming Phone Pro - exclusively for games?

Oct. 31, 2020, 7:48 p.m.

Smartphones are becoming more functional and versatile over time. If just yesterday phones were trying to replace only players and cameras, today it has come down to game consoles. The number of beautiful and interesting Android games, as well as emulators of not the oldest consoles (Nintendo Gamecube, Wii, 3DS, Sega Dreamcast, Sony Playstation 2 and others) is increasing, which means that the need for gadgets like the hero of today's review is increasing.

Smartphone overview Ulefone Armor 10 5G

Ulefone Armor 10 5G - long-awaited and necessary changes

Oct. 31, 2020, 5:19 p.m.

2020 saw the widespread adoption of 5G networks. This technology has significantly increased the speed of Internet connections for mobile devices. Unsurprisingly, 5G smartphones have become very popular. The Chinese company Ulefon did not miss this fact, presenting its latest protected flagship with support for the above functionality.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite - minimal simplifications

Oct. 31, 2020, 1:45 p.m.

Flagship smartphones have increased significantly in price over the past year. One of the reasons for such a rise in price was the expensive top-end processors with 5G support, the other was the fact that manufacturers actually repeated the price policy of competitors. The only salvation in such a situation for buyers with not the most huge budget is the phones of the medium-high cost segment. For example, the hero of today's review in many respects repeats both the functionality and design, and almost the performance of the "older brothers".

Smartphone overview Oppo K7x

Oppo K7x - strange decisions

Oct. 30, 2020, 2:42 p.m.

The Chinese company Oppo never ceases to expand the range of smartphones on offer, many of which are close to being bestsellers. Unfortunately, often the developer's products lack the competitive edge or functionality to be real hits. The hero of today's review is no exception.

Smartphone overview Lenovo K12 Note

Lenovo K12 Note - autonomous and balanced

Oct. 30, 2020, 12:37 p.m.

Competition in today's smartphone market is getting fiercer. A sophisticated audience makes great demands even on budget phones, while the manufacturers themselves are waging a large-scale price war with each other. A similar situation for some time brought the famous Chinese company Lenovo out of the struggle for a buyer, but the developer was still able to recover and is eager to attract users with extremely interesting products.

Smartphone overview Blackview A60 Plus

Blackview A60 Plus - Improvements in the wrong areas

Oct. 29, 2020, 11:38 a.m.

Low-end smartphones are a mobile assistant designed mainly for calls, messages, web surfing. However, the accelerating pace of modern life requires having a good analogue of a camera on hand for capturing important events, blogging and social networks. Unfortunately, the Chinese company Blackview decided to improve its bestseller only in terms of technical characteristics and left the photographic ability at the same level.

Smartphone overview Realme C15s

Realme C15s - a little tweak that changes everything

Oct. 28, 2020, 2:34 p.m.

It's amazing how sometimes insignificant trifles radically change the impression of a person, thing and or event. For example, a simple modification of the technical characteristics of a smartphone can turn it from a walk-through model into a potential bestseller in the blink of an eye. A similar situation happened with the hero of today's review.

Smartphone overview OnePlus Nord N100

OnePlus Nord N100 - mobile assistant for a long time

Oct. 27, 2020, 10:28 p.m.

Most of the audience of the smartphone market is not the most demanding people, for whom the performance and manufacturability of the phone are in second place. The main thing for such buyers is design, autonomy, software stability and good photographic capabilities. The hero of today's review is quite ready to offer everything described above and even a little more.

Smartphone overview OnePlus Nord N10 5G

OnePlus Nord N10 5G - imitation of flagships

Oct. 27, 2020, 8:48 p.m.

The Chinese company Vanplas is trying to adapt to changing market conditions. So, over the past year, prices for flagship smartphones have seriously increased due to expensive CPUs with 5G frequencies, the demand for them has dropped slightly. Thus, the manufacturer specializing in top-end Android phones decided to significantly change its strategy and go down to the middle price segment. Did you manage to transfer the corporate identity of the developer to cheaper devices?

Smartphone overview Realme X8 Pro

Realme X8 Pro - expected changes

Oct. 27, 2020, 1:22 p.m.

The line of X7 smartphones of the Chinese company Realmi has become extremely popular in the homeland of the manufacturer. Low price for technical characteristics, high autonomy, good photographic capabilities and an abundance of other advantages have turned gadgets into real hits. However, time does not stand still, now the developer has to meet the expectations of a spoiled audience already with the hero of today's review. And we note that the corporation has coped with the task.

Smartphone overview Huawei Honor V40

Huawei Honor V40 - raw power

Oct. 26, 2020, 11:53 a.m.

The Chinese company Huawei continues to expand its range of flagship devices. Although the corporation is seriously suffering from sanctions from the United States, a huge number of purchased components are still enough to compete with the best representatives of the market. The hero of today's review has every chance of becoming a bestseller, although he lacks a few things to achieve perfection.

Smartphone overview Xiaomi Redmi K30S Pro

Xiaomi Redmi K30S Pro - the perfect budget flagship?

Oct. 25, 2020, 8:51 p.m.

The fashion for 5G networks has negatively affected the price of modern flagship smartphones. The fact is that top-end processors with support for 5G frequencies do not differ in their low cost, which is why most smart phone manufacturers do not hesitate to put price tags on their products in the region of a thousand dollars. However, the competitive market is not without exceptions. So, the hero of today's review provides excellent functionality and current design for half the money.

Smartphone overview Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ - for real mobile photographers

Oct. 24, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

The level of photographic ability in modern smartphones has reached unprecedented heights. If a few years ago one could only dream of a high-quality shot during evening shooting, today even devices of the middle price segment provide such opportunities. Expensive camera phones like the hero of today's review can replace a full-fledged camera. But sometimes you have to pay for such functionality of cameras.

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