Doogee S40 Pro - painting over rust
How often smartphone manufacturers use the same design in several smartphones at once, only slightly changing their specifications. Such an expansion of the assortment is logical given the relevance of the exterior and its high assessment by the audience. Unfortunately, the hero of today's hero has already become outdated both externally and internally, so improved performance is unlikely to affect his popularity.
Xiaomi Mi Note 11 Lite - can a camera phone be available?
Almost every smartphone buyer wants his mobile assistant to replace not only a phone, a player, partly a personal computer, but also a camera. However, devices with truly impressive photographic capabilities usually cost large sums of money that not everyone can afford. The Chinese company Xiaomi decided to rectify this situation, even if it had to make some compromises to achieve the result.
Realme V5 Pro - performance and nothing more
The Chinese company Realmi continues to expand the range of products provided, catching up with the pace of Xiaomi and Huawei. Such a significant number of offered phones favorably affects their positioning. Certain models are now aimed at lovers of high autonomy, others - at connoisseurs of thoughtful design, while most of the audience appreciates gaming devices. The hero of today's review is intended specifically for this category of buyers, and economical people will like it.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro - some like it hot
The Chinese company Realmi does not forget about the development of the Narzo line of smartphones, which are distinguished by excellent performance and functionality at a low price. To reduce the cost of new products, the developer takes already created phones and simplifies their technical characteristics. However, the manufacturer knows very well when to stop in order for the gadget to remain attractive to the audience.
Asus Zenfone 8 - expensive originality
The latest representatives of the flagship Zenfone line from the Taiwanese company Asus had one interesting and unusual feature for which they fell in love, namely the folding camera mechanism. It not only looked attractive and technologically advanced, but also allowed getting the best selfies for today. Unfortunately, in other aspects, we were presented with an ordinary flagship, not much different from the opponents and upsetting with a somewhat overpriced. A similar description applies to the hero of today's review.
Xiaomi Redmi K40 - flagships are no longer needed
Smartphones at the turn of the middle and high price segments are becoming more and more popular. In many ways, this process is facilitated by the gradual increase in the functionality of phones and their performance, because progress does not stand still. So, the hero of today's review turned out to be balanced and relevant so much that a large part of the audience would not want to look towards more expensive analogs.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 - immersion in gambling addiction
The game line of smartphones from Xiaomi has always found a large number of fans, but it is difficult to call the representatives of the series bestsellers. Still, a significant number of these phones had a strong focus on gamers, which seriously affected other aspects. Not the widest functionality, average photographic capabilities would hardly please a sophisticated user. The hero of today's review is trying to eliminate these disadvantages, while creating even more pleasant conditions for long-term gameplay.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - familiar strengths and weaknesses
We have already got used to the fact that almost every smartphone from the Chinese company Xiaomi is becoming a bestseller. The developer is extremely competent in determining the pricing policy of his products, thanks to which we are often ready to forgive obvious shortcomings thanks to a democratic price. So, the hero of today's review is not without drawbacks, which he actually took over from his predecessor, but at the same time he does not want to criticize the gadget at all.
Blackview BV6300 - broad functionality, low performance
How often do we meet smartphones that lack several parameters to achieve, if not ideal, then a high level of attractiveness to the audience. Some devices lack stylish design, others lacked autonomy, while the hero of today's review lacks gaming power.
Ulefone Armor X8 - budget strength
The Chinese company Ulefon does not forget about the lovers of secure smartphones who are not ready to spend large sums of money on the purchase of mobile assistants. Of course, such devices cannot do without compromises in order to achieve a lower cost price, but every year their functionality and design are significantly improving. So, the hero of today's review, although he did not revolutionize the market, has definitely moved forward in comparison with his predecessors.
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro - improving the ideal?
The latest smartphones from the Chinese company Pocophone, a sub-brand of Xiaomi corporation, have surprised even the most sophisticated Android device lovers with their value for money. Only a few were able to be full-fledged competitors to such functional, beautiful and thoughtful gadgets. But it seems that the developer is not satisfied with this situation, and he decided to completely get rid of all rivals. The hero of today's review is a clear proof of this.
Oppo A32 - absentee loser
The Chinese company Oppo sometimes surprises with its instability. The manufacturer can release in the middle price segment both a device that has practically no analogues (I would like to recall the same A51 with stereo speakers, as well as functionality excellent for the price), and a frankly passable product. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review belongs precisely to the second category.
Xiaomi Mi 10T - the ideal is cheaper
The Chinese company Xiaomi, although it announced some time ago about a noticeable increase in the price of its flagships, is in no hurry to take the entire arsenal of top-end gadgets to the premium segment. A significant number of fans will not be able to quickly get used to the changes, so the corporation simply needs "transitional" models. The hero of today's review combines all the features of a modern flagship device, but does not shock with its price tag.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro - Cameraphone of the Year?
The Chinese company Xiaomi continues to increase the flow of flagship smartphones this year. However, a number of models from the company turned out to be extremely expensive for most users, and the new product from the Poco sub-brand came out, although affordable, but not without compromises (AMOLED screen at 60Hz, not the most impressive cameras, and more). The hero of today's review should take a price position between the devices listed earlier and become the best representative of the corporation's assortment in terms of price and quality.
UMiDIGI A9 Pro - created for oblivion
Almost every smartphone manufacturer dreams that the products they produce have received audience recognition. For this, the developers are trying to think over the design and technical characteristics of even the most budget models, endowing them with interesting competitive advantages. But sometimes the corporation does not have enough energy, time and enthusiasm, which is why it creates unremarkable devices that are not much different from numerous analogues. The hero of today's review, unfortunately, is close precisely to this category of goods.
Doogee N30 - big ambitions, small results?
For many years, Dodge has occupied the borderline position between the leaders of the Chinese smartphone market and frankly second-rate brands. Lack of budget for competent marketing, controversial phones in the range and not always optimized software can alienate a potential user from the corporation's products, but sometimes the manufacturer produces extremely competitive devices that you just want to buy yourself. The hero of today's review is partially close to this definition.
Xiaomi Poco M2 - unusual improvements
The Chinese company Xiaomi is trying to adapt the same models for different markets. So, Redmi 9 was released in India and several other countries under a different name, and also acquired a number of differences in technical characteristics and design. Will these metamorphoses have an effect on the popularity of the novelty?
Realme Narzo 20 - budget and youth
Which smartphone can today's youth love? Among the huge number of answers to the question, there are also words such as beautiful, functional, autonomous and inexpensive. The hero of today's review tries to correspond to each of the definitions, even if he succeeds in this task sometimes only partially.
Realme 7i - Bestseller on Diet
A competent and experienced smartphone manufacturer always tries to combine business with pleasure. Thus, the technical characteristics of a new product can be improved by using previously purchased components for devices of a higher price segment, and something can be purchased at once in a large bulk for several models. In the hero of today's review, both of the processes given earlier are traced, but they were still not enough for cardinal improvements.
Xiaomi PocoPhone Poco X3 - pseudo-game smartphone
Mobile gamers are smart and calculating people. That is why they are especially careful about buying a phone. The gadget should be characterized by an amazing value for money, but sometimes the user has the opportunity to get on a device that only theoretically has the functions of a gaming solution. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review belongs to such devices.
Realme Z7 - the birth of the "flagship killer"
The Chinese company Realmi in a short period of time was able to impose full-fledged competition on such a market leader as Xiaomi. However, the corporation does not rest on its laurels and is trying to catch other famous opponents from the USA, Europe and China by surprise. So, the manufacturer suddenly launched a new line of flagship smartphones with a very affordable price.
Ulefone Note 7T - implementation of deposits
The Chinese company Ulefon often acts on the principle of making the most of its products. Did the audience like the new line? We expand it with several more models. Did users highly rate the design of the new item? Its appearance will be used in a number of phones with slightly modified parameters. The hero of today's review not only has a familiar exterior, but also outdated technical characteristics. Apparently, the developer urgently needed to clean up his warehouses.
Xiaomi Pocophone Poco X3 Lite - the design remains, the power is gone
The Chinese company Xiaomi and its sub-brands are famous for their huge range of products, in which it is easy to get confused even for fans of the manufacturer. Very often, models with almost the same names and appearance are seriously different in technical characteristics. So, the hero of today's review is very similar to his more expensive and technologically advanced predecessor, but noticeably loses to him in many parameters.
Huawei Nova 8 - forced changes
The Nova-line of smartphones of the Chinese company Huawei has always stood out for its excellent design and balanced technical characteristics. At the same time, a large number of models in the series were based on Qualcomm solutions or the manufacturer's proprietary chips. Unfortunately, sanctions from the United States have somewhat complicated the position of the corporation in the market, because of which the famous developer had to resort to using similar CPUs from other firms. Surprisingly, the current situation even benefited the hero of today's review.
Meizu 18 - signs of life
The peak of fame for the Chinese company Meizu came in 2011-2017, when the corporation was not afraid to release smartphones with an original design and impressive competitive advantages. Built-in DACs and amplifiers for better sound in headphones, additional AMOLED screens - all this was perceived by the audience extremely positively. However, over time, the developer lost its individuality, and some things like the proprietary FlymeOS shell began to noticeably inferior to competitors' solutions. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review is unlikely to become a world hit due to weak marketing, but the model proves that the company, beloved by millions, still has gunpowder in the powder flasks.
Oppo Reno Ace 3 - honing skills
The flagships of the Reno line from the Chinese company Oppo have always been famous for their excellent value for money. For a reasonable price, the developer provided top-end performance, thoughtful design and wide functionality of smartphones. The hero of today's review adheres to a well-oiled formula, but it has become even more interesting in literally every aspect.
OnePlus 8T - improvement with a capital letter
About six months after the release date of the next flagship, the Chinese company Vanplas presents its modified version, which is often of much greater interest. So, the hero of today's review corrects most of the controversial aspects of his predecessor while maintaining practically the same price.
Realme 7 Pro - playable and inexpensive
The collection of games on the Android operating system is incredibly extensive. World Of Tanks Blitz, Asphalt 9, GRID Autosport, Call Of Duty Mobile - the list of exciting and really beautiful projects can be continued for a very long time. It is not surprising that a huge number of users want to purchase a mobile assistant that can handle the above applications. However, such devices are usually very expensive. Fortunately, the hero of today's review is a pleasant exception to the rule.
Blackview BV9900E - price matters
The flagship rugged smartphones of the Chinese company Blackview this year were pleased with the overall balance of technical characteristics, but not the pricing policy. Not all users can afford expensive phones, and even from a not well-known manufacturer, so the developer decided to release a simplified version of their top solution. Surprisingly, the corporation managed to preserve all the best qualities of the gadget.
UMiDIGI S6 Pro - trying to create a flagship
The Chinese company Umidigi is gradually catching up with its more eminent opponents, although the approach is happening at a relatively low speed. So, representatives of the top-end S-line for the company become noticeably more functional and more productive every year. For example, the hero of today's review is already really closer in its capabilities to full-fledged flagship solutions.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 5 - beauty, performance and high cost
Mix-line of smartphones of the Chinese company Xiaomi has always embodied all the best that could be found in the price segment. In addition, the first models of the series even predicted the fashion for frameless displays. And even if the hero of today's review does not revolutionize the market, he is a flagship that millions of people will dream of acquiring.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro - unconditional hit
The Chinese company Redmi, unlike the parent corporation Xiaomi, continues to produce smartphones that are extremely affordable for the provided functionality. However, for several years, the manufacturer has already managed to spoil the audience. Users are demanding more beautiful, productive and autonomous phones even in the mid-range price segment, and in order to make a profit, the developer has to fulfill the wishes of potential buyers. So, even recent flagships are ready to envy the hero of today's review.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite - an affordable premium?
Despite serious statements about the increase in the cost of flagship smartphones, the Chinese company Xiaomi is in no hurry to fully implement them. So, quite suddenly, the world-famous corporation presented a relatively inexpensive 5G phone with expensive body materials and excellent technical characteristics, which will appeal to even sophisticated users.
Realme V3 is the basic level of excellence?
Maximum opportunities with a minimum investment - this is how the devices of the Chinese company Realmi can be described. Until recently, only Xiaomi corporation with its sub-brand Redmi could boast of such a policy, but today the market leader has a worthy opponent. The hero of today's review strives to become not only the cheapest 5G smartphone, but also one of the most technologically advanced and balanced options to buy in the price segment. Will the novelty be able to kill two birds with one stone?
Huawei Enjoy 20 - strength in 5G
The time has come when 5G smartphones began to move not only into the middle, but also almost into the lower value segment. Every month you need to spend less and less money in order to get just incredible speed of the mobile Internet. The Chinese company Huawei has also joined the price race and released a really low-cost 5G phone. But what compromises did the manufacturer have to make?
Realme 7 - discreet improvements
It is very difficult to make a smart sequel to a highly salable smartphone. The audience expects significant improvements to the bestseller, but such things usually seriously affect the cost of the product. The Chinese company Realmi faced such a problem and decided to only slightly modify its hit, thanks to which the price tag remained practically the same. But will discerning buyers approve of only small changes?
Xiaomi Mi Note 11 is a hit without flaws?
The Chinese company Xiaomi last year pleased us with a technological, autonomous and, importantly, inexpensive camera phone, which has become a worthy continuation of the flagship Note line. The model became extremely popular, but it had a number of shortcomings. The main disadvantage of the device is the average performance for the price segment. The developer decided to fix the flaw in the hero of today's review.
Ulefone Armor X5 Pro - improvements are not for everyone
Refinement of a popular smartphone model is a profitable and not the most difficult thing. Save the design, improve performance and functionality, and the hit is ready. However, even such a simple formula often causes difficulties for manufacturers. So, the Chinese company Ulefon only partially coped with the creation of an updated phone, which is why it is not necessary to talk about its one hundred percent commercial success.
Ulefone Armor 8 5G - a new generation of protected devices
The Chinese company Ulefon monitors not only the actions of opponents, but also the development of the smartphone market in general. So, 2020 was marked by the proliferation of 5G phones not only in the highest, but in the middle price segment. The corporation saw this trend in time and decided to transfer it to inexpensive IP68 smartphones that are not afraid of dust, moisture and drops.
Asus Zenfone 7 - an expensive evolution
The flagship Zenfone line of smartphones from the Taiwanese company Asus was able to pleasantly surprise. The top model of the sixth generation of the series was distinguished by an innovative design, impeccable performance and autonomy, thanks to which it looked decent against the background of even significantly more expensive opponents. Its follower is trying to develop the strengths of its predecessor, but the manufacturer forgot to add to them the price affordable for the flagship.
Realme X7 Pro Player Edition - bye, "Poco"
It seems that the Chinese company Realmi is simply obsessed with fighting one of the leaders of the smartphone market called Xiaomi, as well as its sub-brands. So, the hero of today's review is a direct opponent of the recent bestseller from the PocoPhone brand and is trying to be better than a well-known rival in almost all respects. But does the ambitious novelty succeed?
Doogee S98 Pro is a bulky ideal
The smartphones of the Chinese company Dodge, protected from dust, moisture and drops, can hardly be considered world bestsellers, but they consistently find their audience and provide decent functionality for a reasonable price. At the same time, the corporation has good potential, which it is trying to realize more and more over the years. So, the main disadvantage of the hero of today's review was its dimensions. In other aspects, it is noticeably superior to many competitors.
Oppo F17 Pro - beauty of the middle class
They are greeted by their clothes, but seen off by their minds ... This proverb only partially refers to the smartphone market. For the modern buyer, it is very important that his mobile assistant looks beautiful and relevant, and for a part of the audience, the design of the phone is even more priority than the technical characteristics. The hero of today's review tries to combine both functionality and style.
Xiaomi Mi CC10 Pro - powerful dude
The CC-line of smartphones of the Chinese company Xiaomi has always distinguished itself with beautiful and graceful smartphones, the creation of the exterior of which was carried out by both talented employees of the corporation itself and experienced designers from Meitu. However, the hero of today's review is ready to surprise the buyer not only with his attractiveness, but also with remarkable performance.
Oukitel C21 - second wind for the series
The C-line of smartphones of the Chinese company Aukitel is mired in self-replication. Even fans of the corporation managed to get tired of monotonous models in terms of technical characteristics, even if for modest money. However, the experienced manufacturer saw the audience's dissatisfaction and decided to prepare a pleasant surprise for the buyers.
Oppo A53 - uneven improvements
The A-series of the Chinese company Oppo is replete with interesting smartphones, some of which have earned a strong love of the audience. However, there are plenty of controversial phones in the lineup, and new models do not always surpass the previous ones in all respects. The hero of today's review also did not become significantly better than its predecessor.
Cubot J8 - drag the time machine!
The Chinese company Kubot is trying to increase the range of phones in all price segments, but the manufacturer does not always succeed in the most affordable smartphones. So, in pursuit of reducing the cost of the hero of today's review, the developer forgot about the relevance of the technical characteristics of the device, which is why the novelty will appeal only to an unpretentious buyer.
Oppo Reno 5 Pro - the first of its kind
The Chinese company Oppo does not forget about the development of the Reno series of smartphones, which have always been popular and highly appreciated by both audiences and critics. However, for success in a competitive market, a manufacturer needs to add to its new products the very "zest" that would make the gadget stand out from the background of numerous opponents. And the hero of today's review has it.
UMiDIGI Bison - durable, self-contained, non-playable?
The Chinese company Umidigi continues its activities in the volatile smartphone market with a huge number of opponents. The limited budget does not allow the corporation to claim leadership positions, but the latest phones from the manufacturer stand out among the company's main competitors. The hero of today's review has also become a representative of such devices.
Realme C17 - supplementing autonomy with performance
Over the past few months, the C-line of smartphones of the Chinese company has increased significantly in size, but the new items turned out to be too similar, and the phones did not have enough power to meet the needs of gamers. The hero of today's review corrects this shortcoming and does not forget about the main advantage of the updated series - capacious batteries.