Phone Reviews

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 4G is a boring bestseller?

2021-03-05

The love of the Chinese company Xiaomi for creating a huge number of similar models in its range does not think to subside. The success of Poco X3 from the sub-brand made the corporation think about releasing a similar product from another subsidiary in the person of Redmi. So, the hero of today's review partially copies the technical characteristics of its predecessor, providing a number of innovations. But was this what the sophisticated audience wanted?

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 - lost ideal

2021-03-05

The marketers of the Chinese company Xiaomi know their job. The ninth generation of the line of budget phablets of the corporation turned out to be quite passable, because it is much easier to skip this figure and quickly bring all the brand's products to the coveted "top ten", including the flagship Mi-series. However, it is difficult to force a sophisticated user to purchase new items that are not much different from their predecessors. That is why the hero of today's review has significant changes. However, some of the metamorphoses did not go to his advantage.

Smartphone review: Realme GT

Realme GT - playful or versatile?

2021-03-05

Most smartphones designed for gamers are distinguished by extremely bright and catchy designs, which are often repulsive for ordinary users. In addition, representatives of this segment usually do not surprise with photographic abilities and additional functionality. Fortunately, the hero of the review managed to avoid all the above disadvantages.

Smartphone review: Realme GT Neo

Realme GT Neo - playful and inexpensive

2021-03-05

A pass to the world of the most beautiful and demanding Android games often costs more than one hundred dollars, because sometimes even flagship devices are not able to demonstrate real smoothness of gameplay. The hero of today's review is trying to do everything possible to satisfy the needs of gamers, even at his modest price. But what is the novelty ready to give apart from performance?

Smartphone review: Cubot King Kong 5 Pro

Cubot King Kong 5 Pro - return to previous positions?

2021-03-05

For a long time, the Chinese company Kubot did not please its fans with smartphones capable of fighting on equal terms with the best representatives of price segments. But it seems that now financial or other kinds of problems have ceased to be relevant for the manufacturer, because the hero of today's review attracts attention with both functionality, price, and autonomy.

Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy A82 5G

Samsung Galaxy A82 5G - an alien from the past or a current hit?

2021-03-04

The A-line of smartphones of the Korean company Samsung has been extremely budgetary for a long time, but a few years ago a world-famous manufacturer decided to seriously change its positioning. So, the senior representatives of the series are already similar to full-fledged sub-flags both in terms of functionality and price. The hero of today's review is just an example of such a device, however, in order to obtain impressive performance, the developer had to take rather unusual measures.

Smartphone review: Meizu 18 Pro

Meizu 18 Pro - ghost flagship

2021-03-03

Much to the disappointment of many fans of the Chinese company Meise, this corporation has finally become a market outsider, which can only cause bouts of pleasant nostalgia. And even quite competitive smartphones like the hero of today's review are unlikely to significantly change the current situation.

Smartphone review: Meizu 18

Meizu 18 - signs of life

2021-03-03

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.

Smartphone review: Oppo Reno5 Z 5G

Oppo Reno5 Z 5G - updated copy

2021-03-03

Each next generation of smartphones has significant improvements from almost every manufacturer, but there are exceptions. So, the hero of today's review is rather a small work on mistakes, which can upset both brand fans and potential buyers. How much better is the new product than its predecessor and is it worth the overpayment?

Smartphone review: Motorola Hanoip

Motorola Hanoip - a camera phone that is forgotten

2021-03-02

A good name is an important factor in the success of any product, but sometimes marketers of even experienced corporations make strange decisions. So, the hero of today's review is unlikely to be remembered by anyone for his name, and this flaw may even block his path to bestsellers. Moreover, in its price category, the gadget has something to surprise.

Smartphone review: Oppo A74 5G

Oppo A74 5G - beauty without performance

2021-03-02

The designers of the Chinese company Oppo have always tried their best, thanks to which the corporation's smartphones, even in the middle price segment, did not differ much in appearance from the flagships. The hero of today's review does not spoil the established foundations, however, the technical characteristics of the device could be more consistent with the requested price tag.

Smartphone review: OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R - royal appearance, simple soul

2021-03-01

More recently, the Chinese company Vanplas specialized exclusively in the creation of flagship smartphones, but the market dictates its own rules, and the developer had to try his hand at the lower and middle price segments to be successful. Although the manufacturer did not manage to create bestsellers of all time, the new products sold well, so the decision to expand the line of top-end devices with a sub-flagship seems logical. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review does not boggle the imagination.

Smartphone review: Oppo F19 Pro+

Oppo F19 Pro+ is a compromise replacement for flagships

2021-02-28

Smartphones of the highest price segment are not mass products, but every Android user wants to get a functional and beautiful phone with almost top-end technical characteristics. The hero of today's review tries his best to be such a device, but achieving such results is not possible without a number of compromises.

Smartphone review: Oppo A54 5G

Oppo A54 5G - unexplained prices

2021-02-27

With the development of the smartphone market, its audience is becoming more advanced. If a few years ago the phone could become a bestseller only due to its appearance, autonomy or other single advantage, today users are much more demanding and want the maximum ratio of price tag, beauty and functionality from a mobile assistant. Unfortunately, in this regard, the hero of today's review lags behind many of his opponents.

Smartphone review: Realme 8 Pro

Realme 8 Pro - chasing numbers

2021-02-26

The audience of the smartphone market is becoming more sophisticated. Now developers have to surprise buyers not only with the beauty and manufacturability of models of the highest price segment, but also produce something similar in the middle cost category. So, the Chinese company Realmi decided to focus on photographic capabilities, design and autonomy in the hero of today's review. And it looks like she's managed to create a potential bestseller.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+ - strange flagship

2021-02-26

A sub-brand of the Chinese company Xiaomi called Redmi has long set us up to expect a perfect flagship device with a fantastic value for money. However, the resulting phone is capable of upsetting the buyer in a number of its parameters. Where did the developer save unnecessarily?

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro - when changes are expected

2021-02-25

Representatives of the K-line of smartphones of the Chinese company Xiaomi with Pro-indexes have always played a transitional role between sub-flagship and flagship solutions. These models had excellent design, top-end performance and decent autonomy, but in other respects the phones were still inferior to other devices of the higher price range. The hero of today's review corrects a number of critical disadvantages of the past device, but still remains far from being a real flagship.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi K40

Xiaomi Redmi K40 - flagships are no longer needed

2021-02-25

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 so balanced and relevant that a large part of the audience would not want to look towards more expensive analogs.

Smartphone review: Honor 11X

Honor 11X - fast bestseller

2021-02-25

The Chinese company Honor recently acquired virtually complete independence from the once parent corporation Huawei. Now the newly minted market player is trying to demonstrate all his power and ambitions. And such smartphones as the hero of today's review are ready to give the manufacturer a profit and an increase in the audience in a short time.

Smartphone review: Realme C21

Realme C21 - optional copy

2021-02-25

The Chinese company Realmi is still extremely unstable in terms of the release of low-end smartphones. In this category, the manufacturer can create both a very productive and competitive model like the C3, and frankly pass-through phones with repetitive mediocre technical characteristics. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review belongs precisely to the second group.

Smartphone review: Oppo F19

Oppo F19 - true economy

2021-02-24

The growing popularity of mid-range smartphones is understandable. These devices are noticeably superior to their budget counterparts in terms of functionality, while their design tries its best to resemble that of the flagships. The hero of today's review was no exception to this description. But does he have the necessary competitive advantages to deal with many opponents?

Smartphone review: Lenovo Legion Pro 2

Lenovo Legion Pro 2 - game evolution

2021-02-24

"It is not worth fixing what is not broken" - it seems that these were the words that the Chinese company Lenovo was guided by when creating the hero of today's review. The manufacturer carefully transferred all the competitive advantages of a rather successful predecessor to the new product and made only a few touches to the overall picture in order for the gadget to leave most of the opponents behind.

Smartphone review: Oppo Reno 5k

Oppo Reno 5k - unexpected improvements

2021-02-23

It's amazing how often force majeure factors can affect the activities of large companies. Thus, the Huawei corporation is still not recovering from sanctions by the US government, but for Oppo, sudden circumstances played into the hands. Due to the shortage of the used processors, the developer had to change the chipset, but the performance has hardly changed, and the price tag of the hero of today's review has become more pleasant.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G - a design that is hard to take your eyes off

2021-02-22

Sub-flagship smartphones are one of the most difficult products for a developer. For the success of such devices, the manufacturer needs to do several things at once, namely, to reduce the cost, to retain most of the functionality of the older model, and also to transfer the appearance of an expensive flagship with almost no simplifications. The last trait is fully implemented in the hero of today's review, but what about his other indicators?

Smartphone review: Motorola Moto G100

Motorola Moto G100 - conquering the global market

2021-02-22

The Motorola company is still far from leadership positions, however, the corporation's efforts to increase the audience are visible to the naked eye. So, the firm decided to recall the recent hit of its competitor, Xiaomi PocoPhone F1, and develop a more modern and advanced version with the same emphasis on performance and affordable price. Will the hero of today's review be able to increase the popularity of his creator?

Smartphone review: ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro - hit without cut

2021-02-21

The Chinese company ZTE is loved and remembered both in Europe and in the CIS countries, but its popularity has noticeably decreased in recent years. So, litigation with the US government for some time brought the manufacturer out of the struggle for leadership in the industry, and the current budget is not always enough for a high-quality advertising campaign, as well as for the development of software for the phones produced. Unfortunately, it is from this factor that the hero of today's review suffers the most.

Smartphone review: Realme GT Pro

Realme GT Pro - gaming excellence?

2021-02-21

Building a relatively inexpensive flagship smartphone has become much more difficult today, even for market leaders. Expensive 5G processors negatively affect product costs, and marketing costs are growing every year. However, even in such conditions, the Chinese company Realmi was able to prepare a real surprise for its fans in the form of the hero of today's review.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the best among equals

2021-02-21

The range of smartphones of the Chinese company Xiaomi has always amazed with its diversity, but at the same time, almost every of its representatives was relevant in its value segment and easily rebuffed the most interesting and balanced opponents. The hero of today's review tries to surpass his rivals in every aspect while maintaining a completely democratic pricing policy.

Smartphone review: Vivo S9e

Vivo S9e - mysterious beauty

2021-02-20

One of the main competitive advantages of the products of the Chinese company Vivo is the elaboration of their design. The corporation's specialists make a lot of efforts to ensure that even smartphones of the middle price segment are not inferior to the flagships of other brands in terms of appearance. But it is pleasant to note the fact that the hero of the review pleases with the exterior, technical characteristics, and even a humane price tag. How did the developer manage to achieve this combination?

Smartphone review: OPPO Find X3 Neo

OPPO Find X3 Neo - small but important simplifications

2021-02-19

Flagship smartphones are getting more expensive every year. The reason for this was the emergence of expensive 5G processors and other technological components that significantly improve the functionality of devices, but at the same time negatively affect the cost of the final product. The Chinese company Oppo decided not to chase the excess performance of top-end chipsets and innovations, but did not skimp on other parameters of the hero of today's review at all. That is why it came out so balanced and relevant.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Mi 12

Xiaomi Mi 12 - fast speeds

2021-02-18

The rivalry between the leaders of the smartphone market is leading to better value for money for new products, as well as an accelerated pace of phone launches. So, if earlier the flagships of one or another developer came out once every couple of years, today such terms have become less than a year. Surprisingly, even for such a period of time, the Chinese company Xiaomi manages to create extremely technologically advanced and relevant flagship devices.

Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy F62

Samsung Galaxy F62 - a camera phone for games?

2021-02-18

The Korean company Samsung perfectly analyzes the mood of consumers in the modern smartphone market. For a huge number of people, a smart phone has become a full-fledged replacement for a camera and a tool for creating content for social networks and blogs, for another part of the audience, gadgets have turned into compact handheld game consoles. The hero of today's review is trying to please both categories of users at once. But does he succeed?

Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22 - making past mistakes

2021-02-17

The flagships of the Korean company Samsung have always dispersed in large numbers and found the love of the audience, but the European versions of devices based on the developer's proprietary chipsets were characterized by excessive heating and mediocre connectivity. Although the manufacturer is trying to improve its processors, the effect of the modifications is still insignificant. So, the hero of today's review is unlikely to please everyone because of the problems mentioned earlier.

Smartphone review: Huawei P50 Pro+

Huawei P50 Pro+ - Shoemaker without shoes

2021-02-17

The audience share of the smartphone market of the Chinese company Huawei is falling rapidly. Unfortunately, without Google services, the performance of a number of programs is under a big question, and the developer simply cannot create a full-fledged alternative. That is why even such beautiful and technological phones like the hero of today's review are unlikely to reach the title of bestsellers.

Smartphone review: Motorola Moto E7 Power

Motorola Moto E7 Power - expensive, but not rich

2021-02-16

Although inexpensive standalone smartphones are popular with Android users, they have become commonplace. Now it is difficult to impress the audience only with the modest price of the novelty and its large battery; other competitive advantages are also needed. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review is deprived of those, and he has many opponents at a more reasonable price tag.

Smartphone review: ZTE Blade A31

ZTE Blade A31 - faceless novelty

2021-02-15

It is difficult to deny the efforts of the Chinese company ZTE to return to its previous leadership positions, however, the filling of the assortment still remains heterogeneous for the manufacturer. Along with models strong in terms of price and functionality, there are openly pass-through products like the hero of today's review. What exactly are the disadvantages that prevent the phone from claiming great sales?

Smartphone review: Vivo APEX 2021

Vivo APEX 2021 - concept from the future

2021-02-15

Modern flagship smartphones in their functionality began to differ little from the representatives of the middle price segment, which is why a part of the audience actually stopped paying attention to them. Major phone manufacturers are trying to bring something new to their flagships, so today we can see a number of interesting conceptual models that can only evoke positive emotions. The hero of today's review refers precisely to such devices.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra - camera phone without compromise

2021-02-13

The Chinese company Xiaomi a couple of years ago announced the creation of a special unit responsible for improving the photographic capabilities of smartphones. So, the flagships of the corporation have been delighting fans of the brand with magnificent pictures for the past few years, but the hero of today's review raises the bar much higher.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro+

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro+ - the ultimate mobile assistant

2021-02-11

The flagship line of the Chinese company Xiaomi over the past few years has significantly increased in functionality, performance, beauty and autonomy, however, the corporation's pricing policy has approached that of direct opponents in the face of Huawei, Apple and other major developers. The hero of today's review has become the most expensive smartphone from the company that has gone on mass sales, but its price is easy to explain.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Redmi K40S

Xiaomi Redmi K40S - pending global version

2021-02-11

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi continues to retain the former ideology of the parent corporation and produces excellent smartphones in terms of value for money. However, not all of them reach the countries of Europe and the CIS. The hero of today's review is also intended exclusively for China, but with a high degree of probability he will see the markets of other countries under a different name.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Lite

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Lite - gaming, but too budgetary?

2021-02-11

The line of smartphones for gamers from Xiaomi has always found its fans, but in fact none of its models have become a bestseller. This is due to the original solutions in functionality, unusual design, modest marketing campaign, and not the most affordable price tags for phones. The hero of today's review partially solves the last problem, pleases with a more mundane exterior, but functional flaws still remain.

Smartphone review: Lenovo K13

Lenovo K13 - is the savings worth it?

2021-02-11

The Chinese company Lenovo is trying to regain its former popularity in Europe and the CIS, but the audience is growing at a slow pace. The brand's advertising campaign on the smartphone market is still not the most ambitious, and the phones produced do not always correspond to the price segment and the solutions of opponents. So, the hero of today's review, although he belongs to the low cost category, is far from being a leader even in it.

Smartphone review: Motorola Moto G30

Motorola Moto G30 - one year late

2021-02-11

Motorola has significantly increased the number of smartphones produced in pursuit of more successful opponents. This fact cannot but rejoice the fans of the corporation, and other users get quite balanced and functional phones from a well-known brand at a reasonable price. However, it is extremely difficult to maintain all products of the assortment at the same high level, which is why rather controversial models appear like the hero of today's review. If the device had been released a little earlier, its chances of commercial success would have been significantly higher.

Smartphone review: Vivo IQOO Z3

Vivo IQOO Z3 - envy of China

2021-02-09

A significant number of Vivo smartphones do not go outside the corporation's native country. To the great regret of the residents of the USA, Europe and the CIS, among such models there are real diamonds that are difficult to acquire. These include the hero of today's review.

Smartphone review: UMiDIGI Bison GT

UMiDIGI Bison GT - playable, protected, functional

2021-02-09

The Chinese company Umidigi is still afloat in such a fast-paced and aggressive smartphone market, even though it does not manage to reach A-brand status. There are several reasons for this state of affairs. These include modest marketing, weak software support for released products, and devices that are not always balanced in terms of price and quality. Fortunately, the hero of today's review does not belong to the latter category.

Smartphone review: Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro - premium for gamers

2021-02-08

The release of many interesting games for Android systems has significantly increased the relevance of gaming smartphones and their popularity. A huge number of people are ready to spare their money for the most comfortable and smooth gameplay with fantastically beautiful graphics. The hero of today's review is able to satisfy the needs of this part of the audience, but its price will be the main obstacle on the way to becoming a bestseller.

Smartphone review: Motorola Moto G10

Motorola Moto G10 - autonomy to replace functionality?

2021-02-08

The audience of the smartphone market is growing every day. Billions of people now use their mobile assistants for hundreds of different operations every day. Music, web surfing, calls, instant messengers, games, photography, text editing, photos and even video have become commonplace for Android users, but all of the above requires a very capacious battery from the phones. The hero of today's review has one, but at the same time the gadget has acquired several unpleasant shortcomings, even for its low-average price category.

Smartphone review: Oppo Find X3 Lite

Oppo Find X3 Lite - a meter away from success

2021-02-07

Sub-flagship smartphones have always been popular with audiences. Carefully preserving the best features of their "older brothers", such devices were much cheaper and tried to be extremely beautiful, functional and technological devices. The above description is quite suitable for the hero of today's review, but several unpleasant flaws make the phablet less attractive.

Smartphone review: Doogee S86

Doogee S86 - too standard

2021-02-07

The middle price segment of IP68 smartphones is undergoing significant changes. Reducing dimensions, improving ergonomics and design, increasing functionality and even the appearance of 5G networks in a number of devices have become fashion trends. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review is rather conservative and in many ways repeats his predecessors.

Smartphone review: Motorola Moto G40

Motorola Moto G40 - youth bestseller

2021-02-06

Not every fan of Android smartphones can afford to purchase an expensive flagship. But it is often young people who are deprived of the budget, having the warmest feelings for beautiful, technological and productive phones. The Motorola company decided to make a real gift to such users, presenting the magnificent hero of today's review.

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