Phone Reviews (page 11)

Leagoo Z7 smartphone review

Leagoo Z7 - the kingdom of compromises

Jan. 11, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

The Chinese company's Leagoo line of budget smartphones with the Z index has always been a bit controversial. A low cost and good functionality go side by side with frustrating drawbacks, presented by bad software optimization, weak photographic abilities or other factors. Unfortunately, the today's review hero does not pretend to change the current situation

Ulefone Mix S smartphone review

Ulefone Mix S - a perfect purchase?

Jan. 11, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

The expansion of the range of offered products is an important process for any firm. Providing goods and services in different price and other types of segments allows you to cover a large part of the market audience. And sometimes to conquer buyers you have to take just an existing item and change its internal characteristics. That's exactly what the Chinese manufacturer Ulefone did, presenting us the reviewed hero.

Nomu V38 smartphone review

Nomu V38 - the classics of IP68 segment

Jan. 11, 2018, 12:21 a.m.

The novelties sheet of the Chinese company Nomu is not limited only to fancy smartphones. There is also a place for more usual, brutal protected phones that can become reliable assistants for men. But is there a personality in the hero of today's review that distinguishes it among dozens and even hundreds of similar devices? 

Nomu M6 smartphone review

Nomu M6 - durability in disguise

Jan. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

The Chinese firm Nomu is well-known for producing high-qualitative IP68-smartphones, that are not deprived of a productive hardware and a thoughtful design. But the nowadays market and the segment of protected phones require constant product improvements, updating its technical characteristics and developing ergonomics. The reviewed hero pleases not only with its functionality, but also with its appearance, almost similar to ordinary smartphones without protection from water, falls and dust.

UMiDIGI S2 Lite smartphone review

UMiDIGI S2 Lite - a full of grace budget phone

Jan. 9, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

The Chinese company UMiDIGI tries to improve its production in all respects. Of course, it is hard to keep up with a dozen of opponents, especially when the company's budget is far from that of Samsung, Apple and other market leaders. But it is easy to notice the positive trend of the firm's development with the naked eye. The hero of our review is an example of these improvements.

Ulefone Armor 2S smartphone review

Ulefone Armor 2S - a simplification, that is worth of purchase

Jan. 9, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Not every person can afford himself an expensive flagship smartphone. Even having a necessary sum of money, a large part of the market audience does not want to overpay for a set of not very important options. It is a really complex and not always feasible task to release a cheap version of the line leader and at the same time to preserve its characteristics. However, the Chinese company Ulefone used to reach its aims.

Doogee V smartphone review

Doogee V - easily accessible innovations

Jan. 7, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

The Chinese company Doogee although isn't a leader of the world and even the national market, but definitely it is moving forward to achieve this aim. Big sales volumes and even increased budget of the company for innovative technologies development are now noticable. And the hero of today's review has every chance to be the first smartphone with a built-in fingerprint sensor.

Smartphone Overview Xiaomi Mi Note 4

Xiaomi Mi Note 4 - return to former positions

Jan. 7, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

In recent years, the Chinese company Siaomi has significantly expanded the range of flagship products, complementing the usual Mi-line with more frameless premium fablets Mix. It was on them that the audience moved their eyes, having forgotten about other representatives of the higher price segment offered by the developer. However, the hero of this review will radically change the current situation.

HomTom S12 smartphone review

HomTom S12 - the abode of style

Jan. 5, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

The Chinese company HomTom constantly updates the range of products of the budget segment. Most of the changes in new models are about design. Now these smartphones can be sometimes easily confused with representatives of the average and even the highest price category. However, the current audience wants to see the metamorphosis in technical characteristics. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review can not boast of such ones. 

Kingzone A3i smartphone review

Kingzone A3i - an outsider of the segment?

Jan. 4, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

The Chinese company Kingzone finally went to the budget price category of the market. However, the corporation has not acquired its own face. The latest innovations of the company do not please with their manufacturability and appearance, increasing the lag of the developer's products from their competitors' counterparts. And the hero of today's review proves the lack of imagination of the manufacturer and the reduction of his ambitions.

Kingzone A5i smartphone review

Kingzone A5i - a stranger from the past

Jan. 1, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Nowadays a segment of budget smartphones is growing and developing at an accelerated pace. For a relatively small amount of cash, the buyer receives at his disposal an attractive, ergonomic gadget that contains most of the functions that a modern phone is able to provide. However, a quality of the functional is not always at a high level. And the hero of our today's review, unfortunately, proves the statement mentioned above. 

Overview of the smartphone Kingzone C5

Kingzone C5 - beauty and only

Dec. 31, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

Each manufacturer is characterized by a number of peculiar features peculiar to it. This can be both advantages and disadvantages. The Chinese company Kingson, for example, can create a truly stylish design of even inexpensive smartphones. However, the technical characteristics of its products leave much to be desired. The hero of today's review does not correct the current situation.

Smartphone Overview Bluboo X

Bluboo X - neat cloning

Dec. 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

The Chinese company Blubo, having settled in the lower and middle price segments, rarely presents flagship models to its fans. However, the need to improve the image and increase sales forces the company to reconsider its views. And the hero of this review is ready to compete on equal terms with more eminent representatives of the value category. Unfortunately, not without annoying flaws.

UMiDIGI Ironman smartphone review

UMiDIGI Ironman - an unsuccessful experiment?

Dec. 26, 2017, 10:50 a.m.

The popularity of action cameras is decreasing every day. If for a couple of years millions of people dreamed of purchasing GoPro, today smartphones that are tightened up to take pictures easily replace it in most cases. This fact makes the decision of the Chinese manufacturer UMiDIGI to create a hybrid of a mobile phone and the above variety of cameras is very controversial.

Ulefone Mix 3 smartphone review

Ulefone Mix 3 - fear of change

Dec. 25, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

The development of a successful line of smartphones is a complex and multifaceted process. To increase sales figures, the developer has to improve the appearance, technical characteristics and functionality of the device while maintaining its approximate cost price. Unfortunately, the Chinese company Ulefone has forgotten about this rule.

UMiDIGI Crystal 2 smartphone review

UMiDIGI Crystal 2 - a rational purchase

Dec. 24, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

The Chinese company UMiDIGI is trying to produce products that meet all the needs of the market's audience. The main trends today are bezelless display, dual camera, good performance and reasonable price. Combining these parameters will allow the smartphone to show excellent sales results, and the hero of today's review does it excellently.

Allcall Mix 2 smartphone review

Allcall Mix 2 - unhurried conquest of the market

Dec. 23, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

The Chinese company Allcall does not long please users with its smartphones. In addition, most of the assortment of its products belonged to low price segment, which partially imposed on the firm like one more brand of mediocre manufacturers from China. However, an ambitious developer decided to fundamentally correct the situation and released a technological flagship phone.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite smartphone review

Huawei Honor 9 Lite - simplistic beauty

Dec. 23, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Creating a more accessible version of the flagship device is always a challenge. The manufacturer must preserve not only the best features of the original, but also make the gadget that has its own "face" and relevance of technical characteristics. The Chinese company Huawei tried to do everything possible to please its fans with a worthy model. It should be noted that it was a success in almost everything that was conceived.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 smartphone review

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 - increase my hand, sir

Dec. 22, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

The category of really big phablets has never been particularly popular. However, that part of the audience, who liked the bulky smartphones, remains loyal to their tastes. To these users the hero of today's review is targeted, endowed with a number of positive qualities.

Doogee S50 smartphone review

Doogee S50 - a sturdy camera phone

Dec. 21, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

The Chinese company Doogee is looking for new ways to expand the range of products to increase the coverage of a potential audience. An ergonomic, balanced IP68-smartphone, endowed with excellent photographic abilities and a democratic price, according to the firm, has every chance to become a bestseller. Is this right in reality?

Meizu M7 smartphone review

Meizu M7 - affordable manufacturability

Dec. 16, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

The popularity of the Chinese corporation Meizu increases every year, but this fact does not mean the success of the company in all price segments. Budget smartphones of the firm remained practically unchanged for several years, which negatively affected their demand. And the hero today's review bears in himself those changes that are necessary for the developer to gain the audience of foreign countries further. 

Meizu M7 Note smartphone review

Meizu M7 Note - a reasonable product

Dec. 16, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

The Chinese firm Meizu is now in no hurry with the launch of new products and is closely watching the actions of competitors, analyzing them and finding mistakes. As a result, the hero of today's review should be the ideal phone of the middle price segment, the purchase of which will be a dream of millions. But is it possible to cope with such a task in reality?

Uhans i8 Pro smartphone review

Uhans i8 Pro - a powerful additive!

Dec. 16, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

The Chinese company Uhans decided not to spend extra money to create a flagship smartphone from scratch. The recipe for cooking new items was simple: the firm increased the performance of a successful model and released it to the market with a higher price. But is this enough for excellent sales?

Lenovo K320t smartphone review

Lenovo K320t - a continuous compromise

Dec. 15, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Timid attempts of the Chinese company Lenovo to regain its former positions in the low and middle price ranges of the smartphone market cause double feelings. On the one hand, we want to see something as interesting as the A830, S650, S850 models, which pleased with their excellent appearance and impeccable balance of technical characteristics. On the other hand, the backlog of competitors over the past few years has become immense. Unfortunately, the hero of today's review is unlikely to be a phone, about the purchase of which millions of people are dreaming. 

Oppo R13 smartphone review

Oppo R13 - who do I look like?

Dec. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

The Chinese company Oppo is one of the leaders in smartphone sales in China. The quality and functionality of the company's products, backed up by a magnificent design, atoned for its inflated price. However, the masters also sometimes have, if not failures, then strangeness. The hero of today's review can be attributed to the latter.

Xiaomi Mi7 Plus smartphone review

Xiaomi Mi7 Plus - the dream phablet?

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

The Chinese company Xiaomi held the current year more than successfully. Tens of millions of smartphones sold, strengthening positions in India and the CIS countries are excellent achievements for the corporation. However, there were enough controversial points, which include peculiar changes in the line of Redmi and not lacking disadvantages Mi6 flagship. It's never too late to correct the mistakes, but the hero of today's review is still far from ideal, like his predecessor.

Leagoo S9 smartphone review

Leagoo S9 - a real bezelless phone

Dec. 12, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

The desire of the Chinese company Leagoo to catch up with the leaders of the smart telephones market should be praised. Expansion of the range of products is rational in all segments, and the originality, the relevance of phones are enough. The hero of today's review, for example, has every chance to become the first truly bezelless device with a screen sides ratio of 18:9.

Oukitel K10 smartphone review

Oukitel K10 - crazy autonomy!

Dec. 12, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

The Chinese Oukitel company continues to surprise its fans. K-series of smartphones from the beginning was characterized by an impressive battery life, but the modern market audience wants also an excellent design and high performance from the long-playing phones. Making every effort to meet the needs of users, the corporation has created a truly brilliant product. 

Vernee X1 smartphone review

Vernee X1 - the most functional powerbank in the world

Dec. 11, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Flagship smartphones are amazing with their impressive design, great performance and other nice things. However, in most cases, the manufacturers forget about another important aspect, which is called an autonomy. Because of it the user has to charge the high-tech phone almost several times a day. But these actions won't be necessary with the hero of today's review. 

EL Mix 2 smartphone review

EL Mix 2 - strength test

Dec. 8, 2017, 1:19 a.m.

The current year has become really significant for the segment of protected smartphones. The category of phones, which for a long time remained popular only in narrow circles of users, was overgrown with a large number of fans. The reason for this is a reduction in the overall dimensions of the devices, and an improvement in their functionality and overall manufacturability. The hero of today's review should demonstrate all the attractiveness of modern IP68-phones.

Doogee J1 smartphone review

Doogee J1 - beauty in simplicity

Dec. 7, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

"An attractive smartphone does not have to be expensive" - ​​this is the opinion of the Chinese company Doogee. Specializing mainly on budget phones, the company was able to gain experience in their development, so that the products combine both a pleasant appearance and impressive functionality. The hero of today's review was no exception to the rules and for claiming to the title of a bestseller he lacks only a couple of things.

Leagoo M9 smartphone review

Leagoo M9 - the flagship outside, the budget phone inside

Dec. 7, 2017, 12:46 a.m.

The low price segment remains one of the most profitable for smartphone manufacturers to this day. A significant part of users are not ready to spend extra money on unnecessary additional functionality. In addition, low-cost phones are getting better every day, both in terms of design and performance. But how are things going with the strength, autonomy and other aspects of a modern mobile assistant for small amount of money? The hero of today's review will answer this question.

Elephone U Pro smartphone review

Elephone U Pro - a second wheel is extra?

Dec. 6, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

The Chinese company Elephone decided to please its fans with the release of just a couple of flagships. However, such a decision is reasonable only when the market is thoroughly studied and several niches are identified, for which different novelties will be aimed. Unfortunately, there are not many differences in the direction of top smartphones.

Oukitel K6 smartphone review

Oukitel K6 - a long-playing grace

Dec. 6, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

The Chinese company Oukitel does not stop to develop the K-series of long-lasting smartphones, bringing its technical level and design to the requirements of the modern market. And if the K3 model was more a testing ground for determining the audience's reaction, the hero of today's review is a potential bestseller, fully working out every dollar requested for it.

Meizu 15 Plus smartphone review

Meizu 15 Plus - an impeccable phablet?

Dec. 2, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

The product range of the Chinese company Meizu has been replenished with a technological smartphone for fans of large screens. Realizing the shortcomings of the Pro 7 line, the corporation was able to completely eliminate them and create a phone, with a relatively affordable price, advanced technical and other characteristics. Wasn't there a fly in the ointment?

Meizu 15 smartphone review

Meizu 15 - a worthy gift to fans

Dec. 2, 2017, 12:45 a.m.

The Chinese company Meizu reached 15 years old. Over a relatively short period of time, the company from an ordinary MP3 player manufacturer has become a thriving transnational corporation, delighting with smart phones people all around the world. And the developer decided to mark his anniversary with the release of a pair of excellent products, which guarantee a genuine delight to the buyer. The hero of today's review is the one of such models.

Meizu M6S smartphone review

Meizu M6S - changes dictated by the market

Nov. 29, 2017, 10:26 a.m.

The Chinese company Meizu the last couple of years, lived on the principle "that'll do". This fact is especially noticeable in the range of models of the middle price segment. The lines of smartphones M3 and M5 were practically the same, and some representatives of the sixth generation of the telephones of the corporation received old technical characteristics. However, the decline in sales, criticism from the audience and the successful actions of rivals prompted the manufacturer to first release of an interesting M6 Note, and now he is the hero of today's review.

Elephone C9 smartphone review

Elephone C9 - the sale of components?

Nov. 29, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

Developing a smartphone is complicated and expensive. Unfortunately, not all efforts of the developer justify themselves. A lot of the released phones do not become popular, and the production of other models is frozen for an indefinite period. Warehouses are overflowed with various components of vehicles, and they definitely need to be used. And the hero of today's review does it extremely effectively.

Elephone A4 smartphone review

Elephone A4 - the best among equal

Nov. 28, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Expansion of the assortment of the budget A-line phones of the Chinese company Elephone passes swiftly. Although all the models released can not be called flawless, the quantity inevitably grows into quality. This "qualitative" smartphone became the hero of today's review.

Elephone A3 smartphone review

Elephone A3 - swarm of flies in the ointment

Nov. 27, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

The Chinese company Elephone is able to create excellent in almost all the parameters smartphones with annoying omissions on a small number of indicators. Not fully developed software, unbalanced technical characteristics and other factors caused the poor success of the company's products. The hero of today's review also has a modest chance of international recognition.

Elephone A2 smartphone review

Elephone A2 - hidden disappointment

Nov. 27, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

The release of budget smartphones in the modern realities of the market has turned for developers into an exciting game, the main purpose of which is the "noble deception" of the buyer. Under the stylish design, almost identical to some flagship phones, is presented quite modest in terms of technology product. Unfortunately, the Chinese company Elephone decided to win in the competition described above, instead of changing the rules in it.

Elephone S8 Pro smartphone review

Elephone S8 Pro - premium for people

Nov. 27, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

The smartphone market is undergoing major changes. New players, fashion trends, a decrease in the average price of sold phones and many other factors affect buyers, retailers and manufacturers, who often have to sacrifice huge sums of money to forecast users' needs. And it seems that the Chinese company Elephone is able to make the right calculations.

Elephone P8 Max smartphone review

Elephone P8 Max - maximum balance

Nov. 26, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

The Chinese company Elephone decided to seriously expand the range of its smartphones. In the opinion of the firm, the medium-high price segment of the market needs a beautiful, productive phablet, not devoid of good autonomy. And the hero of today's review has really become such an apparatus. But will a whimsical audience be satisfied?

Xiaomi R1 smartphone review

Xiaomi R1 - a long-awaited surprise

Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

It is hard not to admire with the Chinese company Xiaomi. Each of its products has, at a minimum, a competitive price, a pleasant design and good technical characteristics. However, in most cases, each novelty produced by the company significantly exceeds analogues in the price segment. And the hero of today's review was no exception. In addition, the audience has long waited for the corporation available bezelless phone.

Meiigoo Note 8 smartphone review

Meiigoo Note 8 - all as adults do

Nov. 26, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

The Chinese company Meiigoo refers to the newcomers of the smartphone market. However, even now the assortment of its products, which mainly belongs to the middle price segment, causes positive emotions. And the reviewed today hero is trying to multiply the achievement of previous models, bringing the company's phones to a new level of style and functionality.

EL S70 smartphone review

EL S70 - grace of the IP68-segment

Nov. 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

The Chinese company EL continues to expand the range of manufactured smartphones. However, unlike most competitors, the firm produces expansions rationally and organically. And the hero of today's review is able to boast not only of excellent technical characteristics and flawless design, but also of incredibly compact dimensions for IP6X-category. Are these not indicators of the future hit?

EL Mix smartphone review

EL Mix - the beauty, not deprived of durability

Nov. 25, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

Not the most famous, but no less ambitious Chinese company EL, specializing in the release of secure smartphones, has made significant progress in the last year in terms of functionality and design of the products. And the reviewed hero is ready to boast of brilliant technical characteristics and a beautiful appearance, surpassing those of most opponents.

Meizu Pro X smartphone review

Meizu Pro X - belated response

Nov. 25, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

The Chinese company Meizu for a long time tried to keep up with the latest trends in the smartphone market. However, attempts to find its own style and additional competitive advantages only reduced the profits of the corporation. And now the company will have to competently copy the "bezelless" design of competitors, doing it carefully and efficiently.

Vernee V1 smartphone review

Vernee V1 - perfection in a protected housing?

Nov. 25, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

The assortment of the Chinese company Vernee is difficult to call broad. And if the budget of the corporation currently does not allow issuing a flagship smartphone that can compete with the market leaders, then the solution has to be found in another field. This was the IP68-segment.

Doogee Mix 3 smartphone review

Doogee Mix 3 - the road to the unexplored

Nov. 19, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

The Chinese company Doogee managed to find not only a large number of fans, but also a significant cash from sales of smartphones. And now an important step for it is to change the associations, connected with the product and brand. The hero of today's review will be able to help the audience to depart from the vision of the corporation as a manufacturer of inexpensive, not the most technologically advanced phones.

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