Phone Reviews (page 18)
Elephone Z1 - following the progress
The Chinese company Elephone works not only on the design of the product, but also on its internal content. Ambitions of the company forced her to seek new ways to combat the development of Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo and other leaders of the national market. The hero of today's review is aimed at the mid-price segment, and in some parameters it is superior to some flagships. Will it be enough for the success of this novelty?
Ulefone Armor - a fearless smartphone
A significant part of the market of "smart phones" needs devices that don't fear demanding applications and complex pictures in low light, water, dust and drops from a great height. The hero of this review refers specifically to this layer of devices, while offering a decent autonomy and relatively low price. Is there a fly in this huge ointment?
THL T9 Plus - consolidation of the material
The crisis in the walls of THL company today is obvious to virtually everyone. Once a well-known brand, that had all chances to fight with Lenovo, Meizu and other national leaders, is now trying to survive on a budget segment. Moreover, these attempts are only partially successful. The hero of this review is making efforts to expand the company's range, but is this process progressive?
Kingzone S3 - style, grace and balance
The functional of modern flagship devices is often overkill for many users. Not all buyers like demanding games, not everyone requires laser autofocus or infrared. But parameters such as appearance, cost and autonomy are valued in the millions. The Chinese company Kingzone is aware of the above facts and manufactures a budget phone, capable to become a reliable mobile assistant for a long time.
Doogee Y6 Max 3D - a "volumetric" smartphone
Have you ever dreamed about the real movie theater in your pocket? Three-dimensional images without special glasses, a huge, bright and contrast display, powerful, high-quality speakers - is that not happiness? And the hero of this review is ready to give it to everyone.
UMI Plus E - one more plus for perfection
The Chinese company UMI rapidly brings the design of products to the ideal. It should be noted that this company does not forget about the progress in technical specifications, so important for a large part of its audience. The hero of today's review is an actual flagship of the corporation, aimed at meeting the needs of both gamers, photographers, lovers of smooth, high-speed web browsing, as well as ordinary users. Will the novelty successfully grasp the immensity?
Doogee T5S - an inexpensive pleasure
Not everyone can afford himself to buy the top smartphone for nearly a thousand of dollars. However, everybody wants to have a beautiful, functional and autonomous gadget. The hero of this review for incredibly democratic price is trying to add to this list the dust and water protection, good photographic opportunities and even much more. Isn't it a too heavy burden for the novelty?
Umi Diamond X - such an affordable beauty
The design of even the most low-cost smartphones today couses a pleasant, warm feeling. In terms of both the appearance and technical characteristics budget phones have caught up with recent flagships. The hero of today's review in its way tries to make this segment in the eyes of users even more attractive.
LeEco Le X850 - the limit of perfection
The Chinese company LeEco even after the release of the excellent and very democratic in terms of price flagship Pro 3 tends to surprise and please its fans. The hero of today's review is not only superior to its predecessor in almost all respects but also ready to compete on equal terms with the best representatives of the smartphone market, regardless of their value.
Doogee X9 Pro - functional beauty
An appearance of a smartphone is one of the most important components of its success. The combination of impeccable style and technology at affordable price gives rise to, at least, a potential bestseller. The hero of today's review claims to this title. But did everything come out perfectly?
Doogee Y6C - harmony in every detail
The Chinese company Doogee rapidly increases the range between value and quality of its products. A couple of years ago, company's smartphones were not well-known and did not differ by anything outstanding, but today even the most low-cost models of the manufacturer produce extremely positive impression. The hero of this review at a much lower price has to compete with popular phablets from Xiaomi and Meizu. However, isn't it taking on more than it can handle?
Xiaomi Redmi 4A - a perfection for the poor
The Chinese company Xiaomi distinguishes itself by its smartphones in all price ranges, with the exception of the most budget. The segment, which is a gold mine for dozens of companies, was not covered by the corporation. Understanding the possible loss of a good income forever, the developer decided to create a phone that combines advantages of "older brothers" and excellent functionality, despite the low cost.
Xiaomi Mi Mix - out of style frames
The idea of a frameless design of a smartphone, though is not original, but is relevant to the market audience, and was not yet realized. Perhaps, the Japanese Sharp Corner R was the closest to this aim. However, the Chinese company Xiaomi decided to show itself. The hero of this review is the flagship phablet of the company, demonstrating not only its current state, but also a future potential.
OnePlus 3T - invisible improvements
The Chinese company OnePlus is known for producing flagship smartphones, providing similar assembly quality and technical parameters as the A-brands, but having a modest price. Unfortunately, the last criterion is beginning to lose its relevance, because Xiaomi, ZUK, LeEco and other companies presented leaders of lines even with a lower value. A serious blow to the producer became a problem with the supply of AMOLED-displays, that stopped the release of a popular model. The hero of today's review is a kind of work on the bugs, the purpose of which is a very quick recovery of leading position in the segment of the developer.
Blackview BV8000 - an immortal phone
Many users wish to combine in the smartphone not just excellent assembly quality and the most advanced mobile technologies, but also the security of housing from any external influences. Unfortunately, rarely a device can offer that. The Chinese company Blackview has decided to rectify the situation. And in many terms it was a success.
Nomu S30 - almost successful pursuit for the ideal
The Chinese company Nomu specializing on the development of secure smartphones, was created only recently, however, due to solid expenses for advertising campaign it will be well-known soon even by a preschooler. S10 and S20 models came out quite good, but the producer decided not limite himself only by the low and middle price segments. The hero of today's review in terms of its value is close to flagships of the beginning of 2016 year, but whether it can compete with them?
Blackview BV7000 - a high-tech protection
IP68-smartphones have their own advantages and disadvantages in comparison with their "ordinary brothers." Resistance to dust, water and falls, unfortunately, is combined in them with not the most thoughtful design, compact dimensions and advanced technological features. The Chinese company Blackview has partly corrected the situation by BV6000 and BV6000s models, but time does not stand still. Market standards have changed, and so has come the turn of the hero of this review to prove that the protected phone can be perfect.
Nomu S20 - more beautiful, more expensive and simple
A more expensive model in the line of a smartphone manufacturer in most cases has not only an improved design, but also better technical specifications. Thus, the buyer clearly understands for what he is overpaying. The Chinese company Nomu has decided to outwit everyone. Including itself.
LeEco Le S3 - total fear of changes
The Chinese company LeEco in shortest time was able to gain popularity all around the world, including the CIS countries. Pleasant appearance of smartphones, affordable price for a great functional played a significant role in the success of the company, even if some of its decisions were controversial (for example, the absence of a separate headphone connector). Unfortunately, the corporation began to succumb to the general trend towards the producing similar models to fake increase of the range. The hero of this review is the first of the galaxy of clones.
Meizu M5 - when company's action is hard to understand
The Chinese company Meizu has always been one of the trendsetters in the domestic smartphone market. However, the current year was not very successful for it. This stems from the monotony of products and a simplification of it against the backdrop of not only competitors, but even predecessors. The hero of this review is unlikely to improve the situation of corporation affairs.
Nomu S10 - balanced protection
A segment of secure smartphones is growing rapidly. IP68-phones are catching up with their "normal friends" not only in terms of size and design, but also technically. The hero of today's review for a very small price is ready to offer such a level of functionality that will be envied by other models, even more expensive. What is so unusual in the novelty?
ZOPO Color F3 - Copy and Paste
What user does not approve a wide range of smartphones from a particular company? A variety of specifications, design findings and prices allow each person to find the phone that suits his own taste. However, sometimes companies produce an abundance of repetitive patterns, which in reality confuse the buyer. Unfortunately, this situation has affected in the current year the corporation Zopo.
Oukitel U11 Plus - perfect selfie and that's not all
How quickly the English word "Selfie" entered into our lives. Fashion for imprinting yourself on the background of attractions, celebrities or just close friends is growing rapidly. That is why a significant number of people are interested in photographic possibilities of a smartphone. The hero of this review is unlikely to disappoint this part of the audience.
UMI Diamond - diamonds almost for free
A success at such a changing smartphone market achieve only those companies, which are able to anticipate the future needs of the audience and constantly complement their products in accordance with them. The Chinese firm UMI is one of such manufacturers. Of course, not everything in its activity goes perfectly, but the corporation is developing, as well as a positive attitude towards it from users. The hero of today's review is a combination of the best features of a budget smartphone. But is it really perfect or not?
InFocus Epic1 - epic response to competitors
The Taiwanese company Foxconn is not only one of the largest and fastest growing firms, but it also assembles on its factories the best representatives of electronics corporations all around the world. Perhaps that is why its products under the brand InFocus though come out wonderful, but often are late in entering the market. Inability to concentrate on a particular type of activity, however, did not affect the final quality of the hero of today's review.
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S - striving for a better
The Chinese company ZTE started taking Samsung master classes of calling products. Now and five individual words do not seem something outstanding. However, they have to amaze also by assembly quality, performance and style. With these points the hero of this review has no problems. Almost.
Bluboo Edge - an incredible budget phone
One of the main trump cards of modern flagship smartphones is a curved glass of the display, that, in theory, can significantly increase the ergonomics of the unit. Of course, in reality, this feature brings more aesthetic pleasure than comfort, depriving the screen of bezels. However, we had not yet met it in low-cost smartphones. The hero of today's review resolved to correct the situation.
Xiaomi SE - when the classic is back in fashion
Everyone is unique, just like his tastes and needs. Someone and Meizu M3 Max will seem a little bit, and someone will feel the discomfort of using the "huge" Redmi 3X. It was the last category of users of the Chinese company Siaomi and prepared a surprise in the face of the hero of today's review.
iNew U5F - simplifications for long life
Autonomy is one of the most important characteristics of a smartphone, valued at purchase. Time of phones, that do not hold out till evening without recharging, comes to an end. To achieve the same impressive performance of the device on a single charge, we can increase the battery capacity and install the display with low-resolution and energy-saving "hardware". The hero of today's review in many terms went the second way.
Kingzone S20 - not only by the beauty
The appearance of a smartphone is certainly important for any buyer. But do not forget that a good dress is a card of invitation, a good mind is a letter of recommendation. It is always hard to combine a memorable design and balanced technical characteristics. The Chinese corporation Kingzone tried to do its best to make it impossible to find fault in the hero of this review. How it came to realize its plans?
Zopo Color F1 - available technologies
A frequent phenomenon in the smartphone market is a purchase of an expensive flagship only because of its unusual and sometimes not so vital functions. The Chinese company Zopo decided to help users to keep their savings and provided a budget model, that has plenty of functionality not only within its price segment.
OnePlus 3S - when life dictates its own terms
The success of the company depends not only on the successful marketing and deliberate development strategy, but also on other parameters, depending on other players in the market. It can be both competitors and suppliers. The hero of this review is the result of a situation when failures in supply of components lead to the need for urgent changes in all corporate plans. Did the manufacturer intelligently rebuild them?
Uhans A101s - is it an improvement?
Modification by manufacturers their successful models is the frequent phenomenon that is approved by a public. But sometimes metamorphoses are not only surprising, but also puzzling. The hero of today's review, unfortunately, refers to the second category. What exactly went wrong in realizing the Chinese developer's idea?
Oukitel K10000 Pro - an incredible autonomy and not only that
Diversification of products really can help the company to become well-known. So, the Chinese firm Oukitel, specializing only on producing budget smartphones, could not find an army of fans. The reason for its success is telephones-centenarians. The hero of today's review is a continuation of the famous K10000, striking by its brutality and battery capacity. With what it will be able to surprise the present buyer?
Leagoo M5 Plus - work on bugs
Ambitions of the Chinese company Leagoo are unusually high. That is why even in the low price segment the developer has promised to create a model that in no way inferiors to analogs even at twice higher price. However, the original representative of M-series under the number "five" has provided many customers besides more interesting features a headache in the form of an impressive percentage of spoilage. The hero of this review should not only fix the shortcomings of the predecessor, but also change the company's image in the eyes of the market audience.
Bluboo Mini - the last of the Mohicans
A modern smartphone market is supportive of giant phablets, but we shouldn't forget about compact, ergonomic smartphones. The demand for them will always be great, because a significant part of the audience are women, children, and a category of people who want to use mobile assistant with one hand. The hero of this review in addition to the small size is ready to offer its customer a lot of nice extras.
Oukitel U15S - development in the right direction
The Chinese company Oukitel knows how to amaze its loyal fans. And though their number, to say the least of it, does not reach that one of Samsung or Apple, the firm is trying to increase it. The U15 Pro model has become a good breakthrough for the manufacturer in terms of a design and the total quality of a product. However, so fast-paced smartphone market should not be in place, and now the hero of today's review demonstrates what heights can the developer reach in the future.
Doogee X9 Mini - a compact perfection
We should accept the fact that the average diagonal of a smartphone screen has increased dramatically over the past couple of years. I remember well that 5-6 years ago a 4.3-inch HTC HD2 seemed huge and clunky. Now such a giant as Xiaomi Mi Max is not something supernatural. However, sometimes you want to get a phone that can not only contain all the modern functionalities, but also that can be placed in the hand. That is why the hero of this review is so attractive.
Doogee X9 - back to the roots
A significant number of fans of the Chinese company Doogee were concerned by selected course of the development of X-range smartphones. 6-inch X7 though proved to be an interesting, balanced phablet, but what will happen next? Buyers began mentally to prepare for the 7-inch giants. Fortunately, the hero of this review is compact, beautiful and ambitious.
Zopo Color C2 - a new generation budget phone
There is no similar person in the world. Everyone has his own dreams, desires and needs. Manufactures of smartphones realize this and try to provide the most comprehensive and diverse functional even in an extremely low-cost models. The hero of today's review, without any doubt, is able to surprise even the most demanding customer.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime - surpassing perfection
Even the most technologically advanced and interesting gadget can't be a king of a segment forever. However, sometimes the modernization of an existing product looks much more attractive than creating one from scratch. That's the way the Chinese company Xiaomi decided to go, bringing to the market of India now one of the best phablets without any discounts on the price.
Doogee Y6 Max - for giant palms
It's amazing how smartphone manufacturers effectively anticipate latent market needs. Who would have thought that a huge phablet, almost catching up in size tablets can become phenomenally popular. The company Doogee, though later joined the galaxy of developers of "shovels", but still has no doubts in the success of its product.
Doogee Y6 - moving forward
The Chinese company Doogee tries each year to approximate its budget smartphones to a possible ideal. The hero of today's review is technological, handsome, balanced, and even released in a deep black color. Fans of Apple products with low salaries will be delighted! And what about the rest of the audience?
Xiaomi Mi5C - perfect not in all terms
Presented to the public the new flagship of the Chinese company called Xiaomi Mi5S didn't produce the effect of a bombshell. Rather high price, the absence of the much-anticipated ceramic body played a negative role. However, the company is not ready to put up with this attitude of the audience. And the hero of this review is to remedy the situation.
Ulefone Dual - double shot into competitors
The development of the smartphone market is experiencing a new wave of fashion trends. Once there was a screen resolution race, an amount of RAM race, but now every developer wants to introduce a model with two camera modules. And now it is the time of the Chinese company Ulefone. What can the company offer in addition to the photographic opportunities?
Coolpad Note 5 - between perfection and failure
The Chinese company Coolpad is one of the major mobile electronics manufacturers, it means the excellent operation of all its subsidiaries. But sometimes marketers of firms are not always aware of real needs of the audience and existing market standards. That is why the hero of this review awakens such mixed feelings.
Meizu Pro 6S - is it an improvement?
The majority of the smartphone market audience is accustomed to the fact that the index "S", added to the number of a particular model, shows a major improvement over its predecessor. As the evidence of this phenomenon can be considered not only Apple products, but also, for example, Xiaomi, LeEco and other brands. What is the opinion of the Chinese company Meizu on this occasion?
Ulefone U007 Pro - unfulfilled dreams
Pro-version smartphones are usually seriously modified in terms of technical characteristics phones, which have preserved the appearance of predecessors. Sometimes models with suffix "Pro" truly organically complement the company's range, but there are exceptions. Unfortunately, the hero of this review refers specifically to them.
Oukitel U15 Pro - can not keep the track of time
The Chinese company Oukitel just in a few years became famous for its beautiful budget smartphones and telephones long-livers. However, its output in other segments didn't happen fully. The hero of this review was to become a phablet, that should be able to compete on an equal footing with Xiaomi and Meizu products. Unfortunately, it seems that the manufacturer is seriously late with the release of a new gadget.
Cubot Cheetah 2 - a wild nature
A common situation in the smartphone market is producing by the manufacturer a continuation of a successful model, that managed to conquer hearts of millions of customers. Much less attention developers pay to phones, that have been subjected to criticism and haven't become bestsellers. The main claim to the first "Cheetah" was a mismatch of a high price and weak performance. The hero of today's review corrects this shortcoming, but whether it will be enough to succeed?