Phone Reviews (page 19)
UMI Plus Extreme - extreme changes
The Chinese company UMI in these latter days devotes considerable attention to appearance of its products. Even budget London pleases the eye with its thoughtful, nice design. However, in pursuit of the beauty the firm does not always comply with the rational relationship between specifications and price than dooms itself to significant downside risks. But it is never too late to think again and release a more productive update.
Blackview R6 - beautiful, stylish, tasteful
The Chinese company Blackview can produce excellent smartphones in all price segments. Even a very inexpensive model A5 managed to embody the balance of performance and pleasing appearance. What can we say about the hero of this review, the aim of which is a total change of our opinion about middle class phablets.
Doogee X7 - an available phablet
The budget X-line of the Chinese company Doogee is built on the degree of increase in a display diagonal. The seventh representative in the series provides users by at least comfortable and fast Web-surfing. However, is it all that wants a modern audience from an inexpensive smartphone? With what else will the hero of today's review be able to surprise fans of the company?
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus - reaching the perfection
The Chinese company Xiaomi at the end of the year has decided to please its fans by interesting and innovative smartphones. The hero of today's review is not only one of the most productive and technological phablets in the world, but also incredibly stylish. Does it have any weaknesses?
Doogee X7 Pro - a peculiar improvement
The Chinese company Doogee competently organized its range of budget smartphones. However, progressive actions of competitors require an appropriate response. The hero of this review, on the one hand, is definitely a step forward, but on the other, in some aspects looks at least strange.
Oukitel U13 - devilishly attractive
The Chinese company Oukitel doesn't refer to superstitious ones. The number 13 is associated for most people with misfortune and adversity, but in the company's opinion, it will bring it a considerable success. Taking into account the balance of technical parameters and all the beauty of the hero of today's review, we understand the confidence of developers.
Vernee Apollo 2 - just a space
A significant number of developers are trying to be proactive by predicting potential needs of users. Fortunately, they do not change fundamentally, because who among us does not want to receive advanced technical features, an innovative technology and a beautiful design for an adequate price? The Chinese company persevered satisfaction of our desires, and that gave birth to the magnificent hero of today's review.
Vernee Thor Pro - listening to people
The Chinese company Vernee (accent on the first syllable) does not only consistently produce interesting and competitive smartphones, but also pays attention to feedback from actual and potential users. The model, named after the Norse god, was excellent within the segment, but nevertheless has been criticized in a number of points, and has already morally obsolete. The hero of this review will correct the shortcomings of its predecessor and provide a list of new advantages.
360 F4S - masquerading under the flagship
The budget smartphone market segment has undergone major changes in the past few years. The lack of technological breakthrough leaps made possible for low-cost models almost to catch up in terms of a functional with "older brothers." It is surprising, that in terms of a design budget phones also incredibly tightened. And the hero of this review can easily be confused with other phones, the value of which is equal to hundreds of dollars.
Ulefone Tiger - a budget beast
In today's reality a large company, stopping in its development, condemns itself to death. That is why we see such a significant metamorphosis in the smartphone market. Even the low price segment has gained not only a beautiful design, but also sufficient for most of set tasks power. However, there is no limit of perfection, and the hero of this review is struggling to raise the bar for quality in low-cost devices even higher.
Huawei Honor 6X - keeping up with fashion
Mid-priced phablets of the Chinese company Huawei consistently observed millions of sales, despite of some delay in entering the market. Let the competitors sometimes have a better "hardware", but in terms of the design, the overall balance of all parameters and the feeling of "high cost" the company's products are ahead. Will the history repeat once again?
UHANS H5000 - born to work long
Compact long-living smartphones became insanely popular today. Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Cubot Dinosaur, Oukitel K4000 PRO - a list of successful representatives in this category can go on and on. The Chinese company UHANS saw the trend and decided to create a "longevity." How organic has the combination of battery volume and other technical characteristics turned?
Infocus Bingo 50+ - unjustified expectations
The Taiwanese company Foxconn though is characterized by more than a million workers and a profit in tens of billions of dollars, but still consists of people that are capable of great achievements and some mistakes. In the improved model of a smartphone the audience expects to see real metamorphoses that will make the market replace the old phone on updated. However, it will hardly happen in the case of the hero of today's review.
Phicomm C1230L - cheap and tastefully
Almost any modern budget smartphone is able to perform up to 90-95% of flagship functions. Do you have to pay more? The question is rational and should be asked by every buyer. And if we take into account a significant reduction in the world middle price of a phone, the creation of cheap, balanced mobile devices can be a real "goldmine". The Chinese company Phicomm aware of this fact, and the hero of today's review maybe not worthy of the title of a best-seller, but certainly can count on good sales.
Coolpad A9S - an independent activity
The purchase by the LeEco company of almost 30% of the Coolpad company shares was a real shock for many fans of the brand, as well as the announcement of Cool1, released under the name LeEco. However, the Corporation has not ceased to develop and produce models under its own name. Even more surprising is the fact that in terms of a design, technical parameters and overall balance the hero of this review in no way inferiors to the aforementioned smartphones, created as a result of co-operation.
TCL T9 - a toughie
The IP68-smartphone category is gaining popularity. Indeed, there are a lot of people, which profession or hobbies are risky for health of a mobile assistant. That is why a significant number of companies are starting to create truly undying phones. The Chinese firm TCL joined them.
360 F5 - a perfect budget smartphone
The functional of smartphones of low and medium price ranges increases every day. Even stock performance of such decisions is sufficient for a two or three years of use, that recently was only the privilege of flagships. The hero of today's review along with the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 4 will be another step closer to ensure that the desire to buy expensive flagship phones disappear from the mind of the modern user at all.
TCL 580 - a stylish answer to opponents
A modern smartphone manufacturer should not get hung up on the only one price range. The successful operation requires flagships that can demonstrate the real possibilities of the company, as well as budget phones that bring the basic income. As for the middle layer of the value, it includes models that combine both manufacturability and reasonable prices. Often it is the most difficult to create a bestseller in this category. However, the hero of this review is unlikely to be rewarded by bad reviews.
TCL 598 - even more cameras!
It is not the first time in the history of a smartphone market when we can observe the competition between companies in the capacity of a technical parameter. Unfortunately, all in this world has a limit. We have convinced in this fact on examples of resolution of displays (redundancy of 2K and 4K), of the amount of RAM (no growth performance from 6GB/8GB), now it is time of cameras. The hero of today's review has four photomodules, but is it the only competitive advantage?
Bluboo Dual - the battle of an Elephant and a Pug
The Chinese company Bluboo is incredibly ambitious. Although the quality level of its products is still far from the ideal, but guidelines for the competition are great. The recently released iPhone 7 has not impressed the company at all, and, in its opinion, the hero of the present review is quite capable to fight with the newly elected leader of the market. Is the situation so rosy in fact?
Lenovo A Plus - greetings from distant 2013th
The Chinese company Lenovo is alternately distressing and pleasing its fans. The excellent X3-series, the recently released K6-line - the company can really be proud of such smartphones. However, quite controversial models also come out from a conveyor of the company. The hero of this review, for example, is unlikely to become a bestseller. And there are too many reasons for that statement.
AMIGOO R700 - a friend that is not for centuries
The Chinese company AMIGOO does not wish to remain in the shadow of more successful countrymen. The range of models is expanding with each passing month, and it has some interesting devices. However, we should note the presence of smartphones, that are extremely lacking a balance. Combining great technological innovations, these products are also characterized by a big fly in the ointment. The hero of today's review, unfortunately, refers to the second category.
Elephone C1 – a budget ideal
The desire of the Chinese company Elephone to surprise their fans is commendable. Announced models S7 and R9 are not only characterized by a thoughtful, technologically advanced design, but also by the overall balance within the mid-market. However, leaving such a profitable low-cost range without a decent product would be extremely unwise. That is why the hero of this review earnestly tries to preserve all dignities of "older brothers".
Kingzone S10 - nothing to complain about
The Chinese company Kingzone has succeeded in creating stylish, beautiful smartphones in various price categories. S2 became a hit, combining balanced technical characteristics, a quality assembly and even a nice design for its incredibly modest price. The hero of this review is actually a continuation of the bestseller, but it is already a phablet, aimed at lovers of comfortable Internet surfing.
UMI Plus - when the Meizu boils over
The Chinese company UMI certainly knows how to produce beautiful, original and interesting smartphones. Of course, it also has some problems (incorrect information about characteristics of Rome X, total overheating of eMax Mini), but what a young and ambitious brand has not faced with them? Unfortunately, to the above mentioned list may soon be added the item entitled as "Plagiarism." Whom does the hero of this review resemble?
Lenovo K6 Power - energy-efficient power
A modern user needs not only stylish, productive and functional smartphone, but also a living, at least a couple of days, on a single battery charge device. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of making a phone thinner manufacturers often sacrifice the latter characteristic, adding also a problem in the form of overheat and controversial ergonomics. The company Lenovo also decided to go a completely different way in the discribed model.
Lenovo K6 Note - stylish, beautiful and slow
The new K6-line of the company Lenovo captures budget and middle price segments. And if younger models can truly be called worthy competitors of Xiaomi Redmi 3S (3X) and Meizu M3S, then can the most expensive phablet compete for the title of the best to the true leaders in the face of the last category of phones from above brands?
Cubot Manito - an indefinite smartphone
The Chinese company Cubot wants all and at once. Dinosaur and Cheetah models were, on the one hand, stylish and memorable, on the other hand, were overpriced for their characteristics. Anyway, even having such a serious comments they were able to achieve a certain success. By trodden path goes the hero of the present review, but whether the path has been overgrown by the time of its output?
Lenovo K6 - better late than never
The Chinese company Lenovo in the race of budget smartphones held on an equal footing with the Meizu and Xiaomi till the presentation of K30W. After this balanced, stylish, successful smartphone company took a break. Unfortunately, this pause led to a significant jump in the quality of rival budget production. Catching the level of sales of such "monsters" as the Redmi 3S and Meizu M3S is incredibly difficult, but the manufacturer does not despair.
Doogee T5 Lite - a stylish simplification
The Chinese company Doogee became famous due to excellent budget smartphones, and it is not afraid also to release a few relatively expensive models. Some of them were focused on fans of a powerful "hardware" (F7), others - on the perfect style (T3 and older brother of the hero of today review). Unfortunately, the price of the last category does not allow interesting products to find a wide audience. But the described novelty is quite able to attract a lot of buyers.
iNew Pandora R9 - serious ambitions
Being a market leader is difficult, but the position of the chasing is even harder. Such companies have to adapt to the action of more successful rival, take his pricing policy, technological and quality level of products. A bit humorous looks the situation when a much less well-known manufacturer outlines the fight against A-brands, sometimes even without understanding all the comedy event. We can remember the comparison of UHANS A101 and Samsung Galaxy S7, the similarity of that is, in fact, minimal. The developer of smartphones in China under the name iNew challenged the OPPO corporation. Does it have some chances of a real competition?
LeEco Le Pro 3 - full speed ahead
It's amazing how much can be done in just a couple of years. The Chinese company LeTV, for example, managed not only to change its name, but also seriously change priorities in its activities. Today it is one of the largest developers of smartphones in China, and the company does not forget about the international market. And now, the third generation of phones of LeEco brand is presented to users.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini - a degraded flagship
The Chinese company ZTE tries to attract new audience, but its attempts are futile. In the budget segment A-line can not reach the popularity due to lack of multi-language software, flagship Z11-series was late with entering the market, and it offers the price that is higher than has Xiaomi or Meizu and other competitors. Unfortunately, the hero of the present review is unlikely to return the company's old high position.
Meizu MX7 - necessary changes
Time goes by in the modern world at an accelerated pace. If a manufacturer of smartphones stagnates, he may in the short term lose the audience and most of the profits with it. The Chinese company Meizu while using a dubious strategy in 2016 runs the risk of seriously losing to its competitors. The only way out for this company is to release a really competitive, impressive phone that can win against rivals in its price category not only with the help of a nice design.
iNew U10 - hitting the bull's-eye
The Chinese company iNew, like it seems, accepts its orientation only on budget phones, as well as get used to it the audience of a smartphone market. But the ambitions of the company is much higher than hundredths of shares per cent of the sold devices in the world. That is why the manufacturer decided to release the stylish, productive hero of this review that is able to demonstrate the whole talent of developers.
Meizu M3 Max - following the leaving train
The Chinese company Meizu in recent months really fits of generosity on novelties. M3E, U10, U20, MX6 - the amount of fresh production can not fail to impress. However, a large segment of phablet, which became so popular this year, has remained untouched by a firm. The hero of this review should remedy the situation and take away a part of the audience of Xiaomi, Huawei and other strong competitors.
LeEco Le 2S Pro - destroying competitors
The Chinese company LeEco has set its sights on capturing not only the national but also the international market. The second generation of Le-line of smartphones although has enough contentious issues (eg, failure of 3.5mm headphone jack), but in terms of a combination of assembly quality, performance and price it is just fine. Will the new leader improve achievements of its predecessors?
Meizu U20 - a familiar stranger
The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good. Everyone wants to improve his position in society, to replace the old things with new, more modern. Manufactures of smartphones understand this tendency and constantly update the range of their products. However, the pace of such changes must be reasonable, otherwise there is a high probability of producing a lot of similar, competing models. Does this story happen with the hero of this review or it still fits into the situation in the market?
Meizu U10 - repetition of the past?
The Chinese company Meizu chose rather strange and questionable in terms of the effectiveness strategy. The company seriously alters the appearance of manufactured smartphones and price direction, while maintaining the level of performance. Will this approach let the hero of this review reach the success?
UMI Ultra - not copying, but benchmarking
The UMI Company began active, sometimes even aggressive struggle with the most famous and successful competitors. If the released smartphone SUPER was an approbation of the design concept, the MAX became not only more affordable, but stylistically and qualitatively finished product. The hero of this review should become not only a logical extension of the model range, but also a new stage in terms of style and technical parameters for the firm.
OnePlus Four - marking time?
The company 1+, that made a splash with the release of its first smartphone, could not improve this achievement. The following devices were balanced, interesting, but could not boast of the same superiority over the competitors in all aspects. Will the fourth model (if you take into account the "not a flagship" X, even a fifth) become a new standard in a price-quality ratio?
Doogee Y400 - when the style is above all
The Chinese company Doogee is well-known mainly by low cost smartphones (including models under the HOMTOM mark), but it has a profit and fame not only because of them. Y-series, that is produced by the company not the first year, includes beautiful, productive models of medium price segment. The hero of today's review is a de facto extension of the concept of Y300 that is still able to compete with its rivals in the class.
HOMTOM HT20 - stylish and protected
A subbrand of the company Doogee with unhurried pace reaches all new heights and gaining audience. Diluting the range of flagships (HT10), the firm has decided to try its hand in the smartphone category with IP68-protection. However, today to surprise the user only by that characteristic is difficult. What besides the dust and water protection can offer a manufacturer for a relatively small cost?
Ulefone Be Pure Lite - more budgetary
The Chinese company Ulefone knows a lot about inexpensive smartphones. For example, the recently released U007 has already managed to conquer the hearts of hundreds of thousands of customers for its design and balanced performance. However, the company recalled, that a worthy model has been in its arsenal, that, unfortunately, was not deigned serious attention of the audience. Using unsold accessories and more modest technical components, the developer can really "blow up" the lower price segment.
360 Q5 - the rational flagship
User needs to be surprised. Developers of smartphones understand that, but their efforts are not always directed to the right track. Let's remember the pursuit of all the high-resolution display, which did not lead to anything good. Now it was replaced by increase of the amount of RAM, which is also not very effective. The hero of this review may impress the buyer not by the depths of its workability, but with a huge probability by a balance.
Huawei Nova - an exclusive for lovely ladies
Unfortunately, nowadays more and more smartphones have large dimensions and their ergonomics is directed at male hand. And what should girls do? The issue is quite complex. Yes, there are still relatively compact models (usually with 5-inch screen), but even they are not so convenient for the female half of the population. The Chinese company Huawei has decided to correct such discrimination.
ZTE Blade 730 - an elegant "brick"
The Chinese company ZTE finally realized its almost complete loss of the average price segment of smartphones. And now we can see albeit belated, but still faithful actions of the firm. What does the potential buyer need? An attractive design, metal housing, fingerprint scanner, good photo opportunities - they all present in the hero of today review, but do not forget about the other aspects of the successful low-cost phone today. Of course, let's touch the performance.
LeEco Le2S - the limit of perfection?
The Chinese company LeEco is rapidly gaining momentum and breathing hard in the back of Xiaomi and Huawei. The purchase in the aggregate of 30% of Coolpad shares further claims on the firm's ambitions, as well as in the recently released line of smartphones, that has an excellent design and just crazy characteristics for the price of phones. The new flagship will continue this tradition, but how good it will be against potential competitors?
Bluboo Picasso 4G - when improvements are rational
The Chinese firm Bluboo can not be described as a leader of the national market. The company has not enough production facilities and any of its "zest". However, in contrast to the significant number of brands, the existence of which is nearing completion or has already finished because of their desperation to change the situation (Jiayu, THL, IUNI), the considered manufacturer knows his way to excellent sales. Proof of that is the hero of today's review.
Doogee BL5500 Lite - imitation of the flagships
Over the past year, fashion standards in the smartphone market have seriously changed. The first changes were picked up by representatives of the higher price segment, demonstrating all the beauty and manufacturability of smart phones. The Chinese company Dodzhi considered that it was time to modernize and budget devices. If the performance of the hero of today's review remains at the level of classmates, then the appearance of the model will not leave anyone indifferent.