Phone Reviews (page 20)
Cubot Z100 Pro - a "pumped" budget phone
Nothing in this world lasts forever. Any released product sooner or later becomes obsolete and can no longer bear the company's previous earnings and fame. Often, companies have to resort to the issue of the representative of a completely new segment or improve old one. The second way is cheaper and more popular, that is quite logical. The hero of today's review is an enhancement of its "big brother", but the modification came a bit left-sided and controversial. What exactly a manufacturer refined?
VKworld T1 Plus Kratos - the name should be long
The Chinese company VKworld has decided to apply an interesting rule to create names of their new products. First, to the original index they add one word that characterizes improvement (Plus-version), and then another ... and we hope that it will not happen indefinitely, or you will be able to remember the heroes of reviews only by appearance. But what brings a new product of the company in addition to foregoing features? What are its prospects in the medium price range full of balanced technological smartphones?
Lenovo Vibe C2 Power - a long and boring life
The Chinese company Lenovo, as well as no less famous firm ZTE, today surprises by ambiguity of products. For example, this year excellent X3 and its lite version were produced on the market, it is difficult to find fault in them - so beautiful and balanced they are. However, the developer sometimes also makes mistakes. The hero of today's review is a kind of work on errors committed by the original model. However, will it make a beautiful swan from an ugly duckling?
TCL 520 - whether a budget product?
The average price of a smartphone in the market gradually decreases. In despite of the continuing popularity of flagmans, many users prefer to spend less money on the same set of features that can provide nowadays even budget phones. For example, Meizu M3S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, even in terms of appearance it is difficult sometimes to distinguish them from leaders of the higher price segment. The Chinese company TCL has decided not to lag behind competitors and has released the powerful, beautiful and technological hero of today's review.
360 Q5 Plus - have to enlarge a palm
The demand for phablet and its popularity are increasing every day. This fact is surprising, because such a merger of a phone and a tablet is sometimes not very comfortable. However, the diagonal of the display at the same time in some cases is (as the hero of this review) and sometimes more than 6 inches. What is the secret of a smartpad success?
OnePlus Three Mini - a compact power
The Chinese company, that is diligently adding numerals to one, never distinguished itself through the considerable diversity of represented smartphones. Its products initially aimed to defeat opponents, who produced too expensive flagmans (the exception - the model with an index X), but in process of time competing is becoming increasingly difficult. For example, nowadays, there are many phones on the Snapdragon 820 with a lower price than the 1+3. The company has to improvise. "And what if the audience wants a small and very productive monoblock?" - the manufacturer asks himself.
THL T9 - cheap, stylish, grumpy
Chinese company THL has a hard time in the current realities. Being recently one of the most recognizable leaders the firm faced a situation where an insignificant downtime leads to a substantial backlog from competitors who were able to gain excellent growth rates. Nowadays, the manufacturer have to start restoring the reputation and sales level from the budget segment.
Vernee Mars - a warlike smartphone
The word "Mars" may be associated with a mysterious red planet, where scientists around the world are still trying to find life, and with the ancient Roman god of war. The hero of today's review is closer to the formidable, strong deity, which is capable to turn rivals into the dust in an instant. What allows the new product to overtake the competition rapidly?
LeEco Cool1 - useful merge
The former Chinese company LeTV, and now LeEko is rapidly gaining momentum. Over the past two years, the company has not only noted a dozen of technological, stylish and highly competitive smartphones, but also the purchase of a 28.9% stake in another industrial giant in China - Coolpad. What does this alliance prepare for us? Revolutionary product or just another good, but little-outstanding phone?
Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini - too complicated
The Chinese company Xiaomi with incredible pace overtakes all potential competitors and provides products, that virtually are having no analogues in ratio of technical parameters, style and assembly. However, one of the main drawbacks of this race is a significant number of models, that are created to fight rivals in various price segments. And now it is not really easy to sort out the variety of titles. The hero of today's review complicates the situation even further.
Meizu M3E - when the fantasy ends
This year for the company Meisu is still quite successful. A lot of pre-orders MX6, wonderful sales of models of the lower and middle segment. However, the face of certain problems is not only in the correct price positioning of some smartphone products, but also in terms of the need to create other smartphones and the purpose of their existence in general. The hero of today's review, although it looks good for its price, causes a significant number of issues within the company's strategy.
Lenovo Vibe P2 - following the traditions
The line under the index "P" of the Chinese corporation Lenovo from its very beginnings included only smart phones-long-livers, which differed at the same time with a good combination of style and technical characteristics. The hero of today's review does not change the usual course of things and continues the trend of producing balanced and autonomous products. However, does the novelty meet modern standards and is it very different from its predecessor?
TCL 562 - balance in every detail
Users of smartphones are increasingly replenished by those individuals who do not want to spend extra money to buy flagships, but they want to have an apparatus that has excellent build quality and style, a productive hardware. That's why in the range from $ 100 to $ 200, a significant number of perfectly balanced phones are now available, characterized by decent functionality. The hero of today's review organically complements this list, but will he make something new in his segment?
TCL 950 - better late than never
The company TiSiEl has almost completely gone into the development of lower- and mid-budget models, in which it managed to find a new audience due to both the excellent product style and its good balance of technical characteristics. However, to give competitors a flagship price category means losing it forever. That's why, let and some delay, but the top-end smartphone entered the market.
Meizu Pro 7 - work on bugs?
The first half of 2016 for the company Meize was quite a twofold. Despite the good sales of Pro 6 and MX6 models in the flagship segment, the situation is overshadowed by the controversial attitude of the brand fans to its novelties. Indeed, smartphones received slightly more simplified technical characteristics in comparison with the predecessor, without changing for the price. Will the hero of today's review change the state of things or only further exacerbate the negative mood of the brand's fans?
UMI Max - Rebellion of Fablets
It's amazing how much the fashion changes under the influence of companies and their products. A huge phone from Xiaomi was able to detect the hidden demand for inexpensive, but high-quality and really big smartphones, than other companies began to use. Did not stand aside and the corporation Yumi. What was the hero of today's review and can he seriously think about leadership in the segment?
ZUK Z2 Rio Edition - when simplification is beneficial
The subbrand of the Chinese company Lenovo, associated in the heads of the Russian-speaking population only with a certain type of insect, does not want to lose its place in the sun. Recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Pro has become a kind of breakthrough, offering at its low cost not only a stylish, but also extremely technological, productive product. To combat it you need a smartphone that has all the characteristics of a flagship. And what if the flagship phone and will resist the newly-minted leader?
HomTom HT17 Pro - budgetary perfection
The subbrand of Doogee under the name HomTom since its inception has pleased new fans with stylish and balanced smartphones, so rare at the time for the low price segment. Since then, competitors in the face of Oukitel, Blackview and other ambitious firms have significantly tightened up and began to literally select the audience of the manufacturer. The hero of today, along with his "younger brother" without the index "Pro" and HT16 is aimed at rectifying this situation.
ZOPO Hero 2 - next-generation budget
Time does not stand still. Already today, budget devices have reached the level of development of more recent flagships, and in some ways even outstrip them. Who would have thought that the fingerprint scanner , the latest version of Android Marshmallow and many other high-tech chips can be purchased at the price of several delicious dinners in the cafe. Zopo also adds its own items to this list.
UMi Super 2 - doubly better?
Chinese company Yumi is able to surprise users. Unfortunately, then with a bad, then a good side. The release of a beautiful externally model with stunning ergonomics can be marred by a mismatch of real characteristics and specified by the manufacturer. However, the company does not stand still and is trying to resist the leaders of the market in the face of Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Meizu. The hero of today's review is not only the new flagship of the corporation, but also a demonstration of its modern appearance.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 - uneven flagship?
The Chinese company Siaomi every year produces a huge number of successful models in all existing segments, confirming its leadership position. However, the output of the Mi5 caused mixed feelings. The fans expected definitely more than a small and too conservative glass bar. Will the new publication justify our hopes?
Cubot Echo - echo of music
Many people pay much attention to the sound quality of the headphone output in the smartphone. Unfortunately, really decent models in this regard can be counted on the fingers. Meizu MX3 and Pro-ruler, Xiaomi Mi Note, Lenovo X3 yes, perhaps, that's all. The Chinese company Kubot decided to try to make an inexpensive phone capable of satisfying the needs of, if not audiophiles, but at least music lovers. Did it come to her and how are things going with the other aspects?
NUU X4 - style icon
Meet on clothes, escorted by mind. The proverb really correctly describes a lot of events happening in our life. So often happens with smartphones. Appearance means a lot when choosing a mobile assistant, but still not a decisive factor. Does this company know Nuu and offers the user anything else besides the beautiful and well-designed design?
NUU N5L a hunter or a victim?
For beginners, although lucky, but still it is difficult when entering the market abounding in quality products. The actions of a young company can be as follows: the release of expensive, innovative, innovative products with further "skimming" or the provision of a lower price for a product similar in characteristics to competitors. How did the little-known Nuu act in the case of the hero of today's review?
Infocus M535+ - improvement of perfection
Taiwanese company Foxconn not only has in its subordination more than a million employees who are assembling such magnificent models of equipment as Apple iPhone and Sony Playstation, but also creates more than decent smartphones. M560, for example, became a real hit, offering for an extremely low cost excellent style and excellent technical characteristics. The hero of today's review is a reasonable continuation of the successful model. What did the firm decide to improve in the novelty?
Blackview E7s - literate simplification
The Blackview company decided to just break the army of competitors in the budget segment. And if previously reviewed novelties were not yet as inexpensive as possible today, then the hero of the review of its value caught up with a couple of delicious dinners. Does the quality of the smartphone price or seriously exceed it?
Meizu MX6 - Self-Reproduction Tutorial
The company Meise from the first days of its existence was famous for the production of excellent phones. Most recently, it launched the release of relatively inexpensive smartphones (the M1, M2 and M3 line), but the developers largely benefited from the flagships. Unfortunately, the released 6 Pro caused mixed feelings of the fans of the corporation. Will the situation correct the situation of the hero of today's review?
Blackview R9 - follow the leaders
Unfortunately, or fortunately, being the first company to introduce an innovative, promising product to the market, does not mean achieving success. Competitors can make an analog in a short time and, giving it some brand features or simply modifying, select your entire audience. Perhaps that's why the Chinese company Blackview created the hero of today's review, aimed at combating Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Meizu M3S and has its own interesting "chips".
Blackview E6 - so close perfection
No matter how sad it may sound, it is absolutely impossible to create an ideal smartphone. Anyway, there is at least one detail that does not like any category of users. However, to strive for the ideal is still worth it. The hero of today's review within its price segment has come close to that excellent set of parameters that it will be incredibly difficult to surpass to competitors. What is he ready to surprise us with?
Blackview E7 - a standard of budget style
The Chinese company Blackview with the speed of the spacecraft develops its products, in many respects already catching up with the best brands of their country. A young company, which only recently was marked with "almost-cloning", today boasts interesting, attractive, high-quality products in several price segments. The hero of today's review is aimed at the most inexpensive sector, but this does not mean compromises in every detail between price and quality.
Oukitel U7 Plus - the birth of a new leader?
Smartphones of the Chinese company Aukitel differ, first of all, by an excellent combination of style and technical characteristics for their price. Especially in this regard, the company succeeds in budget models. The hero of today's review is the latest generation of inexpensive fabrics, having such an impressive functionality, as far as it can only be so for an extremely low cost.
AMIGOO A5000 - Visible improvements
The Chinese company Amigou, recently appeared in the smartphone market, is trying to gain not only popularity, but also its own "face", ceasing to be just another "basement" brand. Settled in the budget segment, the company slowly tries to move to more expensive categories. The hero of today's review is quite significantly more expensive than the previous products of the manufacturer, but is it really worth this overpayment?
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - when the numbers are superfluous
The Chinese company Siaomi sincerely fell in love to make confusion in the names of their products. A huge number of models of the "Redmix" line were supplemented by various kinds of indexes, it is very difficult to understand the "unprepared user" without a hundred grammes. Now we got the "Red Rice" with the prefix "Pro" and without the number plate. Fantasy for the creators of the original name of the novelty was not enough, how is it with the rest?
Coolpad SKY 3 - an unearthly state employee
It's amazing how such a popular and widespread production of the company Kulpad practically does not find recognition in foreign countries. Featuring a thoughtful and beautiful style, good price and technical parameters, it can compete with Xiaomi, Meizu, ZTE, but the manufacturer still does not risk putting it on the global market. What are the reasons for this behavior?
Huawei Maimang 5 - expensive and tasteful
Chinese companies Huawei envy a lot of market players. Stable growth in sales, a significant increase in the company's popularity outside its homeland in the last couple of years while maintaining further development prospects - is not it all great? However, with increasing brand awareness, product prices also go up. Unfortunately, in this respect the manufacturer has already begun to catch up with Samsung and Apple. The hero of today's review, by the standards of the corporation, is aimed at the middle price segment, however in reality the cost is actually equal to that of the flagships of Xiaomi and Meizu. What does this phone offer for this money?
Cubot Max - after the fashion
Chinese company Kubot has long been pleased with its dedicated fans with good enough smartphones. It's amazing how long this B-brand keeps afloat. Almost has sunk into oblivion Jiayu, there is no news from THL, and the firm making the hero of today's review, still popular and popular. Unfortunately, this fact negatively affects the producer's policies in places, and there are quite controversial products, like Cheetah. And what about Max?
Asus Zenfone 3 Max - beautiful outside, modest inside
This year, the company Asus decided to rely entirely on the excellent style of its new line of smartphones. Indeed, it is difficult to find fault with it, but in the face of serious competition from a number of Chinese developers it is necessary to think about competent inner filling. What can the hero of today's review offer us for the price of the third generation Nauts from Xiaomi and Meizu?
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser - Congestion Game
Launching a new line of smartphones on the market, the developer should think about how each of its particles organically fit the needs of users. Unfortunately, it is really difficult to do this when the number of models is large. History remembers cases when incorrect positioning of products in such situations led to almost the collapse of the company. For example, in 2011, Sony Ericsson significantly reduced its profit "due to" sales of the irrational and poorly thought-out Xperia-line, which subsequently led to billions of losses. Will the above be repeated with Asus?
UHANS A101 - when marketing is original
Chinese company Johans, though managed to gain a little fame due to its stylish, interesting smartphones (remember the pleasant in all respects U100, U200), but it is clearly not enough to meet the ambitions of developers. Perhaps that's why an unusual advertisement was invented, which could attract a new audience. "Salute to NOKIA" - what exactly is meant in this manufacturer's slogan?
Lenovo Vibe A - real budgetary
How do most budget users imagine a budget smartphone? Obsolete design, weak iron, lack of support from the manufacturer - all this characterizes the lower price segment of the market. However, such flaws are being tried and even successfully made by a lot of modern companies. However, it seems that Lenovo decided not to take up this matter, because the hero of today's review causes extremely mixed feelings.
Xiaomi Altun - mysterious state employee
The Chinese company Siaomi continues to sweep all possible rivals at the expense of not only quality, but also very attractive in terms of price products. The third generation of the Redmix line hit critics and users with both technical characteristics, and interesting design, a lot of technological "chips". What else could a company come up with for us in the hero of today's review?
Jiayu S4 - the revival of the phoenix?
The Chinese firm Jia, once glittering and selling hundreds of thousands of its smartphones, suddenly disappeared from the shelves of stores and did not provide identification marks for more than a year. The real reasons for this state of affairs can not be guessed, it is possible that the money simply ran out because of not the most successful S3. But the company is still hoping for a resurrection, and the hero of today's survey is a vivid confirmation of this.
Ulefone Metal - an ideal budget?
Oddly enough, at the present time budget smartphones come out from manufacturers much more balanced than the flagships. Yes, they do not find a record performance or an excellent camera capable of replacing the camera, but "jambs" such as a small battery capacity, poor assembly or strong heating are often not. The hero of today's review can boast not only a balance of characteristics, but also an excellent appearance.
Huawei Honor V8 Max - for the most gentle pens
Laurels Xiaomi do not give rest to many companies. Huawei also appeared on their list. The surprising success of this producer's huge phoblet made the firm think about the release of a competitor, in all the articles of the leader ahead of him. And the hero of today's review does this, however, and the price of the novelty is much higher. Do I need to overpay for such improvements?
Elephone S3 Lite - not everything simple becomes a genius
One of the main competitive advantages of the Chinese company Elefon is the wonderful style of products and its "framelessness" itself. However, "leaving" only this feature is unlikely to succeed, given the serious competition in the market. Unfortunately, it is this kind of action that the hero of today's review is trying to do.
Blackview BV6000s - simplification not on all fronts
Models of the Chinese company Blackview with numbers BV5000 and BV6000 were able to distinguish not only the protection of the case by technology IP68, but also excellent characteristics, which is a rarity for this kind of smartphones. The latter today can be considered the flagship of the company, and it is really magnificent. However, in the budget price segment, the developer also needs sales, and the hero of today's review should repeat the success of the "big brother". Will it work for him?
AMIGOO R900 - unusual offer
The Chinese company Amigou in many respects copies smartphones of more well-known brands in its production. On the one hand, this leads to a lack of original ideas, on the other hand, the introduction of an excellent style and even some technological chips of "older brothers" into the budget segment. The hero of today's review within its price range looks great, and is ready to offer a couple of interesting competitive advantages.
Elephone R9 - the perfect combination of power and style
The Chinese company Elefon is unsweetened among dozens of strong, ambitious competitors. However, the company has found its own way, offering buyers inexpensive, but extremely beautiful "frameless" smartphones. And if you recently visited the review S7 refers to a fairly budget segment, then today's hero - to the average. How does it fit the needs of a modern audience?
TP-LINK Neffos Y5L - small, udal, bright and cheerful
Smartphones from TP-Link are not very frequent guests of our reviews, despite the good style, excellent build quality and full compliance with price and performance. A small advertising campaign in Europe and CIS countries contributes to this. However, the company's products are really impressive, as does the current hero within their segment.
Oukitel U13 Pro - damn good
The Chinese company Aukitel, mostly known for long-lived smartphones, decided to release a flagship capable of wiping the nose of many competitors. However, the decision and immediate release - things are different, and the novelty is somewhat late with the introduction of the market. Can it, combining both weighty positive features, and some questionable ones, become popular, in demand today?