Phone Reviews (page 20)
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.
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?