Phone Reviews (page 21)
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?
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.