Phone Reviews (page 22)
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?
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.