Last week we told you about the cheap android big smartphone well-known manufacturers. By tradition, it is time to see what can offer our South-eastern neighbor.
Traditionally, we recall our price segments. They currently are: ultra budget model (up to $80), budget ($80-$160), cheap ($160- $280, in exceptional cases up to $300) and the middle class (about $280-$430).
The market is large smartphones one of the hot new products in 2016 is Xiaomi Mi Max. The dimensions of this device surprise even by the standards of big smartphones: it is a screen diagonal of 6.44 inches! Resolution – Full HD.
There are several versions of the Xiaomi Mi Max: chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of non-volatile memory or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 4/64 or 128 GB. Recently, there was still the most budget modification – with 2/16 GB of memory.
Xiaomi Mi Max stands solid battery: its capacity is 4850 mAh. In practice, the device demonstrates the excellent performance of battery life. Also, the unit received the camera resolution 16.0 and 5.0 Megapixel, combined slot and the operating system Android 6.0.1 with shell MIUI 7.3.
Of the shortcomings of global Xiaomi Mi Max, we were able to identify a low build quality, which results in a creaking and crunching body panels.
Prices for Xiaomi Mi Max starting from $260 for the version with 32 GB of memory. When ordering from China the price tag will be slightly lower.
We will not write off older Xiaomi Mi Note, which can be purchased in local stores at a price of $260. If ordering from China, can and does meet $185.
Xiaomi Mi Note received a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD, quad-core chip Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 64 GB of non-volatile memory. MicroSD card slot is not here, so it makes sense to look at the older version.
In addition, Xiaomi Mi Note was awarded the cameras with a resolution of 13.0 megapixels and 4.0, as well as the battery at 3000 mAh with support for fast charging Quick Charge 2.0.
Also in nature there Xiaomi Mi Note Pro version, which has a higher screen resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels) and a powerful chip Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810.
After Xiaomi devices need to pay attention to the fact that it offers the main opponent – the company Meizu. Until recently, she could not do anything to stop Xiaomi, and only recently announced Meizu M3 Max became a full-fledged competitor to the popular big smartphones.
Meizu M3 Max is the largest in the history of the device manufacturer. Still, after it installed a six-inch Full HD screen. Everything else is already familiar on Meizu’s standards, including the familiar brand design minimalist built-in back cover and the central mechanical key fingerprint scanner.
The Hardware Meizu M3 Max is based on the SoC MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755). It includes two quartets cores Cortex-A53: one with a frequency of 1.8 GHz, the second with 1.0 GHz. However, the performance Mali-T860 MP2 graphics far from flagship solutions.
The Meizu M3 Max has 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of memory (in the older version comes complete with a stylus mPen). There is also a combined slot with support for microSD cards up to 256GB capacity. Battery capacity – 4100 mAh (can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes thanks to mCharge function).
In addition, Meizu M3 Max received a 13.0 megapixel main camera and 5.0 megapixel front. The smartphone runs target Android 6.0 interface Flyme 5.
It is expected that the sale Meizu M3 Max in China will begin on 15 September. Estimated price – 255 dollars.
Another hot new product from China is LeEco Le Max 2. It is not just big smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5.7 inches and a full-fledged flagship.
Judge for yourself: the display LeEco Le Max 2 resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels, a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon chip 820 together with 4 or 6 GB of RAM shows breakthrough performance.
Besides LeEco Le Max 2 was awarded the battery capacity of 3100 mAh (supporting Quick Charge 2.0), camera resolution 21.0 and 8.0 Megapixel (basic module with optical stabilization), and a fingerprint scanner. You can only complain about the lack of slots for memory cards and the usual audio jacks 3.5 mm.
When ordering from China prices LeEco Le Max 2 starts from $260.
Chinese brand Leagoo mainly produces low cost device that’s big smartphone Leagoo Shark 1 was quite low: when ordering from China can get away with $170.
In Leagoo Shark 1 installed six-inch Full HD display, very popular in smartphones from China eight-chip MediaTek MT6753 and 3 GB of RAM. By 16 GB of internal storage, you can add up to 64 GB microSD card (used combined slot).
Besides Leagoo Shark 1 was 13.0 camera and 5.0 megapixels. A special pride of the manufacturer is a battery capacity of 6300 mAh. The reverse side of a record autonomy – 241 g weight.
As a result of our review, we have not identified Leagoo Shark 1 critical flaws because of its price.
Doogee Company is not bad untwisted in China. In the summer of 2016, it introduced a new model Doogee F7 Pro, which has become the flagship of the young producer.
In Doogee F7 Pro installed Full HD screen diagonal of 5.7 inches. The heart of the new items become desyatiyaderny processor MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797) with a frequency of 2.3 GHz. In addition, the smartphone received a 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of ROM.
Following the fashion of time, Doogee F7 Pro may offer a fingerprint reader connector and USB Type-C. And the manufacturer boasts the presence of Sony IMX230 sensor resolution of 21.0 megapixels. Front module 8.0 megapixels with interpolation up to 13.0 is also used.
For autonomous operation Doogee F7 Pro meets the battery capacity of 4000 mAh.
Chinese online sites offer Doogee F7 Pro at a price of $260.
In the summer of 2016, the sale also joined Cubot Max. However, its performance is more prosaic: HD resolution with a six-inch diagonal and a budget chip MediaTek MT6753A with a frequency of 1.3 GHz.
True, Cubot Max won the 3 GB of RAM. And to the 32 GB of internal storage, you can add up to 128 GB on a microSD card. Not bad things, and with battery: its capacity is 4000 mAh (some sources say 4100 mAh).
Among other things, the presence of the producer in Cubot Max Camera Resolution 13.0 and 5.0 megapixel camera, as well as 2.5D glass.
Cubot The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports the fourth-generation network.
In class budget big smartphones recently much talked about ZTE Zmax Pro. This is a special model for the US market, by means of which a Chinese manufacturer wants to gain a foothold there thoroughly.
A key advantage of ZTE Zmax Pro is the price. The American networks it costs only $ 100. In this case the characteristics of novelty is at a level of more expensive devices.
The ZTE Zmax Pro installed six-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD, fresh eight-chip Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of non-volatile memory.
Additionally, the manufacturer has provided to ZTE Zmax Pro dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB), a camera with a resolution of 13.0 megapixels and 5.0, as well as the battery capacity of 3400 mAh. There is even a fingerprint scanner. OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In view of the hundred-dollar price it looks very tempting, right? However, do not hurry to rejoice: ZTE Zmax Pro is sold only in the United States. And then even the order does not help because the ocean – supports the new US frequencies, so in our country is nothing more than 2G of ZTE Zmax Pro does not squeeze out.
Then why are we talking about this model? We hope that will soon be announced on the international version of ZTE Zmax Pro, which will be presented either in retail, or it can be ordered from China.
In Ginzzu ST6040 installed six-inch HD screen. It may seem that the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels is too modest for such a diagonal. However, not all pay attention to the pixel density.
The heart of the smartphone has become a large quad-core chip MediaTek MT8735, clocked at 1.3 GHz. For graphics processing meets GPU Mali-T720 MP2. The Hardware includes 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of non-volatile memory. Supports microSD cards up to 32 GB.
In addition, the machine is equipped with a camera resolution of 13.0 megapixels and 5.0. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh. It uses the operating system Android 5.1.
Inexpensive Chinese Company big smartphones has a very mixed bunch. There are many brand new devices that are either only just started to sell, or have not even been put on the shelves, so for them it is premature to draw final conclusions.
If you wish to save as much as possible and buy more smartphones “here and now” of alternatives Ginzzu ST6040 actually not. Yes, on a six-inch HD resolution screen, you can see the individual pixels, and 1 GB of RAM is as serious for such a large device, but other options in the Russian retail is not found.
Alternatively acts Cubot Max: here for 3 GB of RAM, and the battery capacity is not 3000, and 4000 mAh battery. And all this for a very reasonable fee – $140. And the release of the international version of ZTE Zmax Pro for $ 100 can only dream: this unit puts on the blades of the two low-end models.
Leagoo Shark 1 also has a democratic price (around 11 000), but he has Full HD display, and battery capacity at all surpasses – 6300 mAh. So if SoC MediaTek MT6753 does not run counter to your requirements, it is worth inexpensive model. Even more expensive is Doogee F7 Pro. This flagship of the company, so it uses a more powerful chip MediaTek Helio X20 and 4 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Mi Max surprises big screen: a diagonal of 6.44 inches too big even by the standards of big smartphones. However, for some it will be a decisive advantage of the device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 and battery capacity of 4850 mAh. Direct competitor in the form of a six-inch Meizu M3 Max has not yet reached the stores, but for sure he will be one of the best-selling segment.
And one of the most tempting offers is LeEco Le Max 2. It is a full flagship 5.7-inch screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 820 and 4 or 6 GB of RAM. And all this for a modest fee. We can only regret the absence of a memory card slot, and the need to use adapters to connect wired headphones.