Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Certainly one of the fastest growing segments of the consumer electronics market are smartphone. This is due to the fact that they have long since moved from the category of simple “dialers” in universal solutions for business and pleasure. Judge for yourself, in the pocket of the modern user is a compact mobile gadget can replace a computer, music player, camera and video recorder, e-book and more. This implies the desire of the majority of users have in their arsenal a “smartphone”.

Choosing a smartphone to $ 80

Decisions in this price range do not shine characteristics, original design or the materials used. But it from them is not required. The main thing is that for a relatively affordable price they offer all the necessary functions and features for the undemanding user: calls, view documents, surfing the Internet, listening to audio, watching video, simple games and navigation. Among the variety distinguish the following models: Assistant AS-4411 Unami, GoClever Quantum 3500, Blackview BV2000s, Doogee X5 Max and Lenovo A2010.

Assistant AS-4411 Unami

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

The domestic stores Assistant AS-4411 Unami can be purchased for $ 64 (1599 UAH.). For the money we get 4-core processor MediaTek MT6580A, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of permanent, expandable through microSD memory cards. Use a 4.5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Resolution main and the front camera is 8 megapixels and 5 megapixels, respectively. The smartphone runs on 3G networks and is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Micro-SIM format. The installed battery has a capacity of 2400 mAh. Fresh OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

GoClever Quantum 3500

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

GoClever Quantum 3500 model is around $ 80 (1999 UAH.). The “heart” of the smartphone acts as a fairly fresh 4-core processor MediaTek MT6735, in a pair of runs with that 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB). Screen size – 5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. IPS-matrix used. Photographic opportunities represented by two modules of 8 megapixels and 2 megapixels. The device has support for 4G LTE networks, and the number of SIM-cards reaches two (Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM). The battery capacity is 2400 mAh. The smartphone runs still relevant OS Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Blackview BV2000s

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Blackview BV2000s will cost $ 62 (1555 UAH.). Inside the set is the same 4-core MediaTek MT6580 processor and 1 GB of RAM. For user data using 8 GB of storage that can be expanded through microSD memory cards (up to 32GB). The smartphone features a 5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Two digital cameras – 5 megapixels and 2 megapixels. Used slots for two SIM-cards (Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM) to support 3G. For autonomous operation meets the battery at 2400 mAh. This model runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Doogee X5 Max

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Smartphone Doogee X5 Max has a price tag of $ 76 (1899 UAH.). Its hardware platform is based on a 4-core processor MediaTek MT6580, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of ROM with support for memory cards. Established 5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Both cameras feature modules 5 megapixel interpolated up to 8 megapixels. The smartphone runs on 3G networks and is equipped with two slots for SIM-cards Micro-SIM format. A nice bonus is possible to consider the presence of a fingerprint scanner and metal constructions, which are rarely found even in more expensive models. But the main highlight of the can safely assume that the battery capacity of 4000 mAh. Fresh OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Lenovo A2010

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Five available solutions covers Lenovo A2010, the value of which is at the level of $ 80 (1999 UAH.). The device is equipped with a 4-core processor MediaTek MT6735, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB constant. In place of a slot for memory cards microSD. The screen has a diagonal of 4.5 “with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The only unpleasant moment – TN matrix is used, which is fraught with small viewing angles and less colorful color reproduction. Other characteristics include: two cameras (5 megapixel and 2 megapixel, both without autofocus), support for two SIM-cards (Micro-SIM) with 4G LTE, battery 2000 mAh. The smartphone comes preloaded with OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is complemented by proprietary shell Vibe UI.

From the models considered the most interesting in terms of price / performance look GoClever Quantum 3500 and Doogee X5 Max. On the side of the first higher processor, while the latter impresses long battery life and the presence of a fingerprint scanner.

Choosing the price to $ 140 smartphone

Every year the budget smartphones are becoming more and more interesting, primarily because the Chinese brand. Judge for yourself, is famous manufacturers in this segment is advanced model with really outdated filling, companies from China can offer device level above. That is, the potential buyer may count on high-quality screen, good camera module and a decent performance for a wide range of mobile tasks and even run 3D-games, though not at maximum graphics settings. In our opinion, the most interesting models in this price range can be considered: Meizu M3s, Blackview BV5000, HTC Desire 620G Dual Sim, Xiaomi Mi4 and Lenovo C2 (K10a40).

Meizu M2

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Many remember last year’s best-selling Meizu M2, and so, Meizu M3s is its direct heir of the international market. New absorbed all the trends of the season – 2,5D-glass, aluminum housing, and even a fingerprint reader. The screen remains the same (5 “HD IPS-matrix). Inside is the most recent 8-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage on a memory card support (though instead of a SIM-card, which, by the way, there’s Nano-SIM format). But there is a more expensive version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Cameras were identical: a basic 13-megapixel module and a 5-megapixel front. But grown up battery – now its capacity is 3020 mAh. In the role of the operating system in favor Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is lined with top brand Flyme interface. Buy this miracle is available for $ 129 (3199 UAH.).

Blackview BV5000

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

If you are looking for an affordable device secure, you can look in the direction Blackview BV5000, which approximate price is $ 132 (3279 UAH.). The smartphone has a pretty solid plastic housing with protection against dust and moisture (the manufacturer does not specify the exact degree of protection). Used 5 “HD IPS-display. The stuffing is quite modern – 4-core processor MediaTek MT6735P, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB). Used slots for two SIM-cards (Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM). The main camera has a 5 megapixel unit with a digital interpolation up to 8 megapixels. The front camera is 2 megapixel. The battery is quite capacious – as much as 5000 mAh rechargeable with external devices via the USB OTG-cable. All this runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is supplemented with a proprietary interface.

HTC Desire 620G Dual Sim

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Recently, the Taiwanese company HTC is rarely really happy memory. Nevertheless, we came across an old model HTC Desire 620G Dual Sim for a very good price – $ 137 (3399 UAH.). The body in her all-plastic, with a proprietary design. Installed 5 “HD IPS-display. The role assigned to the old one hardware platform, but rather a productive 8-core processor MediaTek MT6592. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, and a constant – 8 GB, with support for microSD memory cards. The smartphone runs on 3G networks and is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Micro-SIM format. The modules of digital cameras have a resolution of 8 megapixels and 5 megapixels. Battery capacity is small – 2100 mAh will therefore recharged each day even at moderate use. The smartphone comes with an outdated operating system Android 4.4 KitKat, which is complemented by original shell.

Xiaomi MI4

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

In the category of budget devices was considerably cheapened the flagship 2014 – Xiaomi Mi4, which is available for a modest $ 140 (3499 UAH.). For the money we get a nice body with good-quality materials, excellent 5 “Full HD IPS-screen performance thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 4-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, as well as good photographic opportunities both chambers (13 megapixels and 8 megapixels) . Several upsets only the presence of 16 GB of internal storage with no memory card support. The smartphone is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Micro-SIM format. The installed battery has a capacity of 3080 mAh. OS out of the box version – Android 4.4 KitKat, but with a basement upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is complemented by proprietary shell MIUI.

Lenovo C2 (K10a40)

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Lenovo C2 (K10a40) is a novelty in the domestic market. Its estimated cost is $ 121 (2999 UAH.). The characteristics are consistent with the price of 5 “HD IPS-screen, 4-core processor MediaTek MT6735P, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB), two cameras (8MP and 5MP). Battery capacity – 2800 mAh. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is complemented by proprietary shell Vibe UI.

Despite the fact that all the above solutions is quite interesting, I want to especially highlight the MI4 Xiaomi and Meizu M3s. Both are an excellent choice for your purchase. Stop You can only 16GB of internal memory without the possibility of expansion in the first model, that is not enough, if you are used to carry a lot of content on your smartphone. In all other respects they are very similar. Of special mention is why we have not included in our top 3 Xiaomi Redmi – everything is simple, it is more expensive than the selected price range and more affordable modification Xiaomi Redmi 3S is not available for sale in our area.

Choosing the price to $ 200 smartphone

Category mid-budget smartphone is very similar to the previous one, and if briefly explain the differences, they can be described as – larger screen, and “iron” powerful. The competition here is very dense, like a high concentration of worthy models. Nevertheless, we were able to select for you the most interesting: Meizu M3 Note, Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro / Note 3 and Mi4c, Huawei P8 Lite, Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite and Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H / DS.

Meizu M3 Note

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

The local stores for Meizu M3 Note maximum configuration asking $ 200 (4999 UAH.), A simpler version will cost $ 165 (4099 UAH.). This all-aluminum PHABLET (5,5 “Full HD IPS) with a powerful 8-core processor MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755M and 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of ROM (there is support for memory cards, but will have to sacrifice one of the Nano-SIM -Map as hybrid tray). Like the entry-level, there is a fingerprint reader. The role of the chambers operate two modules of 13 megapixels and 5 megapixels. The battery is quite capacious – 4100 mAh. In the role of the operating system in favor Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is lined with top brand Flyme interface.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Undoubtedly, the main competitor of Meizu, you can call the company Xiaomi. This price range is no exception, where it defends the honor of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 at a cost of $ 165 (4099 UAH.) For the base version. The device has a metal casing, a fingerprint reader, a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches with Full HD resolution and eight-chip MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795. The amount of RAM is 2 GB, and a constant – 16 GB. But perhaps the main drawback is the lack of support for memory cards. Two Chambers: 13 megapixels and 5 megapixels, as well as the number of slots for SIM-cards Micro-SIM format. The installed battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. In the role of the operating system in favor Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary interface MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Fans of more compact models can look and feel Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro: metal case, 5 “HD IPS-screen, fingerprint reader, 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with support for memory cards (hybrid slot). Resolution main and the front camera is 13 megapixels and 5 megapixels, respectively. two SIM-cards (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) can be used. For autonomous operation meets the capacious battery to 4100 mAh. In the role of the operating system in favor Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary interface MIUI. Buy a smart phone is available for $ 165 (4099 UAH.).

Xiaomi MI4

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

For the same money selling an updated version of Xiaomi MI4 with the prefix «C». It is very similar to the characteristics of its ancestor, but the key difference is the more powerful 6-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. But there is also a memory card slot with 16GB of internal storage. Nevertheless, the decision is very, very interesting. Price $ 165 (4099 UAH.).

Huawei P8 Lite

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

This category was reduced and the flagship Huawei P8 Lite, which can be purchased for $ 200 (4999 UAH.). As a result, we get a 5 “HD IPS-screen, 8-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 620, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (with support for memory cards), as well as two camera (13 megapixels and 5 megapixels). Battery capacity – 2200 mAh. There are two slots for SIM-card (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM). The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is complemented by original shell.

Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Another “small” flagship – Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite, which has a price tag of $ 200 (4999 UAH.). It is set a 5-inch Full HD IPS-display, 8-core processor MediaTek MTK6753 and 2 GB of RAM. By 16 GB non-volatile memory, you can add a microSD memory card. In addition, the smartphone has a camera with a resolution of 13 megapixels and 8 megapixels, two slots for SIM-card (Nano-SIM and Micro-SIM), as well as the battery is 2800 mAh. This model comes with pre-installed Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is complemented by proprietary shell Vibe UI.

Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H / DS

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Closes our top decision Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H / DS with an estimated price of $ 200 (4999 UAH.). At the same time we get a well-recognizable design, 5 “HD Super AMOLED-display, 4-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards), as well as two camera (13 megapixel and 5 megapixel) . The installed battery has a capacity of 2600 mAh. The smartphone is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Micro-SIM format. OS version – Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary interface TouchWiz.

In our view, the most balanced smartphone in this price category is the Meizu M3 Note. In the back of his breathing once the whole trio: Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro / Note 3 and Mi4c. Why is that? In the first case a small loss due to a weaker processor and the rest – only through lack of support for memory cards.

Choosing the price to $ 330 smartphone

Decisions of the middle price range are able to meet the needs of most users today and provide an opportunity to join the most of new technologies for a very reasonable price. This category includes a biennial flagship is still interesting and powerful filling, but without updates to future versions of the OS and new devices with slightly inferior performance, but with the prospect of renewal. There are already solves every man – who is more important. The former include well-known to all: iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H, Meizu MX5 and others, but we are not to aggravate attention to them. Let us consider the more recent models: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, Motorola Moto G4 / Plus, Lenovo Vibe P1, Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, LG Nexus 5X.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Version Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with a prefix «Pro» has got rid of all the shortcomings of its predecessor while retaining all the advantages. The manufacturer added a hybrid tray (to choose between a second SIM-card and memory card), set a fresh 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 650 and worked on the main camera, which was a 16-megapixel module. This value increased to $ 266 (6599 UAH.).

Motorola Moto G4 and Motorola Moto Plus

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Motorola returned to the domestic market after its acquisition by Lenovo. In this regard, we wish to draw your attention to two interesting models: Motorola Moto G4 and Motorola Moto Plus. You can count on the original design, large screen (5,5 “Full HD IPS) and relatively high capacity (8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 617 and 2GB of RAM). The amount of internal storage is 16 GB expandable through microSD memory cards. In both versions of the front camera of 5 megapixels, while the basic modules have a 13 megapixel and 16 megapixel modification with the prefix «Plus». The number of available SIM-cards – are two, both Micro-SIM format. Autonomous operation provides a battery capacity of 3000 mAh. The role of the operating system performs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Prices for these models is $ 282 (6999 UAH.) And $ 322.

Lenovo Vibe P1

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

One of the important advantages of Lenovo smartphones are very capacious battery. This also applies to Lenovo Vibe P1: metal casing, a fingerprint scanner, 5,5 “Full HD IPS-display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards), two cameras (13 megapixels and 5 megapixels). The installed battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh! The smartphone is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary shell Vibe UI. The estimated cost of the domestic market – $ 322 (7999 UAH.).

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 – the youngest member of an updated line of Galaxy A. It may please the proprietary design and premium materials of construction (metal and 2,5D-glass). The device is equipped with a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED-screen TVs, 4-core processor Samsung Exynos 7578 with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM (with support for microSD memory cards), as well as two cameras (13 megapixels and 5 megapixels). Battery capacity is relatively low – 2300 mAh. The smartphone can be equipped with two SIM-cards Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary shell TouchWiz. Buy the device is available for $ 322 (7999 UAH.).

LG Nexus 5X

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Last on the list, but not the last in importance – LG Nexus 5X. This update last year’s best-selling LG Nexus 5. The smartphone offers a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-display, 6-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (a version with 32 GB, but without the support of both memory cards) as well as two camera (12.3 megapixels and 5 megapixels). Use a battery capacity of 2700 mAh. There is also a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is equipped with a slot for a SIM-card Nano-SIM format. Fresh OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow intact. The estimated cost of the domestic market – $ 330 (8199 UAH.).

In general, all of the devices in this category are very interesting, each in its own way. But we will try to highlight the most-most. In terms of price / performance looks perfectly Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. If you want to get a smartphone with a clean OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the ability to get the first update to the next version, we recommend that you look towards LG Nexus 5X. Yes, he was taken out of production, but is still found in the free market, and even gradually depreciates. And it all good – performance, and other aspects of the camera. The only minus is the lack of support for memory cards. However, it is a characteristic feature of the Google Nexus line.

Choosing the price to $ 480 smartphone

Mid-high segment of smartphones includes many Chinese flagships and new items more than well-known manufacturers. In our opinion, the most interesting may be considered: Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7 2016, Meizu Pro 6, Huawei P8, Xiaomi Mi5 and Coolpad MAX.

Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7 (2016)

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Opens our top Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7 (2016) cost $ 402 (9999 UAH.) And $ 480 (11 999 UAH.), Respectively. Smartphones are made in the corporate style of glass and metal. Both have the following characteristics: 5.2 or 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED-display, 8-core Samsung Exynos 7580 with a 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM (there is support for microSD memory cards), two cameras (13, MP and 5 MP). In the presence of a fingerprint scanner. The capacity of the battery – 2900 and 3300 mAh, respectively. Both smartphones are equipped with two slots for SIM-card Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 5.1 Lollipop with a proprietary shell TouchWiz.

Meizu Pro 6

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Meizu Pro 6 – the flagship of this year with an estimated value of $ 383 (9499 UAH.), But there are more expensive version with a large volume of non-volatile memory. This model has an excellent appearance and uses premium materials in the construction. At the same time we get a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-display, 10-core processor MediaTek Helio X25 with 4 GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (no support for memory cards), as well as two cameras (21.16 megapixels and 5 megapixels) . Use a battery capacity of 2560 mAh. There is a fingerprint reader. The smartphone can be equipped with two SIM-cards Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a proprietary interface Flyme.

Huawei P8

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Also in our top hit last year’s flagship Huawei P8, whose price has dropped to $ 403 (9999 UAH.) For the base version. The characteristics are consistent with the value: 5,2 “Full HD IPS-screen, 8-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 930, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM-enabled memory cards (though instead of a SIM-card format Nano-SIM). The main camera module has 13 megapixels, and the front – on the 8 megapixel installed battery capacity of 2680 mAh. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is complemented by proprietary shell EMUI…

Xiaomi Mi5

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Another current flagship – Xiaomi Mi5 – you can buy for $ 403 (9999 UAH.) For the base version. The smartphone has an interesting design with sturdy construction materials. Specifications are the envy of even the more expensive device: 5,15 “Full HD IPS-display, 4-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (a version on 64 and 128 GB, but without the support of memory card) two cameras (16 megapixel and 4 megapixel). Use a battery capacity of 3000 mAh. Of course, there is a fingerprint reader. The smartphone supports the installation of a SIM-card Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI shell.

Coolpad MAX

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Finally, we note the company Coolpad – freshman in the domestic market, and its new smartphone Coolpad MAX with an estimated price tag of $ 363 (8999 UAH.). For the money we get modern PHABLET (screen 5,5 “Full HD IPS) with a nice design and well-equipped (8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 617 and 4 GB of RAM). The amount of internal storage is 64 GB expandable through microSD memory cards. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixel and 5-megapixel front-facing content. The smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and Dual Space technology. There are two slots for SIM-card (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM). Autonomous operation provides a battery capacity of 2800 mAh. The role of the operating system performs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

From the combination of features distinguish Xiaomi Mi5, which can even compete with the more expensive flagship. Following is the traditional rival – Meizu Pro 6.

Choosing the price to $ 700 smartphone

This segment offers opportunities for new devices, as well as last year’s flagships for a more attractive price. In our opinion, the top five most interesting included the following models: Huawei P9, Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos, Apple iPhone SE, LG G5se and Sony Xperia Z5 Dual.

Huawei P9

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

It opens our current top Chinese flagship Huawei P9 with a nice metal case. The estimated cost of the domestic market is $ 685 (16999 USD.). Perhaps the main advantage of the device is the presence of two modules of the main chamber – RGB and monochrome. Both on 12 megapixel. Other characteristics: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-display, 8-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 955 with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (with support for memory cards). The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels. Use a battery capacity of 3000 mAh. There is also a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is equipped with a slot for SIM-card Nano-SIM format. Fresh OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow with firm shell EMUI.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Next comes dvuhsimochny version of last year’s flagship Samsung Galaxy S6, which is the price of $ 604 level (14 999 UAH.). The rest is familiar with a smartphone of glass and metal casing. It can offer a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED-display, 8-core Samsung Exynos 7420 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM (no support for memory cards), as well as two camera (16 megapixels and 5 megapixels). There is a fingerprint reader. The installed battery has a capacity of 2550 mAh. The smartphone is equipped with two slots for Nano -SIM format of SIM-cards. OS version – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with a proprietary interface TouchWiz and subsequent updates.

Apple iPhone SE

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

For Apple iPhone SE asking from $ 584 (14499 USD.) For the base version. In fact, the novelty of Cupertino could be called Apple iPhone 6S in the Apple iPhone 5S package. This manufacturer has created a model with actual performance in a compact design. At the exit we have a 4-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The “heart” of the smartphone acts as a 2-core processor Apple A9 paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage can be 16 GB or 64 GB, but without the support of memory cards. The device has a 12-megapixel main and 1.2-megapixel front camera module. There is a fingerprint sensor. Built-in battery has a capacity of 1624 mAh. SIM-card can only be one, Nano-SIM format. The smartphone runs on iOS operating system 9.

LG G5se

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

LG G5se – it’s the same LG G5, but instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, it uses a simpler Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, and memory have reduced from 4 to 3 GB. The price tag stands at $ 645 (15999 USD.). The rest is a modular smartphone with a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS-screen, 32 GB of internal memory with support for (basic module of 16 megapixel and 8 megapixel (wide) two, as well as 8-megapixel front) memory cards and three cameras. There is also a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone works with two SIM-cards Nano-SIM format. Power is supplied by battery 2800 mAh. The role of the operating system performs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, supplemented shell LG UX.

Sony Xperia Z5 Dual

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Sony Honor in the upper price range stands for smartphone Sony Xperia Z5 Dual worth $ 685 (16 999 UAH.). The body is made of glass and metal, and it is protected against dust and water according to the standards of IP65 and IP68. Features fully meet the requirements of modern flagship: 5,2 “Full HD IPS-screen, 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with support for memory cards. The main camera has a 23 megapixel module, and the front – 5 megapixels. Of course, there is a fingerprint reader. The battery capacity of 2900 mAh. The owner can use two SIM cards Nano-SIM format. The device is running Android 5.1 Lollipop (with an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow), which is installed on top of a proprietary shell Xperia Home.

Undoubtedly, all the above devices will be a great buy, but still want to distinguish among Android-models of Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos. Proponents of iOS devices and compact properly appreciate Apple iPhone SE, which functionality is almost no way inferior to the older fellow Apple iPhone 6S. Out of the competition note OnePlus 3 – Smartphone with advanced technical characteristics, but we have the market there may be problems with its accessibility and full service. If you are not afraid, you can safely buy. Proponents of Windows Mobile 10 can look at the Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL.

Choosing a smartphone price above $ 700

Devices in this category offer the most advanced developments in the field smartfonostroeniya. The result is a solution with uncompromised performance and functionality for comfortable performance of any mobile tasks. In five of the best, in our opinion, includes the following models: Apple iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, Sony Xperia X Performance, HTC 10 and Motorola Moto X Force.

Apple iPhone 7

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

So far, in anticipation of Apple iPhone 7, fans will have to settle apple art Apple iPhone 6S / 6S Plus. Their estimated cost in our market is $ 784 (18999 USD.) / $ 925 (22999 USD.) For the basic version. At the same time we get a familiar design in a metal housing. Filling in the following smartphones: 4.7-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 / 5,5 “Full HD IPS (two with 3D Touch-enabled), 2-core processor Apple A9 paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage can be anywhere from 16 GB to 128 GB, but without the support of memory cards. The main camera has a 12-megapixel sensor, and front – 5-megapixel. There is a fingerprint sensor. Built-in battery has a capacity of 1715/2750 mAh. SIM-card can be set to one, Nano-SIM format. Smartphones running iOS 9 operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Fresh Korean flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge is now worth $ 804 (USD 19,999.) / $ 965 (23 999 UAH.). Devices differ diagonal (5.1 “and 5.5”) and the presence of the sidewalls of the display bends in the second version. The rest is a great design in the case of glass and metal, which is protected against dust and moisture according to IP68 standards. Inside – a top 8-core Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa paired with 4GB of RAM. Built-in storage has a capacity of 32 GB and is characterized by support for memory cards (hybrid tray, so you have to sacrifice one of the Nano-SIM). camera modules have a resolution of 12 megapixels and 5 megapixels. In the presence of a fingerprint scanner. The battery has a capacity of 3000/3600 mAh. The role of the operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow performs a proprietary interface TouchWiz.

Sony Xperia X Performance

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Sony Xperia X Performance is the new flagship of the brand, for which asking $ 804 (19999 USD.). The device has an updated design and metal housing. Traditionally, the top of the devices, it is protected against dust and moisture according to IP65 / IP68 standards. At the same time we get a 5-inch Full HD IPS-display, 4-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with support for memory cards (hybrid tray), as well as two camera (16 megapixel and 4 megapixel). Use a battery capacity of 3000 mAh. Of course, there is a fingerprint reader. The smartphone is equipped with two slots for SIM-card Nano-SIM format. OS version – Android 6.0 Marshmallow with branded Xperia Home sheath.

HTC 10

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Fresh Taiwan’s HTC flagship 10 can be found for $ 772 (19 199 UAH.) For the version with 64 GB of ROM. The smartphone has an updated design, but the body was metal. Filling comparable with direct competitors: 5.2-inch Quad HD Super LCD-display and 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 820 with 4 GB of RAM. Digital camera modules are represented by 12 megapixels and 5 megapixels. Slot for one sim card, Nano-SIM format. In the presence of a fingerprint scanner. For the autonomy of the battery corresponds to 3000 mAh. All this is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is installed on top of the shell HTC Sense.

Motorola Moto X Force

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016

Another novelty – Motorola Moto X Force worth $ 784 (18999 USD.). Primarily interested in the device a distinctive design and a body combining aluminum chassis and ballistic nylon, which has a water-repellent nano-coating, as well as the use of a special non-separating 5-layer panels Moto ShatterShield. Like other flagship smartphone has the appropriate features: 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED-display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 8-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with support for memory cards. The main camera has a 21 megapixel module, and the front – 5 megapixels. The battery capacity of 3760 mAh. Use a slot for a SIM-card Nano-SIM format. The device is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In our opinion, the best of the best at the moment are the Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge and Apple iPhone 6S / 6S Plus. We can say with confidence that they will be able to fully meet the needs of even the most demanding users, but they cost respectively.

Results

It is pleasant to note that every year there are more and more worthy of devices that combine a pleasant appearance, sturdy materials and good functionality even in the budget segment of the market. All thanks to the Chinese producers, who turned serious struggle for the buyer. At the same time, the eminent brands have little to oppose them in the affordable price range, and it is perfectly visible on the selected contact model. Since the mid-range presence of A-brands increased, but cell phones from China offer far more enticing value opportunities. However, many users throw them through the possible problems with localization and lack of formal guarantees and after-sales service, which is a strong argument against them.

With the increasing prices of the optimal choice of the smartphone even more complicated, as all these models are deprived of critical flaws. And a crucial role to play personal preferences about the manufacturer, operating system, body size, construction materials and so on. In the upper price band continued reigning models from Samsung and Apple.

Separately, it is worth noting that before purchasing a smartphone to check out different reviews, forums, feedback from customers, make time and go to the store to independently hold it in your hand and appreciate the convenience. All this will help to make the right, and most importantly, a conscious choice.

In any case, we hope that we could help you a little in this difficult matter. And how do you see your “perfect smartphone”? We will be glad to hear your opinions, suggestions and questions.

Choosing a smartphone. Summer 2016 was last modified: July 24th, 2016 by Tomas Shellby