Recently, the long-awaited presentation of Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Fans Cupertino company has already studied the length and breadth of technical and visual changes, first unpack and reviews zasmotreny up holes.
But let’s be realistic: with the price of $890 for the most budget version of “Seven” (or $1062 for the iPhone 7 Plus) with 32 GB of memory, not all can afford the coveted gadget. At the same time with a reasonable amount of built-in storage (128 GB) costs soar even before the $1031 or $1200, depending on the diagonal of the screen.
A lot of? In this case we have made for you a selection of more affordable smartphones, which it does not look like the whipping boys. Perhaps not all will be available colors “Onyx Black”, or dual camera 3D Touch, but the key parameters is a very interesting solution.
To start let’s see what can offer the company Xiaomi, which has already crept up to the top-end manufacturers in terms of sales. The new flagship Xiaomi Mi5 similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 by slightly sloping the rear and central mechanical keys.
The Xiaomi Mi5 uses IPS screen diagonal of 5.15 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the flagship chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 3GB of RAM. By 32 or 64 GB of internal memory will not add anything. MicroSD card slot is not here, and it will appeal to Apple fans.
In addition, Xiaomi Mi5 received a battery capacity of 3000 mAh and a camera resolution of 16.0 megapixels and 4.0.
In general, the Xiaomi Mi5 left a good impression. Among the obvious flaws except for the lack of memory card slot can only note the possible problems with the firmware when ordering directly from China.
Xiaomi Mi5 can be bought $312.
What about the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4? Yes, this is a budget device. However, modern filling, metal housing and has an impressive battery in it.
At the time, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has become a real hit. To consolidate this success, the manufacturer has made it even more attractive body, established a more powerful processor and returned the microSD card slot (though he was in the Redmi Note 3 Pro).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 uses a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, desyatiyaderny chip MediaTek Helio X20 with quite decent graphics Mali-T880 MP4, 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 64 GB of non-volatile memory. The battery capacity is 4100 mAh.
On the other hand, in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is still installed camera resolution of 13.0 megapixels and 5.0, and we also criticize them for the very average quality. That they may become a key claim to a smartphone.
When ordering Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 from China can meet the $156. That is, for the average price of iPhone can be bought 7 seven such devices.
You can rightly indignant that the iPhone 7 Plus has dual camera, and its cheap substitutes like Xiaomi Mi5 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is absent. But it is present in the Xiaomi Redmi Pro, and this model was released earlier “magnificent seven”.
Overall Xiaomi Redmi Pro resembles a slightly sanitized version of Redmi Note 3/4. In the metal body appeared glossy and rough grinding effect. And there is a central mechanical button “Home” with built-in fingerprint scanner.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro uses CPU MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 / MT6797T Helio X25. Accurate modification depends on the memory reserve: Helio X20 is only available in the junior version with 3 / 32Gbaytami, while Helio X25 is available for 3/64 and 4/128. In general, a processor clock frequency are different, both of the nuclei and the graphic block.
Secondary camera (13.0 + 5.0 megapixels) in Xiaomi Redmi Pro is used to create a bokeh effect, ie the background blur. Zoom as the iPhone 7 Plus is, is not available. Resolution of the front of the module is 5.0 megapixel.
Prices for Xiaomi Redmi Pro starts from $234.
Meizu, like many in this word for Apple fans … Once the Chinese company started with an explicit imitation of the first generation model of Cupertino company. However, the new flagship Meizu MX6 not quite similar to the iPhone 7.
It uses Full HD screen diagonal of 5.5 inches (matrix IPS), 10-core chip MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of non-volatile memory. Again, there is no microSD card slot.
Special pride of the developers was the new sensor. The resolution is reduced from 20.7 to 12.0 megapixels, but not because of the economy. Sony IMX386 unit was designed specifically commissioned by Meizu. It has an aperture of f / 2.0, 1.25 micron pixel size and phase autofocus. Front camera resolution – 5.0 megapixels.
Battery capacity Meizu MX6 is 3060 mAh. Supports Fast Charge Technology mCharge 3.0 (65% in 30 minutes).
As a result of the review of shortcomings Meizu MX6 we just lack of slots concerned for memory cards, NFC and optical image stabilization.
Chinese online site selling Meizu MX6 for $312.
Meizu Pro 5 was greater Meizu MX5, but Meizu Pro 6 turned out to be more compact MX5 / MX6. The manufacturer has decided to significantly reduce the screen size – from 5.7 to 5.2 inches. Resolution old – Full HD.
Heart Meizu Pro 6 has become MediaTek MT6797T Helio X25 chip with ten cores. Also there is 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of non-volatile memory. The battery capacity is 2560 mAh. Use modules 21.16 + resolution 5.0 megapixels. The smartphone runs on Flyme OS 5.0 (Android 6.0).
And Meizu Pro 6 is the flagship music. The sound quality in the headphones, or through the main speaker will not cause censures even the most demanding users.
In a review of Meizu Pro 6, we complained about the lack of a memory card slot and NFC module. The rest of the novelty has left a good impression.
When ordering Meizu Pro 6 from China can get away with $328.
If you want a budget solution, it is possible to draw the eye to the Meizu M3E. By and large, this is a slightly updated version of the Meizu M3 Note.
Visual changes are not so much: all-metal body became instead a combination, as well as slightly reduced thickness. However, for this it had to reduce battery capacity from 4 100 to 3 100 mAh. However, it is still larger than the iPhone 7 Plus.
The remaining technical stuffing Meizu M3E copy Meizu M3 Note: eight-MediaTek Helio P10, 3 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen diagonal of 5.5 inches.
The traditional disadvantages of low-end models range we carried Meizu mediocre camera (13.0 megapixels and 5.0). And it uses a combination slot, so you’ll have to choose between a second SIM-card and more memory.
Meizu M3E can order from China for $200.
Smartphones OnePlus traditionally been in the role of “flagship killer”. That OnePlus 3 sharpens teeth on the powerful.
OnePlus housing 3 has become non-separable: it is made of metal. Diagonal (5.5 inches) and a screen (Full HD) resolution is not changed, however, to replace the matrix of IPS came AMOLED. In our review, we noted the high quality images.
The handset processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM. To 64 GB of internal storage will not add anything: a slot for microSD and has not appeared. However, this is the only drawback, noted by our review. Camera resolution is 16.0 megapixels and 8.0, the battery capacity – 3000 mAh.
When ordering from China OnePlus 3 will cost about $468.
Many of the scope of smartphones mentioned here around the screen is thinner than the iPhone 7, and they are non-existent in the ZTE Nubia Z11. Diagonal Full HD display is 5.5 inches.
For ZTE Nubia Z11 flagship chip was selected in 2016 – Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820. The smartphone is available in two versions: with 4/64 GB of memory or 6/128.
The main camera has a resolution of 16.0 megapixels optical stabilization system. 8.0 megapixel front module is also used. The battery capacity of 3000 mAh supports Quick Charge 3.0 (83% in 30 minutes).
ZTE Nubia Z11 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow interface Nubia UI 4.0.
The new smartphone can be ordered from China in $453.
The final mention Zuk Z2 Pro. It is noteworthy that this smartphone is deprived of the usual audio jacks. So admirers iPhone 7, the model should come to mind.
Rear panel Zuk Z2 Pro is made of a slightly curved glass. Novelty is equipped with Full HD screen diagonal of 5.2 inches (AMOLED matrix). Again, use a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. With respect to the memory there are two versions: 4/64 and 6/128 GB.
Available Zuk Z2 Pro camera has a resolution of 13.0 megapixels and 8.0, the battery capacity of 3100 mAh (but with Quick Charge 3.0 – 83% in 30 minutes) and the operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow interface ZUI 2.0 (its predecessor was the CyanogenMod 12.1).
As a result of Zuk Z2 Pro review left a good impression. Had lamented not only the highest level of autonomy.
When ordering Zuk Z2 Pro with 4/64 GB of China can get away with $406.
To make it easier to navigate among these smartphones, we have reduced their key characteristics in the table. Surely many seem blasphemous to the fact that the offspring of Apple appears next to the Chinese “crafts”. And you can accuse us of “epplofobii”. However, in reality it is not.
The iPhone 7 has a number of advantages which are obvious even without a full-time acquaintance with the new. Firstly, this smartphone will still be supported by the manufacturer, and the official warranty can not be overlooked. Second, Apple devices have traditionally been a good investment: due to the high liquidity of the company used smartphones can be sold much faster and more expensive.
If we talk about highly technical and visual quality, everything is not so clear. On 7 iPhone hardware stuffing draws attention mainly a productive new chip. Probably many of these smartphones will lose American novelty and quality of the photos and videos.
The rest of the advantage of iPhone 7/7 Plus or not so much, or none at all. In the end, almost all of the models we tested in detail, so their strengths and weaknesses, you can read the relevant reviews, links to which are provided below.