The manufacturer Lenovo is certainly a familiar brand to many people. After all, they have made a name for themselves on the market with their notebooks in recent years. However, not everyone knows that they also produce smartphones. In China, the company has now launched the Lenovo S5, which is dedicated to combining design and functionality for little money.
What are the best smartphones on the Chinese market? Which phones can do it bigger, better, faster – and cheaper? Those are only a few of the questions we’d like to get behind in this category. Ranging from Xiaomi to Leagoo, Doogee, OnePlus and others: If it’s from China and able to make phone calls, we want to write about it!
The Leagoo S9 set out to be the cheapest iPhone X clone and seems to keep its promise. For the equivalent of about 130 dollar, the smartphone can now be purchased in advance. We already had the opportunity to get a first impression at the MWC in Barcelona in February. Now we are curious whether the not undisputed manufacturer will be able to use the smartphone to restore the tarnished reputation to some extent.
Xiaomi is apparently determined to have the right device for every budget and every requirement. Although we were a bit confused in the Redmi series thanks to Redmi 5 Plus and Redmi Note 5 (Pro), there is now a new Redmi offshoot: the Xiaomi Redmi S2, which is the starting point for the new Redmi S-series.
The OnePlus 5T is only a few months old and already there are a lot of rumours, leaks and information about the new flagship OnePlus 6, some key data have even been confirmed or hinted at in teasers by OnePlus itself. Here you can read everything you need to know about the new flagship killer!
Ulefone created quite a buzz this year when the smartphone manufacturer presented its new flagship, the Ulefone T2 Pro. Their newest device, however, probably sets a new world record. The Ulefone Power 5 will be equipped with a 13.000 mAh battery, which is the biggest smartphone-battery right now.
The successor of the Xiaomi Mi 5X has finally been officially introduced. The Xiaomi Mi 6X comes with a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor that implements artificial intelligence in the camera. Will the Mi 6X soon be followed by the Xiaomi Mi A2?
An old trend is currently experiencing a small renaissance: smartphones with very large batteries. The Doogee BL9000 is positioned between two other offshoots of the BL series with its 9000mAh battery and wireless charging.
UMIDIGI is trying to rehabilitate itself in 2018 and has already sent an interesting budget smartphone into the race: the A1 Pro. Now a new flagship is also being introduced. The UMIDIGI Z2/Z2 Pro appears in iPhone X design and receives the new Helio P60 processor.
Towards the end of last year, there were already signs of a successor to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, which was to be called Mi Mix 2S. Meanwhile the rumors became reality and Xiaomi has introduced the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S!
Xiaomi didn’t have a lot of smartphone plans for this year yet, well, besides maybe a few (keywords: Xiaomi Mi 7, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S & Xiaomi Redmi Note 5). Apparently they also have enough time and capacity to start targeting the gaming smartphone market as well. On April 13th, the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone has been introduced, which comes with strong hardware and customized gaming software.
Blackview is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that focuses particularly on outdoor smartphones. Apparently, however, other niche smartphones are also being commissioned. Now a new battery monster leaves the Blackview factory. The Blackview P10000 Pro with an 11,000 mAh battery is now available for pre-order!
OnePlus has also launched a renewed version of its flagship in 2017. In terms of hardware, the new OnePlus 5T doesn’t change that much, but it follows the latest design trends. But do the few changes to the display and camera justify a completely new device?
Doogee has made a lasting impression on us lately. At the Mobile World Congress 2018 the Doogee V with fingerprint sensor in the display convinced. But even beyond this flagship, the manufacturer has interesting end devices up its sleeve. The Doogee S50 serves the outdoor niche, receives IP68 certification and is even equipped with four cameras.
Xiaomi smartphones have always been equipped with their own interface based on Android. Just a few weeks ago, an update to the latest iteration of MIUI 9 was announced for all smartphones, and now the Xiaomi Mi A1 was announced as the first Xiaomis smartphone without its own user interface. We were finally able to hold a model in our hands and describe our first impressions.
In the second half of the year, Xiaomi tended to serve the high-priced smartphone market by introducing the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 on the same day. However, the manufacturer publishes budget smartphones under the name Redmi. New representatives for this category are the Xiaomi Redmi 5 & Redmi 5 Plus.
At the Mobile World Congress 2018 the most important smartphone manufacturers presented their new devices. Especially Samsung delivered the new S9 and S9+, which was the most anticipated phone of this congress. But Ulefone stole the show: the Ulefone T2 Pro was the biggest surprise this year because of its big 6.7 inch display and a handful of other features.
The MWC 2018 had a lot to offer. Especially, there were a lot of smartphones that copied the iPhone X’s design in terms of the notch. Whereas some manufacturers just copied the notch, the Vernee M7 looks very similar to the original, but at a more affordable price.
Xiaomi is not the only smartphone manufacturer, who has big plans for this year. Vernee is going to present its new flagship-smartphone during the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The Vernee Apollo 2 is equipped with the new Helio X30 deca-core processor.
Bluboo, like the Doogee Mix, follows the success of the Xiaomi Mi Mix and brings a “borderless” smartphone to the market. Considering the price range in which the Bluboo S1 Smartphone is sold, it possesses an over average processor.
While nearly every smartphone comes with 4 GB RAM the Vernee Mars Pro even features 6 GB RAM. Usually more than four gigabytes are reserved for the flagship-smartphones. But what else can you expect from this smartphone?