15 most popular smartphones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

All the most popular smartphones will be mentioned in our review. So you can easily learn about all their distinctive features, as well as the advantages and disadvantages. In this case, we will talk about both top-end devices that have a terribly high cost, as well as budget devices manufactured by Chinese companies.

Nomination a place Name of product price
The most popular Chinese low-cost smartphones 1 Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4 / 64GB RUB 12 680
2 Meizu M6s 64GB RUB 10,750
3 Honor 7X 64GB RUB 13,990
4 Huawei Nova Lite 2017 RUB 10,990
The most popular smartphones with a good camera 1 Huawei P20 Pro RUB 45 490
2 Honor 9 4 / 64GB RUB 17,970
3 Xiaomi Mi A2 4 / 64GB RUB 15 390
4 Apple iPhone SE 128GB RUB 22 550
The most popular big screen smartphones 1 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB 12 100 rub.
2 Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB RUB 53 079
3 LG V30 + RUB 32,480
4 Huawei P20 Lite RUB 16,990
The most popular smartphones with a powerful battery 1 ASUS ZenFone Max Pro ZB602KL 3 / 32GB RUB 11,980
2 Blackview P10000 Pro RUB 14,250
3 Huawei Y9 (2018) RUB 12,890

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 4 / 64GB

When designing this smartphone, the Chinese looked towards the anniversary iPhone. This is evidenced by the fact that the so-called monobrow is also used here. The width of the side bezels is kept to a minimum here, and the cutout at the display made it possible to place the front camera and several sensors in their proper place. It was due to this cutout that the device instantly became popular – on AliExpress, it began to be in great demand.

The device has four color options. Its display has a diagonal of 5.84 inches. Unfortunately, it was created using IPS technology, which indicates the presence of a separate backlit layer. This means that you will definitely see a monobrow, even if you use a dark theme. The screen resolution is 2280×1080 pixels – you can't find fault with this parameter, as evidenced by the pixel density of 432 PPI.

As mentioned above, the front camera is hidden in the cutout. The relatively low cost of the smartphone did not allow equipping this module with a high-resolution sensor – the manufacturer limited itself to five megapixels. However, the device got into our rating not thanks to the 'front-end'. We really appreciated the rear camera. She is double here. The module consists of matrices with a resolution of 12 and 5 megapixels. The quality of the images is quite good. But not ideal either – the aperture of f / 2.2 and the lack of optical stabilization affect. As for video filming, it takes place with a resolution Full HD and a frequency of 30 frames / s.

Otherwise, this is a typical mid-budget smartphone. Its wireless modules include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n and LTE. This device can also be used to control a TV. An eight-core Snapdragon 625 is used as a processor. There are also 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory under the body of the device. It seems that many buyers do not even remember the possibility of installing a microSD card here (the slot is separate, in no way connected with the slots for SIM cards). Finally, there is also a fingerprint scanner, which does not allow prying eyes to see your private photos.

Advantages

  • Battery capacity reaches 4000 mAh;
  • Four body colors to choose from;
  • The screen has a very high resolution;
  • Decent rear camera
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Built-in powerful processor;
  • There is support for fast charging Quick Charge 3.0;

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 178 g;
  • Android 8.0 has minor problems;
  • The monobrow can get in the way;
  • Not the best front camera

Meizu M6s 64GB

Rating: 4.7

Meizu M6s 64GB

Another smartphone in our ranking, available in four colors. It has a more familiar appearance – there is no monobrow here. Also, the product is equipped with a less luxurious display – with a 5.7-inch diagonal, it has a resolution of only 1440×720 pixels. Fortunately, not all elements of a smartphone cause conflicting feelings. For example, only positive emotions remain from the rear camera. This module consists of one lens, which hides an f / 2 aperture and a matrix with a resolution of 16 megapixels. The result is very high quality pictures, but the video is recorded here at 1080p and 30 frames / s. Among the advantages of the device is its front camera with 8-megapixel resolution.

The Chinese did not eliminate the 3.5 mm audio jack and commit other unforgivable actions. In this case, you can also output sound to a wireless headset, for which there is a built-in module Bluetooth 4.1. The product also allows you to access the Internet at high speed – this function is provided by LTE-A and Wi-Fi 802.11n modules. The Chinese have not forgotten about the infrared transmitter, thanks to which a TV that is not equipped with a Smart TV function is controlled.

Created Meizu M6s based on the six-core Samsung Exynos 7872 processor. The Mali-G71 MP1 video accelerator is activated in games. Reducing the level of graphics will be required, but not in all cases. And what mid-budget smartphone is capable of pulling the perfect graphics in modern games? Even under the body of the gadget there are 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The fingerprint sensor should also please the buyer, which significantly increases the level of security. Autonomous operation of the device is provided by a 3000 mAh battery supporting fast charging technology Meizu Super mCharge. Slightly disappointing is only the connector through which recharging is carried out – this is micro-USB, while now I would like to get a more convenient USB Type-C.

Advantages

  • Built-in large amount of memory;
  • Four color options;
  • Decent front camera
  • Good rear camera
  • Implemented support for LTE-A;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • The battery supports fast charging;
  • A powerful processor from Samsung is used;

disadvantages

  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Not the fastest Wi-Fi;

Honor 7X 64GB

Rating: 4.6

Honor 7X 64GB

An excellent smartphone that got into our rating due to the variety of color options and the high-quality screen. The diagonal of the latter reaches 5.93 inches, while the resolution is 2160×1080 pixels. The side frames are narrow enough so that some people can use the device with one hand. However, the majority of the device will still seem huge – nothing can be done about it. But on the other hand, it is convenient to watch all kinds of videos on such a device. And the gadget is perfect for games. Rest assured, the power reserve of the Kirin 659 processor and the Mali-T830 MP2 graphics accelerator will definitely have enough power to run them. Also, the smartphone has a large amount of memory, both operational and permanent.

You can also play on your smartphone online, including right on the street. The data is downloaded at high speed, for which the LTE-A support is to be thanked. But Wi-Fi is used here as usual – it only supports the 802.11n standard. You can also connect a wireless headset to the device – the module Bluetooth 4.1 is used for this.

On sales this smartphone can be purchased for 15 thousand rubles. It turns out that this model cannot be called particularly cheap. In this regard, do not be surprised by the presence of a dual camera here. However, it works no better than most single modules, because under the second lens there is only a 2-megapixel matrix. But under the first one there is a sensor with a resolution of 16 megapixels – it alone copes with its task very successfully. By the way, the front camera also does not cause any particular complaints – its resolution is 8 megapixels.

Otherwise, this is a typical mid-budget Chinese smartphone released in winter 2017. Included with it you can find a protective case, which will definitely come in handy. Also, one cannot fail to note the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the gadget. FM-radio can be called a pleasant bonus – lately it appears in smartphones less and less.

Advantages

  • Four color options to choose from;
  • Fingerprint sensor is not forgotten;
  • There is a large amount of RAM and permanent memory;
  • Built-in powerful eight-core processor of our own production;
  • There is support for LTE-A of the sixth category;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Decent front camera
  • Nice dual cameras on the back
  • The display has a high resolution;

disadvantages

  • There is no NFC;
  • Not the fastest Wi-Fi;
  • It will seem too large to many;

Huawei Nova Lite 2017

Rating: 4.6

Huawei Nova Lite 2017

One of the smallest smartphones in our ranking. The front panel of this smartphone houses only a 5-inch display. Its resolution is only 1280×720 pixels. But for such a diagonal, this parameter is quite enough for the user to not notice the pixelation. And it should be noted that the IPS-panel received a large margin of brightness, thanks to which the image is easily distinguishable even under the summer sun.

The device is operated under Android 7.0. A Snapdragon 425 quad-core chip is used as a processor. The Huawei Nova Lite 2017 also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory. Not much. But on the other hand, the price tag of the device turned out to be very attractive! In Russian stores, a smartphone can be found for 10 thousand rubles. And if you use the well-known Chinese Internet platform, you can find an even more delicious offer. By the way, the problem of lack of permanent memory is easily solved by installing a microSD card – the maximum system recognizes a 128-gigabyte drive.

The gadget found many buyers thanks to its rear camera. It has a 13-megapixel resolution, which is quite enough for creating high-quality images. People also like fast Internet access via LTE. FM radio can also attract some, although the vast majority of buyers pay attention to it in the very last place. But the presence of a fingerprint scanner is good news. With it, the level of security is significantly increased – it is unlikely that a thief will be able to unlock your device.

It remains to add that the device is powered by a 3020 mAh battery. Most often, this parameter is enough for the smartphone to 'live' until the evening. You should not count on more.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • Affordable price tag;
  • Weight does not exceed 145 g;
  • Compact dimensions;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Nice rear camera built in;

disadvantages

  • The battery capacity could be higher;
  • It is difficult to find a suitable cover;
  • Wi-Fi does not support 802.11ac;
  • I would like more memory;
  • Not the most powerful processor used;

Huawei P20 Pro

Rating: 5.0

Huawei P20 Pro

Another monobrow smartphone in our ranking. He is, perhaps, the most, so to speak, advanced. The latest version of the operating system is installed here – Android 8.1 will delight you with gorgeous optimization and wide functionality. The picture is displayed on a 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2240 pixels. Importantly, it was made using technology AMOLED. This means perfect blacks await the user. And the more of these dark colors are displayed, the longer the device will work on a single charge.

The cutout at the top of the screen is made for the decorative feature of the device. This cutout houses the front camera along with several sensors that automate some of the operating system's functions. It's scary to say, a 24-megapixel sensor is hidden under the lens. There is no doubt that the user will receive perfect selfies, which are then not a sin to show off in Instagram. However, the capabilities of the front camera pale in comparison to the rear camera, which is triple (!). Under its lenses, matrices with a resolution of 40, 20 and 8 megapixels are hidden. The f / 1.8 aperture makes the camera very fast – it seems that the user is unlikely to have any complaints about the quality of the images, even in the evening.

In short, this is one of the few Chinese smartphones that has such impressive cameras. But this is not the only advantage of the device. It should be noted the possibility of using the device in the pool – the waterproof case shows itself from the best side. It also houses one of the most powerful processors among those designed for mobile devices – the eight-core Kirin 970, supplemented by the Mali-G72 MP12 video accelerator. More specs Huawei of the P20 Pro include 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is no microSD card slot, but it seems to be not really needed. But the lack of a 3.5 mm audio jack is noticeable – you will have to use an adapter to connect wired headphones. But on the other hand, the fingerprint sensor has not gone anywhere – it is built into the key located under the display.

Advantages

  • Insane triple camera;
  • The latest version is installed Android;
  • Excellent AMOLED – display with a pixel density of 408 PPI;
  • There are high-speed wireless modules, including NFC;
  • Instantly triggered fingerprint scanner;
  • Huge amount of memory;
  • Uses an eight-core Kirin 970 processor;
  • Battery capacity increased to 4000 mAh;
  • Great front-facing camera
  • There is water protection according to the IP67 standard;

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 180g;
  • The cost is over 50 thousand rubles.
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;

Honor 9 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.9

Honor 9 4 / 64GB

This smartphone comes in two color options – blue and black. The device differs from its competitors by its glass back surface, which shimmers beautifully in the light. Well, on the front panel there is a relatively small LCD display with a diagonal of 5.15 inches. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, which is quite enough for this size. Above the display can be seen the lens of the 8MP front camera. It is unlikely that some of the buyers will lack the capabilities of this module.

The rear camera, of course, can do more. Thanks to its double design, it takes shots that are amazingly sharp. Under the lenses there are matrices with a resolution of 20 and 12 megapixels. As for the aperture, it is not too wide open – only up to f / 2.2. But with a price tag of 21 thousand rubles. you don't expect anything else – it would be strange to see a top-end camera in a relatively inexpensive smartphone. In any case, at least some problems begin only in the evening. Well, during the day, the user's hands are not tied by anything. During daylight hours, it can even shoot 4K video, albeit at a lower frequency.

Otherwise, this is a typical smartphone from Huawei, built on the basis of its own Kirin 960 chipset. The smartphone includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, a microSD slot, a fingerprint sensor, many high-speed wireless modules and a 3200 battery. mAh battery with fast charging support.

Advantages

  • A capacious battery is used;
  • Sufficiently high resolution LCD;
  • Fingerprint scanner is not forgotten;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Eight-core processor with high clock speed is used;
  • Decent front camera
  • Nice rear camera being dual;
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and LTE-A modules;
  • Not the largest size and weight;

disadvantages

  • Slippery body;
  • No OTG support;
  • The camera lacks an optical stabilizer;

Xiaomi Mi A2 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Xiaomi Mi A2 4 / 64GB

A little higher in our rating, we talked about a slightly simplified version Xiaomi Mi A2. But if you are looking for a large smartphone, it is better to look at the full model with a 6-inch display. The LCD panel was created using IPS technology, while its resolution is 2160×1080 pixels. The 18: 9 aspect ratio lets you conveniently do two things at the same time. And this is now relevant, because YouTube has learned to work in the background, as some other video players have been able to minimize into a small window for a long time. It remains to add that the pixel density of this display is 403 dpi – this is a very good indicator, albeit far from a record.

Four color variants of this smartphone have gone on sale. Each of them is equipped with an excellent rear camera, especially by the standards of devices for 16-18 thousand rubles. A dual module is used here, the aperture of one of them is opened to an impressive value of f / 1.75. The matrix resolution is 12 and 20 megapixels. Some problems are unlikely to arise even in the evening. Although the optical stabilizer of the camera used here would still be useful. By the way, the smartphone is capable of accelerated video recording – with a decrease in resolution, you can achieve a frequency of 120 frames / s. Also, the user is given the opportunity to record video in 4K resolution.

As for the front camera, there are no questions about it either. Its 20-megapixel resolution is more than enough to create high-quality images. No one will interfere with you and broadcast video from some significant places in the city – this opportunity is provided not only by the camera, but also by a high-quality LTE module. At home, you can enjoy high-speed Internet access by connecting to a router via Wi-Fi – the processor used here supports the 802.11ac standard. Also, the user can be pleased with Bluetooth 5.0 and an infrared transmitter. But there is no NFC chip here, which puts an end to the owner's dreams of replacing a bank card with a smartphone.

The security of personal data here is ensured by a fingerprint sensor. The built-in battery has a capacity of 3010 mAh, which, with bare Android, is quite enough for a day of battery life, if you don't get carried away with games. Also, the smartphone has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.

Advantages

  • There is no proprietary shell, which would be a plus for some;
  • Four body colors to choose from;
  • Great front camera
  • Very good rear camera
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • High speed wireless modules are available;
  • Not a bad processor for the price;
  • Large amount of memory is used;

disadvantages

  • LCD resolution with such a diagonal could be higher;
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Weight reaches 168 g;
  • Too large size;

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

Rating: 4.8

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

Our rating could not do without the most popular Apple smartphone at the moment. Oddly enough, this is not a jubilee device – it is not in very high demand due to the gigantic price tag. SE iPhone is currently on sale most actively – people are quite satisfied with its cost, which varies from 20 to 27 thousand rubles. The price tag in this case depends on the amount of built-in memory. We recommend paying attention solely to the 128GB version. Keep in mind that there is no microSD slot, and you will be installing a lot of applications. You will also want to regularly shoot 4K video with a 12MP camera, which is very heavy. By the way, this camera also succeeds in photographs quite well, although it is far from top-end Android solutions.

The product also has a front camera. However, its resolution is only 1.2 megapixels, so there is nothing to talk about here. The manufacturer positions iPhone SE as a budget device, so he needed to save on something. Fortunately, the Apple giant has left the 3.5mm jack in place, so the buyer does not need to keep an adapter close at hand or use only Bluetooth – a headset. If we talk about wireless modules, then in this regard there are no complaints about the smartphone. It has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11.ac and LTE. Wireless payment is also available via Apple Pay.

It should be noted that this is the most compact smartphone in this rating. Only the California-based company continues to release devices with a 4-inch display. Typing on such a tiny screen is not very convenient. But on the other hand, such a small gadget can literally get lost in a woman's purse. By the way, the display resolution is 1136×640 pixels – with such a diagonal, it allowed achieving a pixel density of 326 PPI. The processor Apple A9 is responsible for image processing – the power of this dual-core chip is enough for both games and applications. Nothing bad can be said about the battery, the capacity of which is 1624 mAh – the charger is usually required only in the late evening.

Advantages

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;
  • A large number of color options;
  • Low cost by the standards of technology Apple;
  • Weight is only 113g;
  • The set comes with a good headset;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Good rear camera

disadvantages

  • Disgusting front camera;
  • No memory card slot;
  • Only one SIM card slot;
  • Now the dimensions seem very small;

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

Rating: 4.9

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

The list of so-called phablets opens the creation of a Chinese company Xiaomi. This is a real monster. A screen with a diagonal of 6.44 inches found its place on its front panel. At the same time, the side frames cannot be called particularly narrow. As a result, the size of this device is as close as possible to 7-inch tablets. But on the other hand, it is comfortable to watch all kinds of video on such a device. The display used here is sharpened for the solution of just such a task – this is evidenced by its resolution, which is only 1920×1080 pixels. It was created using IPS technology, so there will definitely be no problems with viewing angles. This screen is perfect for games too – the load on the Snapdragon 625 processor and the Adreno 506 graphics accelerator will not be too high.

Such a smartphone could not get an insignificant amount of memory. The buyer is waiting for 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. It is assumed that many smartphone owners will not even use a memory card. You only need an external drive if you regularly shoot 4K video. And the 12-megapixel camera used here is quite capable of this. The result can be quickly uploaded to the network using either LTE-A or Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It's a shame that the smartphone did not receive an NFC chip – it would also allow the device to replace a bank card.

If we talk about other features of the smartphone, the battery immediately attracts attention. Its capacity reaches 5300 mAh. Of course, the fast charging function, implemented using Quick Charge 3.0 technology, has not been forgotten. There is also a fingerprint sensor, which prevents a stranger from accessing confidential information. In a word, the gadget turned out to be excellent, and even quite inexpensive – you can easily buy it for 13-14 thousand rubles. If only you are not confused by its size, which is by no means miniature.

Advantages

  • Affordable price tag;
  • Fingerprint scanner is not forgotten;
  • TV can be controlled;
  • Very capacious battery;
  • Decent amount of memory;
  • A sufficiently powerful eight-core processor is used;
  • There are LTE-A and Wi-Fi 802.11ac modules;
  • Really decent rear camera
  • There is an FM radio;
  • The screen has maximum viewing angles;

disadvantages

  • Huge size;
  • LCD resolution could be higher;
  • Weight is 211g;

Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB

The only smartphone in our ranking, supplemented by a stylus. But what can I say, now this is generally the only device on the market that is equipped with such a convenient tool (we leave out the tablets from the Galaxy Tab S series). It should be noted that the South Koreans have endowed the stylus with amazing functionality. They don't even need to touch the screen to select menu items! If you want to draw, you will be surprised at the sheer number of pressure gradations. In a word, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 in this regard is not too far behind the top graphics tablets.

With the technical characteristics of the device, everything is in order. This is a top-end South Korean product with an excellent AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.3 inches and a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels. The display has an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, which makes it convenient for the user to work with two applications at the same time.

It is unlikely that the buyer will have any complaints about the camera. Here the South Koreans first used a double module – under each of the lenses there is a 12-megapixel matrix. It should be noted that the lenses have different focal lengths, due to which optical zoom is realized here. Also, the smartphone is endowed with optical image stabilization and f / 1.7 aperture. In a word, the pictures are obtained – a feast for the eyes! Available to the user and 4K-video. Well, as for the front camera, it is less stunning – its resolution is 8 megapixels.

Perhaps you can talk about this fable forever. But we have already mentioned it more than once in our other ratings, so you can stop. You already know that the device includes 6 GB of RAM and many high-speed wireless modules. You should also be aware that not only a fingerprint can be used to unlock here, but also an iris scan. Finally, you will hardly doubt the power of the installed processor (in the case of the European version, this is Exynos 8 Octa 8898M).

Advantages

  • Implemented water protection according to the IP68 standard;
  • Many effective power saving modes;
  • In Use AMOLED – very high resolution display;
  • There are fast wireless modules, including NFC;
  • Very good front camera
  • An excellent dual camera with no major drawbacks;
  • A very powerful processor is used;
  • There is a lot of memory;
  • Instantly triggered fingerprint scanner;
  • There is a smart stylus;

disadvantages

  • Weight is 195g;
  • High price;
  • Not the best location for the fingerprint sensor;

LG V30 +

Rating: 4.7

LG V30 +

Unfortunately, the company's flagships LG have recently ceased to be in noticeable demand. But they sound better than many competitors! And it's not just the built-in speakers. Например, в комплекте с LG V30+ поставляется отличная стереогарнитура Band&Olufsen, которая приятно радует своим качеством исполнения.

As for the characteristics of the smartphone, they cannot but rejoice. An excellent 6-inch OLED panel is used as a display. It produces perfect blacks, and even with a very high resolution – 2880×1440 pixels. On such a screen, photos taken with a dual camera consisting of 16 and 13 megapixel matrices look perfect. By the way, this is one of the fastest cameras among those that are installed in smartphones – this is indicated by the f / 1.6 aperture. And the module is also capable of boasting the presence of optical image stabilization. All this allows you to take great pictures even at night. If we talk about the front camera, then its resolution is 5 megapixels. These are very large pixels, so don't be in a hurry to be disappointed in this parameter.

The body of the product is waterproof – you can even accidentally take a shower with a smartphone. It should also be noted that there is a Snapdragon 835 processor here, which will have enough power to solve any tasks. But even more pleasing is the 128-gigabyte amount of permanent memory – this will be enough even if the buyer is keen on video shooting in 4K-resolution. Well, we will not even mention the wireless modules – it is clear that the device supports all modern high-speed standards.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • Not the largest weight for this size (158 g);
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Excellent OLED – high resolution display;
  • Large amount of memory (especially permanent);
  • A very powerful processor is used;
  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules, including NFC;
  • Wonderful dual cameras with optical stabilization;

disadvantages

  • A more capacious battery could be built into such a large smartphone;
  • The external speaker can be easily muted.

Huawei P20 Lite

Rating: 4.6

Huawei P20 Lite

Another smartphone in our ranking with a cutout in the upper area of ​​the screen. Due to this, the device becomes similar to iPhone X. The rear panel of the device is mirrored – it beautifully reflects the reflections of light. If we talk exclusively about the characteristics of the device, then there will be a lot of differences from the 'apple' product. For example, it supports the use of two SIM cards. Instead of one of them, you can use a microSD card – this is in case the 64 GB of internal memory seems a little. Also, it should be noted that there is a 3.5 mm audio jack. Well, of course, not iOS is used as the operating system here. However, one cannot say that Android 8.0 is a definite plus, some people prefer the OSes from Apple.

Unfortunately, the smartphone differs from the jubilee Apple device not only for the better. The device is much cheaper, and therefore received a simpler camera. It is also double, but under its lenses are hidden much more modest matrices – their resolution is 16 and 2 megapixels. The aperture is only open up to f / 2.2. Well, there is no optical stabilization here at all.

If we talk about the screen, then it is made using IPS technology. This suggests that you will see the so-called monobrow even in the dark. The resolution of the 5.84-inch display is 2280×1080 pixels, which can be called a satisfactory parameter. Above the screen is a 16-megapixel front camera, which does its job in the best way.

Otherwise, this is a typical mid-budget smartphone from Huawei. It is unlikely that he will seriously not suit you with something. A good fingerprint sensor is built in here, which recognizes the fingerprint as quickly as possible. It also uses a powerful eight-core processor, even if not a top-end one. There are also 4 GB of RAM under the case, which is enough in most cases. The gadget has no problems with wireless technologies either.

Advantages

  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac, LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules;
  • The latest version of the operating system is being used.
  • Very good front camera
  • Decent rear camera
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • There is enough memory for almost everyone;
  • A sufficiently powerful processor is installed;

disadvantages

  • Battery capacity is only 3000mAh;
  • Slippery body;
  • The monobrow is clearly visible in the dark;

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro ZB602KL 3 / 32GB

Rating: 4.9

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro ZB602KL 3 / 32GB

One of the cheapest smartphones in our ranking. In Russian retail, they ask about 12 thousand rubles for it. Of course, it will scare some people away with its size anyway, because the front panel of the device has a 6-inch display. But others will undoubtedly buy it for the battery, which reaches an impressive 5,000 mAh. Optimized Android 8.1 is installed here as an operating system, so some people have enough battery even for two days of using a smartphone. But don't hope for more, because not the most energy efficient Snapdragon 636 processor is installed here, and the resolution of 2160×1080 pixels makes itself felt.

A pair of lenses can be found on the back of the device. Behind them is an f / 2 aperture and matrices, the resolution of which is 13 and 5 megapixels. You shouldn't expect any miracles from such a camera. It handles 4K video, and it's good for that. As for the front camera, its resolution is 8 megapixels. The smartphone also includes wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11n, LTE and Bluetooth 5.0. Also, a smartphone can be used instead of a bank card – this will allow you to make an NFC chip.

The low cost of the device is given by 3 GB of RAM and, more importantly, 32 GB of permanent memory. Fortunately, 4K video can be written to a memory card – the maximum product supports removable storage up to 2 TB.

Advantages

  • Fingerprint sensor is not forgotten;
  • Not the highest cost;
  • The latest version is used Android;
  • Built-in modules Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and LTE;
  • Decent front camera
  • Decent IPS display
  • There is an FM radio;
  • The built-in is not the weakest processor;
  • Very capacious battery;

disadvantages

  • To some, this amount of memory will seem small;
  • The Wi-Fi module does not support the 802.11ac standard;
  • Weight reaches 180g;
  • Dimensions will not suit everyone;

Blackview P10000 Pro

Rating: 4.8

Blackview P10000 Pro

This smartphone is very popular among Russian buyers. When a person sees in a cell phone shop that there is a device with an 11000 mAh battery, then inevitably there is a desire to buy it. Yes, the smartphone turned out to be quite thick. Yes, its weight reaches 293 g, and only tablets are heavier. But on the other hand, with such a battery, you can count on three days of battery life even with regular use. And this despite the fact that a display with a fairly high resolution is used here. What else can you dream of?

This smartphone follows the latest trends. He got at his disposal a screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. This means that the user will be able to simultaneously watch videos and crawl on different sites without any problems. Also, the buyer will appreciate the camera located above the display – it has a resolution of 13 megapixels. As for the rear camera, it, like the front camera, is formally double. In fact, under the second lens, in both cases, only the auxiliary matrix is ​​hidden, which has almost no effect on the quality of the images – this is evidenced at least by its resolution, which is only 0.3 megapixels. But there are no complaints about the main sensor – in the case of the rear camera, it fulfills the 16-megapixel resolution at 100%.

Otherwise, this is a typical mid-budget smartphone. The processor is MediaTek Helio P23, which has eight processing cores and the Mali-G71 MP2 video accelerator. The manufacturer also did not forget the fingerprint scanner. The gadget also includes 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory – it is unlikely that buyers Blackview of P10000 Pro will find this a little. Nevertheless, it is the high-capacity battery that is the main feature of this model. I am glad that the battery has received support for fast charging technology, otherwise this process would have spent the whole night.

Advantages

  • Relatively good rear camera
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Normal amount of memory;
  • Good 6-inch IPS display
  • Decent front camera
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Implemented support for pump Express 4.0 fast charging;
  • Astronomical battery capacity;
  • There is support for LTE;

disadvantages

  • The smartphone is very heavy;
  • The firmware contains serious bugs;
  • There is no NFC;
  • The thickness of the device reaches 14.6 mm;

Huawei Y9 (2018)

Rating: 4.7

Huawei Y9 (2018)

A real hit from a Chinese manufacturer. For relatively little money, the buyer gets very decent characteristics. In this case, the device will operate under Android 8.0 – the most recent version of this operating system. The body of the device is made of metal, and underneath is an eight-core Kirin 659 processor, as well as 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. The volume of the latter can be expanded using the microSD card slot. If we talk about the jacks, then we cannot fail to note the presence of a 3.5 mm audio jack here – the Chinese do not force you to give up wired headphones.

This is not the first device in our rating, the screen resolution of which is 2160×1080 pixels. The display was created using IPS technology, nothing else was expected with such a price tag. There is a dual camera above the screen. Interestingly, there are two modifications of the device. In the first, the resolution of the matrices used is 16 and 2 Mp. The second modification is a little more simplified – the resolution of the sensors in it is 8 and 2 Mp. However, in any case, it is extremely difficult to find fault with the quality of the pictures.

The rear camera is also double, and in both versions of the smartphone, matrices with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels are hidden under its lenses. Don't expect miracles – the aperture is not open too wide here, and the camera is deprived of optical stabilization. Nevertheless, this module cannot be called absolutely bad.

Perhaps Huawei Y9 (2018) deserves the money spent on it. Although the buyer can definitely complain about certain points. For example, the Wi-Fi module installed here does not support the 802.11ac standard, which is important for owners of dual-band routers. Also, there is no NFC chip, which allows you to pay for purchases in many Russian stores. Fortunately, at least the battery does not disappoint – it has a capacity of 4000 mAh.

Advantages

  • Good front camera
  • A capacious battery is used;
  • A fresh version of the operating system is installed;
  • Decent LCD display
  • There is support for LTE;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Powerful enough processor;
  • Solid rear camera;

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 170g; No NFC;
  • The memory capacity could be larger.
  • Not the fastest Wi-Fi;

Conclusion

This is a list of the most popular smartphones. We tried to tell you about devices from all price segments. The purchase of any of the considered devices is hardly capable of upsetting – high demand indicates the minimum number of annoying elements in the selected gadget.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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