iPhone 7 and “nasty nine”: fans Android offered a budget replacement for the flagship Apple
Recently the long-awaited presentation of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Users have been up and down studying the technical and visual changes of new products, their advantages and disadvantages.
The iPhone 7 has a number of significant advantages, which are obvious even without direct experience with the product. First, the flagship of Apple will be maintained by the manufacturer, and on the statutory guarantee you can not to forget. Secondly, Apple has traditionally been a great investment: due to the high liquidity of the used iPhone you can sell significantly faster and more expensive.
However, when price 56 990 rubles for the budget version of “seven” (or 67 990 rubles for the iPhone 7 Plus) with 32 GB of memory, not all will be able to afford the coveted gadget. With a more reasonable amount of built-in storage (128 GB) the price jump is already up to 66 or 77 thousand depending on the screen size.
A lot? Then it is necessary to look towards more affordable smartphones, which it does not look whipping boys. Perhaps not all will be available in the colors “onyx black”, dual camera, or 3D Touch, but on key parameters this is a very interesting solution. Fans of Android-devices from Overclockers made a list of nine of the most strong competitors for the iPhone 7.
The new flagship Xiaomi Mi5 is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 at the expense of slightly sloping rear panel and a Central mechanical keys. In Xiaomi Mi5 uses a IPS screen diagonal of 5.15 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 and 3 GB of RAM. To 32 and 64 GB of internal memory has nothing to add. MicroSD card slot here, and it will appeal to fans of Apple. In addition, Xiaomi Mi5 got a battery capacity of 3,000 mAh and the camera resolution of 16 and 4 megapixels.
In General, the Xiaomi Mi5 left a good impression. Among the obvious disadvantages apart from the lack of memory card slot one can only point out possible problems with the firmware when ordering from China directly and the lack of support and official manufacturer’s warranty in Russia.
Xiaomi Mi5 can be bought for 20 000 rubles. The average price tag a new minor version in Russia is 23 000 rubles.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
How about the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4? Yes, this is a budget device. However, modern filling, metal chassis and impressive battery is in it. At the time, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 became a hit. To consolidate this success, the manufacturer made a more attractive case, a more powerful processor and returned a microSD card slot (though it was in Redmi Note 3 Pro).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 uses a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, decategory chip MediaTek Helio X20 with quite decent graphics Mali-T880 MP4, 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 64 GB of permanent memory. Battery capacity is 4 100 mAh.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 still has a camera resolution of 13.0 and 5.0 megapixels, and we also criticize them for the very average quality. They can be a vital claim to the smartphone.
When you order the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 from China can get away with 10 000 rubles. That is, for the price of the average iPhone 7 you can buy seven of these devices.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro
Can rightly indignant that the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera, and its cheaper substitutes like Xiaomi Mi5 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, it is not. But it is present in Xiaomi Redmi Pro, and this model came out before “the magnificent seven”.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro resembles a slightly enhanced version of the Redmi Note 3/4. On the metal body appeared a gloss and the effect of rough polishing. And yet there is a Central mechanical Home key with integrated fingerprint scanner.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro uses a MediaTek processor MT6797 Helio X20/X25 MT6797T Helio. The exact modification depends on the supply of memory: Helio X20 comes only in a younger version with a 3/32Гбайтами, while Helio X25 offered for 3/64 4/128 and. In General, the processors differ only in clock speed, the cores and the graphics unit.
Secondary camera (13.0 + 5.0 MP) in Xiaomi Redmi Pro is used to create a bokeh effect, that is background blur. Zoom in the iPhone 7 Plus is not available here. The resolution of the front module is 5.0 megapixels.
The price of Xiaomi Redmi note Pro starts from 15 000 rubles. The average price tag for the version with 32 GB of memory in Russia is 18 000 rubles.
When Meizu started with a clear imitation of the first generation models cupertinos of the company. However, the new flagship Meizu MX6 is not quite similar to the iPhone 7. It has a Full HD screen diagonal of 5.5 inches (IPS), decategory MediaTek chip MT6797 Helio X20, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. And again there is no microSD card slot.
A special pride of the developers is a new sensor. The resolution is reduced from 20.7 to 12.0 megapixels, but not because of the economy. Module Sony IMX386 was developed specifically for the Meizu. It has f/2.0 aperture, a pixel size of 1.25 µm and phase detect autofocus. Front camera resolution — 5 megapixels.
The battery capacity of the Meizu MX6 is 3 060 mAh. Support fast charging mCharge 3.0 (65% for 30 minutes). Upon review of the disadvantages of Meizu MX6 carry only the lack of memory card slot, NFC and optical image stabilization.
Chinese online sites sell MX6 for Meizu 20-21 thousand rubles.
Meizu Pro 6
Meizu Pro 5 was more Meizu MX5, but Meizu Pro 6 was more compact than the MX5/MX6. The manufacturer has decided to significantly reduce the screen size from 5.7 to 5.2 inches. The resolution is still Full HD.
Heart Meizu Pro 6 has become the MediaTek chip MT6797T Helio X25 with ten cores. Also there is 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB permanent memory. The battery capacity is 2 560 mAh. Modules used by permission 21.16 + 5.0 megapixels. The smartphone runs on Flyme OS 5.0 (Android 6.0).
And Meizu Pro 6 is a musical flagship. The sound quality in the headphones or through the main speaker will not cause censures even in the most demanding of users.
When ordering the Meizu Pro 6 from China can get a 21 000. The average price tag in Russia — 31 000 rubles.
If you want a more budget solution you can look into Meizu M3E. By and large, this is a slightly updated version of the Meizu M3 Note. Visual changes are not so much: the body was metal instead of combined, as well as slightly decreased thickness. However, it had to reduce the battery capacity with 4 100 to 3 100 mAh. However, it is still more than the iPhone 7 Plus.
The rest of the technical specifications Meizu Meizu M3 M3E copies Note: OCTA core MediaTek Helio P10, 3 GB RAM and Full HD screen diagonal of 5.5 inches.
The traditional disadvantages of a line of budget models Meizu’ll take mediocre quality cameras (13.0 MP and 5.0). And yet here we use a combined slot, so you’ll have to choose between second SIM card and additional memory.
Meizu M3E can be ordered from China for 13 000 rubles. In the Russian retail the smartphone is not yet available.
Smartphones OnePlus traditionally in the role of a “killer flagships”. So OnePlus 3 sharpening his teeth on powerful. OnePlus casing 3 was sealed: it is made of metal. Diagonal (5,5 inches) and screen resolution (Full HD) has not changed, however, to change the IPS came AMOLED.
The phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 and 6 GB of RAM. To 64GB built-in storage will add nothing to the: slot for microSD and has not appeared. Resolution cameras is 16 and 8 megapixels, the battery capacity is 3,000 mAh.
When ordering from China OnePlus 3 will cost about 30 000 rubles.
ZTE Nubia Z11
Many of these here smart phones frame around the screen is thinner than the iPhone 7 and the ZTE Nubia Z11 they do not exist at all. Diagonal Full HD display is 5.5 inches. For ZTE Nubia Z11 was the flagship chip 2016 — MSM8996 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The smartphone is available in two versions: with 4/64 GB of memory or 6/128.
Main camera resolution 16 Mpix has a system of optical stabilization. Also used a frontal module 8 megapixel. Battery capacity of 3,000 mAh battery supports Quick Charge 3.0 (83% in 30 minutes).
ZTE Nubia Z11 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with interface Nubia UI 4.0.
A new smartphone can be ordered from China for 29,000 rubles.
Zuk Z2 Pro
It is noteworthy that this smartphone lacks the usual audio jacks. So fans of the iPhone 7 this model should come to mind. Rear panel Zuk Z2 Pro is made of slightly curved glass. Novelty is equipped with Full HD display diagonal of 5.2 ” AMOLED matrix). And again used a powerful Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Regarding memory there are two versions: 4/64 and 6/128 GB.
In a Zuk Z2 Pro camera has a resolution of 13.0 and 8.0 megapixels, battery capacity of 3 100 mAh (but with a Quick Charge 3.0 — 83% for 30 minutes) and Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow interface (ZUI 2.0 (the predecessor was CyanogenMod 12.1).
When ordering Zuk Z2 Pro with 4/64 GB of China can get away with 26 000 rubles.