Smartphone Lenovo S60: review and testing
Just few years ago we have met the technology expansion, when the company Lenovo entered the mobile phone market. Due to a very reasonable price policy and constant introduction of advanced technologies it could to gain loyal fans around the world and make tangible nervous most famous competitors.
This article will be focused on a stylish and multifunctional smartphone Lenovo S60, which, thanks to attractive design, modern hardware platform and more than adequate cost is a perfect solution for a fairly wide audience of users. But let's begin our review with a review of the specifications.
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6: review and testing
This year at the MWC in Barcelona admirers of the brand received a pleasant surprise in the form of a presentation of two flagships - Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which got a new design using glass and metal in the structure. For testing we have the first model without the curved screen and prefix «Edge», but this device is no less interesting. All features are described in today’s review. But first of all let’s learn the technical specifications:
Producer and model
Smartphone GIGABYTE GSMART Rome RX: review and testing
Despite the huge advertising budgets and very productive marketeers, not every user is willing to pay a significant amount of money for the advertised brand or invest in a completely uncalled range of options. Often, for such a category of people the main criteria for selection of new mobile devices are reasonable price and practicality that cover all of the advanced functionality.
In this article we will talk about a relatively inexpensive, but quite required smartphone - GIGABYTE GSMART Rome RX, which is due to the classic design, good hardware platform and a very reasonable cost can be a good option. And we begin our review from a detailed review of the technical characteristics.
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Smartphone Sigma mobile X-treme PQ30: review and testing
On the pages of our website we have learnt a lot of protected gadgets under the brand Sigma mobile. From mobile phones to highly functional smartphones and even tablets. Nest in turn is another representative of smartphones Sigma mobile X-treme PQ30.
Novelty has usual aggressive appearance, protection against water and dust according to the international standard IP68, enough fresh hardware platform MediaTek MT6752 and excellent functionality. Traditionally, we propose to start an overview from the technical characteristics of the device:
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Globex X8 (GU8012C) tablet: review and testing
When choosing inexpensive and efficient tablet the user faces with a difficult task, since the domestic market includes a large number of manufacturers and models. Such type of gadgets includes the hero of our next review, namely Globex X8 (GU8012C).
Novelty has a classic look, 8-inch IPS-display, efficient hardware platform and a wide range of wireless communication technologies. We will try to answer to the question: "What the potential buyer can expect from the tablet?" But fist of all let’s start from the technical characteristics:
Smartphone Fly EVO Tech 4 (IQ4514 Quad): review and testing
For quite a long time on the domestic market, the brand Fly won the favor and loyalty of users due to the wide range of different product range and very good price/features ratio. Today for testing we have a mid-range smartphone Fly EVO Tech 4 (IQ4514 Quad), designed for a wide range of users.
New product offers classic appearance in the popular 5-inch form factor, good performance and good functionality. How successful is the smartphone will be descried in this review. But first of all lets notice a technical specification of the device:
Tablet Impression ImPAD 9314: review and testing
Not always the desire to buy a new tablet computer coincides with the presence of a sufficient amount of fund, which significantly reduces the range of devices available for purchase. In connection with the financial crisis, the price for models of famous brands was significantly increased, making them even less affordable to many users. Fortunately, the mobile market almost every day is extended with new and very interesting devices, many of which can boast of a good balance between functionality and reasonable price.
With one of these devices will be described in today’s article. Fir testing we have a promising and well-balanced tablet Impression ImPAD 9314, that has a number of attractive and highly demanded features. The interesting features of mobile gadget for a relatively modest cost of 2899 ($ 139) and some hidden features will be learnt by reading our further review. We will start it traditionally from the detailed consideration of technical characteristics.
Review of applications for Android. Release 6
The Android platform is rapidly and successfully came into our lives. In the field of smart phones and tablets it confidently holds the leading position. By the highest standards it is a merit of Google, which could find the optimal model that satisfies the key players: device manufacturers, application developers and users. As a result, during only a few years a huge ecosystem of various software products has created.
Their main mass is located at the company store Google Play, where they are very convenient categorized. But if you don’t want to waste your time looking for interesting new products, or in the news flow you are afraid to miss something interesting, we offer you to dive into the list of the most interesting and useful (in our opinion) programs. Traditionally, the focus will be on free applications. Let’s finish the introduction and go directly to the very novelties.Read the full review >>>
Smartyphone HTC Desire EYE: review and testing
The decision to allocate top smartphones in a separate lineup of HTC One, of course had a positive effect from the Taiwanese mobile giant. On the one hand, it is possible to carry out an extensive advertising campaign to attract new and potential customers, and on the other - to reduce the serious competition within its own product lineup, and to express themselves to others, at least a promising model.
In this article we will talk about a very interesting and flagship smartphone HTC Desire EYE, which is the main representative of a slightly forgotten lineup of "desirable" devices. What interesting features has new product and can it oppose to more famous solutions?.
Smartphone Sony Xperia Z3: review and testing
urrently Sony is upgrading its mobile business, and shifts the focus to the decisions of the upper and middle price range. In this fiscal year Sony Mobile Communications plans to sell 38 million smartphones. Despite rumors about the rejection of the strategy of issuing new flagship models every six months, the Vice-President of Global Communications and Public Relations Tim Harrison in a recent interview said that the company decided to produce flagship models more frequently than once a 12 months. On the one hand, this solution allows to quickly take into account errors and to impose compete with other manufacturers. But is it possible in this case to rely on the fundamental improvements over the previous model? It can also lead to competition within the lineup. We will try to find out the example of Sony Xperia Z3 is it true in the current market conditions.
In terms of technical characteristics, this model is a little different from its predecessor Sony Xperia Z2. There is the same 5.2-inch Full HD IPS-display, processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and the main camera of 20.7 megapixels. So what's the difference? It lies in a number of design improvements, branded shell Xperia Home and several technical nuances. All this will be explained in more detail below. Let's start from the technical specifications Sony Xperia Z3:
Xperia Z3 (D6603)
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz
Broadband data transfer
GPRS (32-48 Kb/s), EDGE (236 Kb/s), HSDPA (up to 42,2 Мb/s), HSUPA (up to 5,76 Мb/s), LTE Cat.4 (up to 50 Мb/s UL, up to 150 Мb/s DL)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC): quad-core Krait 400, up to 2,5 GHz, L2 cache − 2 МB, manufacturing process 28-nm HPm
Qualcomm Adreno 330: up to 578 MHz, support for OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenVG 1.1, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 9.0c
IPS, 5,2" TRILUMINOS, 1920 x 1080 p (423 ppi), multi-touch up to 10 presses, protective Asahi DragonTrail X, technologies X-Reality and Live Colour
3 GB, dual-channel LPDDR3
microSD (up to 128 GB)
1 x micro-USB
1 x audio mini-jack 3,5 mm
SteadyShot, «HDR»-shoot, video recording in format 4K Ultra HD (30 FPS)
2,2 МP, aperture f/2.8, fixed focus, video recording in format 1080p
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2,4 / 5 GHz)
(Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot)
+ (MHL 3.0)
Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, light sensor, LED, a geomagnetic sensor (compass), barometer
Lithium-ion cell, non-removable: 3100 mАh
Input : 100~240 V AC 50/60 Hz
Output: 5 V DC1,5 А
Dust and moisture protection according to IP65 and IP68
146 × 72 × 7,3 mm
Black / White / Olive / Copper /Purple
Android 4.4.4 KitKat + Xperia Home v7
SmartphoneBenQ F5: review and testing
Probably for most users the Taiwanese company BenQ is primarily associated with monitors, projectors and various computer peripherals. Some may remember the mobile phones under the brand BenQ-Siemens, which were issued from 2006 to the second half of 2008. After five year break the company decides to return to the rapidly growing smartphone market with two models: BenQ F3 and A3, which received good specifications and were aimed at the local market. For now the arsenal of the Taiwanese manufacturer includes two current smartphones - BenQ T3 and BenQ F5, designed for the international market in the medium and high price range, respectively. The older model was tested in our test lab and we will try to understand how it is interesting to potential buyers.
The novelty has a modern look with qualitative materials, 5-inch HD IPS-display, common quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, the main camera module 13-megapixel Sony Exmor sensor and a number of other equally interesting features.
SmarphoneLenovo VIBE X2: review and testing
Many modern smartphone manufacturers trying to draw attention to their devices through a kind of "arms race", which means an increase in the size of the display, the number of processor cores, camera resolution, and other important parameters. So sometimes it turns out that the smartphone has pretty interesting specifications, but from the outside nothing special apart from the competition - all the same unsightly monoblock. All this is clear for the company Lenovo, which is able to create not only interesting gadgets in terms of price/features, but may surprise potential buyer by original appearance. In this regard, nice is a model from lineup Lenovo VIBE, absorbed the advanced technical features and interesting design. A striking example is the hero of our regular review Lenovo VIBE X2.
This model is original and has quite sophisticated design with qualitative materials. All this is wonderfully complemented by 5-inch Full HD IPS-screen, high-performance processor MediaTek MT6595M, the main 13 megapixels camera and a number of other equally interesting features, which we will discuss below. The specs:
Tablet Lenovo TAB A8-50: review and testing
Competition among the available tablets is gaining more and more every day. The model range of any self-respecting manufacturer includes more than one device, which cover a wide segment of the market. The company Lenovo being one of the leading developers in the field of computer technology, also could not stay away and presented to the public its vision of a relatively inexpensive, but at the same time multi-functional tablet.
In this article we will look at the model Lenovo TAB A8-50. Accroding to the price and capabilities, it should appeal to almost everyone judgment and demanding users. Is it really possible you learn from our further review.
Smartphone ZTE Nubia Z7 mini: review and testing
Over the past few years Chinese mobile phone manufacturers made a huge burst in development. Until recently their products had a plain design, low-quality build quality, slurred hardware and software with uncomfortable control aspect. The appearance of Android OS greatly simplified life of the creator of such devices and at the same time increased competition between them. "Fashion" OS applied in smartphones of world-known manufacturers strongly pulled Chinese devices in terms of functionality, but at the same time has increased demands to the hardware. The Chinese unnamed devices became popular for user with higher demands in terms of performance and design.
After a few years of competition for buyers in the domestic and foreign markets the Chinese smartphones were completely transformed. Companies whose names are in our area were not popular now offer phones with flagship systems, high-quality screen and uninteresting design. This is complemented by current versions of the Android OS with useful add-ons from the manufacturer and affordable price.
Against the background of bold newcomers more notable Chinese companies are in an interesting position. On the one hand, their image doesn’t allow to skim the cream like global brands, often offering overpriced smartphones with outdated features. On the other hand, they cannot make price dumping as the cost is higher than that of their younger compatriots with a small staff and advertising costs.
In such circumstances some Chinese brands try to offer smartphones with good quality equipment and technical support at a price slightly higher than "anonymous" devices, but much lower than that of identical offers from international companies. This class of solutions includes the smartphone ZTE Nubia Z7 mini. This model was bought by the author for personal use, and now will try to tell you about the pros and cons of this model.
Smart Watch and Phone: sWaP Social review and testing
Fiction of the past dreamed of a time when advanced technology will give people bright and unusual gadgets that provide unprecedented functionality. Movie characters certainly had a small device able to instantly process the vast amounts of information, or provide an advantage in battle.
And during last few years we have almost completely surrounded by high-performance mobile systems, thin and quite powerful smartphones, as well as a variety of other electronic gadgets. And due to the current trend toward miniaturization and the introduction of new technologies, we became the observers of the emergence of something extremely compact and rather unusual. And this is smart watch. The turning point in the industry was in 2013, when "arms race" had not only the world-famous industrial giants Apple, BlackBerry, Google, LG and Samsung, but other equally ambitious and persistent enthusiasts.
This time we managed to get quite interesting and very promising device in terms of the functionality Smart Watch and Phone sWaP Social. Unlike most of the competitors in the market, this model is not just a stylish accessory with a slightly expanded set of functions, but is a full-fledged smartphone in a compact wristwatch form factor. So let’s start our acquaintance with the detailed examination of the technical characteristics of the gadget.Read the full review >>>
Tablet PocketBook SURFpad 4 M: review and testing
The company PocketBook International, in our opinion, does not need any special presentation. Starting from 2008 (when the first electronic reader PocketBook 301 was released) and to present day professional development team never stopped to please loyal fans of the brand by qualitative multimedia devices and e-books. And more recently the company is actively gaining new market segment - the multimedia tablet PCs.
Regular readers, who are closely watching the daily news of our information portal, certainly know about the start of sales of the new series of tablets - PocketBook SURFpad 4. Therefore, we could not miss the opportunity to test one of these rather interesting devices. And for testing we have a model of the lineup PocketBook SURFpad 4 M, equipped with Retina-display with a diagonal of 7.85 inches and a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. In addition, the tablet has a number of additional features, which you can learn from our further review.The specs:
according to test results, the performance of the tablet is at a high level. eight cores paired with a good graphics accelerator is more than enough to meet almost all daily tasks, including to launch advanced mobile games. the device can easily cope with playback of various hd-content, as has the support of an impressive number of video and audio formats “from the box”.
Smartphone Sigma mobile X-treme PQ33: review and testing
Modern smartphone market offers an extremely wide variety of devices of different shapes, sizes, colors and technical configurations. In addition, it became quite popular to equip some solutions by protection against dust and moisture. A striking example is the top models Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Despite this, modern gadgets remain vulnerable even to minor mechanical effects, which require prudent care. While in most everyday scenario, it is quite possible, that in case of active life, sport or work under hazardous conditions (manufacturing, construction, mining, etc.) - it becomes extremely difficult. Protected smartphones offering increased resistance to external negative factors were created for such purposes. Typically, these devices cannot boast the best performance, which further limits the range of potential users. What would happen if such a protected case will have a considerable screen and efficient hardware platform combined with modern communication capabilities and technologies?
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM smartphone: review and testing
Last year Microsoft has completely closed the deal with the Finnish company Nokia concerning the acquisition of its mobile phone business. And in the end of the year the software giant released the first smartphone under its own brand Microsoft Lumia 535. Novelty has familiar design and relatively affordable price tag. Smartphone had visited our lab, so we are ready to share the results of own acquaintance with this model.
The device is the embodiment of the concept of “5×5×5”. Where the first five is the key integrated services and applications Microsoft (Skype, Office, Cortana, OneDrive and Outlook). The second and third five is a wide-angle 5-megapixel front camera and 5-inch IPS-display with qHD resolution. Lets’ start from the specifications:
Dell Venue 8 tablet review and testing
While modern mobile industry did not fully realize the idea of "designer" allowing users to choose the required components and characteristics of a new purchase, the manufacturer combines different strong and weak sides of future devices. As a result of this approach, not all the available tablets have a good ratio of advantages and disadvantages.
Tablet Dell Venue 8 at first glance should appeal to those users who don’t want to overpay for not always useful features, applications, and the extra power unit of hardware item. Characteristics of the device looks quite balanced, which should provide good performance on all fronts. So let's move on to the review, in order to find out what lies behind the numbers.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) smartphone: review and testing
he Korean company Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is one of the biggest and most famous players in the IT-industry. It does not need any introduction, as well as its range of devices Samsung Galaxy. The story of one of the most popular and most successful lineup of Android-devices dates back to 2009 with the launch of the first smartphone Samsung i7500. Now it has expanded considerably and includes not only smartphones, but also a number of other equally interesting devices such as: phablet, tablet, iPod, camera and smart watches. Therefore, the family of Samsung Galaxy has a division into subfamilies: Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Mega, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Player, Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy Gear. Due to this diversity lineup of "Galaxy" can meet the needs of most users. Howeverthe main business card of the Korean manufacturer is a series of smartphones Samsung Galaxy S, which with each generation takes up at all the successful practices of the company and successfully competes with the flagships of other manufacturers (primarily smartphones Apple iPhone). Therefore, the appearance of each new model is a significant event in the smartphone market.
This year (February 24) a new flagship smartphone of Koforean companie Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced. During the first month of sales the sold copies were more than 11 million. Thereby surpassing the 10% performance of its predecessor (Samsung Galaxy S4) for the same period. It should be noted that to achieve this level for the model Samsung Galaxy S3 the company spent 50 days, and the similar amounts of models Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S have been implemented during only five and seven months respectively.
We suggest to start form the technical characteristics: