MAZE Alpha X is a new smartphone that comes with a design that almost reminds me about the iPhone X. It goes all the way to the top on front side but doesn’t feature the bump you get on the iPhone! It also doesn’t go all the way to the bottom but comes with a home button.
Main specs: 6.0 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, LG screen, MTK6757 Chipset, Octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, Android 7.0 Nougat, 8.0MP Front camera for selfies + Sony IMX219 and 16.0MP Rear camera that has AF and OV16880!
The internal storage on Alpha X is 128GB and it even has support for a TF card up to massive 256GB. That is plenty of storage potential for anything you can imagine! But not sure if you could install apps on the SD card!
This phone comes with support for 4G as well which is great because it means your downloads will be fast if your carrier comes with 4G support.
The battery on inside comes with 3900mAh! Which is more than what Samsung and Apple gives you! Sadly you cannot remove it. This phone comes with 3.5mm audio jack support.
The screen to body ratio on front side is 89.6%. And it has FHD+ resolution! Very glossy on the back side. Great for people that like shiny phones. It reminds me a bit about Huawei Honor 9.
Sadly Alpha X doesn’t have a rear fingerprint scanner. I prefer that location when it comes to unlock my phone! It’s nice how it packs an LED notification light on the front side. A cool feature to see notifications with.
Great how they use the latest Type C as a USB connector. That cable is easier to plug in because it’s reversible. Overall I think many will buy this device because it’s designed pretty awesome. And good for people that still want a home button on the front side!
Lenovo has a new cool low end smartphone being called K320T. It comes with fingerprint sensor at rear side and even a dual rear camera at the top back corner.
Main specs: 5.7 inch Display, IPS screen type, 1440×720 pixels screen, Android 7.0 Nougat, SC9850K Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 16GB Internal storage, 2GB of RAM, TF card support up to 128GB, Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, Plastic shell, Black colour and 4G connectivity!
One downside you quickly can see with K320T is only 2GB of RAM. Many phones at this price range comes with 3 or 4GB of RAM. But Lenovo is a premium brand so they are charging a bit extra.
In terms of camera first you get a 8.0MP front camera with F2.2 aperture. On the back side you find 8.0MP + 2.0MP lens with F2.0 and F2.2. Other features include auto focus, LED flash and video recording with 720p at 30 frames per second.
The battery they pack on inside has 3000mAh! It’s a pretty thin phone with only 8.5mm thickness and low 153 grams weight.
This device will probably not be that great for gaming. But for web browsing it will be awesome because of the large display. And for taking pictures I’m sure it will deliver great results. 4G phones mean fast data speeds. So apps will be downloaded fast! In a few years we will see 5G be rolled out. It will be mega fast…
I like the curved back design K320T comes with. So it will feel great in hand. And this is a good phone for someone that miss plastic. These days most phones are going over to metal. But plastic is still awesome and something many people want to have on their phone! Like the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4. They all felt great in hand.
CUBOT X18 Plus is a nice upgrade from the standard X18 that I talked about a few months ago. This one comes with improved specs!
Main features: 5.99 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, MTK6750T Chipset, 1.5GHz processor which is Octa-core, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, 8.0MP front camera, 0.3MP + 16.0MP dual rear camera and Dual SIM Card Dual Standby!
Another good thing about CUBOT X18 Plus is how it comes with 4G support! The battery has 4000mAh! Which is very impressive. More than what Apple and Samsung gives you. But you cannot remove it which is a bit sad.
I like how there is a distance between the fingerprint scanner and the camera on the rear side. They learned from the mistake that Samsung did! On the back side you can see the phone is rounded for a nicer grip.
It comes with standard features that can be good when you are exploring the world like GPS and A-GPS. The SIM card size is Nano. SIM cards have truly gotten smaller over the years!
A good thing with CUBOT X18 Plus is how it packs 3.5mm audio jack. Something that is becoming rare that a phone has in 2018. I hope the dual rear camera craze goes away in a few years. I really don’t see why it would create that much better phones.
Mainly probably just a gimmick. Many phones these days jump on the latest trends but in a few years people get bored of it. I think the phone companies should look at what their users want instead. Apple for example should open up iOS and let the open source community explore the OS more so they can create Cydia tweaks. People loved iOS when they could do that! That was back in 2009. Since then Apple has become more boring and closed their OS more.
Elephone U is a new smartphone with an all-screen display on front side. It has a very modern look. A few months ago I checked out the Elephone S7 which was a nice Galaxy S7 copycat phone.
Main specs on Elephone U: 5.99 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection, MTK6737T Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, Android 7.1 Nougat, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, 8.0MP Front camera, 13.0MP + 13.0MP Back camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE support!
As you can see Elephone U comes with some great specs. Especially when it comes to the camera section. The GPU on the inside is the powerful ARM Mali-G71 MP2 variant. In terms of storage you will be able to expand it with a TF card up to 128GB! Great if you are planning on storing lots of phones. Then you can use internal more for high end games to use the GPU to the maximum. And great games take up more space!
The battery on the inside has 3620mAh! Which is more than what Galaxy Note 8 gives you. Sadly you cannot remove it. Another awesome feature is Face Unlock. Just like Galaxy S8 and iPhone X comes with!
In terms of Android version it’s running on in the future that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. It’s nice how the front display is a bit curved for a cool effect.
The camera on Elephone U comes with all the standard features you love as: PDAF, Bokeh effect and super night image! The Bokeh effect will create a DSLR camera effect with blurred background! This make it look very professional!
The back side of this phone reminds me a bit about ASUS ZenFone 3. It’s a bit glossy. Might become a fingerprint magnet! But the main beauty here is the front all screen display.
OUKITEL U18 is a new smartphone that has a design that reminds us about the iPhone X! On the front side you could see that it features the bump at the top! iPhone X was Apple’s first phone coming with that all-screen display. Let’s see what OUKITEL gives you here.
Main specs: 5.85 inch Display, 21:9 aspect ratio, Face ID, 1512×720 pixels, Android 7.0 Nougat, MT6750T Chipset, Octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali T860 MP2 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, TF card support up to 64GB, Black/Blue colour edition, VoLTE and 4G connectivity!
On the back side of OUKITEL U18 you could see that it looks like a Huawei Mate 9. Which is my favourite phone to this date. And on the front you get that fresh new expensive Apple iPhone look. It doesn’t pack any home button.
The main camera on rear side is a dual variant with 16.0MP + 5.0MP lens, on the front side you can find a 13.0MP selfie variant. If you want to listen to music then you need to use a type C port not 3.5mm jack. This can become annoying for some people.
I like how it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back side. A feature most phones these days packs. Even the lower end devices. The battery comes with massive 4000mAh! And it’s even using Quick Charge with 5V-2A output.
OUKITEL U18 is a pretty thick phone would like to see it slimmer. It’s 10mm in thickness. And the weight is heavy too with 213 grams. This is probably because of the big internal battery. You get an adapter if you want to listen to music. It even packs a TPU case if you are interested in those things.
If you use an iPhone launcher in the Play Store then most people will believe you sport the latest iPhone X. Which can be a bit fun!