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The ZTE ZMAX Champ is an LTE-enabled smartphone that's designed to attract the basic market with a set of mostly-average specs -- with its most noteworthy feature being a 3080mAh battery that supplies 20 hours of talk time.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

The Z2 Play improves the current modular-phone lineup from Motorola by shaving off some thickness and weight (It's only 5.99mm-thin and weighs 145 grams), but it also strives to impress by banking on specs like a 12-megapixel rear camera, an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU, and a maximum of 4GB of RAM.


The HTC U11's list of good points, which are led by a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, a 2.45GHz processor, and the squeeze-activated feature Edge Sense, appears promising despite of it having to deal with a less-impressive 3000mAh battery.

LG Stylo 3 Plus

In spite of having promising specs like a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3080mAh battery, this phablet's make-or-break trait appears to still be the Pen Pop 2.0 feature, which has been designed in hopes of enhancing the usability and experience of its stylus.

ZTE Prestige 2

Specs like its 1.1GHz CPU, 854 x 480 display, and 2035mAh battery are all clear indicators of its being a basic phone, but the Prestige 2 still strives to entice a portion of the budget market by banking on its 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

Alcatel Pixi Theatre

The six-inch Alcatel Pixi Theatre, marketed mainly as a budget option for fans of large phone displays, offers several promising specs like 2GB of RAM, a 2580mAh battery, and a Dragontail glass screen, all of which coexist with less-impressive features like a 2-megapixel selfie cam and a CPU speed of 1.1GHz.

Vivo Y66

The Vivo Y66 has a 3GB RAM, a 32GB Memory, and a 3000mAh battery as some of its main specs. This 5.5-inch phablet also sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera, as well as a 13-megapixel rear snapper.

LG Fortune

The LG Fortune projects itself as an inexpensive smartphone with a relatively-good 5-megapixel selfie camera, promising longevity (as seen on its 14-hour talk time and 25-day stand-by), and 1.5GB RAM, but it struggles with specs like a 1.1GHz processor and an 854 x 480 display.

LG Phoenix 3

Nothing particularly stands out in the Phoenix 3's specs list except for its 5-megapixel front camera (which is equipped with several features, such as selfie light) and thin 0.3-inch body -- both of which attempt to counter the potential disappointment brought by its 5-inch 854 x 480 display.

ZTE Blade Max 3

To state the obvious, this phablet largely banks on its sizable 4000mAh power tank and 6-inch 1080p display to attract potential buyers -- but specs like its promising 2GHz processor, dual 13-megapixel rear camera, and relatively-small 16GB ROM deserve attention, as well.


This phone, as its name suggests, sports an upsized 3990mAh battery and a six-inch FHD display -- although its other specs, like its 1.4GHz processor speed, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, and 2GB of RAM, are undoubtedly more on the modest side.

Alcatel A3 XL

The Alcatel A3 XL is a six-inch smartphone that targets the budget buyer who might enjoy specs like a fingerprint scanner and a front-facing camera flash -- settling with a sub-par 1.1GHz clock speed and a rather-murky 245DPI display in the process.

Sony Xperia L1

The Sony Xperia L1 suffers issues relating to its 5.5-inch 720p display (that lacks sharpness at 267DPI) and relatively-bulky exterior (weight and thickness-wise), which it hopes to make up for through the 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie sensor that it sports.

Alcatel A3

The Alcatel A3 does not impress much when it comes to its rather-small 2460mAh battery specs and 1.25GHz processor (which, by the way, is below the average across all phones as of this writing), but it does have the strength of having a few youth-oriented features like Face Mask and Face Show on its selfie cam (both of which offer live filters) and a fingerprint-activated Private Mode.

Alcatel U5

With basic specs like a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, and an 854 x 480 display, the Alcatel U5 seems billed as a budget option for buyers who want to enjoy LTE and additional selfie options on their phones, all while minimizing other features.

BlackBerry Aurora

A 4GB RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera make the headlines of the BlackBerry Aurora's specs list, a 5.5-inch large smartphone that also includes a 32GB memory, a 3000mAh battery, and dual-sim capability as other key features.

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro

The Galaxy C5 Pro boasts of multimedia and multitasking-friendly specs like a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel front and main cameras, and a 424DPI Super AMOLED screen -- which are all powered by an unimpressive (for an upper-mid-end smartphone) 2600mAh battery.

Huawei P10 lite

In the P10 lite smartphone, Huawei chose to invest in performance specs (as seen in its 2.1GHz max clock speed and 3GB to 4GB of RAM) and a sharp 424DPI display, all while settling for an unimpressive-but-acceptable 12-megapixel rear camera and 3000mAh battery.

Vivo Y25

The Vivo Y25 lies low when it comes to specs. The 4.5-inch smartphone insists on not impressing us with features such as a 5-megapixel rear camera, a gigabyte of RAM, and a 1900mAh battery.

LG K20 V

This smartphone doesn't have the best display (Its pixel density is an underwhelming 277DPI) around and its 31-hour usage time may be a bit lacking, but it does offer respectable camera specs in exchange -- banking on a 13-megapixel sensor for its main shooter and a selfie light-equipped 5-megapixel camera on the front.

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