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Essential PH-1

Striving to be a market-mover, the Essential PH-1 banks on specs like a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge display and a dual 13-megapixel rear shooter to capture the hearts of the premium-phone market, but it has to struggle with a relatively-small 3040mAh battery, an awkward selfie camera placement, and the lack of memory-expansion options, as well.


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.

LG X Power 2

The LG X Power 2 unsurprisingly played its cards right with a 4500mAh fuel tank that doesn't come with the burden of too much bulk (The phone itself weighs 164 grams only) -- but it's not as strong in the performance and display specs arena, having only 2GB of RAM and a 267DPI screen.

BLU Studio Mega

The 6-inch BLU Studio Mega is a relatively-thick and heavy phablet for the kind of specs that it offers, which include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel main camera, and a 2500mAh battery (which we expect to somewhat struggle in fueling the big 720p display), among others.


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.

BLU Studio J2

The BLU Studio J2 is basically a low-end phone in premium-looking packaging -- with specs like a meager 512MB RAM, an 854 x 480 display, and a 2-megapixel flash-equipped selfie camera veiled in its metallic back cover.

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.

FIGO Virtue Pro

The 4-inch FIGO Virtue Pro takes "basic" to a whole other level -- with its 1GHz clock speed, 800 x 480 display, and 1400mAh battery all looking sub-par compared to even other budget smartphones' specs.

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.

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