1 Infinix Note 4
The Infinix Note 4 was the company’s improvement over their Note 3 series from the previous year. Even though a lot of punters argue that this phone was a drab over its predecessor, it still manages to impress.
The first on the spec list is a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen and a back panel that is made out of plastic. In a time when premium devices were getting the metal treatment, that is a drawback. Under the hood, we have an octa-core 1.3GHz processor with 3GB of RAM on an internal storage space of 32GB.
On the back of the smartphone is a 13MP sensor with single LED flash. On the front, we have a home button which also doubles as the fingerprint sensor and an 8MP sensor to match. Powered by a non-removable 4300mAh battery, the device comes with Android 7 Nougat which can be improved to Android 8 should the user want that
2 Ouikitel K5000
Another 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels comes with the Ouikitel K5000, ensuring a crisp display on the unit. It is also powered by an octa-core processor which can reach a clock speed of 1.5GHz. When it comes to CPU memory, a 4GB configuration blows everyone else out of the water.
That is then aptly complemented by a massive 64GB internal memory space. Also powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, the back of the device sees a single camera rated at 16MP while selfie users are treated to a big 13MP sensor.
Delving further under the hood, we have a 5000mAh to keep the lights on for this dual SIM unit. Sadly, fingerprint support does not come with the smartphone neither does it make use of any other biometric sensor.
3 Tecno Camon CX
Continuing the camera-centric smartphone launch from Tecno is the Camon CX. The first point worthy of note on this unit are the impressive cameras – 16MP on the front and another 16MP sensor out back, both coming with their own flashlights.
Asides that, the 5.5-inch FHD unit still impresses in a variety of other sections, some of such being the offering of an octa-core processor that clocks at 1.5GHz, marrying of 2GB RAM to 16GB ROM and the addition of a fingerprint sensor for added security. Running on the Nougat, this device will be powered by a 3200mAh battery and support the use of dual SIMs.
4 Gionee X1s
When Gionee launches a unit, they usually go all out. That is the same kind of engineering resilience that they have demonstrated in the Gionee X1s which has such reports as a 5.2-inch screen, 3GB RAM and an octa-core processor that clocks up to 1.5GHz on its spec sheet.
The only thing we were not impressed with was the decision to go with 16GB ROM. However, that won’t be a major issue since the user can choose to expand this (up to 256GB) by the use of a dedicated microSD card slot.
Gionee X1s focuses more on the selfie camera than the back snapper, providing a bigger 16MP on the front as compared to 13MP on the back. While both will handle camera and video functions well, Android Nougat 7.0 is thrown at the heart of affairs. Of course, that has been adapted to the company’s own skin to run as Amigo OS instead. We don’t get a fingerprint sensor, but we do get a massive 4000mAh battery to keep the lights on.
5 Leagoo S8
Leagoo S8 has been the buzzing smartphone on e-commerce websites and stores for a while now and that is not without reason. Made to be the competition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (a tall challenge, we must say), the Leagoo S8 impresses with such specs as a 5.7-inch screen developed on the latest 18:9 aspect ration and a quad camera setup. You did not read that wrongly – this smartphone has a total of 4 cameras and they are all amazing.
On the front is a 3D curved screen glass and above that are the 8MP + 2MP cameras. The back plays house to not only the dual 13MP + 2MP sensors but a fingerprint sensor for added security. If we haven’t mentioned this already, now might be a good time to let you know that the smartphone is nearly bezel-less too.
Powered by the kind of octa-core processor that gives you as much as 1.5GHz in clock speed, the S8 brings a 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM configuration on board. Running Nougat 7.0 out of the box, the device will pull its power from a decent 2940mAh battery.