The best Chinese smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652

We continue our series of smartphones with specific technical characteristics, inaugurated with the publication of that dedicated to the best Chinese smartphones with Snapdragon 820 e 4 GB of RAM. This time, however, we focus our attention on another processor, always at home Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 652, a high-end CPU Medium-High can guarantee a excellent balance between performance and price.

This processor is a octa-core, made with process a 28 nm, equipped with 4 Cortex A72 from 1.8 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 from 1.4 GHz and is supported by a Adreno GPU 510 to 550 MHz.

The phones we have chosen for this article are the Xiaomi Mi Max, Nubia Z11 Max, LeEco Cool1, Vivo XPlay 5 and, as an outsider as it is not produced in China, theAsus ZenFone 3 Ultra, which will soon be on sale officially in our country.

Xiaomi Mi Max

Xiaomi Mi Max

Memories and screen

This colossal smartphone at home Xiaomi It is mainly characterized by the use of IPS screen by well 6.44 inches with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel and a density of 342 PPI. The Snapdragon 652 is present in the variants from 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and in that from 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. In both cases the memory is expandable via micro SD renouncing one of the two SIMs.

The photographic sector

The phone is equipped with a main camera from 16 mega-pixels with sensor CMOS with opening f / 2.0, autofocus PDAF and Dual LED flash, capable of recording videos with resolution up to 4K, while the front camera is a drive from 5 mega-pixels with angle of 45°.

The other technical features

As for the other features on the device, this is made with one unibody aluminum body and, as is easy to imagine, it has particularly generous dimensions, of 173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm for a weight of 203 grams. The Xiaomi Mi Max It has a rear fingerprint reader, very precise but a little comfortable because of the size of the phone, there is the infrared door, the connector is Micro USB, Bluetooth 4.2 and it's Dual SIM Dual standby. Unfortunately, the 20 band.

The integrated battery is a unit from 4850 mAh that does not disappoint absolutely in use, ensuring about 7 hours and a half of active screen with heavy use. The pre-installed software is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the proprietary interface MIUI 8 which, thanks to the presence of one-hand mode, greatly facilitates their daily use.

Where and how to buy it

Just in these days there is a flash sale on the well-known international store GearBest which proposes the telephone, in the variant from 3/64, for a limited number of pieces in color silver (at the time of writing the article 52 phones are still available) a 236,59 € with shipping from China. The version from 4/128instead, it is sold on the same store in color champagne 319,31 €.

Nubia Z11 Max

Nubia z11 max

Memories and screen

Also in this case we are faced with a phablet, a sign that the main Chinese companies try to challenge themselves by proposing devices with comparable technical characteristics. This time, however, let's talk about a phone equipped with a screen from 6 inches, therefore smaller than the I Max.

The panel, this time a Super AMOLED (solution used for the first time since Nubia), presents a resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080, for a density equal to 367 PPI. The display frames are alone 1.32 mm, which provides the phone with a screen-to-body ratio of 83.27% and the particularly optimized size of 159.2 x 82.3 x 7.4 mm for a weight of 185 grams.

As for the memories, the phone is equipped with 4 GB of RAM LPDDR3 matched to 64 GB internal memory of type XMMUMX eMMC expandable via micro SD to 200 GB.

The multimedia sector

As usual for Nubia, the multimedia sector has been very well looked after thanks to the implementation of a dedicated audio chip and, as far as the cameras are concerned, the presence of one main room from 16 mega-pixel with sensor Sony IMX298, focal opening f / 2.0, autofocus PDAF and double LED flash and the front one from 8 mega-pixels with focal opening f / 2.4.

The other technical features

The body of the phone is entirely made of metal, in the colors Bianca e golden and it presents a rear fingerprint sensor. As for connectivity, we have dual support SIM LTE (both in Nano format), the possibility of using the technology Volta, Bluetooth 4.2, the door USB Type-C as well as the FM radio.

Speaking of autonomy, this is guaranteed by a battery 4000 mAh, with quick charge Quick Charge 3.0 and technology NeoPower 2.0 for energy saving. The pre-installed software is based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 in proprietary customization Nubia UI 4.0.

Where and how to buy it

Il Nubia Z11 Max is, currently, available to purchase only for import from China a 302,74 € su GearBest but, with the recent opening of the official Italian store NubiaMobile.it, will soon be available also in ours Country, with Italian warranty and repairs in Italy, even if the price at which it will be proposed has not yet been disclosed.

LeEco Cool1

Cool1 Coolpad LeEco

Display and memories

With this device, born from the collaboration between LeEco e Coolpad, we move to the scope of smartphones with IPS screen from 5.5 inches with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels for a density of 401 PPI.

Il LeEco Cool1 is proposed in well 3 variants with memory cuts from 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB ROM, 4 / 32 GB e 4 / 64 GB not expandable.

The photographic sector

Some of the most interesting features of the smartphone definitely belong to its multimedia sector. Interesting is the presence of a double rear camera from 13 mega-pixels, structured as on Huawei P9 color sensor and one in black and white, with opening f / 2.0. The front camera is, however, a unit from 8 mega-pixels with angle of 80°.

The other technical features

Il Cool1 it was made in magnesium alloy, the overall dimensions are of 152 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm for a weight of 173 grams. Not missing the fingerprint reader, inserted posteriorly as usual for LeEco and, as far as connectivity is concerned, we find a door USB Type-C, infrared sensor, Bluetooth 4.1 and dual support Dual SIM stand-by (not present the 20 band) and technology Volta.

The autonomy is guaranteed by a large battery well 4060 mAh with fast charging technology Quick Charge 3.0. The pre-installed software is Android 6.0 marshmallow with proprietary customization EUI OS 5.6 which unfortunately presents many of the integrated services of LeEco, not usable in our country.

Where and how to buy it

Currently it is not possible to buy the smartphone in our country and even in the Chinese stores only the variant from 3 / 32 GB in silver color. On GeekBuyingfor example, the device is proposed a 174,37 €.

Vivo XPlay 5

Vivo Xplay 5

Display and memories

In spite of the presence of a processor not exactly from top of the range, this Vivo XPlay 5 presents many technical features and a decidedly higher price than average.

The present panel is a unit Super AMOLED da 5.43 inches with resolution 2K 1440 x 2560 pixels and a density of well 567 PPI, protected a glass with double lateral curvature that, unlike what happens on the Galaxy Edge S7, does not offer any smart functionality but is characterized only as a design note.

As for the memories, the version that we present for our comparison is that equipped with 4 GB of RAM and well 128 GB internal memory (not expandable), since the variant Elite, Equipped with 6 GB of RAM, has a different processor, lo Snapdragon 820.

The photographic sector

Also in the case of the Vivo Xplay 5 we see the presence of a main camera from 16 mega-pixels with sensor Sony IMX298 with opening f / 2.0 with dual LED flash, while the front camera is a drive from 8 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.4.

The other technical features

The smartphone is made with a body entirely made of aluminum and on the back we find a fingerprint reader. Its dimensions are of 153.5 x 76.2 x 7.5 mm for a weight of 167 grams.

Regarding connectivity, the phone has theNFC, the Bluetooth 4.0, of the connector Micro USB 2.0 and FM radio, unfortunately it is missing 20 band LTE. Speaking of autonomy, this is guaranteed by a unit from 3600 mAh that, in spite of the presence of a screen 2K, has proved to be more than satisfactory.

The operating system pre-installed is Android 6.0 Marshmallow with proprietary customization Funtouch OS 2.6.

Where and how to buy it

It is possible to buy the Vivo XPlay 5 in golden color directly from Italy, with Italian warranty and repairs carried out in our country, on TopResellerStore per 619 €.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

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Display and memories

Just in the last days Asus has announced its full range of Asus ZenFone 3. Among these is the phablet, with particularly generous dimensions, ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL). This device is characterized by the presence of an IPS display from 6.8 inches with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels for a density of 324 PPI, protected by a glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The phone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, expandable through micro SD (to the detriment of the possibility of inserting a second SIM).

The multimedia sector

The audio sector is very interesting, characterized by a double speaker SonicMaster 3.0 with technology DTS Headphone: X to 7.1 channels Surround sound. This phablet has a rear camera with sensor Sony IMX318 da 23 mega-pixels, with opening f / 2.0 e OIS a 4 axis and a front camera from 8 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0 and angle of 85°.

The other technical features

The smartphone is equipped with a unibody body in aluminum alloy and its dimensions are, of course, quite generous in the face, but of a particularly contained thickness: 186.4 x 93.9 x 8.8 mm for a weight of well 233 grams. The fingerprint reader it is placed in the central home button.

Regarding connectivity, the phone has the Bluetooth 4.2, of the connector USB Type-C and FM radio and infrared sensor. The 20 band of LTE is fully supported. Autonomy is guaranteed by a unit from 4600 mAh with the possibility of quick recharge Quick Charge 3.0 and, thanks to the presence of the reverse charge, the phone can be used to charge other devices.

The operating system pre-installed is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with proprietary customization ZenUI 3.0.

Where and how to buy it

It will be possible to buy theASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra with a recommended price of 649 € from the end of October directly in Italy, even in physical stores.

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