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The best smartphones in May


are presented at the beginning. Therefore, in the past month, relatively few devices were announced. However, among the new products in May, there are a number of devices that deserve attention. It is worth remembering at least the HONOR X10 with a pop-up camera or the expected LG Velvet with a 5G modem. Let's talk about these and other models in more detail.

Inexpensive HONOR X10

Already, users (so far only Chinese) can purchase the HONOR X10 smartphone in the retail network. Now, not the HONOR 10X, but the X10. With this model, the company introduced such an innovation.

The device, like its predecessor, has retained the main feature of the model: the presence of a retractable selfie camera. Therefore, it has a completely "clean" screen with minimal bezels. The device also boasts a 90-Hz screen and a touch layer with a polling rate of 180 Hz, which provides a smoother picture and faster response to touch.


The basis of the hardware filling of the smartphone is the Kirin 820 chipset with 6/8 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal memory. The presence of the 5G module will allow using the novelty to work in the latest generation networks.

HONOR X10 cannot be classified as a camera phone, but its photo capabilities are not bad. This is facilitated by the presence of a Sony IMX600 RYYB sensor with a resolution of 40 megapixels, which performs the work of the main sensor. It is especially worth noting the capabilities of the new items in the AIS Super Night Scene 2.0 mode. Its presence allows the smartphone camera to capture more light at night and produce clear and high-quality footage.

Autonomy is provided by a 4300 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 22.5 W.

LG Velvet with widescreen

The main feature of the first device in the new line of LG Velvet is the presence of a widescreen 6.8-inch POLED-screen with an aspect ratio of 20.5: 9 and a waterdrop-shaped notch for the front camera.


The "heart" of the device is the Snapdragon 765 chipset with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The smartphone also received a 5G modem and a 4300 mAh battery that supports fast and wireless charging.

The advantages of the device include the presence of protection of the case against dust and moisture according to IP68 and MIL-STD-810 standards. The main camera here consists of three sensors with a resolution of 48, 8 and 5 megapixels. It got digital stabilization and video speed control.

Two Meizu: 17 and 17 Pro

The flagship of the Meizu 17 brand is equipped with a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with thin bezels and a small hole for a selfie camera. At first, it was announced that the refresh rate of the screen is 90 Hz, but after the release of the device, an update became available, increasing this indicator to 120 Hz.


The smartphone received a top-end Snapdragon 865 processor, which is assisted in its work by 8 GB of RAM (in the older version 8/12 GB). For data storage, there is a built-in storage of 128 or 256 GB.

Independence from an outlet is provided by a 4500 mAh battery. There is a 30W fast charger to charge it.

Additionally, the novelty is equipped with a vibration motor, support for fifth generation networks and stereo speakers.

The main camera is represented by four sensors, the main one received a resolution of 64 megapixels.

The Pro version of Meizu 17 differs by a different set of lenses and the presence of a 27W memory.

Poco F2 Pro

In fact, the new Poco F2 Pro is a global version of the Redmi K30 Pro, which was previously released to the users of the Middle Kingdom. One of the main nuances of the device is the presence of a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels. He also has no cutouts. The front camera is hidden inside the case. There is a special pull-out mechanism to activate it.


The device received the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, fast LPDDR5 RAM and high-speed UFS 3.1 storage.

He also has a camera with a 64 megapixel main sensor, which is capable of shooting from an ultra wide angle. She also has a macro mode and the ability to blur the background.

The battery with a capacity of 4700 mAh is responsible for the autonomy, supporting 30-watt fast charging.

Practical Redmi Note 9

The Redmi Note 9 smartphone has a 6.53-inch IPS screen with thin bezels and a hole for a selfie camera.


The core of the hardware stuffing of the product is the eight-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor with 3/4 GB of RAM. It is 20% more powerful than the Snapdragon 665, which was installed in Redmi Note 8.

The photo capabilities of the device are represented by a quad camera made in the form of a rectangle on its back panel. Its specifications are impressive: 64 MP (f / 1.89) + 8 MP (f / 2.2, 119 ° viewing angle) + 5 MP (f / 2.4, macro lens) + 2 MP (f / 2.4, depth sensor).

In addition to ultra-wide-angle shooting, the camera can take portrait and macro shots.

A battery is installed to match it. Its capacity is impressive: 5020 mAh. The manufacturer claims that the device can work up to two days on a single charge. It comes with a fast 18W charger.

Connoisseurs of the brand will like the built-in IrDA in the model, which helps to control household appliances. There is also an NFC module for contactless payment.

Lovers of listening to music files will love the built-in audio jack.

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Author: Jake Pinkman