Making a list of the best smartphones to buy is easy. But what about the worst? Check out the cell phones that are literally a bomb in your hands. Devices that promise a lot, but that can deliver a performance and use below the desired. Yes dear manufacturers, we have our eyes on the biggest tamarins of 2016.
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5 – Quantum FLY
O Quantum FLY is equipped with a good processor, the Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 (10 núcleos) and excellent RAM. The problem with the device is the construction. From the oddly toned screen, the speaker, and the harsh camera reviews, the Quantum Fly has been slammed in reviews on various websites and YouTube channels.
The result of the whole controversy is a device that is hard to find. As if that were not enough, the version of Android present in Quantum Fly, presents drops in performance. In Benchmarks it is excellent, but in daily use, and especially in gaming, the device stutters a lot. Something unjustifiable, because cell phones with an identical chip, like the Xiaomi Note 4, everything runs smoothly.
4 - LG K10 (2016 version)
When LG launched the R-10 at the beginning of the year 2016, it seemed like a good idea. However, due to the updates and evolution of the use of an Android smartphone, 1GB of RAM it's not enough anymore. For anyone buying a new phone today, the K10 is one of the worst purchases you can make.
There are a plethora of options in the same price range, but with much better performance. In addition to imported smartphones, the future ex-owner of an LG K10 can purchase tops from last year – from 2014 or even 2013 – that will perform much better than the limited K10. Here's a tip: cell phone with 1GB of RAM is no longer worth it.
3 – Lenovo Vibe K5
Lenovo Vibe K5 it's a good cell phone. FullHD canvas, 2GB of RAM, 1.4GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 405. All this for an affordable price. What could go wrong? Reply: Lots with lazy internal memory.
Many users report that the device's (internal) flash memory is too slow. Something that is proven with the use of applications that do this test, such as Disk Speed / Performance Test. Instead of 80MB/s write speed, batches with lazy memory register speed of 12 MB/s (worse than a lot of street vendor MicroSD card).
Don't worry, there's more! Worst of all is that if you are one of the “lucky”, the warranty does not cover the “defect”. For legal purposes, the smartphone is in perfect working order. That is, just in case, stay away from the Lenovo Vibe K5.
2 – LG G5 SE
LG F*cked it all in the launch of the LG G5. The Spanish version is so covered up that even our “brown” press had to complain. We received a G5 with a processor Snapdragon 652 and 3GB of RAM (the version law comes with Snapdragon 820 com 4 GB of RAM).
The result was the abomination called LG G5 SE. In addition to being expensive and with the performance of an intermediary, the LG G5 SE still had its module scheme (the highlight of the smartphone) canceled by LG itself, which came to use the term “failure“. Detail: the device was launched in April this year! What a disaster, eh LG!
1 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7
O Galaxy Note 7 It's easily one of the best smartphones of 2016, so why is it on the list? For one simple reason: you were risking your life by owning a Galaxy Note 7! That simple.
Samsung could not reverse the problem of batches with defective battery of the Note 7. And worse, the manufacturer ended the production and sale of the smartphone for not being able to identify the defect. Greatest incompetence impossible! O Note 7 fiasco is one of the biggest catastrophes of all time in the mobile market. a loss of 3.1 Billions of dollars caused by a single model that was less than 2 months on the market.
[originally published November 7, 2016]