3 Android Phones That Could Rival the iPhone X for Less Price

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The android market has always been a place for fierce battles among manufacturers of smartphones and over the years, the competition for customers has left us with similar phones from different companies. The battle for supremacy is not limited to the Android universe as the battle also involves Apple, the owner of the iPhones. Ever since the iPhone X was revealed and released, many Android companies have tried to replicate the product and offer a few more specifications for less price. While known brands like Samsung and Google Pixel have dominated the marketplace, below are three Android phones with specs and features that could rival the iPhone X. They are the OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Ulephone X.

These phones have good designs, have notch display, and their specifications are listed below.

Oneplus 6

OnePlus 6
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OnePlus smartphone 6 (OnePlus 6) is one of Android device that rivals the iPhone x and provides an excellent alternative to Android Users. Launched last month (May 2018) the smartphone has posed itself as an iPhone X rival with monster specifications. Having broken the company’s record in sales with over 1 million pieces sold in just 22 days, we can see that people love the OnePlus 6 (OP6). The notch display and face ID present in iPhone X is also present. The phone has AMOLED and Notch display, powered by Octacore Snapdragon Processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage, or 8GB RAM and 128/256GB of storage. The body build is 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio) and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and the cameras are Sony IMX519.

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Specifications

Network

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE
  • Sim Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
  • Display size: 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
  • Display Technology: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Platform

  • OS: Oxygen OS (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor Name/Technology: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core
  • Processor Speed: 4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB
  • External Storage: Nil
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Camera

  • Primary: Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (16 MP effective, f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Secondary: 16 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/3″, 1.0µm), gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC player
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0
  • NFC: Yes
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Battery Technology: Li-Po
  • Removable?: No
  • Fast Charging: Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)

Price: The OnePlus 6 is priced at $600 for the 256GB series

Redmi Mi 8

RedMi 8
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RedMi 8 was released earlier this month by Xiaomi as its 8th Anniversary flagship phone. Sold out in less than 90 seconds in China, the smartphone features face ID (it uses an advanced facial recognition feature that has been dubbed as “Infrared Face Unlock” and has been speculated to offer better facial recognition than other Android phones with face unlock feature) and Fingerprint sensor with the Notch Display that is also present in the iPhone X. The phone uses Artificial Intelligence features for photography with its  Sony IMX363 Dual 12MP rear cameras.

Specifications

Network

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE
  • Sim Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
  • Display size: 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density))
  • Display Technology: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Colours: Black, Blue, White, Gold

Platform

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10
  • Processor Name/Technology: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core
  • Processor Speed: 4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB
  • External Storage: Nil
  • Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Camera

  • Primary: Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Secondary: 20 MP (f/2.0, 0.9µm), 1080p
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC player
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0
  • NFC: Yes
  • 3.5mm audio jack: No

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Battery Technology: Li-Po
  • Removable?: No
  • Fast Charging: Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)

Price: the RedMi Mi 8 is priced at $418 for the 256GB series

Ulefone X

Ulefone X

The Ulefone X is the latest clone of the iPhone X released earlier this month by Ulefone. With 91% body to screen ratio, this phones happens to almost perfect the art of cloning. It runs Android 8.1 on 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt memory. The phone supports 360 degrees fingerprint recognition, face unlock and Qi Wireless charging and dual 4G SIMS, and it is the cheapest phone in this catalog.

Specifications

Network

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD LTE
  • Sim Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 150.93 mm x 73.41 x 9.0 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 217 g
  • Display size: 5.85 inches, (~91% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display Resolution: 1512 x 720 pixels
  • Display Technology: IPS, LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2.5D curved glass display
  • Build: rear glass
  • Protection: –
  • Colours: Black, White,

Platform

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor Name/Technology: MediaTek MT6763 processor
  • Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core
  • Processor Speed: 2.0 Ghz
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 770MHz, 2-Cores GPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • External Storage: Up to 256 GB
  • Sensors: G-sensor, P-Sensor, L-sensor, Gyro, Electronic Compass, Touch Sensor, Fingerprint

Camera

  • Rear: 13 MP(Interpolated to 16MP)+5 MP Dual Cameras, Sony IMX135, ƒ/2.2 large aperture, LED flash
  • Secondary: 8 Megapixels with F2.4 Aperture, LED Flash, Face Recognition, Interpolated resolution 13 Megapixels
  • Features: Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3, M4A, AAC, MKA, AMR, FLAC, APE, WAV
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11n 5GHz, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, with GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
  • USB: Micro USB v2.0 with OTG, Charging and Mass Storage Function
  • NFC: No
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Battery Technology: Li-Po
  • Removable?: No
  • Fast Charging: Quick Charge
  • Wireless Charge: Yes

Price: The Ulefone X is priced at $159

Here is a clip of the 3 smartphones pitched against each other

Do you think any of the phones above can rival the iPhone X? Let us know via the comment box. You can also check the Leagoo S9 specifications and see if it can rival the Ulefone X.