The largest exhi­bi­tion of mobile tech­nolo­gies was held in Barcelona at the end of Feb­ru­ary. It pre­sent­ed nov­el­ties among mobile devices, which we have been look­ing for­ward to since the begin­ning of the year.

So, were the expec­ta­tions jus­ti­fied, were the rumors con­firmed? What, besides smart­phones, will appear on the shelves?


It’s long past time for LG to take a small win and solid­i­fy its posi­tion in the mar­ket. That is why the G6 was born. Its pre­de­ces­sor LG G5, as we remem­ber, is a mod­u­lar smart­phone, but this char­ac­ter­is­tic has giv­en way to a tra­di­tion­al design in the G6. You can imme­di­ate­ly notice bor­row­ing from com­peti­tors in appear­ance. The dis­play is the most inno­v­a­tive ele­ment in the LG G6 — the 18:9 size promis­es great pos­si­bil­i­ties for graph­ics, apps and more. It’s a shame that the lack of OLED will pre­vent the LG G6 from being used with Day­dream, as oth­er­wise it would be ide­al for VR.

But in terms of mem­o­ry, LG has care­ful­ly approached the grow­ing require­ments of the buy­er: so the micro-SD card slot will allow you to increase the mem­o­ry up to 2TB. The bat­tery has a capac­i­ty of 3300 mAh. The smart­phone is equipped with two cam­eras, like the G5, but both of them have a res­o­lu­tion of 13MP. Plus, the LG G6 is a water­proof smart­phone.

In gen­er­al, LG does not break bound­aries and does not bring any­thing super new to the mar­ket, how­ev­er, this is more of a plus than a minus — now the com­pa­ny can focus on cre­at­ing and improv­ing the prod­uct that has become a for­mu­la for suc­cess for many com­peti­tors.

LG X Power2

Anoth­er nov­el­ty intro­duced by LG is the X Power2, capa­ble of work­ing with­out recharg­ing for up to two days with a 4500mAh bat­tery. This smart­phone has a very attrac­tive design. How­ev­er, com­pared to com­peti­tors, it has lim­it­ed mem­o­ry, and the screen res­o­lu­tion does not cause par­tic­u­lar­ly vivid emo­tions. A pleas­ant moment is a very high-qual­i­ty 13MP main cam­era and a 5MP front cam­era for self­ies.


Sony pre­sent­ed four new smart­phones at the exhi­bi­tion at once, two of which belong to the XZ series — a series of pre­mi­um devices, and two — to the XA series, which includes more bud­get devices.

The Sony Xpe­ria XZ Pre­mi­um is Sony’s new flag­ship, fea­tur­ing a 5.5‑inch 4K dis­play, Snap­drag­on 835 proces­sor, Android 7.1.1, and a water-repel­lent fin­ish. The design is quite in the style of Sony — more acute than many com­peti­tors.

The Sony Xpe­ria XZs is a rather pecu­liar com­bi­na­tion of more expen­sive and cheap­er mod­els from Sony. It is small­er than the rest of the series, and its char­ac­ter­is­tics are sim­pler: Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 820 instead of 835. Full HD dis­play has a diag­o­nal of 5.2 inch­es, the cam­era has the same 19MP matrix as on expen­sive Sony smart­phones. It will be inter­est­ing to fol­low the fate of this nov­el­ty and under­stand whether it will find its audi­ence and whether the man­u­fac­tur­er’s plan has suc­ceed­ed.

Sony Xperia XA1

The A1 series is designed for a younger audi­ence. The Sony Xpe­ria XA1 has a 6‑inch dis­play, which imme­di­ate­ly puts this smart­phone in the phablet cat­e­go­ry. The 23-megapix­el main and 8‑megapixel front cam­eras, 1080 screen res­o­lu­tion and 3GB of RAM pro­vide every­thing you need with­out going into flag­ship ter­ri­to­ry.

XA1 Ultra is a sim­i­lar mod­el, but its front cam­era has a res­o­lu­tion of 16MP.


Huawei has long con­firmed the par­tic­i­pa­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion of Huawei P10 and Z10 Plus at MWC 2017, so it’s safe to say that these new items were expect­ed. Huawei P10 — is on a par with com­pet­ing flag­ships. The design has been slight­ly changed — so that the smart­phone is now much more com­fort­able in the hand. The fin­ger­print scan­ner has moved to the front of the case, and a pow­er­ful Kirin 960 works inside. The cam­era has also been improved in the smart­phone — now the col­or cam­era has become 12-megapix­el, and the mono­chrome cam­era has become 20-megapix­el. The screen remains with Full HD res­o­lu­tion.

But the Huawei P10 Plus mod­el has a 5.5‑inch QHD dis­play. This mod­el is also dis­tin­guished by increased bat­tery capac­i­ty, more RAM and built-in mem­o­ry. The design of this smart­phone is eas­i­ly rec­og­niz­able as an iPhone influ­ence. Accord­ing to the sen­sa­tions and impres­sions, this is a real pre­mi­um smart­phone. The P10 Plus runs on the updat­ed EMUI 5.1, which is quick to respond to instruc­tions and per­forms well in tasks.


Announc­ing the ZTE Giga­bit mod­el, brand rep­re­sen­ta­tives said that it will become the fastest smart­phone in the world. It is clear that the com­pa­ny is already gear­ing up for the 5G gen­er­a­tion of smart­phones. ZTE Ggabit is still only a pro­to­type, but it already shows what the com­pa­ny is capa­ble of.

In the mean­time, ZTE Blade V8 Mini and ZTE Blade V8 Lite were pre­sent­ed to the vis­i­tors of MWC 2017. Mini is a more bud­get smart­phone with low tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, how­ev­er, excel­lent qual­i­ty and con­fi­dent use of proven tech­nolo­gies. Full HD dis­play, Android Nougat and so on.

The V8 Lite is a direct com­peti­tor to the Moto G5 and is essen­tial­ly a lighter ver­sion of the V8 Pro. The pic­ture is com­ple­ment­ed by a cam­era with a dou­ble lens, and a Full­HD dis­play.

Moto G5

Under Lenovo’s watch, Motoro­la has already built up a fan base with the Moto Z series. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are bud­get smart­phones that are ide­al for any­one who cares about the price/performance ratio. Smart­phones will be on sale in March.

G5 and G5 Plus are made of met­al, equipped with Android 7 and Full HD dis­plays. Both smart­phones work with Google Assis­tant and even become the cheap­est smart­phones that allow you to use this fea­ture. How­ev­er, it’s impor­tant to note that Motoro­la plans to sup­port Ama­zon Alexa in the future.

With the G5 Plus, you can use Android Pay.


The expect­ed return of Nokia to the mar­ket nev­er­the­less hap­pened and hap­pened on a large scale: the com­pa­ny intro­duced 3 new smart­phones and one old, well-known mod­el. All of them will be on sale between April and June.

The Nokia 6 has already launched in Chi­na, but now it’s poised to hit a wider mar­ket. The smart­phone is equipped with a Full­HD dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 5.5 inch­es, runs on a Snap­drag­on 430 proces­sor. The RAM has a capac­i­ty of 3GB, and you can store pho­tos and infor­ma­tion on 32GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. The main cam­era is 16MP, the front cam­era is 8MP. The smart­phone is also equipped with a fin­ger­print scan­ner and a 3000mAh bat­tery.

Nokia 5 is the mid­dle broth­er in Noki­a’s new prod­uct line. Almost all char­ac­ter­is­tics are the same as the sixth mod­el. The only dif­fer­ence is that the Nokia 5 dis­play is slight­ly small­er — 5.2 inch­es and has HD res­o­lu­tion. The main cam­era has a res­o­lu­tion of 13MP instead of 18, 2GB of RAM instead of three and 16GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry.

The younger broth­er is Nokia 3 with a 5‑inch dis­play, Medi­aTek quad-core proces­sor. Both cam­eras are 8 megapix­els, the bat­tery has a capac­i­ty of 2659 mAh, oth­er char­ac­ter­is­tics are sim­i­lar to Nokia 5.

Nokia 3310

The orig­i­nal mod­el came out 17 years ago and gained incred­i­ble pop­u­lar­i­ty. And now, in 2017, we again have the Nokia 3310, which has retained its orig­i­nal shape and style.

Of course, we will not see any touch­screen on this device. How­ev­er, the dis­play is in col­or. The phone has the same but­tons, a head­phone input, a microUSB input for a charg­er, and even the abil­i­ty to insert a microSD card, which will allow you to increase the mem­o­ry up to 32GB. Spec­i­fi­ca­tions have gone quite far from the orig­i­nal: the phone sup­ports 2.5G, is equipped with a 2‑megapixel cam­era and a very tena­cious bat­tery.

The phone will be avail­able in sev­er­al col­ors: the orig­i­nal blue-gray, yel­low or orange (warm red).

Haier L7 and Alcatel A5

Haier has intro­duced quite a smart smart­phone with decent spec­i­fi­ca­tions. 5.5 inch­es, Full HD, 3GB RAM, LTE, 3000mAh. Quite a high-qual­i­ty Android smart­phone for those who are not chas­ing new prod­ucts, but pre­fer decent tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Approx­i­mate­ly the same offers and Alca­tel A5. The only dif­fer­ence is that Alca­tel has dilut­ed the look of the smart­phone with LED lights on the back of the case. At the same time, the smart­phone itself is very afford­able and has a high-qual­i­ty HD dis­play.