Okay, enough griping about Google iPhone wannabes… Here’s a new video by Michael Fisher featuring five pretty great mid-range phones—actually, this one only really focuses on three, as the Moto Z Play and OnePlus 3 have already been reviewed on that same channel.
Rather than just share the video and be done with it I’m also linking to some other reviews of these same devices and, as a bonus for my fellow modders, bootloader unlock information where available. Enjoy!
Alcatel Idol 4S
Alcatel Idol 4S review: Getting the most from the mid-range – Android Central
Alcatel Idol 4S review: Too much money for too little phone – Android Police
Huawei Honor 8
The Huawei Honor 8 Review – AnandTech
Bootloader is unlockable with code from Huawei – see this XDA thread.
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play review: The best phone you’ll probably overlook – Android Central
Moto Z Play review: the best battery life – The Verge
Bootloader unlockable with code from Motorola – see this link.
OnePlus 3 review: Learning how to cut the right corners – Android Police
OnePlus 3 review: lessons learned – The Verge
Bootloader is unlockable via fastboot oem unlock.
ZTE Axon 7
ZTE Axon 7 review: Mostly good hardware, but bad software – Android Police
ZTE Axon 7 review: Can’t quite kill the flagship killer – Mobile Syrup
Bootloader is unlockable with permission from ZTE – see this XDA post.