When Smartphones Copy Each Other!

Objavljeno 2. jun. 2021
It's okay to copy... as long as you copy the good stuff. Then we all win.

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  • Love the buffhorses badge from donut media ♥️

  • How Americans pronounce the letter “Z” will never not be cringe.

  • When the copy brand makes it look better...

  • I don't know why he is praises that Copy Cat Phone..

  • Software update 1 2 3???

  • i don't mind when a company copies features of another company but they should at least credit them or at the very very least not act as if they invented a feature that has been around for years already.. looking at you apple

  • Im a fan

  • Brother 🥺please pump baby cake

  • ZTE is releasing updated phone this September with the name without 5G. It means they really listen to reviews like yours. Definitely they would have applied most of your recommendations.

  • Great artists DON'T copy or STEAL. They innovate and keep innovating and continue to be the true revolutionaries of our tech world.

  • Ch1nes3 doesn't have originality. They only know to copy.

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  • ZTE是中国的吧!!!!中国加油,华为加油,海思麒麟is the best

  • Thats why I'll choose Sony Xperia, high quality phone that copies no one, it doesn't even copy the over processed camera phones. Look at 99% of android phones, they all look the same and work the same, majority have holes in their display, this is what reviewers want consumers to use because they work for either Samsung or apple...companies just making clones lol

  • lol, I clearly thought that axon 30 ultra is actually note 20 from samsung

  • i have an axon 10 thats failing right now. I was debatin gon getting another axon from them but it looks like the zte usa site doesnt even offer them. Oh and i love your quote change lol

  • Cool shirt


  • Good video

  • Kinda obvious that china would copy others.

  • Quick drawer is already android 12 style...i am already liking it

  • Why iam remembering the iconic Mr. Bean meme after watching this video 😂😂

  • Used a note 20 ultra didn't notice a different other than the refresh rate once disabled can't make a difference between oneplus 6 and note 20 Moral of the story buy a Samsung A series 71 or 51/72 or 52 use it for 2yrs sell that repeat

    • @Roman Shocker What's wrong with Chinese phones? Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo etc. All make great phones at a lower price.

    • Thats why I got Sony Xperia 1iii, its so different and so fresh...the best part is it doesn't look like any android phones, plus it's not a Chinese phone like the rest .

  • the cameras are freaking trash, not worth 750$ this ZTE trash is only worth around 500$ at most 😒 at least it looks good but that only cause they bit the crap outta samsung 🤦🏽‍♂️ 🤔 but i wonder if a Gcam port can help the camera quality on it tho

  • I'm so grateful that you didn't reviewed OnePlus CE .. do it same with n200

  • I just got the s21 ultra and it is super crispy

  • Bro u have been reading stealing like and artists l am loving love it 😂😂

  • That what I’ve been wondering

  • The thing that gives me anxiety is my parents have iPhone 12 Pro Max’s, and they don’t have a password nor Face ID on it, the reason why is if one of them are sick or something, they can just quickly open the phone without doing the password or anything. While my phone, iPhone XS Max has a password with Face ID

  • Chinese copy everyone

  • 4:55 "Buff Horses" from Donut Media whaaaat

  • Samsung has followed all the wrong elements of iphones and are worse for them. no replaceable battery thus made obsolete soon after 2 years, no headphone jack, extortionate pricing. The ZTE isn't worth it either though for its shortcomings. no wireless charging??? i have had a note since the note 2 until i went for the s20 ultra and am disappointed. The camera has slowly got better but all those moments have passed now and the picture quality was crappy then, not now. tired of being ripped off.

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  • snapdragon is like the rothschild. whoever moves first or last. their chips in it.

  • What is the name of the widget in Note 20 Ultra?

  • It was acceptable until they started copying Apple's not including a charging port policy.

  • Marcus

  • ZTE is chinese

  • You know why regular users never mind the accidental touch you care so much about? Every single one of us uses a phone case. The touch you talk about in every video is non existent for us. Because we want to protect the phone and keep it for at least 2 years.

  • Here after a couple of weeks, im surprised nobody noticed how marques metions the discord server at 1:15

  • 9:47 there is a mistake Marques!

  • Copy, but evolve and refine. :)

  • Good point

  • Yeah it's a ok display and great phone for $750 dollars

  • That was so smooth how he talked about Nebula. Like are we not going to talk how smooth it was

  • 3:45 Roller skates for hands🤨😅

  • What’s crazy is that even though it’s made in a sweat shop in a first world country (China is a first world country lmao) and it’s still ducking expensive. Just as expensive as a laptop

  • According to My (by Year) ↓-ꈍᴗꈍ-↓ 2019: 64 GB (Edge of Okay) 😐 2020: 128 GB (Would be Appreciated) 🙂 2021: 265 GB (Need of the Year + Future proofed 2 yrs) 😀 2022: 256 GB works, 512 GB is preferred...😃 2023: Ideal 512 GB😁 ↑ If you can't afford take 256 GB😅 ↑ If you can afford take 1 TB😎 . 2033: 6-8 TB😯 .. 2044: 12-16 TB😧 ... 2055: 24-32 TB🧐 .... 2099: 128 TB🤯 When we look back and tell the 🌱 younger generations - 〈(•ˇ‿ˇ•)-↑ Once, upon a time there were phones with not just 512 GB storage, but 512MB as well... (⌐■-■) Younger Generation: Ahh they must be Black and White ones... (≧▽≦)

  • ZTE has copied MIUI too 😱

  • Did anyone notice that My OS has copied MIUI? 😅

  • Why don't u also do some reviews on cheaper phones like A52 or like a30

  • iPhone wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t copy from previous iterations. Now every manufacturer copies the iPhone. Just like that the damn notch.

  • he could have spoke about one plus , oppo copying too , just because they sponsor him and pay him, he always says they are great phones and neglect the fact they are the biggest copy cats

  • The number of cameras are increasing... 😮

  • If Samsung discontinues note lineup everyone will buy axon phones

  • This is called 'Classic Roast'

  • “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” - Picasso

  • Great background blur on the laptops 😉

  • Phones are great and all, but Buff Horses FTW 💪

  • I don't thinking so... I want to that they should do copy each other so that people afford this easily.

  • No to anything from China!

  • Did you notice? No ads 😳

  • @4:34... Who's roller skates⛸️?? 🤗. BTW, not just electronics, the fashion industry is notorious for that.

  • The motion graphics guy is killing it! 🔥

  • You speak so well and clearly, when I turned on auto subtitles it actually got every word right

  • 8:29 wise words

  • It's easier to cut coat of don't have R&D. & Here we are praising knock-offs.

  • can you say more about the S pen feature in ZTE?

  • Is ZTE still selling their products freely in the US? ZTE and Huawei stole user's information without permission and disclosed their behavior, then kicked out from the US?

  • Nice T-shirt!

  • I'll rather have a notch than that big UGLY camera bump.

  • we all know marques might talk about it this but then he'll go back to his iphone whatever that came out that year.

  • Not a hot take at all, competition is good for the industry for this very reason! We want companies to copy each other so in the end we get to pick the best option (or at least our personal favorite option). “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” -Steve Jobs

  • Interesting take. We're a business which regularly makes use of that first mover advantage - so it's weird to say this - but I think I agree? At least from the perspective of a customer/consumer

  • Wallpaper?

  • Marques, I already had to mute Rene Ritchie because his relentless in video adverts, please dont you start doing it too!

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  • "we don't need headphone jacks"

  • Sony should send you the Xperia 1iii

  • throw gcam on the zte and save money

  • 9:48 first time I see a small error in editing in marquis videos ... waooo

  • ZTE : Chineses copy and copy and copy without any shame......... a big shame on them..... since the copy, there is a cost reduction on R&D and design costs........

  • Lmao you got everything wrong in this review smh. The display on this one is really shitty considering the price range while you say that it's really good. The camera, on the other hand, are A grade and probably better than those on the note 20 ultra while your dumbass says otherwise. The sad part is that many people would consider buying or not buying this phone after watching this bullshit of a review you've put out.

  • Use a case on your phone and you won't have to worry about accidental touches

  • I'm not against copying personally, but please copy the good stuffs

  • The camera on phones are increasing. One day the whole back would be a camera

  • 4:55 Someone watches Donut Media! Respect

  • Good artists copy, great artists steal!

  • lol idk why marques is telling us to subscribe,like he normally doesn't🤔

  • 😂

  • "Gorilla glass back" that Phone is a big nono then haha.

  • Copying is fine !!! I also copy my friend's homework or assignments sometimes !!!! I am a great artist !!!

  • I've been watching this channel for years. Idk if back then I just was ignorant or what. But Marques sneaks in a some hidden jokes in his content... awesome

  • I don't think that those innovations and "homework" should be copy and everyone being like" just fine". To me, that's disrespectful to the original phone designer. (2 thoughts down below) 1. because those attempts and designs from smartphone companies really cost them, but the one who steals didn't give any credit to the innovators but compete with them, making the smartphone field fewer innovators like LG and HTC (I mean, in the early times...) but only copycats. 2. I don't like smartphones to be like clones...I think there is no "right way" or "correct way" to make a phone, each phone has its distinguishing feature and design (ideally) , and somehow shows your taste and style. You know, someone just like higher screen-to-body ratio and they can tolerate the hole-punch screen, but I rather have a lower screen-to-body ratio but plz plz plz give me a no hole-punch screen. It just a matter of taste, not something every company should copy. --------- I love my smartphone because of its uniqueness, characteristics, and the company's respect and work for the product, not the specs. And I admire the innovations and attempts from smartphone companies, every new innovation on their phones were big risks and they should be respected.

  • Wow i love the truckla shirt

  • where can I get that wallpaper?😘

    • really? 🐸

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  • Love the Truckla shirt!

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  • It is a hideous thing to do

    • @marqués brownlée✓ lmao I am not blind

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  • Tech products tend to be patented, from their physical designs to virtual software features. We went through a multi-year court battle with this previously. But of course, any Chinese company based on China can get away with this because no one dares entering a court battle in China because the courts are corrupt to take the Chinese side. Hence why you see more 'clones' today for the high-end devices than ever before. I don't agree with Marquees' opinion of 'copying' as a Designer, but frankly there is nothing we can do as long as the Chinese government favours its own over foreigners.

  • 11:11 - see it everywhere .