When Smartphones Copy Each Other!
It's okay to copy... as long as you copy the good stuff. Then we all win.

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  • Kryan Kossin
    Kryan Kossin

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

  • ibraheem the gaming warrior
    ibraheem the gaming warrior

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  • hong yifan
    hong yifan

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

  • Roman Shocker
    Roman Shocker

    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

  • Tahsin The Gamer YT
    Tahsin The Gamer YT

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

  • dead chris bounce
    dead chris bounce

    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

  • Margax 151
    Margax 151

    Cool shirt

  • Jinesh Panchamia
    Jinesh Panchamia


  • Kyle D
    Kyle D

    Good video

  • NoSkill

    Kinda obvious that china would copy others.

  • zeeshan bage
    zeeshan bage

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

  • Pranav Chaturvedi
    Pranav Chaturvedi

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

  • Arnav Raj
    Arnav Raj

    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

    • DaBabySmokesWeedAndJimmySavilleSmokesBudWithMyNan

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

    • Roman Shocker
      Roman Shocker

      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

  • Ja

    I just got the s21 ultra and it is super crispy

  • Robert Marks
    Robert Marks

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

  • Vanessa Gawthorne
    Vanessa Gawthorne

    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

  • Dhashvin Deva
    Dhashvin Deva

    Chinese copy everyone

  • Enzo Zhang
    Enzo Zhang

    4:55 "Buff Horses" from Donut Media whaaaat

  • madonemt

    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.

  • Dev Lin
    Dev Lin

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  • DopestDope

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

  • 7 amed
    7 amed

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

  • Akshar Solanki
    Akshar Solanki

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

  • Jared Martinez
    Jared Martinez


  • Carlos Chau
    Carlos Chau

    ZTE is chinese

  • Johnny Jiang
    Johnny Jiang

    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.

  • Abeer Bhasin
    Abeer Bhasin

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

  • Rui Yu
    Rui Yu

    9:47 there is a mistake Marques!

  • James Macey
    James Macey

    Copy, but evolve and refine. :)

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    Good point

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

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

  • TheLegitRudy

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

  • All about phoneZ
    All about phoneZ

    3:45 Roller skates for hands🤨😅

  • Lucca Coscarelli
    Lucca Coscarelli

    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

  • The Peripatetic Accrescent
    The Peripatetic Accrescent

    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... (≧▽≦)

  • Gamitha Samarasingha
    Gamitha Samarasingha

    ZTE has copied MIUI too 😱

  • Gamitha Samarasingha
    Gamitha Samarasingha

    Did anyone notice that My OS has copied MIUI? 😅

  • UnKnOwN

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

  • Jean Vieira
    Jean Vieira

    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.

  • theaj kumar
    theaj kumar

    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

  • Read my ABOUT section PLEASE
    Read my ABOUT section PLEASE

    The number of cameras are increasing... 😮

  • Brandon

    If Samsung discontinues note lineup everyone will buy axon phones

  • kiran sk
    kiran sk

    This is called 'Classic Roast'

  • GR

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

  • Rebecca Meek
    Rebecca Meek

    Great background blur on the laptops 😉

  • Paraic Cullen
    Paraic Cullen

    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.

  • Prashant Haragapur
    Prashant Haragapur

    No to anything from China!

  • Saaqi

    Did you notice? No ads 😳

    • Elisha Vijoy
      Elisha Vijoy


  • 6100GG

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

  • Syed Taha
    Syed Taha

    The motion graphics guy is killing it! 🔥

  • Jay.Bee.

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

  • nibo_nie

    8:29 wise words

  • Jhon__

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

  • Vimal akya
    Vimal akya

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

  • Jam Bread
    Jam Bread

    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?

  • Kanyinsola Soyebo
    Kanyinsola Soyebo

    Nice T-shirt!

  • Saul Goodman
    Saul Goodman

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

  • Pete HrapStick
    Pete HrapStick

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

  • khalil mirza
    khalil mirza

    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

  • Sooraj S Hamilpurkar
    Sooraj S Hamilpurkar


  • Alex Craddock
    Alex Craddock

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

  • matt waldman
    matt waldman

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  • tutacat

    "we don't need headphone jacks"

  • KingKodiakBear

    Sony should send you the Xperia 1iii

  • Yusuke Urameshi
    Yusuke Urameshi

    throw gcam on the zte and save money

  • Krloz 10
    Krloz 10

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

  • Cuttest Pomeranian Simba Friends
    Cuttest Pomeranian Simba Friends

    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........

  • Niko Bellic
    Niko Bellic

    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.

  • KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin
    KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin

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

  • Fan Syo Yu
    Fan Syo Yu

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

  • Read my ABOUT section PLEASE
    Read my ABOUT section PLEASE

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

  • Adam

    4:55 Someone watches Donut Media! Respect

  • Hito157

    Good artists copy, great artists steal!

  • Ayaan Nawaz
    Ayaan Nawaz

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

  • Baddest Baddie
    Baddest Baddie


  • Kenzie Nakamura Satoshi
    Kenzie Nakamura Satoshi

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

  • Dhawal Madankar
    Dhawal Madankar

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

  • Neo Bongani
    Neo Bongani

    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

  • 范愷祐

    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.

  • Spymond România
    Spymond România

    Wow i love the truckla shirt

  • Nayem Hasan
    Nayem Hasan

    where can I get that wallpaper?😘

    • Nayem Hasan
      Nayem Hasan

      really? 🐸

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      marqués brownlée✓

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  • Lalong93

    Love the Truckla shirt!

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  • Nui Bui
    Nui Bui

    It is a hideous thing to do

    • Nui Bui
      Nui Bui

      @marqués brownlée✓ lmao I am not blind

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      marqués brownlée✓

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  • Saad Syed
    Saad Syed

    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.

  • Beatertech Beatertech
    Beatertech Beatertech

    11:11 - see it everywhere .

  • Commander Quest
    Commander Quest

    so what you're saying is don't copy the removal of the headphone jack and charger

  • JD Murray
    JD Murray

    Audio sounds extra crispy on this one…great video!

  • Brandon Lee Hall
    Brandon Lee Hall

    You should do a video on the best chargers out there. Is wireless charging worth it? Why do so many chorded charges stop working after a few months??? I love your videos, keep them coming

  • Wal Does
    Wal Does

    This video is just a reminder of how much the Note20 Ultra is the most luxurious looking like smartphone ever released.

  • Isaac Genesis
    Isaac Genesis

    MIUI have that software long time ago.. MIUI 12

  • Samo Zeal
    Samo Zeal

    9:48 jarring cut

  • Omar Bozzini
    Omar Bozzini

    Great! At the 1:11 minute there is a book with the “A” logo that is probably the Arnoldo Mondadori, the biggest publisher in Italy. I worked for long time there. Very emotional for me saw this logo. 🙂

  • Steven Lyness
    Steven Lyness

    It's a camera rectangle dude!! 😆

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    Youtube Premium

    Missing that spinning sandal experiment in the background....

  • Sampat Kedarisetty
    Sampat Kedarisetty

    Did you just quote Aaron Sorkin through Sam Seaborn from The West Wing? His line was "Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright." Worlds colliding!!!!