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Realme 7 Pro Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edFb3edLQaQ

Realme 7 Pro Full Specifications and Review

General

BrandRealme
Model7 Pro
Release date3rd September 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)160.90 x 74.30 x 8.70
Weight (g)182.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursMirror Blue, Mirror White

Display

Screen size (inches)6.40
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Aspect ratio20:9

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.5)

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinRealme UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.10
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Realme 7 Pro comes with the same mirror-split design on its back as we have seen in the Realme 7, but it’s a lot slimmer and lighter, even compared to the Realme 6 Pro. This feature makes it more comfortable to hold and use. The frame and back panel are made of plastic, even it is plastic the quality is very good and the phone feels sturdy. The matte finish means it doesn’t pick up fingerprints easily. Realme offers two colors Mirror Blue and Mirror White.

The buttons are well placed around the phone. At the bottom of the device, you get the standard headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker. The big feature to note on the Realme 7 Pro is the display. It’s smaller as compared to the 6 Pro at 6.4 inches, but it’s a Super AMOLED panel with a Full-HD+ resolution. Realme also mentions the use of Corning Gorilla Glass but doesn’t specify the version. The display is bright, colors are rich, all thanks goes to the type of panel, You can get an always-on display mode, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The latter worked well, and face recognition was quick.

Sadly the phone lacks a high refresh rate. The Realme 7 Pro comes with a 60Hz display, which is a little disappointing. I don’t think it’s a deal-breaker, but if you compare it with its predecessor which had a 90Hz display and so does its lower-priced sibling, the Realme 7, it feels a little incomplete. You won’t get any HDR10 certification, which is a big bummer.

REALME 7 PRO REVIEW

PERFORMANCE

The Realme 7 Pro performed well thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC as the 6 Pro. It’s still a good chip; it’s power-efficient and doesn’t heat up even when stressed. Realme offers two variants. The starting variant of the phone has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 19,999, while the top-end variant has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is priced at. 21,999. The RAM and storage of Realme 7 Pro are LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1. Realme claims that it is the first smartphone that passed TUV Rheinland’s Smartphone Reliability Verification tests.

Realme UI ran pretty smoothly. The phone never disappointed me, whether I was launching an app, switching between multiple apps, or playing a heavy game. The high refresh rate is missing here.
The Super AMOLED display is great for watching videos, and this experience was improved by the stereo speakers. The stereo effect is good, as the earpiece gets almost as loud as the bottom-firing speaker, and Dolby Atmos helps boost the volume and audio. Games ran pretty well on the device without any lag.

Realme 7 Pro Battery Life

Realme offers a 4,500mAh battery in its latest Realme 7 Pro, which on average easily lasted for more than one day. It shows promising results in the HD video loop test with the phone lasting a little over 22 hours. Charging is very fast. It takes barely any time to fully charge it too, thanks to the 65W fast supercharging adapter. The phone goes up to 87 percent in half an hour and took only 10 minutes or so to reach 100 percent. Really it is very quick.

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FINAL WORDS OF REALME 7 PRO REVIEW

After all the tests I think Realme has done a fairly good job in making the 7 Pro. It comes with some meaningful upgrades to the Realme 6 Pro in the form of an AMOLED screen, stereo speakers, and 65 watts faster charging. The primary rear camera has improved, thanks to the new sensor, but overall, I think all the cameras could still do better in low light. Don’t know ditching the ultra-wide-angle selfie camera was the best move, as unlike a depth camera,

Looking at the competitors in this segment, the Realme 7 Pro is not a clear-cut winner. It’s hard to ignore the good value offered by the Motorola One Fusion+, which has a pop-up selfie camera, a slightly faster SoC, and an HDR10-certified display. Poco is also gearing up to launch the Poco X3, and Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy M51₹ 22,499, both of which should fall in the Realme 7 Pro’s price category and make things a lot more interesting.

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Laptops

One Plus Nord Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn2R9wLSW-I

One Plus Nord Full Specifications

General

BrandOnePlus
ModelNord
Release date21st July 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.30 x 73.30 x 8.20
Weight (g)184.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4115
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursBlue Marble, Gray Onyx

Display

Screen size (inches)6.44
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9

Hardware

Processor2.4GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM12GB
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageNo

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.45)
Pop-Up CameraNo
Front autofocusNo
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinOxygenOS 10.5

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.10
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
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Design And Display

OnePlus has used a different design on its latest Nord, to differentiate it from the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Some aspects of the OnePlus Nord’s design are similar to the Oppo and Realme, and I’m not surprised, because they are all part of the same family. It has a new feature which is the alert slider, a similar layout for the buttons and ports, and yes, no headphone jack again.

The build quality is excellent with a polycarbonate body of the One Plus Nord. You will get the protection of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the device. I like the Blue Marble color on the Nord. You will also get subdued Grey Onyx color.

You can’t expand the internal storage as the SIM tray only supports two nano-SIM cards. This is not a cause of worry for the 128GB and 256GB variants, but If you are using a 64GB variant you might fall short of storage after a year or so, depending on usage. There is a surprise from OnePlus as it offers 50GB of free cloud storage for a year if you sign up for its Red Cable Club.

DISPLAY

OnePlus smartphones are known for their AMOLED displays and I’m happy to see that this also comes with the same display. The sides of the display aren’t curved like OnePlus 8, but there is a cutout for two selfie cameras. The size of the screen is 6.44 inches and has a Full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2400 along with a 90Hz refresh rate. If you want to tweak the colors you will get the option and you can also mask the camera hole with a black strip, if needed. It’s your choice.

OnePlus Nord’s display doesn’t have any color accuracy certifications, but it supports HDR10+. Overall it’s a good-looking panel, with deep blacks and punchy colors.

Talking about the box accessories you will get normal things like any other One Plus phone. There’s a silicone bumper case, a Type-C cable, a fast charger, and of course, stickers to show off.

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One Plus Nord Specifications

Nord is one of the very few phones to launch in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. This chip was announced last year along with the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. This processor has an integrated Qualcomm X52 5G modem and has inbuilt on the 7nm process. The processor promises that it has better processing capabilities and up to 30 percent faster graphics rendering than to the Snapdragon 730G.

Variants

You will get three variants of One Plus Nord in India. The first variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for Rs. 24,999; the second one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is priced at Rs. 27,999, and the top model is 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage will cost you Rs. 29,999.

The phone measures 8.2mm in thickness and weigh 184g. A single super-linear speaker at placed at the bottom, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, and face unlock authentication. It doesn’t have any official IP certification. The device comes with a 4,115mAh battery, with30T fast charging.

The OnePlus experience wouldn’t be complete without OxygenOS. Like the One Plus flagship phones Nord also has a very similar interface and features. There’s Zen mode, a built-in screen recorder, and you will get an option to customize the ambient display, fingerprint animations, etc. One Plus had promised to give software updates for two years and security updates for three years.

You will see some software changes in the OnePlus Nord, compared to other OnePlus phones. The biggest one is the use of Google’s stock dialler and messages apps instead of using its own OxygenOS. OnePlus wasn’t very clear on the exact reason for the change when asked about it but simply stated that the buyer would be more comfortable with Google’s solution.

Another small change has been made in the camera app. If you want to share your photo then simply you have to long-press to preview and choose the app to share with.

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PERFORMANCE

According to OnePlus, the Nord is also going to deliver the same experience as its flagship phones, and yes, it does a very good job. With regular usage,
you can’t find any difference between the OnePlus Nord and an OnePlus 8. The interface is very snappy, apps load very faster, jumping between two apps is a breeze.

The Snapdragon 765G is a pretty solid processor.
The OnePlus Nord did a great job such as Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile, using the highest visual settings in each title. The gameplay was smooth and you didn’t notice any unusual heating either. Face recognition is very fast.


The in-display fingerprint sensor worked very well. You just have to quickly tap to unlock the phone

Videos looked good on the OnePlus Nord’s display, especially HDR videos. The single speaker on the Nord is very loud, thanks to Dirac’s software enhancements.

Talking about battery life it was pretty solid throughout. On one charge you can easily go through one and a half-day. If you are playing lots of games and using the camera heavily then the battery will drain quicker, but I was still able to get a full day’s worth of use. In the video loop test, the Nord ran for about 14.5 hours, which is a good time.

According to me on average, I think most people would be happy with the mileage they get out of a single charge. When you are running low, the bundled charger is able to take the battery to around 93 percent in an hour, which is fairly quick.

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FINAL WORDS

With the launch of OnePlus Nord, it feels like OnePlus is going back to its roots. This is not a ‘flagship killer’ smartphone.
You can call OnePlus Nord as the OnePlus Lite or OnePlus 8 Lite. I think it is just a beginning by OnePlus, and hope so in the future, we could see more in this series, possibly targeting even lower tiers of the smartphone market. If you are currently using an older OnePlus smartphone, then the Nord should be a good upgrade for you.

I don’t think many people are going to see about the 800-series Qualcomm SoC, because, it’s really impossible to tell the difference. The shift from focusing purely on specifications in its products in the early days of the company, to the focus on the experience now, can be seen not only in the OnePlus Nord but also in its other products.

The OnePlus Nord is currently the most affordable 5G smartphone in the Indian market, which is a unique advantage for OnePlus. The competition is good, though. Smartphones such as the Redmi K20 Pro and the Realme X3 series offer a more powerful processor. The OnePlus Nord might not always match up to the competition on specifications alone, but when you take into account the software and promise of timely updates, it does make a very compelling case for itself.

I hope you liked the post and if you have any query feel free to comment below.

Checkout my previous post on M2 Pro.

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SMARTPHONES XIAOMI

Poco M2 Pro Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IP-zz5oir4

Poco M2 Pro Full Specifications

General

BrandPoco
ModelM2 Pro
Release date7th July 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)165.75 x 76.68 x 8.80
Weight (g)209.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5020
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursOut of the Blue, Green and Greener, Two Shades of Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.67
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)395

Hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core (2×2.3GHz + 6×1.8GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera16-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinMIUI 11 for Poco

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
poco m2 pro

Poco M2 Pro Design

Poco wants us to know the fact that the Poco M2 Pro is made in India, with labels on the front and back of the box. You will be surprised to see that the bundled charger has a ‘Mi’ logo on it and we are greeted by MIUI when we boot up the phone.

The smartphone has an attractive design and is well built, but it is very similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. On comparing both phones side by side, they appear to have the exact same body. Everything, including the buttons, ports, hole-punch in the display, and the rear camera are perfectly same. Poco has added a new angular striped pattern on the bottom three-quarters of the phone. The camera module has also had some changes. The M2 Pro comes with a P2i water-repellent coating, which is said to make it splash-proof.

The Poco M2 Pro is a little heavy and feels large in the hands. On the right side of the device, you will get a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button and it authenticates you with a simple tap. Volume buttons were placed on the opposite side of the device, as they are a little hard to reach. You will get a SIM tray on the left that supports two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. The headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker are placed at the bottom of the device, while on the top, we have a secondary microphone and an evergreen infrared emitter.

DISPLAY

Poco M2 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD display, with a special cutout for the selfie camera. Gorilla Glass 5 is used on the front, back, and the rear camera module. Most of the pre-applied screen protectors are really annoying, but the one on the M2 Pro is not intrusive. The display is quite bright, colors are punchy, and the Settings app lets you tweak the color profile.

One feature that you are missing is a high refresh rate. A 120Hz panel is one of the best features of the Poco X2, but the lower-cost M2 Pro gets a standard 60Hz display.

Overall, the smartphone feels very well built and looks good in blue.M2 Pro is also available in black and green color. Talking about the box accessories, you get a silicone case, charger, cable, and SIM eject tool.

Performance

MIUI and app performance are excellent. The thanks go to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. Yes, it’s the same processor that was used in the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 Pro. You will get three variants of this device. The middle variant of the Poco M2 Pro, with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage, is priced at Rs. 14,999. There’s a lower variant also with 4GB of RAM and the same amount of storage, which costs Rs. 13,999, and a top-end variant of this device with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 16,999.

Navigating through MIUI’s interface was awesome, multitasking is a breeze, and apps, in general, were quick to load. Talking about the Gaming performance M2 Pro worked well. I played heavy-hitters and all ran smoothly with good graphics. You won’t notice any heating issues even after playing for long hours. You will get a Game Turbo that gives you shortcuts for screen recording, etc while playing games.

Videos looked good on the Poco M2 Pro. However, the speaker will disappoint you a little as there is a single speaker which isn’t very impressive. You can enable software enhancements for audio if you use wired headphones, but there’s nothing to boost the volume of the speaker. So you have to compromise a little here.

Battery: Long-lasting

Let’s taLK about the battery life and YES it is going to impress you. The 5,000mAh capacity easily lasted for an entire day, even with lots of gaming and other usage. If you are a light user, you can use the phone well into the second day. The phone manages more than 17 hours in the HD video loop test, which was good. Poco M2 Pro comes with a 33W fast charger which does a good job of quickly charging the battery. The battery gets 0 to 90% in an hour.

poco m2 pro

Final Words

According to me, the Poco M2 Pro is a good addition to the Rs. 15,000 smartphone lineup and I have no trouble in recommending this phone. In a lot of ways, you can take a look at Redmi Note 9 Pro with quick charging at a similar price. And of course, it is easier to buy as compared to Xiaomi’s flash sale system. The M2 Pro comes with the good build quality, a sharp display, solid battery life, and good performance. The cameras are good but you can’t say perfect.

The Realme 6 should be a solid alternative, as it is the only phone in the market with a 90Hz display under Rs. 15,000.

I hope this article is helpful for you.

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this phone or about anything in the comment box below.

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Samsung M21 Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAny66ckjs8

Samsung M21 Full Specifications

General

BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy M21
Release date18th March 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Thickness8.9
Weight (g)188.00
Battery capacity (mAh)6000
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursBlack, Midnight Blue, Raven Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.40
TouchscreenYes
Resolution2340×1080 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9

Hardware

Processor1.7GHz octa-core (4×1.7GHz + 4×2.3GHz)
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9611
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera20-megapixel
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinOne UI 2.0

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
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Samsung M21 Design

Samsung makes phones in the Galaxy M series to keep its costs down. The Samsung M21 was made for the mid-budget lineup. It has a glossy finish with a plastic back. Fingerprints are very fast and pickups very easily. You won’t get a protective case in the box, so you’ll have to purchase the case in order to keep the device safe..

Samsung Galaxy M21 is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy M20 but looks much more like the Galaxy M30s which was launched in 2019. However, you will get only Blue and Black colors in this device.

It has a big display that measures 6.4 inches and has thin bezels at the top and the sides. The chin is quite thicker. At the top, you will get a selfie camera with a waterdrop notch with a tiny earpiece right above it. The screen is big so you can reach the top of the display if you have big hands, else you’ll need to shuffle a little to reach the top.

Volume buttons are positioned a bit too high which is quite annoying for some users.. The power button and the fingerprint scanner are well placed and are easy to reach when using the device single-handed. The device measures 8.9mm in thickness which is due to the big battery. Surprisingly, the device does not feel too bulky in the hand as the sides are curved. The phone weighs at 188g.

Samsung offers a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a 15W charger in the box. You will also get a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom along with the loudspeaker and the primary microphone.

Samsung M21 Specifications and Softwares

For selfie, lovers Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The device is running on top of Android 10.

Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution. Getting an AMOLED panel in this price range isn’t very common. Viewing angles are also very good. It also gets bright enough outdoors to be visible under sunlight.

Samsung uses the Exynos 9611 SoC again. This is an octa-core processor with four performance ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four efficiency Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. It comes with integrated Mali-G72 graphics. You will get two variants of this device, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the second one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is priced at Rs. 12,699 on Amazon.

This is a dual-SIM smartphone and supports two Nano-SIM slots. You will also get a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. There is support for dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and four satellite navigation systems. Samsung M21 comes with a 6,000mAh battery which is quite big.

The Galaxy M21 runs One UI 2.0 on the latest of the Android. You will get a February security patch. The UI is somewhat similar to the Galaxy M31. While setting up the device you will need to be careful, or Samsung will send you marketing notifications.

We found some preinstalled apps on smartphones, including Amazon, Netflix, Prime Video, Helo, and Dailyhunt. Earlier we have seen that Helo and Dailyhunt are generating spammy notifications, so I would recommend that you uninstall them if you don’t use them. One more thing My Galaxy app will push notifications throughout the day.

Other Features

You will get an Always-on display mode. Dolby Atmos is also available for earphones and Bluetooth headsets. You can also switch to gesture-based navigation instead of the traditional three-button layout. Other features include a Dark Mode, which takes full advantage of the Super AMOLED panel on the Galaxy M21. Samsung has also added a Game Booster feature that can block notifications and provides quick shortcuts for apps of your choice.

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PERFORMANCE

Samsung has used Exynos 9611 which is a capable processor and can easily take care of your basic apps without any lag. But sometimes I noticed that heavy apps took some time to load. Multitasking was a breeze and you can easily switch between multiple apps without waiting for them to load all over again.
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The fingerprint scanner which is placed at the backside of the device is quick to unlock the phone. You can also get the option of face-unlock which is very fast. What I liked is the AMOLED display of this device which is the best part of the Samsung Galaxy M21 and you can enjoy watching videos on this smartphone. Speaker is tiny, which dampened the overall experience slightly.

It’s the time to play PUBG Mobile on the Samsung Galaxy M21 to see how the phone handles it. The game defaulted to the High settings with graphics set to HD and the frame rate set to High. You will notice some occasional stutter in gameplay which prompted us to drop the graphics quality. After playing the game for 15 minutes the device was slightly warm and we also noticed a 3 2battery drop.

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Battery life was excellent. Samsung M21 comes with a 6,000mAh big battery. The phone lasted for two full days of regular use. In the HD video loop test, it managed to last for 21 hours and 48 minutes, but as you already know Samsung phones do automatically reduce brightness once the battery falls below a certain level. It will take approximately 2 hours to fully charge the device. You will get a 15W charger in the box, the device goes to 21 percent in 30 minutes and 42 percent in an hour.

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Final Words

The Samsung Galaxy M21 looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy M30s. Its key specifications are very similar to the older device. The main differences are Android 10 and a higher resolution selfie shooter, but the Galaxy M30s recently got an update to One UI 2.0, in which the selfie camera is pretty much the only differentiator. Surprisingly, the price of Samsung Galaxy M21 lower than the Galaxy M30s. The lower price and the better chance of getting updated to Android 11 at some point tip the scales in the Galaxy M21’s favor.

However, Galaxy M21 is just an average device at this price segment. You can also take a look at competitors such as the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro which offers much more impressive performance and better cameras at nearly the same price.

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this phone or about anything in the comment box below.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgOrpUB-zHs

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Full Specifications

General

BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 9 Pro Max
Release date12th March 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)165.50 x 76.68 x 8.80
Weight (g)209.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5020
ColoursAurora Blue

Display

Screen size (inches)6.67
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9

Hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core (4×1.8GHz + 4×2.3GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.89, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron) + 5-megapixel (1.12-micron) + 2-megapixel (1.75-micron)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera32-megapixel (1.6-micron)

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinMIUI 11

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
InfraredYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorNo
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

Xiaomi launched its latest Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on 12th March 2020. The device comes with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is loaded by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that features 4 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 4 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. This phone has three variants with 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8 GB RAM with 128GB storage. The device runs on Android 10. It comes with a big battery of 5020mAh.

redmi note 9 pro max

CAMERAS

Talking about the cameras, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on the rear comes with a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.89 aperture and a pixel size of 1.6-micron; a second camera consists of 8-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron; a third camera consists of a 5-megapixel camera with a 1.12-micron aperture and a fourth camera is of 2-megapixel with a 1.75-micron aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. For selfie lovers, Xiaomi has added a 32-megapixel camera on the front, with a 1.6-micron aperture.

redmi note 9 pro max

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and comes with 64GB and 128 GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts both Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The phone measures 165.50 x 76.68 x 8.80mm and weighs 209.00 grams. You will get three color options which are Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White.

For security reasons, a fingerprint sensor and face unlock options are given.

As of 21st April 2020, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 as said by officials.

redmi note 9 pro max

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SMARTPHONES XIAOMI

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS AND REVIEW

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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

General

BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 8 Pro
Release date29th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81
Weight (g)200.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursElectric Blue, Gamma Green, Halo White, Pearl White, Shadow Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.53
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9

Hardware

Processorocta-core (2×2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)
Processor makeMediaTek Helio G90T
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera20-megapixel (f/2.0)
Pop-Up CameraNo
Front autofocusNo
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinMIUI 10

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
InfraredYes
USB OTGYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

DESIGN

Xiaomi has changed the design of its latest Redmi 8 series. The smartphone comes with a bigger display measuring 6.53 inches. You will geta waterdrop notch at the top of the device which holds the selfie camera. The earpiece is placed just above the display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the protection of this device.

Xiaomi has reduced the thickness of the bezels of the bottom by using a chip-on-film display. On the right side of the device, you will get the power and volume buttons. The power button is well-positioned while the volume rocker needs a little bit of improvement.

You will get two trays on the left side of the device: one has only a Nano-SIM slot while the other has the second Nano-SIM slot along with a dedicated microSD card slot. Xiaomi has added the MicroSD card slot, especially for the Indian market.

The backside of the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection which also made a good grip. The camera is placed just in the center of the device which is slightly raised. You will get the fingerprint scanner into the raised camera module.

Usually, you will see the Fingerprint Scanner recessed into the bodies but Note 8 Pro has a different story. LED flash is placed next to the camera module along with a separate macro camera positioned under it.

At the bottom of the device, the Note 8 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, and primary microphone while on the top of the device you will get the IR emitter and secondary microphone. You will get a clear plastic case in the box along with an 18W fast charger.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications And Software

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a big 6.53-inch display with a Full-HD+ with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and HDR support. It automatically gets bright enough when you are out of your home with a maximum brightness of 500 nits.

SOFTWARE

This phone comes with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC which is specifically designed for gaming. The processor competes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC. The processor used in this phone is Helio G90T which is an octa-core processor with two performance ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05GHz and six efficiency Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. Talking about the graphics, it has an ARM Mali-G76 MC4 integrated GPU clocked at 800MHz.

To maintain temperatures on this processor, this phone comes with liquid cooling along with dual pyrolytic sheets.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PRICE

You will get three variants in Redmi Note 8 Pro with the first variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at Rs. 14,999. The second variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 15,999. The latest variant of the phone gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and you have to pay Rs. 17,999.

This phone comes with UFS 2.1 storage instead of EMMC 5.1 which is common at this price segment. You can expand the storage by using a microSD card of up to 512GB.

CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Talking about the connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual 4G VoLTE, along with a four navigation systems. Xiaomi comes with a 4,500mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, this phone has a self-cleaning speaker which plays a low-frequency tone to try to eject dust.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

This phone with MIUI 10 running on top of Android 9 Pie. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Note 8 Pro also comes with few pre-installed apps like Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Netflix, Dailyhunt, Gaana, and Opera Mini, etc. Xiaomi gives you some preinstalled games such as Ludo Master, Block Puzzle Guardian, Pop Shooter Blast, and Dust Settle.

Xiaomi’s trademark apps such as Mi community, Mi Pay, Mi Store, and Mi Credit are also preinstalled on the device.

OTHER FEATURES

You can switch from the traditional three-button navigation layout to swipe-based navigation. This processor supports dual-wake, Xiaomi has added both Amazon’s Alexa along with Google Assistant.

Both the Google Assistant and Alexa worked, I found at first that Alexa would take over the screen causing it to be unresponsive. You have to press the back button to use the smartphone again. An Alexa app update will fix this issue. The dual wake feature is very helpful as you can summon either assistant at any time even when the device is locked.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro becomes the first smartphone in India to come with the new MediaTek Helio G90T processor. The processor is very good and I didn’t notice any kind of lag or stutter on this device when the usage was heavy. Apps were launched quickly, and 8GB of RAM controls that you can multitask easily without killing apps in the background.

The fingerprint scanner is very quick to unlock the smartphone. You will also get Face recognition option and it needs only a glance of your finger and face to unlock the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The display gets automatically bright enough when you are out of your home, and the speaker is loud enough to enjoy the content you are watching on Youtube and Netflix.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PUBG Mobiles settings defaulted to the High preset with graphics set to HD and the frame rate also set to High. The phone managed to run the game at these settings without any issues. After playing the game for 36 minutes you will notice a 12 percent battery drain. The phone will become warm at the end of the gaming session. I also raised the graphics up to HDR and frame rate to Ultra, and the smartphone could run the game at these settings with no protest. However, the device gets hot after playing for 20 minutes at high settings.

You will get a 4,500mAh battery in Redmi Note 8 Pro which went on for about 14 hours in the HD video loop test. Xiaomi gives you an 18W charger in the box which charged the big battery to 32 percent in 30 minutes and to 62 percent in an hour.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

CAMERAS

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup with primary camera is of 64-megapixel sensor with an f/1.79 aperture and 0.8-micron pixels. The second sensor is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture along with a 120-degree field of view. The third camera is of the 2-megapixel macro lens. There is also a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfie lovers, Xiaomi has added a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

Photos taken by the Redmi Note 8 Pro in daylight were sharp and also had good detail. HDR gets automatically enabled for bright scenes.

The wide-angle camera gives a wider field of view but lacked details.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Low light photography was excellent, the AI was quick to recognize scenes and set the camera accordingly. The phone captured good shots of detail with its primary camera at night. When night mode is on, the smartphone was able to capture brighter images with slightly better details, but you have to be still and stand to take perfect shots.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Close-up photos taken by the primary camera had good background separation and a natural bokeh effect.

The macro camera had good detail, but the resolution is only 2 megapixels.

You will get an option of setting the level of blur in the camera setting while taking portrait shots. The shots taken by this phone gives you a good separation between the subject and background. The colors were also accurate.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Taking a selfie from the front camera gives you sharp shots during the day. Selfies taken in low light gives you slightly lower details.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

4K videos can be recorded at 30fps with the primary camera. You can also record videos with a selfie camera at 1080p 30fps. Videos shot during the day were stabilized. Video shots in low light had a shimmer affect in the video.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

CONCLUSION OF XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

Xiaomi has equipped Redmi Note 8 Pro with powerful hardware previously unseen at this price range. The MediaTek Helio G90T can easily handle your gaming needs. It surely beats the Snapdragon 712 as well as the Snapdragon 730 SoC in terms of performance, making it stand out of the competition.

Xiaomi has upgraded up the camera hardware to compete with other smartphones in this price range, mostly competing with the Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT which offer good camera performance with a similar variety of sensors at the same price segment. But I feel that Redmi Note 8 Pro could do great with camera tweaks so as to give its best.

Now, the Redmi Note 8 Pro qualifies as a suitable successor to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Xiaomi has offered the deal by pricing it at low and undercutting the Realme XT. If you are looking for a gaming device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an easy pick, but you might also want to look at the Poco F1 which costs the same and offers the same configurations such as same amounts of RAM and storage now that its price has been reduced so many times.

I hope my Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications and Review is helpful for you.

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Apple SMARTPHONES

iPhone XR Price In US And Review

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iPhone XR Price In US And Full Specifications

General

BrandApple
ModeliPhone XR
Release dateSeptember 2018
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30
Weight (g)194.00
IP ratingIP67
Battery capacity (mAh)2942
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursBlack, Blue, Coral, Red, White, Yellow

Display

Screen size (inches)6.10
TouchscreenYes
Resolution828×1792 pixels
Protection typeOther
Aspect ratio19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)326

Hardware

Processorhexa-core
Processor makeApple A12 Bionic
RAM3GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera7-megapixel (f/2.2)

Software

Operating systemiOS 12

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
LightningYes
HeadphonesLightning
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeeSIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
3D face recognitionYes
Fingerprint sensorNo
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

Iphone XR Display And Design

The last time Apple launched its various color options on iPhone 5C. Now today iPhone has again made different color options with its new iPhone XR.

Apple has introduced iPhone XR in yellow, white, coral, black, blue, and Red, which is a change as so compared to the usual options available from Apple. I really appreciate the understated finish of the iPhone XR.

DESIGN

iPhone XR’s frame is made of “aerospace-grade aluminum” compared to steel on the higher iPhone models, hence it gives you a premium feel.

Glass is used on both the front and the back of the iPhone XR, though Apple assures that only the front packs “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, so the back has to compromise a little. Both the fronts and the backs of the previous iPhone has the aforementioned “most durable glass ever”. The iPhone XR is IP67 rated, just like its previous iPhone X, while the other previous 2018 iPhone models are IP68 rated.

Basically, the iPhone XR is placed between the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and as I think the iPhone XS form factor is ideal for most of the people, the iPhone XR represents a middle ground for those who are looking to join iPhone lineup without spending more money on high end devices.

iphone xr price in us

The iPhone XR is wider than today’s large-screen Android smartphones and is weighs at 194g, it is heavier one as compared to another models. It’s bezels are thicker than the previous premium iPhone models of 2018.

DISPLAY

You have to compromise a little with the thick bezels and somewhat old technology and mainly the old LCD Display.

One more thing which you won’t notice is 3D Touch. Some popular and major 3D Touch features such as the keyboard’s trackpad and to preview notifications have been provided by Apple without 3D Touch.

The LCD panel gives a lower contrast ratio and lacks HDR as well as Dolby Vision. It has low resolution at 828×1792 pixels at 326ppi which also means that text doesn’t look as sharp as it were on other iPhone models. Unless you are moving from an iPhone 8 or a normal inexpensive smartphone, you will not certainly notice that the quality is degraded, you will see the display.

It is not good to compromise especially when you are paying Rs. 75,000 for a smartphone, especially when at this price range or less most of the phones are offering higher-resolution displays.

iphone xr price in us

PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE AND BATTERY LIFE

The iPhone XR is loaded with the Apple A12 Bionic chip, so it is good and also not surprising to see that its performance is pretty similar to the previous iPhones. It handled everything that I expected from a new iPhone and some other smartphones in this price range.

GAMING

While playing PUBG Mobile, all the settings were set to high and the experience was still pretty smooth. I didn’t notice any kind of lags and heating issues.

Benchmarks show that the iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM, which you get on the iPhone X.

For the first time in Apple’s history, iPhones now feature dual-SIM support, but instead of adding a second SIM slot, you will get an eSIM.

iOS also doesn’t have the “dual apps” capability that some Android phones have added, which means you can run only one instance of apps like WhatsApp, further limiting your dual-SIM experience.

iphone xr price in us

The iPhone XR gives the same “wider stereo playback” as used in the iPhone XS duo, and the sound is really impressive. However, the XR lacks the “Gigabit-class LTE” found in the previous two new iPhone models.

iOS 12 brings lots of new features, the iPhone experience in countries like India is less than ideal due to the features that apps like Apple Maps lack in these regions, something that we’ve noted.

BATTERY LIFE

Talking about the battery life, the experience was pretty much similar to what we have seen on the iPhone XS Max. iPhone XR easily lasted us a full day, even when your workload is heavier than usual it will manage. In the HD video loop test, the iPhone XR lasted 13 hours and 19 minutes.

Though the fast charging option is available iPhone XR as said by Apple. But the company provides no fast charger in the box, which is a big disappointment. You will also get the support of Wireless charging. Face unlock is also available which is very fast and secure too.

iphone xr price in us

CAMERAS OF iPhone XR

The iPhone XR uses machine learning to offer Portrait Mode with the rear camera, which was earlier offered by Apple in the form of dual cameras.

iphone xr price in us

Even with the use of the single rear camera, XR still does a good job especially when we are talking about edge detection and the Bokeh effect in portrait mode, but you can’t compare it with the iPhone XS. You will also notice portraits taken with the XR had fewer details as compared by the iPhone XS.

iphone xr price in us

You will not get a telephoto lens with 2X zoom, you have to be physically closer to the subjects in order to activate the portrait mode. The resulting shots are actually wider since the lens is being used rather than a narrow telephoto lens.

Portrait mode on the XR will work best with humans and not animals or objects since the machine learning algorithms have been optimized for the Humans only.

Overall, the performance of the iPhone XR’s camera is identical to that of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

FINAL WORDS

So, let’s go back to the question from we started with: is the iPhone XR a compromised device?

While Apple has used an LCD display, it would be disappointing for some users. Talking about the performance and camera quality, the iPhone XR is a good choice and has a perfect match for the more expensive iPhone models as well as other flagship phones.

Now come to the iPhone XR price in US, You have to pay Rs. 76,900 for top-end variant, the iPhone XR isn’t exactly a bargain, but this phone is value for money than the iPhone XS, and also the iPhone XS Max.

If you are not an iPhone lover, there are some great Android flagships including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro and some other phones in the lineup.

iphone xr price in us

I hope my iPhone XR price in us and review is helpful for you.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Full Specifications

General

BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 10+
Release date7th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)162.30 x 77.20 x 7.90
Weight (g)196.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)4300
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursAura Black, Aura Glow, Aura White

Display

Screen size (inches)6.80
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440×3040 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)498

Hardware

Processor1.9GHz octa-core (4×1.9GHz + 2×2.4GHz + 2×2.7GHz)
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9825
RAM12GB
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)1000

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.5-2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.1) + 0.3-megapixel
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera10-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front autofocusYes

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinOne UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10+ DESIGN

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ comes with a new design and has a unique Infinity-O display. The design is similar to the S10 series as it also has a camera but on the corner of the screen and on the Note+ you can see the camera in the centre of the display. This Infinity-O display won’t distract you.

Galaxy Note 10+ has a huge display which curves on the sides. It has thin bezels on both top and bottom of the phone. The backside of the phone gives you a premium look as it is made of glass. It also has curves on the sides. This phone is very comfortable to hold. The overall design of the phone is very good and gives you a premium feel.

BUTTON PLACEMENT

The right side of the phone is completely empty, and all the buttons are placed on the left side. This feels a little odd at first. On the Galaxy Note 10+, you will get the Bixby button on the left side, but you can also use this button as the power button. Taping the button lets the phone move down in standby mode and the long press allows you to use Bixby feature.

The behaviour of the buttons can be changed to the traditional setting.

The microphone is placed on the top of the device with a hybrid dual sim tray. The primary microphone, USB Type-C port, loudspeaker grille, and the S Pen are placed on the bottom of the phone. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a four-camera at the back. Three sensors are placed in a single module and the fourth sensor is next to it the LED flash.

3.5mm Headphone jack is missing in this device. But Samsung gives you an AKG headphone in the box, with a USB Type-C connector. The sound quality is very good and you don’t need to buy another headphone.

COLOURS

You will get three colours options in India: Aura Glow, Aura Black, and Aura White. Aura Glow looks like a mirror finish and splits light into green, orange, and red when it bounces off the back.

samsung galaxy note10+

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung gives you a transparent case in the box. Galaxy Note 10+ charger is rated at 25W — although the phone supports fast-charging up to 45W — and has a USB Type-C port. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a charging cable with USB Type-C connectors. Both devices Galaxy Note10+ and the S Pen are rated IP68 for dust and water resistance.

SOFTWARE AND SPECIFICATIONS

Samsung claims that Galaxy Note10+ is the highest-end smartphone in the Note series. Samsung powered this phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in some parts of the world, but, in India, Samsung powered this device by the Exynos 9825. This is an upgrade over the Exynos 9820 which was used for Samsung in the previous Galaxy S10 series. Octa-core processor is used which is based on a 7nm process with two custom cores clocked at 2.7GHz, two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.9GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ comes with 12GB of RAM and you can choose between 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage on the Galaxy Note 10+ and for this, you have to use a microSD card to add up to 1TB more space. The hybrid dual-SIM tray is placed at the top of the phone.

You will get 4G as well as VOLTE on both the sims. You will get Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and four satellite navigation systems. Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is powered with a 4,300mAh battery. You will get a 45W fast charging support along with wireless charging 2.0 as well as wireless reverse charging, Samsung calls this Wireless PowerShare.

DISPLAY

Samsung has used a huge 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution for this device. Resolutions can be changed. This Super AMOLED panel is also HDR10+ certified. You can choose between two display modes, Vivid and Natural.

Samsung has combined this display with stereo speakers. The earpiece doubles up like the second speaker. The Galaxy Note 10+ supports Dolby Atmos. You can select between different audio profiles and if you want you can select it at auto.

samsung galaxy note10+

You will get an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor in Galaxy Note 10+. It unlocks the smartphone very quickly. I found it to be well-positioned and useful too. You can unlock this phone with the help of face unlock.

The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with Android Pie and the latest version of UI. It has an app drawer, and when you swipe right from the home screen it takes you to Bixby Home. Samsung, Google, as well as Microsoft gives some preinstalled apps on this smartphone, along with Facebook and Netflix. My Galaxy app kept pushing spammy notifications, which you can disable.

Gaming Mode

Samsung’s Game Launcher collects all your installed games together. You can choose between three modes which are “Focus on Power Saving”, “Balanced”, and “Focus on Performance” for all games. By default, the phone is set to Focus on Performance.

samsung galaxy note10+

Other Features

Digital Wellbeing mode is also present on the Samsung Galaxy Note10+. UI has the traditional three-button navigation layout, but you can switch to swipe-based gesture navigation.

Samsung has worked with Microsoft to add a new feature called Link to Windows. This app lets you connect the device to a Windows PC so that you can access text messages, notifications, and recent photos, etc.

Samsung’s Dex feature now works on both Windows PC or Mac simply by connecting the Note 10+ to it using a USB cable. You have to download the Samsung Dex app on the Windows/ Mac machine to use this feature.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10+ S Pen

So talking about the S Pen, which distinguishes the Note series from all other Samsung smartphones. This time the S Pen is thin as compared to the previous one which we have seen. It connects to the Galaxy Note 10+ via Bluetooth and the S Pen charges automatically when it is in its silo.

samsung galaxy note10+

You can jot down the stuff quickly by pulling out the S Pen from its silo when the screen is off. So that you can take notes. When you pull out the S Pen it automatically launches Air Command, which lists all the different actions you can perform with it. There is also an option of Smart Select which lets you select content on the screen to share directly. AR Doodle switches the cameras. PenUp option allows you to draw using the S Pen. This device is now able to recognize and transcribe what is written in the notes, with the help of optical character recognition. This makes your handwritten text searchable as well as readable.

Over the generations, Samsung has added more and more Air Features to the S Pen, giving it more functionality as compared to the S Pen that we have seen on the Note 9. The button on the S Pen can also be used as a shutter button for the camera app, but now using gestures you can switch between the primary and the front selfie camera, you can also change camera modes, zoom in, and zoom out.

samsung galaxy note10+

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ offers stunning performance. We never wait for anything to load, and even heavy apps were quick to load thanks to the 12GB Ram. With 12GB of RAM, multitasking is a breeze even with multiple apps running in the background. We opened over 45 apps on the device and doesn’t notice any kind of lag.

Note 10+ display has good viewing angles and it automatically gets bright when we are outdoors. The display support for HDR10+ and you can enjoy HDR videos. The speakers are quite loud, and the stereo effect adds to the experience.

samsung galaxy note10+

We played PUBG Mobile on the smartphone, and all the settings were set to high, and the phone showed no signs of lags. We played for 20 minutes at these settings and the device get slightly warm to the touch. The device dropped a 6 per cent battery at that time, which is acceptable. The Infinity-O display was not an issue while playing PUBG Mobile.

BATTERY LIFE

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ comes with a 4300mAh battery, which delivers good battery life. In the HD video loop test, the Galaxy Note 10+ managed to run for 17 hours, 9 minutes.

You can charge the phone quickly with the help of bundled 25W charger, which can charge the Galaxy Note 10+ fully in a little over an hour.

samsung galaxy note10+

FINAL WORDS

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is currently the best smartphone in India, and it is the new flagship phone by Samsung. This smartphone has a stunning display, quad cameras, and lots of software enhancements. You will also notice the hole at the top of the display.

samsung galaxy note10+

Samsung has added some new functionality to the S Pen in the form of Air Actions. The S Pen is very useful as a remote shutter button for the camera, the other gestures feel quite gimmicky. The Galaxy Note 10+ gives you good battery life, with the use of fast charging.

You have to pay Rs. 79,999 for 12GB of RAM, and 256GB storage , and Rs. 89,999 for top-end variant which is 12GB RAM, and 512GB storage . Galaxy Note 10+ seems too expensive. However, in terms of performance, software and hardware package isn’t exorbitantly overpriced. If you have enough money and you want to use the latest technology and you don’t mind spending much money, the Galaxy Note 10+ is one of the best devices that money can buy at the moment.

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Realme 5 Specification And Review

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Realme 5 Full Specification

General

BrandRealme
Model5
Release date20th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30
Weight (g)198.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5000
ColoursCrystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Display

Screen size (inches)6.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution720×1600 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass

Hardware

Processor2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 665
RAM3GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera13-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinColorOS 6.0.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB OTGYes
Micro-USBYes
HeadphonesYes
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

Realme 5 Design

Realme launched its latest Realme 5 smartphone. It has updated its design a bit with its latest device. The device is made up of a polycarbonate body with a laminated plastic back, and it also has a large display. Realme 5 has a design of the diamond pattern on the backside that has been updated to a more crystalline pattern, which looks very neat and helps the phone stand out in the competition of other phones. The Crystal Blue finish is very striking, but if you’re looking for subtlety, the Crystal Purple would be your choice. Also, minor scratches from day to day use are less visible on the purple colour than blue colour.

The size of this phone is large and even also with your large hands, you will struggle to tap on the upper side of the display. Thankfully, Realme offers a one-handed mode to tackle this issue. The weight of this phone is nearly 200g which is quite heavy. Button placements are very good. The volume and power buttons are placed good and at the bottom of the phone, you will get the single speaker, headphone socket, and a Micro-USB charging port.

DISPLAY

Realme 5 has a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1600, with a small dewdrop notch and fairly slim bezels all around the screen. The notch is smaller on the Realme 5, although sometimes it’s not easily noticeable at first sight. Realme has used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection of this phone. You will get a pre-applied screen guard, which is quite annoying for us but everyone has its own choice. Brightness is more good, and the colours had good saturation. The sharpness of text and icons isn’t the best but this is only noticeable if you use this phone along with a phone that has a full-HD screen.

Realme 5 is the first set of Realme phones to come in four cameras at the back. You will get a fingerprint sensor in the middle of the rear, which works well. Face unlock option is also available. Just like previous Realme phones, face recognition is very quick. In low light conditions, the screen compensates for the lack of light so you won’t get any kind of problem in unlocking your phone even in the dark.

realme 5 specification

According to Realme, this phone features multi-layer humidity protection for the SIM slots, gaps, battery cover, etc, and also claims it should be able to survive light splashes of water.

BOX CONTENTS

Talking about the box content, the Realme 5 comes with a silicone case, a 10W adapter, a Micro-USB cable, an extra screen guard, a SIM eject tool, and the usual quick start and warranty booklets.

SPECIFICATIONS AND SOFTWARE

Realme 5 is the first phone in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. As the name suggests, this processor is between the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 675. This SoC is built on an 11nm fabrication process, hence making it more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 660 and it uses the same Kryo 260 cores. The integrated GPU has been upgraded to Adreno 610 which helps in improving your gaming experience.

realme 5 specification

Realme launched this phone in three variants — 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage at Rs. 9,999; 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage at Rs. 10,999; 4GB RAM with 128GB of storage at Rs. 11,999.

Talking about the Realme 5 Specification include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, a tray for two Nano-SIMs plus a microSD card of up to 256GB, it also supports four satellite navigation systems, USB-OTG, FM radio, and other normal sensors.

The Realme 5 comes with the latest ColorOS 6.0.1. Realme has added something new to the interface, as compared to Realme X. Realme own apps, such as ORoaming, Calculator, etc.

realme 5 specification

ColorOSof Realme 5 has gotten rid of the oversized bubbles around notification toggles. This gives it a flatter and cleaner look. The battery section in the Settings app is also easier to read. You won’t get any kind of battery graph.

We didn’t get any kind of issues with spammy notifications from apps. Realme has some preinstalled apps, including DailyHunt, Helo, etc, but you can uninstall them whenever you want.

realme 5 specification

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Realme 5 in day to day usage proves to be very impressive. It is quite-heavy and one-handed use is a challenge. The case given by the Realme in the box gives protection to your phone. The display is very good and its size is good for watching movies.

While playing heavy games we didn’t notice any kind of heating. The device gets slightly warm, but not hot, even after a 30-minute match in PUBG.

realme 5 specification

Audio speakers are little tinny, but the placement is very good as it doesn’t get easily blocked when holding the phone horizontally. Realme has its partnership with Dirac, which gives its ‘Real Sound Technology’. Unlike Dolby Atmos Mobile, this only works only when you are using headphones.

Realme 5’s battery easily lasts beyond a day with regular usage. Realme 5 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which lasted for 22 hours and 31 minutes in the HD video loop battery test, which is very excellent. With light to medium use, the battery manages nearly two days.

Charging the battery takes a while. From zero, it takes more than 3 hours to completely charge this phone using the bundled adapter. You won’t get any support from fast charging which is quite disappointing. If you have a habit of plugging your phone in charge each night regardless of its battery level, this shouldn’t be an issue.

realme 5 specification

FINAL WORDS ABOUT REALME 5 SPECIFICATION

Realme has made a significant upgrade over Realme 3 in Realme 5, and the fact that its pricing starts just below Rs. 10,000 is remarkable. Compared to the Realme’s previous model, Realme 5 comes with a better processor, nearly two-day long battery life, and improved cameras. Realme has also added a wide-angle and macro lens so as to give the new way to your photography.

You have to keep in mind that the weight and size of this phone are heavy and big. The bigger battery has made it a little heavy, and the tall display might not suit everyone, especially if you are a regular user of one-handed mode. Low light photography and videography are not so good.

realme 5 specification

You get a dedicated slot for storage expansion, the base variant of the Realme 5 offers better value as compared to the 128GB version, which is a little expensive considering that the phones in this range-Rs. 15,000 which offers higher resolution displays, fast charging and equal or somewhat better processors such as the Redmi Note 7S and the Realme 3 Pro. If you don’t mind the HD display, and you are a mobile photographer then the Realme 5 is a good choice considering its big battery and versatile wide and macro cameras.

realme 5 specification

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