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HONOR SMARTPHONES

Honor 20 Pro Reviews And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Honor launched its latest Honor 20 pro in May 2019. The phone comes with a 6.26-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels at a pixel density of 412 (PPI).

Honor 20 Pro has loaded with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor. It is powered with 8GB of RAM.

20 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie and is powered by a powerful 4000mAh battery. The Honor 20 Pro supports fast charging.

As far as cameras are concerned, the Honor 20 Pro on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.4 aperture and a pixel size of 1.6-micron; a second 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; the third camera consists of 8-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It supports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.
Honor 20 Pro runs on Magic UI 2.1.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is loaded with 256GB of inbuilt storage.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include an ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

The smartphone measures 154.60 x 73.97 x 8.44mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 182.00 grams. It was launched in Phantom Blue and Phantom Black colours.

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Honor 20 Pro Reviews And Specifications

General

BrandHonor
Model20 Pro
Release dateMay 2019
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)154.60 x 73.97 x 8.44
Weight (g)182.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursPhantom Blue, Phantom Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.26
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)412

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeHiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM8GB
Internal storage256GB

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.4, 1.6-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinMagic UI 2.1.0

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

Pros and Cons of Honor 20 Pro

As you know everything is not perfect. Hence Honor 20 pro also has its pros and cons. Let’s discuss some of them:

Pros

DESIGN AND BUILT

The first thing that’ll draw you towards Honor 20 Pro is its compact footprint. It’s not particularly petite as say the Galaxy S10e, but with every other phone getting bigger and bulkier, the Honor 20 Pro feels rather handy.

What helped Honor to cut the forehead is the 4.5mm punch hole – which is currently the fanciest notch style. Honor already has tough competition from full-view screens that mandate housing the camera in a moving part.

Anyways, the cut-out and narrow bezels screen all around help Honor 20 pro score a 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Now Turn your attention to the Honor 20’s rear side, and you will notice what Honor calls ‘Dynamic Holographic Design‘. What’s that you may ask? Well, Honor has used a triple-layer design – one color layer, one standard glass sheet, and one with diamond shape tiny prisms – that together result in a gradient back.

Honor company claims that the entire manufacturing process is so complex that out of every batch only a handful are perfect enough to be used in phones.

In a surprising move, Honor 20 pro doubles the power button for fingerprint unlock, which isn’t a bad move as the sensor is snappier than an average in-display sensor and has better accessibility than the rear-mounted sensors. We quite love the implementation.
The rear glass panel is affixed tightly on the camera module, which sits on the top left corner protruding outwards. Honor 20 Pro is also the latest among a long list of phones that have forsaken the audio jack.

The 20 Pro feels slippery and is prone to fingerprint smudges like every other glass body phone. But that’s the price we have all accepted to pay for the premium feel.

honor 20 pro

PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE

Honor 20 Pro offers 8GB of RAM and a Kirin 980 chipset, similar to the one found in Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro. On paper, it also competes with the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Sure enough, the 20 Pro is snappy to load apps and can handle high-intensity video games like Injustice 2 with ease—the standard Honor 20 lagged slightly performing the same task due to its lower memory. There’s 256GB of storage; if that’s not enough for you, keep in mind there’s no memory card available.

The battery is 4,000mAh, which is enough for about two days of typical use between charges. If you’re addicted to your phone, you’ll still want to charge it every night.
Honor’s Magic UI performs on Android 9 is more intuitive than competing skins from the likes of OnePlus, but it still trips over its feet when it comes to bloatware including Tips, Optimizer, Mirror, Facebook, and Booking.com. Once again, nothing can beat the stock Android offered by Google.

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QUAD CAMERA

The camera is the main change between the Honor 20 and the 20 Pro, and it is undoubtedly a significant one. The Honor 20 Pro has a four-camera lens setup, which includes the same 48MP f/1.8 main sensor, one 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle sensor, and the 2MP f/2.4 macro found on the standard Honor 20. The
Honor Pro removes a depth sensor found on the standard phone and replaces it with an 8MP f/2.4 lens with a 3x telephoto angle of view. In addition to bringing subjects into a clearer view with optics, the fourth lens adds a 30x digital zoom feature.

Detailed Photos

This means that the Honor 20 Pro is much more capable of taking detailed photos, especially for distant subjects. There are immediate clarity and a greater sense of texture that comes from the Pro that you don’t get with the standard version; zooming in, it’s clear that the Honor 20 Pro is able to more sophisticatedly capture contrast, too.

While you can’t infer color accuracy from a single test shot, we were happy with what the 20 Pro’s Leica-branded camera managed to do under artificial lighting. The honor 20 Pro shows better texture and more faithful color tones than the OnePlus 7 Pro, which skew a little yellow, and the Huawei P30, which shows colors with a little less vibrant.

It’s not all roses and champagne, however. The choice to keep the macro lens instead of the depth sensor is, in my opinion, the wrong one. It’d be good if the camera could automatically detect macro subjects and switch to the appropriate lens, especially when the company bills its photographic engine as intelligent.
Like all Honor and Huawei devices, there’s also an AI mode. It is supposed to enhance the quality of a photo like the green of a leaf or how fluffy a cloud looks. Much like all other Honor’s devices, the results can be a little overblown.

On the front, through the hole punch, is a 32MP selfie camera. It works fine, and your front-facing photos will look adequately detailed.

Cons

  • No 3.5mm audio jack or microSD card slot.
  • Subpar audio output quality.
  • Doesn’t come cheap and an OLED screen would have made the deal odd.
  • The product’s future is uncertain due to the US ban on Huawei and Honor.

CONCLUSION

honor 20 pro

The smartphone market has probably never been more robust, with pretty much all of the major manufacturers arguing over who offers the best camera on the market.

If you’re somebody who considers the quality of the onboard camera to be an important part of the decision to buy a smartphone, but, crucially you don’t have a top-end budget to play with, it’s phones like the Honor 20 Pro which will likely be on your radar.

For your money, you get a heck of a lot, with the camera being similar to older Huawei models that once would have set you back a bigger chunk of cash.

Camera Review

At the moment, the Huawei P30 Pro is Huawei’s flagship, and while the Honor 20 Pro doesn’t match up to that in terms of quality and flexibility, it comes reasonably close to last year’s flagship – the P20 Pro, but with the addition of a super wide-angle camera. The Honor 20 Pro’s triple-camera line-up (I’m choosing to ignore the macro camera) gives you great flexibility to move between super-wide-angle and 3x optical zoom and should be the ideal setup for most amateur photographers.

For those who are looking for a little more control, having different shooting modes to experiment with, as well as a dedicated Pro mode is a little bonus. Having the ability to shoot in raw format is also welcome, even if the vast majority of users don’t ever intend to use the option.

Overall, image quality is excellent, with bright, vibrant colors and a satisfying impression of overall detail. Low light shooting is well facilitated by the Night mode, while modes such as Portrait and Aperture allow you to get a little bit creative.

Final Review

If your budget is even tighter, you might want to also consider the standard Honor 20, which was announced at the same time as the Honor 20 Pro. It’s around £150 cheaper, and you lose the telephoto lens, but otherwise, the setup is very similar.

We were expecting good things from the Honor 20 Pro and it hasn’t failed to deliver. With very little to dislike about it, especially for the price, If you’re sitting comfortably in the mid-range and don’t want to splash too much cash, it’s therefore very easy to recommend.

I hope my Honor 20 Pro review is helpful for you.

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OPPO SMARTPHONES

Oppo Reno 2 reviews And Recommendations By Tecbaba

The Oppo Reno 2 is one of the latest three smartphones recently launched as part of the Reno 2 Series in India. This smartphone has a shark-fin module that houses the selfie camera, earpiece with the secondary microphone. The Oppo Reno 2 comes up with a quad-camera setup at the back and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC.

The Oppo Reno 2 supports a 6.5-inch full HD+ AMOLED display without any notch. reno 2 has an in-display fingerprint scanner that unlocks the smartphone. The display has good viewing angles and automatically gets bright enough when viewed outdoors.

We were happy with the performance of the Snapdragon 730G as it easily handles our day-to-day tasks. you can expand the storage but for this, you have to pay for the second sim.

Oppo reno 2 comes with a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with 20x digital zoom; a 13-megapixel telephoto camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. The fourth sensor in reno 2 is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Image quality from the rear sensors is good under most of the lighting conditions. The selfie camera was a bit average, overexposing the shots most of the time.

The 4,000mAh battery on the Reno 2 delivers good battery life and gets a 20W charger in the box. The Oppo Reno 2 runs on the latest Android 9 pie.

Oppo Reno 2 Reviews And Full Specifications

General

BrandOppo
ModelReno 2
Release date28th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)160.00 x 74.30 x 9.50
Weight (g)189.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Fast chargingVOOC
ColorsOcean Blue, Luminous Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.55
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9

Hardware

Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
RAM8GB
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageYes

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.7) + 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Front camera16-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie
SkinColorOS 6.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
SIM 2
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensorYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes

Pros And Cons

As you know everything is not perfect. Hence Oppo Reno 2 also has it’s pros and cons. Let’s discuss some of them:

Pros Of Oppo Reno 2

AMOLED DISPLAY

The OPPO Reno 2 supports a 6.5-inch AMOLED panoramic display that offers an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, With a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and a FullView design with slim bezels on all sides, you can enjoy the display without any interruptions. Besides, the display has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protecting it from accidental drops and scratches. There is also a ‘Night Shield’ feature which is similar to the Reading Mode on other smartphones. This feature makes the display less straining on the eyes by controlling the blue light emissions. the brightness levels are optimum and you won’t need to turn up the levels to the maximum while indoors.

IN DISPLAY FINGERPRINT

Security is an utmost priority while using a smartphone.with the current trend, the Oppo Reno 2 features an in-display fingerprint reader which is a G3 optical sensor. You can easily log your fingerprint from the settings tab. Oppo claims that this sensor makes use of a more than one light filter which allows it to identify the differences in human skin and enhances security. You can also use the standard Face Unlock feature, but keep this in mind that the pop-up selfie camera will have to do over shifts.

Oppo Reno 2

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Under the HOOD the OPPO Reno 2 makes use of a Snapdragon 730G chipset which is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 710 SoC seen on the first-generation OF Reno SERIES. RENO 2 COMES WITH a single 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage configuration which is adequate for moderate and extensive tasks. The RENO 2 is loaded with game-centric features such as Hyper Boost 2.0, Touch Boost 2.0 and Engine Boost 1.0. All these features should allow the handset to deliver high on gaming and we can expect a lag-free gaming experience FROM RENO 2.

The smartphone COMES with an Android Pie OS topped with an upgraded Color OS 6.1 interface. The UI is similar to what we have seen on the previous-gen Reno smartphone SERIES. There are SOME gesture-based navigation modes for easy one-hand usage and Game Space feature where you can manage the gaming apps collectively. There is also a smart assistant feature that shows important information on the home screen in the form of a card.

Oppo Reno 2

DECENT BATTERY

The OPPO reno 2 is backed by a 4000mAh battery supported by the company’s proprietary VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology. This size of battery powers most of the handsets in the market that were launched recently, even the affordable ones.

We have not tested the battery extensively yet, but expect it to give a backup of over half a day with moderate usage. Moreover, the flash charge will help in a quick refuel.

Oppo Reno 2

Cons Of Oppo Reno 2

No Water/Dust Resistance

Wireless charging is not supported

Video stabilization has its issues

Mushy power and volume button

Conclusion

Oppo Reno 2

The Oppo Reno 2 feels much likely to the Reno 2Z which we reviewed recently, but it does everything a little better. It packs in more power thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC and is capable of performing your daily duties without slowing down. The camera setup is versatile and there are some interesting new features such as Sound Focus, which works as long as conditions are favorable .oppo reno 2 Priced at Rs. 36,990, However, if you are willing to spend a little more, the older Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is still available for Rs. 39,990 and will give you the best of both worlds.

I hope my Oppo Reno 2 reviews are helpful for you.

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MOTOROLA SMARTPHONES

Motorola Razr2019 Reviews And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Motorola Razr2019 smartphone was launched on 13th November 2019. The Razr phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen primary display with a resolution of 876×2142 pixels and an aspect ratio of 21:9. It also has a 2.70-inch touchscreen as its second display, with a resolution of 800×600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3.

Motorola Razr is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM.

The Motorola Razr (2019) runs on Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by a 2510mAh non-removable battery. The Motorola Razr (2019) supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Razr (2019) on the rear packs a 16-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a pixel size of 1.22-micron. The rear camera setup has laser autofocus. It supports a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron.

Motorola Razr is based on Android 9.0 Pie and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The Motorola Razr (2019) is a single SIM smartphone that accepts an esim card.

Connectivity options on the Motorola Razr (2019) include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/No, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the Razr include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

The Motorola Razr (2019) measures 172.00 x 72.00 x 6.90mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 205.00 grams. It was launched in Noir Black color.

motorola razr 2019

Motorola Razr2019 Full Specifications

General

BrandMotorola
ModelRazr (2019)
Release date13th November 2019
Form factorFlip
Dimensions (mm)172.00 x 72.00 x 6.90
Weight (g)205.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2510
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursNoir Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.20
TouchscreenYes
Resolution876×2142 pixels
Aspect ratio21:9

Second display

Screen size (inches)2.70
TouchscreenYes
Resolution800×600 pixels
Aspect ratio4:3

Hardware

Processor2.2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 710
RAM6GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageNo

Camera

Rear camera16-megapixel (f/1.7, 1.22-micron)
Rear autofocusLaser autofocus
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera5-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Front autofocusNo
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/No
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
HeadphonesNo
FMNo
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeeSIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

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

Pros And Cons Of Motorola Razr 2019

PROS

  • A sleek foldable phone that can go anywhere
  • It’s made tougher than the Galaxy Fold
  • The Quick View display is handy
  • The instant hand-off between two screens
motorola razr 2019

CONS

  • It’s $1,500 for mid-range specs
  • Pretty small battery
  • Just a single rear camera
motorola razr 2019

Conclusion of Motorola Razr2019

With the Motorola Razr, the US smartphone manufacturer demonstrates impressively that they are still able to arouse emotions with a mobile phone. If you are already fond of the Razr, you will make your decision neither on the basis of technical specifications nor on the basis of price and performance. Much more Motorola touches with the Razr the pleasure center in the brain. Even though I never owned the original Razr V3 and even though my desire for fast performance with a smartphone and a good camera is screaming, the new Motorola Razr is one of the few, no THE only smartphone in 2019 that has managed to give me goosebumps. Does common sense still play a role in such a case?

I hope my Motorola Razr2019 review is helpful for you.

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REALME SMARTPHONES

Realme X2 Pro Reviews And Recommendation By Tecbaba

Realme launched it’s latest X2 Pro smartphone on 15th October 2019. The phone comes up with a 6.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Realme X2 Pro is loaded by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM.

The Realme X2 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. The X2 Pro supports VOOC fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme X2 Pro on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.5 aperture; third camera with an 8-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It supports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Realme X2 Pro runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The Realme X2 Pro supports dual-SIM.

As of 30th December 2019, Realme X2 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 29,884.

Realme X2 Pro Review and Full Specifications

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General
BrandRealme
ModelX2 Pro
Release date15th October 2019
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)161.00 x 75.70 x 8.70
Weight (g)199.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingVOOC
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursLunar White, Neptune Blue
Display
Screen size (inches)6.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9
Hardware
Processorocta-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageNo
Camera
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)
Software
Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinColorOS 6.1
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
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

Pros And Cons Of Realme X2 Pro

As you know every coin has two sides. The same applies to the Realme X2 Pro. Let’s discuss some of them:

Pros of Realme X2 Pro

DISPLAY

The Realme X2 Pro has an AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It’s a big 6.5-inch display panel with Full HD+ resolution and the star highlight is the 90Hz refresh rate.

Apart from being a veritable gaming advantage, the 90Hz refresh rate screen makes scrolling and screen transitions a lot smoother. The change might not be immediately noticeable to consumers who try it for the first time, but we have noticed that such high-refresh-rate screens are incredibly easy getting used to.

The AMOLED panel on the Realme X2 Pro is reasonably sharp and has decent sunlight visibility. The colors are a bit too oversaturated for our taste in the Vivid mode that targets DCI-P3 gamut, and they feel a little too bland in the Natural mode.

Realme is using a hardware Bluelight filter, but the white tones are still lean on the cooler side by default. Either way, the color temperature is customizable and you can toggle to warmer tones in both color profiles.
The software has an option for DC Dimming that further makes the screen lighter on eyes for people sensitive to flicker. The handset also has a dark mode and an always-on mode to leverage gorgeous AMOLED blacks.

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PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE

Performance is what makes the Realme X2 PRO truly shine. This doesn’t come as a surprise because Realme adheres to the highest hardware standards. The Realme X2 Pro gets the mighty Snapdragon 855 Plus, paired with up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, and up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

PUBG ran fine at Ultra-HDR and Extreme-HDR. All other high-end games we tried worked flawlessly. With 40 minutes of gaming, the temperature soared by a nominal 5-degrees and battery drained by about 8 percent.

Realme also adds a 4x 4 MIMO antenna that will supposedly ensure proper data or Wi-Fi signal irrespective of how you are holding the phone while gaming. Needless to say, this is an excellent device for gaming.

The software on the phone is Color OS 6 which is soon to be replaced by a customized Color OS 7 that is expected to be the grand overhaul everyone has been asking for.

In its current avatar, the Android 9 based Color OS 6 isn’t as terrible as it’s made out to be. But yes, it does play spoilsport to the Realme experience. The skin is bloatware heavy and it’s not often simple to find things one is looking for.

The good thing is that the software is stable, has all the needed customization options, and a decent launcher can resolve quite a few design issues. The software also integrates the DRM L1 certificate and the X2 Pro supports HD streaming on Prime and Netflix.

Unlocking the Realme X2 Pro is very convenient. The in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock are both blazing fast. We didn’t face any issue with call quality or connectivity either.

BATTERY

The battery experience of Realme X2 Pro is simply fabulous. We’d go as far as saying that this is the best battery experience we have on a phone. The 4000mAh battery can fully charge in just 30 minutes and can then comfortably last for more than a day. If you charge while gaming, the phone charges at 20W. During the course of our review, we didn’t experience any unnatural or erratic battery drain.

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CONCLUSION

realme x2 pro

What we could gather from all of this is that the Realme X2 Pro’s only aspect that needs improving is the camera. For around the same price of €400-500, depending on the memory configuration, you can get a better camera experience. However, when you add the rest of the features into the mixTURE, you can hardly find anything better than the Realme. It checks all the right boxes in one fell swoop.

The Realme X2 Pro is unrivaled in the affordable flagship category with top-notch performance, big 90Hz OLED screen, nice-sounding stereo speakers, premium build, fast 50W charging, long battery life, and the much-beloved 3.5mm audio jack. Perhaps the lack of microSD card support might put off some potential buyers, but the 128GB storage variant isn’t much costlier than the 64GB model. you also get speedier UFS 3.0 flash storage too.

At this price, it’s an offer that’s hard to pass on. The Realme X2 Pro is a no-brainer and will give the other big companies in the European market a run for their money. Let’s hope Realme has enough of those babies produced to meet the holiday season’s demand.

I hope my Realme X2 Pro review is helpful for you.

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ONE PLUS SMARTPHONES

oneplus 7t review And Recommendation By Tecbaba

OnePlus has taken a bunch of features from the more expensive OnePlus 7 Pro and put them into the OnePlus 7T, which you can say the successor of the OnePlus 7. by adding to this confusion, the older two models have only been on the market for around four months prior to the launch of 7t. While some buyers will love having more features and power, there are others who will be disappointed that this company has raised the price of its base model yet again. Let’s take a look at oneplus 7t review.

The OnePlus 7T offers three rear cameras – a primary camera of 48-megapixel one, a wide-angle one, and a 2X optical zoom one – along with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 90Hz screen, with frosted glass rear panel. These all features are premium, and this phone definitely looks and feels the part, rivaling flagship phones that cost up to twice as much.

some peoples may not like the huge circular camera bump on the rear, and sadly there’s no IP rating or wireless charging. There’s also still a waterdrop notch cutting into the screen for the selfie camera.

Performance is great, especially in games. The cameras are good, delivering stunning results sometimes, but not consistently. This phone also runs Android 10 out of the box, with OnePlus’ customized OxygenOS skin. Battery life is good and this phone charges insanely quickly.

New buyers with a budget of Rs. 40,000 will be impressed with the OnePlus 7T but previous customers of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7Pro, as well as fans of the brand, might be a little annoyed.

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OnePlus 7T Review And Full Specifications

General
BrandOnePlus
Model7T
Release date26th September 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)160.94 x 74.44 x 8.13
Weight (g)190.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3800
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursFrosted Silver, Glacier Blue
Display
Screen size (inches)6.55
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Pixels per inch (PPI)402
Hardware
Processorocta-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageNo
Dedicated microSD slotNo
Camera
Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.6, 0.8-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.0-micron)
Front autofocusNo
Front flashNo
Software
Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinOxygenOS 10
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
InfraredNo
USB Type-CYes
HeadphonesNo
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

Pros And Cons Of OnePlus 7t review

Pros

GORGEOUS DISPLAY

The OnePlus 7T screen is the biggest upgrade over the OnePlus 7. The 7T supports a full HD+ OnePlus’ Fluid AMOLED screen with extremely slim bezels.
It gets the OnePlus 7 Pro markee feature. If you are moving from the regular 60Hz screen, the 90Hz display will grow on you real fast. Scrolling, animations, transitions – all feel a lot smoother and you will definitely feel something is a miss when you switch back to a 60Hz phone.

The display also supports HDR 10+ which makes a delightful experience if you watch the HDR content on Netflix. The OnePlus 7T screen has excellent sunlight legibility as the brightness peaks at 1000 nits outdoors.

Colors are good too and there are quite a few manual adjustments you can make from the Display Settings.

oneplus 7t review

EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE

Like all other OnePlus smartphones, this one too ships with Qualcomm’s current-best at launch. It’s powered by higher binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 plus which is a theoretical upgrade, but don’t expect any noticeable changes in performance, at least in the short run.

Just as the Snapdragon 855, the Plus variant has a tri-cluster structure where high-performance Kryo 485 CPU Gold core is clocked at a higher 2.96GHz, while the remaining seven cores are clocked similarly to the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The integrated Adreno 640 GPU clock frequency has been tweaked from 585MHz to 672Mhz. All these changes result in an overall 15 percent performance improvement.

The 7T retails in one single variant with 8GB LPDRR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 3.0 storage.
We had no trouble running heavy Android games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile on the OnePlus 7T. We were able to experience flawless gameplay even on HDR graphics while frame rates were set to extreme.

BATTERY

The OnePlus 7T packs a slightly larger battery capacity than the OnePlus7. Of course, with the new 90Hz screen the demand on the battery increases proportionately. We managed to get over 5 hours of screen on time with moderate to heavy usage, which is respectable. One Plus more than makes up with fast charging.

7T resorts to 30W warp charge and a 5V/6A charger is bundled in the box. OnePlus claims to have further optimized its charging algorithm and made tweaks in battery structure which helped it achieve 18% faster charging-speeds.

Charging the OnePlus 7T is a delightful experience. Just 10-15 minutes of charge can refill enough power to last you a workday. It took just 1 hour and 16 mins to go from zero to a hundred percent. It took the OnePlus 7T less than 20 minutes to go from 0 to 40, and the phone attained a 90% charge in just 48 minutes.

oneplus 7t review

Cons

  • No wireless charging support.
  • There is no 3.5mm headphone jack or USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle.
  • Lacks microSD card slot.
  • No official water and dust rating.

CONCLUSION

oneplus 7t review

After taking a look at oneplus 7t review, The 7T is here to break the mold once more, and bring a 90Hz screen to a never before seen price point – for OnePlus, at least, because sister brand Realme is really making strides there too with the X2 Pro. It had to happen so that OnePlus’ ‘flagship killer’ line wouldn’t get stranded in a no-man’s land where it’s more expensive than some of its competitors but doesn’t really bring much more to the table.

That’s also why we assume the company decided to fit it with a proper triple rear camera system, with added framing flexibility for everyone. These decisions have instantly made the 7T much more appealing than the 7 from the get-go, despite the higher introductory price.

This phone delivers the best of OnePlus at a price that doesn’t break the bank even if it’s far from a cheap device. Unless you really like curved screens and value 3x optical zoom over 2x very much, the 7T should probably be the default OnePlus option for most people over the more expensive 7T Pro.

In fact, with a few caveats, this is probably the default Android phone to buy for most people. It isn’t really the best at anything, except speed and smoothness of the entire user experience, but the full package it delivers is outstanding. It has a good battery life, an excellent screen in all respects good cameras, a modern and easy to handle design, and the latest software on board, with perhaps the lightest skin around.

FINAL CALL


Since the phone is the piece of tech you use the most throughout your day. this is important. This should be important to everyone. Yes, you can endlessly debate spec sheets and this and that, but in the end, everyone deserves a phone that just feels great to use, even if it’s not the best at everything. The OnePlus 7T is the best phone at being amazing to use, it’s the fastest and smoothest around, and while these aspects are matched by its Pro sibling, the 7T’s lower price should help seal the deal for most people.

There are cheaper ‘flagship killers’ out there. That’s fine, competition is doing its thing, and if you want cheaper, you can get cheaper. OnePlus is now making less about low prices because it has switched its focus to something else – delivering the best overall Android experience.

I hope my OnePlus 7T review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Asus 6Z.

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Asus 6Z Review And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Let’s talk about Asus 6z review. The Asus 6Z is a budget flagship smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a 6.4-inch notch-less screen. Its main USP is a flip-up camera module that allows you to use the primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera and secondary 13-megapixel wide-angle camera for selfies as well as the usual photos. The camera module flips around every time you want to use face recognition or take a selfie, which means there’s a slight delay. Asus has thought of a few tricks though, such as the ability to take sweeping panoramas with one tap or pivot the module while in the middle of recording a video. we can also set its position manually to take some creatively angled shots.

In terms of design, Asus 6Z is fairly plain, with only the bright blue Asus logo and text on the rear standing out against the Midnight Black Body. The Twilight Silver option sometimes offers a silver-blue gradient. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom along with the USB Type-C port. An extra button on the right is set to trigger Google Assistant by default but can be reprogrammed.

Performance is good thanks to the high-end processor and ample RAM. The full-HD+ screen supports HDR and was bright and vibrant as we experienced. We were slightly underwhelmed with the cameras at night, as our photos were sometimes a little blurry. Battery life was good but not best, and we think that Asus’s promise of two-day usage is optimistic.

The Asus 6Z is a compelling option at its price and brings a lot of features to a hot market segment.

Asus 6Z Review And Specifications

asus 6z review

General

BrandAsus
Model6Z
Release date19th June 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)159.10 x 75.44 x 8.40
Weight (g)190.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5000
Fast chargingQuick Charge 4.0
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursBlack, Matte Black, Twilight Silver

Display

Screen size (inches)6.40
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9

Hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core (4×1.8GHz + 3×2.42GHz + 1×2.84GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)2000
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 13-megapixel
Rear autofocusLaser autofocus
Rear flashDual LED

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinZenUI 6

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
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

Pros and Cons of Asus 6Z

As everything is not perfect. Everything has some good or bad features. Hence there are some pros and cons of Asus 6. Let’s discuss some of them in Asus 6z review :

Pros

Design and Build

Asus has done a fabulous job with the 6Z design. If you like your phones to be distinct, the flip camera is enough of a head-turner you’d ever need. The zany branding on the back and the full view screen further ensure that the 6Z remains at the top of modern trends.

Once you have lived with and are used to the uninterrupted expanse of the screen, the notch cutouts feel archaic.
Flagship phones, in general, have gotten bigger and bulkier this year, which is perhaps why building Asus 6Z feels rather convenient – even when it weighs a significant 190 grams. The heft is at least well justified considering the massive 5000mAh battery residing within the solid glass-metal casing.

The capacitive fingerprint sensor on the rear is easily accessible, there is a USB Type-C port at the bottom, and the phone retains its 3.5mm audio jack.

Asus has used premium materials to build its new Zenfone flagship device. There is metal running along the sides and gorilla glass on the front and rear. Asus also gives you a hard polycarbonate case.

Asus 6Z weighs 190 grams and the thickness varies between 8.4mm and 9.1mm – which is pretty reasonable for a 5000mAh battery phone.

asus 6z review

Flip Camera

The most obvious benefit is that you get to shoot selfies from the 48MP Sony IMX586. Besides, you get a 13MP wide-angle camera, hardware-backed for portraits, laser AF and more – all for the front camera.
The stepper motor makes shooting Panoramas a treat! All you need to do is hold the phone straight, and the camera will sweep to capture a broad field of view. This is also true for verticle panoramas.
Motion tracking is awesome for vloggers. The camera can detect your face and repositions itself so that you are always at the center of the frame.

The flip camera of 6Z is great for shooting panoramas and semi-panoramas, and it also makes the 6Z essentially a great have for selfie enthusiasts. After the latest update, the camera retracts and flips as expected. The Flip module doesn’t feel very solid or sturdy, but Asus claims it has been tested for more than 100,000 flips, and after flipping the cameras to our heart’s content through the duration of this review, we are inclined to believe these stats.

The downside is Face unlock on the Asus 6Z is a wee-bit slower than what we are accustomed to by now. The selfie camera takes a bit more time to position itself when compared to a pop-up camera, and the Asus 6Z doesn’t have an option for direct face unlock. You will have to swipe up on the lock screen for the facial recognition to trigger. But really, this isn’t a major peeve point. The fast and reliable rear fingerprint sensor has the biometric unlocking covered.

Smart Key

Asus has also added a smart key, which by default is a google assistant button. You can also map it to a few other predefined actions. The concept of an extra button to quickly trigger frequently used tasks is good in theory, but we still didn’t find ourselves using Smart Key very often. That’s because it’s positioned a little too close to the top and you can’t map apps to it yet.

asus 6z review

Performance And Software

Asus 6Z is Powered by Snapdragon 855, this is tailored for power users. Depending on the variant you choose, you’ll get up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

Long story short, the 6Z is a snappy and dependable phone. Apps open quickly, multitasking is smooth, and all heavy-duty games run smooth. PUBG runs in high and Ultra mode.

In the new Zen UI, Asus hasn’t meddled with the essence of stock Android and all default feature we appreciated like the look and feel, play store in-app search, digital wellbeing, Google autofill, etc. Asus has also added a lot of custom optimizations because without them the stock Android could be bland and even crippling at times. The resulting interface is very clean, intuitive, and very pleasant to live with.

All relevant sensors and connectivity options including Dual VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 are present on the phone. The call quality in our area was excellent.

Cons

Lack of AMOLED Panel

With the Asus 6Z, you get a huge full-screen bezel display but it is an IPS panel. IPS panels are more than good enough to get the job done but the quality of an AMOLED is still superior to it. You don’t get the deep blacks or the punchy colors of an AMOLED panel with the 6Z, which might be a deal-breaker for many users who have used AMOLED display smartphones before.

asus 6z review

No IP rating and wireless charging

Asus had to cut some corners to keep the price competitive and much like other similarly priced smartphones, Asus too did not opt for an IP rated smartphone. It might be splash resistant as many devices nowadays are, but it is definitely not a good idea to operate this phone underwater. In addition, we also do not see wireless charging despite the glass back, but that should not be a deal-breaker as most people still prefer the much faster wired charging over the slow wireless one.

Plain design

When most of the brands are opting for beautiful back panels, Asus takes a step back here and just goes for the old school plain black panel with a metal-glass sandwich implementation. There is some blue colored branding at the back, but still, the device looks pretty basic on hand.

asus 6z review

CONCLUSION

After taking a look at Asus 6z review simply say, the Asus 6Z is a phone that works. Its key highlight is a flashy flip camera module, but that’s kind of ironic because overall, the 6Z strikes as a very sensible and sober no-nonsense phone that employs the best available hardware and yet retains the old school reliability that led us to gradually ease into the experience.

The battery backup is awesome, Asus has used a remarkable IPS LCD screen the phone is snappy as hell and is running an excellent software.

Moreover, it cuts the competition and is currently the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone around. There is no area where the Asus 6Z particularly disappoints and it really makes for an easy recommendation.

I hope my Asus 6Z review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Nokia 7.2

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NOKIA SMARTPHONES

Nokia 7.2 Review And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Let’s talk about Nokia 7.2 Review. Nokia 7.2 comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. This phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Nokia 7.2 runs on Android 9 Pie and is loaded by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 7.2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture; a second 5-megapixel camera and the third camera is the 8-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It supports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/f/2.0 aperture.

Nokia 7.2 is based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB).

Connectivity options on the Nokia 7.2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the Nokia 7.2 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 7.2 supports face unlock.

The Nokia phone measures 159.88 x 75.11 x 8.25mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 180.00 grams. It was launched in Charcoal and Cyan Green colours. It bears a polycarbonate body.

As of 8th January 2020, Nokia 7.2 price in India starts at Rs. 15,499.

nokia 7.2 review

Nokia 7.2 Review And Specifications

General

BrandNokia
Model7.2
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typePolycarbonate
Dimensions (mm)159.88 x 75.11 x 8.25
Weight (g)180.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3500
Removable batteryNo
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursCharcoal, Cyan Green

Display

Screen size (inches)6.30
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotNo

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.79) + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera20-megapixel (f/f/2.0)
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid Android 9 Pie

Connectivity

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

Sensors

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

Pros of Nokia 7.2

  • Frosted glass back feels nice, is hard to find in the midrange.
  • Android One delivers the Pixel experience at a fraction of the price, timely updates are nice to have too.
  • Good video stabilization in 1080p/30fps.
  • Has a Nokia badge
nokia 7.2 review

Cons of Nokia 7.2

  • While decently bright, the display’s prevalent blueness is nigh impossible to get rid of, black illumination is noticeable too.
  • Battery life isn’t competitive, neither is charging speed.
  • The chipset is showing signs of age, more powerful and power-efficient options are available.
  • Unimpressive camera output despite promising hardware.
  • No 1080p/60fps video, meh 1080p/30fps footage.
nokia 7.2 review

CONCLUSION

After taking a look at Nokia 7.2 Review now conclude it. While I was disappointed that the 48Mp camera wasn’t really giving me 48Mp worth of data and the 48Mp JPG image is just a junky software upsampling of the 12Mp it gets from the sensor… if you look at the Nokia 7.2’s main camera as a 12MP camera, it’s actually really good. It’s nowhere near the image quality of an old Nokia 808 PureView or the Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView, and it doesn’t stack up at all against Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, P30 Pro, or P20 Pro… but some of those phones cost 4 times more than the Nokia 7.2.

I’m also very happy with the 20Mp pixel-binned front-facing camera, though the wide-angle camera on the back is pretty disappointing. The time-of-flight camera is kind of a waste of space in my opinion since it doesn’t allow for accurate background filtering.

As a normal Android smartphone, it’s absolutely acceptable in this price range. The capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back works better than Face ID and in-screen fingerprint scanners. The battery life is average. The performance is tolerable. However, this phone would be a really good buy if it was closer to the $250 price range as opposed to $350.

nokia 7.2 review

I hope my Nokia 7.2 review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Vivo V17 Pro.

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Vivo V17 Pro Specs And Recommendation By Tecbaba

The Vivo V17 Pro is a unique offering by Vivo, with two pop-up selfie cameras and four cameras at the back. It looks premium and well built, despite the all-polycarbonate build. It’s a little chunky and heavy but still quite manageable. Here are Vivo V17 Pro Specs. The 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display is bright, has good color saturation and viewing angles. vivo v17 pro has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection.

The in-display fingerprint sensor works well but face unlock is only used as a last resort and can’t be used as the primary method for unlocking the phone. The phone has two SIM card slots but nothing for a microSD card. v17 pro gives you a ‘smart key’ button which can be customized to perform different functions.

vivo v17 pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The processor is a little weak for the price but is fairly capable of handling apps and games. you have to Keep in mind that it does make the phone quite hot with prolonged camera use or gaming.

CAMERA SPECS

The rear 48-megapixel camera shoots good quality oversampled shots in both daytimes and in low light. The ultra-wide-angle camera captures more in the frame and sometimes is also used for shooting super macros. There’s a telephoto camera too which offers 2x optical zoom. This phone also has a depth camera, which helps when shooting bokeh portraits. The 32-megapixel selfie camera captures pleasing selfies and also supports Night mode. The secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle camera lets you get a lot more people in one selfie.

Battery life is very good. The 4100mAh battery easily lasts for a day and a half. vivo v17 pro supports fast charging too, which charges the battery fully in about two hours. Let’s discuss vivo v17 pro specs

Vivo V17 Pro Specs

Vivo V17 Pro Specs

General

BrandVivo
ModelV17 Pro
Release date20th September 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)159.00 x 74.70 x 9.80
Weight (g)202.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4100
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColorsMidnight Ocean, Glacier Ice

Display

Screen size (inches)6.44
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeOther

Hardware

Processor2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageNo
Dedicated microSD slotNo

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front flashYes

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinFuntouch OS 9.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
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

Pros And Cons Of Vivo V17 Pro

Here are some pros and cons of Vivo V17 Pro :

Pros

BUILT QUALITY

For the first time, Vivo has used Xensation for front penal which means there is a gorilla glass 5 protection on the rear side and Xensation 3D glass protection on the front side. As per Vivo, Xensation will give you better display protection then CORNING Gorilla glass 5. FIRST OF ALL, this is what Xensation THAT VIVO HAS mentioned on their website,

Key-Benefits of Xensation according to Vivo :

  • Outstanding results in set drop performance for very high survival likelihood after smartphone drops
  • Extremely high impact and bending strength for thinner, sleeker and more touch-sensitive solutions
  • By the way, there is no doubt, built quality is gOOD and yes it feelS premium in hand, so thump up for that.
Vivo V17 Pro Specs

CAMERA

The Vivo V17 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup featuring 48-megapixel primary (f/1.8), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with an F/2.2 aperture, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with an F/2.5 aperture, and 2-megapixel depth sensor with an F/2.4 aperture. for the selfie, it has a 32-megapixel sensor with an F/2.0 aperture and 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with F/2.2 aperture.

Now there is no doubt, Vivo V17 Pro has a good camera setup. By the way, it also has a pop-up dual selfie camera setup which means that dual camera setup will give great camera quality.

As we all know Vivo and OPPO are well known for their selfie cameras then the rear camera and this is what Vivo V17 Pro has to offer. It has a wonderful selfie camera setup. Now when it comes to rear camera setup, Vivo V17 Pro will give you an average quality.

Vivo V17 Pro can shoot video up to 2160p@30fps via rear cameras and there any kind, strobilation which means videos will be shaky. On the other side, the front camera can record video in 1080p@30fps. hence it’s not a video-centric phone, it’s a selfie-centric phone.

Vivo V17 Pro Specs

BATTERY LIFE

Vivo V17 PRO has 4100 mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging support with Type-C port.
Usually, I don’t say many things about battery life because it depends on your daily uses. Overall, the battery will last for all day and if in case you consume all the battery then there is also 18W fast charger, use it for fast charging.

Cons

PERFORMANCE

The Vivo V17 Pro is powered by 11 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with Adreno 612 GPU and Kryo 460 CPU, it’s running on Funouch 9 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). We have already seen this processor on Redmi Note 7 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro and both the device has performed well in gaming as well as on day to day uses.

So there is no doubt that Snapdragon 675 is the best processor for budget smartphones but if a company launches the smartphone at A PRICE OF 30k and gives a Snapdragon 675 soc then it’s not worth it. I mean companies like Xiaomi have provided this chipset below 15k.

A fun fact, Vivo has used this same chipset on last generation Vivo V15 Pro, so it’s the same but the price is SO high. So yes if you want to play games like PUBG, Asphalt 9 legends, Modern Combat 5, Garena Free Fire, yes that Snapdragon 675 can handle all those games, and you won’t get any kind of problem while playing these heavy games.

Now if you want to buy Vivo phone and you can also invest 30k for Snapdragon 675 then just open Flipkart website and order it right now.

OVERPRICED

I just wanted to add, the camera is good on this device, Processor is good but it doesn’t worth Rs 29999 price tag, by the way, the choice is all yours if you want to pay 30k for Vivo V17 Pro.

Vivo V17 Pro Specs

CONCLUSION

Let’s sum up all those Vivo v17 pro specs, Vivo V17 Pro has Snapdragon 675 processor, 4,100 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, Quad camera setup along with dual selfie setup, a 6.44-inches AMOLED display with new Xensation protection, in-display fingerprint sensor.
Yes, you are getting all those things for only 30k, so if you want to waste a ten thousand then Vivo V17 Pro is a great phone or you can also save 10k and buy Redmi 20 or RealMe XT or RealMe X.

I hope my vivo v17 pro specs are helpful for you.

Check out my previous review of Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

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HUAWEI SMARTPHONES

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Reviews And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Huawei has recently launched it’s brand new Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone on 19th September 2019. The phone Mate 30 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1176×2400 pixels.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is loaded by a 1.86GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G runs on Android 10 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G also supports wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging.
Now take a look at cameras, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G on the rear packs a 40-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture; a second 40-megapixel camera with an f/1.6 aperture and the third camera is of 8-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has pdf and laser autofocus. It supports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G runs on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage (up to 256GB). The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. It supports face unlock with 3D face recognition.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G measures 158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 198.00 grams. It was launched in Space Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, and Vegan Orange colors.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Reviews And Full Specifications

General
BrandHuawei
ModelMate 30 Pro 5G
Release date19th September 2019
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.10 x 73.10 x 8.80
Weight (g)198.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursSpace Silver, Emerald Green, Cosmic Purple, Black, Vegan Forest Green, Vegan Orange
Display
Screen size (inches)6.53
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1176×2400 pixels
Hardware
Processor1.86GHz octa-core
Processor makeHiSilicon Kirin 990
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage up to (GB)256
Camera
Rear camera40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 40-megapixel (f/1.6) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusPDAF and laser autofocus
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Software
Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinEMUI 10
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
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
3D face recognitionYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

Pros and Cons of  Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

PROS

  • Striking curved-screen design.
  • Bright and reasonably accurate HDR-capable display.
  • Excellent battery life, plenty of fast charging.
  • Powerful chipset for all kinds of loads.
  • Superb still image quality, day and night; the best ultra-wide-angle camera on the market (though not the widest).
  • Extra smooth video stabilization, all the way to 4K60.
  • EMUI 10 is very clean, yet feature-rich, and is easier to like than previous iterations.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

CONS

  • Limited global availability – as in, only available in China, which somewhat goes together with the next point.
  • No Google apps pre-loaded, no Play services support, the one method of getting them to work (itself more than a little shady) has now been disabled. Overall uncertain software future if you’re outside of China.
  • No audio jack.
  • No stereo speakers.
  • Proprietary memory slot.
  • Lack of physical controls makes some operations awkward.
  • Video recording leaves a little more to be desired.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

CONCLUSION

It’s hard to conclude a review like this, on a device like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, in a status like the one that was forced upon HUAWEI, the world of tech, and us all, ultimately.

On one hand, we have the best of the best in terms of hardware and innovation, all wrapped in a beautiful package. As I said when I first met the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei launched a 2020 phone in 2019. Yes, it’s that good.

But on the other hand, if you’re relying on the Google ecosystem, with its apps and services, you have a tough decision to make. Skip this gorgeous phone and go with the Mate 20 Pro, or P30 Pro, or a competitor, and miss out on all the great tech and innovation Huawei prepared. Or, you can take the risk, try to live without some of your favorite apps, in hopes that it will, at one point, sort itself and have a phone which trumps almost, if not all of them out there.

DECISION IS YOURS!

Alternatively, there are free services out there, like APKCombo, which will easily download any official application from the Google Play store, from any browser to any device, which you can then transfer to your phone, or do it on your phone directly.

If you have several smaller, non-global apps, like banking, carrier, cabs, airline, food delivery hardware components, wearables, etc., chances are you won’t find them anywhere else.

you can use YouTube’s web version as an alternative, and even use Google Maps on the web with navigation And, shhhh, we found a version of Google Maps on APKMirror which complaints about the lack of GMS, but still works.

This being a review dedicated to everyone, not just the tech-savvy users, we can’t fully recommend the phone as we do understand that there are people out there who are not that much into tinkering with the device or simply want things to work out of the box. Those of you who are at home with Android and devices don’t really need my advice, really.

So, to conclude, you won’t go wrong if you buy this phone, but everyone will understand if you skip it, at least until there’s a GMS solution out there. Pitty, again, but it is what it is…

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

I hope my Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Redmi K20 Pro.