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What is a Flagship phone

Flagships are referred to the BEST phone manufactured by a company till date. Flagship phones have the best possible specifications with best possible hardware and they look very premium. Every phone manufacturing company has its own flagship and they are stuffed with the latest and innovative technologies which differentiates it from mid-range phones. The company aims to drive major revenue share and brand value with Flagship phones.

Flagship smartphones will have

  • Great cameras (the best in class highest rated cameras).
  • Great display.
  • Very high internal storage.
  • Great processor (flagship processor like snapdragon).
  • Premium designs.
  • Incredible speed and performance.
  • Water resistance, fast charging, wireless charging and many more.
  • They will be good in everything if budget is not an issue.

Check out our reviews on top flagships:

Motorola Edge+

Huawei P40 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Oppo Find X2 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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What is a mid-range phone? why mid-range phones are exploding the market?

 Mid-range phones, as their names convey, are the phones that have the average specifications. These are phones that are mid-priced; found neither at the premium end of the market nor in the budget ranges. They derive some things from the flagships and some from budget phones. The primary objective of these smart phones has become to pack all the main features people need into the lowest possible price. Sometimes it offers an experience which is not just close but often indistinguishable from the flagship.

We’re defining a mid-range phone as one that costs between ($100/ £ 90 / INR 9000) and around ($500/ £500 / INR 4000).

These mid-range phones will have some noticeable compromises, but it is very possible that you will find a mid-range phone that is not just a better deal for your money but a better device for you overall. For the vast majority of people the small phone only exist as a portal for applications, the ability to watch a Netflix show, listen to music or just flick through Instagram or facebook. These users will get nothing from 20 core CPU or 200 MP hexa camera set up.

Do you have any idea, what the best-selling smart phones of early 2019 were?

 It was not samsung’s or Apples’ flagship. The number one spot was taken by $100 Samsung Galaxy A10 (with 13,400,000,000 sales), second spot was taken by another mid-range phones, Samsung Galaxy a50 (with 12,000,000,000) and 3rd spot was taken by Xiomi RedMi 6A (with 10,000,000,000 sales) and in the entire range of best-selling smart phone, there wasn’t a single flag ship.

The mid-range category has exploded in recent years. The best-selling phones are consistently mid ranges. In conclusion, one can grab a super stylish phone with double or triple camera set up with a fairly good speed and performance without being heavy on your wallet.

Check out our reviews on the mid- range phones:

RED MI A3

Apple iPhone SE 2020

Honor 9X Pro

Samsung Galaxy A10

RED MI Note 8 Pro

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Motorola Edge+ Full Review

For the past couple of years, Motorola has really made a name for itself, especially with mid-range phones which are great but not the best one you can buy, until now. But it’s latest phone, Motorola Edge+ is its first flagship in years and a real competitor from spec sheet perspective. Motorola Edge + is focused on the more premium and expensive side of the market. So, let’s dive in

Motorola Edge+ Specifications

Design

The sleek curved, Motorola Edge+ looks extremely stylish in hand and very appealing to the eyes. Because of the edge display, there are no bezels on the side of the phone which look pretty cool. The phone comes with a shiny finish, squared-off corners and sharp edges. Aluminium frame in between the glass panels is incredibly slim along the sides and the quality of the materials is excellent. The bottom of the phone is flat enough to stand the phone up on a table.

The power button and the volume rocker on the side of the phone are pushed back even further from the middle where they would usually be. There’s a speaker on the bottom, which is the main speaker. There’s also a speaker on the top for the earpiece which doubles as the second speaker for stereo sound, which is pretty loud and it includes the headphone jack.

Display

Display of this phone is where the name “Motorola Edge ” comes from. Its display goes all the way to the edges and then past the edges, like Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Edges of the phone light up when you have a notification, or a call coming in. It also lights up with alarms or when you plug the battery in. If you are not a fan of the edge display, this phone also allows you to turn off the display on the edges. The screen itself is a 6.7 inch OLED display, which is the largest screen Motorola has ever put in a phone.

The screen has a 90-hertz refresh rate (you can also run it at 60-hertz refresh rate to save the battery life), so everything works super smooth. There’s no bezel or notches on screen and has a single hole-punch camera in the top left corner. The fingerprint reader on screen works a little bit slow when compared to other flagships.

Camera

 The Motorola edge+ has a quad-camera system built to capture photos perfectly. The main camera on the Motorola Edge+ is a 108 MP sensor, which is the biggest and the best camera sensor you will find in a smartphone till date. It’s similar to the one the Samsung is using on its top line flagship, the Samsung S20 Ultra. There’s also an 8 MP (3X zoom) telephoto lens and 117 degrees ultra-wide 16 MP. The quality of this camera in daylight is excellent which captures a ton of details, with non- existent noise and the colours look great. However, In low light photography, the camera fails to impress much.

25 MP front camera clicks the picture which is more vibrant and bright, so selfies actually look impressively good. The double twist of the phone activates the camera.

Battery and Storage

The best thing about Motorola Edge+ is that, it is powered by a sizable 5000 mAp battery. Motorola says the battery should last up to two full days. The phone fast charges over USB-C with a wire (wireless too) at 18 watts. You can also wirelessly reverse charge devices like a smart watch or a pair of headphones too.

If you want to keep a lot of content and games on board, this phone homes 256 GB (with 6 GB RAM) of storage, which is a decent amount. But if you need more, this isn’t expandable.

Performance

Motorola Edge+ uses the Qualcomm’s best, fastest, newest processor “Snapdragon 865” chipset with an AI engine that can process 15 trillion operations per second. and it also has full 5G support. It supports both sub-6 gigahertz and millimetre wave 5G. Motorola says this should be one of the fastest mobile devices you’ll be able to buy.

Moto gametime give some extra control over the phone settings while gaming, such as blocking calls and notifications. The performance in games is great. Gametime also allows you to enable virtual triggers on the phone for in-game use.

Conclusion

When you compare it to the one plus 8 pro, the one plus 8 pro, has the higher resolution, higher screen refresh rate, about the same quality camera system, much faster charging, better fingerprint reader, cleaner software, and little curves around the screen. Maybe the only downside being a smaller battery which you can grab for Rs 54,999/$799. But if speed and power are your biggest concerns, the Motorola Edge + has got you covered.

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RED MI A3 – Full Review

Xiaomi Mi A3 is the company’s third-generation Android One, mid-range phone. Xiaomi launched the Mi A3 Android One smartphone in India on 21st August 2019. The Mi A3 is priced at ₹12,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. It is also available in a 6GB RAM variant for ₹15,999.

MI A3 is targeted by young buyers who are conscious about the looks. The design is the main selling point of it. Xiaomi, during the launch of Mi CC9, said that the smartphone was designed by art students. The Mi A3 will come with stunning back panels that refract light to form wavy reflections.

Key Specifications:

Display:

The Mi A3 comes with a 6.88-inch AMOLED HD+ display with a resolution of 1560×720. It has a U-shaped notch to accommodate the front-facing camera. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

Camera:


USP of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is the 32MP AI selfie camera which comes with features like Portrait mode, scene detection and palm shutter. Other camera specs include the triple lens setup at the back. This comprises of a 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor having an aperture of f/1.79. At the back, it has a triple camera setup in a 48MP+8MP+2MP configuration. At the front, it has a 32MP selfie camera.

There is a considerable camera bump due to the large sensor, and the company said that the camera part also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection to prevent scratches.

Storage:

There are two RAM variants of Xiaomi Mi A3- 4GB and 6GB paired with 64GB and 128GB internal storage. Both the models are priced at Rs 12,999 (4GB) and Rs 15,999 (6GB). Hybrid SIM slot is present on the left that accepts two nano SIM cards or a nano SIM and a microSD card up to 256GB.

Battery:


The device is backed by a 4030mAh high-capacity battery with an 18W fast charger. For privacy, the phone comes with 7th Gen in-screen fingerprint unlock and AI Face unlock.

Multimedia:

On the bottom there is a speaker grill, USB Type-C Port and the primary microphone. On the top there is a secondary microphone, 3.5mm audio jack and an Infrared sensor. The power button and the volume rockers are present on the right side. The phone has a 3D glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. You can see the Xiaomi and Android One branding on the back.

Like all Android one devices, the Mi A3 runs the latest version of Android and guarantees consistent software and security updates.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 starts at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and will be available from Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores starting from August 23rd.

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Apple iPhone SE 2020 – Review

Newly launched iPhone for just $399? Yes, you heard it right. Apple has launched its fresh out of the plastic new iPhone for an incredible price of $399. It’s Apple’s unprecedented phone in unprecedented times. Apple iPhone SE 2020 retains the original name of iPhone SE, looks exactly like the iPhone 8 but internally it is built with iPhone 11 specs. A kind of device which makes you feel underwhelming and overwhelming at the same time. Underwhelming for old body design and overwhelming for wonderful specs. But If you want an Apple logo for the lowest possible price then this iPhone might be for you. Let’s dive in and check out what this phone has got to offer.

Key Specifications

iphone se specifications
iPhone SE 2020 specifications

Design

iPhone 11 SE 2020
iPhone SE 2020

The body of this device is very small by today’s standards but it’s pretty refreshing to have a thin and lightweight phone and it is surely noticeable. The logo has moved down to the middle of the phone to match all the new iPhones. Speakers are at the base, paired with the earpiece. There are gigantic top and bottom black bezels with a classic home button on the bottom with a fingerprint sensor. There are 3 colours for iPhone SE i.e red, black and white.

Display

iPhone SE has a small 4.7 inch LCD display with huge bezels. The display doesn’t get bright as new generation phones, outdoor visibility is poor and display doesn’t double-tap to wake. It does have a 60 Hz refresh rate which is not a bad deal for 400 dollars phone. But if you are someone who prefers the full screen/infinity display over high-end processor then this phone is probably not be for you.

Camera

There is a single 12 MP wide-angle camera system around the back with f/1.8 aperture and 7 MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. iPhone SE has 8 portrait lighting features, selfies come out pretty good.  The iPhone SE’s camera can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second with optical image stabilization and support for slow-mo video and time-lapse video. There is no night mode but this camera is way above average for this price.

Battery and Storage

Apple iPhone SE has the tiny battery of 1821 mAh, considering the fact that the phone is small and has comparatively short display it should be good for one day use with a single charge. Battery life is good and it has a great stand by time as most iPhone’s do. Phone ships with a 5 Watt charger and it does have wireless charging with no fast charging feature. It will take 2 hours to charge the phone to 100%.

iPhone SE comes in three different configuration i.e 64 GB/ 128 GB/256 GB. If you are buying the iPhone SE, I recommend you to spend the extra 50 bucks to get a 128 GB of storage instead of 64 GB. That being said, a lot of stuff can be stored at the cloud, can offload apps and keep all of that stored virtually.

Performance

The reason iPhone SE is really impressive is that inside it has the exact same processor as the iPhone 11 Pro. It’s the A13 Bionic, which means the phone is really fast for sure and it is sure to get OS updates for many years to come. The performance in this phone is insane because of A13 Bionic chipset and extra RAM which is absolutely fly through iOS on 720p display and it comes with IP 67 water and dust resistance which is pretty good but not the best.

Overall, this phone checks all the basic necessary selling point. Apple essentially delivered one of the value phones of the year in a long time. You don’t buy the iPhone SE for its revolutionary new design, you buy it for its price tag.

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Honor 9X Pro Review

Honor 9x pro seems like a definition of a solid midrange phone. It is a decently powerful smartphone with Kirin 810 processor with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes storage, it also has a triple rear camera. Honor 9X Pro is one of the few, phones in the international markets with no Google services like google play, instead you get Huawei app gallery and third party stores like amazon app stores from which you can download apps. Not ideal if you are a bit of a google fan if you use Google services like google calendar or Gmail etc. Thankfully, there are a lot of third-party options that you can use as alternatives.

Honor 9X pro Specification

Honor 9X Pro specification
Honor 9X pro specification
Honor 9X Pro design

Design

The Honor 9x pro has an elegant design at the front and back with an aluminium frame, there’s a slight curve at the back that makes it easier to hold despite its size. An edge-mounted fingerprint sensor on the right side highlights an impressively responsive unlocking. Phantom purple on a 9x pro is gorgeously perfect and stunning, you can pick up this phone on a couple of different hues as well. when it catches the light you can see a beautiful X pattern beneath the surface. If not a fan, it comes with plain old standard black as well. It comes with type c USB port and has also got a headphone jack at the bottom.

Honor 9X Pro

Display

Honor 9x pro has a massive display that’s free of cutout or notches, looks pretty nice for content consumption. Phone’s lower-resolution LCD display isn’t spectacular but it is bright enough to be used in direct sunlight and the bezels around the display are fairly thick but that’s a fair trade-off for not having any unsightly cutout or notches.

Honor 9X Pro camera

Camera

Honor 9x pro uses a pop-up mechanism 16-megapixel selfie camera which allows for a 6.59 edge to edge display with no interruptions for a hole punch or even a cutout for the selfie camera. It’s built with drop detection, which retracts the camera if it detects that it’s dropped. There’s a triple-lens rear camera system with high-end 48-megapixel primary lens. The 8-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens manages to capture pretty stunning shots as well. The third camera is a 2MP depth Assist camera. The default shooting mode is set to pixel binning which actually turns out pretty good. Includes nice smart camera features with Colors usually accurate with white balance being on point.

Honor 9X Pro

Battery and storage

Honor 9x pro has a pretty stellar battery performance where it’s got 4000 milliampere cells stuffed inside to easily see you through a very intense day. No worries of storage, because it has got 256 gigs, which is pretty rare at a budget blow price point along with MicroSD expandability too.

Honor 9X Pro for gaming

Performance

Honor 9x pro really impresses with its performance side of things, it’s got Huawei’s kirin 810 chipset (liquid coolant for all your gaming needs) stacked inside 7-nanometer platform, actually sports a neural processing unit, which is pretty unheard of at this price point with nice swift performance. As far as gaming goes, you can expect super silky-smooth performance. its has got six gigs of ram stuffed inside. Overall Honor 9x pro has a very clever hardware, especially for a budget-friendly phone.

The fact that it doesn’t not support google service can be its biggest weaknesses but if you live in a region where Google services are not used as much or there are good alternatives, perhaps you won’t mind.

Honor 9X Pro price

Honor 9X Pro is one of the best mid-range smartphone costing around 250 euros, Rs. 22,000 in India. Click here to buy Honor 9X Pro.

All in all, Honor 9X Pro is a pretty powerful and most importantly power-efficient, if you get a graphic intensive game installed on this phone you’ll notice no difference on this device as compared to the flagship smartphone costing $1000 or more and 8 gigabytes of RAM is more than enough to keep even heavy multitaskers happy.

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Samsung Galaxy A10 Review

The mid-range category of smartphones has exploded the market in recent years. Though you can see some noticeable compromises in mid-range phones, you still manage to get upper mid-range processor, double or triple camera setup which offers you an experience which is not close but often indistinguishable from flagships. Would you believe, the best selling mid-range phone of 2019 was Samsung Galaxy A10 which sold around 13,400,000,000 devices. Let us see what this device has to offer and let us find out if this device is still worth in 2020.

Key Specifications

Samsung Galxay A10 specifications
Samsung Galaxy A10 Specifications

Design

Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy A10

The Samsung Galaxy A10 offers a surprisingly current design for a budget smartphone. It is entirely made out of plastic back and has a glossy finish. The device feels stylish to hold and feels very comfortable in hands due to the rounded edges. The speakers of phones are placed at the back instead of the bottom which is a bit inconvenient as you end up covering it while holding the phone. The power key and volume rocker are situated on the right edge. At the bottom, you can find a micro USB port, an audio jack and a microphone for normal calls. It does not have a fingerprint sensor, but the advance face recognition feature is installed on this mobile phone.

Display

Samsung Galaxy A10 display

Samsung Galaxy A10 has 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with the 720 x 1520 resolution. It comes with a modern 19:9 aspect ratio and 271 pixels per inch. It has narrow bezels on the bottom and on the sides with a waterdrop notch. The display can get reasonably bright and viewing something on this phone under direct sunlight is not a problem.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A10 Camera
Samsung Galaxy A10 Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A10 comes with only one rear camera, it’s the only phone in the current A range to do so. The rear camera packs a 13-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture and 2 MP Depth camera which is accompanied by an LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture. The A10’s camera works best in bright, neutral lighting but it fails to prove itself in dark or dim light conditions.

Battery and Storage

Samsung Galaxy A10 battery

This device is available in only one configuration, i.e 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It accepts SD cards up to 512GB, which is much better for those who might need a mobile phone with more significant storage.

A 3400 mAh battery is a highlight to Samsung Galaxy A10 which is a greater battery capacity than the latest flagship, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It is gives an approximate usage of 15 hours before it drains out completely. It takes about 2 hours to charge the phone from 0 to 100%, which is not disappointing for a phone of such caliber.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy A10 is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7884 processor which is not very fast but it is adequate for general operations, such as navigating the interface, using most apps, and even playing basic games. It runs latest version of Android with Samsung’s One UI 1.1 skin on top.

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In Conclusion, the phone delivers a reasonable performance, with modest screen size, favorable display, good battery life and acceptable photo quality. It is definitely not an option for tech nerds but for the price of Rs 7990, Samsung A10 can be perfect for somebody looking for a phone that fulfills the basic needs.

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Huawei P40 Pro review

Huawei unveiled its another P series flagships smartphones, P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro +. In this post, we are going to explore Huawei P40 Pro. Although it isn’t the highest tier model in the register, P40 pro still brings a bunch of high-end features which is gonna compete with Galaxy S20 Ultra in almost every area, except “World’s first Quad curved display”. The main upgrade on the P40 devices is the camera which takes the phone to another level.

Key specifications

Design

Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro

Design-wise the P40 Pro is not very unique but it’s super stylish and is quite fitting for a modern flagship. It is made from glass with a frame of aluminium with a matte finish. The 4 curved corners make the device quite sleek and elegant. For audio, the P40 Pro has a single bottom loudspeaker which is located at the bottom. The volume rocker is placed on the right edge and it has no headphone jack.

Display

Huawei P40 Pro display
Huawei P40 Pro display

P40 Pro has a beautiful 6.58 inch OLED overflow display, which is spilling over the sides. The display is sharp and vibrant with stunning viewing angles. Its resolution is in between full HD and quad HD, which is around 2640×1200. The phone supports 90 Hertz refresh rate which is pretty smooth but not the best like 120 Hertz as in Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It also has the in-display fingerprint sensor with 30% larger sensing area and punch holes on the screen supports facial unlock, both sensors work really fast.

Camera

Huawei has always paid attention to their cameras and this device camera takes the best photos ever on a phone because it is built with the world’s biggest smartphone camera sensor. As we have seen over the last few years that cameras are becoming the biggest differentiating factor between flagships so they are slowly invading more and more back area of our phones.

Huawei P40 Pro Camera
Huawei P40 Pro Camera

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This device has the quad-camera system with 50 MP main camera, absolutely massive  1/1.28 inch sensor, 40 MP ultra-wide camera and a 12 MP 5x optical periscope camera. Huawei said this camera can capture the kind of details where each picture can tell multiple stories at once. You can crop any part of a shot and still see enough details that all stand in its own right. Around the front, you get a 32 MP selfie camera which also works best in night mode and it captures 4k video.

Battery and Storage

It looks like wireless charging will be one of the frontiers to make a major jump in 2020 and Huawei is aiming to be in the lead. The battery in this phone is 4200 mAp which is not the biggest like Galaxy S20 Ultra but it supports the wireless charging and wired charging of massive 40W of power which is the best in the industry right now.

P40 Pro is pretty generous with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB RAM onboard and it is expandable using Huawei nano memory cards.

Performance

The device is powered by premium hardware including the latest Kirin 990 5G chipset and it uses updated software based on Android 10 which also supports 5G and everything works very fast. We also get IP68 water and dust protection and you can expect awesome gaming performance.

In Conclusion, despite having the class-leading specs and outstanding features, one can hold back buying this phone due to lack of Google services with no Google Play, YouTube, Gmail, etc. installed on the phone. But you can use the clone app to copy apps from your old phone which will transfer “most” but “not all” of your apps to your P40 device. Let us know your thoughts down in the comment below.

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Samsung Galaxy Z flip review

Smartphones basically looked identical in the past few years. A traditional big glass slab on the front with a couple of hardware buttons for power and volume. Samsung has been leading the way with bringing the top-quality folding displays in the market. The Samsung galaxy Z flip is their take on how a modern touch screen smartphone can be combined into exemplary foldable form.

Z Flip Key Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Z flip specification

Design

Samsung Galaxy Z flip is Samsung’s second-generation foldable smartphone. Samsung says, this is the statement smartphone that demands attention and it is for people who want to “stand out”.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

I would have to agree the ability to fold the phone in half is absolutely magnificent. We can now have a full-sized phone and compact design that takes up half the space and you can make it sit like a laptop, WOW!! It has been tested for 200,000 folds for every day for the next 3 years.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The tiny front display shows the time, date, battery and also enables you to receive calls, which is very handy. But you will need to open the phone to truly see what’s going on inside.

The overall design of the phone is curvy and it looks wacky. On the upper right half corner is the volume rocker and power key which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. There is a nano sim slot on the upper left of the phone. The bottom half of the phone has a speaker and USB-C port with no headphone jack. You might find it a little difficult to open the phone with one hand without risking $1389 phone.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Dispaly

The display is not as bright as other galaxy phones but it did reach a respectable 596 nits in bright lighting conditions. You can definitely feel the crease when you run the fingers on the screen but it not very noticeable while actually using the phone. The display is significantly prone to scratches compared to actual glass but there is no gap between the screens when you fold it up.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Display

Z Flip comes with good but not outstanding “HD plus 60 hertz AMOLED” screen but it’s large enough to properly enjoy the content.

Camera

The Z Flip’s camera set up is not as ambitious as what we have seen on the latest Galaxy flagships. It has essentially the Galaxy S10 camera with actually the omission of the telephoto lens. The camera doesn’t support 8k video recording and 108 MP photos as in Galaxy S20.

Samsung Galaxy Z flip camera

The microdisplay on the phone can be used to take photos. It has got the wrong aspect ratio to fit the whole image in but it’s enough to be able to roughly click a picture. You can take the selfies using the high-quality rear camera of the phone which is a big plus point.

Battery and Storage

Fold the Phone for wireless charging

Z Flip is limited to 256 GB of non-expandable storage and 8 GB of RAM and just 3300 mAp battery capacity which is fine but not great for $1389 phone standards. However, it features wireless charging with 15-watt fast charging and the battery is still good for one long day of use.

Performance

Z Flip uses last year’s Snapdragon 855+ chipset which is fast but it is around 15% behind Galaxy S20 phone. It doesn’t support 5G which might turn out to be a deal-breaker for people who don’t want to change the phone for another 2 years

In conclusion, Samsung’s most futuristic-looking smartphone is actually a generation behind in terms of capability. Slightly less good at every everything (design being the exception) and still on expensive side. This phone isn’t a fit for techie’s because of its specs and it isn’t a choice for casual users because of its price but it’s definitely the best foldable smartphone in the market and I think that’s what matter’s for the company.

Let us know if you would consider dropping $1389 for a WOW factor Z Flip phone.

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RED MI Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is a mid-range smartphone by the Chinese company that comes at a starting price of Rs 14,999 for the base RAM and storage variant of 6GB+64GB. Xiaomi has also confirmed that the Pro model will be running on the latest MediaTek Helio G90T processor that is designed for gaming.

There are two higher variants of the device: 6GB+128GB that is priced at Rs 15,999 and 8GB+128GB that is priced at Rs 17,999. Note 8 Pro is almost six months old but it has aged well in terms of the design.

Key Specifications:

Redmi Note 8 Pro launched in China in August 2019. It features a 6.53-inch LCD panel with a small notch on the top. It has 1080 x 2340px resolution and comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There are four colour variants that the smartphone comes in: Halo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Dark Blue.

How’s the Note 8 Pro’s screen?

  • 6.53-in IPS LCD
  • Full HD+ (2,340 x 1,080)
  • 91.4% screen-to-body ratio
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR support

Performance:

The device is powered by an octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) MediaTek Helio G90T (12nm) processor with 6GB RAM. It has Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. It has an integrated fingerprint (rear-mounted) camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass sensor. The Redmi Note 8 Pro mobile phone runs on Android 9.0 based MIUI OS. 

Camera:

The main thing is the quad-camera system on the Note 8 Pro. The camera comes with features like LED flash, HDR, and panorama shot.

The phone camera includes a 64 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and PDAF. A second 8 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The phone comes with a 20 MP selfie camera that supports HDR, and Panorama shots as well. It will help users in clicking selfies as well as video calling.

Battery and Storage:

It has a 4500mAh non-removable battery with fast charging technology. The phone is available in three variants, 64GB/ 6 GB RAM, 128GB /6GB RAM, and 128GB / 8GB RAM. It supports a microSD expandable memory up to 256GB. Xiaomi has especially added the microSD card feature for the Indian smartphone market, while the Chinese variant of the phone doesn’t have an expandable memory feature.

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The smartphone is available in multiple configurations including a 64 GB / 6 GB RAM, 128 GB / 6 GB RAM, 128/ GB / 8 GB RAM, 256 GB / 8 GB RAM. It has a dedicated microSD card slot on the left side of the phone which can expand the memory of the phone up to 256 GB. This smartphone allows you to use dual SIM cards and features a dedicated microSD card slot with up to 512GB expandable storage.

Platform:

MediaTek’s Helio G90T (12nm) processor is meant for gamers, according to the company. Dedicated to gaming and engraved in 12nm, the system on a chip allows mid-range smartphones to enjoy an excellent performance during an intense gaming session. The Redmi Note 8 Pro proved to be pretty good at handling the game. 

It is the first chip to bring the latest 64MP1 4-cell sensor cameras, which allows brands to integrate a variety of lens and sensor options ranging from ultra-wide to telescopic or a depth-mapping sensor or HDR.

Multimedia:

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, and primary microphone on the bottom of the device. The IR emitter and secondary microphone are on the top of the Redmi phone. 

It comes with an FM Radio with recording and a 3.5 mm headphone jack with active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone. 

Sensors:

The smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. Apart from the phone has an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass sensors. MediaTek has also added a Technology called HyperEngine which the company states offer an enhanced gaming experience by offering responsive touchscreens, faster framerates, HDR support, and intelligent networking which allows it to switch quickly between Wi-Fi or 4G and connecting to two Wi-Fi bands at the same time.

Does it have a headphone jack?

Yes, and it’s really good. The Note 8 Pro scored very well in our audio testing for headphones. Even if you don’t rely on wired headphones all the time, the Note 8 Pro has you covered on the wireless front too. As with wired audio, the Note 8 Pro scored very well against the competition when it comes to Bluetooth. 

Also, Gracefully curved glass design,
fits comfortably in your hand.

Conclusion:

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is indeed a better performer than its present competition, as revealed by benchmarks and gaming. The MediaTek Helio G90T SoC is fast but suffers from poor thermal management. It also draws more power by keeping all the cores fired up at all times during game. Now performance is just half the story when it comes to the Redmi Note Pro devices.