Month: August 2020

  • August 27, 2020

    Lenovo Legion Duel: Game Changer

    The modern mobile gaming business is growing ever so big and now Lenovo joins the battle with its, first ever, powerful Lenovo Legion Duel (or Pro as its called in China) phone. This device targets mobile gamers, if you are looking for a phone that is good on photography this may not be the device for you. Three years after the launch of Lenovo’s gaming sub-brand, they introduce the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel—the powerful, immersive and fast-charging smartphone with sub-6 5G1 for better coverage and tested speeds up to 2.52 Gb/s, According to Lenovo. Coming to the built and design, the device measures 169.2 x 78.5 x 9.9 mm (6.66 x 3.09 x 0.39 in) in dimensions and weighs 239g. It has a glass built both front and back with an aluminum frame sandwiching the glass. It has no IP rating for water and dust resistant but it does have what Lenovo calls water-repellant coating… Between you and me, I wouldn’t take my phone for a deep and start playing games in the pool… Cheers! On to the display, a beautiful 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and approximately 388ppi density. This display has flawless 144Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch sampling. Drooling smoothness! Lenovo are one of the first to feature the next-level, powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform that delivers absolute hype performance across the board for incredibly-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming™, plus global 5G support these are coupled with up to 16GB LPDDR5 high capacity RAM or the optional 12GB configuration, and ample storage up to 512GB UFS 3.1 and an Adreno 650. Other storage and RAM options include 128GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/12GB RAM, and 256GB/12GB RAM. Time for those cameras!!! The beauty of gaming smartphones is...
  • August 25, 2020

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

    We’ve seen so much from Samsung so far this year. The trend we have noticed is that Samsung launches its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, followed by a more affordable model of either the S series version or Note series. The Samsung device in discussion is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE(Fan Edition)  5G. The release of this more affordable version is usually few months after the release of the more premium and expensive devices, it is not a defined period as per say. The rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G begun back in July. The upcoming Galaxy S20 FE 5G has so many similarities to the already released Galaxy Flagships. The cherry on the cake, however, is the fact that it features all of the best specs from the S20 series and from the Note 20 series and all this for the price of $750. According to PriceBaba, dimensions of the device are said to be roughly 161 x 73 x 8mm. It is said to sport the same design as the Galaxy S20, similarly with the Note 20, it will have a “Glasstic” rear and has IP68 dust and waterproof rating and will have an under-display fingerprint scanner. The display is rumored to be between 6.4-inches -6.5-inch AMOLED screen which is approximately 0.2 inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy S20, though it is unclear what the resolution of the display will be. This screen is rumored to have a 120Hz refresh rate (this is what the Note 20 doesn’t have), and the phone will reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (lets hope there won’t an Exynos 990 version), with 5G support and will come with up to 8GB of RAM paired up with up to 512GB of internal storage. Powering this amazing device...
  • August 17, 2020

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra & K30 Ultra

    Xiaomi launches the Mi 10 Ultra to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is Xiaomi’s 2020 elite premium phone. The phone was announced on the 11th of August 2020. It has all the best features and specs Xiaomi could put in a smartphone, it basically has everything you can imagine, according to Xiaomi. It looks like a fusion between the Mi 10 and Mi 10 pro, and the best of what these two devices can offer and much more. The smartphone comes in black, white, and transparent gray colors – the latter is reminiscent of the Mi 8 Pro, and it lets you see the phone’s internals. On the front, it has a similar resemblance to the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, with the curved edges and a punchole selfie camera at the top-right corner. Sporting a 6.67″ curved OLED display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution and it reaches 800nits of brightness with a peak brightness value of 1120nits. Most devices show up to 16million colors but this device shows up to a whooping 1.07 billion vivid colors providing for an amazing image quality. This display also boasts 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. This offers butter smooth user experience. Disappointing enough, there is no IP rating for water and dust resistance on this device. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865, a more power-effecient LPDDR5 RAM (this brings in improved data transfer speed, of up to 50%, at lower power consumption (up to 30%)), and USF 3.1. This device is built for pace and performance! Also, it has a vapor chamber cooling system allowing it to maintain stable performance even after long use. According to Xiomi, the Mi 10 Ultra broke another AnTuTu record, this time reaching 660,000 points. As expected, Mi 10 Ultra...
  • August 11, 2020

    SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK FLEX

    Samsung’s amazing 2-in-1 laptop, the Galaxy Book Flex, is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops you can find on the market in 2020 thus far. Equipped with the S-Pen, 360-degree hinge and gorgeously vibrant QLED display all combine to make it an outstanding piece of tech. For the 15-inch, the laptop comes in two models, there’s a Core i5 and a Core i7 model both have a 10th Gen processor with up to 12GB of RAM and houses up to 512GB SSD storage. As for the smaller 13-inch, priced at $1349, also packs an Ice Lake Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 13.3-inch QLED 1080p display. Both are made in the fetching Royal Blue finish that you see in these photos. The only Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 configuration currently available today costs $1,399 and comes with a 15.6-inch, 1080p QLED display, an Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 12GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. Design The Royal Blue Galaxy Book Flex is astonishingly good on the eye. The aluminum Galaxy Book Flex chassis catches the light bouncing off of it, the result is an amazing gradient of hues. With dimensions measuring 14 x 9 x 0.6 inches and weighing around 3.4 pounds, it is pretty light and decently thin too. As its name implies, you can rotate the Galaxy Book Flex’s display up to 360 degrees to convert it and use it as a tablet. When closed, it exhibits reflective silver edges. The lid when opened, you will notice very slim bezels except the bottom bezel which houses the Samsung logo. In the top bezel you will find the 720p webcam. Ports It is worth mentioning that this device is exceptionally thin and thus you might not find most of...
  • Finally, Google is er with their budget smartphone and a suppose-to-be competitor for the iPhone SE and OnePlus Nord. Whether it will live up to the competition or not, we are here to find that out. The Google Pixel 4a is meant to give you the best of Google in an affordable package. Let’s take a look at it’s specs shall we… Body & Display: 144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm (5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 in) and weighs 143g(5.04 oz) and has Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame. Has a 5.81 inches OLED display, 83.2 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio) and 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~443 ppi density). OS: Android 10 Chipset, CPU & GPU: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) and an Adreno 618 Memory: 128GB storage with 6GB RAM, non-expandable. Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS Features LED flash, Auto-HDR, panorama 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS Selfie cam: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm Battery: 3140mAh Li-Po; 18W USB Power Delivery 2.0 charging; Connectivity: Nano SIM + eSIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.1 + LE; NFC; Wi-Fi direct; GPS, Galilleo, GLONASS. NB: An eSIM (embedded SIM) is a digital version of the SIM card that you use to connect your phone to a network provider. The chip can be reprogrammed to suit whatever carrier you want to use; however not all carriers support eSIM, so you’ll need to check with your provider whether you’ll be able to use this function in the Pixel 4a. Plus it’s worth noting that its functionality is only available to a selected number of countries and these include: US, UK, Australia, Canada, Spain, Germany, Taiwan and Japan. As you can see from the...
  • August 11, 2020

    Asus ROG Phone 3: PLUS ULTRA!!!

    This could easily be the most powerful smartphone of 2020 thus far. Asus has delivered all the goods when it comes to gaming phones since the first ROG gaming phone and it’s back for the 3rd consecutive year to retain it’s supremacy with it’s ROG 3 gaming phone. The gaming industry has definitely hit a new high in the “new normal”. Many who picked up gaming as a pastime activity during the lock down now play avidly and realized their dormant or hidden talent. Asus couldn’t have picked a better time to launch their new gaming smartphone, pushing it’s boundaries ever so high, Plus Ultra!!! Below you will find it’s specs and features. Body: 171mm x 78mm x9.85mm, 240g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 3), metal frame; Colors: Black. Display: 6.59″ AMOLED, 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 391ppi; HDR10+, 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sampling rate. TÜV Low Blue Light hardware. OS/Software: Android 10, ROG UI. Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+): Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650. Memory: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1 storage LPDDR5 RAM. Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra-wide angle: 13 MP, f/ 2.4, 11mm (ultrawide); Macro: 5 MP, f/2.0; LED flash, HDR, panorama. Front camera: 24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm. Video capture: Rear camera: 8K@30, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps. Battery: 6000mAh; Fast charging 30W, Direct Charge (Asus HYPERCHARGE), Power Delivery 3.0 + PPS, Quick Charge 4.0. Speakers: Yes, with DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers) Connectivity: 5G (Sub-6), optional Dual SIM support (5G + 4G or 4G + 4G dual standby), Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (GNSS,...
  • August 11, 2020

    SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20

    The vanilla Note 20 is here and it is very different in terms of design as compared to it’s larger sibling the Note 20 Ultra. Nonetheless, they share the same internals in terms of the processor power. Features and specs of the Note 20: Body: 161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm (6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in), weighing 192 g (Sub6 5G), 194 g (mmWave 5G) (6.77 oz), Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Stylus, 26ms latency (Bluetooth integration, accelerometer, gyro) Display: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 108.4 cm2 (~89.2% screen-to-body ratio) when a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5 HDR10+ Software: Android 10, One UI 2.5 Chipset: Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) – USA CPU: Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA GPU: Mali-G77 MP11 – Global Adreno 650 – USA Storage & Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM- UFS 3.1 Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm Selfie Camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF Video Capture: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh, fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging 9W Misc: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer; NFC; FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent); Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support), ANT+, Bixby natural language...
  • August 11, 2020

    SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA

    The long awaited Samsung knights Wielding the Stylus, one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2020- the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, is finally here. Samsung introduced the Note20 and Note20 Ultra on the 5th of August. The Note series has proven time and again that it is the most versatile and powerful big phone on the market for power users and stylus lovers. The following are the features and specs of the Note 20 Ultra: Body: 164.8×77.2×8.1mm, 208g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), stainless steel frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins); Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White. Display: 6.90″ Dynamic AMOLED, 1440x3088px resolution, 19.3:9 aspect ratio, 496ppi; HDR10+, Always-on display, 120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD refresh rate. OS/Software: Android 10, One UI 2.1. Chipset: Exynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global, Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) – USA: Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Global, Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA; Mali-G77 MP11 – Global, Adreno 650 – USA. Memory: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).   Rear camera: Wide (main): 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF , OIS; Telephoto: 12 MP, f/3.0, 120mm periscope, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm; LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama. Front camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF; Dual video call, Auto-HDR. Video capture: Rear camera: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS; Front camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps. Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging 9W. Misc: Fingerprint (under...