Month: November 2020

  • November 29, 2020

    The iPhone 12

    Next in line, after the iPhone 12 Mini, is the iPhone 12. Now there isn’t much of the difference between the two devices but the majority of the Apple consumers are most likely to purchase the iPhone 12 over the iPhone 12 Mini. Spec Table: Apple iPhone 12 Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in) Weight 164 g (5.78 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) Display Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10 Screen Size 6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density) Glass Type Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating OS iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2 Chipset Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) CPU Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm) GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Card Slot No Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB Memory/RAM 4GB Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″ Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec. Selfie Camera 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor) Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS NFC Yes Radio No USB Lightning, USB 2.0 Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Siri natural language commands and dictation Battery Li-Ion 2815 mAh, non-removable (10.78 Wh) Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0 Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 15W Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue The iPhone 12 has the same built and esign as the iPhone 12 Mini which is a dual-glass smartphone sandwiched by an aluminum...
  • November 22, 2020

    New iPhone 12 Mini

    Apple’s iPhone 12 Series is finally here, and what better way to start the review with Apple’s smallest but equally powerful iPhone 12 Mini. This is one of the most compact device of the year 2020. The device is just 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm in dimension and weighs 135 grams, that’s an incredibly light and small flagship. iPhone 12 Mini Dimensions 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in) Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified) Display Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak) Screen Size 5.4 inches, 71.9 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density) Glass Type Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating OS iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2 Chipset Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) CPU Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm) GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Card Slot No Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB Memory/RAM 4GB Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″ Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec. Selfie Camera 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″ SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor) Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS NFC Yes Radio No USB Lightning, USB 2.0 Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Siri natural language commands and dictation Battery Li-Ion 2227 mAh, non-removable Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0 Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 12W Colors Black, White, Red, Green,...
  • November 13, 2020

    Huawei Mate 40 Series

    Huawei recently announced the Huawei Mate 40 series which will be composed of the base Mate 40, Mate 40 pro, Mate 40 Pro + and the Mate 40 RS Porsche Design edition. Now, Some of you may not know the difference between Huawei’s Mate and P series. According to Huawei, the Mate series focuses on pixels and processors and tends to be ahead of the phones on having the latest processor. The P series however, targets those who are more concerned about the design sense, new colors and photo-taking capabilities. Over the years, Huawei has adopted the tendency of releasing it’s Mate series in the second semester of the year and this year is by no means any different featuring three Mate 40 devices and a Porsche Design Edition on top of the list. These four devices as would expect share in some of the features and specs across the board. Of these four devices, one holds the sweet spot in terms of specs and features and that is the Mate 40 Pro. On top of that, Huawei regards the Mate 40 Pro to be the signature smartphone in the series. Here is a list of these shared features: – OLED 90Hz display with HDR10 – Android 10 based on EMUI with no Google Play Services – Main camera is a 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF – Expandable storage via NM (Nano Memory) up to 256GB – 13 MP selfie camera with f/2.4, 18mm (ultrawide) – Under display fingerprint reader Those are about the only shared features that these devices share. Here’s a table of comparison for all three devices: HUAWEI MATE 40 HUAWEI MATE 40 Pro HUAWEI MATE 40 Pro + Dimensions 158.6 x 72.5 x 8.8 mm (Glass) / 9.2mm (Leather) 162.9...
  • November 3, 2020

    The Google Pixel 5

    Released: October 15, 2020 We have for you today Google’s flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel 5. Now you are going to have to agree with me here, Google’s idea of a flagship isn’t what you think it is. We all know that for a smartphone to be considered a flagship it means the device’s specs have to be the best there is. Google, however, has a unique description and approach to this concept but it still remains the best phone they’ve released. Google, this time around, has decided to focus on the user experience and one other major area that Google is known to be great for, is the simplified camera experience. There are some features that have been shed off from its predecessor, the Google Pixel 4. These include no telephoto shooter, no face unlock, and unique features such as Soli(used to track motion on a microscopic scale). Regardless of all this, it still has amazing features such as a 90Hz OLED display, larger 4080mAh battery as compared to the Pixel 4’s 2800mAh battery, and an IP68 rating. Dimensions 144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 in) Weight 151 g (5.33 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum back, aluminum frame With IP68 dust/water resistance Display OLED, 90Hz, HDR10+ Screen Size 6.0 inches, 87.6 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 6 OS Android 11 Chipset Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) GPU Adreno 620 Card Slot No Internal Storage 128GB Memory/RAM 8GB Main Camera 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm Video 4K@30/60fps,...