Month: April 2021

  • April 13, 2021

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G-Specs & Review

    Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Lite is another alternative for all who would love the Mi 11 experience but for much less. It comes in two models- the Mi 11 Lite 5G and the LTE version. Both these models share a similar design, powerful processors, camera setups, and displays. The 4G/LTE model is the cheaper, it shares most features with the 5G model but it is based on a less powerful Snapdragon 732G processor.                       Xiamo Mi 11 Lite 5G Dimensions 160.5 x 75.7 x 6.8 mm (6.32 x 2.98 x 0.27 in) Weight 159 g (5.61 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back Display AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, 90Hz, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits Screen Size 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~85.3% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 6 OS Android 11, MIUI 12 Chipset Qualcomm SM7350-AB Snapdragon 780G (5 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.90 GHz Kryo 670) GPU Adreno 642 Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) Internal Storage 128GB/256GB Memory/RAM 6GB/8GB Main Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm Video 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps Sound Yes, with dual speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC NFC Yes(market dependant) Radio – USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Battery Li-Po 4250 mAh, non-removable Charging Fast charging 33W Quick Charge 4+ Power Delivery 3.0 Colors Truffle Black, Mint Green, Citrus Yellow DESIGN &...
  • April 10, 2021

    Vivo X60 Pro Plus-Review & Specs

    A Fagship Worth Your Attention Just yesterday I was watching a smartphone review by MrWhoseTheBoss, the phone he was reviewing was a Vivo X60 Pro Plus. Then I remembered that I have never reviewed any Vivo smartphone before. The truth is there wasn’t any that I found a spark with but after watching the review of the Vivo X60 Pro Plus by Arun I loved the phone. In the video he also compares the cameras on Vivo X60 Pro Plus with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Particularly this phone- Vivo X60 Pro Plus. So Let’s see what makes it so interesting and worth the option. Another phone we will be taking a look at is the Vivo X60 Pro- which too is similar in many ways to the Pro Plus version. The Vivo X60 Pro Plus was released on the 30th January 2021 whilst the non Plus version was released recently on the 2nd April 2021. Here is the difference in specs between the two Vivo smartphones.              VIVO X60 PRO              VIVO X60 PRO PLUS Dimensions 158.6 x 73.2 x 7.6 mm (6.24 x 2.88 x 0.30 in) 158.6 x 73.4 x 9.1 mm (6.24 x 2.89 x 0.36 in) Weight 179 g (6.31 oz) 191 g (6.74 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame Glass front, eco leather back, aluminum frame Display AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+ Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak) Screen Size 6.56 inches, 104.6 cm2 (~90.1% screen-to-body ratio) 6.56 inches, 104.6 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels (~398 ppi density) 1080 x 2376 pixels (~398 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 6 OS Android 11,...
  • April 6, 2021

    RealMe 8 Pro-Specs & Review

    In this review, I will not talk about the two devices in two separate articles as they are too closely related to be talked about separately. Despite that, our focus will be the RealMe 8 Pro which supposedly has better features of the two. The main difference between the RealMe 8 Pro and it’s predecessor the RealMe 7 Pro is the new 108MP main camera while the rest of the other snappers remain the same i.e. an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. The design changes, mainly the rear panel, it has a sand-blasted finish. The rest of the features remain pretty much the same- the same 6.4″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen, the same Snapdragon 720G chip, as well as the same 4,500mAh battery. The downgrades include, the Realme 8 Pro has only one speaker, it charges a little slower at 50W, and the selfie camera resolution was halved. Oddly, the water-repellent coating is gone, too.                          RealMe 8 Pro Dimensions 160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm (6.32 x 2.91 x 0.32 in) Weight 176 g (6.21 oz) Build Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Display Super AMOLED, 430 nits (typ), 1000 nits (peak) Screen Size 6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density) Glass Type Not specified OS Android 11, Realme UI 2.0 Chipset Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm) for RealMe 8 CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) for RealMe 8 GPU Adreno 618 Mali-G76 MC4 (for RealMe 8) Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot) Internal Storage 128GB Memory/RAM 4GB(only...
  • I have not taken much interest to take a look at Oppo smartphones but there’s one particular Oppo smartphone that has recently stolen my attention- and that is the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The Chinese mobile communications company is well-known for its unconventional innovations- be it a swivel or a pop-up camera, geometry-inspired panels, the VOOC fast charging, or even soccer-themed phones.                    Oppo Find X3 Pro Dimensions 163.6 x 74 x 8.3 mm (6.44 x 2.91 x 0.33 in) Weight 193 g (6.81 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frame IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Display LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, BT.2020, 500 nits (typ), 1300 nits (peak) Screen Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5 OS Android 11, ColorOS 11.2 Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 GPU Adreno 660 Card Slot No Internal Storage 256GB UFS 3.1 Memory/RAM 12GB Main Camera 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS 13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF 50 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 110˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, omnidirectional PDAF 3 MP, f/3.0, (macro), AF Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video Selfie Camera 32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS NFC Yes Radio No USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum Battery Li-Po 4500...
  • April 3, 2021

    The OnePlus 9 Pro-Specs & Review

    Now it’s time to take a look at the top flagship from OnePlus- the OnePlus 9 Pro. This one has all the best features that are missing on the non Pro model, the OnePlus 9. Beside the screen size and resolution, the main difference between the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pros’ camera systems is the addition of a dedicated telephoto camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro.                          OnePlus 9 Pro Dimensions 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm (6.43 x 2.90 x 0.34 in) Weight 197 g (6.95 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Display LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak) Screen Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~90.3% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5 OS Android 11, OxygenOS 11 Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 GPU Adreno 660 Card Slot No Internal Storage 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 Memory/RAM 8GB/12GB Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS 8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS NFC Yes Radio No USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass,...
  • April 1, 2021

    The OnePlus 9-Specs & Review

    This year OnePlus has two models for its flagship lineup: the OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro. In this article we will be focusing on the OnePlus 9 model which misses out the following features to the OnePlus 9 Pro- More premium display, extra camera features, and support for OnePlus new 50W wireless charger. How different is it from the OnePlus 8 you ask, well, the OnePlus 9 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile platform, gets support for 120Hz refresh rate, updated wired charging, updated camera modules, supports bi-directional wireless charging which will only be available in selected markets only, and a larger battery.                       ONEPLUS 9 Dimensions 160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm (EU/NA)   160 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm (IN/CN) Weight 192 g (EU/NA)   183 g (IN/CN) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame   IP68 (T-Mobile version only) Display Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak) Screen Size 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~87.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5 OS Android 11, OxygenOS 11 Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 GPU Adreno 660 Card Slot No Internal Storage 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 Memory/RAM 8GB/12GB Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF   50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD GPS Yes, with dual-band...
  • April 1, 2021

    MEET THE POCO X3 PRO

    Xiaomi’s value packed smartphone is once again here- the Pocophone, the Paco x3 Pro. This is an upgrade from the Poco X3 NFC, which when put side by side you will notice the similarities. This is the first smartphone to run on the Snapdragon 860 processor. The commonly shared features with the Poco X3 NFC include IP53-rated for dust and splash resistance,120Hz refresh rate, a 6.67″ IPS LCD screens with 1080 resolution and the same 5,160mAh battery capable of 33W fast charging. Furthermore, other features found on the Poco X3 Pro include stereo speakers, a microSD slot, NFC, an IR blaster, and even a 3.5mm jack.        POCO X3 PRO Dimensions 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in) Weight 215 g (7.58 oz) Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), plastic back Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) IP53, dust and splash protection Display IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits (typ) Screen Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density) Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 6 OS Android 11, MIUI 12 for POCO Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7 nm) CPU Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485 Silver) GPU Adreno 640 Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) Internal Storage 128GB/256GB Memory/RAM 6GB/8GB Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm Video 1080p@30fps Sound Yes, with stereo speakers WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS NFC Yes Radio FM radio, recording USB USB Type-C 2.0,...