Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2019) and Galaxy Tab S5e (2019) - Review and features of new attractive tablets at affordable prices
If you thought that the tablet market has been rather quiet, then this is not at all the case at all with the new tablet launch from Samsung a direct confirmation of this. Tablet PCs, as well as smartphones, are constantly evolving, and current tablets also boast modern design, high-performance hardware, cool displays, etc. In today's review, we will look at two models from Samsung, one belonging to the budget class, and the second to the mid-range. The devices are really interesting, so let's take a closer look at their characteristics and cost.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) - review and features
Screen: 10.1-inch diagonal, IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, 16:10;
Processor: Exynos 7904, 14-nm process technology, 2 Cortex-A73 cores + 6 Cortex-A53 cores;
Memory: 2/32 GB + memory cards;
Camera: 8 MP main with autofocus and f / 2.0 + 5 MP front (fixed) with f/2.2;
Battery: 6150 mAh;
Dimensions and weight: 245 x 149 x 7.5 mm, 460 g.
Although the tablet market is gradually declining, it will not completely disappear. However, all these negative factors do not affect Samsung’s policy and they continue their work on tablets. The company spends a lot of effort on the appearance of its own tablets, which you cannot miss. The Galaxy Tab A 2019 is housed in an aluminium back cover with a thin plastic insert for antenna output. The IPS display is not of the highest quality, however, with the affordable price, such a decision not to put in higher quality display can be forgiven.
We also have no special complaints about the processor, because Exynos 7904 is similar to Snapdragon 450, which in turn is not inferior to Snapdragon 625 - yes, not a performance monster. The only thing that depresses it is the small 2 GB RAM, although in 2019 you need at least 3 GB. Nevertheless, you can play on a device in modern mid-level apps without any problems, and two stereo speakers can provide high-quality sound. Moreover, due to the Dolby Atmos technology, deep and surround sound is achieved.
A good autonomy for the device is attached to a 6150 mAh rechargeable battery, and its attractiveness lies in a fairly affordable price tag.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (2019) - review and features
Screen: 10.5-inch diagonal, Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, 16:10;
Processor: Snapdragon 670, 10-nm process technology, 2 Kryo 360 cores up to 2.0 GHz + 6 Kryo 360 cores up to 1.6 GHz;
Memory: 6/128 GB + memory cards;
Camera: 13 MP main with autofocus and f / 2.0 + 5 MP front (fixed) with f / 2.0;
Battery: 7040 mAh;
Dimensions and weight: 245 x 160 x 5.5 mm, 400 g
Galaxy Tab S5e turned out to be very attractive, if you compare the latest pro tablets from Apple. Looking at the device, the beauty immediately becomes clear – sitting in front of you is not a casual looking device, but a very solid combination of design and hardware. I like the fact that the frame is very thin, but not too much, and they are also from all sides of the same size. Therefore, in general terms, everything looks very good and obviously more expensive than its value.
The beauty of the device not only with its appearance, but built with powerful, yet energy efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. The feature of the chipset is that it is really inexpensive and belongs to the segment slightly above average, but it also allows play heavy toys in high graphics settings. Considering that the Galaxy Tab S5e has a solid amount of memory, this is both a gaming and multimedia device at the same time.
Very good, as for a tablet, a camera, a capacious battery, a stunning display, high-quality stereo sound indicate one thing - the purchase of this device is exactly justified!
For the first 4 months of 2019 Huawei has released a lot of gadgets, including low-end, mid-priced and flagship solutions. In today's article we would like to list all the top devices of the Huawei brand, as well as its subsidiary Honor. Particular attention will be paid to the best 2019 camera phone Huawei P30 Pro with a 10x hybrid zoom without loss of quality, rumors about the Mate 30/30 Pro, as well as the bendable smartphone Huawei Mate X, competitor to Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Huawei P30 Lite, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro - flagships of beginning 2019 with incredible cameras
Huawei P30 Lite
True to good old tradition, in 2019 Huawei has introduced three flagships, or rather one sub-flagship and two top solutions. Huawei P30 Lite is very different from its two older brothers, so it also has the Lite prefix. Having more modest characteristics, the device is not just some cheap device, having attracted a lot of attention. Outwardly it does look lot like Huawei P30 and this is its undoubted advantage as visual component determines almost 50% of the success of the device. Hardware in the device is productive, the Kirin 710 is placed somewhere between Snapdragon 660 and 710, and the device also offers at least 4/128 GB of memory. For gamers, GPU Turbo 2.0 technology is provided, which accelerates the video core and makes the gaming process more comfortable.
The device is equipped with a convenient 6.15-inch IPS-screen, matrix of which has NTSC color space coverage up to 96%, high brightness and contrast. The display occupies about 85% of the usable area, has 2.5D roundings at the protective glass and a high quality oleophobic coating. Huawei didn’t cut down on P30 Lite’s on photo capabilities, equipping it with a triple main camera. The main Sony IMX576 sensor has a resolution of 24 MP, high-aperture optics f / 1.8, and in addition to it, there is an 8 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front of the smartphone is equipped with a 32 megapixel front camera with support for face recognition technology. Battery of the device is at 3340 mAh, with support for fast charging, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner, located on the rear panel.
Given the cost of the Huawei P30 Lite, which is in range of $ 300, it is really affordable smartphone with excellent features. He has a wide range of photo opportunities, there is a game potential, etc. Conclusion: we have a device with an optimal price / quality ratio.
Although the P30 is a flagship model, it’s still a simplified version of the P30 Pro. However, the difference will not be noticeable if you are not an ardent fan of mobile photography and you do not need a crazy zoom or a huge number of camera sensors. The smartphone looks expensive and prestigious, and it has a lot of various interesting colors. The device is powered by top end processor Kirin 980 with 6/8 GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB of built in memory. Although the device supports GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, at this stage it may not be needed for gaming – since all hardware is already at the maximum graphics settings.
The company decided not to equip the smartphone with an inconvenient overall display and relied on a 6.1-inch high-quality OLED. HDR, DCI-P3 modes, as well as brightness up to 650 nits are all available in the smartphone. Also, due to the use of the OLED, it was possible to place the fingerprint scanner directly under the display. The photo capabilities of the device are more striking, since the main camera of Huawei P30 consists of three photo modules. The combination of the SOny IMX600 40 MP + 16 MP ultra-wide module + 8 MP telephoto module gives unlimited field for creativity. The main 40 MP sensor is unique in that it has not a standard RGGB matrix, but a new RYYB, which allows you to capture even more light. The 16 megapixel module allows you to shoot with a viewing angle of 120 degrees, and the 8 megapixel module provides a 3xd optical zoom. Super slow motion video can be shot with the main camera a frame rate of up to 960 fps in 720p resolution. The front camera has a resolution of 32 MP and it is great for creating high-quality selfies. Stereo sound with support for Dolby Atmos technology, dual GPS, NFC module, Type-C version 3.1, as well as a 3650 mAh battery that supports fast charging up to 22.5 watts. Considering that Huawei is far from a cheap brand, the P30 sells from $ 700 on average, which is very reasonable for its specs and appearance.
Huawei P30 Pro
And this is a real monster both in cameras, and in performance, and in autonomy. Cardinally, the version with the Pro prefix does not differ in appearance from the P30, but it is delivered by a powerful camera unit and almost no frames around the display. Above and below they are so minimal that the smartphone had to be equipped with a display that also served as a conversational speaker. The processor in the smartphone is the same Kirin 980 with 8 GB of RAM, but the constant memory can be 128/256 or as much as 512 GB. OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.47-inch, its useful area is almost 90%, there is support for HDR and DCI-P3. A fingerprint scanner is also located under the display.
The camera is what sold the device, as no one has yet had such a combination of software and hardware. The main Sony IMX650 RYYB-sensor at 40 MP is supplemented with a 20 MP ultra-wide camera, 8 MP telephoto camera and ToF depth sensors. The smartphone is unique in that it offers 5x optical, 10x hybrid zoom without loss of quality, as well as 50x digital zoom. The qualitative approximation is due to the optical stabilization of the sensor. The Huawei P30 Pro photo is doing great, because the Time of Flight module is responsible for determining the depth of field. Slow-mo recording and front camera resolution are similar to those of the Huawei P30.
Huawei P30 Pro has a two-position high-speed GPS-module, Type-C 3.1, NFC. The smartphone offers a huge 4200 mAh battery with support for fast charging at 40 W, as well as the presence of wireless charging at 15 W with a reverse charging function. Incredible camera, top-end hardware, gorgeous screen and appearance - they ask for all this stuff from $ 1,000. The only “imperfection” you can find is that it has no stereo and no 3.5 mm headphone jack
Huawei Mate X - folding smartphone tablet
You have probably noticed that lately, manufacturers have firmly taken up the idea of bending devices, which in one movement, turns a smartphone into a tablet and vice versa. But the idea is far from new, but only in 2019 technology allowed to implement something this interesting. Folding device Huawei Mate X is a combination of all the most advanced developments of the brand in one place. Its uniqueness is that in a fully unfolded form, its display has a diagonal of 8 inches with an aspect ratio of 8: 7.1 (almost square). Folding the device in half, the tablet turns into a smartphone with two screens: the first has a diagonal of 6.6 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9, and the second is 6.38 inches with a ratio of 25: 9. Considering the fact that Huawei Mate X offers the flagship a solid Kirin 980 with 8/512 GB of memory, a triple camera 40 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP, a 4500 mAh battery, it becomes clear that there is nothing better in the market. Of course, there is a certain similarity of the Galaxy Fold, but there is a different concept, due to which Huawei Mate X looks more impressive. The only drawback of the device is its price of 2600 dollars.
Honor 10i and Honor 20i - flagship of Huawei sub-brand.
Honor 10i and 20i are not top devices and they belong to the future flagship Honor 20 as well as the Huawei P30 Lite to the P30. Moreover, the Honor 10i and 20i are unwritten copies of the Huawei P30 Lite, and all devices are similar both in appearance and performance. Based on this, we only note those moments in which the Honor 10i / 20i differ from the P30 Lite:
The battery has grown to 3400 mAh;
Display size increased to 6.21 inches;
There are new colors of the case.
You probably have a question, how much, Honor has released two identical devices under different names? The answer is simple: Honor 10i is designed for the Russian market, and Honor 20i is more focused on Chinese consumers. At the same time at the price of gadgets do not differ, costing about $ 300, which equates to the cost and the original Huawei P30 Lite.
Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro - rumors about autumn flagships of the brand
By the end, we will tell you about what is known today about the future flagships of Huawei, which it will present in the autumn of 2019. Smartphones will differ from each other, but what exactly, we cannot yet say. Therefore, talking about rumors with regards to the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, we will not divide them into two different gadgets but will highlight the situation as a whole.
Two main leaks with regards to gadgets reveal some details about the batteries and the new system of optical image stabilization in cameras. So, it is reported that the line of Huawei Mate 30 will receive a new layout of internal elements called Subtract Like PCB. In practice, this will allow devices to have more capacious batteries and it is possible that with the same dimensions (as in the Mate 20), the capacity of the battery will increase up to 5000 mAh. The technology of placing the SLP components is already being put into practice by such mega-corporations as Samsung and Apple in their latest devices. Huawei has long been at the same level with these leading players in the mobile market, so it is not surprising that status obliges the Chinese brand to follow the latest achievements of progress.
The second leak concerns the new fluid optics for the flagship Mate 30 Mate 30 Pro. The technology itself is not new, and the combination of two types of liquids in the lens cavities was already demonstrated by Philips in 2004. The technology is very specific because only 14 years later, manufacturers decided to resume work in this direction. Huawei is an innovator in the smartphone market and not only, so the appearance of the new liquid stabilization system in the Mate 30 and 30 Pro is guaranteed.
The essence of the technology lies in the fact that the design of a liquid lens includes the lens itself, inside of which there are two liquids with different densities, because of which they are immiscible (most often it is water and oil). By changing the electrical potential, the camera device can focus and stabilize the picture. The advantage of the new optics over the classical one is that it changes the focal length over a wider range, focuses faster on the object and does not have any mechanical elements. That is, the new optics is more versatile (only one camera can replace the wide-angle, the usual module and the camera), a rapid and reliable. Perhaps the success of Huawei in this field will lead to the fact that the multicam in smartphones will disappear and we will again be able to admire devices with one, maximum of two camera eyes.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.You can also place pre-order at your website and become the first owner of this novelty!
The newly formed company Redmi, which is a subbrand with respect to Xiaomi, has been planning to launch a flagship device based on the Snapdragon 855 processor since the beginning of 2019. However, until today, all the information about the release of the top Redmi has only rumoured status. Now the smartphone lit up on video and its more detailed characteristics became known. Also, according to the latest information, Redmi X may have a slightly different name - Redmi Q. They promise to release not only the top machine in classic colors, but also a modification in the colors of Marvel on the occasion of the premiere of the film "The Avengers: Endgame". In general, the device promises to be very interesting, lets take a look closer.
Redmi X (Redmi Q) - the most affordable full-fledged flagship on the Snapdragon 855
Last year, Xiaomi released the top gadget Pocophone F1 on the Snapdragon 845, which instantly had success. Low cost and top-end hardware are the key to success, however, in terms of photo capabilities, screen, sound, etc. the device was inferior to absolutely all players in the big leagues. Redmi X will not follow the Pocophone path, but will appear before consumers as a full-fledged flagship without obvious flaws. The only thing that the new Pocophone Redmi will borrow is the low price that will have to attract millions of customers.
Most importantly, Redmi brand has everything necessary for releasing advanced device that both Xiaomi’s fans and fans of “value for money” will want to buy. And Redmi is famous for releasing of decent devices and the brand is recognizable all over the world. Let's quickly go through the main characteristics of Redmi X, which will offer us:
Screen: 6.39 inches, OLED-matrix with FullHD +, 19.5: 9, 88% of usable area;
Processor: Snapdragon 855, 7-nm, Kryo 485 cores up to 2.84 GHz with neural computing unit, Adreno 640 video accelerator;
RAM: 8 GB, dual-channel LPDDR4X 1866 MHz;
ROM: 128 GB, standard UFS 2.1 + memory cards;
Main camera: Sony IMX586 48 MP with f / 1.8, + 8MP (telephoto) + 13MP (wide angle);
Front camera: Samsung 20 MP, aperture f / 2.2;
USB Type-C 2.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm jack;
Communications: 2 nano SIM cards, support 4G LTE Cat.12 up to 600 Mbps, NFC;
Fingerprint scanner (under the display) + Face Unlock (software);
Battery: 4,000 mAh, lithium-ion, support Quick Charge 4;
OS: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10.
The first thing that attracts in the device is the large and high-quality screen that will be at the level of the displays installed in the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE. We don’t have to say anything about the processor, everything is clear, but the presence of a triple camera indicates that the company is preparing a real camera phone. So far, it is not known what kind of zoom will be in the smartphone, two or five times, but one thing is certain: the device will be able to make high-quality photos in standard, tele- and wide-angle modes. The presence in the smartphone of the NFC module also makes it clear that Redmi wants to attract as much attention as possible to the new product, and that the sales of the device will not be limited to the Chinese region.
Very little is known about the appearance of the smartphone, but the official video with the device opens the curtain of mystery. From the obvious - the body of the smartphone will receive a combination of metal and tempered glass, and color solutions will include black, red, a few more gradient solutions. Redmi X will also appear in the Marvel comics colouring. On the back of the device will be a triple main camera and nothing more, as the fingerprint scanner moves under the display. The entire front of the smartphone will consist only of the screen, since the front camera will receive a pop-up mechanism. Simply put, the periscope camera will begin to exit the hull and will be located at the left edge.
Looking forward to presentation of the flagship that scheduled on May 24th.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.You can also place pre-order at your website and become the first owner of this novelty!
Very soon OnePlus brand, popularly called as “flagship killer”, will release its top-end smartphone. To be more precise, the company for the first time in its entire history announces not one, but three flagship solutions at once, including OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. Today we will talk about the usual OnePlus 7, but we will mention the main features of the Pro-version, what exactly it will be different.
OnePlus 7 - top-end smartphone with a rather big price tag
At the beginning of the journey, OnePlus won the hearts with extremely advanced characteristics similar to A-brands, while price tag was 2 times lower. Unfortunately these happy magical times for all of us is over and the next innovations of the 2019 brand only confirm this. Basically, we are waiting for top gadgets with prices like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, etc. And OnePlus smartphones are becoming more expensive because the company has succeeded in the global and American markets, so it is time to raise the rates. As far as such move would be justified, there is no clarity so far, but now the brand intends to ask for at least $ 700 for its minimal set of memory and capabilities in its smartphones.
The characteristics of the usual OnePlus 7 is rather clear. This device with top-end hardware of Snapdragon 855 inside, 6/8 or as much as 12 GB of RAM, a drive up to 256 GB. OnePlus 7 will receive a design similar to the OnePlus 6T - a glass case, a frameless display and a drop-like cutout. The screen diagonal will be 6.4 inches with a resolution of Full HD + and more than 85% of usable area. The fingerprint scanner will be located under the display, while its speed and accuracy of response should increase. The main camera will receive two photo modules for 48 MP and 20 MP. It is known that the 48 MP sensor will be provided by Sony, the aperture of the lens will be f / 1.7, and the camera will be able to offer both optical and electronic image stabilization. A 16 MP sensor will be used as a front camera, but this information has not yet been confirmed. For the long working hours of the device will respond a powerful 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging Dash Charge.
Now the question is how will the OnePlus 7 Pro version differ from the usual one? The fact is that this model will receive not a flat screen, but a curved edge like the Galaxy S10 Plus. But the differences do not end there, since the device will also be equipped with an Optic AMOLED screen enlarged to 6.64-inches, and the front camera will be transferred from a teardrop-shaped cutout to a sliding block (like in the Vivo Nex). In addition to increasing the diagonal, the company also decided to increase the display refresh rate from 60 Hz to 90 Hz, which will have a positive effect on the smoothness of work and gaming. Finally, the changes will affect the main camera, which will receive three photo modules, namely 48 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP. A 16 megapixel camera will be able to take wide-angle photos with a viewing angle of up to 120 degrees, and an 8 megapixel module will be used for 5x optical zoom (without loss of quality). Naturally, all these improvements will be displayed on the price, which will increase from 700 to 780 dollars.
About OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is to say only that the smartphone will be able to work in networks of the 5th generation, while there is no information about whether this innovation will be displayed at a cost or not. All three gadgets are worth to wait, the presentation is scheduled for the 14th of May.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.You can also place pre-order at your website and become the first owner of this novelty!
Almost every day various companies present new smartphones of various cost and characteristics. In the same category of devices now there are many solutions from different manufacturers. And this is definitely good since competition has a positive effect on price cuts, but often the eyes diverge and it becomes unclear what is better to buy. We decided to simplify the task a bit with the choice of a new smartphone for people who have a limited budget. It will be about the new device from the company Huawei, Y6 Pro 2019. This cute modern smartphone should definitely please you.
Huawei Y6 Pro (2019) - review of inexpensive high-quality smartphone
The appearance of the new product is not much different from what competitors offer, but this does not affect the fact that the phone itself looks great. Like most inexpensive gadgets, the Huawei Y6 Pro (2019) offers a plastic case styled as a glass, a frameless display with a drop-like cut-out and a protective Gorilla Glass protective glass above the display. Standard gentleman's set, if I may say so, but there is one interesting thing at the smartphone - some colors the device is offered with a back cover, stylized under the leather. This interesting solution before was often offered by Samsung.
The display in the device is budget in all respects: the resolution of the entire HD is + 1560x720 pixels, the IPS matrix, the contrast is around 1500: 1, the aspect ratio is 19.5: 9 and the usable area is not more than 80%. Nevertheless, for everyday tasks such as watching videos and playing games such solution is sufficient. Screen size is 6.09 inches. As for the processor, it also offers an entry-level solution, namely Helio P22 from Mediatek. Although the chipset is not famous for high scores in Antutu (approximately 65,000), it is enough for all the necessary tasks. The main thing is that during normal use nothing slows down, and as for games, we can say that it pulls not too heavy toys at medium graphics settings. The RAM Huawei Y6 Pro (2019) offers 3 GB, and a constant 32 GB with the possibility of expansion with micro SD cards.
Really pleased with the camera apparatus, as it is only one (there is no these marketing 2 MP, which do not play a special role, but affect the cost), and offers very high-aperture optics with a f / 1.8 aperture value. The resolution of the main photo module is 13 MP, which is enough for most of the images. The front camera is simpler, which is natural, and already offers the user 8 MP with f / 2.0 and the ability to recognize faces. Since the device is endowed with a low resolution display, a 12-nanometer, energy-efficient processor and has a balanced-on-power Android 9 system with an EMUI shell, Huawei decided to save a large battery for other smartphones. Huawei Y6 Pro (2019) has a 3020 mAh battery with charging via a micro USB connector. The only thing that can disappoint in a smartphone is the missing NFC module.
But the price does not bite and you can safely grab this device for $ 145. Decent price for a good budget machine.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.You can also place pre-order at your website and become the first owner of this novelty!
Starting from 2017, smartphone manufacturers began to massively get rid of the framework in smartphones. At first they reduced them evenly and then began to completely remove them, leaving peculiar islets for placing cameras and sensors on them. Although for the last two years now everyone has been making smartphones with these notches, many people still prefer devices that have simply thin frames. The cuts in the screens sometimes do not allow to display very important information on the display, so today we decided to recall 5 excellent devices that do not have it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - the flagship of 2018
As for Samsung they were ignoring notch until the last moment, releasing devices with small frames on the top and bottom. It should be said that in the flagship sector, the brand did not bend under this trend and moved from the thin frames immediately to the holes in the screens. If we talk about the Galaxy Note 9, then this is one of the best solutions even today since the device is not much different from the Galaxy S10 - the processor is just different and the frame is thicker, which is natural.
The smartphone is attractive to everyone. Especially individual design with a smart screen. 6.4 inches of excellent Super AMOLED-display really give pleasure from viewing content and games. Moreover, the stylus comes with the smartphone, which in some situations is simply irreplaceable. The smartphone is rather big, but it is the Note line, which implies the use of large displays. The smartphone has no problems with battery life (at least 2 days of work are provided for it), as well as performance - after all, the flagship chipset of 2018 will be relevant for at least 2 more years. The device is also attractive in terms of cameras, as the quality of photos and videos is on par with competitors from Huawei, Google, Apple, etc. Price of the Galaxy Note 9 is very attractive, because today it’s being asked for less than $ 700.
Samsung Galaxy S8 - one of the best smartphones of its time.
Flagship devices are notable for the fact that after several years they significantly lose in price, but not in relevance. Take the same Galaxy S8 - this is the first frameless flagship of the company and it was so successful that the Galaxy S9 in its appearance completely copied. Despite the fact that 2 years have passed, it is still beautiful and most importantly a powerful device. He has one drawback - the camera is single. It shoots well in any conditions, but it does not have either an optical zoom or a wide viewing angle. But portrait photos even with a single camera are available to a smartphone and for many this will be enough. By the way, if you take the majority of modern devices, the Galaxy S8 will be compactly obscene and this is great, because not everyone needs flash shooters. The obvious advantage of the Galaxy S8 is its price - $ 370-400 and not a dollar more.
Xiaomi Mi A2 - the best budget android phone
Naturally Xiaomi Mi A2 is not a Pixel from Google, but it is a great alternative to Google devices at a very tasty price. At the beginning of 2019 Xiaomi has presented Redmi Note 7 with a great camera and a good Snapdragon 660 processor. The device instantly became a welcome purchase for many, but what would you like if you also want a powerful device with advanced cameras, but without MIUI? There is a way out and this is Xiaomi A2. The device is devoid of notch and similar elements, it just has two small frames above and below. The device is directly impregnated with the spirit of the old school, as it is made of metal, does not offer marketed 48 or more megapixels, bu tit has a good Snapdragon 660 and a pure Android system. This is really a likeness of the latest Pixel devices, only with the Lite prefix. What is most important is that almost everyone can afford such a gorgeous device, as they now ask for Xiaomi Mi A2 no more than $ 160.
Meizu 16th - one of the best brand’s devices
The company Meizu for a long time could not find its place in the sun, releasing one smartphone worse than another and more and more losing the audience. However, in the spring of 2018, the manufacturer changed his mind and first released good Meizu 15 and 15 Plus and then a completely different Meizu 16th. Top stuffing, excellent 6-inch OLED display, stunning stereo sound and excellent cameras. There are two disadvantages of a smartphone (considering its flagship status) - this is the absence of NFC and a battery of only 3000 mAh. In all other respects, there is no undermining of the smartphone and it looks distinctive, attractive and fresh against the background of competitors.
OnePlus 5T - hit the nail on the head
In 2017 OnePlus, as usual, introduced two top devices: First, OnePlus 5 appeared, and then its advanced version OnePlus 5T. The last one partially got rid of the framework, received more overclocked chipset and other improvements. The smartphone is already 2 years old, but what difference does it make if it still gets updates, pulls all the toys and looks great. Metal smartphone today is becoming a rarity again as almost all switched to glass. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, but the metal is still associated with reliability and durability. Is it worth it to buy OnePlus 5T today - why not if it is cheap and enough for all purposes? At the moment, you can get at 350 to 400 dollars.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.
At the presentation in March 2019, Xiaomi presented two smartphones: Redmi 7 and Black Shark 2. However, since Redmi is now considered a separate brand, and the hype around it is much more, many reviewers completely ignored the Black Shark 2 smartphone. However, it turned out to be quite interesting and also deserves its share of attention as a gaming machine with flagship technologies, able to compete with the new flagship Xiaomi Mi 9. Black Shark 2 is dressed in a stylish and unique design with RGB lighting and is filled with latest technologies
Black Shark 2 - Key Features
Colors: black, gray
Case: Aluminium and glass Gorilla Glass 6;
Screen: 6.39-inch diagonal, Super AMOLED-matrix, resolution 2340x1080 pixels, density 403 ppi, Always on Display, Magic Press Stereo Control (two zones with pressure recognition), contrast ratio 60000: 1, brightness 450 nit, 108.9 % NTSC, HDR10, sensor refresh rate 240 Hz, 43.5 ms response, 19.5: 9 format, occupies up to 82% of the front panel;
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 7 nm process technology, 64-bit, eight-core, 1 Kryo 485 core with up to 2.84 GHz frequency + 3 Kryo 485 cores to 2.42 GHz + 4 Kryo 485 cores to 1.8 GHz, 64 bits , liquid cooling Liquid Cool 3.0;
Graphics accelerator: Adreno 640 with a frequency of up to 710 MHz;
RAM: 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X, 2x2133 MHz;
Internal memory: 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 - without a memory card;
Camera: dual, 48 MP with an aperture f / 1.75 (Sony IMX586 sensor) and 12 MP with f / 1.75 (telephoto), sensor size 1/2 "+ 1 / 3.4", pixel size 1.6 µm and 1 µm, 2x optical zoom, digital stabilization, video recording at 4K @ 60fps, 1080p / 720p @ 960 fps;
Self-camera: 20 MP with an aperture of f / 2.0 and a pixel size of 0.9 microns;
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac with support for 2 × 2 MU-MIMO 2.4 + 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 (support aptX and aptX HD), NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, 4G LTE Cat.20;
USB Type-C 2.0;
Fingerprint scanner - built-in display;
Stereo speakers, Biso sound, Hi-Fi Audio;
Rechargeable battery: 4000 mAh, Quick Charge at 27 W;
Android OS 9 Oreo with JoyUI shell;
Dimensions: 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm;
Weight: 205 grams;
Antutu: 360,000 points;
Price: from 477 dollars, pre-order is currently available on our website
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Review
The new device is equipped with the most powerful processor Qualcomm, which appeared on the market in early 2019 and gained its place in all the top flagships of the current year. Like its predecessor, Black Shark 2 is made of glass and metal, but the design has changed a bit still keeping the overall style.
The Black Shark 2 uses a third-generation cooling system. The system dissipates heat over the entire area of the rear cover, and this makes it possible to reduce the chip temperature by as much as 14 degrees. The 1st generation Black Shark also had a similar system, but now it has increased 5 times. Also, a multi-layer graphite substrate is used to cool the chipset - due to this, even in extreme conditions, the processor does not heat up above 45 degrees.
The capacious 4000 mAh battery contributes to long and uninterrupted gaming, and although the battery capacity has not changed compared to the previous version of the smartphone, thanks to the energy efficient screen and processor, the autonomy was increased by more than 50%. Fast charging QuickCharge 4.0 with a power of 27 W is capable of providing a charge for a whole hour of games in just 10 minutes.
Hardware innovations are far from everything that has been updated in the Black Shark 2 model. The developers have significantly improved some important functions of the gaming smartphone, taking care of performance and battery life. For example, a user can unload all processes running in the background and thereby free up resources for the application currently required. Also, Xiaomi has equipped the device with a new antenna system "X + 2" (additionally, two antennas appeared on the side faces), which allows you to better catch the network signal and minimize delays in online games.
Not only does the company care about gaming capabilities: The Black Shark 2 is equipped with the newest 48 MP Sony IMX586 camera with an aperture of f / 1.75 aperture. An additional 12MP module is used for dual optical zoom with a focal length of 51 mm. In addition to high-quality mobile photography, FullHD video recording is available at speeds up to 960FPS.
Black Shark 2 - the best gift for a geek or gamer
The Black Shark 2 is a unique combination of advanced technology, low price and excellent battery life. Any advanced user of mobile gadgets, and especially a professional (or self-conscious) mobile gamer, will be happy with this package.
Budget smartphones are simply a goldmine for any company. Although every reputable manufacturer wants to show all his best practices implementing them in flagships, it is the budget segment that shows who is who. After all, most of the people cannot afford top devices with a price of about $ 1,000, whole $ 100-300 is the most popular range. Today's article will be devoted to just three such gadgets, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50, that cost 100+, 200+ and 300+ dollars respectively. Let's take a closer look at Samsung’s offer in the latest line up.
Samsung Galaxy A10 - the Top for your money
Everyone knowns that Xiaomi is called the king of the budget segment, but since 2019 Samsung has begun to intercept the initiative. The Galaxy A10 is a vivid example - a frameless device with a drop-shaped notch. It has a plastic case and very simple specs but it costs accordingly. The manufacturer asks for a smartphone a little more than $ 100, which is fully consistent with its set of characteristics. This is a cute budget smartphone obviously looking more expensive than its.
Galaxy A10 Specification:
Screen: IPS PLS 6.2 inches with a resolution of 1520x720 pixels, 19: 9, 82% of the usable area;
Chipset: Exynos 7884, 14nm, 8 cores (Cortex-A73 + Cortex-A53), frequency up to 1.6 GHz; Mali-G71 graphics;
Memory: 2 GB of RAM + 32 GB of ROM + micro SD support;
Cameras: primary at 13 MP with f / 1.9; 5 MP frontal with f / 2.0;
3400 mAh battery, OC Android 9 Pie.
The only thing the device lacks is an NFC module. The missing module for contactless payments is the main problem for all Chinese gadgets, so that Samsung could easily interrupt the sales of other very affordable smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy A30 - strong middle-class with dual camera
If you have a little more than $ 200 then Galaxy A30 will suit you perfectly. This is one of the most balanced gadgets with reasonable price and attractive features. Like all the latest devices of the brand, the device offers a plastic case (stylized glass) and a frameless display with a drop-shaped cut-out. But unlike the Galaxy A10, the Galaxy A30 is more powerful, with a more advanced screen and even a fingerprint scanner.
More detailed specs of the Galaxy A30 are as follows:
Screen: Super AMOLED 6.4 inches with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels, 19.5: 9, 85% of the usable area;
Chipset: Exynos 7904, 14nm, 8 cores (Cortex-A73 + Cortex-A53), frequency up to 1.8 GHz; graphics Mali-G71 MP2;
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM + 32/64 GB ROM + micro SD support;
Cameras: primary at 16 MP with f / 1.7 + 5 MP with f / 2.2; frontal 16 MP with f / 2.0;
4000 mAh battery, OC Android 9 Pie.
In Galaxy A30 smartphone is almost impossible to find fault. This is a very powerful gadget with an attractive and modern appearance, as well as NFC module. That is why now many customers are hesitating between the Galaxy A30 and Redmi Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy A50 - a solid smartphone with a triple camera, sub-scanner and NFC
When finances allow you to spend a little more on a smartphone then the Galaxy A50 comes into play. Externally, the device is not much different from the Galaxy A30, but in terms of characteristics and capabilities it is a qualitatively different product. Again, the plastic case and full-screen design with a drop-like neckline, but the advantages of the device are as follows:
Triple main camera capable of creating classic photos, portrait and wide-angle photos;
The fingerprint scanner under the display is now in fashion and the galaxy A50 is not lagging behind;
A powerful processor capable of drawing modern games at high settings.
If we talk about the full characteristics of the gadget, the Galaxy A50 can offer the following options:
Screen: Super AMOLED 6.4 inches with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels, 19.5: 9, 85% of the usable area;
Chipset: Exynos 9610, 10nm, 8 cores (Cortex-A73 + Cortex-A53), frequency up to 2.3 GHz; Mali-G72 MP3 graphics;
Memory: 4/6 GB RAM + 64/128 GB ROM + micro SD support;
Cameras: main 25 MP with f / 1.7 + 5 MP with f / 2.2 + 8 MP wide-angle with f / 2.2; frontal at 25 MP with f / 2.0;
Fingerprint scanner under the display, Type-C 2.0, NFC;
4000 mAh battery, OC Android 9 Pie.
Almost the ideal option for your money, because a smartphone can be called gaming, multimedia and also a camera phone, allowing you to make masterpieces of pictures with different viewing angles.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.You can also place pre-order at your website and become the first owner of this novelty!
The modern world is full of smartphones - there are excellent flagships, there are very well balanced devices, and there are also cool budget smartphones. Recently, however, more and more camera focused devices started appearing, where manufacturers built the phone with advanced cameras. These are mainly flagship devices, because cameras are just as important as the other technical specs - in the big leagues there is no excuse for weak spots. Therefore, today we will talk about camera phones, which are recognized as the best by the version of experts from DxOMark. However, this is not all and we decided to include one dark horse in the top-level smartphone rating with the best cameras, and for a reason.
How to choose a smartphone with a good camera?
The best way to choose a smartphone with a good camera is to look at comparison reviews for several gadgets. Fortunately, modern reviewers of technology devote enough time to testing the cameras, and after watching 2-3 videos (or after reading 2-3 articles), you can accurately determine your favorite. But how should you choose, if there are no reviews on smartphones of interest? First of all, we look at the specifications of the cameras in the devices, and it is important to consider the following points:
The sensor from Sony - this company makes the best mobile sensors. In this case, it is best to look closely at sensorsmodelsthat have a numerical designation of 300 or higher in the title. For example, IMX363, IMX486, etc.
High-aperture optics - today you can find an aperture of f/2.2 lenses only in very cheap smartphones. On average, manufacturers use f/1.9 - f/1.8.Morehigh-aperture optics is already a big advantage of flagships, but sometimes there are exceptions. Light optics allow the camera to capture more light, and this and improved color reproduction, details, minimizing noise;
Processor - the more modern and powerful the chipset, the better. Indeed, in each new chip, manufacturers improve the blocks responsible for the signal coming from the camera sensor (ISP cores). Not only the speed, but also the quality of digital signal processing, and as a result, the quality of the photo depends on the power and modernity of the chip;
Software - software is one of the key positions in the final processing of the image. Better software - better photos, everything is simple. That is why Google Camera is incredibly popular, as it is able to squeeze the most out of almost any sensor.Therefore, if your smartphone is has already good hardware according to all described above but the only issue is Software, you can improve by installing Gcam.
Top 5 Smartphones with the best camera 2019
Huawei P30 Pro
At the moment it is not only the most advanced device for photo quality, but also the most advanced device in terms of the capabilities of the cameras themselves. The leadership of the smartphone is achieved by using three modules: 40 MP (normal) + 20 MP (wide-angle) + 8 MP (telephoto) + ToF-camera for measuring the depth of the photo. What is the magic of a smartphone and its cameras? If we talk about a 40 MP photo module and a 20 MP wide-angle camera, then there is no surprise and no differences from competitors. As for the 8 MP telephoto camera, it has the world's first 5-fold optical zoom among all mobile cameras. Also due to the use of optical stabilization and artificial intelligence, the camera is able to do x10 hybrid zoom without visible loss of quality. In the end, the Huawei P30 is able to bring objects up to 50 times with a slight deterioration in quality, but this approximation works adequately only with good lighting. It would also be worth mentioning the ToF-camera, which allows almost ideal separation of the background from the foreground, due to which elegant portrait shots are achieved.
Huawei P20 Pro
We decided to talk about this flagship of 2018, since it is no different from the cameras from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which costs more and takes pictures similarly. The P20 Pro was the best photo smartphone last year, and even now it’s wrong for him to complain - it ranks third in the ranking and even bypasses the Galaxy S10 Plus. Today, the camera of the device cannot be called unique, but last year 40 MP main sensor, 20 MP monochrome sensor and 8 MP camera with a triple optical zoom were amazing. A big plus of the device is that it perfectly shoots at night, at the level of Pixel 3 XL, and this is without using the cheat mode HDR +. A 40 MP sensor in low light combines 4 pixels into 1, thereby achieving excellent photo quality even with a lack of light, albeit with a lower resolution to 10 MP. Also 40 MP sensor + 8 MP sensor can be combined to achieve x5 zoom without loss of quality - this is still the same hybrid zoom.
Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung’s smartphones have always been famous for their decent photo quality, so it’s not surprising that the Galaxy S10 Plus ranked high in the rankings. There are no outstanding specs as Samsung adopts a classic method, simply improving the software and adding on some camera features. So, the Galaxy S10 Plus can offer a 12 megapixel main camera with a physically changeable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4 values. Large aperture optics used in very poor light, and f/2.4. it is used when there is enough light to make the frame have a greater depth of field. Also, the smartphone has a 16 MP high-quality wide-angle camera, which allows you to shoot with both wide viewing angle and also macro photos. Finally, it is worth mentioning the 12 megapixel telephoto camera capable of making x2 zoom without loss of quality.
Xiaomi Mi 9
Over the past two years, Xiaomi smartphones have made significant progress in terms of photo capabilities. This is evidenced by the fact that the flagships of the brand now and then seen on the site DxOMark. Xiaomi Mi 9 in this issue has succeeded the most and now it occupies the 5th line of the best camera phones in the world. A feature of the gadget is a 48 MP sensor from Sony, which can transform into a 12 MP sensor with an increase in pixel size by 2 times. The device also has an additional 12 MP camera for a dual optical zoom without loss of quality and a 16 MP wide-angle camera (it is also used for macro photos from a distance of 4 cm). Specialists from DxOMark also found out that the smartphone perfectly shoots video and according to this indicator it takes the second place.
Redmi Note 7
Is a cheating smartphone. In fact, Xiaomi did not fully understand what it did to make a very cheap device with a very advanced camera. It turned out so good that it exceeds the capabilities of Mi 9, Galaxy S10 Plus and iPhone Xs Max. But the camera of the device is so good under one condition - you need to take pictures with the help of a third-party Google Camera application in HDR + and “Night Mode” modes. The stock camera application Redmi Note 7 is not bad, but it does not reveal the full potential of the 48 MP sensor from Samsung. The benefit of putting Gcam on Redmi Note 7 is not a problem - you just need to download the necessary apk (there is information on the forums which Gcam is best suited) and the trick is done. Numerous comparisons have shown that Redmi Note 7 with Gcam is really capable of circumventing the quality of the images of many of the flagships, both during the day and at night.Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and be the first to get notified with availability of this gadget.
Redmi budget series are historically very popular in every country where Xiaomi is present. It is so popular that the company decided to carve it out as a separate brand. The new Redmi 7 that we are going to review today has already been released without the Xiaomi branded on the back: "Redmi" brand is proudly imprinted as its brand (with, "Xiaomi" in small postscript , so that we don’t forget). This new phone is budget, but at the same time quite powerful and well balanced. Here are the specifications ics of the new smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 Specs
Colors: black, blue, red;
Case: plastic and tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5;
Screen: 6.26 inches, IPPS-panel with LTPS technology, resolution 1520x720, 19: 9 format, contrast ratio 1500: 1, brightness 450 nit, 84% NTSC, 82% of usable area;
Processor: Snapdragon 632, 14-nm, 4xKryo 250 up to 1.8 GHz + 4xKryo 250 up to 1.8 GHz;
Graphics: Adreno 506, frequency up to 600 MHz;
RAM: 2, 3, 4 GB, single-channel LPDDR3 with a frequency of 933 MHz;
Permanent memory: 16, 32 GB or 64 GB, eMMC 5.1 standard;
Memory cards: there is a combined slot with SIM2;
Main camera: 12 MP with f / 2.2 + 2 MP, pixel size 1.25 µm, EIS (digital stabilization), phase autofocus, Full HD recording at 60 fps and 720 p at 120 fps;
Front camera: 8 MP from Samsung with f / 2.2 aperture;
Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm jack;
Communication: 2 nano SIM cards, support 4G LTE Cat.12 up to 600 Mbps;
Navigation: GPS-module with support for GLONASS and BeiDou;
Security: fingerprint scanner (back) + face recognition;
Battery: 4000 mAh, lithium-ion, support for Quick Charge at 10 watts;
OS: Android 9.0 Pie + MIUI 10;
Dimensions: 158.73 x 75.6 x 8.47 mm;
Weight: 180 g;
Redmi 7 performance
Performance of the new Redmi 7 is supported by the Snapdragon 632 chip, which is made from a combination of Snapdragon 636 processor unit and graphic unit from the Snapdragon 625. As a result, it has powerful custom Kryo 250 cores up to 1.8 GHz and a weak Adreno 506 video accelerator. Looks like a weird decision but according to Antutu, its performance is very highly rated at more than 100,000 points. However, we can note that it cannot cope with the load on heavy games. Definitely Xiaomi know what they are doing, so the smartphone is equipped with a screen with reduced resolution to HD +, which greatly simplifies the work of the graphics subsystem and thus greatly improves gaming performance. The solution is quite predictable: Redmi 6 and Redmi 5 also had HD screens, and the cherished FullHD is only on Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 5 Plus. If Redmi 7 Pro comes onto the market, you can rightfully expect it to be with FullHD + screen and a more productive platform.
The smartphone will appear on the market in three versions in terms of memory: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, 3GB/64GB and 4GB/64GB. The entry version will receive a very modest volume, but it will delight buyers enticingly low price. The second and third options are preferred, especially given the possibility of expanding the amount of internal memory using microSDXC cards up to 128GB
Redmi 7 cameras
There is no reason to expect good cameras from a budget phone, but Redmi 7 uses a very good pair of sensors for the main camera and a quite decent 8MP front camera. There is very little information on the front camera, except that it is able to recognize the face of the host (software function, recognition errors are possible), but there are more detailed data on the main camera:
- as the main module uses a sensor with a resolution of 12MP, f / 2.2 aperture and 1.25 micron pixel. The parameters correspond to the Omnivision OV12A10 sensor, which was previously used in the Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphones, and proved itself quite well.
- the camera has electronic stabilization, phase autofocus and can shoot video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second and at a speed of 120 frames per second, but already in HD 720p
- Also in the smartphone there are beginnings of artificial intelligence, which contributes photo quality improvement by selecting the most optimal camera settings, beautification, scene definition, etc.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 pre-order
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