Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro... Another Camera beast !!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched with Kirin 980 SoC and 40 W SuperCharge Technology.... 

Yesterday, at an event in London, Huawei launched its latest Flagship Smartphone - the Mate 20 Pro. The smartphone features a 6.39-inch OLED display and is powered by Huawei's latest Kirin 980 SoC. At the launch event Huawei launched three more smartphones and all these smartphones are a part of the new Mate 20-series. But in this post, we'll be talking exclusively about the Mate 20 Pro.

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro - Specifications : 
Mate 20 Pro runs EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by the Kirin 980 SoC which is an octa-core CPU based on 7 nm process and is clocked at 2.6 GHz (max), coupled with the Mali-G76 GPU. It sports a 6.39-inch QHD+ (1440 x 3120 pixels) curved OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 86.9% screen to-body ratio, DCI-P3 HDR and a display notch. 


Talking about the cameras, the handset sports a triple-rear camera setup which includes a 40 MP primary wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 20 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and the third camera is an 8 MP shooter with a 3X telephoto lens and f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on this phone is a 24 MP RGB sensor with support for 3D-Facial unlock and 3D Live emoji. 

Under the hood, it packs a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40 W fast-charging and 15 W fast wireless charging. This smartphone also comes with support for world's first wireless reverse charging on a smartphone. The connectivity options on the Mate 20 Pro include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating and the security options on this phone include 3D-Facial unlock and an in-display Fingerprint scanner.  

The Mate 20 Pro comes in a single variant having 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of on-board storage and is priced at EUR 1049 (Rs 89,100 approx) in the UK. There's no info yet on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's price and launch date in India. 

Published : 8 pm, Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Honor 8X launched in India with Kirin 710 SoC and 16 MP front camera.

Honor 8X - One of the best Smartphones under 15K...

Today, Honor launched a new budget Smartphone - the Honor 8X. This phone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, sports dual AI cameras and has a really beautiful and premium design. It is an amazing smartphone and seems like the Realme 2 Pro has a real competitor now. 

  • Honor 8X -  Specifications : 
The Honor 8X sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a small notch and a really small chin. And the phone looks really beautiful from the front and the back as well. It runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by the Kirin 710 AIE SoC which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz. 


The cameras on this phone are also really good, it sports a dual rear camera setup and a single 16 MP front camera for selfies. The dual rear camera setup includes a 20 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2 MP depth sensor. All the three cameras are powered by AI and do a great job. The phone also comes with Night mode for taking low-light pictures and a super-slow motion mode which allows the phone to record slow-mo videos at 480 fps. 

It packs a 3750 mAh battery which should be enough for a one-day use. The connectivity options on the Honor 8 X include WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, a micro-USB port, GPS and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The phone comes with all the sensors and the security options include a rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner and face unlock. The fingerprint scanner on this smartphone is super fast (I guess this phone has the fastest fingerprint scanner in its segment). 

The phone comes in three variants viz - 4 GB/64 GB, 6 GB/64 GB and 6 GB/128 GB and two color options - Blue and Black. The price of the Honor 8X in India starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4 GB RAM variant, Rs 16,999 for the 6 GB/64 GB variant and Rs 18,999 for the 6 GB/128 GB variant. 

Published : 8:30 pm, Teusday

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy J6+... Why Samsung ??😥🤐

Samsung Galaxy J6+... Why would anyone Buy this??

Samsung is a brand that makes amazing premium Smartphones and recently it launched the Galaxy A9 (2018) which is the first smartphone ever to sport a quad-rear camera setup. But what Samsung is doing with its budget range Smartphones (J-series) is awful. Last month Samsung launched the Galaxy J6+ and this phone sports a HD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC. Lets talk more about it in detail.

  • Galaxy J6+ - Specifications :
The Galaxy J6+ runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung's own custom UI and is powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC which is a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz and is paired with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM. It features a 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.


The Smartphone features a dual-rear camera setup which includes a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP depth sensor. On the front, it sports a 8 MP camera and the photos taken on this phone are just OK. There's nothing special with the cameras and there are a lot of phones in the same price bracket that have much better cameras. 

It packs a 3,300 mAh battery which may last for a day and comes with the standard charger because the phone does not support any kind of fast charging. Further the security options on this phone include a side-mounted Fingerprint scanner and face unlock. It comes with 64 GB of on-board storage and the storage is expandable up to 512 GB via microSD card. 

Now, you guess the price of the phone. Whatever you've guessed is wrong! This Galaxy J6+ is priced at almost Rs 15,990. So, would you buy it for Rs 16,000?? I'm sure you won't because there are so many other Smartphones in the same price bracket which can beat the J6+ in every field. So, be smart and stay away from these kind of Smartphones. 

Published : 8 pm, Sunday

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

iPhone XS Max vs Pixel 3 XL... Wide Notch vs Deep Notch !

iPhone XS Max vs Google Pixel 3 XL... 

The Pixel 3 XL was launched recently with its deep notch and the latest version of Android while the iPhone XS Max was launched a month ago with its wide Notch and the latest version of iOS. Both the phones are really fast and are one of the best Camera smartphones right now. So today, we'll be comparing both these phones...
  • iPhone XS Max vs Pixel 3 XL : 
Lets start with the design and overall build quality of both the devices. The iPhone XS Max and the Pixels 3 XL, both have a Glass Sandwich design and a metal frame. Both the phones feel solid in hand and have a really premium design. So, no compromise what so ever in the design and build quality of both the phones. 

Now talking about the display, the Pixel 3 XL sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440 pixels) OLED display with a deep notch while the iPhone XS Max has a slightly bigger 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels and a wide notch. Both the displays are really good and are one of the best Smartphone displays in the market but I like the display of the iPhone XS Max because there's no chin. 


As I mentioned earlier, both the phones are really fast and the performance of both the devices is pretty smooth. The iPhone XS Max is powered by the A12 Bionic Chip and runs iOS 12 while the Pixel 3 XL is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. And the UI and gestures feel really smooth on both of them because they are running the latest and purest versions of their respective OS. And I'm an Android lover, so my vote goes to the Pixel 3 XL in terms of UI and OS. But when it comes to raw performance, the iPhone XS Max is a clear winner because the A12 Bionic is more powerful than the SDM 845. 

Both the phones have really good cameras. The iPhone XS Max has a dual camera setup on the back which includes a 12 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 12 MP secondary camera with a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture for 2x optical zoom. On the other hand, Google Still prefers to use a Single camera 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture. But things get changed when it comes to the front cameras, iPhone XS Max has a single 7 MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture while Pixel 3 XL comes with a dual front camera setup including an 8 MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 8 MP secondary sensor with a 97-degree wide angle lens and an aperture of f/2.4. And the front camera setup on the Pixel 3 XL is much better than that on the iPhone XS Max (as I observed). 


Under the hood, the iPhone XS Max packs a 3174 mAh battery and supports fast charging as well as wireless charging. On the other hand Pixel 3 XL sports a 3450 mAh battery with support for fast charging and wireless charging as well. But main difference is that Apple provides you with a 5 W (Super Slow) charger in the box while Google provides an 18 W Fast charger. And not just this, both the phones don't have a 3.5 mm audio jack but atleast Google provides a Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter, which apple has stopped giving in the box because...... You know what I wanna say !! 

Coming back to the comparison, lets talk about the price of these Smartphones, the iPhone XS Max starts at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64 GB variant and goes all the way up to Rs 1,44,900 for the 512 GB variant. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 3 XL starts at Rs 83,000 for the 64 GB variant and goes up to Rs 91,000 for the 128 GB storage variant. 

So, Both the phones are really good and its totally a personal preference. I like Android over iOS, so my pick would be the Pixel 3 XL and do let me know what's your pick in the comment section below.

Published : 11 pm, Saturday 

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Friday, October 12, 2018

The Razer Phone 2... Its not just a Gaming Smartphone !

The Razer Phone 2 is now official with Snapdragon 845 and a 120 Hz display...

Razer has introduced its latest Flagship Smartphone - the Razer Phone 2. The Razer Phone 1 was one of the first Gaming smartphones' and it featured a true 120 Hz display which was amazing and super smooth. Not only the Razer phone 2 has the same super fast and smooth display but now, it supports wireless charging too. So, without wasting more time, lets discuss briefly about the Razer Phone 2.

  • Razer Phone 2 - Specifications :
The Razer phone 2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Nova launcher Prime by default.  It sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) IGZO display with 16:9 aspect ratio, HDR coverage and 120 Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.8 GHz with Adreno 630 GPU and is paired with 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM. And for preventing the device from overheating, Razer has used a scaled-down version of the vapor chamber cooling technology used on its Blade 15 laptop.


The cameras on the Razer Phone 1 were not that great but this time Razer has improved the camera Quality. The Razer Phone 2 sports a dual rear-camera setup which includes a 12 MP primary sensor with OIS and f/1.75 aperture and the secondary camera is a 12 MP sensor with a telephoto lens having an aperture of f/2.6. And the rear camera is capable of recording videos at up to 4K resolution. The front camera on the Razer Phone 2 is a 8 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and can record 1080p videos at up to 60 fps. 

Under the hood, it packs a 4,000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0+ support. The phone also supports Wireless charging because this time, the back panel is Glass. The audio output via the dual front-facing stereo speakers is really loud the the its one of the best speakers on a smartphone. The Razer Phone 2 lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack but comes with a 24-bit DAC Audio Adapter and Dolby Atmos Technology. 

The connectivity options include dual band WiFi 802.11 ac (with 2x2 antennas), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and a USB type-C port. The Razer Phone 2 is water resistant with IP67 certification, (so you can game outdoors even when its raining 😜). Further, Razer has removed the LED notification light because now, the Razer Logo on the back panel is a Razer Chroma RGB logo. It a backlight logo and it also works as a notifications light for incoming calls and notifications. The best part is that you can customize the color of the logo according to your preferences.


The Razer phone 2 comes in two sublime finishes. One can choose between the 64 GB classy mirror back or 128 GB rugged stain finish (The 128 GB stain version will be released at a later date). The 64 GB variant is available for sale at USD 799 (Rs 58,800 approx). 

Published : 6 pm, Friday

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 launched with Four rear Cameras.... This is Insane !!

Samsung Galaxy A9 - World's First Smartphone with 4 Rear Cameras.....

Today, Samsung has launched a new Smartphone and the rear camera setup on this smartphone includes 4 different cameras. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC, comes with a 24 MP front facing Camera and a 6.3 inch FHD+ display. So, just after reading the the small introduction, you can easily predict that the cameras are going to be the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of the device. 

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 - Specifications : 
The Galaxy A9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung's Experience UI on top. It sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz (max) and is paired with 6 GB/8 GB of RAM. 


Talking about the cameras on this Smartphone, the rear panel has a camera setup which consists of four cameras. The first camera (topmost) is an 8 MP ultra-wide shooter with 120-degree Field-of-view and an aperture of f/2.4. The next camera is a 10 MP sensor with a telephoto lens (2x Optical Zoom) and f/2.4 aperture. The third Camera from the top is the primary 24 MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 and the bottom-most shooter is a 5 MP depth-sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Now coming to the front, there's a single 24 MP shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture and the selfies from this front camera are amazing and have a really good amount of detail. 


Under the hood, it packs a 3,800 mAh battery and supports fast charging. The connectivity options on the Galaxy A9 includes 4G VoLTE, dual band WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port. And the sensors on-board include gyroscope, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, magnetometer, RGB light sensor and proximity sensor. 

The security options include face Unlock (via the front camera) and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Galaxy A9 comes with 128 GB of on-board storage which is expandable up to 512 GB via microSD card. 

The phone looks really premium and will be available in three color options viz Caviar Black, Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue. It will be available from November and probably the Indian launch event would also take place in November. The price of the phone starts from EUR 599 ( INR 51,200 approx). The Indian price and availability of the phone was not announced at the event, so lets just wait for the launch of the Galaxy A9 in India. 

Published : 8 pm, Thursday

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Google Pixel 3 and Pixels 3 XL... The Smartphones with Best 📷??

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launched... And yes, the Notch is real...

The Google Pixel 2/2 XL are one of the best Camera Smartphones till date. These smartphones had the capability to compete with and even beat some of the recent flagships. And yesterday, Google officially announced the Pixel 3/3 XL and the cameras on these new Smartphones are claimed to be better than its predecessor. From the back, the phones look somewhat similar to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL but you'll notice a significant difference when you'll see the phones from the front. So, lets have a look at the Specs and Price of Both these phones. 

  • Google Pixel 3 - Specifications
The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It comes with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box, runs stock Android and as it is a pixel device, it will get updates faster than any other Android device. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is the most Powerful mobile platform from Qualcomm (Till date). And it comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB/128 GB of on-board storage (No options for expanding the storage).


Talking about the cameras, the Pixel 3/3 XL comes with a 12.2 MP single rear camera which has an aperture of f/1.8. On the front side, the Pixel 3/3 XL sports a dual camera setup which includes a 8 MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 8 MP secondary 97-degree wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.4. And the cameras are really amazing (as expected). The portrait mode has improved a lot and there's a new mode called Night Sight which improves low-light Photography. And what Google does with a Single Camera is just amazing; A huge Thumbs up to GOOGLE

The Pixel 3 packs a 2915 mAh battery and supports Fast Charging as well as Fast Wireless Charging because this time, the back panel is totally Glass (Gorilla Glass 5) with a soft touch. And it comes with a fast charger out-of-the-box (because its not Apple). The new pixel Smartphones are IP68 certified for dust and water resistance and just like the Pixel 2/2 XL, these does not have the 3.5 mm audio jack. But you do get a Type-C to 3.5 mm audio jack adapter out-of-the-box (as I said, because its not Apple 😂). And both of these new Google Smartphones support dual-SIM functionality (One nano SIM and the other one will be an e-SIM).


In India, the Pixel 3/3 XL will be available on Flipkart in three color options viz - Just black, Clearly White and Not Pink. And the Pixel 3 is priced at Rs 71,000 for the 64 GB variant and Rs 80,000 for the 128 GB variant. 
  • Google Pixle 3 XL - Specifications :
The Pixel 3 XL sports a 6.3 inch Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440 pixels) OLED display with a significantly taller Notch and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood it packs a bigger 3450 mAh battery with support for fast Charging. Apart from this, there's no difference between the internals of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. 

Now, talking about the price of the phone, the 64 GB variant of Pixel 3 XL is priced at Rs 83,000 while the 128 GB variant of the same is priced at Rs 92,000. 

So finally there's a new Smartphone in the market which can beat the cameras of the Pixel 2 by a significant margin. The cameras are amazing, the performance is super fast and snappy and the audio output via the stereo front facing speakers is really loud and clear. 

Published : 4:45 pm, Wednesday

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Embedded-SIM cards - The Future of SIM cards...

What is an e-SIM?? 

Everyone of you must be using a smartphone or at-least having a phone at you home, and that phone must be having a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card in it. It may be a Full size SIM/ a mini SIM/ a micro SIM or a nano SIM. But have you heard of an e-SIM?? You must have heard of it when the new 2018 iPhones were announced because the new iPhones support dual sim functionality (one of them being an e-SIM). So today we'll tell you what an e-SIM is. (in simple terms)

  • e-SIM :
As manufacturers are consistently trying to make the smartphones slimmer and lighter with more and more features, they are facing shortage of space inside the smartphones. I guess this is the reason why we are losing our very precious friend - The 3.5 mm headphone jack. And to get more space our SIM cards are getting smaller with time. 


e-SIM (Embedded SIM) or eUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) is just 6 mm in length and 5 mm in width. Just imagine how small it is. It is designed to remotely manage multiple mobile network operator subscriptions. It is soldered to the device's motherboard and is easy to integrate in any kind of device. It has the same functionality as a physical SIM card and the advantage is that it can be rewritten 'n' number of times.

It is really easy to use an e-SIM. The user is just required to head to the device settings and then he/she can choose any operator and a plan of his/her choice. That's it! The user is ready to go. Imagine how easily one can swap his or her mobile no. (Yes, it is not even that easy; you have to go through a no. steps and it takes a bit of time but it is much easier as compared to a physical SIM card)

As, of now, only Jio and Airtel have support for e-SIM cards in India but the other network operators  will also support e-SIM very soon.  An e-SIM can be used even in smaller devices like a fitness-band or a smartwatch.  And in future, most of the smartphones will be having e-SIM functionality and shortly e-SIM will become standard in all kind of devices.

Now, you'll be thinking, What if someone loses his smartphone? No need to worry, just use the login id and password of your e-SIM on any new device and it will work like it did on the old one. 

So basically, this was all about e-SIM cards in simple terms. I hope it was helpful and let us know if you want to know more about other components of a smartphone in simple terms. We'll try our best to post more blogs explaining the different components of a smartphone and share our little knowledge with you all. And yeah, if this wasn't that helpful, then tell us what else you want in our blogs. We'll love to have your feedback.

Published : 7:45 pm, Sunday

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The LG V40 ThinQ has 5 Cameras.... 😲😵

LG V40 ThinQ launched with Triple Rear-camera setup and Dual-front cameras.....

The camera game continues.... Yesterday, LG officially announced its latest Flagship smartphone which is the V40 ThinQ and this smartphone comes with 5 cameras on-board. And you'll be happy to know that none of the cameras' is for show; each one of them has its own functionality. Apart from the cameras, it features a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display (Thumbs up for that) as well as a 3,300 mAh battery (I expected it to be bigger). 

  • LG V40 ThinQ - Specifications :
The LG V40 ThinQ runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is a really powerful CPU. The Snapdragon 845 is an octa-core CPU based on (2nd Gen) 10 nm process, clocked at 2.8 GHz and is coupled with the Adreno 630 GPU. V40 ThinQ sports a 6.4 inch QHD+ (1440 x 3120 pixels) OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a notch, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. And yes, the display quality is comparatively better than the G7+ ThinQ because it had an LCD panel.


Now, lets talk about the highlighting feature of the V40 thinQ. Yup! You guessed it right, I'm talking about the cameras. The triple rear camera setup consists of a primary 12 MP f/1.5 shooter with 78-degree viewing angle, a 16 MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture & 107-degree viewing angle and a 12 MP camera with telephoto lens and an aperture of f/2.4. Coming to the front, there's a 8 MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5 MP Wide-angle secondary sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. So, as I mentioned earlier, each one of the cameras has its own functionality and best part is that all the 5 lenses can be used separately. 

This time there's a bit of change in LG's camera app. On this phone there's a new mode called Triple Preview which allows the user to click a photo using all the three rear-cameras simultaneously and then the user can choose the best shot among them.  

It packs a 3,300 mAh battery and supports Quick charge 3.0, so battery life should not be an issue. The connectivity options on LG V40 ThinQ include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS and a 3.5 mm audio jack (with 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by Meridian. The security options include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and  face unlock.

It comes with 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.1 on-board storage. The smartphone is priced at $ 899 in the US (Rs 66,500 approx.) 

Published : 10 pm, Friday

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Panasonic Eluga X1 and X1 Pro.... Should you spend Rs 26,990?? 🤔

Panasonic Eluga X1 and X1 Pro with IR Face Unlock and Wireless Charging launched in India...

After a fairly long time, Panasonic is back with two new Smartphones - Eluga X1 and Eluga X1 Pro. Both the new smartphones were launched today and are powered by the Helio P60 SoC. Also Panasonic has used an Infrared Face Unlocking system and a 16 MP front-facing camera. The phone has many AI features such as AI cameras and an ARBO Hub app which is basically an AI-based app for services such as cab-booking, news, cricket, bill payments, etc. And what's interesting to note is that the Eluga X1 Pro has support for wireless charging. 

  • Panasonic Eluga X1 and X1 Pro - Specifications :
Both the Smartphones run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and sport a 6.18-inch Full HD+ ( 1080 x 2246 pixels) LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a display notch. It is poweredd by MediaTek Helio P60 SoC which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Apart from this, Eluga X1 comes with 4 GB of RAM while Eluga X1 Pro comes with 6 GB of RAM. 


The camera setup on both the Smartphones is identical. They feature a 16 MP camera on the front and the rear camera setup includes a 16 MP primary shooter as well as a 5 MP secondary shooter along with an LED flash. Some of the camera features on these smartphones include Scene Recognition Technology, Face Beauty mode, Live Photo mode, Bokeh effect, Back light effect, Group selfie mode, Professional mode and Time-lapse. The cameras perform pretty well and photos taken on these phones have decent amount of details. 

Under the hood, the smartphones pack a 3,000 mAh battery and in my opinion, the battery life of this phone will not be that great. The connectivity options on these smartphones include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio and a USB Type-C port. Panasonic has also bundled a Type-C to 3.5 mm audio jack adapter in the box because there isn't a 3.5 mm audio jack in these new smartphones. Further, on-board sensors include ambient light sensor, accelerometer, hall sensor, compass, proximity sensor, Gyroscope, and a rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor.

Eluga X1 comes with 64 GB of on-board storage while the Eluga X1 Pro sports 128 GB storage that is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. Now talking about the price of these two smartphones, the Eluga X1 is priced at Rs 22,990 and the Eluga X1 Pro is priced at Rs 26,990. 

So after getting to know the price, do you have any interest in buying these smartphones?? I don't know about your choice, but I won't recommend anyone to go for these smartphones from Panasonic because they are really overpriced. Why would anyone buy these smartphones when you have far better value for money options like the Mi A2 and the Realme 2 Pro.

Published : 10:15 pm, Thursday

In case you missed it, checkout our last post on The comparison between the iPhone XS and the POCO F1. Its really interesting....

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Can a ₹ 21k smartphone take on a ₹ 100k smartphone???

POCO F1 vs iPhone XS - Who'll win??

The iPhone XS was launched recently and it is a really expensive (fairly overpriced) smartphone. No doubt, its one of the best smartphones present in the market right now but this alone cannot deny the fact that it is overpriced. Well, what's not overpriced is a phone from a brand new brand called POCO. The POCO F1 was launched over a month ago and it shook the whole smartphone market as it came with Snapdragon 845 on-board at a starting price of just ₹ 21k. 
So in today's blog, we'll be comparing the base variants of both these Smartphones. So, lets begin without any further delay. 
  • iPhone XS vs POCO F1 :
Lets talk about the overall design and the build quality first. The iPhone XS has a glass sandwich design and the frame of the Smartphone is made out of stainless steel. And Apple claims that this time, the glass used on the front and back panel is much more durable. (And in case the glass gets broken, the user will have to pay around $ 300 (for screen) and over $ 600 (for the back glass). So take care of your iPhone. 
On the other hand, the POCO F1 has a poly-carbonate body and does not feel that premium but its totally acceptable at  21k. And the poly-carbonate body adds to the durability of the smartphone as poly-carbonate absorbs the most of the shocks when the phone is dropped. 
Anyways, the iPhone XS is a clear winner in terms of design and build quality because of its extremely premium design and solid in-hand feel. 


Next, lets talk about the display quality. The POCO F1 sports a 6.18 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) LCD display while the iPhone XS sports a 5.8 inch all-screen OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels. And the POCO F1's display is not even near to the display quality of the iPhone XS. So, the iPhone scored a win is the display section too. 

Now comes the most important part - Performance. The iPhone XS (base variant) comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of on-board storage. It is powered by the A12 bionic chip which is one the most powerful chipsets in the market right now. And as of now, it is the only chipset based on 7 nm architecture (powering a smartphone present in the market). On the other hand, the POCO F1 (base variant) comes with 6 GB of RAM & 64 GB of storage and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is Qualcomm's most powerful mobile platform till date. Both the phones are really fast and the user will not face any lag even during long sessions of heavy gaming. So both the phones perform really well but the A12 Bionic is faster than the SDM 845 and iOS 12 is super smooth and snappy.


In terms of optics, the POCO F1 sports a 20 MP f/2.0 front camera and on the rear side, it features a 12 MP f/1.9 primary camera and a 5 MP secondary camera. There phone supports up to  4K video recording (without any stabilization at 4k) and 1080p video recording with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). The photos from both the rear & front camera are really good considering the price point. 
The iPhone XS is obviously ahead of the POCO F1 in terms of cameras and the camera performance is much more improved than last year's iPhone X. It sports a 7 MP f/2.2 front camera and the rear camera setup includes a 12 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 12 MP telephoto lens (2x optical zoom) with f/2.4 aperture. Both the rear cameras have OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and the phone has the ability to record 4K videos at up to 60 fps. And yes, the shots on the iPhone XS are much better and detailed than that on the POCO F1. 

The POCO F1 comes with a 4,000 mAh battery and supports Quick charge 3.0 (The best part is that you get a fast charger inside the box). While the iPhone XS sports a 2658 mAh battery which supports fast charging but because Apple wants to earn more and more money, there's a 5W super-slow charger inside the box. (The fast charger costs : Adapter - $ 49 and Charging cable - $ 19.) The security options on the POCO F1 include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and IR face unlock while the iPhone XS only has a Face ID and no fingerprint scanner. I know that the face ID is very secure but having an alternative in the form of a fingerprint scanner is always a benefit. 

You know what! The POCO F1 comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack which the iPhone XS does not have and probably, no future iPhone would have the audio jack. And the worst part, this time Apple is not providing the lightning to 3.5 mm audio jack adapter inside the box because Apple was facing a major loss as they sell their phones at the manufacturing cost. #I'mNotJoking...... So they decided, not to include that adapter. 

So, obviously the iPhone XS is better than the POCO F1. And obviously, it was expected to be better otherwise why would anyone pay INR 100k for it. And yes, the POCO F1 is a really good smartphone for its price. 

I hope you liked the comparison and suggest us more comparisons between the smartphone that you want us to checkout. 

Published : 9:30 pm, Tuesday

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Huawei Y9 (2019) launched with a 6.5 inch display and Kirin 710 SoC

Huawei Y9 2018 launched with a 6.5 inch display and a 4,000 mAh battery.....

The Huawei Y9 2019 has been officially announced and the smartphone is the successor to the Y9 (2018) which was announced earlier this year. The Y9 2018 was powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC whereas Y9 (2019) is powered by the Kirin 710 SoC. The phone is an interesting mid-ranger, so let get into the details about this smartphone.

  • Huawei Y9 (2019) - Specifications :
Y9 (2019) sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display with an notch and a 3D curved design. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core SoC and comes with AI Power 7.0. The new Y9 (2019) runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. 


Talking about the cameras on the phone, it sports four AI cameras - two on the front and two on the back. The rear camera setup consists of a 13 MP primary camera & a 2 MP secondary camera and the front camera setup consists of a 16 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. As I mentioned earlier, all the cameras are powered by AI and comes with many other modes like panorama, portrait mode, HDR, etc. 

Under the hood, it packs a 4,000 mAh battery and the design-wise, the phone looks and feels really premium. The security options on the Y9 (2019) include Fingerprint 4.0 identification technology that is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds. 

Huawei Y9 (2019) comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of on-board storage and it also has a microSD card slot for storage expansion. 

As of now, Huawei has not shared any information about the price and availability of the Y9 (2019). So, I'll update the post when I get to know about more info. Stay tuned, if you are interested.

Published : 4:30, Monday

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Realme 2 Pro & Realme C1 - Realme has turned the tables.....

Realme 2 Pro with Snapdragon 660 and Realme C1 with Snapdragon 450 launched in India....

On Thursday, Realme launched two new Smartphone - The Realme 2 pro and the entry-level Realme C1. The Realme 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC & comes with a Dewdrop display notch and the Realme C1 is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC & sports a 4230 mAh battery. Both the phones are one of the best Smartphones in their segment, so lets get into details without any further ado. 

  • Realme 2 Pro - Specifications :
Realme 2 Pro sports a 6.3 inch Full HD+ ( 2340 x 1080 pixels ) display with a Dewdrop Notch and 90.8 % screen to body ratio. It runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz and is paired with the Adreno 512 GPU. 


Talking about the cameras, the Realme 2 Pro sports dual cameras on the back and a single 16 MP AI selfie shooter on the front with an aperture of f/2.0. The rear camera setup includes a 16 MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 2 MP f/2.4 secondary sensor for depth. And the rear cameras also come with AI. Both the cameras work really well and images taken on this phone are very sharp and crisp. 

Under the hood the Realme 2 Pro packs a 3500 mAh battery which may easily last for a day. And the connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5.0, a 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS and a micro USB port. The phone packs all the necessary sensors and the security options include a rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor and face unlock. And both of these unlocking options are really fast and accurate. 

Realme claims that Realme 2 Pro will handle games smoothly and provide seamless gaming experience to the users because of its LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 (Universal Flash Storage). There are three variants of this smartphone viz 4 GB/64 GB, 6 GB/64 GB and 8 GB/128 GB. And the price of the device in India starts from Rs 13,990 for the base variant, Rs 15,990 for the 6 GB variant and Rs 17,990 for the 8 GB variant (It will be sold via Flipkart). So now you know why I was saying that this phone is the best in its segment. Truly #MaxPowerMaxStyle !
  • Realme C1 - Specifications :
The Realme C1 is an entry-level smartphone from Realme. It sports a 6.2 inch HD+ LCD display with a notch on the top and runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC which is a pretty good CPU considering the price of the smartphone. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage which is expandable up to 256 GB. 


The smartphone sports dual rear cameras which includes a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary depth camera. And for selfies and face unlock, it comes with a 5 MP selfie camera. The rear camera works pretty decent and the front camera is also nice. 

This phone packs a 4230 mAh battery and with the power-efficient SDM 450, the user may get a battery life of up to 1.5 days. The phone is priced at Rs 6,999 (this is only an introductory price for the Diwali Festive season) and will go on on October 11th via Flipkart. 

So, both the phones are amazing but I'm more impressed by the Realme 2 Pro because it looks really premium and is a very powerful Smartphone. And I highly recommend the Realme 2 Pro to all of you who are planning to buy a new Smartphone. 

Published : 11 am, Friday

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vivo V9 Pro - Vivo Nailed it??

Vivo V9 Pro launched with Snapdragon 660 SoC and display Notch.....

The Vivo V9 Pro is a new member of Vivo's V9 family and it is best smartphone in the V9 series. The phone sports a bigger display with a notch and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC. The price of the phone is really aggressive and lets get into it without any further delay.



  • Vivo V9 Pro - Specifications : 
The Vivo V9 Pro features a 6.3 inch Full HD+ ( 1080 x 2280 pixels ) Fullview Display 2.0 with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a small display Notch. It runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC which is a much more powerful CPU than the SDM 626 which was used in the Vivo V9. 

Talking about the cameras, it sports a 16 MP camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.0. And on the rear side, it sports a dual camera setup which includes a 13 MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and the secondary camera is a 2 MP depth sensor. Some of the camera features include portrait mode (both front and rear), AR stickers, pro mode, HDR mode, AI face beauty and much more. 


Under the hood, it packs a 3260 mAh battery and the connectivity options on the Vivo V9 Pro include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, a micro USB port, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/A-GPS, a 3.5 mm audio jack and USB OTG. It weighs 150 Grams and sports all the necessary sensors on-board. Further, the security options include a rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner and face unlock too. 

It comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of on-board storage which is expandable up to 256 GB. The phone will be sold via Amazon India and the MRP of the device is Rs 19,990 but it will be sold at Rs 17,990 which is justified for such a smartphone. 

Published : 10:30 pm, Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in India at just Rs 10,999....

Nokia 5.1 Plus launched with a display Notch and Helio P60 SoC...

So yesterday, Nokia officially launched its new budget Smartphone in India and you all must be knowing that it is the Nokia 5.1 Plus. It is an Android One Smartphone and looks really premium in its Glass Sandwich design. Further it is priced at just Rs 10,999, so lets talk more about it in detail.

  •  Nokia 5.1 Plus - Specifications : 
The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch HD+ (1600 x 900 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a notch on the top (the notch is a bit bigger in comparison to the Nokia 6.1 Plus). It runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and being an Android One Smartphone, it has the privilege of getting major android updates faster. What powers the Nokia 5.1 Plus is the Helio P60 SoC which is an octa-core CPU based on 12 nm FinFET technology and is clocked at 2.0 GHz. It is a really powerful CPU and can handle every game pretty nicely with minimum lags. 


Talking about the cameras on this phone, it sports a 8 MP fixed focus selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2, selfie bokeh and 80.4-degree Field of View. And the rear camera setup consists of two cameras, the primary camera is a 13 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and the secondary camera is a 5 Mp sensor for collecting depth info. Some other camera features include Beauty Shot, Live Bokeh, Panorama, HDR, Hybrid Zoom (Digital), Color and Mono and Slow-motion Video.

Under the hood, it pack a 3060 mAh battery which shall last for a day if you are a normal user. The connectivity options on the Nokia 5.1 Plus include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, GPS, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.2 and a USB Type-C port. Also the phone comes with all the necessary sensors like Gyroscope, accelerometer, E-compass, proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and a rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor. 

It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and is priced at just Rs 10,999. And for this price, you get really good performance, decent cameras, regular updates and nice after-sale service. So, its obviously a good deal and it can be considered if you are planning to buy a new smartphone in the budget segment. 

An additional update - Today, Samsung announced it new mid-range smartphone - Galaxy A7 (2018). The price of the phone starts at Rs 23,990 for the 4 GB/64 GB variant and the 6 GB/128 GB variant of the device is priced at Rs 28,990. To know more about the most affordable Smartphone with triple camera setup - Click Here

Published : 5:45 pm, Tuesday

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