In the spring of 2020 Xiaomi has released two gaming flagship devices - Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro. In addition to the Top hardware, namely the Snapdragon 865 paired with 12 GB of RAM, the devices gave a futuristic look and large displays to play more enjoyable.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro - a luminous body and an advanced screen.
Black Shark 3 has a 6.67" screen with Full HD+ resolution, DCI-P3 color scheme covers all 100% of NTSC space and brightness does not exceed 500 nit. Black Shark 3 Pro looks even more interesting in terms of screen part - it is Quad HD+ resolution of 7.1 inches. Both use AMOLED sensor, 90 Hz image refresh rate and 270 Hz touch layer refresh rate. Both screens also support MEMS and HDR+ technologies.
As for the housing - the back of the devices has a symmetrical design with two large triangles, one with cameras and the other with magnetic contacts for charging. In the center there is a logo in the form of the letter S, which has an LED that sparkles with all the colors of the rainbow. In total, the devices have four different colours: light black, dark grey, silver and bright pink.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro - Gaming Device Performance
The devices work thanks to the top chip Snapdragon 865. The same processor allows smartphones to work in 5G networks. As for the previous gaming gadgets Black Shark 2019, the novelties are about 25% more powerful. In addition, it is worth adding a new AI-engine of the 5th generation, so that Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro better than its predecessors cope with tasks aimed at artificial intelligence.
To prevent smartphones from overheating when actively used, Xiaomi has increased the area of cooling elements and applied liquid cooling. The Antutu, Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro synthetic testers score between 580,000 and almost 600,000 points, which is a lot - both of them top the list.
The devices have from 8 to 12 GB of RAM of the new fast LPDDR5 standard with frequency up to 2750 MHz. This allows smartphones to work with memory faster by 50%, while reducing power consumption by 20%. Black Shark 3 also features a 128/256GB UFS 3.0 drive, while the 3 Pro model features a 256/512GB drive.
Don't forget the various memory acceleration technologies (TurboWrite and HPB 2.0) and Performance Engine + Tencent Game SolarCore. Also, the JoyUI operating system itself is optimized to run games, although it is based on MIUI 11.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro - Networking and Sound Options
Both devices work perfectly in 5th generation SA and NSA networks, support high-speed Wi-Fi 6 Internet. With sound reproduction, too, everything is great for wireless audio transmission Bluetooth 5.0 with support for high definition sound codecs: aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive and LDAC. In addition, Hi-RES Audio is certified.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro - camera capabilities
Although smartphones are gaming gadgets with an emphasis on performance, the users' cameras were also pleased. There are three photomodules, and they are placed on a separate triangle area on the back panel. The main camera module on 64 MP with an aperture of f/1.8 has 6 lenses and pixel size 0.8 µm. Supports Quad Bayer technology with 4 pixels in 1 for difficult shooting conditions.
An additional 13 MP camera with an aperture of f/2.25 is required for wide-angle photos with a viewing angle of 120 degrees. A third 5 MP camera module with f/2.2 is used as a depth sensor for bokeh effect photos. Video devices are recorded in 4K at 60/30 fps. There is a slow motion - 480 fps in HD and 240 fps, but in FullHD.
The front camera in Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro offers a 20 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. All necessary modes, including portrait, are included. In low light, the sensor combines 4 pixels into 1 to achieve better photo quality, but the resolution is reduced to 5 MP.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro – battery life
In this respect, Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro are different from each other. The Black Shark 3 is equipped with a 4720 mAh battery (consists of 2 batteries of 2360 mAh each). The advantage of this solution is an increase in battery life. The device is also 2 times faster to charge and heats up less.
With a native 65 W battery charger from 1% to 50%, the device can be recharged in 13 minutes. It takes 12 minutes to charge between 50% and 85%. It takes 38 minutes to fully fill the battery. Black Shark 3 Pro is equipped with two 2500 mAh battery packs - only 5000 mAh. Everything else is the same as a regular version of the smartphone without the set-top box Pro, but the charging time has barely increased.
Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro - where to buy?
You can buy any of these gadgets on our website. The cost of the basic version of Black Shark 3 for 8/128 GB is 588 dollars. The price of Black Shark 3 Pro 12/256 GB is 886 dollars. There are several models with different body colors available.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
Overview - Photo and video shooting, the main features of the device and the current costUnlike its competitors, Sony very often renames the line of flagship smartphones and to be honest its getting even more confusing. Just last year the company released Xperia 1, then a budget Xperia 10, and at the end of 2019 Xperia 5. Now the brand has presented the Sony Xperia 1 II - by analogy with digital devices Sony Mark II, only without the prefix Mark. In such a simple way, the brand focuses on the fact that the smartphone was created with a focus on photo and video capabilities. The company also pointed out that Xperia 1 II is a direct descendant of last year's flagship Xperia 1. So, let's move on to the gadget review.Sony Xperia 1 II - design and appearanceLike its predecessor, the new model retains the angularity of its heavily elongated body, while retaining the frame at the bottom and top of the screen. At the same time, the dimensions remained virtually unchanged and were 166x72x7.9 mm. The smartphone is made of tempered glass Gorilla Glass 6 with an aluminum side frame. The body itself is protected from dust and moisture according to IP68 standard. There are only four colors: white, black, gray and purple.Sony Xperia 1 II - Display characteristicsAlready classic for the company's devices screen aspect ratio - 21:9. Again, the emphasis on fans of watching video on your smartphone, and in the vertical position fits more content. However, not all applications are adapted to this ratio, so that the black stripes at the top and bottom (on the sides in a horizontal position) are provided. Display: AMOLED-matrix, 6.5 inches diagonal, resolution 3840 x 1644 pixels, density up to 645 ppi. But despite this, in most cases the content will be displayed in a finer resolution, with less CPU and battery load. There's nothing wrong with that, especially as over 500 ppi the human eye can't distinguish. The screen supports HDR10+ technology, refresh rate up to 60 Hz (+ tricky system emulating 90 Hz), color space BT.2020 and DCI-P3, equal to 100%. Sony Xperia 1 II - camerasThe camera is one of the key features of the new flagship. Located in the upper left corner in a vertical position, it includes 3 photomodules:- Basic: 12 MP Sony IMX555, sensor size 1/1.7″, 24 mm lens with an aperture of f/1.7, Dual Pixel phase auto focus, optical stabilization;- Telephoto : 12 MP, 1/3.4″ sensor size, 70 mm f/2.4 aperture lens, phase auto focus, 3x optical zoom, optical stabilization;- Ultra wide-angle module: 12 megapixel, 1/2.55″ sensor size, 16 mm lens with an aperture of f/2.2, Dual Pixel phase auto focus;- ToF Sensor: Designed for faster and more accurate focusing in low light and for depth of scene (for portrait photos). The main sensor uses up to 70% pixels for fast Dual Pixel phase autofocus. The smartphone can autofocus and calculate exposure up to 60 times per second. This is especially useful for shooting sports events, animals and fast-moving objects. It also has a focus on the eyes of people and animals, followed by tracking them.In the dark, laser autofocus (ToF-sensor) is additionally used, and as the camera optics the device uses glass from ZEISS. It is possible to shoot in RAW, video in 4K with a frequency of up to 60 k / sec, but the video in 8K smartphone does not write. The device can also be used as a viewfinder in conjunction with Sony Alpha cameras. The camera offers 3x optical zoom, optical stabilization and conventional autofocus. Wide angle photomodule captures everything in sight up to 120 degrees and has Dual Pixel autofocus.Sony Xperia 1 II – battery life, processor and memoryThe device is based on a top processor from Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The amount of RAM is 8 GB, built-in - 256 GB, plus support for memory cards up to 1 TB. However, the memory standard is confusing. While competitors switched to UFS 3.0 in 2020, Sony Xperia 1 II uses the already obsolete and less advanced UFS 2.1, which is noticeably inferior in read/write speed.Autonomy also raises questions. For many years Sony smartphones can not get rid of the "disease" of small batteries. This time the company increased the battery capacity from 3330 mAh (Sony Xperia 1) to 4000 mAh. This is an excellent indicator for the company itself, but not outstanding for the market as a whole, when competitors offer from 4500 to 5000 mAh. But there is wireless charging and fast charging (USB PD) over the wire.Sony Xperia 1 II - additional featuresThe main surprise of the device can be considered a 3.5 mm jacket. There is also support for DSEE and Hi-Res audio paired with stereo speakers mounted in the case. Bluetooth 5.1 with AAC, SBC, aptX/aptX HD, LDAC support is available for wireless sound. Also do not forget about the device support for 5th generation networks.Sony Xperia 1 II - how much does it cost?The basic version of Sony Xperia 1 II on our website cost $1121 (8/256 GB). Just a few clicks to order your smartphone. Hurry up, while stock lasts.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
In 2020 Xiaomi decided to expand its line of low-cost Redmi Note devices to 5 devices. Some smartphones turned out to be very good, but some of the devices in the line cause questions and disputes. However, it wasn't enough for the manufacturer, as this year we are not waiting for the standard set from Redmi 9 and its simplified version Redmi 9A, but for the extended set with additional Redmi 9C middleware. Smartphones with index "C" have been frequently met at Xiaomi before, so no innovation is worth waiting for. We have already learned the partial characteristics of all three smartphones, so let's talk about them in more detail.
Redmi 9A is an entry-level smartphone on the new Mediatek chip.
The sad fact of 2020 is that none of the forthcoming budget makers in the Redmi 9 line will have a Snapdragon processor. Whether it is a single case or the beginning of everyday practice, only time will show, but now we have what we have.
Redmi 9A is the most entry-level smartphone with the simplest technical equipment. Externally, the device also does not stand out - it is a standard frameless device with a drop-shaped neckline and plastic housing. However, unlike the models of previous years, the novelty should finally be equipped with a fingerprint scanner on the back panel and a USB Type-C port. Will the Micro USB disappear from the cheapest devices forever? Most likely, yes.
About iron - the new Mediatek Helio G25 with Mali-G31 video accelerator and 3/32 GB of memory will work inside the smartphone. The first thing I liked was the absence of the 2/16 GB version, as this amount of memory is objectively not enough anymore. As for the Mediatek Helio G25 processor itself, there's no information about its specifications on the Internet. Nevertheless, we managed to find out that in Antutu it produces about 100,000 points, which is comparable to the power of the eight-core Snapdragon 632. That is, Redmi 9A is not bad for games, not to mention the fast Android system (probably, version 10).
Also the smartphone will offer a single main camera for 13 MP and 5 MP frontal. Screen of the device will get a diagonal of 6.53 inches with a resolution of IPS-matrix 1600 x 720 points. Battery capacity will be 5000 mAh, mentioned support for memory cards up to 512 GB and infrared sensor to control household appliances. NFC module smartphone will not get!
Redmi 9C is an excellent medium for your money.
As it should have been expected, Redmi 9C will really be an intermediate variant between Redmi 9A and Redmi 9. However, in terms of power and overall positioning, it will be located closer to Redmi 9A. The smartphone will receive a display similar in characteristics to the camera (only the main 13 MP will be added 5 MP macro camera and 2 MP depth sensor), the same battery for 5000 mAh, Type-C, and fingerprint scanner.
The device will be differed by the processor - it has a more powerful Mediatek Helio G35, but the video-core will remain the same - Mali-G31. That is, in games, the smartphone will not be able to prove itself better. The memory capacity of the smartphone will be 3/64 GB with support for memory cards up to 512 GB. There is no NFC.
- There is also information that a separate version of Redmi 9C with NFC module will be released, but instead, the device will lose 5 MP of macro camera.
Redmi 9 is an entry-level gaming smartphone.
The older model in Redmi 9 lineup will get not only powerful iron, but also advanced cameras, more interesting display. With the same diagonal of 6.53 inches IPS-matrix resolution will be already Full HD+ (2400 x 1080), and for the work of the gadget will be responsible productive Mediatek Helio G70. To make it clearer, this chipset in terms of power can be compared to the famous Snapdragon 665. This is already a gaming solution, which will be enough for all modern Android projects. In addition, the minimum amount of memory in the smartphone will be 4/64 GB.
The main camera device will offer a bunch of 13 MP + 8 MP (width) + 5 MP macro camera and 2 MP depth sensor. The front module will be without changes - 5 MP. Redmi 9 will also boast similarly large 5000 mAh battery (possibly with support for fast charging), fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, NFC module and support for memory cards up to 512 GB.
Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C and Redmi 9 are already available at our store.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
On June 3rd, the sub-brand of Huawei, a division of Honor, has scheduled a large presentation, which included two new smartphones. They all belong to the same lineup - Honor Play. The company showed Honor Play 4 with 5G and Pro version of the device. The novelties received advanced basic cameras, productive hardware, as well as one feature - a high-precision temperature sensor. The latest innovation is especially relevant in a pandemic, when for greater safety it is desirable to change the body temperature from time to time. In this case, the sensor can accurately determine the temperature of other things, so that in the home it will be a lot of good.
Honor Play 4 (5G) - Overview and features
The first thing to say is that Honor Play 4 5G has no function of measuring body temperature. Although earlier rumours had it that all models would receive a similar sensor, in fact it turned out to be a Pro version of Play 4.
The smartphone looks little different from the more advanced version offers a stylish 6.81-inch frameless screen with Full HD+ resolution. Type of sensor IPS, and the front camera is located in the cutout in the upper left corner. The display refresh rate is 60 Hz, but the touch panel response rate has been increased to 120 Hz. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the side edge so as not to spoil the view of the back cover.
The gadget has chipset Mediatek Dimensity 800, similar in performance Huawei Kirin 810. Its linked the fact that U.S. has increased sanctions against Huawei and it will no longer be able to produce branded chips at TSMC facilities. Therefore, in order not to have problems with Kirin 810 shortage in the future it was decided to use Dimensity 800. However, this is not a disadvantage, as the brainchild of Mediatek is not only powerful, but also energy efficient. The processor includes Cortex-A77 and Cortex-A55 cores with maximum clock frequency up to 2.6 GHz, as well as high-performance Mali-G77 MP9 graphics that pull all modern games on high graphics settings. That is, with this "iron" smartphone definitely corresponds to the range of Play.
Honor 4 Play, thanks to its chipset, also received a 5G modem, the device has 6 GB to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB on the internal drive. It has a battery capacity of 4,300 mAh and is claimed to support fast wired charging up to 22.5 watts. Finally, the smartphone camera configuration offers the following sensors: 64 MP with f/1.89, 8 MP wide angle sensor with f/2.2, 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 and 2 MP depth of field sensor with f/2.4.
Honor Play 4 Pro - Flagship overview and characteristics
As for this model, it is already a flagship, and all because of the use of top chipset Huawei Kirin 990. Although externally there are practically no differences from the younger model, some details in the smartphone give it a premium. First of all, it's dimensions. The novelty is less assembled because of the reduced to 6.57 inches screen, and also offers a double front camera, similar to the one located in the neckline in the upper left corner.
Although the display is smaller, its resolution was decided not to change, leaving the previous 2400 x 1080 dots. The same was done with the refresh rate, leaving the usual 60 Hz. The Kirin 990 processor is the most advanced solution from Huawei, with power close to the Snapdragon 865. The Baron 500 modem is in charge of 5th generation networks. At the same time, the gadget is equipped with 8/128 GB of memory (UFS 3.1 + LPDDR4X), as well as NFC module, which is not in the younger model.
Fingerprint scanner in the novelty is placed on the side edge, and an infrared sensor for measuring the temperature on the rear panel next to the main cameras. Honor Play 4 Pro will be sold with or without a temperature sensor. Measurement accuracy is 0.1 degrees Celsius and operating temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees. A 4200 mAh battery paired with a 40 Watt fast charge has also been announced.
The last one is the cameras. Unlike the younger model, here the main unit of the photomodule consists of two sensors for 40 MP (Sony IMX600 RYYB-sensor) and 8 MP telephoto lens (3x optical zoom m 30x digital).
Honor Play 4 (5G) and Play 4 Pro - release date and price
So, not two, but three smartphones will come on sale: Honor 4 Play with a 5G modem, Honor Play 4 Pro with an IR temperature sensor, and Play 4 Pro without temperature measurement technology. When the novelties will appear on sale in Russia, they are not yet publicized, and in China they can be ordered from June 12. The cost of smartphones in China also became known:
- Honor Play 4 5G (6/128 GB) - from $ 253;
- Honor Play 4 5G (8/128 GB) - from 281 dollars;
- Honor Play 4 Pro without IR sensor - from $408;
- Honor Play 4 Pro with infrared sensor for 422 dollars and more.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
Few days ago was an announcement, during which two companies Xiaomi and Mediatek shared some interesting news. The first news is the introduction of the Mediatek Dimensity 820, a sub-family flagship processor. The second - based on this chip first smartphone Redmi 10X will be released, which will open a new line of gadgets subbrand Redmi. In today's article we want to introduce you not only the upcoming smartphone, which will be officially introduced in a week, but also to tell you more about the latest chip from Mediatek, which is 300% smarter than Snapdragon 765G.
Redmi 10X - preliminary review
The new smartphone from Redmi is not just another novelty, but a device that opens a new line of gadgets. What is the reason for the index "X" in the name so far nobody knows, there is no information on this subject, but there is a suggestion that now this index will mean the presence of processors from Mediatek in smartphones. That is, we will also see the familiar Redmi 10 and Redmi Note 10 in 2020, only they will be based on Snapdragon chips.
Redmi 10X will be released very soon and it will be the first device with the latest Mediatek Dimensity 820 on board. The processor is very powerful and despite the fact that it should compete with the Snapdragon 765G, but practically the chip from Mediatek is more productive than the American opponent, and significantly.
It's also known that Redmi 10X will get a large 6.57-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 48 MP main camera (and three more sensors), a 4420 mAh battery and memory from 6/64 GB to 8/256 GB. On sale the smartphone should appear in four interesting colors: lilac, gold, silver and sea wave colors.
According to the design it should be said that there are no special differences from Redmi Note 9 Pro. Redmi 10X similarly has an ATV camera enclosed in a rectangular platform in the center of the rear panel, an opening in the display for the front camera, and the body is similarly made of glass and metal. In both smartphones, the back cover has the same rounded edges on the sides.
Redmi 10X - details on Mediatek Dimensity 820 processor
The Dimensity 820 is not a top-of-the-line chipset from Mediatek and is on par with the Snapdragon 765G, or even an updated version of the Snapdragon 768G. However, the Taiwan processor is much more productive than the U.S. competitor, as evidenced not only by Mediatek's own graphics, but also by Antutu benchmark data. Thus, if Snapdragon 765G scores up to 310,000 points, and 768G is 20% more powerful (in theory, up to 380,000 points), Dimensity 820 easily achieves 415,000 points.
When comparing the Dimensity 820 with the Snapdragon 765G in the GeekBench 4.2 benchmark, the results are astounding. In single-core mode, "Taiwanese" is 7% more powerful, while in multi-core mode it exceeds "American" by 37%. That's not all - if you take applications sharpened for artificial intelligence, the gap here is 300%, and in favor of Dimensity 820!
As for the processor itself: it is based on a 7-nm processor and includes four powerful Cortex-A76 cores in the upper block and the same number of energy efficient Cortex-A55 cores in the lower block. The maximum clock frequency is 2.6 GHz, and the Mali-G57 MC5 video core is responsible for graphics acceleration.
Also, a feature of the chipset is not just support for 5G networks, and work in 5-th generation networks with two SIM cards at once. We add a variety of technologies such as HyperEngine 2.0 (network optimization during gamaming), support for displays with an update rate of up to 120 Hz, low power consumption and get the ideal inexpensive chip for budget smartphones.
Redmi 10X - when the smartphone and its price will be released
The official presentation of the gadget is due on May 26. On it Redmi will tell about all chips of the new smartphone, as well as demonstrate the work of Dimensity in real conditions. The cost of the device is not disclosed yet, but since we are dealing with the processor from Mediatek, the cost of Redmi 10X will obviously be lower than the cost of any device running on Snapdragon 765G. It means that we will get a cheaper analogue of Redmi Note 9 Pro, at the same time winning in performance.
This is great news, because at lower cost users will get more advanced technology, higher power, and the Snapdragon monopoly in the mobile chipset industry will be destroyed.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
The other day something happened that many people were waiting for - two flagship companies from Meizu were presented. The novelties called Meizu 17 and 17 Pro were very similar to each other with little, but still a difference. The devices really much-anticipated and the fact that the first batch of flagships were bought in just a minute, only confirms the interest of users. The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro turned out to be interesting, somewhat innovative - at least with the design they are excellent and have their own zest. So let's take a closer look at the gadgets that came out.
Meizu 17 and 17 Pro - Flagship design.
Now that some brands are still riveting old-fashioned smartphones with a vertical camera unit, and 98% of the others mimic Apple in one way or another, Meizu is going its own way. Many people, looking at the devices, can say that the company borrowed last year's design from Samsung and will be right, but only partly. Yes, yes, the Meizu 17 and 17 Pro have found a unit with the main cameras, located horizontally, and this is all that unites the released smartphones with Samsung devices of the past years. Now Samsung also imitates Apple, but Meizu has nothing in common with merchants. The area with the cameras looks great in the novelties, unique and does not copy anything, so that no other mobile devices Meizu 17-series will not be confused exactly. That's definitely a plus.
Nothing new in the front - a frameless display and a camera for selfies, located in the hole in the upper right corner of the screen - its diameter is only 3 mm. However, it is nothing new for others, and for fans of Meizu a fresh sip as earlier the module of the selfi-camera the company had in the top tiny frame. To sum up: it was great then, and now. As for the cabinet materials, there's really nothing new here: the glass in the front and back and the aluminium frame in the middle. The only thing worth noting is that the back of the Meizu 17 Pro is made of ceramic. There are four colours: green, white, black and grey.
The Meizu 17 and 17 Pro are smartphone features.
If you take two devices and look at them, it is unlikely that anyone will notice the difference in appearance. The essence of the Pro-version is that it was equipped with a little more memory, a little different set of cameras and everything like that. That's why we decided to dwell on the characteristics of the Pro-version in more detail, and then to clarify the difference between the usual Meizu 17 modification and it.
Meizu 17 Pro - specifications
- Screen: AMOLED Matrix, 6.6 inches, Full HD+ resolution (2340x1080), brightness 700 nits and peak up to 1100 nits, contrast 2000000:1, 100% DCI-P3 display format 20:9, support for Always-On Display and HDR10+, update rate 90 Hz and touch layer sampling rate up to 180 Hz, useful area 92%;
- Chipset: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with up to 2.84 GHz, Kryo 585 cores, 7 nm process, 64 bits, mEngine 3.0 coprocessor;
- Video accelerator: Adreno 650 with up to 587 MHz;
- Operation: 8 GB LPDDR4X or 12 GB LPDDR5, with frequencies up to 2133 and 2750 MHz respectively;
- Drive: 128/256GB UFS 3.1;
- Memory Cards: None;
- 5G NSA and SA networking and 4G LTE Cat.20 support - loads over 2 Gbps;
- SIM: nano-SIM + nano-SIM (hybrid slot), Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS);
- Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C;
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou;
- Main camera: four sensors, 64 megapixels (Sony IMX686 1/1.7", 1.6 μm (4-in-1), OIS, f/1.8) + 8 megapixels (telephoto, f/2.4) with 3x optical and 8x hybrid zoom + 32 megapixels (width, f/2.2, 0.8 μm, viewing angle 129 degrees) + 3D ToF sensor, 6 LED backlight;
- Self-camera: 20 MP with f/2.2;
- Sensors: approximation, illumination, accelerometer, optical fingerprint scanner under the screen, vibromotor with 4D haptic response;
- Sound: stereo speakers;
- Battery: 4500 mAh, Li-Ion, non-replaceable, fast 36W, wireless 27W, reversible 10W BZ;
- OS: Android 10 + FlyMe 9 shell;
- Dimensions: 160 x 77.2 x 8.5 mm;
- Weight: 219 grams.
And now let's clarify the difference between the Meizu 17:
- The smartphone has no more than 8 GB RAM standard LPDDR4X;
- Instead of the TV camera the device was equipped with a 12 MP portrait camera with f/1.9, the resolution of the wide-angle module was reduced to 8 MP with a viewing angle of 118 degrees, and instead of a depth sensor 5 MP macro camera is used;
- No wireless charging in the smartphone, and wired power is reduced to 30 W;
- Weight of the smartphone is 199 grams.
Of all the above, the Meizu 17 Pro is the most interesting camera at the moment. I wonder how well the 3x optical zoom works and is the 8x hybrid zoom ready to compete with the 10x hybrid zoom of its competitors?
Meizu 17 and 17 Pro - comparison with Meizu 16s Pro
Let's briefly compare how much progress the company has made regarding the last flagship Meizu 16s Pro. The first thing that catches your eye is the disappearing top frame above the display. If the 16th series of devices looked symmetrical, now in gadgets Meizu there was only a tiny bottom "chin". Behind changes concern only the location of the main camera, it was vertical, and also the size of the block itself with photo modules.
There are much more differences in the characteristics. The Meizu 16s Pro has a powerful, but still losing its relevance Snapdragon 855 Plus, no support for 5G networks, a smaller display of 6.22 inches, which, in addition, is also weaker in terms of characteristics. It has less coverage of the color space DCI-P3 (96%) and, accordingly, worse color rendering, 2 times lower contrast and almost the same amount of brightness of the matrix.
In Meizu 16s Pro uses an outdated photo matrix IMX586 for 48 MP, there are 20 MP camera with only 2x zoom and 16 MP width, but the depth sensor is not available and to make a high-quality photo with the side of the smartphone without approaching it is simply impossible.
Finally, last year's flagship has a battery capacity of only 3600 mAh, and fast charging reaches a power of 24 W. That's without considering the fact that wireless charging is out of the question at all.
Meizu 17 and 17 Pro - release date and price
In China, the devices went on sale on May 11. Their cost is as follows:
- Meizu 17 by 8/128 GB - from 523 dollars;
- Meizu 17 by 8/256GB - from 565 dollars;
- The Meizu 17 on 8/128GB for $607;
- Meizu 17 by 12/256 GB - from 664 dollars.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
On April 27, Xiaomi introduced a new middle-class smartphone with flagship ambitions. Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition is positioned by the brand as a youthful and inexpensive device with advanced features. However, it should be understood that under this name the device will be sold in China, and it will enter the international market under a different name. According to the latest information, the global version of the device will be called Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom. Why zoom? The answer lies with the advanced gadget camera.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom - overview and features
First, it's worth taking a look at the appearance of the machine. There are no frills in it and it differs a little from its competitors. But if you take into account the materials in the case, it's clear that Xiaomi doesn't save on them like others do. The classic combination of metal and glass allows the smartphone to still belong to the top league. Xiaomi offers Mi 10 Lite Zoom in five colors: white, peach, black, greenish and turquoise blue. The display of the device is a chic AMOLED matrix with Full HD+ resolution, 6.57 inches diagonal and 20:9 aspect ratio. The incredible 4,300,000:1 contrast at peak and a very high maximum brightness of up to 800 nit should be distinguished from the screen features. At the same time, the display supports HDR10+, DC Dimming technology and has almost perfect color accuracy with a parameter JNCD, equal to the value of <0.7. Naturally, the screen with such characteristics, not inferior to the matrixes in the flagships, you need to reliably protect, which will perfectly cope with the glass Gorilla Glass 5. With the performance of Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom also everything is at its best. For the work of the gadget is responsible for the best processor subflagship level - Snapdragon 765G with a 5G modem. This is a gaming solution with pumped-up cores and graphics, but so much so that it is called a simplified version of the top chip Snapdragon 865. The 7-nanometer process, high energy efficiency and low heat are complemented by a solid amount of memory. Thus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom will be sold in several variations with RAM from 6 to 8 GB, and the drive will offer 64/128 or even 256 GB. Alas, no memory card support is expected.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom - camera with 50x zoom in.
On the question of photo opportunities, Xiaomi decided to go for the monsters of photography, namely the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro. This is, of course, a 50x electronic zoom for which an 8MP camera is responsible. Also, this module is able to shoot with 5x optical zoom without loss of quality and with the presence of optical stabilization. This is a bid to win, no less. It also has a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8, 8 MP wide-angle camera and 2 MP macro sensor. For selfies 16 MP photo module has been chosen. In general, as for the inexpensive device, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom is seriously pumped through the cameras and can compete on equal terms with the higher-league gadgets voiced above.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom - other possibilities
As expected of any modern smartphone, the novelty is equipped with a capacity of 4160 mAh battery with support for fast charging at 22.5 W. There is NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, support for 5G networks, Type-C and even declared support for Hi-Res Audio with stereo sound. The fingerprint scanner is optical and is located under the display.Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom - release date and price The device sales are scheduled to start on April 30 at the following prices: - 6/64 GB - from 297 dollars;- 6/128 GB - from 325 dollars;- 8/128 GB - from $353;- 8/256 GB - from 395 dollars.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
Google Pixel smartphones are valued by many users because they are made by Google itself, carefully optimizing its own Android operating system for them. The Pixel has been known from the beginning for its excellent software performance, and now it is also appreciated for its long support. Not surprisingly, the demand for Pixel is quite high even in countries where it is not officially sold, and the release of cheap Pixel is another confirmation of this. The other day it became known, what will be the new simplified Pixel 4A: in addition to the previously quiet characteristics was revealed another important point - the design of a smartphone. Now almost everything is known about the upcoming novelty, so you can look at it.
Google Pixel 4A - appearance of the device
Pixel 4A will be a simplified version of last year's flagship Pixel 4 and will preserve some of its flagship features. In particular, Google decided not to change the design, although in the form in which it is presented in the novelty, it does not represent any value. If you look at the back cover, you can see that it is plastic, and the location of the main camera for some reason left a large rectangular area. Why it was done, it is unknown, and if you compare the view of the back cover with the one in Pixel 3a, the 4-th is clearly here in the loss.
The front of the smartphone, on the other hand, is fine. Full-screen design with really thin frames and front camera located in the hole in the top left corner. Finally, the Pixel has lost the indents and the drop-shaped cutout. With that, the appearance of the device is ambiguous: everything is great from the front, but something weird and messy from behind.
Google Pixel 4A - the main characteristics
Let's start with the screen - this is a 5.81 inch display with OLED matrix and Full HD+ (2340x1080 pixels) resolution. The small size of the display, paired with virtually no frames, suggests that the smartphone will be very compact. This is great news, as productive smartphones on Android are now very, very few. As for the refresh rate, the display will not produce more than 60 Hz.
Speaking of performance. With 99% probability the device will be equipped with a very solid chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, which has on board an Adreno 618 video accelerator, and will complement all this RAM up to 6 GB. Compared to other devices on the market, Pixel 4A does not have an outstanding "iron", but if you consider the deep optimization of Android for the parameters of Pixel 4A and long support, competitors immediately lose their advantages in the form of more powerful stuffing and other features.
The main feature of Pixel 4A will be its camera. Obviously, even with a single photo module on 12 MP smartphone will be the best camera in the middle segment. Although if Google has installed in the device and a wide-angle module, the device would have no competitors. As the front camera chosen 8 MP photomodule with video stabilization support.
The smartphone will support 4G, Bluetooth 5.1, Type-C networks, and as an operating system will be Android 10. Alas, but a miracle in terms of battery life is not worth waiting for, as the battery capacity is only 3080 mAh and fast charging is not yet said a word.
Google Pixel 4A - comparison with Pixel 4
Pixel 4A is a simplified version of Pixel 4, but if you compare both devices, in some moments the flagship is even worse than its ground version. The first thing that disappoints Pixel 4 is its battery capacity of 2800 mAh. Although the Pixel 4A's battery isn't much bigger, the slight advantage of a weaker and more energy-efficient chip will allow it to live for at least 2-3 hours longer. The second is the flagship frame. It's big and it's strange to see it in a gadget of this size. If you look at both devices in front, it is very easy to make a mistake where the top solution and where the average budget device. Thirdly, Pixel 4A promises full support for two SIM cards, but Pixel 4 can only offer SIM paired with eSIM, which is supported by a small number of operators. The same amount of RAM and constant memory is left out of sight, without attributing it as an achievement or a disadvantage to any of the smartphones.
In everything else, Pixel 4 surpasses its younger brother, with a powerful Snapdragon 855, a double main camera with a telephoto lens, high-quality housing made of glass and metal with moisture protection for IP68. The most important thing in all this is that the novelty cost less, and significantly. Only in this way Google will be able to attract the attention of new customers, because Pixel is for what to love, and the advantages of the device line is much more important than those "teddy" that offer competitors. This quality, stability, support time and reliability.
Google Pixel 4A - when it comes out.
No price and release date information yet. However, many insiders are confident that the smartphone will be the right choice for you.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
It took Apple exactly 4 years to release the second version of the once-popular cheapest iPhone SE. Despite the fact that the novelty in 2020 is not a pioneer, Cupertino decided not to mark the smartphone with the index "2", leaving the former name - iPhone SE. The device was waiting for a long time and it happened - Apple without much pathos presented the smartphone, again endowing it with a rather modest price tag. This time the basis of the gadget was an old iPhone 8. What the "apple" brand managed to do in the end, let's sort it out.
iPhone SE (2020) - Appearance and screen
That the past iPhone SE, that the modern one - they have the same feature, which is compact. Presented iPhone SE is a complete copy of the iPhone 8. They have the same design, size and even weight! This means that the novelty is a compact gadget with dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm. However, there are disadvantages to this, which is the return of huge frames at the top and bottom - and this is after several years of propaganda for framelessness. However, for fans of classic design it will not matter, as we will repeat - we have a full copy of the iPhone 8. According to the materials of execution also no innovations - a classic combination of metal frame and glass panels.
With the display is the same story - it's still the same small 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1334x750 dots and a corporate density of 326 ppi. Maximum brightness is 625 nit, there is support for TrueTone and Wide Color technologies. Also, the display supports Haptic Touch (analogue of 3D Touch, only simpler), but the iPhone 8 has nothing like that. By the way, the good old Touch ID, combined with a button "Home," which many still miss, despite the excellent work of modern Face ID.
iPhone SE (2020) - Specifications
The main difference between the modern iPhone SE and iPhone 8 lies inside the case. We are talking about the new processor Apple A13 Bionic, which is borrowed from the latest flagship iPhone 11 version. The Apple A13 Bionic is two generations fresher and much more powerful than the A11 Boinic. RAM in the smartphone should be at least 3 GB, but Apple does not apply to this issue, wishing to keep information a secret. The company is just saying that everything will work super fast. The internal drive offers 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage space.
Battery capacity is also kept secret, although the merchants assure that the battery life will be at the same level as the iPhone 8, which has a battery capacity of 1821 mAh. There is support for fast charging up to 18W (a more powerful unit will have to buy separately), as well as wireless charging.
Finally, the camera. In terms of features, the main module of the iPhone SE camera is slightly different from the iPhone 8 is 12 MP with an aperture of f/1.8. However, the camera in the device is still borrowed from the iPhone 11 because it is claimed to support 4K @60 fps video recording. And the photo module is covered with sapphire glass, which was not in the G8. There is also a mode "Portrait" with depth of field and light adjustment; SmartHDR; cinematic stabilization of video due to OIS and much more. The front camera is a 7 MP module with f/2.2 and there are no innovations.
iPhone SE (2020) - prices
Prices for the novelty have already been announced for the market and in fact, its already available at the ETOREN. Check it out and choose the your one!Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!
Over the past month, there have been rumors online that Samsung is preparing for the release of several tablet devices. One of them was to be a simplified version of last year's flagship Galaxy Tab S6 with the prefix Lite, and the second - a compact device Galaxy Tab A (2020) 8.4 inches. Early leaks were confirmed and both tablets really came out, and now we know not only their full specifications and design but also the official price.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - tablet overview, features, and price.
The simplified model of the flagship Galaxy Tab S6 turned out to be quite solid. Externally it is still the same device with thin and neat frames around the display, enclosed in a metal case with a thickness of only 7 mm. The main differences between the devices are inside, and the difference in cost is 100%.
Instead of the flagship Snapdragon 855, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite uses an average performance chipset Exynos 7 Octa 9611 with frequencies up to 2.3 GHz, consisting of 4 powerful cores Cortex-A73 and 4 energy-efficient Cortex-A53. The tablet has up to 4 GB of fast LPDDR4X and 64/128 GB of RAM on an internal storage device with card support. Although the displays in both devices are almost the same diagonally (Galaxy Tab S6 10.5" and Lite 10.4"), they actually differ significantly. Firstly, the resolution has decreased from 2560x1600 dots to 2000x1200 dots, and secondly, an IPS matrix is used instead of AMOLED. The display of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is excellent, but still, it is one step lower than the one installed in the flagship model.
The cameras have also been cut down. Instead of 12 MP + 5 MP (width), the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite now only uses a single 7 MP photo module. The front camera offers a 5 MP sensor and face unlocking capability. The great news is that the stereo is nowhere to go and there is support for both Dolby Atmos and AKG audio. However, instead of 4 loudspeakers, only 2 are used now.
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has all the necessary wireless technologies such as dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS module. Also in the tablet there is a 3.5 mm jack for headphones and a connector for charging and data transfer standard Type-C version 3.1. Battery capacity is 7040 mAh and supports fast-charging up to 15 W. Support for the S-Pen stylus is also announced. The price of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is 422 dollars per basic version.
Galaxy Tab A (2020) - tablet overview, specifications, and price.
This tablet is even simpler in terms of technical specifications compared to the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, but this does not diminish its relevance. The device is designed primarily for those who care about compactness and low price.
The body of the novelty is completely plastic, the frames are thin, and the diagonal of TFT-display is 8.4 inches with a resolution of 1920x1200 dots. Its height barely reaches 202 mm and width is 125 mm with a thickness of 7.11 mm (weight 309 g). Although the Exynos 7 Octa 7904 processor is weaker than the Exynos 9611, it still has 2 powerful Cortex-A73 cores with frequencies up to 1.8 GHz, and for simple tasks, it has a unit with 6 Cortex-A53 cores. 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB constant with support for micro SD cards.
For photo and video, there is a main 8 MP camera, and for video calls and selfies, there is a 5 MP sensor. Two external speakers are responsible for the quality and loud sound. There is a GPS module, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, headphone jack and Type-C version 2.0. There is no NFC module. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, there is no fast charging, and Android 9.0 is responsible for the tablet. The price of the Galaxy Tab A (2020) is 280 dollars.Please Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on FB or IG and get notified of our promotions and new launches!