Smartphone manufacturers have gone a long way and have flooded the market with a mass of devices from the cheapest to the most expensive. If you can still cope with the flagships, since they are still released less, then there are simply a huge number of budget and mid-budget gadgets. Many users who want to buy a profitable offer with the best price/quality ratio simply run their eyes. In today's article, we will help you decide on a purchase by offering some of the best smartphones in various categories. We will start from the affordable once and get to the flagship gadgets.
Best smartphone 2019 below USD 125 - Honor 8A
In the entry segment of smartphones, Xiaomi dominates, but Huawei also has good positions. It would be quite fair to offer to purchase up to $120 some Redmi 8A or even swipe at Redmi 7, but we will not do this. This is because we are looking for the best solution for our money so that you are not infringed on anything. Therefore, our choice fell on the Honor 8A, which people are willing to buy.
Why exactly him? The smartphone looks great, offers 2/32 GB of memory, a large 6.1-inch screen, a powerful Helio P35 processor for its segment, a 3020 mAh battery and, most importantly, an NFC module. Especially NFC influenced the fact that Honor can be considered the best for its money, since in Xiaomi smartphones this module is found with a price tag of 12,000 rubles! Honor 8A does not offer unnecessary dual or triple cameras (at a low price tag they are pure marketing), but has quite good 13 MP modules at the rear and 8 MP from the front. We recommend a smartphone for purchase!
Best middle-range smartphone 2019 from 150 to 250 USD - Redmi Note 8T & Redmi Note 8 Pro
In this category, it is simply impossible to get by with one device, since in this price range there are most gadgets. But out of many good ones, we chose the two best, two unrealistic smartphones that you will appreciate.
The first will be Redmi Note 8T with a price of 170 USD. At the forefront is the Snapdragon 665 with 4/64 GB of memory, followed by a 6.3-inch display with Full HD +, as many as four cameras 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP (front 13 MP), a 4000 mAh battery and an NFC module . Android 9 with MIUI 11 and Type-C charging port fit perfectly into the big picture.he second in line is Redmi Note 8 Pro with a price of $210. The device was equipped with a monster processor Helio G90T (which pulls all games), 6/64 GB of memory, a 64 MP + 8 MP quad camera with a front camera of 20 MP), an NFC module, Type-C and a 4,500 mAh battery . Confidence smartphone adds its juicy 6.53-inch Full HD + screen, which is a pleasure to play on.
Best affordable flagship 2019 below USD 320 - Xiaomi Mi 9T and Realme XT
And again, we have two candidates on the podium, but from different companies. Naturally, in the end, the choice will be made in favor of one of them, but you will do it already, based on your preferences.
Xiaomi Mi 9T from USD280 rubles is a powerful sub-flagship device based on the Snapdragon 730 processor with 6/64 GB of memory. The gaming smartphone for all tasks also offers a 6.4-inch Full HD + display and a colorful AMOLED matrix. The device is endowed with a triple main camera of 48 MP + 8 MP + 13 MP, as well as a 20 MP front sensor (periscope camera leaving the case). There is NFC, there is Type-C and there is a 4000 mAh battery.
Realme XT from USD300 - the Snapdragon 712 processor (a little weaker than the 730th, but pulls any toys), a huge amount of memory 8/128 GB, an advanced camera system of 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP (front 16 MP ), A 6.4-inch screen and also an AMOLED matrix. Naturally, there is NFC, Type-C and a 4000 mAh battery.
Best flagship smartphone 2019 below USD500 - OnePlus 7
In this category, you can also bring more than one device, but we will focus on the best of them. A smartphone that costs from USD470 and at the same time is in no way inferior to the more expensive Samsung, Apple, Pixel - this is OnePlus 7.The device is responsible for the work of the top Snapdragon 855 processor with 8/256 GB of memory, the screen is presented with a very high-quality Super AMOLED matrix with a diagonal of 6.41 inches. There is a dual main camera at 48 MP + 5 MP, as well as a front camera at 16 MP. The smartphone is powered by a 3700 mAh battery, there is Type0C, NFC and a practically clean Android 9 system, not loaded with unnecessary applications.
The flagship OnePlus 7 is not just a powerful device, it is a real camera phone that photographs at the top level with a cost 2 times higher!You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
By the end of the year, Samsung should release two more smartphones. One of them is the younger brother of the flagship Galaxy S10. The network already has enough information on how to do a review on a smartphone, which will begin to be sold very soon. Expect Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite on all billboards in your city.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: review
Samsung continues to step on its own rake, inflating the line of smartphones to unprecedented sizes. However, in 2019, almost everyone does this, so there are no special questions for the company. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a slightly simplified version of the flagship Samsung 2019. Samsung is a serious company, therefore, in its understanding, the Lite model is practically no different from the top-end. Yes, the camera is a little simpler, yes, the case is cheaper, but otherwise - top!
The design will not receive any tangible changes: all the same framelessness, a “hole” for the front camera and horizontal placement of the triple camera. Unlike the flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will have fewer modifications and a smaller set of color variations, but this does not matter. The main thing is that you will pay less for top-end performance.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will operate on the basis of the most powerful processor - Snapdragon 855. The maximum speed of its cores is 2.84 GHz, the Adreno 640 video core is responsible for the graphics, 8 GB will be allocated for RAM, and 128 GB for user memory. By the way, according to insiders, this will be the only modification of the smartphone. Is it bad? No, this performance is enough for the eyes. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite in such an assembly will gain under 300,000 points in Antutu - any application or program will simply fly. The screen of the novelty will be pleasantly pleasing with a bright picture and an almost complete absence of frames: the matrix will occupy 90 +% of the front panel. The type of matrix is Super Amoled, the size is 6.7 inches, the resolution is FullHD. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be protected by the IP68 standard - you won’t be afraid of splashes and sandstorms.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite cameras will not lag behind the trends. On the back cover of the novelty you will find three main cameras with impressive technical characteristics: the main one - 48 MP, wide-angle - 12 MP, for estimating the frame depth - 5 MP. This trio will be enough to take high quality photos. On what, and in the photo Samsung ate the dog. On the front panel of the smartphone is a single front camera with an honest 32 MP.
Probably the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is its battery. The other day there was information that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will receive one of the most powerful batteries in its class. They say about 4,400 mAh. This is a lot, given the quality of materials that Samsung uses to create its smartphones: two days with such a battery, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be easy to hold. Naturally, this echelon smartphone supports 45 W fast charging and all modern interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, A-GPS, 4G VoLTE and, of course, NFC.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be available soon. The smartphone is expected to cost around $ 700. One could argue that this is expensive, but this is Samsung - the questions disappear on their own.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specifications:
Screen: 6.7 ’, Super-Amoled Matrix, QHD +, 90 Hz
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core with a maximum frequency of up to 2.84 GHz
Main camera: 48MP + 12MP + 5MP
Front camera: 32 MP
RAM: 8 GB, LPDDR4X
ROM: 128 GB
Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, A-GPS, 4G VoLTE, NFC.
Battery: 4 400 mAh, 45 W, fast and wireless charging supported
Dimensions: 164.4 × 77.1 × 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 grams
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In early November 2019, Xiaomi took a very important step by introducing its new sub-flagman with the most advanced camera system among all the devices of the brand. It turned out to be Mi Note 10, which not only impressed with its photo capabilities but also became the first device of the revived Mi Note line. At the same time, Xiaomi made the smartphone most technologically advanced, although they decided to limit it to the middle-class Snapdragon 730G chip. As many as five cameras, the world's first use of a 108-megapixel image sensor, a huge battery, an excellent display, and recognizable design - all this refers to Xiaomi Mi Note 10!
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 - review and characteristics of the camera phone
The device clearly deserved the status of a camera phone not for pretty design but for the presence of many high-quality sensors and adapted software. All this allowed the smartphone to take the closest place in terms of shooting quality near the leader of the DxOMark rating - Huawei Mate 30. Still, the device can shoot with a resolution of 108 megapixels and offering the weight of the resulting photos up to 30 Mb, and in a 27-megapixel mode with acceptable image size (in the latter case, 4-in-1 pixel combining is applied). The optical zoom in the smartphone is implemented in such a way that as many as three sensors are used: the main one at 108 megapixels, the additional at 12 megapixels and another one at 8 megapixels. When magnified up to 5 times, optics are used and image quality is not lost, with a 10x hybrid zoom, changes in the photo are almost invisible. The maximum zoom is 50x, but it is an electronic zoom with all the ensuing consequences. In total, there are five cameras in the device:
Samsung 108MP sensor (1 / 1.33 matrix, Quad-Bayer sensor with a pixel size of 0.8 microns and 1.6 microns at a resolution of 27 megapixels), a lens with a focal length of 25 mm, f / 1.7, 8 lenses, OIS, laser autofocus
2x zoom camera - 12 megapixel sensor (f / 2.0, pixel size 1.4 microns, DualPixel autofocus);
5x zoom camera - 8 megapixel sensor with f / 2.0;
Ultra-wide-angle camera - 20 MP sensor (13 mm, f / 2.2, pixel 1.12 microns);
Macro camera - 2-megapixel sensor (1/5 ", pixel size 1.75 microns, f / 2.4, autofocus in the range of 1.5-10 cm).
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is powered by Snapdragon 730G chipset (the next after the Snapdragon 855). Its performance is enough for all everyday tasks, games, as well as the coordinated work of cameras. It is also very energy efficient, cold and stable in operation. The minimum amount of memory in this smartphone is available 6/64 GB.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 display is a chic 6.47-inch AMOLED matrix with Full HD + resolution. There is support for HDR10, as well as the color space of DCI-P3. This whole set is powered by a capacious 5260 mAh battery, which is new for Xiaomi. Moreover, this monster supports fast charging at 30 watts, allowing from 0 to 100% to fill the battery in just 65 minutes.
And a few words about the design - Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is directly inspired by the appearance of the Huawei P30 Pro. Borrowed a little, namely the design of the front panel. Perhaps for someone, such a solution will be strange, but, frankly, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 looks chic.
The cost of the smartphone at the moment is slightly more than $ 550, which, taking into account the exclusive 108-megapixel sensor and top-end filling, is quite excusable.You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
Motorola Razr - the update of the legendary Razr V3 still took place, and we have been waiting for this event for about three years! At the very beginning of 2017, the Motorola brand, already owned by Lenovo, announced plans to revive the iconic Razr V3. It's great that the company kept its promise, and it did it at the right time, in the right place, since now the topic of folding smartphones is more relevant than ever. At the same time, the 2019 Razr can be called the most logical embodiment of the idea of folding smartphones, namely smartphones. Competitors, namely Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, are more likely folding tablets, rather than mobile phones.
Motorola Razr (2019) - all that is known about the smartphone
It is worth saying that the 2004 Razr V3 set a high standard in the telephone industry at one time and determined the development of mobile gadgets for several years to come. Motorola Razr (2019) can repeat the fate of its predecessor by setting the development vector of already modern smartphones. After all, the device can really be called the most worthy embodiment of the idea of folding gadgets.
What features does the Motorola Razr offer:
Case: folding water-repellent design, rear panel made of glass and metal, stainless steel frame;
Dimensions: when folded 94 x 72 x 14 mm, when unfolded 172 x 72 x 6.9 mm, weight 205 g.
Screen: folding, 6.2 inches, P-OLED matrix, 876 x 2.142 pixels, 373ppi; 2.7-inch secondary (external) screen with a G-OLED matrix and a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels;
Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10 nm): eight-core CPU - 2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold and 6x1.6 GHz Kryo 360 Silver; Adreno 616 GPU video accelerator
Memory: 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM memory;
OS: Android 9.0 Pie;
Rear camera: 16 MP sensor, f / 1.7 + ToF sensor, dual-pixel PDAF autofocus, dual LED flash, 2160p video recording;
Front camera: 5MP, f / 2.0.
Battery: 2510 mAh, 15 W fast charge;
Connection interfaces: only eSIM, LTE-A, Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C.
Optional: a front-panel fingerprint sensor.
That is, the brand new Motorola Razr is far from a flagship device, and it does not have a slot for memory cards, a physical SIM card, and there is no 3.5 mm audio jack. But this is a very convenient and thoughtful gadget that is unrealistically compact when folded.
A small secondary display allows you to take photos on the main camera, instead of the front, getting excellent selfies. Also, when notifications come, you can start reading them on a secondary display, and if you want to continue on the main screen, opening your smartphone is seamless in front of us all!
What is important, the hinge mechanism in Motorola Razr allows the display itself to bend and unbend more safely, due to which the device should not overtake problems with the display in the future, as well as the presence of the same “fault point”. The cherry on the cake can be called the presence in the smartphone of a classic dialer, which completely copies the design of the old Razr V3!
And how much is this miracle? Not cheap, very expensive, as for the sub-flagship phone, judging by the filling. In Europe, the 2019 Razr price tag will be $ 1,860. This is significantly higher than the cost that the company promised in the summer, limited to a mark of 1,500 dollars.
Would you buy such a piece of modernized nostalgia for that kind of money?You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
Huawei continues to rivet the latest flagships with support for 5th generation networks, trying to introduce the new communications standard to the masses as soon as possible. Next in line is the Nova 6 5G, which, in addition, will receive another innovation - this is a 60 MP camera from Sony, that kind of response to Samsung's 64 MP sensor. That is, as we see, building up megapixels in the sensors of smartphones is already an irreversible process, but it’s interesting which manufacturers will stop at what value of the number of pixels. But, this is a rhetorical question so far, so let's get to know the urgent matters, namely the preliminary specifications of the Huawei Nova 6 5G.
Huawei Nova 6 5G - a powerful smartphone with a powerful camera
The smartphone can be called a certain analogue of the Galaxy S10 Plus due to the fact that on its front there will be a large hole in the screen for a dual front camera (the resolution of the sensors is still unknown). The display itself will offer a 6.44-inch diagonal, Full HD + resolution, IPS-matrix and Gorilla Glass protective glass.The heart of the device will be the top-end Kirin 990 processor with an already built-in, rather than a separate, 5G modem. The whole thing is powered by a rather capacious 4000 mAh battery with incredibly fast charging power up to 40 watts.Cameras: it’s very interesting here, as Huawei decided to equip its flagship with a new sensor from Sony, which has not yet officially debuted. The sensor model is Sony IMX686 and it is a 60 MP image sensor with the same Quad Bayer technology, combining 4 pixels in 1. That is, in standard modes the camera will produce high-quality photos, but with a resolution of no more than 15 MP. The following sensors will complement the main photomodule: 16 MP wide-angle, 2 MP macro camera and 2 MP depth sensor.The cost of the device is still kept the secret, but we managed to find out some data. So, it is reported that the Nova 6 5G version with a minimum configuration of 8/128 GB will cost $ 498, the average version at 8/256 GB at $ 540 and the oldest at 12/256 GB at $ 584. The appearance of the device is expected in the very near future - most likely November 26 in China.You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
In February this year, as part of the MWC 2019 exhibition, Samsung introduced a new smartphone of the future - the folding flagship Galaxy Fold. The smartphone immediately aroused intense interest and a lot of discussions, because the device was revolutionary. A folding screen inside and a compact outdoor display - the idea is not new, but its implementation is unique. If necessary, the user could use both a small 4.6-inch external screen and a large 7.3-inch internal screen: a smartphone and a powerful tablet in one case. Flagship hardware and advanced cameras only spurred interest in the device. And despite a series of scandals related to the Galaxy Fold, very soon, Samsung will present its successor, the Galaxy W20. It’s about him we’ll talk today.
Samsung Galaxy W20 - the successor to Galaxy Fold with 5G modem and Exynos 990
Not just that, we made a big emphasis on the Galaxy Fold in the introduction, as they are closely related to the Galaxy W20. The novelty appeared on the website of the TENAA certification center and literally everything is already known about it. Design, specifications - only the price tag was not disclosed.As it turned out, the Galaxy W20 externally completely copies the Galaxy Fold, offering not only a similar form factor, arrangement of elements, but also dimensions: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm. However, this is not just the renamed Galaxy Fold, but its improved version, since Samsung will equip the smartphone with a 5G modem built into the new Exynos 990 chipset (Fold has Snapdragon 855). That is, the company decided to create a completely Korean device, minimizing the presence of components from other companies inside it.In addition, the Galaxy W20 should become a cheaper option, because unlike the Fold, it will be available in two versions: with 8/256 GB and 12/512 GB of memory. It also became known that the battery capacity of the device will decrease by 250 mAh and amount to 4135 mAh. This, of course, is not the best solution, but there should not be much difference in battery life. Finally, the Galaxy W20 will also get 6 cameras like the Galaxy Fold. What kind of matrix manufacturer plans to use in his creation is still unknown. Perhaps this will be the 64 MP sensor at the head, and maybe the top 108 MP sensor. One thing is certain - the location of the cameras will not change:• Triple main camera on the back when folded;• Single front camera when folded;• Dual camera above the large screen when unfolded.Also, the device will provide support for fast charging over 15 watts (this is available from the predecessor) and reverse wireless charging. The cost of the Galaxy W20 has not yet been disclosed and the price is likely to become known no earlier than the beginning of 2020.The premiere of the novelty is scheduled for November 19, and a full presentation will take place already at the world mobile electronics exhibition MWC 2020 in February next year.You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
Camera phones - how much is invested in this definition of smartphones with advanced cameras. From year to year, companies are working to create the best camera phone and on the way to their goal, they do not stop at anything. If 3 years ago the dual camera in devices was a curiosity, now 5 cameras are a commonplace! On average, in smartphones of various levels, the number of photomodules is three, including: the main module, a wide-angle module, and a depth sensor. However, recently a camera with optical zoom from 2x to 5x, as well as a macro camera that allows you to shoot with a focal length of 2 to 10 cm, is gaining momentum again. In today's article, we have collected the 5 coolest camera phones in 2019 and you will be convinced by their example that each company has its own approach to creating camera phones, its own set of sensors. The article will not have any ratings, so the arrangement of smartphones is arbitrary.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus - Korean Photo Flag 2019
DxOmark score - 117 points
After the presentation of this device, he instantly took high positions in the tests of DxOMark camera phones, and also received a lot of audience sympathy. The device is equipped with four cameras on the rear panel, including 3 classic sensors and one depth sensor - Time of Flight 3D (it also scans 3D objects). Once again, the manufacturer relied on the main photomodule with a variable aperture from f / 1.5 to f / 2.4. The second photomodule turned out to be a telephoto camera with a 2-pole optical zoom, and the third on the contrary, a wide-angle camera. But the main thing that Samsung has done is the launch of new software for the camera, especially the updated Night Mode. The new software just allowed the Galaxy Note 10+ to improve photo quality compared to the slightly earlier flagship Galaxy S10 Plus.
Huawei P30 Pro - the world's first smartphone with 5x optical zoom
DxOmark score - 116 points
Now Huawei has a more advanced flagship, which is higher in terms of scores in DxOmark, but still we consider the Huawei P30 Pro to be the best in photography. Why? Yes, all because he became the first smartphone in the world with 5x optical zoom (without loss of quality) and 50x digital. The smartphone offers a wide range of cameras, namely:
Main camera: Sony IMX650 at 40 MP, f / 1.6, phase / contrast and laser AF, focal length 27 mm, optical and electronic stabilization, video recording 4K @ 30 fps or 1080p @ 60 fps or 720p @ 960 fps;
Second camera: wide-angle at 20 MP, f / 2.2, focal length 16 mm, review at 123 degrees;
The third camera: 8 MP telephoto, f / 3.4, focal length 125 mm, 5X optical zoom or 10X hybrid or 50X electronic zoom, optical stabilization;
Fourth camera: ToF sensor for calculating photo depth.
Solid, isn’t it? Most importantly, when shooting with a 10x hybrid zoom, the picture quality hardly deteriorates. Just imagine that you can zoom in an object 10 times and not lose in anything. It is really powerful!
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Mi CC9 Pro) is a 5-camera smartphone and this is not the limit
DxOmark score - 121 points
And this camera phone appeared just the other day. Unlike all the smartphones presented today, this is not a flagship, but a middle range based on the Snapdragon 730G. Nevertheless, this did not prevent the device from immediately acquiring 5 cameras on the back cover, among which there is also a module with 5x optical zoom.
However, unlike Huawei, the number of megapixels in Xiaomi cameras differs either up or down - that is, devices on the set of image sensors are completely different. Here's what the Mi Note 10 offers:
Main camera: 108 MP from Samsung with a focal length of 25 mm, aperture f / 1.69, optical stabilization, Quad Bayer 4-in-1 technology;
Telephoto camera No. 1: 12 MP with a focal length of 50 mm, f / 2, double optical zoom;
Telephoto camera No. 2: 8 MP with a focal length of 94 mm, f / 2, optical stabilization, 5x optical + 10x hybrid + 50x electronic zoom;
Wide-angle camera: 20 MP with a focal length of 16 mm, f / 2.2? viewing angle of 120 degrees;
Macro camera: 2 MP with f / 2.4, designed for close focusing from 2 to 10 cm.
The main feature of the device is the world's first 108 MP camera, which in standard modes combines 4 pixels in 1 to achieve the best quality, offering an output of 27 MP. The second feature is a 5x optical zoom without loss of quality and a 10x hybrid zoom with a minimum of loss. Xiaomi also equipped the smartphone with the new Night Mode 2.0, which improved processing algorithms, working not with Jpeg, but with RAW sources.
iPhone 11 Pro Max - Apple's first flagship with 3 cameras
DxOmark score - 117 points
At Apple, they stubbed for a long time and did not want to use more than three cameras in their smartphones. This is despite the fact that Apple almost set the trend for multi-camera back in 2016. However, for three whole years the brand squeezed the maximum out of its two cameras and only now decided to install the third wide-angle photomodule.
As a result, the smartphone can pamper 12 MP with a standard photo module with f / 1.8, 12 MP telephoto camera with double optical zoom and f / 2.0, as well as a 12 MP wide-angle camera with a focal length of 13 mm (120-degree view) and f / 2.4. The device’s feature is that it seamlessly switches from one camera to another, and also has a cool Night mode, which is not inferior to the competitors in their capabilities (earlier iPhone lost to other smartphones when shooting in the dark).
Google Pixel 4 XL - the first dual-camera smartphone of the giant
DxOmark score - 112 points
In fact, this is not the first two-chamber device of the corporation as a whole, but a pioneer in the matter of the dual main camera. Before its appearance, Google adhered to the philosophy of single-chamber, squeezing all juices from a single photomodule. It was this approach of the brand that allowed him to create a mega cool HDR + mode that works wonders, a powerful Night mode, as well as an algorithm with double hybrid zoom and photo with bokeh. That is, Google smartphones with one camera competed on an equal footing with counterparts that had two cameras or even more.
But then it was impossible to continue like this, because marketing does not spare anyone. As a result, Google decided to add a second telephoto camera for double optical zoom. In addition, the company worked on the new Night Sight mode for improved night shooting with the option of exposure, and also added Live HDR + for viewing in real time the final result of the photo.You can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
The struggle for the smartphone market is very fierce and highly competitive. Standing out among hundreds of manufacturers is very difficult. This is especially difficult for smartphone makers from the Middle Kingdom, where new smartphones go on sale literally every day. However, Doogee is one of those companies that have been afloat for quite some time. The company has its own style, does not always follow trends and makes very interesting smartphones. We have a couple of these on our website: Doogee S90 Pro - a rugged smartphone with removable blocks and Doogee N100 - a hot new product with cameras from Sony and a 10,000 mAh battery.
Doogee S90 Pro – modular smartphone from Doogee
If you want to buy a smartphone that will surprise everyone - you should take a closer look at Doogee S90 Pro. The smartphone is not like other representatives of the market. Its main feature is removable blocks that extend the functionality of the Doogee S90 Pro. Together with a smartphone comes a nozzle, which turns the smartphone into a real walkie-talkie - you can get in touch even in the most extreme conditions. There is also a pad that increases battery capacity.
However, not only the lining distinguishes the smartphone from the background of others. The smartphone has a “sports" design. A strict black case is decorated with orange accents.
Doogee S90 Pro is IP68 / 69K protected. This means that the smartphone can withstand prolonged immersion in water to a depth of 2 meters, as well as additional body reinforcement, which increases the resistance of the Doogee S90 Pro to falls and other adverse conditions. On the front of the Doogee S90 Pro flaunts a large and bright 6.18-inch IPS screen. It has an elongated shape and high-quality color reproduction. In a small cutout in the upper part of the front panel, you can notice an 8 MP front camera and a speaker. On the back panel of the Doogee S90 Pro, you can find a dual 16 + 8 MP camera and a fingerprint scanner. For the speed of the smartphone meets the new processor from MediaTek - Helio P70. It meets all the modern requirements of the market, saves energy and draws all new games and applications. The manufacturer allocated 6 GB for the Doogee S90 Pro RAM, and 128 GB for the built-in memory. There was a place in the Doogee S90 Pro for a memory card - you can add another 256 GB. A large smartphone has a large battery. On board, the Doogee S90 Pro has a 5080 mAh battery. Charging takes place via the USB Type-C connector. The smartphone supports 24 W fast charging and 10 W wireless charging, there is support for NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. The gadget is running the Android 9.0 operating system.
Doogee S90 Pro Specifications:
o Colors: red, blue, black
o Screen: 6.18 inches, IPS-matrix, resolution - 2246 by 1080, aspect ratio 19.5: 9, 403 PPi
o Case: plastic + glass
o Processor: eight-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with a maximum frequency of up to 2.0 GHz,
o GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
o RAM: 6 GB
o User memory: 128 GB
o Rear camera: 16 + 8 MP
o Front camera: 8 MP
o NFC: yes
o Fingerprint scanner: yes
o OS: Android 9 Pie
o Battery capacity: 5,050 mAh
o Price: $ 190
Doogee N100 - an inexpensive long-lived smartphone
Most recently, a new smartphone, the Doogee N100, went on sale. This is a representative of the budget class of smartphones, but the manners of this device are much cooler.
The design of the Doogee N100 hints at premium, however, this is the Chinese view of wealth. Doogee N100 backdrop is leather looks alike, there is an imitation of seams, some inserts with screws. In fact, all this is plastic. High quality plastic. The front of the Doogee N100 has a six-inch display, which occupies a little more than 80% of the front panel. On the top and bottom there are quite large indents, which is not typical for modern smartphones.
Doogee N100 IPS screen provides a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The screen is moderately elongated, it is convenient to absorb content from it. Color reproduction at the level of smartphones from the same price category: good white balance, but not enough brightness. The Doogee N100 hardware circuit is based on the eight-core MediaTek Helio P23 mobile processor. The processor is not new, but proven. Helio P23 was released at the end of 2017 and is relevant to this day. The processor is built on a 16-nm process technology and consists of eight Cortex A53 cores with a maximum clock frequency of 2.3 GHz. For graphics, the Mali-G71 MP2 video accelerator with a clock frequency of 770 MHz is responsible. The memory set is represented by 4 GB of "RAM" and an internal flash drive of 64 GB. There is an expansion slot for microSD-cards.
A pair of sensors from Sony is responsible for the mobile photo. The main one is Sony IMX230 with 21 MP, the additional one is an 8 MP camera. The Doogee N100 front camera has a resolution of 8 MP. Quite a good set for a smartphone from this price category.
The main advantage of the Doogee N100 is its battery life. The smartphone is equipped with a 10,000 mAh battery, which can provide up to three days of work without recharging. Of course, such a battery needs to be charged for a long time, so the manufacturer took care of high-speed charging at 24 W — full charge in 120 minutes. The operating system on the Doogee N100 is the 9th version of Android.
Doogee N100 Specifications:
o Colors: red, blue, black
o Screen: 5.99 inches, IPS-matrix, resolution - 2160 by 1080, aspect ratio 19.5: 9, 403 PPi
o Case: metal + glass
o Processor: eight-core MediaTek Helio P23 chipset with a maximum frequency of up to 2.0
o GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
o RAM: 4 GB
o User memory: 64 GB
o Rear camera: 21 + 8 MP
o Front camera: 8 MP
o NFC: yes
o Fingerprint scanner: yes
o OS: Android 9 Pie
o Battery capacity: 10,000 mAh
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Huawei Mate X was first revealed 8 months ago at the MWC 2019 in February. Some mistakenly believe that this is the world’s first foldable smartphone, but reality is somewhat different. The guys from a little-known company Royole were the first to shoot at the end of 2018, showing the flexing apparatus FlexPai. Then Samsung revealed its Galaxy Fold, but since the Korean brand presented its new product almost at the same time, at MWC 2019, we can say that both devices were second. Unfortunately, after the presentation, there was a delay and only after 7 months, Huawei officially announced that the company is starting to sell Mate X. What characteristics does the device offers and how it has generally changed during this time, we’ll figure it out now.
Huawei Mate X - review and specifications of foldable smartphone
Despite the fact that Huawei was not the first to open foldable smartphones, it was the first to start selling them to ordinary users, albeit in a limited edition. All these months from March to October, the brand finalized the device correcting design errors and weaknesses. We can conclude that they managed to stop all the sore spots of the device, with which we congratulate.
And what about the hardware? What has changed? Yes, there is some changes to the specifications of the device relative to its initial announced version. The fact is that in Spring, the flagship chip of Huawei was the Kirin 980 processor, and in the fall the company introduced it with newer Kirin 990 processor. Therefore, Huawei Mate X will be sold in two versions:
Based on last year's Kirin 980 with a Barong 5000 modem for use in 5G networks;
Based on the current top-end Kirin 990 chip.
Otherwise, both versions do not differ from each other - offering a solid 8-inch foldable display, which when folded in half turns into two screens of 6.6 inches (front) and 6.38 inches from the back. Compared to the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X looks more innovative because it can be bent almost 360 degrees. The screen is protected by a two-layer polyamide film, which has become 40% stronger than the first version.
Huawei Mate X and the real lovers of mobile photography will delight. The device can offer the following set of cameras:
Main sensor: Sony IMX600 at 40 MP with a 1/1.78 ”sensor, 1 μm pixel size, f / 1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus, electronic stabilization and 4K video recording;
Camera: 8 MP sensor with triple optical zoom (or 30x electronic zoom);
Wide-angle module: 16 MP sensor with a viewing angle lens of up to 120 degrees;
Depth sensor: 3D ToF camera.
As for battery life, the Mate X meets the capacious 4500 mAh battery, which also supports very fast charging up to 55 watts. This provides up to 85% battery charge in just 30 minutes.
Huawei Mate X - release date and price
The company did not give a clear answer exactly when the device will be on sale but it is expected spring of 2020 with a memory capacity of 8/512 GB and a price tag of $ 2,400. First of all, the device will be available in ChinaYou can Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FB and get notified with our promotions and new launches!
Months of leaks, dozens of tip off, several spy photos - the world raged before the official presentation of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL. Everything ended on October 15: Google showed off its new flagships at an event in New York. Looking ahead, we’ll say that most of the leaks turned out to be true: you and I learned the design long before the presentation, the characteristics slightly surprised those who came to the event, but there were some surprises. What surprised Google and how good is Google Phone 2019? Read our review of Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL - updated design
The appearance of the new Pixels pleases with its conciseness and rigor: everything is verified to the millimeter, and the assembly of smartphones leaves no questions. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are very good in the hand due to their elongated shape and special matte finish (relevant for orange and white versions of smartphones). Yes, smartphones are available in three color variations: black, orange and white. The black versions of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are glossy, while the orange and white are matte.
Interestingly, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL practically do not visually different from each other, which can not be said about the previous generation of smartphones, where you could immediately see where the Pixel 3 and XL are. One significant difference is the dimensions. Smartphones have received protection against water and dust at the level of IP68. The frames around the displays of new products remained large, but for some unknown reason, they are not particularly striking. The largest part of the black frame is the top, it hides a new technology called Slim. It provides access to control smartphones using gestures and also allows you to quickly unlock using your face. On the rear surface of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL housed a dual main camera, designed under the "black square". It looks stylish. The sensor protrudes above a smooth surface, which is not very convenient when you put your smartphone on a flat surface. In summary, we have a minimum of questions regarding the design of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL. The appearance of smartphones is recognizable, which is already good.
Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL - display
The flagships from Google 2019 received ultra-modern and relevant screens. What Pixel 4, what Pixel 4 Ixel got OLED displays, which have recently been named the best matrices on mobile devices. The main feature of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL screens is the adaptive 90 Hz OLED matrices. A high refresh rate is good, but a variable high frequency is better: the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL displays adjust to what the smartphone screen displays. This not only improves picture quality, but also positively affects energy consumption.
Pixel 4 received a 5.7-inch screen with Full HD + resolution, an aspect ratio of 19: 9 and a pixel density of 444 PPI. Pixel 4 XL got a 6.3-inch display with QHD resolution. As a result, the pixel density is higher and is 537 ppi. As the first smartphone users noted, the screens at Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are distinguished by rich colors, high brightness and natural color reproduction.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL - Interface
You probably will not be surprised by the fact that Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL work on the latest version of the Android operating system - Android 10. Yes, they are far from the first smartphones running on this version of the OS, but they will be faster and longer than all getting updates is a fact.
e of the main upgrades of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL compared to previous generations is the loss of the classic fingerprint scanner. The new flagships of Google are now unlocked only with a face or a graphic/digital password.
The new unlock system is an analogue of Face ID. However, Google claims that their system is safer and “smarter”. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL store user data on a smartphone, and does not send it to the manufacturer’s server, as iPhones do. Next to the unlock sensor is Motion Sense. This sensor scans the space above the smartphone and identifies the movements of the owner. Thanks to this, it became possible to implement control of smartphones using gestures. With a wave of your hand on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, you can control the playback of audio or video, turn off the alarm, etc.
Another software thing of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL –build in Recoder application. With it, you can take voice notes. It seems nothing interesting, but Google gave this program artificial intelligence, which allowed Recoder to recognize speech with high accuracy, remove pauses between sentences, and translate dictated text into a written version more accurately and accurately.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL - performance and battery life
With the performance of the flagships of Google 2019, everything is fine. Inside both smartphones, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor is installed - the most powerful solution for 2019 Android smartphones. The processor is built on a 7-nm process technology, and its maximum operating frequency is up to 2.84 GHz. For RAM, the manufacturer allocated 6 GB for both models. But with the user memory we got a strange situation. Smartphones will be sold in two versions: 64 GB or 128 GB. The lack of 256 GB user memory (we are silent about 512 GB) seems like a strange decision from Google. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are unlikely to have problems with autonomy: the basic model is 2800 mAh, XL - 3700 mAh. At the same time, fast charging capacity of 18 W is supported. Charging takes place via the USB Type-C connector.
Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL Cameras
Why people buy Pixel smartphones? Mostly because of the cameras. For several years in a row, smartphones from Google have been recognized as the best in the "mobile photography" segment. And this year Google stepped forward, equipping both of its smartphones with 12.2 + 16 MP sensors. The first camera is a classic sensor, the second is a telephoto lens for optical zoom of objects. Pixel cameras are famous for their HDR + mode. In the fourth generation, this mode has moved to a new stage - HDR + works on Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL in real time. This means that the user will see what the final shot will be right from the camera application even before the shutter is released.
Another photographic opportunity is Dual Exposure. It allows you to simultaneously control the brightness and marking of colors directly on the smartphone. It is also worth saying that the company worked on white balance - new algorithms help to achieve excellent color rendering results even in the most difficult conditions. Separate mention is the Night Sight mode, which is intended for fans of photographing the night sky. The presentation showed several photos taken in this mode, and it's just amazing. However, there are questions to the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL cameras: why did the company pay attention only to photography, but did it score on the video? Pixels are still shot at last year’s level and do not support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.
Detailed specifications of the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL:
Google pixel 4
Google Pixel 4XL
5.7 ' , OLED - matrix, FHD +, 90 Hz
6 . 3 ' , OLED - matrix, Q HD +, 90 Hz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core with a maximum frequency of up to 2.84 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core with a maximum frequency of up to 2.84 GHz
12.2 MP (f / 1.7, 77 °)
16 megapixel (f / 2.4, telephoto lens for optical zoom)
12.2 MP (f / 1.7, 77 °)
16 megapixel (f / 2.4, telephoto lens for optical zoom)
8 MP (f / 1.7, 90 °)
8 MP (f / 1.7, 90 °)
6 GB, LPDDR4X
6 GB, LPDDR4X
2800 mAh , 18 W, fast and wireless charging supported
3700 mAh , 18 W, fast and wireless charging supported
149.1 × 68.8 × 8.2 mm
160.4 × 75.1 × 8.2 mm
Google’s pricing policy is not very loyal, but the brand has a very loyal audience that is ready to pay such money for the new Pixel. Official smartphone prices are as follows:
Google Pixel 4 6 + 64 GB - 800 dollars
Google Pixel 4 6 + 128 GB - 900 dollars
Google Pixel 4 XL 6 + 64 GB - 900 dollars
Google Pixel 4 XL 6 + 128 GB - 1000 dollars
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