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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; A deep review!

Google launched two flagship smartphones last year in November. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. Let’s have a detailed look at these devices.

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Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 was seemed to be a “neglected child” since the launch. But when we have a closer look, Pixel 2 can fix most of the immune issues through its software.

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The device officially launched in November last year by Google company.

Physical and Technical features

Android v8.0 Oreo with octa-core processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset powered in Pixel 2. A 4GB RAM with internal memory of 64GB sported in the device. There is no expandable memory and USB OTG support. Pixel 2 have the dimensions 145.7mm ×69.7mm ×7.8mm (height×width×thickness) with a weight of 143 gms. A rear fingerprint sensor along with other sensors like light, proximity, accelerometer, barometer, compass, and gyroscope included in the device. The build material is aluminum in the case and back which is water-resistant and dustproof and is available in colors like Kinda Blue, Just Black, and White. A magnificent display with 5.0 full HD screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution having AMOLED Display along with Corning Gorilla Glass v5 protection. A perfect Li-ion 2700mAh non-replaceable battery with Quick charging feature is available. A single nano SIM with 4G/3G/2G support can insert.Connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, and A-GPS used.

Camera

12.2MP primary camera is with CMOS image sensor and phase detection/dual pixel/laser autofocus. Dual LED flash and continuous shooting, HDR mode is there. 8MP secondary camera has fixed focus but no autofocus feature.

Price

Pixel 2 might be a better choice than Pixel 2XL and costs a reasonable premium at Rs.61,000, putting its head on the Apple iPhone 8 and counterparts more like Samsung Galaxy S8.

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google company also launched a device just after Google Pixel 2 last year.

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Physical and Technical features

Google Pixel 2XL also powered by Android v8.0 Oreo and Octa-core 2.45GHz processor along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It sported 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB without expandable memory and USB OTG support. The device is having the dimensions as 157.9mm × 76.7mm ×7.9mm (height × width × thickness) and weighing about 175g. Pixel XL 2 is having an aluminum case as build material with variants in colors like Black, Black, and White. This device has 6.0inches screen size with a resolution of 1440 × 2880 pixels and pixel density of 537ppi. P-OLED display type with Corning Gorilla Glass v5 Protection sported in the device. An excellent Li-ion 3520mAh non-replaceable battery with Quick and fast charging feature is available. A single nano SIM with 4G/3G/2G support can insert.

Camera

The camera specifications and the connectivity options along with the sensors included are the same as in Google Pixel 2. 12.2MP primary camera is with CMOS image sensor and phase detection/dual pixel/laser autofocus. Dual LED flash and continuous shooting, HDR mode is there. 8MP secondary camera has fixed focus but no autofocus feature.

Price

The price rate starts from Rs.56,999 for Google Pixel 2XL.

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Honor 9 Lite- A smart budget phone!

It’s hard to find a good smartphone with elegant features to come by in the budget. Huawei’ s Honor brand launched its new Honor 9 Lite which is to be a reasonably priced quad-camera smartphone, in December 2017. It not only relies on the camera features but also with some really good standing out features.

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Design and build quality

Honor 9 Lite is much similar to the company’s flagship phone of 2016, Honor 8. A good-looking curved glass back gives a mirror finish but is limited only to Sapphire Blue and Glacier grey versions.

The front glass is also curved which gives a comfortable grip. The frame along with volume and power button is plastic gives a lightweight to the phone and also helped for the low cost. It has a dimensional measurement of 151 × 71.9 × 7.6 mm(5.94 × 2.83 × 0.30 in). The weight is 149 g (5.26oz).

Display

A very good display with Full-HD + IPS panel measuring 5.65inches with 18:9 ratio and having 1080 × 2160 pixels resolution. The panel has good brightness and colour reproduction.

Platform

Honor 9 Lite is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo through Honor’s custom skin called EMUI 8 alongside HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset. It is also powered with Octa-core processor.

Storage

The RAM is either 4GB or 3GB with an internal storage of either 64GB or 32GB respectively. A microSD card is supported in the device which can be expanded up to 256GB.

Camera Specifications

Honor boasts about the quad-camera setups. Both in the front and back of the device, there is 13MP primary camera with only the rear supporting PDAF.

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Both cameras have an additional camera (secondary) of 2MP sensors. The cameras have a quick autofocus and distinct landscape detail.

Connectivity

Connectivities like single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio and micro USB 2.0 and also USB on-the-go are available.

Sensors

The device has a circular fingerprint sensor at the back which can be used for unlocking the screen and to secure the apps and files. The sensor can also be used for gestures such as taking photos, answering calls and snooze alarms. The device also has the accelerometer, proximity sensors and compass.

Battery, Price and Colour Variants

The device has a non-removable Li-Powered 3000mAh battery. Colours like Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall and Pearl White are available in the Honor 9 Lite. The device is priced at Rs.10,999.

Honor 9 Lite is a smartphone with striking looks and low weight with vivid display and competent front cameras. But still, the battery life could have been better. The rear cameras are just average and the UI is not very snappy.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro started its first sale in India!

Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are made available for purchase on Thursday in Indian markets. These smartphones will be sold in a flash sale which began at 12 pm on Xiaomi’ s official website  (mi.com) and Flipkart.com. It is expected that Redmi Note 4 will be replaced by the new Redmi Note 5 as an all-rounder mid-range smartphone whereas Redmi Note 5 Pro considered as a spiritual successor to Redmi Note 3.

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Redmi Note 5

Redmi Note 5 has received upgrades in design, camera, and quality areas when compared with Redmi Note 4. Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 ratio and with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The display is having a Gorilla Glass Protection in the similar form factor of the display. Note 5 has a premium finish metal body with tapered back.

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The device is having a thickness of 8.05mm and has a 4,000 mAh battery.
When talking about the camera department, Redmi Note 5 has a 12MP rear camera. It has got an upgraded sensor which can capture better photos even in low light. The front cam having 5MP is sported with LED selfie light and beautify 3.0. Xiaomi is using dual pyrolytic graphite sheet that decreases the temperature by 2 degree Celsius to improvise the hardware quality in Redmi Note 5. A customised power adaptor for India is also featured in Note 5 which can withstand surges up to 380V. It continues to have with the Snapdragon 625 processor paired with either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

It is the first phone to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. This processor claims to offer up to 50 percent higher and sustained performance and up to 40 percent more power efficiency using Kyro 260 CPU. MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat is running in Redmi Note 5 Pro. The device sports a 5.99 inch, 18:9 display with Gorilla Glass Protection.  A vertical dual camera setup at the rear has been added by Xiaomi, featuring a 12MP Sony IMX 486 sensor as the primary shooter and a 5MP Samsung sensor for capturing depth information.

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Xiaomi added an electronic image stabilisation for video recording in Redmi Note 5 Pro. AI-based computing for capturing portrait selfies are used with the front camera. The secondary snapper is a 20MP Sony IMX 376 sensor with LED selfie light for capturing better selfies in the low-light. Xiaomi is expected to add a Face Unlock feature to Redmi Note 5 Pro in the over-the-air update during March.

Price and Colour Details

Both devices have been priced competitively with all the specifications and features that are currently the best in the range cost. The company offers a cashback offer of Rs. 2,200 in the partnership with Reliance Jio where the telecom giant is expected to give free data up to 4.5TB to both Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro buyers.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been priced at Rs.9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and Rs.11,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The 4GB/64GB variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will be priced at Rs.13,999 and the 6GB/64GB variant to be sold at Rs.16,999. Both these smartphones will be available in four colour options namely Black, Lake Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold.

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OnePlus 5T; the facts you should know.

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OnePlus 5T is the latest flagship Smartphone from the Chinese company. The phone launched as an upgrade to the OnePlus 5 which launched last year. The phone offers all the high-end specifications for a flagship Smartphone available in the market. Here are the specifications of the Smartphone.

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Camera 

OnePlus 5T is having a dual rear-camera system in which two sensors are used to put the focus on the face you are going to capture keeping the background gently blurred which has a powerful effect. EIS helps you to shoot smooth videos even in rocky movements.

The primary dual camera is with 16MP and 20MP along with face detection, autofocus and dual-LED flash. The secondary camera is having 16MP.

Design and Display

OnePlus 5T Lava Red in Limited Edition pays tribute to the signature colour which beautifully highlights the curves of our flagship. OnePlus 5T comes with a seamless aluminium unibody (156.1 × 75 × 7.3 mm & 162 g) with curved edges. Full Optic AMOLED capacitive Display has been used. It has a screen size of 6.01 inches, with 1080 × 2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 ratio aspect with a crisp viewing experience. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting the display.

Performance

The device is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS topped with OxygenOS 4.7 software, which gives you the best experience possible. It is expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. It is streamlined and refined with thorough detail to ensure speedy and bloat-free software. It is having incredible power and speed powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. You can now switch between more than one app. 128GB/64GB internal storage with 8GB/6GB RAM will make plenty of room for photos and apps making overall performance even faster. No card slot is there for the microSD. Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9GHz Kryo) CPU with Adreno 540 GPU  is provided in the device.

Dash Charging and Sensors

Dash charge fills your OnePlus 5T with enough battery just in 30 minutes which eliminates overnight charging without hearing the device. The rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity sensors are sported along with a Non-removable Li-Po 3300mAh battery with enduring battery-life is in the device.

Network and connectivity

Stay connected with 35 global network bands helps you to travel anywhere without network coverage worries. The device supports two SIM cards and switching the networks is simple. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a.c, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm headset jack are the connectivity options available.

Price and Colour Options

OnePlus 5T is priced at starting from Rs.32, 999 up to Rs.35, 000 for the new view. Midnight Black and Lava Red are the colour options available.

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Best Selling Phones Under 10000 in India

Best Selling 5 Phones Under 10000 on amazon.in

  1. Mi Redmi 4 – ₹ 6999/-

  2. Mi Redmi Y1 – ₹ 8999/-

  3. Mi Redmi Y1 Lite – ₹ 6999/-

  4. 10.or E – ₹ 6999/-

  5. Honor 6X – ₹ 9999/-

Mi Redmi 4

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB/3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold & Black

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Pros 
  • 4100mAh two-day battery.
  • 12.7cm (5) display.
  • Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.
  • Premium metal body.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • 13MP rear camera.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • Hybrid SIM Slot(no dedicated card slot).
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
  • No fast Charging.

 

Mi Redmi Y1

Available Variants: 3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold, Dark Grey & Rose Gold

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Pros 
  • 16MP front camera with LED Selfie-light.
  • 13.9cm (5.5) HD display.
  • Dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.
  • 3080mAh long-life battery Up to 10 days standby time.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

 

Mi Redmi Y1 Lite

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB

Available Colors: Gold & Dark Grey

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Pros 
  • 13.9cm (5.5) HD display.
  • Dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor.
  • 3080mAh long-life battery Up to 11 days standby time.
  • 13MP PDAF camera.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Universal Remote IR Sensor.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

10.or E

Available Variants: 2GB + 16GB/3GB + 32GB

Available Colors: Gold & Black

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Pros 
  • 13.5cm (5.5) Full HD display.
  • 4000 mAh high density lithium polymer battery.
  • 13MP PDAF camera.
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 octa core processor.
  • Android Nougat 7.1.2 upgradeable to Android Oreo.
Cons
  • No Fast Charging.

 

Honor 6X

Available Variants: 3GB + 32GB/4GB + 64GB

Available Colors: Gold, Silver & Gray

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Pros 
  • The dual lens 12MP + 2MP rear camera.
  • 3340mAh (typical) high-density battery.
  • 13.97 cm Full HD (1920*1080p) sunlight display.
  • Third generation fingerprint scanner.
Cons
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

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