Xiaomi Mi A1 Review Pros and Cons: Premium but Affordable

Review of Xiaomi Mi A1 at a Glance:-

In 2014 Google decided to launch Android One phones by collaborating with the 3 Indian Smartphone brands Micromax, Kanbonn and Spice but these handset were not able to take expected attention of people, now in 2017, they relaunched Android One with Xiaomi. Here we have enlisted the major Advantages and Disadvantages of the handset. The key features it is offering is 5.5 inches FHD display, Stock Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) OS with guaranteed 2 years software upgradations, Snapdragon 625 CPU, Dual 12 MP Primary | 5MP secondary camera, 64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card support | 4 GB RAM and 3080 mAh Battery.

iPhone Design with Curved 2.5D Glass
Mi A1 has modified design from the traditional Xiaomi phones. It looks like the blend of Xiaomi and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The perfectly layered 2.5D curved-edge along with ergonomically crafted metallic body makes the phone feel premium. The rounded edges and corners with an ergonomic body with 7.3 mm thickness fits easily in a palm. The antenna lines in top and bottom of the rear also look like the ones on the iPhone 7 plus. The power and volume buttons are placed on the right edge while the hybrid dual-SIM tray is on the left. The bottom has a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack for connecting headphones and a speaker grille. It is also equipped with 10V smart power amplifier which is paired with the advanced Dirac HD Sound. 
Clean and Sharp Display
5.5 inches full HD display is clean and bright enough to make visual content pleasurable to eyes. The 2.5D curved glass is not only enhancing the design but also helping in the making it easy to grab in the palm. In its vibrant screen pixelation is unnoticeable with 403ppi of display density. It also has a hard covering of Corning Gorilla Glass to protect it from the scratches. 

Dual Primary Camera with 2X Zoom
This affordable mid range Smartphone has Flagship dual camera. 12MP with f/2.2 aperture and 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture work together to create real bokeh. In daylight conditions, pictures from the primary camera look crisp. It is also capable of fast autofocus on the subject, 2x optical zoom takes you closer to scene without sacrificing the quality. Although camera struggling to take images in insufficient lighting conditions where the noise is clearly observed. You can also shoot the video at 4K (2160p) Resolutions and it supports 120fps at 720p resolutions. 5MP secondary camera is decent enough to take quality selfies. 

Decent in Performance
This handset is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and backed by the Stock Android. It is running smoothly even for the multitasking although for heavy games its Adreno 506 GPU is not so impressive but acceptable. On the basis of its budget, the configuration for the performance is quite decent. A typical user does not feel any kind of glitches while using the phone for different tasks. The handset features a top and bottom mounted microphone Combined with a noise-reduction algorithm by Fortemedia for transferring clear voice even in loud areas. 
Battery Could be better
Mi A1 is quite similar to Redmi Note 4 in multiple fields but the battery is unexpectedly lower than the former. This phone is featuring only 3080 mAh battery as compared to the Redmi Note 4 with 4100 mAh capacity. Although there is some welcome addition like USB Type-C slot, Fast battery charging etc. 

Specification of Xiaomi Mi A1:-

  • OS- Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 625 | 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 506
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 403 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- Dual 12 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm | 165 grams Weight | Colour- Black, Gold, and Rose Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3080 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Mi A1:-

  • It also has IR blaster to control Home appliances.
  • USB Type-C slot & Fast battery charging supported. 
  • Stock Android with some Mi enhancements.
  • Dual SIM card supported.
  • Quick Autofocus camera.
  • Good details in sufficient light.
  • Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Cons of Xiaomi Mi A1:-

  • Mi A1 dual camera pairs a binocular stereoscopic imaging system.
  • The battery is nonremovable.
  • Hybrid SIM slots.
  • Photos come out with Noise in low light.
  • Doesn't support NFC. 
  • Average battery life.
  • Poor photo quality in low light.

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Mi A1:-

Xiaomi always launches the smartphone with their own MIUI skin and this is the first time any Xiaomi phone comes up with Stock Android OS. The most highlighted features of Mi A1 are Dual Primary Camera with 2X optical zoom support 4K recording, Metallic body with only 7.3 mm thickness, USB Type-C slot and display with CGG protection. Definitely, there are plenty of good features that can easily attract the customer but the down-gradation in battery capacity can turn the people to think about the Redmi Note 4. There are similar budget alternate handset in market like Lenovo K8 Note and Nokia 6 etc.
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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review Pros and Cons: Best in Everything

Review of Samsung Galaxy Note8 at a Glance:-

Last year Note 7 left a Negative impression because its battery started blasting in the pocket of some users. But now they have launched the New Galaxy Note8, Here we have found some major advantages and disadvantages of this smartphone. This phone is featuring 6.3 inches sAMOLED 2K Display, 12+12 MP Dual Primary camera | 8MP Secondary camera, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 64/128/256 GB Internal | 256 GB External SD card support, 6 GB RAM and 3300 mAh battery.

Luxurious design
It has polished aluminum frame with Curved glass display having Gorilla Glass 5 front and back. Pleasant curves and seamless body are crafted to offer you a comfortable grip and more space to use the S Pen for Drawing your own emojis, make animated GIFs, or write handwritten messages on photos. The phone is designed in such a way that feels like a luxury piece of bar in hands and it is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistant. fingerprint scanner located next to the camera module which is a little bit odd positioning. The power button is on the right side of the phone, while on the left side Bixby button and the volume rocker located. The Bottom is housing 3.5mm Audio jack, 3.1 Type-C USB slot, Single Speaker Grille and a Slot for S Pen.
Display is Pleasure for eyes
The 6.3 inches Infinity Display in this phone is the biggest and most vibrant for a Galaxy Note—giving you more screen for a bigger view and more space for your creativity using S Pen. With 83.2% screen-to-body ratio phones has 1440 x 2960 pixels resolutions and 521ppi display density. watching movies is immersive and pleasant experience in Infinity Display having 18.5:9 aspect ratio offers 14% wider viewing area. It also supports Always on display and 3D Touch like iPhone. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is preventing the display from the unwanted scratches. 

Best Camera quality supporting 2X Optical Zoom
Samsung packed Dual 12MP camera as the primary shooter. Its wider-angle 12-megapixel sensor camera is incorporated by the 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. both these sensors featuring optical image stabilization and dual pixel autofocus. So it is capable of offering 2x optical zoom. The camera can take much sharp blur-free photographs. The Dual Setup of camera offers Live focus that lets you take beautiful bokeh shots where you make your subject stand out. And if you're not entirely satisfied, you always have the option to adjust the level of background blur afterward. They made it suitable for bright daylight and low light condition in the night. 

Best Processor for super performance
Samsung packed this phone with Snapdragon 835 for USA and China while they are including the Exynos 8895 Octa processor for rest of the world. Both the chipset are currently best performer in the smartphone world. Snapdragon 835 is based on 10nm technology which is 35% smaller in size, 25% less power and 25% faster graphics rendering than the previous version. It also supports Gigabit Class download speed over LTE and WiFi as well. Exynos 8895 is also built on a cutting-edge 10nm FinFET offers ultra fast processing. Note 8 also enabled with "Vulkan" making fast connections between computing and graphics to offer much smoother experience in heavy gaming. 
Battery Capacity
The battery of this phone seems insufficient for a 6.3 inches phablet with 2K display. last year Samsung increased the capacity (3500 mAh) in Galaxy Note 7 but the results were horrible as battery started catching fire. In this Note, Samsung played safe with 3300 mAh battery having optimized CPU and Software so it can run for a full day using moderately or providing 22 hours talk time over 3G Network. 

Specification of Samsung Galaxy Note8:-

  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) 
  • Chipset- Exynos 8895 Octa or Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | Exynos: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) and Snapdragon: Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) | Octa-core | Exynos: Mali-G71 MP20 and Snapdragon: Adreno 540
  • Display- 6.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | 1440 x 2960 pixels | 521 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 12+12 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm | 195 grams Weight | Colour- Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 64/128/256 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 6 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3300 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Samsung Galaxy Note8:-

  • Sharp, Clean and Vibrant 2K sAMOLED Display.
  • Supports Expandable memory up to 256 GB.
  • Creative S Pen can create own emojis, make animated GIFs, or write handwritten messages.
  • IP68 certified for water and dust resistant.
  • Fantastic Camera supporting 2x optical zoom and Dual OIS.
  • 3D Touch and Always-on display supported.
  • Dual SIM Support.
  • Display protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Supporting Fast battery charging and Wireless charging.
  • The quick fingerprint scanner and Biometric authentication.
  • Smarter Bixby with natural language commands and dictation.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8:-

  • Hybrid SIM Slot.
  • An Odd placing of the Fingerprint scanner.
  • Non-removable battery.
  • FM Radio is not supported.
  • Too expensive for most of the people (~1000 Euro).
  • 3300 mAh Battery is not enough for a powerful gadget.

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy Note8:-

Now we have a "Note" with a Super quality camera and luxury design. This handset is suitable for photography enthusiastic people and creative minds which can utilize the S pen for handmade arts. when we compare this phone with Galaxy S8 Plus there is no major improvement in features apart from the addition of Dual OIS Rear Camera and S pen. The bigger display is neat and very vibrant to watch the movies. The performance setting up benchmark with Snapdragon 835 along with 6GB RAM so there is hardly any chance of hiccups even for the heaviest game. 3300 mAh battery can be an issue but fast charging helps to quickly recharge. With the same CPU, you can also choose to go for Galaxy S8 Plus, OnePlus 5, Nokia 8 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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Nokia 8 Review Pros and Cons: Camera Centric Smartphone

Review of Nokia 8 at a Glance:-

Nokia unveiled its Flagship Smartphone of 2017 manufactured by Foxconn, Here in this article you will know the major Advantages and Disadvantages of this handset along with concise review. HMD Global launched this phone with Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS, 5.3 inches 2K display, Snapdragon 835 Chipset, 13+13 MP Primary | 13 MP secondary camera, 64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card support | 4 GB RAM and 3090 mAh battery. 

Compact Metallic Built
Although in 2017 we are observing that most of Tier 1 flagship phones are moving towards the bezel free display but here Nokia 8 comes up with the Substantial bezels leaving 69.4% screen-to-body ratio. It's made up of metallic unibody with 6000 series Aluminium undergoes 40-stage process of machining. By maintaining its 7.9 mm thickness and 160 grams of weight it feels compact in hand and easily operatable with a single hand. To protect the phone from dust and splashes company made it IP54 certified but still not waterproof like counterpart devices like Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. 
Sharp 2K Display
Instead of going with large 5.5 or 5.7, HMD providing 5.3 inches compact size display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 554 ppi pixel density. This screen configuration if capable to offer a sharp and vibrant visual experience. It can attain the maximum brightness of 700 nits suitable for using the phone in direct sunlight condition. However, it has IPS LCD 2.5D Curved panel featuring the Always On Display like AMOLED. The Latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting its display from unwanted scratches. 

Beast Processor
Nokia 8 is powered by the Qualcomm's Strongest mobile Chipset for 2017 - Snapdragon 835, designed on advanced 10-nanometer technology and also have 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than previous designs. Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is 10X faster than first-generation 4G LTE. This CPU is coupled with 4GB RAM and offering very smooth user experience. It is also ideal for the heavy gaming, Its Adreno 540 GPU has 25% faster graphics rendering and 60x more display colors compared to previous designs. The performance is nearly same as Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. Many smartphones are facing the heating issue and to overcome from this situation Nokia implemented a liquid-cooled copper pipe runs across the length of the phone with graphite shielding helps in scattering the heat.  

Camera with Class and Quality
Many of Nokia fans looking for Camera in this flagship smartphone. Company offering 13+13 Carl Zeiss dual-camera setup (one is monochrome f/2.0 13-megapixel sensor and another with 13-megapixel RGB sensor) also has optical image stabilization. The camera comes up with the picture-in-picture mode that shows footage from the front as well as back cameras simultaneously in real time. which can be helpful for streaming live videos on Facebook or YouTube. The picture quality is sharp and vivid with wide dynamic range. The night photography with low lighting conditions is also pretty good without noise. There is 13 MP secondary camera featuring PDAF and f/2.0 aperture which takes very clean selfies. for the insufficient lighting, the display flash helps to improve the picture. To offer 360 degrees sound effect handset boasts three mics with special audio recording algorithms from OZO. 

Battery Backup
The power requirement is fulfilled by the 3090 mAh battery. It is average for such a heavily configured phone (However Snapdragon 835 uses 25% less power than previous designs). So in mediocre uses, it runs for nearly a full day, It offers 29 hours talktime over 3G network. 

Specification of Nokia 8:-

  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1440 x 2560 pixels | 554 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13+13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm | 160 grams Weight | Colour- Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel and Polished Copper
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3090 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Nokia 8:-

  • Nokia 8 is built out of aluminum and glass.
  • The display is protected with Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Supporting Always On display.
  • Three high dynamic range microphones offering 360 degrees sound (Nokia OZO audio). 
  • IP54 certified - dust and splash resistant
  • Stunning unibody design.
  • Supporting Quick Charge 3.0 charging the phone 48% only in 30 minutes.
  • No Modified UI, preloaded with Stock Android.
  • NFC is available.

Cons of Nokia 8:-

  • FM radio is missing.
  • The battery is non-removable. 
  • The phone is not water resistance like counterpart devices.
  • Hybrid SIM slots (You can only use SIM 2 or Memory Card)
  • No IR Blaster. 
  • No 1080p video recording at 60 fps.

Why to buy and Final words about Nokia 8:-

Finally, Nokia made an entry in the Android world and its Flagship phone Nokia 8 is standing with all the dominating brands. The company decided to go with the 5.3 inches Compact design instead of bigger size. Aluminum body in the rear and Gorilla Glass 5 in front makes a great combo for shiny premium design. It is featuring Best CPU Snapdragon 835, 13+13 MP Dual Camera which helps in taking RGB and Monochrome picture and fuses them to offer the best output. This dual Setup also helps in taking real time Bokeh effect, Rear Camera capable to perform well in low lit conditions. However, there are already High-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 and OnePlus 5 available in the market as the alternate.
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review Pros & Cons: Shiny Compact Handset

Review of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) at a Glance:-

Samsung has its "J" series to counter most of the Chinese counterpart smartphones for mid range segment. Here are some of the major Advantages and Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) pointed in this post. This phone has key features like 5.2 inches HD Display, Exynos 7870 Octa CPU, Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS, 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary Camera, 16/32 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card Support, 2/3 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery.

Premium built quality
The smartphone is constructed on the Aluminium metallic unibody with compact design, the gentle curves in the corner help in handling smartphone with ease. The side bezels are narrow, and it makes 71.5% screen-to-body ratio. The rear side has antenna bands towards the top and bottom adding the aesthetic value. The right edge of the phone is housing Speaker grille and power button. Left has Dual SIM card tray and a separate tray for the SD card along with volume buttons. On the bottom, there is a MicroUSB slot and 3.5mm audio jack. 
Sharp 5.2 inches Display
Galaxy J5 has 5.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720p High definition resolutions. This configuration is enough to offer a decent vivid visual and it also has good sunlight legibility so you can operate in direct sunlight without any trouble. The front panel has 2.5D curved glass that enhances looks as well as gripping. It doesn't have LED Notification light so we are expecting the always on display but unfortunately, Samsung isn't providing this feature. 

Both Camera featuring 13 MP Sensor 
There is 13 MP Primary Camera sensor that takes just average photos and lacks in dynamic range although HDR Mode helps in taking the pictures with wide dynamic range however it's slow and has an issue of stability. Therefore its rear camera takes Ok type pictures. There is a different story with front camera although it has f/1.9 aperture and fixed focus and selfies come out with pleasant quality. There is also Flash for the front camera so you can take the photos in dark with your secondary camera. 
An Average Processing Unit
The device is powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. It is just mid-tier CPU, expecting the high-end performance will be unfair although it is capable of delivering a smooth user experience for day to day tasks. The pro version of J5 has 3GB RAM while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has 2 GB RAM which is a bit inadequate to operate the phone Smoothly. So, this handset is suitable if you are not so much on the side of high graphic demanding games/apps. 

Decent Battery Backup
It is loaded with 3000 mAh battery although it is also quite sufficient to use a smartphone for a full day. as according to the official site, it offers about 20 hours talktime and 74 hours music play on a single charge. 

Specification of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017):-

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Exynos 7870 Octa | 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T830MP2
  • Display- 5.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 282 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm | 160 grams Weight | Colour- Blue, Pink, Gold, and Black
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.1 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 16/32 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 2/3 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017):-

  • Dual SIM support with dedicated microSD slot for expansion.
  • NFC and FM Radio is supported.
  • The metallic built quality is compact and premium.
  • There is also a LED Flashlight for the front camera.
  • The single speaker has enough loudness and clarity.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017):-

  • Notification LED and Always on display both are missing,
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • Low base storage for the global version at 16 GB.
  • No Special protection for the display like Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • No USB Type-C Slot.
  • Quick charging is not supported.

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017):-

The Galaxy J is value for money Series from the Samsung, Galaxy J5 (2017) is Lower-mid range phone, on the positive side, it has a Metallic premium built quality, 5.2 inches sAMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, 13 MP secondary camera for taking detailed selfie accompanied by the LED Flash. This handset has the Same set of CPU (Exynos 7870 Octa) as its big sibling Galaxy J7 (2017). So after knowing major ups and downs of this handset, you can decide, Is it going offering value for your money or not? However, for alternate, you can also go with the Moto E4 Plus, Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K8 Note
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LG Q6 Review Pros and Cons: Full HD + FullVision with Narrow Bezels

Review of LG Q6 at a Glance:-

LG Launched new Mid-range Handset LG Q6 with Feel of its own Flagship Smartphone LG G6, Here we have enlisted the major Advantages and Disadvantages of this Smartphone. The key specifications of mobile are 5.5 inches Full HD display, Snapdragon 435 Processor, Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS, 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary camera, 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card Support, 3/4 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery. 

Built with 7000 Series Aluminum
The phone built quality is unique and premium from its counterpart device, The metallic frame is made up of strong 7000 series aluminum although the back panel is made up of plastic instead of metal. The handset is compact enough with 8.1mm thickness and 149 grams of weight. The Volume rockers are fixed on the left edge while power button is located on the right. Bottom housing 3.5mm audio jack and MicroUSB slot although the speaker grille is placed on the rear panel. 
Full HD + FullVision Display
FullVision Screen is the most talked feature of this handset just like LG G6 it comes up with 5.5 inches IPS Full HD+ FullVision 18:9 Wide screen having very narrow bezels. Its 442 ppi pixel density display is vibrant and sharp enough to offer a pleasant visuality. The high brightness of phone makes it easy to operate even in direct sunlight. To prevent the screen from unwanted scratches it also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

A Decent Primary Camera
The phone has 13 MP primary Camera having f/2.2 Aperture, although on the Pixel count both the camera are same although when it comes to the quality we can see the compromisation. The photos taken from the Rear 13 MP camera are quite decent with good details but this is not the same case with the 5 MP secondary camera however, it can take 100-degree wide angle photos, The selfies in sufficient lighting are acceptable otherwise, they are dull. so primary camera is verifying the price to some extent although the secondary camera definitely could be better. 

Entry Level Chipset
This is a mid-range smartphone with entry-level CPU, It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. This chipset is coupled with 3 GB RAM offering a decent day to day performance However it is incapable of handling heavy games and multitasking as well. You should only go for this phone if premium design and unique display resolution are your priority over the heavy performance.

Battery Backup
Company offering 3000 mAh battery inside the phone which is providing Talk Time of 14 Hours and 136 Hours Standby Time. So in mixed use, you will get nearly about one full day battery backup. LG also offering a special free of cost one-time screen replacement for this handset within a period of 6 months from the date of purchase.

Specification of LG Q6:-

  • OS- Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 | 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 | Quad-core | Adreno 505
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 2160 pixels | 442 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm | 149 grams Weight | Colour- Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic White and Terra Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: No 
  • Memory- 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of LG Q6

  • Dual SIM Slot with Dedicated micro SD Slot. 
  • Crystal clear 5.5 1080p full HD + Full Vision Display.
  • The frame is Made of 7000-grade Aluminium.
  • Face recognition/ KnockCode for Unlocking the phone. 
  • OTG Cable is supported. 
  • NFC is supported by the device. 
  • Built on Military standard 810G certification.

Cons of LG Q6:-

  • The under-powered processor for multitasking or heavy Gaming.
  • No Type-C USB Slot.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • The Camera especially Secondary is not up to the mark.
  • Speaker located at the back with mediocre sound.
  • It is disappointing to see the mid-range phone without fingerprint scanner.

Why to buy and Final words about LG Q6:-

LG decided to launch its flagship looking Phone (LG G6) under the affordable range (By cutting price and features as well) so finally, there is LG Q6 in the market with FullVision 5.5 inches FHD display which looks incredible while holding in hands or putting them on the table. The CPU is not as expected but definitely, delivers a decent performance for day to day use. while under same price segments you can go for Nokia 6, Lenovo K8 Note, Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5 Plus
Price- 14990 INR
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Lenovo K8 Note Review Pros & Cons: A Killer Note

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Review of Lenovo K8 Note at a Glance:-

Only those brands will rule the market which can offer the best features for the price tag, Lenovo Launched its one of the Best "K Series" Smartphone Lenovo K8 Note under Affordable Mid-range segment. Here you come to know about the Advantages and Disadvantages of K8 Note. The Key specs of this Smartphone 5.5 inches Full HD Display, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, MediaTek Helio X23 CPU, Dual 13 MP + 5 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary Camera, 32/64 GB Internal Storage | 128 GB SD Card | 3/4 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery. 

An Ergonomic Design
The Design of the Smartphone is compact and ergonomically curved on the corners which is built on the 6000 Series Aluminium. The front side has 2.5D curved Glass that is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Finally it is good decision by Lenovo to include Dual SIM support with Dedicated slot for the MicroSD card on the Left Edge, just below of these slots there is Music Key for playing/ pausing audio or video although you can set other features like opening the camera, taking screenshots, switching the flashlight or opening any particular app. Right edge housing Volume keys and power button. On the bottom, you will find MicroUSB slot and two speaker grille where only one speaker is actually inserted. For the audio output 3.5mm, audio jack is located on the Top of Smartphone. 
Full HD for VR
The phone has 5.5 inches Full HD IPS Display with 1080 x 1920p Resolutions which is offering a clean visualization of your graphic content, 401 ppi pixel density is enough to prevent it from any kind of pixelation. In full brightness, you can easily operate the phone even in direct sunlight. To prevent the screen from fingerprint smudges it is also featuring Anti fingerprint coating. Nano-coating splash proof technology protecting it from everyday splashes and spills. To protect the screen from scratches it is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Dual Camera to take in-depth Photos
This is first Lenovo smartphone with Dual rear 13 MegaPixel PureCel Plus sensor + 5 MegaPixel sensor camera. This combination offers DSLR-like depth-of-field effect to take the real-time bokeh effect. In the adequate lighting conditions photos comes out clean and vibrant but under insufficient lighting, the photo quality is not good as expected. There is also 13 MP secondary camera which is really an improvement, this front camera is capable of taking pleasant selfies and The LED flash provided by the company for front camera is sometimes helping in taking brighter photos. 
A Processor with 10 cores
The company decided to go with the MediaTek chipset for this smartphone, it packed with MediaTek Helio X23 Deca-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. Helio X23 along with 4 GB RAM is capable of delivering a smooth user experience. This 10-core processor can proceed the multitasking as well as some heavy games without any glitches. although there is a trouble using the phone for gaming and taking photos/videos for a long time as it starts heating, we are expecting that it will be resolved by the OTA update soon. So if there is a positive side of 2.3 GHz Deca-core processor, it also has negative side of heating in some cases. 

Battery with Turbo charger
It has 4000 mAh battery inside, which according to claim of the company can offer Up to 15 days Active Standby and Up to 24.7 hours talktime over the 4G network. Lenovo K8 Note is the Lenovo's first smartphone to ship with a 15W rapid charger. This charger can fully charge the 4000 mAh battery in about 2 hours. 

Specification of Lenovo K8 Note:-

  • OS- Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek Helio X23 | 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 | Deca-core | Mali-T880 MP4
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 401 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP + 5 MP Dual | 13 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm | 180 grams Weight | Colour- Fine Gold and Venom Black
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 4000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Lenovo K8 Note:-

  • 5.5 inches FHD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection.
  • CPU with 10 cores along with 4 GB RAM offers smooth performance.
  • A reasonably good 4000 mah battery with turbo charging.
  • All metallic unibody 6000 series Aluminium.
  • Nano-coating splash proof technology.
  • Dual SIM Support with Dedicated MicroSD card slot.
  • Dolby Atmos support for better 3D sound.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • Dual Primary Camera setup for in-depth photography.
  • Guaranteed upgradations to Next Android OS.
  • LED flash for the front Camera.

Cons of Lenovo K8 Note:-

  • Navigation buttons at the front aren't backlit.
  • Relatively heavier with 180 Grams weight. 
  • The performance of the primary camera in low-lighting conditions is not up to the mark.
  • No IR blaster and NFC is supported. 
  • Box Doesn't include the Headphones.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • There is no TypeC USB slot. 

Why to buy and Final words about Lenovo K8 Note:-

This handset definitely comes up with multiple improvements over its predecessor Lenovo K6 Note, but the competition in the market is stiff. It has 5.5 inches FHD display with Anti fingerprint coating and CGG3 Protection, A Deca-core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz coupled with 4GB RAM that offers smooth multitasking, Dual rear camera setup for in-depth photography, and 4000 mAh battery for long hours battery backup, These all features are quite decent in given price. You can check another handset in same price category as alternates like Redmi Note 4, Huawei Honor 6X and Lenovo P2
Price: 12999 INR
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Review Pros & Cons: Pleasant Looking Mid-range Phone

Review of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro at a Glance:-

Samsung launched mid range Smartphone Galaxy J7 Pro with the feel of high end along with Galaxy J7 Max to compete in mid range segment. Here you come to know the key advantages and disadvantages of this gadget. Main highlighted features of the phone are 5.5 inches sAMOLED Full HD display, Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS, Exynos 7870 Octa CPU, 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary Camera, 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card Support, 3 GB RAM and 3600 mAh battery. 

Flagship Design
The design of this handset is quite similar to its Flagship Galaxy S7 from the front side while the rear side is quite distinguishable with antenna bands at the top as well as bottom. Device built on metal which is compact enough with 7.9mm thickness although 181 gram weight seems relatively higher. Right edge contains power button and one will find an oddly-placed speaker grille just above it. The left houses volume rockers, dual-SIM tray and a dedicated micro SD card slot, the bottom has a 3.5mm headphone jack coupled Micro USB port. 

Crisp 5.5 inches FHD Display
It is good to see a crisp 5.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Display with 2.5D Curved Glass. The color production of pictures and videos are bright and vibrant. The brightness is sufficient to make it usable under direct sunlight conditions, The viewing angles are wide so you can clearly watch your content from different angles. Bezels are also quite narrower with 73.3% screen-to-body ratio.

Octa-core Processor with 3 GB RAM
Samsung is using their own manufactured Exynos 7870 Octa CPU along with 3 GB RAM in this handset. This configuration is not going to give an exceptional results but definitely, it is smooth for all the day to day tasks like watching Full HD videos, playing games that are not graphic intensive. It is clear that this handset is not for the Heavy gaming as there is an average processor inside. So if you are not more in heavy gaming there is hardly any trouble regarding performance.
Camera works fine even in light deficient conditions
Samsung is the brand who offers the best Android camera phones although it was limited to high-end flagship devices in past now they are also offering the pleasant camera in mid range smartphones. Galaxy J7 Pro featuring 13 MP rear camera having an f1.7 aperture that captures  bright pictures even in low-light conditions. The camera interface is quite easy to handle the controls and setting. The 13 MP Secondary camera with 13 MP module and f1.9 aperture takes good pictures but it struggles in low light situations, however, the front flash is helping to some extent in such light deficient conditions. 

Acceptable Battery Backup
Samsung inserted a 3600 mAh battery inside this device, that offers a decent backup. you can enjoy 24 hours Talktime and 91 hours continuous music play. Although it may be little disappointing that it doesn't support Quick Charge feature. 

Specification of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:-

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Exynos 7870 Octa | 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T830 MP2
  • Display- 5.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 401 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm |  grams Weight | Colour- Black and Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.1 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 3 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3600 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:-

  • Clean and Vibrant 5.5 inches FHD sAMOLED Display.
  • 13 MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture performs decently even in low light. 
  • Supports Always-on display.
  • Also supporting NFC/ Samsung pay.
  • Dual SIM support with a Dedicated slot for SD Card.
  • The front camera also featuring LED Flash.
  • Phone support OTG Cable.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:-

  • Battery is non-removable.
  • No special protection for the Display.
  • Performance is not up to the expectation. 
  • Doesn't support Quick charging.
  • It does not have USB Type-C slot.

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:-

This handset is offering a great combination of features and premium looks, the only thing that is not so impressive is its CPU performance which is quite mediocre. The 5.5 inches sAMOLED display is crisp and sharp. There is enough to store in 64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded with 128GB of SD card. The rear camera is good enough to take photos in low lighting conditions. Backup with 3600 mAh battery offers a decent 24 hours talktime over 3G Network. You can also check Xiaomi Mi Max 2 and Motorola Moto M under the same price range. 
Price: 20900 INR
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YU Yunique 2 Review Pros & Cons: Ultra Budget Smartphone

Review of YU Yunique 2 at a Glance:-

Yu Televentures launched its one of the most affordable Smartphone in India to compete with Chinese counterparts. Here we have extracted the main Advantages and Disadvantages of YU Yunique 2. The key features of this device are 5.0 inches HD Display, Android v7.0 (Nougat) OS, MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core CPU, 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary Camera, 16 GB Internal | 64 GB SD Card Support | 2 GB RAM and 2500 mAh battery.

Faux-metallic Plastic Built 
The rear panel of smartphone is made of plastic with the faux-metallic textured finish having gently smooth curves in the corners. Overall device looks pleasant in hand. The size bezels of the phone are quite narrow but the top and bottom bezels are relatively large that makes unwelcomed 65.4% screen-to-body ratio. The right edge housing power and volume buttons while USB slot and 3.5 mm audio jack is located on the top. 

HD Display with Gorilla Glass
Handset comes up with the 5.0 inches High Definition LCD with 294 ppi pixel density which is not crisp but clean enough to enjoy the visual content that is verifying the price. It could be better if company maintained its screen-to-body ratio above 70% which is 65.4%, Sunlight visibility is not so sharp but the text is readable in highest brightness. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is protecting the display from unwanted scratches. 

Camera with Bokeh Effects 
There is 13 MP Primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flashlight which is quite average and in low ambient lighting conditions the photos comes out more vulnerable. Camera also supports real time Bokeh effect for artistic photography. It can also shoot Full HD videos at 1080p resolutions. 5 MP secondary camera is also not up to the mark but takes some acceptable selfies if the light is sufficient. 

Entry Level Processor 
This phone packs up with MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz which is obviously an entry level CPU coupled with the 2 GB RAM offers a decent performance for day to day tasks while the phone starts lagging in multitasking and heavy apps. This is a decent option only for those users which are not in powerful tasks. 

Battery Backup
Company offering a 2500 mAh battery inside the phone where the back cover and battery of the device is removable, the backup is not so impressive at all but considering its price it's fine. As according to claim of the company this handset offers 9 Hours Talktime, 18 Hours Music Playback and Up to 5 Hours Video Playback

Specification of YU Yunique 2:-

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6737 | 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 | Quad-core | Mali-T720
  • Display- 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 294 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 145 x 72.7 x 9.2 mm | 159 grams Weight | Colour- Champagne Gold and Coal Black
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.0 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: No 
  • Memory- 16 GB Internal | 64 GB External | 2 GB RAM
  • Battery- 2500 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of YU Yunique 2:-

  • Latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) with near stock Android Experience.
  • Dual SIM support with a Dedicated slot for MicroSD card. 
  • Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • Supports 4G/ VoLTE. 
  • Comes up Stereo FM radio with RDS. 

Cons of YU Yunique 2:-

  • The display is average with a little bit slow response.
  • Built on the plastic expecting metal. 
  • Both the Cameras could be better.
  • No Fingerprint sensor. 
  • The sound is not so clean, with distortion. 
  • Battery backup is not up to level.

Why to buy and Final words about YU Yunique 2:-

The Yunque 2 is one of the most affordable Yu Smartphone comes up with very decent plastic built and features. This 5 inches phone has HD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM doesn't perform well with heavy apps but day to day tasks are not troublesome. This is a decent budget phone with some ups and downs however you can opt to go with Redmi 4A for the same price with better battery backup. 
Price- 5999 INR
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