Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Review Pros & Cons: Premium Build in Mid-Range

Review of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max at a Glance:-

Galaxy "J" Series is best selling for Samsung, So they are trying to sell different handset under this series. Now they have launched Samsung Galaxy J7 Max under affordable mid-range segment. Here we found some advantages and disadvantages of this handset. The key specs Galaxy J7 Max is offering are 5.7 inches Full HD display, MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 CPU, Android v7.0 (Nougat) OS, 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary Camera, 32 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card Support | 4 GB RAM and 3300 mAh battery. 

Design that Attract
As competition gear up the overall looks of the phone is also considered by the customers very seriously, There is no room for the ugly looking smartphone. So here J7 Max comes up with Glamorous metallic unibody design gently curved in corners providing ease while holding in hands. The phone looks quite premium and it is good to see a very narrow side bezels with 72.5% screen-to-body ratio. the rear side has LED based Smart Glow, rotating around the primary camera module. The power key is placed at the right edge while volume rockers are on the left. The Bottom of smartphone housing a microUSB Slot where we are really missing USB Type-C slot. 3.5mm audio jack is also found next to USB slot.

5.7 inches Full HD Display
Samsung started offering sAMOLED Display in many Smartphone under Rs 20K but unfortunately, in this phone they are offering 5.7 inches PLS TFT LCD. Although this TFT display has a quite good configuration with 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) resolutions and 386 ppi pixel density that delivers neat & clean visual content. It is not bright as AMOLED but in full brightness, it is usable under sunlight conditions. This may be little odd that is not comes up with any kind of special screen protection glass. 

Smooth Processing with Octa-core CPU
Samsung decided to go with MediaTek instead of Snapdragon or even their own Exynos CPU so This handset is configured with the Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset having 8 cores where 4 cores are clocked at 2.4 GHz while another 4 cores are clocked at 1.6 GHz which is coupled with 4GB RAM. This configuration is pretty good for multitasking and even high-end games are also running efficiently although this chipset is not strong as high-end CPU so sometimes frame drop or lagging is observed in playing graphic intensive games like Asphalt 8 in the highest graphic setting. For typical daily use, it is running very smoothly without any trouble regarding performance. 

Better Picture Quality with 13 MP Camera
The primary camera of J7 Max has 13 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture that allows more light to enter in camera and takes the better picture in low light environment. Although the photos taken from its 13MP camera module is not equivalent to flagship phones like S7 or S8 but definitely offering a decent quality as according to budget. The front also has 13 MP camera but f/1.9 aperture, now there is also a LED flash for the front camera so you can take selfies even in poor light conditions. Overall both the camera in this handset are pretty decent. 

Battery with 20 Hours Talktime
It has non-removable 3300 mAh battery which is not enabled with the Quick charge so this may take 2:5-3:0 hours to fully charge the battery. However as according to claim of company Galaxy J7 Max offers 20 hours Talktime over 3G Network, which is pretty impressive for a 5.7 inches smartphone.

Specification of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 | 2.4 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T880MP2
  • Display- 5.7 inches PLS capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 386 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 156.7 x 78.8 x 8.1 mm | 179 grams Weight | Colour- Black and 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: Yes
  • Memory- 32 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3300 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

  • Phone has dedicated slot for MicroSD card (SIM 1 + SIM 2 + MicroSD).
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • For instant payments, it supports Samsung Pay Mini.
  • There is LED flash also for the 13 MP front camera.
  • The phone also has a front-mounted quick Fingerprint scanner.
  • Memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with MicroSD card.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

  • It doesn't support NFC and IR Blaster. 
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • No Special protection for the Screen. 
  • No 4K and Slow-mo recording facility.
  • Doesn't support fast charging. 
  • The phone doesn't have USB Type-C slot.

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

This is one of best Samsung phone available under Rs 20K. It has a pretty impressive metallic premium built, 5.7 inches Full HD display, 13 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture for good quality photography, 2.4 GHz octa-core processor that is quite smooth as it is coupled with 4 GB RAM, The battery is quite low in mAh scale but offers a decent backup. There are few downsides but these can be easily replaced by the other amazing features provided in the handset. For the alternate, you can also go with Lenovo P2, Motorola Moto M, and Gionee A1
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OnePlus 5 Review Pros & Cons: Entry Like a Boss

Review of OnePlus 5 at a Glance:-

Skipping "4th Generation" Company finally launches OnePlus 5 with multiple high-end features (However this gadget is not kind of "Flagship Killer). Here we decided to point out Advantages and disadvantage of OnePlus 5. The key features of the handset are 5.5 inches Full HD Display, Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS, 16+20 MP Primary | 16 MP secondary camera, Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor, 64/128 GB Internal | No SD Card support | 6/8 GB RAM and 3300 mAh battery.

Design You can Show off
The craftsmanship of phone is matching with iPhone 7 Plus, however, it is not exactly duplicate but to some extent, it appears like Apple phone.  The rear metallic panel and front 2.5D glass are separated by a strip running along with the edges of the phone. With 7.3mm thickness and a classy iPhone modified design. The smartphone looks premium and unique in hands. rear has 2 Camera in protruded oval shaped design. Beside the camera, a dual LED flash is fixed. The SIM card slot situated on the right and just below you will find a power button. Volume keys are fixed on the left and above these, an Alert Slider (which can activate 3 different profiles- Ring, Do not disturb, and Silent modes) is placed.

5.5 Inches Optic AMOLED Display
If you are VR Fan OP5 disappointed us with its Full HD (1080 x 1920p) resolutions, We are expecting QHD (2560x1440 pixels) in this handset although its 5.5 inches Optic AMOLED Display is vibrant and clean enough to offer a great visibility even in sunlight conditions. This display also has 73.0% screen-to-body ratio which is mostly acceptable. after all, you will not able to detect the pixels by naked eyes in its 401 of pixel density So you can enjoy your media content with satisfaction. The screen is also protected with latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to provide a highly scratch resistant surface.

Dual Primary Camera for High Definition Picture Quality
Now it's the era of offering Dual Camera on the phone at least in flagship phones, So here this handset also offers 16+20 MP primary camera, The first camera has 16 MP resolutions, f/1.7 aperture and EIS for better stability and the another 20MP Tele Camera offers f/2.6 aperture for distance photography. Here the primary camera capable of giving a great result especially in daylight the output photos are neither washed out nor oversaturated while for the low-light result is not good as expected but just average. Dual primary camera setup is capable of providing a better "Bokeh effect" like DSLR. Unfortunately, this camera is missing OIS although it is replaced by EIS still results are not same. The secondary 16 MP selfie camera is quite impressive featuring f/2.0 aperture and EIS, It is auto HDR enabled and also can record 1080p videos.

Flagship CPU for Flagship Phone
OnePlus selling its phones with the name of "Flagship Killer" so we can definitely expect the best CPU inside the phone, This model also has Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor with eight cores, where 4 powerful cores are clocked at 2.45 GHz and another 4 low power cores are clocked at 1.9GHz. This CPU is supported by the 8 GB RAM for better performance. Snapdragon 835 is 35% compact and 25% lesser power hungry than its previous versions which helps in making the phone much pocket-friendly and offers better battery backup. The Gamers will be definitely happy as it has Adreno 540 GPU that delivers up to 25% faster graphics rendering and 60 times more display colors, overall it is not going to disappoint the user by its performance which is equally good as Samsung Galaxy S8.
Battery that can last for one full day
In the battery department OP5 disappointed us by the fact that they were offering 3400 mAh battery in its previous OnePlus 3T model but now in this latest device they reduced it to 3300 mAh, However we are also well aware of the fact that it comes up with Snapdragon 835 CPU which is 25% more power efficient than its older version. Phone can offer 19:30 hours battery backup in calling over 3G network.

Specification of OnePlus 5

  • OS- Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.5 inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 401 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 16+20 MP Dual Primary | 16 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 | 153 grams Weight | Colour- Midnight Black and Slate Gray
  • 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- 64/128 GB Internal | No External SD Card Slot | 6/8 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3300 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of OnePlus 5

  • Premium design that is inspired form iPhone 7 plus with multiple modifications.
  • It can record 4K Videos with excellent details and good quality.
  • It also has a LED Notification.
  • The performance of phone is equally good as flagship phone of Tier 1 brands.
  • The display is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • To charge fast it also support Fast battery charging (Dash Charge)
  • The camera is featuring 2x optical Zoom for lossless closer photography.

Cons of OnePlus 5

  • The display is only Full HD for a flagship phone, not suitable for VR.
  • They are missing key features like OIS, IR blaster, and FM Radio.
  • There is no place to expand the memory with the help of SD Card.
  • The company doesn't offer SD Card slot and still missing IP68 water resistant body.
  • Only 2 Midnight Black and Slate Grey Colour variants are available.
  • Non-removable Battery capacity is reduced from last handset (3400mAh to 3300mAh).

Why to buy and Final words about OnePlus 5:-

OnePlus brand got popularity because it was offering the high-end quality features at less than half price of Tier 1 brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG. the OnePlus 5 also offering many high-end features but for now, I think they lost their " Flagship Killer" tag. the handset is missing multiple crucial features that we are expecting in this phone. Although you will get a decent 5.5 inches Display, Well crafted premium design, Camera that offers quality pictures, Best CPU coupled with the 8 GB RAM and a Battery that can easily stand for one full day however now this handset is slightly expensive than its previous version. in the same price, you can also go for the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 6.
Price- 32,999 INR 
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Sony Xperia XA Review Pros & Cons: Classy Beautiful Smartphone

Review of Sony Xperia XA at a Glance:-

There is one handset from Sony which is selling good in the market because of decent features under affordable price range. We are here to point out the Advantages and Disadvantages of Sony Xperia XA. The key features this gadget is offering are 5.0 inches HD Display, Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, Helio P10 Processor, 13 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary Camera, 16 GB Internal | 200 GB SD Card support, 2 GB RAM and 2300 mAh battery.

Deluxe Designing 
A premium glamorous design is the best thing this mid-range phone comes up with. A curved glass display that seamlessly meets the rounded metallic frame, making it infinitely beautiful and attractive in hands. Although it is not fully metallic as rear panel is made up of plastic. With only 137.4 grams of weight and 7.9mm of thickness, it is quite compact in hand and pocket as well.  The right edge of phone has a power button, volume keys, and a snapper key while the left side has only a slot for card tray. The bottom contains a microUSB Cable slot and a mono speaker grille, 3.5 mm jack is shifted on the top of the handset.
Pleasant HD Display
Most of the mid-range smartphone has Full HD (1080p) resolutions nowadays, but this handset has 720p resolutions which is still quite sharp with decent colour saturation. The viewing experience is pleasing as it also configured with Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 and for better outdoor legibility there is Super Vivid mode. The 2.5D curved glass not only enhancing the look but also comes up with Scratch-resistant glass.

13 || 8 MP Cameras
To improve the picture quality Sony provided 13 MP Primary camera with  Exmor RS for mobile sensor and Hybrid Auto-Focus, This is true that it takes sharp and vibrant photos in daylight condition but with little artificial color filling. It still struggles to capture details as light source become dim or little insufficient. Overall the rear camera is an average performer in different lighting condition. 8 MP secondary camera also featuring Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor and a decent 88-degree Wide angle lens so you can cover more area in a single shot, it also has HDR mode for taking beautiful selfies.

Balance performace only for Mediocre user
Sony decided to move towards MediaTek chipset for their mid-range series. Particularly this handset is powered by the Helio P10 64-bit Octa-Core processor. Out of 8 cores, four are clocked at 2.0 GHz for intensive tasks while other four cores clocked at 1.0 GHz for basic tasking. For day to day use it is running with no problem but as the phone is loaded with apps it starts showing the hiccups. This phone is not for the people who are more in heavy graphic intensive use. There is 2 GB RAM inside the phone which frequently need to be cleaned to free some RAM.

Battery is not enough
The battery of Xperia XA is a thing that is not impressive by any mean, although a user can extend its backup by using Stamina or Ultra Stamina Power saving modes. It can run from morning to night for a mediocre user but don't expect too much if you are a heavy user.

Specification of Sony Xperia XA

  • OS- Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 | 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T860MP2
  • Display- 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 294 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm | 137.4 grams Weight | Colour- White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.1 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: No
  • Memory- 16 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 2 GB RAM
  • Battery- 2300 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Sony Xperia XA

  • The Premium and stylish design of Phone is praise-worthy.
  • NFC and FM Radio is supported.
  • Supports Dual SIM card.
  • Support up to 200 GB of External SD Card.
  • The display is protected with Scratch-resistant glass.
  • There is Quick Charger UCH12 to get 5.5 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes of charging.

Cons of Sony Xperia XA

  • The battery is non-removable.
  • The mono speaker situated on the bottom is not loud enough.
  • Phone is not built in the metallic unibody design, also includes the plastic material.
  • Only 2300 mAh battery is not sufficient.
  • Camera could be better.
  • There is no Fingerprint scanner for better security.
  • The USB slot in the bottom is not a Type-C.

Why to buy and Final words about Sony Xperia XA

This is one of best available choice for affordable mid-range Sony smartphone although if we compare this handset with other available brands in the market especially with Chinese brands there is an area for compromise. if style and look of the phone are priority and high battery backup and performance are not in demand Xperia XA is definitely a good option with an eye-catching premium design. however, for the same price you can also go for the Moto G5 Plus, Lenovo P2, Redmi Note 4 and Galaxy J7 Prime.
Price- 13999 INR
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Review Pros & Cons: Affordable Fully Entertaining Phone

Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X at a Glance:-

Xiaomi launched multiple handsets under Redmi Note 4 series, We are here to point out the advantages and disadvantages of budget friendly Redmi Note 4X loaded with price-worthy features. The key specs of this gadget are 5.5 inches Full HD display, Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS, 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary Camera, 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card Support, 3/4 GB RAM and 4100 mAh battery.

2.5D Curved Design 
It has very Similar design as Redmi Note 4 where the metallic body is blended with 2.5D Curved glass to have a classy look. However, it is not made on metallic unibody frame its rear panel has a plastic made component on the top and bottom. The right edge of phone has volume rockers and a power key just below the volume buttons, the Left edge has card tray slot and bottom housing two speaker grilles and a USB Type-C slot.
A Good Viewing Experience
The 5.5 inches Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is definitely one of best display for such an affordable price range. This display is also configured with the Full HD 1080p resolutions and 401ppi of display density. even after having a 5.5 inches large size phone is quite easy to hold even with single hands because of curved edges and relative fewer bezels area.

Multitasking is Easy
This handset is a good performer because of Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 advanced 14-nanometer processor inside the phone, It has eight cores clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with 4 GB RAM. On the price point, its CPU configuration is more than satisfactory not only for day to tasks but also for some heavy gaming. The phone doesn't show any major lag while using for multitasking.

Quality Photography
We can see the improvement over camera here the 13 MP Primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5-piece lens is capable of taking pleasant photographs, it also supports PDAF for locking the focus point faster. It isn't capable of recording 4K videos but supports slow motion video with 120fps in HD 720p resolutions. 5 MP secondary camera also captures decent selfies with sufficient details.

Something more
You can use this phone as universal remote control as it is featuring IR blaster to control devices like TVs. There is also Eye protection mode to reduce the eye irritation. However, you will miss the NFC. Below the display, there are backlit capacitive buttons and there is also a user-customizable notification LED light.

Huge Battery
Xiaomi offering a good 4100 mAh battery which according to claim of the company can offer 11 days standby backup and 15 hours of the gaming. Although Snapdragon 625 support Quick charge but does not include the fast charger in the box and given charger takes about 2.5- 3.0 hours to fully charge the phone.

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X:-

  • OS- Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 | 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 506
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 401 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151 x 76 x 8.5 mm | 165 grams Weight | Colour- Gray, Gold, Black and Pink
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/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- 4100 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X:-

  • Crystal clear 5.5 inches Full HD Display.
  • Design is premium by fusing 2.5D Glass with metal.
  • Can Store 64 GB in Internal storage and can be extended up to 128 GB with help of SD Card.
  • Support Dual SIM cards and Infrared blaster.
  • LED Notification light and OTG Cable is supported.
  • The phone can also record Slow motion videos with 120fps.
  • A huge 4100 mAh battery with 11 days standby backup.

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X:-

  • The battery is non-removable.
  • The Hybrid SIM Slot (Can use either SIM 2 or SD Card)
  • The microUSB slot on the bottom instead of USB Type-C.
  • Still running on Android Marshmallow instead of Android Nougat.
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) is not supported.

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X:-

The Xiaomi is offering different specs configuration so they are launching multiple handsets under same sub model. The Redmi Note 4X is also an attractive choice for the budget friendly range. This phone providing good viewing experience with 5.5 inches FHD display, 13 MP camera takes quality photographs, Snapdragon 625 + 4 GB RAM  for lag-free performance and a huge battery. everything is pretty sufficient although there are always alternates available in market like Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X and Lenovo K6 Note.
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HTC U11 Review Pros and Cons: Best Rated Camera Phone in DxO Mark

Review of HTC U11 at a Glance:-

HTC launches its flagship phone for 2017 with some innovative features. Meet HTC U11 which is live now with multiple stunning features but we are here to point out Advantages and Disadvantages, the key specs it is offering are 5.5 inches Super LCD5 2K Display, Android v7.1 Nougat OS, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Processor, 12 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary Camera, 64/128 GB Internal Storage | 2 TB Sd Card support, 4/6 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery.

Diamond-like refractive design
The company redesigned the phone's look by blending glass with metal in such a way that refracts light in a specific way which is technically called “Liquid Surface”. The metallic frame is sandwiched by 3D Glass feels unique and premium. The Volume rockers and Power key located on the right edge while bottom housing a USB Type-C slot and speaker. There are stereo speakers one in top another in bottom which makes the loud and a clear voice output. We are happy to see IP67 certified water & dust resistant body, it can survive in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Few people don't like both sided glass covered body so it should be noted that phone is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 
Neat & Clean Display
HTC offering a clean and vivid 5.5 inches Super LCD5 touchscreen with the resolutions of 1440 x 2560 pixels having 534 ppi of pixel density, we think this display configuration is enough for an immersive viewing experience. The viewing experience did not turn down even in different angles, it also offers a great legibility outside in direct sunlight conditions. Overall the impression of the display is very positive and you will be thrilled in watching Full HD/ 4K Videos or Heavy Graphical games. 

Highest Rated Camera
Camera is key point for selling a smartphone in highly competitive market, Here in this Gadget Company offering a 12 MP Primary camera with Dual-Pixel Diode Technology and UltraSpeed Autofocus which helps in taking photos within fraction of second, it is also featuring optical and electronic stabilization system for steady photographs that is capable of stabilising even moving object. With f1.7 aperture lens phone is a good performer even in the places where there is insufficient lighting. Its Camera is also featuring "Auto HDR Boost" offering all the benefits of HDR even in normal shots without any lag. As on May 2017 HTC U11 is highest rated smartphone for the camera in DxO mark. Companies intuitive "Edge Sense" feature actually is a pressure sensor on either left/right sides of the phone can be used to perform different tasks even for taking photographs. It also has whopping 16 MP secondary camera for taking selfies that have equally powerful HDR Boost and noise reduction as the Primary camera. Photography enthusiastic people definitely will be pleased with its camera. 
Powerful performance
The Performance of Smartphone is mostly depended on the processor and this mobile has a Best processor of 2017- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with Eight core where 4 core are clocked at 2.45 GHz for the heavy task while other four cores are clocked at 1.9 GHz for moderate level tasks. This chipset is based on 10-nanometer design and also 35% smaller and 25% more power efficient. It has download speeds up to one Gb/second which is 10X faster than first-generation 4G modems. The Adreno 540 GPU Delivers up to 25% faster graphics rendering. Overall this CPU is most efficient which uses minimum power and performs best. This handset also has 6 GB RAM along with high-end chipset so be ready for extraordinary performance. 

What's New
HTC integrated four microphones in this phone so it can record the optimum sound coming from any direction. Even you can zoom in on the video to a particular target to amplify their specific sounds. The Stereo speakers of the phone design to deliver 100% more loudness and 150% improvement in Dynamic Range Audio. It also has the latest version of HTC USonic combines active noise cancellation with the ability to tune audio to another level of hearing experience. The Edge Sense feature of smartphone enables in to perform few crucial tasks without touching the display. Edge sense can be helpful while taking pictures underwater. 

Battery Capacity and Backup
Like most of the Flagship smartphone, its battery capacity is also limited to 3000 mAh. But as we already told that Snapdragon 835 is 25% more power efficient than the previous generation so here it can easily offer a full day battery backup for an average heavy user. as according to official HTC website this handset can provide 24:30 hours Talktime over the 3G network and Up to 336 hours of standby. 

Specification of HTC U11:-

  • OS- Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Quad-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1440 x 2560 pixels | 534 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm | 169 grams Weight | Colour- Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White and Solar Red
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | No Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64/128 GB Internal | 2 TB External | 4/6 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of HTC U11:-

  • Highest rated Smartphone Camera (in DxO mark) offers crisp photography even in poor light conditions.
  • Charismatic Liquid Surface design blending metal with 3D Glass. 
  • IP67 certified water & dust resistant to 1 meter water depth for 30 minutes.
  • An innovative "Edge sense" to perform many tasks with ease just by pressing the edges. 
  • The phone has Loud & crisp speakers and 4 mics to record very clean distortion free 3D Sound. 
  • It also supports Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). 

Cons of HTC U11:-

  • Just like iPhone this company removed 3.5 mm Headphone jack.
  • Because of Glass built phone is more prone to accidental damage. 
  • FM Radio is not supported by the phone without internet connection. 
  • The 3000 mAh Battery is Non-removable.
  • Hybrid Dual SIM support (Can't use SIM 2 with SD card).

Why to buy and Final words about HTC U11:-

HTC is one of the top 5 Smartphone manufacturers across the globe, HTC U11 is a masterpiece which features nearly all the expected features in a very compact package. It has a great Liquid surface design which refracts a light in a pleasant way, Camera is also amazing which topped in DxO mark rating, the Snapdragon 835 coupled with 6 GB RAM ensures the smooth and lag free tasking, everything is quite perfect however some people may be disappointed with absence of 3.5 mm audio jack but there is USB Type-C to 3.5 mm connector provided in the box. If you are still not clear about this phone you can also have a look over Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Xperia XZ Premium
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review Pros & Cons: Affordable and Stylish

Review of Xiaomi Redmi 4 at a Glance:-

Xiaomi constantly upgrading the market with their affordable and specs rich Smartphones, Now after the success of Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime, they launched Redmi 4 under 10000 rupees in India. We are here to point out major Advantages and Disadvantages of Redmi 4. The key specs it is offering are 5.0 inches HD Display, Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, Snapdragon 435 CPU, 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary Camera, 16/32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card support, 2/3/4 GB RAM and 4100 mAh battery.

Improvement over Looks
In the first appearance, it looks like smaller version of Redmi Note 4 with all-metal back and 2.5D curved-edge glass in front. The rear is polished it such a way that it reflects premium sexy impression. As it is 5.0 inches in size so feels compact and easy to handle and operate with one hand. The distribution of different functional button has a traditional arrangement like power and volume keys are on the right edge. Micro-USB port for charging and data transfers on the bottom, Top houses 3.5mm audio socket and an Infrared emitter. There are also two grills on the bottom one for speaker other for a mic.  

Clean 5.0' Display
The handset has 5.0 inches LCD with 294ppi display density offers a crisp viewing experience, although it is not best in its class but the colour saturation and brightness is pleasant enough. We don't think someone Another a shortcoming in its display although it is not suitable for VR experience. The viewing angles are not problematic and sunlight legibility is also sufficiently good. There is 2.5D Curved display we are seeing first time in Xiaomi smartphones under 10K Range. We are also pleased to see the Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Well balanced Performance
As according to its price point phone is capable of delivering a good performance because of Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset which is coupled with 4 GB RAM, This configuration is sound enough for day to tasks or even Games like Assassin's Creed and F1 2016 works fine (Not perfect). if you are more in gaming definitely choose 4 GB RAM version over 2 or 3 GB RAM. However, it has Qualcomm's Entry level mobile chipset so don't expect high. Other thing of consideration is its relatively old Marshmallow OS although company indicating that Redmi 4 will receive an update to Nougat in future. 

Decency in Camera
Xiaomi in this phone included 13 MP sensor for the rear camera which is actually a decent shooter for daylight. most of the smartphone perform quite well in good lighting conditions but real performer must work fine in low light situations. Redmi 4 struggle to capture insufficient lit conditions, although outdoor landscape photography is more than satisfactory if taken properly. 5 MP front shooter is also decent enough to take selfies but again it has low light sensitivity problem. Overall as according to its budget segment it is fine to have such average camera. 

Battery Backup
The thing that is sufficient in this handset is its battery capacity. This gadget has a huge 4100 mAh battery inside which can easily run for more than a day even after heavy use. 

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi 4:-

  • OS- Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 | 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 505 GPU
  • Display- 5.0 inches IPS LCD touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 294 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm | 150 grams Weight | Colour- Black and Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 16/32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card | 2/3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 4100 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi 4:-

  • An eye-catching design with full metallic built.
  • Premium looking built quality with metal & 2.5D Glass.
  • The phone has FM Radio and Infrared emitter. 
  • Dual SIM support.
  • Users can manually control colors and saturation on the device. 
  • The device is supporting OTG cable and LED Notification light.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Quick rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner. 

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi 4:-

  • Takes about 3 hours to fully charge (no quick charging)
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • NO NFC support and USB Type-C slot.
  • Very average primary camera, that could be better.
  • Not a purely Dual SIM supported phone (Hybrid Slot).

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Redmi 4:-

Xiaomi continuously upgrading its previous line with the new handset as we can see that Redmi 4 is going to replace Redmi 3S. This newly launched phone is loaded with perfectly balanced features in such an affordable price. The design, Performance, battery backup everything is working as expected although it is true that camera could be better but still it falls under average performer category. This handset is a quite good option under the range of 10000 rupees however in the same budget you can also choose Redmi 3S Prime, Lenovo K6 Power, and Motorola Moto E3 Power
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BlackBerry Keyone Review Pros & Cons: Unique Design for Productivity

Review of BlackBerry Keyone at a Glance:-

There was a time when blackberry was so popular especially among business class, but Android & iOS destroyed its kingdom, BlackBerry trying to restore its lost legacy by opting most popular OS "Android" for their Smartphone. This phone is productivity focussed with multiple Advantages and Disadvantages. The key specs it is offering are 4.5 inches FHD Display, Android v7.1 Nougat OS, Snapdragon 625 processor, 12 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary camera, 32 GB Internal | 2 TB SD Card support, 3 GB RAM and 3505 mAh battery.

An Unique Design
Talking about the design of this handset definitely, it is very different from the available phones in the market. the physical QWERTY keypad below the display is a unique addition. With 2.5D Curved glass, metallic built frame and rubbery Soft textured back panel cover to make it nonslippery from the hands. Metal, Glass, and rubber everything is used to make a perfect combination but we discuss below in details that is it really a perfect smartphone? The Right edge has Volume rockers, Card tray slot and a customizable Convenience key below the volumes keys. Left edge housing power key and bottom has a reversible USB Type-C Slot and surprisingly loud Stereo Speakers.
Clean Display but Little Odd for Videos
The phone has 4.5 inches Full HD Display with an odd 1620x1080p resolution & 3:2 aspect ratio which I think is not a good option to watch videos, However, This IPS LCD with 433ppi display density is sharp and vibrant enough for the graphics running over the phone. The QWERTY keypad also helping in launching the apps very quickly for example, you can assign the key for different apps for example long press on letters like “b” to launch the browser and “w” to open the WhatsApp, and they work quite smoothly. Its display is also scratch resistant which is covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

12 MP Camera with 4K Recordings
Handset offering 12 MP module for the primary camera having Sony IMX378 Sensor which can take a well-formed picture in outdoor daylight condition, photos captured in outdoor lighting looks crisp and it is also able to record movies in 4K Resolutions. There is a good addition that the spacebar can be used as the shutter button. The low-lit photographs look little grainy and with the decrement in lit, noise start appearing, Its 12 MP rear Camera is quite fast for locking the frame but it's not equally fast in insufficient lit conditions where we are missing OIS. This brand should learn to make a low light camera phone from the handset like Galaxy S7 or Google Pixel. The front 8 MP Selfie camera is also good when you use it in well-lit conditions.

Balaced performance
TCL decided to go with a balanced mediocre chipset for BlackBerry Keyone instead of a flagship, it is configured with Snapdragon 625 with 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor, while using the phone for different tasks or jumping from one app to another app everything is smooth and stutter free. this 64-bit chipset is coupled with 3 GB RAM is good for day to day productive works but neither its design nor configuration is suitable for high-end graphic intensive games. BlackBerry handset comes up with most trusted mobile security software like DTEK security monitoring app.

A Good Backup
The first time BlackBerry is offering such a huge 3505 mAh battery for their smartphone. It also supports Quick Charge capability which according to claim of the company capable to 50% charge phone in 36 minutes. This battery can stand easily for one full day even after heavy uses.

Specification of BlackBerry Keyone

  • OS- Android v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 | 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 506 GPU
  • Display- 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1620 pixels | 433 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm | 180 grams Weight | Colour- Black
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Single Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 32 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card | 3 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3505 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of BlackBerry Keyone

  • Company offering a Customisable BlackBerry Convenience Key (usable as Mute Key or open camera)
  • FM Radio and NFC is supported.
  • Ergonomic design with the addition of Physical Qwerty Keypad.
  • Stereo Speakers on the bottom are Loud enough.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • The display is protected from scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Decent battery back with the support of Quick Charge.
  • For the Notification, it has RGB LED indicator.

Cons of BlackBerry Keyone

  • An Odd 3:2 aspect ratio & 1620 x 1080 resolution for watching videos.
  • Non-removable Lithium Ion battery.
  • The phone doesn't have OIS for the Camera.
  • No Dual SIM Support.
  • The camera could be better especially for poor lit conditions.
  • The design of phone is not suitable for the Gaming.

Why to buy and Final words about BlackBerry Keyone

Definitely, BlackBerry phones are most secured phones and this model with Android OS is a good option if you are going for productivity way. It has a great as well as a unique design where you can operate your smartphone with keypad and touchscreen as well. It has a decent processor for daily smooth talking and pretty decent daylight camera but we are still not clear about the price of this handset which is above $500 USD. Someone can buy this if they like to own a unique keypad design and don't like play a lot of games and also do not use the phone for watching movies. for the same price, you can also go for the smartphones like Google Pixel, Galaxy S7 Edge, and a more budget friendly OnePlus 3T.
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Vivo V5s Review Pros and Cons: 20 MP Moonlight Camera

Review of Vivo V5s at a Glance:-

Selfie, Selfie, and Selfie this is what Vivo, Oppo, and Gionee trying to sell in Smartphone world. Another handset Vivo V5s with Moonlight Camera as a key selling point is launched with main specs like 5.5 inches HD Display, Android v6.0 Marshmallow, MediaTek MT6750 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor, 13 MP Primary | 20 MP Secondary Camera, 64 GB ROM, 256 GB SD card support, 4 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery. nude

Design like iPhone
The metallic unibody design looks premium as it is directly rip-off from the iPhone 7, the visible iPhone design copied are antenna bands & slightly protruding camera. with 154 gram weight and 7.6 mm thickness phone feels compact in hand and the gentle elegant U-shaped corners are also enhancing looks and ease in holding. On the right edge, you can find Power and Volume keys while left housing Card Tray Slot. The bottom has Micro USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Jack, and a Speaker Grille.
Display Should be Better
Vivo disappointed us a little bit while a phone with almost ₹ 19000 comes up with such an unexpected low screen configuration. It has 5.5 inches 720p HD IPS LCD capacitive Display with 267 ppi pixel density. It is true that you will have a pleasant enough experience while watching the HD videos or photos stored on the phone but it should be more vivid & vibrant when you are spending enough money on a Smartphone. Apart from this downside at least they are providing iPhone style 3D Touch display, and if you are considering this phone it is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Entry Level CPU in Mid-range Smartphone
When a 10-12K INR smartphone can provide CPU like Snapdragon 625, I don't understand why Vivo is not offering a decent CPU in a phone with nearly 19K INR price tag. Meanwhile, this phone is configured with 64-bit Mediatek MT6750 processor having 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor coupled with a 4 GB RAM, this combination offers a smooth performance for daily tasks but unable to handle heavy multitasking and graphic intensive games. So if you are more in gaming don't consider this phone as a relevant one because it is good only for browsing, watching videos, surfing the internet not for heavy tasking or long hours gaming.

Good Gift for Selfie Lovers
Now lets come to the most advertised feature of this handset- Camera. Its rear shooter has 13MP module while the main concentration given to front 20 MP selfie camera, The main 13MP camera offers a decent daylight and macro photography however it is incapable of properly reducing the noise in low-lit shots. This rear camera is slightly above average. 20 MP secondary selfie camera is doing a great job with f/2.0 aperture (which allow more light to enter) and Moonlight effect (for brighter picture capturing radiant complexions). If you are more in selfie photography congrats this phone is specially designed for you.
Value added Specs
This handset also comes up with features like Smart Screen-Split 2.0 feature that allows multitasking without exiting the app means you can run two apps simultaneously. For the music lovers inside the phone AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chip delivers astonishing sound quality.

Average Battery 
The phone has a very average 3000 mAh battery, There is nothing spectacular to talk about its backup, in simple lines it can offer whole day backup if you will use this smartphone moderately & unfortunately there is no Quick charge supported.

Specification of Vivo V5s

  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6750 | 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • Display- 5.5 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 267 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 20 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm | 154 grams Weight | Colour- Crown Gold and Matte Black
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Vivo V5s

  • OTG cable FM tuner is Supported.
  • A Crystal-clear 20 MP Selfie Camera Supports Moonlight Glow and Rear Flash.
  • The display is protected from the scratches with the help of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Phone support AK4376 Hi-Fi chip for 24-bit/192kHz audio.
  • The screen also supports 3D Touch display like iPhone.
  • There is sufficient 64 GB Internal storage can be further expanded up to 256 GB.

Cons of Vivo V5s

  • Display configuration is not up to the level (No Full HD and 300+ppi).
  • We are expecting Android v7.0 Nougat OS.
  • Entry level CPU in a mid range Smartphone.
  • Average 13 MP Primary camera.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • Expensive gadget while comparing features with counterpart device.

Why to buy and Final words about Vivo V5s

Vivo v5s is a good choice for selfie enthusiastic people but if you are more in heavy gaming or performance related work this phone isn't for you. However, the design of phone is copied from iPhone so definitely it looks premium and classy, performance is not up to the standard but decent enough for performing day to day tasks, Primary Camera can take more than acceptable photos in daylight condition while 20 MP front camera is awesome can capture selfies with details. the battery is just average can give decent backup if moderately used. for the alternate options have a look at the Galaxy J7 Prime, Lenovo P2 and Moto G5 Plus for performance and Gionee A1 for Camera.
Price- 18990 INR
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