Google Pixel 2 Review Pros and Cons: Highest Rated Camera Phone

Review of Google Pixel 2 at a Glance:-

Google Pixel was one of the fastest and best photo producing Android Smartphone in 2016. now its successor Google Pixel 2 is launched with multiple improvements, Here we have gathered key advantages and disadvantages along with the precise review. The highlighted features of the phone are 5.0 inches FHD AMOLED always on display, Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, 12.2 MP primary | 8 MP Secondary Camera, 64/128 GB Internal | No SD Card support | 4 GB RAM and 2700 mAh battery. 

Clean Design
All the major brands are continuously innovating the design but the Pixel 2 looks quite old fashioned, However, it is true that the metallic build quality of the smartphone is compact and sturdy. Personally, we don't like the unwanted large bezels, especially on the top and bottom. although these bezels are housing the High-definition stereo speakers for an immersive audio experience. Last year Google is mocking the Apple for removing the 3.5mm audio jack from the iPhone but surprisingly this year Google also removed the 3.5mm jack. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right edge, bottom housing the USB Type-C slot.
FHD AMOLED Display 
The phone comes up with 5.0 inches FHD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having features like Always-on display and 95% DCI-P3 coverage. Here we are expecting the 2K (2560×1440) resolutions for better VR experience but they are providing only FHD (1920x1080). The visuals in the phone are quite sharp and vibrant with 100000:1, super contrast ratio. The text, pictures, and videos are pleasant for eyes. It is featuring  ‘Always on display' where notifications can be seen in monochrome at all times. For protection, the front panel is covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Camera: Excellent in Quality 
The camera quality is one the best thing associated with the pixel smartphones. All the flagship nowadays comes up with Dual Camera setup for primary shooter despite having “only” a single-camera design it capable of taking equal or even better photographs than Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. They have added optical image stabilization (OIS) and a much wider f/1.8 aperture that makes dynamic range and controlled noise in the low light area. Although it is not good in taking pictures with bokeh effect and blur effect as compared to dual camera flagship phones. It can also record 1080p videos with 120fps and 720p videos with 240fps. Overall the picture quality of the front, as well as rear camera in this phone, can beat any smartphone currently available in the market. 
Lightning Fast Performance
Original Pixel was the fastest Android phone with the best camera, now you can expect even better performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in this smartphone. as according to official website it is 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than previous designs so here definitely you will get a lightning-fast performance and multitasking. This CPU along with 4GB RAM and stock Android enhances the speed in graphically heavy rendering. It can be one of the best option for gaming, as along with ultra-fast performance it also has stereo speakers. 

Battery Capacity
The power department is not equally impressive as other feature, it has only 2700 mAh battery. CPU is however 25% more power efficient. A moderate to heavy user can easily use the phone for a full day in single charge. you’ll also get up to 7 hours of battery life from just a 15-minute charge.

Specification of Google Pixel 2:-

  • OS- Android 8.0 (Oreo) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.35 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 441 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 12.2 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm | 143 grams Weight | Colour- Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | No 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Single Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 128 GB Internal | No External | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 2700 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Google Pixel 2:-

  • Stunning primary and Secondary camera (Highest rated smartphone camera).
  • A blazing fast performance with stock Android.
  • Autofocus with laser, dual pixel phase detection, optical image stabilization (OIS) and a much wider f/1.8 aperture for camera.
  • Neat and clean FHD AMOLED display. 
  • Name that tune- Pixel automatically displays song info so you know what's playing
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant (Water resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes).
  • Pixel 2 can be squeezed on the sides to prompt the Google Assistant
  • Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Loud and distortion free stereo speakers.
  • Fast battery charging.

Cons of Google Pixel 2:-

  • There is no 3.5mm audio jack.
  • The design is old fashioned (at least for me).
  • External SD card is not supported.
  • No FM radio without internet. 
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • No dual SIM version is available.
  • Huge bezel size with 67.9% screen to body ratio.

Why to buy and Final words about Google Pixel 2:-

When it comes to quality of features pixel 2 is one of the best smartphone available in the market, the design is not in our like list but the display visuality, smooth user experience, and camera performance even in low light are excellent. The CPU can play all the heavyweight games and apps. The original Pixel was missing the dust and water resistant body but Google added these features in this handset. Battery capacity is slightly a weaker point but the efficiency of the chipset makes it better. under the same budget, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Preview Pros and Cons: Premium Phone under Reasonable Price

Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 at a Glance:-

The "Redmi Note" series is highest selling phone of any brand in India. After the grand success of Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi going to launch Redmi Note 5 soon with the rumoured specs like 5.5 inches Full HD bezel-less display, Snapdragon 660 processor, Dual 16+5MP primary camera | 13 MP secondary camera, 32/64 GB Internal Storage | 128 GB SD card support, 4 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery.

Premium Design with 2.5D Curved Glass
Constructive design of Redmi Note 5 is quite different from its predecessor Note 4. It has a fully metallic body with 2.5D curved Glass. The overall size of the phone is operatable with a single hand, as now they have reduced the thickness of phone from 8.5mm to 7.5mm. It also has a fully metallic body with 2.5D curved glass for the display. The primary dual camera setup is placed in the vertical line on the rear side. On the bottom along with Speaker grille, they have upgraded the MicroUSB to USB Type-C slot. 
redmi note 4
Full HD Vibrant LED Display
The sharpness of the 5.5 inches Full HD display is sufficient even for operating phone in direct sunlight, It looks much premium because of the bezel-less display. the color looks vivid and true to life. We are expecting AMOLED display in Xiaomi phones from a long time but the company is happy with LCD panels. The phone also has good viewing angles to look at the visuals without compromising the quality.  

Powerful performance
High-end features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU is giving more power to Smartphone, this octa-core chipset is clocked at 2.2 GHz  Kryo 260 with 14 nm technology. It gives 20% higher performance than the prior generation and also offers up to 30% higher graphics performance. It makes a great combination (SD 660 + 4 GB RAM) for powerful performance and multitasking. You can play high-end games with far smoother experience as compared to Redmi Note 4.

Dual Camera with Quality
The photography department is also improved a lot in this particular handset, Now it is featuring Dual 16 MP primary camera setup that helps in taking In-depth photography and DSLR like blur effect. The secondary camera is also improved in megapixel count and quality as well. So definitely camera is also a reason to upgrade the phone from last years Redmi Note 4.

Battery Capacity 
Battery capacity of the phone is similar to its precedecessor, although it is also true that it comes up with more power efficient CPU and optimized MIUI. 

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • OS- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 660 | 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 512
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 403 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- Dual 16 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151 x 76 x 7.5 mm | 165 grams Weight | Colour- Black, Gold, and Dark Gray
  • 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- 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 4000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • Dual Primary Camera setup takes better photos. 
  • The fully metallic body with diamond cut feels premium. 
  • Performance of the phone is quite smooth and faster. 
  • Now supporting USB Type-C slot.
  • IR Blaster is supported.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • Supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology.

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • The phone has Hybrid slot instead of a dedicated slot for SD card.
  • NFC is still unsupported.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • No special protection for the display.


Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

Xiaomi Redmi Note series always sell their phones like hot cake because they offer lots of features under reasonable price. Redmi Note 5 is also an amazing phone with many attractive features. Its Premium look, powerful processor, Stunning Camera, Vivid FHD display, and good battery backup are the some highlighted specs. As an alternative, you can choose to go for the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Lenovo K8 Note
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Motorola Moto G5s Plus Review Pros and Cons: Unleash your Creativity

Review of Motorola Moto G5s Plus at a Glance:-

The smartphone market is changing with faster pace so moto decided to upgrade its Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 with the special edition of the handset to remain tough in competition. Here you will find the key advantages and disadvantages of Motorola Moto G5s Plus. The features you will get along with this phone are 5.5 inches FHD display, Android 7.1 (Nougat) upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), Snapdragon 625 CPU, Dual 13 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary camera, 32/64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD card support, 3/4 GB RAM and 3000 mAh. 

Ergonomic Metallic Design
It comes up with the all-metal body crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum. that's the huge improvement from the polycarbonate handset of Motorola. ergonomically-Diamond cut adding the beauty and making it look premium. The bottom housing Speaker Grille and MicroUSB slot, the top has 3.5mm audio jack, Right edge has volume rocker along with power key. The fingerprint sensor is front-mounted with a home button. 
Crisp 5.5 inches FHD Display
5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive Full HD display appears bright, and both text and images appear crisp. 401 ppi pixel density is enough to remove any kind of naked eye pixelation. The color contrast is balanced to offer a true to life pictures. Viewing angles and brightness for using the phone in direct sunlight seemed good too. There are fewer chances of accidental scratches as the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Dual Primary Camera Setup
Not only flagship but Much affordable mid-range smartphone are also moving towards the Dual camera feature. This phone has Dual 13MP camera which helps in taking photos with bokeh effect and blur background feature. The picture quality is pretty decent for outdoor photography while under insufficient lighting condition photos suffer from the noise. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, and an LED flash to take photos in dark/low light.
Smooth performance with Snapdragon 625
This special edition of Moto G5 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor clocked at the 2.0 GHz along with 4GB RAM. Snapdragon 625 + 4GB RAM with near-stock Android (minor tweaks from Motorola) offers a smooth user experience without any hiccups. Multitasking is also decent but there is an awful heating issue while charging and playing the heavy games. Surprisingly VoLTE (voice over LTE) is missing out, however, Jio users can use Jio4Voice App for VoLTE calls.

One Day Battery Backup
The 3000 mAh battery holds enough power for all-day uses. Lenovo also included TurboPower charger provides up to 6 hours of battery life with just a quick 15-minute charge. It offers about 14 hours calling over 4G network.

Specification of Motorola Moto G5s Plus:-

  • 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 | 401 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- Dual 13 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm | 168 grams Weight | Colour- Black, Gold, and Rose Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 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- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Motorola Moto G5s Plus:-

  • NFC is supported.
  • Dual Camera featuring Bokeh effects.
  • Guaranteed up-gradation to Android 8.0 (Oreo).
  • TurboPower charger provides up to 6 hours of battery life in 15 minutes charging.
  • It has Water repellent nano-coating.
  • LED flashlight for the front 8MP selfie camera.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection for Display.
  • It can also record 4K Videos (2160p@30fps)

Cons of Motorola Moto G5s Plus:-

  • No Magnetometer sensor.
  • 2 SIM cards can not be used simultaneously along with SD card (Hybrid SIM slot).
  • The body of the phone is not water-resistant (Although it's Water repellent).
  • VoLTE is not supported by default (Need to install 3rd party calling App).
  • Absence of USB Type-C slot.
  • The battery is Non-removable.

Why to buy and Final words about Motorola Moto G5s Plus:-

This handset is a special upgraded version of Moto G5 Plus to compete with the fast-changing market, Motorola added Dual camera support and LED Light for the front camera. Performace is quite good because of Snapdragon 625 + 4GB RAM. the 3000 mAh battery is enough for one full day and it also supports TurboPower charger which reduces the charging time. Under same budget range, you can also choose to go with Xiaomi Mi A1, Lenovo K8 Note, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
Price- 15999 INT
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Lenovo K8 Plus Review Pros and Cons: Premium Design & Dual Camera

Review of Lenovo K8 Plus at a Glance:-

The young sibling of Lenovo K8 Note is also there in the market with relatively smaller screen and lower price. Here we have created the list of key advantages and disadvantages of Lenovo K8 Plus. The key features this smartphone is offering are 5.2 inches FHD display, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, MediaTek MT6757 Helio P25 CPU, Dual 13+5 MP primary | 8 MP secondary camera, 32 GB Internal | 128 GB external storage, 3/4 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery. 

Premium Metal Body
Its metallic ergonomic body and bilateral symmetry give luxurious feel in your hand. The corners have gentle curves for comfortable gripping. The right edge of the phone has volume rockers and power button while the left has dedicated music button along with SIM/Card slot tray. Bottom housing Micro USB slot and Speaker Grille. You can find 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the phone. The phone is Dolby Atmos audio enabled so you can enjoy 3D sound with clarity from the speaker and headphones. 
Full HD Display with Immersive Theatermax Experience
The visual experience in 5.2-inch Full HD (424 PPI) display is pleasing to enjoy your favorite movies. It is vibrant and bright enough to use in daylight under direct sunlight conditions. To maintain its premium looks it has smudge-proof 2.5D glass and display is also protected by tough Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Dual Camea for Bokeh Effect
To take better photographs there is a Dual setup of 13 Megapixel camera with Purecell Plus sensor and 5 Megapixel camera with depth sensor. Both have Largan precision lenses. This dual combination helps to achieve professional DSLR-quality bokeh effect photos. So definitely it is fun to take pictures in daylight although under insufficient lighting condition the noise in photos can be observed clearly. There is also 8 Megapixel secondary camera incorporated by the front flash to take selfies even in dark. 

2.5 GHz Octa-core Processor
Performance is decent enough because of MediaTek MT6757 Helio P25 octa-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. You can enjoy the multitasking without any lag as the CPU is coupled with the 4 GB RAM. Although there is a heating issue while charging or using heavy apps/ games but it is only up to acceptable level. This handset comes up with Stock Android which doesn't include the bloatware so here you can expect the better performance. 

Huge Battery Capacity
The battery of handset is quite impressive with the capacity of 4000 mAh. It can run for 1.5 days on a single charge for a mediocre user while official website suggests that it offer 26 hours Talktime over 4G network. 

Specification of Xiaomi Mi A1:-

  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25 | 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T880 MP2
  • Display- 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 424 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- Dual 13+5 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 147.9 x 73.7 x 9 mm | 165 grams Weight | Colour- Fine Gold and Venom Black
  • 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 | 128 GB External | 3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 4000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Lenovo K8 Plus:-

  • Dolby Atmos & Theatermax for rich audio and widescreen cinematic experience.
  • Pure stock Android 7.1.1 (Lighter and baggage free).
  • Dual Camera for professional bokeh effect.
  • Dedicated slot for the Memory card up to 128 GB.
  • It supports 4G/ VoLTE. 
  • OTG cable is supported. 
  • The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Flashlight for the front camera.
  • Support rapid charge for charging the 4000 mAh battery quickly.

Cons of Lenovo K8 Plus:-

  • The phone doesn't have USB Type-C slot.
  • The thickness of phone is 9.0 mm. 
  • Does not support IR Blaster.
  • Heating issue while charging or playing heavy games. 
  • The battery is non-removable.

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

K8 Plus is one of the decent Affordable mid-range smartphone with multiple attractive features. It has ideal 5.2 inches display size which is easily operatable with the single hand. Other features are also there to attract the customer such as Stock Android, Dual 13+5 Megapixel camera, Flash for front 8MP camera, Smooth performance by Helio P25 along with 4GB RAM, and a long-lasting 4000 mAh battery. However, as an alternative, you can also choose to go for Lenovo K8 Note, Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X.
Price- 9999 INR
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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.
Price- 14999 INR
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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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