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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Oppo F3 Review Pros and Cons: Artistic Selfie Camera

Review of Oppo F3 at a Glance:-

As we are looking at marketing strategy of different brands it feels like few Chinese brands only concentrating on one aspect of smartphone that is "Selfie". In this harsh marketing competition, another selfie smartphone Oppo F3 launched with keys specs like 5.5 inches display, Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS, 5.5 inches FHD Display, 13 Primary | 16 MP Secondary camera, 64 GB ROM | 256 GB SD Card support, 4 GB RAM and 3200 mAh battery.

Cool Design
The phone has metallic iPhone style built where the edge are gently curved that enhances the craftsmanship and also making the phone easy to hold, with the Thickness of 7.3mm and 153 gram weight handset is quite compact to carry. the front has 2.5D curved glass. the phone looks like the younger sibling of Oppo F3 Plus. Volume buttons are located on the left edge, the power button is placed on the right along with the card tray slot, while the 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB port are at the bottom.
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Full HD Vivid Display
The 5.5 inches Full HD display that definitely looks crisper and vibrant for the videos or pictures running over this. With the 401 ppi pixel Density, pixels while watching any content are nearly unnoticeable. This IPS LCD display also has decent viewing angles and it also has quite good sunlight legibility so you will hardly face any problem while operating phone in bright outdoor conditions. There is very rare chance for display getting unwanted scratches as it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Expert in Selfie
We don't understand a point that while brands like this are advertising the phone for the camera more specifically front camera but why they are ignoring the primary shooter which is used for taking most of the crucial photos. Its 13MP primary camera takes just average photos in proper lit conditions while under insufficient lightening condition photos are suffering from noise. The company doesn't provide OIS for camera but there is Anti-shake 2.0 features that help for stabilization. when it comes to the secondary camera it is not disappointing as the rear camera, a combination of 16-megapixel camera with an 8-megapixel sensor having 120-degree wide-angle view makes it more suitable for the group selfies. The other features that can be useful are Bokeh artistic effect and beautify 4.0
Entry Level CPU in Mid-range Smartphone
I don't know why even after raising the price of smartphone close or more than Tier 1 brands Oppo failed to provide a decent CPU inside this handset. This selfie expert smartphone comes up with an entry level MediaTek MT6750T processor based on 28nm technology. For the normal day to day task this chipset performing quite well as it is also coupled with 4 GB RAM. But the overall performance is not worth of your money, for example, Redmi Note 4 selling in the price of 11999 INR and also have a powerful Snapdragon 625 Octa-core CPU clocking at 2.0 GHz while Oppo F3 has a weak MediaTek processor still selling at 19999 INR means 8000 Rupees higher price. Although if you are not more in heavy gaming then this CPU is enough for most of the tasks.

Decent battery
Oppo offering a 3200 mAh non user-removable battery inside the handset as the source of power, this is just another battery with an average backup which can sustain the smartphone for one full day if used moderately. 

Specification of Oppo F3

  • OS- Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) 
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6750T | 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 401 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera- 13 MP Primary | 16+8 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 153.3 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm mm | 153 grams Weight | Colour- 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: Yes 
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3200 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Oppo F3

  • A Classy 16+8 MP Dual front camera setup
  • The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Both the SIM slots support 4G.
  • Sufficient 64 GB Internal and Memory can be expanded to 256 GB with help of SD Card.
  • This Gadget can record the videos in 4K/UHD.
  • It has dedicated slot for two SIM cards and a microSD Card.

Cons of Oppo F3

  • This device comes up with microUSB instead of USB Type-C.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • Old Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS instead of v7.0 Nougat OS.
  • FM Radio is not supported without the internet. 
  • The Primary 13 MP Camera falls under average performer.
  • An Entry level CPU in mid-range smartphone.

Why to buy and Final words about Oppo F3

Oppo, Vivo, and Gionee are extensively promoting their models for the selfie but compromising other smartphone features. this handset is also an example of extensive promotion. Oppo is a brand which has trend of ripping off the iPhone design with some modification, this phone is also looking quite premium while holding in hand. The display is sharp and clean to watch any type of content, Primary camera can be categorized under average however Dual selfie camera is quite good to take selfies. Performance by MediaTek 1.5 GHz octa-core processor with 4 GB RAM is mediocre. the battery is also able to offer an average backup. You should go for this device if you are also a selfie enthusiast, While under 20K you also have pretty decent alternate options like Moto G5 Plus, Lenovo P2 and Gionee A1.
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review Pros & Cons: Amazing UltraSlow 960fps Cam

Review of Sony Xperia XZ Premium at a Glance:-

Innovation is new Definition of Success in Tech World, Sony introduces Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone for the High-end user with some features that we are watching first time in Any Mobile phone till date. Even after having amazing features there are many advantages and disadvantages associated with this handset. The key features of this awesome engineering piece are 5.46 inches 4K IPS Display, Android v7.0 Nougat, 19MP Rear | 13MP front camera, 64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card Support, 4 GB RAM and 3230 mAh battery.
Touching all Aspects of Premium Design
In this handset, the metallic frame is sandwiched between glass covering rear and front panel. It also has very compact design feels like a slab of metal. The phone is mirrored finished & glossy which also make it prone to fingerprint smudges. The curved glass & flattened tube design is very comfortable to hold which minimize the effort of operating smartphone with the single hand. Meanwhile, in the era of bezel-free/ infinite display, Sony kept a huge bezel area from the side, above and below display as well. that makes smartphone unnecessarily bigger. This phone is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance so you can use your gadget in rain or pool parties. The Volume rockers, power button, and snap button are located on the right edge of the phone. Left edge houses card slots. There is 3.5mm hole on the top for headphone and bottom has Type-C USB Host.
Amazing Advance 4K Display
One of the most attention seeker feature of this smartphone is its display. The screen is configured with 5.46" 4K HDR IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having 807 ppi pixel density and 68.4% screen-to-body ratio with 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K) resolutions. To Offer a best possible quality from the display Sony went with TRILUMINOS display for mobile, The whole configuration is taking the visual experience to another level offers astonishing vivid color, clarity, and contrast. It's now impossible to detect the pixels from the naked eyes. There can be a good debate about the necessity of 4K display in smartphone Because Virtual Reality (VR) is the only reason someone can think of for 4K resolution on a phone, for this they need to go with daydream which is not included at least for now in this smartphone.

Gear up to Power performance 
To perform powerful tasks a phone also need strong Chipset, In this handset sony fixed most advanced CPU of 2017, It has Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Based on the 10 nm Process Technology. It is not only powerful but 35% smaller, uses 25% less power than the previous version. You can expect a smooth experience while playing games or multitasking. It is configured with X16 LTE modem delivers peak download speeds up to 1 Gigabit/second, Hexagon 682 DSP to improve performance and battery life and Adreno 540 GPU supports 25% faster graphics rendering with real-life-quality visuals. It has 64 GB Universal Flash Storage that can accesses data at 1.5GB/s (three times faster than regular memory). So this makes phone working without any hiccups even in graphic intensive games. 
Introducing first time 960fps in phone Camera
The camera of this handset is one of the key attraction for all the smartphone enthusiastic people. The pixel sensor reduced to 19 MP from 23-megapixel (Regular XZ), but the pixels itself are now 19% bigger improving low-light shots. The features we saw first time in any mobile is Motion Eye camera to experience more than the human eye can see. It records 960 frames per second for Super slow motion playback that is 4 times slower than any available slow-mo smartphone in the market. Camera is also featuring Exmor RS for 5x faster image scanning, G Lens captures detail and texture accurately and BIONZ for more accurate motion detection. The Primary camera can shoot amazing daylight shots but still Even after including many components in Camera department it is not able to perform well like Samsung Galaxy S8 in insufficient lit conditions. The 13 megapixels secondary camera has renowned 1/3.06" low-light sensor, and a 22mm wide-angle lens for well formed & detailed Selfies that can cover more area in a single still.

Battery life need to be improved 
Inside the phone company inserted 3230 mAh battery which is unfortunately smaller than last years Xperia XZ. But as Sony is claiming it is also packed with features like Advance "Stamina Mode" and Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Battery Care prevent the battery from overworking making its life cycle double as compared to counterpart devices. Quick Charger UCH12W offers multiple hours backup in just a few minutes charging. A person can easily get full day battery backup with moderate use. 

Specification of Sony Xperia XZ Premium:-

  • OS- Android v7.1 (Nougat) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540 GPU
  • Display- 5.46 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 3840 x 2160 pixels | 807 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera- 19 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm | 195 grams Weight | Colour- Luminous Chrome, Deepsea Black and Bronze Pink
  • 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 SD Card | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3230 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Sony Xperia XZ Premium:-

  • 5.46 inches 4K HDR Immersive Display with 807ppi pixel density.
  • Surprisingly premium slab like compact design.
  • With the 7.9 mm width, it is quite thin. 
  • 19MP Primary Camera can shoot videos at 960 frames per second.
  • The body of smartphone is IP68 certified dust and water proof over 1.5 meter for about 30 minutes.
  • To charge it within minutes, phone support Fast battery charging - Quick Charge 3.0
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection covering the mobile from the front as well as well rear.

Cons of Sony Xperia XZ Premium:-

  • The battery is Non-removable.
  • The built is shiny and reflective but prone to fingerprint smudges.
  • Battery capacity is insufficient for such a phone having high power demanding features.
  • Camera is not up to the standard for night photography as compared to Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7.
  • The Huge area for bezels compromising the actual screen area and unnecessarily making it a huge phone.
  • Phone is quite heavy for many users with 195 grams weight.

Why to buy and Final words about Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony tried to make this device stand different from other competitors but certainly, there are multiple things they are compromising for a typical customer like me. In the era of bezel-free display why this handset comes up with really huge bezel area? why they reduced its battery capacity although we are well aware of the fact that Snapdragon 835 is more power efficient but who don't love a phone with much better battery. The design is a factor to which we can also praise but it is fingerprint magnet too. the camera can do some magic when someone wants to experiment with 960fps video recording. They made a 4K display and which is not compatible to daydream VR experience so what's the practical use of such a display. This phone looks like made for a very specific niche customer. Definitely, there are many features that are really worth to use but we have to mind that there are already legends in the market like Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review Pros & Cons: Flagship under Mid-Range

Review of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) at a Glance:-

Last Years Best Android Smartphone Galaxy S7 is reincarnated now in the form of Galaxy A7 2017, This mid-range smartphone is launched with many eye-catching features and here we have enlisted some major advantages and disadvantages. The key features this phone is offering are 5.7 inches Full HD display, Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS, Exynos 7880 Octa Processor, 16 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary Camera, 32 GB ROM | 256 GB SD Card support, 3 GB RAM, 3600 mAh battery.

An Evolved Classy Design  
The Good News is Samsung now evolving its traditional design in many Smartphones. It comes with an all metal mid-frame fixed between two layers of glass where 3D curved glass on rear side and 2.5D glass towards the front side. The combination of Aluminium and Glass made it looks like a ultra-premium smartphone. However it also making phone incredibly slippery, fingerprint magnet and prone to easy accidental breakage. When it comes to functional keys and slots the volume buttons are located on the left and single speaker grille along with power button are located on the right. The odd location of speaker gets easily blocked while watching videos or playing games in landscape mode. Bottom of the smartphone housing USB Type-C Slot and 3.5mm audio jack. 

Clarity of AMOLED Full HD
The 5.7 inches Super AMOLED display comes with excellent vivid vibrant colors, very balanced contrast, and deep inky blacks. Although Samsung checked its display resolution at 1080p. I think there will be rarely any person who comes with a complaint about the display visual quality. In this phone maximum brightness can go up to the 533 nits that is quite impressive, means there is no problem in using the phone even in bright daylight conditions. This handset also supports premium phone reserved "Always-on Display" feature where all the notification will be shown in the display in monochrome. Its display is less prone to accidental scratches as it has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Powerful Camera: Both the Sides 
This is really a great thing when you can take well-detailed photos from 16 MP primary as well as 16 MP secondary camera where both the camera has an aperture of f/1.9, the photo taken from the primary shooter is quite matching to natural colour without any artificial effects or oversaturation. Although the Camera is not spectacular as we expected, it is just slightly above average. Image quality is pleasant enough with good details about the subject. However, the absence of OIS clearly felt, we are little disappointed that Samsung was offering OIS in the A7 model of 2016 but in this newer model they removed it. We are also expecting 4K recording in this model offered at the price more than ₹ 30K. When it comes to 16 MP front camera it is pretty awesome for taking the selfies, although it doesn't have AF but still the photos come out are well formed. 

Good Performer- But Not Enough  
The performance of Smartphone is controlled by the Samsungs own chipset Exynos 7880 based on the 14nm technology which looks like competing with Snapdragon 625. thing that makes us disappointed is that overall performance by the configuration of 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core processor with 3 GB RAM nearly equal about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is around 3 times cheaper, we know this is just like comparing Apple with Orange but it matters when you are spending your hard earned dollars in something that must satisfy your needs. In real word performance phone doesn't show any kind of major glitches, but when the heavy graphical games played on the device in highest setting the frame drops are noticeable to some extent. Although day to day tasks even multitasking is quite fluid most of the time. 

Decent Battery Backup 
It has a Non-removable 3600 mAh battery which is 300 mAh more than last year's Galaxy A7 2016, as according to the claim of company it can offer Talktime Up to 23 hours over the 3G network which is quite impressive considering its size. The handset has total endurance rating of 115 hours. Means it is clearly providing a sufficient amount of battery backup which can stand for a full day.

Specification of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):-

  • OS- Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Chipset- Exynos 7880 Octa | 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Mali-T830MP3 GPU
  • Display- 5.7 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 386 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Camera- 16 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary | 1080p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm | 186 grams Weight | Colour- Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | 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- 32 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card | 3 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3600 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):-

  • IP68 certified dust & water proof body up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.
  • The 3D Curved Glass constructed phone looks premium in hands.
  • The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Dual SIM phone with a dedicated SD card slot
  • The Memory can be expanded up to the 256 GB.
  • Has features like Always on Display (AOD) & USB Type C slot. 
  • The Camera is Above average, the front camera offers well-detailed selfies as compared to counterpart devices.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):-

  • A relatively expensive piece of gadget lacking many features in price point.
  • Pre-installed Android v6.0 Marshmallow instead of Android Nougat.
  • The absence of 4K & Slow-mo video recordings is unusual at this price point.
  • Galaxy A7 2017 has No OIS although the previous generation had it.
  • Samsung installed a lot of bloatware. 

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):-

Samsung tried to fill most of the last year's flagship features in "A" series Mid-range smartphone, but even after this fair attempt few things lack in this phone, however, It has a stunning and glamorous 3D Glass design, Sharp and Vivid FHD Display, Water & Dust resistant body and a battery with high endurance. on other hands, Performance is decent enough if you are not filling this mobile with multiple heavy games and apps. Still, the phone looks slightly overpriced because there are already high-end phones in the market with a better configuration like OnePlus 3T, Moto M and Xiaomi Mi 6
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