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  1. Samsung has been working hard at innovating smartphones and it seems like we may be seeing some new upgrades and a whole new mysterious smartphone. The world's leading Samsung insider has tipped that the South Korean company is working on a smartphone that is more “creative” than the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Note 10. The information comes from Ice Universe and it seems like the new smartphones are expected to launch sometime in the second half of 2019. “Believe me, the most creative Samsung smartphone in the second half of 2019 is not Fold or Note 10, you just have to wait, don't ask me more,” Ice Universe said on Twitter. Believe me, the most creative Samsung smartphone in the second half of 2019 is not Fold or Note10, you just have to wait, don't ask me more. — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 21, 2019 Samsung is expected to release smartphones with new designs that are expected to be radically different from what we are used to. The leaker has said previously that the Note 10 will probably have a “stable and mature” design whereas the A series smartphones are expected to have “radical innovation.” © Slashgear Samsung has already made a 5x optical zoom camera that is only 5mm thick and may be the rear camera for the Galaxy Note 10 or the mysterious new phone. Samsung is reportedly using a similar periscope method for its 5x zoom camera similar to Huawei's P30 Pro. © YouTube The Galaxy A series has been known to bring some innovation to its series as the latest Galaxy A80 has a pop-up rotating camera. It's a first for any Samsung smartphone to have a pop-up rotating camera and there's a good chance we may see something similar on a different smartphone later this year. The Galaxy A series was also the first Samsung smartphone to feature an Infinity-O display which was later seen on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. Another report suggests that Samsung may be making a button-less smartphone, however, we can't be entirely sure as of now. There's no clue as to what this secret Samsung phone will look like, however, if we do take Ice Universe's word, then it will definitely not be a part of the Galaxy Note 10. Source: Slashgear, BGR
  2. Realme is still a fairly new brand in the market that's yet to make a significant dent in the industry with its smartphone lineup. Of course, we've seen some really promising devices from Realme in the past like the Realme U1, the recently launched Realme 3, and more. But they come with their fair share of annoyances, often steering the consumers away to other established alternatives. Now yet again, Realme is trying to take a slice of the pie with its latest smartphone, the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro goes all out as an affordable mid-range smartphone with an edge-to-edge dewdrop design, a powerful Snapdragon 710 processor, up to 6GB RAM, and a lot more, all at a price starting at just Rs. 13,999 The Realme 3 Pro has a lot going for it, but does it pack enough goods to beat the like of Xiaomi at its own game of making a phone that ticks all the right boxes? Let's take a look. Design & Display © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer Honestly, I haven't been a huge fan of Realme phones' design. It might be an unpopular opinion, but they all looked kind of dull and subdued to me at first glance. The Realme 3 Pro, on the other hand, looks really nice. If you look closely, you'll see a subtle pattern across the back, which reflects light in a unique way. Realme says the pattern is inspired by 'racecourse'. Their slogan for this phone is 'Speed Awakens', so it's the 'Pattern of Speed'. Geddit? I am not too sure about how the visual pattern would look on the other two colorways, but the Carbon Grey variant, which I've been using for the past few weeks, has a unique visual appeal to it. Other noteworthy design elements on the back of the Realme 3 Pro includes a vertical dual-camera setup with some yellow accents, and the 'Realme' branding which gives the phone a sporty look in my opinion. There's also a fingerprint scanner, but that's pretty much it for the back. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The front of the phone is mostly occupied by the 6.3-inch FHD+ display with minimal bezels on the sides. Also, thanks to the 'dewdrop' notch, the Realme 3 Pro boasts a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, and the display looks gorgeous. The display is certainly one of the biggest plus points of the phone. It's sharp, gets adequately bright even under direct sunlight and is just beautiful to watch videos on or play games. It's a great IPS panel and it's protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, making it quote durable too. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer As an overall package, the Realme 3 Pro feels well built and snug in hand. All three buttons on the sides are well-placed and I personally had no issues reaching them. It still sports a micro USB port instead of USB Type C, but hey, that's not really a deal-breaker. Plus it makes up for it with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Performance & Software As for the performance, let me get it out of the by saying that performance on the Realme 3 Pro is absolutely a breeze. It's fast, snappy and very reliable when it comes opening and loading pretty much any app you throw at it. It's powered by the Snapdragon 710 AIE octa-cpre processor after all, so I wasn't expecting anything less of it in terms of the real-life usage. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The variant which I have for review packs 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, but you can also choose to go with 4GB + 64GB or 6GB + 64GB configurations. I am sure, the performance won't take a huge hit. Really, the Realme 3 Pro did well during my testing, and it was a delight to use. Running games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Asphalt 9 is smooth sailing, and you'll be able to play them without any noticeable stuttering. Yes, the phone gets a little warm to touch after extended hours of gaming, but it's nothing to worry about as it won't get uncomfortably hot. The Realme 3 Pro ships with Android 9 Pie with Oppo's ColorOS v6.0 on top. Again, I am not a huge fan of custom skins on Android, let alone Oppo's heavy ColorOS. However, I enjoy using some of the customization features like 'Swipe-Up Gestures', 'Smart Sidebar', 'Assistive Ball', etc. Although one of the things which I absolutely hate about ColorOS is that ships with a ton, and I mean a TON, of bloatware. Yes, you can get rid of most of them, but seriously, I hate looking at those many apps on a phone which I just pulled out of the box. I really hope Realme does something about it in the future. © MensXP Since we're talking performance, let me touch base on the phone's biometric features too. The fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone is at the right spot in my opinion, and it's super snappy and accurate. The Realme 3 Pro also offers Face Unlock, which is just as fast as the Fingerprint scanner, but I ended up using the physical scanner for, you know, some added security. The speakers, however, are something which I am not a huge fan of. Realme 3 Pro has a single bottom firing speaker, which is very easy to cover with your while using the phone in, say the landscape mode. The audio experience was decent with good audio output, but I found myself reaching out for a pair of headphones. I am glad that Realme didn't get rid of the phone 3.5mm headphone jack. Good job, Realme! © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer Camera The Realme 3 Pro comes with two cameras at the back. One is a 16-megapixel IMX519 shooter whereas the one one is a 5-megapixel shooter with an f/2,4 aperture. And on the front, the Realme 3 Pro sports a 25-megapixel selfie camera. Before we jump into the camera samples, I'd like to point out that I really enjoyed shooting pictures with this phone. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I was recently in Mumbai for a couple of days, and I carried the Realme 3 Pro along with some flagship phones like the iPhone XR and the Galaxy S10e. Well, I must say that I ended up pulling out the Realme 3 Pro more often than I thought I would, which definitely says something about the camera quality. The camera app is also fairly straightforward and easy to use. There are a bunch of modes to shoot like Nightscape, Portrait, Expert, etc. Realme has also introduced a new mode called 'Ultra HD', which essentially uses software to create a 64MP image with bigger size and, of course, more details. Overall, I'd say that Realme has a commendable job with both the camera hardware and the software. I did say that the Redmi Note 7 Pro's cameras impressed me, but I think this one's equally good, if not significantly better. Yes, the Realme 3 Pro struggles to keep up in low-light, but I guess you can't have it all at this price, really. I'll let you take a look at the images and decide for yourself - Battery Life The Realme 3 Pro packs a beefy 4,05 mAh battery inside which in my opinion is a pretty decent size. It's slight smaller than the 4,230 mAh battery found inside the Realme 3, but I have no complaints with the battery life here. The Realme 3 Pro can easily last a day wit heavy usage, which includes the basic day-to-day tasks like web browsing, social media, usage, etc. and some intensive tasks like media streaming and gaming. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I've noticed good battery life on almost all the smartphones running on the Snapdragon 710 chip, and the Realme 3 Pro is no exception. If you're not a heavy-hitter like me, then you can push the phone and get through even two days without charging since the phone has really good standby time. The Realme 3 Pro also ships with VOOC 3.0 20V charger inside the box, which can charge the phone from 0% - 100% in about 80 minutes, which is not bad at all. So overall, I'd say the Realme 3 Pro scores good marks in the battery life department too. On an average, you can get about 5-6 hours of screen on time, and charge it fairly quickly thanks to VOOC 3.0. The Final Say © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer It appears to me as though Realme is gaining more confidence with each product it's bringing to the market, and the brand's effort is clearly reflecting on the Realme 3 Pro. No wonder, the brand is leaving no stones unturned while going after Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro. After using it for an extended period of time, I can confidently say that it ticks all the boxes to make up for a worthy competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. Of course, the Realme 3 Pro is not the perfect mid-range phone, but it has a lot going for it for Rs. 13,999. You get a great FHD+ display, a powerful Snapdragon chipset, amazing battery life, and some capable cameras. The only area where I'd say it falls short is the software. And maybe some minor annoyances like the speaker position and a micro USB port. Well, if you are someone who can look past these qualms, then you'll be very happy with the Realme 3 Pro. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The Realme 3 Pro, if you'll ask me, is a phone which I'll be happy to recommend to anyone who's looking for a phone under Rs. 15,000. It's a great Redmi Note 7 Pro alternative, and I think I'll start recommending the Realme 3 Pro more mainly because of how hard it is to get hands on a Xiaomi smartphone these days. So, if you are on a budget, and can't get your hands on a Redmi Note 7 Pro, go ahead and buy the Realme 3 Pro.
  3. Last year, Irrfan Khan shared some really terrible news with everyone on Twitter, the news of him being diagnosed with Neuro-Endocrine tumor, which came as a shock to him, us, the entire country. Now, it's been a year and one month and we finally got some good news - he's healthy and he's back! Ever since everyone knew about him battling such a serious illness, he's received nothing but love and support from people and he's extremely grateful for that and he said that even “soothed him in his process of healing.” Sharing a heartfelt and emotional message on his Twitter, he thanked everyone and announced he's back. pic.twitter.com/d4Osol3NvP — Irrfan (@irrfank) April 3, 2019 Well, it's great to have you back! In this entire year, he's opened up about his journey only a couple of times and it's great because he got his privacy and space while receiving treatment and healing. But, now he's back in India and people couldn't be happier that he's here. Welcome! Missed you! Welcome! ♥ï¸ https://t.co/U2kS7Uevpm — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) April 3, 2019 It will be soon. We look forward to cherish your enigmatic persona and talent on screen. can't wait for the wait to get over. — Abhishek Jain (@cinemanabhishek) April 3, 2019 Yes. Welcome back brother!!! @irrfank ð¤ð¤ð¤ — KayKay Menon (@kaykaymenon02) April 3, 2019 Soon. So glad! You are healthy now, can't wait to see your next work — Sandy (@Sandy94170181) April 3, 2019
  4. Mesut Ozil might not have been as influential as he once was in recent times, but there is no shortage of fanfare for the German footballer. Often labelled as one of the best midfielders in the world, Ozil continues to be a vital cog for Unai Emery's Arsenal as the Gunners chase a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. Even if he didn't get enough starts for Arsenal this season, Ozil continues to enjoy a strong fanbase, especially in India. The 30-year-old shares a special bond with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh. And he's often seen engrossed in friendly banters with our 'Gully Boy' which has taken his fanbase to a new high in India. Mesut Magic is a global phenomenon! :) India loves you, Mesut Bhai! — Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 5, 2019 But, for someone who is used to being chased by fans for autographs and selfies, Ozil had a fanboy moment recently when he met 'Bollywood Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan. What a lovely evening @Arsenal congratulations. Thx @MesutOzil1088 & #AmineGulse for your warmth love & hospitality. See u guys soon in India. pic.twitter.com/4rtBJXZ5uW — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 1, 2019 The Arsenal star played host to 'King Khan' at the Emirates stadium before their clash against Newcastle in the ongoing Premier League season. Shah Rukh shared his photos alongside Ozil and his fiancee Amine Gulse with his fans that had the social media buzzing. "What a lovely evening @Arsenal congratulations. Thx @MesutOzil1088 & #AmineGulse for your warmth love & hospitality. See u guys soon in India," Shah Rukh wrote Twitter. It was a big honour to have you as my special guest during yesterday's match! ðð¼ðð®ð³â½ Thanks for coming! @iamsrk || Kal ki match mein aapka swaagat karna mere liye ek sammaan ki baat thi. ðð¼ðð®ð³â½ Aane ke liye dhanyavaad. #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa pic.twitter.com/QKI52C2Sb8 — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 2, 2019 With Shah Rukh in attendance, Ozil produced a spectacular performance to help Arsenal beat 'The Magpies', taking them to the third spot in the points table. After the match, he was also adjudged the 'Man of the Match' for his efforts. As Arsenal fans celebrated their rise to the third spot (for the first time since April 2017), Ozil thanked Shah Rukh, in Hindi, for attending their game as a special guest. Here's a look at how Indian fans reacted to Ozil's touching 'Thank You' note for 'King Khan': I see two kings. — LACANATION (@Fedup_Gooner) April 2, 2019 So much greatness in one frame! ð Ek hi dil h kitni baar jeetoge yaarrr ⤠— à¤à¤µà¤¾à¤°à¤¾ Õ°ÖÖÕ² ð´‍âï¸ (@TheCheeky_Krati) April 2, 2019 King of Bollywood meets the King of Assists. ððð½ð¥ — S A D I A ♥ï¸ (@TheGoonerette) April 2, 2019 Goats — â½Vignesh Gunner â½ (@AmGunnerkid) April 2, 2019 INDIAN GOAT AND GERMAN GOAT ♥ï¸♥ï¸ pic.twitter.com/pEfb20Fy6G — WizardOfÖzil (@Obsessive_Ozil) April 2, 2019 My favorite actor alongside my favorite footballer — Sean ââ (@GoldenBoySean) April 2, 2019 2 legend single frame — Mahboob (@iMahboob9) April 2, 2019
  5. Alright, I know the Galaxy Note 7 jokes are a thing of past now, but I couldn't help it. Samsung's subsidiary brand has made a flower vase that also doubles up as a fire extinguisher? Seriously, how can this not remind you about the Note 7 debacle? Called 'Firevase', the vase essentially works as a fire extinguisher when you throw it at a fire. The outer chamber is filled with potassium carbonate that quickly cools and suppresses oxygen when the vase is thrown at the fire like, well, a grenade. Don't worry, it also has an inner chamber to hold water for your flowers, so it works fine both ways. According to architecture and design magazine Dezeen, only 100,000 firevases were originally produced to promote the use of home fire extinguishers in South Korea, where having at least one home fire extinguisher per home is mandatory since 2017. © firevase - YouTube But since the promotional campaign was a success and it helped increase the number of homes with an extinguisher by 8 per cent, the company decided to produce more.
  6. There's been a lot of banter about the Redmi Note 7 Pro's camera prowess. My colleague reviewed the phone earlier this week and found it to be really good, but I wanted to test it out myself before passing my judgement, if any. So I decided to borrow our review unit and took it out for a spin. And boy, was I in for a surprise! I use an iPhone XR as my daily driver and I really like that phone, its cameras included. In fact, it has been one of my favorite phones to shoot pictures with lately. Given how much I like the iPhone XR's cameras, I wasn't expecting the Note 7 Pro to take me by surprise. But trust me, I was wrong. At first, I started capturing random pictures with the Redmi Note 7 Pro to get the hang of the camera and Xiaomi's camera app. Even when I wasn't really putting much effort, this phone managed to produce shots like this: © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Yes, it was at this point that I decided to pull out my iPhone XR out of curiosity to see how they compared. It was somewhat a gloomy day here in New Delhi, which I thought was just perfect to push these cameras to their limits. So, I did. Just take a look: Note: All photos captured from the Redmi Note 7 Pro have a watermark. The images used for comparison were shot on an iPhone XR. Also, none of these images have been edited in any way whatsoever. The images, which you see below, were shot from a metro station. Both phones did a really good job here, but I personally like the Redmi Note 7 Pro's photo mainly because of the colors. They're natural, and the overall image look a lot presentable with lots of detail. © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Next up, I decided to go with a shot which, honestly, even a lot of flagship smartphones struggle with. As we all know, it's pretty hard to expose the subject when there's a strong source of light right behind or around the subject. But both the phones did great in this case. The fact that Redmi Note 7 Pro managed to make it just as good as the iPhone XR did, is truly impressive. © MensXP / Karthik Iyer And here's another one. The Redmi Note 7 Pro's image is the clear winner for me here. The focus on the subject is on point, and there's a ton of detail. Not that the iPhone's image is bad, but it's not something I would post on social media without doing a bit of tinkering unlike the Note 7 Pro's image. It's truly a stunning shot, is it? © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Even as I was losing the light and things started getting more gloomy, the Redmi Note 7 Pro didn't fail to impress me. This is one of those images, which truly made me question the point of buying an expensive phone to get good cameras. Great dynamic range and really good exposure. Just take a look - © MensXP / Karthik Iyer And here's another shot taken in low light/ artificial lighting. This restaurant is better known for its food than lighting, but the pictures aren't too shabby, are they? © MensXP / Karthik Iyer I can keep throwing in more images here from my gallery, but I think we've established a point here. No, I am not trying to pick a winner and justify my opinion. However, I must say that Xiaomi has done a phenomenal job with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. I mean, just Rs 13,990 for a smartphone that's capable of competing with big dogs like Apple's iPhone? Sign me up. Of course, I am not ready to ditch my iPhone, at least not yet, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a star. If you like taking pictures on your phone among other things and you don't want to burn a huge whole in your pocket, then the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a no-brainer. It's truly the budget king that everyone needs to beat. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla Well, that wraps up just about everything. Again, most of this is subjective since not all people tend to prefer the same kind of images. But as someone who loves taking pictures for Instagram and craves a bit of a self-validation, I really enjoyed my time shooting with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. If you're looking to check out more camera samples or want to learn more about the Redmi Note 7 Pro's overall performance, then be sure to check out our review of the phone.
  7. When it comes to budget smartphones and the Indian market, Xiaomi has managed to build a brand name that delivers smartphones with aggressive pricing. It's not only the pricing that matters, but smartphones also need to work and need to work well. Redmi, now a sub-brand of Xiaomi has managed to do just that, deliver great smartphones with an attractive price. However, Xiaomi steps up the game with the Redmi Note 7 Pro with upgraded specifications and a camera that can challenge even some of the top-tier smartphones. Xiaomi has also upgraded the design with captivating colours for users who prefer to be trendy and fashionable. It retails in India for Rs 13,990 and comes in different configurations. It has a 48-megapixel primary camera paired with a 5-megapixel sensor for portrait shots at the rear and a 13-megapixel sensor selfie shooter. We've been using the smartphone for a while to find out whether it's still the king of budget smartphones. Here's our review of the Redmi Note 7 Pro: Design And Display Xiaomi has completely overhauled the Redmi Note series with a beautiful gradient design that catches the light. It's something similar to what we've seen on other smartphones. However, the Redmi Note 7 Pro stands out from the crowd thanks to its bold colours. What's cool about the design is that the smartphone has an all-glass design both at the front and the back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This makes the smartphone a tad bit heavier than the previous iterations; however, we like the solid feel to the smartphone. We particularly like the Nebula Red colour which we got to see at the launch event. At the front, Xiaomi as a dewdrop notch display that removes the additional bezels you may have seen in previous models. The design of the smartphone feels very premium and very similar to what you would find on the iPhone XR. It feels solid and does not feel like a budget smartphone from any angle. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Xiaomi also retains the headphone jack which is always a plus in our books and has now added Type-C support. We can finally transfer files faster and charge a Redmi smartphone quicker than ever before. In addition, the Redmi Note 7 Pro also has a p2i nano-coating which protects the smartphone from accidental spills. It's not water-resistant, but it will protect your smartphone from water spills in your bathroom. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to the display, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS LCD display with a resolution 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. For a smartphone that costs less than Rs 15,000, the display is quite sharp and accurate for an LCD. Sure, it's not the best you find as compared to flagship level smartphones but it does a fair job at colour reproduction and brightness. The colours on the display do not look oversaturated and look close to real-life. The brightness is also solid as it comes in handy when viewing it directly under sunlight. It has a brightness level of 477 nits which is quite impressive for an LCD panel. Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Note 7 Pro's star attraction is its 48 MP rear Sony IMX 586 sensor that delivers some of the most amazing pictures we've seen on a budget smartphone. We've seen this sensor on the Honor View 20 before and it manages to deliver some great details and clarity in images. It captures the right colours and delivers some of the most beautiful pictures in HDR mode. In fact, sometimes we couldn't believe we shot these images with a budget smartphone. Most of these pictures were shown in 21MP however you can always take the full 48MP images by toggling the feature in the settings. Budget smartphones tend to struggle in low-light photography however Xiaomi has introduced its new Night Mode in MIUI 10. The new model does manage to take brighter images in low light which the budget smartphone was unable to do previously. The dynamic range also plays a crucial role in delivering these shots. It works very similar to Google's Night Shot as it combines different a series of images taken in different contrast levels to give you a better low-light image. Overall, we were quite pleased with the camera performance and even raises the question for the need of flagship level smartphones. Sure, flagship smartphones have great cameras but the gap is being closed quite rapidly thanks to smartphones like Redmi Note 7 Pro. Gallery View this post on Instagram Pictures shot using the #redminote7pro. Loving the night mode and it's quite decent from a phone that doesn't break the bank. #xiaomi #smartphones #gadgets #techie #technology #tech A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Mar 10, 2019 at 11:44pm PDT Software Performance The Redmi Note 7 Pro ships with MIUI 10 and we would like to address the elephant in the room. MIUI 10 does have advertisements and if you wish to disable them you can do it by following these steps. Having said that, these advertisements are a bit annoying especially when you install a new application. Xiaomi has a security app that scans newly installed applications that have advertisements embedded within it. You can easily turn off the feature however it is a bit jarring when you kept getting bombarded with advertisements. If you want a seamless, experience, we suggested you follow the steps above. If you look beyond the ads, MIUI 10 looks quite clean and visually appealing with satisfying animations and overall stability. You have usual functions like dual apps and a new gesture navigation system that is easy to use. It's quite similar to what we've seen on the new iPhones but with slightly different animation and multi-tasking layout. Performance Equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 chipset, the Redmi Note 7 Pro delivers a great overall experience when it comes to performing tasks daily usage. While it works great with less CPU intensive apps, it lacks in processing graphics for fluid gaming. On PUBG mobile, the smartphone would often have massive frame rate drops in high settings and has the rubber-banding effect too. We would recommend you play GPU intensive games with lower settings. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 7 Pro does heat up a bit when playing games which were expected as it does not have a dedicated cooling system like the POCO F1. Regardless, the smartphone is good enough for casual games like Temple Run and can handle games like Asphalt 9 in medium setting. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla In terms of Geekbench scores, the Redmi Note 7 Pro scored 6520 in the multi-core test while it scored 2380 in the single core test. In our opinion, that's quite a respectable score for a smartphone that costs only Rs 13,990. The Redmi Note 4 Pro comes with 4,000 mAh battery which has remained unchanged from previous models. Battery life on the Redmi Note 7 Pro is exceptional with moderate usage as we had almost 6.5 hours of screen-on-time. We tested the smartphone with navigation, gaming and communication. In addition, it also supports QC4 however you need to buy a compatible charger separately. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was able to last almost two days on a single charge which is quite impressive for any smartphone. The Final Say If you are looking for a smartphone that can take awesome pictures, last 2 days on a single charge and can delivery awesome battery life, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is your best bet. The new smartphone has stepped up its game in the photography department and can perform well with moderate usage. Starting at Rs 13,9990 the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the king of budget smartphones right now.
  8. Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India and its first sale is scheduled for March 13. We've been using the phone for a few days now and it sure gives the competition a run for their money. The Note 7 Pro's starting price has been fixed at Rs 13,999 for the 64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 128GB variant. What's so special about this phone? We've made a list of things we love about the phone. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia 1. Near Perfect Camera: Xiaomi has been teasing the 48MP camera for months and it is the main highlight of the phone. The rear has a Sony IMX586 sensor paired along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera. Thanks to the high resolution, pictures have an incredible amount of detail. For low-light pictures, four pixels are merged into one and a 12-megapixel picture is created that has lower more detail and sharpness. 2. Camera Software: Using AI, not only can the phone add a bokeh effect but also completely change the background into 6 presets. After a preset is applied, you can also further change the type of lighting overlay. This opens up the option of having much more customization and using the same depth sensor, newer edits can be applied. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia 3. Stunning Design: The Redmi Note 7 Pro has an all-glass design with a gradient finish. The company says it has used a 6-layer process to add the gradient finish and it is available in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Classic Space Black. Not only has Xiaomi built the phone like a beast from the inside, but also equally stunning from the outside. 4. MIUI 10: The phone ships out of the box with MIUI 10 (Android Pie) and brings in gesture support, picture-in-picture mode, new recent menu, and AI performance enhancements. Thanks to the faster processor, the experience is even more smooth and refreshing. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia 5. Better Display: The phone has a 6.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and features a smaller notch on the top. Xiaomi has further cut down on bezels and it also gets a 2.5D curved glass. The screen-to-body ratio has been improved to 81.4 per cent. 6. Faster Processor: © Qualcomm It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor built on TSMC's 11nm manufacturing process. The device comes with an Adreno 612 GPU. The new SoC employs software “gaming enhancements” that promise up to 90 per cent fewer stutters. Qualcomm enables the hardware and software to support both bokeh (portrait modes) and HDR shots in a single shot. 7. Battery: It has a 4000mAh battery and the phone finally ships with USB-C. The phone supports Quick Charge 4 but it comes bundled with a 10W charger. The battery is sufficient to get you through a day's heavy usage.
  9. Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro for more than a month, and the brand has finally launched the phone in India today. It was first unveiled in China and since then, anticipation around its India launch had been on the rise. With Samsung launching a host of new budget and midrange phones, the Redmi Note 7 has a lot of expectations to meet. It's predecessor Redmi Note 6 and Note 5 have been the best-selling phones in the country, thanks to a perfect balance of features. The phones have proved to be an apt offering for every kind of user, right from performance enthusiasts to photography nerds. © Xiaomi Keeping the same in mind, the Redmi Note 7 intends to be another deal buster. Unique offerings of the phone include a 48-megapixel rear sensor, a large 4000mAh battery, and fast Snapdragon 660 processor. It's the first phone under the new "Redmi by Xiaomi" branding. On the front, the phone has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display along with a water-drop style notch. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, is a Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the base variant. The other options include 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB configuration. The Snapdragon 660 chipset was seen in midrange phones like the Nokia 7 Plus last year is a tried and tested platform. © Xiaomi The Redmi Note 7 Pro has a 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies, the front has a 13-megapixel sensor. Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology. It'll charge via a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack has been included as well. For authentication, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back and face unlock option is also supported. © Xiaomi The base variant of the Redmi Note 7 with 3GB + 32GB configuration costs Rs 9,999. The second option with 4GB + 64GB memory costs Rs 11,999. For the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the 6GB + 128 GB variant costs Rs 16,999. The 4GB + 64GB variant costs Rs 13,999. It shall be available via Mi.com, Flipkart, and Amazon.in. The Redmi Note 7 will be available from 6th March and Note 7 Pro will be available from 13th March.
  10. The Redmi Note 7 was launched earlier this month in China, and the phone's biggest feature that has been advertised is its durability. In order to prove their claims, the company released a video where the smartphone was put through a bunch of stress tests. The video shows employees stomping on the Redmi Note 7, throwing it down the staircase and also a man used it as a skateboard. © YouTube The first video below shows Redmi CEO Lu Weibing throwing the Redmi Note 7 down a staircase and it suffered multiple tosses yet did not suffer any bumps or scratches. Another user used the smartphone as a skateboard by sticking wheels with duct tape. Even in this scenario, the Redmi Note 7 did not suffer any scratches or any other form of damage. This was possible thanks to the phantom grade double-sided Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body that protects the smartphone from such ordeals. In terms of other specifications, the Redmi Note 7 has a dual 48-megapixel camera set up at the back, 4,000 mAh battery and a teardrop notch display. Redmi is now a separate sub-brand of Xiaomi and its first phone is the Redmi Note 7 that has already been launched in China. The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340x1080 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options along with 32GB and 64GB storage options. © Redmi For more information on the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro, you can check out all the details here.
  11. Xiaomi has been constantly launching new phones in the Indian market and its aggressive stance has already won it the number one spot in terms of sales. The brand has managed to create a name for itself in the budget and midrange segment and now intends to double down on its efforts. 2018 witnessed the launch of new phones from every brand, every couple of months. The Redmi Note X Pro line-up has been extremely successful in the country, followed by Android One powered Mi AX series. Now, we're looking forward to the Redmi Note 7, and Note 7 Pro. The company also has a third device in the making, more on that later. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 Redmi is now a separate sub-brand of Xiaomi and its first phone is the Redmi Note 7 that has already been launched in China. The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340x1080 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options along with 32GB and 64GB storage options. On the rear is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The front has a 13-megapixel shooter for selfies. It's powered by a 4000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 4 support. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 The Redmi Note 7 Pro hasn't been officially announced yet, but we do know it'll pack a 48-megapixel lens on the rear and will be powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC. There is a possibility Xiaomi may use an AMOLED panel on this phone. Lastly, a third phone dubbed the "Redmi Go" shall be launching along with the other two. According to leakster Ishan (https://twitter.com/ishanagarwal24/status/1086550767014760448), the three phones shall be launched together in the first quarter of 2019. While the information on Redmi Go's specifications is scarce, it's sure to be an entry-level phone running on Android Go. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 Android Go is a highly optimized OS built for phones with less than 1GB RAM. The Go edition also comes with a flurry of new optimized Google apps that are light on both memory and storage. These include Google Go, Google Assistant Go, and Files Go, among many others. Google Go redesigns Google Search, reducing the search-as-you-type app to its bare essentials; this Lite version weighs in at less than 5MB in size. © YouTube The Redmi Note 7 currently retails for CNY 999 (Rs 10,500) in China for the 3GB+32GB variant and CNY 1,199 (Rs 12,000) for 4GB+64GB option. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is rumoured to cost around Rs 16,000 and the Redmi Go is expected to cost around Rs 5,000. Keep in mind, these are early reports and not the official pricing
  12. Yesterday, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India and releasing the device so soon wasn't really expected. If we consider Xiaomi's launch pattern for the Note series so far, the Note 4 was launched in Q1 2017 followed by the Note 5 in Q1 2018. We were expecting the Note 5 Pro's successor to come early next year. Instead of launching one phone per year, it has decided to go with two phones per year in the same series. This is in line with industry trends like OnePlus releasing two every year. In the midrange segment, this makes even more sense because the competitors are constantly launching new phones with better offerings. © Xiaomi Earlier, the difference between the incumbent and the successor used to be major. We'd see specs bump, software upgrades, as well as design changes. Now with the new launch flow, we see the phones have minor upgrades. So, what's new in the Redmi Note 6 Pro? 1. The design remains the same on the back, but you'll see a notched display on the front. The display is now slightly bigger at 6.26-inches instead of 6-inch. Due to the notch, the aspect ratio has been changed from 18:9 to 19:9. The slightly larger display area means the screen-to-body ratio too has been bumped to 81 percent. 2. The phone ships out of the box with MIUI 10 and brings in gesture support, picture-in-picture mode, new recent menu, Android Pie like volume slider, and AI performance enhancements. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is already receiving the update OTA (over the air). © Xiaomi 3. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a slightly better dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 20-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.9 and a 5-megapixel secondary lens with f/2.2. The front too now has a dual camera setup with a 20+2-megapixel combo. 4. The rear camera comes with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, AI scene detection, studio lighting, adjustable bokeh, and improved portrait mode. Using AI, not only can the phone add a bokeh effect but also completely change the background into 6 presets. After a preset is applied, you can also further change the type of lighting overlay. This opens up the option of having much more customization and using the same depth sensor, newer edits can be applied. One neat feature on the #RedmiNote6Pro, you can remove unwanted things from the background. pic.twitter.com/mBhhj3iCMq — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) November 22, 2018 5. The processor remains the same at Snapdragon 636, which powered the Redmi Note 5 Pro as well. Everyone expected the phone to get a processor bump, but is it really needed? The chipset is powerful enough to fuel a midrange phone and it becomes easier for Xiaomi to roll-out updates. The base hardware configuration of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Note 6 Pro remains the same, and both can receive timely updates. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Now, obviously, if a company is launching a "new" product, we naturally expect it to boast new features. And, the Redmi Note 6 Pro does bring quite a few. Xiaomi hasn't removed any of its features from the Note 5 Pro, and has just added new ones on the top. The notch's existence has always been controversial and it depends on one's choice. The deal is even sweeter when we consider the launch price. The base variant with 4GB+64GB configuration starts at Rs 13,999 and the second option with 6GB+64G configuration costs Rs 15,999.
  13. India is a price-sensitive market and budget smartphones have contributed to making India the second largest market in the world. Part of that growth can be attributed to Xiaomi's Redmi Note series and it seems like the company is not ready to get dethroned anytime soon. The Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro were one of the most successful smartphones in India and it seems like Xiaomi plans to continue that dominance with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Redmi Note 6 Pro follows the same ethos as previous devices in the family--a smartphone that offers a quality experience for a fraction of the price. So let's dive straight into the smartphone's key features and how it performed during the course of our review. Design And Display The Redmi Note 6 Pro now has an updated design and a brand new edge-to-edge screen. It has a 6.26-inch display and has an aspect ratio of 19:9. Xiaomi has refined the design of the smartphone from the Redmi Note 6 with a slightly curved back that makes it easier to hold. It has a rear fingerprint scanner and a dual camera setup that looks very reminiscent of its predecessor. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the camera on the Redmi Note 6 protrudes far less and the camera bump is less noticeable. You will have to use the supplied cover if you want to protect the lens from scratching and other damages. The power button and the volume button have now been moved to the right edge of the phone and are not hard to access even if you have small hands. The smartphone even has a P2i coating for protection against everyday spills and splashes. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla At the bottom, there are two speaker grills and a micro USB slot for charging. We would have loved to see a USB-C port instead as it just works better when it comes to fast charging. Sure, the MicroUSB port is more accessible amongst users for charging purposes. However, it's time to see the port get updated to the norm. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The 6.26-inch Full HD+ display has now been updated with a notch design giving more room for users to consume content. The notched design gives the smartphone more real estate and also allows the smartphone to have face unlock capabilities. There is a noticeable difference in the quality of the screen from its predecessor as it looks better, has brighter, vivid and accurate colours. The display is a delight to use if you love to watch content in HHD and works as advertised for being an LCD display. It is bright enough to see details and notification under bright sunlight. Camera This is one department where we see some major improvements as the company has now implemented a sensor that has a wider aperture and bigger micron pixel. The smartphone has been outfitted with a dual camera setup featuring a 20-megapixel primary sensor, paired with a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The primary sensor has a larger 1.4micron pixel and an aperture of f/1.9. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The bigger pixel and wider aperture enable the camera to let in more light and in turn, take better clearer pictures. This also translates to better low-light images as compared to its predecessor. The dual camera setup also lets the Redmi Note 6 Pro take portrait shots which blurs the background. The portrait mode works well enough to blur the subject. However, we would have liked to see a little more accuracy around the edges. Having said that, this is a budget smartphone that delivers a far better imaging experience than any other device in this segment. You can even adjust the blur after taking the image which is a plus for people who love to take portrait shots. The star feature of the portrait mode are the various effects you can use. We particularly like the light trails and studio lighting effects that make the images look outstanding. You can even remove objects from the background which you can see from our samples. View this post on Instagram Images shot using #RedmiNote6Pro A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Nov 21, 2018 at 9:08pm PST Performance And Software We don't see much difference here because “why fix something when it's not broken”. The Redmi Note 6 pro has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and is coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. For graphics, Xiaomi is using the Adreno 509 GPU which is good enough for light/moderate gaming. The SoC performs as well as it did on the Redmi Note 5 pro as we did not experience any lags. We've been using the device for over a week and it performed well during the course of our review. We used it for streaming content on Netflix, play PUBG/Asphalt and take numerous images. It scored 1329 on Geekbench 4 for the single core test whereas it scored 4898 on the multi-core test. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Note series has always been known for providing great battery life and the same can be said about the Note 6 Pro. It has a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood and can easily last 2.5 days with moderate to high usage. Sure, it would have been awesome to see a USB-C port for faster charging as the massive battery can take some time to get fully charged. The Final Say Starting at Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 pro is one of the more reliable budget smartphones of this year. It performs well and delivers extremely good battery life that cannot be matched by any other budget device at the moment. The camera on the device is a delight to shoot and there are some nifty features on MIUI 10 to make them stand out with cool effects.
  14. Xiaomi has been proactively launching new phones in India and trying to cover up a maximum number of price brackets. The company already has the Redmi Y2, Mi A2, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6 Pro in the midrange segment. Taking another step ahead, the company has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro today and here's everything you need to know about it. The Redmi Note 4 Pro and 5 Pro have been best-sellers in the country, thanks to their near-perfect balance of specifications. Every type of user is satisfied with the offering, and undoubtedly the line-up has helped Xiaomi gain enormous traction in the market. © Xiaomi The most significant difference in the new phone is visible upfront -- the display now has a notch on the top. It also has a slightly bigger display and runs on MIUI 10 out of the box. On the front, it has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Unfortunately, there has been no improvement as far as the processor is concerned and the phone is powered by the same Snapdragon 636 chipset that powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro. © Xiaomi The phone comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The memory can be expanded via a microSD card. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and also supports Face Unlock authentication via an infrared sensor. Coming to the camera, the rear has a 12 + 5-megapixel dual camera setup while the front has a 20 + 2-megapixel dual camera setup. The sensors are assisted by a dual-LED flash and are capable of shooting pictures with a bokeh effect. The portrait mode is AI-assisted and the software includes HDR support, automatic scene recognition, and a pro mode. © Xiaomi The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery and comes with dual-SIM VoLTE support. It will be competing against the Honor 8X, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Realme 2 Pro, and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Just like previous launches, it will be exclusively available online via Flipkart and Mi.com along with offline Mi Stores from tomorrow onwards. The 4GB+64GB variant costs Rs 13,999 and the 6GB+64GB variant costs Rs 15,999.
  15. For a state that has for long been considered as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India, Kerala witnessed a catastrophic turn of events lately and endured massive losses in terms of life and property owing to devastating floods - the worst in nearly a century. © BCCL But, despite being brought to a standstill, the 'God's own country' has not let it affect itself and showcasing a great spirit, the southern state is slowly and gradually coming back on its feet. The picturesque state is now ready to welcome visitors again with the same warmth that, over the years, made their hospitality legendary. The state's capital Thiruvananthapuram is now ready to host Team India and West Indies for the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) on 1st November. And, even before the final ODI of the five-match series, the cricket enthusiasts in Kerala have found another reason to cheer for. © Twitter/@kadakampalli In a heartfelt note, Indian captain Virat Kohli penned down his admiration for the state and its people ahead of the 5th ODI. "Being in Kerala is nothing short of bliss. I love coming here and love the energy of the whole place. The beauty of Kerala is something to we experienced and I would recommend to everyone that they come here and experience the energy of God's own country. Kerala is surely back on its feet and absolutely safe to come to. Thanks to this amazing place for making me feel happy every time I am here," Kohli's handwritten note read. Thank you Virat, @imVkohli for the nice words you have shared. We are delighted to know that #Kerala makes you happy every time you are here. Enjoy your stay here & have a great game tomorrow. Wishes!#KeralaTourism #IndiaVsWestIndies pic.twitter.com/MBgpxZXK0u — Kadakampally (@kadakampalli) October 31, 2018 While Kohli's words of encouragement boosted the morale of the people, it further evoked a response from Kerala's Minister for Co-operation, Tourism & Devaswoms Kadakampally Surendran. "Thank you Virat, @imVkohli for the nice words you have shared. We are delighted to know that #Kerala makes you happy every time you are here. Enjoy your stay here & have a great game tomorrow. Wishes!," he responded. The Indian cricket team arrived in Kerala to a rousing welcome. With an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series, Kohli and his team will now be eager to wrap things up on a winning note when they take on West Indies in the final ODI at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on 1st November.
  16. At the launch of the iPhone XS Max and XS, Apple claimed that the new smartphones can last up to 1.5 hours longer than it's predecessor. A recent test carried out by a YouTuber revealed that the iPhone XS Max can outlast most rival flagship phones when it comes to battery life. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The test was conducted by YouTuber MrWhoseTheBoss, where four phones were tested for battery life. The test included Apple's iPhone XS Max, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL and the Sony Xperia XZ3. To put things into perspective, the iPhone XS Max has a 3,174 mAh battery which was revealed from a regulatory filing. It is smaller than the smartphones it was put against, as the Galaxy Note 9 has a 4,000 mAh battery, the Pixel 3 XL has a 3,430 mAh battery and the Xperia XZ3 has a 3,300 mAh battery. © YouTube Even though the iPhone XS Max has a smaller battery life, it still managed to last longer than all of the other smartphones in question. In the test, all four phones ran a series of applications and games that would simulate everyday use on the smartphones. It was revealed that the Sony XZ3 was the first to die in a matter of three hours. Google Pixel 3 XL managed to survive for five hours and 20 minutes at which point the iPhone XS Max still had 11 per cent left. The Note 9 managed to last the longest at six hours and three minutes while the iPhone XS Max managed to last a few minutes longer. © YouTube It is worthy to point out that the Note 9 is capable of lasting longer than the iPhone XS Max only when the resolution is kept at default settings. The iPhone XS Max runs at a resolution of 2688×1242 which is higher than the Galaxy Note 9 (1080p). In order to run a fair test, the YouTuber cranked up the Galaxy Note 9's resolution to the maximum i.e. 2960×1440 to replicate similar testing conditions. If you're interested to watch the test for yourself, you can always check out the video by MrWhoseTheBoss below:
  17. Now that Apple has made the switch to OLED screens on their flagship devices, Samsung and Apple compete for the top spot when it comes to screen quality. Earlier, Apple would only use LCD screens for their devices and rule their category while Samsung would rule the OLED category. Since the iPhone X, Apple and Samsung have been battling it out for the DisplayMate title of the best smartphone display. © Reuters The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have defeated the Galaxy Note 9 for the DisplayMate throne a month after it was awarded to Samsung. Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy devices compete for the top spot while other OEMs have managed to also get the top spot. Having said that, in recent years, the top spot has only been contested by Samsung and Apple. The iPhone XS Max's screen has made a major improvement over Apple's first OLED device i.e. the iPhone X. DisplayMate grades a smartphones colour accuracy and classified the iPhone XS Max as “Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect” and gave it a score of 0.8 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Differences). It was given using the DCI-P3 colour gamut that is used for 4K UHD TVs. The iPhone XS Max also has one of the lowest reflectance scores at 4.7%. © Apple When compared to the Galaxy Note 9, the devices scored 0.5 JNCD colour accuracy. Even the brightness on the iPhone XS Max was higher as it scored 725 nits on the home screen. The Galaxy Note 9 scored only 710 nits under special circumstances and settings. Having said that, the Galaxy Note 9 still has a better score when it comes to screen reflectance and has a score of 4.4%.
  18. The Note 7 debacle has scarred the company forever, and even though they did manage to put it behind them, a recent report has reignited the fear of an exploding battery. Since the Note 7, Samsung has managed to launch spectacularly good four flagships, but even a remote incident is enough to spark rumours and fear mongering. The Galaxy Note 9 of a New Yorker has been reported to have burst into flames in her purse. The lady who goes by Diane Chung, a Long Island resident, and an estate agent, reported that the phone was very hot while she was using it on September 3 in an elevator. © Reddit Chung in her lawsuit claims that her Galaxy Note 9 unit became "extremely hot" while using it and she quickly kept it in her purse. Soon after, she heard "a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke" pouring from her purse, New York Post reports. The phone didn't stop smoking until she was off the elevator and a person nearby grabbed the mobile device with a cloth and dipped it into a bucket of water, the suit alleges. © YouTube Following the incident, Chung has filed a lawsuit in the Queens Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages. She is also seeking a restraining order that will bar Samsung from selling the Galaxy Note 9. This is the first time we are hearing of the Note 9 catching fire. In fact, the last few flagships have all managed to keep themselves away from fire-related incidents. Samsung is currently investigating the incident, and the chances of a restraining order being imposed are slim as this could be an end-user initiated incident as well. © Samsung The Note 9 has a 4000mAh battery, up from the Note 8's 3300mAh. Overall, the phone has received a positive response and the ongoing few months are crucial for sales as the new iPhones have been recently announced and the holiday season is soon to come. Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh had earlier stressed that the "battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever. Users do not have to worry about the batteries anymore." The company has also said that the Note 9 comes with multi-step 'battery safety check', ensuring that the phone would 'absolutely not' catch fire. Source: The New York Post
  19. It happens quite often that a good series keep us hooked for a couple of seasons and then, its quality start degrading. But we still watch it as loyal viewers as we want to see how it ends. Here are 5 such series which got us gripped in the beginning but ended on a sour note: 1. Lost No series could develop the suspense like this one did. And no series could screw up the suspense like this one did either. Perhaps it was the fault of the network. They didn't want this money-making machine to stop, which apparently spoiled the storyline and suspense towards the last couple of seasons. The beginning was amazingly good. A bunch of strangers got stuck on an island which isn't visible to the outside world. It had a story, it had good characters and it had suspense. But they couldn't keep up towards the end and ended the series on a below-par note with a shitty finale. 2. How I Met Your Mother When the series premiered, it was funny! There was character depth, the jokes were good, and Robin was beautifully feisty. And then, they dragged the characters and the story till they just fell flat. I don't know what happened, but Robin wasn't...Robin after the first few seasons. They also managed to turn Barney Stinson from a playboy to a man desperate to sleep with women. The Marshall-Lilly couple became rather annoying and good old Ted became a poor soul. Well, he always was a poor soul actually but the writers made him even sadder. In short, the series lost its charm after the 5th season, to say the least. 3. Heroes A bunch of never-seen-before superheroes and supervillains fighting against each other is a great TV series concept. 'Heroes' was based on the same and had a great first two seasons. The makers should have ended it on a good note but they decided to drag the series further. It somehow seemed that the storyline was going in a loop, if not reverse. It seemed like the same stuff was happening in every episode and nothing was actually getting solved. They just couldn't wrap up the series on a high note. 4. Prison Break As much as I hate to admit it, but the show wasn't the same after the first two seasons. It was clearly seen that they're dragging the show just because the viewers wanted to, despite the bad storyline in the last seasons. They should have stuck to the name and should have shown a prison break instead of whatever the hell they did. A man goes in jail with a cool tattoo of blueprints, finds a way to escape, makes a pretty prison doctor fall in love with him, breaks his wrongly accused brother out, clears his name, the end. Would have been perfect! 5. The Vampire Diaries For the first few seasons, every episode of the series ended like a finale. It was one of the best thrillers I had ever watched. And then, they went overboard with it and started screwing up roughly after the fifth season. Anything and everything was happening in the show after the fifth season. People dying, people coming back, people half dead, half back, and what not! The ending of the show was also not that great. The only thing that made the show entertaining was Damon's recklessness. Yet, most of us stuck to it and watched till it got over for good. Were you as disappointed as I was?
  20. Samsung announced the brand new Galaxy Note 9 a few weeks ago and we got our hands on the smartphone before the official Indian launch. The Indian variant of the smartphone has a few key differences from the international variant even though the end product is almost similar. It offers blistering performance, has a giant battery and has a brand new accessory i.e. the all-new S-Pen. The Galaxy Note 9 retails in India for Rs 67,900 for the 128GB/6GB RAM variant and will be available for customers soon. Before you decide to buy Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, here's our opinion about the phone. Design Language, Display And Other Features © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia The Galaxy Note 9 is essentially a refined version of the Note 8 with a slightly larger screen and a more polished body. Samsung has now moved the fingerprint sensor right below the dual camera sensors which makes it easier for a user to access the biometric unlocking system. It has a beautiful 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display which follows a similar infinity design as its previous iteration. Samsung will make the Note 9 available in three colours in India i.e. Grey, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. We got the Ocean Blue variant for our review and is probably our favourite colour from the lot. I also love the new yellow S Pen which looks quite slick and the striking colour sure makes it stand out. Samsung has also included a 3.5mm jack for audiophiles like me which means I can use my wired headsets with ease. Samsung also supports the Gear Icon X if you are looking for a seamless wireless Bluetooth headphone experience. The Gear Icon X connects automatically without any hassle and removes the frustrating task of pairing your devices. Samsung also includes wired AKG earbuds in the retail box which is quite good for moderate listening. © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia Samsung also didn't forget about including a Bixby button on the left side which can be turned off if you don't have any use for it. What sucks is that you cannot map it to Alexa or Google Assistant which can be a bit annoying. The Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display which has broken all sorts of records, thanks to its quality. The screen is a dream to watch content on and is basically the best Netflix experience we've had on a smartphone. The display has a resolution of 2960x1440-pixels and has a pixel density of 516. The display shows off accurate and vibrant colours when we used it to watch 'Avengers: Infinity War' on the smartphone; albeit, a little over saturated at times. You can always change the colour reproduction according to your preference in the display settings. The All New S Pen © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia The all-new S Pen now has its own Bluetooth radio and compactor which enables it to be used as a remote control for various purposes. The S Pen can now be used to control the camera if you have it installed on a tripod or aren't near your device. You can long hold the button to launch the camera, double tap the button to switch between cameras and tap the button once to take a picture. You can do all these actions without ever having to touch the phone. © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia You can even use the S Pen for controlling music, the picture gallery, certain apps like YouTube and use it to give presentations. The capacitor on board is used to fully charge its stylus in 40 seconds and can last for about 200 clicks or 30 minutes. If your S Pen runs out of battery, the Note 9 will notify you on your screen and will continue to function as a regular S Pen sans the additional features. Performance © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia The Note 9 has Samsung's proprietary Exynos 9810 chipset under the hood and is fast enough to run easy duty games like Fornite, PUBG and others. During our tests, Geekbench gave us a multi-score of 8806 with is a massive upgrade from last year's Note 8. The single-core score was also quite impressive as the Note 9 managed to give us a score of 2190. Our review unit has 6GB of RAM which is good enough for people who like to use the phone for moderate usage. While the smartphone works like a charm without any lag in daily usage, we did notice frequent cases of over-heating while playing Fortnite. In terms of battery performance, Samsung has finally included a massive battery following the Note 7 fiasco two years ago. The company opted to play it safe ever since; however, we now finally have a Note device with a massive battery. At first, the Note 9 battery did perform well and managed to last an entire full day with moderate use. However, we did notice the battery health deplete over time. Fast charging also works as advertised as we managed to charge the phone to 70% in about 60 minutes. Camera Performance © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia If you love photography and want to capture some amazing shots from a smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 should be on your radar. The cameras on the Galaxy Note 9 takes better photos in low light and also uses AI to improve your photos. The Galaxy Note 9 has a dual 12MP rear camera that uses variable-aperture technology to switch between a f/1.5 aperture for low-light photography and a f/2.4 aperture for normal photos. The secondary lens also supports 2x optical zoom that results in sharp telephoto pictures. Both lenses have optical image stabilisation (OIS) which helps in taking better and stable videos. In terms of picture quality, the Note 9 performed exceptionally well apart from a few noise-filled night shots taken by the telephoto lens. Apart from that, the camera performed well in all our tests including a very accurate portrait mode. Here are a few sample shots: Shots taken using the #GalaxyNote9 A post shared by Akshay Bhalla / Høax (@editorinchief) on Aug 19, 2018 at 11:40pm PDT The Final Say The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a few incremental upgrades that may not be impressive for everyone. Sure, the new S Pen is neat and it has a bigger battery, but will it be enough for anyone to upgrade? It performs fairly well aside from a few overheating issues. As of now, I can only see people with an older Samsung Note device upgrading or if you are a hardcore Galaxy Note fan.
  21. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is here, and it is definitely the fastest and most productive Samsung phone ever. Samsung's Note series has always been known for its S Pen stylus, and every year the company goes on adding a host of ultra-productive features. The capabilities of the S Pen are infinite--right from taking quick notes to using it as a remote, this single stylus has made Note series among the top-selling worldwide. With the Note 9, Samsung has drastically changed how the S Pen works. It now has its own battery, can perform a lot more than air commands, and runs on Bluetooth LE now. Here's our list of tips and tricks you should know to squeeze the most out the tiny stylus. 1. Unlock Your Phone Via The S Pen © Samsung While the Note 9 has an array of unlocking methods, the new S Pen can also unlock your phone with just a click. To enable the feature, go to Settings > Advanced features > S Pen > Unlock with S Pen remote and select "Unlock with S Pen remote." This will come in very handy when you're in a presentation and need to unlock the phone quickly. Coming to presentations, the S Pen also comes with remote capabilities, but more on that in the next point. 2. Remote Capabilities © Samsung Like I said earlier, the Note 9 S Pen has its own battery and it charges automatically when you push it in. This battery enables the stylus to act like a remote control, you can control multiple functions of an app via the stylus now. For example, you can use the S Pen as a camera shutter or use it to change slides in a presentation. For now, the remote functionality is supported by the Camera, Gallery, Media, Chrome, Home Office Editor, and Snapchat. 3. Screen Off Memo This feature is available since the Note 7 and makes use of Samsung's expertise in AMOLED displays. With Off Screen Memo, as soon as you remove the S Pen from its slot, the phone provides a black screen to write on. It's perfect for last minute lists, capturing your thoughts or making notes at a work event. AMOLED displays don't require a constant backlight, hence only the pixels you write on are consuming power. Not only is this option quick, but also saves a lot of power. Everything you note down is saved in Samsung's Note app for you to share or edit later on. 4. Magnifying Glass © YouTube As soon as you remove the S Pen, the air commands menu shows up. Just select the icon with the S Pen, and a rounded-off square that occupies a small box in the screen appears. If you aim the tip of the pen at the area you want to magnify, it shows up in that square. At any time, you can change the magnification between 1.5- to 3X. 5. Customise Air Commands © Samsung Air command is the interface that pops-up for you to tap with the S Pen. To customise this, open Air command and tap the settings cog that appears in the opposite corner. Here you can change the shortcuts, launch any app you have on your phone, or add in the useful Glance feature that's not included as standard. If you have the S Pen in hand, but the Air command icon has vanished or you've turned it off, just press the button on the S Pen as you approach the display. 6. Live Messages © TechRadar Live messages are animated GIFs that record and replay your pen strokes in real time for up to 15 seconds. There's also options for changing how thick the lines are, and a choice of colors. To access live messages, simply take the S Pen out from the device, hit the grey pen icon that pops up, and select “live message.” 7. Translate Via The S Pen There's also a translate option for S Pen. From Air Command select "translate" and go to your mysterious language text and hover over what you want translating. Using the control at the top you can select either a single word or entire paragraphs.
  22. Even though we've seen everything about the Galaxy Note 9 thanks to a collection of leaks in the past few weeks, Samsung announced their flagship smartphone today. The South Korean company announced the Galaxy Note 9 in New York today and here's what the smartphone is all about. Specifications And Features (c) Samsung The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch (16.26 cm) QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Currently, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 out of the box and will be getting support for Android Pie sometime later in the year. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC in the United States; however, India will be getting a variant with the Exynos 9820 processor. The processor is clocked at 1.9 GHz and is paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. In terms of battery, the smartphone is outfitted with a 4,000 mAh battery and is expected to last longer than its predecessor. The battery can be charged wireless and also supports quick charging. The smartphone is also outfitted with a fingerprint sensor at the back and has the additional feature of IRIS scanning. In terms of internal storage, the smartphone will come in two variants i.e. 128GB (6GB RAM) and 512 GB (8GB RAM). Internal storage can also be expanded to 1TB, thanks to the new microSD slot. Camera (c) Samsung The Galaxy Note 9 has a dual camera setup at the rear, both being 12-megapixel sensors. The primary sensor has a variable aperture of f/1.5-2.4 (1.4µm), optical image stabilisation and has dual pixel phase detection autofocus. The secondary camera has an aperture of f/2.4 and supports 2x optical zoom. The dual camera setup can also take portrait images that give a blur effect behind a subject. The camera is capable of taking videos at different speeds and frame rate, i.e. 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, and also features dual-video recording. The All New S Pen (c) Samsung The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a brand new S Pen that does more than just being a stylus. The new S Pen is powered by Bluetooth and has a button for additional functionality. For example, the S Pen button can be used to play/pause music and can also be used to control the camera. The S Pen will flip the phone's camera with a double tap of the button. It can even take pictures for you without ever touching the phone. The S Pen can also be used to give presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint The S Pen will work for 30 minutes after 40 seconds of charging which is remarkable considering it has Bluetooth support. Additional Features (c) Samsung Samsung has also refined the AR Emoji feature on the smartphone that is now capable of detecting facial expressions with more accuracy. In other features, the Galaxy Note 9 also has better support Samsung DeX, which will transform the smartphone into a full-blown PC when connected via the special dock. Pricing And Other Details (c) Samsung The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will retail for $1000 (128GB) and $1250 (8GB + 512GB). The smartphone will launch in four colours i.e. blue, brown, black, lavender and grey. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch in India later this month and we will be right there with you to give you the news.
  23. The Galaxy Note 9 launch is right around the corner and it seems like we can finally get a good glimpse of the upcoming smartphone. However, Samsung New Zealand put up the official intro video of the Galaxy Note 9 by accident, and we got to see the smartphone in all its glory. © Twitter The video was put on YouTube by mistake, which reveals the phone and the S Pen. The video shows off the blue variant with the gold/yellow S Pen. The video also tells us that the smartphone will come in a 512GB internal storage variant and can be further expanded by another 512GB via the microSD slot. This will make the smartphone capable of storing 1TB of data. As of now, it is not completely clear whether this variant will have 8GB of RAM, even though it looks likely. The video does not mention Bluetooth connectivity for the S Pen, as the video only shows us the stylus' ability to write on the display even when the phone is locked. © YouTube The Galaxy Note 9 announcement is only six days away and we know almost everything about the smartphone that is about to launch. Of course, this ruins Samsung's plans to surprise us with the new flagship device, however, one can never predict what the company has in store for its fans. The video was obviously taken down by the company, however, you can a look at a re-uploaded video below:
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