The dual-sim Vivo Z1 Pro boasts a 6.44″ screen, with a 91.3% screen to body ratio. It has a super AMOLED display low brightness anti-flicker technology. Operating on Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, fun-touch OS 9 it comes in 3 Variants i.e. 4GB RAM 64GB storage, 6GB RAM 64GB storage, 6GB RAM 128GB storage. It has a 5000mAh battery, with dual-engine fast charging. An all quad rear camera (48MP, 8MP, 2MP,2MP) & 32MP front camera, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back & has the face unlock feature as well. The Vivo team has come up with a Voice changer feature, which allows you to talk to your teammates in different voices, while gaming.
- The camera performs quite well lending the pictures good color, contrast & detail.
- It features a super night mode, that brings out great pictures at night.
- It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor, which makes the phone run smoothly.
- At 201gms, it’s certainly bulky.
- The fun-touch OS has a heavy iOS influence & it takes quite a bit to get used to for previous android users as well.
- The charging speed is slow, even with the fast charger that comes with the phone.
- Although it has a glossy side finish, the phone is entirely made out of plastic.
Running on an Octa-core SOC processor with a full-HD IPS LCD display, corning gorilla glass 5, 4500mAh battery & Android 9.0, the dual-sim Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in 4 variants i.e. 64GB storage – 6GB RAM, 128GB storage – 6GB RAM, 128GB storage – 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – 8GB RAM. It features a quad-camera (64MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP) & 20 MP front camera. As with the other phones in this segment, it has a rear fingerprint scanner.
- It’s the first device to incorporate the 64MP camera sensor, with native pixel binning technology.
- The RAM management is quite good & it performs without any lag even when playing games with high-quality graphics.
- The battery performance is exceptionally well & lasts up to 3 days with light usage.
- At 200gms, the phone is on the heavier side & thus a bit difficult to operate.
- With the quad-camera, the phone wobbles when the phone is lying flat on its back.
- Also, the fingerprint sensor placed under the camera is difficult to reach & takes getting used to.
- The video quality, even in outdoor lighting is not at par.
- With the bottom-firing loudspeaker, the sound output is low.
The MI A3 features a sandwich design i.e. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back, as well as on the camera module. This dual-sim phone has a triple camera setup (48MP, 8MP, 2MP), & 32MP front camera, but unlike other phones in this segment, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner with face unlock as well. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. The phone has a super AMOLED display & runs on 4030mAh battery, comes with a 10W charger. It comes in 3 variations i.e. 64GB storage – 4GB RAM, 128GB storage – 4GB RAM, 128GB storage – 6GB RAM.
- Since there is no bloatware pre-installed, there are no spam notifications.
- Good battery backup.
- The camera performs well even in low light settings.
- The software- The Android One has a clean user interface.
- Though the phone supports 18W charging, it comes with a 10W charger.
- Even with a super AMOLED panel, it has pixelation issues & low – resolution display
- The camera is too slow to focus at times.
- The fingerprint scanner is not on par.
The recently launched ‘Quad Camera speedster Realme 5 PRO has a lot to offer. With a rear quad camera (48MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP) & a 16MP front camera, it runs on an Octa-Core processor, comes with Android v9.0(Pie). It runs on a 4025mAh battery, with a VOOC v3.0 quick charger. Similar to Samsung Galaxy M30, the fingerprint scanner is placed in the rear. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass v3 & IPS LCD display & the brand claims a 90.6% screen to body ratio. It has 3 RAM models i.e. 4GB, 6GB and 8GB paired with 64GB &128GB internal storage.
- It has a metallic sheen to its polycarbonate body & doesn’t feel bulky or slippery.
- The quad-camera is positioned well & does not wobble at all, as is the case with other mobile phones with quad camera.
- The brand claims a 90.6% screen to body ratio.
- The face unlock feature can be used to unlock several apps as well.
- Although the camera delivers a pretty detailed picture, the camera app itself is a bit tricky to use.
- It doesn’t come with earphones.
- The software is an imitation of iOS, the company needs to come up with its own software.
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The new Samsung Galaxy M30 comes with a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, triple rear camera (13MP, 5MP, 5MP) & 16MP Selfie camera. Along with a powerful 5000mAh battery, comes a USB C fast charger. The phone runs on a Samsung EXYNOS 7904 processor, Android 8.1 with an Octa-core CPU. Its comes in 3 variations i.e. 32GB storage – 3GB RAM, 64GB Storage – 4GB RAM, 128GB storage – 6GB RAM. With a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, it has a face unlock feature as well.
- Even with a triple rear camera, the phone is light with smooth edges, slim and easy to hold.
- The AMOLED display is sharp, with good viewing angles.
- The triple rear camera churns out vibrant pictures with good details. Even when shooting against the light, it managed good separation between the subject & background.
- The battery life is good.
- It has a new chat over the video feature, which lets you reply to notification while watching a video in a pop-up window.
- The fingerprint scanner is placed higher, which makes it a little uncomfortable to reach.
- Even with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Dolby Atmos sound, the sound output is low.
- Although the display is sharp & vibrant, the body is made of plastic which looks cheap.
- Slow Face Unlock.
- The mobile phone heats up after a while when playing high-quality games.
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