In recent years we saw a trend of expensive and bigger smartphones being manufactured by smartphone companies but now companies are moving back to more affordable devices. Smartphone users are becoming more smart and deliberate with their purchase choice now and choose features over brand names. Chinese smartphone manufacturers have played a great role when it comes to introducing affordable smartphones with premium-like features. OnePlus has always been a leading name in the affordable category - including the OnePlus 8. Now, big names like Samsung and Apple are following the trend and coming up with more affordable versions of their phones.
If you think that a cheaper phone is of less quality, think again. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8 come with the same Snapdragon 865 processor. Galaxy S20 FE has 6GB RAM whereas the latter has 8GB RAM. But surprisingly, the OnePlus 8 cost less than S20 FE. It's just not the processing power, but the OnePlus 8 offers a better software experience too. It runs on the light Oxygen OS that is optimized to deliver a faster and smoother user experience. You can also choose to customize the look and feel according to your personal preference to match your style.
OnePlus 8 is a light and thin smartphone, specifically designed for people who prefer beautiful phones. The phone supports 30w wrap charging, which can do a full charge in just 30 minutes. The phone has slightly slimmer bezels and a punch-hole camera on the top-left side. As per camera, the phone features a 48-megapixel as a primary camera, 16-megapixel, and a 2-megapixel camera sensor. OnePlus 8 is available as low as $599 and eligible Verizon users can get the OnePlus 8 as low as $10 a month. The phone has a premium glass finish that makes it a really stylish phone to keep in hand. So, what do you prefer on a phone? Its brand name, features, or price tag? Do let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Samsung Galaxy M12 is due to an exceptional release next year, but the phone is already making waves in the tech industry due to its exceptional features that include a 7,000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy M12 is going to have the same battery as the M51. The phone belongs to the budget-category phone series and even fell into the entry-level in the category as well.
Recently, we have seen a leaked video uploaded by onLeaks, that is supposed to showcase the 360 views of the Galaxy M12. They had uploaded the graphical renders earlier and now they have come up with a short video that shows M12 from different angles. Due to the angles, the video was shot from, you can easily see a two-texture rear side that reflects light.
The Galaxy M12 will be 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, a fraction narrower and thinner than the M51's 163.9 x 76.3 x 9.5 mm. Like it, it will have a plastic frame, which will help keep the weight down (but we're probably still looking at 200+ grams phones). As per rumors, the device will have a 6.5-inch diagonal display screen. The tech giant is working on two different models - one would be the global version and the one will target more of the Indian market.
Samsung Galaxy M12, as per leaks, has the waterdrop style notch to feature the front camera. On the rear side, the phone has a square model that comprises four sensors and a flash. The phone contains a side-mounted fingerprint sensor whereas Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has an in-display fingerprint sensor. There would be a speaker grille and a 3.5mm audio jack that sits alongside the charging port. According to reports, we can expect the phone to be released somewhere in the first quarter of 2021.
Smartphone manufacturers are paying special attention to the affordable category due to immense competition from Chinese mobile phone manufacturers. There are plenty of entry-level smartphones that were launched this year, and we have concluded a list of the best 5 smartphones for budget-conscious consumers.
Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung is known as a best rival of the most expensive smartphone manufacturer - Apple, But this year, the company has introduced a few value-for-money smartphones. The top mobile phone on our list is Samsung M01 that comes with 5.7-inch PLS IPS HD display. The device has a 13MP primary and 2MP depth camera. Meanwhile, the front camera uses a 5MP camera sensor. It is available in India for Rs. 5,999.
Another phone on our list is by Xiaomi. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and is available in 2/3GB RAM variants with 32GB/64GB internal storage. The phone has an 8MP front camera. Redmi 8A dual features a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display. The phone has a 5,000mAh with 18W charging that is good enough for a medium-range smartphone. The phone is available from Rs. 7,999 for 3GB RAM and 64B storage.
Realme's affordable smartphone Realme C11 comes with dual-rear camera with 13MP primary sensor and a single 5MP camera sensor for front photoshoot. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery but has slow charging of 10W. The phone is available in two variants - 2GB/3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The device is available in India for just Rs. 7,849.
Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus is another useful device that comes with a MediaTek Helio A25 SoC, 3GB RAM, and 32G internal storage. The device features a big 6.82 inch LCD display with 720x1640 pixel resolution. The phone has a dual-rear camera with 13MP primary camera and another depth sensor of 2MP. The front camera housing features an 8MP sensor. You can purchase the phone in India for Rs. 7,999.
Google Pixel 4a
The last but not the least phone on our list is by Google. The Pixel 4 runs on Android 10 and is powered by Qualcomm SDB730. The phone features 5.81-inches with 1080x2340 resolution. The phone features a 12MP camera with LED flash, Auto-HDR, and panorama effect. The phone has an 8MP selfie camera. You can shoot a 4K video at 30fps and HD video up to 120fps. The phone has 3,140mAh non-removable battery that comes with fast 18W fast charging. The phone is available in just black and bearley blue colors.
For two years, smartphone manufacturers have realized the importance of budget-friendly phones. They know that this is the category they need to win over. And now Xiaomi is looking to prepare more affordable smartphones for the market. The Mi 11 series has regular and flagship smartphones but the upcoming model might be the more affordable variant and might not have the 5G connectivity support to lower down the cost. The phone was recently listed on the FCC website with model number M2101K9AG. Bloggers at XDA Developers have reported that the phone will be called the Mi 11 lite.
According to the FCC listing, the Mi 11 Lite will feature a 4,150mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The phone will have 6GB RAM and two different configurations for internal storage - 64GB and 128BG. Another report suggests that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 732G processing chip. XDA reports further that the Mi 11 Lite is codenamed Corbet and as per another leak it will be powered by the Snapdragon SM7150 platform. This means that the device could have either Snapdragon 730, 730G, or 732G processor. The same device may be launched as another Poco device as another leak suggests that the Courbet is a codename for Poco F2. If something like this happens, it won't come as a surprise as a few Poco devices have already been rebranded or repacked as Xiaomi smartphones.
The main selling point for this device would be it is low-cost but producing a phone without 5G in 2021 seems strange to many users. It is also possible that the company has decided to come up with two smartphone variants with 4G and 5G network as the ancestor Mi 10 lite was a 5G capable phone. The device is rumored to feature a 64MP as the primary camera lens, a 16MP camera sensor for the front camera, and a 120Hz display. The device will run the Android 11 operating system out of the box and will be available in blue and black colors.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 series was launched in the Chinese market in the first quarter of this year. The series comprises two flagship smartphones - Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition. Xiaomi is one of the most reliable mobile phone manufacturers and you can expect a quality product from them even when the price suddenly gets some cut. The Giztop, China's one of the most popular e-retailers, is offering Xiaomi Redmi K30 pro for a considerably lower price. The phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that was sold at $549, but you can get almost $100 discount at Giztop.
Another variant comes with 8GB RAM and offers the same 128GB internal storage. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with 1080x2400 pixels and weighs only 218g. The phone has a Gorilla Glass 5 front and back with an aluminum frame that gives it an elegant look. The device has support for Dual-SIM. The super AMOLED touchscreen can show 16M colors. The phone comes with an Android 10 operating system out of the box and powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865.
The phone has a quad-camera system with a 64MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary telephoto macro camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth camera lens. For the front photography, a 20M pop-up camera capture self-portraits and video calling. The phone has a massive 4,700mAh battery and runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Phantom white, electric purple, cyber gray.
Xiaomi has released four premium smartphones with 108MP primary cameras. These four phones are the Mi 10, Mi 10 pro, Mi Note 10, and Mi 10T pro, all of which are expensive smartphones. However, the company is releasing an affordable phone with a super high-resolution camera sensor too. The leaks come directly from the reliable leaker Digital Chat station on Weibo, who posted about the upcoming smartphone J17, which features a 108MP primary camera and another sensor paired with a telephoto macro lens.
The recent Xiaomi Mi 10T has the codename J3 and most Xiaomi have codes beginning with J, so J17 is likely a phone from the company. Other rumors suggest that we may see Redmi Note 10 early next year. Redmi is Xiamoi's affordable smartphone series and in many countries it competes with another affordable smartphone - Motorola's Moto G line. Xiaomi usually introduces new technologies in its Mi series before bringing it to Redmi series.
So far, Redmi series have the high-resolution camera sensor up to 64MP, so 108MP would be a big jump. This would be the first affordable phone to feature such a high-resolution camera. Perhaps the upcoming phone the leaks hints at is the Xiaomi Mi Note 11, an unconfirmed follow-up to the Mi Note 10.
108MP camera seems to be a hot selling point for premium smartphones this year. We have seen a high-resolution camera up to 108MP in the past 12 months or so, including the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra. But all of these phones were expensive and not something everyone could afford. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra was nearly over $1,000 which is an insane price tag.
Now, we leak by a reputable leaker with username ‘digital chat station' on Weibo social network that is surprisingly pleasant. According to him, the first 108MP Redmi phone is in the last phases of the manufacturing process and we might have it soon. He further added that it's part of three new upcoming Redmi Note 9 series devices that are expected in mid-November rather than a Redmi Note 10 series.
According to him, the phone will feature a Samsung Isocell HM2 sensor. This is a new 108MP camera sensor from the company and features a 0.7-micron pixel with a 1/1.52 inch sensor size - slightly smaller in both categories than the company's earlier 108MP camera sensors. The HM2 still features new binding technology, combining data from nine adjacent pixels into one for a crisper and cleaner image.
This isn't the first time we have such a leak, as the earlier leaks suggest that a phone called J17 by Redmi might have a 108MP camera and a telephoto macro camera. The "J17" lines up with a Xiaomi device with model number M2007J17C/M2007J17G that was previously spotted on certification websites and could offer 33W charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro max is currently one of the most popular high-end devices in India. So, if the new phone fall in the budget-category, we could be looking at the cheapest 108MP phone.
The Redmi K series has already established itself as one of the budget-friendly smartphone series with almost premium-like features. The K series span from a mid-range device to the more expensive one. Now, recently, Redmi has come up with the K40 series and we are actually going through the good and bad in these three smartphones.
We have the Redmi K40, K40 pro, and the K40 Pro Plus in the series. The three phones may vary in prices and specs but they also share some common specs as well. All three phones in the K40 series are equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED display screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, with Redmi claiming the A+ rating for the display from DisplayMate.
All of these phones are also powered with a 4,520mAh battery with 33W wired charging and a 20M selfie camera that is center-mounted in a punch-hole cutout. These three phones also shared the microphone for audio capabilities, dual stereo speaker, and IP53 rating for water resistance. All of these phones are available in black, white, and fantasy colors.
The Redmi K40 Pro Plus features a 108MP triple rear camera system with a 108MP primary camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telephoto macro shooter. The K40 Pro features a 64MP primary camera along with the other two cameras same as K40 Pro Plus. The standard K40 offers a 48MP primary camera whereas the rest of the camera system is the same. The Redmi K40 offers is powered by Snapdragon 870 processing chip. It is not the latest chip but fast enough to deliver power for video games and a desired smooth visual experience.
Redmi K40 Pro and Pro Plus features a Snapdragon 888 processor along with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Redmi K40 Pro Plus, which is only available in a 12GB/256GB model. Redmi K40 Pro starts at 2,799 yuan (~$434) for the 6GB/128GB option, 2,999 yuan (~$465) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and 3,299 yuan (~$511) for the 8GB/256GB version. The standard Redmi K40 will set you back 1,999 yuan (~$310) for the 6GB/128GB model, 2,199 yuan (~$341) for the 8GB/128GB variant, 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 8GB/256GB tier, and 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 12GB/256GB device.
Realme announced its latest smartphone which can be classified based on its price as a mid-range smartphone but it has a feature that not even flagship smartphone has. Realme is bringing its new smartphone Realme X3 superZoom this week in Europe. The phone's main selling point is its 60x zoom camera system. While the primary focus is on its camera specs, other hardware specs are pretty good too.
It features a previous year's 855+ processor, which is considered quite powerful for this year smartphone. It has 128G RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The phone isn't also 5G capable as the older chip doesn't support 5G connectivity. The company has made it clear that they are looking for high-end features at a low cost and not necessarily the latest hardware.
The Realm X3 superZoom camera is special with its 8MP f3.4 telephoto camera with OIS that supports 5x optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. The primary camera module features a 64MP high-resolution lens along with another 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro camera. As for the front camera, you get a large 32MP primary shooter paired with an 8MP wide-angle shooter for selfies. As the phone is camera-centric, it comes with a large 4,200mAh battery so you can take pictures all day long without needing it to recharge it several times a day. It also supports 30W fast charging.
The Realme X3 superZoom uses a dense plastic frame with a glass body on the backside. The phone is available in Arctic White and silverfish-color that gives the phone a very elegant look. The matte-like finish also ensures that the back is not a fingerprint magnet. The rear camera, which protrudes a bit from the body, consists of four cameras - in line with other Realme higher-end devices.
In recent years, mobile phone companies are focusing on promoting their series, aiming to offer different models of the same smartphones at different price tags. Along with Apple, other smartphones are releasing regular and pro models of the phone. Vivo has already launched the Pro models of its smartphones but now the first time, Vivo has come up with a special edition or SE with the launch of Vivo V20 earlier this month. The smartphone is placed below last month's regular model of Vivo V20 with modest hardware specs while playing big on design and camera.
The Vivo V20 SE is going to cost you Rs. 20,999 which makes it a direct rival of Poco X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Realme 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M51, and even the Vivo V20. The phone looks great just like the other phones in the series. The V20 SE features a plastic body and a mirror-like rear panel which is way too reflective and looks expensive. This also makes the rear a fingerprint magnet. The smartphone comes in two color options - Gravity black and Aquamarine Green. The Vivo V20 SE back panel houses a triple camera setup within a thin module.
You get two physical buttons for power and volume rocker on the right side of the phone. The SIM tray slides on the top and a 3.5mm headphone jack rests at the bottom part of the phone. When it comes to color variations and brightness, the SE didn't compromise a good and did a great job in both areas. The display is sharp and bright. Although there isn't much configuration option for display refresh rate.
The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset processor, which is usually found in low-priced smartphones in 2020. The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further extended to 1TB using a microSD card. With this smartphone, Vivo isn't surely promising you a powerful phone but it is one of the smartphones available in the market that does what it is supposed to do.
The phone has a triple rear camera system with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera sensor. The phone is powered by a 4,100mAh battery bundled with a 33W flash charge charger.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G is an affordable Android smartphone with a very good specs that matches any mid-range device that is currently in the market that will only cost you as low as ($79.99). DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box, so you won't need any extra updates.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G packs a 64bit Quad-Core CPU with 2GB Ram so there is no worries in terms of performance, it also has a 5.0-inch IPS Full HD screen (1920 x 1080) and a 16GB internal memory storage.
As for the Design, the DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G has a very stylish modern curved design, Prue Android UI, many colors and styles. For better User experience, the device packs smart gestures, like you can double tap to wake the device up and unlock it without reaching to the power button.
DOOGEE X5 Pro 4G Specification:
Type: 4G Smartphone
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
System Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Thai, Greek, Ukrainian, Croatian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card
CPU: MTK6735 64bit
Cores: Quad Core
RAM: 2GB RAM
External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GSM, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen type: IPS
Screen size: 5.0 inch
Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back-camera : 5.0MP (SW8.0MP)
Front camera: 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
Camera Functions: HDR, Face Beauty, Anti Shake
Video recording: Yes
Picture format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Music format: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC
Video format: WMV, 3GP, AVI, MP4
MS Office format: Excel, Word, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK
I/O Interface: 3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB Slot
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features: E-book, FM, MP3, Video Call, MP4, Bluetooth, People, GPS, 3G, Gravity Sensing, Browser, Wi-Fi
Battery Capacity (mAh): 2400mAh
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
English Manual : 1
Product size: 14.3 x 7.22 x 0.88 cm / 5.62 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches
Package size: 18 x 12 x 6 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.130 kg
Package weight: 0.500 kg
Nokia has come back with some really affordable yet feature-rich smartphones in the market. In an event in India, Nokia unveiled it the Nokia 2.2 which will be the cheapest smartphone right now that comes with Android One out of the box. While the Nokia is available at only 99 euro in the European countries, it has price tag of 6999 Indian Rupees in India. At first, it sound like an entry-level smartphone with not so much to offer but it in real it is quite opposite in fact. The display is 5.71-inch large with a water drop notch on the top. The display has high brightness which gives you a very vivid and sharp colors. The bezels around the display is quite thick but at this price who really cares about the bezels.
The device has a removable polycarbonate back cover with a reflective finish that gives it an attractive appearance. Another highlight of the Nokia 2.2 is a separate button for Google Assistant. Nokia 2.2 is powered with a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 Soc. It comes in two models - 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It doesn't have any fingerprint scanner but features face unlock ability. The battery is removable and has 3,000mAh capacity. It has 13MP camera lens on the rear side with flash, and house a 5MP camera at the front side for taking selfies. It can shoot video at 1080p which is High Defination.
One of the highlight of the Nokia 2.2 is its support for two years of OS updates and three years of security updates. The device is the first in the market with Android 9 Pie out of the box at this price. It will be cheapest phone to get Android Q. The Nokia 2.2 is available in two colors - Black and Steel. You can buy these in India starting June 11. You can also choose to pre-order the phone via Nokia Phones pages.
As per a report that got out of South Korea, Samsung is on its way to make a few new features available in the affordable smartphones.
We're discussing about the fingerprint sensor and the support for Samsung Pay along with NFC. A source informed that Samsung is planning to deploy fingerprint sensors in budget smartphone models, although we're not quite sure what kind of smartphones would fall into the "budget" segment.
It seems that Samsung is getting affected by the Chinese makers, who include fingerprint scanners in lower to medium range devices. Moreover, at the same price point Chinese makers offer more features than Samsung. The tech giant is taking these steps to bolster its presence in the emerging markets. Currently Samsung is holding the top spot in 14 out of 15 emerging smartphone markets.
Unfortunately Samsung has not yet given any particular time frame to make these features available in the budget segment. As per speculations, Samsung Pay will be available in low and medium range smartphones in the first half of 2016. This will be rolled out for the company's Android devices. Analysts are still divided in their opinions of whether its Tizen smartphone will also have support for the payment system. Customers can expect access to some high-end Tizen offerings next year.
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) was launched just last month and it has now made its way into Indian markets in October. The affordable tablet costs exactly INR 17,999 in the country, which is equivalent to roughly $275. Targeted only towards developing markets like India and Vietnam, the Tab A (2017) will provide a decent alternative to people who do not want to shell out INR 47,999 (roughly $736) for the high end Galaxy Tab S3.
Unfortunately, while the 8.0-inch tablet looks decent enough, the internals are nothing to write home about. Nevertheless, if you are interested in taking a look at the key specs, they are listed below.
8-inch WXGA (1280×800) LCD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
16GB of internal storage
8-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear and front cameras
5,000 mAh battery
USB Type-C port, Android 7.1.1, dedicated Kids Mode, 4G LTE connectivity
Black and Gold color options
As you can see, the spec sheet looks something that would be dated even in 2014! Then again, in countries like India, the brand name sells the product more than the internal spec sheet and Samsung understands that well enough.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung released a few mid-range smartphones last year, mainly to compete with the Chinese smartphone manufacturers. The Galaxy A31 was one of the phones with a low price tag and all the right specs for everyone who just need a basic smartphone with not-so-heavy usage requirements.
This year Samsung brought the Galaxy A32 that is powered by a MediaTek processing chip, the Helio G80, but the company decided to bring some upgrades to make it a slightly attractive option than its predecessor.
The Galaxy A32's MediaTek chip can handle more frames per second and its the same GPU as the Helio P65 that powered the Galaxy A31 while the clock speed of the GPU is higher this time which makes it capable to provide a higher refresh rate. The Galaxy A32 features a 90HZ super AMOLED display, with a higher-resolution rear camera, and runs over the latest version of Android and One UI 3.1 out of the box.
The main selling point of the device is its higher refresh rate that has been seen mainly on the flagship smartphones until now and that makes it better than the previous smartphones of the same series.
Although there isn't anything crazy when it comes to the design of the Galaxy A32 many people probably will like the phone's exterior look as well. The phone features a 6.4--inch display and looks very cute in the blue color. Not having the camera sensors placed in a separate housing looks even better.
If you are someone like me who doesn't like fancy gradients, this phone is designed especially for you. Like the predecessor, the Galaxy A32 isn't very heavy despite having a massive 5,000mah battery. The phone casing is made of plastic that further removes the need for having a case. The phone is priced around $230.
When someone mentions a smartwatch, rugged is usually not the first thing that comes to our mind, and that's part of what makes the T-Rex from Amazfit such an unique product. Not that there are no other tough products like Huami's new adventure - sport watch mind you, but none of them come even close to the price point at which the T-Rex is being offered by Huami.
What Does the T-Rex Have to Offer?
Quite simply put, the answer would be everything you can possibly expect, and we are not even exaggerating here! Consider the following to get an idea of how feature packed the T-Rex is really.
12 Military Grade Certifications (MIL-STD-810G, 5ATM, etc.) for resistance to water, dust, shock, heat, cold and humidity among others
The T-Rex can survive in between -40 degrees Celsius to 70-degrees Celsius, alongside 240h humidity and 96h salt spray (sea water) exposure
A battery that can last up to 20 days even under extremely rough conditions and moderate usage
14 sport modes: outdoor jogging/running, jogging/running on the treadmill, cycling, hiking, open water swimming, swimming in a pool, elliptical training, regular gym exercises and the list goes on
Includes an optical heart rate sensor
An advanced GPS system and even a built-in GLONASS system for flawless, satellite navigation
1.3-inch OLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
It's difficult to believe that all these features and more are packed into the T-Rex by Huami for a selling price of meagre $140! For the record the Amazfit T-Rex is also Huami's cheapest and toughest smartwatch till date.
A Closer Look at Applicability of the Features: Is the T-Rex Really that Good?
Off the bat, let's make a few things clear, this is not the world's best or the most perfect smartwatch that we are dealing with here. What Huami's latest offering can be called however, is the best bang-for-your-buck smartwatch in the fitness and adventure segment by a long shot. With that perspective in mind, there is really nothing about the watch that doesn't work as advertised.
One may notice that steep changes in heart rate will take the optical sensor an extra second or two to adjust with, but the data will not be erroneous on account of the slightly slower change. Setting that aside, there's nothing else that we can complain about here, especially at that price point.
Sleep and step tracking works as accurately as you would expect from a $500 fitness wearable, while the Amazfit app records all data seamlessly from your smartwatch for your review later or in real time. However, there is no support for third party apps such as GoogleFit for example and that is disappointing.
A Smartwatch Designed for Performance Not Superficial Impression
The T-Rex is not going to win any beauty contests, but that's perfectly alright. Huami did not launch the T-Rex with a name like that to look pretty, but to get the job done in the most robust way possible. It's a big watch with a huge dial and a lot of girth to it, but surprisingly enough, it is deceptively light at just under 57g. Coming in Army Green, Camo Green,Rock Black, Khaki and Gun Gray, this is a watch that prioritises functionality, mobility and even comfort above everything else.
The OLED display is big, bright and gorgeous, which really comes on its own during the night, as is the nature of all OLED dispalys. During the day, even direct sunlight cannot affect this AMOLED display's visibility to the point where everything on it can be called anything but clearly legible. The straps on the other hand, can be described as comfortable, silicone dust magnets!
Although the clean and muscular design of Huami T-Rex is not for someone with tiny wrists, or a preference for more stylish options, it embodies the spirit of the rough and tough adventurer, who's wrist this massive beast of a watch is supposed to adorn in the first place. If you can relate yourself to being a real adventurer, and don't want to shell out $200 - $500 for features that Huami is offering for just $150 with the T-Rex, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't order one right now.
Sony unveiled its premium smartphone Xperia 1 at the MWC event held in February 2019. However, the launch was only for a few selected markets. Recently, rumors started to surface about the Sony Xperia 2 smartphone and also a mystery Xperia smartphone with no name - and six rear cameras. Now, the latest rumor is about the launch of a new smartphone in the same series as Xerpria 1. The new phone may be launched in Japan on July 9th. The leaked images reveal the triple back camera on the top left corner of the phone.
Above the rear camera setup, we can see the flash light and laser autofocus. Just like its predecessor, the phone may come up with a glass body. It will have the primary microphone at the bottom side of Xperia 1s with additional two more microphones. Apart from the rumors about its design and launch date, we don't have much information but it seem that it would something similar to Xperia 1. The Xperia 1 came with a 6.5-inch OLED display with 4k (3840 x 1644 pixels) resolution, HDR10 playback support, and 21:9 aspect ratio.
Based on the rumors, Xperia 1s is the budget variant of the premium Xperia 1 and could launch with a cheaper LCD display. However, the aspect ratio and the size of the display may not changed. Talking about the specifications of the Xperia 1, the devices comes powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform coupled with 6GB of primary camera with f/1.6 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture, and 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture.The device features an 8MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree wide-angel lens for selfies. The handset comes with Android 9.0 Piet out of the box with the custom Xperia UI laid on the top. There is no support for 3.5mm audio jack for standard earphones or headphones. Unlike the other premium flagship smartphones, the Xperia 1 comes with a fingerprint scanner being placed on the side.