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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is another great phone in the budget category. The worldwide release of the Pixel 3a proved really good for the smartphone industry, as its low price and great camera with exceptional visual experience proved that the mid-range market has lots of potential to grow. Everyday smartphones seem to go bigger but not everyone is fan of huge display. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with a smaller display. There are already so many mid-range phones. The Pixel 3a is definitely one of the best, and the Mi 9 SE has made to the second position. The Nokia 7.1 is proved to be one of the best low budget smartphone.
The device comes with the glass sandwich design alone feels as good as the OnePlus 7. It is available in black color which comes with the problem of consistent need of wiping fingerprints. It is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 712 processor, 6GB RAM, and has 64GB or 128GB storage. That said, there is no headphone port or expandable storage. The battery is kind of small but enough for this device - 3070mAh.
The display is super AMOLED with FHD+ panel, comes with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. It is running Android Pie out of the box and runs heave MIUI 10. The Xiamoi Mi 9 SE has triple camera setup consists of a 48-MP main sensor, 8MP 2x telephoto zoom lens, and a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens. The image quality is good. The 48MP sensor uses pixel-binning to produce sharp, colorful, and vibrant images. At the front camera it uses 20MP selfie camera. It lacks the overall quality. There is also a beauty mode for taking selfies with a number of tweak and options. The Mi 9 SE comes with an 18W USB-C fast charger. It will take you from zero to 100% in under an hour and 30 minutes.Much like the Pixel 3a, there is no wireless charging included. It's a shame given that the Mi 9 SE has a glass back, but it's not too much of a big deal given that fast-charging is included.
Smartphone brands like Xiaomi and Redmi has pushed affordability to the next level. Xiaomi has been working in India for five years now and it has radically transformed the consumer's trend towards budget-friendly phones. Despite many big and expensive brands like iPhone and Samsung it has managed to not just survive but to convince people that there is no need of paying extra money for the specs they can have it a less amount of the money. The Poco F1 by Xiaomi was just another great phone. Although it couldn't make a huge stir in the industry, it was a starting point for the upcoming smartphones.
The new POCO X2 is designed for youth and equip with great features and entertainment capabilities. The phone comes in 8GB/256GB variant of the POCO X2. You may feel it a slightly heavy and not for people with small hands. If you go through the specs, it is essentially the same device as the Redmi K30 4G. Maybe the reason behind the similarity is the collaboration between Redmi and Xiaomi teams. POCO X2 is limited to the Indian market now and may extend to other countries in the future. The display is 6.67-inches and has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 20:9.
The POCO X2 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G processor and belongs to budget-category smartphones. In real life, it's a decent processor and fast enough to handle videos or games pretty easily. The device comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear side. The main camera lens is 64MP, the second camera is 2MP wide-angle lens, and 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. The POCO X2 runs on Android 10 out of the box. The phone is powered with a large 4,500mAh battery and comes with a 27W fast charger.
The Huawei P40 Pro just got better than the last year's P30 to the point where it is nothing but perfect. It takes the P series features to the next level in a big way. With a massive camera sensor, 90Hz display refresh rate, and updated internals, there is a lot to talk about the P40 Pro. The only cons here is the lack of Google services impacts it in such a negative way. Last year, the Huawei P30 Pro was one of the best camera phones that had ever seen. Its innovative zoom camera and impressive image quality are nothing but excellent.
Despite having everything perfect on the specs sheet the phone is having a problem among the masses due to its lack of Google apps. The hardware is more than perfect but is it enough to make up for its software deficiencies? The phone has a curved top and bottom edges that make swipe gestures so smooth. The aluminum sides help users to hold it in their hands effortlessly. The volume and home buttons are set on the right edge. The device is IP68-rated and will survive some water exposure.
The phone comes with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset. It's a decent system-on-a-chip with similar CPU power to the Snapdragon 855. The device seems reasonably fast thanks to the Kirin 990 5G and 8GB RAM. But it's not a gaming device due to less capable GPU. The phone comes with a 4,200mAh battery, 256GB storage, and 40W supercharging. You can charge Huawei P40 Pro from zero to 100% in just 74 minutes. This might not sound impressive, but it gets to 97% in just 60 minutes. The face unlock feature is pretty fast and uses infrared technology to help detect the user's face even in the dark.
Vivo launches a new smartphone from Y-series. It is called the Vivo Y19. The phone is up for sale in Vietnam and Thailand and hopefully, it will make to the Indian market very soon. Just like other Vivo Y-series smartphones, this is a too mid-range device. The price of the phone is Vietnam is roughly around Rs 15,000. The smartphone comes in two color options - Black and Morning Dew white. The Vivo Y19 looks premium for the price. \
As far as the specs are concerned the Vivo Y19 comes with a big FHD+ display of 6.53-inches that offers 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Vivo Y19 is powered by Media Tek Helio P65 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device comes only in one variant. The device has a 16MP primary camera on the rear side, 8MP ultra wide-angle secondary camera, and a third is a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor for user authentication purposes. For selfies, the Vivo Y19 packs 16MP shooter. Similar to other Vivo phones this one too comes lots of AI features. The Vivo phone has a big battery. The Y19 comes with a 5000mAh battery with 17 hours of battery backup in a single change. The phone supports USB type C support. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
Redmi K30 has some impressive specs for a phone that costs only $230. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 730G processor from Qualcomm, a 4500mAh battery with 27W fast charging. For display, it uses IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate. This is one of the cheapest 5G phones you can buy right now, but of course, this 5G supports depends on the availability of the 5G network in your area. With a 4500mAh battery, you can expect to deliver an incredible battery life. But due to a higher refresh rate, you may found yourself charging after a half-day. On an average day, it can get about six hours. If you degrade the refresh rate to 60Hz, it will surely save some battery life.
The display is a 6.67-inch 1080 pixel display panel. You won't get the pure black and white if you go for less display but that doesn't mean the screen is bad. The Redmi K30 has four cameras on the rear side, and the two on the front. There's the new 64MP Sony IMX686 - a direct successor to the popular 48MP IMX 586, an ultrawide 8MP sensor, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For the front camera, you get a 20MP lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera produces sharp pictures in good light, but the flat color profile doesn't look natural on skin tones. If you are a big selfie person, you may want to apply some kind of filter before sharing these online. In low light circumstances, you will see a decent amount of smearing. Although the phone has a decent portrait mode that produces much sharper pictures.
The Redmi K30 is running MIUI 11, based on Android 10. MIUI is fairly customizable, but many Western users probably won't like it as much, especially if you're used to stock Android, as it tries to act like iOS in a lot of ways. By default, there is no app drawer, though you can turn it on in settings. The most annoying thing for me is the fact that you need to press a settings button to get into the settings. There is a cool feature on the Redmi K30 called Mi Share, which allows you to seamlessly transfer files between other Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, and Oppo devices. This is effectively Apple's AirDrop, so it's nice that these manufacturers have worked together to make file transfer a lot easier.
Have you ever try to download large files from the internet and get stuck with the never-ending download process?
I know. All of us have been there. The best way to download really large files is to do it with a download manager. It allows you to download any kind of file without getting worried about the slow internet or file size.
For windows, we all know that IDM is the best solution as a download manager. But unfortunately, there wasn't anything like that for the Mac operating system before the Folx. It's a great app and the best alternative solution to download heavy files from the internet as well as the best uTorrent alternative for Mac.
Folx is in fact, primarily two software packed as one. It can act as an internet download manager as well as your torrent client for daily use. The downloader allows you to download any file of any size from the internet whereas the torrent client lets you search for torrents directly from the Folx interface.
In-built torrent search is a premium feature that comes with the pro version only. That means you don't have to access or search through multiple torrent trackers to find exactly what you need. Just type the keyword in the Folx search bar and it will present you the results extracted from multiple trackers supported by Folx.
It's a powerful, easy-to-use, and free download manager fully optimized for the latest macOS Catalina. The current version of the Folx app is 5 and requires at least macOS 10.9 or later to use.
Folx offers a true Mac-style interface, highly optimized for Retina display. Despite being free, it offers some heavy professional features of premium software. Folx is developed by Eltima Software, a global software development company, specializing in mobile and desktop software for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and Android operating systems since the year 2000.
Folx has a sleek and very comprehensive design that remains easy to navigate despite being a full-featured software. Folx splits downloads into simultaneous threads to speed up the download process. It auto-resumes downloading in case the internet connection was broken and allows you to add new download tasks in several ways.
With the pro version, each download can split in up to 20 threads that make the whole file downloading process much faster. The overall downloading speed depends on your internet bandwidth as well.
With Folx you can tag your store downloaded files. The downloaded files are saved into folders according to the tags you have assigned. You can assign multiple tags to each download that makes it easier for you to identify the file in the future. As being a download manager, it allows you to manage your download files based on bandwidth allocation, priority, etc.
Folx is fully compatible with popular browsers like Safar, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome. You can configure Fox to catch download links in these browsers or you can install a special Folx extension that allows Folx integration into your browser's context menu. Once you have installed the extension, there will be new menus available to you - "Download with Folx", "Download All with Folx", and "Download Selected with Folx".
Folx understands the importance of security and privacy and therefor uses a proxy server that lies between your Mac and the internet. It offers other advantages like bandwidth saving for large networks or control of internet usage. You may also configure some proxy settings like proxy type, server name, etc.
Why you should buy the Folx Pro?
There is no restriction or limit on the number of downloads you can do with the free version. You can download and use the free version of Folx forever. However, if you need more advanced stuff like multi-threading, much faster downloading, music integration, smart speed adjustment, etc, you need to pay a very minimal price for the license.
The pro version comes with several premium features like multi-threading downloading, speed adjustment, creating an Apple Music playlist, etc. You can also download and save the videos being hosted on Youtube in video or mp3 format with the pro version.
With the pro version, you don't have to remember passwords for different websites and FTP servers. Folx pro offers a built-in password manager to safely store your password so you don't need to enter login credentials every time you are downloading from the website.
The fee comes in two variants - personal license ($19.95) and family pack ($39.95). You can get lifetime upgrades for just $9.95 and urgent support plan, in case you need it, for $15 per year.
Do you wish to transfer files from Android to Mac or Mac to Android?
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This may not come as a surprise to you but Mac OS doesn't work well with Android devices. If you use an iPhone or iPad, transferring files between your device and computer come with no hassle. To work with Android, you may need some kind of third-party cloud storage, but it is kind of slow. You upload files on the cloud-first and then download files from the cloud. It takes double effort as well.
Many people want a faster and easier solution rather than uploading and download the same files. That's where MacDroid comes in handy that acts as a bridge to ensure Android file transfer for Mac operating system.
Connect Android to Mac via USB
With MacDroid you don't need any special cable or complicated cloud solution. It will work seamlessly whenever you connect your Android device to your Mac computer via USB.
Once the MacDroid is installed, open it. Go to Devices in its main menu and connect your Android device to Mac.
As soon as the device is a plugin, choose ADB (Recommended) or MTP connection mode and follow all steps to allow your computer access to your Android data. After the connection is complete, find the device in the Finder folder and transfer data between the device and the Mac.
MacDroid operates as a bridge between Android and Mac. It offers the transferring of images, videos, music, and folders between Mac and Android. To use MacDroid you need at least macOS 10.10 or later. There is no strict requirement for Android or MTP devices.
I have already described one feature of MacDroid that allows file transfer between Android and Mac by treating your Android device as an external hard drive for Mac device. But this isn't the only feature MacDroid has to offer.
You can also mount both internal and external storage on Android device. This allows you to read out the MicroSD card without getting it out of your device. You can also edit files on your Android device, without getting it to any other device. This can save you from lots of hassle of getting files onto and from the cloud storage or similar service to edit these files.
How to use MacDroid?
You don't have to install anything on your Android device. Just download and run MacDroid on your Mac and you are set to go. When you launch MacDroid for the first time, it will show you a simple interface with all its features and a simple walkthrough process to set up the Macdriod. To work with the software you need to enable USB debugging mode on your Android device. You can do so from the Developer menu. If your Android device doesn't have the developer menu in the settings app, you can enable it by tapping the build number in the software information or About the phone section of the settings app.
Once you have enabled USB debugging, it will prompt you to plug your device in. You will see an interface that would ask you if you want to use USB Debugging, so select, "Always for this Computer". Macdroid takes it from this step and make the phone available in the Finder.
Why you should buy the pro version?
MacDroid comes with 7-days free trial. The pro version is available at just $1.67 per month. With the trial version, you can only transfer files from your Android device to Mac and not from the Mac to Android. The pro version allows you to transfer files between Android and Mac in both directions.
You can also edit files in place right on your Android device with the pro version. In addition to this extra feature, you also get regular updates and patches.
So what are you thinking for? Download MacDroid Now.
What is IOTransfer?
IOTransfer is a dedicated iPhone manager which can be used to transfer data to and from a Windows PC and any iOS device. It is a one stop data management solution for connected iOS devices on the Windows platform.
IOTransfer has a whole slew of useful features, but the very fact that it enables users to work with an iOS device on a Windows computer without needing to install and sync their device with iTunes is its biggest appeal. As far as other features are concerned, IOTransfer won't disappoint anyone there either.
· Works with all iPads, iPhones and iPods
· You can transfer photos, files and even music from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your Windows PC and vice versa
· The software User Interface is very easy to operate with simple one-click transfer options
· Can be downloaded and tried for free
Is It Worth the Price of Admission?
The iPhone manager is like a simpler and easier to access version of the iTunes, but with much fewer restrictions on what you can do and how you can do it. At $24.95/year for one PC, it's not a bad deal really, but it makes much more sense to just pay $5 more and get the lifetime license for one PC at @29.95. Better still, we urge that you try out the trial version for free first to get a taste of what's on offer.
Boring, ugly, Sexy, or powerful. These all different words can describe the iPhone 11 righ tnow. The iPhone 11 is finally here and three weird looking cameras are official now. There has been some significant changes introduced in the software. You can hate these new features or love these but you can't ignore these.
So let's discuss some of the best features.
The camera - If we just ignore the way cameras look in the iPhone 11 Pro, the hardware and software updates it bring here are potentially better than anyone. The speed is great. There is an ultra-wide-angle lens at the rear camera side, while still offering the 2x optical zoom for the close-ups. A few other phone manufacturers are already making phones with three or even four cameras. At last, iPhone users won't feel like another phone could capture more.
There is a night mode too. Google has recently showed with its night mode that what could be done. Apple's version compile series of images taken with varying exposures, optimizes the final product for reduced motion and blur. There is also another software trick called deep fusion which uses neural processing unit to squeeze out exquisite detail and coloring in low-light photos.
Apple comes up with a term slofie - that is a short form of a selfie being taken in the slow motion mode. Apple integrated the slow motion photo capturing technology in the front camera. The battery got bigger - with only 11-gram increase you get almost 4 hour more than the iPhone XS. Finally there is a fast-charging.
For the worst feature - the number one position goes to the ugly looking camera clusters. Define tryphophobia is the sixth highest search term in Google at the time iPhone 11 was launched. The thicker bezels are still there when every manufacturer is increasing its screen to body ratio, for some reasons Apple decided to stick with the two year old design.
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.
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If you are looking for an affordable phone with a great video camera, the clean software, and smooth performance, the Moto's new One Action is worth to have a look. So far, Moto hasn't claimed its lost position in the flagship smartphones but it's budget smartphones are getting better and stronger. One of the latest Moto One Action also falls in the budget category. With so many budget-category phones nowadays, you must be wondering what is so different about this phone? And whether it's worth your money.
The Moto One family started in 2018 and this is the third and the cheapest phone in the series. The series runs on Andriod One. The main selling point of the phone is its dedicated video shooter inspired by the action camera like GoPro. The Motorola One Action's "action" camera is a 16MP shooter with an f/2.2 aperture and a 117-degree field of view. In an interesting move, Motorola has flipped the entire lens by 90 degrees, meaning you can shoot landscape video while holding the phone in portrait mode. If this sounds like it'd be a bit weird, well, it is.
The camera can shoot a video at Full HD resolution at up to 60fps. You also have the option to shoot at 21:9 to match the One Action's display. Also, the camera is bolstered by some impressive electronic stabilization tech which keeps video nice and smooth even if your hands are a little shaky! This phone doesn't have much to offer if you are into wide-angle photography. It uses Samsung's Exynos 9609 and has 4GB memory. It has a curved glass design and looks stunning in the denim blue, aqua teal, and pearl white colors.
The worst part is the 21:9 aspect ratio which isn't considered great when watching movies or playing video games. The LCD isn't bright either and may feel a little aggressive to some. It has a massive punch hole for the selfie camera. The battery life is okay with a 3500mAh battery. It is not water or dust proof either.