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Redmi 10x Series: With 5G Connectivity – Here’s What To Know

Launched on the 26th is the latest phones - the Redmi 10x series from Xiaomi's subsidiary - Redmi. In this series we get a 10X 5G, 10X Pro 5G as well as the 10X 4G which is a rebranded Redmi Note 9 for the Chinese market. A lot of similarities lie between the 10x 5G and its Pro with differing features evident only in the camera, storage and charging segment. The 10x 4G on the other hand is a standalone but with a little bit of similarities as well. Both the Redmi 10x 5G and 10x Pro 5G are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset, bringing the support of dual SIM technology and 5G connectivity. The software on both devices is based on Android 10, MIUI 11, with 6/8GB RAM on the 10x 5G and 8GB RAM on the Pro. Storage ranges from 64GB to 256GB. Both phones come with 4,520mAh batteries with 22.5W fast charging on the 10X 5G and 33W offering 58% charge on 30 mins on the 10X Pro. On the front of Xiaomi's 10x 5G and Pro is a 6.57-inch, 1080 x 2400 AMOLED display screen with under display fingerprint sensors and waterdrop notches. As for the camera technology, the 10x 5G Pro sports a 20MP selfie shooter with a quad setup on the rear featuring a 48MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto (with 3x optical zoom and OIS) including a 5MP macro sensor. The 10x 5G features a lesser selfie shooter of 16MP and like its sibling, it brings a 48MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide but with a 2MP for depth on the rear. Both devices are offered in blue, pink, gold and white colours. The 10x 4G variant on the other hand brings some features entirely different from the other two devices, you can head here for full specifications of the 4G variant. Also, click to view the detailed specifications of the 10x 5G and 10x Pro 5G. 

Are the original Airpods worth dumping for the new Airpods 2?

Sometime in March 2019, Apple unveiled Airpods 2 which are believed to be an upgrade of the first generation Airpods, but if you are a first time buyer or you already have a set of the first Airpods and debating whether to upgrade to the new Airpods, there are few things you should have in mind. Well, other than the upgraded features and improvements Apple made for better performance and efficiency, the difference between the two devices aren’t that big. The first generation Airpods runs on W1 chip with Bluetooth 4.2 while Airpods 2 are powered by an upgraded H1 chip which supports Bluetooth 5.0; this however makes connectivity 1.5x faster and switching between devices 2x faster. Both devices still offer up to 5 hours of listening time, but with Airpods 2 H1 chip, you now get an additional hour of talk time and the case provides 24 hours of battery life. To run the new earbuds, your phone needs to be on the latest ios 12.2 while the old earbuds run on iOS 10 or later. Another difference is that, the new Airpods now support Hands-free Hey siri functionality meaning you can use voice commands instead of douple tapping to activate siri. Also, the new earbuds comes with wireless charging, which is optional because there is also the regular charging option that uses a lightning cable; But if you decide to go for the wireless charging option, you would need to buy the Qi wireless charging case differently. And to charge the case, you need to have a charging pad, but there’s also a lightning port on the case, so you can charge with a lightning cable if you can't afford the luxury of a charging pad. Not only can the Qi wireless charging case be used to charge the Airpods 2 that comes with wireless charging, the case is also compatible with the first generation Airpods, this means that other than the lightning cable, the wireless charging case works just fine in charging the old earbuds. So now you can see that the changes aren’t that big other than the wireless charging, improved battery life and hands-free “Hey, Siri”. So unless you fancy the upgrades and have extra cash to spend, we suggest you stick with the old Airpods.

Infinix S3x VS Infinix S4

The S3x and S4 are both fantastic mid-range devices of the infinix S series made with sleek and elegant glossy glass- like metal and are also successors of the infinix s3. The Infinix S4 however, is the latest device from infinix mobility, and the first infinix smartphone to come with the latest Android Pie software and a water drop notch feature. While the S3x is the first to adopt the notch trend feature. Both phones have few similarities in term of features, but their performance vary as they come with different operating system, camera features and what not.                                          Infinix Hot S3X                                     Infinix Hot S4 Screen size                     6.2-inch                                                        6.26-inch Resolution                     500 X 720 pixels                                       1520 X 720 pixels Processor                       Qualcomm Snapdragon                          Mediatek Helio CPU                                   1.4GHz Octa Core                                     2.0 GHz Octa Core RAM                                 3GB/4GB                                                    3GB Internal Storage         32GB                                                            32GB SD Card                           Up to 128GB                                               Up to 128GB Software                         8.1 Oreo                                                       9.0 Pie Primary Camera         Dual 13MP + 2MP                                     Triple 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Front Camera               16MP                                                            32MP Fingerprint sensor     Yes (rear)                                                   Yes (rear) Battery                             4000mAh                           …