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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. 

Launched flagship design with curved 3D cover – Mi Note 10 Lite

Launched but yet to be officially released into the market - the MI Note 10 Lite is another phone in the MI Note 10 series, and it looks very identical to the Mi note 10 as it houses a snapdragon 730G under the hood, runs on the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 10 OS, and is powered by an impressive battery capacity with a 5260 mAh rating that supports fast charging at 30W with a 2.0 USB C reversible connector. Like the other MI 10 series, this device is built as a flagship design with a curved 3D glass cover on the front and back. The front design features a tear drop notch housing the selfie camera, a 6.47 inches AMOLED capacity touchscreen display made with gorilla glass 5 protection and a fingerprint sensor on display. News is that there might be an additional 8GB to the memory capacity, but as of now the device comes in a 6/64 GB and 6/128 GB variant. Camera sports a 16MP for the selfie and a quad rear camera housing a 64 MP wide, 8MP ultra wide, 5MP depth and a 2MPmacro sensor. The colour variants include midnight black, glacier white, and nebula purple. Mi Note 10 lite is expected to be released anytime in May, so in the meantime, let's keep your eyes locked on this space.

Take a Closer look – Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 with Quad camera hotshot

Launched in Forest Green, Midnight Grey, and Polar White colour variants, and alongside the Mi note 10 lite recently, the Redmi note 9 makes another addition to the Note 9 series comprising the note 9s, Pro and Pro Max. Making it's debut to the Redmi Note 9 is the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which according to the company, is made for everyday gamers and will give users incredible visual quality and smoother video experience while using less. The processor boasts an Octa-core 2.0 CPU with a Mali-G52, and the device itself runs on Android 10: MIUI 11 with similar battery rating to the note 9 line up which is at 5020mAH but with fast charging at 18W. With a plastic frame, a rear that has the fingerprint sensor, and gorilla glass 5 protection upfront, note 9 features a punch hole embedded on a IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen sizing up to 6.53 inches, at 83.5% screen to body ratio. In the camera department is an identical quad rear and single selfie setup with the Redmi note 8 as it (note 9) consists of a 48MP wide lens, 8MP ultra wide, 2MP macro with auto focus and another 2MP depth sensor. The front camera houses a 13 MP with HDR and panorama features. Click to view more specifications of the Redmi note 9.

Redmi Note 9s vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Apart from a few differences in certain departments, it seems these devices have pretty much the same features and capabilities. For one, they all come with the same OS - MIUI 11 based on Android 10, performing with the same Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G chipset, Octa-core processor and Adreno 618 GPU. In addition, they are all powered by same 5020mAh battery rating, however while Xiaomi Redmi note 9 Pro max supports fast charging at 33W boosting your phone to 50% in 30 minutes, Note 9 Pro's fast charging is at 30W, leaving Note 9s to 18W which is the lowest of the trio. Another similarity lies in the display and build - the 3 devices are framed by plastic, with glass on the back and on the front with a punched hole IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected by gorilla glass 5. The side mounted fingerprint sensor on all devices looks really incredible. We also see that they all come in the display size of 6.67 inches, and screen resolution at 1080 x 2400 pixels. Now, let's get to the areas in which these devices differ. Starting with the camera segment, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max boasts a quad camera arrangement in the rear which comprises a 64 MP wide angle lens plus a 8 MP ultra wide sensor, a 5 MP macro sensor and an additional 2MP depth sensor with a 32 MP as a selfie camera. The Redmi Note 9s & 9 Pro on the other hand both feature a 48 MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP rear camera and a 16 MP selfie camera. Xiaomi should have done a little more in the selfie segments, as it seems they packed all the excitement in the rear. We already see the Redmi Note 9s in 64GB 4GB RAM and 128GB 6GB RAM variants and in the colours Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray. The Redmi Note 9 Pro will come in 64GB 6GB and 128GB 6GB RAM - in Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray colour. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available in the same memory variants as the Note 9 Pro but with an additional 128GB, 8GB RAM and in colour Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black.  While the Redmi Note 9s graced the market on the 30th of April which was last month, the other devices are expected to be released later this month.

Xiaomi launches MI 10 Youth 5G: With Periscope Camera

Just a few hours ago, Xiaomi officially revealed the MI 10 Youth 5G in the Chinese market. The new devise seems to share a few things in common with the MI 10 Lite in terms of design and display, however the huge difference is that the MI 10 Youth comes with a Periscope Camera, which makes it the first Xiaomi smartphone to come with such type of camera setup. Guess it was about time for the company since other major brands have already been leveraging the feature. The MI 10 Youth 5G comes in 6. 57" super AMOLED capacitive display, a 104.2 cm screen to body ratio with a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution at 401 ppi density. The display features a fingerprint scanner tucked underneath, and also a waterdrop notch that houses the 16MP selfie camera. Xiaomi Unveils MI 10 Youth 5G Under the hood is the Snapdragon 765G powered by MIUI 11 based on Android 10.0, paired with 6/8GB RAM and built in 64/128/256 GB storage capacity. The MI 10 Youth 5G is also powered by a 4160 mAh battery capacity that supports fast charging at 22.5W with 3.0 power delivery. Now to the camera segment, which is the highlight of the show (device), the MI 10 Youth boasts a four camera setup at the rear made up of a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro sensor and an 8MP telephoto camera with a periscope lens that allows 5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom and OIS support. The MI 10 Youth 5G device is said to come in Blue, White, Black, Green, Orange/Peach colours and will be available at different pricing for different memory capacity. The device is already up for preorder and is expected to go on sale on the 4th of May. However, we have no information yet regarding when the device would hit the global market. If you want to explore the full specifications of the MI 10 Youth 5G, without wasting time, click view.

Are the new Samsung Notes worth the hype?

Although we've not gotten our hands on the note 10 flagship devices just yet, however from what we've gathered so far, the notes 10 series are Samsung's best phones of the year and both have remarkable features that would leave your jaw dangling from a mountain top to the ground. Yup! You read that right. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus have similar designs in the sense that, both have a notchless dynamic amoled display, minimal bezels, a punch hole that houses the front camera, S-pen support, on display Fingerprint sensor, 2 stereo speakers, and no headphone jack. They are powered by the same processor which is the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 and run on the latest Android OS - Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI. They both also come in 4G LTE and 5G variants. Another similarity is in the camera feature; the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus both have a rear triple camera setup arranged in a vertical order which consists of a12MP sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and  dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4), a telephoto camera with a 12MP sensor and OIS, and a 16MP 123° ultra wide-angle camera. The front camera is not excluded, as they both have a 10MP front camera integrated in the punch hole at the top centre of the screen. The difference between both phones however starts with the display i. e size and screen resolution. The note is smaller with its 6.3 inches display size when compared to the massive 6.8 inches of the note 10 plus. Also, while Note 10 plus boasts of 12GB RAM, 256/512 GB in built storage (expandable up to 1tb with microSD card), Note 10 on the otherhand comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage which cannot be extended as the device has no memory card slot(👎Samsung) Finally note 10 plus is powered by a 4300 mAh battery with fast charging support at 45W. Note 10 however supports fast charging at 25W with a lesser battery capacity at 3500 mAh which is quite disappointing for a note device. Well now you have it, apart from the fact that Samsung got rid of the headphone jack, probably to make you buy the Samsung buds or something, the note 10 series are really killer devices with excellent features. There's no doubt that Samsung is trying to bring as much computing experience into the…

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Vs Y9 2019

Have you seen the recent addition/release to the Huawei Y series? It’s called Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 - successor to the Huawei Y9 2019. The Y9 and Y9 Prime are really similar with certain specifications, although there are some major differences as the Y9 Prime is actually supposed to be an upgrade. Question then is, what sets them aside? Well, we won’t bore you by going into detailed specifications and builds of both phones. We will quickly state the attributes both phones do not have in common in this article. However, if you are the full specifications type of human, kindly view this from the phone specifications section on our blog. Now let’s get right to it… The major difference between the phones is the design/display type; while the Y9 2019 features a 6.5 inch panel with a notch that houses two front cameras instead of one, the Y9 prime 2019 has a 6.59-inch screen size with full-HD+ resolution which is a bit larger than the Y9. The Y9 Prime has a notch free screen display and this is because of the 16MP Motorized pop-up AI selfie camera which is fast becoming the trend for some smartphones in 2019 by the way, and unlike the y9 Prime 2019, the y9 2019 packs a double 16 + 2 MP front camera as mentioned earlier. Speaking of cameras, the Y9 Prime sports a triple camera set up at the rear, consisting of a 16 MP wide angle, 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. Y9 2019 on the other hand came with a double 13 MP and 2 MP depth sensor similar to the selfie camera. Another difference is the operating system that powers both phones; while Y9 runs on Android Oreo (8), Y9 Prime is based on the latest Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9, although, both phones are powered by the Kirin 710 octa-core chipset and a 4000 mAh battery. When it comes to connectivity, Y9 2019 still uses a Micro USB, while its successor, Y9 prime 2019, uses a 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. And lastly, Y9 Prime comes in one RAM and storage option - 4GB RAM and 128 inbuilt storage which doubles the 64GB storage of the Y9 2019. You can see that although the Y9 2019 is not bad at all, the Y9 Prime 2019 is quite a catch. However, don’t forget to order…

Tecno Phantom 9 Review

Most people thought it was the end of the road for the phantom series, but as we have it, Tecno finally released a new addition – Tecno Phantom 9 to its flagship devices earlier this month. Although the time expectation for the release of another phantom was last year, however Tecno decided to roll out the Camon series instead. Anyway, now that we finally have the new phantom device which goes for about N78, 000, question is, how impressive is it and is it worth buying? First, take a look at the key features; you can however get the full specifications on our website Tecno Phantom 9 Key Features Display               6.40-inch (1080x2340) Full-HD+ display Processor           Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio P35 OS                        Adroid 9 Pie Front Camera    32MP with front LED flash Rear Camera     16MP + 8MP + 2MP with quad-LED flash RAM                   6GB Storage               128GB Battery               3500mAh Feature             Fingerprint sensor (On display)   The phone looks more attractive than its predecessor with its gradient color called aurora, and plastic body. It has a water drop notch which can be hidden in the settings (for those that do not like the notch feature), and a full screen which is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. On the front panel is the front camera with a front led flash, on the side, you get the volume and the power buttons while below the panel is the speaker, a headphone jack and a micro USB charging port; this is a downside as we were expecting a type C USB port like the recent flagship devices. The 6.4 inches device comes with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a full HD display. It is Tecno’s first device to feature an Amoled display. Powered by Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio P35 processor, Tecno phantom 9 runs HIOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie with 6GB RAM and 128GB of in built storage (up to 256GB). The camera configuration of the Phantom 9 is quite impressive as it packs a triple camera setup - 16MP + 8MP + 2MP with quad-LED flash, as the main camera, and a…

Tecno Pouvoir 3: One Charge 4 Days On – Ideal Phone For Nigerians

  Tecno Pouvoir 3 Key Specs 4G LTE 5000mAh Battery,Up to 4 days Face Unlock 32GB ROM 6.2'' Super FULLVIEW 13MP Front +13MP Rear AI Camera FM Loud Speaker Fingerprint Sensor HiOS based on Android™ 8.1 Midnight Black, City Blue, Champagne Gold   The Pouvoir 3 is a new addition to the low budget Pouvoir smartphone series. The Phone is known for its massive battery capacity and is an ideal device for Nigerians especially with the terrible situation of power supply in the country.  The phone comes with a  5000 mAh battery which supplies an enormous well of power, giving you the freedom of 4 days uninterrupted performance, up to 43 hours of instant calling and up to 22 hours of video playback. With this enormous supply of battery power, you never have to worry about having a low battery. Unlike the previous Pouvoir devices, the Pouvoir 3 is built with a glossy, lightweight, sleek and remarkably thinner design, and it features a 6.2" inch display that has a 1500 x 720 pixel resolution giving you a more superior view and an enjoyable mobile view experience. The device comes in 3 variant colours; Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, and Aqua Blue. With this device, you get a 2GB RAM which is fair for operations and 32GB of storage memory which allows you store more files and data than its predecessors. Pouvoir 3 runs on Androi 8.1 OS  based on HiOS and a 1.28GHz processor. When it comes to capturing images, with the Pouvoir, you get a 13MP Front +13MP Rear AI Camera with lots of camera features and filters presenting you with outstanding and stunning photos. Speaking of features, Pouvoir 3 offers a speedy face unlock and a Quick Fingerprint Sensor allowing you to unlock your  smartphone with a touch, quickly and securely, within a fraction of seconds.   Get the Tecno Pouvoir 3 for 44k here  

Samsung Galaxy A40 Review

The smallest in size of the Samsung A series mid-range line up is the A40. The phone has a 5.90-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9 compared to its siblings that all came with the 6 inch and higher screen size. Nevertheless, with its small size, the A40 device still has a pretty big screen display, it’s super easy to handle and has a nice feel in the hand. Samsung A40 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processor which may not be the most powerful chipset but has a good performance when it comes to gaming. The device runs on Android 9 (pie) OS and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable up to 512GB with a memory card. Looking at the camera setup of the A40, we say it is on the average, as it comes with a 16MP primary camera plus 5MP ultra wide lens at the rear and a 25MP selfie lens which although, is enough to capture nice and clear images, however has limited capacity as it cannot be switched when recording videos and also does not come with a slow motion recording like its siblings. The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy A40 isn’t bad, but isn’t great as well as it is powered by 3100 mAh battery and supports fast charging at 15W. Part of the downsides of the A40 is; it doesn’t come with a led notification light, always on display feature and it isn’t dust or water resistant. However it’s got good spec and features for a simple mid-range smartphone. Question is, is the Samsung Galaxy A40 worth buying considering its siblings have better spec and features?