Honor 30 Pro+ review 1

Honor 30 Pro+ review

Even though we had two flagship phones about half a year ago from Honor – the View 30 and 30 Pro, it’s time for the real flagship handsets from the company – the Honor 30-series. The subject of our review is the Honor 30 Pro+, which is the most flagship-y of the trio that consists of the Honor 30 and the Honor 30 Pro. We saw similar configuration from Huawei with its P40 family as well. In fact, the P40 Pro and Pro+ have a lot in common with the Honor 30 Pro+ not only hardware-wise but in terms of design as well.
However, long gone are the days in which Honor’s flagship phones were particularly affordable. Just like last year’s Honor 20-series, the 30-series ask what some of the big names in the industry are charging for their phones. But this time around, we can see why the Honor 30 Pro+ costs around €700 in Russia, which is probably going to be the price when it comes to the EU as well.
The Honor 30 Pro+ revolves around a trendy 90Hz OLED, top-notch performance provided by the Kirin 990, fast wired and wireless charging, the full set of focal lengths with promising main camera capabilities and premium design all-around. The phone checks all the boxes a flagship phone from 2020 should but we are mostly keen on Honor’s decision to go with OLED this year instead of choosing aged LCD technology for its high-end devices.
Honor 30 Pro+
Body: 160.3×73.6×8.4mm, 190g; Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame; Water-repellent coating;.
Display: 6.57″ OLED capacitive, 1Read More…

Oppo A52 Review 2

Oppo A52 Review

Over the course of a year, Oppo launches a lot of phones. Even with the state of matters in 2020, the brand has been relentless. As such, we have a new budget phone christened Oppo A52. It is a stylish cuboid which prides of its display and battery mileage. Specifically, there is an FHD+ punch hole panel and a 5000mAh cell with 18W fast charging support.
But, these are some conventional hardware found on almost every other phone in this price range. “So, what else does it bring to the table, and more importantly, is it worth my money?” you may ask. Well, we are about to find out just that.
This is the Smartprix review of Oppo A52 and here’s everything covered henceforth.
Oppo A52 Specs and Price in India
1080P Neo-Display| 6.5 inches; 90.5% Screen-to-body ratio | 2400 × 1080 Pixels screen with 405 PPI pixel density
5000 mAh, 18W Fast Charge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
6GB LPDDR4x RAM + 128GB UFS 2.1 storage; 4+128GB and 8+128GB models incoming
Rear Camera
12MP main camera + 8 MP Ultra Wide-Angle Lens + 2 MP Mono Lens + 2 MP Portrait Lens
Front Camera
16MP within a punch hole
Weight and Thickness
192g; 8.9mm
ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10
Card Slot
Dual SIM and Micro-SD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Twilight Black and Stream White
Oppo A52 Unboxing
The screen comes with a pre-applied screen protector.Here are the box contents:
1 Handset
1 Charger
1 Earphone
1 USB data cable
1 SIM ejector tool
1 ProtRead More…

Breathe: Into The Shadows series review 3

Breathe: Into The Shadows series review

critic’s rating:  3.5/5
Parent trapBreathe: Into The Shadows tells the tale of a modern, upper-middle-class family unwittingly caught up in a maelstrom that threatens their very existence. It takes them to the edge of hell and leaves them gasping for survival, pulling the viewer along for an emotional ride along with them.Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan), is a successful psychiatrist who often works with the police. He’s a dedicated husband to Abha (Nithya Menen) and a loving father to Sia (Ivana Kaur). Sia has diabetes and has to be constantly monitored because of it. But apart from that their lives seem set. Inspector Kabir Sawant (Amit Sadh), serving six months sentence in Nashik Jail gets assaulted but is reinstated in the Mumbai crime branch after coming out from the hospital. He requests a transfer to Delhi and gets it. We’re also introduced to Shirley (Saiyami Kher) who happens to be a high profile call girl. The life of the Sabharwals gets topsy turvy when Sia gets abducted. The police aren’t able to do anything. After nine months, they’ve given up all hope. That’s when they get a mysterious package giving them proof of life. Sia will be sent back to them, provided Avi murders someone in turn. Whether he goes through the plan forms the crux of the story. It’s a slow burner, taking us leisurely through the life of the individuals involved.The first part of the series revolved around Madhavan, who played a distraught father attempting a series of murders so tRead More…

Samsung Galaxy A31 review 4

Samsung Galaxy A31 review

Navigating Samsung’s sprawling device lineup in 2020 is no easy task. The Korean giant is hardly the root of the problem but is still part of the trend. Through a combination of factors and processes, we currently have a potent smartphone market where both model volume and turn-over are at an all-time high. That’s especially true for the budget and mid-ranger space, which is precisely where the Galaxy A31 positions itself.
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It is one of Samsung’s cheaper entry points into the sought-after Super AMOLED display tech, giving it a neck up ahead of siblings like the Galaxy A11 and A21s. The confusion starts to settle in once you look further up the Galaxy A device lineup, though. Particularly the Galaxy A41, which the A31 manages to outpace with a longer 6.4-inch screen diagonal and a larger 5,000 mAh battery. An odd choice, for sure, especially since the A41 is a bit more expensive in stores than the A31.
Samsung Galaxy A31
Body: 159.3×73.1×8.6mm, 185g; Plastic body and frame; Colors: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush White.
Display: 6.40″ Super AMOLED, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi.
Chipset: Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm): Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G52 MC2.
Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM; eMMC 5.1; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
OS/Software: Android 10, One UI 2.0.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra Read More…

Motorola One Fusion+ review 6

Motorola One Fusion+ review

Motorola One Fusion+ seems like an easily likable phone with rich feature set. The One Fusion+ is Moto’s second phone with an unblemished screen thanks to a pop-up selfie, and it tries to offer the most bang for its €299 price.
It sure looks like the One Fusion+ can deliver on every front. Its HDR10 screen, uninterrupted at that, is perfect for movies and games. Then there is the powerful Snapdragon 730 chip – one of the best choices for the midrange class.
There is more, of course. The Fusion+ packs a familiar quad-camera on its back – regular, ultrawide, macro, and depth – but it also offers various shooting modes, including Night Vision. Then there is the large 5,000 mAh battery that should last you at least two days by Moto’s estimates. We will see about this in a bit, you bet.
The One Fusion+ boots rather clean Android 10 OS, but it is not part of the Android One distribution. It is just Google’s cleanest version with a bunch of unobtrusive Moto extras here and there, including a dedicated Gaming Mode and standby screen.
Motorola One Fusion+ specs
Body: 162.9×76.4×9.6mm, 210g; Gorilla Glass front, plastic frame and back. Splash-resistant.
Screen: 6.5″ IPS LCD, 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 385ppi; no cutout, HDR10.
Chipset: Snapdragon 730 (8nm): Octa-core CPU (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver); Adreno 618 GPU.
Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB built-in UFS 2.1 storage, (shared) microSD slot.
OS/Software: Android 10.
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Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy A21s Review 7

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy A21s Review

With anti-china sentiments on the rise, there is a good opportunity for Samsung to once again consolidate its position in the affordable smartphone segment. The South Korean manufacturer has been actively flooding new affordable A and M series options for both online and offline markets since the lockdown eased, many of which overlap when you consider different available variants.
One of the newly launched phones is the Galaxy A21s, which is the first phone to debut with Samsung’s own Exynos 850 octa-core chipset and is perhaps meant to retail at offline stores. Before we are ready without Galaxy A21s review, here are our first impressions 
Samsung Galaxy A21s India price and specifications
Samsung Galaxy A21s
6.5-inch, HD+ (720 X 1600), TFT LCD 
2.0 GHz octa-core Exynos 850  
4GB/ 6GB
64GB/ 128GB, Dedicated card slot (512GB)
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
163.7 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
Rear camera
48MP (primary) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (Depth)
Front camera
USB Type-C port, Audio jack
Color options
Black, White, and Blue
4 + 64GB – Rs. 16,9996 + 128GB – Rs. 18,999
Samsung Galaxy A21s Review: Box Contents
Samsung does not bundle a protective case, pre-installed scratch guard, or headphones in the Galaxy A21s box. Box contents include:
15W Charging adapter
USB Type-C cable
SIM ejector tool and Documentation
Samsung Galaxy A21s Review: Design and Display
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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G review 8

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G review

Samsung is bringing 5G to the masses with the Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G. We have the smaller one for review to find out what’s changed from the 4G version with the inclusion of the next-gen connectivity.
For starters, the chipset is different – it’s the Exynos 980 that is bringing that 5G capability and, along with it, a bump in performance over the modest 9611 SoC of the older model. A bigger battery is also among the new bits, a welcome upgrade to meet the increased power demand.
If you’re willing to pay the premium for 5G this early in its adoption, even on a midranger like the A51 5G, chances are you’d probably enjoy a more upmarket build and Samsung has obliged. It’s replaced the plastic midframe with an aluminum one. This remodeling, complete with the battery capacity bump and the extra antennas all means that the A51 5G is now 15g heavier – a not insignificant increase that robs it of all claims for lightness.
And that’s about everything that’s changed when going from 4G to 5G on the Galaxy A51. Here’s a quick refresher on the other key specs.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G specs
Body: 158.9×73.6×8.7mm, 187g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum frame; Colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, Prism Cube Pink.
Display: 6.5″ Super AMOLED, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 405ppi.
Chipset: Exynos 980 (8 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex A55); Mali-G76 MP5.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.1; Read More…

Realme Buds Q review 10

Realme Buds Q review

Realme Buds Q are ultra-affordable pair of TWS buds that’ll take on Xiaomi’s Redmi Earbuds S. These are also the third affordable TWS options from Realme, following Buds Air and Buds Air Neo.
The purpose of both – Redmi Earbuds S and Realme Buds Q – is to offer true wireless convenience for an under 2K price, but which one of the two is better? We reviewed the Redmi Earbuds S a while back, and we have been testing and comparing them side by side against the Realme Buds Q.
We will share our findings in the review that follows and hopefully you will be able to decide between the two by the time we are done.
Realme Buds Q Review: Price and Specifications
Realme Buds Q
Quite Yellow, Quite White, Quite Black
Water resistance
Earbuds – Approx 4 hoursCharging case – 300mAh
Charging time
2 Hours
3.6 grams (each earbud)28.2 grams case
Bluetooth 5.0; 10 meters rangeBluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC
Multifunction buttons
Yes (touch)
Rs. 1,999
Redmi Buds Q Review: Design, Fit, and Pairing 
Designed by French designer Jose Levy, the Buds Q case is shaped like a cobble. It’s soft to touch and there aren’t any sharp edges. The case looks beautiful and is easy to pocket, but not as easy to flip open using just one hand. The individual buds follow the case design and are IPX4 splash and sweat resistant. These earbuds are quite light (3.6 grams each) and sit very comfortably in our ears. The fit isn’t as secure as oRead More…