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Smartron t.phone p review – Long battery life and robust hardware!

As many people want to know how this Hyderabad-based startup Smartron has managed to be on the market for one year and what is its merchandising factor that people care about. Before we head on to the Smartron t.phone p review, we’d like to know that smartron has been made a mark in the mobile industry for there good hardware at affordable cost, and it seems like Smartron is keeping up this trend with the new Smartron t.phone p.

As to begin with specs, The t.phone P sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 5000mAH battery, and a fingerprint scanner which you’ll not see in any similar priced phones at a moderate rate of Rs 7,999. After all just because it offers robust hardware you should shell out your money on it? We’ll talk about it later.

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Smartron t.phone P design

As far as we have noticed Smartron is the best class design phone as it doesn’t comprise with its look. As you would have seen the t.phone had a bright orange rear panel, where the srt.phone has a Sachin Tendulkar’s photo and autograph with optional back panels. And the new t.phone p is somehow the exact match to the ZTE Blade A6 in hardware, except its selfie camera touts a 5-megapixel camera while ZTE phone has 8 Megapixel selfie camera. Without being surprised until we knew ZTE is the manufacturing partner for the t.phone P, specifically for the hardware but keeping software separate.

It has plastic all over that wraps around the t.phone p’s bottom and top and has a metal rear panel just to render some elegance to the design and support to fingers while holding it. On the left side, you’ll see a SIM tray and the power and volume buttons on the right. Smartron has picked up the textured metallic on and off Power button while volume keys are made of plastic, due to this change, users can easily navigate through the buttons.

The phone flaunts a 5.2 inch of a display with embedded capacitive touch button below it. Going up there is a selfie camera with flash just like a rear camera flash. At the back of the left corner, the phone has a primary camera along with a single LED flash and just around there is a fingerprint scanner that is easy to handle. There are the 3.5mm headphones jack and the secondary microphone sitting on the top. With the compact design, the phone is convenient for one-handed use. It measures around 8.9mm thick in size and weighs 160g including its 5000mAh battery.

Smartron t.phone P specifications and software

The most budget phone might show weak performance with its processor as it’s an underpowered but safe to use and is an exception to Smartron t. Phone P. The smartphone gets its juice from Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 4-core octa-core processor that runs at a clock rate of 1.4GHz and the other four at 1.1GHz. It holds a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, which can further be extended to 128GB. There is a hybrid dual-SIM design structure lets the expandable device work.


  • RAM
    3 GB RAM

  • Display
    5.2 inch HD Display

  • processors
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa Core Processor

  • Camera
    13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera

  • Memory
    32 GB Internal, Expandable Upto 128 GB

  • OS
    Android Nougat 7.1.1

The phone has a 5.2-inch screen of 720×1280 pixels resolution generates seemly viewing angles. As with most budget phones, the Smartron phone p doesn’t give any option to tweak contrast, color temperature and the colors that it has are quite neutral. The tphone has a 13-MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Regarding connectivity, it boasts a Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/h, GPS, FM, AND GLONASS support. The phone has a dual sim slot, but you can use two nano sims at a time or a single sim with MicroSD. And yes, it supports 4G and VoLTE.

Speaking of software, the smartron t.phone P runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with a few inbuilt customizations options. This time the Smartron has a slew of changes on UI. There is a launcher just like Google pixel 2 to open an app drawer when you swipe up the screen. The phone has an improved notification dots, a feature from the latest Android Oreo, that displays a bubble on app icons during notifications from them. As the UI somehow looks like stock android, but some news changes has been added this time.

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You’ll see some preinstalled apps by Smartron itself on the smartphone. Some names are t.cloud, t.store, t.care, and a forum app. Smartron’s cloud storage’s app is t.cloud that offers you 1000GB of free cloud storage, and you’ll leverage this when you create a TronX ID, though you might face some error while signing up, if  it happens then try register with company’s own website as most of didn’t face any issue. Still, There is a possible chance that you might fail in creating with TronX ID.

This is being occurred because the company is still working on it and assured us that retails units will work smoothly as butter. The t.care app is utilized for contact support, and t.store is a collection app for the company’s online accessories store. You see inside it a Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, OneNote, and Skype on the phone. These are installed by default and cannot be deleted but you can disable them.

Smartron t.phone P cameras, performance, and battery life

The t.phone P is equipped with decent Core parts, the result will be visible in a single day as the performance is just optimum compared to most of the relevant priced smartphones which are using some other outdated or underpowered processors instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon. So far the experience of using Smartron t. Phone p has been a lag-free and no signs of delay in the UI. To some extent, the smartphone throws a lag before unlocking it and a little bit slow in fingerprint scanner.

We have compiled the benchmarks to see if it is taking on its competition. The t.phone P scores a total of 44,508 points in AnTuTu while in the Single-core and multi-core test in Geekbench 4, it scored 668 and 2,655 points sequeintly. And the phone has managed to show a 28fpg in GFXBench. Shortly the Cameras DxOmark result will be rolled out.

Battery life of this phone is just impressive we didn’t find any sudden drain in the battery while playing Shadow Fight 3. The Gaming performance is decent as well, and we didn’t notice any intense heat after a long gaming session. Despite of its large battery size the phone doesn’t support a quick charging.

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In the HD video loop test, the t.phone P managed to show a remarkable time of 20 hr and 47 mins, which is by now the best time recorded in the sub-range 10000 Rs segments. Not only that the phone also supports reverse charging which means that you can use the t.phone P to charge other devices just like you use power bank and this phone will be your power bank too. Smartron comes bundled with a 10.5W charger in the box, and it requires at least 3 hrs to top it up.

Unlike battery performance, the camera is just an ordinary and has only few modes you can choose from. In addition to the basic photo and Video, there are Time-lapse, Beauty, Panorama, manuals and Multi-Exposure modes.

Manual mode lets you play with ISO, exposure, auto-focus, and white balance. Multi-Exposure mode lets you snap artistic photos by overlapping frame, And you see normal photo filters too which are used in normal photo mode.

As far as the camera quality is concerned the Smartron t. Phone P couldn’t impress us at some point, the images coming out were bit burn out when set to overexpose mode. Even Macros are overexposed. And the photos captured at room light or indoors showed a better quality compared to daylight. We noticed that when we kept the camera steady while taking a picture, the result came out to be fairly good, As the camera requires more time to focus on an object by reducing the shutter speed.

Smartron t.phone p camera samples

At the same time, the noise is almost regulated. Night shots show fewer details and selfies are overall nice and clean, and the beautify mode is seemly good in smoothening output.
Selfie shooter has a wide selfie mode to help you stitch three shots together to provide a wider frame. Regarding video quality, the rear camera remits 1080p, and front camera maxes out at 720. Smartron t. phone p’s cameras compared to related priced phones are much better, and this might be the key point of its marketing plan.

Conclusion:

As we have allocated its strength and vulnerability, the Smartron t. Phone P boasts good hardware for such a low price considering specs. Design and build quality is well finished, battery life is superior due to its big battery. However, camera wise, the phone is not that great but an excellent pick for this price. You’re getting what you’re paying. If you bother about the long battery life and good hardware then The buying a Smartron t. Phone P is the best decision you can ever make.

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Google Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL First Impressions

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL First Impressions

Before we head on to Google Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL First Impressions, Let’s Talk about the Nexus line up that didn’t work well, and that would have disappointed many Android fans, but in that place, we got the Pixel series – two Serious flagship smartphones that improved immensely upon the Nexus series’ most significant lapses, build quality and camera performance. We noticed the Pixel XL were an outstanding Android device when we tested it. Still, the Pixel phones have seen their decent share of concerns, ever since their launch this October. These included a freezing camera, difficulty with Bluetooth pairing, reports of irregular LTE connectivity and also audio distortion problems. The last of those turned out to be a hardware issue and the only fix was to get a replacement unit.

Its problems like these that made us put into perspective whether Google was confined to hardware, or whether this was yet another costly experiment. As it rolled out, the company is indeed serious enough to take a big part of HTC’s smartphone operations.

This takes us to the brand new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, handsets designed and built following Google’s supervision. This new span of flagships will take on the matches of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 series, Apple’s iPhone X & 8 series, and LG’s V30. Oh, and let’s not overlook Sony’s new Xperia XZ1 either. So, are they any good?

Both the targeting smartphones have various core features and specs in common, just like their predecessors, so let’s dig deep to know more about it. Both smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and hold 4GB of RAM with both 64GB or 128GB of storage with the fixed storage, just like with the original Pixels. They do not contain IP67 ratings for dirt and water resistance, including stereo speakers, which brings them up to speed with the all of today’s flagships. Both feature aluminum unibodies, with fingerprint sensors (back). Both also run on Android 8 Oreo and updates are supported for an extended period. There’s a unique feature called Active Edge, which operates similarly to the ‘squeeze’ display on the HTC U11, and is assigned to trigger Google Assistant.

After using both sets for a while, we think it’s safe to assume that the Pixel 2 is devised for more practical, daily use while the XL version is for those who prefer to look over performance. That’s because the Pixel 2 displays a standard 16:9 full-HD screen while the XL claims of a contemporary 18:9 QHD+ panel. The Pixel 2 is more comfortable to grip in your palm and feels really light. Its 5-inch full-HD OLED panel presents nicely saturated colors. On the other knack, the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch pOLED display, which is how Google can curve it around the corners of the device, as it produces equally good colors and saturation.

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As they use OLED panels, there’s an always-on display feature along with the name called “Now Playing”, which makes its place into Google’s AI capabilities to try to recognize songs playing in the background, and you don’t even require an Internet connection. We’re reported that Google stores an on-device library of dozens of songs that are most likely to trend in your country, and this list is always updated. When some of the well-known tech-news sites asked Google agents how much storage space this database needs, They weren’t given a precise number but told merely”very, very little.”

Placement of the button is suitable for both phones, although moving to all of them requires a fraction of mix-up your fingers on the XL. On both phones, you get to see only a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a SIM tray on the left. There are placed headphone sockets, which might disappoint some folks. However, In order to adjust in the more extensive displays and stereo speakers, and antenna placement and battery size, the 3.5mm sockets had to bring out.

The software on current models is also tweaked a bit with a new home screen. At the peak, you’ll see a part of your daily schedule, with reminders and appointments picked from your calendar. The Google Search box has been migrated to the bottom, wherever it’s within more easy reach of your thumb. It also stays in place as you toggle between home screens. Google Assistant will be getting a lot more cycles, which means you can program a collection of tasks for it to function automatically using a single trigger.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL had shown one of last year’s best phone cameras. And the journey continues with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These new smartphones have passed a DxOMark score of 98, which takes on the previously ruling iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which were balanced at 94 points. That’s a huge leap, even compared to the original Pixels. Google achieved this by breaking the code and sticking to a single camera. Rakowski stated that it’s the blend of hardware and AI or machine learning, which has helped the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL accomplish this feat. Both phones hold 12.2-megapixel sensors including Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and wide f/1.8 apertures wide f/1.8 apertures.

During video recording, the smartphone works on a combination of OIS and EIS (electronic) to produce more stability. Whereas we didn’t get a chance to seek out how well this indeed works outdoors, we got to know it only supports 4K at 30fps for this moment, which is a step behind the iPhone 8 which works on 4K at 60ft.

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We examined the single-camera portrait mode, which works with both the cameras. According to Google, machine learning is used in combination with the dual-pixel sensor to generate a depth map and quarantine subjects from their backgrounds. The result has come out to be pretty impressive when you recognize that there’s no front camera. We couldn’t test out the camera lot, but the whole review will reveal out everything in few days.

Every of Google’s new hardware announcements at its event was actually an exhibition of its valor software, combining hardware and machine learning, with Google Assistant at the core of it all. As CEO Sundar Pichai reemphasized at the start of the keynote, we’re all swaying from a mobile-primary world to an AI-primary world, and Google is directing its focus on its ability to tackle that. Both the smartphones are not only the ornate of smartphones to tap into the business this year, but the company assumes that they will set a new example for user experiences which will be not easy to match for anyone.

In India, you can start buying the phones from November onwards. For Pixel 2 prices may cost you Rs. 61,000 for the 64GB and Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB Pixel 2 XL, Which is quite an expensive price. In a market ruled by Apple and Samsung, Google could bump on both or even give a tough fight, especially admitting that the first span of Pixels didn’t exactly fly off shelves.

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LG Q6 Review

LG Q6 Review

Before we sit back relax and read the LG Q6 Review, we are highlighting some ins and out of the LG’s recent phones. LG’s smartphone arm is having an unfavorable year so far, as its G6 flagship smartphone hasn’t been a fugitive success. Despite it being an excellent smartphone, the company has missed translating that into good sales. In addition to the premium tier, the company hasn’t had any breakout hits with its budget or mainstream contributions either. Now, with its latest Q series, LG wishes to beat the mainstream market with features leaked the G6. The big highlight of its first reveal is the taller FullVision screen.

LG launched three exceptions of the Q6 with different amounts of RAM at the beginning of July, and India has got the Q6 with 3GB of RAM. The device is priced very attractively at Rs. 15,000 (under), which LG expects will draw value-conscious buyers who want to stand out. Still, can the display only be enough to make the Q6 a hit? Let’s find out.

LG Q6 design and build quality

The LG Q6 is unquestionably one of the most comfortable 5.5-inch most recent usable smartphone, thanks to its extremely slim screen borders. The display has rounded corners similar to G6, but the Gorilla Glass would be better if it had a 2.5D curve and sat flat. It has the resolution of 2160×1080 credit goes to the taller aspect ratio. Sadly, there’s no notification LED or always-on display utility to indicate you missed notifications, so you’ll have to turn the display on steadily just to check. There’s just enough area above the screen for a selfie (front) camera and sensors, while underneath, you see an LG logo.

While the LG Q6 Review, we observed The phone uses a 7000-series aluminum frame, which is impressive reflecting we’ve usually seen this grade of metal used in expensive phones. The corners are rounded too, resembling the shape of the display. The back is plastic and attracts dirt very quickly, due to this phone looks a little unattractive during daily use. It also quickly accumulates scratches easily, so that’s something to think of.

The power and volume buttons seem good at a place, and on the left, you see the slots for two Nano-SIM cards & a microSD card. The primary slot accommodates a Nano-SIM and a microSD card whereas the second one is for a second SIM. There’s a headphone socket along with Micro-USB port on the bottom, and at the back, you get a mono speaker. It’s a quite unpleasant not to have a USB Type-C port here, even if it only operates at USB 2.0 speed. Gladly, the camera module lies flat on the back, and we didn’t get any chipping or scuffing while reviewing

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Q6 has one dazzling omission, and that’s none other than a fingerprint sensor. For some reason, LG has discarded this security feature. You’ll see the face recognition alternatively, which works great but there are some glaring imperfections which might be the issue. By default, face recognition works fast enough – all you got to do is mount the smartphone to your face, and it will automatically unlock itself. But, in front of the camera, it can easily be tricked by holding a simple photo of the user. Secondly, even though you are supported to register just one face, you can technically cheat by adding someone else’s face with the help of the ‘Improve face recognition’ option. However, to get access to this feature, you will require a pattern or a pin, so there’s some level of security put in place.

If you want to secure the recognition feature then there is a way to do it called ‘Advance face recognition.’ This doesn’t allow the 2d feature pass off for your face. But it may take a loathsome of time to unlock the phone. The low light won’t allow this function work correctly.
Overall, the Q6 is an eye-catching device, mostly thanks to its display. Feels sturdy, well built and has an ergonomic design. We’re not quite disappointed with omissions like the USB Type-C port, fingerprint sensor and notification light on the phone.

LG Q6 specifications and feature

The Q6 isn’t an individually dominant smartphone, rocking the inexpensive Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 platform that also works in the sub-Rs. 10,000 Xiaomi Redmi 4. This is a 64-bit octa-core SoC chipped with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocks at 1.4GHz. It still depends on the old 28nm fabrication process. Regarding graphics, we get an integrated Adreno 505 GPU. Benchmark numbers are below average, In AnTuTu it scores like 42,392 points and 12fps in GFXbench.

Other specifications hold 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB-OTG, FM radio, and 4G VoLTE.Wi-Fi/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-OTG, 4G VoLTE,

The Q6 doesn’t have a direct video call option in the dialer app, which is usually seen on Samsung phones. We’re hopeful that LG has used an up-to-date version of Android (7.1.1 nougat). Even the security patch status is relatively recent (July 1 at the time of this review).

LG’s default theme isn’t the sleekest, but you can dial down these customizations and bring the look closer to stock by the Settings app. The on-screen buttons on the navigation tape at the bottom of the screen can be re-ordered and customised, and you can add a fourth button for shifting between SIMs or drag down the notification shade, without any hassle to expand. The default single-layered look can be interchanged for the traditional app drawer layout, & Google Assistant is now too.

Stock apps add LG Mobile Switch to assist you with transfer your data from an old device to the Q6. RemoteCall Service which permits an LG customer care agent to manage your phone remotely to fix problems; a portal for themes and general news about LG products named LG Smart World; and Smart Doctor which allows you monitor your battery, RAM usage and storage. The notification shade also contains a toggle called Capture+, which permits you to draw and add text to screenshots.

The Settings app is divided into tabs which make it easy to notice what you’re looking for. You can modify the way downloaded apps scale to the 18:9 screen. This works fine with games, and you can shift between aspect ratios although this will restart the app. Other settings allow you to change the font, text size and thickness, and settings for the blue light filter.

 

LG Q6 performance, cameras, and battery life

Despite its lackluster benchmark scores, the Q6 manages basic tasks properly. We found the interface to be still without any stuttering in animations. Multitasking is controlled surprisingly well, and apps load reasonably quickly. The handset doesn’t heat up with regular use of conventional apps, but the metal frame does get hot when gaming. The Q6 also does a fair job of rendering most 3D games with playable framerates. Games like Xenowerk run smooth but heavier ones like Asphalt 8 aren’t very fair.

LG offers a feature termed ‘Game battery saver’ which when allowed to operate, is assumed to diminish the resolution of games to preserve power, but can have the impact of improving framerates. There are three choices: Extended, Maximum and Custom. The latter lets you cut the resolution to all the way to ‘low,’ which causes remarkable pixellation in games. We saw a slight increase in framerates in Asphalt 8, though the game still didn’t run as smoothly as it supposed to be. There’s also a feature termed ‘Break time,’ which pauses games and decreases the screen brightness and SoC performance to keep battery power when you leave the phone untouched.

The media playback is good to get run by a Q6’s display.But it can’t manage 4K video files. The screen is a little reflective but brightness is fair, and colors are carefully saturated. The speaker goes reasonably loud in games and media, but since it’s installed at the back, it doesn’t offer the soundest experience.

The 13-megapixel back camera captures modest levels of detail in landscapes and macros. Colors are well represented, and focusing is justly quick. The Q6 camera viewfinder holds a DSLR-style green square to showcase autofocus points, but this doesn’t always imply that your point is in focus. It’s helpful to tap the coveted area on the viewfinder to secure proper focus. Edges nearby objects in close-ups and landscapes have some compression artifacts, but this is only noticeable if the crop is done in a 100% way. The Q6 performs a decent job in low light too, with a minimum noise and details like text you see in the background of images being readable.

The quality of recorded video is fair, but the resolution is bounded to 1080p. A ‘Steady recording’ toggle in the settings supports stabilize footage reasonably well. The front 5-megapixel camera delivers surely average selfies, but you do get a wide-angle mode with which you stuff more physiques into a frame.

The camera app is simple and obvious to navigate. All the buttons and toggles are placed correctly as you would want them to be. There’s a Square Camera mode, similar to what we viewed on the G6, which permits you to use half of the screen as a viewfinder and the other half as a source to frame your shots. LG has also added a hidden carousel for smart sharing to social media.

We noticed that the 3000mAh battery endured us through almost a whole day of regular usage, but constant video playback makes a bigger hole. In HD video loop test, it lasted just 9 hours and 32 minutes, which isn’t surpassing. There’s no fast charging, which is frustrating.

 

LG Q6 picture samples

Verdict

The 18:9 screen aspect ratio is certain to become big in the smartphone cosmos, and the LG Q6 seems futuristic despite its value pricing, which could be a dominant selling point. Even its look should also not be old-fashioned down the line. It isn’t the most powerful smartphone in its range so if brute force is something you’re looking for, then you better search for redmi note 3 or Honor 6x.

The Q6 stands out for the reason of its design and display, and we also admire the level of customisation we get by its custom Android UI. Apart from these items, there’s little extra to get excited about. Its budget-level processor manages performance level in particular games and apps. The back camera is decent, but the front camera could have been salutary. Battery life isn’t too powerful either. Lastly, the missing fingerprint sensor is sure to be a trouble.

We would assume that the LG Q6 is a good buy if you prioritize looks above all elements and like holding something to show off.

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Sony xperia xz premium review

Sony xperia xz premium review – Is it value for money?

Over All Rating 94%

Highlights

  • Sony Xperia xz premium plagued its predecessors out of the way.
  • Using latest Snapdragon 835. 
  • It’s heavier  than the XZ’s.
  • It’s priced at nearly 60,000 INR

Gladly after Sony Xperia XZs (Review), Sony has now launched an even higher-end offering in India called the Xperia XZ Premium, Let’s jump right into the Sony xperia xz premium review, the phone carries a price tag of Nearly Rs. 60,000 or ($929) five times more than the Xperia XZs.

Snapdragon 835 SoC is the most recent processor that this Premium phone is using, Which makes this phone the first to feature Qualcomm’s latest and fabulous, as well as 4k HDR display, which is unquestionably the unusual move in the mobile industry taken by the Giant company Sony.

The Xperia Z5 is the predecessor to the Xperia XZ Premium. not only The XZ Premium does offer 4k display, but it was Xperia Z5 Premium which was the first phone to dispatch with a 4k display.

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The pricing of Sony’s new smartphone is true to its name, and at nearly Rs. 60,000, it makes the competitors to the Phones like Samsung Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7. It is still to see that Sony’s new offering can knock out Samsung’s flagship, But before we move on, has Sony fixed out the previous overheating problem that’s tormented Xperia flagships for the past few spans? Let’s dive into this.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium design and build quality

Sony Xperia XZ Premium build quality & design are the topic to be concerned, and the preference may vary from person to person. You wouldn’t agree on the fact that the ‘Luminous Chrome’ Finish in this handset is the most unexpected outcome that we have come across. It’s is highly reflective, and the chrome design is strangely slippery when used with one hand. This Sony Xperia XZ weighs around at nearly 190g, which is too heavier than the XZs, also feels quite thick while using or playing a game.
Sony seems to be no good at all in designing rut, and this statement Sony itself cannot refuse to commit. Chunky borders around the screen surely are not a good pick in 2017.

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Build quality is excellent on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Thanks though to a metal frame and Gorilla Glass 5 to add value at its grand. IP65 (water and dust resistance feature) is standing well on the phone as it is rated 68. We just don’t like the plastic sides, as it reduces the premium touch of this phone, this you’ll realize when you end up holding this phone after an hour or two. Placement of the buttons is fine, with the power button lying conveniently in line with your thumb and middle finger (if you’re left-handed.)

You’ll see a tab on the left for the SIM cards. For the primary SIM, you have to use a fingernail to dig out the tray. But the outer is fastened to a second hybrid-sim tray. It might be inconvenient, as it shouldn’t be a major concern unless you swap out SIMs frequently. What’s worse is that each time the handset needs a reboot you open up the tab, which is irritating if you change your microSD cards a lot.

If you have seen the physical ports on the Sony Xperia XZs, then you’ll notice the Sony Xperia XZ Premium using the same ports, so it uses USB 3.0 Type-C port at the bottom end and a 3.5mm headphones outlet on the top front, also a dedicated shutter release key on the right. The Xperia XZ Premium owns stereo speakers that face forward.

The reflective back apparently displays a Xperia logo and the NFC icon.
You’ll see a metal ring around the camera that juts out smoothly but not enough to generate an appalling bulge. Inside the box, apart from the Sony Xperia XZ Premium handset, you get a quick charge 3.0 fit charger, a stereo headset, a data cable, and a quick guide to get started with the device.

The 5.5-inch display of Xperia XZ Premium has a high 2160×3840 resolution, shifting the density to 801ppi. According to our perspective, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a density of nearly 567ppi. Whereas this looks very engaging regarding the spec sheet, in fact, you will spend most of your time staring at the full-HD output (which is approximately 403ppi) rather than the inherent 4K. Sony assures us that the UI and all apps run at absolute-HD resolution, and it’s only when you watch a 4K video that you take full benefit of the native resolution.

This demonstrates why benchmarks identify the screen’s resolution as 1080p – the phone appears to block them from seeing and adjusting to the original resolution of the display. Executing everything at 4K every time would take massive load on battery life, which wouldn’t have been pleasant for anyone. Having stated that, this is still an outstanding smartphone display shows even at 1080p, with blade-sharp text and vibrant colors. Here Sony featuring itself as, you get to choose between color profiles, adjust the white balance, and choose whether or not to let video image betterment.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium specifications and features

The Xperia XZ Premium has updated specs, Using very competent and latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, which replaces the Snapdragon 821 still applied in many of this year’s flagships. You’ll experience the eight cores in this new chip versus four on its predecessor, but more importantly, regarding battery usage, it should be a lot more valuable and efficient, thanks to the precise fabrication process which is built on. It also supports the latest UFS 2.1 storage system, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LTE modem and a Quick Charge 4.0, While the SoC might help these hallmarks. It’s conclusively up to each OEM to implement them, Including, you do get a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, USB-OTG, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 4G with VoLTE. Although, there’s no wireless charging and FM radio.

The phone packs a whopping 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which surely would wrap up most of the time for the people. You can double up the storage using a microSD card of up to 256GB in the second SIM slot.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium scored an impressive Benchmark of 174,482 points in AnTuTu as expected, but do mark that they all ran at 1080p and not the native 4k resolution. GFXBench’s T-rex run maxed out at 60FPS. Unexpectedly Phone didn’t overheat even after a long gaming session.

Similar to the Xperia XZs, the Xperia XZ Premium runs on updated version of Android Nougat (7.11) with Sony’s own custom treatment. You’ll see preinstalled Apps for music, video, and photos, along with SonyLIV, Playstation, Lounge, News, What’s New and TV SideView. Lifelog feature allows you keep the trail on your activity including calories burnt, steps taken, etc. Some UI elements like the app switcher and notifications shade are all stock Android. Additional features like Changing the theme or Pairing the phone with a DualShock 4 controller can be used in the settings app.

So far in the Sony xperia xz premium review, we have articulated many aspect of it. Now  sit back relax and read the remaining stuff that you would likely not miss out.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium cameras, performance, and battery life

App performance and General UI is excellent, in which we didn’t handle any falter or slow-downs even after stuffing the phone with media files and apps. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium doesn’t hold the best supportive design to use on the go. As a result, the chrome finish would not help with the grip either. Call quality is sublime as well as the 4G works well, and we didn’t face any issue on call quality.

Asphalt 8 and Implosion are games we have managed to run with smooth framerates. As we have discussed the most annoying thing in this handset is that the phone needs a restart everytime you open the side tab or flap and even when you change your setting to cellular data between SIMs with the help of setting app. As Sony tells us that this was purposely put in place as a ‘security measure.’

The HDR display features a noticeably improved color gamut than those which do not have HDR displays. After testing this with some sample clips from YouTube, and we observed the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a bit decent performance Compared to the Galaxy S8+ on display, giving slightly sharp details in the highlights.

When it comes to the Audio performance of the Xperia XZ Premium, We found that the Audio quality is equally good through headphones, with a bunch of useful enhancements like Surround Sound (VPT) and ClearAudio+ to take advantage of. Frequencies can be fine tuned with EQ presents or by setting it manually. Happily, you don’t have to worry about checking the speakers with your palms as they face forward, however, the volume seems to be not very loud.

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Cameras are pretty much the same for both Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ premium. On the back, you get a 19-MP motion eye camera with a built sensor, that lets you capture video at 960fps in a super-slow-motion effect. With slow motion, the one second’s (1s) footage can be stretchable to about five seconds which is fun to play with. The Phone also has 5-axis stabilization for the rear and front cameras, the Shutter button which can be used to launch the camera app and capture a picture by simply holding the shutter button down.

Color reproduction and the details have come out of high quality in landscapes and macros taken in daylight. You can eyes on a bit of JPEG compression artifacts when you zoom in all the way, but generally, it’s not something you’ll concern. Focusing is quick, supported very well in video recording changing between different subjects. The sensor captures a full gamut of colors at the decent level, which is accurate when capturing scenes like the setting sun. Low-light shots came pretty well with little noise, whereas details take a bit of a hit.

The primary camera on the Sony Xperia XZ premium has a whopping 13-megapixel sensor with comparably wide f’2.0 aperture which generates satisfactory results even indoors. Contrast to Xperia XZs, the overheating problem in the Xperia XZ Premium is way better while filming in 4k videos. The handset throws no Temperature warning message after the continuous ten minutes of recording, Which is a big accomplishment for Sony. Users can also switch to the more developed H.265 codec, also known as HEVC, for recording video

Battery backup has crossed over one day worth of usage, but if you watch a lot of videos, then the chances are less to run it the whole day. The Phone hit an impressive Video play time of 9 hours and four minutes, which is noticeably less than XZs and significantly less than what other flagships hold including the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Also, The Quick charge 3.0 and Quovo Adaptive charging are the accessories we get with this handset.

Verdict

As we have highlighted the heating issue that Sony has been offering for a quite long, but this smartphone plagued its predecessor out of the way. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the direct rival to the Flagships like Samsung Galaxy s8+, iPhone 7 and HTC U11. The Sony Xperia XZ is just dominant, has a water-resistant body, excellent display, an endurable battery life and offers the impressive cameras. Its main inclination is its ergonomics and aesthetics, and the new Samsung’s smoke the Xperia in this respect. We would expect the more modern design style in Sony’s upcoming mobiles. The chrome finish might entice some consumers but isn’t practical for this world usage, and What we mean that this current color quite not fits one’s criteria, So Please look at the other color option if you’re considering buying this phone.

At the time of writing this review, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium going for a mountainous price rate of Rs. 59,990 or ($929), which is quite expensive considering that there’s only a comparatively small spec projection compared to the Xperia XZs. If Sony hopes to deliver a good number of units off the rack, then it needs to get more competitive with the price, as the Galaxy S8 would assuredly be a head turner for many people including me.

OnePlus 5 Review

OnePlus 5 Review – oneplus 5 vs galaxy S8?

Overall Rating Highlights 91%

Highlights

  • It’s the company’s expensive Smartphone as of now.

  • It can take on Galaxy S8 and Iphone 7 in term of specs.

  • Company this time has offered a better camera.

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The best Android Smartphone you might never have heard of before has just arrived in the market.

The OnePlus 5 literally a candid opponent to the new Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as the Google Pixel and iPhone 7, yet its price is significantly less than each of them.

If you’re in the store to buy a new smartphone, here’s why you should go with the OnePlus 5 over the S8.

Design

Though the OnePlus 5 is a kind of smartphone from which you can’t eyes off and is just Hot on the market, it strikes the right stability between practical and aesthetic.

It looks pretty much alike the iPhone 7, which most people think attractive enough, and outshines the Pixel, but not contains the wow factor of the S8, which you can see right at the top of the head. Still, where it has the edge over the S8 is usability.

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Samsung performed an unexpected error with the position and design of the S8’s fingerprint scanner &, while it may appear like a small issue, it had a meaningful negative influence on the overall consumer experience.

The OnePlus might be a little less showy, but its fingerprint scanner is spacious, easy to reach and secure – everything the S8’s isn’t. Since you unlock your smartphone many times a day, that’s an outstanding constituent.

Build

While the OnePlus 5 Review, Another benefit has seen over the S8 is durability. The Samsung flagship’s “all glass” design may be remarkable, but it’s also delicate.

After drop tests, it was defined as “extremely sensitive to cracking when released from any angle,” with the back panel particularly prone to smashing.

While the OnePlus hasn’t yet been drop-tested, its anodized aluminum body should assure it can take more damage than the S8. The handset feels solid, but we must check that its protruding camera is a slight reason for concern.

Accuracy

An Android 7.1.1 Nougat operates the OnePlus 5, and we’re gratified to announce that the firm hasn’t fiddled with the stock software greatly, leaving it almost as pure and user-friendly as Google expected it to be.

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OnePlus’ OxygenOS supplements a grasp of features, but they quite enough all add something positive. Reading mode is the best in all, which absorbs the color from the screen and filters out blue light, returning an e-reader.

Detailed Screenshots allows you to take a screenshot of a full-length page, Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode permits you play the game without being hindered by notifications, and Secure Box allows you store private documents, videos, and pictures in a password-dem folder.

The S8 on the different angle comes pre-loaded with bloatware you’re unlikely ever to make it work, such as Samsung Gear, Galaxy Apps and the company’s own browser, email & calendar apps. Even the Bixby, Samsung’s much-publicized voice assistant, doesn’t work to its full capacities yet.

Camera

Camera quality has typically been a weak spot for OnePlus, but the company has really centered its attention on reforming this with the OnePlus 5.

It sports a dual-camera setup, coupling a 16-MP sensor with a 20-MP telephoto sensor.

They work mutually to offer enhanced photography with zoom and being called Portrait mode, through which you can automatically blur the background of pictures, to make your detail stand out. It’s not perfect, as it seldom blurs things it shouldn’t and collapses to blur stuff that it should, but most casual Handset photographers will consider it and have fun using it.

The spirit level feature added in Pro mode is also really convenient, and the whooping 16-MP selfie camera seems very impressive with the screen flash.

The OnePlus doesn’t truly meet the Pixel for camera quality, but it’s right up there with the S8, which is quite an unexpected change for the company.

Battery

This appears to be an unusual feature to include, as the OnePlus 5’s battery capacity (3,300mAh) is actually shorter than the 3T’s (3,400mAh), Why? Because the company itself had desired to make the phone slenderer. Individually, I don’t mind a slightly denser frame if it leads to a better battery life.

Still, the S8’s stamina – squeezes out the Power by a 3,000mAh battery – is surely one of its weakest points.

Not only is the OnePlus’ battery larger than the S8’s, but it also has a small demanding screen to power. It will simply get you through a full day of use.

Dash Charge is also super quick, so you’ll be able to recharge it anytime on the Go.

Price and the Verdict

Finally, the significant thing the OnePlus 5 has going for it is its cost. Although it’s the company’s most prized smartphone – by some measure, too – it’s still a lot cheaper than the smartphones it makes a pair of rivals with.

The black color variant, which packs with 128GB of Internal Memory and a mountainous 8GB of RAM, is priced at INR 40878.58, whereas the gray model, with 64GB of Internal Memory and 6GB of RAM, is priced at INR 36782.53. The Samsung Galaxy S8, while, comes with 64GB of Internal Memory and 4GB of RAM, and is priced at INR 56448.03.

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The iPhone 7 and Pixel, both of which were launched a year back and are set to be succeeded by new flagships in the coming months, both currently carries a price tag of INR 49098.

The S8 looks eye-catching and has a clearer screen, and the Pixel has a decent camera, but ahead of that, the OnePlus 5 more than holds its own.

It assuredly isn’t foolproof, but it’s great to use, notably potent and has a pleasantly loud speaker.

As the OnePlus 5 Review and battle comes to an end The OnePlus 5 gives far more worth for money than any of its competitors. It officially will go on sale on 27 June and is being stocked exclusively by Oct. in the UK.