Tecno has consistently impressed with its high-quality, competitively priced smartphones. After the foldable phones, Tecno’s Phantom line-up released the V Flip on October 1, 2023, in Bangladesh. It marks Tecno's first foray into the flip phone market. This stylish and feature-packed device boasts a sleek design with impressive technical specifications. But is all that hype real? Let’s take a look into the key specifications, pros, cons, and price of the Tecno Phantom V Flip. Key Features of Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G Design The Tecno Phantom V Flip impresses with its seamless fusion of style and practicality. Unfolded, it stands gracefully at 171.72mm by 74.05mm by 6.95mm, boasting a sleek and slender profile. The vegan leather exterior not only enhances its aesthetics but also ensures a comfortable and secure grip. Despite a subtle crease on dark wallpapers, the inner screen remains inconspicuous during regular use. Weighing a mere 194g, the phone feels delightfully lightweight. The 'Hoverlock' hinge design allows for a flexible open angle between 30 to 150 degrees, enhancing user convenience. Read more: Xiaomi 14 Pro Review: What’s special about it? When folded, the device maintains its elegance, measuring 88.77mm in height and 14.95mm in thickness. A circular cover display, a right-side fingerprint scanner, and a smooth unfolding process contribute to the device's overall appeal, with the caveat of lacking an IP rating, requiring users to exercise caution against splashes and dust. Display The Tecno Phantom V Flip offers a distinctive dual-screen experience, featuring a sizable 6.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED Foldable display with an impressive 94.5% screen-to-frame ratio. Featuring 1080 by 2640 pixels of resolutions with a pixel density of 413 ppi, the main screen delivers stunning visuals, enhanced by a variable refresh rate of LTPO 10-120Hz for adaptive performance. Complementing this is the 1.32-inch AMOLED cover screen, providing quick access to essential information. The device showcases technological prowess with a touch screen rate of 360MHz for one and two-finger interactions on the cover screen, coupled with a 120Hz refresh rate. Notably, the main screen boasts a vibrant color depth of 1 billion, while the cover screen maintains a crisp 16.7 million. Read more: Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Review: Flagship Phone with Slim Foldable Design The impressive 1000 nit peak brightness and durable cover glass, featuring Schott UTG for the main screen and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for the cover screen, add a layer of sophistication to this innovative smartphone. Camera Elevate your photography game with the Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G's impressive camera system. The main 64 MP camera, armed with a spacious 1/1.73″ sensor, PDAF, and a wide f/1.7 aperture, ensures stunning clarity and detail in every shot. Complementing this powerhouse is a 13MP ultrawide lens, perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes and group shots with its 120° field of view. The front screen's 32 MP sensor guarantees impeccable selfies. With a diverse range of shooting modes, including film, video, AI cam, and portrait mode, the smartphone caters to various creative preferences. Read more: vivo V29e 5G Review: Is this mid-range phone rightly priced? The rear camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps and 1080p at 30/60fps, featuring Steady Video support for smooth footage. Meanwhile, the front camera delivers 1080p video recording and slow-motion capabilities, ensuring your moments are captured with precision and style.
vivo smartphones have always been about strong camera performance. Since its initial days, vivo has expanded the V series to include mid-range as well as flagship-grade smartphones that offer exclusive camera perks. Recently, the brand launched the V29e 5G in Bangladesh on 29th October 2023 on a pre-order basis. The V29e brings 5G capability to the latest entry-level mid-range V series smartphone. Let’s find out what changed from last year’s V27e and what exciting new features the V29e has to offer. Key Specifications of vivo V29e 5G Design and Build Quality There was a time when every new release from vivo would mean a complete design overhaul. However, the brand has been subtly moving towards uniformity considering the last two iterations of the V series have seen only incremental updates. The V29e has also seen slight design changes compared to the V27e. The device comes in at 162.35 mm by 74.85 mm by 7.69 mm with 190 g weight. The weight is kept low thanks to the plastic front and the glass back. The V29e comes in three color variants, Forest Black, Rose Gold, and Ice Creek Blue. However, only the Forest Black and Rose Gold variants are available in Bangladesh. Read more: vivo iQOO Z7 Pro: Is it an efficient gaming phone? The choice of ports and buttons are the same with the power button, volume rocker, speaker, and Type C charger in their usual place. However, unlike the V27e, the shared sim slot cannot be used as a micro SDXC slot anymore. The device is also IP54 dust and splash-resistant. The Display The display on the vivo V29e is a 6.67-inch almost-symmetrical AMOLED panel. The large display has a new exciting addition this time. The 120 Hz refresh rate is coupled with 1150 nits of peak brightness making it perfectly legible under direct sunlight. The 2400 × 1080 pixel render asserts a 394 ppi density. The E4 light emitter ensures deep blacks and sharp contrast even when the display is dimmed. Users will be getting a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and a 107% NTSC color saturation. Out of the box, the display shows a cooler tone. But it can easily be calibrated from the settings. The 88.3% screen-to-body ratio makes for an impressive screen real estate which doesn’t fare pretty well for its price point. Read more: OPPO A58 Review: Is this budget-friendly phone good for photos?
The Note series from Infinix has been their go-to affordable option that blends price and performance. The previous releases like Note 10 and Note 12 were highly popular in the budget-friendly phone range. Infinix launched Note 30 5G on 22nd May 2023. Now the question arises, can Note 30 hold the legacy? Let’s look at the main features of the Infinix Note 30 5G variant and find out whether it lives up to the hype. Key Specifications of the Infinix Note 30 5G Design and Build Quality An interesting thing about the Note series is that the design goes through minimal changes in each iteration. Most of the changes take place on the design of the camera housing or the back with the device retaining most of its other design elements. The Note 30 5G too walks the same route with a boxy design and a large rectangular camera housing on the back. Dimension-wise, the device comes in at 168.5 mm by 76.5 mm by 8.5 mm with 205 g weight. Read more: Xiaomi 13T Pro Review: The flagship killer is back The device has a plastic frame with either glass or leather back depending on the color variant. The Magic Black and Interstellar Blue variants come in glass whereas the Sunset Gold has a tan leather finish on the back. Coming to the front, there is a noticeable chin on the bottom with a punch-hole camera cut out. Even for a budget-friendly smartphone, the large chin stands out like a sore thumb. It might be the only design drawback of the Note 30 5G. The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right side of the smartphone. The Note 30 5G has stuck with the side-mounted fingerprint scanner placed on the power button. The 3.5 mm headphone jack is also present on the device which will be a pleasant feature for many. There is also a dedicated micro SDXC slot so storage concerns will not be an issue. Read more: Xiaomi Pad 6 Review: Can It be a True iPad Alternative? The Display The display on the Note 30 5G is a 6.78-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. The display holds 1080 by 2460 pixels at 396 ppi. Even though it’s an LCD panel, several features make it stand out from contemporary displays. Like the choice of 120 Hz refresh rate and 580 nits of peak brightness. While it’s not the brightest display out there, it is perfectly legible under direct sunlight. The display also showed good contrast in the test. There were not any color shifts here and there and the blacks looked deep compared to the usual washed-out appearance. Out of the box, the color calibration seemed to be on the warmer side but it can be changed from the display settings as per the user’s preference. The only drawback here is the design of the front. The large chin at the bottom takes up a significant front real estate. It accounts for an 84.7% screen-to-body ratio which isn’t really up to the 2023 design standards. Read more: 10 Best GPS Trackers for Cars in Bangladesh The Camera The Infinix Note 30 5G has a triple camera setup beautifully positioned on the raised platform at the back. While on paper, the smartphone has a triple camera, all of the work is essentially done by the 108 MP main sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 26mm focal length, and 1/1.67" sensor size. The two supporting sensors are a 2 MP depth sensor and a QVGA sensor. QVGA sensors are quite obsolete in 2023 as they essentially have no specific functionality. It is almost as if Infinix included them for the sake of having a triple-camera marketing tagline. Coming back to the performance of the main sensor, the results were satisfactory considering the price. The high megapixel count assists in capturing more details than before. However, the end product is still pixel-binned 12 MP pictures unless you are shooting at 108 MP raw. Though the processing on the raw images was a bit off, they had better details compared to the pixel-binned images. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Review: What are the key upgrades? The pictures came out really well under direct sunlight. The photos had a good contrast with a decent dynamic range. The subjects were consistently in focus and the pictures produced sharp details. Sometimes, the photos of objects or nature may look a bit over processed but the color pop looks pleasing to the eye. The picture quality, however, doesn’t hold in the low light or artificial lighting. Images still look over-processed and sometimes they also look overexposed in certain low-light conditions. The front camera has a generic 16 MP shooter. There’s nothing fancy about it and it produces passable results. The videography on the Note 30 5G is rated to be 1440p at 30fps by the main shooter, while 1080p at either 30 or 60fps footage can be captured by the selfie sensor. Read more: Symphony Helio 80 Review: Is the hype justified? The OS has an interesting feature called Dual View Recording which allows recording on both the front and back camera at the same time. However, the lack of OIS and EIS is something that affects the video quality to a certain extent. To sum things up, the camera is a solid performer in terms of pictures. But the videography still has a long road to tread. Processor and Performance The Note 30 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 6080 based on the 6 Nm architecture. Being an entry-level processor, the 6 Nm architecture helps a lot in terms of power-efficient output. The processor has a chip design of 2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Read more: vivo V29 5G Review: Is it a balanced camera phone? In terms of performance, the spec resonates in use. The device performed well in gaming. Tests were run with PUBG, Asphalt 9, COD, and Genshin Impact. While it can hardly run on max graphics settings, the device was able to run in mid settings. The device had a uniform output with no noticeable frame drops. It heated up a bit but didn’t trigger rapid battery loss or thermal throttling. In day-to-day use, the device performed smoothly. Combining that with a 120 Hz refresh rate, the performance felt no less than a flagship-grade smartphone. The Note 30 5G is running on Android 13 with XOS 13 skin on top of it. The XOS is still a bloatware-filled mess for anyone coming from a stock Android experience. But previous users of Infinix should feel right at home. Battery and Charge Time The Infinix Note 30 5G has a 5000 mAh battery on board with 45W fast charging. The device also has a new feature called bypass charging which shifts 30% of the power directly to the motherboard. It helps to ensure the battery health by optimizing the usage. Read more: Honor Pad X9 Review: Is it worth buying? Pros and Cons of Infinix Note 30 5G Pros: - Interesting design and elements - Great performance - Fast charging - Dual stereo speaker - Bright and crisp display Cons: - Videography lacks stability - Bloatware. Read more: Best Tablets under Tk 25000 in Bangladesh Price of Infinix Note 30 5G The Infinix Note 30 5G is available in two variants – 4/128 GB and the 8/256 GB variant. The prices of the variants are 13,999 and 14,699 INR respectively. The price roughly translates to 18,461 and 19,384 BDT respectively (1 INR = 1.32 BDT). However, the price can differ once it becomes officially available in Bangladesh. Verdict The Infinix Note 30 5G is a refreshing update compared to last year’s Note 12 5G. While the naming structure has no resemblance, the Note 30 can be considered as an incremental update to the Note 12. In terms of its strengths, the display, processor, and design would be the key selling points for the device. But as always, there remains much to be desired from the camera system. The bloatware may disappoint some users. Read more: Top 9 Most Anticipated Smartphones Coming to Bangladesh in October 2023 To sum things up, the Note 30 5G can be a standard choice for day-to-day use. Those who are looking for a budget-friendly gaming phone can consider the Infinix Note 30 5G as it brings a good balance of price and performance.
realme has made its name in the East Asian market as one of the go-to budget and mid-range smartphone brands. The company has maintained its value-for-money proposition and always brought something unique for the users. In line with their innovative lineup, realme recently launched the 11x 5G in India on 30th August 2023. The device brings a revamped design with a new processor. Let’s have a detailed look at realme 11x 5G and see what else has changed from the previous iteration. Key Specifications of realme 11x 5G Design and Build Quality realme launched the 11 and 11x as the direct successor to their highly popular realme 10. It seems this year, the brand is trying to bring unison in all their lineups ranging from the GT, Narzo as well as the C series. The overarching design element brings a flat design which realme is calling their S-curve Gradient Design with a large camera housing on the back. The 11x comes with a plastic back, aluminum frame, and glass front protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The back panel has a distinct refractive frosted finish that gives it a glass-like look. From the looks of it, the device exudes premium quality all around. There’s nothing to worry about accidental smudges or scratches as the device comes with a clear case on the box. Read more: September 2023 New Smartphone Release: Top 10 Most Anticipated Phones in Bangladesh The dimension of the 11x is 165.7 x 76 x 7.89 mm and the weight is 190 gm. All the ports and buttons are standard on the 11x with the power button which doubles as the physical fingerprint scanner, volume rocker, Type-C charging port, and the ever-important headphone jack. There’s a dedicated slot for the micro SDXC which is another useful addition as the user can now have dual stand-by sims. Overall the design and the build quality of the 11x is impressive. It doesn’t quite feel like a sub-250 USD device by the looks and that’s probably one of its strong suits. The Display The display on the realme 11x is an IPS LCD one with 6 level refresh rate. The choice of an LCD panel might be a deterrent for many but the panel itself doesn’t fall very short of AMOLED competitors. The 6.72-inch Dynamic Ultra Smooth panel has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This brings the pixel density on the 20:9 aspect ratio to 392 ppi. As the specs suggest, the panel is a sharp and crisp one that will suffice for most users. Read more: Walton Xanon X20 Review: Is it a value-for-money gaming phone? Additionally, the display has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 550 nits of typical brightness, and 680 nits of HBM. The HBM allows for perfect legibility under direct sunlight even though it is an LCD panel. Like other entry-level budget smartphones, the display unfortunately doesn’t have a symmetrical design. The lower chin reduces the screen-to-body ratio to 86.6%. Regardless, it doesn’t look out of place thanks to the sleek colors and the updated center punch hole design. Overall, the display won’t compete with an AMOLED panel. But in effect, users would be hard-pressed to find faults or lacking in day-to-day use. The Camera The large circular camera housing on the back holds the dual sensors of the 11x. The sensors and the LED flashlight have been placed in such a way that it looks like an emoji face up close. The main sensor is a 64 MP f/1.79 wide-angle shooter with 25.1 mm focal length. The supporting sensor is a 2 MP depth sensor which aids in portrait shots. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget Smartphones under 250 USD these days tend to skip the ultrawide shooter in favor of an “unnecessary” depth/portrait sensor. While on paper the 11x is a dual camera device, in effect, users will be using the single main sensor only. Coming to the picture quality, the performance of the main sensor in daylight was excellent. There was decent clarity in each frame with good dynamic range and details. The edge detection was also pretty good. However, pictures taken in portrait mode sometimes appeared to be a bit softer than the standard 1x shots. But in most cases, the camera did an excellent job of capturing perfect daylight pictures. The picture quality also maintains consistency in low light or artificial lighting conditions. The camera captures the exposures well depending on the lighting scenario. There were not any noticeable grains or softness except for photos taken in extreme dark conditions. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The front camera is an 8 MP AI shooter with an f/2.05 aperture. It produces passable results for social media and casual selfies, nothing beyond that. The videography on the realme 11x is limited to 1080P at 30 fps. realme could’ve easily pushed the videography to at least up to 4K. But the lack of EIS or OIS somewhat ties down the prospect of stable higher-resolution videos. Overall, the camera is easily the star of the device here as it packs a punch above the rest in its price range. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? Processor and Performance The realme 11x boasts an all-new chipset from MediaTek. The Dimensity 6100+ based on the 6 Nm architecture is the latest lower mid-range processor from MediaTek which they introduced in their flagship Dimensity lineup. It’s like how Snapdragon moved to the 7 Gen series to streamline its processors. In comparison, the Dimensity 6100+ can be considered slightly below the Snapdragon 695 and slightly above the Snapdragon 680. The octa-core processor has 2 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 chip design with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The performance of the processor was just as expected from an entry-level or lower mid-range processor. It's hard to categorize the processor in a single group as the performance level is thinning at each level with each new processor iteration. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? The processor performed well in 3D titles like Genshin Impact, PUBG, COD, and Asphalt 9. Genshin Impact and PUBG were producing constant frames in mid-settings. A higher setting caused occasional frame drops here and there. But for day-to-day casual use, the device breezes through everything much in part due to the smooth animations and the 120 Hz display. The 6/8 GB of onboard RAM can be coupled with another 8GB of dynamic RAM converted from the ROM space. The processor is coupled with the realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13. The UI has its share of bloatware but they can always be uninstalled at the user’s discretion. Overall, the performance of the device is exactly what you’d expect from a utilitarian smartphone. Battery and Charge Time The realme 11x has a 4880 mAh battery on board. The battery is coupled with 33W SUPERVOOC charging. It can take the device from 1 to 50% in just 29 minutes. In the test, the device was consistently churning out around 6 to 7 hours of SoT with normal use. Read more: Honor 90 Review: A New Standard in Midrange Aesthetics Pros and Cons of realme 11x Pros: · Sleek design · Great battery · Decent display · Refreshing design · Fast charging · Dedicated microSD slot Cons: · Limited video quality · Bloatware in UI. Read more: realme C51 Review: Stylish Phone Under BDT 16000 Price of realme 11X The realme 11x is available in two variants – the 6/128 GB one and an 8/128 GB one. The base variant comes in at 14,999 INR whereas the 8/128 GB comes in at 15,999 INR. The price roughly translates to about 19,822 BDT and 21,143 BDT respectively. However, due to tax and other issues the price may differ once it becomes officially available in Bangladesh. Verdict The realme 11x is another budget-friendly smartphone aimed at budget buyers. The device brings a great battery, excellent camera, a capable processor, and a revamped design that looks premium and sleek beyond its price point. On the flip side, the video performance could’ve been a bit better considering the 64 MP main shooter on board. So who is this device for? The device is aimed at anyone looking for a device that brings an amalgamation of performance and price. The realme 11x 5G is not a high-performance device by any means, but it can be a good choice as a daily driver smartphone. Read more: Infinix Zero 30 5G Review: Mid Range Phone with ChatGPT Assistant Support
Oppo Reno10 5G is the latest addition in the Oppo Reno series. The series is known for providing top-notch cameras, big screens, and fast performance, presenting an excellent option for various everyday activities and indulging in gaming sessions. Reno10 was released on July 15, 2023. This comprehensive review will explore how it performs in real-life scenarios and whether it has what it takes to outperform other smartphones of the same budget segment. Key Features of Oppo Reno10 5G Design The OPPO Reno10 5G provides sleek chrome side rails that elegantly merge into the back panel, displaying a captivating color shift from different angles thanks to its matte finish. This device offers two color choices: Ice Blue and Silvery Grey. The phone weighs 185g altogether. A punch-hole selfie camera is positioned at the screen's top. The camera module on the back is slightly raised, causing a minor rocking when placed on level surfaces. However, this concern can be easily addressed by using the provided protective cover. The module showcases a sizable sensor on the upper portion, complemented by two smaller ones on the lower half, ensuring exceptional photography prowess. The volume and power buttons are conveniently situated on the right side, offering instinctive access to essential functions. The USB Type-C charging port, microphone, speaker grille, and SIM slot are near the bottom of the phone, all neatly organized for effortless utilization. Furthermore, the smartphone features an IR blaster and a dedicated microphone tailored for noise cancellation, showcasing a considerate focus on the finer details. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? Display The Oppo Reno 10 5G boasts an exceptional 162.43 x 74.19 x 7.99mm display. The smartphone features a stunning 6.7-inch Full HD+ curved edge AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. With a pixel density of 394 PPI and a resolution of 2412 x 1080p, this screen provides sharpness that satisfies every user. There is no apparent lack of detail or jagged edges. Looking at the positive aspect, the 120Hz screen provides a maximum brightness of up to 950 nits when enjoying HDR content. While you can experience HDR playback on YouTube, it's worth noting that this feature isn't currently available on Netflix as of the time of composing this text. The dynamic 10-bit panel offers support for an impressive palette of one billion colors. Oppo has chosen to utilize an AGC Dragontrail Star 2 glass, which is believed to deliver a 20 percent increase in drop resistance compared to Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Read more: Samsung Galaxy A24 4G Review: What’s special about it? Cameras The Oppo Reno10 5G showcases an impressive triple camera configuration, comprising a primary 64MP sensor, a telephoto portrait camera with 32 MP capability, and an ultrawide sensor clocking in at 8MP. When the surroundings are well-lit, the main camera captures commendable shots with just the right level of intricacy. However, there are instances where it tends to slightly over-process the images, resulting in colors that are a tad too vibrant. Regrettably, the night mode doesn't consistently provide photographs of superior quality, often leading to a reduction in details and a slight haziness. The 8MP ultrawide lens extends a generous field of view, yet it slightly falters when it comes to capturing intricate details compared to its primary counterpart. The real star here is the 32MP telephoto portrait lens, standing out as a remarkable performer. It produces impeccable images, whether indoors or outdoors, exhibiting excellent edge detection and a reasonably good bokeh effect. Read more: realme narzo 60 5G Review: Does it live up to the hype? Turning the lens to the front, the 32MP selfie camera captures pleasing self-portraits during daylight hours, ensuring a sharp focus on the subject. Nevertheless, the skin tones might appear unnatural and vivid, as the pre-applied beauty filters tend to be somewhat excessive. This particular attribute could be of interest to those who are on the lookout for clicks that are worthy of gracing Instagram feeds.
Infinix is known for budget smartphones that bring good value for money for entry-level users. The brand has established its presence in the budget segment with the likes of its Hot and Note series. Recently Infinix announced their first GT smartphone, the GT 10 Pro on August 3, 2023 in India. Let’s take a look into Infinix's budget-friendly gaming smartphone GT 10 Pro to decide whether it is worth buying. Key Specifications of Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Design and Build Quality This is the first time Infinix used the GT branding on their smartphones. Though it's not a copyrighted term, it is usually associated with souped-up smartphones geared for performance and gaming. Before getting into the performance itself, the look and feel of the smartphone gives off a strong futuristic feel. The back panel has a Nothing Phone-like design. At first glance, it feels like looking into the internals of the device with dark ash, blue and yellow stripes. Infinix is calling it their Cyber Mecha design. However, it's just the graphics on the back panel that has been rendered in a highly detailed 3D space. The device is all plastic with a plastic frame and back panel. The camera module has an LED strip that looks like the Glyph interface from Nothing. However, its size and functions are much more limited compared to the Glyph. Read more: Samsung Galaxy A24 4G Review: What’s special about it? Dimension wise the device comes in at 162.7 x 75.9 x 8.1 mm with 187 gm of effective weight. The lightweight design makes it comfortable to use for a long time without any issues. Ports and button selection are also standard. The power and volume buttons are on the right and the dual sim slot and micro SDXC are on the left. The top has a secondary noise cancellation mic and the bottom houses the main mic, Type C port, and an ever-so-important 3.5 mm headphone jack for gaming. Overall, the design is a breath of fresh air against the minimal-looking designs from Infinix. It might not be for everyone, but it definitely has its niche. The Display The display on the Infinix GT 10 Pro is an AMOLED 120 Hz refresh rate panel with 1B colors and 900 nits of peak brightness. It's surprising how Infinix was able to cue in such features at a budget price point. Read more: realme narzo 60 5G Review: Does it live up to the hype? The display itself is a 6.67-inch screen that comes with an 87% screen-to-body ratio. The Flexy AMOLED panel allows for internal curving. The result is a completely symmetric bezel on the front which looks straight out of iPhones. The 1080P by 2400 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio allows for 395 ppi which gives a crisp and sharp look to the display. There are no weird color shifts or occasional stutters which are common on budget smartphones with high refresh rates. Whether for gaming or media consumption, the GT Pro display is hands down the best in its budget class. The Camera There’s a common idea that gaming smartphones typically don’t have good cameras. And unfortunately, this is more or less true for every gaming smartphone including the GT 10 Pro. Read more: Walton Walpad 8G Review: Worth buying? There is a triple camera setup with a 108 MP main sensor, 2 MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. Don’t get swayed by the megapixel on the main sensor as it lacks many supporting features like PDAF, OIS, and EIS. The f/1.8 sensor captures decent shots in daylight. There are occasional color detection issues when zoomed in on a shot. The dynamic range is a hit or miss at times.
The high-end mid-range segment is a relatively new introduction to the smartphone market. Brands realized that they can market yesteryear’s flagship components into this year’s high-end mid-range segment with a slightly reduced price and near flagship-level performance. The renowned smartphone brand Oppo has launched their Reno series. Recently, the latest addition of this series, Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G was released globally on May 24, 2023. Here’s an in-depth performance analysis and review of the phone. Key Specifications of the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G Design and Build Quality Being a high-end mid-range device, the design of the device is no less than flagship grade. This is the same Reno series which is known for innovative designs like camera housing or shark fin pop-out front camera. However, the Reno10 Pro+ takes a more toned-down traditional approach. There is a glass front and back with an oval camera cutout and a center punch-hole front camera. The front has a curved display with near bezel-less dimensions. Read more: Google Pixel 7a Review: Mid-range Smartphone with Enhanced Camera Features The device comes in at 162.9 x 74 x 8.3 mm with a balanced weight of 194 gm. In all sense, the Reno10 Pro+ is like just another Oppo without any innovative element to it. On the build quality side of things, the frame is now a polycarbonate one. The chrome-like polished finish does a good job of hiding the plastic look but it becomes apparent once the device is held at hand. The top of the device houses a large secondary noise cancellation mic for next-level call clarity. It has also been made flat to bring a unique design change. The usual ports and buttons are all there except for the headphone jack and micro SDXC support. Overall, there’s nothing new in the design department except for the oval camera housing. The tried and tested design elements work pretty well to give the Reno10 Pro+ a classy established look. Read more: realme 11 Pro+ Review: Mid-range phone with flagship features The Display The display of the Reno10 Pro+ is easily one of its best sides. Oppo has absolutely stacked the panel with features that make it a treat for the eyes. The display is a 6.74-inch AMOLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1B color, HDR10+ support, and both HBM and peak brightness mode. Usually, the device would max at 500 nits. But the HBM can push it to 1100 nits with the peak reaching an astounding 1400 nits. Needless to say, even the brightest day couldn’t glare up the device. The long 20:9 aspect ratio accounts for a 2K (1240 by 2772 pixels ) resolution panel with 451 ppi density. The sharp and crisp display has a minimal uniform top and bottom chin which takes the overall screen-to-body ratio to 90.6%. The display also has Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 protection onboard. Read more: Xiaomi POCO F5 5G Review: Is this mid-range phone worth buying There isn’t really any room for complaints about the display. The colors look accurate with excellent viewing angles. There aren’t any accidental touch issues with the curved edges as well. With all its features, the Reno10 Pro+ is an excellent media consumption device with a perfect display at its price. The Camera Oppo has always claimed to be “the camera phone” maker. Well, the tagline holds true for the Reno10 Pro+ as well. The device has a triple camera setup with a 50 MP main sensor, 64 MP periscope telephoto, and an 8 MP ultrawide camera. It's great to see Oppo including no-nonsense sensors just for marketing stunts. Each of these sensors comes with its own set of parameters to perform at its highest level. The results also reverberate the same. Pictures in daylight look sharp and crisp with excellent color reproduction and dynamic range. The inclusion of the periscope lens aids on the bokeh shots which now looks more natural than ever. Read more: Infinix Note 30 Pro 5G Review: Powerful camera at an affordable price The larger aperture on the main sensor also aids in the nighttime shots. The images look well exposed with little to no noise depending on the indoor lighting condition. The videography on the Reno10 Pro+ supports up to 4K at either 30 or 60 fps. The slo-mo feature can be pushed up to 480 fps in 1080P thanks to the gyro-EIS, OIS and HDR. The front camera has a 32 MP shooter which is good enough for casual selfies and Instagram reels. Processor and Performance The processor on the Reno10 Pro+ is the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 based on 4 Nm architecture from last year. The sheer power that Snapdragon brought with their latest “Gen” lineup a couple of years back has really changed the performance level of the chipsets. Even though the 8+ Gen 1 is from last year, it performs nearly on par with this year’s release. Read more: Walton NEXG N70 Review: Unlocking the Budget-Friendly Phone The chipset has a balanced core design of one 3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & three 2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 with an Adreno 730 as GPU. In the test, everything runs fast and smoothly. Interacting with the device is a bliss thanks to the high refresh rate panel. The only downside for an Android purist would be the ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13. It has its share of bloatware and customized animations which might feel a bit gimmicky for many users. Other than that everything feels fast and snappy on the device. Coming to gaming performance, the device turned out to be a solid performer as expected. It was able to run all the major titles like PUBG, Genshin Impact, COD, and Asphalt 9 at the highest settings without any lag or frame drop. There was also no thermal throttling on the device and it maintained a steady discharge while gaming. Overall, the performance of the Reno10 Pro+ is in no way inferior to a flagship. The only place it might fall short is in the benchmarks but they rarely tell the whole story. Read more: TECNO CAMON 20 Review: Is it worth buying? Battery and Charge Time The battery on the Reno10 Pro+ is 4700 mAh. This might sound less compared to the display dimensions of the device. But the power-efficient processor coupled with 100W fast charging more than suffices. Pros and Cons of Oppo Reno10 Pro+ Pros: - A mix of premium and subtle design - High performance - Great telephoto lens - Great low-light performance - Fast charging - Sharp and crisp display. Read more: vivo Y36 Review: Does Price Meet Performance? Cons: - Bloatware - No water and dust resistance rating - Can be a bit slippery without a cover Price of Oppo Reno10 Pro+ The official price of the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ in India is 50,999 INR for the base 12/256 Gb variant. The price roughly translates to 66,901 BDT (1 INR = 1.31 BDT). But expect the price to differ once it becomes officially available in Bangladesh. Final Words The Oppo Reno10 Pro+ brings a unique mix of all-around flagship-level performance with value-for-money propositions. It’s no surprise that the device is getting quite the traction for the features it packs against the price. The display, design, and processor are probably the biggest selling point. However, the UI is still something that has a long way to go. Read more: Top 10 Smartphones Coming to Bangladesh in July 2023
The A series from Samsung has seen several denominations over the years. The series entitles Samsung’s premium mid-range smartphones. Samsung recently launched the A34 5G globally on 24th March 2023. Traditionally, the Samsung Galaxy A34 5G is supposed to be a lower spec than the A54. But this year, things are different. Here’s why. Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Design and Build Quality For a few years now, Samsung has started to incorporate the flagship S series design into their A-series lineup. While it is not feasible to bring every element to the A series, the overall dimension , and back design surely represent the premium line. This year too, the A34 is reminiscent of the current S23 flagship, at least on the back design. The same vertical camera design is found on the A34 with a frosted finish. Anyone would be hard-pressed to tell the difference from afar. Read more: Hollyland Mars 400S Pro Review: A must-have gadget to make flawless videos The difference becomes obvious on the front. Unlike the S23, there is a significant amount of bezel all around. Yet Samsung has worked to streamline the overall bezel to give the front a more unified look and it works to some extent. The build of the device is all around plastic with a glass front and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Weighing 199 g, its design (6.35 by 3.07 by 0.32 inches) is quite manageable with one hand. The device has an IP67 dust and water resistance meaning it can withstand 1 meter water for 30 mins max. Moving on to ports and buttons, users will have everything standard from Type C ports to volume rockers and power buttons in their usual places. Unfortunately, the headphone jack is not present on the A34 as well. Read more: Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: Does this flagship phone offer any ultra feature? Overall, the design and build quality of the A34 are satisfactory as it follows its predecessors and the current flagship. Display The 6.6-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy A34 is a Super AMOLED FHD+ one with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The 120 Hz refresh rate is an upgrade from the 90 Hz on the last-gen A33. The panel also features a 1000 nits HBM which makes it perfect for outdoor legibility. The resolutions of Galaxy A34 are 1080 by 2340 pixels, with 19.5:9 ratio and around 390 ppi density. Speaking of display performance, it's every bit what’s expected from Samsung. It’s safe to say this is the best display in its budget. The colors looked bright and crisp with a slightly warm tone. The viewing angles are also excellent with no weird color shift or blue tint. Read more: Google Pixel 7a Review: Mid-range Smartphone with Enhanced Camera Features The high refresh rate makes interacting with the panel a buttery smooth experience. To sum it up, the display on the A34 is best as it gets in a mid-range device and is a strong selling point for the device. The Camera The camera on the A34 is a triple sensor setup vertically aligned on the back. The main sensor is a 48 MP wide-angle shooter. The complementing sensors are an 8 MP ultrawide and a 5 MP macro shooter. It might seem like a downgrade from the A33 as it loses the depth sensor. But in practicality, the enhanced main sensor more than makes for the lacking. Read more: Top 10 Upcoming Smartphones in Bangladesh on June 2023 In the test, the camera produced decent results. Images taken in bright light appeared to be highly detailed and the subject separation from the background also seemed to be much better than on the A33. There have been improvements in night photography as well thanks to the more optimized variable shutter on the stock camera app. Pictures looked well exposed with minimal noise and grains. The latter only appears in extremely dark conditions.
In the fast-paced world of smartphones, Xiaomi has emerged as a prominent player, consistently pushing boundaries with its innovative and feature-packed devices. In August 2018, Xiaomi launched its sub-brand Poco with an aim to provide advanced phones to budget-conscious consumers. One such series that has captured the attention of tech enthusiasts is the Xiaomi Poco F Phone series. This lineup offers exceptional performance, cutting-edge features, and affordability, catering to the demands of a wide range of users. Poco has recently announced the launch of F5 Pro. This phone debuts in China in May this year. Let’s see what features you can expect from Poco F5 Pro. Key Specs of Poco F5 Pro 5G Design & Display The Poco F5 Pro comes with a stylish and sleek design with a glass back panel. The curved edges make the phone more comfortable to hold. Despite its 6.41 x 2.97 x 0.34 (inches) dimension, the phone remains lightweight, weighing in at just 204g. The front has a stunning 6.67-inches flat display with ultra-thin bezels, resulting in a truly attractive aesthetic feature. While the design is impressive, its durability is not the absolute best available. However, the display has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. But it only offers IP53 certification for dust and water protection. The good thing is the display features an AMOLED panel with a remarkable resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. Read more: Xiaomi POCO F5 5G Review: Is this mid-range phone worth buying With a maximum 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1400 nits, the display ensures a visually stunning experience. Even under bright conditions outdoors, the Pro HDR support enhances the clarity and beauty of the content, making it appear vivid. Further, if you are a gamer, you will love to hear that Poco F5 Pro has a 480Hz touch sampling rate making it a more responsive phone compared to other phones in this price range. The phone comes in black and white colors. The white color features hiding fingerprint marks left on the smooth glass back panel. Read more: Asus ROG Strix G16 Review: Is it a value for money gaming laptop?
Xiaomi recently launched the Poco F5 5G in India on 9th May 2023. Poco has launched a range of value for money devices with their F series smartphones. Even though the phones of this lineup are meant as mid-range smartphones, what they pack inside would easily compete with yesteryear’s flagships. And their latest innovation Poco F5 5G has pushed that line even further. Here’s how. Key Specifications of Xiaomi Poco F5 5G Design and Build Quality Being a mid-range, the Poco F5 generated quite a buzz even before its release. The device also made it to our list of the best upcoming smartphones for the month of May. And after the release, the hype train has only lengthened. Much of the excitement has to do with the design of the device itself. The F series goes for a new iteration each year and the F5 is also no different. The device has a glass front, an aluminium frame, and a plastic back. The back design has an abstract scratch-like design that refracts under direct light. It gives off a fresh snow vibe on the white variant. The aluminium frame is boxy and sturdy, bringing some heft to the device. But the magic is happening on the front. Read more: Asus ROG Strix G16 Review: Is it a value for money gaming laptop? Weighing 181g, the Xiaomi’s Poco F5 5G has dimensions of 6.34 x 2.95 x 0.31 (inches). Its display is protected by the corning gorilla glass 5. Before the Nothing Phone 1, there weren’t really any mentionable mid-range smartphones with a uniform front bezel. The Poco F5 has brought that uniformity and has done a better job at it. The bezels are much thinner all around compared to the Nothing Phone 1 and it honestly feels like a Samsung S23 from the front. The usual selection of ports and buttons are all there. The micro SDXC has been scrapped but the headphone jack has made a comeback. It's unusual to see headphone jacks on a premium midrange device in 2023. The fingerprint and the volume button are mounted on the right. The sim tray slot is on the left with the secondary noise-cancelling mic on top. The only gripe with the design would be the fingerprint scanner. As a premium midrange, Poco could’ve easily incorporated an in-display fingerprint scanner. But overall, the build and the design will impress most people. Read more: Walton Orbit Y21 Review: Budget-friendly phone with a smart look The Display The 6.67-inch display on the Poco F5 is probably its biggest highlight. While being a midrange, Poco has somehow incorporated a 12 bits AMOLED FHD panel on the device featuring resolutions of 1080 by 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio, along with 395 ppi density. For context, 12 bits can produce up to 68B colours, which was only reserved for the premium flagships up until now. In comparison, most midrange and some flagships come with 10 bits which produce 1B colours. There is also Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to support such a wide colour array. And the 120 Hz refresh makes interaction buttery smooth. The spec on the paper also translates to use. There are no weird colour shifts on the angles and everything looks much more contrasty than an average midrange. Users would definitely enjoy the panel for normal use and media consumption. The display also has a typical 500 nits brightness with a 1000 nits HBM for perfect outdoor viewing. Read more: OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Review: What’s special about it? The Camera The Poco F5 has a triple camera setup. The main sensor is a 64 MP (f/1.8) wide-angle shooter complemented by an 8MP (f/2.2) ultrawide and a 2 MP (f/2.4) macro shooter. From the spec, the F5 has been geared to be a performance-oriented device and as such, users will be getting the same camera hardware from the Poco F4. It's not necessarily a bad thing as the camera can shoot decent images in broad daylight. The colours look crisp with great details and dynamic range. The lack of a depth sensor means the portrait mode will be a hit or miss at times. The low-light performance of the F5 is also satisfactory. The videography on the F5 is a bit choppy on 4K as there is no EIS. There’s also a 16 MP (f/2.5) selfie shooter at the front. Compared to the Nothing Phone 1, the camera experience on the F5 falls short slightly. It's not a deal breaker, but if camera is the priority, then there are better options out there at this price point. Read more: Redmi Note 12 Turbo Harry Potter Edition: Enter the Magical Wizarding World