Saturday, 14 July 2018

Asus Zenfone 5z head on head with e OnePlus 6

Can Asus Zenfone 5z replace Oneplus 6 from it's affordable flagship designation?

 
 We all know about Oneplus, which has given the world some of the most affordable flagships in last few years. Oneplus 6 is one such phone from the company and also it's the latest device from Oneplus. Oneplus 6 is really a great phone, it has great performance, good camera, Superfast dash charging, buttery smooth user interface and many more. It even beats some of the flagship smartphones like Samsung S9 in some of the aspects. It is the best smartphone in $500-$600 price segment.
 
But now one more such smartphone is in the market. This smartphone was unveiled at MWC 2018 and now it is launching in various countries all around the world. This smartphone is Asus Zenfone 5z. This has many specs similar to Oneplus 6 and also it is priced somewhat around the same price segment. So does Asus Zenfone 5z a better smartphone than Oneplus 6? Let's check out in this article.

 
 Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 is the high end chipset from the company which powers many of the flagship phones like Samsung S9/S9+, LG G7 ThinQ, HTC U12+ etc. This is an octa core chipset which four kryo cores cloaked at 2.7GHz each and the other four kryo cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. The performance of all these devices is top notch, they all are among the fastest phones in the market. Both Oneplus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5z are powered by the same chipset. So the performance of these two phones will also be top notch. They both do all the tasks very fast like launching apps, rendering video and gaming is also lag free.

 
 The design of both the smartphones is quite similar as well, they both come with notch displays just like iPhone X. But just like every other smartphone with notch you can hide it with software. Both the smartphones have a glass back which gives a premium build to the smartphone but at the same time it makes them a fingerprint magnet. The build quality of the two smartphones is really good. Oneplus 6 has a 6.28" AMOLED display while Asus Zenfone 5z has a 6.2" IPS LCD panel. Oneplus 6's display has a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels while Zenfone 5z's display has a resolution of 1080*2246 pixels. So it is obvious that the display is better on Oneplus 6 which is an AMOLED display. But the IPS LCD display on Zenfone 5z is also among the best LCD displays.


Now let's take a look at the cameras of both the smartphones. Oneplus 6 has a dual rear camera setup with 16MP,f/1.7 + 20MP,f/1.7 shooters. Asus Zenfone 5z also comes with dual rear Camera setup that is 12MP,f/1.8 + 8MP,f/2.0 shooters. The secondary lens on Oneplus 6 is just a normal lens for depth sensing while on Asus Zenfone 5z it is a wide angle lens. So the field of view on Zenfone 5z will be more when image is clicked in wide angle mode. This wide angle mode on Zenfone 5z makes a lot of sense as compared to other dual camera setups such as monochrome lens, telephoto lens and simple lens like on Oneplus 6. The camera on Oneplus 6 can capture videos upto 4k @ 30/60fps. It can also capture 720p slow mo videos @480fps.
Zenfone 5z's camera can capture videos upto 4k @30fps and 720p slow mo videos @240fps. 

But these are just specifications, real world performance always comes different. Oneplus 6's camera is better than Zenfone 5z's camera in every aspect whether it be day light photos, portrait mode photos or low light photos. But the wide angle mode on Zenfone 5z is really cool it helps in capturing some really good pictures. Oneplus 6 has both EIS and OIS for better photography and stable video capturing while Zenfone 5z just has EIS. Oneplus 6 has a front camera of 16MP,f/2.0 while Asus Zenfone 5z has a front camera of 8MP,f/2.0. Clearly from all this Oneplus 6 seems to be a clear winner in camera department.


Oneplus 6 comes with oxygen OS which is more or less same as stock android along with some additional features. This oxygen OS is really light user interface. The optimization between the software and hardware is done very well by Oneplus. The performance of the phone is really smooth, opening up apps, jumping between the apps and transitions are really smooth. There are not any sort of lags and frame drops.


On the other hand Asus Zenfone 5z comes with ZENUI which is also based on Android Oreo. This is the best ZENUI version till date but still it is slightly heavier than oxygen OS. But the performance of this device is also very good. There are no frame drops or lags whatsoever. The apps open up quickly and the ram management is also very good. So the optimization is also done very well on this.


The sound department is where Asus Zenfone excels. It comes with stereo speakers which increases the sound. Also the quality of the sound is really good and really immersive. While the sound output on Oneplus 6 is through just one single speaker but that is also not bad. But the sound output on Oneplus 6 can't match that on Zenfone 5z due to it's stereo speakers.

Oneplus 6 comes in three versions that are 64GB,6GB, 128GB,8GB and 256GB,8GB. You can't expand the storage in this as it doesn't have any microSD slot. Asus Zenfone 5z also comes in three versions 64GB,4GB, 128GB,6GB and 256GB,8GB. Also it comes with hybrid SIM slot so the second SIM slot also doubles as a SD card slot.


We are already familiar with the fast charging technology on Oneplus phones that is dash charging which can charge the phone from 0% to 100% in like 1hr 10 minutes which is the fastest in the market. Asus Zenfone 5z also comes with quick charging 3.0 but it is not as fast as dash charging still it charges the phone from 10% to 100% in 1hr 30 minutes. Dash charger bundled with Oneplus 6 has rating of 5V 4A that is 20W while the fast charger with Zenfone 5z has rating of 9V 2A that is 18W.


Now lastly let's take a look at the pricing of two of the phones. Here in India Oneplus 6 64GB,6GB model is priced at 35000 INR that converts to around $550. Asus Zenfone 5z 64GB, 6GB model is priced at 30000 INR which converts to around $470 that is around $80 less than Oneplus 6. We have already seen all the aspects of the two smartphones, so it will be clear to us which phone is better. If it is still not clear, let's make it clear.
Oneplus 6 is a better smartphone than Asus Zenfone 5z considering all the aspects, maybe there will be a little bit difference but still it is better.
So now you must be thinking is it worth enough to spend $80 more for just little bit difference. This depends upon you.
If your budget is strictly around $450-470 you can simply go for Asus Zenfone 5z but up if budget is not a barrier you should definitely go with Oneplus 6 due to it's better UI, camera, display, promised updates etc.

 

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Best Flasghip Phones

Best Flagship Phones till Q2 of 2018

 
 Phones have become an integral part of human life these days. Smartphones play a very important role in the day to day work like calling, mailing, messaging, photography, gaming, you tubing and many more. So we can say that we can do each and every work with a smartphone which we can do with a PC but with less power and on a smaller screen.
 
In market various kinds of smartphones are available. Smartphones are mainly categorized in three segments that are Budget, Mid range and flagship. In this article we are going to discuss about some good flagship phones. Flagship phones are the best and most expensive phones from a company. These phones generally have the best processors, best cameras, best displays, so we can say that these phones come with the best technology available in the market.
 
In 2018 we have a lot of flagship phone choices such as Samsung Galaxy S9+, Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, HTC U12+, LG G7 ThinQ, Huawei P20 pro, Asus Zenfone 5z, Xioami Mi 8 and many more. So I am going to pick some of the best phones from these and put their pros and cons in front.
 
Apple iPhone X

 
 Apple, everyone must have heard this name. Apple is really famous for giving some of the best flagships to the world. Apple is among one of the first companies to start making smartphones. It is the only company which launch only flagship phones. Apple launched it's first iPhone in 2007 which has changed the whole smartphone era. And last year it was 10th anniversary of Apple's iPhone in which it launched Apple iPhone X.
 
iPhone X comes with some of the best specifications in the market. It is powered by Apple A11 Bionic chip which is the fastest chip available till date for a smartphone. Performance of iPhone X is v
really good, It does all the tasks faster than any other smartphone such as Samsung Galaxy S9+ and even Google Pixel 2 XL. So it is the fastest phone till now in the market.
 
iPhone X has a 5.8" screen size which is an OLED type display. The display has a resolution of 1125*2436 pixels. This is the first phone which is having a notch design but now each and every phone launching has that notch design. The display has an aspect ratio of 19:9 that reduces the bezels of the smartphone a lot. This display in iPhone X is supplied by Samsung and all of us know about the best displays of Samsung. So the iPhone X has one of the best displays available.
 
iPhone X is among one of the best camera phones. It has a dual camera setup at back with 12MP,f/1.8+ 12MP,f/2.4. Among these two, second one is a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Also there is support of Optical Image Stabilization in the phone. The secondary camera is a 7MP,f/2.2 lens. These are just figures now let's talk about their real life performance. The camera of iPhone X is really good. Samsung Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 XL and iPhone X don't have much difference in the camera quality. They all have their goods and bads and the image quality depends upon personal preference.

iPhone X comes with iOS 11.1.1 and we already know about the performance of iOS operating system. The phone is very snappy, there isn't any lag in normal usage of phones. The company has done optimization between hardware and software so well, like it always does, that it has become the fastest smartphone in the market. Also the updates on iPhones are really stable, there are not many bugs. So iPhone X comes with one of the most stable and fast user interface.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

 
Samsung is also very famous for it's flagship phones but Samsung has smartphones in every price segment. It's mid range and budget segment is not so much famous these days. But the flagship line up is really strong in Samsung phones. Samsung Galaxy flagship phones are always known for their design, display, cameras and performance.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 chipset which powers many other smartphones like Google Pixel 2 XL and Oneplus 5. Snapdragon 845 is the 2018's flagship chip from Qualcomm. This is one of the fastest chip in the market. Galaxy S9+ is also very fast device. The performance of the device is really good. But it is not as fast as Apple iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 XL. Yeah but it doesn't mean it is slow, it is just a little bit slower than these two devices.

Samsung Galaxy line up is always famous for it's design. Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a very attractive design. S9+ follows the same design as Samsung Galaxy S8 line up. They have the same infinity displays. It has the same glass back design. The bezels on this display is also small giving more space to screen and hence it has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The screen size of Samsung Galaxy S9+ is 6.2" and it's display has resolution of 1440*2960 pixels and it is obviously of AMOLED type. I have to say that Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with the best display ever in a smartphone. The display curves under edges of the smartphone which looks really good. Now if we talk about design it comes on personal preference but I will preferably pick Samsung S9+ among other flagships if design is the only criteria.
 
As I have already mentioned that three smartphones Pixel 2 XL, S9+ and iPhone X have very less difference in camera quality, so S9+ is also among the best camera smartphones. It has dual camera setup at the back. And this setup on the pone is really unique, the main lens at back has variable aperture to control the amount of light entering in the sensor. It is a 12MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm + 12MP,f/2.4, 52mm setup. The second lens is telephoto lens which provides 2x optical zoom. The phone can also record slomo videos upto 960fps, which is really amazing. The front camera is a 8MP,f/1.7 shooter.
 
Samsung comes with it's typical UI which is based on Android. It's not stock android, it is Samsung's self built UI. The UI is good, the phone feels very fast. But with Samsung the updates are a bit slower as it is Samsung's self built UI. Also there are reviews that at first the Samsung S9+ feels really fast but with time it gets slower, you will notice app launch delays and even some frame drops when switching between apps. And there not many fans of Samsung UI. Samsung is famous for it's design, display and hardware.
 
Google Pixel 2 XL


 Google Pixel phones are famous for their hardware, cameras and user interface. Earlier they have their nexus series and now they came up with pixel which is more or less same as nexus series but with a higher price. Last year Google launched Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Company launched Google Pixel 2 which is a flagship device with traditional display's aspect ratio that is 16:9 during that time when even some budget phones were launching with 18:9 aspect ratio. Due to this there is no point of discussing Google Pixel 2 here, we will only discuss about the bigger brother that is Pixel 2 Xl which comes with modern 18:9 aspect ratio.
 
Pixel 2 XL comes with Qualcomm's snapdragon 835 chipset. This chipset is little bit older but still it is a very fast chipset and it's performance is top notch. Samsung S9+ comes with snapdragon 845 which is one version ahead of  snapdragon 835. But I have seen their speed tests and Google Pixel 2 XL even beats Samsung S9+ in these tests. That is due to Samsung's heavier UI while Pixel comes with much lighter stock android. And also there is one more thing optimization, Google works a lot on optimization. Samsung you also have to work a lot on optimization to beat Google.
By reading all this you must have concluded that Samsung is slow and Google Pixel is really fast but this is not so. S9+ is slow, but it is a little bit slower, like few seconds behind of Pixel.
 
Pixel 2 XL comes with a single camera setup at back but still it beats S9+ and iPhone X in results. Yes it is the best camera phone of the year. But there is not much difference in their quality. Pixel 2 XL has a 12MP,f/1.8 camera at back. This is just a single lens but it can still capture images in portrait mode where it blurs the background. And the dynamic range of the device is just amazing, it's best in class. This is due to it's special HDR+ mode. But this camera can only record slomo videos in 240fps. It has a front camera of 8MP,f/2.4 aperture. Also OIS on it's primary camera is amazing, it's really smooth, so it helps a lot in video capturing.
 
Now it's time to discuss about the design of Google Pixel 2 XL. Pixel phones are never famous for their designs. Pixel 2 XL comes with a normal metallic and glass design. It's back is made up of metal and glass with glass on the upper side covering around 1/4th of back while rest is metal. The built quality of the phone is good but it doesn't look as pleasant as Samsung's S9 or Apple iPhone X design. Pixel 2 XL comes with an IPS LCD display made by LG. This display has 2K resolution. But the display also compete with the OLED displays provided in S9 and iPhone X. The display on Pixel 2 XL has some quality control issues like when you tilt the phone it's screen gives some blue tint which is not acceptable in a flagship device.

Here comes that aspect for which pixel phones are known that is it's User interface. Pixel 2 XL comes with Android 8.1 out of the box and this is stock android which means it won't have any bloatware or junk. Also whenever the new version of new Android comes firstly it comes to Pixel phones. So pixel phones are first to get the android updates. User interface of Pixel 2 XL is super fluid. The optimization is done so well that it is the fastest android device till date even faster than Samsung S9+ but it is not as fast as iPhone X.

OnePlus 6


And here comes the most affordable flagship of the year that is OnePlus 6. Oneplus is the company which mainly gives most of the flagship specifications in a smartphone in an affordable pricing. Due to it's affordable pricing and great performance Oneplus is famous in the whole world now.

Oneplus 6 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which also powers Samsung S9+. The performance of the chipset is top notch and it is built on new 10nm architecture. But all these are just specifications, let's talk about it's real performance. Oneplus 6 is also among one of the fastest phones available in the market right now. Oneplus 6's performance is top notch, it's even faster than Samsung S9+. The performance of Oneplus 6 can be considered same as Google Pixel 2 XL.

Oneplus 6 comes with a notch design like iPhone X. The size of screen is 6.2". It has an AMOLED display which has full HD resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9. The quality of display on the phone is really good. Oneplus 6 has a glass back which makes the phone to look really premium but at the same time it makes this a fingerprint magnet. The built quality of the phone is really premium for it's price.

Oneplus 6 comes with a really good camera. It has a dual camera setup at back with 16MP,f/1.7 + 20MP lens. Oneplus 6 has the best camera performance in it's price segment. The camera also supports OIS for better photography. It can also record slo mo videos in 420fps for whole one minute. No smartphone can record slow mo videos upto so long. It has a front camera of 16MP,f/2.0 shooter. The camera performance is not as good as any other flagship smartphone discussed above but it's still better than any smartphone in $500 segment.

And now let's talk about the user interface of Oneplus 6. Oneplus 6 has a really good UI that is Oxygen OS. Oxygen OS is more or less same as stock android. It also doesn't come with lot of bloatware and also it looks like stock android. It has many functionalities same as stock android. Also the updates by Oneplus is fast, they are not as fast as Google Pixel phones but still they are fast. Also the optimization on this phone is really good which makes the User interface of the device buttery smooth. So the performance of the device is really good.

Now let's talk about the dash charging in Oneplus devices. Dash charging in Oneplus 6 is really fast, it's faster than any other smartphone in the market. It can charge the phone fully from 0 to 100% in just like 1hr 15 minutes which is fastest in the market till now. Dash charging a very unique feature on Oneplus 6.

 
 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Xioami Redmi S2

Xiaomi Redmi S2
 
 
Xiaomi has unveiled yet another smartphone in it's Redmi series. Xiaomi is launching a lot of smartphones in it's Redmi series. Redmi series is the most affordable series from Xiaomi. In Redmi series we have Redmi note series, basic Redmi series and Redmi Y series. And now it's time for S series. Xiaomi launched Xioami Redmi S2 today in an event in china. The company is saying that this phone lies between Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5. So let's see some of the specs of the phone.
 
 
Redmi S2 is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 chipset which is an octa core chip having with each core cloaked at 2.0 GHz. This snapdragon 625 is more or less same as snapdragon 630. You won't notice any difference in performance between the two. The phone comes out of the box with Android 8.1 Oreo. The OS is based on MIUI 9.5.
 
Redmi S2 has a 5.99" IPS LCD panel on front which has a resolution of 720*1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18:9. This phone doesn't have a Full HD+ panel. The phone has the same metallic build just like Redmi Note 5.
 
 
The most interesting feature of Redmi S2 is it's camera department. It has 16MP AI powered front camera with 2 micron pixels, combining four single pixels into one single oversized pixel. The front camera also supports AI portrait mode and AI smart beauty. The rear camera is dual camera setup with 12MP+5MP, f/2.2. It also supports EIS and has phase detection autofocus. This can record videos upto 1080p @30fps.
 
 
Redmi S2 has fingerprint sensor and face recognition for face unlocking. The phone comes in two memory specifications 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. This has a battery of 3080 mah. It doesn't support any fast charging, it only supports 10W charging. The phone comes in three colors that are Rose gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver. Redmi S2 is priced at $160 for 32GB model and $170 for 64GB. The phone is only available in China and there is no word from Xioami about it's global availability.
 
 
But Xioami has confused all with the launch of this phone. It's name is Redmi S2, all were expecting that this S2 represents Surge S2 which is Xioami's self built chip. This means that all were expecting that this will be powered by Surge S2, but this is not the case, the phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 625 SOC. I think earlier Xioami has plans to power Redmi S2 with Surge S2 but later on the company dropped it due to some problem with Surge S2. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Flagship Killer is back: OnePlus 6's Launch date set for 16 May

OnePlus 6 will be unveiled on 16 May

 
 So finally the most awaited phone of the year will be launched soon, OnePlus is going to held a launch event of OnePlus 6 in London on May 16. The Chinese event will held one day later in Beijing. Indian launch event of OnePlus 6 will held in Mumbai on 17th May. So fasten your seat belts and get ready for the rumors of the phone.

 
 OnePlus is a company which launch flagships android phones at very affordable price. OnePlus launched it's first phone that is OnePlus one in 2014 and now it's time for the sixth generation of the phone. With the entry of OnePlus in the market, it has put an effect on the sales of many flagship phones. OnePlus is a subsidiary company of Chinese smartphone company Oppo. OnePlus 6 is the successor of last year launched OnePlus 5T. So let's see some of the rumored specifications of the phone.

 
 OnePlus 6 will be having a notch display just like iPhone X and many other Chinese phones. So it means the phone will also be having a display of 19:9 aspect ratio. The display will be of AMOLED type and will have a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels. The notch of the phone will be housing front camera, proximity sensor and earpiece.


 The design of the phone will be really good. It will most probably have a glass design. Also there may be other materials used for OnePlus 6's design. The phone will retain 3.5mm jack. Also there will be dual camera setup at the back. Also there are rumors that there won't be any alert slider  unlike it's predecessors. OnePlus is saying that the user will also be able to hide the notch by enabling some mode. There are rumors that OnePlus 6 will have a water resistant body.
 
OnePlus 6 will be powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 845 chipset which is an octa core chip with four kryo cores cloaked at 2.7 GHz each and other four kryo cores cloaked at 1.7GHz. For good graphics the phone will have Adreno 630 GPU. Also there will be 8GB RAM for better memory management. It will also be having a 256GB internal storage version.

 
 And obviously OnePlus 6 will have dual camera setup at back with 12MP,f/1.7 +20MP,f/1.7. The front camera will be a 16MP,f/2.0 shooter. The battery of the phone will be about 3400 mah. Also there will be dash charging support in the device. OnePlus 6 will have a fingerprint sensor at the back. Also there will be much advanced Face ID for face recognition.

And at last these are just rumors of OnePlus 6. Original specifications maybe different. OnePlus 6 most probably will be priced higher than $500. So let's wait for the launch date that is 16th May for all the specifications and features of the phone. Stay tuned for complete details and update of OnePlus 6.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Xioami launched Mi 6X at just $250

Xiaomi Mi 6X
 
 
After so many leaks and rumors of the phone, Xiaomi finally launched the much awaited phone Xiaomi Mi 6X. This is the successor to the last year launched Xiaomi Mi 5X. Xiaomi 5X was globally launched as a Android One smartphone and known as Xiaomi Mi A1. So probably Xiaomi Mi 6X will be called as Xiaomi Mi A2. The most interesting thing is that this phone comes with Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset. But the main thing is that Xiaomi is providing so much of hardware just in $250. So let's see some of the specifications of the phone.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has a screen size of 5.99". The display is an IPS LCD type with Full HD+ resolution which means 1080*2160 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This display is exactly same as that on Redmi Note 5 pro. Also the design of the phone looks very similar to Redmi Note 5 pro. The phone has an aluminum body. Also the alignment of dual camera system at back is same as on Redmi Note 5 pro. So the two phones look very similar.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6x is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset which is an octa core chip with four Kryo cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each and the other four Kryo cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. It has Adreno 512 GPU for good graphics. The device comes in 128GB+6GB, 64GB+4/6GB memory specification. Mi 6X comes out of the box with MIUI 9.5 which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. The global version will be an Android One device so that will be powered by Stock Android.
 
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has a dual primary camera setup with 12MP,f/1.75 + 20MP,f/1.8 setup. The secondary shooter is a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and also it is used  for portrait mode. This camera can record videos upto 2160p @30fps. This can also record slomo videos of 720p @120fps. The secondary camera is a 20MP,f/1.8 shooter. The company is claiming that the camera of the phone is equivalent to a flagship device as the all cameras have larger aperture size so it will improve the picture quality especially in low light.
 
Xiaomi Mi 6X has 3010 mAh battery and also it supports Quick Charge 3.0. The phone comes in five colors that are Cherry Pink, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Black. The starting price of the phone is $250 which makes this phone the cheapest one to be powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset. And also the cameras of the phone look quite good by seeing the specs.
 
 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Motorola unveiled Moto G6 Full Family

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play


Finally the most awaited smartphone series in mid range segment is out that is Moto G6 series. Motorola G series is famous all around the world due it's affordable price and good performance. This series was started with the launch of Moto G 1st generation when Motorola was under Google and which remarked a comeback of the company. Then Lenovo acquired Motorola and now Lenovo has it's hands in all Moto devices.

And now it's time for the sixth generation of the G series. Motorola has three phones under it's Moto G family that are G Play, normal G and G Plus. This year as well Motorola launched three of the smartphones. Moto G6 Play is the most basic one, Moto G6 is the mediocre one and Moto G6 plus is the higher end. On Thursday, Lenovo unveiled three of the smartphones along with Moto E series. But here, we will only discuss about Moto G series. So let's  discuss all the specifications of the phone one by one.

Moto G6


Moto G6 is the sixth generation of Moto G series. Moto G6 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chipset which is an octa core processor with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. It is having Adreno 506 GPU for good graphics. It comes with 64GB internal 4GB RAM and 32GB internal 3GB RAM. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 is having a 5.7 inch screen size. The display is IPS LCD type with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This time Motorola decided to have a glass back, it has a Gorilla Glass 3 back. So the phone looks really premium.

Moto G6 has a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.8+5MP,f/2.2 setup. The main sensor is normal RGB sensor and the other is a colored sensor. The camera can record videos upto 1080p at 30/60 fps and also it has EIS for batter photography. It has an 8 MP,f/2.2 front shooter. The phone has a battery of 3000 mAh. It also supports fast charging of 15W. It has a USB Type-C connecter for charging.

Moto G6 will cost something around €250.

Moto G6 Plus


Moto G6 Plus is a higher end version of Moto G6. Moto G6 Plus is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 630 chipset which is an octa core chip with all eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each. It comes with 64/128GB internal storage and 4/6GB RAM specification. It also has microSD card slot, so the memory can be expanded upto 128GB. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0.

Moto G6 Plus has a screen size of 5.9". It also has an IPS LCD Type display with 1080*2160 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the phone is also 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a glass back just like Moto G6. The back is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It not only makes the look of the phone premium but it also improves it's built quality.

Moto G6 plus is having a dual camera setup of 12MP,f/1.7+5MP,f/2.2. This time the main camera has a larger sensor of f/1.7 than f/1.8 on Moto G6. The camera setup is same as Moto G6. This camera can record videos upto 4K at 30fps and also it has EIS. It has a front camera of 8MP,f/2.2. The phone has a battery of 3200 mAh and it also supports fast charging of 15W. It also comes with USB Type-C connector for charging.

Moto G6 Plus will cost something around €300.

Moto G6 Play


Moto G6 Play is the third and last device of G series from the company. The device is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 430 chipset which is also an octa core chip with eight Cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.4GHz each. It comes in 32GB,3GB and 16GB,2GB. For better graphics it has Adreno 505 GPU. The phone comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.

Moto G6 Play has a screen size of 5.7". The display is an IPS LCD type with 720*1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18:9. This screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass unspecified version. The back of the phone is made of plastic. But this back is also shinny just like glass back.

Moto G6 Play has a single camera at the back, that is a 13MP,f/2.0 shooter. This camera can record video upto 1080p at 30fps. The front camera is of 8MP shooter. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This is also having a fast charging of 15W. This is having normal USB 2.0 charging port.

Moto G6 Play will cost something around €200.






Thursday, 19 April 2018

Phones having notch display like iPhone X

Notch Display Like iPhone X


  Smartphone has become one of the most important component in the human life. These days each and every person has a phone. So smartphone companies think that as Smartphone is a very important thing in today's world, why not to make it look better. So companies started making their smartphones more and more beautiful. They did it by using full metal body, attractive colors, making the phones thinner, glass design and many more.

But what is the next step to improve the design of the phone? So this time company decided to take a look at the phone's display. They decided to make an edge to edge display which will make the display more immersive. This can be done by reducing the bezels of the smartphone. That's why these days many of the new smartphones have larger screens with less bezels.

In February Apple launched it's first smartphone that is iPhone X with an edge to edge display. iPhone X has a unique display with a notch at top which houses the front camera, IR Blaster and other sensors. So after this many of the other smartphone companies especially Chinese companies incorporates the same design for their smartphones. So today we are going to see all the smartphones with the same notch design as iPhone X.

Asus


Asus launched two of it's phones at MWC 2018 with notch display. These two phones are Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone 5z. So let's see what are their specifications.
Asus Zenfone 5 and 5z are two similar phones with same design, same dimensions, same cameras, same batteries, same display except their chipsets. Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset which is based on an octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. While Asus Zenfone 5z is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which is also based on an octa core processor with four Kryo 385 Gold and four Kryo 385 silver cores. The one more difference is that Asus Zenfone 5z comes with three storage options that are 256GB+8GB, 128GB+6GB and 64GB+4GB. While Asus Zenfone 5 comes in two storage options that are 64GB+4/6GB RAM.

These two phones are having a notch display just like iPhone X. This notch houses a receiver, LED indicator, Proximity sensor and front camera. The size of this display is 6.2 inch. This is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2264 pixels resolution. The phones come out of the box with Android Oreo 8.0. The phones have dual camera setup with 12MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.0 sensors. The front camera is an 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter. Both the phones have a 3300 mah battery. Asus Zenfone 5z supports fast charging of 9V,2A while Asus Zenfone 5 just supports normal charging of 5V,2A.

Vivo


Vivo also launched two of it's phones with notch display that are Vivo V9 and Vivo X21. So let's firstly see Vivo V9. Vivo V9 is having a screen size of 6.3". This display is an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixel resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9, same as that of iPhone X. The notch is at the top of the display and houses an earpiece, selfie camera and a proximity sensor. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 626 chipset which has eight Cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes out of the box with Android Oreo 8.1, but vivo has it's own User Interface that is Funtouch OS. Vivo V9 has dual camera setup of 16MP+5MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flash. The front camera is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The device is having a 3260mah battery. The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.  


Vivo X21 is the next phone from Vivo to have a notch display. Notch of Vivo X21 houses the front camera, IR Blaster for face unlocking and an ear piece. Vivo X21 has a screen size of 6.28" screen with notch at the top. The display is a Super AMOLED type display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of this display is also 19:9. Vivo X21 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset which is based on octa core processor with eight Kryo 260 cores. Vivo X21 is having a dual primary camera with 12MP,f/1.8 + 5MP,f/2.4 lens. The front camera is a 12MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a 3200 mAh non removable battery. Vivo X21 comes in two memory options 64/128GB and 6GB RAM. Also there is a dedicated micro SD card slot.

There is one more version of Vivo X21 phone which has under display fingerprint sensor which is named Vivo X21 UD. All the specifications of two phones is exactly same but Vivo X21 is having a rear mounted fingerprint sensor while Vivo X21 UD is having a under display fingerprint sensor.

Huawei


Huawei also included the same concept for the display of it's next flagship as that of all other phones mentioned above. Huawei new flagships are known as Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 pro. There is one more phone which was launched along with these two phones known as Huawei P20 Lite. All of these phones are having notch displays. So let's see the features of all the phones.

Huawei P20 Pro is the top version of Huawei's new flagship. This is having a screen size of 6.1". The display is an AMOLED type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The display is having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The notch is present at the top of the phone which houses the front camera, earpiece and proximity sensor.  The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset which is an octa core chipset with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. Huawei P20 pro is having a triple camera 40MP,f/1.8+ 20MP,f/1.6+ 8MP,f/2.4 setup. Huawei P20 pro is the first phone to have a triple camera setup. It has a front camera of 24MP,f/2.0. The phone is having a battery of 4000 mAh. This also supports fast charging with an output of 4.5V/5A. It comes in only one memory specification that is 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM.


Huawei P20 is the lower end version of Huawei's flagship. This is having a screen size of 5.8". The display is an IPS LCD type display with 1080*2240 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is also 18.7:9. The notch is also similar to Huawei P20 pro. Huawei P20 is having the same processor as that in Huawei P20 pro. But the camera on Huawei P20 is just dual camera setup 12MP,f/1.8 + 20MP,f/1.6. The front camera on the phone is a 24MP,f/2.0 shooter. The phone is having a smaller battery of 3400mah. This also supports fast charging just like Huawei P20 pro. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.

Huawei P20 lite is also having the same notch display just like the other two phones. It has as screen size of 5.84". The display is IPS LCD type with resolution 1080*2280 pixels. The phone is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 659 chipset which is an octa core chip with eight cortex A-53 cores. The phone comes with 32/64 GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It has a dual primary camera system with 16MP, f/2.2 + 2MP setup. It has a front camera of 16MP, f/2.0 aperture. It is having a 3000mah battery for good battery life. It also supports fast charging of 9V/2A.

Oppo

Oppo is another company which has three phone with this notched display, Oppo R15, Oppo R15 pro and Oppo F7.


Oppo R15 is a very good phone from Oppo with the notch at the top. This notch houses a front camera and earpiece. The phone has a screen size of 6.28". It has an AMOLED panel and has a resolution of 1080*2280 pixels. Oppo R15 is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 chipset which is an octa core chip with four cortex A-73 cores and four cortex A-53 cores. It comes with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. It has a dual camera setup with 16MP,f/1.7 + 5MP,f/2.2. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. Oppo R15 is having a battery of 3450mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging which is really good.

Oppo R15 pro is another phone from the company with the same type of design. Oppo R15 pro is the higher end version of Oppo R15. The phone is having the same notch as Oppo R15. The screen size is also same as 6.28". The display is AMOLED type with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's snapdragon 660 chipset which is a very fast chip. It also comes with 128GB internal and 6GB RAM. It also has a dedicated micro SD card slot. This is also having a dual camera setup of 16MP,f/1.7+20MP,f/1.7. The front camera is a 20MP,f/2.0 shooter. It has a battery of 3400mah. It also supports Oppo's VOOC fast charging of 5V,4A.


Oppo F7 is the third phone from the company with the same type of notch design. Oppo F7 is having a screen size of 6.23". It has an IPS LCD display with 1080*2280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset same as Oppo F7. It comes in two memory options 64GB/4GB and 128GB/6GB. Now take a look at the camera department, it is having single primary setup of 16MP, f/1.8 aperture. It has a secondary camera of 25MP, f/2.0. It has a 3400 mAh battery. But it doesn't support any kind of fast charging.

Essential Phone


First phone to come with notch display is Essential Phone. This phone was launched ahead of iPhone X in 2017. But it's notch is quite different from all other phones. This notch just houses the secondary camera, nothing else like other phones.
This is among one of those phones which came with larger aspect ratio displays. This is having a screen size of 5.71". The display is IPS LCD type with 1312*2560 pixels resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm's  snapdragon 835 chipset and we already know about the performance of the chipset. It comes with 128GB internal and 4GB RAM. The phone comes with dual 13MP,f/1.8 shooter. The secondary camera is 8MP,f/2.2 shooter. It has battery of 3040 mAh. But this type of notch design is not followed by any other company as it's notch just houses a single camera, nothing else.

 
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