Monday, 25 December 2017

Giveaway by Blackberry: Blackberry Keyone Black Edition

Blackberry giving away a Keyone Black Edition

Blackberry is holding a 'Blackberry Keyone Holiday contest' in which it is giving away a Blackberry Keyone Black edition smartphone. The contest is open worldwide. Here you can earn a chance to win Blackberry Keyone Black Edition smartphone for free. Just you have to take part in this contest to stand a chance to win the phone.

For taking part in the contest, you have to go to the blackberry's official page on Instagram that is @blackberrymobile. First thing you have to do is follow this page on instagram. 
Then you have look down for the following post.

Open this post and you have to comment on this post about the thing you like about the phone. 
The next thing you have to do is to mention three of your friends in the comment. 
Now you are eligible for the contest. But you have to do all this before 29th December. The winner will be randomly selected and will be announced on 30th December. 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

No More Redmi Note series

No More Redmi Note Series

Won't Xiaomi launch anymore Redmi Note series smartphones? Won't we see Redmi Note 5 this year? I doubted this when company launched Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus earlier this month. So in this article we are going to discuss whether Xiaomi is discontinuing Redmi Note series or not. 

The most successful series of Xiaomi is this redmi note series. As we know about the success of Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4, they were among the best selling smartphones of 2016 and 2017 respectively. These phones are best value for money in $200 segment. They are package of everything, fast performance, long battery life, good display, good design and many others. So in their price bracket, they are best value for money phones. 
But last month on December 7, company launched two new devices that are Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus. These two phones are also from the affordable price segment. They are launched with 18:9 displays in budget segment. Redmi 5 is smaller in size while Redmi 5 plus is the bigger one while the aspect ratio of the displays is same. Redmi 5 is powered by Snapdragon 450 chipset while Redmi 5 plus is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset. Redmi Note 4 is also powered same kind of chipset as that of Redmi 5 Plus that is snapdragon 625. 

After the launch of Redmi 5 Plus, all were expecting that Redmi Note 5 will have more strong specifications. But now the reports have come from a MIUI forum moderator that there won't be any Redmi Note 5 this year, Redmi 5 Plus will be the only large screen affordable smartphone of this year from the company. It simply means that Xiaomi is discontinuing the Redmi Note series. 

But according to me, Xiaomi should launch Redmi Note 5 as Note series is the company's most successful series. Xiaomi should power this up with the more strong processor that is Snapdragon 660. But this is not the official confirmation from the company that it is discontinuing the redmi note series. This is just the information from a moderator on MIUI forum. So we can expect Redmi Note 5 from the company until the official confirmation comes. We will keep you updated about Redmi Note 5 from time to time.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Redmi 5 amd Redmi 5 Plus

Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus
So finally after so much rumors and leaks, Xiaomi has unveiled Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. And also it has amazed all with the launch of these two devices. The amazing thing which Xiaomi has done with these two devices is with their display. Xiaomi used a 18:9 aspect ratio display for both of these devices. This is the most interesting thing as this is the first phone in it's price segment to come with 18:9 display. And now let's see what other specifications do these phones offer.
The most interesting thing about  Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus is their design. As many of the phone companies are preferring 18:9 aspect ratio display for their phones, Xiaomi also got inspired by them and it has provided this kind of display in these two devices. The display looks really good with small bezels. The screen size of Redmi 5 is 5.7" while that of Redmi 5 plus is 5.99". But the size of the phone will not be much bigger, it will fit easily in one hand as the phone's size remain same only bezels get smaller that's why screen size increases. The resolution of the display of Redmi 5 is 720*1440 pixels while that of Redmi 5 Plus is 1080*2160 pixels. The display is protected by corning gorilla glass at the front. 
From back it looks like it's predecessors which has metallic back, fingerprint sensor and primary camera. This type of design is also present on many other phones in this range which looks kind of boring. But we can't complain at this price point.
The camera of both Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is same. They have a primary camera of 12MP with f/2.2 aperture, this is the same camera sensor as used on Xiaomi Mi A1. It can capture video upto 1080pixels at 30fps. The secondary of the devices is of 5MP which can also capture video upto 1080p.
Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus both have different processors. Redmi 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset which is based on 14nm architecture. The chipset is an octa core chipset with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8 GHz. It is powered by Adreno 506 GPU.
Redmi 5 Plus is powered by slightly powerful chip that is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 which is also an octa core chipset with eight vortex A-53 cores cloaked at 2.0 GHz. This chipset is also based on 14nm architecture. This is the same processor which powers the Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi Mi A1. This is also powered by Adreno 506 GPU. The performance of both the phones will be good with Redmi 5 Plus slightly better in some tasks.
Operating system
Operating System of both the devices is same that is MIUI 9 which is based on Android Nougat. But they will be upgraded to Android Oreo soon. The user interface is same as all other Mi devices which is  typical UI. Also it will be having some unique features which are present on MIUI 9 like split screen, lightening fast and many more. The UI will be lag free and it's speed will be good.
Redmi 5 is powered by 3300 mah battery and Redmi 5 Plus is powered by 4000 mah battery. Xiaomi actually cuts off the battery of the Redmi 5 considering the battery of it's predecessor which has 4000 mah battery. But it is okay, the battery will easily last for a typical day. Also both the devices are powered by chipsets which are based on 14nm architecture, so power consumption will also be less.
Memory and RAM
Both Redmi 5 and 5 Plus comes in two memory options. Redmi 5 comes in 2GB/16 GB and 3GB/32GB. Redmi 5 Plus comes with 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. 
The pricing of both phones is really impressive. Redmi 5 starts at $120 and Redmi 5 Plus at $150 in china. The phones will go on sale in china on 12thDecember. Xiaomi has priced these phones very aggressively and even at this price they are giving so much of hardware and also the displays which have small bezels. Even some of the flagships these days don't have such displays like Google Pixel. So this is a very good step by Xiaomi.  

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