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Realme 9 Everything you need to know

Realme has so far introduced the latest budget smartphone series in the Realme 9 series with six phones – although not all of them are available everywhere.

However, the phones offer impressive budget options with a few unique features and surprisingly powerful features, and the company still has much more to come.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Realme 9 series.

When will Realme 9 phones be released?

Realme has introduced Realme 9, 9 5G, 9i, 9 Pro and 9 Pro + in Europe and Asia, and you can buy it now, including in the UK and India. It should be noted that the European and Indian versions of 9 5G actually offer different features, which we will explain later.

Another phone – Realme 9 5G SE – is also available in India, but not elsewhere.

As in previous releases, it seems very difficult for US customers to buy any of the Realme 9 devices other than imports.

Realme has also introduced the Realme GT 2 and GT 2 Pro flagships globally, which are available in similar markets.

How much do Realme 9 phones cost?

So far, the Realme 9 series with six models has a number of prices. To simplify everything, we present starting prices for each phone in the currencies we know so far:

  • Realme 9: £249/€279₹17,999
  • Realme 9i: £199/€219/₹12,999
  • Realme 9 5G: £249/€259/₹14,999
  • Realme 9 5G SE: ₹19,999
  • Realme 9 Pro: £299/€319/₹17,999
  • Realme 9 Pro+: £349/€379/₹24,999

For more information on where to buy phones, see our guide to the best Realme 9 deals we can find.

What will be the features and design of Realme 9?

So far, the Realme 9 series includes six models, each of which we will consider separately.

Realme 9

Let’s start with the usual Realme 9, although this is its sixth announcement.

Realme 9

The 90Hz display is an AMOLED with a built-in fingerprint scanner – in this case, it also acts as a heart rate scanner.

The chipset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, with up to 8 GB of RAM and 33 W of charging. Inevitably, it is limited to 4G; this is a substitute for better features elsewhere compared to 9 5G.

The camera also sounds impressive. It has a 108Mp main camera equipped with Samsung’s ISOCELL HM6 sensor – previously seen on any Samsung phone – macro and ultra wide.

It is also a very thin phone, only 7.99 mm thick and weighs 178 grams. Available in three colors: Sunburst Gold, Stargaze White and Meteor Black.

REALME 9

SPECIFICATIONS

 Key Specs

RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680
Rear Camera108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.4 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680
CPUOcta core (2.4 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsAdreno 610
RAM6 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Screen Size6.4 inches (16.26 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density411 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)84.21 %
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5,
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness1000 nits
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.8 %

 Design

Height160.2 mm Compare Size 
Width73.3 mm
Thickness7.9 mm
Weight178 grams
ColoursSunburst Gold, Stargaze White, Meteor Black

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution108 MP f/1.75, Wide Angle (83° field-of-view), Primary Camera(23.6 mm focal length, 1.67″ sensor size, 0.64µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle Camera(15.7 mm focal length, 4.0″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.9 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
SensorISO-CELL
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution12000 x 9000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.45, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Dart, 33W: 50 % in 31 minutes
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 256 GB
User Available StorageUp to 106 GB
Storage TypeUFS 2.1
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.162 W/kg, Body: 0.593 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint Sensor TypeOptical
Heart Rate MonitorYes
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Realme 9i

The 9i was the entry-level phone in the series and was the first phone to be announced.

Realme 9i

The design of the phone is simple and very simple by Realme’s usual standards – no giant logo or race strip was found. Available in blue or simpler black version above.

The Realme 9i has a Snapdragon 680 chipset combined with 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of memory. The screen is a 6.6-inch FHD + IPS LCD that can control the refresh rate from 30 Hz to 90 Hz.

On the side of the camera you get a 16Mp selfie camera and a triple rear camera: 50Mp with dual 2Mp sensor, f/1.8 main camera – one macro, the other monochrome.

Finally, you get a 5000mAh battery with 33W wired charging support. Unpacks Android 11.

All the features are here

REALME 9I

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680
Rear Camera50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.6 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v11
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680
CPUOcta core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsAdreno 610
RAM4 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2412 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density400 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)84.51 %
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness480 nits
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.8 %

 Design

Height164.4 mm Compare Size 
Width75.7 mm
Thickness8.4 mm
Weight190 grams
Build MaterialBack: Plastic
ColoursPrism Black, Prism Blue

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution50 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (77° field-of-view), Primary Camera(26.8 mm focal length, 2.7″ sensor size, 0.64µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.9 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera(21.6 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
SensorISO-CELL
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution8150 x 6150 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.1, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(25.3 mm focal length, 3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Standby timeUp to 995 Hours(2G)
Quick ChargingYes, Dart, 33W: 100 % in 70 minutes
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 1 TB
Storage TypeUFS 2.1
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.000 W/kg, Body: 0.885 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.0
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer

Realme 9 5G

There are two different versions of Realme 9 5G to get started: one for Europe and one for India. Let’s look at the European version first.

Realme 9 5G

This phone is actually very different from the usual Realme 9, which reduces all the features in exchange for placing it in 5G without a price increase (in fact, the 5G model is slightly cheaper in some European markets).

The Europe 9 5G features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 with a larger 6.6-inch screen – up to 120Hz update speed, but just an LCD instead of OLED.

Charging is reduced to 18 W, the camera offers a 50Mp lead sensor supported by two 2Mp monochrome and macro sensors.

REALME 9 5G

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM4 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 810
Rear Camera48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.5 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v11
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 810
CPUOcta core (2.4 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsMali-G57 MC2
RAM4 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density405 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)83.92 %
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness600 nits
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.5 %

 Design

Height162.5 mm Compare Size 
Width74.8 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight188 grams
ColoursMeteor Black, Stargaze White

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution48 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera(25.4 mm focal length, 2″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.9 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera(21.9 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
SensorISOCELL Plus
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.1, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(25.6 mm focal length, 1µm pixel size)
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Fast, 18W
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 1 TB
Storage TypeUFS 2.1
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.053 W/kg, Body: 0.738 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Realme 9 5G SE

The 9 5G SE, which means “Fast Edition”, is at the top of the range and is actually more powerful (and more expensive) than the 9 Pro.

So far, this is the only phone not sold in Europe.

Realme 9 5G SE

Equipped with the Snapdragon 778G chipset, the device also has an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, which makes it a popular choice for gaming.

The 48Mp camera is a bit lower than the Pro, so some buyers may choose this phone instead.

REALME 9 5G SE

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Rear Camera48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.6 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v11
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 778G
CPUOcta core (2.4 GHz, Single core, Kryo 670 + 2.2 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 670 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 670)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsAdreno 642L
RAM6 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2412 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density400 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)84.39 %
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness600 nits
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.8 %

 Design

Height164.4 mm Compare Size 
Width75.8 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight199 grams
ColoursStarry Glow, Azure Glow

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution48 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera(25.4 mm focal length, 2″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.8 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera(21.8 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
SensorISOCELL Plus
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features10 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Video Recording FeaturesDual Video Recording
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.1, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
FlashYes, Screen flash
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Dart, 30W: 50 % in 25 minutes
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 1 TB
User Available StorageUp to 106 GB
Storage TypeUFS 2.2
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 850(band 19)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 850(band 19)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.159 W/kg, Body: 1.028 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Realme 9 Pro

The 9 Pro is more exciting. That starts with the design, which is essentially identical to the 9 Pro+.

Realme 9 Pro

This is a heroic color called “Sunrise Blue”, which combines a technology that Realme calls “Light Shift Design”. This is similar to the color-changing glass we saw in the Vivo V23 series this year, in which the blue phone turns red when exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light, and turns blue when out of light.

In this short introductory video shared by Realme, you can see the color-changing design in action:

The phone is also available in simpler Midnight Black and Aurora Green colors without light switching technology.

Inside, the 9 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 695 chipset with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory.

The screen has a 6.6-inch LCD with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which makes it a very large phone – but it leaves enough space for a 5000 mAh battery and 33 W of charging.

Finally, the rear camera device consists of a 64Mp main lens plus an 8Mp ultra-wide and a third 2Mp lens.

As for the software, the Realme 9 Pro series starts with RealmeUI 3.0 based on Android 12.

The full features are:

REALME 9 PRO

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695
Rear Camera64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5000 mAh
Display6.6 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 695
CPUOcta core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 560 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 560)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication8 nm
GraphicsAdreno 619L
RAM6 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2412 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density400 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)84.67 %
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness400 nits
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.8 %

 Design

Height164.3 mm Compare Size 
Width75.6 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight195 grams
ColoursSunrise Blue, Aurora Green, Midnight Black

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution64 MP f/1.79, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera(25.18 mm focal length, 2″ sensor size, 0.7µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(15.62 mm focal length, 4.0″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.88 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution9000 x 7000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features6 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.05, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
FlashYes, Screen flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Dart, 33W
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 256 GB
Storage TypeUFS 2.2
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.186 W/kg, Body: 0.709 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

FM RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Realme 9 Pro Plus

9 Pro + looks similar, but underneath are a few extra bells and whistles. We actually reviewed the 9 Pro +, so if you want to know what we think about the phone, read on.

Realme 9 Pro Plus

There are a few key differences from the 9 Pro. The first, strange as it may seem, is a bit small. The screen is only 6.4 inches and at the same time has a refresh rate of 90 Hz – but instead, it’s both an on-screen fingerprint scanner and, oddly enough, an AMOLED panel that offers the ability to use it as a heart rate monitor

Overall, the phone is smaller and lighter as a result of the smaller screen, but this results in a smaller 4500 mAh battery. However, charging is faster at 60 watts.

The 9 Pro + uses a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset combined with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory.

The triple rear camera is similar, but with a major improvement: the main lens uses a 50Mp Sony IMX766 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) – the same setup is used to make a big impact on our current favorite mid-range OnePlus Nord 2. range phone.

The full features are:

REALME 9 PRO PLUS

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM6 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 920 MT6877T
Rear Camera50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery4500 mAh
Display6.4 inches

 General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Custom UIRealme UI

 Performance

ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 920 MT6877T
CPUOcta core (2.5 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A78 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsMali-G68 MC4
RAM6 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Screen Size6.4 inches (16.26 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density411 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)84.21 %
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5,
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness430 nits
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.8 %

 Design

Height160.2 mm Compare Size 
Width73.3 mm
Thickness7.9 mm
Weight182 grams
Build MaterialBack: Mineral Glass
ColoursSunrise Blue, Aurora Green, Midnight Black

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution50 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle (84° field-of-view), Primary Camera(23.6 mm focal length, 1.56″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(15.4 mm focal length, 4.0″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(21.8 mm focal length, 5.0″ sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusYes, Phase Detection autofocus
OISYes
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution8150 x 6150 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features20 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 60 fps
Video Recording FeaturesDual Video Recording
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.4, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
SensorExmor RS
FlashYes, Screen flash
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity4500 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Super Dart, 60W: 50 % in 15 minutes
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Storage TypeUFS 2.2
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.188 W/kg, Body: 0.727 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.2
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

FM RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint Sensor TypeOptical
Heart Rate MonitorYes
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Take a look at our research on the best Realme phones to see what the brand has achieved so far – the best budget Chinese phones and the best budget phones that Realme has to beat.

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6a Everything you need to know

When Google launched the Pixel 6 Series at the end of last year, the Pixel 6a had an obvious flaw.

Since its launch in 2019, the A-Series retains most of its key features and offers an excellent and affordable alternative to Google’s flagships.

The long-awaited and much-talked-about Pixel 6a has finally been unveiled at Google’s main I/O launch, but you’ll still have to wait a while for the phone to launch. Here’s everything you need to know.

When will the Google Pixel 6a be released?

As expected, Google announced the Pixel 6a on May 11, 2022 at the I / O developer conference.

However, the phone will not be available for several months. Specifically, pre-orders start on July 21 before the phone goes on sale on July 28.

Release dates for previous models for context are:

  • Google Pixel 5a – August 2021 (only in North America and Japan)
  • Pixel 4a – August 2020
  • Google Pixel 3a – May 2019

The limited release of the Pixel 5a meant that it would never reach the UK or Europe, but this is not the case with the Pixel 6a – it is getting a full global release.

At the end of the year, of course, the 6a should be joined by the flagship Pixel 7 and the long-rumored Pixel foldable phone.

How much will the Google Pixel 6 cost?

Google has officially announced the starting price of the Pixel 6a – £399/$ 449. It looks like you will get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory and no other configuration will be available.

How to assemble the previous A-series phones:

  • Pixel 5a – $449 (around £339/€399)
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G – £499/€499/$499
  • Pixel 4a – £349/€349/$349
  • Google Pixel 3a – £399/€399/$399

The Pixel 4a 5G was something, raising the price by about £150/€150/$150 compared to its predecessors. It seems that it will not be repeated soon.

What features and specifications does the Google Pixel 6a have?

When Google I/O officially unveiled the Pixel 6a in 2022, it revealed all the key features you’d expect.

A major improvement over the Pixel 5a is Google’s transition to its own Tensor chip, which has the same built-in 5G as last year’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. only the memory configuration Google says the Pixel 6a is 5 times faster than last year’s phone, but it’s not clear what tests were used to determine that.

You will also see the new design of the Pixel 6a in the official photos. More compatible with the rest of the Pixel 6 Series and available in three different colors Charcoal chalk and sage The phone uses a recycled aluminum frame and has a 6.1-inch 1080p OLED display, but the update frequency is still only 60Hz.

Google Pixel 6a

The phone also has the same amazing rear camera module with a 12.2Mp main lens and a 12Mp ultra-wide camera with 114 viewing areas. You also get an 8-megapixel selfie lens

The tensor chip in all three cameras helps enable basic software-based camera functions. These include Magic Eraser to erase or change the color of unwanted objects, all of which have a Real Tone for Blurring Facial Blur and Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, as well as Night View.

Google says the typical battery size is 4,410 mAh, but on some models it can be as low as 4,306 mAh, as it claims to provide power for hours and can increase it to 18 watts, but we don’t know if this is an improvement over the 18 W support. Pixel 5a.

Google Pixel 6a

Other features announced include IP67 water and dust resistance and a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen. The sensor chip has built-in 5G, but there is still no expandable memory.

The phone will be equipped with Android 12, but when it arrives, it will be one of the first phones to get Android 13. Google has committed to at least three years of software updates and five years of security updates since its launch.

At I/O, Google also officially announced the Pixel Buds Pro. Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Android 13, Pixel Watch and new Pixel Tablets are also on sale.

We discussed all this and more in episode 114 of our weekly Fast Charge podcast:

Take a look at our collection of the best mid-range phones to see which competitors the Pixel 6a will have to eliminate.

Oppo Reno 8 Everything you need to know

Oppo Reno 8 Everything you need to know

The Oppo Reno 8, which is expected to be released later this year, has been the subject of various leaks and rumors. Interestingly, it can take the place of the OnePlus 10, which was not released with a fairly familiar design.

Here’s everything we know about the Reno 8 series so far.

When will the Oppo Reno 8 be released?

At the time of writing, the Oppo Reno 8 has no official release date, in fact, the company has not yet said whether the leaks we see are a real device. There is still a previous generation that we will use as a guide.

Oppo announced the Reno 7 series in November 2021, and the devices will go on sale on December 3, 2021 in China, and then in February in India. Look back a bit, and the Oppo Reno 6 series arrived in China in May 2021 – so it looks plausible that the Reno 8 will arrive a year later, in May 2022.

How much will the Oppo Reno 8 cost?

Frankly, there is no official price, as we have no confirmation of the availability of devices. Let’s look at the previous embodiment for some tips. Here is how they are lined up

  • Reno 7 8GB/128GB – ¥2,699 (approx. £318/€374/$424)
  • OPPO Reno 7 8GB/256GB – ¥2,999 (approx. £353/€415/$470)
  • Reno 7 12GB/256GB – ¥3,299 (approx. £388/€457/$518)

Most of the rumors we’ve seen (and can read below) suggest that the Oppo Reno 8 could be the OnePlus 10 model that didn’t appear with the OnePlus 10 Pro this year. With that in mind, the OnePlus 9 prices are:

  • OnePlus 9 8/128GB – £629/$729/€699
  • OnePlus 9 12/256GB – £729/€799

There is a slight difference in price level between the OnePlus and the Reno 7, so our best bet is that the Reno 8 can sit between the two or be closer to the more expensive OnePlus.

What features and specifications will we see in the Oppo Reno 8?

The Reno service usually includes several phones, and so far we have heard rumors about three: the Reno 8, the Reno 8 Pro and the Reno 8 Lite.

Oppo Reno 8

There have been several different rumors on technology sites and social media posts offering a potential device very similar to what people thought the OnePlus 10 would be. According to Oppo, this is not a far-fetched possibility. and OnePlus are sister companies that combine R&D departments to share resources. This resulted in the launch of a brand that is completely similar to other brands.

The bizarre departure of the OnePlus from the standard 10 this year leaves the possibility that Oppo will be the only one to cover a certain area of the market with the release of the 10 Pro and, according to rumors, the OnePlus 10 Ultra.

Oppo Reno 8

This is how things look, as the Chinese technology news agency Digital Chat Station posted a picture of the device and some of its possible components on Weibo.

As you can see, the reported Reno 8 is very similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro, so if the indication is correct, it definitely indicates that the Oppo is continuing where the OnePlus left off.

The Reno 8 will have a 6.55-inch FHD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate (similar to the OnePlus 9) with a 50 Mp IMX766 sensor in the main camera. In the next post, the same leaker adds that with a 4500 mAh battery and an 80 W wired charger, there will be two rear lenses (probably an ultra wide and a macro or depth sensor) at 8Mp and 2Mp.

Perhaps most interestingly, Digital Chat Station has something to say about the chipset. He thinks he will have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 in the Reno 8 – it’s likely that the chip will debut here as it has yet to be announced.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro

Oppo Reno 8 Pro

The Digital Chat Station is also the source of much of what we know about the Pro version of the Reno 8, which shares an almost complete spec sheet for the phone on Weibo – although we have confirmed that it is certified and open. . at least.

DCS probably envisions a larger screen for the Pro with a 6.7-inch FHD + 120Hz OLED.

It must be equipped with the MariSilicon X image processor found in MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max and Oppo’s flagship Find X5 Pro. As a regular model, it will have a 4500 mAh battery and an 80 W charger.

Camera features are also compatible with the leak for the regular model with a 50Mp IMX766 triple camera – although in this case the selfie camera is also projected with a 32Mp IMX709 sensor.

Finally, it will be available in green, gray and black, with a thickness of 7.34 mm and a total weight of 183 grams.

Oppo Reno 8 Lite

Oppo Reno 8 Lite

We’ve only heard a reliable rumor about the Reno 8 Lite, but it says a lot about a single leaky phone.

The reason for this is that the generally trusted WinFuture report claims that the 8 Lite is actually the same phone as last year’s 7 Lite 5G – it was the same device as the Reno 7 Z 5G.

If this report is correct, the feature list is pretty clear. It will have a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a 6.43-inch AMOLED display and a 64 Mp rear camera.

The only real disappointment is that WinFuture says that the phone will be shipped with pre-installed Android 11 instead of the new Android 12.

For more attention-grabbing smartphones, read our guidelines on the best phones, best Android phones, and best phone deals coming in 2022.

Vivo X80: Everything you need to know

Vivo X80 Everything you need to know

Vivo’s flagship X-line has come to represent some of the best cameras on any smartphone, and it looks like this on the new 2022 Vivo X80.

The company introduced the X80 and X80 Pro in China later this year with the more powerful X80 Pro +.

When will the Vivo X80 be released worldwide?

Vivo introduced the X80 and X80 Pro for the first time on April 25 in China. Both phones are for sale

Vivo confirmed plans to launch phones globally on May 8; We will learn at least some of the other countries that will receive the latest Vivo flagships and how much they will cost outside of China. The Vivo X70 series has reached India and other Asian markets, but although the previous X60 phones were in North America, they were not fully sold in Europe.

There’s another phone to take into account that Vivo is using the phone release in China to introduce the third phone in the series: the X80 Pro + There’s some time for this model, but it will go on sale in the third quarter – under a different name. it is convincing that it will only remain in China

It’s a bit surprising to see the X80 series in such a short time, not only because the series doesn’t fit into the regular release period, but also because it all happened in early April, a few weeks after the company introduced the X Fold X Note and Pad in China.

We talked about the Vivo X80 series as part of our weekly Fast Charge podcast that you can watch here.

How much is the Vivo X80?

The only prices we currently have are the Chinese prices for the X80 and X80 Pro, which we have converted to other global currencies.

  • X80: from ¥3,699 (about £445/$560/€525/₹43,000)
  • X80 Pro: from ¥5,499 (about £660/$840/€780/₹64,000)

As always, these currency conversions are approximate, and any international prices are likely to be actually higher.

Of course, we don’t know yet how much the Pro + will cost. This is a price increase compared to the X70 series, so we doubt it will be close to the mark here.

What are the features of the Vivo X80?

With at least two phone officials, we know all about the X80 and X80 Pro in the Chinese versions, and thanks to the leaks, we think we’ve got some idea of what to expect from the Pro + when it launches. one of the three phones is formed.

Vivo X80

The Vivo X80 is the cheapest phone in the series, but it’s no slouch.

Vivo X80

Available in three colors: black-orange and green (although it looks pretty turquoise to us).

The X80 is equipped with an advanced MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB of 256GB or 512GB of memory.

The display has a 6.78-inch FHD + OLED curved display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, so it should look very smooth.

Power comes from a 4500 mAh battery with 80 W wired charging, but no wireless charging support

Vivo X80

As for the camera, it has a triple lens structure on the back. All three are equipped with a glare-reducing Zeiss T * lens.

This camera is accompanied by a 2x zoom telephoto / portrait camera with f/1.98 aperture using 12Mp Sony IMX663 1/2 inch sensor packaging gimbal style stabilization. Finally, the Sony IMX663 has an 12Mp ultra wide angle with sensor and f / 2.0 aperture.

As for the front, you get a 32Mp 1 / 2.8-inch sensor and a selfie camera with f / 2.5 lens aperture.

In China, the phone is powered by Android 12, which runs Vivo’s OriginOS Ocean, but the international version is more likely to use the company’s FuntouchOS skin.

Vivo X80 Pro

The X80 Pro is very similar to the X80, but with a few major improvements

Vivo X80

The design is particularly similar with the same color and finish options. In fact, the only real difference is that the camera module is slightly larger to accommodate an additional lens under the main camera ring.

There is another change in the installation, although it is not visible, the X80 Pro has an IP68 rating, which means that it is as safe as phones when it comes to protection from water and dust.

Vivo X80

If you can buy the X80 Pro internally with Dimensity 9000, you can also get a different version with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 inside. cut the whole world

RAM and storage options are similar with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of memory.

The screen is the same size as the X80 6.78 inches, but has been upgraded to LTPO 2.0 AMOLED, which means it can reduce the refresh rate to 1Hz to save energy and has a higher QHD + resolution.

It also includes another upgrade, the X80’s fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen, while the X80 Pro upgrades to an ultrasound sensor with a larger detection area, making it easier to tap at the correct point on the screen to save printing.

Vivo X80

The battery is larger at 4700 mAh with one touch, and although the wired charge is the same at 80 W, you get 50 W wireless charging with reverse charging support.

The main camera, though completely different, is 50Mp, but uses a 1/1.3-inch Samsung ISOCELL GNV sensor with OIS in bright f/1.57 aperture.

The 2x zoom camera is the same as the X80, but with a slightly wider f/1.85 aperture, but the f/3.4 aperture also has a 5x zoom periscope camera with an 8Mp optically stabilized sensor.

Vivo X80: Everything you need to know

Finally, the 48Mp Sony IMX598 sensor with f/2.2 aperture is the same despite the 32Mp hole in f/2.5.

Like the X80, the Pro also comes with Android 12 and OriginOS Ocean

Vivo X80 Pro+

It looks like the X80 Pro + will offer a few key upgrades from the regular Pro, but we don’t know what it is.

Although we saw a few leaks for the Pro + before the initial presentation, it turned out that some of them were for the Pro, and as a result left it unclear, and this may still apply to the upcoming phone.

Most likely, the camera will receive most of the improvements, and an old leak predicts that it will use the 50Mp Samsung GN1 sensor at a wider f/1.3 aperture. current X80 phones

There aren’t many other leaks that seem convincing after the release of the X80 and X80 Pro for the Pro +, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to hear more about the improvements to this phone.

As more details become available, we will of course update this article, so check back periodically to see what we find.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) full review

iPhone SE 2022 review

Should I buy the Apple iPhone SE (2022)?

ProsCons
Latest Apple chipDated design
Wireless chargingAwful LCD display
IP67 water-resistanceOnly one rear camera
Poor value

Our decision

The iPhone SE only makes sense for buyers who need an iPhone, but can’t afford to upgrade to the 12 Mini, or still don’t give up their Touch ID. As long as you can deal with an unusual display and retro aesthetics, equivalent Android is better.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) full review

iPhone SE is a funny, old phone. It’s a very old design and display, but with the latest Apple processor and 5G connection, it’s a very old device in a sense, and a very modern device.

The same discrepancies (almost the same) were present in the 2020 iPhone SE, but Apple’s budget proposal remained stable as the rest of the market progressed.

So even though the previous SE was a phone I recommended – with some serious caveats – this 2022 edition is hard to sell

Frankly, it only serves the audience and will never buy an Android device at all, but it is for those who can’t afford the iPhone 12 Mini or other more expensive Apple phones.

Design and build

  • 8-year-old design
  • Home Button – but huge black bezel
  • Small – but not the smallest iPhone
  • Aluminium build and IP67 rating

Let me be clear for a moment, the design of the iPhone SE dates back to 2014. That’s when Apple introduced the iPhone 6, which looks basically the same as this year’s SE. was essentially static in both the 2020 SE and 2022 models

Apple iPhone SE (2022) full review

This means that there is still a Home Button at the bottom of the screen and no notches on it, but it also means that you will have to live with a large black frame above and below the displayed screen.

There are still good aspects to the design. First, the small SE is only 5.45 inches high and weighs just 144 grams. Compact, comfortable and one-handed to hold and use. However, it should be noted that it is not the smallest phone from Apple iPhone The 12 Mini and 13 Mini are smaller and lighter, although they have larger screens, so if size is a major issue for you, they are worth a look.

One of the possible reasons to prefer the SE is its old aesthetics, which come with rounded edges that Apple likes, as its other phones use square edges that look smooth but are a little less comfortable to hold. there is still no headphone jack

Apple iPhone SE (2022) review

While Android phones at the same price look more modern than the iPhone SE, it’s fair to say that Apple excels in build quality. and rated IP67 for dust and water resistance

Screen and sound

  • Tiny 4.7in display
  • Low resolution, LCD, and 60Hz refresh rate
  • Stereo speakers

If the reusable design blocks the iPhone SE, that’s not true when it comes to the screen.

It is one of the worst screens of any modern smartphone, 4.7 inches small, uses old LCD technology instead of premium OLED panel, has low resolution, not even Full HD, dim and therefore difficult to use in bright sunlight. and turn off the refresh rate at 60 Hz

You can spend half and still find an Android phone that is superior to SE in almost every one of these features.

Apple iPhone SE 2022

Yes, that’s part of what keeps the phone so small, and it may appeal to some, but thanks to its modern design, Apple’s 12 Mini and 13 Mini offer more screen space with 5.4-inch panels. In general, stay smaller.

The effect is both practical and aesthetic. SE can hardly fit modern applications on its screen. Some Instagram posts can’t show cookie pop-ups, they block more websites than intended, and hopefully you don’t. There’s no need to type anything, the keyboard takes up half of the screen and often blocks text input areas you’re trying to use.

The small screen is also a blow to the general argument that SE is a great phone for older users who don’t want to learn the new sliding-based interface. prefers to increase the size of the text) makes it a questionable choice for anyone who needs visual accessibility

Apple iPhone SE 2022

At least the sound prices are better. Apple has included stereo speakers here as a relative oddity to this price, and they are loud and clear, especially considering the size of the phone. You probably won’t buy SEs just for their speakers, but they’re still good.

Features and performance

  • Apple’s latest A15 Bionic chip
  • Mostly smooth performance
  • 5G connectivity

Now for the good things, the main way the iPhone SE differs from the mid-level competition is that it offers the fastest chip you can find on any phone right now.

Apple has included the A15 Bionic chip in the same chipset you can find in the iPhone 13 series, and it is rumored that it will be a reusable chip for the iPhone 14.

This suggests that the iPhone SE is strong and indeed approaching the flagship level, only maintained by the low levels of RAM found here.

The phone flies by the criteria, but surprisingly, when used in real life, I sometimes found that the programs crashed faster than I expected and even struggled with some stuttering and lagging when talking about the software below.

I wonder if most of the people provided by SE will need so much power, and more importantly, whether this money can be better spent on modern design, but I can’t really argue with the results.

The biggest improvement here in the 2020 SE is that the A15 will also bring 5G network support; While this doesn’t mean anything to your phone in the future, if you’re in the US, keep in mind that unlike many other 5G phones, this isn’t the case. t supports mm Wave, so it will not reach the fastest 5G speeds

Again, 5G support gives the SE a big advantage over the iPhone 11, otherwise it could be a more attractive upgrade for just $70/£70/€90.

In terms of other networks, you’ll find Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 (not the latest standards, but not close enough) along with NFC for Apple Pay.

Battery life and charging

  • Decent battery life
  • Average wired charging (charger not included)
  • Wireless charging support

Small phones mean small batteries, and just two years ago, I listed the 2020 iPhone SE as one of my main criticisms of poor battery life.

According to Apple’s credit, a lot has changed in these two years. The company officially lists a two-hour improvement in battery life for the SE, but in my experience, the update is more important. The latest model took almost a day, but this year’s iteration will last a day, if you are a light user, come to the end of a second

This is important because charging is less effective. Apple supports charging speeds of up to 20W via a wired Lightning connection, but keep in mind that the company no longer sends a charger with its phones.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) full review

In a test I used on a third-party charger, the iPhone SE was able to charge 32% in 15 minutes and 61% in half an hour, which is faster than Apple’s promise of 50% fair, but still faster than most competitors. . slow and probably allows you to charge your phone overnight

The secret weapon here is wireless charging support, which is almost unheard of at this price, and with the A15 this is the iPhone’s main advantage over Android rivals. There’s no support for MagSafe, so it’s still not available with Apple’s latest flagship. charging options

Cameras and videos

  • 12Mp rear camera
  • 7Mp selfie camera
  • No night mode

The iPhone SE has good and bad elements in its camera design, but if you’re happy with a single camera lens that can take good shots during the day, it all depends on it. will not deliver photos at night

Apple has included only one rear camera, 12Mp, f / 1.8 (in terms of hardware) Like the 2020 model, Apple has been a proponent of affordable phones by focusing its efforts on powerful main cameras.

Apple iPhone SE

The camera improvements here are courtesy of the A15 Bionic chip with smartphone photography, which is increasingly dependent on computing factors. The problem is that Apple has decided to artificially limit the functionality of the A15 on this phone, especially by leaving out the night mode option, although it is not so obvious. for technical reasons it is not possible to support here

Remove the iPhone SE during the day and you are unlikely to be disappointed. The images are clear and detailed, with the quieter and more vibrant color palette the iPhones are currently the most recognizable, but of course the limited dynamic range keeps it going.

Despite the decent camera and old equipment, it easily matches the results of other phones, which cost $400/£400 during the day.

Even at night, SE is not terrible. I took a few low-light shots, mostly to my satisfaction, and the inclusion of a rare optical image stabilization in this price clearly helped.

Still, it’s hard to deny that most Android competitors have passed this level, especially when it comes to dynamic range and light source control, as the iPhone tries to turn off every light during nighttime shooting.

Apple iPhone SE (2022)

The 7Mp shooter with f/2.2 aperture on the front has a single selfie camera. Again, it’s not a camera to trust tonight, but it’s not much to complain about selfies, otherwise it may not be night mode, but it’s a portrait option, and that’s fine, except for the portrait option. gives a few loose hairs that are prone to blurring in the background

Like most iPhone smartphones, this is a capable video device. With impressive stabilization and strong quality, it can record up to 4K @ 60 frames / s. Although Cinematic Mode, introduced on the iPhone 13, allows video with different field depth and blur, there is another drawback. here. not found

Software and updates

  • Ships with iOS 15
  • Likely to receive years of software support
  • Some performance problems stutters

The software is another feature of the iPhone SE, equipped with iOS 15, the latest version of Apple In mobile operating system

Even the original iPhone SE, released in 2016, is likely to be supported for years. If this model sees similar support, it can be updated not only to iOS 16, but in all ways this year. Six years later iOS 21

No Android phone can compete with this longevity, but to be fair, they are growing, Google has tended to support mid-range Pixel a series phones for several years now, and Samsung has promised to update at least four Android versions for the iPhone SE. rival Galaxy A53.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) full review

In any case, software can be crucial for other reasons, and we all know that most phone users stay true to the system they know. When other iPhones are about to slide

The Home button also brings Touch ID, a security method used here, from unlocking your phone to using Apple Pay. None

Otherwise, iOS 15 is what you expect, but nothing much has changed here from the older versions. The notifications still feel great compared to Android, and the lack of a constantly open screen option is disappointing, but Apple’s strengths are its simplicity and strong aesthetics.

Apple iPhone SE 2022 home batten

Oddly enough, even though I had software problems in SE, several apps often froze or crashed while I was working on the phone, and the constant error is to see that the phone screen turns upside down when the phone is unlocked and stays that way for about a minute. ten seconds ago. corrects itself

These aren’t the problems I found on the iPhone 12 updated to iOS 15, so I can’t help but think that these are optimization issues specifically related to SE.

None of these glitches break the deal, but they do disprove the notion that the iPhone software experience is essentially smoother or free from frustration and disappointment.

price and availability

The iPhone SE is now available worldwide, and you can get it from Apple itself or from major electronics retailers, including Amazon.

Vodafone O2 is available on all major UK networks, including Three and EE.

A similar story is available at T-Mobile Verizon and AT&T in the United States

Available in three storage levels:

  • 64GB: $429/£419/€529
  • 128GB: $479/£469/€579
  • 256GB: $579/£569/€699

At this price, the phone’s direct competitor, the Samsung Galaxy A53, which is priced at £399/$449/449, includes long-lasting software waterproofing and 5G support, but has the advantage of a more modern design and display. CPU is not that powerful

If you’re in the US, the $ 449 Pixel 5a is also an attractive competitor, although this model has never been sold worldwide. As long as you’re not against Android, it will surpass the iPhone SE in terms of value.

Apple iPhone SE

The $ 499/489/619 € iPhone 11 from Apple is the next step, but anyone tempted by the SE will be a bigger fan of the $ 599/579 / € 719 iPhone 12 Mini, which also has a smaller but much larger screen than the SE. and even if you have better cameras, you’ll have to give up the Home button along the way. If your budget goes that far, the 12 Mini is a better buy

Decision

The iPhone SE offers a lot of power, but I’m not sure why this is the main area where the latest SE doesn’t need upgrades.

Few people would want to use all that performance to control top-of-the-line mobile games or for many tasks on such a drunken screen. Demand for more expensive options

But other than wireless charging, the A15 chip is the iPhone SE’s only target in the wider mid-range market, at which price Android rivals now offer similar software support, keeping up with it in waterproofing and surpassing SE in screen quality design and camera performance.

If you’re happy with Android, there are countless options that will save you significantly good money without relying on outdated parts.

So the iPhone SE really makes sense for buyers who only need to own an iPhone, but can’t afford to switch to the 12 Mini, or who still haven’t given up their Touch ID. You’re good as long as you can handle the bad screen’s retro aesthetics and camera limitations, but I promise you don’t know what you’re missing out on.

Apple iPhone SE 2022 (iPhone SE 3)

Specifications

Key Specs

RAM4 GB
ProcessorApple A15 Bionic
Rear Camera12 MP
Front Camera7 MP
Battery2018 mAh
Display4.7 inches

General

Launch Date2022
Operating SystemiOS v15

Performance

ChipsetApple A15 Bionic
CPUHexa Core (3.23 GHz, Dual core, Avalanche + 1.82 GHz, Quad core, Blizzard)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication5 nm
GraphicsApple GPU (four-core graphics)
RAM4 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size4.7 inches (11.94 cm)
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixel Density326 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)65.23 %
Screen ProtectionYes
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness625 nits

Design

Height138.4 mm Compare Size
Width67.3 mm
Thickness7.3 mm
Weight144 grams
Build MaterialBack: Mineral Glass
ColoursMidnight, Starlight, Product Red
WaterproofYes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter), IP67
RuggednessDust proof

Camera

Main Camera
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution12 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
AutofocusYes
OISYes
FlashYes, Quad LED Flash
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Burst mode
Camera Features5 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 24 fps
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution7 MP f/2.2, Primary Camera
FlashYes, Retina Flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Battery

Capacity2018 mAh
TypeLi-ion
RemovableYes
Wireless ChargingYes
Quick ChargingYes, Fast, 20W: 50 % in 30 minutes
USB Type-CNo

Storage

Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Storage TypeNVMe

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM
Network Support5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 1500(band 11) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Wi-Fi CallingYes
BluetoothYes, v5.0
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCYes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia

FM RadioNo
Stereo SpeakersYes
LoudspeakerYes
Audio JackLightning
Audio FeaturesDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionFront
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

OPPO F21 Pro price in pakistan

OPPO F21 Pro price in pakistan

OPPO F21 PRO DETAILS

Super AMOLED display Rear 64MP Main Camera 32MP Selfie Camera Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset with 8GB RAM Super VOOC 33W Fast Charging Expandable internal memory

Decision

OPPO F21 Pro has a solid set of features that promises high performance from start to finish. You can save it in various programs and games, as well as plan a full-day shoot with it. It also promises 8 GB of RAM, a lot of tasks without delay. A powerful player with a four-camera configuration.

Display

OPPO F21 Pro price in pakistan

The 6.43-inch AMOLED front display of the OPPO F21 Pro is equipped with a pixel density of 409 ppi, a 20: 9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The smartphone’s bezel-less display also comes with a hole for a selfie lens in the upper left corner. Also, the screen protector is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Camera
OPPO F21 Pro price in pakistan

The back of the device has a triple camera device, including LED Flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus. The camera device is equipped with a 64-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth lens. OPPO also introduced a 32 MP Main Camera to take selfies on the front.

Configuration

The OPPO F21 Pro is also equipped with a quad-core Kryo 265 2.4GHz and a quad-core Kryo 265 1.9GHz eight-core processor, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset offers fast and satisfactory performance. To ensure smooth multitasking and attractive visuals, the brand has assembled 8GB RAM and Adreno 610 GPU inside.

Battery

The operating power of the OPPO F21 Pro comes from a 4500mAh Li-Polymer cell. Supports non-removable and Super VOOC 33W Fast Charge mechanism

Storage and Connection

Users get 128 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256 GB. OPPO F21 Pro 4G allows you to make uninterrupted voice and video calls over VoLTE network connections. Other features available on this device include Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS with Glonass and USB Type-C.

OPPO F21 Pro price in pakistan

OPPO F21 PRO PRICE IN PAKISTAN

OPPO F21 Pro price in Pakistan starts from Rs. 52,999. The lowest price of OPPO F21 Pro is Rs. 52,999 at croma.com. This is 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage base variant of OPPO F21 Pro which is available in Cosmic Black, Sunset Orange colour

OPPO F21 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

Key Specs

RAM8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680
Rear Camera64 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera32 MP
Battery4500 mAh
Display6.43 inches

General

Launch DateApril 12, 2022
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Custom UIColorOS

 Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680
CPUOcta core (2.4 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 265)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsAdreno 610
RAM8 GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

 Display

Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Size6.43 inches (16.33 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density409 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)85.28 %
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5,
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Brightness600 nits
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)90.80 %

 Design

Height159.9 mm Compare Size 
Width73.2 mm
Thickness7.5 mm
Weight175 grams
ColoursCosmic Black, Sunset Orange
WaterproofYes, Splash proof, IPX4

 Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution64 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle (79° field-of-view), Primary Camera
2 MP f/3.3
2 MP f/2.4, Mono Camera
AutofocusYes
FlashYes, LED Flash
Image Resolution9000 x 7000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution32 MP f/2.4, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(2.74″ sensor size)
SensorExmor RS
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
1280×720 @ 30 fps

 Battery

Capacity4500 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Super VOOC, 33W: 31 % in 15 minutes
USB Type-CYes

 Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes, Up to 1 TB
Storage TypeUFS 2.2
USB OTGYes

 Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
SIM 24G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:AvailableEDGE:Available
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

 Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

 Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Fingerprint Sensor TypeOptical
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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Apple iPhone 11 review

Apple iPhone 11 review

In 2018, Apple introduced the iPhone XR as a “profitable” offer in the new iPhone series. We loved the XR, and even said it could be the best iPhone Apple has ever created. The continuation of the iPhone XR is the new iPhone 11, and Apple’s decision to bless this model with the name “iPhone 11” – and not to call it the iPhone 11R – says a lot about where the company is located. phone

So can this phone carry the heavy burden of being recognized as the iPhone 11? In fact, it could be. Satisfactory speed increase, dual camera installation and long battery life combine to make the iPhone 11 better than the XR. Given its relatively low price tag, it’s probably the best iPhone for most people right now.

Camera

The main feature of the iPhone 11 is its 12-megapixel dual camera installation. Apparently, Apple has deliberately decided to differentiate the camera with 2019 phones. The iPhone XR’s single camera is almost inconspicuous, and the curved design of the iPhone XS’s two cameras won’t make you think twice about what it looks like. But the iPhone 11’s dual camera catches your attention and shouts, “Smile! You’re on camera.”

Apple iPhone 11 review

The iPhone XR (left) has a single large camera. The iPhone 11 (right) has wide and ultra-wide cameras

The iPhone 11 has a wide camera like the iPhone XR, but the iPhone 11’s second camera is an ultra-wide camera that offers 2x magnification and allows you to capture more of the environment you’re shooting. These two cameras are also available on the iPhone 11 Pro, which adds a third telephoto camera to really enlarge.

Ultra wide, it’s a great addition that gives you more flexibility when taking photos. Fortunately, Apple makes it easy to switch between wide and ultra wide. When composing a frame in the camera program, the 1x button appears below the picture frame, ie a wide camera is used. When you touch this button, the phone switches to an ultra-wide camera and the 1x button turns into a 0.5x button. Tap the button again to go back. You also get a preview of what a 0.5x ultra-wide shot will look like when you’re in 1x camera view.

Apple iPhone 11 Images

In terms of real image quality, it creates beautiful images that look both wide and ultra wide. The colors are accurate and the cameras provide amazing detail and visual clarity. Of course, we said the same thing about previous iPhones, and this still applies to the iPhone 11. But the new Night Mode, exclusive to the iPhone 11 (and 11 Pro), is a complete rediscovery of Apple’s low-light photography game. If you are really looking for just one reason to buy a new iPhone, here it is. Night mode captures images taken in dark environments and uses software to detect details that would otherwise be lost.

Details on how to use night mode and how it works can be found in a separate article: Practical with night mode. The low light upgrade was available on Android phones and finally on the iPhone, and it works really well. Our sister publication PCWorld even found that Apple’s Night Mode is better than the Android version. Bottom line: a useful feature with excellent results

The only problem with the iPhone 11’s rear camera is the lack of optical zoom. Like the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 has only 5x digital magnification

In some cases, especially when you exceed the 2x digital magnification limit, you will get noticeable image noise, which causes an unpleasant photo. So, if you’re like me and use a lot of scale, you need to reconsider how you use it on the iPhone 11.

Apple iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 doesn’t have an optical zoom, but it does offer 5x digital zoom

Apple has finally upgraded the front-facing TrueDepth camera from a 7-megapixel camera that captures 1080p / 60 frames / s video to a 12-megapixel camera that captures video at 4K / 60 frames. The front camera can record slow motion video that did not exist before. So yes. Let’s see if Apple can make “slofies”?

A fast phone is faster

At the heart of the iPhone 11 is the A13 Bionic processor, the successor to the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XR. A12 Bionic is an impressive chip, so what does A13 Bionic do to keep up?

Gains with CPU performance are modest. In Geekbench 5 tests, the iPhone 11’s single-core CPU performance increased by 14 percent compared to the iPhone XR, and the multi-core CPU’s performance increased by 18 percent.

In terms of emphasizing the graphics performance of the iPhone, the iPhone 11 showed more impressive results than the iPhone XR.

In 3DMark’s Sling Shot test, the iPhone 11 was 29 percent faster in both the Sling Shot Extreme and Sling Shot Extreme Unlimited tests. In 3DMark’s Ice Storm Unlimited test, the iPhone 11 was 20 percent faster.

The numbers show an increase in performance, but does the iPhone 11 feel faster than the iPhone XR? is a must

In everyday use, the iPhone 11 opens faster, apps open faster, and graphics performance in games is noticeably smoother. This is especially true when comparing performance with the iPhone XS, which uses the same processor as the iPhone XR.

The iPhone 11 has the same processor as the iPhone 11 Pro, and the overall comparison results for these phones were consistent. So basically, you can get the same performance as the Pros on the iPhone 11 for a few hundred pounds / dollar less. If performance is most important to you, this is a value proposition that is hard to ignore.

Slightly longer battery life

Apple says the iPhone 11’s 3,046 mAh battery lasts up to an hour longer than the iPhone XR’s 2,942 mAh battery, and you can get up to 17 hours of video playback, 10 hours of video streaming, and 65 hours of audio playback. In particular, Apple no longer offers an estimate for what it calls “Talk Time (Wireless).” It was 25 hours for the iPhone XR, and we can calculate that you can go up to 26 hours on the iPhone 11. According to an Apple spokesman, the extension of battery life was achieved thanks to a combination of a larger battery, software and hardware. optimizations

We used the Geekbench 4 Battery Life test to measure battery life and compare it to other iPhones. Our test results showed that the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR have a similar battery life. In fact, in our tests, the iPhone 11 lasted only a few seconds longer than the iPhone XR.

Our Geekbench 4 Battery Life test performs tasks that require a processor (by darkening the screen) until the battery runs out, so this does not represent use in the real world. However, this is an effective way to constantly test different phones

During daily use, I did not have to charge the iPhone 11 until the end of the day. I think I’m a more demanding user than most, because I play Pokémon Go at work and on dog walks. On my hardest day (playing PoGo at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, watching my son play football, and navigating using Apple Maps), I ended the day with a 24 percent battery. Not bad at all

The biggest drawback in terms of battery life is the incoming charger. Apple still has a weak, slow 5-watt charger with a low-end iPhone model. For £ 29 / $ 29, you can buy Apple’s 18W USB-C Power Adapter – the same as the iPhone 11 Pro. Surprisingly, Apple did not include this charger in the base model. The iPhone 11 also supports wireless charging, but you’ll need to purchase a separate Qi wireless charger.

Design: Do not interfere with employees

Apple hasn’t changed much in terms of industrial design. The iPhone 11 is very similar to the iPhone XR with anodized aluminum edges, screen notch and glass back, available in black, green, purple, white, yellow and (Product) Red. This year, the application of color is different: Apple has decided to go with pastel shades, which are more subtle than the bright colors of the XR.

The frame of the iPhone 11 (right) is thicker than the frame of OLED phones such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max (left).

The iPhone 11 still has thicker black frames than OLED iPhones. And as long as this model continues to use LCD (a lower-cost part than the OLED in the Pro model), thicker frames will continue to prevent light leakage. Sorry, I did not consider the staff offensive. In fact, I didn’t pay attention to them until they pointed at me.

The most noticeable design change between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR (along with the colors and the stroke of the camera) is the placement of the Apple logo, which is now centered, not next to the camera.

According to rumors, one of the new features of the iPhone 11 will be a two-way wireless charging, with the Apple logo centered to indicate where users should place their devices. However, when the new iPhones were released, they were not included in the list of dual charging functions.

iPhone 11.

On the iPhone 11, Apple moved the logo to the center of the phone. The company has also removed the iPhone label

A less noticeable change is the iPhone 11’s improved water resistance, which now doubles the depth of the iPhone XR to 2 m in 30 minutes.

The design of the iPhone XR worked well, so Apple was wise to stay with it on the iPhone 11. Best of all, it doesn’t feel like a cheaper version of the iPhone 11 Pro. It feels good and firm to the touch and is easy to use. The frames may bother you, but you have to be very careful to find flaws in them.

Liquid Retina HD display

Another important feature that does not change is the screen. Apple is again using a 6.1-inch LCD, and the iPhone 11 Pro has OLED

The iPhone 11 display (Apple calls it the “Liquid Retina HD display”) is a Retina display with a resolution of 326 ppi, a contrast ratio of 1400 to 1 and a brightness of 625 nits. The iPhone 11 Pro’s Super Retina XDR display is rated at 458 ppi, has a contrast ratio of 2,000,000 to 1, and offers a brightness of 800 nits.

If you put the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro side by side, if you look closely enough, you can see the differences. The iPhone 11 Pro’s screen is brighter, the colors are a little more vibrant, the blacks are deeper, and the details look a little sharper.

Apple iPhone 11 review

The iPhone 11 uses the same beautiful-looking LCD as the iPhone XR

But no comparison iPhone 11’s screen looks great on its own Color quality Brightness and sharpness are satisfactory Yes OLED sets a high bar and no LCD can match But LCD still looks great

Decision

Apple won with the iPhone XR, and while its search book doesn’t need to be rewritten on mobile phones, it needs to do enough to be a worthy successor to the throne. The new iPhone 11 must fulfill this task. Mandatory changes to the camera that even one-year-old iPhone XR users will seriously consider improving.

In addition, the iPhone 11 starts at £729/$699 for the 64GB model, which is £20/$50 less than the starting price of the iPhone XR.

Apple has been widely criticized for its iPhone prices, so the company’s discount for the most affordable iPhone is very pleasing. This makes the iPhone 11 even more attractive, especially when comparing its price to £1,049/$999 64 GB iPhone 11. Pro or £1,149/$1,099 64 GB iPhone 11 Pro Max. (Apple still sells the iPhone XR for £629/$599.)

If you have an iPhone 8 or older model and have postponed the upgrade, now is the time to click on the trigger (or wait for the iPhone 12 a few weeks before the announcement) to enjoy dual camera installation and faster battery life. To have more fun with your photos, you’ll have to get used to the iPhone at night without switching from Home button and Touch ID to Face ID, but within a few days, gestures and Face ID quickly became a second character.

Read the iPhone purchase guide for more general advice

Apple iPhone 12 mini review

Apple iPhone 12 mini review

Our Decision

Little phone lovers rejoice! The Apple iPhone 12 mini is a pocket rocket that contains almost everything in a beautiful and compact box, from the usual flagship.

As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, Apple has released a “mini” version of the flagship, which Sony and Samsung stopped producing years ago. While most phones these days have a screen close to a 7-inch tablet, the 5.4-inch iPhone is becoming one of the most exciting phones of the 12th millennium.

Aside from the lack of small phone competition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest option in Apple’s 2020 series. It looks great, has the highest pixel density of any iPhone in history, offers the same cameras as the main flagship, and still gets MagSafe – with a little warning.

Oh and look at this amazing blue color! The best small phone you can buy

Design

The design part of the iPhone look is usually quite boring. You don’t really need to tell me what the new model looks like in general, because iPhones usually look the same.

The iPhone 12 series is a bit more the same, but not the same, and the Apple iPhone 12 mini is the device of choice in this area.

Apple used to make smaller phones – starting at 3.5 inches in the original release, but I mean the latest models like the SE – but so far the company hasn’t labeled the phone as a “mini” as a seal for the smaller iPad mini.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The 5.4-inch screen may not look “mini” compared to the classic 4.7-inch size of the original iPhone or even the latest iPhone SE, but it’s older, including Apple’s Home button and thick bezels on the front. It has a design. style. In fact, it is a larger phone, despite the smaller screen.

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is really compact compared to the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 6.7-inch Pro Max.

It’s really one of the smallest phones you can get right now, leaving the Pixel 4a behind, and it’s really the only truly compact phone out there. Those who want a phone that you can easily hold and use with one hand will love it.

The size also means it’s light – just 133g – so like me, if you support the weight in this way while holding the weight, you don’t normally have a tired pink finger.

In addition to making the phone incredibly small, Apple has revived the old design. In other words, the Apple iPhone 12 mini, like the other 12 models, is similar to the iPhone 5S and the first generation iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

In other words, it has very straight edges than the round gravel shape we have been accustomed to for many years. Apple did not say exactly why it returned to this style, but the Apple iPhone 12 mini looks great, as if the iPhone 5S was given makeup in 2020.

Apple offers an IP68 waterproof rating, and thankfully I didn’t throw the iPhone mini 12, but there is a Ceramic Shield on the front that aims to protect the screen (four times better drop performance than Apple). If you are interested, the glass rear frame is aluminum.

Apple iPhone 12 mini is available in different colors including Black, White, (Product) Red, Green and Blue. Introduced a new purple color at the 2021 Spring Event, where the company also announced the new iMac M1, iPad Pro M1 and AirTags.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

MagSafe

In addition to the new colors, Apple has revived something else, including this absolutely stunning dark blue model that I tested: MagSafe. This was previously used for MacBook chargers, so the cable was connected to the laptop magnet instead of pushing the male connector to the female port.

Although the smart system can pull the cable and make life easier without the risk of accidental damage, Apple has finally done it.

Well, the iPhone 12 is back for the series, if not for the lower charging port that still has the Lightning. It is used for a number of different accessories, including wireless chargers and boxes.

Apple iPhone 12 mini,

I just tried a silicone box, it didn’t really need a magnet, but my colleague David Price, editor of Macworld UK, says that the charger fits in place thanks to the magnets: “You don’t have to worry. already. placing your phone in a partially incorrect position on the charger ”and“ you can continue to use your phone wisely while charging wirelessly.

You can be sure that MagSafe works in official litigation and possibly in most third-party cases, and you can combine applications such as a built-in wallet to see if it’s a full-fledged business. Check out the best MagSafe accessories for iPhone 12

MagSafe on the Apple iPhone 12 mini has one drawback, then I’ll touch on the battery life section.

Screen

Historically, mini versions of larger phones have been reduced several times compared to their older siblings. This is not Apple’s business, so the iPhone mini continues to offer a Super Retina XDR display using 12 OLED technology.

The 5.4-inch, 2340×1080 image size shows that this phone has the highest pixel density ever seen on the iPhone – 476ppi, so there is nothing but clarity here. It has all the features: True Tone, HDR, Wide P3 color, Haptic Touch, etc.

If you’re dealing with a wider market, the downside is the high refresh rate. Budget phones may even have 90Hz, but Apple is still committed to the classic 60Hz. Unfortunately, but it is not the end of the world

It’s an amazing sight then, but it’s an important dimension. When you consider that it is only 0.1 inches smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, it depends on where you come from.

Apple iPhone 12 mini,.

Those who come from an old phone with a home button design will really notice a difference. Either the 8 Plus’s favorite models are almost the same size on a smaller chassis, or larger if you’re using a classic 4.7-inch iPhone.

You will have to get used to the lack of a Home button and therefore the transition to Face Identification and Gesture Control with the notch at the top of the screen. You will get used to everything faster than you think.

Anyone with a bigger phone – I’ve moved on from the iPhone X – will see it more closely, especially for things like typing on the keyboard. But you still get used to it and it’s a nice phone to use with one hand.

Of course, if you don’t have small hands, it’s not ideal for things like watching videos or playing games in landscape orientation. However, I was able to play my favorite Alto’s Odyssey without much difficulty, which was a bit awkward to keep compared to the iPhone X.

The fact is that to get 12 thousand, you need a small phone, and if so, the guy does it well. The iPhone 12 comes in 6.1 inches, so if you’re thinking about which one to buy, there’s a big difference.

Features and Performance

I don’t want to bore you with a lot of features here, as the phone is not a particularly interesting area. However, it should be noted that key components such as the screen have not been discarded compared to the iPhone 12.

Apple iPhone 12 mini,.

It doesn’t even have less RAM (4GB on Pro models goes up to 6GB), so the title is Apple A14 Bionic chip and 64, 128 and 256GB memory options. As always, choose wisely without the built-in microSD card slot

With Apple’s own silicone and software, there is very little to say other than the silky smooth performance you’d expect from a flagship iPhone. I saw 12 mini-fights with almost nothing in two weeks of use. If you want to flatter a little, here are the benchmark points.

The bigger news here is that the Apple iPhone 12 mini supports 5G networks. Great news if you are already planning 5G or will be doing it on this phone.

Cameras

Apple didn’t really pay attention to the mini, because the phone still has the same cameras as the usual 12 cameras. In short, this means normal and ultra wide dual 12Mp cameras. Pro models with telephoto lenses.

This is basically the same as the iPhone 11 nit. These days, it’s normal to see smaller improvements in this department. Again, it has many nice features, including optical image stabilization (OIS), aperture up to f / 1.6, a new 7-element lens, Smart HDR 3 and Deep Fusion.

iPhone 12 mini

Personally, I’m not worried about the lack of telephoto here, and I prefer ultra-wide photos. Both cameras perform very well in a variety of situations, providing detailed, vivid and vivid images.

Combined with the above software features, the device turns the phone into an excellent point and multiplier device. Ultra-wide-angle lens correction reduces the distortion of the eye that is common in this type of lens.

The most effective is the Night Mode, which can capture an impressive amount of detail in complete darkness. You can use it on both cameras, but it’s better to stick to the main sensor. Although you will have to hold the phone very still for a long exposure.

Some tiny niggles cover the way Portrait Mode is developed, but can sometimes still struggle. Thanks to Google’s program, the Pixel series has better examples that come to mind. In addition, I found the Apple iPhone 12 mini a bit difficult when it came to focusing on the macro level, and it took several attempts to fix it.

So the overall quality is excellent (including video up to 4K @ 60fps), but the camera app still worries me a bit. Major modifications, etc. Although easy to switch between, there is no parameter menu to change the video resolution or even turn on the network. All this must be done from the main phone settings menu, and there is no shortcut to it from the application.

Apple iPhone 12 mini review,
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini
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Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini

Cameras at this end of the market should be great, so it’s no surprise that Apple owns them. You won’t see much difference from the new iPhone, but it’s even 12,000 better than my iPhone X.

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Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is smaller, which limits the amount of battery that Apple can fit inside. So it’s not surprising that the company estimates the shortest battery life in 12 bands during 15 hours of video playback, or 10 years, if you broadcast the video in question.

However, according to Apple, you will get only two extra hours in the statistics before the iPhone 12.

During a real test, I saw that the Apple iPhone 12 mini can pass one day without much fuss. But that’s not the case for games and Netflix, and so on. without dealing with it. As I said before, if you’ve always wanted to do something like this, this isn’t really the phone for you.

As my colleague David Macworld said in his review, “We had a good subjective experience with the permanence of the mine. Not surprising, not terrible, just. ” and that’s something I can totally accept

apple iphone 12 mini Battery

Managing a reasonable day of use depends on what you expect here. The result of five hours and 42 minutes in the Geekbench 4 battery test is not very impressive

It should be noted that Apple no longer provides a charger for the iPhone, so now you will receive only one cable. This is for a good environmental purpose, but the obvious stupid thing here is that the cable is USB-C, so not all old iPhone chargers or others floating around are compatible.

I mentioned earlier that the 12 mini has one downside to the MagSafe, and that is the 12W charging limit that others can handle 15W. That’s not the biggest difference, and Apple still lags far behind Android in terms of fast charging.

With the official £ 39 MagSafe charger, you can get the Apple iPhone 12 mini from scratch to 35% in just 30 minutes. If you buy a 20 W power adapter for £ 19, you’ll be charging up to 50% faster with the cable in the same 30 minutes.

I connected the USB-C cable to the 15W Pixel charger without the included part and was able to reach exactly 50% in 30 minutes.

Software

You probably don’t need to talk much about iOS here, but version 14 brings some big changes worth noting.

In addition to being flawless and easy to use, Apple has added something I’ve always wanted on the iPhone: widgets. As someone who uses two phones, one Android and the other iPhone, the main reason I usually prefer Android is the widgets.

If this sounds familiar to you, these are small apps that run on the home screen, so you’re not limited to simple icons. They take up a variable amount of space and provide information without opening the specified programs.

It’s great, and there are countless things you can place around your home screen panels as you like. I especially like the “smart stacks” with a number of different pages that you can browse through, including weather, calendars, news, and music. Gone are the days when you had to open many different programs to get things done

Apple has also added an Application Library to view all your installed apps so you don’t have to store them alone or in folders on the home screen. The Program Library is found by swiping left and automatically categorizes programs

Price

As you can imagine, the iPhone 12 is the cheapest in the 2020 series, starting at £ 12,699 / $ 729. Then everything goes up to £ 50 / $ 50 for 128 GB and another £ 100 / $ 100 for 256 GB. You can order directly from Apple and from places like Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, John Lewis, Argos and Very.

This is a pretty good value in the iPhone world, and even compared to some Android phones, but if you consider the features you can get for half the price or less, this market has a better value.

The main competition is Google Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T and Samsung Galaxy S20.

However, there are very few small phones that come to mind, especially the Google Pixel 4a, and while budget isn’t an obstacle, folding phones like the Motorola Razr 5G and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip are pretty compact.

If you’re just looking at iPhones, the SE 2020 is another obvious choice for a smaller phone. It costs £ 399 and has a 4.7-inch screen

Take a look at our best iPhone guide and we have the best smartphone to see how it performs against Android competition.

12 mini.

Decision

There are very few things I don’t like about the Apple iPhone 12 mini (by mistake). In the world of typically large smartphones that are hard to store and use, it’s refreshing to see that Apple still offers something really compact for those who still want it.

For most people, the regular iPhone 12 is probably the best choice, but there will be many users who will be pleased with the small size of the mini.

While this saves you money by being the cheapest of the 12 product lines, there is virtually no discount as you get other features like the same display technology, processor, cameras and 5G support.

The small drawbacks are the lack of a charger in the box (currently there is only one cable) and the MagSafe wireless charger is a bit slower on this phone compared to others. Battery life is understandably shorter than other iPhone 12s, but charging is fast enough to charge you.

As always, there are cheaper Android alternatives – namely the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 – but none are as compact and luxurious as the Apple iPhone 12 mini.

If the price is right, this is the best small phone you can buy

Apple iPhone 12 Review

Apple iPhone 12 Review

Our Decision

Combining an updated design, Super Retina XDR OLED display, camera upgrades and excellent performance, the iPhone 12 is the iPhone most people should buy.

The iPhone 12 is not only a completely new design reminiscent of the much-loved iPhone 4, but also a big breakthrough for the iPhone series, which offers improved durability, Apple’s new ultra-detailed Super Retina XDR display, 5G connectivity and an improved camera. Makes it more difficult than ever to justify the additional cost of upgrades to Pro models

Simply put, the iPhone 12 is the only iPhone you’ll need, and it’s also available in new shades of purple.

Design And Build

The angular design is striking, and it’s great to see the iPhone 4 return to the iPhone as a fan of industrial design. Again, getting is a different experience; Although the edges are slightly curved, they are sharper than curved smartphones, but the iPhone 12 on the side is safer than the curved alternative and is less likely to slip out of my hand when using it.

Apple iPhone 12

There are several improvements compared to the design of the iPhone 4. The most striking is the screen, which fits perfectly into the aluminum frame without any gaps and bumps, and this also applies to the back. It’s also 11% thinner than last year’s selection, with slightly thinner frames and a smaller overall ground trace without affecting screen size.

This siphon 6.1-inch screen is surrounded by what Apple calls the Ceramic Shield. The company, along with Corning, the company behind ultra-durable Gorilla Glass, offered a glass screen filled with nano-ceramic crystals to make it harder and less prone to breakage. This is a completely new production process typical of the iPhone 12 series, and Apple seems very confident in its capabilities.

In fact, Apple claims that the iPhone 12, complete with a Ceramic Shield and a new aluminum frame, offers a 4x improvement in drop performance compared to the iPhone 11. this is the name of the drop test, but it means less visits to the Apple Store to replace your cracked screen. It is not necessarily resistant to falling, and in any case will be fragmented by a significant impact.

iPhone 12

However, it is important to note that scratch protection is not included, although Ceramic Shield offers improvements in drop resistance. In fact, it is prone to scratches like its predecessor, and after a week of use, my review sample already has a fine scratch, so this is not the perfect replacement for the glass screen protector that many are hoping for.

It should be noted that although the front of the iPhone 12 has a Ceramic Shield, this does not apply to the rear window. This industrial design provides twice as little durability as last year’s iPhone, but it’s the same glass, so if you drop the iPhone, your screen may not break, but the back of the glass has a chance of breaking.

Still, if you’re brave enough to use the iPhone 12 without the box, this should at least give you some comfort.

The IP68 rating has been improved with the iPhone 12, although it is technically no different from the iPhone 11. Apple claims that the newest iPhone can live up to 6 meters in water for 30 minutes before it starts leaking. components. This is a very convenient use, but it means that the iPhone will survive daily water damage.

Apple iPhone 12 Review.

With the Blue, Product Red, Green, Black and White options available on the standard iPhone 12, and after the Spring Loaded event in April 2021, there are many colors to choose from this time as well. a beautiful shade of purple

Wait, where did the charger go?

You can see that the packaging of the iPhone 12 is much thinner than before, and this is why Apple has decided to abandon the charger and EarPods this time. Referring to this during the announcement of the iPhone 12, Apple stressed that there are millions of chargers and EarPods in circulation and do not want to contribute to it, and it is still meaningful on paper.

The problem is that Apple also decided to ship the iPhone 12 with a Lightning to USB-C cable, replacing the USB-A cable shipped in previous years, and immediately restoring the millions of charging bricks cited in the ad.

Apple only shipped USB-C chargers with pretty new products like the iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Pro and iPad Air; Nearby USB-C plugs continue to contribute to the problem of filling the environment brick

So while the idea is commendable, its implementation is deeply flawed and can be frustrating for most new iPhone owners.

Display

One of the biggest improvements of the iPhone 11 is the display, which is immediately noticeable when you turn on the smartphone for the first time. In previous years, the standard iPhone came with a standard LCD display, while its Pro counterparts had a superior OLED display, and historically this was a big reason to pay extra for Pro models.

Apple iPhone 12.

But with Android smartphones boasting not only flagships but also OLED displays, this is a trend that Apple will not be able to sustain if it wants to remain competitive in the wider smartphone market. However, Apple has decided to distribute a completely new Super Retina XDR display in the entire iPhone 12 series, and this is definitely a beauty.

At the center of the Super Retina XDR display is a special OLED panel that provides an impressive 2,000,000: 1 ratio for blacks and a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits when viewing HDR content. The main feature of the OLED panel is the black color it shows; they are deep and dark, in stark contrast to the blacks that appear almost gray on LCDs, and this is even more noticeable when using iOS 14’s Dark Mode.

It also supports HDR10 playback with Dolby Vision support, and while Dolby Vision content is currently limited, the iPhone 12‘s ability to record Dolby Vision HDR video should increase the amount of content available in the coming months.

Switching from LCD to OLED is not just a step, as the iPhone 12‘s 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display offers twice the pixel capacity of the iPhone 11, which means a noticeable improvement in overall details. The text is clearer than ever, and it’s a story similar to photos, videos, and graphics in high-end mobile games like Call of Duty Mobile. Note that the iPhone 11 has a resolution of 1792 x 828, and the iPhone 12 has a resolution of 2532 x 1170.

iPhone 12.

While the Super Retina XDR display is an excellent update in many ways, it still has a notch at the top of the screen. As of all iPhones that have activated Face ID up to this point, it’s not thinner or narrower than previous generations, and you won’t notice it during the days you use it.

There is also an elephant in the room; The Android competition, which is still limited to 60Hz, continues at full speed with 90Hz, 120Hz and even 144Hz displays. This isn’t a big downside for iPhone users, as many haven’t used the 120Hz ProMotion technology found in the iPad Pro series, but it will make it harder to attract an Android user with access to a high-speed update screen.

It’s hard to let go of the oily smoothness of a screen with a high refresh rate after practice, but given the battery performance of the iPhone 12 (I’ll explain this in more detail below), I’m not surprised that it doesn’t break. . this year. But hey, next year is always there, isn’t it?

Regardless of the speed of the update, the iPhone 12‘s Super XDR OLED display is phenomenal and may even be enough to motivate iPhone 11 owners to upgrade.

MagSafe for iPhone

Remember your favorite MagSafe technology from the MacBook line? Apple has revived the technology for the iPhone, this time offering a new way to use iPhone accessories using built-in magnets.

On the back of the iPhone 12, you’ll find a circular magnet enclosing a wireless charging coil mounted under the glass, complemented by an NFC chip and smart enough technology to detect not only whether the accessory is magnetically connected, but also which accessory is connected. which depends on the accessory. it is the same. It’s not a new concept – Motorola’s Moto Mods are definitely ahead of their time and there are many third-party cases with magnetic accessories – but integration with the iPhone and iOS opens up a whole new world of choices.

Apple iPhone 12,

With Apple shipping the MagSafe charger, MagSafe wallet accessory and a bunch of MagSafe boxes, offering compatibility with accessories while protecting your iPhone, the offer is limited during the presentation, but it will expand in the coming months, such as third-party retail sales. et. put on your thinking hats

Although the MagSafe charger included for review is larger and housed in an aluminum frame, it is no different from the wireless charger included in the Apple Watch. It works the same way; The charger sits next to the Apple logo on the back of the smartphone and charges faster at 15 watts than standard Qi wireless charging.

The important thing is that once connected to the mains, the charger is securely in place and will not move unless it is pulled with a certain force. This eliminates the difficulty of finding the sweet spot when using standard wireless chargers, and you can be sure that it will not slip and will not cut off the charge even in the middle of the night.

However, this is not the same experience as a standard wireless charging pad where you will have to remove the charging disc from the back, and is this really different from unplugging the iPhone from a wired outlet? charger? Again, this is great technology, and the use of MagSafe will expand in new and exciting ways over the months.

Performance and battery life

At the heart of the iPhone 12, you’ll find Apple’s new A14 Bionic chipset, one of the first in the smartphone market to be built on a 5nm process to provide not only improved performance, but also increased energy efficiency. Last year’s A13 Bionic was one of the strongest on the market, and I expect it to be the same for the A14 Bionic next year; The iPhone 12 can handle everything I throw at it. sweat

There’s no stuttering or delay when browsing media-loaded apps like Twitter, games run flawlessly despite the iPhone 12‘s proposed resolution increase, and video exports are also fast. This is supported by our tests, the iPhone 12‘s GPU benchmark results are limited due to the iPhone 12‘s inclusion in the standard 60Hz display, but it outperforms most of Android’s competition in CPU tests.

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It’s not just about speed; The A14 Bionic offers a massive 80% increase in Neuron Engine performance by switching from an 8-core design to a 16-core design to perform 11 trillion operations per second. It’s not something you’ll notice right away, but the increasing machine learning capabilities found in the A14 Bionic reinforce some of the camera improvements it offers – but more on that later.

When it comes to battery life for the iPhone series, Apple has come a long way in the last few years; In my experience, the iPhone 11 Pro Max can last more than a day with a single charge with average use. This isn’t something you’ll get from an iPhone 12 with a smaller battery than the 11 Pro Max, but it’s similar to what you’ll get from a standard iPhone 11. Interestingly, Apple actually offers a slightly worse battery – 17 hours of video playback compared to last year’s 18 hours – but that’s hardly noticeable in everyday use.

iPhone 12,

In general, the iPhone 12 can last a day without the need to add, but it will largely depend on what you are doing and connecting to battery-powered 5G networks. I’m comfortable writing, tweeting and calling, but more energy-intensive operations like FaceTime video and battery are running out pretty quickly.

While this is good for the iPhone, it’s worth noting that it’s not as big as its Android competitor, and it has proven itself by our criteria. The iPhone 12 was able to last 6 hours and 36 minutes during our battery test, leaving the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, which lasted more than 14 hours in the test, miles behind.

Without a charger in the box, the filling speed will depend very much on the strength of the filling brick you use. If possible, it’s worth investing in Apple’s USB-C charger, which offers the maximum possible 18W charging speed on the iPhone 12, but any USB-C charger should do the job.

5G is coming to the iPhone

Of course, I can’t go without mentioning the iPhone 12, one of the most important features of this year’s iteration, 5G. The iPhone 12 is the first Apple product to support 5G, and in the true Apple style, the company has done its best to integrate the improved connection into the iPhone’s hardware and software.

One of the key areas Apple was willing to focus on was compliance; The iPhone 12 offered compatibility with the 5G range more than most of its competitors through custom-made 5G components; This meant that you should be able to access 5G in most countries of the world. country of purchase only. Even the lightning speed really has support for the new generation mmWave 5G connection, but it is limited to certain cities in the US …

The improvements offered by 5G cannot be underestimated, with a massive increase in download and upload speeds, improved latency, and less network density that could create a cycle of cloud games on the road. Busy signal areas such as football matches or concerts are so connected, but not yet available everywhere

Apple iPhone 12,.

In the UK, at least, 5G connectivity is limited to large cities and has yet to be implemented in rural areas where you will benefit the most from ultra-fast connectivity, but as 5G coverage expands, it’s an excellent choice. the future. the next few years

5G connection not only takes up space in the smartphone due to more components, but also puts a price on battery life. Apple was well aware of this and added a new Smart Data mode to iOS 14 to fix the problem, allowing the smartphone to automatically switch between 4G and 5G connections as needed.

For example, if you’re watching a movie on Netflix, you’ll get all the effects of a 5G connection, but leave it to 4G when you’re in your pocket to save battery life. This is a small feature, but overall it is one of the many automatic time-saving features that improve the iPhone experience.

Camera

You will be forgiven for assuming that the iPhone 12 has the same camera structure as the iPhone 11, because not much has changed on the surface. It still has a 12Mp wide main camera and a 12Mp ultra wide camera, but the former has an improved f / 1.6 aperture and a new 7-element lens to further enhance low-light photography.

Apple iPhone 12

This is true for most parts; Pictures taken using the main rear camera are bright, detailed and vivid, with excellent color reproduction and a noticeable improvement in performance in low light compared to the iPhone 11. Features supported by various software are offered

At 120 degrees, the device may not have changed from last year, but this does not mean that there are no improvements in the offer. The most notable is the automatic objective correction, which aims to reduce the distortion of the fish’s eye on the edges of images taken in ultra-wide frames and give the frames a more natural look.

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More importantly, images taken in wide and ultra-wide ideal conditions are not so different, only the ultra-wide main lens can capture 4 times more scenes. The colors often match, which means that it is not immediately clear which lens is used, and this is not the case with many alternatives. In low light conditions, it is slightly muddy due to the relatively low f / 2.4 aperture.

One of the most interesting features of the iPhone 11 was Night Mode, and Apple has strengthened its capabilities on the iPhone 12. Thanks to the improved main lens, I not only see improvements in the overall quality and amount of light captured, but now I have the opportunity to use ultra-wide and forward-facing selfie cameras.

The results from the main sensor are sometimes surprising, capturing more than you can see with your own eyes, taking a photo of the garden at night and showing it as if it was taken at dusk. You need to choose the right frame and keep your phone still for 15 seconds for the best quality, but really impressive night shots are possible on the iPhone 12.

iPhone 12

This is definitely the best on the main sensor. Images often lack the detail and clarity of images taken with the main snapper, although you can use Night Mode on Ultrawide, which makes a noticeable difference in the amount of light taken compared to standard shooting. This is one of the most important areas where lens performance differs.

For best results, I recommend investing in a cheap smartphone tripod, because if you choose a tripod, you also have the option to shoot a Night Mode Timelapse video, another new feature of the iPhone 12.

Aside from night mode, the iPhone 12 features Apple’s new Smart HDR 3 technology, which uses A14 Bionic’s machine learning features to detect and understand scenes and adjust shooting accordingly. This can be in the form of highlighting the object in the foreground in a backlit frame, or drawing details in landscape photography, both in the sky and on land. The end result is detail in shots taken in both bright and dark places, often in difficult lighting conditions.

Deep Fusion is another reason why pictures taken on the iPhone look so detailed. Introduced on the iPhone 11 Pro last year, Deep Fusion uses machine learning to adjust the lighting without losing detail and sharpen the image on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and it works effectively and makes the images truly stunning.

If you’re fast enough with the camera preview, you can see the beginning and the end of the iPhone as it works, which helps show how different the software is.

The front-facing 12Mp snapper remains different from the iPhone 11, complemented by the same f / 2.2 aperture and the ability to digitally switch between single lens and wide and ultra wide modes, but the added Night Mode support brings a little more light to selfies dark environments

Apple iPhone 12 Review

Undoubtedly, the best feature of the front camera is Portrait mode, because despite no changes in the device, the iPhone 12 better distinguishes the background from the subject, and there are significantly less blurred spots around the subject of the image – even difficult hair. contours

Also, the iPhone 12 series has improvements in video presentation with standard 4K @ 60fps and 240fps @ 1080p slow motion recording capabilities, as well as the ability to shoot on the road with 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR.

Especially when the Super XDR display is combined with Dolby Vision support, it provides a noticeable improvement in videos taken on the iPhone, but that’s not a reason for the average consumer to buy it. The difference is not so surprising, and more importantly, you are limited to 30 frames / s on a standard iPhone 12 – you will have to go to the iPhone 12 Pro for smooth 60 frames / s HDR recording.

In general, the iPhone 12 camera system can be improved more than the redesign, but I think there are a lot of improvements here – especially in low light conditions – fans will enjoy it.

Evaluation and availability

The iPhone 12 will be available for purchase after it goes on sale on October 23, 2020. You can get it directly from Apple, along with big retailers like Amazon in the UK and John Lewis in the UK and Amazon in the US, but those looking will have to wait a little longer for the smaller iPhone 12 mini. Pre-orders can be made until November 6.

The iPhone 12 will give you back £ 799 / $ 799, an increase of £ 70 / $ 100 over the iPhone 11 line. Most likely, this is due in part to the high-priced 5G connection, but more than the fact that the iPhone 12 Mini mentioned above has the original price of £ 699 / $ 699 for the iPhone 11. It has 64 GB of memory and you will have to pay more for 128 or 126 GB of memory

Take a look at our best iPhone guide to see how the iPhone 12 compares to the rest of the iPhone series, and we have the best smartphone to see how it performs against Android competition.

iPhone 12,

Decision

The iPhone 12 represents a leap forward for the iPhone, not only in terms of design, but also in terms of functionality. It can take a while to get used to the phone’s industrial angle design, but it has its appeal and is safer than the sharper alternatives. The combination of glass and aluminum is spectacular, and the variety of vibrant color choices means there is something for everyone.

It is also the first standard iPhone to have the same screen as its Pro counterparts, as the iPhone 12 has the same Super Retina XDR screen as the iPhone 12 Pro models. The transition from last year’s iPhone’s LCD technology to ultra-superior OLED technology, which has brighter colors and deeper blacks than its predecessor, is a significant improvement, but lacks the high refresh rate of many Android competitors.

The 5G connection is also a big plus for the iPhone 12, and finally, it allows iPhone fans to switch to the 5G that Android fans have been enjoying for a while where 5G is. MagSafe, in my opinion, is exciting, offering a new way for accessories to connect and connect to the iPhone, even if charging MagSafe is as easy as connecting it to a network.

Then there are various camera improvements, including a new 7-element lens and an improved f / 1.6 aperture of the main sensor on the back, resulting in improved performance in low light and generally more detailed images. You have the option to use Night Mode on any iPhone 12 camera, not just the main rear camera, and Dolby Vision HDR video recording is also available, albeit at 30 frames per second.

There’s a lot to love about the iPhone 12, and it’s hard to justify the £ 200 / $ 200 price increase because it has so many similarities to the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 is currently the iPhone for most people

Oppo F21 Pro Series Coming Soon With Unique Back Covers

Oppo F21 Pro Presents Official Image Design

Oppo is expected to unveil the F21 Pro on April 12 and has now announced the official design of the phone.

The company announced that the phone will be available in Sunset Orange and Cosmic Black. The first has a Fiberglass-Leather design, which is “double as a frameless battery cover to make the phone thin, light and durable.” The main material of the smartphone is waterproof, abrasion-resistant and luxurious lychee grain leather.

The company has fine-tuned artificial leather by increasing its temperature resistance, making it waterproof and providing heavy abrasion resistance.

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The leather-like material has been subjected to severe stress tests using alcohol, rubber erasers and denim scraps to ensure reliability and durability.

Space Black uses the company’s Glow design with bright elements.

Oppo F21 Pro

Specification Details

Oppo announced that the Sunset Orange is only 7.54 mm and the Cosmic Black is 7.49 mm. Both have a 2.5D glass screen and weigh 175 grams.

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Rumor has it that the F21 Pro 4G is similar to the Reno7 4G equipped with a Snapdragon 680 SoC. The phone will have a 6.43-inch FHD + AMOLED display and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In terms of software, it will run ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 11, equipped with a 4500 mAh battery with 33 W charging.

The phone will be equipped with a triple camera with 64-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth camera. Incoming notifications, calls, etc. of users. An orbital light can also be seen around one of the camera sensors that warns you. Selfie shooter will have a 32-megapixel lens

The F21 Pro 4G will retail at $ 290 and the F21 Pro 5G at $342.