Gone are the days when you need to buy a smart TV for the latest movies, or TV series when you already have a monitor in your home. The advanced technology is extending the sphere of media streaming devices which can transform your computer monitor or ordinary TV into a smart TV. If you own such a device, you do not need to rely on the specified resources of your TV channels anymore. Xiaomi Mi TV stick is such an amazing gift of technology that can make your leisure moments more enjoyable. Stay with us to know more about this device!
TV stick is one kind of media streaming device which you can plug into a desktop monitor or usual HD TV to access a wide collection of movies, TV series, apps, games, etc. This device serves as a big pen drive. Depending on the manufacturing brands, TV sticks are equipped with efficient RAM capacity, quad-core processor, and speedy Wi-Fi mechanism. The standard TV sticks are usually accompanied by a voice remote offering spoken language support for customers. In this article, we are going to review Xiaomi Mi TV Stick.
Xiaomi Launches Mi TV Stick on July 15, 2020. In the box, you will get a Mi TV stick, a Remote Control, a Power Adapter, and a user manual. Let’s see what it offers.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick plays the role of android phone without any screen. When you connect this device to any monitor or conventional HD TV through an HDMI port, then this device gets a screen for displaying the streaming contents. You can control this TV stick through the provided remote control. In addition to using multiple apps and streaming services, Mi TV Stick offers you some bonus features like Google Assistant and Chromecast.
Mi TV Stick is equipped with a quad-core processor. This device features 1GB of RAM paired with 8GB of internal memory. Though in today’s world, this amount of RAM capacity seems inadequate, still this MI Stick is capable of holding a range of apps downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The Mi TV Stick device runs on the Google Android TV 9 Pie operating system (OS). Supporting the Google Play Store, this OS is compatible with more than 5,000 apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, etc. What is more? This streaming device is equipped with Xiaomi’s Patchwall User Interface (UI) on top of Google’s Android TV OS. What else you need?
‘Google Chromecast’ is a plug-n-play device used with a monitor or TV in order to get faster and easier access to diverse streaming services, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Google Play, etc. This technology allows you to stream video content from multiple sources to directly your monitor or TV. By virtue of Chromecast, You can easily share your laptop or Smartphone screen right onto your TV.
Xiaomi deserves to applaud for programming Mi TV stick’s remote with built-in Google Chromecast technology. Furthermore, the Mi TV stick is designed to stream media contents in full HD resolution at 60fps. Google Chromecast Digital HD Media Streamer 2nd Gen costs about BDT 3700. The most astonishing fact is, when you buy the Xiaomi Mi TV stick, you get this feature free of cost.
Have you ever dreamed to live a life when technology would make things happen at your voice commands? Well, your dream is about to become a reality. ‘Google Assistant’ technology offers a bunch of features including voice commands, voice-activated device control, voice searching, etc. These features can assist you to carry out certain numbers of tasks according to your voice command. Google Home Mini Wireless Smart Voice Assistant Speaker costs about BDT 3500. What if you get this service free of cost?
Thanks to Xiaomi for providing Google Assistant technology in their latest Xiaomi Mi TV stick. Pressing the ‘Google Assistant’ button on the provided Remote Control, you can make conversational interactions with the main TV stick device. Unlike the other Remote Controls, this device works on blue tooth technology. Via this mind-blowing technology, the Mi TV stick’s Remote Control can not only turn your ordinary Monitor or HD TV into a smart TV; but also search and display the precise streaming contents as per your voice command.
If you want to enjoy the facilities of a Mi TV box, but looking for a more portable and compact device in a lower price range, then go for the Mi TV stick. Weighing 28.5g, this device appears highly portable. Moreover, compact shape with sleek design (92.4mm x 30.2mm x 15.2mm) makes this device easy to store even in your pocket. Whether you are traveling outside home or working in office, you can always carry this device without much effort.
Mi TV Stick features a simple plug-n-play design. All you need to do is to connect this device to the HDMI Port of your Monitor or TV. You can easily recharge this TV stick with the provided Power Adapter. It requires only 1-amp 5-volt power supply, which can be easily fed through a power bank or main port. However, if you want to use an additional mouse or keyboard with the Mi TV stick, apply Bluetooth devices.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick (Global Version) is available at BDT 4200 in Bangladesh. The price may change depending upon company policy.
Who does not want to buy a trendy Smartphone without breaking the bank? Realme smartphones have got huge popularity among the young generation for offering advanced features under a reasonable price range. On 22 July 2020, Realme has officially released Realme 6 in Bangladesh. Let’s see whether it can surpass users’ expectations.
Like some predecessor models, Realme 6 features plastic built frame and backside. Its plastic matt finish looks trendy, but in this budget, users would expect glass-built design. Weighing 191g, this phone will not feel too heavy. Though not very slim (6.38 x 2.94 x 0.35 inch), you can easily grip this gadget by one hand. Its weight balance distribution is praise-worthy.
The shiny backside of Realme 6 is magnificent, but it can easily hold fingerprints unless you apply the provided TPU case. On the rear side, the camera section feels a bit bumpy. This Smartphone has a punch-holed front camera, on the left corner of its front screen. You will find symmetrical bezels on each side featuring a ~84.1% screen-to-body ratio. However, Realme 6 lacks a notification LED.
In this phone, the fingerprint sensor has been cleverly synchronized with the power button. With proper positioning and fast response, this physical sensor has made Realme 6 more user-friendly. This Smartphone carries a 3.5mm earphone jack port. Its bottom-firing loudspeaker performs well. However, the sound quality of the earpiece is a bit loud. Moreover, Realme 6 carries a triple-slot tray for dual SIM and a MicroSD card.
Providing 6.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch-screen full HD display in the latest 6 model, Realme has maintained their standard. Realme 6 has mounted over the ancestor 6i model with its awesome resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels at 20:9 ratios) power and superb picture density (~405 PPI).
The corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection might seem a little backdated as competitors like Samsung Galaxy M31 is offering Gorilla Glass 5. Realme 6 model features 480 nits type brightness. In outdoor, its display seems less bright. However, the overall color contrast, sharpness, and saturation are quite satisfactory.
Now, what makes Realme 6 a trend-setter Budget Smartphone? Certainly, its 90Hz refresh rate makes the winning deal. Thanks to Realme for introducing standard refresh rate to the users who cannot afford the flagship smartphones.
Though Realme 6 is a budget Smartphone, the manufacturer did not compromise in its camera features. Its primary rear camera is blessed with a 64 MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor built by Samsung. In ample daylight situations, this huge lens (f/1.8, 26mm wide, 1/1.72-inch, 0.8µm) can take decent captures with good color contrast and nice detailing. By default, this lens can take 16MP photos, but changing the settings you can utilize a full 64MP resolution.
Furthermore, the Chroma Boost feature is a windfall for those people who prefer directly uploading photos on social media without much editing. However, the dynamic range could have been better. Unlike the imposed eye-pleasing color tone delivered by the predecessor models, Realme 6 displays natural color. Realme truly deserves praise for this advancement in the camera section.
Its rear camera series is enriched with a 119-degree ultra-wide 8MP (f/2.3, 13mm, 1/4.0-inch, 1.12µm) sensor. The long-distance shots offer great color contrast with rich detailing. It has a 2MP macro sensor with a 2MP portrait or depth sensor. Applying some photographic skills, you can take nice portraits with good edges.
Overall, the picture quality of Realme 6 is great. It can compete with the pricier competitor Redmi Note 9 pro. But the low-light-captures may display some noise. If you want to shoot in low light situations, do not forget to utilize the ‘Night Mode’ feature to pick up the image quality. The primary rear camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. But if you want the stabilization mode, choose the 1080p@30fps. You can also take a slo-mo video at 1080p@120fps.
Like Realme 6i, the 6 version presents a 16MP (f/2.0, 26mm wide, 1/3.06", 1.0µm) selfie camera. Its default beautification feature can smoothen the photos up to some extent. You can take portraits by the front camera at 8MP resolution.
Realme 6’s brain is built with an Octa-core processor fabricated at 12nm technology. Among the eight cores, two are high performing A76 featuring 2.05 GHz clock speed, and the rest 6 are A55 with clock speed of 2.0 GHz. Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset makes this Smartphone compatible with diverse gaming software. What is more? Realme 6 is equipped with gaming-centric SoC (System-on-a-Chip) technology, which will provide an added advantage in smooth gaming.
Though some other smartphones (like Redmi Note 8 Pro) built with G90T chipset experienced a heating issue, Realme has overcome this problem through a successful update. Furthermore, Realme 6 is blessed with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU which offers superb graphics. You can play PUBG and other high demanding games at 50 to 60fps without experiencing significant frame drop.
The official Realme 6 Smartphone is available in only one variant (8GB/128GB) in Bangladesh. You may know that the higher RAM capacity a Smartphone has the greater performance it does offer. And, the 128GB internal memory space can serve you like a mini-computer. What is more? Realme 6 is equipped with UFS 2.1 technology, which features swift data transfer speed than the traditional eMMc technology.
Realme 6 runs on Android 10 Realme UI. Experts say that Realme UI requires further optimization to reach the level of MIUI. But do not worry! Supported by the 90HZ refresh rate, Realme UI can deliver butter-smooth experience while navigating, swiping, or viewing animations. Though Realme UI tends to put heavy pressure on the RAM, the 6 model’s 8GB RAM can smartly cope up with this issue.
Realme 6 is provided with a 4300mAh battery which is a slight downgrade from 6i’s 5000 mAh power support. However, the latest 6 version out wins the ancestor 6i’s 18W charger by virtue of 30W fast charging. It takes less than one hour to fully recharge this Smartphone. This exclusive feature makes Realme 6, the mid-range Smartphone king!
If used moderately, Realme 6 can easily stay alive for about one day on a single charging session. The gamers can get 5h screen time at ‘standard’ mode. However, you can get longer battery support by setting the refresh rate at 60Hz. Enabling the ‘performance’ mode; you can play games at 60Hz with less stuttering.
The Realme 6 (8GB/128GB) official Smartphone is available for BDT 22,990 in Bangladesh. Considering its overall configuration and performance, the price tag does not seem exorbitant.
Smartphone is more than a mere communication gadget. With the advancement of technology, Smartphone has replaced many tools without which you could have hardly imagined your life a few years back. The versatile applications of Smartphone have saved you from buying several gadgets, like camera, MP3, TV, typewriter, etc. In the flagship smartphones, the manufacturers try to offer the quintessence combination of latest technology, user-friendly design, and aesthetics. Not to mention, Flagship smartphone will cost you a fortune, but the gains are equally breathtaking. Stay with us to know about the best Flagship Smartphones available in 2020.
Released on September 20, 2019, iPhone 11 Pro Max declares the grandeur of Apple once again. Its 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display will blow up your mind. By virtue of its awesome resolution (1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio with ~458 ppi density) capacity, your movie time would be more enjoyable. Its 120 HZ touch-sensing screen will certainly make you a break up with your current smartphone.
Built with stainless steel frame, Apple iPhone 11 Pro max features a sturdy construction. Weighing 226gm, this Smartphone might feel a little heavier. But Apple’s clever design (dimensions 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 in) has made 11 Pro Max surprisingly slim. With 4GB RAM capacity, its internal memory ranges from 64GB to 512GB, depending upon variants.
This Apple smartphone is equipped with Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) chipset and Apple GPU (4-core graphics). However, its triple rear camera features (12MP+12MP+12MP) and battery power (3969 mAh battery) might seem less attractive, as the mid-range Smartphones are offering similar configuration nowadays. Owning this Smartphone you can enjoy varieties of apps from Apple store.
Microsoft Office 365 support can make this gadget handy for professional use. Apple boasts enhanced security features in iPhone 11 Pro Max. What is more? The smart accessibility and settings have made this Smartphone highly user-friendly for people with low-vision or less accurate motor function. iPhone 11 Pro Max (64/4GB) is available at BDT 139,999 in Bangladesh.
18 February 2020, Xiaomi Mi 10 pro entered the market with a bunch of elite features. If you prefer display quality over any other feature, Mi 10 Pro is the one. Its mind blowing ‘Super AMOLED’ display can offer you terrific visual experience without draining battery life.
Its resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio with ~386 ppi density) capacity is average. Mi 10 Pro’s 6.5-inch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Though its 90 Hz fresh rate falls behind iPhone 11 Pro Max (120Hz), this configuration is also comfortable for regular use.
If you are a heavy gamer, Mi 10 Pro’s heavy duty processor (Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, 7 nm+) and graphic unit (Adreno 650 GPU) can make this gadget the right choice for you. Besides gaming, Mi 10 pro rocks on camera features! Thanks to Xiaomi for enriching this Smartphone with versatile quadruple rear camera (108MP+12MP+8MP+20MP) setting.
Mi 10 Pro steals the show with its sleek body (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.35 in) with ~89.8% screen-to-body ratio. This smartphone is built with aluminum frame which assures durability with elegance. Mi 10 pro is available in several variants. Its RAM capacity ranges from 8GB to 12GB and memory from 256GB to 512GB.
This Smartphone carries 4500mAh battery which we have seen in the contemporary smartphones. But its 50W fast-charging features out wins the competitor flagship smartphones. The unofficial price of Mi 10 Pro (8/256 GB) is about BDT 94,500 in Bangladesh.
Samsung released their flagship Smartphone S20 Ultra on March 15, 2020. Its 6.9-inch display (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio) is blessing for those people, who are looking for a Smartphone with a massive display. Samsung Smartphones are praised for their exclusive display quality. S20 Ultra holds this legacy with its Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen protected by Gorilla glass 6.
Its outstanding resolution (1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio with ~511 ppi density) power has thrown a challenge to iPhone 11 Pro Max. With its huge 128GB internal memory backed up by 12GB RAM, S20 Ultra is about to replace your laptop. What is more? S20 Ultra features 120 Hz fresh rate. Though bearing a bigger screen its size (6.57 x 2.99 x 0.35 in) is manageable.
What makes S20 Ultra exclusive from other flagship smartphones, is its ground breaking camera features (108MP+48+12MP) with 8K video recording capacity. However, for gaming purpose this Smartphone is equally efficient by virtue of its Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) processor with Adreno 650 GPU. You can hardly find such a brilliant configuration in other flagship smartphones.
Though 5000mAh battery makes this gadget a bit heavy (220g), but greater screen time with 45W fast charger will make you forget this issue. Whether you are a gamer or photographer, S20 Ultra is ready to steal your dream. In Bangladesh, S20 Ultra (5G/128 GB) costs for BDT 129,999.
Xiaomi, global technology leader announced the release of Redmi 9A in Bangladesh on Thursday.
After launching Redmi 9 earlier this month, this is the second smartphone in the series to have been introduced in the country, said a press release.
As an entry level smartphone, the device touts a powerful chipset and premium features.
This brand-new smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53″ Dot Drop display for an immersive viewing experience.
It also comes with a 5,000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more and enjoy more on their phone.
Redmi 9A features the MediaTek Helio G25, an octa-core gaming chipset, which allows for a smooth day-to-day operating experience.
It also sports the AI-optimized 13MP rear camera that can quickly and easily capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations along with a 5MP front camera.
Smartphone is no more a luxury; rather it has become a part of our daily life. Nowadays, you can find Smartphone devices built by diverse local and international brands. Their lucrative advertisements often make people confused. Many buyers cannot understand what to look for in a Smartphone, which ultimately wastes their money. Read this article to get some tips to buy the best Smartphone in 2020.
What kind of display you are looking for, HD or FHD? The term HD refers to pixel measurement of 1280 x 720 pixels. On the other hand, the Full HD or FHD features display measuring 1920 x 1080 pixels.
However, the pixel density of any Smartphone depends on the size of its screen. For instance, if your Smartphone has a 6-inch or bigger screen, you can enjoy the splendor of an FHD display. People who use their phones for playing high-definition games, reading eBooks, or watching dramas, can go for the FHD display. Among the latest mid-range budget smartphones, Xiaomi's Redmi 9 is offering an FHD display.
The IPS display is the modernized version of the ancient TFT LCD screen. IPS display drains battery power, as they need stronger backlights. Furthermore, IPS LCDs can make the phones bulky. If you emphasize daylight readability, bright white screen, sharp texts along with vivid images, then you can buy Smartphone bearing IPS LCD display.
On the other hand, the AMOLED display is an advanced form of previous OLED technology. Though the AMOLED screen is less visible in daylight and cannot make the images excessively sharp, the modern panels offer better color-contrast and superior viewing angles. If you prefer longer battery life, lively colors, and deep blacks, there is no alternative to AMOLED panel! However, an AMOLED display may cost you some extra money. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series offer AMOLED screen.
Measured in Hertz (Hz), the refresh rate of a screen features how many times the content can refresh per second. A 60Hz display is able to refresh the screen about 60 times for each second, while a 90Hz screen can refresh 90 times per second. If the screen features a 120Hz refresh rate, the content gets 120 times to refresh per second. Therefore, a 120Hz display can refresh the screen two times faster than a 60Hz panel. To get better user-experience, try to buy smartphones with a higher refresh rate (90Hz or 120Hz).
It would really hurt if your adorable Smartphone’s screen gets scratched or broken. To protect a phone-screen from getting damaged, the Corning Company produces ‘Gorilla Glass’ featuring a scratch-resistant screen with greater durability.
Nowadays, the reputed brands are offering different versions of Corning Gorilla Glass protection in their latest Smartphone models. Gorilla Glass 5 offers the toughest protection against scratches or damages than its ancestors. Xiaomi's Note 9 Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The durability of a Smartphone mostly depends on its build quality. The metal built phones feature the longest durability. However, you can hardly find one of those today. The glass built Smartphone devices are great offering both solid construction and a great aesthetic. Polycarbonate construction is good if your budget is low to medium. However, try to avoid phones built with plastic material.
There are some other features to consider. Before buying, check out whether the chosen Smartphone is Flash-proof. The inclusion of a dedicated MicroSD card slot is another necessary aspect you need to verify. Furthermore, confirm the availability of 3.5mm audio jack, USB-type C port, Flashlight, Fingerprint sensor, etc.
Today, the advanced phones come with 128GB memory; while the most mid-range Smartphone models are offering 64GB internal memory. It would be unfortunate if you pick any Smartphone which features lower memory like 32GB.
Moreover, make sure the phone has a good Data Transfer speed. The eMMC technology can send data in one direction (either read or write) at a time, with the utmost capacity of 2Gbps only; whereas, the UFS 2.1 can deliver 5.9Gbps speed at the peak in one lane. So, try to find a Smartphone equipped with UFS 2.1 or 3.1 technologies instead of eMMC. You can find UFS 2.1 in Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone.
The RAM capacity controls how much speed you can get from the Smartphone. The higher the RAM power the greater the performance. To get swift performance while playing games, try to get 4GB RAM at least. In addition to this, the LPDDR4X RAM should be always preferred to get superior performance.
If you are planning to buy a Smartphone to play HD Games, do not forget checking out the Processor. For gaming purposes, the Snapdragon processors mostly perform great. Conversely, choosing a gaming Smartphone with Mediatek processor, you may experience diverse problems, like GCAM incompatibility, heating, frame drops, etc.
Additionally, check the CPU architecture and speeds of the cores. While you choose an octa-core processor, navigate to their clock speeds. How many cores are running at what speed? And, considering the budget you can opt for the best version of the chipset.
If you love taking pictures and shooting video, then look into the camera configuration of your Smartphone. The more powerful the lens quality is the high-resolution picture it can deliver. Standard camera series are expected to deliver images with good color-contrast, detailing, and correct edges.
For taking wide-angle captures at dynamic range, your phone must have an ultra-wide Sensor. For shooting small objects, get a phone with a powerful macro lens. Check out the picture quality in both daylight, and low light situations.
People, who love taking selfies, can opt for Smartphone models that offer superb front cameras. Another thing to remember is that the camera sensors built by Sonny can deliver better performance than Samsung. For professional photography or vlogging look for advanced level features like night mode, stabilization mode, beauty mode, etc.
How long your Smartphone can stay alive depends on its battery power. The contemporary phones are offering good battery life. It would be wise if you can get a Smartphone supported by 5000mAh or higher battery. Samsung's mid-range series Smartphone, Galaxy M31 has brought 6000mAh battery. On the lower end, try not to buy any phone bearing less than a 4500mAh battery.
What is more? Fast charging can reduce the recharging period. Choose a Smartphone supporting 18W charger at a minimum. For instance, Realme 6i has an 18W charger. On the high end, when your phone is blessed with a 22W or 30W charger, the charging process would be faster! Among the contemporary smartphones, Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 30W charger.
Do not fall for the sweet words of the seller. Besides considering the above-mentioned features, verify the post-sale service quality of your Smartphone. Otherwise, you may need to spend more money on repairing your Smartphone in later years.