The Playstation 5 (PS5) released last month and it has already been making waves in the console gaming scene. Its long anticipated arrival has left few disappointed and holds true to its promise by presenting a next-generation platform that elevates the gaming experience to a whole new level. That being said, previous PS iterations have launched updated models over the course of their respective lifespan - what does this mean for the PS5, and is it worth it?
The first way to tell that Sony has kept up with the times is its introduction of a PS5 digital version that does not have a blu-ray disk port, retailing at USD399, while the standard version is priced at USD499. Many PS users have opted to purchase their game through the digital “Playstation Store” and Sony responded in kind by providing a more affordable option that caters to the shift in culture. This move alone garners props to Sony for releasing a variation that does not rob users from the best graphics to compensate for the price cut.
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The device breaks boundaries with 4K resolution and 120 frames per second - showcasing power never seen before in a console. Complementing that is its 825GB SSD. The graphics and display UI is clearly superior to previous iterations and arguably its Microsoft competitor. When it comes to its memory capacity, it does appear as though a downsize was done to save cost, and could hurt the experience for gamers who prefer having an extensive library of titles. With the console offering 667GB of usable game storage, buyers will have to carefully consider whether housing an estimate of 16 games will be enough. It is possible to plug an external SSD in, but it’ll only transfer PS4 games.
With all that power stored into a single console, it is understandable to conclude that overheating could be a cause for concern - but not in PS5’s case. Despite its bulk and quality output, the console does a fantastic job of reducing heat emission and noise. Compared to its predecessor, the console is practically silent, but hot air can still be felt for graphic-intensive games, although not nearly to the same extent as the PS4.
No gaming experience would be complete without quality controllers and the PS5 have also stepped up in this department. This iteration doesn’t stray too far from the quality DualShock 4 gave players previously, but with some neat features topped on. The new controller is officially known as the DualSense controller and it is a light piece of equipment that won’t hamper you if you’re planning to dedicate hours of play time. The controllers come predominantly in matte and provide exceptional grip for those with sweaty palms. The control sticks also appear to have improved on quality and seemingly holds up to wear and tear issues that previous controllers presented. The first of its new features is a mute button on the left that can mute headsets and even speakers on your television by holding the button down. The second is its haptic upgrade that gives a new level of immersion by altering your sense of touch based on activities in game - down to terrain textures and action sequences.
The Playstation series has widely been known as a juggernaut in the console gaming industry for years. Staying ahead of the competition all this time, Playstation reveals that it has not gotten complacent with its healthy reputation and minimal competitors. The PS5 sets up a new benchmark for all consoles to follow as gamers enter the next era of home-based entertainment and takes its user’s interests to heart. The reduced memory capacity does take away a sense of freedom to those who live by juggling a whole bunch of games concurrently, but goes above and beyond to hit the absolute limit of technological innovation, power and quality.
Youth favorite smartphone brand, realme has recently announced its designer toy, realmeow, as its Chief Trendsetting Officer to democratize trendsetting culture and showcase the diversified personality of the Gen-Z.
As the 1st designer toy launched by a tech company, realmeow is the combination of both high-tech and trendsetting design, said a press release.
realmeow co-designed by Mark A Walsh, a world-famous animator is of bold and represents the spirit of ‘Dare to Leap’.
Walsh is the Directing Animator of Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Character Developer of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
He said “Characters start with passion. Defining their passion, and the obstacles they must overcome to achieve that passion, is what makes a great personality and identifiable character.” Thus, he joined in realme Design Studio as the Creative Consultant to create the trendsetting realmeow, who is also independent, fearless, and agile.
As a tech trendsetter brand, realme is committed to bring the latest trends into tech industry, integrated with trendsetting culture and high- tech.
Mark and realme believe it should showcase the culture favored by the young. Therefore, realmeow is inspired from street-culture; but to make it more aesthetic and vivid, they put some elements from painting and sculpture.
Mark and realme created realmeow, inspired by a cat with mysterious powers from trendsetting planet. With yellow as the main color of its body, the designer toy always wears a pair of black Lazer Glasses. The glasses can transform any object with just a glance, making it sharp with attitude and explosive with energy.
As a designer toy, realmeow is always 18 and despite it looks cold with its laser glasses, it is cute and believes that happiness is the most important part of one’s life. It likes fried chicken, pizza, skating and hip-hop dance, and always swings with rap songs like all the youngsters.
As a Tech Trendsetter, realme is committed to bring the latest trends into the tech industry to meet the young’s demand both for trendsetting design and leap-forward technology.
In the future, realme will launch customized smartphone and AIoT products based on realmeow to build all-connected, trendsetting smart life.
realmeow is delivering the pursuit of the young for trends and unique personality, fashion and quality. With the designer toy, realme will make all efforts to explore trendsetting culture with the young. realme has also launched limited gift packages of realmeow to celebrate the new year with the young generation worldwide.
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Are you looking for a value for money Smartphone for regular use? The Infinix mobile phones are getting popular for offering smart features under budget price. On the 17th of October 2020, Infinix launched its latest Smartphone Infinix Hot 10. Recently this phone is officially available in our country. Stay with us to know the Infinix Hot 10 price in Bangladesh with the full review.
The dimensions of Infinix Hot 10 Smartphone are 171.1 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm (6.74 x 3.06 x 0.35 inches). Though bearing a comparatively bigger display with a standard battery, this device looks slim and weighs only 195 grams. Infinix deserves credit for managing weight-balance on this phone. The small camera cut out on the left side, makes the display spacious.
This phone is built with a plastic frame with a plastic back. The smart gradient design makes its back-panel look smart. It would be wise to apply the provided back cover, to save the glossy back from scratches. On the backside, Hot 10 bears a fingerprint scanner that responds quickly. This phone bears a triple-slot tray from a dual-SIM card and an external memory card. Here you get a 3.5mm audio jack with a micro USB port. However, the USB-type C port was expected on this phone.
This Infinix Smartphone appears with a massive display of 6.78-inch. This display features an IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution – 720 x 1640 pixels with ~ 264 PPI densities. The viewing angles are good, but sharpness may feel a bit low due to low PPI density. Provision of Full HD display would have been better; but usually, most of the companies are offering HD display under this price range.
In the direct sunlight, you may experience some difficulties in viewing the contents. But in the indoor ambient, you can comfortably watch video contents, or attain virtual classes/meetings on this big screen. The touch screen displays responses nicely. The display is surrounded by slim bezels except for the bottom.
Infinix Hot 10 is provided with an Octa-core processor designed with Cortex A75 and A55 cores featuring the utmost clock speed of 2.0GHz. Here Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm) chipset has been applied. This processor is widely used in budget phones. It works well for day to day use. The GPU unit carries a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 graphics card.
Infinix Hot 10 has been globally launched in several variants, such as 64GB by 3GB RAM, 64GB by 4GB RAM, 128GB by 4GB RAM, and 128GB by 6GB RAM. Currently, the 128GB by 4GB RAM variant is officially available in our country. The 4GB RAM serves great for regular multi-tasking and apps handling. Its massive internal storage of 128GB – supported by eMMC 5.1 technology – would be great for storing essential files as well as video contents.
Its Helio G70 processor serves well for low to medium level gaming. On this phone, the PUBG gaming interface suggests ‘HD’ graphics at a ‘High’ frame rate by default. But the gamers can choose ‘Smooth’ graphics at ‘Ultra’ frame rate. The other popular multiplayer games like COD, Freefire, Asphalt 9, etc are fairly playable on this device.
Hot 10 phone runs by the XOS 6.0 operating system on top of Android 10. This UI is well optimized. But, here you may experience Ads and bloatware that is really very disappointing! You can turn off some Ads from the setting options!
Infinix Hot 10 lacks any secondary noise-canceling microphone. Its bottom-firing speaker performs quite average. The sound quality may irritate you at the maximum setting. The call quality of this Smartphone is good. The Hot 10 phone is provided with the necessary sensor, including Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, compass, proximity, etc.
Infinix Hot 10 holds a quad-camera set up on its backside. The rear cameras include a 16MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and QVGA AI sensor. On the front side, it has an 8MP selfie shooter.
The primary sensor captures decent photos. The color-vibration, sharpness, details, and dynamic range are satisfactory. The portrait and macro sensors offer average performance. The most fascinating camera-feature of the Infinix Hot 10 phone is its night mode performance.
By virtue of the QVGA AI low light sensor, this phone captures outstanding pictures in low light conditions. You can hardly find such amazing photos from the competitor phones. You can shoot a maximum of 2K videos at 30fps. Furthermore, 1080p footage option is available at 30fps.
The 8MP selfie camera takes average quality photos. The color accuracy of the skin tones appears close to natural. The images show added softness and less sharpness. In the portrait shots, the edge detection capacity seems good, but the background is a bit washed out. The performance of the dynamic range is below satisfactory. In low light situations, the selfie-shooter takes standard quality photos. Like the rear camera, 2K and 1080p footages at 30fps can be captured with the front camera.
Infinix Hot 10 is powered by Li-Po 5200 mAh non-removable battery. For heavy usage, this battery can support for a day. If used moderately, this phone stays alive for about 2 days. Though Hot 10 supports an 18W charger, the box carries a 10W charger. This cost-saving strategy is humorous. It takes about 3 hours to fully recharge this phone with the provided 10W charger.
Infinix Hot 10 Smartphone’s 4GB by 128GB variant is currently available at BDT 12,990 in Bangladesh. The price may change depending upon the circumstances.
Infinix Hot 10 offers some good features like a smart design, a big display, a decent rear camera with excellent night mode, adequate internal memory, and standard battery backup. On the downside, it lacks a Full HD display and USB Type-C port. The quality of the front camera and outdoor brightness could have been better. However, considering the price range Infinix Hot 10 offers a good package.
Ecobee has had a healthy reputation over the years with their smart technology such as Smart Sensor, Smart Thermostat and Contact Sensor models. Intuitive tech for the household is Ecobee’s strong suit and with their latest smart camera, Ecobee has begun venturing into new territory. Still in home security, let’s breakdown the quality of Ecobee’s Smart Camera and how it fares against the rest of its technology.
The device is a 1080p home security camera that has the ability to capture video at 300FPS on with a 180 degree periphery. The device stands at 5.4 inches and is 2.2 inches wide and encompasses a white exterior with a black faceplate. Not the flashiest look aesthetically when cameras are concerned, but it can be wall mounted and placed on any flat surface. The camera feature comes with infrared LEDs to detect movement in the dark, dual-band Wi-fi and even a siren to keep you on your toes when you’re not at home.
The “smart” part of this camera comes in two forms: the first being Haven - a surveillance option that is connected to all Ecobee devices. The caveat is that it does require a monthly subscription fee, but the user gets a ton of benefits from it. From your phone, you can monitor all motion that your devices pick up on and the video (up to 14 days) will immediately be stored in a cloud for your discretion. On top of that, you can remotely activate or deactivate all Ecobee equipment and have live footage when you are out and about.
If you’re not that fussed about these perks, the individual benefits that the app alone can give you include images instead that get uploaded onto the cloud instead of video; literally doing what an ordinary camera is meant to do. Granted, users will still get notifications via the app if any activity occurs within the home, but knowing that there is a better version available barred behind a wall of monthly transactions can be a huge bummer - considering the camera retails at USD179.
The second perk that lives up to its namesake is its built-in Alexa feature. With this, your voice would be recognised and will do as you command within the ability of the camera. A neat little plus point is that it is equally compatible with Apple HomeKit. The camera’s two-way talk feature allows for communication between the person at home and you - although the device is still a camera and does not break records with its speaker quality. If you are looking for prolonged conversations, you’d be better off using your phone.
Home security cameras are on the rise in popularity and it isn’t only a matter of safety. Being gone from your child/children or even your pets may cause distress at times and keeping tabs on them while you’re out could be important to them. An increasing number of security systems have been on the market and many are incorporating “smart” software that allow the user to sync up to their phone, but the array of services Ecobee’s Smart Camera provides, coupled with Haven sets the standard for an all encompassing home security package.
Having video playback, speakers, two-way communication and Alexa built into one small camera is an impressive feat that puts other competitors to shame, but if Haven isn’t on your priority list, this camera falls into the saturated security crowd of being simply whelming. If you’re looking for a versatile and well-rounded package to start surveillance at home, this is a great device to start with - just don’t expect too much from its non-camera focused features.
Renowned mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has recently launched moto g9 plus phone in the country.
Bangladesh is the first country to launch moto g9 plus in the subcontinent, said a press release.
The moto g9 plus, moto g9 play and moto g8 power lite will be available on Daraz during its 12.12 campaign.
Moto g9 plus comes with an industry leading 64MP Quad Camera System, powerhouse Snapdragon 730G processor with 6GB RAM, massive 5000mAh battery with 30W TurboPower charging, a large 6.8” HDR10 display and more at just BD 27,999.
The moto g9 plus is the most advanced of Motorola’s recent launches and comes packed with Industry leading features across the board including an incredible 64MP quad camera system, the latest and ultra-fast Snapdragon 730G processor with 6GB RAM, a massive 5000mAh battery with 30W TurboPower charging, a large 6.8” HDR10 display and much more!
moto g9 plus comes to Bangladesh with an incredible 64MP Quad Camera, the powerhouse Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G, 6GB RAM & 128 GB Storage, a massive 5000 mAh battery along with a 30W TurboPower charger and a 6.8” HDR10 Display at an exceptional price of just BDT 27,999 on Daraz.
However, during the 12.12 campaign, customers will be able to purchase the product for just BDT 25,599. Customers will get coupons to get even more discounts along with EMI facilities at 0% interest if bought using the prepayment option!