Itel Power 55 5G smartphone promises to redefine 5G network support at an unbeatable price point. This power series phone emerges as one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in the market, democratizing high-speed connectivity for a wider audience. If you are looking for a 5G phone for around 10000 BDT, don’t miss it. Let’s take a look into the pros, cons, and price of Itel P55 5G in Bangladesh. Key Features and Specs of Itel Power 55 5G Design Itel’s redesigned Power series, the latest with the title of “Itel P55”, shapes and sets itself apart from its peer series by introducing a more contemporary aesthetic and using quality materials like premium plastic embossed with a standard matte finish. Even with a thickness of 8.4mm, the phone manages to be slender and lightweight providing a comfortable grip with tactile buttons. The bottom frame hosts essential ports, while the top remains unadorned, contributing to its streamlined profile. With a single-speaker configuration delivering crisp sound and clear voice calls, the Itel Power 55 stands as a testament to both style and functionality. Read more: Balmuda Phone Review: Is This Compact Smartphone Worth Buying? The rear panel brings the elegance of a premium phone, offering a user-oriented design that hides fingerprints effectively. The camera module implements a design that doesn’t fall far from the one that its predecessors used, as all the cameras still use concentric rings as their housing, which is also adapted in the P55T model. A regular LED light, located on the right side of the phone, provides additional utility and support to the selfie camera. Though not so bright, the right-side LED can become an emergency proxy torch light. The Itel P55 phones come in different colors like Aurora Blue, Moonlit Black, and Brilliant Gold. In terms of body design features, the phone uses an ergonomic design blueprint. The usual features are all there not introducing anything too unique, for instance, users will get a triple-slot tray for dual Nano SIM cards and a microSD slot, facilitating storage expansion. Read more: Infinix Hot 40 Pro Review: Budget-friendly Phone with Premium Features Display The Itel Power 55 houses a 6.6-inch HD+ IPS display that sports a resolution of 720 by 1612 pixels and a pixel density of 267 PPI. The display offers users the choice between a standard 60Hz refresh rate and a smoother 90Hz option, with the added convenience of an Auto-switch Refresh Rate feature for optimized battery usage. The bezel around the display is consistent, while the chin can feel a bit larger. The display has a punch hole housing a front camera and a central audio speaker on the top of the frame. P55 has introduced one key detail to its display- the adaptive brightness functionality, a feature unavailable to the phone’s ancestor series that lets users adjust the brightness of the screen depending on the surrounding lighting. Read more: realme C67 Review: Budget-friendly Phone with A Premium Camera Another feature named dynamic bar support adds a stylish flair to notifications, even without interactive functionality, contributing to an overall polished design aesthetic. Though Itel doesn’t provide any screen protective solution to the phone, it has added numerous other features to compensate. Most of these features are to enhance the customizability of the display according to the necessity and desire. Cameras The Itel P55 boasts a dual-camera setup at the back, featuring a 50 MP primary camera alongside a 0.08 MP camera, delivering a satisfactory performance considering its price tag. Read more: ZTE Nubia Neo 5G Review: A Budget-friendly Gaming Phone The front camera, an 8MP shooter housed within a punch-hole cutout, surprises with its ability to capture detailed selfies, albeit with occasional challenges in edge detection. Both front and rear cameras support Ai features, automatically enhancing images with various effects. Despite its budget-friendly nature, the camera setup performs decently in well-lit conditions, though it struggles with noise in low-light scenarios. The inclusion of an LED flash on both front and rear cameras adds versatility, while the AI scene detection impresses with its accuracy. Read more: ZTE Blade A54 Review: An Entry-level Smartphone Below Tk10000 Software The Itel Power 55 runs on Android 13-based Itel OS 13 which has introduced a few updates in an attempt to provide a better user experience. In a few cases, the attempt seems to fail as some features deviate from the usual Stock Android appearances and experience. However, the navigation seems just fine with a standard home screen setup and an app drawer. Noteworthy features include a quick access panel for frequently used apps and utilities, alongside specialized applications like the itel Dialer with advanced functionalities such as flash for calls and automatic call recording. All together, the software delivers a seamless performance without any noticeable lag, ensuring a satisfying user experience. Performance Itel P55 shows a decent performance while handling daily tasks and gaming. Its octa-core processor equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 6080 (6 nm) chipset is partnered with a Mali-G57 GPU. It can run apps and software smoothly and delivers satisfactory performance for browsing, social media usage, email management, and multimedia consumption. Read more: Walton NEXG N25 Review: A Budget-friendly Smartphone with Standard Features The device maintains stability without freezing or getting into hanging issues during regular activities. While not specifically tailored for heavy gaming, it handles low-resource games capably, although prolonged gaming sessions may lead to a slight warming of the device. The standout feature is its MemFusion technology, particularly evident in resource-intensive gaming scenarios, where it enhances multitasking and overall performance. The side-mounted fingerprint reader proves swift and responsive, offering convenient security measures. However, the absence of Widevine L1 certification restricts HD content streaming on certain platforms. Overall, the Itel Power 55 provides reliable performance for daily use, with notable enhancements in multitasking and gaming experiences. Read more: Benco V91 Review: Android experience at BDT 10000 Battery and Charging Users will get a robust 5,000mAh lithium-polymer battery with the Itel P55. It supports 18W fast charging, exhibiting decent charging speeds during testing. It takes almost 2 hours and 43 minutes to reach a full charge from 0 to 100 percent, achieving a 50% charge in 62 minutes and 70% in around 88 minutes. Throughout a typical day of usage involving various tasks such as browsing, using social media, calling, and consuming multimedia, the battery held up well, with approximately 18% remaining by day's end. Pros and Cons of Itel Power 55 Pros of Itel P55 - Sleek and contemporary design- AI features for enhanced photography- Smooth performance for daily tasks- MemFusion technology improves multitasking and gaming experiences- Decent battery life. Read more: itel A70 Review: A standard entry-level phone Cons of Itel Power 55 5G - Lack of Widevine L1 certification restricts HD content streamingOccasional challenges in edge detection for selfiesLimited availability of screen protective solutionsSlight warming during prolonged gaming sessions. Price of Itel P55 5G The Itel Power 55 is available in two variants: the 4GB/128GB model priced at INR 7,499 or BDT 9,929 and the 8GB/128GB model at INR 8,999 or BDT 11,915. However, the prices may vary depending on dealers. Conclusion The Itel P55 5G emerges as a reliable budget-friendly 5G smartphone, boasting a user-friendly design, standard performance, and acceptable camera capabilities. The device delivers smooth performance for daily tasks. Despite minor drawbacks such as the absence of Widevine L1 certification, the Itel Power 55 impresses with its overall reliability, making it a compelling choice in its price range. Read more: Honor X6a Review: A minimalist budget-friendly phone with standard features
Balmuda, renowned for its high-end kitchen appliances, ventures into smartphones with the Balmuda Phone. Launched in Japan on 26th November 2021, this move marks a departure from their traditional offerings. However, the reception has been less than enthusiastic, with rumors swirling about its discontinuation shortly after release. Balmuda Phone is currently available in Bangladesh at a much lower price. If you are looking for a small smartphone, take a look at this review. Key Specs and Features of Balmuda Phone Design The Balmuda Phone stands out with its unique design, drawing inspiration from past experimental devices like the Palm Pre and Microsoft Kin One. It measures 13.7 mm in thickness, indicating its depth. With a width of 69 mm, it spans horizontally, and its height stands at 123 mm, representing its vertical dimension. Weighing only 138g and with a smaller footprint, it feels comfortable in the hand. Made of plastic, it provides a textured surface for better grip. However, some users may find it feels somewhat cheap compared to other materials. Read more: ZTE Blade A54 Review: An Entry-level Smartphone Below Tk10000 Balmuda Phone features sloping curves instead of hard lines, giving it a distinct look. The rear of the phone houses a circular power button/fingerprint sensor on the left, a camera lens on the right, and a speaker grill and flash in between. A small LED indicator light adds a delightful touch, although it cannot be customized. It has an official IPX4 rating, making it resistant to water splashes and sweat, but it's not waterproof and cannot be submerged. Display The Balmuda Phone stands out in the crowded smartphone market with its compact and elegant design, addressing CEO Gen Terao's concern about the trend towards larger, unwieldy devices. Sporting a sharp 4.9-inch 16:9 1080p display, it offers a compact form factor akin to the iPhone SE but with slightly larger screen real estate and narrower bezels, resulting in a shorter overall device. Read more: realme 12 Pro Plus Full Review: Is It Worth Buying? The Full HD display, while crisp at 449 PPI, is an LCD panel, so users shouldn't expect deep blacks or vibrant colors. Notably, the phone comes in two color options: black and white, with the black model having less noticeable bezels compared to the white model. Despite some bezel presence, the screen remains quite usable, featuring a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera. Camera The Balmuda Phone features a single 48-megapixel rear camera positioned in the top right corner, accompanied by a fingerprint sensor on the top left. For selfies, it offers an 8-megapixel camera housed in a hole-punch cutout at the top right of the screen. However, despite the high megapixel count, the camera's performance is underwhelming, especially in well-lit environments where it struggles to deliver satisfactory results without HDR mode enabled. In dim lighting conditions, its performance further diminishes. The camera lacks advanced customization settings, offering only preset modes like movie, photo, dish, portrait, and night sight. This limitation may disappoint users who prefer more control over their photography. While the Balmuda Phone provides basic camera functionality, it may not meet the expectations of users seeking excellent photo and video quality. Read more: Walton NEXG N25 Review: A Budget-friendly Smartphone with Standard Features Performance and Hardware The Balmuda Phone's Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor delivers satisfactory performance but is not premium. While this chipset with its 2.3GHz single-core Kryo 475 Prime, 2.2GHz single-core Kryo 475 Gold, and 1.8GHz hexa-core Kryo 475 Silver CPU can handle everyday tasks adequately. It occasionally experiences minor slowdowns when scrolling through web pages, watching videos, or gaming. Its Adreno 620 GPU offers acceptable graphics performance but may struggle with demanding games or applications. With 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB storage, multitasking is manageable but not too smooth. Benchmark scores like the 3DMark WildLife score of 1517 and PCMark for Android Work 3.0 score of 8247 reflect its mid-range performance. Read more: Benco V91 Review: Android experience at BDT 10000 Software The Balmuda Phone operates on Android 11, with regular updates, including security patches. Preloaded with carrier-specific apps, they don't intrude on the user experience. Balmuda's software enhancements add thoughtful touches to the Android interface. Notably, the "Stripe" feature on the home screen provides customizable shortcuts accessed by swiping stripes set in the background. Users can tailor these stripes to their preferred grip or disable them altogether. Balmuda's suite of tools and widgets, including schedule, clock, notes, and calculator, are visually appealing and intuitive. For instance, the Scheduler app offers pinch-to-zoom functionality for easy navigation through daily, weekly, or monthly schedules, with integrated weather forecasts. The apps also facilitate user-friendly interfaces, complemented by charming sound notifications. Read more: ZTE Nubia Neo 5G Review: A Budget-friendly Gaming Phone Battery and Charging The Balmuda Phone offers a 2,500mAh battery that can last almost a day for average users, supporting activities like usual calling, web browsing, etc. However, power users engaging in navigation, photography, video watching, and frequent calls may find the battery dwindling faster. Charging options include USB-C and wireless charging. With its low battery capacity, the phone caters well to regular usage but might require mindful power management for heavier tasks. Pros and Cons of Balmuda Phone Pros - Unique, compact design inspired by experimental devices.- Comfortable grip with sloping curves and textured plastic.- IPX4 water resistance for protection against splashes.- Sharp 4.9-inch Full HD display with punch-hole camera.- Intuitive software features like customizable shortcuts. Read more: realme C67 Review: Budget-friendly Phone with A Premium Camera Cons - The plastic build feels somewhat cheap.- Disappointing camera performance in various lighting.- Limited camera settings and customization.- Decent, but not high-end performance.- Moderate batteries may not last all day for heavy users. Price of Balmuda Phone in Bangladesh The Balmuda is not officially available in Bangladesh. Officially the phone is available right now at JPY 78000 or BDT 56,986. The currency conversion rate here is JPY 1 = BDT 0.73. However, users can buy the phone unofficially in Bangladesh at around BDT 13,000. Conclusion The Balmuda Phone was an innovative creation for a notable kitchen appliance company. It offers a unique design but falls short in camera performance, battery, and overall hardware capabilities. While its compact design and intuitive software are commendable, its plastic build detracts from its appeal. Overall, those who are looking for a small smartphone for regular usage can consider it. Read more: Infinix Hot 40 Pro Review: Budget-friendly Phone with Premium Features.
On December 15, 2023, Infinix introduced the Hot 40 Pro smartphone to the Kenyan market. Geared towards a youthful demographic, this smartphone is poised to capture the attention of gamers and content creators alike. Focusing on speed and camera capabilities, the phone promises to cater to the dynamic needs of its target audience. Specs and Features of Infinix HOT 40 Pro Design The Infinix HOT 40 Pro measures 168.6 mm by 76.6 mm by 8.3mm in dimensions and weighs 199g. The phone features a glass front, plastic back, and plastic frame. It boasts a 6.78-inch display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, providing ample viewing space. Despite its 8.3mm thickness and weight, the phone feels lighter for its particular material selection and frame design. The camera island follows a layout akin to premium models like the iPhone Pro, albeit with potentially oversized lenses. Read more: ZTE Blade A54 Review: An Entry-level Smartphone Below Tk10000 Adding to its premium appearance is a shiny metallic bezel that complements the plastic shiny frame. The flat frame aids grip, particularly during landscape usage. Noteworthy connectivity options include a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speakers for stereo sound, and a USB-C port. Moreover, the inclusion of a factory-applied screen protector and a Free Fire Edition case ensures immediate device protection. Display The Infinix HOT 40 Pro features a notable 6.78-inch IPS LCD screen with a solid 1080p resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Users have the flexibility to switch between 120Hz, and 90Hz, or utilize auto-refresh. The screen achieves up to 500 nits of brightness, ensuring visibility even in sunny conditions. The touch response is up to the mark, accompanied by a magic ring feature around the punch hole for the selfie camera. The ring provides visual cues for various phone activities. While the noticeable bezels are typical for a budget phone, they don't hinder usability. Read more: ZTE Nubia Neo 5G Review: A Budget-friendly Gaming Phone Gaming experiences, including titles like Call of Duty Mobile, PUBG, and Freefire, are enjoyable due to the phone's size and display quality. Additionally, streaming services like YouTube and Netflix offer an immersive viewing experience. Overall, the design prioritizes functionality and user experience, with the display standing out as a highlight feature in its price range. Performance and Gaming The Infinix Hot 40 Pro is powered by an octa-core processor featuring MediaTek Helio G99 6nm chipset, built on a 6-nanometer architecture. In the graphic section, it offers a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. With 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, expandable up to 16GB with a trade-off in storage space, the device ensures smooth multitasking and ample storage for users. Gaming experiences are ensured by a capable chipset and sufficient RAM. These allow for consistent performance even with graphics-intensive games at medium graphics quality. The 120Hz refresh rate adds gameplay smoothness. The XBoost system, an in-house feature, optimizes performance for gaming, so that users can adjust performance modes for better gameplay, particularly beneficial for high-demanding memory or graphics games. Read more: realme C67 Review: Budget-friendly Phone with A Premium Camera
C67, the latest addition to realme’s C series is quite a paradigm shift in the realm of budget-friendly smartphones. Released in December 2023 in China the phone also made its debut in Bangladesh on 14 February 2024. With its modern features, the C67 promises to redefine what users can expect from an affordable smartphone. Let's take a look into the key specs, pros, cons, and price of realme C67 in Bangladesh. Key Features of realme C67 Design The realme C67 shapes in dimensions of 164.6 mm by 75.4 mm by 7.6 mm, making it sleek and manageable. Weighing in at 185g, it's a bit hefty for its slim profile. The back panel sports a captivating color-shifting design, adding flair to its appearance. Notably, it repels fingerprints even under sweaty conditions, making a case optional. Available in Sunny Oasis and Black Rock colors, it caters to diverse preferences. The dual-camera setup, housed at the top left corner, protrudes slightly, susceptible to scratches. Read more: Benco V91 Review: Android experience at BDT 10000 Conveniently, it offers a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom. Volume rockers and the power button reside on the right side, with dual SIM and microSD slots on the left. Additionally, dual-loud speakers enhance audio output, elevating the user experience. Display The realme C67 boasts a spacious 6.72-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, delivering clear and sharp visuals. Its 20:9 aspect ratio provides ample screen space for multimedia consumption and reading. Notably, the display offers a peak brightness of 950 nits, ensuring readability even in bright outdoor environments, with a typical brightness of 800 nits suitable for indoor use. Read more: itel A70 Review: A standard entry-level phone While its IPS LCD panel may not match the vibrancy of AMOLED displays, it offers accurate colors and satisfactory contrast levels. The screen-to-body ratio of approximately 87.8% minimizes bezels for an immersive viewing experience. C67 features 90Hz refresh rate that enhances scrolling smoothness and provides a more immersive experience, especially in gaming scenarios. However, no information is provided about the corning gorilla glass protection. Read more: Honor X6a Review: A minimalist budget-friendly phone with standard features
Gaming smartphones often come with a hefty price tag due to their high-performance processors and advanced cooling systems. However, some brands are offering budget-friendly phones designed for gaming. In this wave, ZTE brings a gaming-centric device Nubia NEO 5G at an affordable price point. Let’s take a look at the key specs of this device. Features and Specs of ZTE Nubia Neo Design The ZTE Nubia Neo is turning heads with its sleek design and lightweight build. Coming in at 163.7 mm by 75 mm by 8 mm dimension and weighing just 192 grams, it's easy to tote around. One of its standout features is its nearly borderless display. It gives users a screen-to-body ratio of about 85.5%. This means users get more screen space on its display. As for durability, while the exact materials used aren't explicitly mentioned by the company, the Nubia Neo feels sturdy and well-built. Its back panel and frame give off a premium vibe, with a nice finish to top it off. Read more: ZTE Nubia Z60 Ultra Review: A Heavy-Duty Flagship Gaming Device The Nubia Neo scores points with its ergonomic design. The buttons are placed conveniently for easy access, and unlocking feels smooth with the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Plus, it's comfortable to hold, even for one-handed use. Display The ZTE Nubia Neo packs a 6.6-inch IPS LCD screen, which boasts vibrant colors and smooth visuals with 1080 by 2408 pixel resolution. Thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate it promises an immersive viewing experience. The phone gives a crisp picture with about 400 pixels per inch. That means sharp, detailed visuals for viewing pleasure, all wrapped up in a sleek 20:9 aspect ratio. With minimal bezels, users are getting almost all screens. And with a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate, scrolling and animations are buttery-smooth. When it comes to colors, the Nubia Neo's LCD tech brings accurate and vibrant hues to the table, ensuring your content pops just right. Plus, you can comfortably view it from different angles thanks to good viewing angles. Read more: realme GT5 Review: A gaming phone with high capability For those sunny days, there might be an anti-glare coating to help you see your screen better outdoors, along with the auto-brightness adjustment to keep things just right no matter where the users are. Camera The ZTE Nubia Neo has a fancy dual-camera system on its back. One lens packs a whopping 50 megapixels with a wide f/1.8 aperture, while the other is a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth sensor. Together, they make for some seriously detailed and clear shots. With that hefty megapixel count, it features high-resolution pics. And thanks to the wider aperture that supports better light intake, meaning the low-light photos will look sharper along with cool blurry background effects in portrait mode. The camera isn't just about stills, though. It supports features like HDR and panorama mode, giving your shots more pop and letting you capture wider angles. Plus, there's image stabilization to help smooth out any shaky-handed shots or videos. Read more: DOOGEE V31GT 5G Rugged Phone Review: Sturdy mid-range gaming device Speaking of videos, the front and rear cameras of Nubia Neo can shoot 1080p footage at 30fps. And don't worry about those videos getting too shaky—there's video stabilization onboard to keep things nice and steady, even if there's some movement. And there is a front camera which is an 8-megapixel (f/2.0) shooter, perfect for snapping selfies or hopping on video calls.
ZTE is known for being the parent company of Nubia, the subsidiary which produces high-end gaming smartphones. However, ZTE uses its proprietary brand name for all sorts of different smartphones as well. Recently, the brand launched the Blade A54 in November 2023. The entry-level smartphone brings a design overhaul with some interesting quirks. Let’s have a detailed look. Key Specs of ZTE Blade A54 Design and Build Quality: Revamped Design with Same Old Plastic Build At first look, the A54 looks much like the Realme GT 5 with its large end-to-end rectangular camera housing on the back. ZTE had a complete design overhaul on the A54 from the A53 as has been the case with all their models. The rectangular camera housing has a glossy finish whereas the back itself has a matte tone. The smartphone has a 164 mm by 75.8 mm by 8.5 mm dimension with a plastic build all around. That brings the weight to around 185 g. The A54 keeps the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the dedicated microSD slot in place as is widely seen in this price segment. Read more: Honor X6a Review: A minimalist budget-friendly phone with standard features The plastic material is durable with drop and scratch resistance. The smartphone is available in three colorways, blue, gray, and lilac. The Display: IPS LCD Panel with 90 Hz Refresh Rate The display on the A54 is a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The water drop style notch and the large chin is a usual feature in any budget-friendly smartphone. The HD+ resolution comes in at 720 by 1612 pixels and 267 ppi density. The display fetches around 84.2% screen-to-body ratio. There’s nothing really special about the display other than that it can get relatively bright indoors. The color reproduction is satisfactory with a slightly cooler tone. Viewing angles are passable with color shifts at extreme angles. Outdoor legibility isn’t all that great with the panel struggling under direct sunlight. Read more: Infinix Smart 8 Review: Affordable Excellence in Entry-Level Smartphones The Camera: Dual Camera with a Single Usable Lens The main camera on the A54 is a 13 MP one with AF. The supporting sensor is a 0.08 MP auxiliary sensor which unsurprisingly, does nothing. And if an auxiliary sensor wasn’t a marketing gimmick enough, there’s a camera sensor-like design on the housing which is just printed graphics. Such design choices can be distracting for potential buyers. The front features a 2 MP selfie shooter which ZTE claims to be “interpolated to 5 MP”. What it means is that post-processing can enhance the image up to 5 MP quality. The results aren’t all that great even in well-lit conditions. It’s disappointing considering even the most stringent entry-level smartphones these days come with at least 8 MP front shooters. The performance from the main camera was as expected from a budget-friendly smartphone. Pictures taken under direct sunlight had good details but the dynamic range was average at best. Pictures taken at night or indoors had exposure issues and noticeable grain here and there. The warm tone pop was missing in photos captured by the A54. However, this feature is common on the average basic-level smartphones. Read more: Lava Benco V90 Review: New Low Budget Smartphone in Bangladesh The videography on the Blade A54 is rated at 1080P at 30 fps. But without any external stabilization, videos came out choppy and shaky.
Walton is a widely renowned feature and smartphone manufacturer in Bangladesh. The brand has expanded its portfolio from home appliances to smartphones and has made its distinct mark as a local brand. Particularly, their NEXG series stands out for its design and durability for affordable price ranges. The brand recently launched the NEXG N25 on 21st January 2024. Let’s look at the Walton NEXG N25 phone's detailed review. Key Specifications of Walton NEXG N25 Design and Build Quality: A match of aesthetics and durability The NEXG N25 moves away from the traditional Walton design elements to embrace something new. The new design looks something reminiscent of the iPhone or the iQOO Neo series. The smartphone is made of plastic with a refracting frosted finish on the back and a brushed chrome look on the frame. The dimension comes in at 164.5 mm by 76.1 mm by 8.65 mm with 196 g weight. There’s a sizable front chin on the N25 which might look out of place by 2024 standards. But considering the price range, it's an understandable tradeoff. On the positive end, there’s IP52 water and dust resistance on the N25. Read more: Tecno Spark 20C Review: Standard phone under 15000 TK Ports and buttons are placed in their usual location. There’s dual sim support on the N25 with a dedicated micro SDXC slot. There’s also a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom along with the Type C port. The Display: IPS LCD with 90 Hz refresh rate There isn’t much to rave about the displays of budget-friendly smartphones. As usual, the N25 features an IPS INCELL LCD panel with a punch-hole camera on the front. The 6.6-inch panel has 720 by 1612 pixels for an HD+ resolution. In addition to the 90 Hz refresh rate, the panel boasts a 180 Hz touch sampling rate and 400 nits of peak brightness. The exact pixel count and screen-to-body ratio on the N25 couldn’t be confirmed. For an LCD panel, the display has decent brightness, color reproduction, and viewing angles. The 90 Hz refresh rate and the color vividness alleviates the overall interaction with the display. Read more: Honor 90 Lite Review: Performance within Budget The Camera: 50 MP AI Triple Camera Like most smartphones in the entry-level segment, the number of camera sensors is usually a marketing bait. The case is similar with the N25 as well. There’s a 50 MP f/1.8 main sensor with AF, and PDAF. Walton has also included basic features like BSI, Antibanding, and Touch Focus. But that’s about it when it comes to the back camera as the other two included sensors are a 2 MP macro and an unrated AI camera. The front features a usable 8 MP f/2.0 sensor for decent enough selfies. The camera performance, similar to other NEXG smartphones, is a hit-and-miss at times. The camera was able to produce decent results in good lighting with a slightly greenish tint. The details and dynamic range were also satisfactory. But under harsh lights, the camera fails to properly expose the subject and the background. The portrait mode also leaves much to be desired with edge detection errors here and there. Nighttime photos are riddled with grains and noises. The night mode however helps a bit with decent artificial lights. Read more: Infinix Note 30 5G Review: Know the Pros and Cons The videography is limited to 1080P without any form of stabilization onboard the device. Processor and Performance: Decent Daily Driver with Bloatware Issues The processor on the N25 is a Unisoc Tiger T616 2.0 GHz octa-core one. It is coupled with Mali-G57 MP1 GPU. On paper, the T616 is a basic entry-level Octa-core processor that is best suited for casual day-to-day use. The N25 also comes with 4GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There’s an additional 4 GB of virtual RAM that can be accessed from the storage. Games on the N25 performed below par. Titles like Free Fire, PUBG, and Asphalt 9 had a lot of flickers and stutters to make it a smooth experience. On the other hand, 2D and less graphics-intensive games like Temple Run 2 ran smoothly. Read more: Symphony Helio 80 Review: Is the hype justified? The N25 is using Dido OS based on Android 13. It’s a third-party OS with its own set of bloatware, which thankfully, can be uninstalled. The OS has some useful features like quick navigation through Smart Touch and ring light notifications. There are three distinct ring lights blended into the three back cameras which act as a notification light. The processor and the RAM would have been better on the N25 as competitors like Xiaomi offer Snapdragon equivalence at this budget-friendly range. Battery and Charge Time The NEXG N25 comes with a 5000 mAh battery. The low processing power allows for a good battery life which would comfortably last all day in a single charge. There’s a 10W charging brick included in the box. However, the device can support up to 18W charging. Read more: vivo Y17s Review with Price in Bangladesh Pros and Cons of Walton NEXG N25 Pros: - Good Display - Great Build Quality - Ring light notification - Great battery life - IP52 protection. Cons - Subpar performance - Average camera. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Review: What are the key upgrades? Price of Walton NEXG N25 in Bangladesh The Walton NEXG N25 smartphone is available for 13,999 BDT in Bangladesh. Verdict The NEXG N25 offers a good package considering the competition in the budget-friendly segment. An inclusion of 6 GB RAM, a periscope sensor, and a slightly more powerful processor could make the device a strong competitor. However, the smartphone still shines in its display, design, and build quality. For what it is worth, the Walton NEXG N25 is best suited for those looking for a casual daily driver for processor-easy tasks. Read more: Tecno Spark 20 Review: Budget-friendly phone with a smart look
Tecno Mobile, a Chinese company based at Shenzhen, was established in 2006, as a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings. In the recent years, this brand acquired huge reputation for producing value-for-money smartphones. Spak is the budget-friendly line up of Tecno Mobile. Recently, the brand has launched Tecno Spark 20, an affordable phone with an iPhone-inspired design. This device is now available in Bangladesh. Let’s explore its features in details. Features and Specifications of Tecno Spark 20 Design Tecno Spark 20 phone comes with 163.7 mm by 75.6 mm by 8.5 mm dimention. It boasts a larger camera island with three circled rings for the dual cameras and a quad flashlight. The glossy camera island may attract dust, contrasting with the fingerprint-resistant plastic matte finish. The plastic frame houses a swift side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and while lacking an official IP rating, a rubber ring suggests water resistance to some extent. Dual speakers deliver a surprisingly balanced sound, complemented by a USB C port for charging and a microphone for calls. The comfortably held phone exhibits flat surface, and robust build quality without any creaks or flexing. Read more: Benco V91 Review: Android experience at BDT 10000 The dynamic port, reminiscent of the iPhone's dynamic island, introduces a touch of sophistication, though its functionality is somewhat constrained. The vibrant color options, like Neon Gold, Gravity Black, Cyber White, and Magic Skin 2.0 (Blue), Spark 20 presents an eye-catching play of light. Display The Tecno Spark 20 sports a 6.6-inch IPS LCD, featuring a commendable 90Hz refresh rate alongside a 720 by 1612 pixels resolution. The enhanced scrolling experience due to the high refresh rate is more perceptible. While the display is satisfactory for its price point, a higher 1080p resolution would have been preferable. Its punch hole disrupts the display. Besides, it has noticeable bezels, especially the prominent chin at the bottom. However, these limitations are often found in the similarly priced devices. Read more: Tecno Spark 20C Review: Standard phone under 15000 TK It’s display customization options offer flexibility, allowing users to fine-tune colors. With a peak brightness of 500 nits under adaptive settings, the screen remains visible outdoors. The ability to stream YouTube videos at 2K resolution produces vibrant and sharp visuals. While responsive to touch and conducive to enjoyable gaming, a desire for a higher resolution lingers, leaving the overall display experience commendable for its budget-friendly nature. Performance and Software The Tecno Spark 20 runs on the MediaTek Helio G85 12nm, which, despite being an older chipset, performs well. The phone is smooth with no noticeable lag when using it, and apps open quickly. Games also run fine, except for heavy ones. It handles everyday tasks like calls, texts, and content consumption without a hitch. Multitasking is decent, except for heavy games. Compared to the Spark 10 with the MediaTek Helio G37, there's an improvement in performance. Read more: Honor 90 Lite Review: Performance within Budget
The Shenzhen-based Chinese mobile phone manufacturing company Tecno Mobile was founded in 2006. This brand is popular for producing affordable devices that offer reliability and durability. In this wave, Tecno released their new budget-friendly device Spark 20C in December 2023. Let’s take a look into the key features, pros, cons, and price of Tecno Spark 20C. Key Features of Tecno Spark 20c Design The Tecno Spark 20C boasts a commendable display that enhances the user experience with its well-balanced dimensions. Measuring 163.7 mm by 75.6 mm by 8.6 mm, the device strikes an equilibrium between a sizable screen and ergonomic design, ensuring a comfortable grip. The display, featured on the glass front, with a plastic back and frame. The combination of its design elements offers a substantial viewing area that creates a harmonious blend of form and function within an affordable price range. Read more: Honor 90 Lite Review: Performance within Budget Display The Tecno Spark 20C features an impressive 6.6-inch IPS LCD with a notable 90Hz refresh rate, providing users with a smoother scrolling experience. The display's resolution of 720 by 1612 pixels and 20:9 ratio ensures vibrant colors and sharp clarity, yielding a pixel density of approximately 267 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio stands at around 84.6%, maximizing the available display area for an immersive visual experience. This specification combination underscores the device's commitment to delivering advanced display features, including enhanced refresh rates and optimal resolution, making the Tecno Spark 20C a compelling choice for users seeking a superior viewing experience. Cameras The main camera of 20c boasts an impressive 50 MP wide lens complemented by a 0.08 MP auxiliary lens, ensuring the capture of sharp and detailed images. The inclusion of Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) guarantees swift and accurate focusing, enhancing overall performance. Notable features such as Dual-LED flash and HDR further contribute to a standard photography experience allowing well-lit and balanced shots in diverse lighting conditions. The main camera also supports video recording at 1080p and 30 frames per second, delivering stunning video quality. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi K70 Review: Mid-range phone with flagship features The 8 MP selfie camera, equipped with Dual-LED flash, caters to avid selfie-takers, ensuring well-lit and clear selfies. Considering its price range, the Tecno Spark 20C offers a comprehensive and user-friendly camera system, allowing users to capture satisfactory photos with clarity and details. Performance and Hardware Spark 20C is powered by the Android 13 operating system. Its Mediatek chipset and Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU work in tandem to facilitate swift multitasking and efficient app launches, ensuring optimal performance whether engaging in video streaming, gaming, or handling multiple applications concurrently. Storage versatility is a standout feature, with the microSDXC card slot offering expandable storage options. Complementing the generous internal storage choices of 128GB with either 4GB or 8GB RAM, the Tecno Spark 20C accommodates a wealth of apps and media. This configuration facilitates smooth performance, even during resource-intensive tasks. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi K70 Review: Mid-range phone with flagship features Battery and Charger The Tecno Spark 20C is equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. It comes with 18W wired charging. Pros and Cons of Tecno Spark 20C Pros -Impressive Display-High-Resolution Cameras-Ample Storage Options-Durable Build-Long-lasting Battery. Cons - Limited Video Resolution- Plastic Build- No Mention of Water Resistance- No Wireless Charging- Moderate Pixel Density. Read more: Walton NexG N8 Review: Budget-friendly phone with essential features Price of Tecno Spark 20C The Tecno Spark 20C has officially made its debut in Bangladesh. Priced at BDT 14,499, the 128/16GB RAM variant provides ample storage. Alternatively, the 128/8GB RAM model is available at a slightly lower cost of BDT 12,999, catering to those seeking a balance between storage capacity and affordability Conclusion The Tecno Spark 20C impressively blends essential features with affordability, making it a standard choice in the entry-level smartphone segment. Its standard display, refresh rate, camera system, storage, etc offer a reliable user experience. The device's storage versatility, durable build, and long-lasting 5000 mAh battery with 18W wired charging enhance its overall appeal. While it has some limitations, such as the plastic build, low video resolution, etc. Overall, Tecno Spark 20C's competitive pricing in Bangladesh positions it as a reliable and user-friendly smartphone. This device can be a good pick for users seeking a feature-rich yet budget-friendly option under BDT 15000. Read more: Most Hyped Smartphones Releasing in December 2023
The Shenzhen based consumer electronics company Honor was founded in 2013 as a sub-brand of Huawei. The brand was sold to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co. Ltd in November 2020. Honor phones are popular for good features with reasonable pricings. In this wave, Honor has released 90 Lite. Let’s take a look tinto the key specs, pros, cons and price of Honor 90 Lite phone. Key Features of Honor 90 Lite Design The Honor 90 Lite boasts a sleek design, measuring 162.9 mm by 74.5 mm by 7.5 mm and weighing a mere 179g. Its flat sides and large, low-bezel screen provide a generic yet practical front, while the distinctive shimmer of its Black, Silver, or Cyan back panel, coupled with cropped-circle camera bumps, adds a unique touch. The device features a plastic back with a subtle shine, resembling a fusion of glass and metal. The phone's matte frame houses a USB-C port at the base, a power button/fingerprint scanner combo, and a volume rocker on the right side. On the left, the SIM card tray accommodates dual Nano-SIM cards but lacks SD card support. Read more: Honor X6a Review: A minimalist budget-friendly phone with standard features The mono speaker, located next to the USB-C port, can be easily covered during gaming, affecting audio quality. Regrettably, the absence of a headphone jack further diminishes audio options, marking sound as one of the 90 Lite's weaker aspects. Despite a relatively slender 7.48mm profile, the phone's flat frame, without curved edges, provides a sturdy grip. Notably, Honor has streamlined the packaging, omitting a charger and case but including a pre-fitted screen protector and charging cable. Display The Honor 90 Lite features a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate, showcasing slim bezels on three sides and a noticeable chin below the screen. The Wide Full HD resolution and 19.9:9 aspect ratio deliver sharp visuals at 1080 by 2388 pixels, providing an immersive viewing experience. Read more: realme GT5 Review: A gaming phone with high capability While lacking the deep blacks of OLED panels, the LCD technology offers respectable viewing angles. The smooth 90Hz refresh rate enhances overall display performance. However, the phone's brightness may be insufficient in extremely sunny conditions. Cameras The Honor 90 Lite comes equipped with a triple camera setup featuring a 100 MP main lens with an f/1.9 aperture, a 5 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP (f/2.4) macro lens, accompanied by a depth-sensing lens. The main lens performs well in optimal lighting conditions, capturing vibrant and sharp photos. However, night mode tends to introduce excessive blurring, and the camera struggles in less-than-ideal lighting. Read more: Google Pixel 8 Pro Review: Is this the best Android phone of 2023? Notably, the 2 MP macro lens surprisingly produces good quality photos, showcasing detail in close-up shots. The zoom capability, though, falls short, resulting in blurred and less sharp images. Portrait mode works effectively, creating a pleasing separation between the subject and background. The selfie camera, at 16 MP (f/2.5), delivers satisfactory results for its price, but lacks the sharpness of higher-end models. While the main lens stands out, there's room for improvement in the overall quality across all lenses. Performance and Hardware The Honor 90 Lite delivers solid performance with its 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 5G chip 7nm. The phone operates smoothly without freezing or stuttering, meeting expectations for its price range. The mid-range Dimensity processor performs well for everyday tasks, but users may experience limitations with more graphically demanding applications like heavy gaming. Read more: itel A70 Review: A standard entry-level phone However, in its price range, Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro offers better performance with Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 (4 nm) chipset. The phone's unique feature, Honor RAM Turbo, allows for the expansion of RAM by allocating GB from the ROM memory, enhancing multitasking capabilities. Benchmark tests reveal performance similar to the Samsung Galaxy A14, although charging speed is slightly slower. When compared to its higher-end counterpart, the Honor 90, the pricier model excels in graphics tests but has a shorter battery life. Software The Honor 90 Lite operates on Android 13, overlaid with the Magic UI 7.1 layer, which bears a striking resemblance to Huawei's OS, given their historical association. Notably, Honor maintains full compatibility with Google services, a crucial aspect for users. Read more: Most Hyped Smartphones Releasing in December 2023 The device comes with a set of pre-installed apps, including some peculiar games and Honor's own applications in the MyHonor section. The interface is visually pleasing, characterized by vibrant colors and simplicity. Users have the flexibility to uninstall any unwanted apps. Google's applications replace those pre-installed, though users can choose to install them manually. The device features "Honor Share," reliable file sharing with compatible devices. The launcher is straightforward, with all installed apps appearing on a single home screen. Honor commits to three years of security updates and confirms two years of Android updates, ensuring reasonable software support for the Honor 90 Lite. Battery and Charger The Honor 90 Lite offers a 4,500 mAh battery coupled with a 35W fast-charging capability, though it doesn't include a charging brick in the box. To maximize the fast charging feature, users need to purchase a separate 35W-rated charger. Read more: vivo X100 Review: The Flagship Killer of 2023 Testing the charging speed, the phone reached 29% in 15 minutes and 57% in 30 minutes, aligning well with average expectations for its price range. Despite the lack of an included charger, the Honor 90 Lite's charging times are deemed acceptable, providing a substantial battery boost in just 30 minutes. Pros and Cons of Honor 90 Lite Pros - Main camera captures standard quality photos- Decent display - Good storage capacity. Cons - Limited zoom functionality with subpar results- Lack of 4K video recording capability- Secondary cameras exhibit room for improvement- Absence of a charger in the packaging. Read more: Walton NexG N8 Review: Budget-friendly phone with essential features Price of Honor Lite 90 The Honor 90 Lite is not officially sold in Bangladesh. However, in Malaysia, the cost for the 8GB+256GB version is RM 1,099.00, which is equivalent to BDT 25,899. To put it simply, the exchange rate is RM 1 = BDT 23.57. Verdict The Honor 90 Lite emerges as a well-priced handset catering to budget-conscious users seeking competent performance. Despite some shortcomings, such as the lack of OLED and audio limitations, the phone excels with its versatile UI, capable processor, and impressive 100MP main camera. On the whole, Honor 90 Lite is a standard budget-friendly phone for regular tasks. Read more: Xiaomi Redmi K70 Review: Mid-range phone with flagship features