This year was really challenging for all brands due to the coronavirus pandemic. To overcome the crisis, smartphone manufacturers formulated forward-looking strategies from the beginning of the pandemic.
Surprisingly, demand for smartphones increased this year but at the same time living standards and purchasing capabilities of the buyers decreased. So, smartphone manufacturers were keeping eyes on purchasing capabilities of customers and also paid attention to ensure the quality of the products.
In this context, some flagship smartphones - those that have the best specifications and features of a series under a particular brand - were launched this year in Bangladesh. Their price range also matches that billing.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 12GB RAM and 128GB ROM in the market in July of this year. The phone is equipped with 108MP primary camera. Moreover, the phone is backed with 5000mAh powerful battery. It is priced at BDT 29,999
Vivo V20: Vivo brought out their latest and unique flagship smartphone in October this year. The model of this flagship is Vivo V20. It is the most affordable in price among the flagship smartphones of all brands. Vivo V20 is a very stylish device in design with sleekness and lightweight. It is priced at BDT 32,990. The camera centric smartphone has already become extremely popular in the country's market. Vivo V20 has a 44MP eye autofocus selfie camera. Moreover, the dual video camera of the phone already has grabbed the attention of users. This smartphone is designed with 8GB RAM and 128 GB ROM.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro MAX: The Apple iPhone 11 Pro MAX with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is priced at BDT 139999. The phone has 12MP triple cameras which is water and dust proofed.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is operated with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM and it is available at BDT 94500. The phone has an outstanding 108MP primary camera. Mi 10 Pro is powered with 4500mAh battery.
OnePlus 8 Pro: OnePlus released their flagship smartphone which is traded as OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus 8 Pro is designed with four rear cameras with a 16MP selfie camera. The device has the capacity of being 50 percent charged within 23 minutes. The phone is equipped with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM which is backed by a 4300mAh battery. The price of the phone is BDT 94,990.
Oppo Find X2: Oppo Find X2 is available in the country's market from March of this year. The phone is designed with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM. The phone is powered with a battery of 4200mAh with 65-watt fast charging technology. The phone is priced at BDT 115000.
Read Also: Top Upcoming Phones in December 2020
The gaming industry has grown hand in hand with the technological advancements of the world and has become a more accepted pastime than ever before. With a plethora of consoles and games to choose from, gamers have enough choices to find their own way to satisfy their desire for active immersion. Handheld gaming devices specifically have been around since the 90s and First Person Shooters (FPS) are equally as old. But when putting the two together, we have ourselves a unique blend that hasn’t been explored much until recently. More so when your mobile phone can hold its own as a viable gaming platform these days. But how well does FPS fair against other platforms and is it really worth it?
We’ve seen MOBAs, RPGs and even fighting games make it to the mobile platform by customising their interface to suit the phone’s specs and each genre has had a mainstay or two that became instant hits - FPS however, is another beast altogether. First of all, monumental classics like Call Of Duty, Halo and Doom have set the standard of quality FPS games and they began with barebones mechanics from the 90s and early 2000s. It was revolutionary at a time, but the genre has evolved so much since. The aforementioned titles are still pumping out games till today and have had no choice to improve and introduce new mechanics to stay relevant with the market.
With games being stripped down considerably to complement mobile spec, some could argue that it’s too much of a compromise for the slightly more hardcore audience. Frame rate, ping and hit registration are integral components that make FPS one of the top genres today, and many mobile games miss the mark on this. Even with perfect internet, lag is inevitable on any platform, but mobile devices have possibly faced this the worst without many solutions. Server sizes depend on the specific title, but usually face issues of overcrowding and bug clutter.
A strong case to support this is that both consoles and certain PCs were designed for gaming: with the average consumer spoilt for choices, compared to mobile devices that strive to share the same purpose. With this, comes hardware issues that fans this flame. Even though all platforms have the potential to overheat, the mobile phone does not have a reliable cooling system to help it cope with ceaseless hours of activity. This overheating problem becomes even more taxing when living off battery support too. Given, gaming laptops suffer the same fate but the gaming models were built for the purpose of handling intensive applications that games naturally are.
On a more technical standpoint, PCs dominate in this genre; having a far larger settings option that allows players to customize their sensitivity, have access to the largest keybind options and much much more. With the more flexible “WASD” movement and the most flexible methods of precise crosshair placement; it is clear that this platform is the most competitive for players out there. Console players have a competitive scene too, but usually houses more casual players in their servers. This is where we start finding common ground between consoles and mobile. Eight-directional movement is a common similarity between both platforms and tends to use the thumb for aiming too. This means that the likes of tracking and technique for lining up your shots are more similar than not. The mobile phone may not match the feel of an actual controller, but there are undoubtedly some transitional traits.
The mobile platform’s distinctive strength lies in its portability. When gathering with friends, travelling or even arriving at your next destination too early - this will give you an immediate gaming experience that requires minimal updates and swift start up. The platform also leans more towards free to pay interactions with a loot system, but PC games like Valorant and Counterstrike still pose a threat.
Even if the mobile platform is beaten in pretty much every way from a technical standpoint, its ability to be played anywhere while having a similar control scheme to consoles makes it an actual contender. Verdict: If you are a casual gamer who doesn’t live by the meta, this is going to be a fine pick. But if you want to genuinely level up and play on the most competitive level, mobile should be the last platform on your list.
Throughout the year 2020, reputed Smartphone manufacturing brands have produced a bunch of mind-blowing phones under affordable, midrange, and flagship categories. And, the last month of this year won’t be an exception. In the approaching December month, a number of exciting phones are going to be released under diverse price ranges. Are you waiting to buy a Smartphone soon? Check out this article, to know the top upcoming phones in December 2020.
After the ground-breaking success of the Samsung Galaxy A51 in 2019, the company is releasing its successor A52. This new hotshot phone is coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G platform. The rumor says that A52 would bear a 6.67-inch super AMOLED panel with Full HD Plus resolution. The RAM capacity may range from 4GB to 8GB depending upon variants. The internal storage would be 128GB.
On the front-screen of A52, there would be an Infinity-O cutout designed selfie camera. In its quad-rear camera series, you would find a 64MP prime camera that is a significant up-gradation from the ancestor A51’s 48MP shooter. This phone will run through One UI 3.0 on top of Android 11 OS. And, the more amazing news is that A52 would get the next 3 major Android OS upgrades.
The estimated price range of A52 would be around $400 or BDT BDT 33,887 (@ $1=BDT 84.72). Let’s see whether Galaxy A52 can break the record of its ancestor best-seller A51.
Are you waiting for a camera-centric Smartphone? Don’t miss the Oppo Reno 5! This phone is coming with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD plus resolution. Like the ancestor Oppo phones, Reno 5 will inherit a trendy outlook. The leaks indicate that Reno 5 is appearing with a glass back and aluminum frame built structure.
This phone is going to be launched in 3 types of processor variants. Those are Snapdragon 865, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, and Snapdragon 765G chipsets. Starting from 8GB, the RAM capacity of Reno 5 can range up to 12GB. Depending upon variants, here you may get 128 GB to 256 GB of internal storage with UFS 2.1 data transfer technology.
On the rear camera series, Reno 5 would bear a 64MP primary camera. On the front side, this Oppo phone rocks with a 32MP selfie sensor. This gadget would be powered with a 4300mAh battery with a 65W fast charging unit. The probable price of Oppo Reno 5 is $460 or BDT 38,970 (@ $1=BDT 84.72).
Like the predecessor Smartphone Vivo V20, the upcoming V20 ‘Pro’ version is going to win the heart of Vivo fans with fascinating features. The successor ‘Pro’ version is coming with some upgrades. In the processor section of V20 Pro, the company is offering Qualcomm Snapdragon’s 765G chipset that is a noticeable advancement from the ancestor V20’s 720G processor. If you are looking for a gaming Smartphone, wait for the Vivo V20 pro.
In the ‘Pro’ version, you get 8GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which we have also seen in the basic V20 model. According to the leaks, the camera specifications of the Pro version would be similar to its basic version. The expected price of the V20 Pro is about BDT 42000.
The prominent Smartphone brand realme has released several popular phones this year. It is rumored that realme is launching another phone realme 7 5G in the upcoming December month. In this phone, realme will provide 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution. This phone would surprise the fans with an amazing refresh rate of 120Hz. Unlike the ancestor realme phones, the latest realme 7 5G is coming with a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset.
The leaks say that realme 7G would bear a 48MP prime rear sensor with a 16MP selfie shooter. This phone would be blessed with an exclusive feature called ‘Cinema mode’ offering a UIS Max video stabilization option. There would be 6 to 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage capacity. This phone maintains the standard of realme with a 5000mAh battery and 30W Dart charging support. This phone may cost around 24,400 Rs. or BDT 28,113 (@1Rs= BDT 1.14).
The Infinix phones tend to outdo the pricier competitors with fascinating features keeping the price range under an affordable range. In this legacy, Infinix Zero 8 is going to compete with the other hotshot phones in December. If you are planning to buy a value-for-money phone with trendy features, wait for the Infinix Zero 8. This phone is coming with an IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate.
With MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, Zero 8 would offer reliable performance in moderate level gaming. Here you get a 64MP quad rear camera set up. What would make Infinix Zero 8 stand out from competitors is the dual selfie camera set up. Zero 8 is blessed with a 44MP primary selfie sensor with an 8MP wide-angle selfie shooter. This phone would be provided with a 4500 mAh battery with a 33W charger. This phone would cost around 14,999 Rs. or BDT 17,142 (@1 Rs.= BDT 1.14).
While the unofficial phones are on the verge of getting banned in Bangladesh, we have no other choice but to look into the market of official phones. The local brands like Walton are producing value for money phones. The Walton Primo series phones have already gained huge popularity for offering standard features under affordable price ranges. Today we are going to review the Walton Primo RM4. If you are looking for a standard official phone around 10000, don’t miss it!
Walton Primo RM4 comes with a big display and a massive battery that would definitely bestow huge user-benefits, but it also makes this phone bulky. On the backside, you would find the triple rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. The design of camera housing represents the classic Walton design.
The power button and volume rocker lie on the right side. The triple-slot SIM card tray is placed on the left side that can accommodate a dual SIM card and an external memory card. On the top edge, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The bottom edge bears a micro USB charging port, speaker grill, and primary microphone.
Walton Primo RM4 has a 6.5-inch IPS INCELL capacitive touch screen display featuring 2.5D glass. The resolution of this display is about 1600 by 720 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. This HD plus display and the large screen would be very helpful for attaining virtual classes, meetings, or seminars.
The chin area is wide which is acceptable in this budget range. The touch response performs well. Though the display’s color vibrancy seems a bit washed out, its viewing angles are pleasant. Under the direct sunlight, you may struggle a bit to see the contents on the display of this Smartphone. But overall, the display performs fine.
Walton Primo RM4 is equipped with an octa-core processor featuring Cortex architecture A53 with the utmost clock speed of 1.8GHz. The CPU carries the MediaTek Helio A25 12nm SoC. In the graphic unit, RM4 is provided with the POWERVR Rogue GE 8320 GPU.
In this phone, you will get 4GB of RAM with 64 GB of eMMC internal storage capacity. You can extend the memory up to 256 GB by inserting a memory card. Considering the budget, Walton has provided a good configuration in its Primo RM4 phone. Now let’s turn to its performance.
The processor is good for regular work and multi-tasking. In this latest Primo phone, Walton offers the Android 10 OS. You may experience some stuttering while opening the heavy app or software. It can perform smoothly if you apply lighter apps and software. RM4 delivers average audio quality and loudspeaker performance. The fingerprint sensor may take some time to read and open the phone.
You may know that Helio A25 is an entry-level ARM chipset that is not efficient for heavy-duty gaming like PUBG, COD, etc. But don’t worry! The powerful 4GB RAM capacity strengthens the performance of the processor in this phone. You can comfortably play 2D games on this Primo RM4 Smartphone.
Walton Primo RM4 presents a triple rear camera (13MP + 5MP + Depth cam) setup with an 8MP front camera. We have seen the same camera configuration in the ancestor H9 Primo phone which came with a lower price tag.
Its 13MP f/2.0 prime rear camera is built with the SONY sensor. Under a proper daylight situation, you can capture some good photos. But the sharpness and color punches may seem a bit artificial. The 5MP ultra-wide sensor offers average performance considering the budget. But the performance of its 0.3MP depth sensor is not satisfactory.
On the front side, RM4 has an 8MP f/2.2 camera built with the SONY sensor. The captured images may display color saturation, and some of the highlighted areas may be washed out by light, but the skin tone of the subjects seems close to natural. Applying some photographic skills, you can capture satisfactory photos.
Walton Primo RM4 is blessed with a massive battery of 5950mAh. If you use moderately, it can give around 2 days of back up. According to the battery test data, RM4 features 61 days for standby, or 49 hours of talk time, or 48 hours of music playback, or 25 hours of web browsing, or 22 hours of video playback after a single charge session. You can’t expect more from a low budget Smartphone.
Another amazing feature of this battery monster phone is its Reverse charging mechanism that facilitates you to recharge another device at the moment of necessity. Certainly, it is a great advantage for both the professionals as well as the travelers who stay out-door for long hours.
Walton Primo RM4 (4GB/64GB) is available at BDT 10,599. The price may change depending upon the circumstances.
Walton Primo RM4 is a budget Smartphone offering a big display, massive battery, powerful RAM, and adequate internal storage. However, the processor and camera section could have been better. This phone can be a good pick for senior citizens who are looking for a reliable phone for regular tasks. For attaining an online classroom, RM4 can be handy for the students. The professionals can also keep this phone as a secondary device.
Choosing a Smartphone is not an easy task nowadays when diverse brands are offering lucrative features under similar price ranges. Are you a fan of the pioneer Smartphone brand Xiaomi and looking for a mid-range Smartphone? If yes, don’t miss the POCO X3 NFC which was launched on the 5th of November in 2020. Read this article to know the POCO X3 NFC review with the official price in Bangladesh.
The CPU of POCO X3 NFC is built with an octa-core processor that is composed of dual Kryo gold cores with 2.3 GHz of utmost clock speed and six numbers of Kryo silver cores with 1.8 GHz of maximum clock speed. In this phone, POCO has provided the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor SM7150-AC 732G (8 nm). The 732G chipset is an upgraded version of the widely known 730G SoC. The graphic unit of X3 bears Adreno 618 GPU.
POCO claims that you will get 5% faster CPU performance and 15% superior GPU performance in the latest 732G chipset. This chipset would also deliver better power-efficiency and higher gaming performance. However, in real life, the performance of SD 732G is quite similar to its ancestor 720G chipset. Overall, POCO X3 delivers smooth performance in regular multitasking, apps opening, internet browsing, media playing, etc.
This phone is officially available in two variants: 6GB by 64GB and 6GB by 128GB. The staggering LPDDR4X 6GB RAM capacity can open the heavy apps and software efficiently. It also offers added swiftness while running any latest multiplayer gaming software. The storage capacity of both basic and top variants is large enough for preserving diverse apps, large video files, like movies, web series, and gaming software. If you need more space, POCO X3 allows you to install an external memory card. POCO X3 NFC has storage type UFS 2.1 technology that provides a far better user experience than the conventional eMMC.
POCO X3 NFC runs on the MIUI 220.127.116.11 UI on top of Android 10. Here you will enjoy the latest features of MIUI 12 like a floating window, dark mode 2.0, upgraded notification panel, sensory visual design, etc. However, you may experience some stuttering or frame drops in the transition steps like screen lock/unlock, opening Google feed, App closing, etc. It would have been better if POCO could provide an optimized version of MIUI 12 on this phone. However, the update of MIUI 18.104.22.168 somewhat eases these issues. Another drawback is that POCO’s UI is flooded with diverse advertisements which would certainly irritate the users.
The gaming experience in POCO X3 NFC is fascinating. In this mobile, you can play advanced multiplayer games like PUBG, Asphalt 9, COD, Free Fire, and other Multiplayer BattleRoyale games quite smoothly at around 60fps without much frame drops. The LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus features a 3D heat dissipation mechanism that prevents this phone from catching much heat.
Though Xiaomi boasts about the dual stereo speaker of POCO X3, its sound quality and loudness is not so overwhelming. But still, the combined effect of its powerful RAM, dual stereo speaker, and 120Hz refresh rate would make your gaming and movie-watching experience more enjoyable.
POCO X3 has been equipped with fully controlled NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Utilizing this feature you can make payments and connect your Smartphone with other gadgets.
The critics say that POCO phones usually inherit the old design of Xiaomi phones. But POCO X3 NFC breaks this tradition with a brand new design. Who knows we may see this design in any of the upcoming Xiaomi phones. This phone is built with a plastic frame and plastic back. But, it has electroplating on its back panel which gives it an attractive aluminum-like finish.
With 9.4mm thickness, POCO X3 NFC weighs about 215g. The weight distribution is good, but still, the phone feels big and heavy when used with the cover. The rear-sided camera bump of POCO X3 comes in a bigger shape than its ancestor X2 version. Moreover, while you type something on the keyboard of X3, its flat camera bump shows a less wobbling nature that makes this phone user-friendly.
Its NFC mechanism is hidden under the camera bump; so each time you have to touch the NFC tag with the camera housing. This practice may create scratch on the camera glass that is very unfortunate! On the front side, X3 NFC has a single punch-hole selfie sensor. The bezel area of this phone is narrow which makes this phone look trendy.
In this phone, the fingerprint sensor mounted power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right side at a considerable distance. It will facilitate you to unlock the phone quickly. On the left side, this phone has a triple-slot tray for inserting a dual SIM card and an external memory card. The bottom edge carries a speaker grill, microphone, USB Type-C port, and headphone jack. And, the upper edge is packed with an IR blaster, secondary microphone, and a sound extracting hole.
POCO X3 NFC comes with an IPS LCD screen with a full HD plus display featuring 2400 by 1080p resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and the pixel density is about 395 PPI. POCO has provided Corning Gorilla Glass protection in its X3 NFC version. Furthermore, it has an astonishing refresh rate of 120Hz along with a 240Hz touch sampling rate that would offer you a butter-smooth navigation experience. The touch response of this Smartphone is mind-blowing.
POCO X3 supports Widevine L1 which is a blessing for those who love to enjoy full HD movies and web-series on Netflix or Amazon Prime. The display offers great sharpness, superb color accuracy, and adequate brightness. Furthermore, its HDR10 display bears 450 nits of brightness. Under direct sunlight, X3 can perform well. POCO X3 bears IP53 splash-proof coating that can save the display from water splashes. But don’t dare to drown this phone in water!
POCO X3 NFC holds a quad-camera set up on its back panel. This series includes a 64MP primary camera featuring SONY IMX682 sensor with f/1.89 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP depth shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. On the front side, X3 has a 20MP selfie sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
Though its prime rear camera has 64MP resolution, it takes 16MP picture by default which is a common feature of the SONY IMX682 sensor. The picture quality is satisfactory and the overall color accuracy is close to natural in daylight situations. Activating the night mode, you can take standard quality images. However, in some cases, the images may come with some smoothening effect. The system may delay for some moments while using the HDR effect and night mode.
POCO X3’s 13MP ultra-wide sensor features a 113-degrees field of view. This camera captures nice shots with amazing color accuracy, details, and dynamic range. The portrait quality of its 2MP Depth camera is average. If you have some photographic skill, then its 2MP Macro camera can be helpful to capture the beauty of the micro world.
Now let’s turn to POCO X3’s 20MP punch holed front camera. You can shoot good photos with this camera in both daylight and low light conditions. Sometimes this sensor may struggle to keep the subject in focus with proper edge detection. Activating the beauty mode, you can add some smoothness to the skin texture of the subjects. Overall, the quality of the images is nice.
With the rear camera setup, you can shoot a maximum of 4K footage at 30fps. And, the front camera allows you to shoot 1080p videos at 60fps. The stability feature is awesome. It also includes a Super Stabilization mode. The color contrast and details of the video clips are decent. You also get a 720p slo-mo video shooting option at 960 fps. Besides these, X3 has a Vlog mode.
POCO X3 NFC is provided with a 5000mAh battery. The provided 33W Fast charging unit can charge up to 62% in just 30 minutes. For a full 100% charging, it takes about 65 minutes duration. Certainly, X3 would save you time for charging. Though Screen on-time varies upon use, you may get 7 to 8 hours of SOT on average. For basic use, its battery can support for more than a day.
POCO X3 NFC’s basic variant 6GB by 64 GB is available at BDT 25,999 in Bangladesh. And, the upper variant 6GB by 128 GB costs about BDT 27,999. Depending on the circumstances, the price may vary.
Overall, POCO X3 NFC offers a good package with a bunch of exciting features such as unique design, full HD+ display, 120Hz refresh rate, powerful 6 GB RAM, vast storage capacity, quad-camera setup with 64GB prime sensor, 5000mAh battery with 33W charger, etc. However, in this budget, the consumers may expect an AMOLED display, a powerful battery, and a superior processor. If you are a POCO fan and looking to buy an official POCO phone under the 26000 to 28000 price range, then you may consider POCO X3 NFC.