The iPhone 15 Pro, along with the iPhone 15 Series, was introduced during Apple's September 12, 2023 event. Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 Pro began on September 15. What are the new features of 15 Pro? Can it hold the legacy? Let’s take a look into the key specs, pros and cons of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro. Key Features of Apple iPhone 15 Pro Design The iPhone 15 Pro distinguishes itself from its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro, primarily in terms of design and functionality. Notably, Apple has opted for a revamped design, shedding the sharp edges that characterized the iPhone 14 Pro in favor of a sleek titanium 146.6 mm by 70.6 mm by 8.3 mm frame. This redesign not only enhances the phone's aesthetics but also makes it lighter with 187g weight and more comfortable to hold, addressing concerns raised by users about the previous model's edges. The iPhone 15 Pro retains features such as the Dynamic Island and brushed glass rear panel, with the latter being safeguarded by Apple's Ceramic Shield for added protection. Read more: Infinix Zero 30 5G Review: Mid Range Phone with ChatGPT Assistant Support Beyond the design changes, the iPhone 15 Pro introduces functional updates. The traditional physical mute switch is replaced with an Apple Watch Ultra-style Action button, which is highly customizable and allows users to trigger up to nine different actions, providing quick access to various functions. Another significant modification is the replacement of Apple's proprietary Lightning port with a USB-C port, aligning with the universal USB-C standard. While this change does not affect charging speed, it enables faster data transfer speeds of up to 10GBps, making it easier to connect the iPhone 15 Pro to other devices like a MacBook Pro. Display The iPhone 15 Pro maintains its predecessor's 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED screen, featuring Apple's ProMotion technology that adjusts the refresh rate from 10 Hz to 120Hz based on the displayed content. It features resolution of 1179 by 2556 pixels, with 19.5:9 ratio and about 461 ppi density. The Dynamic Island digital cutout, now present in all models, is accompanied by nearly bezel-less edges. Read more: Honor 90 Review: A New Standard in Midrange Aesthetics The screen remains exceptional, boasting a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits and exceptional responsiveness. The reduced bezel size enhances the immersive experience. However, when compared to the iPhone 15 Pro Max's 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, it falls slightly short. In summary, the iPhone 15 Pro features a top-tier display, maintaining its predecessor's excellence while making minor improvements. Cameras In terms of its camera setup, the iPhone 15 Pro incorporates three lenses: a 48 MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP 3x telephoto camera. Notably, Apple has reserved the 5x optical zoom telephoto camera exclusively for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, creating a significant technological distinction between the two models for the first time. Nevertheless, the iPhone 15 Pro continues to stand out as one of the leading camera phones available. Read more: September 2023 New Smartphone Release: Top 10 Most Anticipated Phones in Bangladesh On the front, the iPhone 15 Pro employs the same 12MP TrueDepth camera like the ancestor iPhone 14 Pro. Although there is limited opportunity to extensively test this camera array, it is expected to perform at least on par with the iPhone 14 Pro. Some noteworthy enhancements in image processing include the new default 24MP shooting mode. This mode combines the best aspects of the 12MP and full 48MP capabilities of the main camera, delivering impressive detail and accurate representation of environments, fabrics, and skin tones. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro now has the capability to recognize image depth in any photo, allowing users to convert it into Portrait Mode and easily adjust the focal point from one subject to another. This feature renders direct Portrait Mode shooting less necessary. However, the absence of the more powerful 5x optical zoom, which is available on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, raises questions about the iPhone 15 Pro's overall appeal. It's unfortunate that Apple did not extend this valuable technology further down its product line. Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Review: Is it really the ‘iPad killer’?
The highly anticipated Apple iPhone 15 was officially announced on September 12, 2023. With its cutting-edge features and sleek design, the iPhone 15 is set to make its mark in the world of smartphones. This article will delve into what the iPhone 15 has to offer and why it's generating such excitement in the mobile phone market. Key Features of Apple iPhone 15 Design The iPhone 15 model’s dimensions are 147.6mm by 71.6mm by 7.8mm weighing 171g. The latest iPhone shares almost similar dimensions and weight with its predecessor, the iPhone 14 (146.7 by 71.5 by 7.8 mm; 172g). It features a color-infused glass back and has replaced the Lightning port with a USB-C port. The aluminum frame of the iPhone 15 has been redesigned to provide a more comfortable grip by smoothing out sharp edges. Read more: Infinix Note 30 Pro 5G Review: Powerful camera at an affordable price The iPhone 15 comes in five pastel colors, including black, blue, green, yellow, and pink. The color-infused glass back seamlessly integrates the camera bump, enhancing its overall aesthetics. Notably, the USB-C port enables compatibility with modern MacBooks and iPads, streamlining the charging process for users who own these devices. However, the iPhone 15 lacks the new Action Button found in other models. The Ceramic Shield on the back of the phone still houses a diagonal dual-camera system. On the front, it incorporates a Dynamic Island on the screen, replacing the notch found in previous models. Apple maintains its reputation for IP-rated protection, surpassing the IP68 certification for dust ingress and ensuring reliable water resistance. Read more: Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: Does this flagship phone offer any ultra feature? Display The iPhone 15 boasts a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2556 by 1179 pixels and a 60Hz refresh rate. While many had hoped for a higher refresh rate, it remains at 60Hz, unlike the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, which feature a variable 120Hz refresh rate. This keeps the standard iPhone 15 behind competitors in terms of screen smoothness. Nevertheless, the Super Retina XDR OLED display offers a visually pleasing experience, with Apple claiming it to be slightly brighter this year, with a peak brightness of 1,200 nits rising to 2,000 nits. The display maintains the same resolution as its predecessor, resulting in a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch (ppi). Essentially, the display on the iPhone 15 is comparable to the previous two generations of non-Pro iPhone displays. One notable change to the 6.1-inch screen on the standard iPhone 15 is the absence of a notch. Instead, it features the Dynamic Island, a feature previously exclusive to the Pro models. This makes the Dynamic Island a standard feature across the iPhone 15 lineup for 2023. Read more: Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G: Premium mid-ranger on the go The Dynamic Island on the iPhone 15 offers all the capabilities it had on the Pro models, and there is potential for iOS 17 to introduce additional functionality over time, even though no new functionalities were announced during the launch event. Performance In the iPhone 14 series, Apple introduced a noticeable division by equipping the base iPhone 14 with the same Apple A15 Bionic chip as the previous year, while reserving the more powerful and power-efficient A16 Bionic exclusively for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. This trend of a two-tiered processor strategy continues into 2023. The iPhone 15 now features the A16 Bionic chip, which was introduced in the previous year, while the 15 Pro models are equipped with the potentially more capable A17 Pro. Read more: Infinix Zero 30 5G Review: Mid Range Phone with ChatGPT Assistant Support In terms of performance, the iPhone 15 appears to be highly responsive, akin to the iPhone 14 Pro, thanks to the A16 Bionic chip. This processor has consistently demonstrated fast performance, and it's expected to perform similarly in the iPhone 15. Storage options have remained unchanged from the previous year, offering a baseline capacity of 128GB, a mid-tier option of 256GB, and a top-tier choice of 512GB. Notably, the Pro models now start with double the storage capacity compared to their predecessors. Software iOS 17 may not bring substantial enhancements compared to the more feature-packed iOS 16, but it does introduce several noteworthy improvements that enhance the user experience on the iPhone 15. Read more: Samsung Galaxy A34 5G Review with Price in Bangladesh Some key features include Contact Posters and NameDrop, real-time location sharing (referred to as Check In) within Messages, automated nudity blurring in Messages and AirDrop, Live Voicemail with transcription, Interactive Widgets, and the addition of StandBy mode, which was initially thought to be exclusive to iPhones with always-on displays but is also available on the iPhone 15. It's important to note that without an Always-On display, tapping the screen is necessary to view the iPhone 15's display in Standby mode. Despite running iOS 17, the iPhone 15 retains a familiar feel compared to the iPhone 14. However, the introduction of the Dynamic Island brings a refreshing element to the user experience. The Dynamic Island can display various information depending on user activities, such as directions, music controls, or Uber ride status. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying?
realme has made its name in the East Asian market as one of the go-to budget and mid-range smartphone brands. The company has maintained its value-for-money proposition and always brought something unique for the users. In line with their innovative lineup, realme recently launched the 11x 5G in India on 30th August 2023. The device brings a revamped design with a new processor. Let’s have a detailed look at realme 11x 5G and see what else has changed from the previous iteration. Key Specifications of realme 11x 5G Design and Build Quality realme launched the 11 and 11x as the direct successor to their highly popular realme 10. It seems this year, the brand is trying to bring unison in all their lineups ranging from the GT, Narzo as well as the C series. The overarching design element brings a flat design which realme is calling their S-curve Gradient Design with a large camera housing on the back. The 11x comes with a plastic back, aluminum frame, and glass front protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The back panel has a distinct refractive frosted finish that gives it a glass-like look. From the looks of it, the device exudes premium quality all around. There’s nothing to worry about accidental smudges or scratches as the device comes with a clear case on the box. Read more: September 2023 New Smartphone Release: Top 10 Most Anticipated Phones in Bangladesh The dimension of the 11x is 165.7 x 76 x 7.89 mm and the weight is 190 gm. All the ports and buttons are standard on the 11x with the power button which doubles as the physical fingerprint scanner, volume rocker, Type-C charging port, and the ever-important headphone jack. There’s a dedicated slot for the micro SDXC which is another useful addition as the user can now have dual stand-by sims. Overall the design and the build quality of the 11x is impressive. It doesn’t quite feel like a sub-250 USD device by the looks and that’s probably one of its strong suits. The Display The display on the realme 11x is an IPS LCD one with 6 level refresh rate. The choice of an LCD panel might be a deterrent for many but the panel itself doesn’t fall very short of AMOLED competitors. The 6.72-inch Dynamic Ultra Smooth panel has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This brings the pixel density on the 20:9 aspect ratio to 392 ppi. As the specs suggest, the panel is a sharp and crisp one that will suffice for most users. Read more: Walton Xanon X20 Review: Is it a value-for-money gaming phone? Additionally, the display has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 550 nits of typical brightness, and 680 nits of HBM. The HBM allows for perfect legibility under direct sunlight even though it is an LCD panel. Like other entry-level budget smartphones, the display unfortunately doesn’t have a symmetrical design. The lower chin reduces the screen-to-body ratio to 86.6%. Regardless, it doesn’t look out of place thanks to the sleek colors and the updated center punch hole design. Overall, the display won’t compete with an AMOLED panel. But in effect, users would be hard-pressed to find faults or lacking in day-to-day use. The Camera The large circular camera housing on the back holds the dual sensors of the 11x. The sensors and the LED flashlight have been placed in such a way that it looks like an emoji face up close. The main sensor is a 64 MP f/1.79 wide-angle shooter with 25.1 mm focal length. The supporting sensor is a 2 MP depth sensor which aids in portrait shots. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget Smartphones under 250 USD these days tend to skip the ultrawide shooter in favor of an “unnecessary” depth/portrait sensor. While on paper the 11x is a dual camera device, in effect, users will be using the single main sensor only. Coming to the picture quality, the performance of the main sensor in daylight was excellent. There was decent clarity in each frame with good dynamic range and details. The edge detection was also pretty good. However, pictures taken in portrait mode sometimes appeared to be a bit softer than the standard 1x shots. But in most cases, the camera did an excellent job of capturing perfect daylight pictures. The picture quality also maintains consistency in low light or artificial lighting conditions. The camera captures the exposures well depending on the lighting scenario. There were not any noticeable grains or softness except for photos taken in extreme dark conditions. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The front camera is an 8 MP AI shooter with an f/2.05 aperture. It produces passable results for social media and casual selfies, nothing beyond that. The videography on the realme 11x is limited to 1080P at 30 fps. realme could’ve easily pushed the videography to at least up to 4K. But the lack of EIS or OIS somewhat ties down the prospect of stable higher-resolution videos. Overall, the camera is easily the star of the device here as it packs a punch above the rest in its price range. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? Processor and Performance The realme 11x boasts an all-new chipset from MediaTek. The Dimensity 6100+ based on the 6 Nm architecture is the latest lower mid-range processor from MediaTek which they introduced in their flagship Dimensity lineup. It’s like how Snapdragon moved to the 7 Gen series to streamline its processors. In comparison, the Dimensity 6100+ can be considered slightly below the Snapdragon 695 and slightly above the Snapdragon 680. The octa-core processor has 2 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 chip design with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The performance of the processor was just as expected from an entry-level or lower mid-range processor. It's hard to categorize the processor in a single group as the performance level is thinning at each level with each new processor iteration. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? The processor performed well in 3D titles like Genshin Impact, PUBG, COD, and Asphalt 9. Genshin Impact and PUBG were producing constant frames in mid-settings. A higher setting caused occasional frame drops here and there. But for day-to-day casual use, the device breezes through everything much in part due to the smooth animations and the 120 Hz display. The 6/8 GB of onboard RAM can be coupled with another 8GB of dynamic RAM converted from the ROM space. The processor is coupled with the realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13. The UI has its share of bloatware but they can always be uninstalled at the user’s discretion. Overall, the performance of the device is exactly what you’d expect from a utilitarian smartphone. Battery and Charge Time The realme 11x has a 4880 mAh battery on board. The battery is coupled with 33W SUPERVOOC charging. It can take the device from 1 to 50% in just 29 minutes. In the test, the device was consistently churning out around 6 to 7 hours of SoT with normal use. Read more: Honor 90 Review: A New Standard in Midrange Aesthetics Pros and Cons of realme 11x Pros: · Sleek design · Great battery · Decent display · Refreshing design · Fast charging · Dedicated microSD slot Cons: · Limited video quality · Bloatware in UI. Read more: realme C51 Review: Stylish Phone Under BDT 16000 Price of realme 11X The realme 11x is available in two variants – the 6/128 GB one and an 8/128 GB one. The base variant comes in at 14,999 INR whereas the 8/128 GB comes in at 15,999 INR. The price roughly translates to about 19,822 BDT and 21,143 BDT respectively. However, due to tax and other issues the price may differ once it becomes officially available in Bangladesh. Verdict The realme 11x is another budget-friendly smartphone aimed at budget buyers. The device brings a great battery, excellent camera, a capable processor, and a revamped design that looks premium and sleek beyond its price point. On the flip side, the video performance could’ve been a bit better considering the 64 MP main shooter on board. So who is this device for? The device is aimed at anyone looking for a device that brings an amalgamation of performance and price. The realme 11x 5G is not a high-performance device by any means, but it can be a good choice as a daily driver smartphone. Read more: Infinix Zero 30 5G Review: Mid Range Phone with ChatGPT Assistant Support
The Infinix Zero series of smartphones has been the perfect upper mid-range smartphone from the brand. The lineup offers premium design and cutting-edge hardware technologies. In September 2023, Infinix launched the Zero 30 5G in China as a direct successor to the Zero 20. So how does it fare with its competitors? And what sets it apart from the rest? Let’s find out the key specs, pros, cons and price of Infinix Zero 30 5G in Bangladesh. Key Specifications of Infinix Zero 30 5G Design and Build Quality With each iteration of the Zero series, Infinix seems to outdo itself in terms of design, build quality, and the overall look and feel of the device. The Zero 30 features a 164.5 x 75 x 7.9 mm dimension with 185 gm of weight. The lightweight build is attributed to the plastic frame and the vegan leather back (Rome Green). The frame of the phone has been gold tinted on the Rome Green and the Golden Hour color variant which gives it a unique look. The other color variant of choice for the users would be the Fantasy Purple one. The back camera housing has also been significantly expanded to make up a large rectangular slab on the back. The housing almost goes from edge to edge but not quite. For people with OCD, the unusual side positioning of such a large camera housing may seem out of place. The front and back of the device are both protected by Gorilla Glass 5 (Fantasy Purple and Golden Hour). Additionally, the device is IP53 dust and splash-resistant. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget Moving on to the ports and buttons, everything comes standard on the Zero 30. The Type C port, main speaker, and sim slot are located on the bottom with the power button and the volume rocker positioned at the right. The Zero 30 has an in-display fingerprint scanner for an added layer of security. Another great thing about the Zero 30 is the included stereo speaker which makes it an excellent device for music and media consumption. The minimal yet premium design choices include the only subtle “zero” branding on the back. The Zero 30 looks much more premium than its sub-250 USD price tag and that’s a great thing for anyone looking for a stylish smartphone. The Display The display on the Zero 30 is a curved AMOLED panel with 1B colors, 144 Hz refresh rate, and 950 nits of peak brightness. However, the specs aren’t the first thing that the users would notice. The 6.78-inch display has an almost uniform bezel design on the front that takes the screen-to-body ratio to an unprecedented 90%. Users would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between this panel and a flagship one thanks to the minimal curve and the symmetric bezel. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 388 ppi density. Additionally, the display also supports Widevine L1 so users would be able to stream HD codec content directly from the streaming platforms. Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Review: Is it really the ‘iPad killer’? The display can be manually set to either 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 144 Hz, or auto mode. However, setting 144 Hz as a constant would drastically reduce the battery life. Overall, the display is easily the strongest suit of the Zero 30. It is bright, crisp, and fluid to the touch which easily makes it the best in its price class. The Camera There’s a triple camera setup on the Zero 30 with the main sensor being a 108 MP wide-angle shooter with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, and OIS. The supporting sensors are a 13 MP f/2.2 ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor. In a word, the high megapixel count doesn’t translate into higher photo quality. Pictures in the daylight looked decent with a decent amount of contrast and dynamic range. However, the shaded areas often appeared too dark or soft compared to the focus area. The green and reds were over-saturated which at times made it look artificial. The portrait mode performed decently but the edge detection near the hair seemed to be off at times. Other than that, the subject was well exposed with good details and sharpness. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The camera however faltered in night and low light conditions. Pictures taken without the night mode had grains and noises with little to no exposure. The night mode made the situation a bit better but it wasn’t quite on par with other mid-range smartphones in this price range. The Zero 30 has videography support of up to 4K at 30 and 60 fps. On paper, the main sensor has OIS support but it doesn’t trigger during 4K shooting. Whether it’s a software or hardware issue, remains to be seen. The 1080P at 30 or 60 fps videography has the OIS which produces passable results. The front camera is a 50 MP f/2.5 sensor which Infinix is branding as their vlogging camera. Again, users would be able to shoot at up to 4K with the front camera but the output lacked stability and seemed to be on the choppier end. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? Processor and Performance The Infinix Zero 30 is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 8020 based on the 6 Nm architecture. The processor has an octa-core design with 4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 and Mali-G77 MC9 as GPU. In effect, the Dimensity 8020 is comparable with the Snapdragon 870 which makes it a great mid-range processor. The performance of the chipset has also been on par with the benchmark standards. The processor scored 58738 on Antutu V10 and 3122 on GeekBench V6. In the test, the device could play all the leading 3D titles in the highest graphics settings with some frame drops here and there. At moderate settings, PUBG was able to support extreme frame rates which is a testament to the processor’s power. However, the device also heated up quite fast. It wasn’t anything unbearable but the heat was noticeable. Another issue is with the UI itself. The XOS is still a bloatware-heavy OS with its ads and renditions. Thankfully, most of these bloatware can be uninstalled and the ads can be restricted. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? A fun new addition is the onboard AI assistant on the Zero 30. It uses ChatGPT to answer any queries of the users which is a handy little feature on its own. Infinix has also announced one year of OS updates and two years of security updates which quite frankly is very disappointing. Other than the slight issues with updates and OS, the Zero 30 is a solid performer that will give any device in its price range a run for its money. Battery and Charge Time The Infinix Zero 30 5G comes with a 5000 mAh battery on board. There’s a 68W wired charging support that can take the device from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes. With an auto-refresh rate, users can expect to get around 6 to 7 hours of SoT with this device. Read more: Walton Xanon X20 Review: Is it a value-for-money gaming phone? Pros and Cons of Infinix Zero 30 Pros: · 144 Hz Curved AMOLED Panel · Premium design · 68W fast charging · Capable processor · Stereo speakers on board Cons: · Bloatware filled OS · Subpar camera performance. Read more: September 2023 New Smartphone Release: Top 10 Most Anticipated Phones in Bangladesh Price of Infinix Zero 30 5G The price of Infinix Zero 30’s 12/256 GB version is around 24,999 INR or 33,000 BDT (1 INR = 1.32 BDT) in the Indian market. The device is yet to launch in Bangladesh. However, the official price of Infinix Zero 30 in Bangladesh may grossly differ once it becomes officially available. Verdict The Infinix Zero 5G brings a unique mix of design and performance which isn’t very common in this price range. The device has a premium look and feel to it which is complemented by the exceptional display, performance, and battery life. On the flip side, the camera underperforms quite a bit which might be a deal breaker for many. If you can overlook the sub-par camera performance, then yes, the Infinix Zero 30 5G can be a great buy for anyone looking for a capable mid-range smartphone. Read more: Honor 90 Review: A New Standard in Midrange Aesthetics
realme phones have gained popularity among a wide range of consumers who seek reliable and stylish smartphones without breaking the bank. Especially, the realme ‘C’ series is renowned for delivering affordable smartphones with a good balance of features and performance. The latest innovation of this series C51 was released in Bangladesh in August 2023. Let’s take a look at the key specs, pros, cons, and price of realme C51 in Bangladesh. Key Features of realme C51 Design The realme C51 is a smartphone designed for a seamless user experience. Weighing just 186 grams, it strikes a perfect balance between power and portability. Its dimensions measure 171.3 by 76.7 by 7.99 mm, making it comfortably ergonomic for daily use. One standout feature of the realme C51 is its vibrant range of color options, allowing users to choose a style that suits their personal preferences. Additionally, it supports Nano SIM cards, which are known for their smaller size, device compatibility, and ease of use. Read more: Honor 90 Review: A New Standard in Midrange Aesthetics In terms of specifications, the realme C51 offers a user-friendly and stylish package. Its lightweight design, colorful choices, and Nano SIM compatibility make it a practical choice for modern mobile users seeking a reliable and aesthetically pleasing smartphone. Display The realme C51 boasts a 6.74-inch screen size, measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner. This generous screen real estate is a significant asset for enhanced productivity and multitasking, providing ample space for various applications and activities. With a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio, the display offers vibrant colors, sharp text, and commendable image quality, making it a suitable choice for multimedia consumption and everyday tasks. However, better display quality is offered by some of its similar priced competitors. Read more: September 2023 New Smartphone Release: Top 10 Most Anticipated Phones in Bangladesh The IPS LCD technology ensures accurate color reproduction, while the 90Hz refresh rate offers smoother scrolling and improved responsiveness. With a peak brightness of 560 nits, the screen remains visible even in well-lit environments. Additionally, the multi-touch capability adds to the device's usability, enabling precise interaction with apps and content. The realme C51's 85.5% screen-to-body ratio minimizes bezels.
Renowned for its commitment to cutting-edge technology and stylish design, Honor has consistently captured the attention of tech enthusiasts. The Honor 90 is the newest addition to the brand. Although the phone was released on June 07 in China, it will be launched officially in India on September 15, 2023. Our comprehensive review aims to determine whether the Honor 90 truly embodies the ideal all-in-one package. Key Features of Honor 90 Design and Display The Honor 90 smartphone comes with a striking design and an impressive display that steals the spotlight. The centerpiece is its attractive 6.7-inch 2664×1200 AMOLED display, evidence of where the bulk of the phone's investment has gone. With a remarkable peak brightness of 1600 nits and vibrant color reproduction, the screen remains remarkably legible even under bright sunlight, rendering it perfect for on-the-go content consumption. The curved edges and minimal bezels contribute to an astounding 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, providing an immersive viewing experience. Read more: Walton Xanon X20 Review: Is it a value-for-money gaming phone? One of the Honor 90's standout features is its 3840 Hz PWM dimming technology, designed to reduce eye strain and enhance viewing comfort. This, coupled with the phone's eye-comfort mode, gradually minimizing blue light emissions, underlines Honor's commitment to user well-being. Despite the large display, the Honor 90 surprises with its manageable weight of just 183g, making one-handed usage remarkably effortless. However, the sole bottom-firing speaker can't match the audio experience of dual-firing setups. On the design front, the camera module's peculiar arrangement has drawn mixed reactions, with two large circles adding a distinct flair. The available color options – Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Peacock Blue, and Diamond Silver – provide choices to suit various tastes. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget Cameras The camera capabilities of the Honor 90 have undergone a significant upgrade, complementing the phone's remarkable display. The standout feature is the impressive 200MP main sensor, a substantial leap from its predecessor's 58MP counterpart. While the ultra-wide camera has transitioned to a 12MP sensor and the 2MP depth sensor remains unchanged, it's important to note that megapixels alone don't dictate photo quality, as evidenced by Google's Pixel 7a with a 64 MP main sensor.
The smartphone market is gearing up for a wave of fresh releases in September 2023, building on the excitement generated by several impressive phone launches in August. The upcoming smartphones for September 2023 are particularly intriguing due to the exciting range of offerings from renowned brands such as Apple, Motorola, and Samsung. Here are some of the highly anticipated mobile devices set to hit the market this month. 10 Best Smartphones Releasing on September 2023 iPhone 15 Series Apple has officially confirmed that its next grand unveiling event is set for September, where they will introduce the iPhone 15 lineup, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and potentially the iPhone 15 Pro Max or Ultra. The iPhone 15 Pro Max or Ultra is rumored to feature a periscope zoom camera, a first for Apple. The Pro models will adopt titanium frames instead of stainless steel, and the entire series will replace the mute switch with a programmable "Action button." Additionally, the Dynamic Island display feature will be present across the lineup. Read more: Walton Xanon X20 Review: Is it a value-for-money gaming phone? Samsung Galaxy S23 FE The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is a highly anticipated phone with impressive specifications. While it hasn't been officially announced, it's rumored to offer a robust build with Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and a plastic back, alongside an aluminum frame. The device boasts IP68 dust and water resistance. Its 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. It's expected to run Android 13 with One UI 5.1, powered by either the Exynos 2200 (international) or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (USA) chipset. The phone features a versatile camera setup, stereo speakers, and a large 4,500 mAh battery with 25W wired charging. Vivo iQOO Z7 Pro The iQOO Z7 Pro, anticipated to debut in September, is a rumored smartphone that promises remarkable features. Boasting a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and a high refresh rate of 120Hz, it delivers stunning visuals. Powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 7200 chipset and Mali-G610 MC4 GPU, the device ensures smooth performance. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget Its triple-camera system includes a 64 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP macro camera, complemented by features like Ring-LED flash and HDR. A 16 MP front camera takes care of selfies. The Li-Po 4600 mAh battery supports 80W wired charging for convenient power-ups. Motorola Moto G84 The Motorola Moto G84 boasts a compact design (160 x 74.4 x 7.6 mm, 166.8 g) with an IP54-rated build for durability. It features a 6.5-inch P-OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness. Running Android 13 on a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, it offers an Octa-core CPU and Adreno 619 GPU. Storage options include 256GB with 8GB or 12GB RAM. The camera setup comprises a 50 MP primary, 8 MP ultrawide rear lenses, and a 16 MP selfie shooter. Stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack, and NFC are present. The 5000 mAh battery supports 30W wired charging. Available in Marshmallow Blue, Midnight Blue, and Viva Magenta. Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Review: Is it really the ‘iPad killer’? Xiaomi 13T Pro The upcoming Xiaomi 13T Pro, rumored to be the international variant of the Redmi K60 Ultra, is anticipated to launch on September 1. The phone is speculated to feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 1.5K resolution and a high 144Hz refresh rate. Powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 9200+ chipset, it's expected to offer 12/16GB LPDDR5x RAM and storage options ranging from 256GB to 1TB UFS 4.0. The device should house a 5,000 mAh battery with impressive 120W fast charging capabilities. The Xiaomi 13T Pro aims to combine a powerful performance with a vibrant display and rapid charging technology. Vivo V29e The upcoming vivo V29e, set to release on September 7, features a stylish design with dimensions of 164.4 x 74.9 x 7.6 mm and a weight of 181 g. It sports a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and 1300 nits peak brightness. Running on Android 13 with Funtouch 13, powered by Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, Octa-core CPU, and Adreno 619 GPU. Storage options include 128GB/8GB RAM or 256GB/8GB RAM. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The camera system includes a 64 MP primary and an 8 MP ultrawide rear lens, and a 50 MP front camera. The phone packs a 5000 mAh battery with 44W wired charging. It offers an under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass. Infinix Zero 30 5G Anticipated for a September 2023 reveal, the Infinix Zero 30 5G is rumored to showcase a slim 7.9mm design with Gorilla Glass 5 protecting its 6.78-inch AMOLED display boasting a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10 certification. Its 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution offers vibrant visuals at 388 ppi density. Running Android 13, powered by an octa-core processor, the device is expected to feature a 108 MP primary camera with PDAF and OIS, alongside a 13MP ultrawide and a 2MP lens. A 50MP front sensor capable of 4K video at 30/60fps, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual speakers, NFC, FM radio, and non-removable Li-Po battery might complete the package. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? Sony Xperia 5 V The rumored Sony Xperia 5 V, to be announced in September. showcases a promising array of specifications. Boasting a 6.1-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR BT.2020 support, it offers stunning visuals. Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, featuring an octa-core CPU and Adreno 740 GPU, the phone ensures smooth performance. The Zeiss optics-equipped dual main camera system, with a 48MP wide lens and 12MP ultrawide lens, supports 4K recording at various frame rates, enhanced by OIS and gyro-EIS. Additionally, the 12MP selfie camera, stereo speakers, and dynamic vibration system contribute to an immersive multimedia experience. The phone's robust battery, 30W wired charging, and wireless capabilities further enhance its appeal. Motorola Moto G54 The upcoming Moto G54 smartphone is set to debut on September 5, as revealed by the Chinese division on Weibo. Leaked renders and TENAA listings showcase its design and key features. The back sports a dual-camera setup, while the side reveals a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power key. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? The phone houses a 4,850 mAh battery, with a likely 5,000 mAh typical capacity. Expectations include a 50 MP main camera, 16 MP selfie shooter, up to 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB storage. The predecessor, Moto G53, released in China in December 2022, with global availability following a month and a half later. Xiaomi 13T Pro The Xiaomi 13T Pro, expected to be announced in September 2023, appears to be a powerhouse device. It features a sleek design with a Gorilla Glass Victus front, ceramic or silicone polymer back, and an aluminum frame. The phone boasts a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ support. Under the hood, it's likely to run Android 13 with MIUI 14, offering up to 512GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. The camera setup is impressive, with a Leica lens-equipped triple-camera system that includes a 50.3MP wide, 50MP telephoto and a 50MP ultrawide lenses. that supports 8K video recording and various HDR formats. The single camera is a 32 MP lense. Read more: Samsung Galaxy A24 4G Review: What’s special about it? The device also packs a sizable 5,000mAh battery with blazing-fast 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging capabilities, making it a top-tier smartphone in terms of both performance and charging technology. Bottom Line As September 2023 arrives, the reputed smartphone brands are launching devices enriched with cutting-edge technology, stunning displays, powerful performance, and innovative features to elevate your mobile experience. Whether you are eagerly awaiting Apple's iPhone 15 Series, the versatile Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, or other exciting offerings like the Vivo iQOO Z7 Pro or Xiaomi 13T Pro, the new month holds the promise of a smartphone revolution. Stay tuned for these highly anticipated releases that are set to redefine the world of mobile technology. Read more: realme narzo 60 5G Review: Does it live up to the hype?
Bangladeshi electronics company Walton have gained popularity for their budget friendly stylish smartphones assuring quality experience. Walton’s latest innovation Xanon X20 entered the market on 8 August 2023. Is it a competent gaming phone within its price-range? This review will explore the real-time performance, specs, pros, cons and price of Walton Xanon X20 in Bangladesh. Key features of Walton Xanon X20 Design The XANON X20 smartphone presents a sleek physical profile with dimensions of 168.7 mm by 76.7 mm by 8.96 mm, weighing 202g with the battery. It comes in two color options: Cosmic Black and Orange Shimmer. The device offers a Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner and Face Unlock Feature for seamless and secure access. The screen incorporates low-light illumination to facilitate unlocking in dim environments. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? Running on Dido OS, the smartphone introduces features like App Lock, Bijoy Android Keyboard, Children Space, and Mobile Guardian, enhancing safety, customization, and convenience. Each feature contributes to a comprehensive and enchanting smartphone experience, promising a blend of magic and functionality for users to explore. Display The XANON X20 smartphone boasts a 6.8-inch FHD+ IPS Display with a resolution of 2460x1080p. The minimum viewing area is precisely 6.78 inches. This display offers a peak brightness of 580 nits, ensuring clear visibility of details. The screen adheres to a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, optimizing the viewing experience. Furthermore, the device's display supports a 93% NTSC color gamut, which means it can reproduce a wide range of colors, making images appear more lifelike. In terms of performance, the XANON X20 stands out with its 120Hz refresh rate, ensuring smooth visuals and transitions, enhancing the user experience during scrolling or swiping. Additionally, the phone comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate, which translates to faster and more accurate touch responses. These specifications combined ensure that the XANON X20 provides a top-notch visual experience to its users. Read more: Benco S1 Pro Review: Elegance within Budget
The Benco 'S' series has long been synonymous with budget friendly stylish phones. Welcoming the latest addition to this illustrious lineup, the Benco S1 Pro, we witness this tradition upheld once again. It was released in July, 2023, in Bangladesh. In the following review, we delve into its real-world performance, key specs, pros, cons and price of Benco S1 Pro in Bangladesh. Key Features of Benco S1 Pro Design The Benco S1 Pro, measuring 166.91 x 74.91 x 8.47mm, is a sleek device with a glass back. It supports dual Nano-SIMs. At first glance, it closely resembles its predecessor, the Benco S1. However, a closer look reveals a slightly modified camera module. The S1 Pro now boasts a third camera ring below the flash, unlike the S1's two sensors in one ring. Its AG Matte Glass finish exudes a premium feel. This design could easily challenge many mid-range phones. The phone maintains a flat design, complemented by flat plastic frames. Notably, it's a tad slimmer than the S1, with a thickness of just 8.47mm and it weighs 204.5g. The phone comes in three different colors: Pearl White, Iceberg Blue, and Gemstone Black. The right side of the device houses the volume rockers and a power button. The power button doubles as a fingerprint sensor. While functional, its response time isn't the quickest in its price range. Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Review: Is it really the ‘iPad killer’? On the opposite side, there's a unique triple slot. This slot can hold two nano-SIMs and a separate micro-SD card. The phone's base features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a USB Type C port, and a speaker. However, potential users might find its size a bit challenging for one-handed use. Display The Benco S1 Pro features a 6.8-inch IPS display with 1080 x 2460 pixel resolution. This upgrade from the S1 brings a sharper Full HD+ panel compared to the previous HD+ version. Despite sharing a similar color profile with the Benco S1, the S1 Pro default display leans towards a cooler tone. Nevertheless, the display quality is impressive, providing an enjoyable experience for watching YouTube videos. Adequate brightness ensures usability even under sunlight. Distinguishing itself from competitors, the Benco S1 Pro boasts slim bezels that contribute to a modern look. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? However, the display's 60Hz refresh rate falls short in terms of response speed and smoothness. Notably, other options in this price range, like the Poco M5, offer a faster 90Hz display for improved performance. Performance Benco introduces a new chipset, the Unisoc Tiger T616, crafted on a 12 nm processor in the S1 Pro. This chipset offers an Octa-Core CPU: 2 Cortex-A75 cores at 2000 MHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores at 1800 MHz. It incorporates a Mali-G57 MP1 GPU and is paired with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. For daily tasks, the Benco S1 Pro performs well, yet it struggles in gaming scenarios. When launching or switching apps, it exhibits decent speed but a noticeable animation lag might give the impression of slowness. The phone can feel faster if animations are disabled. In the realm of gaming, it falls short. Comparable phones with better gaming capabilities are easily found in this price bracket. Testing PUBG Mobile on Smooth graphics and Ultra frame rate settings yielded an average frame rate of 25 fps, which is notably below the expected 40fps and even below 30fps. Evidently, the Benco S1 Pro isn't optimized for gaming. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? Cameras At the rear, the Benco S1 Pro offers a trio of lenses: a 64MP wide at f/1.89, a 2MP macro at f/2.4, and an unspecified AI camera. Video options include 1080p@30fps. Flipping to the front, a 16MP f/2.0 lens handles selfies and videos at 1080p@30fps.
Blending cutting-edge technology and innovative design, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 'S' series has consistently set new benchmarks in the realm of premium tablets. The latest addition of this series, S9 Ultra, debuted on August 11, 2023. This device stands as a testament to Samsung's commitment to pushing the boundaries of tablet technology. With a bunch of exclusive features Tab S9 Ultra has thrown challenges to the rivals. Now, the question arises, can S9 Ultra compete with the iPad Pro? Let’s take a look into the specs, pros, cons and price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. Key Features of Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra Design Similar to the Tab S8 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra emerges as a colossal tablet that distinctly outshines its rivals. Despite its substantial dimensions measuring 12.85 by 8.21 by 0.22 inches, the device maintains a relatively lightweight profile, tipping the scales at just 1.61 pounds. Samsung has done a great job with this, and its Tab S9 Ultra is a full millimeter thinner than the iPad Pro 12.9. However, weighing only 1.5 pounds, it appears lighter than the S9 Ultra. Read more: Vivo V27 5G Review: Is it worth buying? The power and volume buttons are situated along the right edge of the tablet, oriented vertically. Positioned near the lower right corner is a microSD card slot. The rear side is adorned with dual rear-facing cameras and a magnetic strip designed to secure and charge the accompanying S Pen. Quad speakers are housed within, projecting sound through grilles running along the tablet's sides, coinciding with the singular USB-C port. Regrettably, the absence of a headphone jack is notable. All variations of the Galaxy Tab S9 come equipped with an IP68 waterproof certification, offering enhanced dust resistance compared to the previous year's Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. For those inclined to use tablets in poolside or beach settings, this represents a noteworthy upgrade over the prior model, alleviating concerns about potential damage to the device. Display The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra boasts a large 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, overshadowing the comparatively smaller 12.9-inch display of the iPad Pro. However, size alone doesn't necessarily equate to superiority in display quality. Read more: Oppo Reno10 5G Review: Is it a balanced phone? In terms of display benchmarks, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra and the latest iPad Pro stand closely aligned. Both devices offer similar brightness levels, with the Tab S9 Ultra achieving 592 nits (adaptive) and the iPad Pro hitting 591 nits (adaptive). The color reproduction also showcases a close match, as the Tab S9 Ultra covers 117.7% of the sRGB color gamut and 83.4% of the DCI-P3 color space in its Natural mode. This is complemented by an impressive Delta-E score of 0.17. In its Vivid mode, the Tab S9 Ultra pushes the boundaries even further with percentages of 181.7% for sRGB, 128.7% for DCI-P3, and a Delta-E score of 0.18. Evaluating the brightness factor, the Tab S9 Ultra manages to achieve commendable levels, especially when handling HDR content. The Tab S9 Ultra’s display is of a huge 1848 x 2960 pixels resolution which is incomparable to other market competitors. Performance and Software Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and running on Android 13, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra shares its chip and operating system with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Read more: Infinix GT 10 Pro 5G Review: Is it a capable gaming phone? The review unit of the Tab S9 Ultra, identical to the entry-level model, incorporates 12GB of RAM. This, combined with the swift Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm chip, results in impressive performance for an Android device. Nonetheless, it falls short of matching the performance level of the iPad Pro. Benchmark outcomes reveal the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra's capabilities. It scored commendable figures on the Geekbench 5 CPU benchmark, with 1,560 for single-core and 4,970 for multi-core performance. The tablet also managed a score of 14,722 and achieved 88 frames per second on the 3DMark WildLife Unlimited test, assessing graphics performance. While the iPad Pro outperformed the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra in these aspects, Samsung's tablet is still more than capable of handling demanding mobile games.