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Samsung Galaxy A30 Review

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The all-new Samsung Galaxy A series has proven to be an excellent lineup of offers starting from the budget SmartPhone A10 and going all the way to the upper-midrange A80. We Have already reviewed a bunch of those smartphones, but we are far from done yet – there are still so many of them left to be reviewed. And today we’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy A30  – an intriguing mixture of A40’s internals and A50’s display.

The Galaxy A (19) smartphones have got a couple of common features, and the A30 is no different – it has a glasstic body, a Super AMOLED screen, and a multi-camera setup that includes an ultra-wide-angle snapper. But this phone is sort of an oddball.

We guess at some point Samsung had this plan to arrange those models by price, but the Galaxy A30 does not seem to follow that particular arrangement as it is more expensive than the A40 model. And it makes sense to be that way since the Galaxy A30 packs a larger AMOLED and a Super Sized battery compared to the A40.

Samsung Galaxy A30
Samsung Galaxy A30

So, the Galaxy A30 is jam-packed with nice hardware – the 6.4″ Infinity-U AMOLED is among the best screens in the entire midrange class, there is a snappy enough Exynos chipset, a dual-camera on the back, a huge 4,000 mAh battery, and Samsung’s latest One UI on top of Pie OS.

Samsung Galaxy A30 specs

  • Body: Gorilla Glass 3 front, plastic frame and back;
  • Screen: 6.4″ Super AMOLED; 19.5:9 aspect ratio; FullHD+ (1080 x 2340 px)
  • Rear cameras: 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF; 5 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
  • Video capture: 1080p@30fps
  • Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, fixed-focus; 1080p video
  • Chipset: Exynos 7904 Octa (10nm), octa-core processor (2x Cortex-A73@1.8GHz + 6x Cortex-A53@1.6GHz), Mali-G71MP2 GPU.
  • Memory: 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage / 3GB of RAM + 32GB storage; Up to 512GB microSD card
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Samsung One UI on top
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Ion; 15W quick charge
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM options available; LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS + GLONASS + BDS; Bluetooth 5.0; FM radio
  • Misc: Single bottom-firing speaker, rear-mounted fingerprint reader

What’s not there is Just water-resistance. Indeed, water-resistance was the cornerstone for the Galaxy A series, but not anymore. None of the latest A phones comes with ingress protection, but they are not losing out any slots or jacks, so it’s a kind of a very good thing.

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Vivo Z1X Launched With 48MP Camera & In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

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Vivo India, after launching the Vivo Z1 in July, has just launched its beefed-up variant with a larger battery, 48 MP camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. From the looks of it, this budget buy is going to be a fan favorite.

Design and Display

Display-wise, we don’t see anything out of the ordinary. The smartphone features a typical 2019 smartphone glossy finish with the triple sensor rear camera vertically arranged on the top left.

The display is a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD+ (1080p+) resolution, waterdrop notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Internal and Storage

Talking about the internals, Vivo Z1X is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset top with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of built-in storage. The storage can be extended via a dedicated SD card slot.

Software-wise, the smartphone runs on FunTouch OS 9.1 skinned Android 9.0 Pie. It also comes with support for “enhanced gaming experiences” which, during gaming, allocate resources to the game and also offer 4D in-game vibrations.

Cameras

At the back, the Vivo Z1X features a triple sensor camera with a 48 MP primary lens, an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2 MP sensor for depth effects. The camera sensors feature night mode, live photo, slow-motion videos, AI beauty, HDR, etc.

For selfies, the smartphone features a 32 MP single sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Battery and Pricing

This mid-ranger is fueled by a 4500 mAh battery that is backed by 22.5 W charging.

The smartphone will be available for sale on 13th September at the following prices.

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage ~ $238
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~ $265

Vivo Z1X Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9.1
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB/ 128 GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP
    • Secondary: 32 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (in-display)
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Price:
    • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage ~ $238
    • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~ $265

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Samsung Galaxy M10s Spotted on Geekbench with Exynos 7885

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Samsung Galaxy m-series has gained huge popularity because of its demanding specification at affordable prices. Now the company is planning to expand its M-Series by launching Galaxy M10s. There were also some rumors surfaced online about the upcoming phone. But now, Samsung Galaxy M10s Spotted on Geekbench with Exynos 7885.

Samsung Galaxy M10s Launch is Imminent

As mentioned earlier, the phone will come with an Exynos 7885 chipset. This is the SoC present in many mid-range smartphones, last year. This year, when we have seen so many innovations and advancements in smartphones, this SoC is referred to the low-end smartphones. So, Galaxy M10s will be a low-end smartphone to grab the users who do not afford costly phones.

The listing reveals that it will have 3GB of RAM and run on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. These specs are pretty good for a low-end phone. As the phone appeared on Geekbench, so we can expect that it will launch soon. Hopefully, it will be available in October.

Although the company has not revealed any information regarding this device yet. But we will update you in case we get more useful information about it. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.

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Sony Xperia L3 Full Review

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Sony Introduced four smartphones at the last MWC in Barcelona, but it was easy to miss the cheapest of the quartet – the Sony Xperia L3. The Xperia one had the 4K and the sony’s first triple camera, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus brought 21:9 Cinemawide screens to the midrange, while the Xperia L3 seemingly had no trump card of its own. Well, let’s find out if that’s indeed the case or if there’s more to the entry-level handset than the launched ECS sheet recommends.

The Sony Xperia L3 is the maker’s cheapest 2019 smartphone, but unlike the previous L devices, this one seems more focused and appealing. The L3 has Sony’s latest design language and a trendy tall screen even though its aspect ratio is 18:9 and not 21:9.

Another cool feature raised from the more premium models is the side-mounted fingerprint reader. The side is one of the best ways to put a biometric scanner and has already proven to be very convenient and natural.

The main camera of the Xperia L3 is not Especially exciting with its 13MP sensor and f/2.2 lens, but it has a 2MP depth sensor for portraits and simulated bokeh.

Since the Helio P22 is one of the weakest chips on the market, but it might do just fine under that 720p display. We’ll find about that in a bit, but first, let’s take a thorough look at the specifications sheet.

Sony Xperia L3 specs

  • Body: Plastic unibody with “metallic finish”; Gorilla Glass 5 on front; 154 x 72 x 8.9 mm; 156 grams; Color options: Black, Silver, Gold
  • Screen: 5.7″ IPS; 18:9 aspect ratio; HD+
  • Rear cameras: Primary: 13MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm; 2MP depth sensor; 1080p video
  • Additional camera features: Contrast AF, ISO 3200 for photos and videos, Bokeh, 4x Clear Image Zoom (digital)
  • Front camera: 8MP, 83-degree super wide-angle, ISO 1600; 1080p video
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) chipset, octa-core processor (8×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53), PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM + 32GB storage; Up to 512GB microSD card support
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Battery: 3,300mAh Li-Ion; Smart STAMINA, Battery Care; USB Power Delivery compatibility
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM options available (market dependent); Cat.6 LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi; GPS + GLONASS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC; 3.5mm audio jack
  • Audio: Single bottom-firing speaker, Smart Amplifier
  • Misc: Side-mounted fingerprint reader

The Xperia L3 has some obvious omissions – the chipset we already discussed, but also the Android version is Oreo instead of Pie and there is no info if the L3 will ever get Android 9. And the phone isn’t shipping with a fast charger even though it supports USB-PD.

On a positive side, the Xperia L3 packs a Gorilla Glass 5 to keep the screen safe, there is a 3.5mm audio port, a MicroSD slot is present, and FM radio is supported, and we are sure a lot of people will appreciate those

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