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Motorola Moto Z4 Full Review

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Motorola is now back with its Z-series for and additional year. Its design, in fact, is largely borrowed from the very first Moto Z that was launched back in 2016. Rather than keeping the Moto Z4 as the brand’s flagship device, Motorola decided to launch the Moto Z4 as a midrange smartphone while the Z3 was really a refresh of the Moto Z2.

Back with the Moto Z3, Motorola used a previous generation flagship chipset – the Snapdragon 835 from the Z2. With the Z4, Motorola didn’t even go with a high-end chipset. instead, It decided to go with a mid-range Snapdragon 675 processor, which points to a midrange positioning of the device.

Moto Z4

On paper, the Moto Z4 feels like it should just be the Moto Z4 Play, but as Motorola has done in the previous years, Moto didn’t release a “Play” variant of the Moto Z4, which they usually announce a few weeks before announcing the main Z-variant. Although the Moto Z4 has some updates in the current trends of the smartphone industry like the in-display fingerprint scanner and a high-resolution 48MP camera, there’s a significant change in the category of devices that Motorola aims to compete with.

Moto Z4 specs

  • Body: 6000 series aluminum frame with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3; P2i splash-proof nano-coating
  • Screen: 6.39″ OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 px) resolution; 403 ppi; protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • Main camera: 48MP f/1.7 aperture; 0.8 micron pixels; OIS ; Phase-detection autofocus; Dual-tone LED flash
  • Front camera: 25MP notch camera, f/2.0; 0.9 micron pixels
  • Video capture: 2160p @ 30fps; 1080p @ 30fps/60fps
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675; Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) paired with Adreno 612 CPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage; expandable via microSD
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with Moto Experiences
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh lithium-ion battery; Moto Turbo Power 18W
  • Connectivity: 5G-capable via Verizon 5G Moto Mod; LTE Cat. 13 up (150Mbps theoretical), Cat 15 down (600Mbps theoretical); Bluetooth 5.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, upward-facing loudspeaker
  • Misc: Moto Mod interface; FM Radio; 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C 3.1 with OTG and HDMI out; in display fingerprint scanner

The Z4’s display is finally near-bezelless despite it having the same size as the original. There’s also a large 3,700 mAh battery here, which combined with the 6.39-inch OLED and power-efficient Snapdragon 675 should have a pretty impressive battery life scores.

Motorola hasn’t released a fully-spec’d out the smartphone for a couple of years now and it looks like this pattern will continue for a little longer. With rumors of a re-release of the foldable Moto RAZR phone, Motorola is slowly taking focus away from the Z series as the flagship it once was. Today, the Moto Z lineup is Motorola’s only 5G-supported lineup and the 5G Mod only works for Verizon in the United States.

Even so, with the Moto Z4, Motorola is still keeping the modular Moto Mod platform alive. The Z4 is identical in its footprint to the first Moto Z Droid so that all Moto Mods made up till date are still compatible with the Z4, albeit without the exact fitment.

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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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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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