Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung has made an impressive comeback through its new “A series” phones. Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the new mobiles launched in the market, giving out high – class experience with premium features like huge Super Amoled HD display, humongous battery, triple rear cameras and in-display fingerprint sensor. Bearing a little similar appearance as Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70 has an amazing refined polish back panel available in four colors – black, blue, pink and white offering 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The device has the largest display screen launched by Samsung till date – 6.7 inches with full HD resolution of 2400* 1080 pixels.

The phone comes with 3 classic cameras- 32MP rear camera, 8MP wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. The trio – cameras performs well with sun as well as without sun, giving out freakishly wonderful selfies and clear refined shots from back camera.  It is highly powerful while making creative slow motion videos with 720p resolution. The device is powered by Octa core – Snapdragon 675 processor, easy and quick to use – Android Pie software and 4500 mAh battery which lasts longer than ever, providing an apt service for day to day activities like calls and messages, as well as multi-purpose complex activities.

The phone is mainly made for multimedia and entertainment addicts, providing A1 experience while watching movies, videos on Netflix or while playing ultra graphic games likes PUBG or using entertainment apps like Tiktok and Snapchat. The other Galaxy series phones were made for mid-range buyers, but Galaxy A70, focuses mainly on upper mid-range buyers who shall not mind spending extra penny for sophisticated features of the phone. Hence, don’t have a second thought while swiping your debit card if you want to grab the high-level quality experience with Galaxy A70. 

Motorola Moto E5 Play

Mobile market is nowadays conquered by mid-range phones, fulfilling the needs of everyone to own a latest tech smart phone and when we talk about mid-range phones, the first brand which pops up in our minds is “MOTOROLA”. Moto E5 Play was launched in April 2018 covering a huge market amongst not-so-high-budget customers.

The Black Matte finish, Dual Sim Phone comes in 5.34 inches with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is expandable upto 128 storage, through a micro SD card. It has a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor working along with Android Oreo 8.1 software, making the phone known for its functionality rather than its display, giving a tough competition to phones with similar prices of Nokia, Gigaset, Vivo etc. The device also supports Bluetooth and 3.5-mm headphones, which works without any issues.

The hardware of the phone is kept simple with finger print reader in the middle and a protruding back camera of 8 MP and front facing camera of 5 MP. Despite considerable megapixels of the camera, phone clicks beautiful pictures in bright light, also the selfies are impressive. The phone is mainly known for its super low price and impressive par battery life, which is removable, unlike the recent phones launched by Motorola. It is a device, where you don’t have to compromise on its performance or its creditability or its life and would not regret in terms of its price.

Hence, highly recommendable if you are a buying a phone for a first time user and then pitch in for high priced phones, since it is highly compatible for normal and regular functions like watching movies on latest smart phone apps, surfing internet, download and use applications from play store, play games and other regular usage of phone. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If budget in not a notch for you, then Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best gadget you can hold with pride. With highly functional features and premium android functioning, this phone is definitely for top competitor. The Screen is 6.4 inches in size accompanied by 4000 mAh battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor. The massive storage area of 1 TB is so spacious to accumulate everything in just amazing Galaxy Note 9 gadget. The music audio facility with Dolby Atoms and UHQ upscaling is another major reason to opt for this Samsung Note 9.

The 12 MP Camera is Strong and works wonders even in low light, also the S pen works well with new powers via Bluetooth. The S pen gives you fluency in writing, editing, drawing and using all the tools and apps. You can open the camera app, flip the camera around and take a photo, all in a couple clicks and you can advance slides, play or fast-forward songs in a music player and shuffle through photos in a kind of gallery slideshow. Along with amazing specification, the Samsung Note 9 doesn’t hold back with appearance too, this phone is available in bold colors like blue and purple accompanied by eternal black and metallic copper pieces, globally.

One interesting and useful feature is the Note 9 uses a water carbon fiber cooling system to prevent overheating and deliver sustained high performance. However, talking about this powerful gadget, we did not find the in- screen finger print reader and 3D front facing camera. It also cannot handle the 5G data speed instantly which is expected to be boomed in 2019. So, if you are looking forward for these features then you might have to look for Galaxy S10 or other iphones and Oppo phones.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy 8 and 9 both are much popular from the brand and the S9+ with some minor improvements is surely leading the line. If you look around then the Galaxy s9+ is surely one of the best android phones available in the market.

Design

Samsung has started following the trend of design change with the S series models and the S9+ is the king of the line surely. This is a brilliant move of Samsung to combine the bigger body with a smaller screen and that worked really well with the phone. It made a few changes just but the phone is slimmer and the aluminum body is much better. This is also slightly heavier than the S9 one.

The prime design modification comes with the positioning of its fingerprint scanner. It is now not on the top of the phone’s camera sensor but below the camera sensor. That makes it much easier to handle.  But fingerprint sensor is quite small and you can miss the attempts if you are not used too with the matter.

The curved edge design is the main USP of the phone and glass back of the phone fits easily into your hand.

The back part comes with a clean and clear look at the heart rate and dual camera system. The colors are classy but smudge magnet.

The Bixby button is there below the volume key and you will get the lot switch at the other side of it. This is the virtual assistant that you use to go for the voice command but otherwise, you can turn it off.

Like the other Samsung phones, this phone is packed with features like the water resistant body, micro SD card slot, haptic feedback button, wireless PMA charging and also the 3.5 mm headphone jack. You will get the hybrid sim slot so that you will be able to use two sims or one sim and a micro SD card in the panel.

12+12 MP dual camera is excellent to take pictures and much-improved portrait mode is there to take the finest pictures. 8 MP selfie camera is also coupled with the phone.

Pros

High-end design

Perfect in size and easy to hold in your hand

Improved portrait mode

Wireless charging

3.5 mm jack

Cons

The display is not that good

Hybrid sim slot

This is surely a next generation from Samsung with power-packed features and much improved than the predecessors.

Sony Xperia XZ1





In true Sony style, this Android smartphone was presented at IFA in Berlin flanked by a smaller and less powerful version, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, for those looking for a cheaper option.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 has a nice and elegant aesthetic with beveled edges and rounded sides reminiscent of a vintage model, the internal specifications are excellent in line with the best smartphones on the market at the moment.

The specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ1:

  • Screen: 5.2 inch-1,920 x 1,080
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Room: 23-megapixel F/2.0
  • Release date: September 2017
  • Price: €699

Main Features:

The first thing you notice is the 5.2 inch FULL HD display ie 1,920 x 1,080 px HDR with bright and clear front, the processor is great that has nothing to envy to competitors like the Samsung Galaxy 8, has a built-in storage from 64 GB , it also boasts a 4GB Ram and a fast Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

The 23 megapixel camera with f/1.7 diaphragm is equipped with motion Eye Smart, a function that allows the realization of videos in super slow motion, in addition to the function sensitive to smiles or a particular movement (Predictive Capture) and the 3d scan, is discreet in all light conditions, but what impresses of this room is the post-production function.

The only negative notes related to the Sony Xperia XZ1 are:

  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Battery size compared to previous model

Oppo R11

For lovers of selfies this well-known Chinese brand has made the most interesting of the dual camera smartphones with 20 and 16 megapixels.

The design of this phone is very similar to the iphone 7 Plus, elegant and handy.

The Oppo R11 specs:

  • Screen: 5.5 inch – 1,920 x 1,080 px at 401ppi
  • CPU: Octa-core Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Room: 20 – F/2.6 megapixels
  • Release date: June 2017
  • Price: €430

Main Features Oppo R11:

The new Oppo R11 has as its distinctive trait the rear camera of 20 megapixels with a sensor f/2.6 and front of 16 megapixels with an excellent F/1.7 sensor for the fans of the selfie, both for the portrait function and for the bokeh effect of this camera made by Sony.

Video recording in 1080p is of good quality.

A second important feature of this smartphone is the 5.5 inch Amoled display of good quality with bright colors and not overly saturated.

The processor is great, it guarantees speed and you are not experiencing problems, it has an internal 64GB memory expandable and 4GB RAM competing with other mid-range smartphones.

Also the possibility to use dual sim, a good battery life and one of the best charger in circulation for charging speed.

Maybe the price is a too high for what is offered.

Negative notes of Oppo R11:

  • Non-excellent performance
  • Poor software Experience
  • Non-reliable phone connection
  • Smudging on the screen

OnePlus 3

The smartphone OnePlus 3 is presented in a new construction for the Chinese brand, entirely in metal with a more smart design and thinned in competition with the other cell of the same range.

The OnePlus 3 Specifications:

  • Screen: 5.5 inch – 1,920 x 1,080 px
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Room: 16 – F/2 Megapixels
  • Release date: 2016
  • Price: €200

Main Features OnePlus 3:

The 5.5-inch display is AMOLED in Full HD, adapts well to natural light, has bright colors and excellent brightness, neo of this display is given by whites that tend to green.

The processor present in the OnePlus 3 is excellent, fast both in reading and writing, with a RAM of 6GB and an internal memory of 64GB that unfortunately is not expandable because it lacks the slot for the MicroSD, in compensation there is the possibility to use two Sims simultaneously.

The camera has nothing to envy to competitors, with as much as 16 megapixels and an aperture from F/2 offers great shots in all light conditions, a good focus and a great shutter speed.

For photography enthusiasts the ability to save photos in RAW is an important feature. The quality of the videos is not as good as that of the photos, but still of good quality with the possibility of recording at 4k.

Further strength of the OnePlus 3 is the price that in its category is very competitive.

Negative Notes of OnePlus 3:

  • No MicroSD slot
  • Improved camera

Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 has excellent features especially in terms of room, which is double sensor and a QHD display with perfect size, this however is not enough to make it the perfect cellphone, but a good phone definitely.

Nokia 8 Specifications:

  • Screen: 5.3 inch-2,560 x 1440 px
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Room: 13-megapixel
  • Release date: August 2017
  • Price: €599

Main Features:

The design of the Nokia 8 is one of the key elements of this smartphone, and surely it can be defined as one of the most beautiful phones with the Nokia brand, if not the most beautiful ever.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is great and has had a great success in the best smartphones this year, powerful and fast, with a memory of 64 GB and a Ram of 4GB or 6GB.

The Nokia 8 has a double sensor camera, the rear one is capable of taking “bokeh” images with an attractive background blur, also uses an RGB and monochrome tandem sensor for better photography in the absence of sufficient light.

Among other features is the new Bothié mode, which is able to use both the front and rear façade of the cameras at the same time, so you can capture what is behind the phone as well as the one that is opposite.

Do not forget the function Nokia OZO 3d Audio Capture Tech, which should allow the creation of an even more immersive video.

Nokia 8 Negative Notes:

  • No unique feature
  • Price

Moto G5 Plus

The new bike G5 Plus looks like the improved version of the previous model and it turns out to be one of the best mid-range smartphones currently on the market.

The G5 Plus bike differs from the G5 not so much for the screen size as for the technical specifications.

The G5 Plus is aesthetically pleasing and easy to handle, is coated in metal with diamond cut finish, is water resistant and is available in gold and grey lunar colors, its strength is given above all by the excellent quality-price ratio from Camera.

The specifications of the Lenovo Moto G5 Plus:

  • Screen: 5.2 inch-1,920 x 1,080
  • CPU: 2.0 Ghz octa-core processor
  • RAM: 2GB or 3GB
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Camera: 12-megapixel with autofocus, auto HDR, LED Flash/1080p HD Video
  • Release date: 2017
  • Price: From €230

Key features of Lenovo Moto G5 Plus:

First of all we analyze the display of 5.2 inches i.e. 1,920 x 1,080 px IPS with accurate and detailed colors especially in the vibrating screen mode.

The processor has an impressive speed for a mid-range smartphone, it has an internal memory that starts from 32 GB up to 64GB and a 2GB or 3GB RAM.

The camera of the Moto G5 Plus has the same features as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and that is 12 megapixels and an F/1.7 aperture equipped with automatic detection phase. Videos can be recorded with 1080p HD resolution and 30 frames per second with digital stabilizer.

The only negative notes for the Lenovo Moto G5 Plus are:

  • Design not improved
  • Average battery life
  • Battery is not removable

LG Stylus 3

The LG-branded Stylus 3 smartphone comes with an appealing and elegant style as well as being powerful and very practical and extremely thin, only 4 mm.

LG Stylus 3 Specifications:

  • Screen: 5.7 inch – 1,280 x 720 px
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal memory: 16GB
  • Room: 13 – F/2.2 megapixels
  • Release date: March 2017
  • Price: €200

Key Features LG Stylus 3:

One of the most attractive features of this smartphone is the 5.7-inch slim and handy display with HD resolution.

It comes with the fingerprint sensor that allows a high level of privacy security.

It uses the Octacore Snapdragon 435 processor which is a good processor, accompanied by an internal memory of 16GB and a 3GB RAM. The internal memory is expandable up to 2TB capacity.

The camera of the LG Stylus 3 has a 13 megapixel rear camera is capable of shooting and capturing the moment as it was experienced, it has a 2.5/7.77 cm sensor that from brilliance to shots, as well as having a very bright lens with aperture f/2.2 in able to maintain a good image quality in all light conditions, even with low brightness the photos will be clear and crisp.

The 8-megapixel front camera ensures clear and crisp selfie also thanks to the self-timer function.

Another point of strength of the LG Stylus 3 is the removable battery from 3200mAh and the dual sim function that offers the possibility to use two Sims simultaneously.