Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ proves how inefficient the Samsung fabrication process is. Higher clocks but 30% more efficient using TSMC

Yesterday, Qualcomm announced the new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ and the premium Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the first none-flagship chipset to implement the new Armv9 architecture we saw on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. While we don’t get the X1 or X2 cores, Qualcomm has implemented the … Read more

Honor Magic4 Pro Review

In November 2020, Huawei sold Honor which then allowed Honor to operate without the sanctions imposed on Huawei. In particular, this included using Google Play Service and all the apps within the Google Play Store and being able to source components from various hardware vendors, including Qualcomm and their 5G system on chips. Honor announced … Read more

Infinix NOTE 12 VIP & G96 Announced for $299 & $199 with impressive cameras & charge speeds

Infinix today released its all-new NOTE 12 Series that includes high-performance variants with the thinnest 120W Hyper Charge design, a sleek 6.7” FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera and more. The series includes two variants – the NOTE 12 VIP, NOTE 12 G96 that offer well rounded, innovative … Read more

The Main Benefits Of Getting A Refurbished iPhone

There is no denying that smartphones are getting expensive every year. The flagship smartphone from Apple has already breached the $1000 tier. For this reason, the market for refurbished iPhones is increasingly becoming more lucrative. Besides being a cost-effective effective solution for many buyers, refurbished phones are a safe option for people who damaged their … Read more

Honor Magic4 Pro vs OPPO Find X5 Pro & X3 Pro Benchmarks & Battery – Testing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs SD888

I have made this performance comparison purely because I am in the middle of reviewing both the Honor Magic4 Pro and the OPPO Find X5 Pro. Both these phones have a similar specification, so theoretically, they should provide similar performance, but software optimisation will likely make a difference. I have also added historical data from … Read more

ZTE Axon 40 Ultra Launched in China – New Sony IMX787 should provide a significant upgrade vs the excellent IMX766 & IMX686

The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra was announced yesterday in China, and I would expect a global launch in the new future. This has the potential to be one of the best phones of the year, especially for anyone that wants a superb camera on the phone. Sony IMX787 vs IMX766 vs IMX686 Camera Specification The … Read more

Realme GT 2 Camera Samples: Can it compete vs Pixel 6

I reviewed the Realme GT 2 back in February and was pleasantly surprised with it. The phone doesn’t have a massive upgrade from the original Realme GT, but the one big upgrade it its camera. Realme has adopted the same 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor used in other BBK Electronics brands phones. This includes the … Read more

ShiftCam ProGrip Review – DSLR style grip for photography on your phone

ShiftCam has adopted the famous photography saying of, “the best camera is the one that is always with you”. They made their name with a multi-lens case for the iPhone, which provided 6 camera-enhancing lenses in 1 convenient and portable iPhone case. They have an impressive set of lenses, including 60mm telephotos, 18mm wide-angle, fisheye, … Read more

Nothing Launcher Review – Initial Impressions & How to Install. Comparison vs Pixel 6 Launcher & Nova

If you thought the Nothing ear (1) marketing campaign was annoying, then you are going to be in for a bad time with the Nothing phone (1). Most companies keep things quiet until a few months or weeks out from launch, and then things “accidentally” start leaking. Not Nothing, they will be sending out weekly … Read more

Poco F4 GT vs Black Shark 5 Pro – A new affordable gaming phone from £500

Xiaomi sub-brand Poco has just announced its latest Poco F4 GT. It is an incredibly well-specced phone that is geared toward keen Android gamers thanks to its magnetic pop-up shoulder triggers. Specification Display: 6.67″ flat AMOLED DotDisplay, 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform RAM: 8GB or 12GB Storage: … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G global variant with MediaTek Dimensity 920 & 120W HyperCharge launches priced from $369 / £285

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ was announced in early March for the Indian market. It is now getting a global launch and will be available from the 6th of April. However, the global variant has a couple of significant changes compared to the Indian variant. The global model is launching with 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 920 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 Specification & Benchmarks Compared

This year, the mid-range of the market is becoming quite interesting. In recent years this segment of the market has improved a lot, in particular with both the chipset and display. More recently we have started to see more of a focus on camera performance. You can now pick up a mid range phone that … Read more

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