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Huawei’s 2019 Y9 – First Look

Huawei’s new Y9 (2019) features a massive 6.5″ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340. The device packs an octa-core processor (Hisilicon Kirin 710 – 2.2 GHz quad-core, 1.7 GHz quad-core) paired with a 4 or 6 GB RAM, and a 64 or 128 GB storage. The Y9 is priced at about $270 and has a decent specs sheet for a budget phone. I will be using the Y9 for some time and provide a full review on how I feel about it and everything it provides.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Hands-On Review

Xiaomi, just like many other Chinese companies, is well-known for providing flagship specs at affordable prices along with well-performing budget phones. So let’s put this to the test… I have used Xiaomi’s Mi A2 Lite as my daily driver for about 3 weeks, and here is my review of what it has to offer!

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Galaxy Note 9 – specs and features

Since the Note 7 debacle, we have seen Samsung take the safe road with their Note line-up, but here they are again pushing boundaries again like we’ve known them to do. The company is slightly behind competitors, but they should continue on this track with next year’s Galaxy S10 if they expect to remain ahead in the global smartphone market.

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Galaxy Note 9 launch and Apple’s mid-range phone delayed

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A month ago it seemed like Samsung was going to launch the Note 9, codenamed the Crown, ahead of time this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Samsung’s Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-Yong, has recently demanded the reduction of the display’s thickness by 0.5mm. That does raise one concern, will a thinner display be easier to crack? The reason this change was requested was that Lee Jae-Yong was touring the distribution centers of Oppo and Vivo, and preferred the feel of holding and using their thinner displays. This delay means that the Note 9 launch date will be pushed back to August.

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OnePlus 6: specifications and features

Unlike last year, this time OnePlus made sure to adopt the new trending design of the year right from the start. Unfortunately, this trending design is none other than the notorious Notch design. On the other hand, the phone’s specifications and pricing are nothing short than troubling for all competing brands.

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Galaxy S9: Slow-Mo approved!

The S9 and S9 Plus have been in the market for a couple of months now and they have been receiving very good reviews. Two features that are continuously highlighted when discussing the two phones are the Super-Slow-Mo and the mechanical variable aperture. My initial impression when looking at the two new phones was that Samsung should have provided more to win the market this year, but it seems that the phones excelled at what was provided that it still manages to grab attention among fierce competition.

Samsung has been teaming up with Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, the two guys behind the famous YouTube Channel also known as “The Slow Mo Guys”, since the release of the two devices to provide users with a better understanding of the Super Slow-mo feature.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, has been known to release flagship devices at a more affordable price than the competition. But the company isn’t only known for their smartphones as their products include TVs, smartwatches, action cameras and much more. Most recently, the company announced their newest flagship, the Mi Mix 2S, an updated version of last year’s Mi Mix 2. Below is a full review of the device provided by Android Central. 

Written by Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: A great alternative to the notch

The Mi Mix 2S runs the fastest chip available today and offers a new powerful new dual camera setup.

Xiaomi unveiled its first bezel-less phone back in 2016 with the Mi Mix, introducing a radical design that saw the front camera module moved to the bottom bar, with three sides of the display featuring ultra-thin bezels. The Chinese manufacturer refined that design with last year’s Mi Mix 2, sticking to a similar design aesthetic but decreasing the screen size to a more manageable 5.99 inches (from 6.44 inches).Xiaomi also got rid of the piezoelectric driver that was used in the first-gen Mi Mix, instead rolling out a regular earpiece that doubled up as a secondary speaker.

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Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – First Impressions

Usually I leave my impressions and opinions of the devices until the end of my posts, but not today. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are really great phones and they do bring a lot to the table, but if you own a Galaxy S8 or a Note 8, then it isn’t much of an upgrade. Let’s get started…

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