Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Infinix Hot 10 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

INTRODUCTION

This article has been carefully written based on the Newest released smartphone from Infinix Mobile under TRANSSION HOLDINGS. This is a gaming centric device that is believed to perform excellently well. But as we journey along this full review of the Infinix Hot 10, we will see if all the hype is worth it.

Permit me to remind you as usual on the fact that infinix and Tecno releases same device around same period of time. The only Differences is the branding logo and colour change that's it. So if you are not careful enough to go through various Reviews I have written on this blog, you mind end up buying the same device multiple times without knowing. And the circle continues on and on again.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Tecno Spark 6 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

 INTRODUCTION


After the release of Tecno spark 5 last year, Tecno has just released an upgraded version with the new Tecno spark 6. This is not Tecno spark 6 air please take note.
The OEM popular know has Tecno is still hot in the market. Producing and releasing smartphones almost on a monthly basis.

After the released of Tecno Camon 16 premier, then came the Tecno POVA and now the Tecno spark 6 all in September, 2020.

Tecno POVA - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

 

TRANSSION HOLDINGS under one of its sub-brand know as TECNO has just announced and released another device in September, 2020. After going through their website and the Chipset company used, I then decided to drop this review and it's full Specifications as it is hot. Don't forget that the Tecno Camon 16 premier  is still making waves and has not even gotten to every corner yet in NIGERIA.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

An eye Opener Before Buying a New Smartphone: Should I Dump My Current Phone For The Latest Device?

 
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Hey guys, in this article I will be writing series of articles regarding some of the peculiar Questions and problems I have been facing from peers and friends alike.

This are Questions that bothers my heart anytime I hear someone saying something contrary to the fact on the reason for getting a particular Mobile phone across all brands.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Samsung A51 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

In this article, Samsung A series are astonishingly great devices targeted at the mid range users. Some of which include the Samsung A11, Samsung A21s, Samsung A31 just to mention a few. Others in this Ranks is the expected Samsung M51 which I recently made a review about Here and will soon be available in Nigeria.


Actually Samsung mobile has not been leaving any stone unturned when it comes to mobile at all class or needful to say all levels. You just have to pick or select any device that suits you based on the Most Important Features you want or need from a device.


As the name suggest this is Samsung A51 that was Released December ending 2019. Indirectly we could say it was Samsung’s happy new year 2020 device. And I can tell you that this device based its function is a device to vouch for.


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Quickly I think the most amazing part of this device is its Super Amoled Display coupled with the Exynos micro processor.

 

In summary the Key Specs

SCREEN = 6.5" 1080 x 2400 pixels

WEIGHT = 180 g

MAIN CAMERA = 48MP 108)p

PLATFORM = Android 10.0, Android OneUI 2.0

RAM = 4/6/8 GB RAM

STORAGE = 64/128GB

CHIPSET = Exynos 9611 Octa-core processor

BATTERY SIZE = 4000 mAh Li-Po

FULL REVIEW OF SAMSUNG A51

DISPLAY

Sincerely speaking the large display of this device added beauty to it. It has a giant 6.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the capability of displaying 16M colors This screen size is wide enough to carry out any task that is screen reliant smoothly and clearly without hitches whatsoever. And guys in 2020 screen sizes is not the problem any longer as almost all OEMs have embraced the large screen size ideas.

Most importantly is the ability of Samsung to be able to set this device at an approximately 88% screen-to-body ratio, making this devices bezel to be minimal with just a 12% fraction. It is an incredible design from Samsung.


The screen resolution is the well-known 1080 x 2400 pixels that suits the large display embedded into this phone along with a 405 ppi density.


ALSO READ@>> Redmi Note 9 - Complete Review/Guide to The Redmi Note 9 (Global) PROS & CONS (Before you Buy)


Furthermore in its ranks of display is one of the undisputable best displays you could get on any category of smartphones worldwide. The Super Amoled Screen display which is quite expensive but clearer and attractive to be looked upon. Listen, I did not say just Amoled, But SUPER AMOLED DISPLAY. I can tell you plainly that once an individual is used to an Amoled screen displays, It could be difficult for the individual to switch to other kinds of display. Lets say LCD displays.


Based on this you could expect quite a high price on this device not because of any other factor but reasons due to the Super Amoled screen used. And please try to protect your device’s screen because if it peradventure develop any screen fault, then prepare to cough out about N50,000 in Nigeria for this screen. That’s how expensive it is.


Corning Gorilla Glass 3 was used as a shield and protection on this screen. I would have expected Samsung to do better in this expect when Xiaomi devices are busy debuting with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 not only in the front but at the back also. But at least there is a bit of a protection.


My remarks on this screen is very simple. It is excellent, beating almost all devices in its ranks.


  CHIPSET OR MICROPROCESSOR

Samsung are in the habit of switching chipsets on their smartphones especially the global variants. They sometimes use their own Exynos chipset and often times uses the Snapdragon chipsets, reasons best known to them though.

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But in all either of the brands chipset is good and should be reckon with when compared to others. The Exynos 9611 chipset is said to utilises the same 10nm process as its predecessor which in terms of power efficiency is not really the best. It comes fabricated with four Cortex A73 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.3GHz as well as four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz maximum all under the central processing unit known as the CPU, in a 64-bit octa-core processor arrangement. The has a graphics processor called the Mali G72 which is mostly responsible for hard tasks like gaming and so on.


Most people are busy comparing this processor with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and 9 pro Snapdragon 720G, but they are wrong because its functions and capabilities outweighs that of the Exynos 9611 by far. We could only compare this chipset with the Snapdragon 665 used on Redmi Note 8  a year ago.


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 Although its efficiency level surpasses that of SD 665 by 5% points only. So you can see that they are almost the same. Also in terms of power efficiency the semi conductor chipset is 1nm smaller meaning their power consumption is almost but just the same.


My verdict on this device in terms of chipset performance is that you could pick Redmi Note 8   over this or vice versa expect if you will be selecting based on screen display type or probably a larger screen.


In terms of comparisons side by side Redmi Note 8  and Samsung A51  speed and performance were just equal. But I will leave this comparison issue fully in my next article. Do check back.


STORAGE AND RAM

Internal Storage: In the storage department, this Samsung A51  comes with multiple or different variants. These include the 64GB and 128GB variants. These are the basic storage requirements on an android device and users should have no reason to worry due to the fact that the phone also has a dedicated SD card slot for and addition or extension of the storage facility.


RAM: It has almost three different RAM configurations, these include 4GB, 6GB and 8GB with different internal memory configurations. The one easily seen in Nigeria is the 128GB 4GB RAM.

64GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 6GB RAM,

128GB 8GB RAM

The device also has a UFS 2.0 technology which enhances high speed data reading and transfer from this device to either a computer or reading data from SD cards. 


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BATTERY

Guys, a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery is the power source or shall I say power bank supporting this great device. The same battery size used on Redmi Note 8. This should serve in its own ranks as usual. But do not expect an all day standby support if you are a heavy user. Because these batteries these days tends to disappoint. With a 6.5 inch display and a SUPER AMOLED display, guys expect battery draining on this device because all these requires power to maintain.

From user experience point of view it lasted about 12 hours of continuous uninterrupted heavy usage. Mind you minus game play. During gamin this phone was able to serve me for 6 hours of online gaming such as PES 2020 and PUGB at least you know the rest. 


Still in this department, I have to speak on the charging speed. Samsung A51  is capable of Charging fast capped at 15W maximum while the Redmi Note 8   charges at 18W maximum but with a 10W charger out of the box though.


As a moderate user this device is a great one and a prospective user doesn’t have to think twice in some aspect before accepting the terms of the phone.


CAMERA PERFORMANCE

THE REAR CAMERA: Guys this is not the official article where I compare this Samsung A51  to Redmi Note 8  but in summary I would like to say that when you see this Samsung device, in a way you have seen the Redmi Note 8  also.


The rear camera setup are arranged in an L-shaped format with the LED flash in between. They are Quad camera setup as follows; 48 MP, which is responsible for covering (wide) areas producing one of the best photos. 12 MP, at 123˚ (ultrawide) angle coverage which is as good as anything. Then you have the 5 MP, for macro photo and the last 5 MP, for depth sensing. It Features a LED flash, panorama mode and an HDR output. In terms of Video, it supports a 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps and a  gyro-EIS.

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SELFIE CAMERA

The front facing camera is a Single 32 MP camera generous enough to be used as a selfie camera. It performs the regular wide functions when taking photos. It also features and HDR with a Video recording feature set at 1080p@30fps.

I was really impressed with the camera sample photos taken before now and I can tell you that they were as sharp as you can think. Thanks to one of the best android UI called the oneUI.


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BODY BUILD

Sincerely speaking I love phones with almost no bazels, and this device promises that. The design of the body is absolutely premium in nature and cannot be under rated. It has a dimensions of 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm  that is (6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 in) in size. It has a weight of about 172 g without casing which later increased to about 180 g with a case attached. As earlier mentioned the screen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a plastic back and a plastic frame. I don’t really like the plastic used on the back but on the frame it is manageable. So there you have it in terms of body build.

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PLATFORM OR OS

This phone is currently operating under the Android operating system called Android 10 with a customize One UI 2.1.  One of the best UI around which has almost a perfect optimization along with a smooth performance capabilities attached. As a user, you could expect a monthly system update and possibly an entire Android upgrade as it is with the trend with Samsung company.  


CONNECTIVITY

Samsung A51  supports the following technology, GSM, HSPA and  LTE. 2G bands has dual-SIM model only. 3G HSDPA supports bands like the  850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 And the 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66 which Nigeria Networks supports.


Other connectivity include the WLAN Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, a GPS support, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BDS. Others include the availability of NFC, an FM radio and a USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 with a  reversible connector, USB On-The-Go.


EXTRA FEATURES

There is a Fingerprint sensor  (under display, optical sensor) that is very fast in responding, it is the most secured form of security you could get. But being an under display most times it was failing to read data. Other options of security include the pattern, password, pin and face recognition. It also has a typing accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.


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COLOURS

Whichever colours you decided on picking it is alright. The colours in question include Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Pink. So there they are folks.

 

PRICE

The current price for the 4gGB RAM, 128GB ROM variant is N122, 000 in Nigeria. That is a very hug price to say the least guys. But I believe that this price point is due to the SUPER AMOLED DISPLAY attached to this device.

WHERE TO BUY In Nigeria

This device is being sold in many outlet in Nigeria, but you can from the comfort of your home purchase this device from Jumia Here  or Konga Here  online malls And would be delivered to your doorstep.


CONCLUSIONS

My final verdict on this device is that up to the price everything was good. But the price might tip potential suitors off. But I wont totally blame Samsung because of the SUPER AMOLED display used on this device, it has to be expensive but I feel they could have done better in terms of price.

So there you have it. A great Samsung A51  device with its own unique calibrations and features.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Nokia 7.2 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

This is the Review of the Nokia 7.2. It has for a while now been making it's fans happy. But what really makes this device unique from others?
It is a device that was launched September, 2019 and with its hype around I decided to obtain a unit to give Nokia a trail because as always a trial Will convince you.

I have been with Nokia as an OEM for decades not until they sold their birthright to Lumia controlled by Microsoft and then many of us had to switch to other brands since Nokia  originally rejected Android as an OS and aligning themselves with Lumia.
But they are back couple of years ago and are making waves around the globe and Nigeria with their new devices.

So what does Nokia 7.2 has over other devices from other brands? Journey with me as I unleashed my review based on user experience.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gionee S12 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 
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INTRODUCTION TO THE Gionee S12


Gone are the days around 2014 to 2017 when Gionee became the bone of contention as one of the best brands in Nigeria at the time. Real phone expects and high end usage often chose Gionee Devices over the likes of Samsung, iPhones and Nokia as the top leading contenders at that time.

Devices which catapulted Gionee to limelight include the likes of Gionee M5, M5 Plus, Gionee M6. M6 plus, Gionee M7 power etc But gradually Gionee began to fizzle out reasons best known the the OEM.

As at 2019, Gionee began to find their bearings and as am talking to you right now, the market value of Gionee in Nigeria has dwindled drastically which would take a very long time for them to regain their lost glory.

After making a Review on factors and features to consider before buying a mobile device in 2020, I believe that the New Gionee S12 has all it takes to be considered as either the main phone or an alternative mobile device.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

Recently I orchestrated the Redmi K30 Review, Its Specifications, Comparisons and current Price in Nigeria. And the device happens to be a good deal. Because you could in a way Compare It with this Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC  device which am reviewing below and  with  Samsung M51

So the questions to ask here today are;

What is Poco X3 NFC?

Why so much hype around the globe about the device?

In what category can we rate this New smartphone with the remaining devices currently circulating in the market?

These and More are some specific answers we would be answering today.

 

Redmi K30 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

 

Welcome to the Redmi K30 Review, Specifications, Comparisons and current Price in Nigeria. Would this device be a good deal? because you could in a way Compare this device with  Samsung M51

  • How does It performs side by side with devices closed to it?
  • These and more are questions we need to answer as i review this device based on ser experience.

INTRODUCTION TO THE REDMI K30

Even though this device was launched December 2019, We could assume that this is a 2020 level device. The processor used on this device is a powerful one and only few devices in 2020 are using this Processor. 
The Redmi K30 is a powerful mid range mobile phone that has a flagship functionality level.
This is a very beautiful device and based on performance, this device standard cannot be over emphasized. 
Join me as I formally review device after a long time of usage.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Oppo A92 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

Oppo A92 - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria 

Greetings to  you all as I bring to your pleasure good tidings in the form of Oppo A92.

Currently like I used to say “Oppo OEM are still gaining grounds in Nigeria when you consider OEMs like Tecno, Infinix, Itel mobile, Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, Nokia etc”.

What I can say about them is that they are trying their best to see that they produce Mid range flagship devices that could suit the needs of Nigerians. But the only challenge here is that there devices are not always budget friendly maybe due to sponsorship and endorsement deals signed with celebrities, in a way they have to recoup their money back and I can say maybe via their products.

With that being said permit me to venture into the Review of The Oppo A92 properly.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Oppo Realme C3 - Complete Review, Specifications & Price - Based on User Experience

 

This is the OPPO Realme C3 complete review based on features, usage statistics, it's performance and it's stand out points.

  • SUMMARILY
  • Screen size = 6.5" 720 x 1560 pixels
  • Main Camera = 12MP 1080p
  • RAM & CHIPSET = 2-4GB RAM Helio G70 Octa-core processor
  • BATTERY SIZE = 5000mAh Li-Po

TECNO Spark 5 - Complete Review/Price/Guide After Several Months Of Usage

 

 TECNO Spark 5 - Complete Review/Guide to Tecno Spark 5(Global) PROS & CONS (Before you Buy)



Introduction:


Tecno Spark 5 is a mobile phone and device that was launched late 2019 specifically as a Low end budget phone. This device promises a great deal of smooth function based on its ability and capabilities as regards the microprocessor.

This device is running on the MediaTek Helio A22 Chipset. If correctly optimized could perform wonders.

    • Tecno spark 5 in summary 

    • Screen size = 6.6" 720x1600 pixels
    • Main Camera = 13MP 1080p
    • RAM & CHIPSET = 2GB RAM Helio A22 Octa-core processor
    • BATTERY SIZE = 5000mAh Li-Po

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Airtel Nigeria Unlimited Ultra Bundle Plan - All You Need To Know (Updated)

 

What is Airtel Router bundles ?

According to Airtel Nigeria, Airtel Router bundles are special data plans designed specifically for routers to deliver super fast internet experience on 4G network in locations that have 4G coverage. The bundles are locked to Airtel Router on 4G network, meaning that the data cannot be consumed outside of Airtel 4G coverage area.


So if you paraventure happens to purchase this you should be aware of it's limitations hence the need for this post


As defined whenever you are outside the perimeter or zones having the Airtel 4G network then your subscription and Router becomes useless and valueless.


The Question you need to ask your self is this; How many states in Nigeria are currently having the Airtel 4G network coverage no to mention Globacom, Etisalat NG and MTN Nigeria that are all struggling in terms of upgrading to 4G network too?


Additionally, even the 3G network coverage in Nigeria is nothing to write home about. If it's available, then there will be poor signal strength. Most times 3G speed from all the Service providers in Nigeria is very poor. Hardly would you get at least 1 megabytes per second speed.


My point is when purchasing this Router ensure you strictly follow the instructions and read the terms attached to avoid stories that touch.
In all this Router will assist those with heavy task on the internet that involves streaming or uploading data's and files of very large size.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Is This What You Have been Waiting For? Complete Review/Guide to the Beast - Samsung Galaxy M51 A Mid-Ranger in a Premium Outfit starting price N165, 000 in Nigeria ($425)



A lovely moment with you guys. This is the Samsung Galaxy M51 Complete review. Its PROS and CONS While Samsung Galaxy M51 was released Second week of September it may interest you to know that recently I was able to talk about  Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 the presumed upgrade to Redmi Note 8 that was released a year ago.
 
As it was with  the new Redmi Note 9S and the almighty Redmi Note 9 Pro. Practically speaking Samsung  Galaxy M51 can only be compared with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi K30 and  NOT K30 Pro since they are not using the same processor while the like of  Redmi Note 8 Pro should be competing with the likes of Infinix Zero 8 and Tecno Camon 16 PREMIER.

 

This device has all it takes to be named a flagship mid-range device. it is unique, fantastic with premium design and feel in the hand. It is entirely different but closely related to Redmi Note 9S  and Redmi Note 9 Pro but definitely better in terms of processor. You can check out my comparisons in the forum. 

Samsung Galaxy M51 is our main focus today and it is a killer  mid range monstrous device with a premium feel all over. This device is a beast of its kind fabricated with a whopping 7000mAh battery which is one of the key focal point of this device.


As it is with Samsung devices hardly will you find a battery capacity above the 4000mAh mark but the jink has been broken with this device as it promises a great deal of success in all ramifications.


What’s it with this phone? And how does this device relates and performs when it is compared with others? Join me as I take you round the  review process.

 

DISPLAY

 

This device carries a hug 6.7inch display almost what is found in the like of Redmi Note 9S and Note 9 Pro. A 1080 by 2340 pixel display with a 385 ppi display density. 

the screen at this time is not the popularly known LCD screens nor just the AMOLED display, but at this time it carries a giant SUPER AMOLED display screen one of the best displays around till date.  the kind of displays found on most flagship and mid range xiaomi devices. 

This is not a bad addition at all because the user of this product would and will conveniently enjoy this display in terms of movies at HD levels, Gaming, Photography and in general the overall text look of the screen. 

with this display am sure the Amoled lovers would in a way find it difficult on which device to choose out of the range of prominent devices after its kind. 

In all, this is a display to cherish and enjoy as the score here is Excellent.


CHIPSET/PROCESSOR

This area of discussion is always important to Tech-Gurus or permit me to used the word tech-Savvy individuals especially those in need for speed, efficiency, Reliability, performance and productivity. 

The Snapdragon 730G (8nm) is a notorious processor when compared with other brands in its range of fabrications. this is the immediate successor to the Snapdragon 720G used in Redmi Note 9S and Its Pro counterpart. 
Due to its 8 nanometre nature this chipset is a power saving Chipset. Accompanied with an Octa-core processors made of gold and silver sufficient for efficiency. 

Adreno 618 GPU is attached to it mainly for heavy duty task and power demanding activities. Meaning this device should play all the games you can think of conveniently without hitches or lagging in any way.



But you should know that this chipset is 4G supported only as it does not have the 5G modern installed into it. So if you are in an environment with 5G network am afraid you have to settle for less.



PLATFORM/MEMORY

 The Well known Samsung's oneUI is skinned on the normal android 10 version. 
this is the next android version to the latest which is Android 11.
In terms of performance and smoothness the oneUI has added an extra layer of performance to this behemoth beast in the form of a smartphone device. 

And as it is with the trend on Samsung devices I can affirm that the Android 11 would be available to this device as soon as it is ready and rolling out. 

the optimization carried out on this device is perfect in terms of camera, gameplay, and other software related functions with a whole lot of changes and addition to the notification panel. 
 So if you decide to purchase this device you can braze up and get ready for at least 2-3 years of System update on a regular basis.

This device is having two storage variant in the form of 128GB 6GB RAM and 128GB 8Gb RAM with an additional space for an SD card. the storage and RAM available should ease multitasking processes.


CAMERA CONFIGURATIONS

The Quad-core camera set-up is still in play even as 2020 is ending. i was able to find penta camera on only Xiaomi MI 10 series.

The camera arrangements took the L- shape form with the LED flash at the middle beside the centre camera. 
The First camera at the far top is the 5MP camera for depth sensing purpose and it was able to help in retaining the minutest detail even after several zooming process.
Next to it at the Middle is the main Camera having a 64MP rating producing a sharp, smart, and beautiful pictures one could find any where. But do not forget that devices Like Redmi Note 8 Pro (the Pioneer of this camera), Redmi Note 9 ProInfinix Zero 8 and Tecno Camon 16 PREMIER. are all using the same camera. But it remain to be seen which is the best based on optimization capability.



After that is the 12MP ultra wide camera with the ability of a filed view capped at 123 degrees. This is really interesting and should be able to cover a whole lot of range within a small space.

The last and not the least is the 5MP Macro lens for close-ups pictures as described by Samsung themselves. in a way this could pick up avery tiny object and still retain its details after severall level of zooming process even though you are not close to the object. This is really cool to say the least.

So based on CAMERA this is a perfect device for a perfect purpose but remember other brands are excellently doing well in terms of camera.





In terms of video mode This device shoots at 1080P without problems even a 4K videos were stable and detailed both @30fps
With the beauty filters everything came out smooth and mouth-watering.

SELFIE CAMERA

 The front facing Camera is a 32MP camera capable of recording videos at 1080p at 30fps without hitches. this is one of the best selfie camera you could find around most of the devices around.

Although Infinix and Tecno Used 48MP as front facing cameras in their latest release of devices in the form of Tecno Camon 16 Premier and Infinix Zero 8.

So the overall score is excellent.



OTHER FEATURES/BUILD QUALITY

As seen above the Build quality of this device is great with a 9.5mm thickness and weighing in at about 213 grams really a weighty device. But the reason is evident which include a giant battery and a large screen size. you should be able to endure this. 

The body is made of plastic both back and frame and then the screen is protected with a corning gorilla glass 5? no it is a corning Gorilla glass  3 again. I wished Samsung would disappoint me with this but nahhhhh. Samsung and gorilla glass 3 being used in the front only has been a marriage made in heaven. It remain to be seen when this trend would change.

in terms of the body ,materials am not really impressed because devices and OEM made by Xiaomi are all enjoying gorilla Glass 5 both front and back. 

Samsung needs to wake up in this regard.



As seen the colours are Celestial Black and Electric Blue colours and I think the blue is standing out among them both.

This device supports Bluetooth 5.0, A wifi Support, NFC availability, Radio, GPS and a 3.5mm jack for audio.
The loudspeaker is not the Best but its output is moderate.  

BATTERY

 Guys this might be the notoriously stand out selling point of this device. this is the only thing it has apart from other devices of its kind, yes am talking about the magnificent 7000mAh battery constructed and embedded into this device.

With a USB type C, this device supports a 25W fast charging capability which would roughly take 115 minutes to fully charge to 100% from 0% as advertised. 



It also Supports a Reversible charging process meaning it can be used to charge other devices. And since the 7000mAH battery is a Power bank on its own i think it is a good additional process. 


What Am Not satisfied with is the 25W fast charging being capped on this device. Some devices with a lesser battery sizes are charging at 33W fast charging and even 64W fast charging. 

So I think samsung should have included at least the 33W fast charging speed process or even more. With that being said these device could take 2 hours + to fully charge. you can prove me wrong though.


PRICE

The pricing of this device might put off many when compared with Redmi K30 itself which is selling way below this. But I would not blame Samsung due to the Super Amoled screen being used here but that should not be a yardstick based on competitions around the corner.

This device when available in Nigeria would be available for around N165, 000 in Nigeria ($425). Really expensive. 

This is the major disadvantage of this device, Its pricing.


So what would you be expecting in the box? 

The list is as follows:

A type C to type C data cable

A Power Adapter 25W

A sim ejection Pin

A user manual.

It may interest you to know that earphone or earpiece was not stated here as samsung are into ear bud business with the like of Apple Iphone, Xiaomi's Devices etc. 



CONCLUSION

Conclusively, this is a typically great device as it ticks almost all the boxes. the PROS outweighs The CONS. so this device could be recommended to anyone who could afford it.

The only downside is the Price, body build and protection and the charging speed if not this is a perfect device. 

So I would recommend this device to any one whose budget falls within this price range because this device almost tick all boxes without competition.

Drop your comments below. .

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Redmi Note 9S Vs Redmi Note 9 pro - Noticeable Differences & Similarities Between Redmi Note 9S (9 Pro India) and Redmi Note 9 pro (Pro Max India)

 


INTRODUCTION

If there are questions running through the mind of Xiaomi Users, the Question at this term is about  Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 pro. Prospective Users and fans planning on buying or even have gotten any of these devices would be wandering what is really the Similarities and differences in terms of both hardware components and even the Software components?

These questions have led me into writing this article in order to be of help and benefit to prospective buyers and fans alike.

These are two gigantic devices that could be confused for the other especially with the naming trend placed on both Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 pro.

NAMING TACTICS

The  Redmi Note 9S is the global Variant for the Redmi Note 9 Pro India. While the Redmi Note 9 pro Global is named Redmi Note 9 pro  Max in India. Hope this is clear to you now?

Permit me to elaborate on this topic of discussion. Both devices were launched around April but we're available May 2020.

These devices are sure termed as an upgrade to the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro devices  respectively in terms of Chipset, battery capacity, charging speed, screen size, design and many others.

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN REDMI NOTE 9S(PRO in India) AND REDMI NOTE 9PRO (Pro Max in India)

Now the question is what are the similarities in terms of capabilities, function and hardware components of these two devices?

  • SUMMARILY 
  • 1. SCREEN SIZE
  • 2.DESIGN LANGUAGE
  • 3. CHIPSET
  • 4. FRONT FACING CAMERA
  • 5. BATTERY CAPACITY
  • 6.FINGER PRINT DESIGN
  • 7. PORTS PLACEMENTS AND DESIGN
  • 8. IR BLASTER
  • 9. MIUI/OS/ANDROID VERSION FEATURES
  • 10. SCREEN PIXEL DENSITY AND MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS
  • 11. SCREEN DISPLAY TYPE LCD
  • 12. BODY PROTECTION
  • 13. COLOURS
  • 14. WEIGHT
  • 14. SD CARD SLOT AND SIM SLOT
  • 15. POWER CONSUMPTION

All You Need To Know About The New Latest Glo Berekete Tariff Plan - Get Both Airtime & Data bonuses Upon Every Airtime Top up

 

 Hi guys this is an inclusive to the already posted Compiled List of All Glo Tarrif Plans-affordable plans


Glo Berekete Tariff Plan

Guys, I just stumbled upon Glo advert on twitter about Glo Berekete Beta. It is a plan that is now available to all new and existing Glo users.

Stay connected to learn more or visit a Glo Outlet near you to activate your new Glo sim.#GloBerekete

WHAT IS GLO BEREKETE?

Glo Berekete is a prepaid tariff plan which rewards customers with amazing voice and data benefits every time they recharge their Glo lines with a minimum of N100. With Berekete, customers can satisfy their browsing and talking needs from the same recharge

List of All Glo Tariff plans

Glo Berekete Tariff Plan
Glo Yakata
Glo 11k/s Prepaid Plan
Glo Jollific8
Infinito
G-BAM
Glo Oga SIM
EasyShare
Glo Super Value Pack
Glo 4X
Jolof Recharge
Glo Flexi
Glo BiiGy Packs

Berekete comes fully loaded with a lot of benefits for voice and data:


• A welcome bonus of N600 for all new customers upon successful activation of their lines. Successful activation means registering your SIM, recharging with minimum of N100 and making a first call


• A whopping 700% bonus on every recharge to call ALL NETWORKS and to browse the Internet


• Additional 250% data bonus on 1st recharge of the month (Up to 5GB FREE), every month for 4 months


• New customers also enjoy up to 100% bonus on every data plan they buy, every month for 4 months.


Available to all new and existing prepaid customers.


WHAT ARE THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS?


1. What is the GLO BEREKETE TARIFF PLAN?
BEREKETE is a prepaid tariff plan which rewards customers with amazing voice and data benefits every time they recharge their Glo lines with a minimum of N100. With BEREKETE, customers can satisfy their browsing and talking needs from the same recharge.

2. Who is eligible for BEREKETE?
All new and existing prepaid customers can subscribe to BEREKETE.

3. What benefits do I get on BEREKETE?
Berekete comes fully loaded with a lot of benefits for voice and data:


• A welcome bonus of N600 for all new customers upon successful activation of their lines. Successful activation means registering your SIM, recharging with minimum of N100 and making a first call


Also See Latest/Updated List of All MTN Tariff Plans 4th-QUARTER 2020 (With Juicy MPulse for Students)



• A whopping 700% bonus on every recharge to call ALL NETWORKS and to browse the Internet


• Additional 250% data bonus on 1st recharge of the month (Up to 5GB FREE), every month for 4 months


• New customers also enjoy up to 100% bonus on every data plan they buy, every month for 4 months.

4. What are the detailed benefits that I will enjoy?


a. N600 welcome bonus, upon activation of a new GLO SIM. The bonus can be used for voice and data as follows:


i. N400 to call all networks at the rate of 70 kobo per second.


ii. N200 to use for data at the rate of N1/mb i.e. 200MB data


• You will be able to access this bonus after completing your SIM registration, recharging with minimum of N100 and making your first call


• Both voice and data bonus are valid for 7 days from when your line is credited


• Please note that the welcome bonus is a one-off benefit, that applies on the recharge with which you activated your new SIM. Subsequent recharges will not get the N600 bonus, but you will be entitled to a whopping 700% bonus.


b. Depending on amount recharged, customer will receive a whopping 700% bonus as follows:


• The 700% bonus will be given on ALL recharge denominations from N100 to N5,000


• Voice bonus can be used to call ALL networks


• Special data bonus will be given to new customers every month for the 1st four months of joining GLO

• Both voice and data bonuses are valid for 7 days

5. How much do I pay for making calls on BEREKETE?


• Calls made from the main account balance are charged at 36k/sec


• Calls made from the voice bonus accounts are charged at 77k/sec


Also see The New MTN MPULSE! All You Need To Know + A Whopping Double Data Bonuses


6. How is my account balance depleted when I make national voice calls?


Your account balance will be depleted in the following order:


One-off welcome bonus account  Voice recharge bonus account  Main account

7. Can I use my bonus for SMS?


No, all SMS will be charged from your main account at standard SMS rate of N4

8. Can I use my bonus for International Calls?


No, international calls and SMS will be charged from your main account at the applicable rates per destination

9. Can I use my bonus to subscribe for any value-added service?


NO, all value-added service subscriptions will be charged from main account at the applicable service rates

10. How do I use the Data Benefit?


You can use the data benefit as you like i.e. for browsing, chatting, social media, uploading, downloading, etc.

11. What happens if I buy a data plan while still enjoying my BEREKETE data bonus?


The data plan you bought will be paused. You will still continue to enjoy the BEREKETE data bonus. Once your BEREKETE data bonus expired or exhausted, the paused data bundle will become active automatically and your bundle validity counter will start.

12. What happens if I have an existing data plan and then recharge?

The BEREKETE bonus data will be added to your existing data volume and the higher validity period supersedes. For example, if you have an existing data plan of 2GB with 30 days validity and you recharge with N200, you will receive 80MB bonus and your new data balance will be 2.08GB with 30 days validity.


ALSO SEE Updated! Learn How to Borrow Credit/Airtime from MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel


13. Will I get BEREKETE benefits if I recharge with Glo e-Top Up?


Yes, BEREKETE is available on both physical and e-recharge platforms.

14. How do I know if I have received the BEREKETE Bonus?


Confirmation messages will be sent to your phone after every recharge. In the unlikely event that a confirmation message is not received, kindly dial *230*1# to view your BEREKETE bonus.

15. I am already a Glo Customer; Can I subscribe to BEREKETE?


YES, all new customers, who are less than 4 months old on the network, will get BEREKETE by default. All other existing prepaid customers can subscribe by dialing *230#

16. Would I enjoy all the BEREKETE benefits as an existing customer?


Existing customers will enjoy the 700% bonus on all recharges, but they will not be entitled to the One-off welcome bonus as well as the bonus on data plan purchases.

17. What happens if I exhaust my BEREKETE Voice Bonus?


All your calls will be charged from your main account upon exhaustion or expiration of your voice bonus until your next recharge.

18. What if I’m unable to consume all my BEREKETE Bonus within the Validity Days


Unused bonus cannot be carried over unless another recharge is made within the 7 days bonus validity period.

19. Can I accumulate my BEREKETE bonuses?


YES, every recharge you make will increase the total airtime balance in your BEREKETE bonus account.

20. Can I share my BEREKETE bonus with another Glo customer?


NO, any value in the bonus account is not shareable or transferrable.

21. Is BEREKETE a promotional offer?


NO. BEREKETE is a tariff plan and customers will continue to enjoy the plan benefits for as long as they remain subscribed on it.

22. What if I want to migrate to another Glo Plan?


Simply dial the code of the plan you are migrating to. First migration within a month is free; subsequent migrations within the same month attracts a charge of N100 per migration. 

Note that you will lose any unused bonus upon migration, so we would enjoin you to fully utilize your bonuses before any migration.

23. How can I enjoy the Bonus on data plan purchases?


As a new GLO customer, you can enjoy up to 100% bonus when you buy a data plan. Simply dial *777# or visit hsi.glo.com to buy a data plan of your choice; you will get the data bonus automatically. 

This offer is available on all data plan purchases, for the 1st four months of joining the network.

24. What data volumes do I get as a new customer?


Depending on the data plan purchased, you will get the following data volumes.


*Available for use between 12am and 5am daily

Also See Updated List of Airtel Tarrif Plans and Migration Codes

25. Can existing customer enjoy the data plan bonus?

Yes, so long as you are less than 120 days (4 months) old on the network.


26. What if I migrate out of BEREKETE, would I still enjoy the bonus on data plans?

Yes, so long as you have spent cumulatively less than 120 days (4 months) on the network.