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The Fairphone 5 is now officially available for pre-order via the company’s website. That was quicker than anticipated. Choose between Matte Black, Sky Blue, or the brand-new Transparent edition. The Sky Blue version won’t be available until the end of September, but shipping is scheduled to begin on September 14. The phone is created by workers who are paid a livable wage and is made up of 70% fair and recycled materials. Even better, you can send your old phone to the business in the box the Fairphone arrives in, and they will recycle it for you. The Fairphone 5 is a long-lasting device. It has a 5 years warranty and 8 years of software support until year 2031. The manufacturer intends to provide the phone with at least 5 OS upgrades after installing Android 13 out of the box. The simplest tool required to fix this phone is a Phillips head screwdriver. There are eleven modules that you can change on your own without visiting a repair facility. By working with partners, Fairphone sells the modules. The new OLED display, the front and back cameras, the USB port, and the battery are all included in the modules. Let’s examine these parts in more detail. The new display is 6.46″ in size. With a 1,224×2,700px resolution, a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a maximum brightness of 880nits, it is an OLED. It has Gorilla Glass 5 covering. The new phone ditches the notch in favor of a punch-hole selfie camera with a 50MP sensor. This particular one contains a Samsung JN1 sensor, a 1/2.76″ display, 0.64mm pixels. The 50MP Sony IMX800 serves as the primary camera on the rear. The 117° ultrawide camera, which uses an IMX858 sensor, is the next option. This one features autofocus and a 2.5cm/1 inch macro lens. A Time of Flight sensor is the third module from the back. Fairphone chose a Qualcomm QCM 6490 chipset, an industrial part with extensive software support, enabling them to guarantee maintenance until the year 2031. In terms of hardware, it is equivalent to the Snapdragon 778G. Only one memory option 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is available. A microSD slot is included and can accommodate cards up to 2TB.
Additionally, keep in mind that this phone is dual-SIM with one physical SIM slot and one eSIM. NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6E are also available including 5G network connectivity. The Fairphone 5 has a bigger 4,200mAh battery and enables 30W rapid charging. Wireless charging is not available. The USB-C 3.0 port, which is also the only wired connection, is used for data and charging. The 3.5mm headphone jack is no longer present and will not be replaced. The new model does include stereo speakers, though. Keep in mind that the retail box simply comes with the phone and a quick start manual, the cable is not even included. The phone is more robust than the previous model while still being simple to fix. It has greater water resistance because it is certified IP55. Additionally, it has undergone a 1.8m/6ft drop test.
When hearing the word “HTC” many of a certain generation may nostalgically recall the early days of the smartphone revolution, when the Taiwanese company appeared to be the only one capable of competing with Apple. After selling off a large portion of its smartphone business to Google and shifting its attention to VR with the Vive headsets, the company is now a considerably weaker force. However, HTC still has a little stake in the smartphone market, and the HTC U23 Pro is a surprising and intriguing new mid-range competitor. Formerly known for its cutting-edge smartphone design work, HTC is now aiming for reliable affordability with the HTC U23 Pro. The HTC One M7 isn’t exactly brought back to life by its flat plastic rim, plastic back, and flat display. Despite the fact that there are flourishes, they are really subdued. For instance, that flat rim is very slightly inclined, creating the appearance that the phone’s back is smaller than its front. Additionally, the plastic back has a soft-touch surface that feels fairly velvety and has a subdued opulent appearance, particularly in the unique Coffee Black shade that my review model has and that leans dark brown in the light. If you choose, you may alternatively take the phone in a Snow White motion that is more conventional. For a mid-range phone, the U23 Pro’s display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, which is beautiful and durable. An IP67 rating also grants you certification against water and dusts that is virtually at almost flagship-level. The U23 Pro’s 6.7-inch OLED screen boasts a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate according to HTC. It’s particularly encouraging to see 120Hz enabled by default rather than having to fumble around in the options menu. That seems like a competitive specification list. On the other hand, this is among the most unpleasant displays we’ve used recently. It mostly boils down to the very vivid colors on the screen.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mid-range processor, which hasn’t been used in many phones up to this point, powers the HTC U23 Pro. The HTC U23 Pro has a respectable performance, allowing you to switch between apps and browse menus at a smooth 120Hz. The fingerprint sensor isn’t the fastest method for unlocking the phone, as was described in the preceding section. Although the HTC U23 Pro performs admirably for its class, we can find far speedier options for the same price or even less. The supply of 256GB of internal storage as standard, with the possibility for extra through a microSD card, is one last noteworthy feature. A 108MP primary sensor with OIS and EIS and a large f/1.7 aperture serve as the setup’s pillars. This produces images with enough illumination that are fairly crisp and pleasingly natural-looking. Contrary to the practice of many mid-range manufacturers, HTC doesn’t oversaturate its color palette. The secondary cameras are also nothing special, with the sole other noteworthy sensor being an 8MP ultra-wide. The 2MP depth sensor and 5MP macro are only really worth a passing mention because they are so hit-and-miss, with far more misses than hits. They are actually there, as usual, to increase the number of cameras in an effort to wow. Finding out that the HTC U23 Pro only has a 4600mAh battery is a bit of a surprise given its bulky, weighty design and extensive usage of plastic. I had anticipated a typical 5000mAh cell. The U23 Pro can accept cable charging up to 30W, although HTC doesn’t offer a charger in the package. All of this may sound very dismal, but the charging setup for the HTC U23 Pro has one major benefit. 15W wireless charging is supported. Although it’s not as unique of a mid-range trait as it formerly was, it’s still uncommon.
The HTC U23 Pro is not an inexpensive gadget, as has been stated several times. Although it is officially the HTC’s headliner, it is only a result of the company’s lack of superior hardware. It cannot objectively compete with headline services from rival companies. In truth, the majority of the HTC U23 Pro’s rivals are considerably less expensive. Simply put, the value proposition is poor. There are cheaper options for superior hardware available. Despite this, costs are continuously fluctuating, therefore it is always a good idea to try to analyze a phone as a product in general. There are several features of the HTC U23 Pro that we really like. It has a wonderful, elegant design. An IP67 ingress protection certification and the incorporation of Gorilla Glass Victus are both well regarded and stand out in the midrange. A 3.5mm audio connector, an RGB notification LED, and a powerful USB 3.0 Type-C interface with video output are other features we enjoy. Unfortunately, the HTC U23 Pro struggles to master many fundamentals. The display might be brighter and more color-accurate, the bezels are rather obvious, and the handling of the high refresh rate is quite unsatisfactory. The camera experience is at most passable, and the battery life is dismal. The HTC U23 Pro, in all honesty, fell a little short. Even though it’s a midrange phone, we had much higher expectations for HTC’s comeback to the international phone industry.
Samsung’s second generation large-format tablet, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, features a massive 14.6-inch display and outstanding technology that multitaskers will adore. It’s an excellent tablet for those who want a large amount of screen area, but it’s also attractive, especially when protected by a nice tablet case. On the other hand, the entry-level Galaxy Tab S9 has essentially the same potent components housed in the same thin and light chassis as the Tab S range. Although both pieces of hardware are fantastic, depending on your needs, one will undoubtedly be preferable for you. The Tab S9 Ultra would effectively look like the Tab S9 if it was shrunk down from 14.6 inches to 11 inches, and that’s not necessarily a terrible thing. They both have quite narrow frames and a subtle yet polished design language. They have a solid build, little noticeable flex, and a consistent, virtually seamless construction. Both offer the IP68 dust and water protection that Android tablet users have been waiting for. Of course, the most noticeable change is the significant one in design. A 14.6-inch tablet is no joke, it is broader and taller than some computers, making it impossible to handle it with one hand. Of course, it’s not for nothing, since the larger screen of the Tab S9 Ultra makes it simple to multitask and complete actual work. But the considerably smaller Tab S9 is what you want if you want a regular tablet experience, including casual media consumption and use on the move. The Galaxy Tab S9’s cheapest model now has the same premium display as its more costly counterparts, in contrast to the Galaxy Tab S8. However, even the Tab S9 Ultra’s display has been upgraded compared to its forerunner. The small and big AMOLED panels now enable a range of refresh rates from 60 to 120 hertz rather than being fixed at 120 hertz.
Both tablets provide equal brightness and color volume due to the practically same OLED technology between them, and they are both excellent. It would be difficult to find a high-end Android tablet that looked better. Once more, the size determines how the displays differ. A screen size of 11 inches and 12.4 inches of Tab S9+ and Tab s9 respectively are ideal for routine activities like media consumption and is just big enough for comfortable word processing and light work. However, if you want to fully utilize the tablet’s capabilities and want to use it often, the considerably bigger 14.6-inch Ultra is worth considering. The size of the S9 Ultra does make a small difference. With features like Multi Window, which enables you to keep your gaze on two apps, websites, or documents at once, Samsung has purposefully modified the OneUI design to make program switching and multitasking easier. In other words, if you require the extra space, you’ll benefit somewhat more from the software if you use the Tab S9 Ultra. All three of the most recent S Series tablets are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 For Galaxy. It was specially created for Samsung and features an overclocked boost frequency to increase peak performance. It is also significantly more effective. It’s acceptable to be dubious about Qualcomm’s claims of a 40% reduction in power consumption. The Tab S9 Ultra offers 1 TB of storage and 16 GB of RAM as options, whereas the Tab S9+ and Tab S9 only offers 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM or 512GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. Again, this makes the Ultra more capable of multitasking, but the Tab S9+ and Tab S9 are not large enough to consistently need that much RAM. Performance is the same for these all Tab S9 series, except from RAM and storage. The Tab S8 series’ battery life was adequate, but the current generation offers even better endurance. The battery capacity of the Tab S9 is 5% larger than that of the S8, however that gain is not as substantial as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC’s greatly increased efficiency. Only the busiest professionals (or mobile gamers) will need to routinely top off the battery on either tablet after a workday of constant use. Due to its higher pixel count, the Ultra will experience a somewhat lower battery life, although most users won’t notice the difference.
Nobody expects tablets to have excellent cameras, primarily because you already have a phone in your pocket that presumably has a better camera. Instead, a tablet camera ought to be able to take occasional pictures and crystal-clear video conversations. The Tab S9’s 13MP and 12MP selfie and back cameras, respectively, make it ideal for video conferencing with coworkers and friends as well as the odd business meeting. With the addition of 8MP and 12MP ultrawide lenses to the tablet’s front and back, the Tab S9 Ultra takes one step further. Theoretically, the front-facing 12MP ultrawide camera ought to make videoconferencing more reliable when combined with Samsung’s innovative auto-framing technology, which keeps people in perfect focus during recordings and video chats. On the Tab S8 Ultra, users found this to be unimpressive and only time will tell if Samsung has changed the algorithm to make it a bit less unsteady. However, both perform well in terms of tablet cameras, with the S9 Ultra having a little advantage because to its ultrawide lenses.
You shouldn’t have to second-guess your decision between the Galaxy Tab S9, S9+ and S9 Ultra. The Tab S9 is the obvious choice if you want a very capable and highly portable tablet that you can use with one hand, carry anywhere, and simply slide into a small bag. Considering that one of the main benefits of using a tablet is convenience. The Tab S9+’s bigger display makes it marginally more adaptable than the Tab S9, but the entry-level model perfectly captures the idea of strong hardware and sophisticated software in a compact design. The Tab S9 could be your best option if you’re seeking for the greatest Android tablet for handheld use. The Tab S9 Ultra is designed for you, however, if your smartphone is already capable of handling your daily mobile activities and you’re searching for a device to replace a large laptop. As one of the only Android models with the performance and screen real estate to fully embrace multitasking and the most resource-intensive apps, its 14.6-inch size has been unheard of in the tablet market for years. Consider choosing the Tab S9 Ultra if you know you’ll be writing, creating, coding, or communicating on your tablet full-time.
The Reno10 series was launched in China back in May, 2023 and recently Oppo begin launching the Reno10 series internationally, started with Malaysia. The Reno10 Pro+ 5G continues OPPO’s longstanding tradition of excellence in design. The phone has a curved glass back panel with a satin matte finish. Even though the phone weighs 194g and is 8.28mm thick, its craftsmanship makes it sturdy and strong. The device’s relatively big oval-shaped cutout, which protrudes somewhat sharply from the chassis to house the optics, strikes us as being a little peculiar. On the top, there is an IR blaster, and on the bottom, there is a dual-SIM slot, a USB Type-C connector, and a bottom-firing speaker. The earpiece also contributes to the audio system by serving as a stereo speaker. Even the device’s display stats are remarkable enough to merit a closer look. It’s 10-bit FHD+ AMOLED display can refresh at 120Hz. The screen real estate is increased and the bezels are made possible by the curved edges on both sides. The display itself has good visual clarity and a 10-bit color depth that can display more than a billion colors. In addition, the device has the standard HDR10+ certification that is expected in this price range, and its capabilities really show when using Netflix to access suitable material.
The device’s rear is covered by a pretty sizable casing that houses a triple camera system. The 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor is in charge of shooting the majority of the pictures, and a 64MP telephoto lens with a 3X optical zoom is there to support it. A 32MP selfie camera is situated in the punch hole on the front, and there is also an 8MP ultra-wide snapper with a 122-degree field-of-view. Regarding the actual image quality produced by the main sensor, we have a generally favorable assessment. Photos now have more accurate colors, which is a relief after older devices’ somewhat saturated tones. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, a top-tier chip from last year that will continue to function well for some time to come. In any event, the Reno10 Pro+ 5G responds to diverse programs and procedures quite quickly and fluidly. Switching between apps happens really quickly, running numerous Chrome tabs while streaming Netflix HDR material never caused an issue, and overall, the phone’s speed was excellent. The Reno10 Pro+ 5G’s 3,500mm2 vapour chamber and specially designed ultra-conductive graphite material, which aims to avoid thermal overload, are some of the reasons why gaming won’t be an issue with it. Additionally, the phone boasts 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 12GB of quick LPDDR5 RAM.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset serves as the platform for the Reno10 Pro 5G. Its 6.7-inch screen offers 10-bit color, HDR10+ compatibility, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a maximum stated brightness of 950 nits. 80W is the charging rate. The battery has the same 4,600mAh capacity. The RAM of the Reno10 Pro 5G is 12GB. In addition, the storage is UFS 2.2, which is slower. A 50MP main camera (with OIS), a 32MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultrawide camera are all included in the Reno10 Pro 5G’s system. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera. It is a “glass sandwich” phone, the Reno10 Pro 5G. Glass makes up the back panel of it. Oppo, however, does not specify the specific kind. Additionally, glass covers the front side. For protection, Oppo is employing Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 glass. For further security, a plastic screen protector is pre-applied on top. Plastic makes up the central frame of the Reno10 Pro 5G. Even yet, it has a solid feel about it. In actuality, the phone as a whole is the same. The chassis has no discernible flex or hollowness. It is also expertly put together. Regrettably, there is no official ingress protection rating for the Reno10 Pro 5G. That is unquestionably something that falls into the same price range.
In essence, the Reno10 5G is a midrange device that uses the Dimensity 7050 chipset. The larger 5,000mAh battery in the Reno10 5G makes it somewhat thicker 8mm, and it charges significantly more slowly 67W instead of 80W of the Reno10 Pro 5G. The Reno10 5G has just 8GB of RAM and 256GB maximum of storage out of the box, but it does offer stereo speakers and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Particularly when it comes to the display, battery, camera, and performance, the Reno10 Pro+ 5G shows to be an amazing phone. Even with the bloatware, it can hold its own against other flagship devices and an easy recommendation by us. The Snapdragon 778G chipset in the Reno10 Pro 5G is getting on in years and naturally turning off consumers, although still providing a respectable degree of speed and pretty current capabilities. We think there is still a lot to enjoy about this. Even if the Reno10 Pro 5G may not be as comprehensive a package as some would have preferred, several features of it are still deserving of praise. For instance, the display delivers superb color fidelity and a fantastic HDR experience, despite the fact that it may still be a little brighter. Even while it is not the largest battery available, the 4,600mAh battery nevertheless provides solid battery life, and the Reno10 Pro 5G charges up quite quickly with its 80W SuperVOOC charger. We’re not quite sure how to feel about recommending the Reno10 Pro 5G. Simply said, you can get better tools elsewhere. On a good bargain, perhaps in a few months, though, we can still envision the Reno10 Pro 5G having a marketable niche. The Reno10 5G is simply too expensive to be competitive. The Dimensity 7050 chipset, while excellent on its own, performs poorly at that price range. Despite all of this, prices are always subject to change, therefore we must make an objective evaluation of the Reno10 5G as a product. We believe there is plenty to like about this. In addition to offering strong endurance and rapid recharges, the huge 5,000mAh battery also powers the display, which offers a fantastic HDR experience. Even though it won’t be at the top of any lists, the Reno10 5G’s camera setup is one of the most flexible ones currently available.
Samsung announced its recently latest device Galaxy F34 5G which is nothing more than a rebadged Galaxy M34 5G released few weeks earlier. These smartphones include a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a triple 50MP camera with OIS on the back, up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 5G connection, and a 6,000mAh battery with 25W charging capabilities. The polycarbonate back of the Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G features three circular camera lenses and has a clean, recognizable look. These smartphones have a shiny back on the back that genuinely feels like glass. The 6,000mAh battery can make the gadget seem a little weighty in the hand. The mono speaker supporting Dolby Atmos, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C type connection are located at the bottom. These smartphones have dual-purpose volume and power buttons on the right side, and a hybrid nano-SIM card slot on the left side. These smartphones display has thick bezels, a teardrop notch, and a wider chin. Samsung needs to step up its design game. Users can select a model that matches their style from color selections like Midnight Blue, Prism Silver, and Waterfall Blue. The 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, smooth scrolling, immersive visual experience, and strong sound are all highlights of these smartphones. Vibrant colors, HD content streaming, and scratch prevention are all provided by the Full HD+ resolution, Widevine L1 support, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection, respectively. Amazingly, even in direct sunlight, the 1000 nits of brightness ensure excellent sight.
The 5nm Exynos 1280 SoC and up to 8GB of RAM power the Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 from the inside. The system utilizes the newest One UI 5 on Android 13. After some use, it was seen that the devices worked effectively for day-to-day tasks, the scrolling and switching between different programs was fluid. There were no lag issues or frame drops on these devices. It did, however, get warm a couple times. It is notable that the Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G come pre-installed with bloatware and corporate apps. These devices work admirably as a whole. With its main camera sensor, the Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G’s photography systems are impressive. A 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, the center piece of the triple back cameras, captures images with clarity and steadiness. Additionally, it has a 2-megapixel macro camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. A 13-megapixel front-facing camera guarantees clear and colorful selfies. The primary camera captures detailed images with rich colors and a respectable dynamic range in excellent lighting or during the day. On occasion, though, it overexposes the brightest regions. The 8MP ultrawide camera produces high-quality images with colors that are close to those of the main camera sensor. Despite having a lower resolution of 2MP, the macro lens is able to capture passable images that lack in details. The Nightography function, which is often only seen on more expensive models, is also included on the cost-effective Samsung handsets. Although it makes low-light photos a little bit brighter, there is still much space for improvement. Overall, the camera on both devices produces respectable images for their pricing. The Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G offer long battery life thanks to their 6,000mAh batteries.
Samsung Galaxy F34 5G And Samsung Galaxy M34 5G Specs
For their pricing, the Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G provide a ton of fantastic features. Smooth navigation, a vivid display, a powerful battery, and a respectable camera are all included. The Samsung Galaxy F34 5G and Samsung Galaxy M34 5G are excellent choices if you don’ mind carrying somewhat heavier smartphones in your pocket, not having a charger included, and having certain third-party apps pre-installed. However, there are other alternatives to consider that might not be in the same price range if you want the greatest camera and a fashionable design.
Honor has stated that it will host its own keynote at the conference on September 1 at 10 AM CEST. IFA Berlin 2023 is set to take place during the first week of September once more. The Magic V2 will probably be unveiled for the worldwide market at Honor’s keynote, which has the motto “Unfold Tomorrow.” The teaser picture also features the outline of a second device, which may indicate that Honor would introduce two foldable devices at the keynote. Still Honor will take some time to create one that stands out from the competition. Therefore, it is likely that we are looking at another horizontal foldable device.