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Realme X50m Review: Should you buy it?

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Realme X50m kind of looks like the lite version of the X50 and X50 Pro. It was launched on April 23rd last year after the X50 and X50 Pro. The smartphone really resembles the Realme 6 smartphone from the rear. It borrows the Realme 6 back design. The X50m is an upper midrange device that comes with an attractive price tag.

It has a powerful midrange chipset, quad rear cameras that are capable of taking good quality pictures, 5G Network, full HD+ resolution display and a bigger battery capacity to ensure you don’t stay out of power. In this post, you are going to discover many things about the Realme X50m. Before then, let me quickly give you some key specifications of the device.

Realme X50m Key Specs and Features

  • IPS LCD Display; 6.57inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~399 PPI density)
  • Realme UI based Android 10
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
  • 6-giga byte RAM /8-giga byte RAM
  • 128-gigabyte /128-gigabyte Built-in Storage up to 512GB Memory Card
  • Quad rear cameras of 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
  • Front or selfie camera of 16 + 2-mega pixels.
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Side Mounted)
  • Fast Charging 30W
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,200mAh battery

Design

The Realme X50m comes with a very beautiful design and I like how the gradient line meets towards the button. This is the same design that we saw on the Realme 6. Like I mentioned earlier, X50m borrows its design from the Realme 6. So if you have seen the Realme 6, then you have seen the Realme X50m.

It has a vertical module at the rear which is a home for quad cameras. Single LED flash is just beside the module while Realme branding is way below the button, indicating that this is a Realme device. It has an 8.9mm thickness which means it will be very sturdy in the hand.

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The width size is 75.8mm and the length size is 163.8mm. The smartphone is a bit heavy at 194grams. It uses a Dual Nano SIM slot only, there is no slot for a MicroSD card. It is currently available in two colours which are Starry Blue and Galaxy White, I prefer the Starry Blue colour option.

It’s bigger brother, the X50 comes with the same body dimensions but it now has more weight. It weighs 202grams which means it is 8grams heavier than the X50m. That X50 is just available in Glacier and Polar colours. Their biggest brother, the X50 Pro comes with the smallest dimensions and available in two colours which are Moss Green and Rust Red colours.

Display

The X50m comes with a horizontal punch hole cut out above the left side of the screen. It comes with a horizontal cut out because the smartphone uses a dual selfie cameras. The horizontal cut out doesn’t look bad but instead, it makes it more modern and premium looking in the eyes.

If not for the dual selfie cameras, it would have made use of the regular circular punch hole cut-out. The smartphone has a small chin and bezels. That’s why it has a screen to body ratio of 84.8%. It uses an IPS LCD display which has a screen size of 6.57inches.

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The display of the X50m produces a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. There is a pixel per inch density of 399. It also refreshes at 120Hz surprisingly. The display is tall and it has an aspect ratio of 20:9. While it’s the elder brother, the X50, has this same screen features, the X50 Pro comes with a lesser one.

X50 Pro comes with the smallest display size in the X50 family. It has a 6.44inch display size but now proves it’s self as a Pro version indeed by having a Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and pixels per inch density of 409. With this, no doubt, the display of the X50 Pro will be better than that of the X50m and X50 as expected.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Realme X50m is powered by a Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) chipset which uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.4GHz for the first core, 2.2GHz for the other 1 core and 1.8GHz for the last six cores. It is running on the Realme user interface with the Android 10 operating system.

Along with the Android 10 operating system, there is an Adreno 620 GPU taking care of graphics or gaming. The X50m comes in two storage configurations which are 6-gigabyte RAM and 128-gigabyte ROM or an 8-gigabyte RAM and 128-gigabyte ROM. Like I said earlier, there is no slot for a MicroSD card, so you are limited to 128GB internal storage.

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The X50 also runs on this hardware but the X50 Pro runs on a Snapdragon 865 chipset having an Octa core processor clocked at 2.84GHz for the first core, 2.42GHz for the other three cores and 1.8GHz for the last four cores. It also runs on the Realme UI 1.0 user interface based on the Android 10 operating system.

So the X50m smartphone chipset is very efficient but the one in the X50 Pro is more efficient. The X50m and the standard X50 runs on the same chipset but it is only the X50 Pro that strongly proved itself as a Pro and runs on a Snapdragon 865 chipset. So it will be faster than the X50m and the X50.

Camera

For photography lovers, the Realme X50m comes with a quad rear camera which includes a 48-mega pixels main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8-mega pixels ultra-wide with f/2.3 aperture, 2-mega pixels macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has 16-mega pixels + 2-mega pixels selfie cameras.

The rear camera has only a single led flash and it can shoot videos in 2160p@30fps and 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The front camera can only shoot videos in 1080p@30fps. It’s elder brothers, the Realme X50 and X50 Pro comes with a much better camera capable of taking high-quality pictures.

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They come with a 64-mega pixels main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12-mega pixels telephoto lens with f/3.0 aperture, 8-mega pixels ultra-wide camera with f/2.3 aperture and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, X50 has 16 + 8-mega pixels selfie cameras while X50 Pro has 32 + 8-mega pixels selfie cameras.

So you can see that it’s elder brothers can take a better image quality than him. Like I said before, the X50m is the smallest version of the X50 family, it looks like a lite version of them so we expect it’s specifications or features to be inferior to the X50 and X50 Pro smartphones.

Battery, Security and Connectivity

Coming to where the X50m derives energy, it is from a 4,200mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. The battery is said to last for a full day depending on the usage. If it is used heavily, it will run down fast but if it is properly used, it will take you for a full day.

Even if it runs down fast, you still have an option to recharge it fast again under one hour and a few minutes since it supports 30W fast charging. A fingerprint sensor for security is located at the side of the phone. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC.

Conclusion

The X50m is a very good upper-midrange device to get as it will satisfy all your needs. If you don’t have enough money to get the X50 and X50 Pro, this one will be a very good choice. It is priced at 103,000 Naira but it is not yet available in Nigeria as of the time of writing this post.

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Richard is a mobile phone/tech enthusiast since he was 12 years old. He has helped over 100 people to make the best decision in buying smartphones and gadgets. Richard is also a computer science student and when not writing about tech, he is found bing watching videos or reading books.

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Infinix Hot 10T unveiled in Kenya: Specs and Price

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Infinix Mobility after unveiling the Hot 10T in Nigeria, they have now taken the device to Kenya. The Infinix Hot 10T has been unveiled in Kenya. The specifications of the device have already been made through its Nigeria debut. It comes in two storage configurations.

There is 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM version and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM version. The 64GB variant is priced at KSH 15,499 in Kenya. The 128GB variant is priced at KSH 17,499. It is now available in Kenya for purchase.

Infinix Hot 10T specifications and features

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Infinix Hot 10T unveiled in Kenya

The Infinix Hot 10T comes with a rectangular camera module at the rear which houses two camera sensors. On the front, it has a v-notch cut-out housing the selfie camera. The display of the smartphone is a 6.82inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels.

Under the hood, it is fuelled by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The chipset uses an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and it is a 12nm chipset. Graphics or gaming is handled by the capable Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.

The phone is running on the Android 11 operating system. It comes in two storage options which are 4GB RAM and 64/128GB ROM. There is a micro SD card slot for storage expansion. Going to the rear, the smartphone is boasting of a dual camera. The main sensor is 48MP, there is a 2MP depth sensor, and an AI lens.

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Hot 10T also has a quad led flash at the rear and it can record in 2k@30fps maximum. Upfront, the device has a single camera. The sensor is 8MP which has an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera makes use of the dual led flash in low light.

What is keeping the light on is a 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W slow charging. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. Other features of the device include a 4G network, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB on the go. Sensors include accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and light. Finally, it measures 171.5 x 77.5 x 9.2 mm and weighs 190 grams.

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Romoss Sense 8P+ 30,000mAh Power Bank Review

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If you live in a place where there is no constant power supply, there is a very good need for a power bank. Not just a power bank but a very good sustainable power bank. That’s why I went out to research and found this 30,000mAh power bank dubbed the Romoss Sense 8P Plus power bank. There are lots of Romoss power banks out there but I just decided to go for this one. So this is my honest Romoss Sense 8P+ 30,000mAh power bank review. But before then, let me show you what you will get in the box.

What’s inside the box of Romoss Sense 8P+ 30,000mAh power bank?

Inside the box of the power bank, it is very simple. What you get are the:

  1. Power Bank itself
  2. User Manual

ROMOSS sense 8p+ power bank

That’s all you get in the box. Yes, it doesn’t come with a charger in the box, you will need to buy one but read till the end, I will recommend a charger that I use.

Body and design

The first thing I noticed when I held this power bank is its heaviness. Yes, the power bank is heavy and I know it’s because of the 30,000mAh power inside. It can’t fit in your pocket, you will only need to keep it in one place and charge your device. If you need to go out with it, then you definitely need a backpack.
For me personally, I have never had a problem with that because I will just keep it one place and plug my phone in, no big deal. At the front, you can see that it has a display.

Romoss sense 8p+

All the power banks that I have used in the past don’t have a display and that makes it very hard to determine the battery percentage left. Thankfully, this one came with a display so it is easy to tell the level of the battery left. At the top of the Romoss Sense 8P 30,000mAh power bank, you can see five ports.
You can refer to the diagram below to know what the ports are.

ROMOSS sense 8p+ power bank

How long does it last?

This the best power bank ever. The 30,000mAh is indeed 30,000mAh unlike all those fake power banks out claiming to have such numbers. To tell you how long it lasts, I have a 4000mAh battery smartphone and this power bank charges it 6 good times! It is not an exaggeration but that’s the fact. I charged the power bank to 100% and plugged my 4000mAh smartphone that is at 0% and left. I came back later and my smartphone is at 100%.

I checked the battery percentage of the power bank and it is
84%. That means my smartphone took 16% of the battery from the Power bank to get full. As I showed you in the diagram above, the power bank has fast charging support. It took 1 hour and 53 minutes to fully charge my phone. Note that your smartphone needs to have a fast-charging capability for it to charge it fast. If your smartphone doesn’t support fast charging, then it is not going to fast charge it.

That will take 2 hours and 40 minutes to charge if your smartphone doesn’t support fast charging. But hey, this is 2021 and I know a lot of you have a fast-charging smartphone. In case you are wondering, my phone supports 18w fast charging.

How long does Romoss sense 8p+ take to re-charge?

I tried so hard to kill the power bank and that took me 3 days to kill just to know how long it takes to recharge back. I used an 18W charger plugged into the wall socket and it took 11 hours to fully charge this power bank. Yes, the Romoss sense 8p+ takes a very long time to recharge. Like I said before, the power bank doesn’t come with a charger in the box. So I bought a separate 18W Romoss charger for it.

The charger costs 5000 Naira ($10) at the time of writing while the Power bank costs 19,000 Naira ($40). If you wish to buy it, you can contact us through social media and we will send it to you.

Conclusion

Romoss sense 8p plus

To conclude, the Romoss Sense 8p+ is the best power bank you can buy today without a headache. I have used it for close to 7 months now but no single problem or whatsoever. The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a charger. Have any questions? Please feel free to leave them in the comment below and we will get back to you as fast as possible.

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Oppo A72 Review: Best budget phone?

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Oppo A72 is a mid-range smartphone released by Oppo mobile on April 21 last year. It is made to rival the likes of the Redmi Note 8, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A20, Realme 5, and so on. This is a smartphone made for an average person who likes taking satisfactory pictures, playing games, and surfing the net.

The design of the device is also top-notch, at first glance, you can’t tell that this is a budget device. It has a vertical rectangular module that houses quad cameras and a single led flash. The smartphone also has a big battery capacity that is said to last you for a full day. In this post, we are going to be talking about the device and also be comparing it with the A7 of 2018.

Oppo A72 Key Specs and Features

  • IPS LCD Display; 6.5inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
  • ColorOS 7.1 based Android 10
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • 4-giga byte RAM /8-giga byte RAM
  • 128-giga byte /128-giga byte Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
  • Quad rear cameras of 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
  • Front or selfie camera of 16-mega pixels.
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Side Mounted)
  • Fast Charging 18W
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 5,000mAh battery

Design

In terms of design, the Oppo A72 comes with a very attractive design. It has a gradient color finish that dazzles when light is pointed at it. The smartphone is available in Blue and Green colors. Its successor, the standard A7 of 2018 comes with a good design too but you can see 2020 in this new A72 smartphone.

Placing the older A7 side by side with the new A72 makes it look ugly. That’s it about gadgets, they usually look beautiful and attractive when released but as time goes on, new design ideas will be popping out, thereby crushing the older ones and make them look ugly in the eyes.

The older Oppo A7 has a horizontal camera module housing only two cameras. The new A72 comes with a vertical rectangular module housing four cameras and a single led flash, you can see an improvement right? The older A7 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with an Oppo branding beneath it.

But this new A72 decided to move its fingerprint sensor to the side and it also doubles up as a power button. This time on the A72, there is no Oppo branding anywhere on the rear. Build quality-wise, the A72’s back is made from glass with a plastic frame. The older A7 has a plastic back and frame. One thing about glass is that it feels really smooth and beautiful but they are not durable as plastic.

Display

Looking at the front of the smartphone, there is a punch hole cut-out at the upper left corner of the display which serves as a home for the selfie camera. It has a smaller chin and bezels than the older A7 which is good. It uses an IPS LCD screen which measures 6.5inches diagonally.

The screen is so tall that it has an aspect ratio of 20:9. Someone who has small hands will find it pretty difficult to handle but if your hands are big, you got no problem using it. The display can produce a good viewing experience and videos are capped at 1080p when watching videos on YouTube.

This is because it produces a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, alongside pixels per inch density of 405. This is a huge improvement over the A7 which comes with a 6.2inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, alongside a 271 pixels per inch density.

But while the older A7 produces a lower screen quality, it is very comfortable to hold with one hand as it has a 19:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with a bigger chin size and bezels which made it have a screen to body ratio of 81.6%. The front build of the A7 is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 but the new A72 front material is unknown, maybe a normal glass.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Oppo A72 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset which has an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz for the first four cores and 1.8GHz for the last four cores. It is running on ColorOS 7.1 user interface based on the Android 10 operating system, alongside an Adreno 610 GPU for graphics or gaming.

The smartphone comes in two storage configurations such as 4-gigabyte RAM and 128-gigabyte ROM or 8-gigabyte RAM and 128-gigabyte ROM. There is a dedicated slot for SD cards in case if you wish to extend the storage, but I know you would. Snapdragon 665 is the chipset mostly used in mid-range smartphones this day.

It is very fast in terms of speed and it is good for gaming on low graphics, thanks to the Adreno 610 GPU. The older Oppo A7 only has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset having an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The device was released in 2018 which’s why it is running on Android 8 Oreo.

It uses an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics or gaming and comes in three storage configurations which 6 3-gigabyte RAM and 32-gigabyte ROM or a 3-gigabyte RAM and 64p-gigabyte ROM or 4-gigabyte RAM and 64-gigabyte ROM. You have seen that the A72 brought a lot of upgrades and thus, it will be faster than the older A7 as expected.

Camera

For photography, the Oppo A72 comes with a 48-mega pixels main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8-mega pixels ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2-mega pixels macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has a 16-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls.

Pictures taken with this device are sharp with good details. It is a mid-range smartphone but it takes satisfactory images. Pictures taken with this device is much better than the one taken with the older A7. The older A7 only comes with dual rear cameras which include a 13-mega pixels main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

On the front, it has the same 16-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls. The older A7 can shoot videos in 1080p@30fps only, while the new A72 can shoot videos in 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps. Their front camera can shoot the same 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.

Battery, Security, and Connectivity

When it comes to the battery aspect, the A72 comes with a big battery capacity of 5,000mAh that supports 18W fast charging. This is an improvement over the older A7 which has a 4230 mAh battery with no fast charging. Oppo A72 will last long for you if you are a heavy user and thank God that you can recharge it pretty fast once it is down.

For security, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Side-mounted fingerprint scanners are easier to reach than rear-mounted ones. The older A7 uses a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, so the A72 having a side-mounted one is good. Connectivity-wise, the new A72 smartphone has Bluetooth 5.0 which is faster than the Bluetooth 4.2 in the older A7.

Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, and FM Radio.

Conclusion

To conclude, the Oppo A72 is a very good mid-range smartphone you can get. It is the main competitor of the Redmi Note 8 and the Galaxy A21. It also comes with a good improvement over the older A7(its successor). So should you get the phone? Definitely yes, get it.

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