Xiaomi’s sales and profits due iPhone 13

Xiaomi’s sales and profits is increasing from quarter to quarter: Xiaomi has two problems. One of them is the iPhone 13.

Xiaomi recently published its figures for the 3rd quarter of 2021 and showed that it is making profits. But the Chinese company is facing two problems. 

The company was expecting that its sales would further grow. But it did not happen. In fact, it declined and move it to the number third in the market behind Samsung and Apple. Calays reported that that Xiaomi’s market share in the second quarter was 16.7 percent nut now it has dropped to 13.5 percent. 

Xiaomi lamented that because of iPhone 13 it lost market share. The Apple phone just sold incredibly well, so Apple gained market share and Xiaomi couldn’t really keep up. Instead of giving up, Xiaomi wants to keep going and make its products better. In particular, the commitment in the high-end sector is to be optimized and the devices better adapted to the needs of customers.

Xiaomi can already show what the company can do in December. Then the Xiaomi 12 smartphones will be unveiled. Then at the latest we will see the answer from China to the iPhone 13.

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Xiaomi is troubled by a shortage of chips.   The company was not able make more smartphones due to shortage of chips. As it could not shipped smartphones to fulfil the growing demands as a result it affected its performance.

Huawei introduces Nova 8 SE 4G version in China

Huawei had recently introduced the Nova 8 smartphone with 5G support.

Now the Chinese company has introduced the Nova 8SE 4G version which is not much different.

The difference between the two is the processor and the Nova 8SE uses the company’s own Kirin  710A chipset. 

Kirin 710A is an 8 core chipset. It was launched in June 24, 2020. It has been used by Samsung too. It has 4 performance cores running at 2GHz and 4 power saving cores. The chipset offers decent processing power. 

The Nova 8SE 5G has MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 or 800U processor that provides 5G support.

The new phone comes with a 6.5-inch OLED display with Full HD Plus resolution. It feature 402ppi density. 

The fingerprint sensor is mounted inside the screen, while the Water Drop Notch features a 16-megapixel camera.

There is a setup of 4 cameras on the back of the phone.

 This setup has a 64-megapixel main camera with 8-megapixel UltraWide, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor cameras.

As far as the battery is concerned, it is 3800 mAh with 66 watt fast charging support.

And yes, due to US sanctions, this phone is also deprived of Google Play Store and other services. Despite this it a good smartphone for those people who require a smartphone to carry out day to operations.

Similarly, instead of Android, the company has used its own Harmony OS2 operating system.

The phone will be available in 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and is the first to be offered for sale in China.

It is priced at 2,099 yuan (about 58,000 Pakistani rupees) and it is not yet possible to say anything about its availability outside of China

Buying Bluetooth headphones: the most important questions

What does sound quality mean?

A lot is written and discussed about sound . Nevertheless, one must be aware that it is an individual sensory perception . One listener likes a neutral sound (straight frequency response), another finds it sterile and boring. A classical music fan has different requirements for headphones than someone who likes tech house. The general rule is: high-quality headphones are particularly good at mastering all the different challenges and being a kind of all-round tool . Bad sounding headphones, on the other hand, can hardly be saved even with software equalizers via an app.

Why is the seat so important?

Headphones are something that you wear directly on your body ( “wearable” ). That means a good fit is crucial. In order to avoid expensive bad purchases and annoying returns, you should try out the desired model yourself beforehand – be it borrowed from a friend or in a shop (where, in fairness, you can buy the right item right away).

Replacement adapter for in-ear headphones from Comply Foam (Image: Comply)

In the case of in-ear models, it depends on the silicone adapters whether the fit in the ear canal is correct. Only good insulation ensures a rich sound: If the housing is too loose in the ears, the bass is lost. If they are too tight, this leads to an uncomfortable feeling of pressure and even pain within minutes. Adapters made of flexible memory foam are recommended. When handling in-ears, you should also pay attention to hygiene (clean hands) – after all, you put an object near your eardrum.

 

Are Bluetooth headphones harmful to your health?

When it comes to health, there are also isolated concerns about the radiation exposure caused by Bluetooth devices. The electromagnetic fields are clearly measurable, but not so easy to interpret, even for scientists. “According to current knowledge (…) the high-frequency radiation generated by Bluetooth networks is too weak to (…) trigger acute health effects,” says the fact sheet of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (PDF) . The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) generally recommends minimizing radiation exposure in order to keep possible but “previously unrecognized health risks” low ( information sheet as PDF ). 

Bluetooth Multipoint: Why is it important when using multiple players?

Multipoint wireless headphones stay connected to multiple paired devices at the same time. So you can easily switch between different players (e.g. smartphone, tablet) when playing music without having to pair again each time.

What about cell phone apps and what about data protection?

Anyone who buys modern Bluetooth headphones, in principle, not only pays for the headphones themselves (hardware), but also for the firmware and app that go with the operation (software). Some headphones can not be used to their full extent without a smartphone app – this comes into focus when you have to create a login to use the app , which in turn collects data and transfers it to the manufacturer. Anyone who attaches great importance to data protection should take this aspect into account and find out beforehand how the manufacturer has envisaged the use.

Noise Canceling (ANC) in headphones: what does the technology do?

The topic of noise-canceling has been penetrating more and more consumers for a number of years. The active lowering of outside noises by counter-sound can actually ensure a pleasant calm by mainly suppressing low-frequency and monotonous sources of interference (engine hum, air conditioning noise). But you should be aware that some of the manufacturer’s advertising promises are exaggerated. Even the best ANC headphones cannot achieve absolute silence like in an anechoic room, which is technically not (yet) feasible. But it becomes audibly more pleasant to enjoy music while traveling by plane or train. Occasionally, users also ask themselves whether noise canceling is harmful to health: the answer to this is no,as an ENT expert from the University of Dresden confirmed on request.

Bugs reported by Samsung users after Android 12 and One UI 4 update

Samsung had rolled out the final update to Android 12 and One UI 4 for Galaxy S21 smartphone some time ago. Reports of bugs were lodged by S21 owners. 


Since the Android 12 update with One UI 4 was distributed for the Galaxy S21 smartphones , the phones are no longer running smoothly. An annoying bug ensures that the dynamic 120 Hz function no longer works in the apps in which it was previously active. This makes the top smartphones feel much slower because the display then only works at 60 Hz. That is changing now.

According to SamMobile, Samsung has released a first software update for the Galaxy S21 smartphones that eliminates the problem . The manufacturer itself does not mention troubleshooting in the notes at all. However, after installing the update, many users report that the performance of the Galaxy S21 smartphones has noticeably improved and the smartphones are now working smoothly again.

The software update for the Galaxy S21 models will initially be distributed in the USA , but should also be available in other countries soon. Android 12 with One UI 4 has been available for some time. With the December update in a few days at the latest, Samsung should have eliminated the problem once and for all.

Samsung One UI 4.0: Customization options with Android 12
Samsung is planning further Android 12 updates
Samsung has so far only released Android 12 with One UI 4 for the Galaxy S21 smartphones, but many other phones and tablets will follow. 

Vivo Watch 2

Vivo Watch – Vivo


Soon, the Chinese company Vivo will launch the second generation of its smartwatch Vivo Watch 2. The first, official renders of this model have been leaked to the network. It shows watch with a classic appearance.

The first information about the appearance of Vivo Watch 2 was found on the web a few weeks ago – the manufacturer introduced support for this unannounced device to the Smart Health App. The news reports say that the device has been certified by the Chinese Ministry of Industry.

Official promotional materials created by Vivo about the Watch 2 model have been leaked to the network .

The watch has  a classic design with a round case in at least two colors: black and gray with a silicone or leather strap. The device has narrow frames surrounding an OLED screen with a diameter of 42 mm, and the hardware features will include heart rate monitoring and a GPS module. It is not yet known when Vivo Watch 2 will be officially launched – it is possible that it will happen this year.

At the same time, we would like to remind you that the Tech Awards 2021 plebiscite is underway, in which you choose the best smartphones, TVs, games and other new technologies. There are special prizes for voting!

Xiaomi loses its position to Apple

Within three months, Xiaomi has lost its position as the world’s second-largest company due to a global shortage of chips and stiff competition from other companies.

Xiaomi 11T Pro – Photo courtesy of Xiaomi

According to Counterpoint Research and Canals, the Chinese company overtook Apple to take second place between April and June, but that lead ended in the July-September quarter.

Xiaomi’s quarterly report , released on November 23 , also states that its smartphone business has been severely affected by the shortage of semiconductors.

The chips crisis is expected to continue into the first half of 2022.

Xiaomi President Wang Xiang said at the launch of the quarterly report that this year has a special background and a global shortage of parts, which is a big challenge for us.

Xiaomi sold 43.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2021, down 6% from the same period last year.

The company has made smartphones the mainstay of its business, including other devices such as home appliances and is set to begin production of electric vehicles in 2024.

Xiaomi has been facing supply chain problems since June, and Counterpoint Research Director Tarun Pathak said that although the shortage has affected all companies, it is a major headache for Xiaomi due to its numerous models. Are

During the third quarter, the company introduced more than 50 different smartphone models for sale in the market, due to which it needs a large number of parts.

Compared to Apple’s specific models, it did not have much of a problem and it managed to regain the second position in the third quarter.

Apple also benefited from the iPhone 13 and increased its global market share to 15% in the third quarter, one percentage point higher than Xiaomi.

But according to Tarun Pathak, Xiaomi cannot be left out of the competition and she may soon regain the second position.

He said that Xiaomi’s goal is to get the number one position behind Samsung and that too is not impossible.

Samsung: One UI 4 based on Android 12 is now being distributed

Samsung: One UI 4 based on Android 12 is now being distributed

Samsung has now completed the new One UI 4 operating system, which is based on Android 12, after a long beta phase and has started to distribute it. The innovations mainly concern optical customization and a better overview for security. The One UI 4 will receive more than 25 Galaxy smartphones and at least two tablets.

Samsung distributes the new One UI 4

A beta phase for the new mobile operating system from Samsung called One UI 4, which is based on Android 12, started in the summer. This beta phase is now over, so Samsung was able to fine-tune it. Now Computer Base reports on that Samsung has started distributing One UI 4. It starts with the current top series, i.e. the Galaxy S21 smartphones. Samsung will also offer numerous other smartphones and tablets with One UI 4 for users who accept the upgrade offer and want to install the new operating system. If you have overlooked the information about an upcoming update or the information does not appear automatically, you can also check the software updates manually in the system options. The smartphones of the Galaxy S10 series are also included, but there are also some A models that will receive the update. The following list shows which smartphones Samsung has already officially confirmed the option for a One UI 4 update,

•    Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra

•    Galaxy S20, S20 +, S20 Ultra and S20 FE

•    Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 5G, S10 +

•    Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Note 20

•    Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+

•    Galaxy Fold, Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3

•    Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip 3

•    Galaxy A42 5G, A52, A52 5G, A52s 5G, A72, A82 5G

•    Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7 +

Just like with Android 12, one of the new features should be better customization, which with One UI 4 also includes color palettes and designs of things like menus, icons and so on. There are also improvements in the widgets that should simplify customization. For privacy, there is more overview to see more quickly which apps can access certain settings. There is also new software for some older Galaxy Smartwatches, because Samsung is also distributing updates to the Tizen operating system for these smart watches.

Honor launching new smartphones

Brand Honor, after their separation  Huawei, introduced 3 phones of 50 series in June 2021 which were launched globally in October .



These mobiles will be equipped with Google Mobile services after a very long time in Honor smartphones. 

Honor 60 Design Design – Photo courtesy Honor

Now the company is ready to introduce the updated models in the form of Honor 60 series, the design of which feels quite unique.

The company has announced that the Honor 60 series will be launched on December 1.

The company has also released a video teaser of the series which gives a glimpse of the design of the phones.

The teaser takes into account the cosmic theme, which indicates that the phone’s camera is likely to be given astrophotography mode.


According to reports , the Honor 60 series will consist of 3 phones, including the Honor 60, 60 Pro and 60 SE models.

The Honor 60 Pro is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 870 processor, while the 4500 mAh battery will come with 100 watts or more of fast charging support.

In comparison, Honor 60 will have 66 watt fast charging support with battery while SE model will have 40 watt fast charging support.

The back of the phone has a 50 series two-circle camera setup.

But the company has surprisingly managed to hide the details of these new phones.

OPPO Reno 6 5G is the entry-level model in the series.

OPPO Reno 6 5G is the entry-level model in the series. The smartphone slightly looks like iPhone. It comes with a unique Reno Glow housing, a display with high refresh rate. The most attractive feature is its fast charger. This charger allows you to fully charge the battery in 30 minutes. However, it has components which are not very impressive. Considering all this I think the price is little bit high?

The Price of Oppo Reno 6 is Rs. 63000/- in Pakistan. 

Packaging and accessories

Inside the box, your will find a 65 W fast charger, a USB cable (USB-A to USB-C), a transparent, silicone case, a pin for opening the SIM card tray and wired headphones with a USB-C connector. It is worth adding that a protective film is attached to the screen at the factory.

Construction and Screen

The design of the Reno 6 is unique. The color of the panel is Artic blue which give the panel a look of the frozen sheet of ice. Oppo has named this pattern ‘Reno Glow’. The panel surface has been designed in a such a way that you will not see finger prints on the casing, and the smartphone is more resistant to scratches.

The smartphone itself weighs 182 grams and in terms of size it is a handy, though angular device. 

The 6.43-inch flat screen has Full HD + resolution, which gives 410 pixels per inch. This is an AMOLED panel, so we get deep blacks, saturated colors and excellent contrast. The colors are pretty cool – the white is a bit blue – but this can be changed in the settings (white balance and vivid or soft color mode). The brightness level allows for comfortable use of the device both at night and on a sunny day. Let’s not forget about the higher refresh rate – we have 90 Hz here, which may not be the highest value available, but it is a good compromise between getting a noticeably smoother interface without exposing the battery to excessive consumption. It is a pity that there is no adaptive mode that would automatically select the frequency due to what is actually displayed on the screen. It is worth adding that the smartphone supports HDR10 and Widevine L1, it also supports the OSIE (OPPO Screen Image Engine) technology, which has an intelligent adjust the colors to the displayed content.

The screen is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and the display is surrounded by narrow frames – the bottom of which is noticeably the thickest. In total, the screen takes up approx. 90% of the front panel. Its symmetry is disturbed by the hole in the upper left corner where the selfie camera is placed. On the border of the upper frame and the metal edge, we can see the speaker slot for conversations. In the lower part of the screen there is a fingerprint scanner – at the right height and fast and effective in operation. It is worth adding that the smartphone can be easily used while wearing glasses with polarization.

You will not notice any dirt or fingerprints on the back panel – this is due to the specifically finished housing (including colored foil, reflective nanolaminate and indium coating). However, this does not change the fact that it is quite slippery. The manufacturer placed his logo here, and also printed mandatory certifications and markings – fortunately, they are not too conspicuous.

The photo module landed in the upper left corner – it protrudes about 1.5 mm above the housing and has a color corresponding to the color of the panel – although with a different finish There are three cameras, and they are accompanied by a color temperature sensor and a LED flash. You can see that the manufacturer did not try to expose this module, but rather camouflages it neatly

The Oppo Reno 6 5G frame is metal, which you can immediately feel when you pick up the phone. The edges of the phone are flat, slightly cut at the edges and interrupted in places by antenna strips. Thanks to this angularity, the whole thing takes on an elegant character. On the right side there is a screen on / off button with a green color accent, on the bottom there is an external speaker, a USB-C port, a microphone opening and a tray for two SIM cards. On the left side there is a separated volume control, and on the upper edge – a microphone hole for noise reduction. The buttons are metal and quite shallow, but in practice I had no problem with feeling and using them. There are no old school elements such as a 3.5 mm mini-jack connector and a memory card slot.

System and Applications

The smartphone works with ColorOS 11, based on Android 11, with the security update of August 5, 2021. There is some bloatware here (including Amazon Shopping, Booking.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, Prime Video, TikTok) but unnecessary applications can be uninstalled without any problems.

The software is extensive and refined in practically every aspect. In addition, it gives a lot of possibilities in terms of personalizing the device – you can choose the appearance of the AoD screen, change the icons, theme color and animation when touching the fingerprint scanner. There is also edge lighting, a game space, a sidebar for quick access to applications and specific functions.

Sound

The loudspeaker is single and is placed on the bottom edge. It emits a sound to the side, not towards the user, and it is easy to cover it with your finger while holding the device in a horizontal orientation. In terms of sound, the smartphone is moderately loud, gives the correct sound, albeit with a predominance of medium and high tones, and works well when using YouTube or watching series. Even so, Reno 6 5G would benefit if it offered a stereo system that has competition in the same price range. It is a pity there is also no universal headphone jack here. But at least, as a sake, the manufacturer included headphones with a USB-C connector in the set.

In terms of sound, the smartphone will not impress with its equipment, but there is support for Dolby Atmos technology. The producer for playing music has also pre-installed the company’s application and YouTube Music here.

Photos and videos

The triple camera houses three sensors, which are to meet the photographic aspirations of amateurs of mobile photography. The main camera with the OmniVision 64B sensor has 64 MP and a lens with f/1.7 brightness. It is supported by an 8 MP camera with an f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens (120 degrees) and a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. It’s a good set, although – taking into account the price range – I expected something more. The smartphone can also record video in 4K quality at 30 fps and Full HD at 60 fps. What’s more, for Full HD resolution, electronic image stabilization works, there is also a special mode that improves stabilization (however, it involves cropping the image).

Sample photos taken with the phone look very good, with the appropriate level of detail and sharpness, and natural colours. At high magnification, while viewing the photos on the monitor screen, we notice that the photos tend to be soft, a bit blurry – but this is a feature of the camera, not its disadvantage. By default, they are 16 megapixels, but you can force a resolution of 64 megapixels – you gain a bit of detail but lose brightness. Daytime photos look great, have the right dynamics and efficient HDR. Focusing is instant, or you can use the 2x zoom, which is a digital zoom (there is also a 5x and 10x zoom, but it’s not worth using them). But nowadays rarely any smartphone can not cope with photos in good lighting – worse conditions and photos after dark are a real challenge.

On the other hand, night shots look average, especially in terms of photo detail and white balance. Compared to the camera, the main photos also lack contrast. The night mode (for the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras) slightly improves the quality of photos – it de-noises them and strengthens the contrast, although you need to maintain a stable position for a few seconds. But don’t expect above-average results anyway.

Photos from a camera with an ultra-wide angle lens in good conditions are rather average, but have a noticeably weaker quality, different colors and are darker than the photos from the main camera. There is also a 2 MP macro camera – something that frequently appears as a clog in cheaper smartphones. However, in a model for over 2,000 I would prefer something more useful, such as a telephoto lens.

Oppo Reno 6 5G offers generally correct photos – but doesn’t really stand out in terms of photography in its price shelf.

The camera application is powerful and intuitive to use. The most important switches and modes are at hand, there is artificial intelligence that helps in selecting the optimal settings for the photo, there are color filters – that is, what an application to operate the camera should have. The video recording modes currently available only to Oppo, i.e. the movie portrait mode, deserve special attention.

We have a 32 MP camera with f/2.2 brightness for selfies. It gives good looking photos with good detail and fairly correct background blur for portrait photos. By default, it is better to be careful with the beautification mode, which likes to smooth the face excessively, giving an effect that is far from natural.

Communication. Voice calls

The set of connectivity options is complete – as befits a mid-range device. It includes Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (with hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct), Bluetooth 5.1 module (with aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC codec support), there is NFC for contactless payments, while in terms of geolocation, we have GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and QZSS systems. None of the mentioned modules caused problems in everyday work, and navigation both in the city and outside it was reliable. There is a USB-C port (USB 3.1, OTG) from the physical connectors.

The smartphone supports 5G networks and supports two SIM cards. You can easily configure the default card for connections and data transfer. The quality of calls itself is a plus – everything is heard loud and clear.

Memory and performance

The smartphone offers 128 GB of memory – in practice about 106 GB for the user. If this is not enough space for files and applications, cloud solutions remain – in Reno 6 5G you cannot mount a memory card. It should also be noted that this is UFS 2.1 storage, not the newer and faster version of UFS 3.0.

The new, mid-shelf Mediatek Dimensity 900 processor, which has two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz, is responsible for the speed and smoothness of work. This processor can be found in smartphones cheaper than Reno 6, such as Honor X20 or Honor 50 SE. In this price range I would expect at least Dimensity 1200. However, the processor is supported by Mali-G78 graphics and 8 GB of RAM (expandable by 2.3 or 5 GB).

Everyday – as well as in more resource-hungry applications – Reno 6 5G is at the level we expect from a solid mid-range. Multitasking is not a problem, switching between applications takes place without delay, and the device can also handle more demanding games (although you have to bear in mind that it will not satisfy the most demanding players). Rather, it sticks to lower graphics settings – you can change them to a higher one, but then the smoothness of the work will suffer. As shown by benchmarks and everyday use, there is no problem with throttling, and when playing (e.g. Asphalt 9 or Genshin Impact) the smartphone gets warmer, but not to such a level that using it becomes uncomfortable.

Battery

The energy for operation is provided by a battery with a capacity of 4300 mAh (basically two batteries with a capacity of 2150 mAh). For a smartphone with Chinese roots, it is a relatively unimpressive value – other manufacturers from the Middle Kingdom provide cells from 4500-5000 mAh as standard. But it does translate into good working times. It will easily survive a full day of intensive work or 2 days when we use a smartphone more sparingly.

•    lifetime with the screen on (YouTube, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness, minimum sound level) – 19 hours and 5 minutes;

•    result in PC Mark battery test – failed to complete the benchmark 3 times (unknown application error);

•    Geekbench result (full discharge, dim screen) – 9060 points, discharge after 15 hours and 6 minutes;

•    an hour of video streaming (Chrome, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness) – 7% battery less;

•    an hour of playing videos from the phone’s memory (airplane mode, system player, 50% screen brightness) – 6% battery less;

•    half an hour of using online navigation – 7-8%, battery less;

•    half an hour of playing Real Racing 3 – 8% battery less;

•    8 hours in standby mode – 1-2% less battery.

Chinese producers put a lot of emphasis on fast charging – the charging power increases, and the time in which we get a 100% filled cell is getting shorter. In the case of Oppo Reno 6 5G we are dealing with a 65W charge – and in practice a fully charged battery in just 30 minutes. After 15 minutes we will see 65%, the next quarter of an hour and the state of charge reaches 99%. The last percent is the slowest – but it’s a matter of about 5 minutes to get 100%. Unfortunately, there is no wireless charging here, which would look very good in the specification of a smartphone from this price range.

Summary

Oppo Reno 6 5G is a great smartphone with a design that makes it stand out from the crowd of other mid-range devices. It offers high performance and ensures smooth operation in all applications, the interface offers a lot of options to customize the phone to your liking, and the battery not only provides good working times, but can be recharged in as little as half an hour.

You can complain about some shortcomings – there is no headphone jack or support for microSD cards, cameras could be better, there is no stereo speakers or wireless charging. The last thing is the price – 499 euros is a lot considering what the competition offers. The middle shelf is very crowded and very competitive. Manufacturers use a similar specification, so ultimately the fight for buyers’ wallets is based on the right price. Chinese producers can really aggressively price their flagship products, but clearly Oppo is not one of them. And although the smartphone itself is recommendable, it is better to wait until it is cheaper. Because with what it offers, cheaper alternatives can be found.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

•    back panel texture (Reno Glow), anti-fingerprint and scratch resistant

•    elegant (slightly iPhone-like) look of the phone (flat screen and cut edges)

•    lots of options in the field of ColorOS personalization

•    AMOLED display with high screen refresh rate

•    well-working biometric security features: subscreen fingerprint scanner and facial recognition

•    unusual video modes

•    satisfactory performance and no throttling

•    expandable RAM

•    good working times

•    65W instant charge

•    strong charger, case and headphones included

•    RAM memory expansion up to 5 GB

Cons:

•    the price should be lower

•    no telephoto lens – instead there is a popular clog, i.e. a 2MP macro camera

•    not very impressive internal memory capacity

•    night shots could be better

•    no OIS on camera

•    single speaker

•    not dust- or waterproof

•    no wireless charging

•    without 3.5mm mini-jack and microSD card support

WhatsApp shows new warning – do you have to agree?

WhatsApp: Terms of use and adjustments to the data protection declaration

WhatsApp has been trying to enforce new data protection regulations for a few months. Sometimes it was threatened that the messenger would no longer work properly if one did not agree. The inadequate education of users has resulted in a fine of millions. That’s why there is now a new attempt.

WhatsApp wants approval for new data protection regulations
As of today, WhatsApp will again display a warning when you start Messenger. It’s all about the new data protection regulations , which the company had to formulate more precisely after a 225 million fine in Europe so that users better understand what exactly is changing. This has happened so that from today WhatsApp will again display the notice about the new data protection regulations.

While last time you threatened that the messenger would partially no longer work if you did not agree to it, this is not the case this time. Those who do not accept the new data protection regulations have nothing to fear, because nothing will change . Basically you only annoy WhatsApp with that. If you like, you can read the new data protection regulations on the WhatsApp website in detail (source: WhatsApp FAQ ).


In essence, however, nothing changes. Only new and expanded formulations were found. You can still not agree to the data protection regulations and use the messenger without restrictions. The only disadvantage that awaits you is the regular display of the notice of consent . I’ve lived with it myself for months and have now got used to simply wiping away the hint that pops up every now and then. I don’t have any restrictions as a result.

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