Xiaomi's Mi 8 flagship sells out in 1 minute and 37 seconds

Currently in china Huawei is the biggest smartphone brand but Xiaomi's new flagship Mi8 has created a storm in China. Mi 8 went on sale on 5th june and according to Xiaomi, the phone sold out in just 1 minute and 37 seconds. A lot of people are interested in this device because it is providing a lot of high-end specs in a minimal price. As a matter of fact, the Mi 8 starts off at just CNY 2,699  (approx Rs 28,000) which makes it the cheapest smartphone to come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC. This phone can really bring the competition to the OnePlus 6.

Here are the specs of MI 8

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications
Dimensions and weight 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm, 175g
Software MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
CPU Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver cores)
GPU Adreno 630
RAM and storage 6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage; Mi 8 Explorer Edition: 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage
Battery 3400mAh, Quick Charge 4.0+ (Quick Charge 3 adapter bundled in the box)
Display 6.21-inch Full HD+ (2248×1080) AMOLED, 600 nits brightness, supports HDR10, DCI-P3 gamut
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB Type-C port, dual nano SIM slots
Bands GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20
TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
Rear camera 12MP camera with 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4-axis OIS
12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom
Video recording up to 4K at 60FPS, Slow motion at 1080p240
Front-facing camera 20MP front-facing camera, uses pixel binning to simulate 1.8μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture

Xiaomi states that the Mi 8 is the world’s first smartphone to support dual-frequency GPS. It uses the newer, more powerful L5 band on top of the common L1 band to increase navigation accuracy by three to five times.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be available in three variants: 6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage. The 64GB storage variant costs CNY 2699 ($420), while the 128GB storage and 256GB storage variants will be available for CNY 2999 ($468) and CNY 3299 ($515) respectively.

Everything we know about Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung galaxy S series is one of the most awaited smartphone series every year. Samsung Galaxy S8 was a huge success for samsung and even after a year it stands strong. So the most exciting event of 2018 for samsung is happening on 25th February as they are going to launch Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will officially be unveiled on February 25 in Barcelona ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. According to some reports, Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also expected to be priced higher than the previous year’s Galaxy S8 series.

The biggest change with the Samsung Galaxy S9 series is expected on the camera front and the company’s teasers have indicated this as well. The design will continue to remain the metal and glass one that we’ve seen on Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, Note8, etc. Samsung will also introduce a new version of the DeX Pad for the Galaxy S9 series, where a user can plug in the device and enjoy a desktop-like experience on the mobile itself. The DeX Pad was introduced last year with the Galaxy S8 series.

Just like any other phone, before the launch the internet is filled up with lots of leaks. Here are all the leaks of the Galaxy S9 as they happened

Specs: The US looks set to get a phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and the rest of the world Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset. This means 30% improved power, albeit still with 4GB of RAM inside. This will be more than enough grunt, but those that lust after specs for the sake of them will be disappointed not to see 6GB,

Battery: While it looks like we're going to get a 3,000mAh power pack - the same as on the Galaxy S8 - the improved CPU inside will likely lead to a real boost in battery life. This means the Galaxy S9 should last easily over a day for more users than ever before.

Other key features: A recent promo conformed animated emoji, where faces are turned into cartoons, will be present on the Galaxy S9 as a response to Apple's Animoji.

Stereo speakers will also be a welcome addition for anyone tired of the mono-firing single outlet on previous phones - we don't expect this to be industry-leading in the same way as Sony and Apple, but at least using your phone to play music or movies will be more pleasant.

An improved iris scanner is rumored to be Samsung's play against Apple's Face ID too, but given the poor performance of the sensor last year we don't expect this to be a big feature.

Top 5 Android Phones under Rs 15000 for the Month of May.

Top 5 Android Phones under rs 15000 for the Month of May.

Planning to buy a good  Android phone around rs 15000 ? Well it is a very difficult task to choose as this is the most confusing price range. In this range one gets decent phones from good international brands and also get some phones with powerful specs lodded from Indo-Chinese brands. In this article we list top 5 Android Phones under rs 15000 for the month of May.

1. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (2GB RAM) :

Zenfone 5 was a great success. Now asus has launched zenfone 2 which is excellent and delivers everything that a user desires- Good Performance, Camera, Battery Life, Design, Latest Android and an overall good User Experience. Zenfone 2 has two variants. one is Zenfone 2 with 4GB ram which is available at rs 19,999, but at under 15k we have got the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML with 2GB RAM.It runs on Quad Core, 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor which is very powerful. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD display which is very good and it is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone has a 13 MP rear & 5 MP front camera, the picture quality of both the cameras is very impressive.It runs on the Android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s ZenUI running on top of it. It supports Dual Sim & 4G (LTE). It is good on storage and has a good 3000 mAh battery, with fast charging feature. When it comes to design, the phone looks very good and more importantly it’s different from other phones in the market. Overall, the Zenfone 2 at this price is a perfect device.

Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (2 GB)

2. Xiaomi Mi 4i :

Xiaomi is always known to offer great specs phones at a very low price due to which they are getting very popular in india.Xiaomi Mi 4i is their latest addition.The Mi 4i has a unibody design with polycarbonate body, it also has a soft touch matte finish with an anti-grease coating.Even though it’s a plastic body, it looks and feels good. It runs on the 2nd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The Snapdragon 615 processor already has a good performance and on top of it, the 2nd generation 615 processor used in this phone is even better in terms of speed and performance. The phone also has a 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM. It sports a 5-inch Sharp/JDI Full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution which turns out into a great 441 PPI pixel density. The Mi 4i also features a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera, Xiaomi has used f/2.0 & f/1.8 aperture lens which clicks better and cleaner images. The phone supports 4G dual-SIM & dual-standby, and 16GB internal storage. It runs on MIUI 6 on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It has a 3120 mAh battery with fast charging technology & many battery saving features. Overall, the phone has great performance with one of the best displays in this range but, it doesn’t have microSD card.

Xiaomi Mi 4i

3. Samsung Galaxy Grand Max :

Samsung Mobiles is back with a bang. The Grand Max runs on the Snapdragon 410 Processor paired with 1.5 GB of RAM and the performance of the phone is good, smooth and lag-free. It has a 5.25 inches screen with 720 x 1280 pixels HD display which is pretty decent. Another highlight of the phone is its camera. It has a 13 MP rear camera which is very good and offers decent camera features. It also has a great 5 MP front camera. It sports 16 GB internal storage and has a pretty large expandable memory of 64 GB. The phone runs on Android Kitkat and with the Touchwiz skin of Samsung, the UI of the phone is very good, its beautiful and smooth. It has a Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery which can power the phone for a day. It also supports 4G LTE which is also nice for the future. Overall, the Grand Max offers a good combination of user experience, specifications and after sales service at this price point.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max

4.Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) :

Its been more than a year since the release of the motorola moto G series but still it is ruling the top spot because of its specs and design.The Moto G (2nd Gen) sports a 5-inch HD (720x1020p) display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core processor and 1 GB RAM. The phone is 10.99mm thick and weighs 149 gram.The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box which is now upgradable to Android v5.0 Lollipop.It has a 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. Well the camera quality can’t match the phones above but it’s still decent. It has 16 GB internal 32 GB expandable storage.It may not have the strongest specs but, it has a good balance of everything and it gives a great user experience.

Motorola Moto G (Gen 2)

5. Lenovo P70 :

Smartphones have evolved much but not their battery life. Today even the flagship phones lacks a good battery. All the fancy features are of no use if your phone drains out in 3-4 hours.There are phones with 4,000 or 5,000 mAh battery but, those phones only focused on the battery whereas a user wants all the features and specs of the top phones with exceptional battery . Lenovo p70is the perfect example of smartphone with high end specs and a powerful battery. It runs on the Octa-core 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6752 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, which ensures good performance. It has a 5 inches HD display which is decent, very good 13 MP & 5 MP cameras, Android v4.0 kitkat, dual sim, 4G and 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB. Overall, if battery is your concern, this can be a great choice.

Lenovo P70