Infinix Hot 10S

There is a fierce competition among the smartphone companies to launch smartphones in the budget range segment. We recently saw 5 different variants of Redmi 9 series,  6 variants of Realme C series. There prices are within 10 thousand rupees.

Infinix Hot 10S is also the new smartphone in this range.  Specifications of Infinix smartphones tell that the company is offering premium devices in budget range. But it also has some shortcomings, which can be improved. I have been using Infinix smartphones for a long time and found devices impressive and robust. I use all kinds of apps. Such as my exchange emails, streaming services and other utilities. 

Built quality and design

The Hot 10S is made entirely of plastic and you will get to see the unique diamond cut flow pattern design used on the back panel. The company has sent Morandi Blue color variant to us, which may not be said to be very attractive in appearance, but definitely okay. The phone weighs 200 grams feels heavy to hold as it is also 9mm wide. 

Both the power button and volume rocker have been placed on the right hand so that they can be used easily. The fingerprint scanner is at the back. It has dedicated slots for a micro SD card and dual 4G SIM card slots. The worst thing about this smartphone is that it still offers the same old-fashioned micro USB charging port, which comes with a basic 10W charger. Whereas, now smartphones are being launched in the market with fast charging and Type-C. The biggest thing about this smartphone is that you get not one but two LED flashes on the front panel.

Performance

The biggest identity of any smartphone is its performance and if a smartphone coming under 10 thousand rupees comes with tremendous performance, then the matter is different.

In Infinix Hot 10S comes with  4GB and 6GB of RAM, which includes 64GB of internal storage. This smartphone has the latest Mediatek Helio G85 processor, which is an upgraded version of the G70 itself. This means you will get  a strong processor in this budget smartphone. The display with a refresh rate of 90Hz is impressive and seems quite fast. You can move between application smoothly. Normal smartphone users use basic applications. 

The impressive specifications of this smartphone offers good gaming experience to gamers. 

Game lovers have played Call of duty for hours and did not experience any problem. 

In Hot 10S comes with a 6.82-inch LCD display which offers 720 pixels resolution and 440 nits brightness. You will not experience any problem in brightness levels even outside the house in strong sunlight. I watched some series on OTT platform in which I didn’t get very good experience, but it doesn’t disappoint you either. Apart from this, this phone comes with Widevine L3 certification, so you have to face some problems in watching Netflix or Prime Video, that is, the pixels of the video content start bursting because this smartphone is not able to stream in full 720 pixels. although, If you pay attention to other smartphones in this segment, then you will see the same problem in them. Apart from this, the performance of the speakers will also be fine. The single speaker below doesn’t have bass, so you’ll need a Bluetooth headphone or earphones with a 3.5mm jack for better audio.

Software

In Infinix Hot 10s comes Android 11 as well as XOS 7.6 software. Due to this, now its UI looks very clean and good. Not only this, it also does not get to see a dozen pre-installed games like before, which we are often seeing in other Infinix phones. However, there are still some pre-installed apps in it, which are from Infinix and you cannot uninstall them. However, these apps don’t bother you that much. In this my favorite feature was XOS which is ‘Thunderback’. As fancy as its name is, it is also useful. In this case, you can open the floating window automatically by double tapping on the fingerprint sensor. In this, its UI looks very nice and easy. All these popular apps work with YouTube, Instagram, Whatsapp and Chrome so that is great.

Battery is good then charging is bad

The Hot 10S packs a 6,000 mAh battery which has become a standard in almost all smartphones in this segment. But yes, if seen, you get a strong battery in it. You can easily use it for two days. At the same time, after a single charge, you can watch videos or play games in it for 8 hours continuously. Overall, after charging once, even if you do many things in your phone, it will run smoothly for a day. As mentioned earlier, there is a 10W charger, so it takes up to 4 hours to charge from 0 to 100%. That is, it is one of those smartphones that you charge at night and use it throughout the day. If the company had given a little fast charging with C-type port in it, it would have been a great smartphone.

How strong is the camera?

The Hot 10S sports a triple rear camera, but you seem to be using only one camera and it’s 48 MP sensor, which takes pixel-bind photos by default of 12 MP. There is also a depth sensor which is still being measured and the third camera is with AI lens. Big scientists of the world are also trying to find out that what does this work? But to be honest, I find this to be a gimmick that Infinix is ​​using to fool people. It doesn’t have any ultrawide lens. It also has a selfie camera which is of 8MP. There is a dedicated LED flash for selfie. The low-light photography of both the front and rear cameras is best in class. The rear camera can do a little better, especially when you are clicking and cropping photos in a wide range.


Talking about the color science of Infinix, a lot of improvement is needed here too, because mostly you will not find natural colors in it and you also get to see dull human skin tone. Portrait mode also doesn’t work so well. Overall, the Hot 10s is not a smartphone with a better camera performance in this segment.


The price of 4GB / 64GB storage variant of Infinix Hot 10S is INR9,999 and to be honest, if you are buying this smartphone in terms of camera or watching videos then do not buy at all. But yes, if you are buying a cheap gaming smartphone and want a little better performance then you can buy it. You also get good battery backup in this. In this smartphone, you definitely get the benefit of Social Turbo features with XOS.

OPPO is launching Reno 6 and Reno 6 pro in India

Oppo is going to launch Reno 6 and Reno 6 Pro in India under its magnificent Renault 6 series.  Meanwhile, a device from the company has been spotted on the GeekBench certification website, which is believed to be Oppo Reno 6Z.  The benchmarking website has given Information about RAM, chipset and Android version used in the smartphone.  However, the company itself has not yet given any information about the launch, price or features of the upcoming Reno 6Z smartphone.

91Mobile reports that the upcoming Oppo Reno 6Z smartphone is listed on the GeekBench certification website with the CPH2237 model number.  According to the listing, this smartphone will work on Android 11 based ColorOS 11.  This smartphone will  have 8GB RAM and MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset.  Apart from that, not much information has been given.

According to media reports , the Oppo Reno 6Z will have a 6.43-inch Full HD Plus AMOLED display.  The phone will a triple rear camera setup with a 4,310mAh battery.  It will have a 64MP primary sensor.  While in the front of the phone you can find a 32MP selfie camera.

According to leaked reports, the Oppo Reno 6Z smartphone can be priced between Rs 24,000 and Rs 26,000.  At the same time, it can be launched in the global market with many color options.

Oppo had introduced Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G earlier this year.  The price of this device is in the premium range.  Speaking of specifications, the company has given the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in the Reno 5 Pro 5G smartphone.

In addition, the smartphone has a 4,350mAh battery that supports 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging.  It will also have connectivity features like dual band Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1 and USB Type-C.

Samsung launches Galaxy A22 in Pakistan

Samsung has unveiled a new Galaxy A series smartphone for sale in Pakistan. The company had made an announcement in June that this would be able to customers from July.

Galaxy A22 has been introduced in both 4G and 5G versions. Both the phones are quite different from each other.

Samsung is offering 4G LTE version in Pakistan for sale. 

 Now its 4G LTE version is available for sale in Pakistan.

This model is very different from the 5G version.

It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G80 processor. This processor is ideal for everyday mobile gamer. The G80 comes with a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 processors in single, octa-core cluster.

The phone comes with 4 to 6 GB RAM and 64 to 128 GB storage which can be expanded up to one TB with an SD card.

 The Galaxy A22 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

 It features a 13-megapixel selfie camera with a water drop notch.

 This phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery with 15 watts fast charging support.

 The back of the phone has a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel Ultra Wide and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

 The Galaxy A22 model with 4 GB RAM is priced at Rs 40,900 while the phone with 6 GB RAM will be available at Rs 43,750 in 4 colors.

Vivo is launching S10 series

 Vivo had introduced the S9 series phones in March 2021. Now the company has made an announcement that it is ready to launch new range of S10 series smartphones on July 15. 

Vivo has not indicated how many how many phones will be in the series, but most likely it will include the S10 and S10 Pro.

The company has released pictures of S10 Pro on the Chinese social media website Weibo. The pictures show that that S10 Pro will have 3 cameras on the back. These pictures also tell us that the smartphone will have a flat display and S10 Pro will have 2 selfie cameras in the front notch.

 Vivo did not disclose more about the S10 series.

 However, in the previous leaks, it was revealed that the standard model of S10 will have MediaTek’s Dimensity 1100 processor.

This processor will enable users with 5G connectivity experience speed and performance with Arm Cortex-A78 cores.

 The main camera of the phone is 108 megapixels. It features e 44 watts fast charging support, UFS 3.1 storage, 2 options of NFC and RAM 8 GB (plus 3 GB virtual) and 12 GB (plus 4 GB virtual).

Huawei introduces a mid-range smartphone after a long time.

 Huawei has introduced another Nova 8 series smartphone.

The company which has been facing the US sanction has introduced this mid-range smartphone after a long time. 

The Nova 8i has a 6.67-inch Full HD Plus LCD display. Huawei has given a new name to this display. They call it ‘Edgeless Display’ – a display without bezel.

The Nova 8i is the new phone in the series. The company has already introduced Nova 8 Five G, Nova 8 Pro 4G, Nova 8 Pro 5G and Nova 8 SE in the Nova 8 series. 

The screen has a capsule-shaped camera cutout with a hidden16-megapixel selfie camera. It gives the impression that the smartphone has dual camera set-up. 

There is a setup of 4 cameras on the back of the phone which is given in a circular island design.

The phone features a 64-megapixel main camera with 8-megapixel Ultra Wide, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor cameras.

 Huawei has used a Snapdragon 662 processor with 6 to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

 The Nova 8i combines the Android 10 operating system with the EMUI 11. People who love Huawei’s skin will love new features in EMUI 11.

The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the side.

 The 4300 mAh battery and comes with 66 watts of fast charging support. The company says that the battery can be charged from zero to 100 percent in just 38 minutes.

 The phone is being offered for sale in Malaysia for the first time and the model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will be available at 1299 Malaysian ringgit (over 49 thousand Pakistani rupees).

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, known as ‘Shahinsha e Jazbat’, has passed away

Legendary Bollywood actor Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar, popularly known as ‘Emperor of Emotions’, has died at the age of 98 after a long illness.

 According to Indian media, Dilip Kumar was shifted to hospital for the second time in a month on June 30 due to respiratory problems.

 Read more: Government is providing funds to buy Dilip Kumar’s house, Special Assistant

 Dilip Kumar’s death was also confirmed on the social networking site Twitter.

 After being hospitalized for a week, he was allowed to return home on June 11 after water was drained from his lungs.

 Due to his longevity, Dilip Kumar had been admitted to the hospital for a  number of times with difficulty breathing, chest pain, lung and kidney problems.

 Dilip Kumar has been away from all kinds of celebrations for a decade and used to stay at home due to old age and illness.

Born on December 11, 1922 in Peshawar, Dilip Kumar’s real name was Yusuf Khan and he entered the film world in 1944 at the age of 22 with the film ‘Jowar Bhata’.

He has been a part of many super hit films like ‘Andaz’, ‘Dagh’, ‘Ram Aur Sham’, ‘Naya Door’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Aadmi’.

Even in grief, Mandira Bedi broke shackles of patriarchy

Even in grief, Mandira Bedi broke shackles of patriarchy

The image that best defines what Mandira Bedi stands for today came at what must have been the saddest moment of her life. Yes, that image — of a grief-stricken Mandira performing the last rites of her beloved husband, Raj Kaushal, who died suddenly of a cardiac arrest, aged 49. They’d been happily married for 22 years and were doting parents to Vir (10) and Tara (4). That one viral image sent out a charged and powerful anti-patriarchy message by challenging archaic norms governing our society for centuries. What? A woman lighting her patidev’s funeral pyre? Carrying her husband’s bier, along with his friends? That too, dressed in a white tee and jeans. Hey Bhagwan! What are women in India coming to! We are doomed!

I think she did a brave thing. Women in the sub-continent has been facing oppression for centuries. Now the society must break oppressive rules and customs imposed on women. 

Shobhaa De has expressed her views on the brutal things happening to women in India. Recently we learned about the tragic stories of three young women who were killed for  dowry. She also pointed out the brutal murders happening in the name of ‘honor killings’. 

The society and the government should make efforts to end crime against women and nab the criminals responsible for brutal murders and oppression.

A great GPU makes a great gaming PC

Gaming computers have become very hot in Karachi. Young game lovers are buying prebuilt gaming computers offered by different vendors in Karachi.  These gaming computers come in many shapes and sizes. 

Serious gamers prefer mid-towers because they are easily places on a desk. The good thing about them is they offer better cooling environment unlike small PCs used by gamers in homes.  Glass panels are very popular now. These glass panels also come with a variety of fancy color schemes. Thanks to Chinese companies they can be bought at a reasonable price. 

If you have money in your pocket you can go for midsize towers like the Acer Predator G1. It has intel Core i-7. It is a quad core (4 Core). Processor speed is 3.40 GHz and offers 64-bit processing. It will offer reasonable processing power.

You can also get a custom made with a powerful gaming computer using high quality Chinese parts at a reasonable price as computer to branded ones. 

There is no doubt a four-core chip offers reasonable processing power for running a number of software and games. I would recommend a AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X a six core chip will give your computer enough power to play games and run software like Adobe Premiere and AutoCAD.

AMD’s price spectrum is good and the company offers more cores and better multithreaded performance. As the technology is moving ahead with a quick pace.  Gamers can take advantage of AMD’s attractive prices and pack their gaming computer with more cores to enhance their gaming performance. 

Graphics cards, processors, RAM, and storage capacity play a vital parts of a gaming computer. Gamers should pay attention in selecting a good quality graphic cards for their computers.  They can buy made by AMD such as RX 570 or the Nvidia GTX 1650. These two entry level GPUs will give you decent performance and you will enjoy your games.  If you have more money in your pocket you can opt for Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and AMD’s 6800 XT are the best options. Expert gamers advise take into consideration games you will like to play on your computer before buying a gaming computer. 

Study in Australia

Violence and in Karachi has compelled my people to move to other countries.  Educated young men and women are immigrating to western countries, Australia, America and Canada in large numbers.  This month I got the news that my nephew Aamir has got Canadian immigrant visa. My wife told me about that a close relative is also moving to Australia.

Australia has become an ideal destination for young Pakistanis  because of the opportunities there. My son, who is also an engineer, is searching for information on these countries. He wants to go to there for education. A number of his teachers and close friends have studied in Australia. Some of them have settled down there after completing their education. He thinks they will be able to provide him accommodation during his stay in Australia.

One day he asked me about how to find hotel deals in Australia. I told him about a popular travel website where he can find information about australia hotels. He used the tools offered by the website to find hotels. He liked the way information was presented to him by the site’s search tool. It offered him complete details about hotels and presented him the option to book a hotel using a secure reservation service.

One can also book flights and hire cars  using this travel website. I would like to tell my blog readers about its section ‘Visa Assistance’. This section helps travelers find information about embassies/consulates and other information such as visa fees and processing times. One can create an account on the website to know about  new offers.