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Do you need a smartphone that lasts for more than a day? Look no further than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

It’s perfect for power users with its efficient battery and Kirin 980 processor. You can browse social media, play online games, use it as a hotspot, and take lots of photos with ease. It can even charge another phone, and you’ll still have enough juice for a Netflix session before you hit the sack.

Even if you forget to charge it overnight, it’s bound to still have charge the following morning.


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.

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Establishing shots: How to set a scene

Using the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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Establishing shots set up a sequence’s setting, place, and tone. Most of the time, these are wide shots that showcase an entire location. This gives you an idea where the scene is taking place, as well as the current state of that location.

Take these for example, which one would make for a good establishing shot?

a. Tight shot of art installation
b. Medium shot of art installation
c. Wide shot of art installation

If you chose C, that would be the correct answer.

However, this isn’t the only way to establish a scene. In this next scenario, we want to show that the conversation is happening at a café. But since the characters are seated outside the wider shot doesn’t convey this immediately. In this instance, it’s better to use a closer shot to show the viewer where the scene is taking place.

It’s important to plan the shots you need to take. You don’t want to spend all day taking a shot of a scene that will only last for
a few seconds. But it also helps to be flexible once you start shooting.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s Director’s View feature lets you do just that. By quickly showing you how a scene looks like when taken ultra-wide, wide, or up close.

Director’s View

The Director’s View is one of the new major features on Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship — the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. What it does it let the shooter see a single shot through three different perspectives. Recording is continuous and the shooter can seamlessly switch among all three perspectives as needed.

It’s the perfect assistant not only for crafting establishing shots but also for composing other shots you might need for your video.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review


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Samsung Galaxy A71 Review

A solid choice

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Samsung started the year with an awesome upper midranger — the Samsung Galaxy A71

It looks more fresh and premium than the older A-series smartphones with its punch cutout, and rectangular camera module which closely resembles the recently launched Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

Although it doesn’t feature a tougher gorilla glass, it’s “glasstic” back still feels premium on hand. Even when you have tiny hands, you’ll enjoy holding it thanks to its rounded corners, slim build, and light weight.

The prismatic styling shines well in certain angles. Other than the Prism Crush Blue colorway, it’s also available in Prism Crush Silver, Black, and Pink.

Awesome screen

The Galaxy A71’s screen size is massive at 6.7 inches. Watching K-Pop music videos will pop even more with its Super AMOLED Plus display that produces stunning colors. The screen bezels are crazy thin, which maximizes your viewing experience.

Although there’s no LED light for notifications, always-on display will help you see them at a glance.

The punch hole cutout might be a little bit distracting, especially since it stands out over bright backdrops. But maybe that’s just us nitpicking.

Awesome cameras

The Galaxy A71 feaures a quad-rear camera setup: 64MP f/1.8 wide, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 5MP f/2.2 depth, and 5MP f/2.4 macro.

It’s great when you shoot in daylight. Even with ultra-wide mode, it gives plenty of vibrance and detail. But when you take low-light shots, night mode falls a bit short. Most shots look blurry, if not grainy.

Contrast and sharpness level of the 32MP front cam might be too much. So consider editing your selfies to impress your crush.

Even with Gyro-EIS, videos might sometimes look wobbly and warped. But don’t worry! It’s still an awesome camera in most cases.

Long-lasting performance

The internals of the smartphone will not disappoint you: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6/8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage that’s expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD.

It’s fast and buttery smooth with its near flagship-grade chipset. Even software experience is seamless with the latest Android 10 + One UI 2.

You can binge-watch multiple episodes of your favorite K-Drama, as the 4500mAh battery will last you around a day or two. Worried about charging speeds? It comes with a super fast 25W charger right out of the box.

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Regardless of the higher price tag than the competition, the Galaxy A71 is a solid smartphone and a good choice altogether.

You might find other compelling options around this price range, but at the end of the day, you’ll enjoy using this phone as well as the perks that come from Samsung.

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Get Frizz-free Curls with the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Curly-haired girls problems

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All curly-haired women have been in the same situation at some point. Putting out a ton of effort in the morning when it comes to styling. Saying a morning prayer where you ask the universe to cooperate, begging for a good hair day. All these only to be messed with by the elements come lunchtime. With the right hair tool and some products that will ensure your curls stay intact, you can preserve your locks and keep them looking neat for much longer. Let us show you how.

Special thanks to Hotel Bristol Berlin for the venue
Makeup by Mel Montajes

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