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Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G gets the highest score on DXOMark

Impressive camera performance all around

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DXOMark awarded Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro with the highest score yet on its smartphone database. The Mate 30 Pro 5G gets the highest ever so far at 123 points, while its 4G variant gets a respectable 121 points. As a result, the 5G variant leads the pack in DXOMark’s database, while the 4G variant nets the 3rd spot.

For both stills and video recording, DXOMark found the Mate 30 Pro 5G the best in the flagship class. The device posted strong performance across the board for its photo capture and video recording capabilities.

The best photos in the class

DXOMark awarded its highest score yet for photos on a smartphone to Mate 30 Pro 5G. The device received a high score of 134 points, while its 4G variant gets a still-respectable 132 points.

Huawei’s latest flagship packs a quad-camera in a 40MP primary + 40MP ultra-wide secondary + 8MP telephoto camera setup, with the fourth as a time-of-flight sensor for bokeh and 3D sensing.

Its 4G variant also gets the same setup, but DXOMark gave it a lower score due to differences in software processing. Overall, the Mate 30 Pro 5G improves upon the 4G variant with better performance for zoom, bokeh, and nighttime stills shoot. On the flip side, however, the 5G variant performed slightly worse with its ultra-wide camera.

The slightly worse performance of the ultra-wide camera is due to a lesser field of view, which is a result of the new anti-distortion algorithm. According to DXOMark, the ultra-wide camera in the Mate 30 Pro 5G is one of the least wide they tested on a smartphone.

On a positive note, the ultra-wide camera heaped praise for good image quality in most situations. The same goes for its zoom camera, which was improved from its non-5G improvement. Bokeh performance is more or less the same for both variants, but the 5G variant improved on it with a slightly better dynamic range.

The same scenario goes for the nighttime shots. The Mate 30 Pro 5G touts better exposure and details in the background for shots taken with flash. Overall, photos taken at night has more details and lesser noise compared to the regular 4G variant.

Both variants received good points for preserving details and managing noise. They also received points for a good exposure, wide dynamic range, and accurate color reproduction in most scenarios.

Paired with excellent videography capabilities

Huawei also ensured that the Mate 30 Pro’s videography capabilities are the best among its class. Both variants heaped praised for excellent color reproduction and stabilization in videos taken with this device. As such, the Mate 30 Pro 4G and 5G receive a score of 100 and 102, respectively.

While both variants are good enough, DXOMark found some notable improvements again for the 5G variant. Video recording on this device results in more captured details, better noise management, and superior subject tracking. It also brings an improved dynamic range to the table.

A flagship to beat

Excellent camera performance is not the sole strong suit for the Mate 30 Pro. The Kirin 990 processor on this device enables flagship performance and 5G connectivity. It also comes with an immersive 6.3″ OLED screen with curved sides that act as its sophisticated side controls. And best of all, its storage is expandable with Huawei’s nano memory card. Truly, the Mate 30 Pro is the epitome of a flagship smartphone today.

See also: Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review

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Lenovo launches Yoga 6, a convertible laptop with 18 hours of battery life

Powered by a Ryzen 4000 CPU

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Lenovo has launched the Yoga 6 in India, and its unique selling point is its 360-degree design that can also accommodate a stylus. Designed for folks who’re on the go, the notebook claims to offer exceptional battery life without compromising processing capabilities.

The Yoga 6 incorporates a new design consisting of a fabric-wrapped lid that’s treated with fire and stain-resistant finishing. At first glance, you’d actually think Lenovo has covered the laptop with a neat piece of jeans.

Coming to the specs, it sports a 13.3-inch Full HD LCD with touchscreen support and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Moreover, as it’s a 2-in-1 device, the Yoga 6 features a 360-degree hinge, designed to provide stability while transitioning from laptop mode to tablet and vice-versa.

It packs the latest AMD Ryzen 4000-series processor along with built-in AMD Radeon graphics. To be precise, it sports the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U SoC which comes with a maximum clock speed of 2.0Ghz. The company claims the GPU can offer up to 59 percent faster graphics when compared to previous generation Vega graphics.

Backing the processor is 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB SSD for internal storage. The laptop weighs 1.32kg and supports Lenovo Digital Pen for sketching, doodling, and browsing. It ships with Windows 10 Home operating system out-of-the-box.

Most importantly, the Yoga 6 incorporates a 50WHr battery that’s claimed to offer up to 18 hours of usage. There’s a fingerprint sensor for authentication and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, two USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, and the headphone jack.

The laptop is available for pre-order on Lenovo.com and shall cost INR 86,990. It’ll go on sale starting March 10 via Lenovo.com, Amazon, and Flipkart, as well as other offline retail channels

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realme GT 5G unveiled, sports Snapdragon 888, 120Hz display

A true flagship

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The launch season has arrived, and companies are bombarding the market with products. While Xiaomi was launching the Redmi Note 10 series today in India, realme announced its new flagship phone in China — the realme GT 5G.

realme is serious about grabbing the premium market and had been teasing the phone for quite a while now. Not only does the phone have Qualcomm’s latest offering, but it also sports a 108-megapixel camera and 120Hz display.

To be precise, the front has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen also brings a 100 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut and 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio thanks to the punch-hole cut-out. The panel is protected by Corning Gorilla 5.

The Snapdragon 888 processor is coupled with Adreno 660 GPU, which brings a 30 percent improvement in performance. It’ll have up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The newly launched Realme GT ships with Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11.

On the rear are a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. On the front, you get a 16-megapixel camera for capturing selfies. The phone supports photography features like PureRaw mode, AI selfies, up to 4K 60fps recording, and more.

The realme GT 5G has a 4,500mAh battery and supports 65W fast charging. An in-display fingerprint scanner is provided for authentication, while other features include stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio support, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phone comes with a starting price tag of CNY 2,799 (US$ 430) for the 8GB+128GB option, followed by 12GB+256GB at CNY 3,299 (US$ 510). The company has also launched a Vegan Lether edition. It’ll go on sale from March 10.

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Redmi Note 10 with Snapdragon 678, 48MP camera now official

Continuing the legacy

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Alongside the Redmi Note 10 Pro series, Xiaomi also unveiled the Redmi Note 10 — the classic. The family has given Xiaomi the number one spot in India for the last few years. Despite competition from Samsung, realme, and many others, the “Redmi Note” craze is only rising.

The Redmi Note 10 follows the same EVOL design language we’ve seen in the other beefed-up options. It retains a Gorilla Glass 3 body that’s IP52 rated for protection against dust and water ingress. It also gets stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and the infamous headphone jack. Even the fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side.

The front sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with 1100 nits of peak brightness and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The front camera is housed in a punch-hole cut-out.

Powering the Redmi Note 10 is a Snapdragon 678 processor with 8x Kryo 460 cores clocked up to 2.2GHz. It’s coupled along with Adreno 612 graphics chipset and up to 6GB RAM.

The back has a quad-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel portrait camera. The front has a 13-megapixel camera for selfies.

The phone is backed by a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The charger is provided in-box. Xiaomi also boasts that the phone is comparatively thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

The base variant with 4GB+64GB configuration goes for INR 11,999, while the 6GB+128GB option goes for INR 13,999. The sale starts on March 16 via Mi.com, Amazon.in, Mi Home and Mi Studio stores. It’ll be available in Frost White, Aqua Green, and Shadow Black color options.

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