The OPPO Find N — the company’s first foldable — seems a lot like just a smaller Samsung Galaxy Z Fold (2/3, doesn’t matter really). But there’s more to OPPO’s first attempt at a foldable than what initially meets the eye.

It’s smaller so it’s easier to hold and pocket, but the screen aspect ratio and orientation feels quite different from the Galaxy Fold. The OPPO Find N seems friendlier to tinier hands as it measures at 5.49″ when folded and 7.1″ when unfolded.

There are plenty of cameras to go around too. First, the main camera module at the rear. Here are the numbers:

Main Camera:

50MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56″
f/1.8; Equivalent Focal Length 24mm; 6P Lens; OIS

Ultra Wide Camera:

16MP Sony IMX481
f/2.2; Equivalent Focal Length 14mm; 5P Lens

Telephoto Camera:

13MP Samsung S5K3M5
f/2.4; Equivalent Focal Length 52mm; 5P Lens

Naturally, that’s not all since we still have the front cameras for both the inner and outer display. Thankfully, they are the exact same cameras — 32MP Sony IMX615 f/2.4.

Some sample shots are available on the video.

Everywhere else, the OPPO Find N is an undeniable flagship on paper. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and comes in two configuration options: 8GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB. It also supports 5G connectivity and has the ColorOS 12 based on Android 11 for its operating system. Also, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.

The foldable has a 4,500mAh battery capacity with support for 33W SUPERVOOC charge (fast wired), 15W AIRVOOC (wireless charging compatible with Q), and 10W reverse charging so you can charge other accessories should it ever be necessary.


Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2: Feel like a pro

Mobile gaming leveled up



Legion Phone Duel 2

Wanna feel like a pro when playing mobile games? Then you gotta get your hands on the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2!

Yes, it’s a gaming phone and it has crazy specs.

  • Snapdragon 888 5G
  • Adreno 660 GPU
  • Up to 16GB RAM
  • Up to 512GB Storage
  • HDR10+
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • 720Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5

These numbers are great but fall short in showing this phone’s brilliance. You get the Legion Realm app to manage your gaming experience. On it, you can switch to Rampage Mode to boost your gameplay and connectivity.

The Legion Phone Duel 2 is built more like a mobile console than a phone. It has octa-triggers that function like shoulder buttons on controllers. These are perfect for sports and shooter games like PUBG.

It keeps things cool with the twin-turbo fan. And it takes things further by letting you stream your gameplay.

While on any game, access the Legion Realm app and fire up the 44MP front-facing camera. You can choose to stream directly to YouTube or Twitch! Now, you can show-off how good you really are.

When the 5,500mAh battery is close to running out, you can quickly juice up with the dual charging ports and the 90W power brick. You’ll go straight to 100 percent in just 30 minutes.

If you want to level up your mobile gaming, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is the absolute choice. It starts at PhP 34,995.

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Establishing shots: How to set a scene

Using the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G



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

This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Samsung Philippines

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Samsung Galaxy A71 Review

A solid choice



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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