Microsoft calls Surface Pro 4 the thinnest, lightest, and most powerful PC ever made. It also comes with an improved type-cover keyboard that now features a fingerprint scanner. The Surface Pro 4 also comes with a pen that actually has an eraser… *cough* Apple Pencil *cough*
It’s been more than 2 years since Microsoft unveiled the original Surface Pro.
A device category that was unique to Windows until late this in 2015 when Apple and Google entered the fray with the iPad Pro and the Pixel C. The entry of its closest rivals further validates Microsoft’s gamble on a class on a new kind of computing that’s in between tablets and laptops. And with the updates to this year’s Surface Pro 4, Microsoft hopes to maintain its supremacy.
What’s new about the Surface Pro 4? It’s thinner, lighter, and more powerful. While the footprint remains the same…the screen is actually larger. Up from 12 to 12.3 inches. Inside there’s a more powerful processor and up to 16GB of RAM and 1 TB of space. Not the kind of specs you’d find on your average tablet. In some cases better than what you’d find on your average laptop.
Microsoft says its 30% faster than last year’s model and 50% faster than the MacBook Air. There’s also an innovative liquid cooling system – that guarantees the laptop stays cooler and quieter. Even with heavy use.
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One of the key features of the Surface Pro is using it with the Surface Pen which this time around is better than ever.
If Apple has the Pencil, the Surface Pen does one better with an eraser, that works like a normal pencil eraser would. It’s also a button. Click it to bring up One Note.
Sensitivity and latency has improved giving you an experience like writing on paper. And if you’re serious, you can purchase nibs of different sizes or pens of different colors.Microsoft has done away with the pen loop. Now the pen just sticks magnetically to the tablet.
The Surface Pro 4 has 8MP and 5MP cameras. The front facing camera supports Windows Hello allowing you to log-on to the device using facial recognition.
The keyboard flip case has also receives a major upgrade. It now feels like a full laptop keyboard. Keys are crunchier. Travel distance is better. And the keys are now backlit. The glass trackpad is also 40% larger and supports multitouch gestures.
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Answering your Infinix GT 10 Pro questions
Performance, pricing, and more
The Infinix GT 10 Pro has been a lot more popular than we expected. Our unboxing video got over a million views on TikTok and over a hundred thousand views on Facebook (make sure to follow and like our page!).
In case you missed it, this is the unboxing video.
Naturally, people had questions and we’re here to answer them.
Ads on UI?
This is likely a case-by-case basis depending on the region you’re in. For our review unit specifically, the UI did not have any ads, annoying or otherwise.
Price and Availability?
At launch, The Infinix GT 10 Pro retails for between US$ 240 to US$ 250, and will be available in Cyber Black and Mirage Silver colors.
As of writing we don’t have any other pricing and availability information. We’ll update this pace when we learn more.
The only time the Infinix GT 10 Pro overheated during our testing is when we cranked up all the graphics settings to very high while playing Honkai: Star Rail. In fact, it got so hot, the phone voluntarily restarted.
For the generally smoothest gameplay experience, keep settings to medium. These games are optimized for that anyway.
Are ghost touches frequent?
As far as ghosting goes, other than our Managing Editor’s romantic prospects, the phone also did exhibit such tendencies. Not ideal for any phone marketing itself as for gamers. Granted, most of it happened not while playing but during general browsing.
We already mentioned the phone crashing earlier. As far as games go, no such thing happened during our time with it. Do note that after the initial crashing incident, we mostly kept the games at medium settings.
The unit we have has 256GB of internal storage. As of writing, that appears to be the only variant available.
The zoom capabilities are all digital. You can toggle from 1X to 2X and if you pinch-to-zoom, it goes all the way up to 10X. But that isn’t advisable. The Zoom on this thing is pretty negligible. See photo below.
But the 108MP main camera takes decent photos ready for whatever social media platform you want to post them on.
Selfies are nice too. Here are some taken by our lovely Japanese Tech Journo friend.
Does the battery drain fast?
This ultimately depends on your usage. During days that we actively played games to see how the phone performs, the battery tends to lose somewhere between 40-50% after an hour or so of gameplay.
On standby mode, this thing is a beast. It knows when to stay active or not when receiving notifications. There was a time we left the phone on standby for a little over a day. It went from 77% to 50%. That’s pretty handy for days when you forget to juice up.
You didn’t ask but we feel compelled to share anyway. Here are a few things of note that we noticed.
It might just be us being used to higher-end displays, but the Infinix GT 10 Pro doesn’t quite get to a level of crispness that we like. Compared to other phones in its price range, it’s fine. Not a standout but not being left behind either. This is surprising considering it’s supposed to be an AMOLED screen.
We absolutely love that the packaging offers some form of utility. If there’s one thing the Infinix GT 10 Pro isn’t lacking in is its absolute flair when it comes to presentation. The back design is an eye-catcher especially if it appeals to your sensibilities.
The phone is pretty light to hold. You won’t feel any strain playing games for an extended period.
Overall, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is a visually pleasing piece of gadget that delivers on the midrange gaming performance that it promises. It’s not perfect, but what phone is?
Infinix GT 10 Pro specs
Display — 6.67″ AMOLED
Processor — MediaTek Dimensity 8050 (6nm)
RAM — 8GB + 8GB Extended
Storage — 256GB Internal, Option for microSDXC slot
Battery and charging — 5,000mAh, 45W wired
OS — Android 13, XOS 13
- Main — 108MP f/1.8
- Macro — 2MP
- Depth — 2MP
- Front — 32MP, f/2.5
Galaxy Z Flip5: Samsung finally FIXED IT!
That Flex Window is everything
Samsung just fixed the Flip phone! In our hands-on and first impressions video, we take a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and if you should pull the trigger on those pre-order deals.
- Galaxy Z Fold5: https://howl.me/ckeOzVqdyUn
- Galaxy Z Flip5: https://howl.me/ckeOySKS8Gp
- Tab S9: https://howl.me/ckeOAoras3b
- Watch6: https://howl.me/ckeOBaaFajd
Samsung has turned the spotlight on the Galaxy Z Flip line over its Fold counterpart. Over the years since it first came out, the Galaxy Z Flip has garnered more mainstream interest. It also helped that this particular foldable line has prominently featured in K-Dramas which has only boosted its appeal.
Here are the Flip5’s specs:
Main screen — 6.7-inch FHD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate (*Same as Flip4)
Cover screen — 3.4-inch Super AMOLED 60Hz Display
Rear dual camera: (*Same as Flip4)
- 12MP Ultra Wide Camera f/2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123˚
- 12MP Wide-angle Camera Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f/1.8, Pixel size: 1.8μm, FOV: 83˚
Front camera — 10MP Selfie Camera f/2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85˚ (*Same as Flip4)
Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
RAM and Storage — 8GB+256GB, 8GB+512GB
Battery — 3,700mAh, Wired Charging: Up to 50% charge in around 30mins (*Same as Flip4)
Water resistance — IPX8
OS — Android 13, One UI 5.1.1
Network and connectivity — 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.3
SIM card — One Nano SIM and One eSIM.
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