Can you unlock your phone directly from its screen? In-display fingerprint technology used to be just a concept but Vivo made it real with the X21.

How does it work? When a finger touches the screen, the X21 emits light to illuminate the finger. The display then captures the light reflected by the fingerprint. An optical sensor processes the signal and unlocks the X21 in just 0.6 seconds. That’s faster than you saying “in-display fingerprint scanner.”

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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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Get Frizz-free Curls with the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Curly-haired girls problems



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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PayMaya: #ScanToPay for more savings

Stack your savings



So you have your grocery money and you’re ready to spend all of it. That’s great! But did you know that if you use PayMaya, you can get some of that money back?

For instance, here at Landers Superstore, PayMaya is the preferred payment option. From now until April 20, 2020, you get a five percent (5%) cashback every time you shop.

You can also get one percent (1%), ten percent (10%), or one hundred percent (100%) cashback for every QR transaction with PayMaya. You can earn a maximum of PhP 500 during the promo period!

The only thing you need to do is use your PayMaya account and scan to pay. Imagine how much you save whenever you scan to pay for your groceries. Awesome, right?

You can enjoy more rewards like this in other PayMaya preferred grocery stores. Basta grocery shopping, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

If you don’t have PayMaya yet, download the app now and use our code GDGTMTCHPYMY to instantly get PhP 50 in your account.

This video feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and PayMaya Philippines

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