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The Galaxy Note 9 needs a new design to make it special again

Samsung needs more than a stylus to separate the Note from the Galaxy S9+.

We’ve seen the Galaxy S9 now, as well as the bigger and bolder S9+. Samsung once again made a phone that most people wanted them to make, they will sell in the tens of millions and come summer we’ll start hearing about the new Galaxy Note for 2018. Unless Samsung has some grand ideas for the Note 9 I think this year could  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Mi A1: MIUI takes on Android One

The Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A1 are wildly different in what they bring to the table, but they’re both great at offering incredible value for money.

Xiaomi surged up the ranks in India last year on the back of a flurry of launches in the budget segment. The first in that wave of devices was the Mi A1, which is unlike any other Xiaomi device previously released. Instead of the standard MIUI, Xiaomi teamed up  [Read More…]

Where to find a replacement Galaxy Note 8 stylus

Technically, you’ve got options — but there’s also one clear choice.

Well, now you’ve gone and done it haven’t you? You misplaced your S Pen and now there’s literally a hole in your Note 8 that you can’t fill.

Well, that’s not exactly true. If you need a replacement S Pen you’ll find a bunch of options online — but which should you get? Are the potential savings worth going with a third-party stylus?

Be wary of  [Read More…]

How to set up and use Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Face Unlock relies on the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s front 20MP camera, unlocking the phone in just 500 milliseconds.

Xiaomi announced back at the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that it would roll out a face unlock feature to the device in a future software update. With the phone going on sale yesterday, Xiaomi is issuing a day-one update to MIUI 9 build 9.2.4.0 that includes the feature. This is the first time Xiaomi has  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are now up for sale in India; prices start at ₹9,999

The wait is over: you can finally get your hands on Xiaomi’s latest budget phones in India.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro in India on February 14, and both models are now available for purchase in the country. The Redmi Note 5 starts off at just ₹9,999 for the 3GB variant with 32GB of storage, with the Redmi Note 5 Pro coming in at ₹13,999 for the version with 4GB of  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review: King of the hill

With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is solidifying its position at the top of India’s handset market.

Xiaomi can do no wrong in India. The manufacturer sold nearly 10 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in the country last year, and is looking to maintain that momentum with the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi built its entire business model on offering great value for money — and as the sales numbers indicate, the strategy has  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro benchmarks: Putting the Snapdragon 636 to the test

The Redmi Note 5 Pro gives us a first look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this week in India, and among its many highlights is the fact that the phone is the first to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform. Like the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 636 is built on the 14nm node and brings Kryo cores to the mid-range category, with the chipset featuring eight Kryo 260  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specs: Snapdragon 636, 6GB RAM, and 20MP front camera

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform.

With the Redmi Note 5 turning out to be an iterative upgrade, Xiaomi is rolling out a Pro variant aimed at enthusiast users. If you’ve been waiting to pick up a new budget phone, there’s plenty to like here.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 626 mobile platform, which brings  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro preview: Possibly the best budget phone of 2018

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is that good.

Xiaomi played it safe with the Redmi Note 5, offering the same chipset and a design aesthetic that’s similar to the Redmi Note 4. Instead, the manufacturer is rolling out the Redmi Note 5 Pro for those looking to upgrade from last year’s device.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 636. Xiaomi says that it worked closely with Qualcomm  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4: What’s the difference?

With two new models in the Redmi Note series, it’s time to see how they stack up.

Xiaomi introduced two new models in the Redmi Note series today, with the Redmi Note 5 taking over from last year’s Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro aimed at enthusiast users. After overtaking Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in the country, Xiaomi is now looking to consolidate its position at the top.

The Redmi  [Read More…]