Tag Archive: entrylevel


Samsung’s new entry-level phone has a hole-punch screen, 5000mAh battery

The latest addition to Samsung’s entry-level lineup.

What you need to know Samsung has quietly announced the Galaxy M11, its latest entry-level smartphone. The Galaxy M11 comes with a hole-punch display and has a triple-camera array on the back. It is expected to go on sale in select global markets soon, although Samsung hasn’t revealed the phone’s price yet.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Galaxy M21, a budget phone featuring 48MP triple cameras and a huge  [Read More…]

Android 10 (Go edition) brings ‘Adiantum’ encryption to entry-level phones

Entry-level smartphones running Android 10 (Go edition) will be launching later this fall.

What you need to know Google has announced Android 10 (Go edition) for entry-level smartphones. Android 10 (Go edition) brings faster performance and improved security. With Adiantum encryption, low-cost phones will be able to encrypt data with zero impact on device performance.

Google introduced the Android Go platform in 2017 – designed specifically for entry-level smartphones featuring just 1GB of memory or less. The  [Read More…]

Honor Play 3 is an entry-level phone with a hole punch display, 48MP camera

Thanks to the hole punch cutout, the Honor Play 3 boasts a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

What you need to know Honor’s latest entry-level phone has a HiSilicon Kirin 710F chipset and packs a large 4,000mAh battery. The phone also features a 6.39-inch HD+ display with a hole punch cutout and triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor. It will be going on sale in China later this month for a starting price of just 999 yuan  [Read More…]

Realme X launched in India alongside entry-level Realme 3i

The Realme X had made its global debut in China in May this year.

What you need to know Realme X has been launched in India at a starting price of ₹16,999. The smartphone comes in 4GB and 8GB RAM versions and will be going on sale in the country starting from July 24 onwards. Realme 3i has also been launched alongside the Realme X in India. The entry-level phone starts at ₹7,999.

Realme today launched two  [Read More…]

Nokia unveils entry-level Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router starting at $130

Nokia today expanded its range of Wi-Fi products with the addition of the Nokia Beacon 1 mesh system. With prices starting at $ 130, the Beacon 1 is an affordable alternative to last year’s Beacon 3 and shares many of the same features.

Like its predecessor, Beacon 1 supports 802.11ac and can be used to extend your Wi-Fi coverage to more areas of your home, eliminating dead spots. The dual-band system also features the same easy setup procedure  [Read More…]

Xiaomi confirms the entry-level Redmi 7A will soon be launched in India

The launch date has not been announced yet.

What you need to know Redmi’s latest entry-level Android smartphone will be launched in India soon. The Redmi 7A might be launched alongside the company’s K20 and K20 Pro smartphones sometime next month. Xiaomi has sold more than 23 million entry-level Redmi phones in India till April 2019.

A render of the Redmi 7A

Xiaomi today confirmed that it will soon be launching the entry-level  [Read More…]

Redmi Y3 + Redmi 7 preview: Mastering the entry-level segment

Two great entry-level phones, one key difference.

Xiaomi is in a commanding position in India, so it doesn’t really need to make a lot of changes to its budget strategy. All the Redmi devices the brand released last year went on to sell millions of units, with the Redmi 5A one of the best-selling phones globally. But for 2019, Xiaomi is overhauling its entry-level Redmi series with gorgeous new color options and beefier hardware. Like the Redmi  [Read More…]

Reviewed: Vizio’s entry-level Dolby Atmos sound bar

The next generation of immersive home theater audio isn’t cheap, but it’s definitely worth it.

I can distinctly remember the day I discovered stereo sound. Laying between the floor speakers in our den, I realized that it wasn’t the same sound coming from the left and the right. Second to that discovery was the first time I listened to Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction with headphones. It was a seismic change in how I understood music.  [Read More…]

HTC leaves ‘ultra competitive’ entry-level smartphone market to focus on turning a profit

Expect only mid-range and high-end flagships from HTC moving forward.

HTC is hoping that less is more when it comes to smartphone offerings. Chia-Lin Chang, President of HTC’s Smartphone and Connected Device divisions, says the Taiwanese company will stop chasing high sales numbers in the entry-level smartphone markets and instead focus on designing and selling highly profitable devices.

This news comes from HTC’s quarterly conference call with investors, wherein the company announced a fourth straight quarter posting  [Read More…]

Lenovo K6 Power vs. Redmi 3S Prime: Picking the best entry-level phone in India

There isn’t a whole lot that separates two of the best entry-level phones available today.

The Lenovo K6 Power and Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime are two of the most sought-after devices in the entry-level segment right now. Both are sold for under ₹10,000, and offer compelling hardware for the asking price.

Although there are hundreds of phones available in this space, most aren’t worth your time as they miss out on basic hardware features or run outdated  [Read More…]