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Realme C31 Review: Affordable looking phone!

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Nowadays, there are many options for those who want a budget smartphone. There are many improvements in the segment below Rs 20 thousand and Rs 15 thousand, as companies began to launch smartphones equipped with a large battery, amoled display, 5G connectivity. However, the segment under 10 thousand rupees can not be ignored, because the companies have released very good phones in this price segment.

A recent Realme C phone called the Realme C31 was launched. This phone comes with an attractive and slim design, a 5000 mAh battery is available and the triple camera setting is also given at the back. The phone is from the same series in which the Realme C35 was launched, but this time the price was kept low so that customers could be courted. Is the Realme C31 attractive for its price and is there anything special about it other than the design? Find out in this review.

Realme C31 price in India and options

The Realme C31 is available in two versions in India. The base version was launched in March 2022 for Rs 8,999, but at the time of this review its price has increased slightly to Rs 9,299. This option is available with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the above option is available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and is priced at Rs 9,999. The phone is available in light silver and dark green. For this review I had a model with 4GB of RAM.

Realme C31 design

When viewed as a device under 10,000 Rs, the Realme C31 looks and feels good in the hand. The light silver color gives a very slim look to the phone. When I held it in my hand for the first time, the phone felt very long from the start. The back of the phone has a triple camera that stands out slightly, which makes the phone shake when placed on a desk. The entire back panel gets an eye-catching texture, only the camera module is different. The back panel is made of polycarbonate. Its textured back prevents easy fingerprints and also prevents scratching.

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In the Realme C31, the power button is given on the right side and the fingerprint sensor is also present in it. I had no problems accessing the fingerprint sensor, as the power button is placed on the right and has a slightly sloping slot. On the left side of the phone are the SIM card slot and the volume buttons. There is a speaker grille in the back panel. Personally, I did not like the location of the speakers, as the sound is muted every time the device is placed flat.

A 3.5 mm headphone jack, main microphone and Micro-USB port are provided at the bottom of the Realme C31. Instead, the company had to offer a USB-Type C port, given that even older phones like the Micromax In 2B come with a Type C port at that price. A 10 W charger is available in the box, but there is no protective case.

The Realme C31 has a 6.5-inch HD + LCD display that features Waterdrop Notch. The front camera is mounted in this. The display has thin bezels, but the chin is a bit big. The display has a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz. The phone weighs 197 grams, which is a bit heavy. However, I did not encounter any problem while using it with one hand, as the company distributed the weight correctly.

Realme C31 specifications and Software

The Unisoc T612 SoC is available in the Realme C31, which is based on a 12nm manufacturing processor. This is an octa-core processor with a clock speed of up to 1.82GHz. Standard built-in storage UFS 2.2 is provided, which is not very common in this price segment. Support for two nano-SIM cards and microSD cards for additional storage in the phone is provided. With the help of the card the memory can be increased up to 1TB.

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For connectivity, the Realme C31 supports 4G / LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. I had Wi-Fi issues in my device as the C31 continued to disconnect from my router while I was in the same room.

The Realme C31 works with the Realme UI R Edition, which is a more basic version of Realme’s regular user interface. This version is designed to improve the performance of lower-end devices. There are many types of inflatable applications available in the phone, which include Facebook, Josh, Paytm, Sharechat and many other applications. You can also uninstall them if necessary.

My device ran Android 11 and had a security patch from March 2022. I didn’t even get the security patch update in April for it. The user interface looks like the vanilla version of Realme’s user interface. It gets some small adjustments and doesn’t get much to customize. For example, I couldn’t even customize the icons, transitions, or app layout on the Home screen.

The user interface is easy to use and clear. All the necessary settings and quick actions are easily accessible. The Smart Controls function is available in the phone, which provides some modern features such as Smart wake, Smart motion, Pocket mode and more. You do not receive a special gallery app on your device. You will either need to use pre-installed Google Photos or use a third-party application.

Realme C31 performance and battery life

No problem with the phone in everyday use. There was no problem scrolling and switching between applications in the user interface. There are two types of biometric authentication options in the phone – fingerprint and face unlock. The fingerprint is quite fast, but unlocking with a face seems a little slower than expected.

In terms of performance, the phone scored 197,830 points in AnTuTu. The phone scored 339 and 1,279 points, respectively, in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests. The phone scored 7348 points in the PCMark Work 3.0 test. However, these results were not great, and some were even lower than the company’s own Realme C25. The Realme C25 was released last year, offering the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC.

Although the benchmark results were poor, the game went smoothly on the phone. On the phone I saw a game from BGMI, Call of Duty: Mobile to PES 2021, Asphalt 9 Legends. As far as I know, Call of Duty: Mobile works well on a phone with low graphics and frame rate. The phone began to shake as it switched to medium graphics. Also, after 15 minutes of continuous play, the phone gets very hot in part of the back panel. Asphalt 9: Legends works well in high quality settings.

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The phone played BGMI at high frame rates without any delay. Here the phone began to waver in HD graphics. The gyroscope also worked well and I was able to control the recoil during shootings.

Games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers work seamlessly on the phone. The phone has an ‘Auto Resolution’ option, which reduces the screen resolution during games, so you can save phone battery and also reduce heat. However, even after activating it, I did not notice any difference in its performance or use.

Viewing angles are good on the Realme C31’s display. You can choose from preset standard, warm and cool color tones. I got the most balanced look in standard mode. The screen is large and therefore HD + resolution seems to be insufficient. The screen brightness is 400 nits and is easy to read outdoors or even in direct sunlight.

The colors look good on the display. You don’t get Widevine L1 support, so in OTT applications like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, you’ll only be able to watch standard definition (SD) content. The quality of the speaker is good and it sounds quite loud when held in the hand.

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The phone also comes with an enhanced video display feature that makes colors brighter and more vivid while watching videos. When I activated it, the videos started to look a bit fake, so I left it off.

Backed by a 5000 mAh battery, the Realme C31 lasted 13 hours and 53 minutes in our HD video cycle, which was a little less than expected. On average, the phone lasts all day with little consumption of games and media, in addition to regular use on a single charge. With light use, I managed to make it last a little longer than a whole day. The 10W charger in the phone case charged it from 0 to 23 percent in 30 minutes and took 2 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Realme C31 cameras

The Realme C31 supports a triple rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel main camera with f / 2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro camera with f / 2.4 aperture and a black and white camera with f / 2.8 aperture. There is a 5-megapixel single front camera. aperture camera f / 2.2. The camera interface is also a simplified version of the regular Realme Camera application. I noticed some dips in the frame in the viewfinder as I tried to take some pictures.

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The camera app is easy to use and easy to navigate between the options provided. The actual performance of the phone’s camera will be called average. The photos taken in daylight were good, but there were no details that were clearly visible when zoomed in. The 13-megapixel camera supports decent colors, but misses the dynamic range. Switching to Auto HDR mode made the image sharper and some colors oversaturated. 4X digital zoom is available in the phone, but grains are visible in the captured image.

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The macro photos taken with the phone’s camera were below average and the photo looked pink. It took a lot of effort to take macro photos, as the right focus was not easy. The photo also lacked details. Portrait mode only works on the rear camera and for some reason only works on human objects, not objects. Edge recognition was good, but sometimes it blurred part of the subject that didn’t need to be done. You can also set the blur level before clicking on the photo.

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The photos taken with the front camera in front of the lights were overexposed and looked quite ordinary. The 5-megapixel camera fails to capture good details of the face. There was also a lot of noise in the picture.

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Noise was detected in the photo taken in low light, while the photo was taken in good light. The photos looked soft on it and there were no details. The camera also struggled to focus in low light. Switching to Night Pro mode, the photos looked a bit bright.

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The phone can capture videos up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. The videos taken in daylight were mediocre and the lack of stabilization was clearly visible. There was a lot of noise in the video in low light. Since there was no electronic stabilization, there was no glare effect in the video, which was good.

Sentence

The phone is good for everyday use. No problem with multitasking or switching between applications. I would not recommend playing games with heavy graphics on it, as it is not designed that way. The phone looks very modern and stylish and looking at it, it is difficult to say that it is a budget device. The phone’s 5000 mAh battery provides a great backup.

There is a lot of room for improvement in the phone’s camera. The portrait regime was not to be limited to human objects. If you are going to buy this phone, then I would suggest buying the version with more RAM, as there is not much difference in its price and this will be beneficial in the long run. If you are looking for an alternative at the same price, then you can choose the Moto E32s, which can be quite tempting.

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OnePlus 10RT to come with 50MP camera, 120Hz display, seen here ahead of launch

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According to the recent report, OnePlus 10RT may be launched in India soon. The smartphone is said to have been spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification database. Citing a tipster, the report gives information about some specifications of the smartphone. The OnePlus 10RT camera specifications were reported earlier with the same model number. The OnePlus 10RT may get a 50-megapixel primary sensor with a triple rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

OnePlus 10RT

According to a report by 91Mobiles, a new OnePlus smartphone is likely to be launched in India soon. The smartphone has been spotted with model number CPH2413 as approved in the BIS India certification database. According to an earlier report by 91Mobiles, a new OnePlus smartphone is likely to be launched in India soon. The smartphone has been spotted with model number CPH2413 as approved in the BIS India certification database. A previous report suggested the same model number for the OnePlus 10RT.

OnePlus 10RT expected specifications

A report by 91Mobiles has shared some of the specifications of the OnePlus 10RT, citing tipster Mukul Sharma. For color options, this smartphone can be available in black and green color options. As a display, it can get an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. This triple rear camera setup is expected to come as a camera setup. As for the memory, it can be offered in two variants like 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. As an operating system, it can run on OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12.

The previous report on the OnePlus 10RT said it will come with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an f/1.88 aperture with an 84.4-degree field of view and optical image stabilization. It is said to have an 8-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.25 aperture and 119.7-degree field of view. The third rear camera on the OnePlus 10RT is expected to come with an f/2.4 macro lens along with a 2-megapixel lens. It is said to feature a 16-megapixel Samsung S5K3P9 camera with f/2.45 aperture, 82.3-degree field of view and EIS.

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iQoo Neo 6 Review: A Powerful Phone at a Reasonable Price!

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iQoo has launched the Neo series in India along with the Neo 6. In this tough competitive segment under Rs 30k, the company has launched the phone with full gear. It carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip, offers 80W fast charging and sports a 120Hz AMOLED display. The charging speed given by the company in this price range is really commendable. It is rare in this segment. But do all these features make the iQoo Neo 6 a phone that can’t be beat? My first impressions of the phone were positive and now it’s time to find out if it’s as good as it looks or not.

iQOO Neo 6 Price in India

The iQoo Neo 6 is priced at Rs 29,999 in India, which comes with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model. Its top model comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, which costs Rs 33,999. The iQoo Neo 6 can be purchased in Dark Nova and Cyber ​​​​​​​​Rays colors.

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The iQoo Neo 6 phone is a rebranded model of the iQoo Neo 6 SE that was launched in China earlier this year. Neo 6 is a large smartphone in terms of dimensions and weighs 190 grams. The phone has a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with a punch-hole design at the top for the selfie camera. Display bezels are thin. The frame of the phone is made of plastic and is kept flat on top and bottom.

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iQoo has added an IR (infrared) emitter that sits near the secondary microphone on the top. At the bottom there is a slot for a USB Type C port, a speaker and a SIM tray. The back panel is made of plastic with curved sides. The phone is quite comfortable to hold. Its right side is narrow and carries a thin power button and volume rocker.

The dark new color of the phone looks quite elegant. It has a gradient finish that shows a mixed shade of dark blue and bright blue. If you want a flashier phone, then you can also check out its Cyber ​​​​Rage variant. The phone’s camera module will grab your attention. It has a two-tiered design on which the Neo branding is placed, which is seen separately.

The company has also provided a transparent case inside the phone box. The back panel has a matte finish, so fingerprints don’t fall off so easily. You also get a USB Type C to 3.5mm audio adapter, which is a good thing.

iQoo Neo 6 Specifications and Software

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is provided in iQoo Neo 6 which is the most powerful processor for this price range. The Mi 11X competes directly with this phone, which has a similar chip. iQoo says it has included a liquid cooling system in the phone to keep the processor cool.

The Neo 6 has a Full HD Plus E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 360Hz touch sample rate that can go up to 1200Hz in some games. The display is also HDR10+ certified and its brightness is 800 nits. iQoo has also provided stereo speakers in the Neo 6, but the phone does not have an IP rating.

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This iQoo phone supports Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, four 5G bands, dual 4G VoLTE and five satellite navigation systems. You don’t get NFC in this. iQoo Neo 6 has a 4700mAh battery and supports up to 80W fast charging. You also get a compatible charger in the box.

Talking about the software, it runs on Funtouch OS 12 which is based on Android 12. The company has promised two years of Android updates and 3 years of security updates with the phone. Its user interface is almost similar to Vivo X80 which I reviewed recently. Too bad I have the same experience with bloated software in this as well. Some applications may be uninstalled. The browser keeps sending spam notifications throughout the day which is quite annoying.

iQoo Neo 6 performance and battery life

iQoo Neo 6 has a powerful processor and there is no lag in the phone even with prolonged use. I had its 12GB variant on which I could multitask, switching between apps very comfortably. I didn’t see any apps reloading at any point. The phone has an extended RAM feature and can use up to 4GB of system memory as RAM.

I enjoyed watching videos on the phone’s AMOLED display. Stereo speakers make the experience even better. The refresh rate is high, so scrolling is smooth in apps and menus. The company has set the Smart Switch refresh rate as the default. It runs at 120Hz most of the time at this setting.

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iQoo Neo 6 has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quite reliable and never gets damaged during use. FaceUnlock also works in a similar way. The phone scored well in benchmarks. Its AnTuTu score is higher than the OnePlus Nord 2 with 729,331 points. In Geekbench 5, it scored 983 and 3074 points in single and multi-core. In the GFXBench graph, it scored 50fps in the Car Chase test. Users who want good performance, this phone will not disappoint in terms of results.

I played Call of Duty: Mobile on it, which by default was running on very high graphics and had the frame rate set to high by default. I played the game for 20 minutes in which the battery dropped by 5%. The phone didn’t heat up, which explains its liquid cooling capability.

I loved the battery performance of this phone and it lasted comfortably for one and a half days. In the HD video cycle test, the phone lasted 21 hours and 17 minutes, which is quite impressive. Its 80W fast charger charged the phone 83% in 30 minutes and the phone was fully charged within 50 minutes.

iQOO Neo 6K camera

The iQoo Neo 6 features a triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary lens with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 116-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera. The camera app is very easy to use and looks similar to the Vivo X80 app. The main camera takes 16-megapixel photos by default, but you can click full-resolution photos if needed.

His daylight landscape photos were accompanied by detail and subjects were easily recognizable even from a distance. Words written on distant buildings can also be read. AI optimization is available in the phone which improves the contrast in the output. The ultra-wide camera has a wider field of view and gets the same color profile as the main camera.

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The phone takes close-up photos with clear and full details. This creates a natural bokeh effect between the background and the subject. Edge detection was good in portrait mode. The macro camera also captured extremely close-up shots.

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The phone proved to be very fast when shooting a low-light scene, for which it held the shutter open for a long time. Thanks to this, the image was captured with a clear and detailed picture. In very dark areas, the phone itself suggested switching to night mode.

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The phone’s sensor captures the selfie in full resolution. The app adds a beautification filter by default, but it can also be adjusted or disabled if needed. In daylight, the skin tone is accurate to the photo. In low light, the screen flash is activated automatically for better results. Edge detection was good in selfies taken in portrait mode and the level of background blur was also adequate.

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Its primary rear camera can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second. Its selfie camera can also shoot videos at this resolution and frame rate, which is rare. Footage was fairly stable in daylight, but motion in low light was a bit shaky. The camera app has a dual video mode so that the main and selfie cameras can record videos at the same time.

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If you are looking for a 30k budget smartphone then you can keep this phone high on your list. The phone’s performance is pretty good, as you’d expect from a device with a Qualcomm chip. The promise of Android and security updates makes it future proof. In my opinion, its base 8GB variant seems better value for money.

I don’t have many complaints about it other than the pre-installed bloatware on the phone. If you pick up the phone for video recording purposes, then be aware that it doesn’t perform as well in low light.

If you want pure software, you can look at the Motorola Edge 30. If you can’t compromise on performance, go for the Mi 11X and OnePlus Nord 2, which are good alternatives in the same price range.

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Nokia G11 Plus budget Android smartphone introduced with 50MP camera

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HMD Global introduced its budget Android smartphone to the market a few months ago under the name Nokia G11. The company has sold millions of smartphones so far. Now the company has announced the new model of this smartphone, Nokia G11 Plus. However, the addition of the Plus to this Nokia smartphone isn’t really an upgrade over the original model when it comes to specs.

Nokia G11 Plus features and specifications

Talking about the features and specifications, the Nokia G11 Plus features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Talking about the processor, the company has not yet said which processor is in this phone, but it could be the 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc T606 SoC.

Nokia G11 Plus

In terms of storage, the smartphone packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot that supports expandable storage up to 512GB. Talking about the camera setup, a dual camera setup is given on the rear side of the smartphone which houses a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. At the same time, an 8-megapixel camera is placed on the front of this smartphone for selfies and video calls.

Talking about the operating system, this smartphone runs on the out-of-the-box Android 12 operating system. The company has confirmed that this phone will get the operating system upgrade for 2 years and security update for 3 years. Talking about battery backup, it will get a 4000 mAh battery. Talking about the color option, this smartphone comes in two color options like Charcoal Gray and Lake Blue.

Talking about the price, as of now the company has not revealed the price of Nokia G11 Plus but the price of this smartphone is expected to be around $150 ie. around Rs 11,842 in Indian currency. Speaking of availability, it will soon be available for purchase in select regions.

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