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Honor 9X – Full Screen Phone – Unboxing, Setup & First Impressions

Welcome to my Honor 9X unboxing, setup and first impressions. The Honor 9X retails for £249, and at that price you get a lot of phone for your money.

The Key Features

– 6.59 inches IPS display with high screen-to-body ratio of 91%.
– AI Triple Camera, 48MP High-resolution main camera, 8MP Super Wide Angle Camera 120 degrees, 2MP Depth Assist Camera will provide hardware-based bokeh effects.
– AIS Super Night Mode can help you capture the beauty of night by holding your phone in just 6s.
– Pop-up camera withstands loads of up to 15 kg and passed testing to be able to raise & retract 100,000 times.
– 4000mAh large battery capacity, doubled with AI Power Saving technology, can last all day without stress.
– Memory 4GB RAM+ 128GB ROM
– GPU Turbo 3.0
– Powered by AI, HONOR 9X allows you to have interactions with EMUI 9.1. HiVsion is your personnel assistant, and can support QR code scanning, Object Identify, AI Shopping and Calorie Measure.
– 3.5mm headphone jack with built-in Histen 6.0 allows you to have immersive experience.
– HONOR 9X also has customized eye comfort mode certified by TÜV Rheinland, that can better protect your eyes by filtering blue light. With AI Video Enhancement.

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Conclusion

First impressions are positive. You get a lot of phone for your money and currently there is a deal available on the Honor 9X too.

Honor 9X on Amazon

My Top 5 Phones of 2019 – And there’s a surprise winner + apps/games on my phone

Welcome to my top 5 smartphones of 2019. This is my personal lineup of which phones are my top 5.

Factors that were taking into consideration include –

– Overall experience
– Camera Experience
– Camera quality split into video and photo and other features
– Phone UI
– Links to a wider eco system
– Software and security updates

The second half of the video, is a close up look of what’s now on my phone in 2019 and why. This includes apps and games.

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If you have a different top 5, what are they and why?

Useful Links

Google Pixel on Amazon
Huawei on Amazon
Oppo on Amazon
Honor on Amazon
Apple on Amazon

AirPower in 2020 – Mophie 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Unboxing & First Impressions

Welcome to my first impressions and unboxing of the Mophie 3 in 1 wireless charger that charges your AirPods, Apple Watch & iPhone all wirelessly. Fast wireless charging is available for the iPhone as well.

This is what AirPower should have been. It’s a seriously cool product and currently exclusive to Apple, retailing for £130.

One of the positive aspects of the wireless charger is the two white lights on the front edge initially and gently glow for two or three seconds before turning off. The left white light is to acknowledge AirPods are charging and the right side is for your iPhone. So at night , you won’t get an annoying charging led light that so many other chargers seem to have!

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Conclusion

It’s expensive, it’s sold exclusively at Apple. But it’s relatively compact and looks fabulous on your bedside table.

Useful Links

Mophie chargers on Amazon UK

Jabra Elite 75t review vs AirPods Pro

Welcome to my review of the Jabra Elite 75t.

The Key Features

– Compact new shape, tested for secure fit
– 4-Mic call technology for superior call quality wherever you are, even in noisy and windy environments
– More power, more freedom, with more than 7.5 hours of battery and a total of 28 with charging case
– Make your music sound exactly the way you want it to, with a customisable equaliser, available in the Jabra Sound+ app
– Durability guaranteed, with IP55-rated protection and a 2-year warranty against dust and water
– 7.5 hours battery life extended to 28 hours with case
– USB C charging on case
– Full range of controls on earbuds

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Conclusion

The Jabra Elite 75t are the best true wireless earbuds I have tested. 9.5/10. Highly recommended.

Useful Links

Latest pricing on Jabra Elite 75t on Amazon

iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case Review – Apple’s official battery case with Real World Test

Welcome to my review of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery case.

Key Features

– Official Apple Battery case
– Claims to extend battery life by 50%
– Dedicated Camera shortcut button for launching Apple Camera
– Silicone protection

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Conclusion

6.0/10 scoring. Buy with caution. Adds a lot of weight and bulk. Battery drain when not in use and connected to iPhone.

Huawei Nova 5T Review – The Phone with 5 A.I. Cameras!

Welcome to my review of the Huawei Nova 5T.

Key Features

– With one of the biggest screen-to-body ratios around, the all-new Huawei Nova 5T takes smartphone design to the limit. Embedding the front camera within the screen expands the field of view, revolutionising the user experience
– From panoramic, instagrammable views to sparklingly clear selfies, powerful photo and video algorithms capture every colourful detail, anywhere, any time. Equipped with four rear-mounted AI cameras, stunning high-definition, ultra-wide-angle, Macro and Bokeh photography are all possible with the Huawei NOVA 5T
– Shoot bigger and better photos with the F/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. Whether showcasing beautiful landscapes or capturing striking portraits, the Huawei NOVA 5T is there to help you broaden your horizons
– With a huge 32 MP selfie camera nestled in the front top corner, Plus 4-in-1 Pixel Fusion, the Huawei NOVA 5T brings out your natural beauty and individual Characteristics. By balancing the exposure and backlighting while optimising the background, The AI technology creates Bright, clear selfies you can be proud of
– Unlike other smartphones, the Huawei NOVA 5T always keeps up with you. A massive 6 GB RAM accelerates and powers multiple apps, while 128 GB of internal storage gives you all the space you need for photos, songs, movies and more, so you never need to compromise on the things you love

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Conclusion

8.0/10. The Huawei Nova 5T offers a lot of phone for the money. I

Useful Links

Latest pricing of the Huawei Nova 5T on Amazon

Huawei FreeBuds 3 – The Ultimate Wireless Earphones Review & Comparison vs AirPods v2

Welcome to my review on the Huawei FreeBuds 3.

The Huawei FreeBuds 3 are a True Wireless Stereo Earbuds powered by Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chip. FreeBuds 3 are the world’s 1st open-fit active noise cancellation wireless earphone.

They also are the world’s first BT 5.1 & BLE 5.1 wearable chip, Kirin A1 ensures that FreeBuds 3 is unmatched for stability and ease of connectivity.

My review includes the following –

– a 16 min detailed review and comparison with the AirPods v2
– wind mic audio test and comparison with the AirPods v2
– a look at the companion app
– ALL the high tech explained simply

Conclusion

Incredible tech in such a tiny package. Highly recommended.

Useful Links

Huawei FreeBuds 3 on Amazon

Huawei Mate 30 Pro tops DxOMark league table with a score of 121

Huawei has today received the highest rating from DxOMark for the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s industry-leading camera system. The Mate 30 Pro’s SuperSensing Cine Camera received an overall score of 121, four points higher than the second-highest score of 117, as well as the highest photo score of 131. Both accolades recognise the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro as the new king of smartphone photography, raising the bar for competitors.

DxOMark, the photographic ranking system which thoroughly evaluates the image quality of smartphone cameras, has announced that the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s integrated quad-camera system, including the innovative SuperSensing Camera and Cine Camera, ranks number one in overall DxOMark camera score. By achieving the number one status, Huawei’s latest flagship device reinforces the brand’s reputation as the king of smartphone photography.

“With an overall DxOMark camera score of 121, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the new number one in our smartphone camera ranking. The new record is largely due to a phenomenal photo score of 131, a full five points ahead of the previous leader,” DxOMark commented.

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s ground-breaking camera system includes a 40MP SuperSensing Camera, a 40MP Cine Camera, an 8MP Telephoto Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera. The SuperSensing Cine Camera is a dual-main camera system capable of taking stunning photos including Ultra-Wide Night-shots, Ultra-Wide Angle shots with HDR+, and portrait shots with Pro-Bokeh Effect.

The 40MP SuperSensing Camera with RYYB colour array is designed to attract more light, ensuring the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro takes very detailed and clear images in super low-light conditions. Coupled with an ISP 5.0 Image Signal Processor, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro captures photographs and videos of the highest possible quality.

Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro is also capable of taking professional videos in cinematic tones. The Cine Camera features a large 1/1.54-inch sensor size with a high maximum ISO of 51200 to capture videos including Ultra Slow-motion video at the highest 7680 frames per second as well as 4K Low-light Ultra-Wide Time-lapse video.

Since launching the Mate 30 Series earlier in September, Huawei has redefined smartphone capabilities and prompted consumers to rethink photography and videography.

Honor 20 Pro Review vs Huawei P30 Pro & Honor 20

Welcome to my HONOR 20 PRO review costing around £549. The HONOR 20 PRO is available in either Phantom Blue, or Phantom Black.

The HONOR 20 PRO has attained a high DxOmark score of 111 points for its photo camera capabilities. The camera features HONOR’s first ever AI Quad Camera, with Dual OIS and the industry-largest f/1.4 wide aperture, HONOR 20 PRO also comes with Ultra-High ISO Sensitivity, which provides a better low-light photography experience.

The HONOR 20 PRO introduces the world’s first Dynamic Holographic glass back, which is crafted through an industry-first Triple 3D Mesh technology. As light passes through the glass back, light is reflected and refracted in all directions resulting in a stunning and depth-inducing optical effect that sets the HONOR 20 PRO apart from its predecessors.

The HONOR 20 PRO is driven by the 7nm Kirin 980 AI chipset and industry-leading GPU Turbo 3.0, a feature that enhances the device’s gaming capabilities even further. HONOR 20 PRO also features a 4,000 mAh battery that can support a full-day uninterrupted use and 256GB storage, providing the headroom for extreme demands. To complete the entire experience, it comes with a Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound system, allowing for a more conducive audio environment.

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Conclusion

The Honor 20 Pro features a really capable camera in a svelte frame. Recommended!

Useful Links

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