The best android on the market

The Xiaomi Mi 11

Launched in China at the beginning of 2021. The MI 11 has taken off selling over 3 million worldwide.

How does it compare to the MI 10?

The MI 11 comes with a larger screen at 6.8inches compared to the MI 10 at 6.67inches in addition to this the MI 11 has a refresh rate of 120hz. improved from the 90hz of the MI 10. There are a few adaptations to the camera, like a 108MP wide camera (MI 10 at 64MP) and Qualcomm’s latest top-end chip, the 5nm Snapdragon 888, which represents a sizeable 25% performance and speed.

Xiaomi Mi 11
prosGreat performance
good photography
defined screen
5g capability
consbattery life
no telephoto camera
no headphone jack
price£696.56 – $923.64
link- Amazonhttps://amzn.to/3IJuAZ9

Performance

The Xiaomi MI 11 performs great under most situations but comes with some down sides like all phones do. No headphone jack is a big turn off for those that don’t have wireless earbuds. Poor notification speed for unknown reason along with lower battery life than standard. though on the other hand has great speed and 5G capability.

  • 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm dimensions
  • 13MP ultra-wide camera
  • 1440 x 3200 resolution
  • snapdragon 888 CPU
  • 128GB base storage
  • 20MP front camera
  • 5MP Macro Lens
  • 6.8 inch screen
  • water resistant
  • gorilla glass 5
  • 5G capability
  • 120Hz screen
  • 8K 30 fps
  • 8GB RAM
  • LED flash
  • dual sim
credit – radio times

How does it all come together?

The Xiaomi comes with 4 main colours, black, white, blue and purple leather. All of which have a glossy shine to them just like that of Samsung and Apple. The camera is tucked away into the corner giving it a more sleek design but can be a bit awkward sometimes for those that use it frequently. With its 5G capabilities, it has super fast data download speeds able to download films in minutes and has a much stronger connection in places otherwise unable to with 4G. MIUI still has a distinctive look. This is adaptable to your own preference coming with widgets, preset backgrounds and downloadable themes.

credit- Future / Xiaomi

overall a great phone from Xiaomi, being cheap and affordable but still able to compete with top brands all with consumer in mind. Though in need of a few tweaks; it is a fully functioning phone for those needing one.

Xiaomi MI 11
Link- Amazonhttps://amzn.to/3IJuAZ9

Check out our Xiaomi Redmi note 10 pro review!

iPhone 13 review

The new iPhone 13 comes with new and improvements and features for you to enjoy. how does it compare to the mini, pro and pro max?

“An iPhone that will last for years”

The iPhone 13 starts at £779 which is the same price as the iPhone 12 in the UK. The iPhone 12 cost £799 at launch. the 13 is a direct upgrade of the 12 as such. With similar attributes such as size and design with some slight differences along with some quality of life improvements like processing power, camera and display.

summary

iPhone 13
prosbattery life
great camera
improved notch
consno headphone jack
not 120hz
price£779 (128GB)
linkhttps://amzn.to/3w33mqR

specs

  • ultra wide camera
  • front facing camera
  • wide camera
  • 30% faster GPU (than competitors)
  • 50% faster CPU (than competitors)
  • A15 bionic chip
  • 60hz
  • OLED display
  • super retina XDR display
  • 2532 x 1170 resolution
  • 457 PPI
  • screen to body 87.24 %
  • HDR 4

design

the iPhone 13 matches a similar design to that of the iPhone 12. the main improvement being the notch being 20% smaller and the front speaker being moved to the top bezel. 3 colours are available for the iPhone 13 graphite (black), silver and gold. sadly the new sierra blue is not available on the iPhone 13 but is on the iPhone 13 pro and iPhone 13 pro max.

camera

the camera on the iPhone 13 is incredibly giving you the power to take great photos. 2 of the cameras are on the rear and 1 on the front. the wide lens being a 12MP with an aperture of f/1.6, a 12MP ultrawide camera with a f/2.4 aperture and a 120-degree field of view. Apple’s Sensor Shift OIS technology included which debuted in last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. You can shoot video at 4K at 24, 30 and 60 fps, as well as Full HD at 30, 60, 120 and 240fps.

should you buy?

overall the iPhone 13 is an incredible phone but should you pay the extra price for the iPhone 13 pro?

iPhone 13- £779

iphone13 pro– £949

check out our other iPhone 13 reviews!

rating: 8.9/10

issues- no headphone jack for none Airpod users. Also no 6ohz screen for a £700 + phone is disappointing. needs improvement to front and back screen to make it more durable to breakage.

price
iPhone 13 mini£680
iPhone 13£779
iPhone 13 pro£949
iPhone 13 pro max£1050

iPhone 13 Pro review

The iPhone 13 Pro is the latest phone from apple, with great new features. how does it compare to the other iPhone 13s and is it worth buying?

an all round master piece?

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 12 pro share a lot of similarities. However, upon the release of the iPhone 13 Pro the increased size of the camera lenses are immediately noticeable along with a faster chip and 120hz screen the Pro is an all round master piece. But that’s not all, improved battery life has been one of the key targets of the the iPhone series. 

iPhone 13 Pro
Prosgreat battery life
camera re-focusing
120hz screen
great cameras
Consno headphone jack
fast charging limited to 20w
Price128GB £949
256GB £1,049
512GB £1,249
1TB £1,448
LinkAmazon- https://amzn.to/3aXPV1m

design

The Pro comes in a range of different colours such graphite black, gold, silver and all new Sierra blue. a long awaited change to the notch has happened to all iPhone 13’s making them 20% smaller, in addition moving the front speaker up to the top bezel just like other recent phones like the Xiaomi series. The phone size is the same as the iPhone 12 Pro at 5.78 x 2.81 x 0.30 (6.1 inch diagonal)

Specs

  • 120Hz screen
  • launch with iOS 15
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • 25% brighter outdoors
  • OLED tech
  • up to 1,200 nits brightness
  • 3 cameras
  • 5 core GPU
  • 15.8 trillion operations per second
  • cinematic camera mode
  • HDR 4
  • improved face ID
  • significant battery improvement
  • wireless charging
  • compatible with AirPods
  • no headphone jack
  • 5G compatibility
  • Telephoto camera
  • Ultra wide camera
  • Wide camera
  • photo re-focusing
  • 2532 x 1170 resolution
  • 458 pixels per inch
  • gigabit LTE support
  • IOS 15
  • 128GB-1TB storage
  • fast performance
  • super retina XDR display

Extra

The iPhone 13 pro just like its brothers has alternate internal storage for example. 128GB (£949), 256GB (£1,049), 512GB (£1249)and 1TB (£1448) all scaling in price. The new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion can refresh from 10 to 120 times per second, and all kinds of frame rates in between.

Camera

The iPhone 13 pro’s camera is one of its main selling points. coming with 3 different cameras which are the telephoto lens, Ultra Wide and the Wide camera. The telephoto lens camera has a 77mm focal length, 3x optical zoom, 6-element lens. The Ultra wide camera has a focal length of 13mm, faster sensor, 6-element lens and the Wide camera has 1.9 μm pixels, 100% focus pixels, 7-element lens and sensor shift OIS. The Wide also has a new feature of refocusing the camera onto different depths meaning a blurry image can be recovered!

iPhone 13 Pro max review

The iPhone Pro max is the latest flagship phone from apple, with great new features. Does it stand its own again some of the other top phones? The iPhone 13 Pro Max is available to buy right now, starting at £900 for 128GB of storage. Wanting more base storage will boost the price to £1150 for 256GB, 512GB is a total of £1350. A 1TB storage is also available at a big price of £1,549. If you’re looking for a phone with a great camera and/or a top flagship phone to last you a long time, the 13 Pro max could be that phone.

Is it the best phone of all time?

iPhone 13 Pro Max
Pros-amazing battery life
best camera out of any phone
great performance
Cons-no headphone jack
lightning port (slow charging)
4k 60fps takes up a lot of storage.
price-£1050 (128GB)
£1150 (256GB)
£1350 (512GB)
£1,549 (1TB)
link- amazon(128GB) https://amzn.to/3mHg36k
(256GB) https://amzn.to/3BtY1KJ
(512GB) https://amzn.to/3AtEitm
(1TB) https://amzn.to/3aprb1V

what’s new?

The iPhone 13 pro Max comes with all new super retina XDR display with Pro Motion. Faster chip than any other in the phone industry. An incredible battery of up to 10 hours. 5g experience, higher max brightness than before. splash resistant, A15 bionic chip and 5 core GPU. Improved face id works well with masks on.

performance

  • 120Hz screen
  • 2778 x 1284 resolution
  • 458 pixels per inch
  • gigabit LTE support
  • IOS 15
  • 128GB-1TB storage
  • 6.7 inch diagonal screen
  • OLED display
  • 4 cameras
  • longest battery life of any phone (10 hours)
  • fast performance
  • super retina XDR display

design

The Pro Max comes in a range of different colours such graphite black, gold, silver and all new Sierra blue. a long awaited change to the notch has happened to all iPhone 13’s making them 20% smaller, in addition moving the front speaker up to the top bezel just like other recent phones like the Xiaomi series. The phone size is the same as the iPhone 12 Pro Max at 6.33 x 3.07 x 0.30.

Camera

With new lenses, sensors and glass for all 3 rear cameras, optimized with all new image processing and IOS 15 at launch. The multiple different cameras on the iPhone 13 pro max are great for nearly every situation with improved lens flair, colour contrast, sharpness and detail. The new pro camera system offers even more pro photography capabilities like improved telephoto zoom, macro camera, Photographic Styles and cinematic mode. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 12mp front camera that supports HDR 4. A 12mp ultra wide sensor, 12mp primary sensor. tele 12mp sensor, 4k 60fps video.

extra stuff

Gigabit LTE is supported when 5G isn’t available, to preserve battery life when using 5G, a Smart Data Mode changes to an LTE connection when 5G speeds aren’t needed. Built in GPS, split screening, Ring/silent button, built in microphone, 2 speakers front and bottom.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Check out our iPhone 13 mini review!

Samsung 870 QVO review

The Samsung QVO, although more than a year old this incredible SSD is great for people new to the pc gaming world.

How does it compare to the competition?

Summery

Samsung 870 QVO
Pros-performance
choice of up tp 8TB
3 year warranty
Cons-writing speed slightly lower than average
Price-1TB- £80
2TB-£155
4TB-£297
8TB-£618
Link-Amazon- 1TB https://amzn.to/2WFhtoV
Amazon- 2TB https://amzn.to/3Fh77wU
Amazon- 4TB https://amzn.to/3FjTbCb
Amazon- 8TB https://amzn.to/3AcfQwB

Comparison

how does the 870 QVO compare to other 1TB SSD’s?

  • Samsung 870 QVO
    • read 560MB/s
    • write 530MB/s
    • price £80
    • size- 2.5 inch
    • 3 year warranty
    • read speed 570MB/s
    • write speed530MB/s
    • price £100
    • size- 2.5 inch
    • 5 year warranty
    • read speed 540MB/s
    • write speed 520MB/s
    • price £165
    • size- 3.6 inch
    • 3 year warranty
    • read speed 560MB/s
    • write speed 520MB/s
    • price £88
    • size- 2.5 inch
    • 3 year warranty

    overview

    overall the Samsung 870 QVO SATA SSD is still a great choice for your gaming PC. with great specs and performance for its price of £70. games load incredibly fast on it. having a 5 year old hard drive before, you can really tell the difference.

    iPhone 13 mini review

    with 4 new iPhone 13’s releasing on September 24th, comes new specs and changes apple have added to make the experience even better for you!

    Is the mini the best budget iPhone?

    How does the iPhone 13 mini compare and should you get it? Although the cheapest option out of the 4. it still holds it’s own!

    iPhone 13 Mini
    Pros-improved battery life
    best pixels per inch ration
    lightweight
    Cons-not 120Hz screen
    no headphone jack
    Other-small size
    Link-amazon- https://amzn.to/3zJlXYQ
    Price-£650-£680

    The specs

    The iPhone 13 mini comes with 128GB of RAM but can also come with 256GB. A resolution of 1080 x 2340 has the highest pixel per inch ration of 447. The standard 60Hz display which is quite disappointing for a flagship phone like the iPhone 13 pro max which does have 120Hz. Coming with no headphone jack is another issue. There is no headphone adaptor that comes in the box so we recommend Airpods or manually buying one as well as the phone. built in GPS, Face id, ios 15.

    Camera

    • HDR display
    • A15 bionic chip
    • 6 core CPU
    • 4 core GPU
    • Panorama (up to 63MP)
    • Seven‑element lens (Wide); five‑element lens (Ultra Wide)
    • Dual 12MP camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
    • Wide camera
    • Ultra Wide camera
    • Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
    • 2x optical zoom out
    • Digital zoom up to 5x
    • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Light Mono)
    • optical image stabilization
    • Night mode
    • Deep Fusion
    • Sapphire crystal lens cover
    • Smart HDR 4
    • Photographic Styles
    • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
    • Advanced red‑eye correction
    • Auto image stabilization
    • Burst mode

    Chip set

    • HDR display
    • A15 bionic chip
    • 6 core CPU
    • 4 core GPU

    Video

    • Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field (1080p at 30 fps)
    • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps
    • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
    • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
    • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video (Wide)
    • 2x optical zoom out
    • Digital zoom up to 3x
    • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
    • Time-lapse video with stabilization
    • Night mode Time-lapse
    • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p and 720p)
    • Continuous autofocus video
    • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
    • Playback zoom
    • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
    • Stereo recording

    credit- ZDNet

    design

    The iPhone 13 mini is designed for people wanting a cheaper new iPhone or even a smaller phone as most high end phone just keep getting bigger these days. In addition, the 13 mini is the same dimensions as the 12 mini for reference that’s, 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches. 5.4 inch screen.


    should you buy the mini?

    The mini is a great choice for anyone wanting a small cheaper versions of the iphone 13. It seems to have none of the setbacks that a smaller phone has (lower battery size, overheat faster ect). the battery life even beats the iPhone 12 pro! For the lower price, the mini is a great choice for your new iPhone. But is it better than the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro max?


    How does it compare?

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro max
  • battery7 hours8 hours8.5 hours10 hours
    storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
    adaptive refreshnono120Hz120Hz
    resolution2340 x 1080/4762532 x 1170/4602532 x 1170/4602778 x 1284/458
    size5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in5.78 x 2.81 x 0.30 in5.78 x 2.82 x 0.30 in6.33 x 3.07 x 0.30 in
    price$699$799$999$1,099

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Best budget gaming monitor

    The iiyama G-MASTER G2530HSU

    The iiyama is one of the best budget gaming monitors out there and lives up to the standard of gaming for any user. With a 24.5 inch screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution! take a look!

    for less than £185

    Summeryiiyama
    Pros--price
    -design
    -responsiveness
    -resolution
    Cons--Cannot turn the screen
    -colour accuracy
    Link-amazon- https://amzn.to/3yG1B4a

    What do you get?

    The iiyama G-Master G2530HSU is a great first monitor for anyone buying a computer this year. coming with 6 buttons under the monitor for, input, exit, volume down, volume up, enter, power respectively. A 1 inch thickness. with (VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, 2x USB 2.0) headphone connector and a USB hub are all included.

    Continue reading “Best budget gaming monitor”

    What is the best Android phone on the market?

    Say hello

    The Xiaomi Redmi note 10 Pro!

    What’s so good about Xiaomi?

    Xiaomi is a rapidly growing phone company coming 2nd in phone sales behind Samsung. Having the phone for a few weeks now I can say that they’ve done a good job at fitting all this into 1 phone costing only £260. No other company has been able to do this. The Note 10 Pro released on the 4th of may 2021, the Redmi note 10 is up there for best budget phones right now.

    SummeryXiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    Pros-headphone jack
    -108MP Camera
    -great Google support
    -Dual Sim
    Cons-gorilla glass 5
    -Only supports up to 4g
    -Some Bloatware
    LinkAmazon- https://amzn.to/3sgyjHR

    Performance and specs

    • 8 mega-pixel Ultra wide camera
    • screen protective case included
    • 108 mega-pixel main camera
    • 16 mega-pixel front camera
    • 5 mega-pixel Telemacro
    • 120hz AMOLED screen
    • 2 mega-pixel depth
    • snap dragon 732G
    • headphone jack
    • gorilla glass 5
    • 4g capability
    • 5020 mAH
    • micro SD
    • dual SIM

    Extra stuff in the package!

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a lot of extra stuff which other phones (even flagships), fail to do so…

    • SIM Card key
    • screen protective case
    • USB-C charging cable
    • charging socket

    How does it all come together?

    With the latest software update MIUI 12.5.11.0 and support from Google services, the Xiaomi’s software systems are on par with others like Samsung and Apple. However some issues I had with it are that it came with a lot of bloatware. Coming with unnecessary apps and games, though these can be easily uninstalled. A misconception with Xiaomi is that the phone shows many ads to the user. I have used the phone for a few weeks now and I am yet to see one show.

    The Xiaomi comes with excellent stereo speakers and great battery life, sometimes lasting nearly 2 days. Only costing around £260 UK, it really is worth the money. The Macro camera is really good for nature shots, usually not worth using on most phones due to poor quality. In addition, the gorilla glass 5 back and front is used rather than preview Xiaomi phones. Though this is not the strongest glass on the market (that being gorilla glass 6).

    Camera showcase!

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    LinkAmazon- https://amzn.to/3sgyjHR

    Is the Apple watch Series 6 good?

    Is the Series 6 worth the upgrade?

    Hello! The Series 6 is the latest Apple watch on the market coming out in September of 2020. Though nearly a year old this smart watch is far from out of date and can last for many more years to come!

    Buy Apple Watch Series 6
    Prosall round improved health systems
    more colours and styles.
    improved dimed system.
    ConsOnly slight increase of battery life
    spO2 is sometimes inconsistent
    Price£350-£440
    linkAmazon- https://amzn.to/329E13s

    What’s new?

    The Series 6 comes with Blood Oxygen saturation levels (spO2) to monitor the level of Oxygen in your blood. The Series 6 uses similar technology as a pulse oximeter. It shines red and infrared light through your skin on your wrist, reflecting back to the sensor. In addition the Series 6 has in increased battery life and new watch colours to choose from.

    Performance

    The series 6’s display is now 2.5 times brighter than that of the Series 5. In addition it also dims the brightness depending on the watches orientation using a gyroscope, further saving your battery. The dimed mode works surprisingly well when it is bright. With a resolution of 324 x 394 pixels and has a refresh rate of 60hz (1hz when switched off). the Series 6 has 32GB of storage and new dual-core S6 System (SiP). delivers up to 20% faster performance than the S5 chip in the Series 5 and Watch SE.

    Extras

    A great feature on the Series 6 is wearing it to sleep will give you “sleep data“, Gives graph data showing when you were awake and asleep throughout the night. An issue with this is that you will have to change your sleep schedule if you charge things up at night. Also high and low heart rate notifications, The watch’s Move, Exercise, and Stand rings to know how much you have done in comparison to what you should have!

    How does it compare?

    Should you buy the Series 6 or the SE? Both watches are great with no clear winner. But the Series 6 is better if you want to track progress or use it for health reasons. The SE is better for money coming in at £260-£340 with only a few less features ( no spO2, S6 chip and is slower).

    Apple watch SEApple watch Series 6
    price- £260-£340 price- £350-£440
    link, amazon-https://amzn.to/3Cw4jdMlink, amazon- https://amzn.to/329E13s

    Check out our Apple Watch SE review coming soon!

    Tissot PR 100 Chronograph

    The PR 100 Chronograph is one of the top selling Tissot watches this year and is light weight fit for anyone! But how good is it?

    Summery

    Tissot PR100 chronograph
    Prosstrong front screen glass
    different themes and colours
    Consleather on strap wares down and damages.
    Extrasweight of 60g
    can go to a depth of 100m underwater
    Price£213-£419
    LinksLinked below!

    all about Tissot

    Tissot is swiss company which has been around since 1853.

    material

    A sapphire crystal front glass gives the watch the following properties: extremely high resistance to impact and superior screen and hand readability thanks to its transparency. Because it is the strongest material after diamonds, it is used in fine timepieces for its anti-scratch prowess. Sapphire crystals can take many forms and give the watch a variety of looks: flat, domed, concave or ground. In addition to a stainless steel case and water resistant up to 100 meters!

    colours and looks

    The chronograph comes with a total of 20 different themes, all with different colours and styles! From stainless steal strap to leather straps. All with the same functions. 5 out of the 20 have a leather strap if that is preferable. Some with different coloured strap to main case. See all the different themes down below!

    why Tissot?

    Tissot are sold all over the world and are a growing company. Very trendy and a good price range being affordable but not too cheep to be bad quality. They create every part themselves so any Tissot watch can be repaired. Not to mention the quality of the watches. You just cant go wrong.

    Themepricelink (amazon)
    White with silver strap£275https://amzn.to/3sdBSif
    Grey/black with grey strap£340https://amzn.to/3FbZFCM
    black with silver strap£246https://amzn.to/3wHnHRV
    white with quartz gold strap£300https://amzn.to/3e8U6cd
    white with bronze and white strap£455https://amzn.to/3GNCVcC