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
Great performance good photography defined screen 5g capability
battery life no telephoto camera no headphone jack
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
gorilla glass 5
8K 30 fps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
great battery life camera re-focusing 120hz screen great cameras
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)
launch with iOS 15
A15 Bionic chip
25% brighter outdoors
up to 1,200 nits brightness
5 core GPU
15.8 trillion operations per second
cinematic camera mode
improved face ID
significant battery improvement
compatible with AirPods
no headphone jack
Ultra wide camera
2532 x 1170 resolution
458 pixels per inch
gigabit LTE support
super retina XDR display
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.
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!
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
amazing battery life best camera out of any phone great performance
no headphone jack lightning port (slow charging) 4k 60fps takes up a lot of storage.
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.
2778 x 1284 resolution
458 pixels per inch
gigabit LTE support
6.7 inch diagonal screen
longest battery life of any phone (10 hours)
super retina XDR display
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dual 12MP camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
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
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Smart HDR 4
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Advanced red‑eye correction
Auto image stabilization
A15 bionic chip
6 core CPU
4 core GPU
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
Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
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?
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.
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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
-headphone jack -108MP Camera -great Google support -Dual Sim
-gorilla glass 5 -Only supports up to 4g -Some Bloatware
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
How does it all come together?
With the latest software update MIUI220.127.116.11 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).
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 lifeand new watch colours to choose from.
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 theS5 chip in the Series 5 and Watch SE.
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-£340with only a few less features( no spO2, S6 chip and is slower).
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?
Tissot PR100 chronograph
strong front screen glass different themes and colours
leather on strap wares down and damages.
weight of 60g can go to a depth of 100munderwater
all about Tissot
Tissot is swiss company which has been around since 1853.
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 andwater 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!
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.