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Realme Narzo 50A design might leave you scratching your head

Realme Narzo 50A design might leave you scratching your head

We recently reviewed a pair of Realme phones that put the company's name under the spotlight. The Realme GT Master Edition and its more premium Explorer sibling are definitely head-turners, at least for their "Travel Suitcase" vegan leather rears. Realme's upcoming mid-range phone, however, will probably take the cake in terms of unorthodox design, with a dual-tone back and an odd fingerprint sensor placement that will make you wonder what Realme's designers were thinking when they conceptualized the Realme Narzo 50A.

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Realme Book Slim Laptop Review

Realme Book Slim Laptop Review

Realme started out as a smartphone manufacturer, but it seems that smartphone manufacturers are starting to branch out to markets beyond mobile devices and wearables. As if trying to flex its technology muscles, the young brand has now launched its first-ever laptop, the Realme Book, a.k.a. the Realme Book Slim. Taking aim at the MacBook family, the laptop tries to balance power, portability, and price, just like many other laptops in the market today. Naturally, we just had to take it for a spin to see if the Realme Book Slim does have enough of those points to stand out from a very crowded Windows laptop market.

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Realme GT Master Edition Review

Realme GT Master Edition Review

The Realme brand was created to specifically target a younger demographic, customers that don't always have the resources to buy the latest and greatest smartphones. More often than not, these users are willing to compromise on some things as long as they get the features that are important to them. In that context, the Realme GT Master Edition seems like the perfect compromise for such a crowd, especially with a quirky design that is meant to appeal to travel-forlorn youngsters. We take a deep dive to see how many compromises Realme had to make and if the essentials that the Realme GT Master Edition offers are enough to make up for them.

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Realme GT Explorer Master Edition Review

Realme GT Explorer Master Edition Review

Spun off from OPPO, Realme's mission has always been to cater to the younger generation of smartphone users, a generation whose lifestyles took a dramatic downward turn last year due to the pandemic. Realizing the need to blend young people's smartphone obsessions with the new normal, Realme set out to introduce the Realme GT Explorer Master Edition with a unique design meant to make people long for better days. We take the special edition premium for a spin to see if it is more than just a pretty face.

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Xiaomi beat Samsung in Europe for the first time

Xiaomi beat Samsung in Europe for the first time

The past 18 months have thrown the smartphone market royalty into disarray. It was no surprise that Huawei was dethroned from its coveted spot but getting booted out of the world's Top 5 was still painful. Samsung barely maintains a lead in the global market after a decrease in shipments, while Apple remains stable against all odds. Amidst this reshuffling, Xiaomi is emerging as the strongest contender, having surpassed even Samsung last quarter, at least in Europe.

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Realme MagDart gives Android a blisteringly fast MagSafe rival

Realme MagDart gives Android a blisteringly fast MagSafe rival

Realme has revealed its first magnetic charger, promising the same convenience as Apple's MagSafe but with much more power for its Android devices. Realme MagDart may not be the first charging pad designed to cling to the back of a smartphone, but with up to 50W on tap it could be just as fast as a wired connection would be.

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Realme MagDart magnetic wireless charging leaks before official debut

Realme MagDart magnetic wireless charging leaks before official debut

Some might not like to admit it, but Apple has always been a trendsetter, whether it actually creates new technologies or builds up existing ones. It was actually late to the wireless charging train, but its adoption provided a much-needed mark of confidence for the technology. Now it is pushing wireless charging further by utilizing its expertise in magnets to make a simple but important change, a change that has inspired Realme to push its own MagDart system to keep phones from slipping off chargers and vice versa.

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Realme Flash might come with MagSafe-like magnetic wireless charging

Realme Flash might come with MagSafe-like magnetic wireless charging

Even haters probably won't deny that Apple comes up with technologies and features that would influence future technologies. The reversible Lightning connector undoubtedly inspired the equally reversible USB-C, and the new MagSafe could soon become a norm among smartphones. Of course, it often takes more time for others to catch up to Apple, but Realme may have gotten ahead of its rivals in having the first Android smartphone with a magnetic wireless charging system.

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Best 5G phones to buy in first half of 2021 – Beyond iPhone 12

Best 5G phones to buy in first half of 2021 – Beyond iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 series comprising iPhone 12 Pro Max – finest 5G phone yet – is an outright choice for Apple fanboys. The 5G coverage is excellent and paired to the 5nm A14 Bionic chipset, these make a perfect combo of power and performance. The possibility of owning an iPhone 12 is bleak if you don’t fancy the Apple ecosystem and have an inclined preference for Android. What are the best handsets that you can gun for considering there are so many 5G phones cropping up with each passing day?

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Snapdragon 888 powered phones to watch out for in 2021

Snapdragon 888 powered phones to watch out for in 2021

At the virtual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 came the expected announcement of Qualcomm’s best chipset that’ll set the benchmark for phones in 2021. The Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform is loaded with immense firepower and an AI brain that lets it do more than just data processing. Along with the remarkable CPU and GPU performance, the 5nm architecture-based chipset opens up new avenues and hardware advancements for phone manufacturer’s to leverage.

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As the phone market returns, realme and Xiaomi boom the biggest

As the phone market returns, realme and Xiaomi boom the biggest

The most recent report from Counterpoint suggests that the two fastest growing smartphone brands are Xiaomi and realme. Samsung remains at the top of the chart for unit shipments in the quarter listed (Q3, 2020), followed by Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, OPPO, VIVO, realme, and Lenovo (including Motorola). Each shipped over 10 million units (at the very least), while every other brand fell short.

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Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Today you're going to get Android 11 on your smartphone, provided you own one of a select list of devices from Google (Pixel), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, or realme. This new version of Android includes built-in screen recording, "bubbles", and new media controls. This update includes easy access for all connected smart devices from your phone, wireless Android Auto, and a collection of features that are exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones.

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