Gadget news
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5 might get IP58 rating
9:21 pm | June 7, 2023

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

Samsung's next-generation foldable smartphones are just around the corner, and the rumors continue to emerge. The latest one comes from a tipster suggesting that the new foldables will have the best ingress protection in their class yet. Seemingly, Samsung was able to achieve an IP58 rating for its Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5, which isn't the IP68 most bar flagship phones offer, but it's miles better than anything else in these form factors. The "5" in the IP58 rating refers to dust protection, while "8" is about water and humidity. This means there's solid dust protection, even if a...

Zeiss prescription lenses for Apple’s Vision Pro could run $300 per pair
8:14 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

Apple's revolutionary Vision Pro AR/VR headset is still fresh and there are many questions left unanswered. One of those is the price of the prescription lenses for people that need them to use the thing. Well, Bloomberg correspondent Mark Gurman guesses that a pair of Zeiss lenses for the Vision Pro could cost between $300 and $600. It's a hefty figure but hardly surprising, considering that Apple sells feet for the Mac Pro for $299, and wheels for the Mac Pro for $699. And it's not like anyone would buy a $3,500 headset and then refuse to pay for lenses needed to use it. I would...

The first One UI 5 Watch beta starts rolling out to Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 owners
7:12 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

Samsung announced One UI 5 Watch a month ago and the first beta is now out. It is available for the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic as well as the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro. If you want to try it out, you need to sign up through the Samsung Members app. There should be a banner inside the app like the one below. Note that the beta is currently available only to users in the US and South Korea. Go through this banner in Samsung Members to sign up for the One UI 5 Watch beta Once you sign up, you should see an update for your Galaxy Watch (though it might not appear...

I’ve given the new Samsung Bespoke Jet AI a trial run for its money, and I liked it
6:30 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Computers Gadgets | Comments: Off

This is a flash hands-on review, to give you the chance to see what the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned, as we'll be expanding and updating this article with more info soon.

Earlier this week I attended the unofficial launch of the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI vacuum in London. It was unveiled alongside other Samsung Bespoke appliances including fridge freezers, washing machines and ovens. The Jet AI stood out because it's not just another a cordless vacuum cleaner – it has some very impressive tech on board to boot.

Samsung has already claimed a spot in our best cordless vacuum cleaner guide for the Samsung Bespoke Jet stick vacuum cleaner, and looking at the Jet AI I couldn't tell the two cleaners apart. It was only when I got to use the new Jet AI, and chat with the Samsung team, that I realized it could be a genuinely market-leading vacuum.

Launch date

While you can't by the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI yet, you can register your interest with Samsung in the UK and Europe, and you'll receive a discount code to use if you then buy it. Samsung also told me that the Jet AI will be available in the US, although it wasn't shared with me exactly when this will be. I also expect it to be released in Australia, although again this has yet to be confirmed.

Samsung also hasn't confirmed a list price for the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI, but based on the launch price of its predecessor, I expect this to be somewhere in the region of $1,035 / £629 / AU$1,299.


I had the opportunity to make a bit of a mess to clean up with the new Samsung Bespoke Jet AI at the launch event, with both a rug and hard flooring in the space in which the stick vacuum was being displayed.

samsung bespoke jet ai on carpet lifting debris at launch

(Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

I scattered colorful sprinkles – or hundreds-and-thousands as we call them here in the UK – on the rug, and the pick-up was excellent on the first pass. I enjoy cutting a swathe through dirt and dust on a floor, and doing so through the multicolored carpet of sprinkles was even more fun.

I noted that the floor head has a series of bright LEDs for cleaning those darker recesses of the home. I also checked underneath the floor head for evidence of any hair wrap and I didn't see any stray strands, although I'll be testing that more thoroughly for my full review.

As the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI transitioned across the rug to the hard floor I heard a distinct change in the power, which Samsung says is where the AI comes in. Although there are a few power settings to switch between on the control panel, the floor head will automatically detect the change in the floor type, and the kind of debris it's encountering. It isn't the first vacuum cleaner to do this, however – the Shark Stratos Cordless does this very well, as does the Dyson V15 Detect

For me, what sets this high spec tech apart from the other big-named vacuum cleaners is the ability for the vacuum cleaner to connect to Samsung's SmartThings app. It has built-in Wi-Fi, so it can send notifications to your phone to let you know things like when the dustbin needs emptying, or the filter needs a clean.

using the new samsung bespoke jet ai at launch

(Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

I couldn't fully test the battery runtime or charge time, but Samsung told me the Jet AI comes with two batteries as standard, one with a runtime of up to 100 minutes, the other up to 60 minutes. A full recharge of the larger battery should take around 3.5 hours. 

Then there's the Clean Station, which charges the battery when you dock the cleaner to empty the bin, so the theory is that it'll should be really hard to run out of juice.


The Samsung Bespoke Jet AI looks very similar to its predecessor, the Bespoke Jet. It's a stick vacuum cleaner with an illuminated control panel, various attachments and the Clean Station.

A subtle difference between the two is that the Bespoke Jet AI has a retractable wand so, if like me, you're tall it can be extended to a more comfortable height.

Whilst the dust bin can only hold 0.7-litres of debris, it can be emptied quickly using the Clean Station – this can hold a further couple of litres of debris, and it's bagged, so when you need to empty it all the dirt and dust will stay in the bag.

The stick vacuum cleaner is also very light. I could feel this when I was using it, but for the record it weighs 2.8kg, and it's lighter again if you're using the motorized pet tool, rather than the wand with the floor head attached.

Early verdict

I like what I've seen of the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI. The two standout points for me are the battery life and the suction power. The two batteries offer the longest runtime I'm aware of in any current vacuum cleaner, while charging is also fast.

The suction power is 280 AW (airwatts), which is higher than the Dyson Detect V15 at 230 AW; it's not as high as the Shark Stratos cordless at 309 AW, but it's certainly sufficient to tackle even the toughest everyday cleaning jobs.

Time will tell just how good this latest Samsung vacuum cleaner is – my only concern is whether it can fully justify its high price.

Leak: the Sony WF-1000XM5 buds will be smaller and lighter, will have faster charging
6:11 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

Sony is expected to launch its next flagship TWS buds soon. There are no official details on the WF-1000XM5, but there are unofficial ones. This generation the focus seems to be on wear comfort and fast charging. The new buds will be lighter at 5.9g, compared to the fairly hefty 7.3g buds of the XM4 generation. They will be physically smaller too, the combination of the two factors should make them much more comfortable. Sony WF-1000XM5 TWS buds in Silver and Black (leaked images) The total listening time (including the carrying case) will be 24 hours, the same as the previous...

Our vivo V27 video review is out
5:12 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

With our vivo V27 written review out of the way, it’s time we bring you the video breakdown of the device. Positioned as a flagship killer, vivo V27 brings an impressive 120Hz OLED screen, capable Dimensity 7200 chipset and a 4,600 mAh battery with 66W charging. We enjoyed the V27’s premium dual glass design and color-changing back. The 6.78-inch OLED screen managed an impressive 1,055 nits peak brightness which is on par with most of the recent flagship offerings. Battery endurance is excellent with a 134 hours rating in our test. MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 performs admirably with...

Leak suggests that the global Oppo Reno10 Pro will switch to Snapdragon 778G, lower res display
3:42 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

The Oppo Reno10 Pro that launched in China a couple of weeks ago is not the phone that will be sold on the global market – specs shared by leakster@Sudhanshu1414 point to a Snapdragon 778G replacing the Dimensity 8200 of the original model. The old Qualcomm chip is significantly behind its more recent MediaTek rival in CPU and GPU performance. Its load will be lightened slightly by the new display – a 6.7” 1,080 x 2,412px AMOLED instead of the higher resolution 6.74” 1,240 x 2,772px panel of the Chinese version. Both displays have curved 120Hz 10-bit panels. Global Oppo Reno10...

iQoo 11 review: a speedy phone that’s hard to find
3:00 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Computers Gadgets | Tags: , , , | Comments: Off

iQoo 11: Two-minute review

The iQoo 11 probably won’t be launching in the west, but as one of the first ever phones to run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, it's worth acknowledging, even now some more widely available handsets use this chipset too.

While this Vivo sub-brand sells largely to the Asian market, it’s clearly mulling over a push into new territories at some point. There aren’t many Chinese brands that bother to supply their pre-launch test handsets with a UK power adapter, but iQoo did, which has to signify something.

Given the strength of the iQoo 11 package, we would welcome it (or a future handset) to our shores. Maybe the brand could take up OnePlus’s former role as market disruptor and flagship killer-in-chief.

An iQoo 11 from the front

(Image credit: TechRadar)

iQoo’s customary team-up with BMW sees a fairly generic design lifted by a white vegan leather back with a three-stripe decal. There’s a black option, but this themed one is way more fun.

The headline feature here, however, is that cutting-edge chipset, which instantly makes the iQoo 11 one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. The iQoo brand presents itself as gamer-friendly, and its latest phone certainly flies through demanding games like Wreckfest and Genshin Impact on maxed-out settings.

This gaming-friendly status is further enhanced by a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that’s similarly cutting-edge. Besides using the very latest Samsung E6 panel, it sports a rare combination of QHD sharpness and a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as getting really bright.

While the iQoo 11 won’t be joining the iPhone 14 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the Google Pixel 7 Pro at the top of the camera phone tree, it does a creditable job of turning out bright, balanced shots across its three cameras. It could use a little work when the light drops, though.

Throw in a full day of battery life from its 5,000mAh cell and rapid 120W wired charging (but not wireless, alas), and you have a fine entry-level flagship phone.

iQoo 11 review: price and availability

An iQoo 11 from the back, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • Arrived December 8, 2022
  • No western availability
  • Price works out to around $700 / £580 / AU$1,050

The iQoo 11 hit Indonesia and Malaysia on December 8, 2022, and Thailand on December 15, followed by India on January 13, 2023.

There are no plans for the iQoo 11 to hit the US, UK, or Australia, which is a real shame. With an Indonesian launch price of IDR10,999,000 working out to around $700 / £580 / AU$1,050, it could very well have undercut – or at least provided genuine competition for – the Pixel 7 and the OnePlus 10T.

We’re hopeful of a wider rollout for the brand in future. The company supplied a UK power brick with our test iQoo 11, so it’s clearly thinking about branching out.

  • Value score: 4.5 / 5

iQoo 11 review: specs

An iQoo 11 from the front, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)

iQoo 11 review: design

An iQoo 11 from the back, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • Typical design, lifted by vegan leather/three stripe finish
  • No IP rating
  • Camera module scratches easily

The iQoo 11 has a pretty generic Android design, with a flat display, a subtly curved back, and a metal frame.

However, it’s rescued from bland uniformity by the Legend model we’ve been sent. This sports a mixture of fiberglass and vegan leather on the rear, rendered in brilliant white, and with a colorful triple stripe running down the entire length of the phone.

The latter is courtesy of a longstanding brand partnership with BMW M Motorsport. It’s just as effective a design flourish here as it was on the likes of the iQoo 7.

If you opt for the Alpha edition, you’ll receive an altogether more sober black shade and a glass back. iQoo calls this a “classic, premium aesthetic”, but others might call it boring.

Image 1 of 3

An iQOO 11 from the side

(Image credit: TechRadar)
Image 2 of 3

An iQOO 11 from the back

(Image credit: TechRadar)
Image 3 of 3

The bottom half of an iQOO 11 from the back

(Image credit: TechRadar)

One negative point we did notice towards the end of our time with the phone was that the black paint coating the thin metal frame surrounding the camera module had begun to scratch off along the bottom edge. Presumably this was where the phone made contact with whatever surface it was laying on, but it started to give the phone a somewhat scruffy edge after just a week or two of usage.

This isn’t a small phone at 8.7mm thick and 205g, but nor is it distractingly hefty. We found it very easy to live with, and that vegan leather has proved both grippy and mercifully non-freezing-to-the-touch when taken out on cold days.

The lack of an IP rating – meaning no official water resistance – is a bit of a downer, and one sign that we’re not dealing with an out and out flagship phone here. So too is a chin bezel that’s slightly thicker than the forehead, which is always a dead giveaway that a phone isn’t gunning for the elite league, regardless of what its spec sheet might say.

There’s stereo sound provided by a pair of speakers, but one is positioned on the bottom edge of the phone, and proves a little too easy to cover during landscape gaming. This is a common concession on phones of all price ranges, but when a phone claims to be geared towards gamers it’s worth calling out.

  • Design score: 4 / 5

iQoo 11 review: display

An iQoo 11 from the front

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • 6.78-inch AMOLED screen
  • Next-gen Samsung E6 panel 
  • QHD+ and 144Hz in one package

While the iQoo 11’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip is getting most of the headlines, its display is similarly cutting-edge and just as worthy of attention.

Where most flagship Android phones in 2022 featured Samsung’s E5 panel, this phone switched up to the E6.

The baseline stats are strong. It’s a 6.78-inch AMOLED with a QHD+ (1440 x 3200) resolution, though you’ll need to activate that in the settings menu. We experienced some issues with font sizing following this switch, but that’s an issue with iQoo’s software.

Two other specs stand out here. One is a higher-than-usual 144Hz maximum refresh rate, though again, you’ll need to crank this up in the settings. It really is very responsive indeed.

An iQoo 11 from the front, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)

We’ve seen 144Hz (and higher) refresh rates before, but never in conjunction with a QHD resolution.

The other stand out spec is a peak brightness of 1800 nits. That’s beyond even the mighty Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and just a little shy of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

One other gaming-focused feature is a pressure-sensitive screen, which can be mapped to controls in certain games. Pressing both sides firmly in landscape serves as a shortcut to booting up the phone’s Game Space gaming UI, which is a nice touch.

We haven’t seen too much of this pressure-sensing technology since Apple removed it from its iPhones, so it’s good to see it implemented here – even if it’s not as deeply integrated into the UI as Apple’s 3D Touch was to iOS.

  • Display score: 4.5 / 5

iQoo 11 review: software

An iQoo 11 from the front, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • Funtouch 13 is busy and full of bloat for local markets
  • Somewhat buggy UI
  • Only 2 years of Android updates

Software is arguably the weak point with the iQoo 11, with Funtouch 13 proving to be a rather busy custom UI layered over Android 13.

It’s worth mentioning that there are mitigating circumstances here. As discussed, this is a phone that’s intended for the Indonesian market, which explains why it comes laden with so much bloatware, including local apps like Lazada and Viu.

Even setting the matter of pre-installed apps aside, though, Funtouch 13 feels somewhat buggy and unfinished. There’s the UI’s apparent inability to adjust to bumping up the display resolution to full QHD+, resulting in comically small text in the Messages app and the clock widget. Adjusting the system font size didn’t seem to help here.

An iQoo 11 from the front, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Then there’s the fact that WhatsApp notifications continued to break through for us when the phone was in Do Not Disturb mode, which spoiled a couple of attempted weekend lie-ins.

All of this can be fixed in future software updates, of course. However, that just brings into focus iQoo’s two-year Android update promise, which is looking rather stingy and outdated compared to many other high-end handsets.

  • Software score: 2.5 / 5

iQoo 11 review: cameras

The camera block on an iQoo 11

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • Same 50MP main camera sensor as Galaxy S22
  • 13MP telephoto, 8MP ultra-wide
  • Slightly artificial but even tone across the three cameras

If the iQoo 11 is mixing it with the big boys in terms of power and display technology, then it steps back into the second tier with its camera offering.

That still makes it a decent photography tool however, and it does some things we like a lot. We particularly appreciate the provision of a dedicated telephoto camera to accompany the wide and ultra-wide. That’s often one of the first features on the chopping block when putting together a more affordable flagship.

This is a nicely balanced setup too. The main camera uses  the same 50MP sensor as you’ll find in the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, as well as a number of previous iQoo models. It’s not exactly a cutting-edge component, but it’s a decent-sized 1/1.57" sensor, and it produces punchy shots in good lighting.

This is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide and a 13MP telephoto sensor, both also from Samsung. These support sensors aren’t up to the standard of the main sensor in terms of color depth, detail, or dynamic range, but they’re perfectly serviceable – especially that telephoto.

iQoo 11 camera samples

Image 1 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The overall tone can be rather cool.

Image 2 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The telephoto does a good job matching the main sensor’s tone.

Image 3 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The ultrawide lacks detail, but again matches the tone of the others.

Image 4 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Not much in the way of noise or artifacts here.

Image 5 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Again, the telephoto matches up well.

Image 6 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Edge distortion, but a consistent tone.

Image 7 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Indoor shots can look a little murky.

Image 8 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

A reasonably sharp, if dark, food shot.

Image 9 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Shots can look a little washed out.

Image 10 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The dedicated telephoto is way better than cropping in.

Image 11 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The ultrawide struggles for detail.

Image 12 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Night mode isn’t up there with the best.

Image 13 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Good low light shots are possible if you keep movement to a minimum.

Image 14 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

A shot showing the iQoo 11’s performance in low indoor lighting.

Image 15 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Showing the main camera’s cool tone and exaggerated greens.

Image 16 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The 2x telephoto is a solid performer.

Image 17 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Selfies are fine, once you deactivate beautification.

Image 18 of 18

An iQOO 11 camera sample

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The camera is least impressive in middling/indoor lighting situations.

One of the best things about this camera setup is that the tone of the shots stays relatively consistent across all three sensors. Take three shots of the same scene, one with each camera, and they all look more or less of a piece.

True, that shared tone can be a little too cool and icy for our liking, with slightly punched up greens and a hint of overexposure. But that’s a color science choice that some will be more fond of than others, especially if you’re mainly in the business of sharing your shots on social media. 

What’s more, there’s a toggle on the main camera UI that switches to a more natural, restrained look should you prefer it, which we did. It’s a shame this isn’t the default selection, but at least the camera app remembers your choice should you choose to activate it.

Low light performance is decent, if not among the best. Taking pictures of static scenes with a suitably steady hand yielded some clear results, but we also shot the odd dud that didn’t quite lock on properly, or which yielded excessive noise, while any form of movement in the shot tended to be picked up. 

Shots in artificially lit indoor environments, and those in that murky zone between light and dark, could be a little hit and miss on the focusing front, and sometimes looked a little flat and washed out. This is a camera that rewards a steady hand and a little patience once the light drops.

The 16MP front camera does a reasonable job with selfie skin tones, though you’ll want to turn off the default beautifying effect, which smooshes and smudges facial textures in that disconcerting way that certain manufacturers seem to favor.

Overall, this is a solid camera setup, and none of the traits we mention are egregious given what appears to be the competitive pricing of the device. They merely illustrate that the iQoo 11 isn’t in the conversation with the genuinely top tier camera phone crowd like it is in other departments. With the Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 6a both available for a very reasonable price, that’s worth mentioning. 

  • Camera score: 3.5 / 5

iQoo 11 review: performance

An iQoo 11 from the front, in someone's hand

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • One of the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones
  • Extremely impressive CPU and GPU performance
  • Stays cool and fast under gaming load

While it doesn’t make gaming phones in the strictest of senses, gaming prowess is undoubtedly a core component of the iQoo brand. The iQoo 11 is no different, standing as one of the very first instances of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip being used.

The resulting benchmarks are suitably impressive, with an average Geekbench 5 single-core score of 1,462 and a multi-core score of 4,855. That beats a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone like the Samsung Galaxy S22 by around 200 points in single-core and a whopping 1,500 points in multi-core.

The Asus Zenfone 9 with its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset gets a little closer, but still falls short by around 100 points single-core and 500 points multi-core.

On the GPU front, an average Wild Life Extreme score of around 3,750 (with an average frame rate of 22.50fps) is very strong indeed, outgunning even the mighty iPhone 14 Pro. Just as impressive is the fact that this level of graphical performance remains relatively stable over time in the extended Wild Life Extreme Stress Test, which runs the same high-intensity GPU workout 20 times in a row.

There’s a slight dip for the final few loops, but not by much, indicating that the iQoo 11 has its thermals in order. That can be attributed to the efficiency of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but also to a multi-layer vapor chamber that iQoo has implemented.

In practical terms, we were able to play Genshin Impact and console-quality racer Wreckfest on maxed out graphical settings, with performance remaining silky smooth. We didn’t observe any serious thermal build-up or throttling over the space of a 20-minute gaming session, either.

Another performance point we should note is the inclusion of iQoo’s V2 chip, which apparently inserts frames to keep gameplay nice and smooth, even when the game itself doesn’t support higher frame rates of 90 or 120fps (as most games don’t). All in all, the iQoo 11’s level of performance is extremely impressive.

  • Performance score: 5 / 5

iQoo 11 review: battery

The bottom edge of an iQoo 11

(Image credit: TechRadar)
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Comfortable all-day battery life, even with heavy usage
  • Rapid 120W wired charging but no wireless

The iQoo 11 has been fitted out with a 5,000mAh battery. That’s not an uncommon sight in an Android flagship, but it’s reassuring nonetheless, especially when combined with that efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.

We were able to get through a full 15-hour day of heavy usage (just shy of 6 hours of screen-on time) with the screen set to QHD and 144Hz, and the iQoo 11 still had around 30% left in the tank.

On days with more moderate usage, it wasn’t uncommon to be left with around half a tank left. That’s a very solid showing.

Charging is also extremely rapid, with a 120W charging brick bundled in. We found that a 15-minute charge would get the phone from empty to 74%, while it hit 100% in around 25 minutes.

The only real disappointment here is that the iQoo 11 doesn’t support wireless charging. This isn’t a given at less-than-flagship prices, of course, but the Pixel 7 and Nothing Phone 1 show that such an inclusion isn’t outside the realms of possibility.

  • Battery score: 4 / 5

Should you buy the iQoo 11?

Buy it if...

You want top power for a reasonable price
The iQoo 11 packs the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and it knows what to do with it, while undercutting many rivals in terms of price.

You want an outstanding display for less
The iQoo 11 uses the latest Samsung E6 AMOLED panel - it’s big, bright, sharp, and at 144Hz it’s also unusually fluid.

You don’t mind importing
The iQoo 11 isn’t coming to western markets, so you’ll need to be comfortable with importing if you want to buy it.

Don't buy it if...

You highly value the camera
The iQoo 11’s main camera isn’t bad by any means, but nor is it the best you can get for the money, and it struggles with indoor lighting.

You like a clean or stock Android experience
The Funtouch 13 overlay here is far from unusable, but it is busy, buggy, and bloated. It's one of the very weakest points of the iQoo 11.

You want high-end extras
Water resistance and wireless charging are fairly standard high-end smartphone features, yet neither are present here.

iQoo 11: Also consider

The iQoo 11 isn't the easiest phone to get hold of in most regions, so for alternatives, consider the following options.

Google Pixel 7

Available for about the same price – and in more markets – the Pixel 7 might not have the impressive performance and display specs of the iQoo 11, but it’s an altogether classier phone with a superior main camera.

OnePlus 10T

Also similarly priced, the OnePlus 10T lacks the cutting edge specs of the iQoo 11, but isn’t lacking in the performance or display stakes. It’s also available in more markets, features cleaner software, and charges even faster.

Nubia Red Magic 7

If it’s a pure-bred gaming phone you’re after for this sort of money, then the Nubia Red Magic 7 goes above and beyond what the iQoo 11 has to offer. While its processor isn’t quite as impressive, its thermal system is even more extensive and its display is even more fluid, while dedicated physical controls will further enhance your gaming performance.

First reviewed: April 2023

Apple Developer Program access no longer requires $99 subscription
2:34 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

In an interesting turn of events, Apple no longer requires a $99 yearly subscription to test out its latest developer betas meaning anyone can sign up and download the latest version of Apple software completely free of charge. This includes the developer betas for iOS 17, iPadOS 17 as well as macOS Sonoma and watchOS 10. Those of you who want to test out the new software(s) can simply sign up for the Apple Developer Program with your Apple ID. After that users be able to enroll and download developer betas without waiting for the public beta launches. Apple Developer Program tiers...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 rumored specs point to larger cover display, new chipset and little else
1:42 pm |

Author: admin | Category: Mobile phones news | Comments: Off

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra set the new benchmark for cover displays on flip foldables – its 3.6” 1,056 x 1,066px display (413ppi) is about as large as possible, it even has punch holes for the rear cameras. The consensus in the rumor mill is that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 will not be able to match it. Current info suggests that the new Flip will have a 3.4” 720 x 748p (304ppi) display that stops short of the cameras and goes around them with a shallow notch as can be seen in early 3D renders. Galaxy Z Flip4 (left) • Galaxy Z Flip5 (right, speculative render) Yogesh Brar posted a...

Next Page »