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8 Best Xiaomi Products in 2020- From Phones to Useful Household Items

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Have you heard of the company, Xiaomi? If so, you’re probably thinking of a company that sells only phones. But, like other companies in China, it doesn’t only specialize in creating new-age smartphones; they also offer other products as well.

This article will be focused on the best Xiaomi products that you can buy in 2020. I will be talking about not just phones but also any other notable products that the company sells as well.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get started.

1.Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G

Just like every other phone manufacturer out there, Xiaomi also provides you with some of the best smartphones in the market and its latest offering is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G.

Aside from the fact that it is a 5G-enabled device, it also has a lot of things that you will surely love.

It has top of the line specs in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, an amazing 108-megapixel camera at the back, and 50-W fast charging capabilities.

Considered by pundits as one of the best smartphones in 2020, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G is definitely one that you would consider getting this year.

Do keep in mind that although there is a lot to love about the said phone, our readers from the U.S. might have a hard time getting their hands on this device mainly because it is not available locally.

You can, however, buy it online but do remember that you will incur additional fees just to get one.

2.Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle

Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle

Xiaomi not only creates amazing phones but they also dabble into ordinary household items as well.

The Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle definitely deserves a spot on this list, mainly because it is quite a convenient kettle that can be controlled using your Android device.

There are two versions of the Smart Kettle- one with the regular design and one that comes with a Thermostat.

It comes with an all-white aesthetic that is reminiscent of the brand, has a 1.5-liter capacity, 220v power, and a 12-hour thermostat that can be adjusted using the Xiaomi Mi Home app.

At just $40, you get a smart kettle that gives you the perfect tea or cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

3.Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector

Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector

Getting a smartTV may not be enough for a total cinematic experience. That is why I would recommend that you get a short-throw projector instead.

The Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw laser projector is one of the company’s more expensive products, but it certainly has features that warrant its high price tag.

For one, it can support Full HD content without a problem, has an outstanding 3000:1 contrast ratio and its laser is able to output 5000 lumens of brightness which is pretty respectable.

Since this is a short-throw projector, you only need to position this a few centimeters away and it will be able to project a 150-inch display on the wall or a dedicated screen.

The product also has a 25,000-hour lifespan, so with moderate use, you can definitely enjoy much bigger content in the comfort of your own home for a couple of years.

Because there is a lot to love about this product, it is one of the costliest products in Xiaomi’s portfolio. At $1,999, the price is definitely up there, but it is really something worth considering if you are thinking about putting up your own home theater system.

4.Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone

Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone

When it comes to drones, people usually look at the DJI Phantom as their de-facto choice for such a thing. However, its high price tag is definitely something to consider and unfortunately, not a lot of people are able to afford it.

Wouldn’t it be great if you have some of the best features of the said product but are sold at a much lower price? Well, there is actually one such product in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone.

Its hallmark feature is that it gives you the ability to record 4K videos at 30 fps. It has that familiar Xiaomi aesthetic as the product is only available in white.

If you are using a drone to capture some footage, it is imperative that its flight controls are up to spec. Fortunately, you need not worry about it with this 4K drone.

It has a simple Tapfly button that takes out the guesswork for you and everything can be controlled either by using its included remote or your smartphone.

Its battery life is rated to last up to 27 minutes which is still a pretty good value, considering that you are taking 4K resolution videos.

If you are okay with recording videos only at Full HD quality, you can buy one for $360.

However, if you want the best of the best, the Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone costs $460.

5.Xiaomi Black Shark 3

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

The Xiaomi Black Shark line is the company’s foray into the gaming phone industry. Now on its 3rd iteration, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 is certainly a gaming phone that you’d want to consider getting in this day and age.

Aside from its flagship chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865), it also comes in either 8GB or 12GB versions. It is 5G compatible and has a hefty storage capacity of 128GB or 256GB (though it is not expandable).

As is customary with gaming phones on the market, the Xiaomi Blackshark 3  also has a high-refresh-rate display at 90Hz. Its 6.67-inch AMOLED display ensures that you have ample screen real estate whenever you are playing your favorite games.

Although its camera array doesn’t offer something to write about, you get 3 cameras on the back and a respectable selfie camera on the front.

You also get a couple of accessories that will help improve your gaming experience while using the phone as well.

First, you get a detachable controller that has a D-pad and directional stick on the left side and a couple of buttons on the right. There are also some shoulder buttons that you can remap using your in-game controls.

Another attachment is a fan that can help cool down the device considerably, especially when you are playing graphically-intensive games.

While the phone is definitely on the chunkier side, you will not notice it when you are gaming.

With top of the line specs and some accessories that can improve your gaming experience, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 is something worth considering if you are buying a smartphone dedicated to playing games.

6.Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2

Using a vacuum cleaner to clean your house can be a drag sometimes, especially if you are tired from work. However, you need not do the cleaning by yourself and you have the technology to thank for that!

Xiaomi is one of the best companies in terms of household equipment and the Mi Roborock S50 (otherwise known as the Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner Version 2) should definitely warrant a purchase.

You see, this oversized hockey-puck vacuum cleaner does all the work for you. It comes with handy lasers that can help navigate itself so that it won’t bump into your other household items.

The said vacuum cleaner can be controlled using the Mi Home App and it is self-charging, which means that you just have to turn off the device until it is ready to clean your home again.

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2 is currently priced at $367.

7.Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Who says that you should be spending quite a lot of money on getting the best gaming laptops out there? Xiaomi has made it clear that even affordable laptops can turn into capable gaming machines.

The Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019 edition has some pretty respectable specs for its price. It’s got an Intel Core i9-9750H CPU, an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 Mobile GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD (you can also add two more if you need to), and everything just weighs 5.73 pounds.

This 15.6-inch laptop comes with a pretty good and blazing fast display. Its color performance got 92% in the Color Space test and it is also capable of going up to 144hz as well for those fast-paced games.

Usually, with gaming laptops, you get a pretty hot device whenever you are playing games that can tax the entire system. The Mi Gaming laptop is different because it stays relatively cool at only 67C at full load and its fan noise doesn’t exceed 45 dBA. That is pretty astounding, considering that other laptops in its class are much louder than that.

The keyboard is full RGB illuminated and it is pretty good to type on. Its touchpad could be improved but for the most part, it is okay.

With all of those things being said, the Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop (2019) is priced only at $1500. With its specs, the company could easily price it at $2,000 but they didn’t and that is why this product deserves praise and recognition in this article.

8.Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro

Because we rely on our mobile devices, it is important that it gets a lot of juice to last a whole day. While most of the flagship phones certainly do not have an issue when it comes to battery life, old phones do.

So, if you are going to rely on your phone for a lot of things, you will need a trusty power bank that will give your devices extra juice when you’re on the go.

The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro is a 10,000 mAh battery that is capable of charging up to 3 devices. It has a 2-in1 Micro-USB and USB Type-C connectors so that every mobile phone or tablet will be supported.

Because it is rated with 18-watts of power, it should top-up any device within an hour or two. Best of all, such an amazing power bank is quite affordable since you can get one for a low price of just $30 apiece!

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It seems that President Trump’s ban on Chinese tech giants are in full swing after one of the most powerful men in the world issued bans on popular Chinese-owned apps: TikTok and WeChat.

TikTok is a popular platform that allows people to record and upload user-generated content, which is essentially a means of uploading viral content over the internet.

WeChat is a chat platform that also includes a payment portal and a news corner. It is a more robust application that could potentially be a problem when it comes to your data and privacy in general, at least, that’s what Trump thinks.

The Ban

Tiktok Ban

In a previous post, President Trump has given ByteDance, the company that created TikTok, about 45 days for them to reach an agreement with Microsoft. If a deal doesn’t push through, the application will no longer be allowed to operate in the U.S. Apparently, there is a new deal that was made and the stakeholder is a different company now.

Oracle has won the bidding war so instead of Microsoft making a deal with the Chinese-based company, it is now Oracle that will take the helm. The company was supposed to oversee the deal but apparently, it couldn’t reach an accord with ByteDance, which prompted Trump to remind the Chinese company that it only had until November 12 to operate.

In what appears to be an insult to ByteDance, Trump also added that its popular application will no longer be available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store starting Sunday, September 20.

On a similar note, WeChat also suffers the same fate as the president of the United States have also issued an order for the US-owned mobile operating system giants to remove the said application in their respective app stores.

At the time of writing, both Apple and Google haven’t issued any statements but they did mention in the past that they are going to abide by the laws of the country.

President Trump, on Friday, has issued an ultimatum where the popular Chinese export will no longer be able to operate within U.S. soil if it cannot reach a deal with Oracle.

ByteDance representatives, as well as the Chinese government, were adamant against the decision stating that ByteDance was not given a chance of due process. The Chinese government is mulling over the possibility of doing the same with US-owned companies, so we could see some ramifications of this particular threat made by Trump.

Apparently, the ban on both WeChat and TikTok spawned over fears that the Chinese-owned apps are getting private data from its consumers.

There is some truth to this in the sense that TikTok wants to gain access to a lot of permissions that have no integral bearing on the app’s features, which is kind of fishy when you really think about it.

But, in a statement that was released by ByteDance, the only information that was extracted from users is data that the users are willing to share and nothing else. This is also stipulated in the terms and conditions and if users agreed to this, then the app developer has the right to the data.

Some Hope

ByteDance is probably happy by the fact that it has received quite a number of downloads on Saturday, the supposed last day that American citizens can download the application.

True enough, in a statement that was released by the said company, it had received an 800% surge in users over the weekend- something that was unprecedented in recent times.

Just a reminder, you can still use TikTok on your mobile device until November 12 (or longer, depending on whether or not Oracle and ByteDance will reach an agreement).

An update on the deal: Trump’s administration wants Walmart to join the agreement, which would mean that both Oracle and Walmart will be major stakeholders of ByteDance.

It is also worth noting that both of the US-based companies will only own about 20% of the entire share of the company. That means that ByteDance will still own the vast majority of TikTok and other future applications that are going to be developed.

The move is just to ensure that the Chinese-based company will not overstep its boundaries, especially when it comes to national security.

What About WeChat?

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It still remains to be seen whether or not WeChat will be permanently banned in the U.S. or not, but American users will no longer be able to use the said application until further notice.

Judge Laurel Beeler, one of the judges that handled the case, said that the ban has created a lot of serious questions about the First Amendment rights of some Chinese-Americans.

Apparently, WeChat is the only chat application that is allowed to operate within Chinese soil, so banning this application in the U.S. would mean that some Chinese people who are not fluent in English, will have a hard time communicating with their relatives in China.

I think it is precisely because of this reason why Trump and his administration wants to ban WeChat. It apparently has the means of communicating some sensitive data from American citizens that could potentially be used and be weaponized by the Chinese government. Although these claims could potentially be true, there is no tangible evidence to suggest that this is indeed the case.

While TikTok could still be used by Americans until Walmart and Oracle are able to reach a deal, the same cannot be said for WeChat.

The good thing is that there tons of other messaging apps that American citizens can use, but this will certainly not bode well for the Chinese-American community.

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Xiaomi Poco X3 Review- An Appealing Budget Smartphone with a 120Hz Display

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Because schools and offices are employing study and work from home schemes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, getting a smartphone is quite appealing in this day and age. That is because such portable devices are handy and you can conduct video conferences, as well as communicate with other people from across the world.

That being said, if you have only a limited budget, then I highly recommend that you look at the Xiaomi Poco X3. I am going to be reviewing it today, so sit tight and read through the rest of this content piece.

Design

Before I begin, I just want to say that there are two versions of this phone. You might find that there is one that is called ‘Poco X3 NFC’ and the other version doesn’t have the ‘NFC’ in its moniker. This implies that one doesn’t come with the said technology, so if you are going to buy this device, make sure that you are getting the right version.

That being said, we used to think that budget smartphones do not look classy, but you have to change that mindset because phone manufacturers like Xiaomi make incredible-looking phones for a cheaper price.

The Poco X3 might have a polycarbonate body but it certainly doesn’t look or feel cheap. In fact, once you get a hold of the device, you will instantly find that it can take a beating while still having that elegant look.

At the back, you will find the ‘Poco’ branding situated a little bit near the charging port while at the top, you will find its quad-camera array. Do keep in mind that there is a noticeable camera bump, so using this flat on a desk will mean that the phone will move on every press of the display.

Since this is a budget smartphone, you will find a two sim-card tray, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. You will also find a fingerprint sensor which is added to the power button itself. In my testing, it is somewhat accurate, albeit it is not as fast as flagship devices.

You also get dual speakers that are placed at the top and the bottom of the device and I have to say that they are pretty loud. Its support for aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC codecs make it also an enticing choice if you are going to use Bluetooth speakers.

Lastly, the Poco X3 has an IP53 rating which means that it can handle dust and a couple of splashes. Just do not submerge this device or go out there in the pouring rain.

Display

Xiaomi Poco X3 Review 2020

What’s interesting about the Poco X3 is that it has a 120Hz display. Here, you will get a 6.67-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. You will also love the fact that it can support HDR10 as well, though keep in mind that this is still using an IPS panel, so its contrast is not as good as those phones with OLED displays.

Still, I find the colors to be quite punchy and vibrant, and the brightness caps at 450 nits which is quite impressive for an affordable smartphone.

Xiaomi has done a good job of making sure that the phone’s fast display won’t eat through the battery like butter by enabling a variable refresh rate. This means that if the situation doesn’t call for a fast display, the screens’ refresh rate will dial back down a little bit to save on battery. Of course, you can set it to full 120Hz all of the time, though you have to be carrying its charger with you at all times.

All in all, I am quite impressed by the Poco X3’s display. Even if it is just an IPS screen, it looks really nice and its peak brightness ensures that you can use the phone even in direct sunlight.

Camera

Normally, I do not take too much time on a budget smartphone’s camera array simply because most companies overlook this aspect anyway and would just put in some cameras and be done with it. But, the Poco X3 is different.

You see, aside from the fact that this device has four cameras at the back, they are quite respectable in terms of performance.

You get a 64-megapixel wide-angle main shooter that produces vibrant shots and perfect dynamic range. Its 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera is okay, though its performance is not on par with other ultra-wide sensors in mid-range phones.

The last two cameras are macro and depth lenses which perform admirably well, especially if you decide to use the device’s specific camera features.

You can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second but when you go for this resolution, you will not have any image stabilization at all and it would be fitting if you use a gimbal for stabilization.

If you are recording videos at HD or Full HD, then you will find that the cameras do a pretty good job in terms of performance and quality.

The 20-megapixel selfie camera is no slouch either. It can take high-quality photos of yourself or a group and its quality shines when you are using video-conferencing apps.

All in all, I am happy with the Poco X3’s cameras. The only thing that I do not like about them is that they create a bit of a bulge which is noticeable if you put the device on a desk.

Specs and Performance

Xiaomi Poco X3

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB, expandable via MicroSD
  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD, 2400 x 1080 resolution, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate, HDR10, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera: 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 main sensor (f/1.89), 13-megapixel ultra-wide (f/2.2, 119-degrees field of view), 2-megapixel macro (f/2.4), 2-megapixel depth (f/2.4); 20-megapixel (f/2.2) selfie camera
  • SIM: Dual Sim or 1 SIM + microSD card
  • Connectivity: WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm port
  • Battery: 5,160 mAh, 33-Watt Charger
  • Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 215 grams
  • Colors: Shadow Gray, Cobalt Blue

The Poco X3’s performance is on par with the Google Pixel 4a and other phones that come with the Snapdragon 732G chipset.

For those of you who do not know, the Snapdragon 732G chipset is on the lower end of mid-range chipsets. It is not bad by any means but it certainly doesn’t come close to the 765G (which is found in phones such as the OnePlus Nord). 

You can still expect relatively good performance across the board, but you will find that the phone struggles to handle graphically demanding games. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

Software

The Xiaomi Poco X3 is packed with the company’s MIUI 12 operating system which is just a skin of Android 10 with Xiaomi’s spin on the said OS. It is pretty polished, though it will take some time for you to understand its features.

Now, when you are getting a budget product, you can expect some corners to be cut somewhere, right? While that is not evident in the design, it is definitely evident when it comes to the software.

You see, for Xiaomi to get some profits when selling affordable phones, they have to do something to make that a reality and in the Poco X3, it is by way of in-OS ads.

The ads aren’t there in plain sight, but it will be shown to you whenever you install something from the Google Play Store, as well as in some areas of the phone’s settings.

They are not intrusive by any means, but some people might find it annoying that you will see ads on a phone that you’ve paid for.

To be honest, this isn’t a huge deal considering that you are getting a pretty good smartphone at an affordable price. But if you are not okay with this (especially since there are some concerns about privacy), then you might want to find something else.

Battery

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

This device is a survivor as it can last a comfortable two days before needing a charge. The Poco X3 comes with a hefty 5,160 mAh battery with a 33-watt charger in the box.

Even if you play all day or watch content online to your heart’s content, this device can handle them without any issue.

I have to really tax this device for the battery to run out in a single day, which means that if you only use this thing moderately, you could be seeing a 2-3-day battery life.

Charging the Poco X3 is also not a problem at all. Its included 33-watt charger ensures that the device gets its battery from 0-100 in just under 2 hours.

Sadly, there is no support for wireless charging, but that is to be expected given that this is a budget device.

Verdict

If you are looking for a great budget phone, the Xiaomi Poco X3 is definitely one of them. It has a fast 120Hz display, good brightness levels, great battery life, and overall good build quality.

You might have an issue with the ads that are found in some parts of the operating system, but to me, they are not obtrusive at all.

If you are interested in getting the Xiaomi Poco X3, you can get the NFC version for just $250 for the 6GB/128GB version.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review- The First 120Hz Tablet in the Market

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Samsung is a well-known smartphone manufacturer but the company is also known to develop tablets even though they are not as popular as they were before.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus was recently released and if you want to know how it performs, do read through the rest of the article to find out.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is a premium tablet and as such, you can expect premium looks and better overall build quality compared to other tablets in the market.

True enough, this tablet has an aluminum chassis that still maintains a relatively lightweight form factor at just 575 grams.

You can find the sides are made of high-quality metal and it is also a pleasure to look at as well. The Mystic Black variant of the tablet looks really nice, though you also have two other color options if you’re not a fan of the aesthetic.

The charging port is located at the bottom and as expected with modern mobile devices, there will be no headphone jacks on this one. You could use the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus if you want as this thing supports Bluetooth 5.1 for impressive connectivity.

At the back, you will find its camera and a magnetic strip that allows you to place the included S-pen on it. This also serves as the charging port, though you have to orientate the pen to point towards the camera to initiate the charging procedure.

While I am not a fan of the magnetic strip on the back, you could stick the S-Pen on the side if you want and I like it more than the former.

Do not worry because if you are not comfortable with the S-Pen’s original placement, you can buy a folio keyboard cover that houses the included accessory nicely so you won’t lose it.

Speaking of accessories, the Folio keyboard cover is pretty nice and you have a choice of colors to choose from.

The keyboard itself is responsive, though it is not as responsive as the keyboard attachment in Microsoft Surface devices.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review 2020

Before I say anything about the display, do keep in mind that there are two versions of this tablet. You have the base model Galaxy Tab S7 and the one I am talking about in this article is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus which is the bigger one.

It is important to make the distinction early on because the base model actually has a different display panel than the plus version.

The bigger variant comes with a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display while the base version only comes with an 11-inch LCD panel. If you ask me, the AMOLED panel looks really crisp and stunning.

For the resolution, this thing supports 2800 x 1752 and what’s interesting is that Samsung has finally cracked the code when it comes to high refresh rate display as well.

You see, the rich and vibrant panel can also operate smoothly because it can also support the 120Hz refresh rate as well. And the best part? You can utilize its native resolution while also having the smoother refresh rate enabled as well and that’s really impressive!

You do not have to worry too much about battery life, though, because the screen has a variable refresh rate which means that the panel downclocks itself if there is no need for that boost in refresh rate. I am just happy that Samsung has finally cracked the code!

Using the S-Pen on the tablet itself is pretty smooth and accurate, though I am just a bit disappointed by the fact that it doesn’t have good palm detection compared to the iPad Pro. Artists and creatives should definitely be wary about the placement of their hands when they are drawing something on the screen.

Software

It is important that we tackle the software of this device. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus comes with Android 10 with the company’s own One UI overlay on top.

While I am okay with the user interface, most app developers usually only focus on how their apps look on smartphones as tablets have become less popular every year.

That being said, there are some applications that might not utilize the entire screen real estate (especially considering that this device has an aspect ratio of 16:10).

There is a workaround and that is the company’s DeX. Samsung DeX, to put it simply, turns your tablet into a desktop computer wherein the interface is akin to a Windows-based machine.

Once enabled, you can resize the apps’ windows so that you can do true multitasking (something that is still not possible with the iPad Pro).

You can use a wireless mouse and have it connected via Bluetooth to truly simulate the experience of using a desktop computer.

There is just one catch- the apps should not be used in full screen because, as I’ve said, the app’s UI does not fully utilize the entire screen.

I hope that app developers will provide more support for bigger devices or tablets in general in the near future.

Specs and Performance

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 6GB or 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB, microSD card support up to 1TB
  • Display: 12.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2800 x 1752 resolution, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Operating System: Android 10, One UI
  • Cameras: 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel ultra-wide; 8-megapixel selfie
  • Battery: 10,090 mAh
  • Weight: 575 grams

For you to truly multitask on a mobile device, it should be equipped with a processor that can handle multiple workloads. I am just happy that Samsung finally went with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset on all of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus devices, which means that our folks in Europe and Asia will finally be able to get a hold of a Snapdragon-enabled device.

Although its performance is a bit slower than the Ipad Pro, it certainly has enough horsepower to handle any applications you can throw at it.

Samsung also promises 3-year software support on the Tab S7 Plus which means that you not only get Android 11 sometime soon, but the device will also support versions 12 and 13 as well.

I don’t feel the need to talk about the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus because they are mediocre at best and they are nothing out of the ordinary, so I’ve skipped that part altogether.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus S-Pen

A huge device with powerful specs definitely needs to have a beefy battery and the 10,090 mAh battery on this thing certainly delivers.

With moderate use, you can have this device powered up for more than two days and that is truly impressive given that most other devices cannot last this long.

There is also a 45-watt charger included in the box which should top up this device in less than 2 hours from 0%.

It is just a bit sad that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus doesn’t support wireless charging, though it is not really a huge deal for some users.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, I should say, is the best Android tablet on the market in 2020. It has a huge and vibrant screen, has a beefy battery, has powerful components, and its build quality is truly premium.

Its S-Pen is relatively accurate and it would have been nice if the magnetic charging strip at the back has more powerful magnets, but it is still good nevertheless.

Although this tablet has two cameras at the back and a selfie camera, there is really nothing special about them at all. They are there if you need them, though it would be best if you use something like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra instead.

There is a 5G variant that is going to be released in a month’s time and it will cost you more.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus costs $849 for the 6GB/128GB version and $999 for the 8GB/256GB version. There is still no word about the 5G variant’s pricing at the time of writing this article.

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8 Best Xiaomi Products in 2020- From Phones to Useful Household Items

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Have you heard of the company, Xiaomi? If so, you’re probably thinking of a company that sells only phones. But, like other companies in China, it doesn’t only specialize in creating new-age smartphones; they also offer other products as well.

This article will be focused on the best Xiaomi products that you can buy in 2020. I will be talking about not just phones but also any other notable products that the company sells as well.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get started.

1.Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G

Just like every other phone manufacturer out there, Xiaomi also provides you with some of the best smartphones in the market and its latest offering is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G.

Aside from the fact that it is a 5G-enabled device, it also has a lot of things that you will surely love.

It has top of the line specs in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, an amazing 108-megapixel camera at the back, and 50-W fast charging capabilities.

Considered by pundits as one of the best smartphones in 2020, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G is definitely one that you would consider getting this year.

Do keep in mind that although there is a lot to love about the said phone, our readers from the U.S. might have a hard time getting their hands on this device mainly because it is not available locally.

You can, however, buy it online but do remember that you will incur additional fees just to get one.

2.Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle

Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle

Xiaomi not only creates amazing phones but they also dabble into ordinary household items as well.

The Xiaomi Mi Electric Smart Kettle definitely deserves a spot on this list, mainly because it is quite a convenient kettle that can be controlled using your Android device.

There are two versions of the Smart Kettle- one with the regular design and one that comes with a Thermostat.

It comes with an all-white aesthetic that is reminiscent of the brand, has a 1.5-liter capacity, 220v power, and a 12-hour thermostat that can be adjusted using the Xiaomi Mi Home app.

At just $40, you get a smart kettle that gives you the perfect tea or cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

3.Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector

Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector

Getting a smartTV may not be enough for a total cinematic experience. That is why I would recommend that you get a short-throw projector instead.

The Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short-Throw laser projector is one of the company’s more expensive products, but it certainly has features that warrant its high price tag.

For one, it can support Full HD content without a problem, has an outstanding 3000:1 contrast ratio and its laser is able to output 5000 lumens of brightness which is pretty respectable.

Since this is a short-throw projector, you only need to position this a few centimeters away and it will be able to project a 150-inch display on the wall or a dedicated screen.

The product also has a 25,000-hour lifespan, so with moderate use, you can definitely enjoy much bigger content in the comfort of your own home for a couple of years.

Because there is a lot to love about this product, it is one of the costliest products in Xiaomi’s portfolio. At $1,999, the price is definitely up there, but it is really something worth considering if you are thinking about putting up your own home theater system.

4.Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone

Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone

When it comes to drones, people usually look at the DJI Phantom as their de-facto choice for such a thing. However, its high price tag is definitely something to consider and unfortunately, not a lot of people are able to afford it.

Wouldn’t it be great if you have some of the best features of the said product but are sold at a much lower price? Well, there is actually one such product in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone.

Its hallmark feature is that it gives you the ability to record 4K videos at 30 fps. It has that familiar Xiaomi aesthetic as the product is only available in white.

If you are using a drone to capture some footage, it is imperative that its flight controls are up to spec. Fortunately, you need not worry about it with this 4K drone.

It has a simple Tapfly button that takes out the guesswork for you and everything can be controlled either by using its included remote or your smartphone.

Its battery life is rated to last up to 27 minutes which is still a pretty good value, considering that you are taking 4K resolution videos.

If you are okay with recording videos only at Full HD quality, you can buy one for $360.

However, if you want the best of the best, the Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone costs $460.

5.Xiaomi Black Shark 3

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

The Xiaomi Black Shark line is the company’s foray into the gaming phone industry. Now on its 3rd iteration, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 is certainly a gaming phone that you’d want to consider getting in this day and age.

Aside from its flagship chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865), it also comes in either 8GB or 12GB versions. It is 5G compatible and has a hefty storage capacity of 128GB or 256GB (though it is not expandable).

As is customary with gaming phones on the market, the Xiaomi Blackshark 3  also has a high-refresh-rate display at 90Hz. Its 6.67-inch AMOLED display ensures that you have ample screen real estate whenever you are playing your favorite games.

Although its camera array doesn’t offer something to write about, you get 3 cameras on the back and a respectable selfie camera on the front.

You also get a couple of accessories that will help improve your gaming experience while using the phone as well.

First, you get a detachable controller that has a D-pad and directional stick on the left side and a couple of buttons on the right. There are also some shoulder buttons that you can remap using your in-game controls.

Another attachment is a fan that can help cool down the device considerably, especially when you are playing graphically-intensive games.

While the phone is definitely on the chunkier side, you will not notice it when you are gaming.

With top of the line specs and some accessories that can improve your gaming experience, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 is something worth considering if you are buying a smartphone dedicated to playing games.

6.Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2

Using a vacuum cleaner to clean your house can be a drag sometimes, especially if you are tired from work. However, you need not do the cleaning by yourself and you have the technology to thank for that!

Xiaomi is one of the best companies in terms of household equipment and the Mi Roborock S50 (otherwise known as the Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner Version 2) should definitely warrant a purchase.

You see, this oversized hockey-puck vacuum cleaner does all the work for you. It comes with handy lasers that can help navigate itself so that it won’t bump into your other household items.

The said vacuum cleaner can be controlled using the Mi Home App and it is self-charging, which means that you just have to turn off the device until it is ready to clean your home again.

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner V2 is currently priced at $367.

7.Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Who says that you should be spending quite a lot of money on getting the best gaming laptops out there? Xiaomi has made it clear that even affordable laptops can turn into capable gaming machines.

The Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop 2019 edition has some pretty respectable specs for its price. It’s got an Intel Core i9-9750H CPU, an Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 Mobile GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD (you can also add two more if you need to), and everything just weighs 5.73 pounds.

This 15.6-inch laptop comes with a pretty good and blazing fast display. Its color performance got 92% in the Color Space test and it is also capable of going up to 144hz as well for those fast-paced games.

Usually, with gaming laptops, you get a pretty hot device whenever you are playing games that can tax the entire system. The Mi Gaming laptop is different because it stays relatively cool at only 67C at full load and its fan noise doesn’t exceed 45 dBA. That is pretty astounding, considering that other laptops in its class are much louder than that.

The keyboard is full RGB illuminated and it is pretty good to type on. Its touchpad could be improved but for the most part, it is okay.

With all of those things being said, the Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop (2019) is priced only at $1500. With its specs, the company could easily price it at $2,000 but they didn’t and that is why this product deserves praise and recognition in this article.

8.Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro

Because we rely on our mobile devices, it is important that it gets a lot of juice to last a whole day. While most of the flagship phones certainly do not have an issue when it comes to battery life, old phones do.

So, if you are going to rely on your phone for a lot of things, you will need a trusty power bank that will give your devices extra juice when you’re on the go.

The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank Pro is a 10,000 mAh battery that is capable of charging up to 3 devices. It has a 2-in1 Micro-USB and USB Type-C connectors so that every mobile phone or tablet will be supported.

Because it is rated with 18-watts of power, it should top-up any device within an hour or two. Best of all, such an amazing power bank is quite affordable since you can get one for a low price of just $30 apiece!

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TikTok and WeChat Bans- What We Know So Far

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It seems that President Trump’s ban on Chinese tech giants are in full swing after one of the most powerful men in the world issued bans on popular Chinese-owned apps: TikTok and WeChat.

TikTok is a popular platform that allows people to record and upload user-generated content, which is essentially a means of uploading viral content over the internet.

WeChat is a chat platform that also includes a payment portal and a news corner. It is a more robust application that could potentially be a problem when it comes to your data and privacy in general, at least, that’s what Trump thinks.

The Ban

Tiktok Ban

In a previous post, President Trump has given ByteDance, the company that created TikTok, about 45 days for them to reach an agreement with Microsoft. If a deal doesn’t push through, the application will no longer be allowed to operate in the U.S. Apparently, there is a new deal that was made and the stakeholder is a different company now.

Oracle has won the bidding war so instead of Microsoft making a deal with the Chinese-based company, it is now Oracle that will take the helm. The company was supposed to oversee the deal but apparently, it couldn’t reach an accord with ByteDance, which prompted Trump to remind the Chinese company that it only had until November 12 to operate.

In what appears to be an insult to ByteDance, Trump also added that its popular application will no longer be available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store starting Sunday, September 20.

On a similar note, WeChat also suffers the same fate as the president of the United States have also issued an order for the US-owned mobile operating system giants to remove the said application in their respective app stores.

At the time of writing, both Apple and Google haven’t issued any statements but they did mention in the past that they are going to abide by the laws of the country.

President Trump, on Friday, has issued an ultimatum where the popular Chinese export will no longer be able to operate within U.S. soil if it cannot reach a deal with Oracle.

ByteDance representatives, as well as the Chinese government, were adamant against the decision stating that ByteDance was not given a chance of due process. The Chinese government is mulling over the possibility of doing the same with US-owned companies, so we could see some ramifications of this particular threat made by Trump.

Apparently, the ban on both WeChat and TikTok spawned over fears that the Chinese-owned apps are getting private data from its consumers.

There is some truth to this in the sense that TikTok wants to gain access to a lot of permissions that have no integral bearing on the app’s features, which is kind of fishy when you really think about it.

But, in a statement that was released by ByteDance, the only information that was extracted from users is data that the users are willing to share and nothing else. This is also stipulated in the terms and conditions and if users agreed to this, then the app developer has the right to the data.

Some Hope

ByteDance is probably happy by the fact that it has received quite a number of downloads on Saturday, the supposed last day that American citizens can download the application.

True enough, in a statement that was released by the said company, it had received an 800% surge in users over the weekend- something that was unprecedented in recent times.

Just a reminder, you can still use TikTok on your mobile device until November 12 (or longer, depending on whether or not Oracle and ByteDance will reach an agreement).

An update on the deal: Trump’s administration wants Walmart to join the agreement, which would mean that both Oracle and Walmart will be major stakeholders of ByteDance.

It is also worth noting that both of the US-based companies will only own about 20% of the entire share of the company. That means that ByteDance will still own the vast majority of TikTok and other future applications that are going to be developed.

The move is just to ensure that the Chinese-based company will not overstep its boundaries, especially when it comes to national security.

What About WeChat?

WeChat Ban

It still remains to be seen whether or not WeChat will be permanently banned in the U.S. or not, but American users will no longer be able to use the said application until further notice.

Judge Laurel Beeler, one of the judges that handled the case, said that the ban has created a lot of serious questions about the First Amendment rights of some Chinese-Americans.

Apparently, WeChat is the only chat application that is allowed to operate within Chinese soil, so banning this application in the U.S. would mean that some Chinese people who are not fluent in English, will have a hard time communicating with their relatives in China.

I think it is precisely because of this reason why Trump and his administration wants to ban WeChat. It apparently has the means of communicating some sensitive data from American citizens that could potentially be used and be weaponized by the Chinese government. Although these claims could potentially be true, there is no tangible evidence to suggest that this is indeed the case.

While TikTok could still be used by Americans until Walmart and Oracle are able to reach a deal, the same cannot be said for WeChat.

The good thing is that there tons of other messaging apps that American citizens can use, but this will certainly not bode well for the Chinese-American community.

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Xiaomi Poco X3 Review- An Appealing Budget Smartphone with a 120Hz Display

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Because schools and offices are employing study and work from home schemes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, getting a smartphone is quite appealing in this day and age. That is because such portable devices are handy and you can conduct video conferences, as well as communicate with other people from across the world.

That being said, if you have only a limited budget, then I highly recommend that you look at the Xiaomi Poco X3. I am going to be reviewing it today, so sit tight and read through the rest of this content piece.

Design

Before I begin, I just want to say that there are two versions of this phone. You might find that there is one that is called ‘Poco X3 NFC’ and the other version doesn’t have the ‘NFC’ in its moniker. This implies that one doesn’t come with the said technology, so if you are going to buy this device, make sure that you are getting the right version.

That being said, we used to think that budget smartphones do not look classy, but you have to change that mindset because phone manufacturers like Xiaomi make incredible-looking phones for a cheaper price.

The Poco X3 might have a polycarbonate body but it certainly doesn’t look or feel cheap. In fact, once you get a hold of the device, you will instantly find that it can take a beating while still having that elegant look.

At the back, you will find the ‘Poco’ branding situated a little bit near the charging port while at the top, you will find its quad-camera array. Do keep in mind that there is a noticeable camera bump, so using this flat on a desk will mean that the phone will move on every press of the display.

Since this is a budget smartphone, you will find a two sim-card tray, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. You will also find a fingerprint sensor which is added to the power button itself. In my testing, it is somewhat accurate, albeit it is not as fast as flagship devices.

You also get dual speakers that are placed at the top and the bottom of the device and I have to say that they are pretty loud. Its support for aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC codecs make it also an enticing choice if you are going to use Bluetooth speakers.

Lastly, the Poco X3 has an IP53 rating which means that it can handle dust and a couple of splashes. Just do not submerge this device or go out there in the pouring rain.

Display

Xiaomi Poco X3 Review 2020

What’s interesting about the Poco X3 is that it has a 120Hz display. Here, you will get a 6.67-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. You will also love the fact that it can support HDR10 as well, though keep in mind that this is still using an IPS panel, so its contrast is not as good as those phones with OLED displays.

Still, I find the colors to be quite punchy and vibrant, and the brightness caps at 450 nits which is quite impressive for an affordable smartphone.

Xiaomi has done a good job of making sure that the phone’s fast display won’t eat through the battery like butter by enabling a variable refresh rate. This means that if the situation doesn’t call for a fast display, the screens’ refresh rate will dial back down a little bit to save on battery. Of course, you can set it to full 120Hz all of the time, though you have to be carrying its charger with you at all times.

All in all, I am quite impressed by the Poco X3’s display. Even if it is just an IPS screen, it looks really nice and its peak brightness ensures that you can use the phone even in direct sunlight.

Camera

Normally, I do not take too much time on a budget smartphone’s camera array simply because most companies overlook this aspect anyway and would just put in some cameras and be done with it. But, the Poco X3 is different.

You see, aside from the fact that this device has four cameras at the back, they are quite respectable in terms of performance.

You get a 64-megapixel wide-angle main shooter that produces vibrant shots and perfect dynamic range. Its 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera is okay, though its performance is not on par with other ultra-wide sensors in mid-range phones.

The last two cameras are macro and depth lenses which perform admirably well, especially if you decide to use the device’s specific camera features.

You can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second but when you go for this resolution, you will not have any image stabilization at all and it would be fitting if you use a gimbal for stabilization.

If you are recording videos at HD or Full HD, then you will find that the cameras do a pretty good job in terms of performance and quality.

The 20-megapixel selfie camera is no slouch either. It can take high-quality photos of yourself or a group and its quality shines when you are using video-conferencing apps.

All in all, I am happy with the Poco X3’s cameras. The only thing that I do not like about them is that they create a bit of a bulge which is noticeable if you put the device on a desk.

Specs and Performance

Xiaomi Poco X3

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB, expandable via MicroSD
  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD, 2400 x 1080 resolution, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate, HDR10, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera: 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 main sensor (f/1.89), 13-megapixel ultra-wide (f/2.2, 119-degrees field of view), 2-megapixel macro (f/2.4), 2-megapixel depth (f/2.4); 20-megapixel (f/2.2) selfie camera
  • SIM: Dual Sim or 1 SIM + microSD card
  • Connectivity: WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm port
  • Battery: 5,160 mAh, 33-Watt Charger
  • Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 215 grams
  • Colors: Shadow Gray, Cobalt Blue

The Poco X3’s performance is on par with the Google Pixel 4a and other phones that come with the Snapdragon 732G chipset.

For those of you who do not know, the Snapdragon 732G chipset is on the lower end of mid-range chipsets. It is not bad by any means but it certainly doesn’t come close to the 765G (which is found in phones such as the OnePlus Nord). 

You can still expect relatively good performance across the board, but you will find that the phone struggles to handle graphically demanding games. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

Software

The Xiaomi Poco X3 is packed with the company’s MIUI 12 operating system which is just a skin of Android 10 with Xiaomi’s spin on the said OS. It is pretty polished, though it will take some time for you to understand its features.

Now, when you are getting a budget product, you can expect some corners to be cut somewhere, right? While that is not evident in the design, it is definitely evident when it comes to the software.

You see, for Xiaomi to get some profits when selling affordable phones, they have to do something to make that a reality and in the Poco X3, it is by way of in-OS ads.

The ads aren’t there in plain sight, but it will be shown to you whenever you install something from the Google Play Store, as well as in some areas of the phone’s settings.

They are not intrusive by any means, but some people might find it annoying that you will see ads on a phone that you’ve paid for.

To be honest, this isn’t a huge deal considering that you are getting a pretty good smartphone at an affordable price. But if you are not okay with this (especially since there are some concerns about privacy), then you might want to find something else.

Battery

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

This device is a survivor as it can last a comfortable two days before needing a charge. The Poco X3 comes with a hefty 5,160 mAh battery with a 33-watt charger in the box.

Even if you play all day or watch content online to your heart’s content, this device can handle them without any issue.

I have to really tax this device for the battery to run out in a single day, which means that if you only use this thing moderately, you could be seeing a 2-3-day battery life.

Charging the Poco X3 is also not a problem at all. Its included 33-watt charger ensures that the device gets its battery from 0-100 in just under 2 hours.

Sadly, there is no support for wireless charging, but that is to be expected given that this is a budget device.

Verdict

If you are looking for a great budget phone, the Xiaomi Poco X3 is definitely one of them. It has a fast 120Hz display, good brightness levels, great battery life, and overall good build quality.

You might have an issue with the ads that are found in some parts of the operating system, but to me, they are not obtrusive at all.

If you are interested in getting the Xiaomi Poco X3, you can get the NFC version for just $250 for the 6GB/128GB version.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review- The First 120Hz Tablet in the Market

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Samsung is a well-known smartphone manufacturer but the company is also known to develop tablets even though they are not as popular as they were before.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus was recently released and if you want to know how it performs, do read through the rest of the article to find out.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is a premium tablet and as such, you can expect premium looks and better overall build quality compared to other tablets in the market.

True enough, this tablet has an aluminum chassis that still maintains a relatively lightweight form factor at just 575 grams.

You can find the sides are made of high-quality metal and it is also a pleasure to look at as well. The Mystic Black variant of the tablet looks really nice, though you also have two other color options if you’re not a fan of the aesthetic.

The charging port is located at the bottom and as expected with modern mobile devices, there will be no headphone jacks on this one. You could use the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus if you want as this thing supports Bluetooth 5.1 for impressive connectivity.

At the back, you will find its camera and a magnetic strip that allows you to place the included S-pen on it. This also serves as the charging port, though you have to orientate the pen to point towards the camera to initiate the charging procedure.

While I am not a fan of the magnetic strip on the back, you could stick the S-Pen on the side if you want and I like it more than the former.

Do not worry because if you are not comfortable with the S-Pen’s original placement, you can buy a folio keyboard cover that houses the included accessory nicely so you won’t lose it.

Speaking of accessories, the Folio keyboard cover is pretty nice and you have a choice of colors to choose from.

The keyboard itself is responsive, though it is not as responsive as the keyboard attachment in Microsoft Surface devices.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review 2020

Before I say anything about the display, do keep in mind that there are two versions of this tablet. You have the base model Galaxy Tab S7 and the one I am talking about in this article is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus which is the bigger one.

It is important to make the distinction early on because the base model actually has a different display panel than the plus version.

The bigger variant comes with a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display while the base version only comes with an 11-inch LCD panel. If you ask me, the AMOLED panel looks really crisp and stunning.

For the resolution, this thing supports 2800 x 1752 and what’s interesting is that Samsung has finally cracked the code when it comes to high refresh rate display as well.

You see, the rich and vibrant panel can also operate smoothly because it can also support the 120Hz refresh rate as well. And the best part? You can utilize its native resolution while also having the smoother refresh rate enabled as well and that’s really impressive!

You do not have to worry too much about battery life, though, because the screen has a variable refresh rate which means that the panel downclocks itself if there is no need for that boost in refresh rate. I am just happy that Samsung has finally cracked the code!

Using the S-Pen on the tablet itself is pretty smooth and accurate, though I am just a bit disappointed by the fact that it doesn’t have good palm detection compared to the iPad Pro. Artists and creatives should definitely be wary about the placement of their hands when they are drawing something on the screen.

Software

It is important that we tackle the software of this device. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus comes with Android 10 with the company’s own One UI overlay on top.

While I am okay with the user interface, most app developers usually only focus on how their apps look on smartphones as tablets have become less popular every year.

That being said, there are some applications that might not utilize the entire screen real estate (especially considering that this device has an aspect ratio of 16:10).

There is a workaround and that is the company’s DeX. Samsung DeX, to put it simply, turns your tablet into a desktop computer wherein the interface is akin to a Windows-based machine.

Once enabled, you can resize the apps’ windows so that you can do true multitasking (something that is still not possible with the iPad Pro).

You can use a wireless mouse and have it connected via Bluetooth to truly simulate the experience of using a desktop computer.

There is just one catch- the apps should not be used in full screen because, as I’ve said, the app’s UI does not fully utilize the entire screen.

I hope that app developers will provide more support for bigger devices or tablets in general in the near future.

Specs and Performance

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 6GB or 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB, microSD card support up to 1TB
  • Display: 12.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2800 x 1752 resolution, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Operating System: Android 10, One UI
  • Cameras: 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel ultra-wide; 8-megapixel selfie
  • Battery: 10,090 mAh
  • Weight: 575 grams

For you to truly multitask on a mobile device, it should be equipped with a processor that can handle multiple workloads. I am just happy that Samsung finally went with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset on all of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus devices, which means that our folks in Europe and Asia will finally be able to get a hold of a Snapdragon-enabled device.

Although its performance is a bit slower than the Ipad Pro, it certainly has enough horsepower to handle any applications you can throw at it.

Samsung also promises 3-year software support on the Tab S7 Plus which means that you not only get Android 11 sometime soon, but the device will also support versions 12 and 13 as well.

I don’t feel the need to talk about the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus because they are mediocre at best and they are nothing out of the ordinary, so I’ve skipped that part altogether.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus S-Pen

A huge device with powerful specs definitely needs to have a beefy battery and the 10,090 mAh battery on this thing certainly delivers.

With moderate use, you can have this device powered up for more than two days and that is truly impressive given that most other devices cannot last this long.

There is also a 45-watt charger included in the box which should top up this device in less than 2 hours from 0%.

It is just a bit sad that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus doesn’t support wireless charging, though it is not really a huge deal for some users.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, I should say, is the best Android tablet on the market in 2020. It has a huge and vibrant screen, has a beefy battery, has powerful components, and its build quality is truly premium.

Its S-Pen is relatively accurate and it would have been nice if the magnetic charging strip at the back has more powerful magnets, but it is still good nevertheless.

Although this tablet has two cameras at the back and a selfie camera, there is really nothing special about them at all. They are there if you need them, though it would be best if you use something like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra instead.

There is a 5G variant that is going to be released in a month’s time and it will cost you more.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus costs $849 for the 6GB/128GB version and $999 for the 8GB/256GB version. There is still no word about the 5G variant’s pricing at the time of writing this article.

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