Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi has released its first phone in India. Xiaomi made its name in the global scene from its home market, China. The company, initially making its own custom ROMs (MIUI) for Android devices, entered the highly competitive world of hardware with its Mi range of smartphones. After a few iterations, the company unveiled Mi3, Xiaomi’s latest flagship device, packing top end specifications, but at a very low price unmatched by the competition. This is all thanks to Xiaomi’s business model where it sells to its consumers directly, without the overhead of a distribution channel on the price. After hiring Android VP Hugo Barra, the company recently took its operations to other countries like Singapore and Malaysia, where it saw success, and is finally here in India, where its flagship Mi3 will go on sale the 15th of July, at a shockingly low price of Rs. 14,999. Even just by looking at the on-paper specifications, one can say it is already worth it. In fact, it could even be perceived as undervalued.
The design of the Xiaomi Mi3 is quite apparent if you are a fan of Nokia devices, but even if you aren’t, you’ll know, because it looks like a flatter Nokia N9 without a curved screen. This is easiest way to describe the Mi3′s design, but we think it’s not a bad thing at all. The flat ends of the top and bottom and the curved sides are elements from the Nokia Fabula design language, but without the pillow-y back. Even the speaker holes, which are laser drilled, mirror the N9 look, perhaps slightly more refined. But unlike the N9, with a flat front and back, the device doesn’t really look like a single piece, as the display sits on a slightly elevated frame. This adds a small amount of gloss to an otherwise minimalistic matte phone. The back is where you feel that this is a completely different device as the camera placement and the logo lend some differentiation. The Mi3 might look like the N9, but it has its own differentiation and better attention to detail, like for example, the perfectly machined USB slot.
The dimensions of this 5″ phone are very similar to many 5″ phones, especially the ones from Oppo and Sony, as the Mi3 too, is tall. At 144mm, the height of the phone will be a slight annoyance for people with smaller hands, but the 16:9 form factor makes the device narrow enough (73.6mm) for easy operation in a single hand, and the thickness helps too (8.1mm). The plastic material on the sides and the back is smooth, so it is obviously slippery to some extent. Adding to the slip factor is the easily smudged material that requires incessant cleaning sometimes. You might not need a case on the device, but we’d suggest you get one just in case. Weighing a light 145g, the weight distribution of the phone is linear and equal, so you would not want to worry about it toppling over. Let’s take a walkthrough of the hardware now.
The Mi3, as mentioned earlier, has a 5 inch full HD resolution screen of the IPS LCD type. It is closely bonded to the touchscreen, so it is geared to provide better contrast for a LCD with deeper blacks than usual, which is true. But since the UI is mostly white, we don’t see much of a difference anyway. That aside, the PPI count stands at 441 and interestingly, Xiaomi notes that this is a “retina” display manufactured either by Sharp or LG, which is very similar to what Apple says and does. In actual use, the display is great. It has great colours, good brightness with addition control through CABC (content adaptive brightness control) and the viewing angles are very good too. The touchscreen feedback is also notably good, which is possibly due to the coating on the screen.
Overall, the 16:9 display is great for watching movies, playing games and even reading, thanks to the resolution, and it will easily be the only device in its price range to sport such a great screen. The price factor makes the display so much better, we’d say. On the software side of things, the phone comes with a glove mode that can be enabled in the settings, for higher sensitivity and there is even a setting that lets you control the white balance of the screen, like LG devices.
The Xiaomi Mi3 comes with top end specifications, so the camera had to be at least 13 megapixels, which it is, with a f2.2 aperture lens over it. Flanked by a dual LED flash unit and a secondary microphone, the camera takes pleasing pictures in normal daylight conditions. Powered by the MIUI interface, the camera operation is easy enough for newbies but there are a lot of options for professionals and enthusiasts too, who want to tinker with the settings. For example, one can take a photograph with light trails thanks to the manual shutter speed control, and for the adventurous, there is even custom controls for white balance in K values and manual ISO upto 3200.
MI-3 has a quad core Qualcomm Snapdrogon 2.3 ghz proccessor with a adreno 330 GPU.It has a 3050mAh battery.MI-3 has 2 gigs of ram with 16 GB internal storage. The most plegurefull is that it has a full HD IPS Retina display which is not in phones which are double to its price. It will come with android 4.3 and has NFC.
I don’t think any thing is lift to sya. This is phone is the Game Changer and will be the grwat budget phone.The only drawback is service centers.
Fix – OnePlus 7T not charging
The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. However, some users suggested that they were facing charging issues on their OnePlus 7T. So we are going to have a look at how to fix OnePlus 7T not charging.
Solution – Fix OnePlus 7T not charging
Method 1 – Restarting your 7T
One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with OnePlus sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your 7T by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.
Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates on OnePlus 7t
As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.
Method 3 – Changing the Cable | OnePlus 7T not charging
OnePlus is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, OnePlus is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your OnePlus 7T not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the OnePlus cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.
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Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the OnePlus 7T
If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.
Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port
Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.
Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | OnePlus 7T not charging
If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of OnePlus 7T. Buy it and replace it on your 7T. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.
Were you able to fix your phone? Let us know in the comment section below 😀
How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8
The OnePlus 8 is no more an affordable flagship in 2020. It is though cheaper than the main flagships, it still costs a lot. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall display edges and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It comes with a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance despite costing notably less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets. Today we will show you the best way by which you can Screen record OnePlus 8. There are a couple of methods to Record Screen on OnePlus 8. One Uses OnePlus’s own screen recorder other uses an app. With Screen recording you can record gameplay eg recording PUBG, CNN, you can also record other videos you find on social media as well as you will be able to record stories of other people on WhatsApp/Facebook or Instagram. Having a way to Screen Record on your phone gives you a lot of opportunities to use it. Here are the methods by which you can Screen Record on OnePlus 8-
How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8
Method 1 – Using Oxygen OS’s screen recorder
- Open you quick settings from the notification bar
- You will find a pencil icon with which you can edit it
- Find the Screen Recorder option
- drag it to your Active Quick Settings box
- Press Back to Save the settings
- Not Press the Screen Recording Icon and you should be able to record your Screen on OnePlus 8.
Hopefully, Screen Record on OnePlus 8 should now be possible, if not follow the method 2 below-
Method 2 – Using 3rd Part App
- Click here to download the recommended app for your OnePlus 8. This is a screen recording app which is supported by your phone.
- Now after installing the app, you will get a screen like this.
- Click on the Small Circle which has appeared on your Left side of the screen. Now what you’ll get is this.
- Click on the Center circle with the camera icon.
- Now click on Start on your phone.
- The video should start recording.
- To stop the recording, Go to your navigation bar and click on Stop.
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View the video you just recorded – Screen Record on op 8
Go to the gallery.
- In Albums, Go to the folder named Collection.
- Now you can share your video from here itself.
How to edit your Video you just recorded – Screen Record on OnePlus 8
- Go to Playstore and download Quik by GoPro.
- Now just select your video and start editing it!
Fix Charging issues on Galaxy A50
Galaxy A50 is one of the best mid-rangers out there. With a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It comes with Android 9.0 out of the box though it can be upgraded to Android 10. Samsung always fits the phone with the best hardware available on smartphones. When we reviewed the A50, we termed it as the Best Samsung midranger you can get. Recently, our A50 was starting to get some troubles charging and today it completely stopped charging. When searched online we found that many other users were also facing the same issue. We were able to get a solution and today we will be sharing how to fix the Charging issues on Galaxy A50.
There is no simple solution that works for all. You would have to go through all the solutions to see which one works for you.
Method 1 – Restart the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50
Well, this might sound simple but the One UI of Samsung could have a couple of bugs. I have gone through many situations where things like camera stopped working and with just a restart it starts working again. So one of the best options you have is to just go ahead and do a restart. When you restart your A50, it will first stop all the running operations including the ones stopping you from charging. When the phone is again turned on, all the tasks start from the startup position which hence clears the error that might be coming.
Method 2 – Update the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50
As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending update. If yes, then update it. This is the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.
Method 3 – Charge while switched off
If your phone is not getting charged while it is on, try to charge it while it is switched off. This actually worked for a lot of people and could work for you as well. Sometimes the wall charger is not able to provide sufficient voltage to charge. As the phone requires energy to run, If the voltage is not enough, It will just not accept the charge. The best way to check this is by charging while the phone is switched off. If it is able to charge, then maybe try using a different wall outlet. You can also wait for some time as it is possible that the grid is doing some technical work because of which the voltage is low. By this time, you should have a reason as to why your phone was not charging. If not then continue reading below 🙂
Method 4 – Change the Adapter/ Cable
This may sound obvious but the culprit could be your adapter or the cable. To be honest, the quality of the Samsung cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.
Method 5 – The USB – C Port
With time often the USB – C port gets a lot of lint stored up in it. As the phone is always kept in our pocket, it pickups up little garbage from our pockets. To clean this, you can try blowing air onto your USB C port. If you are certain that the port is clean but it is still not working, it might just be that the port is damaged. For this, you can either go to Samsung service centre. You can locate a nearby store from here or if you are someone who likes to tinker with stuff, maybe try to replace it by yourself. You can get a full daughterboard for less than 5$ from Aliexpress.
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