Gaming phone – Cellphone Blocker Jammer http://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:50:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Gaming phone – Cellphone Blocker Jammer http://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/ 32 32 [WATCH] REDMAGIC 7s Pro Gaming Phone Camera Performance https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/watch-redmagic-7s-pro-gaming-phone-camera-performance/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 03:42:08 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/watch-redmagic-7s-pro-gaming-phone-camera-performance/ As a Macbook Air user for seven years now, it’s safe to say that PC gaming is something I can live without. Even on mobile, I rarely play open-world games, and I often resort to lighter or idle arcade games like Candy Crush and Cats and Soup. My colleague, Sade, is at the other end […]]]>

As a Macbook Air user for seven years now, it’s safe to say that PC gaming is something I can live without. Even on mobile, I rarely play open-world games, and I often resort to lighter or idle arcade games like Candy Crush and Cats and Soup.

My colleague, Sade, is at the other end of the spectrum. She bought a gaming laptop for the sole purpose of playing Genshin Impact.

She recently tested the REDMAGIC 7S Pro 18GB + 512GB and was impressed with the stark differences in performance of a gaming phone compared to your usual flagship phone, especially when it comes to managing a high performance game like Genshin Impact.

Built for battle

The REDMAGIC 7S Pro has an aviation aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass 5. As a gaming phone, it should enable fast reactions for battle, and more, while preventing the device from overheating.

Therefore, the phone has a touch sampling rate of 960 Hz with an integrated 20,000 rpm turbofan.

Using the phone’s 65W fast charger that comes in the box, its battery can go from 0-100% in just about an hour.

With a triple-camera setup on the back, it sports a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide and 16MP sub-front camera.

We recently took the 7S Pro out on a 2D1N trip to i-City theme park in Shah Alam. Here, we tested its camera performance to find out if the phone is more than just a gaming device.

Quick shots

At the WaterWorld waterslides, we found that the REDMAGIC 7S Pro’s main camera has a shutter speed fast enough to capture a clear shot despite our subjects’ rapid movements.

The colors captured in the photo are vibrant, with enough contrast to provide a clear image.

Next, we went to Snowalk to test the phone’s portrait mode where you can adjust the aperture settings to adjust the background blur of the photo. These shots are decent, although the software’s artificial blurring can get a little too much.

The House of Horror was the next step to verifying the performance of the cameras in low light situations. These shots were average, with enough detail captured for you to make out what you’re seeing in the photo.

We gave the phone another chance to take some low-light shots at night in the city of theme park digital lights.

By activating the night mode, it is obvious that the phone’s image processing software can preserve more details in the photos.

By tinkering a little more with the Pro mode, you can exercise more creativity with your shots by playing with shutter speeds, as we did.

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With a still subject and decent lighting, the REDMAGIC 7S Pro takes photos that stand out well by most standards.

That’s great news for those looking to make the gaming phone their daily driver, as its high-performance nature makes it easily last an entire day, whether for work or play.

To fully see the REDMAGIC 7S Pro in action, watch the video below:

  • Learn more about the REDMAGIC 7S Pro here.
  • Read our full REDMAGIC 7S Pro review here.
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ASUS ROG Phone 6D Ultimate gaming phone improves cooling and replaces its CPU https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/asus-rog-phone-6d-ultimate-gaming-phone-improves-cooling-and-replaces-its-cpu/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:36:51 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/asus-rog-phone-6d-ultimate-gaming-phone-improves-cooling-and-replaces-its-cpu/ Mobile gaming is becoming more demanding and competitive with titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty coming to smartphones. This has led to the expansion of the gaming phone niche in recent years with names like Red Magic and Black Shark appearing on the scene. Leave it to ASUS and its ROG brand to set […]]]>

Mobile gaming is becoming more demanding and competitive with titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty coming to smartphones. This has led to the expansion of the gaming phone niche in recent years with names like Red Magic and Black Shark appearing on the scene. Leave it to ASUS and its ROG brand to set the benchmark, though. The company’s latest ROG Phone 6D Ultimate amps up the cooling system and replaces a new processor.

This device doesn’t completely deviate from ASUS’ current lineup – it just has a few notable differences from the ROG Phone 6 Pro. For one thing, this device is only available in the new Space Gray colorway. The “D” in the name also indicates a silicon change. Rather than a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, this version of the phone has a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor. This chip is also paired with faster LPDDR5x memory. The MediaTek chip’s GPU is slightly less powerful than Qualcomm’s, but the CPU is around 10% faster.

The biggest change is undoubtedly the new “AeroActive Portal” cooling system, which features a small heat vent on the back of the phone. When you attach the AeroActive Cooler 6 accessory, the door opens, forming an air channel that directs some of the fan’s capacity (1000cc per second) through the phone body and out through the heatsink . ASUS says this helps the phone stay cool and avoid throttling. ASUS has conducted internal tests that show the cooler can lower temperatures by 3.4 degrees Celsius compared to the ROG Phone 6 cooling solution.

The cooling flap is intended to remain closed when the AeroActive is not attached. However, you can temporarily open it in the settings for cleaning purposes. The phone has drop detection similar to the Zenfone 6 with its flip camera – if you drop the phone it’s smart enough to close the cooling flap to prevent damage. The mechanism is said to have been tested for 40,000 reversals.

The rest of the phone is a carbon copy of the ROG Phone 6 Pro with a 6.78-inch 165Hz OLED, 512GB of storage, and a 6,000mAh battery. There are also tactile shoulder buttons for gaming and a rear-facing ROG Vision display.

This phone will launch soon in Europe at €1,399 (around $1,400) for the Ultimate bundle that comes with AeroActive Cooler. The ROG Phone 6D—without Ultimate—is also launching, starting at €949 (about $945). The ROG Phone 6D mirrors the regular ROG Phone 6 with just an RGB logo instead of the fancy display on the back. There are no immediate plans to bring these devices to the United States.

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Economical gaming phone with a stylish design https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/economical-gaming-phone-with-a-stylish-design/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:05:50 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/economical-gaming-phone-with-a-stylish-design/ POCO was founded in 2018 as a sub-brand of Xiaomi. In recent years, the company started its journey as an independent brand and launched a set of quality smartphones. With its range of “M” series phones, POCO has conquered the budget mid-range market. POCO M5, the latest in this line, debuted in India on the […]]]>

POCO was founded in 2018 as a sub-brand of Xiaomi. In recent years, the company started its journey as an independent brand and launched a set of quality smartphones. With its range of “M” series phones, POCO has conquered the budget mid-range market. POCO M5, the latest in this line, debuted in India on the 13the September 2022. In this device, POCO brings an impressive design and internal upgrades. Let’s take a look at the main characteristics of the Xiaomi POCO M5.

Key Features of Xiaomi POCO M5

Design and build quality

The design of the POCO M5 is clearly its strongest and most interesting aspect. Anyone familiar with smartphones would be familiar with the brand’s distinct depiction of the three-point camera system on the iPhone or the horizontal visor on the Pixel.

The M5 is a mix of these two design elements and then others. The device itself is made entirely of plastic with a leatherette texture on the back. The texture is only visually appealing as it still feels like plastic on the hand.

Read Apple iPhone 14 review: A revamped iPhone 13?

There’s an elongated visor on the back that houses the camera module and big POCO branding. The two main sensors are aligned vertically with a small secondary sensor placed on the vertices.

As an entry-level mid-range device, users will have all the usual ports and button choices. Interestingly, the headphone jack is positioned on the top of the device in typical POCO fashion.

The side power button doubles as a fingerprint reader. Other features like micro SDXC, dual sim and USB Type C 2.0 are all present on the M5. At nearly 8.9mm thick, the device falls easily on the thick side. But much of that was offset by the boxy design which gives it a more premium and durable hand feel.

Read Walton Primo HM7 Review: Mid-range processor in an ultra-budget device

Overall, the design of the M5 is innovative with a sturdy plastic construction. Although it does not disturb the market in any way, it still presents good value for money.

Display

The front of the M5 features a 6.58-inch 1080P IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It’s just another average IPS panel with the only mentionable feature being the 90Hz refresh rate. High refresh rate is becoming more common in the mid-budget segment as it definitely improves the overall user experience.

However, one of the special features of the panel is that it has a maximum brightness of 500 nits. Without a dedicated HBM, it becomes a bit difficult to see the phone at maximum brightness in direct sunlight. The problem is only getting worse since it is an LCD screen.

Read Oppo A57 Review: Key Features, Pros and Cons

Colors and contrasts looked decent on the M5 display. Like all its predecessors, the colors seemed warmer. Viewing angles are also excellent with distortion found only at extreme angles.

The display will not give off the best quality. But when you consider what you’re paying for, it still might seem like a good option.

Camera

The M5 has three cameras on the back, with the primary sensor being a 50MP wide-angle shooter. The other two accompanying lenses are 2 MP depth and macro shooters. It is clear that the additional sensors are only there to increase the number of sensors of the camera module rather than having a significant impact on the overall photography.

Read the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 review: the king of multitasking for utility users

As expected, almost all the heavy lifting is done by the main sensor. Fortunately, he does an exceptional job.

Colors and detail look flawless from the 50MP shots grouped into pixels. The dynamic range is also clearly visible regardless of the subject and the periphery of the light. But this is the case with almost all smartphones when it comes to well-lit environments.

However, the M5 won’t let you down in artificial or dim light either. While there is still visible noise in extremely dark shots, the variable shutter speed does a great job of exposing the subject to the right degree. Images look relatively crisp and nicer compared to similarly priced devices.

Read Asus ROG Phone 6 review: Pros, cons of the hardcore gaming beast

The M5’s videography is limited to 1080P at 30 fps. While the main sensor is capable of more than that, it’s the processor that’s the main constraint. There is also a 5 MP selfie shooter. This is a generic lens found in most entry-level cameras.

Overall, the M5 won’t compete with high-end mid-ranges like the Samsung A-series when it comes to performance. But it has certainly carved out a place for itself in its price range.

Processor and performance

The POCO M5 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 processor based on the 6Nm architecture. Previously, POCO used the Dimensity 900 processor on its M-series devices. This is the first time that the brand has opted for Helio processors and there’s a good reason for that. The octa-core 2 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 may sound slightly above entry level. But MediaTek has specifically optimized this processor for gaming.

Read Realme Pad Mini Review: Is it a budget iPad mini worthy of Android?

The device can perform everyday tasks smoothly thanks to the efficient core design and partly the smooth 90Hz refresh rate, which makes transitions and animations even smoother.

The device can run the latest multiplayer games like COD, PUBG, and Asphalt 9 on “Max” settings. Not to mention, the ability of a device of this budget to run graphics-intensive 3D games at maximum settings is surprising. However, the CPU can’t take the toll for long as the throttling kicks in after around 30 minutes of gameplay, so it’s best to run games on “Medium” settings as it will give the best performance.

To sum up the performance of the M5, it definitely punches above its weight.

Read Vivo V25 Pro: detailed review with key specs

Battery and charging time

The POCO M5 is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. In ideal use, the device can easily last a full day. To make things even sweeter, there’s an 18W charger included on the box.

Xiaomi POCO M5 price

The official price of POCO M5 is Rs 12,499 in India, which is roughly equivalent to BDT 14,735 (1 INR = 1.18 BDT). POCO M5 is not yet officially available in Bangladesh. However, the official price of POCO M5 in Bangladesh may vary depending on availability, taxes and other policies.

Last words

The latest M5 is a budget device from POCO. This device has brought some refreshing changes to the design aesthetics, camera and overall performance of the device. However, the display could certainly have been better as it lacks enough outdoor brightness.

Read Top 10 Mobile Phones Coming to Bangladesh in September 2022

So who should buy the M5? Anyone looking for a solid budget device can easily go for it. And for people looking for a low-cost gaming solution, the Xiaomi POCO M5 is currently the best deal out there hands down.

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Sony’s new Xperia gaming phone adds fresh dirt to PS Vita’s grave https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/sonys-new-xperia-gaming-phone-adds-fresh-dirt-to-ps-vitas-grave/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:52:00 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/sonys-new-xperia-gaming-phone-adds-fresh-dirt-to-ps-vitas-grave/ Sony’s latest gaming smartphone has all but guaranteed that the PlayStation Vita will stay dead. 6 SEE THE GALLERY – 6 IMAGES 10 years ago, Sony made both smartphones and handheld computers for games; the Xperia and Vita lines co-existed and served different markets. Nowadays, the Vita has been rendered largely obsolete by the power […]]]>

Sony’s latest gaming smartphone has all but guaranteed that the PlayStation Vita will stay dead.

SEE THE GALLERY – 6 IMAGES

10 years ago, Sony made both smartphones and handheld computers for games; the Xperia and Vita lines co-existed and served different markets. Nowadays, the Vita has been rendered largely obsolete by the power and usefulness of today’s smartphones. After 7 years on the market, Sony has decided that dedicated portable gaming peripherals just aren’t worth it.

PlayStation was conspicuously absent from Tokyo Game Show 2022, but Sony’s Xperia smartphone segment debuted with an interesting device. The latest Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition smartphone adds fresh new soil to the Vita’s grave. The Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition packs an additional 4GB of RAM over the base Xperia 1 IV handset to deliver serious hardware specs and performance goals; equipped with a whopping 16GB of DDR5-3200MHz RAM, Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCand a 120Hz display with 240Hz touch swipe, the new Xperia Gaming Edition has been specifically designed for professional gamers (namely F2P mobile games).

Sony has also created a separate device that comes with purpose-built Xperia Stream hardware–a portable docking station with a built-in cooling fan, LAN ports, and even an HDMI output for streaming.

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Like the rest of the Xperia range, this particular handset is quite expensive. The Xperia 1 IV sells for $1,600 and that doesn’t include the additional gaming peripheral, which costs around $150 on its own.

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Designed in collaboration with professional eSports gamers, the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition combines Xperia Stream gaming gear, featuring total cooling, with customizable settings, live streaming and more.

  • High-performance gaming gear designed in collaboration with professional gamers
  • Total cooling system lets you play longer
  • HDMI, LAN and USB-C ports for stable gaming
  • 3.5mm audio jack for your favorite gaming headset
  • Gaming amplifier control automatically optimizes cooling
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Best gaming phone: top gaming phones for 2022 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/best-gaming-phone-top-gaming-phones-for-2022/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:26:07 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/best-gaming-phone-top-gaming-phones-for-2022/ Do you want the best gaming phone? We’ve come a long way from the days when people were excited about Snake II appearing on their phones, with many modern handsets now capable of playing much more detailed and complex games. But what are the best gaming phones? As always, there is an element of subjectivity […]]]>

Do you want the best gaming phone? We’ve come a long way from the days when people were excited about Snake II appearing on their phones, with many modern handsets now capable of playing much more detailed and complex games.

But what are the best gaming phones? As always, there is an element of subjectivity in this. but we’ll give you an overview of some of the most popular phones that are suitable for gaming.

We’ll look at some phones first that are gaming devices, then phones, and some that are more mainstream devices that can also provide a great gaming experience.

Best Gaming Phones

As we mentioned before, there will always be a degree of subjectivity to this. Much will depend on what you need. Do you want the best gaming experience possible, no matter the price? If so, look for things like screen size, refresh rate, and resolution, as well as battery performance and processor.

Or, maybe you want something that’s a great phone first and foremost, that just happens to be capable of playing games. Either way, we’re sure there’ll be something for you on our list.

Asus ROG 6 Pro

The latest addition to the Republic of Gaming lineup, the ROG 6 Pro is arguably the pinnacle of gaming phones. It offers up to 18GB of RAM, 6,000mAh battery life, and 512GB of storage.

On the screen side, it offers a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165Hz. And internally, it offers the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.

This can be one of those devices that could be considered too for most gamers, in that it costs £1099. And there’s a question as to whether most people really need to spend that much to get a device for their games.

But if you want the best of the best, it’s definitely a strong contender for that title.

Red Magic 7S Pro

Red Magic 7S Pro 2 - best gaming phone

Like our previous entry, the Red Magic 7S Pro also has that powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It also offers a multi-touch sampling rate of up to 960Hz. In other words, it can detect up to 960 keys per second.

Internally, this phone also offers up to 18 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory. It also offers a dedicated cooling system to prevent it from getting too hot. The battery is 5000 mAh and the screen is a 6.8″ FHD+ AMOLED, with a “only” 120 Hz refresh rate.

That means it might not have quite the same core specs as the ROG 6 Pro. But on the other hand, it costs less than $900 for the top spec, a huge saving over its rival.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - best gaming phone

It’s a more mainstream competitor, but the S22 Ultra is a great phone for someone who wants great smartphone features – like a great camera – that’s also capable of playing games.

This phone has a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display, with a 120Hz variable refresh rate and up to 1750 nits brightness. It also offers up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The battery is 5000 mAh and uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

It’s another pricey handset, but it offers everything you’d expect from a premium handset. A gorgeous screen, a fantastic camera, and it also happens to be great for playing games.

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro - best gaming phone

Another great all-rounder, the OnePlus 10 Pro will appeal to people looking for a great phone that’s also good for playing games, without necessarily paying as much for some other flagship devices.

It matches many of the specs we’ve seen before: 5,000 mAh battery, up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh. It also offers super-fast charging, if you find your games are draining your battery.

And all this for under £900.

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro - best gaming phone

We return to phones designed with gaming as one of their main features with the Black Shark 5 Pro. It has many features that we have already highlighted:

120W fast charging, up to 16GB RAM and 256GB memory, 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz report rate. It also uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip which is one of the fastest available.

But perhaps its most striking feature is the magnetic triggers that protrude from the body of the phone. This makes the phone much more like a conventional game controller, and assigning functions to these triggers really improves the gaming experience.

What is the best gaming phone?

As we mentioned earlier, the best gaming phone really comes down to personal preference. We’ve highlighted a few that are great choices, whether you’re looking for something that’s primarily geared towards gaming, or if you’re aiming for a device that will play games, but do everything else just as well.

Luckily, we’ve helped clarify what you need from your phone and gave you some options once you’ve figured that out. And when you’re ready, you can find new Android games to start getting the most out of your new device.

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The best budget gaming phone of 2022 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/the-best-budget-gaming-phone-of-2022/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/the-best-budget-gaming-phone-of-2022/ POCO X4 GT is the latest budget gaming smartphone from Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Last year we had a lot of good things to say about the POCO X3 GT predecessor. Let’s see what changes POCO made to make the X4 GT a worthy upgrade. Before I dive into the unboxing, I would just like to say […]]]>

POCO X4 GT is the latest budget gaming smartphone from Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Last year we had a lot of good things to say about the POCO X3 GT predecessor. Let’s see what changes POCO made to make the X4 GT a worthy upgrade.

Before I dive into the unboxing, I would just like to say that POCO’s Series X is arguably the best of its entire line. In terms of specs, performance and price, the X-series stays true to the brand’s mantra “everything you need and nothing you don’t“.

Unboxing the POCO X4 GT

Slightly more expensive POCO devices get the black and yellow box reversed unlike more budget offerings. I like the new, more consistent branding on the exterior retail box this year compared to last year’s hodgepodge. Inside the box, the unboxing experience is the same as before. Insert with transparent TPU case, SIM tool and documents. Below the insert is the smartphone, followed by the 67W fast charging brick and a chunky USB-C charging cable.

Design and display impressions of the POCO X4 GT

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There are a few design changes from last year’s model. And I would say any visually discernible changes are better. There are a few spec changes that are a little confusing and we’ll discuss them a bit later. First of all, I like the new flat rails and non-shiny rear surface. I’m also a fan of the new camera module layout – it looks clean and sleek, at least to me. Other than these visual changes, not much happens. POCO has also done the right thing by getting rid of the virtual proximity sensor.

The rest of the design is quite similar to other Android smartphones. The bottom rail has a dual SIM tray slot, microphone, USB-C port, and speaker grille. The power and volume buttons are on the right rail. Things get interesting on the top rail with an IR blaster, secondary microphone, top speaker grill, and headphone jack! The fingerprint reader is integrated into the power button and is fast and accurate.

So what are some of the downsides you ask? The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 instead of Victus. Also, the official IP rating is gone this time around. Although the haptics are improved, the haptic feedback strength could be higher. And the new phone is a bit heavier than the predecessor at 200 grams.

The large 6.6-inch screen is quite good despite being an LCD panel

POCO X4 GT AH HR Display

The screen size is still 6.6 inches which is big enough for browsing, streaming or gaming. The screen has a 144Hz refresh rate as well as HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. The touch sampling rate is 270 Hz on the POCO X4 GT and helps improve response time for fast-paced games.

The brightness is 500 nits, which is better than before. However, the display struggles a little on the outside. Overall, things are crisp and clear thanks to a pixel density of 407 ppi. Personally, I think Xiaomi needs to find a way to get an AMOLED display on this device.

POCO X4 GT performance is adequate for graphics-intensive games

Performance POCO X4 GT AH HR

The POCO X4 GT is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor. It’s basically a slightly overclocked version of the Dimensity 1100 that featured in last year’s POCO X3 GT. The new processor is made using the 5nm manufacturing process, resulting in nearly a 20% improvement in Geekbench scores.

On Geekbench, the single-core score is 880 while the multi-core score is 3674. Both scores are a decent increase from last year. However, for some reason these scores are lower than the Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition smartphone which has the same Dimensity 8100 processor.

In terms of daily use, there shouldn’t be any issues at all from a performance perspective. I think the POCO X4 GT should be able to handle anything you throw at it at medium to high settings from a gaming standpoint. My review unit has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The only other option is the 256GB storage version with the same 8GB RAM. I guess if you want a more capable device, you need to buy POCO/Xiaomi or look for another brand.

Little rant, through 2022 reviewers have consistently gotten the top-end device up for review, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. On the other hand, if you buy the more expensive model than the review unit, performance should be slightly better.

Zero battery life anxiety on the POCO X4 GT

Charging POCO X4 GT AH HR

There’s a beefy 5080mAh battery on the POCO X4 GT. You also get the hefty 67W charging brick in the box. A full charge from zero takes just under an hour, and 30 minutes of charging will get you up to 75 per cent, which should be enough for a day of moderate use.

In my use case, I was able to get around 5+ hours of Screen-on-Time, but everyone’s use case is slightly different. For light users, you may be able to save two days on a full charge. However, I would recommend adaptive charging overnight to make sure you don’t get stuck, as it still takes almost half an hour to reach 75% battery capacity.

MIUI 13 looks familiar on the POCO X4 GT

POCO X4 GT AH HR Software

This phone was launched literally a few months behind the excellent POCO F4 GT. So from a software standpoint, I haven’t found anything new under the hood so to speak. It’s the same MIUI that we’ve already reviewed on many POCO devices over the last year or so. POCO X4 GT has MIUI 13 running on Android 12 with July 2022 security update.

Rear cameras produce great photos for the most part

POCO X4 GT AH HR Camera

The Poco X4 GT has a triple camera module on the back. The 64MP main camera gets an upgrade while the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro cameras are a carryover. And the front selfie shooter is the 16MP camera found on countless other Xiaomi/POCO devices.

Daylight camera performance is good on both primary and ultrawide cameras

The POCO X4 GT’s main camera produces beautiful daylight images. Colors are bright and not too blown out, contrast is great, dynamic range is decent, and there’s enough detail in the images to share on social media without any editing. One feature that could be better is the sharpness which is very evident in bright indoor images.

The 8MP ultra-wide camera produces images that have good color and contrast but suffer from the same sharpness issue as the main camera. Photos taken outdoors are always better than those taken indoors.

Night results are acceptable from the main camera

Night images are quite good from the main camera with or without Night mode enabled. There’s definitely better light, contrast and shadow detail with Night mode on and I’d suggest turning it on manually, the app doesn’t do it automatically.

For the ultra-wide camera, the results are hit and miss even with Night mode enabled. So I recommend using the ultrawide sparingly in dark light conditions.

POCO X4 GT Camera Samples – Flickr Gallery

Telephoto and selfie camera results are poor

The telephoto setting in the app is basically 2X digital zoom and the results are pretty bad in general. It’s best to take the photo and then manually crop the 1X image. Nighttime results are even worse than what you get during the day.

The selfie camera on this device is the same 16MP we’ve seen for over three years now. At this point, the story of the Xiaomi selfie camera is similar to that of the Pixel series 12MP camera. But unlike the Pixel, the selfie camera on POCO/Xiaomi devices definitely needs an upgrade. Hopefully this will be fixed in 2023. At a minimum, Xiaomi needs to put the Poco F4’s 20MP camera across the mid-range series.

Audio is better than competitors thanks to headphone jack

Audio POCO X4 GT AH HR

You get two speakers and a headphone jack on the POCO X4 GT. With this statement, we could theoretically complete this section of the review. The speakers are good for the most part, and there’s still the Dolby Atmos setting. But you don’t get JBL tuned speakers anymore, so there’s that to keep the cost down.

Most people who buy the POCO X4 GT will be quite happy with what you get in terms of audio quality. And there’s something to be said for a good quality working headphone jack in 2022.

Connectivity options are plentiful on the POCO X4 GT

Connectivity POCO X4 GT AH HR

Connectivity-wise, I don’t think there’s another smartphone maker that even comes close to what POCO/Xiaomi offers. And this is true for their entire range of smartphones, from the cheapest flagships to the high-end flagships.

The POCO X4 GT is no exception. Besides 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3, you get a bunch of other standard options. These include Cast, Mi Share, Near Share, IR blaster and NFC. And all the options are easy to access from the quick settings menu which I like. To some extent, this is due to the excellent, feature-laden MIUI software, but it’s still something other smartphone makers should try to emulate.

POCO X4 GT Verdict

POCO X4 GT AH HR Verdict

The POCO X4 GT has better performance than before. On paper, there are plenty of improvements, a faster refresh rate display that’s slightly brighter, a better main camera, and a bigger battery. I think the hardware design language is also excellent despite the phone being slightly heavier than the predecessor.

There are a few downgrades, no IP rating, no Gorilla Glass Victus, and no JBL-tuned audio speakers. I also think it might be time for POCO to install an AMOLED display and I hope that happens soon. Despite this shortcoming, the overall package still packs a serious punch for the retail price. And POCO did something every smartphone maker should do, and that was bring back the headphone jack. For those looking for great battery life and plenty of gaming power, the POCO X4 GT does the trick at around $380. Its price has a lot to do with our final score on this phone, because it’s really hard to beat.

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Nubia’s RedMagic 7S Pro is the coolest gaming phone I’ve ever used – literally https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/nubias-redmagic-7s-pro-is-the-coolest-gaming-phone-ive-ever-used-literally/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:09:38 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/nubias-redmagic-7s-pro-is-the-coolest-gaming-phone-ive-ever-used-literally/ Advantages Efficient cooling system with 20,000 rpm fan Uninterrupted gameplay thanks to the under-screen camera Shoulder triggers are handy 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging The inconvenients Speakers can use bass UDC and cameras are still mid-level Bulky form factor No wireless charging I’ve tested a number of gaming phones over the past year, not […]]]>

Advantages

  • Efficient cooling system with 20,000 rpm fan
  • Uninterrupted gameplay thanks to the under-screen camera
  • Shoulder triggers are handy
  • 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging

The inconvenients

  • Speakers can use bass
  • UDC and cameras are still mid-level
  • Bulky form factor
  • No wireless charging

I’ve tested a number of gaming phones over the past year, not because of the number of manufacturers out there, but because everyone (for whatever reason) likes to roll out new iterations every month or so. every two months.

This saturation of gaming phones often leads to tempered expectations and less excitement over phones that release less frequently each year. More importantly, these quarterly “upgrades” tend to be minor and forgettable; maybe a new color or two, a switch to one of the camera lenses, a slightly larger battery, etc.

If those were the kinds of changes Nubia made to the new RedMagic 7S Pro, I’d be less inclined to review it. Instead, the successor to the 7 Pro sees a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor along with a new ICE 10.0 multi-dimensional cooling system. Overall, mobile gaming gets a major boost with the new model, which deserves my attention – and yours.

Features

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display 6.8-inch AMOLED, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate
lester 236 g (8.29 oz)

RAM/Storage

12GB/256GB (Obsidian), 18GB/512GB (Mercury and Supernova)

Cameras

64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth sensor and 16MP front sub-display camera

Battery 5,000mAh with 65W fast charging
Connectivity 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Operating system

RedMagic OS 5.5 based on Android 12

Colors

Obsidian, Mercury, Supernova


Meet the Game Changers

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re well aware of what gaming phones have to offer: high-end specs, PC levels of RAM, and a futuristic industrial design that makes the latest iPhone look like a retro console. That’s why I’ll start this review by cutting to the chase, first highlighting the most innovative features of the RedMagic 7S, then rounding it out with information about the rest of the mobile experience.

1. Capacitive shoulder triggers should stay

Since the early days of the game, shoulder triggers have been essential for their accessibility and practicality. Pressing left or right with your index finger can help you reload ammo, sprint through enemy fields, or bring up the world map to help you know your location. While the shoulder triggers are no stranger to gaming phones, those on the RedMagic 7S Pro are some of the best I’ve tested.

Instead of using pop-up magnetic triggers, like on the Black Shark 5 Pro, the RedMagic takes a more subtle route with capacitive touch points on the right side of the device. This means it’s easier to record entries with and without that distracting sound. Nubia says both triggers support a touch sampling rate of 520Hz (not to be confused with refresh rate), so actuation of your taps and presses is nearly instantaneous.

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The trigger buttons are naturally accessible when you hold the phone in landscape mode.

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I found the capacitive shoulder triggers very useful, especially for games like Call of Duty: Mobile that required me to swipe across the phone screen to control the camera angle while aiming at enemies , reloaded, called airstrikes, etc. The added inputs are greatly appreciated, and it’s a feature I expect to see wider adaptation as more companies venture into cloud gaming.

More: How Microsoft and Samsung could finally bring cloud gaming to the mainstream

2. The 20,000 rpm cooling fan is no gimmick

Believe it or not, the shoulder triggers aren’t the coolest feature of the RedMagic 7S Pro. That honor goes to the built-in 20,000 RPM fan which helps with heat dissipation and internal cooling.

Gaming phones can get hot. Really hot. That’s why Nubia built a ventilation system directly inside the handset (called ICE 10.0 cooling system) to draw in cool air and expel hot air. To my surprise, the fan performed remarkably well, with an audible hiss to personify the effort. (You may even feel the air spurt out when you place your finger on the side vent.)

Still, for the first time in a long time, playing graphics-intensive titles like Genshin Impact at its highest FPS settings didn’t feel like a phone is warming its hands after about ten minutes. And when it’s time to put the game down and charge the phone, the cooling fan kicks in, keeping the battery temperature from overheating.

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Now if only we could get this technology to consumer handsets.

June Wan/ZDNET

3. No island getaway on this phone

The RedMagic 7S Pro uses Nubia’s second-generation Under-Display Camera (UDC), which means it’s more hidden and camouflaged than ever. If you’re a mobile gamer, you probably care more about the “under-display” part of the component given the less distracting viewing experience it contributes.

Whether you’re playing a full-screen title, streaming Twitch, or casually browsing, the lack of a notch, punch-hole, or dynamic island makes the RedMagic 7S Pro a more immersive phone to use.

More: The best gaming phones in 2022

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The RedMagic 7S Pro is free from annoying notches or perforations.

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That said, the actual quality of UDC isn’t great. I’ve tested similar renditions of sleek camera tech, like on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, and still found the output quality washed out and over-processed. While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a unique Flex Mode to save its selfie potential, the RedMagic 7S Pro doesn’t, and that’s why the “camera” part of the “under-screen camera” bugged me. attracted.

And the rest of the phone?

Design

I touched on the main points of the RedMagic’s design above, but aside from the gaming-focused features, I’d like to reiterate that this phone is huge. The 6.8-inch screen is surrounded by flattened edges and a generally rectangular form factor, making the phone feel more like a brick and less like a pebble.

I’ll commend Nubia for making the most of the real estate, installing dual shoulder triggers, power and volume buttons, a game mode switch and even a 3.5mm headphone jack along the railing. All that’s really missing is a microSD card slot for expanded memory. You know, for ROMs, emulations, etc.

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June Wan/ZDNET

Performance

Overall, the RedMagic 7S Pro is a reliable and powerful gaming phone that offers exceptional performance gains. AAA titles via Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass loaded and works just as well as more common applications such as scrolling vertical video streams. And when I noticed signs of slowing down, turning on the cooling fan was enough to maintain peak performance.

RedMagic’s software on Android can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you get close to the simpler, more user-friendly approach of “stock” iOS and Android launchers. There’s a home screen widget for just about every function you can think of, including heart rate tracking for high intensity matches. Also, be prepared for your first set of games to trigger random pop-ups and notifications that tell you about the cooling fan, RedMagic’s game space, and other enhancement features.

Also: Opensignal: 5G outperforms public Wi-Fi for mobile gaming performance

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June Wan/ZDNET

Battery and Charging

On paper, the 7S Pro’s 5,000mAh battery looks promising. (It’s literally the battery size I’ve been asking more manufacturers to adopt!) But in practice the beefy capacity proved just right and barely able to get through three and a half hours of time. (SOT). Remember, this is a gaming phone after all. And for the amount of power to handle per minute, expect three to four hours of SOT.

Fortunately, the RedMagic’s 65-watt fast charge makes half-day endurance a bit more bearable. With 20 minutes plugged in, the 7S Pro can go from 0% battery to nearly 70%. There is, however, no wireless charging on the device.

At the end of the line

If you’ve died on a gaming phone and want the most specific deal, look no further than this. The RedMagic 7S Pro is packed with software features, equipped with shoulder triggers to give you an edge, and is one of the only devices I’ve tested without any overheating issues.

The base model, which comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, starts at $899. If you are patient enough, wait for one of the Amazon’s Occasional Sales to get the RedMagic at an even higher price.

Alternatives to consider

Besides the Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro, here are three worthy alternatives you should consider:

The Black Shark 5 Pro uses magnetic pop-up triggers instead of the RedMagic’s capacitive triggers, but it’s still a good choice if you want a gaming phone for less. The screen measures 6.67 inches and is capable of boosting up to 144Hz for ultra-smooth animations and graphics.

As I mentioned at the start of the review, manufacturers are churning out gaming phones like there’s no tomorrow. The RedMagic 7 Pro – not to be confused with the 7S Pro – is a budget way to get most of the features of the new S variant, including the 20,000 rpm fan and shoulder triggers.

Mainstream manufacturers like OnePlus have carved their own path in the gaming market by adding overclocking features, blazingly fast charging speeds, and 5G support for on-the-go gaming. The OnePlus 10T is cheaper than most $649 gaming phones, but it’s just as reliable for work and play.

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Top 5 Gaming Phones Under 18000 [September 2022] https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/top-5-gaming-phones-under-18000-september-2022/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 11:24:00 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/top-5-gaming-phones-under-18000-september-2022/ Top 5 Gaming Phones Under 18,000: Mobile games have become a major asset for gamers, and they are treated like a game console at their fingertips. The best gaming mobiles under 18k are capable of delivering enjoyable gaming experience. Here are the top 5 gaming phones under 18000. Long live T1 RAM: 4 GB Processor: […]]]>

Top 5 Gaming Phones Under 18,000: Mobile games have become a major asset for gamers, and they are treated like a game console at their fingertips. The best gaming mobiles under 18k are capable of delivering enjoyable gaming experience. Here are the top 5 gaming phones under 18000.

Long live T1

  1. RAM: 4 GB
  2. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  3. Rear camera: 50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
  4. Front camera: 16MP
  5. Battery: 5000mAh
  6. Display: 6.58 inches
  7. Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  8. Processor: Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)
  9. Architecture: 64 bit
  10. Manufacturing: 6nm
  11. Graphics: Adreno 619
  12. RAM Type: LPDDR4X
  13. Display: IPS LCD type
  14. Screen size: 6.58 inches (16.71 cm)
  15. Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels
  16. Aspect ratio: 20:9
  17. Pixel density: 401 ppi
  18. Bezel-less display: Yes with teardrop notch
  19. Touchscreen: Yes, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch
  20. Refresh rate: 120Hz

Realme C35

  1. RAM: 4 GB
  2. Processor: Unisoc T616
  3. Rear camera: 50 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP
  4. Front camera: 8MP
  5. Battery: 5000mAh
  6. Display: 6.6 inches
  7. Chipset: Unisoc T616
  8. Processor: Octa core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)
  9. Architecture: 64 bit
  10. Manufacturing: 12nm
  11. Graphics: Mali-G57 MP1
  12. RAM Type: LPDDR4X
  13. Display Type: IPS-LCD
  14. Screen size: 6.6 inches (16.76 cm)
  15. Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels
  16. Aspect ratio: 20:9
  17. Pixel density: 400 ppi

ONEPLUS NORTH CE 2 LITE 5G

  1. RAM: 6 GB
  2. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  3. Rear camera: 64 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
  4. Front camera: 16 MP
  5. Battery: 5000mAh
  6. Display: 6.59 inches
  7. Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  8. Processor: Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)
  9. Architecture: 64 bit
  10. Display Type: IPS-LCD
  11. Screen size: 6.59 inches (16.74 cm)
  12. Resolution: 1080 x 2412 pixels

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 11 PRO PLUS 5G

  1. RAM: 6 GB
  2. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  3. Rear camera: 108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
  4. Front camera: 16 MP
  5. Battery: 5000mAh
  6. Display: 6.67 inches
  7. Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  8. Processor: Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)
  9. Architecture: 64 bit
  10. Manufacturing: 6nm
  11. Graphics: Adreno 619
  12. Display Type: AMOLED
  13. Screen size: 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
  14. Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

OPPO A74 5G

  1. Screen: 6.49″ inch (16.5cm) 90Hz hyper-color FHD+ punch-hole LCD
  2. Rear camera: triple rear camera (48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP)
  3. Front camera: 8MP
  4. RAM: 6 GB
  5. Memory storage capacity: 128 GB
  6. Processor: 2 GHz octa-core processor
  7. Battery capacity: 5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery
  8. Operating system: Android 11
  9. Weight: ‎188 grams
  10. Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty for the device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for supplied accessories

Karthik Chandra

Creative Content Writer with over 3 years of experience writing and publishing articles.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 falls flat as a gaming phone – here’s why https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/samsungs-galaxy-z-fold-4-falls-flat-as-a-gaming-phone-heres-why/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 05:30:25 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/samsungs-galaxy-z-fold-4-falls-flat-as-a-gaming-phone-heres-why/ When I picked up the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, one of the things I was really looking forward to was trying out mobile gaming. I dreamed of playing my favorite games on the 7.6-inch main screen, with smooth 120Hz and excellent performance from the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Unfortunately, what I encountered […]]]>

When I picked up the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, one of the things I was really looking forward to was trying out mobile gaming. I dreamed of playing my favorite games on the 7.6-inch main screen, with smooth 120Hz and excellent performance from the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Unfortunately, what I encountered instead, it is disappointment.

That’s why I’m here to warn you if you’re thinking of buying yourself a Galaxy Z Fold 4 because of its perceived gaming capabilities. While the ingredients are there in theory, Samsung’s biggest foldable isn’t ready to be one of the best gaming phones.

An image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 being used to play Grid Autosport

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

The problem is that the internal screen has an aspect ratio of 21.6:18, which is almost a square. That’s obviously quite different from average smartphone screens, which tend to offer a widescreen-style 19:9 ratio, and which games are primarily designed for.

You can see how that affects things in these screenshots from Genshin Impact, taken from the inner display of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Honor 70. The enlarged look of the Z Fold 4 results in a wider field of view limited, which can be changed on the fly, but no matter how wide your camera is, you’re less likely to see danger coming from the sides of the screen than on a traditional smartphone screen.

Two screenshots from Genshin Impact showing the difference between the Galaxy Z Fold 4's internal screen and a regular smartphone screen

Screenshots from Genshin Impact, taken on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 internal display (left) and the Honor 70 (Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

The Z Fold 4’s unusual shape can also make animations look weird. Take for example in Apex Legends, when you activate Octane’s Stim ability. Due to the larger aspect ratio of the Z Fold 4, the stim (power-up) floats in the air rather than seeming to cling to Octane’s mask. It’s not a big deal, but one that undermines the otherwise well-polished battle royale.

Two screenshots from Apex Legends showing the difference between the Galaxy Z Fold 4's internal screen and a regular smartphone screen

Apex Legends screenshots, taken on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 internal display (left) and the Honor 70 (Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

On the other hand, the increased height could inadvertently prove to be an unfair advantage for players. You can see more above and below you on the Z Fold 4 than a regular display, which is sure to lead to heated discussion if you use it to your advantage against other nearby players.

There’s always the option to close the phone and play on the Z Fold 4’s exterior screen. But that’s not a foolproof option either. You end up with a windowed view that does not occupy the full screen and does not offer the same vertical resolution as a normal display. That means the already cramped cover screen makes games like Grid: Autosport feel even tighter, as if you were trying to play it through a rear-view mirror.

Two screenshots from Grid Autosport showing the difference between the Galaxy Z Fold 4's exterior screen and a regular smartphone screen

Screenshots from Grid Autosport, taken on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 exterior display (left) and the Honor 70 (Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

None of the games I’ve tried are unplayable on the Z Fold 4, and some other titles I don’t play, like League of Legends: Wild Rift, seem fine. But the inconsistency means I won’t go back to the Z Fold the next time I fancy a mobile gaming session.

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5 reasons why buying a gaming phone is a great idea https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/5-reasons-why-buying-a-gaming-phone-is-a-great-idea/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 15:50:00 +0000 https://cellphoneblockerjammer.com/5-reasons-why-buying-a-gaming-phone-is-a-great-idea/ If you’ve considered buying a gaming phone but were hesitant, we’re here to help you make an informed decision. Some of the best PC and console games are now also available on mobile phones, and more and more companies are looking to make the leap to mobile in the near future. The best gaming phones […]]]>

If you’ve considered buying a gaming phone but were hesitant, we’re here to help you make an informed decision. Some of the best PC and console games are now also available on mobile phones, and more and more companies are looking to make the leap to mobile in the near future. The best gaming phones can be as powerful as handhelds and will give you much better performance than a tablet.

So if you like to game on the go but also want to be able to take photos, make phone calls, check your Instagram and reply to a group text, you’ll need a gaming phone. If you have the funds and thought about entering the mobile gaming space, here are five reasons why buying a gaming phone is a great idea.

1. Better battery life

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