POCO F2 Pro Review: Snapdragon 865 and 5G

POCO F2 Pro Review: Snapdragon 865 and 5G


Do you still remember the smartphone brand “Pocophone”? This smartphone comes as a flagship killer with specifications that can generally be found in premium or flagship smartphone series, but is offered at a very affordable price and makes it difficult for many people to believe it.

After the success of the Pocophone F1 in 2018 yesterday, now the successor smartphone is back in Indonesia officially with the name "POCO". With the slogan "Powerfully Cool", POCO presents its second flagship killer with "POCO F2 Pro".

Design and Specifications

The design of the POCO F2 Pro carries a more modern impression than its predecessor, where POCO says this design accentuates the "Premium Feel" with the back "curved" with a "flat" screen. The main body itself is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the front and back, and carries an aluminum frame. POCO F2 Pro, which has dimensions of 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm and weighs 219 grams, is present in Indonesia with a choice of colors Neon Blue, Cyber ​​Gray and Electric Purple.

On the right side of the smartphone, there is a red accented Power button and Volume Up & Down button, while on the left side there is no button or slot. On the top side, there is a microphone, 3.5mm audio, a selfie camera in the form of a pop-up camera, and an IR Blaster, which is typical for Xiaomi brand smartphones. While on the bottom side there is a slot for the SIM Tray (Dual Nano SIM), USB Type-C, microphone, and main speaker.

The front side of the top bezel houses the earpiece, while the back is the position for the main camera panel with the main camera system arranged in an “X” pattern in a circular setup. The main camera is quite protruding from the rear side surface, so it is better to use an additional case to help protect the main camera.

The main screen of the POCO F2 Pro carries a large 6.67 ″ Full Screen Display with an AMOLED panel, 60 Hz refresh rate with 180 Hz sampling rate, and Full HD + resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels). The screen already has TUV Rheinland Full Care Display certification with HDR10 + support. Always On Display, and has a fingerprint sensor on the screen (in-display).

The main camera of the POCO F2 Pro carries a four camera setup, consisting of 64 MP (Sony IMX686) Main Wide Sensor, f / 1.89 + 13 MP Ultra Wide-Angle, f / 2.4, FoV 123 ° + 2 MP Depth Sensor, f /2.4 + 5 MP Telemacro Sensor, f / 2.2, AF (3 - 7 cm). This main camera has been equipped with LED Flash with the ability to record video up to 4K quality at 30/60 FPS, 1080p at 30/60 FPS, 720p at 30 FPS, and 8K at 24/30 FPS. And to record Slow Motion videos, it can record in 720p / 1080p quality at 120 FPS, 240 FPS, and 960 FPS. The main camera features for Pro mode are also complete, equipped with 64 MP HD Mode, Night Mode 2.0, Burst Mode, Movie Frame (2.35: 1), ShootSteady Video, Macro Slow-Mo Video, and Cinematic Mode.

While the selfie camera in the form of a Pop-Up Front Camera has a resolution of 20 MP f / 2.2 with video recording quality up to 1080p at 30 FPS and 720p at 30 FPS and Slow Motion at 720p at 120 FPS. This pop-up camera has a "security" feature, where if the user opens the camera cover too often, the smartphone will pop up a special warning.

The main kitchen of the POCO F2 Pro itself is a 7 nm fabricated Snapdragon 865 consisting of a 2.84 GHz Kyro 585 Prime core, 3x Kyro 585 Gold 2.42 GHz, and 4x Kyro 585 Silver 1.80 GHz with ARM DynamiQ with 4 MB sLe Cache. GPU uses Adreno 650 with DSP Hexagon 698, using Qualcomm AI Engine 5th Generation, ISP Spectra 480, as well as external modem X55 5G and 3 MB System Level Cache.

RAM uses 6 GB LPDDR4X with 128 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, and a 4700mAh battery capacity that supports Quick Charge 4.0+ and USB PD 3.0 with charging up to 30 Watts. The sales package includes a 33W charger head which also supports USB PD 3.0.

POCO F2 Pro runs using MIUI for POCO based on MIUI 11 and Android 10, with sensors and security features that are complete for a flagship killer smartphone. Connectivity supported by POCO F2 Pro consists of Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax which also supports Wi-Fi 6, portable hotspot for sharing Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth 5.1, Qualcomm TruWireless Stereo Plus, Bluetooth Audio Codec, NFC and IR.

POCO F2 Pro has a cooling system in a smartphone called LiquidCool Technology 2.0, where this technology uses multi-layer liquid cooling with a vapor chamber covering about 28% of the body.

Other interesting things that can be the main attraction of POCO F2 Pro as a flagship killer include HDR which runs normally on YouTube, Anti-Flicker mode to reduce eye strain in low light conditions, Color Scheme which can adjust the color temperature and color gamut of the screen to be more. closer to DCI-P3 or SRGB, Game Turbo for optimal gaming experience, and Front Camera Effects which are used to change the color of the lights on the selfie camera module as well as the sound that appears when the camera is opened.
Vivo X50 Pro Review: Not Only The Gimbal Is Great!

Vivo X50 Pro Review: Not Only The Gimbal Is Great!


Not long ago, Vivo finally announced its newest smartphone which was included in the X series line, where the X series line means the smartphone is a premium class smartphone from Vivo with premium design and high build quality.

Vivo X50 Pro, which is present in Indonesia this time is a flagship smartphone with professional photography capabilities, which is suitable for use as a daily driver by content creators. What is the ability like? See in full in this discussion.

Design and Specifications

Vivo X50 Pro comes with a design known as X-Class Design, whose goal is to present a sophisticated technology device that is also comfortable to hold. The back body of the Vivo X50 Pro is made of Glass material with a color known as Dual Tone Step.

The device that has an Alpha Gray color option has Power and Volume Up & Down buttons on the right side, with the top side having a microphone and the left side blank. On the bottom side, there is a SIM (Dual Nano SIM) tray, microphone, USB Type-C, and main speaker. While on the front, which is the position of the main screen, there is an earpiece located on the top bezel of the screen, as well as a selfie camera in the form of a punch hole with a diameter of 3.96 mm. And the back side is where the main camera, which is a 48MP Pro Quad Camera powered with Gimbal Stabilization Technology, is located, where the camera setup carries the eye-catching “The Big Eye” design.

Vivo X50 Pro has a 3D Curved Ultra O Screen with a large 6.56 ″ panel E3 AMOLED Display, 90 Hz refresh rate with 120 Hz sampling rate, “Full P3” color gamut, 2376 x 1080 pixels Full HD + resolution, brightness up to 1300 nits, and supports HDR10 and HDR10 +. On the screen, there is a fingerprint “sensor” known as Screen Touch ID.

The dimensions of the Vivo X50 Pro are 158.5 x 72.8 x 8.04 mm, weighing 181.5 grams, which are classified as thin and light considering the 4315mAh battery capacity, and the camera with a gimbal.

The main camera of the vivo X50 Pro is referred to as “48MP Pro Quad Camera powered with Gimbal Stabilization Technology” where the main lens consists of:

  • 48 MP (Custom Sony IMX598), 7P Lens, f / 1.6 with Gimbal Stabilization
  • 13 MP Portait Camera, f / 2.5, 2x Optical Zoom, OIS
  • 8 MP 60x Hyper Zoom, f / 3.4, 5x Optical Zoom, up to 60x Digital Zoom
  • 8 MP Super Wide-Angle & Super Macro Camera, f / 2.2 (FOV 120 °, macro up to 2.5 cm), OIS

Meanwhile, the main camera recording capabilities of the Vivo X50 Pro are up to 4K @ 60, 4K @ 30, 1080p @ 60, 1080p @ 30, 720p @ 60, and 720p @ 30; and Slow Motion up to 1080p @ 120, 720p @ 240, and 720p @ 120.

Why is it called Gimbal Stabilization Technology? Vivo explained that the Vivo X50 Pro, which is the first smartphone to use this technology with mass-production status, uses a double ball structure, with triple axis rotation, which offers Five-Axis Video Stabilization. The way this technology works is that when the gyro detects a movement, a signal will be sent to the system to adjust the position of the camera to compensate for the movement. The camera modes that take advantage of this technology include:

  • Extreme Night Vision
  • Astro Mode
  • Super Stable Motion Pictures
  • Pro Sports Mode
  • Motion Video gimbal
  • Motion AF Tracking

As for the selfie camera, the Vivo X50 Pro carries a 32MP Front Camera in the form of a small diameter punch hole, with a resolution of 32 MP f / 2.45 and is capable of recording 1080p @ 30 or 720p @ 30 quality video.

The main kitchen of the Vivo X50 Pro consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with a 7nm fabrication, 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. This device carries a 4315mAh battery capacity with 33W vivo FlashCharge 2.0 support, and runs on FunTouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10.

The sensors owned by this device are complete with gyro sensors, security features consisting of Screen Touch ID and face unlock, to complete connectivity with 4G and 5G ready (will be unlocked when 5G is officially available in Indonesia), Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as NFC Multifunction which can be useful for keycard / access card emulation and standard uses such as reading information on smart cards and top ups.

Sales package:

  • Vivo X50 Pro unit
  • 33W vivo FlashCharge 2.0
  • USB Type C cable
  • 3.5mm USB Type C to Audio converter
  • Headset (with 3.5mm audio jack)
  • Case
  • SIM tray ejector
  • Document package

Performance Test

To test the performance of the Vivo X50 Pro, as usual we use a set of benchmarks that we often use when trying to test the overall performance of a smartphone. The benchmarks we are using this time consist of AnTuTu, Geekbench, GFXBench, and 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme.

Gaming Test

In addition to testing its performance using the benchmark set we have determined, we also tested the Vivo X50 Pro when it is used to play games that are quite popular and relatively heavy compared to other games. This time, we are using the following games with certain configurations to see how smoothly the Vivo X50 Pro can play it.

  • PUBGM (Unlock: HDR - Extreme): 60 fps
  • Honkai Impact 3 (High - 60 fps - Effect Off): 45 fps +, drop to 28 fps in heavy scenes
  • FF XV PE (Medium): 60 fps
  • PES 2020 (Standard - 60 fps): 45 fps, it should be more than this, but during testing, somehow we only get stable at this number

Camera Results

Carrying a 48MP Pro Quad Camera powered with Gimbal Stabilization Technology, the main camera of the Vivo X50 Pro offers professional photography-style photo capture results and quality. Here we present some sample photos that we took using the Vivo X50 Pro.

Not to forget, here we present the results and quality of the photos that we captured using the front camera of the Vivo X50 Pro which has a resolution of 32 MP.

Battery Test

The next test, we will see how long the battery life of the vivo X50 Pro which has a capacity of 4315mAh, as well as how long it takes to recharge.

On the 1080p quality video playback test, the Vivo X50 Pro can last up to 20 hours 50 minutes.

In the 30 minute usage test for gaming, we also got the following data:

  • PUBGM (Smooth - Extreme): reduced 5% - 6% in 30 minutes
  • FF VX PE (Medium): reduced 6% - 7% in 30 minutes

While the battery recharge test, the Vivo X50 Pro takes 1 hour 3 minutes to be recharged, being able to recharge up to 50% in 23 minutes.
Realm C15 Review: Cheap HP, Big Battery

Realm C15 Review: Cheap HP, Big Battery


Realme Indonesia has just announced the presence of a smartphone for their latest entry-level class which also complements their C series line, namely Realme C15. This device is the best choice for smartphones at the price of Rp. 2 million from realm, with a large battery and is the first to be marketed globally in Indonesia.

This Realme C15 is the first to be presented for the C series, where apart from having a large 6000mAh battery with a charging speed of 18W, it is also the first time to use a Quad Camera configuration and offers a large internal storage option at 128 GB for the C series which is the entry series- level from realme.

Design and Specifications

Realme C15 carries a Mini Drop Full Screen screen design with a rear body design called Geometric Gradient Design, with a textured printed plastic material that makes it more unique and comfortable to hold because it minimizes the presence of fingerprints. The frame is made of plastic as well, and has Marine Blue and Seagull Silver color options with the device dimensions of 164.4 x 75.9 x 9.8mm and a weight of 209gr.

On the right side of the smartphone, there is a Power button and a Volume button, with the left side a non-hybrid SIM card slot so that users can put 2 SIM cards and 1 microSD card at once. On the upper side, there are no buttons or ports whatsoever, and on the lower side is the position for the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, microUSB port, and main speaker.

The front side, of course, is a screen with a size of 6.5 ″ HD + resolution (720 x 1600 pixels), where there is a selfie camera and an earpiece on the side of the top bezel for receiving calls. And the rear body is where the Quad Camera, LED Flash, Fingerprint sensor and realme logo are located.

The kitchen runway of the C15 realm uses MediaTek Helio G35 with a 12nm fabrication, using 8 cores of Cortex A53 2.3 Ghz, with the Realme C15 device that we tested this time having 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Realme C15 has two other RAM / storage options consisting of 3 GB / 64 GB and 4 GB / 128 GB. The battery capacity is 6000mAh with a charging speed of up to 18W.

The main camera which consists of a Quad Camera has a sensor with a Wide 13 MP resolution, f / 2.2, PDAF + Ultra-wide Angle 8MP, f / 2.25, FOV 119 ° + Black & White 2 MP, f / 2.4 + Retro Lens 2MP, f /2.4 Aperture, while selfie camera has 8 MP resolution. The camera on the C15 realm can record up to 1080p quality at 30 FPS.

This device runs with realme UI based on Android 10, has sufficient sensors even though it doesn't have a hardware gyro but is software based, then supports 4G connectivity, 2.4 GHz WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.0. In addition to a security system in the form of a fingerprint sensor, Realme C15 also uses the Face Unlock feature as extra security.

The sales package itself is complete, consisting of:

  • Realme C15 unit
  • Screen Protector is installed
  • 18W charger (9V 2A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Document
  • Sim Ejector
  • Soft case

Performance Test

To test the overall performance of the Realm C15, we used a benchmark set that we generally use when we want to see the performance of a smartphone device. Broadly speaking, the performance of the C15 realm is likely not much different from the C11 realm, due to the use of the same SoC.

Gaming Test

In general, an entry-level smartphone like the Realm C15 will not be as optimal as a mid-range or premium smartphone when playing games. But there is nothing wrong if we test playing games using Realme C15 for a number of popular game applications.

PUBGM on realme C15 by default only has an option up to Smooth - Medium, where it was found that Realme C15 could run at 24-26 FPS. Then when trying to unlock with Smooth - Extreme, where we get 30-48 FPS. Unfortunately, this configuration is indeed unstable so it would be better if playing PUBGM on Realme C15 only using the lower option, or Medium. The gyro on PUBGM can also run, but it makes the gaming experience not smooth so it's better to turn it off when you want to play.

For gaming tests with Free Fire, the configuration is right-aligned, you can get an average of 30 FPS, with an occasional drop to 24 FPS and the maximum that can be obtained is up to 38 FPS.

Camera Test

Carrying a Quad Camera with two sensors that are unique to the C15 realm, the device is still quite capable of capturing high-quality photos with “filters” that can be used directly through the B&W sensor and its Retro lens. For examples of photos from the main camera and selfies, you can see the following:

Battery Test

With a capacity of 6000mAh and a charging speed of up to 18W, we have high hopes for this smartphone in testing its battery life.

In the Video Playback test, we got a record to last up to 36 hours 25 minutes, the most durable that ever been tested by Jagat Gadget when it beat the record of the realm C11.

Meanwhile, for the charging speed test, the C15 realm is able to charge up to 50% in 1 hour 3 minutes. However, it still takes a long time to fully recharge, which is about 3 hours 11 minutes. This result is better than the Realm C11 which only has a charging speed of 10W, but in order not to waste a long time, it's a good idea to recharge the battery while left sleeping if it is not going to be used in the near future.

Conclusion and Price

Realme C15, it must be admitted, is still somewhat "behind" if you look at the basic specifications that still use the Helio G35 for a price range of Rp. 2 million. But with this very high battery life capability, Realme C15 is suitable for use by online motorcycle taxis or those who do not need a smartphone with high multi-tasking, but only need a very durable battery to use.

Realme C15 is officially sold in Indonesia at a price:

3GB / 64 GB USD 134
4 GB / 64 GB USD 147.41
4 GB / 128 GB USD 167.52
Full Review of Black Shark 3: Cheapest & Fastest 5G Gaming Mobile

Full Review of Black Shark 3: Cheapest & Fastest 5G Gaming Mobile


Black Shark released its newest gaming smartphone in mid 2020. Snapdragon 865 Flagship SoC, 8GB RAM, Shark Space 3.0, Master Touch 3.0, 90Hz Amoled Screen, and 5G, will make the gaming experience on this smartphone even more enjoyable, and ready for the future.

On this occasion, we also tested his ability to play games, and there are many games that we tested this time. What are the results like? see our review until the end.

Design and Specifications

Black Shark 3 has a Console Holding Symmetry design, with a choice of Midnight Black colors that were present on our test table this time. The rear body has a material that is a combination of glass and metal, and the frame or frame is metal. The dimensions are 168.7 x 77.3 x 10.4 mm and weigh 222 grams.

On the right side is the Shark Space button, Power button, and microphone, while on the top side is a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the left side, there is a SIM card slot and Volume button, and on the bottom side is a USB Type-C port and a micrphone.

The camera on the back of the smartphone consists of a three camera setup equipped with an LED flash, the Black Shark logo which can be set to light up which colors and effects, and a magnetic pin to place 14W magnetic wireless charging which is sold separately. While on the main screen, there is a selfie camera and front facing speaker.

The screen size of the Black Shark 3 is 6.67 inches with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels FHD + and a ratio of 20: 9. The panel itself already uses AMOLED, DCI-P3, Delta E <1, 90Hz refresh rate with MEMC Technology. To fully support it as a gaming smartphone, Black Shark 3 has Touch Reporting Rate 270Hz with Brightness up to 500 nits. The screen also has TUV Rheinland VDE certification to be able to better protect the eyes of its users, is equipped with In-Display Fingerprint and has Master Touch 3.0 which consists of 3 Pressure sensors and has a pressure area of ​​more than 48%

The main specifications themselves use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 4720mAh battery capacity that supports 65W Hyper Charge. Black Shark 3 runs on JOYUI 11 based on Android 10.

Shark Space 3.0, which is an assistive feature for the gaming experience of its users, can be activated easily using the dedicated Shark Space button located on the right side of the smartphone. Shark Space also functions to manage various configurations of each game that you want to play more easily, equipped with complete supporting features.

Black Shark 3 has more than enough sensors for everyday use and gaming, such as the accelerometer sensor, light sensor, orientation, proximity, gyro, and so on. And the connectivity itself is 5G ready, which is automatically included in its Snapdragon 865 SoC, equipped with Wi-Fi 6 2.4 / 5 GHz, Dual-X Antenna, and Bluetooth 5.0. Unfortunately, Black Shark 3 is not equipped with NFC.

The main camera which consists of three cameras each has a resolution of 64 MP Super Clear Camera f / 1.8 + 13 MP ultra-wide Snapper f / 2.25 + 5 MP Bokeh f / 2.2. While the selfie camera has a 20 MP sensor with f / 2.2 openings and Fixed Focus. The main camera is capable of recording video up to 4K 60 fps quality, and recording Slow Motion video up to 1920 fps. And for the selfie camera, it can record 1080p quality videos at 30 fps.

The sales package of the official Black Shark 3 is quite complete, equipped with the following:

  • 1 unit of Black Shark 3
  • 66W charger adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector
  • documents and guides
  • soft case
  • Black Shark sticker

Performance Tests

After discussing the specifications in full, now we will enter into smartphone testing using the benchmark set that we generally use. The tests consist of AnTuTu 7, AnTuTu 8 which we will provide a comparison using Fun Cooler and not, Geekbench 4, Geekbench 5, 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme, and GFXBench.

Gaming Test

Because it bears the name "smartphone gaming", of course for this test, we tried dozens of different types of games to play using Black Shark 3. We configure all games using Ludicrous Mode where the limits on performance and temperature are maximized. In order not to overheat, we use the additional cooler Fun Cooler Pro, which is included in the Black Shark 3 sales package.

The games we used for this test were as follows:

  • Asphalt 9
  • Fornite
  • Dragon Raja
  • Black Desert Mobile
  • Arena of Valor
  • Bang Dream
  • PES 2020
  • Rockman X Dive
  • Call of Duty
  • Shadow Gun Legends
  • Subway Surfers
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Real Racing 3
  • Honkai Impact 3
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition
  • Sonic Dash 2
  • Vainglory

Battery Test

The next test is a test of battery life, with the first test using PUBGM playing at 60 fps and 90 fps for 30 minutes. As a result, battery life is reduced by 9% at 60 fps, and by 13% at 90 fps. For charging, Black Shark 3 supports 66W Hyper Charge, and interestingly, it only takes 40 minutes to recharge the battery from 3% to 100% full.

Working Temperature

After performance and battery testing, the next test is to measure its working temperature by running the CPU Throttling application for 30 minutes. The result, using Fun Cooler Pro or not, has almost the same results. There is no throttling, with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees Celsius when not using the Fun Cooler Pro. Meanwhile, if you use Fun Cooler Pro, the temperature will be a maximum of 73 degrees Celsius.

For surface temperature using FlirONE, without Fun Cooler Pro, the screen temperature shows a maximum number of 49 degrees Celsius with the rear body around 48-50 degrees Celsius. While using the Fun Cooler Pro, the smartphone gets cooler with a screen temperature of around 33-36 degrees Celsius, and the back near the CPU area is only around 20 degrees Celsius.

Price

The selling price for the Black Shark 3 is USD $777.59