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Monday, August 19, 2019

A Likeable Smartphone With a Baffling Price Tag

During its Google I/O 2019 keynote in Mountain View, the company has finally put to rest all the mystery and confusion surrounding its mid-range Pixel 3a smartphone. Pixel 3a is finally out from under the wraps and yeah, the leaks were all true. Google has packed its flagship cameras in a more affordable offering, giving you the perks and features that we have previously seen only at a higher price point.

With a mid-range chipset, which isn’t as powerful as the Snapdragon 800-series chipsets, there has been a lot of chatter about how the cameras on the Pixel 3a will perform and if they’ll be able to carry forward the legacy set forth the Pixel 3 lineup. Well, we’re here to explore just that, taking a look at whether Google’s claims about offering a flagship-grade camera experience at an affordable price are true or not:
Pixel 3a Camera Specs

Before we take a look at some camera samples, let’s get the specifications of the Pixel 3a out of the way. The Pixel 3a features a 12.2MP (f/1.8) rear camera and it’s the same Sony IMX363 sensor that the flagship Pixel 3 comes with. There’s an 8MP (f/2.0) selfie camera, with an 84-degree field of vision and EIS, onboard as well.

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Google hasn’t skipped on any camera features with Pixel 3a, using its computational photography algos to offer everything from Photobooth to its much-hyped Night Sight feature to users.

Talking about my brief experience with the camera app, well, it’s the same interface and features that not just Pixel users – but GCam mod users are also well-acquainted with. It runs smoothly on the Pixel 3a, with zero shutter lag and performance woes. And what’s even impressive is that the phone processes the pictures captured within the same time as one expects on the Pixel 3.

Google may have taken price-cutting measures for the design and internal specs, but it hasn’t made any compromises with the camera experience. I certainly admire Google’s focus on the same, so without further ado, let’s check out some camera samples:

Note: We’ve resized the camera samples attached below to not burden the website and affect your viewing experience, but you can check out full-res samples using this Google Drive link.
Pixel 3a: Daylight Samples

Well, let me start off by telling you that the moment I got my hands on the Pixel 3a the only thing I wanted to do was check out its camera and see how it compared to the one device that it has derived its camera from – the Pixel 3. I did exactly that and you’ll see Pixel 3a camera samples, alongside the Pixel 3 samples that I captured below.

Let me not drag this out and say that pictures clicked from the Pixel 3a look almost exactly the same as the Pixel 3. The samples below are so close in image quality that you will most likely not be able to tell the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a pictures apart. The daylight samples are well-detailed and sharp, with good color accuracy and high dynamic range.

Check out some of the camera samples we’ve captured over the past two days right here:
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Pixel 3a: Lowlight Samples

Well, the camera performance in daylight situations carries forward to low-light situations as well. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 are neck-to-neck, as you can see in the camera samples attached below, but there are a couple of pictures where I think that the Pixel 3 is better than the mid-range smartphone.

Pixel 3 handles the highlights and shadow better than Pixel 3a’s camera in low-light, still having the same camera experience for half the price isn’t half-bad. Check out samples captured by Sharun right here:
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Pixel 3a: Night Sight Samples

Even though Huawei P30 Pro now has Night Sight beat in the low-light department, we obviously still appreciate Google making this highly praised feature available on Pixel 3a. Night Sight, for those who don’t know, takes a 5-6 second burst shot to enable users to capture photos in dimly-lit conditions.

Night Sight was first introduced with the flagship Pixel 3 smartphone and well, Pixel 3a delivers the exact same experience as you can see in the samples attached below. The pictures captured via Night Sight are sharper, more detailed, and of course, brightly-lit compared to its counterparts.
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Pixel 3a: Selfies and Portraits

Even the selfies and portraits captured with the Pixel 3a are awesome and I love how the pictures have turned out. The Pixel 3a is giving you the same flagship camera experience that Google promised, with the samples being pretty sharp, detailed, and with colors that are lifelike.

The portraits, on the other hand, have excellent edge detection, which you can yourself check out in Sharun’s photo at the top, but its background blur seems too strong for my liking. It helps differentiate the subject from the surroundings, which is great though. If you’ve been waiting to check out the camera samples, go on:
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If you’re looking for more selfie and portrait camera samples, well, don’t worry I got you covered:
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Pixel 3a: Video Recording

Finally, talking about the video recording capabilities of the Pixel 3a, well, they’re on par with its flagship sibling as well. The rear camera supports up to 4K video recording at 30 frames per second with OIS and EIS in tow. You can for yourself see in the video sample attached below that the footage is pretty stabilized and the Pixel 3a is quick to focus too.

The color reproduction is pretty great as well, including the selfie videos, which support 1080p recording at 30 FPS with EIS in tow. Rupesh can be seen in the sample attached below, showing that the recording is stabilized and the audio recorded from the onboard microphone is great as well.

SEE ALSO – Pixel 3a First Impressions: A Likeable Smartphone With a Baffling Price Tag
Pixel 3a Camera Review: It’s Nothing Short of a Pixel Experience

Google is banking heavily on the camera prowess of its mid-range Pixel 3a and basically offering you a flagship-grade experience at an affordable price. Well, the pricing is more affordable internationally as compared to the Indian market, but users who have always wanted a Pixel device, with the best cameras and a stock experience, they now have the perfect smartphone available to them.

If you’re looking for the best camera experience in the sub-Rs 40,000 segment then the Pixel 3a will be the perfect pick for you. What are your thoughts on the Pixel 3a’s camera experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  Google I/O 2019 is currently underway and the biggest announcement of the developer conference, apart from Android Q, is finally out of the way. The highly-anticipated mid-range smartphones from Google, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, have been officially launched during the keynote announcement and they’re exactly what we expected them to be. Google was kind enough to loan us the Clearly White variant of the smaller Pixel 3a and I’ve been playing around with it for the past couple of days. This is my first time using a Snapdragon 670 chipset-powered smartphone, so I was skeptical of the performance on the daily but you’ll soon know how it turned out to be. The cameras were another major area which I wanted to focus on while using the device to see if they’re on par with the flagship Pixels. So, here’s my first impression of what could be the saving grace for Google’s hardware division:
Pixel 3a: Specifications

Starting off, let’s first take a quick look at the key specifications of the Pixel 3a and then move forward with talking about our initial impressions of this mid-range smartphone.
Dimensions    151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm
Weight    147 grams
Display    5.6-inch FHD+ (2220 x 1080) gOLED
Processor    Snapdragon 670
RAM    4GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage    64GB
Rear Camera    12.2MP (f/1.8) Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363
Front Camera    8MP (f/2.0)
Operating System    Android 9 Pie
Connectivity    Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Google Cast, USB-C
Sensors    Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Active Edge, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Barometer, Android Sensor Hub
Battery    3,000mAh
Colors    Just Black, Clearly White
Pixel 3a: Design & Build

Starting off with the design, I know what you’re all thinking, it looks exactly like the smaller Pixel 3. It has the same two-tone finish on the back, the same bezel-full front, and the same color variants as well, but there are a few key differences. First of all, the Pixel 3a doesn’t boast a glass design and that’s understandable. Instead, Google has used polycarbonate, which is basically plastic, and the smartphone does not seem cheap to the touch. The rear panel is quite similar to the Pixel 3. This too has the matte finish on the bottom half of the back, which feels great and a glossy finish on the upper half.

    To be honest, this definitely does not seem like a cheap phone and is pretty appealing

Google has done a great job to offer you a good-looking smartphone, unlike the slew of plastic phones out there which scratch super easily. Our Pixel 3a has no scratches until now, and I’d love it if the back panel stays the same. The rounded back panel also does make it comfortable to grip the device and use it single-handedly. Anyway, another key difference is the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack onboard. Rejoice, the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack. This is the first Pixel smartphone since the original Pixel to feature the same and I appreciate Google’s thoughtfulness here. It only adds to the user experience instead of taking away from it. Apart from that, Pixel 3a design features the usual buttons (especially the colored power button), a USB-C port at the bottom, and a pretty fast fingerprint scanner on the back. I am disappointed with the lack of an IP rating on the Pixel 3a, in addition to the massive bezels. pixel 3a ports I mean, there’s no Pixel 3XL-esque hideous notch here, which is great, but the bezels make the device look outdated in 2019. It’s a little disappointing, to say the least, however, you’ll get the front firing speaker, along with a speaker at the bottom to offer users a stereo sound experience, so I have no complaints.
Pixel 3a: Display

The Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch OLED display and it’s said to be a gOLED display, which the time of writing this story is not known to be any different than any other OLED displays available on the market, but I believe it should be Google’s fancy term for some technology that they’ve baked in to finally fix their display performance. The gOLED display on board delivers punchy colors, beautiful blacks, and yes, you get the always-on display feature, which I really like, in tow as well. In my brief usage, I feel that the OLED display on Pixel 3a is better than the display on the Pixel 3 XL. Not only are the colors better, but the viewing angles on the Pixel 3a’s display are also way better too. I mean, these photos look almost the same, colorwise, on both the phones, but if I slightly tilt both the phones, see how the color just dulls away on the Pixel 3 XL’s display. So, I guess, gOLED does bring a difference to the Pixel 3a lineup and you can check it out in our video attached towards the end.
Pixel 3a: Performance

Though the design here is pretty similar to the Pixel 3, the major difference between the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 is the chipset on board. Pixel 3a is powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (same are the specs of Pixel 3a XL, which was earlier rumored to feature the Snapdragon 710 chipset). Yes, pretty modest specs for a Pixel phone, but it is what it is, and well, it shows in the benchmark figures. The Snapdragon 670 is obviously no match to the flagship chipsets, and it lags behind even the Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 710 chipsets, which have been employed in more budget-friendly phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro. So yeah, it’s not the most powerful processor, but when it comes to real-world usage, I have no major qualms in the user experience department. The multi-tasking has been pretty decent, memory management has been okay too in my brief time, but few minor frame drops in UI here and there makes me a little wary of whether the device would be able to stand the test of time. As for gaming, PUBG Mobile by default runs on high graphics setting, which is definitely great and I like the fact that the gameplay on high settings has been good enough. It’s definitely playable, as well as quite enjoyable, at high settings. Look, the Pixel 3a won’t win the numbers game. There are smartphones such as the Poco F1, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the Realme 3 Pro, which have more powerful chipsets that boast of higher benchmark scores, but we all know what the Pixel 3a is offering: the Pixel software experience and the Pixel cameras. We’re going to focus on these two next.
Pixel 3a: User Experience

The Pixel 3a comes with Android 9 Pie on board and it’s the Pixel experience we all love. There’s the Pixel launcher, which is nice and clean. There’s the gesture navigation from Android Pie, which grows on you once you start using it regularly. There are other Android Pie features like Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing, and more on board as well. pixel 3a usage In addition, there are obviously some Pixel-exclusive features too, like the Active Edge, which lets you squeeze the phone to launch Google Assistant, an unlimited high-quality storage option in Google Photos, Now Playing (which displays songs playing around you right on the lock screen), and more, but the problem is that the more exciting features such as call screening, Google Maps AR, they are all not available in India. Putting that aside, the software experience here is great and I prefer it because I’m a sucker for new features. Pixel 3a will be among the first phones to get the latest and greatest of Google features, the latest Android Q updates and security patches too, so that’s something noteworthy. Not a whole lot of phone makers can boast of the same.
Pixel 3a: Flagship-worthy Cameras

Pixel 3a first impressions: a likeable smartphone with a baffling price tag Moving on, the one thing that I like the most about the Pixel 3a is that it doesn’t skip on camera features. It has all the camera features you see on the flagship Pixel series. Now, before I talk about them, let me get the specs out of the way. The Pixel 3a has a 12.2MP (f/1.8) rear camera, and it’s the same Sony IMX 363 sensor that the Pixel 3 features. There’s no dual selfie lenses onboard here but instead, a single 8MP (f/2.0) sensor in tow. As I said, Pixel 3a has all the goodness of the Pixel 3’s camera app too, but there’s a new Time Lapse feature, which will go live soon and lets you capture some beautiful timelapse videos. pixel 3a camera UI There are also other camera features, like Night Sight, so you can take well-lit photos in the dark. There’s Photobooth that lets you take photos with a smile or a kiss. Playground, where you can try out various Playmojis, like the Avengers Playmojis. Yeah, it’s all pretty cool. But, I know what you’re wondering- how is the camera performance of the Pixel 3a? Well, in short, it’s fantastic. Photos from the Pixel 3a are sharp and detailed, be it in good or low-light conditions. Even the portrait mode photos are brilliant. Well, let me just put it this way as it would be simpler. Pixel 3a brings the same great camera performance from the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Yes, check out these camera samples:
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The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3XL that we’ve been testing take very similar photos and at times almost identical photos. We’ve compiled a detailed camera review of the Pixel 3a and we have even compared it to the Pixel 3 XL and S10e, Samsung’s budget flagship, so don’t forget to check it out right here. Now, it’s not only photos. The Pixel 3a also captures great videos just like the Pixel 3. So, there’s 4K at 30FPS support with OIS and EIS, and results have been great so far. There’s EIS on videos taken from the front camera too and we’ve talked more about it in our in-depth camera review. The Pixel 3a brings the same flagship camera performance from the Pixel 3, and well, it’s just amazing. This is something I was hoping for in the camera department, and the Pixel 3a delivers.
Pixel 3a: Battery

Lastly, there’s the battery and the Pixel 3a comes with a modest 3,000 mAh battery on board along with an 18W fast charger. Now, I had my doubts on the battery, but in our usage so far, we got a screen on time of more than 5 hours from the phone. The battery life has been pretty decent so far, but we will add more on the same in our complete review of the Pixel 3a. Also, since there’s an 18W USB PD 2.0 charger offered within the box, the Pixel 3a should charge fairly fast too.
Pixel 3a: Pricing Misses the Mark for Indian Market

Now that we’ve talked about how I feel about the Pixel 3a, let’s turn our attention to the one major thing that’s holding me back from recommending this device right off the bat. The pricing of the Pixel 3a is nothing to close what I expected. Pixel 3a has been priced at Rs 39,999 in India, whereas its elder sibling will retail at Rs 44,999. I’m really disappointed with the Indian pricing of the Pixel 3a and don’t want to delve too much into it. I feel the Pixel 3a could be a good buy internationally, but not in India. Look, I know the Pixel 3a has got a lot of things going for it. It brings a flagship camera, the much-loved Pixel software experience and an OLED display in a compact form factor. So, this is not a bad phone, per se, but the problem is India’s competitive phone market. There are phones out there with way powerful processors, more modern designs, and a larger battery, at half the price of the Pixel 3a. To be honest, I would’ve loved the phone had it been priced around the Rs 30,000 mark, even recommended it to users looking to get the best camera experience out of their phones, but at its current price, the Pixel 3a seems like another Pixel phone that could’ve been a lot more. This is my first impression of the Pixel 3a and it’s enough to tell me that I would only be recommending this phone if there’s a price cut in the coming months. What do you think about the Pixel 3a? Does it look like the mid-range you’d be willing to buy at the price it’s debuted at? Leave us with your opinions in the comments below.
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Perfect Pick for First-time Users!

Huawei P30 Pro, the Chinese phone maker’s newest flagship, has made its much-awaited India debut today at a hefty price of Rs 71,990. It is a powerful smartphone which stacks up well against the myriad of flagships already available in the market. However, being a Huawei P-series smartphone means there’s a primary focus on one aspect and that’s the photography experience. The company always pulls an innovative camera feature from its hat each time and the P30 Pro is no different.

This flagship is being touted to have some of the best cameras ever on a smartphone, so we put it to the test, checked out each and every camera feature of Huawei P30 Pro, and here’s what I think about its cameras:
Huawei P30 Pro Camera Specs

Before we dive into my experience with the Huawei P30 Pro’s cameras, let’s take a quick look at the camera specs and features.

The smartphone comes laden with a quad-camera module on the rear, which is a step up from its previous flagships – the P20 Pro or Mate 20 Pro. The camera setup still sports a primary 40MP sensor, but it has been upgraded with the inclusion of RYYB Bayer color filter array to capture 40% more light and bump the maximum ISO rating to 409600. It’s now termed as a SuperSpectrum sensor.

The second sensor on board is a 20MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor with over 120-degrees field-of-vision, which is becoming a staple in devices launching these days. And finally, we have the most valuable addition to the lot, an 8MP (f/3.4) periscope/telephoto camera that can capture photos at 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid SuperZoom, and a mind-boggling 50x digital zoom as well.

Finally, there’s a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor on the right of the triple camera setup, below the flash and temperature sensors. This will allow the smartphone to capture more depth information, enhancing the portrait and night shots, plus helping in AR applications in the future. You can read more about the quad-camera module right here, but let’s talk about the camera app in brief.

The native camera app baked into the Huawei P30 Pro is feature-laden and complex. Yes, the camera app is quite intricate and you’ll probably need some time to discover and get used to all the extra features, such as slow-mo, light painting, silky water, super macro, and the Aperture mode. The app is snappy, the shutter speed is great, and there’s a Pro mode on board as well, so camera enthusiasts can be merry!

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Now that we’ve gotten everything else out of the way, let’s take a look at some samples captured using the Huawei P30 Pro:

Note: The camera samples captured with Huawei P30 Pro need to be embraced in all their glory, so we have attached links to full-resolution photos for each category. You’ll be able to check out the details in each picture and form an opinion of your own as well.
Huawei P30 Pro: Daylight Samples

The pictures captured from the Huawei P30 Pro in broad daylight are some of the best I have ever seen from a smartphone camera, right at the top next to the Pixel 3. I clicked more than I can imagine, so did Rupesh, and we reached on a common conclusion that Huawei has seriously stepped up its game with its latest flagship.

The Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro already captured some amazing pictures, however, the upgraded rear camera setup on the P30 Pro improves on its shortcomings. Huawei is finally giving up on over-sharpening its pictures, but there’s surely some AI-backed over-saturation still in place. The dynamic range of the device is pretty high, the details have been preserved even when zooming in, and there’s no major complaints. I started liking the involvement of AI in the process over time as it made the clicks more social media-ready.
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    Ultra Wide Angle Samples

The Huawei P30 Pro also includes an ultra wide-angle rear camera, as you might already have read in the specifications above. It has a field-of-view of more than 120-degrees & that can help you capture some breath-taking shots, especially that of a skyline, sunrise, marketplace, or whatever you can possibly imagine.

After begging phone makers to follow LG’s suit for years, it’s now that they’re picking up the ultra wide-angle camera to be a prominent attraction for their multi-camera modules. There’s another flagship, the Galaxy S10 Plus with an equally capable sensor of the same kind as the P30 Pro, so we pit them against each other and captured a multitude of ultra wide-angle pictures in both day and night situations:
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The ultra wide-angle photos clicked from both the Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei P30 Pro are pretty good and I was surprised to see the latter match up to the former. While I adore the wider FOV of the Galaxy S10, P30 Pro isn’t too far behind or maybe it was intentional on Huawei’s part to not go overboard as the Galaxy S10 whose pictures have a slight fish-eye effect at the edges in most cases.

The samples from both the smartphones can be shared on social media – with the color reproduction of the Galaxy S10 pictures being slightly saturated as compared to the P30 Pro, which produces more detailed shots and you can even read addresses on billboards using samples from the same. Check out the full-res images on Google Drive and don’t forget to zoom in.
Huawei P30 Pro: Zoom in Close!

“If you want to go to the moon; I’ll take you there, baby zoom” sings DNCE frontman Joe Jonas and it’s probably the most ideal way to describe the insane zooming capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro. This is the first-ever smartphone to carry a periscope camera setup and it brings in tow amazing, never-seen-before zoom capabilities.

The telephoto camera itself has 5x optical zoom capability baked in, which is better than the 3x optical zoom on the P20 Pro, but the prism module inside allows it to capture 10x hybrid zoom pictures. Then there’s the 50x that open more possibilities for smartphone photography, making you want to pull out your phone and check how far you can see – which has been the case with me over the past week.

And since the moon didn’t make an appearance in Delhi over the past couple of days, we had to settle with the camera samples attached below. I ain’t waiting around and putting forth my best 50x zoom picture I’ve captured to date first.

Here you can see a building with an autumn tree in the first picture, let’s zoom and you would see two birds perched on a branch in the second picture. The third photo focuses upon the bird perched on the top, and you can check out the fourth 50z picture yourself. Get ready to be amazed though!
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There’s a common denominator in all these pictures and you will notice it in the camera samples we attach below as well. The 50x zoom picture isn’t the sharpest and detail, of course, is lacking as compared to other zoom samples. This is because the subjects for your 50x zoom pictures are quite far away and even though there’s dual OIS onboard, you’ll still need to keep your hand really stable or use a tripod to get the best result.

I mean, you can see the colors of the bird’s feathers in the photo above and it’s perched really far away, so what more do you need. Here are some more 5x, 10x, and 50x zoom samples to show off this mind-boggling feature of the Huawei P30 Pro:
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Though the 50x digital zoom feature is simply astonishing and can help you catch a glimpse of things that may not be visible to the naked eye from that distance, it falters in low light. There’s a ton of noise in the 50x low-light pictures and even though you’ll make out what’s shown in the frame, it won’t truly be usable for sharing on social media or with peers. Here’s an example:
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You can check the full-res samples from above using this Google Drive link. However, if you want to check out more camera samples and see how the zoom capabilities on the P30 Pro compare to other popular flagships, including the iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3 XL, and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, then check out our YouTube video on the same right here:

Huawei P30 Pro: Night-time Magic

I bet you have already seen the magic of the 40MP SuperSpectrum sensor in low-light situations on Twitter and a number of publications are drooling over the samples. Well, there’s no point hiding the fact that I’ve been doing the same since I got my hands on Huawei’s latest flagship and you can find some samples to prove the same:
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The one thing you would’ve easily noticed in these low-light photos is that all of them are brightly lit. They don’t exactly look the same as the scene that my eyes might have percieved, thanks to the increased intake of light, but it makes the pictures look stunning. And if you think details are lost in the process and the pictures would be soft, well, take a closer peek as that isn’t the case.

I mean, the enhanced state of low-light photography does give more users a longing for similar features in their smartphone but one important question still remains – what if I want to capture my surroundings in its true form instead of having my smartphone’s AI blow up the saturation and light?

    Huawei P30 Pro vs Google Pixel 3 XL

Apart from solo captures, it goes without saying that you have to compare the low-light performance of the Huawei P30 Pro to the smartphone camera king – Pixel 3. The Night Sight completely changed our perception towards low-light photography and P30 Pro is here to further redefine low-light captures with its new SuperSpectrum sensor.

In the samples that follow, I am going to show you how the P30 Pro’s cameras perform against the Pixel 3 XL and its impressive Night Sight technology in low-light and totally dark scenarios. Talking about the latter first, well, the photos captured using the default mode on Pixel 3 are an almost accurate representation of what our eyes see.

The Night Sight, however, gathers light and gives you a brighter picture that makes the subject pronounced but with a lot of noise and the details being soft. The color profile is decent, but take a look at the Huawei P30 Pro samples to find these shortcomings to be fixed.
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The P30 Pro captures low-light photos with a ton of detail and a color profile that’s slightly cooler than the Pixel via the default ‘Auto’ mode. You don’t need to jump into Night mode to get some amazing results, which you can zoom in and view the intricacies of a subject – be it a figure or architectural marvel. You can check some of our camera samples right here:
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As you can see in the pictures attached below, the Huawei P30 Pro hands-down beats the Pixel 3 in auto mode captures. On the other hand, the Night Sight pictures (in the middle) capture a lot more light and the colors look saturated but there’s much noise and details seems to be soft as compared to the P30 Pro. The P30 Pro offers a more accurate shot in low-light conditions in auto-mode – that too with better color reproduction and an ample amount of detail.
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The samples attached above, which you can view in full-resolution on Google Drive right here, show off how a change in the Bayer filter makes it possible for the Huawei P30 Pro the power to see in the dark. The Chinese giant has thrown a challenge out to each and every phone maker, especially Google, and Rupesh is certainly right in saying that Night Sight has just been destroyed by the P30 Pro

    What I Call Galaxy (not the S10)

I know the aforementioned comparison already has you captivated, but wait till you see what I’ve been calling the ‘Galaxy’ images. Huawei CEO Richard Yu, at the P30 Pro Paris launch event, showed off a photo of the starry night captured using the default mode on the smartphone at Namibia desert (picture above) and I couldn’t control my excitement.

While I have tested out a myriad of smartphone cameras, I had never seen anything like this before and badly wanted to capture a similar photograph here in Delhi. Thus, began Mission Galaxy, a sample for which I shared on Twitter, but here’s one of the best clicks:

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I would like to apologize beforehand for the not-so-clear look at the stars as I didn’t find the time to travel to a location with significantly low light pollution and captured all these pictures right from my home’s terrace. There’s some obvious banding and the light from the structures below is seeping into the frame, but you can still see the stars shining around that cellphone tower. Most of the stars were not visible to my naked eye and made an appearance only on the P30 Pro’s viewfinder – making me smile and wanting to click more ‘Galaxy’ pictures.

I feel that the samples, which you can view in full-resolution on Google Drive right here, turned out pretty decent and show off another facet of the low-light capabilities of the device. You can check out some more “Galaxy” camera samples right here:
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    Night Mode – Do You Even Need it?

We have already got a taste of P30 Pro’s camera prowess in low-light, as well as totally dark scenarios. The smartphone is able to let in more light and capture great photos at night from the default “Auto” mode. The results are comparable to or sometimes better than the ‘Night Sight’ on Pixel 3. I mean, you don’t even need to switch modes on your device to capture such pictures and it takes merely a couple of seconds.

So, the question which now arises is – do you even need the Night Mode on Huawei P30 Pro? It’s a mode that’s included in the camera app (also available on P20 Pro) and takes long-exposure shots, about 7-8 seconds, during which you need to hold the smartphone really stable, to capture brightly-lit and detailed photos in low-light.
P30 Pro Auto Mode
P30 Pro Night Mode

From my experience, the auto mode on the Huawei P30 Pro provides exceptionally good low-light pictures with a lot of detail, while the Night Mode bumps up the saturation and takes away some of the details in the process. The pictures captured in Night Mode are quite sharp as well and the final result tends to slightly better and shareable with peers.

So, yeah, you do need the night mode to intake more light and take even brighter shots when you’re not satisfied with the Auto mode.
Huawei P30 Pro: Selfies & Portraits

We have talked enough about the quad-rear camera module and there’s a 32MP selfie camera aboard the P30 Pro as well. I’m not really a selfie person but the pictures you get from this smartphone are pretty good, considering the high megapixel count, but the details are still slightly soft when you compare it to the Pixel 3 – as we’ve done below.
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Huawei P30 Pro

I’ll say that the color reproduction and skin tones are quite appropriate as well, with the blur around the subject in the background feeling natural and not too overpowering. The portraits captured from the rear camera are even better, with enhanced edge detection & more detail, meaning the TOF camera on board is doing its job well.
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Huawei P30 Pro: Video Recording

Huawei has included a myriad of camera features in the P30 Pro and you’ve already seen how each of them perform in real-life, however, video recordings appears to be one such segment where the company has me a little unsatisfied. This over Rs 70,000 smartphone offers you recording support up to 4K (UHD) but solely at 30fps. You have to bump down the resolution to 1080p to get 60fps support, which is a huge shortcoming in my book.

Speaking of the video quality, well, Huawei has baked dual-OIS into its camera hardware and it certainly shows in the samples attached above. The color reproduction is relatively good (a little on the saturated side but still good) but the stabilization is what takes the cake here for me. The videos are super smooth and stable for a hand-held video recording from a moving vehicle.

One of the highlights of the P30 Pro obviously is its low-light prowess and it trickles into your video department as well. The low-light videos are pretty decent, especially for yet another hand-held moving vehicle recording, but the quality isn’t particularly good. The samples attached below has life-like color reproduction but the details are really soft for any and all subjects in the frame.

    Extra Features

In addition to the traditional video shooting modes, Huawei also introduced some extra video modes with its Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship last year and well, they’re being carried forward with the P30 Pro. I’m really impressed with the edge detection, as well as real-time bokeh, that’s been applied during the ‘AI Background Blur’ mode video sample here:

There are times when the blur isn’t perfect and you can see some jagged edges or outer glow on my kurta, but I still think it’s great for casual users or YouTubers. I also like the fact that Huawei hasn’t given you the option to tweak the blur as you may toy around a little much with it to make the background blur look unnatural.

Another great video shooting mode available on the P30 Pro is AI Color, where the device intelligently singles out a colorful object in the frame and paints everything else in monochrome shades. In the video attached below, you can see that Sharun is colorful & the Beebom office in the background is painted in black and white.

Huawei P30 Pro: Super Macro

If you’re not too impressed with the zoom capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro and feel like the 50x digital zoom is just a gimmick, lend me an ear and check out another one of my favorite features – Super Macro. This features comfortably sits under the ‘More’ section in the camera app at the very bottom, but it’s also a highlight of this camera setup if you’re into clicking close-ups. You can check out our samples right here:
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The Super Macro mode on the P30 Pro also goes a step further from other smartphone cameras and includes up to 3x digital zoom, making it possible for you to get closer to objects. Though the 3x zoom pictures don’t have as much detail as the standard Super Macro pictures, the detail in the 3x picture is still really appreciable. See those hair on the feet of the spider or the cracks in the Ducati logo. It instantly makes a user go ‘wow’ and jaw drops to the ground when you see pictures like these.
Huawei P30 Pro Camera Review: What More Can You Ask For?

That wraps up our detailed camera review of the Huawei P30 Pro and I believe, you must have learned everything you need to know about the quad-camera module on this device. Huawei has yet again managed to push the boundary of mobile photography and the P30 Pro is the epitome of the best smartphone camera available in the market. Period.

Huawei P30 Pro’s camera capabilities, especially the zooming, AI+ToF-enhanced portraits, and dual-OIS-stabilized videos are something you wouldn’t find on any other smartphone right now. It does have its minor shortcomings here and there, but the overall quality has me stumped and begs me to use the camera more often.

What are your opinions on the Huawei P30 Pro’s quad-camera module? Do you think it is outright better than the Pixel 3 or not? You can check out all the full-res samples via this link right here and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. You can also share any camera-related queries you have down under and we’ll get back to you on the same. Xiaomi currently holds the pole position in the Indian smartphone market and it’s going to only further this lead, thanks to the introduction of the Redmi Note 7 series. It, however, also plans to capture the entry-level segment and the growing number of 4G users in the country by debuting its most-affordable smartphone to date – the Redmi Go.

I know, Redmi Go (Rs 4,499) isn’t the most exciting smartphone to launch in India in the previous month, but it’s going to be a boon for users looking to upgrade to a smartphone experience. That’s the audience Xiaomi is targetting with this handy smartphone, running Android Go Edition, packing a decent processor and dual-cameras.

Xiaomi lent us the blue variant of the Redmi Go and I’ve been using it as my daily driver over the last two weeks now and my experience has been quite satisfactory, except for a couple-odd issues. So, keep reading to know whether the Redmi Go is worth its Rs 4,499 price tag and if you should buy it or not:
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Specifications

Instead of diving straight into my thoughts on the Redmi Go, here’s a quick peek at some key specifications:
Dimensions    140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm
Weight    137 grams
Display    5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels; 296 ppi)
Processor    Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU    Adreno 308
RAM    1GB
Storage    8GB (Expandable up to 128GB)
Primary Camera    8 MP, Scene Recognition, Real-time filters
Secondary Camera    5 MP, Auto HDR, HD Calling support
Battery    3000 mAh
Operating System    Android Oreo (Go edition)
Colors    Black and Blue
Price    Rs. 4,499
Xiaomi Redmi Go: What’s in the Box

Xiaomi ships the Redmi Go in a familiar red cardboard box with the smartphone branding up-top. Digging in, you will first find the device sitting at the top, followed by all of your essential accessories tucked into the bottom. There’s no earphones or case bundled with the smartphone here, which is understandable at this price point.

redmi go unboxing

Here’s everything you will find inside the Redmi Go box:

    Redmi Go handset
    1x microUSB cable
    1x Charging adapter
    1x SIM ejector tool
    1x User manuals

Xiaomi Redmi Go: Design and Build

Right off the bat, Redmi Go’s design will remind you of older Xiaomi budget phones that boasted a polycarbonate build with a metallic finish. The Redmi Go has been launched in two color variants, black and blue, where we have the latter one and it looks shiny and vibrant than the former. The smartphone is really compact and fits well in your hand, making it comfortable to use for longer durations.

redmi go rear

The polycarbonate build isn’t premium, but it isn’t cheap either, and the Redmi Go has a sturdy build that’s good enough for the retail price. The back panel does attract smudges quite easily but the blue variant helps mask it, however, the same cannot be said for the myriad of scratches. Even the ‘Mi’ logo at the bottom rear of our unit has started to wear off within just two weeks.

    Redmi Go feels pretty sturdy in the hand and its compact size is perfect for comfortable use, especially for longer durations.

There’s also no clutter or bumps on the rear, which I really like, and is something which premium phone makers are now trying to achieve in prototype with no ports or buttons. The camera and flash rest flush with the back and I’ve gotten over the higher placement for the sensor, which I found to bug me for a couple of days in the beginning.

The front of the smartphone boasts a tiny 5-inch HD screen, with huge bezels at the top and bottom (something that’s necessary to mention in 2019 and we’ll talk more about it below). The latter here hosts your capacitive buttons for navigation across the device. It doesn’t come with on-screen buttons, yeah, and the capacitive buttons don’t have a backlight, so using the Redmi Go could be a difficult affair. You’ll, however, get used to the position of the capacitive buttons in a couple of days, well, at least I did.
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The power and volume buttons on Redmi Go sit at the usual position, on the right edge, and are made from plastic. They feel a little mushy for my liking. Redmi Go includes the microUSB port, speaker, and a primary microphone at the bottom edge, and the 3.5mm headphone jack up-top with a secondary noise cancellation mic.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Display

Xiaomi has opted to go with a 16:9 display on the Redmi Go in contrast to the taller 18:9 displays that’ve found their way to most devices, of recent. While anyone would prefer to have a bigger display on their phone, I came to appreciate the smaller form factor on this device. It was surely a pleasant change over the massive screens that we all keep staring onto all day.

Redmi Go sports a 5-inch HD LCD display, with a 1280×720 pixels resolution and it’s pretty decent for a smartphone in the sub-Rs. 5,000 price range. This display panel is certainly not the brightest. It will perform adequately indoors, with contents easily visible, but you shouldn’t expect the same results outdoors. The screen suffers in broad daylight and the viewing angles are okay-ish, to say the least.

The touch response is pretty shabby and latency creeps into the picture most of the time, which is in part due to the measly 1GB of RAM. To deliver a final word on the Redmi Go’s display, well, you can put all of the shortcomings aside simply by taking into account the price of the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Performance

The Redmi Go is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. These are low memory and storage specifications in contrast to most entry-level smartphones, which also cost a grand or two extra. Xiaomi has also not given users any choice and launched merely the lower-end variant of the smartphone in India, leaving out the 2GB+16GB variant.

Since we are getting only 1GB of RAM, I’d already anticipated the Redmi Go to stutter and lag in daily use, without fail, and that’s exactly how my daily experience with the smartphone has been. The occasional frame drops and lag is common when opening the app drawer, scrolling through Instagram, reading stories in Chrome, or sometimes even typing out a text.

Thankfully, multi-tasking isn’t too bad and the smartphone retains some recently opened apps in the memory. You should, however, mostly run lightweight apps or services on this device as opposed to heavy and memory-intensive tasks. As you can see in the video I’ve attached above, it takes a couple seconds or more for apps to open at times. This can be annoying for someone with little or no patience, but for someone switching to the Android ecosystem for the first time can live with it.

    1GB RAM certainly is a bottleneck for overall performance, but first-time smartphone users shouldn’t really be worried.

The 1GB surely is a bottleneck for the overall performance of the smartphone, but users who’re mostly going to use it for calling, WhatsApp, and watching YouTube videos will be satisfied with the Redmi Go. They may encounter one issue though and that’s storage. If you think your mom or dad can live with 8GB (usable only around 5GB) of storage, then you’re mistaken – because ‘Good Morning’ WhatsApp messages.

The storage can turn out to be a bottleneck too, but Xiaomi has included a dedicated SD card slot on the Redmi Go and you can use it as internal storage. This means you can expand your storage, especially to store media files, and can transfer compatible apps to the microSD card. New apps that support being installed on an SD card will automatically be installed on the SD card, which is awesome.

Note: You can check out what apps installed on your smartphone can be transferred to your SD card by downloading the AppMg III app (Free) from the Pl55ay Store.

This is an entry-level device and if you’re expecting to use it for lengthy gaming sessions, especially PUBG Mobile, then you would be disappointed. Redmi Go only has 1GB of RAM and the minimum requirement for the game is 2GB RAM, so PUBG Mobile does not run on it. We still installed and tried running it, just to be greeted with an error telling us our device was unsupported.

    Dont’ expect to run PUBG Mobile on Redmi Go, or any Battle Royale game for that fact

So, with PUBG Mobile out of the picture, I resorted to its renowned alternative – Garena Free Fire in an attempt to push the Redmi Go to its limits. This game did open, assumed the lowest (smooth) graphics setting by default and I was able to play a couple matches but with constant frame drops and lag. I couldn’t complete any of the games as the ping was usually off the roof and the game crashed on me each time.

Finally, I gave up on battle royale games and tried other popular game titles that weren’t as graphics intensive including Temple Run 2, Alto’s Odyssey, Ludo King, and more. Well, these games all run pretty smoothly and without any hiccups, further confirming that the Redmi Go isn’t meant for a younger cousin who’s a PUBG Mobile fanatic, but parents who rather prefer the snake game.

    Benchmarks

The 1GB RAM appears to be a bottleneck for benchmark apps as well. I was successfully able to run Geekbench 4 on the Redmi Go, but the AnTuTu benchmark app just doesn’t work and freezes at zero percent in one of the tests. You can find the benchmark scores attached below:

Xiaomi Redmi Go: Cameras

Even at its sub-Rs 5,000 price point, Redmi Go offers users an 8MP (f/2.0) rear camera, with a single LED flash and a 5MP (f/2.2) selfie camera on board. Xiaomi has packed a number of features into the camera app of this smartphone, including real-time filters, Auto HDR, the ability to choose between 11 different scene type and manual controls, to make sure users have a fulfilling experience – even at an affordable price.

redmi go camera module

The photos captured with the Redmi Go look lackluster and not-as-good when viewed on the HD screen of the device, but transferring them to a PC makes you realize they’re not really bad. They’re good pictures that your mom or dad can share with their friends. Don’t believe me, well, here are some camera samples I captured over the past week:

    Daylight Samples

The Redmi Go performed better than my expectations in broad daylight, with the photos turning out to be pretty good for a sub-Rs 5,000 smartphone. There’s ample detail, the dynamic range is decent, and the color reproduction also isn’t too bad either. The photos captured look over-sharpened in most of the cases, with subdued shadows, but that’s manageable and you can easily share these photos on social media.
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    Lowlight Samples

Redmi Go isn’t really meant for low-light photography and the captures are half-decent. The camera samples captured in such scenarios are worth sharing and will give others a sense of what’s happening or what the picture represents. However, the pictures usually come out to be grainy (with a lot of noise) and don’t have a lot of detail.
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    Selfies

Even though you get a 5MP selfie camera, you don’t get the infamous portrait mode that has gained importance over the past few years. It has become a necessity for buyers to have this background-blurring feature on their phones. As for the selfies clicked with the Redmi Go, they’re okay-ish with a decent amount of details but look soft in all situations. Be it indoors or outdoors.
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    Xiaomi Redmi Go: Videos

The Redmi Go is capable of recording videos up to 1080 pixels resolution at 30fps from both the front and rear cameras. This is pretty great for casual video recordings as the sensors aboard this device aren’t the greatest (overall, not in the segment) and you can expect pretty good results. You can check out the sample video recording right here:

The video recordings look decently detailed with good color reproduction, but they aren’t stabilized and look jittery. I, however, can’t complain about it as I never expected it to be included in the first place – especially at the Redmi Go’s selling price. The device is also a wee bit slow to focus at times, but that shouldn’t affect users who would mostly whip out their phones to capture family members have some fun and share videos on WhatsApp.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Software

As should be evident from the name of the smartphone, the Redmi Go is powered by a lightweight version of Android known as Android Go. Xiaomi is offering users Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) with this smartphone and I’m really disheartened to see the latest Android flavor not being offered out-of-the-box even when it has been out for more than six months since its release.

Being a Go Edition smartphone, the Redmi Go comes baked in with a myriad of Go apps including Google Go, Assistant Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go (which surely comes in useful when you want to save data and keep video offline for viewing later), and Maps Go. We, however, get the official versions of Google Photos, Chrome, and Gboard pre-installed.

The smartphone also has some bloatware apps like Facebook Lite, Amazon, Xiaomi’s Mi Drop file transfer app, and lightweight Mint browser pre-installed, but it doesn’t cripple the user experience in any way – except for taking precious storage space. While I can uninstall the former two, the latter two can’t be removed.

Leaving that aside, my overall experience with Android Go has been quite fulfilling, except for couple-odd features that I found to be missing on this lightweight Android version, like notification access and inability to install the official YouTube app (though you can sideload it).

    Android Go offered a pretty fulfilling experience on the Redmi Go

Redmi Go offers you a stock Android experience, something a lot of users prefer, but the Chinese giant can’t go without showing off its flair at some point, thus, the device comes plastered with Mint Launcher. It’s nothing new though. Instead, it’s merely a rebranded version of Xiaomi’s own Poco Launcher, bringing all the goodness of that app in tow.

There wasn’t really a need for a third-party launcher here, but it seems as though Xiaomi wants to differentiate its Go Edition smartphone from others. Putting everything aside, I’ll state that Android Go is feature-rich and adequate for anyone looking to make a move to Android smartphones for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Audio and Telephony

Redmi Go includes a single bottom-firing speaker and it’s pretty good. The audio output gets loud enough for you to be able to share your music taste with peers and it’s clear too, however, don’t expect much bass from this teensy smartphone. Xiaomi has long offered a 16-step media volume control for its devices, which is excellent, and Redmi Go comes as no exception.

redmi go calling audio experience

As for the telephony experience, well, I didn’t encounter any issue with the audio output from the earpiece sitting in the top bezel here. It’s crisp and decently loud, enabling the users to hear the caller clear even in noisy locations. The addition of two microphones on the Redmi Go enhances the calling experience and none of the callers complained of my voice not being audible or clear.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Connectivity

Even though the Redmi Go comes as Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone to date, the Chinese giant hasn’t really compromised on the feature set. The device includes 2 SIM card trays – one offering you access to only a single nano-SIM card, whereas the other packs support for a nano-SIM card, as well as microSD card (up to 128GB storage).

    Redmi Go doesn’t support dual-VoLTE, but that’s okay and understandable at this price point. microSD card support is a boon!

This means you will not only be able to use two SIM cards at the same, where only one would support 4G at a time, but also insert a microSD card to expand the storage right from the get-go – something I suggest you do if you don’t want to be annoyed with the ‘Free up space’ notification from the Play Store time and time again.

redmi go sim trays

Further, the Redmi Go comes integrated with all your usual connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (you won’t be able to connect to 5GHz networks and that’s nothing to crib about at this price point), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 (where I’ve noticed a few issues with static and connection drops while using Bluetooth earbuds), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and more.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Battery Life

Xiaomi has included in the Redmi Go a modest 3,000Ah battery pack that it boasts is going to offer you a standby time of up to 10 days. I haven’t managed to set aside the smartphone and not use it for such a long duration, but it lasts you a complete day on a single charge with ease.

I usually had close to 20% battery left when I got back home after work, where I mostly used the device for calling, texting with friends and peers, listening to music, surfing the Internet, and watching videos on the way to/fro from work. I was getting a screen-on time of 6.5 to 7 hours, on average, which is pretty good.

redmi go battery

Xiaomi hasn’t offered any fast-charging tech with the Redmi Go. Instead, you find a 5W (5V, 1A) charging adapter bundled inside the box that would require you to plug in your smartphone for close to 3 hours to fully juice up the 3,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Bang for the Buck or Bust?

Redmi Go is certainly a “bang for the buck” smartphone, making about everything you’ll ever expect in an entry-level smartphone available for under Rs 5,000. There’s a decent display, a compact form factor with a metallic finish, powerful Snapdragon 425 processor, dual camera (one on the rear and another on the front), a huge 3,000mAh battery and a lighter Android experience for beginners.

There’s just one shortcoming for this smartphone and I won’t really call it a shortcoming. It’s Xiaomi who’s at fault in this case since the company has just launched the lower-end variant of Redmi Go in India, while there’s also a 2GB+16GB variant that would’ve been much better in terms of overall performance.

Now, let me answer the most important question that a lot of you have asked on Twitter. Who is the Redmi Go meant for? Well, this entry-level smartphone is the perfect pick for three sects of users – first, the ones who’re finally upgrading from a feature phone to the Android ecosystem for the first time, our parents and grandparents who don’t need a plethora of features but the right ones to get through the day, and finally, users who are looking to curb smartphone addiction.

If you’re someone who falls into any of the aforementioned categories, or someone you know does, then Redmi Go (Rs 4,499) is quite a feature-rich and handy smartphone for them. Another major thing to take into account, however, would be the price. There’s a possibility that you’ve got budget restrictions, maybe 5,000 rupees, then the Redmi Go becomes a no-brainer decision for you.

I, however, have a couple more suggestions in the said price bracket for users wary of bottleneck issues due to the low memory. You could wait for one of Flipkart’s sales and grab the Asus Zenfone Lite L1 with Snapdragon 430, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage for as low as Rs. 4,999. I’m not recommending you any other Go-edition smartphone, like the Nokia 1 or Samsung J2 Core since they’re pretty dated, according to today’s standards.

PROS:

    Sturdy build
    Comfortable in-hand feel
    Okay-ish HD display
    Decent cameras
    Great battery life

CONS:

    1GB RAM is a bottleneck
    8GB storage isn’t enough
    Unnecessary bloatware

SEE ALSO – Redmi 6A Review: The Budget King May Lose its Crown
Xiaomi Redmi Go Review: Affordable, Substantial, And Worth Recommending!

Xiaomi is pretty well-versed with the budget smartphone segment in India at this point, and the Redmi Go is a great entry-level smartphone with the right mix of hardware and software to attract the growing number of 4G and Android users in the country. There’s nothing more you can expect from a sub-Rs 5,000 smartphone except for maybe a little more memory for an extra thousand bucks.
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Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Vacuum Cleaner : Sorry, Dyson, I’m Not Giving This Back

I know what you’re thinking — “that’s a weird rated title for a review”, but bear with me, okay, and you’ll see just why I’m never returning the V11 Absolute Pro that Dyson sent over to us for a review.

Working here at Beebom, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing just so many gadgets that I’ve honestly lost track (and count). However, I never thought I’d be this excited about a vacuum cleaner as I was when Dyson sent over the V11 Absolute Pro to us for review.

First off, this was my first real-world, hands-on experience with a Dyson product, ever, and it couldn’t have been a better one, straight from the unboxing. Look, I’m nothing if not an absolute maniac over in-box accessories. Seriously, give me more accessories in the box than I know what to do with, and my day is made; that’s exactly what it was like to unbox the V11 Absolute Pro. There’s just so much stuff in the box here. There’s the main machine itself, obviously, but then there’s all of this stuff:

    Docking station
    Charger
    Extension wand
    High torque head
    Soft roller head
    Crevice tool
    Combination tool
    Mini-motorized tool
    Mini soft dusting brush
    Mattress tool
    Up-top adapter
    Extension hose
    Wand storage clip

Yeah, that’s all of the add-ons, adapters, and heads I saw when I opened the V11 Absolute Pro’s box. It’s impressive. From there onwards, things just kept getting better and better.
Design and Build

The V11 Absolute Pro features remarkable design. It does. It’s not flashy or tacky, but it’s not too much of an understated design either — after all if you spend Rs. 52,900 on a vacuum cleaner, you’d probably not want to keep it hidden from the world, or maybe that’s just me, but seriously, even if you keep it in plain sight for the entire world to see, I wouldn’t blame you — that’s exactly what I did because damn this thing looks great. It’s a clean looking, relatively minimal design that just isn’t something I had expected to see on a vacuum cleaner. Plus, it’s hyper-intuitive in the way it’s been made. All the accessories of the V11 Absolute Pro just click into place and can be clicked out of being attached to the vacuum, or the extension wand with minimal effort and time. There’s a display on the back that shows you the mode the vacuum cleaner is being used in (more on that later), and the cleaning-time remaining.‌‌ The filter simply locks into place, and can be cleaned with just a twist-off to take it out and cleaned, and cleaning out the waste-bin is just as intuitive. Overall, if I were to sum-up the design of this vacuum cleaner in a word, I’d say “intuitive”.

However, design would only go so far in making me happy. Other than being an absolute (no pun intended) sucker (no pun intended)‌ for in-box accessories, I’m also a little careless with stuff, but the V11 Absolute Pro is built great. I never dropped the machine, thankfully, but I did bump the accessories into walls and tables a lot and they are still holding up well, so that’s amazing.

The build isn’t metal all the way, with the main machine having a plastic exterior for obvious, weight-saving reasons, but it’s not a cheap plastic build at all. It’s well built, it’s sturdy, and it feels strong and stable to hold and use. It’s just incredibly well built and I have only good things to say about the design and build of the V11 Absolute Pro.
Usage and Cleaning

Once I had unboxed the V11 Absolute Pro and awed over the sheer amount of accessories it came with, it was time to actually clean with the thing, and once again, things just kept getting better and better. First off, this is a cordless vacuum, which makes it extremely handy to use around the house without having to constantly manoeuvre the electrical cord around the house, through furniture settings, and in-between different power sockets for every other room. No, this just needs to be charged and charging the V11 Absolute Pro is, once again, an intuitive process — clearly, Dyson has made impressive design choices here.

Simply pop in the machine to the charging dock, or connect it directly to the charging cable for around 3 hours, and the V11 is ready to go.‌ I did just that because I wanted an uninterrupted time playing around with the many attachments, and when I finally got to cleaning… my oh my.

The V11 Absolute Pro cleans like, well, an absolute pro. It really does. I could throw numbers like 185 Airwatts of suction power, 14 cyclones generating over 75,000G force, 125000 RPM‌ motor, etc, but at the end of the day, what all of that means, is deep, satisfactory cleaning.

I’ve cleaned everything with this vacuum, from living room couches and curtains, to carpets, wooden tables, doormats, wall skirtings, fans, and the floor, and the V11 has cleaned everything to near perfection.

A lot of that is also thanks to the fact that there are attachments for every use-case you might have. There’s the motorised-roller tool that comes with a soft roller and is great for cleaning wooden surfaces, there’s the mini-motorised roller tool that’s great for cleaning carpets and couches, and there’s the High Torque cleaner head that is great for cleaning floors and carpets thoroughly, and it can detect the surface its on and adjust suction accordingly — so you get higher suction and faster roller movement on carpets, and lower suction and slower roller movement on the floor. It’s pretty great.
High Torque cleaning head

There’s also the carpet cleaning tool, the crevice tool which is perfect for reaching tight spaces, the combination tool for dusting or for removing cobwebs, the mini-dusting tool, and more.
Carpet Cleaning Tool

I was also very impressed by the up-top adapter which makes it incredibly easy to clean things like fans, or that hard to reach shelf on top of your cupboard.
Cleaning Modes

The V11 Absolute Pro also has three different power modes that I have at my disposal.

    Eco
    Medium
    Boost

Eco is what Dyson recommended I use this vacuum at for regular usage, and that’s exactly what I did… for a couple of days. The Eco mode is honestly great for everyday cleaning — it’s powerful enough, and lets the battery last longer.

Medium, on the other hand, is what I most commonly used, because I find myself needing to vacuum my couches most often, thanks to all the food I eat while sitting on them, and Medium just offers that extra power to clean out things

Boost mode is just ridiculous. It’s almost as if it exists purely for Dyson to show off just how powerful this thing is. It eats battery for dessert.

So yeah, with the combination of the incredibly powerful suction power, and the sheer number of attachments for almost every use-case you might have, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro is impressive, amazing, and absolutely ridiculous in how great it is.
Cleaning and Maintenance

Remember that scene in Friends, where Monica cleans her apartment with a vacuum cleaner and then cleans the vacuum cleaner with a smaller vacuum cleaner?‌‌ Yeah well, that was funny, but vacuum cleaners actually do require cleaning and maintenance, so Monica was doing the right thing, but I digress.

Coming back from random Friends references, cleaning and maintaining the V11 Absolute Pro is nice and easy too, as I found out after cleaning my house and car with the V11.

The dust, dirt, and all the other stuff the V11 picks up gets collected in a chamber, and I was happy to see that emptying it in a bin was easy and didn’t dirty my hands at all. It’s a simple push on the red handle underneath to push out all the collected dirt into a bin. It’s also strangely satisfying to do this.

Other than that, there’s the filter that can be cleaned and the motorised attachments that can also be cleaned. I didn’t have to clean any of those things in over two weeks of regularly using the V11 Absolute Pro, and that goes to show just how good this machine is, or maybe my house is just that clean.

Still, if the need arises to clean the filter, it’s super easy. Just a simple twist on the purple cover and the filter comes out. Clean it with a brush if that’s good enough, or wash it, and then let it dry for 24 hours before putting it back in the machine, and that’s it.

Oh also, before I forget, what I found cool about this entire filter situation is this — when the filter is dirty, the display on the back will tell you that it’s dirty. So yeah, there’s no need to keep an eye on the filter turning from white to brown or black to know whether it needs washing. Just leave it to the V11 Absolute Pro.
Battery and Charging

Speaking of the display on the back, this is also where the V11 Absolute Pro displays the remaining cleaning time, and the charge percentage when the unit is connected to the charger.

Charging the V11 can be achieved in two ways:

    connect the V11 Absolute Pro to the charging cord directly.
    route the charging cord through the wall-mount, and hang the V11 Absolute Pro on the wall-mount to charge.

I tried charging the V11 Absolute Pro both ways, but I didn’t install the wall mount out of sheer laziness, so I’m still using the wall mount, but it’s more of a floor mount now, which is just… well, it is what it is.

Anyway, the V11 takes around 3 hours to fully charge, and then, offers a battery life that varies according to the mode you’re using. In Eco mode, the V11 Absolute Pro lasts around 60 minutes, which is enough time to thoroughly clean out your house. This falls to around 20-30 minutes in Medium mode, and around 10 minutes in Boost mode.

I used the‌ Boost mode once, just for the heck of it, and it’s ridiculously powerful. It’ll probably come in handy to clean out pet hair off of your couch. For the most part, though, I used the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro in Eco and Medium modes.
Pros and Cons

Pros:

    Great design
    Easy to use
    Extremely powerful
    Great battery life
    So. Many. Attachments.

Cons:

    Pricey

Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Review: My Precious

In conclusion, much like Gollum was with the ‘Ring’ in The Lord of the Rings, I am not willing to part with this vacuum cleaner, and that’s as much of a surprise to me as it probably is to you. The V11 Absolute Pro is amazing, it offers easy usability, great battery life, more power than you will normally need, an army of attachments for almost every use-case you might have, and so much more. It is pricey, at Rs. 52,900 for the regular variant and Rs. 59,900 for the special Gold variant that also brings a floor-stand along with all the accessories in this one.

I know what you’re thinking right now — “Rs. 52,900 sounds too steep for a vacuum cleaner” — and you’re right, it is. However, the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro justifies that price with all the features, the ease of use, the design, and everything else that it does. I had, so far, stayed away from the temptation of using a Dyson vacuum, but now that I have, I can’t go back to anything else. So no, dear Dyson rep who is reading this, if you want this V11 Absolute Pro unit back, you’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

How to Identify Many Physical And Mental Health Conditions

Lets first begin by examining plastic all in all and precisely what its effect on the planet is. The same number of you know, plastic isn't bio degradable, its something that makes it so engaging for sustenance item bundling and water bottles just as numerous different things you come into contact with regular. Glance around, plastic is everywhere! Tragically not every person is eco agreeable and a lot of our plastic waste is arranged in land rounds or washed out to ocean where it stays, disintegrating at a snails pace separating in to minute particles. Particles which are regularly taken in by creatures or fish and except if you are vegan, it is almost certain you are expending this plastic moreover.

A singular one liter plastic container can separate in to enough little pieces to put one on each shoreline in the whole world. They have quite been found to collect in ocean areas where winds and flows are powerless, Green Peace state:.

\\"The North Pacific sub-tropical gyre covers an enormous territory of the Pacific where the water flows clockwise in a moderate moving winding. Winds are light. The flows will in general power any skimming material into the low vitality focal region of the gyre. There are not many islands on which the gliding material can shoreline. So it remains there in the gyre, in amazing amounts assessed at 6 kilos of plastic for each kilo of normally happening microscopic fish. What might be compared to a territory the size of Texas is whirling gradually around like a clock. This gyre has additionally been named "the Asian Trash Trail" the "Junk Vortex" or the"Eastern Garbage Patch"."

As of now the impacts of plastic on your condition and the eco framework are very cursing, yet precisely what with respect to its consequences for you and your essential wellbeing and prosperity?

When you devour a refreshment from a plastic jug you run the peril of expending a risky substance/poison that has been filtering in to your drink since the moment of its regulation. BPA (Bisphenol-A) has numerous utilizations and is found in several plastic covered things because of it's break evidence nature. Be that as it may, it has been related with certain sorts of disease, diabetic issues, ripeness issues and formative development worries in youthful kids.

The Solution.

Utilize a re-useable, tempered steel bottle. They are an undeniable answer for an issue that has been overlooked for a long time and is just currently being perceived as a genuine worry for the world and ourselves.

With numerous nations ending up progressively increasingly acquainted with the pollutions that are harming the air it's reasonable why steps are being taken to find options in contrast to plastic. On the off chance that you change to a hardened steel water bottle you can hinder the rate at which plastic compartments are arranged in to the oceans and sent to land fill to sit and separate bit by bit, they may even take as long as 1000 years to blur away. Indeed, even by accomplishing something as little as exchanging your water jug to a tempered steel one you could make the world a superior spot to live for who and what is to come.

Tempered steel water containers dispense with the danger of harming and supply a genuinely moderate choice. Arnies Amazing hardened Steel Sports Water jug is an astounding case of an eco well disposed compartment ideal for the outside sweetheart or to simply have around your work area at the workplace or for the children to take to class. Other than being BPA free they are non-filtering and are made to be easy to hold and to be sturdier than the basic plastic water bottle.

By utilizing a treated steel water bottle you are adding to the future prosperity of the planet and your wellbeing, conceivably even your families' wellbeing. So do the switch today and remember Arnies Amazing games water bottles. Become some portion of the arrangement, spread the news and help teach the tons of individuals who stay in obscurity. We should make the future a fruitful one! Our bodies need low degrees of certain substantial metals, for example, iron and zinc, to work appropriately. At the point when there is a lot of any substantial metal in our framework, be that as it may, it can negatively affect our general wellbeing. Substantial metals enter our bodies through synthetic compounds in the nourishments and beverages we devour and noticeable all around we inhale, just as from natural poisons assimilated into our skin. Getting tried and treated for overwhelming metal danger can ease the numerous side effects endured by individuals with metal harming. In this article, only a portion of the side effects of overwhelming metal harming and the advantages of chelation treatment will be talked about.

Potentially one of the most genuine side effects of overwhelming metal harming is immune system infection. This sort of ailment happens when the resistant framework can't separate remote cells (malady) from the body's very own cells. What's more, T cells, which manage the invulnerable framework and help it to work appropriately, quit working. The outcome is a full scale assault without anyone else cells. Immune system ailment is one of the main sources of death in the U.S. - and the vast majority with this ailment bite the dust from different conditions, for example, pneumonia, which their invulnerable frameworks basically can't battle against.

Another conceivably destructive side effect of overwhelming metal harming is liver and kidney malady. Your liver and kidneys are in every case working diligently purging poisons from your body. When you have raised degrees of metals, be that as it may, these organs can move toward becoming exhausted, making them shut down. This is an intense condition which will prompt passing if not appropriately treated in an opportune way.

Crohn's sickness is another side effect of metal harmfulness. This malady causes aggravation in the coating of the stomach related tract, which can bring about extreme stomach agony and loose bowels. It is regularly the situation that individuals who have Crohn's malady likewise experience the ill effects of ailing health in light of the fact that their decisions are exceptionally restricted with regards to the nourishments they can eat without encountering torment. Crohn's ailment can be crippling, and can here and there be perilous.

Fibromyalgia is another ailment that can result from substantial metal harming. Manifestations of Fibromyalgia incorporate unending muscle torment, extraordinary weakness, issues dozing, and delicate focuses on the body that trigger torment when weight is concerned them. Sufferers of fibromyalgia frequently experience issues playing out the obligations of their occupations or achieving routine day by day errands without serious agony, which can be wrecking for them and their families.

Substantial metal lethality can likewise cause neuromuscular infections. Individuals experiencing neuromuscular illnesses experience a diminished working and shortcoming of the muscles brought about by harm to the nerves and muscles all through the body.

In the event that you trust you might experience the ill effects of metal harming, you ought to experience careful testing to accurately analyze your lethality levels. When an analysis has been made, your overwhelming metal detox treatment may incorporate supplement proposals, chelation treatment, or both. Chelation treatment is an intravenous treatment for overwhelming metal harming accessible at Integrative Health in Scottsdale. Have you've been living with an endless wellbeing condition that hasn't been showing signs of improvement? Is it accurate to say that you are managing a great deal of worry in your life? Assuming this is the case, the guilty party might be adrenal weakness. Adrenal weariness or stress can negatively affect your general wellbeing. Maybe the most significant adrenal hormone is cortisol. Cortisol controls key capacities in your body, including glucose levels, circulatory strain, resistant framework reaction, and rest cycles. The more pressure you are under in your every day life, the more cortisol your adrenal organs should create. Drawn out introduction to low degrees of stress can exhaust the adrenal organs, making them become exhausted and emit less cortisol. At the point when this occurs, your body turns out to be less ready to manage pressure - a Catch-22 circumstance which can be unfavorable to your wellbeing and prosperity. Adrenal pressure testing distinguishes adrenal weariness, which lies at the base of various physical and emotional wellness concerns.

For what reason Do I Need an Adrenal Stress Test?

Your body has two adrenal organs, which are found simply over the kidneys. These little organs assume a major job in the correct working of the body, in charge of the discharge of in excess of 50 hormones that are important for your wellbeing and prosperity. Truth be told, your adrenal organs produce huge numbers of the fundamental hormones you have to remain alive. At the point when your adrenal organs are not working typically, you may encounter an assortment of side effects, including:

Sensitivities

Wanting salty/sweet sustenances

Diminished sex drive

Weakness

Hypoglycemia

Powerlessness to manage pressure

Absence of vitality

Discombobulation

Loss of body hair

Low pulse

Emotional episodes

Muscle hurts/joint torment

Affectability to cold

Thyroid issues

Unexplained weight reduction

Individuals encountering any of these side effects should plan an arrangement for adrenal pressure testing right away.

Medications for Adrenal Fatigue

On the off chance that your adrenal pressure evaluation uncovers a wrong hormonal pressure reaction, it is important to start pressure decrease medicines. Treating adrenal weariness normally includes taking enhancements, for example, Vitamins C and E, calcium, and magnesium; rolling out dietary improvements, for example, an expanded admission of vegetables and ocean salt and an evasion of low quality nourishments; and getting standard exercise. These little changes to your way of life will improve adrenal working, improving your body arranged to manage pressure.

Specialists who practice regular prescription are just prepared to analyze extraordinary adrenal brokenness, for example, Addison's ailment or Cushing's illness. Naturopathic prescription, be that as it may, offers an answer for diagnosing less serious instances of adrenal fatigue. Through salivation testing, naturopathic experts can assess adrenal working and give regular treatment alternatives to counteract pressure related ailments and to improve the general working of your body. In the event that you trust you might experience the ill effects of adrenal weariness, plan an arrangement for adrenal pressure testing at a characteristic prescription center in your general vicinity today.
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Burn And Eat Your Way To Six Pack Abs

Tainted drinking water is a tremendous issue. All things considered if your nearby water supply or well ends up polluted with microbes, protozoa or other miniaturized scale creatures, you could wind up inclination exceptionally sick. In extreme cases, tainted water can even prompt demise, particularly in the event that it is devoured by somebody who is exceptionally youthful, old or effectively debilitated.

While safe water models complete a great deal to keep hazardous substances out of the water you drink, they don't generally work consummately. That implies that the water leaving your fixture may contain numerous small, imperceptible microorganisms. Because you can't see them doesn't mean they can't influence your wellbeing and that of your family, be that as it may. Bacterial defilement in faucet water could be hugy affecting how you feel.

Where the Bacteria Come From

Small scale life forms can defile your water from various sources. One of the most well-known is spillover from agrarian fields and feedlots. At the point when water from these regions enters groundwater or another wellspring of drinking water, it can deliver risky outcomes.

It is additionally conceivable to have microbes in your water if nearby septic and sewer frameworks are not introduced and kept up effectively, or if a supply pipe has been ruptured. At the point when there is a gap in a close-by water line, microscopic organisms from the dirt and neighboring spaces can enter even frameworks that contain just treated and separated water. Except if you can decide the wellspring of the defilement, it is difficult to dispose of microscopic organisms in your water.

Managing Bacterial Contamination in Water

In the event that you presume that your nearby drinking water source is in danger for contamination by microscopic organisms, infections or some other smaller scale life form, you don't need to pause and expectation it shows signs of improvement. On the off chance that you have a home well, you can work to ensure that the entire framework is in top working request. On the off chance that your water has been defiled by an outside source, you can utilize propelled filtration methods to expel every single risky polluting influence, rendering your water safe to drink once more.

An amazing water channel will dispose of contaminants you can see, for example, soil and mineral buildup, just as the ones you can't, prefer overwhelming metals, microscopic organisms and chlorine. It will likewise guarantee that your drinking water contains a decent equalization of gainful minerals, for example, calcium. You'll be amazed by how much better your water tastes and scents, particularly on the off chance that you live in a territory where the neighborhood supply is high in minerals like sulfur and iron. You'll additionally have the option to drink without stressing, since your water will be totally protected and solid. It is awesome that in the realm of games there are such a large number of choices. There are many decisions with regards to what kind of physical movement is most appropriate to you. You might be one of the thousands who appreciate spiking a ball over the volleyball net against your rivals or maybe you have a place with the huge network of cyclists who are unmistakable in many networks in their brilliantly shaded cycling shirts. The rundown is long on an assortment of donning exercises accessible.

While these exercises might be viewed as agreeable they are not all similarly kind to the joints of our bodies. Those exercises which produce the most effect on the joints would be stair climbing, kickboxing, and tennis.

Running comes in straightaway. Clearly, there are numerous individuals who appreciate these games and who take an interest in them energetically and there is no motivation behind why they ought not keep on doing as such. Assuming, in any case, they experience agony related with their physical exercises they might need to constrain how much time they give to these exercises. On the off chance that you are an enthusiastic sprinter and have started to notice expanded torment after your exercises it might be insightful to constrain your hurrying to 2-3 times week by week instead of day by day. You could substitute other physical exercises on the different days which are far less requesting on the joints of your body, for example, biking or strolling.

In the event that you need a great by and large exercise which won't pressure your joints you might need to investigate swimming which is toward the finish of the range of physical exercises which are useful for your joints. Low-sway works out (those that don't include striking your feet, legs and arms against hard surfaces) are certainly simpler on the joints than the high-sway moves. Try not to imagine that you need to surrender the games you cherish so as to be caring to your body yet know about how your body is feeling and resolve to incorporate activities that will limit the strain you are encountering.

You may find that a portion of the low effect exercises you are including are ones that you truly appreciate. By rotating long periods of high effect and force exercises with those of lower sway you can receive the rewards while as yet doing your preferred exercises. That way you can keep doing what you cherish and deal with your body simultaneously. Seeing all the "after" pictures of individuals with extraordinary abs can be somewhat scary. This is the look that everybody needs except they don't know they can put in the work to it done. Let's face it many individuals discover abs an exceptionally troublesome muscle gathering to prepare. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you pursue these rules you will discover its not as hard as you might suspect to get incredible abs.

Did you realize that if the majority of us could take out the fat from the waist of our bodies we could begin to give indications of a six pack immediately even without working the abs like there's no tomorrow? That is on the grounds that the abs are found right amidst our bodies where the majority of our overabundance weight appears to amass. The abs are a progression of muscles that can without much of a stretch be seen when nothing is standing out to hinder their view. So it's anything but an unexpected this is the one region we as a whole need to concentrate on when we begin to work out. We need those abs.

Since your abs are situated amidst your body and the greater part of us put on fat here of our bodies it ought not be an unexpected that you truly need to watch your eating. On the off chance that you need to accomplish that cut, etched stomach muscle look you have to manage the quantity of calories you eat. To begin with, discover what number of calories your body actually needs and after that stick to it. We are not discussing sustenance types here, just calories. That is on the grounds that all the work you put in preparing won't get you the outcomes you need on the off chance that you are expending an excessive number of calories. Everybody ought to have an arrangement and your arrangement ought to incorporate your sustenance admission. Stick to it and you will get results.

So since you are eating right you can begin the cardio part of abs preparing. Truly, you should get your heart turning for around 30 minutes and have that turned into an ordinary piece of your exercise routine. By standard we don't mean something very similar again and again. In the event that you do that you will get exhausted and lose intrigue. Also, your muscles will get "exhausted" and quit carrying out their responsibility. When you do this cardio, you will likely get your hear rate up into the fat consuming zone. At that point your muscles begin to consume the fat as fuel to continue onward. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you do a similar time they will get the hang of it and quit expecting to consume fat to keep. So blend it up. When you can reliably get into the fat consuming zone you will make your abs more grounded and progressively characterized. Also, obviously losing the fat, gives us a chance to see those lean abs.

The last advance in acquiring characterized muscular strength is by concentrating on all the significant abs gatherings and working them out separately; activities, for example, stomach crunches, bikes, standing sit ups and leg lifts all objective diverse abs gatherings. It is ideal to concentrate on one lot of muscles multi day. This enables different muscles to rest while they are not being molded. Likewise, make sure to have a rest day where there is no physical molding by any stretch of the imagination. Your body needs to recuperate all together for the muscles to fortify.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Why Is the Concept of Living Without Money Ridiculed?

So you read Huh? Reading as a tool for physical, mental and spiritual development:

Initially, skimming, scanning and speed reading has fantastic benefits, which include a higher order intellect and understanding. The following passage can motivate you to pick up a book and start reading.

To begin with, a spiritual awakening can also materialize by the help of a rigorous reading routine, allowing the reader to travel with the speed of the thoughts and writing speed of the author, and it brings the reader closer to a self-awareness that helps them prosper and become a productive member of the society.

The human race can vouch that reading has changed lives, and it has made them successful in the various domains of excellence and progress; which is dependent on a couple of major sub factors, one of them is determination and a strong resolve, the other iteration is sheer hard work. The benefits of reading include a better cognitive development and a wisdom that seldom fails and just like a healthy body requires a rigorous exercise routine, similarly, the remarkable brain requires some cognitive exercises to keep it active and healthy. The neurons form, and process information through neural networks and most of us do not use our full brain capacity, which is reason enough to start exercising the dormant gray matter. Learning mindfulness, actuaries or statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, hypnosis, or any training exercise can significantly boost the brain power. Questioning an already existing principle or an established set of rules is a valid option, we noticed a decrease in the numeric value of the speed of light, but people still believe that it is constant. My aim in this and subsequent articles is to demonstrate that there is support for the notion that people, even with families, can give up money completely without having to suffer the indignity faced with doing it in manners which are either unlawful (such as being homeless, dumpster diving) or otherwise unconventional; in other words, to renounce money in such a way that people around you won't even know you have done it, and this notion is supported by over 5 years of research into law, economics, and a whole host of other subjects which have some bearing on this subject.

I had already begun my quest to answer the question 'is it possible for me to give up money altogether?' years before I discovered said names above, and in fact had probably begun my quest when I was still a youngster living at home. However, the greatest challenge I faced in answering this question was how to do it without breaking any laws, because if I could answer this, then I would find a way to do it with children. Let's be honest, the three names above do not face the problem of having young children.

My real journey began after my parents won the lotto (over half a million dollars) only to end up bankrupt 4 years later. Upon this sad happening, I subsequently learned that 19 out of 20 lottery winners end up the same way as my parents did, i.e. they lose more than they actually won. As shocking as this statistic sounds, it was more shocking to then discover that 19 out of 20 businesses ultimately fail, 19 out of 20 people struggle week to week and 19 out of 20 will retire with insufficient funds. A co-incidence? I hardly think so. It is very apparent then that 19 out of 20 people are slaves to money whereas the 1 out of 20 is the master.

Upon first discovering this I believed at the time that if this statistic is true then my job was to learn how to become one of those 1 in 20, which I attempted to do for almost 4 to 5 years until I crashed and burned. I quickly came to realize that the 19 out of 20 exists not because they are lazy or stupid, but because they are too honest and loving. It has nothing to do with 'hard work' but in 'hard selling'; i.e. those who succeed in money do so because they are the best at convincing you that you need to buy their product or service irrespective of whether you need it or not. Put another way, digging 100 holes in the ground may seem like hard work (and physically it is), but it ain't worth a squirt of goat urine unless you can convince someone out there that they need to buy 100 holes in the ground, and once you can convince this poor sucker of this, you can point to 100 already dug holes and then ask for the cash.

Honest people face two problems, first they find it hard to sell anything and second they find it hard to say no when being sold to. Now think of this from a mathematical perspective; if success relies on you being able to convince others to buy your product and at the same time being able to say no when being sold to, then is it mathematically possible for everyone on earth to succeed all at the same time? Obviously it is not.

So this brought me to the following question. If it is mathematically impossible, then why on earth have we set up society in such a way that it becomes almost criminal, or at least immoral and repugnant, if you are not seen to be out there risking your neck and playing the game of economic pursuit? Where did this whole concept come from? A century or more ago, people rushed into cities because they fancied their luck at playing the game of economic pursuit lured by the chance of riches and wealth, as opposed to slugging it out on a farm for no other reason than self-sufficiency. Nowadays, unless you are seen pursuing wealth and engaging in commerce, you are seen as 'not doing your bit'.

To make this more ridiculous, not only are we now forcing everyone into this game of economic pursuit, whether they want to or not, we then whinge and complain when those who are better at it (i.e. those who are better at selling) keep whipping us. How immature are we? If anything, the richest in the world do not want us out there competing against them - if they did then why would they go to such lengths to support and lobby those political parties to whom will tip the balance of politics in their favour? The problem has became extremely apparent to me. The game of economic pursuit, which includes everything from barter, trade, exchange, to the accumulation of wealth, is completely and utterly over-crowded.

Now, I am not here to suggest every person give up their pursuits, and in fact, I care not what others are doing, whether you pursue money and wealth or not, is irrelevant to me; what it is I have found to be next to criminal is the suggestion that just because you have decided that money and wealth is important to you means we all have to treat it the same way.

To return to my question above which is, if I have children, how do I renounce money altogether without breaking the law, then I had to ask myself, why do people who do renounce money or economics, usually end up facing the prospect of being homeless, or at least not co-existing in society as normal, and this question led me to realize that the necessities in life, such as housing, clothing, food, water, education etc, have been placed under a new label, that being 'human rights' which has completely masked if not obliterated the very real nature of human needs.

The term 'right' is very misunderstood, and I only know this because I have been studying law for the last 5 years or so. The term, from a legal perspective, means that someone somewhere owes you something, i.e. a duty. No right can exist without a corresponding duty. So, if we then say 'housing' is a human right, then who owes the duty to provide that housing? Obviously then this is sheer nonsense, because you can't access housing today unless you are willing to play the game of economic pursuit, even if that means through welfare, which is itself nothing more than an undignified version of economic pursuits. To add to this nonsense we then say clothing is a human right; so who owes you this duty? Now, I dare anyone to take off their clothes and walk around naked and see how long it is before you are arrested.

Human needs are 'not' human rights, to which some other person owes you a duty, but in saying this, it does not also suggest that human needs are something I should have to pay for, unless I have openly declared my intention to treat them as commodities, which is what I am doing if I openly engage in the game of economic pursuits (and which is what most people are doing). Human needs are not someone else's duty to which I have a right, human needs are my own duty to which I owe society. Yes, you read right, I am saying that I have a duty to meet my human needs lest I breach some law as a result of not having access to them, and therefore, this makes a complete mockery of the idea that by renouncing money (which is what many religions and philosophies over millennia have called many to do) can only be done by breaking the law. Put another way, if I have a duty to society to be housed, clothed, etc then I should have a choice as to whether I treat those resources as commodities or not, which means I should have a choice as to the legal and ownership structure of those resources so I am able to treat them as needs and not commodities, and hence then have no need to engage in economic pursuits or money.

It's time to view this whole subject through the perspective of 'law' itself, which is the aim of my website, and to find support in the law itself as to the legitimacy of having that choice in life to give up money completely and lawfully, whether one has children or not and without being subject to ridicule, by changing the structure of how those resources (human needs) are held... I call it the way of the custodian. "Education is the Key to Success" - Well, I TOTALLY DISAGREE. In fact, I see education as an authoritative conditioning tool which tried to lead me into economic enslavement. And mind you, I always did well in school, but finally had to leave as it was dummying me down as my business was taking off. I should have left HS my sophomore year and GED'd (General Education Development test instead of finishing HS) out, went straight to business school classes for two years and left. I'd have been way Ahead, but I was told by so many do-gooders to stay in school and be involved.

Great, and yes as Senior Class Pres, 4-year varsity, most likely to succeed, I excelled at the game, but so what, that's HS, and it was just a prison for us 3000 kids for 4-years. Education is NOT the key to success at all. Recently I went to speak at a HS, I was blown away, as nothing had changed since the 80s, same ridiculous rows of desks, and time-wasting, brain numbing crap. I am sorry, but I will NOT parrot the party-line. We are making our little humans stupid and the longer they stay, the more they owe in student loans, and the less they can think.

Seriously - dare to challenge your naïve notion and belief system? Chicken. Go ahead; keep telling everyone the importance of our education system, but it is BS, you can learn more watching lectures online and doing things in the real world. Why has it gotten so bad you ask? Well, how about; Teachers Unions, Bureaucracy, In-fighting, top-heavy administration, wasting taxpayer's money, status quo stodgy crap. "Education the key to success?" Nonsense, especially what people pass off as education these days. Admit it, we are producing brain-dead morons.

"But, Lance education and schooling are not the same thing," I was then told. Well, to that I say, thanks for clarifying that. However, the public equates "Education" with school + college. I wouldn't say "I think" the system sucks, more like "I know" what I've observed and there is no excuse for it. That is NOT an opinion you see, rather that is an observation which is duplicable across this great nation. If we de-couple the words; "Education" with "School" and "College" then I will accept your view of the debate at hand. But how can you de-couple real world definitions?

We can't, that's what education is in the minds of the people, thus the statement; "Education is the Key to Success" is invalid. Now then, if we want to say; "experience, education, observation, and the ability to think and adapt" are the keys to success, okay, I can go for that. But, as it stands now, our school system is a disgusting excuse for anything worthy of being called; education. Wait a minute - if growth hacking is a legitimate term, then what is a growth hacker? Well, a growth hacker is best known as "a person whose true north is growth" - a term first coined way back in the year of 2010 by Sean Ellis, a famous marketer. He wrote about growth hacking in a number of blog posts, but focused his attention to a growth hacker. A growth hacker is basically someone with discipline, experience, and willpower when it comes to prioritizing and testing any marketing ideas that come to play. After the testing part, the growth hacker takes his time in data analysis in order to successfully interpret the end results and make the best marketing tactic in order to scale further.

Growth hacking is the process in which digital marketers do the exact same thing mentioned above - researching, testing, interpreting, and scaling all possible marketing channels in order to skyrocket a product, a business, or an individual on search engines, thus creating a strong link between growth hacking and search engine marketing. People dwelling in these marketing tactics often work together in teams, and along with social media managers, PPC managers, and copywriters, they make results happen!

But truth be told, almost everyone needs to be a growth hacker in their own area of expertise. It has become vital to be capable of and willing to perform tests on your work to see if they'll attract lots of attention. It's pretty mainstream that if you're not a growth hacker in today's world, you cannot consider yourself a good marketer at all. Period.

Startups are the ones who rely on growth hackers the most, because they believe in their capabilities of scaling them so high that they will beat almost all of their competitors within a couple of weeks. But that's not always the case, unfortunately. It takes an insane amount of time to completely check every single marketing channel, to craft all possible email templates for outreaching to public media outlets, to design that landing page perfectly so that the bounce rate drops to a more decent percentage, and to optimize every single page for the indexing, which is what search engines specialize in.

Growth hacking is considered as the intersection between marketing and technology, because all those tests mentioned above can be iterated with A/B testing, which is something marketers do together with developers. A/B testing helps a lot when it comes to continuous improvement. Marketers run these tests for as long as those tests get them to that "Aha!" moment. Those moments always lead to rapid customer growth, increases in visits and decreases of the bounce rate, and so much more of those goodies all marketers aim for throughout their careers.

But there is so much more to it than just coming up with good and crazy marketing tactics - we mentioned data analysis as one of the final steps of this (almost) never-ending cycle. Data analysis is crucial for knowing when and how to apply and track the acquisition, the engagement, the retention, and the referral, which are some of the most important points to track in a visitor's lifecycle. For some, the most important points may be the CTR from all those Google AdWords campaigns, or the average percentage of people who respond to your Facebook posts over the previous week.

People responsible for the data tracking and measuring need to help you figure out what the key stats are for each of your A/B tests, in order to see improvement along the way.

As mentioned above, growth hacking is a process that's almost endless, mostly because it keeps iterating over and over again.

Growth hacking is fun, and the Internet is packed with so many case studies, lessons from some of the most famous companies on the planet like Twitter, Pinterest and Airbnb, articles providing in-depth advice, and so much more for virtually any kind of startup out there. Learn, measure, grow, because after all, it's all about driving as much traffic and growth as possible by spending little to no money.
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