Saturday coffee №148

This week has been rich in news. For example, Petal Search, a search aggregator developed by Huawei, launched the Petal Search Travel and Nearby service, which allows users to find information about flights, hotels, and attractions.

Samsung Electronics has introduced a special version of its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless headphones - Adidas Originals Special Pack - in its home country.

And the Korean company LG has confirmed that it is completely leaving the smartphone business. “This decision will allow the company to focus its resources on growing areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business solutions, as well as platforms and services,” LG said in a statement. To some extent, it is a pity that the company completely turned off the mobile business, yet it used to have very interesting models, although in recent years it has clearly begun to go the wrong way.

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Table of Contents

  • Good news from Apple
  • New TCL smartphones
  • Strange Nokia smartphones
  • New headphones and monitor from Huawei
  • Skoda by subscription
  • Hyundai launches UKA
  • New Opel
  • …and dessert

Good news from Apple

This week, Apple Arcade was updated with new exclusive Originals games and two categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits, free of ads and in-app purchases. In addition to new Arcade Originals exclusives (including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail), the service is introducing two new game categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits. Arcade Originals games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Games in the Eternal Classics and App Store Hits categories are available on iPhone and iPad. The Eternal Classic includes traditional game genres such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage (sudoku), Chess - Play & Learn (chess) and Backgammon (backgammon). The App Store Hits category features the best award-winning App Store games, including Threes!, Mini Metro, and Fruit Ninja Classic, all with no ads and 100% open content.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

A cool update that greatly expanded the Apple Arcade collection. Let me remind you that the subscription service offers access to games without ads and in-app purchases, just take it and play. In addition to new exclusives, the placement of hits from the App Store in Arcade also looks interesting, I enjoyed playing Badland, which I had previously missed, and once again began to play the masterpiece Monument Valley.

And also this week, Apple introduced an updated Find My app. Latitude will now be able to locate third-party products using secure and private search tools available through a network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Access Latitude Access Program for Accessories allows third parties to create products that are compatible with the app, allowing users to track their most valuable items within the app. New products from Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof compatible with the Find My app will be available next week.

An interesting move that allows you to integrate other players into the existing Apple ecosystem. We are waiting for products with Locator support not only from the first three companies, but also from other manufacturers.

New TCL smartphones

TCL Communication announced the start of sales on the Russian market of TCL 10 series smartphones. The line includes TCL 10 Plus, TCL 10L and TCL 10 SE models, all devices are equipped with TCL screens and NXTVISION visual technology. The TCL 10 Plus and TCL 10L models received the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. The TCL 10 SE has a MediaTek Helio P22, 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of permanent memory. The older Plus model has a 6.47-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with curved edges, the 10L has a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen, and the 10 SE has a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display. The older models of the series have a quad camera with a main 48 MP module, while the younger model has only three camera modules.

The devices are already available in online and offline sales channels: TCL 10 Plus is available at a price of 28,990 rubles, TCL 10L - 21,990 rubles, TCL 10 SE - 15,990 rubles.

Good products, which, however, were very much delayed with the release, apparently due to the pandemic. I believe that the screens in these devices will be good, but it's interesting that with the quality of photography, since TCL Plex was not very strong in this aspect.

Mobile-review.com TCL 10 Pro (T799H) review

Excellent case materials, like in flagships, a good AMOLED screen and fairly average filling - the flagship of the TCL line

And here is a fresh review of a competitor of this model from OPPO:

Mobile-review.com OPPO Reno 5 review – an unexpectedly pleasant companion

The contender for the title of the best smartphone under 30,000 rubles: a large amount of memory, a 90 Hz AMOLED screen, a high-quality main camera, a peppy processor, ultra-fast battery charging and long battery life

And two more materials on the Samsung Galaxy A51, which can be considered a competitor of TCL 10L for the price:

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Ten reasons against buying a Samsung Galaxy A52 - what you might not like about this model

Strange Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has unveiled three new Nokia smartphone series: X-series - advanced smartphones, G-series - mid-range smartphones and C-series - entry-level smartphones. Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 are two new advanced smartphones that belong to the middle price segment. Both models use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor and 6.67-inch FHD+ displays. The smartphones come pre-installed with Android 11 and will receive security updates and operating system updates for three years. The Nokia X20 has a 64MP 4-sensor camera and a 32MP selfie camera, while the Nokia X10 has a 48MP 4-sensor camera.

Nokia G20 and Nokia G10 are 6.5-inch smartphones with MediaTek G35/G25 processors. The Nokia G20 has a 48MP 4-sensor main camera, while the Nokia G10 has a triple main camera with improved settings for shooting in any conditions and AI technology. Nokia C20 is an entry-level smartphone with Unisoc SC9863A chipset, 6.5-inch HD+ screen and Android Go.

The Nokia X20 smartphone in the 8/128 GB version will cost 31,990 rubles, the Nokia G20 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 13,990 rubles, the Nokia G10 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 11,990 rubles, and the Nokia C20 with a memory capacity of 2/16 GB will be on the shelves at a price of 7,490 rubles. The cost of Nokia X10 will be announced later.

These are the strangest new items on the market in recent times. 32,000 rubles for a smartphone with a Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, are they serious?! Of the advantages of the current solutions from HMD Global, released under the Nokia brand, I see only two, these are pure Android and guaranteed support with updates for three years for the older line and two for younger devices. Otherwise, very strange products that only corporate users will buy from old memory, and even then because of a clean operating system with regular security updates. We already have a first look at the products, read:

Nokia: new smartphones — android.mobile-review.com

Let me introduce you - Nokia C10 and C20, Nokia G10 and G20, and Nokia X10 and X20.

It turns out that HMD refused to release real flagships under the Nokia brand? It doesn’t matter, Xiaomi is growing in this regard and is releasing truly flagship products, however, along with the capabilities and quality of Chinese devices, the price of them is also growing:

Mobile-review.com Review of Xiaomi Mi 11

How Xiaomi becomes an A-brand

New headphones and monitor from Huawei

Huawei introduced the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i wireless headphones in Russia, which, according to the manufacturer, received a powerful battery, an active noise reduction system, a stylish compact design and high sound quality. The new earphones retain the current technologies of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series: high autonomy (up to 10 hours and up to 22 hours with recharging in the case), fast charging (10 minutes is enough for 4 hours of work), high-quality sound and environmental noise cancellation technologies, which allows users to listen to music and talk on the phone in a variety of settings and situations. Pre-order for HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i will start from April 20, 2021. The recommended retail price of the device will be 7,990 rubles.

Roman Belykh has already received the headphones and is actively testing them, let's wait for the material. In the meantime, read Roma's latest review on the new portable speaker from JBL:

Mobile-review.com JBL Xtreme 3 review – it's going to be loud this summer!

Youth portable speaker with shoulder straps and built-in bottle opener! Inside 4 speakers, water protection, two connectors for charging external devices, aggressive design and 25 W of happiness

Huawei has announced the expansion of its product line and introduced the HUAWEI Display monitor with a screen diagonal of 23.8 inches and narrow bezels to the Russian market. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor is equipped with an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 at a pixel density of 93 PPI. Wide viewing angle of 178°, contrast ratio up to 1000:1, brightness up to 250 nits and anti-glare coating, according to the manufacturer, provide high visual comfort in a variety of ambient lighting conditions. The monitor is capable of reproducing 16.7 million colors, representing 72% of the NTSC color gamut. The sensor response time is 5 ms, which gives an advantage during fast-paced video games, allowing you to quickly respond to changes in game actions. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor will be available in black from April 13, 2021 at a price of 11,990 rubles.

Not the lowest price on the market for a 23-inch monitor, but you need to look at how high-quality a matrix is ​​installed in it. But since I have been working only on laptops for a hundred years, the topic of monitors is far from me. Share in the comments how interesting HUAWEI Display is for you.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

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Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

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Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Skoda by subscription

The automaker Skoda, together with the BelkaCar service, provides users with the opportunity to rent Skoda brand cars for a long-term subscription. At the first stage, the KAROQ and KODIAQ models in the Ambition package with all-wheel drive can be rented for a period of one year. Customers are given the opportunity to use the car throughout the Russian Federation. The subscription price, which will cost 45,000 rubles per month in the case of the KAROQ model, includes a car registered with the traffic police, insured under CASCO and OSAGO, with transport tax paid, a set of winter tires and a service for replacing them, as well as delivery of the car to customer service and roadside assistance. You will have to pay 65,000 rubles a month for using the Skoda KODIAQ. Customers are offered models with a 1.4 TSI engine with 150 horsepower combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Very interesting offer, especially on KAROQ. In general, this subscription from Skoda is even better than that from Hyundai, at least if you need a car for a year, since you can rent cars from Koreans for a shorter period.

We have already published separate materials on the KAROQ and KODIAQ crossovers:

Mobile-review.com Skoda Karoq test. For home, for family

Sales of the Skoda Karoq compact crossover in Russia began in February 2020, and in the summer, according to Avtostat, the novelty entered the TOP 10 most popular SUVs and the TOP 25 best-selling cars in Russia

Mobile-review.com Skoda Kodiaq test. Family Crossover

The Skoda Kodiaq crossover is in the top 10 most popular SUVs in the Russian market, and Top Gear magazine named it the best family car

Hyundai launches UKA

Hyundai launches an online platform for the sale of used cars in Russia. To use the service, it is enough to install the UKA application through the App Store or Google Play, in which users will find information about the catalog of cars offered with information about their history, technical condition, and after choosing the car of interest, they can make a purchase online without intermediaries in the most convenient way for themselves and with high security. In the future, such an acquisition can also be made through the service website. The service will offer customers only proven Hyundai cars with mileage that have passed pre-sales service and diagnostics from official dealers of the brand. In addition to used private cars, users will be offered cars that were used in corporate fleets or used by dealers for a test drive.

Plans to launch this platform were announced by brand representatives last year, and finally UKA was officially launched. As the company promises, on the platform it will be possible to find out the entire history of the proposed car and its technical condition, so that the buyer immediately receives full information on the lot. If everything is really honest and transparent, then buying a used Hyundai will now cost the buyer without unpleasant surprises and pitfalls.

New Opel

Opel has started sales of the Crossland compact crossover on the Russian market. This is the fifth car of the Opel brand, which will be sold in our market. The model received an update in October last year and is already on sale in the European market. The design of the car is made in the spirit of the new generation Opel Mokka. It will be delivered to our market in four trim levels. The manufacturer announced prices for it from 1,699,000 rubles, the top version will cost 2,119,000 rubles. The car is designed in accordance with the new style of the Opel brand, which is called the Opel Vizor, its distinguishing feature is the narrow LED optics, visually combined with the radiator grille. Several driver assistance options have appeared in the car, including a rear-view camera, a blind spot monitoring system, a driver fatigue monitoring system and a head-up display that reflects driving parameters. The car is equipped with a 1.2-liter engine with 110 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

It will be necessary to take this car for a test when the opportunity arises, and see what is in it and how. So far, only a low-power engine confuses me, which loses to competitors in this price segment.

…and dessert

A new Mortal Kombat film based on the universe of the game of the same name has been released on wide screens. So far I have seen only negative reviews on the film, so I don’t even really want to go to the cinema after them. Have you already seen the movie, did you like it?

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Saturday coffee №148

This week has been rich in news. For example, Petal Search, a search aggregator developed by Huawei, launched the Petal Search Travel and Nearby service, which allows users to find information about flights, hotels, and attractions.

Samsung Electronics has introduced a special version of its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless headphones - Adidas Originals Special Pack - in its home country.

And the Korean company LG has confirmed that it is completely leaving the smartphone business. “This decision will allow the company to focus its resources on growing areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business solutions, as well as platforms and services,” LG said in a statement. To some extent, it is a pity that the company completely turned off the mobile business, yet it used to have very interesting models, although in recent years it has clearly begun to go the wrong way.

Mobile-review.com On the death of LG's mobile division. 1996-2021

Why LG's mobile division died and death was predetermined - remembering the company's products and mistakes

Table of Contents

  • Good news from Apple
  • New TCL smartphones
  • Strange Nokia smartphones
  • New headphones and monitor from Huawei
  • Skoda by subscription
  • Hyundai launches UKA
  • New Opel
  • …and dessert

Good news from Apple

This week, Apple Arcade was updated with new exclusive Originals games and two categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits, free of ads and in-app purchases. In addition to new Arcade Originals exclusives (including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail), the service is introducing two new game categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits. Arcade Originals games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Games in the Eternal Classics and App Store Hits categories are available on iPhone and iPad. The Eternal Classic includes traditional game genres such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage (sudoku), Chess - Play & Learn (chess) and Backgammon (backgammon). The App Store Hits category features the best award-winning App Store games, including Threes!, Mini Metro, and Fruit Ninja Classic, all with no ads and 100% open content.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

A cool update that greatly expanded the Apple Arcade collection. Let me remind you that the subscription service offers access to games without ads and in-app purchases, just take it and play. In addition to new exclusives, the placement of hits from the App Store in Arcade also looks interesting, I enjoyed playing Badland, which I had previously missed, and once again began to play the masterpiece Monument Valley.

And also this week, Apple introduced an updated Find My app. Latitude will now be able to locate third-party products using secure and private search tools available through a network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Access Latitude Access Program for Accessories allows third parties to create products that are compatible with the app, allowing users to track their most valuable items within the app. New products from Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof compatible with the Find My app will be available next week.

An interesting move that allows you to integrate other players into the existing Apple ecosystem. We are waiting for products with Locator support not only from the first three companies, but also from other manufacturers.

New TCL smartphones

TCL Communication announced the start of sales on the Russian market of TCL 10 series smartphones. The line includes TCL 10 Plus, TCL 10L and TCL 10 SE models, all devices are equipped with TCL screens and NXTVISION visual technology. The TCL 10 Plus and TCL 10L models received the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. The TCL 10 SE has a MediaTek Helio P22, 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of permanent memory. The older Plus model has a 6.47-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with curved edges, the 10L has a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen, and the 10 SE has a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display. The older models of the series have a quad camera with a main 48 MP module, while the younger model has only three camera modules.

The devices are already available in online and offline sales channels: TCL 10 Plus is available at a price of 28,990 rubles, TCL 10L - 21,990 rubles, TCL 10 SE - 15,990 rubles.

Good products, which, however, were very much delayed with the release, apparently due to the pandemic. I believe that the screens in these devices will be good, but it's interesting that with the quality of photography, since TCL Plex was not very strong in this aspect.

Mobile-review.com TCL 10 Pro (T799H) review

Excellent case materials, like in flagships, a good AMOLED screen and fairly average filling - the flagship of the TCL line

And here is a fresh review of a competitor of this model from OPPO:

Mobile-review.com OPPO Reno 5 review – an unexpectedly pleasant companion

The contender for the title of the best smartphone under 30,000 rubles: a large amount of memory, a 90 Hz AMOLED screen, a high-quality main camera, a peppy processor, ultra-fast battery charging and long battery life

And two more materials on the Samsung Galaxy A51, which can be considered a competitor of TCL 10L for the price:

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Ten reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy A52 - the positive aspects of the popular mid-range smartphone

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Ten reasons against buying a Samsung Galaxy A52 - what you might not like about this model

Strange Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has unveiled three new Nokia smartphone series: X-series - advanced smartphones, G-series - mid-range smartphones and C-series - entry-level smartphones. Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 are two new advanced smartphones that belong to the middle price segment. Both models use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor and 6.67-inch FHD+ displays. The smartphones come pre-installed with Android 11 and will receive security updates and operating system updates for three years. The Nokia X20 has a 64MP 4-sensor camera and a 32MP selfie camera, while the Nokia X10 has a 48MP 4-sensor camera.

Nokia G20 and Nokia G10 are 6.5-inch smartphones with MediaTek G35/G25 processors. The Nokia G20 has a 48MP 4-sensor main camera, while the Nokia G10 has a triple main camera with improved settings for shooting in any conditions and AI technology. Nokia C20 is an entry-level smartphone with Unisoc SC9863A chipset, 6.5-inch HD+ screen and Android Go.

The Nokia X20 smartphone in the 8/128 GB version will cost 31,990 rubles, the Nokia G20 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 13,990 rubles, the Nokia G10 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 11,990 rubles, and the Nokia C20 with a memory capacity of 2/16 GB will be on the shelves at a price of 7,490 rubles. The cost of Nokia X10 will be announced later.

These are the strangest new items on the market in recent times. 32,000 rubles for a smartphone with a Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, are they serious?! Of the advantages of the current solutions from HMD Global, released under the Nokia brand, I see only two, these are pure Android and guaranteed support with updates for three years for the older line and two for younger devices. Otherwise, very strange products that only corporate users will buy from old memory, and even then because of a clean operating system with regular security updates. We already have a first look at the products, read:

Nokia: new smartphones — android.mobile-review.com

Let me introduce you - Nokia C10 and C20, Nokia G10 and G20, and Nokia X10 and X20.

It turns out that HMD refused to release real flagships under the Nokia brand? It doesn’t matter, Xiaomi is growing in this regard and is releasing truly flagship products, however, along with the capabilities and quality of Chinese devices, the price of them is also growing:

Mobile-review.com Review of Xiaomi Mi 11

How Xiaomi becomes an A-brand

New headphones and monitor from Huawei

Huawei introduced the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i wireless headphones in Russia, which, according to the manufacturer, received a powerful battery, an active noise reduction system, a stylish compact design and high sound quality. The new earphones retain the current technologies of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series: high autonomy (up to 10 hours and up to 22 hours with recharging in the case), fast charging (10 minutes is enough for 4 hours of work), high-quality sound and environmental noise cancellation technologies, which allows users to listen to music and talk on the phone in a variety of settings and situations. Pre-order for HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i will start from April 20, 2021. The recommended retail price of the device will be 7,990 rubles.

Roman Belykh has already received the headphones and is actively testing them, let's wait for the material. In the meantime, read Roma's latest review on the new portable speaker from JBL:

Mobile-review.com JBL Xtreme 3 review - it's going to be loud this summer!

Youth portable speaker with shoulder straps and built-in bottle opener! Inside 4 speakers, water protection, two connectors for charging external devices, aggressive design and 25 W of happiness

Huawei has announced the expansion of its product line and introduced the HUAWEI Display monitor with a screen diagonal of 23.8 inches and narrow bezels to the Russian market. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor is equipped with an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 at a pixel density of 93 PPI. Wide viewing angle of 178°, contrast ratio up to 1000:1, brightness up to 250 nits and anti-glare coating, according to the manufacturer, provide high visual comfort in a variety of ambient lighting conditions. The monitor is capable of reproducing 16.7 million colors, representing 72% of the NTSC color gamut. The sensor response time is 5 ms, which gives an advantage during fast-paced video games, allowing you to quickly respond to changes in game actions. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor will be available in black from April 13, 2021 at a price of 11,990 rubles.

Not the lowest price on the market for a 23-inch monitor, but you need to look at how high-quality a matrix is ​​installed in it. But since I have been working only on laptops for a hundred years, the topic of monitors is far from me. Share in the comments how interesting HUAWEI Display is for you.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Skoda by subscription

The automaker Skoda, together with the BelkaCar service, provides users with the opportunity to rent Skoda brand cars for a long-term subscription. At the first stage, the KAROQ and KODIAQ models in the Ambition package with all-wheel drive can be rented for a period of one year. Customers are given the opportunity to use the car throughout the Russian Federation. The subscription price, which will cost 45,000 rubles per month in the case of the KAROQ model, includes a car registered with the traffic police, insured under CASCO and OSAGO, with transport tax paid, a set of winter tires and a service for replacing them, as well as delivery of the car to customer service and roadside assistance. You will have to pay 65,000 rubles a month for using the Skoda KODIAQ. Customers are offered models with a 1.4 TSI engine with 150 horsepower combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Very interesting offer, especially on KAROQ. In general, this subscription from Skoda is even better than that from Hyundai, at least if you need a car for a year, since you can rent cars from Koreans for a shorter period.

We have already published separate materials on the KAROQ and KODIAQ crossovers:

Mobile-review.com Skoda Karoq test. For home, for family

Sales of the Skoda Karoq compact crossover in Russia began in February 2020, and in the summer, according to Avtostat, the novelty entered the TOP 10 most popular SUVs and the TOP 25 best-selling cars in Russia

Mobile-review.com Skoda Kodiaq test. Family Crossover

The Skoda Kodiaq crossover is in the top 10 most popular SUVs in the Russian market, and Top Gear magazine named it the best family car

Hyundai launches UKA

Hyundai launches an online platform for the sale of used cars in Russia. To use the service, it is enough to install the UKA application through the App Store or Google Play, in which users will find information about the catalog of cars offered with information about their history, technical condition, and after choosing the car of interest, they can make a purchase online without intermediaries in the most convenient way for themselves and with high security. In the future, such an acquisition can also be made through the service website. The service will offer customers only proven Hyundai cars with mileage that have passed pre-sales service and diagnostics from official dealers of the brand. In addition to used private cars, users will be offered cars that were used in corporate fleets or used by dealers for a test drive.

Plans to launch this platform were announced by brand representatives last year, and finally UKA was officially launched. As the company promises, on the platform it will be possible to find out the entire history of the proposed car and its technical condition, so that the buyer immediately receives full information on the lot. If everything is really honest and transparent, then buying a used Hyundai will now cost the buyer without unpleasant surprises and pitfalls.

New Opel

Opel has started sales of the Crossland compact crossover on the Russian market. This is the fifth car of the Opel brand, which will be sold in our market. The model received an update in October last year and is already on sale in the European market. The design of the car is made in the spirit of the new generation Opel Mokka. It will be delivered to our market in four trim levels. The manufacturer announced prices for it from 1,699,000 rubles, the top version will cost 2,119,000 rubles. The car is designed in accordance with the new style of the Opel brand, which is called the Opel Vizor, its distinguishing feature is the narrow LED optics, visually combined with the radiator grille. Several driver assistance options have appeared in the car, including a rear-view camera, a blind spot monitoring system, a driver fatigue monitoring system and a head-up display that reflects driving parameters. The car is equipped with a 1.2-liter engine with 110 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

It will be necessary to take this car for a test when the opportunity arises, and see what is in it and how. So far, only a low-power engine confuses me, which loses to competitors in this price segment.

…and dessert

A new Mortal Kombat film based on the universe of the game of the same name has been released on wide screens. So far I have seen only negative reviews on the film, so I don’t even really want to go to the cinema after them. Have you already seen the movie, did you like it?

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee #147

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a smartphone with a flexible display, Russian software is now in every iron, Kia showed a new electric car, and LEGO will release new sneakers

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Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a bunch of new products, OnePlus 9 was officially shown, Kia revealed details about the new K8 sedan, and the Incredibles series is coming out in April

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee №145

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi is off the US blacklist, Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 are on sale, Hyundai is launching a futuristic minivan, and Gucci is selling virtual sneakers

Saturday coffee №148

This week has been rich in news. For example, Petal Search, a search aggregator developed by Huawei, launched the Petal Search Travel and Nearby service, which allows users to find information about flights, hotels, and attractions.

Samsung Electronics has introduced a special version of its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless headphones - Adidas Originals Special Pack - in its home country.

And the Korean company LG has confirmed that it is completely leaving the smartphone business. “This decision will allow the company to focus its resources on growing areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business solutions, as well as platforms and services,” LG said in a statement. To some extent, it is a pity that the company completely turned off the mobile business, yet it used to have very interesting models, although in recent years it has clearly begun to go the wrong way.

Mobile-review.com On the death of LG's mobile division. 1996-2021

Why LG's mobile division died and death was predetermined - remembering the company's products and mistakes

Table of Contents

  • Good news from Apple
  • New TCL smartphones
  • Strange Nokia smartphones
  • New headphones and monitor from Huawei
  • Skoda by subscription
  • Hyundai launches UKA
  • New Opel
  • …and dessert

Good news from Apple

This week, Apple Arcade was updated with new exclusive Originals games and two categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits, free of ads and in-app purchases. In addition to new Arcade Originals exclusives (including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail), the service is introducing two new game categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits. Arcade Originals games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Games in the Eternal Classics and App Store Hits categories are available on iPhone and iPad. The Eternal Classic includes traditional game genres such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage (sudoku), Chess - Play & Learn (chess) and Backgammon (backgammon). The App Store Hits category features the best award-winning App Store games, including Threes!, Mini Metro, and Fruit Ninja Classic, all with no ads and 100% open content.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

A cool update that greatly expanded the Apple Arcade collection. Let me remind you that the subscription service offers access to games without ads and in-app purchases, just take it and play. In addition to new exclusives, the placement of hits from the App Store in Arcade also looks interesting, I enjoyed playing Badland, which I had previously missed, and once again began to play the masterpiece Monument Valley.

And also this week, Apple introduced an updated Find My app. Latitude will now be able to locate third-party products using secure and private search tools available through a network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Access Latitude Access Program for Accessories allows third parties to create products that are compatible with the app, allowing users to track their most valuable items within the app. New products from Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof compatible with the Find My app will be available next week.

An interesting move that allows you to integrate other players into the existing Apple ecosystem. We are waiting for products with Locator support not only from the first three companies, but also from other manufacturers.

New TCL smartphones

TCL Communication announced the start of sales on the Russian market of TCL 10 series smartphones. The line includes TCL 10 Plus, TCL 10L and TCL 10 SE models, all devices are equipped with TCL screens and NXTVISION visual technology. The TCL 10 Plus and TCL 10L models received the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. The TCL 10 SE has a MediaTek Helio P22, 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of permanent memory. The older Plus model has a 6.47-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with curved edges, the 10L has a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen, and the 10 SE has a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display. The older models of the series have a quad camera with a main 48 MP module, while the younger model has only three camera modules.

The devices are already available in online and offline sales channels: TCL 10 Plus is available at a price of 28,990 rubles, TCL 10L - 21,990 rubles, TCL 10 SE - 15,990 rubles.

Good products, which, however, were very much delayed with the release, apparently due to the pandemic. I believe that the screens in these devices will be good, but it's interesting that with the quality of photography, since TCL Plex was not very strong in this aspect.

Mobile-review.com TCL 10 Pro (T799H) review

Excellent case materials, like in flagships, a good AMOLED screen and fairly average filling - the flagship of the TCL line

And here is a fresh review of a competitor of this model from OPPO:

Mobile-review.com OPPO Reno 5 review – an unexpectedly pleasant companion

The contender for the title of the best smartphone under 30,000 rubles: a large amount of memory, a 90 Hz AMOLED screen, a high-quality main camera, a peppy processor, ultra-fast battery charging and long battery life

And two more materials on the Samsung Galaxy A51, which can be considered a competitor of TCL 10L for the price:

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Ten reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy A52 - the positive aspects of the popular mid-range smartphone

Mobile-review.com Ten reasons not to buy Samsung Galaxy A52

Ten reasons against buying a Samsung Galaxy A52 - what you might not like about this model

Strange Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has unveiled three new Nokia smartphone series: X-series - advanced smartphones, G-series - mid-range smartphones and C-series - entry-level smartphones. Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 are two new advanced smartphones that belong to the middle price segment. Both models use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor and 6.67-inch FHD+ displays. The smartphones come pre-installed with Android 11 and will receive security updates and operating system updates for three years. The Nokia X20 has a 64MP 4-sensor camera and a 32MP selfie camera, while the Nokia X10 has a 48MP 4-sensor camera.

Nokia G20 and Nokia G10 are 6.5-inch smartphones with MediaTek G35/G25 processors. The Nokia G20 has a 48MP 4-sensor main camera, while the Nokia G10 has a triple main camera with improved settings for shooting in any conditions and AI technology. Nokia C20 is an entry-level smartphone with Unisoc SC9863A chipset, 6.5-inch HD+ screen and Android Go.

The Nokia X20 smartphone in the 8/128 GB version will cost 31,990 rubles, the Nokia G20 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 13,990 rubles, the Nokia G10 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 11,990 rubles, and the Nokia C20 with a memory capacity of 2/16 GB will be on the shelves at a price of 7,490 rubles. The cost of Nokia X10 will be announced later.

These are the strangest new items on the market in recent times. 32,000 rubles for a smartphone with a Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, are they serious?! Of the advantages of the current solutions from HMD Global, released under the Nokia brand, I see only two, these are pure Android and guaranteed support with updates for three years for the older line and two for younger devices. Otherwise, very strange products that only corporate users will buy from old memory, and even then because of a clean operating system with regular security updates. We already have a first look at the products, read:

Nokia: new smartphones — android.mobile-review.com

Let me introduce you - Nokia C10 and C20, Nokia G10 and G20, and Nokia X10 and X20.

It turns out that HMD refused to release real flagships under the Nokia brand? It doesn’t matter, Xiaomi is growing in this regard and is releasing truly flagship products, however, along with the capabilities and quality of Chinese devices, the price of them is also growing:

Mobile-review.com Review of Xiaomi Mi 11

How Xiaomi becomes an A-brand

New headphones and monitor from Huawei

Huawei introduced the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i wireless headphones in Russia, which, according to the manufacturer, received a powerful battery, an active noise reduction system, a stylish compact design and high sound quality. The new earphones retain the current technologies of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series: high autonomy (up to 10 hours and up to 22 hours with recharging in the case), fast charging (10 minutes is enough for 4 hours of work), high-quality sound and environmental noise cancellation technologies, which allows users to listen to music and talk on the phone in a variety of settings and situations. Pre-order for HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i will start from April 20, 2021. The recommended retail price of the device will be 7,990 rubles.

Roman Belykh has already received the headphones and is actively testing them, let's wait for the material. In the meantime, read Roma's latest review on the new portable speaker from JBL:

Mobile-review.com JBL Xtreme 3 review – it's going to be loud this summer!

Youth portable speaker with shoulder straps and built-in bottle opener! Inside 4 speakers, water protection, two connectors for charging external devices, aggressive design and 25 W of happiness

Huawei has announced the expansion of its product line and introduced the HUAWEI Display monitor with a screen diagonal of 23.8 inches and narrow bezels to the Russian market. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor is equipped with an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 at a pixel density of 93 PPI. Wide viewing angle of 178°, contrast ratio up to 1000:1, brightness up to 250 nits and anti-glare coating, according to the manufacturer, provide high visual comfort in a variety of ambient lighting conditions. The monitor is capable of reproducing 16.7 million colors, representing 72% of the NTSC color gamut. The sensor response time is 5 ms, which gives an advantage during fast-paced video games, allowing you to quickly respond to changes in game actions. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor will be available in black from April 13, 2021 at a price of 11,990 rubles.

Not the lowest price on the market for a 23-inch monitor, but you need to look at how high-quality a matrix is ​​installed in it. But since I have been working only on laptops for a hundred years, the topic of monitors is far from me. Share in the comments how interesting HUAWEI Display is for you.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Skoda by subscription

The automaker Skoda, together with the BelkaCar service, provides users with the opportunity to rent Skoda brand cars for a long-term subscription. At the first stage, the KAROQ and KODIAQ models in the Ambition package with all-wheel drive can be rented for a period of one year. Customers are given the opportunity to use the car throughout the Russian Federation. The subscription price, which will cost 45,000 rubles per month in the case of the KAROQ model, includes a car registered with the traffic police, insured under CASCO and OSAGO, with transport tax paid, a set of winter tires and a service for replacing them, as well as delivery of the car to customer service and roadside assistance. You will have to pay 65,000 rubles a month for using the Skoda KODIAQ. Customers are offered models with a 1.4 TSI engine with 150 horsepower combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Very interesting offer, especially on KAROQ. In general, this subscription from Skoda is even better than that from Hyundai, at least if you need a car for a year, since you can rent cars from Koreans for a shorter period.

We have already published separate materials on the KAROQ and KODIAQ crossovers:

Mobile-review.com Skoda Karoq test. For home, for family

Sales of the Skoda Karoq compact crossover in Russia began in February 2020, and in the summer, according to Avtostat, the novelty entered the TOP 10 most popular SUVs and the TOP 25 best-selling cars in Russia

Mobile-review.com Skoda Kodiaq test. Family Crossover

The Skoda Kodiaq crossover is in the top 10 most popular SUVs in the Russian market, and Top Gear magazine named it the best family car

Hyundai launches UKA

Hyundai launches an online platform for the sale of used cars in Russia. To use the service, it is enough to install the UKA application through the App Store or Google Play, in which users will find information about the catalog of cars offered with information about their history, technical condition, and after choosing the car of interest, they can make a purchase online without intermediaries in the most convenient way for themselves and with high security. In the future, such an acquisition can also be made through the service website. The service will offer customers only proven Hyundai cars with mileage that have passed pre-sales service and diagnostics from official dealers of the brand. In addition to used private cars, users will be offered cars that were used in corporate fleets or used by dealers for a test drive.

Plans to launch this platform were announced by brand representatives last year, and finally UKA was officially launched. As the company promises, on the platform it will be possible to find out the entire history of the proposed car and its technical condition, so that the buyer immediately receives full information on the lot. If everything is really honest and transparent, then buying a used Hyundai will now cost the buyer without unpleasant surprises and pitfalls.

New Opel

Opel has started sales of the Crossland compact crossover on the Russian market. This is the fifth car of the Opel brand, which will be sold in our market. The model received an update in October last year and is already on sale in the European market. The design of the car is made in the spirit of the new generation Opel Mokka. It will be delivered to our market in four trim levels. The manufacturer announced prices for it from 1,699,000 rubles, the top version will cost 2,119,000 rubles. The car is designed in accordance with the new style of the Opel brand, which is called the Opel Vizor, its distinguishing feature is the narrow LED optics, visually combined with the radiator grille. Several driver assistance options have appeared in the car, including a rear-view camera, a blind spot monitoring system, a driver fatigue monitoring system and a head-up display that reflects driving parameters. The car is equipped with a 1.2-liter engine with 110 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

It will be necessary to take this car for a test when the opportunity arises, and see what is in it and how. So far, only a low-power engine confuses me, which loses to competitors in this price segment.

…and dessert

A new Mortal Kombat film based on the universe of the game of the same name has been released on wide screens. So far I have seen only negative reviews on the film, so I don’t even really want to go to the cinema after them. Have you already seen the movie, did you like it?

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee #147

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a smartphone with a flexible display, Russian software is now in every iron, Kia showed a new electric car, and LEGO will release new sneakers

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee #146

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a bunch of new products, OnePlus 9 was officially shown, Kia revealed details about the new K8 sedan, and the Incredibles series is coming out in April

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee №145

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi is off the US blacklist, Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 are on sale, Hyundai is launching a futuristic minivan, and Gucci is selling virtual sneakers

Saturday coffee #148

The week was rich in news. For example, Petal Search, a search aggregator developed by Huawei, launched the Petal Search Travel and Nearby service, which allows users to find information about flights, hotels, and attractions.

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a special edition of its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless earbuds, the Adidas Originals Special Pack, in its home country.

And the Korean company LG has confirmed that it is completely leaving the smartphone business. “This decision will allow the company to focus its resources on growing areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business solutions, as well as platforms and services,” LG said in a statement. To some extent, it is a pity that the company completely turned off the mobile business, yet it used to have very interesting models, although in recent years it has clearly begun to go the wrong way.

Mobile-review.com On the death of LG's mobile division. 1996-2021

Why LG's mobile division died and death was predetermined - remembering the company's products and mistakes

Table of Contents

  • Good news from Apple
  • New TCL smartphones
  • Strange Nokia smartphones
  • New headphones and monitor from Huawei
  • Skoda by subscription
  • Hyundai launches UKA
  • New Opel
  • …and dessert

Good news from Apple

This week, Apple Arcade was updated with new exclusive Originals games and two categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits, free of ads and in-app purchases. In addition to new Arcade Originals exclusives (including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail), the service is introducing two new game categories: Timeless Classics and App Store Hits. Arcade Originals games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Games in the Eternal Classics and App Store Hits categories are available on iPhone and iPad. Eternal Classics includes traditional game genres such as Good Sudoku by Zach Gage (sudoku), Chess - Play & Learn (chess) and Backgammon (backgammon). The App Store Hits category features the best award-winning App Store games, including Threes!, Mini Metro, and Fruit Ninja Classic, all with no ads and 100% open content.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

A cool update that greatly expanded the Apple Arcade collection. Let me remind you that the subscription service offers access to games without ads and in-app purchases, just take it and play. In addition to new exclusives, the placement of hits from the App Store in Arcade also looks interesting, I enjoyed playing Badland, which I had previously missed, and once again began to play the masterpiece Monument Valley.

And also this week, Apple introduced an updated Find My app. Latitude will now be able to locate third-party products using secure and private search tools available through a network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Access Latitude Access Program for Accessories allows third parties to create products that are compatible with the app, allowing users to track their most valuable items within the app. New products from Belkin, Chipolo and VanMoof compatible with the Find My app will be available next week.

An interesting move that allows you to integrate other players into the existing Apple ecosystem. We are waiting for products with Locator support not only from the first three companies, but also from other manufacturers.

New TCL smartphones

TCL Communication announced the start of sales on the Russian market of TCL 10 series smartphones. The line includes TCL 10 Plus, TCL 10L and TCL 10 SE models, all devices are equipped with TCL screens and NXTVISION visual technology. The TCL 10 Plus and TCL 10L models received the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. The TCL 10 SE has a MediaTek Helio P22, 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of permanent memory. The older Plus model has a 6.47-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with curved edges, the 10L has a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen, and the 10 SE has a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display. The older models of the series have a quad camera with a main 48 MP module, while the younger model has only three camera modules.

The devices are already available in online and offline sales channels: TCL 10 Plus is available at a price of 28,990 rubles, TCL 10L - 21,990 rubles, TCL 10 SE - 15,990 rubles.

Good products, which, however, were very much delayed with the release, apparently due to the pandemic. I believe that the screens in these devices will be good, but it's interesting that with the quality of photography, since TCL Plex was not very strong in this aspect.

Mobile-review.com TCL 10 Pro (T799H) review

Excellent case materials, like in flagships, a good AMOLED screen and fairly average filling - the flagship of the TCL line

And here is a fresh review of a competitor of this model from OPPO:

Mobile-review.com OPPO Reno 5 review – an unexpectedly pleasant companion

The contender for the title of the best smartphone under 30,000 rubles: a large amount of memory, a 90 Hz AMOLED screen, a high-quality main camera, a peppy processor, ultra-fast battery charging and long battery life

And two more materials on the Samsung Galaxy A51, which can be considered a competitor of TCL 10L for the price:

Mobile-review.com Ten Forever Aloe Vera Gelly ( Natural Body Cleanser) reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy A52

Mobile-review.com Ten Forever Aloe Vera Gelly ( Natural Body Cleanser) Forever Aloe Vera Gelly (Natural Body Cleanser) reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy A52

Ten reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy A52 - the positive aspects of the popular mid-range smartphone

Mobile-review.com Ten reasons not to buy Samsung Galaxy A52

Ten reasons against buying a Samsung Galaxy A52 - what you might not like about this model

Strange Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has unveiled three new Nokia smartphone series: X-series - advanced smartphones, G-series - mid-range smartphones and C-series - entry-level smartphones. Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 are two new advanced smartphones that belong to the middle price segment. Both models use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor and 6.67-inch FHD+ displays. The smartphones come pre-installed with Android 11 and will receive security updates and operating system updates for three years. The Nokia X20 has a 64MP 4-sensor camera and a 32MP selfie camera, while the Nokia X10 has a 48MP 4-sensor camera.

Nokia G20 and Nokia G10 are 6.5-inch smartphones with MediaTek G35/G25 processors. The Nokia G20 has a 48MP 4-sensor main camera, while the Nokia G10 has a triple main camera with improved settings for shooting in any conditions and AI technology. Nokia C20 is an entry-level smartphone with Unisoc SC9863A chipset, 6.5-inch HD+ screen and Android Go.

The Nokia X20 smartphone in the 8/128 GB version will cost 31,990 rubles, the Nokia G20 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 13,990 rubles, the Nokia G10 in the 4/64 GB version will cost 11,990 rubles, and the Nokia C20 with a memory capacity of 2/16 GB will be on the shelves at a price of 7,490 rubles. The cost of Nokia X10 will be announced later.

These are the strangest new items on the market in recent times. 32,000 rubles for a smartphone with a Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, are they serious?! Of the advantages of the current solutions from HMD Global, released under the Nokia brand, I see only two, these are pure Android and guaranteed support with updates for three years for the older line and two for younger devices. Otherwise, very strange products that only corporate users will buy from old memory, and even then because of a clean operating system with regular security updates. We already have a first look at the products, read:

Nokia: new smartphones — android.mobile-review.com

Let me introduce you - Nokia C10 and C20, Nokia G10 and G20, and Nokia X10 and X20.

It turns out that HMD refused to release real flagships under the Nokia brand? It doesn’t matter, Xiaomi is growing in this regard and is releasing truly flagship products, however, along with the capabilities and quality of Chinese devices, the price of them is also growing:

Mobile-review.com Review of Xiaomi Mi 11

How Xiaomi becomes an A-brand

New headphones and monitor from Huawei

Huawei introduced the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i wireless headphones in Russia, which, according to the manufacturer, received a powerful battery, an active noise reduction system, a stylish compact design and high sound quality. The new earphones retain the current technologies of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series: high autonomy (up to 10 hours and up to 22 hours with recharging in the case), fast charging (10 minutes is enough for 4 hours of work), high-quality sound and environmental noise cancellation technologies, which allows users to listen to music and talk on the phone in a variety of settings and situations. Pre-order for HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i will start from April 20, 2021. The recommended retail price of the device will be 7,990 rubles.

Roman Belykh has already received the headphones and is actively testing them, let's wait for the material. In the meantime, read Roma's latest review on the new portable speaker from JBL:

Mobile-review.com JBL Xtreme 3 review - it's going to be loud this summer!

Youth portable speaker with shoulder straps and built-in bottle opener! Inside 4 speakers, water protection, two connectors for charging external devices, aggressive design and 25 W of happiness

Huawei has announced the expansion of its product line and introduced the HUAWEI Display monitor with a screen diagonal of 23.8 inches and narrow bezels to the Russian market. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor is equipped with an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 at a pixel density of 93 PPI. Wide viewing angle of 178°, contrast ratio up to 1000:1, brightness up to 250 nits and anti-glare coating, according to the manufacturer, provide high visual comfort in a variety of ambient lighting conditions. The monitor is capable of reproducing 16.7 million colors, representing 72% of the NTSC color gamut. The sensor response time is 5 ms, which gives an advantage during fast-paced video games, allowing you to quickly respond to changes in game actions. The HUAWEI Display 23.8″ monitor will be available in black from April 13, 2021 at a price of 11,990 rubles.

Not the lowest price on the market for a 23-inch monitor, but you need to look at how high-quality a matrix is ​​installed in it. But since I have been working only on laptops for a hundred years, the topic of monitors is far from me. Share in the comments how interesting HUAWEI Display is for you.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Skoda by subscription

The automaker Skoda, together with the BelkaCar service, provides users with the opportunity to rent Skoda brand cars for a long-term subscription. At the first stage, the KAROQ and KODIAQ models in the Ambition package with all-wheel drive can be rented for a period of one year. Customers are given the opportunity to use the car throughout the Russian Federation. The subscription price, which will cost 45,000 rubles per month in the case of the KAROQ model, includes a car registered with the traffic police, insured under CASCO and OSAGO, with transport tax paid, a set of winter tires and a service for replacing them, as well as delivery of the car to customer service and roadside assistance. You will have to pay 65,000 rubles a month for using the Skoda KODIAQ. Customers are offered models with a 1.4 TSI engine with 150 horsepower combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Very interesting offer, especially on KAROQ. In general, this subscription from Skoda is even better than that from Hyundai, at least if you need a car for a year, since you can rent cars from Koreans for a shorter period.

We have already published separate materials on the KAROQ and KODIAQ crossovers:

Mobile-review.com Skoda Karoq test. For home, for family

Sales of the Skoda Karoq compact crossover in Russia began in February 2020, and in the summer, according to Avtostat, the novelty entered the TOP 10 most popular SUVs and the TOP 25 best-selling cars in Russia

Mobile-review.com Skoda Kodiaq test. Family Crossover

The Skoda Kodiaq crossover is in the top 10 most popular SUVs in the Russian market, and Top Gear magazine named it the best family car

Hyundai launches UKA

Hyundai launches an online platform for the sale of used cars in Russia. To use the service, it is enough to install the UKA application through the App Store or Google Play, in which users will find information about the catalog of cars offered with information about their history, technical condition, and after choosing the car of interest, they can make a purchase online without intermediaries in the most convenient way for themselves and with high security. In the future, such an acquisition can also be made through the service website. The service will offer customers only proven Hyundai cars with mileage that have passed pre-sales service and diagnostics from official dealers of the brand. In addition to used private cars, users will be offered cars that were used in corporate fleets or used by dealers for a test drive.

Plans to launch this platform were announced by brand representatives last year, and finally UKA was officially launched. As the company promises, on the platform it will be possible to find out the entire history of the proposed car and its technical condition, so that the buyer immediately receives full information on the lot. If everything is really honest and transparent, then buying a used Hyundai will now cost the buyer without unpleasant surprises and pitfalls.

New Opel

Opel has started sales of the Crossland compact crossover on the Russian market. This is the fifth car of the Opel brand, which will be sold in our market. The model received an update in October last year and is already on sale in the European market. The design of the car is made in the spirit of the new generation Opel Mokka. It will be delivered to our market in four trim levels. The manufacturer announced prices for it from 1,699,000 rubles, the top version will cost 2,119,000 rubles. The car is designed in accordance with the new style of the Opel brand, which is called the Opel Vizor, its distinguishing feature is the narrow LED optics, visually combined with the radiator grille. Several driver assistance options have appeared in the car, including a rear-view camera, a blind spot monitoring system, a driver fatigue monitoring system and a head-up display that reflects driving parameters. The car is equipped with a 1.2-liter engine with 110 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

It will be necessary to take this car for a test when the opportunity arises, and see what is in it and how. So far, only a low-power engine confuses me, which loses to competitors in this price segment.

…and dessert

A new Mortal Kombat film based on the universe of the game of the same name has been released on wide screens. So far I have seen only negative reviews on the film, so I don’t even really want to go to the cinema after them. Have you already seen the movie, did you like it?

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee #147

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a smartphone with a flexible display, Russian software is now in every iron, Kia showed a new electric car, and LEGO will release new sneakers

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee #146

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi introduced a bunch of new products, OnePlus 9 was officially shown, Kia revealed details about the new K8 sedan, and the Incredibles series is coming out in April

Mobile-review.com Saturday coffee №145

Pour yourself a cup of invigorating Saturday coffee and check out the news of the week. Xiaomi is off the US blacklist, Samsung Galaxy A52 and A72 are on sale, Hyundai is launching a futuristic minivan, and Gucci is selling virtual sneakers