The C3 comes with an AI Triple Camera setup, consisting of a 13MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. While the depth sensor captures crisp portraits with creamy bokeh, the macro sensor allows for close-up shots along with the capability to shoot macro video in 720p. The smartphone sports a 16.58 cm HD+ display, with a resolution of 1600 × 720 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It also comes with P2i’s nanocoating, making the smartphone resistant to accidental splashes.
The device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 8-core processor with Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 2.3GHz. It comes with a 5000mAh high-capacity battery and Better Battery 2.0 technology for extended longevity. The Poco C3 will be available for purchase in Arctic Blue, Lime Green and Matte Black colour variants on Flipkart, starting October 16, 2020 for an introductory pricing of INR 7,499 and INR 8,999 for the 3/32GB and 4/64GB variants respectively.
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A Punch Above Its Weight?
We have been witnessing a constant and steady scaling up of brands in the smartphone market for the last few years. While players who started with the budget segment move to a mid-priced segment and mid-price brands rapidly start testing the waters at the premium markets, the existing premium players like Apple and Samsung are busy carving out a luxury segment, catering to the crème-de-la-crème of the society. Make no mistake though; they are not leaving the premium segment yet, with carefully placed models in that segment, and even in the mid-priced market. We would call the S21 Ultra, Samsung’s luxury model, packing a surplus of everything in a stylish body.
Raising the Bar
Smartphone segments are expanding beyond the premium and flagship categories and the Pro series of iPhones fairly justify that segment and pricing. And for those who do not have such deep pockets, luckily, Apple has kept a few more segments populated including the SE, XR and 11. Being a photography magazine, we are committed to review the device with the best camera in the series. So here we have the iPhone 12 Pro Max on our test bench.
R6's Senior Sibling
Launched in India along with the EOS R6 in early July 2020, the EOS R5 is probably the most technically advanced mirrorless digital interchangeable lens camera offered by Canon. Let’s see how it fares in our review…
Realme Expands X series
Realme has introduced the newest additions to its X series family, the X7 5G and X7 Pro 5G.
Stealthy Camera for Beginners
Olympus is one company that kickstarted the Live View and mirrorless revolution in the early 2000s with the E-series cameras, which were still bulky and had large and heavy lenses. Eventually the Micro Four Thirds system emerged, and we saw a very compact line-up of cameras and lenses from Olympus. The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV continues this lineage and is designed for entry-level budget-conscious photographers.
A Feature-filled Hybrid
The Panasonic Lumix S5 was launched on September 2, 2020. This is the fourth camera in Panasonic’s S-series. The S5 has a form factor similar to the GH5 but with added features similar to the S1 and S1H. It is a compact, lightweight model that, according to Panasonic, ‘provides excellent performance in both photos and videos’. Let’s see how it fares in our review…
Poco Launches M3 Smartphone
Poco has announced the launch of its latest smartphone M3, available in three colours variants i.e. Cool Blue, Power Black and Poco Yellow.
Gudsen Launches New Mics
Gudsen has launched 2 new microphones under their brand name Mirfak Audio, called the ‘MC1 -Lavalier microphone’ and the ‘N2 - On-Camera microphone’.
Sony Expands G Master Series
Sony has announced the FE 35 mm f/1.4 GM (model SEL35F14GM), the newest addition to its G Master full-frame lens series. When paired with an E-mount camera body, the lens offers Sony’s AF capabilities.
Samsung Launches Galaxy M02s
Samsung has launched the ‘Max Up’ Galaxy M02s under its Galaxy M Series. The M02s is priced below INR 10,000 and is packed with a range of Samsung’s first-ever features for the digital-first consumers in this price segment.
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Belkin SoundForm Elite
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