The EuroXliveanalysis table is almost like never before and after the month of April, in this month of May, we have not stopped for a moment to analyze products. And in this article, we synthesize them all so that you have them at hand at once and without searching.
This month the mobiles have won by a landslide, being able to group many of what seem to be the most interesting proposals of the year for the mid-range, although we see a little of everything including smartwatches, vacuum robots and even board games. We order all the analyzes according to the note that we have given them including our ratings.
Samsung Galaxy S20 + – 9.2
The medium-sized twin of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra reminded us a lot of him, but coming in a smaller bottle, although less than that of the Samsung Galaxy S20. Without giving up the 120-hertz refresh rate on the screen, the S20 + seemed to us in its analysis one of the most compact mobiles in the high-end without giving up the power.
- Without being a strictly small mobile, it is compact and very comfortable compared to other phones with a rough diagonal screen.
- Too bad we can’t use it at full resolution at 120Hz, but this refresh rate really suits the user experience.
- Quality sound (and the headphones they deliver are fine).
- The camera app could improve a lot to better accompany the hardware.
- The battery is not shiny or a mess, but it fits right.
- One UI continues to give the feeling of having a lot to polish.
Samsung Galaxy S20 – 9
And with a few tenths below we just find the Samsung Galaxy S20, that little one of the saga that we found it all a “matagigantes”. It maintains that same panel with up to 120 Hz but less diagonal, and in the end, the experience is also quite similar.
- The 120 hertz is a before and an after, everything seems to “scratch” when we lower this refresh rate.
- The audio is exceptional, both in terms of maximum volume and final quality.
- The compact design and reduced curves make it very comfortable in one hand
- Autonomy is a very improvable point. It is difficult to reach the end of the day as soon as we demand a little.
- The cameras are of a high standard, but Samsung remains off the throne for another year.
- Although it is comfortable and compact, it gets dirty easily with both fingerprints and traces of grease from the hands.
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB
Meanwhile mobile we also made room for this ambitious laptop. The Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB seeks to unite the field of leisure with the professional with the new 10th generation Intel Core processors, Nvidia’s most powerful RTX graphics and its main reason for being: a spectacular 15.6-inch OLED screen.
- Excellent performance
- Spectacular OLED screen for both leisure and work
- Robust design while suitable for carrying from one side to the other
- Demanding cooling makes fans playing or working at full blast annoying
- Large charger without USB-C charging capability
- 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD with this price is upgradeable
Realme X50 Pro – 8.8
Although its popularity has been increasing largely thanks to its mid-range adjusted in price, Realme also has its high-end line and the Realme X50 Pro 5G is its most powerful option so far this year. With a design that does not go unnoticed, the Snapdragon 865 and four rear cameras among which it integrates a telephoto lens, this is this flagship that manages to be something more contained in price than the competition.
- It charges at lightning speed.
- Fluid display.
- Power for demanding.
- The cameras fall a bit short, especially the wide-angle.
- Somewhat heavy and rough design.
- Realme UI has improved but still has details to polish.
Xiaomi Mi 10 – 8.8
The invasion of Xiaomi in the current mobile showcase covers all the ranges and speaking of the high we had to try the Xiaomi Mi 10, the little brother of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Although the experience is not too different, being traced in designs and close in benefits. Of course, in this case, it also goes to the high range including the price.
- In design and construction, it has taken a step forward.
- The 90 Hz screen shows off for its fluidity, brightness and colour.
- Outstanding performance on all types of tasks.
- Stereo speakers with top-level sound.
- We have no IP68 water resistance.
- Both the curves of the screen and the protruding camera are somewhat annoying.
- The secondary sensors fall short of the main one.
- Higher price than previous generations.
POCO F2 Pro – 8,8
The second round of POCO mobiles has made us wait a long time (we had to say it), but we have already been able to analyze the POCO F2 Pro, taking the wake of the POCOPHONE F1 in being everything a high-end mobile at a price much more content. It integrates the latest Qualcomm processor for this range of phones, LPDDR5 RAM, 5G and Wifi 6 support, among other features.
- Unbeatable technical sheet for its price
- Great autonomy supported by fast charging
- Screen brilliantly, ideal for outdoor use
- Sound somewhat lower than expected in this price range
- MIUI for Little they hardly have any differentiating value.
- The screen without 90 Hz is a parenthesis in its technical sheet
Dell XPS 13 (2020) – 8.75
New 16:10 screen format and even thinner frames make Dell XPS 13 (2020) an even better version than its predecessor, so that it returns to give more benefits in less volume and that it is renewed not only on the outside but also on the inside. This time also two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 interface are added.
- Even more compact, solid and consistent design
- The screen gains even more integers and vertical resolution
- Quiet and efficient
- Few connectivity options
- We miss a variant with AMD processors
- New processors do not provide a substantial improvement
Black Shark 3 – 8.6
The last Black Shark came to the Spanish market in May as two interesting mobiles for whom their main use is to play. We have been able to test the Black Shark 3 for this and much more, as well as the various accessories that you can fit for all those games.
- It is very fast. Throughout.
- Fast charging is insane.
- The dual stereo front speaker goes perfectly with games and movies.
- Without NFC.
- HDR is not too consistent.
- Large and quite heavy.
Realme 6 Pro – 8.5
Another of the Realme proposals that have passed this month by EuroXliveis this Realme 6 Pro, which aims to take that good experience and value for money that we saw with the Realme 6 a little further, although with a much more striking design. It is a mobile with a screen with up to 90-hertz refresh rate, four rear cameras and up to 8 GB of RAM for less than 350 euros from the moment of its departure.
- The fluidity at 90 Hz is remarkable at all times and does not excessively sacrifice autonomy.
- There are cameras and modes for everything. The quality is not the best but in versatility a 10.
- Realme UI has improved with updates and is fully stable.
- Audio is acceptable, but not up to par with other competitors.
- It is somewhat thick, not that it is uncomfortable to use but it may be too much for some users.
- Perhaps a front camera would have benefited at the design level in the front, seeing that the wide-angle does not perform as it should.
iPhone SE (2020) – 8.3
One of the last hopes for lovers of phones with a screen less than 5 inches without giving up a high-end processor, but with a single rear camera and quite anachronistic frames. The iPhone SE (2020) is difficult to classify but its size is very easy to hold, something that perhaps was missed among both “large” mobile.
- These dimensions are missed without giving up the latest processor or an experience close to today’s high-end.
- The Touch ID maintains its smooth operation.
- The screen has exaggerated frames, but its performance is better than expected.
- The front is from another era. If we are used to clearer screens this will shock us.
- The camera performs very well, but given the current trend, one more lens is missing (and the portrait mode is not restrictive).
- The autonomy is somewhat less than what we usually see on larger smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – 8.2
Samsung renewed its range of tablets with a more basic model than the first Samsung Galaxy S6 Tab but maintaining an enviable construction and an appropriate size for a variety of uses and situations. We tested the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for work, gaming, and multimedia viewing, and we found its performance to be quite positive.
- The included S Pen adds many possibilities.
- Excellent design and finishes.
- Large screen to be a Lite tablet.
- The ‘lags’ are too appreciable.
- Without Samsung DeX.
- Charging too slow.
Realme 6s – 8.1
Just below Realme 6 and without giving up 90 Hz on the screen, the Realme 6s is the mid-range mobile that for the moment completes this nourished lineage, with the same design lines and four rear cameras but remaining just within the limit of 200 euros.
- Get a full charge in just one hour.
- The Helio G90T performs satisfactorily even with 4GB of RAM.
- Possibility of adjusting the refresh rate to 90 Hz.
- The oleophobic treatment of the protector and the back is void.
- Front camera quality at night and in backlights.
- Too fair a sound to muddle through.
Polar Grit X – 8.1
The Polar brand seeks to give us the perfect adventure companion with the Polar Grit X, a watch that is far from the concept presented by the Samsung Galaxy Active Watch or the Apple Watch, among others, geared towards practising sports, especially outdoors. Hence its sporty design, its resistance to water and the sensors it integrates.
- The huge range of functions designed for most athletes
- The screen looks really good in broad daylight
- Measurement accuracy
- The screen does not always respond well.
- Notification management is quite improvable
- Its price is high
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S – 8
More Xiaomi phones in this month of analysis. In this case, it is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, which is between the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro being also a simple mid-range that comes to compete very strong in value for money.
- Autonomy, capable of making us forget about the charger for two days
- The screen, without being the best on the market, is enjoyed.
- The camera performs quite well during the day.
- Performance has room for improvement.
- It takes a long time to charge.
- It has no NFC, so nothing to pay with the mobile.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 – 7.8
The most basic of the large lineage of Redmi Note 9 has also passed through our analysis table. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is a medium-low range terminal that has the trump card par excellence of this remittance: a high amp battery.
- Autonomy is spectacular. The two days of use are a reality
- The design is quite striking, especially in the green colour
- We have extras like the headphone jack and the infrared emitter
- Performance falls below expectations. Lag appears easily
- The camera has problems at the exposure level, we have to manage by hand so that it does not burn the photos
- The screen has shader sharper than usual
Honor 9X Pro – 7.7
When we were not expecting it too much, those of Honor surprised us with their particular ace up their sleeves to compete with both Realme, Xiaomi and the many others who are fighting in this competitive sector of the mobile market. This Honor 9X Pro does it without Google services but with its characteristic youthful design, audio minijack and front pop-up camera to give prominence to the screen.
- The battery, capable of offering us sufficient autonomy to last two days
- Good performance even in heavy games.
- The fingerprint reader works really well.
- The cameras do not convince, especially at night.
- Not having Google services is still a barrier to entry.
- Charging is quite slow.
TCL 10L – 7.6
Trying to make more room in Europe, the TCL brand introduced new models this year and among them is this TCL 10L. A mobile phone that went straight to the economic middle line of the market is slightly above 200 euros on departure.
- The screen is excellent, and the perforation a success to maximize the viewing area.
- The feel of plastic, despite its dirt: always in favour.
- The graphics power surprises in a well-known processor.
- The layer on Android 10 still has things to polish.
- A camera crew that is too grey and fattened in an impractical way.
- The anti-fingerprint treatment is not and is not expected?
Sony Xperia L4 – 7.5
While the high-end of Sony arrives we have been able to test its latest proposal for the media: the Sony Xperia L4. A mobile that maintains the brand’s design and construction standards while maintaining that 21: 9 ratio that characterizes both their mobiles.
- The camera crew surprises for good.
- In hand, it seems like a more expensive phone, good design.
- Good autonomy, although without reaching the best.
- The viewing angles of the screen and its poor resolution.
- The speaker is of poor quality.
- Performance is too weighed down by a lack of RAM.
LG K61 – 7.4
The LG K seeks to be attractive options for those who are looking for something more basic while maintaining the design and some provision of higher-end phones. The LG K61 is the last of these that we have thoroughly tested, featuring a MediaTek processor, DTS-X sound and a hole in the screen for the front camera.
- Full connectivity: NFC, USB-C, dual SIM, 3.5mm jack …
- Good finishes and good construction.
- Screen display satisfactory.
- More versatility is missing in a quad camera.
- Bloatware excess.
- Fair performance for everyday tasks.
Honor Magic Earbuds
With a well-known and familiar design, correct performance (with some nuances that we will see later) and a price that remains in half of the rivals such as Apple’s AirPods Pro or Sony’s WF-1000XM3, the Honor Magic Earbuds are another alternative headphone True wireless with active noise cancellation. An aesthetics and fashion function that we have tested as thoroughly as possible in your analysis.
Samsung QLED Q95T
It is the TV model more advanced with 4K UHD panel that Samsung is going to put in stores in 2020, with which the Samsung QLED Q95T is placed in the position of being measured from you to you not only with the most sophisticated LCD panel televisions but also with the OLED solutions with which it rivals in price and aspirations. A TV that supports HDR10 +, HDR10, and HLG, although it does not support Dolby Vision.
The Acer C250i is a portable, battery-powered protector, and in a way represents a breeze of fresh air both by design and by speaking that it seemed that the world of projectors did not support much evolution beyond the arrival of the LED technology and wireless capabilities. We have thoroughly tested it as a portable home theatre projector.
Fitbit Charge 4
After the Fitbit Charge 3, the company returns to the charge (never better said) with the Fitbit Charge 4. It maintains design and features very similar to its predecessor, but with expected incorporation: the integration of GPS.
Archers of Nand
There are more fun and even more educational analyzes than others. This time we say it by Arqueras de Nand, the last title of Pablo Garaizar (creator of Moon). A board game illustrated by a great like Pedro Soto that starts with the premise that learning basic aspects of how a database works is literally child’s play.
Cecotec Conga 5090
Neither more nor less than Crown jewel from this manufacturer that is not too long has made an important niche in the field of vacuum robots with its wide catalogue. Thus, the Cecotec Conga 5090 is a robot vacuum cleaner that starts at a higher price than the usual ones of this brand, but also with more ambitious features to compete with its rivals.
Google Nest Wifi
The objective of this Google product is to offer us a stable, fast WiFi network with the maximum possible coverage no matter how big our home is, also taking into account the obstacles that can make it even more difficult. The Google Nest Wifi is a kit with a router and a wireless access point, both mesh type, and we have been able to thoroughly test both.
The BenQ EW3280U monitor is a very good option if we are looking a 32-inch screen suitable for many usage scenarios, from working to reading content, playing or playing videos in HDR. It is an IPS panel with 4K UHD resolution, at 60 Hz and with an aspect ratio of 16: 9.
The Kobold VR300 is a robot vacuum cleaner from Vorwerk, the maker of the famous Thermomix. It is a high-end robotic vacuum cleaner that maintains the standards of the German company in terms of finish, performance or reliability, but also a higher price than that of its direct competition such as Roborock or Cecotec.