Today, accessing high-speed internet is no more a challenge because the innovations happening in the networking market are praiseworthy. The Wi-Fi routers built with futuristic technology make the Wi-Fi experience ultimate. Tenda recently launched the AC23 AC2100 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi router which Tenda says provides a great user experience. We have reviewed this product to know is it good for high-speed internet connectivity or not. Read the below-detailed review:
Design and Built-up
The Wi-Fi router is built with good material and it has a dark tone and shell shape. The router has an appealing design and you can’t stop yourself from liking it. Furthermore, Tenda AC23 has 7*6 dBi external antennas, making it seem as though it can arrive at quick velocities just by its looks. Yet in case you’re searching for a router that will fit well with most insides of a family with light insides the Tenda AC23 would look engaging and fit the topic.
Tenda AC23 is a powerful router equipped with an array of most sought features. The Tenda AC23 AC2100 is a dual-band gigabit wireless router therefore it works on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It has 802.11 ac wave2 features and can provide speeds up to 2033 Mbps (300 Mbps for 2.4GHz and 1733 Mbps for 5GHz).
The router has one great feature which is very much required in today’s time that is 4×4 MU-MIMO for the 5 GHz band. MU-MIMO means “Multiple User – Multiple Input, Multiple Output.” With the help of this feature, you can connect multiple devices simultaneously with this router and there will not be any lagging issue. You can play your gaming or watch the movies uninterruptedly.
The 7*6dBi antennas also provide a wider range and make it convenient to penetrate through walls.
Below two-screen shorts from the signal strength test:
It is equipped with gigabit ports that facilitate up to 1000 Mbps transmission capacity access. Which implies it will not bottleneck your connection.
It has Beamforming+ for a superior and more dependable connection. What Beamforming+ does is fundamentally rather than the router broadcasting the sign of your WiFi every which way the router figures out where your gadget is for a stronger signal towards that direction.
The router also has a Parental Control feature with which you can have control over your children’s online activities. With this feature, you can add time limitations to any gadget associated with the router and can block the harmful sites for every connected gadget. This is a quite good feature for those parents/guardians who want their children to be safe online.
Tenda AC23 AC2100 available on IT Seller & Reseller at MRP of INR 19500. As we know India is a price-driven market so it has priced below INR 14999/- which could have been a great deal.
After reviewing this wireless router and testing it on our hard parameters, we can say that it has good features that one would want for an uninterrupted Wi-Fi experience. Also, it has some top-notch features that a router at this price point usually doesn’t have. It caters to our household that has about at most 15 devices connected at the same time. We can simultaneously play online games with stable ping while our 2 TVs are streaming Netflix or YouTube. The most important software feature this router has is the bandwidth control which means we can set the maximum up/downstream for each of the devices connected so we can give higher bandwidth to the devices that actually need it.
At last towards to cons side as AC 23 is the latest and most high spiced router Tenda has ever launched we couldn’t found WiFi6 in this and that was little disappointing.
Infinix SMART 5A
What’s inside the box?
The in-box accessories always remains almost same in all the phones by Infinix. So in SMART 5A’s box, we get a 10W charging adapter, 1 micro USB cable, some documents, a back cover, and a screen protector film. There is nothing extra in this box except JioOffer card which allows you to get Rs. 550 upfront cashback.
Stylish and Lightweight Design
As expected, Infinix SMART 5A is a very slim and lightweight smartphone. The actual weight of the phone is just 183gm and it is only 8.75mm thin. In budget category, the phone comes with very heavy body but Infinix has kept its weight very less which is appreciable. The back panel of the smartphone is amazing as it comes in all new prism flow design which looks spectacular. The pyramid shape on the back is ultimate and you can flaunt this smartphone among your friends. The smartphone comes in three stunning color options Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, and Midnight Black.
Big & Bright Display
Infinix SMART 5A seems to resolve some basic issues related to display in budget category. Infinix claims that the smartphone offers a great viewing experience as it comes with a big 6.52 HD+ Drop Notch Display. The HD display delivers a clean video and picture quality which ultimately results in a remarkable viewing experience. With 20:9 Aspect Ratio, we get edge-to-edge access of the display. So watching a movie or playing games on this smartphone becomes very interesting and you will never be disappointed. It is often seen in entry level smartphones that the display remains a weak area. Despite this factor, the colors and the smoothness remain missing which disappoint the users.
So to check the compatibility of display with high definition videos and pictures, we played several videos in 1080 pixels. We were totally amazed as the colors, contrast and the saturation levels were very accurate. The 500 nits brightness is also a key thing to discuss as it is a very important thing. While being in outdoors, you can see the on-screen content also and there will be no issues with the visibility in sun light.
Enhanced Security at Fast Speed
Yes, Infinix SMART 5A comes with fingerprint sensor which can unlock the phone within one second. We tested the speed to confirm if company’s promise is true or not. It worked really well in our test and the phone gets unlocked in less than 1 second which is really great thing in this phone. Besides fingerprint security, the phone also has face unlock security feature for the ease of users. The face unlock feature is also very good as far as speed is concerned. However, sometimes the phone fails to recognize the face but it can be due to the angle at which we keep the phone. But overall it was a nice experience with these two security features in Infinix SMART 5A.
Surprizing Battery Performance
Battery is always considered as a big factor in smartphones as people now do not want to stick to the charger all day. Phone must have a good battery which can sustain for full day despite heavy usage. So keeping this requirement in mind, Infinix has given a large 5000 mAh battery in SMART 5A. Also with 10W charger, users can charge their phone in a short time. However, the charger is micro USB which can disappoint you a little but we must consider that this is an entry level budget smartphone.
After full charge, the phone gives irresistible battery backup. You can get up to 19 hours of Video playback, 28 hours of Music playback, 13 hours of Gaming time, 16 hours of Web surfing, 33 hours of 4G Talk-time, and 35 days of Standby time. This is quite good battery life for all type of usage. Also, the users can get up to 121 hours of music playback while using the headset. The battery is surely a strong part in this phone. During our review, the battery’s performance was quite well and we hardly charged the phone despite playing games, watching videos and using camera on frequent basis.
There is also one surprizing factor in SMART 5A which makes this phone more desirable. It is Power Marathon technology which enhances the battery life by 25%. This is an amazing feature as it automatically deactivate the apps running in background. These apps keep on consuming the battery despite not being in use. So the Power Marathon technology will help you use the phone all day without worrying about the battery.
Stunning Camera with LED Flash
In today’s time, people are very fond of photography and taking selfies. So to support their photography interest, people buy smartphones that come with good camera. But the smartphones that come equipped with good camera are very expensive. So it becomes impossible for the budget smartphone buyers to expect a great camera in budget phones. But SMART 5A solve this issue as it comes with an 8MP AI Dual Rear Camera and f/2.0 Large Aperture.
The rear camera also has triple LED Flash which helps in night photography. The rear camera comes with AI Scene detection Modes so it can automatically detects 18 different scenes and adjust parameter to deliver best photo quality. Apart from scene detection, the rear camera has various other camera modes to support photography. The other modes include, AI HDR Mode, AI 3D Beauty Mode, Custom Bokeh Mode, and Panorama Mode. Users can also record full HD videos with rear camera so its great deal for customers who are looking for a smartphone with stunning camera in budget segment.
For selfie lovers, Infinix SMART 5A has an 8MP Selfie Camera with dual LED flash. This will make the selfies more brighter and clear in night as well. Selfie camera also has some interesting modes including Portrait Mode, AI 3D Beauty Mode, Auto Filters and Wide Selfie Mode. We took some pictures and used the camera in indoor as well as outdoor to check the picture quality. All the pictures have come very well and everything is good about these pictures whether it is color, saturation, brightness, contrast or sharpness.
Hardware to Support Performance
The smartphones are now being used by people who love to do multitasking. So the smartphone should be compatible with heavy apps and must have a great speed to support multitasking. Infinix understand this aspect very well thus SMART 5A has been developed to please multitaskers. The phone comes equipped with Helio A20 12nm Quad-Core processor which is clocked at upto 1.8Ghz. The phone is well equipped with strong processor to run heavy apps. This processor takes the smartphone experience to a whole new level and impresses with the speed.
Online learning is being supported by apps like zoom. Infinix SMART 5A with this strong processor can support the online learning apps and can deliver a seamless experience to users. The phone comes in 2GB+32GB storage option so it is good storage to store the data and run the phone smoothly. If needed, users can expand the storage up to 256GB. Infinix SMART 5A runs on XOS 7.6 based on Android 11 Go. The latest android OS is designed to give faster user experience.
During the review, we played several games on this phone, used social media platforms and ran multiple apps to test the compatibility and speed of the phone. The performance of SMART 5A during our review remained impressive and we did not face any issues regarding its performance. So this phone is most prominent contender in entry level segment.
What’s the Price?
As Infinix SMART 5A is an entry level budget smartphone, so the price of this smartphone is also very affordable. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 6499 and is available exclusively at Flipkart.
The users can avail Rs. 550 cashback by registering on My Jio App where they will have to lock their smartphone with Jio SIM for 30 months. After filling their UPI details in the app, you can get instant 550 cashback. Or if you purchase the smartphone from Jio POS Authorized retailer, the retailer will lock the smartphone with Jio SIM and will give you 550 discount.
- Stylish & Lightweight Design
- 360 Security
- Good Battery Backup
- Excellent Camera Setup
- All-round Performance
- Type-C Charging
Product Review: AVITA Essential
AVITA recently launched its latest budget-friendly laptop AVITA Essental in India. We received this laptop for review so let’s check out what this laptop has to offer.
AVITA Essential Laptop Design
AVITA Essential is a quite modern and stylish laptop like the other models being offered by AVITA. The laptop seems to be an attention driver as its design and texture is really unique. The laptop comes in a cloth texture design and has a plastic body so it is slightly lightweight. Its actual weight is 1.37 Kgs which is not so heavy and allows you to carry it easily anywhere. However, the AVITA Essential is a budget-friendly laptop but due to its slim and unique design, it will give you premium laptop feel.
Apart from its design, there is nothing to see except the connectivity ports that are given on the backside of the laptop. It is to make this laptop free from tangled wires on the left and right sides. AVITA Essential laptop has one jack to power the laptop, 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one full-size HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are two 0.8W speakers underneath the laptop which are provided on either side to make a balance for a good audio output.
Keyboard for comfortable Typing
AVITA Essential laptop comes with a big keyboard which allows you more comfort while typing. The typing speed gets enhanced with a full-size keyboard and makes the typing experience even better. The keys of the laptop are designed in a way to provide perfect gripping. Apart from it, the touchpad of the laptop is a little bigger than the usual size.
Anti-Glare Display with Narrow Bezels
Today most of the budget category laptops don’t come with a narrow bezel display and carry the conventional display with thick bezels. But AVITA has gone an extra mile to provide a great viewing experience to its users by bringing a laptop with 4mm thin bezels. This is an anti-glare display so it doesn’t fend-off the quality of the content when we watch anything from side angles. Also, the display has 1920 x 1080 resolution to support HD content. However, the screen is not so much brighter and vibrant which disappoints to an extent.
The 2MP webcam has been given near the keyboard because of the narrow bezels. This angle is a little disappointing because it might not show the face correctly and you will have a bit of disappointment while being in a virtual meeting or doing video chat.
AVITA Essential Specifications and Performance
The laptop falls under the budget category but it doesn’t make any impact on its performance as the laptop is packed with some good features. AVITA Essential comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor. Also, the laptop has Intel UHD graphics inside so it will let you have a smooth user experience. AVITA Essential comes with a 3200mAh battery and AVITA commits upto 6 hours of backup. During our review, we got around 2-3 hours of battery support which is not so bad. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home for a smooth and secure user experience.
As far as storage is concerned, AVITA Essential has something great to offer. The laptop comes with 4G DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 SSD. Due to the inbuilt SSD, the performance of the laptop has got a boost and we don’t see any lagging issues on the device. Moreover, the boot time of the laptop is nearly 10 seconds which is great.
AVITA Essential Price
MRP of AVITA Essential is INR 27,790 and it is available in three color variants, Matt White, Matt Black, and Concrete Grey. Pricing may differ depending on purchase platform.
Telecom Today Verdict
AVITA has done a quite good job as AVITA Essential is really a nice laptop under budget. It is one of the ideal laptops for budget-conscious consumers who don’t want to spend much and want good features. The design of the laptop is really outstanding and it won’t let you feel that it is a budget category laptop. Also, the performance is good according to the features given on the laptop. People who are working from home and students who are learning from home can once consider this laptop for their daily work.
Product Review: Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SDCG3 MicroSD Card
Kingston recently upgraded its Canvas portfolio of SD cards with the launch of its new Canvas Go! Plus microSD cards. The Canvas Go Plus series offers storage capacities starting from 64GB and goes up to 512GB. We received the 256GB variant microSD cards for review. The microSD card comes along with an optional SD adapter. We tested the canvas series storage product on various parameters during the review. Read below the complete and detailed review:
As per Kingston, the Canvas Go Plus memory card support blazing fast read/write speeds up to 170/90MB/s. These storage products can help you shoot 4K UHD videos and high-quality pictures with ease. These memory cards are ideal for those who love to shoot on DSLR/GoPro cameras for excellent pictures and videos. Additionally, Kingston stated that Canvas Go Plus memory cards are waterproof, temperature proof, shock and vibration proof and X-ray proof. So we were quite happy with the review of this product from Kingston.
Although, the company says that it can deliver 170/90MB/s read and write speed, but we wanted to be assured from our end. So we went through a speed test for its read and write speed. First, we checked its write speed which generally means that we transferred a 4GB file from our Lenovo AIO PC to the Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD card. The data file included high-quality pictures, MP3 files, MP4 files, ZIP files, some word documents and etc. The memory product recorded data transfer speed upto 82.5MB/s. Such write speed is considered good and it can save your time while being in an urgency to copy your data from any device to the SD cards.
After checking its write speed, we moved ahead to check the read speed. The read speed means transferring the data from the storage device to your local device. We transferred that 4GB data file from the Canvas Go! Plus memory card to our Lenovo AIO PC. The read speed was also commendable as the memory card recorded 158.2MB/s speed.
The read/write speed of the Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD card is amazing and there is one more good news for those who are looking to buy the Canvas Go! Plus device. The memory card comes with a lifetime warranty which means you do not have to worry about its quality. Kingston has shown a commitment to the quality of its product by offering a lifetime warranty.
As the microSD card is capable of shooting the 4K videos, we used the memory card for shooting videos in our DSLR camera. The overall experience while shooting the videos and clicking the pictures was truly overwhelming. We can say that this device is good for professional photographers/videographers.
Price & Availability
The Kingston Canvas Go! Plus microSD Card is priced at INR 4600 and available across online platforms.
Telecom Today Verdict
The Canvas Go! Plus microSD card from Kingston is really a great offering and it is good for today’s content creators who work on big storage files. Data transfer used to be a tough task but with the Canvas Go! Plus storage, it is no more a challenge as per our own experience. The data transfer speed which we experienced was really great. Moreover, its compatibility is also noticeable. The memory card worked well with our DSLR and we did not face any issue while shooting the videos or while copying the videos/pictures from the SD card to our PC. This Canvas series is aimed at professionals who can boost their performance. We find Canvas Go! Plus MicroSD worthy in our review and we give it 4 stars out of 5.
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