When shopping for a new smartphone, tech and specs may prove difficult to wrap your head around as they are often jargon-heavy and tricky to understand. To help you get to grips with tech terminology, here is a summary of some of this season’s hardware buzzwords, and why these features are fundamental to an incredible device experience.
DotDisplay technology is what brings your smartphone’s screen to life: a display composed of quantum dots and semiconductor nanocrystals to generate monochromatic red, green and blue light. DotDisplay is extremely colour-accurate as it does not have to factor in the white light filtering process generally found in LED screens. This technology enhances the overall colour brightness and the gamut of the display by reducing light losses and colour crosstalk. Look out for DotDisplay on spec sheets to guarantee crisp, vibrant visuals and kaleidoscopic colours.
2. Quad Camera Setup
Photography and videography quality is so important as people rely on their smartphones to capture and share the special moments in their life, and want to reflect these in the best resolution possible. It is for this reason that smartphones are moving towards quadruple-camera setups for perfect pictures and videos across contexts, while still maintaining the sleek and streamlined design of the devices.
3. Milliamps per Hour for Battery Life
While people tend to prioritise RAM or camera resolution when purchasing a smartphone, the fact is nothing is more important than battery life. Milliamps per hour indicate your battery capacity - i.e., how long you can use your phone before needing to recharge. As we spend plenty of time on our devices for both work and play, it is best to look for a device with a large battery but also fast charging. A smartphone with a 5000mAh high-capacity battery is a must if you love your screen time - from gaming to browsing and photography, a 5000mAh battery will almost never be depleted in a day, despite high usage. For a super-fast recharge, opt for a model that comes with at least an 18W charger.
4. Display Refresh Rate
If you are a gamer or enjoy watching videos on your smartphone, the rate at which your display changes is important. This is demonstrated by the device’s hertz rate, or how many times the display changes per second. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother and clearer the rapid imagery will be. 60Hz - or 60 display changes every second - is the benchmark to look out for an exceptional viewing experience.
There is so much to consider when making a smartphone purchasing decision and finding a quality, high-tech and affordable device may seem unattainable. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro comes with all of the bells and whistles at an exceptional price point. This cutting-edge device offers an impressive quad-camera setup in the rear, with its 108MP main lens designed to capture crisp, ultra-high-resolution images, flagship-level DotDisplay for an immersive smartphone experience and a 5000mAh (typ) battery with 67W turbo charging support, making it an ideal companion for on-the-go users.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro starts at R6,499 and is part of the high-quality and affordable 11 Series range. These devices are available for purchase on https://mia.africa.com/za, Takealot, TFG, FNB Ebucks and www.hi-online.co.za. For the 10th Sep 2022, a new store is opening in Sandton City mall in Johannesburg, South Africa and all the tech accessories and smartphones can be purchased from there as well. If you are there on the day, then an additional 10% discount can also be claimed on certain Xiaomi products.