SA’s best collection of gadgets and accessories!

The Hisense Infinity H50 has dropped!

Moe from Mondo / 03-05-2021 / Reviews

In recent years the Hisense brand has steadily grown in popularity among South African smartphone users and with the release of the Infinity H50, it’s easy to see why.

Under the Hood

The Infinity H50 has a lot going on in its favour. While priced in the same range as other mid-tier devices on the market right now, the Infinity H50 offers top-tier performance as the most powerful option of the three devices released by the Chinese tech giant in 2021 (there is also the Infinity H50 Lite and the Infinity H50 Zoom).

The device houses the MediaTek MT6785 CPU with 6GB RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. It also comes kitted out with the latest Android 11 software.

Screen and Body

Visually, the device performs on the premium end of the spectrum too. Although made primarily of plastic, like most smartphones of this day and age, the phone has a very high-end, elegant look and feel.

It comes in two stunningly iridescent colour options – Pine Green and Black Jade – both of which leave you feeling as though you’re looking at a new phone depending on how the light hits it.

The H50 boasts an impressive 6.8-inch FHD+ O-Infinity display that’s perfect for video streaming and gaming fundis.

Speakers are located at the bottom of the phone along with an active noise cancellation function with a dedicated mic.

The side mounted fingerprint button allows for easy single-handed access and the built-in face recognition technology provides an extra layer of security for anyone housing sensitive information on their phones.

The smartphone also comes with a jelly case supplied in the box, which is a nice little touch.

Camera

Once again, Hisense has come through for its customers. Quad cameras may be a standard feature in 2021, but not all quad cameras are created equal. The H50 offers a pretty expansive range on a budget with a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP depth camera and a 2 MP macro camera for those finely detailed shots.

The 32 MP front facing camera contains a Beauty Mode feature which adjusts the light conditions to bring out the best of you in every selfie!

Battery

The H50 is powered by a 5000 mAh battery, which can provide up to three days use on one full charge, and a 18W fast charger.

Verdict

Stylish and powerful, the Hisense Infinity is the perfect smartphone for anyone looking for high-end performance on a budget.

TECH NEWS

previous
How to Protect Your Screen from Breaking

We invest a good amount of money to have the latest and most intuitive smartphones. It’s no wonder then, that when something happens to these devices, we feel the blow deep down in our pockets, as well as our hearts. These beautiful yet fragile pocket computers are not immune to damage, especially when it comes to its most fragile area – the screen. Phone screens are commonly damaged when phones are dropped. This can result in anything from a few scratches to a completely shattered screen, often causing a loss of functionality. To prevent this ghastly situation, let’s look at the top 6 ways to protect your precious screen Your screen deserves the best guard A screen guard is your phone’s best form of protection. Sticking to your screen using static electricity, a screen guard absorbs the impact of a fall. It is designed to break so your screen does not, therefore it is advisable to stock up on these. Screen guards can be made from various materials such as tempered glass, hybrid film, and ultra-film. Each has its own unique advantages and offers maximum protection for your phone’s screen. All-round protection with flip cases When used with a screen guard, flip cases offer a second layer of protection. It protects the entire phone and helps preserve the lifespan of your screen guard by reducing the amount of scratches it is exposed to. Phone covers take the fall A phone cover is usually made from a rubbery material that protects the frame and the back of your phone. But what you may not know, is that phone covers help protect your screen in the event of a fall. Thanks to a concept known as screen clearance, distance is created between your screen and the surface your phone lands on, ensuring your phone never touches the ground – even when it lands face-down. Make your car a phone-safe zone If your phone is not secured while driving, your screen will be prone to bumps especially when stopping or turning. The best way to protect your phone in this situation is to invest in a stand or holder allowing you to position the phone out of harm's way. Popsockets for better grip Popsockets are both trendy and useful accessories that give you a better grip on your phone. These circular attachments work by sticking to the back of your phone, allowing you to easily wrap your fingers around it. This is especially needed for bigger phones as these have greater potential to slip and fall, causing screen damage. Out of pockets Many people tend to keep their phone in their pocket, making it easier it to fall out when sit, run or even walk. This can cause damage to the phone as well as expose it to theft. It’s always better and more comfortable to keep your phone in a bag or pouch as you can move around freely without worrying about its safety. Insure your phone for peace of mind Your screen is an expensive part of your phone and can cost anything from R3 000 to R30 000 or more to fix when dealing with newer, more advanced models. This makes comprehensive phone insurance a necessity, as this will not only pay for your damaged screen but cover your entire phone in the event of theft or loss. At Mondo Shop, we not only find you the best deals on smartphones and other devices, we also have a range of phone accessories that will protect your screen and keep your phone looking smarter for longer. Check out our screen protectors and phone covers here and find the best way to protect one of your most valuable possessions.

Read More...

Apple App Tracking – Changing the face of Data Privacy

In a bid to help you keep private information and data secure, Apple has introduced a new app transparency feature called App Tracking on iOS 14.5 for iPhone users. Released in April 2021, the App Tracking Transparency feature aims to put the power of your online security in your hands. You can now choose whether or not you want to make your information and interests available to third parties such as Facebook. What this means for iPhone users: Ever run a search for a device or accessory only to find yourself bombarded by display ads for similar products later on? This is because, when you browse, apps monitor and share your activity – as well as personal information like email addresses – with businesses who use this information to show you ads directly related to your interests. This new Apple feature gives you the option of saying “no” to this type of targeted advertising. How it works: When using or downloading an app, iPhone users will receive a request from the app asking permission to “track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites”. Simply tap “Allow” or “Ask App Not to Track” to continue using the app. App Tracking Transparency will not restrict your use and you will continue to have complete access to the app and all its features even if you decide you do not want the app to track your activity. If you choose to opt out, this feature blocks the particular app from tracking your activity and using other information like your email address to identify you or your device and sharing this with other companies. While this doesn’t mean an end to all ads across your platforms, it does mean fewer targeted ads for iPhone users who are concerned about how companies use their personal data.

Read More...

What to do if your phone is lost, stolen or damaged!

Having to deal with a lost, stolen, or damaged phone is a gut-wrenching experience that can happen anywhere, at any time. The good news is, there are always ways you can prepare for these situations and ensure that you incur as small a loss as possible. Lost Losing or misplacing a phone can happen to anyone especially if you’re stressed or doing too many things at once. If you’ve searched everywhere and still come up empty-handed – don't panic! ● Find my Phone Both the iPhone and the Android are enabled with technology to help you locate your phone quickly and accurately. Find My iPhone helps you track your phone using your Apple account details on any other device. For Android users, a feature known as Find My Device, it works similarly and is linked to your Google account. ● Insurance If you have a new phone, it’s advisable to apply for comprehensive cellphone insurance with your cellphone provider as this will cover you in the event of a loss. But remember, you can only apply for this within a certain time frame after you purchase your device. ● Information backup Lost your phone and worried about your pictures and videos? If automatic backups were activated on the device before the loss, there’s no need to worry. For Android users, a copy of all your data will be uploaded to your Google Drive, while iPhone users can find this on their iCloud account. ● Contact your network provider If after some time you still can’t locate your phone, there is a chance it has ended up in the wrong hands. Because of this, you need to have it blacklisted immediately and have your SIM blocked with the help of your service provider. Your provider will also provide you with an ITC number as this will be required for the police report. ● Police report Losing a phone can be a highly stressful situation but remember to hold onto your composure and report the incident to your nearest police station as soon as possible. Although they may not be able to get your phone back, they will provide you with a case number for insurance purposes. Stolen A stolen phone can be a traumatic experience especially if it is violently taken from you. But, don’t let the situation get the better of you. Instead, take control in the following ways: ● Lockdown a lost phone Although you may want to locate your phone online and track down the suspect, it is important not to place yourself in a harmful situation. Instead, you can use the find my phone service to turn your phone on lost mode. This ensures it is locked and no one can access your personal information and apps. ● Insurance Today, many cellphones are easily worth over R30 000 and this makes them an attractive option for petty criminals. Therefore, comprehensive cell phone insurance is a necessity as your stolen device will be replaced with the same or similar option. You can apply for insurance with your service provider (for a new phone) or, alternatively, if your home is insured you can include the device among your home contents insurance. ● Information backup If your phone is stolen, the bad news is, chances are it's gone forever. But this doesn’t have to mean the same for your data. Provided backups are switched “on”. You can back-up your iPhone or Android in the settings menu – once activated all your data will be saved on iCloud or Google Drive. Doing this ensures that you will then have access to all your data – even if you never see your phone again. ● Contact your network provider A stolen phone needs to be blacklisted and the SIM blocked with the help of your service provider. Once again, your provider will need to provide you with an ITC number as this will be required for the police report. ● Police report Although you are probably shaken up after the theft of your cell phone, you must prioritise reporting the case to the nearest police station. You need to get a case number which will be required by your insurance company. This number is also important for your bank and online shops in case your accounts have been accessed and used fraudulently. Damaged No matter how well you take care of your phone, there is always the possibility of damage – both big and small. Therefore, you should be prepared for anything. Here are a few tips: ● Information backup Water, screen, or hardware damage can be so hazardous to your phone that it can prevent it from functioning properly. If the damage is bad enough, you may not be able to access any of your data such as images, apps, or contacts. To prevent this from happening, always ensure that your phone is backed up so you can easily access your data on any other device such as a laptop or tablet. ● Insurance A cracked screen is no fun, and neither is a phone you are unable to switch on at all. Fixing these problems can cost up to several thousand rand or you may even need to replace your phone entirely. This makes cellphone insurance a lifesaver. Depending on your cover, insurance can pay for accidental damage, as well as device repair or a replacement. Don’t be caught powerless when phone trouble comes calling, always be prepared so you get the best out of any situation!

Read More...

next