The Hisense Infinity H50 Lite – Loaded Performance

Moe from Mondo / 18-06-2021 / Reviews

The Hisense Infinity H50 range hit South African shores in April and has been making waves ever since. The latest edition is the Infinity H50 Lite. This device is the smallest in the series – the H50 and H50 Zoom being its predecessors – but it remains big on providing superior performance and style.

Under the Hood

The Infinity H50 Lite holds its own against other Android devices in its price range. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-core engine with a MediaTek chipset, a Helio P70 CPU, 4GB RAM and 128GB of built-in storage capacity – all factors that increase the phone’s smooth operational aspects.

The device comes loaded with Android 10 straight out the box.

Screen and Body

With a 6.55” HD+ O-Infinity display, this smartphone is proudly 84% screen – a major plus for anyone who wants a phone that doubles as a video streaming and gaming device.

The H50 Lite fits comfortably in hand and the design is not at all hampered by the largely plastic body and frame. The glass front adds a sleek touch and the iridescent colour options, including a deep green and blue which enhance the high-end feel of the smartphone. The speaker is located at the base of the phone and comes equipped with a nifty noise cancellation feature.

Camera

Quad camera capabilities are the norm right now and the H50 Lite is no exception. The phone boasts a 2 MP macro lens, a 2 MP depth camera, 5 MP wide-angle camera and 48 MP HD main camera that come together beautifully to create clear and colour-intense images. The bokeh effect is also active here, ensuring faces and people really stand out in a pic.

The 16 MP front-facing camera’s beauty mode ensures the perfect selfie every time by reading and adjusting to the environment.

Battery

The Lite is powered by a 5100 mAh battery so expect longer usage times. Fast charging is possible thanks to the MediaTek Pump Express 2.0, which drastically reduces charging times.

Verdict

If you’re in the market for a device that doesn’t compromise on style or performance – even on a budget, the Hisense Infinity H50 Lite could be the one for you!

TECH NEWS

previous
WhatsApp Ending Support for Older Phones: Are You Affected?

From 1st November 2021, WhatsApp will no longer work on over 40 smartphone models.2021 has been a rollercoaster ride for WhatsApp users. While a host of helpful additions have been made on the instant messenger app, including the ability to access WhatsApp across several devices at the same time and the ever-popular disappearing messages, this latest update is not as positive.Any device sporting Apple iOS 10, Android OS 4.1 and KaiOS 2.5.1. will be affected.What this means for youIf you have a device with these operating systems or lower, it’s time for an upgrade.Here is the full list of affected smartphones that will no longer be WhatsApp compatible come November:Apple iPhone:iPhone SEiPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusAndroid:Huawei Ascend G740Huawei Ascend MateHuawei Ascend D Quad XLHuawei Ascend D1 Quad XLHuawei Ascend P1 SHuawei Ascend D2Samsung Galaxy Trend LiteSamsung Galaxy Trend IISamsung Galaxy SIISamsung Galaxy S3 miniSamsung Galaxy Xcover 2Samsung Galaxy CoreSamsung Galaxy Ace 2 16Other Affected Brands:The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7Archos 53 PlatinumCaterpillar Cat B15HTC Desire 500Faea F1LG Lucid 2LG Optimus F7LG Optimus F5LG Optimus L3 II DualLG Optimus F5LG Optimus L5LG Optimus L5 IILG Optimus L5 DualLG Optimus L3 IILG Optimus L7LG Optimus L7 II DualLG Optimus L7 IILG Optimus F6 EnactLG Optimus L4 II DualLG Optimus F3LG Optimus L4 IILG Optimus L2 IILG Optimus Nitro HDLG Optimus F3QLG 4X HDLenovo A820The Sony Xperia MiroSony Xperia Neo LSony Xperia Arc STHL W8UMi X2Wiko Cink FiveWiko DarknightZTE Grand S FlexZTE V956ZTE Grand X Quad V987ZTE Grand MemoHow to check your Operating SystemApple:Access your device settingsTap the General buttonSelect AboutAll details related to your Apple iPhone smartphone, including your device name and OS version will be detailed here.Android:Go to your device settings.Tap the System or About Phone /Device button.All details related to your Android smartphone, including your device name and OS version will be detailed here.Need to upgrade?Find your new smartphone here.

Read More...

Huawei Nova Y60: First Impressions!

The Huawei Nova Y60 launched in South Africa on 1 September, and we managed to get our hands on one of these out-of-this-world smartphones.Details surrounding Huawei’s newest device have been well hidden but with the phone’s release, here’s what we can tell you; the appropriately named Nova is looking like a shining star among budget smartphones in South Africa.Under the HoodDespite being marketed as a budget smartphone, the Huawei Nova Y60 is no slouch. It packs in a MediaTek Helio P35 processor with EMUI 11.0.1 (based on Android 10), 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The storage specs are the perfect fit for your daily needs, comfortably holding enough space for your apps and up to 2 184 pics!Screen and BodyWhen it’s time to review those shots to see which one makes the social media cut, you can easily check every detail on the Nova Y60’s 6.6-inch HD+ 1600 x 720-pixel display.Like all other devices under the Huawei name, the Nova Y60’s exterior does not disappoint.Available in 2 colours on the South African market – standard black and Crush Green – the Nova Y60 will indeed become your latest device crush based on its stylish looks alone.Unlike many new devices out now which have in-display security access, the Nova Y60 has the preferable side mounted fingerprint scanner which remains the more responsive of the two options. It is also bolstered by the addition of FaceID for added security.If playing media on your phone without headphones is your vibe, the Nova Y60 has got you covered. It boasts Histen 6.1 Audio Technology and Panoramic 3D audio enhancement for great projected playback.CameraOne thing’s for certain when it comes to Huawei – the camera will be magnificent no matter the range or your budget. The Nova Y60 is no different. While it is understandably less capable than say the higher end P40 or the P40 Lite, the Nova Y60’s Triple AI Camera can definitely hold its own.The rear camera holds a 13 MP Main Camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 5 MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP Depth Camera with f/2.4 aperture.The selfie camera is an equally impressive 8 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.The fairly low apertures are what helps the Nova Y60’s cameras really shine, dealing with low light conditions nicely and giving you crisp, clear snapshots that are truly “lit” no matter the shooting environment.BatteryThe Nova Y60 has a 5000mAh battery, meaning it’s quick to charge and is a powerful budget option that can go on for two days after just one charge with medium usage. An impressive feat for what’s considered a budget option!VerdictIf affordability, style and a multitasking whizz is what you’re after, look no further than the Nova Y60, Huawei’s newest rising star.

Read More...

Bits and Bytes - September 2021 Edition

China Presses Pause on Video GamesChina recently announced a ban on video games for all children under 18. From 1 September, minors are only allowed 3 hours of game time over weekends.The restriction was put in place to combat video game addiction and unhealthy behaviours in young children.WhatsApp Says Goodbye to “Old” Smartphones By 1 November over 40 smartphones will no longer have access to WhatsApp.The Facebook-owned instant messenger will soon be culling models including the iPhone 6 series and a few well-known Android devices too.  To see if your smartphone will be suffering from WhatsApp withdrawal, click here.Spotify Enters the Wrestling RingSpotify has added popular World Wrestling Entertainment podcasts to its extensive playlist. All new and existing podcasts will be making the move over and will soon be exclusive to the music streaming app.Oppo Shooting With A Kodak Oppo is rumoured to be teaming up with legendary camera brand, Kodak, to create a new generation smartphone. Whispers doing the rounds in the tech industry suggest their first offering will be a 50MP dual camera phone, which pays homage to the Kodak 35 camera introduced back in 1938. No Ticket? Just Flash Your PalmAmazon is expanding its palm-scanning technology in the USA to allow consumers access to matches, concerts and other live events.Currently Amazon uses palm tech to encourage cashless payments at some stores. Future plans will see this include the use of standalone, contactless ticketing pedestals at venues where previously registered palms can be scanned before entry.Seems like the future may truly be in the palms of our hands.

Read More...

next