Choosing the best shovel phone of 2018 for enjoying multimedia content over Wi-Fi in a quiet and peaceful place.
Friends, have you ever thought about the conditions in which our concentration of attention is maximum? The simple answer is' not on the run ',' not in transport ',' not on a couple at the institute ',' not on the train ', and' not on the plane. For the reason that in all these situations we are surrounded by external stimuli, the factor of internal time control (do not miss a stop, a call) and corny uncomfortable seats act. So it turns out that there are not so many quiet, calm places, especially with a relaxing sound background (for example, the murmur of a brook). And most often they are located at home. No one can relax on the railing of a burning building, because while the crackling fire also sounds soothing, running and screaming firefighters will make the atmosphere unsettling and uncomfortable.
Such secluded and peaceful places are accompanied by the availability of unlimited Wi-Fi. In such an environment, you can appreciate the large diagonal and high resolution screen, stereo speakers and the back cover of the smartphone that is not too hot in operation. So the idea was born to choose the best smartphone with a screen diagonal of more than 6 inches in 2018. We will rely, as always, not on personal preferences, but on the results of practical measurements.
- Selection of subjects
Selection of subjects
No multimedia smartphone should be considered as such without stereo speakers. They can be located in different places, it does not matter, the main thing is volume, sound quality and stereo effect (volume). Screens with a diagonal of 6 inches or more should not have HD resolutions in 2018, we will only consider FullHD + or better. As for Wi-Fi, you will have to conduct a brief educational program.
To achieve maximum results, the following conditions must be met:
– Smartphone and router must support the same data transmission technology. This means that a smartphone with support for working in a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network will not force an old 2.4 GHz router to transfer information faster.
– Even with the mutual support of the 5 GHz network frequency, a router / router equipped with additional antennas and a system for parallelizing the stream with its subsequent aggregation (MIMO) will not force the smartphone 'without MIMO' to give the maximum speed. A side effect of using MIMO technology is the better 'stickiness' of the smartphone to the router, all other things being equal. Thus, if there is no MIMO, then a worse reception 'behind the wall' is possible, which does not suit us in any way, because the 'quiet, calm place' is located there.
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Taking all these conditions as a basis, we select the subjects. They are:
ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) and ASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL), Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, LG G7 ThinQ, Meizu 16th, Samsung Galaxy S9 +.
Let's move on to tests to choose the best smartphone bast shoe 2018.
It is necessary to add a few words about screen backlighting. LG G7 ThinQ uses a proprietary matrix construction technology, it is called LG M LCD + and consists in adding an additional white pixel to the matrix field. The final pixel is formed by red, green, blue and white light sources. The idea is great, it works, the screen is one of the brightest on the market, and its resolution and flickering of the backlight, imperceptible to the eyes, leave no choice – the victory is deservedly awarded LG G7 ThinQ.
There is only one complaint about the screens Xiaomi MI8 and Explorer – they are dull compared to competitors.
We must not forget that in a quiet and peaceful place where we are going to sit with a smartphone, the light source can be directly overhead, and the brightness of the screen matters.
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The question marks opposite Xiaomi Mi 8 and its Explorer derivative are due to the fact that all tests indicate no surround effect. Not only are the devices frankly quiet compared to competitors, but the sound is also flat, without any hint of bass. It is completely unclear why many sellers continue to stubbornly indicate the presence of network speakers in these smartphones. It seems that this is another misunderstanding that could only happen with the B-brand.
The winner is again LG the G7 ThinQ, which has hints of bass thanks to the resonator. An additional plus is that such a subwoofer in the back cover cannot be accidentally covered with your hands if you hold the smartphone in front of your eyes in a horizontal position. In a quiet place with good acoustics.
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The chipset manufacturer plays a decisive role in good Wi-Fi speeds; at the stage of creating a new smartphone, he also takes part in the development of the platform itself (motherboard), the customer listens to his recommendations. Below is a table showing the average results of measurements of the information transfer rate at a distance of 1 meter from the router. The measurements were made using the iPerf3 utility. It is also possible to draw conclusions from this table to what extent a particular manufacturer follows the recommendations of the chipset manufacturer. Indeed, in addition to the module itself, the power harness and the location of the antenna on the board are important.
The proposed Wi-Fi data transfer rates of modern smartphones significantly exceed the most daring human requests. In addition, there is an almost complete lack of influence on the data transfer rate of different sets of antennas when using the same chipsets. And in absolute numbers, LG G7 ThinQ wins again.
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The main goal of this compilation was to find out which phone released in 2018 most closely matches the description of 'the best large multimedia phone'. Really, against the background of loud announcements from Xiaomi, Samsung and Honor, the brand LG got lost and almost completely dropped out of sight of the media.
In vain, the LG G7 ThinQ is the best-in-class multimedia harvester with resonator and large, bright high-definition screen. He turned out to be exactly the phone with which you want to be in a quiet and peaceful place. Do you agree?
P.S. Nobody was hurt when moving frogs from pixabay.com.