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Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge



Xiaomi launched their latest device the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus, the successor of the Xiaomi MI5. The Android Manufacturer giant, Samsung bought out the stunning Galaxy S7 Edge a few months back and Galaxy Note 7 late last month. Though the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus costs way too less than the Samsung devices, it gives a very tough competition to the other phones. The Mi5 Plus costs around 350$ while the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 costs 650$ and 899$ respectively. Looking at this, the Galaxy S7 Edge costs almost the double of the Xiaomi Mi5Plus. Today we will be doing a comparison between Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 and  see who wins in Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge.

Which one to buy – Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

DESIGN and DISPLAY- Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus features a Metal Unibody design with a 5.7-inch FullHD Display. It weighs around 168 grams. The Galaxy S7 Edge has the best looks a phone can ever have. The Edgy display makes it the most attractive device ever.  The Galaxy S7 Edge features a Dual Edge 5.5inch Quad-HD AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2560×1140 pixels. While the Note 7 lacks the Edge Display and is similar in size to the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus. The Galaxy Note 7 and the S7 Edge looks like a metal slap placed between two thin glasses so when dropped there are high chances of them getting shatter while because of the metal body of the Mi5S Plus, it can easily survive the drop.

PERFORMANCE- Xiaomi Mi5S Plus vs Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

All these three device run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 are likely to receive the latest Android N Nougat Update very soon. The Mi5S runs on MIUI OS while the both of the Samsung devices run on TouchWiz OS. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus is powered by a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 SoC. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge shows Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M1 and ARM Cortex-A53, a 64-bit processor running on 4GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus is available in two variants depending on the RAM and Internal Storage.
1. 4GB/64GB
2. 6GB/128GB
The Galaxy Note 7 works on the Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose & 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53. The Galaxy Note 7  scores 134660 on the Antutu Benchmark scores while the Galaxy S7 Edge scores 132849.

Camera- Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Just like the Apple’s all new iPhone 7 Plus, the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus also features dual camera’s at the back with 13MP Sony sensor with f/2.2 aperture, which is divided into colour and black & white, to offer rich details and less noise. It also features a 4MP front camera. The Galaxy S7 Edge is known for its amazing low-light photography. The Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have the same cameras, 12MP rear-facing with 4K video and a 5MP front-facing.

Battery- Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Boom! That’s what the Galaxy Note 7’s battery was like earlier, due to some issues,  battery of the Galaxy Note 7 used to explode. Samsung being a renowned company, world wide recalled all the Note 7 devices and gave free replacement to their users. Now, the issue has been solved, no more battery explosions take place on the device :p Leaving this aside, the Galaxy Note 7 is powered by a 3,500mAh battery and the Galaxy S7 Edge beats the Note 7 in this section, the Galaxy S7 Edge uses a 3600 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Mi5S runs on a 3200 mAh battery. The average screen-on time on Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 is around 8 hours and 15 mins, while the Mi5S Plus can stay awake for about for about 6-7 hours.

Storage- Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs. Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus in two storage sizes, 64GB and 128GB. There is no slot provided for the SDCard which means you won’t be able to expand the storage in the device and will have to stick with either 64GB or 128, which seems is enough. While the Galaxy Note 7 is packed with 64GB of storage and expandable to 256GB via a MicroSD card. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 also is available in two variants, 32GB and 64GB and just like the Note 7 it can be expanded up to 257GB with the help of a microSD card.

Other notable features- Xiaomi Mi5s Plus vs. Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge
All of these devices have a fingerprint security. The Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have it on the front side while the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus has it on the back side. Both of the Galaxy’s are IP68 which means it can be submerged in water to a depth of roughly 1.5m for 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7 Edge uses the typical micro-USB while the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus and Galaxy Note 7 come with the all new USB TYPE-C cable. All of these devices support Quick Charging which allows it to go from 0℅ to 100℅ in an hour. And the best part is that all of them have the 3.5mm Earphone Jack xD

Conclusion- Xiaomi Mi5s plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

So now we’re up with the conclusion for this war, and according to us, the Galaxy S7 Edge ranked 1st amongst the three. The Xiaomi Mi5S Plus and the Galaxy Note 7 is not at all bad, but the Galaxy S7 Edge ranked them out. People having a low budget may consider the Mi5S Plus band we can assure they won’t be disappointed. If you have a lot of cash in your wallet, then the Galaxy S7 Edge is the perfect choice! Have a habit of using big screen devices with powerful specs; then the Galaxy Note 7 is there for you!
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PlayFit Smart Band – The best Fitness Band in the market?



Recently Play, an Indian brand which focuses primarily on wearable tech and accessories launched its two new products, The PlayGo which is a bluetooth headset and the PlayFit which is an activity tracker/smart band. So we got a chance to review the smart band and here it is. We will be discussing various aspects like design, build, software, accuracy, battery life etc.

PlayFit Smart Band Review


Design and build

A watch is as important as any other apparel one would wear. This one looks much better than any other smart band in this price range. Kudos to PlayFit design team for inculcating ritzy neon green stripes with a gentle grey accent. The rubber material used is flexible and fits nicely on hand. The belt has 15 slits which should be enough to suit most hands. It’s lite and compact form does favour a distraction-free workout session

Coming to the front, it has a Colored touchscreen display spanning 0.98-inches diagonally. This display felt small for our liking. Another pain point is the outdoor legibility, which is a major miss here. You have to hover your hand to view the screen contents, which is rather stone age-ish at this point. Even the display was hasty to go dark, which was always annoying. But on the flip side, this might aid a better battery life. We also appreciate the fact that the device is IP68 Dust and Waterproof certified.


Even though we would wish to have android wear in the smart bands someday, the PlayFit comes with its own custom UI. The UI makes the full use of the coloured display by having every item coloured differently. we really enjoyed the UI though sometimes navigating between the different screen was not easy. There are a limited number of watch faces, 4 to be exact with 2 of them being just a change in colour. The default watch face is the only one which we really liked. In the default screen, if you tap once you will get the heart rate, then the steps and then calories.

While if you swipe from the top, you will get a menu with different screens which include the notifications. Speaking of notification, PlayFit syncs your call and smartphone app notifications on its display along with vibration alert. These are some of the apps it support – SMS, WeChat, QQ, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Messenger, LinkedIn, Email, Calendar, Skype, etc. In our testing, certain features like the remote camera access didn’t work as advertised. There is an option to control the music navigation from the wrist band itself. However, it works with selected apps like Google Play Music only. No support for Spotify, it seems! All that said, a fitness band will still get our approval if it does well where it’s supposed to. Here’s how it performs on fitness grounds. There is also an option of more options in which you have settings like lift-up display, camera, alarm etc.

Overall the UI is great and the UX is also very user-friendly. Even for people who are not really tech-savvy.


The device is compatible with android (4.4 & above) & iOS (9.0 & above) devices. It is equipped with Bluetooth version: 4.2. Sorry, No 5th gen here! The pairing is pretty easy using the PlayFit app downloadable from the Google or Apple app store.

Once you sign in to the app, you’ll be welcomed by a pleasing user interface. It presents real-time and progress on 14 activities (which will discuss in the next section), your sleep routine, and your heart’s health. It also exhibits periodic stats of your activities, sleep, and heart health on different useful metrics. There is even an activity logger to custom-meter any activity.


This is where I think this device shines the most. It has more than 10 sport modes like Walking, Running, Cycling, Skipping, Badminton, Basketball, Football, etc. Now, you may already know that the fitness bands, for the most part, project guesstimates. But, we didn’t understand the lack of swimming mode, even though it has waterproof certification. Further, like many of its peers, it also fails to detect our erratic daytime naps. Similarly, PlayFit 53 confuses vehicle rides for walking, which is also something that cripples other bands. But in all due fairness, the fitness tracking functions accurate enough to be useful. And as aforementioned, it covers every major sports activity. The Sedentary Alert lets you know of your prolonged inactivity.

Battery Life

Play claims that this device would last for more than a week however in our usage, it lasted for little more than 4 days which is average is these bands. Do note that the bluetooth connection was always on and we get a lot more notifications than a standard user. So if you are intending to use it moderately, it might last you for about a week.

Final Verdict

Overall we are very impressed by the device, at this price, It has to compete with some of the veterans in the field like the Mi Band. If the brand continues to provide support and updates, it can easily make a fair share in the fitness bands market.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Software Review – The Best one!



We all have been in this situation where we mistakenly or unknowingly delete important data. This can be files of some office work, old pictures of a trip you took with your girlfriend or just cute pictures of cats you downloaded from the internet, any data that you really want to keep and gets destroyed hurts a lot. A file once deleted is almost impossible to retrieve, this is something that we all used to think or at least I used to. Well not anymore. Recently while deleting some junk, I mistakenly deleted a photoshop template that took more than 10 hours to make. I was in no way in a mood to make it again so went on the journey of “Data Recovery”. If you search for data recovery software on Google, you will be bombarded by thousands of companies claiming to be the best and capable to retrieve any data. Well most of them were just a result of massive advertisement budgets and nothing else. So in my quest to find a reliable data recovery software that my Macbook supports, I came across EaseUS Data Recovery. They seem to have spent all their money on making the product work well instead of the advertisements. Hands down this is the best recovery software you can buy for your machine. Let’s dig a bit deeper-

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EaseUS Recovery Software Review

When you first open the software you are asked to select the drive you wish to perform the recovery on. On Macbook generally, there is only a single drive so select it. Once you select it, wait for a while so that the software can scan the drives for the data. The time it takes depends upon the type of drive and the size. Data recovery takes time and you should be patient enough and let the software do its job. Even if the scanning is midway you can navigate the files and select the folder which you wish to recover. Along with this, you can even navigate on the basis of the data type. You can filter down on the types whether its audio, picture, video etc.

EaseUS provides trial versions of its software, which can be used to recover up to 2GB of data on PCs and Macs. A trial run will help you determine if your lost data can be recovered prior to purchasing the software. The premium version which has no restriction costs 70USD which is value for money. After using the software for a week or two if you feel like it is not working as you expected you can get your money back! EaseUS recovery has a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Once you have selected the folder or the files you wish to recover just press on “Recover Now”. This will pop up a dialogue box for selecting the location. It is recommended to select a different drive to save the data as recovering and saving data at the same time could be dangerous. So what will those people do who have just a single drive? Well, EaseUS has taken care of us by providing a feature of storing the recovered data on the cloud. This shows the amount of work they have done for the software.

Once the recovery process is complete you will be able to see all the files that you had deleted in the past.

Features at a Glance

  1. Quick Scan
  2. Deep Scan
  3. Sort by File Type
  4. Partition Recovery
  5. Store in Cloud
  6. USB/ External Drive recovery
  7. 24/7 Support
  8. 30 Day money-back guarantee

Final Verdict

If you are in a situation where you require to recover your lost data then EaseUS data Recovery would be an ideal option. With features like sort by file type, partition recovery, store in the cloud, great UI, the software has a lot of advantages when compared to the rest. With the sweat price of just 70$, Everyone who deals with important data should own a license of it be it photographers, designers or programmers.

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1MORE iBFree Bluetooth earphones review!



There was a time when you would have to shell out 10-12 thousand rupees to get a good pair of Bluetooth earphones. It 2018 now and the scenario has changed. Now, you can get unbranded bluetooth earphones from 700rs and upwards. I have tested a lot of Bluetooth earphones and almost all of them have some problem, it could be the battery life, standby time, ergonomics or just the sound quality. 1MORE is a popular brand based out of Shenzhen which has its market all over the globe. 1MORE is also known for the piston earphones they make for Xiaomi.

I have been listening to iBFree from 1MORE. Apart from the name, How good actually are these earplugs? Well, we will find that in this review!

Box Contents
In the box, you get following things-

  • Earphones
  • USB A – Micro-USB
  • 2 extra tips
  • 2 extra hooks

The unboxing experience of these was great, The quality and the design of the box is well thought off. However, India is a competitive market and most of the bluetooth earphones here come with a solid case which these lacks. If not a case, 1MORE could have included a pouch at least. Anyway, moving forward.

The earphones are made up of solid metal and are very well built. You can throw these around, drop them and even step on them, They will continue working. The design is exceptionally good as well and gives a premium look.  There is a rubber tube to provide support to the wire. The wire is also thick enough and can easily handle the normal wear and tear. According to the 1MORE website, these aren’t officially sweat proof but in my usage, they haven’t given me any problem while using them at the gym or in the rain. If not deliberately destroyed, These can easily last long.

iBFree are sports earphones and to ensure that these don’t fall out, 1MORE has provided ear hooks as well. And believe me when I say this, Once they are inside your ear, they are not going anywhere. The ear hook is tilted which might be the reason for such snug fit.

Talking about sound leaking, The design of the ear tips is such that, very minimal amount of sound gets leaked so If you have to wear these in subways/metro then rest assured, Your co-passenger won’t be hearing your songs :p. Also, If you do gym, then these will also reduce the outside noise in the gym if your gym plays their own songs, It won’t be a problem.

Talking about the sound quality, These are downright the clearest sounding earphones. The highs on this are a bliss to listen. You might have to tune the equaliser to get the best out of these. If you are into bass, then you might dislike these initially. Let them run for 4-5hours and they will burn-in into something incredible. For the size of these, They produce excellent sound.

The audio controls are on a small remote attached to the wire. The middle button is used to play and pause as well as to turn on and off the earphones. the right and left switch can be used to increase or decrease the volume and Next and the Previous song if you hold them for two seconds. The earphones come with MEMS microphone which eliminates the noise while you are on a call.

These come with Qualcomm aptx technology which ensures that there is no latency while you are playing songs or watching movies. This feature is only available on Android phones with Qualcomm processor.

These charge in less than 2 hours on a 2A charger and last for about 5-6hours is medium volume. Do note, that these are very loud and you will end up listing on the low volume.


If you are looking for bluetooth earphones for the gym or normal commute than these are best earphones to go for under 4,000INR. You get great battery life, Awesome sound and durable body.

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