Which Is The Best Budget 5G Phone?

KEY POINTS

  • Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, a budget smartphone with support for 5G
  • The device is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord
  • The Galaxy A42 5G’s specs aren’t top-tier, but its price won’t hurt the wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new 5G smartphone that’s more affordable than the newly-released Galaxy S20 FE – and is even cheaper than the OnePlus Nord.

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, its first budget smartphone offering support for 5G connectivity. The device will be sold for £349 (about $455) in the U.K. and is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord by about £30 since the latter currently sells for £379 apiece. It is the latest in Samsung’s attempts to win a bigger share in the smartphone market, particularly in the budget device category.

The new Galaxy A42 5G boasts midrange specs that are comparable to the

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Intel just revealed a surprise new processor to beat AMD Ryzen in budget gaming PCs

Intel’s Core i3-10100F is a new spin on a Comet Lake processor which has just been spotted online, and should soon be on its way to make a tempting option for a budget gaming PC.

The CPU has just been listed on Intel’s Ark product database with a launch date of Q4, but the chip giant hasn’t announced anything official about the processor or when it might hit shelves yet.

As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, it’s a quad-core (eight-thread) processor with a base clock of 3.6GHz and boost to 4.3GHz, and will retail between $79 and $97, offering a seriously good value proposition in terms of price/performance for an affordable gaming PC. With a 65W TDP, it’ll also be easy to keep this CPU cool.

Currently, its predecessor the Core i3-9100F sells for not much more than $70, and you’re getting a lot of chip for the money – even

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Here’s why Amazon pulled the plug on its first big budget video game ‘Crucible’ shortly after launch

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Amazon Game Studios and Relentless Studios’ online third-person shooter Crucible will be taken offline. An entry labeled as a “final update” on its official development blog went up late on Friday afternoon to inform fans and beta testers that work on the game would be discontinued.

Crucible had been in development since 2014 when it launched on May 20, and was heralded as Amazon’s big attempt to break into the video game market. It was initially free to play and download, with a number of in-game purchases that offered new character costumes, additional currency, and other extras.

However, Crucible quickly ran into a host of problems, including server issues, lukewarm reviews, and criticism over its “freemium” pricing model. A little over a month later, on June 30, Amazon yanked Crucible from digital storefronts and returned it to a closed beta.

Since then, Crucible‘s primary developers at Seattle-based

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Vivo Y73s With MediaTek 700 SoC Officially Announced: Another Budget 5G Smartphone?

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Vivo has announced a new smartphone for budget-conscious consumers. The company has launched the device in its ‘Y’ series and is marketing it as the Vivo Y73s. The device comes with 5G network support and has been packed with a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity processor and a triple-lens rear camera module.

Vivo Y73s With MediaTek 700 SoC Officially Announced: Price, Specs

Vivo Y73s 5G Hardware And Software Details

The Vivo Y73s comes equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor. The company has announced the smartphone in a single 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage option. Sadly, the device comes void of external microSD card support.

The company has launched the device with three rear cameras where the primary sensor is a 48MP lens with an f/1.79 aperture. The device also has an 8MP sensor with a 120-degree FoV and an f/1.79 aperture for selfies and a 2MP sensor for selfie shots.

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A Budget Smartphone Certain to Become Another Favorite

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, launched the Nokia 2.4 for its Filipino fans, that is sure to become another favorite.

Starting 9th October until 15th October, fans can pre-order their very own Nokia 2.4 for only Php6,990, exclusively on Shopee. Shipping of pre-ordered devices and retail roll out will begin on 16th October.

The next-generation Nokia 2 brings advanced AI imaging features including Night mode and Portrait mode, enabling fans to take photos to the next level. Fans can also see the bigger picture as they enjoy apps and games for longer – thanks to its immersive and large 6.5” HD+ screen and a two-day battery life[i]. The Nokia 2.4 is also equipped with modern essentials like fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature giving fans effortless access and added security for their smartphone. Plus, the Nokia 2.4 comes with our Android promise, giving fans three

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Australian science and technology sectors talk of ‘revival’ as Federal Government splashes the cash in Budget

It was 2013 and the Coalition, under the leadership of Tony Abbott, had just taken power.

The new prime minister unveiled his cabinet, what he called one of the most experienced in Australian history.

But one portfolio was missing.

For the first time since 1931, there was no minister for science.

The CSIRO, and the country’s climate science body was significantly watered down.

A year later, the science portfolio would be reinstated, but for many in the science community, the damage was done.

Fast forward to today and it’s a different story: the Morrison Government is winning widespread praise from the science and technology sectors.

As soon as the Budget landed this week the praise started flowing from science bodies across the country.

The Budget would spur a “research revival”, according to Science & Technology Australia, Australia’s peak body for science and tech industries.

It said it was a “shot

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A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers



a hand holding a cellphone: Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers


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Poco X3 review: A crazy-good budget gaming smartphone that will also appeal to regular buyers

Even if you aren’t familiar with the Poco X2, you must have come across it in buying guides, or in many of our reviews. This is because it offers plenty of hardware for your buck, making it good value for money.

At Rs 17,499, the Poco X2 is a proper budget gaming smartphone. It focussed on delivering just one thing — performance. And this made it more of a gaming smartphone than anything else.

With the Poco X3, things have been improved. I received the 8GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant in the ‘Shadow Black’ finish of the Poco X3 for review. And after using it for more than a week, it’s easy to conclude that it still is an excellent budget gaming smartphone.

But thanks to the improvements

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Gateway’s Back With an Imperfect But Delightful Budget Gaming Laptop



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I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we could do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.

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Gateway, the iconic “cow brand” of

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A Budget Gaming Laptop That’s Delightful But Imperfect

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Photo: Joanna Nelius/Gizmodo

I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we can do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.

Gateway, the iconic “cow brand”

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Budget 2020: Everything within Canberra’s AU$796.5 million Digital Business Plan

The federal government had already promised AU$796.5 million over four years from 2020-21 through its Digital Business Plan to further drive progress towards Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2030.

In its Budget 2020-21, the government detailed the plan that’s aimed at improving productivity, income growth, and jobs by supporting the adoption of digital technologies by Australian businesses.

“There is no economic recovery without a jobs recovery,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in delivering his Budget speech on Tuesday night. “There is no budget recovery without a jobs recovery.

“This Budget is all about jobs.”

The measures under the JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan label cover: Modern digital infrastructure, reduced regulatory barriers, small and medium enterprise (SME) support and capability, and a digital government that is easier to do business with.

The near-AU$800 million will be shared over four years by 16 government departments, with Services Australia receiving the

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