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Just in time for Christmas, here is a selection of smartphones that we recommend


It’s the end of the year race and you still don’t know what to give for Christmas? Here is a selection of smartphones that we highly recommend. Rather than being for sale, these smartphones are delivered especially just in time for Christmas so no one is forgotten.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini, Xiaomi 11T, Oppo Find X3 Neo

Apple iPhone 12 Mini, Xiaomi 11T, Oppo Find X3 Neo // Source: Frandroid

There are only 4 days until Christmas, and if you haven’t done your shopping yet, there is still time. And yes, good news for the latecomers, most e-merchants can still deliver to you before the holidays. If you haven’t done your shopping yet, here you can find a selection of smartphones on sale that we think can help you make a nice gift for Christmas. From iPhone 12 Mini to Xiaomi 11t viaOppo Find X3 Neo, you have the choice. And even for small budgets, we have you covered.

Smartphones on offer

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Apple iPhone 12 Mini: compact but powerful

9 / 10

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The iPhone 12 mini is last year’s ultra-compact premium smartphone for Apple. It still has many qualities despite the arrival of the new generation, but the most important of them is undoubtedly its price … which has dropped a lot. On top of that, it takes the main features of the iPhone 12, but with a more modest 5.4-inch screen. Its compact size is very appreciable and it fits easily in one hand. On the display side, it has the same technology, that is, an OLED Super Retina XDR display.

Then we find the powerful A14 Bionic chip compatible with the 5G network. The arrival of the new chip in no way takes away its capabilities: it can run any application, such as greedy 3D games, with perfect fluency. For the photo, the Mini version benefits from a 12 megapixel ultra wide angle and a wide angle. It offers beautiful shots, even at night, without, however, achieving the prowess of the lenses of the Pro models. It does fish a bit on the autonomy side, but thanks to iOS optimizations, the iPhone will last a whole day, with moderate use. You can count on fast medium charging (20W) and wireless charging via MagSafe.

For more information, feel free to read our full iPhone 12 mini review.

What to remember about the iPhone 12 Mini

  • Its OLED screen of only 5.4 inches;
  • Its power thanks to the A14 chip is still relevant;
  • Its one-day battery life and MagSafe compatibility.

Launched at a price of 809 euros, the iPhone 12 Mini in its 64 GB version is currently for sale at 599 euros on the Cdiscount site, that is, more than 200 euros of immediate discount. He is also at this price on Amazon.

Xiaomi 11T: a muscular setup

The Xiaomi 11T relies on high-end features at the lowest possible price, without making too many compromises. This smartphone addresses an appearance with almost nonexistent edges and a perforated screen, with a 6.67-inch format, like the 11T Pro. The AMOLED screen that shows a Full HD + definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Not Snapdragon 888, but Dimensity 1200 chip along with 8GB of RAM and supports 5G network. A concession in terms of processor, but one that offers good performance on a daily basis, whether for multitasking or 3D games, all without worry.

With its three-sensor photo module, the 11T offers great versatility: its 108-megapixel main sensor should be enough for most users to capture beautiful, well-detailed shots. Finally, on the autonomy side, Xiaomi offers a large 5,000 mAh battery, which allows it to run for more than a day without problem. Fast charging is there to charge your smartphone to 100% in just 36 minutes.

What to remember about the Xiaomi 11T

  • Its 120 Hz AMOLED screen;
  • Its good performance thanks to the Dimensity 1200 chip;
  • Its main sensor of 108 megapixels;
  • Not to mention its large 5,000 mAh battery.

Launched a few months ago at 569.90 euros, the Xiaomi 11T in its 128 GB version is now available in promotion at 509.90 euros in the official store. This saves 60 euros on the invoice, especially since it is the best price offered at the moment (off the market).

Oppo Find X3 Neo: almost everything from a Pro

It is difficult to differentiate it from the Pro model, because the X3 Neo is a mid-range smartphone that has a technical sheet worthy of the most premium. We found the same curved edges on the sides and the same layout for the punch on the screen. However, the format is a bit smaller with a 6.55-inch panel, still AMOLED, but this time Full HD + at 90 Hz, even with HDR10 + compatibility.

That’s not all, it incorporates the chip that equipped many high-end smartphones in 2020, the 5G-compatible Snapdragon 865. Far from being outdated, this configuration supported by 12GB of RAM still works wonders. To stay on the road, it has a 4500 mAh battery, and especially the 65 W SuperVOOC charge that allows a full charge in about 35 minutes. Finally, on the photo side, with its 50 + 16 + 13 + 2 megapixel quad module, the Neo model ensures you capture good quality shots. The smartphone will also provide video recording at night thanks to a very efficient mode.

What to remember about the Oppo Find X3 Neo

  • Its 6.55-inch curved AMOLED screen (FHD +, 90 Hz and HDR10 +);
  • Its great performance thanks to the Snapdragon 865 + 12 GB of RAM;
  • Its fast charging compatibility up to 65 W: 100% in 37 minutes.

Launched in March 2021 at a price of 799 euros, the Oppo Find X3 Neo is offered in a better price since its launch, that is, 579 euros on the Rue du Commerce website. This equates to more than 25% immediate discount.

Xiaomi Redmi 10: entry-level essentials

8 / 10

Xiaomi redmi 10

Here we are again before a Xiaomi smartphone, which impresses with its beautiful data sheet for a very low price. The Redmi 10 will drop a 6.5-inch FHD + LCD panel, which is also compatible with a 90 Hz ramping rate. In addition, Xiaomi has a proposal for stereo speakers for the benefit of one son. quality. Once returned, we find a 50-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In view of its price, don’t expect feats, but the main sensor works relatively well in light conditions.

This model has the merit of being effective. Thanks to its Helio G88 chip from MediaTek along with 4 GB of RAM, you will benefit from a fairly smooth user experience. You won’t be able to run 3D games that are too greedy, but this setting will be more than enough for everyday use. Finally, it impresses with its large 5,000 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, promises between 2 and 3 days of autonomy, but it will take about two good hours to recover its energy to the maximum. Little more, there is a microSD port to expand the storage up to 512 GB, as well as an NFC chip for contactless payment.

For more information, feel free to read our test on the Xiaomi Redmi 10.

What to remember from Xiaomi Redmi 10

  • Your display updated to 90 Hz;
  • Its Mediatek Helio G88 processor;
  • Its quadruple photosensor;
  • Its large 5,000 mAh battery;
  • Its stereo speakers.

The 4 + 64 GB version is available at 179.90 euros, but for Noël Boulanger It offers it in promotion at 159 euros, or more than 10% immediate discount.

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This article was translated from this source written by Mélanie Capelli

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