Soundmagic e10bt

Best bluetooth earphones under Rs.2000 | India

With the advancement of technology, wireless systems are the new trends. Right from wireless mouse to WiFi, to wireless earphones. We have always loved life without digital entanglements. Wireless earphones work on Bluetooth, but buying a good one in the budget can be a difficult task. One cannot simply compromise on audio quality by making it all wireless. So here are our recommendations of best Bluetooth earphones under Rs. 2000 in India.

Best Bluetooth Earphones under Rs. 2000 for Indian users

  1. SoundMagic E10BT

SoundMagic E10BT is a Bluetooth earphone which is built for people who enjoy loud music. The sound driver amplifies the music over the normal volume and gives you the best music experience. The battery pack in SoundMagic E10BT is bigger, so one can expect better battery life. The audio quality is really great and it’s clear too. As for the bass, it is decent and not too much which is found in some specific earphones. SoundMagic E10BT could have done better in terms of build quality. Overall this is one of the best Bluetooth earphones available in this range. You might need to wait till it’s in stock again. There are various online sites where you can shop from latest collection of bluetooth earphones.

  1. JBL TUNE 205BT

JBL is one of the best companies out there dealing in audio devices. One such budget Bluetooth earphone is the JBL Tune 205BT. This earphone is famous for the premium audio quality it offers. Here the take is, enjoying music with a good amount of bass. This time its a choice for people who enjoy good bass along with the rhythm. The battery life will last for around 6 hrs which is decent I would say. Bluetooth earphones do have this issue of charging, but then you enjoy no strings(wire) life. Here you get a tangle-free flat cable joining the two earbuds of JBL TUNE 205BT.

  1. boAt Rockerz 255 Sports

Next up is a Bluetooth earphone for the sports category. One of the major feature needed for a sports earphone is the IPX5 rating which means sweat and water resistant. Do mind that it’s just resistant and not water/sweat proof which states that it can work along with little sweat or water. Also to make it fit under the sports category, boAt Rockerz 255 Bluetooth earphone comes with a fin design because of which it fits properly in the ear. This will help you listen to interruption-free music while you are doing some physical activity. Now mind this that boAt Rockerz 255 are again famous for the clear bass they offer. The battery life is the same as 6 hours of music. 

  1. Mivi Thunder Beats

Now, this is something which might be unexpected in the audio segment. One of the options we have is the Mivi Thunder Beats which has very nice audio quality. It performs really well in the highs and lows segment of the music. This earphone is a bit stylish with the metallic look. Again this earphone comes in the sports category due to the design and IPX4 rating. It will give you around 7 hours of battery life. When you are not using the earphones, it will automatically fit around the neck with the magnetic lock feature. One of the features here is the noise cancellation while doing the hands-free calling. 

So these were some of the Bluetooth earphones options to consider from. Most of them will cost you around 2000 INR or less. Let us know in the comment section which is the best according to you. 

Zenfone Max Pro M2 Featured

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 full review

Lately, there has been a lot of tough competition in the budget segment of smartphones. Companies like Xiaomi, Realme, ASUS, Huawei – Honor series etc are offering some real power packed features in budget price. Recently we got our hands on the latest ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2. As the Max series has developed over the past few years, it is not just battery life but also the improvements in performance and other features. So let us do a full review to find out if ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is worth buying or not.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 full review:

Let us try to keep the review very precise and to the point while covering all the parameters. I had used the device for 2 weeks as my primary smartphone to experience the pros and cons.

Design

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is sufficiently smart and slim considering the large battery pack it offers. I remember the old bulky Zenfone Max devices, while the M2 is nothing like those. It is stylish and looks premium for that matter. It is mostly because of the plastic polished back which gives a feel of glass along with the wave design. The micro USB port, headphone jack, and speaker are on the bottom while the volume rockers and power button on the right. On the left, there is the sim card & microSD card slot with noise cancellation microphone on the top. The smartphone has thin bezels on the left & right side with some really thick strip on the bottom. The notch is small compared to other devices. The device has curved side edges due to which grip is good but can be slippery with wet hands or on a smooth surface. You get a silicon transparent case with the device which helps to improve the grip. Overall the design of the smartphone is premium and slim.

Display

Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display having an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display is crisp and the color reproduction is good. Overall display quality is great and touch experience is good too in day to day use. As for the protection, the display comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. I tried dropping the device quite a few times and from a different height, but it survived every time that too without a protective case. Though the protruding rear camera might take some of the hits. The smartphone can be used in broad daylight too, the only problem is if you watch a movie and some dark scene comes in, then it would be difficult to see in sunlight. The notch is also small so the notification icons fit in at the top. The bottom bezel could have been thinner. Overall the display of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is good.

Performance

Starting with the hardware, ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 packs in a Snapdragon 660 chipset with an octa-core processor. It is a power efficient chipset with AI engine feature. In support of that, the device has 3/4/6 GB RAM options with 32/64 GB internal storage. Apart from internal storage, there is a dedicated microSD card slot that supports up to 2 TB. This is a useful feature in expanding storage. So this combination easily handles all the day to day apps, multi-tasking, app-switching and gives you a really smooth performance. Coming to the gaming section, the device has Adreno 512 GPU which handles gaming pretty well. Normal games run smoothly on high settings, while games like PUBG can run without much of lag in medium settings. I was able to try out many games on this smartphone and it could run most of them without a problem. Though this is not an ideal gamers device, though it handles gaming pretty well. Talking about the fingerprint sensor, it worked really well but the facial recognition still needs a lot of improvement in terms of speed.

Coming to the software, Zenfone Max Pro M2 runs on stock Android oreo, but ASUS has surely promised a Pie update soon enough. The stock UI is great, but it still has some preinstalled apps. Overall there was not much complain on the software end.

Camera

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 12MP + 5MP rear shooter with a 13MP front camera. Talking about the rear camera, it ha Sony IMX486 image sensor which is surely good in hardware terms. The software could have utilized the sensor in a better way though. The rear camera has good color reproduction as compared to the front camera. In the front camera, the colors appeared a bit washed off. The bokeh effect could have better captured the edges in a much better way. The outdoor daylight photography is great with the rear camera. With the Snapdragon 660, Zenfone Max Pro M2 can capture 4K recordings at 30 fps. The EIS does work to clear out the shaking of the video. I tried installing GCAM and found that the selfies improved a lot in terms of color reproduction and sharpness. Low light photography with default ASUS camera app is good too with the F1.8 aperture but improves if GCAM is used.

Camera Samples from ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2

Connectivity & Sound

As for the connectivity, you have a triple slot SIM card & microSD tray. Both the SIM card slots support 4G LTE and VoLTE bands. Other common connectivity options like Wifi 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, & GPS are present. One problem I faced while speaking over call was the low voice which was probably because of the silicon case provided with the device. When I removed the case, other person was able to hear me loud and clear. It might be the case that the microphone was getting blocked due to the case.

As for the sound, ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 5 magnet speaker powered by NXP smartAMP which does its job in the best possible way. The speaker is really good on the Max Pro M2 and the sound is loud & clear.

Battery

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 sports a massive 5000 mAh battery which lasts for 1.5-2 days of usage. For a very powerful user like me using Wifi or 4G at all times with some GPS, video playback, Bluetooth music streaming, & loads of calls it lasted for more than 1 day and even 1.5 days for that matter. Even while gaming you will experience that this battery is really amazing. Though I did feel that the charging speed could have been better. In this age of Type C and fast charging, ASUS should really see to adopting fast charging tech especially for the Max series devices with massive battery packs. The charger is the same old micro USB port with a 5V 2A power rating.

Price

The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is Rs. 9,999 for 3GB/32GB, Rs. 11,999 for 4GB/64GB, & Rs. 13,999 for 6GB/64GB variant. The device is available in Titanium & blue color. The pricing got cut with the new Redmi Note 7 entering the market.

Overall the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a combination of all the features packed in one device. I would say it is a good device to grab out there with the battery being the core followed by design, performance, & sound.

 

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PTron InTunes bluetooth earphone review

PTron is a company that makes various mobile accessories at an affordable price range. They try to introduce some great features in products that don’t cost too much on customer’s pocket. One such latest product is the InTunes bluetooth earphones which are sweatproof. So today we are doing PTron InTunes bluetooth earphone review. I have used this earphone for 2 weeks and here is my opinion if you should buy it or not.

PTron InTunes bluetooth earphone review

Design

PTron Intunes have a shiny metallic finish on the earphone. The plastic feels good with that metallic paint as the color I got was the golden-black one. They also have grey-black and red-black as other color options. The two earphones are connected with a short wire and a controller in between. The controller has the battery inside it with some volume control and main function key to receive/reject/play/pause music. It is also used to turn on the earphones. This whole wire can go around your neck so that if earphones accidentally fall, then they rest on your shoulder itself. To make things more secure there is magnet too on each earbud. But the magnet is one of the weakest and smallest I have seen on any bluetooth earphone. It can barely hold the two earbuds together. The major issue I faced was with the earphone fitting. The earbud has a shape like Airpods that means no rubber adjustments, its all plastic. Now this problem will vary depending on your ear specifically. As for me the earphones didn’t fit properly. But when I checked with one of my friend, they fit just perfectly. But the issue with no rubber adjustments is that it starts to pain a bit after prolonged usage. So I guess PTron should keep the rubber adjustment designs for better fitting ratio and prolonged usage. Apart from that, the earphones are quite light in weight which is a good sign. Also they are sweatproof which is something that you don’t normally see in budget earphones. Though that doesn’t imply that you can just dip the earphones in water and expect it to survive. 

Performance

The audio quality for PTron InTunes was decent according to the price. Do not expect much of a bass if you are a fan of that. The earphones have volume up/down buttons along with 1 main function key. This is also the power key to turn on/off the earphone as well as put it in bluetooth pairing mode. PTron InTunes comes with bluetooth v4.2 that means it can connect to two devices simultaneously. Multiple connectivity is one thing that many people are still unaware of. The audio driver unit is very small just 14.2mm. It has in-built mic too to handle audio calls. The transmission range is said to be 10 meters which is when there are no obstacles. The battery capacity for music playback is around 2-2.5 hrs. Now this is something which is considered to be less on bluetooth earphone. But again as per the price point this is what you will get since these are budget bluetooth earphones. The battery capacity in figures is 70 mAh. I guess the weight factor can be compromised a bit to increase the battery level next time. It takes about 1 hr to charge the earphone to full battery. You can charge it with normal micro-USB charger. You do get a small cable with the earphones for charging it with laptop or an existing smartphone charger. The one thing I felt weak was the magnet as it was not at all powerful may be due to the small size. So just take care and do not rely on the magnet.

The PTron InTunes bluetooth earphones will cost you around Rs. 749 on their official LatestOne website and Flipkart too. Though I think they are giving extra 10% off on their official website if you pay online. Overall the earphones are good at this price considering the features. If you want to try out the latest wireless earphones and don’t have too much money to spend then definitely go for these. Do let me know if you liked the PTron InTunes bluetooth earphone review or not.