Realme just announced its flagship X2 Pro handset in India. And, while the X2 Pro offers flagship specs at a more-than-reasonable price, it doesn’t stand alone. The Redmi K20 Pro and Asus Zenfone 6 or 6z in Indian markets are capable of matching X2 Pro’s value proposition, which begs the question – Which of these three smartphones offers the best value and price-performance?Realme X2 Pro vs Asus Zenfone 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi K20 ProSpecsRealme X2 ProRedmi K20 ProAsus 6zChipsetSnapdragon 855+Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 855Display6.5 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), 402 ppi, 90Hz6.39 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 403 ppi, 60Hz6.4 inches IPS LCD FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 403 ppi, 60HzRAM8GB/12GB6GB/8GB6GB/8GBStorage128GB /256GB (UFS 3.0)128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)64GB/128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)Rear Camera64 MP, f/1.8 (Wide) + 13 MP, f/2.5 (Telephoto - 2x Optical Zoom) + 8 MP, f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (Depth)48 MP, f/1.8 (Wide) + 8 … [Read more...] about Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi K20 Pro vs Asus 6z: Who takes the crown of the flagship killer?
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Tristan Walker is in the house. advertisement advertisement He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, has just hosted a screening of a new documentary starring the rapper Nas. Nas is here, too, but from the way Tristan Walker works the crowd of nearly 1,000, you’d think it was his premiere. Sporting a light-gray Bailey fedora and a speckled charcoal sweatshirt bearing the logo of his new startup, Walker & Company Brands, the debonair 30-year-old dives into the masses, vanishes, reemerges in a corner deep in conversation, and makes introductions all around, exclaiming, “You two should meet!” During a stationary second, a young black man who can’t be more than 20 years old walks over. “I’ve been following your moves,” he says. “And I’ve been really inspired by you.” Walker is a celebrity in Silicon … [Read more...] about Tristan Walker: The Visible Man
The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is how he strides into a room. advertisement advertisement A surprisingly diminutive figure, clad in blue jeans and a blue pinstripe button-down, Bezos flings open the door with an audible whoosh and instantly commands the space with his explosive voice, boisterous manner, and a look of total confidence. “How are you?” he booms, in a way that makes it sound like both a question and a high-decibel announcement. Each of the dozen buildings on Amazon’s Seattle campus is named for a milestone in the company’s history–Wainwright, for instance, honors its first customer. Bezos and I meet in a six-floor structure known as Day One North. The name means far more than the fact that Amazon, like every company in the universe, opened on a certain date (in this case, it’s July 16, 1995). No, Day One is a central motivating idea for Bezos, who has been reminding the public since his first letter to shareholders … [Read more...] about AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination
No great rock bands come from Columbus, Ohio, says Cameron Mitchell, the city’s most celebrated restaurateur. Mitchell has built his empire by understanding his hometown’s safe distance from the cutting edge. advertisement advertisement “We don’t have any preconceived notions. Maybe if you’re on the coasts you already think you’re cool, you already think you know everything.” Mitchell says. “We don’t want to be so avant-garde or so hot that we alienate people. We have to, by our nature, appeal to the masses.” As a hub of national restaurant and fashion brands, Columbus has developed a civic specialty in absorbing coastal excesses and distilling them into mass product. For decades, Ohio’s capital has also been known as a test market where restaurant pros audition new products before rolling them out nationwide. The tastebuds of the city’s students and harried families stand in for those of the nation. … [Read more...] about Maestro Of The Midwest: For The Future Of American Eating, Look To Columbus
Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks. advertisement advertisement This is just a sampling of scenes from the best photo essays of 2014. It was hard to choose only 24–runners-up included shots of New York’s extremely well-dressed dogs and very hip, very bearded Sikhs. These photographs are eye candy, but also so much more: They give you an intimate look at characters you might never otherwise encounter (the biker chicks of Marrakesh), and reveal lifestyles you might not otherwise have known existed (and may wish to remain ignorant of, in the case of the Purity Ball movement in America’s Bible Belt). Some illustrate contemporary social and political issues, while a few just put original spins on the Internet’s bread and butter–cute animal photos. What these photo essays have in common, and what makes them so powerful, is that they all tell stories. None are … [Read more...] about The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014