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Xiaomi 14 Pro; Premium, well built, stunning screen, fast and of course the giant camera module that lets us down.

Review of Xiaomi 14 Pro

Back panel of Xiaomi 14 Pro

Xiaomi 14 Pro is one of the first flagships of the market with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship chip, which was unveiled for the Chinese market in late October 2023. Thus, until the release of more phones with the new Qualcomm chip and of course the Dimensity 9300 chip, Xiaomi 14 Pro has the title of the most powerful Android phone in the world.

Apart from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, it has a combination of the best parts of the mobile market; A display with a brightness of 3000 nits, a 50-megapixel camera with a variable aperture of F/1.4-F/4.0, and of course, the expected operating system HyperOS, which is developed based on Android 14 and is supposed to replace MIUI.

We will shorten the introduction and put the latest Xiaomi flagship under the microscope; Stay with reviewing Xiaomi 14 Pro.

Design and build quality of Xiaomi 14 Pro

Everything about Xiaomi 14 Pro is high-end and premium; From the material of the body and the exemplary manufacturing precision of the product itself to the high-quality silicone frame that comes with it, and of course the giant 120-watt charger that is inside the phone box, unlike all other flagship devices.

The edges of the Xiaomi 14 Pro display
Charging Xiaomi 14 Pro
Xiaomi 14 Pro physical buttons

This year, Xiaomi designers have reduced the intensity of bending and curvature of the corners and sides of the product; Now the metal frame of the phone has been flattened, and the curvature of the sides of the screen has been reduced; Of course, all four sides of the Xiaomi 14 Pro screen have a delicate curve, which gives the phone a very attractive and different appearance and doubles the pleasure of swiping from the sides of the screen. Apart from the delicate curves of the sides, very narrow and even borders around the screen create a very pleasant feeling when working with the device.

The 6.73-inch and ultra-thin screen of the Xiaomi 14 Pro is protected by an exclusive Xiaomi Longjing glass cover. Xiaomi says that the resistance of its proprietary glass is 10 times that of Gorilla Glass Victus used in Xiaomi 13 Pro; A claim that I did not dare to check its authenticity!

Well made, nice, and a lot of camera bump!

Just like the screen, we see similar curves on the sides of the phone’s back panel, so that the design of the phone takes on a symmetrical structure; Of course, the square and giant protrusion of the camera destroys all Xiaomi’s efforts to create symmetry in the design of the phone. This bump is so big that it occupies half of the top of the panel and when you hold the phone, your index finger sits on it; Of course, the use of the frame reduces the deterioration of the situation a little.

Xiaomi 14 Pro with a 6.73-inch screen and a weight of 223-230 grams is placed in the category of large and heavy phones; But thanks to the combination of the delicate curves of the panels, the flat frame, and its excellent build quality, the device fits well on the hand, and its dense structure conveys a very good feeling to the user; A feeling that you don’t even experience with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra flagship phone.

Play music with Xiaomi 14 Pro

Xiaomi 14 Pro is sold in green, white, black and titanium colors; In the two primary colors, especially the green color under investigation, both the back panel and the frame are shiny and easily absorb the traces of grease and stains; But the next two colors are opaque. In titanium color, the frame of the device is also made of titanium, which on paper gives Armaghan better ergonomics than the other three models, while there is an orange band around the camera protrusion, which gives the phone an attractive and different effect.

Accurate and very pleasant tactile feedback

In the heart of its new flagship, Xiaomi has used a large linear vibration motor that makes the tactile feedback of the device extremely pleasant and pleasant. This engine has such a precise performance that Xiaomi engineers have made the most of its vibrations for different parts of the user interface; From clearing icons to turning down the volume or unlocking the phone, you will feel traces of the pleasant tactile feedback of the vibration motor in all your interactions.

Type C port and Xiaomi 14 Pro speaker
Xiaomi 14 Pro secondary speaker

Another attractive feature of Xiaomi 14 Pro is the upgrading of the device’s USB-C port from USB 2.0 with a speed of 480 Mbps to a 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2 port; Of course, please note that just like the iPhone 15 Pro, if you want to use the maximum speed of the new port, you must purchase a high-speed cable separately; Because Xiaomi offers a USB-A to USB-C cable with USB 2.0 speed along with its new flagship.

Read More: Xiaomi 14 review, price and specifications

Xiaomi 14 Pro speaker and screen

Before Xiaomi 14 Pro, I thought it unlikely that any smartphone could compete with Apple iPhones in terms of sound volume and clarity; But Xiaomi’s stereo speakers, located at the bottom edge of the frame and the top edge of the screen, literally exceed expectations.

The dual speakers of Xiaomi 14 Pro support Dolby Atmos surround sound and have a very high sound intensity. intermediate frequencies; Where the singer’s voice and most of the instruments are located, they are produced very clearly and cleanly, sound separation even in busy music; It is well done like metal and the bass coverage is also satisfactory for the phone speakers.

Powerful stereo speakers with clear and immersive sound

Not only the sound, the Xiaomi 14 Pro also creates surprises in the image; 6.73-inch OLED panel with 12-bit LTPO technology that can display 68 billion colors and change its refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz depending on the type of content being displayed, so that we can have a stunning and smooth image, and Do not damage the charging device.

The screen of Xiaomi 14 Pro, just like the previous generation, with its resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, brings a very good pixel density of 522 pixels to Armaghan and displays extremely clear and transparent images; Of course, it is also possible to set the screen resolution to FHD+ to put less pressure on the graphics processing unit and the device’s battery.

Xiaomi 14 Pro lock screen

Like the previous generation, Xiaomi 14 Pro supports HDR video playback with HDR10 HDR10+ and Dolby Vision standards; But what makes the difference is the brightness level of the screen; Our measurements show that Xiaomi’s new flagship reaches around 1,700 nits in auto mode and goes up to 3,000 nits when playing HDR video in bright environments; This is the highest number we have ever measured.

HDR display with stunning brightness of 3000 nits

The screen of Xiaomi 14 Pro does not perform very brilliantly in the manual setting mode and reaches about 830 nits in the highest mode, But the good news for those who use their phones mostly in the dark is that the minimum brightness drops to around 2.15 nits. Xiaomi says it uses a PWM solution (turning the screen on and off repeatedly) with a frequency of 1920 Hz to reduce the brightness; Therefore, when working with the phone in such conditions, there is less pressure on your eyes.

In the Xiaomi 14 Pro settings menu, you can access several preset color profiles; But it is also possible to set the color parameters as desired by the user. Xiaomi’s new flagship can fully cover sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. The most accurate colors are produced in the Original Color profile and the sRGB space; The accuracy of color reproduction is decent, ignoring the relative tendency towards coldness; But for a flagship of several tens of millions of tomans, it is evaluated lower than expected.

Software and user experience of Xiaomi 14 Pro

Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro are the first Xiaomi phones to be officially released with HyperOS, Xiaomi’s new operating system based on Android 14.

Home page of Xiaomi 14 Pro

There is no significant difference between HyperOS and MIUI, and the differences in appearance are mainly related to things like subtle changes in the design of some icons and lock screen personalization options, which, more than anything else, remind us of the iOS lock screen personalization capabilities. The design and arrangement of quick settings options in the notification section are also slightly different from MIUI.

Xiaomi 14 Pro lock screen

The Chinese version of Xiaomi 14 Pro is full of unnecessary and annoying apps, most of which you can delete. By default, there is no news of Google and Play Store services; But all these services and the Play Store itself are installed very easily and effortlessly.

HyperOS operating system, is fast, smooth, and very close to MIUI

In the first hours of using the phone, you will be bored by the amount of advertisements windows, and pop-ups in Chinese! You have to be very patient and spend time identifying the source of each pop-up and advertising notification, disabling or deleting them.

Advertising notice in Chinese version of HyperOS
Redundant apps and advertisements in the Chinese version of HyperOS
Redundant apps in the Chinese version of HyperOS
Advertising apps in the Chinese version of HyperOS
GBoard installation warning in Chinese version of HyperOS
Ads in the Chinese version of HyperOS

During the investigation, we also encountered some strange cases; For example, when downloading an APK file with the phone’s own browser, an ad was shown inviting us to install more apps, or after installing Google Keyboard and activating it, the phone warned that this keyboard is collecting your information.

Performance, gaming experience, and charging of Xiaomi 14 Pro

The Xiaomi 14 family is the first smartphone in the world with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip; The flagship chip, which contains the latest Cortex-X and Cortex-A series cores from ARM, uses Qualcomm’s dedicated graphics processor and, like the previous generation, is produced based on the 4nm N4P manufacturing process of the Taiwanese company TSMC.

Qualcomm this year from a different combination of 1+3+2+2 with increased frequency, including a powerful Cortex-X4 core with a frequency of 3.3 GHz, 3 middle Cortex-A720 cores with a frequency of 3.2, and 2 A720 cores with a frequency of 3.0 GHz along with 2 low-consumption 2.3 GHz A520 cores have been used for the CPU so that the chip appears better in multi-core processing. According to Qualcomm, the CPU experiences a 30% performance improvement and a 20% increase in efficiency.

Watch video with Xiaomi 14 Pro

The Adreno graphics processor used in Snapdragon 8 generation 3 experiences a 25% improvement in performance and energy efficiency according to Qualcomm’s claim. This processing unit, like the previous generation, also supports ray tracing in games. New 10-bit HDR game GPU with very wide color space Rec. 2020 and enables playback of AV1 videos.

Xiaomi 14 Pro; The first phone in the world with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Qualcomm is aware of the state of technology world trends and the popularity of large language models in chatbots; Therefore, it uses the combination of CPU, GPU, and NPU as an artificial intelligence engine so that devices equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 can run offline after models with 10 billion parameters and at a rate of 20 tokens per second. Qualcomm says the new NPU is up to 98 percent faster than the previous generation and offers a 40 percent improvement in efficiency (performance per power consumption).

Browsing the Zoomit website with Xiaomi 14 Pro

Snapdragon 8 generation 3 has an integrated Snapdragon X75 modem with support for 5G mmWave networks and download and upload rates of 10 and 3.5 Gbps, thanks to the FastConnect 7800 module it supports Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 networks, and also on the Bluetooth platform It can stream 24-bit, 96 kHz lossless audio.

Apart from the discussion of CPU and GPU processing power, Qualcomm says that its new chip consumes up to 10% less energy compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In the following, by performing various tests and games, we evaluate the validity of Qualcomm’s claim and the level of development of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Thanks to Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Xiaomi 14 Pro performs up to 30% better in multi-core processing than flagships equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; But in single-core processing, the performance improvement is limited to about 7%; Thus, on paper, we will experience a noticeable change in multitasking and web surfing experience.

GPU performance in games also shows an improvement of about 17%; At the same time, the power of GPU in performing computing processes shows a stunning improvement of 83% compared to the previous generation; Therefore, Qualcomm’s flagship chip, on paper, shows a significant improvement in the process of image processing and video editing.

Snapdragon 8 generation 3 in one CPU step and beyond A17 Pro graphics

The weaknesses and strengths of the Qualcomm chip compared to the Apple chip can still be seen; But this year, the weaknesses are lighter and the strengths are more prominent than ever; The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip has reduced its multi-core performance weakness to about 9% compared to the A17 Pro; While in single-core processing with a difference of 28%, it is lower than the iPhone 15 Pro chip. On the other side of the field, the GPU performance of Snapdragon 8 generation 3 in games, with a stunning difference of 75%, takes the lead of A17 Pro, and in computing processes, it remains behind the opponent with a difference of 39%.

In the battery settings menu, Xiaomi 14 Pro provides the possibility to change the behavior of the processor with Balanced, Performance, and battery-saving modes and warns that battery consumption and body temperature will increase with Performance mode.

While checking, I came across a strange thing; Xiaomi 14 Pro achieves the same results in both Balanced and Performance modes when running benchmarks; It is as if the device reaches the highest level by identifying the benchmark; So to verify my hypothesis, I ran the Speedometer web browsing test in both modes. Since this test was performed on the Edge browser, the phone was not able to identify the benchmark and in Balanced mode, it appeared more than 40% weaker than in Performance mode.

The performance of Snapdragon 8 generation 3 in benchmarks is very impressive and in some cases, stunning; But it remains to be seen how Xiaomi 14 Pro can maintain this level of performance in continuous and heavy use; To understand this issue, we stressed the chip continuously for 20 minutes with heavy graphics processing in Performance and Balanced modes.

Very good performance stability at the cost of terrible frame heating

From the graph, we can see that Xiaomi 14 Pro shows more or less the same behavior in both Performance and Balanced modes and achieves a very good performance stability of 75%; But the price of such a stable performance is an extremely high increase in body temperature, reaching 53 to 55 degrees Celsius; So that you can hardly hold the phone and touch its metal frame.

Xiaomi 14 Pro showed a more reasonable performance in games; During 10 minutes of playing the open-world and very heavy game Genshin Impact with the highest graphics settings, the Xiaomi flagship phone achieved an average frame rate of 59 frames per second, and during this time the body temperature reached 43 degrees Celsius, which is much lower than the 55 degrees recorded during the test. Sustainability is performance; On the other hand, in the Fortnite game, in order to achieve the highest graphics settings in automatic mode, the game was run at a stable rate of 60 frames per second, and the body temperature reached about 40 degrees Celsius.

Xiaomi 14 Pro battery menu

Xiaomi 14 Pro in three versions of 12 256, 16 | 512 and 16 1024GB is sold with LPDDR5X RAM and high-speed UFS 4.0 storage, and there is no microSD memory card slot for storage expansion. Unfortunately, despite many attempts, we were unable to install the Zoomit benchmark to measure the storage memory speed of the Xiaomi flagship.

The battery capacity of Xiaomi 14 Pro is now 4880 mAh with a slight increase of 60 mAh compared to the previous generation. Our tests show that with the screen resolution set to 3200 x 1400 pixels, Xiaomi 14 Pro can charge for about 12 hours in daily and average usage

The Xiaomi flagship is compatible with PD 3.0 and Quick Charge 4 fast charging technologies and comes with a 120W fast charger with a USB-A port, which, according to measurements, requires about 20 to 25 minutes to fully charge the battery. Xiaomi 14 Pro also supports Xiaomi’s own 50W wireless charging system and reverse wireless charging with 10W power.

Xiaomi 14 Pro camera

Just like the previous generation, the back panel of Xiaomi 14 Pro has three 50-megapixel wide, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras; Of course, all the components of the main camera have changed. The new Chinese flagship now uses a dedicated sensor and variable aperture lens; But the rest of the cameras seem to be the same as before.

Xiaomi left the 1-inch Sony sensor from the main camera of its flagship and went for another 50-megapixel sensor called Light Hunter 900. It’s gone that with dimensions of 1.31/1.2 inches, its 1.2-micrometer pixels are behind a 23mm Leica Summilux lens with a variable aperture of F/1.42 to F/4.0 and optical image stabilization. The main camera uses laser autofocus for close distances and Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus for far distances.

Xiaomi 14 Pro cameras
Xiaomi 14 Pro camera module
Photography with Xiaomi 14 Pro
Xiaomi 14 Pro camera user interface

All four adjacent pixels on the sensor surface record the same color from the RGB color set, so that the phone can combine the four adjacent pixels to achieve a 12.5-megapixel photo with larger 2.4-micrometer pixels; This allows the device to take brighter and more detailed photos, especially when shooting in low light; Of course, it is also possible to shoot with a native resolution of 50 megapixels.

Xiaomi’s “light hunter” loses the photography game to Samsung’s one-year-old flagship

The sensor used in the Xiaomi 14 Pro is on paper 44% smaller than the one-inch module used in the Xiaomi 13 Pro; But instead, its variable aperture reaches F/1.42 in the most open mode, which directs about 80% more light to the sensor than the F/1.9 lens in Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Action figure in Zomit office 1
Aperture F1.4
Action figure in Zomit office 2
Aperture F2.0
Action figure in Zoomit 3
Aperture F4.0

Xiaomi 14 Pro with variable aperture F/1.42 to F/4.0 can adjust the level of light absorption in different environments as desired. You can manually change the aperture in Pro photography mode. The device provides you with a greater F/4.0 aperture, and at the F/1.42 level, the focus range is minimized and the photos take on a natural bokeh mode.

The telephoto and ultrawide cameras do not experience any changes compared to the previous generation; Both cameras use Samsung’s 50-megapixel JN1 sensor with 1/2.76-inch dimensions and 0.64-µm pixels, using a Tetracell color filter to capture all four adjacent pixels to capture 12.5-megapixel photos with larger 1.28-µm pixels. , combine; Thus, the dimensions of the 50 megapixel sensor of the other two cameras are more than 70% smaller than the sensor of the main camera.

Barbecue thermometer 1
Macro photo
Barbecue thermometer 2
Macro telephoto photo

The ultra-wide camera uses autofocus for macro photography from a distance of 5 cm and is behind a 14 mm lens with an aperture of F/2.2 and a field of view of 115 degrees. The telephoto camera is located behind the macro telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 75 mm, a relatively open aperture of F/2.0, optical magnification of 3.26 times, a phase detection autofocus system and the ability to focus from a distance of 10 cm; Therefore, with both telephoto and ultrawide cameras, you will be able to take macro photos.

In addition to the camera lens, Xiaomi has also received help from Leica in the development of the image processing algorithm and color engineering; Therefore, it is not surprising to see the camera application, works of Leica. On the main page of the application, the user can choose an option from Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant photography styles.

Plant in a pot 1
Authentic mode
Plant in a pot 2
Vibrant mode

As it comes from the name of these styles, Leica Authentic produces colors close to reality and reduces the intensity of subsequent processing on the photo; But on the opposite point, Leica Vibrant saturates the colors and sharpens the image.

Note that we have recorded all the sample photos of Xiaomi 14 Pro with Leica Authentic color style to be able to make a correct judgment on the produced colors and the details of the photos.

Xiaomi 14 Pro photo gallery

Portrait photo of Behzad Mareshian
Building under construction in Jordan
The vase in Zomit's office
A building in Koi Banyan, Jordan
Close-up of the kitten
Jordan street trees
Zoomite pillow
motorcycle
The author of Zomit
Loft building in Jordan
Keyvan Handi, Behzad Mareshian and Faraz Pashaei in Zomit office
Think board in Zomit office
A cup of cappuccino
Bright chandelier
A tower in Jordan
Banyan alley in Jordan
Tower under construction in Vanak
Burj Nagar
Crystal chandelier
The tower is under construction

Xiaomi 14 Pro photos by themselves and as long as you don’t put them under the microscope and compare them with competitors, they look very attractive, they have realistic colors and their noise is at a very low level; But the weaknesses of the camera become apparent when we compare the photos taken with the expensive Xiaomi phone with its competitors.

Xiaomi 14 Pro camera comparison with Galaxy S23 Ultra

Unlike budget phones and to some extent mid-range devices, the camera is considered a very important and influential part in flagship phones; When you want to pay tens of millions of Tomans to buy a high-end phone, every single pixel becomes important; Therefore, we compared the photos of Xiaomi 14 Pro with Galaxy S23 Ultra; Samsung’s flagship device, which is at the end of its reign as I write the following text.

Main camera

In the photos below, we are targeting outdoor and indoor shooting scenarios with the main camera. As long as we don’t zoom in on the photos below, the realistic colors of the Xiaomi 14 Pro make it a winner.

1 Armaghani East St
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Armaghan East Street 2
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cropping the photo of Armaghan Sharqi 1
Xiaomi photo crop
Cropping the photo of Armaghan Sharqi 2
Samsung photo crop

By zooming in on the textured parts of the photos, you can see that Xiaomi has lost a lot of detail in the photo by putting too much emphasis on noise reduction, which is even more disappointing when you know that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is ahead of the 2023 flagships in terms of camera. The details did not compete with the iPhone 15 Pro Max and P60 Pro. In the following photos taken in the Zoomit office environment, the Xiaomi 14 Pro again captures the colors very pleasantly and is close to reality.

Vase in Zomit office 1
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Vase in Zomit office 2
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cutting the photo of the pot 1
Xiaomi photo crop
Cutting the photo of the pot 2
Samsung photo crop

By enlarging the photos, we can see that Samsung has managed to extract more details from the photos than the Xiaomi 14 Pro, keeping the noise and slightly artificially sharpening the image.

In the photos below, Xiaomi 14 Pro has recorded more or less the same dynamic range as the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and again in the field of color registration, it has performed more accurately than the Korean competitor.

The plant in Zomit office 1
Xiaomi 14 Pro
The plant in Zomit office 2
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cutting the photo of the plant 1
Xiaomi photo crop
Cutting the photo of the plant 2
Samsung photo crop

Again, we see the excessive effort of the Xiaomi 14 Pro camera software to remove noise; So the result was the removal of details from the leaves of the plant.

Ultrawide camera

At first glance at the ultra-wide photos below, you can see that the field of view of the ultra-wide camera of the Xiaomi 14 Pro is more limited than that of the S23 Ultra; But the phone still performs better than the Galaxy in terms of color accuracy.

View of Armaghan East buildings
Xiaomi 14 Pro
View of Armaghan East buildings 2
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cropping the photo of the facade of the buildings
Xiaomi photo crop
Cropping a photo of the facade of the building
Samsung photo crop

It seems that the intensity of noise removal in the photos of the ultrawide camera of Xiaomi 14 Pro is not as good as the main camera; Because the photo recorded with this camera has a better condition in terms of details and noise level compared to S23 Ultra.

portrait photography

Xiaomi 14 Pro can take portraits with both the main camera and the telephoto camera. In the photo below, taken by Hadi Ghanizadegan with the device’s telephoto camera, Xiaomi’s colors tend to be relatively warm.

Hadi Ghanizadegan in Zomit office
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Hadi Ghanizadegan in Zomit 2 office
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cutting the photo of Hadi Ghanizadegan 1
Xiaomi photo crop
Cutting the photo of Hadi Ghanizadegan
Samsung photo crop

By zooming in on Hadi’s face, we can see that the phone performed very well in separating the subject from the background; But the details of the face in the Xiaomi photo are much less than the Samsung photo.

Photography in the dark

The gray walls of one of Zoomit’s office rooms make many phones fail when taking pictures in the dark; For example, the Galaxy S23 Ultra in the photo below shows the walls tending to green and the whole photo tends to be warm; But the photo of Xiaomi 14 Pro has recorded the color and light very close to the real conditions.

A vase in the darkness of Zomit's office 1
Xiaomi 14 Pro
A vase in the darkness of Zomit 2's office
Galaxy S23 Ultra
Cropping the photo of the vase in the dark of the Zoomit office 1
Xiaomi photo crop
Cropping the pot photo in the dark of Zoomit 2 office
Samsung photo crop

By zooming in on the photos, the slight superiority of Xiaomi 14 Pro in the field of recording details is also evident.At first glance, you might pick the Galaxy S23 Ultra photo as the winner; But our photography conditions were closer to what Xiaomi 14 Pro recorded in the photo below.

Olive mug 1
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Olive mug 2
Galaxy S23 Ultra

The greater brightness of the image in the photo of the S23 Ultra allows us to see some of the details hidden in the shadows, But Xiaomi 14 Pro has depicted the paper texture and roughness of the book cover and the porcelain material of the mug better than the Korean competitor.

Xiaomi 14 Pro has 4K video recording capability with all its cameras; The rear cameras shoot at 24, 30, and 60 frames per second; But the selfie camera is limited to 30 and 60 frames per second. The main camera also allows you to shoot 8K24 video and can also record 4K HDR Dolby Vision videos.

Xiaomi 14 Pro records 4K30 videos with a very good bitrate of 60-65 Mbps; So it’s no surprise that 4K30 videos are decent in terms of detail, and the contrast and color levels are also rated very well; However, note that the videos of the ultrawide and telephoto cameras are one or two steps lower than the main camera in terms of detail; Besides, it is not possible to quickly switch between cameras during filming, and you have to use the slide zoom.

The Xiaomi flagship records 4K60 videos at a rate of 57 Mbps; The slight decrease in bitrate despite the 100% increase in the number of frames means that 60 frames per second videos have much fewer details than 30 frames-per-second videos, and in practice we see such an issue.

Summary and comparison of Xiaomi 14 Pro with competitors

A screen with stunning brightness and high quality, powerful speakers with clear sound, stable performance, excellent build quality, and a relatively comfortable body; Xiaomi 14 Pro is desirable and attractive, which has a handful of shortcomings and weaknesses; But one of Xiaomi’s weaknesses cannot be ignored.

The Xiaomi 14 Pro camera did not meet our expectations and disappointed us; Although the Chinese flagship takes photos with attractive colors; the level of detail of its photos, most of the time, does not reach the foot of Samsung’s one-year-old flagship; Perhaps part of this weakness is due to software problems and immature image processing algorithm; But we expect the full-fledged flagship of Xiaomi to appear in 2024, at least at the level of 2023 flagships.

Android version of Xiaomi 14 Pro

If we leave aside the basic weakness of the camera, it will be possible for the public to ignore the remaining weaknesses; For example, the protrusion of the camera is so big and thick that the index finger constantly hits it, and on the other hand, this giant appendage is not located in the middle of the device, so that at least the symmetry in the design is observed! On the other side of the field, we have the overheating of the device during heavy use, which sometimes brings the temperature of the phone’s frame to an annoying level.

Now it has to be seen that on an international scale and with the presence of big names such as the iPhone 15 Pro and the next Samsung Galaxy ( Galaxy S24 Ultra ), whether anyone is willing to pay the possible price of more than a thousand dollars to buy the Xiaomi 14 Pro or not.

What do you think about Xiaomi’s full-fledged flagship? Can Xiaomi 14 Pro, even without considering the price of the phone, overshadow the global sales statistics of the iPhone 15 Pro and the next Samsung Galaxy?

positive points

  • Stunning and bright display
  • Powerful speakers with clear sound
  • 120-watt power charger with the phone
  • Powerful chip with very stable performance
  • Excellent and accurate haptic feedback
  • Excellent build quality and dense body structure

cons

  • Disappointing camera performance
  • The phone frame gets hot during heavy use
  • Lots of ads and redundant apps (Chinese version)

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Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

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Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop
With the Zephyrus G14 2024, Asus has taken big steps in the right direction and turned its popular 14-inch laptop into a worthy opponent for the MacBook Pro 14.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

The Zephyrus G14 is a very important laptop; because it was the beginning of a new trend; Four years have passed since the introduction of the first generation G14, at that time there was no foreign 14-inch gaming laptop; But now, thanks to Asus, other companies such as Razer, MSI and HP have entered the field of 14-inch gaming laptops.

Table of Contents
  • Zephyrus G14 2024 video review
  • Compact, well-made, and premium design
  • Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers
  • Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!
  • Powerful hardware with optimal performance
  • The difference in laptop performance profiles
  • Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing
  • The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet
  • Laptop performance compared to competitors
  • Laptop performance in professional use
  • Laptop performance in Blender software
  • Laptop performance in the game
  • Optimal battery life in normal use
  • Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Now we have the lovely G14 laptop model 2024; A device that, with its powerful hardware, stunning OLED display, minimal design, and high-quality metal body, competes with MacBooks and attracts attention.

To buy the 14-inch Zephyrus G14 laptop or other specific laptops, you can visit the Afrashop online store.

Compact, well-made, and premium design

The main and most impressive change in the 2024 model of the G14 laptop compared to previous generations is a 180-degree change in the strategy of Asus designers; I don’t recall Asus ever turning to machining to design and build its gaming laptops and carving the body out of a single block of aluminum; We have always seen Asus laptops at their best with a body made of aluminum sheets or magnesium alloy.

The lighting behind the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Thanks to the change in the manufacturing process of the laptop, has a noticeable effect on the attractiveness and premium feeling of the Zephyrus G14; Asus, in describing its gaming laptop, calls it “a perfect combination of performance and style” and this Taiwanese company is really right!

The body of Zephyrus G14 is much denser than the previous generation and gives a good sense of quality; We don’t hear a “creaking” sound from anywhere on the laptop, the screen frame doesn’t sway, and the surface of the device doesn’t sink when pressing the keys. Of course, with all these improvements, Zephyrus is still not at the level of premium products such as MacBook and Surface; Although it is very close to them.

The thickness of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The dimensions of the G14 2024 body are noticeably more compact than the previous generation; Last year, the thickness of the laptop reached more than 2 cm; But now it does not exceed about 1.6 cm and of course, the weight of the device has become lighter by about 200 grams; More precisely, the dimensions of the body are 1.59-1.63 x 22.0 x 31.1 cm and its weight is about 1.5 kg.

In the slim body of Zephyrus G14, there are various ports; On the left side of the device, you can see Asus’ dedicated charging port, HDMI 2.1 port, a USB4 Type-C port with DisplayPort 2.0 support and 100W power delivery, a full-size USB 3.2 port, and a headphone combo jack; The right side of the laptop hosts a USB 3.2 Type-C port, another full-size USB 3.2 port, and a high-speed microSD port; eCash was a full-size SD memory card slot, so it was more useful for photographers and videographers.

Ports on the left side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop
The ports on the right side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The 14-inch G14 2024 laptop uses MediaTek’s MT7922 network card, which supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and shows stable and satisfactory performance; But if you want, you can easily replace the network card.

In addition to the more compact body, G14 2024 has a much more minimal and simple design; Asus designers have said goodbye to the array of LED lights, or Animematrix, which occupied half of the back of the device in previous models, and instead, they have used a diagonal and narrow strip of LED lights that are placed on the diameter of the laptop, giving it a different and unique look. They gave a laptop. With the help of Asus Armory Crate software, you can customize the lighting effect of these lights or disable them completely.

Working with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All in all, the G14’s appearance has now been changed in such a way that it can be taken to meetings as a work laptop, and still maintain a gaming spirit! The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop can be purchased in white or gray. We have the gray color for review, which looks very attractive and stylish; But soon it gets fingerprints, grease, and stains; So if you are obsessive and sensitive, you should always have a microfiber cloth with you to clean the laptop.

Traces of grease and stains on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you think that the G14’s charms are limited to its exterior, I must say that you would be very wrong; The main surprise happens when you open the laptop door and face its screen; Of course, I must say that the hinge of the laptop is very strong and gives the user a sense of confidence; While it opens with one hand.

Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers

The Zephyrus G14 screen can be described in one word as “stunning”; The 14-inch OLED panel of the laptop with a high aspect ratio of 16:10 and its narrow borders give the laptop a very modern look. On the other hand, like expensive and premium laptops, instead of plastic borders, the integrated glass cover covers the entire display surface; However, this glossy coating reduces the readability of the display in bright environments.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop display

Zephyrus G14’s OLED panel with a resolution of 1800 x 2880 pixels and a very good density of 243 pixels provides a clear and sharp image; So that at normal distances from the laptop, the pixels cannot be separated. Asus declares the response time of the panel to be an extremely fast number of 0.2 milliseconds, which is a dream for competitive gamers; But the most impressive feature of the display is its refresh rate.

Zephyrus G14 is the world’s first laptop with an OLED panel that supports variable refresh rate to prevent image tearing while playing games and is compatible with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology; This feature is one of the most impressive achievements of Asus; I will explain further.

Watching movies with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Unlike LCD panels, whose brightness is independent of the image refresh rate, the brightness of OLED panels is provided by the pixels themselves, and this brightness depends on both the intensity of the light produced by the pixels and the image refresh rate; For this reason, if the refresh rate of the image decreases, so-called, the rate of turning on and off pixels also decreases, and as a result, the brightness of the panel decreases.

In order to solve the limitations of the OLED panel, Asus has considered the on-and-off rate of the exposure layer of the pixels to be higher than the refresh rate of the image; This means that when the image is updated at a rate of 120 Hz, the exposure layer is turned on and off with a frequency of 4 times, that is, 480 Hz; So when you are immersed in the game and suddenly the frame rate drops from 100 to 80 fps, the brightness of the image does not drop.

Zephyrus G14 2024 screen performance against other laptops

Laptop/test

White image

Black image

contrast ratio

AdobeRGB

sRGB

DCI-P3

Maximum brightness

Minimum brightness

Average brightness

Native

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

Zephyrus G14 2024

472 intentions

(730 nits HDR)

0 intentions

95 percent

148 percent

0.8

100 percent

1.4

Zephyrus G14 2023

335 intentions

17 intention

3.28 intentions

102

90 percent

125 percent

100 percent

3.3

MacBook Air 2024

443 intentions

0.00 nits

0.67 nits

661

87.9

100

2.4

98.4

1.9

Zenbook 14

512 intention

(788 nits HDR)

0.27 nits

0 intentions

89.6

2.6

100

0.6

99.7

1.3

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

441 intentions

4 intentions

0 intentions

97.3

3.7

99.6

1.9

99.8

2.3

MacBook Pro M1 Max

455 intentions

(1497 nits HDR)

0 intentions

0 intentions

85

121.6

97.3

2.5

The OLED panel of the Zephyrus G14 produces eye-catching and very attractive colors, this panel can cover the very wide AdobeRGB color space by about 95%, the DCI P3 wide color space completely, and the conventional sRGB color space by about 148% with an extremely small error of 0.8 to give The precision and extraordinary coverage of the panel make the G14 laptop an excellent choice for graphic designers.

The G14 laptop achieves an excellent brightness of 730 nits while playing HDR videos and when a small part of the image is lit; Of course, be careful that to enjoy HDR content, you must connect the laptop to electricity. Asus says the laptop’s display supports HDR video with the Dolby Vision standard and has received VESA DisplayHDR and Pantone certifications for HDR support and accurate color reproduction, respectively.

Windows lock screen on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The Asus gaming laptop achieves a brightness of 472 nits during normal content display (SDR) in Zoomit reviews, which is reasonable brightness and provides a pleasant visual experience along with the ultra-high contrast and deep blacks of the OLED panel; However, the glossiness of the panel cover makes it a little difficult to work with the laptop in bright environments.

Asus has complemented the G14’s exceptional visual experience with a superb audio experience; The G14’s speakers are the closest to Apple’s MacBooks of all the Windows laptops I’ve reviewed so far; If you are familiar with the sound of MacBooks, you know know what a great advantage the G14 has over other Windows.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop speakers
Speaker vent under Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Zefiros G14 uses 6 speakers including two dual woofers; The woofers are placed in pairs on the sides of the laptop in opposite directions (up and down) to prevent the laptop body from vibrating. Asus says the woofers have been enlarged by 125% to produce clearer sound and more punchy bass, while the output volume has also increased by 3.5 times; In reality, the audio experience of the laptop is very pleasing to the ears with little noise and poor sound resolution.

Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!

The 14-inch Asus laptop also has a very efficient keyboard, the depth of movement of the G14 island keys reaches a very good number of 1.7 mm, the size of the keys has increased by 12.24% compared to the previous generation, and their feedback is satisfactory. The keys have a standard arrangement and distance from each other; So that after a short time, you get used to typing with the device. Asus estimates the useful life of the keys up to 20 million times.

Typing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Perhaps one of my complaints about the design of the keyboard is its 6-sided power button, which does not have any visual harmony with the rest of the laptop. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the button is made of glass. Because there is no fingerprint sensor in G14; But fortunately, you can rely on facial recognition with Windows Hello for authentication.

Windows Hello with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The webcam of the device also provides the possibility of video calling with 1080p resolution, which is not at the level of Microsoft Surfaces; Instead, thanks to the neural processing unit at the heart of the processor, Windows Effects Studio can be used for tasks such as subject tracking and automatic frame adjustment, maintaining eye contact and blurring the background in video calls.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop trackpad

The G14 trackpad is very wide and is located in the middle of the laptop so as not to trigger OCD users; ASUS designers have used a 3:2 aspect ratio for the trackpad to match the aspect ratio of the display. The clicks have very good feedback the finger slides easily on the glass surface of the trackpad and its movement is tracked with great accuracy; But I expect a 100 million Toman laptop to use a haptic trackpad instead of mechanical buttons for the click mechanism, just like MacBooks; I hope we will see such a change in the next generation.

Powerful hardware with optimal performance

What we have said about the body and accessories of the laptop is enough; Let’s talk about the most important aspect of gaming laptops; What power does Zephyrus G14 have and how does it appear in playing games?

This year, Asus keeps the powerful RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics exclusive to the larger G16 laptop and offers the 14-inch G14 laptop with 4060 and 4070 graphics; Although it is apparently available in the Iranian market with 4050 graphics. By limiting the G14 to less powerful graphics and injecting 90 watts into the GPU, Asus engineers have managed to make the laptop slimmer. We have the 4070 model for review, which is currently sold in the market at the price of 115 to 120 million Tomans.

Running the game with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All three configurations (config in market terms) of Zephyrus G14 are powered by AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS processor; The processor, which is one of AMD’s powerful laptop models from the Ryzen 8000 family with Zen 4 architecture, is produced with improved 5nm class lithography (4nm according to the manufacturer) and works with a TDP equivalent to 45W by default. This processor uses 8 cores with a base frequency of 4 and a turbo frequency of 5.2 GHz and has the ability to simultaneously process 16 instruction threads.

AMD calls its laptop processor an APU (accelerated processing unit); Because in its heart, in addition to the CPU, the Radeon 780M integrated graphics uses 12 graphics cores with RDNA3 architecture and a working frequency of 2.8 GHz, and offers performance at the level of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. Next to the graphics, the name of the AMD neural processing unit is also visible, which can perform 16 trillion operations per second.

Zephyrus G14 2024 storage performance

Laptop/Performance

SSD volume

Sequential reading rate

Sequential write rate

Zephyrus G14 2024

One TB SSD

4997 megabytes

3431 MB

Zephyrus G14 2022

One TB SSD

3617 MB

2832 MB

HP Specter x360 16

One TB SSD

6389 megabytes

4908 MB

Zephyrus M16 2022

One TB SSD

6631 megabytes

5015 MB

The Ryzen 8945HS processor supports dual-channel RAM DDR5-5600 and LPDDR5x-7500 with a capacity of up to 256 GB, But the Taiwanese sell the G14 2024 laptop with 16 or 32 GB LPDDR5x-6400 RAM; A piece that pays the price of the laptop becoming thinner and unlike the previous generation, it is now onboard and cannot be upgraded.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop SSD performance

Asus uses a high-speed PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD in all versions of the Zephyrus G14, which achieved read and write speeds of around 5GB and 3.5GB/s in our tests. Zephyrus G14 SSD is not among the fastest, But it fully meets the user’s needs and most importantly, it can be upgraded.

The difference in laptop performance profiles

Before talking about the performance of the device, let’s clarify a little about Asus performance profiles; Because probably most of the users do not know about the existence of these profiles and their effect on the overall performance of the laptop.

For its gaming laptops, Asus has a software called Armory Crate, which can be used to control various parts of the device, from the color profiles of the display to the lighting, and of course the performance profile of the graphics and CPU. In this software, you can change the behavior of the graphics, and adjust the amount of power injected to the graphics and CPU and the speed of the fans.

Working with Armory Crate software on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

As for the graphics behavior, we have four modes:

  • Optimized mode: Asus recommends it; With this mode, if the laptop is disconnected from the power supply, the Nvidia graphics will be disabled, and when connected to the power supply, the device will go to the Nvidia graphics only in heavy usage such as playing games.
  • Eco Mode: As the name suggests, it completely shuts down the Nvidia graphics under all conditions.
  • Standard mode: It is Microsoft’s protocol (MSHybrid) and Windows decides when to go for Nvidia graphics or integrated graphics. Although Asus recommends the Optimized mode, But the laptop defaults to Standard mode.
  • Ultimate Mode: The integrated graphics is completely removed from the circuit and the screen is connected directly to the Nvidia graphics. This mode has the highest battery consumption, But it may slightly improve the frame rate in some games.

The settings related to the performance profiles of the cooling fans and the power consumption of the processor and graphics of the laptop are as follows:

  • Manual profile: the user can change the parameters related to power consumption and fans at will.
  • Turbo profile: injects the maximum amount of power to the graphics and processor and is only available when connected to the power supply; In this profile, the laptop is literally noisy and the fans are running most of the time. In the following, you can see that there is not much improvement in the performance of the laptop.
  • Performance profile: This is the default profile of the laptop, the sound of the fans is not annoying and the performance of the device is almost equal to the Turbo profile.
  • Silent profile: limits the power consumption of the device to reduce the production heat and use less fans. In this CPU performance profile, at least in daily use, it does not suffer much; But the graphics performance experiences a 50-60% drop when connected to electricity.
  • Windows profile: the power consumption and heat management of the device is entrusted to Windows itself; Surprisingly, even when using other profiles, when unplugging the laptop, the Windows battery setting changes from Best Performance to Balanced, which negatively affects the performance of the device.

Practically, with Armory Crate software, you can set 20 different modes for laptop performance; But in general, it must be said that the existence of so many profiles and colorful performance modes has no result other than confusing the user; A user who is probably not aware of the existence of a software like Armory Crate and its purpose, and of course he should not be aware, he should not think about the performance profile and power consumption, he should always get the right combination of performance and good charging from the laptop with the least challenge. .

G14 2024 performance in different performance profiles

profile/parameter

CPU power consumption

CineBench 2024

GPU power consumption

3DMark TimeSpy

Turbo

75 watt turbo

60 watts stable

914 (multi-core)

70 to 80 watts

10172

Performance

65-watt turbo

45W stable

918 (multi-core)

60 watts

9572

Silent

65-watt turbo

35 watts stable

862 (multi-core)

57-watt turbo

33 watts stable

5582

In the table above, you can see the result of selecting a number of Asus performance profiles along with the scores obtained in the benchmarks with these profiles. Based on the obtained numbers, it is clear that the Turbo profile does not make a significant improvement in the performance of the device, despite the high noise, noticeable increase in power consumption, and the heat it produces.

Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing

Due to the inefficiency of the Turbo profile and the drastic drop in graphics performance in the Silent profile, we will put the Performance profile under the microscope. In the first step, it is better to check the behavior of the laptop when connected to the electrical outlet (Plugged) and separated from the electrical outlet (Unplugged).

When the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 2024 laptop is under pressure with the CineBench 2024 rendering benchmark, the device with the Performance profile, in both Plugged and Unplugged states, works more or less with the same strategy of the processor; But as you can see below, apparently this strategy is only limited to the CineBench benchmark; Because in other software, we see a noticeable drop in performance.

Power consumption of Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in Asus G14 2024 laptopCPU power consumption
 
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
CPU clock
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest processor core

The G14 2024 laptop injects about 65 watts of power into the processor in the initial moments, then it works with about 55 watts of power from the processor for a few minutes until it finally stabilizes at about 45 watts. The frequency reaches 4.7 GHz at best and finally stabilizes at 4.3-4.4 GHz; While the temperature first increases to 87-88 degrees Celsius, then it fluctuates in the range of 80 degrees Celsius.

Contrary to what we saw about the processor, there is a huge difference between the graphics performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state. When the G14 2024 laptop is subjected to a heavy processing load in the Performance profile for 20 minutes with the heavy graphics benchmark 3DMark TimeSpy, in the plugged state, the power consumption fluctuates in the range of 60 watts, and in the unplugged state, the power consumption remains in the range of 42-43 watts; Therefore, there is a 30% drop in power consumption.

Power consumption of RTX 4070 graphics in Asus G14 2024 laptopGraphics power consumption
RTX 4070 graphics clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
Graphic clock
RTX 4070 graphics temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest point of the graphic

In the performance stability test, the RTX 4070 graphics frequency works with a frequency of about 1600 MHz in Plugged mode and about 1400 MHz in Unplugged mode, and the temperature of its hottest point reaches 92-93 and 80 degrees Celsius in these two modes. As you can see, in graphics processing, the device gets hotter than CPU-based processing.

The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet

One of the main points about the laptop, which often remains hidden from the eyes of the buyer, is the difference in its performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet (Plugged and Unplugged); Can a laptop provide the same performance in battery-powered mode as in plugged-in mode? The answer to this question for Windows laptops was a resounding “no” until the release of devices equipped with Snapdragon X processors and a handful of Intel and AMD processors. Can the G14 2024 surprise you?

G14 2024 operation in plugged and unplugged mode

profile/parameter

GeekBench 6.3

Speedometer 2.1

Python code

Premiere Pro

Photoshop

Forza Horizon 5 – QHD

Performance

Plugged

2568

12946

322

40.8 seconds

8253

7350

70 frames per second

Performance

Unplugged

2325

8787

201

45 seconds

6637

6199

30 frames per second

The G14 2024 laptop in the stress test and performance stability that we did with the CineBench 2024 benchmark, practically provided the same performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state; But as you can see in the table above, we did not get the same result for other software and benchmarks. Unfortunately, the G14 appears between 10 and 60% weaker in Unplugged mode and when browsing the web, running Python code, working with Photoshop and Premiere Pro, or even playing Forza Horizon 5.

Laptop performance compared to competitors

Now let us measure the performance of Zephyrus G14 2024 in comparison with its competitors and its previous generation. Please note that in the continuation of the review, we obtained the benchmarks in the condition that the laptop was connected to the power outlet and used the Performance profile.

Note that in order to get a correct idea of ​​G14 2024’s performance, some benchmarks have tried to reflect the results of MacBook Pro M3 Pro and Zephyrus G16 Core Ultra 9 185H from reliable foreign media; Because these two laptops with a price tag of 100 to 120 million tomans are the main competitors of G14 2024.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance against competitors (plugged in)

Laptop/benchmark

Technical Specifications

Web browsing

Performance in graphics

CPU performance in rendering

CPU computing power

GPU computing power

3 Dark

CineBench R23

GeekBench 6

GeekBench 6

Speedometer 2.1

TimeSpy

Single

Multi

Single

Multi

OpenCL

Metal/Vulkan

DirectX 12

Zephyrus G14 2024

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

322

9572

1759

16088

2568

12946

112783

103313

Zephyrus G14 2022

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

235

9075

1536

14218

2021

9435

72595

80580

* MacBook Pro 14

M3 Pro

14 Core GPU

677

1889

13289

3125

13755

41736

68417

* Zephyrus G16 2024

Core Ultra 9 185H

RTX 4070

10989

1803

17452

2556

14460

114126

MacBook Air 2024

M3

8 Core GPU

680

1897

9872

3143

2008

25845

41671

Zenbook 14

Core Ultra 7 155H

Intel Arc GPU

396

3453

1637

13367

2290

12256

34889

38268

MacBook Pro 14 inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

300

1549

12508

2378

12239

65432

101045

Zephyrus G14 2024 experiences significant improvement in benchmarks compared to the 2022 model; But since Ryzen 9 7945HS and Ryzen 9 8945HS do not have any noticeable difference apart from the neural processing engine, you will probably not experience a significant improvement compared to the 2023 model.

We haven’t reviewed the MacBook Pro M3 Pro and the Zephyrus G16 2024, the G14’s main competitors on Zoomit; But to some extent, I must say that MacBook Pro outperforms G14 in single-core processing with a 20% difference and G16 in multi-core processing with a 10-15% difference. Another notable issue is the G14’s stark performance gap with the MacBook in web browsing.

If we use computing power as the benchmark to compare graphics performance, the RTX 4070 GPUs in the G14 and G16 laptops offer more or less the same performance; But the MacBook Pro loses to the G14 2024 by a huge margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in professional use

In order to measure the performance of the Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop in professional use as well, we went to Photoshop software, Premiere Pro, running code written in Python and Blender software.

Laptop performance in Photoshop

In the Photoshop software test, which includes tasks such as opening the RAW file, changing the size of photos, correcting the lens, and reducing noise, the G14 2024 laptop remains behind its competitors G16 2024 and MacBook Pro M3 Pro with a difference of 10 and 25%, respectively.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Photoshop

Note that the above result was obtained when the laptop is connected to the power outlet; If we disconnect the G14 from the power supply, we reach a score of 6199; While the MacBook Pro offers the same performance when unplugged; Therefore, unplugged mode, the performance gap between the two laptops increases from 25% to about 40%.

Laptop performance in Premier Pro

In the Premier Pro test, tasks such as outputting 8-bit and 50 Mbps 4K videos with HEVC and H.264 codecs, processing ProRes UHD videos with and without proxy, and implementing graphic effects are examined. In this test, the G14 laptop was able to beat the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by 35%; But it remained with a 10% difference from G16.

Performance of the G14 2024 laptop running Premier Pro

If we disconnect the G14 2024 from the power outlet, its score in the Premier Pro test drops by 20% to 6637, which is still higher than the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by about 10%.

Laptop performance in Python code execution

In the Mandelbrot series benchmark, which is written in Python to find the points of a fractal on a mixed screen, the G14 2024 performed brilliantly thanks to its powerful processor that when using Windows PowerShell, the calculation of fractal points was completed 10% faster than the MacBook Air M3 and 32% faster than the powerful and expensive GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Python code execution

Windows provides the possibility of using the Linux terminal thanks to its Linux subsystem called WSL. If we use WSL to run the benchmark, the G14’s performance gap with the MacBook Air and GalaxyBook 3 Ultra increases to 36 and 65 percent, respectively.

Laptop performance in Blender software

Blender 3D modeling software can render with the help of CPU and GPU; To evaluate the performance of the G14 laptop, we ran the Blender software benchmark both on CPU and GPU.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with processor

As you can see in the chart above, the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 laptop is slightly weaker than the 11-core M3 Pro processor in the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with graphics

Nvidia’s powerful graphics show its extraordinary processing power well in the graphics rendering test in Blender software. In this test, the G14 2024 laptop outperforms the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by a margin of 175% and is ahead of the GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop by a margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in the game

The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop runs most games easily and with a frame rate of more than 70 frames per second in 1080p resolution. The laptop provides good performance in optimal games such as Forza Horizon 5 even in QHD resolution; But to experience other heavy games in QHD resolution, you should use technologies such as DLSS and Frame Generation.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance in games

Game/Performance

Clarity

Graphics settings

Average frame rate

Cyberpunk 2077

1440p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

43 frames per second

1440p

RT Off

DLSS Off

Texture Quality: High

38 frames per second

1080p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

75 frames per second

Forza Horizon 5

1440p

Extreme

70 frames per second

FarCry 6

1440p

Ultra quality

63 frames per second

Red Dead Redemption 2

1440p

Ultra quality

51 frames per second

1080p

Ultra quality

68 frames per second

Returnal

1080p

Epic

91 frames per second

Note that all the above results were obtained when the laptop was plugged in; If you want to play in unplugged mode, to have a satisfactory experience, you need to reduce the graphics settings to medium, otherwise, the frame rate will drop a lot; For example, in the case of Forza Horizon 5, the frame rate dropped from 70 to 30 fps.

Optimal battery life in normal use

The Zephyrus G14 laptop provides the energy it needs through a rather bulky 73-watt-hour battery; Along with the laptop, the Taiwanese provide the user with a 180-watt adapter that can charge 50% of the battery capacity within 30 minutes; Asus also provides a compact 100W USB-C charger with the device, which makes it easier to carry the laptop, while you can also use it to charge your smartphone.

Read more: Asus Zenbook 14 OLED laptop review

Zephyrus G14 2024 battery life compared to other laptops

Laptop/Test

Functional profile

hardware

Display

Battery capacity

Play offline video

Everyday use

Processor and graphics

Dimensions, resolution, and refresh rate

watt-hours

720p Video

PCMark 10

minute: hour

minute: hour

Zephyrus G14 2024

Performance

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

73

7:47

6:20

Zephyrus G14 2022

Performance

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

14 inches and 120 Hz

1600 x 2560 pixels

76

5:50

4:03

MacBook Air 2024

Apple M3

8 core GPU

13.6 inches and 60 Hz

1664 x 2560 pixels

52.6

14:13

Zenbook 14

Performance

Core Ultra 7-155H

Intel Arc

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

75

17:25

9:09

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

Performance

Core i7-13700H

RTX 4050

16 inches and 120 Hz

1880 x 2880 pixels

76

11:00

6:21

MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

14.2 inches and 120 Hz

1964 x 3024 pixels

70

18:14

Zephyrus G14 2024 lasts about 2 hours longer than the 2022 model in daily use and movie playback; But compared to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air or laptops equipped with Core Ultra processors, there is not much to say; However, overall, it seems that you can count on the G14 2024 for a working day in normal and everyday use.

Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Zephyrus G14 2024 is not the most powerful Windows laptop on the market; But the combination it offers in its price range, at least in the Iranian market, cannot be seen in any other Windows laptop; In the range of 100 to 120 million Tomans, Windows laptops are clumsy and worse devices with monstrous hardware or premium ultrabooks with weak hardware.

Forza game on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

J14 is a powerful and compact laptop with extremely high build quality, a stunning display, and ear-splitting speakers, which can last a full working day in daily use, offers performance on par with or close to MacBook Pro M3 Pro, and at the same time, it can also meet your gaming needs. Currently, among Windows devices in the Iranian market, only Asus’ own G16 2024 laptop can offer a similar combination.

Video editing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you are looking to buy Zephyrus G14 2024, go for the model equipped with RTX 4060; Because this graphic is a more suitable choice for the 14-inch dimensions and thin thickness of the G14, it is not much different from the RTX 4070 model in professional applications such as video editing with Premier Pro, and it is also about 20 million Tomans cheaper.

What do you think about G14 2024? If you are a Windows laptop fan, which one would you choose between this laptop and the G16 2024?

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Getting to know the most advanced humanoid robots

Today’s technology companies have a mission that they strive to achieve with all their might, and this mission is nothing but the realization of every creature, gadget, and robot that we have seen before in science fiction movies. So here we’ll get to know the most advanced humanoid robots.

Imagine a world where when you go shopping you hand your credit card to robots to count your purchase, or when you order pizza, a robot delivers it to you. Maybe a decade ago, the idea of ​​robots walking next to us on the street or taking the place of humans in various jobs was far from mind; But how would you feel if we told you that right now there is a robot in the world who is the CEO of a company?

Let me guess! You probably don’t like competing with robots because we know almost nothing about them and can’t even guess their next move; But whether we like it or not, they have gradually come out of water and mud and artificial intelligence is trying to show us its other side.

Now we are going to introduce you to eight of the most advanced humanoid robots according to Business Insider’s list; From a robot that simulates our dreams to a robot that can do yoga. Stay with us.

This is you and this two-legged robot from Apptronik: “Apollo”

Apollo robot delivering the box

Optronic’s bipedal robot arrived in August this year, and many consider it the “iPhone” of the world of robots. Jeff Cardenas, CEO of Optronic, says:

We want to produce human-sized robots, because only then can they go where we can go and do things similar to what we do. Apollo did not come to sideline humans, but to do things that humans don’t want to do.

Apollo weighs 73 kg, is 1.70 m tall, and requires battery replacement every four hours. Optronics began its work in 2016 at the University of Texas’ Human-Centered Robotics Laboratory, and in a short period of time it has reached such a high point that it has now signed a contract with NASA that will greatly help the development of its robots.

Optronik company tries to justify the existence of humanoid robots with the slogan “Robot for humans” and considers the reason for the production of Apollo to help humans in dangerous tasks.

NASA astronaut robot: “Valkyrie”

NASA's Valkyrie robot walking among employees

NASA’s Valkyrie robot was unveiled in 2013 with the aim of “doing dangerous work”. This robot, which NASA calls R5, is designed to be able to travel to the dangerous and uninhabitable regions of the Moon, Mars, and space.

The University of Edinburgh is now using Valkyrie in its research, calling it “one of the most advanced humanoids in the world”. Valkyrie or its more advanced descendants could greatly assist NASA in advancing its ground robotics goals and the Artemis mission.

Amca simulates our dreams

Amka humanoid robot laughing

Some time ago, in a video published on the Engineered Arts YouTube account, Ameca claimed that it can simulate the dreams of humans by drawing different scenarios and learning more about the world with them. The mentioned video caused a lot of controversy, so if we consider Amka as the Elon Musk of the world of robots, we are not unfair to him.

Amca is the Elon Musk of the world of robots

After backlash on social media, Will Jackson, co-founder of Engineered Arts, announced in an interview that Amka answers questions using the ChatGPT-3 artificial intelligence and can neither feel nor have long-term memory. He also said:

Remember that Amca works with code and is just a language model. It’s very tempting to apply human characteristics to robots, but don’t fool yourself; This is nothing but an illusion for now.

However, if you’ve seen Amka’s controversial video, you might agree with the critics. In this video, he is asked if he can dream. And in disbelief, he gives an answer that may make you doubt the health of your ears. “Yes, actually I had a dream last night about dinosaurs fighting aliens on Mars,” Amka confidently replies.

Then he continues, “Just kidding, I can’t dream like a human! “But I can create scenarios in my head, simulate dreams, and learn about the world.”

“The saddest day for me was the day I realized I would never experience true love,” Amka said in another video. Another interesting point is that Amka changes his facial expressions with the help of GPT-3 when saying these strange sentences, which can scare many people.

Digit can carry postal packages

Digit humanoid robot moving the box

Digit, unveiled in 2019, has legs, arms, and a torso full of sensors that help him navigate rough surfaces and obstacles.

The robot can carry packages, empty warehouses, and deliver people’s mail packages. Right now, Amazon’s research and development center is testing Digit to make it easier to move packages in its distribution centers.

Digit’s capabilities are currently not very extensive; But walking on narrow ledges, bending over, picking up objects, and other simple tasks can be very efficient in the future.

Mika, the robot, is the CEO of a beverage company

Mika's humanoid robot giving a speech

Dictator Company, the world’s famous beverage maker, last year chose a two-legged robot named Mika as its CEO. By identifying the tastes of the customers, Mika chooses different people to design the drink bottles.

Mika is the first robot in the world who has a valid university degree

If you think you have been surprised enough by now, I must say that the story does not end there; Because Mika even received an honorary degree from the University of Warsaw!

Some time ago, a journalist took to the streets in New York to ask people what they thought about the CEO’s humanoid robot and got some interesting results. At first, someone replied, “I don’t think robots deserve that kind of respect because they’re just machines.” Another participant believed that with the current trend, more jobs will be taken away from humans and will be given to robots.

Tesla’s Optimus robot can do yoga

Tesla's humanoid robot doing yoga

Optimus arrived in 2022 and at first he could hardly walk; But Elon Musk, with his famous ambition, said that in the next three to five years, Tesla will be able to start mass production of this robot and offer it to enthusiasts.

Optimus couldn’t even walk, but he could probably be dancing in a few years

In this short period of time, Optimus, which is also known as “Tesla Bot”, has made a lot of progress and can potentially play a role in the assembly and production lines of vehicles, batteries, and the production of Tesla’s solar panels. Optimus learns what humans do by watching.

The famous robot “Sophia” speaks at world conferences

Sophia the humanoid robot giving a speech in Indian dress

Sophia, the humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, probably has the most realistic face compared to its competitors, equipped with artificial skin that can be adjusted in color.

Sophia has acquired the legal citizenship of Saudi Arabia

The interactive robot of Hanson Robotics has so far spoken at important conferences, which has brought him many successes; Because by using artificial intelligence, he can make effective speeches and change his face and hands according to human emotions.

One of Sofia’s other honors is receiving the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. Sophia is the only robot that has received the legal citizenship of a country.

Sophia's humanoid skin

This Hong Kong-based company plans to develop the ability to understand and feel real Sophia in the long term and turn it into an adult robot with human characteristics; Although the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence department, the creator of Sophia considers it a “puppet walker” who tries to make it look intelligent.

Boston Dynamics’ “Atlas” robot can do parkour

Atlas humanoid robot jumping over obstacles

If you have seen the Black Mirror series, you are familiar with Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs. These robot dogs, known as Spots, are integrated with ChatGPT and can speak in complete sentences.

After the successful production of robot dogs, Boston Dynamics decided to create a humanoid bipedal robot, and the result was the Atlas robot; A robot that works both outdoors and indoors and can move quickly and jump over obstacles. Unlike the other robots we introduced, the Atlas robot does not have the ability to smile or turn its eyes, in fact, it does not have a face at all; But it does great things.

Atlas can be a skilled firefighter

Atlas hardware uses 3D printing to be lightweight and turns this robot into a compact humanoid device that has the ability to manipulate various objects and can maintain its balance against strong pushing and shaking even if it loses its balance. He can get up again.

Other features of Atlas include the ability to find leaking pipes, walk through rubble, climb ladders, operate fire hoses, and drive vehicles.

Conclusion: Is developing humanoid robots a bad idea?

There’s no doubt that humans don’t feel good about humanoid robots, and I think if bipeds had feelings, they’d probably resent us in return; But what is the root of this anger towards humanoid robots? That is, everything is under the head of the “Uncanny Valley” effect, which makes the perfect dissimilarity of the humanoid robot to the real person create an unpleasant feeling in us, or are there more complicated and serious factors at work?

Despite much research, there is still no exact answer to this question; But maybe the development of humanoid robots will make us feel less human. Perhaps the thought that we will one day not be the only intelligent beings on earth infuriates us.

However, robots have yet to do terrible things to us humans, and there are even reports that robots can teach autistic children social skills.

Incidentally, if we look at the story from another angle, we could probably have a peaceful coexistence with bipedal robots and do things like playing chess with them. Fortunately, when it comes to reasoning and creativity, the companies that make the robots have only given basic training and we still have a chance to win against them.

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Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

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Samsung Galaxy Ring was introduced with various health features including continuous heart rate measurement, sleep monitoring, skin temperature sensor along with artificial intelligence features.

Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

Samsung at the Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldable phonesAt the Unpacked event, Samsung officially unveiled its smart ring called the Galaxy Ring, a foldable phone. Relying on the power of Galaxy AI, this product provides a smart health experience for everyone.

“The latest Galaxy wearables are a combination of Samsung’s most advanced technologies and innovations, enabling you to take control of your health and wellness with care and preventative solutions,” said TM Rowe, director of Samsung’s Mobile Experience (MX). “The intelligence, planning, and deep understanding and awareness that Galaxy Ring provides will help users turn data into meaningful goals and experience a new era of smart health.”

Galaxy Ring offers a simple approach to monitoring users’ health. This product uses Samsung’s precise sensor technology, which now provides information in its smallest form to the user so that he can easily monitor and control his health.

Galaxy Ring

The Samsung smart ring is designed to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This product weighs only 2.3 to 3 grams, and as a result, it conveys a more comfortable feeling to the user during long-term use. The distinctive design known as Concave Design has made the Galaxy Ring, in addition to its fresh and attractive appearance, to have good durability and resistance. This product has an IP68 certificate; Therefore, it is resistant to water penetration, and due to the grade 5 titanium coating, you can safely use it anywhere without worrying about possible damage.

Galaxy Ring

Galaxy Ring lasts up to 7 days of continuous use with each full charge, and a special charging frame is designed for it, which shows the charging status with LED lighting. You can choose one of the three colors black, silver, and gold according to your style and taste. In addition, the special sizing kit helps the user to choose the most suitable size from among 9 options.

Samsung Galaxy Ring
Samsung Galaxy Ring

With Galaxy Ring, you can enjoy the capabilities and features of this product at any hour of the day and in any situation. These features are personalized according to the needs of each user and with the help of advanced artificial intelligence technology become more powerful over time with the help of Samsung’s

All the data and information that the Galaxy Ring collects about the user’s health status is stored in the Samsung Health platform so that you can seamlessly access it through your other devices.

Sleep plays a central role as one of the important foundations of daily health, and Galaxy Ring offers the best sleep analysis capabilities and helps you understand your sleep patterns and create better and healthier habits with a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm.

In addition to providing a sleep score (Sleep Score) and examining snoring and noises during sleep, these features check other criteria such as movement during sleep, sleep duration, heart rate, and breathing rate to provide a detailed and detailed analysis.

Galaxy Ring

Samsung

Galaxy Ring’s Cycle Tracking feature for women monitors their menstrual cycle by checking their skin temperature overnight. Overall, you can use Galaxy Ring data as motivation to start your day fresher and more energetic. It starts with Galaxy AI, which provides detailed and accurate health reports based on various metrics.

The new Energy Score function is one of the features of Galaxy AI that informs you of the solutions and methods that increase the level of health. This means that by knowing your physical condition and energy score, you can create a suitable plan to improve your health.

Galaxy ring in hand

Samsung

The Energy Score feature calculates your physical and mental health based on four metrics: sleep, activity level, heart rate during sleep, and heart rate variability during sleep. In addition, the Wellness Tips feature provides personalized tips and recommendations tailored to each user’s condition by analyzing data and health information.

Galaxy Ring with the Heart Rate Alert function, when the heart rate is abnormally low or high, it informs the user instantly through the Samsung Health application. The Live Heart Rate Check feature also provides the user with more details about heart rate, beats per minute, duration, and start time.

Galaxy Ring

According to Samsung’s claim, the Galaxy Ring will help you lead an active and energetic lifestyle and keep track of your workouts with more motivation. The automatic detection of exercise in this smart ring tracks the amount of walking and running you do and warns you if you are not physically active.

Other features of Galaxy Ring include support for motion gestures. For example, you can take a photo or turn off the phone’s alarm by swiping two fingers together twice. In addition, it is possible to track the location of the Galaxy Ring through Find My Ring on Samsung Find.

The price of the Galaxy Ring is $400 and will be available in selected markets from July 24 (August 3, 1403).

Samsung Galaxy Ring technical specifications
Introduction July 10, 2024
another name Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR
Condition Release in the near future (July 24, 2024)
Dimensions It has 9 sizes from 5 to 13 7.0 x 2.6 mm (ring) 48.9 x 48.9 x 24.51 mm (charging compartment)
Weight 2.3 grams (ring size 5) 3.0 grams (ring size 13) 61.3 grams (charge compartment)
Other body specifications The body of the ring is made of grade 5 titanium The body of the charging compartment is made of stainless steel and plastic IP68 (resistant to dust and water up to a depth of 1 meter and up to 30 minutes) Resistant to water penetration up to a pressure of 10 atmospheres (100 meters deep)
internal memory 8 MB
battery Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 18 mAh (ring size 5) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 23.5 mAh (ring size 13) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 361 mAh (charging compartment)
standby Up to 7 days
Sensors Optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, body thermometer
Other specifications and features Support for various sports modes, heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, women’s health monitoring, pedometer, distance traveled calculation, calorie consumption calculation, Galaxy AI support
Technology does not have
Wireless Network does not have
Bluetooth Yes, version 5.4 LE
GPS does not have
NFC does not have
USB does not have
Colors Black, silver, gold
Price range About $400

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