Consumer Reports Reveals Tesla Model 4 No Longer Best Electric Car, Apple Confirms Phase One of iPhone 14 Production Underway, MIUI 13 Overlay Update Expected to Roll Out in March 2022 on 13 new Xiaomi smartphones, this is the recap of the week.
This week, Bitcoin has seen its price fall again and it may not start rising again before 2024. As Xiaomi prepares to roll out a new MIUI 13 update in March, the high-end model Ultra of the range could be launched during the summer. The iPhone 14, on the other hand, is in the trial production phase and Apple could present its range in September. If you own a Tesla Model 3, know that it is no longer considered the best electric car on the market according to Consumer Reports.
The Tesla Model 3 dethroned in favor of the Ford Mustang
As usual, Consumer Reports has shared its annual ranking of the best electric cars. While the Tesla Model 3 was at the top of the top 10 for two consecutive years, the vehicle was dethroned by the Ford Mustang Mach-E which rose to the top of the ranking thanks to its practicality and comfort, followed by the Kia Niro. Customer Reports explains that ” the Model 3 remains an excellent choice even if it now occupies only third place in their annual survey.
Read: The Tesla Model 3 is no longer the best electric car on the market, according to a study
Apple confirms iPhone 14 is in production
Taiwan’s Economic Daily shared the information gathered from Apple that the iPhone 14s are currently in development. The first phase of trial production was launched in February and mass production should begin this summer for a presentation of the range in September.
Read: iPhone 14: Apple launches the first phase of production, the design is final
Will we have to wait until 2024 to see the price of Bitcoin go up?
Since the beginning of the year, the price of Bitcoin has been collapsing and it seems that it is not over. The co-founder of Huobi, Du Jun, has also told our colleagues at CNBC that the price of the cryptocurrency may not start rising again before the end of 2024, or even 2025. According to Du Jun, Bitcoin will therefore have to wait for the next halving scheduled for 2024.
Read: Bitcoin Price Won’t Rebound Until 2024, Here’s Why
Xiaomi is about to unveil its 12 Ultra model
In December, Xiaomi unveiled its Xiaomi 12 range with three models. Leaker @xiaomiui has just revealed that the Chinese manufacturer is preparing to launch the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, a high-end smartphone that should arrive during the summer. The Digital Chat Station leaker adds that this new model could have a more powerful processor than the rest of the range, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, but also a bigger battery and a better photo configuration.
Read: The Xiaomi 12 Ultra will launch this summer with the most powerful processor, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus
Find out which smartphones will get MIUI 13 in March
In December, Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 13 for the first time. As early as March, the Chinese manufacturer confirmed to deploy a new update that will allow 13 new models to receive MIUI 13 in China. In France, only a few smartphones are compatible with MIUI 13 at the moment. Go to our news to discover the complete list of new eligible models from March 2022.
Read: MIUI 13: Xiaomi will roll out the update to 13 new smartphones in March 2022
Our tests of the week
The Galaxy S22 is not perfect but remains a good smartphone
Even though the Galaxy S22 doesn’t sparkle compared to its predecessor, it’s still a good smartphone. During our test, it seduced us with its elegant design, its beautiful perfectly calibrated screen, its interface and the quality of the photos provided it was during the day. However, we note that the performance of the Exynos 2200 is average, that fast charging is not that much and we regret the absence of a charger in the box. Despite some flaws, Samsung offers here a smartphone that poses as a good competitor to the iPhone 13.
Read: Samsung Galaxy S22 test: a good opponent for the iPhone 13
The Find X5 Pro won us over
Despite a price increase and the storage limit of 256 GB, Oppo offers here a quality smartphone with a particularly elegant design, thanks in particular to its beautiful materials. On the photo side, the Find X5 Pro is an excellent photophone both day and night, provided you activate the night mode. Fast charging is more efficient than ever and battery life has been improved in standard mode.
Read: Oppo Find X5 Pro test: the smartphone of maturity
Good value for money for the Xiaomi Mi 2k Gaming Monitor 27
The Mi 2k Gaming Monitor 27 fulfills all its promises and does what is expected of it, without surprising. We like its light format, its perfectly calibrated screen, and the 2K definition coupled with 165 Hz. Xiaomi offers here a classic and efficient screen, whose menus would have deserved more care as well as the design which remains a bit banal. Even if the Mi 2k Gaming Monitor 27 lacks a bit of originality, it is one of the gaming monitors with the best quality/price ratio on the market.
Read: Xiaomi Mi 2k Gaming Monitor 27 review: an efficient monitor at a good price/quality ratio