Valentine’s Day 2022: Best Tech Gift Picks

Valentine's Day 2022: Best Tech Gift Picks

Valentine’s Day 2022: Best Tech Gift Picks


In the good old days, a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates was enough to make a loved one feel special on Valentine’s Day.

But not anymore; now, people expect better, more thoughtful gifts. Given that we’ve evolved to be digitally savvy, able to work and learn online, smart gadgets are a better gift option.

With three days until D-Day, DH has listed some of the best gadgets to show off your loved ones:

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Apple iPhone 13 series
Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup comes in four variants – iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. They feature Ultra Retina XDR OLED displays with True Tone technology, wide color gamut display (P3), haptic touch and 1,200 nits of maximum brightness (HDR).

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also support ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz.

Inside, all four iPhone 13 series models feature the Apple A15 Bionic chipset, with a new 6-core CPU with two performance and four efficiency cores and a new 16-core Neural Engine.

However, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have 4-core GPUs, while the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have 5-core GPUs.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro. Image credit: DH Photo/KVN Rohit

The biggest improvements we’ve seen with the iPhone 13 series are camera hardware and battery life. They outperform any other competitor in the above areas.

Must-read | Apple iPhone 13 review: Packed with important features

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini feature a dual 12MP camera system (Wide: ƒ/1.6 and Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4). On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have the Pro 12MP camera system (Telephoto: ƒ/2.8, Wide: ƒ/1.5 and Ultra Wide: ƒ/1.8).

The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in Graphite, Gold, Silver and Mountain Blue in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and new 1TB storage options, priced between Rs 1,19,900 and Rs 1,79,900.

Must-read | Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max review: full of rewards!

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED, with a new entry-level capacity of 128GB (twice as much storage as the iPhone 12 series), as well as 256GB and 512GB capacities. Prices are between Rs 69,900 and Rs 1,09,900.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The Galaxy S21 FE retains much of the design language of the flagship S21 series. It features a punch-hole display design dubbed “Infinity-O”, with the front-facing camera at the top center. On the back, it features an artistically crafted triple camera module. It comes in four colors – lavender, olive, white and graphite.

It features a 6.4-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080p) Dynamic AMOLED display, Android 12-based One UI 4 operating system, 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage, 4,500mAh battery and 25W fast charger, and also supports 15 Wireless charging and revered power-sharing features. Connectivity features include 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD, 4G 4×4 MIMO band, 5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD and 5G 4×4 MIMO band.

Samsung is offering one of two Galaxy S21 FE 5G variants in select markets – one with a 5nm-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor, and the other with an Exynos 2100 octa-core chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. Image credit: DH Photo/KVN Rohit

It contains triple camera module – main 12MP camera (with Dual Pixel AF, OIS: Optical Image Stabilization, f/1.8) + 12MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2; Field of View: FoV: 123 degrees) + 8MP telephoto camera (f/2.2; Field of View: FoV: 123 degrees) /2.4, PDAF: Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS, 3x Optical Zoom, 30x Space Zoom), with LED flash. On the front, it has 32MP (f/2.2, FOV: 80 degrees). It starts at Rs 49,999.

Must-read | Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review: Pretty good high-end phone

Vivo V23 Pro 5G
It features a 6.56-inch Full HD+ (2376 × 1080p) AMOLED with HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1300 nits peak brightness, triple camera module – 108MP (f/1.88) with 8MP ultra-wideband f/2.2 aperture camera, 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera with LED flash, 4K video recording at 60fps, dual front camera – main 50MP autofocus camera (f/2.0) + 8MP (f/2.28) 105-degree super-with Dual-tone spotlight flash, 6nm-class 3GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chip and wide camera with ARM G77 MC9 graphics engine, with 8GB/12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB/256GB storage, Android 12-based Funtouch OS and 4,300mAh battery with 44W charger.

Vivo V23 Pro 5G. Image credit: DH Photo/KVN Rohit

The Vivo V23 Pro 5G comes in two colors – Sunshine Gold and Stardust Black. The V23 Pro is priced at Rs 38,990 (8GB RAM + 128GB storage) and Rs 43,990 (12GB RAM + 256GB storage).

OnePlus 9RT
It features a 6.62-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400p) Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 397 ppi (pixels per inch) pixel density, HDR 10+, 1300 nits of peak brightness, and is supported by Corning Gorilla The glass 5.5 nm-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip supports the Adreno 660 graphics engine with Vapor Chamber cooling system, OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. Charge the device from 1% to 65% in just 15 minutes and reach 100% in 29 minutes.

One plus 9RT.Credits: OnePlus

OnePlus 9RT is equipped with a triple camera module–50MP (with Sony IMX766 sensor, 1Ξm pixel size, f/1.88, OIS: Optical Image Stabilisation) + 16MP 123-degree ultra-wide camera (Sony IMX481 sensor, f/2.25, EIS) : Electronic Image Stabilization) + 2MP 4cm Macro Camera (f/2.4) with LED Flash, capable of recording video up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps, and 720p at 480fps. On the front, it houses a 16MP (1/1.43-inch Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4, EIS) sensor. It starts at Rs 42,999 in India.

Samsung Galaxy M52
It features a 6.7-inch full HD+ (1080×2400p) Super AMOLED Plus screen with Infinity-O Display design, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a hybrid dual-SIM slot tray (nano SIM-1 + nano SIM-2 or microSD card).

Galaxy M52 series.Credit: Samsung

Under the hood, it features a 6nm-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, Adreno 642L GPU, Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable up to 1TB), 12-band support 5G , Samsung Pay (NFC), Knox security system, triple camera module – 64MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.2) ultra wide-angle camera + 5MP (f/2.4) macro camera with LED flash Back, one 32MP (f/2.2) front camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charger. It starts at Rs 29,999.

Must-read | Samsung Galaxy M52 5G review: A cool, powerful phone

Realme GT Master Edition
It comes with a 6.43-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ OLED screen. It also supports a 120Hz display refresh rate and offers up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness, powered by a Snapdragon 778G octa-core chipset. It is powered by Adreno 642L GPU, Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11, 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 storage, triple camera module – main 64MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) 119 Super Wide-angle sensor + 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera with LED flash on the back, 32MP (f/2.45, Sony IMX615 sensor) selfie camera on the front and 4,300mAh battery with 65W charger.

Realme GT Master Edition. Image credit: DH Photo/KVN Rohit

The Realme GT Master Edition is available in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – priced at Rs. Rs 25,999, 27,999 and 29,999 respectively.

Must Read | Realme GT Master Edition review: A decent mid-range phone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
It comes with a 6.67-inch full HD+ (1080×2400p) AMOLED screen, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, up to 1200 nits brightness, IP52 splash-proof rating, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective cover, and side-mounted fingerprint Sensor, IR Emitter, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Octa-Core CPU at 8nm Class, Adreno 618 GPU, Android 11 with MIUI 12 (New v12.5 coming soon), 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB (UFS 2.1)/128GB ( UFS 2.2) storage (expandable up to 512GB), 16MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and three slots (nano SIM-1 + nano SIM-2 + microSD).

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.Credit: Xiaomi

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is available in three configurations – 6GB + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB + 128GB storage – priced at Rs 18, 999, 19,999 and Rs 21,999 respectively

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
It features a 6.5-inch full HD+ (2400 x 1080p) IPS LCD screen with a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. It’s protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield along with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, and triple slots (nano SIM-1 + nano SIM-2 + microSD).

Internal, 12nm cascading MediaTek Helio octa-core with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU, 4GB/6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable), Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 OS and 6,000mAh battery with 22.5W charging device – box.

Redmi 10 Prime.Credit: Xiaomi

The Redmi 10 Prime has a quad-camera module – main 50MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor + 2MP macro + 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor with LED flash. On the front, it has an 8MP (f/2.0) snapper. It comes in two variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – for Rs 12,499 and Rs 14,499 respectively.

Must-read | Redmi 10 Prime review: The top budget phone

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Apple Watch Series 7
Currently, it is the most advanced smart wearable in the industry. It has an ECG (electrocardiogram) to detect AFib (atrial fibrillation), arrhythmia, sensitive fall detection sensors, the gold standard for smartwatches. Even the Series 5 and 6 are good choices, saving thousands of lives around the world through timely notification.
It comes with watchOS 8 and offers several value-added features, including sleep pattern tracking, female health monitoring, and control of music on any connected Apple device.

Watch Series 7. Image credit: Apple

The activity ring ensures that the owner completes all three activities for the day – moving, standing and exercising. Idle alerts are also very intuitive, ensuring device users take a walk at least once an hour.

The new Watch Series 7 is touted as the most durable Apple watch to date. It comes in 41mm and 44mm sizes – aluminium, stainless steel and titanium – ranging in size from Rs 41,900 to Rs 87,900.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4
The Galaxy Watch4 features a high-quality bright Super AMOLED screen that supports full-color Always On Display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with a DX+ shield. It has 5 ATM, IP68 and MIL-STD-810G military-grade durability standard ratings. The company offers steel and aluminum housing options.

It has Samsung BioActive sensors (optical heart rate + electrical heart + BIA: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope sensor, geomagnetic sensor and light sensor.

Galaxy Watch4 series.Credit: Samsung

The most striking aspect of the Galaxy Watch 4 is the BIA sensor. It measures skeletal muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, body water and fat percentage. It starts at Rs 29,999.

Must-read | Samsung Galaxy Watch4 review: Ideal for Android phone users

Fitbit Versa 3
It features a 1.58-inch AMOLED screen with a water-repellent coating on the casing, capable of surviving at a depth of 50 meters.

It also has built-in GPS, PurePulse 2.0 and a built-in speaker with microphone, allowing users to make or receive calls directly from their wrist.

Fitbit Versa 3. Image credit: Fitbit

Additionally, it promises nearly 6 days of battery life and can track heart rate, SpO2, skin temperature, sleep patterns (deep, light and REM) and physical activity. It offers 90 days of free premium fitness coaching services to improve health and lead a disciplined life. It also supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart assistants.

In addition, it can estimate Vo2 max (maximum oxygen consumption during exercise) based on heart rate. It is priced as low as Rs 16,999.

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