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The Stuff Hot Five

The top five products worth your time and money this week

We see a lot of products every week here on Stuff. But come Friday, which are the ones we actually want to take home with us?

Every week, we condense all of the many products we see into the Hot Five — the definitive list of the best new gadgets to lust after, buy and use. These are the best products, the top apps and games, and the best tech accessories to blow this week’s savings on. 

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5) Has Oppo made the cheapest quad-camera smartphone yet?

Putting four cameras on the rear of a phone would have sounded like the pipedream of a crazed technozealot just a few years ago, but it’s a sign of the times that Oppo has just announced a budget handset toting a quad-lens setup on its backside: the £179 A5 2020, available to buy right now.

The camera array doesn’t offer much in the way of megapixels (it consists of 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP monochrome, and dual-lens 2MP portrait modules) but it does come with video stabilisation. There’s also a big ol’ 5000mAh battery, promising 11 hours of HD video playback.

4) Doom Eternal is shaping up to be bloody brilliant

The 2016 version of Doom was a surprise shot in the arm for the FPS world – and proof positive that these titles don’t need to be populated with conflicted characters and gameplay gimmicks to succeed. Its sequel Doom Eternal is almost upon us (look out for it on your favourite platform on 20 March 2020), and this week we got the chance to play through its opening missions, giving us our first solid taste of demon-slaying/speed metal/big effing gun-toting action. What did we think? Hit the link below to find out.

Ready Slayer one

3) Fujifilm’s X-T200 wants to be your new entry-level camera

Looking to make the step up from snapping with your smartphone to “composing photographs” with a dedicated system camera? Fujifilm would like you to throw an admiring glance or two in the direction of its new X-T200, an entry-level X series camera with a range of user-friendly touches like a vari-angle screen and electronic image stabilisation. It’ll even record 4K video, albeit at a slightly unusual 20fps speed…

2) Realme 5 Pro is a tasty antidote to overpriced phones

With flagship smartphones demanding more and more of your readies, you might be questioning the wisdom of investing in “the best”. Do you really need a super-powerful handset with the latest processor, eight different cameras, a screen with more pixels than there are stars in the sky and the ability to gauge your heart rate through its fingerprint scanner, or do you just want something for WhatsApp messaging, checking train times and playing the odd 10-minute session of Angry Birds on the loo?

If you’re in the latter camp, a phone like the Realme 5 Pro is right up your alley. Priced at a mere €199, it’s the budget blower designed to impress: not only will it nail the basics, it’ll throw a few luxuries into the mix as a sweetener.

We’ve got the full review for you to enjoy. Just hit the link below and find out where your money goes…

1) Philips gets the OLED out

2020 is the year that Philips finally says, “Screw it, we’re putting an Ambilight in everything. Well, every telly at least. But toothbrushes are getting it next year.”

Yes, they’ve finally gone and blooming done it: the company’s trademark wall-lighting system will feature on its entire range of televisions this year, including the gorgeous OLED 805 and 855 screens we clapped our eyes on this week at a special preview event. But there’s much more to these flagship sets than pretty ambient illumination. Be sure to read our in-depth hands-on preview at the link below to find out what Philips is bringing to the battle for that space on your living room wall.

Charge of the Ambilight brigade