Nothing is a relatively new company in the industry compared to other established players like Samsung, Xiaomi, and so on, but the company has already established a sub-brand called CMF by Nothing, a brand that prioritizes things like design and affordability.
We knew that the company was working on several products under the CMF by Nothing brand, and they have since announced a couple of new products in the form of a new smartwatch and true wireless earbuds.
Starting with the smartwatch, it's called the Watch Pro and it comes in priced at a mere $69, making it a very tempting offer for those who want a smartwatch but don't want to pay over $200 for one. It features things like GPS, an IP68 rating, pulse rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counters, and a bunch of exercise modes. It also comes with a 34mAh battery that is said to be good for up to 13 days of use.
As for the earbuds, it is called the Buds Pro. It is priced at $49 which is quite a steal and despite its cheap price tag, it comes with features like noise cancelation, clear voice technology, and even a transparency mode that lets you hear what's around you. It is said to last for up to 11 hours of non-stop playback with noise cancelation disabled.
Conceptually, there's a lot to like about foldable phones. Phones that can become tablets or fold up to become even smaller and pocketable sounds great on paper, but in reality, the price tags of these phones are quite off-putting. Imagine paying close to $2,000 for a foldable phone, no thank you!
It looks like the age of cheaper foldable phones is finally upon us, thanks to Tecno who have recently announced their latest foldable phone - the Phantom V Flip. One of the selling points of the phone is its price tag, where it is expected to be sold at $650 as part of an early bird special. At this price point, no other foldable comes close, but what about its hardware and features?
In terms of display, the Phantom V Flip features an inner foldable display of 6.9-inches with a 120Hz OLED screen, while the outer display has a circular cutout and measures 1.9-inches. It is smaller compared to some of the other flip phones out there, but then again this phone is priced starting at $650, so as long as it's functional, it's hard to complain.
As for its performance, the Phantom V Flip is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 chipset built on the 6nm process which features an octa-core CPU. It will also come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and will also feature a 4,000mAh battery with support for 45W charging. It's not particularly fast but it should be good enough.
The outer display is also where the cameras of the phone are housed. The main camera will be a 64MP shooter with an RGWB sensor that has an extra white filter array that can apparently allow more light in. There will also be a 13MP ultrawide camera accompanying the main shooter, and a 32MP camera inside the phone for your selfies.
Overall, it's a pretty standard mid-range phone, but like we said, the price is really its selling point and if you've always wanted a foldable but thought that paying over $1,000 was ridiculous, the Tecno Phantom V Flip is an affordable alternative.
There are so many Android smartphones in the market right now that it can be overwhelming when it comes to making a decision. But if price is an important factor to you and you want a cheap Android smartphone, then you might want to take a look at BLU Products latest handset, the BLU BOLD N3.
Perhaps the biggest selling point of the phone is its price. Right now over at Amazon, the handset is being sold for a mere $200, a $100 discount off its regular price of $300, making it a pretty good value for money Android smartphone.
Now, obviously while its price is its appealing factor, the handset needs to be powerful enough to get your day-to-day tasks done. Under the hood, the BLU BOLD N3 is powered by MediaTek's 7050 chipset which features an octa-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz. It will also come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
On the display front, the handset packs a large 6.8-inch screen with a 3D AMOLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate, giving the phone a nice and sleek look. There's also a built-in fingerprint sensor under the display, keeping the overall design clean. The phone will also come with a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 50MP main shooter, an 8MP wide-angle, and a 2MP macro, with a 16MP selfie cam on the front.
Last but not least, there will also be 5G connectivity along with a 4,700mAh battery with support for 66W charging. If you're interested, be sure to head on over to Amazon and grab one for yourself today.
Today, almost everyone has a cell phone. We use it to make calls, send messages, watch videos, and gamble at virtual platforms like National Casino. To protect your phone from mechanical damage and dirt, buy a reliable phone case and forget about such problems! However, before buying such an accessory, decide for yourself what will be the main function of the case.
If your cell phone is often dropped or subjected to other mechanical influences, the case should be durable. If you take out your cell phone very often, you should choose the practical phone case which is easy to open. And if you just want to protect your cell phone from dust and dirt, then the usual fabric lightweight case may perfectly suit your needs.
Materials of phone cases
- Leather. Leather phone covers will last a long time, they look very attractive, elegant and presentable. But the price will be appropriate. This material has a medium thickness, so it may not protect your phone from serious damage.
- Knitted covers look cute but such an accessory can get dirty, wear out, stretch, and it will not protect your Android phone from falling.
- Fabric case - this is almost a complete lack of protection from damage. The fabric gets dirty quite quickly, it can tear. If desired, the accessory can be washed, but it can "sit" and change color.
- TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) phone case. Here this material is exactly the hard gel, which perfectly holds its shape on the device. Such cases are thin enough and reliable.
- A silicone case is put on the phone and surrounds it from all sides. When dirt gets between the case and the phone, it scratches the back cover because it does not hold its shape. The reliability of a silicone phone case depends on the thickness. In comparison to TPU cases silicon phone cases are less reliable.
Cases for cell phones today can have a variety of configurations. For example, from some of them, you need to remove the phone, while others do not imply this. Some have clasps, others do not. In general, there is a great variety of options. Let's list the main types of them:
- Case-footer or pocket. It is a case that does not have any additional parts and pieces. In such a case phone to place the phone is quite simple, this accessory is compact and easy to use. Falling out of the device from the pocket will protect a special clasp, which will also help to remove the phone.
- Book. This form of phone cases make it very convenient to use. You can instantly access the device at any time and without unnecessary manipulations. The cost of such accessories is average, however, the price depends on the material of the case.
- Case-bag. Such phone cases have a clasp (most often in the form of a lock).
- Wrist pouches are convenient for athletes, but not for ordinary people and, for example, office workers.
- A holster pouch can be attached to a belt if desired, so it is a purely masculine option that allows you to remove the device in any way you want.
- Cover cases are put on the back of the phone and cover the sides. Such cases alloa you to use the phone without removing the case. If you fall on a flat surface, damage will be avoided, but if you drop the phone on a rock or a corner of the table, it can break. And be careful: such devices may slip out of your hands. The advantage of such a case is the low price.
There are also other factors that you should pay attention to when choosing the right case for your Android phone.The size of mobile devices can be very diverse, and the size of phone cases also may vary even if the case is "large", it is not good, as the phone will simply fall out. Convenience also plays a big role. Ask the seller to show you the case. Put the phone in it, then take it out. Hold the accessory in your hands, and twist it. Comfortable? Then feel free to buy. If not, then choose something else and continue looking until you didn't find the right one!
We'll concede that when Nothing initially affirmed that the Nothing Phone (2) would be controlled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, we were confounded. Considering that this is 2023 and essentially all leaders are controlled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we were a little troubled on how well the handset could sell.
It would appear regardless of utilizing last year's tech, the Nothing Phone (2) is more than fit for standing its ground. This is as per a speed test done by PhoneBuff in which they looked at the handset against Apple's iPhone 14 Plus, and shockingly, it really beat the handset by around 6 seconds by and large.
We ought to call attention to that this is against the iPhone 14 Plus which utilizes the A15 Bionic chipset that was delivered in 2021, contrasted with Apple's more costly first in class model, the iPhone 14 Expert Max, which is controlled by the fresher A16 Bionic chipset. Yet, the way that the iPhone 14 Plus is evaluated at $899, which is about $200 more costly than the Nothing Phone (2), is very convincing.
Obviously, we don't feel that this will make would-be iPhone clients escape to Android due to this one speed test, yet on the off chance that you're searching for another Android phone that won't burn through every last dollar however is strong, then, at that point, the Nothing Phone (2) may merit your thought.