Who could forget the Nokia 3310? And then Nokia just kind of disappeared from the landscape of the smartphone industry. The good news is, Nokia is back. And this time, with a big screen, big battery and small price. The company is claiming for two-day long battery time. It seems too much but we have seen Nokia handset with a long battery time, so we can trust it. The Nokia 3.2 is available to buy from Amazon starting from £129.99 which makes it highly affordable smartphone. There are two color options: black or grey steel.
With this price tag, you get 6.26-inch HD display, Snapdragon 429 chipset, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and Android 9 Pie. You can go for the expensive model tough, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, if you are like me who download so many apps at a time and keeps hundreds of pictures in their smartphone. Also, 3GB of RAM should give the Nokia 3.2 a little more speed when it comes to playing video games or using apps, although don't expect too much speed as it is an only entry-level smartphone. Nokia is targeting budget-conscious consumers who don't use their devices much.
The selling point for Nokia 3.2, however, is its two-day battery time even with a large screen. The battery is 4,000mAh and with an only 720p display, the power consumption demand isn't much. Nokia is by far the most affordable rival to the Moto G in the UK. It has AI features like biometric face unlock that is pretty cool for such a modest device. You can also use Google assistant - giving you options to set timers, schedule reminders, play music or ask for the nearest sushi restaurant. .If you are a Nokia user, let us your experience with Nokia devices.
While the Galaxy S8 is without a doubt a pinnacle of achievement for Samsung Mobiles, it isn't without its flaws. However, I think one of the biggest flaws in the Galaxy S8 is not the fingerprint scanner but the way they managed the whole affair with Bixby. After investing so much into marketing their AI assistant and giving the phone a dedicated hardware button which just simply cannot be remapped to anything else, the S8 and S8+ were launched with a voice assistant that had no voice capabilities! Unfortunately, as per the Korea Herald, if you own a Galaxy S8/S8+ in the US or in any of the other English speaking nations around the world, you will likely not be seeing Bixby anytime soon.
In order to understand what exactly went wrong here, take a note of the following points.
• Samsung did not have sufficient Big Data available to them at that time to enable the voice functions of Bixby
• This happened because Samsung adopted Big Data integration much later than its competition
• There's a huge language barrier in between Samsung's English speaking developers and Korean developers which is making communication difficult
If you are wondering when you can expect Bixby voice communication to finally make its appearance on your S8 or S8+, the time is expected to be somewhere during the fourth quarter of the year.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Wireless charging is a ground breaking technology that lets you charge your devices without mingling with cables or faulty USB ports. Simply put your phone on a wireless charging surface and all will be taken care of. That comes with a negative element - while charging you can not use your phone.
Si-Ware Systems and Ossia have come up with a new system called Cota which can be used to charge compatible phones within a 30 foot radius. While devices can consume a maximum of 6 watts for charging, this system is capable of transferring 10 watts power. This is nowhere near the Quick Charge 2.0, but it does a pretty decent job considering all the factors. Thanks to the radio frequency technology - the device charging won't be affected negatively in case of minor obstructions.
This technology doesn't only apply to smartphone and wearable devices. Things like wireless keyboards can also be charged via this system without plugging in anything. The device will be charged till the time you are near the charger.
Although the effect of constantly charging the devices for 12 hours in day is yet to be found out, we all can agree that this is indeed a great step forward.