Inarguably, the OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017 and even if you are a diehard fan of Samsung or Apple, chances are that you are taking a look at this article now just to see what the Chinese manufacturer might have cooked up this year. We won't disappoint you because we do have a lot of info on the OnePlus 5 for you today.
The Slimmest Flagship
According to CEO Pete Lau, the upcoming smartphone is going to be the slimmest flagship smartphone ever made, but that slimness will not come at the cost of performance or functionality in any way. However, there is a bit of confusion regarding whether the OnePlus 5 will indeed be the slimmest flagship smartphone in the world or just the slimmest flagship ever made by the company.
The Phone Beneath
In the latest teaser, we see a phone that is smaller in dimensions than the OnePlus 3, hidden beneath the OnePlus 3T. While this serves to show that it will be smaller and slimmer than the 3T, nothing else was revealed.
The Release Date
A "leaked" poster on Weibo shows the release date of an OnePlus device to be June 15; whether or not it can be trusted is something that is beyond us at the moment.
What We Know
The OnePlus 5 will without a shred of doubt, will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Adreno 540 combo, helped by at least 6GB or even 8GB of RAM for an unprecedented multitasking experience. The 5.5-inch screen size will be retained with a bumped up QHD resolution. 64GB should be available from the start and a 128GB variant could be making an appearance later in the year as well.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Phone storage is one of the most important things that people require when they are dealing with smartphones. Some phones now come with as much as 64GB of memory and somehow, we always seem to fill it up. However, as a gambler, you can download as many apps as you want from the best nz casino sites because casino apps don't take too much space. I this article, we explore the ways you can get more storage in your android phone without having to delete everything. More often, we get carried away installing apps that we don't really need sometimes, as well as taking photos and videos.
Move photos and video off internal storage
Unbeknownst to many people, photos and videos actually take up a lot of space on your phone. This is why we suggest that you install a microSD card. After, make sure that you move all your photos and videos to the memory card. Also, you must set the memory card as the default location for all new photos and videos.
Free up space on Android with Google Photos
You will need to download Google Photos and set it to automatically backup all photos and videos over Wi-Fi. You may also want to backup your WhatsApp messages. As soon as everything is backed up onto Google Photos, you can go ahead and delete the local copies from your phone.
Delete WhatsApp media
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You actually prevent WhatsApp from downloading any media automatically. However, you might be surprised to find out that the app actually stores all sent media on the phone.
To clear this media, go to your local storage and look for the WhatsApp folder. Next, go to Media, then WhatsApp Images and finally, Sent. From there, you will be able to delete all sent media, thereby releasing a lot of space on your android device. You can also delete any duplicates that you would have uploaded to Google Photos.
So far, the year 2019 has some amazing phones. The Samsung introduced Galaxy Note 10 plus, the Galaxy Fold, but the most important phone of the year was $399 - Google Pixel 3A. Right now, the trend is shifting towards budget smartphones like Apple and Samsung finding it hard to justify their $1000 tag prices. The phones which cost around $500 or under are becoming faster, stylish, and have a premium quality camera. Expensive phones are great but they have been almost the same every year. Thanks to Google, Moto, and OnePlus the technology is becoming more affordable.
Google Pixel 3A looks slick, fast enough and has comparable photos from a recent Samsung smartphone. The Pixel3A doesn't sacrifice the picture quality at all. It doesn't have 10x zoom, like Oppo's or an ultrawide lens on the P30 phones but the camera on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A is still highly remarkable. Even though dual or tri camera is in trend these days, Google uses only one camera and still the picture quality is amazing due to its software. It has 8MP front camera with a 12MP rear camera. The phone's rear camera has autofocus and phase detection. It comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Between the astonishing camera and its pleasant user interface, the3A is a much better to phone than Android smartphones that cost nearly three times as much. The Google Pixel 3A has a Qualcomm's snapdragon 855 chips, while the iPhone XR and XS are powered by Apple's own A12 Bionic chip. These processors are powerful. They shoot to the top of every benchmark test. The Pixel3A can run 3D games like PUBG on high settings just fine. It has a 3000mAh battery that helps it offer a good all day long battery experience. It also includes an 18W Type-C charger that charges the phone very quickly. With the Pixel 3a, Google promises 3 years of guaranteed software support. The smartphone offers a good user experience without any lag or stutter during usage.
After months of leaks, Vivo Nex 3 is finally released. As expected, the headline feature is its waterfull full view OLED display, which spills over the sides of the Nex 3 and has screen-to-body ratio of 99.6 percent. The 6.89-inch HD+ AMOLED display has very less bezels which leaves no room for physical buttons on the side of the phone. The screen resolution is 1080 x 2256 pixels. Instead, Vivo is adding virtual buttons called Touch sense alongside a port-less and button-less design we saw earlier this year.
The Nex 3 is one of the most advance smartphones today. Vivo is releasing two variants of the phone with 4G and 5G network support, both of which run on the same processing chip - Qualcomm snapdragon 855 plus. To keep the phone cool it uses a vapor chamber cooling system. The battery capacity is 4,500mAh and supports super flash charge 44W fast charging. As for the security, the phone uses in-display fingerprint sensor.
Vivo introduced a circular triple-camera module that Vivo calls the lunar ring. This house a 64-megapixel main camera with another 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. Vivo Nex 3 has again used the pop-up selfie camera. Vivo hasn't said anything about the price factor and the device will be available in only selected country in Asia pacific and other markets. Connectivity options include Connectivity options include 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and GPS + GLONASS.
Foldable phones have become the reality after years of research and rumors. Samsung was the first tech company to launch and re-launch the foldable phone. Despite its earlier disaster release, the foldable phone is working just fine and people have bought it like crazy. Huawei was another company to follow the trend, and then there was foldable from Razr. But if you own OnePlus or love their technology and wonder why there is no foldable from the OnePlus so far then here is why. The CEO Pete Lau has some skeptical views about foldable devices. The verge caught up with the OnePlus head on the sidelines of the OnePlus concept one launch event. In a podcast interview, Lau expressed his concerns that OnePlus hasn't found any significant value in making a foldable phone just yet.
He believes that the appeal of foldables is "outweighed by the shortcomings or the disadvantages of the current state of the technology." Lau says he has qualms with the way creases appear on the displays of foldable phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Due to the plastic nature of current foldable displays, the screen can scratch easily and issues can occur at the point where the actual fold happens, Lau explains. "This isn't something that I can accept in products that are built,".
Lau says that the technology needs to mature to a level where display folds are crisp and don't impact the potential usability of phones. He further commented about the redesigned Moto Razr. In his opinion, though it is a different implementation, its display faces the same challenges as the Galaxy Fold. He isn't the only head of the tech company who has concerns about the device flexibility and usability. LG has also shared the same sentiments. The company had planned to manufacture a foldable phone in 2018 but later on dumped it. So, what do you think about the foldable.
OnePlus has officially come up with the upcoming smartphone in the budget category. The phone costs less than $500 and called Nord. It won't just another smartphone in the market as it will comprise a range of devices that mark the affordability. The phone is getting released to the UK, European, and Indian markets. The Nord phone is going to be the first phone of a new series line that will make the premium OnePlus experience accessible for more users. The device was initially rumored to be called as OnePlus 8 lite and OnePlus Z, but the company decided to settle for OnePlus Nord.
The company is focusing on ‘never-settle' spirit and creating some of the best product lines for its consumers, but it is also about challenging ourselves and going beyond our comfort zone, said OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau. He further added, "We are immensely proud of our flagship products and will continue to create more tech-leading flagships for our users. Now we are excited to share the OnePlus experience with even more users around the world through this new product line. OnePlus also confirmed, via its Instagram channel, that 100 units of its new smartphone will be available to order at 9 am BST (4 am EDT, 1 am PDT) on July 1.
OnePlus launched its affordable handset back in 2015 and since then it hasn't introduced any budget-friendly phone. So, far there isn't much information on the device. A few leaks are about its camera and processing chips. According to the rumors, the OnePlus Nord is designed to feature a dual-facing camera system that includes a 32MP lens for the primary camera and an 8MP depth-sensor camera lens in a punch-hole cutout in the corner of the display. The other leaks suggest a device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of Ram, and a 6.65-inch display screen with three cameras at the rear side. A limited batch of 100 pre-orders are set to open on July 1, so we should have a better idea of the final price by then.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix is a "concept" phone that you will actually be able to buy from November 4, provided you live in China. The ¥3,499/¥3,999 ($515/590 approximately) price tags seem almost underpriced, considering the kind of hardware and innovation it brings with it. The 6.4-inch Full HD display in front of the device nearly has no bezel with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%, something that was only a concept till now. The only bezel it actually has is at the bottom of the display, which houses an 8-mp selfie cam.
However, it would be unjust to judge the Mi Mix based solely on the beautiful all screen display, without taking into consideration the fact that it has removed most traditional sensors, as well as the microphone for phone calls! Yes, the Mi Mix senses proximity via ultrasound and a piezoelectric speaker does the work of the microphone via utilizing the metal frame; which in itself sounds like some crazy piece of science fiction tech to us! The futuristic design was apparently achieved by the engineers at Xiaomi by working with the French designer Philippe Starck.
The side buttons and the back of the Mix are ceramic and the display is curved near the corners to add to that full-screen look which it sports so flawlessly. Just in case the innovations seemed insufficient, note that the Mi Mix is also supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage, a 4,400mAh battery, a 16-mp rear camera, an 8-mp front camera and even a 3.5mm jack. To be honest, we are blown away by the Mi Mix and what it promises to bring to the table.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
A photo has been leaked online that shows a phone sporting a display that's not curved on the sides but right at the centre. The concave design may remind one of the LG G Flex, but this one is a Xiaomi. It looks like the Chinese brand has recently decided to explore all aspects of a smartphone's display. The beautiful Mi Mix was not only the first true bezel-less phone of the year, but it also sold faster than any phone ever did in China. The Mi Note 2 was unveiled at nearly the same time and it was the company's first phone to feature a dual curved panel. The Mi Note 2 took 50-seconds before going out of stock during its first sale.
As you can imagine Xiaomi's two experiments went very well for them and therefore, it would be quite interesting to see how this concave design fares, when and if it comes out. The image was spotted by GizmoChina on Weibo and from what we can see here, it's running on the Chinese version of the MIUI. As far as we can tell, the curve is limited to the centre of the phone only, as no curved edges can be seen in the picture.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Xiaomi unveils Redmi K20 Pro and it has everything you need in a premium smartphone. It is the latest and the first smartphone that cost less than $400 and still powered by the Snapdragon 855. Xiaomi has focused exclusively on the budget category with Redmi series but with Redmi K20 Pro it is going to change the whole Redmi branding for good. It has a similar design to K20 but has high-end hardware specification that makes it even better.
It is the first most affordable smartphone with Snapdragon 855 chipset which will really improve the performance of the phone. The device has a huge 6.39-inch FHD display without any cutout at the front due to a retractable front camera. It features a 20MP sensor for the front camera. The camera pop up under a second, and you can also customize the activation sound. But the most spectacular feature of the device is its evocative gradient background which will make you fall in love with its look and feel.
It has a 48MP primary sensor for the rear camera, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 13MP wide-angle shooter. The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 27W wired charging, which takes around an hour to charge from zero to 100 percent. For connectivity, it has a Wi-Fi, a USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.0. The Redmi K20 Pro will go on sale from tomorrow in China and will be available in red, blue, and carbon fiber color options. The Redmi K20 will go on sale from June 6 in China and will start from $290.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is another great phone in the budget category. The worldwide release of the Pixel 3a proved really good for the smartphone industry, as its low price and great camera with exceptional visual experience proved that the mid-range market has lots of potential to grow. Everyday smartphones seem to go bigger but not everyone is fan of huge display. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with a smaller display. There are already so many mid-range phones. The Pixel 3a is definitely one of the best, and the Mi 9 SE has made to the second position. The Nokia 7.1 is proved to be one of the best low budget smartphone.
The device comes with the glass sandwich design alone feels as good as the OnePlus 7. It is available in black color which comes with the problem of consistent need of wiping fingerprints. It is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 712 processor, 6GB RAM, and has 64GB or 128GB storage. That said, there is no headphone port or expandable storage. The battery is kind of small but enough for this device - 3070mAh.
The display is super AMOLED with FHD+ panel, comes with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. It is running Android Pie out of the box and runs heave MIUI 10. The Xiamoi Mi 9 SE has triple camera setup consists of a 48-MP main sensor, 8MP 2x telephoto zoom lens, and a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens. The image quality is good. The 48MP sensor uses pixel-binning to produce sharp, colorful, and vibrant images. At the front camera it uses 20MP selfie camera. It lacks the overall quality. There is also a beauty mode for taking selfies with a number of tweak and options. The Mi 9 SE comes with an 18W USB-C fast charger. It will take you from zero to 100% in under an hour and 30 minutes.Much like the Pixel 3a, there is no wireless charging included. It's a shame given that the Mi 9 SE has a glass back, but it's not too much of a big deal given that fast-charging is included.
The Chinese brand Xiaomi launched a new smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro but this is a renamed version of the Redmi K20 Pro which was already launched back in May. It follows the Xiaomi Mi 9T which was itself a renamed version of the Redmi K20. The Redmi versions are available in China, while the Mi 9T models are manufactured for European countries. The rebranding will make sense to some people as Redmi brand isn't well known outside China.
The Mi 9T Pro has some more desirable features than Mi 9T. It has a rear panel with a nano-holographic finish which gives a stunning look. If you hold it in the hand, you can have at an eye-catching flame effect appeared to be deep below the surface. It looks fantastic, and comes in either red or black, but appears to be missing the blue color from the Mi 9T. the body is made of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear. Xiaomi has chosen a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen for the Mi 9T, with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
With Mi 9T Pro the device goes notch-less as the selfie camera is a pop-up unit on top of the phone. The device is equipped with a 20-megapixel selfie camera, joined by a triple-lens camera on the back, made of a 48-mega pixel main lens, a 13-mega pixel wide-angle lens, and an 8-mega pixel telephoto lens. The phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The Mi 9T Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, compared to the Mi 9T's Snapdragon 730. It comes with 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space. The battery has the same 4,000mAh capacity but gains faster charging. It is announced for release in Europe, the Mi 9T Pro costs 400 euros, or about $443, for the 64GB model, or 450 euros/$500 for the 128GB phone.
Xiamoi had great success with its phenomenally designed Redmi Note series, and just as the Redmi Note 7 made to the news by featuring a 48-MP phone camera earlier this year, Redmi Note 8 Pro is also coming up with a big camera lens. Realme semi-revealed its XT with the same sensor a couple of days ago, but the company is making it official now.
The camera phone with extra hardware and software capabilities are no longer surprise anyone. This is something almost everyone expects nowadays. But 48MP seems huge. Why would someone want a 64-mega pixel camera lens on a phone?
Another curious thing is - Is the image produced by a 48-mega pixel camera on a phone a high definition image? or the processing is done at some other level. Generally, mobile phones can't handle such a lens. There are two sensor designs in Redmi Note that are grouped together in fours for better light sensitivity. Using this technique a 48 MP camera phone will produce an only a 12-megapixel image. While Samsung 64-MP sensor gets you 16 MP resolution which is physically large, so it will capture more light.
In some situations, you might want to shoot in 64MP camera mode, but mostly 16MP mode will be useful. Realme has provided the sample images that were taken by the Redmi Note 8. The images do indeed presents lots of detail in certain areas of the image, though the heavy-duty processing was done on the software end.
There are a 6.55-inch 1080p screen and a quad-camera setup including that 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and two assistive 2-megapixel sensors along with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The Note 8 Pro uses MediaTek's gaming-focused Helio G90T processor paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage.
Since the technology has revolutionized the communication industry, we have witness some amazing innovations in mobile phones. The phones are bigger, faster, and smarter than ever before. But one area that most of the mobile phone manufacturers completely ignored is the charging ability. Thanks to companies like Oppo and Reno, we are getting fast charging now. Till now, the Oppo Reno Ace holds the title of the fastest charging smartphone with 65W charging ability. The phone can be fully charged from zero in just 30 minutes. Now, Redmi is here to compete with the Oppo Reno Ace with its 66W charging speed.
Redmi 5G phone with the model number M2001J1E/C has appeared on China's 3C telecommunications website. According to the specifications listed on the website, the phone will pack 66W charging speed that is higher than any other existing smartphone's charging ability. Xiamoi is expected to launch Redmi K30 series phone with 5G network support next month. This would be another milestone towards the fast charging improvements this year.
Earlier this year, Xiamoi claimed to test 100W charging that is good enough to fully charge a 4000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. Oppo, later on, claimed that it is working on a 120W charging solution that could fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 13 minutes. Sounds exciting. Right? But these are just claims and we have no evidence that it is going to work. As fast charging can cause the phone to over-heat and so far, no one has achieved more than 65W fast charging ability.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi teased a foldable smartphone prototype but since then we haven't heard much about the foldable phone, neither from the official source nor from there were any unofficial leaks. Maybe the company was simply waiting for the right time to unveil their foldable. Meanwhile, the company filed for a patent of a foldable phone. The patent has already been approved and made its way into the world intellectual property office database.
The internet magazine LetsGoDigital spotted the patent filed by the Xiaomi that shows a Moto Razr like clamshell foldable phone. The device has a large display panel which folds in half from the middle, protecting the screen as a result. This is unlike the previous double-fold design we have seen on Xiaomi foldable design. It is entirely different from Samsung or Huwaei which opens up in the middle to become a tablet.
However, unlike the Moto Razr, this new foldable smartphone patent has a visible pop-up camera for taking selfies. The front camera system includes a camera, a flash, and a sensor to detect the face. There is a separate camera system on the rear side with a tiny display above it. It has a sensor alongside the flash. The secondary display at the rear side looks to be dedicated screen for the notifications of messages, or emails when the phone is folded and closed. This will help to keep track of incoming calls and messages even without having to open the fold every time to see who is calling.
From the looks of it, the patented foldable phone does have a somewhere realistic design. However, companies file many patents and it doesn't necessarily mean Xiaomi will launch this phone. The company could just be covering its bases as far as foldable phones go, trying to find the right design it can eventually bring to the market. Apart from Xiaomi, Samsung is also working on a clamshell foldable phone design.
The ASUS ZenFone AR has been confirmed at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas and it's a beast in every sense of the term. The ZenFone AR is made with virtual reality and augmented reality in mind; therefore it has built-in support for Google Tango & DayDream as expected. Apart from the insane 8 gigs of RAM, the smartphone is powered by multiple other absolute premium-end hardware specs as well.
A customized Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC with vapour cooling system for AR and VR functionalities
5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (1440x2560 pixels) edge-to-edge display with a screen to body ratio of 79%
23-megapixel Sony IMX318 camera with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, continuous-focus and 4K video recording
8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens
128GB/256GB of internal storage with hybrid nano SIM/micro-SD card slot
USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Exclusive Asus ZenUI VR 360 degree app support on PhotoCollage, Gallery, and ZenCircle applications
Everything about the Asus ZenFone AR is premium and up to date, except may be the SD 821 chipset. Make no mistake, it is still the most powerful Qualcomm chip till date, but given that the Snapdragon 835 has already been announced and it will be better than the SD 821 in both power-efficiency and performance, Asus may have missed a trick there.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
New age technology has taken us on a ride that we will never forget. From the world of Virtual Reality to nifty clip on lenses, your smartphone is a portable supercomputer, just waiting to charge your world with unique user experiences.
It's not just the available smart phone accessories that can turn your mobile device into a hybrid type of device, ready to tackle the world. All smart phones have the ability to download and install various apps that can transform your phone into a multi-tool, ready to help you along your way.
The following smart phone accessories 2017 are the best mobile accessories that will enhance your handset, and turn it into a dynamic smart device to equip you with the perfectly optimized phone, for just about any situation. You don't need to buy the iPhone X to get in on the action either!
Get Going With A Car Mount
Car mounts are by far one of the best smartphone accessories available. If you've ever needed your GPS, which is all too often these days as cities keep expanding and the beaten track develops more and more.
Mobile phone car mounts can attach to your windshield or air vent for convenient on the go navigation and hands free calling. If you're looking for an affordable car mount holder then try the WizGear Magnetic Car Mount Holder, which easily attaches to your car's air vent.
Crank Up The Volume On The Track With An Arm Band
Our smart phones have become extensions of ourselves, it's difficult to let go of your phone when running around during errands, especially if you want to play at a CAD casino. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find the time in a day to keep active; if you simply can't live without your phone for a couple of hours while you work out, then an arm band is the perfect fitness companion.
These nifty ouch like arm wraps will keep your phone safe and secure while you get your heart rate up. Most armbands support a jack outlet, which means you can take your music on the go with you while you train.
If you're looking for an all round arm band for your smart phone then try the Tribe AB37 Sports Armband. Offering users water resistant protection for their device, a nifty key holder, full touch screen coverage and 3.5 mm jack support it's the perfect companion for the outdoor enthusiast.
It's All About The Perfect Selfie
Selfie sticks are old news, but let's face it these sticks have captivated a generation with their unique angles and gimmicky fun attitude. Now you can get in on the perfect selfie without the fuss of wires.
The Anker Selfie Stick is a Bluetooth selfie stick offering users twenty hours of battery life and extreme depth of field, stretching out to a whopping 29 inches.
Beef Up Your Mobile Storage
If you have an Android smartphone and you find your internal storage a little bit on the light side then you must consider a USB OTG Flash Drive. These little devices act like normal flash drives and simply plug into your phone and open up a world of storage potential on your mobile smart phone.
There's a microUSB OTG option available too and it's called the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C version. There are numerous OTG Flash Drives available for Android devices that support both USB Type-C and microUSB. These flash drives are perfect for on the go storage and data upload/downloads.
Embrace The World With Virtual Reality
The world of Virtual Reality technology has opened up our world to infinite possibilities in various disciplines. There aren't too many mobile VR headsets available as of yet, and the compatible devices are somewhat limited.
If you have a compatible smartphone then it's best to get started in mobile Virtual Reality with something like Google Cardboard. Once the technology improves and becomes more mainstream then it might be worth upgrading to a mobile VR headset to truly engage with your smart phones VR capability.
Knowing some smartphone tricks will allow you to do cool things with your phone. Most people only know basic phone functions. There are so many things that you probably do not know your phone can do beyond making calls and receiving texts. Many phones now have the he capacity to support glitch-free online casino gaming. Visit https://www.cdncasinos.ca for more information about technology and casinos. Some of the smartphone functions can be performed quickly through shortcuts. Here are few cool tricks to get the best out of your smartphone.
1. Shortcut of putting smartphone on silence
Receiving a phone in church, meeting, theater or in the middle of something important can be embarrassing, especially when your phone is not on silence. You can put your smartphone on silence quickly than browsing your settings by pressing any side key (volume key or power button). It will be on silent instantly and you choose to answer it or not.
2. Turn Wi-Fi Off using voice command
Voice command is the hot thing at the moment. You can use your Google Now, Cortana or Siri to turn off your Wi-Fi with your voice. Go to your voice app and command it to turn off Wi-Fi.
3. Use flight mode to reduce smartphone charging time
A phone that takes a lot of time on charger sucks. You can speed up charging by activating flight mode. Also, even if you love online casinos, they will have to wait until your phone is fully charged. Flight mode turns off all background activities and uses less battery power, therefore, increases the rate at which your battery gets charged.
4. Use the volume button to take picture
Taking selfies without a selfie stick can be a hassle when you can't tap your screen digital button to capture. However, you can snap pictures by long-pressing the volume button. This function is on many Android phones and iPhones.
5. Improve picture quality using gridlines
You can enhance the quality of the pictures your smartphones capture by activating camera gridlines. The camera will take a perfect shot on things within the gridlines.
Vivo is no longer just another Chinese manufacturer trying to copy Apple; as a matter of fact, it has not only risen as a global smartphone OEM to reckon with, one can go as far as saying that the Chinese company has managed to beat both Samsung and Apple when it comes to introducing true innovation. If you are wondering why anyone would think so, then you probably don't know that Vivo has already showcased the in-display, under the screen fingerprint scanner with its Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone, that both Apple and Samsung have failed to do, even after repeated attempts by the latter in the last year or so. As if that was not impressive enough, take a look at the leaked shots of this smartphone from Vivo, which will likely be coming in with the in-screen fingerprint scanner and this gorgeous, truly bezel-less display.
Sources are unsure whether this is the Vivo Xplay 7 or not, but it could very well be. It would be really interesting to see if Vivo also packs in a 4K resolution in that beautiful display, just like the rumors had been predicting. If they do, that would make Vivo the only company apart from Sony to have a smartphone with a 4K display. It is quite possible that the upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoC will be powering the device as well, alongside an internal storage capacity of 256GB/512GB. Would you buy this beauty if it became available in your country?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Tips and tricks from Fonehouse.co.uk
Mobile phones are a ubiquitous sight for people to see. We encounter them frequently, and they're used for a wide selection of different tasks. However, how many people actually know how to get the most from their phone?
It's relatively common for people not to understand how to utilise a phone in the best possible way. We presume that they're automatically set up to make our lives as easy as possible, but this isn't always the case. In a lot of cases, you have to really know a trick or two to make sure that your phone is optimised correctly. Sites like Fonehouse have heard many different ideas for how best to try and make the phone the best possible thing it can be, and we're going to be looking at some of them here and now.
Back Up What You Can't Afford To Lose
Music, photos, important business documents. They're all things that we can access without a moment's hesitation, but they're not permanent. If you drop your phone, damage it or expose it to water, you can lose everything. This obviously isn't something that you want to happen, so you need to make sure that you backup anything that you can't afford to lose. It protects all the things that you want to keep in the event of them perhaps not being available to you. Technology is far from perfect after all, and in a world of bugs and faults, there's never been more of a need to stay secure.
Consider A New Browser
A lot of the core apps provided to you by your phone will be pretty useful. However, perhaps it's time to consider something other than Safari for your iPhone. Every browser will offer you a different and possibly better experience. For example, Google Chrome allows users to view tabs that they have open on another device. It's worth taking the time to look around and see what is available to you regarding browsers, and even consider alternatives for other things as well. Perhaps a more specialist reminder application, or a music provider that works for your lifestyle.
Folders Are Your Friend
Trawling through pages of apps can be an absolute chore to try and do. When you're just looking for one application in three or four pages worth, you soon find yourself wishing for an alternative. This is where folders come into play. They're designed to help you sort applications based on their usage and characteristics. They can be and often are your best friends, so it's worth taking the time to stop and look at how you can arrange things.
Shortcuts are designed to help us get to various parts of our phones without having to navigate through hundreds of different menus. A lot of home screens on phones, especially those made by Apple, are designed to make it so that people can get around their phones with ease. Plus, a lot of them can be customised and changed to suit the needs of the people who are using them, so it's perfect for so many different people to use. If you don't use your home screen all that much, you should definitely look into how you can customise it to suit your specific needs and requirements.
Keep It Simple
All things considered, sometimes it's best to keep your phone as simple as possible. The more applications that you have on the phone and the more you try and do at once, the higher the risk of something going wrong. Sometimes the best way to do things is to keep it simple and straightforward. This is achieved by limiting the number of apps you have open, and not pushing the phone too far.
All in all, these are just a few of the different things which you can do to make sure that you are getting the most from your phone. Because we all use our mobiles so often, it is so important that we take the time to make the most of the phones that we have. Despite what we would like to think, our phones aren't actually always set up to make our lives the most convenient that they can be. This requires us to tailor all of the various functions and features of the device to suit our own unique needs and requirements. Only by doing this can we expect to have a phone which is convenient, highly intuitive and attuned to our lives.
In a world where the Nokia 9 PureView sports a penta-camera setup on its back, and even mid-rangers like the upcoming Redmi Note 7 Pro is supposed to carry a 48-mp Sony IMX586 sensor on release, it is just so hard to determine a clear winner these days.
Is it the Apple iPhone XS or the Galaxy S10+ which has the best night mode? Or does the Google Pixels still have the best single-camera you can get your tech-savvy paws on? Well the answer may not surprise anyone who is familiar with the recent releases and smartphone reviews, but to those that have firmly believed Apple, Samsung and Google to be the leaders in smartphone camera department, this will come as a bit of a shock for sure.
The Huawei P30 Pro has by far, the best rear camera setup on a smartphone you can possibly use to snap photos with, as of now. While the Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL's single 12.2-mp rear camera is a runner-up and might even match the four lenses of the Huawei P30 Pro in some aspects, the 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + ToF (Time of Flight) lenses beat the Pixels in low-light performance to such a degree, that it isn't even comparable at this point.
Then there are the added advantages of having a very useful 20MP ultra-wide lens by your side, as well as the 10x optical zooming option, which can be coupled with digital zoom to reach an astounding 50X superzoom from a smartphone!
If you have any doubt regarding the actual picture quality, do check out multiple videos on YouTube that review the Huawei P30 Pro's imaging capabilities and compare it with that of other smartphone cameras. If only it had a better display and a better UI...
Phone technologies are constantly changing, and with the increasing importance of mobile phones in today's world, we need to keep up with these phone trends. Keeping up with any industry trend is not that easy, but you can do certain things to stay updated as much as possible. We are here to share with you some tips that will help you keep up with the latest phone trends.
5 tips that will help you keep up with the latest phone trends: -
1. Buy flagship devices: - One of the best things to do in order to stay updated is by getting yourself the latest mobile phones. Every year, the top brands release their flagship devices with the latest features in the market. Choose one of these flagship devices depending on what kind of a user you are. If you use IOS devices, then go with the latest model of iPhone, if you are more into android, then check out the latest models of Samsung, LG, OnePlus, etc.
These flagship devices come with the latest software and hardware, so you can expect to find the best processor, camera and operating system of the year. However, purchasing these devices can be quite expensive and not all of us can afford them easily. Getting a small loan can be pretty beneficial in these cases. Try checking websites, like https://letmebank.com/,to find out more about getting loans.
2. Attend shows and conferences: - Going to an event is not always about marketing yourself or your product, you can just go there to educate yourself and find out what is going on. It isn't possible to attend every conference, so choose wisely. Just google when and where the nearest mobile tech conference is holding and apply for it.
Try to go as much of these conferences as possible and you will learn a lot from there. Also, try to go to the new mobile launch events if possible. They always talk about the upcoming technologies in the near future.
3. Join different social media groups: - Presence of online social media groups is increasing day by day, especially Facebook groups. Search for these groups online and you will find tons of them. Join as many as possible. People there always share the latest news and information going on around the globe. You will also find like-minded people there. Try to stay in touch with them and you can attend conferences and workshops together.
4. Subscribe to tech magazines: - There are many good tech magazines that you can subscribe to in order to stay updated with the latest mobile trends. Few of the best tech magazines that you can subscribe to are PCMag, Wired, ComputerWorld, Popular Science, Popular Machines and Fast Company.
Go find their websites and subscribe to their magazines. You will get tons of information on these magazines related to mobile phone trends and technology trends.
5. Get Google alerts: - Go to play store or Appstore and download google alerts. It is a great app that keeps you updated with any topic you want. Download the app and choose any topics you want to know about and you can follow them to get daily updates. Remember that the specificity of your search terms will determine how many alerts you receive.
There you go, these are the 5 tips that will help you keep up with the latest phone trends. Make sure to follow each of these tips and you will find yourself updated with everything new that is happening in the mobile industry.
Many people are only just getting to grips with the fact we're edging closer and closer to a cashless society. But such is the pace of technology we may also be saying goodbye to our flexible friends as credit cards are being replaced by mobile payments.
It's estimated that over 47% of people in China now use mobile wallets to pay while in Norway that percentage is 42% and the UK, 24%. That's a significant proportion given it's a relatively new concept and puts the card in significant danger of extinction.
Methods of payment are becoming much less physical no matter what the industry. In stores we can now pay via our smartphones, our travel cards are hooked directly to our bank accounts and even in online gaming we can simply sync up our mobile phone account and play pay by mobile slots. That means there's absolutely no need to enter card details, it is simply added to your bill at the end of the month.
These new methods are edging the more traditional formats of payment out and the new generation are certainly favouring mobile ahead of carrying around a physical wallet.
That's only going to continue. By 2022 it's estimated that $14trillion will be spent via mobile pay and it makes sense with security measures forever increasing.
Predictions are expecting that digital wallets will surpass card payments by 2021, and will even more useful ways such as phone bill charging and cryptocurrency also popular we could be completely virtual sooner than we think.
As you'd probably expect it's millenials who have adopted it the quickest. Around half of 18-34 year olds use a mobile wallet, compared to just 20% of those 65+. That will change with education though as more and more people realise it's the smarter option.
Online wallets and brands like Android Pay and Apple Pay use incredibly secure systems and technology. They don't actually use cardholder data to connect with outside payment devices, but rather technology called tokenization which essentially encrypts your data to ensure secure payment.
That's on top of a number of other safety features which make it much more security conscious than carrying around your credit card in your pocket.
This is starting to become more understood by people and whether it be mobile phone bill payments to gaming sites or using Apple Pay in a department store, the less you connect your own bank details with other networks, the less chance you have of having your data breached.
Over the next few years, mobile payment is going to continue to transform how we live our lives. Wearable tech is already allowing us to use this as a method of payment, while mobile wallets are only going to get more secure and simple for us to use.
The cashless society is almost complete. The cardless is also well and truly on the horizon.
Whenever a new cell phone model comes out, people are always amazed by its new features and design. They would immediately check out the price and do their best to come up with the money for it. Sometimes, cellular companies offer installment plans that entice more customers to buy these new cell phone models. Whenever you find yourself doing that, pause for a bit and truly consider if you need a new unit.
The phone you're holding in your hand right now can still function the same way as when you bought it. Cell phone repair today uses advanced technology that it can repair almost all types of damages done to a mobile phone. If you're still not convinced about retaining your old phone, here are some more very convincing reasons why you should:
Cell phone manufacturers release several models a year. If you really look hard at its features, you won't find any significant changes from the previous models. Some only have improved camera settings, but do you really need that right now? You could wait another year or two so the camera is even better. By having your current cell phone repaired, you will save hundreds of dollars because phone repairs don't cost anywhere near a new phone.
New cell phone models that are high-end cost around $700 to $999 USD. If you bought a cell phone only the previous year, it's not really practical to spend this much money on a new one unless you're a celebrity or a businessman who is making so much money. However, for regular people with regular jobs, this amount is simply unrealistic and a waste of good finances. Wanting to have bragging rights because you bought the newest phone model will let you end up deep in debt later in life because this will never stop on just cell phones alone. You will eventually end up buying more expensive stuff just so you can brag about it.
When you have a damaged phone and you send it to the manufacturer, it could take months until they approve a replacement or repair. You should know, though, that not all are approved for either replacement or repair. There are many cases wherein the manufacturer denies claims for repair. Aside from this bad news, you will have wasted a lot of your time communicating with them back, and forth and end up with a damaged phone still. It could sometimes take a few months until things are resolved, and if it isn't, you would have wasted months for nothing.
When you choose to have your unit repaired at a cell phone repair shop, you will most likely have your phone back after a couple of days. In some cases, it only takes a few hours or even minutes. You can wait in the repair shop while they replace a broken glass or replace a damaged screen. Phone repair companies work fast because they want to give great customer service. However, you need to be careful when you choose a cell phone repair company because there are companies that are not trustworthy. Be sure to read customer reviews online on their social media pages to learn if you're dealing with a reputable company. Talk to their customers and ask questions, such as how much the service usually costs and how long it takes.
Reputable phone repair companies will give you a warranty
for the services they have provided you with. They allow a specific amount of
time for you to use your phone and, if the same issue occurs, you can take your
phone back to them and they will repair it again without additional charges.
Most manufacturers only give a one year warranty for a new mobile phone. After
a year, you will have to pay the full amount if you want them to repair your
phone, and these manufacturers usually charge more for repairs than other cell
phone repair shops. Some do not even provide warranty for repairs.
When you discard an old phone, it will only add to all the trash
in landfills and at the rate that people are changing their gadgets, it
will only be a matter of time when there will no longer be space for it. Help
the environment by not buying a new phone each year and having your old one
People are becoming more aware of the fact that new cell phone models are really not as innovative as manufacturers would want them to believe. These manufacturers are spending so much money marketing these "new features," but when you look closely, your old phone already has this feature, or this new feature is not that useful in your daily life anyway. So, have your phone repaired. That way, you'll save a ton of money.
I think there is no such a space in the world where mobile phone does not exist. Nowadays the mobile is the essential part our life since the mobiles are converting to Smartphone. People in the UK even in the whole Europe are used to of the mobile phone contract deals and SIM only deals. The difference is in mobile phone deals you need to change your mobile and in SIM only deal you need to change your SIM the mobile will remain same. In this article we will guide you about best mobile phone deals so read the article carefully to find out about the best possible choices.
Best Mobile Phone Deals
The most popular and most wanted mobile phone deals in the market are given below.
- Apple iPhone11 64GB black in £20 per month and contract will be for 1 year with the upfront cost of £679. In this deal you will get the 20GB data, unlimited text messages and unlimited calls.
- Samsung Galaxy A20E 32GB black in £17 per month and for 2 years contract with zero upfront charges. In this deal you will get 500MB data, unlimited calls and unlimited text messages.
- Apple iPhone11 Pro Max 64GB in £47 per month and for 1 year contract with zero upfront charges. In this deal you will get the 1GB data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts.
Best Mobile Phone Brands
If you like to use the Android Operating system then we recommend you go for the Samsung mobile phones. One of the best and finest android phone in the market. You can get the Samsung A20E in £17 per month don't you think it is best option. If you have more low budget then you can go for the Nokia 2.2 Dual sim in just £7.5 per month.
If you are the IOS user then I am pretty sure you would like to use the new model of iPhone. Well we have the iPhone11 64GB in £20 and iPhone11 Pro 64GB in £47. We suggest you go for the iPhone11 because the major reason is the price is very affordable and the second reason is there will be less difference of features between both models so you should go for the iPhone11 64GB but rest up to you.
How You can save Money on Mobile Deals
Yes this is true the mobile phones deals are somehow cheap as compared to buying the phone. Mostly people are saying that mobile phone deals are cheaper than the mobile contract phones. Yes this is true, there are many reasons behind it. The first reason is in mobile contracts you need to pay the upfront cost, the second reason is there is very limited mobile data in mobile contracts phones that can be finish in very short time and in result you need to pay more money for more data, and the major reason is price. You can compare the prices of contract phones and mobile phone deals, you will find the great difference.
The Smartphone has never been more popular. In the modern age, our phones have become an extension of self, we use them constantly to update, navigate and traverse the modern landscape. We check the traffic, monitor the weather and use GPS to make our way around. According to an article published in Tech World there are up to five billion cell phone users across the globe - that's a lot of handsets. Because most modern smartphones are so delicate, most people choose to protect their phone with a case. The trouble is most of these cases are made from environmentally detrimental materials. With over a billion new handsets sold every year, that adds up to a big pile of waste heading to the landfill or even worse, the ocean.
Thankfully, there are better options out there. Many proactive companies have begun to offer greener, earth-friendly phone accessories. We've picked our two favourites and outlined the benefits of their products.
In terms of protection, this case can hold its own with traditional plastic phone cases. Although, this case does not have an official drop rating yet, the company promises satisfaction or your money back. Finally, the most important feature: when you're retiring your phone, simply toss this case onto the compost heap and let nature take its course. You can shop the eco-friendly phone case range here at CaseFace.
These are by no means the only options for a greener case. More and more companies are choosing to offer most sustainable options to their customers and choosing such options can have a dramatic effect on the environment. So, when shopping for your next case, consider going green.
Phone notifications can really be annoying at times. Sometimes, all you want to do is have a peaceful nap or play your favourite online casino games at online casinos sa or anywhere without any disturbances. The great thing about Android phones is that they have various tools that you can use to turn off notifications. Below, we list a few of the ways to turn off phone notifications on Android.
Screen your calls with Do Not Disturb mode
Activating Do Not Disturb keeps your phone from giving you notifications. However, we know that now and again, you may really be tempted to check your phone for any new notifications. Excitingly, this feature allows you to let only the most important calls and text messages to come through. This means you won't get disturbed by messages or calls that are not really very important.
Enable 'VIP' alerts for email messages
We are human and now and again, curiosity gets the best of us and we are tempted to check our phones, even when we are in important meetings. There is a solution, though, for allowing only the most important emails to give you flash alerts. All you have to do is make use of Gmail's Priority Inbox. You can turn it on or off, as required, in order to determine which email messages actually give you notifications.
Turn off unneeded lock-screen notifications
It can really be frustrating to get disturbed by your phone when the phone's lock screen lights up. By default, you will have to check the display in order to see what's going on. At times, it's really nothing important, which leaves you annoyed. Well, Android has a solution for this. You simply have to minimize your lock-screen notifications, or completely turn them off. This feature allows you to select only the notifications that are important to you to light up the screen. If you prefer, you can turn off all notifications. But if you are a gambler, don't turn off your best sports betting websites app notification for latest sports updates. This feature is quite handy as it means fewer disturbances.
Thanks to the numerous advancements in technology, mobile phones can now do many impressive things, apart from the standard calling and texting they were initially made for. However, one of the biggest issues which the manufacturers have failed to find a way around is battery life for these devices.
Although major brands always try to install longer-lasting batteries on their phones, taking care of them doesn't just stop there. Some activities can be carried out by the users, which tend to drain the battery quite fast. And there is nothing worse than looking down on your phone and realizing that it is running out the juice.
Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to boost the battery life, hence extending the time the phone remains on. Before you start becoming desperate searching for a charger, here are five tips that will ensure that your phone battery lasts longer:
Mind your apps
Certain apps are notorious for being battery guzzlers, especially those that are heavy on graphics. Whenever you notice your battery is acting up, you should go to your smartphone's settings and identify the battery usage for each app.
The phone will always show you how an app is using up the juice, so if one of them tends to use too much of it, there are three options available. If uninstalling the app altogether isn't part of the options that you have, then you can try to stop it from being used in the background, or you can force it to stop.
Lose the location services
It is always easy to sell & trade in your phone online if you feel like the battery starts to act up. However, if you intend to keep it, you may have to consider losing the location services as they eat up a lot of your juice.
The use of the location or GPS feature on your phone is super helpful in finding out where you are and finding out your next step if you're lost. However, it is a heavy battery drainer, so you have to have them turned off whenever you don't need the service.
Reduce push notifications
Getting an instant notification from apps and your favorite websites ensures that you stay connected at all times. Who wouldn't want to be notified if their post on Facebook received a comment or like?
However, granting apps and sites the permission to send to you push notifications is a sneaky way to drain your battery; hence, you should restrict this from happening, and whenever you're expecting certain notifications, you should visit the website or app directly.
Avoid extremes of heat and cold
At some point, your phone might get too hot due to excessive usage or too cold when exposed to certain temperatures. The best thing to do is to try and regulate the temperature of the phone, lest the battery becomes damaged.
If it is too cold, you should consider taking it to a warmer place, and if it becomes too hot, you should remove it from direct sunlight or stop using it for a moment.
Turn the Wi-Fi connection off
Whenever your Wi-Fi is turned on, it'll always be on the lookout for new hotspots, and as you would imagine, this tends to eat up the battery. Only turn on the Wi-Fi on when you need it.
Having a poor battery can make your phone quite unreliable. Luckily, you can always sell & trade-in your phone online for a better device.
Just after a day when Xiamoi unveils details about its 64-megapixel camera phone, Realme also had details to tell about its upcoming smartphone. At its camera innovation press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, the company revealed that it will be launching a smartphone equip with a quad-camera 64-megapixel lens in India before Diwali, which means before October 27.
Realme didn't share any specs but the Chinese smartphone company did reveal that it is using Samsung's ISOCELL bright GW1 sensor for the upcoming 64-MP camera phone. The upcoming Realme 5 and Realme5 Pro will also feature the quad-camera setup with a 64-MP primary shooting lens. There are reports of Realme working together with Samsung for a long time, even before ISOCELL bright GW1 went into production.
The company said, "We have been working closely with Samsung ISOCELL and created prototypes to start our development and testing work before GW1 was manufactured. Our goal was to make a camera with the highest resolution in the market,"
Realme further announced that the quad-camera setup will include a super wide-angle, 2x telephoto lens, ultra macro photography and expert m "The new Full-Function Quad Camera System on our smartphones will be packed with various features like Ultra Resolution, Super Wide Angle, Ultra Macro and Ultra Nightscape to provide our users an excellent camera experience," Meanwhile, Xiaomoi on Wednesday announced that it will launch a 64-MP camera phone under the Redmi brand in India. The company is also planning to bring a 100-MP camera phone under the MI-brand.
The specifications of an unknown Realme XT Pro just got leaked via a benchmark listing. According to the sources, the device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 730G chipset and the new 64MP quad-camera setup. The company has stepped on the gas with several smartphones it is launching this year. Along with the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro being launched in August, now we have the Realme XT as well as the Realme Q being released in September. The leaked spec sheet suggest another high-end Realme device ready to be launched in the market.
Just like its predecessors and other devices, even the reported Realme XT Pro will feature a four-camera system. It will have a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera, implementing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119 degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera will house a 32MP lens. The camera specs are very similar to the Realme XT. However, the key difference comes with the processing ability that is similar to what powered the Redmi K20. This is so most powerful snapdragon chipset so far, which also beats the processing speed of 845 and 855. According to the listing, it will be paired with 8GB of RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.
The upcoming Realme XT pro seems to like be pretty much like the Realme XT, which is not surprising. This includes a 6.4-inch AMOLED display panel with a Full HD+ resolution. For the security purpose, the device is using an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometrics. The battery is rated at 4,000mAh with support for 30W VOOC fast charging from the 20W we are used to seeing from other Realme devices. It is unclear if the smartphone uses a pop-up camera for the selfies as we have it on the Realme X, or there will be a different housing.
Realme has come a long way since early 2018 as the Xiamoi subbrand. The company focused on budget-friendly phones and then moved to the higher-end smartphones that have proved to be quite successful so far. Realme launched its first flagship device last year, known as Realme X2 Pro, and now they have launched their first 5G smartphone - the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G has an all-metal casing with a quad-camera system on the rear side along with a bezel-less display. On the front, you can see a dual-camera cut-out. This may seem like a repeated design but maybe the company didn't want to do much experiment with the look. The back cover is available in Rust Red and Moss Green colors. The phone seems pretty thick for many, but the additional thickness may not bother you as it feels quite comfortable in the hands. There is a pair of front-facing speakers that are pretty good in terms of quality. The phone has an extra in-display optical fingerprint scanner for security.
The Realme X50 is one of the first devices in the market to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The processing chip is launched back in December of 2019 and offers almost 25% greater performance than its predecessor Snapdragon 855, and even more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 855. The Adreno 650 GPU follows a similar approach with a 20% faster image rendering when compared to the older version.
The device also comes with a charging brick that lets you charge your phone from 0 to 100 percent in less than 40 minutes. Leave it on charge for ten minutes and you are good to go for a few hours. The phone tends to heat up a bit when charging but it cools down pretty quickly. The only con you can say here is not-so-long battery life. You may have to charge your phone more than once in a day if you are a heavy user.
Almost every week, we heard about new technology coming to the mobile phone industry but mobile chargers are usually the least-focused area of these manufacturers. While we are still a long way off batteries that can survive more than a day without a need to re-charge, we do have the next best thing - super fast charging. Now Vivo has announced super flash charge 120W charging technology that can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery cell in just 13 minutes. Yesterday, Vivo uploaded a video on the Weibo page that demonstrates super flash charge in action without providing much detail of the full charge cycle. In the video, the charging went from 10 to 14 percent battery in just 16 seconds.
So far we have seen Xiaomi 100w charging technology in March but it hasn't reached to the consumer market even after three months. OnePlus 7 Pro's warp has a fast charging speed but Vivo's super flash charge is really insane. But it does rise a question about its impact on the battery life in the long run. Vivo may unveil its super flash charging technology at MWC Shanghai next week with its first 5G enabled smartphone. The competitors may make claim about its negative effect on the battery but that's what we have to see.
The other concern about the heating problem. With xiamoi's charger we have seen this problem. How Vivo manage the over-heating issue, and will this kind of charger can sustain for a long period of time? So far, the fastest charger available is with Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition which fully charge a 3,400mAh battery in 35 minutes.
Vivo iQOO Z1 5G is the latest gaming phone to feature the MediaTek flagship chipset for the first time. The company has already launched two gaming phones this year - iQOO 3 and iQOO Neo 3. Although snapdragon chops dominate the android phone in recent years, the MTK density series is in a better position for the high-performing needs. Let's talk about the display first. The phone has 1080MP LCD at a 144Hz refresh rate. The Z1 has scored over 520,000 points in the Antutu benchmark, but this isn't as good as 597,000 points of the Neo 3 running the Snapdragon 865. We see the GPU performance of the MTK chipset is much close to the Snapdragon chipset.
The gaming experience is not very different from what you can have on the Snapdragon since there are not many games that require extremely high CPU or GPU performance from Android phones. Most games support up to 60 fps frame rate. There are a few games that can lock the frame rate under 30fps like Asphalt 9. The game got a z1 shutter sometimes, but it still reaches at 29fps on an average. With games that don't lock the frame rate, Z1 could offer a super smooth gaming experience with its 144Hz display. If you continue to play games for a long time, the frame rate may drop down to 90fps to prevent any heating issues.
The phone comes with a 44W charger that takes only 23 min to charge up to 50% of the power and an hour to fully charge the phone. The one-hour PUBG mobile game consumed around 16% of the power. That means you can continue to play for another 5 hours of the game. The phone isn't perfect and has a performance gap between Snapdragon 865 and the Dimensity 1000 plus. However, with most android games, the gap is really hard to perceive due to frame rate limits. Z1 cost around $300 and is one of the cheapest gaming phones this year.
It's a little weird but Microsoft is working on a new friend tracking feature in an upcoming app People Sense for the Windows Phone devices and is internally referred as "Buddy Aware".
With this app, Windows Phone owners will be able to share their location in real time with their friends and family. The location sharing will also offer step-by-step navigation to the contacts. Quick shortcut for instant messaging, voice calls, and support integration with other third party apps will be anchored inside it. In a way, calling and messaging would be possible right inside, without having to switch between apps.
People Sense app is quite similar to Find My Friends app for iPhone and many others on the Android platform. In fact, Google had a similar implementation named as Google Latitude which was discontinued in August,2013.
It may not have been the longest life, it may not have even been the most significant life, but after almost seven years on the market the Windows Phone is officially about to die. There will be some who mourn its death, there will be others who barely bat an eyelid. The Windows Phone is due to be phased out from late June and the end of the fiscal year, with now the best time to look back at its relatively short life.
From Birth to Death
Microsoft arrived on the mobile scene relatively late, despite making developments into the market from the early 2000s. However, it wasn't until November 2010 when the Windows Phone 7 was finally launched in the USA and went on sale to the general public. Given the success of Apple's iPhone in the preceding years and Samsung's Galaxy devices, the Windows Phone was introduced to rival but also enjoy success of the back of theirs.
In 2011 things looked up when Microsoft partnered with Nokia, announcing that Windows Phone would become the main smartphone operating system for Nokia. This gave them more devices to increase the competition with Android and iOS. In total there were three versions of the Windows Phone released before it switched to the now final Windows 10 Mobile.
Essentially, the Windows Phone failed to sell anywhere near as many devices as its competitors, before revenue from the phone dropped drastically. In total, Microsoft and Nokia sold 110 million Windows Phones. Across the same period 4.5 billion iOS and Android devices were bought. The difference in numbers is staggering and makes it clear how far off they were from their dream of challenging, let alone beating, those rivals.
There was a brief period in 2015 when it looked like a decent competitor, but with sales falling and revenue dropping by $730 million from one quarter, it was dead. So much so that Microsoft CFO Amy Hood even commented that: "there was no material phone revenue this quarter."
Are Microsoft Worried?
Not really. Microsoft is a massive company and the end of the Windows Phone won't be damaging its shares for traders using brokers that much. It operates in many different fields and the Windows Phone was nowhere near its main product. Plus, it's unlikely to do much damage to the brand's image, with plenty of other pieces of technology and software in its roster. Cloud services for businesses, laptops, tablets and many others in its product range ensure Microsoft's shareholders won't be losing too much sleep over the Windows Phone's death.
Future for Surface
One area the Windows Phone's decline could impact is for the Surface product division. Many thought that a Surface phone may take over, as Surface Phone has been patented, but given the death of the Windows Phone that appears less likely now. Instead, the future of its products such as the Surface Pro are now a little less certain. Lessons may be learnt from this experience, but whether that sees Surface devices phased out or improved remains to be seen.
The Windows Phone started out with all the best intentions of challenging the dominant iOS and Android smartphones, but in the end it just couldn't compete.
As the love for smart watches increasing day by day, manufacturers are making new gadgets to attract them.The ZGPAX S79 Bluetooth Smartwatch is one of them trying to attract buyers looking for only $25 dollars at Gearbest.
ZGPAX S79 Bluetooth Smartwatch features a 1.54-inch Capacitive display having a resolution of 240 x 240 -pixels.The product is very light as it only weight around 0.060 kg.It comes with a high-quality rubber band.The watch is actually bundled in a stainless-steel chassis, that makes it resistant to random drops while giving it an elegant edge.
This smart watch is very stylish and trendy in looking. The design is kept round in edges. The case of the smart watch is made up of stainless steel and the band is made up of high quality rubber band which is soft and comfortable in wearing. There are six color options you will get for this watch. The colors are black, pink, blue, chocolate, golden and titanium grey. That means in respective of colors both Boys and Girls can enjoy this watch.
ZGPAX S79 Bluetooth Smartwatch Phone Full Specification:
Type: Watch Phone
External memory: TF card up to 8GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth
Network type: GSM
Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 1.54 inch
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 0.3MP
Video recording: Yes
SIM Card Slot: Single SIM
TF Card Slot: Yes
Micro USB Slot: Yes
Picture format: PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP
Music format: MP3
Video format: 3GP, MP4
Languages: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian，Turkish，Arabic, Traditional Chinese
Additional Features: FM, Alarm, Bluetooth, Calendar, Browser, People, MP3, Calculator..., MP4, Sound Recorder
Cell Phone: 1
Battery: 1 x 320mAh
USB Cable: 1
Product size: 4.1 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm / 1.61 x 1.89 x 0.51 inches
Package size: 8.3 x 12 x 6.4 cm / 3.26 x 4.72 x 2.52 inches
Product weight: 0.060 kg
Package weight: 0.230 kg
Finally Xiaomi revealed the Mi 5 at the MWC 2016 event held in Barcelona after close to two years of development. This was one of the devices that had garnered lot of attention as a successor to the Mi 4. While the whole world of mobile enthusiasts were waiting for the launch of Mi 5, Xiaomi released the Mi 4i and not-so-exciting Mi 4c. This way Mi 5 as a flagship device remained as a dream for a long time. Surprisingly, there were lot of rumours about the launch of this device, but 24th February, 2016 was the date on which we finally witnessed the launch.
So what exactly is packaged in the Mi 5? Before getting into that, let's first check out the three variants - Standard, High, and Exclusive. In terms of design all of these versions are more or less similar, featuring curved edges in the back in order to make it easy to hold. The difference comes in the form of build material - the first two have a refined hybrid of metal and Gorilla Glass 4.0 and the Exclusive variant has ceramics and glass.
Given below are the features that make Mi 5 a lucrative option:
- OS: Android 6 Marshmallow
- Dimensions: 144,5 x 69.2 x 7.25mm
- Weight: 129g weight
- Screen : 5.15" Full HD (1080 x 1920)
- SoC: Snapdragon 820
- 1.8GHz / 3GB RAM (Standard edition)
- 2.15GHz / 3GB RAM (High edition)
- 2.15GHz / 4GB RAM (Ceramic exclusive)
- Snapper: 16MP in the back, 4-axis OIS, 4K video, Sony IMX 298 sensor
- 4MP in the front with 2.0-micron camera
- Storage: 32 GB (standard) / 64 GB (high)
- 128 GB (ceramic exclusive)
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Other features: USB Type-C
Nokia might have been out of the smartphone business for a few years now, but there are still plenty of us who have a soft spot in our hearts for the once great Finnish ruler of the bygone phone world. We cannot help but feel a tinge of nostalgia and quite a bit of excitement each time a rumor or a leak shows us that Nokia is coming back into the business. However, it is almost certain now that Nokia is indeed coming back with a few Android smartphones and tablets in the last quarter of 2016.
The Nokia branding will be continuing under HMD, which is constituted largely with major ex-Nokia employees. As we have now officially entered the last quarter of the year, a snapshot of the Geekbench test result is showing us the performance of a certain "Nokia D1C." The handset scores decently in all the five trials with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (1.4GHz), Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM, running on Android Nougat 7.0 apparently. We are sure that there will also be higher-end devices, but for now, the fact that Nokia is making a comeback into the business is quite exciting in itself. We will keep you informed about this as more news pops up.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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Amazon's latest sale brought a few new exciting discount rates for the smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is available just for $600. However, the best deal is not by Samsung or Apple. The credit goes to Nokia 7.1. It was retailing for $349, and now in the sale, the phone is available only for just $249 after a full $100 off. Since last year, the mid-range smartphones are getting better. Back in November when Nokia 7.1 was released, it stood out as something special. This remains true to this day.
At $250, no phone even come close to it. The Nokia 7.1 has the glass back and metal frame which is only found in flagship smartphones that costs hundreds of dollars more. The design looks amazing. Along with the design, It has 19:9 aspect ratio with a compact screen to body ratio of 80%. Nokia 7.1 took time to work on display. It has LCD panel with a resolution of 2220 x 1080. Nokia 7.1 can play HDR10 videos and games. It has USB-C port for charging, the 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also NFC chip that allows you to execute the contactless Google Pay.
The Nokya 7.1 is powered by the latest Android 9 Pie out of the post. You get the One UI experience with no clutter and guaranteed software & patches updates. At this price, Google Pixel 3a was competing Nokia but after the $100, Nokia 7.1 took a huge leap. It has premium design, the display looks great, and the software is updated. It has 12 MP camera lens at the rear side with another 5MP camera lens for creating the stunning pictures. For selfie it uses an 8MP camera at the front with 84 degree FOV so you can take wide-angle pictures and everyone gets fit in the picture. It uses the HDR, dual sight, and pro camera modes to create unparalleled images.
Perhaps it is the price factor, or increasing competition, the phone manufacturers are launching smartphones in the mid-range market which brings us to the latest phone - Nokia 7.2, another budget-friendly phone from Nokia. Since it's a phone by Nokia, we can expect decent hardware specs and a great battery life. The price tag falls somewhere between Moto and OnePlus in terms of its overall aesthetic appeal. The Nokia 7.1 appeared last year and now we have its successor. It has a matte back and available in green, charcoal, and white colors. The display is 6.3-inch and has a 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution.
The screen is LCD and reasonably bright but you can't compare it with a very high-end display, though the difference isn't noticeable with naked eyes. The bezels are thicker than you would see on the recent phones, and the notch cuts into the screen a little awkward, but you have to bear in mind how affordable this phone is.
The phone is powered by snapdragon 660 and has 4gB or 6GB of RAM, paired with 64GB or 128GB storage, which is expandable via memory card. With a new phone, it seems responsive and fast, even when switching between several apps, you may feel some delay. The device runs on the Android 9 Pie out of the box and ensures Android updates for two years, and security updates to keep your phone protected for another year. The Nokia 7.2 has a triple-lens 48MP+8MP+5MP camera that can get some very good shots in well-lit situations, and some satisfactory shots in low light, though noise can start to be a problem as the illumination wanes.
HTC seems to be preparing a Windows Phone 8.1 Edition of the HTC One M8. Verizon posted a high-quality render images on its official website of the phone
These image confirms the existence of an UltraPixel Duo rear camera with dual LED flash, so the Windows Phone 8.1 variant of the One M8 certainly seems to be identical to the Android model just as previously reported. The upcoming handset should offer a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, a 5 MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage space. Like the Android-based One M8, the Windows version is made out of metal, and supports HTC's Dot View case.
We're expecting HTC to announce the One M8 for Windows next week, on August,19th. The handset could be available to buy via Verizon as soon as August 21st, for an unknown price.
TEENA recently certified a device - Samsung SM-W2016 which is essentially a flip phone with the power of the mighty S6.
The flip phone sports a glass back with curves on the side that gives the feeling of the S6 edge. It has two identical screens both inside or outside and 3.9" Super AMOLEDs with 768 x 1,280px resolution (383ppi). That's not as good as the specs offered by S6, but the SM-W2016 measures 120.4 x 61 x 15.1mm, which is not bad for a flip phone. But 200g weight is obviously more than expected. Anyway, the performance is improved with an octa-core processor (supposedly the Exynos 7420) and 3GB of RAM along with 64GB of in-built storage. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop (Samsung is yet to upgrade to Marshmallow).
Just like the screen, the camera also got a demotion. There's an 8MP/1080p primary snapper on the back (with a heart rate sensor) and a 5MP camera to take selfie. I'm quite confident that with a flip you can also use the camera on the back for selfies. The T9 keypad below the screen resembles older design and a SIM switch button placed above, suggests that it might be a dual-SIM phone.
Recently, there have been a lot of rumors about the Galaxy S7 and its possible screen size. Some sources hinted at a mammoth 6 inch screen while others "confirmed" a more standard 5.5 inch device. Some even fuelled our imagination with the lures of a curved Super AMOLED UHD display!
We decided to clear up the confusion as best as we could and according to ITSKINS, the rumors are mostly true. There will be three size variants; a 5.1 inch version, a 5.5 inch version and a gigantic 6 inch version. In order to make things less confusing for its customers, Samsung will not provide a curved display with the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7. The 5.5 inch phone in the meanwhile will only sport a curved display. The 6 inch Galaxy S7, which is bordering on tablet category, will be available both in curved as well as flat display options.
After experimenting with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Note Edge, it looks like the Korean Electronics giant might be shuffling its designs once again. Whether the curved displays will see more success than the "Edged" screens, we will find out in a few months' time.
There was a time when the Moto RAZR V3 ruled the market and flip phones were hip, but fast forward to 2016 and the term "flip phone" is generally associated with a tang of nostalgia and may be some very cheap entry level phones. However, you would not think like that if you are in China though because Samsung has been making and selling high-end Android powered flip phones in the Chinese market for quite a while now. The latest edition of the series has been revealed via a leak on Weibo and it has the model number SM-W2017 according to the report.
The SM-2017, aka "Veyron," will succeed the SM-2016 while sporting flagship-grade specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, a 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal storage. There's a 12-megapixel camera at the back of the phone and a 5-megapixel selfie cam, which we suspect are the same ones seen on the S7 this year. The fingerprint scanner with a heart rate monitor isn't missing from the list either and the Veyron does support NFC and Samsung Pay. Although flip phone will most likely be exclusive to China only, would you buy one if one was available near you?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Android is overtaking iOS as the world's most popular Mobile operating System. Samsung is one of the biggest Android device's manufacture in the world, Samsung is indeed selling more than anyone else in the Android world out of roughly 257 millions sold with Google's mobile OS last quarter, Samsung accounted for about 82 million.
According to the latest market share reports, Samsung overtook Apple and became the best-selling phone maker with highest market share in the U.S. market.
In April, the iPhone 6 was still the most popular handset in the U.S, followed by the inertia of the S5. In May, however, the S6 stepped on the throttle, and delivered a first place to Samsung for the period, according to data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, released yesterday. Samsung's next stronghold is Southeast Asia, where it sold 5.5 million phones in the first quarter.
After everything that's been said and done, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the best smartphones of 2017 yet and any upcoming smartphone from Samsung itself or other manufacturers will have a hard time beating it. Even then, there's definitely room for improvement on the S8 line-up and on that note, let's check out what Samsung can and should do to improve the Note 8 sufficiently before its final release in the second half of the year.
Better Location for the Fingerprint Scanner
Let's get the obvious one out of the way first; Samsung needs to place the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the Note 8's back or go with an under-the-display ultrasonic scanner. I am pretty sure that Samsung knows that as well and it will happen.
We really need better speakers on the Note 8 because the S8 series features speakers that are simply not fit for a flagship handset to be honest. Especially with Harman under their wing now, it shouldn't be too difficult.
Dual Camera at the Back
It's not about the gimmick, but about better photos and lossless optical zoom. A tele lens could be a great addition to the upcoming Note.
This one is the least likely to happen as Samsung will be extra careful with the battery in light of the Note 7 disaster which happened last year. Nevertheless, it would be great to see the massive display of the Galaxy Note 8 being supported by at least a 4,000mAh battery.
Do you have some suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 are the two upcoming superstars of the smartphone world and today we have a size comparison in-between the two heavyweights for you to look at. Of course, what you see here are not the actual phones but their display panels. Nevertheless, they do give us a pretty good idea of things to come. The leak comes to us via Weibo, the Chinese social networking site which is famous for producing such leaks often, but was brought to our attention via a post by The Android Soul.
If this leak is authentic (which it probably is) then what we see here falls perfectly in line with what we already know about the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8. There is the 6.3-inch massive display on the Note 8, while the iPhone 8 sports a more Galaxy S8ish 5.8-inch borderless display. However, to Apple's credit, we must admit that it looks like the iPhone 8 truly has mastered the borderless display aspect, as compared to the Galaxy Note 8, which will clearly sport larger top and bottom bezels than the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The question is, which one did you like more?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While f/1.7 aperture was only starting to gain recent popularity among select flagship handsets, Samsung has just launched a smartphone which boasts of an exclusive f/1.5 aperture. In case you are wondering, lower is better here. A lower aperture translates to clearer pictures in low light situations so this is great news. The smartphone in question is the W2018 and it's a flip phone! Yup, you read that right, Samsung is still holding onto the flip phone formula in China and yes, it's a China exclusive phone unfortunately.
Other specs of the device are more or less in line with major flagship handsets from Samsung and they are as follows.
Twin 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED displays
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
6 GB of RAM
64GB of internal storage (a 256GB model could be in the pipelines)
12-MP rear camera/5-mp front camera
2,300 mAh battery
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Colors: Elegant Gold and Platinum
Price: Possibly close to $2,000 or higher!
If it was available near you, would you pay $2,000 for this? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung has so far managed to stay away from the notch by sticking to its tried and tested low-bezel displays but they might actually introduce the infamous notch after all, albeit in a completely different way. Instead of opting for the hated notch on top to accommodate the sensors, mic and cameras, Samsung's future flagship smartphone in 2019 may just sport a side-notch on the Edge display! Cool as the idea may sound, the practicality of it doesn't make too much sense now, but the patent has indeed been filed by Samsung under the name, "Electronic Device Including Bended Display and Image Displaying Method Therethrough."
This could help Samsung eliminate the bezels altogether but even then, the design doesn't seem to be too practical at the moment. May be the patent will be discarded or maybe they will find a better way to implement the technology, but there's no denying that the Vivo Nex is a live example of the fact that a better alternative to the notch does indeed exist for truly bezel-less smartphones.
A live picture, a few leaked press renders and a bunch of rumors are suggesting that the next Galaxy A7 will probably sport three cameras on its back and that would be a first from Samsung for sure. However, one of the suggestions in the aforementioned rumors can now be discarded after the latest leaks showed that the A7 (2018) will indeed be sporting just one front camera, instead of two like the rumor had suggested.
If you are baffled and somewhat worried by not seeing the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, don't worry, because that doesn't mean Samsung is doing an Apple and getting rid of the fingerprint scanner altogether! It's just that they have probably decided to put the fingerprint scanner on the A7's side this year. Expect the specifications of the A8 (2018) to be similar to what the A8+ (2018) is featuring, which includes an Exynos 7885 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Reports indicate that the A7 (2018) will be unveiled on October 11, along with the Galaxy A9 (2018), which will likely sport four cameras on its back!