OnePlus has always been in the business of offering the most outrageously powerful phones at insanely cheap prizes. While the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme has been lately stealing a little of their mojo, they are still a respected force in the industry and are ever-anxious to prove it.
So, recently, they launched their OnePlus7 Pro. This smartphone had every feature bar a laser sight and cryogenic-cooled missile seeker and is quite competitively priced. While critics were generally effusive in their praise of the new OnePlus flagship, the camera performance was judged as good but not really great and not all that competitive with other cameras found on other recent flagship devices.
This judgement apparently stung OnePlus and the eggheads there speedily got to work crafting an all-around update that would presumably fix every identified flaw. Such an update would also make it possible for the OnePlus7 Pro to soundly beat all other smartphone cameras in its category.
This update is the recently released OxygenOS 9.5.7. that apart from improving the overall smartphone beast that is the OnePlus7 Pro also amps up the camera performance to undreamt of heights.
Changes include the following:
Better overall contrast and colour performance.
Better white balance consistency on the triple camera.
Better shooting accuracy and autofocus stability.
Elimination of the dismal greenish hue seen on photos taken in low light environments.
Elimination of noise in the all-important HDR scene.
Improvement in both the contrast and colour saturation ability of the ultra wide sensor.
Enhanced clarity and less noise for low light pictures taken in ultra wide mode.
Enhanced clarity and less noise in telephoto mode.
Enhanced clarity and better colour in Nightscape mode.
Enhanced brightness and clarity in photos taken in low light .environments in the Nightscape mode.
OnePlus 7 Pro Makes It Happen
While the above on its own is breathtaking, the update as well makes possible some sweet system-level upgrades that bear telling. This includes the optimization of the Double Tap To Wake feature, as well as the fixing of frustrating issues with the Ambient Display feature. The screen now has better touch sensitivity, you can use features such as deposit by phone method in online casinos very easily. There is noticeable audio quality enhancement during voice calls from third-party apps.
As with most updates, this particular one will be gradually rolled out and not all folks will get it at the same time. The update is a "mere" 127MB and can thus be downloaded without wrecking the data balance account of users.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is, of course, the very first device from that oh-so-famous company that has a triple camera set up sitting pretty at the back. These beauties comprise a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor that is equipped with OIS, EIS, a 7P lens and an aperture of f/1.6.
There is also an ultra-wide angle shooter that measures 16MP and with an f/2.2 aperture and 117 FoV. The last is an 8MP telephoto shooter that has 3x optical zoom, OIS and an aperture of f/22.4.
The selfie camera at the front of this phablet is a 16MP pop-up shooter with a Sony IMX471 sensor, EIS and an aperture of f/2. This all adds up to some serious muscle when taking photos or just living the perfect Instagram life.
OnePlus released its first smartphone in 2014, the OnePlus One. The company is focusing on budget flagship smartphones since then. As the years pass and the company established its presence, the smartphones from OnePlus is getting better, and the price also got increased for the upcoming smartphones. This year the company launched OnePlus 7 Pro which is considered most powerful device OnePlus has launched ever, and it cost $100 more than its predecessor. However, the company is always looking to improve its hardware and software to improve its sales and ranking.
Recently, the OnePlus 7 Pro got the new OxygenOS 9.5.10 update. OnePlus 7 also received a new OxygenOS update. The OnePlus 7 Pro was supposed to updated with the latest OS but the company decided to halt the update due to a bug in tap-to-wake feature. The OxygenOS 9.4.10 update has been just rolled out with the bug fixed as well. At the same time, the OxygenOS 9.5.7 update comes to the OnePlus 7 not even a month after Oxygen 9.5.6 release. Due to this update, the phone will get many enhancements such as tune-up camera feature.
The image quality in the Pro has been improved significantly as well as the phone stitching in the Panorama mode. In addition to this, the autofocus got better and the mode switching has been sped up by OnePlus in the camera UI. When the screen is off the GPS's accuracy is better, the auto-brightness sensitivity has been improved, the wireless connectivity got faster. The OS just works amazing, the biometrics are fast and unobtrusive. The whole package of hardware and software come very nicely together. Sure the OnePlus 7 Pro has the gadgets and the polish but the OnePlus 7 is the all-rounder that is more than good in every feature. The update has been rolled out in batches so if you haven't got your update, you may have to wait for few days.
One of the most undervalued facts of 4G is that E in 4G LTE stands for evolution. Not all 4G devices are the same, though if you compare the network speed on these devices, you will find a surprising fact. Huawei phones are among the slowest available stateside compared to the other LTE enabled devices, with iPhones are underperforming despite of their huge price tag. Network performance depends heavily on the capabilities and and prioritization of the network, though older smartphones and budget-oriented models are less likely to feature Cat16, or gigabit-class, LTE.
According to the Opensignal's Mobile Network Experience report, published Monday OnePlus phones allows you to experience the fastest LTE speeds on US mobile networks among the gigabit-class smartphones. The average speed of OnePlus phones was 35.7 Mbps, while Samsung placed second at 33.9 Mbps, followed by LG in third, at 33.1 Mbps. Razer, Sony, and Google phones averaged around 31 Mbps, while Apple was in seventh at 25.4 Mbps, among models capable of LTE Cat16. Huawei was last, in eleventh, at 22.4 Mbps.
For mid-range smartphones - defined by Opensignal as LTE Cat5 (300 Mbps) to LTE Cat15 (750 Mbps)-the winner was HTC at 31.8 Mbps, with Google in second at 29.1 Mbps, and Samsung in third at 27.5 Mbps. Apple ranked twelfth, at 19.5 Mbps. Huawei followed at 18.5 Mbps. For low-tier smartphones-LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps) or lower-Apple was dead last in 15th, at 12.0 Mbps.
Apple's long-lived support for iPhone models is likely working against them in these statistics, as 2013's iPhone 5S-still supported in iOS 12-enables users to hold on to their phones for far longer than is practicable with Android. Using an iPhone 5S in 2019 is not likely to be the most pleasant experience, granted, though it should still be head and shoulders above using any of the Android phones on ZDNet's Top 10 smartphones of 2013. Huawei's underperformance isn't necessarily related to their hardware. It is most likely because these phones are not sold by any major US carrier so there is less incentive for vendors and US carriers to optimize their network to support Huawei smartphones.
There is a good percentage of mobile users prefer to play video games when they have to kill their time. And knowing while mobile is better at games can be its selling point. Redmi Note 8 Pro series is known as one of the best performing mid-range devices of the last year. The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a very powerful processor MediaTek Helio G90T which is specifically made for gamers. The latest price for the pro model is around $184 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variants. What special about this phone is that it beats one of the very expensive Galaxy S20 Plus in gaming tests that came out as a surprise for many users.
The test was performed by YouTube Chong Li who posted a video on the gaming comparison of Redmi Note 8 Pro Vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. He played a top-tier game PUBG mobile which is a graphically intense game for mobile devices. He ran the test for 30-minutes and results were completely unexpected. The Redmi Note 8 Pro uses the MediaTek chip whereas the Redmi Exynos 990 struggle to maintain a stable 60fps for more than 10 minutes and dropped to 50fps. The drop is caused by overheating and throttling caused by game processing for a long time.
Here it is important to note that Galaxy S20 plus is available in Exynos 990 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 variants. Although the Snapdragon is only available for the USA and South Korea. The Exynos version is aimed at Asian countries. Although Exynos isn't too bad as well but can't compete with MediaTek processors. The latest Exynos 992 is 1-3% more power-efficient than Snapdragon 865 and its predecessor and we expect better work in the future as well. We may see Exynos 1000 chipset that will be made in collaboration with AMD.
Mi 10 pro plus is rumored to be the fastest charging phone to be released this year, according to the tipster Digital Chat Station. This post went online just a day after a Xiaomi smartphone reportedly posted an impressive score on AnTuTu benchmarks. The phone with the model number M2007J1SC recorded a benchmarking score of 687,422. Earlier this week, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun also talked about the top-class specifications. Considering all these developments, it is safe to assume that the upcoming handset may be Xiamoi's premium flagship Mi 10 pro plus.
The report suggested that the upcoming phone may feature a combination of wired, wireless, and reverse wireless charging technology. Yesterday the same tipster also shared the benchmark scores of a Xiamoi device. Scoring 182,883 points in CPU, 292,704 points in GPU, 115,687 points in memory and 96,148 points in UX tests, the device had a total score of 687,422. In comparison, the high-end Lenovo Legion Phone Duel posted a score of 648,871. The rumour mill suggests that this device may be the upcoming Mi 10 Pro Plus.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun shared information on the device specs. The phone is expected to feature a high-refresh rate scree, a powerful camera with 30x and above zoom. For security, it uses an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers and inbuilt cooling technology to prevent the processor from overheating. Jun also mentioned that the device battery may have a capacity of 4,500mAh and above. It's camera features a front and rear optical sensors with sensitive automatic brightness control. In terms of connectivity and communication with other devices, it is expected to support near-field communication and an infrared remote control. The phone might be launched in the next month in China.
The Redmi K series has already established itself as one of the budget-friendly smartphone series with almost premium-like features. The K series span from a mid-range device to the more expensive one. Now, recently, Redmi has come up with the K40 series and we are actually going through the good and bad in these three smartphones.
We have the Redmi K40, K40 pro, and the K40 Pro Plus in the series. The three phones may vary in prices and specs but they also share some common specs as well. All three phones in the K40 series are equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED display screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, with Redmi claiming the A+ rating for the display from DisplayMate.
All of these phones are also powered with a 4,520mAh battery with 33W wired charging and a 20M selfie camera that is center-mounted in a punch-hole cutout. These three phones also shared the microphone for audio capabilities, dual stereo speaker, and IP53 rating for water resistance. All of these phones are available in black, white, and fantasy colors.
The Redmi K40 Pro Plus features a 108MP triple rear camera system with a 108MP primary camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telephoto macro shooter. The K40 Pro features a 64MP primary camera along with the other two cameras same as K40 Pro Plus. The standard K40 offers a 48MP primary camera whereas the rest of the camera system is the same. The Redmi K40 offers is powered by Snapdragon 870 processing chip. It is not the latest chip but fast enough to deliver power for video games and a desired smooth visual experience.
Redmi K40 Pro and Pro Plus features a Snapdragon 888 processor along with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Redmi K40 Pro Plus, which is only available in a 12GB/256GB model. Redmi K40 Pro starts at 2,799 yuan (~$434) for the 6GB/128GB option, 2,999 yuan (~$465) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and 3,299 yuan (~$511) for the 8GB/256GB version. The standard Redmi K40 will set you back 1,999 yuan (~$310) for the 6GB/128GB model, 2,199 yuan (~$341) for the 8GB/128GB variant, 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 8GB/256GB tier, and 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 12GB/256GB device.
The Top two flagships in the market is currently the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus with no doubt. Today, we gonna make a simple comparison between both devices with focusing on the main key features. So let's start...
Display Resolution and Density
Build Material (Back)
Build Material (Side)
Fast charging Support
Now, a new report by the research firm IHS, shows that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 64 GB (Verizon model) costs around $290 to build. This means the handset is more expensive to make than any of Apple's latest iPhones (6, 6 PLUS), which can cost up to $263 (iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB) to manufacture. The S6 edge is obviously also more expensive to build than a Galaxy S5 ($256).
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive component inside the Galaxy S6 edge is the curved Quad HD display: at $85 per unit (you can buy a decent, complete smartphone for that kind of money), the unique, dual-curve screen accounts for 29% of the total cost of an S6 edge. The next most expensive part inside the S6 edge is the octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, which is manufactured by Samsung itself, and costs $29.50 to make.
Reports about the Samsung Galaxy S6 PLUS has been leaked online. The device will be a high-end "PLUS" version of the current Galaxy S6 flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 PLUS Model number is (SM-G928) and will be 151mm tall, 73mm wide with 5.5" QHD SuperAMOLED display. The device is also reported be powered by the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 mobile chipset (10-cores unit). The rest of its rumored specs include 32GB of built-in storage,16MP main camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.
Overall, the Galaxy S6 Plus looks set to square off directly against the next large-screen iPhone, which will also debut in September. Stay Tuned for more details about the device going forward.
The long-rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is expected to be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 5, possibly by August,13th. We still haven't got all the info regarding the Edge+ variant yet.
According to the latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ will pack a 4GB RAM along with the Exynos 7420 SoC chipset, same as the Galaxy Note 5. The Battery capacity is also reported to be a 3,000 mAh cell (unremovable).
As for the device's design, it will have a very thin body keeping the same front-back glass and the dual-edged curved display. Stay tuned for the official announcement next month.
If you are trying to connect to Disney+ and getting the "Unable to connect" error, you are not alone. Disney doesn't need any introduction when it comes to the entertainment industry. It has been involved in creating movies, cartoon shows, music, and video games since 1923. But since the era of the internet has started - all of those media monsters have grew to a much larger scale. The internet offered many alternatives to physical businesses. For example, movies that were seen only in theaters or at special luxurious parties, are now available one click away at the comfort of your home. We can see the same changes in the stock markets, banks and online casinos.
If in the past, you had to go to a city like Las Vegas to enjoy a great slots game and after that to see a new release at the theaters - now the situation has totally changed. Today, you can play online pokies no matter where you are. This gave a lot of users comfort and convenience since not everyone likes the idea of having to take a trip to do a simple thing like playing slots at a casino or even going to the theaters. Disney understood that this is where the world goes and decided to take a step. Although, they didn't expect that such an error to come up - even if it's coming from a good thing for Disney - too much traffic.
Disney referred ‘Disney Plus' as the future of the company, and after years of wait, it was finally released early on Tuesday. Users can watch blockbusters created by entertainment's big names such as Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney only at $7 a month or $70 a year. The streaming service library has over 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of original shows. The cost for Disney Plus is even cheaper than Netflix's lowest tier of the service that costs around $9 a month.
Disney plus launch was initially tested in the Netherlands and was officially launched in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands this week. The testing done in the Netherland went successful and without any issues. But at the launch day, many users experience various errors including the error 41, 42, 76, 83, and more general user logged in error.
As the day started and a huge wave of users tried to connect and logged in the Disney plus simultaneously, an "unable to connect to Disney+" message appeared and stopped users from logging in. Disney+ responded to the consumer's messages on Twitter with the following tweet: "The consumer demand for Disney Plus has exceeded our high expectations. We are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience."
According to the reports, almost 10 million people signed up for Disney plus on the first day of its launch whereas it took three years for HBO to reach 5 million users. With millions of people trying to connect to Disney plus at the same time, caused the server to have some streaming traffic-related issues.
So how do you solve sign in or other errors like 41 and 76, that refrain you from watching your favorite show on Disney plus?
If you can't log in, close the app, then try to log back in some time. Also, check your router and internet connection in case that's the problem. If you are trying to access Disney Plus from the country that currently doesn't have it, using a VPN won't help either. While being in the US, you can call the customer service number or can contact the Disney Plus Help on Twitter. If you can't find the app for Disney plus, try different versions such as Disney plus, Disney+, or Disney as different app stores save the app under different names.
The top technical support team at Disney Plus is working 24x7 to ensure an uninterrupted streaming service to its subscribers. The complaints already appeared to decline with time. Disney stated in a statement: "We are pleased by this incredible response and are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience,"
Since, Disney and its team working hard to make the streaming service a success, we can expect high-quality uninterrupted service without any errors.
The HTC 10 was recently announced by Verizon and they were the first carrier in the US to do so. However, Sprint has just joined in the action with more details about the phone and a clear release date. The Sprint version of the HTC 10 will be available from May 13 on contract and at zero down payment. There will only be a monthly charge of $26 for two years (24 months) as per the contract. Sprint also added that the highly acclaimed smartphone will be using their LTE Plus network for superfast internet speeds. Verizon will still be the first carrier in America to start selling the HTC 10 via pre-orders accepted only through their online store.
The HTC 10 was received very well around the world by techies and the excellent reviews have created quite a bit of demand for the handset in USA as well. If you are not particularly familiar with HTC's flagship smartphone for 2016, you might find them to be quite impressive. Chamfered edges and a metal body hide the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC within, while the front hosts a 5.2" Super LCD 5 display (1440p) at 565 ppi. There is also 4GB of RAM onboard which seems to have become a standard for all flagship devices this year. HTC has significantly slimmed down HTC Sense 8.0 this year and as a result, the experience feels almost the same as stock Android 6.0.1, albeit with a few added features. There are also the famous front-firing HTC BoomSound speakers and a built-in fingerprint scanner inside the Home button.
Fortunately, most Android smartphone manufacturers went back to the drawing board and gave their smartphones an expandable memory card slot. This holds true for the HTC 10 as well, so you can now increase your phone's storage by an additional 200GB. You will of course get an internal memory of 32-GB to begin with. The 12-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash was highlighted by HTC as one of the best features of the smartphone. Not to be outdone, the selfie cam is a 5-megapixel ½.3" sensor with 1.55µm pixel size. The 3,000 mAh battery supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and once fully charged, is reported to provide the user with 27 hours of talk time, along with a standby time of 456 hours.
Did the impressive specs of the HTC 10 get you excited? Do the positive reviews make you want this phone even more? Or will you give this one a pass? Let us know what you think.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
We saw many specs and documents leaked that suggests HTC upcoming flagship will have a QHD display. The latest leaked Wallpaper form the HTC One M9 Plus firmware has a 2880 x 2560 pixel resolution which confirms that the device has a Quad-HD display.
Indeed, if you've been keeping track of this particular side story to the One M9, you'll know that the walls we've seen so far all had a resolution of just 2160 x 1920 (scrollable), suggesting a 1080 x 1920 display for the smaller flagship. In case you didn't know, word on the street is that the One M9 Plus will have a slightly larger (5.1 or 5.2 inches), more pixel-dense screen.
Well, looks like HTC is not done yet... an alleged live photos of HTC One M9 Plus Proto-type device leaked online. The Photos shows an HTC device with a slightly different design, slightly bigger display, huge rear camera sensor cutout in circular as opposed to squarish in the original One M9 that already debuted.
HTC One M9 Plus might debut with two different chipsets - a MediaTek MT6795 model could cater to the Chinese market, while a Snapdragon 810 version will be sold elsewhere. The rest of the device's rumored specs include 5.2" QHD display, fingerprint scanner, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable memory.
We should expect to see the M9 Plus anytime during Q2,2015.
New info leaked regarding the HTC One M9+ also known as "HTC Hima Ultra" indicates that the device will be announced in China. The info came from HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR who reports that it's going to be released not just in Asia, but also in Europe.
HIMA_ULTRA also known as HTC One M9+ will be available on European market. Device will be based on MT6795 chipset.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 25, 2015
In addition to this piece of info, @LlabTooFeR posted no less than 16 wallpapers that should come pre-installed on the One M9 Plus. These are all QHD (2880 x 2560 pixel) wallpapers, you can Download them all from the link below.
The Galaxy S7 is arguably the best smartphone manufactured by Samsung's and it has passed with flying colors in stress tests like water resistance and substantial drop tests. Now we have a point to point comparison of the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s is terms speed and it can be seen that iPhone has won the race in real world performance.
Jerome Ortega, a YouTube channel owner did a performance test of many top devices like the Moto X Pure Edition, the Nexus 6P, the Galaxy S7 edge, and the iPhone 6s Plus.
All of these smartphones are running on a newly installed OS without any sim card along with same set of apps. This test was done to find out how quickly each device runs a series of applications.
In this scenario, the iPhone 6S Plus is backed by 2GB RAM and a dual-core A9 SoC, whereas the Galaxy S7 edge is backed by 4GB RAM and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Tests have proved that, performance wise the new Snapdragon 820 CPU doesn't exceed the A9.
Contrary to the belief that the Galaxy S7 edge will emerge as the faster device, it is shocking to see the iPhone surpassing the latest competitor smoothly (check out the scores in the image above). The iPhone 6s Plus completed the test cycle 17 seconds before the Galaxy S7 edge.
The iPhone 6s is faster than the Galaxy S7 edge, which is quite commendable. It will worthwhile to note that the speed of Nexus 6P is almost same to the Galaxy S7 edge and Moto X Pure is at the bottom.
Samsung Philippines tweeted a photo mocking Apple's latest iPhone 6 Plus. Apple's CEO Steve jobs said in the past on the matter of large smartphones "No one is ever going to buy a big phone," The quote from Jobs dates from July 2010 at an event related to antenna-gate (iPhone 4 release)... However, Apple's made a pretty big 5.5" Smartphone!
As you may recall Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at 4.7" and 5.5", respectively, a display size for smartphones, which Samsung embraced long ago. Naturally, the comment on Samsung's side is snarky and goes "Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds."
While at it, let's also remember another popular Apple ad regarding the perfect phone size, released back when the iPhone 5 became the company's flagship.
Recently, Samsung canceled the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for the original Galaxy S4 mini. Today, the company has just released a new variant called Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus (GT-I9195I). It improves on the chipset, while keeping everything else pretty much the same. This variant will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop later this year.
The I9195I Galaxy S4 mini plus features a 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD screen and runs on the Snapdragon 410 chip with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. Besides the power boost everything else stays the same the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, a 1,900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed.
The device is currently available for sale in many EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. The Galaxy S4 mini plus (aka S4 mini VE) is priced at €239, but we were able to find it on as low as €190.
We have heard of it many times earlier and once again, another report from Korea is indicating the same thing; a 6-inch or bigger model of the Samsung Galaxy S8. According to the latest report, both versions of the S8 will sport dual curved displays this time around, but the S8 Plus will have a 6-inch display instead of the 5.5-inch one we are used to seeing on the larger models of Samsung's S-series every year. The regular S8 will sport the 5.2-inch form factor just as its predecessors, albeit with a curved display.
The report also states that the S8 Plus, in spite of having a larger display than the Galaxy Note 7, will sport similar dimensions. This brings us to an almost established rumor about the Galaxy S8; the edge-to-edge bezel-less display. As you can imagine, the 90% or above screen to body ratio will allow the 6-inch S8 Plus to be just as manageable as the Note 7 was, by cutting out almost all bezel. Rumor also has it that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be launched at a higher price than its predecessors in April, at an exclusive event in New York.
Saikat Kar (tech enthusiast)
After the two ads which Samsung released recently to highlight their new Super AMOLED displays, most of us are quite convinced that we have already taken our first look at the Galaxy S8, courtesy of the manufacturer itself. However, we still do not have an exact idea about the dimensions of the upcoming flagship. As if to fill in that gap, GSMArena has revealed those dimensions for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
If the report is to be believed, then the regular Galaxy S8 will measure 140.14mm x 72.20mm x 7.30mm, while the much larger S8 Plus will have the measurements of 152.38mm x 78.51mm x 7.94mm. In case you are not aware, the S8 Plus will reportedly sport a 6.4-inch display while the size of the regular S8's display will range from anything in between 5.7-inch to 6.2-inch. Both the devices will have a curved/edge display.
What is interesting is that the renders are showing the older micro-USB slot rather than the expected micro-USB Type-C slot. What do you think about the case maker's renders? Are they accurate leaks or just fanciful renders?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
In a matter of weeks, multiple leaks claiming to show the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus have surfaced on the internet. Some of them are renders posted by leaksters on social media, while others are images published by case makers that clearly show us the external design of the two phones, in addition to leaking their exact dimensions. In fact, Samsung themselves showed us a smartphone in their recent Super AMOLED ads, which could very well be the S8 itself. However, none of them showed us how the bigger Galaxy S8 Plus would look from the rear; that is until now.
Given the wideness of the camera hole in the render above, the S8 Plus will probably sport a dual camera setup after all. Note that this suspicion gains further ground after considering the fact that the single camera hole on the back of the regular Galaxy S8'case seems about half of that. There is also an additional button on the left, which will presumably be used to activate Samsung's digital AI assistant, Bixby. Contrary to what previous case renders had shown us, this one is suggesting that both the volume buttons and the power button will retain their positions on the right side of the phone.
Much to our delight, the render shows the 3.5mm audio jack being retained. A single speaker grill can be seen at the bottom right, although other renders have shown that the regular S8 will be sporting dual speakers placed on the top and the bottom. Take this "leaked" render as well as all the others going around the internet with a healthy pinch of salt, because they are in most cases, based on rumors, unconfirmed facts and imagination.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
@OnLeaks has done it again by providing not only the most prominent concept renders of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus we have seen yet, but adding a full 360-degree video to it as well! While what you see here are conceptual renders based on rumors and leaks, we are pretty much sure that when the S8 series does come out next month, the phones will greatly resemble these images.
We can see a glass and metal build with two antennae lines near the bottom and the much anticipated curved display with very slim bezels. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back, right beside the rear camera and as expected, there's no physical Home button. The power button and the volume buttons are all on the left side, with a single button on the right for activating Samsung's own voice assistant Bixby. The 3.5mm headphone jack, a speaker grille, the microphone and the USB Type-C port can be seen at the bottom.
Do you think this is in a way, our first complete look at the Galaxy S8 series? Let us know in the comments. Also check out the first and the second leaked luve images of the actual Galaxy S8 on YouMobile.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Although most of us were expecting the S8 series to get an upgrade in terms of battery size, it's not happening, according to a report from South Korea, brought forward by The Android Soul. The battery capacity of the regular S8 will remain at 3,000mAh, which is the same as the Lithium ion cell currently powering the Galaxy S7. More surprisingly, the S8 Plus will feature an even smaller 3,500mAh battery than the S7 Edge's 3,600mAh cell. It should be noted that this puts the battery capacity of the S8 Plus at exactly the same size as the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The batteries will be manufactured and supplied mainly by Samsung SDI with supplemental supplies from Murata.
It is being guessed that Samsung probably opted out of choosing a bigger battery in order to ensure safety. If this news is indeed true and you are worried about battery life on the S8 smartphones, it might help to know that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip which will be powering the handset is going to be the most power-efficient one yet. Nevertheless, we admit that it is a bit disappointing to know that the batteries are not getting an upgrade.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you just took a look at the fake Galaxy S8 smartphones which have recently started selling online, then rest assured that this is not what you are seeing here. This leak is brought to you by SlashLeaks and from the looks of it, this is the real deal. The photos are high resolution and give us a clear look at both the S8 and the S8+, leaving nothing to the imagination for the official March 29 unboxng event.
On the front, the virtual Home button can be seen in the middle, which is now a part of the Always On display it seems. On the upper bezel, there's the iris scanner, the front camera, the LED notifications light, the ambient light sensor, the earpiece and a few other sensors as well. The Black Pearl color which is what we are seeing here seamlessly blends the curved display with the thin bezels making it look even more beautiful. At the bottom we get to look at the USB Type-C port, the 3.5mm jack and a speaker grill. On the top, there is of course the SIM tray and a secondary microphone. In my personal opinion, the S8 looks slightly more scrumptious this year. What do you think?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We knew that something like this was coming but now we have confirmation. The Galaxy S8 has dethroned two flagship devices from their respective number one positions in the AnTuTu Benchmark test rankings. With a score of 205284, the S8 has officially dethroned both the OnePlus 3T (162423) as the number one Android handset on the list and the iPhone 7 Plus (181807) as the number one handset across all platforms. Check out the video here and see it happen live.
If you are wondering which chip the S8 in question is using, we are not entirely sure. It could be the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895, but whichever one it is, we doubt the results will differ by much on either. What we can tell you is that this is the Galaxy S8 that is being tested in the video, as made evident by the SM-G950 model number and the "Galaxy S8" confirmation given by AnTuTu at the end of the video. Now that we have a new king of benchmarks among us, would you be buying it when it comes out in April?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy C10 Plus is an upcoming device that will probably be limited to certain markets only, just like the rest of the smartphones in the C-series. Nevertheless, the C-series has been quite impressive lately and the C10 Plus doesn't seem to be an exception to that either. Although we don't have a score for you unfortunately, the screenshot you see below does reveals quite a few of the details regarding the internals of the Galaxy C10 Plus.
Display: 1080p Super AMOLED (possibly at more than 6-inches)
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
GPU: Adreno 512
Internal Storage: 64GB
OS version: Nougat 7.1
If this leak is indeed not fake (which it doesn't seem to be), then we know only one thing for sure about the device's released cycle; China is going to be the first country to get it. India could be on the list too, but we will have to wait and see about that one. Would you buy the Galaxy C10 Plus if it became available near you? How much Would you pay for it?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung launched its latest flagship handsets last month at the MWC 2018 and the pre-orders have already opened up since March 6, although you will have to wait till March 16 to buy one from the store. But the question is, should you buy one? Let's try and find out.
Do You have a Galaxy S8/S8 Plus?
No, I am not going to tell you that the S9 and S9 Plus are not much better than their predecessors because frankly speaking, they most certainly are better in a lot of ways. However, the question is, are those added features significant enough for you to upgrade from last year's models? Well, it depends really! If you are someone who must have the latest and best phone, it's a no-brainer; buy the S9/S9 Plus because they do offer more. However, if you are someone who is looking for enough value to justify that upgrade, the answer becomes more complicated.
What Extra Features are You Really Getting?
On one hand, you do get a set of superb cameras with the S9+ that's significantly better than the single camera module on the S8 and S8 Plus, but on the other hand, you have the S9 with just a single camera, which might make you think twice about choosing the smaller device. The good news is that even the single camera on the S9 is better than the one on the S8, thanks to variable aperture and a self-adjusting lens. There's also the better-positioned fingerprint scanner, a more powerful processor, AR emojis, stereo speakers, front cam selfie focus for portraits and it supports super slow-motion (960fps at 720p). Even then, all that isn't quite enough to justify a switch unless you really want to. The stereo speakers are good, but they are nothing to write home about and the super slo-mo mode lasts for just a few secs and even at 720p, the camera needs a lot of light to capture decent footage. The Exynos 9810 and the SD 845 are both more powerful than the Exynos 8895 and the SD 835 from last year, but unless you are running benchmarks, you may never even notice the boost in speed during regular use. Other than the rear cameras, the rest of the features like AR emojis and selfie focus are just gimmicks as well.
Should You Get it Then?
They are still great contenders for becoming the phone of the year and if you have anything that's older than two-years, the S9 Plus is definitely worth the upgrade and then some, but at this point, the S8 and S8 Plus are still going strong and will keep going that way at least until the S10 comes out in 2019. In conclusion, we would say that if you have a S8 or S8+, wait till next year, but if you just have to upgrade now, go for the S9 Plus, because it makes more sense that way.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The "Samsung Unpacked" event is over and as expected, it revealed the much awaited and rumored Galaxy Note 10 series of smartphones with their rainbow colored backs to us.
Unlike ever before, Samsung has unveiled two Galaxy Notes this year; the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. As they are finally here, we have a brief summary for you to get yourself acquainted with the highlight differences between the two devices. Samsung may not have a similar design, but they have certainly taken the full on Apple route to launching devices!
Internal Storage Options and Price
The Galaxy Note 10 is limited to only one RAM/storage option, the 8GB RAM/256 GB internal storage version, which has been priced at $949. The Note 10 Plus on the other hand starts at $1,099 for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant. There will also be a 512GB variant, but we are not clear on the price yet.
The Note 10 Plus 5G will have similar specifications as the Note 10 Plus, but with a 5G modem inside. It will also be about $200 more expensive at $1,299.
Display Size and Resolution
Not only is the Galaxy Note 10 sporting a smaller Super AMOLED display, it's also just FHD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution. The Note 10 Plus on the other hand, is blessed with the expectedly huge, 6.8-inch, QHD+ (1440 x 3040) Super AMOLED displays. Both displays are HDR 10+ compatible though.
They Share Similarity in Excluding the Headphone Jack
Yes, all the rumors and leaks were right, Samsung has finally abandoned the headphone jack, although there really is enough room on both phones to put one in. They also will not include an USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack adapter in the box, like they should have, but will sell you one for $10. Samsung has gone full on Apple apparently!
Cameras and Micro-SD Slots
Both devices have a punch hole notch in front for the single 10-mp selfie cameras, but the Note 10 Plus is the only one with the quad camera module and a micro-SD card slot for those huge image files. The specs for both camera modules are as follows are as below.
Note 10 Plus (Quad Camera Setup)
12 MP, 27mm, wide angle lens with f/1.5-1.8-2.4 variable aperture and OIS.
12 MP, 52mm telephoto lens with f/2.1 aperture and 2x optical zoom.
16 MP, 12mm, ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture.
ToF 3D VGA camera.
Note 10 (Triple Camera Setup)
12 MP, 27mm, wide angle lens with f/1.5-1.8-2.4 variable aperture and OIS.
12 MP, 52mm telephoto lens with f/2.1 aperture and 2x optical zoom.
16 MP, 12mm, ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture.
Battery Size and Color Options
The Note 10 has a significantly smaller 3500mAh battery (25W fast charging), as compared to the Note Plus's 4300mAh battery (45W fast charging).
Both the smartphones will come in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black colors, although the rainbow colors of the Aura Glow will likely be the favorite this year.
All said and done, the Galaxy Note 10 should have been called Note 10 Lite, while the Note 10 Plus should have simply been named as Note 10. Samsung is trying to stay away from the cheaper "lite" tag apparently, but the Note 10 is essentially a watered down version of what we all expected the Note 10 to be, while the Note 10 Plus is for all intents and purposes, exactly the Note 10 should be.
Every year we see better technology coming up in the mobile industry and so is the number of Android phones is growing. Some are good, some are not so good. Some devices are really exciting like foldable Galaxy Z flip, whereas others are slightly boring. Among all of these handsets coming every year, one device that has been successfully impressed many with lots of exciting features and innovative designs is Samsung's Galaxy S series.
Samsung Galaxy S10 was undoubtedly the best-selling smartphone for the company last year. And this year, Samsung decided to launch a trio of phones with the Galaxy S20, S20, and S20 ultra. These are very technically impressive gadgets but comes with a high price tag, not something that everyone can afford. You can argue about the price, but there is no denying that they get a lot of attention compared to the budget-friendly Chinese rival's devices.
Although there are three models of the Galaxy S20, their core is very similar. All three phones have 120Hz display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 processor, expandable storage, water resistance, and offers wireless charging. Out of three models, the Galaxy S20 is the cheapest one but it doesn't have support for mmWave 5G network and has the smallest battery.
All three models have the same Android 10 with One UI 2.0 operating system and use the dame processing chip. They have the same memory 12GB whereas the Galaxy S20 also comes with 16GB memory. The storage is limited to 128GB for Galaxy S20 whereas other variants are getting 128GB and 512GB models. The storage can be expanded to 1TB.
The primary rear camera for Galaxy S20 and S20+ are 12MP whereas for Galaxy S20 ultra it goes up to 108MP with f/1.8. The second rear camera is 64MP telephoto lens and 48MP for Galaxy S20 ultra. The third camera is 12MP for all models and only Galaxy S20 ultra has the fourth camera. The front camera is 10MP for Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and 40MP for Galaxy S20 ultra. The batteries are 4,000mAh, 4500mAh, and 5000mAh for Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 ultra respectively.
The Galaxy S20 series has a much higher refresh rate as compared to the previous phones. The 120Hz display on the S20 makes everything looks so flawless and faster compared to the traditional 60Hz displays. Samsung has offered four colors this time, including cloud blue, cloud pink, cosmic grey, and cosmic black.
Over the past couple of years, the wireless earbuds have grown from a luxury into a necessity. There is no shortage of the company's manufacturing earbuds but recently there has been some trend towards the Samsung Galaxy Buds, and now they have released the second generation.
So should you buy the Galaxy Buds Plus? The biggest advantage of using the earbuds is the way they work with Android. Although pretty much all kinds of earbuds work okay with Android in one way or another, even you can connect Apple's AirPods. However, a lot of them lack these lack extra features on the platform. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus, there are many extra features available, especially if you own a Samsung phone.
On a Samsung smartphone, just pair the earbuds with the phone and you will be greeted with a pop-up that displays the battery status of each bud and the case too. It is exactly how Apple works with AirPods. However, this isn't available to all phones. If you own a Google Pixel 4, you need to download an extra app. Once the app is installed, you will have control over the buds plus to customize taps and the like. But you won't get any pop-up with battery information. This has to be checked within the app only.
Samsung has included a USB-C port on the back of the charging case and a Qi wireless chagrining receiver inside the case. The earbuds have pretty good battery life and can last up to 11 hours by Samsung's rating. I don't think that anyone would use the earbuds for that long but even if you use it aa for 4,5 hours, the battery hardly gets any drainage.
There are a few different sound profiles in the Samsung app but if you settled down Dynamic, this sounds pretty normal. The Normal setting although won't get you the best result. Another big plus here is the Spotify integration that enables you to assign a long-press on either bud to a Spotify shortcut. This shortcut initiates Spotify on your connected phone to play either your most recent track or your daily mix playlists.
Now, to talk about the cons or not so good features of the earbuds. The buds plus case isn't huge but still unflattering and thick and the default sound profile isn't so good. Samsung has used two microphones to make call audio to sound better and isolate your voice but you may not find the quality of the mics quite impressive.
The next Samsung Galaxy S30 or as it might be called the Samsung Galaxy S21 is likely to be a powerful smartphone, but it might not be quite as high-tech as we are hoping so. Recently Samsung Galaxy S30 was spotted on Geekbench but its specs and scores on the benchmark weren't overly impressive.
According to the benchmark result, the phone has the same amount of memory as the Galaxy S20, Android 11, and an Exynos 2100 chipset. The last thing is interesting because there isn't much upgrade to this model in terms of specs. The fact that we never heard of this processing chip before, so this could be fake or misleading. And even if it's real, it's going to be based on pre-release hardware, so the speed of Samsung Galaxy S30 plus would be better.
There are some rumors about Samsung using the chipset called the Exynos 1000 in the Galaxy S30 range. You might have guessed that the Exynos 2100 is better and faster than Exynos 1000 but the multi-core score of 3,060 and a single-core score of 1,030 listed here are both below an early benchmark of the Exynos 1000. Samsung might put the Snapdragon chipset in the US version of the Galaxy S30.
The phone will be running Android 11 out of the box, with Samsung's overall of OneUI. An early report suggested that the phone will be using at least 4,800 mAh battery for the Samsung Galaxy S30+ that is a slight upgrade from its predecessor's 4,500mAh battery.
Android Google+ App has just got a major update to version 6.3.0 with the New "G+" Logo, icons and update User Interface . The new version also packs the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. Once you install this new version you'll notice the new launcher icon along with the new Google logo is used all around the App.
Also, the Google+ v6.3 app also loads animated GIF image better and faster than previous versions for best viewing experience.
Google+ v6.3 Change-log :
• Collections is a new feature that lets you group posts by topic
• GIF images now load much faster
• Updated post designs
• Performance improvements and bug fixes
You can now Download the Official Google+ v6.3 APK below if you don't want to wait for the update to hit your device.
Oppo has released the Oppo Reno 5 Pro in India and it will become the first smartphone to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus in the sub-continent. Oppo has brought some middle-range mobile features except the latest powerful Dimensity 1000 plus chipset. The phone has a 6.5-inch large Full HD super AMOLED display with a 90Hz display refresh rate instead of the trending 120Hz refresh rate making the headlines. The mobile features 2400x1080 pixels at 402ppi. Oppo has integrated some advanced AI-powered video capture features that can get you a far better and sharper video in portrait mode. The phone has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. You can't extend the storage as there isn't any MicroSD slot in the device.
Oppo Reno 5 pro is a successor to the Oppo Reno 4 Pro from 2020, only this time the device has a more powerful processor, a slightly larger battery, and 5G support. The interesting factor here is the price, as you get a few more advanced features and an AI-enabled camera at the same price as its predecessor at Rs. 35,990. The device has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the rear panel and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover for the front display. Overall the device is slim and low weight. The build quality seems expensive and comfortable to hold in with one hand. The device has a 4,350mAh battery with 65W super VOOC 2.0 fast charging technology.
The device runs on ColorOS 11.1 which is based on Android 11 out of the box. It comes with lots of pre-installed apps that can be uninstalled if you want. These apps include weather, music, browser, theme store, etc. The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G features a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera sensor, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera sensor. The front side of the device features a 32-megapixel camera for selfies. You can shot up to 4k videos but with 4k you won't get any image stabilization that is limited to 1080p. For connectivity, it uses 4G LTE support, 5G FDD/TDD, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
The Apple September Event has revealed almost everything to us earlier today, so let us look at the details of the biggest announcement of the evening, the iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7 Plus
Chipset: The same Apple A10 chip that powers its smaller brother will also power the iPhone 7 Plus and hopefully with a clock speed of 2.4GHz.
Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Retina Display with 401ppi that's about 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s Plus.
Camera: 12-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with 2X optical zoom, OIS, depth-of-field (upcoming), faster sensor and better aperture.
Battery: The capacity wasn't specifically mentioned, but one can expect it to last even longer than the 12-hour browsing time on LTE bands, claimed by Apple for the regular iPhone 7 as it has a bigger battery.
Storage, release date and price: Pre-orders for the both the iPhones will begin on September 9 and they will go on sale from September 16 internationally. Both devices will be available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. The 32GB iPhone 7 Plus will set you back by USD 769, the 128GB variant will cost you USD 869 and the mega 256GB version will be available for a whopping USD 969.
Color options: Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for purchase in Jet Black (128GB and 256GB only), Matte Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold colors.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is gone in the two devices, although a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter is included in the package, along with the brand new Lightning EarPods. 3D Touch or pressure sensitive display technology has been taken a step further by Apple as the phones do not have a physical Home button anymore. The solid state Home button replacing it will provide "taptic feedback," which is a combination of pressure sensitivity and the resulting haptic feedbacks that will vary depending on the action. Both smartphones are water-resistant with an IP67 rating and they feature an extra speaker on top for a much better audio experience than before.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We are not sure what's going on but premium flagship smartphones from the most popular manufacturers in the entire world seem to be blowing up a lot recently! Samsung is hardly out of the fix that it landed in after certain Galaxy Note 7 devices around the world started to catch fire spontaneously, and we already have a report that an Apple iPhone 7 Plus has exploded! Keep in mind though that the legitimacy of the claim has not yet been established and it might just be a hoax.
KroopTheSnoop is a Reddit user who uploaded pictures of a burnt iPhone 7 Plus, complete with the singed box. According to the user, the iPhone was ordered by one of his co-workers and arrived in the condition as is pictured above. In the words of the customer, "I'm not certain, but something happened between the factory and delivery."
Some users on Reddit have pointed out that the phone pictured above seems to have a black front face, while the body is Rose Gold. This would indeed be suspicious as such a color combination is not produced by Apple, provided that it isn't an effect of the explosion or a trick of the light. We will just have to wait and see if more of these incidents begin to pop up in the news.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Take a look at these iPhone 7 live images that are stirring up brand new rumors about the upcoming Apple smartphone. What we have here is an iPhone 7 Plus/Pro in black, complete with the dual camera setup and POGO pins at its rear. True to what we had heard before, it seems like Apple has done away with the 3.5mm jack altogether. While the phone does look quite stunning in black, it has raised new questions.
Things have become quite confusing as this is a 5.5-inch device with the dual camera setup, which is what we were expecting the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro to sport. According to previous reports, there will be only two versions of the iPhone this year and only the higher end Plus/Pro will have the dual camera setup, but not the POGO pins as we see here on this device. The smartphone seen in these images is clearly sporting both the rear POGO pins and the dual camera setup, which is countering the previously established rumors and reports. We will found out more on September 7, when the next iPhones will be reportedly unveiled.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
AnTuTu just released its latest score sheets and we took a look at it to find out why the iPhone is considered to be the "King" of smartphones by a lot of experts. As the new version of the AnTuTu benchmark 6.0 app now allows for cross-platform score comparisons with iOS, the iPhone 6s Plus is sitting comfortably on top with a whopping 132620 points! From the look of things, it might be a safe bet to declare that the A9 chip powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has by far, the most powerful mobile GPU yet.
The next most dominant device on the list is the Kirin 950 driven Huawei Mate 8 with 92746 points, but when compared to the number one score on this list, the difference just feels astounding. The Meizu Pro 5 and the Galaxy S6 series, both share the same SoC but the Exynos 7420 in the Meizu inches ahead because of a lower resolution display (1080p on the Meizu Pro 5 vs. 1440p on the S6 series).
After the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the older iPhone 6 Plus once again beats the likes of Oneplus 2, LeTV Le1 Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro and the popular Nexus 6p. Although architecture of iOS and Android are different, the results are convincing enough for fans to crown Apple's iPhone 6s Plus as the most powerful smartphone of 2015.
Many users made fun of Apple's New iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch that was revealed yesterday. Apple introduced three new devices with features that were ALREADY available for Android users years ago. Also, Apple entered the Smartwatches market with its New "Watch" that have all the features that are already available on any Android Wear Powered Smartwatch.
Comparing the iPhone 6 with the Nexus 4 we get the exact same features, size and display but a different OS and different release time. The Nexus 4 as released in [Nov,2012], iPhone 6 [Sept,2014]. Here's the Photo that Compares the iPhone 6 vs. Nexus 4.
Also Here's another photo that started spreading online telling the fact that iPhone 6's A8 chip is made and Manufactured by Samsung (Apple's biggest competitor).
Tim Cook took the stage at the start of today's event and almost immediately announced the new iPhone 6. The Apple iPhone 6 is based on iPod touch looks and has a 4.7" screen. Apple Also announced the iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch too.
The iPhone 6 screen is protected by "Ion-strengthened glass", which is curved around the edges for a more seamless experience when swiping. The screen itself is an LCD with "Retina HD," which translates to 750 x 1,334 pixels. This pushes the pixel density to 348ppi. Despite the new resolution, apps will "just work" thanks to a desktop-class scaler. This will only be needed until devs update their apps to support the new resolution.
The 8MP iSight camera is back for a fourth year in a row. Apple claims the sensor is slightly larger now - it has a 1.5µ pixels, features phase detection autofocus and sits behind an f/2.2 aperture. There's no OIS though, it relies on digital stabilization. The camera can shoot panoramas up to 43MP. The iPhone 6 prices are listed above.
As for the iPhone 6 Plus. It's built around a 5.5" IPS LCD display with an Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels 1080p). The pixel density is 401 ppi and iOS 8 has been tweaked to take full advantage of the larger display.
The back of the iPhone 6 Plus is made of anodized aluminum and the stainless steel frame of the phone ensures its rigidity.
The user interface has been optimized to take advantage of the larger screen and offers split-screen mode in several apps like earlier leaks suggested.
The new 64-bit A8 chip that powers the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is built using the 20nm manufacturing process. Thanks to this it's more power efficient, while still offering 25% more CPU power and 50% GPU boost. The iPhone 6 Plus Prices are listed above.
The Apple Watch comes with a square screen and comes in 38mm and 42mm cases. There will be an 18 karat gold version, a more affordable stainless steel and aluminum versions will be available too. The steel version will be called Watch Sport, the gold one will be Watch Edition. All will have changeable wristbands, ceramic backs and sapphire screens. Six different bands will be available at launch.
The screen will not be always-on, it activates when you lift your wrist. The Glances feature lets you can swipe through pages of information on the touchscreen. The touch-screen is force-sensitive and you can add custom gestures.
Alternatively, you can use the digital crown to interact with the watch, including zooming in on the maps application. Siri will of course work with the Apple Watch. The watch won't have you typing in answers, it will recognize questions from incoming messages and offer appropriate responses. Or you could use Siri for voice dictation.
The watch can monitor your heart rate but relies on the iPhone for GPS positioning. Apple didn't announce the Apple Watch Price but it's Coming Early 2015 (Q1,2015).
Apple's first Phablet, the iPhone 6 plus is facing a huge issue that appears to be a design or a manufacturing flaw. Various reports around the web is saying that the iPhone 6 plus can bend easily while sitting in a user's front pocket or dropped to the ground.
As you can see in the video below, the iPhone 6 Plus does indeed appear to bend easily. The person in the video also observed before the test that his device already displayed slight indentation. The weak spot appears to be on its left side, right below the volume buttons.
According to an unofficial engineering opinion, the iPhone 6 Plus might be a victim of its elegant aluminum unibody. The device's significant footprint doesn't help its case either, as, combined with the thin body, it affects its bending strength.
It was only yesterday that the iPhone 6 duo went on sale in China and we're already hearing the first juicy reports.
Apparently, China Unicom, the country's second biggest carrier, has hired on-site tailors for its store in Shanghai to offer the service of pocket enlargement to those customers who opt for the bigger iPhone 6 Plus.
It's highly unlikely however that these "Pocket Plus" adjustment services are anything more than a cleverly devised publicity stint. Big-screen smartphones are no novelty in Asia and I doubt that customers there need any pocket adjustment to accommodate the late-to-the-big-screen-party iPhone.
The Nexus 6 is a big phone, the biggest Nexus Smartphone to date. You can tell that from the display size (5.95"). But nothing drives the point home than watching it being compared with phones that we are already familiar with.
This hands-on with the Nexus 6 and there are two images from the article that are worth focusing on. The first is the image above, where the Nexus 6 (6-inch) sits next to the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch). Now the iPhone 6 Plus is a big phone, but the Nexus 6 isn't that much bigger despite packing half an inch of extra screen.
Samsung is starting a new anti-Apple media campaign, the latest Video posted by Samsung on its official YouTube channel was talking about the Galaxy Note series and how Apple allegedly imitates it with the new, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple was against "Big Phones" and now after she saw the sales of Samsung's Galaxy Note series and the market demand for larger screen, Apple changed it's mind with the iPhone 6 Plus.
The latest reports suggests that Samsung may be preparing to file a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the latest Apple iPhone 6 Plus smartphone is copying or imitates it's Galaxy Note 4 phablet. If Samsung is serious about this lawsuite, we can expect a whole new war-in-court between Apple and Samsung.
BTW, The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can't be purchased yet, as its launch is scheduled for the October,10th. At the same time, Apple is already taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 Plus, and will release it on September,19th.
Back in 2015, the Moto G3 Turbo was released in Novemeber by Lenovo as an upgraded edition of the regular G3. This time around though, there will be no such delays because both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus has been unveiled together. As expected, "Motorola" is no longer a part of the Moto G series and is therefore replaced by the "Lenovo Moto" branding instead. We like the fact that the familiar "M" logo at the back is retained as promised.
The G4 has a bumped up Full HD resolution this year and the SoC has been upgraded to a brand new Snapdragon 617. Unfortunately, the RAM onboard is still 2GB. It will be available in two internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB, but thankfully, both versions will have a micro-SD card slot. The rear camera is probably still using the same 13-megapixel sensor we saw last year, while the 5-megapixel front camera sports an 84-degree wide-angle lens for group selfies. All this is going to be powered by the 3,000 mAh battery inside that also supports quick charging.
As you would expect, the Moto G4 Plus is an upgraded version of the G4 with a front facing fingerprint scanner and a much more powerful camera. At the back, the G4 Plus sports a 16-megapixel OmniVision PureCell Plus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.3µm pixels. There is also hybrid autofocus, which is achieved by combining laser autofocus and phase detection together. The front camera is the same 5-megapixel wide-angel camera that is also used in the regular G4. It seems like there will be three versions of the G4 Plus; 16GB internal storage with 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. Moto phones are known for always running the latest version of Android and keeping true to that legacy, both the 4th generation Moto G handsets will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box.
All versions of the two smartphones will exclusively be available via Amazon India and the pricing details are as follows.
Moto G4 16GB - N/A
Moto G4 32GB - N/A
Moto G4 Plus 16GB - INR 13,499/$200/€180
Moto G4 Plus 32GB - INR 14,999/$225/€200
Moto G4 Plus - 64GB - N/A
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Ever since Motorola was acquired by Chinese company Lenovo, the company is releasing low-to-mid range smartphone every year. This year, Moto has released a few budget range smartphones but it seems that company has more to offer. Recently, the first image of Moto E6 plus surface over internet and know we know how it will look.
The Moto E6 plus has the most modern design we have seen on E-series phones so far, which justifies the ‘plus' tag. It features a water drop notch display with relatively slim bezels at the top and bottom. There are also two rear cameras on the back side along with the LED flash and fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the iconic Moto logo. We don't have the confirmed specs of the E6 Plus but surely, this isn't similar or remake of E6.
The moto E6 plus likely to have Android Pie out of the box just like the E6. The Moto E6 was codenamed surfna. The display is 5.45-inches with a resolution of 1440 x 720 and is powered by the Snapdragon 430. In regards to the camera situation, the Moto E6 has a single 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, in addition to a 5MP f/2.0 front-facing camera. Other highlights include 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.
Since the Motorola re-joined the mobile industry, it was relying on the small budget but last year in December Motorola President Sergio Buniac announced that it would bring a flagship smartphone in early 2020. The company didn't say much about the phone and kept everything so secret - even we had to know about its name (now confirmed) through rumors. But that doesn't stop rumors to surface as the New Year started. Thanks to the renders leaked by OnLeaks and PriceBaba, now we know how the Motorola Edge Plus might look like. After looking at the pictures the first thing you might notices is one of the 2019's most polarizing features - a waterfall display.
For the selfie camera, the smartphone uses a cutout to house the front camera lens. On the back of the phone, you will see a triple-lens camera array arranged in a vertically aligned fashion. Another imagery leak suggests that the smartphone will feature a 108MP primary sensor on the standard variant of the phone. The back of the device doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and we might expect the in-display fingerprint sensor on the phone. There is also a possibility that the fingerprint reader is integrated with one of the buttons on the side, but that might not be the case.
Furthermore, the leaked renders of the Motorola Edge Plus suggests a headphone jack at the top and a USB-C port at the bottom of the device.
Rumors suggest that the Motorola Edge plus has a 6.67-inch 2,340 x 1,080 display that runs from edge to edge. It will most likely support a 90Hz display refresh rate. It is also expected to come with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity support. The phone also supports the 5G network.
The Motorola President Buniac said it would be the fastest 5G phone on the Qualcomm's flagship smartphone with 5G speeds greater than 5Gbps. The phone may launch several new applications with the phone including the Moto assistant, Moto Game Time, and Moto audio. Game Time has introduced a customizable toolbar for users to easily access settings and other tools useful while playing games. Some of these features could include notification blocking, brightness locking, and more.
The Moto G series has finally a 5G model. This is one of the most popular budget series around, that now caters to people who want a 5G connectivity for their phone. Meet the latest Moto G 5G plus. It's not just a phone for 5G but also a heavy specs step up in a range of other areas. The first phone in the G series was introduced only 9 months ago, and barely a month since the last one. The phone also gets the biggest screen of any other device in the Moto G. It comes with a 6.7-inches diagonally, and it's also got a 21:9 aspect ratio. Plus, this is the first Moto G phone to have a fingerprint sensor mounted on the side.
So, the Moto G 5G plus is the biggest step for a Moto G phone in a while. As per news the company's Motorola Edge just came out and the next Moto flagship Razr 2020 is likely coming soon. The phone was initially launched in the UK and Europe, but not confirmed for the other regions so far. The biggest change is the vertical camera bump and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The placement doesn't feel comfortable; especially if you have small hands.
The Moto G 5G (weird name, right) has a massive six cameras in total, which is a huge number for a budget-category phone. On the rear of the handset there's a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth-sensing camera, then on the front there's a 16MP main and another 8MP ultra-wide snapper for solo and group selfies respectively. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset, which is surprisingly advanced. The phone comes in either 4GB or 6GB of RAM models. The phone is 5G-compatible too as we mentioned earlier. The Moto G 5G plus operates on Android 10, with a Google-made UI, and not a custom overlay as most manufacturers use. If budget is your main concern, and you can wait, this could be your phone but there are certainly better 5G phones out there with a better camera.
We exclusively reported many times that Samsung was planning to update Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Neo+ to Android Lollipop later this year, and users has been waiting for more than 9 months now. Today, Samsung has just started rolling-out the first official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the Galaxy Note 3 Neo+ (SM-N7505) to some regions as a test release.