Archive | May, 2018

​Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: New Cutting Edge Features

Posted on 31 May 2018

Android smartphone giant Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S9. Tech enthusiasts will welcome the subtle enhancements the company has made this time maintaining the feel and look similar to S8. The company has opted for the strategy often followed by various rival brands. Samsung made minor modifications that resulted in a boost of the overall performance of the device. Also, the users will find various cutting-edge features in S9 – not available in S8.

Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a durable aluminum rim. The smartphone is also incorporated with Gorilla glass for absolute protection against minor fall damage (the screen is layered with five glass coatings). You will find the thickness of bezel has been reduced a bit above and below the screen making it a top-notch smartphone – and some say it has already given the iPhone X a run for its money.

Also, the company has done considerable work and finally moved the fingerprint scanner beneath the camera of the phone. The designers and developers have used metal and glass to design and kept its curved display. The Galaxy S9 is also IP68 water-resistance. The handset also features a microSD card slot.

The display offers rich colors with splendid contrast which put its rival brands in the rearview mirror. Although it is curved with 5.8 inch AMOLED quad-brightness, the handset allows you to customize colors adjusting the amount of green, blue, red as per your choice. The Galaxy S9 supports mobile HDR10 streaming HDR content from Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Moreover, Samsung has considerably enhanced the sound quality of the phone, featuring dual speakers in the device. As for the camera, you will absolutely love what the tech giant has done; the developers came up with an innovative camera with dual-aperture shutter and a powerful frame.

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​Oppo R11s Review: Dual Camera Upgrade

Posted on 29 May 2018

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is thriving to provide cutting-edge smartphones at a low cost. The company launched their R11s handset recently and every aspect of its design is creating a buzz. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim it a mid-range phone with jaw-dropping functionality. Also, Oppo released the handset in two sizes.

The 6.01-inch one is available in Australia only. However, for those who prefer phablets, they can consider buying Oppo R11s Plus with a 6.43-inch display. The company offers futuristic features in a mid-range phone which might make rival smartphone brands run for their money.

Unlike its predecessor, the new Oppo phone comes with reduced bezel size making it appear similar to Huawei Mate 10 pro and Samsung Galaxy S8. The developers removed the home button – a feature common in previous Oppo phones. The new design sports an on-screen navigation bar. You will find a fingerprint sensor placed to the rear of the handset which comparatively works fast than many notable brands.

Although Oppo had introduced face unlock feature long ago on their flagship F5 model, the company has significantly enhanced the speed and performance of the functionality in the R11s incorporating secure facial recognition technology.

You will get a combination of a micro SD and a dual SIM slot on the right side with thin edges. For music fans, Oppo incorporated a 3.5mm headphone jack. Plus, the phone has 64GB of onboard storage.

Moreover, Oppo has also worked on creating a durable and scratch-resistant screen for people who often drop their phones – so no need to worry anymore. The fantastic 3,200mAh battery lasts up to eight hours and doesn’t take long to fully charge.

For the camera, Oppo is still ahead of various brands with a 20MP front-facing camera aiming to improve your selfie experience – and the phone comes with pre-installed with beautify.

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Monster Superstar S100 Wireless Speaker Review

Posted on 25 May 2018

When looking for a portable speaker, everyone concerns about will this speaker provide surround sound or not? It seems like Monster Superstar S100 has been launched to solve your query. Investing in a portable speaker means you want to enjoy some great music while doing chores. It brings a lot of disappointment when the speaker does not provide sound in each corner of your room. The company has considered the fact this time. And Superstar S100 is creating buzz for its loud and clear sound.

You will find two speaker grills on each side. One end introduces micro USB charge port and an audio jack whereas the other end sports a button for Bluetooth syncing and powering. You will also get silver bolts on either side giving it an industrial look. On the top, you will see Monster insignia embossed. There are rubber grips given as well to provide support to the speaker while music is thumping.

You will be pretty excited to learn that the S100 is IPX7 rated for waterproofing. It is a waterproof speaker which means you can take it to summer pool parties without giving it a second thought. Plus, it comes with a strap making it convenient for you to carrying around.

The features are easy-to-use. You need to connect the Superstar via Bluetooth or an audio jack. Also, you will find syncing quite straightforward without any significant issues. Moreover, the battery life is satisfactory as well. It can go up for good six hours.

When it comes to sound, you won’t regret investing money to Superstar S100. It thumps out the jaw-dropping bass. You will hear clear sound from each grill. If you want an improved music experience, listen to music while facing one of the grills in front of you, and you will hear the audio.

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​Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Extraordinary Phone for Ordinary Life

Posted on 24 May 2018

Nokia has launched fast functioning with splendid battery life. Sirocco sports premium design with surprisingly minimum bezels. Isn’t it cool? Nokia 8 Sirocco is a luxurious smart-phone just like company’s popular version from the past Nokia 8800. You will get a similar vibe from Sirocco. It is super sleek with a curvier screen. The handset offers stainless steel frame along with a glass back. Nokia 8 is 7.5mm thin and measures 140.9 x 73 mm. Not to mention, the handset is comfortable to hold. It is dense and gives a solid feel.

You will find SIM tray on the left side to insert nano-SIM. On the back side, you will see the dual camera module along with a two-tone flash placed on the right side. The developers have provided fingerprint sensor that works rapidly when you are locking or unlocking the smart-phone. The handset comes with a USB Type-C port and with a single speaker. You will also get a pair of premium earphones offering surround sound which most smart-phones have failed to deliver.

It is worth noting that the Nokia 8 Sirocco is IP67 certified. The smart-phone sports reduced bezels and a wider screen. You will get a touch of BlackBerry Priv and Galaxy S7 Edge as Sirocco comes with a 16:9 aspect screen and curvier edges. Additionally, the developers have incorporated P-OLED screen technology. Nokia 8 Sirocco sports jaw-dropping brightness levels as well.

You can use it with ease in the daylight or extremely sunny days. The screen made with OLED technology, you should expect the colors to pop. Almost all smart-phones display time and notification, Nokia 8 Sirocco will show next calendar appointments on the screen. It is a sturdy handset with splendid functioning and Nokia 8 Sirocco could become your next smart-phone!

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​Oculus Go Review: Standalone VR Headset

Posted on 17 May 2018

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim Oculus Go as a new breed of VR tech. This VR headset has a built-in computer. It means you can start watching a movie or playing a game as soon as you put the Oculus Go on. There is no more hassle of connecting headset with your smartphone or gaming console. Oculus go doesn’t need any set up or external tracking sensors. You only need to pick up the controller and it will begin functioning. Isn’t that fantastic?

The headset comes with 5.5inch, 538 ppi panel along with the sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution. The developers and brilliant designers have removed the “screen-door” effect which was a significant problem in the company’s previous flagship headsets. Also, fast-switch LCD display is incorporated into the Go to provide better pixel experience to the users. You will find pixels larger and there will be fewer chances of screen-door effect.

The goggles in Oculus Go are made with topnotch quality. The developers have built them into the strap-mounts allowing the comfortable goggles to sit on each side of your head. The company has released their VR headset with spectacular speakers – which is fantastic for movie buffs and gamers. The device is going to provide you with an otherworldly experience for sure!

You will find numerous VR apps in the in Oculus Go. It comes with three degrees of freedom (DoF) similar to the previous Gear VR. You will not find touchpad on sides of the headset. However, two buttons are given on the top; one to control volume and other for power on/off. Gamers will be delighted to learn that you can find all the fun games apps from Oculus store in no time. Simply download the app on your phone which is available for both iOS and Android users.

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​Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

Posted on 16 May 2018

The Chinese giant Huawei has finally launched P20 and users will find it the most interesting smartphone of 2018. You may find some specs similar to company’s flagship release Huawei P20 Pro including the design of the phone. However, Pro sports tri-camera configuration and P20 comes with a dual-camera setup, both cameras are co-engineered by German optics titan – Leica.

Huawei P20 comes with the 5.8-inch LCD screen. It provides 1,080 x 2,244, IPS RGBW panel which sports the right amount of brightness. Huawei P20 allows you to adjust the whiteness of the screen as per ambient light. This interesting feature was only found on the iPad and iPhone earlier but now you can experience it on your P20 as well. It has an option to switch between normal (sRGB) or vivid (DCI P3) modes.

Additionally, if you find yourself running out of battery, you can simply reduce the resolution to 720p. You will find the home button at the bottom of the screen and you can use the home button as a fingerprint mode if you are not a fan of face-recognition technology. For music lovers, Huawei P20 could be the best choice as it delivers a fantastic sound and rich audio. A single loudspeaker is given at the bottom located near USB-C slot on the left side.

Huawei P20 is fast and responsive. The overall performance of the smartphone is spectacular as it powered by octa-core 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip. The device offers 128GB storage and 4GB of RAM. You will get a solid battery life along with a 12-megapixel camera and 1/2.3 sensor and a 1.55um pixel, which are undeniably larger than most smartphones sports. Huawei P20 delivers stunning snaps as it combines with an aperture of f/1.6, 4 in 1 hybrid focus on the mono camera. The specs and functioning are no doubt convincing enough to give P20 a try.

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​Acer Aspire E15 Review: Better Everyday Laptop

Posted on 11 May 2018

Acer has launched its Aspire E15 with some jaw-dropping specs. Finding a top-notch and pocket-friendly laptop is not an easy task. Thereby, the machine could become your final choice if you are looking for a solid laptop with long battery life, optical drive, and comfortable keyboard on a budget.

Acer Aspire E15 sports a simple design and offers a laptop mode only. The laptop weighs 4.9 pounds and it is 1.2 inches thick. You will get a pair of USB 3.0 ports, VGA port, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, along with USB type-C port and security lock slot on the left side. The E15 comes with an SD memory reader, headphone jack, DVD-RW double layer drive, and power input. The developers have incorporated optical driver which you can rarely find in latest laptops.

The display of the machine is not touch-sensitive and it sports a 15.6-inch screen. The 1920 x 1080 panel allows you to experience details due to the 74% production of the sRGB spectrum. Also, the overall performance of the display will enhance your work or movie experience alike.

Aspire E15 comes with a backlit keyboard including a number pad. And it provides a comfortable typing experience. You will also find a 4.1 x 3.0-inch touchpad working fine without creating a hassle. It can also recognize Windows 10’s navigational gestures correctly as well.

Acer’s newest machine is equipped with 8 GB of memory and Intel Core i5-8250U processor. Aspire E15 provides fast speed in multitasking sessions. This quality makes it an ideal option for students and professionals alike. You can work on multiple Google chrome tabs including Google Docs, Slack, and Giphy at the same time and it functions without a single pause. Moreover, for audio, E15 sports splendid speakers that provide rich sound and accurate bass which will make your YouTube or Netflix experience enjoyable.

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