Archive | August, 2018

Motorola Moto G6 Play Review: Big Battery Power

Posted on 03 August 2018

If you are looking for a smartphone with top-notch specs, you may appeal to Moto G6 play. The handset sports excellent dual-rear cameras, fast charging, near-stock version of Android Oreo, a sleek design and splendid battery life. Motorola has done significant work on the camera which makes it an enhanced version of company’s flagship version Moto G5.

As per current smartphone trend, the developers have opted for a 5.7 inch 18:9 screen ratios making the screen taller and narrower than Motorola’s previous handsets with 720 HD display. Now, you can enjoy your favorite Netflix shows, even games on a wider, crisp, and clear screen. You will not find software in the Moto G6 Play flashy. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, can control various extra applications.

Moreover, the software will surely enhance your daily tasks such as scrolling through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. It runs camera without interruption – and handles games like Monument Valley and Super Mario Run pretty well. No question, the upgrades in 6G Play are functional and fun. Moto G6 Play comes with splendid battery life with a 4000 mAh battery that can last up to 36 hours and the 10W rapid charger gives you hours of power in just minutes.

The developers have incorporated a single 13-megapixel rear camera enabling you to capture high-quality photos not only in natural light but in the dark environments as well. So, do not hesitate to bring your G6 Play in restaurants featuring dim lights. You can even showcase your photography skills even in the nighttime street scene with the device. The selfie camera of Moto Play sports flashlight like Moto G6. You will also get a 960×540-pixel resolution slow motion video with the handset.

Moto G6 is a slim phone, feels lighter which makes it an easy-to-grip device. You will find major changes in the G6 Play. The device comes with an additional coating to offer water resistance.

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Apple HomePod Review: A Purposeful Speaker

Posted on 02 August 2018

No question Apple devices have evolved over the years. And Apple HomePod is just another example of it. The portable speaker featuring accurate and high Siri voice, attractive design, and surround sound may become a stunning addition to your smart-home. With iOS 11.4, HomePod offers stereo pairing along with new multi-room audio support to improve the functioning of the smart speaker.

The setup of HomePods is quite easy – simply place the pair of HomePod speakers in the same room. The first speaker will sense that the second one is nearby. It will ask whether you want to pair them or not. You only need to activate one of them when using Siri commands. Moreover, iOS 11.4 devices come with default AirPlay 2. Plus, you can select multi-room audio in Control Center. It allows you to adjust the volume of each speaker. After installing, ask Siri to play music either in one room or in more.

The speaker is dense and weighs around 2.5kg with 172mm (6.8-inch) high frame. It sports a woofer along with seven tweeters with separate amplifier and six microphones spread around to pick-up your voice when you activate Siri. Apple HomePod sports only one wire, which prevents the hassle of long cords completely. This advanced device encourages you to control and manage it via Siri.

It is simple and functional. HomePod does not only provide top-notch sound but it increases the visual appeal of your space as well. The audio is splendid and fills an entire room. You will experience clear separation in all elements of a music track. Also, it offers strong bass with sharp notes. You will find plenty of clarity while listening to something like electronica. The clear vocals make this speaker worthy. The Apple HomePod, with its fantastic sound quality, can become your next speaker choice.

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BlackBerry Key2 Review: The Icon Reborn

Posted on 01 August 2018

If you still miss typing via physical keyboard, BlackBerry Key2 is all you need immediately. The sleek and elegant design of smartphone will surely draw plenty of attention to it. Key2 is taller, 1 mm thinner, and around 12 grams thinner than company’s previous flagship handset. The developers have moved up the screen a little bit making it 4.5-inch and shrinking bezels giving it a contemporary vibe.

It features capacitive Android navigation controls at the bottom of the screen. All the control buttons sit on the right side such as convenience key and power button. The developers have kept power button textured, which are easy to access, so you will know which one to press.

The IPS LCD screen is quite interesting with a 1,620 x 1,080-pixel resolution – with 434 pixels per inch – and around 3:2 ratio. The screen is colorful, sharp, and offers enough brightness to use it outside on a sunny day. So, Key2 is the right device for you if you binge-watch Netflix and YouTube. The developers have protected the screen via Gorilla Glass 3.

Key2 is creating a buzz due to the top-notch keyboard. It would not be wrong to claim that the device is all about the physical keyboard. It seems like the company has invested an enormous amount of time to make sure it runs smoothly. It offers extra room to enhance your typing experience. The keys aren’t mushy and stiff.BlackBerry Key2 comes with an additional Speed Key which works pretty much like alt-tabbing on a computer. It will get you on the app you may want to reach faster. This option seems fantastic for multi-tasking.

You will find USB Type-C charging port along with speaker grilles at the bottom. Key2 sports dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back with an f/1.8 aperture and an f/2.6 aperture. The stunningBlackBerry Key2 is available in silver and black colors.

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