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​The ZTE Axon M Dual-Screen Smartphone

Posted on 15 December 2017

Using two applications at the same has now become possible with ZTE Axon M as the device opens into two screens. This innovation surely attracts tech enthusiasts. This chunky handset has 5.2 inches, 1080p panel with bezels. Other specs include 4GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and 3,180mAh battery. And with the 20-megapixel camera, you will surely enjoy taking photos.

The smart display

With a beautiful 5.2 inch display the ZTE Axon M offers a 1080p display. It means this smartphone has a larger 6.75-inch screen when unfolded, which is a truly cutting-edge idea. The device is also equipped with three modes to make identical screens more functional.

Different modes of ZTE Axon M

The first and most interesting mode is its “dual mode.” It lets you run two apps without any hindrance on each screen. This device works fine in portrait and as well as on landscape mode. With Axon M, you are now able to send a message to your friend without stopping the YouTube video.

This mode also has separate “hot keys” for applications and you can close one without disturbing the other. The wonders don’t stop here as this dual mode manages audio too! If both the screens are playing audio, you will only hear the sound of the one you are active on. It means ZTE will not let you down when you wish to watch Netflix and want to play the game, both at the same time.

The second mode is an “extended mode.” It renders a single application on both screens. The company has optimized popular applications including, Chrome, Youtube, and Twitter in the Play Store. You can now watch your favorite YouTube videos on extended screen and can even scroll through your social media accounts effortlessly.

With the third “mirror mode,” you can share the content you are watching with the other person. The device folds into a tent-like position making it possible for two people to watch videos together.

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​Huawei Mate 10: The World’s First Kirin AI Processor

Posted on 11 December 2017

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Huawei has a potential to compete with tech giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung. The company has not just upgraded the device’s specs, but considerably improved its performance as well.

The good part with their new Huawei Mate 10 is that you can enjoy premium smartphone quality at a low budget. Now, Huawei Mate 10 has debuted with Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor and dual-camera phone co-engineered with German company Leica. Let’s find out what are the other features this device offers.

Specifications

The Mate 10 is one of the fastest phones on the market. The brand has equipped it with Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor. The manufacturer states that the processor runs with a neural processing unit (NPU), which helps with AI and offers additional processing power.

The handset is sleek and attractive. The screen is big and beautiful – 5.9 inch, which is actually useful when it comes to reading or watching TV shows and movies with a 2,560×1, 440-pixel resolution. The bezels are slim and less annoying. The Mate 10 comes with 4GB of RAM. It offers thrilling 4,000mAh battery, which is good enough to run your device for several hours.

Dual-lens Cameras

The dual-lens cameras are a treat for casual photographers. Now you can capture high-quality photos and yes, selfies too. Since Huawei had launched the dual-lens cameras months before the release of iPhone 7, now standing out amongst its rivals, the brand incorporated technology from Leica, a high-end German photography company to give you a jaw-dropping photography experience.

You will get a combination of 12 and 20-megapixel lens on the back along with 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera on the front. What is even more exciting? The company says AI power, loaded in the Mate 10, will enable the device to identify various scenarios including food, cats, dogs, flowers, and people. It will optimize the camera accordingly as well.

Photo by: Huawei

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Razer Phone Review: Smartphone for Gamers

Posted on 07 December 2017

Gamers would be delighted to know that the Razer Phone has launched a smartphone for gamers, which offers excellent sound quality. The company is already well-known for its spectacular gaming laptops and peripherals, and now, they have launched a device focusing on the screen and sound.

Superb Gaming Experience

If you are a true gamer, Razer’s new machine will surely impress you with its LCD technology and more colorful AMOLED. It is designed to deliver improved frame rates and refresh rates which make it ideal for 3D gaming.

The 5.7-inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, offering a reliable display but it is the size and resolution that may put rival companies into stress. The Razer Phone will provide an amazing gaming experience that you can’t get on any other smartphone currently available on the market.

Specifications

The smartphone is great for gaming, but that is not the only USP of this device. You get some great specs to work with, including

  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Storage: 64GB
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Weight: 197g

Dual Front-Facing Speakers

The speakers featured in the smartphone have attracted tech enthusiasts. The dual front-facing speakers with the amplifier on each tuned to Dolby Atmos standards. It is noteworthy here that these are the first THX-certified smartphone speakers.

The company has done an impressive job on them to provide 3D visualization. Whether you are playing a game or watching a video clip, you will enjoy a loud, clear, and crisp sound. They have the right amount of bass as well which is unusual for a smartphone.

Photo by: Razer

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HTC U11 Life Review: The latest Edge Sense Innovation

Posted on 17 November 2017

It seems like a battle of innovation within technology world is not going to end anytime soon. In a time where intense competition runs among gadgets, it is hard to choose the right one. But the features, apps and battery life play an instrumental role in determining any cutting-edge device’s fate. Debuting highly innovative technology and competing with multiple tech giants, the HTC U11 has taken the world by storm. HTC made the newest addition in its U11 family with the HTC U11 Life.

Design and display

The HTC U11 Life has a curved designed, a decent camera at the back, a fingerprint scanner on the home button as well as several other cutting-edge features. The new device has a slight heavy bezel and even at 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm, it feels easy on the palm. U11 Life has a 5.2 inch display. You may find the device’s acrylic glass similar to U11 and U11 Plus, but in reality, it is not. To your surprise, the phone weighs 142 grams and is pretty light to handle.

HTC U11 Life overall performance

The phone may give you the pure experience of Android 8 Oreo on the screen. The device is free from copied apps and HTC’s Sense overlay.

The users will now be benefitting with three years of monthly security updates along with two years of OS upgrades by HTC and Google. It makes U11 Life a durable phone. The phone carries 64GB internal storage with a micro SD slot enabling you to use and expand as much as you want.

HTC’s famous squeezable Edge Sense technology is also available in U11 Life. It will give all the functions of U11 on U11 Life. So, you will be able to launch Google Assistant in an easiest possible way and will be able to handle specific actions within most used apps.

All about camera

The HTC 11 had a pair of 16 MP cameras that included phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, face detection, 4k video recording, a RAW format support and a pro mode with manual controls. The U11 life has a 16MP camera and it also has f/2.0 aperture. But the device can record video at 1080p and has a fascinating selfie panorama mode – which HTC announced long ago for this particular snapper.

HTC has also focused on the battery more, and the HTC U11 Life comes with 2,600mAh power pack, which the company claims is far superior to the HTC 10. The company also claims two additional hours of video playback.

Photo by: HTC

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​HTC U11+ Review: Pushing the Limits

Posted on 13 November 2017

HTC has launched a range of smartphones. And after U11, the company launched the U11+, which is basically the successor to the U11 and a powerfully upgraded version. The company has not revealed any plans to market it in the United States, but it will be available in the European and Asian markets. With a stunning, large display and enhanced features – U11+ is fit to compete with some of the most cutting-edge phones in the market. Moreover, the phone is also incorporated with pressure-sensitive sides.

Large Display

Any smartphone with a large display attracts attention because it enables them to enjoy gaming or watching movies on a larger display. The company has worked on the display to provide better and wider visuals. The U11+, with 6” Super LCD display is all set to impress you at just the right price. You will also experience an 18:9 ratio, with a 2880×1440 resolution and HDR10 support in the display.

The fingerprint scanner has been designed at the back of the phone in order to accommodate and integrate a larger display unit. The setup of U11+ is quite similar to LG V30 and Pixel 2XL. The device is IP68 dust and water resistance. The HTC U11+ will be available in two models 64GB storage and 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and 6GB RAM.

The users have three color choices, Amazing Silver, Ceramic Black, and Translucent Black (which is not entirely black, but has a slight semi-see through impact).

U11+ Features

The U11+ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The device has 5.0 Bluetooth support. The company has enhanced the phone edges for a smooth one-handed usage experience. This way, on the home screen you can swipe anywhere to reach the notification drawer.

The pressure-sensitive sides are effective features for the users as now; they just need to squeeze the sides to reach to the apps. To your surprise, this gesture can be used to zoom in or out for applications like Google maps, turning pages on Kindle. Besides this, users can add more functions over time.

The newest HTC device has come out with an upgraded 835 snapdragon and has a 12MP UltraPixel 3 (f/1.7) camera with a wider view than U11. Also, with the U11+ you can experience HTC’s Acoustic Focus while video recording. Plus, for the people who are wondering about its battery life, you can avail a 3930mAh battery.

Photo by: HTC

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​The Razer Phone: The Future of Mobile Entertainment

Posted on 03 November 2017

If you are a tech crazy and a gamer, here is everything you might want to learn about newly released smartphone – Razer Phone. The company has paired up with Nexbit, the inventors of Robin Smartphones who were veterans of Android. They sat high hopes and focused on building mobile phones with cloud storage.

Razer’s Co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan says, “They appreciate what Nexbit is doing on technology and cloud storage. They have gotten potential and talent.”

For gaming community, the company is expanding its business beyond software and hardware. In the midst of intense competition in the tech world, one surely wants to experience what this Razer phone has to offer.

For Gamers, By Gamers

The company’s logo which is “For Gamers, By Gamers” shows that it has been focused on gaming precisely. For the gaming market, the makers have firm belief in vertical integration and – creating a huge range of software and hardware. And an interesting fact linked to the company that despite being game makers, they have not come up with any mobile phone before now interlinked with the gaming world.

Also, the Razer Phone does have specific tweaks to entertain game lovers. The phone has stereo speakers on the front similar to Google Pixel 2 XL, and it does not block sound when you hold it horizontally.

Plus, the volume buttons are now available at the center of the phone case, there are not any chances of disruption while watching movies or playing games.

Specifications

Since the Razer Phone is designed focusing gamers, it has gotten crazy specs you may want to know: It has the similar Qualcomm’s ultra-speedy Snapdragon 835 chip that tech giants Samsung Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2 have.

  • 8GB of RAM
  • A big ol’ 4,000mAh battery
  • Power button having fingerprint sensor (on side)
  • Dual 12-megapixel cameras (different optical zoom – one telephoto, one wide angle)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/AC, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Display A 5.72 inch, 120hz – it refreshes screen quick and fast for unruffled movement in games/animation and scrolling.

Hold it Horizontally

You may have been holding your phone vertically since the beginning, and that is necessary when most applications require swiping and scrolling. However, the Razer Phone has come up with innovation – and made holding it horizontally a priority. This step is convenient for watching content, even shooting a video and of course for – gaming.

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​Apple iPhone X Review: Jaw-Dropping Features

Posted on 02 November 2017

The Apple X or the Apple iPhone 10 is here! What a fantastic and mind boggling way to commemorate ten year of Apple’s ingenuity and innovation in the tech industry. With jaw-dropping features including face-recognition, it is safe to say that the iPhone X is Apple’s greatest creation so far.

Bezel-less Display

Apple has been focusing on designing a “bezel-less” display for quite some time. The idea behind a designing bezel-less smartphone is to reduce edges and let the user enjoy an all-screen experience immersing yourself in true HD quality.

Introducing OLED technology for the first time in any Apple smartphone, the iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen with 2,436 x 1,125-pixel resolution (458 pixels per inch) with true color.

Exceptional camera

The camera is no doubt amazing, but the design and features is somewhat similar to another flagship Apple phone – the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X features a wide-angle lens, 12-MP camera with f/1.8 aperture. But its telephoto 12 MP lens is designed to produce f/2.4 aperture as compared to f/2.8, which is what the iPhone 8 Plus has. The camera also has optical image stabilization similar to the 8 Plus. The feature will help you take more stable and motionless pictures when you zoom into your object.

Face ID – hallmark

The Face ID feature was making headlines since the day it was announced. It serves as a hallmark for the iPhone X. It could be troublesome as it has replaced Touch ID entirely. You are now only required to look at the phone and it unlocks.

Face ID is indeed an innovative and futuristic feature; however, it is not as reliable and quick as Touch ID. For example, it may fail to recognize your face at first then force to try again or enter a PIN code. The function does not stop here as even after face recognition, you still have to swipe up from the bottom to access the home screen – while it was supposed to take you there after face recognition.

Final Verdict

With an assortment of powerful features, there is no doubt the iPhone X will set a new benchmark when it comes to smartphone development. However, it is important to realize that the phone costs about a $1,000.

Photo by: Apple

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