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​Motiv Ring Review: Smart Wearable Technology

Posted on 16 March 2018

Following a fitness routine also includes checking on heart rate and the number of calories you burned in a day. You can find numerous apps that can perform this function for you but carrying cell phones to the gym, or another outdoor activity is not always possible. You need an easy-to-carry device such as the Motiv Ring. Did we mention you can sleep wearing it as well?

It is indeed a useful gadget that every fitness junkie should own. Not only it looks elegant but helps you achieve statistics regarding your heart rate, burnt calories, and minutes you have spent running. The great fact associated with it is the ring weighs ultra light; you just need to wear it before heading out to the door.

Moreover, it would not be wrong to claim that Motiv Ring is a smart combination of fit, function, and form. No doubt, it is one of smallest fitness trackers that are available currently. The ring is packed in the shell of premium titanium that adds style to it.

Also, for functioning, you will only need to download the Motiv app on your phone. The app later syncs with the ring allowing it to provide data regarding sleep, heart rate, and physical activity. You will be surprised to know that the ring has potential to note your heart rate constantly from your fingers.

It does not require actions; the Motiv Ring will automatically sense the functions you perform and begins recording accordingly. Moreover, the tiny device can save your data for two days. You will have a chance to look at your statistics without syncing.

It is noteworthy here that you do not need a cable to charge it. The ring was designed on 24/7 working idea. Therefore, when you plan to work out next time, do not forget wearing your Motiv Ring.

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​Asus Zenfone 5 Review and Exciting Features

Posted on 12 March 2018

It seems like the battle of the smartphones will never end. You can find various phones with jaw-dropping specs each year. It would be wrong to claim that sometimes it gets confusing when it comes to buying a smartphone. To lessen your confusion, Asus debuted their latest Zenfone 5 and you can call it an inexpensive iPhone – but it is equipped with specs similar to an iPhone 6.

You will get a glass-covered body in the Zenfone 5. It comes in a shimmery yet elegant design in two distinct colors such as Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue. The color range is undoubtedly attractive and unique. The screen contains tiny bezels and notches like an iPhone X at the top. You will get 90% screen on the Zenfone 5. Moreover, the brand provides a super widescreen at 19:9-ratio along with full HD resolution.

Asus included two cameras at the back of the phone – a 12MP f/1.8 camera along with a secondary lens with a 120-degree wide angle. You can use it accordingly. The phone will allow you to record 4K videos featuring an Al camera that will allow it to detect the kind of scenario you are filming and control settings automatically. The function will be exciting for you if you like experimenting. Apart from this, the Asus Zenfone 5 comes with an 8MP f/2.0 front camera.

The phone has a splendid battery life; you get a 3,300mAh battery along with AI and fact charging. In this case, it can monitor your charging habits and adjust automatically. It is one of most common yet useful features that people look on a smartphone.

The specs are surely impressive and are on-par with some of the best phones on the market. Tech enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that the company has other smartphones coming up in later years with some more exciting new features.

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​HTC U11+ Review: Pushing the Limits

Posted on 13 February 2018

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.

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​Huawei Honor View 10 Coming to the U.S.

Posted on 18 December 2017

The Huawei Honor View 10, also known as Honor V10 has debuted in China and on its way to US. Available in gold, red, blue, and black, this handset has similar features to Huawei high-end smartphone Mate 10 Pro. The sleek-looking device offers bigger screen and decent body. Here is everything you need to learn about Huawei Honor View 10 and who knows it might become your next purchase.

The Honor V10 has a 5.99 inch screen and an 18:9 FullView aspect ratio along with a 160 x 1,080-pixel resolution. The bezels are given above and below the screen on honor V10. Tech enthusiasts will be surprised to see the unusual design of the fingerprint sensor, which is located on the front. The company has decided to squeeze it into a small bezel and placed the sensor below the screen. You won’t find the sensor at this place in Mate 10 Pro and it is a smart idea to maintain a slight difference between the devices.

Huawei has done a thrilling job on the processor. They have inserted Huawei’s Kirin 970 chip inside and for upgraded artificial intelligence, the company allows it to run with the Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The reason behind this innovation is that it shifts the processing of artificial intelligence from the cloud to the device. NPU also improves speed, security and adds interesting features such as recognizing images quickly on the camera. It is worth mentioning that in Honor V10, the camera will automatically set to the scene that you capture.

The device has the front 13-megapixels camera and dual-lens camera with a f/1.8 aperture, a 16-megapixel RGB lens, and a 20-megapixel monochrome lens is given on the back of the handset. The new Huawei Honor View 10 also offers a fast-charging 3,750mAh battery.

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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.


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.

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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.


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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