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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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​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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​Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: A Reimagined Camera

Posted on 23 March 2018

Samsung has debuted long-awaited smartphone Galaxy S9 with significant customization of the features. You will get upgraded design, camera, and sound. You might feel a slight touch of company’s previous device Galaxy S8, but this time, Samsung is ready to challenge its rivals via offering the high-end specs.

The design improvements include; glass back, slim bezels along with the rounded front display. They have hidden iris scanner hole of the device and worked on the absurd placement of the fingerprint scanner that tech enthusiasts criticized previously.

Moreover, the sensor is now placed below the camera. And, the camera quality is what creating a buzz since its release. The device is said to adjust automatically to a f/2.4 aperture in the bright background and go down to a f/1.5 aperture in case of the dark one. Also, Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side bottom edge. You will find USB-C on the phone regarding data transferring and charging.

Samsung also placed two speakers that the brand claimed, will provide surround sound, on the top featuring Dolby Atmos technology. The company has done significant work on the sound making it 1.5 times louder than their last device Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S9 comes with a solid 3,000mAH inside the cell to power the device. The makers have enhanced battery life. And wireless charging facility is there allowing you to charge the handset without hindrance. Apart from this, the device offers Exynos 9810 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 4GB of RAM for S9 and 6GB of RAM for 9plus version.

For storage, the brand has provided 64GB, and you can opt for microSD cards for extra space up to 256GB.You will be delighted to learn that Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in Lilac purple, midnight black, and coral blue aside regular color options.

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​Nokia 6 Review: Android Phone with Metal Body

Posted on 23 March 2018

Nokia made a successful comeback last year, and this year the company has decided to introduce a funky handset with solid chipset featuring fast charging mode. You will experience the significant changes on display at this time the brand has opted for tasteful color options.

The brand is known to put notable efforts on display and, it is done this time as well as it comes with a 5-inch 1080p LCD screen. The makers of the device have come up with an improved power – snapdragon 360 chipset. It functions at a fast pace due to the incorporation of Adreno 508 GPU.

Moreover, you will find two varieties of Nokia 6 on the markets. In one handset, the company has provided 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage whereas other device offers a 4GB/64GB combination. However, you can expand the space via microSD cards anytime.

Other Nokia phones such as Nokia 7 Plus were designed with high-end specs. But this time, the company experimented by providing only one camera with 16 MP sensor featuring Zeiss-brand less, on the back. Also, an 80-megapixel camera is placed on the front, if you are a selfies enthusiast, you might consider buying it.

Moreover, you will get a 3,000mAh cell – a nonremovable battery in Nokia 6. It is yet to determine how the device’s battery life will impress tech enthusiasts in the race of smartphones. The company has claimed that new Nokia 6 will go 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. That is indeed an impressive improvement.

It seems like Nokia loves to experiment with handset’s color schemes. The company had debuted with bright and funky colors for Nokia Lumia previously. This time, the brand is offering blue and black colored smartphones with gold, iron trims, and glints of copper.

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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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