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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: New Cutting Edge Features

Posted on 25 April 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 05 April 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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​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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​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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