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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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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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LG V35 ThinQ™ for AT&T Review

Posted on 30 July 2018

With beautiful OLED display, handy wide-angle camera, sleek design, and speedy software, LG has introduced v35 ThinQ. The design of the handset is quite similar to the company’s flagship V-series. However, its futuristic specifications are creating a buzz.

ThinQ sports all-glass design and an aluminum frame that makes it a bent and drop resistant device. It is IP60 rated which protects the handset against elements. The developers have opted for rare-mounted finger sensor this time. Some impression of LG’s popular V-series is still there in the device such as 3.5mm headphone jack, supported via a Quad DAC that provides top-notch sound which is nothing less than a treat for die-heart music fans.

V35 features Snapdragon 845 processor which makes it a speedy smartphone. It sports 6GB of RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system along with swift apps launch. It seems like the developers have done significant work to enhance multitasking as the device can handle anything you throw at it.

The new version features a floating bar – the software to hide the traditional Android navigation bar. You can navigate the OS via it without using excess space. Plus, its presence is hidden on the screen. ThinQ comes with 64GB storage and offers MicroSD card slot to upgrade your storage up to 2TB. Moreover, the handset has 3,300mAH battery like its predecessor V30.

You will find various interesting features such as special Google Assistant commands, face unlock and Google Daydream VR which make V35 stand out. Camera quality has always been a crucial factor to look for while investing in a new smartphone. With ThinQ, you will get two 16-megapixel cameras on the rear with the wide-angle lens with a f/1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization, and with a f/1.6 aperture. And, there is a portrait mode also available to improve your photography experience with LG V35 ThinQ.

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​OnePlus 6 Review: Fast and Smooth

Posted on 20 July 2018

It seems like the developers have ditched the metallic approach and launched OnePlus 6 made with glass. You will find enhanced features and top-notch functioning in the newly debuted smart-phone which company’s previous handsets 5T and 6 failed to provide. OnePlus feels comfortable in hands. The smart-phone weighs 6.2 ounces.

You can purchase OnePlus 6 in a glossy mirror black, matte silk white (with rose gold frame), and a matter midnight black. You will experience the signature curviness in the OnePlus 6 series as each smart-phone of the brand offers. There is no doubt that the developers have done significant work on the frames and design of the smart-phone.

The elegant looking handset comes with a 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. OnePlus 6 version sports 1080p AMOLED screen which is 6.28 inches wide and along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display covers around 84% of the body that means you will get a better game or Netflix experience. The smart-phone also offers 1,000-nit super bright mode on the G7ThinQ’s LCD. This is indeed a smart idea which is not available in various OLED-based displays.

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that OnePlus sports clean interface. It provides a buttery-smooth response. The developers made sure that scrolling and transitions function without any hindrance. With OnePlus 6, you will also get navigation gestures. There is no navigation bar at the bottom this time. You need to swipe to reach apps or home. These navigation gestures are similar to iPhone X.

Not only screen but OnePlus offers splendid 3,300mAh battery as well. It lasts for 13 to 18 hours once you charged it 100%. You should feel free to use various apps, camera, or watch videos over LTE and you will still have some juice left. With 16-megapixel main sensor and secondary sensor around a 20-megapixel, OnePlus 6 isn’t a bad deal.

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Motorola Moto X4

Posted on 11 July 2018

With a sharp glass-backed design, smooth performance, and crisp display, Motorola has introduced their very latest Moto X4. At first glance, you will find it quite small. It seems similar to the original size of Moto G5 at 148.4 x 73.4mm. The handset is sturdy and feels comfortable in your hands. Its sports a metal frame, glass body, and gently curved edges making it a fantastic device.

Moreover, the Moto X4 has an IP68 rating and is water and dust resistant. The company has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack like its previous flagship versions. The overall design is practical and you will find three physical buttons located on the right side. The volume buttons are small whereas the power button is quite large and textured heavily. However, the overall functioning of buttons is smoother than various high-end smartphones.

The X4 sports a fingerprint sensor that sits under the display and runs without any interruption. It comes with a 5.2 inch display with an LCD panel. Moto offers crisp screen at 1080p with rich and balanced colors along with the right amount of brightness. You should expect top-notch performance as the handset runs on Qualcomm’s newest mind-rang processor. Plus, it is safe to state that you will not encounter any stuttering during general navigation.

MotoX4 is equipped with Android 7.1.1. Plus, the camera seems an exciting feature as well. X4 comes with main 12 megapixels f/2.0 lens, which is paired with an 8 megapixel camera that has a 120-degree wide angle sensor. It allows you to capture sprawling landscape shots without waving your phone – especially in panorama mode. The company has opted for two cameras allowing you to get an enhanced bokeh effect. It will improve your photography experience as it takes detailed and well-balanced photos. With splendid features and 3000 mAh battery life, Motorola Moto X4 could become your next choice.

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​Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: New Cutting Edge Features

Posted on 31 May 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 29 May 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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