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LG Stylo Review: Smartphone 5.7″ Display

Posted on 21 September 2017

Regarding smartphones this year, the market has seen newer features from several companies. Apple’s iPhone 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 are both yet again taking the lead as the most purchased smartphones. However, customers who do not prefer both brands or cannot afford them are still entitled to innovative ideas from other companies. These companies have to consider the price, design, features as well as the battery life when designing a smartphone for that percent of the population.

That is the case with the LG Stylo as it adds a stylus to its smartphone design. LG previously hasn’t focused much on styluses, but this time the new feature has opened several options for the company. First and foremost is the idea of the ‘idle hand’ which allows users to take notes uninterrupted even while their fingers are on the screen. The stylus has a simple design and fits into the silo on top of LG Stylo.

The phone itself has a 5.5-inch touch screen with 720 x 1280 display feature which allows for better video and image visibility. With a 300 mAh battery, you can use the phone for up to 24 hours before you need to charge it again. Battery lifetime has never been an issue with LG products. However, the style functionality has. The Android phone has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core processor with 1 GB of RAM.

This feature, therefore, is the answer to any query you have regarding the speed of the smartphone. You can also take a lot of good pictures as the LG Stylo has an 8 MP back camera and 5 MP front one. You can shoot as many videos as you want as the SD card slot can read up to 64 GB of memory. Regarding features, this smartphone surely has a lot which is why it is perfect for people who cannot afford higher priced smartphones.

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​Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone (Arctic Silver)

Posted on 21 August 2017

​Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was not really up to the customer standards. Many people debated online over the battery-burning smartphone that had no new features. Samsung faced stiff competition from the new iPhone and other smartphones, which is why the designers had to go back to the drawing board and find a way to meet customer demands.

The new Samsun Galaxy Note 8 brought with it just the amount of creativity that was needed. With curved shoulders and two rear cameras along with a glossy finish, the Note 8 stands a fighting chance. The 6.3-inch screen and the wireless charging make the phone one of the most advanced of its time. The wireless technology is still in the working and Samsung immediately showcasing a smart phone with the feature gives it the modern edge it needs in the market. The similarities include the same water resistance and stylus features. Except for a few new basic options, the stylus pretty much does the same work as the previous Samsun Galaxy Note editions.

The twin cameras are really what the fuss is about in online tech communities. Samsung’s new smart phone brings a new definition to the iPhone’s portrait mode with better quality pictures. Samsung also made sure that they do not repeat the mistake of last year and have added an efficient battery that lasts longer. Customers are amazed at how well the battery works considering it is a high-powered smart phone. In no time, Samsung’s leading smart phone will flock the market with millions of buyers. However, the only problem is the competition it faces. The Google pixel 2 and the LGV30 smart phones are in line with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it would require some serious marketing efforts to get customers on either side.

Photo by: Samsung

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Huawei Honor 6A: Affordable Smartphone Option

Posted on 08 August 2017

We talk a lot about high end smartphones from Apple and Samsung, but flagship phones from these companies are too expensive for most. This has given rise to a trend where a lot of companies are introducing low end, budget-friendly smartphones that appeal to the masses. One of the trendiest phones in this category is the Huawei Honor 6, which not only provides you all the functions of a typical smartphone, but also puts a smile on your face when you read its price tag.

The 5.0 inch screen displays a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, which is pretty impressive considering its cost. Another attractive feature of the Honor 6A is its software. The mid-ranger incorporates the Android Nougat operating system, which is not bad considering the target market of the product.

The Huawei Honor 6A has 3GB of RAM (good enough) and an internal memory of 32 GB, which is very nice for a phone in its category; not enough to match flagship phones, of course, but it would be unfair to the Honor 6A if we were to compare it to the best phones in the world.

The 6a sports a 1.2 GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which makes it relatively fancier than other phones in its category because it incorporates one of the strongest processors there is, and we rarely see a mid-budget phone sport such a heavy processor.

The phone has a powerful 3020 mAh battery with an astounding talk time of 19 hours, and standby time of 363 hours, which is perfect for people who are in the operations department of an organization i.e. people who have jobs that include a lot of movement, which is why they are deprived of the use of a charger. I guess with a battery this large, you don’t nSeed a charger for quite a few hours.

It is surprising to see that even low end phones are incorporating some killer features, like the Huawei Honor 6A, which is an excellent choice if you have limited funds.

Photo courtesy: HiHonor.com the Honor Official Site

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Kodak Extra: Professional-quality, photography-first smartphone

Posted on 17 July 2017

Kodak, the famous U.S. based company, ruled the camera industry for more than a century. The company is an industry pioneer. They came up with innovative cameras in the 1900s. However, over the years, their cameras have been losing ground to digital cameras.

After decades, the company has re-entered the market but with a surprising twist. Kodak, formerly a camera company, entered the smartphone industry and launched high-quality camera phones targeting mostly photographers. Surprisingly, with so many competitors already present in the market, the company has received quite a positive response.

The Kodak Extra Smartphone is the second smartphone from the company. The design of their Kodak Extra camera from 1941 serves as the inspiration for the design of the smartphone. This phone is ideal for people who love photography and being creative, which is why Kodak’s slogan for the phone is “Don’t just capture, create.”

The Kodak Extra Smart phone has to offer you a lot than just a great camera. It comes packed with some features that you will surely find quite attractive.

Features
o 21 mega pixel back camera
o 5mm f/2.0 6P lens
o Anti-reflective coated Corning Gorilla Glass 3
o Shoots 720P, Full HD, and 4K videos
o Sony ½.4inch sensor with (6-axis) Image Stabilization
o 5inch large Full HD display (1920×1080)
o Ultra fast deca-core processor
o 3GB RAM
o 32GB storage. Expandable up to 128GB
o Long lasting and non-removable 3000mAh battery
o USB-C for lighting fast charging
o Android Marshmallow (V6)
o Durable body
o Vintage camera look

The Kodak Extra has successfully delivered what it was created for as majority of the buyers have shown an overwhelming response. Sure some buyers were not quite impressed by the phone, but it is still has proven to be one of the best camera phones available in the market. You can get this phone for about $350-$400 with Kodak’s one year warranty.

Photo by: Kodak

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OnePlus 5 Phone with Dual Camera Review

Posted on 14 July 2017

The message that the OnePlus propagates is that of a phone that despite being less costly than its competitors, it provides all, if not more, of the services that other flagship phones provide. OnePlus implies special significance on its design and camera, two essential requirements in any phone that hopes to be a successful product and capture markets worldwide.

OnePlus, like other popular brands, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is also used in phones such as the S8, Sony Xperia ZX Premium, Motorola Moto Z2 and multiple other flagship phones from well-known companies. The finger print scanner is virtually the same as in other phones; its sensitivity and method of working have minute, negligible differences, which you won’t even feel unless you’re a complete tech junkie.

The OnePlus 5, their flagship phone, is one that is booming worldwide. The features it provides at its price are unbelievable- literally; most people wouldn’t believe you if you told them what the OnePlus 5 offers. When we talk about its screen resolution, we will find that it is 1080p. While other phones have a 2K display, the difference between the two kinds of resolutions is insignificant to say the least, although this only applies to screens of this size.

The design of the OnePlus 5 is, by and large, similar to the traditional smart phone approach i.e. rounded edges, a pill-shaped camera bump and a set of 2x cameras on the top left side of the back. OnePlus 5 operates on Oxygen OS, which is unique to the phone and has just enough differences from Android to justify its existence.

Other Features:
o 3300 mAh battery
o Dual-lens 16 MP and 20 MP rear camera
o 16 MP front camera
o 8 GB RAM
o Size= 5.5 inches

At a price of around 500 Euros, it is the cheapest phone amongst flagship phones of well-known brands, an original smartphone that provides the ultimate camera experience. No wonder it is giving major market-holders a run for their money.

Photo by: OnePlus

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The LG Q6 Review

Posted on 12 July 2017

Many smartphone companies were challenged when LG launched its most advanced, brilliantly engineered and designed smartphone, G6. With unparalleled performance and 18:9 display, G6 become one of the best selling phones of the year.
Now, LG has launched a new product, the Q6, which people are calling a mini G6. LG has brought its marvelous FullVision display to its lower-end and mid-range smartphones including the Q6 series.

This mini G6 lineup offers three different models: Q6, Q6 Plus and Q6a. LG Q6 comes packed with a number of features that are no less than a treat for robust users.

Features:
o 5.5″ Full High Definition + FullVision 18:9 display with 442ppi
o 3GB memory
o 32GB storage
o 13MP rear camera
o 5MP selfie camera with 1000 degree wide angle
o Non-removable 3000mAh battery
o USB 2.0
o Bluetooth 4.2
o NFC
o Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
o Android 7.1.1 Nougat
o Ice Platinum, Terra Gold, Astro Black and Mystic White colors

LG Q6 also offers some features that were debuted on the G6 like the Square Camera Mode. The price of the phone is not yet disclosed by LG. However, the phone is set to be released next month in Asia followed by launches in Europe and America.

While LG has designed Q6 to be one of the best mid-range phones, they have not included a fingerprint sensor. This may result in a major drawback as it is considered an essential part of a smartphone especially in 2017 and almost all mid-range smart phones nowadays offer a fingerprint sensor.

The Verdict
The nearly bezel-less display will offer you an amazing user experience as you would be able to view ultra high quality pictures and videos. Moreover, the speakers in the LG Q6 are also redesigned to enhance the sound quality. The 3000-mAh battery is another key feature of the Q6 as you would not have to look for the charger every now and then.

Photo by: LG

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Huawei Honor 9 Review

Posted on 22 June 2017

Second in its series, the Huawei Honor 9 adds some vital features to its predecessor, the Huawei Honor 8: a battery with a longer duration, more RAM, larger storage and more camera sensors. Simply put, the Honor 9 is the “new and improved” version of the Honor 8.

Features
o Dual-SIM (Nano SIM)
o 5.15-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
o Android 7.0 (Nougat)
o Kirin 960 with Octa core processor
o Internal memory of 64 GB with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB 6 GB RAM
o Primary camera: 20 Mega Pixels+12 Mega Pixels. Secondary camera: 8 MP
o An impressive battery time of 3200 mAh
o Fingerprint scanner.

Design
The fingerprint scanner in the Honor 8 was at the back, however, in the Honor 9, it has moved to the front. Unlike the Honor 8, the Honor 9 has a curved built with a glass back that adds more beauty to the phone. Available in gold, blue and grey colors that sound less interesting than they look, the Huawei Honor 9 will look to amalgamate beauty with functionality. Granted that the Honor 9 is just a new and improved version of Honor 8, you have to admit the advancements are significant and the new version can compete with any phone on the market.

For example, 6 GB RAM will turn any phone into a beast, a term that is fit for the Honor 9, which has double the amount of RAM than its predecessor. Huawei, being the world’s third largest smart phone selling company after Apple and Samsung, plans to exponentially increase their sales with their flagship phone. Huawei proved that you don’t have to spend thousands if you want a good phone when it introduced its Honor series, which is a hard-hitting phone and, rare as it may be, does not have a strain on your pockets.

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