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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.

Photo by: Samsung

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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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​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.

Photo by: Samsung

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