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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: 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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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HTC U11 Review: With Edge Sense Techonology

Posted on 19 June 2017

HTC was unable to cope with the likes of Apple and Samsung, which now control the smart phone market and compete against each other only. However, there are a few phones from companies other than the two tycoons which are worth mentioning. The HTC U11 is one such phone, which is HTC’s attempt to storm the market and come back with a bang. We can’t really comment on the bang but we can tell you this: HTC’s new, “squeezable” phone definitely stood out.

o 5.5-inch large screen with outstanding 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
o An Octacore processor, coupled with 6 GB RAM ensures that your phone is ultra fast.
o 3000 mAh battery with a talk time of over 24 hours, which will make you forget where you kept the charger.
o Android 7.1 (Nougat)
o Internal memory of 64GB with 4GB RAM and 128GB with 6GB RAM.
o Snapdragon 835
o Single SIM and Dual SIM both are available (Nano SIM)
o A 12 Mega Pixel camera allows you to capture all your moments in HD
o Dust and water resistant ( up to 1 meter and 30 minutes)

The developers of this phone introduced a new feature that is unique to this one only. Referred to as the “squeezable” phone, the HTC U11 has an extra feature in its design. Sensors in the corners of the phone are used to detect the application and amount of pressure, which can be used to carry out a variety of functions like open an application or turn the flashlight on in the dark. The first time we have seen this technology in a smart phone.

The “art of glass” design of the U11 displays innovative beauty. The company has moved away from its traditional aluminum designs and has adopted a new, more fragile design, one in which the back of the phone is made of glass, which gives it a watery look. It is absolutely beautiful!

HTC has also tried to focus on music with top of the line speakers and a headphone jack (a rare commodity, if you know what I mean). All in all, the HTC U11 is a good phone, slightly less sturdy than its predecessors because of the glass, but what it lacks in strength, it makes up for in design and functionality. The new innovative “squeezability” attracts more users due to its novelty but we will have to wait and see how that works out. This phone is recommended for you if you’re a media junkie and if you don’t mind trying new things, because the HTC U11 definitely is original.

Photo by: HTC

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The Pixel: Made By Google with Brilliant Camera

Posted on 16 June 2017

The all new Google Pixel is the most advanced phone that Google has ever developed. Pixel maintains the perfect balance between performance, speed, ergonomics, and beauty. It is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and is lightening fast.
Pixel comes packed with a number of features that will make you wonder why you went for an over-priced iPhone or S7 by Samsung. This phone comes with a camera that gives you the results better than any Android phone. Pixel is currently the most advanced version of Android available in the market.

o Snapdragon 821
o Android 7.1
o 12 MP back and 8 MP front camera
o USB-C port for ultrafast charging
o 2,770 mAh battery that allows you to use the phone for a whole day before you run looking for the charger
o 5-inch screen
o 1080p crystal clear and high definition display
o 32 GB storage. You can expand the storage up to 128 GB and store all your data safely in one place
o Headphone jack – something you do not get in all “smartphones”
o Daydream VR ready – VR compatibility allows you to take enjoy all the perks of a highly advanced VR box
o Warranty by Google

When it comes to the style and design, Google Pixel can easily be considered as one of the best-looking smartphones of 2017. Like all the phones these days, it is designed with a metal and glass body. The back camera is placed on the top right corner and does not have any unnecessary bumps. The fingerprint sensor is at the back of the phone as well. Pixel is designed to be very ergonomic.

Pixel, however, has some design flaws too. The back panel is prone to scratches so it is very important that you take care handling the phone.

Bottom Line:
If you are looking for a decent, eye-catching and sophisticated-looking phone that comes with a super fast processor and allows you to take the best pictures, you should consider buying the Google Pixel. If you want to go for a bigger screen, you must check out the Google Pixel XL. While Pixel would cost you somewhere around $600, it is still a lot less than other phones with the same or fewer features.

Photo by: Google

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