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​The ZTE Axon M Dual-Screen Smartphone

Posted on 15 December 2017

Using two applications at the same has now become possible with ZTE Axon M as the device opens into two screens. This innovation surely attracts tech enthusiasts. This chunky handset has 5.2 inches, 1080p panel with bezels. Other specs include 4GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and 3,180mAh battery. And with the 20-megapixel camera, you will surely enjoy taking photos.

The smart display

With a beautiful 5.2 inch display the ZTE Axon M offers a 1080p display. It means this smartphone has a larger 6.75-inch screen when unfolded, which is a truly cutting-edge idea. The device is also equipped with three modes to make identical screens more functional.

Different modes of ZTE Axon M

The first and most interesting mode is its “dual mode.” It lets you run two apps without any hindrance on each screen. This device works fine in portrait and as well as on landscape mode. With Axon M, you are now able to send a message to your friend without stopping the YouTube video.

This mode also has separate “hot keys” for applications and you can close one without disturbing the other. The wonders don’t stop here as this dual mode manages audio too! If both the screens are playing audio, you will only hear the sound of the one you are active on. It means ZTE will not let you down when you wish to watch Netflix and want to play the game, both at the same time.

The second mode is an “extended mode.” It renders a single application on both screens. The company has optimized popular applications including, Chrome, Youtube, and Twitter in the Play Store. You can now watch your favorite YouTube videos on extended screen and can even scroll through your social media accounts effortlessly.

With the third “mirror mode,” you can share the content you are watching with the other person. The device folds into a tent-like position making it possible for two people to watch videos together.

Photo via AT&T

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​Huawei Mate 10: The World’s First Kirin AI Processor

Posted on 11 December 2017

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Huawei has a potential to compete with tech giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung. The company has not just upgraded the device’s specs, but considerably improved its performance as well.

The good part with their new Huawei Mate 10 is that you can enjoy premium smartphone quality at a low budget. Now, Huawei Mate 10 has debuted with Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor and dual-camera phone co-engineered with German company Leica. Let’s find out what are the other features this device offers.

Specifications

The Mate 10 is one of the fastest phones on the market. The brand has equipped it with Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor. The manufacturer states that the processor runs with a neural processing unit (NPU), which helps with AI and offers additional processing power.

The handset is sleek and attractive. The screen is big and beautiful – 5.9 inch, which is actually useful when it comes to reading or watching TV shows and movies with a 2,560×1, 440-pixel resolution. The bezels are slim and less annoying. The Mate 10 comes with 4GB of RAM. It offers thrilling 4,000mAh battery, which is good enough to run your device for several hours.

Dual-lens Cameras

The dual-lens cameras are a treat for casual photographers. Now you can capture high-quality photos and yes, selfies too. Since Huawei had launched the dual-lens cameras months before the release of iPhone 7, now standing out amongst its rivals, the brand incorporated technology from Leica, a high-end German photography company to give you a jaw-dropping photography experience.

You will get a combination of 12 and 20-megapixel lens on the back along with 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera on the front. What is even more exciting? The company says AI power, loaded in the Mate 10, will enable the device to identify various scenarios including food, cats, dogs, flowers, and people. It will optimize the camera accordingly as well.

Photo by: Huawei

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Razer Phone Review: Smartphone for Gamers

Posted on 07 December 2017

Gamers would be delighted to know that the Razer Phone has launched a smartphone for gamers, which offers excellent sound quality. The company is already well-known for its spectacular gaming laptops and peripherals, and now, they have launched a device focusing on the screen and sound.

Superb Gaming Experience

If you are a true gamer, Razer’s new machine will surely impress you with its LCD technology and more colorful AMOLED. It is designed to deliver improved frame rates and refresh rates which make it ideal for 3D gaming.

The 5.7-inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, offering a reliable display but it is the size and resolution that may put rival companies into stress. The Razer Phone will provide an amazing gaming experience that you can’t get on any other smartphone currently available on the market.

Specifications

The smartphone is great for gaming, but that is not the only USP of this device. You get some great specs to work with, including

  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • Storage: 64GB
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Weight: 197g

Dual Front-Facing Speakers

The speakers featured in the smartphone have attracted tech enthusiasts. The dual front-facing speakers with the amplifier on each tuned to Dolby Atmos standards. It is noteworthy here that these are the first THX-certified smartphone speakers.

The company has done an impressive job on them to provide 3D visualization. Whether you are playing a game or watching a video clip, you will enjoy a loud, clear, and crisp sound. They have the right amount of bass as well which is unusual for a smartphone.

Photo by: Razer

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HTC U11 Life Review: The latest Edge Sense Innovation

Posted on 17 November 2017

It seems like a battle of innovation within technology world is not going to end anytime soon. In a time where intense competition runs among gadgets, it is hard to choose the right one. But the features, apps and battery life play an instrumental role in determining any cutting-edge device’s fate. Debuting highly innovative technology and competing with multiple tech giants, the HTC U11 has taken the world by storm. HTC made the newest addition in its U11 family with the HTC U11 Life.

Design and display

The HTC U11 Life has a curved designed, a decent camera at the back, a fingerprint scanner on the home button as well as several other cutting-edge features. The new device has a slight heavy bezel and even at 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm, it feels easy on the palm. U11 Life has a 5.2 inch display. You may find the device’s acrylic glass similar to U11 and U11 Plus, but in reality, it is not. To your surprise, the phone weighs 142 grams and is pretty light to handle.

HTC U11 Life overall performance

The phone may give you the pure experience of Android 8 Oreo on the screen. The device is free from copied apps and HTC’s Sense overlay.

The users will now be benefitting with three years of monthly security updates along with two years of OS upgrades by HTC and Google. It makes U11 Life a durable phone. The phone carries 64GB internal storage with a micro SD slot enabling you to use and expand as much as you want.

HTC’s famous squeezable Edge Sense technology is also available in U11 Life. It will give all the functions of U11 on U11 Life. So, you will be able to launch Google Assistant in an easiest possible way and will be able to handle specific actions within most used apps.

All about camera

The HTC 11 had a pair of 16 MP cameras that included phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, face detection, 4k video recording, a RAW format support and a pro mode with manual controls. The U11 life has a 16MP camera and it also has f/2.0 aperture. But the device can record video at 1080p and has a fascinating selfie panorama mode – which HTC announced long ago for this particular snapper.

HTC has also focused on the battery more, and the HTC U11 Life comes with 2,600mAh power pack, which the company claims is far superior to the HTC 10. The company also claims two additional hours of video playback.

Photo by: HTC

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​HTC U11+ Review: Pushing the Limits

Posted on 13 November 2017

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.

Photo by: HTC

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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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