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Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Xiaomi officially launch the Redmi Note 4 – A budget phone with powerful specs

Chinese OEMs have been on a rise in recent times with several names leaving their mark not just in the Asian region but also globally. One such name is Xiaomi which has time and again launched some amazing looking devices that not only pack a punch as far as pricing is concerned, the devices also offer impressive specs. The latest addition to its long list of devices is the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is the successor to last years Redmi Note 3. Just like its predecessor, the Note 4 also features a full metal uni-body design and comes in two variants. The 2GB/16GB variant of the Redmi Note 4 will cost $135, with the 3GB/64GB variant priced at $180. As far as the specs are concerned, the Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Media Tek Helio X20 processor, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/64GB onboard storage, a massive 4,100mAh battery, USB Type-C connectivity, fingerprint scanner and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For a device priced at just under $200, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is definitely worth a look especially if you are in the market for a new budget phone without burning a huge hole in your wallets. The Redmi Note 4 is available in three color variants: Silver, Gold and Dark Grey and will go on sale starting from today in China and can be ordered directly from Xiaomi’s website. Availability for other regions is yet to be officially announced in the weeks to come so we’ll be keeping you guys informed. Cheers! Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specs: 5.5-inch Full HD display MediaTek Helio X20 processor w/ Mali-T880MP4 GPU 2GB/3GB RAM 16/64GB storage 5MP front-facing camera 13MP rear-facing camera 4,100mAh battery Fingerprint scanner USB Type-C connectivity Android 6.0...

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Telenor Rawaan takes you on a never before seen musical journey across Pakistan

Telenor Rawaan takes you on a never before seen musical journey across Pakistan

There is no denying the fact that Pakistan is filled with tremendous natural beauty and a plethora of cultural diversities. This was recently highlighted in a delightful music video called “Rawaan” sponsored by Telenor in which some of the major tourist attractions of the country have been highlighted. The video portrays the journey of a music producer who is in the midst of capturing some of the most breath taking sights and sounds of the country. The video not only promotes various cultures but at the same time also spreads the message of love and peace in a manner that is not only serene but at the same time quite soothing to the soul as well. The music composed in the video is a perfect blend of Sufi poetry and local folk songs stringed together in a single truly mesmerizing bundle. With the recent acquisition of the 4G spectrum, Telenor has come a long way from just being a simple network provider and has taken into its stride to not only provide their customers with the best services but in the process of doing so, also bridge the gap between various cultures of the country. In order to cater the high demanding communication needs of the country, Telenor Rawaan is most certainly a step in the right direction. It is a metaphorical manifestation of this very endeavor. The mystical voyage for enlightenment mirrors Telenor’s own philosophy of looking within the customer. Traveling across the land, it becomes evident how every region and its people have their own unique flavor and it is precisely these striking differences that unite us. In the way a garden unites all varieties of flowers rooted in the same soil. This symbolizes precisely how Telenor recognizes the differences that make each of its customers unique and allows Telenor to deliver customized, personal solutions. And finally the epic journey of self-discovery signifies Telenor’s own limitless journey driven by the ambition to fulfill its core value; ‘Customer First’. You can also be a part of this amazing journey. Just use the hashtag #TelenorRawaan on various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and be a part of this new revolution to bring the different people of our beloved country even more closer to each other. For more information on packages and tariffs, click...

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Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat officially arrives on Nexus Devices

For everyone who was waiting to taste the sweetness of Android Nougat, the wait is finally over at least for those of you owning a new Nexus device. Google have officially rolled out OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to selective Nexus devices that include the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Google also announced that the LGV20 would be the first device to come with Android 7.0 out of the box but no further details were revealed. As far as other OEMs are concerned, the latest update will start rolling out in the next few months depending on carrier modifications and hardware compatibility. Let us now take a closer look at the official change log of Android 7.0 Nougat and relish into the sweetness: Performance JIT compiler: The new JIT compiler improves runtime device performance, reduces the amount of storage space required for apps, and makes app and system updates much faster. VR mode: With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API: Vulkan API is a real game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. See apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects. Battery & Data Doze: Doze is now dozier, with your device going into lower power usage when you’re on the move. That means your Android device will conserve battery even when it’s jostling around in your pocket. Data saver: Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access cell data. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/datasaver.mp4 Productivity Split-screen mode: Now you can multitask with ease. Run two apps side by side in split-screen mode – watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open. Picture-in-picture mode: On Android TV, you can continue watching your current video while browsing or changing settings. Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to switch between your two most recently used apps. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/splitscreen.mp4 Notifications Bundled notifications: See what’s new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert. Direct reply: Direct reply lets you quickly reply to a message, directly from within the notification shade. So, you no longer need to launch the app to fire off a quick response. Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself. http://www.talkandroidphones.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/directreply.mp4 System usability improvements Customizable Quick Settings: Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Gorilla Glass 5 Ultimate Scratch and Hammer Test – [Videos]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Gorilla Glass 5 Ultimate Scratch and Hammer Test – [Videos]

A few days back we saw the Galaxy Note 7 undergo a series of rigorous drop tests, today we take a closer look at how Samsung’s new beast of a device manages to survive these scratch tests. Be warned, this video might not be for the faint hearted so do watch it at your own risk. After looking at the video, we were quite amazed by the end result which clearly proves that even though Gorilla Glass 5 is somewhat durable against drops but when it comes to being scratched, the device is quite vulnerable to scratches. For those of you who are planning to buy this otherwise amazing device, we recommend using a good quality screen protector along with a durable back cover to keep your device protected at all times. Also check out the video below to see how the Note 7 fares when kept under a knife and...

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How well does the Galaxy Note 7 survive these drop tests – [Video]

How well does the Galaxy Note 7 survive these drop tests – [Video]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is one of the first devices that come with the all new Gorilla Glass 5 which the company claims to be four times more durable than its predecessor and the current competition. According to recent lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs. Well that claim has been put to test by our friends at XEETECHCARE who did a drop test with a brand new Galaxy Note 7. After conducting several drop tests from different heights, the front glass managed to survive every drop but much to our surprise, the glass at the back of the device got cracked in just the first drop which does raise a few eyebrows considering the fact Samsung have used the exact same glass on both sides. This proves that no matter how strong and durable the companies claim their phone display’s to be, at the end of the day one thing does stand out….Glass does Shatter!! For those of you who are planning to purchase this otherwise amazing device are advised to purchase a good quality back cover as well as a screen protector to save your device from any unfortunate mishaps as far as cracking or damaging your phone is concerned. The Galaxy Note 7 is set to arrive worldwide starting August...

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