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The Nokia 8 with Bothie Camera and OZO Audio! [Review]

The Nokia 8 with Bothie Camera and OZO Audio! [Review]

Nokia is a name reminiscent of not just quality but also because of the strong history that is attached with the brand itself. Through out the years, we have seen the Finnish Cellular giants come up with a vast variety of devices that resonate with users of every generation. Even today, people from all walks of life are using a Nokia device whether its their ever renowned range of feature phones, the (now discontinued) Windows Phones or the latest range of Android devices. The year 2017 proved to be a historical year for the company as they FINALLY decided to launch their first ever range of devices running on Android. In association with HMD Global,  the initial devices that were launched were the mid range models comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6. This was later followed by the launch of their first flagship device the Nokia 8, a premium phone having all the oomph and style that you can expect from a Nokia device. Today we take a closer look at what Nokia has to offer in its flagship device of 2017. It’s been more than a month now since we got our hands on this beauty which indeed is a eye catcher for someone who sees it and especially holds in their hands for the first time. The Nokia 8 comes wrapped in an aluminium unibody design with metal edges, but while the back is metal too, the feel on the rear will depend on which finish you opt for. The device comes in different color and texture variants. There are steel and tempered blue colors, but both of these have a matt finish, and look a little bit lackluster when put next to the shiny copper and blue options. We are using the polished blue variant which by far is the best looking option available. You would definitely be needing a  cover for the device as at times it  gets quite slippery in the hands and is also prone to scratches.   Let us now look at the main attraction of the Nokia 8 which is the camera. Like most previous flagship devices that Nokia have produced, the major focus always remains on two things, aesthetics and the amazing cameras. The company hasn’t disappointed us this time as well in this regard. The Nokia 8 sports dual 13 MP rear cameras with Carl Zeiss Optics and a powerful 13 MP front facing camera for all you selfie lovers out there. One of the unique features of the Nokia 8 is “Bothie” which as the name implies, gives you the option to capture images using both the front...

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Introducing the Huawei Mate 10 Lite – The World’s First Smartphone with Four Cameras

Introducing the Huawei Mate 10 Lite – The World’s First Smartphone with Four Cameras

Huawei in recent years has been a name that is quite reminiscent with the words quality and affordability at the same time. Even though the company has a plethora of devices currently available in the market, the two names that have well established themselves in the market are the Huawei “Mate series” and “P series”. These devices have truly been the standout (call it flagship) devices that Huawei has come up with in the last few years. Last year the whole world was talking about the most sleek looking device of 2016, the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro along with the Huawei P10 and the P10 Lite which had revolutionized the smartphone industry especially when it came to image capturing and overall aesthetics. Since Huawei’s affiliation with Leica, the company which truly stands out when it comes to professional photography, the aforementioned brands have been the most successful selling devices so far. Enter 2017, and the company has once again truly out done themselves this time around yet again with the launch of their latest flagship devices, the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. Not only are these devices visually appealing to look at, they most certainly pack a punch especially when it comes to hardware and elements such as Full View displays. Today, we are going to take a close look at the beautiful and extremely pocket friendly Huawei Mate 10 Lite which is creating strides in the market not only for its affordable price, but also because of the amazing hardware that it has to offer. The recently launched device comes with FOUR camera’s…yes you read that correctly guys! The Huawei Mate 10 Lite features dual front and dual rear cameras making the device the world’s first smartphone with Four Cameras. The two front-facing selfie cameras feature a 13MP and a 2MP lens combined. The f/2.0 13MP lens focuses on image rendering while the 1.75um 2MP color lens captures a dazzling depth of field resulting in clear and beautiful selfies with the breathtaking bookeh effect that indeed makes the device a “Selfie Superstar”. The rear cameras feature a 16-megapixel standard sensor and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with phase detection that captures some truly stunning images especially under low light. You can check out some of the stunning images captured from the device below to see how the Mate 10 Lite has indeed redefined photography : Moving towards the other specs, the Mate 10 Lite sports a full aluminum body with curved edges bearing a soap bar design; catered together with a beautiful 5.9-inch “Full View” display with full-HD+ 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect...

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Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Motorola has had its share of ups and downs down the years, but there is no arguing the top quality smartphones they have come up with the Motorola G series was a great entry smartphone range for the price, then they came up with their Turbo and Maxx smartphones which packed with great hardware, Most recently they ventured into the modular phone domain with the Moto Z line up. They were one of the two major OEM’s (other was LG) who took the brave step to get into this category. After Lenovo acquired Motorola, they have come back to Pakistan and have brought with them a few contenders for the mid range category namely the Moto M and the Moto E series. One of them is the Moto E4 Plus, which comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. The Moto E4 Plus has a big 5.5 inch (1280×720) HD IPS LCD Display which is wrapped around a metal body. The display even though only 720p is good enough and you will enjoy watching videos on YouTube or play games on it. Plus with the resolution being lower it consumes less energy as well, which means more battery life. It is water repellent too which is a great plus considering you would like to take your phone with you to the toilet. On the flip side the display does not get too bright, so outdoor visibility in bright sunlight gets a bit difficult. Just below the display lies the fingerprint scanner, which doubles as a home button as well if required. Otherwise there are on display navigation keys. The fingerprint scanner is quick and was able to recognize my fingers 85% of the time, it became a bit tricky when my fingers were sweaty, otherwise it performed quite well. The best part about the fingerprint scanner is that, not only you can unlock your device, but lock back the device too. This is a great feature especially for people who don’t like to keep pressing the power button. While we are on the hardware part of things the Moto E4 Plus comes with great and I mean great speakers. Coupled with the Dolby Atmos software built in, it provides loud and crisp sound. To, check out the power of the speakers check out its video on our YouTube channel. Under the hood lies a 1.3 GHz Cortex A-53 Quad-core MediaTek processor which is not the most powerful processor around, but it will run all of your everyday apps. Though, if you are into heavy gaming, then you might feel a slight lag while playing graphic intensive game. Thanks to the 3GB RAM, the lag wasn’t...

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Reviewing the Nokia 5

Reviewing the Nokia 5

Nokia with all the hype created for its Android debut has not disappointed us yet.  Starting from the Nokia 3, then Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the upcoming flagship device the Nokia 8. The devices have withheld the body and the feel of some of their more successful Lumia devices mainly the 1020 and the 950, which is great. Today, our focus is on the mid ranger Nokia 5. Straight out of the bat, the device just looks gorgeous, specially the Tempered Blue version. The device has a 5.2 inch 1280 x 720 HD  polarized display wrapped around an aluminum uni-body.  The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass making the front of the device quite durable to front facing falls.  The display is quite sharp and makes streaming YouTube videos a pleasurable experience. Also, it is quite bright so using it outdoors was never a problem. The finger print scanner is housed on the front on the device which doubles as a home button which I personally do not like, as there were a couple of instances, while unlocking the device, I accidentally kept on opening Google Assistant. which became a bit annoying. The size of the scanner could have been slightly bigger, though understandable why Nokia opted for a smaller sensor, as we live in a world where small to no bezels have started to become a norm. That being said, the sensor is quite decent and works quite well in most cases. Under the hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which is strong enough for most apps to work without a hitch, though some graphic intensive games like Injustice 2 did have a bit of lag. This is also due to the fact the device comes with only 2GB RAM, while most of the devices in its category are now housing 3GB. In terms of storage the device comes with 16Gb on board memory, but not to worry too much as it also houses a microSD card slot upto 128GB of storage. The device has a single speaker in the bottom, but is quite loud and holding the phone horizontally does not muzzle the sound at all which is great. Now talking about the camera’s, the Nokia 5 comes with a 13MP primary shooter and an 8MP camera on the front. One of the highlights about this device is that, both the camera’s have auto focus. This means no more blurred out or selfies or groupfies. The camera performs quite well in day light, specially the auto HDR mode helps in making the colors pop. Both cameras are capable of taking videos in Full HD (1920×1080). Macro shots from the...

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The Nokia 3310 – The Legend is Reborn!

The Nokia 3310 – The Legend is Reborn!

The original Nokia 3310 had become somewhat a legend, some may even argue it was the most durable phone ever built. Throw it off a 2 floor balcony, drive over it, drop on the concrete and it would just keep on soldiering on like a Boss! 17 years down the road and Nokia decided to revive that legend once again. So, call it, nostalgia or call it whatever you like, the Nokia 3310 is a sight for sore eyes! The 2017 version of the Nokia 3310 does looked like the phone has evolved in all this time. The phone’s body is much thinner than its older brother, but has maintained that classic curved look, with dimensions 115.60 x 51.00 x 12.80 (height x width x thickness), on the front you will find a 2.4 inch QVGA polarized colored curved display (240×320 pixels). The keys on the keypad (you don’t hear that, quite often these days) are very soft and its a lot of fun typing on them. On the back of the device you shall find a 2MP camera with LED flash, which to be honest, can take some decent shots in lighted areas or even day time shots are not bad. You do get a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can either listen to the inbuilt FM radio or listen to your own tunes, thanks to the 32GB microSD card support. The phone itself houses 16MB storage, which is plenty for keeping old text messages, or even keeping a few songs or pictures. Talking about the software the device runs on Nokia Series 30+ (and NOT android as a lot of people had predicted it to be). The UI is quite simple and does have that classic feel to it. While we are on this topic, the Nokia 3310 did come with its share of games and one in particular got a lot of stardom and still does till date. That game was “Snake”, we used to spend hours trying to see how long we could make that 2D snake grow and to our utmost joy Nokia has brought it back as well. The new Snake keeps the classic feel to it, but does add a lot of modern elements to it, like the snake can actually travel diagonally now, which makes the game even more challenging but still fun. The Nokia 3310 comes with a removable 1200mAh battery which promises to last and after our rigorous testing it does actually last a week easily! Even longer depending on how you use it. Other than that the device comes with Bluetooth 3.0 to help you transfer data easily. It comes in two versions a...

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Infinix Releases New Flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus

Infinix Releases New Flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus

Infinix, a leading mobile device manufacturer in more than 20 countries globally, recently released the new flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus mobile phones. Designed to appeal to professional and personal lifestyles of tech-enthusiasts through the perfect configuration of advanced hardware and software. Best described by the moniker “THE PRO”, Zero4 and Zero4 Plus achieve the ultimate professional photo experience. Zero4 boasts a 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8-megapixel front camera, optical image stabilization (OIS), laser autofocus (laser AF), and 4x Sharper Zoom. Hardware Ensures High-Performance with the Power of “The Pro”: ZERO4 Plus goes beyond high-performance with a stunning 20.7-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 large aperture and 13-megapixel front-facing camera, all driven by the power of a HELIO X20 10-core TRICLUSTER processor providing lower energy consumption and smooth operation (ZERO4 is equipped with an 8-Core 64-bit high-performance processor). Zero4 Plus offers a configuration of 32GB ROM + 4GB RAM to meet the capacity needs of shooting and storing HD photographs and videos (ZERO4 is equipped with a 32GB+3GB configuration). Automatic camera settings provide convenience, but rarely satisfies the creative or professional photographer. Therefore, Infinix has introduced the new Pro manual adjustment camera interface with ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus. Now, any user can choose between automatic adjustments or an unlimited combination of manual aperture, shutter speed, color, ISO, brightness, and other controls to enrich the visual creation experience. Software and Hardware Combine for More Pro Power: With optical image stabilization (OIS) Zero4 and Zero4 Plus make shooting videos and photos much clearer, even in the least desirable shooting conditions. OIS offsets camera shake with automatic double-axis lens adjustments in the opposite direction of any jitter caused by the screen shaking. Moreover, new optical anti-shake algorithms allows ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus to create an excellent shooting experience by enhancing stability and image quality. The photographic power of Infinix ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus can be further demonstrated by 4X Sharper Zoom and Laser Auto Focus (AF) technology. The camera calculates precise distance via reflection through the emission of a low-power laser to the subject being photographed. An infrared laser sensor next to the camera detects the reflected laser and communicates with the mirror motor to adjust the lens to the appropriate position. Laser AF technology ensures sharper photos for macro photography, low light environments, even when shooting a scene with low-contrast. Additionally, 4X Sharper Zoom technology combined with the f/2.0 large aperture lens will give greater flexibility in the distances possible from the photographer to the subject being photographed. Greater technology enables professionalism and ever dynamic means of challenging conventions. Infinix ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus are the collision of cutting-edge technology and the professional ideas...

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