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Infinix Zero 3 – Hands On Review

Infinix Zero 3 – Hands On Review

The Infinix Zero 3 is Infinix Mobility’s flagship smartphone of 2016. There was a lot of hype about the smartphone, when it launched earlier this year. Now, does it live up to that hype? Lets find out! The Infinix Zero 3 comes with a 5.5 inch FULL HD 1080p IPS LCD Display (400 ppi) which is very sharp and is a real step up from the 720p display of the Zero 2. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, so it is sturdy enough to withstand, if it falls straight on its face. The device itself is made of up of high grade plastic, which gives the device a premium feel. The back of device is textured but quite smooth, though I personally am not a big fan of the design (curved phones have spoilt me). The device itself is a real power house, running on MediaTek’s Helio X10 64 bit 2.1 GHz Octa core processor with a IMG G6200 GPU. Not only that but the Zero 3 comes with 3GB of RAM, which makes the device a beast of a phone. Multi-tasking is quite smooth and games and HD videos run without any lag. Sticking with memory the Zero 3 comes with 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support. Now, lets talk about the camera, the Infinix Zero 3 comes with a Exymor RS Sony IMX 230 20MP shooter at the back which can record videos up to 4K resolution (30fps). The camera software also features some professional settings if you want to play around with the ISO or shutter speed to get the perfect shot. If not, the auto mode is good enough to take random shots. We have taken some sample images below and we will leave you to judge. On the front lies a 5MP camera with flash for situation where low light selfies become important. In order to handle all that power, the Infinix Zero 3 runs on a 3000 mAh, on light or careful (not keeping WiFi or data on whole day) usage, then it will last you a day, but rest assured you would have to still charge the device when you go to sleep. On heavy use (wifi on whole day and gaming) we had to charge the device twice a day. So for people who looking for a longer lasting battery, then they need to consider this point. Software wise the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and will soon be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On top of it lies Infinix’s own XUI skin, which brings with it some cool features including tap to wake up etc. The...

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Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Lenovo Tech World kicked off yesterday with a bunch of major announcements that is sure to revolutionize the future of smartphones. The company launched several new phones that have been rumored since quite some time; but the one device that got us all excited was  the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The world’s first Tango phone for consumers. Without going into much detail about Google’s Project Tango, let us give you a quick refresher of what it’s all about. Rumors have been floating around since the beginning of last year regarding Google’s next big project that brings Augmented Reality in the palm of your hands. With Virtual and Augmented Reality already on a stride these days, Project Tango could very well be the next big thing. Besides the PHAB2 Pro, Lenovo also announced two other devices in the PHAB series, the Lenovo PHAB2 and the PHAB2 Plus. Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The World’s first Project Tango Phone The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is a 6.4-inch phablet having a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution QHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM. The device comes with a 16MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera but the one feature that makes this phone standout from the rest is that it supports Google’s Project Tango. The built-in cameras and sensors found in the back of the device will allow it to use Project Tango’s 3D mapping technology to understand and create a whole new virtual world around you. Combining these with the phone’s powerful hardware, the device is best suited for Augmented Reality (AR) games and simulations. Other specs include 64GB on onboard storage, a 4050mAh battery with fast charge support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device would be availablecomes in two colors: Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold. The PHAB2Pro will be available globally in September for $499 from selected Lowe’s outlets in the US while the rest of us can order ours online by the end of the year Lenovo PHAB2 For those of you who don’t want to burn a big hole in your pockets, Lenovo also offers a budget friendly variant in their new Phab series. The PHAB2 also comes with a massive 6.4-inch HD IPS display with 227 PPI (unlike the QHD found in its elder sibling, the PHAB2 Pro), a Media Tek Quadcore MTK 8735 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera, 32GB of onboard storage with microSD card support, a 4050mAh battery and will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Lenovo PHAB2 will be available in two colors:...

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Infinix Hot 3 – Hands on Review

Infinix Hot 3 – Hands on Review

Infinix has done an exceptional job in bringing great devices for more than reasonable prices. Most of which do not require you to burn a hole in your pocket to get. The latest in their range of extremely budget friendly devices is the Infinix Hot 3, which costs less than $100 (PKR 9,999) which is great considering the specs. We got our hands on a test unit and took it out for a swirl. Starting things off, the Infinix Hot 3 comes with a 5.5 inch 720p HD display (267 ppi), which is quite sharp, and the colors pop out really well especially the blacks. Watching videos on YouTube on the big display is a lot of fun as well. The screen is bright enough to be used in strong sunlight, but in order to do so the brightness level has to be put on max. The device feels quite premium, even though it has a full plastic body. The curved back sure does help this cause. Despite the size of the device, one handed use is fairly easy, though a back cover would be recommended for better grip.   Under the hood lies a MediaTek MT6580 1.3GHz Quad-core processor with a Mali400-MP2 GPU which is powerful enough to handle everyday apps. Multi-tasking (max 5 apps) is not too bad either, though there are times when the 1GB RAM does fall short, especially when playing graphic intensive games such as Angry Birds Action or Mortal Kombat X. The games work well enough, it is the occasion lag which gets to you. (Well it does to me at least), Games like candy crush work very smoothly though (Yes candy crush fans out there rejoice!). While sticking with hardware for the time being the Infinix Hot 3 comes with 16GB in built storage, with microSD card support (up to 32GB) which is great considering the price of the device. Now lets talk about the cameras, the Infinix Hot 3 comes with a 8MP shooter at the back with phase detection and HDR support and a 2MP wide angle camera in the front.  The great thing about this device is that, the front camera also has flash, which is great news for selfies lovers. The pictures come out quite sharp during the day, even the night shots are decent enough. Beauty Mode, Panorama and Night Mode are the other features you get in the camera software. Voice Capture, Smile Recognition and Gesture Recognition help you in taking group selfies. The Infinix Hot 3 runs on a 3000mAh battery, which I must say gives a pretty good backup. The device easily lasts a whole day with light to moderate...

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Android N Developer Preview is Official [Hands On Video]

Android N Developer Preview is Official [Hands On Video]

Google surprised everyone when they launched the preview build for their next Android operating system, “Android N” two days back. So, we grabbed our Nexus 6P and gave it a whirl. Android N has brought with it a number of cool new features, including a visual overall of the notification panel and the systems settings. Even though the OS is in beta, it is very snappy, which to be honest I’m surprised, but really happy about. So rather than you guys reading what’s new, watch the hands on video below: Android N Developers Preview from Talk Android Phones on Vimeo. So, guys what do you think about Google’s next Android OS? Any guesses on what the “N” stands for? If you think I missed anything in the review. Do let me know in the comments below....

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The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

The next Android OS is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Official]

We are just a month away from Google showing off its new Android 6.0 operating system code named Marshmallow.  They will do so, with the launch of the two new Nexus devices. One is made by LG (Nexus 5 2015) and its brother will be bigger like the Nexus 6 but built by Huawei. Google had kept a lot of people guessing what their next Android OS will be named, when early this year, Android M as introduced. If the preview builds are to be considered. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings with it a number of changes, visual and internal. The first thing you will notice when you turn on an Android 6.0 running device is the new boot animation, next you can see that the app launcher  has changed, it now comes with a search option which could turn out to be very handy, if you have many app screens. Home screen rotation is finally here (though some app launchers have done this job for us in the past). Also, Quick settings tab can now be arranged. Now talking about internal changes, Android 6.0 will let users give the power to choose which permission you want which app to have. So, if you do not allow an app to use your mic, it wont be allowed to use it. Finger print scanning is also built in the OS’s architecture, which means improved finger print scanning in supported devices. Lastly there is a cool new function which lets you decide what notifications to show on the status bar. For example if you always have your bluetooth on, and do not want the icon to take the space then simply remove it.  This means a much cleaner looking status bar. Now it is just a matter of waiting until Google shows off the final build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the world in...

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Unveiling the Slimmer, Lighter and Tougher Infinix Zero 2

Unveiling the Slimmer, Lighter and Tougher Infinix Zero 2

So folks, the Infinix Zero 2 has finally launched in Pakistan. We already gave you a sneak peak of the Zero 2 device and our first impression but now its time to remove the curtains. The Infinix Zero 2 is built keeping in mind 3 things, a slim design, a lighter body and a tough shell. Display and Design   The Infinix Zero 2 comes with a 5 inch Samsung Super AMOLED HD display (1280×720), which shows vibrant colors with very less picture saturation. The contrast ratio is 30000:1 which you can actually tell when watching HD videos. The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection. The dimensions of the body are pretty slim (145*71.5*6.5 mm) and weighing just 118 grams, fits in the palm of your hand very well. The back of the device is its main attraction, the Zero 2 comes with a non-removable Kevlar back panel. According to the Infinix team, the material is 5 times stronger and lighter than steel, making the device pretty solid.  As the back panel does not open, the dual sim card tray is on the side of the device. While the other side houses the power button, volume buttons and microSD card tray slot. Under the Hood   The Infinix Zero 2 is no slouch when it comes to performance and power, this is due to the Media Tek 6592T 2.0 GHz Octa – Core processor with Mali 450 700 MHz GPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM. The specs seems capable enough to run even the most graphic hungry games. (Will test it out for our selves a bit later). On the memory front the device has 32GB of internal memory which has now become a standard in flagship devices. The device also houses a microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB. So, lots of memory there, which is a good thing, considering how good the cameras on the device are. Camera   The device houses a 13 Megapixel Samsung S5K3M2 CMOS sensor with f/2.0. This means the lens can take in 18% more light in, when taking pictures in dark places. Another impressive feature is the auto focus time. It is only 0.5 seconds, so the chances of a blurry image go down quite a bit.  The front of the device lies a 5 Megapixel 85 degrees wide angle camera, which when we tested was quite impressive. There are some fun features as well, one being if you think taking pictures by pressing a button or touching the screen is too main stream, then just wave or shout at the camera and it will take the picture. Cool right? Software...

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