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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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The 2016 Flagship Killer – One Plus 2 is Official!

The 2016 Flagship Killer – One Plus 2 is Official!

Hey folks the people at One Plus have finally launched their next flagship killer, the One Plus 2. The device as expected has crazy specs tucked in a metallic body. The One Plus 2 picks on the momentum of its predecessor with the looks, specs and pricing that reeled in so many customers. Enough said, let dive in! Design and Body The One Plus 2 is wrapped in an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame and stainless steel accents which are supposed to be jewelry-grade. The device itself comes in only one color black with dark grey sides, but has a number of removable back covers. The device originally comes with a Sandstone Black back cover. Other covers include, Rosewood, Bamboo, Kevlar and Black Apricot, priced at $27 each.  The One Plus 2 comes with a finger printer scanner and USB Type C slot, which is pretty cool. On the side of the device their is an “Alert Slider” something like that on an iPhone, but this slider has 3 options (Sound, Silent, Priority Notifications). Display and other Specs The One Plus 2 has 5.5 inch IPS FULL HD 1080p LCD Display, similar to that found on Nexus devices. The real power lies under the hood, housing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM for the 64GB version and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM with the 16GB version. Yes people there are two versions! On the battery front they have not disappointed either with a 3300 mAh non removable battery, though no wireless or Quick Charge 2.0 options. Another bad news for some maybe that it does not house a microSD card slot and NFC. This might put off some buyers but other than that it is a solid device. The One Plus 2 comes with a 13MP back camera with six layer lens for less distortion, Dual LED Flash, OIS and  Laser Auto focus. The camera is able to record 4K videos as well as slow motion videos in 720p at 120 fps. On the front is a now standard 5MP camera for those selfie lovers out there. Also, the device like its predecessor is dual sim compatible and has two nano sim card slots at the back. Software The One Plus 2 is the first device which comes with Oxygen OS 2.0 out of the box. The OS is a mixture between stock Android and Cyanogen Mod. So silky smoothness of the stock Android with some nifty features on top of it. Some of them include, gestures, dark theme with the option of choosing color accents. App permissions (which is going to come out with Android M) and an option to use it capacitive keys...

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Huawei P8 Lite First Impressions and Review [Hands On]

Huawei P8 Lite First Impressions and Review [Hands On]

We already looked at Huawei’s 2015 flagship device the Huawei P8 a few days back. Now, its time to check out its younger brother, the Huawei P8 Lite.  The P8 Lite comes with a 5 inch display but its resolution has been dialed down to 720p. The coloring of the display is not as vibrant as found in other devices with similar displays. The display has a slightly green hue to it, which might annoy some users. Huawei P8 Lite (left) and Huawei P8 (right) The body of the device looks premium, but the key word here is “looks”. If you take a closer look at the device, the body is made of plastic, but the back of the device is made from a hand-crafted satin layer, which gives that metallic look to it. This is a plus point for those who want their device to stand out, well just a bit. Under the hood lies a 1.2 GHz Octa Core processor which is meant to run almost all apps, which require high power, coupled with 2GB of RAM, these are some really decent specs. The device comes in only one storage variant that is 16GB of internal memory, 6GB is taken by the OS itself, so you are left with 10GB of usable memory. The option of a microSD card is also available.  It is to be noted that, as this is a Dual – sim device, the memory card goes into the second sin card slot. So, there is a choice either use it for extra storage or a second sim. The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a 13 MP back camera with dual flash, the software of the camera is quite similar to that of the original P8 packed with features. The device sports a 5 MP front facing camera which is more than enough for selfie enthusiasts. On the software front, the device runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1 on top of it. The UI might not appeal to many, if they have not used previous Huawei devices, as there is no app drawer (something Apple users are all too familiar with). The company has not officially mentioned the price of the device, but if the price is right, then this is definitely a good deal of a phone to buy. Huawei P8 Lite Tech Specs 5 inch 720p HD display (294 ppi) 1.2 GHz Octa Core Processor 2 GB RAM 16 GB internal memory 13 MP back and 5MP front camera Android 5.0 Lollipop Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) Black, White and...

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Huawei launches the Huawei P8 in Pakistan – Hands On

Huawei launches the Huawei P8 in Pakistan – Hands On

Huawei launched its 2015 flagship device the Huawei P8 in April. Today, it landed on Pakistan’s shores and we got to play with it.  The device looks really sleek and even with its full metal uni-body, it is extremely light. The Full HD 1080p display was quite impressive which could rival that of any current flagship device in the market. The 13MP camera is the main attraction of the Huawei P8. The camera uses a “worlds first” 4 – color RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, White) Imaging sensor, which boasts 32% higher brightness in high contrast images and 78% less color noise in low light situations. The camera coupled with OIS is said to rival even some DSLR cameras.  The design of the camera is an achievement in its self, due to the sleek nature of the device there is no camera bump. This makes the device look even more beautiful that it already is. The camera has two cool features which are worth mentioning,  Light Painting and Director mode. Light Painting captures various light trails, that could be stars in the sky, car tail lights, rushing water etc. The second cool feature is Director Mode which connects 4 smartphones to record a single video from various angles. One primary device and 3 secondary devices, all connected to each other over Wifi. The primary device can view what the other 3 are recording and make into one great video. Other specs include Huawei’s very own Kirin 930 Octa Core 64-bit processor, 3GB RAM, 16/64GB internal storage and a front facing 8MP Selfie camera. On the Software front the Huawei P8 runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with their own EMUI 3.1 skin on top. The smartphone will come in four colors, the 16GB variants will come in Mystic Champagne and Titanium Grey. The 64GB variants will come in Carbon Black and Prestige Gold. Prices for both variants of the device have yet to be announced.  Huawei P8 Tech Specs at a Glance: 5.2 IPS LCD 1080p display (424ppi) HiSilicon Kirin 930/935 64-bit Octa-core processor (Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) 16/64GB ROM 3GB RAM 13 MP back and 8MP front camera Android 5.0 Lollipop Non-removable Li-Po 2680 mAh battery microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) Titanium Grey, Mystic Champagne (16 GB model) Carbon Black, Prestige Gold (64 GB...

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Infinix Hot Note Hands-On Review

Infinix Hot Note Hands-On Review

There comes a time when not so well known OEM’s tend to bring devices that wow us. They are sometimes notoriously difficult to get in all parts of the world but we are really lucky that it arrived at our shores and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one. The device we are talking about is the Infinix Hot Note (X551)!  So enough said, lets get straight to the hands on below! Design and Body The Infinix Hot Note (X551) has a plastic body, weighing in around 172 g and is 8.9mm thick which makes the device feel pretty light considering the size of the display.  Even though the body is made of plastic (durability might be a question) the device feels pretty sturdy in the hand and have yet to find any finger smudges on the back of the device. Three capacitive touch keys (home, back and recent apps) are housed just below the display, so no hard home key on this one, with the power and the volume keys on the right side of the device for easy one hand usage. The plastic back panel does open, but only for the dual-sim card and microSD card slot. The device comes in four fashionable color schemes, the front of the device is always black, the back of the device is a whole another story. The Hot Note comes in Copper Brown, Champagne Gold and Mint Green and my personal favorite Anthracite Grey. The Mint Green version is not available yet, but we assume it might be in the near future. Performance Now, this is the part which surprised quite a few of us. Under the hood, the Infinix Hot Note packs a 1.4 Ghz  MediaTek MT6592 Octa- Core processor, which is a beast of a processor. The RAM on the other hand is just 1GB. That being said, the Octa-Core processor easily makes up for the lack of RAM in the device, making high graphics games such as Mortal Kombat X and Modern Combat 5 (multiplayer online and offline) run smoothly without any lag or frame rate drop, which is quite impressive. Display and Screen Size Talking about the size of the screen, the Infinix Hot Note has a 5.5 inch High Definition IPS display having 720×1280 resolution (267 PPI). The 720p HD display makes the colors really pop, making playing games and watching pictures or videos even more fun. Though the display cannot be considered the best out there, it still is able to hold its own against a number of competitors in the market currently. The size of the display puts the device in the Phablet category (anything above...

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Android M gets unveiled at Google IO 2015

Android M gets unveiled at Google IO 2015

Google IO is the biggest Google event of the year, where Google comes up with some extraordinary stuff year after year. This time was no different. Google L a.k.a Lollipop was unveiled last year and now its turn for Google’s next OS version Android M. Android M is not a visual overhaul like Lollipop but is a more an internal change which some pretty neat new functions. App Permissions gets real   Whenever an app is installed on Android, you get to see a list of permissions which tell you what functions of the device the app will use like accessing location or using the mic or camera and so on. Now with Android M you will no longer be seeing that list during installation. Instead, you can choose which permissions to allow and which to reject when the app demands it, for example you can choose which apps will be allowed to use the microphone in your phone. Chrome integration in every app   Google announced a feature called Chrome Custom Tabs, what it basically does is, making loading pages faster by pre-loading some data such as passwords. This will help in a way that whenever you might click on a link through an app say twitter, currently you would see a stripped down web view of the site. Now, once you click on the link it will open as if it were open in Chrome itself. Well, it is Chrome just automatically customized according to the app you are using. USB-C and Improved Battery Usage   It was announced that Android M will support devices with USB-C. Now, what is USB-C you may ask? Well, the basic idea is that you do not have to worry what the right side of the USB cable is, because there is NO WRONG side any more. You can insert the USB-C cable upside down or right side up doesn’t matter. Another feature which comes with Android M is called “Doze”. This uses the stand by mode more effectively, so you get a longer battery life. According to Google, they tested it on the Nexus 9 and Android M running devices lasted 2 times longer than the ones running Android Lollipop. Google Now on Tap   This is one of the best new features that comes with Android M. Google Now on Tap is a program that has made Google Now much much smarter. How it works it that when you are in an app, just hold the home button and Google cards pop up with relevant information according to the app or data on the screen at that time. Rather than giving you an example...

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