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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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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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Samsung officially launches the Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X wireless Earbuds

Samsung officially launches the Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X wireless Earbuds

Samsung held an event in New York yesterday in which the South Korean tech giants unveiled the Gear Fit 2 Smart watch which is a successor to last years highly acclaimed Gear Fit along with the bluetooth enabled Gear Icon X wireless ear buds. Let us now take a closer look at what these two new smart accessories has to offer: Gear Fit 2: Advanced Features for Fitness   The Gear Fit 2 is a followup to the original Gear Fit and outfits the activity tracker with a gorgeous 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display, dedicated GPS, heart rate monitor, and 4GB of storage for your music. Depending on use, Samsung says the Gear Fit 2 should deliver between 3-4 days of battery life with up to 5 days of standby time. The Gear Fit 2 will be available in three colors: Black, blue and pink   Features an ergonomic, sleek and slim design for comfortable everyday use Provides a Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution color touchscreen for easy fitness monitoring, or checking and responding to text message notifications Embedded GPS and HRM sensor for accurate data tracking of activity With the Auto Activity Tracking feature, users won’t have to manually activate the sports band – whether running, walking, cycling, or using a rowing machine Enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other select fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenges,’ for 1:1 competitions with your friends The standalone music player provides a workout boost without the need of a mobile device   Gear IconX: A Simple and Wireless Experience     The Gear IconX are true wireless earbuds, each coming with their own batteries to power each bud. Where things get interesting is that they also have 4GB of internal storage for storing music, and are capable of tracking physical activity like distance, speeds, heart rate, and calories burned. Needless to say, they’re the perfect workout companion.     http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-iconx/videos/gear-iconx_powerfully_small.mp4     The earbuds are stored in a pill-shaped case when not in use, which provides up to two full charges. Battery life is said to be around 2 hours depending on use (you’ll get more mileage by listening to music stored on the earbuds themselves, obviously). The Gear Icon X will be available in three colors: white, blue and black   Provides a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user’s ears Enables tracking of fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and easily syncs with S Health Includes a Voice Guide feature that provides instant voice feedback on the user’s...

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

The Unpacked event just got over and the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were officially unveiled. Earlier we got some of the specs, and we are happy to say most of them were in line. The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge both are beasts when it comes to raw power due to the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets. If that wasn’t enough, the devices house 4GB LPDDR4 RAM to speed things up. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have surpassed the competition when it comes to graphical performance, joining hands with Epic Studios to come up with Next Gen Console like immersive gaming experience. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge come with the new Vulcan API for gaming that Android 6.0 introduced to the platform, and Samsung has also built-in quite a few tools and features of its own to improve the gaming experience. Not only that but users are also getting $200 worth of in-game currency to use. While we are on the topic of gaming, it is also worth mentioning that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge both come with “Liquid Cooling”, which keeps the heating at bay, for those long gaming sessions. We are also rejoiced to say, Samsung have heard the cries of its customers and brought back the microSD card slot (slow applause). Both the devices can support upto 200GB, which is more than enough even for the power user. Internal storage options are 32GB or 64, though 128GB could be in the pipeline too but was not mentioned at the event. Talking a bit about the design, the S7 and S7 edge both bring back the metal and glass body of their predecessors. Though a few changes have been made which are more than welcome especially for the S7 edge. A lot of people had complained that the Galaxy S6 edge plus did not feel right in the hand, it had no grip. Samsung have rectified this, by using 3D thermal forming to make an ergonomic back, which gives it a much better grip. Now, lets talk about the camera, if increasing mega pixels was the way to go, then Samsung have taken a step back. Though, this is not true (some may argue that it is, but then that’s their opinion), the lens is what makes the difference. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge come with the first ever Dual Pixel camera, which means that auto focus speed has bumped up quite a bit, as compared to the S6, which was considered to have the best camera, is quite impressive. The 12.2 MP camera sensor has an aperture of f/1.7 which means can...

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Samsung’s two new power houses – The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge +

Samsung’s two new power houses – The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge +

Samsung have taken out two giants this time, in the form of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. According to Samsung the the Galaxy Note 5 is built for the multi-tasker and the S6 edge+ is for those who want a high quality multimedia experience. Both devices in terms of specs are identical, except for the obvious differences such as the curved display of the s6 edge+ and the upgraded S-Pen found in the Note 5. Not only that both the devices run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s own Touch Wiz UX UI on top. Galaxy Note 5   The Galaxy Note 5 is no doubt a beast of a device and has a beautiful design to match. The device looks likes a bigger version of the Galaxy S6 in terms of design (good thing or bad thing that is up to you). Also, Samsung have always been ahead of the competition, in terms of display and yet again they lead the pack. The Galaxy Note 5 has a brilliant 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display with a whopping 518 ppi. Under the hood lies their in-house built 14 nm Exynos  7420 Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad) processor with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The back of the device houses a 16MP shooter with OIS and supports 4K (UHD) recording. The Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge + both come with Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects. Then there is Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly live streams Full HD video straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Anyone who receives the YouTube link from a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Note5 user is able to enjoy live stream video from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV with YouTube connectivity. Now lets talk about the major selling point of the Note series, the S Pen. The S Pen has been redesigned quite a bit, and now features a click to open function. So, just press on the S Pen and will pop out. That makes it much easier and way faster than trying to pull out the pen manually. Some of the new features include an all new S Pen Air Command, the ability to right on the screen of the device even when it is off. This will come in really handy when you have to take notes in a hurry. Also, there...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Edge looks absolutely Stunning [Concept]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Edge looks absolutely Stunning [Concept]

Smart Watches are becoming better and better as time goes on. Major players like Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, LG and even Apple have come up with their own iterations of what a beautiful yet handy looking peace of hardware can be on a person’s wrist.  Thanks to a concept of the next Samsung Galaxy Gear Edge by Yanko Design, we can see how good looking a smart watch can really be. The concept Galaxy Gear has a dual edged display found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and we can not move our eyes away from those curves! Words can not do justice to how gorgeous this time peace really is, so better yet I show you. Scroll down below and drool! Designer: Kovács Apor (Maform) Source: Yanko...

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