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Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei announces Limited Edition Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei have been one of the most successful Chinese OEMs in recent times with. Not only are they now the third largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, the company strives on a plethora of some of the most beautiful looking devices we have come across. The latest entrant to their already impressive lineup of devices is the Huawei Mate 9, the company’s flagship device of the year. Following the success of its predecessor the Huawei Mate 8, the company has upped the notch this time around by launching not one but two variants of the Huawei Mate 9. One of which is a limited edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design phone. This gorgeous device not only looks amazing, it packs a punch in the hardware front as well. The Mate 9 Porsche Design phone sports a 5.5″ QHD 534ppi AMOLED display, the company’s much renowned and latest Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB RAM, 256GB of non-expandable storage, dual Leica-branded cameras, one features a 12MP color sensor while the other is a 20MP black & white sensor, an 8MP front shooter, a massive 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 with Huawei’s own customized EMUI . On the camera front, the duo is the second generation camera of what was found in the Huawei P9 and thanks to the Kirin 960, it’s able to capture 4K video which the P9 couldn’t do. Another new addition is Hybrid Zoom, which is a 2x digital zoom that uses information from both camera sensors. Huawei has overhauled its EMUI Android skin (based on Android 7.0) for the phones’ launch, giving it a fresh and simplified look with more blues and whites and reducing menu clutter. It certainly looks better than older versions of EMUI, and Huawei is also giving users the option of using an app drawer — rather than enforcing its previous iOS-inspired system of app-placement where everything you install has to find a place on the home screen. The company says it’s also introduced a number of software tweaks, including a machine learning-powered system which watches how you use the phone and changes the allocation of processing power accordingly. Huawei’s promise is that the Mate 9 which actually gets faster the more you use it — the opposite of what happens with most Android phones — and the company claims internal tests have found that performance improved by as much as 8 percent over 10,000 hours of simulated use. And all of this is powered by the company’s new octa-core Kirin 960 system-on-chip, which supports the Vulkan API for improved graphical crunch. With all the added juice along with the Porsche Design and Leica brand affiliations, the device does come...

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The ZTE ZMax Pro is a $99 phone with amazing specs

The ZTE ZMax Pro is a $99 phone with amazing specs

Chinese OEM’s have been dominating the smartphone market in recent times and have (in many cases) given the well established “big names” a good run for their money. Brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo etc. have been creating strides not just in the Asian markets but all over the world. Another significant name to join the family is ZTE, a well recognized name across China and other regions. On July 18th, the company held a mega rooftop launch event in New York where they announced the ZTE ZMAX Pro which could very well be considered as currently the best budget friendly smartphone in the world. Priced at just $99, this beast has a lot to offer. The device sports a 6” full HD 1080p Gorilla Glass 3 display, 2GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor, 32GB of onboard storage with additional support for SD card, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 3400mAh battery, finger print scanner and runs on Android Marshmallow. The device is also the first budget phone which supports USB-Type C along with quick charging functionality and is available for pre-order now. The first 5000 orders will be shipped with a stylish leather wallet case so if you’re on the lookout for a new phone without burning a big hole in your pockets, then the ZTE ZMax is definitely the phone you are looking for. Head on over to ZTE’s website and place your orders today. ZTE ZMAX Pro Specs at a Glance 6-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass 3 display Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor 2GB RAM 32GB internal storage w/ micro SD card slot Fingerprint sensor (rear facing) 13MP / 5MP cameras USB Type C 3,400mAh battery Quick Charging technology Android 6.0 Marshmallow   Introducing ZMAX PRO! Exclusively at @MetroPCS, for only $99! #LoveMyZMax pic.twitter.com/jY8HOkYTWR — ZTE USA (@ZTE_USA) July 18,...

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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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LG teases new ” Always On” mode for the upcoming G5

LG teases new ” Always On” mode for the upcoming G5

We’re exactly 10 days away from one of the biggest mobile events of the year, the annual extravagant Mobile World Congress that’s taking place in Barcelona, Spain. Till now we have heard major announcements from both the South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG who have both opted to launch their new flagship devices of the year, the Samsung GALAXY S7 and the LG G5. A few days back we had shared some of the leaked images of what Samsung’s next beast is going to look like but today we are going to take a closer look at one of the new features that is expected to come with the LG G5 – The “Always On” display mode. The company has posted an official teaser GIF image showing the new feature with a semi-lit display where we can see the time, date and the latest notifications. As far as the devices tech specs are concerned, the G5 is rumored to house the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4gb RAM and a dual lens camera. The details of which will be revealed in a few days as soon as we get any further insights so do stick around for more. So are you guys as excited as us about the MWC 2016 ? Do share your thoughts in the comments below. Cheers...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Metal body, QHD Display, UV Sensor, 16MP Camera and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Metal body, QHD Display, UV Sensor, 16MP Camera and more

The wait is finally over as Samsung today officially announced their new flagship, the Galaxy Note 4. The device has been upgraded from its predecessor, the Note 3 in  both hardware and software. As the trend continues Samsung have ported most of its Galaxy S5 features in the Note 4, meaning the Note 4 comes with a finger print scanner, heart rate monitor, S-Health 3.5 and the updated TouchWiz UX running on Android 4.4 KitKat. Although, it should be noted that the Note 4 is not IP67 certified, meaning it is not water resistant (No trying any under water shots). Now let’s to dive down into the tech specs. Body The 5.7 inch phablet is truly the best looking of the Note family to date. Maybe its because of the aluminum frame wrapped around the body of the device. The Galaxy Note 4 is the first in the Note family to have an aluminum frame, making it sleek and solid at the same time. This is real aluminum not the faux style material which looks like metal but ends up being plastic. So, after years of ranting from its fans Samsung have finally started using actual metal. They started this look with the Galaxy Alpha – Samsung’s first android phone with a metallic body and now the Galaxy Note 4 joins the family. This really gives the device an elegant,  premium feel something its devices have lacked down the years. The phone itself is only 176g, a bit heavier than the Note 3, but you do not really feel the difference. The smartphone will come in 4 colors, Charcoal black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. Display Samsung have again lived up to their “Bigger is Better” mantra for its Note devices, by increasing the resolution of their 5.7 inch display from 1080p to 2560×1440. So, even though the size of the screen is the same the resolution has gone from Full HD to QHD display. If that was not already sharp enough, the Galaxy Note 4 has a Super AMOLED Quad HD display, making it one of the sharpest and most vibrant displays of any smartphone out there. Samsung have always been ahead in the display category, and they out did themselves with the Galaxy S5 and now have improved that further in the Galaxy Note 4. The pixel density of the device is 515ppi. So games just got sharper and more colorful than ever. Though the LG3 has a slightly great pixel density at 538ppi, we’ll have to compare later how the Note 4’s display holds against the LG giant. The glass on the display is not entirely flat either: its...

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Introducing the LG G3 – Simple is the New Smart

Introducing the LG G3 – Simple is the New Smart

LG has not been really discrete about its 2014 flagship the LG G3 in the recent past, but now its officially been revealed. LG seem to have built a real contender, improving on its predecessor the much acclaimed G2. The back power button found in last year’s flagship has made a triumphant return and sits nicely at the back of the device. The device’s body is made up of metal and plastic , reason for not making it full metal is  due to the fact that Qi wireless charging devices would be compatible. Display LG G3 comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Display which has a resolution of (2560×1440), four times the resolution of a Full HD display (1920×1080). The display has a 538 ppi pixel density, making it one of the sharpest display’s out there in the market currently. Under the hood   The G3 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 Quad-core processor which clocks at around 2.5 Ghz. The LG G3 will come in two variants a 16GB and a 32GB version, but that is not all the difference, the 16GB will have 2GB DDR3 RAM, while the latter will be sporting 3GB of RAM.  The beast is powered by a removable 3000 mAh battery, which may come in handy considering the amount of juice the smartphone  would require to live up to its full potential. If memory is your forte, then you will be happy to know that a microSD card slot is available, which can support upto 128GB of storage. Camera The LG G3 has a 13MP shooter at the back and it is everything which a top notch flagship device’s camera should be like, plus more! The G3’s camera has a sensor right beside it, that is a LASER BLASTER, now what would be a laser blaster be doing next to a camera one would think. Well the answer is, it uses a a technology called “laser auto focus” which helps the user takes focused pictures fast, and it is very fast! The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and Dual LED Flash which is always useful. Other than that it has face detection, HDR etc.  Now lets talk about recording videos, the G3 can record videos upto 2K resolution with stereo sound recording. The device sports a 2.1MP front camera for all your selfie pleasures as well. LG G3 Smart Features                                     The LG G3 runs on the latest Android 4.4, KitKat OS, with its own theme wrapped over it. The UI has been given a nice little overhaul, which complements the very sharp display the device has. Old favorites such as Knock On and...

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