Smartphones – Review Tech http://reviewtech.info Best Product Reviews Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:29:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What’s New? http://reviewtech.info/samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-galaxy-s6/ http://reviewtech.info/samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-galaxy-s6/#respond Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:03:06 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=2294 Samsung is just about to release the next installment in their flagship series, the Galaxy S7. It will undoubtedly have a premium price tag, but how much better is it than last year’s model? And if you already have an S6, is it worth the upgrade? Let’s take a look at how the Galaxy S6 ...

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Samsung is just about to release the next installment in their flagship series, the Galaxy S7. It will undoubtedly have a premium price tag, but how much better is it than last year’s model? And if you already have an S6, is it worth the upgrade? Let’s take a look at how the Galaxy S6 and S7 stack up against each other.

The Galaxy S6 was a big improvement over the comparatively unattractive S5. The S5 was all plastic with cheap looking fake metal painted around the edges. The metallic paint the S5 had just looked cheesy, let’s be honest here. The S4 was pretty much all plastic too, but it looked a little classier than the S5. The S6 on the other hand took Samsung’s style to a new high, and the S7 carries that torch for another year.

Appearance

Both the S6 and S7 have aluminum and glass bodies that look much nicer than any of the previous S-series models. The glass and aluminum design feels much better in your hands. It’s by all means a step up in build quality. Plastic may be a bit more durable when it comes to drops, but you ought to be protecting your phone with some kind of case anyway.

The S6 and S7 look very similar. Samsung reduced the camera sensor bump on the back of the S7 to almost flush. It has a slight ergonomic curve that allows it to fit naturally into your palm. Otherwise they look pretty much the same.

Storage space and battery power

One of the key differences between the S7 and its predecessor is that the S7’s storage space can be expanded with a microSD card. The S6 lacks a microSD card slot. In order to slim up the sleek and elegant S6, Samsung reduced the battery size compared to the one used in the S5. Many S-series fans griped about the cut back in battery life, and as a result, Samsung pumped the S7 up with a larger, 3000 mAh battery. The drawback in stocking the S7 with a big battery is that it has to be thicker. The S7 is 7.9 mm vs the S6’s 6.8 mm. The S7 is a bit heavier too at 152 g versus the S6’s 138 g.

New features

Unlike the Galaxy S6, the S7 is waterproof. This is a great bonus if you live in a tropical climate that gets a lot of rain, or if you or someone close to you is prone to spilling drinks.

The S7 features an Always On display that allows the time, date and notifications to be seen on screen even when the phone is asleep. The Galaxy S7’s AMOLED screen allows individual pixels to be used without turning on the rest of the screen. Always On display should have a minimal effect on battery life, especially with the bump up in capacity.

In the S7, Samsung has introduced a new type of camera technology that they call “dual-pixel.” Even though the S7’s camera has only 12 MP instead of 16 MP like the S6, Samsung claims that the picture quality is better on the S7. The S7’s camera also focuses up to four times faster. The S7 has a lower aperture at f / 1.7. That means it can capture more light and thus take clearer pictures in low light conditions. The front facing camera on both devices captures 5 MP images.

Processors and RAM

As expected, the S7 got an upgrade in processing power. The Galaxy S7 packs a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 AND an Exynos 8890 Octa. It uses a dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo, a dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, a quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, and a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53. The S6 on the other hand has a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 in combination with a quad-core 2.1.0 GHz Cortex-A57.

In addition to the extra processors Samsung packed into the S7, it has an extra gig of RAM at 4 GB. The use of multiple processors and 4 GB of RAM should provide top notch performance no matter how many apps you left open at the same time. Plainly put, the S7 is a state of the art POWERHOUSE. The S6 should not be underestimated though, as it is incredibly snappy as well.

What they have in common

If you expected these two smart phones to have more similarities than differences, then you’d be right. They both use microUSB chargers, not USB type C. They both take nano-SIMs, and they have virtually the same screen (on paper at least). The screen size on both phones is 5.1 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels and 577 ppi. The S7 does have slightly less bezel though, so the screen to body ratio on the S7 is a tad better at 72.1% vs 70.7% on the S6.

The S7 ships with Android v6.0 Marshmallow. The S6 is currently still using Lollipop 5.0.2, but will soon be upgraded to Marshmallow. Both models make use of Samsung’s proprietary user interface of course, TouchWiz.

S7 vs. S6 Pros and cons

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7

Pros

  • Supports microSD cards
  • Has a bigger battery
  • Has more RAM and more processing power
  • Supposedly has a better camera
  • Is waterproof
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Cons

  • Will certainly have a premium pricetag (i.e. it’s expensive!)
  • Is a bit thicker and heavier

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6

Pros

  • Price is significantly lower and is likely to keep dropping over the next few months
  • It’s a bit thinner and lighter
  • You can buy one right now as it’s already in stores
  • It’s quite similar to the S7, and has enough power and technology to hold you over for a long time
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Cons

  • Less RAM and processing power
  • Lacks dual-pixel technology
  • Lacks a microSD card slot
  • Has a smaller battery
  • Not waterproof

Conclusion

All the above being said, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a fantastic phone. Just because the S7 will be available very soon does not mean you ought to buy that instead. Truth be told, they are very similar. None of the new additions to the S-series this year are mind blowing. Nothing sets the S7 way above the S6. The S6 is so much better than the S5 in pretty much all categories except for battery life. The Galaxy S7 didn’t get a dramatic makeover the way the S6 did over the S5. If money is an issue, the S6 will not disappoint you. It’s a highly capable device that when compared to the S7, is just barely less favorable.

If you are dying to get the newest installment in the S-series, then obviously the S7 should be your pick. There’s not really any reason to choose the S6 over the S7 except for its price. Since you’ll be paying top dollar with the S7, the S6 will provide a better value. As is the case with any smart phone series, last year’s new-and-hot is this year’s value buy.

The S7 is in fact better all around, but the S6 is still an awesome phone that is now being sold at a more reasonable price. If you already have the S6, it makes more sense to wait until the presumed release of the S8 next year. If you’re using the S5 or even the S4 though, now is a great time for an upgrade if you’re willing to fork over the dough.

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Meizu Pro 5 Review http://reviewtech.info/meizu-pro-5-review/ http://reviewtech.info/meizu-pro-5-review/#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:45:03 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=2111 The Chinese company, Meizu, has released a new premium phone series, the Meizu Pro. Starting with the Meizu Pro 5, the new flagship phone’s title can compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6S and not sound like the new kid on the block. Meizu is a sort of cell phone Frankenstein, ...

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The Chinese company, Meizu, has released a new premium phone series, the Meizu Pro. Starting with the Meizu Pro 5, the new flagship phone’s title can compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6S and not sound like the new kid on the block. Meizu is a sort of cell phone Frankenstein, having the heart of a Samsung with the Exynos 7420 chipset and the eyes of a Sony with a monstrous 21 megapixel, 1.24’ IMX 230 camera sensor.

Meizu Pro 5 ReviewThis beast combines a quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex A57 with a quad-core 15GHz A53 for added processing power. That’s the same set up as Samsung’s headpiece, the Galaxy S6. Meizu has an advantage over the S6 in terms of processing power though. Meizu has neglected to offer a QHD screen, therefore allowing the processers and battery to focus on pure speed and consistency. Meizu claims that most people can’t tell the difference between a QHD screen and a full HD screen anyway. So if you value processing speed over a more detailed display, then Meizu gets the checkmark there.

The Meizu Pro 5 boasts a huge 5.7” Super AMOLED, 1080p screen with 386 ppi, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Colors are vibrant and bright, though slightly oversaturated, as can be expected with a Super AMOLED display. Meizu offers two versions of the Pro 5, one with 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, and the other with 64GB and 4GB of RAM. Both versions come stocked with a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of additional memory that doubles as a dual SIM slot. The Meizu Pro 5 takes nano SIMs.

Its 3050 mAh battery has plenty of juice to spare. To open the recent apps tab, swipe up from the home button/fingerprint sensor. The Pro 5 ships with Android Lollipop 5.1. Though an upgrade to Marshmallow has yet to be confirmed, it will most likely be released soon.

Meizu Pro 5 aluminum bodyThe Pro 5’s one-piece aluminum body measures 156.7 x 78 x 7.5 mm (6.17 x 3.07 x 0.30 in). It feels very good in the hand and is obviously of a very high build quality. It looks kind of like a mash up between the iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as the shape of the home button is very reminiscent of Samsung and the uniform metal design feels like the iPhone.

The Pro 5 has a 5mp front facing camera with 1080 recording capabilities. Its 21mp rear shooter captures crisp, detailed photos with very fast autofocus. It’s not as fast as the new Xperia Z5, but Meizu claims their hybrid autofocus takes just 0.1 seconds to focus. The super fast focusing is due to the addition of a laser autofocus system that measures the distance of objects from the camera instantaneously. A dual tone dual LED rear flash supports the camera in lowlight conditions.

Meizu’s Flyme UI looks very nice. It’s actually quite similar to stock Android UI and functions much the same. Meizu decided to go with the new reversible micro USD type C port, though it’s still only USB 2.0 rather than 3.0. The Meizu Pro 5 starts at around $470 and comes in gray, gold, silver and black/silver.

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Asus Zenfone Selfie Review http://reviewtech.info/asus-zenfone-selfie-review/ http://reviewtech.info/asus-zenfone-selfie-review/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:55:19 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=2088 Asus has come a long way with their Zenfone series. The Zenfone Selfie is no exception. Having garnered much support in the Asian market, the Zenfone Selfie is quickly gaining prominence elsewhere. It’s most obvious key feature is the massive 13mp shooter situated on the top front of the phone. The Selfie’s design is based ...

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Asus has come a long way with their Zenfone series. The Zenfone Selfie is no exception. Having garnered much support in the Asian market, the Zenfone Selfie is quickly gaining prominence elsewhere. It’s most obvious key feature is the massive 13mp shooter situated on the top front of the phone. The Selfie’s design is based off the Zenfone 2, and other than the unmistakably huge selfie lens, it looks more or less the same.

Zenfone Selfie LEDA dual-tone dual LED flash on the front of the device comes in handy when capturing in low-light settings. The Zenfone Selfie comes with several camera modes available for both the front and the rear cam, including a nifty slow motion feature. The front camera has an aperature of f/2.0, while the rear has an aperature of f/1.8. The rear camera includes the very same laser autofocus feature that the Asus Zenfone Laser has, though the front cam lacks this. The Zenfone Selfie does not include image stabilization, which may have been a nice addition to its powerful selfie cam.

The Zenfone Selfie is a tad on the large and heavy side at 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm (6.16 x 3.04 x 0.43 in) and 170 g (6.00 oz). Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for example, its screen to body ratio is not that good and it feels rather bulky in the hand. That bulkiness has to do with the Zenfone Selfie’s need to fit another 13mp camera on the front. The lens itself takes up a hefty helping of bezel space. The lens’ centered position means that the speaker had to be nudged over to the side. The phone’s volume rocker is situated on the back, just like the LG G2 and G3.

ZenFone Selfie BeautificationThe Asus Zenfone UI is rather underwhelming. It is basic and doesn’t offer much excitement, but functions just fine. The Selfie’s 5.5” 1080p IPS screen is bright and beautiful. Colors look vivid, and rich. Videos look very nice on its large full HD 403 ppi display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Zenfone Selfie is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, two Quad-core Cortex- A53 processors and an Adreno 405 GPU. It’s not exactly lightning fast, but for day to day tasks, it will perform just fine.

The Zenfone Selfie packs a large removable 3000 mAh battery that should easily survive through an entire day of average use. Its plastic back cover comes in pure white, chic pink and aqua blue.

The Selfie is a dual SIM phone, but the second SIM slot doubles as an expandable storage slot, so if you decide you want two SIMs, you may have to sacrifice the addition of a microSD in your handset.

The Zenfone Selfie comes in two versions, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. At around $240, the Asus Zenfone Selfie is a very decent phone with an awesome front facing camera. It fits a niche neatly, a smart move by Asus in their efforts to make a name for themselves among their much larger smartphone rivals. For a mid-range smartphone, Asus hits the spot with this one.

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Sony Xperia Z5 vs Xperia Z3+ http://reviewtech.info/xperia-z5-vs-xperia-z3/ http://reviewtech.info/xperia-z5-vs-xperia-z3/#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:56:59 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=2056 Sony have really positioned themselves in the smart phone race. Each year when a new wave of flagship models comes from each of the top manufacturers in the industry, Sony offers a smart phone that has the specs to compete with any of the rest. They make beautiful phones that are as powerful as they ...

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Sony have really positioned themselves in the smart phone race. Each year when a new wave of flagship models comes from each of the top manufacturers in the industry, Sony offers a smart phone that has the specs to compete with any of the rest. They make beautiful phones that are as powerful as they are attractive. But sometimes they put out products that are pretty much the same with a different name and very minor changes. That is definitely the case with the Z5 and the Z3+.

Sony Xperia Z3+
Sony Xperia Z3+
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5

 

Sony has recently released the Z5, their new headpiece. But is it really better than the Z3+ they released over the summer? Well, the short answer is: no. The two phones are pretty much the same. They’re so similar that if it weren’t for a few design tweaks, you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

First of all, the Z5 has a matte finish while the Z3+ has a glossy finish. The edges of the phones are a bit different as well. The Z5’s power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner and has a different shape than that of the Z3. The Z3+ lacks this function. The Z5 comes in white, graphite black, gold and green while the Z3+ comes in white, black, copper and aqua green. To the naked eye, that’s pretty much it as far as physical features go.

They share the same processing power with two quad-cores clocking in at 2 GHz and 1.5 GHz a piece and an Adreno 430 GPU. The 5.2” screens are identical, having 428ppi and 1080p resolution. There is a Premium version of Z5 that has a UHD screen, but it’ll cost you around $180 more for a total of roughly $500.

Both phones have a sleek metal body. The Z5 is slightly heavier at 154g vs the 144g of the Z3+. The Z5 is also a tad bit thicker at 7.3mm vs the 6.9mm Z3+. Nevertheless, they’re both slim and fairly light.

The Z3+ has an excellent 20.7mp camera, but Sony bumped the megapixel count up to 23 for the Z5. Their front facing cameras are the same though at 5.1mp. The significance of the marginal increase in megapixels on the Z5’s rear camera is questionable. Both take amazing pictures, have lightning fast autofocus and can record 4K video. Be mindful of how much storage space you have though, as one short 4K video requires a hefty chunk of space. That’s where the Z5 has another minor advantage. The Z5 supports microSD expansion up to 200GB, while the Z3+ supports just 128GB microSDs. They both come equipped with 32GB of built-in storage and 3GB of RAM.

The Xperia Z5 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, while the Z3+ comes with 5.0, but they both have planned upgrades to Marshmallow. The Z3+ features just slightly more battery power with 2930mAh than the Z5’s 2900mAh. Both feature wireless charging capabilities. They’re also both waterproof and include the same watertight flaps and plugs.

In short, the Z5 includes a fingerprint sensor, a larger capacity for micoSD cards, matte finish instead of glossy and comes in different colors than the Z3+. The Z5 sells for around $500 while the Z3+ goes for roughly $320. That price jump doesn’t offer very much aside from the fact that the Z5 has just been released. Unless you really want a fingerprint sensor, save the extra dough and go for the Z3+.

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LG V10 Preview http://reviewtech.info/lg-v10-preview/ http://reviewtech.info/lg-v10-preview/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:30:35 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=1999 At an event held in New York City this Thursday, LG pulled back the curtains on an all new smartphone which promises a wide array of exciting features including two front-facing “selfie” cameras, impressive internal specs, and a dual-screen layout. The V10 is the company’s latest attempt at retaining its relevancy in the face of ...

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At an event held in New York City this Thursday, LG pulled back the curtains on an all new smartphone which promises a wide array of exciting features including two front-facing “selfie” cameras, impressive internal specs, and a dual-screen layout.

The V10 is the company’s latest attempt at retaining its relevancy in the face of increased competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung, both of whom have handily dethroned the once-dominant phone maker of years past. LG says the V10 was designed with “content creators” in mind, meaning it’s taken special care to be sure that the included cameras are beefy enough to handle any photography fan’s most demanding needs.

Now on to those funky (and hopefully functional) dual-screens. The first is a standard 5.7-inch quad HD (2560 x 1440) display that will cover the lion’s share of any tasks that users might have for it to pick up. The second is a much smaller “info” display, as LG calls it, that will sit just above the first and stay on at all times to alert V10 owners of any notifications or emails that pop in without requiring them to boot up the whole thing and dig in a separate menu to find out who’s trying to get a hold of them.

The dual front-facing cameras will top out at 5-megapixels each, and are designed to give users the option to get a wider field of view for their shots. When only one is activated, the camera will capture an 80-degree image, while with both, that lens range is upped to 120-degrees. This means a greater depth of field for serious selfie connoisseurs, ensuring no one gets cut out of the photo by the time the picture is snapped.

The back camera is fairly standard fare, equipped with a 16MP sensor and capable of shooting up to 4K ultra HD footage for as long as the internal storage has room to store the file. Add to this a whole new suite of internal camera tools that will give users the option to morph, edit, and color correct their captures, and you have a phone that’s been built from the ground up to cater to the creative in all of us.

A removable battery will be encased by the new, self-healing plastic shells that are all the rage in Android devices these days, which can actually re-mold itself whenever it suffers small scratches on the surface or dings to the side. This is a big benefit over competing products like the iPhone, which are still surrounded by the sleek anodized aluminum shell that Apple prefers so heavily over any other material for the majority of its mobile devices.

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, under the hood the V10 will be almost identical to its more popular predecessor: LG’s G4 line of smartphones. Every device will ship with a stock build of Android Lollipop 5.1, although there’s been no indication of whether or not the phone will support Marshmallow 6.0 by the time it releases sometime later this year.

Other less-exciting tech specs include the 64GB internal storage with the option to expand via the included microSD slot, as well as a 3000mAh battery and 4GB of onboard RAM. The V10 is big enough to shunk itself in with the big boy “phablet category” thanks to its dual screen layout, actually beating the next heftiest phone; Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, at 159mm x 79mm as opposed to the Note’s 153mm x 76mm frame.

The V10 will be released in Korea on October 8th, with a gradual global rollout expected not soon after for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

The V10 is currently on sale and can be yours from $300-$400.

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Sony Xperia Z4 release date, specs and price http://reviewtech.info/sony-xperia-z4-release-date-specs-and-price/ http://reviewtech.info/sony-xperia-z4-release-date-specs-and-price/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:00:03 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=1846 Sony Xperia Z4 is a continuation of a series of smartphones. The manufacturer has equipped the device with a housing with a metal frame with a thickness of only 6.9 mm (this is 0,4 mm less than the previous model) and the whole weighs 144 grams (8 grams less than the last year’s flagship). The ...

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Sony Xperia Z4 is a continuation of a series of smartphones. The manufacturer has equipped the device with a housing with a metal frame with a thickness of only 6.9 mm (this is 0,4 mm less than the previous model) and the whole weighs 144 grams (8 grams less than the last year’s flagship). The housing meets the standards of IPX5 course / 8 and IP6X, which means that it is dust-proof and waterproof.

The heart of the smartphone is not surprisingly the 64-bit, 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 81. Which has four Cortex-A53 cores and quadcore Cortex-A57. The SoC is supported by 3 GB of RAM and the data will be able to store on 32GB eMMC, which if necessary can be expanded via microSD card with a capacity up to 128 GB. Sony Xperia Z4 still remains at full HD. The image will be displayed on the 5.2-inch display TRILUMINOS with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This certainly enjoys a lot people because – as far as we know – increasing the solutions usually translates into a negative impact on battery life. So we guess that Sony deliberately remained at full HD.
Xperia Z4 features a front webcam of 5.1 megapixels Exmor R for video calls and a camera 20.7 megapixels Exmor RS at the rear. The rear camera can record video in 4k resolution (2160p). But it lacks of support for OIS (optical image stabilization). There is only a digital stabilization. Though Sony boats that the new camera allows you to take pictures even in difficult lighting conditions, such as at night.

Technical specification of the new flagship of Sony complements the Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB with MHL connector, the battery capacity of 2930 mAh, improved LTE modem. The model is on the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Sony Xperia Z4 is expected to be on sale in Japan this summer, but the price of the smartphone has not yet been disclosed. The Xperia Z3 launched at $630 and it is expected the Z4 to launch at around the same price. The device will be available in four different colors: black, white, sea green and copper. On sale ther will be also a set of dedicated accessories, such as a case with a window and a stand on a desk.

The new flagship Sony does not make any special impression. Oh, another smartphone, which is a continuation of the line. Is the Japanese in general decide to introduce it on other markets. We guess that, yes, but availability and so may be limited. Among the supported languages ​​on the system is also Polish, and this allows us to suggest that the Xperia time Z4 will also be available on the Vistula.

Xperia Z4 confirms that Sony does not specifically have an idea for a smartphone. This year Samsung has completely different approached to the issue of new smartphones and Galaxy S6 is a completely different smartphone than S5. In the case of Xperia we got stronger components and basically: that’s all.

Sony is not really doing well recently on the smartphone market. Sales of Xperia are below expectations. Last year the company sold around 38 million smartphones. For comparison: Samsung – 300 million, and LG over 60 million. Sony needs a new flagship, but the one of the real event. If you believe the rumors, then this has to be the Xperia smartphone Z5, which supposedly we will be able to see before the end of this year.

The Xperia Z4 will be launching in Japan this summer, while international availability of the model is set for June 2015.

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iOS 9 Will Be Optimized For Older Devices Like iPhone 4S http://reviewtech.info/ios-9-will-be-optimized-for-older-devices-like-iphone-4s/ http://reviewtech.info/ios-9-will-be-optimized-for-older-devices-like-iphone-4s/#respond Sat, 23 May 2015 21:37:28 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=912 The next WWDC is coming up soon and there are new rumors on the next version of the Apple OS. The most interesting information is connected with iOS 9 and the optimization for older devices. Apple will take the update to the A5 devices like the 5th gen iPod Touch, the original iPad Mini and ...

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The next WWDC is coming up soon and there are new rumors on the next version of the Apple OS. The most interesting information is connected with iOS 9 and the optimization for older devices.

Apple will take the update to the A5 devices like the 5th gen iPod Touch, the original iPad Mini and the 3rd gen Apple TV, all which are still in sale. The most important is that it will be available to iPhone 4S, which is outside production. It is highly possible to be also available on the iPad 2.

If this is true, we will be witnesses at the most maintained operating system for all iPhone models till now.  By tradition iOS maintains up to four generations smartphones, but it looks like that the new iOS 9 will include maintain for all devices from 2011 till now – from the iPhone 4S to the feature device that Apple will announce this fall.

Also by tradition, the new updates for the OS have problems with the older devices – iOS 7 worked very bad with the iPhone 4, and iOS 8 was not much better with the iPhone 4S. To avoid this, Apple is obviously working on a new approach to update this time. They will offer a simplified iOS 9 for older devices and gradually activating additional features.

 

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6 Tips to Improve The Performance of Your Android Smartphone http://reviewtech.info/6-tips-to-improve-the-performance-of-your-android-smartphone/ http://reviewtech.info/6-tips-to-improve-the-performance-of-your-android-smartphone/#respond Sat, 23 May 2015 06:11:34 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=899 Here are 6 useful tips which can help you improve the performance of your android device

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It is not a secret that Android is the most popular and used OS for mobile devices. In this article I decided to share some useful tips, how you can improve the performance of your Android device.

Wearing the crown has it’s disadvantages and one of them is the big amount of scam applications. The Android Play Store has much less control when comparing to the Apple’s one and it allows people to publish almost all kind of apps, which in a lot of cases harms your devices. But this is also what made Play Store grow fast and even break all mobile market records. There are apps that steal your contact, mail or other personal info and do not harm your smartphone, other apps just start a service, which is running every time your phone is turned on, which is the main cause your phone is becoming slower. Therefore I think the first tip might be the most important one.

Use your brain when installing apps

Use Your Brain

People see different interesting apps in the store and start installing them immediately, which is often a big mistake causing harm on your device. Pick the apps you install, verify the author and read the permissions required by the app. Downloading an antivirus software for your will not help you, it will make your smartphone even slower, because of the background service it starts.

Read the reviews of an app, downloads number and author, because this information is the first indicator if an app is not trustworthy. After checking out this info, permissions are really important, you don’t want a “snake” game to access your contacts and personal info, right?

Forget the clearing memory apps

The clearing memory apps

As already mentioned, background services started from not used apps slow down the performance, that’s why RAM is always full or almost full. Guess what – I don’t use the memory cleaners, just because they do nothing. Honestly, apps do not have that deep access to clean your memory like a real task manager would (except if your phone is rooted), so what they mostly do is to stop inactive activities from running, therefore the RAM usage drops. But you don’t wanna press a button every time to clean the memory, right? Most androids have the task manager and even the Samsung TouchWiz has built-in RAM cleaner, so it makes no sense to install an additional app for this.

Discover developer options

Discover developer options

Though you are not a developer, using some settings in this menu, allow you to improve the performance in some aspects. Usually the menu is hidden, but you can unlock it by tapping several times on the build information in the About section.

What could be really useful are the options to limit background running apps or use gpu for 2D rendering. There are some more tweaks, but since most of you are not developers, I will write an additional article mentioning and explaining more about these options.

Power saving reduces performance a lot

Power saver turned on will reduce the performance of your smartphone

Having power saver turned on will reduce the performance of your smartphone so much that you will wonder if it is working normally at all. Power saving is cool, but you don’t need it turned on all the time. Instead decrease brightness and analyse battery usage.

Another thing I would like to mention here is again about the apps. Downloading apps for power saving, really? You know that this kind of apps need to run always in background, which will require even more usage of RAM or CPU performance. This makes no sense, just use the built-in power saver only in emergency cases, otherwise just decrease brightness as the display uses most from the battery.

Update your phone frequently

Android Update

This is another important tip – you should update the software on your smartphone often. Having a Galaxy S3 with stock software is slower than updating it to the latest firmware. There are a lot of updates in Android (especially Lollipop) which improve performance and battery life, that’s why you need to have them.

Also do not forget to update your apps frequently. Most of the time, bugs are fixed and performance issues are solved.

Root it, it doesn’t hurt

Android Root

Rooting and Android is not like jailbreaking an iPhone, mainly because the OS is free and some companies even recommend it. Rooting your phone means you gain admin access and you can do whatever you want.

Here I would like to mention the harmful apps again. If you have a rooted phone, installing a harmful app which is a scam, it can either steal all your personal info or permanently damage your phone. The best antivirus is in your head, use it, do not download it from the store.

Conclusion

So in order to conclude, I would say that the most important thing for you to do is to really use your head when installing apps. Actually it is similar with PCs, if you know what you are doing, you will never need an Antivirus software. Android gives you a lot of opportunities and obviously has a reason to be #1 mobile OS.

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5 Reasons To BUY the HTC One M9 http://reviewtech.info/5-reasons-to-buy-the-htc-one-m9/ http://reviewtech.info/5-reasons-to-buy-the-htc-one-m9/#respond Wed, 20 May 2015 17:14:32 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=888 In this article I will say the reasons why you should buy the HTC One M9. This is my favorite Android device for the past 2 years. I have my reasons why you should not buy and why you should. Reason №1 – Design In the reasons why you should not buy the HTC M9 ...

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In this article I will say the reasons why you should buy the HTC One M9. This is my favorite Android device for the past 2 years. I have my reasons why you should not buy and why you should.

Reason №1 – Design

In the reasons why you should not buy the HTC M9 I said the design is a reason why you should not buy it, because has no difference with the previous generations. This not means that the design is bad and I don’t like it. The design is perfect. When you first pick it up you it feels extremely premium. I is available in four different colors. My favorite is the gunmetal. The power button is now on the right side which is a great plus.

HTC One M9

Reason №2 – BoomSound Speakers

The best feature on the M9 are the front facing BoomSound speakers. These are the best so far sound speakers on any smartphone.

HTC One M9 BoomSound Speakers

Reason №3 – Android Lollipop 5.0

It is rocking Android Lollipop 5.0 with HTC Sense 7.0 overtop, and Sense is my favorite Android skin from stock Android. And one of the newest features on the Sense 7 is the Sense home widget. This widget will change the icons in course let’s say you are at work and you need to send an e-mail, when you are at home and you want to check your social profile or when you are on the go you may need maps. Another great feature are themes. You can change the theme of your overall device and make it a bit more personal. It takes the customization of Android to a simpler and easier level. Makes customization more accessible to people who usually complain that Android devices are too complicated.

HTC One M9 & Android Lollipop 5.0

Reason №4 – Specs and Performance

The M9 is rocking the latest and greatest chipset. It has got the Snapdragon 810, Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM as well as 32 GB onboard storage. Everything that you throughout the M9 you will perform without any sort of pick up. This is one of the smoothest Android experiences I’ve had. As I mentioned playing games, multitasking between apps – M9 walks you through everything that you throw at it. It does get a little bit toasty and hot though but it is not such a big dealbreaker

BUY the HTC One M9

Reason №5 – Expandable Memory

This may not seem too big of a deal but to some people it is. From the flagships HTC, Samsung and Apple, HTC the only phone that still has expandable memory up to 128 GB. So for those people that need it, it is there.

HTC One M9 Review

Conclusion

So those are my top 5 picks up why you should grab the HTC One M9. Every review should have two sides so check out my top 5 picks up why you should not get the HTC One M9.

HTC One M9 Camera

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Apple iPhone 6 – The best phone to buy after iPhone 6+ http://reviewtech.info/apple-iphone-6-the-best-phone-to-buy-after-iphone-6-plus/ http://reviewtech.info/apple-iphone-6-the-best-phone-to-buy-after-iphone-6-plus/#respond Sun, 17 May 2015 19:58:25 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=868 The Apple iPhone 6 is a hit on the market. Let’s see why this phone is so special that over 10,000,000 people bought the new iPhone. Design The new iPhone is bigger, thinner and overall more attractive iPhone than the previous iPhones came before. The iPhone 6 has grown considerably over the iPhone 5S. The ...

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The Apple iPhone 6 is a hit on the market. Let’s see why this phone is so special that over 10,000,000 people bought the new iPhone.

Design

The new iPhone is bigger, thinner and overall more attractive iPhone than the previous iPhones came before. The iPhone 6 has grown considerably over the iPhone 5S.
The new phone features 4.7 inches display and it is just 6.9 mm thin. It’s much bigger than the iPhone 5S. The resolution has bumped up to 1334×750 which is finally above 720 P. Apple decided to give it a new name called the Retina HD Display and it is the best Apple iPhone display I have seen yet. Better contrast, better color accuracy.
The back of the iPhone 6 is redesigned entirely. It is fully made out of aluminum. It makes it look great and it feels even better in the hands.
Now the protruding camera is very questionable. I’m not really afraid of scratching but it is irritating when the phone is on a flat surface. Another redesigned feature includes the lock switch which from the top right corner to the right side. The volume buttons have been made thinner and longer for more ease of use and the speaker has been redesigned to look a little more industrial. In the heart of those changes is still the iPhone we know today.

Apple iPhone 6 - The best phone to buy

Apple iPhone 6 Phone

Hardware

The internals have been reworked as well. The iPhone 6 comes equipped with 1.4 GHz dual-core A8 processor alongside with the M8 co-processor and 1 GB of RAM. The battery has been pumped up slightly to 1810 mAh and the internal storage has been set from 16 GB to 128 GB models. We still find the touch ID at the same spot of the iPhone.

Apple iPhone 6 Hardware

Camera

Also the same 8 MP camera, the same structure as the iPhone 5S camera, same number of elements and the lens, same aperture rating. The iPhone 6 has really freaking fast autofocus. I’m fairly impressed how the iPhone 6 takes the autofocus. Other improvements to the image quality come from the software like exposure manual control for example. Speaking of video the iPhone 6 is not have you 4K HD video recording mode. It’s the same 1080P. Slow-motion has been given a new framerate up to 240 FPS which can make with some interesting videos.

Apple iPhone 6 Camera

Software

The iPhone 6 is running iOS 8. The performance of the iPhone 6 is not a lot faster than the iPhone 5S. The benchmark score shows that the iPhones 6 is slightly faster than the iPhone 5S, but that is really expected. I really could not point out the difference between the two. To me applications open around the same time, multitasking is just as fast as the 5S, everything is just about the same. If you are looking for a major upgrade you really won’t find it in the iPhone 6.

Apple iPhone 6 Software

Battery life

The last part of this review will be about battery life. The question is, has Apple finally made an iPhone that will last you a whole day. We know the iPhone 6+ has fantastic battery life but the iPhone 6 on the other hand well is not that bad actually it’s better than the iPhone 5S. In my usage I’ve been seeing from 4 and a half to 5 and a half hours of usage time, sometimes more, sometimes less with about 10 hours of standby and you’ll get through the whole day with 20% of battery life left.

Increase battery life iphone6

So yes, the iPhone 6 is the best iPhone you can after the iPhone 6+ today, you won’t be disappointed with it. But if you are looking to switch from Android to iOS you won’t be impressed either. The iPhone is becoming a very interesting device to me because I am some of the Apple fan boy.

iPhone 6

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