smartphone – Review Tech http://reviewtech.info Best Product Reviews Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:55:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 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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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.

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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.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 – A Budget Friendly Smartphone http://reviewtech.info/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-a-budget-friendly-smartphone-2/ http://reviewtech.info/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-a-budget-friendly-smartphone-2/#respond Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:31:03 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=631 Today I’ll show you the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. It has got a lot of unique features for this price group – and it is very cheap, you can get it for less than $280. Design Then you take this phone in your hand it doesn’t feel like a lower price smartphone, you’ve got nice ...

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Today I’ll show you the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. It has got a lot of unique features for this price group – and it is very cheap, you can get it for less than $280.

Design

Then you take this phone in your hand it doesn’t feel like a lower price smartphone, you’ve got nice materials here. It is plastic, and the back is rubbed. The first thing you notice when you look on the front of this phone is that it got front facing speakers which are powered by JBL. This will give you a nice sound. On the left you will find the power button and the Micro-Sim tray. On the right side you got your volume up and down. On the top the 3.5 mm audio jack and microphone. And on the bottom you have your charging port and again a microphone.

Budget Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

Specifications and Software

You will look at a 5.5 inch display 1920×1080 resolution at 401 PPI. It is bumped up with the Snapdragon 615 chip which is a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and you can expand it with a micro SD up to 128 GB. This specs will give you a great performance on the running software. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 runs Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop).

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Software

Camera

You get a really nice camera on the back, a 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. And they also have not skipped the front, where you get an 8 MP camera which you can rarely see.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Camera

Battery

This guy can run you hopefully all day with its 3000 mAh battery.

Extra Feature

And here is a feature I have never seen on a phone before. When you make phone calls even if the phone is upside down. Upside down or right side up, no matter you will take advantage thanks to the speakers and microphones set up on the top and bottom.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Extras

Conclusion

The Idol 3 costs below $280. I think this the best you can get for this price group. It’s a nice phone, good display, good camera, good specifications, but cannot compete with the big dogs on the market like Apple and Samsung. So if you want a low-budget smartphone, go for it!

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review

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Motorola Moto X (2014) – One of the Best Android Phones http://reviewtech.info/motorola-moto-x-2014-one-of-the-best-android-phones/ http://reviewtech.info/motorola-moto-x-2014-one-of-the-best-android-phones/#respond Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:03:53 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=404 Motorola is back with a brand new flagship smartphone. It has got a familiar name but the new Motorola Moto X promises to be everything in last year device was not and more. Design Everything has been improved this time around from the design, to the materials, to the specs inside the phone. The Moto ...

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Motorola is back with a brand new flagship smartphone. It has got a familiar name but the new Motorola Moto X promises to be everything in last year device was not and more.

Design

Everything has been improved this time around from the design, to the materials, to the specs inside the phone. The Moto X features a 5.2 inch full 1080 p, it is bigger, brighter, and sharper. Colors are bright and punchy in viewing angles degree. It’s also easy to see outdoors and sunlight.
Above and below the screen are new grills for the earpiece and speaker now on the front of the phone. It’s not a dual speaker’s stereo setup, but the front speaker I loud and easy to hear. The speakers are flanked by series of light sensors and front-facing camera and a new set of IR sensors.
The new phone doesn’t feel as large as we expected it. Along the entire edge on the Moto X is an all new metal band which looks great, feels great and actually serve the purpose.
The volume buttons and the power button are still too small but they are now textured making them easier to find by feel. Motorola is offering a number of other customizable options including the all-new leather backs.
The camera is a new 13 MP camera with dual LED flash in a mock ring flash configuration.

Motorola Moto X Design

Software and Hardware

The MotorolaMoto X is shipping with Android 4.4 Kick Kat and can be updated to the latest version of Android. It’s clean easy to use and fast. The Motorola is using the Snapdragon 801 processor found in the HTC One and Galaxy SV and 2 GB of RAM. The new Moto X just flies. It’s snappy responsive and has little to no visible lack. Motorola claims to maintain consistent 60 frames per second in the interface and I’m not really sure that’s entirely true. This is definitely one of the fastest and smoothest Android phone we’ve ever used.
The battery life is better, it’s good but not great. It’s a 2300 mAh battery.

MotorolaMoto X Hardware

Camera

The new 13 MP camera is better than last year’s 10 MP model, but it’s not a giant leap forward. It’s really fast almost as fast as iPhone 5S, but the images are still grainy and blurry in medium low light. And the focus can be unreliable even in good light. We didn’t find the ring flash much better than the other dual LED phones.

MotorolaMoto X Camera

Conclusion

The new Motorola Moto X can compete with the best from Samsung, HTC and even Apple. It’s a very good Android phone and one of the best we have ever used.

Motorola Moto X Review

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The HTC One M9 http://reviewtech.info/the-htc-one-m9/ http://reviewtech.info/the-htc-one-m9/#respond Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:03:07 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=49 Here is a first look of the brand new HTC One M9.

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This is the HTC One M9. Well there are quite a few improvements made in this newest version of the One. The most obvious you notice is when you get the phone in the hand. HTC improved on their very well-regarded design language by taking some of the aesthetics from the One M7 and mixing it with the ergonomics of the M8. The result is a phone that basically adopts the two-tone coloration introduced in their desire lineup mid-range phones but in this case the metal construction still the centerpiece bringing a simultaneously industrious and elegant look.

Design

On the sides the intersection of HTC is previous to design languages, results in a sharper edge that bring the somewhat smoother backing into the sharper front. This tactile feel on the sides held by backing that isn’t quite as slippery as before making this HTC One that not only look but feels much better. The buttons are brought to the side where the power button was once on top. Up front the Boom Sound speakers are found in the top and bottom halves. And the upgrade camera optics being very large into the back without the extra eye of the dual camera. There is no deny that the HTC One design has been well received in the metallic space that is definitely one of the most recognizable. Economically it has been improved and that’s where the design aspect can easily be the focus on HTC. The display experience is actually quite similar to the previous HTC One. A super LCD three panel that brings 1080p resolution. It is still a little tall especially considering the bezels in the speakers at the top and bottom. It remains pretty easy on the eyes as we didn’t have any issues seeing things brought daylight. The cool production of the display is quite bit cooler compared to the warmer tones of the HTC One M8.

HTC One M9 Review

Hardware and software

The new HTC features the new Snapdragon A10 and 3GB of RAM. And while we might have been a bit skeptical about its performance and other devices so far the HTC Sense 7 operating system does well to show how great this processor can be.
Going from the updated Lollipop elements of the interface into applications and then back out again through the recent app screen, these are one of the nicest transitions and noticeably smoother experience all around. I cannot reiterate this enough, this thing absolutely flies. Before we get to the camera some other enhancements, include micro SD card extension.
The Boom Sound speaker remain a very departed media experience especially when Dolby is put into the mix for even better sound.
The sensor for easily waking and unlocking the phone also returns, so in bringing the phone up from a prone position, a simple double tap or swipe from the sides can get users to key parts of sense.
And finally the battery has been brought to 2840mAh for full day usage battery life.

HTC One M9 Camera

The camera

Now the camera. We get a larger 20 megapixel that replaces the ultra-pixel for the previous HTC One M8. The app interface has been improved for easier selection of mode. The 20 megapixels are actually pretty uneven pure day light shots still bring the king of quality we want from the shots. Details are quite sharp for which I’m happy with those results. But even in some lower light situations the noise comes back and darker elements a very blotchy. It’s quite easy notices in photos but it’s even more noticeable in video which is where the lack of optical image stabilization is probably most acutely felt.

HTC One M9 Silver

Conclusion

HTC have not made so much improvements to this new phone. The main improvement here is, I would say, the step up from the ultra-pixel to megapixel camera. So that’s all from us, now it’s up to you.

HTC One M9 Gold

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