Monday, August 31, 2015

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, smartphones, cheap cellphone,

Before Microsoft announce their newest Windows Phones based on the latest Windows 10 OS, Evan Blass Tweeted the leaked images of the two upcoming flagship devices the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Internally, the smartphones are called Talkman and Cityman.

Microsoft is looking at an October event to launch for the newest Windows 10 hardware and two new premium Windows 10 Lumia devices. The leaked picture shows Cityman in Cyan and Talkman in Black. At the back of the phone you can see a small Microsoft logo below the camera.

Microsoft Cityman is expected to sport a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) display and will likely be successor to Lumia 1020 with a 20MP pureview camera.  Microsoft Talkman will have a smaller display at 5.2-inch with same WQHD resolution. Both the handsets will feature USB Type-C port and support Qi Wireless Charging.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks Aim to rival Chromebooks

Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks, Google Chromebooks, Cloudbooks, Acer

If you are on a budget and needed a cloud-enabled laptop that prefer Windows 10 than Google's Chrome OS then you may want to check out Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks.

Acer a Taiwanese based tech company has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and Aspire One Cloudbook 14 which are cloud capable laptops for user that don't need large storage and can work with mid-range hardware specs.

Bundled to this Cloudbooks you will also get a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, access to Microsoft's OneDrive to store and sync your files online, and use of Acer's own cloud-enabled apps.

These Cloudbooks are aimed to rival Google Chromebooks.

The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11-inch and 14-inch variants both display are 1366 x 768. They are powered by Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM. The 11-inch model is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the 14-inch model are available in 32GB or 64GB. Both versions are 17.9mm thick. Acer includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal and 100GB to 1TB of OneDrive storage depending on the model. The 11-inch weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Both come with Windows 10 Home edition.

Both are equipped with dual digital microphones with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that gives clear and crisp online phone calls and chats with Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant. They also feature the new wireless standard, 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Further, the laptops are also equipped with full-sized ports for HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and SD cards. The chiclet keyboard have large touchpad which are designed to ease the experience of typing and tapping your way around Windows 10. Both come with a 640x480-pixel webcam.

The  11-inch model which is expected to be released this month has a starting price of $169, and the 14-inch model which will be available in September will have a starting price of $199.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

LG Wine Smartphone flip-phone

LG Wine Smartphone flip-phone, smartphone

LG Wine Smartphone flip-phone, smartphone

LG is going old-school with their newest smartphone, they are bringing back the flip-phone (clamshell) with the LG Wine Smart. LG WIne Smart is expected to be released in South Korea, Italy, UK, France, Japan and Poland.

The LG Wine runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It sports a 3.2-inch 480x320 display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has 4GB internal memory which is expandable through microSD slot.

The primary camera is 3MP, it also has a front VGA camera. The 1,700mAh battery is enough for a normal moderate usage. The phone has LTE support, though LTE bands haven't been confirmed yet.

LG Wine Smartphone will be offered at below US$200.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Battle of the Full HD Phablet Which one you would choose? Lenovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), or Meizu Note M1

ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, phablet, smartphone
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML

Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen, phablet, smartphone
Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen

Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch, smartphone, phablet
Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch

Are you shopping for a Full HD Phablet? If you are choosing between enovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), and Meizu Note M1 check out their advantages and specification. All three phablets features full HD (1,920x1,080p) screen having pixel density of 401 ppi (pixels per inch).

The Lenovo K3 Note advise their customers to purchase a screen-guard since it does not have one. Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) and Meizu M1 Note are both equipped with Corning's scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 shield.

Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu Note M1 are powered by 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU with 2GB RAM. Both have 16GB internal storage space that are expandable using microSD card. While Asus Zenfone 2 -ZE551ML is powered by 64-bit class based 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor Z3560 with 2GB RAM. It is equipped with PowerVR G6430 graphics engine and 16GB internal memory that is expandable to 64GB using microSD card.

In terms of camera, the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is clearly the superior among the choices. It is equipped with 13mp camera main camera that is supported by proprietary PixelMaster technology, Backlight (HDR) mode, and f/2.0 aperture. The front secondary camera is 5mp with 88-degree field of view that comes with ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode, which can capture panoramic selfies with a 140-degree field of view.

The Meizu Note M1 is second with 13mp Samsung camera, 4X digital zoom, 300-degree panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter, 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture. The secondary front camera is 5mp OV5670 camera with 4-element lens, f/2.0, 69-degree wide-angle lens, Face AE light boost technology and FotoNation smart selfie enhancement.

The Lenovo K3 Note has a 13mp rear main camera with dual-tone LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording and a 5mp snapper on the front.

All three run on Android mobile operating system, Asus Zenfone 2 run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI, Lenovo K3 Note also run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe 2.5 UI. The Meizu Note M1 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Flyme UI.

As for the price Lenovo K3 Note is the cheapest with $164.00 on Amazon, Meizu Note M1 is priced at $205.00, while the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is $310.00.

Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen $164.00

Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch 4G Flyme $205.00 

ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML SILVER (32GB, 4GB RAM) $310.00

Models Lenovo K3 Note Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Meizu M1 Note
  • 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi
  • 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with wide 178-degree viewing angle. It also boasts of ASUS TruVivid display technology and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 shield
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Sharp/AUO IGZO screen with GFF full lamination (will help reflect 75-percent light off the screen); also boasts PSR (Panel Self Refresh) technology to help lower power consumption by the screen.
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI) Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI Android with Flyme OS UI
Processor 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU 2GB RAM/16GB/1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560 64-bit class1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) processor
GPU Mali-T760MP2 PowerVR G6430 GPU 700MHz Mali T760 MP2
Storage Capacity 16GB, expandable up to 32GB 16GB/32GB/64GB/ 128GB (+ 64GB via microSD card) 16GB/32GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual-tone LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with PixelMaster technology, Backlight (HDR) mode, f/ 2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash , Zenflash (Xenon)
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 88-degree field of view and also comes with ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode which can capture panoramic selfies with up to a 140-degree field of view.
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel Samsung camera, 4X digital zoom, 300-degree panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter, 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel OV5670 camera with 4-element lens, f/2.0, 69-degree wide-angle lens, Face AE light boost technology, FotoNation smart selfie enhancement
Battery 3000 mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 36 hours
  • Standby time: close to 750 hours
3000 mAh;
  • Comes with fast-charge technology where-in phone can get re-charged close to 60-percent battery capacity within 39 minutes
3140 mAh;
  • 4G Web surfing: up to 12 hours;
  • Video-playing: close to 15 hours;
  • 2G call-time: up to 40 hours;
  • High-quality music-playing: close to 60 hours;
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE (Cat 4: 150/50 mbps 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, DSDA (Dual SIM Dual Active) SIM slots (type: micro) Dual-SIM slots (4G+2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), A-GPS, GLONASS,
Dimensions 152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm 150.7 x 75.2 x 150.7 mm
Weight 150 g 170 g 145 g

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Microsoft To Release Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 940 XL With Windows 10, QHD Screen Display

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft will be releasing the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 940 XL With Windows 10 in July. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features 12-inch screen display with 2K pixel resolution, Intel Skylake processor, stylus, and USB Type-C port. Similar to its predecessor the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 4 can be transformed into an ultra-portable laptop.

Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 940 XL
Microsoft Lumia 940 XL
The Lumia 940 XL will have a 5.7-inch QHD touchscreen display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution. It will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon processor with Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU. It will be equipped with a 2GB RAM (1.5GB usable) and 16GB of internal memory (14GB usable).

The specs for Lumia 940 XL was posted  on a benchmark site with the model name RM-1100.
Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 940 XL

The phone will include a 17-megapixel main camera, which can also record 4K resolution videos, and a 4.8-megapixel front-facing camera which can record full-HD resolution videos. Sensors including accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, and proximity are also listed, apart from NFC connectivity.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sony's super thin Android-powered 4K TV Sony Bravia X900C price at $3,999

Sony Super Thin TV, Sony Bravia X900C, Sony Bravia

The Sony Super Thin TV called "Sony Bravia X900C" was first seen last January 2015 at the CES convention. It is a really thin just 4.9mm thick and it is slimmer than its own Xperia flagship smartphone. The TV is huge at 65 inches.

These new models are powered by the new 4K Processor X1 which handles various 4K compression formats and up-scales lower resolution content to 4K resolution. This comprehensive image enhancement processor will take the viewers to a whole new level in terms of the three important elements "clarity, colour, and contrast."

The Japanese company has announced the price for their new TV models, here are the prices:

Sony Bravia X900C 55"inch - $2,499
Sony Bravia X900C 65"inch - $3,999
Sony Bravia X910C 75"inch - $5,499

The three TVs will be launched in July.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sony Finally Admits that Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Has Overheating Issues, Software Fix On the Way

Sony Xperia overheats, Xperia overheating problems

Sony admitted that Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 suffers from overheating due to Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip. The company admitted the issue after it was detected in tests run by GSMinfo in the Netherlands. The test found that the camera app crashed after they recorded a video and they felt the heat at the back of the device.

Sony said that for the meantime the temporary fix is turning the phone off several times a day, and when you are charging the device and a software fix is coming this summer. They also advice owners of Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 to contact the Sony service center. Sony's recently launched Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4 in Japan).

Users also complain that the phone turns hot when you use the video for long periods or while playing graphics-heavy games and movies.

The Xperia is not the first smartphone to report about problems with the Snapdragon 810 chip. There were rumors earlier this year that Samsung ditched Qualcomm and used its own microprocessors in the Galaxy S6 due to overheating problems.

LG in April decided to go with Qualcomm's hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip instead of the 810 for the LG G4, leading many to speculate that this was down to overheating.