Monday, March 28, 2016
Considering the powerful specs the Xiaomi Mi 5 is unbeatable, it is equipped with Snapdragon 820 for just a $305 smartphone. However the software is not that spectacular but for the price, it's a steal. Xiaomi pride itself with giving very good specs at low prices. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by the new Snapdragon 820 processor and is equipped with a USB Type-C port. You could buy two of these for the price of a Galaxy S7 or LG G5.
The smartphone design is a bit ordinary, it has a glass with a metal band around the sides. It also has a home button/fingerprint reader on the front with capacitive touch buttons on either side.
the Xiaomi Mi 5 measures 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm and weights 139 grams, the casing is made of metal and the back is slightly curved on the right and left sides. It comes with IPS LCD display that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has an Adreno 530 graphics card. Battery is non-removable 3000 mAh.
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Quick Specs of XIAOMI MI 5:
SCREEN 1920×1080 5.1" (428ppi) LCD
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7
CPU Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Standard: (two 1.8GHz Kryo cores and two 1.6 GHz Kyro cores)
Pro: (two 2.15GHz Kryo cores and two 1.6 GHz Kyro cores)
RAM Standard: 3GB
GPU Standard: 510MHz Adreno 530
Plus: 624MHz Adreno 530
Pro: 624MHz Adreno 530
STORAGE Standard: 32GB
NETWORKING Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
BANDS GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
LTE (FDD): B1/3/7
LTE (TDD): B38/39/40/41
PORTS USB Type C, 3.5mm headphone jack
CAMERA 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and OIS, 4MP front camera
SIZE 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm (5.69 x 2.72 x 0.29 in)
WEIGHT 129g (4.55 oz.)
STARTING PRICE Standard: $305 unlocked
Plus: RMB 2299 $353 unlocked
Pro: RMB 2699 $415 unlocked
OTHER: quick charging, IR blaster, notification LED
Friday, March 18, 2016
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen LCD, 16M colors
- Snapdragon 650 hexa core 1.4 GHz
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16/32GB storage equipped with micro SD slot (up to 32GB cards)
- 16MP f2.0 rear camera with PDAF and dual LED flash, 5MP f2.0 front camera
- WiFi ac, BT4.1
- LTE (VoLTE capable)
- IR emitter
- 4,000mAh battery
- Dual Sim Support
- weight at 164 grams
PRICE: $254.94 on Amazon Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Usually the Redmi line is Xiaomi's lower end smartphones while the "Mi" series is for higher end phones. However, the the Redmi Note 3 has transcend that notion. The Redmi Note 3 look, feels and performs like a premium device. The great thing about it, you'll not be paying for a premium device. For the price the features of this phone is just awesome. It has infrared emitter, call recording, and a lot of software interface that's included.
The power-horse is Snapdragon 650 processor hexa core SoC, just imagine the performance it can give you. Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset is really impressive, performance is comparable to Qualcomm’s last generation hex-core Snapdragon 808.
It can record UHD 4K videos with a third-party app. The display is 5.5inch fullHD IPS LCD with pixel density of 401ppi. The pictures look natural and it has a good viewing angles.
It has Sunlight Display technology too which is seen from their Mi4/Mi4i line. Sunlight Display makes adjustments to the display at a pixel level so that you see a balanced image in bright outdoors.
Call quality on the Redmi Note 3 is excellent and the earpiece speaker is sufficiently loud even outdoors.
The device is equipped with 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The camera at the back has phase-detect auto-focus function which is really good in bright environment, however it doesn't do well in low light.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 is the company's 2016 flagship smartphone it will be the successor of the very popular Galaxy S6. The new smartphone has a new and very classy design that has a combination of metal and glass. Underneath is a very powerful and very fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Quad-core 2.6 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53.
The device is water and dust resistant, it has IP68 rating against water and dirt. It can withstand about 30 minutes of being fully submerged in 1.5 meters of water.
The great news about this phone is that they bring back the expansion memory card slot which is absent in their Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 now supports memory cards up to 200GB in capacity.
The camera has an improved low light capability, the sensor is bigger than the previous one. It also has 3000 mAh battery, which is huge. It is also VR ready, the Galaxy Gear VR headset will be compatible with the Galaxy S7. The smartphone runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. Internal storage is 32 GB or 64 GB and it has 4GB of RAM. Screen size is 5.1 inches.
Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB Factory Unlocked $796.89
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
LG G5 is a flagship Android smartphone that is fully revolutionized from its predecessor. It is built with a metal body and has a 2,800 mAh removable battery. The LG G5 has a 5.3-inch IPS display with high pixel density of 554 ppi. With that amount of pixel it can give the user an incredibly vibrant and colorful view.
It is equipped with dual rear cameras, 16-MP camera and 8-MP camera with a wide 135 degree lens that allows you to take more detailed photos. Both of them come with autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) features. It has CAM Plus which is a special camera accessory designed to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a DSLR.
The 8-MP secondary camera performs brilliantly in taking high quality selfies.
The smartphone has Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play which transforms the G5 into a Hi-Fi audio player that supports 32-bit 384 KHz high-definition audio files for listening to your favorite music.
It is powered by a quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
LG G5 Case, Spigen® [Rugged Armor] Resilient [Black] Ultimate protection $13.99