Monday, July 21, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, Welcome to the Family

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5, has been basking in all its glory. Why wouldn’t it? It’s been hitting the headlines all too often. With all the staggering specs, and the design that is both undeniably engineering feat and a breakthrough, all tech savvy people and the lay alike would go banana. But at some point, did you think that it can be a lot to handle? Or perhaps maybe you almost loved every inch of it, yet just keeps hating it for one tiny bit—price.

But wait, for a smarty piece like that, wouldn't the price sound just reasonably fair? A-anyone? You’ve done your part waiting for the so-called next big thing (ehem, Samsung Galaxy S5); would it hurt to wait for another big thing… at least big at heart?

Save all your mini heart attacks for Samsung Galaxy S5’s cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini! This classic mini version would make you fall in love deeply, not only does it have almost all the specs you want from the S5, but it also comes cheaper—ideally! The S5 trimmed down a little, yet doesn’t compromise the mobile experience it offers? Who won’t be in shut-up-and-take-my-money mode? Well, thankfully, you won’t have to splurge every pretty penny you have just to experience the S5 greatness!

This compact 4.5-incher comes with the same dimpled design on the battery cover and also has the IP67 certification—promising that it would be dust and water-resistant like that of the S5. You can also recognize features like heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and it can also be associated with Samsung’s wearables.

As what is expected to a mini version phone, its resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels would be no match for the giant S5’s 1080 x 1920 resolution. But if you pull out your calculators and do the math—do it mentally if you will—then, a 326 ppi would totally be as good as that of iPhones.

It’s also equipped with a quad-core processor, but this time around, it’s only clocked at 1.4GHz that can actually suffice even if it’s lower than the 2.5GHz of S5. You can also enjoy its 8 MP and 2.1 MP back and front shooter respectively that are actually not pretty bad at all compared to S5’s 16 MP rear camera—half the value it may seem.

The S5 mini apparently only has 1.5GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. But it supports microSD card, so expanding S5 mini’s storage would be a no biggie. Giant S5 is powered by a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery—reasonable enough to power such great device—and having 2100 mAh battery for S5 mini would be forgivable.

Launching of this great mini is expected this early July starting in Russia, and then globally. The netizens are already speculating regarding its price, but the closest we got to reality is ranging from £250 to £399.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fire Up Your Mobile Life with Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon has been trying to make name in the mobile world since they have launched their famous Amazon Kindle tablets. Now, it’s back for more and is even aiming for more mobile fans as it unveils its first-ever handset, the Amazon Fire Phone.

Amazon Fire Phone is not a household name yet, but with its premium specs, it will surely earn respect from smartphone users.

Find out what Amazon Fire Phone has in store for you.


This new kid on the block sports a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. This is the same chipset that other famous Android smartphones use like Google Nexus 5, Sony Xperia Z1, LG G Flex, LG G Pro 2, Nokia Lumia 930 among others. This is matched with a Quad-core Krait 400 clocked at 2.2 GHz. It is also geared with 2GB of RAM for efficient multi-tasking pleasure.  


Amazon Fire Phone runs on Fire OS 3.5, an Android-based operating system that's customized for Amazon. This OS gives you a fluid user interface experience that you can really hope for a phone.

Camera and Memory:

Immortalizing your decisive moments also comes vividly with its camera. Its 13MP rear camera can also go head-to-head with other mobile phones’ shooter. It can also record 1080p HD videos. A selfie-lover? Well, this phone is gifted with a very good 2.1MP front camera that is perfect for self-portrait shots. You can easily store all your photos and other important files with no hassle as it comes in 32GB and 64GB variants. If that is not enough for you, you can always go for the unlimited cloud storage for your photos.


This newbie can never go bullied with its LTE-capable network. Connecting to the internet will be just another walk in the park. It also gives you better voice coverage through its wide UMTS and GSM bands. It is also Wi-Fi ready and supports NFC and Bluetooth.


What’s more, this newborn genius also offers exceptional audio as it is powered with Dolby Digital. Now, it is just the phone for audiophiles.

Other Features:

It is also a 3D phone which uses four front cameras to track your head. This is called Dynamic Perspective. This is a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move your phone.

Another remarkable feature of the Amazon Fire Phone is the Firefly technology that instantly identifies printed texts so you can make calls, save new contacts and visit websites without typing. Isn’t it so amazing?

Amazon Fire Phone is here, will you get one?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What to expect with iOS 8

 September,  at first, it may not seem as something to look forward to, but mind you, September brings so much promise that people from around the world are so eager to get to. Rumour has it that the most awaited gadget of the year is set to be released in the month of September. The release of Apple iPhone 6 which is wrapped with so many leaks and rumours that no one is entirely sure which one to believe, and which one to take for granted. One thing is for sure though, coupled with the release of the Apple iPhone 6 is the release of its latest version of operating system, the iOS 8.

As a regular consumer, you may well take note that upon deciding to purchase a smartphone, there are two important things that you must consider before shedding some cash for a certain device: first, hardware and second, operating system. Once you’ve exhausted all your power in researching for all the amazing features of a smartphone, taking a peak on its OS should be the next in line. With the upcoming release of the iPhone 6, consumers are treated with not just a brand new hardware but an equally sensational operating system. This makes us ask, what should we expect with the iOS 8?

1.       Photos App
This improvement will benefit avid Apple users that own not only one but multiple Apple devices. If you have a Mac, an iPad, an iPod and an iPhone, you can store all your photos in all your Apple devices real time. Your treasured images will always be available whenever, wherever.

2.       Messaging
The iOS 8 promises to give messaging a new life by allowing you to send not just text messages but also voice recordings, and videos fast and convenient.

3.       User Interface
Also, an improved and more user-friendly user interface is expected for the upcoming iOS 8. Interactive notifications and convenient shortcuts are available. Multitasking will also be a piece of cake.

4.       Keyboard
The iOS 8 considers its upcoming keyboard to be the smartest keyboard ever, as it will not just be suggesting correct words and spelling, but also suggests the possible words to say to anyone you are sending your message. This allows the user to have fewer taps on the keyboard to type the message.

5.       Sharing Files
Family Sharing through iCloud will also be available in the iOS 8, making sharing files whether a new app or a new song or movie can be easily passed on to a maximum of six family members anytime you wish.

6.       iCloud
With the new and improved iCloud it will be easier to work on whichever device you opt to use and all your files will be readily available for you.

These are just some of the known features of the new iOS 8, however, there will be no reason to fret because the waiting and the anticipation will soon be over as both hardware and OS will be released in September 16.