Aluminium body, a 5 inch display protected by Gorilla Glass rounded on the edges, a 13-megapixel rear camera and support for LTE networks. These are the main characteristics of “Zero”, new smartphone from LG mid-range recently arrived on the market. Let’s see how it behaves in our review.
Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:
LG Zero is a midrange Android smartphone from the segment. You place in 299 € price official but it is 100 € less online warranty Europe. LG has chosen for this device a Snapdragon processor, a 1.2 GHz quad core 410 with 1.5 GB of RAM and GPU Adreno 306.
Overall performance is pretty good both in terms of usability that in terms of performance in the most demanding applications. After a gaming session diffuse, non-localized heating, back though not high. Continue reading
Samsung electronic payments service, as was apparent on several occasions in recent months will be activated even in Europe and China in 2016. Today (18 December) provides more details regarding the activation of the service in the Chinese market.
Samsung has teamed up with China UnionPay to launch Samsung Pay in the country, giving customers the option of paying for the purchase of goods and services using NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transaction) from Galaxy S6, S6, S6 5 Edge Edge +, and notes. NFC contactless payment services will be active in China in early 2016, as well as payment of Apple, Apple Pay runner. Continue reading
Unlike iOS, Android app icon design is pretty much without rules, and so varied and uneven(Yes, I could also write fragmented, but … No). Google seems to be fine as well, and there are no major changes in sight. For some (the majority) is an insignificant detail, while for others it is a serious matter. Hence the rush to icon pack, but most of the time there’s something wrong, or coast, lacks that specific icon without which you cannot live, and you start the search. Today I propose to Materialize, an alternative tool that, although somewhat limited in functionality, can solve the problem using the default icons-at least in the home. Continue reading
We return today to talk about the new Pulp Wiko Fab, elder brother of Pulp 4 g smartphones which replaces the Ridge Fab released earlier this year, managing to get into a price range even more interesting: 179 €. Wiko Pulp Fab is a product which incorporates all the good 2015 series of French writer eliminating defects on Pulp.
Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:
WIKO Pulp Fab is based on Snapdragon platform 410, has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable. A smartphone that is balanced and which also boasts a 5.5 inch hd display helped by a GPU Adreno 306. Nothing to say so at the hardware level considering the presence of a 13MP camera Flash front and 5MP rear co. Continue reading
The SoC Kirin are relatively young, but it took a few months for Huawei was able to demonstrate the quality of the work done with their processors. So while keenly awaiting the arrival on the market of Mate 8, of which we have already shown our preview, new rumor would like Huawei committed, as well as a proprietary operating system named KirinOS, also in the design of flash memory and GPU. Continue reading
The Team Venom has provided in past hours a new update on the status of development ofcustom ROM ViperOneM9 4.0 for Android-based HTC One M9 6.0 Marshmallow. The first information worthy of mention concerns the activity of beta testing. The first build to testers of Team Venom is almost ready-officially confirmed yesterday the developers in the official blog -although several bugs. The next step involves the release of an open beta, although the team points out that, probably, you will not be able to deploy a stable release before the end of this year, given the arrival of the holiday season that will slow down your development effort.
Don’t miss more information worthy of note in recent update on the State of play. First, the team confirms receipt of custom ROM ViperOne, always based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, even for HTC One M8. At the same time, we inform the non-release of version for HTC One M7 reached the end of its useful life … at least in the near future adds the team, hinting that something could change in the coming months (but there is no certainty about it, for now). Continue reading
The second adventure of OnePlus in audio accessories aims higher, with better technical solutions, “noble” materials and a more sophisticated design. Increases the price: 50€ (official price Italian) start betting the sphere of ‘enthusiast‘, especially if you post a video that’s even higher cost headphones ‘ sputter.
On the other hand, OnePlus became famous for this: an unbeatable price-quality ratio, of those offers that you can’t refuse, at least on paper. Often, however, the reality proved somewhat different. How things go with these Icons? Find out in our review. Continue reading
Already for some time that we talk about the second generation of Nuclun, LG’s homemade SoC. According to the latest rumors, the chip should arrive on the market in the second half of the 2016, which would cut off automatically by inclusion in the next flagship smartphone, the G5, which is expected by the spring of 2016.
A new source inside the company would also revealed that LG itself deems powerful enough for G5. Based on what transpired in the past, should be a Setup very similar to that of the Kirin Huawei 950/HiSilicon: octa-core processor in a big Setup. LITTLE, with a cluster of four core ARM Cortex-A72 and four core ARM Cortex-A53. From this point of view, there should be no noticeable performance gap with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, but what about the GPU and RAM supported things are different. Continue reading
The arrival of Gionee Marathon M5 Plus was widely expected, both for the official announcement that indicated the presentation earlier today that for certification that was leaked a week ago through the website of the TENAA. This is a very generous sized phablet, with display even 6 ” midrange, characterized by a particularly large, exceeding even the wall of 5000 mAh. Here are all the details, which overlap somewhat faithfully with the leaks in recent days:
- 6 “inch screen with resolution FHD 1080 p (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- SOC MediaTek MT6753, octa-core at 1.3 GHz
- 3 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD (max 128 GB)
- Main camera from 13 MP
- 5 MPfront camera
Interesting update that released in the last hours by the developer of Action Launcher, very well known and appreciated to replace your Home fast, customizable on Android with a launcher, but most particularly inspired by the guidelines of Material Design.
The new version, in addition to introducing greater compatibility with Android permits system 6.0, review and adds two new features related to customizing icons. The first novelty is called quick changes, and through a hint system built right into the interface of launcher will allow you to customize any icon of your choice for all Icon Pack you have preinstalled on your device. Continue reading
By now you know all about the new smartphone from LG, the first smartphone of the V series, which is designed to provide the richest media experience possible, both in use both in creation. Among the new notable features, we find the dual screen, dual front camera and Video mode Manual that make unique LG V10; all enclosed in a stainless steel design and silicone.
Above the 5.7-inch QHD display IPS main Quantum by LG introduced a secondary display can operate autonomously and independently. This screen is”always on” to improve productivity of V10 no impact on overall battery life. You can adjust especially customize the second screen to display notifications and information, such as weather, time, date and battery, when the main display is off. When the main display is on, the second screen makes it easier to multitask with the ability to interact with your apps and your favourite contacts, music, and much more. Also, if you are watching a video on the main display, notifications will appear on the second screen, without disturbing the view of the content. Continue reading
Updated 23 December at 16:10. Another clue is added to those previously raised following publication in the official HTC Weibo account teaser image below. The reference to the letter “X” is unclear, although HTC uses it to create a play of words associated with Christmas (x-mas). The stylized drawing of a smartphone and date of December 24. Elements that, together with the other evidence, lead to not exclude the presentation of your smartphone in tomorrow (at least in the Chinese market).
Updated 23 December: there emerged some more rumors about the possible date ofmarketing that would after the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, which falls within the time period from 6 to February 14, 2016. Unfortunately still absent specific information for our country. Continue reading
We saw so many rumors emerge between the meanders of the network about the next flagship of Xiaomi, Mi 5, but what we bring you today seems to be the most comprehensive ever. How much is true unfortunately is not as appears; but you know, it’s part of the game.
In any case, what you see above is the latest device render emerged. The specific source for that any difference could be secondary to the final appearance and the first that comes to mind might affect the physical key central-here seems a bit too thin. For the rest, we have adouble grill for speakers positioned at the bottom (remains to be determined whether it will be a “really” stereo setup or not), to “surround the charging port with the new standard USB Type-C. It also appears that the device will be an aluminum sandwich (chassis and side edge)and glass (front and back covers); both, incidentally, should have a panel called “2.5 D”,slightly curved near the side edges. Continue reading
Samsung has officially announced the “big tablet” Galaxy View this past October 28, arousing interest – and some concern, given the size – from the public and professionals.
Operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop, the device is positioned halfway between a TV screen and a traditional tablet and is explicitly designed to ensure high-quality entertainment experience thanks to Full HD display from ben 18.4 inch and two each from 4W stereo speaker. Continue reading
The Team Venom was speaking and, after having announced in recent days, has released version 4.0.0 of the custom ROM ViperOne for HTC One M9. One of the most popular custom ROMs for the current top range is renewed, therefore, renewing the software platform,Android-based 6.0 Marshmallow now. The team is clear in assigning to the ROM beta releasestatus, pending further refinements.
Are therefore to take into account more or less significant bugs and instability. The team has not yet managed to complete the beta testing, but he still wanted to allow access to the new release of ViperOne, a sort of “Christmas gift” given to anyone who follows with interest the evolution of the project. Continue reading
In past hours a new rumor for the next flagship House LG, G5. Let’s be clear: is a rich source of information, but with very, very weak . A user on Reddit with practically zero post history (except one rather bizarre on Galaxy S7) has posted the practically complete spec sheet of the device with two images.
The problem is that both images are insignificant: one is the screenshot of an app, that with a little patience you can easily play with an image-editing program; the other is a picture of a small portion of back cover showing a dual camera setup and organisation of back buttons typical of LG. The device is protected by a camuffatura made of black plastic, to avoid leak on design; In short, there are not enough elements to identify reliably the device. Continue reading
The President of HTC, Cher Wang, has no doubts: the brand will never disappear and will continue to be present in the market. The Declaration of the number 1 on the taiwanese House came in response to yet another prediction “nefarious” about the future.
To rekindle the controversy was Robyn Mak, columnist for Reuters Breakingnews, which has placed the brand HTC among those destined to disappear during the 2016 due to the dynamics of the smartphone market. MAK recalls that smartphone market growth was below 10% in the year that is drawing to a close and that, while the top brand com Apple and Samsung still hold most of the market share, other Chinese manufacturers such as Haier’s meet the demand for those approaching for the first time in the smartphone world (even under a policy of aggressive pricing). The result of the framework outlined by Mak means threatened with closure for different brands, from Sony to HTC. Continue reading
Xiaomi launched in recent weeks, the new I Pad 2, the second generation of its tablet features an aluminum enclosure that is enclosed in an Intel Cherry Trail, 2 GB of RAM and a Retina 7.9 inches IPS display. In addition to the Android operating platform based version, Windows version 10 Xiaomi also predicted that we will try as soon as it becomes available. Let’s discover this new Xiaomi Mi 2 Pads in our review.
Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:
Like all “second generations” they must respect, even the I Pad 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The shell is made entirely of aluminum. Laterally there are buttons for volume and power button. The 3.5 mm audio jack on the top and on the bottom the USB Type-C. On the back there are the main camera from 8 megapixel, two microphones and two stereo speakers. On the front, protected by a scratch-resistant glass, we have a 5 megapixel camera, a light sensor and a small notification LED multicoloured. Continue reading
Elephone chose Christmas day to officially confirm the technical characteristics of the models P9000 and P9000 Lite, Smartphones that have been talked about a lot over the past few weeks, ready to be marketed by the end of next month. After numerous rumors and the recent change of names from the company, so here’s how it will be the technical specifications of these two terminals.
- 5 “LTPS display fullHD (1920 x 1080), OGS, 1.6 mm thick side frames
- Processor 2.0 GHz and MediaTek P10 Helio Octacore in Mali-T860
- Android system 6.0
- RAM 4 GB
- 32 GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256 GB
- Rear 13 Mpxl with auto focus laser
- 8 front camera Mpxl
- Rapid recharge and wireless support
Samsung is closing head on the 2015 and prepares for the new year with the weapons already sharp. On the net you start talking increasingly of Galaxy S7, the next top range expected in the first quarter of 2016 with possible launch in conjunction with the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. On this Terminal the Korean House puts many of the ambitions of this first half of the year, so much so that a Reuters report speaks of a first batch of 5 million Galaxy well S7.
Actually, we talk about two variants: 3.3 million units for the Galaxy S7 ‘ base ‘ with flat display from 5.2 inches and 1.6 million ‘ edge ‘ with curved display by 5.5 inches. Increased production to meet all initial requests and dramatically reduce delivery time, as long as the requests are actually so high. But Samsung is certainly not lacking, as the first world producer of smartphone knows when to bet strong or not, evidently with Galaxy S7 feels more than safe. Continue reading
As promised Saturday | Photographic Comparison between 5 smartphone not known. Vote and decide the best |, today we want to share with you the results of the survey concerning photos taken by 5 smartphone that we used and we revealed in the voting. Although they spend less than 48 hours, the ballots arrived are really a lot and therefore the games are “facts”.
Stressing again the fact that this kind of comparisons and tests are indicative and certainly not scientific, an idea of how you move the “market” smartphone cameras you still manages to have and, even not knowing smartphones protagonists, the results are actually in line with those that are the feelings had even by us in tests carried out during the course of the year (Nexus 6 p has actually improved a lot the photographic quality of the Nexus for S6 and G4 are still preferable for superior software functionality). Continue reading
Directly from Shenzhen and the seat of Honor our Gabriele took this Honor Zero: a band that thinks it’s a smartwatch. In Italy is being marketed as Huawei Band from an aesthetic point of view, the bracelet is really very pleasant and elegant, made with good materials and with convincing and color choices to suit all tastes. Size 38 x 38 x 95 mm for comfortable with just 25 grams in weight.
Huawei Band has a 1.06 inch 128 x 128 resolution Oled Touch Screen technology. Its water resistance is guaranteed by the IP68 certification and is powered by a battery 70 mah covering 2 full days of use than 4 indicated in the packaging. Continue reading