Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE Platinum Gold

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE Platinum Gold, Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE G935F, smartphone

The best thing that I love with my Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE Platinum Gold is its head-turner large curved screen and its long lasting battery life. The only thing I don't like about this phone is the price, it's expensive. It can hurt your wallet really bad at $780.

The secondary menu bar is amazing, it's very useful for me since it is easier to go to your favorite apps and tasks. The camera is crisp and you cannot ask for a better camera on a smartphone. The expandable storage is very useful specially for people like me who stores a lot of pictures, songs, videos and games.

The Galaxy S7 edge has no removable battery. The Galaxy S7 edge is fantastic smartphone.

DISPLAY: 5.5" OLED HD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 pixels 24-bit (16.7 million colors) 534 pixel density
PROCESSOR: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 Octa
GPU: Adreno 530
Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
Expandable Storage: Yes, microSDXC - up to 200 GB
OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CAMERA: Primary    12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash,
        Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE G935F 32GB Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone International Version (Platinum Gold) $758.99   

Apple iPhone 6 16GB (4.7-inch) 4G LTE Factory Unlocked GSM Dual-Core Smartphone - Gold $564.01 

Monday, March 21, 2016

OnePlus 2 Oxygen OS 3.0 Update (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

OnePlus 2, smartphone, flagship phone

OnePlus is now testing OxygenOS 3.0 for OnePlus 2. It is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. OnePlus promised that they will roll out an update for the OnePlus 2 to the next version of OxygenOS built on top of Android Marshmallow by the first quarter of this year. Only a few has have received the update, which seems to be a test.  This new version of Android will give you tons of new features like the Doze mode, Do not disturb mode or the granular app permissions.

The OxygenOS also has a new slider to controll notification alerts, it also let user to customize the phone’s home screen, there's a new Floating Action Button for widgets, and new collection of background wallpapers.

OnePlus 2 is the killer flagship released by OnePlus. The smartphone has impressed everyone with its specifications and design.

To manually check for the new update availability, go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.

ONEPLUS2 Unlocked Smartphone 5.5 Inch Snapdragon 810 Octa Core Dual SIM (4GB RAM 64GB ROM Black) US Version $389.99  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Budget Laptops: Dell Chromebook 13 7310

Dell Chromebook 13 7310, Chromebook, laptops

There are a lot of Chromebooks on the market today, however most of them are cheap and clunky. The Dell Chromebook 13 is more refined and the target market are business class users who prefers more durable and professional Chromebooks.

The Dell Chromebook 13 prices range from $400 all the way up to $800. The first thing that you'll notice about Dell Chromebook 13 is that it looks sturdy and has an elegant style. The exterior is made from carbon fiber, and the chasis is magnesium alloy unlike most Chromebooks which are made of plastic. The viewing pleasure if sharp and clear with its IPS screen (1920×1080 matte). The keyboard has backlit, soft to type, and it is very responsive.

It's really fast even with a Intel Core i3 i3-5005U. In terms of connectivity, it has USB 2.0 port on the right and a USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, microSD card slot, and combo headphone/mic jack on the left.

Dell Chromebook 13 13.3" Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-5005U Dual-core (2 Core) 2 GHz - Black RTGY4 $493.87

Thursday, March 3, 2016

North America Smartphone Sales Dropped 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015

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Smartphone business is now highly saturated specifically in the high end models from established Samsung and Apple and, from Chinese makers like Huawei and Xiaomi. According to a report from GfK a research firm from Nuremberg, Germany smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 reached $23.9 billion in North America which decreased from $25.6 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014.

In the U.S., smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $20.5 billion, down from $21.8 billion for the same periods.

Other region which experience major declines in the fourth quarter of 2015 was Latin America, which saw a 12.7% decrease. In Cenral and Eastern Europe the sales in value decreases by 10.8% though their unit sold actually increased by 3.6%.

However, in China smartphone sales are experiencing huge increase of 12%. China’s influence is massive, with double the number of smartphones sold compared to any other region, at 106 million for the quarter, GfK reported.