Chinese smartphone manufacturers are fast emerging as game changers, as they continue to dole out devices that impress with their looks, performance and price points. The fact that these phones are now readily available to be shipped across the globe has put the spotlight on how a good-looking, well-performing device doesn’t necessarily translate into a hefty price tag. One of the many China-based manufacturers carving a place for itself in the smartphone market is Bluboo, whose products are characterized by hardware, specs, and looks that go well beyond what can be a gauged from their price points. The Bluboo S3, which is up for grabs for as [...]
Chinese manufacturers have been taking the smartphone market by a storm, rolling out interesting phones at surprisingly affordable price points. Another trend that these manufacturers have set rolling is of creating smartphones that are basically clones of the leading flagship devices already in the market. Xiaomi’s premium offering, Mi Note 2, too would have fallen into this category for its striking resemblance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but got saved by a whisker as Samsung has discontinued the Note 7. That definitely seemed to have worked in Mi Note 2’s favor, as it filled the gap created by the exit of Galaxy Note 7 as a worthy alternative for nostalgia-riddled users. [...]
At the beginning of 2017, bezel-less display was a fad that most manufacturers were aspiring for, by the end of the year, it has become a hot trend. Today, the dynamics of smartphone engineering seem to revolve around losing bezels around the screens. From flagship smartphones to budget offerings, more and more handsets are being rolled out with fuller screens and minimal bezel encasing them. Looking at the rapid pace at which this trend is catching on, it won’t be an exaggeration to claim that by end of this year at least one in five smartphones will sport a frameless design.
While leading market players focus on bringing this design element to high-end flagship [...]
The Mobile World Congress is the hottest tech party in town attended by the who’s who of the mobile world, with an exception of Apple. The recently concluded Mobile World Congress, or MWC 2018 as it is popularly called, was no different. The tech even that was held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 to March 1, saw an interesting line up of launches that included some premium smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, besides, new trends emerging on the horizon.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ and 5G took the center stage at the event, but there was a lot more going on on the sidelines. Much of what happened at MWC 2018 will dictate what our smartphones and gadgets will shape [...]
Factory Reset Protection AKA FRP as big security step taken by Google to ensure the security of your device and personal data.
FRP was officially released with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Samsung has also implemented on all of their flagship devices including Galaxy Note 8, S8 Plus, S7 Edge, Note 7 FE, Note 5 and almost all J; A series supports it.
How does it work?
FRP secures your device from unauthorized access if in case of lost, stolen or got a factory reset without your permission. With Find my phone enabled; no one can easily access your device without having your Google Account credentials.How to Enable FRP on Galaxy Devices ( Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S7 [...]
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone has ushered in 2018 on a high note with the release of its two highly anticipated flagship smartphones, the Elephone U and the Elephone U Pro. The two devices sporting flexible screens with a seamless display, speed processors, abundant RAM, among a host of other cutting-edge features, seem to appear strikingly similar in terms of design, functionalities, and performance.
However, if you look closely there are some underlying difference between the Elephone U and U Pro. It is because of these small but significant differences that the two devices are priced differently, with the U [...]