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Month: September 2017

Apple iOS 11.0.1 comes with bug fixes and improvements

Apple iOS 11.0.1 comes with bug fixes and improvements

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Apple has rolled out another update to the iOS 11 OS which was made official some weeks ago. The update comes following several error codes and seemingly annoying bugs which were noticed on the new OS release. The latest OS update release comes with several big fixes and performance improvements although there were no new features on the latest OS update push. For iOS users who wish to update their device, proceed to the Settings option on your smartphone > General > Software update. The latest update release to the iOS 11 comes measuring in at around 280MB with the change log showing what and what will be fixed and updated with the latest release. According to the documentation made available by Apple, the iOS 11.0.1 will ensure that your device runs smoothly and without ...
Infinix Note 4 Pro Charging Issues

Infinix Note 4 Pro Charging Issues

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Users of the Infinix Note 4 Pro have begun complaining about their device especially in the aspect of charging. Users of the smartphone trooped to Android forums to register their dissatisfaction with the charging issues which has plagued the smartphone as some users noted that the device takes more than 5 hours on an average to charge up to as much as 67 percent. The users who upgraded from the Infinix Note 3 smartphone to the Note 4 Pro also indicated that the charger which came with the latter unit was much more better compared to the Note 4 Pro’s. Other complaints which have been registered include those surrounding the inability of the Note 4 Pro’s charger to juice up the device in instances of low electric current. The report however comes as a shocking revelation as the t
iOS 11’s best and worst features

iOS 11’s best and worst features

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Some days ago, following the official launch of three new smartphones from Apple, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, Apple announced the official rollout of its latest OS, the iOS 11. The iOS 11 was made available for a list of devices in the Apple range, in case you missed the complete list of devices getting the iOS 11 OS, check it . However, days after the official launch of the OS, we have found out that the iOS 11 comes with some great features and improvement while on the other hand is riddled with some bugs. Here is a list of the best and worst features which came along with the iOS 11 OS, this is to guide Apple users on considering whether to update their device OS or not. The Good: Siri update: Apple’s smart AI assistant, Siri, comes with major upgrades in the lates
Entry level phones released last week

Entry level phones released last week

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Tech companies have often been found to release entry level and pocket friendly smartphones for the populace who can’t afford the much more premium variants of their phones or some others who wish to purchase the smartphone as a placeholder till their desired smartphone is out. Here is a list of pocket-friendly budget entry-level smartphones launched last week. Intex Cloud C1 4-inch WVGA display Quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor with 512MHz Mali 400 GPU 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera 1,750mAh battery Intex Aqua S1 5-inch FWVGA TN display Quad-core MediaTek MT6737V processor with Mali-T720 GPU 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM 5MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera 2,300mAh battery Intex Aqua Lions 2 5-inch FWVGA TN display Quad-core Spreadtrum SC98
3GB/4GB RAM Phones launched last week

3GB/4GB RAM Phones launched last week

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Memory configuration has become one of the important specs details to look for in a smartphone and it is with this in mind that we have collated a list of smartphones released last week with 3GB of RAM or more. Gionee X1s 5.2-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection Quad-core MediaTek MT6737T with Mali-T720 GPU 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM 13MP rear camera,16MP front-facing camera 4,000mAh battery Huawei Maimang 6 5.9-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM 16MP + 2MP rear camera, 13MP + 2MP front-facing camera 3,340mAh battery / 3,240mAh battery LG Q6+ 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 with Adreno 505 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing cam...
Weekly Roundup: Smartphones released last week

Weekly Roundup: Smartphones released last week

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Last week was a great week in for several smartphone companies as some released their new devices while others introduced their already launched devices into other markets. The Asus ZenFone Series witnessed an official introduction into the European market and many more smartphones were made official in India. Below is a list is smartphones launched last week. Motorola Moto X4 Android One 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 SoC with Adreno 508 GPU 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM 12MP + 8MP rear camera, 16MP Front-facing camera 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Charging   Vivo X20 6.01-inch Full HD+ 18:9 Super AMOLED with 2.5D curved glass display Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM 12MP + 5MP rear camera,...
Top 5 Smartphones announced last week

Top 5 Smartphones announced last week

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Last week played host to the release of some more smartphones ranging from the entry-level to the premium devices in the market. Some other smartphones however were recently introduced to some other new regions which validly places them on the list of newly launched smartphones list. Here are the top 5 smartphones launched last week.   Motorola Moto X4 Android One 2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 SoC with Adreno 508 GPU 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM 12MP + 8MP rear camera, 16MP Front-facing camera 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Charging   Vivo X20 6.01-inch Full HD+ 18:9 Super AMOLED with 2.5D curved glass display Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM 12MP + 5MP rear camera, 12MP front-facing ca...
Top 10 trending phones of last week

Top 10 trending phones of last week

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As usual, we have yet again compiled a list of smartphones which were on the trending status all through last week. Recall that just two weeks ago, Apple released the line of three smartphones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and the trio have done well to maintain their spots on the top 10 list even if it means dethroning some of Samsung’s product. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 along with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also managed to stay on the list with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 also finding a spot to hang on to. Below is the list of the top 10 smartphones of last week. Apple iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Apple iPhone 8 Plus Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Apple iPhone 8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Xiaomi Mi A1 Vivo V7+ Nokia 8  
Only these Xiaomi Phones are getting the MIUI 9 ROM 7.9.21

Only these Xiaomi Phones are getting the MIUI 9 ROM 7.9.21

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Xiaomi has started rolling out yet another update to its smartphones and this time, the update is for the MIUI 9 beta ROM 7.9.21. The update comes for a few devices which the tech company has considered worthy of it and it comes packing a few bug fixes, performance updates and some features. The update comes after the market had already been informed that a stable version of the MIUI 9 will come later in October. The Global Beta version 7.9.21 comes with bug fixes and changes including a fix for the long press of soft buttons which leads to FC issues, fix for the contact sorting in Russian language, fix for the issue with the recently used pictures which automatically rotates. Before updating your supported smartphone, make sure to create a backup of your data and files. For us...
Samsung Phones expected to launch in 2018

Samsung Phones expected to launch in 2018

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2018 is expected to bring an array of smartphones from South Korean tech giant, Samsung, to the market as the tech company has also been rumored to be working on the first foldable smartphone in history, a device which when released will change the face of mobile phones. The South Korean tech company has already released an array of smartphones in 2017 to include the premium range Galaxy J7+, Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Galaxy C8, Galaxy Note 8 and several more with the last two devices coming into the market with dual camera setups. For 2018, here are some of the devices and possible specs to be released on them from the tech company:   Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Display: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED 4K display OS: Android O or Android 9 Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor ...
Smartphones Expected to launch in 2018

Smartphones Expected to launch in 2018

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As the year inches towards an end, some tech companies have hinted on the possibility of yet another ground breaking technology in the aspect of mobile devices and the tech world can’t wait to see what has been promised. Some of the smartphones to be released in the coming year will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset which was originally speculated to be coming this year on devices such as the Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the recently unveiled Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 device, Here is a list of some of the devices to watch out for in the coming year. GOOGLE: Google Pixel XL 3 Display: 6.0-inch AMOLED display OS: Android 9 Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz Memory configuration: 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM Camera: 16 MP main snapper, 8
10 smartphones expected to launch in 2018

10 smartphones expected to launch in 2018

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2017 has been a great year for several smartphone companies especially the likes of Apple which took the year to celebrate its tenth anniversary and launch the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, Samsung which released the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, Galaxy C8 amongst others and other tech brands including OnePlus, LG, Xiaomi, Meizu, Sony, Nokia etc. 2018 has been speculated to be coming with greater tech advancements and as we look forward to it, here are some of the devices to look forward to in the coming year.   Google Pixel XL 3 Display: 6.0-inch AMOLED display OS: Android 9 Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz Memory configuration: 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM Camera: 16 MP main snapper, 8 MP front-facing camera ...
Apple Phones expected to launch in 2018

Apple Phones expected to launch in 2018

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Following the release of the Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the premium iPhone X some days ago, the attention of the tech world has shifted to what the tech company has in store for the year 2018 as there have been speculations regarding how the tech company will choose to name its upcoming devices. We have however compiled some details from the rumors which have leaked online of the smartphones to be expected from Apple in 2018. The details below show the possible specs and names of phones to be released in 2018 from the tech company.   Apple iPhone X2 / iPhone 9 Display: 5.2-inch screen with 1880 x 2750 pixels resolution Camera: 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera Memory configuration: 256 GB ROM, OS: iOS12 Processor: A12 Chip Battery: 4,100 mAh   App...
How to download iOS 11

How to download iOS 11

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Apple has announced the latest iOS version 11 and update has begun rolling out to some devices. The update brings a wide range of changes and improvements to supported devices in the Apple series and in case you're yet to get the update pushed to your device, here's how to go about it. The update comes after four months of Beta testing phase of the OS. The latest iOS 11 comes with changes including support for Augmented Reality, AR, support for the Animated emojis and many more as listed during the release of the Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. How to download iOS 11 on your supported device: Step 1: Make sure your Apple device is connected to a strong internet connection source, preferably a Wi-Fi network with great signal strength. Step 2: Go to Settings > General >...
Full list of Apple devices getting iOS 11 update

Full list of Apple devices getting iOS 11 update

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Apple has rolled out the iOS 11 following the official announcement of its three latest smartphones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iOS 11 comes after four months of its beta testing and will be available only to some select devices in the Apple range. In case you're at loss as to whether your Apple device will get the iOS 11 update push, here is a list of Apple devices which support the latest iOS 11 release: Apple iPhones iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone SE iPhone 5s Apple iPad 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch iPad Pro iPad Air 2 iPad Air iPad 5th generation iPad mini 4 iPad mini 3 iPad mini 2 Apple iPod iPod touch 6th generation Apple has begun p...
Top Picks of Dual Camera phones

Top Picks of Dual Camera phones

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The year has played host to several smartphones with the best of them being distinguished mainly by their specs especially the RAM, processor and for the optics, a dual camera setup. In case you’re in the market for a smartphone with great specs and of course, a dual camera setup to go along, we have helped you narrow down the picks to 5.   Motorola Moto G5S Plus Display: 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Processor with Adreno 506 GPU Memory configuration: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM Camera: 13MP + 13MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front-facing camera Battery: 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Charging   Lenovo K8 Note Display: 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D Curved glass display Processor: Deca-Core MediaT
Camera Conscious: These Phones Have Great Cameras

Camera Conscious: These Phones Have Great Cameras

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The 21st century has played host to several advancements in terms of smartphones and cameras have become one of the factors influencing the choice of smartphone to purchase. In case you're in the market for a budget friendly smartphone with great camera specs, here are some picks for you.   Sony Xperia XA1 Display: 5-inch HD edge-to-edge borderless display Processor: MediaTek Helio P20 with ARM Mali T880 MP2 GPU Memory configuration: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM Camera: 23MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera Battery: 2,300mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging   LG Stylus 3 Display: 5.7-inch IPS display with 2.5D curved glass Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 with Mali T860 GPU Memory configuration: 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM Camera: 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing ca...
How to fix connectivity issues on Android Phones

How to fix connectivity issues on Android Phones

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Connectivity issues including faults or errors with Bluetooth, WiFi and Hotspot may be frustrating especially when one needs to use the connectivity option at an instant. It is important to remember that most issues with connectivity options on your smartphones are caused by some third-party applications which have been granted access to modify some settings on your device. In case you’re caught in this loop and all efforts at resetting and getting your connectivity option to work seems to have fallen on the abortive platform, here are three major methods to apply in solving the problem. Method 1: Proceed to the Settings icon on your phone > Apps > Click on the three dots on the screen beside the settings symbol > Depending on the Android version, you’ll find two option
Top 10 Trending Phones

Top 10 Trending Phones

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Last week witnessed the unveiling of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X which came into the market to displace some of the high powered smartphones which had stayed on the Top 10 trending smartphones chart for more than two weeks consecutively. The week also played host to some major surge in the demand and popularity of some smartphones leading them to climb up on the chart while others melted away from their position farther down than expected. Ultimately, the market and fans decide which smartphones stay on the list and which ones give way for the new ones or the old ones which just gained rapid attention. It is important to note that some smartphones which are relatively new to the market including the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 still retains its presence on the chart. The iPhone trio a...
Weekly Roundup: Tablets Released Last Week

Weekly Roundup: Tablets Released Last Week

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As last week was a joyful addition to the smartphone line, some tech companies including Lenovo stole the opportunity to unveil its not too popular line of products, the tablets into the market. Even as the tablet market has been reported to be dwindling, some tech companies are still committed to keeping their tablet line and series active. Here is a quick recap of the tablets launched last week: Lenovo Tab 4 Display: 8-inch HD IPS display Processor: Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 with Adreno 308 GPU Memory configuration: 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM. Camera: 5MP rear, 2MP front-facing camera Battery: 4,850mAh Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus Display: 8-inch full HD IPS display Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU Memory configuration: 3GB / 4GB RAM, 16GB / 64GB ROM Camera: 8MP ...