Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: The best one in the market.

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Two months after the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the camera of these cutting-edge devices has become what offers the highest image quality on a smartphone, even in low light. Equipped with the latest Samsung core technology and with a spectacular metal and glass design, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, have conquered multiple fans of digital photography thanks to their high performance, speed and quality of the camera functions.

In fact, 92% of users who tested for the first time the Samsung Galaxy S6 and were interviewed on the occasion as part of a Samsung campaing described the camera as one of the main strengths of the devices, saying it is “much better than previous devices”.

Sharp images and fast access.
The front 5 MP camera and rear (16 MP) of these devices offer incredibly sharp images even at night or under dim light, thanks to its lightweight and high resolution sensors. The focal F1.9 aperture function allows, more light and better focus lens and can shoot dark scenes, such as a dark room with great clarity.

In addition, the HDR mode in real time, the optical stabilizer (OIS) and IR White Balance, create amazing light sensitivity. The camera offers other unique features such as the ability to rotate an object and virtually 180 compose a single image, the user can manipulate with the accelerometer and the gyroscope that includes smartphone.

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On the other hand, the new “Quick Launch” feature gives users a direct and quick access to the camera from anywhere in the menu in just 0.7 seconds by simply pressing twice the home button. These advanced camera features allow users to capture better pictures of those special personal moments with unprecedented quality  wherever they want and how they want.

The S6 and S6 Edge also incorporate the first 1440P / VP9 codec that allows users to enjoy a high speed when playing videos in streaming with low power consumption. As for its 5.1-inch screen Super AMOLED HD providing users with greater pixel density of 577ppi. Also improves its visibility in the outside thanks to an increase in the display brightness.

Usability is one of the main features of these smartphones. Therefore, Samsung has eliminated multiple preinstalled apps as well as notifications and pop-ups.

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The most accurate iPhone 6 copies in the market.

With Apple leading the smartphone market with their most recent devices: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, we were not expecting less than a numerous amount of copies by different makes that try to stay popular by adopting the design and the iPhone’s IU.

We can spend a lifetime on the internet trying to list all these copycats with pictures and videos of them performing as what cool pass as an iPhone but we don’t wanna bore you so let’s do the top 3 most accurate iPhone 6 replicas in the market.

1. Goophone i6S 

With a price that goes from £65 to £105 the Goophone i6S is the most accurate iPhone 6 copy that we’ve come across. The Goophone I6S is carefully made, so similar that at first we thought they were using pictures from the origina iPhone 6. Then, when you look closer you can see that there’s no logo on the back cover, nothing a case can’t solve. Specs-wise, the Goophone i6S features a 4.7-inch IPS display with a disappointing resolution: 480 x 854 pixels, 4GB of internal storage, and a 1,800mAh non removable battery. The camera is 5MP but don’t expect the pictures to look as if you took them with an Apple iPhone 6. The device comes with a dual-core chipset (just like the iPhone), either the very well known MediaTek MT6572 or the MT6582 chipset.

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2. Blackview Ultra A6

We need to start by saying that there’s no mute-vibrator toggle on the (sadly) plasticky Ultra A6 which immediatly gives away the fact that it’s not an iPhone 6, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hide it with a good case, install an iOS like Android launcher and we are certain most people won’t know you have a clone of the iPhone 6. Yeah, the home button looks a bit strange too if you stop to look at it. The Blackview Ultra A6 features a 4.7” 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MT6582 processor, an improved 1GB of RAM in comparisson to the previous device and a 8MP rear camera as well as a 2MP selfie (front) one, a removable 2,200mAh battery, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Price wise, you’re looking at £65.00 – £70.00



3. Dakele Big Cola 3

The official price for this device is £114.22, with the purchase of a good iPhone 6 case to hide the fact that the Big Cola 3 has no logo in the back you could easily convince most people that you don’t own an Apple device but the lack of a mute-vibrator toggle on the left side of the device and the complementary, very useful slot for a microSD card are among the most important differences. Underneath, the Dakele Big Cola 3 hosts some respectable specs, which are nothing like the specs inside Apple’s iPhone 6. It comes with a 5″, 1080p display panel at the front, which is covered with sapphire glass (according to some reports). This phone comes with Android powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset, with 3GB of RAM. We count with a 16Gb internal storage, which supports up to 128Gb external memory.

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We are not exactly sure about the full time performances of these devices but these feature some specs of real Samsung phones that are (nothing compared to the latest Galaxy Note 4 or S5 even) running in the market so we would expect a decent Android performance with the looks of an iPhone at a very nice price.




Why Lollipop 5.0 is better than iOS 8.

Android and iOS 8 will forever be competing to gain top rank in the market, as long as Apple keep making devices and Google keep updating Android there will always be competition.


Is Lollipop 5.0 really better than iOS 8? Here’s a few reasons as to why we think it could possibly be.


Lollipop 5.0 is completely open, the user of the device can make it much better – or much worse – making it compatible for their own use. The user can change almost all display settings, meaning their phone can be as ‘pretty’ or ‘cool’ as they want.


This technology runs on almost every single Android-running smartphone, Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC. It’s super colourful, filled with plenty of animations with better graphics.


There is easier, more advanced, multi-tasking technology. With Apple applications draining battery life constantly whilst users are not using them, Android have made Lollipop 5.0 so that apps that are not being used go idle, without having to close them down completely, saving battery life.


Built-in multi user technology is probably the most up-to-date and greatest thing about Lollipop 5.0, allowing you to have different user profiles on the device, as many custom profiles as you want, for you, family and even friends. Cool, huh?


Wearables have been out for almost half a year now, meaning that yes, Lollipop 5.0 will run on wearables too and yes, Android devices will be able to connect to these. Apple may have wearables, but no Apple wearable can connect to their devices as of yet.


Is the Galaxy Note 4 the phone for you?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 seems like one of the best smartphones on the market at the moment, along with the iPhone 6, with its only minor fault being that it is too big for some customers and also due to the fact that it is on the more expensive side of the market, but that doesn’t seem to bother us.


The Galaxy Note 4, when it first came out, was priced just over £600, now a few months down the line and it still costs around £550, with contracts being around £33 per month, is it worth it? We’ll let you see for yourself.


The phone has a 5.7 inch screen – .2 inches larger than the iPhone 6. Although this might lean customers more towards the Apple side of the market, the 176g phone is shorter length wise, meaning its an easier handset to hold. If you’re already accustomed to larger phones then the Galaxy Note 4 would be perfect for you.


The removable plastic back has given the phone a more leather finish, making the phone look more premium. The plastic back also gives the user a better grip of the phone.


With a 16MP camera, LED flash and also a heart monitor – which is also featured on the Galaxy S5 – this technology is perfect for 21st century users. Behind the removable back there’s a microSD slot and a 3220 mAh battery.


The display has a 515 ppi pixel density, which is higher than most smartphones on the market – including the iPhone 6 Plus’s (401 ppi), Nokia Lumia 1520 (367 ppi) and Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (368 ppi) this means that the Note 4’s screen definitely gives it the advantage amongst the rest of the handsets.


The Galaxy Note 4 has Qualcomm’s latest processor, Snapdragon 805. Apart from the Snapdragon 810, which is only available on a very limited amount of phones at the time being, so yes, this phone has one of the best processors on the market, there’s nothing it can’t do, you can run as many apps on it and it will not slow down. The phone also contains 3GB of RAM and a 420 GPU.






iPad Mini 3 Review

When the iPad Mini first came out it completely stole the spotlight and the sales of every single product on the market, featuring a new smaller design and great specifications the iPad Mini was the device Apple fans were waiting for to go bigger as iPhone users and practical as iPad users but unfortunately amazing things never last too long, turns out the new iPad Mini 3 hasn’t been packaged with a ton of new features only a very short list that could make it different from the previous models.

The iPad Mini 3 now features Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Ufortunately for some users the 32 GB model it’s out of the market and now you can only pick from the 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB models – on a positive side Apple will be incorporating a Gold model as well as the Silver and Space Gray. Is it worth it to go from a device nearly identical as the previous and upgrade considering everything else apart from the mentioned is identical to the iPad Mini 2 like the 7.9″ Retina display, the Apple A7 chipset or the 5MP rear camera? Probably not if you have an iPad Mini 2 but as an owner of an older iPad model we could definitely say yes, here’s why:

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The iPad Mini 3 is indeed gorgeous, no matter how similar it is to the Mini 2 it’s shell is made out of aluminum and very well finished with tapered edges while its display is covered by a protective glass with oleophobic coating, Apple really does know how to keep it elegant and luxurious. The materials used and the thought put in the design really make up for the similarities and lack of new features. Thankfully the device is not only very attractive, we can also say that the device feels great in the hand, easy to hold and very lightweight the iPad Mini 3 is made for handling it using one hand.


Above the screen we can find the same 1.2 MP front camera capable of capturing 720p videos and right next to it we find the light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness automatically as we know. Right under we find the home button completely upgraded to the Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor now very well known by iPhone users which will help you enhance the security on your device. On the side of the Mini 3 we can find the volume and mute buttons.

Apple’s iPad Mini 3 display is a 7.9″ IPS Retina display of 2048 x 1536px  showing off a 324ppi undeniably a very nice pixel density, it’s the same resolution as the one on the iPad Air 2, so the pixel density is higher than the one on the bigger iPad but identical as last year’s iPad Mini 2. The tablet comes with 6470mAh battery capacity exactly the same as the previous model but the video playback test turned out surprisingly better than the iPad mini 2, this might as well be iOS 8′s fault and hopefully Apple will release an update and give solution to this issue in the next couple of weeks.


The new iPad Mini 3 retains the same Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n support with MIMO technology unfortunately unlike the Air 2, there is no Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Apple’s new device supports LTE Cat.3 with 100 Mbps in other words, Wi-Fi+Cellular and AirPlay can wirelessly stream your iPad screen to an Apple TV, HDTV or compatible audio systems you can specially enjoy this feature if you are a Netflix user, no small screen, no cables…all good. We are very sorry to say that the new iPad doesn’t support NFC so it can’t be used for Apple Pay’s main service, you still can authorize online payments once Apple Pay begins competing with PayPal though.

The iPad Mini 3 comes with the exact same menu as all of the devices on iOS 8, your apps are on the home screen, it has a notification center that has significantly improved with the new iOS and control center is the same with controls for music, volume and brightness slider bars, camera icon, timer shortcut, AirDrop menu and Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Silent and Rotation lock.

Apple included the previous generation A7 chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air and Mini 2. Packed with a 64-bit dual-core Cyclone processor running at 1.3GHz, a snappy PowerVR G6430 graphics and 1GB of RAM. We meet the same specs we found in the Mini 2 so we expect very similar performance. Keeping the same camera as the first iPad Mini – 5MP and able to record 1080p videos and a front-facing FaceTime camera that has not changed much either the iPad Mini 3 offers the same resolution that we can confirm it’s not amazing but pretty decent to compete with other tablets in the market.

The viewfinder is significantly improved thanks to iOS 8 so if you tap to focus on the screen, the device will give you an optional exposure compensation slider and you can, lock the focus and exposure too but that isn’t new, of course. With most icons on the right side it is easier to reach (switch to front facing camera, HDR and timer are above the virtual shutter and the carousel of shooting modes). Talking about the speakers the issues remain just as they did with all previous models: they are really easy to block with your hand when holding the iPad in landscape orientation. Also they are that close together that as users and humans we can’t recognise a stereo effect in whatever game, video or music you are playing. The top of the iPad Mini 3 has the 3.5mm audio jack, the power/lock key and the microphone, which is used in FaceTime/Skype calls and extras as music.


In conclusion the iPad Mini 3 is a very powerful device that might not feature huge improvements compared to previous Apple devices but it certainly remains popular with a smooth usability combined with elegance and great specifications. We can confirm it could be the present you’ll be waiting for this Christmas.