Lenovo K5 New Smartphone!

Lenovo K5 is a new smartphone that comes with a dual rear camera on the back. Something we have seen many new phones are starting to adopt. It all started with the iPhone 7 Plus. This is a low end Android phone with good specs.

Main features: 5.7″ Display, 1440×720 pixels resolution screen, 3.5mm earphone port, 8MP front facing camera with F2.0, Dual Rear camera with 13.0MP + 5.0MP lens(F2.0 + F2.2), 3000mAh Battery, 160 grams weight, OTG Support, ZUI 3.1 Lite OS Based on Android N, MTK6750 Chipset clocked at 1.5GHz Octa-core setup, 32GB Internal storage, 3GB of RAM and TF Card support up to 128GB!

Pretty standard specs for a modern 2018 low end Android phone. The shell material is glass something that we usually only see on higher end Android phones. The problems with glass is obvious how it may break easy in case you accidentally drop the device. This phone comes with Dual SIM Dual Standby great for people that travel a lot.

Another key feature on Lenovo K5 is 4G support so download files and watch Netflix will be amazing in terms of performance. 3G can’t compete with 4G in speed. The three colours it comes in are Black, Blue and Gray. No pink edition that we usually see.

The phone design reminds me of Huawei Honor 9 a bit. The glass will make the phone be a bit glossy on the back side. On the front you don’t get a full all-screen display as some companies offer. But it still looks modern and great. On the back rear side at the middle you could find a fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone fast and easy.

Lenovo K5 is also a pretty slim phone just 7.8mm in thickness. If you are lost then you have an E-compass you could use or the regular GPS. This phones comes in English or Chinese language.

Samsung Galaxy S9 New Smartphone!

Samsung has finally unveiled their new high-end phone for 2018! It’s called the Samsung Galaxy S9. It might be the last S high-end phone from Samsung. They may change the letter structure! Let’s take a look what it gives you.

Main specs: 5.8 inch Super AMOLED Display with 1440×2960 pixel resolution screen, Corning gorilla glass 5 protection, Android 8.0 Oreo Nougat, Exynos 9810 Octa in Europe and Snapdragon 845 Chipset in USA, Octa-core processor with 4×2.8GHz Mongoose M3 and 4×1.7GHz Cortex-A55 in Europe and Octa-core 4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 and 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver in USA, Mali G-72 P18 GPU in Europe and Adreno 630 in USA, microSD support up to 400GB, 64/128/256GB models, 12MP Primary camera, 8MP secondary camera and 3000mAh non-removable battery!

The first thing that annoys me with this phone is how it still packs a rear fingerprint scanner which is too close to camera. Compared to the Galaxy S8 where the scanner was side by side with camera now they have moved it to be located under. This may be a better location. But I’m still annoyed how it doesn’t come with a rounded design. The design Samsung goes with is more annoying!

Another thing that is scary is the high price of 840 euro! Smartphones are getting super expensive these days and this is not even the premium edition! Back in Galaxy S3 days in 2012 a high-end phone used to cost around 600 euro. Sad to see how much they have raised the prices at the same time when they don’t really offer any major selling point.

This phone will come in 4 colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple! Thankfully it still comes with 3.5mm audio jack. Thanks Samsung for not going full iPhone X. You can also record video in 2160p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Another big selling point is how it’s still IP68 water resistant same as earlier years with Samsung high-end phones. It does still come with glass back that may break easy. I hope Samsung adopt metal or plastic again in the future. Because they are better materials to use on a phone! It has a pretty low weight of just 163 grams!

MAZE Alpha X New Smartphone!

MAZE Alpha X is a new smartphone that comes with a design that almost reminds me about the iPhone X. It goes all the way to the top on front side but doesn’t feature the bump you get on the iPhone! It also doesn’t go all the way to the bottom but comes with a home button.

Main specs: 6.0 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, LG screen, MTK6757 Chipset, Octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, Android 7.0 Nougat, 8.0MP Front camera for selfies + Sony IMX219 and 16.0MP Rear camera that has AF and OV16880!

The internal storage on Alpha X is 128GB and it even has support for a TF card up to massive 256GB. That is plenty of storage potential for anything you can imagine! But not sure if you could install apps on the SD card!

This phone comes with support for 4G as well which is great because it means your downloads will be fast if your carrier comes with 4G support.

The battery on inside comes with 3900mAh! Which is more than what Samsung and Apple gives you! Sadly you cannot remove it. This phone comes with 3.5mm audio jack support.

The screen to body ratio on front side is 89.6%. And it has FHD+ resolution! Very glossy on the back side. Great for people that like shiny phones. It reminds me a bit about Huawei Honor 9.

Sadly Alpha X doesn’t have a rear fingerprint scanner. I prefer that location when it comes to unlock my phone! It’s nice how it packs an LED notification light on the front side. A cool feature to see notifications with.

Great how they use the latest Type C as a USB connector. That cable is easier to plug in because it’s reversible. Overall I think many will buy this device because it’s designed pretty awesome. And good for people that still want a home button on the front side!

Lenovo K320T New Smartphone!

Lenovo has a new cool low end smartphone being called K320T. It comes with fingerprint sensor at rear side and even a dual rear camera at the top back corner.

Main specs: 5.7 inch Display, IPS screen type, 1440×720 pixels screen, Android 7.0 Nougat, SC9850K Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 16GB Internal storage, 2GB of RAM, TF card support up to 128GB, Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, Plastic shell, Black colour and 4G connectivity!

One downside you quickly can see with K320T is only 2GB of RAM. Many phones at this price range comes with 3 or 4GB of RAM. But Lenovo is a premium brand so they are charging a bit extra.

In terms of camera first you get a 8.0MP front camera with F2.2 aperture. On the back side you find 8.0MP + 2.0MP lens with F2.0 and F2.2. Other features include auto focus, LED flash and video recording with 720p at 30 frames per second.

The battery they pack on inside has 3000mAh! It’s a pretty thin phone with only 8.5mm thickness and low 153 grams weight.

This device will probably not be that great for gaming. But for web browsing it will be awesome because of the large display. And for taking pictures I’m sure it will deliver great results. 4G phones mean fast data speeds. So apps will be downloaded fast! In a few years we will see 5G be rolled out. It will be mega fast…

I like the curved back design K320T comes with. So it will feel great in hand. And this is a good phone for someone that miss plastic. These days most phones are going over to metal. But plastic is still awesome and something many people want to have on their phone! Like the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4. They all felt great in hand.

CUBOT X18 Plus New Smartphone!

CUBOT X18 Plus is a nice upgrade from the standard X18 that I talked about a few months ago. This one comes with improved specs!

Main features: 5.99 inch Display, 2160×1080 pixels screen, MTK6750T Chipset, 1.5GHz processor which is Octa-core, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, 8.0MP front camera, 0.3MP + 16.0MP dual rear camera and Dual SIM Card Dual Standby!

Another good thing about CUBOT X18 Plus is how it comes with 4G support! The battery has 4000mAh! Which is very impressive. More than what Apple and Samsung gives you. But you cannot remove it which is a bit sad.

I like how there is a distance between the fingerprint scanner and the camera on the rear side. They learned from the mistake that Samsung did! On the back side you can see the phone is rounded for a nicer grip.

It comes with standard features that can be good when you are exploring the world like GPS and A-GPS. The SIM card size is Nano. SIM cards have truly gotten smaller over the years!

A good thing with CUBOT X18 Plus is how it packs 3.5mm audio jack. Something that is becoming rare that a phone has in 2018. I hope the dual rear camera craze goes away in a few years. I really don’t see why it would create that much better phones.

Mainly probably just a gimmick. Many phones these days jump on the latest trends but in a few years people get bored of it. I think the phone companies should look at what their users want instead. Apple for example should open up iOS and let the open source community explore the OS more so they can create Cydia tweaks. People loved iOS when they could do that! That was back in 2009. Since then Apple has become more boring and closed their OS more.