BLU R2 New Smartphone!

BLU R2 is a new phone that looks very cool in design. It has a fingerprint located at the rear side. Right below the camera. Reminds me a bit about the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone design. On the front you can see the BLU logo below the display.

Main specs: 5.2 inch Display, IPS LCD type, 720×1280 pixels screen, Android 7.0 Nougat, Mediatek MT6580 Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, Mali-400 GPU, 8GB Internal storage, 1GB of RAM and microSD card expand up to 64GB!

Two downsides I can see here with BLU R2 is that it looks like the GPU is not the MP2 variant of Mali 400. Also that it only comes with 1GB of RAM so this phone will probably not be that good for heavy games.

In terms of cameras on primary side the rear area you get an 8MP sensor with Dual LED and dual tone flash. You can record video with 1080p at 30 frames per second. The secondary camera has an 8MP lens and that also comes with dual LED and dual tone flash.

With music you can use a wired cable because it supports 3.5mm audio jack. The battery has massive 3000mAh inside. Which is pretty impressive for the low price this phone cost. It can last up to 725 hours over 2G and 625 hours over 3G in the standby section. When we talk about talk time you get up to 26 hours over 2G and 16 hours over 3G.

The colours BLU R2 exist in are Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver. It’s a pretty thick phone 9.6mm that is almost 1cm thickness. The weight is pretty standard with 156 grams. You can insert Dual SIM perfect for people that travel.

This company get mixed reviews on their phones. Some love some dislike. This phone got announced around 6 months ago.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini New Smartphone!

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini was a phone that came out a couple of years ago. I really remember how much I liked it. Because it was a great improvement compared to Galaxy S3 mini. This updated mini phone came with a slimmer design. And also a bit taller and larger display.

Main specs: 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 2 screen protection, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Snapdragon 400 Chipset, Dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz Krait 300, Adreno 305 GPU, microSD card support up to 64GB, 8GB Internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM support!

In terms of cameras on Galaxy S4 mini we see here a major improvement compared to Galaxy S3 Mini especially with the front facing camera which here was 1.9MP. The main sensor is 8MP with aperture of F2.0 and LED flash! You now get 1080p with 30 frames per second record. S3 mini only had 720p support.

In the battery area we also see great improvement with 1900mAh battery! And this phone actually looked like a mini variant of the Galaxy S4! The standby time was up to 300 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours of talk time and up to 49 hours of music play. It even came with an infrared port. Which Samsung used more in their phones back in the days.

The USB connector as on all Android phones back then is using microUSB 2.0 connector. The screen resolution is 540×960 pixels which I think is a bit higher than S3 mini had.

Also Galaxy S4 mini has a very low weight just 40 grams more than mini card phones so it comes in at 107 grams. 8.9mm thickness not the slimmest but not the fattest either. Was great how they kept it under 1cm. And faster 4G LTE for amazing data speeds perfect for web surfing. Probably the best upgrade from S3 mini.

I did a Galaxy S4 mini unboxing a few years ago. I am a bit sad that we never got a Galaxy S6 mini, S7 mini and S8 mini phones! These phones was so cute and unique!

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini Smartphone!

I like to go back sometimes in time to have a look at interesting devices. Samsung Galaxy S3 mini was a really cool device when it came out. Because we didn’t get an S2 Mini.

This was suppose to be a mini variant of S3 but it had lower specs and was way more fat! It kinda looked a bit cute and funny. Like a baby pig phone. But it had it’s charm. Many was curious on the device.

Main specs on Galaxy S3 mini: 4.0 inch Display, 480×800 pixels screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, NovaThor U8420 Chipset, 1.0GHz Dual-core processor with Cortex-A9, Mali-400 GPU, 5MP primary camera and VGA secondary camera.

This was back in the days when front selfie cameras had mega low megapixel! The memory inside this phone was 8GB/16GB variant and 1GB of RAM + microSD card up to 32GB! 1GB of RAM makes so you can’t really play any games with heavy performance requirements.

The battery in this phone was tiny 1500mAh! Something that was considered very common back in the days. These days we are shocked if we see a phone with a battery below 2000mAh! But the cool thing was how you could remove the battery in this phone.

This phone was using a larger SIM card the Mini-SIM type. In terms of video recording you could pull it off at 720p with 30 frames per second. It came with a 3.5mm audio jack for audio listen. Something that was standard in 2012 but is getting more common 2018 that companies remove that option!

The USB connector on Galaxy S3 mini for charging was the good old microUSB 2.0. Bluetooth it had pre-installed was 4.0. Another interesting thing was the amount of colours it got launched in: White, Blue, Titan Gray, Amber Brown, Garnet Red and Onyx Black! The browser already in 2012 was using HTML5!

A couple of years ago I made an unboxing of the Galaxy S3 mini. It was very fun to do. Let me know if you want me to get more cool phones in the future!

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Samsung Galaxy on5 New Smartphone!

Samsung Galaxy On5 was a phone that got released a few years ago but that still is a major hit among people! Let’s have a look at what you get on the inside.

Main specs: 5.0 inch Display, TFT screen type, 720×1280 pixels, Android 5.1 Lollipop, Exynos 3475 Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz Cortex A7, Mali T720 GPU, 8MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and 2600mAh battery!

One of my favourite things about this device is how it packs a plastic body. Something that we saw on Galaxy S2 to Galaxy S5! Many really enjoyed it because it felt good in hand and was durable and you could replace the battery fast. These days Samsung has complicated it with glass body that breaks more easy and makes so you can’t change the battery.

Galaxy On5 comes with Dual SIM support. Perfect for people who travel around a lot. I also enjoy how it’s fairly slim just 8.5mm thickness. In terms of memory you are getting 8GB internal and 1.5GB of RAM. Which may be a bit small for some new intense Android games.

You can expand memory up to 256GB with a microSD card! Two colours exist White and Black. It cost around the same price as a Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. But that was a few years ago. Now it probably is way cheaper and affordable.

Galaxy On5 has a pretty standard Samsung design. It almost look a bit like Galaxy S2. Which was one of my first Samsung phones I bought. I want Samsung to go back a bit to that design. It was really nice in look.

Would be cool to see Apple release some low cost devices as well but I know that’s not their strategy when it comes to business. But I would love to see a 100 euro Apple phone.

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Blackview S6 New Smartphone!

Blackview S6 is a new smartphone that comes with a very cool back design. I really enjoy this brand since they usually give you a massive battery on the inside.

Main specs: 5.7″ Display, IPS tech, 720×1440 pixels, Android 7.0 Nougat, MT6763VWH Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, ARM Mali-T720-MP1 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB Internal storage and TF card support up to 128GB!

Blackview S6 also comes with support for dual SIM dual standby technology. The 3 colours that exist are Black, Gold and Silver. It even has support for speedy 4G data connection.

The camera on the front is a bit lower resolution than what I would like to see just 2.0MP lens. On rear it looks greater with 8.0MP + 0.3MP lens. One of the greater things with this device is the massive internal 4180mAh battery! But that also makes this unit super thick with 9.7mm thickness. Which for sure can be annoying if you are used to slim Apple and Samsung phones.

On the rear side you will find a standard fingerprint sensor. A great thing with this mobile phone is how the display on front really has slim bezels. It has 80% screen to body ratio and 18:9 aspect ratio. 282 pixels per inch!

Many of these more low cost Android phones are starting to bring out more fresh versions of Android like Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 8.0 Oreo. We are even starting to see cool things as Face ID unlock on cheaper Android mobiles. Which is good because it means everyone will have access to cool features your economic standing doesn’t matter.

I like how Blackview S6 still comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. If you are an old school person then I got good news it even packs FM Radio function. The mulit-touch will support up to 5 points!

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