Apple Unveils The New iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus!

Apple has today unveiled three new iPhone. I already have talked about the previous iPhone X which is the most high-end new iPhone with a brand new design for the front.

Let’s talk about the new iPhone 8. The first thing that is a major change is how Apple is going back to a glass design and aluminium frame on both new iPhone 8. And we talk about a full glass back here just as with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Yes that one who did break a lot! On the other hand Apple say this is having the most durable glass protection in a smartphone. Let’s see if that’s true…

It also features Apple’s latest A11 Bionic chipset, 64-Bit six-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and two performance cores. The GPU for gaming and other graphic intense work is 30% faster than the A10.

You also on the back have the new 12 MP sensor and OIS on standard iPhone 8. It doesn’t sport a new camera design as on the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 Plus get a new Dual 12 MP sensor with f/1.8 and f/2.4. There is also some new filters included. New iPhone 8 also supports 1080p video slow motion record at 240 fps.

Stereo speakers 25% louder than the iPhone 7. Wireless charging also supported with Qi charging standard.

You can start to pre-order the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on September 15 and on sale will begin on September 22. Colours will be Space Gray, Gold and Silver. 64GB or 256GB will be available. And the iPhone 8 will only start at $699 which is good news. The 8 Plus starts at $799.

So will be iPhone 8 be worth it if you have a iPhone 7? Not really from what I can see. An annoying glass back that can break at anytime, wireless charging that nobody will use, maybe an updated camera but is it really that much better, at least you still have a Touch ID on iPhone 8 still left. In iPhone X they completely removed it!

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Apple Unveil New iPhone X!

Apple has finally made the new iPhones for 2017 official. It’s called both iPhone 8 and iPhone X. In this post I will cover the iPhone X.  It has a more bezel-less design. Bigger screen and it now comes with a glass back. Something we seen in Samsung phones for years. But Apple stopped doing that with the iPhone 6.

The specs it comes with are a 5.8″ 2436 x 1125 resolution OLED Super Retina Display, Dust and waster resistant phone, Wireless charging, Facial Recognition. The display bends where the earpiece is at the top so it has a bit unique design. And it doesn’t go 100% to the edges you still have a black border. But there is no longer a home button!

It will come with Apple’s A11 chipset that has a 6 core setup. 2 cores for heavy lifting and 4 cores for more relaxing tasks. And it will surely be able to compete against Snapdragon 835 smartphones on the Android platform!

At the top on the X phone you have different useful things: Infrared camera, Flood illuminator, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Speaker, Microphone, Front camera and Dot projector.

Just because the new iPhone no longer have a home button that means it doesn’t have the TouchID fingerprint sensor no more. But the Face ID should be really safe but I get annoyed by this. Since fingerprint unlock is my favourite method of unlocking my device.

 

It also comes with an improved dual rear camera that now is turned side ways like a traffic light. Which many won’t enjoy. It will have 2x optical zoom. Apple also come out with something called animoji. Which is animated emojis.

The iPhone X will be super expensive and start at $999 and be coming in both 64GB and 256GB variant. What do you think about this iPhone? I really don’t like how expensive phones are becoming these days. Both Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X are super expensive!

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You Can Now Buy The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max!

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max is finally available to buy both on Amazon and on Newegg. So what is the big deal with this phone?

It first comes with a 5.5″ 1280 x 720 HD 400 nits display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, unlocked and Dual SIM! But the best part comes with the massive battery: 5,000 mAh. The micro SD card supports up to 256GB card.

The processor ZenFone 4 comes with is Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor. The rear camera is dual 13MP/5MP. With 120 degree wide viewing angle option available. The front facing camera is 8MP, something that we have seen more and more going up from 5MP.

The cool thing with this phone is how you can impress your friends with the reverse charging functionality. You can charge their phone with yours!

ZenFone did release a ZenFone 3 Max phone but that one only had 4,100 mAh battery, this one got 900 mAh more! Also in the past they have released the ZenFone Max with 5,000 mAh. But it didn’t have as impressive design as this one have.

Other cool things you get with this smartphone is the fast front facing PixelMaster camera which focuses in just 0.03 seconds, and the camera software contains 8 different camera modes.

The phone got a back and multitasking button below the screen. As well as a home button. Something we have seen is starting to be removed more and more in smartphones. Including Apple iPhones!

I want to see more phone companies give us larger batteries like ASUS is giving us over here. I want at least 4,000 mAh in Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone 9 next year 2018! Because it’s a major issue with todays phones how they barely can last a day without charging. Should be at least 2 days. Do you like the large battery in ZenFone 4?

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New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Is Official!

Xiaomi has unveiled a successor to the first Mi Mix smartphone. This one is called the Mi Mix 2.

The screen is 5.99-inch big, resolution is 2160 x 1080 18:9 aspect ratio. It features a bezel-less clean design. It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage variants and 12MP f/2.0 rear camera with OIS.

The battery is 3,400 mAh which is even higher than Galaxy Note 8 that comes with only 3,200 mAh. Ceramic design on the back with a aluminium frame. There is also a full ceramic special edition which is more expensive and more fingerprint friendly.

4GB RAM with 64GB storage will cost $510, 6GB RAM 128GB will cost $550 and 256GB will cost $615. A limited edition will cost $720 and be in white or black with 8GB of RAM.

One major difference this time around is how this device will be easier to use because the original Mi Mix featured a 6.4″ display. At the bottom on Mi Mix you get a front facing camera is features a black coating to hide it and make it fit in more. At the top you have earpiece speaker that should work better than the original Mi Mix variant.

This phone doesn’t come with protection against water and dust as we have seen in Galaxy S8. Also it doesn’t come with a headphone jack which is sad. It’s running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 software on top that looks a bit like iOS. Very beautiful theme with pretty icons. Not as boring as stock Android 7.0. Google is making progress in Android 8.0 Oreo which looks more attractive to use.

This phone doesn’t have any magical new thing that wows us. But it seems to be a decent upgrade from the original Mi Mix. And it will probably be able to compete against both the Note 8 and OLED iPhone 8 because of it’s lower price-range. Do you like this phone?

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NEW Nokia 8 Available In Germany & Australia!

You can now buy Nokia’s brand new high-end smartphone from Europe. This was a phone that just got announced last month in August. It’s the most high end Nokia phone for this year so far. Nokia 8 is available here at Amazon Germany!

Some of the specs include 5.3″ IPS LCD 1440×2560 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, it’s also has an Always-on display. Same feature that we seen on Samsung devices. The body is dust and splash resistant with IP54 certification. It weights 160g. The operating system is not Android 8.0 Oreo but earlier Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The chipset in Nokia 8 is qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, an Octa-core CPU with 4×2.5 GHz Kryo and 4×1.8GHz Kryo. The GPU is Adreno 540. This is standard specs for a high end phone 2017. The internal storage is 64GB + 4GB of RAM. It also has a microSD card slot available up to 256GB support.

The rear camera is Dual 13 MP f/2.0. It can record 2160p video at 30fps. The front facing camera is also 13MP f/2.0. It also features latest Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 1.0. The battery is 3,090mAh. Which is almost as much mAh as Galaxy Note 8 has.

My favourite thing with this new HMD Global Nokia phone is the low price! It’s way better pricing than what both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 will cost.

It will be the perfect choice for someone who wants a high end premium phone with good brand but not pay a fortune. Good job HMD. The 4 colours it’s available in are tempered blue, polished blue, steel and polished copper. Which is your favourite?

I think I will try to get this device when I can. I bought the Nokia 3 and really enjoyed the premium quality that low cost device had. So I expect this Nokia 8 will feel even better! There are also some other new Nokia phones you might wanna check out.

2017 is the year the Nokia brand comes back big! And finally it’s using the right OS, Android and not Windows Phone! Here is the link to Nokia 8 in Australia!

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