Motorola Moto E5 New Smartphone!

Motorola has a new phone called Moto E5. This is a phone that cost the same amount as Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. So just an entry Android device.

Main specs: 5.0 inch Display, 720×1280 pixels, gorilla glass 3 screen protection, Latest Android 8.0 Oreo, Quad-core processor, microSD card expand up to 128GB, 32GB Internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 8MP Primary camera with F2.0 and 1.12 pixel size, 5MP secondary camera for selfies, rear fingerprint mounted sensor and 3000mAh battery!

Something that makes be a bit sad is too only see 2GB of RAM. It feels a bit too little for a smartphone 2018. Many phones at this price especially Chinese brands gives you 3 or 4GB of RAM. But these premium brands are still going with higher prices and worse specs. Because they can.

The colours this mobile comes in are Iron grey, Blush Gold and Oxford Blue. I don’t like how it’s using just microUSB 2.0 USB connector. Very outdated for 2018. We want Type C.

But nice how it still packs 3.5mm audio jack. No 1080p video just 720p which is very bad! Why can’t they pack 1080p? I sort of feels Motorola always try to give you worse specs than what it should be for the price that they are offering.

But some things are nice with this phone like that it packs a aluminium body. The Galaxy J5 2017 did that too and it felt super amazing and premium. Thankfully it has support for 4G LTE. I was afraid that it would miss out on that too.

Also the camera on the rear doesn’t protrude too much. But I wish that they made the top and bottom bezels smaller on front side. It would make it look more ready for 2018. What are the top things you want to see in 2018 smartphones? Any specific feature that you haven’t seen before?

Allview V3 Viper New Smartphone!

Allview V3 Viper is a new smartphone that recently got unveiled. It comes with a very cool edgy design.

Main specs: 5.5 inch Display, 720×1440 pixels, corning gorilla glass 3 screen protection, Android 8.0 Oreo, Mediatek MT6737 Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with Cortex-A53 cores, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, microSD card up to 256GB, 32GB Internal storage, 3GB of RAM, 13MP Primary camera and 13MP secondary!

Very nice how V3 Viper has great camera lens on both sides. This is also a phone that packs a fingerprint sensor with a rear mount side. The battery gives you 3000mAh which is a great amount for it’s low price.

The colours it comes in are Black, Silver and Gold. The USB connector is microUSB 2.0. I wish it came with Type-C connector. Bluetooth edition is version 4.2. Also there it would be nice with latest Bluetooth 5.0 version. It does pack an infrared port you might be able to control some devices because of that.

With camera doing videos it only packs 1080p at 30fps. No higher 2K or 4K video resolution. It’s a pretty slim phone just 8.1mm thickness and low 143 grams in weight. Also has option for hybrid dual SIM!

Other good things are that V3 Viper packs 4G LTE super fast data speeds. Great if you like fast internet on the go. The back side of this phone is very glossy. Even more than ZenFone 3. Might not be great for everyone. It will probably collect tons of fingerprints. But perhaps a case could solve that. It looks like it may be slippery to hold.

But fingerprint is nicely located at the rear center for easy reach. I think that many will buy it. But I’m curious if we are reaching the peak of phones and if phone purchase will slow down in the future because there will be no reason to upgrade when their device still works.

BLU Studio View XL New Smartphone!

BLU got a new phone which is being called Studio View XL. BLU is a brand that is releasing many phones under it’s name. Let’s go over the specs.

Main specs: 5.7 inch Display, 720×1440 pixels screen, IPS LCD type, Android 7.0 Nougat, Mediatek MT6580 Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with Cortex-A7 cores, microSD card support up to 64GB, 16GB Internal storage, 1GB of RAM, 13.0MP main camera, 5MP front facing camera and 3000mAh battery!

This is an entry Android smartphone. It even cost less than Xiaomi Redmi 5. It doesn’t come with a home button but just a front screen with 3 buttons built into the display. In terms of weight it’s fairly heavy with 174 grams but it makes sense since the large display. Pretty thick too with 9.3mm thickness.

You don’t get any 60fps 1080p recording or 4K resolution. The Bluetooth version is also just 4.0 not even 4.1 or 4.2. And microUSB 2.0 is being used as USB connector.

But it’s nice that it packs a fingerprint sensor. Something that most people is using 2018. Some advanced smartphone users have even started to use face unlock. I use that feature on my Galaxy S8 and works 90% of the time! Which is very impressive how technology is improving. I can even use it to login to websites.

The colours it comes in are Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver! Another great thing about the battery is that it’s a removable variant. Something that not even Samsung likes to put in their phones. Now they are moving more to back covers which you cannot remove. Probably they do it to make more money.

The battery will last for up to 625 hours in 3G standby and up to 16 hours talk time with 3G. Sadly this phone doesn’t seem to feature 4G which is a downside for most people.

I did a quick comparison a couple of months ago where I compared a Nokia 3310 vs. brand new high-end Samsung phone. It was quite fun to do!

SERVO 225 New Phone!

SERVO has a phone called 225. This is a feature phone with some basic specs. This is for someone who needs a spare phone. Great for travels.

Main specs: 2.4 inch Display, Dual SIM cards Dual Standby support, TF card support up to 32GB, 32MB of RAM, 32MB Internal storage, Single core processor, 0.3MP camera, Spreadtrum6531CA platform, 128×160 pixels and 1100mAh battery!

In terms of talk time on SERVO 225 you will get around 5-6 hours! The standby time is way longer with 72 hours. You get standard stuff which you expect like vibration for incoming calls or notifications. Bluetooth is inside.

You even get some entertainment with a MP3 player and Video player. Even support old technology like giving you a FM Radio. Other basic features on inside is Alarm clock, recorder, message, GPRS and WAP.

In thickness it’s a bit more than your standard phone. 11mm! The weight is around 20 grams more than a mini card phone. The weight is 80 grams.

It comes in three different colours Grey, Brown and Gold! The camera gives you a bit of a surprise when you realize it features Dual LED flash! Something we usually never see in a feature phone! I like how it’s a camera that doesn’t protrude like the iPhone 7 Plus rear camera.

This phone is using a zinc alloy paint shell to create a nice beauty effect in various colours. I wish it came with a front facing camera as well. Because people love taking selfies. It may come with some basic games or may not. At least it’s good to know that this phone is not running Android. So you will not get a huge store with apps available.

I like how SERVO 225 comes with earphones! Many expensive smartphones doesn’t even pack that thing anymore. Which I find pretty annoying.

I done some interesting stuff for people that want to see the inside of a basic phone. I took apart the Nokia 3310 which was a phone that came out in year 2000. Amazing that these phones still works!

Lenovo Moto Z New Smartphone!

Lenovo has a new smartphone which is being called Moto Z. This phone has a unique design on the rear camera lens. Let’s dive into the features and specs.

Main stuff: 5.5 inch Display, AMOLED touch screen, 2560×1440 pixels, 535 pixels per inch, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Snapdragon 820 Chipset, Quad-core processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 64GB Internal storage, 4GB of RAM, TF card support up to 2TB, Black colour and 4G LTE!

Very impressive the large MicroSD card you could use in this Moto Z! This is also a Dual SIM Dual Standby smartphone! In terms of listening to audio you have to use the Type-C port. You also get the Moto Mods connector.

In terms of rear camera you have a 13.0MP sensor with F.1.8 aperture and 1.12um pixel size! Optical image stabilize on board of course. But there is a ton of other specs as well because the camera is one of the main things: Shutter lag, colour correlated, Professional mode, Quick capture, Best shot, Scan barcode, QR codes, 8X digital zoom, burst mode, night mode, panorama, video stabilize, tap to focus, 1080p video at 60fps, 4K at 30 fps and slow motion!

Wow that was a lot you could do with rear camera! The front selfie is a bit lower in megapixel. It comes with a 5MP sensor and F2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, 1.4um pixel size, low light and Beauty software!

In terms of security we see the mobile comes with a fingerprint sensor. You can do mobile payments with the NFC technology. Something that is being used at more places.

You can’t remove the battery on Moto Z and it has just 2600mAh. Which sounds a bit low for a 2018 phone. Most phones tend to have at least 3000mAh. 136 grams in weight and just 5.19mm thickness. Yes I had to read that twice. It may be wrong. Because it sounds too slim!

I usually don’t buy so many Motorola devices because I find them pretty boring. But I did buy the Motorola Moto G5 a few months ago and compared it to Samsung’s latest Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 smartphone!