Consumer reports are now coming out saying that it’s wiser to buy Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 instead of brand new iPhone X. iPhone X which is Apple’s latest high-end premium device costing around 1000 euros. Consumer reports is a company famous for testing the latest devices to find out which phone is the best.
The main thing that was bad with the iPhone X was it’s poor battery life. Samsung phones was performing way better in this area. I just wish Samsung would have kept the removable battery option. Even the iPhone 8 Plus had a longer battery life than iPhone X but just a few hours. Compared to Samsung. Samsung phones have many more hours of phone enjoyment!
The problem for Apple phone users is that it’s usually hard for them to make a full switch to Android. Because Apple builds an ecosystem of their products where it would complicate things if you just 1 day decided to go full Android. It would especially be more annoying to sync up your device with an Apple computer.
In terms of testing they noticed that iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is more durable in drop test. And that iPhone X would have come out on top if it wasn’t for this category.
The main issue with iPhone X is the glass back which failed consumer reports tumble test where they drop a phone 50 to 100 times. This made the glass back break and create green lines on front display.
The two main thing they loved with the iPhone X was the display and the superb camera. The iPhone X also has an all-screen display which looks a bit more beautiful than the basic front on Galaxy Note 8. But iPhone X also doesn’t come with a stylus which can be a bit boring.
Today I want to talk about a very cool fast wireless charger I found! It’s a wireless charger that comes on a nice desktop stand. You can put your iPhone X / iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 on it! As you may know the latest iPhones supports wireless charging. Let’s have a look at the specs here.
Specs: Qi Tech, 2 Coils, Wireless, 10W working power, Aluminium alloy material + PC + Anti-slipped pad, Silver colour, 9V1.67A / 5V2A Input, 9V1.2A / 5V1A Output, 5mm Working distance and 132x90x70mm in size.
You can see that this desktop stand has a pretty standard modern design! It takes around 2.5 hours for a full charge! My Samsung Galaxy S8 takes around 1,5 hours charging when it’s with standard fast charge cable. And if I turn off the phone it will take around 50 minutes.
So this one will take around 3x as long as a turned off phone. This may not be the best solution for most people but if you just need a tiny charge when you just don’t use your phone then it’s a great idea with a charging stand like this.
It also has nice built-in protection for things like short-circuit. The stand definitely have a iMac/MacBook aluminium design feel so will look great with Apple devices.
Another great thing with this stand is how you can put phone in both landscape and portrait modes. Good if you want to watch a movie! It’s compatible with the latest high end Samsung phones down to Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge. The visual-angle is made with ergonomics in mind.
The cable on the back of the stand may look a bit ugly and might be hard to hide on a slim desk. I think most people that doesn’t even have a wireless charging phone can enjoy this desktop phone stand!
IPITAKA sent me their Samsung Galaxy S8 case. It’s the S8 MagCase. This is a super slim and thin case that is using the material Aramid. It’s not plastic or metal. It has been used in supercars, aerospace and in aircrafts. It’s a material that is very durable five times stronger than steel.
I like how easy it is to put on this case. And how it feels like you don’t even wear a case. This is a good case for Samsung Galaxy S8 because it will protect the glass back. Also it makes your device feel more premium. And you still have a good grip on the phone. The case also doesn’t cover Galaxy S8’s beautiful curve.
It also has a metal plate built into the case. So it’s compatible with the PITAKA MagMount that works in a car. You can also still wireless charge the phone. There is also a great grip which doesn’t feel too slippery.
And it’s scratch resistant, zero signal interference and it protect the back camera lens when you place the phone down on table. So the lens doesn’t touch the surface. The pattern also looks great on the phone! I really like the S8 MagCase it’s my new favourite case for Galaxy S8!
Today I want to review the game Final Fantasy 3 by Square Enix. This game was one of the first I bought for my Nintendo DS Lite in 2007. And now they have made it into an Android game you can download from the Google Play Store!
This game starts off with you being a character falling down into a cave in fantasy world. You instantly get attacked by various monsters and learn you need to fight to gain experience and to survive.
This game has great music already from the beginning. In the first cave you both find chests and secret rocks. You tap on items to activate them. In one chest at the beginning it contained a longsword. Sometimes chest’s contains other things like potion that you can use to heal your character. You use a virtual joystick to move around the character with ease.
The battles against monsters will attack automatic inside the cave when you are walking around. In battle you have 3 options. Attack, Magic and Guard. You can also run away from the battle!
In the right bottom corner you see your health bar. The goblin monsters you will attack at the beginning of the game are fairly easy to win over. When you win you gain Gil & EXP. And sometimes your job level increase!
Up in the top right corner of the screen you have your main menu. In here you can see different menus: Item, Magic, Equipment, Status, Formation, Job, Config, Quicksave, Save. The amount of Gil you have. And your full party. Which can include 3 others so 4 in total. Your starting job is Freelancer and on Level 1. HP and MP you can also see. Which is for health and magic powers.
In the items page you can see how powerful each item is in various categories like Defence and Attack. You can go in and equip your player with new items you find. You can carry a tool in right hand and left hand for attack. For Defence you can have protection items on head, body and arms.
The status page is good when you wanna see how much EXP it takes to level up to the next level. Also it only seems to show when you will level up your player and that the job level it levels up kind of random.
Outside of Attack and Defence you have deeper modes as Magic Defence. And Strength, Agility, Vitality, Intellect and Mind that you can level up!
I like the graphics in this game. How they move the camera when it’s in battle time from a top view to a closer behind the player view. It makes the game feel modern even when it’s older. I also like how there is no in-app purchase options. You can also save the game to the cloud.
You will sometimes meet bosses which will be harder to defeat. One of the first bosses you will meet is a giant turtle. If you lose the game and no save then there is complete game over and you have to restart again.
It will take some time to level up in this game. And a lot of same training. But that’s what makes you appreciate it more. That you have to work hard for progress. And the cloud saving works great on Android.
Your goal in the game is to spread light in the world. The Crystal came to you and told you was the chosen one. And the elders from the city says you are the chosen one too. The Crystal doesn’t want the world to fully become just darkness. You have to seek out other light people to help you on your journey.
The challenges in this game reminds me about life’s real world challenges. With constant training in this game. It’s kind of like real life. Everyday there are new struggles and challenges we have to overcome. Quite inspiring to be honest.
Outside of the cave when you win against the turtle you are back up on land. Where you can find ton’s of worlds and people to explore. And cities with stores where you can buy various items for protection and attack. For example I noticed you can’t use a bow and longsword at the same time. But two longswords are fine.
In the forrest out in the world you will encounter a ton of new monsters. Each time your job level goes up your attacks seems to become stronger. What makes the game fun is sometimes you have to figure out stuff yourself. By hearing clues from the people you talk to. You slowly get guided into the right direction. Sometimes you miss something and have to go back and try to solve it. It’s fun.
You quickly gain the option to expand the party with 2 more people and you need to find a mysterious ring to heal a lot of people that has turned sick. You will be using a flying ship and go on travels in harder caves where you need to train with your party to level them up. Meeting harder monsters.
This is a highly fun game with amazing music and storymode.But it will take a lot of time and energy to really go deep in this and make progress.And the game can be frustrating if you want to do fast progress. Because level up will take a lot of effort inside this game.
Gameplay performance is great on Samsung Galaxy S8, just some minor slow downs but nothing too serious. There are a bunch of other Square Enix Final Fantasy game’s available in the Google Play store as well as the iTunes App store for iPhones and iPads. Many with high quality ratings.
The menus in the game are super easy to understand what they do. Many new games are very confusing in the game system. Not this. And it’s pretty easy to know sort of where you should go in the game. But it at the same time keeps up a nice story mode and gives you many surprises that draws you into the game and want to keep playing.
If you ever wanted a cool Android wallpaper and like space this app is pretty cool! It’s called Solar System HD Deluxe.
It will make you be able to have planets in the background as a wallpaper or on your lock screen. You can select between a wide range of Settings. Planet, Star System, Starfield & Stardust.
You can also select if you want an Asteroid field. But this will require a more high end device like Samsung Galaxy S8 or OnePlus 5. Both having the Snapdragon 835 processor. Also if a planet has satellites you can select to enable them too. You also have an option to glow up the planet. And then you have an option for big stars in the background.
My first impressions using this one on my Samsung Galaxy S8 was amazing. Super good performance and smooth. You might have a different experience on a slower device. You need a gyroscope on your phone to be able to use this app if you want it to move around in hand.
In the planet scene you have these different options to choose between. None, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also some bonus options available: Twin Stars, Nox, Orpheus and Magma. Of course earth is my favorite! Seeing our little planet from a space view with the globe spinning around is powerful! My favorite thing with this app is the HD super high quality textures that is being used. And when you pick up the phone it is using the gyroscope to move the scene around!
The Sun is a good scene selection when you wanna have something super bright as a wallpaper. It really does shine up magically and it looks like the sun texture is lovely made so it looks like the sun really is burning!
Venus looks a bit yellow and brown. More easier to the eye than the sun.
Mars looks very red and black. You can also see a planet a bit in the background with the Mars scene.
Saturn looks amazingly yellow and you can see it with it’s beautiful rings. It kinda reminds me about a discoball!
Uranus looks wonderfully blue. It also has it’s blue and light white rings. This one you have to tilt your phone to the side to see because the rings are in a horizontal position!
Neptune’s scene has even more amazing blue color reminds me about Mars but a blue one. Very amazing shades of blue in this one!
Pluto looks very grey.
The bonus Twin Stars features two glowing planets. One the sun and another further away shining white and blue! Nox bonus has a very strange set of colors. I leave it up to you to have a look at yourself!
Orpheus looks very futuristic like. Kind of sounds like an ancient greek planet name and it looks like a new Utopian earth planet!
Maybe Elon Musk should try to find a magical planet like this!
And then we come to the most amazing bonus of all! The Magma planet! Wow wow wow! This one reminds me about planet Mars but this one is way more darker and badass in the red color! Looks like a dark side planet! I love it so much with it’s shade of bright lava red and darker black colors.
So that was a quick review of the planet scene system you can select between.
Next you can select between Star System’s! These you can pick between: None, Crimson Nebula, Azure Galaxy, Golden Galaxy and Milky Way Galaxy.
Crimson Nebula has a futuristic look to it, different shades of blue and dark pink in the background.
Azure Galaxy is a bit similar but with more light stars in the background giving a bright shade of white.
Golden Galaxy is beautiful with lots of bright shining gold colors! It looks like paradise! A very beautiful texture here.
Milky way has tons of circles spinning with stars on them. Very beautiful colors of blue and bright white in the middle. And you also see super many stars all over the place!
I have been mentioning that the Star System was very blue at the top a lot… But you can tweak this! With the Starfield setting you can select between these colors. The blue is the default. The other ones are: Simple, Orange, Green and Dark! I do get a feeling that many of you will switch to dark!
You can also go in and tweak Stardust if you want it calm or boiling. To be honest at a quick glance I didn’t notice a major difference.
You also have some other options. You can select between various focus distances. I didn’t notice a big difference for me. But my favorite tweak here is you can select distance! The default is close to planet. You can change it too Very far or Far. So you can see the full planet in it’s glory! You can also select how much you want the camera to move while you move around the phone. And select movement radius. Again I really enjoy how it has so many options for tweaking the experience.
You also have the options to save battery by limiting the FPS. These are the options: 5, 15, 30, 60 FPS and MAX. Max is for the users who charge their phone 15x a day! You can also select low resolution textures to save even more battery if you feel it’s draining your battery life. But it probably doesn’t drain it as much as the Facebook mobile app!
You can also disable the gyroscope if you want the background to be more fixed but still work in a live wallpaper way.
Overall I am very glad to see the quality of this app. And I highly recommend it if you like space. And wanna see planets on your home screen’s or lock screen. I bet your friends will be impressed. If you have a high end phone that can handle the app.
Some future ideas for the app maybe would be more close up on planet earth! So you can see custom countries more close up! Or amazing views closeup that exists on planet earth. I look forward to all future developments. Here is a link to the app one more time!
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