A Great iPhone X Wireless Charger Stand!

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!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone X – Specs Comparison!

Today I want to compare the specs on two high-end phones here late 2017. The first one is from Samsung their latest phone in their phablet Note series, the Note 8. The second phone is Apple’s latest high-end flagship premium device the bezel-less iPhone X.

First of all we have the display type both are running with Super AMOLED display’s. Which creates a super vibrant colour experience. Apple in the past have used LCD but finally decided to switch it up. The display is a bit larger on Note 8 6.3 vs. 5.8 on iPhone X. And both have very high pixel density but Note 8 has 63 pixels per inch more.

Not something that will make a difference when you watch the displays but still cool. There is also a chance here that Note 8’s screen will be more durable because it comes with Gorilla Glass 5 while the iPhone only states scratch resistant glass. But because the iPhone display is smaller in size it might make it stronger at the center still.

The Note phone has the cool always on display which is something the iPhone lacks. We can summarise the displays here that there won’t be much difference. On the other hand I think screen burn is higher possibility with the Note phone because that happened with my Galaxy S8.

Both phones have good water resistance IP68 on Note and IP67 on iPhone. Not a big difference between the two. On the other hand the Note phone comes with a Stylus. This will definitely add a unique artistic experience that the iPhone will lack. The iPhone will be around 20 grams lighter.

What’s interesting here also is how Note phone comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on the back as well for protection. But from my experience that one cracked easily from a 3 meter drop. The iPhone doesn’t state any glass protection on the back so it might break as much as iPhone 4 and 4S did.

iPhone X comes with Apple’s latest iOS 11 software which brings some large redesigns from iOS 10. And Note 8 comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Which is not even the latest version of Android now when we have redesigned Android 8.0 Oreo out which is sad. Android users still have to suffer and get slow updates.

iPhone X use their A11 Bionic chipset with hexa-core 2x monsoon and 4x mistral processor setup. And Apple three-core graphics GPU. While Note 8 use same processor as S8 did, Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 with octa-core processor. With Mali-G71/Adreno 540 GPU. Based on what we have seen from performance test there we can see the iPhone X crushes Note 8 and can render 4K video at least 4 times faster. Which is super impressive.

A big plus with Note 8 is how it has a card slot so you can expand memory up to 256GB. It also comes with 6GB of RAM which is twice as much as the tiny 3GB you get in iPhone X.

Both phones comes with Dual 12MP rear camera with similar specs. Things like 2x optical zoom and OIS. On the other hand iPhone comes with quad LED and Note 8 just dual LED. Front facing camera on Note 8MP and iPhone 7MP. Again not a massive difference.

A big thing I think here is that you get fingerprint sensor on Note 8 and on iPhone X they removed Touch ID so you can only use Face ID. Of course Samsung also has face recognition in their latest high-end phones that works fast. Both phones also comes with wireless charging. Both also comes with non-removable battery.

Why I think Note 8 is winner is because micro SD card option, Stylus, Bigger screen, More Ram, Always-on Display, USB 3.1 instead of 3.0, Samsung Desktop Experience and Fingerprint Scanner.

Why I think Apple iPhone X is winner: More powerful processor, will be more lag free, better support, will last for at least 5 years, less bezel on front side and better proven app store.

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Cool iPhone X Spigen Slim Armor Case!

Apple’s new high end phone is not available for purchase as of now but will be out soon. But you can already buy cases for the iPhone X. Spigen brand are out with some quality cases. One of them is the Slim Armor CS case!

It comes with: Dual layer protection, air cushion technology, exterior card slot for 2 cards, shock-absorbing TPU interior + polycarbonate exterior, minimal design and sleek appearance.

Slim Armor CS comes in the colour: Gunmetal, Black and Blush Gold. Some of these cases will only be available in October! That you can have two cards on back of the case is the coolest thing. But bad if your phone would get stolen! Of course you can also put money in the back. And most people have more than two cards so may not be best use for it. But for other small notes sure!

The new iPhone X OLED comes with new traffic light design on camera, this case makes great cutouts for it. Hopefully the tray will have a long lasting life. I have had some problems with some cases with sliders. Sometimes they are hard to open up!

The inside of the tray has a dotted patterned look. You can also see the Spigen logo on the slider door. And on the inside you can read the Slim Armor CS text. Slim Armor also has nice cutouts for the mute switch. And a softer layer for the buttons it looks like.

I probably won’t check out the iPhone X anytime soon. I have heard it will cost 1000 euro for now. Which is way too much for me! And it seems like the iPhone X may be delayed until 2018 for many people. I will try to get the iPhone 8 as quickly as possible. Do you like this case?

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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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