Xiaomi Black Shark New Smartphone!

Xiaomi is creating a brand new gaming Android smartphone. It’s called the Xiaomi Black Shark.

Main specs: 5.99” Display with 1080x2160p resolution screen, IPS LCD Type, Android 8.0 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core processor with 4×2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4×1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver, Adreno 630 GPU, Dual 12MP Camera, 20MP Secondary camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 Type-C on-board and Non-removable 4000mAh Battery!

The first thing I enjoy with this Xiaomi phone is the unique gaming design. On the front side it looks like a mix between a Samsung and an Apple phone. Because it has that nice rounded feel to it. But on the back it truly stands out. Reminds me about Racer’s gaming products. It has a Green and Gray theme over it.

It’s a pretty thick phone with 9.3mm thickness and 190 grams weight. The fingerprint sensor is mounted inside the front home button. This phone will come around a mid-range price level with starting price of 450 euros. Which is around the same price as Galaxy A5 2017 phone.

One sad part is that it doesn’t come with 3.5mm earphone port. So you have to use wireless earphones. The internal memory is 128GB with 8GB of RAM. Or 64GB with 6GB of RAM. There is no Card slot sadly. Something I think all phones should have 2018.

I enjoy the 4000mAh battery but would have preferred if they fixed 5000mAh at least. Since DOOGEE can give you that amount of juice in even cheaper devices I don’t understand why Xiaomi can’t.

The UI that Xiaomi is using is being called JOY UI. Which is just a custom launcher on top of regular Android. Hopefully they have done a good job with the integrated liquid cooling system to keep the CPU temperatures lower than on a Samsung Galaxy S9. Many Android phones suffers from becoming very hot while you are playing graphics heavy games.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Huawei P20 Pro Specs Comparison!

Today I want to compare Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Huawei P20 Pro. Both these two phone brands are my favourites. The first thing that is different in terms of design perspective is that the P20 Pro comes with an iPhone X notch at the top. Something many people dislike. This is a notch that many Android phone companies have started to copy and we may see an LG phone and OnePlus phone also come with a notch.

An interesting difference here is how the S9 comes with new Bluetooth 5.0 while the P20 Pro only has 4.2. This may be important to know if you listen to wireless sound with Bluetooth earphones since 5.0 has some nice improvements in technology.

Another major difference is P20 Pro comes with 4000mAh battery and S9 with only 3000mAh! This is something Samsung has been struggling with as of late. After the Note 7 fiasco with battery issues it feels like they are going the safe path by giving you less mAh just to be on the safe side. But people want a lot of mAh so their phone last a very long time.

A nice thing with the Galaxy S9 is how it gives you microSD card option to expand memory all the way up to 400GB. The Huawei phone has no option to expand memory.

A big difference between these two phones is how the Huawei phone comes with a triple camera on rear side. This is something that we have never seen in the past. 2017 was the big year for dual rear cameras. Perhaps 2018 will be the year of triple real cameras.

The secondary camera on Huawei P20 Pro comes with 24MP sensor while the S9 only has 8MP secondary camera. A bad thing with P20 is how it has no 3.5mm audio jack. The S9 comes with an earphone jack! Great for people that listen to stuff with wired earphones.

It seems like the Galaxy S9 gives you some extra screen protection with Gorilla Glass 5. My Huawei Mate 9 it’s screen broke very easy when I accidentally dropped it. So it seems like Huawei phones got lots of stuff to work on to make them stronger in the future.

In terms of display size it’s a bit bigger on the P20 Pro with 6.1” display the Galaxy S9 comes with 5.8” display. And S9 is then also a little bit lighter to hold in the hand. But many people would prefer a little bit heavier phone to get that premium phone feel experience. Both these phones have water resistance. But the Huawei phones is a bit slimmer which is a big deal for many.

Another problem with the Samsung phone is that the fingerprint sensor is still located too close to the rear camera. This has been a big problem on the Galaxy S8. It also has a design that isn’t rounded so it feels too small. Both the phones run latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS. And they both have Octa-core processor and very similar GPUs so gaming performance should be very identical.

To summarise: It mostly comes down to what brand you are most comfortable with using. And what design you prefer the most since the specs is very high end on both devices. Many Apple users will probably think you are an iPhone X fanboy if you buy the Huawei P20 Pro.

I wish both of these phones came with a built in stylus like Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has also a very useful Always-on-display that is super useful. Not sure if the Huawei phone comes with that. Could also be good to know that the P20 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and Galaxy S9 only with 4GB.

It also seems like the P20 Pro phone has a home button at the bottom. It seems to be a real hardware button. Something that many people enjoy to have on front. Especially in these days when more companies are removing that feature.

The price is around the same for these two phones. Huawei is the new Apple I feel since they are very hungry and making gains fast in the phone world. And they produce quality phones compare to boring HTC, Sony and LG!

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Best Android/iOS Online Shopping App 2018!

AliExpress is a very cool shopping app that you can get to your phone. The cool thing with this company behind the app is that it truly has everything!

Some of the main categories that exist are clothes for men and women, beauty and health products, cellphones, computers, consumer electronics, furniture, home appliances, toys, shoes and watches! As you can see this app is a little bit like the Amazon app! They truly cover most of the key areas that people find the most exciting.

Another very nice thing is that they offer coins and coupons to get amazing deals. First you have a daily coin feature that reward you for every check in. Then you have the options of being able to win coins by playing fun games. These coins can then later be traded to products or coupons.

There is also a freebies section where you can get free product to then be able to review. Although at the moment it looks a bit silly since there is thousands of requests per item and only a few units being sent out so you will probably not win but at least it’s nice they give you the opportunity to win.

There is also a zone in AliExpress  app which is being called the Fan Zone where you can see influencers and their favourite products! This is great if you are a blogger and want to get on-board to get free review samples! They have a section called star bloggers where you can end up in if you do a great job!

Another amazing thing that you can do is image search. So you can take a photo of something and it will search the store for that product. I tried with my cup and it worked! This is amazing since it makes shopping so much more fun and easy!

Another thing that I find very cool with this AliExpress shopping app is the share feature. After you made a first order then you can use share feature which allows you to share other items and get over 10% commission! This is way higher than many other websites will give you! And you can see the click and order stats right in the app!

When you open up the app there is also a section that is called Flash Deals. This let’s you quickly see great products where the price has been cut down!

There is also an inspiration section in these categories: Tech, Fashion, Kids, Beauty, Home and Hair. Great if you are bored but want to buy something but needs to be inspired first.

The key feature that I like with this app is that they are creating a community aspect around shopping so they are making it more engaging and social. You can clearly see how they have put work into this app. You can see that they care about making a great experience.

Another thing that is nice is how it keeps loading up new products if you keep scrolling down. Just as YouTube does! So no need for any complicated search. Eventually with Machine Learning and AI it will probably just keep getting more intelligent to find out what you may want for the moment. You also have a built in message feature and you can leave app suggestions!

Another feature is wish list. Just as Amazon have. If there is a cool product that you want to save for later just use this! What do you think about the AliExpress shopping app? It’s my new favourite shopping app!

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Top 1 Android Game April 2018 Samsung Galaxy S8 Gameplay Review!

1LINE is currently the most downloaded Android Play Store game. This is a puzzle game. You draw 1 line and you need to connect all the dots with it.

This game is already a bit hard at the beginning. Just like other puzzle games this requires some thinking. Other games like Angry Birds is a bit easier to get into since you only aim and shoot. This requires thinking. Surely this will improve your brain skills when it comes to coming up with solutions quick.

The amount of levels in 1LINE that exist are 10 but they also included 500 stages in total. You can also get hints for how to clear various stages. This is good if you feel that the game is too difficult. Then you have some special lines that will make you having to use your imagination to solve the puzzle!

The shapes the stages comes in is a bit fascinating. It’s very creative I would say. The graphics in the game is also great looking. The sound in the background is also very relaxing. Just as other Android games this one have a built in leaderboard. They also have a recommend section where they show you other awesome apps that are very similar that you may be interested in.

People in the comment section say that 1LINE is a quite addictive experience. Games like this reminds me a little bit about AdVenture Capitalist. Which also is very addicting.

Games will just improve as we move further into the future. And people will have a harder time to try to stay away from them. But we are also now going to implement cryptocurrency in new games which means you will be able to earn currency that you later could go trade to Fiat currency.

I’m really looking forward to see what will happen with games in the future especially in the virtual reality space.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Coca-Cola Durability Test!

In this video I tested to see how the Samsung Galaxy S6 would perform if I poured Coca-cola on top of it! What’s interesting with the Galaxy S6 was that it’s not a water resistant phone.

Samsung did gave us water resistance with Galaxy S5 somewhat. The S5 wasn’t fully water resistant because you could remove the back side and if you wasn’t careful enough then it could get soaked on the inside with fluids.

Then with Samsung Galaxy S7 we got water resistance back again fully. The only main downside with many of Samsung’s phone that has water resistance is that they still get problem with the audio jack that can complain that it needs to be dry hours later. It can be very annoying and they should fix that. For example Apple iPhone’s never have that problem.

I will probably do more Cola test in the future on phones. But it does seem like more phones are getting permanent water resistance so it probably won’t be that fun to try it in the future if it will always survive. Need to come up with something different!

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