Sunday, 28 May 2017

Top 8 Android Smartphones With Massive Storage Space

Smartphone manufacturers are stepping up their game and adding more storage to their devices. Most of the devices with high storage space come along with massive RAM Capacities.


You can also check my post about the Fastest Octa-Core Android Smartphones

I made a post on nairaland about the fastest Octa-Core and many people said that a particular device was missing

The Xiaomi Mi 6

. Well this list is just one of several lists. If you feel I missed something please kindly let me know. Sometimes I tend to act like a Maverick. hehehe.. It's part of me. Now we're done here. You may now go down to the list




1 Xiaomi Mi 6.

The Mi 6 features a full-HD IPS 5.15-inch display (1080 x 1920 pixels (428 ppi) ) . Like most new flagship devices, The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with the latest octa-core Qualcomm (MSM8998) Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

The phone also comes in 2 variants. One with 64GB and another with 128GB of internal storage. The Mi 6 runs on Xiaomi’s OS - MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). One of it's selling points is its dual rear 12MP camera setup (27mm, f/1.8, OIS 4-axis & 52mm, f/2.6), while the front camera has 8MP, (1080p). Keeping the lights on is a 3350 mAH battery ( supports Quick Charge 3).
Price - $450.



2. HTC U11

This device comes with Super LCD5 5.5-inch QHD display ( 1440 x 2560 pixels) (534 ppi). Under the hood is the (MSM8998) Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 540 GPU. HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s HTC Sense skin on top. The variant with 6GB of RAM comes with 128GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). The HTC U11 packs a 12MP (Sony IMX362) sensor at the back and a 16MP (IMX351) sensor over at the front. The phone is powered by a 3000 mAH battery (Quick Charge 3.0.)

Price - $840



Image Credit - Phone Arena
3. Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)

This phone sports an AMOLED Full HD 5.15-inch display ( 1080 x 1920 pixels) (401 ppi). It's powered by a Qualcomm (MSM8953) Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU with 4GB of RAM. It comes in 3 variants (32/64/128GB) which can be expanded to 256GB. The Zenfone 3 Zoom runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Asus ZenUI 3.0 on top. It also sports a Dual 12MP primary camera setup and a 13MP shooter on the front. Keeping the lights on is a massive 5000 mAH battery .

Price - $615.



4. Huawei P10 Plus

The phone comes with the latest Kirin 960 2.4GHz octa-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB). It comes with a 5.5-inch QHD IPS display (2560 × 1440) (540 ppi). It also comes with a dual camera setup ; a 12MP and 20MP combination ,(Leica Sumulux H lens and f/1.8 aperture), while for the front camera, it has 8MP, f/1.9. Like many other 2017 flagship devices , The P10 Plus comes with the latest version of Android, Android 7.0 Nougat, with Huawei Emotion UI. Emus 5.1. Huawei P10 Plus is powered by a non removable Li-Ion 3750 mAH battery.

Price - $780.



5. HTC U Ultra

It comes with a 5.7-inch Super LCD5 QHD display ( 1440 x 2560 pixels) (513 ppi) and is protected by the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal memory expandable up to 256GB. The camera quality is superb. It sports a 16MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera (OIS) and can record 4K videos. It comes with a 3000 mAH battery.
Price - $840.





6. Asus Zenfone AR (ZS571KL)

The Asus ZenFone AR sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64/128/256GB of UFS 2.0 storage (expandable with micro SD) . It'll come with a 3300 mAH battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The rear camera packs 23MP, f/2.0, while the selfie camera is equipped with 8MP. I don't know the release date and price yet as the device is still yet to be released.



7. Gionee M6s Plus

This smartphone sports a 6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) AMOLED display (367 ppi). The smartphone packs 16MP on the rear with dual LED flash, and an 8MP front shooter.
The M6 Plus comes with a massive battery ( 6020 mAH).The phone also runs Android Marshmallow with Amigo 3.5 on top. The Gionee M6s Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor clocked at 1.9GHz and it comes with 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU. The phone comes with 64GB or 256GB of internal storage. Price - $515.



8. ZTE Axon 7s

This phone is powered by a Qualcomm (MSM8996) Snapdragon 821 processor.It comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal storage (expandableto 256GB) . The ZTE Axon 7s also sports a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels/534 ppi) AMOLED display. The phone runs on MiFavor UI 4.0 based on Android Nougat and comes with a dual camera setup (20MP+12MP)f/1.8 aperture, (phase-detection autofocus, dual-LED flash), and an 8MP front shooter. It comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAH battery.

ZTE Nubia Z17 Smartphone- Specifications and Review

ZTE's Nubia Z17 has been creating a lot of hype in the news lately. The phone is supposed to come with an almost bezel-less front, with a pressure sensitive display. It'll also come with Quick Charge 4.0.


Specifications

It comes with the Snapdragon 835 chipset and an Octa Core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. The phone also has a combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB).

Keeping the lights on is a 3100 non-removable Li-Ion battery.

It also sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080p (Full HD). Interestingly, the home button seems to be missing, but at the bottom bezel, there is the Nubia read Halo virtual button, a ZTE trademark. At the back, there is a dual camera set-up, with what seems to be a dual-LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is just below the rear camera.

Specifications Of The Upcoming Nokia 9 Android Smartphone

Nokia unveiled 3 Smartphones and the new version of the 3310 at the MWC in Barcelona. However Nokia did not unveil one of it's upcoming flagships :

The Nokia 9


The upcoming Nokia 9 phone will reportedly come with 8GB RAM of memory. With the way smartphone manufacturers are heading, this device may also sport a 13MP dual camera setup.

Here's the Geekbench report



It'll come with a 5.5 inches OLED touchscreen display with a 1440×2560 pixel resolution. Under the hood, the Nokia 9 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core chips etc clocked at 1.9GHz.


The Nokia 9 may come with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM with 64GB/128GB or 256GB ROM which I must say is pretty impressive.
The Nokia 9 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat at the moment.


HMD hasn't released any details on the Nokia 9's release date but expect it in Q3 or Q4 of 2017

Image Credit - ConceptPhones

Saturday, 27 May 2017

See The 7 Fastest Octa-Core Android Smartphones In The World

Every OEM is trying to release the best devices and add as many features as they can to their flagship devices. In recent developments we've seen smartphones with extremely powerful Snapdragon processors, 4k Screens, Massive battery capacity, dual cameras , large storage space and RAM capacities that can compete with a average laptop.



However, the downside of all these high specifications is that most of the devices don't come cheap,you certainly have to spend a reasonable amount to get one of these beasts. Here's my card you can use it to get one. Hehehe


I've compiled a list of the fastest smartphones that run on octa-core processors. -



Samsung Galaxy S8
In first place on my list is the Samsung Galaxy S8 which sports a Super AMOLED 5.8-inch QHD screen with 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi) resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by a 1.9 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model). It has 4GB of RAM and packs 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD)

The rear camera of the S8 packs 12MP with f/1.7 aperture (including phase-detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash) while the front comes with 8MP, f/1.7 (autofocus & Auto HDR). The Samsung Galaxy S8 runs on Android Nougat and is powered by a 3000 mAH non removable Li-Ion battery with (Quick Charge 2.0). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G. Samsung Galaxy S8 costs about N285,000




2. Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Next on the list is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The Xperia XZ Premium sports an IPS 5.46-inch screen and with a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and an excellent (807 ppi). Under the hood is a Snapdragon 835 SoC.

It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB). This Sony flagship is water resistant with an IP68 certification. The rear camera is a 19MP, f/2.0 aperture (predictive phase-detection and laser autofocus) while the front is 13MP, f/2.2 . aperture . Keeping the lights on is a massive 3230 mAH(Quick Charge) . It runs on Android Nougat (7.1). It costs about 275,000 naira.




3. Vivo X7 Plus
The Vivo X7 Plus sports a Super AMOLED 5.7-inch full-HD display and 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (386 ppi). Under the hood is a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm (MSM8976) Snapdragon 652 processor.


It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB). The X7 Plus packs 16MP on rear camera (LED flash and PDAF). The front camera also comes with 16MP, f/2.0 aperture, with LED flash. It comes with Funtouch OS v2.5.1 running on top Android Marshmallow. It also has 4G connectivity. X7 Plus comes with a massive 4000 mAH battery and supports fast charging.

This device costs about N280,000.



4. Gionee M2017
The selling point of the Gionee M2017 is the powerful battery. Gionee M2017 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED screen with 1440×2560 pixel resolution and curved edges. Powering this device is an octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM.

The phone comes with 128GB of internal storage which cannot be expanded. What else do you need to expand here?


It has a dual camera combination of 2MP+13MP, and an 8MP front shooter. This device runs on Amigo 3.5 UI on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device comes with a massive 7000 mAH (Quick Charge 3.0).
Like I said big specs comes at a cost. This phone costs about N395,800





5. Huawei Honor Magic

This device comes with a 5.09-inch AMOLED QHD display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. The display has curved glass on both sides. It is powered by an 1.8GHz octa-core. Interesting the processor is Huawei's Hisilicon Kirin 950 processor. It has 4GB of RAM and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The phone packs 64GB of storage which is not expandable unfortunately. It sports a dual 12MP camera setup on the rear side with an f/2.2 aperture along with an 8MP front-facing camera. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Honor Magic Live OS UI atop and is powered by a 2900 mAH battery. The device costs around N205,000





6. BlackBerry Keyone

TCL took over the smartphone production from Blackberry. The BlackBerry Keyone comes with the signature QWERTY keypad.

It also comes with a 4.5-inch full-HD (1620×1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of (433ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). The phone sports a 12MP rear camera, and 8MP front facing camera with a wide-angle lens. With Li-Ion 3505 mAH battery. This device costs around N203,000.




7. Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)

The device comes with a large IPS 6.8-inch full-HD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (324 ppi). The Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm (MSM8976) Snapdragon 652 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The phone packs 64GB/128GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB via a microSD card) . The ZenFone 3 Ultra packs a 23MP primary camera on the rear and a 8MP front shooter. Keeping the lights on is a powerful Li-Ion 4600 mAH battery. The Zenfone 3 costs N292,000
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Whatsapp Rumor Stirs Up Trouble, Causes Mob To Kill Seven People

You know whatsapp rumors aren't new in Nigeria. Although they're annoying but they're certainly not enough to cause anyone to go on rampage here but it was a quite different story in India.


A mob of over 500 people in Jharkhand, India killed seven people in two violent attacks.

The attack was stirred up by a rumor circulating on WhatsApp. The rumor said that strangers were abducting children in Jharkhand. The next day , Mobs descended on innocent men who happened to be in the area.

According to the police, the rumor was completely false as no child abductions have been reported recently but it wouldn’t have still justified the crowd’s actions even if it were true. “They knew they were taking the law into their hands, and instead of turning them over to the police, they killed them ".

Police authorities are still trying to trace the person who started the rumor. This is just an example of how Whatsapp rumors can cause trouble. To the best of my knowledge, rumors wouldn't even move a fly in Nigeria but once in a while they can cause a whole lot of problems. I know a couple of people who fell for the salt rumor during the ebola outbreak . I know what you're thinking. Don't ask me if I bathed salt.




I will not tell you. Don't assume...

Friday, 26 May 2017

Gionee S10, The World’s First Four-Camera Phone Intends To Take ThePhotography To The Next Level; Features6GB RAM, X20 Processor

The much awaited Gionee's upcoming pro-American smartphone, Gionee S10 is being released today May 26 and expected to hit like a storm in the market.The wow thing that can flatter the phone is the presence of 4 cameras that is the first of its kind in the world.


The phone takes the camera technology to the next level by capturing images in the finest quality and clarity. The smartphone has 2 cameras (20MP + 8MP) in the front and 2 cameras (16MP +
8MP) on the rear side which details us that the selfie cameras are more powerful than the rear camera setup.



7 Strange Looking Smartphones Ever Made

You should expect a smartphone to be in a flat rectangular shape. It's unarguably the standard shape for all smartphones but a few companies have gone to the limit and added unique features that veered off from the "Standard". Here's my list of the most strange looking smartphones with unique features ever made.



Cat S60

The selling point of this smartphone is its thermal camera. Apart from that, it’s one of the most durable smartphones in the world. It has a
Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 1.8 m- MIL-STD-810G certified – salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport, thermal shock resistant and IP68 certification for water resistance. Under the hood is a powerful snapdragon 617. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory and to keep the lights on is a 3800 mah battery.




Yotaphone

The Yotaphone doesn't get a shape that's too odd but it's unique in its own way. It sports a dual display. It also sports a 5 inch full HD primary display on the front and 4.7 inch secondary display on the back. The Yotaphone 2 has a powerful snapdragon 801 under the hood.



Dior Reveries

Dior Reverie is a luxury phone and costs about 4.4million naira. It’s definitely one of the most expensive smartphones in the world. The device sports an LCD touch screen that is decorated with 1539 diamonds, 46 pieces of pearl and 18-carat white gold.


LG G Flex

LG G flex is the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. It also has a self-healing back panel that heals itself from scratches. The LG G flex 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC.



Moxi Bendable Phone

This flexible prototype from Chinese Moxi Group uses graphene to accomplish the task of bending. It's the same material used to make rubber more elastic (among other amazing uses).




Runcible

The Runcible probably looks like a make up kit but it's not. The device can do basically everything a smartphone does. The device is certainly unique and beautiful.



AQUOS Crystal

Sharp's AQUOS Crystal has a bezelless screen, which makes you feel totally immersed in whatever you're viewing. It also comes with a "Framing Advisor" to help you align images well.

Vertu Launches A Phone That Costs N138million

If you're looking for some classic and expensive device to use then Vertu has got your back. You can get a phone from Vertu's signature series.
The phone was designed by French jewelry house Boucheron.

The phone is made of 439 rubies in the shape of a Cobra with a touch of gold, emeralds and crystals.



Only eight of these phones will be made and each one you buy will be delivered to you via helicopter.


It'll cost just N138 million naira.

Thinking aloud : Will the phone be able to call our ancestors?


Thursday, 25 May 2017

How To Change The Look Of Samsung S8's/S8+ Navigation Buttons

If you like modifying things and you don't really care about the new Samsung Experience on-screen keys, I've got good news. A senior member at XDA-developers just developed a mod that replaces the Samsung navigation keys with an overlay to look just like the nav buttons found on the Google Pixel. No Root Access Required.



You can still change the color of the nav bar as you normally would in the Samsung settings, and you can also still change the order of your nav buttons. Note that it's risky to download apps that are not on the play store.

To remove the mod, simply go into your apps list and uninstall “com.android.systemui.product.res.overlay”, then restart and you’ll be back to normal.


Facebook Rolls Out New Features For Going Live

Facebook just added a couple of new features to Live, its live video streaming platform. With the latest update, you’ll see two new features: Live Chat With Friends and Live With.


Live Chat With Friends

You can now invite multiple people to private chat during any Live event. Let's say you’re watching a football match and you want to chat back and forth without the whole world being able to see what you say, you can now do that.


Live With

Facebook has also rolled out a feature that lets users to invite a friend to join them during a Live video, regardless of where they are.

Both features are available on both iOS and Android.

PES 2017 Is Now Available On Google Play For Android Smartphones

I've been playing PES 2017 for a while on my PC and I'm quite impressed with the graphics and game play so far. The major flaw in the game is that some teams are unlicensed so their names and emblems are quite different but you still get the same players though.

Chelsea is named London FC, Real Madrid is named MD white and Leicester is named East Midlands. These are just a few of the many clubs that are unlicensed. Some teams are missing as well. For instance, there's no Bayern Munich. On PC you could easily fix that with a PTE patch. I'm working on a way to fix it for the mobile version of the game. I'll post it on this blog once I get positive results.

I thought PES might fix that in the mobile version but it's quite obvious they didn't. Every thing is the same with improved graphics and the commentary is much better than the 2012 version.

Controls

You have to use a series of taps and swipes to perform long and short passes, through balls, and shots. It's just perfect.

Another feature that's missing is the career mode. You’ll spend most of your time building up your dream team in PES‘s version of ultimate team. That involves setting up a scouting network, recruiting , and picking the right tactics to get the job done.


Multi-player Support
While we all wail about the career mode, Konami came up with a new feature - Multiplayer. You can play against friends near and far in local and online play – all in real time. It’s a feature mobile football fans have been crying out for for ages.

The game is now available on Playstore for download and its totally free to download.

You'll need at least 2GB of Data and storage space to download the game.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Infinix Responds To Reports Of An Infinix Hot 4 Exploding

About four days ago, I made a post about a Facebook user reporting that an Infinix Hot 4 Exploded in someone's pocket. Infinix reportedly claims that the exploded phone was a fake one. I think Infinix is correct about the device.



Here's the podcast on how to detect a fake Infinix Hot 4. (please use a headphone to listen to this)




Infinix has also made series of posts concerning the hot 4 and how to detect a fake hot 4.
See the image below




Click To See Location Of Original Infinix Outlets

Don't forget to share this, you might just save a life.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

7 Best Ways To Protect Your Browser From Hackers

The whole world is already going crazy over the WannaCry ransomware.

"WannaCry ".. seriously who named this thing? . These guys need to find more hilarious names.

The Wannacry Ransomware Attack affected about 230,000 Windows PCs and requested that users pay to a bitcoin address to unlock their computers. The ransomware is just one out of a million ways that hackers can gain access to your information. A hacker can create malicious web pages that will install trojans and spyware that will steal information from your device . A malicious attachment can also sent via email to victims. In cases like this, opening the email can install malicious software and compromise the total security of your system or device.



Here are a few attacks that can affect your browser - Active X exploit, Java applets attack, Scripting attack / Session Hijacking / XSS, Buffer Overflow, etc.

Here are 7 ways to protect your browser while surfing the web

1. Always set your browser to automatically delete cookies anytime you close your web browser or you can manually do it.

2. Don't use multiple tabs when making online transactions.

3. Disable Pop-ups totally

4. Never Choose the Remember Password option in your Browser.

5. Always update your Browser frequently.

6. Don’t click or hover the mouse on unknown links.

7. Don't login on any website that is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. Always login on HTTPS rather than HTTP pages.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Infinix Hot 4 Explodes While In Owner's Pocket - Photos

According to a Facebook user Mimi Hillz, An Infinix Hot 4 device exploded while her neighbor was sweeping this morning. Infinix devices only explode on rare occasions. I've reached out to Infinix and the person involved though for more information. Infinix is yet to reply as at the time of this post .


I guess the device is living up to it's name. The "Hot" 4.




The Hot 4 certainly got too hot for the user.

Here's the post below -

What do you think?

Friday, 19 May 2017

Google Is Launching A New Android Based OS - Android GO OS

Google is definitely trying to increase it's market share in emerging markets with the creation of 'Android Go,' a version of Android O optimized for lower-specification entry-level Android devices and the bandwidth constraints of local infrastructure where those devices are sold.



Android Go is designed to be used on smartphones and tablets with 1 gigabyte of internal memory or less and to be used with just 512 megabytes of RAM, the modified Android O will be optimized to minimize power usage, prolonging battery life while still trying to keep apps running as smoothly as possible.

Who would even want a 512mb phone?



A customized version of the Google Play Store will be available on Android Go devices that will highlight third-party apps optimized for the operating system. These apps need to take up at most 10MB of storage and have a useful offline state in order to be considered for highlighting in the store, as well as appropriate battery usage and memory requirements. So expect to see the Lite versions of apps on Android Go's Playstore

Android Go will run alongside all Android OS starting from Android O. So any manufacturer trying to launch Nougat devices in 2018-


You have no excuse..come to think of it, Did you know that Android had over 2 billion users?

Have A Look At The New Android O Emojis - They're Amazing

If there's one thing I love about Google, it's the fact that they're constantly trying to improve their products.



The latest version of Android will be coming with a totally new set of emoji. Google usually designed the entire set with a more refined version of the gumdrop emoji that it introduced with Android 4.4 and has been altering ever since. The redesign in Nougat made the facial expressions more in line with what Apple is doing with their iOS emoji.


Android O goes one step further and finally dropped the gumdrop shape entirely in favor of a completely round emoji set that seem to look more like Apple's set.


Finally... I really hated the gum drop images. Now we're getting something more realistic.

The new designs have textures, with a shadow effect giving them a 3D look.
Have a look at the images below - (Image Credits - GSM Arena)