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Review and Specifications – Obi WorldPhone SF-1

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 I just got the new Obi WorldPhone SF-1. Few weeks ago , i made a post about the launching event you can check it out here

OBI WORLDPHONES LAUNCH EVENT

The Phone is classy and will definitely compete strongly against Tecno and  Infinix. Here is a short review. I am so in love with this device.

REVIEW

The design is pretty minimalist with only two buttons, the
power/unlock button and the volume control rocker (which can also be
used as a shutter button when using the camera) on the left. On the
right side,you  have the SIM card tray slot that is a hybrid one, which is dual sim. However it is worthy to note that it has a slot for a nano sim which is pretty smller than a micro sim or a micro SD card slot.

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Chipset RAM, Storage
Coming down to the stuff that matters to most buyers, the Obi
Worldphone SF1 packs in a 1.5 GHz, 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939
Snapdragon 615 chipset. Obi has generously included 3 GB of DDR 3 RAM
for the 32 GB model (2 GB for 16 GB) and allows for storage expansion,
via the previously mentioned hybrid SIM slot.

Camera

The smartphone packs in a 13 MP Autofocus (Sony Exmor IMX214) with an
f/2.0 aperture on the back and a 5 MP sensor up front; both of which
are accompanied by an LED Flash.
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The primary camera’s quality was satisfactory
at best but it tends to overexpose. Colour reproduction is amazing, but
the camera presses for noise-free images, which lead to reduced details
while zooming in.Still then, it keeps things simple
with all the options easily accessible when needed. The front facing
camera does a satisfactory job and the flash really does help in low light
situations. Obi has thrown in a few more features like the Dynamic focus
(UbiFocus) and colour preserving ChromaFlash, OptiZoom.

OS
Although Obi did focus on the LifeSpeed UI at launch, it seems to be
limited to just the launcher and the homescreen. LifeSpeed (with Android
5.0 Lollipop) seems to deliver what can be accomplished by any
third-party launcher (available from the Play Store) and as of now comes
with few customisation options such as the ability to customise the use
of the power button to end a call or answer a call using the home
button. Also included are some gesture-based Smart Functions such
as flip-to-mute.
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Moving to the top we have a 3.5 mm earphone jack and a second
microphone along with a plastic insert for the antenna bands. Around the
rounded bottom, you will find the mini-USB charging port flanked by two
speaker grilles out of which only one is functional, while the other is
for aesthetic reasons.

 

Battery
The 3000 mAh battery that the Obi packs is supported by Qualcomm’s
Quick Charge 1.0 meaning that the battery does charge up quickly which is very good for the Nigerian Tech Scene.

Connectivity
On the connectivity front, Obi delivers with support for GSM, WCDMA
and 4G LTs. You get the dual SIM set up
which is basically a hybrid SIM tray so you get a 1 micro SIM + 1 Nano
SIM or 1 micro SIM + 1 microSD card set up. And then are the usual WiFi
options including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct and
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP. The SF1 also packs in the standard A-GPS with
GLONASS.

Coming to the stuff that really matters. Lifespeed that runs atop
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is basically a skin that comes with nothing
special apart from the theme functionality, which can also be turned off
from the Display Settings.
Obi Worldphone SF1 Screenshot 360
We had a lot of expectations from Lifespeed, but sadly it is nothing
more than a third-party launcher that hides some Cyanogen
bits underneath (for a variety of reasons). While Obi confirmed that
they have not used Cyanogen OS, but a firmware developed in-house, we
could not help but notice that the File Manager, Messaging apps come
from Cyanogen.
All said and done, the Obi Lifespeed UI style that can be turned off
from Display under Settings does provide the device with a distinct look
from the lockscreen down to the icons on the homescreen that are
instantly recognisable and look unique. Talking about the lockscreen, we
wish that it could have been able to display some notifications other
than simply giving options to swipe to unlock (shown in the image
above), to open the camera or the dialer app.

Performance
The audio performance of the Obi Worldphone SF1 is great. Call
quality was good with the call volume on the earpiece speaker are loud
and the mic is good; as callers on the other end could hear
conversations loud and clear. The same can be said about the SF1’s
loudspeaker, that is placed under the right side grille at the bottom
end of the smartphone, it is sufficiently loud and does a fine job at
what it is supposed to do.
The SF1 scored pretty much in line with the rest of competition that
sports a Snapdragon 615 chipset. But you also have to remember that the
SF1 sports a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, which should take a
toll on the GPU so you need to keep this in mind before you have a look
at the scores.
Obi Worldphone SF1 Benchmarks Screenshot 360 A
The hardware on board the SF1 delivered some commendable scores on
benchmarks despite my worries about the software ruining the user
experience. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with the Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB
of RAM passed off as a great combination and the deal looks even sweeter
when you factor in the price tag.

The 13MP rear camera is a Sony Exmor IMX214 Sensor with an f/2.0
aperture that delivers a sufficient amount of detail in daylight and low
light captures. Obi has included three extra goodies in its camera
software that inlcude, UbiFocus a dynamic focus mode, OptiZoom
a multi-frame super-resolution photos that mimics an optical zoom and
the colour-preserving Chroma Flash. Clearly, all of these are software
tricks and while the OptiZoom and ChromaFlash mode proved their worth in
daylight scenarios, the UbiFocus mode did not.
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Also not useful in the camera app was the HDR mode (result in the
second image above) that made captures far worse by overexposing them, I obtained better results with tap for exposure in the normal auto
mode.

Apart from the above mentioned camera modes, you get the standard
auto mode that does a great job and is quick to acquire focus and
process an image thanks to the great hardware.
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Daylight shots are great and the engineers seemed to have managed to
squeeze out a good amount of detail from the 13MP sensor. It was a hazy
day while the clicking the above images so the details may appear to be a
bit washed out.
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Low light shooting is the biggest drawback of the SF1’s camera. The
images way too noisy and you can notice this even without zooming half
way into the image. There is plenty of chroma noise upon closer
inspection and this results in low-light images that are almost
unusable.
In short, the camera is good only for daylight images, so whatever
your shoot in low-light better be close to the camera; close enough for
both the front and rear flash to cover. The 5MP unit on the other hand
did a great job in normal brightly lit scenarios and yes, the
front-facing LED flash does help. Video recording at 1080p was pretty
much spot-on and this can be said for both artificial and brightly light
conditions.

PRICE 

The phone is placed at about N50,000 on SLOT. However when it launches fully into the market there may be changes in the price.

 

Network

  • Bands

    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    4G LTE: FDD B3 1800 MHz & TDD B40 2300 MHz

Body

  • Dimensions

    146*74*8mm (7.8mm body with 0.2mm floating display)

  • Aesthetics

    Unibody with metallic accents and floating glass display

  • Weight

    147g

Display

  • Size

    5” JDI In-Cell IPS

  • Resolution

    Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

  • Pixel Density

    443 ppi

  • Protection

    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4; Oleophobic Coating; Fully-laminated OGS (One Glass Solution)

Platform

  • OS

    Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

  • Chipset

    Qualcomm® MSM8939 Snapdragon™ 615

  • Clock Speed

    1.5 GHz 64-bit Octa-core processor; Adreno™ 405 GPU

Memory

  • Internal

    32GB Internal Storage + 3GB RAM /
    16GB Internal Storage + 2GB RAM
    (DDR3 RAM and eMMC 4.5 ROM)

  • External

    Expandable up to 64GB by MicroSD™ card

Camera

  • Primary

    13MP AF with LED Flash; Sony Exmor IMX214 Sensor; f/2.0 Aperture

  • Secondary

    5 MP with LED Flash

Audio

  • Add-ons

    Dual Mic for Noise Cancellation, Dolby Audio™, Quick Charge 1.0

Communication

  • SIM

    Dual SIM (1 Micro + 1 Nano / MicroSD™ card expandable up to 64 GB)

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct

  • Bluetooth

    v4.0, A2DP

  • GPS

    A-GPS, GLONASS**

  • USB

    MicroUSB v2.0

  • **This service is not available in all markets.

Battery

  • Capacity

    Embedded 3000 mAh Li-Po battery with Quick Charge™ 1.0

  • Standby time

    up to 20 days*

  • Talk time

    up to 28 hours (2G)*
    up to 23 hours (3G)*

  • Video playback time

    up to 10 hours*

  • Music Playback time

    up to 60 hours* (via speakers)
    up to 100 hours* (via headphones)

  • *Values measured in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.

Sensors

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetic, Gyro, ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst

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Samsung Galaxy S10 , S10 Plus – First Impressions , Cheapest Price And Specs

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In this post we’re looking the Samsung galaxy s10 price and specs with the Samsung galaxy s10 plus price and specs.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus are basically one of the most longed after devices in the smartphone scene and today I’ll be looking at the specifications and price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and also the specifications and price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. So without further ado. Let’s get started.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigeria and Specs With Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In Nigeria And Specs

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Overview

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the first in the Galaxy S series lineup for 2019 and it comes with a 6.1-inch display while the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Displays and they are the first Samsung phones with an in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that works really well with improved anti-spoofing technology.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Performance and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ are both powered by the Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820 SoCs depending on the region, run Android 9.0 (Pie) with OneUI.

However, both devices come with a triple rear camera . Only the S10 Plus has dual front camera. The two phones also have IP68 water and dust resistance. You get 3,400mAh battery on the Galaxy S10  and a 4,100mAh battery on the Galaxy S10 Plus with support for wired and wireless fast charging.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Full Specifications

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigera

 

Display:

  • 6.1-inch Quad HD+ (3040 × 1440 pixels) Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with 550ppi, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection

Processor:

  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820 8nm processor with Mali-G76 MP12 GPU

RAM / Storage

  • S10 – 8GB RAM with 128GB/512GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price And Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price

Operating System:

Android 9.0 (Pie)

SIM Slots:

  • Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera:

  • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, 12MP Telephoto lens with 45° FoV, 16MP 123° Ultra Wide sensor  0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Other Features

  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos
  • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor
  • Sensor – Fingerprint Sensor

Dimensions:

  • S10 Dimensions: 149.9×70.4 x 7.8mm; Weight: 157g

Network:

  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST

Battery Capacity:

  • 3,400mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price And Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Pricing

So here is a detailed pricing details for the Galaxy S10. The device comes in different variants so here are the detailed prices for the variants in different countries.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigeria :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price In Nigeria based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigeria For 8GB + 128GB variant – N325,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigeria For 8GB + 512GB variant – N415,000

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Kenya :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price In Kenya based on the variants :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 128GB – KES 90,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 512GB – KES 115,000

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Ghana :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price In Ghana based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 128GB – GHC 4,900
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 512GB – GHC 6,273

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In India :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price In India based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 128GB – INR 63,986
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 512GB – INR 81,780

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In South Africa :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price In South Africa based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 128GB – SAR 12,585
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 512GB – SAR 16,084

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price Globally :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 price Globally based on the variants :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 128GB – $899.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 8GB + 512GB – $1149.99

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Full Specifications

 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price

Display:

6.4-inch Quad HD+ (3040 × 1440 pixels) Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with 522ppi, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection

Processor:

Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820 8nm processor with Mali-G76 MP12 GPU

RAM/Storage

8GB/12GB RAM with 128GB/512GB/1TB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD

Operating System:

Android 9.0 (Pie)

SIM Slots:

Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Camera:

12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, 12MP Telephoto lens with 45° FoV, 16MP 123° Ultra Wide sensor  0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

10MP Dual Pixel front-facing camera, secondary 8MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 90° FoV

Other Features

Water and dust resistant (IP68)

Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos

Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Sensor – Fingerprint Sensor

Dimensions:

Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm; Weight: 175g (Ceramic: 198g)

Network:

Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In Nigeria And Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In Nigeria

Battery Capacity:

4,100mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price

So here is a detailed pricing details for the Galaxy S10 Plus. The device comes in different variants so here are the detailed prices for the variants in different countries.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In Nigeria –

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus price In Nigeria based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – N361,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – N451,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – N578,000

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In Kenya –

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus price In Kenya based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – KES 100,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – KES 125,000
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – KES 165,000

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In Ghana :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus price In Ghana based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – GHC 5,500
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – GHC 6,819
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – GHC 8,730

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In India :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus price In India based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – INR 71,100
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – INR 88,897
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – INR 113,808

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price In South Africa :

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus price In South Africa based on the variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – SAR 13,984
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – SAR 17,484
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – SAR 22,384

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price Globally

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 128GB – $999.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 8GB + 512GB Ceramic – $1249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 12GB + 1TB Ceramic – $1599.99

 

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2019 Foldable Phones : Do We Actually Need Foldable Phones?

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It’s 2019 and seeing smartphone companies make ” the foldable phone mistake ” isn’t a bit surprising but the biggest question I ask myself each time is this

 

Do we actually need foldable phones ?

Foldable Phone Mistake

The Foldable Phone Mistake – Do We Need Foldable Smartphones?

Before I dive into the whole foldable phone issue, let me take you on a little trip back in time. Starting from when our regular smartphone designs started witnessing some major changes. So without further ado, let’s get started.

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In general, smartphone companies have always been competing with each other in order to get a larger market share with top Chinese companies like Vivo , Xiaomi And Oppo pushing design aesthetics to the max, sure enough they’ve gotten a lot of attention within the mobile phone Industry and are even the.

We all can clearly remember when Xiaomi started the bezelless trend back in 2016 with the release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix which was one of the first smartphones if not the first with very slim bezels.

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Chinese Companies, Oppo and Vivo also pushed design limits to the edge by moving the position of the front camera in their phones – The Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex respectively. Take a look at these two devices.

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You can clearly see what Oppo and Vivo did with their designs. In the Oppo Find X, both the front and rear camera’s are hidden and only slides up when you open the camera app while in the Vivo Nex only the front camera slides up.

Both designs are great but believe the “Nigerian” in me is still scared that the mechanical parts could fail. The way you feel when your camera doesn’t work on a regular phone would be worse on a phone with moving parts when it doesn’t even respond.

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So basically here’s what our smartphones have gone from in the past couple of years and the last one is the new trend smartphone companies are heading to – Foldable Phones

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You can clearly see how awkward that looks. At the moment, these foldable phones cannot even fit into anybody’s pocket so what’s the essence of the tablet become foldable if I can’t put it in my pocket without being scared of the screen having issues?

Personally I don’t know why they came up with this but if they are trying to bring back that nostalgic feeling that the foldable phones in the early 2000’s gave us, with the current technology in place, they are very far from it.

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There are companies that are still testing this at the moment ,those who have already released theirs and those who have simply shelved the entire idea at the moment because I believe they understand the market more.

Brands like LG have completely shelved the idea for now according to their head of mobile communications and home entertainment divisions Brian Kwon

According to Kwon, the company weighed a potential release alongside the launch of its 5G phone. But rather than introduce a foldable smartphone at this time, the company plans to hold off while it gauges consumer responses to folding smartphone technology.

 

Per the Korean Times, Kwon added:The market demand for smartphones is expected to be at around 1 million but LG’s main issue in smartphone business is to regain its market position. Considering this situation, it is too early for LG to launch a foldable smartphone. In terms of technology, we are fully ready to respond depending on consumers’ reactions (to foldable smartphones).

So while LG is trying to study the market properly, Samsung already released theirs and I’m very curious to see how people respond to this.

Samsung’s current device costs around the $1200 dollar mark . I guess we would have to wait for a proper review to know how it works in general but still – What do we need a foldable phone for ?

 

 

 

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer With 12GB RAM – See Full Specs And Cheapest Price

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price And Specs

In this post we’ll be looking at the  Xiaomi Mi 9 price and specs. The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone and it comes with 12GB of RAM and a 48MP Camera which is similar to the one you can find on the Redmi Note 7.

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price And Specs

According to Xiaomi, the device would come with support for Game Turbo, an Onscreen fingerprint sensor and Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Information

The Mi 9 is also expected to be powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an octa-core processor, clocked at 2.84 GHz which is faster than most of the average laptops we see today.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price And Specs

Coming to the display, you get a 6.3′ inch AMOLED display designed by Samsung and a  fifth-generation on-screen fingerprint sensor accompanied by a 3D full-curved glass body. This would be the  first Xiaomi phone to use a triple rear camera set up. One of the rear cameras is a 48MP shooter from Sony.

 

Explorer Price And Specs

It also has support for 20W rapid wireless charging which is higher than the 15w you can find on Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Price And Specs

At the back of the device there is a triple camera setup on its rear with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the main sensor. The waterdrop notch display houses a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 front-facing camera.

Price And Specs

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Price In Nigeria

The Xiaomi Mi 9 price in Nigeria would be around $517 (N191,500)

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price In Nigeria

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer price in Nigeria would be around $885 (N362,000)

 

So what do you think about this? Too expensive or Good pricing for a Flagship?

 

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Gionee S8s – Full Specifications And Cheapest Price In Nigeria And Kenya

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Gionee Mobile seems to have come out from their smartphone drought and just released a new smartphone dubbed the Gionee S8S. In this post, we’ll be taking a close look at the full specifications and price of this device. If you remember some time ago, Gionee was allegedly bankrupt after their manager allegedly spent 1b yuan gambling at a casino and now it seems they’ll be coming back soon.

Gionee S8s Price In Nigeria

 

The Gionee S8s is a brand new smartphone in Gionee’s line up and according to Gionee is called the  “Notch Fullview Display”. The S8s comes with an impressive  5.86-inch display accompanied by 3GB of RAM alongside 32GB of internal storage (expandable via micro sd).

You also get a dual rear camera setup with a 3000mAh battery keeping the lights on. The best part of the battery is that it comes with fast charging support which according to Gionee will make the phone charge from 0-100 percent in less than an hour. The pricing isn’t too bad either. Nevertheless, enough of the chitchat. Let’s see what this phone comes with

Gionee S8s Design and Display

The design on the Gionee S8s isn’t really bad but there’s nothing too flashy about the device. You get a 5.86-inch display screen with the annoying wide notch cut out at the top where the front-facing camera is placed. I wonder why the notch everyone is abandoning is still being added to a Gionee phone in 2019 though

The display resolution gives you a 1520 x 720 pixels screen resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It still has the chin at the bottom though

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At the back of the device, you get to see the camera at the top left corner supported by an impressive LED flash underneath for better night shots. Like all new smartphones, it still has the fingerprint sensor for security and it’s placed at its usual position at the center. The overall device build is plastic and i’m not surprised considering the price range. It’s not too heavy as the phone just weighs 167.5 grams and measures 8.75mm in thickness .

When buying the device you get to choose between two color options; Matte Black and Gold. It uses two Nano SIM Card slots and another one for the micro SD card slot for expanding the memory

Gionee S8s Operating System

I’m pretty impressed that the phone ships with the Android 9.0 Pie OS as the Operating system. It also has Gionee’s UI customizing the whole user interface so you don’t expect to get a stock Android experience on this phone.

Performance and Hardware

In the performance department powering the phone is handled by a  MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which has an Octa-core Processor clocked at 2.0GHz. You also get an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked at 650MHz.

In the memory department, you get 3GB of RAM which would ensure good user experience and better multitasking alongside 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded further using a micro sd card to up to 128GB through the in-built Micro SD card slot. T

Gionee S8s Camera

The main camera of the Gionee S8s is a dual camera setup. You get a 13MP main rear camera supported by the usual secondary 5MP camera which acts as a depth sensor and makes it possible to take photos in portrait mode. It also has a dual LED flash to improve pictures taken in low light conditions

Selfie lovers would get a  front facing camera with a single 8MP camera that’s enough for all their selfie needs.

Gionee S8s Connectivity and Battery

There is obviously the usual Bluetooth and WIFI adapter among many other sensors. There’s also support for 4G LTE connectivity, GPS and a USB Type-C port with support for USB On The Go (OTG).

Keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh battery which I believe should be able to get you through the day if you aren’t a heavy smartphone user . However, Gionee says it would get you the day “with ease”. The battery also has full support for equipped with fast charging and Gionee says it should charge from 0-100 within an hour

Gionee S8s Price And Specifications

 

Design

  • Dimension: 149.1 x 71.65 x 8.75mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 167.5 grams
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • Size: 5.86-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixels
  • Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) , Octa-core 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)

Camera

  • Primary: 13MP + 5MP – dual-LED flash
  • Secondary: 8MP – HDR

Network and Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB: Yes, Type-C
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • NFC: N/A
  • GPS: Yes
  • Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery

  • Capacity: 3,000mAh non-removable
  • Type: Li-Poly
  • Fast Charging: Yes
  • OTG Support: Yes

Price and Availability

The Gionee S8s price in Nigeria is N46,500

The Gionee S8s price in Kenya is KES 13,000

The Gionee S8s price in Globally is $130

Buy Gionee S8S on Jumia

The Gionee S8s price on Jumia Is N45,500 – Buy This Device

 

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9Mobile Free Data: How To Get Free 2GB Data On 9mobile

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9mobile free data is here again. 9mobile is giving subscribers free data but there’s a clause attached to It . You need to be a Samsung User. Yes . That’s the clause.

 

According to Samsung NG, if you are using Galaxy J4+, J6+, A7 2018 and A9 2018, you are entitled to get free data on 9mobile.

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For people using the Samsung Galaxy J6+ and J4+, you’ll get 1.5GB Free instantly, 100% data bonus for 6months and 50% bonus next 6 months. While Samsung Galaxy A7 and A9 users get 2GB Free data instantly, 100% data bonus.

 

How To Get 9mobile Free Data On Samsung

All you need to do is to Download Samsung Member App here.

==>Get insider tips to unlock your device’s full potential

==>Easily review device diagnostics

==>Access exclusive events and benefits

==>Pose questions directly to the experts and get 1-on-1 customer support

==>Connect and share with others in the community

Note: Bonus Offer ends March 31st 2019.

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Sad : Facebook To Shut Down It’s App By February 25 , Users May Lose Photos

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Facebook Moments, the app that Facebook launched in 2015 to help you manage pictures of photos of you and your friends will be closed down on February 25.

 

The Facebook Moments app used Facebook’s facial recognition software to identify your friends through a bunch of photos so that you can group them all together.

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I think why the app was not quite successful is because the app didn’t actually link those photos up to Facebook. The photos could only be viewed within the app. Uploading to Facebook directly was better.

Why Facebook Moments Is Shutting Down

According to Facebook – ‘not many people were using it’. However, we are seeing the application of the technology in Facebook’s native app when you receive notifications about old photos that you have uploaded with your friends in the form of ‘memories’. Facebook itself has not added any new features to it over the years.

For those who have been using the app and uploading photos in the app, there is no need to worry. Facebook has created a tool, that lets you create a private album of the photos on your Facebook account and the photos will only be visible to you. The second option is to download the photos to your device. The deadline period is until May, after which the photos will be deleted by Facebook

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Xiaomi Launches In Africa To Compete Against Tecno, iTel and Infinix

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A couple of months ago Xiaomi Global Spokesman Donovan Sung made a post about their new store that launched in Spain and also asked for suggestions on where they should launch their next store and here’s what I said.

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This means the expansion of Xiaomi had been on the cards for a while.

If you have been following up Xiaomi for a while, you would know that they tend to compete on the foreign market rather than their home country China due to the congestion.

Now, the company is looking to take things to the next level and come to Africa. On Sunday, Xiaomi announced the establishment of their African Regional Department and Wang Lingming (Xiaomi’s VP) was appointed as the manager of the department.

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At the moment, in Africa we have over 1.2 billion people but the smartphone usage isn’t really too high and many people still use feature phones and because of this some phone brands don’t really do well in Africa. At the moment Transsision Holdings rules the African smartphone market with its three brands – itel, TECNO, and Infinix ranking at the very top in Africa in terms of market share.

In 2019, the Africa will become one of Xiaomi’s main pioneers in their international business, and their biggest rival here is Transsision Holdings.

What I Think About Xiaomi Coming To Africa

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Xiaomi has everything it takes to succeed in Africa especially if it starts off with its recently established Redmi Brand. Redmi already have one of the core features that is missing in all the Transission brands – high quality specs at a low price. You can see how successful the Redmi Note 7 has been so far and we can guess how much the price would have been if it was a Transission product.

Transsision basically takes advantage of the mid-range and low-end smartphone market which is a strong competitive ground for Xiaomi. I believe this would also boost competition among the two brands.

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