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7 Things To Do When Your Smartphone Falls Into Water

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Let’s say you are at your house, your kitchen, or in a party and your phone
slips into the toilet, pool, or sink. No worries.

The thought of using your hard earned money to buy  a new smartphone hits like a brick.

It is quite true that your smartphone might be destroyed, but if you act very fast
enough, you can easily prevent your phone from becoming damaged and save the extra cash . Before going to what you
have to do, let’s have a look at what you should not do immediately
after your phone falls into water.

Do not press any keys

Do not turn the device on

Do not bang, or tap the phone

Do not blow it

Do not take your phone apart since most device come with a
Liquid Damage Indicator which when activated, could ruin your
warranty, and this could be triggered by opening your device.

Only open it if you absolutely need to.

Do not heat it (that include microwaving it or using a blow dryer).

The heat from a dryer can damage your device’s internal
components permanently.

Do not blow on your phone. This may to send water into the internal parts of your handset that it had not reached thus
causing more damage.

Do not cool it down

Now here are Things that you should do after your phones falls in water

1. Remove the phone’s battery

This is among the most important steps to saving it. Lots of circuits inside
your smartphone will survive a water damage provide they’re not
connected to a power source when wet.
To check whether your phone is water damaged , look at the corner
where the battery is. You should see a white circle or square, with or
without red lines. If you see, a red or pink color, your smartphone is
water damaged.

2. Remove the SIM card

Some of your valuable contacts and other files/data could be in your
SIM. For some people, saving the SIM card could be worth of saving
than the device itself. A SIM card tends to survive water damage quite
well, however, it is advisable you get it out instantly and dry it.

3. Remove the SD Card, headphones, and otheraccessories

Remove all accessories and plugs that cover the slots, revises, and
gaps in the device to expose them to drying
.

4. Keep your handset with the screen pointing up.
One of the most vital things you would want to avoid is the water
getting near your screen’s electronics. To prevent the risk of
damaging your phone’s screen, keep it pointing upwards and gravity
will do its thing to keep more moisture from getting near the screen.

5. Dry your device with soft paper towels.
Dry your smartphone with paper towels to remove moisture on the
device. You can also wrap your handset in paper towels, and shake it
up to get more moisture out of your handset’s core..

6. Get a drying agent

To dry your handset completely and as fast as possible, you’ll need to
absorb all moisture from its core. Below are two effective drying
agents that you can use to dry your handset:

Silica Gel Pacs
Rice

You should get enough of these two to cover your handset completely.
From all sides.
In case you don’t have access to these two, you can consider using a
vacuum cleaner. It can as well save your device from becoming water
damaged.

7. Wait for 48 hours
If you really want to recover your phone from water damage you’ll
need to be patient. Do not even attempt to turn it on to avoid short
circuits.
The above steps help your recover your phone from water damage.

Meanwhile, you should take a preventive measure by purchasing Rice
or Silica Gel Packs to make sure you are fully prepared for such
incidents.

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. Email - [email protected]

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Tecno Camon i4 – Full Specs And Cheapest Price

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Tecno just launched a new device into the Camon lineup the Tecno Camon i4 and the device comes with very impressive specifications and a very good price in this post I’ll be looking at the specs of the Tecno Camon i4.

Tecno Camon i4

The TECNO CAMON i4 ships with a mid-range MediaTek Helio A22 processor for the 2GB / 3GB RAM version and a MediaTek Helio P22 processor for the 4GB RAM version and 32GB / 64GB  of internal storage.

The Camon i4 runs on Android 9.0 with HiOS 4.6 on top, keeping the lights on is a 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging.

I do hope the fast charging isn’t the same as the Xcharge on the Tecno Spark 2 because that means it’s not actually fast charge. Tecno deserves this shirt on that note

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Design And Display

I’m quite impressed with the fact that Tecno decided to go with the dewdrop notch on this device instead of that lousy Apple-like rectangular notch. This one is quite similar to the one on the Samsung M20 and I’d say it’s not bad at all considering the fact that they’ve been giving us phones with notches since the release of the Camon 11 Pro.

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You basically get a 6.2-inch IPS Capacitive display with an 81.3% screen-to-body ratio. It’s not something you would call totally bezelless as there’s still as small chin below the device.

Tecno Camon i4

Camera 

The Camera is one of the selling points of this device as the smartphone’s triple camera has a 13MP, 8MP, and 2MP lens combination, which means you would get an impressive performance while taking photos and recording videos at 1080p. The secondary camera at the front is a 16-MP lens and great for selfies. You also get better quality when calling someone via video so cheers to the Snapchat and Instagram Slay Queens.

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Software And Hardware

In the specifications department, I’ll give Tecno a B+ on this. The Camon i4 comes with a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset clocked at 2-GHz combined with a Cortex A53 quad-core processor, which takes charge of the Camon i4’s performance. In the graphics department, you get A PowerVR GE8300 GPU to take care of the graphics. There’s also a 4GB variant that comes with a higher Helio P22 Chipset.

Storage

The Camon i4 comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB via a memory card. There are 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB variants.

Network And Connectivity

The new Tecno Camon i4 offers a variety of options for easy connectivity, which includes 4G with VoLTE (Voice Over LTE), Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, micro-USB, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.

Battery

The Tecno Camon i4 ships with a 3500 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery which means you get a battery that’s enough to last you 10 hours when used actively and about 36 hours when on standby

TECNO Camon i4 Specifications

  • Display: 6.217-inch (1520 x 720) pixels) HD+ display
  • Chipset: 2GHz Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor / 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor
  • RAM+ROM: 2GB / 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Operating System: HiOS 4.6 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear camera, 8MP 120° ultra-wide camera, quad LED flash; 16MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: Fingerprint sensor, AI Face Unlock
  • Dimensions: 156.9×75.8×7.96mm
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery :3500mAh battery

Pricing

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 2GB + 32GB variant is N49,000 ($140)

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 3GB + 32GB variant is N55,000 ($154)

The price of the Tecno Camon i4 for the 2GB + 32GB variant is N63,000 ($175)

So what do you think? Is this your next smartphone

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How Multiple Cameras Work On Android And iOS Smartphones

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How multiple cameras work on smartphones have always been a question on the minds of most people and 2019 is the year of multiple cameras and many if not all smartphone brands have released phones with multiple cameras. You’ve probably seen the Nokia 9 Pureview with 5 cameras and the Huawei P30 Pro that comes with 4 cameras  (40MP + 20MP +12MP +TOF Camera) and 50x optical zoom.

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/mobile-phones/Huawei-P30-Pro

 Huawei P30 Pro

How Multiple Cameras Work

These two devices come with crazy specifications but I won’t go into that right now, maybe in another post.

However, have you ever tried covering the main camera of your device with a dual camera?

If you haven’t, try doing that right now.

You’ll notice you are actually blocking the whole camera. That leaves the question – What do the secondary cameras do and how do they work.

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How Multiple Cameras Work

Now I want you to understand this. Most OEMs have other uses of their secondary camera other than the ones I’m going to mention below. These are just the basic functions of the secondary camera.

The secondary camera improves the overall clarity of the image with the help of a “Monochrome” feature. The secondary camera only records the black and white version of the image. With the help of the Monochrome sensor, the primary camera measures how much light is coming from the point of focus.

Previously (with the exception of the Google Pixel 3), the primary camera in smartphones normally handled the measurement so there was a very high possibility of losing some detail while measuring light intensity since it would still need to work on the color filtering.

So this extra burden is handled by the second camera which takes care of that area. Combining the monochrome image which has detailed information about the light and sharpness with the colored image that was captured by the primary camera will produce a rich and detailed image.

In some phones, the secondary camera acts as the zoom lens. Huawei uses their cameras on the P30 Pro a bit differently but going into the entire details might end up making this post a bit lengthy and a bit boring for people who aren’t hardcore techies so I’d try to keep this balanced. However, if you’d like to see that in another post do let me know in the comments.

So that’s basically how multiple cameras work on smartphones

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