Some days ago, I decided to get a new phone and I had to choose between buying from Jumia or buying from a shop, I chose the latter as it was going to be more fun. (This post was originally posted in 2016)
As a Techie, I’d say buying things from Aba is fun and interesting but you’ll have to be really smart. I also had to choose between buying in the Market (Ariaria) or going into the main town. I didn’t want a too expensive phone so I placed my budget between 30-40k.
I ended up taking a bus to St Michael’s Road, Aba. I walked around the shops, bargaining and I noticed something quite common among the people selling the smartphones.
They always try to make you feel like an inferior device is good. My advice is ” no matter what don’t listen to them” . Buy what you want and leave.
Something really funny happened at the last shop I went to :
I initially requested for a phone with a battery capacity of 3000maH and above between 30-40k. They brought out an Infinix Note 2. Looking at the device, I was really happy but always remember – you don’t judge a book by it’s cover. I opened the back of the phone and checked the battery, 4040maH. (quite impressive)
I turned on the phone. The boot transition wasn’t too smooth, it seemed like a fake Infinix phone but I decided to investigate thoroughly before concluding.
After the phone finished booting, I opened the app drawer and went through the system apps. The icons looked bigger and lacked quality, unlike the ones in most Infinix phones.I spotted something strange again – Tecno’s Boom Player installed on an Infinix Phone. I was shocked. (Chai).
The next discovery gave me a massive blow. I checked the phone’s RAM Capacity and to my greatest surprise it was just 218MB while on the pack it was 2GB. I was dumbfounded. At that moment, I realized that if I didn’t know anything about smartphones, I would have just bought a fake phone for about 36k and later regret it.(In this recession, it’s unfair nah).
The same fake infinix device I dropped, an unsuspecting lady, unaware of my discovery picked it up and started asking about the price. I shook my head in pity. I always stay out of trouble so i couldn’t tell her she was about to buy a fake phone in front of the shop owner.
I decided to overlook the battery capacity and get another phone. I looked around the shop and spotted a TECNO W4 with a 2500maH battery, I went through the phone and everything was okay. I paid for it and left. (I bought the phone for N32,000). On my way out of the shop a guy met me and asked if I wanted to install apps on the phone so I decided to play along.
I asked how much to install WhatsApp and Facebook. The guy told me N500. I laughed and told him not to worry, maybe next time. If only he knew what I was saying in my mind. (hehehe.. You don’t know who you’re talking to.)
I just took a bus home.
That was quite an adventure . If you’re not smart you may end up with a fake phone.
Lesson – If you’re not good in detecting good smartphones always go with someone who knows about it. All that glitters is not Gold.
Top 8 Movies That Will Make Your Independence Day Awesome
Nevertheless let me get down to the list of movies I selected for you today with the download links
So just sit-back , get a bowl of popcorn, a can of soda and enjoy the movies.
Today I’ll be giving you a mix of horror, action and a little bit of romance for the hopeless romantics out there. I’ve watched all of these movies so believe me when I say they will make your weekend and I’m not dropping spoilers sorry
1. Mission Impossible 4 Fallout
Tom Cruise will definitely get you off your seat. I definitely found out why this movie shut down theaters and the box office reviews were something else. Tom is trapped in a world where any wrong decision could bring down the whole mission. Is it truly an impossible mission or would you rather say Mission Impossible
2. Game Over Man
I can watch this movie 5 times and not get tired of it. Game Over Man is actually a Netflix Movie about 3 Waiters who happen to be attendants in a hotel where hostages have been taken. The 3 waiters are now stuck with a decision of being captured or fighting to defend themselves.
3. Laid In America
Two British Teenagers are worried on their last day of high school, there’s a big problem they have – “They haven’t been laid yet” and they know they risk being laughed at if they don’t do it before they get back to the U.K. They plan on getting de-virginized before leaving but it doesn’t go too well at first as they end up getting kidnapped initially.
4. Sky Scraper
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), is an ex military officer who becomes a security agent for a company with the tallest building in the world. In this blockbuster movie, his family is stuck in the tallest building while it burns in flames. Dwayne must save his family or watch them burn.
5. Final Score
A Military officer comes back to visit his dead brother’s family. He takes his niece to a football game and the stadium has just been rigged with bombs by the Russians. Will he save his niece on time and also save the remaining people in the stadium.
6. The Wedding Ringer
Socially awkward Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is two weeks from marrying the girl (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) of his dreams, but he has a problem: He doesn’t have any groomsmen for the occasion. Desperate and running out of time, Doug calls upon Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and operator of Best Man Inc., a company that provides attendants for friendless grooms. As Doug tries to pull off the con, a bromance unexpectedly blossoms between Jimmy and himself.
7. Truth Or Dare
Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.
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TGIF : These 13 Movie Series Based On Hacking And Technology Will Spice Up Your Weekend
This TV series displays the tech and hacking with a bit of comic touch. The series shows the competition between techies in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley. What’s more interesting is the people who are more qualified are least successful whereas underdogs are making it big. This show is running successfully for three years now.
#3 The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd is very popular series and was running successfully for eight years from 2006 to 2013. unlike Mr.Robot it has its moments of hacks. The series shows the comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.
#4 Person Of Interest
It is one of the best TV series made till now. You will get to see humor, twists, and lots of other things. In this show an intelligent programmer built an AI (Artificial intelligence) that helps to stop the crimes in the city. The show will definitely give you chills.
#6 Halt and Catch Fire
Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie.
#7 CSI: Cyber
Special Agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI. The series has some plots and twists in which the main character tries to map the brain of hackers and cybercriminals.
An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.
This TV series is realistic in this series a bunch of geeks comes up with a social networking app to find people you should know. The TV show displays the challenging life of silicon valley because there’s lots of competition.
#11 Black Mirror
This is an American crime film directed by Lain Sofley. The movie follows a group of high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy. Basically, this movie is all about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers.
#13 Who Am I